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Kishida promises security review before G7 summit

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By MARI YAMAGUCHI

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So, Kishida’s response is to increase security?

Will that make up for the shortfalls of a rigid hidebound society where freedom of expression is sorely lacking?

Kishida knows full well that any grievances aired by the population are largely ignored

The root of the problem won’t go away by increasing security as the future will surely show

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Thanks to PM Kishida for reassuring the constituents of the various G7 nations of the security of their precious leaders.

The alleged attacker, Ryuji Kimura, 24, was wrestled to the ground and arrested on the spot.

Meanwhile Mr. Kimura's comments about the nepotism, gatekeeping and undemocratic processes in Japanese elections show he was a perceptive young man.

https://twitter.com/hisenkyoken

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Will that make up for the shortfalls of a rigid hidebound society where freedom of expression is sorely lacking?

Kishida knows full well that any grievances aired by the population are largely ignored

The root of the problem won’t go away by increasing security as the future will surely show

Exactly! Well said.

Meanwhile Mr. Kimura's comments about the nepotism, gatekeeping and undemocratic processes in Japanese elections show he was a perceptive young man.

Agree again.

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Will that make up for the shortfalls of a rigid hidebound society where freedom of expression is sorely lacking?

Yeah right. Go takea look  at the JT.

 

Kishida knows full well that any grievances aired by the population are largely ignored

Yeah right. As if Macron in France listened to the people,

 

Mr. Kimura's comments about the nepotism, gatekeeping and undemocratic processes in Japanese elections show he was a perceptive young man.

Yeah right. Go take look at the US were black are denied the right to vote.

 

The sorry state of voting rights in America

 

https://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2022/10/27/voter-restriction-midterms-absentee-ballot-jamie-hoag

 

That's 3 in a row

Yeah right. 3 strikes and you are out!

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small japan will teach to BIG China how to act.. WTF!!!!

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Kishida knows full well that any grievances aired by the population are largely ignored

Yeah right. As if Macron in France listened to the people,

France is still a democracy. Japan isn't. That's the whole point.

Yeah right. Go take look at the US were black are denied the right to vote.

 

The sorry state of voting rights in America

I won't deny that the US has SERIOUS issues when it comes to voting rights and voter suppression, BUT at least there are choices and it STILL is a democracy. Flawed, true but still is a democracy.

Japan isn't.

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There won't be any issues with security at the G7 summit. The attacks on Abe and Kishida were anomalies, and the attackers were focused specifically on their targets because of personal gripes.

Japan made swift changes to their security policies and procedures after Abe was attacked.

Also, the foreign country representatives will have their own security, so according to security experts there is nothing unusual to be concerned about.

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There won't be any issues with security at the G7 summit. The attacks on Abe and Kishida were anomalies, and the attackers were focused specifically on their targets because of personal gripes.

The problems with security are not something that can automatically be solved by the motives of the criminals. As long as there are vulnerabilities then anybody motivated enough to use them represents a risk.

Japan made swift changes to their security policies and procedures after Abe was attacked.

Terribly insufficient, inadequate changes, as evidenced by a criminal being able to bring two bombs close to the prime minister and even throwing one close to him.

The experts that have made declarations about the incident have clearly qualified the security as lacking, even with the changes.

Also, the foreign country representatives will have their own security, so according to security experts there is nothing unusual to be concerned about.

Which experts have said there is nothing to be concerned about? the ones interviewed in articles published here clearly contradict this claim you are making.

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Spelling correction in my comment:

Annihilation is correct.

Anihilation is wrong.

Thanks!

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G7 attendees have nithing to worry about due to Japan's continued security improvements, and as noted above, each country's own security contingent. Just like at Kushida's speech where Japanese security prevented injuries, there wilk be no one injured at the G7 summit. Too many prominent changes have been effortlessly implemented by Japan's national police.

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Additional safety measures, including bag checks and the use of metal detectors, were introduced at some campaign venues after the attack on Saturday.

G7 security--no worries. Even the recent anomaly had a positive outcome because of increased police presence and other security improvements.

