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N Korea accuses Abe of playing up nuclear threat to win election

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Oooo I can't to see all the comments below singing in harmony with the DPRK. 

Flying five ballistic missiles directly at/over and several nuclear tests in a year is nothing to worry about.

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Geez, go figure huh? When the Vice PM pretty much states the fact, ya'll gotta jump on the bandwagon too!

You know, if you hate Abe that much, you could have stopped all the missile tests and kept your mouths shut, he MIGHT have lost a few more seats in the election and THAT would have made a difference.

You have no one to blame but yourselves!

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Kinda silly when North Korea is the one who shot missiles over Japan and created all this.

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Wow my eyes opened suddenly.

DPRK is actually singing in harmony with us! Now that they have stopped playing the retarded nuclear baseball, they actually come out with legit accusations. Now, if everyone has been hearing those pranks they call threats and believed them, maybe now they will hear truth about Japanese elections and believe it!

Good guy Kim.

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Well. this one is hard to argue with.

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Is Abe winning scaring DPRK?

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Well I too would be scared if my planet-level pranks made my neighbours elect a militaristic revisionist. A man is feeling responsible, give him the credit.

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Abe has put pressures on NKoera for last 5 years. What does he get in return ? He won election but NKorea got Nukes. How good deal is that ? Now Abe even thanked NKorea through his deputy. I think the world has 1000 reasons to ask why ?

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CrucialSToday  06:55 am JST

Oooo I can't to see all the comments below singing in harmony with the DPRK. 

Flying five ballistic missiles directly at/over and several nuclear tests in a year is nothing to worry about.

What is worrying is that the people dealing with this problem are Shinzo Abe and the LDP. I wouldn't trust any of those stupid, corrupt geriatrics to manage to tie up their shoes by themselves, never mind manage a crisis, given their record of not really achieving much of anything. However I'm sure Abe will be able to continue stringing gullible suckers along and spinning votes out of it, just like his Deputy PM more or less admitted.

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N. Korea's belligerence aside, it's true, isn't it? And "The Party for Japanese Kokoro" helped. It's easy to vilify N. Korea (which it's leadership deserves) but N. Korea isn't really seeking war - if it wanted that it would simply attack someone. It's actually crying out for discussions, and guarantees of Kim regime survival. It wants to discourage anyone from attacking itself, because it knows it cannot win a war against the USA.

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DPRK must be busy trying Io figure why its ICBM failed near Hokkaido.

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If it comes down to a choice between Kim and Abe I would choose Abe. I will just leave it at that.

For those who would prefer Mr. Kim it may be possible to defect to North Korea. I guess one would need to go find out.

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DPRK must be busy trying Io figure why its ICBM failed near Hokkaido.

LOL... you are most definitely the product of the Japanese "education" system, son.

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Tokyo-EngrToday  11:01 am JST

If it comes down to a choice between Kim and Abe I would choose Abe.

Do you think it ever will come down to such a choice? I don't.

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So when will the grumpy Abe hating foreigners on this site move to NK to live under the dear leader ... oh wait

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For once North Korea is 100% correct

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@Simon - You and I know very well it never will. However based on some comments here I wonder who people would choose.

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Abe did everything he could to win the election, no one would argue that.

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Tokyo-EngrToday  12:14 pm JST

@Simon - You and I know very well it never will. However based on some comments here I wonder who people would choose.

I don't, no matter what people might say. As ghastly as the DPRK regime is, though, when they make these kinds of allegations I'm afraid I just find them very easy to believe. Everyone can be right about something, and it takes an odious sleazebag with no morals or integrity to know one. I mean, I don't think a whole lot of Stalin but I wouldn't dispute anything bad he said about Hitler. Anyway, it's not as if they're saying anything that a lot of people didn't already think or suspect.

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No doubt, Abe made the best use of "the national crisis" brought about by North Korean missile launchings and nuclear testing, saying this was Japan's national crisis. By arousing the sense of impending crisis he intended not only to garner more confidence votes for his party and government but also facilitate his long-standing agenda to amend the pacifist constitution.

Like it or not, Pyongyang is undoubtedly helping the Abe government take a revisionist course.

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NK is right, but ya not like they have any ground to stand on in “playing up nuclear threat”.

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Kim Jong Un needs a few ICBM missile programmed to do a double fly by over North Korea. Crazy Kim would be ready to attack. Election be damned if they had an election

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Is Kim scared of mighty Japan under Abe? Did his scientist figure how PAC3 and SHORE PAC3 work? It hacked S Korea but haven't hacked anything of Japanese documents yet.

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Kim helped Abe won.

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Next Abe needs to irritate Kim is to stop Pachinko profit shares sent to Kim's bank in Switzerland. Forget about Trump planned sanctions.

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