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Zelenskyy to virtually address Diet on Wednesday

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What language he*ll be using? Ukranian? English? Sumimasen nihongo please.

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As the war in Ukraine has entered its fourth week, his address is expected to be heard in a meeting room of one of the House of Representatives' office buildings. The event will be hosted by the upper and lower houses.

If outside cameras are allowed I wonder how many Diet members will be caught sleeping during the address.

No, their eyes are just closed and brows knitted in intense focus on the proceedings. Nothing escapes the steel trap like minds of these Diet members.

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I doubt our own jsdf can do anything for them. The jsdf themselves are severely underfunded if you ask me. Terrible pay, no support for family or any benefits at all. Most still use weapons from decades ago. If you properly check, we have been trying to cut cost so much that even the new type 16 maneuver vehicle doesn’t even have AC. Imagine driving in those things in the hot summer. We had the same sniper riffle and minebea like forever.

it’s a miracle we can even send bullet proof vests the last time. The jsdf in the end is more a disaster relief army than anything.

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"...within the Diet building by setting up a huge screen, but it was given up as there is no precedent"

And certainly we would not want to set a precedent by doing anything which might be seen as progressive!

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it’s a miracle we can even send bullet proof vests the last time. The jsdf in the end is more a disaster relief army than anything.

that is why it is so amazing.

Zelenskyy is just begging. If he just declares Ukraine a neutral nation, like Donbass, then all this will go away.

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Rodney: "Zelenskyy is just begging. If he just declares Ukraine a neutral nation, like Donbass, then all this will go away."

Yeah, or if Russia stops attacking. Can't have that, though, I guess. Has to be the victim that surrenders.

In any case, hope he asks about why Japan is still importing crab for kani-tours from Russia, and why it's allowing JT to operate there.

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Zelenskyy is just begging. If he just declares Ukraine a neutral nation, like Donbass, then all this will go away.

What a price to pay, just to learn a crucial but essential lesson, ie how to protect your women and children in times of authoritarian dictators and one tricky pony (sanctions) equipped western leaders.

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Why is he doing this? It's very unusual

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sakurasuki, strangely enough Ukrainian which interpreters will interpret in to Japanese! I know this must be shocking to you.

Zelenskyy has proved him self to be an astute, impressive and inspirational leader, and yes he is begging, he is begging for the tools so his people can finish the job. He is begging for the weapons to go on destroying Russian armour and aircraft and killing Russian invaders of his sovereign country and for Japan to continue to do the moral and just thing and increase the sanctions and international pressure on the barbaric aggressor country that daily murders Ukrainian women and children with its indiscriminate and deliberate bombardment of residential areas.

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When Zelenskyy made his address to the US Congress, he compared Japan' attack on Pearl Harbor to the 9/11 terrorist attack. And now he wants money from Japan. This man's got a nerve.

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for Japan to continue to do the moral and just thing and increase the sanctions

Einstein once remark that 'insanity is repeating the same thing over and over hoping for a different result'.

For almost a month now, sanctions has not resulted in any change in behaviour from Putin, if anything it's worse, much worse. Insanity!

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sakurasukiToday  07:18 am JST

What language he*ll be using? Ukranian? English? Sumimasen nihongo please.

Ukranian with subtitles/translation as in other addresses to various governments.

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HiroToday  07:48 am JST

I doubt our own jsdf can do anything for them.

The jsdf themselves are severely underfunded if you ask me. Terrible pay, no support for family or any benefits at all. Most still use weapons from decades ago. If you properly check, we have been trying to cut cost so much that even the new type 16 maneuver vehicle doesn’t even have AC. Imagine driving in those things in the hot summer. We had the same sniper riffle and minebea like forever.

Not sure whatr planet you are on. The JSDF can not "do anything" only because of Article 9 of the constitution. Most of their weaponry is top level and not "outdated".

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The sanctions were to prevent the war spreading to other countries over time

Tell that to Ukrainian. If they knew that, they'd have saved their cities, women and children and declared neutrality from the start.

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How much money is being asked for this time?

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If Japan found itself to be hopelessly, assymetrically under equipped as Ukraine (having given up its nukes under the promise if protection by the west - Budapest Memo...), and sanctions is the only available option, then YES. Live another day...wouldn't you?

Never. I would never step down for my people, I would die first.

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Never. I would never step down for my people, I would die first.

Reads like a suicide compact ^^ to me, 'I die, then the rest die'.

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Reads like a suicide compact ^^ to me, 'I die, then the rest die'.

I am not telling anyone else they have to die. I'm just saying anyone who wouldn't die to protect their country and their people is weak.

Just sayin'.

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Good on the Diet for arranging for Zelensky to address them. I think its a good opportunity for them to hear firsthand how dire things are in Ukraine.

How much money is being asked for this time?

God forbid a democracy being invaded ask another democracy for money to defend itself from an invasion by a much larger, authoritarian country. Horrific.

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//He may address the Diet, with something along the lines,

” Russia is doing now what you did in 1941 “

Nah.

He referred to Pearl Harbor and 9/11 to US congress

and referred to Nazi Germany and Holocaust to Israeli Congress

I bet he will refer to Northern territories of Japan and how Russians cowardly occupied those this time

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Fantastic. Glad they sorted this out and Zelendkyy's address will happen, like we saw in the EU, UK, Canada, US and more.

The more the free world shows solidarity for Ukraine, and keeps the squeeze on fascist Russia through sanctions and physical support, the faster those walls close in on little tyrant Putin.

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If Zelenskyy wants the fighting to stop then perhaps Zelenskyy should stop fighting.

No point trying to bargain with putin.

More weapons means more fighting and bloodshed and destruction.

A giant funnel of money , sanctions, weapons , assets and land grabs.

All for security reasons for All countries involved.

It's not remotely believable anymore.

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In any case, hope he asks about why Japan is still importing crab for kani-tours from Russia, and why it's allowing JT to operate there.

Yeah, Even major Korean companies completely ceased operations in Russia,.. Oh wait.

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It's not remotely believable anymore.

That sums it up, I say.

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kennyG

The northern territories belong to Russia and Japan already relinquished their claim to at least 2 of the islands.

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You downvoters are so hilarious.

In a 2001 book, Seokwoo Lee, a Korean scholar of international law, quotes the October 19, 1951, statement in Japan's Diet by Kumao Nishimura, Director of the Treaties Bureau of the Foreign Ministry of Japan, stating that both Etorofu and Kunashiri are a part of the Kuril Islands and thus covered by Article (2c) of the San Francisco Treaty.[22]

Japan has already relinquished their claims to 2 of the islands. Putin tried to give you the other half and you refused. Who's being unreasonable in this situation?

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t@t oday  09:26 am JST

No, Einsten never said that, it's an Internet meme, he also Never said people only use 10% of their brain,

https://www.history.com/news/here-are-6-things-albert-einstein-never-said

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How much money is being asked for this time?

At least we can assume he's not asking for dirt on a political opponent. And hopefully he won't continue to lie afterward.

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