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Posted in: Germany urges Japan to deal honestly with WWII past See in context

JoeBigs, tried hard to defend the undefendable? Simple-minded?

If only things where that simple. Quote from Bloomberg:

"Visitors say they have every right to honor the 2.5 million other Japanese war dead celebrated at Yasukuni; they compare the shrine to the U.S. war cemetery at Arlington.

This is dangerous nonsense. Yasukuni is ground zero for an unrepentant view of Japan’s wartime aggression. During World War II, the shrine served as the “command headquarters” of State Shinto, a religion that deified the emperor and mobilized Japanese subjects to fight a holy war at his behest. The private foundation that runs Yasukuni only added the 14 most controversial “souls” -- surreptitiously -- in 1978.

The shrine’s political mission is on blatant display at the adjacent Yushukan museum, run by the same foundation. There, the Class A war criminals are portrayed as martyrs. Japan’s war in China is supposed to have suppressed banditry and terrorism, while its invasion of the rest of Asia is represented as a war of liberation from Western colonialism. Missing from the extensive exhibits are any mentions of the Rape of Nanjing, the awful experiments conducted by Unit 731 on prisoners of war, or the suffering endured by tens of thousands of “comfort women.”

The museum presents a selective and sly reinterpretation of Japan’s shared history with Asia -- one that is antithetical to reconciliation, convinces few Japanese, and offends neighboring nations that endured the brunt of Japan’s imperial aggression.

Politicians who insist that they are only paying tribute to those who died for their country when they visit Yasukuni are not telling the truth. If that’s all they wanted to do, they could walk five minutes down the road to Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery, which is, like Arlington, Japan’s officially designated war cemetery."

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-12/abe-should-end-the-war-over-yasukuni-shrine.html

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Posted in: Germany urges Japan to deal honestly with WWII past See in context

Abe and his party are the ones to ensure Asians not to forget or forgive. How silly can that be?

First, by breaking the decade long agreement with China to leave the islands alone and nationalized the islands, then declared there is no dispute.

Second, by visiting the shrine knowing it would provoke hard feeling in many countries that suffered from Japan's past atrocities, while using the reactions to stir up Japan nationalism and militarism.

Third, In addition to his eye-rolling shrine visit, Abe claimed ignorance earlier last year on another incident - the famous Abe's 731 military jet photo to remind Asians of Japan famous Unit 731. Unit 731 based in Manchuria was a biological and chemical warfare unit that killed tens of thousands of people mainly Chinese in the most horrific of circumstances. They made Dr. Josef Mengele look tame. If anyone thinks this may be an unfortunate mistake by Abe, it should be noted that Abe's grandfather was part of the government in Manchuria at the time and was charged as a war criminal.

Who has been the provoker?

Also, when Japan wants to resolve the island disputes with Korea and Russia, well, good luck. You reap what you sow.

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Posted in: Japan to buy stealth fighters, drones and submarines See in context

Ignorance is boundless, and politicians would sell their souls for power and greed.

http://original.antiwar.com/john-v-walsh/2013/02/25/shenzo-abe-does-dc/

".... The Armitage/Nye paper discloses the real schemers in this matter. Both China and Japan will lose in such a confrontation with one another. The only winner will be the U.S. Empire, "leading from afar."

Watch out on sock puppets calling for wars (with their own ulterior motive) on this board so that people in the East can kill each others, while the Empire would make a great fortune and watch the East burns. Divide and conquer is the norm since the Empire can least afford to pay for wars both in $$$ and its own people casualty.

Be wise. Asia is for Asians. Peace will ensure prosperity for all.

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Posted in: China launches first moon rover mission See in context

Don't be sour grapes. A nice person would share the joy of neighbour.

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Posted in: U.S. Treasury chief sees TPP deal by year-end See in context

The introduction of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by America to engage Asian countries for trades? How ignorant. Be aware what it means..

One of the scary aspects of the leaked TPP content:

Although TPP has been branded as a "trade" agreement, the leaked text shows that "TPP would limit how signatory countries may regulate foreign firms operating within their boundaries, with requirements to provide them greater rights than domestic firms. The leaked text reveals a two-track legal system, with foreign firms empowered to skirt domestic courts and laws to directly sue TPP governments in foreign/TPP tribunals. There they can demand compensation for domestic financial, health, environmental, land use laws and other laws they claim undermine their new TPP privileges."

In other words, TPP tribunal can overrule independent country trade policy and foreign firms can demand compensations while ignoring the country trade policy. Want to guess who will be controlling the tribunal? Any countries that sign on such Partnership are plainly ignorant and deserve to be doomed.

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Posted in: Aso compares Senkakus dispute to Falklands See in context

USA betrayed the terms specified in Japanese unconditional surrender, and unilaterally handed China territory to the defeated Japan as appeasement in order to make Japan as a tool for it to exercise imperialist hegemony over Asia with agreed to military base in Japan. Now USA is running around Asia in its evil intention to create fracas and rivalry amongst Asian nations and uses Asian nations for its fear of losing world hegemony by rival China.

China knows territory disputes and historical bickering are hard to resolve, therefore it took a pragmatic approach to deal with those difficult issues, Deng Xiaoping proposed to shelve the disputes and co-develop the disputed areas with claimants in 1978.

