Japan ex-China envoy: Tokyo erred on islands row

Jan 28, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KLKN

Japan's former envoy to China says his country erred in choosing to buy islands claimed by both Japan and China last fall, infuriating Beijing, and now both sides have no choice but to allow the issue to cool.

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New China

Zhengzhou, China

#2 Jan 28, 2013
Japan admit they erred in buying island claim?
How to do next?
toyo

Australia

#3 Jan 28, 2013
strong man like PM ABE not back down and not negotiable in term of sovereinty
New China

Zhengzhou, China

#4 Jan 28, 2013
Abe is a politician at first, what he will act is not you can imagine.

look at article, his gov has admit the erred in the claim.
bll

Timaru, New Zealand

#5 Jan 28, 2013
actually, it was just his own personal point of view.
his quote
"They may have had access to information that I didn't know," Niwa said at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan. "But from my personal point of view the timing was bad."

and now this guy back in Japan is talked about as a traitor.
Drgunzet

Boise, ID

#6 Jan 28, 2013
bll wrote:
actually, it was just his own personal point of view.
his quote
"They may have had access to information that I didn't know," Niwa said at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan. "But from my personal point of view the timing was bad."
and now this guy back in Japan is talked about as a traitor.
It is inappropriate for any official, ex-official to offer a personal point of view. It is his duty to uphold his duty to his job and his country at all time. Or else, don't take the job and/or considered as a traitor if he acts against his country. He must never allow his status to be any harm against his country.

Now, make it clear. I never asked or wanted to be born Chinese. So, if other Chinese make me look bad and anger the Whites, it's entirely within my right to lash out at other Chinese. I know the obvious difference between the superior Whites and the inferior Asians. It's really pathetic for the Asians to deny it. Don't make me rub it in. I fought against other Asians all my life so I know.

Note: There is a wisdom, "You don't really know the person till you fight against him [or her]."
Drgunzet

Boise, ID

#7 Jan 28, 2013
New China wrote:
Abe is a politician at first, what he will act is not you can imagine.
look at article, his gov has admit the erred in the claim.
Qing empire already signed the treaty giving up the claim to those island. The real dispute is really between Taiwan and Japan. China must have no say or the world will see China is the country which never respect any treaty. Such country must be destroyed in order for the world to have peace.

I favor to see the island returns to Taiwan. But if China is trying to take over Taiwan, then I would prefer Japan to keep those island. China forfeits the island long ago.
bll

Timaru, New Zealand

#8 Jan 29, 2013
have to say, I agree with you
suki

Australia

#9 Jan 30, 2013
china play the ball to hard but have no ball
china must cool down

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