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Japan will lose face again, happens every time they interact with other countries.

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What a joke.

Extort money yet again from the Japanese government for an issue that Japan has officially and formally compensated and apologized to the comfort women for before, twice.

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Korea Government got their own problems Google South Korea Cook Clean and Stay Attractive

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The Seoul Central District Court ordered the Japanese government to pay 100 million won ($91,000) each to 12 former comfort women as they had demanded,

Of 12 former comfort women, 6 have already received money from the fund under the 2015 agreement. Besides, about half of the fund money or 5000 million yen has gone missing and unreported. The activist leader has been charged of embezzlement. The comfort women "business" turns out to be full of corruption. Japan should stay away from criminals.

「慰安婦への賠償命令」で持ち上がる、日本拠出「5億円」の行方と支援金の「二重取り」疑惑

https://www.dailyshincho.jp/article/2021/01140559/?all=1&page=1

23 ( +35 / -12 )

The world is beyond sick and tired of Korea bullying Japan endlessly. There is no doubt the US stands with Japan and is losing patience with SK.

Moon - overrule that biased ruling or risk crippling economic and visa sanctions on your nation.

22 ( +38 / -16 )

At this point unless South Korea joins the list of responsible nations which respect and recognize ICJ jurisdiction and rulings, Japan should not even attempt to resolve the CW issue without the United States as an Arbiter. It was the U.S. that pressured South Korea to resolve the issue leading to the 2015 CW Agreement, which Moon ripped up. Only if South Korea understands that it will be held responsible for holding to any Agreement by the U.S. will they actually abide by it. Any agreements directly and only with Japan mean nothing to South Korea as they have proven.

It is now imperative that the US to take a firm position on this as the rising confrontation with China calls for South Korea to either affirm or dissolve it's current participation in the US-JPN-SK military alliance.

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Japan considers various options against S Korea 'comfort women' ruling

Shouldn’t option #1 be a heartfelt apology?

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Japan considers various options against S Korea 'comfort women' ruling

rather than admit decades ago the mass government sanctioned rape of thousands. Japan should consider its actions and feel accountable. If you can't face the truth you can't face the future.

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@Asiaman7

They have already done that https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_war_apology_statements_issued_by_Japan

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JamesToday 08:39 am JST

@Asiaman7

They have already done that https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_war_apology_statements_issued_by_Japan

Come on, anybody who lived in japan for more than a couple of weeks knows the real feeling of the Japaneses on the subject, all of it caused by the constant revisionism going on in Japan.

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Japan Don't deal with this any longer. Ignore completely these sick people at courts and bunch of liars and crooks disguised as so called victims and human rights group. SK is not even worth taking to ICJ. Just be ready to cut all ties for the cases this sick nation touches Japanese assets

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According to the attached article, 16% of Korean households in Japan receives pubic livelihood assistance. I think that some angry Japanese may request reduction of it, unfortunately. Although its realization is very low, they may insist Japan has been paying too much money to Koreans.

https://yomidr.yomiuri.co.jp/article/20161221-OYTET50036/

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@Eppee

Come on, anybody who lived in japan for more than a couple of weeks knows the real feeling of the Japaneses on the subject, all of it caused by the constant revisionism going on in Japan.

Yes my Japanese wife reminds me of it everytime I bring up the subject. It is done Japan has apologised and paid out reparations both in 1965 where South Korea agreed to use money set aside by Japan to cover compensation, and by the The Asian Women's Fund South Korea is just wanting more money.

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oldman_13Today  07:26 am JST

What a joke.

Extort money yet again from the Japanese government for an issue that Japan has officially and formally compensated and apologized to the comfort women for before, twice.

Yeah, right, as if South Korea needs money from anyone. I think you need to look more deeply to understand the issues.

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Feel free to read that "super-important" agreement the Japanese are talking about. You'll see is not agreeing anything at all, just a waste of paper.

Treaty on Basic Relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Treaty_on_Basic_Relations_between_Japan_and_the_Republic_of_Korea

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Shouldn’t option #1 be a heartfelt apology?

As others have mentioned the "official" apology has been made, but the recognition and education of society are what is missing. If Japan offered to put a memorial up and added some education in junior high school textbooks that would be accepted as "payment", but we know how welcome the government is to this idea. Until Japan does more to recognize the past related to Korea, an official apology does not have value to both people in Japan and Korea. The government seems to address their own wartime era mentality on this subject and not empathy for history.

