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400,000 nuisance calls

A small price to pay for a major nuclear accident.

-24 ( +10 / -34 )

Someone really count those calls? Hopefully they count those tritium precisely like how they count those calls.

-22 ( +10 / -32 )

Really? With a population of over 1 billion people, 10,000 calls a day is a pittance. I am surprised it isnt more!

-9 ( +10 / -19 )

Really sad that some people in China get so hysterical.

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The CCP has only JUST realised how badly their political stunt has backfired as their own seafood and hospitality industry took the brunt of the stunt. Similarly, iPhone buyers who buy in China (are usually CCP members and their families) have completely filled out the early order books for the new iPhone15 in China. Looks to me like even CCP die hards have come to the conclusion the sooner the CCP is gone, the sooner China will be saved.

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Hopefully they count those tritium precisely like how they count those calls.

They're trying very hard to, but the levels are so low, it's undetectable, not surprising given it has been independently scrutinised by the best scientists in the IAEA.

22 ( +24 / -2 )

Nuisance calls from nuisance country.

18 ( +22 / -4 )

Nuisance calls from nuisance country

You should actually read articles before commenting.

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YubaruToday  08:12 am JST

Nuisance calls from nuisance country

You should actually read articles before commenting.

Yes, you should.

"Japan has experienced a surge in nuisance phone calls believed to originate from China"

12 ( +16 / -4 )

400,000 lowly-educated morons who brainlessly follow the Communist Parties line.

Happy that Japan will ignore them all. I hope it antagonizes them even more!

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Yes, you should.

"Japan has experienced a surge in nuisance phone calls believed to originate from China"

Take your own advice, very first line of the article!

Over 400,000 nuisance calls in total have been made to the Japanese Embassy in Beijing

-12 ( +2 / -14 )

Take your own advice, very first line of the article!

Also deeper into the article:

Similarly, Japan has experienced a surge in nuisance phone calls believed to originate from China,

I agree. Nuisance calls from nuisance country.

10 ( +13 / -3 )

sakurasuki

Someone really count those calls? Hopefully they count those tritium precisely like how they count those calls.

So how much did they pay you for the calls you made?

11 ( +14 / -3 )

The embassy has maintained records of phone numbers associated with severe harassment calls and has reported them to Chinese public security authorities.

Good luck with that. The Chinese authorities would only act if the action was undesired by the government.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

So Beijing has added a new technique to its already highly-refined diplomatic skill-set? Aside from their usual threats and aggression, they've now learned how to do prank calls. How mature and constructive.

The embassy has maintained records of phone numbers associated with severe harassment calls and has reported them to Chinese public security authorities

...who will then do absolutely nothing, as the calls are being directed by the Chinese government.

A Chinese government official emphasized that China is governed by the rule of law

...which is written by the CCP, so this "law" is utterly worthless for anyone else.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

Only 400,000? They need to quit slacking.

-9 ( +2 / -11 )

40,000 nuisance phone to Japanese Embassy in Beijing calls on August 25th?

I don't believe You! Japan Today!!

How many staff are there at the Japanese Embassy in Beijing?

How many telephones are there at the Japanese Embassy in Beijing?

How many hours are there in one day?

If true, the Japanese Embassy in Beijing would have received 2000 calls an hour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-20 ( +1 / -21 )

That's very mature.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

When you see the word "China" in the headline, do you ever expect the news to be good?

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YubaruToday  09:00 am JST

Yes, you should.

"Japan has experienced a surge in nuisance phone calls believed to originate from China"

Take your own advice, very first line of the article!

Over 400,000 nuisance calls in total have been made to the Japanese Embassy in Beijing

You really should read the entire article before posting comments based solely on the headline. Clearly you're not qualified to be giving advice to other posters.

9 ( +11 / -2 )

What's really sad is how many Chinese people have been completely brainwashed by their government's propaganda.

14 ( +15 / -1 )

Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to 400,000 phone calls.

Or something like that.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

400,000 protest calls so far made to Japanese Embassy from China over Fukushima

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

what is Japan's retaliation to the import ban?

-7 ( +0 / -7 )

Anyway Japan should publicize figures of food exports of Fukushima and the country in general to other countries to show other countries ' confidence in the food from Japan.

Other countries may have lifted import bans from Japan officially but if actual import figures don't significantly increase then it's ultimatety meaningless

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

No matter how Japan Govt emphasizing many nuisance calls, it's not reason that justify dumping contaminated water containing many kinds of radioactivity other than tritium with ignoring other practicable option such as increasing storage tanks on the ground.

-9 ( +2 / -11 )

What do you expect from the chinese, they don't get what they want, so they act like children.

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ianToday 01:07 pm JST

what is Japan's retaliation to the import ban?

Japan hasn't retaliated, as it is a rational country and doesn't fly into a petulant rage at every opportunity, like China does.

Japan has calmly explained, and continues to explain, that the IAEA has stated that the release is safe. It has also invited China to participate in an international framework so that China can check the safety itself. However, China has refused, as it wants to use this situation as political leverage.

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20230905/p2g/00m/0in/045000c

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When you see the word "China" in the headline, do you ever expect the news to be good?

Is it your contention that there there is no good news concerning China, or that the press is working overtime to sow anti-Chinese sentiment?

