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praackMar. 09, 2014 - 09:23AM JST
a lot of this increased rhetoric is due to the USA's loss of face dealing with Russia and the Ukraine instance. So the Chinese feel it is another case of the USA displaying it will back down to China as well.
Who knows with the current president of the US who is spending his time harassing Israel and his own people and ignoring the rest of the world.
China knows it has until the next US Presidential election to force the issue in the Senkaku - if it can get the USA to back down which will force Japan to give them up then they will win in the region for the next 50 years. Nothing that leaves Japan ports will be able to do so without being seen by the chinese.
Posted in: China says no room for compromise with Japan on history, territory
praackMar. 04, 2014 - 01:01PM JST
you know i support a lot that occurs in Japan today- but not this, the amount of people forced into enslaved prostitution does not matter- even one is too many.
where Japan has fallen short since that apology is that the truth was not widely disseminated in the schools and in the papers.
so many people died in that bloody war, and even if one soul is left to wail and wander around because people do not give it the respect it deserves it is too much.
every country does something wrong in war- but the only way to truly heal is to admit it- truthfully. shame, shame
Posted in: Japanese lawmakers call for revision of wartime sex slavery apology
praackFeb. 26, 2014 - 07:34PM JST
I can see where this is going,
the invitation to Japan's PM to attend the new holiday and the annual apology expected. swiftly followed by the next holiday where the fall of japan is celebrated.
Posted in: China mulls days to remember defeat of Japan, Nanjing Massacre
praackFeb. 23, 2014 - 11:27PM JST
well this is interesting- the contracts that are signed for the idol shows are always considered pretty tight- but most of the proceeds go to the label not to the performer.
but these guys made it big- so they want everything, so they are hoping with their names and claim to fame that the labels will want to settle out of court rather than have the contract go through the process of being examined.
in reality the contract is solid- but till now no-one had enough fame to cause a lot of controversy
the interesting thing is what happens after the settlement- of - god forbid court proceedings and a negative verdict for the studio- it is possible it will cause a re-write of all reality tv contracts for the future.
Posted in: Lawsuit charges Sony cheated 'American Idol' winners
praackFeb. 17, 2014 - 09:34PM JST
it would have been nice if it was just a peaceful protest that went wrong- it would have been handled as such- however the US and the EU decided the Arab Spring was a good cover for a regime change- and thought that the people in Syria wanted to replace Assad only- and keep the governemnt.
then they end up with this mess- the seperate"generals" fighting each other in the opposition not even coming up with an agenda in the peace talks. the Islamist extremists(not part of the peace talks) being the only opposition that truly matters in Syria and Assad still strong.
and the country? it was a westernized country in the middle of conservitive Islam- now it is a warzone- yup the US and the EU have done well
Posted in: Kerry slams Russia for enabling Syria's Assad to stay in power
praackFeb. 03, 2014 - 10:17PM JST
"and India. Kiss your IT and Customer Service jobs good-bye.
too soon for that maglev101, be another 10 years before china is able to take any of that on - or when the usa is ready to trust them poking in the enterprise databanks as it support.
i am not a union man- but i am not for another scheme to off shore- the usa already is struggling because of the tax savings one gets to off shore the good jobs.
it really is not pretty in the US right now, all the new jobs are in part time service industry- so you are let go due to the economy or due to the off shoring that was happening at the same time. you find that all your education and skills you built up leaves you with a new job at mcdonalds serving burgers.
that's the new jobs - 85000 US dollars to minimum wage part time work
Posted in: Obama's Asia policy set back by Democrat
praackFeb. 03, 2014 - 02:53PM JST
ahh yes, wonderful disinformation
China is not transparent on spending- so it is a real ballpark on how much is spent on the military- Japan is scrupulously honest so a little percentile is viewed by China as Right wing extremism.
China sets up an identification zone inside Japan Territorial waters, and if allowed would give China the ability to curtail all flights out of Okinawa
China also sends out ships and planes into the same area- but Japan is called extremist and paranoid for sending ships to protect it's interest
and it goes on and on....
Posted in: China says Japan's 'hype' on air defense zone spreads tension
praackFeb. 02, 2014 - 08:14PM JST
Sorry people, I like Anime- however the idea that one with this premise is being shown on television and school age children can even possibly see it just makes me shudder.
though sex in itself is not a "bad thing" does it need to be part of mainstream escapist reality? i don't think so. and to lamely state " well all kids are doing it because of puberty" and to consider anime a healthy form of expression- just such a crock
just have to disagree
Posted in: Incest-themed TV anime sparks decency investigation
praackFeb. 02, 2014 - 08:06PM JST
hmm no mention about the burgeoning slave trade of Japanese at the time propagated by Christians then....
Posted in: Vatican trove shows Catholic persecution in samurai-era Japan
praackFeb. 02, 2014 - 08:02PM JST
hmm SS ships sounds appropriate to call a sea Shepherd ship one of the SS
they are that brutal
so what happens to a man when the deck becomes too slippery and they fall into the ocean because of a cellulose bomb. Do you think a SS ship will pick him up? do you think the whaler will notice when it is being harassed by the SS ships?
anything you do to a commercial ship during operations can kill a man, these are not cruise liners.
no empathy from me for the SS cause
Posted in: Anti-whalers claim aggressive ramming by Japanese fleet
praackFeb. 01, 2014 - 08:27PM JST
well no one protests against the friends in china right? with the centuries old historical boundaries now becoming the big reason to push forward.
so once all the other countries in the area are suppressed by China - will South Korea really feel it will be ok by itself so close to North Korea and China alone?
