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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:38 am

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Ms. World Japan who is a direct descendant of Date Masamune, who is like an awesome samurai guy thingy.

Why are you reading this? Are you a fag yaoi?

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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:40 am

Ex-envoy to Nazi Germany: No excuses for my record of failure

CHIGASAKI, Kanagawa Prefecture--Just by chance, a scholar studying wartime political history moved to a home near a man who had been ambassador to Nazi Germany and influenced Japanese policy during World War II.

Masaki Miyake, now an 84-year-old professor emeritus of the history of international politics and diplomacy at Meiji University, relocated to this seaside city half a century ago and was researching the Tripartite Pact of 1940 between Japan, Germany and Italy. The accord became a major turning point in Japan’s path toward war against the United States.

One of his neighbors was Hiroshi Oshima, who started his career in the Imperial Japanese Army, served as a military attache and eventually became ambassador to Nazi Germany.

Oshima formed close ties with Nazi leaders, and his wire from Berlin, with a passage saying, “Adolf Hitler has spoken to this ambassador,” had a major impact on Japan’s policymaking.

Following Japan’s 1945 defeat in World War II, Oshima was prosecuted as a Class-A war criminal at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East. He was convicted of war crimes and was sentenced to life imprisonment.

After being paroled in 1955, he lived in Chigasaki.

When Miyake visited him, Oshima agreed to give his accounts, with one proviso.

“I am a person with a record of failure,” Miyake quoted Oshima as saying. “Anything I am going to say could be taken as an excuse. So please make sure that what I am going to tell you will be kept between you and me.”

As Miyake continued his visits, Oshima agreed to be recorded.
More: http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201811270004.html


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From right, Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka, Ambassador to Germany Hiroshi Oshima, German Field Marshal Wilhelm Kaitel, German Major General Paul von Hase and German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop on March 27, 1941, review troops along a street outside Anhalter Station in Berlin decorated alternately with Hinomaru flags and Hakenkreuz flags. Matsuoka was to sign the Japan-Soviet Neutrality Pact in Moscow on his way back from here to Japan.

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:50 am

Saw something on the morning news about this as I was getting ready to leave the house this morning.

Rescue mission in Japan after 'mishap' involving two Marine aircraft
A search and rescue operation is under way in Japan after an incident involving two US Marine Corps aircraft.

The planes involved are a KC-130 and an F/A-18 based at Iwakuni near Hiroshima and were carrying seven personnel, Marines officials said.

One survivor has been rescued by Japanese search teams but the six others remain missing.

US media say the two planes crashed during mid-air refuelling but this has not been officially confirmed.

The Marine Corps tweeted that the incident occurred at about 02:00 on Thursday (17:00 GMT Wednesday).

There were five personnel on the C-130 and two on the F-18.

A Facebook posting by the III Marine Expeditionary Force said the incident took place 200 miles (320km) off the coast.

The US planes had taken off from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and "were conducting regularly scheduled training when the mishap occurred".

A Marines statement said: "We are thankful for the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force's efforts as they immediately responded in the search and rescue operation."

The survivor is being assessed by doctors at MCAS Iwakuni.

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes in Tokyo says that air-to-air refuelling is a difficult and potentially dangerous flight operation, especially when done at night.
Practicing midair refueling at 2am?
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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:09 am

Because only FAG Squids do it during the day, Anax

Oorah!

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Re: Japan

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:59 pm

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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:17 pm

Miss World Japan is a descendant of samurai lord 'One-Eyed Dragon'

Another beauty queen from Japan is making headlines - this time, not just for her physical beauty, but for her lineage.

Miss World Japan 2018 Kanako Date was found to be a direct descendant of Date Masamune, lord of a powerful samurai clan during Japan's feudal era, as reported by IT Media via SoraNews24 on Sunday, Dec. 2. Masamune, a legendary warrior and leader, is popularly known for his nickname "One-Eyed Dragon."

Masamune, who is Date's 21st great-grandfather, was a tactician who ruled the land near present-day Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture until his death in 1636, the report stated. An iconic character often portrayed in Japanese period dramas, he was known for only having one eye after he lost the other to smallpox when he was a child.

The discovery came as a surprise to Date's fans who have been in awe of the beauty queen's skills, one of which is her ability to shoot arrows, as per her Miss World Japan resume. She can also speak six languages (English, French, German, Korean, Japanese and Italian), ski, swim and play the koto, a Japanese string instrument.
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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:11 am

Fury as Japanese paper redefines 'comfort women'

Japan's oldest English-language newspaper, The Japan Times, has provoked anger and accusations of historical revisionism after announcing that it will no longer use the term "comfort women" to describe women forced to serve in front-line brothels for the Japanese military during World War II.

