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Kamikawa pledges $37 mil aid for Ukraine via NATO

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Does she have that much in the bank to give?

7 ( +21 / -14 )

idiotic

8 ( +22 / -14 )

What??!!!!!..

This is completely crazy and stupid..

Why Japan want to waste 37 million dollars in a war that doesn't belong Japan???..

Look the disaster of the earthquake, the elderly, the children, Japanese people need ASAP those 37 million dollars in government help, instead Kyiv regime ..

Japan, please solve your people's problems first, instead Ukraine's problems..

Japan has a lot of social problems that must be fixed by government and Japan's money...

Stop doing stupid things!!!...

1 ( +24 / -23 )

idiotic

Of course, it's extremely idiotic..

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TokyoLiving

What??!!!!!..

This is completely crazy and stupid..

Why Japan want to waste 37 million dollars in a war that doesn't belong Japan???..

It's called foreign policy. It enables Japan to exert influence in the world.

Look the disaster of the earthquake, the elderly, the children, Japanese people need ASAP those 37 million dollars in government help, instead Kyiv regime ..

They are dong this as well. Just because you are doing one thing, doesn't stop you doing other things.

Japan, please solve your people's problems first, instead Ukraine's problems..

Actually, best to do both.

Stop doing stupid things!!!...

Luckily, they aren't.

-7 ( +14 / -21 )

TokyoLivingToday 06:46 am JST

Perhaps they don't like thug Russia and China as much as you would like.

-13 ( +8 / -21 )

Thirty Seven Million? Peanuts!

-14 ( +5 / -19 )

people from Noto can sleep better now....

5 ( +16 / -11 )

beeter headline could be

37 millions from jpn taxpayers will be wasted-again.

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The fact this additional aid is attracting anger from the fascist Russia supporters means it is the right thing to do.

-11 ( +11 / -22 )

2020hindsightsToday  07:35 am JST

TokyoLiving

What??!!!!!..

This is completely crazy and stupid..

Why Japan want to waste 37 million dollars in a war that doesn't belong Japan???..

It's called foreign policy. It enables Japan to exert influence in the world.

Look the disaster of the earthquake, the elderly, the children, Japanese people need ASAP those 37 million dollars in government help, instead Kyiv regime ..

They are dong this as well. Just because you are doing one thing, doesn't stop you doing other things.

Japan, please solve your people's problems first, instead Ukraine's problems..

Actually, best to do both.

Stop doing stupid things!!!...

Luckily, they aren't.

Exactly. I do not understand why many people here do not seem to get this.

-3 ( +10 / -13 )

Hmm....travel around the world to do something that could have been done over the phone. Just another photo op to take to Joe in March. And while this clown show takes place, I don't recall seeing any of the ministers from MOD, MLIT, Health Ministry, or even the Chief Cabinet Secretary, Hayashi visiting the disaster area. Great leadership during a crisis Kishida.....really great.

1 ( +12 / -11 )

Maybe send the money to Ishikawa to help them first.

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Stop this mess and start talking, ALL wars end by TALKING.

There will be NO WINNERS in this war and or the Gaza Conflict, only Death and Destruction.

4 ( +12 / -8 )

Good on Japan. Hopefully the world sees this and wakes up to the wrongs of Putin, supports and keeps Ukraine free from Russian tyranny.

People who think Russia did a good thing by attacking Ukraine and thinking Ukraine should give up are anti democracy and freedom.

-1 ( +15 / -16 )

Do the maths on this...

A proxy war costs at a bare minimum $20 mil a day (that is less than one week of the skim-offs for the local cabal, who will take a massive haircut).

Nothing here makes dollars and sense. Suspect they have been put up to do this because the boys on the Hill Stateside aren't ready to issue another blank check.

-5 ( +9 / -14 )

Why via NATO? She's basically getting Japan to join Biden's senseless proxy war against Russia. And then she'll wonder why the Japan Russia relationship has deteriorated.

-3 ( +11 / -14 )

dbsaiyaToday  08:35 am JST

Hmm....travel around the world to do something that could have been done over the phone.

Do you also think that in a global company expensive international business trips are useless expense because everything can be done with Zoom?

7 ( +10 / -3 )

If the Japanese people don't complain about how this money is spent,

No matter how many foreigners complain, it is nothing more than interference in internal affairs.

If Japan is isolated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and has no need for trade or diplomacy with any country, there is no need to spend money.

