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Japan's ruling party to propose more defense spending; 2% of GDP

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The LDP's knee-jerk "Guns 'R' Us" shopping spree adds 2% to the taxpayers' burden, but how many % will be spent making life more bearable for the hard-worked population? Why do people keep voting for politicians who give themselves generous salaries and fat pensions while caring not a fig for the welfare of the majority? Elections and democracy are degenerating before our eyes into a spectacle: the power of a dog chasing its tail.

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I have no problem with defence spending, I do have a problem with the intellect of those have control over it.

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Didn’t know we were at war or planning one.

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Japan's ruling party to propose more defense spending; 2% of GDP

Does that budget can help Japanese people to face current inflation and rising item price?

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That’s the completely wrong sequence. First they should pay everyone more, that can be massive handouts or wage rises of 2% and better significantly above. Then the aging and population decrease might be reduced and the whole economy gets massively back on a stable path instead of blindly running into the swamp, and after that you can increase the defense budget even by 3, 4 or 5% to adequately response to new global or rising local militarily potential threats from China, Russia, NK and other still more unspecified conflicts or mass influx etc. But now taking the last money out of the purse and put it only half-hearted into weaponry, that people can’t eat and also can’t sufficiently defend with , that’s pure nonsense and just further following a path into guaranteed history nirvana. That should all have already been started when the money printing and easing policy had begun many years before, so that we wouldn’t even have any need to discuss all that now under pressure and being forced by developments.

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For the LDP, "fiscal consolidation" only applies to people's healthcare and pensions. Military, police and corporate interests are exempt.

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what what a "wise investment"...how about invest these money into kids?

say new citizens and future taxpayers schooling,education,family support?

nothing as usual?

i know american gun lobby is very strong and sales are low as there no big conflict in world right now so stock must go away and leave space for new production...sad and pathetic same time.

what for Japan need more guns and why right now?

any normal explanation for that?

dont say because of Russia,China,DPRK or MARS threat...what for you still wasting money for US forces on japanese soil than if still need invest more into new gun shopping?

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"U.S. F-35B Flies From Japanese Carrier; First Fighter Launched From Japanese Warship Since WWII"

"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6WqRCALGd0&t=2s"

This is what they're currently doing with just 1%.

Just imagine what they'll do with double that %!

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@gintonicToday  06:32 pm JST

Good. In line with NATO.

So cute to know that posters who don't live in Japan and hence don't pay taxes here approve of increased military spending by J-govt using our tax money.

How do you know Ossan doesn't live in Japan?

"Putin's men have started referring to Hokkaido as their inherent territory. "

Which Putin men?.. no link / proof?... just more hot air as usual then.

Sorry. Didn't know you don't usually check Japanese news article. To be exact, I should have used the word "rights" rather than " inherent territory". Now please google in Japanese by just 2 Japanese words. ロシア(Russia)北海道(Hokkaido)

Again no links / proof ...in other words you made it up as per norm, cool thanks. Btw, " rights" and " inherent territory" are completely different terms.

Yeah So sorry as several Russian lawmakers referred to Hokkaido in addition to Putin himself who said Ainu was Russian, if you know it... lol.

Oh you didn't try google . Even if you don't write Japanese, you could have just copy /paste the letters to search. Oh my bad, you don't read. My apology. completely meaningless to you when you don't read them,

but just in case.

https://www.google.com/search?q=%E3%83%AD%E3%82%B7%E3%82%A2+%E5%8C%97%E6%B5%B7%E9%81%93&rlz=1C1QABZ_jaJP911JP911&sxsrf=APq-WBvWsf4m2alQGvHqvaSfUehU7EqX3A:1650620666319&source=lnms&tbm=nws&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=2ahUKEwi8-eWTsaf3AhXKoFsKHQA0CfoQ_AUoAXoECAEQAw&biw=1745&bih=845&dpr=1.1

https://www.google.com/search?q=%E3%83%AD%E3%82%B7%E3%82%A2+%E4%B8%8B%E9%99%A2%E8%AD%B0%E9%95%B7+%E5%8C%97%E6%B5%B7%E9%81%93&rlz=1C1QABZ_jaJP911JP911&sxsrf=APq-WBuTykieE3pNf4FOf8lrGyE6TA9iQA:1650620826762&source=lnms&tbm=nws&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwikuabgsaf3AhWJwpQKHYnDAZAQ_AUoAXoECAEQAw&biw=1745&bih=845&dpr=1.1

These two links are not each one of news articles but search results for you to freely pick up media you like.

