[敵を知り己を知れ] -海外掲示板・記事に降臨しよう-

今のご時勢、政治家や他人事にして傍観者してないで、直接言えばいいじゃないの!

広告

※このエリアは、60日間投稿が無い場合に表示されます。記事を投稿すると、表示されなくなります。

朝日、日本語版の慰安婦ネット記事も検索回避 後で設定変更「操作誤る」

2018-09-09 07:20:58 | 頭の整理メモ
朝日、日本語版の慰安婦ネット記事も検索回避 後で設定変更「操作誤る」
                    (産経新聞 2018.9.9 06:10)

http://www.sankei.com/world/news/180909/wor1809090002-n1.html

http://www.sankei.com/world/news/180909/wor1809090002-n2.html

ウェブサイト「朝日新聞デジタル」の慰安婦問題に関する英語版記事2本がインターネット検索できない設定になっていた問題で、同じ内容の日本語の記事1本にも、利用者が特定ウェブページを訪問することを防ぐようにする「メタタグ」が埋め込まれていたことが分かった。この記事は公開当時は検索可能な設定だったが、後からメタタグが埋め込まれていた。

 朝日新聞広報部は「8月23日に英語版のタグについて産経新聞の取材を受けた際、日本語版の記事についても確認作業をした。その際に配信システムの操作を誤り、記事の設定が変わっていたことが分かった」と説明した。すでにメタタグは削除され、検索できるようになっているという。

 新たにメタタグが見つかったのは、平成26年8月5日付朝刊の特集「慰安婦問題を考える 上」に掲載され、同日中に朝日新聞デジタルで公開された「『挺身隊』との混同 当時は研究が乏しく同一視」という記事。過去の記事で慰安婦を「『女子挺身隊』の名で前線に動員された」などと説明した部分について「全く別」とした上で、「当時は慰安婦問題に関する研究が進んでおらず、記者が参考にした資料などにも慰安婦と挺身隊の混同がみられたことから誤用しました」と説明していた。

 過去のウェブサイトを自動的に保存するサービスでの確認によると、検索回避のメタタグは昨年9月10日までなかった。

また、この記事は「2019年4月30日16時23分」に公開が中止される設定になっていた。朝日新聞広報部は「朝日デジタルの記事の大半は一定期間を過ぎると公開されなくなる。慰安婦問題の記事は長期の公開が必要と考え、2016年4月に仮の設定として公開期限を2019年までとした」と説明した。

 一連の記事にメタタグが埋め込まれていたことは、AJCN代表の山岡鉄秀氏が見つけた。慰安婦関連の英語版記事の修正を求める活動を、米カリフォルニア州弁護士のケント・ギルバート氏らとともに行う中で、検索を回避する設定の存在に気づいたという。

 メタタグは、ウェブページの情報をグーグルなどの検索エンジンに提供するキーワード。検索しにくくしたり、逆に検索されやすくすることができる。通常はウェブページ上には表示されず、第三者が書き換えることはできない。

 問題の記事はいずれも「noindex」「nofollow」「noarchive」の3つのメタタグが埋め込まれ、検索できなくなっていた。



 メタタグ 文書をウェブページで表示する際に、使用する言語や文字を指定するための情報。文書の内容の説明やキーワードなども記述されている。通常はパソコンなどの画面に表示されないが、検索エンジンは、この情報を参考に検索順位を決める。


コメント

朝日新聞、慰安婦報道取り下げ英文記事で検索回避の設定 指摘受け解除、「作業漏れ」と説明

2018-08-25 09:26:33 | 頭の整理メモ
朝日新聞、慰安婦報道取り下げ英文記事で検索回避の設定 指摘受け解除、「作業漏れ」と説明
(産経新聞 2018.8.24 22:42)

https://www.sankei.com/politics/news/180824/plt1808240031-n1.html

朝日新聞の慰安婦問題にからむ英語版記事2本がインターネットで検索できないような設定になっていたことが分かった。朝日新聞広報部は産経新聞の取材に対し、「記事を最終確認するため社内のみで閲覧できる状態で配信し、確認を終えてから検索可能な状態にした。その際に2本のタグ設定解除の作業が漏れてしまった」と説明し、24日までに設定を解除した。

