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Posted in: Japanese police to use new holsters to prevent disarming of officers See in context

CrickyToday  07:29 pm JST

Yes revolvers 5 shot .38 caliber Mitsubishi copy's of Smith & Wesson 38s

Mitsubishi has nothing to do with the standard J-Police issue revolver the New Nambu M-60. Shin-Chuo Industries started manufactig in 1957 at the behest of MITI, Ministry of International Trade and Industry which existed from 1949 to 2001. They are based on S&W J and K frames but then just about any revolver of any worth is.

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Posted in: Californian student remains in detention 8 months after breaking lamp in Tokyo bar See in context

Sorry,,,but the kid's an idiot. I hope he learned his lesson. And yea, he makes us look bad. Alot of people have punched cops in the US. And they haven't been lucky enough to just be detained. Serve the sentence, pay the fine, come out smarter than when you went in.

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Posted in: S Korean navy top brass cancels visit to Japan amid strained ties See in context

SaikoPhyscoToday  10:16 am JST

@Ossan.... good, you've then proved my point.... thanks.

I have only proven that your statement that "Japan invaded Korea" is factually incorrect. You're welcome.

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Posted in: As nations turn on Maduro, Venezuelan leader parades with military See in context

Seth MToday  09:50 am JST

Looks like the Russians already have troops and warplanes there. Another Syria in the making?

I don't think there are any troops. Russian mercenaries from the Ward Group.

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Posted in: Craft sake takes experimental turn in U.S. as popularity grows See in context

Same thing that happened to sushi is going to happen to sake. American creations based on the original but new and different.

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Posted in: S Korean navy top brass cancels visit to Japan amid strained ties See in context

SaikoPhyscoToday  08:59 am JST

@Ossan.... you're looking at History from the point of view of countries outside Korea itself. The Treaty was never approved / signed by the Koreans.

Yes it was. Here is the Treaty signed by both Prime Minister Yi Wan-Yong representing the Empire of Korea and Resident General Viscount Terauchi Masatake representing the Empire of Japan.

http://international.ucla.edu/institute/article/18447

To claim that a treaty that was signed by both nations "was not signed" is ridiculous. This is not a matter of "point of view" it is a fact.

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Posted in: S Korean navy top brass cancels visit to Japan amid strained ties See in context

SaikoPhyscoToday  06:53 am JST

If you ever wondered why Japan invaded the Korean peninsula in the first place...

This part is factually inaccurate. The annexation of 1910 was legal, internationally recognized and involved no battles between Japanese and Korean forces. As a protectorate and part of the Japanese Empire, all Koreans were granted Japanese citizenship. There was no "invasion".

"The Japan–Korea Treaty of 1910, also known as the Japan–Korea Annexation Treaty, was made by representatives of the Empire of Japan and the Korean Empire on August 22, 1910.[1] In this treaty, Japan formally annexed Korea following the Japan–Korea Treaty of 1905 by which Korea became a protectorate of Japan and Japan–Korea Treaty of 1907 by which Korea was deprived of the administration of internal affairs."

The United Kingdom had already acquiesced to the annexation of Korea by Japan, via the British connection to Imperial Japan via the Anglo-Japanese Alliance of 1902.

The United States had also sanctioned the annexation of Korea by Japan, as per the Taft-Katsura Agreement."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan%E2%80%93Korea_Treaty_of_1910

The last time Japan "invaded Korea" was under Hideyoshi in the 1500s.

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Posted in: Amid tensions with Japan, S Korea to boost world awareness on wartime sex abuses See in context

YubaruJan. 27  07:12 pm JST

Minami Chosen 南朝鮮.

When has anyone ever heard SK be called Minami-Chosen.....like never!

You really don't grasp what I am saying. Japan calls ROK- Kankoku 韓国 (Short for Dai Kan Min Koku 大韓民国) because that is what ROK wants.

I am saying Japan should no longer respect ROK's wishes, and call them Minami Chosen 南朝鮮(South Korea) like the rest of the world does. Yes, the whole world calls them South Korea.

Perhaps your inability to understand Japanese is the problem here?

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Posted in: S Korean navy top brass cancels visit to Japan amid strained ties See in context

Moon needs the usual South Korean Japan hating to turn the nation's eyes away from it's economic problems and his tanking approval rate. He also needs the Japan hating to sell the idea to Kim Jong Un that both South and North Korea are "one race" to advance his aspirations for a peace treaty. The 2018 South Korean Defense White Paper for the first time did not declare North Korea as the enemy. Meantime, North Korea's constitution remains worth a preamble declaring the goal of unification of the Korean Peninsula under the Kim regime. The Defense paper also does not mention Japan as a ally. Moon has advanced animosity towards Japan to a level unseen before, and I do not see any possibility of ever repairing SK-JPN relations again.

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Posted in: Amid tensions with Japan, S Korea to boost world awareness on wartime sex abuses See in context

YubaruToday  10:43 am JST

*First and foremost, stop calling them Kankoku (韓国). Call them Minami Chosen(南朝鮮)just like the rest of the world does.*

The rest of the world calls them( 南韓国) South Korea, not Minami Chosen(南朝鮮), and never, ever, make the mistake of calling someone from North Korea as being from anywhere other than 朝鮮 Chosen, because they will get awfully mad at you if you do!

