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According to Wikipedia : The "Napoleon complex", known informally as small man syndrome, is a syndrome normally attributed to people of small stature. It is characterized by overly-aggressive or domineering social behavior.

This man is all bark and no bite. He has a recent history of coming up with the nastiest things he can think of. Better to just ignore him and he’ll go away soon.

32 ( +41 / -9 )

Medvedev should drink himself to death with vodka

30 ( +42 / -12 )

This is not a nice statement from the head of a government agency. Resorting to these comments leads to nothing good.

28 ( +37 / -9 )

Medvedev just watch too many Samurai movies.

https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-ancient-traditions/honorable-death-samurai-and-suicide-feudal-japan-005822

-3 ( +14 / -17 )

This just confirms Japan is on the right side.

33 ( +48 / -15 )

How SICK.

20 ( +30 / -10 )

I’d propose that the actions taken by all sides constitute war.

What else is it, if not?

When people are dying and being maimed then really insults are the least of our worries.

-3 ( +10 / -13 )

Medvedev is very Trump-like. A bad character flaw.

9 ( +25 / -16 )

Well, crudity aside, he's described Kishida very accurately

-19 ( +20 / -39 )

Russia seems to have quite a skill at producing silly, inadequate men.

22 ( +34 / -12 )

Although it were very strong statements do not collaborate with a better and constructive international relationship between Russia and Japan...

Medvedev is absolutely right in referring to Kishida's subservient attitude towards the US as pathetic and without dignity, Kishida is offering Japan as a shameless and subservient platform for US geopolitical colonialism, seriously compromising the situation in the Far East..

I will always say it, being an enemy of the US is risky but being a US friend is lethal..

-26 ( +13 / -39 )

It was utterly shameful. A Japanese PM in USA making a joint statement with the US president, speculating on the utterly ridiculous assumption Russia might use nukes in the Ukraine and calling it, "a crime against all humanity." The lack of self awareness among these people is astonishing.

-21 ( +13 / -34 )

And then there is this from the Jerusalem Post: "Russia's Vladimir Putin afraid of coup, will retire in 2023 - report"

https://www.jpost.com/international/article-728496

4 ( +12 / -8 )

Might be time for Japan to think about reducing their embassy and consular staffs to the bare minimum and send family members home. Make a diplomatic posting to Russia a one-year unaccompanied hardship tour with extra leave when you complete it. Tell diplomatic staff to keep their bags packed in case they have to get out of town in a hurry.

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Russian ex-President Medvedev says Kishida should disembowel himself

Could Medvedev demonstrate how it's done first? Kishida wouldn't know where to start.

-5 ( +11 / -16 )

count on Russia to keep it classy

18 ( +26 / -8 )

Better to just ignore him and he’ll go away soon.

Problem is he is only 57 years old. "Soon" would be preferable, but in terms of Russian politics, and as long as he stays on Putin's side, he has a long future.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

In life, in justice, and in Karma you should watch your deeds and words.

Former President Medvedev one may argue is in a position where he in a year or two is more likely to be in danger.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

As if Kishida would care.

Medvedev is a tiny little ant. Just a puppet of shaky Putin - and as corrupt and crooked as politicians come (And that is saying a lot in fascist Russia)

5 ( +18 / -13 )

Might be time for Japan to think about reducing their embassy and consular staffs to the bare minimum and send family members home. 

This is called escalating the problem. Better to ignore him than anything else.

2 ( +7 / -5 )

I think us in Japan are well aware that Japan is a vassal of the USA and does what its tood to reap the benefits.

Its a rich mostly free (for the peoples) US controlled Ally. But atm Japan has to be.

We literally have to re arm via and house and feed the US army.

-13 ( +6 / -19 )

Not sure about the disemboweling but he is 100% correct about the subservience to the US.

-14 ( +10 / -24 )

Kishida should respond by increasing aid to Ukraine. Putin may not like that, and Medvedev might have a little accident.

