Crazy! Why posters call a simple crime and cheating racist? The obvious is clearly that this man tried to exploit foreigners because they are not familiar with the payment system. Simply a small and dirty criminal as they are existing all over the world. That is all.
And to those posters who immediately cry racist I need to say: My suspect is that these posters are shouting racist because a Japanese did it. A Japanese which gives these posters the symbolic opportunity to express their own deep racist hate against Japanese people.
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"Tokyo says its neighbors use history as a diplomatic stick to beat it with." Looking at the countless and never accepted apologies I can only say: Very true! Additional Chinas mafia regime needs this as a tool to unify the own people behind an enemy in order to avoid protests against the failures in the own government. Any further apology from Japan is therefore completely useless.
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There have been so many apologies from Japan side! But apologises need 2 sides - one side who apolgises and another who accepts! Since China and Korea for political reasons in order to keep this political tool in their hand to mobilise their own Population in troubled times it would not be wise to revise any apology at this moment. China is facing an economic meltdown and is currently in troubled time. Any revision would be therefore useless anyhow.
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I appreciate the idea as long as the intention of such memorial day is to support peace, human rights and to act proactive against any future war aggression from which side ever. Looking at this honorable motivation my doubts start immediately to grow, that this announcement is politically motivated and only directed against a certain country and not at all in order to promote and support peace.
An announcment like this made in a dictorship, whose regime is responsible for the mass killing of tens of millions of ist own citicen without any word of regret does also not make me confident that Chinas motivation is truely peaceful.
As long as above points are raising any doubts about the true motivation I do not support this idea.
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We had lots of the same kind of girls in Austria when the Americans, British, French and Russians arrived. They simply tried to take advantage in a general situation of supply shortage, I guess it was the same in Germany and elsewhere.
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I going to book with ANA to Tokyo next week. The commercial will have no influence at all for my booking, since ANA service is one of the best on the world.
I am going a step further: When I lived in China I was also called "longnose" and I called the Chinese "xiao-bizi" when kidding around. So what? I believe that the whole story has been escaleted by some anti-Japan writers, maybe even Chinese or Koreans, who do everything possible to harm Japan.
How many of the "shocked" comment writers here have Chinese or Korean ancestors?
Anyhow: Japanes, please make better commercials and involve your target groups into the concept. I promise, this would help, because this one is really useless. Your beautiful country's people are the friendliest in the world and deserve more attraction and visitors.
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Watched the ad again and again.... Only who wants to accuse ANA to be racist will do so, otherwise this is just a bad ad. Honestly spoken, I do not really understand it - so I will quickly forget it again and this is the least what a commercial wants to happen with it.
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I do not believe that Japan Needs this "help" from US, since thez haveown highly skilled professionals. The only reason for sending a NTSB guy to Japan is, to make sure that the findings are played down and not published without agreement of NTSB, in order to avoid another grounding of the B787 fleet and PR.distaster including hundreds of mllion USD damage for Boeing and the US aviation industry.
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Mr. Xie Xiaoyan, please also present the photos of tens of Million death people killed by Mao, the murdered and killed Tibetans and Uigurs, the 10000 annualy without a fair Trial executed prisoners, whos organs are then traded, the murdered students at Tianamen, etc. etc.
And this week Professor Ilham Tohti was jailed and accused crimes, because he reported about economical discrimination of the Uigurs in Xinjiang.
What kind of disgusting criminal regime is this in Beijing!
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It is a question of human rights that a country which is threatened by another one is allowed to defend itself. These basic human rights are fundamental part of international law and therefore the international community is not entitled to prohibit one country to exercise this basic right. Probably Article 9 should be changed accordingly, but touching the wording of the Japanese constitution would again fuel an eruption of polemic and hate in the emotionalized neighbor countries.
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I recently visited Israel and we discussed the situation with its Arab neighbours. From a military point of view there are interesting similarities. Both countries are surrounded by hostile developing countries, which do not accept the existence of a high developed democratic western nation in their midst.
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@Jaymann: Please explain why you would be afraid of a military stronger Japan and why you are not afraid about the rapidly growing military strength of China. We do not live in the 1940s or earlier anymore. Japan has developed to a western nation, highly valued, Japan is a today a democracy, recognized by the world, is contributing to many peace missions and is the biggest donator of developing aid to China and many other countries. China is governed by a regime, which killed millions in the past, which is still heavily suppressing people opinion and free education, still is a totalitarian regime using nationalism as a tool for power, drowned in corruption, very seriously violating human rights, in territorial conflicts with many of its neighbor states,… Of which country are you afraid of?
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There is not much Japan, US and Mr. Abe can do.
China needs something on which it can draw internal as well as external attention, due to its deepening economical crises. Mr. Abe and the US will be best advised to stay calm whenever possible, since this aggression is primary not against Japan, it is most of all a diversion maneuver. Replying with too much force and counter-pressure might be just what China's regime is waiting for.
Perhaps China’s depth and property bubble is just about to burst and threatening hundreds of millions Chinese with poverty and death - with the consequential potential of toppling over China’s regime. There are huge dangers ahead and Japan as the only high developed Asian nation for its own sake needs to stay out of any possible Chinese turmoil.
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