nigelboy's past comments

  • -2

    nigelboy

    do u really think that wwii is similar with what is going on right now? so what, you are now the true victim!! lol

    Not really similar since this is a recent event where people in charge are still 'in charge'. While WWII, pretty much those who are responsible no longer exist. Now, can I play the 'sincerity' card in regards to your comments. LOL.

    Posted in: Obama says sorry to Japan over WikiLeaks claims of U.S. spying

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    nigelboy

    In the light of China's reaction to the WWII apology, Japan should criticize the US apology as being 'insincere'. Which would actually be true, 'coz the US did not provide details of their spying activities, did not stop spying and did nothing to repair the damages.

    On top of that, apology should be 'official' where it should be passed by both houses of legislature with a final signature from the POTUS. They should also make a law that makes such actions illegal. This should be placed on every U.S. textbook (don't whitewash). And any official and/or lawmakers who defies these actions would simply be translated to insincerity where it cancels everything out.

    Posted in: Obama says sorry to Japan over WikiLeaks claims of U.S. spying

  • 0

    nigelboy

    if it's a trend why go against it? Absurdity only lies in the deep naivety.

    Going against it? No. It's simply ignored.

    That's strange. Are they in a different pack?

    Murayama is a different breed. Japanese people remember his lack of leadership and incompetence during the Hanshin earthquake.

    if China is a debtor nation, the whole world would be in deep trouble. As they said when China sneezes the rest of the world will catch a cold. I've never heard Japan has such an impact on the world. Let me ask you this besides cars what other products can Japan compete? Korean cars are getting a lot better and Chinese cars are on the way to north America. So, the rest of the world do care about China and Korea especially on comfort women.

    Still can't distinguish between a developed nation versus a developing nation. The rest of world doesn't play this over leveraged history card. It's just the two.

    And, China has no servant unlike the US, China only has friends not allies. Can servant Japan talk back to the US master? I heard Japan will offer billions to the PH, no wonder the PH is howling on the side. Pretty cunning, but again Abe is indeed a true politician.

    What makes you so sure that the Japanese government isn't behind Western leaders boycott of this upcoming charade?

    Posted in: Abe to skip China visit during WWII commemoration

  • 0

    nigelboy

    Korean causes for concern are justified. The Japanese government has not been transparent on the whole radiation issue. They just keep raising the acceptable radiation limit for food

    Baloney. Japan reduced the tolerance to 100 Bq/kg and not a single shipment exported to Korea exceeded that amount prior to this current ban (a couple days before the Tokyo Olympic bid success announcement. Classy). FYI, the said tolerance limit was lower than that of Korea's own 350 Bq/kg. Get your facts straight.

    Posted in: Japan to ask WTO for ruling on food dispute with S Korea

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    nigelboy

    Nice try, nigelboy. Come up with all sorts of excuses to fit your own theory, shame, shame, …

    Just an obvious trend. The absurdity still continues.

    When there is no expectation, the rejection is meaningless. At least China showed some courtesy not some poor excuses instructed by the master.

    He's on his own. Hey. At least you have Murayama attending!!!

    Playing a word game, eh. “Quite impressive” is greater than “embarrassment” don’t you think? AIIB is established to help those countries in needs, why did you bring up the USD or debt to ADB? Why do you have to compare this to that? Is it because of inferiority complex or superiority complex?

    For some unknown reason, you brought up AIIB. I simply pointed out the ridiculous nature of a debtor trying to position herself as a willing creditor to allegedly help "those countries in needs". It's comical.

    Abe’s words are full of contradictories, saying peace while boosting sale of arms, increasing military budgets, and changing the constitution so that Japan can be one of those which committed to wars. Abe should have gone to China and showed his sincerity, made it so that China and Korea would have no more excuses to slam Japan

    Move on flowers. The general population of Jaan don't care what China thinks with their evolving 'sincerity' rhetoric. If you haven't noticed, the rest of the world really doesn't care about the plight of China and Korea. So go on and enjoy the festivities with your new servant in Pak. You guys deserve each other.

    Posted in: Abe to skip China visit during WWII commemoration

  • -1

    nigelboy

    nigelboy, a summit with Xi has been in the work for quite some time and Abe was using this event as an excuse to get another handshake picture with Xi, but he made the wrong calculation when he let his wife and cohorts visiting the Shrine.

