sourpussToday 12:39 pm JST
"Killing yourself in the name of spite."
Just when you think you've heard it all...
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I think a lot of people blaming the victim and parents here have little understanding of what goes on in Japanese schools...
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The point of this article is not that nK has a missile that can reach Japan, its that they have a new base to launch them from. This means they're increasing their basing infrastructure and survivability.
What, like Japan isn't doing the same. And that's on top of hosting the biggest warmonger on the planet.
Remind me of the last time either of the Koreas attacked Japan on a large scale...
A whole list of other countries have weapons for their protection aimed at potential threats aggressors and have never used them. Where is the constant propoganda and fear-mongering in regards to them?
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The 1965 agreement was doomed from the moment it was signed, and only the Japanese think otherwise.
The fact that Japan has failed miserably to come to terms with its actions prior and during WWII, evident by clinging to its victim narrative and unwillingness to teach its students Japan's history in full, support your comment above.
Japan still honours its war criminals, and the factors that led Japan into war the last time were never dismantled properly (example; nationalist education system and government). Hence Japan is ambling its way toward all out war with its neighbors again.
This comes as no surprise if you truly understand what's below the surface in Japanese society at large, and can compare that baseline to a truly democratic society.
Japan is quick to blame Korean politicians for this whole problem, while conveniently ignoring the abysmal historic ongoings in Korea, and things that were done to Korean nationals.
If Korea were to do that to Japan nowadays, would Japan just forgive and forget an unapologetic Korea within a few generations?
Go ahead and downvote as your cognitive dissonance takes control...
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Nothing like a bit of propaganda to see the in the new Emperor.
Meanwhile, the people continue to suffer in the real Japan...
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Deflect and deny.. great work, guys!
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NZ2011 - ask them if they are aware of Japan having fought Australia, and their attempt to invade Australia during the war next time...
My comment stands.
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Japan is screwed if supply lines are ever cut for any reason.
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Prosecutors have said they sought the restrictions to prevent evidence tampering and collusion to create false narratives.
Yet, the prosecutors can just have at it with the evidence tampering, eh?
I can't wait for the day when this all implodes and Ghosn is free to tell the world about the gross injustices that he endured.
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Every older person I have spoken to in Japan was but a child in those times scared and terrified of war..
It has to be time to move on, living in the past is as dangerous politically as it is in our personal lives.
Most citizens of Japan have no idea what happened in that era due to constant whitewashing and propaganda. The government of Japan never took proper responsibility and admitted it's wrongdoings, otherwise it would be well documents in school text books for example. It's not. And that's why it's not over...
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most people are just busy living their lives working hard, probably too long in most cases, they are not an evil army waiting to do Abe’s bidding.
Exactly how the LDP wants them; docile and unaware of what's happening in the world beyond the propaganda pumped into them while they are catatonic after a 13 hour day...
Japan doesn't influence it's citizens? Ha! Tell me another joke...
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Interesting that we still have such tireless deniers of this dark part of Japan's history when Imperial Japanese Army soldiers have already confirmed the veracity of SK's claims, because they were there and witnessed some of the atrocities... came out with their guilt later.
I guess they remembered it wrong?
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I think these death threats should be taken VERY seriously!
I hope that priorities are in order here, and that right and wrong (legal and illegal) is not list in the cloudiness of blind nationalism.
Kawamura is not fit for office.
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Some things shouldn't be messed with...
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Nagato said he was not aware of any cases of unlawful practice when the group sold shares of its insurance unit earlier this year.
Since when has that been a legal defense? Where are those tireless JP prosecutors now?!
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Just a year ago they were saying they wanted to change article 9, so that they can, for example, send troops to assist in foreign wars...
I don't trust one member of this government further than I can spit.
Bug bite to leave the constitution, as is, here!
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The idea the Chinese trolls and American racist equally promote, that an unleashed Japan will rampage over Asia again and hence it has to remain muzzled, is patently ridiculous.
