Christopher Glen comments

Posted in: Document on Abe cronyism scandal found at ministry despite PM's denial See in context

Not looking good for Abe

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Posted in: Scandal-hit Abe unlikely to get 3rd term as LDP leader: ex-PM Koizumi See in context

I suspect Abe doesn’t have much longer in the job

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Posted in: Japan's new soccer coach vows to build on 'world-class' technique See in context

Precisely

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Posted in: Abe sticks to denials as scandal doubts keep swirling See in context

From the picture, Aso looks like he has trouble keeping up - and should at least resign.

Abe looks arrogantly dismissive, and reliant of denials. Sorry guys, the scandals aren’t going away.

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Posted in: Abe cabinet support rate edges up to 42% See in context

Abe has nothing to do with the current state of affairs with North Korea - that is completely Trump’s doing.

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Posted in: Whalers return from Antarctic; no protest activities reported See in context

Precisely

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Posted in: Turning to diplomacy, Abe hopes to change channel from scandal woes See in context

Still waiting for him to take responsibility for Moritomo Gakuen and resign

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic CEO promises clean water for 2020 Games See in context

See that’s the nasty thing about radiation, particularly in Fukushima - it’s invisible.

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Posted in: Opposition steps up calls for Abe's wife to testify at Diet over land deal See in context

Here’s hoping. The issue shouldn’t be allowed to go away till Akie takes the stand.

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Posted in: Opposition steps up calls for Abe's wife to testify at Diet over land deal See in context

If he has nothing to hide, he should let his wife testify. Furthermore the LDP shouldn’t be able to prevent it.

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Posted in: Japan's World Cup preparations take a hit in loss to Ukraine See in context

Meanwhile, Australia made up for the mess against Norway but gaining a respectable draw with Colombia.

Bart is taking us onwards and upwards.

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Posted in: Sagawa says he got no instructions from Abe or Aso to alter land sale documents See in context

Akie must testify

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Posted in: Emperor, empress visit Okinawa to commemorate war victims See in context

A class act, the emperor and empress. I had the privilege of seeing them at the imperial palace once, from 30-40 metres away.

The prime minister and co could learn something from their transparent dignity.

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Posted in: Balinese man gets 15 years prison for murdering Japanese couple See in context

Ridiculous sentence

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Posted in: Sagawa says he got no instructions from Abe or Aso to alter land sale documents See in context

No surprises

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Posted in: Scandal thrusts Akie Abe into spotlight See in context

Precisely

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Posted in: Scandal thrusts Akie Abe into spotlight See in context

Correction. Her husband stays away from Yasukuni to pacify Asia, while sending his wife to placate his right wing base.

Akie needs to explain herself in the diet. In her core - as we have seen with Moritomo Gakuen, her ideas match her husband’s.

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Posted in: Abe apologizes for cronyism scandal; vows to revise constitution at LDP convention See in context

No no, this is not something you apologise for. Cronyism has infested Japanese politics for decades.

This is something you at least resign for. Getting Aso to step down would be a great start.

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Posted in: Abe denies involvement by himself, wife in discount land sale See in context

Time for Abe to go to jail

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Posted in: Finance Ministry admits altering land sale documents, removing name of Abe's wife See in context

So, Aso didn’t know what his staff were doing, making him incompetent.

Or he did know, authorised it and lied about it. Either way, not a good outcome for Aso, and by extension Abe.

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Posted in: Finance Ministry admits altering land sale documents, removing name of Abe's wife See in context

No surprise this is back in the news now the threat from North Korea has temporarily subsided.

Aso is 78 this year. He’s past retirement age, even if he doesn’t want to take responsibility

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Posted in: Trump says he is prepared to meet N Korea's Kim See in context

No one expected Nixon would meet with Mao in 1972, but it happened. Sometimes it’s the people we expect the least of that astound us the most.

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Posted in: Japan's manners are the laughingstock of the world See in context

While Japanese do often favour drab colours for their suits, saying black is an exclusive colour to Japan is ridiculous.

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Posted in: Job-hunting season begins for Japanese university students See in context

Cheerleaders and nazi-looking salutes. Here we go again

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Posted in: S Korean president lashes Japan over wartime use of 'comfort women' See in context

A genuine resolution of unfortunate history is to remember it and learn a lesson from it

precisely

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Posted in: Scotland blows away England 25-13 in Six Nations See in context

Well done Scotland

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Posted in: Crown Prince turns 58; vows 'self-improvement' ahead of accession See in context

Has he read Tony Robbins for self improvement?

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Posted in: Gov't says Princess Mako's intention to get married unchanged See in context

Just let them marry already. A two year wait is ridiculous

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Posted in: Speculation swirls over postponement of Princess Mako's wedding See in context

The I.H.A should stay out of this and let them marry when they please

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Posted in: Colors of the night See in context

Visited Osaka in November for the fifth time. It will always have a special place for me

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