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Posted in: Islamic State: What happened to all the foreign fighters? See in context

More importantly, why doesn't the media ever delve into that topic?

Because the culprits pay the bills. Cant bite the hand that feeds you.

http://money.cnn.com/2016/04/19/investing/saudi-arabia-threat-dump-us-assets-911-bill/index.html

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Posted in: Japan pledges $2.9 bil for universal health coverage See in context

Absurd acts to perpetuate the illusion of being a major game player. That ship sailed already abe. Youre coming off more like a clown. Tim

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Posted in: Abe to tell U.N. chief he opposes talks with N Korea See in context

Lol abe really needs the populace primed and ready to chuck 70 years of peaceful lives for the grand old days of sending kids off to perish for illusions of grandeur. Noko is batnuts crazy true but every nation on this planet has the inalienable right to defend itself against acts of aggression. It's high time these egg heads realized that you can only fool people some of the time till the 'regime change' falls flat.

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Posted in: Ruling camp finalizes plan to introduce departure tax from Jan 7, 2019 See in context

Only a fool would believe anything the LDP says.

And there's plenty of those unfortunately.

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Posted in: Locals to deny forced labor by Koreans at coal mine now UNESCO site See in context

No one believes 

Sure whatever keeps you snug in the night.

Information on Korean deaths under Japanese occupation is difficult to uncover (Korea was not invited to participate in the War Crimes Trial). We do know that 5,400,000 Koreans were conscripted for labor beginning in 1939 (line 119), but how many died can only be roughly estimated. Apparently Koreans were better treated than were laborers from other countries, but still their work hours, food and medical care were such that large numbers died (even Japanese coolies forced to work in other countries were so maltreated that many died). This is clear from the 60,000 Korean laborers that died in Japan out of the near 670,000 that were brought there in the years 1939 to 1945 (line 119a). To estimate what the total Korean death toll might be, I give the forced labor death rates for Koreans and Chinese in Japan and forced laborers from or in Indonesia (lines 119b-121). With these as the upper bounds, my reading of Korean history for this period suggests a possible range in the Korean death rate of 5 to 15 percent, with a mid-estimate of 7 percent. These should be conservative rates, given that near 9 percent died in Japan where work conditions can be assumed better than in Korea or Manchuria; and that the rates are much less than half those for China and Indonesia. Even at these low rates, however, the forced labor toll for Korea comes to 270,000 to 810,000 dead in seven years.

http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/NOTE5.HTM

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Posted in: Locals to deny forced labor by Koreans at coal mine now UNESCO site See in context

why a third of them stayed there?

According to the Korean historians, approximately 670,000 Koreans, were conscripted into labor from 1944 to 1945 by the National Mobilization Law.[37] About 670,000 of them were taken to Japan, where about 60,000 died between 1939 and 1945 due mostly to exhaustion or poor working conditions.[38] Many of those taken to Karafuto Prefecture (modern-day Sakhalin) were trapped there at the end of the war, stripped of their nationality and denied repatriation by Japan; they became known as the Sakhalin Koreans.[39] The total deaths of Korean forced laborers in Korea and Manchuria for those years is estimated to be between 270,000 and 810,000.[40]

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

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Posted in: Locals to deny forced labor by Koreans at coal mine now UNESCO site See in context

As time passes, things become difficult to prove. For this reason, human beings came up with the rules of time limitations. It is Wisdom of God given to human beings to avoid futile and endless strifes.

(Sigh) Does one need to explain the obvious? Okay. Thats why we have historical record. And like Ive said over and over, the Koreans only desire absolute acts of contrition akin to the German model after the holocaust. Thats it. Plain and simple.

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Posted in: Locals to deny forced labor by Koreans at coal mine now UNESCO site See in context

"Shinin ni Kuchi nashi" (The dead cannot speak) Here people are arguing things they did not experience. If the people who lived at that time can revive and speak, they can tell us true stories. Opinions here are untrustworthy.

And this attitude right here is why no one outside Japan can believe in whatever lukewarm 'apologies' performed by government. Using the 'dead can not speak' excuse is mind numbingly ridiculous seeing as theres miles of historical evidence that are literally a google search away.

This absurd revisionism of history is absolutely disgusting. A true indication of 'true colors shining through' Shame!!!!

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Posted in: Diet panel resumes debate on amending Constitution See in context

government is supposed to represent the public

LOL, since when?

 only happens in democratic countries...

LOL, oh no. The hits keep on coming.

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Posted in: Japan avoids criticizing U.S. move on Jerusalem See in context

Cowards

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Posted in: Demand for nuclear shelters up in Japan amid N Korean threat See in context

The gullibility levels never seize to amaze

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Posted in: Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital See in context

 The situation is very different from Israel and the West Bank.

Oh really? Pray tell exactly how different. And while you're at it, seeing as you don't agree with Crimea, care to share your thoughts on the golan heights?

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Posted in: Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital See in context

Burning is in agreement with conspiracy theories 

Theories? How much more evidence do you need to send the point home that america truly marches at israels beat?

Personally, I think Israel should have been allowed to annex East Jerusalem and the West Bank as spoils of war in 1967.

In that same vein, you support russias annexation as being legit right? Funny how some entities are unaccountable to international laws.

