Airlines should have onboard breathalizers visible to all and require crew be tested before takeoff.
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Welcome to Women’s Active Museum on War and Peace
In this summer of 2005, which marks the sixtieth anniversary of Japan’s defeat in WWII, we are opening the Women’s Active Museum of War and Peace.
After the Women’s International War Crimes Tribunal on Japan’s Military Sexual Slavery was held in 2000, we began dreaming of a museum where all the Tribunal records and materials related to the so-called “comfort women” issue could be preserved and made available to future generations. The passion of the late Yayori Matsui, then chairperson of VAWW-NET Japan, was the driving force that led us to realize this dream. In June 2003, we established the NPO “Women’s Fund for Peace and Human Rights” and launched our “Raise 100,000,000 Yen Campaign” for the museum with an initial support fund from Yayori’s legacy.
The Women’s Active Museum of War and Peace is a place where the reality of war crimes is recorded and kept for posterity. We come here to remember historical facts about “comfort women,” and to listen to their stories. And we raise our voices and say, “Never Again, anywhere in the world.”
More than a decade has passed since the women survivors of Japan’s military sexual violence courageously began to speak out. Their stories have challenged us in many ways. They have taught us that war crimes are never rectified unless the State faces its crimes; that a genuine apology and promise to prevent recurrence from the State is an absolute necessity; that in order to overcome the past we need to keep the memory of past aggression alive, and pass it on to future generations.
Here in Japan, there are those who deny the fact of military sexual slavery, and try to evade responsibility for it. But however vigorously they may seek to deny them, historical facts can never be erased.
Please listen to the voices of the women survivors. Come and join us in asking why these things happened and are still happening, and in thinking about how we might work together to bring about a non-violent world where peace and equality are realities rather than dreams.
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Mina Watanabe doing a good job god luck persuading the rest of Japan to follow her lead.
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@Dango bong Today 07:12 am JST is this a uniquely Japanese thing? What is the rate of drinking penalties for Japanese pilots compared to their counterparts from other countries? It seems like it happens a lot here but then again this is a local news..
I have read there is a high level of alcoholism in pilots and doctors worldwide, probably in other occupations too.
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I guess Koreans aren't familiar with the term "jurisdiction."
And the Japanese understand jurisdiction? LOL. Japan recently announced if its citizens smoked marijuana in foreign countries where it is legal, they would still be violating Japanese law and be considered criminals.
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I agree with all commenters above who feel Japan should pay up and learn to atone for its past crimes against humanity, to be fair USA and all other nations that started wars, conflicts, overthrew governments, had slaves and colonized other nations should make reparations and begin lifetime of atonement.
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I have never understood the concept of getting a prison sentence then suspending it.
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omotenashi at work
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Posted in: I believe we, as Japanese nationals, should respond with all of our hearts by fully backing possible military action or revisions to the Constitution that will enable it should the Abe cabinet decide on such a course to recover abduction victims and demonstrate Japan’s sovereignty. See in context
when war breaks out I know who's side I will be on
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in my youth in the 70s I taught English at JAL to pilots and CAs none exhibited excessive drinking habit maybe times have changed
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i devote my life to their getting justice fear not
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Dear Korean Ladies I promise I am dedicating my life to make sure the world knows and never forgets what the Japanese did to you and all of Korea.
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LOL great anecdote you can treasure.
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USA system - You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to have an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you by the court. With these rights in mind, are you still willing to talk with me about the charges against you?
Japan does not have Miranda, regardless of what the law says you have no rights whatsoever. Police can and do lie in reports, fail to implement due process, destroy or don't lift a finger to procure evidence, victims and perps have no recourse. You wanna try and sue Japanese Gov't about it, good luck!
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some reports from friends who have been detained - detainee can be subjected to 24/7 round the clock interrogations, 24/7 lights on in cell, police can enter the cell at any time remove futon bedding and force detainee to remain standing, can force detainee to do unsanitary chores like cleaning all the toilets without gloves.
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@Osaka_DougToday 10:16 am JST
I guess fairness is not a word to be used in this judicial system.
Absolutely correct! FYI Judges in Japan are not independent but simply appointed bureaucrats worried about their jobs. They seem not to be able to justify their decisions which are often based on "feelings" rather than specific laws.
Precisely. Japanese Judges and their back office teams can ignore irrefutable evidence medical reports everything and base their decisions on their extremely limited viewpoint. They are in no way qualified to handle cases involving foreign plaintiffs or defendants.
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When I moved to Tokyo in the 70s was a trim young pro musician not bad looking living in Roppongi performing nightly with famous singers had women all around, some were older and very kind bless their souls. The ladies of Japan are its true diamonds.
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Outstanding achievements! The 61-year old actor holds a master's degree in chemical engineering and was on a Fulbright scholarship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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I say remove Japan from being US ally status.
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says it all - More than a dozen people have died due to disease or suicide at immigration facilities since 2007. At the Tokyo immigration bureau this year, staff were found to have not provided treatment to a Turkish man for about one month, even though he had complained of pain after undergoing an appendectomy.
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every Japanese person I have asked agrees Japan needs a revolution but all are afraid to be its leader
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Here's the way it works - When one nation or group dominates another by brute force the conquered are ordered to do this and to do that, they are terrified to resit. If they do they / their family will be punished or killed. So, to survive they agree under duress to do all sorts of dastardly actions. For the aggressors later to say ' See how the vanquished cooperated and worked for us' is total rubbish - but former aggressors and blockheaded types don't want to hear this so it's a waste of time trying to get them to change minds.
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I'd like to have all airlines show breathalyzer test results of cockpit crews on onboard movie screens before takeoff.
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excerpt from S Army interrogation Report No.49
On the basis of these false representations many girls enlisted for overseas duty and were rewarded with an advance of a few hundred yen.
The girls were DUPED, deceived, lied to.
It is apparent some people will never change their minds no matter what irrefutable evidence is presented and some believe that 2 or more wrongs make a right.
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Yeah this really sounds like legit work
Early in May of 1942 Japanese agents arrived in Korea for the purpose of enlisting Korean girls for "comfort service" in newly conquered Japanese territories in Southeast Asia. The nature of this "service" was not specified but it was assumed to be work connected with visiting the wounded in hospitals, rolling bandages, and generally making the soldiers happy. The inducement used by these agents was plenty of money, an opportunity to pay off the family debts, easy work, and the prospect of a new life in a new land, Singapore. On the basis of these false representations many girls enlisted for overseas duty and were rewarded with an advance of a few hundred yen.
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