Imagine if Japan's airplane is patroling over Takeshima. Koreans will say "stop Japanese military aggression" all over the US trying to get the support in pressuring against Japan. But when Koreans do it, they have the every right to provoke Japan? Hypocrites.
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@mizu no too
As a matter of fact, the US cities have been cancelling the Hiroshima Nagasaki exhibition. Even in San Francisco. Japan wasn't protesting boycotting US goods or any political activism going on.
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The problem has been sk's aggressive politicization of comfort women exhibition. It has become political activism and not merely an art because the way they do it is to demand money by bringing up the past as if Japan is still doing the same thing. It may work in NY or LA but not in Japan. If you truly want to exhibit "art" then leave ugly political activism out. Again, sk caving into US demand of military contributions in billions of dollars has nothing to do with Japan. You cannot make Japan pay just because sk politicians can't say no to the US.
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I am all for the comfort woman exhibition but sk needs to stop demanding money by using this past event as their righteous reason for it because it is not. Their current short coming has nothing to do with Japan.
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Abe doesn't need to be building rapport with Trump personally. I'm glad he didn't blame Iran of oil refinery attack in Saudi. Yet Japan doesn't have to commit to denuclealization of North Korea. Good idea to meet with Kim face-to-face and build a ra]org with him. That's how nuclear weapons irrelevant. Stop listening to the US especially the current admin. Japan should use the wisdom of it's rich history, too.
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It's time to discuss the future of Japan with nuclear power plants in this ever changing climate. More cities get sunk in the water in the rain, we have always been and will be on the ring of fire, it's sucidal to have 52 nuclear power plants. It's like waiting for another disaster to happen. We do not have the solution for the melt-down, no body can say that there will be no accident again after our disastrous experience of Fukushima Daiichi.
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Many Americans don't believe him. He never keeps his words. Only, that he is fixated on the wall.
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Japan should have a better relationship with China and Russia, the neighbors. Japan will not get the isles as long as the US military bases everywhere on Japan niclear weapons aiming at Russia.
Whose idea was it to invade Manchuria and Korea in the first place? Whose idea was it to start war with Russia?
Too bad Japan had been used as the first terrorist state in the region.
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There are huge differences between the government and average citizens on both sides. Right now, the governments are having problems but the citizen’s opinions on both sides are not necessarily shaped by the government’s stance.
Not true. Have you seen South Korean activists in big cities in the US? They have been screaming out loud that they want Americans to help them stop the "Japanese aggression" and "the use of comfort women" today. Many Americans believe that such practice is still going on and Koreans are the victims therefore they would never lie or harm others. That's the propaganda working at common people's level. We just had a comfort women awareness musical going on for a week in Los Angeles, combining with the complaints about "Japanese economic oppression". They also work with New York school boards to change the name of Yakeshima to East Sea in favor of Korea. Seriously, this is not just the government. Don't undermine the aggression coming from common Koreans.
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It's not Japan who started this. It's the Supreme court of sk and a series of outright protests inside and outside of Korea against Japan all these years.
Why does any tech company want to hire a South Korean person at this point? He or she may betray the company to drain the information to sk tech companies or they might demand compensation for not liking Japanese ways then go to international community to "expose" how Japanese company men would treat them in "war time abuse". I mean, sk government and the activists have been demonstrating such accusations everywhere in recent years. Hiring a sk person is like a liability.
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Eww, US farmers need to have dignity and stop using Monsanto and bad peaticide. US produce? No thanks.
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Japan needs to ban this flag. As a Japanese person, I have a problem with authority actively exhibiting this flag. Considering Japan's behaviors in the past, it is beyond insensitivity, rather, outright offense.
Still, sk needs to stop bundling issues. It's annoying. Step aside and let us breathe.
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Yeah right. lol Sounds like Korean.
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I despise what Sk government under Moon and crazed activists have been doing to Japan lately but I still communicate the same/friendly with Korean friends as always I have been and I purchase at Korean goods at Korean markets. I do not boycott or hate Koreans just because SK does so. I wasn't raised to hate Koreans. You may think that Japan hasn't done enough to teach the past but, the bright side is, Japanese never carried the hatred. Of course, there are some people who are discriminatory but most of us are not. Schools never taught us to hate. Government never propagated the hatred. It sucks to live with such strong hate toward others for decades and centuries. It really shows the bad leadership.
