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Posted in: Tokyo Gov Koike faces criminal complaint over allegedly fake university diploma See in context

There's a simple solution, show the diploma.

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Posted in: Israel PM Netanyahu blames Biden for withholding weapons See in context

Cry me a Jordan River, Bibi.

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Posted in: Spent fuel cooling halts for 10 hours at wrecked Fukushima plant See in context

It's a ticking time bomb. I wish I had more confidence in Japanese engineers and corporations to manage something so complex and potentially very dangerous.

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Posted in: Kishida considers visiting Germany in July for talks with Scholz See in context

Most proposals have some variety of countries (india, Brazil and Egypt for example) joining the council permanently but without the veto power.

You think the USA is going to ever give up its veto power? There's no way Israel will allow that.

Adding even more Permanent members with a veto will simply make the UNSC even less functional and less relevant.

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Posted in: Kishida considers visiting Germany in July for talks with Scholz See in context

Kishida lost his Zoom password again.

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Posted in: Mayor considering increasing Himeji Castle entry fees for overseas visitors See in context

Thankfully I visited enough times for a lifetime when I lived in Hyogo for 2.5 years.

China used to charge foreigners extra to visit places like the Forbidden City and Summer Palace. China no longer feels the need to do this.

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Posted in: Bloc backing Okinawa's anti-U.S. base governor fails to win majority See in context

There's nothing hateful about it. It's past time to go home. Japan can look after itself. This will lead to a more prosperous Japan as the country and people can fully engage with its Asian neighbors without seeing everything through a military/security lens.

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Posted in: Bloc backing Okinawa's anti-U.S. base governor fails to win majority See in context

Soldier, sailor, marine. They can all take a hike.

And please get things straight, there are very few US "soldiers" on Okinawa.

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Posted in: Nuclear arms spending soars as global tensions swell: studies See in context

With USA think tanks like the Atlantic Council advising the USA military to plan for a nuclear strike on the Chinese Mainland you bet your bottom dollar China is expanding its nuclear arsenal. Of course China has always declared a no first-use policy.

https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Kroenig-Deliberate-Nuclear-Use-in-a-War-over-Taiwan.pdf

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Posted in: U.S. Marines' transfer to Guam from Okinawa to start in December See in context

@Chuck Guam is a colonial territory secured from a Spanish colonial power. 'Grats I guess.

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Posted in: Australia's Albanese, China's Li hold 'candid' talks See in context

@Wesley Yet the terms of the lease have already expired. Rules based internal order, y'all. Also, wrong.

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Posted in: Philippine, Chinese ships collide near hotspot reef See in context

When a member of the UN Security Council declares that a UN Security Council resolution is non-binding.

UNCLOS LOL

I have been consistent in saying that China's claims seem excessive. Enter the Republic of China planting a flag on the largest of the SCS islands Taiping Island off the shore of Palawan in 1946. That complicates matters.

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Posted in: Australia's Albanese, China's Li hold 'candid' talks See in context

Hong Kong has always been Chinese territory. That the English forced a 99 lease after attacking China for pushing back on the illegal British opium trade in China is history I would think anyone interested in East Asia would know about.

As will be any country that allows the CCP to have too much say in the smaller nation's affairs, see Hong Kong

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Posted in: Philippine, Chinese ships collide near hotspot reef See in context

Under what authority? It's ironic that many of these G7 countries maintain overseas territories around the globe. The South China Sea is China's backyard.

we reaffirm that there is no legal basis for China’s expansive maritime claims in the South China Sea

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Posted in: Philippine, Chinese ships collide near hotspot reef See in context

And here's our Filipina 3 letter agency asset. You make Bong Bong happy.

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Posted in: Allowing foreign trainees to switch jobs stirs debate in rural Japan See in context

Giving them the option to transfer will encourage them to improve their Japanese language ability. Win, win.

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Posted in: U.S. Marines' transfer to Guam from Okinawa to start in December See in context

The Uncle Sam squeeze.

The cost of the Guam transfer is estimated at $8.7 billion, of which up to $2.8 billion will be shouldered by the Japanese government.

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Posted in: Tragic story of young nurses' fate in Battle of Okinawa goes overseas See in context

Boom. Historians also all agree that the J gov coordinated with the USA military to set up "comfort stations" for the USA GIs occupation force.

Strange, usually you call them "willing prostitutes who wanted better employment

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Posted in: Chinese premier promises more pandas and urges Australia to put aside differences See in context

Panda diplomacy, resistance is futile.

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Posted in: Kishida calls for global efforts to achieve lasting peace in Ukraine See in context

PM Kishida, smug as always and jetting around the world in luxury. Is this photo op good enough to bump his popularity up a couple of points to 23% or so?

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Posted in: Senior U.S. diplomat warns of risks of accidental conflict sparked by China's moves See in context

Imagine that, an American "ambassador" to Taiwan (read Republic of China) lecturing China on how it should behave in its backyard.

Oudkirk, who ends her three-year posting next month

再見. Enjoy your retirement working at the Hudson or Hoover Institute.

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Posted in: G7 summit opens with deal to use Russian assets for Ukraine See in context

Brazil, India and of course China's economies are bigger than Italy and Canada's.

Living in the past, in luxury of course at the taxpayers' expense.

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Posted in: Trump talks tariffs and taxes, calls Republican host city 'horrible' See in context

There's stupid and then there's Trump Stupid.

Trump floated the idea of reducing the U.S. income tax and replacing it with tariffs

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Posted in: Ukraine, Japan sign 10-year term security agreement See in context

Swiss bankers are rubbing their hands in glee.

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Posted in: Japan boosting seafood exports to Southeast Asia, U.S. as China keeps ban See in context

Japanese seafood is some of the best on the planet. When I am visiting Japan I eat plenty of seafood but I will not eat any that is labeled that it comes from Fukushima. Iwate and Hokkaido have had the tastiest that I have had so far. Seafood in Yamaguchi was surprisingly good too.

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Posted in: Europe moves to hike tariffs on EVs made in China See in context

 the preliminary results of its ongoing investigation into Chinese EV subsidies

OK "rules based international order" EU , finish your investigation, publish results and take your complaint (if one is found) to the World Trade Organization.

Bretton Woods is dead.

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Posted in: Japan ranks 118th in 2024 gender gap report See in context

Good job Japan you did better than India which slots in at #129.

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Posted in: Kishida aims to lead session on China, Indo-Pacific at Italy G7 summit See in context

Kishi doing his part to add momentum to make NATO an USA led borderless neo-imperialist force. It's as if these EU/NATO minions are blind to history.

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Posted in: Big pumpkin See in context

My wife and I enjoyed the Yayoi Kusama exhibit in Matsumoto one hot summer afternoon.

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Posted in: Macron urges French to make 'right choice' in election gamble See in context

With another G7+EU meeting coming up can anyone name a popular G7 leader? Kishida is just another pea in that unliked pod.

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