nigelboy's past comments

  • -3

    nigelboy

    I guess “sincerity” seems to be an annoying word to you.

    It's ambiguos and a receipe for moving goal posts which China uses ad nauseum. Hence, it's tiresome. And it's not annoying since it's China who has not shown 'sincerity' by again, setting this exact 'moving goal posts and ambiguity' as a condition for attendance. And what's more absurd is that when confronted by the media whether or not China did in fact invite Japan, on March 25th, your beloved FM response was neither confirmation or denial which begs the question if such invitation actually exist.

    And your assertion that by attending this, it would " free itself once and for all" is a complete joke for that was the understanding in 1978. China has proven time and time again that they will come up with something. They can't help themselves. It's a joke of a country.

    Posted in: Abe expected to skip China's Victory Day parade

  • 0

    nigelboy

    I know, I know. You are from Korea and when you look at Korean newspapers, they are all arguing that letting Abe speak at Joint Session would bring Japan at the same rank with Korea, whose President Pak gave a speech at the Joint Session on May 8, 2013, and therefore Koreans should prevent that happens.

    Yep. Why do these Korean residents in U.S. bring their excess baggage to their new home?

    Posted in: Boehner invites Abe to address U.S. Congress on April 29

  • 2

    nigelboy

    And who said Japan would be let in?

    Because China asked them to join as early as last year.

    中国の程永華駐日大使は27日、都内で記者会見し、中国主導のアジアインフラ投資銀行(AIIB)について、「昨年のかなり早い時期から中国のハイレベルの担当者が日本政府に積極的に参加するよう説明してきた」と明らかにした。 <http://www.sankei.com/world/news/150327/wor1503270047-n1.html

    Posted in: U.S., Japan isolated as allies line up to join China-led bank

  • -3

    nigelboy

    Nigelboy / scipantheist, oh, yes, “US protection” money, doesn’t it sound like the Mafia? Tell me what are the chances that the opposition would be elected while less than half of the population cares about the politics. In this I think Japan and China are pretty much alike.

    Call it whatever you want but it still doesn't change the result nor does it have anything to do with 'sincerity'. And as to your second statement, it goes to show that the public are content with the status quo which results in lower voter turnout which in turn means considerable advantage towards the ruling party. Again, this has nothing to do with 'sincerity'.

    Posted in: Abe expected to skip China's Victory Day parade

  • -5

    nigelboy

    You implied that China knows the true number is much lower, but inflated it for the purpose of cultivating anti-Japan feelings (domestic propaganda). Consider the number of casualties for A-bombing in Hiroshima. The number Americans most often hear is 70-80K, while the number Japanese people most often hear is 140K. Is the Japanese number a political propaganda, intended to create anti-America sentiment? No sensible people would argue like that. The most likely explanation is simply that a victim tends to believe the highest possible number available. It’s just a human nature. Why would Chinese people be any different?

    No. The numbers are based on two different parameters in which there are deaths immediately after and those who died later (Dec 1945) as a result of the wounds inflicted. In addition, the Japanese government does not seek any statements from U.S. counterparts regarding the bombings so the comparisons are moot.

    Posted in: Abe's advisers split over how to describe Japan's WWII actions

  • -9

    nigelboy

    The exact number of casualty doesn’t matter in understanding what happened in Nanjing

    Yes it does. This was a situation where Chinese troops abandoned the capital and where their soldiers took off their uniforms and disguised themselves as civilians and conducting terrorists acts within the said population. And there is a reason why the population within Nanking gradually increased after the mop up period came to conclusion.

    Posted in: Abe's advisers split over how to describe Japan's WWII actions

  • 0

    nigelboy

    Ever heard of accessory to murder? Let me ask you this, did Japan ever help the US in its various missions?” Is Japan starting to export arms that will kill people? You don’t have to get your hands dirty in the killing but you are still a killer.

    Yes. But using such analogy is so out of whack that it begs the mindset of the person who makes this.

    There are more military personnel in China, last time I heard it has the largest army in the world and how many military personnel in Japan that lead you to believe that Japan deserves to spend so much and even when it is under US protection.

    Japan does pay for the so-called "US protection" which is included in the budget.

    Another words, there is no point to have the election at all when you already know the result. What kind of democracy is this? A sham democracy.

    No. It's democracy because the opposition can be elected as a majority which is why the ruling power needs to keep the approval of the majority of the public.

    So, what I said about Japan’s lack of sincerity, huge military spending while claiming to be for peace, and only one political party in power for almost 7 decades are not facts?

    Huge by what standards? It's still within a percent of the GDP. And to be more precise, it's about 55 years of political power. And again, what does this have to do with "lack of sincerity". Nothing.

    Because Japan relies on US war powers.

    So what are you bitching about then?

    Posted in: Abe expected to skip China's Victory Day parade

  • -1

    nigelboy

    Yet, Japan kept failing the tests again and again.

    70 years of peace and not a single foreign civilian killed by SDF. Japan has passed this so-called "test" which the rest of the world recognizes. While on the flip side...Nevermind.

    The question we should be thinking is how come Japan needs to have military spending 5 times more than China’s on per capita basis even when it’s being forced to seek peac

    Personnel costs. People in Japan make more per capita than that of China.

    Also, the buzz word “democracy” that Japan presumed to have is way too far from the truth when you have only one political party in power for almost 70 years after the War.

    At least Japan does hold elections and there are times when LDP has lost power as a result of those past elections. It's not LDP's fault that the oppositon party has been clueless and have failed to grasp the approval of the citizens.

    All these boil down to that Japanese people are being deceived to believe that Japan has “democracy, human rights, rule of law, and contribution to world peace,” but the facts may be something you don’t want to hear.