 検索できない設定となっていたのは、平成26年8月5日付朝刊に特集「慰安婦問題を考える 上」に掲載された記事の英訳版2本。1つは朝鮮半島で女性を強制連行したと虚偽証言した吉田清治氏を取り上げた記事を取り消した記事。もう1つは、「女子挺身(ていしん)隊」と「慰安婦」の混同を認めたことを伝えた記事だった。いずれも朝日新聞デジタルのウェブサイトに26年8月22日午前10時にアップされていた。

 ところが、この2本の記事には、グーグルなどの検索エンジンの動きを制御し、利用者が特定ウェブページを訪問することを防ぐようにする「noindex」「nofollow」「noarchive」という3つの「メタタグ」が埋め込まれていた。

メタタグは、ウェブページの情報を検索エンジンに提供するキーワードで、検索しにくくしたり、逆に検索されやすくしたりすることができる。通常のウェブページ上では表示されず、第三者がメタタグを書き加えることもできない。

 一方、「慰安婦問題を考える」に掲載された記事のうち、旧日本軍による「強制性」があったとの見解を示す記事にはメタタグは埋め込まれておらず、ネット検索が可能な状態だった。

 メタタグが埋め込まれたことが発覚するきっかけを作ったのは、米カリフォルニア州弁護士のケント・ギルバート氏だった。

 ギルバート氏らは7月、朝日新聞の英語版記事で「forced to provide sex(性行為を強制された)」という表現が使用されていることについて「慰安婦強制連行・性奴隷説を流布するような内容だ」として表現修正を求めるとともに、「吉田証言」に関する記事を撤回したことを英文で告知するよう申し入れた。

 これに対し、朝日は修正については「応じられない」と回答。英文による告知に関しては「2014年8月5日付記事の英訳版は『朝日新聞デジタル』で2014年8月22日に掲載し、現在も下記のURLで全文閲覧できます」と反論していた。

ギルバート氏はURLを確認したが、検索エンジンで問題の記事を検索しても見つからなかった。この経緯を動画などで明かしたところ、視聴者の指摘により、メタタグの存在が分かったという。

 朝日新聞広報部の回答「2014年8月22日に慰安婦関連の英語記事を複数本、デジタル編集部が配信しました。公開前に記事を最終確認するため、いったん社内のみで閲覧できる状態で配信し、確認を終えてから検索可能な状態にしました。その際、2本のタグ設定解除の作業が漏れてしまいました。現在は修正してあります」



コメント

【Asahi】Testimony about 'forcible taking away of women on Jeju Island': Judged to be fabrication

2018-08-23 21:57:27 | 頭の整理メモ
Testimony about 'forcible taking away of women on Jeju Island': Judged to be fabrication because supporting evidence not found
2014年8月22日10時00分

https://www.asahi.com/articles/SDI201408213563.html

Question: There was a man who testified in books and meetings that he had used violence to forcibly take away women on the Korean Peninsula, which was Japan's colony, to make them serve as comfort women during the war. The Asahi Shimbun ran articles about the man from the 1980s until the early 1990s. However, some people have pointed out that his testimony was a fabrication.

* * *

The man's name was Seiji Yoshida. In his books and on other occasions, he said that he headed the mobilization section at the Shimonoseki branch of the Yamaguchi Prefectural Romu Hokokukai labor organization that was in control of day laborers.

The Asahi Shimbun has run, as far as it can confirm, at least 16 articles about Yoshida. The first appeared in the Sept. 2, 1982, morning edition in the city news page published by the Osaka head office. The article was about a speech that he gave in Osaka in which he said, "I 'hunted up' 200 young Korean women on Jeju Island."

The reporter, 66, who wrote the article, was in the City News Section at the Osaka head office at that time.

The reporter said, "I had absolutely no doubts about the contents of his talk because it was very specific and detailed."