The rest of the world calls the ROK "South Korea" ie; Minami Chosen 南朝鮮.

Your Minami Kankoku 南韓国is "Southern ROK". That is not what the rest of the world calls the ROK.

The rest of the world calls the DPRK "North Korea", ie; Kita Chosen 北朝鮮.

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Posted in: Japan says S Korean claim over radar lock-on baseless; breaks off defense talks See in context

The argument that the SK vessel could not understand the English spoken by the P1 is ridiculous. First off I've heard plenty of Koreans speaking English over the years to know they don't speak English any better than the Japanese themselves. Secondly, both the Japanese and SK military are sufficiently proficient in English to carry out routine exercises with the United States. But then every excuse SK has given so far is ridiculous. What is SK's motivation here?

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Posted in: Japan may accept Russia peace pact if it can get back 2 of 4 disputed islands See in context

quercetumToday  09:25 pm JST

Aren’t these islands covered by Article 9? Why doesn’t Japan defend her territories.

The Soviets invaded these islands immediately after Japan surrendered by announcing acceptance of the allied demand for unconditional surrender in August 1945. Article 9 of the Constitution did not come into being until 1947.

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Posted in: Japan eyes informal multiparty talks over Sea of Japan name dispute See in context

Why does the entire world have to write "Sea of Japan (East Sea)" or "Sea of Japan/East Sea" just to please this childish and pointless demand by one mentally challenged country? Besides, English is not SK's national language so perhaps the entire world should always write "Sea of Japan (동해)". Let's see long that lasts.

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Posted in: Japan-U.S. ties in deep uncertainty as Trump enters 3rd year in office See in context

JJ JetplaneToday  01:16 pm JST

the U.S. has stronger ties to Korea than they do with Japan.

Please explain what are you using to measure "stronger ties"?

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Posted in: Russians protest any Kuril islands handover to Japan See in context

Cogito Ergo SumToday  08:48 pm JST

At their peak, the Japanese conquered, occupied , pacified, administered and utilized resources from the colonies. Were it not for the defeat it's hard to argue that they'd have willingly gave them back.

The fallacy here is that you are predicting an outcome based on a hypothetical history that never happened. Whether territories "taken" by any country are returned or not depends on great many circumstances which can not be predicted. Therefore one can not reach any such conclusion. But I believe it's fair to say that every nation will only give up such territory if there is something to be gained from returning it, whether it be in the short run or long run.

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Posted in: Russians protest any Kuril islands handover to Japan See in context

JoeintokyoToday  09:59 am JST

Accusations of "cherry picking" always occur when factual evidence is presented to substantiate a position or comment. And the reader has no response.

Hardly. You chose only the info from that article that supports your argument, ergo, cherry picking.

Of course people choose evidence that supports their position. Not those that are against it. A forum is not a place to post an enormous explanation of all views to an issue. The issue is what countries support Russia's view.

The issue is not black and white. For example, Russia never signed the Treaty of San Francisco, so they believe they have a right to the Kurils under the Yalta agreement...

The Cairo declaration made clear the following;

-"They covet no gain for themselves and have no thought of territorial expansion. "

- "It is their purpose that Japan shall be stripped of all the islands in the Pacific which she has seized or occupied since the beginning of the first World War in 1914, and that all the territories Japan has stolen from the Chinese, such as Manchuria, Formosa, and The Pescadores, shall be restored to the Republic of China. Japan will also be expelled from all other territories which she has taken by violence and greed. "

The four islands in question became Japanese territory through negotiation with Russia resulting in the 1855 Treaty of Shimoda. It certainly preceeded 1914 and was never stolen nor taken by violence or greed. Yet the USSR violated every aspect by taking Japanese territory that was exempt for the purpose of territorial expansion, after Japan announced acceptance of unconditional surrender.

For this reason, the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Parliament consider these four islands to be Japanese territory under Russian administration (occupation).

So rather than rehashing perpetual arguments, please simply list what nations recognize Russian ownership of these four islands.

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Posted in: Russians protest any Kuril islands handover to Japan See in context

JoeintokyoToday 09:13 am JST

@OssanAmerica

Talk about cherry picking from that Wiki page.

Accusations of "cherry picking" always occur when factual evidence is presented to substantiate a position or comment. And the reader has no response.

How about you post what countries support Russia's position. And you can even "cherry pick" the list.

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Posted in: Russians protest any Kuril islands handover to Japan See in context

300-500 people aren't a big crowd by any means. They can demand and protest whatever they want but this is Russia. And what Putin chooses to do is what will happen in Russia.

"If Russians are against giving back any territory but Putin decides it is in his interest to do so, the commentator says, then Russia will give it back; and if they shift and show a willingness to give back territories belonging to others but the Kremlin leader is opposed, then this won’t happen as long as he is in office."

http://russialist.org/moscow-said-using-polls-to-prepare-russians-for-giving-the-kuriles-back-to-japan/

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Posted in: Russians protest any Kuril islands handover to Japan See in context

Osaka_DougToday  08:25 am JST

as recognized by USA

Where did you find this information?

