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Kishida arrives in U.S. for summit, state dinner

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By MARI YAMAGUCHI

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They make a perfect pair, one doddering and one idiot.

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Kishida, stung by a corruption scandal, needs a successful U.S. visit to shore up low support ratings at home.

scandal — scandals

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Is it too much to wish for China to throw Putin under the bus and join the U.S. Japan alliance? Everyone would make more money and our children would not have to grow up under a second Cold War.

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Who are the kids in the picture? Do they travel from Japan? Are we paying for their trip?

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While the Japanese people are becoming impoverished, Kishida is off on, yet another money and fuel guzzling trip.

Instead of dialogue with a neighboring country ,Kishida Jets off to another continent to scheme and purchase offensive weapons.

The role and duties of modern day politicians should be re-evaluated as a matter of urgency

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Japan seems to attend a lot of summits these days, but they never seem to go by anywhere.

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I’m guessing the kids are from a DC-area Japanese language school

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Japan seems to attend a lot of summits these days, but they never seem to go by anywhere.

And even fewer results or benefits from these gabfests.

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Looking snazzy. Putin will be upset that all he gets is a bowl under the table in the places he is allowed.

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Can he just stay there permanently? He likes being overseas more than being in Japan anyway.

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@Qurispu:  people are becoming impoverished

Dis-infrom and dash again? Sources to back that up, or leave the disinfomation floating hoping a poorly educated follower will parrot, maybe on *chan? Same old soviet tactic.

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Best of Luck.

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Excuse my cynicism, a change of government, Tuesday, November 5, 2024, "all bets are off".

Please I am not in anyway going to have a personal pop at either Donald Trump or Joe Biden

Following primary victories on Tuesday, the Betfair odds on Biden winning reelection in November were reduced from 2/1, or 33.3 percent, to 15/8, or 35 percent. Trump's odds remained unchanged at 11/10, or 48 percent, after his primary triumphs.

Betfair spokesperson Sam Rosbottom told Newsweek that a clear plurality of bettors expect Trump to win the 2024 presidential election, but that Biden's position has improved over the past week.

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Betfair current breakdown......

https://www.betfair.com/exchange/plus/en/politics/usa-presidential-election-2024/election-winner-betting-1.176878927

Look please, the likelihood of a change of government needs to be fully understood.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is no doubt fully aware of this fact.

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Should be a good meeting with our great and powerful, not to mention duly elected president.

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It's all show. They know Joe isn't going to get reelected.

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He likes being overseas more than being in Japan anyway.

Narrator: This is the first time PM Kishida left Japan in 2024.

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obladiToday 07:55 am JST

Is it too much to wish for China to throw Putin under the bus and join the U.S. Japan alliance?

Yes, because for that China would want Taiwan, the South China Sea, and the Senkakus (at least). And for everyone to ignore its horrific treatment of its citizens, including Tibet, Hong Kong, and the Xinjiang genocide.

Oh, and for a deluge of Chinese goods -- made with forced labor, zero regard for the environment, and in-built CCP spying -- to be freely dumped on our markets.

The rest of us are far better off without China and Russia.

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@itsonlyrocknroll Large power plants of any variety are far more energy efficient than ICU engines and can be located outside of dense, urban populations. Win, win.

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Correction:

If the Japanese Prime Minister is invited but not the Emperor, the dinner would likely be referred to as an official or formal dinner rather than a state dinner. State dinners are typically reserved for visits by heads of state, such as monarchs, presidents, or other sovereign leaders. When a head of government, such as the Prime Minister, is invited instead of the head of state, the event may be considered an official dinner to acknowledge the diplomatic visit and strengthen bilateral relations.

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Kishida is also reaching out to the American public to showcase Japan’s contribution to the U.S. economy

yeah, he's telling them how weak the yen is and how the very powerful dollar is allowing for so many people to travel to Japan now.

Yet, the Japanese working class public and their economy is still in the toilet, despite all the tourism. Go figure.

Kishida, stung by a corruption scandal, needs a successful U.S. visit to shore up low support ratings at home.

No. he just needs to go. Away. Nothing short of capturing Putin and Xi by himself or uplifting the entire economy will get him into any kind of support in Japan.

Kishida said he plans to

well........that's where you know the article is complete nonsense. Kishida spoke.

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Qurispu: people are becoming impoverished

Dis-infrom and dash again? Sources to back that up, or leave the disinfomation floating hoping a poorly educated follower will parrot, maybe on chan? Same old soviet tactic.*

Yawn...take a walk down the street of any town in Japan and ask a random hundred people whether they feel more or less impoverished since Kishida became a PM and you,ll get a clear answer. ( Granted if you ask pedestrians in Ginza, Azabu etc you might get the opposite result ). Btw, what do " soviet tactics " have to do with anything here? Some posters can't get cold war out of the head apparently.

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Japan seems to attend a lot of summits these days, but they never seem to go by anywhere.

And even fewer results or benefits from these gabfests.

Well, that's a bit unfair, companies in the arms business and their shills will benefit greatly from the increased military spending. The poor average Japanese taxpayers on the other hand...not really.

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Why a summit meeting between Joe Biden and Fumio Kishida this time around? Kishida is a very important prime minister as far as the U.S. is concerned. He is a "Yes" man to Washington, faithfully implementing whatever Washington may dictate him to do. 

And so, his sagging popularity at home must be a great concern to Washington. The idea of a summit meeting and a speech at U.S. Congress was thus hit upon to help boost his popularity.

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PTownsend

Dis-infrom and dash again? Sources to back that up, or leave the disinfomation floating hoping a poorly educated follower will parrot, maybe on *chan? Same old soviet tactic.

I’m the source.

Living,breathing,seeing,thinking ….me!

Oh, and the lady at the supermarket checkout the other day that had lost it and was mumbling about the inability to marry and 2 million yen’s worth of debt.

Ill be looking for more examples for you this week…

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“Don't remember any wars starting when Trump was the POTUS.”

Trump enabled and encouraged Putin ! And yes …. Trump started a civil war 2.0

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Will the LDP provide entertainment.

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Present Japan PM who only wants to maintain regime of himself visits to flatter US again with ignoring deliberation at the Diet or even accountability to nation people.

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dev/randomToday  09:51 am JST

He likes being overseas more than being in Japan anyway.

“ Narrator: This is the first time PM Kishida left Japan in 2024. “

So?

You should see the way he smiles when he’s in the US—that’s the kind of smile you see in little kids when they go to the Disneyland for the first time.

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