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

@kennyG

10yeatr old girl didn't deal with soldiers. She was Karayuki. Don't talk unless you have no idea.

You never tell between voluntary prostitutes and sex slaves. Here we are talking about sex slaves, not prostitutes.

Kim Bok-dong was 14 years old when she was forced to be a sex slave.

*She was one of many young women who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military; a military that systematically recruited girls between the ages of 10 to 18 years of age from colonized and occupied countries from the 1930s until the end of World War II. From age 14, she was imprisoned in comfort stations for eight years across different countries in Asia.*

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Bok-dong

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

@Nagoya Chris

However, South Korea must also acknowledge her historical wrongdoings and make reparations to the Vietnamese women who were routinely raped and abused by Korean soldiers who fought alongside the Americans.

That is another issue that can obfuscate the sex-slave issue. I will not detail it as it is out of the topic, but just let you know that most S. Koreans and politicians have been ready to apologize, and actually some presidents did apologize. For example,

https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2017/11/120_239305.html

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

So far, my tentative conclusion is that some Japanese here, brainwashed by the government-censored history books, do not tell between voluntary prostitutes and sex slaves. They even claim that a ten-year-old girl could make a contract of dealing with a hundred soldiers every night, and the contract was valid enough to apply a game theory. And, they even imply that the girl could get legal advice if the contract was breached.

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

@kurisupisu

When discussion about a particular subject is unpalatable then there is an attempt to refocus the conversation on something else,instead of deal with the facts at hand-it is a familiar ploy.

Yes. Obfuscation is a major feature of Japanese diplomacy, history books, and discussion as we witness here.

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

@kennyG

So when do people in South Korea and in the world realize they have been all fooled by these crooks like

Chong Dae Hyup and ad-towers like Lee Yong-Soo. It is just hard to believe.

You mean those Taiwanese women were also fooled?

https://youtu.be/ERGCprXBdUU

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

Japan should stop brainwashing the naive Japanese with distortion of history.

https://youtu.be/9K4zhfMHM4U

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

https://apjjf.org/-Mark-Selden/3173/article.html

https://www.heritage.org/asia/report/the-pearl-harbor-anniversary-japan-still-says-dont-blame-me

Because of this kind of history textbooks, many Japanese believes Japan was a victim rather than an aggressor, and even today they still are instigating racism against Koreans, a major victim during the WWII:

https://dattarakinchan.hatenablog.com/entry/20181203/1543846906

Misinformation and fake news are widespread in the Japanese media dealing with South Korea. You may confirm this by reading readers' comments on Korean news at Yahoo! Japan news ( https://news.yahoo.co.jp ).

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Posted in: S Korea's Moon says Tokyo Olympics may be chance to revitalize diplomacy See in context

Most Japanese here seem to have no idea about Moon. Before shouting, take some time to study who he is:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_Jae-in

https://time.com/person-of-the-year-2018-moon-jae-in-runner-up/

Try to find any contemporary Japanese politician who can be compared with him.

Some say that Moon did not make any progress with respect to the nuclear weapons and missiles of N. Korea. Look back what was going on 4 years ago, compared with today: no nuclear test, no ICBM test.

https://www.reuters.com/article/northkorea-missiles-hawaii-idINKBN1DS09H

The progress was not perfect, but it was far better than without it. It is not easy, but Moon did his best to bring peace in the Korean peninsula:

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1295067/john-bolton-says-diplomatic-dance-with-nk-was-south-koreas-creation

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Posted in: Japan renews claim on South Korea-held island See in context

@kennyG

MOFA site SJ linked already explains Takeshima is used to be called Matsushima and for those who understand Korean/Japanese, this Korean professor also explains pretty well about Takeshima

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEgp-dOrEQM

I do not have time to dispute all of his claims, but just one thing on the topic. The professor alludes that the 3rd island called 'Seokdo (stone island)' could exist south off Ulleung island (starting at 26 min at the video clip), but there are only 2 islands off Ulleung island: Jukdo and Dokdo.

The inaccurate distances on the old maps in the standards of the modern GPS can not justify his argument. Indeed, Seokdo (stone island) denoted Dokdo. The professor just tries to negate it with his ambiguous knowledge of linguistics which was not even his study area. To justify his own claim, he has to show any map of the 3rd island, but he can not. He seems to be ignorant of geology and geography. Look at the google map or other geomorphological profiles to realize that the 3rd island, whatever it is called, can not exist there. The area is a deep ocean, not a shallow coastal area.

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Posted in: Japan renews claim on South Korea-held island See in context

@itsonlyrocknroll

The two claims…..

Government of Korea first…….

https://www.dokdo-takeshima.com/

That site is not governmental, but an NGO's. The governmental site is: https://dokdo.mofa.go.kr/kor/

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Posted in: Japan renews claim on South Korea-held island See in context

@OssanAmerica

Sound legal arguments, substantiated and with merit presented before an International Judicial Forum such as the ICJ is the only thing that has any meaning in resolving this dispute. Going on and on about bamboo is meaningless.

I agree, but the Japanese government has better go to the ICJ with a correct name, not with such a comical and oxymoronic name as "the bamboo island without any bamboo". Of course, together with the accurate coordinates of the island, probably with help of the GPS.

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