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Japan to pay 80,000 Afghanistan police salaries

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This is ridiculous. With all the economic problems and growing numbers of unemployed, the government should spend that money here.

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Disappointing that seven years have already been passed and part of pledged amount is still pending and making new headlines !

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One can only wonder how much will actually go to those it is aimed at and how much will be siphoned of in bribes and outright corruption. But good on Japan for seeing through their pledges. Often at these talk fests following wars or disasters many promises are made and a good deal quietly forgotten.

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Nice to see where our tax money goes.

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Come on!? you have Japanese people living homeless in "tent city" and we're giving money to other countries? Sure they have it bad as well but if you can give this sort of money to other countries why can't you support your own as well?

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Indeed this is totally ridiculous. I will find a way to stop paying taxes.

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Yeah smartacus, every Japanese person should agree. I do.

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outrageous!!! what about all the starving out of work japanese?

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Hey Taro-kun, how about helping your own unemployed! Charity begins at home.

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The whole idea is that if you don't help other countries rebuilding, like Afghanistan, you gonna have problem in the future. Remember the Talibans?

The country next to Afghanistan is not that much stable too and it has the nuclear weapon. Remember that too.

Be selfish, short term minded and pay the consequences later.

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i'd rather be homeless in japan than a policeman in afghanistan. stop thinking about arbitrary boundaries. most of us are world citizens. almost none of us is a japanese citizen.

$2 billion since 1992 for the second or third biggest economy. still not overly generous.

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Perhaps the government could spend 520 million yen to certify more doctors and nurses so that hundreds of people requiring emergency medical attention won't be turned away at hospitals in Tokyo.

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franz75 Tell that to all the people out of work and no job.

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shoguinn1: Afghanistan has to be rebuild. Only one country can't pay.

This strategy will pay (hopefully) in the long term.

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Sarge: Just digging in the coffer does not solve the health care problem.

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Japan, USA, Taliban, Al Queda, Warlord...does not matter who pays the bills. Someone must or families do not eat. That is the way it has been in Afghanistan for many years, so I have heard. Better get some industry there if things are ever to change.

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I'm happy that money is being provided for Afghanistan's security. I don't mind at all that it's from my taxes.

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gogogo: "Come on!? you have Japanese people living homeless in "tent city" and we're giving money to other countries? Sure they have it bad as well but if you can give this sort of money to other countries why can't you support your own as well?"

The answer's simple; it doesn't matter if Japan puts itself into the depths of despair and destitude, so long as someone else says, "You are good".

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Great... we barely manage our own country and we are told to take charge of the world problems. I dont mind send help to zones devastated by things like Katrina and Tsunamis, but funding other gob?

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franz75 - Yeah help a country that doesn't want help while Japan jobless goes without. Really it's about the USA and what they want for he defense of Japan IE Clinton's little visit. USA just wants to stop "Taliban" and opium coming from there. Lets get it straight. The drunk boozer leaders of Japan just care about who knows what. Who the hell is the leader of Japan anyway? Prolly another boozer......

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There was an amount agreed upon ($2 billion) and Japan is keeping that promise. All developed countries give money to developing countries even though the developed countries themselves aren't always in good shape. That's the way it is. Budgets are planned, implemented and, ideally, stuck to. The bottom line is that money does help and Japan is still in much better shape than Afghanistan, right? I hope so anyway...!

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Will they learn how to sit around the Koban, drink green tea and eat rice crackers?

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A country which recently had 85,000 people being unemployed, is doing the paymaster job for another country's manpower payroll? What a big joke. Japan needs to stop being 'KAKOI' abroad....

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It's Japan's pure marketing! And political decline!

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If Japan don't help Afheganistan then who cares...? Where are ONU...?

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Why is this still on the front page?

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