Takeshi Hasegawa comments

Posted in: S Korea to dissolve Japan-funded 'comfort women' foundation See in context

DisillusionedToday 11:23 pm JST

@Takeshi Hasegawa - The world people do need to know the unique mentality of Korean.

Oh, and Japan doesn't have the same problems with biased education and brain washing? The Japanese history books have also been distorted to create an anti-Korean sentiment.

Excuse me, I really do not know any Japanese history textbooks are written to stir up anti-sentiment towards specific countries UNLIKE specific countries' textbooks have been for a long time. Recent anti-Koreaism in Japan has been spread mainly through the internet. Thank you.

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Posted in: South Korean named Interpol president in blow to Russia See in context

I do expect him to do a fair judgement on Japan-related incidents. Really. Thank you.

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Posted in: S Korea to dissolve Japan-funded 'comfort women' foundation See in context

The real reason why Japan/Korae relation is still on the rock is not because the apology/reflection/compensation by Japan is not enogh but because anti-Japanism in Korea has been institutionalized and instilled into the deep psyche of Korean, which has been almost their state religion. So it's literally endless. The world people do need to know the unique mentality of Korean.

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Posted in: Nippon Steel rebuffs S Korean lawyers in forced labor row See in context

Capt USAToday 04:28 pm JST

Western countries generally believe it is more important to remember past wrongs, understand why they happened, and teach their children the horrible truth to instill a sense of remorse and humility.

In short, Westerners believe it's better to actually BE sorry than to just SAY sorry.

> Capt USAToday 05:34 pm JST

That is a completely ridiculous statement.

Off course remembering past wrong doings, understanding how those happened and teaching them to the youngers are so important. But it's another story. It does not mean that you are allowed to get away with apology and compensation for it. That's one thing, this is another.

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Posted in: Nippon Steel rebuffs S Korean lawyers in forced labor row See in context

Capt USA Today 04:28 pm JST

@Takeshi Hasegawa

There is a huge cultural difference in how Western countries believe past wrongs should be addressed. 

Japan issues an apology, pays some money, then tries as hard as possible to forget the whole thing. Far from "epoch-making," to Western countries this seems to be severly inadequate.  

Western countries generally believe it is more important to remember past wrongs, understand why they happened, and teach their children the horrible truth to instill a sense of remorse and humility.

In short, Westerners believe it's better to actually BE sorry than to just SAY sorry.

I highly doubt if how many American and British know what their ancestors did in their past colonized countries. Especially British completely whitewashed their past evil deeds from their textbooks and public places.

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Posted in: Nippon Steel rebuffs S Korean lawyers in forced labor row See in context

Samit Basu Today 04:11 pm JST

@gogogo

the Korean government has convinced their people into thinking Japan is being unfair when they need to ask hard questions to the their own government and how they spent the money.

The press control doesn't work in Korea. Korea has a freer press than the US according to the RSF ranking. https://rsf.org/en/ranking

It seems like someone doesn't even know that Korean news outlets hardly criticize the evil deeds committed by the Chinese government.

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Posted in: Nippon Steel rebuffs S Korean lawyers in forced labor row See in context

Wolfpack Today 09:23 am JST

My guess is that the other ex-great power countries are afraid of some of their past colonized countries bringing up the problems.

Actually colonialism is talked about all the time in American universities and by the substantial social justice activists that permeates all sectors of American society. There are a great number of Americans and Europeans who hate their own countries, their own culture, and even themselves for a perceived stain that they personally carry due to past injustices. I don’t get the impression that this same self-hatred exists among Asians who have wronged other Asians.

You miss the point

And among ex-great powers, it's ONLY Japan which already compensated for their past colonization. All of the other ex-great powers, EVEN GERMANY, have neither apologized nor compensated for their past colonizations. I've never ever seen any foreign aritcles written about the Japanese colonization from this perspective.

The Japanese colonization on Korean peninsula should be discussed in the relation/comparison with other ex-great power's colonizations. At this point, the 1965 treaty is epock-making and should be highly valued while all of the other ex-great powers have neither apologized nor compensated for their past colonizations.

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Posted in: Nippon Steel rebuffs S Korean lawyers in forced labor row See in context

The time in which the forced labor began is 1944. However the time in which the 4 Korean plaintiffs insisted they worked in Japan is 1942. So at least those 4 Korean plaintiffs were NOT forced laborers.

As for the forced labor after 1944, actually the ex-forced laborers still have individual claim rights for compensation. But the billing destination is NOT the Japanese government BUT the Korean government by the 1965 treaty.

