Game over Japan. SK already has a permanent station on the island with people actually living there. If Japan thinks it owns it then ask Abe to fly over there and let's see what will happen.
It's funny how right wing nationals want to take this issue to ICOJ but refuses to take Diaoyu island to the same courts as suggested by the Chinese.
-21 ( +11 / -32 )
So what does Japanese politicians will happen if Japan starts WWII again with china and South Korea by rearming? Does Japan think china and South Korea is going to wait till Abe and Japanese right wingers invade? No matter what Abe says, Japan is rearming and history will repeat itself. Japan will start WWIII and innocent Japanese will again suffer.
-33 ( +3 / -34 )
the guy should resign or get fired but if the woman wants to be in politics, she should not be crying!! give me a break.. how can she lead if she crys because someone said something rude. That's politics!
-6 ( +3 / -9 )
Why should SK align with Japan when right wing politicians continue their bashing of Korea. Second, China is Korea's largest export market and Japanese and Korean companies are fierce competitors. What does Japan offer Korea?
-1 ( +3 / -4 )
Japan continues to bring up Hiroshima and Nagasaki? So if Japan can continue to remind the world of the tragedy why can't china do likewise? Oh wait? I forgot Japanese imperial army were the heroes defending Asia from the white people. Give me a break!
0 ( +1 / -1 )
These women have racial views. Japan has one of the most advanced airforce and navies and can easy protect itself from china and North Korea. Abe and right wing nuts wants to hyper china and North Korea threat so the average Japanese will support their racial agenda. There is no reason to reinterpret article 9 unless Japan wants the ability to invade and attack other nations. I hope the Japanese will not forget the last time Japan went on this destructive path. Millions of Japanese died. For what? For the glory of Japan? This time, Korea and china are heavily armed. No country will win in a war!!! all sides will face destruction.
Japan could have lead east Asia and truly been the leader but with right wing nuts who continue to deny history and continue to open old wounds, how can Japan lead?
9 ( +13 / -4 )
Sounds like Japan in 1905. And Germany in 1931. Right wing nationalist blaming china and Korea for their woes when it is the Japanese government who continue to stir the pot. Yeah there was the so called apology but an apology is only good if you admit the wrong and move forward. Yet that is not what these women and Japanese right wing politicians are doing. Rather to divert the attention away from the economy and the Japanese government debt, the right wing politicians continue to deny and try try to justify the women forced into sexual salvery, deny Nanking massacre and promote hatred toward minorities in Japan.
9 ( +19 / -10 )
Truly unbeleiveable of the right wing Japanese government!! The Doko island is clearly belongs to Korea. Korea can do whatever it wants near or on the island. Wake up Japan. This is not 1930s and 1940s. By the way, Japan lost the war thus forfeiting any lands its claimed during the war.
-9 ( +3 / -12 )
I just saw the video. Looks real to me. Two Japanese fighters flying about 30meters away from Chinese plane.
-4 ( +3 / -7 )
Throughout ancient and modern history, Japan has always been the aggressor and the trouble maker in east Asia. Japan has attacked and invaded Korea many times and will do it again if the world stays by and allow Japan to rearm.
As the saying goes, a leopard cannot change its spots so likewise Japan under Mr Abe is showing its true war minded colors.
-4 ( +2 / -6 )
The Japanese government needs to directly apologize and provide compensation directly to the women who were raped and forced into sexual salvery. Stop making excuses about the agreement between Korea and Japan that fully compensated for the crimes committed by the imperial Japanese government. These women deserve better.
-2 ( +9 / -11 )
Obama is making another huge mistake of allowing Japan to rearm. It will not bring peace to East Asia but an arms race.
-7 ( +3 / -10 )
Good for Virginia. California, New Jersey and now Virginia with the Mr Honda a Japanese American House rep formally demanding Japan to offer an official apology to the remaining surviving women who were raped and forced into sexual salvery by the imperial Japanese governement. Hopefully this will never happen again
0 ( +15 / -15 )
Marriage sounds like a political move. Pretty young lady marrying a old 40 year dude doesn't seem right.
0 ( +16 / -16 )
Hachikou >How many times do the world have to tell you?
What planet are you living on? UN and rest of the world acknowledge that the Japanese army forced these young women into sexual slaves. It's not only Korea. Wormen but Chinese, Taiwanese, Dutch, and etc. UN report clearly states up to 200,000 women forced into sexual slavery. So stop pretending to deny this fact.
1 ( +6 / -5 )
Stop referring to these women as Comfort Women. There were no comfort except for pain and suffering. These young women were raped and used as sex slaves. There should be no excuse for these acts.
I'm not a fan of Obama but on this issue, he got it right
5 ( +9 / -5 )
If his visit is truly a private matter the. Why did he announce to the world that he had visited the shrine? He visited the shrine not for private matters but for political gains with the hard core radical right wingers who are destroying Japan's image.
If you visit the shrine and if truly a private matter than keep it private. Don't announce to the news outlets that you have visited the shrine.
