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Posted in: Historical documents show Japanese gov't role in providing sex slaves See in context

Amir Marzouk

winners of wars write the narratives. America’s oppression of blacks and other non whites...

...feature prominently as a narrative in American discourse.

Here I think is another problem. Because somebody else does something wrong, does not mean you should follow suit.

It's like a person being in court charged with stealing, and their defence is "well, other people steal".

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Posted in: Historical documents show Japanese gov't role in providing sex slaves See in context

Really, all that is expected of Japan, at the end of the day, is that Japan admit that it was wrong. Nothing more really.

I always will believe that this matter could have been pit to rest once and for all earlier this year (the end of the heisei era). But a golden opportunity was missed.

..... and no really expected Japans Head of State to apologise. Just admit that it was wrong. That's all.

I say this only as an opinion, but I guess it highlights the difference in the culture I come from. To admit that you were wrong / made a mistake is generally regarded as a courageous thing to do and goes some way to regaining respect.

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Posted in: Historical documents show Japanese gov't role in providing sex slaves See in context

The 23 documents were gathered by Japan's Cabinet Secretariat between April 2017 and March 2019, including 13 classified dispatches from the Japanese consulates in China to the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo dating back to 1938, according to Kyodo.

Well, that's are good start in that Japan is gathering, and making public information, and not just denying what happened.

There is no point in denying what millions of people already know.

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Posted in: Police search Hato Bus head office after fatal crash See in context

He could be using his cold symptoms to save himself from incarceration....

I hope he is not incarcerated before an investigation is completed. A least give him time to recover.

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Posted in: Nissan to make U.S. workers take 2 unpaid days off Jan 2-3 as sales slump See in context

A. If Nissan is making them in the US, then they are American made.

Sorry, old boy, but they are Japanese. Japanese a bit of a dirty word right now.

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Posted in: Nissan to make U.S. workers take 2 unpaid days off Jan 2-3 as sales slump See in context

Actually that last sentence should be "stop buying Nissan for the ecompany fleet".

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Posted in: Nissan to make U.S. workers take 2 unpaid days off Jan 2-3 as sales slump See in context

Nissan Motor Co is making its U.S. factory and office employees take two days off without pay amid slumping sales.

I am so happy that Nissan sales are slumping.

If I was a worker, I would take the view that 2 days unpaid is a small sacrifice to pay, when human rights are at stake. (Mr. + Mrs Ghosn).

Had a little victory last week. Managed to persuade an old Company Executive friend of mine in my native country to stop by Nissan for the company fleet.

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Posted in: Afghans hold candlelight vigil for slain Japanese doctor See in context

The big question is what is Japan going to do about this? And here's a hint............

Let the Afghanistan authorities investigate the crime, and take the necessary action under Afghanistan law.

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Posted in: Japan planning to send 270 MSDF personnel to Middle East to guard ships: report See in context

It would seem that Japan no longer needs or wants US protection.

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Posted in: Trump says he asked Abe to pay more to host U.S. troops See in context

If your interested in Facts and not Anti-Japan propaganda check how much each ally has been paying for the last decade. Google is your friend.

A reasonable request from an ally does not constitute "anti-Japan" propaganda.

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Posted in: Trump says he asked Abe to pay more to host U.S. troops See in context

I totally agree with President Trumps reasonable request.

For years Japan has enjoyed security and protection, while complaining about US forces being on Japanese soil, re-arming itself and demanding exorbitant compensation for every minor mishap.

Japan, now arrogantly stakes claim to other countries sovereign territory, and takes for granted that the USA will support Japans claims.

I think that the whole arrangement needs to be looked at.

.... and yes, Americans are putting their lives on the line, while in Japan people can sit back and watch Sony TV.

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Posted in: Gunmen kill Japanese doctor, five Afghans See in context

I have thought for a long time now, that generally speaking, the best of the Japanese don't actually live in Japan.

A sad loss to Afghanistan.

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Posted in: Forcing children to sit 'seiza' style to be recognized as punishment under new law See in context

They force people in jail to sit like this for 6-8 hours a day without moving.

If that is the case then Japan is guilty of Human Rights abusive. Stress positions are classed as torture.

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Posted in: According to a survey by JNTO, many tourists say Tokyo lacks interesting night-time activities and needs more nightclubs and music-related events. What do you think Tokyo should be doing to make its night-time economy more vibrant? See in context

30 years ago Tokyo nightlife was years ahead of it's time. There were plenty of nightclubs in Roppongi, Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ginza.

