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Posted in: U.N. commissioner urges Abe to meet 'comfort women' See in context

The fund compensated to the comfort women from Korea, Taiwan, Philippine, Indonesia, and Netherland.

Any other countries except for Japan paid no compensation to the sex slaves.

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Posted in: Lower house passes controversial bill on temp workers See in context

In Japan, it is difficult for companies to fire permanent employees. This regulation caused increasing temporary employees. The regulation is so strict that there are many middle and old age employees who do not work so much. This fact is one major factor that stagnates Japanese economy. But labor unions have so much political power that block the deregulation. So the government amended this law and companies will be able to hire and fire temporary employees depending on corporate earnings. I guess the LDP knows the amendment is insufficient for vitalization of Japanese economy.

I think the best way is to abolish the regulation and to implement equal pay for equal value of work whether the employees are permanent or not.

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Posted in: Japan says it hopes to resume whaling later this year See in context

We could buy whale meats at supermarkets and fishmongers until 1987. Japanese begun whale hunting 8000 years ago. Japan was poor country, their nutritional status had been bad and meats, above all beef, were expensive. So there was custom to eat whale meats.

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Posted in: New security bills threaten constitution: experts See in context

The constitution provides that the Diet is the sole law-making organ(Article 41). It also provides that the Supreme Court is the only organ that has the right of judicial review(Article 81). The sholars should obey the costitution.

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Posted in: Controversial autobiography of 1997 Kobe child killer released See in context

The UK has passed a law where royalties from criminals' memoirs must be paid into a criminal injuries compensation fund.

A TV program introduced some foreign laws like this. I agree to the laws.

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Posted in: Gov't to promote 7 new tourist routes See in context

I recommend to go into the country. They cannot speak foreign lauguages as metropolitan. But they are kind and there are safer than big cities which are also one of the safest in the world.

Above all・・・

Aomori: You can enjoy excellent sushi at a reasonable price. There are not so much tourists as in Hokkaido. But the residents are used to eat delicious and fresh local seafood. So the levels of the restaurants are high by and large. I also recommend Sukayu Onsen spring. Naked men and wemen are bathing together at a big wooden bath.

Okinawa, Naha: Okinawa is famous for beautiful sea. You can also enjoy nightlife in the central city Naha. There are a lot of restaurants, night clubs, bars, discos, so on. Many of them are open till very late at night. Of course, the local deshes are delicious.

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Posted in: Woman stabs mother after being told to 'get a real job' See in context

Naomi Ota has been able to live without job. Someone must have supported.

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Posted in: Chidorigafuchi cemetery See in context

A lot of Japanese don't kow what is Chidorigafuchi cemetery like.

I think the reason is Japanese media don't report so often about it.

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Posted in: 5 children, woman injured after car plows into them See in context

Shibahara Station is Osaka Monorail Station. There were a lot of fireflies around there. The automakers should spread automatic brake system throughout society to avoid such a tragedy.

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Posted in: 450 mostly Western scholars press Abe on war history See in context

But, to be fair, all belligerents committed atrocities, including USA.

This is fair view which I agree. Western countries that colonalized Asian and African countries should apologize and compensate. The countries which took part in WW2 should do too as Japan did. Wasn't atomic bombing atorocities?

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Posted in: 450 mostly Western scholars press Abe on war history See in context

Japan’s “history of colonial rule

Japan has not colonalized any country.

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Posted in: 5 year-old boy hit and killed by minivan; driver arrested See in context

She should have drived more carefully. The street is narrow but the scene isn't bad visibility.

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Posted in: Murayama urges Abe to follow his lead on war apology See in context

China and South Korea agreed to the treaties. Moreover, Japanese Imperial Army did not systematically excuted deeds such as the Holocost. German did not paid for going to war itself. Of cource, they did not pay to the government of USSR.

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Posted in: Murayama urges Abe to follow his lead on war apology See in context

Beijing and Seoul vociferously argue that Tokyo has not properly atoned for its actions in the 1930s and 1940s, and does not fully accept its guilt,

Japanese government tied treaty with China and South Korea and paid huge amount of reparations to both countries. They also apologized repeatedly. What should they do more? German apologized to only victims of the Holocaust. They have never apologized for going to war.

Korea 1965 108 billion yen (Indemnity & grants), 72 billion yen (Loans)

China ODA more than 3 trillion yen. Japanese property donated to China after WW2 more than 200 billion yen.

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Posted in: China must guard against Japan's denial of history: military See in context

Japanese government paid huge amount of war reparation to a lot of countries and apologized repeatedly. China and South Korea demand for another helping.

Indemnity & grants (in yen, at the time of payment) Loans (in yen, at the time of payment)

Micronesia 1950 18 billion donated

Myanmar 1955, 1963 72 billion indemnity 50.4 billion grant 18 billion 10.8 billion

Philippines 1956 198 billion indemnity 90 billion

Indonesia 1958 80.3 billion indemnity (+63.7 billion credit write-off) 144 billion

Laos 1958 1 billion grant

Cambodia 1959 1.5 billion grant

Vietnam 1960 14 billion indemnity 6 billion

Korea 1965 108 billion 72 billion

Malaysia 1967 2.9 billion grant

Thailand 15 billion

Taiwan 58 billion

Singapore 1967 2.9 billion grant

Holland 1956 3.6 billion compensation

Switzerland 1955 1.1 billion compensation

Denmark 1955,1959 3 billion compensation 4.23 billion compensation

Sweden 1958 5 billion compensation

China ODA more than 3 trillion yen. Japanese property donated to China after WW2 more than 200 billion yen.


Who still owes what for the two World Wars?

Italy ($360 million) Italy was one of the main Axis Powers alongside Germany and Japan. Under a peace treaty, it was required to pay $125 million to Yugoslavia, $105m to Greece, $100m to the Soviet Union, $25m to Ethiopia and $5m to Albania.

