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Nippon NationDec. 18, 2015 - 07:44PM JST
Finally some real news
Nippon NationMar. 10, 2015 - 05:22AM JST
This statement is what is problematic " Abe is preparing to issue a statement to mark the 70th anniversary of Japan’s defeat in World War Two, the legacy of which still plagues Tokyo’s ties with China."
No Prime Minister has ever made any statement regarding its own defeat, so why should Prime Minister Abe?
Chancellor Angela Merkel has never made such a statement before, so how can she come to Japan and ask Japan's Prime Minister to make such statement. When will Angela Merkel make such a similar headline?
"Merkel is preparing to issue a statement to mark the 70th anniversary of Germany's defeat in War, the legacy of which still plagues Munich and its ties with the Western world."
Where is the hypocrisy? Prime Minister Abe should not even offer a speech.
Posted in: Merkel reminds Japan to confront wartime past
Nippon NationNov. 16, 2013 - 08:52AM JST
Maybe he was too old for the bicycle.
Posted in: Cyclist in his 70s killed by train on crossing
Nippon NationNov. 15, 2013 - 08:26PM JST
@inkaRob << Equality and notions about "e pluribus unum" sound really good on paper, and for North American countries has partially worked. We have Obama to show for it. However, social equality has never been 100% successful, even with an "hafu" president. Employment rate still hovers at around 17% for African Americans, whereas whites make up less than 10% on that spectrum. Having social equality didn't work in this instance. Juxtapose that with Japan, a nation whose principles were founded on the Meiji Constitution; now defunct American mandated constitution which stipulates that all people have equal rights under the present-day Constitution. That includes universal suffrage for women and anti-discriminatory laws which are intended to protect all citizens. These constitutional guarantees are loosely enforced because most Japanese do not care. This is owing to the fact that the people simply do not have to care as long as the government doesn't care, because the letter of the law has no weight. In other words, how can you ask the Japanese to embrace,accept, and include hafu, quarter, and non pure blood into their social dynamic when only the Meiji system of governance is deeply rooted in their psyche??
Meiji Emperor separated the undesirables from mainstream society, even native Japanese people who had tattoos ( irezumi). This was designed to create a cohesive social dynamic that is still evident today as it was centuries ago.
Posted in: 'Hafu' tells story of Japan’s mixed-race minority and changing attitudes in society
Nippon NationNov. 15, 2013 - 05:01PM JST
Why can't "hafu" embrace their uniqueness in society without demanding society accept and embrace them as Japanese? You were born in Japan and probably speak Japanese, but that doesn't mean Japan has to change. You have to change and you have to accept that you will always be different. Japanese people tolerate different aspects of its society, but not embrace it. They simply do not have to. In order for Japan to embrace 'hafu' we'd have to embrace all peoples of the world regardless of their racial background. I do think that awareness is a positive step in the right direction, though. Well...on a case by case basis.
Nippon NationOct. 26, 2013 - 02:26PM JST
I would like to say that I have a direct hand in this, but that would not be true. A lot of what I have been preaching about for years has a lot to do with how reckless and irresponsible the Press has been in how it disseminates news. I thank the Japanese gods for this bill.
Nippon NationOct. 19, 2013 - 08:22PM JST
Hmm....I think if he focused more on the food instead of the interior decor, the whole set up would look more attractive.
Posted in: Grand opening -- Smokehouse by T.Y. Harbor Brewing
Nippon NationSep. 24, 2013 - 09:39AM JST
Is is not about racism!!!!
Posted in: 8 arrested in Tokyo after two groups clash over hate speech against Koreans
Nippon NationJun. 17, 2013 - 09:36PM JST
Discrimination is bad, but I don't believe the Zaitokukai supports the discrimination of non-Japanese. If Korean nationals are taking advantage of the system, then it needs to be investigated and dealt with. And Rights groups need to make this known through peaceful demonstration. Most of the readers here are overreacting to media hysteria.
Nippon NationMay. 21, 2013 - 05:24PM JST
ProbieMay. 21, 2013 - 03:02PM JST
There's a big difference between using prostitutes during a war, and an organized system of sex slavery.
