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Posted in: S Korean fishermen protest See in context

Contrary to public belief, this issue is not environmental or chemical, but psychological and political. Something unknown but dangerous will be released, and people would be quiet about it? More communication, outreach and education is required, especially by the Japanese government, to relieve the panic.

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Posted in: China mutes reaction to Zhao's Oscars as S Korea lauds Youn See in context

Last year, I was once surprised that many Japanese wondered why the director Bong exposes the dark sides of South Korea so vividly as in the semi-basement apartments.

China, North Korea and Japan are similar in considering movies as a kind of nationalist propaganda tool, which S. Korea also once did.

Prize-Winning ‘Shoplifters’: Japan’s PM Hates This Movie Because It’s Just Too True

https://www.thedailybeast.com/prize-winning-shoplifters-japans-pm-hates-this-movie-because-its-just-too-true

'Anti-Japan' criticism hits film director, researchers who keep gov't at arm's length.

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180730/p2a/00m/0na/008000c

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Posted in: Seoul court rejects wartime sex slaves' suit against Japan See in context

@M3M3M3

That's not exactly true. Universal jurisdiction can be invoked to criminally prosecute individuals for crimes against humanity, but not to award civil claims against states.

You and others have better cite sources supporting your claim. Your claim is simply fake, is easily refuted by the following single document:

https://www.courthousenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/WarmbierOrder.pdf

And study a little bit more on Japanese law regarding sovereign immunity.

Act on the Civil Jurisdiction of Japan with respect to a Foreign State, etc.

Act No. 24 of April 24, 2009

Article 10 In cases where the death of or injury to a person or the loss of or damage to a tangible object resulted from an act for which it is claimed a Foreign State, etc., should take responsibility, if all or part of said act took place in Japan and the person who performed said act was in Japan at the time it was committed, said Foreign State, etc. shall not be immune from jurisdiction with respect to Judicial Proceedings in which monetary compensation for the damage or loss resulting from said act is being sought.

第十条 外国等は、人の死亡若しくは傷害又は有体物の滅失若しくは毀損が、当該外国等が責任を負うべきものと主張される行為によって生じた場合において、当該行為の全部又は一部が日本国内で行われ、かつ、当該行為をした者が当該行為の時に日本国内に所在していたときは、これによって生じた損害又は損失の金銭によるてん補に関する裁判手続について、裁判権から免除されない。

http://www.japaneselawtranslation.go.jp/law/detail/?id=1948&vm=04&re=01

政府参考人(倉吉敬君) 確かに、ここに書かれているのは人の死亡若しくは傷害という、要するにいわゆる我々が日本法で不法行為と考えるときは、損害はもっといろんなものがございます、精神的苦痛であるとかですね。だから、その程度のものは国家はもう主権免除してあげようよという、そういう配慮があるわけです。

https://kokkai.ndl.go.jp/simple/detail?minId=117115206X00920090416&spkNum=107#s107

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Posted in: Suga sends offering to Yasukuni Shrine; Abe visits See in context

Some Japanese say Korea should forget the past and look for the future, but it is Japanese politicians who continue to revisit the past, provoking the neighbor countries to remember the past.

Why?

This book will help understand the paradoxical behaviors of Japanese politicians:

https://www.amazon.com/Japan-Shackles-Past-Taggart-Murphy/dp/0190619589

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Posted in: Seoul court rejects wartime sex slaves' suit against Japan See in context

Peeping_Tom

Answer:

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What? Can you summarize your answer in one or two sentences? Grandiose writing is a feature of Japanese politicians and bureaucrats to obfuscate the issue.

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Posted in: Seoul court rejects wartime sex slaves' suit against Japan See in context

@kennyG

Who said the different judge can make different verdict?

For example, there are 10 judges in the Korean supreme court, and many rulings are not unanimous. You seem to have no idea about the jurisdictional system either in Japan or Korea. International law is a very difficult area for most judges in the local courts.

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Posted in: Seoul court rejects wartime sex slaves' suit against Japan See in context

And, today:

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/04/21/national/suga-offering-yasukuni/

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Posted in: Seoul court rejects wartime sex slaves' suit against Japan See in context

@AlexBecu

Dear South Korea,

You dig the hole, now lay down in it.

Look back at your own political leaders to know what they are doing right now. Japan needs to escape from the shackles of the past.

