nigelboy's past comments

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    nigelboy

    Then what you initially said about civilian casualties is pretty much irrelevant.

    You're the one who brought up Rommel. Stop whining. It's pathetic.

    Stop deliberately misconstruing things that other people say in order to support your own arguments. When you learn to be less weaselly, evasive and patronising, not to mention a bit more comprehensible, your comments might be worth replying to.

    I made no such attempt for it's you who can't comprehend a simple comment from LeMay.

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    nigelboy

    If you really think signing a treaty provides immunity from any action in the future and forever that shows a lack of repentance, you are kidding yourself

    Most civilized nations do. This is demonstrated by other nations except Korea and China. In regards to Yasukuni, if they don't like the lawmakers and PM going there, say so before signing the treaty or at least make it a pending issue which is holding up the signing. Don't go complaining several decades later when moneys are received. Don't go changing goal posts.

    I would have to seriously question their judgment to pick yasukuni for that when Chidorigafuchi is a MUCH better place for that, anyone who thinks politicians should put on a show at yasukuni clearly needs some history lessons.

    Not this lame argument again. The latter is for unidentified ashes, only while the former not includes the names. Also, what makes you so sure that a lawmaker doesn't visit both especially on August 15th?

    It always amazes me how most Japanese GET what Nazi's did BUT remain utterly silent on what Japan DID!............. It aint working too well for Japan now is it, reap what you sow!

    What's amazing is that these ex pats equate IJA with Nazi because simply they were aligned and had lost the war.

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    nigelboy

    Yeah! Exactly! Curse them for having been invaded by a neighbor who has never properly repented and refuses to do show. They should learn.

    After signing a treaty that absolved those issues, the demand for more by reasoning of "never properly repented" sounds like an extortion for an only a "proper" nation can determine what "proper resentment" is.

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    nigelboy

    Unfortunately for Japan, they don't get to determine what is or isn't an internal matter. That's determined by whether or not another country takes interest in that matter. And since going to Yasukuni irritates Japan's neighbours, it most definitely isn't an internal matter. Sorry, try again.

    They been doing it for years. For a period of time, Japan obliged. Tide's turning, of course. But let's think logically. The two that complains constantly aren't really your typical average nations that other nations would be influenced and as a result, sympathize with them. This is proven by Abe's meeting with pretty much every member of the U.N. who is seeking a future oriented relations.

    I do feel sorry for Japan who have these neighbors with their Sinocentricism ideals still in place, though.

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    nigelboy

    Pay attention dude, people like myself who don't condone Nazi like worship DO NOT have any issue with individuals going to yasukuni to worship those close to them, totally fine with it!

    What if those "individuals" feels strongly that it's the lawmakers and leaders duty to pay respects to them? Like i stated in a related thread, this is strictly an internal matter for how a nation mourns, honors, or pay respects to their fallen soldiers is none of other nations business,PERIOD. To put it in a perspective you might understand, how would you feel if your former enemies starts to bitch year in and year out your celebration of Memorial and Veterans Day? The phrase, "none of your xxxxxxx business" is probably putting it politely, me thinks.

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    nigelboy

    For renewables to work, you need at least a stable base to offset the volatility in renewable outputs. For European nations, they could always buy from their neighbors but an island nation like Japan is a different matter.

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    nigelboy

    You said nothing about civilian deaths before so a war hero is still a war criminal to the other side even if they don't cause civilian deaths, according to you.

    I don't have to. It's a simple concept. There is no such thing is a universal war hero for there are always innocent civilians who died as a result of his actions.

    The Japanese weren't very good soldiers then. Did I say they were?

    I wasn't actually referring to that part of the quote.

    Stop nitpicking then.

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    nigelboy

    GW -- spot on. And they'll continue to wonder why they don't get a permanent UNSC seat. Uh, duh!

    And yet the 'model' Germany can't get the seat, either. I think a lot of people who are interested know the reason "why" but as usual, both of you are waaay off the mark.

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    nigelboy

    What rubbish. It's nothing but an over-simplified generalisation. No one in Britain or France would describe Erwin Rommel as a war criminal.

    That would imply that none of his operations resulted in civilian casualities. Now that's rubbish to another degree.

    The moral of that is that anyone who does not like victor's justice should not let a caste of stupid psychotic military officers hellbent on chopping up anyone they don't like take over their country, let them start wars they cannot possibly win, ally themselves with one of the most vile dictators ever known and then proceed to lose those wars.

    Nope. It simply means you win at all costs or you're not a good soldier. The lengths you go through to interpret such simple quote.

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    nigelboy

    LOL. So typical. That is of course the same company, Nichia, that Nakamura sued, and took home about $9 million, because of them trying to cheat him by only paying him $20,000.

    From 1989 on, he received an additional sum of 62 million yen and by the time he quit the company (age age 45), his annual salary was about 20 million yen.

    Do you just not know the facts about Japan, or just refuse to believe them?

