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Kishida considers visiting Germany in July for talks with Scholz

Kishida's taxpayer funded Magical Mystery Tour continues. But the dwindling number of aging cronies still always seem to keep him or another suit in power.

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These 2 just met a few days ago .fgs Kishi just pick up a phone , you can " confirm importancebof bilateral relations over the phone in 10 minutes. Focus on fixing Japan once in a while ?

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what a clowns...

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Funny picture.

Germany who passed economically Japan, and India who is going to do it anytime soon.

While the clown Ishida is visiting countries on taxpayers money...

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Japan and Germany, meanwhile, have been working together to reform the United Nations, bidding to become permanent members of its Security Council.

The change they should be working towards is ending "permanent places" in the UNSC and the associated veto's that go with them. It is veto power that stops any action against permanent members or those they choose to protect. Vetos make the UN a hamstrung organization, unable to deal with things like Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Israel's actions in Gaza and in the future any statements or actions against a Chinese invasion of Taiwan.

Adding even more Permanent members with a veto will simply make the UNSC even less functional and less relevant. I dont see the current members voting to, in effect dilute their power by expanding the "club" at the top of the UN. If they can find a way to replace Russia and China with Japan and Germany, that would be a better council. China and Russia woukd leave the UN and start their own "world body".

Nothing is going to change any time soon. It may be time to disolve the UN until after WWIII and see who is around, if anyone is, to pick up the surviving pieces. Gloomy times ahead no matter where you live. The planet seems a very small place these days.

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There is no such thing in today's world as "overproduction in sectors such as electric vehicles and solar panels".

Better to ask who is giving lip service to dealing with climate change.

It should be noted that it is the US Biden administration that initiated this campaign against China and its production of EVs and solar panels. This is the same Biden who campaigned promising to lead the world in the fight against climate change.

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Kishida likes to talk about the "Global South" as if he has its support.

Isn't it strange for Kishida to ignore India... as he claims to "reform" the UN?

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Nice time to be in the Biergarten. Would suit him since he never does any work.

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Any expansion of the UN Security Council should happen with non-aligned Asian, African, and Latin American countries to reflect multipolarity in a changing world.

Increasing the number of already over-represented Western states will not make the UNSC more democratic or bring closer the emergence of a more just architecture of international relations. For this reason, Germany and Japan taking permanent seats is totally inappropriate: more voices, not more proxies.

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BellflowerToday  06:25 pm JST

Kishida likes to talk about the "Global South" as if he has its support.

Isn't it strange for Kishida to ignore India... as he claims to "reform" the UN?

Who is "ignoring" India?

Nations and Organozations which support India becoming a member of the UNPSC:

US, UK, France, Russia, Germany, Japan****, Brazil, African Union, and many other nations.

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JJE:

There's something wrong with the UN. Every single country bar Israel and USA wants to get rid of sanctions against Cuba, and here we are, still continuing with such sanctions. Sanctions always affect the ordinary citizens the most.

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Kishida considers visiting Germany 

Oh really? Dare he? Dare he?

Olaf: Hey, Kish. Why not come to Germany next month. You will have a splendid time!

Kish: Oh gee, let me check my ever busy schedule. (checks)

Go to South America

Go to GB

Go to France

Go to the bars.

Go to the bathroom.

Take pictures.

Make more pledges.

Waste time.

Yes, I believe I am free.

Olaf: Oh good. Oh wait, isn't the Euro - Yen exchange rate really bad for the Japanese right now?

Kish: How would I know? I don't count what I spend. It's not my money. I use the tax money from all those suckers, that work endless overtime for low pay, who think I use the money to give to other countries. HA HA HA.

Olaf: Oh my, you're a card.

Kish: Yes. (ISH eating grin.) We take picture now.

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Most Japanese couldn't give a rat's axx about this kind of diplomatic stuff, but Kishida gets off on it.

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He gets beat up so much at home that he needs to go abroad to feel relevant and to soothe his ego. All at the expense of our tax money....

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What happened Kishi??..

Stop doing geopolitical nonsense..

FOCUS IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY!!!..

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Kishida lost his Zoom password again.

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Most proposals have some variety of countries (india, Brazil and Egypt for example) joining the council permanently but without the veto power.

You think the USA is going to ever give up its veto power? There's no way Israel will allow that.

Adding even more Permanent members with a veto will simply make the UNSC even less functional and less relevant.

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JJEJune 18 06:41 pm JST

Any expansion of the UN Security Council should happen with non-aligned Asian, African, and Latin American countries to reflect multipolarity in a changing world.

Increasing the number of already over-represented Western states will not make the UNSC more democratic or bring closer the emergence of a more just architecture of international relations. For this reason, Germany and Japan taking permanent seats is totally inappropriate: more voices, not more proxies.

Adding more ME dictators or Russia/China stooges won't make it more democratic either.

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Pukey2June 18 08:11 pm JST

JJE:

There's something wrong with the UN. Every single country bar Israel and USA wants to get rid of sanctions against Cuba, and here we are, still continuing with such sanctions. Sanctions always affect the ordinary citizens the most.

Perhaps you are under the impression the UN can tell countries who to trade with. Can the UN tell China to purchase Japanese seafood?

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The Photo....

What language are Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz conversing?

There are no linguists, interpreters in shot.

I suggest all are capable English speakers. Could their common language be the language of Shakespeare.

Who says imperialism/colonialism doesn't leave its mark.?

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Reminds me of the song,

On The Road Again, I just can't wait to get on the road again.....

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Why is that ‘Terrorist” Modi, standing in the middle ?

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Oh my dog, off abroad again.........and I think he is still in Switzerland just now, swilling wine in the mountains. Just how much has this incompetent PM and his old aged fellow travellers cost the Japanese tax payers over the years. The huge plane he uses, stocked with luxury food stuffs, and his multiple hangers on.......whoops sorry, his staff,........must have racked up millions of Yen in cost over the time he has been in office. Yet he continues to smile in public, what a pathetic disgrace of a man.

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3 wise men.

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