"The United States recognizes Russian-held islands off Japan’s northernmost main island as belonging to Japan, a U.S. official said Wednesday, speaking in connection with Russian military drills conducted in the disputed territory earlier this week."

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/14/national/u-s-recognizes-japans-sovereignty-over-russian-held-isles-official/#.XEUEvFxKi01

"European Parliament in the resolution “Relations between EU, China and Taiwan and Security in the Far East”, adopted on July 7, 2005, called on Russia to return to Japan the “occupied” South Kuril Islands."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuril_Islands_dispute

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Posted in: Japan eyes informal multiparty talks over Sea of Japan name dispute See in context

This is another example of SK's chip on the shoulder mentality and possibly the most inane example. Just exactly what would SK gain if the world renamed it "East Sea"? A sense of gratification that they "beat Japan" at something? Even though it was not Japan that named it. The other countries that surround it, Russia and China call it Sea of Japan or Japan Sea. The rest of the entire planet calls it Sea of Japan and have no problem with it since the name does not connote ownership by Japan, any more than the Gulf of Mexico is owned by Mexico. Perhaps most importantly, if SK were demanding that it be renamed "Korean Sea" at least that would make some sense. But the name "East Sea:" makes sense only to people standing on the Korean Peninsula and nobody else. In China the name "East Sea" -Dong Hai 東海 refers to the East China Sea. The sea east of China is the Yellow Sea. No matter how you look at it it's a ridiculous self centered stupid claim.

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Posted in: Russians protest any Kuril islands handover to Japan See in context

cla68Today  07:02 am JST

I understand that about 30 years ago Russia offered to give two of the islands back if Japan promised to concede the remaining two to Russia permanently. I think Japan should have taken the deal.

They couldn't without upsetting the return of Okinawa from the U.S. Now they don't have that issue.

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Posted in: Russians protest any Kuril islands handover to Japan See in context

Considering Russia's territorial issues around the world, looks to me like the Russian Right Wingers are a bigger concern than Japanese Right Wingers.

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Posted in: Abe, Putin on collision course over islands See in context

Japan's position on the four Southern Kurile islands have nothing to do with Japanese right wing. Are those who keep bringing this up saying that the US, UK are Japanese Right Wing? Let's get a clue.

And those saying the islands should be returned to the Ainu - Ainu are Japanese citizens. Just as Native Americans born in the US are American citizens.

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Posted in: Top U.S. Navy officer urges China to avoid confrontations See in context

Chucky138Jan. 20  10:32 pm JST

Where was the Chinese communist party defending their Pacific maritime zone in WW2?

Go read up history book or google it, there wasn't any CCP country at all.

The CCP was founded in 1921. They did not take complete power until 1949. The Peoples Liberation Army was originally founded in 1927. Until the Japanese invasion in 1937 they fought the Nationalist forces under Chang Kai Shek.

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Posted in: Abe, Putin on collision course over islands See in context

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Posted in: Japan to release new evidence on S Korea's radar lock on plane See in context

Ex_ResToday  10:02 am JST

But not with SK because small countries have big egos.

South Korea may be a small country, but at least it has a sense of justice.

Really?

"South Korea has never acknowledged the historical claims, yet continues to demand apologies from Japan for its use of ‘comfort women’

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2182848/women-raped-korean-soldiers-during-vietnam-war-seek-seouls

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Posted in: Abe, Putin on collision course over islands See in context

"It is unpopular in any country to give up even small amounts of territory, but in Russia it would be especially so today given the difficult domestic situation."

Of course. Russia (6,599,921 sq.miles) is the largest nation in the world, with dearly double the area of the next few nations; Canada (3,854,083), China ( 3,746,887), United States (3,617,827).

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Posted in: Japan to release new evidence on S Korea's radar lock on plane See in context

Agreed. Under normal circumstances such an announcement would likely lead to the other party making a better effort to resolve the issue. But not with SK because small countries have big egos.

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Posted in: S Korean court orders another Japanese firm to pay for forced wartime labor See in context

SJJan. 19  04:13 pm JST

Regarding the photo in this article, I do not see any problem. Nowadays, civil demonstrations in the street tend to become a kind of cultural festival in S. Korea,

This in a nutshell is why South Korea continues to pass on anti-Japan sentiment from generation to generation. Young people who have no first hand experience or unbiased knowledge of Korea during the colonial period keeping the flame of hate alive. This is why South Korea, despite it's advances, will never be a forerunner or leader in East Asia.

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Posted in: S Korean court orders another Japanese firm to pay for forced wartime labor See in context

KabukiloverToday  11:26 am JST

Thank you for the information OssanAmerica. This information, however interesting, is still off the point as far as this article goes.

It is smack on point as far as the accompanying photograph is concerned. A bunch of young South Koreans dressed up as IJA soldiers...despite the fact that many Koreans served in the IJA.

About the little girl in the photograph, which has been the subject of much off the point vitriol.

You have to be sick to see anything “disgusting” in this.

You have to be sick to not see anything disgusting in involving a young child in a hate demonstration.

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