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melonbarmonsterMay. 16, 2015 - 04:42AM JST
Those Samsung phones have been out for some time already in Korea, Europe and US.
Posted in: Docomo launches 10 new mobile devices for summer
melonbarmonsterMay. 13, 2015 - 03:37AM JST
Japan is the ONLY country in the world that has modernized, industrialized, democratized and still struggles with fascist ideology from 20th century. You can point to atrocities committed by US, Korea, or European countries but none of these countries deny their past history let alone glorify it the way that Japan does.
Posted in: Academics call on Japan to face up to its history
melonbarmonsterApr. 14, 2015 - 04:10AM JST
LOLOL. Ok I think it's pretty definitive end to this "deabte" when even the "takeshima" crowd can't give half-nonhilarious response. So multiple maps made by Japanese academics show Dokdo as being Korean property and so far the responses are: 1. Just bc it's not within Japan doesn't mean it's KOrea's. LOL cartographer even colored Dokdo same color as Korea. 2. The boundary lines that show Dokdo as being outside of Japan and Korea aren't "national boundary" lines. LOL. I guess not since in their view the other side of line is Korea which was soon to be part of Japan. 3. Koreans have to use Japanese map bc they can't even plot Dokdo in their own map. LOLOL. No there are plenty of Korean maps that show Dokdo within Korean boundary. I'm just showing Japanese maps for obvious reasons. Give me a break.
Posted in: S Korea condemns Japan's approval of history textbooks
melonbarmonsterApr. 13, 2015 - 11:23PM JST
Thats pretty stupid but someone should've spoke up and told them to shut and stop bothering everyone.
Posted in: Group of teenage Thai actors punished for dancing on Japanese train
melonbarmonsterApr. 13, 2015 - 11:21PM JST
No, unless you want to South Korea bringing in 500 abducted by North Korea and N and S Korea jointly bringing 5.4 million abducted during Japanese occupation in the discussion.
Posted in: Should the abductee issue be part of the agenda for the six-nation talks on North Korea’s nuclear program?
melonbarmonsterApr. 11, 2015 - 02:54AM JST
LOL. The Japanese maps clearly show the boundary going around Ullungdo and Dokdo but the boundary is not "national boundary"?? LOL I suppose that's true since Japan invaded Korea and claimed the entire peninsula. You have to be blind not see the line delineating Korea and Japan. The "other island" is described as being separated to Ullungdo as Oki is to Japanese mainland. That's Dokdo. These are some laughable claims.
melonbarmonsterApr. 10, 2015 - 01:05AM JST
Japanese Ministry of Culture 1887 shows Dokdo to be Korean territory: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7dyREffv9bw/UD6hdm48nMI/AAAAAAAAG0I/PIh9tyiqCvM/s1600/Dokdo+in+Japanese+Textbook.jpg There are dozens of these Japanese historical references that indicate Dokdo as Korean territory. Not a single Korean historical reference makes the counter-mistake.
melonbarmonsterApr. 10, 2015 - 12:40AM JST
These things are buggy as hell. You would also need a bluetooth keyboard and mouse on hand and you would have a window's 8.1 tablet on your tv screen.
Posted in: Improved stick-style PC with a CPU cooling fan built-in
melonbarmonsterApr. 08, 2015 - 05:11AM JST
There's hundreds of tons of radioactive water spilling into the land and ocean. This is nothing new. Between the plastic waste and Fukushima radiation...
Posted in: Radiation from Fukushima disaster detected off Canada's coast
melonbarmonsterApr. 07, 2015 - 11:58PM JST
No Japan you did not "discover" Dokdo terra nullis in 1905 and then get "invited" to take over Korea in 1909. Let's stop with the BS, call it as it is and move on please. Jeez louise. Anything involving land claims in and around 1900's with Korea is a losing cause.
melonbarmonsterApr. 03, 2015 - 11:26PM JST
I actually looked this up. Seems like there's several Japanese botany publications from a 1939 Japanese botany publication as well as 1989 agricultural report from Tsukuba University on plants that describes yoshino being brought from Jejudo Island. With recent DNA tests show Jejudo king's cherry DNA markers showing up on yoshino which isn't surprising since yoshino is a hybrid. It may also be true that these flowers can be traced to Tibet just like all humanity can be traced back to Africa. Enjoy the friggin flowers and leave the nationalism out.