In the early 1990s, other newspapers also ran articles about what Yoshida said at meetings and on other occasions.

In the April 30, 1992, morning edition of the Sankei Shimbun, an article raised doubts about Yoshida's testimony based on the results of an investigation conducted by Ikuhiko Hata on Jeju. Weekly magazines also began publishing articles pointing to "Suspicion of 'fabrication.'"

A reporter, 53, in the City News Section at the Tokyo head office was instructed by his editor to meet with Yoshida immediately after the Sankei article ran. The reporter asked Yoshida to introduce relevant individuals and submit data to corroborate his testimony, but the reporter said Yoshida rejected the request.

During news gathering to prepare for the March 31, 1997, special coverage, Yoshida refused to meet with a reporter, 57, in the City News Section at the Tokyo head office. When the reporter asked over the phone about reports that suspected the testimony was a fabrication, Yoshida responded, "I wrote about my experiences as they were."

Although news gathering was also conducted on Jeju and no corroborating evidence could be obtained, the special coverage said "no confirmation has been made about the authenticity" because there was no conclusive proof that Yoshida's testimony was false. The Asahi has not written about Yoshida since.

However, in November 2012, Shinzo Abe, who was then president of the Liberal Democratic Party, said at a debate among party leaders hosted by the Japan National Press Club, "The problem has become much bigger because false reporting by The Asahi Shimbun has led to the spreading of a book throughout Japan, which has been taken as fact, even though it was created by a man named Seiji Yoshida who is like a con man."

Some newspapers and magazines have repeated criticism of The Asahi Shimbun.

In April and May 2014, The Asahi Shimbun interviewed a total of about 40 people in their late 70s to 90s living on Jeju. However, no evidence was obtained that supported the writings by Yoshida about forcible taking away.

In a town on the northwestern part of the island where Yoshida claimed to have taken away several dozens of women working at a plant making dried fish, there was only one factory in the village that handled fish. The son of the local man who was involved in factory management, now deceased, said, "Only canned products were made there. I never heard from my father about women workers being taken away."

Yoshida wrote that the factory roof was "thatched." Video images that captured conditions at that time were obtained by Norifumi Kawahara, a professor of historical geography at Ritsumeikan University who has conducted research on the fishing industry in South Korea at that time. The images showed the roof to be made of tin and tile.

In June 1993, Kang Jeong-suk, a former researcher at the Korean Research Institute for Chongshindae, conducted research on Jeju based on the writings of Yoshida. "I heard from several elderly people at each of the locations I visited, but I did not come across any testimony that matched the writings," Kang said.

Yoshida wrote in his book he went to Jeju in May 1943 based on a mobilization order from the Western District Army. He also wrote that the contents of the order were left in the diary of his wife (now deceased). However, Yoshida's oldest son, 64, was interviewed for this special coverage, and it was learned that the wife never kept a diary. The son said Yoshida died in July 2000.

When Yoshida met in May 1993 with Yoshiaki Yoshimi, a Chuo University professor, and others, Yoshida explained that "there were occasions when I changed the dates and locations (where he forcibly took the women)." Moreover, Yoshida refused to present the diary in which the contents of the mobilization order were contained. That led Yoshimi to point out, "I had no choice but to confirm that we could not use his testimony." (Note 1)

Masaru Tonomura, an associate professor at the University of Tokyo who is knowledgeable about mobilization matters on the Korean Peninsula during the war, said the Romu Hokokukai that Yoshida claimed he worked for was created through instructions given by the Health and Welfare Ministry as well as the Home Ministry.

"Given the chain of command, it is inconceivable for the military to issue the mobilization order, and for employees to go directly to the Korean Peninsula," Tonomura said.

Yoshida also explained that in May 1943, when he claimed to have forcibly taken away the women, the "Army unit headquarters" "maintained military rule" on Jeju. Regarding that point, Kazu Nagai, a professor of modern and contemporary Japanese history at Kyoto University, pointed out that documents of the former Army showed that a large Army force only gathered on Jeju after April 1945.

"The contents of his writing cannot be considered to be true," Nagai said.

