nigelboy's past comments

  • -18

    nigelboy

    . At gunpoint. What? Do you think they asked them nicely first?

    ? In Korea ? There were no military police (Kempeitai) and there were no draft orders until the late 1944.

    Posted in: Foreign correspondents 'blindly swallowing' anti-Japanese propaganda, writer alleges

  • -22

    nigelboy

    No Jeff. I specifically asked you how these Korean laborers were "forced". In your own words, please.

    Posted in: Foreign correspondents 'blindly swallowing' anti-Japanese propaganda, writer alleges

  • -26

    nigelboy

    nigelboy, I think you need to explain yourself a bit better if you are contending that there was no forced Korean or Chinese labor in Japan during the war. In fact, like a lot of today's Three K work, the Japan wouldn't have gotten on too well without forced foreign labor then as there were about five million Japanese men in the military spread over Asia and the Pacific.

    Before I do, how do you think these Korean laborers were "forced"?

    Posted in: Foreign correspondents 'blindly swallowing' anti-Japanese propaganda, writer alleges

  • -38

    nigelboy

    “During the war, Korean laborers worked in the coal mines in Oita prefecture. Do you think they were sent there forcibly or not?” was one question.

    The questions basically sums up the quality of "foreign correspondents.". Lack of historical knowledge due to Japanese illiteracy and easily succumbed to propaganda.

    Posted in: Foreign correspondents 'blindly swallowing' anti-Japanese propaganda, writer alleges

  • -2

    nigelboy

    So let it suffice to just say that East Asian history does not begin and end with post-WWII Japan, and that Japan has no one but itself to blame for the lack of friends and the diplomatic pariah status it currently enjoys.

    This is rich coming from three stooges of East Asia who are seen as a "threat", "pariah", and complete "joke" from the rest of the world. Look at your post. "among their own kind"? What does that mean? Is this the "sinocentrism" that Korea still practices where China is the big daddy and Korea is the big brother while Japan is the little brother that doesn't "respect" the two?

    Posted in: 3,000 rally against Abe's collective self-defense plan

  • -2

    nigelboy

    This guy Ahn Byung-jik of Seoul National University waited until 2006 to do a research and this is the best evidence you can come up with? I guess he interviewed alot of senile people.

    "Evidence"? No. It was an investigation as to the credibility of their testimonies. As to date, there are NO EVIDENCE to back up the allegations of these surviving Korean comfort women especially to those who claimed afterwards (contrary to the initial story) that they were abducted or forced by IJA.

    Posted in: U.S. embroiled in Japan-Korea disputes over history

  • 1

    nigelboy

    @nigelboy: Do you think they were comfort women for only one or two days during WW II?

    Not at all. But what changes constantly are the versions of how they became one. All of the Korean comfort women NEVER stated initially that they were forced by IJA. Prof. Byeong-jik Ahn of Seoul National University interview of 40 women confirmed this.

    Posted in: U.S. embroiled in Japan-Korea disputes over history

  • 0

    nigelboy

    Tell this to the Korean 'sex slaves' that still live today. Tell them they are lying to their faces. Tell them they were lying that they were forcibly removed by the Japanese military and raped, repetitively and brutally. Tell they are lying to their faces that they saw their sisters and friends tortured and killed. Tell these old women they are lying. Now, would you be able to do that? Do you honestly believe they are all lying? they just made it up?

    If ALL surviving Korean comfort women tells different version each time they recount their experiences, by default, they lied one time or another. While this may be politically incorrect from a standpoint that they are old women, the gloves came off as soon as they started attacking even the good will former PM in Murayama who spent the last of the his political days working for the surviving comfort women as a head of AWF.

    Perhaps lying is a strong word but based on the testimonies that they gave, many are now questioning the stories behind it. If this is a court of law, one needs to prove their allegations and it's really not up to Japan to disprove them.

    Posted in: U.S. embroiled in Japan-Korea disputes over history

  • 0

    nigelboy

    Why did not the JSDF ships deliver supplies instead of the San Diego-based aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. Japan has ships to do the same thing....

    Stop with this nonsense.

    http://www.bousai.go.jp/kaigirep/kentokai/tamokutekisen/2/pdf/shiryou01.pdf

    Posted in: 79 U.S. sailors sue TEPCO over radiation during Operation Tomodachi

  • 4

    nigelboy

    Allow me to correct you further. It's known now as The East Sea AND the Sea of Japan in countries (or at least in some countries, parts of the country) outside of Japan... errr... did you miss the article? Wouldn't be surprised.

    I read the article and as I alluded to, commented on the petty nature of Koreans.

    I'll repeat.

    China submits change from "Yellow Sea" to "East Sea"

    Vietnam submits change from "South China Sea" to "East Sea"

    U.K. sumbmits change from "North Sea" to "East Sea"

    Germany/Sweden submits change from "Baltic Sea" to "East Sea". etc.