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The Foreign Ministry mispelled the word 'sex slave' again. Japan may have compensated South Korea but stop sugar coating it to make it seem less horrible. Those poor women were sex slaves. Full stop.

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If the ROK cared for helping the surviving women, they would have not ordered the $10 million Japanese foundation shut down years ago. --which is an extremely generous amount for a few people in their 90's!

Because of course this has NOTHING to do with those women and everything to do with the Moon regime's rabid, endless push to humiliate, punish, and dominate Japan.

Note the amount ordered by the ROK cangaroo court now is far lower than the foundation was years ago, not to mention there were more women alive to benefit than now!

Because of course the purpose of the lawsuit is to ESTABLISH LEGAL PRECEDENT: once Japan concedes to that that's when the real lawsuits would avalanche Japan into oblivion! The floodgate would extend to demanding compensation for endless claims till Japan spent her entire GDP to enrich the Moon cronies and made Japan destitute.

A note on the law to the Moon gangsters: if the court of a nation could convict another nation state to pay compensation the floodgates of the world would open to endless demands. Poland suing Russia and Germany, Hungary demanding compensation from Turkey, Spain suing Morocco for the Moorish conquests...

STOP THIS IDIOCY AND REMOVE THE MOON GANG FROM POWER!

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The IDIOT Moon thought that if the 2 Koreas were reunited, he is still the leader. Well, Kim will gladly kick his ass which by the way is best because instead of Japan dealing with 2 lunatics, it leaves into one.

US should withdraw their troops. It's not worth defending a nation that acts like a communist and think like a communist. "Respect A Treaty, Respect An Agreement Of Settlement."

8 ( +24 / -16 )

The correct option when in an abusive relationship, as ever, is to disengage. Pull up the drawbridge to Moon and the loons across the Sea of Japan (not East Sea).

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At an LDP meeting on Tuesday, the lawmakers said the government should take Seoul to the International Court of Justice or delay installing its new ambassador to South Korea, Koichi Aiboshi.

Yep...delay the ambassador, that will show them.

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At an LDP meeting on Tuesday, the lawmakers said the government should take Seoul to the International Court of Justice.

Do it. Lets see South Korea end up with egg on its face.

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The fact that South Korea is demanding more money after dissolving the comfort women fund that Japan funded and embezzling money meant for the comfort women shows a utter lack of sincerity. 

South Koreans are only concerned with victimizing themselves. They are the only people who will set themselves on fire at protests, refuse to refuel Japanese cars, and try to put stickers in classrooms saying “This device was made by a war criminal”. When I was a child, my own parents and grandparents constantly reminded me what Japan did as if it happened yesterday instead of seventy years ago. 

Instead of fixing its own people, the country is indoctrining them to believe they are owed something. The hypocrisy makes me ashamed to be Korean.

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What Japan did to innocent Korean AND Japanese women under the leadership of two generations of pure unalloyed psychopathic leaders was as heinous as Auschwitz in its own way, a mass RAPE of unimaginable proportions, a crime that few Human minds could imagine, much less, as we see here, understand. What is lacking in this entire adventure in denial is any indication whatsoever that Japan is actually SORRY for their previous inhuman treatment of these people and the hostility which arises in this issue from the Japanese side ALMOST makes one believe that, given the circumstances, Japan would behave exactly as it has in the past. I DO NOT WANT TO BELIEVE THIS, but Japan's responses are NOT those of a repentant individual ashamed of a grievous sin but of a damaged child fussing and denying and lashing out defensively because it knows the truth but cannot face it. There is NO forgiving here. There cannot be forgiving here. But there can be self-honesty and acceptance that, given what was taken from these shattered young women, NOTHING can be enough to compensate them. All that current Japanese leadership seems able to do is make current Japan look like it hankers back to Imperial Japan. Nihon, you can do better here.

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@bokudaToday  09:39 am JST

Feel free to read that "super-important" agreement the Japanese are talking about. You'll see is not agreeing anything at all, just a waste of paper.

