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Posted in: Philippine President Marcos to visit Japan next week See in context

The Japan, US, Philippines coalition is shaping up quite nicely. Taiwan and the free seas around it - beautiful seas and coral islands - need careful protecting

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Posted in: Murakami to publish first new novel in six years See in context

Details of the plot were kept under wraps to respect Murakami's desire for "readers to discover it without knowing anything beforehand", Shinchosha said at the time.

let me a hazard a guess: cats are involved, as is jilted love, jazz and suicide,

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Posted in: Australia targets Myanmar, Iran with economic sanctions See in context

Well the point is, Myanmar has been open to investment for a lot of Japanese companies over the last ten years because it was becoming a more stable and democratic place. Like Russia, some Japanese companies have probably been slow getting out, but a lot did as soon as the coup happened, and the Japanese government condemned it. You would expect all Japanese companies to exit now, with the welcomed increased media attention Myanmar is now getting .

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Posted in: UK braces for chaos as half a million teachers, civil servants, train drivers walk out See in context

I’d fire ‘em all, or dock their salaries. Or why don’t they just quit and find another job? Not because I don’t sympathize with people that are low paid. But because we have just come out of a pandemic, and are now in a war with inflation and high energy prices. Everyone is suffering, and those that strike, are sticking the boot in for the rest of the population who want a hospital appointment or need to catch a train somewhere. At this moment in time, hate to say it , but it’s cynical and selfish to strike. Negotiate with your bosses privately, or quit your job, or suck it up until more stable times

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Posted in: Australia targets Myanmar, Iran with economic sanctions See in context

Good. Myanmar needs all the help it can get. Russia and China, etc., selling the army there planes to bomb kids and civilians. Horrific.

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Posted in: Russia rules out talks with Japan on fishing near disputed islands See in context

Cool. Tell Russia we don’t negotiate with murderers, but after they’ve mopped all the blood up, we’ll have a rethink.

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Posted in: 34% of Japan's small, mid-sized firms intend to hike pay: survey See in context

Wage increases will happen organically, eventually. About the time where people realize,

” I have to work an hour to buy a pack of salada PRETZ??”

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Posted in: Japan to uphold apology if South Korea settles wartime labor issue See in context

“ Sorry about the war,”

” Apology accepted. It was a long time ago. Let’s move on.”

” Yes. Thanks.”

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Posted in: North Korea calls U.S. pledge of tanks to Ukraine 'unethical crime' See in context

But no one cares what North Korea thinks because they are a joke of a country that contributes nothing good to the world whatsoever.

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Posted in: Fighting heats up in Ukraine's east and north after tank pledges See in context

Nothing against Russians per se, my good friend is one, but Ukraine should be given a surplus of fighter jets and bombers to send the invaders back to Russia quicksharpish. It’s not even up for debate who is the aggressor and the wrong side here, although the internet will bark otherwise regardless

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Posted in: Woman decides to go for a walk on the busiest train tracks at Shibuya Station See in context

That’s a single-minded woman alright. She will never admit to any wrongdoing, that’s for sure.

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Posted in: EU official says Russia shifting war focus to NATO and the West See in context

Give Ukraine some stealth bombers on the condition they only use them within Ukraine. Job done.

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Posted in: Ukraine urges Australian Open to ban Djokovic's father from attending See in context

How’s it legal to wear a Z shirt in Australia? It’s the sign of invading a country, then putting a bullet in a Ukrainian civilian’s head and throwing them in a ditch, or raping and killing a Ukrainian woman. They are the same as the nazis, and it’s a sickening overlook from the Aussie government once again

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Posted in: Philippines to appeal ICC resumption of drug war probe See in context

A lot of people crossing their arms in that picture. It’s a sign of utter astonishment that their government did that.

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Posted in: 8 arrested in case linked to 'Luffy' group robberies across Japan See in context

ah, the stickily named ‘Luffy robberies’. A story with a bite that every household in Japan can gossip over for the next few months.

