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melonbarmonsterDec. 12, 2014 - 07:53AM JST
Seeing all the whining in comments sections and the fact that Japan's majority ruling party denies war atrocities like it's 1935, I don't see why this is at all surprising.
Posted in: Chinese NGO wants Japan apology for 1937 massacre
melonbarmonsterDec. 04, 2014 - 02:01AM JST
The entire thing was orchestrated and implemented at a military, industrial level. Absolutely disgusting and not what decent people do. How can anyone defend rounding up basically children and sending them to battlefronts to be sold to soldiers. It's simply pathetic.
Posted in: Yomiuri apologizes for using term 'sex slaves' in English edition
melonbarmonsterNov. 07, 2014 - 02:10AM JST
I actually like LG better but they've been just lacking that 2%. Nexus 5 was probably the best phone on the market when they made the first one except for the giant flaw of not being 4G. They just need to do that again with top specs and make it cost competitive with iPhone and Samsung flagship phones.
Posted in: LG, Google strike patent-sharing deal
melonbarmonsterNov. 06, 2014 - 01:34AM JST
Honestly if white people stopped eating fish, the world would be a better place. I am horrified every time I see westerners fillet fish and throw the rest away. Even at fancy restaurants they'll just take the fillet part off the fish and serve it and not give you the rest of the fish. Tanned tuna.... one of the truly worse inventions of the world.
Posted in: Japan's star sushi chef warns of raw deal from overfishing
melonbarmonsterOct. 10, 2014 - 04:45AM JST
Even high schoolers writing articles on politics on highly credible journalism sites are able to work with Korea's defamation laws. It's pretty pathetic and conceited for Kato to think he can just ignore well heeded local laws. And no one is noticing that this guy is explicitly admitting that he published internet rumors!! LOL.
Posted in: Japan hits out at S Korea over reporter's defamation charge
melonbarmonsterOct. 07, 2014 - 12:39AM JST
This was sparked by Japanese fans flying the Imperial flag design during Korean Japan matches. Call me crazy but why not just stick to national flags and not fly WWII imperial graphics to a country that you invaded and brutalized?
Posted in: Japan protests over banner of Korean assassin at Asian Games
melonbarmonsterOct. 02, 2014 - 05:57AM JST
If Ahn was a terrorist for killing key heads of state for principled reasons what do you call men like Hirobumi who butchered civilians and royalty without batting an eye?
melonbarmonsterOct. 02, 2014 - 02:39AM JST
You can debate history but calling Ahn a terrorist is frankly stupid. He was an educated aristocrat with zero penchant for violence who assassinated a war criminal for principled reasons(gruesome murder of Korean queen, massacres of Korean civilians, etc.) which he clearly documented before the assassination and before his execution. Even his Japanese jailguards respected him and held him in high regard.
melonbarmonsterSep. 24, 2014 - 04:34AM JST
I'm sure the "new" features are fantastic for iPhone users but honestly the new iPhones looks like androidified iPhones.
Posted in: Record iPhone weekend sales top 10 million: Apple
melonbarmonsterSep. 16, 2014 - 02:00AM JST
How disgusting. You don't see Germans whitewashing Germany's WWII war crimes or blaming the Judenrat for the atrocities. The comments on this board are a good example of how poorly Japan has dealt with its past. No other developed nation, especially those involved with WWII, glorifies its fascist history and dabble in flying swatstikas, etc. It is all rather deeply pathetic.
Posted in: Asahi apologizes for erroneous Fukushima, comfort women reports
melonbarmonsterSep. 15, 2014 - 05:21AM JST
If you want to see future of NCF you have to go to Korea.
Posted in: Apple a decade behind Japan on mobile payment curve
melonbarmonsterSep. 10, 2014 - 02:22AM JST
Michael Chang was like 5'6 or something and he was THE most consistent player in tennis. He was a top 10 player for most of his career all while many #1 players rose and sank. It's a matter of infrastructure and investment in youth development the same as any other sport.
Posted in: Despite loss, Japanese fans proud of Nishikori
melonbarmonsterSep. 09, 2014 - 05:16AM JST
Yea the monkey has to work it's butt off but it gets regular food, medical care and a longer domesticated life. Not that different from humans doing basically same thing. As long as there's no animal abuse.
Posted in: Balancing act
melonbarmonsterSep. 04, 2014 - 07:21AM JST
More scientific focus LOL. That's rich. Stop with the BS excuses please.
Posted in: Japan to resume Antarctic minke whale hunt despite ban
melonbarmonsterSep. 04, 2014 - 12:40AM JST
All the excuses. Yes we all know that Japanese people you know are nice to you and you like the food. That's doesn't change the fact that WWII nationalist, fascist sentiments are still alive and well from the black van crazies and the swatstika fliers to the right wing conservative majority who see no contradiction in claiming Japan already apologized many, many times more than enough for the very things they claim didn't happen and Japan didn't do. Japan is the ONLY democratic developed country that still glorifies its racial, nationalist ideologies from early parts of the 20th century.
Posted in: China, S Korea urge Japan to reflect on wartime aggression
melonbarmonsterSep. 03, 2014 - 12:49AM JST
It must some special Japanese magic to claim you've apologized and paid money for the very things you claim you didn't do. Military industrial sexual violence against women is not something you can sweep under the rug with technicalities. Have more decency and pride in yourself.
Posted in: U.N. issues fresh call to Japan over WWII 'comfort women'
melonbarmonsterAug. 23, 2014 - 02:11AM JST
Choi Minshik is an amazing actor and this is a very well made movie. It's being shown in metropolitan cities in the US concurrently. Stop being butthurt.
Posted in: Film on 1597 victory over Japan breaks Korean box office records
melonbarmonsterAug. 09, 2014 - 01:21AM JST
If annexation is harbinger to claims then this is over since Japan lost the war and gave up all 'annexed' land with surrender. Also the empty island policy assumes Chosun's sovereignty over Dokdo islands which Japan didn't dispute... which is why it "claimed" Dokdo terra nullis 1905 like it "claimed" Korea in 1909. Empires don't claim lands that's already part of itself during its imperial conquests. Japan didn't "claim" Hokkaido or Osaka at the turn of the century.
Posted in: South Korea slams Japan's 'ludicrous' island claim
melonbarmonsterAug. 08, 2014 - 05:13AM JST
melonbarmonsterAug. 08, 2014 - 05:12AM JST
Sillyness. No Japan you did not magically discover and claim islands that Koreans on Ullungdo have been staring at and fishing on for thousands of year in 1905. Let's let bygones be bygones and leave your fascist imperialist claims where they belong.
Dec. 20, 2014 - 05:38PM JST
"As President Barack Obama told the story at his news conference Friday, he opened his call…
Posted in: Lots to say in historic Obama-Castro phone call
Dec. 20, 2014 - 05:19PM JST
"the West will have to dig in for the long haul to combat IS."
Posted in: Killing top Islamic State leaders not enough to cripple group, say experts
Dec. 20, 2014 - 05:16PM JST
And he was sober...
Posted in: Man stabbed at Shinjuku Station
Dec. 20, 2014 - 05:14PM JST
Abe is the best PM we have had in the last two years LOL
Posted in: Is Japan in good hands with Shinzo Abe as prime minister?
Dec. 20, 2014 - 05:10PM JST
You're a university instructor and don't have any bonenkai? Why not?
Posted in: Police step up presence at Tokyo stations to prevent trouble during 'bonenkai' season