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Posted in: Trump considering plan to replace Tillerson with CIA chief See in context

I see the war machine hungers yet for more blood. And this folks is why the alleged choice between garbage and even more garbage aka american democracy is the farce of the millenium.

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Posted in: LDP donations from industry bodies grow for 5th year in row See in context

Haha nothing to see here folks. Just democracy in action.

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Posted in: Kobe Steel data fabrication to delay restart of 4 reactors for 2 months See in context

Well seeing as all that's required is a bow and several moushi wakes, pretty sure we're in safe hands.

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Posted in: N Korea launches intercontinental missile; Trump says U.S. will 'take care of it' See in context

Soon, there's going to be folks on here spouting all sort of suggestions short of dialogue. I'd like to kindly request you to display a desire to head to the frontline first before sharing disastrous opinions.

Time to talk with NK

Best and most sensible comment I've read thus far.

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Posted in: Japan detects radio signals pointing to possible N Korean missile test See in context

Whoa ossan before breaking out the champagne, missile launch misstep aside, can you name any of abes so called arrows that have hit their target? No? Then your statement makes as much sense as those arrows. Wake up man. NK today is not Iraq. It simply will not be bullied into submission without massive repercussions for this entire region. Wake up!!!

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Posted in: Top carbon-fiber maker Toray says tire parts unit falsified inspection data See in context

With the Olympics on the horizon, one shudders at what's really in store.

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Posted in: Japan detects radio signals pointing to possible N Korean missile test See in context

Japan has detected radio signals suggesting North Korea may be preparing for another ballistic missile launch, although such signals are not unusual and satellite images did not show fresh activity, 

In other words, even more empty noise to ramp up the fear factor to mask the failure of ALL ldp policies. When, oh when will the political apathy end so the country can have REAL democracy??

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Posted in: Japanese cosmetics maker apologizes over sign barring Chinese See in context

For anyone whining about the Chinese murking up everything, remember that without their infusion of cash into the economy, Japan will simply continue to slide downwards in the list for worlds biggest economies.

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Posted in: Ex-Abe cabinet member makes discriminatory remark about Africans See in context

Only saving grace is this old generation will die out and will be replaced with the more open minded one. Nuff said.

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Posted in: Platform doors to be installed at 882 train stations before Tokyo 2020 Olympics See in context

If only as much effort was put into the reconstruction of tohoku...

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Posted in: Media get first look at construction of maglev line station at Shinagawa See in context

ummm, tohoku's reconstruction first? anyone?

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Posted in: San Francisco mayor accepts 'comfort women' statue; Osaka to end sister-city ties See in context

I wonder what would happen if Korea tells Japan to remove the Yasukuni Shrine?

Lots and lots of hot, empty noise.

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Posted in: San Francisco mayor accepts 'comfort women' statue; Osaka to end sister-city ties See in context

Its rather telling how the meaning of this is missed on so many here.

If Germany was held accountable with reparations and deep acts of contrition, what makes Japan unique to these?

It might be too late for reparations now but unless Japan can imitate the German model of contrition, expect more statues to go up much to your perpetual disdain.

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Posted in: Leaders of Russia, Iran, Turkey meet to relaunch Syria peace process See in context

What kind of 'democratic process' will 'everyday Syrians' (whatever that means) have with Russia, Iran and maybe Turkey making decisions for them?

Would you prefer massive chaos that involves massive acts against humanity leading to mass migration and incarceration in the worst hygienic camps?

Can hold on for a moment and see how this plays out? Jeez!!!

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Posted in: Leaders of Russia, Iran, Turkey meet to relaunch Syria peace process See in context

But when the government started killing its own people the people fought back after three months of abuse. I think that’s pretty justified

Are you honestly discounting the hand of western influence in this whole debacle? It's pretty telling you're not refuting burning bush's facts. You cite Algeria and Morocco. Fair point. But one must consider the fact that syria as far as oil is concerned was a much bigger fish to fry. After Russia and company kicked hind end, the country can now proceed to the democratic process. None of that caliphate garbage from before.

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Posted in: Leaders of Russia, Iran, Turkey meet to relaunch Syria peace process See in context

Aly no matter how much spin you'd like to put to the matter, anyone with two gray cells to rub together clearly knows that what Russias done is nothing short of miraculous. Differences in opinion lead to Democratic process, not acts against humanity as perpetrated by your so called rebels.

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Posted in: Leaders of Russia, Iran, Turkey meet to relaunch Syria peace process See in context

Putin bombed Syria until it's people fled to Europe. And now Angela Merkel is struggling to hold her country and Europe together because of their generous welcome to Syrians fleeing the bombings of Putin.

Exactly.

I personally believe he did that on purpose to exacerbate the humanitarian crisis in Europe and put the Europeans at odds with one another thus fracturing and weakening the EU. If so, it worked beautifully. Brexit occured in part because of the crisis. If in fact that was Putin's plan all along, he is a frighteningly masterful politician who is also as cold, cruel, and calculating as they come.

Wow! So you're both ruling out the decimation of raqqa by the US huh? IS despite tacit support from the US, saudis and Israel, just got its hind end handed to it and all you keep parroting on about is clutched straws. Russias damned if it does, damned if it doesn't I guess.

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