The former mayor (who passed away in December, weeks after allowing this statue) was of Chinese descent.
His father fought the Korean War.
It looks like he had an agenda.
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It doesn't prove anything.
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Never going to matter.
1-If 0.001% of the S.Korean go against it, the current president will tell Tokyo that the atonement/Money is not enough.
2-The future President (after the current one) will renege on the Treaty and ask for a new one.
This will never end. Let it go and let the Koreans fend for themselves in the future.
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The man, who ended up using 14 of the 20 cartridges in the pack
In less than 24 hours? Mercury or not, this poor man was headed to an early grave.If this unfortunate event doesn't stop him for smoking, I don't know what will.
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The Japanese government has begun discussing how the Self-Defense Forces would respond to a military conflict on the Korean Peninsula.
Why? Is this why Abe wants to change the Constitution?The Japanese should mind their own business and let the Koreans fight among themselves. Unless their really want the same Koreans to come around and accuse Japan of killing their fellow countrymen and ask for reparations.
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So the Japanese had to fork the money to private schools whose priorities are to teach / preserve the language and culture of their #1 enemy who swore to destroy their country?
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2800 Letters? Couldn't send emails? Killing with swords? This pathetic loser seemed pretty stuck in the Middle ages in his modus operandi.
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Visit for what? Ratify another treaty that will be rescinded in few weeks because the Korean people are not "emotionally" ready to accept it?
Those fake smiles are irritating.
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A little background of the Mayor Edwin Mah Lee:
His parents immigrated to the United States from Taishan, Guangdong Province, China in the 1930s. Lee's father, Gok Suey Lee, fought in the Korean War.
This should explain a lot.
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I pray he get the same treatment from his cell mates .
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why Japanese Labor Laws such a joke? At this rate, Dentsu can let few hundred employees die every month.
It seems cheaper to work them to death apparently .
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Unless they build an IKEA next to it, I am not sure they will recoup their investment.
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So much for 'protect and serve'.
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When it rains, it pours.
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Meryl Streep? The same actress who is a staunch supporter of Roman Polanski the convicted rapist? Hypocrite Hollywood mouthpieces love to pick and choose, I see.
Americans made their choice.Time to accept it and move on.
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The truth is out.
So Seoul allowed the activists to put the statue back up but plead ignorance when Tokyo decided to recall the diplomats claiming there was nothing they could do to stop said activists.
Refund and no more accords!Japan already paid 50 years ago. Let's all move on.
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Beijing has repeatedly urged Japan to show greater repentance for World War Two atrocities and the two sides have a festering territorial dispute in the East China Sea.
Every time the Chinese don't get what they,they feel the need to remind the world of what happened last century.
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Are they going to nullify every treaty signed with Japan? No wonder The Japanese are so tired of this back and fourth. Korea already got the apology and compensations 50 years ago. Time to get over it.
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And This coming from the same CIA who "found" weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, created ISIS and helped Hillary destroy Libya and wreck havoc in the Middle East?
Stop blaming the Russians with no proof. The Democrats lost the elections because their candidate was arrogant and lead a weak campaign with no real message. Own it and move on.
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“China is willing, along with the international community, to fully and completely enforce Security Council resolutions, and opposes unilateral sanctions imposed outside the framework of Security Council resolutions,” China’s Foreign Ministry cited Wu as saying.
Since when? I really needed a good laugh today. I doubts these words were uttered by a Chinese representative.
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**>"The blasphemy controversy erupted in September when a video circulated online in which Ahok criticized detractors who argued the Quran prohibits Muslims from having a non-Muslim leader."
“I’ve been called to defend Islam,” she said. “As a Muslim, I feel guilty if I refuse a demand to defend my religion. I believe Ahok insulted the holy Quran and it’s hurt us!
Holly cow! Is this really happening in the 21st century. They just proved Ahok's point with the whole hoopla. If you are not one of us (If you are a christian),you are surely against us.
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I like the idea. He didn't hurt them physically,he just exposed their sorry selves. At least everyone will now know how awful these bullies were in their youth.
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" Why wasn't I invited to sit at the table? I want to be friends too! I am important too you know.Don't you see that I matter? I do matter. Right? Right? Somebody!"
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Speaking through a Punjabi interpreter, an immigration official quizzed the Singhs about their lives.
Not to be heartless but after two decades in Japan,the parents still need interpreters?
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He denies the allegations yet call them his friends and was close to few of the men in charge. Let him go back there to live happily ever after. Don't send them a ransom when they finally decide to turn on him.
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YubaruSEP. 02, 2016 - 06:58AM JST Nice photo op, BUT it would be even nicer for Japan to accept more of these women and children who are left without spouses or a life as refugees in Japan. Dont just throw money at the problem as Japan is known to typically do, but help them get their lives back! Give them a future!
They don't have to come to Japan to have a future. The Japanese government is already doing a great job donating $1.6 billion to help them in the refugees camps and better their lives in the countries where they belong.
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"Enraged' by his wife and decided to hurt his baby instead? Someone,hand this tough guy the"father of the year" award please. And send him to jail.I hope he gets a taste of his own medicine there.
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