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Japan pledges Y1.4 bil to help Jordan handle Syrian refugee crisis

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Never ending story with this guy Abe.

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The richer countries have to help countries like Jordan deal with the Syrian refugee crisis, which number about five million mostly in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Otherwise they could refuse with those people further heading into Europe.

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Why shouldn't Japan grant asylum to more refugees? Only around 27 refugees out of 10 0000 were granted asylum last year. In sharp contrast to european "smaller" countries like Sweden who has promised to grant asylum to more than 32 000 refugees. And Sweden "only" has a population of 10 million, while Japan's population is around 126 million, but declining. The japanese society will have to learn that "foreigners" aren't as much foreigners as they seem to think they are. Japan has a broader responsibility as a G6 nation and the third largest economy to accept more refugees.

For Japan to accept "just" 10 000 refugees doesn't have that much of an impact on local communities when Japan has a population of 126 million. The impact is much more visible in country with a population of "only" 10 million or even 6 million. It's time to let go of the National State-concept. We are all descendants of one common race originating from Africa!

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Kasper123, you know the answer.

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And in return, Japan gets what?

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Accepting refugees from a war zone like Syria isn't anything to do with the "Return of Kings" nor anything to do with diversity. Its what civilized countries and part of the UN charter of which Japan is a signature. But at least if Japan is unwilling to take in those war torn refugees, men, women and child, even on a temporary basis then at least it can make a financial contribution to those poor countries like Jordan which didn't hesitate to help.

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The japanese society will have to learn that "foreigners" aren't as much foreigners as they seem to think they are.

In Japan, a foreigner will always be a foreigner even when they aren't.

Japan has a broader responsibility as a G6 nation and the third largest economy to accept more refugees.

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This and other assistance that Abe has been providing IS the Japanese way of providing for refugees. Like it or not, Abe and his government do enough already to scare the population into believing that his policies regarding safety and terror prevention are the way to go, that there is no way in hell that he is going to allow refugees from the very same countries he makes the people believe that breed terrorists.

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An excellent move! The lack of a comprehensive response from the Assad regime contributed greatly to Syria's farmers abandoning their farms, and then becoming refugees. Money spent of water infrastructure is something that is not only very much needed, but can help prevent more refugees from leaving the area.

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Kasper123Today  05:08 pm JST

The japanese society will have to learn that "foreigners" aren't as much foreigners as they seem to think they are.

Like-minded foreigners like you will have to learn that The Real Values that most of Japan holds on issues such as multiculturalism and women’s empowerment are in fact much closer to the values of Millennial nationalism represented by The_Donald than of elite liberals. The_Donald is a younger community, with many members quite accepting of other cultures and identities when framed in their own terms, not those of the liberal left. They are not simple xenophobes, but hold that all nations (the U.S., Japan, and Mexico alike) have a right to protect their people and culture without a carte blanche obligation to accept outside people and values.

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Japan should send the bill to the US, the country that created the mess in the first place.

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Not much money maybe but I think people there will be reducing to eat soaked weed as their meal.

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So on top of refusing immigrants who want in, save the absolute lowest record of any developed country in the world, Abe decides to once again just throw money at the issue -- another billion + of our taxes -- and will claim Japan is helping.

Then he'll come back and declare that Japan needs to increase taxes to deal with problems at home because there's no money to give.

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Like-minded foreigners like you will have to learn that The Real Values that most of Japan holds on issues such as multiculturalism and women’s empowerment are in fact much closer to the values of Millennial nationalism represented by The_Donald than of elite liberals. 

Oh...I'm a "foreigner" now? You should learn the difference between nationality and ethnicity!

Hence my remark, which btw, is on the mark.

In Japan, a foreigner will always be a foreigner even when they aren't.

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Excellent way to provide support, designate where the funds are to be utilized vice just giving them to government to utilize as it see's fit, this avoids receiving governments from placing the funds in a general usage fund.

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The refugees may want to be near home. Or Europe. If Abe can negotiate refugees coming to Japan, Japan may be. able to increase laborers.

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Anyone know which honour guard this is exactly? Are those vintage guns of some kind?

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Refugees should go to north Kirea because Kim is the best leader ever

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how many Syrian refugees has Japan agreed to allow into Japan? or is the solution just to send money for others to deal with it?

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Broken record but: money better spent in Tohoku.

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nandakandamandaJuly 15 10:52 pm JSTAnyone know which honour guard this is exactly? Are those vintage guns of some kind?

M1 Garand

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Japan is very smart at not letting refugees in their country, they always go to wealthy coubtries to get welfare, first the Japanese, then refugees. Ah and South Korea is doing the same

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Presumably the facility will be built and managed by Japanese companies, which makes it corporate welfare dressed up as humanitarianism. At least the Jordanians and the poor refugees will have a worthwhile 'water infrastructure improvement project'.

What's up with all these krakkpot white nationalist American nutjobs turning up on Japan Today? Has there been an unholy alliance with the S* S**? Return of Kings, what a joke!

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smithinjapan: Abe decides to once again just throw money at the issue

so what, probably cheaper than letting them come here. You go there if you want to help.

and will claim Japan is helping.

So its not helping then?

BluewaterToday: Japan is very smart at not letting refugees in their country

Absolutely right

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corporate welfare dressed up as humanitarianism.

uh wait a minute Alfie. It can only be called corporate welfare if the project in Jordan plans to take in profits and send those profits back to Japan. Do you know for sure that the new project is a for profit venture?

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Do you know for sure that the new project is a for profit venture?

No, I may have jumped the gun. Over the years one has seen so many of these schemes ( loan from Japanese tax money, facility built and managed by Japanese companies, profits repatriated to Japan ) that you come to accept they are all the same. Maybe this one isn't. Time will tell.

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jordan is a country existing with corruption. where will this money go?

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-asylum-idUSKBN15O0UV

asylum seekers

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How about a headline that reads: Japan pledges Y1.4 bil to help Fukushima, Kumamoto, Kyushu handle homeless crisis.

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"....the US, the country that created the mess in the first place."

The US didnt "create" the Syrian civil war. It was part of the "Arab Spring," originating with local and regional groups, a movement that actually took the US State Department by surprise. Assad, a long-time client of the Eastern Bloc and now Russia, is the other factor.

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Yubaru

July 15  10:24 pm JST

Hence my remark, which btw, is on the mark

That statement is as obvious as water and oil not mixing.

Japan is and will still a successful ethno-national state

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The US didnt "create" the Syrian civil war. It was part of the "Arab Spring," originating with local and regional groups, a movement that actually took the US State Department by surprise. Assad, a long-time client of the Eastern Bloc and now Russia, is the other factor.

Probably a mixture of both. Protests against Assad and CIA Arab assets firing on the protestors and soldiers. Just like Ukriane. The CIA have this down to science after their romp in Central and South America for the last 70 years.

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Jordan is a country existing with corruption. where will this money go?

Wow, Jordan and Japan have a great many things in common!

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JSDF stayed for a while until Japan ordered Inada to pull out. American media showed video of victims who were rescued from American bombing. their bodies were skin and bone. People who could crawl were collecting weeds to eat. Lucky ones had ramen pack. I figured JSDF was hurry that they left ramen.

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UniUniform and soldiers. Jordan? Syria is still fighting.

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But Japan. needs to be careful. Jordan soldiers might not be friendly.

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