Treaty on Basic Relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Treaty_on_Basic_Relations_between_Japan_and_the_Republic_of_Korea

Here comes your imperative post:

1st.- The people that signed the document are a bunch of nobodies. They had no authority whatsoever.

2nd.- it's a bunch of good intentions written on paper, there's nothing that can stand on a court of law.

Here was my imperative answer:

Last time I checked, Constitutions are written on paper, birth certificates are written on papers too.

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South Korea is still harassing Japan for its war crimes, yet they'll threaten to pull out of GSOMIA and put millions of lives at risk of nuclear war. They can't forgive Japan for what happened last century, yet they already forgot the time North Korea killed and burned a South Korean diplomat last year.

They need to get over the past and focus on the present.

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See the pattern here:

UN convicts Japanese MOJ - UN is bad.

Korea convicts Japan government - Korea is bad.

COVID19 spreads - foregeigners are bad.

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At an LDP meeting on Tuesday, the lawmakers said the government should take Seoul to the International Court of Justice or delay installing its new ambassador to South Korea, Koichi Aiboshi.

This is a typical Japanese bluffing response. They always CONSIDER going to the ICJ, but they never do. If you know the reasons, you are certainly as smart as the Japanese governmental officials.

https://youtu.be/XlZiD0Sua2A (in Japanese)

https://youtu.be/LB3xsKcMZXU (with Korean subtitle)

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"Japan urges South Korea to take appropriate action to correct this violation of international law..." Wasn't it actually Japan that violated international law by occupying Korea?

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"What Japan did to innocent Korean and Japanese women..." and in China, Burma, the Philippines. Indonesia and elsewhere does not hold a candle to what the Nazis carried out in Hitler's name, the genocide of a group based on its religion. Japan did not systematically kill 6 million Jews; Germany did.

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I think Korean apologists here are having a real warpage of priorities. At this point, whether the Japanese are "sincere" enough in their apologies or what the Japanese may or may not have done in the past is less important than the key issue. Do you really think it is OK for a country to try and extort what they failed to win at the negotiating table by having their courts unilaterally declare a win?

@SJToday 11:55 am JST

Remember the basics. First, why would "Japanese government officials" say anything fatal to their side's position? Second, if you are talking about the extinguishment or not of rights, Japan's position is that it is non-justiciable (this complies it with the treaty) but a natural obligation may remain. This is done because without that reservation, it would actually be legally impossible to "volunteer" compensation. In law, legal compensation requires an obligation. Compensation gained without an obligation is Unjust Enrichment. The basic rules on this are actually similar between all those countries using the German Pandectic system of civil law, which includes both Japan, Korea and of course, Germany.

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Japan has repeatedly apologized and paid for its war crimes, but South Korea has backtracked from every agreement it made and still demands money. By now I'm convinced Korea has no intention of reconciling with Japan.

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That’s quite a huge list of “consideration” on the table lately.

-10 ( +2 / -12 )

"Do you really think it is OK for a country to try and extort what they failed to win at the negotiating table by having their courts unilaterally declare a win?"

That's exactly what the remnants of the US Confederacy have been doing since 1860, and what Trump did for 2 months after he lost the election. It led Trump's lynch mob of latter-day confederates and white nationalists to storm the Capitol building.

-7 ( +7 / -14 )

What Japan did to Korea is far worse than what Korea is doing to Japan now.

Two wrongs don't make a right of course, but why should Japan get away with their appalling behaviour? Japan was an obscene bully.

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By now I'm convinced Korea has no intention of reconciling with Japan.

The Korean government does not care about reconciling or the comfort women. It dissolved the comfort women fund that Japan created, and the leader of an activist group was arrested for embezzling money meant for the comfort women.

South Korea's only priority is maintaining their grudge against Japan and victimizing themselves. Look up the pictures of Japan being nuked that were drawn by children and displayed in a train station. Or the people who broke into the Japanese embassy, drove a car through the Japanese embassy, or harassed a US diplomat for having a moustache similar to a Japanese general's.

And South Korea accuses Japan of being insincere.

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What Japan did to Korea is far worse than what Korea is doing to Japan now.

What Japan did happened more than seventy years ago, and has been compensated for multiple times.