Note 1: Yoshiaki Yoshimi and Fumiko Kawata, compilers, " 'Jugun Ianfu' wo Meguru 30 no Uso to Shinjutsu" (30 lies and truths surrounding 'military comfort women') (Otsuki Shoten 1997)

To our readers

We have made the judgment that the testimony that Yoshida forcibly took away comfort women on Jeju was a fabrication. We retract our articles on him. We were unable to uncover the falseness of his testimony at the time the articles were published. Although additional research was conducted on Jeju, we were unable to obtain any information that corroborated his testimony. Interviews with researchers have also turned up a number of contradictions regarding the core elements of his testimony.


「済州島で連行」証言 裏付け得られず虚偽と判断
2014年8月5日05時00分


https://www.asahi.com/articles/ASG7L71S2G7LUTIL05N.html


〈疑問〉日本の植民地だった朝鮮で戦争中、慰安婦にするため女性を暴力を使って無理やり連れ出したと著書や集会で証言した男性がいました。朝日新聞は80年代から90年代初めに記事で男性を取り上げましたが、証言は虚偽という指摘があります。

特集:慰安婦問題を考える
 男性は吉田清治氏。著書などでは日雇い労働者らを統制する組織である山口県労務報国会下関支部で動員部長をしていたと語っていた。

 朝日新聞は吉田氏について確認できただけで16回、記事にした。初掲載は82年9月2日の大阪本社版朝刊社会面。大阪市内での講演内容として「済州島で200人の若い朝鮮人女性を『狩り出した』」と報じた。執筆した大阪社会部の記者(66)は「講演での話の内容は具体的かつ詳細で全く疑わなかった」と話す。

 90年代初め、他の新聞社も集会などで証言する吉田氏を記事で取り上げていた。

 92年4月30日、産経新聞は朝刊で、秦郁彦氏による済州島での調査結果を元に証言に疑問を投げかける記事を掲載。週刊誌も「『創作』の疑い」と報じ始めた。

 東京社会部の記者(53)は産経新聞の記事の掲載直後、デスクの指示で吉田氏に会い、裏付けのための関係者の紹介やデータ提供を要請したが拒まれたという。

 97年3月31日の特集記事のための取材の際、吉田氏は東京社会部記者(57)との面会を拒否。虚偽ではないかという報道があることを電話で問うと「体験をそのまま書いた」と答えた。済州島でも取材し裏付けは得られなかったが、吉田氏の証言が虚偽だという確証がなかったため、「真偽は確認できない」と表記した。その後、朝日新聞は吉田氏を取り上げていない。

 しかし、自民党の安倍晋三総裁が2012年11月の日本記者クラブ主催の党首討論会で「朝日新聞の誤報による吉田清治という詐欺師のような男がつくった本がまるで事実かのように日本中に伝わって問題が大きくなった」と発言。一部の新聞や雑誌が朝日新聞批判を繰り返している。

 今年4~5月、済州島内で70代後半~90代の計約40人に話を聞いたが、強制連行したという吉田氏の記述を裏付ける証言は得られなかった。

 干し魚の製造工場から数十人の女性を連れ去ったとされる北西部の町。魚を扱う工場は村で一つしかなく、経営に携わった地元男性(故人)の息子は「作っていたのは缶詰のみ。父から女性従業員が連れ去られたという話は聞いたことがない」と語った。「かやぶき」と記された工場の屋根は、韓国の当時の水産事業を研究する立命館大の河原典史教授(歴史地理学)が入手した当時の様子を記録した映像資料によると、トタンぶきとかわらぶきだった。

 93年6月に、吉田氏の著書をもとに済州島を調べたという韓国挺身隊研究所元研究員の姜貞淑(カンジョンスク)さんは「数カ所でそれぞれ数人の老人から話を聞いたが、記述にあるような証言は出なかった」と語った。

 吉田氏は著書で、43年5月に西部軍の動員命令で済州島に行き、その命令書の中身を記したものが妻(故人)の日記に残っていると書いていた。しかし、今回、吉田氏の長男(64)に取材したところ、妻は日記をつけていなかったことがわかった。吉田氏は00年7月に死去したという。

