Abe should really be an adult as he is now over Moon and propose a way for peaceful severance of diplomatic ties between Japan and Korea. A lot of marriages would end up in homicides if there were no divorce. Likewise, it's better for two countries to sever ties, as in the case of Japan and Korea. Both may even thrive. And it can be done in a peaceful and respectful manner. Time for Abe to take initiative now!
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Abe should say something to the tune of "promise is a promise" and start "export control" right away. Oh wait, he does that only to Korea
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I only read what's between the lines from the Japanese media. Renault-Nissan breakup is inevitable. They are only negotiating terms at this point. French want more money, while Japanese want to give less. Ghosn's escape will cost Nissan additional billions they didn't have to pay cuz they now have to shut him up. French, in turn, will pay Ghosn millions in form of severance pay and everyone will be happy in the end.
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What Sore losers! Not talking about Ghosn LOL
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Whatever is diametrically opposite of what Nissan claims may be the closest thing to the truth that we can get...
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Embarrassing and nauseating
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It's not surprising that on a global level, the South Korean boycott did practically nothing except lose jobs for local South Koreans.
Did u even read the article? It clearly says the impact of Korean boycott as one factor lowering the profit forecast. It says nothing about local Korean job losses. Do you use this comment section as ur own propaganda tool?
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Japan can't apologize, ever
That's not quite true. They do apologize at times but their subsequent actions always negate their apology.
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It's hard not to draw parallels from the Midway. Japanese lost 4 aircraft carriers, yet Japanese claimed victory. And no Japanese doubted victory. Japanese credibility, what's left of it if there were any in the first place, is burning down and Japanese people cheers, just like they did in the pacific LOL
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Severing the diplomatic ties will bring happiness to both countries. What's stopping them?
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Ghosn will be laughing so hard when Nissan declares bankruptcy in a few years
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Any Gov't that can't handle a healthy dose of criticism, do what North Korea does; control media, persecute political opponents, form a political oligarchy, and... oh wait, Japan is all that and more! LOL
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Wow. Just wow. Nissan is so afraid of him speaking his mind freely that they need a task force to deal with that? Let the company-wide forgery begin!
I guess office politics and backstabbing exists on any country but what's unique to Japan is that they actively employ Gov't and prosecutor's office to achieve their aims. Something like this only happens in African warlord countries and Japan. To appease some of you, let's say it happens in Korea also LOL
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No Japanese film nominated? I cry injustice!
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Ghosn escaped with absolutely no consequences. People who supposedly helped him will deny everything and will let go when heat dies down. Japan has no bargaining chip against Lebanon and France. And the realities of Japanese legal system will be exposed in the following months. I can't wait to see this upcoming circus LOL
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If you dream really hard, it will come true. Besides, the only way Japan can dig itself out of the economic stagnation hell hole is another war in Korean peninsula. Si Japan has no choice but to keep dreaming
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More of the same band aid fix. Not gonna work. Threaten to sever the diplomatic ties and watch Moon crawling back begging for the mercy. That's the only language Koreans understand.
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Abe should never compromise his stance and principles for the short term band aid fix. If what it takes is a complete and final severance of diplomatic ties, so be it. The world will look up to Japan for uncompromising its principles.
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If it's really safe as the gov't claims, why don't they use it as a drinking water for the metro Tokyo? After all, processing drinking water costs money and it's already processed so why waste it? Besides, that will shut up all the detractors, especially the pesky Koreans.
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Japan should throw some economic sanctions to Russia, like how it did to Korea. That way, the world will know Japan is a nation that respects international law and peace. Doing anything less would give the world a false impression that Japan barks only at those that are deemed doable.
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I wonder what kind of history Japanese are taught in K-12 school. Naturally every nation glorifies its triumphs and put its wrongdoings and humiliation in lesser light but there exists a consensus on which some events are judged not based on one's petty politics nor pride but a morality which represents "what we learned as a humanity". There are exceptions, however. North Korea, for example, wildly diverges from this consensus but they represent a fringe of humanity so no one cares. Japan, on the other hand, is a major nation that carries weight, yet it too seems to have diverged wildly from the mainstream consensus when it comes to certain historical issues, mainly the issues at the turn of the 20th century leading up to the end of WWII. No one's blaming Japanese for the past sins but the mindset of present Japanese seems to be not too different from that of Japan 100 years ago. That's deeply worrisome...
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Take some antibiotics pill before the competition. Problem solved. Ordinary Japanese can also help by pooping less next year... way less during the Olympics.
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Japan has a strong domestic market that's self-sufficient and self-sustainable. Both Korea and China look risky due to their ignorant populace. Japan should focus on countries other than Korea and China for its imports and exports need. Any business from Korea and China should be treated as one time boon and never should be factored in the long term business plan.
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The next logical step would be a termination of visa-free agreement between Japan and Korea.
Abe himself said over and over that Koreans are not trustworthy, yet millions of Koreans roam about freely in Japan. They pose a great security risk.
Abe played GSOMIA rather brilliantly. It's time to step up the pressure. Japan will be doing just fine with no ties to Korea.
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