    You haven't presented any 'facts' to dispute them but merely leap to a conclusion of 'deception' based on some worthless counter arguments.

    Posted in: Abe expected to skip China's Victory Day parade

  • -1

    nigelboy

    By reading between the lines

    By reading between the lines, it's simply another childish attempt by China to use this 'sincerity' card against Japan. It's old and tiring.

    I kind of liked Suga's response on March 9th in regards to the initial comments by the foreign minister of China.

    "いろんなことをみなさんが言うが、わが国の戦後70年間の歩みは民主的で人権を守り、法の支配、国際平和への貢献については普遍だ"

    "There are many comments but our country's 70 year post war progression based on the framework of democracy, human rights, rule of law, and contribution to world peace is acknowledged universally".

    Posted in: Abe expected to skip China's Victory Day parade

  • -12

    nigelboy

    Will finding out that Japan only massacred 40,000 people instead of 300,000 lessen the amount of remorse you have?

    It changes the narrative completely from indiscriminate killing of civilians to capture of capital city and mop up operation gone bad.

    There is a reason why "300,000" is constantly advertised by CCP and is displayed in their memorial.

    Posted in: Abe's advisers split over how to describe Japan's WWII actions

  • 1

    nigelboy

    “Victory Day of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression”.

    LOL. Let's skip the part where Mao himself thanked the Japanese for weakening the KMT which paved the way for their victory.

    Posted in: Abe expected to skip China's Victory Day parade

  • -12

    nigelboy

    As Koizumi said recently, no reason to issue a statement just because it marks another decade.

    It seems China is content on the one issued by Murayama so if any official statement to be made, just go with "what that eye brow said twenty years ago.".

    Beijing estimates that around 20 million Chinese died during the Sino-Japanese conflict

    Often quoted but never scrutinized. That calculates to double the already inflated " Nanking" everyday.

    Posted in: Abe's advisers split over how to describe Japan's WWII actions

  • -3

    nigelboy

    It wouldn't be a set up to try to show that anti-Abe people are nutjobs, would it?

    Don't need much for the rest of placards don't make sense either.

    Posted in: No to Abe

  • 1

    nigelboy

    A group of Korean Americans placed a full-page advertisement in The Hill

    And yet just recently, the Korean former comfort women for the U.S. military filed a suit against the Korean government but of course, these people are silent. Don't want to pi$$ off their current landlord.

    Posted in: Former U.S. POWs, Koreans seek conditions for Abe's address to Congress

  • -3

    nigelboy

    Wiktionary entry for 人民 says Japanese adopted 人民 from Middle Chinese.

    The term that is meant then by China versus that of what was established subsequently have two meanings for the latter implies that "people who established a state and formalized society. Generally, it refers to people under governing class".

    http://www.ps.ritsumei.ac.jp/assoc/policy_science/083/083_07_kato.pdf pg79-80

    和製漢語は中国と世界を繋いだ。独立、平等、自由、民主、法制、主権、民族、国際、それまで分からなかった近代思想、近代語彙が中国に入りました

    The words, independent, equality, freedom, democracy, legislation, sovereignty, ethnicity, international and such other modern ideals and words were incorporated to China.

    http://www.china-embassy.or.jp/jpn/rbjw/t718128.htm

    Posted in: Sign of the times

  • -4

    nigelboy

    i seen this logic and kinda of opinion before, in fact how this absolutely wrong and ridiculous opinion convinced you to spread it shows nothing but your lack of understanding of the chinese characters or just your general ignorance, let me explain it to you plain and simple:

    As the link indicates, 王彬彬

    "...社会和人文科学方面的名词、术语,有70%是从日本输入的,这些都是日本人.."

    As in most combination of these characters, it's easy to assume such combinations came about but that's essentially a hindsight. Stop whining already.

    Posted in: Sign of the times

  • -3

    nigelboy

    According Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei, 1969 map proves Diaoyu Islands belong to China.

    .."Hong pointed out that the Diaoyu Islands and its affiliated waters are extended beyond the sheet line of the map in the form of 'border break', serving as powerful evidence that the Diaoyu Islands are a part of China..."

    Yeah. That makes sense. (NOT)

    Posted in: Japan, China hold first security talks in 4 years

  • -5

    nigelboy

    Yeah. Its funny cause lots of my Chinese friends in CA said the same thing. japan "stole" the Chinese characters to use them as their "own."

    Operative word there is "characters". What your Chinese friends don't know is the "combination" of these characters make up 'words' which Japan incorporated first are now used in the Chinese language.

    In fact 中華人民共和国 ”人民” People "共和国” Republic are words derived from Japan that were subsequently incorporated by the Chinese.

    http://www1.china.com.cn/chinese/ch-yuwai/193347.htm

    http://www.suzuka-iu.ac.jp/campana/num16/1608wang.pdf

    Pg 110-113

    Posted in: Sign of the times

  • -3

    nigelboy

    Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs just released a map from PRC in 1969 indicating "尖閣群島” (Senkaku Islands) on their official map.

    http://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/area/senkaku/pdfs/senkaku.pdf

    Pg 21.

    Posted in: Japan, China hold first security talks in 4 years

  • -3

    nigelboy

    Major firms on Wednesday announced pay rises for workers after sustained pressure from the government in its attempt to push up prices in long-deflationary Japan.

    It's not a simple "pay rises" for this is "base up" or ”ベア’” which along with the regular annual pay raises (定昇 about 2% per year). During the deflationary cycle, these "Spring offensive" didn't even discuss about "base up" until Abenomics kicked in.

    Posted in: Major firms heed Abe's call to raise wages

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