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Posted in: Ex-minister convicted for receiving bribe from egg producer See in context

One of the de facto founders of the LDP (used money from the CIA) Kishi Nobusuke (Abe's grandfather and grandfather to current Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo) wrote the handbook on accepting bribes, stating that,

"Political funds should be accepted only after they have passed through a 'filter' and been 'cleansed'. If a problem arises, the 'filter' itself will then become the center of the affair, while the politician, who has consumed the 'clean water', will not be implicated. Political funds become the basis of corruption scandals only when they have not been sufficiently 'filtered.'"[4]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobusuke_Kishi

Apparently Yoshikawa did not get the memo, and is only now claiming the money was for 'political purposes.'

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Posted in: Trump loses appeal; must testify in New York civil probe See in context

Trump's probably just doing what other US business' are up to (i.e. Google paid 0 taxes), it's just that he has painted a big target on his back, so, uh, deal with it, Trump.

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Posted in: Kore-eda tells Cannes he felt 'pressure' working with Korean all-stars See in context

Kore-eda pays no heed to the nationalistic hype whipped up by Abe and forges working relationships with Koreans rather than caving in to pride and ignorance.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. fly fighters after China drill, North Korean missiles See in context

Things are unfolding exactly as the 1960's Japanese student and citizen anti-US base demonstrators said they would.

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Posted in: Biden urges N Korea to right 'historic wrong' of abductions of Japanese See in context

On point, Samit, what you have pointed out is historically and factually accurate, and is just the tip of the iceberg regarding what Japan did to Korea and Korean people in the colonial era.

And ditto for the US regarding Native American Indians, Filipinos in the era of Teddy Roosevelt, treatment of the Chinese who built the railroads in the US, internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII (while German-Americans walked around free), indiscriminate bombing / napalming / shooting of citizens in Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, etc.

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Posted in: Biden urges N Korea to right 'historic wrong' of abductions of Japanese See in context

"Right a historic wrong" says a US president.

What's wrong with this picture... familiar with history much, Joe Biden?

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Posted in: Japan's foreign minister hints readiness to aid N Korea over COVID See in context

As noted in the story Hayashi only said this after Biden already presented the view that other countries should be concerned about the outbreak in NK.

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Posted in: Gov't eyes ¥20 tril in aid to promote investment in green energy sector See in context

@dagon

Yes that's how the Jpn government and their US cronies operate here 24/7.

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Posted in: Kishida, Marcos agree to strengthen ties See in context

Marcos from the same family as one of the biggest frauds and liars in history...but pro-USA, so everyone looks the other way and start to to work on mutually enrichment.

So here's the lowdown on his family background-

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_Marcos

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Posted in: 71-year-old man arrested over attempted burglary of Yokohama bar See in context

Desperation drives people to try anything to relieve their misery.

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Posted in: Seoul mates See in context

LoL people down voting the above posters who r concerned about the environment

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Posted in: Tokugawa Japan wasn't nearly as isolated as history books teach See in context

That there is a gap between what they teach normal citizens and what really happened is not surprising, to say the least.

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Posted in: Daycare center employee arrested for molesting 9-year-old girl See in context

We all know about the various media through which Jpn men are conditioned to fetishize young girls...

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Posted in: Man offers to pay back mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil COVID funds 'little by little' See in context

"Japanese TV says"...so of course it must be true.

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Posted in: Japan urges China to 'play responsible role' on Ukraine crisis See in context

LDP Japan with US bases / artillery at the standby barking that "public opinion in Japan is extremely severe towards China" LOL

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Posted in: Why the world has a lot to learn about conservation from Indigenous societies See in context

Nice research and article, too bad it will fall on deaf ears.

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Posted in: Elderly people who have long been on the streets have gotten used to the life and are finding it difficult to reintegrate into mainstream society. See in context

The economic system which produces this situation begins with a "c" and ends with an "m."

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Posted in: Buffalo shooter targeted Black neighborhood, officials say See in context

The US is definitely not a good role model for how different peoples can co-exist.

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Posted in: Man who mistakenly received entire town’s COVID-19 relief money vanishes See in context

lol People still taking this story at face value.

The sources for the information in this article are government higher ups, and that's all you need to know.

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Posted in: Man who mistakenly received entire town’s COVID-19 relief money vanishes See in context

As pointed out by a poster above this may very well be a ruse fabricated by the people in charge of sending the funds ... anyone who's dealt with people in city hall knows that level of error both regarding the money and failing to catch up the recipient in a more timely manner is highly unlikely.

If someone is "apprenhended" he'll likely be let off lightly eventually.

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Posted in: Disney hasn't found itself in this much trouble since 1941 See in context

Disney teamed up with mafia in his attempt to avoid providing decent working conditions, then backlisted them as communists because they dared to stand up for themselves- I've seen this story played out in a number of places, and the US always adopts the role of Disney.

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Posted in: Ukraine to hold first war crimes trial of captured Russian See in context

I'd like to see the Russian who ordered this whole invasion and attacks on civilians be tried as War Criminal.

Well then I guess no concern for what happened in Iraq, eh?- Which by the way is still a big mess.

People come out in force when the popular media narrative makes it safe for them, but are unable to face inconvenient facts when it doesn't match a pro-western narrative.

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Posted in: Japanese writer who documented WWII Tokyo firebombing dies See in context

General LeMay also orchestrated the devastating bombing of North Korea during the Korean war, in which every town in North Korea was reduced to rubble, and citizens were routinely targeted with napalm as US pilots were instructed not to return with their payloads; he also gave the okay to bombing dams (contradicts the Geneva Convention and is considered a war crime), which then condemned millions to death from starvation as they were unable to irrigate their crops.

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Posted in: Gov't eyes extending education subsidies to middle class in Japan See in context

Just more promises to insure LDP's comtinued grip on power...anyone remember all the things Abe promised?

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Posted in: Pedestrian hit, killed by car driven by U.S. Marine in Okinawa See in context

Just another consequence of a US base in Japan.

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Posted in: UK lawmaker resigns after viewing porn in House of Commons See in context

The overwhelming majority of every man you know or meet watches porn.

Ah well okay your acquaintances.

Those who deny it the most are likely the biggest users.

You're basing this on...?

And again, as usual side-stepping the inconvenient facts that "lawmakers and staff say harassment and inappropriate behavior are still rampant under" and how porn is related to the relevant attitudes and actions.

It's alright, keep your head in the sand, along with your fellow porn addicts.

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Posted in: 7-Eleven now has make-it-yourself smoothies in Japan, and they’re amazing See in context

lol So easy to make at home in a blender, with zero microplastics.

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Posted in: 7-Eleven now has make-it-yourself smoothies in Japan, and they’re amazing See in context

A lot of microplastics are leached when a plastic vessel shaken.

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Posted in: UK lawmaker resigns after viewing porn in House of Commons See in context

Bob FosseMay 1  11:41 am JST

Porn is fine, but not at work.

As usual what is overlooked is the effect porn has on the behavior and attitudes of the people who watch it-

[ Long known for its boozy, macho culture, Parliament is now a more diverse place, with women holding almost 40% of the seats in the House of Commons. But lawmakers and staff say harassment and inappropriate behavior are still rampant under a system that largely allows members to police themselves. ]

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Posted in: Ukraine cracks down on 'traitors' helping Russian troops See in context

More inconvenient facts proving the Ukranian government are no saints either.

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