    What you basically stated that Nakamura went against the orders of the company yet the company had the patience not to fire him. Thanks for proving my point.

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    nigelboy

    I visited the yaskuni shrine in 1982 with my Japanese host, wanted to see giant torii, helped 2 Japanese ladies load film into Polaroid camera. They picked me because they had American made camera, get an American to figure it out! Only the losing side has war criminals, the victors atrocities go unpunished.

    So true. A war hero in his home country is considered a war criminal by the former enemy. It's a simple concept that many civilized nations and her citizens understand but for some, it's useless.

    "...Killing Japanese didn't bother me very much at that time... I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal.... Every soldier thinks something of the moral aspects of what he is doing. But all war is immoral and if you let that bother you, you're not a good soldier. .." Curtis LeMay

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    nigelboy

    WhirledPeas, note that China was not a signatory to SF Peace Treaty even though Taiwan was part of China, the disputed islands were part of Taiwan, and China was one of the Allied Powers.

    They were not. That's the whole point. So your essay afterwards are basically meaningless. Sorry.

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    nigelboy

    kibousha -- spot on. But don't let folks like nigelboy catch you saying it, they'll say your "Japan-bashing". Good to see a Japanese person of accomplishment with an International reputation and vision recognize it. Too bad, as you suggest, his voice will never be heard within the walls of J-Inc.

    Whoa. How in the world do you include me in this and how in the world did the mods let this one go?

    As to the comment by Nakamura, while his accomplishments are worth noting, the fact remains that his Nobel Prized work came during while he was employed by a small company in rural Japan. He even stated that this would of not been possible if it weren't for the former boss Ogawa.

    While U.S. has it's way of encouraging innovations, I doubt many U.S. companies have the patience Nichia and Ogawa gave to Nakamura.

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    nigelboy

    I entirely agree. First, this is an entirely legitimate action. Years of sucking up to Korea and China on this issue has clearly only brought the result that they use it as a weapon. Abe realizes the only way out of the trap is to keep doing it until they inevitably get desensitized by sheer repetition.

    Couldn't agree more since this is purely a internal matter. Furthermore, notice how China and Korea keeping changing the goal posts for they were initially against only the Prime Minister going to Yasukuni. And don't get me started on Korea. They even had their military attache visit Yasukuni as late as 2002.

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    nigelboy

    In what way? What do you dispute about it? Especially after Choi Bosik is also arguing it's different?

    In an 'insignificant' way. So getting back, what phrases did Sankei use in their column that warrants 'defamation' charges?

    If I write an article that mentions apples early on and oranges later on but doesn't connect the two, that doesn't make my article about the relationships between apples and oranges. If you later pick up my article in your own, and discuss how I may have meant to connect apples and oranges so they must be connected, it still doesn't make my article have any reference to the connection between apples and oranges.

    Neither does Sankei then. It's your choice turbotsat.

    What does Hankyoreh cite?

    It begins with

    ハンギョレは11日、検察は“条件付き”起訴猶予方針だったと報じた。

     検察関係者の話をもとにした同紙報道によると

    Hankyoreh on the 11th reported that the prosecution's direction was to issue a conditional suspended indictment. The paper also reported based on those involved in the prosecution...

    The following I already posted.

    "今月2日に行われた3回目の事情聴取も、捜査が残っていたためではなく、謝罪またはそれに準ずる誠意を示すことができるかを打診するためだった。加藤前支局長や産経新聞社が「謝罪」や「遺憾表明」を行う場合、起訴猶予処分にすることを検討したという。

    The reason behind the third interrogation was conducted on the 2nd was not because there were pending investigation, the prosecution was hoping for Kato and Sankei to show remorse and apology where they were willing to concede with suspended indictment.

    しかし加藤前支局長側の立場は変わらず、検察は結局、かたくなな大統領府の「方針」を前にして、「内部方針とは違う起訴という結論を出した」という。

    However, since Kato did not change his stance, the prosecution had no choice to adhere to the President's office "directions" which is "against the direction of the prosecution"

    If you are going to debate, at least have the courtesy to read the link I provided.

    Posted in: Asia News Weekly Network - S Korea’s defamation charge against Sankei reporter

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    nigelboy

    What is not credible about my answers?

    Your argument that Chosun Ilbo's column is 'different'. So what?

    The highlighted passages support my point, not any 'weakness' of Choi's argument. Kato is connecting Yoon with Pres. Park and Choi is not, except that they both appear in Choi's article.

    So does Ilbo. That's why his name appears on Ilbo. He even described the turn of the events as 'dramatic'

    Your evidence is Sankei's own report, made in support of its own exoneration?

    It cites Hankyoreh article on the 11th.

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    nigelboy

    From the 1972 treaty, show me where it states "Japan has the sovereignty over Senkaku/Diaoyu."

    Where does it state "China has the sovereignty over Senkaku/Diaoyu"?