Yet China conciliatory approach is taken by the claimants as weakness, with the predatory imperialist USA backing embarked on encroaching China territories aggressively with armed forces and cold war style propaganda.

The game is on. The question is: who will benefit the most? Japan, China or the world warmonger, USA?

It is a 'no win' for Japan even if the case will be heard at the ICJ. If ICJ judges that grabbing territory as war loot is acceptable, then similar judgement will go against Japan for its claims on Takeshima Islands/Dokdo and Northern Territories/Kurile Islands against South Korea and Russia.

Let's also not forget that China is the biggest market for Japan in Asia and growing. Use your brain and not your emotion.

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Posted in: Japan seeks biggest defense budget rise in 22 years See in context

'Chinese vessels into Japanese waters'? Correction, they are disputed waters.

China needs not take any action other than waiting for Japan to self destruction with continuous Fukushima leak. Abe is a warmonger from the family of war criminals. He prefers weapons than saving lives.

The inability to fix Fukushima leak after so much elapsed time by a so called wealthy and highly tech country and the self denial on the extent of the leak just make Japan a laughing stock of the world.

Remember the ocean affected is a 'shared' one, not owned by Japan. Take your responsibility seriously.

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Posted in: Japan unveils biggest warship since World War II See in context

Owens, hoping other will come to your rescue? Country is for country interest. Country will only fight when/if their own interest is at stake. International relationships 101.

Have you ever learned to stand on our own feet? I guess not.

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Posted in: 10 workers exposed to radiation at Fukushima nuclear plant See in context

Japan is still polluting the Pacific with its nuclear waste.

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Posted in: Japan, Russia to hold talks on territorial dispute on Aug 19 See in context

Hypocrisy is alive and well.

Surely, right to negotiate on territory administrated by others disputed by Japan, but when the contrary happens, there should absolutely be no dispute whatsoever.

And to the ones who criticize minority policies of other, ones should look at one's own backyard on Ainu, Okinawans and people of Korean decent in Japan.

http://www.hrdc.net/sahrdc/hrfeatures/HRF56.htm - Japan’s minorities yet to find their place in the sun.

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Posted in: U.S. says differences remain after TPP-linked talks with Japan See in context

TPP is much more than a trade agreement. TPP can dictate and overrule domestic or local laws and hands out judgements on disputes. Bottom line is who controls TPP? Partnership is in name only.

Details of the discussions are kept secret. Why? Because they are afraid people would know the detailed terms and conditions that they will be subjected to with TPP through the consent of their corrupted politicians.

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Posted in: China must stop making threats in maritime disputes: Panetta See in context

USA betrayed the terms specified in Japanese unconditional surrender, and unilaterally handed China territory to the defeated Japan as appeasement in order to make Japan as a tool for it to exercise imperialist hegemony over Asia with agreed to military base in Japan. Now USA is running around Asia in its evil intention to create fracas and rivalry amongst Asian nations and uses Asian nations for its fear of losing world hegemony by rival China.

China knows territory disputes and historical bickering are hard to resolve, therefore it took a pragmatic approach to deal with those difficult issues, Deng Xiaoping proposed to shelve the disputes and co-develop the disputed areas with claimants in 1978.

Yet China conciliatory approach is taken by the claimants as weakness, with the predatory imperialist USA backing all of them embarked on encroaching China territories aggressively with armed forces and cold war style propaganda.

The game is on. The question is: who will benefit the most? Japan, China or the world warmonger, USA?

It is a 'no win' for Japan even if the case will be heard at the ICJ. If ICJ judges that grabbing territory as war loot is acceptable, then similar judgement will go against Japan for its claims on Takeshima Islands/Dokdo and Northern Territories/Kurile Islands against South Korea and Russia.

Let's also not forget that China is the biggest market for Japan in Asia and growing. Use your brain and not your emotion.

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Posted in: Abe: China radar-lock on Japan ship 'dangerous' See in context

Be smart, be well, folks.

Who will be the beneficiary if there is a war between Japan and China? Think.

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Posted in: Obama arrives in Japan for APEC summit See in context

“Good will visit”?

What a joke!

Obama is touring to create jobs for Americans and to sell weapons. He is also there to stir up dust among Asian nations and ensure America world dominance continues, this time with other’s money.

India just inked a 10-billion dollars deal for America. If Japan does not like to be called irrelevant by U.S. media, time to pay up.

There is no true friendship between nations. Nation own interest always prevails. Dependency on America has a price to pay because you will always be secondary to America interest.

“It (Japan) still remains a very strong state in the region and a "buffer" state between Russia and China in the one side and USA in the other”.

Sure, being the buffer state will always get the first hit.

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Posted in: Anti-China protests held in Tokyo See in context

I am impressed by a number of posters here that are capable of deeper analysis and putting themselves in other’s shoes.

I am also appalled by so many posters that have the tunnel view that I am right and you are wrong.

Anyone would believe in an “edited” version of a video shown many weeks later is naive or ignorant.

Anyone who believes that America is on your side is laughable. America is only for American interest frequently at the expense of other countries. Conflict between Japan and China will harm both countries but benefiting America, 2 birds in one stone.

China is calming her people and Japan is instigating anger among her people. Can you see the differences?

Learn from EU to have a strong East Asia alliance for mutual benefit.

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