Ex_Res comments

Posted in: Abe becomes 2nd-longest-serving Japanese prime minister See in context

Abe becomes 2nd-longest-serving Japanese prime minister

I don't think that it says a lot for democracey in Japan.

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Posted in: Macron expected to raise Carlos Ghosn case with Abe at G7 See in context

Regardless of the circumstances of Mr Ghosn's bail conditions surely any representation by Mr Macron could be seen as interfering in Japan's Internal affairs.

A human rights issue goes beyond Japans intetnal affairs.

At least now it is becomming common knowledge that Japans method of interrogation is subtle isolation.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. negotiators fail to reach agreement on trade See in context

America wants that 1980 deal that cripple Japan. Can we get the same deal says Trump? You know the one where 3 decades are lost economically for Japan while America keeps rising to 20 trillion dollars, while you stay at 5. That's how we like it.

What deal in 1980?

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea agree on need for dialogue to repair frayed ties See in context

And, before you start slinging the trite "Japan hater" nonsense, I love Japan and live here. That, however, does not mean I should not point out Japan's shortcomings.

Very well put Chip Star. SK does not have the luxary of having armies of people making excuses for very shotcoming that Japan has.

As I have commented previously, there was a golden opportunity to put the whole matter of colonisation and WW2 to bed at the very end of the Heisai period. Japan lost the chance.

Imcidently, the best advice I would give to those people who see Japan through rose tinted spectacles is : don't fall in love with something that you cannot have, or does not recipicate the feeling.

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Posted in: Less bluster, but no compromise seen as S Korean, Japan ministers meet in China See in context

I hope that China can bring SK and Japan together. There are common goals ahead, unite, my beloved smart people.

One thing I have alway found consistant in this world, - it pays to get on with ones neigbour.

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Posted in: Emperor Hirohito stopped by PM Yoshida from expressing remorse over war, documents show See in context

Emperor Hirohito wanted to express his regret and remorse over World War II in 1952 but was stopped from doing so by the prime minister at the time, ......

When Hirohito died, a tabloid newspaper in my native country wrote about Hirohito's role during WW2 and ended by saying that the Japanese people regarded him as a god, he should have acted like one.

It seems that 7 years after the war he could not even act as a mortal man.

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Posted in: S Korea calls in Japanese diplomat over plans for Fukushima water See in context

I think that South Korea has a valid point.

Food from the Sea of Japan (East Sea) is shared by both countries. Radiation does not recognise boundaries, whether they are lines on maps, or cultural.

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Posted in: Japan's trade surplus with U.S. soars ahead of talks See in context

Rice.

9% of Japan's rice is imported, most of that from California.

So how does your claim fit this:

Japanese trade restrictions make it near to impossible for many US products to make it to the market here!

Imported rice is subjected to a very high tariff. Other countries including the USA do not have the same level of tariff.

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Posted in: Do you support so-called “quota systems” to achieve gender diversity by promoting women to senior leadership positions in companies? See in context

I think that a person should be selected on their ability to perform in the role.

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Posted in: Japan's trade surplus with U.S. soars ahead of talks See in context

Japanese trade restrictions make it near to impossible for many US products to make it to the market here!

Can you give a few examples?

Rice.

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Posted in: Aichi Triennale Art Festival receives 770 threatening emails See in context

770 emails? After the first fifty or so and nothing happens it's probably ok to ignore the rest.

the show must go on !

The show is going on with the statue removed. Intimidation seems to work in Japan.

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Posted in: Hanged killer still provoking human rights debate 22 years after execution See in context

I agree with the death penalty in principle, but what worries me is the way confessions are obtained in Japan.

Japanese kaw is seriously flawed in this respect.

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Posted in: Short look See in context

Japanese Imperial Flag

There never was such a thing as a Japanese Imperial flag.

Fair point Mister X. Perhaps the editor means Rising Sun Flag.

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Posted in: Short look See in context

The woman on the photograph is carrying a Japanese Naval Ensign , not a Japanese Imperial Flag. Note the 2 : 3 ratio of the image of the sun.

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Posted in: Seoul businesspeople taking critical look at anti-Japan rallies See in context

There you go everybody

*an official academic analysis of Japanese Textebooks from*

( hold on, paste and copy, (Maruzen bookstore).

What academic journal did you publish again?