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    nigelboy

    If Japan has definite ownership of Senkaku/Daioyu islands without doubt, why would Japan offer to explore resources jointly with China If Japan owns it, they didn't need to ask China.

    The better question is, if China has definite ownership of Senkaku islands, why did they not build their field on the Senkaku side of the equidistant Senkaku/China line?

    Why did U.S. only granted Japan administrative rights of Senkaku/Diaoyu and not the sovereignty?

    Where do you get this from?

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    nigelboy

    Then why isn't he being prosecuted? Do you think lawyers with years of schooling and workplace experience don't know their business just because their action doesn't align with your opinion? Who is likely to be wrong in this case?

    Which is the exact question almost everyone is asking with no credible answers yet to be offered.

    It's presented at the top and described in the headline because it's the main topic of the article.

    And is subsequently followed by Chosun Ilbo column and Sankei to point out the weak argument made by the author.

    And appending Choi's and Kato's original articles with highlighting is both providing the full source with all context and highlighting the obvious differences between Choi's article and Kato's subsequent interpretation of it. Look at the highlighting. It supports the case that Kato's article is different from Choi's article, not just repeating Choi's article.

    Obvious difference? No. It's highlighting the trend where such 'rumors' are now treated as legitimate news items which is emphasized by Chosun Ilbo. Sankei is merely paraphrasing the said column. The only difference I see is Sankei giving more details to the 'rumor' (again, it identifies them as a rumor) which is done so to clarify the readers.

    I don't listen to podcasts and if "major criticism by the global community" is not addressing these issues on why Korea is prosecuting Kato and not Choi then there is no reason to assume the criticism is correct, just because it's repeated a lot.

    That's your flaw since you falsely "assume" that the Korean prosecutors are fair and impartial despite the fact that you have yet to prove why Sankei is singled out in this indictment. So far, your argument is deduced to "it's different" or "Korean prosecutors must have some good reason".

    Addressed how? Didn't find it.

    Because you didn't read the Sankei article I linked where it details the exchanges between Kato and the prosecutors. If you're are going to debate, at least have the courtesy.

    http://www.sankei.com/world/news/141009/wor1410090050-n1.html

    Based on what evidence? Isn't this supposition of Park's hopes?

    http://www.sankei.com/world/news/141011/wor1410110039-n1.html

    今月2日に行われた3回目の事情聴取も、捜査が残っていたためではなく、謝罪またはそれに準ずる誠意を示すことができるかを打診するためだった。加藤前支局長や産経新聞社が「謝罪」や「遺憾表明」を行う場合、起訴猶予処分にすることを検討したという。

    The reason behind the third interrogation was conducted on the 2nd was not because there were pending investigation, the prosecution was hoping for Kato and Sankei to show remorse and apology where they were willing to concede with suspended indictment.

    しかし加藤前支局長側の立場は変わらず、検察は結局、かたくなな大統領府の「方針」を前にして、「内部方針とは違う起訴という結論を出した」という。

    However, since Kato did not change his stance, the prosecution had no choice to adhere to the President's office "directions" which is "against the direction of the prosecution"

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    nigelboy

    Look at the top of the Japanese link you posted. It includes discussion Choi Bosik's statement, translated to Japanese. Is Choi criticizing the Sankei reporter? (I tried including some quotes but I'm getting the "Your comment was not posted ... potentially offensive content." message from the JT submit bot.)

    Yeah. Choi's argument is weak. That's why it's presented at top, followed by Chosun Ilbo column, and finalized by Sankei. Notice the bold highlights. C'mon now.

    Would the prosecution then have reason to prosecute Kato but not Choi Bosik? Would Choi Bosik then have reason to criticize Sankei? No, in either case!

    Are you serious? Did you even listen to this podcast? The major criticism by the global community is singling out the Japanese media.

    Kato is not going to walk into a defamation trial without competent legal representation. Competent in Korea. And if it were so easy to say "Kato just translated Chosun Ilbo article, why aren't you prosecuting Chosun Ilbo?" definitely that legal counsel will bring it up. Definitely the Korean prosecutors would expect Kato to have competent Korean legal counsel, and for them to bring it up. In that case, why bring the case at all?

    Good question. Addressed already in another thread which you were involved in.

    http://www.sankei.com/world/news/141009/wor1410090050-n1.html

    Why indict? Addressed already, again. Pak was hoping for an apology and retraction in turn for dismissal. Sankei and Kato didn't bite. They got an exclusive coverage of the absurdity of the Korean legal system. They have not let up for their subsequent articles are much more critical of Pak's abuse of power.

    And (related to the topic but not our discussion), here is a Japanese link from your link's sidebar, showing two persons at a Korean youth league demonstration, wearing Kato and Abe masks, and prostrating themselves in apology for the Sankei article: http://specificasia.blog.jp/archives/1011444712.html

    Yes. Goes to prove the sickness in Korea as a result of anti Japan policy.

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