What has happened to Que Tsubaki House, Regency? Are they still there?

kabukicho has never, in my opinion, been a nice place. I can never understand what tourists see in the place.

For nightlife nowadays, probably Taipei is better, and cheaper.

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Posted in: 'One Team', '#KuToo' buzzwords for 2019 in Japan See in context

Does anyone in Japan - apart from right wingers - routinely use that old flag?

I have recently found that, if I say to somebody displaying the Naval Ensign flag "Oh, you are in the SDF Navy. What ship are you onboard," they look at me blank.

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Posted in: 'One Team', '#KuToo' buzzwords for 2019 in Japan See in context

Ex - what has the naval ensign got to do with this?

The Rugby World Cup was really a rehearsal for next years Olympics. Lets hope that the host country recognises the difference between Japans national flag, and Japans Naval Ensign.

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Posted in: Nissan's new CEO reaffirms alliance, promises revival See in context

Pity, as they make some good cars. worryingly, they seem to be going the way of the Japanese chip, TV, hi fi and other electronics and appliance companies. Losing out to the Chinese, Taiwanese, and Korean competition......

Japanese industry has been in decline for a long time now, with more competition from other countries.

But in the case of Nissan, Japans own Ministry of (so-called) Justice has brought the company down.

Even more sad is that Japans Ministry of Justice (and Saikwa) has degraded all the hard work that was done by millions into building Japans manufacturing industry in the years after WW2, and the building of international trust.

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Posted in: 'One Team', '#KuToo' buzzwords for 2019 in Japan See in context

Quite rightly, the photograph shows Japans Rugby team proudly posing with the countries national flag, and not the countries naval ensign.

They are one team representing Japan, not the Navy.

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Posted in: Nissan's new CEO reaffirms alliance, promises revival See in context

Nissan Motor Co’s new chief executive Makoto Uchida reaffirmed Monday the importance of the Japanese automaker’s alliance with France’s Renault, as it strives to puts its financial scandals behind it.

Mr.Ghosn has not even been on trail yet, so scandal is still on-going.

Of course in the eyes of the Japanese, Ghosn is already guilty, the key has already been thrown away, and they "just want to forget".

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea lawmakers to cancel meeting over emperor remark See in context

Good for Japan. To have some lowly Korean lawmaker criticize The Emperor, and tell Him what to do, is unforgivable. Moon should apologize.

The word "lowly" really speaks volumes here, when it comes to attitude.

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Posted in: Japan considers withholding tax system on casino winnings by foreigners See in context

Well, I don't gamble myself, but this seems to highlight Japans underlying mentality. Japan thinks that the rest of the world is it's Cash Cow.

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Posted in: Half of Japanese manufacturers operating overseas expect revenue falls See in context

The world is not Japans Cash Cow.

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Posted in: Trump conveys condolences over death of Nakasone See in context

trump insults Japan again.

trump has zero idea of whom he is speaking of.

How on earth is offering condolences an insult?

Lucky I am not the President of the United States. I wouldn't have offered any condolences at all.

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Posted in: Panasonic leaves semiconductor business with Taiwan sale See in context

For a long time now, Japans once technological dominance has been dwindling.

In my opinion Japans decline started just before the bubble was at it height (mid 1980's).

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Posted in: Crown prince urges daughter to update public on marriage plans See in context

The Japanese royals are having a bit of the drama we usually see from the Brits.

Drama indeed. But lets face it. Akishono os getting a bit "broad around the beam" (fat) these days.

They just don't want to let go of their children.

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Posted in: Crown prince urges daughter to update public on marriage plans See in context

Akishono is probably the driving force of the marriage not to be.

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Posted in: Crown prince urges daughter to update public on marriage plans See in context

As the "father of the bride", THEY should be contacting him and letting him know what's up!

@Yubaru. Daddy is obviously still very much in control.

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Posted in: 14-year-old boy who stabbed girl in Aomori Pref to undergo psychiatric tests for 2 months See in context

This is good news because it means the authorities are trying to determine the root cause of the crime instead of simply going after retributive punishment.

Agreed Chip Star. Buy looking at Japans track record, I dread to imagine what they will do to him.

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Posted in: Crown prince urges daughter to update public on marriage plans See in context

Just get it over with. Fumihito does not want a marriage between them.

It is so obvious.

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Posted in: Former Japanese Prime Minister Nakasone dies at 101 See in context

The comment that he made which made me laugh the most was that Japanese people were like Japanese rice, gluttonous and sticking together, unlike foreigners whose foreign rice was dry and falls apart between the chopsticks.

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