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Posted in: Iran's supreme leader tells Abe Trump 'not worthy' of a reply to message See in context

Before going the media reported that Abe would represent a neutral stance and would not be relaying any message from the US....

[ "Japan is an important Asian country and if it wants to expand ties with Iran, it should show a firm stance, as other countries have done,” Khamenei said. ]

Abe went all the way over there to be told that to his face.

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Posted in: Gov't rejects ¥20 mil savings estimate for those living to 95 See in context

...And the elephant in the room- How did this system / government come into being after the war?

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Posted in: K-pop's BTS gets coveted Recording Academy membership invite See in context

In fact most of the major record companies are focused more on money than music.

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Posted in: Man on a mediation mission: Abe heads to Iran See in context

[ Japanese government officials say Abe will not present Tehran with a list of demands, or deliver a message from Washington, and instead want to position Japan as a neutral intermediary. ]

The flags behind Abe say it all...and it's also sure to be the case that Iran will overlook who has positioned their military bases throughout Japan.

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Posted in: Japan to ban free plastic bags at stores to fight marine pollution See in context

[ On Tuesday, Harada said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told him the measure is following the right direction and urged him to "thoroughly listen to the opinions of the people." ]

This sentiment to ban / charge for plastic bags was not the opinion of most Japanese consumers, and Shinzo / the Japanese gov't clearly know that it's more about the 2020 Olympics and what images the world sees when it visits Japan.

Yet Shinzo and co. try to turn this into a "we must listen to the people" moment, suddenly having instant amnesia about the numerous laws that were rammed through without heeding public protests...which is more polluting, the plastic, or the garbage these sleazebags spew into the media and public domain?

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Posted in: Top North Korean official reappears days after purge report See in context

Apparently some people are not able to step up and admit they were overly biased in buying into the false report, and insisting that it must be true...reflects on how they process other news stories, and shows how gullible/easy to influence they are.

Getting upvoted here definitely not a sign of credibility.

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Posted in: N Korea executes officials, imprisons interpreter after U.S. summit collapse: S Korean media See in context

A lot of you were wrong-

https://www.nknews.org/2019/06/amid-purge-reports-kim-yong-chol-reappears-alongside-north-korean-leader/?fbclid=IwAR1G9Tf-Iqu6z8I_yBK2M0kX3n6SELrgOogjxzMEyfzjTu2yMJMkqF7xA_4

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Posted in: N Korea executes officials, imprisons interpreter after U.S. summit collapse: S Korean media See in context

@semperfi

Read up on what he did to get the attention of North Korean officials.

Unfortunately he made himself a target.

Regarding media reports that his teeth had been knocked out, bones broken, etc., the doctor who examined his body discounted those assessments.

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Posted in: N Korea executes officials, imprisons interpreter after U.S. summit collapse: S Korean media See in context

@Thunderbird2

Read through the comments before jumping to such conclusions.

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Posted in: Japan, Russia accuse each other of military buildups See in context

@thepersoniamnow

If the debate is whether a country is a threat to other nations if they rebuild militarily, it is going to be necessary to look at what atrocities they committed, if any.

No one said Japan was the only country guilty of war crimes.

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Posted in: N Korea executes officials, imprisons interpreter after U.S. summit collapse: S Korean media See in context

It has been proven that the media has been guilty of spreading false rumors.

Buy in to the popular narrative, or seek out the truth (even if it happens to not be popular)?- Up to each individual's conception of what is more important in life.

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Posted in: N Korea executes officials, imprisons interpreter after U.S. summit collapse: S Korean media See in context

@semperfi

As Bloomberg reported, many of those reports have proven to be false.

If so, who cares where he is?

Here is an example-

[ North Korea's top official, who disappeared from the public eye for three months, reappeared in public, according to reports Friday from the communist country's state-run media.

He had not been seen in public since November, when his name did not appear on a list of attendees at a state funeral, sparking rumors that he might have been purged. ]

https://www.voanews.com/a/north-korean-official-reappears-after-three-month-absence/3148548.html

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Posted in: N Korea executes officials, imprisons interpreter after U.S. summit collapse: S Korean media See in context

Yep that article is typical hyperbole as in the false story about how an official was fed alive to dogs, or that everyone was forced to cut their hair the same as Kim Jong-un.