11 ( +17 / -6 )

The man without honor said what?

3 ( +8 / -5 )

Kishida had shown he (Kishida) was "just a service attendant for the Americans".

Well, he got that right.

-3 ( +14 / -17 )

This guy’s been taking diplomacy tips from Kim Jo-Yong.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

@Awa no Gaijin Why are you so anti Japan? Since you know that Kishida has been neutered we all know who had the pleasure of doing it. I think you should close your mouth and not make such a comment something might fall out. Also Madvedev is Putins puppet he’s just making such statements to try to appeal to be a hardliner once the Pootin shooting pootin croaks he could become the ruler.

by committing seppuku - a form of suicide 

It would appear kishida already has !

He's been neutered and had his distemper and parvo shots.

Apparently his claws haven't been trimmed tho

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Also Madvedev is Putins puppet he’s just making such statements to try to appeal to be a hardliner once the Pootin shooting pootin croaks he could become the ruler.

He might think that but he won’t be the Russian leader again.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

The "Napoleon complex", known informally as small man syndrome, is a syndrome normally attributed to people of small stature. It is characterized by overly-aggressive or domineering social behavior.

This hypothesis could be applied to his boss.

Medvedev should drink himself to death with vodka

I guess he's already drunk, suicidally :)

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Before advising a Japanese to hara kiri imself, Medvedev should get a large Japanese salad bowl and a Japanese knife of super sharpness that Japanese knives are world famous for, place the salad before himself kneeling beside it and, with his family as witness, withdraw his dressing gown at the abdomen and, with one stroke of the sword spill his intestines and stomach into the bowl. The scene would be recorded by Russian TV for transmission to the world and, he should then advise the Prime Minister of Japan, "Your country's expertise in knife manufacture is well deserved," before collapsing over the salad bowl.

0 ( +7 / -7 )

Similarities between Kim Jong-un and Medvedev are unmistakable!

4 ( +10 / -6 )

Medvedev just needs to run head first into a swinging Wagner sledgehammer to have some sense knocked into him.

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Japanese officials traveling with Kishida did not immediately respond to requests for comment and in Japan, no one was immediately available for comment on the remarks at either the prime minister’s official residence or the foreign ministry outside normal working hours.

But this is such an emergency! No direct line? Welt its 9am now (albeit Sunday). The butler should be up and be able to put you through. Looking forward to reading about their reactions on this extremely important story. Or, just just wait until Monday and youl be able to get through no problem.

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The guy’s trying to get some attention and the media is giving it to him. Paragraphs 3 and 4 show how much this worries Kishida and the Japanese. Not even slightly.

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If Medvedev said something really bad like, “Putin’s hair looks thinner,” we’d read about him falling out of window somewhere in Moscow.

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Shameful statement.

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well Fumio is not any kind of leader justto be honest and accurate...sure many of you can agree with me.

as abt his position to act in name of US interests thi is something he must do as have no other choice...because of this ability he can play role of jp pm,do nothing,just travel around the world and enjoy easy life funded by jp taxpayers...

-9 ( +6 / -15 )

Why is the West supporting the Ukraine? Military sales, which we have been warned about. Who benefits from this? Those who sell and loan. What is happening now is a world wide arms buildup preparing for WWIII. Why? We'll see soon etoday. I hope you people are ready!?

Regardless of Medvedev's crude and direct comment, it is clear Kishida is America's little toady.

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Maybe he should hang himself…or better.

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They are ignoring it due to the fact of what led Medvedev to say that is undoubtedly true.

I'm not disagreeing with you about Japan being subservient to the US. It is true. That's not why they are ignoring it. They are ignoring it because it's clear he is just trying to get attention and they've got bigger things to worry about. Seriously. If Putin said "don't be subservient to the US" then they might respond. Medvedev is nothing.

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“ Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev accused Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Saturday of shameful subservience to the United States and suggested he should ritually disembowel himself.

