nigelboy's past comments

  • -8

    nigelboy

    Yes, because all of western media is tainted and only the Japanese know the real truth.

    Better yet, point out to me where he vows to "instill patriotism in schools" in his Monday speech and the Q&A that followed.

    Bottom line. You can't.

    Posted in: Abe vows to rewrite constitution, instill patriotism in schools

  • -4

    nigelboy

    Just answer the question. Why did he lose the election?

    Simple. He placed himself last in the proportional representation list of his own party on December 2nd which is in essence, a de facto retirement from politics. Only 17 seats allocated in this voting block in which he is a member of a minor party.

    It was common knowledge among the Japanese public that he was going to retire then but as usual, Western media aren't informed enough to get a clue then.

    Posted in: Ishihara retires from politics

  • -5

    nigelboy

    think anyone who wants to interpret a sentence containing "has also said" as referring to that specific speech is being deliberately stupid. I see nothing wrong with providing context for his remarks.

    interesting enough both of you are using formalities to try to divert from the main discussion about the content of Abe's political agenda.

    Mind boggling excuses. Please read the headline. Please read the first sentence of the article.

    Abe did not mention ANYTHING remotely close to "instill patriotism in schools". If so, please point out to me at which point of the linked video.

    This is simply another 'biased' reporting from Western sources targeted to people who have no comprehension of the Japanese language. Stop with the excuses.

    Posted in: Abe vows to rewrite constitution, instill patriotism in schools

  • -2

    nigelboy

    Don't celebrate Ishihara's loss until he actually lives up to a promise for a change and resigns

    Well smith, he just announced his retirement. But this was de-facto announced on December 2nd when he himself listed his name at the very bottom of the proportional representation list.

    Posted in: DPJ leader Kaieda, Ishihara lose seats; Obuchi re-elected

  • -2

    nigelboy

    elected like 1/3 of the voters for 61% of the seat vs 39% of the seats for all the 2/3 of the voters, one should love how the Japanese democracy is representative of the population.

    To be precise, 49% of the votes in single‐seat constituencies which resulted in 75% of the seats and 33% of votes in proportional representation which resulted in 38% of the seats.

    This is what happens when the opposition (there are many) don't form a coalition during the election. It's really that simple yet some people don't understand the results.

    Posted in: Abe vows to rewrite constitution, instill patriotism in schools

  • 0

    nigelboy

    Abe has inacted simulator laws, again Japan copies it's closest neighbours.

    Huh? It's a defamation law brought forth by a civic group against a Sankei reporter who was merely reporting the 'rumors' surrounding Pak whereabouts citing Chosun Ilbo and other sources. Prosecution office was dumb enough to pursue it this far.

    Posted in: S Korean activist slams Japanese journalist in court

  • 0

    nigelboy

    What does Japan have to do with it? I think any of us would say the same of a 52% turn out for an election in any country. 52% turnout means that no matter what the results, it's not a mandate. Only a minority of people has turned out in support of the winning party (unless they got like 98% of the vote). Abe has no way of knowing whether he has the support of the majority of people, because he couldn't even drum up enough interest in the election to get people to tell him whether they support him/his party or not.

    52% voter turnout means 48% gave a blank endorsement to the status quo. Stop whining already.

    Posted in: Abe says economy is No. 1 priority as ruling coalition wins big

  • 1

    nigelboy

    The conservative leader has also said he wants reforms to education that would instill patriotism in schoolchildren and urges a more sympathetic retelling of Japan’s wartime misdeeds.

    Except he didn't even mention such a thing during the opening speech and the Q&A that followed. AFP did the same thing with Noda's inaugural speech mentioning "China's threat" when no such word was uttered.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjVlQMxxW4Y

    Posted in: Abe vows to rewrite constitution, instill patriotism in schools

  • -7

    nigelboy

    Out of curiosity, nigelboy, what would represent a red line for you?

    Left or right? As far as the left goes, it's been passed long ago. As to right, I don't think we see any resemblance of pre war era. Long ways to go.

    I mean, 70 years is indeed a long time but 2014 is clearly a far different time than even the Koizumi era

    Not really. Can you offer some examples?

    Does Japanophilia have any expiry date?

    Can Japanophobes come with a better argument?

    Posted in: Abe's base aims to restore past religious, patriotic values

  • -5

    nigelboy

    Tranlation: Media that doesn't align with statist rags like the Yomiuri

    Can't read one so how would you know?

    301 mostly LDP members. That means they have obvious influence within the party, not on an electorate that decided to throw the LDP out in 2009. Since the LDP now wields all power and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future this is naturally something to be concerned about. You know, that the emotional descendents of Imperial Japan are running amok.

    Like I said, wouldn't do much good if they are not voted in by the voting public So where were "their power" during 2009?

