nigelboy's past comments

  • -4

    nigelboy

    Jimizo and Zorken

    Google "変な日本語 海外" and click on images.

    Listen folks. This is universal. Also, I've witnessed bad, inappropriate, out of line, and off the wall Japanese language displayed by long time foreign expats (including those in this site) which I find more offensive than this sign.

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  • -2

    nigelboy

    It's quite possible I'm missing a story (and if I am then I apologise) - but I'm not really sure what you are talking about.

    To be more specific, it' the "review" that lead to the Kono Statement.

    http://www.mofa.go.jp/files/000042171.pdf

    Posted in: Asahi tries to restore prestige after admitting errors, retracting stories

  • -3

    nigelboy

    Asahi's top management throughout the years were under the impression that their readers would simply swallow what they spew up without fear of repercussion. They falsely assumed that Abe will not form a panel to review the Kono Statement. They falsely assumed that the records of nuclear disaster management would not be released. On the flip side, they urged for 'transparency' in regards to the government and vehemently opposed to the 'secrecy' law. And now, the very thing that they opposed for bites them in the a$$.

    Posted in: Asahi tries to restore prestige after admitting errors, retracting stories

  • -3

    nigelboy

    And its the ROC that protested at the earliest points in history on the legitimacy and sovereign rights of those islands.

    No they didn't. The archives at FRUS indicated that they had no interest in Senkaku.

    Posted in: Asia arms up to counter growing Chinese might

  • -2

    nigelboy

    Again, since I actually do not have an opinion about whaling, but I am very curious because of these reasons about why the government and a large number of Japanese people are so adamant at preserving it. If your reason is culture, please explain to me how culture is more important than these three reasons.

    This is what I find strange about the opinions of those who claim to "not have an opinion about whaling" when they don't even bother looking at the various inventory statistics indicated in the Fishery Agency's site.

    First of all, most marine food sources are stored in freezers, initially. The list and the amount can be found on this link.

    http://www.market.jafic.or.jp/suisan/

    What I find is that there is a constant movement of products each month with inventory fluctuating as low as 2310 tons in September of 2013 and as high as 4318 in January of 2013. Under "品目別月間出庫量, we see a high of 661 tons sold in July of 2013 to as low as 365 tons in November of 2013. Hence, I do not see any unusual numbers to lead me to believe that whale meats are "low demand" compared to other marine products.

    Second, whaling is not a "top priority of the government" for it is just one of many issues that the Fishery Agency deals with. But speaking of "use of tax money" I find it laughable that a non-lethal research conducted by joint NZ-Australia failed to collect a SINGLE biopsy sample of the most abundant species out there in Minke Whale for that in of itself demonstrated that such methods will never come close to the biological data gained through lethal methods. But being openly anti-whaling nations that they are, it's a de facto 'success' by them for since they were not able to gather such data, they will NEVER come up with the population number and age dynamics in order to lift the moratorium. Yes. They succeeded in keeping the status quo by using this method.

    Speaking of levels of mercury, the Southern Minke whales contain very little. But I sincerely doubt the so-called people who "do not have an opinion of whaling" would advocate consumption of such species instead of the more toxic whales harvested locally. Am I wrong?

    Posted in: Japan's whaling plans come under scrutiny at IWC meeting

  • -4

    nigelboy

    any state seeking to kill whales for research must show why non-lethal methods were not an option.

    Because your (as in joint 2010 NZ and Australia) multi million dollar non lethal "research" FAILED to collect a SINGLE biopsy sample of the most abundant whale species in Minke whale.

    Posted in: Japan's whaling plans come under scrutiny at IWC meeting

  • -3

    nigelboy

    The other pastes I posted show active involvement by uniformed military in transporting the girls from Japan to destination and in maintaining control over the girls at the destination. A system was in place. The girls expected household employment at destination and were forced into and kept in a state of forced prostitution.

    Yes. When the regulated system is overseas, that's what happens. Military regulates the transport, safety, health, working hours, and prices. These are well documented in AWF archives. Not only that,

    -Issuing passports to comfort women, verifying their age. -Order for weekly medical examination by military doctors to check for VD with hundreds of reports summarizing the results. -Order to carefully screen the operators for some are recruiting underage girls under false pretenses. -Supply orders for "condomns" because the local area did not have them. -Setting up price and working hours -Warnings not to use brothels set up by locals for it appears that they are growing in spurts due to presence of IJA soldiers and therefore, hasn't complied with the regulations (VD screening, age, how they were recruited, etc.) -Warning to soldiers to pay the prepaid ticket before the actual service for it was reported by operators that some have skipped paying. -Reports of fighting among IJA soldiers because of their affection towards a particlar comfort woman. -Advisement to the soldier to pay for the property damage incurred at the brothel to the operator.

