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Posted in: Kishida steps down as ruling party faction head amid funds scandal See in context

So if Kishida was to throw in the towel and resigned completely as prime Minister who would take his place ?

Even if he would consider it, Biden would not give his consent. He will stay on.

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Posted in: Putin visits UAE and Saudi Arabia, seeking to bolster Moscow's Middle East clout See in context

Putin is still fighting his brother country for almost 2 years now, and starting to look less and less like a villain. I guess two years from now, Israel will still be fighting Palestinians, and be regarded as heroes. Seems like the way to go nowadays is to invade your neighbor. No one will care, or make an effort to stop you...

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Posted in: U.S. Air Force identifies 8 crew lost in Osprey crash in Japan See in context

Jill and I are praying for the families and friends who lost a loved one in this terrible accident.

It is sad that these young people lost their lives. Let's just hope that there is no crash over central Tokyo, costing more precious lives. It is too late to save these 8 victims, but it is not too late to save the lives risked by future accidents. So Biden, stop the violating flights over Tokyo!

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Posted in: Israel orders evacuations as it widens offensive but Palestinians are running out of places to go See in context

Forced evacuations with nowhere safe to go is war crimes

And, unless the civilized world recognize this fact, and stops Israel, this is going to create tensions and hate that will last for a centuries, and devastate this region of the planet...

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Posted in: 3 commercial ships hit by missiles in Houthi attack in Red Sea; U.S. warship downs 3 drones See in context

We tired of the world testing us.

U.S. is tired of their authority being questioned?

is Red Sea part of USA already?

Many believe that (and I mean that as a fact, there are people that truly believe that the Earth belongs to U.S.).

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Posted in: Fears grow Japan-U.S. alliance may be affected by Osprey crash See in context

it will undermine the "Japanese public's trust and support" for the bilateral alliance

Does the Japanese public support this unilateral alliance?

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Posted in: Israel expands Gaza ground offensive; says efforts in south will be 'no less strength' than in north See in context

2.3 million people are crammed into the south after Israel ordered civilians to leave the north

By what authority can Israel order civilians of another nation to go into exodus?

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Posted in: Japan hopes for early easing of tensions in Gaza, Kishida tells Israel president See in context

hopes tensions in Gaza would ease

Shouldn't he demand immediate withdrawal, and freeze Israeli assets?

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Posted in: 9 referred to prosecutors on detainee's death at Aichi police station See in context

The same story keeps repeating. And no one does anything about it! Because they don't care?

 alleged inappropriate treatment that led to the death of a detained man

To put things in perspective, this is the exact same line from an earlier article here about the death of a hostage held by Hamas. Surely, Japan can be better then them?

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Posted in: U.S. continues to fly Osprey aircraft in Japan, despite Tokyo's request not to See in context

U.S. military aircraft violating Japanese airspace? Any violating flying objects were to be shot down, according to an earlier article here...

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Posted in: Israel and Hamas agree to extend truce for two more days, and to free more hostages and prisoners See in context

no civilized people take hostages.. only terrorists and countries like North Korea and Russia.

NK don't take hostages, those are abductions. Unfortunately, there are not many civilized people on this planet...

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Posted in: Kishida grilled over alleged gifts to IOC for Tokyo's Olympic bid See in context

it would violate the organization's code of ethics

The IOC code of ethics???

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Posted in: Kishida vows further efforts to realize summit with N Korean leader See in context

step up efforts to realize an early summit meeting

So, still discussing the possibility of taking the first step towards making an effort... It is a long path before the actual effort, and much preparation, so keep up the good work, and you will soon be one step closer to making an effort!

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Posted in: U.S. spy drones relocated to Okinawa despite local objection See in context

Japan has been under US military occupation since the end of WW2.

But in return, Japan didn't get split, like Korea and Germany, into North/South, East/West. Oh, wait, what about Okinawa? Well, a small piece got split off from Japan...

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Posted in: S Korean court orders Japan to compensate former 'comfort women' See in context

Prostitition was not illegal under Japanese Law during the time period that the Comfort Women System existed. And Korea was part of Japan 1910-1945 under Japanese jurisdiction.

South Korea did not exist until 1948. To claim that the CW system was illegal or unlawful under South Korean Laws is defective.

That's a darn good argument, and if SK sues Japan, than most countries can sue most countries for what happened during the war. Which might not be much consolation for those who suffered, though.