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Posted in: N Korea executes officials, imprisons interpreter after U.S. summit collapse: S Korean media See in context

The Chosun Ilbo and other conservative ROK media are notorious for printing false rumors to tar the North-

[ Previous reports in South Korea media about senior North Korean officials being executed have proven false. ]

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-30/north-korea-envoy-executed-over-trump-kim-summit-chosun-reports?fbclid=IwAR03GMnWPI24lakfhn7c8WoBikDKPDLcKlLP3nWCY-LIKzb6HRV5Bd_SbP8

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Posted in: Cambodia's 'perfect pepper' conquering world's taste buds See in context

This article deftly avoids mentioning that the Khymer Rouge came to power in the wake of the US' extensive bombings, which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Cambodians, not to mention the landmines that are still strewn across Cambodian territory and continue to maim and kill today.

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Posted in: Trump to choose Hagerty as next U.S. ambassador to Japan See in context

Yes far better choice than Caroline.

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Posted in: Chilean man wanted for suspected murder of Japanese student in France See in context

"Now I am getting a lot of different information from different places but just wanted to make sure what is true. She is said to be happy in a "new relationship" but she went to dinner with her ex-boyfriend on 12/4 and brought him back to her dorm room. "

Exactly. That was her personal choice, and unfortunately it led to dire consequences.

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Posted in: Chilean man wanted for suspected murder of Japanese student in France See in context

Talk about jumping to conclusions..you also put words in people's mouths (never said "wrong place at the wrong time").

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Posted in: Chilean man wanted for suspected murder of Japanese student in France See in context

Don't get bent out of shape there, no one said anything about staying at home being the better choice.

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Posted in: Chilean man wanted for suspected murder of Japanese student in France See in context

Unfortunately she made a choice which had dire consequences for her

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Posted in: Manhunt for Berlin suspect intensifies as anger grows See in context

Funny everyone avoids bringing up Trump...he may be off on a variety of issues (i.e. climate change), but basically what he's been saying pertinent to this issue has turned out to be accurate...other pc politicians have skirted or avoided saying anything to avoid being labeled this or that

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Posted in: U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy performs 'Koi Dance' in Santa suit See in context

Yep just about sums up what she's qualified to do

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Posted in: Madonna on Trump victory: 'Women hate women' See in context

Election is done, get over it

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Posted in: Japan's lower house passes long-awaited casino bill See in context

I've seen what gambling does, what it turns people and communities into...sayonara Japan

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Posted in: Report warns of Asian arms race if Trump withdraws U.S. forces See in context

Hey CrucialS,

trying to blame the US and ROK for running defensive drills bi-annually due to a hyper aggressive DPRK is ridiculous. Let's not forget who invaded who in the first place*

This shows how little the likes of you know-

[ One of the worst incidents preceded the Korean War, in 1948, when the new Syngman Rhee government installed in Seoul by the United States ordered its army to suppress a leftist revolt on Cheju Island. About 30,000 local people were gunned down...At Taejon, about 140kilometres south of Seoul, prisoners were shuttled out of the city's jail by the army and police, marched with hands bound to the edge of long trenches, made to lie down, and then shot with rifles. Their bodies were rolled in and covered. ] http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/south-korea-owns-up-to-brutal-past/2008/11/14/1226318928410.html

It's those incidents which caused the war to break out between the citizens of Korea and the US-backed Korean elite who had collaborated with the Japanese colonialists 1910-1945.

The US' military industrial complex makes billions per year by keeping the the region in a state of conflict...if you can't figure that out, you may as well hang out in Disneyland.

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Posted in: Report warns of Asian arms race if Trump withdraws U.S. forces See in context

even as neighboring North Korea has conducted nuclear and missile tests with unprecedented intensity

Anyone intimately familiar with the situation will know that they typically conduct missile tests when the US is running massive war games (involving tens of thousands of troops, attack helicopters, etc) with South Korea's military.

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Posted in: Hundreds of thousands rally in Seoul calling for Park's ouster See in context

the North is having a field day with this one

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Posted in: Clinton, Trump target two different Americas in final push See in context

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1yTYR3isi8

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Posted in: Clinton lashes out at FBI's handling of new email review See in context

@sf2k

Of course, cleared by the dozen desperate GOP committees that came to a close, with nothing

You might want to read the title and content of the article that you are commenting on.

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Posted in: Clinton lashes out at FBI's handling of new email review See in context

@sf2k

Yes curious that the people involved in declaring her innocent were paid a lot of money and met with Bill for a meeting on an airplane...also interesting that she destroyed her phones and destroyed evidence after being subpoenaed by the US Congress.

Of course the rational conclusion is that she is truly innocent.

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