Posted in: Blooming row over cherry blossoms splits China, S Korea, Japan
melonbarmonsterApr. 03, 2015 - 10:50PM JST
In the 90's it was the hordes of tacky dressed Japanese tourists with oversized camereas infesting world cities but now it's the loud and rude Chinese tourists... good grief.
Posted in: Singer Gackt claims he was victim of discrimination in Paris hotel
melonbarmonsterApr. 03, 2015 - 05:06AM JST
Good grief all the China and Korea hate and pro-Japan chest thumping. What's the use of complaining about China or Korea if you're going to do the exact behavior you are supposedly deriding?
melonbarmonsterMar. 23, 2015 - 11:21PM JST
The fact that this guy is not locked up but given sanctuary in Japan where his acts are fetishized and exploited for entertainment purposes is a shameful blemish on Japanese society. I feel badly for the girl's family and friends who has to live with the tragedy of what this animal has done while this guys continues to get press attention and living out his pathetic life into old age.
Posted in: 'Paris Cannibal' Sagawa reminisces over his grisly crime
melonbarmonsterMar. 23, 2015 - 06:42AM JST
Seeing that right wing sees WWII and Imperial Japan with nostalgia as a glorious period in Japanese history, see Yasukuni and appendaged museum as proof, this is not that far off. Of the Axis countries, Japan had conquered most territory, even beating out Germany. Abe and the right wing sees that, not with remorse or as a dark period of Japanese history. This is a key motivator for the right wing. There is a insidious underbelly and frankly those who are protesting should all be given some sort of reward.
Posted in: No to Abe
melonbarmonsterMar. 14, 2015 - 01:10AM JST
Let's start with admission and apology. Whining about victims not accepting apology is a pretty ridiculous complaint when the offender still has trouble admitting their wrongs and claiming they've already apologized for the very acts they claim hasn't happened all at the same time.
Posted in: A simple comparison of Japan and Germany is inappropriate. The two countries differ in terms of what happened during the war, under what circumstances they engaged in post-war settlements, and which countries they have as neighbors.
melonbarmonsterMar. 12, 2015 - 02:51AM JST
What a hilarious quote particularly the last part. Of course, Germany has apology worthy neighbors unlike Japan's neighbors who are responsible for Japan's lack of apology and reconciliation. Oh wait, but Japan already apologized! I forgot. Oh wait, but Japan didn't do those things. So Japan already apologized for those things that didn't really happen and it's Korea and China's fault. LOL.
melonbarmonsterMar. 11, 2015 - 02:16AM JST
Germany has been generous in recognizing its role in WWII atrocities and aggressions. Where is Japan's monuments, museums, holidays, laws banning denials in recognitions of its victimized neighbors and minorities living within Japan under what the UN calls "deep and profound racism"????
Posted in: Merkel reminds Japan to confront wartime past
melonbarmonsterMar. 07, 2015 - 06:00AM JST
Can someone explain to me how you apologize for something you deny?????? Good grief.
Posted in: Japan shrugs off S Korean calls for 'sex slave' apology
melonbarmonsterMar. 07, 2015 - 05:56AM JST
LOL. The contradictions are almost hilarious if the topic wasn't so sordid. It must be some sort of Japanese zen logic to claim you've already apologized for something you deny at the same time. The women were prostitutes but Japan already apologized??? Nice "apology."
Posted in: S Korean president urges Japan to apologise to 'comfort women'
Jul. 05, 2015 - 07:23AM JST
A rising property market would help support the view that Japan's economy is finally recovering.
Posted in: The quality of buildings is high while investment opportunities are abundant, unlike Singapore or Hong Kong where the number of available properties is limited. In that sense, Tokyo is one of the best destinations for investment.
Jul. 05, 2015 - 07:21AM JST
It's sad that another passenger was killed and people were injured by the smoke, however things…
Posted in: Fatal fire on airtight bullet train exposes lapses
I didn't believe in ghosts until I saw met two ghosts on Zushi beach a few…
Posted in: Japan is full of ghosts: Visiting the grave of Taira no Masakado’s head
We always hear that the Shinkansen has a flawless safety record on passenger fatalities but if…
Jul. 05, 2015 - 07:19AM JST
@sensei258 A person has no choice about their sexuality neither.
Posted in: Married Sunday, fired Monday: next U.S. gay rights fight