But hey the world needs to try to educate Japan
Why wouldn't the World, that committed a lot of atrocities itself, mind its own business instead?
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Correct they have asked. Why have they asked? What right do they have to ask? And why should anyone listen to them? And thankfully they have been politely told where to go.....
Why did US Congress asked Japan to apologize? "What right do they have to ask? And why should anyone listen to them?" And thankfully Japan did not listen.
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What is wrong l dont understand the article clearly states that Japanese officials have asked for the memorial to be removed that is a fact.
"Have asked". Asked. Exactly.
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As for this, l am sick to death of Japan, Japanese people and the Japanese government thinking that they can tell other countries what they can and cant do on their own soil.
Wrong. They are not telling anyone what to do, they are ASKING not to do certain things that distort their history. They certainly have the right to do so. Just as much right as U.S. Congress had asking them to apologize.
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Which "many other governments" EXACTLY? U.S. Congress ASKED Japan to apologize. U.S. Congress=politicians that should be asked to apologize for a lot of war crimes of the past and present. No wonder Japan did not comply. U.S. Congress cannot "decide" history. I asked YOU to show me FACTS. Instead you stayed an OPINION of U.S. Congress, which was influenced politically. It's not a proof, it's a very poor, childish excuse. Try again.
He gave you what was the decision of the U.S. Congress and many other governments.
The Japanese government has never paid any money for sex slaves.
Riiiight. And the money they paid to Korea ...?
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Japanese are well known to have committed atrocities in all the countries they had occupied during Second World War.
That is still debatable.
I don't know if they paid any damages?
Oh, but they did. See, for instance, this discussion.
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This is not a debate outside of Japan. it's a fact.
I am not asking for an opinion or for your BELIEFS. I am asking if you have any facts. Obviously you don't. Otherwise you would've already listed them here.
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They have a right to put up any statue they want in a park they basically own. How are you going to come to my park and tell me to change something.
Veeeery simple. For instance, in US even if you own your house you cannot just do whatever you want to it. You need to get a permission first. So people can and do tell you what to do with your own property.
In our case, local government obviously gave its ok to building a monument. Which means that local American government has decided to side with Koreans on the issue that is still being debated. That, in my opinion, what Japanese officials were trying to say. And it is a sound argument.
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What Beat thinks about homosexuals is his business and his right, what he says in public, on the other hand, should be tempered by the position he holds as a public figure.
He obviously was asked about his personal opinion. He stated his personal opinion. Should he have lied about his personal opinion just to make some gaijin from JT board happy? I personally do not think so.
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Everybody change when they talk to foreigners, Americans included. It's very simple: in another culture something you say or do might be considered insulting. So, you usually try to be extra careful with people from another country.
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He's entitle to his personal opinion. But in private.
So, what should he do when somebody asks him a question? Check with you first?
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According to NHK yesterday, out of every 4 marriages in Japan 3 have domestic violence issues against women.
This is crazy. Laughable statistics.
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Hetrosexual marriage is a failure since 3 in 5 will end in divorce.
Would you be so kind to point me where I can find this wonderful statistics? By the way, gay men divorce too. They also suffer from abusive relationships. It's just human nature.
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Takeshi is 100% right. Homosexuality is just abnormal. I also don't understand why we need gay parades etc. What's there to celebrate? You don't see heterosexuals marching around...
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