    And of course, there are documents/reports issued by Allieds when IJA surrendered which includes shocking documents. For instance,

    Rabaul

    -Women between ages 20~25, the fee is 2.5 yen which includes condomns. The drinks are quite expensive. -Operation hours between 8 am~6pm. However, certain upper class military can stay overnight at a price. -Women can refuse service if the customer does not use condom.

    Burma

    -According the Korean operator there, his restaurant business wasn't doing to well so he decided to operate the comfort station. -He recruited women from ages 19 to 31 paying in advance from 300 yen~1000 yen per woman. -In his operation, his women earned between 300 yen~1,500 yen a month of which a minimum of 150 yen per month was collected by the operator from each women.

    Seriously turbotsat.

    Would you rather have an unregulated military brothels run by the locals where the customers (occupied military forces) are only involved in the consumption?

    Posted in: Asahi apologizes for erroneous Fukushima, comfort women reports

  • -3

    nigelboy

    I don't know why you'd disagree with any of that. It still goes on today, right?

    Corrupt practices by those who are involved? Yes. So what makes the 'comfort women' system any different from any other prostitution/brothel business? Why is it being targeted almost exclusively?

    As far as "violate" while "enforcing them at the same time", I guess you don't think that there is one policeman in the world and he enforces all the laws exactly and equally everywhere, right?

    That's not the point. It's the question of where the government as a whole 'condoned' kidnapping, abduction and trafficking. The answer is obviously no.

    Anyway, the paragraph exactly addresses your point. Repeating it below.

    It sure doesn't as I alluded to just previously.

    The initial sentence is an assumption, not a fact. Hence, everything else that comes after are completely moot.

    Posted in: Asahi apologizes for erroneous Fukushima, comfort women reports

  • -3

    nigelboy

    Anyway, googling ' "Mukden of Busan" 1930' (Mukden was old name of Shenyang) gives following link answering your link

    turbostat,

    I've seen some wild assumptions but this one is by far top of my list.

    First and foremost, the site is basically under the full assumption that "many “comfort women” sent overseas from Korea through kidnapping, abduction and trafficking" when this basis alone is in question. Secondly, why on gods earth would the police or the military for that matter violate an existing penal code while enforcing them at the same time? Tacit consent? Seriously??

    As the memo which Zichi linked to @iSep. 13, 2014 - 04:26PM JST, it states "憲兵調査選定” which means "Upon investigation and selection by the military pollice.." which implies that the operator candidates are "screened". In other words, the police does a background check to make sure that these operators have not in the past or present violated such penal code or any other criminal misconduct.

    Posters like nigelboy would disagree that is any JIA document connecting them and the brothels, but yes I would agree with you.

    Zichi. I never ever denied the connection of IJA to the brothels. Stop playing these silly games. What I disagree with is the level of involvement which you tried to argue but failed.

    Posted in: Asahi apologizes for erroneous Fukushima, comfort women reports

  • -3

    nigelboy

    If so many comfort stations are being run across so many countries by or with assistance of Japanese military it doesn't look like "isolated" any more. Especially as one endpoint of supply was within Japan itself

    You are merely assuming. If such actions were condoned, there would be written 'orders' to allow such conducts and the police wouldn't even bother apprehending these people indicated below.

    http://sikoken.blog.shinobi.jp/%E8%B3%87%E6%96%99/%E6%9C%9D%E9%AE%AE%E5%8D%8A%E5%B3%B6%E3%81%AB%E3%81%8A%E3%81%91%E3%82%8B%E5%A3%B2%E6%98%A5%E6%A5%AD%E9%96%A2%E9%80%A3%E3%81%AE%E8%AA%98%E6%8B%90%E3%83%BB%E8%A9%90%E6%AC%BA%E7%AD%89%E3%81%AE%E6%96%B0%E8%81%9E%E8%A8%98%E4%BA%8B%EF%BC%881930%E5%B9%B4%E4%BB%A3%EF%BC%89

    Posted in: Asahi apologizes for erroneous Fukushima, comfort women reports

  • -2

    nigelboy

    enough, ethan and others who can't read

    Thanks hindingout. Messed up on the quotes.

    Posted in: Abe says he is 'neutral' on whether to raise sales tax to 10%

  • -1

    nigelboy

    turbostat

    I'm quite aware of the 'accusations'. But the issue in contention here is whether or not the government at that time endorsed such acts. If not, it simply becomes an isolated crime/isolated case where this is hapenning even today in many nations which are barely addressed.

