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Japan's Foreign Ministry said the menu at the party, attended by leaders and delegations from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, included scallops from Hokkaido.

Now if he had pitched scallops from Fukushima I am sure the crowd would have been all lit up about it!

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That looks like a very bizarre meal!

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That looks like a very bizarre meal!

Are you referring to the Japanese High School dancers who are performing on the stage before the actual meal has started?

Otherwise, what meal are you talking about, I only see one picture?

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*Japanese high school dancers perform** *

ok , we got the free labor entertainment? Check.

make sure we send in some of them Johnnys we have. You know the ones already on the payroll to keep their mouths shut.

we’ll call that “690 million yen” added to the budget.

and then get some of them slightly contaminated scallops. No, not the obviously unhealthy ones, the ones that are just slightly irregular.

yeah, we’ll use those for the dinner.

add in another “690 million” to the budget.

oh what the heck, top the other 10 million on each bill and put it in my folder.

thanks, Tanaka.

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Yen+kai=enkai?

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Sounds to me like Kishi kun is getting desperate.

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it is just another desperate act of propaganda by china. nuclear contaminated water? com'on, the open sea water is free to flow to anywhere in the earth, so why don't you just sent one of your inspector go and test the water? nobody on earth prohibit you from doing so. Or if you don't have the adequate knowledge or equipment to test it, please send the sample to third party lab. Why make it like a rocket science and brainwash the innocent china civilians?

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pitches Japan scallops at ASEAN dinner to counter China import ban

Asked ASEAN leader so ASEAN people change their diet to support Japan?

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Mr. Kishida and his allies are looking for a fight with anyone, LOL

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Flogging scallops may be Kishida's new job in a short while as he finally reaches his level.

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So Kishida didn't even mention China is his little sales speech. JT, it's getting kinda creepy, this obsession.

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Good Job. Love Scallops!

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YubaruToday  06:44 am JST

Japan's Foreign Ministry said the menu at the party, attended by leaders and delegations from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, included scallops from Hokkaido.

Now if he had pitched scallops from Fukushima I am sure the crowd would have been all lit up about it!

That would be tough since nearly all of Japan's scallops come from Hokkaido and Aomori.

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Asked ASEAN leader so ASEAN people change their diet to support Japan?

People in Asean eat seafood. In fact, they have some great seafood dishes. Chili crab, ikan bakar, just to name two. Education in the west. What a scallop.

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Good Job. Love Scallops!

 Education in the west. What a scallop.

So are you saying you love Western education? Good for you !

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Japanese scallops are delicious. However, their prices are high. Not everyone can afford to eat them.

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That's right. So what ?

Explains the anti-Israel stance.

-10 ( +2 / -12 )

Explains the anti-Israel stance.

Wholesale slaughter of innocent people is the reason for this stance

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Hotate Elvis

Fry till golden chopped garlic in olive oil

Dry scallops with kitchen paper. season lightly with salt. Shear both sides in the oil and garlic.

Serve with a green salad and chilled white wine.

Merry Christmas!

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deanzaZZRToday 09:01 am JST

So Kishida didn't even mention China is his little sales speech. JT, it's getting kinda creepy, this obsession.

Countries often don't mention other countries by name. It's called diplomacy. Even China often refers to "certain countries," rather than saying the US, even when the US is unquestionably the target.

That is the case here, with China's 100% political seafood ban.

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Kishida fans out in force today. Didn't realise he was so popular. All the polls seem to suggest otherwise. What is it about him?

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Kishida fans out in force today. Didn't realise he was so popular. All the polls seem to suggest otherwise. What is it about him?

All my coworkers and also my wife hate him. My wife even said he was worse than Abe and I was like, "Look, he's bad, but NO ONE is worse than Abe."

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My wife and I will take a trip to Hokkaido starting Friday. I'm sure to eat a good share of fresh Hokkaido scallops. Sorry folks in Indonesia, Philippines and Laos, fewer for you!

The Chinese seafood ban is certainly political. Being 100% on Anti-China Team USA has consequences.

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MoonrakerToday 10:50 am JST

Kishida fans out in force today. Didn't realise he was so popular. All the polls seem to suggest otherwise. What is it about him?

