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Posted in: Japan, Israel leaders agree to closely communicate on Gaza situation See in context

Japanese news reported that the conversation lasted only 20 minutes. I can get my butt chewed out by my wife for 20 minutes, and put in nary a word. I can bet you all the LDP's kickbacks there was nothing substantial from Kishida's side.

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Posted in: Diet passes bill to legalize cannabis-derived medicines See in context

You can get drunk as a skunk, grope and then plead innocent because you were inebriated and get off light, but can get thrown in the slammer if you smoke at home. The government doesn't know how to tax this so it will probably be illegal until they find a way to levy taxes on this but alas, cultivation is already widely known so they are in a bit of a conundrum. But back to the story, yes, good that it's finally approved for medicinal use.

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Posted in: Japanese students climb to 3rd in OECD ranking of reading ability See in context

Tests are only tests, how those skills are applied in the real world is the main issue. Thinking outside of the box, thinking on the move and critical thinking should also be emphasized in Japan instead of only focusing on test results.

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Posted in: Japanese experimental nuclear fusion reactor inaugurated See in context

If the creation of energy is similar to the sun, shouldn't humans be sending more probes like the Parker Solar Probe to gather more data rather than going to space to create space tourism? We are a dumb species.

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Posted in: Kishida pledges at climate summit to phase out coal-fired power See in context

And his "leadership" is to host the first summit of ASEAN nations in reducing carbon emissions. Everyone can fly in, stay at expensive hotels, use chauffeured cars, enjoy fine wine and food all just to make a press statement and stand for a group photo. Not to mention all the press in tow riding around following these clowns. Someone please calculate the amount of GHG this little initiative is going to cost.

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Posted in: Kishida to meet Israeli president possibly on Friday during Mideast trip See in context

Why visit Israel if he's interested in peace and securing oil? He should be visiting Qatar to lend support.

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Posted in: Kishida pledges to do utmost to tackle negative impact of price hikes See in context

Even if wages increase, I seriously doubt it will increase consumer spending or confidence. The population has seen firsthand how inept the government can be during a crisis as clearly demonstrated during the pandemic. People are going to save and refrain from spending, as there are just too many problems that Kishida and the LDP aren't willing or equipped to handle.

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Posted in: Kishida vows further efforts to realize summit with N Korean leader See in context

Election time....

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Posted in: North Korea says it put military spy satellite into orbit on third try See in context

Japan acting like Chicken Little with all their sirens and alerts. Just what exactly are we supposed to do, there aren't any shelters or subways on Okinawa. Oh, maybe we can all run to Naha City Hall's underground parking garage. One thing for sure, NK's success rate is better than JAXA.

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Posted in: Kishida questioned over LDP revenue underreporting claims See in context

Nothing new here. Vote LDP, you get LDP.

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Posted in: Yoon, Kishida talk tech, cooperation in Silicon Valley See in context

How soon we forget how much havoc the Neo-cons wreaked on the world.

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Posted in: Kishida invited by Biden for state visit in early 2024 See in context

Never stays home, that's why everything is going to crap.

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Posted in: Kishida plans Latin America tour in January See in context

He so desperately wants to be seen as a global leader. It's pathetic and embarrassing.

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Posted in: Japan, China to hold regular talks on trade See in context

The left hand Nishimura wants to talk trade, the head, Kishida wants to meet Xi in SF, but the right hand Aso, is going rogue with all his comments sabotaging what the others want to do. Vote LDP, you get LDP.

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Posted in: China resolutely opposed to ex-Japan PM Aso's Taiwan remarks See in context

Gag him and drag him out to pasture to retire.

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Posted in: Vice minister's exit deals further blow to Kishida's leadership See in context

And as always, whenever there is an inconvenient incident at home, he'll traipse off to a foreign destination to try and heal his image as a "leader." The last time was Philippines and Malaysia, this time will be APEC.

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Posted in: Netanyahu rejects growing calls for a cease-fire as Israel battles Hamas outside main Gaza hospital See in context

Send Kamikawa and Kishida to "take the lead' in the Mideast. That's what they were spewing out of their mouths yesterday....

