Keep this filthy drugs out of Japan please, all it will do is ensure a whole generation of lazy deadbeats and stoned tourists running amok in Japan.
Furthermore THC has been clinically proven to trigger underlying psychological disorders such as paranoia and depression with people who never had problems before.
At most you could make a medicine out of the CBD but that's as far as it should go.
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It will be funny when all these climate campaigners finally realize they are just pawns used by the lobby machine of the new multibillion "green" industry.
It will be even more funny when they find out the people behind this "green" industry are the same globalist companies and investors that are controlling the masses today and who don't give a twat about the environment, they just found another way to gain money and power control seeing as their old tricks are starting to wear off.
It's one things these climate campaigners are completely annoying but it's another thing entirely when they are engaging in eco-terrorism as is the case here and I hope they will be punished to the full extent of the law.
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Please find this madman and lock him up ASAP.
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The only thing that should be taken in to consideration in this case is whether or not the marriage was a scheme to obtain a permanent visa card, the fact that it's a same sex marriage is completely irrelevant.
If the marriage was not a scheme, and it certainly doesn't look that way, that this man must be given a permanent visa card.
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The level of security at an airport can't be high enough as far as I am concerned.
Every airport should be equipped with full body scanners, iris scans, finger prints and facial recognition systems as well as their security staff being granted acces to criminal databases around the world in order to perform necessary background checks to stop bad apples from entering or leaving a certain city or country.
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Swastika was used as auspicious/sacred symbol across Indo-European cultures for many millennia, yet it is now widely resented, if not outright banned, for the hatred and crimes it represents.
Incorrect the Hindu Swastika symbol is not banned but the Nazi flag is seeing as they are completely different things in both design and meaning.
meagre few centuries
The Rising Sun flag is much older then the national symbol of many other countries around the world so I would hardly call that meager.
Of course, neither symbols were created with intention for war
Incorrect the Nazi flag existed for a mere 12 years and was created with the sole purpose of waging war and spreading a depraved ideology so it's completely different when compared to Japan's Rising Sun flag which was not created for those intentions and has been around for at least 400 years.
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If you bothered to look it up you would see that it was never the national flag.
If you had bothered to study even an ounce of Japanese history you would have known that the Rising Sun flag which origins can be tracked back to the 12th century is a national symbol of Japan since the early 1600's and recognized as such by the West dating all the way back to when the first Japanese - Dutch trading relations were established in that same time period.
In 1870 it was adopted as the war flag of the Imperial Japanese Army
Not true the IJA went to war under the banner of the national symbol of Japan the Rising Sun flag which had existed for hundred of years and in that regard they did exactly the same as the Western colonial powers did before them.
The Rising Sun flag was not created or adopted with the purpose to go to war that is incorrect.
Japan did not have a national flag until 1868, when they adopted the Hinomaru,
Wrong the Hinomaru only became the official Japanese flag on the 13th of August 1999 and all that time the Rising Sun flag has existed alongside it as a national symbol of Japan and it still holds that function today so that's why Japanese people have all the right to be proud of that flag and wave it at the Olympic Games to support their athletes if they want to.
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The 17th century was then, this is present day where the rising sun flag is a Navy ensign. It has been that, unchanged, at least since the 19th century.
I see you keep denying history and refuse to admit that the Rising Sun flag is a Japanese national symbol/flag from it's creation going back to at least the early 1600's and it's is perceived as such so by the Japanese general public until this very day.
Even during the dreadful IJA period the Rising Sun flag represented the whole of Japan because that is the function of a national symbol/flag as is the case for every other country in the world.
The Rising Sun never was, is or will be neither a navy nor military or imperialistic flag like you keep wrongfully stating.
The biggest abusers of the rising sun flag, the Navy ensign, are the ultra-rightists
The biggest abusers of national symbols /flags are always ultra-rightists that goes for every country around the world not only in Japan.
However that doesn't stop other countries to be proud of their national symbols /flags because they know these symbols represent so much more than ultra-rightists people as does the Rising Sun flag so why should Japanese people behave any different then their counterparts around the world ?
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The former PM’s son has been carefully groomed to represent and protect the interests of big businesses and multinationals.
Couldn't have said it better, away with this womanizing charlatan.
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Koizumi called for attracting increased investment to Japan.
So in other words his pockets will be stuffed with money while yet another piece of Japan will be given away to a globalist company.
Well at least his intentions are in line with LDP's modus operandi, sell away Japan piece by piece to the highest bidder and get rich in the process.
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If you wave the Navy flag and you are not waving the national flag it is in a way that's a kind of betrayal."
Once again the Rising Sun flag is no navy, military or imperialistic flag it was created more than 400 years ago as a national symbol and to the general public it still holds that function today.
How on earth would waving the Rising Sun flag be a betrayal to Japan in any shape or form it is quite the opposite actually.
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Why would anyone want to wave (what has become) an officially-designated military flag at a sporting event
The Japanese Rising Sun flag was the national symbol of Japan created more than 400 years so of course Japanese people are proud of it despite the atrocities that were committed under its banner during the IJA period.
The European countries and the United States also wave their flags proudly at the Olympic Games and when we compare the atrocities they committed in the past and even the present under their national symbols when compared to the Rising Sun their really is no comparison.
Are there any athletes that feel more encouraged from seeing the 'rising sun' flag rather than the Hinomaru?
Sure there are and why shouldn't they feel encouraged, the beautiful Rising Sun flag has been around for more than 400 years as a national symbol of Japan and is here to stay.
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For the very small amount of anti-Japan protestors amongst the South Korean population don't worry you and your incompetent leader Moon can not only admire the beautiful Rising Sun flag next year at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 but the Rising Sun flag will soon also be reinstated as the Japanese national flag, it's just a matter of time.