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Posted in: Qatar says Gaza cease-fire will begin Friday morning, with aid to follow 'as soon as possible' See in context

Hamas killing civilians is justified then you should have no problem with Israel killing civilians.

That makes both sides terrorists, it seems to me...

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Posted in: Susan Sarandon, Melissa Barrera dropped from Hollywood companies after comments on Israel-Hamas war See in context

So, now it is anti-Semitic to condemn Israel? How is that? Palestinians are also Semitic people!

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Posted in: Putin says we must think how to stop 'the tragedy' of war in Ukraine See in context

Russia controls about 17.5% of Ukrainian territory

And Putin wants to stop the war, but keep that territory....

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Posted in: Israeli PM Netanyahu says war against Hamas will not stop after cease-fire See in context

Israel will continue its war against Hamas, even if a temporary cease-fire is reached

So, what is the news? Israel will never stop it's war against Hamas, even it they wipe out all of Gaza. If there are no living left, they will fight the ghosts (and convince the world of the sanity of it).

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Posted in: North Korea says it put military spy satellite into orbit on third try See in context

whether the North Korean satellite actually performs reconnaissance functions

Probably not. The goal was to put a satellite into orbit, so congratulations on the technical progression. Now, if people could stop this war mongering nonsense, North Korea could build a domestic industry, and start cooperate with its neighbors.

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Posted in: N Korea notifies Japan of satellite launch as early as Wednesday See in context

We know what this is all about. Does anyone really care about North Korean satellites, that they even announce in advance? No! So, then what is this all about? Triggering WW3! Which we all know is the reason for fueling a 3-front conflict, in Ukraine, Gaza, and East Asia.

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Posted in: Cargo ship operated by Japanese firm seized in Red Sea by Iran-backed Houthi group See in context

 What does this have to do with Israel? What's the connection?

If it is a Japanese vessel, I assume Japan would know about it, without being told by Israel? So, the connection is... making Japan pro-Israel, and anti-Iran.

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Posted in: Patients and staff leave Gaza's biggest hospital; dozens killed at crowded refugee camp See in context

Israel thinks killing everything in Gaza will end the conflict is extremely naive

This is obviously not what Israel thinks, and not their goal.

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Posted in: U.N. stops delivery of food and supplies to Gaza as communications blackout hinders aid coordination See in context

Israel has barred entry of fuel since the start of the war

and

An extended blackout means an extended suspension of our humanitarian operations in the Gaza Strip

That seems quite deliberate.

Will the world stand by and watch until all 2.3 million residents have starved to death?

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Posted in: Japanese island holds disaster drill in shadow of China threat to Taiwan See in context

So, we had a drill to prepare for a North Korean attack, followed by this drill to prepare for a Chinese attack. Next up would be a drill to prepare for a Russian attack. But after that? What if? An attack by South Korea, Taiwan or U.S. are not likely, but are they guaranteed to never ever happen? Shouldn't we not prepare for that as well?

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Posted in: Japan OKs ¥13.2 tril extra budget for FY2023 to fight inflation See in context

The supplementary budget brings total spending for fiscal 2023 to a massive 127.58 trillion yen

As already stated, flooding the market with cash is not the way to fight inflation.

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Posted in: Kishida to return part of salary amid backlash over planned pay raise See in context

the prime minister's annual salary is expected to be 40.61 million yen

That would be USD 268,470.68 at the current rate. That would barely make it for the top 10% income tier in US, at that age bracket. An upper class income, but not by a big margin.

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Posted in: Blinken seeks G7 unity on Israel-Hamas war among items on crisis-heavy global agenda See in context

to speak, as we do, with one clear voice

What is the point with seven G7 members, if there is only one one voice? They should all speak up!

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Posted in: SDF exercise suspended after member shows middle finger to reporters See in context

"18-year-old recruit fatally shot two instructors and injured another"

Maybe he didn't like the instructors.

According to previous reports, he had a grudge towards one instructor, and the other victims were collateral damage.

showed a middle finger and flashed a peace sign

So, he is trying to say he is against war?

belonged to the same regiment based in Nagoya

Not sure what is going on there? Maybe some follow up reporting?

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Posted in: Tokyo holds first missile evacuation drill in years See in context

North Korea is the least threat to Japan. There are other neighbors who are more likely to hit the trigger.

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