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Posted in: Japan's trade minister calls for new world order to counter rise of authoritarian regimes See in context

Nishimura warned that democracies need to protect their industrial power and guard against the loss of technologies, particularly those that could be diverted to military use.

Isn't it a bit late to realize this. Britain and North America shipped most of their manufacturing to China starting in the Thatcherite era, closed shipyards, steel plants, mines and lots of other manufacturing. Try to find something in Canada or the UK which is actually made there, its almost impossible, noone seems to want to make anything anymore in the West and if they did the price would not be anything like competitive. You can't run an economy based on service industries and not leave yourselves exposed. They didn't see this coming?

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Posted in: Sony unveils prototype EV, Afeela, to be made with Honda See in context

Projected price point?

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Posted in: Japan logs record 7,688 COVID deaths for December See in context

The callous nature of some of the comments on this article and the daily update reports continue to astound me. As has been stated often Covid seems to have highlighted the division of the population of those who are concerned for others and those that don't give a hoot.

Statistics are relatively easy to find (search Japan Covid deaths by age) and confirm that the 80 plus range are most at risk. But this shouldn't mean that everyone else should carry on with abandon, as someone commented above what if it were your grandparent or parent come to that. Statistics also show that Covid was a factor in about 10pc of deaths in Japan in 2022.

The elderly are a treasure and deserve respect and consideration as a basic minimum.

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Posted in: Contentious major defense policy shift shows Japan wariness of China See in context

Another irresponsible, unnecessary article, press seem to be provoking WW3 yet again

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Posted in: Man gets suspended sentence for causing plane to divert after refusing to wear mask See in context

Causing the plane to land by his actions, twisting the flight attendants arm, punching a police officer in the face, shouting at the judge........and he walks away? Not even any costs........

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Posted in: Character meaning war (戦) picked as kanji of 2022 See in context

And this is top headline news? Press loves all this talk of war.

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Posted in: Japanese lawmaker in Taiwan says China threat needs more military spending See in context

Red rag to a bull. Remember the response the Pelosi visit occasioned

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Posted in: Backstreet Boy Nick Carter sued over alleged 2001 rape of teen See in context

Not condoning any violent action by anyone.

Another factor weighing on some cases is the greed of some lawyers. Witness the exponential rise in the whole personal injury industry.

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Posted in: Kishida says he will include women's views in policymaking See in context

Kishida says he will include women's views in policymaking

So they aren't at the moment?

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Posted in: Ex-student awarded damages over high school rule that banned dating See in context

This is one of the most stupid things I've read about on JT. Banning high school students from dating goes way beyond the authority that schools should have over students' personal lives and possibly causes all kinds of issues. Bit like trying to stop the tide coming in.

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Posted in: Xi's new generals face tough military challenges post-congress See in context

Yet another inflammatory article full of unnecessarily provocative language. The press seems to want WW3

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Posted in: Man loses wife, two teenage daughters in Indonesia soccer stampede See in context

RIP to the mother and daughter. Strength to the father. May this never happen again.

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Posted in: Views on U.S. bases shift in Okinawa See in context

But with Okinawa now a front line in the burgeoning confrontation between China and regional U.S. allies, the bases are increasingly important for American and Japanese defense strategies.

America and China are not at War. Press whipping things up yet again

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Posted in: Kishida pinning hopes on big-spending tourists to revive economy See in context

I don't think that many tourists decide where to holiday based based on exchange rates. Also given that plane flights to Japan are approximately twice what they were before the pandemic, I don't imagine a vast clamouring to go to Japan.

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Posted in: 7-year-old girl missing in Chiba Prefecture See in context

As a Brit and Canadian it freaks me out to see the age at which kids are walking to school on their own in Japan, negotiating traffic and all the other dangers. I hope that this little one will be found quickly and unharmed. Thoughts for all directly involved in this. As a parent I can't begin to imagine the anguish........

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Posted in: S Korea, Japan differ over summit plan in New York See in context

Instead of focusing on the negatives why not look at the potential. Seems like the press want to find problems like they seem to be encouraging WW3

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Posted in: Charles III formally proclaimed king as sons reconcile See in context

Isn't it time to streamline all this pomp (and expense), everyone knows he will be king by watching TV or reading on line. Let the poor family grieve in private until the funeral. The average person in the UK is facing terrible economic hardship, stop wasting all this money. Harry and Meghan........

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Posted in: U.S. Army's Pacific commander wants to keep rocket launchers at frontline Japanese base See in context

as tensions with China over Taiwan grow

Constant little phrases like this is every article we read, almost seems that the press are willing WW3 to start

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Posted in: Liz Truss vows tax cuts after winning vote to be next British PM See in context

As a Brit who has lived abroad for several decades I wring my hands as my country of birth lunges from one insanity to another. I don't envy her task in trying to rescue England from all of the things going on there now, most of all the legacy of the stupidity of Brexit. One only has to look at the value of the British pound now compared to its value the day before the Brexit vote for evidence of what a disaster this has been.

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Posted in: Gov't starts consultation service for people having trouble with Unification Church See in context

''The service is set to run through Sept 30' '.........!!!!!!!

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Posted in: Russia to hold joint war games with China in Far East, Sea of Japan See in context

Thank you for stirring it Madame Pelosi

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Posted in: Renowned fashion designer Issey Miyake dies of cancer at 84 See in context

Sad loss. Amazing body of work.

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Posted in: 77 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it is time to proliferate peace See in context

Sanjinosebleed - what are you insinuating? I genuinely do not understand your comment

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Posted in: Suspected drones over Taiwan, cyber attacks after Pelosi visit See in context

What did this visit achieve? Was it worth the possibility of starting WW3?

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Posted in: ASEAN-plus-3 foreign ministers begin talks, focus on Ukraine war See in context

Masks, distancing, touching hands?

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Posted in: Ukraine war shows West's dominance ending as China rises, Blair says See in context

Irresponsible speech. The West has allowed China to become powerful by giving away most of their manufacturing, based purely on corporate greed. Hard to find many things in North America that are not made in China

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Posted in: Japan honors Abe with highest decoration; wake held in Tokyo See in context

Any chance for publicity on Trump's part

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Posted in: Shinzo Abe murder suspect: What we know See in context

Pim, I always look forward to reading Alfie Noakes's comments they are always well informed, balanced and have depth.

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Posted in: Households becoming less tolerant of surging food prices: study See in context

No mention of the businesses taking advantage of the situation and hiking prices arbitrarily. At my recent business insurance renewal I was informed that my insurers now have a $150 'company fee' which they apply to all policies 'to cover administration and other costs'. A lot of people making a lot of money by taking advantage of the various crisis situations

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Posted in: Japan's industry minister negative toward banning Russian oil imports See in context

3.6pc, 8.8pc, these are tiny numbers. How about an economy drive and more renewable energy should be able to do without this altogether. Russia banning Japanese officials in other news, can Japan not do more?

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