"We’re also in no way suggesting that Tokyo citizens turn their lives upside down just to pander to picky foreigners!"
And yet you start with lets ban smoking because you personally clearly don't like it.
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"Japan should accept more refugees, fix asylum system: UNHCR"
Japan does not consider its system broken so why are they using the term "fix". Seems typical of the west, if Japan doesn't do it as we do then Japan must be wrong.
Japan and only Japan should decide this, I hope they stand firm.
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qwertyjapanNOV. 24, 2015 - 05:33PM JST
Uh, all Japanese consumer electronic and white goods company employees have always been expected to purchase the lastest products. This has been going on for as long as the companies have been in business and is not a surprise to anyone who has even the most basic knowledge of Japan...
Yes indeed, this is nothing new - Japanese companies have been doing this for years, nothing wrong with it
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"China tells other countries not to stir up trouble in South China Sea"
Oh big surprise. The biggest troublemakers and hypocrites making yet more trouble.
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Why is this a shock - as Alex80 says (why the thumbs down for his comment) Japan is a pacifist nation, has been for over 70 years. It should be no surprise to anyone who has lived here a fair while. It's one in the eye for those that are always incorrectly droning on about Japan being aggressive.
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I saw a kid on a train actually reading a real book the other day. I am tempted to say there is hope yet but upon seeing him I realised how long its been since I have seen such a thing.
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Japanese companies remain more keen to invest in ASEAN than China
Good, I hope they continue to do so. I hope they don't invest another penny in China. Now the UK and US just need to do the same.
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“China will unswervingly stick to the path of peaceful development and hopes that Japan continues to go down the same path"
Japan is already on that path and has been for 70 years. China is way off this path of "peaceful development"
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I think Lolozo up there answered the question of why the article has to mention her nationality-- to reinforce preconceived notions.
Rubbish. Nationality is just normal information like any news story reports just like the area where it took place, the gender and age of the people etc. You people can read something into anything can't you.
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GW: quite right. And the UK has just added billions to the China domination coffers while at the same time stabbing in the back a long term partner who has been investing in the UK for decades. Japan.
We need to stop funding these people with our business (difficult since China controls their own exchange rate!)
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@ Moon 1 it wasn't even me that gave you the thumbs down, but for your information, it seems to be customary, that when a Japanese celeb is caught with drugs, they say it was given to them by a 'mystery foreigner'.
I see. I must have missed that over the past 20 odd years in Japan but then I don't follow the young "talent" so much so I'll defer to your knowledge. Thanks for the update.
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The US is being deliberately provocative. It's like if someone says 'don't come near me, or I'll punch you', and you step up into their face. Hard to say who is starting it.
and the alternative then is to sit back and watch China do as it pleases whether its illegal or not?
Its like watching someone punching your friend and the attacker says 'don't come near me or I'll punch you' you should step up in their face**
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when is she going to say that the friend that gave it to her was a foreigner?
Why do you think she would say that? Are you predicting that it WAS or that she will say this just for fun
why the thumbs down its a perfectly good question
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This is a good test by the US, it brings out the arrogance of China that everyone needs to see.
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If you have some other explanation for why you can't or won't look at the big picture, I am all ears. But I think I hit the truth, and the truth is not an insult.
The truth according to you. You can make whatever excuses you like pal.
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Which is why I brought up the U.S. military first and foremost, which has been playing chicken with China for decades. The U.S. military is stationed here, in Japan, and encroaches upon Chinese airspace and territorial waters from here, in Japan.
That is not the subject of the article
Of course you don't! Too many variables for you to be bothered processing. Thus your reluctance to walk a mile in China's shoes. You might overload.
So you have to resort to insults now - what a clever person you are.
If a country has to scramble 117 times it is a problem plain and simple no matter what people like you think.
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Okay. So I guess you don't know what the word incursion means, cause its the same thing. These were not incursions either.
Well you are the one who wrote "they did not fly into Japan's airspace.", I was simply using your words. Call it what yu like we al know what we are talking about here.
I could't give a damn about India, Russia etc I am talking about Chinese planes incursions here in Japan - 117 times in 3 months - think man, think
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China is over-doing it, but what they are doing is what has been done to them for decades. So they are not the hypocrites.
