Yeah, except that Japan has vowed to never have nuclear weapons. Perhaps this will change with the constitution.
They have vowed it but nothing in their constitution prevents them from acquiring a nuclear deterrent. I'd say this is a much more preferable option over retaining a huge standing armed forces, spending heavily on maintenance and military purchases, etc.
All it would take is for China, Russia, or NK becoming more aggressive in the region, or for the US pulling out of the region, for the public to warm to the idea
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That’s a good way to keep public opinion on the side of the strikers
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Good to hear this case was settled out of court in a civilized manner, unlike in the US where mass hysteria would have occurred.
This guy has been punished enough with his career in tatters, and good on the girl for withdrawing the complaint.
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Good to hear the SK police put a stop to this silliness.
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Well if this all leads to permanent denuclearization and NK put back into line, then I’d say Moon may have a point
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Really nice touch by the town to hold a memorial service to hunted whales, very heartwarming and shows ethical sustainability.
No other place in the world does that. Not even the anti-whaling nations are bothered enough to hold whale memorials for their “supposedly” beloved whales. Hypocritical and heartless
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Good on the Philippines for removzing this silliness.
They were prossies earning good cash during wartime. Do we also need to start making statues for storekeeps and taxi drivers??
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The loss of half the reef has got to be one of the biggest environmental disasters we have ever seen
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All words no action, all the while in the background NK continues to finetune their nukes and increase their arsenal. Until NK loses all their nukes permanently and submits to constant inspection, this is another play for time by this disgusting stain on humanity which will thankfully be annihilated if they don’t get into line.
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Good on her for seeing this through to the end through arbitration and negotiation, as is standard.
Just be careful about turning it into a witch hunt like in America, otherwise the movement will die before it starts.
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Am not surprised most are skeptical about the “summit”, nothing concrete came from it besides some hand holding and seeing Moon fawn like a girl over Kim
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Well done to America, Japan and other allies for bringing this foul criminal state to its knees through sanctions. These SK talks didn’t produce anything of substance, which was expected, so time to keep the pressure on and even pile it on further.
Hopefully next time we can get more than some photos of two morons holding hands
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Ministers are permitted to use government vehicles for private use in between public engagements, local media said.
I'm not sure what he did wrong?
Even if there is something sexual about the place, peoples' sex lives are none of anyone's business, as most here agreed last week with the lewd behaviour of the anti-nuclear Niigata governor paying for sex with young girls. Or is everyone triggered only because the guy is from the LDP?
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$8K!? I suspect the mood in that household is dire right now..
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TBH, they should maybe just leave it to the apartment complexes and residents themselves to decide.
My apartment complex banned all home-sharing after numerous and repeated offences by foreign guests, and this was very well deserved. Because of these morons, home-sharing will never again be allowed in our apartment building.
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Excellent news! Automation and robots are the only future for Japan. Mass immigration is a non-starter
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Why are there even pro-Pyongyang ilk in Japan in the first place? These are enemies and so harassment is expected.
They should leave immediately as they would surely not survive if conflict broke out with NK
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This incident would have been avoided if illegals are deported on arrival to Japan.
Keeping these immigrants here and pent up for extended periods is not a good policy and they should all be deported immediately instead.
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This guy is a fool.
Although I do suspect secret recordings like this could not be used in a court of law or anything due to the reasonable expectation of privacy concept.
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It’s pointing to terrorism, 10 dead now..
You cant really protect yourself against car attacks like this..
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@zichi: Like I asked smith, anything since 9/11? That's when modern anti-terrorism measures were implemented. Also, 1970?! Should we also go back to the 1600s as well for good measure..?
Nothing before 9/11 is valid
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@smith: Of course everyone knows that terrorist incident which occurred over 20 years ago now, but generally we talk about post-9/11 where most modern anti-terrorism measures came into place.
Not one single attack since then by foreign terrorists so far means that the foreign embittered are being properly monitored in Japan and they know their place. This is good news and glad we are being protected properly, unlike other countries around the world. Well done to the security services here!
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Well still not a single terrorist attack yet in Japan, whereas the US and Europe see one every week. So I’d say the authorities can be forgiven for this mistake.
Although with more tourists coming into the country the risk is getting higher, and higher vigilance than normal is required. The biggest risk are foreigners in Japan who are highly embittered, and they should be monitored heavily and removed if stepped out of line
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Looking less and less likely by the day that NK will be giving up their nukes. I assume the Chinese also gave them that advice on Kim’s recent secret trip to Beijing.
No issue, these sanctions forced him to the table in the first place, if these talks fail NK will suffer egregiously and international opinion will be for more tightening.
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Good to hear nothing was brought up about Trump wanting a bilateral trade agreement with Japan. Such silliness should just be ignored and attention diverted from it
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