Meanwhile, North Korea bombed an island ten years ago and fired multiple missiles over Japan, and South Koreans view Kim Jong Un, a dictator who jailed entire families and executed people in public, in a more favorable light than Abe. Not to mention almost half of South Korea would support North Korea in a war against Japan.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/11/08/national/politics-diplomacy/nearly-half-south-koreans-back-north-vs-japan/

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@expatToday  11:59 am JST

Wasn't it actually Japan that violated international law by occupying Korea?

There is a distinction between occupying and colonizing. S. Korea was colonized without a battle. Like Britain colonizing Australia and US colonizing Hawaii.

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Just saying

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What Japan did to Korea is far worse than what Korea is doing to Japan now.

This type of collective punishment and vindictiveness is dangerous dude, you're advocating Japanese people today (who mostly weren't even alive during WW2) be punished and abused for abuses that occurred 80 years ago. A very dangerous path

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S. Korea merely wanted all the sitting PM of Japan to apologize and or pay retributions. In 1993 and 1995 Kono and Murayama gave a statement respectively but regarded as expressions of those leaders’ personal feelings, and thus not official government apologies .This drags on until the administration of PM Abe. In 2015 PM Abe expressed his “most sincere apologies and remorse” as Prime Minister of Japan. Prior to that,  then-ROK president Kim Dae-jung promised to his Japanese counterpart Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi that Kim’s successor would not resurrect the history issue with Japan again if Japan apologized, but the promise was not kept when Roh Moo-hyung succeeded Kim.

Fast forward to present on Prime Minister Suga's watch comes another claim.

S. Korean PM Moon is delirious, the result of socializing with NK Kim and Trump. They all share a same thoughts.

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@Kazuaki ShimazakiToday  12:24 pm JST

Remember the basics. First, why would "Japanese government officials" say anything fatal to their side's position? Second, if you are talking about the extinguishment or not of rights, Japan's position is that it is non-justiciable (this complies it with the treaty) but a natural obligation may remain. This is done because without that reservation, it would actually be legally impossible to "volunteer" compensation. In law, legal compensation requires an obligation. Compensation gained without an obligation is Unjust Enrichment. The basic rules on this are actually similar between all those countries using the German Pandectic system of civil law, which includes both Japan, Korea and of course, Germany.

You seem to be intelligent enough to understand the issue far better than most Japanese here. Yes. Basically, it is a purely legal issue, but the Japanese government politicizes it by protesting against the S. Korean government. S. Korea or other countries seldom protest against a verdict of a court in any other country. Japan should learn from the past that politicizing every issue on S. Korea actually harmed their interest. A good example is a recent fiasco regarding the comfort women statue in Berlin. I suspect that they intentionally politicize it to boost the support of the right-wing Japanese.

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Those women will never see their money when they were alive. Group of some peoples is playing politic games with those unfortunate women. They are not helping them and they are using those women.

Japan had already paid to S. Korean Government. S. Korean Government was responsible for to compensate those women. If you want to know the truth about those comfort women and then you should find the US military report on Google.

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A divided East Asia is a big win for China-Russia and the American military-industrial complex.

Japanese LDP cronies, Nihonjinron believers, and Japanese ultranationalists are too foolish to see that.

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There is a distinction between occupying and colonizing. S. Korea was colonized without a battle. Like Britain colonizing Australia and US colonizing Hawaii.

Umm... No. Korean peninsula was annexed and they wanted it

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CrickyToday  08:33 am JST

Japan considers various options against S Korea 'comfort women' ruling

rather than admit decades ago the mass government sanctioned rape of thousands. Japan should consider its actions and feel accountable. If you can't face the truth you can't face the future.

The only nation that refuses to face the truth is South Korea. Why else would they prosecute South Korean scholars who do not agree with the "200,000 girls kidnapped" false narrative in court? Why else would they teach anti-Japan sentiment in schools to perpetuate hate? Nobody in Japan who agrees with the South Korean narrative is prosecuted in court.

In my country a bunch of low-intellect individuals believe a big lie, and they are prepared to start a civil war over it. What South Korea is doing is dangerous. If enough believe the lie they can become violent.

https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Japan-South-Korea-rift/South-Korean-bestseller-attacking-anti-Japan-tribalism-stirs-debate

https://japan-forward.com/book-review-anti-japan-tribalism-the-root-of-the-japan-korea-crisis-by-lee-young-hoon-and-others/

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There is a distinction between occupying and colonizing. S. Korea was colonized without a battle. Like Britain colonizing Australia and US colonizing Hawaii.

