nigelboy's past comments

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    nigelboy

    The writer of the diary wasn't a battlefield brothel owner, he was a clerk. What Allied reports stating the mobility of the women, except when the troops moved so did the brothel.

    "...In the latter part of 1943 the Army issued orders that certain girls who had paid their debt could return home. Some of the girls were thus allowed to return to Korea..."

    Posted in: U.N. commissioner urges Abe to meet 'comfort women'

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    nigelboy

    “Japan is prepared to take measures that allow an understanding that there were a large number of Koreans and others who were brought against their will and forced to work under harsh conditions in the 1940s at some of the sites,”

    And continues,

    .."And that during World War II, the government of Japan ALSO implemented its policy of requisition."

    Posted in: Heritage status for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction from S Korea, China

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    nigelboy

    would that be 19 out of the quoted 200,000 women?

    No. But perhaps reading the link I provided might help espcially the conclusion made by Professor Ahn. In this particular diary, the three comfort women operators are mentioned which had between 16-18 women. (pg 177)

    Pretty much on par with the Allied reports and the works done by Prof. Hata in regards to the mobility of these Korean women.

    Posted in: U.N. commissioner urges Abe to meet 'comfort women'

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    nigelboy

    Your right. It's a great discovery. In 9 month period, it averaged out two of them returning home per month. Then tell us how many couldn't get out? Probably 99.999 percent? Great evidence from Japan.

    It's based on one particular brothel. All other details pretty much matches the war time interrogation reports conducted by the Allieds so the description of "nothing more than a prostitute or "professional camp follower" attached to the Japanese Army for the benefit of the soldiers" (Per U.S. report) sounds quite accurate.

    Posted in: U.N. commissioner urges Abe to meet 'comfort women'

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    nigelboy

    Not only were Koreans forced to work but also the Chinese and POW's.

    Except the Koreans were not POW's. They were part of citizens of Japanese Empire at that time except that their conscription order was enacted in latter part of 1944. Prior to that, it was the Japanese who were subjected to such order.

    This is yet again, a classic example of Koreans using distorted history to claim themselves as 'elevated victims' and like the predecessors of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, they caved in to their demands by having "Koreans' mentioned specifically in the statement.

    The term 'forced labor' is now used so loosely that a person under the weather who happens to used up all his/her paid sick leave now fits the definition.

    Posted in: Heritage status for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction from S Korea, China

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    nigelboy

    Many of the works will highlight the efforts of China’s ruling Communist Party in the war against Japan.

    Which is equivalent to hiding in the bushes while KMT took the major damage thereby paving the way for CCP to essentially 'mop up' the depleted KMT.

    For this, Chair Mao actually displayed an expression of appreciation to Kakuei Tanaka. LOL.

    Posted in: China stresses nationalism in war anniversary propaganda push

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    nigelboy

    And just how do you think they were free to leave since most of them were kept in battlefield brothels. So even if they had paid off their debts they would firstly have to obtain travel permission from the IJA and then would have to obtain passage from them too.

    Actually, based on the recent discovery of the brothel owner's diary, it happened quite frequently.

    http://nadesiko-action.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/comort_women_diary.pdf

    In a 9 month period between Feb-Nov of 1944, 19 of them returned home. Some even telegrammed the said brothel owner to inform of him of their safe return while some informed him that they had not received a wire transfer.

    In addition to the book published by Prof Pak yun Ha who was involved in the initial investigation of the 'comfort women' issue in Korea, which basically stated that "Chong Dae Hyup" had coached these surviving women to falsify their stories, as well as the Asahi's retractions and Kono Statement Review last year, the overall impression in Japan right now is that this was nothing but a grand hoax.

    Posted in: U.N. commissioner urges Abe to meet 'comfort women'

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    nigelboy

    South Korea condemned on Monday Japan’s approval of textbooks that it said distorted history by claiming disputed islands, summoning Japan’s ambassador and warning that the approval was a sign Japan was prepared to repeat its colonial wartime past.

    What's most distorted is the Urinara Korean version (the only version allowed) textbook (as in singular).

    Posted in: S Korea condemns Japan's approval of history textbooks

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    nigelboy

    This is true. It's also a fact they conscripted women into sexual slavery, and men as labourers or soldiers

    Nope. No such conscription order exist.

    Posted in: Abe to craft war history statement with eye on U.S.

