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    nigelboy

    With eye on Japan, China announces national 'Martyrs' Day'

    Except for the inconvenient fact that it's completely ignored by Japan.

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    nigelboy

    The Toei-Oedo line in Tokyo is supposed to be the emergency services train line in the event of a major earthquake, but it was stopped all night!

    http://news.mynavi.jp/series/trivia/090/

    Lies by Disillusioned. I should know because I took the said line that night.

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    nigelboy

    Not even close...once again the difference is in the fact Germany owned up to its past while Japan didnt and continues with the "revisions" and denials. You know it , just dont want to admit it...thats all.

    It hasn't. Hence the dismissed lawsuits and the Greek situation.

    Posted in: China, S Korea urge Japan to reflect on wartime aggression

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    nigelboy

    WhirledPeas

    Interesting comment from a former director of the Asaian Women Fund.

     また日本が慰安婦問題の解決を目指そうとしたことについて、韓国側があまりにも評価しなさすぎたため日本側はダメージを受けたと紹介。朴槿恵(パク・クネ)大統領が、このことを十分に理解しているかどうか懸念しているとの見解も示した。

     さらに、朴大統領が日本に対し慰安婦問題でこれまでよりも強い謝罪を要求すれば、日本社会が許さないだろうと指摘。韓国政府が現在のような強硬姿勢を続けるなら、得られるものはないのではないかとの考えを示した。

    It basically reaffirms what you stated about the enormous amount of effort by the Japanese government to atone the surviving comfort women but such effort was completely absent on the Korean counterpart which made the issue worse.

    The final paragraph basically sums up what I stated which is that if Pak pushes this issue further, the Japanese people will not forgive.

    Pretty strong statement but it's closer to the truth due to Asahi's retraction.

    Posted in: U.N. issues fresh call to Japan over WWII 'comfort women'

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    nigelboy

    That doesn`t diminish the difference in the way Germany has dealt with its past for the past 70 years versus Japan one bit. This is pretty evident by the state of the official relations Germany has with its neighbors that were occupied by it during the WW2 ( Poland, Czech republic, France etc....) vs the state of relations Japan has

    .??? It appears Germany is in the same boat except I would venture that since most European states are 'mature', they will not push the envelope like the two from East Asia.

    Posted in: China, S Korea urge Japan to reflect on wartime aggression

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    nigelboy

    Well, "the victors were the judge , jury and the executioner " over in Germany as well and funny Germany doesn't have the same ongoing issues with her neighbors since the Germans faced up to what their war criminals did and have not since tried to whitewash, clarify and revisit " their guilty past, unlike Japan. But of course the J nationalists always try to paint Japan as the unfairly treated victim, poorly done by the victors. Get real.

    German high courts have already ruled on stoppage of compensation of individual claims and their government basically told the Greeks that they aren't getting a single Euro.

    Posted in: China, S Korea urge Japan to reflect on wartime aggression

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    nigelboy

    Nonsense, I've been to Norway which is a great example as it is running a budget surplus and its an awesome place , not a " crap hole". Seems you are just unable to admit any negative point about Japan regardless of the topic or how blatantly obvious it may be.

    They have oil revenues to compensate the deficiencies. They are certainly an exception rather than the norm.

    Posted in: Abe faces another bruising debate over next sales tax hike

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    nigelboy

    Sorry, but the guy deserves what he gets

    Unprecedented comment.

    Posted in: A broken man living on dreams pulls Japan into Syria hostage drama

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    nigelboy

    i think the term "martyr" is more religious than political. and i think, if japan can correct and face up with its wwii realities, i think that will finally bring peace to the souls of the foreign soldiers (named here as 'martyrs'). but lying about what happened, and facing away from the truth, will only result in neighboring countries (and perhaps the world) coming back to japan saying things like "reflect on wartime aggression". and if lying and backtracking rules (as evident in the current leadership), that won't give or bring peace to the souls of Japanese dying during the war, imho. perhaps we can ask the question, do the souls of the fallen soldiers really want the tragedies they cause (during wwii) to be debated over and over again? i would say they would rather see it being solved rather than being created or used as a political issue to garner votes, etc.

    The question here is "what happened?" which in this case involved the victors to be the judge, jury, and the executioner.

    Posted in: China, S Korea urge Japan to reflect on wartime aggression

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    nigelboy

    WhirledPeas

    This is where SL's "blind faith" comes from. A link that is totally clueless to the legislative procedures of Japan.

    http://www.japantoday.com/category/politics/view/former-korean-sex-slaves-to-meet-pope-in-seoul#comment_1832388

    Posted in: U.N. issues fresh call to Japan over WWII 'comfort women'

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    nigelboy

    When government programs cost more than a government can tax to repay you end up with a lost decade or two - or more"

    When such programs does exist, it should be done in a private sector. Unfortunately, government programs exist to not fit in that category.

