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All night party at the British Embassy. Bring your own booze.

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Will he be sent to a detention centre to quarantine on arrival?

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surprised he's got the time, what with Japan's quarantine rules and all...... (^_-)

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Why would that pillock be allowed in the country when no one else from the UK is?

23 ( +35 / -12 )

All over the country 9-year-old rugby players are quaking in their boots.

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Will he be sent to a detention centre to quarantine on arrival?

As he's a non-resident, he shouldn't even be able to enter as he might be carrying all sorts of terrible viruses that are capable of turning negative during tests.

20 ( +27 / -7 )

But he’s a foreigner! He won’t be allowed in…

20 ( +26 / -6 )

Thought Japan's borders were closed to tourists and non-residents? Why does this donkey's behind get special treatment?

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How about a VIRTUAL visit to Japan?

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They will both be gone in the summer

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party time

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And this is to distract everyone from what???

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How will he quarantine for two weeks if the visit is scheduled for only two days?

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Tom DoleyToday  07:42 am JST

Japan having not many friends in Asia is trying its best to attract muscular guys from far away for help in case of war.

"Japan’s image is quite favorable in most Asian-Pacific nations surveyed and the United States. About eight-in-ten in the Philippines and Australia report having a positive view of Japan. Roughly two-thirds of Americans and Indonesians also give Japan a favorable rating, and have since 2005."

https://www.pewresearch.org/global/2018/11/12/countries-views-of-japan-abe-japanese-views-of-china/

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All who have the diplomatic immunity are no subject to quarantine

…..so we can beat the corona by simply giving everyone diplomatic immunity?

Quicker and cheaper than vaccines!

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British PM Johnson plans to visit Japan in mid-February

for what?

is he delivering valentine’s chocolates?

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All who have the diplomatic immunity are no subject to quarantine

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Maybe he can talk some sense into Japan on Covid restrictions.

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I very much doubt that Boris will be PM in mid February. But, I thought he would be gone by now.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

Hope he doesn’t get absolutely suitcased on the flight over.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Am I the only one that has googled “ when is Kishida’s birthday”

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As a Brit I ask… please don’t!

5 ( +8 / -3 )

They should just do it via Zoom, Skype, etc.

Oh, that's right. Kishida's Toshiba Dynabook running Windows XP doesn't have a webcam, and his flip-phone doesn't support apps.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

Running from the angry peasants?

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There is absolutely no logical explanation/reason why it is necessary for Boris Johnson to visit Japan in mid-February.

The top political diplomatic priority for EU/UK is the ongoing deteriorating situation in Ukraine.

Preparedness for a possible imminent invasion

Taking the immediate political diplomatic, military, intelligence, especially humanitarian steps to aid Ukraine.

US intelligence community has warning and briefed the media Russia government full intension could become apparent mid Feb.  

So, to plant stories in the press of a visit to Japan is lunacy.

That before covid sticks its head up.

Johnson is playing games.

4 ( +11 / -7 )

Looking forward to seeing Boris jogging around the quarantine centre in his colorful shorts. Rules apply to all the virus ridden gaijin entering Japan right?

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I bet Bozza can't wait to board a plane (better than a refrigerator) to escape the storm he's been stirring up at home with his serial scandals, but let's hope he'll miss his (literal) flight in February owing to a sudden, long-overdue redundancy.

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…..so we can beat the corona by simply giving everyone diplomatic immunity?

Quicker and cheaper than vaccines!

I think he is hoping to be quarantined, so he could get a mandatory staycation with his girlfriend and hide from the plebs back home!

APA!

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Japan having not many friends in Asia is trying its best to attract muscular guys from far away for help in case of war.

Trust perceptions towards major powers for South East Asian countries;

Japan 67, EU 51, US 48, India 19, China 18

https://www.iseas.edu.sg/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/The-State-of-SEA-2021-v2.pdf

hahaha

3 ( +7 / -4 )

Taking Covid-19 prevention measures seriously, for this meeting ‘requiring Johnson’s presence in country’, perhaps Japan has plans to create a ‘Boris Bubble’, confining him to isolated venues and conducting virtual meetings over Zoom. . .

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The Japan Government should politely point out there are far more pressing antecedence Boris Johnson government have to focus on.

Hiding behind Mt Fuji, won't get the fleckless Johnson out the poo he himself is neck deep in.

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He wants to get drunk on sake & call it a work event !

Party time !

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Remember to bake a cake for him!

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hopefully he won't have job by then.

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Spaffer's hurriedly clearing his "work" schedule and stuffing his suitcase with his favorite outfits for every occasion 'cos he's heard you can party 24/7 in Japan without restrictions.

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First round is on Bojo at The Hub!

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Party preparations at Kishida’s ‘Downing Street’ bachelor pad are underway!

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Keep up Thomas Mountcastle. Diplomats not subject to Quarantine...which was cut to 7 days effective as of yesterday. Good chance that Hotel stays finish in March too.

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Godspeed” to the RAF and all AUKUS service members & civilian support staff serving your elected governments. Your service at home and abroad are respected by many. Thank you for your continued commitment to the greater good.

“British PM Boris Johnson gestures during a visit to RAF Valley, in Anglesey, North Wales, on Jan 27.  Photo: Carl Recine/Pool Photo via AP”

(Sadly, BoJo here harkens back to GWBush, circa May 2, 2003, in a flight suit.)

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Wants to tackle more kids..