 吉田氏は93年5月、吉見義明・中央大教授らと面会した際、「(強制連行した)日時や場所を変えた場合もある」と説明した上、動員命令書を写した日記の提示も拒んだといい、吉見氏は「証言としては使えないと確認するしかなかった」と指摘している=注①。

 戦時中の朝鮮半島の動員に詳しい外村大・東京大准教授は、吉田氏が所属していたという労務報国会は厚生省と内務省の指示で作られた組織だとし、「指揮系統からして軍が動員命令を出すことも、職員が直接朝鮮に出向くことも考えづらい」と話す。

 吉田氏はまた、強制連行したとする43年5月当時、済州島は「陸軍部隊本部」が「軍政を敷いていた」と説明していた。この点について、永井和・京都大教授(日本近現代史)は旧陸軍の資料から、済州島に陸軍の大部隊が集結するのは45年4月以降だと指摘。「記述内容は事実とは考えられない」と話した。

読者のみなさまへ
 吉田氏が済州島で慰安婦を強制連行したとする証言は虚偽だと判断し、記事を取り消します。当時、虚偽の証言を見抜けませんでした。済州島を再取材しましたが、証言を裏付ける話は得られませんでした。研究者への取材でも証言の核心部分についての矛盾がいくつも明らかになりました。
コメント

『朝日新聞が英語版の「吉田清治の慰安婦『奴隷狩り』」の訂正記事を検索されないよう工作していたことが発覚』(以下略さん)

2018-08-23 21:48:54 | 頭の整理メモ
『朝日新聞が英語版の「吉田清治の慰安婦『奴隷狩り』」の訂正記事を検索されないよう工作していたことが発覚』(以下略さん)
https://twi55.com/asahi20180821/



Testimony about 'forcible taking away of women on Jeju Island': Judged to be fabrication because supporting evidence not found
2014年8月22日10時00分
https://www.asahi.com/articles/SDI201408213563.html
コメント

[Sputonic] What's Behind Japan 'Wavering' Between Two Opposing Policies Towards Russia

2016-12-30 15:35:00 | あしあと(海外投稿記事)
[Sputonic] What's Behind Japan 'Wavering' Between Two Opposing Policies Towards Russia

The Japanese government will apply a "two-directional" approach to its relations with Russia, Kyodo news agency reported, citing a diplomatic source in Tokyo. According to this strategy, Tokyo will further consider options for economic cooperation with Moscow while keeping in place anti-Russian sanctions, in order to comply with the G7.