Medvedev said the nuclear statement showed "paranoia" towards Russia and "betrayed the memory of hundreds of thousands of Japanese who were burned in the nuclear fire of Hiroshima and Nagasaki" - a reference to the atomic bombs that the United States dropped on Japan to force its surrender at the end of World War Two.

Rather than demanding U.S. repentance for this, Kishida had shown he was "just a service attendant for the Americans".

He said such shame could only be washed away by committing seppuku - a form of suicide by disembowelment, also known as hara-kiri - at a meeting of the Japanese cabinet after Kishida's return. “

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He has a point; to some extent, I agree with the shameful subservience part, but we all know what happened after the ending of WWII; plus, now, Japan is in the right side of history; (and) it’s the only possible way to go forward…; the Japanese can’t go neutral. As for asking Kishida to commit seppuku, that’s just Medvedev playing dirty…; also, he didn’t have to mention the atomic bombings, what a ridiculous attempt to provoke Japan; simply disgusting. smh(!)(!)(!)

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“ Speaking at a news conference in Washington on Saturday, a day after a summit with U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday, Kishida made no mention of Medvedev's comment and was not asked about it.

Japanese officials traveling with Kishida did not immediately respond to requests for comment and in Japan, no one was immediately available for comment on the remarks at either the prime minister’s official residence or the foreign ministry outside normal working hours. “

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That’s right; they should just ignore him(!); at this point, answering to stupid provocations like this leads to nowhere; the Russians are desperate, let them drown in their desperation.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

A stupid comment from an irrelevant Russian. Who would have thought it possible? Trying hard to find his place in the collapsing Russian system. He is not worth the oxygen he consumes, yet he is not the worst of them. Russia is truly on the trash heap thanks to him and his master.

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Russia has every right to protect its national interests. It would be interesting to see how people would be commenting if Trump were still in office with the same policy. Why are Western liberals so happy to get involved in foreign wars? Indeed I wish they would all join the Ukranians and fight the Russians until the last man is standing. But they won't. No Starbucks in the Ukraine to get their caramel chocolate lattes. I'll stay out of it, thank you.

-9 ( +6 / -15 )

Whining about "subservience" whether from nameless internet posters or Putin's little puppet, is both stupid and meaningless. Because when the goals of both nations are the same, and they share mutual adversaries, whether either nation is "subservient" or not becomes irrelevant. This applies not just to Japan but all NATO nations as well.

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@Ossan

Their goals are the same because the US made sure that Japan falls under their "sphere of influence" by reinstating war criminals to power who had no choice but to adopt pro-US policies, similar to how US authorities empowered those Koreans who had collaborated with the Japanese military during Japan's occupation of the peninsula (1910-1945) in the post-war era, and ditto for mafia associate Chiang Kai-shek in Taiwan....a lot of back room deals dirty money, dirty actions (in 1960 Socialist candidate Asanuma was assassinated while giving a speech on live television), and very often against the popular sentiment of the people.

-9 ( +3 / -12 )

Might be time for Japan to think about reducing their embassy and consular staffs to the bare minimum and send family members home. Make a diplomatic posting to Russia a one-year unaccompanied hardship tour with extra leave when you complete it. Tell diplomatic staff to keep their bags packed in case they have to get out of town in a hurry.

Should I remind you who dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Your memory is short and degenerative. Or maybe it's better for Russia to screw all the taps on oil pipelines and survive as you want?

-5 ( +6 / -11 )

Mr. Meds has always been Vlad’s Mini-Me.

As far as Japan being the US’s lapdog or any other variety of canine, Japan knows it’s not a world class power (though a regional one) and acts accordingly by teaming up with the US and other countries who still recognize the US’s core strengths. To do otherwise would be to ignore a huge asset.

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Firstly, this statement is just another indication of how sick and embarrassing the Russian regime and its supporters are. No one should ask for another's death or promote violence, but of course the Putin cabal way past these things.