There are too many as literally almost all Japan media are reporting this.

So sorry you didn't know these statements. Very sorry.

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Didn’t know we were at war or planning one.

A wise nation is always preparing to defend itself. China if you haven't noticed has claims on Japanese territories, even considers Okinawa to be "occupied" by Japan based on what is in their official press. One would be foolish indeed to trust China to have only good intentions. Tibet could not defend itself and you see what happened to them.

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more tax money defending an impoverished group of islands-what a colossal waste!

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Japan has already amassed a considerable arsenal due to the yearly defense budget increases to record levels EVERY year Abe was in office, a trend which has continued with his proteges Suga and "I'm a dove who really cares about the people's welfare" Kishida...plus the numerous armaments the US is stacking on the bases....

Military industrial complex facts- more arms = more money for conservative elite, period.

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"Putin's men have started referring to Hokkaido as their inherent territory. "

Which Putin men?.. no link / proof?... just more hot air as usual then.

Sorry. Didn't know you don't usually check Japanese news article. To be exact, I should have used the word "rights" rather than " inherent territory". Now please google in Japanese by just 2 Japanese words. ロシア(Russia)北海道(Hokkaido)

You would find the articles easy. If you don't, please let me know. Cheers!

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gintonicToday  07:11 pm JST

@gintonicToday  06:32 pm JST

Good. In line with NATO.

So cute to know that posters who don't live in Japan and hence don't pay taxes here approve of increased military spending by J-govt using our tax money.

How do you know Ossan doesn't live in Japan?

Because he stated so a number of times in his posts ....ah duuh.

OK I am not stacked to JT as much as you do. So no offense Pal.

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gintonicToday  07:07 pm JST

These two links are not each one of news articles but search results for you"

This is your proof? some lightweight Russian opposition party leader utters a few air bubbles and you claim thats what Putin / Russia is saying? might as well quote some drunk Russian dedushka off the steet.

"Sergei Mironov, leader of Russia's leftist party Fair Russia and deputy speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament, announced on the party's website on January 1 that, according to some experts, Russia has all rights in Hokkaido. The party is considered an "intra-regime opposition party" ....

So sorry you didn't know these statements. Very sorry.

Yeah ok, apart from the J ultra right nobody gives a damn what a minor Russian opposition party head dude says . Give it up old chap, have a Friday night beer and chill out. Russia is not about to invade Hokkaido. Cheers.

YOU. have you ever tried to click the links and tried to read them?

wanna ask you.

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"Sergei Mironov, leader of Russia's leftist party Fair Russia and deputy speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament, announced on the party's website on January 1 that, according to some experts, Russia has all rights in Hokkaido. The party is considered an "intra-regime opposition party" ....

Geez ,this quote is from your very own link...thanks very much. Do you actually read the links you send to others?

As I said, there are too many source to read, which one did you pick up? None of those (that I have read) looked exactly matched with you translation...pal

Give me a link will you?

Regardless, in your mind, *The party defined as intra-regime opposition party in Russia makes somehow any difference from Putin men to you? under the regime where even ***patriarch of Russian orthodox church, ex-KGB ...lol, justifies this invasion, cerebrates Russian powerful nuclear arsenals. *He is the deputy speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament, and not the only one who said so.*

> In any case... Putin / Russian govt is not making a claim over Hokkaido and Russia is not going to invade tomorrow or next week.

I hope not for sure at least tomorrow or next week , as we have seen too much of those forcibly giving a reason for whatever, like this invasion, by giving a strained meaning.

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Good. In line with NATO.

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@OssanAmerica

Good. In line with NATO.

Err, what has NATO got to do with it?

While Japan has been cooperating with NATO, it is neither a member nor even in the same hemisphere to start with...

