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Posted in: New law requires companies to set goals in hiring female execs See in context

Great, soon we'll have more women managers, instead of OL's, serving ocha.

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Posted in: High school students form union to fight 'black baito' companies See in context

@sangetsu03

You're right. Those kids should be as smart as you and start their own companies. You're in the colorful unicorn business, right?

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Posted in: Company ordered to suspend business for selling 'British royal baby anniversary coins' See in context

I'm going to start a business that promises to sell those reserved coins to someone else for only a 100,000 yen fee, so those people don't lose as much...

Ahar!

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Posted in: MtGox CEO's arrest leaves trail of unanswered questions See in context

Those boxes are filled with zeros and ones.

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Posted in: Gov't eyes cheaper gifts for centenarians as numbers soar See in context

Did the Chinese and Korean governments demand the Japanese government apologize for this yet?

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Posted in: Japan protests Russian PM's visit to disputed Kuril islands See in context

Have the Chinese and Korean governments demanded the Japanese apologize yet for complaining?

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Posted in: China slams Japan after Abe's wife visits Yasukuni shrine See in context

I didn't see any photos of her "thumbing her nose" at anyone. I also think that people should be able to do whatever they want. A lot of war dead are remembered there, not just the ones from the Pacific war. They all should be ignored?

What would be the reaction if Japan said that China should reflect deeply about killing 40 million or so Chinese in the purge by Mao. A political party founded by a mass murderer is whining about this middle-aged woman praying for the dead?

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Posted in: 63% say Japan should stop apologizing over war: poll See in context

Why aren't the leaders of Korea, China and even the US described as "nationalistic?" They are no less "nationalistic" as Abe.

When will the Chinese government apologize to the Chinese people for killing over 40 million of them?

When will my ex-wife apologize?

When will poster (fil in the name) apologize for boring the crap out of us with relentlessly insignificant posts?

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Posted in: Bawling ex-lawmaker Nonomura indicted for fraud See in context

I think he's great. Look, most politicians make you want to break the TV with anger. This guy was refreshing. He's more honest than the rest of the sneaky thieves.

He should set his sights on making a fortune as a TV talent, or maybe licensing his image and voice for line of crying dolls. Or, how about a Funashi-type character! Funashi has pocketed more than 10 oku en...

He could probably get elected governor of Tokyo. Tokyo people love to elect the bizarre. I think that's the Tokyo motto: Let's Elect the Bizarre!

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Posted in: Toshiba taps ex-top execs of major firms as outside directors See in context

They're appointing people to the board who can teach them how to not get caught...

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Posted in: U.S. experts: Abe WWII statement could help Korea ties See in context

@PTownsend

It was hyperbole. This may cause you great heartburn, but I don't think either of us will resolve the problems between Korea or Japan. That was my point, the one I failed to make.

But, I do enjoy your music...

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Posted in: U.S. experts: Abe WWII statement could help Korea ties See in context

Obviously, Shiela Smith and Evans Revere know nothing about Korea.

The entire population of Japan could turn toward Korea, bow 60°, scream "We are slimy pigs unworthy of being in the same continent as you!" at the top of their lungs, followed by the every Japanese person commiting ritual suicide simultaneously and it would not be enough for Korea (or China).

"Could help.." Yeah, right.

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Posted in: Kerry calls for democracy as U.S. flag raised in Cuba See in context

Is that a call for democracy in the US? I'm confused...

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Posted in: Ghosts of WW2 haunt East Asia as Abe prepares statement See in context

It's nice to see the cadre of professional posters rattling off opinions based on nothing more than some myths they dreamed up that Japan is still fighting the war.

Here's the looooong list of Japanese apologies:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_war_apology_statements_issued_by_Japan

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Posted in: McDonald's Japan slides to Y26.22 bil first-half loss See in context

McDonald's in Japan isn't the same as it was 20 years ago. The string of foreign presidents with no Japan experience has taken a toll. The workers aren't as motivated. The managers are lethargic. The sneaky reduction in size of bun diameters that they think the (stupid) customers will never notice...

Remember the nonsense katakana speaking gaijin geek from a few years ago? How stupid was that.

Japan is still miles above the disgustingly filthy US stores, staffed by slack-jawed, tattooed yahoos who greet customers with a polite, "Yo man, watcha want?"

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Posted in: Japan's surviving WWII soldiers fight for peace See in context

I can't wait to hear some specifics about this "HUGE level of ignorance..."

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Posted in: U.S. diplomat: Hiroshima A-bombing should never be repeated See in context

From the tone of most posters on this topic lately, I think many Americans are still fighting the war and want to drop a few more nuclear weapons just for good measure.

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Posted in: Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing See in context

The firebombing of Tokyo was equally gruesome genocide of approxiamately 100,000 people. The bombers flew low enough so they could see and cut off routes people found to escape towards rivers.

Gen LeMay congratulated the crews, telling them that they had set a new record of killing the most number of people in the shortest time in history. That says all you need to know about the intent of the missions.