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Hideomi KuzeToday 01:30 pm JST

containing many kinds of radioactivity other than tritium

Other radionuclides are removed/reduced to well within safe levels by ALPS. Here's a basic overview:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2359217-fukushima-the-inside-story-of-the-alps-treated-water/

And here's more information on the TEPCO site:

https://www.tepco.co.jp/en/decommision/planaction/alps/index-e.html

such as increasing storage tanks on the ground.

They're running out of space at the site, and they need space to perform other decommissioning work. Even if you were to store the water at another site, it still wouldn't be a viable long-term solution as the amount of land needed would continually increase.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Ore ore.

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raincloud

What's really sad is how many Chinese people have been completely brainwashed by their government's propaganda.

Absolutely true. Sadly, you can say the same about the US and Europe.

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ZaphodToday 03:42 pm JST

raincloud

What's really sad is how many Chinese people have been completely brainwashed by their government's propaganda.

Absolutely true. Sadly, you can say the same about the US and Europe.

Freedom of the press does exist and China ain't it.

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China did worst they didn’t release nuclear treated water but a new virus corona that causes a worldwide pandemic. No one complaining to china about that

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So Sad and Ugly, China is just being a pain in the A$$ about this matter, the people are being fed fake news and lies for domestic consumption , I don't know what will China gain by putting down it's neighbor and trade partner???

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China says it is Japan's friend. Nothing to worry about from Chinese friendship.

China harassing Japanese fishermen around the Senkaku's, and Japanese coast guard ships.

"Japan has experienced a surge in nuisance phone calls believed to originate from China"

China is not the friend it says it is. China is a hostile nation that wants everything its own way, to its own advantage and it is all China's many "friends" that must give up the things China wants.

Japan does not need friends like China.

Boycott China!

6 ( +7 / -1 )

They should be able to handle this with technology. For example, put an AI voice message processor on the front end of the telephone exchange. It can run a question tree and weed out bots and people with anti-Japan agendas. If you randomize the questions and answers, it will work like a charm.

China is instigating the seafood boycott to try to harm Japan. They may not be thinking ahead far enough to discover that Japan will sell to other markets. When China gets hungry for Japanese seafood in the future, no one will sell it to them.

Countries would do well to avoid doing too much business with China. Many companies have discovered that China is not a good business partner and are leaving. It will be a long time before they will consider returning.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Do the Japanese government really think the chinese government will ask their citizen to stop the nonsense. This is exactly what the Chinese government wants. As long as they have the idiots believing what the Chinese government says about the incident, this only reassures the government has the citizens believing what they said.

Tokyo has repeatedly asked the Chinese government to deal with the calls, saying they impede operations at the embassy, but the situation has yet to improve, according to the sources.

If this is the case the Chinese government should lock themselves up. That is nothing but political lip service.

*Chinese laws stipulate that individuals who frequently make nuisance calls to disrupt other people's lives should be held accountable. *A Chinese government official emphasized that China is governed by the rule of law and takes necessary measures to address criminal acts.

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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said at a press conference on Aug 30 the root cause of the current situation lies in the fact that Japan "unilaterally and forcibly" started the ocean discharge, sparking "widespread indignation from the international community."

Chinese government statements are beyond absurd.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

"We should never silently endure" the harassment, a Japanese government official said.

Basically, that is what is necessary-silence!

The only alternative is to cut links with China and that would lead to Japan Inc losing a lot of investment.

China can push and pull Japan around and Japan has to take it.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

TaiwanIsNotChina

Freedom of the press does exist and China ain't it.

Are you sure?

Are you aware of the censorship in social media that Musk exposed? About the censorship laws propping up everywhere, like the recent "Digital Service Act" in the EU? About NZ prime Minister Jacinda Airdern who said in the UN that free speech is a weapon of war, and censorship is necessary? This is happening all over the West. We are slowly moving towards the CCP system.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

These could have been from One person or a few people out of the 1.2 billion people in China

Reminds me of the Chinese festival in yoyogi park 2 weeks ago openly watched by Japanese police and the Secret sevice presence wasn't that a Secret at all.

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In other words, J-inc corruption and incompetence causes a huge disaster, milks it for 12 years, then just pours radiation into the sea, then cry victim when people don’t just bend over and take it.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

I am supposed it wasn’t millions of calls given the population. It sounds like most people’s call didn’t go through. I agree that contaminated water should not be dumped into ocen. I stopped going to sushi shops since the water release started.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

How many calls are made I wonder to the Chinese Embassy complaining about the amount of nuclear-plants waste-water being discharged into the sea by China, every single day, or about their disgusting air-pollution in the region (which accounts for 30% of the world's worst emissions from their filthy coal-powered power-stations and associated industries)......

Time for the Japanese government to step-up their PR campaigns to rebuff the deceitful Chinese endeavours - Japan seem too timid in this regard, they have to tackle the Chinese much more robustly.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

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1 ( +1 / -0 )

China wants to grow up.......

Maybe we can start a similar campaign to the Chinese embassy in Tokyo complaining about all the air pollutants that Chinese factories spew out that contributes to the poor air quality haze that floats across the Japan sea. Or the pollutants and sewage that is pumped into its rivers that ends up in the ocean.....in fact...China....just....shhhh

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Underrated comment! :D

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In other words, J-inc corruption and incompetence causes a huge disaster, milks it for 12 years, then just pours radiation into the sea, then cry victim when people don’t just bend over and take it.

I think they are bending over and taking it nicely....funny phone calls?! ok then.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

china, nuff said.

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