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Freed head of Japan-China friendship group says charges false

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By MARI YAMAGUCHI

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This guy seems like a positive bridge for friendship. What he says is true, China will be number one world power in 2025 so China needs to address the responsibilities of being the top dog. That means human rights and following behaviors of western colonial and Anglo-Saxon nations. If China can transform, the world has hope.

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Six years in a Beijing prison on what he believes false charges and yet still wants to see China become a global leader? Maybe he should spend the rest of his life locked up there.

15 ( +24 / -9 )

Transform? Yeah, but what'll it take for China to transform?

Human rights-wise, China's a complete mess, and it doesn't look as though it's about to change anytime soon. Especially if the bloody Tianmen Square Massacre is any measure to go by.

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Freed head of Japan-China friendship group says charges false

Not only China, Japan also making false charge to foreign nationals in Japan, in addition using forced confession with days of interrogation

exactly! Where have we heard that before??

-14 ( +8 / -22 )

It's bloody funny to see that more Japanese elites are defending China and Russia, while both China and Russia don't give a care about Japan.

Japan is a poodle trying to win notice from China and Russia. Even its own dad (USA) starts to neglect Japan.

-22 ( +8 / -30 )

Septim Dynasty & Alan Harrison

Agree 100%

-17 ( +3 / -20 )

China will not embrace Western-style democracy. Western democracies are instead behaving more like China.

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And the lesson seems to be, no matter how much of a friend of China you are, they will chew you up if they want. Maybe the China devotees might learn this lesson.

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China will be number one world power in 2025

Haha - only in your mind.

China is going to collapse. Chinese history is replete with examples of how it all goes to hell in a very short period of time.

14 ( +16 / -2 )

A typical example of "Ohanabatake Oji-san"

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What an amazing guy, not bitter at the end of his ordeal either.

During the initial confinement, he said the windows in his room were covered and he saw daylight for only 15 minutes during the seven months. No books or writing paper were provided, and he was not allowed to see a lawyer or contact the Japanese Embassy, Suzuki said.

Sounds a bit familiar actually...

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

I wonder what Mr. Suzuki thinks about the LDP's censorship of free speech!

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

I doubt he will ever go again in China.

He can distinguish between the Chinese government and the people.

I wonder what his family thinks about what happened. It seems he does not care.

He is a bit delusional.

I wish he was true that China can become something good but a dictatorship change never ends well.

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Suzuki said his trial was closed and lasted only one session, without a lawyer and only an “incompetent” interpreter

Good that he complains about this unfair treatment from China,but he should know that his country is not a champion of human rights and has a hostage system.

And if you belong to a visible minority then you end up having a similar treatment like in China.

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This guy clearly was a spy. Nothng says head of the Youth Exchange association than a Japanese man in 60s. If you read about his case. He was inquiring about North Korea from a Chinese Ambassador and other Embassy officials he was friendly with (Who also got arrested.) Seeking information about your enemies while I don't think is wrong is clearly espionage. He got caught it's interesting to see he isn't bitter about it but what he did would be considered spying in many countries.

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