U.K. needs no Ethical, Competent, and Credible Journalists for Asian countries.

2018年02月22日 15時26分16秒 | Weblog


Economist って高級紙といわれていたけど、もう駄目なんだろうね。



In Japan, net child-care costs are 20.9% of the average wage

2018年02月22日 15時14分15秒 | Weblog


その他 suzukyさんがThe Economistをリツイートしました

Index みると男は外、女は内=家 という固定観念と慣習が強すぎる、ということに尽きるね、日本は。











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竹島の日の式典には大臣が参加すべきーーーやる気あんのかよ ○ーー○!

81 percent of women have experienced some form of sexual harassment during their lifetime.

2018年02月22日 14時03分28秒 | Weblog

Now an online survey launched in January by a nonprofit called Stop Street Harassment offers some of that missing evidence. It found that 81 percent of women and 43 percent of men had experienced some form of sexual harassment during their lifetime.

Those numbers are much larger than suggested by other recent polls. Those polls used a more limited sample or narrower definitions of harassment, says Anita Raj, director of the Center on Gender Equity and Health at the University of California, San Diego, who analyzed the results of the new survey.

The new survey, on the other hand, included a larger, more nationally representative sample of men and women ages 18 and above, says Raj.

The survey also involved a broader definition of sexual harassment that includes the "continuum of experiences" that women face, she says.

The results, released in a report Wednesday, show that 77 percent of women had experienced verbal sexual harassment, and 51 percent had been sexually touched without their permission. About 41 percent said they had been sexually harassed online, and 27 percent said they had survived sexual assault.

The report also looked into locations where people experienced harassment. The majority of women — 66 percent — said they'd been sexually harassed in public spaces. "The public forums are where you see the more chronic experiences of sexual harassment," says Raj. These include verbal harassment and physical harassment, like touching and groping.

However, 38 percent of women said they experienced sexual harassment at the workplace. Thirty-five percent said they had experienced it at their residence. These experiences are more likely to be assaults and the "most severe forms" of harassment, says Raj.




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2018年02月22日 09時13分16秒 | Weblog


A New Hero in Korea?

2018年02月22日 00時21分52秒 | Weblog

加藤浩次「なんだコイツ」 スケート北朝鮮選手の「接触行為」に反発
2018/2/21 13:06




Japan is the least dangerous place to be a new born

2018年02月21日 23時58分35秒 | Weblog

The country with the lowest newborn mortality rate was Japan: only one death in every 1,111 births.
A baby born in Pakistan was almost 50 times more likely to die during his or her first month than a baby born in Japan -- or Iceland, which ranked second lowest, or Singapore, which ranked third lowest, according to the report.
The report also showed that the United States and the United Kingdom had higher mortality rates among newborns than several other countries, including Cuba, Germany, Israel, South Korea and Singapore.


Jeff Kingston is NOT an expert on Japan

2018年02月21日 23時55分44秒 | Weblog
The list of journalists and commentators who are Sex Slave Deniarsの続き。

Rightists distort author Park Yu-ha’s views on ‘comfort women’


Based on Korean comfort women’s testimony, Park believes that recruitment was largely based on deception rather than coercion



This is why Right wingers often quote Park Yu-ha’s views

The point of the dispute was whether Korean women were "forced" into prostitution by Japanese military
Asahi and Korean media---and most of English media also---used to claim that the recruitment was coercion by Japanese military.
Asahi turned out to be wrong. *1

but she believes the consequences for all these women were horrific; none were free to leave once recruited and all were subject to military discipline.


Even the statement by right wingers admit it.

Sakurai and other Japan conference folks.

Sadly, many women were made to suffer severe hardships during the wretched era during World War II, and it is with profound regret that we contemplate this tragic historical reality.


As Prime Minister of Japan, I thus extend anew my 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


I am deeply pained to think about the ‘comfort women’ who experienced immeasurable pain and suffering as a result of victimization due to human trafficking

Practically none were free to leave the job and they continued to work as "comfort women" for U.S. soldiers recruited by Korean government after Japanese military left.

And for Japanese deniers, she inconveniently points out that “it appears that recruiters were often pairs of Japanese and Korean men.”

That's not inconvenient for Japanese right wingers: they know there were Japanese recruiters.

That's inconvenient for Koreans who claim as if they were innocent.

The comfort stations were closely monitored by the Japanese military

That's not secret. Again. U.S. document which right wingers are more than happy to cite confirms it;
The conditions under which they transacted business were regulated by the Army, and in congested areas regulations were strictly enforced. The Army found it necessary in congested areas to install a system of prices, priorities, and schedules for the various units operating in a particular areas.

Note also comfort stations for U.S. soldiers in Korea were also closely monitored by U.S. military: The military feared the spread of STD.

Kingston---I guess I can validly call him a American nationalistーーー conveniently ignores the fact that the similar situation continued even after Japanese military left: afterwards, they were forced to serve for U.S. military servicemen.