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    nigelboy

    China's economy has slowed dramatically and unless they can figure out how to raise the standard of living for the remaining 90% or so of Chinese not living on the coast or in Beijing, this whole venture is silly. China's economic output (never likely it's per capita GDP) could very well pass the U.S., but only if they can figure out how to increase wages and consumption and this rarely happens or can be sustained for an economy that is skewed towards low value added exports.

    Another thing that's puzzling is are these 'loans' extended by AIIB going to be in "USD" denomination since the initial paid in capital appears to be? It's boggles my ind not having a member who has the sole power to issue "USD" which is the United States.

    Posted in: Japan denies plan to join China-led development bank

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    nigelboy

    Yoshitsune -- Wrong "mate", since there are very few naturalized citizens in Japan.

    Naturalization is somewhat irrelevant considering that if you are born to a parent of Japanese citizen in Japan, most if not all hauuf's and Miss Miyamoto types are included in the 98.5%. They are, as Yoshitune, stated "hidden".

    Posted in: Multiracial Miss Japan hopes to change homeland's thinking on identity

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    nigelboy

    What's the 'mentality' behind forming an infrastructure bank when they themselves are one of the leading receipients from the already established ADB?

    http://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/institutional-document/42741/od-appendix1.pdf

    Posted in: Japan denies plan to join China-led development bank

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    nigelboy

    While Japan continues to whitewash it's history (via Mr Abe) then they are perfectly justified. I disagree with Abe getting to address congress

    Nope. It's simply a matter of not blindly accepting the distorted version of the opposition's view especially in regards to the comfort women issue. Korea is so messed up that they ordered the 'revision' of works published by Prof. Pak Yunha because it doesn't fit their distorted narrative. How sad. So yeah. Keep on being 'curious'.

    Posted in: Boehner invites Abe to address U.S. Congress on April 29

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    nigelboy

    In regards to the alleged "individual inspection"'

    https://www.mlit.go.jp/common/000997128.pdf

    As indicated in the above link ALL CARS (Domestic and Foreign) go through the same procedure under (型式指定制度)except for some IMPORTED cars, there is a "Preferential Handling Procedure" for models that are low volume where they are exempt from the aforementioned procedure. This isn't a non tariff barrier. This is PREFERENTIAL that Japanese government implemented to satisfy U.S. automakers whining.

    Posted in: U.S., Japan have significant gaps on auto market access

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    nigelboy

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    Safety and emissions standards are higher in America and Europe than they are in Japan.

    Except for the fact that just recently, Japan and EU agreed to a safety standard harmonization by 2016.

    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/economy/20150328-OYT1T50062.html

    Posted in: U.S., Japan have significant gaps on auto market access

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    nigelboy

    While Japan's government continues to display an unrepentant attitude to its actions in WW2 - no it isn't.

    How Korea continually plays this forever victimhood is irrelevant. Do continue to be 'curious'.

    Posted in: Boehner invites Abe to address U.S. Congress on April 29

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    nigelboy

    You miss the point, again. It hardly matters if they can LEGALLY bring up the bilateral issue in a working group or not -- it's no place for THIS bilateral issue because it is one that will only INCREASE tensions. If they want to make any progress in the abduction talks AND the nuclear talks they should not be in the same venue, different workshops or not. They should be done at separate times, under separate circumstances. Part of the reason is because NK is so childish, and their irritation over one issue will be carried over to the other. Another part is that this is Japan's motivation for the six-way talks

    The concept of separate working group is alien to you. There is a reason why the framework set this up.

    Posted in: Japan eyes informal six-way talks on N Korea

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    nigelboy

    I agree with Strangerland on this one, and have said it before myself, the six-nation talks are no place for a bilateral issue that will only increase tensions.

    And I have replied to you on numerous occasions that the framework of six nation talks includes several working groups which includes normalization between U.S. and North Korea (bilateral) and Japan and North Korea (again, bilateral).

    Posted in: Japan eyes informal six-way talks on N Korea

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    nigelboy

    “Simply put, the cherry blossom originated in China and flourished in Japan,” the paper quoted him as saying. “South Korea has nothing to do with it.”

    So true. You know it's "Spring" when Koreans get all bent out of shape when the Cherry blossoms in DC.

    Posted in: Blooming row over cherry blossoms splits China, S Korea, Japan

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    nigelboy

    If the following links are anything to go by, they're perfectly justified.

    They're not. The world doesn't revolve around these two whiners and when push comes to shove, Korea, specifically, is simply insignificant. You can be 'curious' as long as you like but that's simply the reality

    Posted in: Boehner invites Abe to address U.S. Congress on April 29

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