ning1983 - Your knowledge about this topic is way limited. Contrary to China, most Asian nations supports Japan(Vietnam, Mongolia, Taiwan, Singapore, The Philippines, Malaysia, etc...). Now, what country respect China? Tell me. What country trust on China? Tell me.
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Goodlucktoyou - I respect your opinion but, if you ignore the facts that nobody trusts on China, your argument loose all credibility.
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Actually this number( 233) is just one of them. Eventually those other companies will follow the same step. In fact more companies have leaved China since the beginning of this decade. Just remember that some years ago China had an anti-Japanese movement that caused Panasonic to leave that country.
With higher labor cost and strict demands mentioned here in Japan Today about Enviromental issues, foreigner companies will find itself hard to keep their production in China.
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Strangerland, I fell sorry, but i have faith that they will recover from it. When I used the verb "rejoice", it doesn't mean I didn't care about those who you mentioned in your comment.
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Akie, you certainly knows what is the meaning of "bad relationship". Today none of the countries in Southeast Asia trust on China and relationship with Japan was never fully good. In order to this relationship turn to be good, China needs to stop bulling her neighbors that are allied with Japan and respect their territories and boundaries; things that we know it will never happen because China is greed and prideful.
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Even though news reported on May that many Japanese companies were unwilling to leave China, many facts regarding the future of China would influence them to leave the communist state of China eventually.
Those China's fans would argue that it would be impossible to happen because China is the biggest market for foreign companies; however, when we analyze China by itself we note that it is not as easy and simple as many think.
China has a lot of problems: Environmental issues, Social Security, Bad relationship with her neighbors, Unemployment Rate, etc...
The Chinese government has the goal to cut greenhouse gas emission in 2060, but in order to do it there is a need to high investment on it and cooperation from citizens and foreign and national corporation. Companies need to invest on new machines and new technology; things that they are unwilling to do because they would loose a lot of money.
China is facing the increasing number of elderly people and fertility rate also is the problem(things that is very common in the whole world). In case of China, the young one's are also immigrating to other nations in mass according to the survey that was made some years ago that concluded that 70% of all Chinese student in US was not willing to go back to China. It is a very concerning thing.
Bad relationship with neighbors is not a good thing and it never was good. It affects business relationship that will affect the economy as well. If investment is not being made, those local companies will have hard time to deal with their business and it leads to unemployment. If people are unemployed, they don't have money, and without money they cannot afford to buy car, new computers, etc...If the number of consumers is low, foreigner companies that provide those goods will not have profit and no profit will result on trouble for them. That is why I'm saying that foreigner companies leaving China for completely will occur eventually.
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Exactly!!! I would add that the number of hospitalized people have being this number for long time what in comparison to many countries in Europe and North America is very low. People complain about testing that is not enough, but even if the number of test were twice than it is made in Tokyo, such number of hospitalized people would not change at all.
People who make comment should understand that whether Japan test 100000 people or not, it would not change the fact that deaths would occur anyway. We don't see the number, but it is very clear that those who are tested the majority of them are fine and only a few present symptoms of such disease. The same would be if Japan had been tested 100000 people. The number of infected could be higher, but the number of people who have to be hospitalized would be the same.
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Vinke, doesn't mater how many tests it was made, the result that we should focus is the number of deaths and recovering. If in the worst scenario we have 1 million infected, the fact that this "number" were not resulted in million deaths says a good thing. The percentage of people that get the virus "1 million" who die is fewer than we could imagine. Plus if among those "1 million" a good number were those who had lung problems and still overcame it, so it is a good reason to have hope because by your logical thinking they are suppose to die, but they end up recovering from it. If we keep in mind that among "1 million infected" less than 1% died, the percentage of recovering from it is more than we could imagine.
I feel sorry for those who died, but at same time rejoice that thousands of thousands recovered from it.
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As long this thing doesn't result on deaths, the number of tests made is irrelevant.
Let's suppose 1 million people are infected, still this number doesn't change the fact that number of deaths are lower than many developed countries.
Deaths happen for many reasons, which the primary one is the lack of immunity and low level of vitamin D and C and second reason may be spiritual(for those who are Christians). For some their mission in the Earth was already fulfilled and they were assigned to next mission to please the Divinity.
It is sad seeing news about it, but instead of worry about our end, what about worry about what we should do for our neighbor and for those who need us?
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You won't find anyone buried at Arlington that was found guilty of war crimes at trial and hung by the neck. Plus Arlington is not a place for "war dead". Its a cemetery for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families too.
So do you mean Vanessa that bad American soldiers who killed and raped Asian ladies back in Vietnam War, Korean war and WW II was buried at Mars? As far as I know despite of their stupid action they were never judged and were treated as "heroes" in US. In fact American people back 1970s never recognized their mistakes for what they did during the Vietnam War and other wars.