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The Japanese government is in dire need of an overhaul of their juridical system and some of their archaic laws and that goes for a lot of countries around the world as well.
Sexual assault and rape towards another person should be punished severally.
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The Amazon are the oxygen reserves of the entire world so of course the international community should go to great lenghts in order to save it.
Preferably in consensus with the Brazilian government but if there is no other possibility then without the aid and approval of president Jair Bolsonaro.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
Unless you come from a first world problem country, and get arrested,you could be in for some harsh treatment as the deaths have been showing. And why do I feel that "hunger strike" is a cover-up for what happened to him?
And why do I feel that "hunger strike" is a cover-up for what happened to him?
Are you somehow suggesting that this person was killed by the Japanese government due to applying excessive force and that they are responsible for other deaths as well ?
And not only that but apparently you also suggest there is some kind of cover-up going on at the highest governmental level ?
Surely you can provide us with proof of such outlandish accusations ?
Hunger strikes are a very well known emotional extortion tool used by rejected refugees and criminal immigrants everywhere in the world at the suggestion of NGO's in order to avoid eviction.
No government should ever yield to these types of blackmail.
Are you somehow suggesting that this is not the case and that the Japanese government killed this man due to applying excessive force and that they are responsible for other deaths as well ?
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It stands to reason every human being has the right to receive proper medical care regardless of their visum status.
However it is absolutely necessary that the Japanese government keeps immigration under very tight rules and removes people who have violated immigration law or whose applications for asylum have been rejected from Japan as soon as possible.
One thing that would approve matters considerably is to shorten the procedure to remove people from Japan when that decision has been made to avoid those people being stuck in some kind of legal limbo which only serves to fill the pockets of lawyers who needlessly prolong the eviction.
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And if it "appeared to be a toy gun", why did the cashier pay up?
It only appeared to be a toy gun after analysis of the security cam footage.
Besides if you were the cashier would you take the risk considering the measly wages they pay you ?
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Why not hold a snap election to determine how many of the British public stands behind Boris Johnson and how many oppose him ?
Surely this would help to provide much needed clarity and calm matters down a bit.
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Blackwater is nothing more than the US government's private army of mercenaries which is allowed to operate outside of international law and who were responsible for many war crimes.
The fact that the US government keeps getting away with these kind of practices really baffles the mind.
2 ( +3 / -1 )
Please don't take rash decisons based on the actions of the current totally inept South Korean government.
Things are bound to change soon you just have to weather the storm a bit for now.
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People should realize that the current South Korean government is shamelessly digging up and abusing old sentiments of more than 70 years ago to try and squeeze as much money out of the Japanese government as possible.
The occupation of Korea by Japan was no doubt a war crime but the Japanese government since then formally apologized on many occasions and together with the South Korean government signed several international treaties that handled the war damages which the Japanese government was always prepared to fulfill.
I feel sorry for the South Korean people because Moon is slowly but surely running this beautiful country in to the ground due to his incompetence and anti-Japan propaganda just so he can get his hands hands on some extra cash.
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they should not allow the flag any more than a flag with swastikas.
Forgive me if I am wrong but I assume you are British ?
Should we also ban the flag of the UK considering the atrocities they committed for hundreds of years during their imperialistic reign ?
Don't get me wrong I don't think they should but the same implies to the Rising Sun flag.
Comparing the Rising Sun flag to a Nazi flag is ridiculous as history clearly tells a different tale.
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the Christian Cross,
I agree with you that many atrocities were committed under that banner but that's more of a religious symbol and not a national symbol of a country so it's not exactly the same.
the meaning of the former imperial Japanese Flag is actually the same as that ofmthe NAZI flag.
The Nazi flag was specifically created for the purpose of waging war and spreading their depraved ideology.
Prior to that the Nazi flag never existed in Germany an It had never been a national symbol.
The Rising Sun flag has existed for centuries, was not created for the purpose of waging war or spreading an ideology and was considered by foreign countries as the Japanese national flag.
The western powers and Japan used the Rising Sun flag in trade documents and it appeared in western art of that period.
There was never such a thing as an Japanese imperial flag, they used their existing national symbol to go to war as so many other countries did and those countries were never asked nor did they give up their national symbols neither.
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Inspired by the western powers that visited them the colonial-imperialistic period of Japan ranging from the late 1800's until the end of the WW II is one of the darkest if not the darkest period in Japanese history wich spans several millennia.
However the beautiful Rising Sun flag has been a national symbol of Japan dating back to at least the early 1600's and seeing as the European colonial powers and the US government were allowed to keep their national symbols despite all the atrocities they committed, and in the case if the US government they are still ongoing, I don't see any reason why Japan should give up the Rising Sun flag.
We can argue about the aspect ratio but the Japanese Rising Sun flag is here to stay and rightfully so.
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@ Tom Doley
What has your recurring pro Korean government propaganda have to do with this article?
Eventually Putin will be gone.Then progress can be made
Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union when the international treaty was signed and there have been many leaders since then.
Putin being replaced is not going to magically give the islands back to Japan.
0 ( +1 / -1 )
The vast majority of the 17 million people who voted to leave are not extreme right voters nor racists, they are just people who want to leave the European Union which has been comlpletely drenched in corruption since the day it was founded.
The big question is will they be better for it and is a hard Brexit the best way to go about it ?
Only time will tell...
0 ( +2 / -2 )
Interesting that everyone is taking the foreign side of the story without waiting to hear from the Japanese side.
The Japanese government has allowed Japan Inc to exploit immigrant workers or "students" for many years now and letting them clean up radioactive waste is simply appalling.
What excuse can the Japanese government possibly have to let these practices continue ?
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In the last decade the number of westerners living in Japan decreased and rightly so.
You have some atual data to back this claim up ?
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