Japan PM Suga sends offering to Yasukuni Shrine for war dead - NHK

https://www.reuters.com/article/instant-article/idINKBN272027

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Posted in: Seoul court rejects wartime sex slaves' suit against Japan See in context

@noriahojanen

VP Biden under the Obama administration strongly urged and witnessed the 2005 pact. His position is clear. He never wants the agreement breached.

It was not a pact, but just a press conference announcing an oral agreement. It is legally void.

In the ruling, the court reasoned the 2015 deal was too vague and non-binding in nature to pose a potential violation of rights to victims, saying the phrasing of the 2015 deal was non-binding and lacking in concrete details or plans. It also added that the deal did not go through the formal procedures required of binding treaties.

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2020/12/120_280991.html

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Posted in: Seoul court rejects wartime sex slaves' suit against Japan See in context

@rlaalswls

In fact, the Moon administration will not intervene with the judiciary over this matter from start to finish.

The correct statement is that the Moon administration can not intervene. Unlike Japan, S. Korea is a democratic country where the separation of the 3 powers is firmly established.

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Posted in: Seoul court rejects wartime sex slaves' suit against Japan See in context

@OssanAmerica

People with at least half a brain know that it is up to the Claimant to bring a case to any court. Japan can not bring a case against itself.

Another oxymoronic claim. Then, why did Japan consider bringing the case to the ICJ?

https://www.asahi.com/articles/ASP19633PP19UTFK005.html

http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_international/978301.html

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Posted in: Seoul court rejects wartime sex slaves' suit against Japan See in context

@Coffee

Japan has compensated for its war crimes multiple times

Oxymoronic. Japan has never admitted any war crime or wrongdoing, but has compensated for it?

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Posted in: Seoul court rejects wartime sex slaves' suit against Japan See in context

This is not surprising at all, as legal rulings can differ among judges. The Supreme court of Korea will eventually rule both cases. Bring it to the ICJ is the best way, but Japan never will: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/01/13/national/international-court-justice-comfort-women/

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Posted in: S Korean students shave heads in protest over Japan's Fukushima water release plan See in context

@bakakuma

Just a matter of time before they start demanding compensation money also!, Then they will endlessly ask for compensation money every year.

This well demonstrates that the average intelligence of some Japanese is as spectacular as those poor young Korean students. We are all equal in our infinite ignorance.

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Posted in: S Korean students shave heads in protest over Japan's Fukushima water release plan See in context

Probably those poor young students want to be politicians in the near future, as it becomes harder and harder to find a nice job. A member of the National Assembly in S. Korea is a very lucrative business, and mostly inferior students become politicians.

Anyway, it looks bizarre to me. Anti-science is widespread in S. Korea as much as in the U.S. And, combined with anti-Japanese, I am sure no regime can put it under control in S. Korea as witnessed in the 2008 beef crisis: https://www.csis.org/analysis/beef-crisis-south-korea

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Posted in: Gov't decides to release water from Fukushima nuclear plant into sea in 2023 See in context

Contrary to the misunderstanding of the public, dilution with seawater is the only and the best solution.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2019/09/12/its-really-ok-if-japan-dumps-radioactive-fukushima-water-into-the-ocean/

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Posted in: Crushing poll defeats for South Korea's ruling party See in context

The former 2 mayors were involved in sexual misconduct, which was the major factor why the ruling party was defeated. The Moon administration has performed well in many areas such as economy and COVID-19, but there still are many drawbacks. Democracy is not to elect the best, but to avoid the worst.

We call a country democratic if the ruling party has been replaced by peaceful election at least 3 times. The LDP has lost its ruling-party status just once since 1955, and it is hard to call Japan a democratic state. S. Korea has changed the ruling party at least 3 times even counting since 1987.

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Posted in: Suga to meet fishing industry chief over nuclear waste water disposal See in context

@obladi

Disposing radioactive water is not just a Japan problem. Temporarily, yes, but it will disperse over the entire ocean. Isn't it safer inside the barrels shown in the picture?

No. Contrary to your common sense, dilution is the only and the safest way.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2019/09/12/its-really-ok-if-japan-dumps-radioactive-fukushima-water-into-the-ocean/

The major problem here is the public fear caused by ignorance.

“Ignorance leads to fear, fear leads to hatred, and hatred leads to violence."

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Posted in: S Korea reports 668 new coronavirus cases; highest daily count in 3 months See in context

@Goodlucktoyou

New variant spreading ?YES. SK is a radical Christianity country and those cults celebrated Easter. What can possibly go wrong when people cram together and shout and sing?