With that said, his assessment of Japanese PMs is largely correct. Japanese PMs are the lapdogs of the Americans. When US says 'don't go' Japanese PM cancels a pre-planned and announced trip to iran. When Japan, South Korea and US sign an intelligence sharing agreement, Japan enacts a law that censors and bars reporters from reporting on certain matters and many articles regarding 'national security.' When its own people vote against US bases the Japanese government ignores them. Heck, Japan and US are one of the few countriues at UN to not sign up against nuclear weapons. Yes, the only country to have been nuked thinks it is expedient to have those nukes visiting Okinawa on ships and subs.

Japan is not at peace formally with Russia and Russia has occupied Japanese islands for 70 years, but the flow of goods and technology to Russia continues. Japan would not even withdraw from two major gas fields in Russia in 2022. Heck of a way to support Ukraine or show the Russians Japan is serious about retrieving its territory.

But hey Toyotas are popular in Russia and who is the Japanese government to get in the way of profits?

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Yes, the only country to have been nuked thinks it is expedient to have those nukes visiting Okinawa on ships and subs.

There have been no nuclear weapons on surface ships and attack subs since the 1990s when nuclear ASROC and nuclear Tomahawk were withdrawn. Most of the former nuclear weapons storage sites in the US and abroad have been closed with the remaining nuclear weapons consolidated in a few stateside depots. The only nuclear weapons still at sea are the Trident missiles carried on the SSBNs, and those do not make port calls in foreign ports. In fact they almost never make a port call anywhere while on a deterrent cruise. The US just had one SSBN make very well publicized port calls at Diego Garcia and again at Guam, but these were a way of saying to China that we have these subs out there so don't become to smug and misjudge the US.

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Japan is on the right side of history…;

I) Japan can’t go neutral; II) they need to pick a side; the US / West is the obvious choice. III) Medvedev knows this, he’s just playing the game, trying to destabilize Kishida/Japan. Ignore him.

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Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev accused Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Saturday of shameful subservience to the United States....

He is 100% correct. However, this also applies to most EU leaders.

If Japan was truly a sovereign free country, they would get rid of the US military, which does nothing but suck the wealth out of the country. And Japan should make deals who it wants, according to what benefits the people of Japan.

-8 ( +6 / -14 )

That a declaration of war on Japan

No it isn't. Calm down.

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Russia has occupied Japanese islands for 70 years

Don't u remember why? Why Russia occupies the islands??? U forgot what role Japan played in years WWII? Who was the winner? The Winner especially in the case with Japan?? Russia would give away the poor islands but there is no credence to Japan. Japan easily betrays any trust...So blah blah like little children

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LegrandeToday  11:23 am JST

@Ossan

Their goals are the same because the US made sure that Japan falls under their "sphere of influence" by reinstating war criminals to power who had no choice but to adopt pro-US policies,

Again the constantly repeated myth. No "War Criminals" were put into power in post WWII Japan. War Criminals were charged, tried, convicted and sentenced by the International Tribunal for the Far East. Nobusuke Kishi was never charged as a WarCriminal.

However the United States did indeed support the creation of the LDP. Ensuring that Japan did not go the way of Germany and Eastern Europe in the face of Soviet expansionism was the top priority. Adopting US policies needed no "force" since Japan was already vehemently anti-communist since the 1920s.

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Meanwhile, Russia is busy committing atrocities in Ukraine.

The pot calling the kettle black.

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Strong words from a mere toady, Med-boy.

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And Japan should make deals who it wants, according to what benefits the people of Japan.

It does. And it made one with the USA, because it benefits the people of Japan. Who should they make a 'deal' with? China? Russia?

The same is true of Europe. Despite all the faults of 'Merica they are the most powerful country in the world and the alliance has kept western Europe (and Japan) free from conflict for 80 years when previously it had torn itself apart every few decades for centuries

Pretending that either is some sort of unwilling slave is just a fetish on your part.