How did you come to the whitewashing conclusion again?

@peppy kids

To clarify, the origional copies would have been approved by Japans Ministry of Education.

I never said that I have published an academic journal, regarding Japanese history.

Read the books and draw your own conclusion.

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Posted in: Seoul businesspeople taking critical look at anti-Japan rallies See in context

There you go everybody

an official academic analysis of Japanese Textebooks from

( hold on, paste and copy, (Maruzen bookstore).

What academic journal did you publish again?

How did you come to the whitewashing conclusion again?

@

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Posted in: Seoul businesspeople taking critical look at anti-Japan rallies See in context

Ex_Res

Yes, and I have seen Japans revision of history too.

Are you an editor for Japanese text books?

Have you personally read Japanese history text books?

Can you give the thread the list of MEXT approved whitewashed textbooks?

thank you

The textbooks I have are official and for Junior High School students. I have read them (although I have never been an editor of Japanese history textbooks).

Should you or anyone require copies of these, I would think that Maruzen bookstore in Nihonbashi would have copies, but I am not sure.

Thank you.

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Posted in: Seoul businesspeople taking critical look at anti-Japan rallies See in context

This SK college student's lack of historical understanding really shows what biased revisionism taught in the SK school system can do.

Yes, and I have seen Japans revision of history too.

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Posted in: Moon offers olive branch to Japan to end trade dispute See in context

When will Japan join hands with northeast Asians for a prosperous homeland ?

@Akie. I remember many years ago the the UK joined the EU, I overheard two teachers talking.

I remember one saying "it's sometimes bad enough to get 2 people to agree on anything, let alone 9. Little did we know that the EU would grow to 28.

I hope that Japan and SK resolve these issues, truely.

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Posted in: Moon offers olive branch to Japan to end trade dispute See in context

I think that President Moon is behaving in a very statesman like manner.

(After all, before s civil court case each party is usually given the opportunity to try to sort things out amacably).

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Posted in: Emperor expresses deep remorse over Japan's wartime actions See in context

It appears that the new emperor understands history, as his father does....

It's a pity that he does nothing about it. I think that there was an golden opportunity at the end of his fathers reign to put all this to bed, but the opportunity was missed.

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Posted in: Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine for war dead See in context

The old dudes dressing up in WW2 uniforms is a bit bizarre though.

If I was a tourist passing, and saw that, I would assume that it was part of a film set being prepared for a movie production.

My queston would probably be "Whats the new movie going to be called and whats it about"?

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Posted in: Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine for war dead See in context

Why not just keep any cememony regarding WW2 war dead confined to Nippon Budokan. (15 August)?

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Posted in: U.S. to send Pence to emperor's post-accession ceremony; Prince Charles also coming See in context

Prince Charles also coming ? OMG.

As first in line to the throne in Britain, of course he will attend. Not sure what OMG is suposed signify.

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Posted in: South Korea marks 'comfort women' memorial day See in context

No criticism was made to Japan.

What SK doesin it's own jurisdiction is SK's business.

Curious as to why this artical is in the politics section and not the international section.

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Posted in: 1-year-old boy dies after being hit by car driven by father See in context

That's one reason there's backup cameras on vehicles here in America.

I have often said that sensor technology is a way to reduce this kind of accident.

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Posted in: 1-year-old boy dies after being hit by car driven by father See in context

I feel very sorry or the family, especially the boys father.

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Posted in: Relatives commemorate victims on 34th anniversary of 1985 JAL jet crash See in context

I remember this as if it were yesterday. There was disquiet in the weeks that followed that the offer of assistance was turned down by the authorities and more lives could have been saved.

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Posted in: South Korea to remove Japan from preferred trade list See in context

25 years ago, while enjoying a beer with a Japanese friend, my friend said that he would never, ever buy anything that was from Korea.

And I know people who would never buy a Japanese car. It's called personal preference. Your friend wasn't part of a country wide Korean goods boycott.

His exact word was ANYTHING. (Not a specific thing such as a car or a camera).

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Posted in: South Korea to remove Japan from preferred trade list See in context

Japan is not noisy. There also has been no non-buying campaign against South Korea. Korea is only unilaterally calling out.

25 years ago, while enjoying a beer with a Japanese friend, my friend said that he would never, ever buy anything that was from Korea.

(I was showing him my new Samsung camera).

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