My impression is that Christianity in S Korea is closer to shamanism. Some pastors are de facto shamans, exorcising devils and curing patients with mysterious power. Actually, there are many Christian prayer houses in mountains, as the former Christian SK president Lee Myung-bak allowed it. No private houses could be built in mountains except Buddhist temples. Only shamans pray in remote mountains in S. Korea.

Buddhism was imported in Korea, about 1,500 years ago, but it was mixed with shamanism. Christianity just followed it.

Yes. Those shamanistic Christians have been major sources of the COVID-19 outbreak. They are extremely gregarious.

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Posted in: BTS condemns anti-Asian racism; say they've experienced it See in context

Burning Bush

So why include those groups in their condemnation but exclude others?

Because all of those groups are Mongoloids in terms of outdated anthropological jargons on biological races.

Racism is rooted in totalitarianism in contrast to individualism.

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Posted in: Cherry blossoms' early bloom due to climate change, say experts See in context

@didou

But early blossoms are not something new.

Yes. It is no longer news.

https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2017/04/07/japans-cherry-blossoms-are-emerging-increasingly-early

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Posted in: Japan routs Mongolia 14-0 in World Cup qualifier See in context

@rcch

It is a qualifier game, and the number of goals becomes the tiebreaker when the team ties with another team or when the goal differential is equal. This means that any team has better score as many as possible.

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Posted in: Video shows vicious attack of Asian American woman in New York See in context

Poor people fight against each other, regardless of their race.

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Posted in: Megaship refloated; Suez Canal reopens to traffic See in context

It would be interesting to know who built the following 2 containers.

Ever Given

Massive ship Ever Given hit small ferry in Germany in 2019 mishap: https://youtu.be/JIlMFphlfiE

One Apus

Cargo ship ONE Apus loses more than 1,800 containers in Pacific storm:

https://youtu.be/M5rX5EWmWVk

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Posted in: S Korea court to rule on 'comfort women' suit against Japan in April See in context

@kennyG

The entire world has been fooled by these crooks, Chong Dae Hyup , Lee Mee-Hyang and those symbols of fake victims like Lee Yong-Soo, Kil Wong-ok, and other Chong Dae Hyup puppets. Thy all deserve imprisonment for the rest of their lives regardless how old they are now. That is the justice South Korea should pursue

What can you say about those Taiwanese sex slaves?

https://youtu.be/ERGCprXBdUU

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Posted in: S Korea court to rule on 'comfort women' suit against Japan in April See in context

@Coffee

Koreans are stuck in the past 

I guess you misspelled "Japanese politicians" with Koreans.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ww2-anniversary-japan/japan-pm-abe-sends-offering-to-yasukuni-shrine-for-war-dead-kyodo-idUSKCN1V500Q

To know why Japan can not escape from the past, I would recommend you the following book:

https://www.amazon.com/Japan-Shackles-Past-Taggart-Murphy/dp/0190619589

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Posted in: Stuck ship in Egypt's Suez Canal imperils shipping worldwide See in context

@Desert Tortoise

There are 11 ships in the class. This is the only unit of 11 to have had a mishap. One cannot say there is an inherent flaw in the design. Let the mishap investigation determine the cause.

A similar accident happened just a few months ago. It is hard to assume that the two accidents were just a coincidence.

https://youtu.be/M5rX5EWmWVk

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Posted in: Stuck ship in Egypt's Suez Canal imperils shipping worldwide See in context

The cargo was built in Japan by Imabari Shipbuilding in 2018, and thereafter caused 2 accidents, implying possible inherent flaws in the design and construction of the ship.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden-class_container_ship

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

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

@Antiquesaving

So let me get this straight.

When a Japanese PM apologies it isn't enough because everyone didn't.

What isn't it enough? The answer is here:

https://youtu.be/ERGCprXBdUU

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

@kennyG

So? Your proof is English Wiki? Give us all a break. Go and check how those brave Korean professors calling Kim Bok-dong and their proofs why they call her as such

Those few brave Korean professors, who are older than Ramseyer, also published a book claiming that a 10-year-old girl could make a free-will contract of dealing with dozens of soldiers every night for 8 years while imprisoned in a military camp, and the girl could get out at any time if the contract was breached. The book became a best seller in Japan, which is not surprising at all, considering those ubiquitous Japanese including you who are brainwashed by the Japanese history books and media censored and controlled by the Japanese government.

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