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[Sputonic] Russia regrets Japan distorting WWII facts

2016-02-22 19:27:58 | あしあと(海外投稿記事)
[Sputonic] Russia regrets Japan distorting WWII facts
Moscow regrets that Tokyo is presenting "distorted" information on WWII, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Saturday.
http://sputniknews.com/asia/20160220/1035106449/japan-russia-war-politics.html

© Sputnik/ Alexander Liskin
19:27 20.02.2016(updated 20:25 20.02.2016)

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier, senior Japanese Foreign Ministry official Toshihiro Aiki commenting on relations between Moscow and Tokyo noted that "not all results of World War II have been summed up," and the so-called territorial issue between the countries remains to be addressed.

"We express our sincere regret that the Japanese side attempts to launch a public discussion on the sensitive issue of bilateral relations, even allowing an arbitrary and distorted interpretation of historical facts to take place," the ministry said in a statement, addressing recent remarks by Aiki.

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida. File photo
© SPUTNIK/ GRIGORIY SISOEV
Constructive Russia’s Participation Needed to Solve World Crises – Tokyo
The Russian Foreign Ministry added that the status of the Southern Kuril Islands was stipulated by the 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty, transferring control of the islands to the Soviet Union, that was signed by Japan and cannot be reviewed.
Japan and Russia never signed a permanent peace treaty after the end of World War II because of a disagreement over four islands, which Russia calls the Southern Kurils while Japan refers to them as the Northern Territories. The disputed islands, located in the Sea of Okhotsk, were claimed by Soviet forces at the end of WWII.

In September 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held bilateral talks on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, agreeing to step up negotiations on a mutually acceptable solution to their countries' territorial dispute.
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Japan always said ‘Any nation must respect and follow international laws. Any dispute must be settled by international law.’
JAPAN HAS ACCEPTED THE JURISDICTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE AS COMPULSORY. Japan has proposed Russia to settle the issue at ICJ which Russia has escaped from.
Russia appeals that Kurils are the Russian territory, everywhere except one place,
in Sputnik, in Facebook, in Twitter, in the United Nations, everywhere in the world.
However, NEVER at the International Court of Justice.
goo.gl/FOlx92

Stalin decided war against Japan at Yalta Conference on February in 1945 and sent message on April in 1945 to Japan ‘NOT extending the Soviet-Japan Neutrality Pact’ which would be expired on April in 1946 and still valid for a year until on April in 1946 if one signatory nation denounce one-sidedly. Stalin planned to start war late August in 1945. When Stalin knew U.S. had succeeded atomic bomb development, he decided war starting on August 15 then on August 11, and knew U.S. had dropped in Hiroshima, he declared war on August 8 then started invading on August 9 1945 though the Soviet-Japan Neutrality Pact was valid. Even after Japan accepted Potsdam Declaration in August 14 and disarmed on August 17, U.S.S.R. continued invading until September 2 1945.

Shall we get the ball rolling toward Russo-Japan Peace Treaty?
Today's Japanese pretty much like President Putin and feel good toward Russia. Russia is not USSR communism any more as Japanese of course hate such governing by fear and violence.
Without settling territorial issue, any relationship such as business, civil communication, friendship activities and political stability cannot attain between Japan and Russia. Japanese surely potentially always think and feel 'Russians are outlaw and comfortable to betray anytime' due to the USSR violation of the Soviet-Japan Neutrality Pact in 1945. Russian may think and feel a kind of the same against Japanese 'distortion'. In order to remove seriously deep distrust emotion among Japan-Russo citizens for long-lasting/ ever-lasting, clear fair international legal judgement to sincerely follow will be able to help.

"Unconditional surrender" is not correct. Potsdam Declaration has several conditions with unconditional surrender of all Japanese armed forces in article 13.
For example,
Article 9 says The Japanese military forces shall be permitted to return to their homes.
Article 10 says UN do not intend that the Japanese shall be enslaved as a race or destroyed as a nation. Freedom of speech, of religion, and of thought, as well as respect for the fundamental human rights shall be established.
Article 11 says Japanese participation in world trade relations shall be permitted.
Article 12 says The occupying forces of the Allies shall be withdrawn from Japan.
THEN, article 13 says UN [call upon the government of Japan to proclaim now the unconditional surrender of all Japanese armed forces, and to provide proper and adequate assurances of their good faith in such action. The alternative for Japan is prompt and utter destruction.]
www.ndl.go.jp/constitution/e/etc/c06.html
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@Dimitri Pisareff
You mean.article 8. Have you ever seen any of "the Cairo Declaration"?
If you have, please show me. In fact, the Cairo Declaration does not exist.
[8: The terms of the Cairo Declaration shall be carried out and Japanese sovereignty shall be limited to the islands of Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku and such minor islands as we determine.]
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[Japan Times] Seoul criticizes Japan for sending ‘comfort women’ report to U.N. committee

2016-01-31 11:29:34 | あしあと(海外投稿記事)
Seoul criticizes Japan for sending ‘comfort women’ report to U.N. committee
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/01/31/national/seoul-criticizes-japan-sending-comfort-women-report-u-n-committee/#.VrCGRrKLSaG

JIJI

SEOUL – South Korea on Sunday criticized Japan for submitting a report to a U.N. committee denying forcible recruitment of “comfort women” as prostitutes for Japanese soldiers chiefly during World War II.

In its official position statement made to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, the Japanese government said forceful taking away of Asian women by the government and the military during the war could not be confirmed in any documents it investigated, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported Sunday.

Responding to the news account, a South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman stressed that the forced nature of recruitment and transfer of comfort women, many of whom were Korean, is an undeniable historical fact.

The Japanese government should refrain from doing and saying anything that will hamper the spirit of the Tokyo-Seoul deal struck in late December to resolve the comfort women issue, the official said.


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Japan was required to submit the report regarding the issue by UN .

[Points of Comfort Women issue regarding Korea.]
1. Perjury was the testimony by Seiji Yosida in 1980's. He was the ONLY person who confessed his crime about comfort women issue. Asahi Simbun had published articles 16 times by citing the Yoshida's testimony as the true story over the world, and finally and officially admitted that his perjury was fabrication in August 2014.
2. Groups of 200,000 young female workers organized on Japan worked at factories. On Dec 10 1991 and on Jan 11 1992, Asahi Shimbun deliberately distorted them as Comfort Women or highly paid prostitute for propaganda purpose. Asahi had already admitted it fabrication due to Takashi Uemura reporter's confusion and immature review.
3. Never appeared has even a person nor even CW's family, who had witnessed the forced recruitment from annexation period to this day, though Korea has appealed thousands of comfort woman victims.
4. Never found has been any evidence of JPN's coerced prostitution in JPN gov., JPN military, Korean gov., Korean local gov., Korean police and the U.S. gov.
5. Never existed has any comfort woman's testimony saying 'JPN moved me forcibly', while existed testimony 'Business agents kidnapped me' and 'My father sold me.'
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JPN owes the responsibility for the consequence which made women must had lived on hardship. JPN have apologized her mis-achievement of the supervisory responsibility. Importantly, Japan was not the crime party.
JPN had strong relation with the military brothels in the way showing moral examples of humanitarian manner, such as medical check, appropriate management and construction, but never with coerced recruitment.

On Jan 7 2016, a Seattle-area investigation has resulted in the shutdown of two sex-trafficking websites, the shuttering of 12 brothels and the arrest of about a dozen people. In Seattle, U.S., prostituted women from South Korea were forced to work often for 12 hours a day, seven days a week, to pay off debts.
Do you think that the U.S. should apologize and compensate for those women?

Please imagine,
What do you think if creditors require you $1 billion repayment for your $1,000 loan without any document?
How do you think if someone sues you as robber without any evidence and witness?
Japan of course never deny crimes happened such as Semarang case. JPN was not perfect. Still today, rape and kidnap happen in Japan.

What JPN denies is officially organized forced recruitment by JPN government and Military as well as the number 200,000 Korea appeals.
JPN comfort women system was quite different from western slavery business that western hunted Africans as animals and brought them to new land as slaves and sex slaves.
Imperial Japan did not systematically implement forced recruitment and management.
Imperial Japan outsourced the leisure house called comfort house and Korean merchants recruited women by advertisement in newspaper.
The word 'sex slaves' was invented to undermine JPN by a JPN communist lawyer, Etsuro Tozuka.
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@john doe
(1) You still put the immature article saying 200,000.
(2) Your opinion is illogical like this.
If a policeman rape a women, that's why its government and police department recommended and order raping. All the policemen are rapists.

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[WSJ] Japan’s Economy Minister Akira Amari to Resign Over Political-Funds Scandal

2016-01-28 16:14:22 | あしあと(海外投稿記事)
Japan’s Economy Minister Akira Amari to Resign Over Political-Funds Scandal
Amari acknowledges personally receiving money from a person at a company involved in a land dispute
http://www.wsj.com/articles/japans-economy-minister-akira-amari-to-resign-over-political-funds-scandal-1453971573?mod=e2fb&cb=logged0.26073241722770035

By PETER LANDERS
Updated Jan. 28, 2016 4:14 a.m. ET
TOKYO—Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari, a close ally of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said Thursday he would resign to take responsibility for a political-funds scandal.

Mr. Amari has been Japan’s top negotiator in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks.

A weekly magazine called Shukan Bunshun reported last week about political funds allegedly received by Mr. Amari and his aides from a company involved in a land dispute.

Mr. Amari on Thursday acknowledged personally receiving a total of \1 million ($8,400) on two occasions from a person at the company but said the money was handled properly.

He said he was resigning to avoid harming Mr. Abe’s economic revitalization plans and to ensure that the budget for the year beginning April 1 would be passed by parliament without undue delay. He apologized for inadequate supervision of his aides and said he was taking responsibility for causing trouble to Mr. Abe and his government.

