So what happened to the 1 billion yen that Japan had already given to those Koreans 6 years ago? This seems like a ploy by the thick skinned Korean prostitutes and their descendants to milk the so called 'comfort women' issue in order to gain more easy money from Japan.
The Japanese govt should say enough is enough, and ignore those Koreans for good. After all, none of the women were kidnapped into prostitution by the IJA or the Japanese govt, but the combination of choosing it at their own free will, or being lured, sold, and tricked into that profession by the civillians, most of whom are their own brethrens, the ethnic Korean agents, just like the South Korean comfort stations serving American troops in the 50's and 60's, I'm pretty sure that nobody had ever kidnapped those women, or are they?
@baxter: Spot on mate, best comment today!
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Germany still endures claims from Greece and Poland for compensation stemming from issues from WWII
Exactly, Germany has handled their WW2 past so well that even today they are still being sued by the alleged aggrieved, meaning to this day Germans are still suffering for what happened 80 years ago. Thankfully Japan's approach is not to accommodate fraudsters and the eternally outraged. Tell em to take a hike Japan!
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Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. These 2 crims are done!
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Just cut diplomatic ties to North Korea and the other one, they are not friends in any sense of the word. Not a single tear will be shed too
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Agreed these are abysmal numbers for Japan, 1000 a day was a catastrophe for the country so even a few hundred is unacceptable, this country is better than that. Europe and the US seeing a million every few days is expected however, the quality of their populace ensures they are going to suffer big time against Corona, they were never going to do well
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Yes please! I will be doing my duty and consuming the catch to ensure the success of the industry. I don't see any greenies weeping and protesting in the streets so I doubt people really care about this lol. More food for the adults!
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Makes sense, comprehensive personal hygiene and mask wearing here are decades ahead of other countries, not to mention pretty much most people at least in the English speaking countries are overweight or obese and have generally poor health and diets. It doesn't take grade 3 math to see why less people are dying here.
But no, the death numbers are fake and all the dead bodies are buried in Abe's backyard to keep the numbers low for the Olympics right? Japan baaa-aahd!
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Why hasn't anyone started a petition on this?
@jaybeeb: My guess is that it's just fake outrage, so no one really has the spine or desire to do anything about it. Although, I'd love to see a racism suit brought by the angry expats, it would provide a week or so of wholesome entertainment. A petition would be dead on arrival.
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@Reckless: Agreed, people should show their dissatisfaction with their feet and money by leaving the country. I'm always amazed at how many expats here complain about being treated as dehumanised second class citizens and entertaining curiosities at best, yet continue to live here for decades with a smile on their faces asking for more. I don't know how anyone with a shred of self dignity can put up with such daily humiliation.
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That's the end of Hong Kong as we know it. This law stipulates that a crime can be committed anywhere in the world and online and still be arrested on arrival in HK or China. Probably half the posters on this site might not be able to return to HK ever again without risking arrest, and then torture and televised humiliation on the mainland, including me. There's a new enemy in this world.
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10,000 cases over 6 months, so not even 2,000 a month. Oh I forgot, because of low testing Japan's numbers are actually in the tens of millions right? Even though there have been no corresponding increase in deaths. Japan baaaaahd!
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Great to hear and incredible efforts by the citizens and government of Japan! Stands in grim and stark contrast to the catastrophic failure seen in Europe and North America, an absolute disgrace of a humiliation over there..
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He didn't provide a reason for why he removed his videos? Judging by the comments people have settled on, without a shred of evidence, sinister government conspiracy ordered by the PM himself. Got it
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I can't believe they're wheeling out the coronavirus excuse this early. The October-to-December period wasn't affected by this virus at all.
Not once in the article or in real life has anyone said the coronavirus is the reason for the economic contraction last quarter. Are you that desperate for anti-Japan talk points?
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More like 66% now know what the true colours are of the Korean. Being a Korean in Japan just got a lot, lot worse; I for one am done with them forever
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South Koreans and their comically incompetent supporters are no where near the brightest bunch out of the third world countries, but this.. this is truly embarrassing for South Korea. I will never have anything but pure contempt for them going forward. They have proven themselves yet again as a coward nation. How utterly embarrassing
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Dear god SK.. It's just so embarrassing now..
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Unfortunately mental health illness is hidden under the carpet in SK, and tragedies like this occur hourly in that country, as in this case with this deeply mentally disturbed individual. SK still has a long, long, long way to go before joining the big boys as proven by the fact that these mental problems appear to have compromised even their government.
Sad, but this is entirely the fault of the SK government for failing to tackle mental health illness.
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Good to hear! Hopefully the high prices for whale meat causes more businesses to enter the industry to provide more competition and higher quality meats and other whale-based products. I'll definitely be tasting the catch!
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Have a cry SK. Until the whole nation apologises sincerely and pays exorbitant compensation for breaking an international agreement against international law, these sanctions will stay and be tightened every year.
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Good, criminals don't have a place in free society. Ghosn the thief is where he belongs
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And easily one of the most successful out of Japan's woeful record of PMs. If he's causing the unskilled and low quality of society to weep each night, that's more a problem with them than him. The economy has been in rude form for the rest of us
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Hahaha, oh dear.. The Ghosn collapse continues.
I'm sure the irony of getting someone heavily suspected of financial crimes to come to the rescue of another even more heavily suspected of financial crimes is lost on the Ghosn crime family. What an embarrassing joke this man has turned out to be, what a waste.. Add another 10 years for hypocrisy in poor taste!
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Posted in: While the Japanese government relentlessly promotes the image of 'Cool Japan' and mega-tourism, the current reality is a country run by sociopathic Hitler-loving plutocrats, with plummeting press freedom, endemic poverty, rising censorship, deliberate destruction of public records, continual death by overwork, a corrupt bureaucracy, and a medieval justice system. Despite the triple meltdown of Fukushima, the government is rushing to start nuclear power plants again with reckless abandon. See in context
Yeah right, this guy has been permanently discredited for poor journalism, sensationalism, and even pure fake facts, as shown by that link in the comments showing he is unprofessional. He has as much credibility as an English teacher in Japan, and is spurned even by American journalists. This can be dismissed out of hand as rubbish.
How dare Japan not become more like Trump's America or Brexit Britain! They are the epitome of progressive development and "morality" right?
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He has kidney failure suddenly! He was arrested illegally! This is all part of a grand conspiracy! His wife didn't know about the money laundering! The Earth is flat and chemtrails are real!
If this is all the defense has got, Ghosn is definitely ghosin to jail
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LOL. Nope. Just nope South Korea
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Few tears have shed for him in France. Contrast that with all the tears cried for him by his supporters here on JT.
Haha you can say that again. The French seem to be far more emotionally strong.
Glad Mrs Ghosn's cowardly gambit failed too, as expected. She won't ever be coming back to Japan thankfully. Good news all round!
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