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Thanks to make clear about this subject. Things are very easy to understand. The problem rely on national pride from those who have some kind of frustration against Japan. The way those people says sounds very hypocrite for following reasons:
a) The shrine was not build for purpose to honor criminals. In fact a huge number of those who are enshrined there were women, children and brave men who fought for Japan. Annually thousands of people from all of the world visit that shrine and all of them are not there because they love the criminals for sure.
b)People claim that that shrine should not be visited because there are 14 war criminals enshrined there. Ok, So, does only Japan have criminals? Were Other countries that was involved during the war pure, innocent and follower of Christ? For sure not. Even thought historians don't teach it, you don't need to think so hard to conclude that there were bad people in every country's armies back then and they were buried at those memorial places being classified as "heroes".
c)If we think that we should not go to a certain place because there are bad people being buried there, so we should not go to any other cemetery since good and bad souls are all put togueter in that same memorial place.
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I wonder if maps are available in China for cheap price.
Wherever you are maps indicate Senkaku Islands as part of Japan.
Why those Chinese have hard time to understand the principle of respecting territorial rules?
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I would be very interested on learning about it for sure. As far as I know Agnes Chow is not fighting for independence, but for freedom and democracy. It is easy to make comments and give opinions about the issue, but to make you comment creditable you should show a document that proves that such group has this intention; otherwise, what you said will be just a mere opinion based on nothing.
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Christopher GlenToday 11:54 am JST
“Why do Japanese care about other countries and their political issues, yet never speak out about their own?”
The same we talk about many foreigners here at Japantoday who care about Japan's issues rather than their own country' s issues. I have seen news regarding other countries here, but I noticed that some who loves to criticize Japan never makes comments on threads about their own nation.
I personally never had reason to speak out about Japan because the problems in Japan are different than North Korea, China and South Korea; countries that have hard time to deal with other countries and need to make provocation to get attention from others. Japan different than those mentioned nations is not forcing them to live/think and act according to his way of life. In addition to that, I can't be quiet after seeing a country exploring other people as China is doing with Hong Kong now.
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China could attack any other country, but she knows that if she does that, she would get isolated from others definitely.
Personally I don't believe she has the power to say anything; except be quiet. What she can do is to bark, but nothing more than that.
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Simon, I always pay respect to those who lost their lives for my family and for everyone today. If Americans, Canadian, Australian, and others can do it, so Japanese can do it as well. I personally don't care about your frustration regarding it. I have already explained it in a simple way, now if you have hard time to understand this simple thing, I can do nothing about it. Hugs!!!
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Even small peace of clothes those guys link to things relate to the past. Probably this Korean boy thinks the purpose of military service is to kill people. No wonder why they condemn the practice to wear military clothes. By judging by his statement, I would assume that in Korea nobody use military clothes and everyone who join the army are bad people.
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Simon, your argument would make sense if such visit were meant to glorify criminals, but it is not the case and you know that. There are 2 billion soldiers including women, children and elderly that fought for Japan. "War criminals" thing turn to be demagogy since people deny the fact that their memorial sites also have bad guys buried in those places.
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The problem about this issue is the lack of evidences when it compares to Hiroshima thing. While the Hiroshima case is known by everyone, the so called "comfort woman" or sexual slave is still a theme that is not very clear yet making this issue confuse. Koreans claim that the Japanese explore them, but where is the records that show that they did this "job" for free? I don't doubt this awful thing could be happened, but I doubt if Korea was as victim as some says here since Korean soup opera portrays scenes where corruption was a common thing back in those days.
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I don't see problem with that. The same way Americans visit Arrigton Cementery, every nation should pay respect to their war dead.
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Well...looks like election is coming on in our neighbor South Korea.
South Korea and China could learn a lesson from the Philippines on how to move on.
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Here we go again with this endless story.
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Vince BlackToday 04:20 pm JST
Funny how Japanese people can be vocal about the politics of another country but are silent about their own
Despite of many problems in Japan, we can enjoy freedom and democracy in Japan. What you are saying is way different from what is happening in Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, etc... where those countries are being threatened by tyrants from China and North Korea every year.
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I enjoy going to the beach as well.
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Definitely China is afraid that everyone will isolate them.
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This is the first time I heard that moustache could offend a determined nation.
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Racism is not unique to S. Korea. More serious is in Japan and the U.S.
Well...Here we go again with this "Japan vs Korea" thing.
Nobody in Japan will prohibit Korean people to dress Korean clothes, eat Korean food, or talk Korean in public places. Nobody in Japan will charge more money from Korean costumers just because they are Korean. Nobody in Japan will deny jobs to Korean immigrant. In fact, Korean people have chances to get jobs in Japan and live here.
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This is just one of many numbers that we have seen here. The advice is the same: Focus on build your immunity system so that you are able to deal with it and overcome it.
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As I said before, people should focus on keeping their body healthy in order to build a strong immunity system so that they can fight against this virus. There is no way to get rid of this thing until a vaccine is available.
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