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tomokiAug. 10, 2014 - 08:34AM JST
Japan can be more peaceful when it stays away from Koreans
Posted in: Japan, S Korean FMs vow further talks after rare meeting
tomokiDec. 29, 2013 - 03:46PM JST
GJ PM Abe. Many Japanese have been waiting for his visit at Yasukuni. He should go there daily if he would like. He should be considered as the best prime minister we have had after the war.
Posted in: Abe bets U.S. alliance, ratings can weather Yasukuni visit
tomokiJun. 24, 2013 - 01:00PM JST
I am so happy to see the demise of JDP. They have done so much damage to the Japanese society.
Posted in: LDP wins landslide victory in Tokyo elections
tomokiFeb. 05, 2013 - 05:22AM JST
Todd TopolskiFeb. 04, 2013 - 10:03AM JST
It's very good to hear such a sensible comment about the sate of Japan as a nation and the positive outlook about the future partnership between Japan and the US. I can't think of anyone including the "rightest wing" conservative politicians or their supporters, who are talking about the military invasion into any other nations. Their concerns are self-protection to defend itself from other countries, their invasion into Japan in many forms. At this point however the majority of Japanese, I think, have not yet paid attention to such realities.
Posted in: Abe says he intends to change constitution
tomokiJan. 30, 2013 - 12:15PM JST
I think the issue is honesty. There is so much lies and dishonesty about the facts about the war. I hope the U.S., China and Korea can face the facts about the war as much as Japan should.
Posted in: Gov't to review statements on wartime history, revise textbook guidelines
tomokiJan. 29, 2013 - 11:43PM JST
It's funny that they are now concerned about Japan's military expense, whereas they seem oblivious to other nations' concern about their own. My impression is that China wants war but wants to present themselves as a victim while provoking Japan to defend itself and hoping to overreact to their subtle or not very subtle instigation.
Posted in: China concerned by Japan's move to boost military
tomokiJan. 29, 2013 - 11:34PM JST
I thought China has been engaging in "Unrestricted Warfare" already and their "vital" interest is to control the island at any cost.
Posted in: China, Japan scholars seek way out in islands dispute
tomokiJan. 20, 2013 - 03:43PM JST
Japan needs US until it changes the constitution to own its own full-fledged military. After that Japan can defend itself from China. Meantime China will have more problem domestically and I wonder if Communists government can survive the war both internal and external with Japan as well as the withdrawal of foreign capitals out of the country.
Posted in: U.S. position on island dispute a betrayal: China
tomokiDec. 18, 2012 - 03:51PM JST
I am amazed by the "autopilot" of people here to attack Abe with little knowledge of his actual policies. He is conservative but not R wing. His economic policies are not so different from those of many European countries or US. He is not pro-TPP or Pro tax hike as long as the Japanese economy stays deflationary
Posted in: Abe, Obama discuss importance of alliance
tomokiDec. 15, 2012 - 04:03PM JST
Americans can not be the objective third party observer to judge if the Japanese views of the war against China or the relationship with Koreas. Obviously Americans have their own agenda to see the rightfulness of their own engagement in WWII, including the usage of A-bomb and air raids throughout Japan. From Japanese point of view, we are not denying the facts or not willing to apologize for what actually happened; but when the facts were clearly concocted by someone as "truth", how can you apologize for them.
Posted in: Japan has apologized for waging aggressive war and oppressing its neighbors, but those apologies have fumbling and awkward, and often been undercut by revisionist statements from senior politicians.
tomokiDec. 15, 2012 - 03:48PM JST
Abe is the only politician who is offering the comprehensive policies for the future of Japan. He is touching the heart of both young and old alike. His economic policies are very aggressive in terms of easing the money supply and public investment. I believe his diplomacy will be active by nurturing closer relationships with countries such as India, Vietnam, Philipines, etc and will be more tactful and assertive with China and Koreas. He is good for japan and probably not so much for a few other counties.
