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Kishida to visit South Korea for summit with Yoon

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Guitar helpful to break ice, as YSYs on roll, start jamming!

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Japan and Korea are more closely related to each other, in language, genetics, and food, than they are to any other cultures or peoples. There are also lot of reasons for them to work together for their common good. Like the Catholics and Protestants of Britain and Ireland, there is a lot of recent antipathy between them, but they are more closely related to each other than to anyone else.

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Weaken China and the NK Kims will fall. The Russians can't help much anyway. So getting China contained is key to East Asian security.

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It’s amazing how quickly things proceed once that ball is rolling. All good momentum and just in time, the loud and abusive anti-Korean folk here in Japan were gaining momentum and have been on an unchecked tirade. This will hopefully put a dummy in their hateful mouths.

All thanks to the Yoonman. Guy should end up with a Nobel peace prize if his trajectory sticks.

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Ricky Kaminski13Today  11:32 am JST

It’s amazing how quickly things proceed once that ball is rolling. All good momentum and just in time, the loud and abusive anti-Korean folk here in Japan were gaining momentum and have been on an unchecked tirade. This will hopefully put a dummy in their hateful mouths.

Total Nonsense. Anti-NK sentiment in Japan is what it is. Anti-SK sentiment in Japan has been a direct response to the continuous anti-JPN actions and policies of successive SK administrations, with the the previous Moon admin being the worst. Combined with the anti-JPN sentiment ingrained into SK society starting with their edication system. Many SKoreans may hate Japan, but nearly all Japanese don't care about SK one way or the other.

That's evident in the fact that it took President Yoon's very aggressive change in SK policies to recover good relations with Japan. PM Kishida didn't really have to do anything.

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Hoping this new "honeymoon" is longer lasted than the last one, or even better that it leads to a permanent change in the baseline of the relationships, but seein how Yoon is struggling to have a segment of the SK population on board with what he wants for the relationship between both countries I can't be optimistic about it.

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Great South Korea news - WORD spreads fast in Japan!

Especially within higher ranks, for example, Univ/ Tokyo grads as credible trusted sources inside Japan.

Kishida's, BOJ, everyone's GETTING balanced and competing viewpoints, that's what keeps democracy and society safe, South Korea the same!

Be glad we all live in such a society but stay on GUARD as Outsiders constantly trying to disrupt valid viewpoints and information, including HERE for THEIR Agenda.

Suppression of Speech NOT Democracy, let's not forget, but some people believe otherwise, debate not needed!

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In Spirit of Democracy, would advise Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to discuss in depth with President Yoon Suk Yeol, VERY important matter of Ukraine War.

As recent US Ukraine Intel Leaks have gravely damaged world's confidence in conduct, strategy and leadership of Ukraine to date and on a forward-looking basis.

Strong leadership decision-making needed MORE than ever, as FAR more than just Democracy at stake.

LOTS of US classified Ukraine intel in public domain now,

Salon's highly rated progressive investigative journalism

Salon

Leaked papers reveal reality behind Ukraine war propaganda — and it's grim

Story by Medea Benjamin & Nicolas J.S. Davie

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virusrexToday  02:15 pm JST

Hoping this new "honeymoon" is longer lasted than the last one, or even better that it leads to a permanent change in the baseline of the relationships, but seein how Yoon is struggling to have a segment of the SK population on board with what he wants for the relationship between both countries I can't be optimistic about it.

It could go either way. If the benefits and gains to SK from having a good relationship with JPN become evident there will be a change in public opinion. And if that happens the next SK Presidential candidate 5 years down the road won;t be able to run on a "bash Japan" platform.

So far, despite strong opposition domestically, Pres Yoon has surpassed my expectations.

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I admire those minor brave Korean academics (including some Korean Youtubers who kept their efforts to disclose Korean gigantic pile of lies) . Their insistence finally seem having been reached to his ears . IF things could ever possibly been turn around in terms of the relation between these two neighbor countries for GOOD, Contribution should be ascribed to their own self-purification efforts by these minors WHO KNOW THE TRUTHS. Japan had better note, it is not Japan-side, but is a tiny part of themselves, which, at this moment, slightly changing the direction of wind. It has been not logic or historical truths that matters for those anti-Japan, NK puppets-driven force ( like far-left media, disgusting NGOs like Chong Dae Hyup, heavily brainwashed anti-Japan academics) in South Korea, who never listen to even one word of Japan's claims other than banging on the table and yelling.

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