https://sputniknews.com/politics/201612301049139205-russia-japan-ties/

15:34 30.12.2016

Analysts suggest that such a policy will not be welcomed, not only by the United States and the European Union, but also by Russia. All major actors are likely to ask Tokyo to decide on its foreign policy agenda and economic policy, according to reports in Japanese media. Japan joined Western sanctions against Russia in March 2014. Despite the fact that they have not been as effective as planned, they have casted a shadow over Moscow-Tokyo ties. At the time, the Japanese government decided to suspend consultations with Moscow on visa liberalization and put on ice talks on three agreements, including on investments, space exploration and prevention of dangerous military activities. © AP PHOTO/ ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO, POOL 'Uncertainty of Trump's Policy Towards Japan' Prompts Tokyo to Develop Ties With Russia As continuation to the final declaration of the G7 summit in Japanese Mie Prefecture, anti-Russian sanctions were prolonged. They were connected with the implementation on the Minsk agreement on the Ukrainian crisis. The declaration also read that sanctions against Russia could be further expanded. However, sanctions could not prevent Moscow and Tokyo from intensifying bilateral economic cooperation. In mid-December, an official visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Japan resulted in a package of 12 interstate agreements and 65 commercial projects with a total worth of $2.5 billion. Among them were cooperation agreements with Russian companies under Western sanctions, including Russia’s major oil producer Rosneft. © REUTERS/ TORU HANAI Putin, Abe Achieved Progress at Recent Talks, But Window of Opportunity Might Close Soon At the same time, the Japanese Foreign Ministry has already announced relaxation of visa restrictions for Russia. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe "will have to waver" between these two opposing strategies, according to Vladimir Grinyuk, a senior research fellow at the Center for Japanese Studies, at the Institute for Far Eastern Studies. "On the one hand, Abe is determined to develop cooperation with Russia. On the other hand, Japan is an ally of the US and a member of G7. I think that if necessary Abe could minimize Japan’s involvement in anti-Russian sanctions, but in a way that Washington and Brussels do not oppose that," Grinyuk told Sputnik Japanese. The expert underscored that Japanese sanctions were not very "sensitive" for Russia and bilateral cooperation between Moscow and Tokyo. © FLICKR/ PETER Kuril Islands Should Become Co-Residence Zone for Japanese, Russians - Abe The priority goal of the Japanese government is ending the South Kuril Islands territorial problem, a dispute that has marred Russian-Japanese ties since the end of World War II. Japan and Russia never signed a permanent peace treaty after the war due to a disagreement over four islands, which Russia calls the Southern Kurils and Japan the Northern Territories. The disputed islands, located in the Sea of Okhotsk, were claimed by Soviet forces at the end of the war. "Abe’s priorities are a peace treaty with Russia and reclaiming of the Kuril islets. This is why Tokyo needs special relations with Moscow," Grinyuk pointed out. Probably, Abe will have to explain the reasons for "special relations" with Russia at the next G7 meeting which will take place on May 26-27 in Italy. Sanctions against Russia will be on the agenda. However, there are several important events expected before the summit. © AP PHOTO/ RICHARD DREW Ex-Adviser: Kissinger Role as Trump Adviser Welcome Boost for US-Russia Ties On January 20, new US President Donald Trump will assume power. Earlier this week, the German newspaper Bild reported that according to European intelligence data the new US leader would begin the removal of anti-Russian sanctions, on advice from former State Secretary Henry Kissinger. Kissinger has reportedly met with Trump several times in the past couple of months and is rumored to be his informal foreign policy adviser. Moreover, Italian President Sergio Mattarella is expected to come to Russia for an official visit in Spring 2017. Finally, Abe wants to visit Russia in early-2017 to continue discussions on a peace treaty between Moscow and Tokyo. According to the Japanese prime minister, during Putin’s visit to Japan several important steps were made and now there is a chance to improve bilateral ties.
------------------------
[jamawns comment]
------------------------
We expect the power of reconciliation. It is already proved in Pearl Harbor.

Here, most important step is "give the credit where it is due" mind, or rule of law. US and Japan have kept words/promises on both business and private, and cherished relationship in order to surmount huge hate emotions among citizens. Both Russia and Japan believe own justice, respect each other and follow rule of law, someday they will settle the territorial issue on the International Court of Justice for better future to remove negative feeling among citizens.
----------------------------
@ivanwa88,
As you mention history, I mention my understanding below.

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
----------------------------
@ivanwa88,
While I mentioned USSR's violation of Soviet-Japan Neutrality Pact, You mentioned Yalta Treaty and Soviet–Japanese Joint Declaration.

Each of us believes own justice. I think majority of both citizens believe own justice respectively. Do you think the territorial issue should be solved by International Court of Justice to build mutual understanding and remove mutual distrust among citizens? JAPAN HAS ACCEPTED THE JURISDICTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE AS COMPULSORY. Every country has its own history. As long as you believe your justice and your justice is right,International Court of Justice will strictly chose you. The door to dialogue is always open on Japan's side Is there any reason that Russia is afraid of International Court of Justice?
-----------------------------------
@ivanwa88,
First, wrong was your assumption that 'History has determined that Japan by its aggression in WW2 lost that right'. History is science, not politics. You should focus on the fact without brain freezing, not denying but accepting.

