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Posted in: G7 foreign ministers discuss Ukraine war, impact See in context

Poor Hayashi seems left out with no one to talk with....echos of Suga ;)

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Posted in: Town in Yamaguchi Prefecture sues after ¥46.3 mil subsidy mix-up See in context

Wanna put enough pressure on the guy to finally give the people back their money? -- Reveal his identity.

Yep..it's really suss ... transferred it to another account and it can't be recovered but he will attone for his sins ( and keep the money)? This smells BS....which town bigwig is this " household" connected to?

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Posted in: Ukraine omits Japan from list of countries thanked in Twitter video See in context

That's it...no thank you on top of the video yesterday...this is all becoming " very regrettable". Expert panel should be set up to discuss how to respond.

The decision to omit Japan came after the Ukrainian government on Sunday apologized for another Twitter video that juxtaposed a picture of the late Japanese Emperor Hirohito next to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.....the inclusion of the former emperor provoked a strong reaction in Japan.

Did Germany & Italy spit the dummy too ?

This is an indirect humiliation by Ukraine, or could be direct threat to Japan."

Direct threat?... how exactly?

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Posted in: Japan to send masks, hazmat suits, drones to Ukraine See in context

Appropriate response.

 Ukraine defenders don't need masks or helmets.

They need some real hardware, NOW, not tomorrow or next week!

Well, they did request it.

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Posted in: Russian-language sign at station in Tokyo back on view after being covered up See in context

covered with a sheet of paper last week following complaints from passengers upset at Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Oh please, grow a thicker skin and think about the thousands of normal Russians arrested at anti war protests, hate Putin but dont get ridiculous by covering Russian signs, banning Tchaikovsky etc.

garypenToday  09:23 am JST

Have people stopped drinking/ buying Russian Vodka too?

I hope so. It tastes like paint thinner."

Here we go.....dont know what you,ve been buying but a suggest spending more than 800yen on bottles. Russia makes some great vodka.....again insult Putin, stop insulting vodka, ,lol.

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Posted in: German Chancellor Scholz eyes Japan visit in late April See in context

Hold a video call meeting...save taxpayers a ton of money, thanks.

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Posted in: Japan’s most popular beers, according to 70 million customers See in context

Ebisu is the only one I would buy out of those at a combini.

I like a nice punchy IPA.

Same here.... there are some good craft beers out there, but bit pricey.

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Posted in: Russia acknowledges significant troop losses in Ukraine See in context

Peskov also hinted that the operation might be over “in the foreseeable future.” He said that Russian forces were “doing their best to bring an end to that operation.”

He said: “And we do hope that in coming days, in the foreseeable future, this operation will reach its goals, or we’ll finish it by the negotiations between Russian and Ukrainian delegation.”

Let's hope so for the sake of the Ukranian civilians especially...they suffered for way too long.

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Posted in: Japan to take more sanctions against Russia over 'war crimes,' says Kishida See in context

The numbers were provided for you in the above post ..also here is a link..https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Ukrainian_refugee_crisis , every G7 member has accepted way more than Japan. Case closed.

Uh Excuse me. Your link is vacant."

Uh excuse me...no, the link is valid. Nice try. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Ukrainian_refugee_crisis

Link please. No need for Non-G7 neighbor countries as you seem sticking only to G7 ignoring other conditions like willingfulness of evacuees to go that far far east for example.

Trouble reading, mysteriously? The G7 countries are listed along with many others in the info I provided. So for the third time since it's hard for you. Approximate numbers.

Germany 300,000 Italy 86,000, France 45,000, UK 21,600 , US 30,000 (100,000 pledged ), Canada 14,500 , Japan 400

@mods

Do something about this tesla

Be an adult please, you can't mount a good counter argument against someone so you come running to the mods to shut them down, geez?

Damn! Other smaller countries helping evacuees much more than g7 countries!! Why is that happening???

Damn, so all those smaller countries are helping more than Japan? Indeed, why is that happening?

How many refugees did J-govt actually pledge to accept? Can you disclose a concrete number worthy of a G7 member? Until then its just empty rhetoric...time to eat hats for apologists?