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I don't think the average Japanese will be shocked or extremely offended by Medveded's statement. The expression 切腹にすまない (seppuku ni sumanai, it won't end even with seppuku) today just means an act is unforgivable and is no longer treated to mean self-disembowelment in the literal sense.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

I've got a better idea. How about we collect signatures in a petition for Putin doing the exact same thing this guy suggested Kishida does, then deliver them to Putin? Pretty sure we'll have millions of signatures.

That'd give them something to talk (and feel offended by).

3 ( +6 / -3 )

There are very few people I'd wish harm to. We are adults and can discuss differences with logic to come to a reasonable solution.

However, some people need to get mugged and a slight beating while visiting oh-so-dangerous foreign countries.

Wouldn't it be a wonderful world if everyone just got along and was basically nice to each other, while still being fair and competitive with each other?

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Russian ex-President Medvedev says Kishida should disembowel himself

Wait isn't saying that a crime here in Japan issue a red letter for his arrest...

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'Medvedev said the nuclear statement showed "paranoia" towards Russia and "betrayed the memory of hundreds of thousands of Japanese who were burned in the nuclear fire of Hiroshima and Nagasaki" - a reference to the atomic bombs that the United States dropped on Japan to force its surrender at the end of World War Two.'

Ouch. While Medvedev is right that Kishida is nothing but a "Yes man" for the US and even the right wing here, and that he has betrayed the memory of those who died in the atomic bombings, Medvedev and Putin are among those at the front of the line for those who should commit seppuku (but won't).

-5 ( +6 / -11 )

Did he use a Russian or Japanese word for that action? Well, no-one these days would go that far to clean their honor anyway...

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

Who cares what the organ-grinder's monkey thinks.

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What a imbecilic ludicrous cretinous statement.

Flunky toady former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev need look no further than war criminal President Vladimir Putin for the global disorder the Russian Government have brought upon themselves and their people

1 ( +3 / -2 )

*not going to happen.

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Medvedev said the nuclear statement showed "paranoia" towards Russia

Isn't that why Putin invaded the Ukraine? Paranoia towards the West.

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@Ossan

Again the constantly repeated myth. No "War Criminals" were put into power in post WWII Japan. War Criminals were charged, tried, convicted and sentenced by the International Tribunal for the Far East. Nobusuke Kishi was never charged as a WarCriminal.

This is the typical spin put on the situation to obfuscate and deceive people. Kishi etc. were incarcerated in Sugamo prison in 1945 due to the millions who suffered owing to their policies, but were then released in 1948 without being formally charged in order to do the US' bidding without the war criminal stigma.

The fact that you deliberately avoid mentioning this speaks volumes about the views and information you spread here.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

Isn't that why Putin invaded the Ukraine? Paranoia towards the West.

Maybe Putin knows about the West a bit more than you?

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@Awa no Gaijin

please disprove anything DT has said. Anything.

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moonbloomToday  06:30 pm JST

@Ossan

Again the constantly repeated myth. No "War Criminals" were put into power in post WWII Japan. War Criminals were charged, tried, convicted and sentenced by the International Tribunal for the Far East. Nobusuke Kishi was never charged as a WarCriminal.

This is the typical spin put on the situation to obfuscate and deceive people. Kishi etc. were incarcerated in Sugamo prison in 1945 

No spin at all, just historical fact. Nothing to obfuscate or deceive. Nobusuke Kishi was brought into GHQ and he was held in Sugamo Prison for 3 years. However, unlike others who were charged and tried, Kishi was never charged and was released. Feel free to look it up for yourself instead of arguing.

To claim that a person who was never even charged, much less convicted as a War Criminal is a "War Criminal" is an example of obfuscating and deceiving people.

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Clanging of swords . . . or diplomacy . . . ?