Posted in: Shinzo Abe: Comeback kid with conservative agenda
tomokiDec. 11, 2012 - 04:46AM JST
Evidence documenting sex-slave coercion revealed
Abe's point is that there was official policy against such behavior and when this happened the people involved was persecuted by the Japanese military.
Posted in: Taiwan urges Japan to apologize over sex slaves
tomokiDec. 08, 2012 - 10:35AM JST
What a hype! They are just fringe groups of conservative movement. They are completely harmless.
Posted in: Police see rise in membership of extremist groups
tomokiDec. 08, 2012 - 02:07AM JST
Japanese society is moving toward conservatism after the 67 years of liberalization and Americanization after WWII. Nationalism is just an aspect of it. As far as China and Korea go, they tried to be on the side of US, victor of war which defeated japan. Japanese never felt that it lost the war against China and fought against Korea. Japanese are getting tired of apologizing, not for the facts of what Japan did but the so call facts seemingly concocted by Koreans and Chinese. Obviously there are disagreement about what "facts" are. Many Japanese also feels that their perception is correct, knowing that some of the facts such as Nankin incident or "sex slave", etc were initially stories created by the left wing Japanese, ourselves.
Posted in: Nationalism gains ground in election campaign
tomokiDec. 03, 2012 - 02:36AM JST
Shimazaki-san summarized the sentiment held by many Japanese today. Assuming that most of the people here are non-Japanese, I am impressed to see how little understanding people here seem to have. LDP is offering significant changes with their policies, to stimulate the Japanese economy, focusing on the expansion of domestic economy as well as international trade by easing Yen. Koizumi days are all in the past.
Posted in: Despite 2011 disaster, pro-nuclear LDP favored to win power
tomokiDec. 02, 2012 - 03:34PM JST
As someone mentioned above, many of Japanese are getting tired of the biased reporting done by the Japanese media, including this article, and how the media (newspapers, TV) and education systems have been hijacked by the Left-wind activists, including the current members of administration, who have started their career as student activists during 60s and later. This issue is very complicated and it is just a beginning.
tomokiNov. 30, 2012 - 03:20PM JST
LDP is leading way ahead of other party. Question is whether or not they can get over 50% alone. It is interesting to see how young generation is supporting LDP, which was unthinkable a few decades ago.
Posted in: Opposition LDP remains election favorite - poll
tomokiNov. 01, 2012 - 01:10AM JST
I wonder how much money Korea spent for this. IOC is so corrupt.
Posted in: South Korean protest player finally gets Olympic soccer medal
tomokiOct. 27, 2012 - 02:58PM JST
Chinese are so sneaky to do their best to look like they are the victims. Japan is forced to make the countermeasures to fend off the Chinese aggression here. They are the aggressor and not the victim.
Posted in: China warns of strong measures in Japan island spat
tomokiOct. 24, 2012 - 11:08AM JST
We have enough comedians making fool of themselves on TV. Too many of them and I think people are tired of seeing the on TV. I don't enjoy watching another fool making fun of himself.
Posted in: Japan's indifference to 'Gangnam Style' riles S Korea
Apr. 28, 2015 - 03:45PM JST
Another important aspect to me regarding scalping is whether the profits are being reported as income…
Posted in: Scalper arrested after selling McCartney concert ticket for Y80,000
Apr. 28, 2015 - 03:44PM JST
I wrote this comment on Abe Shinzo piece in Bloomberg:
Fact number one: Japan ranks near…
Posted in: Abe tells Harvard he's trying to improve status of women in Japan
Apr. 28, 2015 - 03:43PM JST
I will be stealing that. Good post LFR. As usual. Pretty damned consistent of…
Posted in: Riot erupts in Baltimore after funeral for man injured in police custody
This is racist and snobbish. Country of origin and language proficiency are not related.
Posted in: Michelin-star sushi restaurant in Tokyo defends foreigner rules
Apr. 28, 2015 - 03:42PM JST
Bring peace to the world.
Posted in: Abe hails Japanese Holocaust hero Sugihara