The world had gone mad.

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Posted in: Japanese designer refutes plagiarism claims in Olympic logo See in context

The Belgian logo wasn't trademarked, so they never saw it during their search. If it had been trademarked, they would have seen it and not approved the deisgn.

It's amazing how some people find something nefarious in everything.

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Posted in: U.S. drops atomic bombs on Japan in 1945: How AP reported it See in context

Who are "we?"

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Posted in: Suga asks U.S. for explanation on Wikileaks spying claims See in context

Suga's comment was for the press, for domestic consumption.

Everyone knows the US intercepts and actively bugs Japanese phones domestically and abroad to gain political and business information.

The US did it during labor negotiations between Japanese car makers and unions, passing the Japanese side strategy to the US unions.

They did it during the telecommunication negotiations for 3G phone standards, to cut out Japanese companies from the IP rewards of new standards.

They passed on technical specs and trade secrets of wind turbine companies to US companies.

The list is relentless. Chalk it up to "American exceptionalism." Try spying on the US and watch the outrage.

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Posted in: U.S. drops atomic bombs on Japan in 1945: How AP reported it See in context

Here's something most people don't know. There were many influential US Senators who, with support from Gen. LeMay and others were pushing for Truman to accept no surrender. They wanted every nuclear bomb produced to be dropped on every Japanese city. Their goal was to eliminate all Japanese men, women and children, the entire population, from earth. They also wanted all of the Japanese held in camps ot be executed.

They were no different than the Nazis. There's an old saying that people become what they hate.

In the months following the war, Gen LeMay had a plan to take the next 50 nuclear weapons produced and drop them on the largest 50 cities in the Soviet Union in one giant raid. He had support from the Senate also.

When you read Truman's diary, you see that he, in essense, changed his mind, and did not have the stomach to kill more women and children. He would not have ordered more weapons be dropped on Japan. This was after he received reports of the damage.

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Posted in: As A-bomb survivors age, Japanese pass storytelling to young See in context

You don't even get the irony of your own post. Targeting and killing civilians is what criminals do. Curtis LeMay said that he'd have been a war criminal for the deliberate targeting of civilians in the firebombing of Tokyo and Yokohama if the US had lost the war.

It's beyond laughable that you tell someone else to study more about history.

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Posted in: As A-bomb survivors age, Japanese pass storytelling to young See in context

The Japanese started to surrender in April through the Swiss.

@Vast Right Wingnut Conspiracy: you're wrong. Period. Read Truman's diary.

The Japanese terms of surrender in April, 1945 were exactly how the final situation existed after the war.

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Posted in: As A-bomb survivors age, Japanese pass storytelling to young See in context

You forgot one.

Accept the Japanese surrender, which the Japanese government started pursuing in April, 1945.

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Posted in: Japan releases master recording of emperor's war-end speech See in context

Actually, Eisenhower told Truman that in person two weeks before Hiroshima when Truman told him about the Manhattan Project and his plan to use the bombs.

I don't have time for this anymore. It's wasted energy anyway. How can I discuss this with someone who thinks all of the quotes (there are volumes more by volumes of more people) were couched in some consistent political contingency? Did they all have a meeting to review their words?

I used to think the same way as most people here, but I read, studied, searched and eventually changed my mind, even though I wasn't looking to do that. I realize also that I'm a minority. Most people are too stuck to change their minds about anything.

I have a real job with real consequences for my decisions, so I like to stay in the real world and out of the world of what I wish was real.

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Posted in: Japan releases master recording of emperor's war-end speech See in context

“It wasn’t necessary to hit them with that awful thing . . . to use the atomic bomb, to kill and terrorize civilians, without even attempting negotiations, was a double crime.” -- General Dwight D. Eisenhower

“It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons. My own feeling is that in being the first to use it, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages.” -- Admiral William Leahy

“the true question was not whether surrender could have been achieved without the use of the bomb but whether a different diplomatic and military course would have led to an earlier surrender. A large segment of the Japanese cabinet was ready in the spring of 1945 to accept substantially the same terms as those finally agreed on.” -- Secretary of War Henry Stimson

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Posted in: Japan releases master recording of emperor's war-end speech See in context

Five out of the six US 5-star officers at the time said the bombs were not justified and there would be no mainland invasion - Japan was already beaten.

You moniker gives away your predisposition against a mature conversation.

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Posted in: Japan releases master recording of emperor's war-end speech See in context

wtfjapan: Japan surrendered in August 10th, the day after the Sovoet Union entered the war. It took weeks for the diplomatic wrangling and paperwork. Actually, Japan sued for peace a month beofre Potsdam, but it was rejected. Politics and posturing is more important than lives.

US high school history books aren't a good source for the truth.

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Posted in: Japan releases master recording of emperor's war-end speech See in context

The only military facility near Hiroshima was the naval base across the bay that was undamaged.

If these cities had been important military targets, they would have been hit long before. They were virtually untouched.

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