The paper also said that it was dropping the phrase "forced laborers" for the hundreds of thousands put to work in often appalling conditions during the conflict.
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Claiming that the "conditions [the laborers] worked under" and how they were recruited "varied," the paper said it will from now on refer to them as "wartime laborers."
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"Because the experiences of comfort women in different areas throughout the course of the war varied widely, from today we will refer to 'comfort women' as 'women who worked in wartime brothels, including those who did so against their will, to provide sex to Japanese soldiers.'"
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Re: Japan

Post by ed » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:19 am

Witness wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:40 am
Ex-envoy to Nazi Germany: No excuses for my record of failure

CHIGASAKI, Kanagawa Prefecture--Just by chance, a scholar studying wartime political history moved to a home near a man who had been ambassador to Nazi Germany and influenced Japanese policy during World War II.

Masaki Miyake, now an 84-year-old professor emeritus of the history of international politics and diplomacy at Meiji University, relocated to this seaside city half a century ago and was researching the Tripartite Pact of 1940 between Japan, Germany and Italy. The accord became a major turning point in Japan’s path toward war against the United States.

One of his neighbors was Hiroshi Oshima, who started his career in the Imperial Japanese Army, served as a military attache and eventually became ambassador to Nazi Germany.

Oshima formed close ties with Nazi leaders, and his wire from Berlin, with a passage saying, “Adolf Hitler has spoken to this ambassador,” had a major impact on Japan’s policymaking.

Following Japan’s 1945 defeat in World War II, Oshima was prosecuted as a Class-A war criminal at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East. He was convicted of war crimes and was sentenced to life imprisonment.

After being paroled in 1955, he lived in Chigasaki.

When Miyake visited him, Oshima agreed to give his accounts, with one proviso.

“I am a person with a record of failure,” Miyake quoted Oshima as saying. “Anything I am going to say could be taken as an excuse. So please make sure that what I am going to tell you will be kept between you and me.”

As Miyake continued his visits, Oshima agreed to be recorded.
More: http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201811270004.html


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From right, Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka, Ambassador to Germany Hiroshi Oshima, German Field Marshal Wilhelm Kaitel, German Major General Paul von Hase and German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop on March 27, 1941, review troops along a street outside Anhalter Station in Berlin decorated alternately with Hinomaru flags and Hakenkreuz flags. Matsuoka was to sign the Japan-Soviet Neutrality Pact in Moscow on his way back from here to Japan.
84 years old, huh? 1945 to 2018 = 73 years
84 - 73 = 11 years old in 1945.

Need I actually call bullshit?

And why, Witness, are you siding with the God-Emperor of Nippon? :x
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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:25 am

ed wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:19 am
84 years old, huh? 1945 to 2018 = 73 years
84 - 73 = 11 years old in 1945.

Need I actually call bullshit?

And why, Witness, are you siding with the God-Emperor of Nippon? :x
ed, aren't you confusing the two gentlemen? :mrgreen:

And are you jealous of other, of course lesser, gods?

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:32 am

I think you should reread the passage more carefully, Ed. You will see that the man who is now aged 84 is not the man who served as ambassador to Nazi Germany, but a man who knew him later in life.
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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:05 am

2 More Medical Schools in Japan Have Admitted to Discriminating Against Women

Two more medical schools in Japan have admitted to systematic discrimination against female students this week, the latest institutional scandal to hit the industry after Tokyo Medical University was accused of rigging examination results to suppress the number of women in the student body.

Juntendo University and Kitasato University on Monday conceded that they had set different passing scores for female and male applicants in entrance exams, as well as prioritized male candidates. Female applicants were held to a different standard because “women mature faster mentally than men and their communication ability is also higher [when they take the entrance exam],” Juntendo University’s medical school dean said, according to Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun. He added that “in some ways, this was a measure to help male applicants.”

In August, Tokyo Medical University was found to have manipulated exam scores to exclude female students for more than a decade, prompting backlash and a government investigation into entrance exam processes at medical schools across the country. An investigation found that the university had reduced all medical school applicants’ initial test scores by 20%, before inflating the scores of male applicants’ exams. The institution initially defended the policy by arguing that women were more likely to leave the medical profession to pursue motherhood, creating a staffing shortage in the sector.
http://time.com/5477556/japan-medical-s ... reddit.com

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Juntendo University medical school chief Hiroyuki Daida, left, and university president Hajime Arai bow in apology.