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Posted in: Japan has stopped printing its current yen bills; Mt Fuji only element to be retained in new set See in context

The new one looks like monopoly money

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Posted in: World faces tension with China under Xi Jinping's third term See in context

If USA is the world, yeah

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Posted in: U.S. Vice President Harris seeking computer chip partners in Tokyo See in context

oh, it's not so free market now?

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Posted in: Japanese man sets himself on fire in apparent protest at Abe's state funeral See in context

The ones that should suffer is those self serving politicians, not the ordinary citizens

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Posted in: Condolences See in context

did emperor naruhito ride the bus?

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Posted in: How the strong U.S. dollar can affect everyone See in context

The dollar is strong because, money are flowing from all over the world into USA because the Feds is raising interest rates. More are coming from Europe because of the war, inept leaders and energy cost instability.

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Posted in: Kyiv claims battlefield gains as Russian gas shutdown hits Europe markets See in context

wallaceToday  09:05 am JST

In the long run, Russia will be the loser when the EU countries secure alternative energy supplies.

No going back.

Russia is burning off excess natural gas near the Artic creating huge clouds of soot.

Burning natural gas creates soot.. wow.. just wow. haha

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Posted in: Japan seeks to organize Sri Lanka creditors' meeting on debt crisis See in context

Tokyo is open to hosting talks among all the creditor nations aimed at lifting Colombo from its worst debt crisis since independence, but it is not clear whether top creditor China would join and a lack of clarity remains about Sri Lanka's finances, one source told Reuters.

based on Asian Development Bank’s wiki,

Traditionally, and because Japan is one of the largest shareholders of the bank (Asian Development Bank), the president has always been Japanese.

a simple google search shows that the largest creditor is Asian Development Bank, followed by Japan, then China. And Reuters quote an anonymous source saying China is the top creditor?

First rate storytelling indeed

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Posted in: Putin going to G20 in Bali summit 'a step too far': Australian PM See in context

"I think we need to have people in the room that aren't invading other countries," he said.

Yeah, US, UK, Australia's leaders shouldn't be in the room too, yes, that's including you ScoMo.

Remember Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria

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Posted in: S Korea's next leader to abandon Blue House for new office See in context

Relocating the presidential office was one of President-elect Yoon Suk Yeol's main campaign promises.

what a nice job to have

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Posted in: Australia slams China 'lifeline' to Russia See in context

India -- a major purchaser of Russian weapons -- has also so far refrained from condemning Moscow's actions, but Morrison did not mention New Delhi.

Scotty with his forked tongue

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Posted in: 'Not a blockbuster' but Olympics give China plenty to tout See in context

China got more gold than the US. Yeah, that's because the US is boycotting the winter Olympics

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Posted in: IOC chief rebukes Beijing Olympics organizers for political statements See in context

"These issues are irrelevant to the Winter Games but I still feel obliged to make a quick comment again," said BOCOG spokeswoman Yan Jiarong on Thursday, after foreign reporters twice asked about Xinjiang.

These foreign reporters are the ones who mix sports and politics

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Posted in: China detains Japanese man in Shanghai; details unclear See in context

Why would anyone go to The PRC? 

if you don't go there, how are you going to spy?

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Posted in: U.S., Japan figure skating teams to get torches, not medals, for now See in context

It's figure skating, not sports like sprinting. How will it affect the scores?

Olympics allowed a male to compete with females in weightlifting.

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Posted in: China's imports of Japanese cosmetics keep rising See in context

This reminds me of a time I was in Akihabara buying a region-free DVD player when a bus of Chinese tourists pulled up. They came in and started buying everything and I mean EVERYTHING. The very first and only thing they did in making a purchasing decision was to look and see where it was made. If it said "Made in Japan" they bought it. "Made in China" stayed on the shelf.

Well, they're tourists, what did you expect they buy in Japan? Why waste precious luggage space for things you can buy back home?

China is consistently the country with highest travel and tourism expenditure in the recent years, if they are willing to spend their money in Japan, isn't this good enough for Japan's local economy?

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Posted in: 'Please drink' treated Fukushima water, China asks Aso See in context

China's effort on environmental issues.

BBC: Climate change: China's forest carbon uptake 'underestimated'

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Posted in: Japan aims to expand regional free trade pact as UK, China eye membership See in context


I did a quick google and found Vietnam is in CPTPP and they're communist too? double standards?

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Posted in: Japanese businesses expect RCEP deal to boost Asia trade, investment See in context

Trades benefits both parties, supply and demand.

