Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida Photo: AP

Kishida snubbed China envoy farewell meeting amid strained ties


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along with Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk refusing to shake the hand of the Russian Potapova (after being thrashed), the above is yet another example of the world descending into PBS: playground behaviour syndrome..... dear oh dear!.

-8 ( +13 / -21 )

There was nothing to feel sad about Kishida's move, he is unhonourable!

-8 ( +12 / -20 )

Probably in a hurry to get to the airport for duty-free.

If it was a meeting in a nice resort abroad,he wouldn't have missed that.

-9 ( +9 / -18 )

Not sure why you say farewell to a bot programmed just like all of the other bots.

3 ( +15 / -12 )

I'm sure Kishida has more important things to do that attend a farewell with a Communist bureaucrat.

Rest assured Xi isn't attending parties for Japanese bureaucrats in China.

2 ( +16 / -14 )

Three guesses who told him to snub the ambassador.

The political Elite will still be fine whilst they instigate wars all over the world. Disgusting. Just be nice to each other, even if it means setting the example.

0 ( +9 / -9 )

China, you reap what you sow.

-2 ( +13 / -15 )

You never know what the future may holds, I would meet with him and hand him a personal letter to pass on to his BOSS, take every chance possible to communicate because the opposite is much worse.

4 ( +11 / -7 )

It’s good for Japan to play the field. Collect commissions from tomahawk sales while tapping the Chinese market.

-8 ( +4 / -12 )

Could be that the Foreign Minister told the ambassador that it was nothing personal, but that the PM felt that in view of the contentious political issues between the two countries he felt that.........etc. Diplomatic games!

2 ( +6 / -4 )

Kishida won't be in a job much longer, I'd imagine, so he might aswell enjoy his childish antics while he still can.

-10 ( +8 / -18 )

Good for Kishida! Good for Japan!

Disgraceful that China would support Russia in its invasion of a peaceful country and neighbor.

There's no way to hide it or dress it up because Russia's violent assault on Ukraine so obviously wrong and ugly.

3 ( +13 / -10 )

There is nothing to talk to the Chinese about. Just throw them out.

-2 ( +7 / -9 )

Such a fantastic decision from our much loved PM.

-7 ( +2 / -9 )

playground behaviour syndrome


There is nothing to talk to the Chinese about. Just throw them out.

Remember the saying: "Go back to Africa!" Now it is "Go back to China!". But it is all the same. People never change!

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Kishida is getting rather lofty and high on his horse with childish antics.

Tit for tat has been going on in politics and foreign diplomacy since it diplomacy first began.

China titted by not meeting with the last Japanese ambassador to leave his post in China, now Japan tatts and emulates China's action. Xi is the one "getting rather lofty and high on his horse with childish antics".

I feel this was a bad decision by Kishida as dialogue and diplomacy with China is absolutely imperative to stability of the region.

Yet China itself does not believe that or it would have done the right thing with the outgoing Japanese ambassador.

How about blame the source of the problem? That makes much more sense.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Kishida just make provocation!

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

Lol, and he feel proud by doing that political showboating? Wouldn't change the fact that China keeps getting stronger economically & Japan slides into mediocrity year by year, day by day.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

This is diplomacy. It has to be positively reciprocal but it ain't happening from the other side of the Japan Sea.

I wouldn't waste my time with partying with the outgoing Chinese ambassador either.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Bravo Mr. Kishida ! A big middle finger to the middle kingdom.

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