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Posted in: Ex-U.S. envoy Hagerty slams Japan's justice system over Nissan case See in context

Does anyone understand that Nissan is also a defendant in this case and has been fined at the same time as Mr. Kelly? And Mr. Kelly is not in solitary confinement like Mr. Ghosn.

As of 2020, Mr. Kelly, who says he jogs around the Imperial Palace, is currently staying with his wife, Donna, in an apartment near this popular 5-kilometer circuit.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea leaders look to deepen ties, despite strains See in context

The fact that Koreans are complaining to Japan about the damage is in itself shameless.

A school was built, and furthermore, if they wished, they could go to school on the Japanese mainland. If a new school building was built, the Koreans could use the new building.

The school also had school trips and high school baseball games, just like in the anime, and you could even become an athlete!

Various industries were also developed. Agriculture, industry, dairy farming such as wool industry, medical services such as pharmacies and midwives, various commercial activities such as cafeterias and car dealers, theaters and cinemas, newspapers, and postal services.

All of these were not available during the reign of the Korean dynasty.

It is completely different from the world where places to live etc. were completely divided between whites and blacks.

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Posted in: Kishida says only LDP capable of protecting Japan from security threats See in context

Given that the Japanese government is still pretty keen on censorship and that such sources were surely preserved by the pre-war and wartime governments I'm sure they make everything sound like it was just absolutely dreamy. Imperial Japan's big pals the Nazis were quite keen on making their concentration camps look and sound fairly pleasant as well.

If you ignore the primary source, then the testimony of the Koreans is also not worth believing at all.

What is the source that proves the hellish life that Koreans claim to have? Was it to spread photos of Japanese in the coal mines after the war as Koreans in New York? Why did the Koreans lie and claim that the photos taken by a Japanese photographer of Japanese people were of Korean conscripts?

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Posted in: Kishida says only LDP capable of protecting Japan from security threats See in context

I think you have a massive inferior complex about Korea.

You'll get on well with our LDP friends.

There is not a single factor that makes me feel inferior to Koreans, but what exactly is it?

Also, not only me, but most Japanese people are close to the LDP, that's why the LDP is the biggest party in Japan, right? And don't you think that shows that your ideas don't fit with the ideas of most Japanese people?

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Posted in: Kishida says only LDP capable of protecting Japan from security threats See in context

The supposed threats are from a manufacturing and trade partner aka China and a third world country with a ramshackle army appropriate for fighting in the 19th century aka North Korea.

The biggest threat to Japan is the USA, as it remains a client-state of a waning Empire, that itself is a model for no actual democracy.

No, China is a military threat.

They are building artificial islands, setting up bases, threatening sea lanes, forcing their way into Hong Kong, and targeting Taiwan. After that, they will go after Japan. And are you saying that the US is a threat to Japan?

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Posted in: Kishida says only LDP capable of protecting Japan from security threats See in context

oh dear.... i just hope majority of Japan doesn't think like you... instead put more time to think about how are we to move forward, develop good trading relationships with neighbours, and focus on prosperity...

The majority of Japanese people think the same way, which is why the LDP is the largest political party.

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Posted in: Kishida says only LDP capable of protecting Japan from security threats See in context

The LDP have been in power for 22 of the last 25 years. Of course they would say only they're capable of protecting Japan when no other party has been in power for as long.

You do not properly understand how much the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) administration has destroyed Japan's security. And the Japanese who were involved remember it deeply.

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Posted in: Kishida says only LDP capable of protecting Japan from security threats See in context

Kishida says only LDP capable of protecting Japan from security threats

In fact, these words are not wrong. The opposition parties are trying to bring anti-Japanese forces, CCP members and anti-Japanese Koreans, into Japan and are supporting the fabrication of history by China and Korea.

On the other hand, the Abe cabinet has visibly strengthened the regime against China, including the launch of the Quad and the conclusion of the CPTPP. There are many Diet members within the LDP who are concerned about China, so it is not a situation that can be trusted with peace of mind, but I feel that things are starting to move in the right direction, partly due to the fact that the LDP rejected the China-friendly Nikai. It is also a good sign that Taro Kono, whose family owns a company in China, did not become the prime minister in the election.

