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'Do as he says NOT as he does'! Didn't Abe just go to a climate change summit half way round the world? And aren't we in the throes of governments increasing taxes on our consumption? How many trips does Abe need to make with his entourage of interpreters,,valets,,right hand men etc while we pay for him and others to do so? One rule for the rich.....

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A textbook example of Realpolitik at play, the pagan ethos that underlies international relations. My enemy's enemy is my friend and profits to be made from trade. As David Byrne sang, same as it ever was.

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Japan once shunned nuclear cooperation with India, which has not ratified the international nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Showing that Japan has no principle - even one based on much-touted victimhood - that cannot be overturned for money.

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"Japan once shunned nuclear cooperation with India, which has not ratified the international nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, but analysts say Tokyo has softened its stance in the face of China’s growing assertiveness."

No doubt they used the "As the only nation to have suffered a nuclear attack, we cannot allow the proliferation of nuclear technology without guarantees..." argument that works until money becomes a factor and all supposed morals go out the window.

Anyway, Abe's bend-over trip is in full-swing. India is guaranteed to get whatever it wants, and it must just be drooling over the possibilities.

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Gah .... Look at that pic, is it a still from the new 'Dirty Abe' movie ?

"Go ahead punkhawallah, make my train !"

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Japan just doesn't get satire does it.

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This bullet train decision was in the Japan news about a week ago. JapanToday is really slow.

Anyways, good choice to get superior technology, reliability and safety at the cheap yen rate. Can't beat the Shinkansen.

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Japan once shunned nuclear cooperation with India, which has not ratified the international nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, but analysts say Tokyo has softened its stance in the face of China’s growing assertiveness.

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Japan once shunned nuclear cooperation with India (under the influence of North America), which has not ratified the international nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Now Australia and Canada are ready to ship Tons of uranium and plutonium to India

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Reminds me of the time when Canada was trying to sell nuclear reactors to India. But India couldn't afford them. So we gave them the financing as well ! Nutty. It's such a dying industry that it reminds me that if you're in India for nuclear reactor reasons, then you're at the end of your rope.

Any country is better off than having nuclear waste to hold on to for millennia. The worst pollution on any scale.

A much better friend could have been made if you helped them reduce their pollution, not introduce new pollution!

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It does not seem right for Moonraker to comment that Japan has no principle in the likelihood of striking a nuclear deal with India, especially to say that relevant principle is being compromised for money! India has had concluded nuclear deals with many countries since the time it struck the nuclear deal with the US, and Japan is not the first or the last one. And, India is a responsible nuclear power unlike others like Pakistan which has legally or illegally sold nuclear weapon making technology to other countries notably North Korea! Japan may have refused nuclear deals with India in the past but circumstances then were different from what prevails today!

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Friendship between India and Japan is good to counter hostile nation china .

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