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Oh, really. Perhaps the Russians might have done a better job with post WW2 reconstruction? They still refuse negotiations on land they stole. Please ask the captured Japanese POW's who nearly starved to death in Russian prisons about the treatment they endured. US is by far perfect but take your choice in the future as these Sino/Soviet sisters try to run the show. Then let up north tubby Kim the black sheep of this triple alliance and running dog of latter-day communism seek out revenge, revenge & reprisal for perceived Nihon WW2 sins

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Please do your own research !

LOL I thought so. Just one thing. Please.

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@Ossan

Yes okay let's learn something, shall we?-

[ Nobusuke Kishi (岸 信介, Kishi Nobusuke, 13 November 1896 – 7 August 1987) was a Japanese bureaucrat and politician who was Prime Minister of Japan from 1957 to 1960.

Known for his exploitative rule of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo in Northeast China in the 1930s, Kishi was nicknamed the "Monster of the Shōwa era" (昭和の妖怪; Shōwa no yōkai).[1] Kishi later served in the wartime cabinet of Prime Minister Hideki Tōjō as Minister of Commerce and Vice Minister of Munitions,[2] and co-signed the declaration of war against the United States on December 7, 1941.

After World War II, Kishi was imprisoned for three years as a suspected Class A war criminal. However, the U.S. government did not charge, try, or convict him, and eventually released him as they considered Kishi to be the best man to lead a post-war Japan in a pro-American direction.

As prime minister, Kishi's mishandling of the 1960 revision of the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty led to the massive 1960 Anpo protests, which were the largest protests in Japan's modern history and which forced him to resign in disgrace.[6]

In order to make it profitable for the zaibatsu to invest in Manchukuo, Kishi had a policy of lowering the wages of the workers to the lowest possible point, even below the "line of necessary social reproduction."[25] The purpose of Manchukuo was to provide the industrial basis for the "national defense state," with American historian Mark Driscoll noting that, "Kishi's planned economy was geared towards production goals and profit taking, not competition with other Japanese firms; profit would come primarily from rationalizing labor costs as much as possible. The ne plus ultra of wage rationalization would be withholding pay altogether—that is, unremunerated forced labor."[26] Accordingly, the Japanese conscripted hundreds of thousands of Chinese as slave labor to work in Manchukuo's heavy industrial plants. In 1937, Kishi signed a decree calling for the use of slave labor to be conscripted both in Manchukuo and in northern China, stating that in these "times of emergency" (i.e. war with China), industry needed to grow at all costs while guaranteeing healthy profits for state and private investors.[27] Starting in 1938 and continuing to 1945, about one million Chinese were taken every year to work as slaves in Manchukuo.[28] The harsh conditions of Manchukuo were well illustrated by the Fushun coal mine, which at any given moment had about 40,000 men working as miners, of whom about 25,000 had to be replaced every year as their predecessors had died due to poor working conditions and low living standards.[23]

Kishi showed little interest in upholding the rule of law in Manchukuo.[29] Kishi expressed views typical of his fellow colonial bureaucrats when he disparagingly referred the Chinese people as "lawless bandits" who were "incapable of governing themselves".[29] According to Kishi's subordinates, he saw little point in following legal or juridical procedures because he felt the Chinese were more akin to dogs than human beings and would only understand brute force.[29] According to Driscoll, Kishi always used the term "Manshū" to refer to Manchukuo, instead of "Manshūkoku", which reflected his viewpoint that Manchukuo was not actually a state, but rather just a region rich in resources and 34 million people to be used for Japan's benefit.[29] In his later years, Kishi recalled how "inhuman" treatment of Chinese people had become naturalized among the Japanese colonial elite, turning human beings into "mechanical instruments of the Imperial Army, non-human automatons, absolutely obedient" to their Japanese masters.[29]

