So what happened to the 1 billion yen that Japan had already given to those Koreans 6 years ago? This seems like a ploy by the thick skinned Korean prostitutes and their descendants to milk the so called 'comfort women' issue in order to gain more easy money from Japan.
The Japanese govt should say enough is enough, and ignore those Koreans for good. After all, none of the women were kidnapped into prostitution by the IJA or the Japanese govt, but the combination of choosing it at their own free will, or being lured, sold, and tricked into that profession by the civillians, most of whom are their own brethrens, the ethnic Korean agents, just like the South Korean comfort stations serving American troops in the 50's and 60's, I'm pretty sure that nobody had ever kidnapped those women, or are they?
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"Communist China will stop at nothing to prevent its people from seeking freedom elsewhere," a US embassy spokesperson told AFP.
Isn't it a bit too late for those guys to seek for freedom elsewhere after organising riots all over HK?
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If found guilty, that POS must be disposed of on the very day that the appeal process had expired. Otherwise it will be a waste of taxpayers money to keep him alive for even a day more
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Since the Koreans are so fond of commemorating war crimes, the Japanese also should follow suit by commemorating and setting up a few statue of their own in Vietnam to commemorate the Koreans rape of the pitiful Vietnamese. Japan can also help the Korean themselves in raising their people awareness of their govt hypocrisy by setting up memorials for the Koreans recruited to work in govt owned comfort stations during the Korean War.
The article above offer a good insight on the modern Koreans two-facedness.
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Very irresponsible. No sane parents out there would leave their 4 and 6 years old kids alone at home, what's more with potentially dangerous (for children) items within their kids' reach.
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It is fine even if one day women participation does exceed the 50% mark, provided that those candidates were chosen based on merit, instead of gender-picked due to the need of satisfying the PC brigade out there.
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The Chinese I'm sure will probably just laugh it off. I mean what can Japan really do to them, with all those restrictions the Yanks had put on the Japanese armed forces? This'll just give way to more Chinese encroachment on the Senkakus with neither Japan or its supposed protector, the US unable to do anything except for the usual lip service.
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These fifth columns should be given 2 options. Either to fully assimilate themselves, or pack-up and scram back to their North Korean motherland. Japan too should had forcefully expelled these commies after the end of WW2.
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What an irresponsible mother and father. The JP govt should let the social services take over the children welfare in cases like this, and give the children up for adoption to some capable parents out there.
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This is the reason why those old relics shouldn't be allowed near a steering wheel.
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$8 billion? That is madness! Japan should tell the Yanks to either stick with the original figure, or get out of Japan!
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Whilst having more naval assets is certainly an advantage, what Japan needs more is a weapon that can act as a deterrence to intimidate any potential enemies (Korea & China?). So Suga-san will have to do more in convincing Japanese MPs to vote in favour of the Article 9 ammendment.
Looking forward to the day when Japan had finally got their hand on weapons that can obliterate entire cities!
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There's an uproar here on the comment section a few days ago on an article regarding to the accessibility of contraceptives in Japan, which many leftist argued as backward and not as female-friendly as compared to the west.
Well, Japan is finally taking a precedent here on the matter of female protection. The lot of you are now probably jumping in joys.
I suggest that the next step should be separating any female and male competition altogether, as well as allowing the spectators to only watch sporting tournaments that consists of their respective genders. I bet that women football, for example, will really thrive then. Oh, and you'll no longer have to worries about the males wandering eyes that as you guys had been saying, are sexualising the lot of you in every way!
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There's no way that any missile defence systems are going to shields Japan from the Korean missile threats with a hundred percent efficiency. The only way out for Japan here is to abolish the no longer relevant Article 9 of the American-imposed constitution to enable Japan to legally develop its own strike capability as a tit-for-tat detterence.
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Bears that had strayed from its natural habitat and attacked humans, should be hunted and culled ASAP. Once these beasts had tasted human flesh there's the danger of them hunting for more human prey.
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I'm sure that the every law enforcement out there do have proper medical procedures to help prevent rape victims from getting pregnant, without needing the victims to get their hand on the contraceptive themselves.
the police will always be there, ready to most likely waster your time.
Oh well, when even a drunken sexual intercourse between two consenting adults these days have that possibility of being turned into a rape allegation, I'm certain that the police too won't be able to entertain all of those pseudo rape victims.
I do agree though, that this demographic group will certainly be benefiting a lot from the easing of contraceptives procurement!
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This is the reason why Japan need to ditch its alliance with the racist yanks, and move closer into cooperation with its traditional partner in Asia, China.
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Getting a prescription quickly can be hard for victims of rape or other sexual violence, they say.
Don't be ridiculous, JT. The first thing that any rape victims needed to do is not to run to a nearby pharmacy to buy a morning after pill. The priority should be to make a police report. These guys (police) will then take care of the pregnancy prevention, whatever the methods are.
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How it was even considered a discrimination is beyond me.
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The question is if the United States is trustable enough to commit their military in case Japan is attacked by one if its foes, as history had shown that unless there's something in it for the Americans to gain, they just can't be arsed to join a war. Look at their supposed allies that they had abandon in recent years, like the Kurds in Syria.
Think it'll be wiser for Japan to rely on themselves. They should start by scrapping that American imposed pacifist constitution and replace it with something more suited to the volatile region where Japan is located.
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As a sovereign nation, Britain should be entitled to put in place whatever new bills they felt needed to offset that one-sided withdrawal agreement!
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"South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday said his government was always ready to talk with Japan over historic disputes."
Then followed by bilateral agreements. Only to be voided later, everytime a new govt took over the administration of the ROK.
So judging from past events, having a JP-KR bilateral talk is alright. Striking a deal on the other hand should be a tad bit foolish, unless those ojisans running the Japanese govt had all turned amnesics!
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The doctor recommends temperature checks at the nightclub entrance, safe distancing between seats,...
I take it that they meant to say the safe distancing between fellow customers, else what is the point of visiting hostess clubs with all these restrictions in place?
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She's got a whole life ahead of her. It is such a waste dying over the words uttered by some irrelevant trolls on the social media.
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With the very, very soft approach taken by the Japanese gov so far in its handling of this pandemic (ie. Non-mandatory quarantine policy, lack of urgency in implementing lockdown, inadequate testing, etc), it will not be surprising if Japan were to follow into the footstep of the EU and the US with thousands to end up dead, and what's more Japan is especially vulnerable due to its higher proportion of aged citizen.
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Not surprising. I bet that the threat of not renewing the GSOMIA was in the first place, just a bluff made in the hope of American interventions on the ROK side.
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Good. It isn't in the interest of the Japanese nation to have any bilateral deals/agreements with a nation seems to have the hobby of terminating them on a whim, like the ROK.
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From the taxpayers. This means you, if you live in Japan.
I'm sure that monarchy had been in place long before you've migrated to Japan, Chip Star. Quite baffled as to why you're complaining over it since I bet that nobody had ever forced you to move to the country.
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This kind of neighbourly threat is exactly why Japan need a proper military, without the limitation currently imposed on its offensive capabilities (i.e nukes, ballistic missiles, aircraft carriers) as deterrent.
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America wouldn't step in and help if Japan instigated it.
Then all the more reason for Japan to remilitarise. Even as little as 2 percents of its GDP spent on the military anually will already suffice for Japan to surpass the Russian's.
Let us say that PM Abe will succeed next year in ammending the increasingly less relevant Japan's constitution and green light the mass productions of offensive weaponries over the next 10-20 years, I doubt that you'll still regard Japan as not a match of the Russians by then, let alone the South Koreans.
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