Umm... No. Korean peninsula was annexed and they wanted it

I mean.. if you don't agree, try a bit more to read 3rd parties' history lessons. Or, THINK how come SK has been Witch hunting pro-Japan Chinilpas and their descendants this much. They existed and wanted it, and made it happen, which SK regrets so much as bearing these sick people.

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It would be 'wise' to simply accept the ruling, as the facts are not in question. Japan, impressed women into sexual slavery. There is no offsetting factor or factors. The nature of that crime is pure evil. A conservative government, that tends to right-wing policies, challenges the findings of crimes against humanity aka war crimes, and its perpetrators aka war criminals, bespeaks of an inability to 'realize the truth'. Not surprising.

To provide context:

In October 2006, Prime Minister Shinzō Abe's apology was followed on the same day by a group of 80 Japanese lawmakers' visit to the Yasukuni Shrine which enshrines more than 1,000 convicted war criminals.

Two years after the apology, Shinzo Abe also denied that the Imperial Japanese military had forced comfort women into sexual slavery during World War II.

 In addition, Prime Minister Abe claimed that the Class A war criminals "are not war criminals under the laws of Japan". He also cast doubt on Murayama apology by saying, "The Abe Cabinet is not necessarily keeping to it" and by questioning the definition used in the apology by saying, "There is no definitive answer either in academia or in the international community on what constitutes aggression. Things that happen between countries appear different depending on which side you're looking from.

2015, in response to the joint announcement by Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se to “finally and irreversibly” resolve the “comfort women” issue, some of the 46 remaining survivors expressed their discontent over the agreement. “It seems neither government cares about the victims. I don't count what they have agreed today. What we want is not monetary compensation but a legal one. We don’t want money. Those who commit crimes must take official, legal responsibility. I will fight until the day I die,” said survivor Lee Yong-soo.

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Japan should solve their legal disputes in legal channel rather than kicking up a political storm to intimidate her neighbour!

Japan seems still living in imperialist-era with arrogance behaviour and without respect to a lawful ruling!

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1.) Japanese should never deny that the comfort women thing happened. It has been well documented. Likewise, Japanese should stop complaining about statues and monuments to the former comfort women. Doing so makes Japan look petty.

2.) Japan has already apologized for, and paid damages to, the former comfort women. Apparently the South Korean government redirected much of the money to other causes, instead of to the women it was intended for. Besides which, how many of them are still alive? Japan could probably afford to cut a check to each of the individuals still alive, and take away some ammunition of those using this issue for their own benefit.

-10 ( +3 / -13 )

Umm... No. Korean peninsula was annexed and they wanted it

I mean.. if you don't agree, try a bit more to read 3rd parties' history lessons. Or, THINK how come SK has been Witch hunting pro-Japan Chinilpas and their descendants this much. They existed and wanted it, and made it happen, which SK regrets so much as bearing these sick people.

Spot-on. They should hunt their own. Look, this thing has been dragging for nearly a century. I don't know how many of these so called Comfort Women are still alive today but the perpetrators are all turned to dust now, Showa is dead and the president Park Geun-hye of South Korea who is the architect of the 2015 Agreement is in prison. It's like a dog chasing its own tail.

“We are not craving for money,” said Lee Yong-soo, 94, one of the women. “What we demand is that Japan make official reparations for the crime it had committed.”

So what are we discussing here, to some extent turning into arguments is this:

The Seoul Central District Court ordered the Japanese government to pay 100 million won ($91,000) each to 12 former comfort women as they had demanded. If 100 million won each is not called money, then the compensations during 1965 and 2015 were not money either?

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@Fighto!

There is no doubt the US stands with Japan and is losing patience with SK.

https://www.jurist.org/news/2007/07/us-house-passes-resolution-calling-for/

No US doesn't, especially not the Democrats. It's the Republicans who are pragmatic, while the Democrats are pro-Korea.

US House passes resolution calling for Japan apology on WWII ‘comfort women’

Leslie Schulman

JULY 30, 2007 07:46:00 PM

The US House of Representatives Monday approved a non-binding resolution [HR 121 materials; press release], asking Japan to formally apologize for enslaving hundreds of thousands of women in East Asia and the Pacific to serve as "comfort women" for the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The resolution was introduced in January by Rep. Michael Honda (D-CA) and over 160 lawmakers, but has received criticism from Japanese Ambassador to the US Ryozo Kato.

