Notice that they didn't state who LG stole those secrets from. But that's not the point being made here. South Korean companies attempts at corporate espionage are already expected, factored into R&D planning and to a certain extent, encouraged, to let them steal the "right" secrets. The last laugh is on the Korean companies though, when they (like in this case) start to compete among themselves like enemies rather than cooperate like Japanese companies.
Notice how you yourself also didn't state who LG stole it from? Perhaps you're confusing it with Chinese firms but Korean companies are leading in batteries at the moment.
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An alternative title to this article - "How to waste money and resource"
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Outlawing is a start but it won't change the mindset, the stigma, and cultural discrimination against the LGBT community. That takes years if not generations of open discussions and good education that sexuality is not limited to being straight.
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So despite every stakeholders saying "DO NOT DUMP IT INTO THE OCEAN!!!" they still decide to dump it.
The government claims that the radiation level has been treated but this also accumulates as you go up the food chain and eventually will end up on our plate at a dangerous level. The complete implications and consequences on our society and the environment is also unclear.
Don't forget - Japan had already dumped radioactive water into the ocean before and it was later found to have flown all the way to the west coast of USA.
The Japanese government should dump it into their own forest and lake instead of the ocean which will affect the entire world.
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Interesting... I feel like the US should be paying the hosting nation for allowing their army to be stationed there.
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Unfortunately radiation doesn't disappear overnight or in a few months or even in a few years.
It takes a really long time to break down and due to accumulation of radiation as you go up the food pyramid, it really isn't safe to eat anything from Fukushima even if it contains trace amount.
We all know the Japanese government is a blatant liar as observed from the way they fudged their COVID-19 numbers last year so I definitely won't be trusting their advice.
I hope these farmers can claim compensation or start anew in a safer area. Sad... but it's the reality of the situation.
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In Japan, it means to take no action
"I urge you to do something about this situation before it spirals out of control!!!!!"
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I wonder how fast some of these commenters will "get over it" if their families were raped and murdered, their royal bloodline ended, their culture destroyed, gun pointed at their head for speaking their language, and experimented as human test subjects?
5 years? 10 years?
Or maybe you'll remember it forever because you'll have STD from 100s of men that raped you on a daily basis? Or the tattoos that were forced on to your body whenever you disobeyed? Or that missing limb that was chopped from you being naughty?
Who are you to tell an entire nation to get over it? If you do a quick Google search into what Japan did during that war, you will NEVER forget about it.
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This is so unproductive by the Japanese government.
Obviously, Korea won't stop until it receives the proper recognition of the events of war and proper compensation for war victims (and rightfully so).
As Japan is the aggressor of the war, they need to do better than simply urge Korea to drop demands...
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It doesn't take much to realize low testing rate and slow actions from the government is a recipe for disaster...
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This just shows that even 1 rogue case can potentially spiral into another wave. Good thing Australia is acting quickly and taking it very seriously.
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Let me rephrase this for ya'll:
"Rich corrupt guy says bribery for other rich guys is not wrong!"
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There are literally comfort women still alive today, yet Japan will go around saying there was no such thing. Seriously Japan...if you're trying to save face, let me tell you that this is just more embarrassing and shameful than admitting to past crimes and providing closure to victims.
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Yes, I'm aware of that.
But what does Japan hope to get out of that? Is it for Korea to never speak of this event again? Is it to remove all statues of comfort women so people will forget about them?
As I have said in my previous comment, I think Japan wants Korea silenced (this is just my thoughts btw) and that in itself is the wrong approach.
Also, using the argument that saying x amount of apology is enough is not a good argument. As we are the aggressor, we should be prepared to say sorry as many times necessary if we were truly sorry. But it seems that we think there should be a cap to the amount of apologies that needs to be said for the murder of countless people, destruction of culture and ending their royal bloodline.
I'm ethnically Japanese myself so I want to believe that our government is doing what's best, but I can't help but doubt that our government genuinely feels sorry for what they've done and I don't think they ever will.
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Here's my 2 cents:
Japan seems to want to settle this and it's great they are directly asking Korea for their solution. However, I think what Japan wants in return is for silence around this matter. And that is where the issue lies. History shouldn't be covered up. By silencing the victim, Japan is not being apologetic. Until we own up to our history, this will never be resolved. I think a good example to follow is what Germany has done to acknowledge their war crimes.
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I will also make the swift decision to stay clear from Japanese seafood for the next decade.
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Those hackers are a fool! Don't they realize that everything is probably written down with pen and paper!
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Japan did some incredibly horrible things during the war, unit 731 comes to mind, but SK is not one to speak as they let crazy NK exist to threaten the entire world due to their lack of action.
Correction - They WANT to stabilize and even unite with NK. It's the larger global powers (US, Soviet Russia and China) that split the country in half. Global powers (especially Japan) don't want Korea to reunite because it will only make Korea even more economically powerful and competitive.
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As a Japanese ethnic myself who have many Korean colleagues at work, I have to say that my experience has been really different.
A lot of my Korean colleagues loved Japan, it's people and culture. They relate to Japanese people a lot in terms of mannerism and values. But one thing they dislike is how the Japanese government approached the Korea-Japan relationship. They know that their government has been corrupt as well, resulting in poor approach to the situation.
I know it's easy to hate from reading these articles, but hate on hate really doesn't improve anything. I wonder if any of the commenters above have Korean friends...
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Being gay is normal.
LGBT may not be as common as straight, but MANY people identify as LGBT and homosexuality has always been present throughout history and in other animal species.
Good on these people for fighting for what's right and they deserve to have the same privileges as any members of the society.
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Can someone please explain to me why so many people in this discussion are against the statue?
I thought the statue was to remember the victims and act as a reminder of the atrocities so that it can never be committed again in the future.
People say that Japan has apologized but what good is an apology if you're trying to silence the victims and stopping them from acknowledging the victims?
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How do they possibly think it's okay to pour any dangerous waste into the ocean? Just because it's in the ocean and out of sight doesn't mean it's gone... the radioactive water will harm local marine life and spread through the current to other parts of the world.
I still avoid Japanese seafood when possible because radiation takes YEARS and YEARS to breakdown.
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Is China trying to be the new world super villain? Cuz that's how you become a super villain.
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We are so ashamed and truly sorry for WW2 and what Nazi Germany has committed
Fighto and oldman_13:
Yeah nah, Japan said sorry! Even though Abe just tweeted that he visited Yasakuni shrine just recently. Get over it. If we said sorry once (despite our actions being complete opposite), you should never bring this up again. Like EVER. How hard can it possibly be to get over being raped by hundreds and hundreds of men and being beaten if you refused? Geeez.
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The remake is basically a CCP propaganda and Disney throwing all moral and dignity out the window for money.
They altered the story so that Mulan is protecting the kingdom (the government) rather than protecting her family and loved ones.
The movie also changed the messaging so that those born special and skilled can make it in life whereas others should just marry. This is a such depressing message to send out, especially to young girls watching this.
Don't even get me started on how the main actress supported the HK police oppressed freedom, or the movie being filmed near a concentration camp where Uighur people are suffering.
I'm glad this movie was a flop.
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