Japan's Coast Guard said it detected suspected ballistic missile launches from North Korea on Saturday,
Good. Proof that Japan can somehow protect herself and really didn’t/ doesn’t need the GSOMIA with S.Korea.
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7% ? That's it?
I thought it would be more after all the huff and puffing mixed with Government sponsored nationwide boycott of everything Japanese in South Korea.
They'll be back; they can't stay away from Japan or Japanese goods anyway.
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Samit BasuToday 07:04 am JST
I am sorry, but Pikotaro is never going to be the second coming of PSY.
PSY speaks fluent English, Pikotaro doesn't.
English is a must for any Japanese talent to reach for a global fame and audience.
The same Psy who is a druggie and had to enlist twice in the S.Korean army in order to be forgiven?
The same Psy who is involved in the Malaysian scandal and received money stolen from the Malaysian Government ?
The same Psy who is under investigation in South Korea at the moment for hiring prostitutes some underage while being under his former YG agency?
yeah, Pikotaro and Psy have nothing in commun as far as I know.
No one books Psy for shows at the moment unlike Pikotaro.
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SnickersToday 07:22 am JST
I thought that dust came from china.
Well, it comes to Japan through Korea and drag South Korean Pollution to Japan.
So technically its a Korean yellow dust.
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That’s how low S.Korea is willing to go?
All right then; This will give power to to Japan to summon a S.Korean diplomat about the nasty yellow dust full of industrial toxic particles (such as cadmium, Asbestos, arsenic , pesticides and mercury among others) that finds its way to Japan every year from their country.
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Well, that will also mean less revenue for South Korea which will lead to less jobs in that sector.
Taking about cutting your nose to spite your face.
Please South Korea, go ahead and tighten the export of that radioactive noise called Kpop while you’re at it.
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This should explain the “olive branch” Moon unexpectedly extended to Japan earlier .
Good luck getting Japan’s cooperation after all assets seize, the government sponsored boycott of Japanese goods and North-South reunification talks in order to destroy Japan.
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Benet, founder of soccer rights company Imagina (Mediapro), said the museum would exhibit around 60 pieces of artwork that have been censored in different parts of the world.
To sum up, he plans to make money from controversial pieces.
He is no ally, he is a capitalist user/vulture.
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They have money to buy 1000 banners and get the permits to hang them; meanwhile, thousands of old people are homeless, walking around, sleeping in alleys in said-district with little to no pension.(barely $150/month)
What a way to be patriotic. Shame on them!
Keep hyping your xenophobia South Korea. Soon, Japan will ask her Citizens and companies to come back home or relocate to South East Asia.
That would be another blow to your economy and your high unemployment rate.
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How will they do it though?
Japan owns most of the original patents of those original 100 key materials. Unless they try to bribe the brains behind the Japanese companies operations or go full China(copy and paste without permission) and get caught.
It’s about to be an uphill battle for the Koreans. 7 years R&D won’t be enough when your enemy is at least 100 years ahead.
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Desperation, desperation, desperation.
And he calls himself a leader ?
The S.Koreans have the president they deserve.
It’s only going down from here.
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And Japan ought to remember who was number 2 in bailing them out during the last major quake. You're comparing once instance and a few bullets to 30 years of colonisation, rape, and murder. Well done.
And this was proven to be a lie. S.Korea wasn’t even in the top 15 donors.
Another propaganda by S.Korea.
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Weren’t lil’Kim and Moon strolling in the park like two best friends not too long ago?
Who are we to come between 2 brothers?
South Koreans always make it look like they are self sufficient /reliant. Let them deal with the siblings rivalry.
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No job loss since those breweries will now brew for domestic brand.
You are well aware that your people are not really fond of their domestic brands.
Give it 2 more weeks. They will come around, buy the Japanese drinks and consume it at home far from judgmental eyes.
This won’t be the first time.
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I don’t get it. They are hurting themselves/their businesses and repressing their own needs in order to hurt Japan?
Those Japanese beers come from breweries located in S.Korea.
Guess who will be out of job is the sales keep slumping? S.Koreans that’s who.
Either there’s Something wrong in South Korean waters or they are all brainwashed.