Personally, Kishida is not the best, but I think he was better than Kono. Also, the next PM will probably be Sanae Takaichi. I think she has the potential to be the best prime minister Japan has ever had. I am rooting for her.

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Posted in: Kishida says coronavirus, economy, security top his agenda See in context

I've seen news that some Chinese companies have been sanctioned by the Chinese government...

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Posted in: Kishida says coronavirus, economy, security top his agenda See in context

As a CDPJ victory is already pretty much a hypothetical scenario, in that case I would like to see other countries taxing corporations and wealthy more so that they had nowhere to flee to.

I don't know what kind of situation you mean by making it impossible for companies to escape. Companies and wealthy individuals will flee countries where their business and investment activities are crippled. I have seen news about Chinese companies trying to go public in the U.S. and being sanctioned by Chinese companies just to keep them from going abroad....

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Posted in: Kishida says coronavirus, economy, security top his agenda See in context

I doubt the average person is even aware that the CDPJ has a manifesto.

Their claims based on their manifesto are broadcasted daily by the mass media. Also, we have already experienced their policies when they were the ruling party.

Right now, you mean? Because the government is scared of upsetting rich and powerful people? It's lucky for the LDP that they can't really lose, with a message like that they'd be in trouble.Right now, you mean? Because the government is scared of upsetting rich and powerful people? It's lucky for the LDP that they can't really lose, with a message like that they'd be in trouble.

It's always the public that ultimately bears the brunt of failed economic policies, right? In fact, isn't it? I think this is true not only in Japan, but worldwide.

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Posted in: Kishida says coronavirus, economy, security top his agenda See in context

I thought LDP apologists liked to make out it's because all they do is criticise the government. Do you really think the average voter cares if people richer than him or her pays more tax?

As corporations and the wealthy flee overseas, the economy worsens, and who will have to pay for the loss of tax revenue? Even the average person can imagine that. It's up to the general public to bear the burden.

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Posted in: Boosting middle class incomes a key policy for Kishida See in context

I see some misconceptions about the relationship between full-time employees and freelancers or part-time workers. The treatment of freelance and part-time employees is that as corporate performance improves and the demand for wages and employment of full-time employees increases, the number of orders placed with freelancers and the number of part-time employees increases. Then, in order to secure the number of freelancers and part-timers to whom orders are placed, their wages will rise.

If the government forcibly raises the minimum wage, companies will reduce the number of orders to freelancers or hire fewer part-time workers.

That's why I'm just saying the very obvious thing of supporting companies and getting economic activity going again. It's just an extension of what has been done by the Abe administration so far. Basically, I don't think the direction is wrong.

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Posted in: Boosting middle class incomes a key policy for Kishida See in context

Tax reform is needed, but at the same time, the rate of increase of foreign workers will need to be controlled. It is unfortunate that foreigners are being exploited as labor for simple tasks.

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Posted in: Kishida says coronavirus, economy, security top his agenda See in context

I think it is ridiculous to have a vaccine passport when the effectiveness of the vaccine decreases drastically after six months, but this is something that Western countries are more actively considering than Japan.

Nevertheless, I think it is necessary to continue to increase the number of people vaccinated with regard to vaccines, so I would like to keep an eye on the situation. However, this is not a problem that can be solved by increasing the number of tests, so rather than investing in this, I think it would be better to focus on the development of therapeutic drugs, as Takaichi argued.

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Posted in: Kishida says coronavirus, economy, security top his agenda See in context

If opposition party became ruling party, it would be a big difference.

Have you read the Rikken DPJ's manifesto? Not only are those policies unfeasible, but only the top 10% of the wealthy and corporations will be taxed two or three times as much, and the Japanese economy will plummet to the bottom. This is the kind of stupid policy that experts laugh at. That's why the opposition party's approval rating is only in single digits.

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Posted in: Japanese abductees' families urge Kishida to resolve issue with N Korea See in context

The only response that is currently in place and is considered effective is the strengthening of economic sanctions. However, South Korea has been uncooperative in this regard, and is leaving its own victims to die. Currently, due to the global recession caused by Corona, North Korea is running out of foreign currency and is reportedly issuing temporary foreign currency exchange bills. The Japanese government needs to continue to gather information on North Korea and take appropriate measures to create a situation where North Korea is willing to negotiate.

