Mitsuo Matsuyama comments

Posted in: Uniqlo operator reports record annual operating profit See in context

Japanese companies in Korea also have plants in other countries. What define the percentage of profit is what occurs in other countries.

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Posted in: Uniqlo takes plunge in uncertain India retail market See in context

Well...Lets wait and see what will be the result. Hopefully Uniqlo can be succeed in India as well. I think Uniqlo would be very succeed in Argentina and Portugal.

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Posted in: S Korea lodges protests over Japan's defense report See in context

It would much easier to take this case on judgement.

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Posted in: Jobs in Japan for S Korean graduates dry up See in context

Some weeks ago in all social pages there were South Koreans with nationalistic sentiment saying that Japan would be the country that would loose more with this thing, but after reading these two threads(yesterday about Nissan pulling out fro Korea and this one) looks like Korea has more to loose on this.

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Posted in: Nissan mulls pulling out of S Korea, Financial Times reports See in context

According to Korea Herald, the economic situation in Korea is bad. Young people are getting hard time to find jobs in Korea.

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20190728000088

People says that both side will loose, but in this case I see that SK tend to loose more because it affect the jobs of those who works at Japanese companies.

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Posted in: Nissan mulls pulling out of S Korea, Financial Times reports See in context

Looks like the tendency of this "boycott" thing is Japanese companies leaving South Korea since there is nothing there that will bring profit for them and move to other countries like Vietnam, Malaysia, etc..

The question that I have is in case of this thing happen, who will take full responsibility for providing jobs for S. Koreans who work for those Japanese companies? How they will manage this problem? Life is hard in that country now with 9.2% unemployment rate, what can we say about the future of that country without those companies?

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Posted in: Seoul, Busan pass bill to boycott 'war crimes' Japanese firms See in context

If those who did business with those Japanese companies boycott those companies, such action will drive them to leave South Korea and many people will lose their jobs as well.

Before arguing that SK will replace those companies, have you guys asked yourself if such companies can offer the same job with higher salaries than the Japanese one's? Just remember that Korean companies don't pay as much as Japanese companies do. How about the quality of goods and work environment? Wont it make Korean get revolted against their employers after all?

According to what I heard the unemployment rate in SK came to 9.2% what is the highest (before this Japan-S. Korea thing start). I wonder how SK will survive if Japanese companies leave South Korea. Keeping national pride can be in certain way a good thing, but if you don't think about the overall situation, your country may have bad consequences from this action.

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Posted in: K-pop and kimchi: Tokyo's 'Little Seoul' shrugs off spat See in context

I'm glad these people are enjoying their lives here, and glad Japanese are still enjoying K-pop more than J-pop,

So for you loving Japanese songs is something wrong?

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Posted in: S Korean lawmakers visit disputed islets as Japan tensions mount See in context

Of course both sides has the tendency to lose in this situation, but we should remember that SK depend on J-Investment a lot. If J-government decides to invest less in that country, thing will get worse in SK.

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Posted in: S Korean lawmakers visit disputed islets as Japan tensions mount See in context

Even if this islets were theirs, such visit made by their lawmakers will not help to improve relations with Japan.

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Posted in: Peach Aviation 1st Japanese carrier to drop S Korea flights See in context

So far the media has informed us that demands from SK are low, but how low is this demand? It would be interesting to know this information because the way the media is telling sounds like nobody in SK is interested to travel to Japan when actually it is obvious that not every SK citizens think the same way.

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Posted in: Scrapped intel pact draws U.S. into deepening S Korea-Japan dispute See in context

I'm not in S.K, but I feel that SK is facing social, financial and political problems. Whenever those problems happen politics use Japan as a way to distract her people from domestic issues.

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Posted in: South Korean leader says Japan dishonest over wartime past See in context

Even if it were a retaliation, Japan has still the right to take any country from its white list out.

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Posted in: S Korea summons Japanese ambassador as export trade curbs take effect See in context

Until 1998 anything relate to Japanese culture was banned in South Korea. I don't know for sure, but the time to ban every type of Japanese culture is becoming real each time.

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Posted in: S Korea summons Japanese ambassador as export trade curbs take effect See in context

I agree with Alex80. The S. Korea president is making great effort to be more closed to China. But I don't think this choice will be good for Korea at all.

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Posted in: S Korea summons Japanese ambassador as export trade curbs take effect See in context

I wonder if countries like Mexico, Brazil and Indonesia which is not part of so called white list countries are crying like a baby for not be part of Japan's white list country.

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Posted in: S Korea to tighten inspections on waste imports from Japan See in context

Looks like SK is going back to 1980s and 1970s when Japanese goods was banned for political reasons. Gradually such thing is happening. I would not be surprised if Japanese entertainment and anything that portrays Japanese culture be banned again by those politicians.

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Posted in: Seoul businesspeople taking critical look at anti-Japan rallies See in context

I think Choe needs to study a little harder at school and learn that Japan had nothing to do with the splitting up of the Korean peninsula after WWII. He can thank the UN/US/USSR for that.

Unless he attend other country school, he will not be able to learn what you taught since in SK the anti-Japanese education is the only thing that kids learn.

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Posted in: Seoul businesspeople taking critical look at anti-Japan rallies See in context

Well...it is not surprise to hear that. The JT itself some weeks ago showed an article where ordinary SK citizens didn't agree to Mon administration.

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Posted in: Japan-S Korea rift may change regional economic, security structures See in context

Personally I don't think Mon has the intention to give up his pride. If he really wanted good relation with Japan, he would cause trouble for a thing that was not harming Korea since Japan didn't stop exports to SK. From my point of view, I think his intention is to join to NK and PRC. Now if someone ask if such thing will be good for Korean people, I would tell that just the time will tell if such move was a good thing or not. Personally, I don't think it will good to Korean citizens.

