Kishida says he will include women's views in policymaking
Well, that means sometime in the future I guess... What year is it now, 2022?
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Japan has spent 80 years building up a reputation as a peaceful country. Spoil that reputation, and the trust is wiped out in an instant. The world will no longer regard Japanese as peaceful people, and they will never be treated with respect again.
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Well, one of the darker sides of the Japanese psyche. A cannibal goes free, and becomes a celebrity. Not the first case of Japanese cannibalism. During the Chichijima incident, George H. W. Bush barely escaped being eaten by the Japanese...
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Washington asking Tokyo to prepare a more convenient and permanent location for the drills
Again, we'll have to obey, making sure things are as convenient as possible for US. After all, they are here to stay, forever. Why pretend Japan is a sovereign nation? Might just as well accept that Japan is the territory of US, just like Guam.
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Kishida plans to declare the acquisition of a "counterstrike capability" in its National Security Strategy
If I didn't knew better, I would call Kishida a very dangerous person, and be very worried about a fleet hoisting the imperial flag armed with Tomahawk missiles. Except, this has nothing to do with armed conflicts, or national security. It is just another means to direct our tax money to US (and undoubtedly the pockets of some politicians).
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Well, they could incorporate, transfer all their assets to the corporation, and be equal shareholders. This setup would also allow for more than two persons in a relationship, as well as unequal relationships, where one part owns more shares. Should be flexible enough for everyones need.
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violates international covenants on human rights
It is fine for Japan to violate human rights, while accusing other nations for the same crime?
When it comes to the death penalty, this is just part of politics. The detainees are a convenient source to pull from, each time Japan wants to make a statement, by hanging some criminals to make the news.
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Comparing the Jewish Holocaust and the swastika, and the Asian Holocaust and the imperial flag. In both cases, the estimated death toll is around 6 million (though the latter is said to be about twice that number). "Misdirected grudge?" There are at least 6 million reasons for that grudge...
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Distance from Tsurga Barbershop to Uam-ri
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double the nation's defense spending to 2 percent or more of GDP, a level on par with North Atlantic Treaty Organization member states
On par with NATO? Why on par with NATO? Sounds like that is a demand by US, so we better obey and pay them the "protection money".
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He had been sentenced to 10 years in prison for allegedly breaking immigration law
Well, here in Japan, you would get a death sentence for overstaying you visa (a.k.a. death by unknown cause while in detention center for an indeterminate amount of time).
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According to Wikipedia, Matsuoka was the one who wanted a war with US:
Matsuoka's hostility towards the United States (a vocal opponent of Japan's military campaigns) alarmed Konoe, who wanted to avoid war with the United States.
Also, he was a devoted Nazi and Fascist. Here a picture of Matsuoka with Hitler:
persuade the United States to refrain from participating in the war and from conducting "provocative acts" against Japan
We could replace "Japan" with "Russia" in this statement, and it would apply to the current situation today.
Nothing is black and white, and maybe Matsuoka did have a change of heart, becoming a pacifist, but it doesn't fit the picture very well...
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Building the nuclear force to protect the dignity and sovereignty of the state and the people "is the greatest and most important revolutionary cause, and its ultimate goal is to possess the world's most powerful strategic force, the absolute force unprecedented in the century,"
Hmm, isn't Kishida saying the same thing?
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Everyone knew about this, but kept silent for three years, including most media reporting. If this is indeed a change of stance since Abe's death, I hope they will start digging into the olympic village construction as well. That was covered by Swedish media, but everyone kept silent about here in Japan. I won't go into the details, as the moderator will remove the post as off-topic, so let's just say that there were a lot of Yakuza related deaths in involved among the construction workers.
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with its ally the United States
Well, were we not talking about protecting Japan's sovereignty? Sounds more like we are paying our tax money to US, so they can dominate Asia via Japan. Hmm, shouldn't they be paying us for that privilege?
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A totally broken justice system. It never did work, and never will work. And how could it? It evolved in the western culture, based on christian values like truth and honesty. Japanese values are different, and appearances are more important here. Japan needs a Japanese justice system that matches their values. Which might sound horrendous to us, but to their credit, I dare say Japan is safest country in the world (unless you are a foreigner in a detention center).
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Winter is coming, Russia will win this war!
What war? Win the "special operation"?
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Hmm, Japan still number one worldwide in weekly infections. 160 deaths in a single day. According to Statista, the number of influenza deaths in Japan 2020 was 956. That number was quite low, assumably because of Covid measures. (It had a peak of 3,575 influenza deaths in 2019.) 956 deaths a year, is on average 2.6 deaths a day. So Covid is roughly 60 times more deadly than influenza.
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Well, LDP needs cleaning up, so why complain about corrupt politicians being sacked?
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Easy done when there is only one, mock missile, and you know the flight pass of it in advance. There is no way Japan, a small island, can defend itself against a nuclear attack. Just like the Abe mask, you might feel safer, but it is just too small...
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every effort to prevent suicides is valid
No, it is the result, not the effort that counts!
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If these people were indeed spies, that this headline is very misleading. Were they mistreated during detainment? Were they falsely accused?
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Last time, they created Corona but it got leaked in China and affected China too.
I wonder who created the B/Yamagata virus???
Though, due to COVID measures, it might have become extinct:
Chinese virus replacing Japanese virus...
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I don't agree that cleaning up LDP would be seen as a negative thing by foreign leaders. It is a necessity for Japan to be taken seriously. Though, Japan should be ashamed for its human rights violations, where it should be put in the same corner as China and Russia. The treatment of foreigners in the so called detention centers leading to several deaths, police injecting black foreigners with Ketamine etc. are no better than communist era KGB, or Chinese concentration camps!
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demands its complete and unconditional withdrawal from the territory of Ukraine
People have been doing nothing but "demanding", while Ukraine has ben in war for most of this year. US is boosting about keeping the world safe for everyone, and collecting a fair amount of "protection money". Well then, put your action where your words are and stop this war. I can't believe that Russia, the debris of the collapsed Soviet Union are something beyond the largest military power of the world?
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Look at the facts:
approached Abe at a campaign speech on a street corner in the western city of Nara on July 8 and opened fire with a handmade gun
We know that he was firing a gun. We don't know it was his bullet that killed abe.
request to continue Yamagami's psychiatric evaluation until Feb 6
Assuming he was just used as a distraction, and someone else fired the bullet, that will be VERY hard to prove half a year after the assassination.
Maybe his mother did have financial troubles related to the Unification Church, and he was in need of money, taking on this job would indeed solve his money troubles. He might even have confessed the hole thing to the police, and the police chose to mention only the Unification Church. Without a trial, we can only speculate, as no real evidence is going to be made public.
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The obvious question is, do the guards at the detention center have access to stun guns?
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There shouldn't be a need for any Asian country to feel the need to contain threats from a nation on the other side of the globe.
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the United States is here to stay
This is Asia, not America. US was supposed to leave when their occupation "ended"!
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While not a fan of either Kishida or Xi, I can only say well done! Finally some leaders behave like grown-ups.
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