Write to Peter Landers at peter.landers@wsj.com

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Mr. Amrari charged managerial responsibility on himself.
Mr. Amari did nothing illegal but his secretary and bribe giving company did illegal.
General Japanese feel largely unfair conspiracy.
The incident happened in 2013.
The criminal company disclosed it to the public by itself.
(1)
Mr. Kiyoshima, the criminal secretaly, was a former worker of Mr.Eda, opposition party leader.
Mr. Eda was a roommate of Mr. Michael Froman at Harvard Univ. for 1987-1988.
Mr. Michael Froman was the Mr.Amari's counterpart of USTR during TPP negotiation.
(2)
Satsuma corp. hiring 5 employees, the criminal company, belongs to a small business association as a deputy principal.
The small business association has strong relation with Japan Communist Party.
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Cases by Democratic Party of Japan
・ 枝野、革マル派系労組から800万円献金
・ 枝野幹事長、新年会収入240万円を記載せず・・「単純ミス」と言いわけ
・ 山井和則、後援会収入3年間記載なし・・「単純ミス」と言いわけ

・ 岡崎トミ子、赤松副代表、角田儀一、近藤昭一、古賀潤一郎、武正公一副外相、
 野田総理大臣、前原政調会長、田中慶秋法務大臣、下条みつ防衛政務官ら、
 → 在日パチンコ系企業や朝鮮総連系団体や韓国民団役員などから違法外国人献金が発覚

・ 菅首相や鳩山前首相ら、拉致事件の容疑者周辺団体へ総額2億500万円を献金
・ 民主党、朝鮮総連にパーティ券販売 ・ 支持母体日教組、韓国慰安婦博物館に寄付
・ 北教組(日教組)が小林千代美議員へ1600万の違法献金

・ 野田元首相 「中国人パブ」に政治費21万円 小沢元代表も4万円発覚
・ 民主大臣ら 「韓国女性クラブ」や「ニューハーフショーパブ」などを政治活動費に
  江田五月 法務大臣が237万円、 川端達男 文部大臣が114万円、
  直嶋正行 経産大臣が146万円、 松野頼久 官房副長官が51万円、
  松本剛明 外務大臣が 34万円、 岩本司 農水副大臣(違法キャバクラや高級ブランドに支出)

・ 北沢副代表、香典217万円・祝儀29万円・見舞金20万円を政治資金から支出
・ 大串博志議員、殺された暴力団組長の葬儀弔問に訪れ香典と焼香
・ 鳩山首相、3億円超の献金虚偽事件と12億円脱税疑惑が発覚→秘書のせいにして説明責任を果たしたと豪語
・松本政調会長、家賃のいらない衆院会館に1866万円の事務所費
・渡部最高顧問、実態ない事務所費が約1億8千万円・・「10年前は当たり前」と弁解

・小沢氏、事務所費が4億円と突出(政治資金で不動産取得と判明→後の「陸山会」献金問題へ )
・中井洽氏にも光熱水費問題、架空1070万円発覚

・蓮舫大臣の事務所兼自宅、母親のファミリー企業が所有と判明→「家賃支払いの有無」など回答せず実態不透明

・荒井聰大臣、実態のない事務所費4222万円計上(内訳は キャミソールやパチンコCD代など)
 → 菅内閣は国会を”審議拒否”して野党反発

・ 福山哲郎、六本木のガールズバー代を「会合費」で支出 マスコミ関係者との懇談で使用 
・ 山岡、マルチ商法会社からの献金を収支報告書に記載せず  
・ 山下八洲夫、領土問題などの右翼恫喝出版社から見返り収入受け取り
・ 蓮舫、脱税関係企業から120万円献金   ・ 馬淵国交相、粉飾社長から献金
・ 海江田大臣、管轄する公取から摘発を受けた3社から献金  
・ 小林正夫、東電労組や電力総連から6650万円の献金
・ 古川経財相、偽装牛肉事件の摘発業者から献金  ・小宮山厚労相、行政処分企業から・ 献金
車借り上げ代 55230 円
H26.7.17 中国共産党中央対外連絡部
事務局経費 142816 円
H26.7.17 中国共産党中央対外連絡部 
http://www.soumu.go.jp/senkyo/seiji_s/seijishikin/contents/151127/0001005-2.pdf
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Case by Japan communist party
献金元、朝鮮通信
http://warp.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/8219969/www.soumu.go.jp/senkyo/seiji_s/seijishikin

http://warp.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/1052035/www.soumu.go.jp/senkyo/seiji_s/seijishikin/
http://www.soumu.go.jp/senkyo/seiji_s/seijishikin/
http://www.soumu.go.jp/senkyo/seiji_s/seijishikin/contents/151127/0000908-6.pdf(平成26年度)
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The latest and biggest war is the world wide cold war between West and East.

2016-01-23 06:56:40 | 決まり文句


The latest and biggest war is the world wide cold war between West and East.
Please remember, Anglo-JPN alliance is the winner of the war.
Anglo-Japan Alliance, or UK-US-JPN alliance have terminated East-West Cold War. Thatcher, Regan and Nakasone have firmly stood against communism resume.
JPN continued buying US bond to support US military enforcement in order to make USSR give up her desire of expansion by arm. US and JPN became top 1 and 2 on the world economy, New York-Tokyo-London became the financial core market, and continued setting about economic war against communism. In conclusion, West successfully terminated the dispute within cold war and became the winner over East.
(UK-JPN Alliance)
http://blogimg.goo.ne.jp/user_image/17/24/317e61574c6e6a2537fff26198de61cb.jpg
(US-JPN Alliance)
http://blogimg.goo.ne.jp/user_image/24/31/f30a78f5e16c0bfda1212ed954c125fd.jpg
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[WSJ] Taiwan’s Historic Election Set to Test China Ties

2016-01-16 13:23:56 | あしあと(海外投稿記事)
Taiwan’s Historic Election Set to Test China Ties
Presidential candidate who favors distancing Taipei from Beijing leads in polls

http://www.wsj.com/articles/taiwans-historic-election-set-to-test-china-ties-1452925430?cb=logged0.7094066455028951

By JEREMY PAGE, JENNY W. HSU and EVA DOU
Jan. 16, 2016 1:23 a.m. ET
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TAIPEI—Voters in Taiwan streamed to voting booths, with pollsters giving a sizable lead to an independence-leaning candidate whose election as president would pose a challenge to China’s ambitions to reunify the democratic island with the mainland.

If elected in Saturday’s poll, Tsai Ing-wen would become Taiwan’s first woman president, and her victory would bring to power her Democratic Progressive Party, the main opposition party whose support for Taiwan’s formal independence nears a red line for Beijing.

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An uptick in long-running tensions between China and Taiwan—a legacy of the Chinese civil war last century that led to separation—could also add a fresh irritant to relations between Beijing and Washington, which is obliged by U.S. law to help Taiwan defend itself.

U.S. officials have been urging all sides to avoid provocative actions. A former U.S. deputy secretary of state, William Burns, will visit Taiwan on Sunday carrying a message from the U.S. government, according to Washington’s de facto embassy in Taipei. The current deputy secretary of state, Anthony Blinken, travels to Beijing next week and will meet with a senior Chinese official for Taiwan affairs.

The message from Washington is likely to be that Beijing and Ms. Tsai should work together to devise a new formula for handling relations, according to people familiar with the matter.

Beijing has so far muted its public comments about the prospect of a Tsai presidency. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a regular briefing on Friday that Beijing would continue to insist that Taiwan is part of China. “No matter how the situation in the island changes, this position hasn’t changed and won’t change,” he said.

Relations with China feature heavily in Taiwan elections, and expanding commercial links with the mainland have been a central policy of the government of President Ma Ying-jeou, of the Kuomintang, or Nationalist Party, who is stepping down after eight years in office. Mr. Ma held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Singapore in November, the first meeting between leaders of the two sides since the civil-war split in 1949.


But the rapprochement has fueled concerns among many of Taiwan’s 23 million people about Beijing’s growing political influence on the island, and about the hollowing out of local industry as jobs and businesses move to the mainland.

Many voters want a change, but without inciting Beijing to take punitive actions against the island. “The Kuomintang has done a terrible job in the past few years but that doesn’t mean I support Taiwan independence either, as it would hurt Taiwan’s economy,” Ho Yeh-chun, a 30-year-old who runs an online financial business in Taipei, said after casting her vote.

Ms. Tsai, a 59-year-old former law professor, has put the economy at the center of her campaign, while also pledging not to provoke Beijing and to abide by agreements reached by the Ma administration.

“One more step to a new era, one more step to a new economy, and one more step to a new society,” Ms. Tsai said at a campaign rally on Friday night that organizers said attracted 200,000 people despite pouring rain.

Voters in Taiwan, the only democracy in the Chinese-speaking world, will choose a new president and legislature Jan. 16. Here are five things to watch for in the elections. Photo: Associated Press
In attacking Ms. Tsai, members of the ruling Kuomintang, or KMT, have said she would cause a crisis in relations with Beijing and that would severely harm Taiwan’s economy.

“When the Kuomintang falls, it can stand up again with some difficulty,” KMT candidate Eric Chu told his final campaign rally on Friday night. “But if a country falls, it is very, very hard. Some countries fall and never get up again.”

Opinion polls have consistently shown him well behind Ms. Tsai. The latest one, from Taiwan’s bipartisan Cross-Strait Policy Association, released on Jan. 5, put her on 45%, with him on 16%, roughly level with a third candidate, former KMT politician James Soong.
Parliamentary elections are also being held on Saturday and many pollsters predict the DPP could also win them, either outright or in a coalition. It would be the first time the KMT and its allies have lost control of the legislature since Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist government was ousted from the mainland by Communist forces in 1949.

With preliminary results expected on Saturday evening, one of the key questions now is how Beijing will respond to a Tsai victory. Beijing has resorted to threats during previous Taiwan presidential elections, firing missiles into waters off the island in 1996 and warning that independence would lead to war in 2000 when voters elected its first DPP president, Chen Shui-bian.
This time, Beijing is unlikely to threaten military action, experts have said. Its initial response to a Tsai victory would be muted, they said, but it would soon impose economic costs if she doesn’t come up with a mutually acceptable formula for defining relations before her inauguration on May 20.

One sign Beijing is looking for is whether Ms. Tsai adheres to a rhetorical formulation called the “1992 consensus.” Devised by officials from Beijing and the KMT government at the time, the formulation holds that both sides agree that there is only one China, without defining what that meant in practical terms.

—Chun Han Wong in Beijing contributed to this article.

Write to Jeremy Page at jeremy.page@wsj.com, Jenny W. Hsu at jenny.hsu@wsj.com and Eva Dou at eva.dou@wsj.com

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Taiwan is Taiwan, not China, Chinese Taipei nor PRC.
ROC by KMT has been interim government in Taiwan.
In Taiwan, democratic elections have been implemented.
On the other hand, in Hong Kong, booksellers were disappeared, and Mass-media were controlled due to under communism governance.
Oh, does PRC have election? How PRC elect the leader of the Nation for the people? Are they intact enough to enable talk about 6/4 Tienanmen?

BTW,
I am not sure what's wrong with this.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CPNQR3GWEAA6bSa.jpg
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Oh, 2016 is the 50th memorial year of the Bloody Cultural Revolution.
The Huge Golden Statue was beheaded.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CX7_hzsWAAAIqQp.jpg
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[WSJ] Report on Cologne New Year’s Assaults Says Overwhelmed Police Didn’t Seek Backup

2016-01-11 16:59:54 | あしあと(海外投稿記事)
Report on Cologne New Year’s Assaults Says Overwhelmed Police Didn’t Seek Backup
Officials say nearly all perpetrators were migrants as German city rethinks security for Carnival festivities
http://www.wsj.com/articles/report-on-cologne-new-years-eve-assaults-says-overwhelmed-forces-declined-to-call-for-help-1452523224#lf_comment=444348102

By ZEKE TURNER and ANTON TROIANOVSKI
Updated Jan. 11, 2016 4:59 p.m. ET
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DÜSSELDORF, Germany—A report presented Monday provided the strongest admission of errors to date in the Cologne police’s response to mass assaults on New Year’s Eve while raising new questions about security and migrants at the city’s annual Carnival celebration in just a few weeks.

Prepared by police, the report described how officers, overwhelmed and unable to assist victims, failed to call for backup as hundreds of people, mainly women, were robbed or sexually assaulted that night. Authorities say crowds of mainly migrant men went on an hourslong rampage as crowds gathered to celebrate outside the city’s main train station.

The number of complaints alleging theft, bodily assault and sexual offences in Cologne on New Year’s Eve has now risen to more than 120. Mark Kelly reports. Image: AFP
“The picture that the police from Cologne presented on New Year’s Eve isn’t acceptable,” Ralf Jäger, the state’s interior minister, told lawmakers in the North Rhine-Westphalian capital of Düsseldorf, about 25 miles north of Cologne, as he introduced the report prepared for the ministry.