    The fear mongering "imperial Japan" is back has been played for many decades and it's almost 70 years and counting. Play another game. Pleez.

    Posted in: Abe's base aims to restore past religious, patriotic values

  • -5

    nigelboy

    nigelboy -- this hardly seems like a "fringe group". And how exactly do you conclude that 84% of Abe's cabinet "has very little power in the world of Japanese politics"? Methinks you doth protest too much.

    Methinks you get suckered into Western media garbage too much. The above statement is worthless as 100% of Abe's cabinet is from LDP-Komeito colation.

    Read my response. I stated that if these two groups had any power, they would of never let DPJ get in. So I'll ask question. How many members (other than the lawmakers) do these two organization have?<---We're talking voting public here. You know? The ones who decide who gets to be the lawmakers.

    Posted in: Abe's base aims to restore past religious, patriotic values

  • -7

    nigelboy

    This is the result Americans get for lightly punishing Japan after the WWII and letting the same Japanese people responsible for war crimes to stay in power.

    Almost 70 years of Japanese military not killing a SINGLE FOREIGN CIVILIAN and a top strategic partner in Asia. Newsflash. U.S. never had a success story like this since from their occupation.

    This is again, another crappy piece written by western media glorifying some fringe group that has very little power in the world of Japanese politics. If they had any power whatsoever, they would of never let DPJ gain power back in 2009.

    Posted in: Abe's base aims to restore past religious, patriotic values

  • -1

    nigelboy

    No one gets such benefits (in yen terms) unless they have dumped some yen, which is what I have been taking about allllllll alooooong.

    No. They are eventually converted back to yen which is the point all along.

    Your "gain" is simply just a valuation and the gains can only be realize until you convert them back to yen (which again is selling your dollars and buying yen) and subsequently purchasing something in Japan in Yen.

    Posted in: Moody's downgrades Japan's credit rating

  • 0

    nigelboy

    I'm advocating that the rich elderly generation spends its own savings to support its retirement, as opposed to keep saving its savings while living off borrowed money that is (purportedly) to be repaid with the taxes of future generations who haven't even had a vote on this yet.

    Define "rich"? What you are advocating is for the soon to be elders to "save" rather than spend due to the lack of safety net once they retire. In other words, you're encouraging practically the entire working population to not spend but rather save, thus contributing to the further deflationary cycle.

    Posted in: Japan's looming benefit cuts an unspoken, unsettling election theme

  • -2

    nigelboy

    So, your position is you support the new secrecy law - with all the limitation on freedom of expression that goes with it?

    Yes. I support the law in which penalizes those who release information that compromises the safety of Japanese citizens.

    Posted in: New state secret law goes into effect amid protests

  • -1

    nigelboy

    The IJA deleted much of the evidence of their recruitment of sex slaves. We do however have the testimony of survivors from about a dozen countries. Back on topic, Japan's right is muzzling freedom of speech

    My "dog ate my homework" type of response. There are plenty of evidence to go around but there is absolutely NONE to support "the abduction and coercion (for the most part) of approximately 200,000 women by the IJA" and there will never be because such actions requires documented orders from not only the top but circulated around literally thousands of local agencies to carry out such orders.

    Posted in: Japanese right muzzling liberal media, say analysts

  • -1

    nigelboy

    The sex slaves came from about a dozen different countries - thus this issue isn't particular to just Korea

    The only country as a government that's making issue out of this is Korea.

    Posted in: Yomiuri apologizes for using term 'sex slaves' in English edition

  • -3

    nigelboy

    Unfortunately, Japan cannot afford to continue it's current social security spending, as things stand.

    It can because those elder 'savers' simply put them in savings and the financial institutions that hold them simply buy JGB (not lending due to deflationary cycle).

    Cutting them is SIMPLY a dumb idea for what you are essentially advocating is for them to SAVE more and not spend.

    Posted in: Japan's looming benefit cuts an unspoken, unsettling election theme

  • -2

    nigelboy

    The number of yen-linked corporate bankruptcies nearly tripled to 301 in the 11 months through November, according to Teikoku Databank, a corporate credit research firm.

    And according to the same firm, 16 straight months of firms filing for bankruptcy with November recording the lowest of the year.

    http://response.jp/article/2014/12/09/239252.html

    Posted in: Yen plunge hurting, but more still to come

  • -3

    nigelboy

    ." The Korean man took us as far as Kyongsong...The proprietors were from Pyongyang.but all of the civilians were Korean"

    Which is essentially what this issue is all about. Korean individuals recruiting and operating the brothels.

    And this isn't strange for the IJA soldiers were fighting wars in the Pacific so logistically speaking there was no way for them to recruit them in the Korean peninsula.

    Posted in: Yomiuri apologizes for using term 'sex slaves' in English edition

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