Biden is doing ok. He came here and basically said to China, dont even think about invading Taiwan or we will attack you back. Good.
-7 ( +11 / -18 )
People love to come here for sushi. The roads are so packed in Kyoto these days. You can’t move for Chinese tourists. And Sky Tree. And okonomiyaki, I forgot that. And Disney Sea. And USJ. And baseball. People flock here for the baseball. And Tokyo. I was up on Ginza chuo dori yesterday and all the tour buses suffocated me. People buying brand new suitcases, oh my.
-7 ( +3 / -10 )
That’s because China and Russia are the enemy. And they’re poking. It’s lucky I’m not PM. They’d get two warnings, then I’d shoot them out the sky.
3 ( +13 / -10 )
To the above poster, QUAD is addressing the Indo pacific region, it’s not about NATO and Russia. This is about China first and foremost, and them killing a bunch of Indian soldiers last year in a border skirmish, and it’s about the islands in the China Seas, and Taiwan, and stopping China expanding. The QUAD is really empowered by having India on its side. It’s the right thing to be doing, and with any luck, and probably inevitably, either Russia will back down in Ukraine, or India will choose the right side to be on finally.
8 ( +13 / -5 )
Those Japanese ministers must all be pulling their hair out, not being able to visit that country-turned-cesspool, all owing to one massive fascist loser.
12 ( +24 / -12 )
stop with the spoon feeding and do as you please. otherwise, it can often feel like a bunch of stiffs overseeing a nation of babies.
17 ( +37 / -20 )
The combined might of the Allies would blow Moscow into smithereens. Pesky Putin would do very well to remember that.
-10 ( +21 / -31 )
You’d think Syria would have had enough of war by now, but fine, if more of their troops want to die, and they want their country to be even more ousted than it already is, then they should go and hold hands with the Russian cowards.
0 ( +10 / -10 )
And for the record, Russia’s disastrous invasion now even makes the Ukrainian ‘fringe’ far right battalions look like complete heroes defending their country, people, and our freedoms too,
9 ( +19 / -10 )
Good for them. About the only course of action when a bunch of brain dead slabs of meat bundle over the border into your country.
18 ( +26 / -8 )
What an awful decision. It’s like getting a bad virus three years ago and cancelling your schedule book out of fear for the next three years. Might as well be bold, is the other side of the argument. And for what it’s worth, I also got covid. It was very chesty, to the point of being a bit scary, sore throat too, but I was ok finally. Some are not. But regardless, is the argument.
13 ( +24 / -11 )
62.9% of people with foreign roots in Japan questioned by police
with all due respect, it’s like saying 58.3 percent of non Japanese prefer salt popcorn.
i just don’t know what conclusions are implied, over what anyone who has lived here has a sense about anything here.
-29 ( +7 / -36 )
Hiro, the aim of Ukraine is to defeat Russia on Ukrainian soil. It can be achieved with the right weapons. That is Zelensky’s idea, not mine. He continuously asks for bigger weapons to defeat the aggressor and I agree with him. He is fortunate that he has a very capable and willing army to carry this out. It’s not about hoping Russia will back down, it’s about defeating Russia in the meantime, so they crawl back into Russia and cease massacring Ukrainian citizens daily. If and when they start using chemical weapons, then that will be a game changer that will ultimately lead to their even quicker demise.
15 ( +25 / -10 )
All these daily reports of additional companies extracting their businesses from Russia, new sanctions on further Russian banks, exclusion of Russia from global organizations, list extensions of Russian elites with financial bans - these things don’t size up to a fat missile landing on 50 civilian heads, or 100s of citizens each with a shot to the back of their head. The only way to act is by funding and supplying the Ukrainian army with bigger, more sophisticated weaponry, for air, ground and sea, and lots of it.
12 ( +24 / -12 )
These economic sanctions alone just seem tasteless. I’ve always maintained the sooner this man is in the ground like all of his innocent victims, or better, shackled and stood in front of The Hague, the better shape the whole world will be in. Him and the Chechen idiot, plus Laprov and Shoygu.
China is a disgrace too with their slippery opportunism, thinking somehow that this terrorist war might tilt the world in their favor. India also, although their excuse is just fear and economic interests. Which is obviously bad when it goes above morality, but not half as bad as China, who in turn are not half as bad as Russia, or more accurately, Putin and his gang of murderers.
2 ( +9 / -7 )
Of course. The only thing to reject is the Russian leader and the world will only be in a better place once he joins all his victims in the ground.
8 ( +15 / -7 )
The right move. It’s not about history or allegiances, it’s plainly about a criminal war waged by the biggest crackpot of our generation. The sooner he is in the grave, the sinner the world will rejoice.
6 ( +16 / -10 )
He may address the Diet, with something along the lines,
” Russia is doing now what you did in 1941 “
anyway, unfortunate historical parallels aside, I hope his speech to the Diet will bring even more assistance from Japan , even more empathy from Japanese people , and more understanding that this war is also our war as it will eventually affect everyone here too if Taiwan is next and these savage autocrats succeed
6 ( +12 / -6 )
I have never felt so much anger for one sniveling (half) man.
5 ( +16 / -11 )
Shame on India for not labeling Russia’s leader a dirty lying war criminal yet.
8 ( +20 / -12 )
A brave and excellent woman. There are two types of Russian. Those that support the war and those that don’t.
1 ( +11 / -10 )
Range Rover is temporarily suspending business in Russia today. Prada yesterday. Marks and Spencer’s tomorrow. While the ex-KGB worm drops bombs hourly on civilian heads.
16 ( +27 / -11 )
The question being, at what point does NATO and the US intervene militarily and help a neighbor that is getting stomped on slowly? Because, regardless of NATO policy, it goes against all western values, Christian values, Samaritan values, playground values, family values, to just stand around and watch a friend get annihilated.
-2 ( +14 / -16 )
Good for them, they have my full support and I salute their bravery. Most folks are scared of the nuclear threat but I’m not losing any sleep over it. And this is how the West’s mentality needs to change. They have become softened by wealth, their perceived freedoms; they have become too precious. But like a dog or bear, he smells fear, so you must be fearless. As Ukraine is - although hammering on about how brave the Ukrainians are, is a distraction too. Instead, we should be doing more to help them. And the worst thing we can be is scared. So don’t be. The West will defeat his sordid plans like this.
17 ( +37 / -20 )
It’s time for NATO to bloody Russia’s nose and bomb some of its artillery positions within Ukraine that are firing indiscriminately on citizens. The nuclear option remains an existential threat for everyone as Russia knows full well Moscow would be dust in seconds too.
-16 ( +16 / -32 )
the cowardly Belarusian and his sordid peace deal venue, with its long red curtains, silver cutlery, long table with bottles of mineral water on it, etc., - while putin’s conscripts edge closer to Kiev. Both of them are halfway into hell already and sweating.
32 ( +39 / -7 )