Local politicians and officials in Cologne say they now have another urgent challenge: On Feb. 4, the city’s annual street Carnival celebration opens—complete with raunchy parade floats, visitors in suggestive costumes, and partygoers distributing the traditional Bützchen, or closed-lipped kiss, to strangers. Cologne, in the heart of Germany’s traditionally Catholic Rhineland, is home to the country’s largest Carnival festivities.

The assaults on New Year’s Eve have added a new layer of concern surrounding the annual street festival. They have also sparked debate over the challenge of integrating migrants into the country’s secular and liberal society and to what extent efforts to teach German social mores can play in bolstering security at such celebrations.

Politicians and officials here have emphasized that neither an assailant’s cultural background nor a victim’s behavior or clothing choice is an excuse for violence against women.

Nevertheless, the often-Bacchanalian scenes at Carnival came up at a crisis meeting called by Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker early last week, according to the report released Monday.

In the meeting, according to the report, Ms. Reker and other senior officials agreed that “the tradition of Carnival must be conveyed to refugees who come from a different cultural environment.”

A City Hall spokeswoman said Monday that officials were discussing just how to convey the tradition. In an interview in the magazine Der Spiegel, Ms. Reker said the city might try to explain Carnival to refugees using pictograms and interpreters.

“I don’t know if this will help,” Ms. Reker said. “But we must do everything that will prevent things from getting out of control.”

Gabriele Klug, who oversees refugee matters in the city administration, said better police work and identity checks were more important in weeding out migrants who may be criminals than education in German values.

“It’s a question of law and mutual respect, not of education,” Ms. Klug said, referring to the New Year’s Eve assaulters. “None of these guys assumed there was an invitation to do something with the women.”

Mr. Jäger said Monday that just about all of the attackers appeared to be of immigrant backgrounds, including asylum applicants who arrived in recent months. The Cologne police said they had received 553 complaints of New Year’s Eve incidents, 45% of them including sexual violations.

The Cologne police chief was forced out on Friday amid criticism of the police’s feeble response to the wave of assaults and, in the days after, its apparent hesitation to acknowledge that the attackers might have been asylum applicants.

The assaults have put Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government on the defensive and energized the German leader’s critics, who have long warned about the potential security implications of opening the country’s borders to more than a million asylum seekers last year.

In a sign of the tensions, police in Cologne said groups of people attacked six Pakistani men and a Syrian man on Sunday in two incidents. Two people were hospitalized. Police are investigating.

Voluntary neighborhood watch groups also have emerged across the country.

In Düsseldorf, a movement called “One for all—Düsseldorf on the lookout” began patrolling in the city center over the weekend. On Facebook, the group described itself as “apolitical and against all sorts of violence.”

There were 142 police officers on duty in Cologne on New Year’s Eve, including 83 riot police officers, not all of whom were working to control the crowd outside the main train station, the report presented Monday said. The area inside the train station is the purview of the German federal police, which has its own reporting lines.

The local police were at times outnumbered more than five-to-one as the crowd outside the station and on the adjacent stairs leading to the city’s landmark cathedral reached more than 1,000 “strongly intoxicated” men aged between 15 and 35.

According to the report, the police units on the ground didn’t call for backup or give sufficiently accurate real-time reports of what was unfolding.

Some 135 police investigators have been tracking down suspects, including by combing through social media.

Police in Cologne said Monday that they had identified 23 people as possible suspects, four more than on Sunday. Police had received a total of 553 complaints by Monday, 45% of which were for sexual offenses.

Federal police meanwhile said they still were investigating the 32 suspects they had identified last week, 22 of whom are asylum seekers.

The night has become a “communication disaster” for the police, Marc Lürbke, an opposition lawmaker in North Rhine-Westphalia, said, referring to the apparent hesitation to link the episode with migrants.

Mr. Jäger, who ordered the resignation of the police chief, dismissed allegations of a coverup.

“To say it clearly, there was no instructions to the police to keep the status or identity of the culprits quiet,” blaming “mistake-ridden internal bureaucratic communication” for initial reports that described the night as peaceful and uneventful. “One has to understand that the press department can’t do its job when the press department itself isn’t properly informed,” Mr. Jäger said.

Elsewhere, police were bracing for potential clashes between supporters and opponents of the government’s migrant policy.

Anti-Islam and migration movement Legida hosted an event to celebrate its first anniversary Monday evening in Leipzig, with supporters of its sister movement Pegida, from Dresden, joining the demonstration. Leftist groups followed through on a pledge to “crash” Legida’s birthday party.

The anti-migration rally drew over 2,000 protesters, with the same number of people attending the counter-demonstrations, a Leipzig police spokeswoman said.

Some 2 miles south of the rallies, police stopped 250 far-right protesters Monday evening to check identities and investigate allegations that some in the group had smashed shop windows, tried to set up barricades and set off fireworks, she said.

— Andrea Thomas and Ruth Bender in Berlin contributed to this article.

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If over 400 Muslim women were raped by 1,000 German guys a night, how Muslim men would react on it?

Muslim should behead the Cologne criminals by themselves.
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@Sergey Smirnov
You could research the evaluation and reputation of Imperial Japanese army's military regulations.
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@Sergey Smirnov
How many rapes happened?
FYI
Comfort women dedicated to raise soldiers’ morale and spirits, and to prevent rape crimes in countries. Comfort women are not sex slaves as the same as soldiers are not bloodthirsty killers.
The word ‘sex slaves’ humiliates comfort women’s pride as the same as the word ‘bloodthirsty killers’ does solders’ honor. Such wording obviously mislead real features.
Comfort woman earned monthly income as much as soldier’s annual income. Dedication of comfort woman was priceless as same as dedication of soldier was precious. Duty of comfort women was horrible such as extraordinary repeating prostitution, while duty of soldier was cruel such as murder.
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@Sergey Smirnov
Can you show me evidence/primary source?
Otherwise, you perjury and calumny.
FYI
U.S. Gov researched confidential 8.5 million page official documents for Comfort Women issue during Pres. Bush and Pres. Clinton era for 8 years by IWG (Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Records Interagency Working Group). The research revealed that NO U.S. Gov nor military documents existed which proved organized sex slavery system by JPN government or Military.
http://goo.gl/XjYvJm
http://goo.gl/FTvpsc

BTW, have you ever heard 'the supplied goods of the fifth sort, US Army'
http://goo.gl/1jddY4
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@Sergey Smirnov
(1) You brought IMTEF Judgement/Tokyo tribunal.
You could research the evaluation and reputation on the legal justice of the court. Fore example, John Rabe reported lots of killing and rapes by Japanese, but never seen any by his eyes.
(2) You brought McDougall report.
You could find the report was build based on false charges and distortions.
Fore example, NO evidence from the beginning regarding "Imperial Japanese army forced 200,000 women into sex slavery".
Sure, Japan deeply involved into attraction of comfort women amusement system such as medical check and transportation, and our-sourced operation and recruitment. It is the same as local public office makes attraction of factory or building owner does so of commercial tenant. Japan has cracked down kidnappers, or criminal Korean agents. Japan has never concealed such.
(3)Has U.S. government found any 'documents existed which proved organized sex slavery by Japan'?
You could distinguish the facts from emotional opinions.
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@Sergey Smirnov
You brought 100 beheading competition.
You could research more and find the story perfect fabrication.
Nanjing Museum still displays the picture so Japanese has looked down CCP as liars.
FYI
http://www.sdh-fact.com/category/nanking-massacre/
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@Sergey Smirnov
Based on the article you cited, you could think of “cannot be certified as the truth.”
Anyways, therefore, which does the 24 years old woman on the picture looks like, young or old?
http://goo.gl/D95wXT
Xia's testimony
https://goo.gl/KDaFYJ

Defamation is based on the fact, while Contempt is not based on the fact. The case you cited was 'Defamation'.
In fact, John Gillespie Magee's films had never submitted to Tokyo Trial. The film had never showed any scene of the Massacar.
Magee testimonied lots of crimes for the two trial days, however, he admitted that he himself had seen only three incidents (one killing, one rape, one thief), and that he had heard other incidents as hearsay.

FYI
Summer clothes in winter Nanjing
https://goo.gl/wHQvP3

GrassGreen in winter and KMT cap
https://goo.gl/3xoznF

Yuhuatai massacre 300,000
https://goo.gl/BIRvnt

The fact of Nanking
https://goo.gl/daczAL
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Korean President's Statements regarding relationship between Japan and Korea

2016-01-04 13:11:03 | 頭の整理メモ
Park Chung Hee: Problems in regard to property and claims between Japan and Korea have been settled completely and finally.
Kim Young Sam:S.Korea does not require compensation for comfort women issue
Kim Dae-jung: Japan has apologized, and I have accepted it.
Roh Moo-hyun: Historical issue never be talked during my period.
Lee Myung-bak: S.Korea does not require apology on Japan.
Park Geun Hye: S.Korea confirms that the issue is resolved finally and irreversibly.

Japan had fulfilled responsibility completely and finally.

朴正熙:完全かつ最終的な解決
金泳三:慰安婦の賠償は求めない
金大中:日本は謝罪した。私が謝罪を受けた
盧武鉉:任期中に過去史の話はしない
李明博:日本に謝罪は求めない
朴槿恵:最終的かつ不可逆的な解決
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[WSJ] Japan-South Korea ‘Comfort Women’ Deal Faces Backlash in Seoul

2016-01-03 12:29:57 | あしあと(海外投稿記事)
Japan-South Korea ‘Comfort Women’ Deal Faces Backlash in Seoul
Hopes for improved security ties undermined as former WWII sex slaves and their allies protest agreement
http://www.wsj.com/articles/comfort-women-deal-faces-backlash-in-seoul-1451557585?cb=logged0.7616218377370387

By ALASTAIR GALE
Updated Jan. 3, 2016 12:29 a.m. ET
SEOUL—A deal between Japan and South Korea to settle a dispute over wartime sexual slavery helps create a path for the countries to work more closely on regional security, but a backlash in Korea threatens to complicate progress.

On Monday, Tokyo and Seoul said they had “finally and irreversibly” resolved a decadeslong spat over reparations for Korean women used as forced sex workers by the Japanese military in the 1930s and 1940s. Under the deal, Tokyo agreed to pay around $8 million in support funds for the surviving women and extended an apology from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

U.S. officials heralded the agreement as a breakthrough that improves coordination between its allies in Northeast Asia against the military threat from North Korea and China’s increasing assertiveness. A senior U.S. official said it was as strategically important for Washington as the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

One potential step to increase bilateral cooperation is for Seoul to sign an agreement with Tokyo on sharing military intelligence, such as on North Korea’s nuclear missile program. South Korea has declined to complete the pact since 2012 because of domestic political pressure against closer links with Japan. Instead, the U.S. acts as a go-between to pass on information between the Asian nations.

In October, South Korea’s defense minister told his Japanese counterpart that historical grievances, such as the issue of sexual slavery of Korean women, needed to be addressed before a deal can be forged on direct exchanges of intelligence. The so-called “comfort women” dispute is the core issue of several legacies of Japan’s 35-year colonization of the Korean peninsula from 1910 to the end of World War II that continue to irritate bilateral ties.

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Young South Korean students are learning about the Japanese military’s use of “comfort women,” or forced prostitutes, in the 1930s and 1940s. Photo: Reuters
A spokesman for the South Korean Defense Ministry didn’t respond to a request for comment on whether Seoul would consider moving forward with the military information-sharing deal.