    Look. I've been to balanced budget states and regions and the first thought that comes to mind is "when am I leaving this crap hole?"

    Posted in: Abe faces another bruising debate over next sales tax hike

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    nigelboy

    It most definitely is about the right wingers. The politicians most definitely do not represent the thoughts of the people, and the majority of people do not share that consensus as you claim.

    With th recent retraction by Asahi, it's over. The more pushing by the ex comfort women and their supporters, expect a more aggressive counter approach. That's mass media for ya.

    Posted in: U.N. issues fresh call to Japan over WWII 'comfort women'

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    nigelboy

    Are you trying to claim this excuses Japan's wrongs?

    That's quite a leap. I'm merely addressing that since Germany has not addressed their forced military brothels, jerseyboy's comparison is moot.

    When you have the choice between politician A with right-wing views, and politician B with right-wing views, where both of these politicians will speak their right wing views out loud, it does not mean that they represent the views of the people.

    It's not about right and left anymore. It's about Japanese populance being deceived by Asahi and the lawmakers who took part in this issue based on lies.

    These ex comfort women and their supporters pushed too much where the general consesus among Japanese populace now is that they want retribution for those who are responsible which includes Kono and the head of Asahi.

    Posted in: U.N. issues fresh call to Japan over WWII 'comfort women'

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    nigelboy

    It is not about the past apologies but how the people in high positions, although of a minority opinion, make sure opinions such as nigelboy's are heard by the international community:

    These 'people in high positions' are elected by the Japanese people and it's their JOB to echo their opinion.

    As the initial Asahi articles put this issue at the forefront and paved way for Japanese population and their elected officials to resolve this matter in a sympathetic tone back in 1992, expect the opposite considering that the two central themes, "abducted by IJA" "200,000 comfort women" have basically lost the 'foundation' which were the Yoshida testimony and the deliberate confusion of Teishintai.

    Posted in: U.N. issues fresh call to Japan over WWII 'comfort women'

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    nigelboy

    NY Today -- yup, the usual lame, "but China and SK are bad too" argument" And now you have added the U.S. to the mix. Bravo. Sorry, no dice. Morals are absolute, not relative. What China may or may not be doing to its people, and what SK may or may not be teaching their children is irrelevant to Japan taking total and un-wavering responsibility for its atrocities. Respectfully, why can't Japan do what Germany did and nmot look for excuses?

    Not lame. It's defining the global standard. It's also a universal concept called 'practice what you preach'. And no. Germany has not addressed her military brothel issues.

    Posted in: U.N. issues fresh call to Japan over WWII 'comfort women'

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    nigelboy

    Nigelboy, Asahi is the only news outlet left in Japan that has a shred of conscious left. The other outlets are now just Japanese government mouth pieces.

    Puzzling comment considering that they LIED and admitted 30 plus years after the fact.

    Posted in: U.N. issues fresh call to Japan over WWII 'comfort women'

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    nigelboy

    U.N. issues fresh call to Japan over WWII 'comfort women'

    Japanese government will of course, definitely decline.

    My guess is U.N. had absolutely no clue as to the retraction by Asahi which made their prior reports completely worthless.

    Many in Japan are calling for a Diet committee hearing for Kono, Asahi, Mizuho, Uemura who are responsible for spreading this hysteria based merely on unverified accusations. Some civic groups are calling for perjury charges on former comfort women who filed suit in Japan.

    Posted in: U.N. issues fresh call to Japan over WWII 'comfort women'

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    nigelboy

    If you see that as a wothwhile argument you are welcome to it

    Perhaps I was not clear. To reiterate, Japan does not interfere with how both China and Korea interpret their own respective history. On the other hand, both China and Korea moat certainly interferes with how Japan interpret their own history.

    Posted in: China, S Korea urge Japan to reflect on wartime aggression

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    nigelboy

    You should be grateful that the Americans didn't allow in Japan what happened in Austria and Germany, where war crimes denial and any sort of commemoration of the Nazi regime is a criminal offense. You might not enjoy prison very much.

    I'm quite positive that U.S. and other members of the U.N. can distinguish a night and day difference between the Holocaust and the individual criminality imposed to Japanese individuals. There is a reason why a former class A convict can serve as a foreign minister and convince the U.N. Members to allow Japan into the membership and even make an acceptance speech at the General Assembly.

    Posted in: China, S Korea urge Japan to reflect on wartime aggression

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