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Kishida visits areas hit by 2011 disaster for 1st time as PM

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Kishida visits areas hit by 2011 disaster for 1st time as PM

Translation: Kishida didn't up to now, now he has to pretend. (You know, general election and such...)

...on his visit to the region to also hold discussions with local people....

I wonder if we will see the full interactions or only snippets? It may turn out to be difficult to find somebody who has anything "nice" to tell Kishida.

"Without reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake, there will be no revival of Japan,"

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Like the "reconstruction Olympics" and such, eh?

Fukushima, Tohoku, abductees and their families and many other victims have only a pin-point use to these people, elections being one of these uses.

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I'd like to change that headline:

yet another reported case of emotionally exploitative photo-ops aimed at preying on the sentiments of the Japanese public....

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Is he reversing the release of disgusting water into the ocean?...

Nope doesn't mention that at all.

Well done Japan Today in showing your support for LDP more articles about the opposition party and what they are doing would be more appreciated at least keep the articles 1 to 1.

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You people should lighten up.

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Election time, can't miss a photo opp. Next stop - NK abductee families and another pledge ".

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Umbrellas? Putin would not have had someone holding an umbrella!

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"Thanks for your votes, Iwate. I'll be back in 2026, kthnx"

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A day out in Fukushima makes for a good photo op if nothing else….

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"Without reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake, there will be no revival of Japan," Kishida said of the March 2011 disaster in his first policy speech in parliament last week.

Really?

It’s been over ten years now.

How much have the govt helped in revitalizing the affected areas?

Especially in the last few years?

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Mr KiplingToday  09:20 am JST

Umbrellas? Putin would not have had someone holding an umbrella!

Give Kishida one bit of credit. At least he showed up there, token or not. Trump did not go to a memorable event corremorating 100 years after the end of WW1 because he didn't want to get his toupee wet. A token pretense is better than a no-show.

diagonalslipToday  07:23 am JST

I'd like to change that headline:

yet another reported case of emotionally exploitative photo-ops aimed at preying on the sentiments of the Japanese public....

I remember that quake which came a mere months after that horrible Haiti quake. It got on the sentiments of many people around the world. One thing I did was send messages to Japanese children on a blog sponsored by MercyCorps. They collected the messages, translated them and emailed them to Japan. I hope the kids got some needed emotional support from it all.

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It means nothing, just a media sound, visual if he cared if his party cared these people wouldn’t still be in the position they are in a generation latter.

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An awful man. Fake.

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Please...posters...be more sensitive.

I lost my hometown 女川町 (land and grandparents’ houses).

At least his visit will remind the Japanese people of the hardships people are facing.

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This is pretty galling considering the short shrift given in the last decade

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First time as prime minister. His many times Before he was prime minister? Hundreds? Tens? Never?

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U got to be joking.

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How pathetic.

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Please...posters...be more sensitive.

I lost my hometown 女川町 (land and grandparents’ houses).

At least his visit will remind the Japanese people of the hardships people are facing.

6 downvotes. I guess you got your answer.

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