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I say this again and again, to display this comfort women statue while south Korean crazies saying "pay for events hapoened 100 years ago", "forget the fact that Japan has already paid", and "stop Japanese economic aggression" samultaneously orchestrating this "awareness" protests all over the US is not going to serve whatever that koreans are saying. The purpose doesn't seem like "putting the awareness in Japanese people". It seems more like "make Japan pay using pressure by Americans". Isn't it convenient to use the term "violation of freedom of speech" when you are doing things morally wrong?
If you truly want Japanese people to listen to you, STOP THE HATRED and STOP EXAGGERATING the current events. Japan hasn't done anything to you for decades. You feed your own hatred by doing what you are doing.
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Well with this, hopefully Japan will get one step closer to be able to defend itself, rather than having to rely on the US to defend them.
No one in Japan feels they are defended or protected by the US military. Japan pays more than 70% of US military cost of living. What have they done for Japan?
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Pay up, Gosn.
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All this over being removed from a white list, in which Japan gave multiple years for South Korea to sit down and discuss.
Oh, no, it started with SK sending the list of companies without descriptions or record (only names) simultaneously SK Supreme Court ordering Mitsubishi to compensate wartime victims (who have been paid) and ruled that 1965 agreement with Japan and reparation paid would be disregarded. All these attacks from all angles possible are only done by SK, like you stated. Ignorant American groups are calling for condemning Japanese "aggression" and changing the name of Sea of Japan to "the east sea"(Korean name for SOJ.
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Note that Japan is not acting as hit-for-tat despite Korean aggression. No demand (korea did it), no money, no service. But korea wants to make a stronger tie with Japan culturally? Pffft. Mental illness.
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A dozen South Korean activists protested outside the meeting venue, calling on Japan to compensate Koreans forced to work for Japanese firms during its occupation of the Korean peninsula from 1910 to 1945, and the use of "comfort women" in its wartime brothels.
There we go again. Some people don't want to accept apology but keep on living in hateful life.
If you hate Japan so much, stop copying everything.
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Japan has been too friendly with the US to get thise islands back. I can imagine Japan will be conducting coalition military fire drill on those islands, provoking Russia and UK ships will be floating around to exhibit its "presence".
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What is surprising is why isn't JT reporting what was on the news this morning about the physical attack on a Japanese tourist by a SK man.
@rgcivilian notice who are writing these articles. They only write what they want us to know. Sounds like many Koreans are against violence toward Japanese tourists but no one seems to be doing anything about it legally. Sky's supreme court ordered it's ok to violate the 1965 agreement and disregard the reparations paid by Japan so what can we really expect from such a country?
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"We once again urge Japan to refrain from further worsening the situation and sincerely respond to our offer of dialogue to restore relations," Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon told the meeting.
What in the world? Sk is the one worsening the situation. JT needs to tell the writers to keep up with the event because sk is doing too much tit-for-tat activities. I thought they were telling Japan to have a conversation with them to end this lunacy. Is that a blackmail? It all started with sk's violation of 1965 agreement ordered by its supreme court. Fix that, if you want Japan to respond to you. Japan has been exporting materials to the confirmed companies. Sk needs to straighten up with the companies in the importing list with their identities and purposes of getting the material. Japan is not asking too much. It's common sense.
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What is South Korea doing? It acts like a bridge to North Korea while demonstrating the military power in the fire drill with the US near birder then tattletell on North Korea. Seriously, are they crazy? Then they don't want to share intelligence with Japan while making a pact with North Korea on the common rnemy Japan as it terminates Japan from the treaty? For what? The sensitive materials that Japan was careful of sending because the list of companies may not have existed? Did Japan stop sending them to the verified companies? No. So who is at fault again?
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At any rate, South korea is the one violating treaties and agreements. Isn't it embarrasing to go to the international community to solve korea's anger management issues toward Japan? What has Japan done to korea lately?
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What a stupidity. Depending on other countries to dispose the centuries of hatred toward Japan onto people who have not repeated the mistake for 70 plus years. They have so much hate and anger than they can't find happiness on their own. So wants Japanese people to be miserable because koreans are indeed miserable.
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