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Tokyo Tower is illuminated with the colors of the French flag, as Tokyo joins other cities in lighting landmarks to show solidarity with the victims of the terror attacks in Paris, in Tokyo on Sunday night. Below, Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower in Japan, is also illuminated with the colors of the French flag.

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Tokyo tower but not skytree . What is the problem with the reaction time in Japan to events like this ? Too much bowing to superiors .... That's it ! If something like this happens you do not have to ask your boss to do it and ask it later if he is not a total imbecile he will thank you for that .

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Thanks a lot Tokyo !!

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It's a nice gesture.

Antonio, what are you talking about? What reaction time? You don't just flick a switch and the tricolors turn on. I would say this was a prompt response.

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"illuminated with the colors of the French flag"

私も...

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Way to go, Tokyo! You've got a class!

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Also, sports teams in N. America honored the France casualties today, including the U.S. Army and Navy football teams running into the stadiums waving giant France flags

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The terror attack in Turkey on October 11th was just as bad, but I don't remember the Skytree being light up in Turkish colors.

Nor do I ever remember the Iraqi flag ever being lit on the Skytree, despite the fact that Baghdad suffers this type of attack on a weekly basis.

The question has to be asked, why do some nationalities get more mourning then others?

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@Antonio/ @Brainiac:

Or Antonio could, you know, look at the second picture posted. (Hint: It's sky tree).

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The question has to be asked, why do some nationalities get more mourning then others?

Some countries are a little less brown than others.

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"Muchas Garcias!", as they say in Franch.

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The question has to be asked, why do some nationalities get more mourning then others?

It is true that some events closer to home get more coverage here, but then again, isn't that the same in every country? Also, the terror attack in Turkey was not an attack against Turkey but against Kurds by IS supported by the Turkish government, so if you wanna fly a flag, fly the Kurdish one.

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Some countries are a little less brown than others.

Ohh, but when the US votes for "change" and we end up w/Obama . . . folks still aren't satisfied. The libs are never satisfied. . . . . even when the French are being mourned and the world laments for those who perished @ the will of "Islamic Extremists."

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That was random.

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"The question has to be asked, why do some nationalities get more mourning then others?"

Only if you are in G7. A Russian airliner went down, more lives lost than in Paris and the "world media" didn't raise a eyebow. Because Russia is no longer our buddy

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Well, it makes sense that developed countries will mourn other developed countries' losses more than undeveloped ones as they have much deeper cultural, economic, political ties than the others so makes complete sense and should not be considered strange at all. Bombings in Lebanon, Iraq and Nigeria are all tragic and terrible to hear about, but massacres at bars, football stadiums, concerts, cafes, etc. in Paris or London or Sydney strike directly at home so I will mourn these attacks infinitely more than a massacre in Peshawar.

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Not about nationality but about being a caring human being.

I am sure the Paris attacks caused many tears to be shed by Muslims in many countries.

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