South Korea’s government may first be focused on building domestic support for the comfort women agreement. A survey published on Thursday by Realmeter showed 50.7% of the South Korean public felt the deal was unsatisfactory, compared with 43.2% who were satisfied. The dissatisfaction rating rose to around 70% among those in their 20s and 30s, the poll showed.

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Japan and Korea Have Long Disputed ‘Comfort Women’
Full Text: Japan-South Korea Statement on ‘Comfort Women’
The survey results didn’t include reasons for the respondents’ answers, but former comfort women and activists have criticized the agreement for failing to state the legal liability of the Japanese government. A South Korean Foreign Ministry official said in a media briefing that the agreement is sufficient because it acknowledges Japan’s responsibility for the system of sexual slavery.

Some former comfort women have also been angered by the government’s lack of consultation with them during negotiations with Japan. “Why should the government rashly reach a deal? We won’t accept it,” local media reported that 90-year-old former comfort women Kim Kun-ja told a senior government official during a visit to a shelter for the women the day after the agreement was announced.

Activists have pledged to continue to oppose the agreement. On Wednesday, two former comfort women joined a protest of several hundred people outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul against the deal. The same day, a local court opened a damages suit against the Japanese government on behalf of 10 former comfort women.

South Korean former "comfort women" Lee Yong-Soo, in gray scarf, and Gil Won-Ok, wearing red gloves, shout slogans during a protest in Seoul on Dec. 30, 2015. ENLARGE
South Korean former "comfort women" Lee Yong-Soo, in gray scarf, and Gil Won-Ok, wearing red gloves, shout slogans during a protest in Seoul on Dec. 30, 2015. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES
A further flashpoint is the status of a statue outside the Japanese Embassy representing a young comfort woman. Tokyo wants the statue removed but a separate Realmeter opinion poll showed two-thirds of South Koreans opposed to relocating it.

The agreement has also been slammed by opposition politicians and prompted critical newspaper editorials. “The deal amounts to a treaty in which the people’s rights are surrendered,” Moon Jae-in, chairman of the main opposition Democratic Party, said on Wednesday, calling the deal “invalid.”

“An agreement in jeopardy,” was the headline on a Thursday editorial in the center-right Joongang Ilbo that expressed concerns about whether Koreans would accept the deal.

Despite the backlash, the agreement has a better chance of holding together than other efforts in recent decades to resolve the comfort women dispute, experts say. Jennifer Lind, an East Asia specialist at Dartmouth College, says the commitment of the South Korean government to a resolution for the first time, as well as Japanese conservatives aligned with Mr. Abe, is crucial.

“Having those two groups on board is very important for the agreement to really succeed in putting this controversy to rest,” she said.

On Thursday, South Korean President Park Geun-hye sought to bolster support for the deal in a statement issued by her office, saying it would be “extremely difficult” to reach a deal to satisfy everyone.

If “critics can’t accept the agreement and try to take the issue back to the beginning...there is little we can do further to help the survivors while they are alive,” she said.

Still, some observers caution that South Korea’s opposition may continue to pressure the government over the deal and could even try to renegotiate the dispute under a new president, due to be elected at the end of 2017. “I don’t think we’ve seen the last of this,” said Karl Friedhoff, a Korea expert at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Write to Alastair Gale at alastair.gale@wsj.com
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The S.Korean government foundation is not only for S.Korean comfort women. Japan supports the foundation with a one-time contribution, and S. Korea takes accountability for searching the truth by focusing on fact and investigation at interest groups who makes perjury and calumny for money and Marxism but for comfort women.
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Comfort women are not sex slaves as the same as soldiers are not bloodthirsty killers.
The word ‘sex slaves’ humiliates comfort women’s pride as the same as the word ‘bloodthirsty killers’ does solders’ honor. Such wording obviously mislead real features.
Comfort women dedicated to raise soldiers’ morale and spirits, and to prevent rape crimes in countries. Comfort woman earned monthly income as much as soldier’s annual income. Dedication of comfort woman was priceless as same as dedication of soldier was precious. Duty of comfort women was horrible such as extraordinary repeating prostitution, while duty of soldier was cruel such as murder.

Bless you, Bless U.S.A, Bless Korea, Bless people we concern, Bless Japan.
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S.Korea must keep her words, focus on actually helping out and appreciate the women who had dedicated to raise Imperial Japanese soldiers' spirits and morale.
The comfort women as a result defend Korean peninsula against Marxism and economic crisis today as well as had greatly contributed to S.Korean miracle economic growth in the past.
S.Korea must realize that the offensive statues of the comfort woman have been and will be the symbol of S.Korean betray, perjury and calumny.

Park Chung Hee: Problems in regard to property and claims between Japan and Korea have been settled completely and finally.
Kim Young Sam:S.Korea does not require compensation for comfort women issue
Kim Dae-jung: Japan has apologized, and I have accepted it.
Roh Moo-hyun: Historical issue never be talked during my period.
Lee Myung-bak: S.Korea does not require apology on Japan.
Park Geun Hye: S.Korea confirms that the issue is resolved finally and irreversibly.

Japan had fulfilled responsibility completely and finally.
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SBS said the South Korean public felt the deal was
unsatisfactory : 40.4% and satisfactory: 53.3%
https://goo.gl/ygLj1c
Over middle age was satisfied, while young age was unsatisfied.
https://goo.gl/Fbes7M
Therefore, S.Korean biased anti-Japan Marxism education is the very critical issue.
Pro-N.Korea Marxist group "한국정신대문제대책협의회" so called "The Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan" has made perjury and calumny for anti-Japan purpose.
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Fact must be recognized clearly and precisely, Past must be recognized honestly and fairly.
Now that S. Korean government has responsibility to actually implement helping the comfort women out, S. Korean government must fulfill her accountability by investigating the Marxist group and its perjury and calumny.
(Fact 1) On April 14, 2015, Korean Ministry of Gender Equality and Family admitted that there is no evidence that Korean women were forced into prostitution.
http://goo.gl/Nh6nm0
(Fact2)Changes in Lee Yong-Soo Testimonies.
https://goo.gl/cQ3tDZ
(Fact 3) U.S. Gov researched confidential 8.5 million page official documents for Comfort Women issue during Pres. Bush and Pres. Clinton era for 8 years by IWG (Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Records Interagency Working Group). The research revealed that NO U.S. Gov nor military documents existed which proved organized sex slavery system by JPN government or Military.
http://goo.gl/XjYvJm
http://goo.gl/FTvpsc
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Let me introduce real Korean textbook like 'Fantasy' so that S.Korean biased anti-Japan Marxism education is the very critical issue.
(F1) BC17-BC11, Chinese first kingdom 'Yin' fought against Great Korea Empire 'Chosun'.
https://goo.gl/a7N3oT
(F2) AD7-AD10, Chinese Empire 'Tang' was smaller than Korea 'Shilla' occupying Japan.
https://goo.gl/Zzfnva
(F3) AD10-AD13, Chinese Empire 'Song' got smaller due to expansion of Korea 'Goryeo' occupying not only Japan but also Taiwan.
https://goo.gl/Kd9SGC
(F4) Korean three dynasty dominated over East Asia.
https://goo.gl/oWwU7b
(F5) Korean ancient civilization was paralleled with Egypt, Mesopotamia, Indus, China.
https://goo.gl/0csNuh

Here is 'World' standard liberal-arts.
(W1) AD7-AD10, Chinese Empire 'Tang' is different from Tibet and Manchuria.
https://goo.gl/EHvpZr
(W2)Samuel Phillips Huntington's civilization classification.
https://goo.gl/xia0TJ
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@stephen huang
BBC showed a ranking which countries dislike S.Korea.
1st Germany, 2nd France, 3rd Mexco, 4th Canada, 5th Turkey,
5th UK, 7th Brazil, 8th USA, 9th Australia,-------13th Japan.
http://goo.gl/mHEKXG

Massacre in Korea drawn by Piccaso
http://goo.gl/uTVKjN
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@Eric Nguyen
Historical recognition must be established based on the fact, not on policy, not on fantasy, not on desire, and not on polls.
Thus, historical recognition must belong to academics, not to politics.
Focus on the fact, not denying but accepting.
Japan has had NO intention to justify her crimes by making lie, perjury and calumny. Japan has searched truth based on the fact, while some internationals have tried to stop her study by full of slurs.

BTW, have you ever heard 'the supplied goods of the fifth sort, US Army'
http://goo.gl/1jddY4
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@OHCHAN KWON
Obviously, you have made false charges 'organized sexual crime to under Age young girls'.
Show me evidence. Otherwise, you perjury and calumny.

Basic 13 questions about comfort women issue related with Japan.
(1)What Korean men were doing if their wives or daughters were abducted for sex slaves? Why did NOT those men defend women and protest against criminals?
(2)Mayors of ALL villages in Korea were ALL Korean, NO EXCEPTION.
What were mayors doing if so many women in their towns were abducted, raped and to be forced sex slaves?
(3)The military police in Korea who clamp down military soldier’s misconduct were ALL Korean, NO EXCEPTION because Korean language was necessary for duty.
What Korean military police were doing if Japanese military in Korea came to a village and took women?
(4)About 40% of governors of prefectures (equivalent to state in the U.S.) were Korean.
What were Korean governors doing if so many women in their prefectures were abducted, raped and to be forced sex slaves?
(5)There was a Korean lawmaker of the House of Representatives in Tokyo.
What was he doing and why didn’t he complain if so many women in Korea were abducted, raped and to be forced sex slaves?
(6)There were many Korean members of the House of Loads. Their power was so strong and cannot be compared to current member of the House of Council (Similar to the U.S. Senators).
Why didn’t they say anything if so many women in Korea were abducted, raped and to be forced sex slaves?
(7)There were so many Korean dukes and counts as Nobleman.
What were they doing if so many women in Korea were abducted, raped and to be forced sex slaves?
(8)Furthermore, there were so many Korean in the Japan’s imperial family. They were Yi imperial family whose rank was higher than Japan’s imperial prince. The rank was (1) Japanese emperor, (2) Yi imperial family, (3)Japan’s crown prince.
Why didn’t they complain if so many women in Korea were abducted, raped and to be forced sex slaves?
(9)Just after the Asia-Pacific war, Syngman Ree came back from the U.S. He started anti-Japan campaign in the fierce manner. He started to demand money for Korean People who fought for Japan. Notwithstanding, Syngman Ree did not mention comfort women at all, even a word. Why?
(10)Toward the Japan-Korea Basic Relation Treaty in 1965, both Japan and Korea had negotiated for 14 years. During 14 years, Korean government did not mention comfort women at all, even a word. Why?
(Here, a disclosed confidential document mentioned that South Korea had explained Comfort Women issues to Japan and settled it on the treaty. http://goo.gl/igoCm4 )
(11)From 1965 to 1991 for 26 years, Korean government and Korean mass media did not mention comfort women at all, even a word. Why?
(12)The person started abduction story was Japanese. The abduction story was fabricated by a Japanese, Seiji Yoshida. Later he admitted his fabrication. Also, Cheju Newspaper in Korea, August 14, 1989 had revealed“Coerced comfort women by Japan is fiction” U.N. Coomaraswamy report E/CN.4/1996/53 in 1996 and United States House of Representatives proposed House Resolution 121 in 2007 were based on such Seiji Yoshida’s perjury. Revised U.S. resolution 121 report removed Yoshida’s perjury on April 3 2007 but its public hearing on Feb 25 2007 was based on the Yoshida’s perjury.
Why does Korea still want to stick the Yoshida’s perjury?
(13)Korea accepted the apology of Kono DANGO but still require further apology. Therefore, Japan tried to review Kono DANGO due to insufficient. However Korea criticized Japan in order not to review the Kono DANGO.
Why does Korea criticize making the past to be recognized honestly and fairly and to be accounted clearly?

Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese and people in Sakhalin were considered as people evenly protected/embraced by Japanese Emperor. If Korean women and children were taken forcibly to be sex slaves, Emperor Showa would never have allowed that.
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@Harold Helbock @OHCHAN KWON
I have no idea what the mayors of Nanking doing so far.
The thorough report as primary source saying not only death toll but also “Most citizens gathered here, no-fire and peaceful in the safety zone” researched by U.S. professor.
“War damage in the Nanking area Dec. 1937-March 1938” by Dr. L.S.C. Smythe
http://goo.gl/v5zVpy

Hoover Institution owns Chiang Kai-shek diary which reveals 'Nanjing rain garden tub Massacar by KMT' happened just before JPN's occupation on Nanjing.
http://goo.gl/sBpuYG

"Three ALLs policy" or "Burned All, killed ALL, Looted ALL" were implemented by Chinese military rather than by Japanese military, as New York Times reported.
On the other hand, about 40,000 prisoners of war (POWs) rather than citizens were killed by Japanese military.
(1937-12-08 New York Times by Tillman Durdin)
http://goo.gl/6t8sps
(1937-12-09 New York Times by Hallett Abend)
http://goo.gl/vOniA9
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@stephen huang
2016 is the 50th memorial year of the bloody Cultural Revolution.
I guess you still believe in former racism education without reasons and evidences.
Do you know what happened on June 4th at Tinanmen?
Don you know spratly island? Tibet and Xinjiang are NOT Sina.
You must realize you cannot justify CCP by making acrobatic excuses and obvious false statement.
China consists of one-party rule, inflicts cruel and inhuman treatments on opponents such as Falún Gong and 64 Tiananmen massacres, plans and implements ethnic cleansing such as in Tibet, Uyghur, and so on.
My dictionary says such behaviors are so called “Fascism”.

Mao Zedong is the much more murder than Adolf Hitler.
Decorating Mao’s Picture on Tienanmen gate is the same as Hitler’s on Brandenburger Tor gate.
This is easy example for you to image whole picture.
http://goo.gl/K8uUZu

If you are willing to say truth, you should mention International Court Of Justice as well as say PRC's real GDP numbers.
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@OHCHAN KWON
You made thoughtless words based on your delusion so called racism.
Could you explain logically and show me any evidence ?
Let me show you example of what is logical and evidence below.
BBC showed a ranking which countries dislike S.Korea.
1st Germany, 2nd France, 3rd Mexco, 4th Canada, 5th Turkey,
5th UK, 7th Brazil, 8th USA, 9th Australia,-------13th Japan.
http://goo.gl/mHEKXG
Massacre in Korea drawn by Piccaso
http://goo.gl/uTVKjN
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Below is the Voice of S.Korea which the author Alastair Gale has ignored.
정대협 미친년들아! 일본한테 위안부 문제 사죄하라고 입에 개거품 물듯이 수십년 동안 도발해서 무고한 남한동포를 죽이고 납치한 북괴한테도 좀 사죄 요구해봐라 !!
https://twitter.com/bongchejo/status/683883634927878144

엄마부대 봉사단 등 보수 성향의 단체 회원 20여명은 4일 오후 서울 마포구 한국정신대문제대책협의회 사무실 앞에서 기자회견을 열고 "아베의 사과를 받았으니 일본을 용서하자"며 "정대협은 이 문제를 정치적으로 이용말라"고 주장했다.
http://news.nate.com/view/20160104n40445?mid=n1006
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[WSJ] Full Text: Japan-South Korea Statement on ‘Comfort Women’

2015-12-28 16:48:57 | あしあと(海外投稿記事)
Full Text: Japan-South Korea Statement on ‘Comfort Women’
4:48 pm JST
Dec 28, 2015
http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2015/12/28/full-text-japan-south-korea-statement-on-comfort-women/

By WSJ STAFF
Here is the full text of the announcement between Japan and South Korea on women who were forced to serve Japanese soldiers sexually in World War II, as released by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The announcement consists of statements by Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se. For The Wall Street Journal’s coverage of the two countries’ agreement, follow this link.

Announcement by Foreign Ministers of Japan and the Republic of Korea at the Joint Press Occasion

Foreign Minister Kishida
The Government of Japan and the Government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) have intensively discussed the issue of comfort women between Japan and the ROK at bilateral meetings including the Director-General consultations. Based on the result of such discussions, I, on behalf of the Government of Japan, state the following:

(1) The issue of comfort women, with an involvement of the Japanese military authorities at that time, was a grave affront to the honor and dignity of large numbers of women, and the Government of Japan is painfully aware of responsibilities from this perspective.

As Prime Minister of Japan, Prime Minister Abe expresses anew his most sincere apologies and remorse to all the women who underwent immeasurable and painful experiences and suffered incurable physical and psychological wounds as comfort women.

(2) The Government of Japan has been sincerely dealing with this issue. Building on such experience, the Government of Japan will now take measures to heal psychological wounds of all former comfort women through its budget. To be more specific, it has been decided that the Government of the ROK establish a foundation for the purpose of providing support for the former comfort women, that its funds be contributed by the Government of Japan as a one-time contribution through its budget, and that projects for recovering the honor and dignity and healing the psychological wounds of all former comfort women be carried out under the cooperation between the Government of Japan and the Government of the ROK.

(3) While stating the above, the Government of Japan confirms that this issue is resolved finally and irreversibly with this announcement, on the premise that the Government will steadily implement the measures specified in (2) above.

In addition, together with the Government of the ROK, the Government of Japan will refrain from accusing or criticizing each other regarding this issue in the international community, including at the United Nations.

Foreign Minister Yun
The Government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Government of Japan have intensively discussed the issue of comfort women between the ROK and Japan at bilateral meetings including the Director-General consultations. Based on the result of such discussions, I, on behalf of the Government of the ROK, state the following:

(1) The Government of the ROK values the GOJ’s announcement and efforts made by the Government of Japan in the lead-up to the issuance of the announcement and confirms, together with the GOJ, that the issue is resolved finally and irreversibly with this announcement, on the premise that the Government of Japan will steadily implement the measures specified in 1. (2) above. The Government of the ROK will cooperate in the implementation of the Government of Japan’s measures.

(2) The Government of the ROK acknowledges the fact that the Government of Japan is concerned about the statue built in front of the Embassy of Japan in Seoul from the viewpoint of preventing any disturbance of the peace of the mission or impairment of its dignity, and will strive to solve this issue in an appropriate manner through taking measures such as consulting with related organizations about possible ways of addressing this issue.

(3) The Government of the ROK, together with the Government of Japan, will refrain from accusing or criticizing each other regarding this issue in the international community, including at the United Nations, on the premise that the Government of Japan will steadily implement the measures it announced.

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(Fact 1) On April 14, 2015, Korean Ministry of Gender Equality and Family admitted that there is no evidence that Korean women were forced into prostitution.
(Fact 2) U.S. Gov researched confidential 8.5 million page official documents for Comfort Women issue during Pres. Bush and Pres. Clinton era for 8 years by IWG (Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Records Interagency Working Group). The research revealed that NO U.S. Gov nor military documents existed which proved organized sex slavery system by JPN government or Military. 6 members of IWG issued additional report, too.
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Comfort women are not sex slaves as the same as soldiers are not bloodthirsty killers.
The word ‘sex slaves’ humiliates comfort women’s pride as the same as the word ‘bloodthirsty killers’ does solders’ honor. Such wording obviously mislead real features.
Comfort women dedicated to raise soldiers’ morale and spirits, and to prevent rape crimes in countries. Comfort woman earned monthly income as much as soldier’s annual income. Dedication of comfort woman was priceless as same as dedication of soldier was precious. Duty of comfort women was horrible such as extraordinary repeating prostitution, while duty of soldier was cruel such as murder.

Bless you, Bless U.S.A, Bless Korea, Bless people we concern, Bless Japan.
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@Koichi Mera
Historical recognition must be established based on the fact, not on policy, not on fantasy, not on desire, and not on polls.
Thus, historical recognition must belong to academics, not to politics.
Focus on the fact, not denying but accepting.
Japan has had NO intention to justify her crimes by making lie, perjury and calumny. Japan has searched truth based on the fact, while some internationals have tried to stop her study by full of slurs.

BTW, have you ever heard 'the supplied goods of the fifth sort, US Army'
http://goo.gl/1jddY4
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[WSJ] Japanese Journalist Found Not Guilty of Defaming South Korean President

2015-12-17 07:10:33 | あしあと(海外投稿記事)
Japanese Journalist Found Not Guilty of Defaming South Korean President
Korean foreign affairs ministry says acquittal will ‘lift the pressure’ on relations between the countries
http://www.wsj.com/articles/japanese-journalist-found-not-guilty-of-defaming-south-korean-president-1450353287

By JONATHAN CHENG
Updated Dec. 17, 2015 7:10 a.m. ET
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SEOUL—A South Korean court Thursday found a Japanese journalist not guilty of defaming South Korea’s president, a decision that could help defuse tensions between the two East Asian nations.

In a sign of the diplomatic stakes at play, a spokesman for South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Thursday that the acquittal of Tatsuya Kato, the former Seoul bureau chief for the Japanese daily Sankei Shimbun, would “lift the pressure” on relations between the two U.S. allies.

In fact, Mr. Kato may have gotten an assist from the ministry, which said Thursday that it had appealed to the Ministry of Justice for leniency in the journalist’s case.

Mr. Kato was indicted in October 2014 on a charge of defaming South Korean President Park Geun-hye by citing rumors about her activities immediately after a deadly ferry sinking last year that prosecutors called “false facts.”

The journalist, whose online article had cited a major South Korean newspaper and unnamed financial-industry sources in questioning Ms. Park’s whereabouts during those critical hours, was barred from leaving the country.

The Sankei article was published on the newspaper’s website but not in print editions. Mr. Kato had been indicted on a charge of online defamation, which carries a stiffer penalty than offline defamation in South Korea. The maximum penalty for online defamation is seven years in prison.

Prosecutors had been seeking an 18-month prison term. They couldn’t be immediately reached for comment after the verdict was delivered in Seoul Central District Court.

Sankei Shimbun’s chief executive, Takamitsu Kumasaka, said he regretted that the case had been a “major diplomatic issue” between Japan and South Korea. “We express respect to the court which judged the case as ‘covered by protection of freedom of speech’ guaranteed by the constitution,” he said in a statement.

The indictment of Mr. Kato had drawn rebukes from Tokyo and Washington, which called South Korea’s laws antiquated and problematic.

The acquittal could help soothe tensions between Tokyo and Seoul, which have sparred over historical and territorial issues in recent years. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Ms. Park agreed at a summit last month to resolve a dispute over Korean women who were enlisted by Japanese occupiers as sexual slaves during World War II. Ms. Park said she had hoped to strike a deal by the end of the year.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday that he welcomed the ruling and that he hoped the two countries could build a forward-looking relationship.

The verdict could also blunt criticisms from free-speech advocates and rights groups about Ms. Park’s tolerance for dissent, on the heels of several major protests in downtown Seoul. In recent weeks, tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets to air an array of grievances against Ms. Park, whom they accuse of eroding democracy in the country.