    Posted in: Asahi apologizes for erroneous Fukushima, comfort women reports

  • -6

    nigelboy

    Not a bad example at all, given it was in direct reply to gokai's claim that it's the West's fault the whales are being depleted

    It still is a bad example for your so-called "direct reply" did not address the West's initial depletion of the stocks. Additionally, it's a bad example equating the blue fin tuna situation since the Japan does not blame the "west" for depleting it's stocks.

    Posted in: IWC meeting set for fiery debate over whaling

  • -11

    nigelboy

    By manipulating the monetary exchange rates to suit Abe's economic goals, the cost of fuel oil (which comes from overseas) for the bathhouse has increased. Moreover, the three percent that was added to the consumption tax has also boosted prices higher on other things related to public bathhouse use. So, the owner said he is no longer making money on the public bathhouse business ... so he is pulling the plug. In addition, the aging bathhouse needs various parts replacements & repairs, and it is just too expensive to do these things, the owner said. And now Abe says he is "neutral" on adding another 2% to the consumption tax, thus raising it to a total of 10%. He'd better pull his head out of the sand and start looking around at what is happening around all his voters. Prices are going up, salaries are still stagnant and the government keeps cutting Social Security payments for the oldsters ... plus, plus, plus ... When asked the other day if he was going to dissolve the Parliament and call for a general election, Abe said something like it is not necessary as everything is okay. If he were to call for an election soon, the only people voting for him would be Soka Gakkai members, who vote as instructed by the New Komeito Party. So, we will undoubtedly have Abe and the LDP for another two years yet ... while the prices continue to go up, up and ... away ...

    No offense but this guy should of go out of business simply on stupidity alone.

    Posted in: Abe says he is 'neutral' on whether to raise sales tax to 10%

  • -5

    nigelboy

    One point remains clear and that the involvement of the imperial military on every level of the battlefield brothels from recruitment to using the providing sexual service.

    Nope Zichi. The 'involvement' you refer to amounts to merely a person placing an order on line via Amazon and is waiting for the delivery date. I know it sounds cruel but that is essentially what the telegram states.

    Posted in: Asahi apologizes for erroneous Fukushima, comfort women reports

  • -6

    nigelboy

    Thitherflit: There are lots of things not in the everyday vocabulary of native English speakers, especially when the word in question is not native to their (original) surroundings and they have no experience with it. But I daresay 'saury' is far more common in a native speaker's vocabulary set than turban shell or sea cucumber, and it's always fun to tell Japanese people that the English for sanma is 'saury', adding a dumb joke you're 'sorry' and thank the fish for its sacrifice before eating. Lame joke, but helps people remember the name.

    And aren't you glad the good natured Japanese people simply dismiss your story, politely. Seriously smith. Do you ever think that ordinary Japanese people simply do not give a flying @@@@ how Sanma is translated?

    Posted in: Meguro's annual saury festival draws 30,000

  • -2

    nigelboy

    Says a guy who defends Japan revising its constitution of peace to help escalate things! Goes both ways, friend.

    Read the article. In fact, read the FIRST WORD in the article.

    Secondly, there hasn't been a revision in the constitution in Japan EVER though many nations such as U.S. and Germany has done so on many occasions.

    Posted in: Asia arms up to counter growing Chinese might

  • 2

    nigelboy

    A lot of Japanese use this argument when it comes to pointing out Japan's help in overfishing and depleting whale and other marine stocks, the best example being blue-fin tuna,

    Bad example smith since Minke whales in the southern ocean is abundant. Additionally, bad timing when considering Japan had proposed during the WCPFC meeting just recently to halve the catch of Tuna in the area. Care to ask which country opposed to the idea and her reasoning?

    Posted in: IWC meeting set for fiery debate over whaling

  • -4

    nigelboy

    Some people continue to deny that the military were involved in the battlefield brothels and the prostitutes which serviced them

    Nope. How the military are involved in reality versus what these groups are accusing of are completely different. Stop playing ganes, Zichi.

    Posted in: Asahi apologizes for erroneous Fukushima, comfort women reports

  • -5

    nigelboy

    This study using the number of universities as an indicator of creativity and innovation is flawed. If the universities teach/foster innovation, then the students will be innovative. Japanese universities don't really seem to do that though.

    Perhaps reading the actual report helps. The number happens to be on the 'input' side and if the results of 'output' does not correspond, the CPI scores reflect this.

    nigelboy -- but that's all this index is -- "convenient criteria" to tget the result it wanted. Got it

    Jerseyboy,

    Please explain. I agree it's a criteria but not sure where you are getting the 'convenient' part.

    Posted in: Index ranks Japan as Asia's most efficient innovator

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