Despite the fact that former Korean comfort women for U.S. military asked for help, most of U.S. media and expats who blame Japan for sex slaves remained silent, leaving Korean female victims hopeless.

Japanese scholars and journalists had been critical of their government and spoke up against it. The consequence is the establishment of The Asian Women's Fund and the apologies by prime ministers.

Why is it American scholars and journalists keep trying to hide and deny the dark truth about Asian Sex Slaves for U.S. soldiers while blaming Japan ?

Most of American expats are as much nationalistic as Nippon Kaigi guys;though, they are unaware of it.

Lastly I doubt JEFF KINGSTON can read Japanese texts and communicate in Japanese well enough: almost all of the documents he cites are articles in English, he makes such misleading statements that he wouldn't if he could read and write Japanese texts and I've never heard of him speaking and writing in Japanese.

Journalists who write on Japan---you don't have to write an article in favor of Japan.
But please check the facts and restore the sense of fairness and justice in journalism, please.


* 1 But note that there were individual cases where women were kidnapped ;however, Japanese police or military cracked down on the crimes.


Modern-Day Comfort Women:
The U.S. Military, Transnational Crime,
and the Trafficking of Women

Kingston's ridiculous misinterpretation and whitewashing history

Kingston distorts Park Yu-ha's view on comfort women

It is least likely that Jeff Kingston&Jake Adelstein are reading Japanese documents.

President Park should publicly apologize for South Korea's sexual violence

Former Sex Slave: "I see the light but nobody helps"

Korean government controlled Sex Slaves for U.S. military

MUST READ: How the American mainstream operates according to a hierarchy of victims.

Bruce Cumings: Really s>ome of the former comfort women feeling themselves completely ruined and unable to return to their families became prostitutes for the American military after world war two. It was such a degraded situation under the American occupation in the Korean war that a friend of mine who served in the Korean war said on Friday night they would bring in a half ton truck full of 150 women and they would be in a movie house having sex. These undoubtedly included women who were comfort women for the Japanese army

Japanese Comfort women for GIs in Japan under the Occupation
See also « Back The Military-Sexual Complex: Prostitution, Disease and the Boundaries of Empire during the Philippine-American War Paul A. Kramer Military Prostitution and the U.S. Military in Asia Katharine H.S. Moon Against our will below Testimony:GHQ ordered to recruit women and set up comfort station
Yuki Tanaka on sexual violence by the occupational force

Comfort women at Sin Cities for GIs during Vietnam War.

It is not interpretation; it is just speculation or conspiracy theory by JEFF KINGSTON

The Scars of War: Vietnam Comfort Women for Korean and American soldiers.

Why Has South Korea Still Not Apologized to the Vietnam Comfort Women?

Don't assume JEFF KINGSTON is reading Japanese newspaper

The article Kingstone and foreign journalists don't want to readーーSex Slavery and Rape in Okinawa

Don't ask Kingston;he is not an expert.

Kingston and Tabuchi will ignore this atrocity by U.S. military again

All Korean prostitutes were volunteers or had been sold by their parents

you must never criticize soldiers and veterans, it’s absolutely forbidden

JEFF KINGSTON is a bit like Donald Trump

Sex Slaves Stations were run by Korean agents

South Korea should publicly apologize for its sex slavery and sexual violence

South Korea Illegally Held Prostitutes Who Catered to G.I.s Decades Ago, Court Says - The New York Times

Katherine Moon & Kingston are wrong in trying to demonize Japan.  

Katherine Moon is now trying to please Korean nationalism

Kingston’s trying to underestimate the issue of Korean Sex Slaves for U.S. military

It is time for Kingston to stop covering up the dark history of U.S.

Was it the policy of U.S. Forces to massacre innocent Vietnamese civilians ?


Must Read:My body was not mine, but the US military’s’

New evidence shows S.Korea forced Filipina Women as sex slaves for U.S. soldiers

Just like Korean comfort women for Japanese military and U.S. military, Cambodian girls are Sold into sexual slavery by their own mothers to pay off family debt

Korean government can't keep promises and ignores the plight of ex-comfort women for US troops

Save My Seoul

Japan should donate the statutes of ” comfort woman ”with GI to US.

American Soldiers raped French, German and Japanese women during During WW2

French "comfort" women were stripped down to their underwear, some with heads shaved

Jeff Kingston is causing evil to former comfort women for US military by his inaction.

Vietnamese women raped in wartime by S.Korean soldiers seek justice

The sex slave stations for Japanese military were owned and run by Koreans.

Vietnam's "modern sex slaves" sold in China as prostitutes or brides
by Paul N. Hung

Just like Korea sex slaves for US soldiers they are Forced Into Prostitution

Is Jeff Kingston(Temp.uni.) a Moral Monster?

Must-Read:S.Korean governments also encouraged and supervised rape centers for American soldiers

Kingston can't say anything about the brutality of atomic bomb on Hiroshima, sex slavery for U.S....


McCurry (guardian) is a blatant liar

2018年02月21日 23時55分29秒 | Weblog

McCurry is talking about Korean comfort women here.

