nigelboy's past comments

  • -1

    nigelboy

    Maybe. If the Japanese don't repent on their past wrongs, there is a strong possibility of repeating them. If they repeat them, you can guarantee that it will affect the day to day lives of the Chinese. And I, living in Japan, will be affected by that as well.

    Two totally off the wall "if" scenario equating a false premise of "going to Yasukuni"="don't repent on their past wrongs".

    Close to 70 visits by Japanese Prime Ministers after 1945 and not a single foreign civilian died at the hands of the JSDF for nearly 70 years. Sigh.

    Posted in: 146 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni shrine

  • -4

    nigelboy

    well even the Emperor wish not to be involved in this mess.

    And as usual, your wiki entry does not offer a reason for Emperor's decision for it's completely different from the CCP's "reasons".

    But let's go further. The enshrinement of Class A became public knowledge in 1979 and there have been total of 21 visits by Japanese Prime Ministers and not a sound of complaint from the Chinese counterparts. Therefore, this is classic case of Chinese government making an issue out of "internal affairs" which they agreed not to "interfere".

    Posted in: 146 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni shrine

  • 1

    nigelboy

    They most definitely have the right to do it

    1. The Government of Japan and the Government of the People's Republic of China agree to establish relations of perpetual peace and friendship between the two countries on the basis of the principles of mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, mutual non-aggression, non-interference in each other's internal affairs, equality and mutual benefit and peaceful co-existence.

    Posted in: 146 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni shrine

  • -5

    nigelboy

    All true but you forgot to mention cutting people off, obstructing traffic so people can back into their driveway off of a main road, braking and then signalling etc. Apparently low accident numbers here but...I can`t believe how.

    Yeah. Imagine that. Millions of cars and drivers being "lucky" 24 hours a day, 365 days a year throughout Japan. I'm sure one of these days, their "luck" will run out and will see a big jump in the numbers,(sarcasm)

    Posted in: Driver turns herself in to police for failing to stop at yellow traffic light

  • 0

    nigelboy

    As law-abiding as people from most other countries.

    I do recall a certain state when they enacted a "no texting while driving" law, the accidents increased sharply. So no. I beg to differ.

    Posted in: Driver turns herself in to police for failing to stop at yellow traffic light

  • 2

    nigelboy

    Do you see German Chancellor visiting the Nazi grave

    You didn't answer shiboritate's question. We're not talking specifically about "graves" are we?

    Posted in: Abe sends offering to Yasukuni shrine, but has no plans to visit

  • 4

    nigelboy

    Further, it looks like the Chinese regime may start playing hardball with Japan, at least from trade side. The irony is that few days ago, Abe told the press that China is a vital economic partner of Japan amid territorial disputes. Now we see the Chinese side seems showing no interest to buying what Abe sells. On the contrary, Chinese court ordered an unprecedented seizure of Japanese company’s property to show its willingness to take on Japanese corporations which are doing business with China and had connections to World War II.

    More reason to divest in this country. I recall a few years ago when China halted exports of rare earths in retaliation to the Senkaku issue and many posters were proclaiming death to the Japanese manufacturers unless the Japanese government caved in. We all know how that turned out. Businesses do adjust and prosper especially the Zaibatsu groups.

    Posted in: China seizes Mitsui O.S.K. ship over unpaid wartime contract compensation

  • -1

    nigelboy

    This is a civil case. Although its quite clear that its politically motivated but that's how laws can be sometimes, every nation does that.

    No. So far, it's been China and now soon to be Korea. (What a surprise! Not!) U.S. courts have rejected similar claims on the basis on international treaty.

    Like clockwork, sfjp330 managed to bring Germany into the discussion where Germany lacks such bilateral treaties among nations. Therefore, there are still civil litigation among persons and companies where even German nationals can also claim assets in former occupied territory.

    Posted in: China seizes Mitsui O.S.K. ship over unpaid wartime contract compensation

  • 7

    nigelboy

    Yeah this represent the Chinese courts are inefficient. If it were other courts such as European and US, the defendant already settled the debt long ago, not to delay until now just to spread some political message

    Chinese courts are inefficient for the simple reason that they fail to adhere to the international treaty which courts and Europe and U.S. have adhered to. Thank you for pointint them out.

    Posted in: China seizes Mitsui O.S.K. ship over unpaid wartime contract compensation

  • 4

    nigelboy

    There is a point where simple analogies don't work. I suggest that a lawsuit contesting a contract between two companies that no longer exist brought on 80-plus years after the fact by the grandchild of an owner of the original company with no apparent legal claim to the damages suffered might be one of those times.

    On top of that, these types of "claims" were also rejected by the Chinese courts for 40 years until recently for the same reason I stated above.

    The sudden roundabout face by the Chinese courts (organ under the umbrella of CCP) is another political issue that they want to create and as a result, it will be the second round of confiscation by the Chinese government. As a result, I can see many Japanese firms divesting from China for these added risks on top of the mass riots simply makes it not worthwhile anymore.

    Posted in: China seizes Mitsui O.S.K. ship over unpaid wartime contract compensation

  • 5

    nigelboy

    That logic doesn't wash. If I leave my home and fail to pay taxes and duties on it, and it is then subsequently sold off by the city hall and occupied by a new owner then that's my bad, and I can't very well go to the new owner and demand its return.

