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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reacts as he speaks to the media at the Prime Minister's official residence in Tokyo following news of an attack on a restaurant in the Bangladeshi capital by gunmen.

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I wish I could believe he is sincere.

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Likewise

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Maybe he is... (but maybe for "other" reasons...)

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Kinda brings the message home though. Gonna be harder to avoid sending Japanese "Self Defense" forces to fight outside of Japan

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All the victims of this appalling atrocity were innocent civilians lets not lose sight of that.

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Wasn't long ago the Japan govt was boasting about opening terror watch stations abroad. That being said, this has come about.

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I wish I could believe he is sincere.

Why wouldn't he ?

It was a mistake to get involved in US cowboy tactics.

Given the US army present in Japan since 45, it's hardly a surprise that Japan becomes target too for any US conflict.

That means the Islamic extremists may now consider the Japanese to be all part of the same gang as the Americans.

That means they consider them as foreigners, which they are. Also, J-businesses are in Bangladesh on their own. You remember the Rana Plaza ? Well, in Dakkha, they have not forgotten.

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One of the Turkish attackers was an asylum seeker in Austria and received benefits for 8yrs.

You can never tell till things happen. Right now it is assumed that he became a radical in Austria.

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voiceofokinawa: How insulting that you bring your personal baggage and vendetta against the US armed forces onto a thread about innocents being killed, turning it into your own political issue in an attack on what YOU and YOU ALONE see as politics playing into it. You think they were killed because of SDF cooperation with the US??? Newsflash: it wasn't JUST Japanese in the restaurant, and the Japanese were not specifically targeted. NO ONE was spared the initial torture, unless they could quote scripture from the Quran, and then once the Bangladesh Military and police struck the place no one at all was spared that they could kill.

SHAME ON YOU!

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The image depicts the weight, strain, and anxiety of leadership. It is frankly harrowing captured momentary by Toru Hanai...

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All the victims of this appalling atrocity were all innocent civilians,let not lose sight of that. this is not the time to apportion blame on prime minister or anyone. the victims are all workers working for a firm like any other person working in a foreign country.it is very unfortunate that this incident happened.i wish the families of the departed the fortitude to bear the irrepairable loss of their loved ones.

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Only thing they can do is to attach PMC operators to JICA teams in dangerous places so that to guard them.

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All the more reason to keep Japan's borders and immigration practices tight when dealing with this area. Seems most countries terror threats and actions are from that part of the world. This has nothing to do with the US as some would want to believe, as the battles out there have been ongoing way before the US was even around, so statements to that effect are worthless. Reality is that area is nothing but violent as media has proven time and time again.

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most countries terror threats and actions are from that part of the world....Reality is that area is nothing but violent as media has proven time and time again.

From the Ganges area ?

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