Courtesy of Wiki:
In January 2005, the South Korean government disclosed 1,200 pages of diplomatic documents that recorded the proceeding of the treaty. The documents, kept secret for 40 years, recorded that the Japanese government actually proposed to the South Korean government to directly compensate individual victims but it was the South Korean government which insisted that it would handle individual compensation to its citizens and then received the whole amount of grants on behalf of the victims.
......South Korea agreed to demand no further compensation, either at the government or individual level, after receiving $800 million in grants and soft loans from Japan as compensation for its 1910–45 colonial rule in the treaty.
No wonder Korea refuses to go third party arbitration. LOL.
Korean government should NOT BE TRUSTED. Japan has been manipulated by Korea for 50 years. Good on Abe to stand up to them.
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I can't figure out if this man should be considered patriotic or just a plain idiot.
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Their office looks nothing like what we are used to seeing in hollywood movies. Looks more like a high school computer classroom
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This picture is so typical of Japanese bureaucrat. Old men that probably doesn't know how to rotate an PDF file.
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The question should be, is the word Kimono even allowed to be trademarked? I think this is over blown. Just because someone trademarks the word Kimono doesn't mean no one else can use the word.
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I cant figure out what is so wrong with this. It is a sign that Japanese culture is spreading and appreciated. Not everything has to be authentic and correct. She clearly has respect and appreciates Japanese culture to use it on her brand.
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There is no room for leniency in the defendant's motive for gain," said Presiding Judge Satoshi Shibayama
But the 2 and half year sentence was suspended for 4 years....suspending the sentence is showing leniency.......
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A parade of bunch of nobodies... American's future isn't looking too good right now
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Why not take him to court? Why save it for decades and then write it in her book to publish? Oh right money..
I hope she takes legal actions against him cuz Trump is a uncontrollable idiot that's gonna destroy the world.
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Funny how everyone here is on Ghosn's side. It must be a racial thing!! Ghosn must be right and Saikawa wrong?
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This never made sense to me..why would Japan help develop the islands to take back from Russia? If those islands develop, its value goes up and more the reason for Russia to not return the islands.
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A Chinese person name Ben is better received in the US than someone name Xin Yuan. Applies to every country.
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Chip StarToday 07:01 am JST
Does the treaty only prohibit claims against the Japanese government? That's pertinent information that should be included in the article.
Yes....thats how important treaties are and must be respected. Wars have been eneded, countries losing or gaining vast land, all from one treaty.
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I've always been curious, does Japan have the right to unilaterally close the Miyako Strait to foreign navy? or Is there some sort of UN rule that states it must be open for passage?
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Look no further than the popularity of AKB. It is selling sexuality of under aged girls to lonely pedophile... Please do something about it.
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Tony GToday 04:24 pm JST
Is this even a crime？
Abandoning a ill person to die is definitely a crime.
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Endangering the lives of hundreds of passengers and the max penalty is only 3 years?
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Please stop. Its embarrasing!
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sensei258Today 06:50 am JST
Don't give me that visitors manners crap. There are plenty of Japanese who have no manners. If I start citing all the examples I experience everyday, the monitors will delete my post
You have lots of anger pent up in you. Your new life in Japan not doing so well?
The fact is that the proportion of tourists with bad manners is much higher than an average Japanese. A lot of it has to do with the fact that tourists are unfamiliar with the rules here (like talking on the phone in the subway). Not always their fault but its the truth..
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If being called a baldy or stupid is gonna tick him off, it's a good thing hes not a youtuber..
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smithinjapanToday 10:57 am JST
stormcrow: "A bigger source of concern are all of the land grabs and territory being annexed by Russia and China."
Like what? When was the last time either did either.
What kind of rock do have u been living under?
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he noticed the air hose at the last minute but was unable to apply the moped’s brake in time.
It takes a minute to bring a moped to a stop?
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kurisupisuToday 08:28 am JST
I’m starting to feel that Japan is becoming a very progressive country!
You are sugarcoating the situation. This country is full of lonely men addicted to anime and AKBs...
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People are so dumb. Its such a easy solution. Give Trump Casino the gambling license to build a casino in Tokyo. Guarantee all trade talks will go smoothly!!
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Let those old men rest and enjoy the rest of his life in peace. They are being used as a political pawns by the Korean government.
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Just because it's tradition, it doesn't mean it should be allowed today.
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TigersTokyoDomeMay 16 04:36 pm JST
Japan and Iran have always had good diplomatic relations. Israel and the US should learn from them.
Trump is going to lead us all into a global war for the sake of his next election.
Only because Iran has lots of something that Japan doesn't have ; )
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