Despicable. I am very angry to read this. This is the price paid for doing business with a Communist dictatorship. Unless this Japanese woman is released immediately, many Chinese government staff must be expelled from Japan.
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These will be really interesting and important Summits. PM "Summit King" Abe will insure a good deal for Japan when Brexit finalizes. He will demand a gaurantee that Japanese companies in UK wont be worse off under Brexit. So it is vital for trade, defense etc that the Summit takes place.
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RIP to the victims on both sides. The fact Japan and USA are now each other's closest Military Allies says that both Nations have moved on from this incident 77 years ago. They have never been closer than now. Many Japanese visit Pearl Harbor to pay respect to victims; many Americans visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki to pay respect to all the Japanese victims.
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Excellent news. Communist China has been stealing Western and Japanese high tech for years, and Huawei is a proxy PRC government company. As is EVERY company in PRC.
I am certain the next step will be to ban the sale of PRC made cellphones. Democratic governments like Japan are finally standing up to PRC. Furthermore, Huawei has been doing business with Iran, which USA will not allow.
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"We have made solemn representations to Canada and the U.S., demanding that both parties immediately clarify the reasons for the detention, and immediately release the detainee to protect the person's legal rights,"
Communist China is talking about peoples human rights being violated? What a joke, there are millions of political prisoners in PRC who have zero rights. I say good job Trump for directly ordering this arrest. PRC had not been granted an exemption for dealing with Iran, so arrest is legal.
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Chinese people should use more efficient technology for heating in winter, than burning coal bricks. They are polluting all of Asia and responsible for Global Warming.
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Takanawa Gateway isn't a bad name. But I am disappointed my submission wasn't successfull: "Olympia Station".
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Just as PM Abe was the first world Leader to visit Trump, Trump should be first world Leader to visit the new Emperor. The friendship between PM Abe and Trump is stronger than any other 2 Leaders in the world. I am puzzled why people don't understand this, and call Trump and PM Abe names.
Japan aims to demonstrate its strong alliance with the United States through Trump's visit as a state guest
It is a signal to the world how USA and Japan will forever have each other's back.
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Congratulations to Shiseido! Real clever advertisement. Traditionally Japan has always been tolerant of LGBT relationships, there is no anti-homosexual tradition such as exist in Western Christian nations, such as USA, or Islamic nations.
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If Communist China persists in refusing to buy Japanese produce, threaten to take them to the ICJ. Just like Japan did to SK to order them to lift ban on Japanese seafood. And won.
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Super promising! If PM Abe and Putin can finalize this 1956 Peace deal, after 62 years of failed attempts, they will be celebrated by their people as heroes. Getting back the Habomai islands and Shikotan (Possibly in 2-3 years) under this deal is a great start, and negotiations for the other 2 Islands will continue. Japan and Russia can jointly develop these remaining 2 islands for tourism, fisheries, agriculture and research, then revert to Japan after 10 years.
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Tragic. RIP George H W Bush. Great friend and partner of Japan. He will go down as a Hero for standing up to evil Saddam Hussain and those horrible Iraqis. His more famous son George W Bush finished off the Evil empire of Saddam Hussain, and the world is still thankfull to the Bushes for this.
Very, very sad day.
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Do you not think one of the reasons the LDP has been so dominant is because the opposition has been so persistently feeble?
Brilliantly said, Matt Hartwell. The reason LDP is popular is because the Leadership is strong and effective., unlike hopeless opposition.
You can't argue with record low unemployment, booming economy, excellent relations with Trump (PM Abe first foreign Leader to meet Him), tough stance against Communist China and NK, and bringing back the great Japanese Military.
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Three Strongman, three voices of Freedom, three Leaders who stand up to Bullies. Beautiful photo!
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There is an obvious lack of good faith in South Korea's negotiations and an intent to simply keep the issue alive forever,
Well said Ossan America, well said. Always the voice of reason in this issue. What I would like to know, who is financing this "museum ". Real big rent in Tokyo. It averages just 19 visitors a day. Bankrolled by SK government propaganda machine?