South Korea has a history of suppressing free speech under military rulers who controlled the country until the 1980s. It has since transitioned to democracy, but the U.S. is among those who have criticized South Korea’s National Security Law for being used to silence critics of the government.

The government has rejected such charges.

“South Korea probably realized that there were external reputational costs to punishing a reporter for writing an article,” says Robert Kelly, a professor of political science at Pusan National University in South Korea. “Cooler voices probably prevailed in the administration, saying this is not a good idea.”

Mr. Kelly also predicted that a guilty verdict would have kicked off a vicious cycle between Tokyo and Seoul.

“It’s very easy for this to become a tit-for-tat,” he said. “This is the kind of thing that goes downhill very quickly.”

Before the verdict, rights groups had raised concerns about the trial. Following the decision, Phil Robertson, deputy director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia division, said in a statement that it was a relief Mr. Kato wasn’t sent to prison, “but that doesn’t change the fact that South Korea’s criminal defamation law is problematic because it stifles a free press, has a chilling effect on freedom of expression, and works against the public interest by gagging critics and whistleblowers.” Mr. Robertson added that the government should immediately repeal its criminal defamation law.

—Min Sun Lee and Chieko Tsuneoka contributed to this article.

Write to Jonathan Cheng at jonathan.cheng@wsj.com

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“false facts.”? What happened during the 7 hours?
"dispute"? Let me introduce real Korean textbook like 'Fantasy'.
(F1) BC17-BC11, Chinese first kingdom 'Yin' fought against Great Korea Empire 'Chosun'.
https://goo.gl/a7N3oT
(F2) AD7-AD10, Chinese Empire 'Tang' was smaller than Korea 'Shilla' occupying Japan.
https://goo.gl/Zzfnva
(F3) AD10-AD13, Chinese Empire 'Song' got smaller due to expansion of Korea 'Goryeo' occupying not only Japan but also Taiwan.
https://goo.gl/Kd9SGC
(F4) Korean three dynasty dominated over East Asia.
https://goo.gl/oWwU7b
(F5) Korean ancient civilization was paralleled with Egypt, Mesopotamia, Indus, China.
https://goo.gl/0csNuh

Here is 'World' standard liberal-arts.
(W1) AD7-AD10, Chinese Empire 'Tang' is diffrent from Tibet and Manchuria.
https://goo.gl/EHvpZr
(W2)Samuel Phillips Huntington's civilization classification.
https://goo.gl/xia0TJ
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[WSJ] Japan’s Top Court Rules Married Couples Must Have Same Surname

2015-12-16 08:58:51 | あしあと(海外投稿記事)
Japan’s Top Court Rules Married Couples Must Have Same Surname
Ruling keeps in place 19th-century law under which most wives in Japan end up sharing their husband’s name
http://www.wsj.com/articles/japans-top-court-rules-married-couples-must-have-same-last-name-1450267126#lf_comment=430525493

By JUN HONGO
Updated Dec. 16, 2015 8:58 a.m. ET
9 COMMENTS
TOKYO—Japan’s Supreme Court upheld a law dating to the 19th century that requires married couples to have the same surname, rejecting an argument by three women and a married couple that it violates their rights.

The case has drawn wide attention in Japan, where Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has advocated the advancement of women at companies and government agencies. Wednesday’s ruling means that women who keep using their maiden names in professional situations must continue to cope with extra paperwork and other hassles because their legal names are different.

Japan is one of the few countries that requires married couples to pick either the husband’s or wife’s surname. A United Nations body that seeks to eliminate gender discrimination has repeatedly asked the country to revise its law, but efforts to do so in parliament haven’t gotten far.

“I can’t hold back my tears, I am saddened,” Kyoko Tsukamoto, one of the plaintiffs, said at a news conference following the ruling. “I won’t be able to die as Kyoko Tsukamoto.”

On its face, the law is gender-neutral because a husband could take the surname of his wife. In practice, however, about 96% of couples choose the husband’s surname, according to court papers.

The Supreme Court, upholding lower-court rulings, said the practice of requiring a single surname was well-established in Japan. “We can discern a rational basis for stipulating a single appellation for a family,” the court said.

It said the law didn’t violate the Japanese constitution’s requirement that laws pertaining to marriage “shall be enacted from the standpoint of individual dignity and the essential equality of the sexes.” It said parliament, not the court system, was the proper venue to debate the merits of the law.

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party in 2010 wrote in its manifesto that it opposed allowing different surnames. But at a news conference earlier this year, Tomomi Inada, the chairwoman of the party’s policy research council, said there are varying opinions within the LDP.

All three women on the 15-member court as well as two male justices criticized the ruling, saying the law violated the constitution.

Justice Kiyoko Okabe said that forcing a woman to change her name could lead to concrete harm, such as losing recognition among her peers for a patent she acquired under her maiden name. In an age when a person’s name can be searched globally on the Internet, “the utility and necessity of using the surname one had before marriage has increased even further,” wrote Justice Okabe, joined by her two female colleagues.

The plaintiffs had argued that the law breached their constitutional rights. They demanded a total of \6 million ($49,200) in damages from the government.

In another marriage-related case Wednesday, the Supreme Court struck down a law that bans women, but not men, from remarrying within six months of a divorce.

The case was brought by a plaintiff in western Japan, who argued that imposing the restriction only on women violated her constitutional right to equality. She had demanded that the government pay \1.7 million in damages.

The Supreme Court said the six-month period should be reduced to 100 days or fewer. It called the shorter period justifiable to avoid confusion over paternity in instances where the ex-wife is pregnant. Parliament must approve the change to a 100-day rule, and Mr. Abe’s spokesman said work to do so would begin promptly.

The court dismissed the plaintiff’s claim for damages.

The rulings came as the place of women in Japanese society is evolving. It remains common in Japan for women to quit their full-time work when they have children or marry.

While most women work, they aren’t paid as much as their male counterparts, with women still making only 72% of what men do, according to a survey by the government released in February.

Many women are waiting until they are older to marry, and because birth out of wedlock is uncommon in Japan, birthrates have fallen, with the average woman having about 1.4 children in her lifetime.

Write to Jun Hongo at Jun.Hongo@wsj.com
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Culture and tradition. In English, family means 'F'ather 'A'nd 'M'other 'I' 'L'ove 'Y'ou. In Japanese, family means clan. Marriage means family ties between man's clan and woman's clan. Woman become a member of man's clan.
Have you ever heard 100th/442nd composed entirely of Japanese Americans ? Half year before the Pacific war between the US and Japan, Hideki Tojo, P.M. later on, sent a letter to Compton Gakuen, a Japanese language school in Hawaii. Mr. Endo, the school principal, introduced the letter to about a hundred students and teachers at a morning assembly. 'This is the letter to you, the second generation Japanese American. You are American. Therefore, It should be obvious to dedicate your loyalty to your own motherland', the United States of America. Hideki Tojo had instructed 'Bushido', the Soul of Japan.
(FYI)
Woman in China continue holding her own surname, and never be viewed as man's family member.
(PS)
Children also have struggle if their parent(s) divorce or re-divorce.
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[WSJ] Climate Agreement’s Success Hinges on Countries Making Painful Decisions

2015-12-13 23:30:39 | あしあと(海外投稿記事)
Climate Agreement’s Success Hinges on Countries Making Painful Decisions
Supporters hope the deal will unleash an avalanche of investment in renewable energy, new technologies
http://www.wsj.com/articles/climate-agreements-success-hinges-on-countries-making-painful-decisions-1450055578

By GABRIELE STEINHAUSER, MATTHEW DALTON and BILL SPINDLE
Updated Dec. 13, 2015 11:30 p.m. ET
94 COMMENTS
PARIS—The landmark climate agreement that more than 190 countries struck over the weekend ushers in a broad, new international effort to wind down the fossil-fuel era.

But as two weeks of tumultuous negotiations made clear, the pact’s success hinges on individual countries making painful choices—especially in how they produce and consume energy—that could profoundly shape corporate behavior, financial markets and the global economic landscape.

Paul Polman, chief executive of European-based consumer-goods giant Unilever PLC and an outspoken environmental advocate, said the deal sent an “unequivocal signal to the business and financial communities, one that will drive real change in the real economy.”

Others, especially from the fossil-fuel industry and some U.S. companies, were more critical or played down the impact of the agreement on their businesses. Stephen Eule, vice president for climate and technology at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which lobbies Washington lawmakers on behalf of large U.S. companies, said the deal risks damaging the U.S. economy by pushing the country toward most costly energy from renewable sources.

“The Paris climate conference delivered more of the same—lots of promises and lots of issues still left unresolved,” he said. “The White House’s overall domestic strategy of making energy more expensive and less abundant to satisfy international constituencies, many of whom compete against the United States, should worry the business community, American workers and consumers.”

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Supporters hope the deal will unleash an avalanche of financing and investment from entrepreneurs, companies and international lenders into renewable energy sources, technologies such as electric cars and new ways to capture and store gasses from carbon-intensive fuels such as coal.

Still, Benjamin Sporton , chief executive of the World Coal Association, an industry advocate, said the agreement left room for the coal industry to grow, especially with renewed financing for carbon capture and storage to stop emissions from being released into the atmosphere.

At the core of the agreement, reached Saturday evening in a suburb of Paris, is a collection of voluntary plans submitted by every country to tackle climate change, each reflecting its own economic and political situation. Most of them focus on shifting to renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and, for some, nuclear power and away from carbon-heavy fuels such as coal and oil.

While the plans lay out a monumental challenge, in aggregate they still don’t meet the level of cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions that the agreement itself targets. Much of the success of the deal also lies in implementation years from now, by governments that haven’t yet been elected. The accord’s requirement to review the ambition of the planned cuts to emissions provides what supporters hope will be an open-ended commitment to deeper cuts.

The plans aren’t legally enforceable—a condition the U.S. among others insisted upon—though the deal does legally bind countries to a periodic review process that backers of the accord hope will prod countries to repeatedly raise their greenhouse-gas-cutting efforts.

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In addition, developed countries have to help provide at least $100 billion annually from a variety of sources after 2020 to help developing countries cut their emissions.

Getting to that agreement was a bumpy path and an outcome that surprised many participants and observers as ambitions in the negotiating rooms grew—rather than sliding to a lowest common denominator or falling apart altogether, as they have in the past. A key alliance that sprang up was among a group of small developing nations led by the tiny Marshall Islands, along with Mexico and Colombia—and the European Union. All wanted a tough agreement that wasn’t only legally binding but also aimed for a more aggressive target in curbing the rise in average global temperatures.

The conference’s stated goal was to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. The islands wanted a goal of 1.5 degrees, arguing that aiming for the 2-degree target wouldn’t be enough to prevent them from being wiped out by rising sea levels, based on most scientific forecasts.

While the U.S. wasn’t willing to go that far, it soon joined forces with the alliance, offering to join their calls for a more ambitious target in exchange for acknowledgment that developed nations wouldn’t take on the liability for the damage to poor countries caused by rising sea levels and more frequent, more intense storms.

One U.S. demand shaped the conference before it even began: In a divided Washington, Republicans who control Congress vowed to reject anything the Democratic Obama administration sent there for approval. For Todd Stern, who headed the U.S. negotiating team in Paris, that ruled out any legally binding commitment to cut emissions, a major goal of the Europeans and some other countries.