Let me note first that the Korean victims' testimonies were produced many years later after the war. Therefore, to quote from True Stories of the Korean Comfort Women

many can faintly remember the sufferings they endured.


1)Yoshimi 吉見 従軍慰安婦


2 朝鮮からの場合

2)Hata 秦 郁彦 慰安婦と戦場の性(p192)


3)Park Yuha

When I examined the initial testimonies of former Korean comfort women, none of them claimed she was coerced by the Japanese military. The majority of the Korean women were sold by their fathers to the comfort station owners. Some Korean women were recruited on false pretenses by the Korean comfort station owners. Other Korean women were in the world's oldest profession, and they did volunteer to earn good money.

4)Sarah Soh

According to San Francisco State Professor Sarah Soh (author of the book The Comfort Women), women initially offered various explanations for working at comfort stations, such as supporting their families economically or escaping overbearing parents. Some women suffered abuse; others experienced more supportive conditions. Soh argues that all the women should freely share their experiences, without pressure to conform to the nationalist, anti-Japan narrative. She gives voice to the many types of comfort women, including the 61 who accepted the 1994 Asian Women’s Fund and were therefore branded traitors by activists.

5)Yuki Tanaka Japan's Comfort Women

most ”recruiting" seems to have been done by local Korean sub-contractor....
The most common expedient used in Korea was deceit --false promise of employment in Japan or in other Japanese occupied territories.(p38)

6)ATIS Research Reports No. 120 Amenities in the Japanese Armed Force, Nov. 15, 1945,

The contract they signed bound them to Army regulations and to war for the "house master " for a period of from six months to a year depending on the family debt for which they were advanced




”The story of the comfort women has often been distorted by Japan’s former adversaries ”

Don't assume McCurry(guardian) is reading Japanese newspaper.

McCurry does not report the reality of Okinawa


David McNeill doesn't fact-check comfort women issue while he let the U.S. military get away

McCurry's interpretation is difficult to justify,

Justin Mccurry lied again.

Economist has no idea about what has been happening between Japan and Korea.

Does Sharia hark back to the previous militarism?

Justin McCurry (Guardian) lied again.

Fact-checking Justin McCurry's biased article.

American town was a cage where Korean women were enslaved to pay off debt

Japanese military didn't have to force Korea women into sex slavery.

McCurry just picks up the speech out of context from Ishiguro that he wants to hear

Books, articles ... focus on whatever is most extreme and bizarre in Japanese life

It is strange South Korea didn't invite Ex-South Korean 'comfort women' for U.S. troops. No? Justin?

Vietnamese women raped in wartime by S.Korean soldiers seek justice

S. Korea's Sex Ed Guidelines Suggest Victims Are To Blame For Date Rape

Korean women-South or Norht- forced to perform sexy dance for top officials.

What can you expect from Justin McCurry ?

Is Justin McCurry not ashamed of UK pig farms?

Must-Watch : How reliable is your memory?


官僚の鑑 総理の身代わりになって批判に耐える!

2018年02月21日 21時51分11秒 | Weblog





It's tough to be a woman

2018年02月21日 19時03分19秒 | Weblog



2018年02月21日 18時44分17秒 | Weblog

By Jenn Fang. Cross-Posted from Reappropriate.

Perpetual Foreigner stereotype alert: shortly after US figure skater Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel in an Olympic competition, New York Times Opinion section editor Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) tweeted "Immigrants: they get the job done," a line from Hamilton.

The implication from Weiss' tweet was obvious: Nagasu should be celebrated as an American immigrant. One problem, though: Nagasu was born in Montebello, California. And yet, for Weiss, the place of Nagasu's birth doesn't seem to matter: instead, the colour of her skin appears to have marked Nagasu as foreign.




Others have more tenuous links to their new countries: Boston-born Alexander Gamelan, who is white, is ice dancing for South Korea. Gamelin was only naturalized by the Olympic host country last year, after a test in which he was asked to sing the South Korean national anthem. His primary affiliation to the Republic of Korea appears to be through his dance partner Yura Min, who already held passports from both countries.

Boston native Alexander Gamelin competes for South Korea in figure skating with his partner Yura Min, who holds both American and South Korean nationality (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Also read: How Olympic champ Chloe Kim can be bigger than Shaun White

(The United States has also benefited from this trend. Over 40 non-native born athletes represented America at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. California native and Olympic bronze medalist figure skater Mirai Nagasu also held Japanese citizenship, but reportedly gave it up as an adult.)

South Korea is fielding the largest corps of non-native athletes, with 18 born elsewhere, per the CapRelo analysis. Athletes who wish to represent a new country at the Olympics have to conform to a thicket of sometimes complex rules. In general, you have to be a citizen of the country whose colors you wear. Some sports, like association football, or soccer, don’t allow you to change allegiances after you’ve already repped one country. For others, the Olympic Charter requires a three year wait before you can compete for another nation, though there are some exceptions.






2018年02月21日 18時25分42秒 | Weblog