I think his "popularity" comes down to: 1) he's not Abe 2) he's far preferable to possible alternatives like the insane, dangerous Takaichi.

That is, he's "less bad" than the others.

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That would be tough since nearly all of Japan's scallops come from Hokkaido and Aomori.

Sorry, it's seems the sarcasm flew right over your head. My bad!

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Japan does produce very impressive scallops. If China doesnt want them, send more to Australia. I will happily buy discounted Japanese scallops!

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I think his "popularity" comes down to: 1) he's not Abe 2) he's far preferable to possible alternatives like the insane, dangerous Takaichi.

That is, he's "less bad" than the others.

I agree completely. I think he's a corrupt scumbag who doesn't care about the people. BUT like you said, he is less dangerous than Abe or Takaichi and STILL just slightly more competent than Suga, who should have stayed on his strawberry farm in Tochigi.

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YubaruToday  11:42 am JST

That would be tough since nearly all of Japan's scallops come from Hokkaido and Aomori.

Sorry, it's seems the sarcasm flew right over your head. My bad!

Not an example of "sarcasm" at all. Yup, your bad.

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I think his "popularity" comes down to: 1) he's not Abe 2) he's far preferable to possible alternatives like the insane, dangerous Takaichi.

Perhaps, isabelle. But maybe you credit the downvoters here with rational motives.

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Japanese Scallops still $26/lb in the U.S. Go fiiggah.

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I’d eat it sure, but all the desperation around this would definitely make me not.

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Never see them in our stores.

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Ah, I guess the caption says they are high schoolers. Still, pretty tame stuff and dress.

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Thankfully I have a scallops allergy.

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I wish all if them good health !

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Still expensive?

So price and demand don't correlate as usual anymore?

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Redemption

Today 01:49 pm JST

Thankfully I have a scallops allergy.

Odd.

I'm thankful I don't have allergy

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pleased to see they could take a few moments out from stressing about China..... LOL

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Sell your fishery products to ASEAN countries, they will like those food very much. For the Chinese they consider Japan in a daring attempt to poison them, a conspiracy and an imminent danger.

Good health everyone, you take your own risk or luck!

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elephant200Today 05:33 pm JST

For the Chinese they consider Japan in a daring attempt to poison them

By "the Chinese," are you referring to every single one of over a billion people? If so, that's quite a claim. Some might even say it's total nonsense.

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/3237208/chinese-tourists-japan-enjoy-eating-sushi-despite-beijings-seafood-import-ban-over-fukushima-water

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@isabelle Are you suggesting with this link that Chinese tourists in Japan are all eating seafood from Fukushima while traveling in Japan? I find that far fetched but you are prone to toss out the random link to "prove" your point.

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deanzaZZRToday 06:16 pm JST

@isabelle Are you suggesting with this link that Chinese tourists in Japan are all eating seafood from Fukushima while traveling in Japan? I find that far fetched but you are prone to toss out the random link to "prove" your point.

No, of course I'm not suggesting they're "all eating seafood from Fukushima." You've just made that position up and ascribed it to me. Your response is a straw man, and therefore invalid:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man

My link was to prove that your statement is false.

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fish contain all kinds of Chinese toxins.

Have a Japanese sweet potato instead

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@isabelle You always seem to escalate, so what's the point to discuss anything with you directly? Seafood labels in China do not indicate prefectural origin only county of origin (Japan in this case). That is my point.

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Scallops are one of my favorite foods. It is expensive so I don't eat it every day, but I would eat it more frequently if it cost less.

As to Fukushima, I would eat them if they came from there, but most do not so I'm good with eating Japanese scallops. Gotta save 2 or 3 times a year to have them to eat, but that's the case with many foods, not just scallops.

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Kishi Kun wants to make life miserable for China, but at the same time he wants China to buy his products... Pathetic..

Being an enemy of the US is bad, but being a lapdog of the US is catastrophically much worse..

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TokyoLivingToday 03:42 am JST

Kishi Kun wants to make life miserable for China, but at the same time he wants China to buy his products... Pathetic..

Being an enemy of the US is bad, but being a lapdog of the US is catastrophically much worse..

Your first statement has literally nothing to do with the second, unless you are acknowledging that China is a sanctioning country.

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