nigelboy's past comments

  • -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.

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  • -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.

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  • -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.

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  • -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?

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  • -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.

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  • 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?

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  • -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

  • -5

    nigelboy

    The telegram from the Commander of the Taiwan Army to the Army Minister

    Uhhhm.. The request specifically states "左記、経営者" (OPERATORS, listed on the left)

    The telegram is simply a request that's been filled. Nowhere in the telegram indicates your assertion that military directly carried out recruitment.

    You provided zilch as usual.

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

  • -4

    nigelboy

    are you sexual hung up that the idea that the Imperialist Military requested and organised battlefield brothels that it sullies your tweaky clean image of them?

    Switching goal posts again, Zichi?

    The central issue here is whether or not the Japanese government "ordered" the recruitment of these women. You provided zilch as usual.

    I'm quite aware of the exploitation of women as "commodities" in those days but what you are essentially doing is merely preaching the moral standards of today versus that of generations ago. To add further, this particular moral standard continued for DECADES by the Korean government and the more than willing customer in the name of U.S military. They labeled them as Fifth Military Supply.

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

  • -6

    nigelboy

    Except the government of the wartime was the military and those in command of it were also running the government which is basically why Japan decided to go to war and occupy the whole of China and SE Asia?

    Please concentrate. We are talking about written orders by the central government to recruit women. Where is such order Zichi? Please remind yourself that during this time, there are no e-mail or fax.

    There were no separations between the imperial military and the government. The fact that the military organised battlefield brothels, and is documented, wasn't illegal in itself since prostitution was legal at the time but the women had to be a minimum age of 18 years, which wasn't always the case.

    Yes. An operator bending and violating the law. I can pick up any search engine and come up with these incidents in ANY country today.

    There were just not enough former prostitutes, Japanese and Korean so it turned to other women from poor and low education backgrounds. Many sold on by their families to the military agents and paid for by the military. Then documented and shipped out with the rest of the Japanese troops to service the dreams and campaigns of the Japanese Imperialist Military Government. PERIOD!

    There are no military agents. They are private agents who recruited on behalf of the private operators. When the said operator recruited enough, he/she sent in a request to attach his/her operation to the military. It's that simple Zichi.

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

  • -5

    nigelboy

    nigelboy -- if it makes you feel good, fine. But the reality is just what I said. Sure, Japan has lots of Universities, and they just spit out thousands of thousands of grey-suited corporate drones year after year. How does that make Japan a "more efficient innovator"? Same with being urbanized. What does that have to do with innovation? Silicone Valley, where much, much more innovation comes out of every year than the whole of Japan, is not nearly as urbanized.

    Not interested in your own "reality". Not interested in "I don't like the result so I'll come up with my own convenient criteria to dispute the result". Got it?

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

  • -5

    nigelboy

    Denying the imperial military used agents to recruit women for their battlefield brothels would be like also denying they ordered weapons, bombs, planes, warships, and so on and so on. The military ordered all their needs for their wartime campaigns across SE Asian and beyond.

    Nope. Orders are generally written and distributed to local governments to be executed. There exists no such orders. PERIOD.

    The comfort women system is simply a private individual who decided upon him/herself to operate a brothel to attach themselves to the military unit. This is strictly a volunteer basis for the operators. How these operators recruited these women locally are, in some cases, very hideous but that is simply a localized case that happens even in today's world.

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

  • 0

    nigelboy

    Just shows how deceptive numbers can be. Yup, Japan has lots of universities, is urbanized as hell, and is world-class at filing patents for incremental improvements. So what?

    It goes to show that your past generalizations are worthless, for one. Second, there are several categories in which Japan lacks which can be used as a basis for improvement.

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  • -1

    nigelboy

    The problem was caused by the imperialist military which ordered its agents

    They were no "orders". This is confirmed by the Kono statement review despite the urging of the Korean counterparts to place such wording.

    "Also, regarding the involvement of the military in the recruitment of the comfort women, the ROK requested **wording that was equivalent to “the military or recruiters who were instructed by the military,” or in other words, that the recruitment was carried out by the military or that the military instructed other recruiters to do so. But the Japanese side considered that the **recruitment was not carried out by the military, but mainly by recruiters who had done so based on the “intentions” of the military, and hence could not accept that the military were the main party that carried out the recruitment. Also, as the Japan side could not confirm that the military “instructed” the recruiters to carry out the recruitment, it proposed that the expression be changed to that the military “requested” the recruiters carry out the recruitment. In response to this, the ROK wanted the expression “ordered” used for the involvement of the military in both the establishment of the comfort stations and the recruitment of the comfort women, but the Japanese side did not accept it. Ultimately, it was decided on the wording that the comfort stations were established and managed"

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

  • -4

    nigelboy

    Jay Wilson: why not? They already engage in "take back/defend the island" drills not far from the Senkakus with the US.

    Smith

    I wouldn't call San Clemente island "not far from the Senkaku's".

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