Kishi's dinner companions were fellow bureaucrats, businessmen seeking government contracts, Army officers and yakuza gangsters.[30] The presence of the latter was due to Kishi's involvement with the opium trade; the Manchukuo State Opium Monopoly needed distributors to move its products around the world, which in turn required contacts with the underworld in the form of the yakuza.[31] Additionally, Kishi used yakuza thugs to terrorize the Chinese workers in Manchukuo's factories into submission, and ensure that there were no strikes caused by the long hours, low pay and poor working conditions.[32]

 Before returning to Japan in October 1939, Kishi is reported to have advised his colleagues in the Manchukuo government about corruption: "Political funds should be accepted only after they have passed through a 'filter' and been 'cleansed'. If a problem arises, the 'filter' itself will then become the center of the affair, while the politician, who has consumed the 'clean water', will not be implicated. Political funds become the basis of corruption scandals only when they have not been sufficiently 'filtered.'"[4]

Is it clear enough for you now, Ossan + like-minded folk not familiar with the facts of the situation?- These are the people the US reinstated to power in the post-war era in order to gain control over Japan. And JT, this is totally on topic as Ossan questioned my statements and claimed they were false.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Medvedev made that ridiculous statement because he had nothing better to say and wanted to look busy in front of his boss, Putin.

Putin's war on Ukraine isn't going well. Prepare for more hysterical remarks.

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Do you believe the USA doesn't have any nuclear weaponry on Japanese territory or in Japanese waters ?

It doesn’t matter whether I believe it or not. You are the one trying to call out his knowledge. You said

“Totally incorrect that there's no nuclear weaponry on Japanese soil or in Japanese waters !”

most of what DT says about military activity is easily searchable and can be found on the internet in completely unclassified pages. You can’t prove otherwise, you just believe it. Nothing you say can be taken seriously. Including this here:

“Furthermore if he was actually correct he shouldn't be sharing a constant flow of military intelligence on a daily basis to the general public.”

He isn’t sharing classified military intelligence. The information he shares is as I mentioned before, mostly easily searchable. If you were really sure it wasn’t you wouldn’t have then proceeded to publicly release information about the U.S. holding nukes in Japanese territory.

Surely you can't be that naive

Not naive enough to put your theories over his information.

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I also deplore Mr.Medevdve's language, he seems not knowing what Mr.Kishida knowtowing to America is his doing of a "Divine Tradition of Japan" since 2nd Sept 1945. Tradition was something can't be explain, sometimes it was dumb but still has to be go on and on and on!

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moonbloomJan. 15  10:52 pm JST

@Ossan

this is totally on topic as Ossan questioned my statements and claimed they were false.

Your statements are false. Nobusuke Kishi was not a "War Criminal" because he ws never charged as one.

Writing or copy/pastying an an encyclopedia that's TLR isn't going to change that.

That the US directly influenced post WWII Japanese government, to prevent it from falling into the Soviet sphere is a known fact. The US did the same everywhere following the Soviet expansionism at the end of WWII. I doubt there are many people in Japan who wish the US hadn't and Japan could have turned out to be like North Korea today.

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@Ossan

established facts:

Kishi Nibusuke signed the declaration of war against the US in 1941

Kishi implemented slave labor policies resulting the misery and deaths of countless individuals

Kishi worked closely with yakuza selling opium during the war and continued to collaborate with them after the war even after he became prime minister with the support of the US govt

Kishi talked openly about how to embazzzle money and avoid blame

These and a host of other dirty deeds are not merely part of encyclopedic entries but were activities deliberately engaged in by Kishi which negatively impacted people then and continues to the present day via the corruption culture which he established within the LDP.

So keep on obfuscating and avoiding reality, Ossan.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Do you believe the USA doesn't have any nuclear weaponry on Japanese territory or in Japanese waters ?