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South Korea's Samsung Electronics has sent letters to local partners urging them to stockpile more Japanese components in case Tokyo expands its export restrictions,
Showing desperation already? I thought Japan was supposed to be hurt by SKorea’s removal from the whitelist not state-backed Samsung.
Anyway, thanks for giving Japan the heads up. I pray the people in charge of approving the S.Korean export will put the export request at the bottom of their files. Those supplies are about to not be delivered on time.
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They don’t really have a choice unless they want to be found flotting in the Kang river or “get suicided”. Just like the Korean politician who refused to follow Moon’s propaganda against Japan.
RIP poor man, at least you showed integrity.
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Japan can take it to ICJ but S.Korea won’t show up.
They will find a way to delay the process and whine as usual.
Mark my words.
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I"f Korea’s coerced workers were not paid by certain occupying Japanese companies then it is only fair that they should be.
The article clearly states that Mitsubishi refused to negotiate with the former coerced workers.
It is logical that a court action and ruling be sought and it has!
Tough for Mitsubishi."
People need to realize that all those Japanese companies were requisitioned by the Japanese Army/government, therefore the Koreans were working for Japan not Mitsubitshi.
Japan considered all the victims compensated so did the S.Korean government when they signed the Treaty in 1965 and received the funds.
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“Tokyo lodged a protest against Seoul, saying it had broken an agreement on what the two sides would disclose from the Friday discussions on Japan’s curbs of exports to Korea of some materials used to make high-tech equipment”
> ”...the officials had spent about an hour toward the end of the five-hour meeting to discuss and agree on what to disclose to media.”
What else is new?
Keep showing that you are untrustworthy S.Korea.
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South Korea's president urged Japan on Monday to lift recently tightened controls on high-tech exports to South Korea, which he said threaten to shatter the countries' economic cooperation and could damage Japan more than South Korea.
There’s no more economic cooperation since your untrustworthy country has been taken off the whitelist.
Japan is producing over 80% of what your state-sponsored chaebols need to make the chip.
Japan will mass-sell to Taiwan and other Western companies who, I am pretty sure will be happy to knock you out of your pedestal. Don’t worry S.Korea, Japan will be just fine.
Keep whining, in 3months time, those companies will be able to sell to Apple and others cellphone companies and you’ll be left behind.
Do you feel the burn? I hope it was worth it.
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"I am frustrated," said the Korean official, who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the matter.”
“ South Korean media, however, reported there was a "cold reception" for their officials, and that the meeting took place in a room that looked like a "garage".”
A taste of your own medicine S.Korea.
Your frustration is barely a week old.
Now you know what Japan has been feeling in the last two decades.
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If what you said is true then S.Korea doesn’t need Japan and won’t suffer from their removal from the whitelist.
So what all the fuss Moon and his government are making about?
Why involve the USA and WTO if there’s no negative impacts to the Korean economy?
Unless your people are releasing fluff pieces to the media to save face.
Good luck; it’s only the beginning.
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@Samit Basu , You're rejoicing it seems.
So when Samsung and co deplete all their chip maker supplies, when and where will they get the new ones from?
Koreans always thinking in the short term.
The Japanese are very patient. You don’t know when and where they will strike next. Petroleum and related materials? Machinery parts? Use of Japanese patents?
keep laughing and good luck.
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What a joke.
Koreans companies (Samsung&co) may be the world biggest suppliers but not the world only suppliers. Taiwanese/Euro/American companies will gladly take over and end the S.Korean market dominance. The world will be fine.
S.Korea decided to be a hostile country and reneged old treaties/ seize business partners assets on their own accord.
So why are they seeking US help now? Weren’t they gloating few weeks ago at the idea of bullying Japan, yet again?
Japan is free to whitelist/give preferential treatments to whoever they want.
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Very funny that South Korea wants another diplomatic solution/treaty that Moon &Co won’t respect.
Don’t bother Japan.
Untrustworthy people cannot be your friends, business partners or get preferential treatments. Keep hitting where it hursts them the most.
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On Monday, Horiike admitted to killing his wife who had been in poor health. He was quoted by police as saying he couldn’t stand to see her suffer any longer and wanted her to depart in peace.
Theres nothing “peaceful about strangulation”.
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