Second, you confused ''anti Russian stance" with anti communism" in Japan. Russia is not communist country any more. Third, you cannot justify illegal occupation by military reason, though military reason is the essential concern for Russia. Idea such as Peace treaty with Neutrality Pact can be work. Finally, please tell me why Russia has been afraid of International Court of Justice, or rule of law? goo.gl/Onnbtl Happy new year.
-----------------------------------------
@ivanwa88,
[Legal aspect]
In 1972 PM Masayoshi Ohira of Japan asked to bring the issue to International Court of Justice with FM Andrei Andreevich Gromyko of USSR, however, the USSR refused Japan's proposal. Both countries have recently undertaken a diplomatic negotiation about this, so at the moment it'll be counterproductive to use ICJ. Whatever win or lose, ICJ will remove emotional friction among both people, too.
[Pres Putin's assertion in Japan]
(1)Pres Putin asserted that Russo-Japan Peace treaty is the most important. (Here, peace treaty is supposed to settle territorial issue.) (2)Pres Putin admitted valid US-Japan alliance and concerned expansion of US-base to Kuril area. (He inferred nesesity of some guarantee of free from military scheme.) (3)Pres Putin accepted Joint-development scheme, or rule of law. (Russia is not qualified for Official develop assistance of Japan. If Russia wanted money, he would simply require newly specialized scheme of official development of Japan. Here, He clearly recognized importance of formenting mutual trust.) (4) Pres Putin said that Russia and Japan will reach peace treaty if both follow PM Abe's proposal.
[Example of Shceme]
(1)Russia follows Russian law, Japan follows Japanese law, Joint projects follow Joint law. (2)Japan shows Russia guarantee of non US military expansion zone in Kuril area, proposing to Japan-US Joint Committee.
-------------------------
Again, please tell me why Russia has been afraid of International Court of Justice, or rule of law? If Russia is afraid of noting , ICJ will great and quick help to convince both citizens for generation to generation. Please remember, JAPAN HAS ACCEPTED THE JURISDICTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE AS COMPULSORY.
コメント (4)

[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.
------------------------
[jamawns comment]
------------------------
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
----------------------
@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.]
コメント (1)

[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.


------------------------
[jamawns' comment]
------------------------
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.'
---------------------------------------
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.
---------------------------------------
@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.

コメント

[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

----------------------
[jamawns' comment]
----------------------
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.
----------------------------
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
-------------------------------
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)
コメント

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
コメント (3)

[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
1 COMMENTS
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.

RELATED

Taiwan Vote Sparks Concerns From Beijing to Washington
5 Things to Know About Taiwan’s Election
Taiwan’s Vote for Political Freedom
What Chinese Tourists Think of Taiwan’s Democracy
Taiwan’s Rough-and-Tumble Politics Not So Rough
Pictures From the Lively, Last-Minute Rallies
Rocker Strikes a Political Chord in Taiwan Election Campaign
Who’s Running in Taiwan’s Presidential Race
The End of ‘One China’
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

---------------------
[jamawns' comment]
---------------------
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
--------------------
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
コメント

[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
98 COMMENTS
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.

------------------------
[jamawns' comment]
------------------------
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.
-----------------------
@Sergey Smirnov
You could research the evaluation and reputation of Imperial Japanese army's military regulations.
-----------------------
@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.
--------------------------
@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
------------------------------
@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.
---------------------------------
@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/
---------------------------------
@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
コメント

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
コメント (1)

[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.

Related Video
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.

RELATED COVERAGE

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
-------------------------------
[jamawns' comment]
-------------------------------
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.
-------------------------------
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.
---------------------------------
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.
-----------------------------------
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.
----------------------------------------------
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
----------------------------------------------
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
---------------------------------------------
@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
---------------------------------------------------
@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
------------------------------------------------------
@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.
--------------------------------------------------
@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
----------------------------------------------------
@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.
----------------------------------------------------
@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
--------------------------------------------------------
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
コメント

[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.

--------------------
[jamawns' comment]
--------------------
(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.
---------------------
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.
-----------------------
@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
コメント

[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
0 COMMENTS
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

-------------------
[jamawns' comment]
-------------------
“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
コメント