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Posted in: Japan, S Korea exchange protests over World Heritage nomination See in context

What, is Korea going to bring up “a Japanese guy’s photo taken in the 1950s”, build a statue of it, publish it on textbooks and even advertise it at Times Square?

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Posted in: More than 10 million in Japan have received COVID-19 vaccinations so far See in context

I think I heard Pfizer delayed vaccine allocation on to Japan due to how the virus was spreading so rapidly in the US and in Europe. Can someone elaborate this?

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Posted in: Harvard professor ignites uproar over Korean sex slave claims See in context

A lot of people don’t seem to understand how named professorship works...

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Posted in: S Korean sex slave survivor wants U.N. court judgment See in context

Lee Yong soo is possibly not a former comfort woman but a friend of one as was slipped by her former collaborator Yoon Mee hyang.

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Posted in: Elon Musk wants clean power. But Tesla's carrying bitcoin's dirty baggage See in context

Mobilizing a vehicle that weighs about one ton to carry one or two passengers isn’t the most clean solution to begin with...

Same with the hyperloop where people craze over an experiment carrying two or so people in a 500m track.

Elon’s magic perplexes people to think public transportation isn’t the most rational solution for lowering carbon emission and it is not even his most important mission to be carbon free as can be seen from this Bitcoin issue but also the development of spacex.

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Posted in: South Korean court orders Japan to compensate 12 former sex slaves See in context

People seem to forget that there were also a sizable number of Japanese comfort women. You can’t justify saying that all Japanese were volunteers but all Koreans were forcefully kidnapped, considering the prostitution culture in Korea prevalent at that time. Now, there are records where Japanese polices arrested Korean brokers who tricked some women to enter the industry, so we cannot deny some unfortunate folks had slipped in. After all, it was nearly 80 years ago and some checking standards were different then. This aligns with my question on why this comfort women issue were ignored for 50 years after the war. It’s simply because a sizable number did volunteer because of poverty and people knew about that.

I can understand how Japan made an apology because it does not align with the current standards of human rights. But they aren’t too naive to admit that the kidnapping were done by Japanese military. It’s not being insincere, it just doesn’t align with the records.

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Posted in: IHO OKs proposal that maintains exclusive use of 'Japan Sea' name See in context


there are no other contenders to S-23 as in the reference of the naming of the bodies of waters. Yes you are free to add names other than 18 and call it “Korea’s nuclear dumping ground” or whatever but most publishers would still refer to the monolithic legacy for the historic reference and have 18=Sea of Japan.

IHO’s mission isn’t about giving names to waters anyways. The UN is also in the position of using the de facto name.

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Posted in: IHO OKs proposal that maintains exclusive use of 'Japan Sea' name See in context

@Samt Basu

North Sea is located in the north/northwest of all neighboring countries except for Norway. But the etymology of Norway comes from north, so it’s not an issue for them. Even for Denmark which sometimes uses the term West Sea, has no large body of water in their north.

There’s too many East Seas in the Eastern Asian region, it’s located in northwest of Japan, and south of Russia so it will never work.

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Posted in: IHO OKs proposal that maintains exclusive use of 'Japan Sea' name See in context

@Samit Basu

No one is going to call the sea as No.18 just because S-130 says so, because IHO doesn’t dictate the names. People are going to refer to S-23 because there are no other contenders for the naming standards. At best we can say IHO stepped down from the naming conflict, and Korea failed to plug East Sea into some kind of a monolith.

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Posted in: More than 2,000 daily coronavirus cases reported in Japan for 1st time See in context

All these whiners here failed at claiming that Japan is hiding the figures back in March, and they are doing it again! Because they failed to analyze how Japan was doing different from the US and Europe, it took a while until people realized that wearing masks and 3Cs were the most effective solutions democratic countries can do. They should be held accountable for that.

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Posted in: IHO OKs proposal that maintains exclusive use of 'Japan Sea' name See in context

What IHO does is to issue guidelines for the nautical charts and technically does not dictate the names for the bodies of water.

yes people will refer to the “numbers” in S-130, but will remain to refer to S-23 when they need the names.

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Posted in: IHO OKs proposal that maintains exclusive use of 'Japan Sea' name See in context

This conflict is so stupid since the Koreans will never protest for calling the Yellow Sea the “West Sea” as they have called it for 5000 years or whatever length of fantasy history they have.

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Posted in: Suga says plan to release Fukushima water coming soon See in context

Most of the people here don’t even know that their countries also pump out even more tritium “contaminated” water if they actually operate a nuclear power plant in their country. They should be ashamed of their ignorance towards science. Dumping water is approved by IAEA, and there were even officials that drank the purified water back in 2011.

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Posted in: Suga won't visit S Korea without guarantee on wartime labor dispute See in context

What’s odd is that Germany never really did anything towards the Polish and Ukrainian women they abducted and forced them into the brothel while they are being pretty proud with intervening other country’s history.

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Posted in: Japan conveys objection to Trump's plan to add S Korea to G-7 See in context

As the saying goes, “too many captains will steer the ship up a mountain”, we won’t be able to declare anything against China if we have Korea inside.

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Posted in: S Korea to demand removal of Japanese sites from World Heritage list See in context

it incorporates testimonies from second-generation Koreans who live in Japan claiming there was no discriminatory treatment of Korean workers.

Seems like some people in this comment section knows a lot more about what happened there than the people who were actually there

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Posted in: S Korea to demand removal of Japanese sites from World Heritage list See in context

Remember, South Korea even posted an advertisement in New York Times and Times Square where they presented a picture of a Japanese worker and claimed he was a forced Korean laborer. That's the accuracy of the history they have.

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Posted in: Japan grapples with serving Fukushima food at 2020 Olympics See in context

People criticizing agricultural products from Fukushima being in the market have never even tried to look into actual data, or even have the educational background to understand the statistics

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Posted in: The high-tech materials at the heart of the Japan-S. Korea row See in context

Since the semiconductor market is shrinking this year, I am wondering what other semiconductor giants in Japan, US, and Taiwan think about this. If I'm in that position, I would definitely take advantage of this situation.

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