Posted in: Virginia becomes hotbed of diplomacy over Sea of Japan name
praackJan. 31, 2014 - 11:11PM JST
not idiots, but an educational opportunity,
medicine has been run by men for years, and most knowledge regarding sexual health is written by men.
so if a women is not comfortable speaking to her Male doctor, and reads an article source from Male literature- what do you expect?
medicine is like academia- there still needs to be a lot of change before gender equality is truly present- from the physician ranks to the methods used to treat the patients
Posted in: Pregnancy, fertility issues poorly understood by U.S. women
praackJan. 29, 2014 - 09:20PM JST
Actually if you had paid attention the republicans tried to pass several bills to allow partial bipartisan defunding of the ACA act- these were the parts that even democrats did not want. But the orders from the white house were not to negotiate with the republicans. So all measures were squashed when they came up for vote.
the same occured with sequestering- a process signed into law by President Obama. An attempt was fielded multiple times to place a new law where he as president could have line action over how the sequestration was taking place. Because both democrats and republicans knew there were duplications in programs in the government that could be cut- and were not part of the sequestration act.
but again- no negotiation with the enemy -was the rallying cry from the white house
Posted in: Obama challenges U.S. Congress on inequality in State of the Union address
praackJan. 29, 2014 - 09:10PM JST
well interesting case, from Curacao, but flying on Japanese papers which is how he got out of the states with his celebrity status.
Domestic violence normally moves through the courts quickly, surprised he got such a big stay and was allowed out of the country.
but then usually you don't have a lot of expensive lawyers show up to the hearing
i would not be surprised if he looks his schedule and if no reason to go to the US just fails to show for the hearing
Posted in: Balentien apologizes in Japan for Florida arrest
praackJan. 26, 2014 - 01:14AM JST
OssanAmerican is correct, Japan would have preferred to remain the same, but China has continued it's march. you cannot expect to keep pushing the country.
china has acted like the bully in the play yard
but it still is a shame Japan will now change
Posted in: In India, Abe hopes to conclude Japan's first defense sale in 40 years
praackJan. 21, 2014 - 01:48AM JST
racist? hardly - nice nose though....
very Japanese commercial that no one in the west would understand - but i am ROFL
Posted in: ANA apologizes over racial stereotyping in new TV commercial
praackJan. 20, 2014 - 09:57AM JST
Whether the US Government supports fishing in this manner or not - does not have impact on Japan.
Whether the US decides an sea going mammal is more important than any other creature of the sea does not matter
in reality Whales were hunted almost to extinction - and the US had one of the largest fleets, so it was easy to put whales on a reserved fishing list and claim that the US had come to see the light- in reality there was no need to hunt whales anymore.
dolphins , well the US does not eat dolphin, if there was a market for them - the US would be in it.
She may have have a legacy but the kennedey days are long past- and i am tired of people dragging one out for a spin once in a while.
Posted in: U.S. envoy Kennedy tweets concern over Taiji dolphin hunt
praackJan. 18, 2014 - 09:26PM JST
History is interesting - I am really interested in what China has told it's people the cultural revolution was. millions dead from starvation from bad practices, millions more subjugated to ridicule and forced to work in menial jobs because of thier education.
oh wait- china has already said that Mao was doing great works so of course that has to be true
Posted in: China concerned at Japan's history textbook revisions
praackJan. 18, 2014 - 03:57PM JST
i cannot even begin to understand him, he lived in a time when to surrender was to shame himself and his family in the eyes of his Emperor and his Country. when even to admit defeat was bring shame.
many blew themselves up with grenades rather than do that
This was a time when the Emperor was still considered tennō - before the USA told the country otherwise.
today we call them fanatics but at the time they were just men who went to fight a war and believed
Posted in: Japanese WWII soldier who hid in Philippine jungle until 1974 dies
praackJan. 17, 2014 - 09:59PM JST
actually the focus here should not be on the gun culture- as this is a special case- a retired police captain. this man is almost next to god.
there is already a spin on this - the recommendations, the gun safety, next will come comments about how unstable the victim was.
this is a police shooting in the US- whether retired or not- the police do not want him in prison. i am doubting it will come to that.
Posted in: Retired cop kills moviegoer for texting in Florida theater
Mar. 09, 2014 - 04:05PM JST
I don't for a minute believe China are winning a Propaganda War with Japan.
Mar. 09, 2014 - 04:02PM JST
I'm pretty sure MOST of the Japanese citizens since the end of WWII generation have atoned.…
Posted in: China says Germans fine if their war atonement is compared to Japan
Remember the wreckage of the Air France flight that disappeared over the Atlantic en route from…
Posted in: Mystery over passenger IDs as search resumes for Malaysia Airlines plane
Mar. 09, 2014 - 04:01PM JST
JeffLee, so 14 years without a risk coming to fruition is good enough for you, and…
Posted in: Ex-BOJ official sees little risk of tax hike harming Japan recovery
Mar. 09, 2014 - 03:56PM JST
I heard they were friends of the family but are they doing something about this like…
Posted in: Japanese girl mauled by dogs in NZ was bitten 100 times