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This will be fixed within a few budgets, trade balance will be neutral. No need to panic or be upset about Trumps comment, like a few posters. Japan will continue to increase her purchases American military hardware and weapons, and surplus is gone. (Possibly Abe will also promise to purchase more USA made autos to please Trump, for example TESLAS)
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Meanwhile our armed forces are threatening China in their Ocean,
communist China started it.
abe just bought another 100 useless F-35 attack aircraft
100 of the best strike jets in the world, delivered next year. Thank you, PM Abe.
2019 will be a great year for Constitution change.
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Oga-no-Namahage is a nonsense. It frightens and scares children. I do not like seeing children crying at the devils when they visit their houses. It does not deserve a cultural heritage. It is a primitive savage tradition.
I respectfully disagree. Namahage festival is a fun tradition, just as Halloween is in USA. Not everything in the world can be Disney style. Thank you UN, thank-you!! This will be a real big boost for the tourism industry in Akita-ken, from foreign and local tourists, and boost the economy damaged by depopulation.
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The settlement was finalized for good by the former President Park and PM Abe in 2015. No future claims would be made, was the agreement. Huge sum of money paid by Japan. Present SK givernment wont follow rules. No suprise that the sensible President Park was subsequently jailed for life in Seoul.
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History is full of war and conflict and while it should be priority no.1 to avoid conflict at just about all costs, sometimes that simply isn't possible.
Well said, Matt Hartwell, well said! Japan and other democracies cannot simply sit back while rogue neighbors like NK and Communist China constantly arm themselves to the teeth and get stronger by the year with the newest military technology. Japan must keep up and invest in weaponry, to secure peace.
1% of GDP is a tiny price to pay for guaranteeing safety in the most dangerous time for Japan in 73 years.
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F-35 looks beautiful, I envy the pilots who will get to fly them! Best job in the world. With 100 more on order, Japanese Air Force will be even stronger, and neighbors will be rightly nervous! Can PRC compete in a dogfight with F-35?! Lol!
A super powerful military commands respect, and adding to it, more respect.
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Posted in: I believe we, as Japanese nationals, should respond with all of our hearts by fully backing possible military action or revisions to the Constitution that will enable it should the Abe cabinet decide on such a course to recover abduction victims and demonstrate Japan’s sovereignty. See in context
I am wavering on this. A Japanese invasion of NK to recover the imprisoned kidnappees should be a last resort. It will be potentially risky. Of course, the back up of USA will be expected. Maximum pressure should first be applied before any Military action, and a deadline given to NK for the return of all kidnappees.
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Excellent news, along with the news that Japan will convert 2 helicopter carriers to Aircraft Carriers. 100 F-35 Fighters will be a great addition, and big deterrent to PRC along with the US. PM Abe is standing up to bullies PRC and NK.
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More drinking, prostitution, pawn shops and a transient population.
Japanese Integrated Resorts will not be like USA Casinos. Those things wont be allowed. Licenses will be very strict. Security and CCTV everywhere. And gambling is only a small part of the Resorts business.
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Having a casino near a beach is ideal.
@ Kenji, well said! I think Wakayama is a more appealing choice than Osaka, for an Integrated Resort. Especialy in summer season. Many holiday options. Osaka people, I am sorry.But you will probably miss out on an Integrated Resort.
beating a challenger backed by the Japanese Communist Party.
Beating a Communist in Japan is not hard! Maybe in PRC it is! Lol
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Really promising news to read. Japan absolutely has the right to defend herself. The only people to disagree are PRC and there supporters. It is super expensive to develop aircraft carrier from scratch. So adapting a helicopter carrier is a genius idea. Whoever in the Ministry of Defense thought outside the box on this should be given big promotion! I look forward to the completion.
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Stunning news! This is jaw dropping AI and Robotics technology. Getting the Disabled in the workforce will solve many labor shortage issues. Added to robots now being hired as staff in hotels, in future working on farms, conbinis with high-tech self serve, there is no need for “mass immigration” as some claim.
I cant wait to try one of these cafes! Robot cafes will shock so many visitors in Tokyo olympics 2020. Possible export opportunity for Japan too.
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Ghosn will try to lie his way out of big jail time. He will hire expensive legal team and point the finger at Japanese executives to save himself. He will turn it into media circus. Sorry, Ghosn, accept the allegations and face up to it!
I agree with Schopenhauer, NISSAN and MMC should immediately sever all ties with Renault, nothing but trouble. There is a chance NISSAN could still come back from this, especially now that the Datsun brand has been launched in India.
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