@Coffee

The fact that South Korea is demanding more money after dissolving the comfort women fund that Japan funded 

The money Japan paid is still held in an escrow account addressed to Japanese government which Japanese government refused to take back.

The judgement will most likely be paid from this money in the escrow account, as it is in Japanese government's name anyway. 

@Bungle

The correct option when in an abusive relationship, as ever, is to disengage. Pull up the drawbridge to Moon and the loons across the Sea of Japan (not East Sea).

Well, the official name of the sea by IHO is "18th Sea" now. Sea of Japan has been retired from IHO use and IHO will not speak that name again.

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South Korea is not part of Quad Alliance, leaving all the burden in East Asia to America and Japan to balance China.

-South Korea received over 50 apologies.

-South Korea received compensation multiple times.

-South Korea the only Asian country to receive this much! No other Asian country got even half of what S. Korea got! It's Not even all of Korea. We keep giving to South all the time! Rich South Korea!

-Under the Moon administration, both the 1965 aggrement and the 2015 aggrement are out the window!

Ways to get South Korea back in line!!!

1.MORE MATERIALS to the list added, the Korean was feeling the pressure, why did you stop?

2.South Korean companies should be a target in Japan. Just like Japanese companies have become a target in S. Korea.

3.Schools for Koreans only in Japan should be closed down! They encourage Anti-Japan sentiments and propaganda!

4.Make it clear to America, if S. Korea is not in line, doesn't hold the agreements with Japan, there will be consequences for Koreas security and defense.

5.Tax any income being sent to South Korea or North Korea.

6.Can we send some Koreans back home? The Criminals? The ones who break the law? Send a few thousand back, and their government will get the message.

7.Educate and tell the rest of Japan the agreements signed with South Korea, the payments made, the amount of apologies given. How South Korea accepts the deal today, and tomorrow their not happy. Wants more money and a new apology.

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@ReasonandWisdomNippon

South Korea is not part of Quad Alliance, leaving all the burden in East Asia to America and Japan to balance China.

What do you think QUAD does? Let me ask you this question, will India and Australia come to Japan's aid when Japan and China go to war over the Diaoyu Islands? Will Japan send SDF troops to India during the next border clashes in the Himalayas?

Of course not. QUAD is an informal association, not a formal military alliance like NATO.

MORE MATERIALS to the list added, the Korean was feeling the pressure, why did you stop?

There is nothing more to be added. If you add materials, it means more Japanese companies are forced to flee Japan and move to Korea. Japan included the materials Japan thought was most damaging to Korea, and Korea came out unscathed to the dismay of Abe administration.

3.Schools for Koreans only in Japan should be closed down! They encourage Anti-Japan sentiments and propaganda!

There are no ROK affiliated Koreans only schools in Japan; all ROK affiliated schools in Japan are regular schools in Japan and receive Japanese government subsidy. Japanese are welcome at ROK affiliated schools and some do attend ROK affiliated schools because of their excellent English language instruction program.

4.Make it clear to America, if S. Korea is not in line, doesn't hold the agreements with Japan, there will be consequences for Koreas security and defense.

What consequence can Japan bring to Korea when Japan depends on Korea for ballistic missile early warning?

5.Tax any income being sent to South Korea or North Korea.

And the reverse would be in effect as well. Japanese firms have a lot more to lose than Korean firms via cross taxation war.

6.Can we send some Koreans back home? The Criminals? The ones who break the law? 

No can do. The "special" green card that those Zainichi hold are deportation-proof, even for murder.

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Japan should solve their legal disputes in legal channel rather than kicking up a political storm to intimidate her neighbour! Japan seems still living in imperialist-era with arrogance behaviour and without respect to a lawful ruling!