China opening up their large market, in fact is benefiting other smaller countries. China's market is on a different scale than the other members.

Saying this benefits China only is same as saying Trump's tariffs is MAGA.

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Posted in: Japan to lift entry ban on travelers from 9 countries, regions; exempt returning residents from quarantine See in context


Taiwan - no new infections for around 200 days - how long will that last if they open for travel? They should retain a quarantine for inbound travelers and test.

August 1 - Taiwan reports 7 new COVID-19 cases, including possible domestic case

August 5 - Japanese man confirmed to have COVID-19 after returning to Japan from Taiwan; CECC launches investigation

Sept 23 - 18 Filipinos, 1 Japanese confirmed with COVID-19 after leaving Taiwan

Oct 14 - 3 Japanese test positive for coronavirus after returning from Taiwan

Certainly doesn't look like no new infections for 200 days to me.

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Posted in: Trump, Biden go on offense in states they're trying to flip See in context

With Trump seated in the front row at the nondenominational International Church of Las Vegas, the senior associate pastor, Denise Goulet, said God told her the president is the apple of his eye and would secure a second term.

“At 4:30, the Lord said to me, ‘I am going to give your president a second win,’” she said, telling Trump, “you will be the president again.”

Why is such lies be allowed in the name of God? same with those muslim priest, buddhist monks..etc who claims to be messenger of God.

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Posted in: Pompeo calls Suga 'force for good' during visit to boost solidarity against China See in context

Funny people like Pompeo keep saying we should support Vietnam and end communist China. Well, Vietnam is a communist country too? And Russia is a democratic nation. CIA double standards at it best, we lie we cheat we steal.

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Posted in: Suga, in talks with Xi, says stable Japan-China ties key to region See in context

Dear Akie

I would counter your argument and say that China has been the one to allow a dispute to happen in the first place.

Japan is not using the Senkaku Islands, we don't have any buildings there, no Japanese lives there, we don't extract resources, USA gave Senkaku to Japan in the 80s. China should have talked to America, complain to them about that island. China never did.

India did not start the problems with China either, CCP was the one aggressive towards India. If China is smart you should realize you share a border with India, they have 1 billion people which you need for your economy to keep going, especially now when your fighting with America.

Dear ReasonandWisdomNippon,

I would like to point out there is some mistakes on your argument.

China (PRC) and Taiwan (ROC) both objected USA for handing over the Senkaku Islands to Japan. Source: Senkaku Islands, Wikipedia.

India was the one who started the problem. It was the Indian troops that invaded Chinese territory. "China did not enter our territory, no post taken." Quote India's PM Narendra Modi. Source: hindustantimes and BBC.

Also, why would China want to clash with India when they have so much direct investments there? China investments in India up 12 times from USD381 million in 2016 to USD4.6 billion in 2019, source Indiatimes.

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting student and stealing her bag See in context

If he robbed a bodybuilder instead would it justify his actions? If he’s going to target a person who looks stronger than him, he would use a weapon and lives might be lost.

his actions of robbing is wrong, no matter who his victim was.

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Posted in: KLab to develop Kumamon online game with Chinese firm See in context

The Beijing-based company will create and operate the Kumamon game, while KLab (Japanese) will handle matters such as intellectual property

why would the Chinese company have want to steal their own source code?

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Posted in: Japanese firms shift focus to Southeast Asia due to U.S.-China dispute: JETRO See in context

I did a quick google, Vietnam is still a communist country, Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

why the double standards?

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Posted in: China warns Japan a TikTok ban would affect relations See in context

TBS reported on Friday, citing unnamed Japanese government sources.

I’m fed up with half baked news citing “unnamed sources”. Show the name of the person who says it or it’s made up convenient fake news.

Which Chinese official threaten Japan? Did TBS verify with the Chinese Embassy?

Which Japanese government sources? Japan foreign affairs somehow avoided comment?

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Posted in: Abe mourns ex-Taiwan President Lee See in context

His Wikipedia status read:

2nd lieutenant with the Imperial Japan Army from 1944-1946

then straight to be a member of the China Communist Party from 1946-1948

then as President of the Republic of China under Kuomintang then supports the Opposition after he lost the Presidency...

wow, He just have to be on the side of the party in power.

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Posted in: Masks are everywhere in Asia, but have they helped? See in context

Experts in this article: Mask do not help.

Trump: Use scarves. They help prevent Covid-19

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Posted in: Pompeo says G7 agrees China spreading virus disinformation See in context

Who is Mike Pompeo? Mike's a genius, graduating first in his class at West Point. We should believe what he said.

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