Two accidents last year? Why were they able to continue to operate? Their operating and business license should have been suspended after the second one. Smell like an oversight and enforcement issue too.
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Teacher who doesn't know how to Google.
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India showing its true colors. The cargo doesn't belong to them and it's for humanitarian purposes. Japanese government also showing its true colors in PPP.
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Brilliant, please have a follow up story!
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And no mention of the Akagi files? The man committed suicide because of this, the rot goes all the way up. Sagawa and the files know exactly who gave the order.
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Is that a carrier strike group sailing through the Dardanelles now? Wishful thinking.
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I'm no expert but from where I'm sitting, NATO and the west had better wake up. Putin wants to end this by May 9, so the gloves are coming off. We'll probably see a barrage of the likes we've never seen before. He'll launch attacks from inside the Russian border into the Donbas so NATO or anyone wanting to get involved can't make any incursions into Russia without the risk of seriously escalating. Send in "advisors" and heavy anti-aircraft, and anti-missile weapons systems. The other option is to sit and watch the Ukrainians get mercilessly pummeled. "They make a wasteland, and call it peace." Tacitus.
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Send them to Shanghai.
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Enjoy being the tough guy in a state pen.
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Use your Russian skills to counter the propaganda. She said, "Russian people should not be considered evil because of the actions of their leaders." Yes, that is correct, but surveys reveal that 80% of Russians support Putin. How many of the 80% actually support and how many are only saying that out of fear? The moral and existential dilemma for Russians are similar to what Germans faced during the Nazi regime. Protest and die or end up in a concentration camp.
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Jeff Lee, you're absolutely correct. I didn't go into details, but the massacre is the same. A loss of command and control and dehumanization of civilians. Calley only, but Medina was acquitted, and it should have gone all the way up to Westmoreland but it didn't. There have been other massacres in history, the problem now is what will NATO do?
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My Lai, ala Russia.
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If you couldn't trust the LDP during the pandemic, the Tohoku recovery, the Olympics or numerous other issues that occurred during "peace time" what makes anyone think giving these clowns weapons is going to fare any better than a total cluster. Think twice or thrice before handing destructive capabilities to someone that has a proven track record of gross incompetence.
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Raising and consuming are completely different. Consume and eat, TEPCO...
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So you're educating the Myanmar officers so they can return to help crush the democratic movement at home? The hypocrisy is sickening.
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Neither Japan or the U.S. will intervene, they don't want a hot war with China. Xi is watching very closely how the west is reacting to Russia's invasion, and right now he sees only arms shipments and economic sanctions, both of which I think China could withstand better than Russia. The biggest difference will be the use of air and naval forces instead of ground troops. For the greater good, someone should muzzle Abe. Keep working diplomacy, and never stop talking.
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Bronco, yes you are correct, the people of the Soviet Union defended their motherland, but in that reasoning lies the problem, this time the tables are reversed and Putin is the invader, not the Ukrainians. NATO estimates 15,000 dead, and the other day on a pro-Kremlin site, the numbers were over 9,000. Of course the Kremlin took that page down and said it was hacked, but even if hacked, the numbers are still comparable with other sources. Putin already controls eastern Ukraine as you would like, so why not stop? He's made a wasteland of the area where the ethnic Russians live, do you think they appreciate the destruction, misery and suffering caused in the name of liberation? Bombs and missiles don't distinguish between ethnicity.
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Kishida is paying tribute to the police officer who was killed by the Khmer Rouge in an ambush during peace keeping operations in Cambodia. Japanese government (LDP) sent unarmed civilian police who had no training in a combat zone on its first ever UN peace keeping operation. If I remember the original broadcast reporting, they were driving bumper to bumper in a convoy, RPG took out the first vehicle and it was a turkey shoot after that. A deadly fiasco for the naive government.
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Kishida now can't say anything about China not condemning Russia's invasion. So much for trying to be the leader in Asia. Nothing more than a door to door salesman.
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Are you going to talk about Putin and the invasion which you incidentally condemned?
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The roads are narrow and there are many blind spots in Japan. On our walk to the park, I would point out the dangers to my son so that he could get a good idea of what to look for. The same on the return walk because it's a different perspective.
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On the ground joint training is good, but it's the dithering old geezers in the government who will make or break any response. No one will make the call because it's not in their DNA, they will work on consensus and end up a day late and a dollar short.
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Arming inexperienced guys with little or no training is dangerous and fool hardy. Arm the men with military experience, send the rest to assist with clearing rubble and searching for survivors, or working on getting aid to the shelters etc. There's more than one way to fight this war.
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If Japan had real wage growth the past 15 years they wouldn't have to be in this predicament when all indications are that companies can ill afford additional cost during these trying times. SMBs are going to feel the pain.
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Posted in: Even if the United States and Japan work closely together, we cannot keep competing with China. Therefore, we are trying to draw new partners into this coalition, including India and Australia. If we can increase our defense budget, we may not be able to outdo China, but we may be able to compete with China fairly effectively.