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Posted in: Kishida to consider visiting Ukraine if right conditions are met See in context

Nice to see anti-US, anti-Japan comments dropping off a bit. They stand with Ukraine. As does the UK, the Baltics, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Canada, Australia, South Korea, Taiwan, and the rest of the Allies. Mr. Zelenskiy is an exceptional leader of our times. And the Ukrainians fight fascists for all of us. Love and respect to Ukraine.

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Posted in: North Korea locks down Pyongyang over 'respiratory illness' - report See in context

The leadership of that country is a ‘respiratory illness’ for all of its people.

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Posted in: Russian official warns West of destruction for arming Ukraine See in context

Custard has more credibility than Russia’s parliament.

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Posted in: Kishida weighs Ukraine visit in February to hold talks with Zelenskyy: report See in context

Good. It shows Russia that their invasion of Ukraine has made them an enemy of not only Europe and the U.S., etc., but Japan too. Such an invasion will never be tolerated. The Allies are strengthening by the day.

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Posted in: Sakhalin exception: The Russian energy Japan can't quit See in context

The nature of Russia’s unprovoked invasion is so brutal and cynical and nasty that countries have no choice but to sever ties with Russia. Of course it’s a deeply uncomfortable situation to be in, with energy bills rising, but as a human being, there is simply no other way to act. You can’t look on and explain it away with silly thoughts like ‘ wars happen’. This one is unprecedented in its implications - That it is waged by a super power who had openly said it seeks to destroy us. To not act is to lose.

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Posted in: Police trying to identify victim after dismembered body parts found in two suitcases See in context

Courage is needed in these awry times, when the world seems constantly plagued with bad news.

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Posted in: Ramstein summit fails to agree on Leopard tanks deal for Ukraine See in context

Pathetic. You can only feel helpless watching these governments bumble through. Send Ukraine today an arsenal big enough to whoop the terrorists right back where they came from.

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Posted in: Kyoto Animation arson-murder trial may begin late this year See in context

Hey I always see you seven guys in the death articles, thanks for keeping it civil

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Posted in: First U.S. 'Super Mario' theme park to open in California See in context

If he’s that Super, Mario can fix the homeless problem over there!

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Posted in: Kyoto Animation arson-murder trial may begin late this year See in context

Ah the nice fella who burned alive a bunch of peaceful people like you and I. Why he’s still breathing, I’ll never know.

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Posted in: Jacinda Ardern to step down as New Zealand prime minister See in context

Nice woman, but I constantly tut-tutted her Covid policy. Being overly cautious, and then draconian. At the end of the day, this liberal wave of politicians that she was one of overly focused on equality and Me too and BLM, as well as poleaxing Trump and his ilk, at the huge risk of not seeing what was happening in China, Russia, Iran, etc. They were slow to act. This emboldened monsters like Putin, and now Jacinda doesn’t have the fight in her to deal with it. What the west needs now are harder, tougher, dare I say it nastier politicians to clean up the trash

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Posted in: Japan to roll out plans to back Ukraine at 'appropriate time,' U.S. official says See in context

Here’s an idea for the couple of weeks / months :

1) Kishida pay a visit to Kiev

2) Send Ukrainian troops to Japan and South Korea to train on weapons systems

3) Ship said weapons to Ukraine

In the name of international peace and democracy

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Posted in: Ukraine strike deaths hit 40; Russia seen preparing long war See in context

People venting their anger on the comments sections daily. Not long now though, hopefully, when NATO begin to deploy tanks and troops and artillery to drive out the civilian killers. No one can stomach seeing civilians directly targeted each day. No European government can sit idly by for much longer.

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Posted in: Russian ex-President Medvedev says Kishida should disembowel himself See in context

According to Wikipedia : The "Napoleon complex", known informally as small man syndrome, is a syndrome normally attributed to people of small stature. It is characterized by overly-aggressive or domineering social behavior.

This man is all bark and no bite. He has a recent history of coming up with the nastiest things he can think of. Better to just ignore him and he’ll go away soon.

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Posted in: Biden and Kishida discuss Japan stepping up security See in context

Kishida is Joe’s Man in Japan

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