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Posted in: Kono looks to visit China in late March to enhance economic ties See in context

The slowdown of the China's economy, accelated by the US-China trade friction pushes China to have closer relation in economy with Japan. Xi Jinping's will must be to utilize Japan temporary to overcome the difficulty, however I hope the Japanese govt let them realize the importance of cooperation.

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Posted in: N Korea says Japanese abductee alive in Pyongyang See in context

@ Samit Basu

All Japanese abductees lived privileged lives in Pyongyang, so I am not sure if they would want to return to Japan now.

Wow. You are / were in North Korea !

At least I had thought you have been posting comments from a civiliized country.

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Posted in: S Koreans declare start of Japan firm asset sale over wartime labor See in context

@ SJ

My quotation has some error. I try again.

The High Contracting Parties confirm that the problems concerning property, rights, and interests of the two High Contracting Parties and their peoples (including juridical persons) and the claims between the High Contracting Parties and between their peoples, including those stipulated in Article IV(a) of the Peace Treaty with Japan signed at the city of San Francisco on September 8, 1951, have been settled completely and finally.

If it fails again, please read Article II.1.

Also refer Article II.2 and II.3.

You also should refer Article III, where ways to resolve any dispute on this settlement are written.

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Posted in: S Koreans declare start of Japan firm asset sale over wartime labor See in context

@ SJ

I already read both and I already replied you elsewhere that only 1% of lawyers support it.

By the way,

it's cleary mentioned

"The High Contracting Parties confirm that the problems concerning property, rights, and interests of the two High Contracting Parties and their peoples (including juridical persons) and the claims between the High Contracting Parties and between their peoples, including those stipulated in Article IV(a) of the Peace Treaty with Japan signed at the city of San Francisco on September 8, 1951, have been settled completely and finally."

in

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

you may find Korean version in the left column as well.

Some say that say, "confort woman" or "forced" labor are not included in the "settlement".

Then, what do you think are included in the "settlement"?

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Posted in: S Koreans declare start of Japan firm asset sale over wartime labor See in context

Why do the Korean lawyers request negotiation?

Why don't they immidiately start to liquidate the assets?

What they are intending is comprehensive compensation for all "forced" labors, since compensation achivied by wining individual cases could support very limited number of the labors.

It was already agreed in 1965 between the two goverments that compensation to Korean individuals should be done by the Korean goverment by utilizing $800 million "economic cooperation" paid from Japan.

The Korean government preffered this treatment rather letting the Japanese goverment compensate the Korean individuals.

However, the Korean government have not compensated them, nor tried to start compensate after these cases.

The Japanese government and the firms are just following agreements, rules and laws.

Immidiate retaliation by imposing higher tariffs on imports will be difficult, since established Japanese domestics laws do not seem to support it.

Some tricks will be required, say, by accusing their dumping or by accusing that they have been breaking sanctions against North Korea.

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Posted in: Campaigning begins for referendum on Okinawa U.S. base relocation See in context

@ BertieWooster

Right! By building a new base in Henoko!

I am sorry but this is fake.

Although "a new base" is widely used, and so many misunderstand that a new base is being constructed, as Richard Burgan pointed out, this relocation of the Futenma air base is merge into the Camp Schwab.

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Posted in: Japan protests over S Korean lawmaker's remarks on emperor See in context

Moon told that Bloomberg did a fake report, which itself turned out to be fake.

https://twitter.com/tictoc/status/1095208412160364544

He probably felt that he went way out of line.

But once he was accused by many Japanese politician, he started to told that the Japanese have not appologized.

Again it's fake.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_war_apology_statements_issued_by_Japan#1990s

(watch : May.24 1990)

Every single comment is fake.

Korean (or Moon) just want to see below done by Tenno-Heika.

http://japan.hani.co.kr/arti/politics/32690.html

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Posted in: Japan warns of tit-for-tat action in wartime labor spat with S Korea See in context

@SJ

65% : negative and cannot understand

the rest : negative but understandable

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Posted in: Japan warns of tit-for-tat action in wartime labor spat with S Korea See in context

@SJ

Calm down boy, I just wrote facts.

Yes I'm not expert in that field, as well as you, so I mentioned only 7% of lawyer (In Japan) were affirmative to your opinion or to these 300 lawyer's opinion.

