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Ruling parties to adjust Diet schedule for Abe to go to Pyeongchang

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I doubt he would be missed if he didnt attend.

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Nikai and Komeito party did right thing to push Abe out. Neighbors should be always Japan's priority in policy making. Abe is shifting his position and changing his attitude, that is a good thing. Quite honestly, Japan owes a lot to neighbors. Abe must firm on this: whatever you do, you do not hurt neighbors. For the past 70 years, Northeast Asia is very peaceful, thanks to all neighbors, and that makes what Northeast Asia is today, prosperous. I wish Abe a big success in meeting neighbors and launch a big project in unifying Northeast Asia economically, culturally, and politically.

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Japan tried this once, it was called the Great East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere, and look how that turned out.

Abe has done MUCH to hurt relations between the neighbors here with his cold-war type thinking, and his desire to make Japan a military might in the region. Abe is NOT going to be know for peace, that is for sure!

Abe must firm on this: whatever you do, you do not hurt neighbors. For the past 70 years, Northeast Asia is very peaceful, thanks to all neighbors, and that makes what Northeast Asia is today, prosperous. I wish Abe a big success in meeting neighbors and launch a big project in unifying Northeast Asia economically, culturally, and politically.

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I wonder if he is packing his childish Mario cosplay gear again?

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Comedy gold!

Today:

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, the government's top spokesman, struck a cautious tone, saying in a press conference that attending Diet sessions is the top priority for the prime minister

Monday

The ruling bloc plans to propose allowing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to spend less time attending Diet meetings during the upcoming ordinary session.

https://japantoday.com/category/quote-of-the-day/if-the-current-situation-continues-japan-will-lag-behind-other-countries-in-summit-level-diplomacy.

Lies yesterday, lies today, lies tomorrow.

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Abe has done MUCH to hurt relations between the neighbors here with his cold-war type thinking, and his desire to make Japan a military might in the region. Abe is NOT going to be know for peace, that is for sure!

Exactly! 100% correct.

Alfie! right on! another excellent post!

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So, Abe’sschedule is too busy for him to meet and discuss nuclear weapons, according to a Suga, butvge he can ask the entire nation to adjust its schedule for his personal plans? Priorities, eh?

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@buraku. Thank you for making my day!

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Super Mario needs attention, a bit of cosplay can indeed stop a government. Luigi must be sad.

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If he doesn't go, then that will send the wrong message. He should go, and if he does, I'll cut him a little slack in my book.

Sport should never be about politics folks.

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Sport should never be about politics folks.

disagree, this is our last hope before trump attacks.

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Goodlucktoyou

Maybe bud.

My money is on a Spring offensive.

God help us all.

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Though some may not believe it, Abe has been invited by the hosts/organizers. If he goes, this will be a step in the right direction (though a small one) for the relations between Japan and SK.

@Smith

Since when has the entire nation adjusted its schedule according to the personal plans of Abe? I had no idea you were going to consider doing that. And no, those plans are not personal. They have a lot to do with the relations between the two countries.

@Akie: Quite honestly, Japan owes a lot to neighbors.

Do you mean those neighbors who very conveniently forget and ignore what the post-war Japan has done to help advance their economies, improve their standard of living, etc.? Those same neighbors who do not honor bilateral agreements with Japan whenever it suits their political agenda?

Yes? Ah, I thought so, too.

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Nobody is attacking NK without China and Russia's agreement. End of.

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As Alfie stated - Lies upon Lies.

It's ok to shutdown the diet on the first day of procedings (last  September) to call a totally unwanted snap election, which was an act to essentially avoid hard questioning about corrupt practices, thereby missing weeks of valuable diet business.

Now we're being told he will try to make time in his oh so busy schedule to go to the Olympics opening in Japan's closest neighbouring country. How magnanimous of him if he can go!!!

And as Japan is the host of the next Olympics, not going would be a double insult.

No - he is afraid there may be a protest against him that the world media might pick up on. Like scaredy Trump not going to London.

I'm sure he will go, as the negative pressure is building so much, that he will surely lose more face than if he doesn't go.

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If he goes, this will be a step in the right direction (though a small one) for the relations between Japan and SK.

JaneM2,  If Abe goes, it will give Koreans a wrong message that it be OK for them not to abide by any agreements.

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Keep war-mongering Abe here and send the Crown Prince instead.

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