That large caveat thrust a top State Department lawyer into the center of the fray. Susan Biniaz was the arbiter on the critical matter of what would or wouldn’t require U.S. congressional authorization during the talks.

“Nothing moves in the U.S. delegation without her approval,” said Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko, the South African diplomat who leads the Group of 77, which represented more than 100 developing nations in the climate talks.

Other domestic concerns also dogged the talks: developing countries had long been treated differently than developed nations in climate talks, since industrial countries have contributed the most to greenhouse-gas emissions and have more resources to address the problem.

This time, the developed countries wanted all of the nations to make efforts to curb emissions and some, especially China, now the largest emitter and world’s second largest economy, to help others financially.

The differences were settled in the night between Friday and Saturday, when developed countries agreed to continue leading on financing, leaving large emerging markets like China free to make just voluntary contributions. In return, developing countries accepted regular reviews and checks of their voluntary plans to curb emissions

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Contrary to past talks and defying expectations, much of the language in the text strengthened as drafts were released to the public, instead of weakened. In the backrooms, the coalition that wanted a more ambitious plan was pushing that along as it gained momentum in the final days of the talks. French diplomats led by Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius pressed them into just enough compromise to ultimately produce a text that stunned many with its specific commitments to five-year reviews and common reporting guidelines.

But just as Mr. Fabius was about to enter the conference hall to call a final vote, a last-minute crisis broke out behind the scenes. For many, it recalled the 11th-hour debacle that hit the Copenhagen conference on climate change in 2009.

Mr. Stern, the U.S. climate envoy, was reviewing the final text minutes after it came out when he noticed a mysterious change: A “should” that was in the previous draft of the text had been replaced with a “shall”—a word change that might have required the deal to go through Congress.

Mr. Stern alerted Mr. Kerry, who called Mr. Fabius to ask what had happened. Mr. Fabius and his aides said they had no idea. While Mr. Stern assumed the change was a mistake, fears started to grow that it could stop the process. “This is not a negotiation with rich years of harmonious interaction,” Mr. Stern said.

The U.S. delegation asked that the previously used “should” be put back. Then, the delegation from Nicaragua, led by Paul Oquist an Illinois-born adviser to the Nicaraguan president, used the change as an opening to argue that it should be able to make new demands that developed countries do more.

As hundreds of delegates milled about the conference hall and several thousand journalists watched on a Web feed from outside, the Nicaraguan move set off a flurry of last-minute interventions, including one by Miguel Arias Cañete, the EU’s climate and energy commissioner.

“Don’t block it—we can find a solution,” Mr. Cañete told Mr. Oquist, according to a person familiar with the talks. “You don’t want to do this in front of the world’s eyes.”

The dispute was resolved when Mr. Oquist was granted an early opportunity to comment in the session after the agreement was adopted by all countries.

Mr. Fabius took his seat, looked around asking if there were any objections to the agreement before banging a green gavel on the table to mark the agreement’s adoption.

Minutes later Mr. Oquist stood to denounce the agreement—knowing full well it was too late to change it.

—Carol E. Lee and Colleen McCain Nelson in Washington contributed to this article.

Write to Gabriele Steinhauser at gabriele.steinhauser@wsj.com, Matthew Dalton at Matthew.Dalton@wsj.com and Bill Spindle at bill.spindle@wsj.com

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CCP is stupid today as usual. China has never fulfilled her word.
Just watch her track record for at least 200 years!
While establishing AIIB, China is to receive a $300m (£198m) loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to help it combat dangerous pollution levels in Beijing city and its surrounding area.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35067900

China has not finish her repayment to ADB yet, China pledges $60 billion in funding support to Africa.
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/12/04/africa/china-xi-jinping-60-billion-funding/
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[WSJ] India and Japan Sign Rail and Defense Deals in Show of Stronger Ties

2015-12-12 18:10:28 | あしあと(海外投稿記事)
India and Japan Sign Rail and Defense Deals in Show of Stronger Ties
The two countries also moved closer toward a nuclear deal
http://www.wsj.com/articles/india-and-japan-sign-rail-and-defense-deals-in-show-of-stronger-ties-1449918627?cb=logged0.2877041327301413

By GABRIELE PARUSSINI
Dec. 12, 2015 6:10 a.m. ET
6 COMMENTS
MUMBAI—India and Japan on Saturday signed a $15 billion high-speed rail agreement and a raft of other accords to strengthen ties, as countries across Asia seek to counterbalance China’s growing assertiveness in the region.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra and Shinzo Abe, his Japanese counterpart, said they would run joint naval exercises and agreed to transfer technology to increase arms production in India. They also took a step toward a pact on the use of civil-nuclear energy, but said technical details needed to be ironed out before a final agreement was signed.

“We have made enormous progress in economic cooperation and in our regional partnership and security cooperation,” said Mr. Modi.

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The two countries announced they had agreed a plan to build the 500-kilometer high-speed corridor, a significant upgrade to India’s outdated and slow railway system.

The multibillion-dollar deal to build a railway between Mumbai and Gujarat’s capital, Ahmedabad, comes as the last step of a quick rapprochement between Asia’s two largest democracies over the past 18 months, in what observers see as a concerted effort to build a counterweight to China’s influence.

The railway deal—which comes with financing worth $12 billion on terms Mr. Modi described as “very easy”—also represents a boon for Japanese business, which has suffered embarrassing losses to China in bids for bullet-train contracts in Indonesia and Thailand.

The high-speed railway project will use technology developed to build Japan’s extensive Shinkansen network—on which trains run at more than 300 kilometers an hour—and will be a welcome update to India’s vast but often inefficient and overburdened railway network, which acts as a break on the country’s economic growth.

“This enterprise will launch a revolution on Indian railways and speed up India’s journey into the future,” Mr. Modi said at the news conference. “It will become an engine of economic transformation in India.”

An energy accord with Japan would allow India to boost its nuclear-power production, easing international pressure for the South Asian nation to cut carbon emissions generated by its coal-fired power plants.

News of the rail deal came out ahead of the meeting, but officials said that talks on the nuclear deal were continuing Friday evening.

India needs nuclear technology to boost the energy supply to its fast-expanding economy, while keeping its carbon emissions—already the world’s fourth-largest—under control.

Japan, the only country to have suffered nuclear attacks, sought assurances from India, which isn’t a signatory on the global Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, a 1968 agreement signed by 190 countries, to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons.

“I know the significance of this decision for Japan, and I assure you that India deeply respect that decision and will honor and respect its commitments,” Mr. Modi said.

‘This enterprise will launch a revolution on Indian railways and speed up India’s journey into the future.’
—Indian Prime Minister Narendra
Messrs. Modi and Abe said Japan will take part in the India-U.S. Malabar naval exercises off the coast of the South Asian country on a regular basis, to develop stronger capabilities to deal with maritime challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.

Mr. Modi indicated his support for Mr. Abe as Asian nations struggle with their response to China’s moves to reclaim land in small reefs whose sovereignty is contested by its South China Sea neighbors, including Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines.

The two leaders stressed the “critical importance” of the sea lanes in the South China Sea for regional security, trade and commerce, and called on all states to avoid unilateral actions that could lead to tensions in the region.

“We stand strongly for ensuring freedom of navigation and oversight on maritime commerce. We believe that disputes must be resolved peacefully and that all countries must abide by international laws and norms on maritime issues,” Mr. Modi said.

The two countries also signed agreements on military intelligence and the transfer of defense technology to manufacture weapons in India.

Japan said it supported India’s application to join the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, a group of 21 Pacific Rim member economies that promotes free trade throughout the region. It also allocated 1.5 trillion yen ($12.41 billion) to promote bilateral trade.

Write to Gabriele Parussini at gabriele.parussini@wsj.com
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India Nationals have strong mathematical skill. The significant upgrade to India’s railway system is the big potential to illuminate and to prevail fundamental quality control expertise/insight faster not only in Indian domestic manufacture but also in civilian's heart.
Let's say "5S" (fundamental quality control attitude and technique), "Yubisashi Kosho" (pointing and calling method deceasing mistakes to 1/6 ), and "Goanzenni" (blessing fellow's safety and pledging own safety behavior from the bottom of heart), ideas which were made of Japanese "Omotenashi".
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@Mitsuru Hashimoto
You stupid just wanted to say anything with distortion against Abe-cabinet as typical communists in Japan do.
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@Mitsuru Hashimoto
Whatever you say, stop distortion.
Focus on the fact, not denying but accepting.
Write in detail clearly, precisely, honestly and fairly.
Never depend slur nor just show image/fantasy you want for your stupid propaganda.
Your way of writing is very typical way of Asahi-Okinawa-Kyodo-NYT Marxist Media.
At least you should go and comment on the relevant article.
You can proud of your position of left wing, but never try to cheat public.
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[WSJ] South Korean Arrested in Connection With Yasukuni Shrine Explosion

2015-12-09 04:50:01 | あしあと(海外投稿記事)
South Korean Arrested in Connection With Yasukuni Shrine Explosion
Shrine honoring Japanese dead, including war criminals, has been targeted in the past
http://www.wsj.com/articles/south-korean-arrested-in-connection-with-yasukuni-shrine-explosion-1449646156?cb=logged0.2982864489313215

By JUN HONGO in Tokyo and ALASTAIR GALE in Seoul
Updated Dec. 9, 2015 4:50 a.m. ET
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A South Korean man was arrested in Tokyo on Wednesday in connection with an explosion last month at the controversial Yasukuni shrine in the Japanese capital.

The incident highlights the historic fraught ties between the two nations, but is unlikely to significantly worsen relations, experts said.

Jeon Chang-han, 27, was arrested for entering the shrine with unlawful purposes between 11 a.m. on Nov. 22 and 10 a.m. on Nov. 23, a spokesman for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department said.

An explosion occurred inside a public bathroom near the shrine’s southern gate at around 10 a.m. on Nov. 23. No one was injured in the blast.

The Tokyo police spokesman declined to offer further information about Mr. Jeon, including whether he had denied involvement in the blast. Japanese media reported that Mr. Jeon said he didn’t know anything about the incident. It wasn’t clear if Mr. Jeon was represented by a lawyer.

The South Korean Foreign Ministry said it had been informed of Mr. Jeon’s arrest and a local consular official has been dispatched to assist him.

Yasukuni honors 2.4 million Japanese war dead, including 14 convicted Class-A war criminals. It is seen by many, including some in Japan, as a symbol of the country’s militarism before and during World War II.

Visits to the shrine by Japanese prime ministers, including Shinzo Abe in December 2013, provoke outrage in China and South Korea, which were invaded by Japan.

The shrine has been targeted in the past. On New Year’s Eve last year, a 25-year-old Japanese man was arrested after he set fire to one of the shrine’s outer buildings. In 2013, a South Korean man was arrested for entering the compound with inflammable liquids.

South Korea angered Japan by refusing to extradite a Chinese man for trial following an arson attack at Yasukuni in 2011, but experts said single incidents such as the latest attack aren’t major irritants to Seoul-Tokyo relations.

“I don’t think it’s that important. If this had resulted in some casualties then there would’ve been a reason to look at it very seriously,” said James Kim, a research fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, a Seoul-based think-tank.

The Mainichi Shimbun reported Wednesday that Mr. Jeon became a suspect after local surveillance cameras recorded someone resembling him carrying a paper bag near the shrine before the explosion occurred. Mr. Jeon left Japan after the incident but was arrested at Haneda airport in Tokyo upon returning to the country Wednesday, the paper and other news reports said.