I am really sorry that I cannot suppy any support to my claim in S.Korea where 국민정서법 is superior.

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Posted in: Japan warns of tit-for-tat action in wartime labor spat with S Korea See in context

@ SJ

Your link below does not support you at all,

http://justice.skr.jp/estatement.html

 1. The forced labor issue is fundamentally a human rights issue

 2. The individual right to seek compensation has not been extinguished by the Korea-Japan Claims Settlement Agreement

 3. The ruling is in line with advances in international human rights law that values remedies for individual victims

 4. Following the ruling, Korea and Japan should seek a fundamental solution, rather than criticize one another

For about 1.

  "Forced labor", for which Korean supreme court ruled is invalid word for this particular issue.

  They came voluntary before Feb.1944, when forcing was started.

For about 2.

The Japansese goverment has also been standing on this side.

 In discussion of Treaty on Basic Relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea in 1965, the Korean goverment preferred lump sum payment of compensation from Japan and wanteed to pay Korean citizens later by themselves. 

 Hence it is very natural to think that who has duty to pay compensation is the Korean goverment, not Japan.

For about 3.

  Same as 1.

For about 4.

  Who currently refuses to discuss is the Korean goverment for this particular issue.

One more issue about this statement : only less than 1% of Japanese attorneys support this statement,

and another interview pointed out that only 7% of Japanese attorneys support it

This means that

A right approach based on expertise legal analyses was already expressed by Japanese lawyers

cannot be justfied.

Using Kamikaze or biased Kanto Massacre for accusing the Japanese today is just a hate speech.

Be careful.

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Posted in: Japan warns of tit-for-tat action in wartime labor spat with S Korea See in context

Even US decided a trade war against China, though they know that they also will have some cost.

Japanese also know there will be always some damage to themselves, if they start countermeasurements.

Important point is that larger portion of Japanese are now too irritated and think as

"Niku wo kirasete, Hone wo tatsu", or "Lose a battle to win a war".

Realistic contermeasurements are not so many. (not "NO", as Samit Basu mentioned)

Following difficulties wait Japan as well as some cost to Japanese themselves.

There are difficulties being against international agreements such as WTO's rules,

(which Korea does not care), or making domesic laws to justify it, or letting domestic companies to follow.

Furthermore, possible heavy damage to large/huge Korean companies are not alwasy so important to Moon Jaein.

Even Korea's national security agains North Korea is not important to Moon Jaein.

But the Japanese goverment could do some of followings,

 - slows down license reviewing procedure for import and export

 - apply anti-dumping tax against electronic gadgets, steel, ship and variety of stuffs

 - slows down crude oil brokerage services

 - seizes Korean goverment property inside Japan

 - insists that the US troops in Japan cannot be deployed automatically to a Korea - North Korea conflict

   without agreement between US-Japan goverments.

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Posted in: Japan cancels port call by warship in South Korea amid row See in context

Ganbare Japan!Today 09:40 am JST

Japan should NOT be participating in military exercises with South Korea. Mistake by the Defense Ministry to continue the exercise. SK main Military ally is PRC.If SK is in the joint exercise, Japan must cancel it completely.

I don't agree this. Since this will be multilateral exersize starting from near Busan, Korea in April to Singapore in May. The Japanse goverment canceled only a port call in the Busan bay, As pointed out ealier, this treatment seems to be intended to prevernt further escalation of hatered.

extankerToday 07:02 am JST

Why is it childish? They aren't wanted there. Japan is just avoiding another potential conflict with South Korea.

Imagine the protests in SK if Japan's evil 'aircraft carrier' was to show up in port...

If Japan tries a port call in the Busan bay, Korean public opinion will be against at least using the official Japanese naval flag, "Rising Sun Flag", which Japan cannot accept. Korean even might be against obvious cooperation with Japanese military.

Anyways, I want the Japanese goverment to cancel any birateral excises between the South Korean military. They have been too impolite, and have been forgotten strategic cooperation among Western countries.

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Posted in: Aso retracts remark about people who don't have children See in context

The problem is those who don't have children.

does not seem correct translation.

He rather told, "The problem is that people have not had (enough) children."

In Japanese, what he told was "Kodomo wo umanakatta hou ga mondai nanda kara".

KYODO tranlated "hou" as "people", then whole as "People who have not had children are problematic."

This translation is valid only when one ignores context.

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