Oh dear, it's happened.
North American political mentality has finally reared its ugly head here.
The problem with quotas is that you end up prioritising on what people are and not how competent they are.
This farce is just another case of replacing one problem with another.
If people are so desperate to have more women in government, the culture as a whole has got to change.
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His incompetence with the economy is why he's so stingy.
The only reason he wants **allies to increase their defence budgets is because he knows that countries like Japan will likely buy more unreliable and incredibly expensive US tech and therefore claim some sort of victory.**
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Well there we have it.
While Western media are afraid of calling out foreigners, the Japanese ones on the other hand are all too eager to do so...
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They should both be looked up until they die.
While we're at it, the copper and child welfare official should be prosecuted for utter stupidity and incompetence.
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So many heartless comments...
I'm sure they'd feel very differently if it were **their relatives who got kidnapped.**
I expected a bit of sympathy for the victims' families here but looks like it's in short supply.
Japan doesn't have much of a bargaining chip to start with. NK won't listen to anything unless you hurt them in some way.
Economic sanctions seem to be the only solution.
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According to police, a 19-year-old man driving the car has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving resulting in injury, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said the suspect, who cannot be named because he is a minor, has admitted going through a red light and hitting the boy as he and his mother crossed the street.
A 19 yo boy then. Should name culprits.
Law needs revising...
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At least he didn't get away with it.
Must carry pepper spray.
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This is exactly the kind of thing China wants.
Hope neither side falls for it.
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Redacting should be made anti-constitutional regardless of the reason anyway.
I'm crossing my fingers he succeeds.
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I can't believe no one around her noticed anything.
Plus the fact that she apparently didn't leave a note.
The postmortem might clear some of this up.
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi may visit Japan as early as October, a government source said on Sunday, after the leaders of the two countries agreed to pursue high-level contacts to promote regional and international stability.
What a joke! China's the main reason why we don't have regional stability.
If ever this Wang turns up, make sure to mention Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Uighurs will you?
While we're at it, how covid got out.
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Not to mention not having to change surnames on most documents would save a lot of administration costs.
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Reason 1: Education system designed to make students pass tests. And not just in English.
Reason 2: Teachers who aren't bothered about making students pronounce English perfectly.
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Not at all surprising.
I've often had to dodge cyclists while I was walking on the pavement, particularly mums riding with 2 toddlers.
What's confusing is that there are markings for cyclists on both roads and pavements in the same street!
While I understand cyclists not wanting to go on the road, the council should at least make the pavements wider.
As for the ones who got killed ignoring lights, it's people who got dragged into their recklessness I feel sorry for...
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It's amazing how politics get in the way of security.
Instead of constantly buying from the US, we should make our own, cheaper, more efficient and reliable defences.
US military tech is like Apple these days...
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Russia and China would never allow Japan a seat.
Besides, Japan would probably have to cough up more.
Best let others waste their resources.
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It's actually very simple.
If the government wants business to cooperate, the government should cooperate in return.
The pachinko parlours that refused to close during the pandemic are the ones who shouldn't receive anything. They should be fined instead.
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Hope the owner learnt from his stupidity.
I've heard of people carrying maybe 300 000 in cash, but 1 000 000?
Sounds very dodgy...
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Create an Asian NATO? Why? So that the US can moan about members not paying their "fair share"?
Most people in Japan are NOT interested in waging endless, meaningless foreign wars.
Build up Japan's defenses, but don't touch article 9.
These "scholars" seem to be suggesting Japan remain weak and appease China. Yeah, Chamberlain tried that.
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Nothing will change until SK stops abrogating agreements it makes with Japan.
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China's not showing it that much but the CCP's getting desperate.
With average salaries going up and factories leaving, the economy is slowing down.
And if it slows down too much it'll cause unemployment to rise and people will start criticising the government. They can't afford any hint of an uprising...
They're just using the old tactic of blaming other countries.
China has broken apart and joined up so many times.
The question is, when will it implode next time...?
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Instead of throwing money at the US and playing catch up all the time, which is what successive administrations usually do, how about being efficient and leapfrogging China and NK by developing more advanced defensive technologies?
If Suga's so eager to spend, he should start with pension and health.
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China's foreign ministry said late on Saturday that Japan had told them such a thing "will never happen", after Beijing sought clarification from Tokyo.
I hope Japan never said that.
Suga and Tsai should talk, especially now that SK can't be depended on.
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Police said Shinkai was drunk when they arrived and quoted him as saying he can’t remember anything that happened.
I'm sure he can't...
Probably his only way out.
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Even if Japan was allowed to have nukes, the majority of people would be against it. Not to mention how expensive they would be.
The constitution doesn't need to be changed in order for the Japanese navy to do its job.
It doesn't matter how important the Senkakus are. Ceding territory to another country, especially an aggressive one like China, would just be asking for trouble.
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It would be naïve to think sporting events aren't already political. The fact that nations compete against each other and anthems are played proves it.
Having said that, most people watch sports to enjoy the games and support whoever and not to have politics shoved in their faces.
Ōsaka should not have been allowed to do that.
She is being paid to play, not be political.
If sporting events allow things like this to happen, then they'll have to allow any political point of view.
Somehow, I doubt they would ever let a tennis player to wear a MAGA hat...
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Don't worry. They'll still find some way of blaming Japan.
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I feel sorry for the victims of all this, but I don't see how they could possibly be returned seeing as Un is even less reasonable than his dad, not to mention him being controlled by his sister and Abe having promised but never delivered.
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