    Another moving goal posts. But then again, call it "within expectation" in regards to China.

    . Believe me China did not expect Japan to attend at all; the invite is just a form of courtesy.

    And so was the entertaining the idea and the subsequent rejection by Abe, a form of courtesy.

    You mentioned about the list of nations who are attending, I think that is quite impressive, more than 30 nations heads will be attending.

    Impressive list. Putin and the leaders from Africa and Central/South America.

    I simply don’t understand why some people like you would use the list as a measurement of success. Somehow it makes me think of the list of AIIB members.

    Wait? Aren't you doing the same thing by stating that the list of the heads who are attending is "quite impressive"? AIIB? You serious? Is lendling going to be Yuan denominated? If it's USD denominated, it's laughable that U.S. who has the sole power to issue this isn't in the mix. Your country is a debtor to ADB (165 billion USD, high credit rating) and a net receipient of of ODA from Japan.

    http://www.adb.org/site/investors/credit-fundamentals/asset-quality

    http://www.mofa.go.jp/policy/oda/data/pdfs/china.pdf

    Posted in: Abe to skip China visit during WWII commemoration

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    nigelboy

    Abe must be sulking as a summit with Xi has become a pipe dream.

    How did you come up with this conclusion? This Xi's master plan of “Chinese People’s War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War” and it's parade is a failure for just look at the list of nation's head whose attending? I'm sure that their controlled media will hype it enough to satisfy their brainwashed masses but to the rest of the world, this is an embarassment on a mass scale.

    Posted in: Abe to skip China visit during WWII commemoration

  • 0

    nigelboy

    The fact that in the SF treaty Japan renounced all its rights on the islands ACTUALLY MEAN that Japan has no rights on them now, no matter what other country controls them. And yes, in principle Zimbabwe has no less rights on the islands then Japan, but Russia has the effective control (and here come Japanese arguments for Senkaku).

    Actually, a signatory to the SF Treaty in U.S. recognizes Japan's soverignty over the islands.

    "..The United States recognizes Japanese sovereignty over these islands. .."

    http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2014/08/230586.htm#JAPAN

    As to comparison to Senkaku, Japan has 'effective' control in that it's on paper and not much else.

    As to the assertion by some posters that Japan wants these islands 'really badly' and hence would do anything is false. I read on some publications few years ago (can't figure out which but it was in a bookstore) that Japan's insistence and continued stubborness to seek all four islands (Northern Territories) in exchange for a Peace treaty is the Soviet's (current Russia) breaking the Neutrality Pact. They have broken a bilateral agreement in the past so Japan want's some type of 'down payment' so to speak.

    Posted in: Japan protests Russian PM's visit to disputed Kuril islands

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    nigelboy

    There's not one word of apology in that document you linked

    Lost in translation. This argument has been used before. So to end it, how would you word it in Japanese so that it's an apology?

    With regards to the Diet having no authority in statements, their declarations of war against their neighbors and the USA seemed to mean something, as did the prime minister of the time, and his cabinet, and the emperor approving such. If it meant that much that all were involved in the process then, it should be happening now with a documented, formal apology.

    Not comprehending as usual.

    1)Diet's approved statements are 'resolutions'. The approved resolutions don't follow with a cabinet approval nor approval from the IHA.

    2) Cabinet approved statements which are Cabinet decisions, are recorded and archived in both MOFA and Prime Ministers Cabinet office. These decisions are submitted to IHA for Emperors Seal.

    So what do you want? Another #1?

    Posted in: 63% say Japan should stop apologizing over war: poll

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    nigelboy

    an official document of apology, drafted by the Parliament, and signed by the same offices and Imperial Household that signed the war declarations nearly eighty years ago.

    Anything statement from the "Parliament" (Diet), are simply resolutions that are non binding and does not carry an "official" position of the government. If you seek one, you can enjoy the one that was approved in June of 1995 during the Murayama cabinet.

    http://www.ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~worldjpn/documents/texts/docs/19950609.O1J.html

    If you are dead set on Emperor's seal of approval, those are followed by Cabinet Decisions which includes Murayama, Koizumi, and this current Abe statements.

