Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida addresses the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters in New York on Tuesday. Photo: AP/Frank Franklin II
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Kishida, in U.N. speech, vows to spend ¥3 bil to help achieve world without nuclear weapons

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I don’t think Russia,North Korea, China and Iran including the USA would ever give up their nuclear weapons.

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Please don't waste money. Such a world will never exist.

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MeiyouwentiToday 05:51 pm JST

Ukraine used to be a nuclear power. If it hadn’t scrapped its nukes, there would have been no Russian invasion and Crimea would still be part of Ukraine. They learned the lesson the hard way.

The lesson being not to trust a Russian unless you have him in a headlock?

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@nosuke

The same can be said for the UK, France, India, Pakistan and Israel

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¥3-billion? That's about $30-million, plus or minus a few bucks. Not even a drop in the bucket. A nuclear-armed ICBM costs more.

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Kishida, in U.N. speech, vows to spend ¥3 bil to help achieve world without nuclear weapons

With my amazing and advanced skills of prognostication I predict this ¥3 bil will not achieve a single instance of denuclearization , as someone looking at the current geo-politics could see if they were not playing with the public's money in a desperate attempt at significance.

As nations should jointly resolve global matters, human-centered cooperation has to be promoted, said Kishida, adding it is necessary to place emphasis on high-quality and sustainable economic growth.

Most of the humans comprising the Japanese electorate have not seen the quality of their economic situation grow under Kishida's New capitalism.

Which is just and extension of Abenomics into a late stage capitalist phase of more concentration of wealth.

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Unfortunately he'll be wasting money, no country currently with them will want do that, especially those ruled by communist dictatorial presidents so the rest can't afford to.

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Yeah I get it.

With that 20 mill we can obtain all the nukes on earth, erase the ability to make more, and turn what we got into fireworks

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He can use his families money.

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Of what he says, much is right, but of that much right everything is completely unrealistic.

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20 million dollars is absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of things. It sounds a lot more impressive in yen.

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While helping to push through measures that doubled Japan's military budget to new record highs.

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The money should be used elsewhere, rather than on an unachievable goal, good intentions not withstanding.

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@Moonraker I just took a look at the list of non-signatory nations. You'll find the expected like North Korea and Israel. And lookie here, India hasn't signed the treaty. The more you learn...

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Good grief. Countries with nukes will never give them up, no matter how much is spent.

Are politicians good at anything except wasting money?

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Does spending that money not get voted on by the tax payers who will pay for it?

What a total scam it is to be a Japan resident tax payer….

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Waste of time, waste of our money.

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Basically he needed some excuse for an otherwise meaningless visit to the UN.

No doubt his staff came up with this one in the eleventh hour.

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Japan plans to build more ammunition depots, that is from the story below this one. But i suppose if they are not nuclear weapons its OK.

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LegrandeToday  07:02 pm JST

While helping to push through measures that doubled Japan's military budget to new record highs.

In response to nations that have nuclear weapons. Duh.

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I'm not Hatoyama, but could you do that with your own pocket money? 3 billion yen won't change the world.

There are many other ways to use it. At least increase defense spending by that much.

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Japan spending more on weapons each year and in the UN Kishida becomes a dove for peace?

Only slightly hypocritical…

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I believe that Japanese/Nipponese sisters & brothers can do this as they have been the most affected till date with nuclear fall outs. Mr. Kishida, please keep your promise of doing this, at least I am with you with my voice.

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who will get the fake money freshly printed ????

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I get it!! So this is why it was a show and tell. You just can't talk the talk you have to do it. Kishida knew he would address the UN assembly and gender equality was perhaps on the agenda especially with Japan ranking 138th out of 146 countries with regard to gender equality Kishida knew before making the trip he had to cover his tracks so he quickly appointed five women as ministers, including Yoko Kamikawa who became Japan's first female foreign minister in about 20 year.

The Asian nation ranked 138th out of 146 countries with regard to gender equality in politics, the World Economic Forum, a Swiss-based think tank, reported earlier this year.

In a cabinet reshuffle last week, Kishida appointed a record-tying five women as ministers, including Yoko Kamikawa who became Japan's first female foreign minister in about 20 years.

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Nuclear weapons, as long as they're never actually launched, make the world safer.

It shouldn't have to be explained why.

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Maybe he misspoke and he meant to say he was going to spend 3 billion yen to achieve a world with nuclear weapons.

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It doesn't cost that much to sign up to the already existing UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Why re-invent the wheel? What kind of ulterior motive could there be for pretending that Japan is fearlessly battling on against worldwide intransigence? Is the domestic audience even aware of this treaty?

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Zelensky is on PR trip to the US, against Russia,only an insecure person ,would have to remind the how bad Russia is ,when he lived as citizen of Russia ,from a person experience,lots of Ukrainain reverted back to their corrupt ways,why living as Russian citizen,as far begging goes,their is an old saying,say that people in hell want cold,do not mean they will get it

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Addressing the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Kishida also said Japan will continue making efforts to reform the world body. "

Japan is well known for being unable to reform even the most archaic aspects of its 21st century existence, hanko, faxes, floppy disks etc so this is quite an amusing statement.

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Being married to,and having Japanese kids,perhaps he got his millions and billions mixed up?

Surely the zaibutsu will help him reconsider,and redirect the fruit from the money tree towards a realistic minimum wage,and proper social care system within the country which elected him and his party?

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That's a very expensive dream, Fumio.

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kensho: "Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is going the right way to support the world for achieving an earth without nuclear weapons"

Except that he refuses to sign a ban on them. That would be the easiest and most powerful first step -- and FREE! -- but nope. Instead he just wants to throw more of our tax money for other people to make efforts which he will not follow anyway until the US does.

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Man, this fool LOVES to spend money that isn’t his.

That’s all he does!

And nothing to show for it except for a collection of selfies from around the world and angry tax payers.

What is he even opening up his mouth for?

and is anyone even going to see this money?

I wouldn’t be shocked if he foots this bill, just to cover up his other “debts” through embezzlement.

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Fumio mean smoke in Spanish,so what has Fumio been smoking in his pipe dream

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3 billion yen to abolish nuclear weapons? Perhaps Japan should pay more to help her own poverty populations!

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Lots of these European leaders are insecure,that the US Congress support for Ukrainain are in doubt,they could easily make up the difference,but know their is no support of the European survival by even lots of White people,who see NATO is no than a protection racket for European

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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is going the right way to support the world for achieving an earth without nuclear weapons

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Ukraine used to be a nuclear power. If it hadn’t scrapped its nukes, there would have been no Russian invasion and Crimea would still be part of Ukraine. They learned the lesson the hard way.

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Mr. Kishida can tell the Japanese public that Japan is doing a holy duty of abolishing nuclear weapons. and the people will vote for your LDP party.

Just don't tell the people the bill was 3billion yen!

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vows to spend ¥3 bil to help achieve world without nuclear weapons

In exchange weapon with more tritium in the sea.

-13 ( +5 / -18 )

Why didn't Japan just tell U.S. to abolish nuclear weapons? Oh, sorry that was your sad story!

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