Finland ($300 million) Out of all the countries that were required to pay reparations from World War II, Finland is the only one known to have paid its bill in full when it sent $300 million to the Soviet Union in 1952.

Hungary ($300 million) Under a peace treaty, Hungary was required to pay $200 million to the Soviet Union, and $100m to Czechslovakia and Yugoslavia.

Romania ($300 million) Under a peace treaty, Romania had to pay $300 million to the Soviet Union, for the damage it caused with its "military operations". According to the treaty, it was to be made "payable over eight years from September 12, 1944, in commodities."

Bulgaria ($70 million) Bulgaria was asked to pay $45 million to Greece, and $25m to Yugoslavia. For the full $70 million, the treaty said it was to be made "payable in kind from the products of manufacturing and extractive industries and agriculture over eight years."

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Posted in: Police officer busted for filming up woman's skirt See in context

Ordinarily, such a culprit is detaind at a Police station for one day if they regard him as a guy who won't run away. A policeman who commites a crime is fired or forced to resign. In this case, a minor offence, he will pay a fine, compansate the sufferer and resign.

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Posted in: Cabinet panel meets on human trafficking, forced prostitution See in context

There is not a train station in Yoshiwara(now called Senzoku). The nearby station is Uguisudani. So 100CPM's expression is correct.

About ten thousand of Korean whores work in Japan. Korean 'managers' force them to work as whores.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should banish them from Japan. Otherwise future Korean goverment will demand future PM to aplologize to and compensate them.

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Posted in: S Korea opposes Japan's bid for heritage status of industrial sites See in context

A member of the Japanese Imperial Family Masako married the Crown Prince of the Korean Imperial Family Yi Un in 1920. They had two children. This episode shows that Japanese government treated Korean as an equal.

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Posted in: S Korea opposes Japan's bid for heritage status of industrial sites See in context

brutal colonial and wartime past.

Korean peninsula was one district of Japan those days. There ware eight Korean Diets members, a lot of Korean local assemblymen, a lot of Korean policemen. Keijo(Seoul) Imperial University was founded in 1924 as the 6th Japanese Imperial University. It was founded earlier than Osaka Imperial University(1931) and Nagoya Imperial University(1939).

South Korea's ties with Japan have long been marred by what Seoul sees as Japanese leaders' reluctance to atone for the country's wartime past,

Japan and South Korea tied Japan-Republic of Korea Basic Relations Treaty in 1965. Japan paid huge amount of money, more than twice of South Korean national budget. The treaty made rules both sides gave up its right to claim compensation before WW2.

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Posted in: 7-year-old boy drowns after falling into pond in Kyoto See in context

Like the UK, Japanese children should be taught swimming fully-clothed at school.

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Posted in: Visitors flock to UNESCO World Heritage Site recommendations See in context

Can you back up that extremely precise claim with a credible source? Why are you only looking at a 6 month window?

This is a credible source. A member of the House of Representatives Sanae TAKAICHI revealed the fact in the Diet by citing a article of The Asahi Shimbun newspaper. The souece of the article was the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. You can understand by seeing youtube from 0.00 to 5.00 and the article, 13 July 1959. Even if you can't read Japanese, you can read the figure 245 on the article.

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Posted in: Visitors flock to UNESCO World Heritage Site recommendations See in context

During WW2, Japanese goverment issued National Requisition Ordinance. There were 6.16 million Japanese forced to work according to the Law. Only 245 Korean were forced to work from September 1944 to March 1945 to the Law.

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Posted in: Mourners pray for kamikaze pilots ahead of WWII anniversary See in context

There were eleven Korean kamikaze pailots, one captain and ten second lieutenants. Chiran Peace Museum exhibits their names with Japanese colleagues. Yasukuni shrine worships them with more than 20000 brave Korean countrymen. Many Japanese visit the shrine and pray for them.

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Posted in: Are you tired of hearing calls from South Korea and China for Japan to address World War II issues with apologies? See in context

German apologized only to the victims of the Nazi. The goverment never apologized for causing the war.

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Posted in: Rallies, events held across Japan on Constitution Day See in context

Every country has the right of self-defense. The Constitution doesn't specify it. So the Liberal Democratic Party and Japanese citizens shoud amend.

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Posted in: Rallies, events held across Japan on Constitution Day See in context

Japan should be proud that its armed forces have never fired a bullet at anyone since the end of World War II.

I think so. But we should not forget that Korean occupied Japanese territory Takeshima island while Japan was unarmed after WW II.

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Posted in: Abe says he is 'deeply pained' over 'comfort women' See in context

Sex slave is a coined and inappropriate word.


Report No. 49: Japanese Prisoners of War Interrogation on Prostitution

A "comfort girl" is nothing more than a prostitute or "professional camp follower" attached to the Japanese Army for the benefit of the soldiers.

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Posted in: Abe hails Japanese Holocaust hero Sugihara See in context

Chiune Sugihara saved 6000 jews. A lieutenant general of the Imperial Japanese Army Kiichiro Higuchi saved 20000 jews. Nazi protested to Higuchi's boss, Hideki Tojo, against Higuchi's act. But Tojo rejected Nazi's protest.

Sugihara was fired not because his act but because his rank as officer. He was not elite bureaucrat but rank-and-file bureaucrat. In those days, Japanese government fired a lot of rank-and-file bureaucrats because of financial deficit.

Sugihara worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan until 1947 without penalty. The Ministry remarked formally that Sugihara was not fired because of his good deed.

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Posted in: Naked nationalist stirs up election campaign See in context

Such a guy can't be elected. He is one of the frivolous candidates. The deposit will be confiscated because of few votes.

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