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    zichi

    Tinawatanabe

    The document states,

    Early in May of 1942 Japanese agents arrived in Korea for the purpose of enlisting Korean girls for "comfort service" in newly conquered Japanese territories in Southeast Asia. The nature of this "service" was not specified but it was assumed to be work connected with visiting the wounded in hospitals, rolling bandages, and generally making the soldiers happy. The inducement used by these agents was plenty of money, an opportunity to pay off the family debts, easy work, and the prospect of a new life in a new land, Singapore. On the basis of these false representations many girls enlisted for overseas duty and were rewarded with an advance of a few hundred yen.

    The 20 women interrogated at the Ledo Stockade, at the time of their recruitment didn't know they would become battlefield prostitutes.

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

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    zichi

    If countries are able to kill whales for research or whatever then it should be strictly for their domestic markets. The Fin whales killed by Iceland are not for their domestic market but for export to Japan.

    The Icelanders don't eat the flesh of Fin whales and in fact less than 5% even eat any whale flesh which is even lower than the Japan level of about 15%?

    In Iceland, more whale flesh is eaten by tourists than Icelanders believing its a culture or traditional thingy?

    Posted in: Nations square off at whaling conference

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    zichi

    CH3CHO

    Can you defend your story "the women should not be former prostitutes"?

    Sorry, can't remember were I read that now? But on reflection it makes sense since one of the main points for battlefield brothels was to reduced the level of sex diseases in the imperialist troops.

    There are a lot of JIA documents during WW2 that ianfu should be former prostitutes, in the historical materials collected by AWF.

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

    In addition, there are many ianfu who were indeed former prostitutes.

    That is correct and in the beginning the women used were firstly Japanese prostitutes and only after that did the the JIA turn to women from other countries. The JIA set different brothel rates according to the nationality of the women with the Japanese being the highest rate and Chinese the lowest.

    Is it just your imagination, or a new propaganda by some of those Korean activists?

    You have read enough of my previous posts to know I don't do that and I don't usually post from any Korean sites just to avoid the issues. But anyway, both Nazi Germany and Imperialist Japan used the system of battlefield brothels, which wasn't illegal in itself provided the women were willing and at least 18 years of age.

    That does not seem to be the case every time and the retraction of the Asahi articles does nothing to change the history of the events except the right-wingers and nationalists are using the opportunity to deny the whole Comfort Women story but they have always done that, haven't they?

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

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    zichi

    .......more sushi than science!

    Posted in: IWC meeting set for fiery debate over whaling

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    zichi

    I don't think so because many in the international community are aware of the efforts by some, the right-wingers and nationalists to revise Japan's wartime history making it the victim and not the aggressor. The retraction of the Comfort Women articles which turned out be based on a work of fiction by Seiji Yoshida, won't change the opinion and views about Japan during the period of its darkest history. It won't change the story about the Comfort Women with plenty of documentation and personal accounts of what happened.

    If PM Abe and the government cared about what the international community thought he would give up his efforts to revise the history and ensure the education books used in the schools contain accurate accounts of what happened. If the world could see the true remorse for the past then the retraction of the Asahi articles will have little affect.

    The people who suffered are the Japanese of today but the victims, and the tens of millions killed by Imperialist Japan.

    Posted in: It’s true that many people have suffered, and Japan’s honor has been stained in the international community because of the Asahi Shimbun’s erroneous reporting.

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    zichi

    Just read an article on a women, 98 years old, painter Kazuko Irie who still paints every day and is making her work for an exhibition in 2016, to celebrate her 100 years. In her words, "I'm just not ready to die!"

    Posted in: Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

  • 2

    zichi

    There are still hundreds, probably thousands, of companies paying their wages in cash. Cash is still a major player.

    Posted in: Company exec robbed of Y20 mil by three men

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    zichi

    I have tasted some excellent Japanese whisky but the problem with the good stuff is the price. I can now buy a 15 or 30 year old single malt for less than ¥15,000 when some of the best Japanese whisky is ¥50,000 plus and even see it for ¥100,000 for quite a small bottle?

    Posted in: Japanese whisky makers in high spirits as accolades pour in

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    zichi

    The mucus that lines a whale's blowhole can tell you a lot about the animal's health. Instead of killing the animal, a group have come up with a way of collecting the snot using drones, which are also called the Snot Bot. It hovers directly over the blowhole and gathers the snot using surgical sponges. The research group from the Olin College of Engineering, have been working on the Snot Bot for years and are now seeking permission from the Federal Aviation Commission to use it on real whales.

    Oh sorry thought this post was about whale researching? Wrong page wrong country???

    Posted in: IWC meeting set for fiery debate over whaling

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    SamuraiBlue

    People's words are not always translated in the proper meaning. Since you do not understand nor read Japanese how do you know the words are accurate?

    that's very presumptuous of you and had you followed me on this forum you would know that I've lived here for more than 20 years and I speak, read and write the language which I was doing even before I came here so please retract your insulting comment.

    Tinawatanabe

    Which documents do you refer to because there are just so many of some of which I've linked to already on this post?

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

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    SamuraiBlue

    Read the post, Nakasone was based at KURE, HIROSHIMA as a PAYMASTER.

    That might been so, explain why in 1978, Nakasone stated in his publication. that he had open a battlefield brothel for his 3,000 men? If anyone isn't telling the truth then it isn't me?