Sure you didn't know the news that Japan is trying to pass the law to treat these evacuees ( as those evacuees from the war are not defined as refugees in terms of Int'l treaties) as quasi-refugees, including such legal arrangements

So in other words you have no answer , so just deflect as usual. I provided you the numbers for other G7 members as you asked. Obviously, you can't provide the number Japan pledged to accept.

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Posted in: Do you think the government should restart its Go To Travel campaign for Golden Week? See in context

Instead of wasting it on GoTo campaign to subsidize people who,ll travel anyway in spring....give it to the disabled kids welfare programs whose budget was cut by the LDP...there is an article about it on JT today.

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Posted in: Residents evacuate as floods threaten Sydney suburbs See in context

Oz sure getting pumelled with the rains this year.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 8,753 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 54,995 See in context

Bound to increase now with the Sakura viewing season...but still ,29 hospitalized.? Time to move on.

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Posted in: 22-year-old woman arrested for stealing ¥9 mil from 51-year-old man See in context

I’m 34 and, personally, I can’t even have a conversation with a girl in her 20’s. It’s like dating a child. I had a date with a 20yo girl recently. She didn’t disclose her age until later but it was too creepy because she was only 7 years older than my kid. Broke it off. I’d rather date an older woman 

Absolutely agree...i,ll generalize but .most J-girls have maturity level 10 years behind westerners and that's being generous. Dating someone your own age or older will be much more fulfilling...most of the time...it's definitely been my experience. Good luck to us in the J- dating scene ,lol.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 6,968 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 45,684 See in context

As others have said time for the hysteria to go....30 severe cases in Tokyo?

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Posted in: Hayashi returns from Poland with 20 Ukrainians See in context

*Over and over again. What Japan and Hayashi should have done where *only 20 people there on the spot were willing to get on board?????????????????????????????????????

Over and over again KennyG.

As I have said before , I have been to refugee camps and I,d bet you any amount that if the question was asked directly to the refugees - who wants to get out of the crowded camps I go to Japan there would be hundreds putting their hand up , not 20. ( Of course that question would have had to be asked couple of weeks ago when this trip was planned not a day before the plane is leaving ) Bear in mind out of the near 3 million refugees in Poland vast majority are women and children as all men between 18 -60 were prevented from leaving Ukraine by presidential order at the start of the war. Which mother wouldn't want to take their child out of the crowded camps near the border and into safety. Also bear in mind vast majority of the refugees ( including the pitiful number here ) will want to return to Ukranie to rebuild their lives once the war is over & Russians are gone as their husbands, father's, brothers are still there.

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Posted in: Hayashi returns from Poland with 20 Ukrainians See in context

20 whole people? Wow Japan, don't strain yourself there with that generosity.

You can bet it meant alot to those 20 people. While it means nothing to you but a Japan bashing point.'

It definetely means a lot to them...as it surely would to another couple of hundred that could have fit on that plane...mothers with little kids that wanna be as far away from the war as possible. J govt apologists will always retort to the ' you,re all just Japan bashing in response to any critcism. Lame, especially when they dont even live in Japan.

For these 20 Ukrainians, life in Asia will be very difficult,may Lord help them after relocation!

Difficult maybe, But infinity better than getting bombed or shot.

Thanks for making my point about them being better off far away from the bombs. ..we can agree on that.

Poland alone has close to 3 million ukranian refugees now. Pretty sure if they were asked more than 20 would gladly accept to be evacuated from the bursting at the seams Polish refugee camps. Have you had an experience of being in a refugee camp? I have, and i,d bet you any amount there,d be more than 20 people more than happy to get out of there.

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Posted in: China's COVID-19 policy, yuan's rise vs yen may beset Japan's economy See in context

China may be showing state planned capitalism can produce slightly better results that the "free market" liberal variety that is only enriching a very few.

Shh...can't admit any uncomfortable truths here...western capitalism rules over all.

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Posted in: Japan ramps up online messaging on Ukraine to prepare for hybrid war See in context

J- govt would do best to start with itself in targeting misinformation and propaganda. Wait....

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Posted in: USTR report cites Japan's high tariffs on rice, dairy products See in context

We ourselves are stuck with too much rice and dairy products. Why would we need to lower tariff to allow more import of these stuff for?