And among ex-great powers, it's ONLY Japan which already compensated for their past colonization. All of the other ex-great powers, EVEN GERMANY, have neither apologized nor compensated for their past colonizations. I've never ever seen any foreign aritcles written about the Japanese colonization from this perspective. My guess is that the other ex-great power countries are afraid of some of their past colonized countries bringing up the problems.

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Posted in: N Korean paper raps Japan's reaction to S Korean court ruling See in context

The time in which the forced labor began is 1944. However the time in which the 4 Korean plaintiffs insisted they worked in Japan is 1942. So at least those 4 Korean plaintiffs were NOT forced laborers.

As for the forced labor after 1944, actually the ex-forced laborers still have individual claim rights for compensation. But the billing destination is NOT the Japanese government BUT the Korean government by the 1965 treaty.

And among ex-great powers, it's ONLY Japan which already compensated for their past colonization. All of the other ex-great powers, EVEN GERMANY, have neither apologized nor compensated for their past colonizations. I've never ever seen any foreign aritcles written about the Japanese colonization from the perspective. My guess is that the other ex-great power countries are afraid of some of their past colonized countries bring up the problems.

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Posted in: Woman in critical condition after being stabbed on Yokohama street See in context

CaptDingleheimer Nov. 11 10:15 pm JST

But I have noticed that in Japan, it's always a woman or a young girl who is targeted, never another man. I wonder what that says about lots of Japanese men...

I have an impression that the targets of random stabbing is mostly woman, too. But now a few men have been targeted by random stabbings as well.

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Posted in: South Korea pushes back at Japan in forced World War II labor row See in context

The time which the forced labor did begin is 1944. However the time which the 4 Korean plaintiffs worked in Japan is 1942. So it's inappropriate to call it forced labor. It should be called hard work at most.

And as for the forced labor after 1944, actually their individual claim rights still exist. But their billing destination is NOT the Japanese government but the Korean government by the 1965 treaty.

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Posted in: Elderly Japanese pine for return to 'lost' northern islands See in context

Japan officially abandoned the sovereignty about the bigger islands(Kunashiri and Etorofu).

But as for the smaller ones(Habomai and Shikotan), Japan still have a right to demand Russia to return it. Russia side does know it and they have ever talked with Japan side on the premise.

Some influential Japanese need to explain to the national that the option to get back all of the 4 islands does NOT exist and there are only 2 options left. Reclaiming pnly the smaller ones or abandon all of the islands.

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Posted in: British woman sues Japanese university over power harassment See in context

M3M3M3 Today 06:02 pm JST

What often makes these loss of opportunity/promotion cases hopeless is that you have to argue 2 very contradictory proposition if you want to win. Those are: a) that you are supremely qualified, with years of experience, hard working, highly regarded in your field, suitable in every way imaginable, and therefore highly deserving of the promotion that was denied to you, and yet, b) despite your superior qualifications and skills you have been unable to find a similar position at a similar salary and you are unlikely to ever find a similar opportunity at any of the 1000s of other universities out there and therefore you deserve to be fully compensated for the opportunity which was wrongfully denied to you.

Logically, if a) is true then you are likely to have few problems finding a similar job elsewhere within a fairly short timeframe and will not suffer 70m in damages from being unemployed or under-employed. However, if b) is true and you cannot mitigate your losses by simply finding a similar job elsewhere, then perhaps you aren't actually as skilled, qualified and deserving of the promotion as you claim to be and the university acted reasonably in denying you the promotion. It's a bit of a paradoxical situation where both are unlikely to be true.

Recently it's superly hyperly ultraly difficult to find a similar postion in Japanese universties even if you have superior qualifications. Well, someone need to cover a story about how she behaved toward her students and verify whether what the two male professors insisted about her is true or not.

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Posted in: Public opinion, legal hurdles cloud outlook for Japan-S Korea forced labor row See in context

"AgentX Today 08:48 am JST

In 2000, the German government and companies set up a forced labor fund to compensate Hitler-era victims, a format some experts said could be a model for Japan - although whether Japanese firms would be willing to contribute is not clear.

It's quite clear that Japan does not want to follow Germany's good example on war-crime atonement."

It seems like Someone doesn't know that Any ex-major powers, EVEN GERMANY, has neither apologized nor compensated for their past colonizations.

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Posted in: S Korean Supreme Court orders Nippon Steel to compensate wartime forced laborers See in context

About time to impose severe economic sanctions on SKorea.

