Well that's that. Pomp Mike don't get no love letters, only Don the Con.
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The waning or lack of U.S. leadership is very apparent and as Yubaru said, they need to step in now. The leadership vacuum in NE Asia is being filled by China, and they have the most to gain in this row.
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So much for trump's beautiful love letters from kim. Who could think N. Korea could be so difficult? But it's ok, no one else could do it, only I could do it, and I'm the chosen one. Maybe I'll buy N. Korea.
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China is filling the vacuum as the mediator between two major U.S. allies while trump dreams of buying Greenland. This is what happens when an idiot occupies the white house.
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A real chicken heart. Already setting up the blame if the country goes into recession. "Trade wars are good and easy to win." "Nobody knew health care could be so complicated." The man is a dangerous idiot, he did not think or plan this out. China has a history of over 3,000 years, they play the long game, and they have the patience to wait this out. Unless you haven't noticed patience is not one of the virtues that trump possesses.
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"Jews will not replace us!" "Blood and soil!" The Poway and Pittsburgh shootings. And we have the all too infamous, "There were some fine people on both sides..." It's in plain sight and people either forget or are willfully ignorant. The U.S. troops stormed Normandy to bring down people who believed and acted out their hate and rage. Open your eyes folks! trump will say and do anything to benefit himself, he's a very sick and dangerous man.
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How about having the Paralympics before the Olympics? Why is it an after-thought to the Olympics? If you change the priorities and mind set isn't that a start? Also, I haven't seen the stats, but how many disabled are there in Japan that aren't gainfully employed because of their disability? I'm sure Japan is losing a lot of potential in the work force.
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Tough guy now trying to hide his face. Chicken a-hole. Folks, some advice. If you see a situation like this developing, roll up your windows and lock all the doors. Driver - get the heck out of there and head straight for the nearest police station or koban and passengers call the police and get the a-hole's license plate number, and start the recording. You're not powerless from these predators.
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Time to step out of the "comfort zone."
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Sound advice. I haven't read the series, but the way this article reviews it and presents some of the passages it sounds like it's just another "travel" book for Japanese who wish to travel to NY instead of the diversification of Japanese society. Since she's wearing the other shoe now, I'd be interested to hear what her thoughts are on the treatment of foreign workers in Japan, and the current immigration policies of the Japanese government. I'd also like to know what are the suggestions for local communities who need to adjust to the increased number of foreigners living and working amongst them. Japanese society whether people want to admit it or not, is a society ruled and governed by the ossan (old geezers). The integration of foreigners is vital to Japan's future so getting the ossan out of the "comfort zone" is going to be the real task.
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Just imagine if these were Germans wearing an SS uniform. What's so different? In Germany it wouldn't be tolerated. The mere fact that the uyoku can still drive around in their vehicles blaring obnoxious war songs is enough reason to understand why China, Korea and other Asian nations have a legitimate gripe against Japan. And all this while there is a major dispute between Korea and Japan? Timing is great Abe, really unbelievable and asinine.
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An arbitrator if that's what pompeo's role is, should not take sides. Further, just because he says so doesn't mean it's legally binding. He's not doing anything except massaging Abe to accept whatever trade demands trump brings up.
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Abe and his like should become familiar with the phrase and title of a book, "Everything Trump touches dies." Only heard of the book, but the title is very apropos. I guess Abe also didn't hear or read about the fake Asian accent that trump used mimicking him, and I wonder if his advisors are keeping him abreast of all the so-called trump inner circle who fell from the orange king's grace who were later belittled on twitter. Stay away from any deals with this orange toxin, it's only to find an out for his disastrous agricultural policies.
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Abe and Moon are both idiots. Using economics to further a political agenda is never wise. It will only obfuscate the real root of the political problem and exacerbate it even further because now you've added money into the mix. A broader part of the population will become affected by the economic impact and only paint both parties into their own corners. Japan now has a a travel advisory on Korea and the next tit for this tat will be Korea's travel advisory to Japan. No doubt Moon will probably use an Olympic boycott as his last hand, maybe even in cahoots with Kim, a united Korea against Japan.
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How impressive, Mike Pence.
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Involuntary? I wonder what the max sentence could be? Throw the book at this guy and hit him in the head.
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I recall reading about how the the removal of melted fuel was to take place in 2020, but due to the very high risk, it was delayed until after the Olympics. I think the government and TEPCO should revisit this removal operation and be transparent about what it entails and the dangers it involves. Also, is the clean up crew going on a summer vacation during the Olympics? What kind of operations will they be conducting during the games? Not that it really matters since Abe promised the world that Fukushima was under control.
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Is this the envisioned result of Moon's peace economy with N. Korea? Great statement Moon, how you intend to explain your economic plan now is beyond me, but I think you owe it to your people to explain, given that a percentage of them are breathing in every word you spew out.
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Just about puked when I saw the photo!
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The tanks were replaced by newer ones, sorry, saw that after I posted. Hope they are typhoon and earthquake proof.
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And so with news like this, exactly how was Olympic softball and baseball supposed to reinvigorate the Tohoku area? What happened to the news about the leaking tanks? That coverage kind of "evaporated" in a few months...
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Robbing Peter to pay Paul. straight from trump's playbook from his bankrupt NY days. all his supporters need to learn how to read and realize that they're getting took by this crook.
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Don't cross the Rubicon...
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Moon whether inadvertently or not, just played into Abe's hand. Japan's justification for this dispute and taking S. Korea off the "white list" is because it could not trust S. Korea because of its handling of security materials. Making statements like this only gave Abe's reasoning more credence. Not taking sides, Japan has a lot to atone for, but diplomatically Moon is not adept and is only stirring up counter-productive nationalistic hysteria. I think by GDP S. Korea was #12 in the world and N. Korea is way down the list. How does that translate to overtaking the #3 economy in the world in "one burst?" He's doing a big disservice to his country.
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Saw the TV news today and an old geezer said that he put pesticide in pieces of fish to kill off the crows that were being a pest to his garden/crops. Right. For an island that is known for its cats, you'd think this guy would have known that the cats would eat the fish. Sounds like he's just making up the story about the crows. Sorry, but it sounds fishy to me. I hope they do file criminal charges on this guy.
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How many tix have already been sold for the Fukushima venues? Softball and baseball? I have a feeling only the Japanese fans will be attending, I don't see Europeans or other foreigners attending the games. I'm sorry for being so negative, but I would call it being realistic. The money spent for the Olympics should have been used for the actual recovery of the Tohoku area. How many people are still living in temporary housing and how many are displaced and committing suicide and facing mental health issues? We don't hear news about PTSD in the first responders and the search crews who day after day recovered bodies many beyond recognition. Unfortunately Fukushima will forever be named in the same sentence as Chernobyl and though as he may, Abe will never be able to change this. The LDP and TEPCO are responsible for this and the Olympics is not going to change it. Sorry, hit that minus button for being so negative, don't care because everything is not hunky dory.
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Attagirl! Saw some of her approaches on TV. Great shots!
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And while trump praises Kim, his closest allies in E.Asia are in a dispute that has no end in sight. Great diplomacy.
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