It must be truly heart breaking to not be able to see your own children.
Why won't Japan change this extremely biased and unfair system? I don't see anyone supporting this system.
The wife should realise she's doing more harm to the children by not allowing them to see their father. I wonder what she tells them when her children asks about their father.
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I live in Sydney. It was honestly so disappointing to wake up to this news.
We've been in lockdown for weeks and these protestors, who were protesting about being in lockdown, will ironically extend the lockdown.
Unfortunately these people are either uneducated and ignorant, or they're the wealthy people who just wants to whinge for not being able to have their weekend brunches or go to the club.
The State government have politicized the approach to COVID and hesitated about going into a hard lockdown earlier so now we have this chaos going on.
The government now is doing a decent job, and offering financial support for people who cannot work. I hope these protestors lose access to any of this privilege.
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Japan's revisionist approach on history is a serious concern not just for Koreans and other victims of Japan's war crimes, but also for Japanese people.
People who are unaware of their own history will never be able to address past issues, and discuss about these matters at a deep level. This approach also hinders Japan's ability to develop deeper relationship with Korea and other victimised nations, which I personally think is such a huge missed opportunity for Japan.
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In the words of my favourite Japanese author, Haruki Murakami:
"The issue of historical understanding carries great significance, and I believe it is important that Japan makes straightforward apologies, I think that is all Japan can do - apologise until the countries say: 'We don't necessarily get over it completely, but you have apologised enough. Alright, let's leave it now.'"
Japantoday actually posted an article of this author. Source below.
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A previous comment mentioned that this university and its students support North Korea so they shouldn't receive government pay-out (i.e. yes, it's ok the discriminate them).
Whilst I don't agree with supporting North Korea, this argument is terribly flawed.
By this logic, anyone with a differing opinion / belief should be discriminated? No.
At the end of the day, whether you like Koreans or not, they still pay tax and are residents in Japan and hence should have equal opportunity to receive government support.
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It's honestly so sad what's happening in Hong Kong. I really loved Hong Kong for what they were when I visited them before all this crackdown happened. I wish I could do something about it but feel quite helpless... Stay strong Hong Kong and never lose your identity!
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I feel like Japan has so much potential to be environmentally friendly and carbon neutral and have the potential to lead the world in this area, especially without history of building buildings with wood rather than cement, living in side-by-side with nature, strong recycling program etc.
I see some comments suggest why Japan needs to do this when China and other countries are still using coal... I think every country has its own challenges and whilst China still uses massive amount of coal, they are leading the world in solar energy and development in sustainable farming so they are doing something about this issue. Although it would be nice if other countries can collectively work on this, being environmentally friendly isn't a competition. It's a teamwork.
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For those who ask why Korea doesn't take this to the international court:
This has been mentioned time and time again in previous articles regarding Dokdo but Korea doesn't see the need to take it to the court because they see no reason to fight for what they rightfully own.
It's the exact same strategy that Japan uses with the other territories it disputes with China and Russia because they see no reason to fight for what they believe to own.
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Geez... it's all just about money ain't it
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I guess a big part of the blame should also be placed on Abe.
He had the golden opportunity at the start of the pandemic to put measures in place / cancel the Olympics but nope... he just handballed it to the next person and is now living comfortably somewhere in his mansion.
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I hope Winter Olympics doesn't go ahead in China as they're purging the Uyghurs minority. I don't want Olympics to be a political statement but if it can be leveraged to pressure a country to clean up their act, then I'm all for it!
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Many companies fail to see that everyone have different preferences when it comes to work environment and providing the right environment for employees can boost productivity and relationship.
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Not surprised at all... in fact, I think most people were expecting this move by Apple considering that China is one of the biggest market and profit maker for Apple
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Whilst I'm sad to know that Nikon won't be made in Japan anymore, I think it will still be a great product. It is still designed by Japan so that precision and engineering is still there.
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This is only controversial to people who refuse to acknowledge what Japan did during the war.
If you don't like it, perhaps you should set up your own art exhibition to show how beautifully Japan treated the women of the nations it invaded. (And if this sentence triggered you, it's because YOU KNOW Japan abused them)
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Never heard of them. Sounds fringe.
I still call it the Sea of Japan.
It doesn't matter if you never heard of it...
But for your future reference, it's an inter-governmental body for hydrography. They chart waters for the world so that it's standardized and can be navigated.
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It's interesting that this article has left out the fact that when South Korea and North Korea walked under a united Korea flag for the Winter Olympics, they left out Dokdo / Takeshima from the flag to respect Japan's request to leave it out.
Japan should also honor Korea's request and leave politics out of the Olympics.
It's also interesting that many of the commenters seem to not be aware of this fact... it's okay to take sides but you should try and understand both sides of the argument.
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You sound pretty hateful of Kpop. If you don't like it, then just ignore it? Why are you wasting your energy on it? What are you trying to achieve by claiming they pulled some click farm trick without any source of evidence to back your claim?
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Whether you like China or not, it's an impressive feat nonetheless.
-6 ( +11 / -17 )
I don't care what people say. I love wasabi so I'm going to add it into my soy sauce.
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I can't trust WHO anymore after their whole fiasco at the start of the pandemic... it was clear that they were being influenced by China, so my trust in China's vaccine is quite low even if WHO approves of it.
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The ocean is connected. Just because Japan dumps nuclear waste in their part of the water doesn't mean it will stay there.
These fishermen have very good reasons to protest and I'm honestly surprised that other nations aren't voicing their concern more.
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I know their actions may seem extreme but I think it's to bring international attention to the matter.
I agree with them that Japan shouldn't dump the water into the ocean. If it's so safe, dump it in your own forest and drinking water.
I remember so many commeters here were against Japan's move to dump the water in a previous article but as soon as Korea comes to light, the anti-Koreans arise...
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Notice that they didn't state who LG stole those secrets from. But that's not the point being made here. South Korean companies attempts at corporate espionage are already expected, factored into R&D planning and to a certain extent, encouraged, to let them steal the "right" secrets. The last laugh is on the Korean companies though, when they (like in this case) start to compete among themselves like enemies rather than cooperate like Japanese companies.
Notice how you yourself also didn't state who LG stole it from? Perhaps you're confusing it with Chinese firms but Korean companies are leading in batteries at the moment.
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An alternative title to this article - "How to waste money and resource"
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Outlawing is a start but it won't change the mindset, the stigma, and cultural discrimination against the LGBT community. That takes years if not generations of open discussions and good education that sexuality is not limited to being straight.
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So despite every stakeholders saying "DO NOT DUMP IT INTO THE OCEAN!!!" they still decide to dump it.
The government claims that the radiation level has been treated but this also accumulates as you go up the food chain and eventually will end up on our plate at a dangerous level. The complete implications and consequences on our society and the environment is also unclear.
Don't forget - Japan had already dumped radioactive water into the ocean before and it was later found to have flown all the way to the west coast of USA.
The Japanese government should dump it into their own forest and lake instead of the ocean which will affect the entire world.
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Interesting... I feel like the US should be paying the hosting nation for allowing their army to be stationed there.
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Unfortunately radiation doesn't disappear overnight or in a few months or even in a few years.
It takes a really long time to break down and due to accumulation of radiation as you go up the food pyramid, it really isn't safe to eat anything from Fukushima even if it contains trace amount.
We all know the Japanese government is a blatant liar as observed from the way they fudged their COVID-19 numbers last year so I definitely won't be trusting their advice.
I hope these farmers can claim compensation or start anew in a safer area. Sad... but it's the reality of the situation.
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