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Posted in: Trump rebukes Japan, China, other nations for dumping garbage into oceans See in context

My guess is that a part of those garbage was generated by 2011 earthquake/tunami and another part of it was dumped by some dishonest Chinese who originally imported it from Japan but dumped into ocean.

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Posted in: Record 37,000 children suspected to have suffered abuse in Japan See in context

If scolding is regarded as psychological abuse, how can you discipline little kids? Ridiculous.

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Posted in: Residents near Yokota base protest U.S. Osprey deployment See in context

Those "local" people are the members of Japan communist party and are mobilized by them. They regularly protest in a park near the base. I just passed by them and really am suspicious of the number of 180.

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Posted in: U.S. experts cautious on Abe seeking constitutional revision See in context

there is concern that it could provoke South Korea and China, both of which suffered from Japan's wartime militarism.

Actually China suffered from the wartime militarism of Imperial Japan on the tremendous scale. But Korea? The peninsula was not even the battlefield in WW2, though.

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Posted in: Three arrested for robbing empty murder scene house See in context

Yubaru Today 06:44 am JST

Or Japan is changing fastet than I think..................Japan is changing faster than you think.

To both of you, no it's not, what you read here, is for the most part not published in the mainstream Japanese newspapers, nor on the news.

You actually get more information about crime here on JT than the average Japanese citizen, as JT collects it from all over the country and publishes it here.

Most of JT articles are just translations from the mainstream Japanese newspapers.

And no Japanese say that Japan is a fantasy island where no crimes happen. You seem to need to communicate more with the natives around you.

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Posted in: Three arrested for robbing empty murder scene house See in context

Jocelyn Strob Simard Today 02:33 am JST

Or Japan is changing fastet than I think.

Just google hasty generalization.

You need more samplings to say that.

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Posted in: American Fukunaga to direct next James Bond film See in context

American Fukunaga

Even the mainstream of US citizens wouldn have only acknowledged that he was sub-American at most because of his non-European surname unless he didn't become a new director of the pretty famous movie series.

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Posted in: Woman stabbed by man while walking home in Funabashi See in context

daito_hak Today 12:07 pm JST

This follows in a single week the incidents when a 14-old stabbed a woman in Osaka and a 45-old man got stabbed in Saitama.

Safe Japan my .....

Your safety standard can be realized only in a fantasy world. I'm sorry for that.

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Posted in: 1st 'comfort women' statue installed in Taiwan See in context

Abe and their buddies should not protest and pressure to this case.

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Posted in: Medical school exam scandal exposes bias against female doctors in Japan See in context

The original cause why women tend to be alienated in Japanese workplaces is the super crazy hard work custom rather than misogyny. Most of the average Japanese women can't bear the super crazy hard work while even the men almost can't bear it unless they sacrifice their whole life and quit to be human. This is the reason why tough obedient slaves who are ex-athlete and and accustomed to senpai-kohai slave system since their school days are liked most in the Japanese workplaces. So if you want to eliminate this discrimination, you need to eliminate the super crazy work custom first.

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Posted in: Police step up search for missing French woman in Nikko See in context

There has been a notice near the place she went missing.

https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/vp/642f919f60879b2c7f1cda44a975eb6e/5BF9E7C7/t51.2885-15/e35/s1080x1080/30830241_2063382737268335_7933277849568411648_n.jpg

"Recently some tourists were spoken and got groped by a man on the plea of a guidance."

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Posted in: Tokyo Medical University also manipulated male applicants' scores: sources See in context

There is a crazily hard work custom behind this discrimination. And doctor is one of the worst crazily hardest work custom in Japan and most of women's bodies cannot bear it.

So if you want to eliminate this discrimination, you need to eliminate the crazily hard work custom itself first.

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Posted in: French woman missing in eastern Japan See in context

I hope that the next Issei Sagawa or Obara or Ichibashi hasn't appeared before her.

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Posted in: Man gets suspended term for helping commentator commit suicide See in context

Nishibe prenoticed many times in his books and conversations since over 20 years ago that he would commit suicide before become bedridden and expose his miserable appearance. But just before the suicide, it seemed that he couldn't even button his shirt by himself because of Pustulosis palmaris et plantaris.

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Posted in: Waseda professor fired over sexual harassment reported by student See in context

Naomi Watanabe(渡部直巳) has been one of Japanese leading literary critics and has published many books. This generation's men are ruining every fields of Japan.

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