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G7 attendees have nithing to worry about due to Japan's continued security improvements

The "improvements" have been characterized by the experts as a failure, which explain how a criminal was allowed to throw a bomb to the prime minister and could have done the same with a second one if not for brave citizens that did a much better job than the security detail.

If the experts contradict this claim of you that there is nothing to worry about that means they are a much more reliable source to see if there are risks or not, specially because of the recent events proves them right.

G7 security--no worries. Even the recent anomaly had a positive outcome because of increased police presence and other security improvements.

The recent incident clearly made evident that the improvements are terribly inadequate, letting things develop into a terrorism attack foiled only by the ineptitude of the criminal and the intervention of civilians should be motive of worry.

When the security is not even putting forward a simple bag check to prevent these incidents there is no point in trusting that the next time they will do adequately, they had a long time since the killing of Shinzo Abe to improve and they proved not being able to do it to an adequate level.

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Experts have lauded Japan for improvements it made to its security policies since Abe was shot and global security experts have noted there is minimal risks at the G7 summit.

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Experts have lauded Japan for improvements it made to its security policies since Abe was shot and global security experts have noted there is minimal risks at the G7 summit.

Since you have accepted you can't quote nor name any of those experts then it is safe to say this claim you make is not true.

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Japan along with countries of attendees will have developed the tightest security measures for this event.

Global military and security professionals have noted how Japan's security has improved drastically since Abe was assassinated, so everyone will be fine. Regardless of what the conspiracy theorists say.

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lobal military and security professionals have noted how Japan's security has improved drastically since Abe was assassinated, so everyone will be fine. Regardless of what the conspiracy theorists say.

Which professionals? you keep mentioning them but are unable to name even one, this still means you accept they do not exist and this claim you make is not correct. The only experts that have said anything about the security measures after Abe's death have heavily criticize them as deeply insufficient.

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looking forward to a safe and prosperous G7 summit. While rhere is no guarantee for the prosperity experts note that it will be safe and secure, so no need to worry othetwise,

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ooking forward to a safe and prosperous G7 summit. While rhere is no guarantee for the prosperity experts note that it will be safe and secure, so no need to worry othetwise,

You have still not substantiated that claim with any name, even after 3 days of just repeating it, by this point anybody can easily understand there is no expert that say what you claim.

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World leaders have nothing to worry about because of the positive improvements to security that will make the G7 summit the safest ever, as experts point out.

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World leaders have nothing to worry about because of the positive improvements to security that will make the G7 summit the safest ever, as experts point out.

The experts consulted about this have the opposite opinion and consider the changes wholly insufficient and ineffective, the fact that the victim of the latest attack complains that the security needs to be improved importantly (this article is about it) clearly shows your personal opinion about the changes being enough do not reflect the reality.

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The experts conclude this will be the safest G7 summit. Security pros recognize the difference between the recent Kishida incident and the possible threats for the G7, which will take place with no terrorist acts and no injuries to any attendees.

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The experts conclude this will be the safest G7 summit.

Which experts? when did they say the "improvements" that allowed the bomb attack on Kishida were enough to guarantee the safety?

You keep repeating this claim but are unable to bring any experts actually saying this, exactly as if none of them did.

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Define expert.

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Define expert.

That would explain how you keep making these baseless claims, if you are unable to understand what an expert on the field would be then obviously you would also be unable to know what they have actually said.

You can use the example of the article written here

https://japantoday.com/category/national/attack-in-japan-raises-alarm-about-vip-security-weeks-before-g7-summit

professor specializing in crisis management terrorism

If your claims were correct it would be easy to find out people with extensive experience in providing security for big events against criminal and terrorist attacks.

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You can't even define what expert means to you? Then that means you accept the fact what the "experts" since you cannot contradict expert opinion without understanding it.

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You can't even define what expert means to you? 

The simple fact that you refused to even quote from my comment clearly proves that there was no difficulty in doing it,

The problem once again is that no expert have said what you claim they do, you have provided not a single name of the supposed experts that say the changes were adequate and enough to guarantee the security of events, not even one.

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