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Posted in: Foreign minister says Japan to 'take lead' in addressing Gaza crisis See in context

Really? Two state solution train left the station decades ago. How about starting with the immediate cessation of all hostilities and the withdrawal of all IDF from Gaza, turn on all electricity, water and allow free flow of aid? Japan is really going to open its doors to Palestinian refugees or just push other countries to do it? This Kishida administration and Kamikawa are a clown show.

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Posted in: Kishida to return part of salary amid backlash over planned pay raise See in context

Whoopee doo! We're supposed to applaud?

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Posted in: Japanese suspects say life was harsh in Cambodia scam operation See in context

Well I certainly hope that prison life will be harsher, welcome home putrid people. May your winters be freezing and your summers sweltering.

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Posted in: Japanese billionaire Maezawa's moon flyby pushed back to 2024 or beyond See in context

Glorifying the rich and selfish. What a world we live in.

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Posted in: Japan needs to make stance on Israel-Hamas war clearer, observers say See in context

She said, "not a direct party to the conflict and does not fully grasp its specific situations. We cannot make a definitive legal assessment" of the Israeli attacks." Really? She used, "we," which implies she's speaking on behalf of Kishida and this simply implies that they are bereft of both moral and intellectual integrity, leaving them in a state of ethical and cognitive emptiness. Firstly with all the history available in this day and age, if they can't formulate their own position, they don't belong on the stage. Secondly, you don't need a legal assessment, what about basing your arguments based on humanitarian grounds? Absolutely no moral or intellectual capacity to be standing on the stage.

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Posted in: SDF exercise suspended after member shows middle finger to reporters See in context

Yes, protect your fellow citizens by giving them the one finger salute. Sounds like a lack of discipline to me, sexual assault, sexual harassment, immature behavior, security leaks, all the more visible in a country as small as Japan. Expensive war toys isn't going to protect Japan, it's the men and women in the military, maybe Kishida should think about this.

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Posted in: Blinken seeks G7 unity on Israel-Hamas war among items on crisis-heavy global agenda See in context

Kamikawa said, "You have our utmost support." She was singing a different tune when she was in the Mideast last week talking to Arab leaders. Spineless. Israel themselves said that they don't want a ceasefire, so why does this article only say that Hamas doesn't want a ceasefire. There should be more coverage of the tens of thousands of Jews all over the world who are protesting against this massacre.

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Posted in: Tokyo holds first missile evacuation drill in years See in context

Japan is building up defenses in Okinawa and the surrounding outer islands because they are concerned that it is a high risk area and yet there aren't any drills like this over here. This drill was only for the Tokyo people to put fear into them so that they'll accept Kishida's defense bill. Complete photo op and propaganda ploy.

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Posted in: Blinken shuttles from West Bank to Iraq trying to contain fallout from Israel-Hamas war See in context

Blinken / Biden throwing gasoline onto the fire and then trying to play fireman. And on the ground nothing but death, misery, and destruction at the hands of these war mongers.

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Posted in: 20-year-old U.S. Marine arrested for allegedly assaulting 76-year-old woman See in context

The Few , the proud and the drunk. She's as old as your grandmother dude. No excuse and shame, shame on you.

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Posted in: Woman using smartphone falls to her death from bridge in Shizuoka Prefecture See in context

For photos of a deer? C'mon....you can get better photos of a deer on the internet. R.I.P. Hope this is a lesson for others so that her death won't be in vain.

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Posted in: Israeli jets strike Gaza refugee camp, as U.S. fails to win immediate support for pause in fighting See in context

Blinken is trying to play the "good cop" to balance the "bad cop" Israel. Two sides of the same coin. W pushed for the election back in 2006 I believe, and sure enough Hamas won in an election in which even Jimmy Carter as an observer declared was fair and legitimate. Mideast experts knew that elections were premature but W and Condi pushed and the pact with the devil was signed to counter Fatah and the Palestinian Authority. The madness we are witnessing did not start on Oct 7, let's be very clear about that. Short sighted, racist policies, even back to the Balfour declaration contributed to this and if actions are taken only as revenge killings this problem will never be solved.

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Posted in: Kishida tours Philippine patrol ship See in context

And if there's a conflict between China and the Philippines, Kishida and the JSDF are going to come to their aid? This junket has nothing to do with defense, it's only a business trip to sell made in Japan wares.

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