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Posted in: Japan-S Korea rift may change regional economic, security structures See in context

Talking about SK, Mon is in a situation that he has to choose between keeping his pride on or accepting he was wrong. Based on last thread SK has not gotten support neither from the US, neither from WTO. If we considered such facts, thing in the peninsula can be worsen. Boycott is going on in many part of SK, but until when Mon will be able to deceive those people? I say that because comments from facebook and even youtube there are Koreans who already are questioning Mon administration and start to doubt the reasons behind this "pro SK thing". The number are few, but it is starting to grow the number among them. There are even a discussion filled with insults from SK users toward SK citizens who don't agree and neither support Mon administration.

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Posted in: Japan-S Korea rift may change regional economic, security structures See in context

It seems to me Trump is in a situation that he has to choose what country he should support. NK or Japan? If he is smart enough, he will go Japan's side. Now if he keeps trying good talks with Kim, such move will not have great success.

We all know that Kim has no intention to change his way of thinking, so it is obvious such attempt to improve relations with North is a waste of time for sure.

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Posted in: Pompeo voiced support for Japan over wartime labor issue: sources See in context

Kono san said so himself, the 1965 Treaty only covers property claims, has nothing to do with damages claim.

Regardless of what this 1965 covers, after many decades has passed, do SK citizens really need this money again?

Can't SK citizens overcome their hardships that they say suffered during colonial times by their own?

If money and apology were such necessary thing, why did you reject the 1965 and 2015 agreement?

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Posted in: Pompeo voiced support for Japan over wartime labor issue: sources See in context

From the moment SK government wanted to involve the US on this problem, they admitted they as government were not able to deal with this situation that they created for themselves.

Such relation problem would be resolved if the SK government had admitted their wrongdoings committed during 2004 till 2019 where 156 cases of illegal exports to North Korea were made( things that SK minister acknowledged ).

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Posted in: South Korea marks 'comfort women' memorial day See in context

The two countries in 2015 agreed to "finally and irreversibly" settle the protracted bilateral row, with Japan issuing an apology to former comfort women for their suffering and providing 1 billion yen ($9.5 million) to a foundation meant to help the victims financially.

Thanks for this detailed information. Through this one new questions can be discussed here like:

If Koreans want Japan to apologize and compensate them, why are they asking for same thing even after this agreement be proposed? Unless the SK government wanted to refuse in order to keep her people from domestic issues, I don't see any reason to refuse such agreement.

If Koreans don't want 2015 and 1965 agreement and don't accept apologies from Japan, so what they actually want?

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Posted in: South Korea marks 'comfort women' memorial day See in context

@Mitsuo - This is brought out time and time again. Former Korean president Kim Dae Jung offered apologies as well as $19 million dollars in funds in the early 2000s.

So if this is true, so I can say that it is a very similar way Japan did in 2015. Japan apologized and made agreement in that year offering a great amount of money to Korea. Based on your comment I can conclude such demand made by Koreans today doesn't make any more sense.

If she(Korea) reject such agreement, so it is her problem only politely speaking.

Taiwan also has its own version of 'comfort women' statues. They are nowhere near as vocal as SK, as they are too busy focusing on China. All of those countries you mentioned has much lower numbers of victims than SK

It doesn't really matter if they have their own version of "CW". The question remains: Are you not strong enough to move on? Taiwan and the Philippines decided to move on, how about Korea?

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Posted in: South Korea marks 'comfort women' memorial day See in context

That's silly, no one is asking individual Japanese people to apologize.

Hello! Yes, but when I ask this, I was basing on comments made by Koreans on YouTube and blogs demanding The Japanese(citizen) to apologize for what our ancestors did. When I was in US to study English long ago I met some Korean student and they always tried to mention past things to me and by doing so I asked this question and they just kept silent as if their argument was gone. So I interpreted it as "someone who wants me to apologize". If the problem was just regarding government, I don't think they would talk that way. But maybe it was just my impression since English is and was not my first language.

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Posted in: South Korea marks 'comfort women' memorial day See in context

Why do I need to apologize for what people did in the past when actually I was not even born?

Have those who are demanding apology from Japan apologized to Vietnamese who were humiliated during the Vietnam War?

Regardless of being sincere or not, are you not strong enough to move on like Taiwan, the Philippines, and Indonesia for instance?

Do you really need someone to apologize to move on?

That is are some simple question to reflect. I myself don't see the act of apologizing a thing that is a very important thing. If I think of several people who made wrongdoings to me and didn't apologize, I will not have a life. After all, life is short and taking your short time to express hate to other country is a waste of time because this same time you could expend making a good relation with your Japanese friends.

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Posted in: Japan urges caution for citizens traveling to S Korea See in context

nigelboyToday  11:44 am JST

If anyone cared about reading the Foreign Ministry website, they reference certain incidents since July such as parking a vehicle near embassy and then setting it on fire and several students entering Japanese consulate in Pusan demonstrating.

This is also in addition to the several planned demonstrations scheduled all across cities in the next few days, namely the recently established comfort women day (8/14) and their so-called liberation day the day after.

The place is very scary with the above. At least the Foreign Ministry has done their job.

Thanks for information. So it means Japanese citizens were aimed. That is way regrettable.

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Posted in: Japan urges caution for citizens traveling to S Korea See in context

kurisupisuToday  12:18 pm JST

This is so laughable!

The suggestion that Japanese people are at risk is farcical.

Firstly, Where is the proof?

The reports that Japanese have been attacked or injured?

It is just an advice to prevent some risks of attack or someone get injured. Nobody got till now, but the probability to happen exist.

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