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Is he still PM?

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Wouldn't be making too many long term plans Boris.

Hopefully by then his diplomatic immunity will have expired.

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1glennToday  05:57 am JST

It appears that Putin and Xi have decided to coordinate military pressure on the free countries of the world, so it is appropriate that Britain and Japan discuss mutual defense.

Why does Johnson need to actually come over here to do that?

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When Japanese politicians are in trouble they hide in the hospital. Maybe lying Johnson is trying to start a new trend of British politicians hiding in Japan?

GBR48 08:37 am JST

All night party at the British Embassy. Bring your own booze.

You know it!

https://twitter.com/Coldwar_Steve/status/1485912221519646725/photo/1

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I do hope the chaps at RAF Valley invited Corporal Johnson (honorary) to Foxtrot Oscar.

Waiting for Roger, Wilco.

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Is he bringing his girlfriend on the trip and charging the governmeny like he has done before?

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but he is not Japanese and will cause another wave in Japan, That is what the science says in Japan

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But really, if ever Korea and Japan came to blows (most likely due to some Japanese regime having to prove its mettle against Korea), who is stupid enough to believe the anime- and kimono-loving crowds in the Pacific or Europe would actually intervene on Japan's behalf?

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Ukraine the other day asked Japan to get involved and UK' PM is coming. "Ukraine crisis" seems nothing but their business to extort Japan.

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All night party at the British Embassy. Bring your own booze

Masks not on dress code. Bonus points for infecting three additional people.

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GBR48 08:37 am JST

All night party at the British Embassy. Bring your own booze.

You know it!

https://twitter.com/Coldwar_Steve/status/1485912221519646725/photo/1

Coldwar Steve is a genius. I still rate this as his finest:

https://twitter.com/coldwar_steve/status/1469004530901790721?s=21

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sorry, typo: hopefully he won't have A job by then

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@Ego Sum Lux Mundi/dagon

He's a globalist neo-con/neo-liberal tool. Of course he'll be welcome in Japan.

Really?! Johnson and Kishida are both leaders of the conservative parties of their country. They are only liberal with prosecuting their own party members after being caught breaking the rules.

Johnson and Kishida need some good press for once. BJ and the British government realizes that Japan is too weak to criticize them. And, Japan needs some foreigners to tell them how great Japan and Japanese culture is.

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Johnson government is struggling to carry out the necessary function of administration and authority.

The Metropolitan police force is in a serious shameful leadership crisis.

The opposition to Johnson Government lead by lawyer Keir Starmer has no clear policy agenda that his party front bench actually agree on.

Not particularly encouraging is it!

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all together now

boris get the beers in

boris get the beers in

la la la la

la la la la

boris get the beers in

boris get the beers in

la la la la

la la la la

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I think they (UK and US) are trying to make Japan pay for Ukraine.

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Is he giving thumbs up to celebrate getting in the helicopter without messing his hair?

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Kishida has the opportunity to improve the planet's appearance by springing for a session for Bo Jo with Tokyo's leading hair stylist.

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 The UK has absolutely nothing to offer Japan.

Can’t think of anything now besides audiophile boutiques like Bowers & Wilkins.

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Don't trust a guy who is brushing his hair with ballon.

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All over the country 9-year-old rugby players are quaking in their boots.

Johnson should not be allowed to play rugby with children again.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2015/oct/15/moment-boris-johnson-japan-knocks-over-boy-in-rugby-match-video

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What for??!

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Usually a war will get troubled politicians off the hook. China?

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British PM Johnson plans to visit Japan in mid-February:

He and his Japanese counterpart can talk anything positive under the sun, but Tokyo should make double sure that he is not going to bring the 'Partygate' to seemingly innocent Japan and influence Japanese negatively..

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How's that Brexit dividend going?

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I'm afraid foreigners who have never actually experienced Japan "having a positive impression" of the country doesn't amount to much, when Japan is surrounded by countries that can only be described as enemies or potential enemies. And if ever Japan makes a move to take Dokdo ("Takeshima") and armed conflict breaks out, none of those "favorably disposed" countries would be silly enough to come to Japan's aid against the Koreas.

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A true hero. More confidence than exists in the entire universe.

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It appears that Putin and Xi have decided to coordinate military pressure on the free countries of the world, so it is appropriate that Britain and Japan discuss mutual defense. Once the Winter Olympics are over, I expect Xi to step up his saber rattling against the neighboring countries, starting with Taiwan.

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Is he coming to beg?

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The reason why, the UK government is trying scheme it's way in between the growing relationship between Australia and Japan, seeking to exploit it for the UKs benefit and just likely to do nothing but damage the relationship between Japan and Australia, in the process ie disrupting the process if it does not serve the UK governments interests or supporting it as long as the UK can parasite off it. Australia does the resource, Japan the manufacturing at they are both in much the same time zone with existing trade relations they need to protect from interference, to mutually benefit both countries.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Well... February 15th in Japan would be February 14th in jolly old England so perhaps Boris and Kishida are in love and meeting on valentine's day ?

Boris his hair is like DragonBall anime characters.

Silmey limey slithering to Japan.

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He's a globalist neo-con/neo-liberal tool. Of course he'll be welcome in Japan.

-6 ( +5 / -11 )

Welcome to Japan Bo Jo .

-8 ( +4 / -12 )

Japan having not many friends in Asia is trying its best to attract muscular guys from far away for help in case of war.

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