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She's not actually giving money to Ukraine. She's giving equipment worth $37 000 000! So, the money is going from the Japanese government into Japanese manufacturer's pockets.

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mountainpearToday  10:44 am JST

Precisely. Wars make money in various quarters. War profiteering is the second oldest profession!

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$37 million?

Now if that is a personal donation by Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa I'm impressed!!!!!

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JJEToday 11:00 am JST

Precisely. Wars make money in various quarters. War profiteering is the second oldest profession!

That may be but are we to think that supporting a neighbor, our allies from invading armies is an unworthy cause because of profiteering? History has taught us one important lesson which many have undoubtedly forgotten or never understood. To appease and silently stand by and let a bully go unpunished only leads to more brazen behavior and a much greater price to be paid, morally and financially!

There are ways to deal with profiteering, where there is a will there is a way, but for some to use that as an excuse to not support those innocents who are being slaughtered is immoral.

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Every little bit helps.

Donate in support of freedom and democracy.

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stormcrowToday  12:23 pm JST

Every little bit helps.

Donate in support of freedom and democracy.

In Kiev, the sewers burst today, the city was flooded with sewage, and now, in the cold, Kiev streets risk turning into a foul-smelling swamp. It is now -12 in Kiev. As coincidence the mayor of Kiev Vitaly Klitchko has just bought a house in Germany for 7 million euros. So, the money of the Japanese taxpayers will be very useful

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

Wait a min, I just read the other headline before this one where Kishida was speaking of “budget constraints” dealing with the recent earthquake disaster. How is it that there’s no such issue when it comes to tossing ¥ across the world to those that are not even your constituents? Enquiring minds want to know.

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KukuToday 01:07 pm JST

In Kiev, the sewers burst today, the city was flooded with sewage, and now, in the cold, Kiev streets risk turning into a foul-smelling swamp. It is now -12 in Kiev.

So, what more crimes as a result of Russia's actions? The Germans caused lots of suffering in Ukraine, too, but they outlasted it.

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Today Madame Kamikawa reported (apparently, after the press conference in a basement of Kiev): "An air raid alarm sounded during the meeting, so we urgently decided to hold this press conference in a shelter. I now feel the tension and seriousness of the situation in Ukraine... "

Even the Ukrainian media themselves do not hide that there was no threat of shelling in Kiev on Christmas Day. Another production by comedians from the "95th quarter" is designed to plunge Western sponsors into the "horrors of war." A sweet naive woman...

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mountainpearToday  10:44 am JST

She's not actually giving money to Ukraine. She's giving equipment worth $37 000 000! So, the money is going from the Japanese government into Japanese manufacturer's pockets.

Not quite. The money is going to NATO in which will be going to European manufacturer's pocket to obtain the needed equipment not Japanese manufacturers as described within the article.

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You only hear of the money the Japanese government wants to to know about. Every country is giving more and so they should. Just like all the country's that helped Japan to rebuild after WW2 and after just about every disaster Japan has had.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Maybe send the money to Ishikawa to help them first.

Damn right mate.

It's called foreign policy. It enables Japan to exert influence in the world.

Japan exerts zero influence in Europe. It's only viewed as easy money donor. Period.

beeter headline could be3 7 millions from jpn taxpayers will be wasted-again.

Soo on mate.

The fact this additional aid is attracting anger from the fascist Russia supporters means it is the right thing to do.

More like from people who want to see their own tax money spent in Japan , on the Japanese people in need first. You call them fascist Russia supporters? Get some perspective and help dude.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Today Madame Kamikawa reported (apparently, after the press conference in a basement of Kiev): "An air raid alarm sounded during the meeting, so we urgently decided to hold this press conference in a shelter. I now feel the tension and seriousness of the situation in Ukraine... "

Yeah, these conveniently timed air raid sirens during visits by foreign govt reps are getting a bit old ever since the South African government delegation debunked that fake PR stunt during their visit last year. Domestic audience mushrooms who don't know any better might still swallow it hook line and sinker though.

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So she flew all the way there to pledge this when she could have done the same over the phone or Zoom. Great way to "spend" ahem (waste) tax payer money.

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Seems much more foreign military support for Ukraine will be defensive in nature moving forward, especially air defense. Why?

To buy time for Ukraine, while conflict's being resolved via backchannel channel negotiations now well underway.

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Ukrainians are a priority over Japanese people....

JGOV betrayed the Japanese people who pay taxes, especially after the nowadays deadly earthquake.

STOP TO PAY TAXES!!!! AND FIRE KISHIDA.

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