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Suga, in rare official overseas trip, discusses N Korea, abductees with Pompeo, Shanahan

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Suga and Pompeo also agreed to jointly seek a swift resolution to the abduction issue, and to effect the full enforcement of U.N. sanctions on North Korea in tandem with the international community to force Pyongyang to give up nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

For a hundredth time....and oh so incredibly... just in time to make news as the J-election draws closer.

Expect the LDP to draw out NK headlines all the way until the election day, no surprises.

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Suga - the next PM?

Connections to Nippon Kaigi, against the "Kono statement" ......

.... that should pave his way to the top.

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For a hundredth time....and oh so incredibly... just in time to make news as the J-election draws closer.

Expect the LDP to draw out NK headlines all the way until the election day, no surprises.

brother, you beat me to it. Same old same old with the same old same old.

No news. nothing changes.

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Why is Japan supporting US global domination? Isn't Japan sick of the US dominating its politicians?

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North Korea shouldn't ever give up it's Nuclear arms. It doesn't mean that it should use them, but it and China are the only thing keeping the US from invasion.

Look at Iran, the only reason Saudi and America haven't invaded is the nuclear deterrent.

Israel and Saudi have the US on a leash.

....I'm not sure why Japan thinks it's relevant in this issue.

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Suga - the next PM?

Connections to Nippon Kaigi, against the "Kono statement" ......

.... that should pave his way to the top.

And he is actually well respected, having worked his way up to the top based on his own merit and never making any public gaffes.

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I imagine the conversation went something like this:

Suga: Please help with our abductees issue they were kidnapped by NK

Pom: Really? Wow sure when did that happen?

Suga: In 1972

Pom: Why didn't you do anything about it then?

Suga: Um.. please help

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Suga - the next PM?

Connections to Nippon Kaigi, against the "Kono statement" ......

.... that should pave his way to the top.

And he is actually well respected, having worked his way up to the top based on his own merit and never making any public gaffe. "

Yeah...fantastic , if LDP chooses a wrinkly with all the charisma of a rotten pumpkin like Suga as its next head honcho instead of young blood new generation ala Koizumi junior it will hopefully loose a substantial number of seats in the first post Abe election ....pls pls do it LDP .

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Talking with the US should not be confused with going to receive US orders. Until the Japanese people elect PM that will stand up to the US, that will demand an end to US occupation, the voters will continue to get a US President. Japan and the rest of the globe need to start pushing back against US dictatorship and domination. In the past 70 years no nation has caused more misery, more deaths, more wars that the US and there reach has been form Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Central America and South America

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Pompeo is a Cohn Brothers shill, bought and paid for. That's why he sees the Arctic melting and sees gold, oil, gas, MONEY.

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In the meeting at the Pentagon, Suga and Shanahan agreed to promote a planned relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma within Okinawa Prefecture as part of the realignment of American troops in Japan.

Was it Suga or Pompeo who first brought the Futenma issue to the table? Probably, it must have been Suga.  But, to our chagrin, they only agreed the planned relocation must be promoted, that is, the rrelocation plan must be implemented without any hitch. Later, Suga met with Vice President Mike Pence and agreed that Okinawa's burden of hosting the bulk of U.S. bases in Japan must be reduced, according to Kyodo Press..

But Suga (and Abe behind him), Pompeo and Pence (and Trump behind them) must know the relocation of Futenma within Okinawa won't reduce Okinawa's burden at all; It will solidify and strengthen the Marine presence in Okinawa, never contributing to security and peace in the region, instead, merely perpetuating Okinawa’s burden forever.  They must find a third way to solve the problem.

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Pompeo, "You are the next Prime Minister"

Suga, "Thank you"

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