Surely you can't be that naive

They don't. The only nuclear weapons in the US Navy today are the Trident missiles on SSBNs. Those do not make foreign port calls. It is very rare for an SSBN to make a port call of any kind while on deterrent patrol. All the rest of the nuclear weapons carried by the US Navy were removed in the 1990s. Nuclear ASROC and nuclear Tomahawk were decommissioned over a decade ago. Since then most of the former nuclear weapons storage sites have closed, consolidated into a small number of sites in the continental US. The only deployed nuclear weapons are in NATO.

You can visually confirm this using Google Maps. Nuclear storage sites are pretty easy to identify due to their double fencing and other security measures visible from the air. There are none in Japan or South Korea at this point. Look at Inciflik Air Base in Turkey for an example of what a base currently equipped with nuclear weapons looks like. You don't see taxiways from hangers double fenced off and gated unless there are nuclear weapons behind those gates.

You will also notice that all of the Navy's ammunition ships were transferred from US Navy control with uniformed US Navy manning to the Military Sealift Command, whos ships are civilian staffed. Ships carrying nukes are commissioned US Navy ships with extra security. Those are all gone now.

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Examples of open source information on the US nuclear posture.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00963402.2022.2062943

Notice that the only overseas positioning of US nuclear weapons are in Europe.

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More information on the removal of nuclear weapons from Okinawa, Taiwan and Philippines in the 1970s.

http://oldsite.nautilus.org/archives/library/security/foia/nukeorg.html

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moonbloomToday  12:55 pm JST

@Ossan

Established fact: Kishi was never charged, tried, convicted or sentenced as a War Criminal.

You can dig up and write all you want bit nothing is going to change this fact,

Give it up, you can't change history.

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This site from Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) shows all of the scores of nuclear weapons the US has had over the years. Those currently in the inventory are shown in a blue rectangle. Note that the vast majority of US nuclear weapons have been decommissioned and the only active nuclear weapon in the US Navy is the Trident missile carried only on the Ohio Class SSBNs.

https://www.acq.osd.mil/ncbdp/nm/NMHB2020rev/chapters/chapter4.html

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US nuclear forces in Europe:

https://www.nti.org/analysis/articles/nato-nuclear-disarmament/

Note in this document US nuclear weapons were withdrawn from South Korea in 1991 and in 1994 it was decided to remove nuclear weapons from aircraft carriers and all surface ships in the US Navy.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00963402.2017.1388656

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@Ossan

As stated previously, Kishi wasn't charged depite being responsible for death by forced labor, selling opium with yakuza, embezzling and money laundering etc. in order so that he could be used as US proxy in the role of prime minister.

That is the historical reality.

As is the culture of corruption in the LDP created by this US engineered situation that continues to afflict the Japanese people down to the present day.

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moonbloomToday  02:55 pm JST

@Ossan

As stated previously, Kishi wasn't charged depite being responsible for death by forced labor, selling opium with yakuza, embezzling and money laundering etc. in order so that he could be used as US proxy in the role of prime minister.

That is the historical reality.

Wrong moonbloom. The "historical reality" is that Kishi was never charged as a War Criminal, and therefore he can not be called a War Criminal.

In your own words, he was never charged. Therefore your claims that "he was responsible" for this and that are simply opinion, conjecture and allegations on your part. They may or may not be be true, but it has never been tested and proven, therefore not fact.

Absolutely the United States used Nobusuke Kishi to ensure that an anti-communist regime would take power in post WWII Japan and the country would not fall into the Soviet Sphere. Whatever you think you know about Kishi, you can rest assured the United States knew more.

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Yea right lol

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That would be rather messy.

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Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev:

As for falling onto your sword, its somthing that you and you dictator leader should show the rest of the world how its done

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Medvedev said the nuclear statement showed "paranoia" towards Russia

I think considering Russia's unabashed invasion of their neighbour and close cultural brother, Ukraine, other countries around Russia, with NO historical or cultural ties, have a right to be paranoid at what these idiots are going to do next.

The brass neck of Putin and his puppets to pretend that this attack is to HELP the poor people of Ukraine by ridding them of a Nazi government boils my blood.

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