Ok incursions. Done to them by whom? They are hypocrites in every sense of the word not only on this subject.
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The UK are weak and only have pound signs in their eyes.
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“The actions of China’s aircraft in the airspace over the relevant sea are justified and legal,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a daily news briefing.
Such arrogance, doesn't surprise me at all. Lets see some people moan about this instead of harping on about Yaskuni.
“We call on Japan to cease all interfering actions targeting China
Yeh and we call on China to stop flying into Japans airspace. Hypocrites.
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. China should train their pilots on how to navigate so they avoid going into other countries air space
It's interesting that so many are spending all their time commenting on Yaskuni shrine "Japan shouldn't do that boo hoo" and they just really miss the important stuff. China can invade Japan airspace 117 times in 3 months and there's only 8 or 9 comments and 60 odd for Yaskuni. Tells me a lot about the readers on here.
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It seemed to me that your point was to dismiss the opinions of 'Japan haters' (defined by what - on the basis of your having assigned them to that group?)
The haters make no secret of it, all I do is look at their past comments and on what subjects. It's fairly clear there are a number that focus in this type of story and stay away from others.
I'll repeat what I said earlier. I am not dismissing anything, I am saying that harping on about these people visiting a shrine is a good way for China to take the focus off other things. More important things and my example was Chinas air incursions which I happen to believe are more dangerous and telling.
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Wrong. It means nothing because it was completely insincere. So much so that Abe wanted to rescind previous apologies, in case you have forgotten, but only decided not to because it met with criticism at home as well.
More mind reading Smith?
You say that "Japan has been peaceful since war", dismissing completely that this is about Japanese politicians going in an official capacity to honor those who died DURING wars in which thousands of the soldiers who are enshrined their committed heinous atrocities. If you're going to deflect by talking about how peaceful Japan has been since the war ended, you might want to think about saving that for a thread that praises Japan's constitution -- oh wait, Abe and Co. want to change that! Hmmm... guess you can't there, either.
Yes Japan has been peaceful since the war as I am sure even you might know. I am not dismissing anything, I am saying that harping on about these people visiting a shrine is a good way to take the focus off other things. More important things and my example was Chinas air incursions which I happen to believe are more dangerous and telling. But since you are a true hater (many of your posts seem to indicate as such) my point will of course be dismissed by you.
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China's present behaviour is in no way relevant to the issue of Japanese politicians & Yasukuni. It's not a case of either/or - criticising one does not mean supporting the other. I am highly critical of the CCP, and yet I also think the Yushukan is a disgrace as was the enshrinement of war criminals. Criticising Yasukuni does not make me a 'Japan hater' and does not mean that I ignore Chinese troublemaking. You are making assumptions and leaps of logic which are flawed
Never said it was a case of either or. Clearly my point is lost on you.
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In meantime in Japan, over 100 Japanese politicians worship their old war criminals as gods
More mind readers. As usual the haters conveniently forget about the other 1.4 million that were not deemed criminals. Perhaps it is those they were paying respects to
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, because clearly the apologies mean nothing, and the government insincere in statements about moving beyond history
They mean nothing to those who have no intention of ever accepting ANY apology.
Japan has been nothing but peaceful since the war. China is hell bent on causing friction any way it can - (air incursions for example) Japan has not done this - it is convenient for Japan haters to ignore the real troublemaker of Asia
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I believe it is because Japan govt wants a larger military that we are reading stuff like this....
Wrong, you have it backwards. Chinese have been causing this trouble for a long time
So jaoan threatens it neighbors, changes it's peaceful constitution, and what?
when did Japan threaten its neighbors? Air incursions by China is a threat to Japan
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As mentioned before
Between July and September Chinese planes prompted 117 scrambles of Japanese SDF planes. Xi defends China's development in S.China Sea saying "Chinese people will not allow anyone to infringe on China's sovereignty and related rights and interests in the area" (Source NHK)
Hypocritical China will use this (again and again) as a way of trying to take the focus off themselves with this broken record shrine business. If it wasn't this it would be something else.
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