I'm neither American nor Chinese, but I'm gonna chime in here anyway. This is a simple strawman argument that you make here.
There could be many negative outcomes. To highlight but one though: due to Japan's history of aggression and current dismal relationships with its neighbors, it might be other nearby countries that rampage all over Japan the moment that an armed Japan makes one aggressive gesture.
As things stand, Japan's neighbors have no need to do that. Let's keep it that way and avoid mass suffering this time around. Name the last time Japan was attacked by a military force...
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There were keys in two separate places.
Ummm... whether or not they were necessary, this and other evidence highlights a huge disregard of safety, as is evident by the huge loss of life.
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His idea of 'flexible' is 'he will make them understand'...
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A great example of how too much protectionism, coupled with hyper-conservatism, will end up causing mass-inconvenience and worse.
The trains can't handle the demand now. Brace for Chinese style 'odd numbered registration cars drive on Monday, even numbered cars on Tuesday' kind of BS.
Wat a massive PITA the Olympics will be to Tokyoites and beyond, and only to line the pockets of few entitled fools.
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That's how they make 'em...
The corruption gets to them young, and in every corner of society. It's easier just to ignore it all and pray for tunnel vision.
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I think it's quite obvious that the economy and other plethora of internal hardships are far more pressing than the constitution that is obviously working well at keeping Japan away from mass suffering again...
And participating in proxy wars is not a good way, for obvious reasons for those who care to look, to kickstart said ailing economy...
But as a few mentioned above. The Japanese will vote them in again because they largely asleep at the wheel and unable to see how duped they are due to years of hardcore brainwashing as they go through the education system and beyond.
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It appears that the "peaceful" Iranians have now attacked six tankers with limpet mines
Any proof of that?
shot down a U.S. drone
Interested to know whose airspace this death machine was in...
threatened a U.S. warship with toy drone,
Wow! Must have been terrifying...
and have hijacked two tankers. All in the name of "peace"?
The tanker broke Iranian law in Iranian waters. Hence the boarding and processing of the ship that they then sent on it's way. Any developed nation would do the same.
Iran is not allowed to enforce its own laws? It's a sovereign nation, not a cash cow in a gimp mask for Team 'Merica!
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Tit for tat, except that the US is the one that placed crippling embargoes on Iran for having the same weapons that a bunch of nations around the globe do (coincidentally, the US has the most and is the only nation to have ever used them as a weapon...).
Or let the oil corporations create their own militaries to fight for their interests. But then come to think of it, maybe in the case of the US, they already have.
This! The US way if pushing nations into war are so transparent these days. The US government has turned its country into a rogue state.
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I think the parents have been punished enough. Some curious two year olds have quite an aptitude for getting into, and out of things.
No parent can purport to be perfect. The mother (and father) overlooked the danger and paid the ultimate price, get off their case!
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"Eating whale is part of our food culture, and we want to teach the children to have pride in their hometown and its traditions," she added. "They're 10, they're just the right age to take lots of things in."
How small to force this barbaric, wasteful and ignorant part of Japanese society down school kids throats.
Notice how I said 'society' and not 'culture'? Here's why:
Shinichi Nojiri, a 59-year-old worker at a shipbuilding company who used a vacation day to come watch, said he thought the process was a bit grotesque and he personally couldn't remember having eaten whale, although many older Japanese had it in school lunches.
Its not culture, it is toxic pride and propaganda...
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They did try - a number of the bodies were found in that stairwell apparently.
I read elsewhere that the door to the roof, in typical fashion, was locked...
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Seems that many people here didn't read the article properly. He is doing this in a Dutch court - a place where a fair trial is FAR more likely to take place and in a far less corrupt court than any court in Japan.
It's a great move as a win there would set a nice international precedent ahead of proceedings in Japan.
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We always knew Trump's actions would create war and imbalance in the world... And here we are.
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