    And you still deny the wartime documents from the Japanese site, "Asian Women's Fund?"

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

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    Samurai Blue

    I quoted what Nakaone stated and not all people in the military navy are sea based, there are many land based crews too. If you have any issued with what Nakaone stated then take it up with him or just just continue with down voting honest comments!

    In 1978, Nakasone stated he had set up a war time brothel for his 3,000 troops so it does not actually matter where he was based when he did that. The fact remains, according to Nakasone, the military were once again involved in setting up battlefield brothels.

    Can't really understand why you and other deniers continue to have problems over that?

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

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    zichi

    Very sad to happen to someone who cared about other people, and the third one in recent weeks.

    Posted in: Video shows beheading of British aid worker

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    zichi

    While mobile payments in Japan have reached advanced levels, firstly there are many countries where the same level of secure services are not available. Apple does not manufacture products just for Japan, but for the world although Japanese companies benefit from total Apple sales, about 30% of Apple profits go to Japanese companies, which In turn means Japanese employee's and Japanese taxes paid.

    Apple Pay will take the payment method to another level much more secure than the use of credit cards which again the theft and misuse of cards in Japan is far less than in a country like America which losses $billions every single year and eventually the loss is passed on to all the honest customers.

    When I first came to live in Japan some 20+ years ago! it was very difficult to use a credit for paying and even today there are still too many times when only cash is accepted.

    Posted in: Apple a decade behind Japan on mobile payment curve

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    zichi

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

    You deniers of everything imperial military during WWII, state there is no evidence or documentation that the imperial military were involved in any way with the battlefield brothels other than being their only clients. I present secret wartime telegram from a site set up by the Japanese government, showing the involvement of the imperial military. I show that PM Nakasone stated while in the imperial military that he set up a battlefield brothel for his 3,000 troops and the deniers continue to deny? I guess thick is always thick?

    The deniers have been denying for so long they've forgotten why they denied in the first place. The denial was that the imperial military, or their appointed agents kidnapped women for the battlefield brothels which was sort of linked to the book published by Yoshida but the there's wartime documentation showing not all the so called battlefield prostitutes knew they would become one.

    Some of those deniers have even the said documentation to deny that and show just how well the women sex slaves were treated, but mostly abandoned by the wars end and the pimps all took off with their savings or wages or payments for sexual services provided, whichever way you want to call it.

    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.

    There seems to be no evidence that the imperial military financially benefited from the brothels but how many local commanders got their weekly brown envelopes?

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

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    zichi

    The link to the Asian Women's Fund, also states that the Japanese military requested 50 women for a battlefield brothel in Borneo. The military also selected the three agents who recruited the 50 women and took them to Borneo once issued the documentation by the military and transported on military ships along with troops. Some people continue to deny that the military were involved in the battlefield brothels and the prostitutes which serviced them? The Asian Women's Fund was set up by the Japanese and the website built by them too.

    Kind of wipes out the claims that the brothels were 100% private business? There's also the claim by PM Nakasone, that he set up a brothel for his troops when he served in the imperial military. Further military involvement.

    There is numerous documentation showing military involvement in almost very aspect of setting up the battlefield brothels and I don't understand why the deniers would have a problem with that since at the time prostitution was legal?

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

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    zichi

    Scottish soldiers and military personnel stationed in England or overseas will be unable to vote?

    Posted in: Scotland polls put 'No' camp ahead as Salmond hits out

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    zichi

    There's actual no requirement to have a family grave. our family grave at the foot of Mount Fuji is very simple with no big stones, just small indicators who the grave belongs to. Open grass field otherwise instead of the usual graveyard.

    We put my brother-in-law in there last year, alongside both of his parents.

    The remains of family are used in urns which could be kept at home, in gardens or even the garage and gotten out for memorial days. You could even make a digital grave online or DVD's about the life of the person. The bones could be ground up and made into jewellery. Or planted with a tree, we did that one with my father who was a cabinet maker so we planted his ashes with a cherry tree.

    Posted in: In Japan, grave times for the tombstone trade

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    zichi

    "A famous Japanese politician, who was a navy lieutenant in charge of accounting during the war, stated proudly in his reminiscences published in 1978, that he managed to set up a comfort house for 3,000 soldiers in his troop. Four years later he became Prime Minister, and when the Japanese government was critisized over the issue of comfort women, he repeatedly denied Japanese government's responsibility for the comfort women."

    That politician and prime minister was Yasuhiro Nakasone (96).

    Sometime between the end of February and the beginning of March 1942, the commander of the Taiwan Army received a message from the Southern Army General Command requesting "50 native comfort women, or as close to that number as possible, to be sent" to Borneo. The commander ordered the military police to conduct a survey and choose three agents. The three agents recruited the women and took them to Borneo.

    http://www.awf.or.jp/e1/facts-06.html

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

    "In regards to the Army Minister secret telegram No. 63, I would like to ask travel permission of the following three business managers who were chosen by our Military Police… as the Southern Army General Command had requested that 50 native comfort women, or as close to that number as possible, should be sent to the Island of Borneo. "

    In those days, if Taiwanese people disobeyed the Japanese military and police, they would be putting their lives at grave risk.

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

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    zichi

    Oh! that's very sad and serious and in the next ward to us!

    Posted in: 6-year-old girl missing in Kobe

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