Would you as a citizen of country A submit to a court ruling from country B? Would you let a foreign court impose a fine on you? Consider that those judges were not appointed by your elected legislators in accordance with your laws but were chosen by a hostile nation with no ties to your nation. Moreover, would you as a citizen of country A allow your government and your tax money to be obligated without your consent by a judgement of a court in another nation, country B? No, you would never. Courts in one nation cannot impose legal obligations on other nations or pass judgement against them. A a sovereign nation you are not obliged to submit to the courts of another nation either. The South Korean Court has no jurisdiction in or over Japan and therefore Japan is not bound by their judgements. Moreover, Japan will not appeal the ruling nor should it as doing so would be an acknowledgement by Japan that South Korean Courts have jurisdiction in Japan and can further obligate Japanese with other legal sanctions. It would be a gross violation of Japan's sovereignty. The only legally enforceable actions would be through a treaty agreed to by both nations such as the 2015 treaty or a ruling by the International Court of Justice, if only South Korea were a member. Since it is not, the ICJ cannot impose a ruling one way or the other.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

If you don't like the Koreans don't buy their products. I'v been boycotting Chinese products for ages now. This past Christmas I gave a pass on some Korean made goodies I had been considering. I found Japanese made equivalents and bought those.

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Comfort women, like many other crimes committed during that war, should forever be remembered and called with their own names. No revisionism to be allowed on any part ! Japan, like Germany does, should teach their kids war history, starting Dec 1941 and the importance of that event on this country's destiny. I can't believe at my son's school on 6 August they never mentioned Hiroshima, what teaching is that? "Oh yes sorry: today we will look at how to plant a radish then we shall move on and draw some aesthetically perfect hiragana characters"...

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No revisionism to be allowed on any part ! Japan, like Germany does, should teach their kids war history, starting Dec 1941.

Might want to move that date back to 12 December 1937 when Japanese forces sank USS Panay on the Yangtze River. The US wanted to go to war with Japan over that incident but didn't have the military might to take on Japan. It did however spur a shipbuilding and re-armament spree and by the time Japan attacked the US at Pearl Harbor four years later the US had more ships under construction than it had in commission.

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The zionists in the Mideast are still sucking 'reparations' out of Germany without the least whimper by the Germans including, recently, a 'free' three hundred and fifty million dollar attack submarine... a few dollars for some now elderly, traumatized ladies seems hardly a burden to the Japanese economy. Instead, let's make a BIG deal and lotza noise out of what should be a no-brainer. Pride, especially misguided (adolescentoid) pride, is one of Mankind's greatest weaknesses and causes exactly these kinds of juvenile issues. Seeing Nihon writhing in agony at the thought of an actual admission of wrongdoing is disappointing, particularly when the wrongdoing is both heinous and absolutely undeniable. If you're a conservative politician, stir up the outrage, incense the childlike mentalities of your supporters, prove that you are the people you are accused of being. Well done, conservative Japan. You get more America kabure everyday.

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One can't help but admit, observing this society, that those nationalistic winds, strong in the first half of the twentieth century, are still present, albeit not as strong. We have, through court trials and constitution rewriting, been able to remove the element that allowed Japan to mount the initial threat it did during the last war. The greatest of all decisions the allies took at the end of the conflict was to install bases onto German and Japanese soil. Germans, save few, have learnt the lesson well. Here, unfortunately, not so. I recently read a line on a 'tourist' trip to Okinawa: "We ain't tourists, we are here to stay". We shall all be grateful to those military personnel and their families for sacrificing their lives and stay on bases. I salute them all. That is the only way to keep a close, very close eye, onto these easily excitable right wing fellas. Do not trust them a bit, they can't help but feel they are conscripted into a society that dictates every single move, one that does not consider diversity as an asset, as we all recently learnt very well. Comfort women, Nanjing, Pearl Harbour or, as historians more comprehensively refer to, Japanese aggression "is here to stay, it ain't a joke", it's history and I'm afraid we came too far in our civilisation to allow a few revisionist to rewrite the books. That ink is well dried and read. If only some of the members of this Japanese government would bother to learn English and study history, I'm sure they would look at things very differently.

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 particularly when the wrongdoing is both heinous and absolutely undeniable

Prostitution was legal during those days. Take that hard into account, try to elaborate on which parts exactly of this entire comfort women stories are heinous and absolutely undeniable. And don't forget what sort of testimonies have been made by each one of so called victims with/without these fraud NGOs disguised as human rights groups.

https://www.news-postseven.com/archives/20210108_1627006.html?DETAIL

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what else

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