Why does Japan want zero tarrifs on cars entering the US?

To give customers choice to buy products at lower prices. If Japan makes "superior" rice and all the rest than it has nothing to dear deshoo?

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Posted in: Hayashi to bring back 30 Ukraine evacuees to Japan from Poland See in context

So now the purpose of the trip is evident a PR photo op trip just in time for the upcoming election. 30 evacuees? Seriously.

wow. 30.

How many people do you think fit on one govt plane? 300,000?"

Overseas posters defending LDP actions no matter what, yeah ok...30 is pathetic...the govt can do much better. How many have they accepted in total till now...around 400? If the govt wants to show off to the world its humanitarian side, how hard is it to fly in another plane that can fit 300?

Japan has come up with the airlift plan because skyrocketing airfares in the wake of the crisis have made Ukrainians in Poland reluctant to evacuate to Japan even if they wish, according to the sources.

Such blatant nonsense....they are war zone refugees...the govt is expecting them to pay for their tickets ? Fgs. The ticket costs less than what a couple politicians spend at a Ginza hostess bar in a night.

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Posted in: EU to seek China rethink over Russia ties See in context

China is staying out of it...their choice.

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Posted in: Japan expands sanctions against North Korea after ICBM launch See in context

Since NK sanctions till now have worked so well let's increase them....great...sarcasm off.

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Posted in: Japan rules out withdrawal from joint Russia gas project See in context

Ah...the unique Japanese tradition of fence sitting.....foreigners just cant understand.

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Posted in: Japan to send Foreign Minister Hayashi to Poland See in context

The government is considering transporting to Japan Ukrainians and Japanese nationals who have fled the war,...

No hurry..keep considering...its only been a just over a month since the war started. Shall we set up an expert panel to carefully mull & consider it in bit more of a comprehensive manner?

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Posted in: Oscars slap sparks debate on the defense of Black women See in context

Baruch College professor Shelly Eversley said Smith’s language toward Rock left her questioning whether the actor’s motivation for slapping the comedian was an act of love. ‘My wife' — get my wife’s name out of your mouth — is a logic of property ownership,” said Eversley

Oh fgs...now we gonna have all the " experts" discussing / explaing for months why Will did what he did because they know him better than anyone...not an act of love, property ownership?...how far is this gonna be stretched?

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Posted in: Man arrested after crashing car into Foreign Ministry building See in context

Love the guy in a blue jacket walking past caring not a bit for all the action drama there :)

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Posted in: Japan rejects South Korean protest over school textbooks' descriptions See in context

The results of such examinations showed Tuesday that publishers were advised to clearly state Takeshima is an "inherent part" of Japanese territory and to change the wording "forcibly taken" in describing wartime laborers from the Korean Peninsula, in line with the current government stance.

As much censorship oops sorry " government guidance " of the publishers here as the good ole communisf bloc countries.

It is time to move forward . Non-Japanese readers have not read current Japanese books used in school.

...i have seen the history textbooks....couple of pages of WW2 history, mainly about the atomic bombings...half a page on the rest.

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Posted in: Kishida tells ministers to compile new economic package as prices skyrocket See in context

LDP...stick your insulting 5000 yen pensioner bribe that costs another 2500 yen each in delivery costs ( stupid envelopes, stamps and call centres ) and lower / cut the 10% consumption tax on food and essentials for 6 months so everyone of the " impacted" consumers benefit. And as Jeff said stop intervening and buying bonds and sending yen lower than whining about it.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for drowning ailing 88-year-old mother in river See in context

These cases have been increasing in frequency in Japan and will probably continue to do so given the rapidly aging population. I wonder what it'll take for the government to sit up, take notice, and do something about it.

That is a good question ...won't hold breath for the useless oyaji deadwood in charge to do more than consider, mull, and perhaps set up an " expert panel" to " think carefully" about this issue....this has been going with both the elderly and disabled families...people have next to no help from the govt to look after their next of kin are worn out and see no way out. Tragic and disgraceful on govt part.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 7,844 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 43,365 See in context

Up????? No!!!! It was supposed to go down!!!! What's happening??????

Guess last week was a three day weekend so all the youngsters were too busy traveling /shopping / partying and had no time to get tested?

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