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Posted in: Japan cancels port call by warship in South Korea amid row See in context

Smithinjapan hits the nail on the head once again: "It's Japan's loss. SK doesn't NEED Japan for naval or other military exercises, but Japan DOES need other nation's help if and when it wishes to boslter its own military."

Typical conceited move by Abe administration.

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Posted in: Japanese gov't urged by lawmakers to take action against S Korea See in context

Japan's aggressive stance now is a sign of denial and unwillingness to reconcile... which has routinely been the standard policy since the War.

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Posted in: Californian student remains in detention 8 months after breaking lamp in Tokyo bar See in context

Others believe some details of the story, including claims that he punched an officer, are missing. “At one point the police officer grabbed his arm and it snapped back and hit the officer in his chin.” - the guy makes it sound like everything happened by accident and he is not to be blamed... anyways he'll need to serve his sentence and Japanese will not commute his sentencing (1-3 yrs max.)

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Posted in: Amid tensions with Japan, S Korea to boost world awareness on wartime sex abuses See in context

Japan only pays off money to get victims off their back... no apologies and no reconciliations.

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Posted in: Amid tensions with Japan, S Korea to boost world awareness on wartime sex abuses See in context

problem is Japan never faced their demons and continues to deny their heinous crimes which leads to open-ended mess that we have today.

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Posted in: Amid tensions with Japan, S Korea to boost world awareness on wartime sex abuses See in context

"The tears were streaming down my face as he raped me. It seemed as though he would never stop," she said.

--Jan Ru-ff-O'Herne, 93-year-old Australian former 'comfort woman', still waiting for apology from Japan.

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Posted in: 3 areas in Japan to bid to host casinos; many others reluctant: survey See in context

“The greatest temptations are not those that solicit our consent to obvious sin, but those that offer us great evils masking as the greatest goods.” 

― Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

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Posted in: Subaru probe finds 3,400 staff were not paid for overtime work See in context

zan gyo dai o harae... pay for overtime. most workers in japan are regularly pressured into unpaid over time.

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Posted in: S Korea accuses Japanese patrol plane of threatening flight See in context

"Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya denied the allegation (of flying 60-70m) saying the aircraft flew more than twice as high as South Korea claimed." so it's OK to fly at 140m, what a hogwash!

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Posted in: S Korea accuses Japanese patrol plane of threatening flight See in context

japan has never been ally of korea period!

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Posted in: Female imperial family members to be barred from key succession rite See in context

40 years behind? more like 400 yrs behind...

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Posted in: Tokyo court denies request for Ghosn's release on bail See in context

Absolute abuse of authority.

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Posted in: Tokyo, Seoul clash over S Korean warship's fire-control radar lock-on See in context

Japan should stop knit picking and complain about everything when it comes to issues regarding the Korean Peninsula now the South and North are having a closer ties...

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

For those who have no clue and ask how much money does it take... well no amount of money will ever heal the scars of heinous atrocities by Imperial Japan and until this nation and it's citizens entirely accept wrong doing and sincerely offer condolences and apology healing will never be complete.

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

Does having good relations with Japan mean ignoring rightfully due compensation for forced labor?

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Posted in: Japan, 2 other Asian nations warn citizens not to use marijuana in Canada See in context

If a Japanese or Korean person travel to another country is that person not Japanese or Korean anymore? It is inevitable fact the person should be held responsible by law as citizens where ever you are.

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Posted in: Keio University student arrested for alleged sexual assault, claims he was drunk See in context

Well he'll "remember" his life is ruined now and forever.

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Posted in: U.N. body urges lasting Japan solution to 'comfort women' issue See in context

Japan is so eager to sweep the issue under the rug they have lost the sense of sincerity and compassion victims deserve...

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Posted in: Japan picks $1.2 bil Lockheed radar for Aegis Ashore batteries See in context

No matter what the reasons may be this deal has forged Japan's military strength once again... for good or bad.

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Posted in: Gov't to boost child welfare staff after death of abused 5-year-old girl See in context

My heart aches and feels like it's tearing into thousand pieces whenever I see Yua chan's picture or remember her cries... please, please, please do not turn a blind eye to abuse.

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Posted in: EU leaders coming to China, Japan to counter U.S. protectionism See in context

Europe and China would not be where they are today if it wasn't for US... being pig headed about US are not in the best interest of the new Euro-China alliance.

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Posted in: Man gets 23 years for beating stranger to death outside park toilet See in context


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Posted in: Associates shocked at arrest of suspect in 7-year-old girl's murder See in context

My deepest sympathy may the family be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding them.

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Posted in: Japanese gov't website allowed anti-Korean resident messages See in context

Free speech should be respected, but not when it becomes hateful racist rhetoric

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Posted in: Outrage as WWII sex slave memorial removed in Manila See in context

Japan says they are sorry but they don't seem to show remorse towards people they've wronged, you see all the time Japanese officials pressuring governments and institutions to yield to their displeasure for revealing their tainted past.

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Posted in: Abe back on the ropes as second scandal grows See in context

Koizumi saying it might be difficult for Abe re-election is HUGE!

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Posted in: Detainees go on hunger strike at Ibaraki detention center See in context

Kazuyuki Tokui, a Justice Ministry official overseeing immigration detention, said the ministry did not recognise any problems at the centers. Well that says it all, people committing suicide and dying is no problem what so ever.

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Posted in: Nara Park issues feeding tips for tourists after increase in deer bites See in context

Simple solution... have protective protective work gloves available (lend or sell,) problem solved especially good idea for children I think...

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Posted in: Japanese women confront grim taboo by saying 'me too' See in context

taking ones career as a hostage and forcing sexual favor is still a rape no matter how you look at it.

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Posted in: Seoul protests over disputed island claims in Japan's textbooks See in context

"Smith in Japan" always hit the nail right on the head... clear concise and to the point. Glad to see a commentator with good sense and judgment.

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