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Posted in: Russian food shop in Ginza to close as war in Ukraine drags on See in context

I'm surprised it lasted so long. It should have been boycotted the day Russia invaded Ukraine!

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Posted in: 90% in Japan support idea of reigning empress: survey See in context

I cannot imagine the old fossils in government going along with the idea, even if 90% of those questioned do.

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Posted in: Kishida sends offering to Yasukuni Shrine for spring rite See in context

I consider it a homage to visit the graves of those who fell in the war, however the following is an extract from Google, which is why it should not be visited by government ministers:-

The shrine is now the memorial site for over 2.5 million people who have died in conflict, mainly in World War II. The inclusion of 14 convicted Class-A war criminals in the shrine has resulted in controversy, particularly after the visits of Japanese prime ministers.

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Posted in: Biden, Kishida try to solidify bilateral ties even if both fail to hold onto power See in context

I think Americans would rather vote for someone who is a bit forgetful than a convicted sexual abuser who also illegally tried to cover up his encounter with Stormy Daniels. One could also add fomenting the J6 insurrection in Washington.

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Posted in: World figure skating champion Shoma Uno takes control in Cup of China See in context

Russia has degraded itself Kuku, Russians should be excluded from all international competitive sports.

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Posted in: Israeli envoy says Japan should be vigilant with its aid to Palestinians See in context

In addition to not supporting Hamas, Japan should stop trading with Russia, fish and second hand cars etc.

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Posted in: Japan hopes to resolve China's seafood ban over Fukushima's wastewater release at WTO See in context

Stop selling seafood to Ruzzia, Let the people there do without they don't deserve it.

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Posted in: China's Xi welcomes summit with Japan, S Korea at proper time: report See in context

I cannot see any point in holding trilateral talks with this evil country that doesn't respect human rights, wants to take over the Asia Pacific, and aids Russia.

Whatever is agreed to at any meeting they wouldn't follow afterwards.

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Posted in: Kishida to hold phone talks with Zelenskyy See in context

Burning Bush

Zoom and Tik Tok are Chinese apps, so there is no security at all. WhatsApp is perhaps the safest as it is encrypted.

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Posted in: Royal sport See in context

The Ginger Whinger is full of the proverbial, he's almost as bad as Moaning Meghan.

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Posted in: Hong Kong's seafood businesses brace for sales slump as Japan plans to discharge wastewater See in context

If China or other countries will not buy Japanese fish products, Japan should stop buying fish from Russia!

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Posted in: Sanctions on Russia over Ukraine must be maintained, Japan says See in context

Japan must stop buying Russian fish, and continuing to manufacture cigarettes in Russia.

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Posted in: Japan's LNG stockpile surges in Ukraine war-induced energy crisis See in context

Japan should totally boycott Russia, Japan should divest itself of any investments in the Sakhalin joint venture and buy its 9% of LNG on the open market like the other G7 members.

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Posted in: China says political trust with Russia has deepened See in context

The saying "Birds of a feather flock together" springs to mind, both evil regimes

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Posted in: Quarter of trainees in Japan told to return home if pregnant: survey See in context

Haven't these trainees heard of contraceptives?

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Posted in: Russia deploys defense missile system on Kuril island near Japan See in context

Japan should not have entered into a joint partnership with the Russians on the LNG project. The Russians cannot be trusted e.g. Ukraine, they were supposed to be defending them a per the Baltic Agreement for giving up its nuclear weapons.

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Posted in: Russia bans entry of Kishida, 62 other Japanese ministers, citizens See in context

Now is the time to ensure that Japanese businesses cease all trade with Rusiia, including gas and oil from this evil dictatorship.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,979 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 25,182 See in context

Any statistics issued over Golden Week are pretty meaningless except perhaps the critically iii and deaths. Let's see what they are in 10 days time.

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Posted in: Japan condemns reported Russian attacks on civilians in Ukraine See in context

Japan should totally boycott Russia, I guess I will get lots of down-votes, even other sensible comments are down-voted, the Japan today must be read by Russian supporters!

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Posted in: Ukraine accuses Russia of massacre; city strewn with bodies See in context

Now is the time for Japan to stop being mealy mouthed and stop all trade with Russia, especially when you see the photo evidence of war crimes being committed by them.

Japan should cancel the joint venture of the Sakhalin lng plant. UK Shell canceled their 25% investment, Japan has just 11%. Time for action, not talking, having meetings, thinking about it, the usual stalling techniques Japan uses.

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Posted in: Senior Japan, U.S. officials to meet this week over Ukraine See in context

The article regarding Uniqlo has been withdrawn. Uniqlo continues to keep its outlets in Russia open. I will not buy any clothing from them in the future.

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Posted in: Uniqlo defends decision to stay open in Russia See in context

I am totally horrified at Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and have decided to immediately boycott Uniqlo for deciding to continue keeping their outlets in Russia open. I guess they want to take finacial advantage as most clothes outlets from the West have already closed theirs in Russia.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 13,074 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 77,450 See in context

It's a long holiday weekend, however, 13,917 tests, 13,074 infections a a positivity of 93.9%. Regrettably it 'ain't peaked yet, so let's wait until Wednesday before we start cheering it's over!

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Posted in: Panel says 35 people should be charged over vote-buying in 2019 See in context

One question still be asked, who initially provided the cash that was given to 35 people? Was it from the LDP, and was it originally public money?

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Posted in: Troubled Evergrande suspends share trading again See in context

Yes it is good news, i hope they are bankrupted, which causes a chain reaction in the Chinese construction industry. Hope another nail in the evel regime of the CCP.

Just as a rider. Don't buy Chinese products if possible, and don't watch the Beijing Winter Olympics.

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Posted in: China urges Japan to support Beijing Olympics See in context

A diplomatic boycott is nothing more than than a gesture, total total boycott diplomatically and the withdrawal of all athlas a protest at China's human rights, territorial encroachment.

Let's not forgot the deliberate spread of Covid-19 on the world resulting in over 5,000,000 deaths, and still counting.

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Posted in: Lineup for end-of-year Kohaku song contest 2021 revealed See in context

My wife, who is a local thinks that the NHK end of year musical is a dirge, not watched by the young, only by a few old fxxts.

Surely NHK could think of something more appropriate and entertaining for the year end to suit all tastes!

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Posted in: Gov't panel proposes more support for firms hiking wages See in context

Increasing the minimum wage would be the simplest solution, with no bureaucracy involved, and would ensure that all employees would get an increase.

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Posted in: Lemonade by Lemonica tackles food waste with lemon peel jam See in context

It's just the same as marmalade, only made with lemons instead of oranges!!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 5,773 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 20,293 See in context

I am so pleased that both my wife and self had two vaccinations each of the Pfizer vaccine, but feel so concerned that want to urgently get their jabs. The silence from our dear leaders is very worrying as they have no real practical solutions to effectively combat this pandemic. They've had 18 months to formulate a what if worst case situation.......what has been planned? Nada, zilch, nothing. All we get is talking heads.

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