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Posted in: Japanese abductees' families urge Kishida to resolve issue with N Korea See in context

Japan has been and continues to be making efforts.

The only way to help them is to force North Korea into an isolated situation and make them give up.

However, there is an incredibly heartless country next door. It is South Korea. The number of South Koreans who have been kidnapped by North Korea is dozens of times that of Japan. (In the case of South Korea, there are said to be about 500 victims.)

I wonder if the commenters here are aware of this? Of course, I don't blame you if you don't know about this. Why? Because the Korean media, the Korean people, and the Korean government are completely ignoring this fact. It's not that the victims didn't do anything. According to the information I have confirmed, the victims are demonstrating in 2018.

Despite this situation, the South Korean government is trying to promote an appeasement policy solution without working with Japan and the West, and the South Korean media and the South Korean public continue to ignore the victims. Moreover, it continues to have a negative impact on Japan's resolution of the abduction issue.

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Posted in: 2 women in LDP party leadership race get mixed reactions See in context

She supports the imperial family’s male-only succession, and opposes same-sex marriage and a revision to the 19th-century civil law that could allow women to keep their maiden name.

You don't understand at all.

The issue in the imperial family is about the female line of succession, not whether the emperor is female or male. The female emperors that have existed in the past are also of the male lineage. The female emperor itself has nothing to do with the issue being discussed.

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Posted in: S Korean court orders Mitsubishi asset sale in wartime labor case See in context

There are other unreasonable cases against Japanese oppression that Korea claims. This is the fact that many of the famous Korean companies today were founded during the Japanese occupation. This includes Lotte Corporation, Samsung, LG, and Amorepacific.

As for LG, it has a record of overcoming a crisis in operations by receiving a loan from a Japanese company.

The reason why they are powerful companies in Korea today is because they were able to accumulate wealth during the Japanese occupation.

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Posted in: S Korean court orders Mitsubishi asset sale in wartime labor case See in context

When a 2ちゃんねる fanboy leaves the safety and comfort of the echo chamber for the first time you’ve got to expect more than the occasional own goal.

I've already given you an example. Are you capable of a reasonable rebuttal?

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Posted in: S Korean court orders Mitsubishi asset sale in wartime labor case See in context

"Spring of Korean Peninsula (1941) https://youtu.be/T0MiZnCvb7s "

This film was shot by a film company, film director, original story, script, and actors, all Korean.

The filmmaker's name is I Pyeong-Ir, and he was born in Korea in 1910.

After graduating from high school in Korea in 1927, he moved to Japan to learn English.

(Besides, Korean high schools at that time also had school trips like those seen in Japanese cartoons.)

While attending an English language school in Japan, he founded a record company with a Korean acquaintance in 1933. With that company, he produced the theme song for a movie called Shunpu, which was directed by another Korean, and also produced new singers.

After graduating from English school in 1935, he applied for an assistant director position at a film company called Shochiku, but was offered a position as an actor, which he turned down.

And in April of the same year, he joined a film company called Nikkatsu. He studied film direction under a Japanese man named Yutaka Abe.

In 1940, I founded a company called Myonbo Films with a Korean friend of mine. This company shot the first film I mentioned, "Spring on the Peninsula". The film won an award in Japan and was a box office success.

By the way, those who claim that Koreans were oppressed by Japan, can they rationally explain how he was able to do this under such oppression? I doubt it.

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Posted in: Tokyo protests S Korean court order to sell assets for WWII compensation See in context

The Koreans are already known to have misused more than three irrelevant photos as evidence of the working conditions of Korean forced laborers in this case. Moreover, if we exclude those photos, there is not a single photo that shows the working environment at that time.

This means that the photos they are using as evidence of damage are 100% fake evidence.

They are all frauds, I must say.

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Posted in: Tokyo protests S Korean court order to sell assets for WWII compensation See in context

Most of the things that Japan apologized to Korea for (conscripted soldiers/conscripted workers/comfort women) were actually done many years ago only to the Japanese.

