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Abe defends new security laws as protesters denounce them

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Good Boy Abe

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Good bye Abe.

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As Abe spoke at his official office, an AFP journalist estimated that about 2,000 people rallied outside parliament nearby in a show of opposition to the laws that opponents fear could fundamentally reshape the proudly pacifist nation.

2000? I hope this was a mere clerical error, rather than the deliberate distribution of misinformation I suspect it is. NHK of all sources reported 37,000 last night. At very best someone at the editors desk was asleep at the wheel here. I did a walk-through of just the northeast side of the Diet last night. I hope for credibility sake that the 2000 number was merely an "intern" accidentally leaving a zero off of 20,000, which is itself still too low, but is at least not an obvious shameless bold faced lie. I realize that it is possible that the 2000 number is the approximate total at the actual moment Abe was making his speech, but this piece is written to give the impression that only 2000 protesters showed up at all yesterday, and that is patently false.

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Wow! Media reporting a protest AGAINST something that Abe has done.

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Why bother to change the constitution if they ignore it anyway. They may as well do away with it altogether.

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Its always Abe who can do it.Master Abe and master stroke.

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“I don’t want Japan to be engaged in any war,” she told AFP. “I don’t want my children and our grandchildren to go to war.”

nobody wants to see their kids go to war which is why trump wants to rethink arrangements for US defense of Japan.

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Getting Japan in a war will snuff not only Abe but also the LDP. It may snuff us.

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Yesterday groups of people with pens and clipboards were going round the neighbourhood collecting signatures for an anti-new security law petition. By the time she reached our house the lady doing our street already had a pretty long list of names. I recognised most of the names on the paper given me to sign; the majority, as well as the people collecting the signatures, were mostly retired, respectable middle-class people - people who don't normally complain, and who are the LDP's traditional core voter. And these are semi-rural votes, which have more weight than urban votes.

I think (I hope) Abe and his party will be in big trouble at the next election.

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PLEASE people remember this in the upcoming election, which I'm guessing Abe is going to double-speak around more than usual! DON'T be the sheeple and the shouganai crowd and vote these clowns in again despite the protest for what they are doing.

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Master Abe and master stroke.

Master bait for the military-industrial complex.

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One can only hope this translates to election defeat for Abe, but that's the big question if Japanese will defend their unique anti war constitution and kick out the war hawks.

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I had to laugh when I saw the Chinese News Agency Xinhua making some sort of editorial comment on this story, with reference to democracy.

If the Chinese people don't like their own domestic security laws, who can they vote out in response?

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2000? I hope this was a mere clerical error, rather than the deliberate distribution of misinformation I suspect it is. NHK of all sources reported 37,000 last night. At very best someone at the editors desk was asleep at the wheel here.<

Did you forget that Abe has a muzzle in place over the mouths and pens of the Japanese media? It's called getting blacklisted (and possibly jailed) if you're too critical of the government. The press is not free in Jaoan.

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Abe defends new security laws as protesters denounce them

Our course. He only has ears for advice he wants to hear

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North Korea have never invaded Japan .

China have never colonized Nippon.

The only reason why Shinzo considers both as threats is because he knows how brutal Japan invaded and colonized both .

So he whitewashed the Comfort Women issue and calls the victims as mere prostitutes instead. His cohorts also said that the Nanjing Massacre never happened and was just phony Chinese propaganda .

Against this backdrop it's pretty easy to understand why Tokyo needs to be Washington 's sheriff deputy on one hand and also be prepared to make sure that Japanese security laws will also allow Japanese soldiers to go to war with G.I. Joe or else ... President Trump will withdraw all American forces out of Japan !

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