Media reports in South Korea described Mr. Jeon as living alone and having little contact with neighbors in a town in the southwest of the country. He was discharged from his position as a noncommissioned air force officer this year, an official at South Korea’s air force said.

—Min Sun Lee in Seoul contributed to this article.

Write to Alastair Gale at alastair.gale@wsj.com
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As US Nationals respect veterans, Japan Nationals respect Yasukuni war memorial shrine.
Assuming Jeon Chang-han is the criminal, uncertainty exists.
(1) How did Jeon Chang-han bring the bomb to Japan?
(2) Why does the time bomb looks like Japanese communist left wingers' type?
(3) Who supported Jeon Chang-han's terrorism in Japan?

At the day of the Harvest festival 'Daijousai', the explosion occurred with sound on the floor in the toilet, and the sound was the dirty trick to gather people. Fortunately time bomb on the ceiling failed to explode. The time bomb was the same type as Japanese communist left winger's type.

This incident must be a sample case.
Japan's national security scheme must rebuild in order not to allow any terrorist to easily go abroad just after crime.
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[Al Jazeera] Japan combats rise in hate speech

2015-11-30 05:00:44 | あしあと(海外投稿記事)
Japan combats rise in hate speech
Japan is the only developed country without anti-discrimination laws, and ethnic Koreans are often targeted
November 30, 2015 5:00AM ET
by Daniel Krieger @daniel_krieger & Norica Panayota Kitano

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/11/30/japan-encounters-rise-in-hate-speech.html

On a chilly February evening in 2013, Shinhae Lee, a journalist and ethnic Korean woman who has lived in Japan her whole life, was at home by herself in Osaka when her computer pinged with a message from a friend. It said the leader of the nationalist group Zaitokukai had just announced on the Internet that he was sending her a spike, known in Japanese lore for its ability to curse someone to death.

Sensing she was up against thousands of faceless ultranationalists who wished her the worst, Lee went to the police, who said there was nothing they could do. She had been told the same thing two years earlier, when she reported that she felt threatened by a wave of hateful comments online and in public. A 44-year-old freelance writer who lives with her Japanese husband and teenage son, Lee got on Zaitokukai’s radar in 2011 after criticizing the group, which claims to have about 15,000 members, in a series of articles and TV appearances. Zaitokukai followers retaliated against Lee at rallies and on social media, calling her a “Korean hag” and other ethnically and sexually charged invectives. Once, after a Tokyo protest, a 28-year-old office worker wrote on Twitter, “Let’s expel Koreans, the good ones and bad ones, and let’s kill that woman,” referring to Lee. The police questioned him, and he apologized, but she was deeply shaken by how casually and gleefully strangers could champion her murder.

There are half a million ethnic Koreans in Japan, people known as Zainichi. They have kept their South Korean citizenship out of ancestral pride, but Zainichi are permanent residents. They're assimilated into Japanese culture, and many don’t speak Korean or have ties to Korea. Even so, ultranationalist groups like Zaitokukai have singled them out and used Japan’s very liberal protection of speech to harass, intimidate and silence Zainichi with noisy street protests and attacks online, often anonymously.

As a Zaitokukai spokesman said in a recent email, the ultimate goal of the group is to repeal the Immigration Control Act, which grants Zainichi permanent residency status and entitlement to health care, welfare and social security.

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Zaitokukai members wave imperialist Japanese flags, which are associated with nationalist causes, during a rally in Tokyo. In the front, a man holds a poster featuring former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak.Toru Yamanaka / AFP / Getty Images
Japan is the only developed country without anti-discrimination laws. Although the government has long maintained that racism and discrimination don’t exist in Japan, the reality has gotten harder to deny. The rise of Zaitokukai has led to the spread of anti-Korean rallies across Japan, which draw dozens to hundreds of supporters from a radical fringe. They have marched with imperialist Japanese flags, described Koreans as parasites and criminals and called for their death. At one of its gatherings two years ago in Osaka, a 14-year-old Japanese girl told a small group of demonstrators, “I hate the Koreans so much, I can’t stand it. I just want to kill them all now.” She then proposed a massacre like the Rape of Nanking, prompting cheers of approval.

In the last few years, however, Zaitokukai has encountered a backlash. Japanese people have confronted members at their rallies with larger counterdemonstrations, a few of which turned violent. And in an unprecedented decision, the Japanese Supreme Court upheld a groundbreaking ruling forcing Zaitokukai to pay about $100,000 to a Kyoto elementary school for harassing ethnic Korean students after members stood outside the school shouting through bullhorns that children were cockroaches and children of spies. This summer, a Zainichi woman in Osaka filed suit against her company and its chairman for distributing discriminatory materials about Japanese-Koreans at work. And there is Lee’s case: After the online attacks, she filed suit in the Osaka District Court against the Zaitokukai and its then-leader, Makoto Sakurai, for $45,000.

“When I realized that criminal charges were difficult,” she said in a recent interview, “I felt that I had no choice but to take civil action.” In response, Sakurai, whose real surname is Takata, told the Japanese press, “She should take a good look herself at what she said. We plan to countersue her for groundless articles she wrote online.”

‘We are just saying that people who don’t like Japan should go back to their own country. What part of that is hate speech?’
Makoto Sakurai, former Zaitokukai leader
Lee is also suing the website Hoshu Sokuho for about $183,000 for compiling what she said are hateful anonymous messages about her and highlighting them on the Web message board 2channel. The case still has a long way to go, and the stress of it wears on her. She is often fearful in public and makes sure no one follows her from the courthouse. Though the harassment hasn’t let up, she and other Zainichi have noticed that anti-Korean rhetoric has become tempered lately. It’s now more common to call Koreans guests than to be explicitly racist and, in lieu of death threats, to complain about the special privileges they supposedly receive.

In a statement that anticipated Donald Trump’s infamous diatribe about Mexican immigrants, Sakurai expressed his concerns about the Zainichi at a 2013 rally near Tokyo. “Many Japanese are losing their lives because of crimes committed by Korean residents. Murder. Robbery. Arson. We are just saying that people who don’t like Japan should go back to their own country. What part of that is hate speech?” he said. More recently, a Zaitokukai spokesman claimed to be unaware of the extreme tactics often employed by the group, saying, “That Zainichi are discriminated against is a delusion.”

Japan, racism, ultranationalism
People hold signs and shout anti-racist slogans during a rally against an ultranationalist march in Tokyo on February 8, 2015.David Mareuil / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images
Another Zainichi woman to file a lawsuit, who is withholding her name to avoid harassment, disagrees with that assessment. A 47-year-old, third-generation Zainichi who lives with her Japanese husband and children in Osaka, she worked at Fuji Corp. without incident for a decade. But a few years ago, she said, her boss began sharing nationalistic propaganda and offensive comments about Zainichi, circulated in house on photocopied handouts. The material called them liars, expressed hatred and claimed they avoided paying taxes. “Some colleagues actually asked me if I ever pay taxes,” she said, deeply upset by all of it.

The woman went to Japan's Labor Standards Bureau and was told such statements were protected by free speech. So she got in touch with a lawyer and, before filing suit, wrote a letter asking the company to stop the offensive comments. In response, she was given the option to resign with compensation or to keep working without making a fuss. Instead, she initiated a lawsuit in August against the chairman and the company, suing them for about $275,000 for causing emotional distress.

After being reached for comment, Fuji Corp. posted a statement on its website calling her claim “groundless.”

According to Yasuko Morooka, a human rights lawyer and the author of the 2013 book “What Is Hate Speech?” these lawsuits will help anti-hate-speech legislation along by proving such discrimination does exist. “Almost all ethnic Koreans living in Japan have experienced discrimination,” she said in a recent interview, “so hate speech is nothing new.” With the recent increase in hate speech, a ban is necessary, she said, though it’s not a panacea.

“Education at school is essential to eradicating hate speech,” Morooka said, adding that erroneous beliefs about ethnic Koreans, like those promoted by Zaitokukai, arise from ignorance of Japan’s history with minorities. For much of the 20th century, anti-Korean sentiment was pervasive in Japan and affected government policy. “The Japanese government has been discriminating against ethnic Koreans living in Japan — the main target of hate speech — in its legal system since its colonial, expansionist era and postwar,” she said.

Yet there are signs that the government may be taking a more proactive approach. The national government launched an investigation into hate speech in July, and in May, Osaka became the first city in the country to propose a bill aimed at curbing hate speech. The same week, a group of national lawmakers submitted a bill that would outlaw racism and hate speech. Both proposals have stalled, yet in another sign of the momentum behind Japan’s anti-hate movement, more than 100 local governments across the country have formally condemned hate speech and made it harder to use public areas for hate rallies.

“We must stop hate speech now,” Morooka said, “so we don’t repeat history.”
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Al-Qaeda school won't be allowed in the USA
But, Japan has something anti-Japan racism.
pic.twitter.com/lFSNXHlXkX

North Korean begging for North Korean school fee to Japan with soiled Japanese flag.
twitpic.com/cg9y58
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Sure. “Hate-speech and racism must be stopped. BOTH Japan and Korea should not allow such activities, policies and education.”
I have appealed above my opinion to JPN Gov., P.M. Abe, JPN P.M. Office, Tokyo Gov., JPN Mofa., Korean Gov., Pres. Park., Seoul Gov., Korean Mofa., and, “Korean embassy in Japan” and “Korean Residents Union ’Mindan’ in Japan” as well as Zaitokukai and “CRAC”.
As a result, “Korean embassy in Japan”, “Korean Residents Union ’Mindan’ in Japan, and “CRAC” deleted my post and blocked me!
Does everybody really understand what real problem has been?
You will find who has wanted to keep hate-speech demo and real racism.
Zaitokukai’s opinions about issues make sense so majority of Japanese seems to support the opinions despite showing strong concerning and disagreement with their way of demo and attitude.
Zaitokukai’s leader, Makoto Sakurai, issued the book which had become best-seller in Amazon.

Today's Japanese hated emotion against Korean has been born by anti-Japan ideology and consecutive Japan discount campaign such as Sea of Japan, Takeshima, and statue of comfort women.
Essential real problem is anti-Japan ideology fabricated by Korean and Korean Government supported by communists in Japan. The faked idea as tool for brainwashing BOTH Korean and Japanese has abused even at school and mass-media to hold strong hated emotion against anything Japan.
Most lies which are used as influential method among Zainichi issues are below.
(lie 1) Korean residents in Japan were forced to migrated from Korea to Japan during Japan-Korea Annexation.
(lie 2) Korean name were forced to rename into Japanese style.
(lie 3) Korean language was abolished by Imperial Japan.
(true 1) All the Korean residents other than criminals has lived in Japan by their own will. NO EXCEPTION.
On Feb. 1955, JPN Mofa issued researching result about the reason of immigration and stay asking 610,000 Korean residents in Japan when registering them. Only 245 requisition workers staying in Japan existed and even they stayed in Japan by their own will.
(true 2) Korean name were maintained. Japanese style name were allowed to use as well. NO RENAME.
Imperial Japan emancipated slaves consisting 30% of Korean population during Yi chosen era who did not have family name. Of them, women did not have even first name such as dog and livelihood. Imperial Japan recommended them to create own family name. Japanese style name was allowed as well.
(true 3) Imperial Japan built over 5,000 primary schools and over 1,000 schools such as universities, then prepared, organized and outreached Hangul or Korean language resulting raised literacy rate in Korea from 4% in 1910 to above 61% in 1944.
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