    The logic does wash for the treaty (namely the Treaty of Peace San Francisco) where Japanese and her nationals were ordered to abandon all overseas assets where according to GHQ report, the sum exceed $30 billion at that time (1945) This isn't about "leaving my home" to avoid paying taxes.

    Posted in: China seizes Mitsui O.S.K. ship over unpaid wartime contract compensation

  • 6

    nigelboy

    Frungy,

    With all due respect, that was what the treaty is for so that each government takes care of it's own peoples whatever the damages and compensation that they incurred during that time. If the Chinese government position claim is that they are indeed "individual" and separate from the "state" claims, the Japanese individuals and companies now have the right to seek retrieval and payment of assets they left behind in China.

    http://books.google.co.jp/books?id=ct6iAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA136&lpg=PA136&dq=%E5%9C%A8%E5%A4%96%E8%B3%87%E7%94%A3%E3%80%80%E6%88%A6%E5%BE%8C&source=bl&ots=gYOQ1yuCb-&sig=E_dXc3iMUca1pynyA3weMNJTL-Y&hl=ja&sa=X&ei=kzZVU7zNDsqMyASD04KwBQ&ved=0CGAQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=%E5%9C%A8%E5%A4%96%E8%B3%87%E7%94%A3%E3%80%80%E6%88%A6%E5%BE%8C&f=false

    The purpose and the spirit of the treaty is to eliminate such endless cross border lawsuits thereby individuals/businesses can invest and grow without the threat of these litigations.

    Posted in: China seizes Mitsui O.S.K. ship over unpaid wartime contract compensation

  • -2

    nigelboy

    Except that they were not fascist militarists.

    They were militarists nonetheless.

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

  • -4

    nigelboy

    So nigelboy, I guess you admit that the Empire of Japan was not much different Nazi Germany, than? Thank you proving yourself wrong.

    If you want to play that "angle", I would extend that the Allieds were no different than Nazi Germany.

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

  • -5

    nigelboy

    It was example, nigelboy, can't you make a logical connection? So how do you explain the fact that the Japanese empire was good, according to you, yet at the same time sacrifice their men on suicide missions? How is that "good"?

    Thomas.

    Why is this "need" to conclude everything either black or white, good or evil? I gave you an example how events and circumstances that lead up to the war is "gray". You"re no different than a five year old kid thursting to hear your parents reading a bed time story where good will eventually triumph over evil. Like all wars, there are negatives and positives depending on which angle you want to view them at.

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

  • -1

    nigelboy

    No Nigelboy, you were saying that say, the kamikaze pilots were forced to go on their suicide mission by evil fascist militarists. But now they were good after all? How do you explain that?

    Never once did I mention "kamikaze" or "fascist". Are you confusing with someone else again?

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

  • -2

    nigelboy

    But Nigelboy, I thought you said that the Japanese people were forced to go to war by an evil fascist empire, and now you're saying that the empire of Japan was just all good and dandy?

    "Even contemporary historians could think that 'as for the present war, the Principality of Monaco, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, would have taken up arms against the United States on receipt of such a note (Hull note) as the State Department sent the Japanese Government on the eve of Pearl Harbor.'"

    You don't even have a clue as to what I said.

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

  • -3

    nigelboy

    What a stupid move. This is why Nobel Peace Prize has been a joke.

    Posted in: Japanese constitution nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

  • -3

    nigelboy

    The alliance between Nazi Germany and Japan is a well documented indisputable fact. Ambassador Oshima had a regular audience with Hitler. When Germany lost the war there was wide spread dismay in Japan.

    Boweevil

    I'm not questioning the alliance but your fallacy stems from Nazi Germany=bad, Germany & Japan alliance, therefore Japan=bad simple minded guilt by association deduction.

    There was dismay when Germany surrendered because guess who was coming? Soviets (Stalin). Remember them? Should I use the same logic as well? Stalin=bad, Soviets=Allieds, therefore Allieds (U.S. Britain, French,)=bad.

    How many foreign correspondents actually speak Japanese well enough, especially the written Japanese of the 1940s, to be able to check facts and do research?

    Mister Ed.

    As far as I know, none. Most are here on assignment so they don't even bother to learn the language of their host country.

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

  • -1

    nigelboy

    Economically Korean economy are roaring. Recent my visit to Yangon (known as Rangoon), Japanese firms are struggling to get the small slice of market for newly opened nation. K dramas and K pops are capturing the fans there. Samsung and LG have transformed highly competitive brands instead of Sony, Panasonic, Sharp and Toshiba. Korean wave Hallyu is making the hit there. There are some jealousy of Japanese exporters and J ultra nationalists for Korean wave.

    Hmmm. According to JETRO, Japanese imports increased doubled fold in 2012 placing them third behind China and Singapore while Korea has just one third the amount of Japan, 24% decrease from 2011.

    https://www.jetro.go.jp/world/gtir/2013/pdf/2013-mm.pdf

    Feel sorry for this woman for her efforts to promote this route but there already exists signs and stickers (doesn't have to be in any language, just a picture and a direction arrow would be suffice, me thinks). 4,000 with some placed without permission is excessive.

    Posted in: Anti-Korean stickers posted at several points along Shikoku pilgrimage route

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