nigelboy's past comments

  • -1

    nigelboy

    Miyazawa graduated Tokyo Kyoiku Daigaku which is not Tokyo Daigaku.

    http://www.miyazawa-yoichi.com/profile/index.html

    Posted in: Abe names replacements for trade, justice ministers

  • -3

    nigelboy

    Asked why there was such a long hiatus in trade missions to the world’s third-largest economy, Pritzker said she was perplexed.

    Is she really this dumb just like Froman?

    Tell your boss to get his house in order by urging the Congress to pass the fast track. Japan is not going to make drastic commitments to a peon who has no decision making power. When I mean peon, I don't mean her but her boss who is living on borrowed time.

    Posted in: U.S. urges Japan to be bolder in opening markets

  • -1

    nigelboy

    It was easy, He has great Grand father as a successful pollitician and many more in his breeding. But his Harvard education was the main reason he could get into Finance Ministry as he is not from Todai. Others who graduated Todai got better promotion. .

    First of all, Miyazawa is a graduate of Todai. Secondly, in order to be accepted by the Ministry of Finance, the perquisite is to pass the 国家公務試験一種 which has a pass rate in the single digit percentile. Not only pass, in order to be even thinking about applying there, you need to attain a high score. Finally, he received his degree while he was working at the ministry. So yeah. His Harvard degree is one of easiest hurdles. So your post is absolutely false.

    Posted in: Abe names replacements for trade, justice ministers

  • -1

    nigelboy

    Harvard Grad of Japanese is easy.

    Not talking exclusively about being Harvard grad. He entered the Finance Ministry.

    Posted in: Abe names replacements for trade, justice ministers

  • -2

    nigelboy

    Simon, as I said in another thread, do we have case law to show the law was really broken? She hasn't been charged, let alone convicted. It's an assumption that she broke the law and as someone else said this is a case of "trial by media".

    We'll see for the complaint has now been filed to the prosecutor's office. I'm also curious to how the prosecutor will approach the dual purpose 'leaflet' & "fan".

    Posted in: Justice minister undone by cheap paper fan

  • -1

    nigelboy

    Miyazawa has an MPA from Harvard, roughly two decades experience in the Ministry of Finance and another decade and a half spent on economics and trade related policy bodies within the LPJ.

    To find such information requires looking up sources other than at of English language. Unfortunately for some on this thread, this is an impossible task hence the comments. I've also notice over the years that smithinjapan has yet to give his list of so-called qualifications to become a lawmaker or a minister while simply just repeating "unqualified".

    Posted in: Abe names replacements for trade, justice ministers

  • -2

    nigelboy

    Notice Sakurai has his book beside his desk.

    Check the Amazon site, his book is again NO.1 best seller. LOL.

    Posted in: Hashimoto, Zaitokukai chairman get into shouting match

  • -1

    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.

    Posted in: 110 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine; Abe sends ritual offering

  • -2

    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.

    Posted in: 3 women cabinet ministers visit Yasukuni Shrine

  • -2

    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.

    Posted in: 3 women cabinet ministers visit Yasukuni Shrine

  • -3

    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.

    Posted in: 3 women cabinet ministers visit Yasukuni Shrine

  • -4

    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.

    Posted in: 3 women cabinet ministers visit Yasukuni Shrine

  • 1

    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.

    Posted in: Green power floods Japan grid as premium prices bite

  • -1

    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.

    Posted in: 110 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine; Abe sends ritual offering

  • -3

    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.

    Posted in: 3 women cabinet ministers visit Yasukuni Shrine

  • -2

    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.

    Posted in: 110 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine; Abe sends ritual offering

  • -4

    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.

    Posted in: Failure to internationalize, take risks and value employees by merit have led to years of stagnation in the fields of computers, smartphones and semiconductors.

  • -1

    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

    Posted in: 110 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine; Abe sends ritual offering

  • 1

    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.

    Posted in: Ball in Japan's court for Xi-Abe talks: China envoy

  • -1

    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.

    Posted in: Failure to internationalize, take risks and value employees by merit have led to years of stagnation in the fields of computers, smartphones and semiconductors.

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