Furthermore, when looking at Japan's military spending as of 2022, only 2 NATO countries (I'm excluding the US as their spending is just out of this world): Germany (+1 Bio USD) and the UK (+6 Bio USD) are higher, meaning that the 27 other NATO countries are spending less...

https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/military-spending-by-country

As currently and due to the Ukraine crisis are other countries lining up to join the organization, the spending of NATO as a whole may even proportionally decrease as the new members need to catch up...

As such, it looks more like NATO as a whole is catching up with Japan's spending and not the other way around...

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For the LDP, "fiscal consolidation" only applies to people's healthcare and pensions

Very true.

"Putin's men have started referring to Hokkaido as their inherent territory. "

Which Putin men?.. no link / proof?... just more hot air as usual then.

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Putin is calling the war ”Special Military Operation”, forces it to domestic media.

Japan’s right-wing ruling party LDP begun to call preemptive attack ”counter attack”, Japan’s mainstream media obey it.

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*These two links are not each one of news articles but search results for you"*

This is your proof? some lightweight Russian opposition party leader utters a few air bubbles and you claim thats what Putin / Russia is saying? might as well quote some drunk Russian dedushka off the steet.

"Sergei Mironov, leader of Russia's leftist party Fair Russia and deputy speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament, announced on the party's website on January 1 that, according to some experts, Russia has all rights in Hokkaido. The party is considered an "intra-regime opposition party" ....

So sorry you didn't know these statements. Very sorry.

Yeah ok, apart from the J ultra right nobody gives a damn what a minor Russian opposition party head dude says . Give it up old chap, have a Friday night beer and chill out. Russia is not about to invade Hokkaido. Cheers.

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@gintonicToday  06:32 pm JST

Good. In line with NATO.

So cute to know that posters who don't live in Japan and hence don't pay taxes here approve of increased military spending by J-govt using our tax money.

How do you know Ossan doesn't live in Japan?

Because he stated so a number of times in his posts ....ah duuh.

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One of the reasons for NATO (the US) to stir up trouble with Russia via Ukraine was to encourage other NATO states and others like Japan to increase its military spending. Mission accomplished at almost no cost... except in Ukrainian and Russian lives.

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To live in peace, prepare for war.

It is better to have it and as a consequence not use it than to need it in dire circumstances and not have it!

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YOU. have you ever tried to click the links and tried to read them?

wanna ask you.

"Sergei Mironov, leader of Russia's leftist party Fair Russia and deputy speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament, announced on the party's website on January 1 that, according to some experts, Russia has all rights in Hokkaido. The party is considered an "intra-regime opposition party" ....

Geez ,this quote is from your very own link...thanks very much. Do you actually read the links you send to others?

In any case... Putin / Russian govt is not making a claim over Hokkaido and Russia is not going to invade tomorrow or next week...as I said it's Friday night , chill out, have a beer and give the gaijin hate a rest for a bit.

How do you know Ossan doesn't live in Japan?

Because he stated so a number of times in his posts ....ah duuh.

OK I am not stacked to JT as much as you do. So no offense Pal.

Right, lol....good one. That's not what your frequency on here indicates at all.Anyhow...time for Friday night drinks with clients...Cheerio old chap.

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Good.

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Good. In line with NATO.

So cute to know that posters who don't live in Japan and hence don't pay taxes here approve of increased military spending by J-govt using our tax money.

"Putin's men have started referring to Hokkaido as their inherent territory. "

Which Putin men?.. no link / proof?... just more hot air as usual then.

Sorry. Didn't know you don't usually check Japanese news article. To be exact, I should have used the word "rights" rather than " inherent territory". Now please google in Japanese by just 2 Japanese words. ロシア(Russia)北海道(Hokkaido)

Again no links / proof ...in other words you made it up as per norm, cool thanks. Btw, " rights" and " inherent territory" are completely different terms.

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Just 2%? Come'on while North Korea is 24%.....lol

from a poster named alwayswisdomnipponglorybravonipponkaigi
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Putin's men have started referring to Hokkaido as their inherent territory. build up own nuclear arsenal Japan

asap. Anything unbelievable could happen to this madmen. No more peace-Boke

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