Simian Lane comments

Posted in: U.S., Philippine, Japanese forces hold combat drills See in context

Lots of discussion about whether the free world needs policing by the US. You only have to look at Russia and China now to see that it does.

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Posted in: U.S., Philippine, Japanese forces hold combat drills See in context

Finally. I love to see this kind of thing. It send a clear message to China and Russia that they need to rectify their appalling behavior.

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Posted in: Kabul blast a setback for Afghan women seeking education against the odds See in context

The Taliban, plus these suicide bombers, are disgusting men that should be eradicated, until they start respecting all human life,

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Posted in: New UK coins featuring image of King Charles revealed See in context

charles king ching ching

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Posted in: Gov't eyes new economic package to fight inflation, weak yen See in context

I won’t deny I’ve been enjoying these economic packages from our new nanny state. Cash in hand from Covid, then steady relief, now hopefully another cash package.

im pretty sure in tough times previous, the government just let people fall.

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Posted in: Japan, China mark 50 years since normalization of ties amid tensions See in context

“ stay away from Taiwan or we will be at war “

” the Senkaku islands are ours “

” no they’re not “

” what the hell have you done to HK?”

” Why are you in America’s arms?”

” Happy anniversary !”

”Happy anniversary !”

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Posted in: Taliban sign deal for Russian oil products, gas and wheat See in context

rats gravitate towards rats

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Posted in: McDonald’s Japan to raise prices on 60% of menu items See in context

Of course, the McDonalds price index per country is usually quite a good indicator of general prices in a country…so one can expect every food item to increase in price in Japan over the next year.

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Posted in: McDonald’s Japan to raise prices on 60% of menu items See in context

MacDonalds stinks as soon as you walk through the doors. The floors are greasy, and it’s overcrowded. These price increases might bring the numbers of visitors down. On a personal slant, it might even get me off my occasional Big Mac and fries fix.

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Posted in: Slain ex-PM Abe honored at divisive state funeral See in context

RIP Abe. When you wade through the cynicism, you brought Japan back to the forefront in many ways,

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Posted in: U.S. carrier, S Korean ships launch drills amid North's threat See in context

Anything to deter the plump fool that keeps firing off missiles into the sea. The cyclical back and forth between North Korea and Japan is sickeningly dull now. It’s time to shut him up for good.

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Posted in: Italians vote in election that could take far-right to power See in context

this far right lot are arrogant and sleazy, but I find the whole woke left movement equally repulsive. It’s a comeuppance of sorts, always, in politics,

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Posted in: North Korean nuclear law reflects global trend See in context

it doesn’t work either, because any media reporting bout North Korea is just boring now. It’s the same story on cycle over a 1000 times,

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Posted in: North Korean nuclear law reflects global trend See in context

Why does this country get so much free attention, I’ll never understand it. Wouldn’t it be better to just ignore them?

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Posted in: Kishida calls for U.N. reforms to address Russian aggression See in context

This guy hasn’t been very assertive against Russia. Aside from Ukraine itself, the UK, and the US have been the most assertive, with weapons and training .Although Joe’s rhetoric hasn’t been as cutting as I’d like, you’d expect him to step up the game now. Poland, Lithuania, the eastern NATO members have been very strong. Scandinavian too. Macron had gotten much, much better. Germany has been useless. Japan needs to step up now too.

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Posted in: Queen Elizabeth's coffin starts journey to final resting place See in context

A beautiful service. And the sun came out. RIP Your Majesty.

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Posted in: Over 75s top 15% of Japan's population for 1st time See in context

Pensions won’t lower. They will increase in value. Considerably even, once the next batch of prime ministers ( young people now ) come into office, and have to face that issue. Japan is a country with a solid system.

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Posted in: World leaders invited to attend Queen Elizabeth's funeral See in context

Russia would do well to take a glance at that audience, and get an idea of who they’re messing with.

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Posted in: Biden says U.S. forces would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion See in context

They’d have to, unfortunately. It’s right next to Okinawa, which the Chinese would press against next. By invading Taiwan, they, like Russia now, would threaten the whole global current order. And we ain’t having that,

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Posted in: Gov't to request energy-saving measures in winter over power crunch concerns See in context

Why dress it up?

Summed up in a sentence : there is a power emergency because Putin has declared war on us.

what to do?

Defeat Russia militarily.

Japan can also recover their northern islands.

At the same time, China can be dissuaded from Japan’s other massive security issue. An invasion of Taiwan.

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Posted in: U.S. considering China sanctions to deter action against Taiwan See in context

Good idea. Sanction them until they retreat from the military islands they have illegally built on beautiful reefs they don’t own. It’s outrageous,

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Posted in: Japan warns of intervention; BOJ conducts 'rate check' over yen's fall See in context

Japan is the third biggest economy in the world still. A fine achievement for a country so small, when you think how big numbers one and two are. As with times before, the government’s economists and banks will figure out the best way forward better than anyone in this comments section, thank god.

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Posted in: China keeps West guessing about economic pressure on Russia See in context

*push towards Taiwan

i meant

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Posted in: China keeps West guessing about economic pressure on Russia See in context

China keeps the west guessing, while we all read it on our Foxconn China based iPhones, tablets, etc. in our China based clothing.

if and when China decides to join the Ukraine war or push towards China, there is going to be a welcome revolution, where nothing we buy, eat, use will come from China again. That will be good. It will then be the west that keeps China guessing, not the other way around. And I can’t wait.

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Posted in: 'Succession' and 'Squid Game' big winners at television's Emmys See in context

Squid Game was a weeny bit like Battle Royale. But it was good. Succession was great though.

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Posted in: Vietnamese man fatally stabbed in Kawasaki See in context

Noted on the fact they both weren’t Japanese. Brutal. There seems to be a trend with crime amongst Vietnamese immigrants in Japan. Before you scream for links/evidence, why don’t you Google it yourselves. Anyway, if there is a trend of serious crime with a certain set of immigrants, the laws will change and they won’t be coming here anymore, you can bet that.

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Posted in: Western arms production to ramp up as Ukraine burns through stockpiles See in context

At least China is getting the message and staying the hell away. It is going to be a beautiful day when the Russians are kicked out of Ukraine and their fascist kingdom back at home collapses into a heap of rubble. Again.

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Posted in: State funeral for Abe appropriate given his achievements: Kishida See in context

You might disagree with his policies, or you might agree with them. Regardless, he held the highest position in Japan, emperor aside, and for the longest time. He has earned the respect of a state farewell.

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Posted in: Another U.S. congressional delegation visits Taiwan See in context


China should realize if they go within an inch of Taiwan or Okinawa, their forces will be blown out of the waters and skies.

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Posted in: Robot that stocks drinks is newest thing at FamilyMart in Japan See in context


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