8 ( +9 / -2 )
Japan has nothing to gain except to hurt it's image among international countries. Hope Japan does revise the apology so the whole world can see Abe for what he is "Hitler of Asia" who is stirring tension and problems between its neighbors.
3 ( +20 / -17 )
What is one good reason why the sea should be called "Sea of Japan". Does the sea belong to Japan as the name implies? OF NOT! the sea is shared by the two Koreas and Japan therefore should have a neutural name. The name of "Sea of Japan" reminds people of the facist Japanese Imperial government
-6 ( +5 / -11 )
I think Mr Abe meant to say WWII and not I and he was comparing Japan like Germany building up for WWII. Germany prior to WWII, like Japan today, turned to right wing nationalist leader who changed the constitution, build up the military based on a perceived threat from Russia, prohibited freedom of the press through changing of laws, supported right wing hate groups, and stirred tensions with its neighbors.
Mr Abe was right on. He is leading Japan into war like Hilter lead Germany into war.
4 ( +11 / -7 )
He is a hero who tried to fought for the freedom for the Korean people. To compare him to the shrine is a shame since the shrine represents war criminals responsible for millions of peoples lives including the Japanese lives.
6 ( +10 / -4 )
Hidingout. China has an estimated 3,000 nuclear warheads do you think your navy or air force can prevent one nuclear war head from hitting a major city in Japan. Get real! Rather than stirring up nationalist and racial hatred toward the Koreans and the Chinese why not try to make peace. Why not aim your nationalist and racial hatred toward Russia who stole your islands up north. Oh wait, is it because Abe and the right wingers are afraid of Russia. The only reason why Abe and the right wingers are sticking their fingers in the Chinese and the Koreans is because the right wingers think they are superior. They will not try to irritate Russia since they know Russia will not hesitate to fire the first shot.
-5 ( +2 / -7 )
Hidingout. This is not the 1900s when Japan had the military advantage. China and Koreans are well armed so if you think Japan can win in a armed conflict you better come back to reality and stop living a dream world. No one wins in a war. Both sides will lose.
Abe and the Japanese right wing politicians are the trouble makers in north asia.
4 ( +10 / -6 )
I hope Japan will listen and stop trying to revise history and admit to all the wrongs committed by the imperial Japanese government. Japanese politicians claim they have apologized but continue to deny or justify the use of sex slaves, deny Nanking massacre, and so on. If Japanese truly has repentant then fully admit to all the crimmial acts committed by the imperial army and stop trying to revise history books and etc.
Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were terrible but cannot compared to the number of innocent men, women and children the Japanese army have killed and raped (over 20 million during the war).
21 ( +37 / -16 )
Abe is a fool and a liar. On one hand he says he wants to meet with China and Korea to Improve ties but his actions and words show his true colors.
US, Europe, Russia, Singpore, Taiwan, China, and Korea all express disappointment and outrage Japan is isolating itself and is the trouble maker in north Asia.
-14 ( +17 / -29 )
Abe is taking Japan to war. Maybe not now but in few years and like past wars, the Japanese people will end up suffering. He is using China as a escape goat to build up his arm forces. It's a repeat of WWII when the Germans after the defeat of WWI rearmed and lead the world into darkness. Now Japan is repeating the same mistake.
-6 ( +14 / -20 )
It's unfortunate that Abe is marching the good people of Japan into war on the pretense of China. However it is the Japanese government who have changed the status quo with the illegal purchase of the daioyu island. Before WWII, the imperial Japanese government illegally incorporated daioyu island which lead to the destruction of Japan by the US. I feel Japan is repeating history again. Building up arms on the pretense of China aggression. I would like to know what Chinese aggression is the Japanese governement afraid of. Sure the Chinese have established the Air zone but Japan unliterally established their air Zone encoarchibg on China's terrority so what's the difference Japan. Is Japan the only governement in north asia who is allowed to established the air zone? Give me a break
-4 ( +7 / -11 )
This is typical Japanese. They can establish a AIDZ right up to the Chinese airspace but if the Chinese does it, the Japanese government declares it was established unilaterally. When the Japanese established their own AIDZ, did they consult with the Chinese or get the Chinese approval? Of course not. Now the Japanese government is declaring that the sky is falling. Give me a break.
-4 ( +4 / -8 )
If Mr An is a criminal than the Japanese imperial government/army is the biggest criminal of all. Killing, murdering and raping millions of innocent Koreans, Chinese and Asians. Mr An is a hero.
1 ( +7 / -6 )
So the new text books will read. 1. The Japanese imperial government / army helped Asian counties (china, Korea, taiwan, Indonesia and etc by chasing out the western devils by coming to their aid with or without their consent. . 2. Young Korean, Chinese, Dutch and other Asian women energetically volunteered to bring comfort to more than 200 imperial army soldiers hero every day and night. 3. Imperial navy had successful destroyed the American pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor. 4. The American devils dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killing millions of innocent women and children without cause. 5. The Chinese army killed and raped 500,000 Nanking citizens and tried to blame the imperial army.
6 ( +12 / -6 )