    Posted in: 63% say Japan should stop apologizing over war: poll

  • 0

    nigelboy

    By the:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamboo_Curtain

    ??? Chinese Embassy was already established after the Joint Communique of 1972. The first Ambasaddor was assigned in 1973. The said embassy had access to all the media within Japan and of course, had direct communication with Beijing.

    Posted in: China slams Japan after Abe's wife visits Yasukuni shrine

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    nigelboy

    When the story broke in April the following year, the public reaction was relatively muted. But controversy erupted with a vengeance six years later, when Prime Minister Nakasone Yasuhiro became the first postwar prime minister to pay homage at the shrine in an official capacity

    How in the world do you "mute" a public reaction? How do you explain the six years of 20 plus visits by the PM's without a sound from China?

    Posted in: China slams Japan after Abe's wife visits Yasukuni shrine

  • 2

    nigelboy

    Most people say Abe does everything. But decisions arent voted only by him

    True. The Western press almost never reports the inner workings and adjustment within the LDP members.

    Posted in: Abe certain to be re-elected LDP president

  • 1

    nigelboy

    Aso is funny. " Japan has not intervened in currency markets for over 3 years". No need for that with the current Kuroda lapdog BOJ expanding monetary base and devaluing yen through " domestic tools for domestic objectives "as you say. Obviously.

    Yes Obviously. It's what the Feds did during the financial crisis. Japan didn't do squat so record level "Endaka".

    Posted in: Aso warns China on currency moves

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    nigelboy

    My question was not how this benefits China, but where is S. Korea's strategic advantage in cosying up to China? If she's going to China just to piss off the Japanese that is not an example of strategic foreign policy.

    Pak foreign policy in regards to China and U.S. is best described as コウモリ外交 derived from Aesop's Fables of The Bat, the Birds, and the Beasts. Bat=South Korea

    The turn of events in these last two years have been funny. While NK's Kim's relations with China has deteriorated, SK's relations with China elevated to almost an alliance.

    North Korea established and maintained as a result of Communist China. South Korea was almost in danger of losing her presence thanks to Communist China. This was essentially the Korean War and yet we see this type of action by Pak. It's comical.

    Posted in: S Korean leader to attend China's celebrations of victory over Japan in WWII

  • 2

    nigelboy

    The REAL question is when has the Imperial Japanese Government ever FORMALLY apologized for the war (I'll answer: NEVER)?

    They were sort of disbanded right after the war so unless Japan reforms the Imperial Japanese government, that'll never happen.

    Posted in: 63% say Japan should stop apologizing over war: poll

  • -1

    nigelboy

    When Nakasone and his cabinet visited Yasukuni on August 15, 1985 to mark the fortieth anniversary of the end of World War II, the visit unleashed a storm of criticism from Japan’s Asian neighbors.

    Just China. And they criticized Nakasone for making this visit a full "official' visit. Now you see how far China has moved her goal posts.

    Posted in: China slams Japan after Abe's wife visits Yasukuni shrine

  • 0

    nigelboy

    DPJ Katsuya Okada is a far better choice. Hell, I'd elect a hamster over Abe at this point. Anyone or anything is better than this disaster- except Ishihara or Hashimoto of course

    This is an LDP election. Don't know why people mention a failing opposition head in Okada (Frankenstein), a person who had retired from politics, and a mayor of Osaka.

    Posted in: Abe certain to be re-elected LDP president

  • -1

    nigelboy

    First off, the question was whether Abe actually denied history. You don't have to go delving into archives to find evidence for that. Like Christopher said, a simple google search will lead you to quotes that indicate that Abe at the very least has doubts about accepted history, going so far as sending government reps to American text book publishers to pressure them into revising their text.

    I like this work. It uses common sense which is sorely lacking in this issue.

    http://www.mimuw.edu.pl/~akoz/History/SettledHistory.pdf

    Posted in: 63% say Japan should stop apologizing over war: poll

  • 0

    nigelboy

    which is the same kind of whining Japan is engaging in here by, instead of meeting SK's needs, is demanding they import Japanese goods because Japan says so.

    Ok. I'll bite.

    What is this "meeting SK's needs" exactly?

    Posted in: Japan to ask WTO for ruling on food dispute with S Korea

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