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Posted in: Japan-Scotland Rugby World Cup game to go ahead See in context

On the other hand Canada team whose game was canceled volunteers and join the effort of locals to clean up in Kamaishi. Nice.

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Posted in: S Korean fighter jet patrols over islands disputed by Japan See in context

South Korea is making it very clear that their hypothetical enemy is Japan, not DPRK. At least South Korea is honest about it.

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Posted in: Japan stun world No. 2 Ireland with 19-12 victory at Rugby World Cup See in context

Still can’t believe this!

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Posted in: Make climate fight 'sexy' and 'fun,' says Japan's new environment minister See in context

On the other hand I kind of understand this. Koizumi went to a university in NY and he learned to speak in English. Since then he had been speaking Japanese in Japan. Now that he has an opportunity on the job to speak in English that is still school boy English. That happened to me too when I was young. Still embarrassing, he’s not young and he is a minister. He should have started with a translator.

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Posted in: Make climate fight 'sexy' and 'fun,' says Japan's new environment minister See in context

He was once considered a future PM but his 15 minutes is over. Also, Abe is good at this, taking his enemy home and give them opportunities to make mistakes. Ishiba is down, Kishi is down and now Koizumi is down. They all lost credibility to speaking against Abe. Quite a strategist.

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Posted in: 2 shootings in DC kill at least 1, wound another 8 See in context

I thought 2 shootings with 1 killed & 8 wounded sounded like a typical day in Washington DC but this being a news, maybe the city is actually safer than I thought.

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Posted in: UK appeals for public input in setting post-Brexit trade with Japan See in context

I hope UK joins TPP if UK really leaves EU, it will be beneficial for both UK and other member countries.

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Posted in: Tension between Japan, neighbors will test Motegi's diplomatic skills See in context

The SK companies are now required several pages of data when applying for import clearance and some of the requirements will risk them revealing their production techniques something that any company will be reluctant to do.

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This is because SK is not on the white list now. The same requirements apply to all other Asian countries as they are not on the list. What I said was the.requirement for SK to STAY ON THE LIST instead of standard requirements for non listed countries. SK chose to get off the list by neglecting the former.

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Posted in: Alcohol detected in JAL pilot’s system before takeoff See in context

Oh not again.

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Posted in: Tension between Japan, neighbors will test Motegi's diplomatic skills See in context

i heard Japan’s high lank Cabinet Office and Ministry of Finance officer, ret. saying on the radio “It’s just one Excel file that they need to send to Japan so that to stay on the white list why can’t they do that?”

Why can’t they disclose end users of those materials? They don’t know themselves? If so why not simply ask for international support to clarify?

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Posted in: TEPCO will have to dump radioactive Fukushima water into Pacific, minister says See in context

Other than Japan, UK, US, Canada, France and South Korea is dumping radioactive water for the same reason that it is safe enough. For example SK dumps 8 times more radioactive water than Japan.

If anyone think it is dangerous, contact point is ASN,

Autorité de sûreté nucléaire

Seems like that’s where safety standard is being defined for international community.

https://www.meti.go.jp/meti_lib/report/H28FY/000744.pdf

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Posted in: TEPCO will have to dump radioactive Fukushima water into Pacific, minister says See in context

It’s really OK if Japan dumps radioactive water into the ocean.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2019/09/12/its-really-ok-if-japan-dumps-radioactive-fukushima-water-into-the-ocean/

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Posted in: U.S. extracted spy who confirmed Putin role in 2016 U.S. election: reports See in context

Guy had to leave his family in Russia? CIA couldn’t extract the family? This will make it even more difficult for CIA to get informants in Russia in the future after this report.

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Posted in: China, Japan, S Korea to step up cultural ties despite disputes See in context

I’m not worried too much. We won’t apologize again and at the same time our love for Korean yakiniku and all kind of Chinese food will never go away. Food culture is undefeatable.

China and Japan can also share sports culture, Chinese understand sportsmanship.

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Posted in: Japan's Defense Ministry requests record ¥5.32 trillion budget See in context

@Josh Hawthorn

China: $228 billion, 1.9% of GDP

China’s current military development is only taking 1.9% of their GDP yet, that’s rather scary. They could do much more if they think is necessary.

Maybe that number from China is manipulated, but still 1.9% is a scary number.

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Posted in: South Korean leader says Japan dishonest over wartime past See in context

History doesn’t explain those missing products Korea imported from Japan. Those products could be used to develop WMD.

So SK needs to find out where they ended up and how it happend, how SK should prevent it to happen in the future and report to Japan. This is only normal procedure but SK failed.

