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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

  • 3

    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

  • -2

    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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    nigelboy

    It means you didn't know what you are talking about, you didn't even know that Japan got the invitation from China and kept denying everything

    Did they?

    一方で、華報道官は、安倍総理大臣を招待したかどうかについては明言しませんでした。

    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20150324/k10010026671000.html

     中国外務省の華春瑩報道官は25日の定例記者会見で、中国が戦後70年に合わせて9月に予定している軍事パレードなどの記念行事に、安倍晋三首相を招待したことについて「事情を承知していない」と述べ、確認しなかった。

    http://www.sankei.com/world/news/150325/wor1503250061-n1.html

    And, yes, if you ask any Chinese you will have the same answer that the CCP prevailed in China and now even prevail economically over the whole world. Accept it because denying it will get you nowhere except depression that Japanese seem to suffer a lot.

    Then stop whining as though you are eternal victims because all if former Allieds have stopped several decades ago. What a wuss.

    Posted in: Abe expected to skip China's Victory Day parade

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    nigelboy

    It was their prolonged resistance (on the nationalist side) that forced Japan to push further south in order to cut off their supply routes. That in turn led to the oil embargo from the US - and the rest is history. However I think it would be a churlish move on the part of Mr Abe to skip the parade

    They were beaten so bad that Chiang Kai Shek wanted to negotiate a surrender but the Allies (Churchill) told him to stop whining.

    Posted in: Abe expected to skip China's Victory Day parade

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    nigelboy

    Nope. Mr Abe has made a point of offending east Asia - and almost single-handedly risks upsetting the peace of the region. He is a destabilising influence, a white-washer, and a revisionist. I am most curious why such a person is being invited to address congress

    It's irrelevant. If 'upsetting' Korea and China results in the instability of the region, it saids more about their immature attitude.

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

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    nigelboy

    Why is this relevant to the topic?

    Because they are protesting.

    Abe should be forced to repair ties with China and South Korea before being allowed to address congress

    Now that's irrelevant.

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

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    nigelboy

    nigelboy, keep denying it. What does the following statement mean?

    It means China is playing this 'sincerity' game. Rather pathetic considering they're pretending to victims while 'showing off' their Little Emperor forces. Do people in China still believe that it was the "Resistance" that prevailed in China? Lol.

    Posted in: Abe expected to skip China's Victory Day parade

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    nigelboy

    nigelboy, getting angry will not help when it is the truth. Keep denying it will not help. China has always been consistent in what they say and do, but I can't say the same for Japan.

    Angry? No. I'm constantly amazed that you make such remark when they keep changing their tune. Their consistency is that they move their goal posts.

    To add

    "...Japan’s foreign ministry said it had not received an invitation..."

    “There will be great reluctance to attend [at a senior level], especially if it appears designed to upset Japan,” said one European diplomat..."

    And of course, this.

    The September 3 display, in which heavy weaponry is likely to feature, is set to pass by Beijing’s symbolically resonant Tiananmen Square, where tanks rolled in during a bloody massacre in 1989.

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ecebc5fa-cee8-11e4-893d-00144feab7de.html#axzz3VchfUSom

    "Sincere" is not in the Chinese vocabulary. So stop preaching I say.

    Posted in: Abe expected to skip China's Victory Day parade

  • -3

    nigelboy

    Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga “declined to comment on whether Abe would attend the Chinese parade.” “We have told them our country’s way of thinking regarding such an official ceremony,” he said. From this answer It clearly shows that Japan has been invited and that Abe will not be attending.

    It doesn't. Nice try.

    1978 was a long time ago, besides Japanese leaders couldn’t even remember that they did agree with China to put the island issue aside for the next generation to solve, so we can’t really blame China for not able to forget about the atrocities either. My point is that not only that the whole country of Chinese people will be watching the ceremony but the whole world too. A sincere apology and a commitment to follow through at this point will definitely put the issue to rest. It is a win-win for both. But I don’t think Abe will do it because it is against what he stands for. China knows it too. He always puts his political party’s and his own interest ahead of national interest. Why do you think Japan has been in the doldrums for so long? Good leaders make all the difference, but poor leaders get all the glory.

    There is no dispute. That was the status quo. And as usual, China broke them. Same crap with this 'history' issue as well. They keep making things as they go along. Irrational, as always.

    Posted in: Abe expected to skip China's Victory Day parade

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