gas07lisa comments

Posted in: Abe defends ministers' visit to Yasukuni shrine See in context

@smithinjapan

*HokoOnchi: "The Shrine attempts an explanation of what is going on at its own website."

Yeah, and no doubt it's unbiased.*

Biased? It is a religious website. There's no such thing as bias when it comes to religious belief.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Posted in: Abe defends ministers' visit to Yasukuni shrine See in context

@smithinjapan

Visiting a shrine and wishing Japan to be like before WW2 to repeat ancestors, are two different thing. Visiting the shrine may be disrespectful to war victims in other Asian country, true. But it doesn't mean Japan is not accepting defeat and trying to repeat history.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: S Korean leader warns Japan against shift to right See in context

Recently people condemn Japan for shifting right, but I think those people are not looking at whole picture. Japan has been doing same as what she has been doing for more than decades. They have been going to Yasukuni shrine two or three times in a year and patrolling Senkaku islands by self defence forces, before China and Korea started to complain. What changed is that when Democratic Party of Japan was in power, Korean/ Chinese government started to take more aggresive act than they used to be. (e.g. ships going to Senkaku island and mass anti-Japanese movement when captain was arrested, Korean leader stating that Japanese emperor cannot visit Korea unless he apologizes, Korean leader stepping foot on the island in dispute) Japan is not shifting towards right but she is either doing same thing or corresponding to neighbors, and now the neighbors are condemning Japan for being aggresssive.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Posted in: 168 lawmakers visit Yasukuni shrine See in context

Some people commented visiting this shrine is a campaign to gain popularity but I don't think so. I think the way Japanese people think is like "we don't care about this shrine but since it seems to cause troubles, leave it alone" In 2009, Democratic Party of Japan said in advance that they wouldn't be visiting shrine but they won the election anyway. I don't think it changes popularity.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Posted in: Abe vows to expel by force any Chinese landing on disputed isles See in context

well, I think, for Japanese this is not about patriotism, this is purely island issue. Even the Chinese document stated the island belonged to Japan, until 70s when researchers found there was natural resource. For Japanese it's like China suddenly claiming Okinawa is theirs because it was once in ancient history. That is why unlike Takeshima/ dokdo, Japanese government stance is that there is no such dispute on this island. On the other hand I see patriotism from China, because every time something happens with the island they go out burning Japanese flags using terrible language and sometimes destroying Japanese-owned buildings and government doesn't do much about it.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Posted in: Hiroshima A-bomb re-enactment dropped from U.S. air show See in context

GW,

I think it makes sense that they had to set up non-governmental organization to compensate because if they compensated as government, it will just ignore the treay in 1965, which states that compensation from Japan related with WW2 is officially done. Japan recognizes that there were comfort women, but what they don't know is the number of those who were forced by Japanese military and those who weren't forced but earning money and making living. Comfort women become an issue 50 years after war so there's no way to know who was forced and who wasn't, other than confessions. That is why people have different opinions in Japan and some politician apologized but some denied. I do think that Japan should make it right for those comfort women but at the same time I think Japan is in very difficult situation.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Hiroshima A-bomb re-enactment dropped from U.S. air show See in context

GW, Whenever I talked to Koreans they didn't seem to know about problems regarding compensation, and this person "wtfjapan" didn't seem to know about it, so I brought it up. If that was a common knowledge, then never mind, but what I'm wondering now is, if it was, why do people always say like Japan didn't compensated? I would have no argument if he (wtfjapan) didn't bring compensation like that and said, like, Japan has problems in regards to sincerity and attitude.

and my point earlier was that Japanese' purpose of talking about A-bomb is not to be seen as "innocent victims" or ask an apology from US. I agree Japan don't talk much of Nanking and other crimes they committed. But still, it doesn't change my point. When people talk about A-bomb, they sure, talk about how devastating it was, but they also talk about how it made end to imperialism and changed society dramatically, in a good way. It really is not to victimize Japan or blame US. They hate the bomb but people don't really put blame on US, or not only US, I say.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Pop culture subcommittee formed to show world ‘Cool Japan’ See in context

and it is those Otaku/ geeks who spend much money buying things!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: Pop culture subcommittee formed to show world ‘Cool Japan’ See in context

It is only a government or people who are doing this promotion who think that is ”cool" (and they needed something to promote). Even in Japan, those who are really into idols like AKB and animation are seen as Otaku (geeks). There are some good animations like Ghibli and comic books that are popular by majority like "One Piece", but people don't really see other Otaku culture as something cool.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Ladies, don’t be disappointed with your Sagawa delivery man's looks See in context

I'm young (24), I have a job, I have some hobbies, I have friends to go out with, and yet I still looked forward to seeing Sagawa Man making deliveries to my house, because he was handsome, in good shape, and polite. I kind of wished making friends with him but he doesn't make deliveries to my house anymore. One can have a life with jobs and all the things to keep in mind but still enjoy an eyecandy.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Posted in: Hiroshima A-bomb re-enactment dropped from U.S. air show See in context

wtfjapan: "end of the day Japan Germany lost what they started and they need to get over what happened, getting an apology/ compensation from America for the A bomb is about as far off as Japan giving apology/compensation for the Asian comfort women."

Japan has apologized to some of the war crimes and compensated for comfort women in 1965, but Korean government didn't give penny to them and instead government used all the money for other purposes, that's why people believe they were never compensated, even though the money that was paid was more than what Nazis compensated, which they often compare with Japan. With the treaty in 1965, Korean government agreed they would no longer ask for more compensation, that is why Japanese government today doesn't want to compensate.

No one sees Japan as "innocent victims", even the Japanese don't think themselves as, they are not asking for an apology/ compensation from US. You see from anti-war movies in Japan that they criticize war and Japanese imperialism. People talk about A-bomb not because they want to look like victims, but because they are the only example of this particular weapon.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites


©2022 GPlusMedia Inc.