Moon uses history so that to hide the current issue on which SK is responsible, but Abe wouldn’t let him go.

Japan will keep requesting the report until SK finally clarifies. And Japan will keep treating her export to SK on the understanding that SK cannot handle sensitive products responsibility. This is again only a normal procedure too.

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Posted in: Japan to revoke S Korea's trusted trade status Wednesday as planned See in context

Yeah, Japan govt really need to look into Chosen-Soren and Mindan harder. Very difficult job. Some people in those organizations are sources of NK info for Japanese police. Also basically they are minority in Japan a lot of human rights concerns are on it.

I heard J govt is being prepared to use tax issues to disarm these organizations.

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Posted in: Japan to revoke S Korea's trusted trade status Wednesday as planned See in context

slowguy2

156 cases are not suspected cases. They were the cases reported to SK parliament by the SK govt.

Then again, why SK govt neglected to fulfill its responsibility as the importing country to send report to Japan?

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Posted in: Japan to revoke S Korea's trusted trade status Wednesday as planned See in context

@slowguy2

No, requesting end user report is not “accusing”. It’s a normal procedure to submit the report so it’s also a normal procedure to request it when it was not submitted. SK has been neglecting the report for years. Japan had been sending warnings.

So, why SK had been neglecting the report? I’m asking because I don’t know.

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Posted in: Japan to revoke S Korea's trusted trade status Wednesday as planned See in context

@slowguy2

Yes, I do care.

Why SK neglected, and still neglecting to submit end user report?

Please, I want a straight answer to this simple question. No excuses.

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Posted in: Japan to revoke S Korea's trusted trade status Wednesday as planned See in context

Japanese companies affected by the export control are all planning to leave Japan and move to Korea or expand their production capacity in China and export from there instead.

This is hilarious I like it.

What I want to know is why SK kept neglecting the normal process required to submit end user reports. What did they want to hide? NK? Iran?

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Posted in: Japan to revoke S Korea's trusted trade status Wednesday as planned See in context

@sliwguy2

“And GSOMIA has not been "canceled", either. In fact, despite the acrimony from Japan, SK is continuing to provide military intelligence to Japan, until it officially lapses on November 23. This is how a mature, civilized government acts. Japologists, know your facts before willy-nilly insulting Korea.”

Japan had been keep requesting SK to submit end user report of the products that could be used to develop WMD for 3 years. Sent warnings and informed deadline date this month. SK ignored all of it. Now which government is mature and civilized?

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Posted in: Japan to revoke S Korea's trusted trade status Wednesday as planned See in context

Anyway it’s past 00:00 8/28.

It is effective now. SK is off Japan’s white list. Good luck SK.

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Posted in: Japan to revoke S Korea's trusted trade status Wednesday as planned See in context

The only thing SK needs to do to stay on the white list is to send a document, report regarding missing materials, to Japan. That’s the due process. Failing to do that makes them off the list, that is only natural.

What keeps them from doing that? Why not just follow the process but make it a huge conflict? I don’t understand what’s on their mind.

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Posted in: American farmers hail U.S.-Japan trade deal to gain competitiveness See in context

This will not lower Abe’s approval rate in Japan.

1) 90% of dent corn import has already been from America. Adding more from America is not a big deal.

2) This makes China’s counter measures of rejecting on US corn import ineffective. Which is good for Japan too.

3) US beef and Japanese beef has different use in Japan. Yoshinoya can’t make beef bowl with Japanese beef it has to be American beef.

No big lose on Japan side. Also needless to mention what didn’t happen in France, such as US putting pressure on Japan as currency manipulator which gives Japan more room for QE.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. seek to sign 'very big' trade deal in September See in context

@samit Basu

This look exactly that.

Is this that “big” like Trump says?

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Posted in: 12-year-old Prince Hisahito starts 1st overseas trip in Bhutan See in context

Is that Bhutan Kimono? So beautiful just amazing! The photographer did a great job too.

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Posted in: Japan surpasses China as largest non-U.S. holder of Treasuries See in context

US Treasury Bond 30 years 2% yield, not bad at all from Japan’s perspective.

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Posted in: Seoul businesspeople taking critical look at anti-Japan rallies See in context

@Mizuame

Just a coincidence is it? - after Japan's occupation China broke into two, Korea broke into two and Vietnam broke into two. Malaysia suffered a long insurgency. No connection at all?

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Google “Cold War”, it wasn’t Japan who started it.

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Posted in: Seoul businesspeople taking critical look at anti-Japan rallies See in context

*Choe said his grandfather had been born in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula and after World War II, he was forced to live separately from his father.*

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That’s after the Korean War wasn’t it?

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