nigelboy's past comments

  • -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.

  • -3

    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.

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

  • -1

    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

  • -2

    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.

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

  • -1

    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"?

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

  • -2

    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?

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

  • 1

    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"

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

  • -1

    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.

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

  • -2

    nigelboy

    As I've said before, if Japan keeps playing around with the agreement just shut them out.

    Disillusioned,

    Your country basically got bush whacked by the Japanese counterparts when your beloved officials agreed to a gradual decrease in tariffs which begs the question "how desperate is Australia"?? The EPA between Japan and Australia is basically finalized which results in Japan already concluding EPA with 8 out of 11 TPP participants. But that's not the highlight of this pact. As your beloved country agreeing to this 'gradual tariff' decrease, the said agreement set a precedent where the same counteroffer is given to U.S. by Japan and have used this argument to counter the powerless incompetent USTR rep in From an.

    Posted in: U.S. encouraged by progress with Japan on TPP, but tough issues remain

  • -1

    nigelboy

    click & learn

    http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/exxon-mobil-to-sell-its-japanese-arm-for-3-9-billion/?php=true&type=blogs&_r=0

    ???? Did you even try to comprehend the article? Not exclusive to Japan. Not even exclusive to Exxon Mobil.

    As to this, not exclusive (11 markets) to Japan nor Citibank.

    Posted in: Citigroup to exit retail banking in 11 markets, including Japan

  • 3

    nigelboy

    I guess it would be rare for a host nation's leader to refuse a meeting with guest nations' leader but I don't think they care how immature they look in the global community. Abe should just stick with his "no prerequisites my door is alway open" policy.

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

  • 1

    nigelboy

    Kato even brings up the Yoon-not-directly-linked-in-Chosun-Ilbo-article issue himself, in his article (third paragraph cited below). In his description of the Chosun Ilbo article, "While not to mention whether there why this column, rumors but suddenly, it was switched to "report real name" issued a specific name in the middle."

    ??? The Chosun Ilbo column does in fact name the person out of the blue, sort of speak.

    I realize the problem now for I'm guessing you were not aware that the July 18th column was also introduced via Japanese version on Chosun Ilbo on August 10th.

    http://specificasia.blog.jp/archives/1009455626.html

    So your translation of the original Korean to English and Sankei to English via google translation was unnecessary which I told Timtak in another thread but somehow you missed it.

    Note "the newspaper would be expected to carefully check multiple sources" below. Kato's multiple sources are a Korean article that doesn't make the connection Kato makes, and rumors from unnamed stockmarket bloggers.

    No it doesn't when it was merely reporting a rumor that was introduced in the Chosun Ilbo column. Did Chosun Ilbo "carefully check multiple sources" on the validity of the rumors they presented? Hell no. Simple answer. They didn't have to because they explicitly stated that it was a rumor as did Sankei.

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

  • 1

    nigelboy

    It indicates that Kato's translation and interpretation of Choi Boi-sik's article was incorrect, also Choi's rebuttal indicates he thinks Sankei was "malicious" not just incorrect (according to the Google translation of the rebuttal).

    What part of Sankei phrases (which are in quotes via 「 」) are incorrectly translated? (Starts from page 4)

    http://www.sankei.com/world/news/140803/wor1408030034-n1.html

    You were gracious enough to indicate which constitutes 'defamatory'. But I'm afraid you are not even aware of how modern societies constitute 'defamation' for reporting a rumor when it states specifically that it's a "rumor" does not make a defamation. So thank you again.

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

  • 0

    nigelboy

    Thank you turbotsat.

    Thank you!!! Reporting the specific nature of the rumor itself.

    Posted in: S Korea urges Japan to calm down over Japanese reporter

  • 0

    nigelboy

    But mostly what you are seeing in the press is complaints that it is so unfair that Chosun Ilbo is not being prosecuted for the same accusations that Kato made. Repeated, repeated, repeated, with no balance provided.

    Your examples are basically meaningles for WHO CARES if Chosun Ilbo reporter condemned Kato's article. What do you expect him to say? "Not fair!! I should get an indictment, too!!"

    Bo-sik, did not make the leap that the Sankei reporter did, instead reporting the two instances (Pres. Park's disappearance and the ex-staffer's divorce) as separate incidents not connected except as examples of how government secrecy is bad

    Do you think a normal reader with an aveage intelligence are that stupid to buy the above argument?

    It's simple turbotsat. What page and what paragraph specifically in the below linked article is defamatory in which a said writer deserves an indictment?

    A simple question that NOBODY has yet to answer including the Blue House and the Prosecution.

    http://www.sankei.com/world/news/140803/wor1408030034-n1.html

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

  • 1

    nigelboy

    Also, can google with http://tinyurl.com/n2hr4qn (google in Korean for Sewol, Park Geun-hye, and Jung Yoon-ho, the ex-staffer's name).

    What's the point? Sankei merely stated that "there is a rumor that....".

    This goes back to my original statement in a related article. What page and which paragraph in this link is considered 'defamatory'?

    http://www.sankei.com/world/news/140803/wor1408030034-n1.html

    Posted in: S Korea urges Japan to calm down over Japanese reporter

  • 3

    nigelboy

    "Bashing", IMO, is just blindly attacking a country or society based on no actual experience, just bigotry, hatred, or envy, and is therefore, of no constructive value, other than for the poster to relieve their stress.

    You just described yourself perfectly there. LOL.

    You didn't make it in Japan. We get that. There are literally hundreds of them posting here so don't go lecturing about 'first hand knowledge of the culture and how the country works' when all you have proven are the complete opposite.

    Posted in: S Korea urges Japan to calm down over Japanese reporter

  • 7

    nigelboy

    ... South Korea's Justice Minister, Hwang Kyo-ahn, told parliament on Monday that the Chosun Ilbo article was different from the one penned by Kato. ... He said that the South Korean daily expressed concern about false rumors. ... Some members of the ruling party are saying the authorities should have gone further and detained the Japanese journalist ...

    Yeah right. It's not Sankei that reported the staffer's name and his marital status, first. Concern?? Is this moron serious? If Chosun Ilbo was concerned about the rumors regarding the President, why on god's earth are they repeating the rumors in the column?

    Posted in: S Korea urges Japan to calm down over Japanese reporter

  • 9

    nigelboy

    The simplest solution is for this reporter to just walk down to the docks, get on the nearest Japanese ship and come home. The law he's being tried under is manifestly unequal, and the motivation clearly political. Under those circumstances any moral obligation to honor the laws of that country is clearly voided.

    Nope. The reporter is loving this for it basically reaffirms what Sankei has been writing about all these years about Korea which one consist of their absurd judicial system. As Sankei's president stated, they are not backing down.

    The stupidity of Pak is that by threatening the reporter with indictment, she thought that he would cave in and offer a public apology and the retraction of the article (which is essentially a summary of Chosun Ilbo column published earlier). Not only was she dead wrong, Sankei came slugging even more with other major news agency criticizing Korea's immature law.

    Posted in: S Korea urges Japan to calm down over Japanese reporter

  • 0

    nigelboy

    But to be fair, the same could be said about the original Korean article was written for a Korean audience, how do we know that the translation was exact? Did you read the original Korean article and are able to understand it at a translator level of accuracy? As I said before:

    Why is this relevant?

    Posted in: Japanese journalist indicted in S Korea for defaming president

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