In addition, about 90% of the testimonies of Koreans claiming to be victims of forced labor are false, and the remaining 10% are simple testimonies about their background.

・Why did so many Koreans try to smuggle themselves into Japan when the Korean War broke out?

・Why were there Koreans who started their own film companies and worked as film directors during the war?

・The Korean who testified that his father was a victim of forced labor said that both his father and mother were not given enough time to sleep and were not given proper food. At the same time, he testified that he was born there at the time, his siblings were attending school, and his family was living in the family room of the company housing. How can both of those things be true at the same time?

In addition, there are many pay slips that Korean workers received, and the fact that they received either appropriate salaries or more than Japanese workers has been proven.

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Posted in: S Korean court orders Mitsubishi asset sale in wartime labor case See in context

It was the strong local civilian population that supported the Japanese military's rapid advance in China. In the areas of China where Japanese troops were stationed, civilians also raised the Japanese flag, and there are many records of improved security in the safe zones.

In that war with China, a truly large number of young Japanese were drafted into the army. On the other hand, young Koreans were never drafted, and some of them went on to make a living by directing films or starting their own companies.

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Posted in: S Korean court orders Mitsubishi asset sale in wartime labor case See in context

In case you are wondering, the way of life of Koreans and Japanese at that time can be found, albeit indirectly, in films made by Korean directors between 1935 and 1945, as well as in Japanese films starring famous actors such as Ryu Chishu. Also, Korean film directors at that time were taught their techniques by Japanese film companies, and later established their own film companies while shooting films.

These films are more faithful to history than the propaganda films made by Koreans today, even if there is some beautification. At least, as a matter of historical fact, Koreans at that time could afford to establish a film company. Moreover, Japanese youths at the same time were being drafted into the army for the war against China. On the other hand, young Koreans were not drafted until 1944, and the war ended after only training, not in time for actual combat.

If you are interested in movies from that time, search for "Spring of Korean Peninsula". It is a film shot in 1941 by a Korean director.

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Posted in: S Korean court orders Mitsubishi asset sale in wartime labor case See in context

In the first place, Korea's victim-blaming attitude toward Japan over World War II is quite laughable.

First of all, the annexation of Korea and Japan was accomplished through a treaty, even though Koreans today do not recognize it.

Despite the twists and turns of Japanese rule, Korean children went to school, went on school excursions that are still going on in Japan today, represented Korea in high school baseball games, and went on to study at universities established on the Korean peninsula or on the Japanese mainland.

Interestingly, all of those who claimed that their father was a victim of conscription testified that they and their siblings were attending Japanese schools at that time.

Imagine, a strange testimony that their parents were treated badly, but they themselves attended school and classes. Moreover, without exception, they lived in the family room of the company housing.

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Posted in: Vaccine chief Kono draws flak for blocking Twitter critics See in context

And most of those strange behavioral people who are blocked support the Constitutional Democratic Party and the Japan Communist Party.

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Posted in: Vaccine chief Kono draws flak for blocking Twitter critics See in context

You can see it by looking at the blocked accounts. The only ones blocked are the weirdos who spend all day every day complaining and criticizing the Japanese government.

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Posted in: Kishida pledges huge COVID relief package if he wins LDP leadership vote See in context

When the Suga administration was in power, last summer, there was actually a budget set aside for the expansion of hospital beds. An organization called the Japan Medical Association did not use the budget at all and did not make any effort to expand the number of hospital beds. However, in June, as the Olympics began to draw near, the Japan Medical Association began to criticize the Japanese government, claiming that "a single-minded focus on vaccines will cause the collapse of medical care," even though they had not made any effort at all. The Japan Medical Association was also opposed to expanding the number of people who could receive vaccine shots. The Japanese government also subsidized hospitals that treated coronas, but there were hospitals that received subsidies but did not accept coronas patients. However, there were some hospitals that received subsidies but did not accept coronary patients. The Japanese government decided to punish those hospitals by announcing their names, but the Japan Medical Association opposed this as well. In the end, I believe that the Japan Medical Association was the organization that had the biggest problem with Corona.

I don't think Kishida is capable of dealing with the situation in this way. Rather, I feel that he is a politician who is soft on the Japan Medical Association and other vested interest groups.

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