    Might as well put "East Sea" on most every "Sea" out there for I'm sure it's "East" to some contries geographically.

    As many have indicated, Koreans in America need to keep their garbage in their home countries.

    Posted in: Addition of Korean name for Sea of Japan becomes law in Virginia

  • 4

    nigelboy

    That body of water is known as the East Sea by all countries in Asia EXCEPT Japan

    That body of water is known as Sea of Japan by all countries except Korea.

    Corrected.

    Posted in: Addition of Korean name for Sea of Japan becomes law in Virginia

  • 7

    nigelboy

    Here's a passing thought--that's about all this issue deserves--why don't all nations which border on international bodies of water each submit their own names. The UN could then ratify and register those names.

    Cool.

    China submits change from "Yellow Sea" to "East Sea" Vietnam submits change from "South China Sea" to "East Sea" U.K. sumbmits change from "North Sea" to "East Sea" Germany/Sweden submits change from "Baltic Sea" to "East Sea". etc.

    Thank god the rest of the world aren't "petty" like the Koreans.

    Posted in: Addition of Korean name for Sea of Japan becomes law in Virginia

  • -7

    nigelboy

    It's pretty obvious that nuclear power is in Japan to stay despite public and local council disapproval. Japanese democracy at its finest! The beurocratic cronies have spoken!

    Oma, Aomori ≠ Hakodate, Hokkaido. If a Japanese person made the comments to his/her Japanese peers, he/she would be branded as "idiots". I guess being an ex pat has its advantages for they will simply dismiss it as uninformed foreigner. Hence, the conversation reverts to "you use chopsticks very well".

    Posted in: Hakodate files suit to freeze Oma nuclear power plant construction

  • 3

    nigelboy

    At quake in you backyard as the March 11th one, you don't have time to see how big the wave is going to be since you have minutes to get to high ground. Same for Chili, from the results you probably didn't have to evacuate so many but since you have no way to predict the height of the tsunami, it's better to take the same side. But for Japan, they had 1/2 a day too see what would hit. When Hawaii only got less then a 2 m tsunami, how large could be in Japan. If you panic the people with false alerts, they will become desensitized and the alert will become less effective. Panic if there is a large quake in Kamchatka or off Kanto since there will not be much time to figure out the size. But for something that happened half a world away... BTW, if there are large harmonic quakes south of Kyushu, well.....

    There are many who have suggested to look up the difference between a regular ocean tidal wave and tsunami.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFyHZHjOZZI

    In short, even a 50 cm tsunami will lift cars and ocean containers.

    Posted in: Small tsunami waves reach Japan after Chile quake

  • 2

    nigelboy

    Yes, about 20 years ago, now they use more modern technologies of research (blubber core samples, mucus and faeces samples, satalite imagining etc.) which do not require actually killing the animal. Get with the program Japan!

    How many biopsy samples of Minke whales were retrieved by the non-lethal multi million dollar "research" project conducted in 2010?

    Posted in: Disappointed Abe says Japan will abide by ruling on whaling

  • -5

    nigelboy

    The simple fact that without massive taxpayer funding, whaling is not commercially sustainable, is a compelling argument to stop the program

    It's a compelling argument to resume commercial whaling and let the operators take the risk, if according to the anti whalers arguments, there won't be any.

    Posted in: Disappointed Abe says Japan will abide by ruling on whaling

  • 2

    nigelboy

    It's National "Defense". Any ceremony associated with it has an element of conformity and rank in any nation.

    Posted in: First day on the job

  • -3

    nigelboy

    They have already started. The Australian Government has provided an alternative through its $32 million, six-year International Whaling and Marine Mammal Conservation Initiatives Program. Key features of this program include the Australian-led Southern Ocean Research Partnership and the setting up the Australian Marine Mammal Centre (AMMC). This initiative will deliver valuable, non-lethal research on a national and international scale demonstrating that whales do not need to be killed in the name of science.

    Yes. But they failed to collect even one biopsy sample from Minke whales. From a cost performance perspective, strict non-leathal method is simply inefficient.

    Posted in: Australia, NZ fear Japan may try to sidestep whaling ban

  • 0

    nigelboy

    WilliB, I challenge you to name one Chinese claim that does not meet UNCLOS standards. I further challenge you to fess up if you can't find one, rather than slink away quietly.

    They are called "reefs" for a reason.

    http://blog.livedoor.jp/nonreal-pompandcircumstance/archives/50640147.html

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  • -1

    nigelboy

    Rather surprised by the decision but it appears that legal precedent has been set on lethal method.

    "224. The Court finds that the use of lethal sampling per se is not unreasonable in relation to the research objectives of JARPA II..."

    Of course, JARPA III is a remote possibility but it's probably time to lift the moratorium which is decades past due, by setting catch limits and restricting area to coastal seas and let the Aust/NZ conduct their non lethal "research" in Southern Ocean.

    Posted in: Australia, NZ fear Japan may try to sidestep whaling ban

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