Hashimoto is a nationalistic idiot who should be removed from power straight away. Comments such as he has been making only cause problems. His constant whining about his comments being misunderstood are obviously BS because he just keeps on making them.
In any other first world country, he would have been removed from office or made to resign.
He is making Japan look bad, and feeding the rabid nationalists in China and South Korea.
Get rid of him.
What do you consider a first world country? You mean Anglo Saxon countries?
Sex slavery and prostitution were both initiated by first world countries, this is why they also have laws condemning them. A Japanese politician who is outspoken, as long as his comments are not racist and sexist, and that they don't incite violence should be heard, listened to, and accepted as good discourse and healthy debate.
Posted in: Hashimoto says S Korean troops guilty of wartime sex abuse
Nippon NationMay. 03, 2013 - 03:45PM JST
I wonder how the blossoms are coming along.
Posted in: Snow falls in Hokkaido as cold spring continues across Japan
Nippon NationMay. 02, 2013 - 11:19AM JST
＠＜＜riffraff said: they have the memory of two bright flashes of light that destroyed two cities in the blink of an eye. A lesson well learned.
What lesson well learned?
Posted in: China says U.S. should be concerned about Japanese nationalism
Nippon NationApr. 29, 2013 - 12:13PM JST
Mr. Putin is a clever guy. I think he's interested in developing the islands, and this may be why he's in negotiations with Mr. Abe. It's a way to redirect revenue so that Russia doesn't have to pay to make the place more profitable. If Mr. Putin makes concessions by allowing Japanese venture capitalist to come in and develop the place then this could become a huge draw for both countries. So it's not about the energy per se. Mr. Putin keeps his enemies close for a good reason.
Posted in: Abe arrives in Moscow for first top-level Russia visit in a decade
Nippon NationMar. 14, 2013 - 06:29PM JST
Wise move on the part of the Catholic church. A man who has a long history working with the poor deserves the Papacy. The truest work of God comes from serving others, not pushing for gay agendas and other government reform. Church should stay out of politics and big institutions. The work of the lord is the job of the Pope. This is a great man of God.
Posted in: Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope Francis
Nippon NationFeb. 20, 2013 - 10:09AM JST
Posted in: Japan expert, writer Donald Richie dies at 88
Nippon NationFeb. 01, 2013 - 02:45PM JST
The way this article was written makes the whole story seem one-sided. Why and how were they in the same room? Whose room was it? Sure. "No" means "no," but how are we to know given the evidence so far?
Uchishiba claims it was consensual, the lady claims it was rape.
Posted in: Olympic judo gold medalist Uchishiba gets 5 years for rape
Nippon NationJan. 02, 2013 - 09:18AM JST
Good on Abe!
Posted in: Abe wants to replace landmark 1995 war apology
Nippon NationDec. 28, 2012 - 01:55PM JST
Operational Tomodachi - For starters, the Japanese didn't ask for your assistance in the clean-up effort, you offered it with no strings attached and was made aware of radiation levels. Whether radiations levels were high or low has no relevance because you exposed yourselves willingly and had full knowledge of the risk before you engaged - uninvited.
Throw this case to the dogs!
Posted in: 8 U.S. sailors sue Japanese gov't, TEPCO for lying about radiation
Nippon NationDec. 27, 2012 - 09:39PM JST
@zichi<< Good point. I have gone back and forth with the reporter on this story, and I have admonished her to do a better job of reporting on the recovery effort, not this fear baiting. All she's doing is fueling the hysteria that is causing discrimination. I wish JT would properly vet their stories before publishing them.
Posted in: Fukushima residents find new homes in Okinawa
Nippon NationDec. 27, 2012 - 06:33AM JST
The OP, and Stephan Jez, and to the editors of this paper. The residence of Fukushima are not leaving. If anything, this is a temporary displacement. The media has done a pitiful job of portraying the events in Fukushima and the lies and misrepresentation has to stop. Just because a few Fukushima residents get their faces on the paper and decry what's happening doesn't mean that there is a real radiation problem. It is faulty logic. Do not portray Fukushima in this way. It is just bad press filled with slippery slope analogies.
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