The protests are escalating and may turn into a full-blown war. Beijing will never submit to any protester demands, they have no respect for anyone’s authority other than the despot Xi Jinping.
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I'm not sure Abe is genuine about not visiting Yasukuni, he's one of the Nippon Kaigi fellows and clearly agrees with the museums viewpoint that Japan was a victim of WW2, never did anything wrong, every Japanese war criminal is innocent, Japan was "forced" into the path of war by the Allies etc etc...
This is a purely political move, since he knows that S Korea and China would throw a hissyfit if he visits the site.
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History has shown countless times that bloodshed causes nothing but more bloodshed.
The Chinese KMT fighting against Imperial Japan caused bloodshed. But it was for the good of mankind as it helped slow the spread of an evil system that held countless of people hostage to slavery and brutality.
The Allies landing in Normandy to destroy Nazi Germany caused a lot of death, pain and bloodshed. But it ultimately stopped the systematic extermination and victimization of innocent people who's only crime to the world was being different.
Look, i'm not saying you're necessarily wrong about some countries being worse off from escalating violence on both sides. But sometimes violence is necessary as it's the only way to resist against dictators and the Chinese Communist party.
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Of course the government in China isn't interested in resolving this in a way that benefits Democracy and makes both sides happy, they want to crush all freedom in Hong Kong PERIOD. The people of Hong Kong should continue protesting against the unfair system that is slowly taking hold in Hong Kong and the rest of mainland China should stand with them to protest against the corrupt leadership in Beijing as well as the removal of tyrant Xi Jinping and his puppet Carrie Lam.
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They'll be surprised at what they'll find if they keep digging. I'm sure these gift scandals have ties to companies all over Japan from Hokkaido to Kyushu. Most likely these nefarious bribes have ties to people's within the current majority LDP government as well.
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Your comment about samurai culture is funny, and i understand the sentiment. But i can’t help but consider that this sort of behaviour might be closely related to samurai culture more than anything else.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
Thank god. The last thing i'd want is more influence from China. As soon as the Chinese businesses start gaining control of other countries economy, The Chinese Government behind them will be targeting other countries'es democracy and people's right to free speech next.
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What a surprise. can’t wait for the obligatory photo-shoot of him bowing deeply and "regretting his actions" (or the "getting caught doing these actions") What then? Nothing of course, he’s Japanese why should he face the Japanese court? That’s purely for foreigners and lower class Japanese.
Absolutely disgusting. How can Japanese look at these news and imagine their court system to be just?
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Is Moon trying to look tough in that image down below the article? He looks constipated.
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I think i’d actually prefer to intentionally avoid the Tokyo area of Japan during the summer olympics. It’s crammed enough even without the millions of tourists that are going to be staying there.
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I think South Korea is terminating it’s own intelligence mostly. Japan isn’t too bothered by this.
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One U.S. is definitely more than enough for the world to deal with.
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China just doesn’t understand. It is the freedom oh Hong Kongers that have allowed it to prosper. Free thought allows for greater creativity and economic prosperity. It is authoritarianism and tyranny that stunts growth and scientific progress.
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So South Korea’s government encourages it’s people to lash out in blind fury towards Japan for something they one week later, admit isn’t even a big deal. Then in the midst of government sponsored anti-Japan protesting they encourage Japan to hold trade talks? What is wrong with this country?!
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The emperor family makes Shinzo Abe look like a chump in comparison. Since class A war criminals were secretly and illegally enshrined into Yasukuni Shrine by the head priests there they have consistantly refused to pay the site any visit. now this takes true courage, unlike Abe who’s just all talk when it comes to remembering Japan’s tragic WW2 history.
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Interesting. I want to see the island, but at the same time i understand the restrictions. It would be sad to have huge crowds of tourists walking the battlefield, littering trash and stealing historical relics.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
Stricter gun control has been proven to work in combating mass shootings in countries everywhere, even countries with the same amount of guns as the USA proves to be mostly safe because of common sense laws that ban automatic rifles and denies selling weapons to anyone without extensive background checks. Seems like these Republican lawmakers operate by feelings rather than fact and logic.
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If the Chinese officials are so concerned about the situation they need only respect the Hong Konger’s frustrations of being ruled by CCP puppets that don’t care at all about the people they are supposed to be governing.
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I think most people that initially were on the fence regarding this issue is starting to see how pointless and petty this endless Japan bashing has become, it is no longer about Japan’s actions, but rather South Korea’s childish and petulant display.
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How can gun advocates look at this endless amount of misery and conclude it has nothing to do with the US's terrible lack of gun control? When will the people of the US stand up to their pathetic NRA-funded politicians?
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Yeah, because insulting the country in question is going to bring the goodwill and trade benefits back...
Keep on being stupid South Korea.
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Probably angry and lashing out against the studio because of his own lack of talent. what a loser.
Also i noticed that one of the headlines being linked at the end of the article mentions how "Kyoto calls for stricter gas sale control". Haha... meanwhile in America people think selling extremely efficient tools of murder to criminals and people known to have mental issues is totally ok... Must be an extreme culture shock for them to read that article.
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Taiwan will never belong to China.
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Hey i've tried that here in Norway. It's not bad.
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Virginia Beach is 200 miles from NRA headquarters. I wonder why no one has shot up NRA headquarters...oh yeah, the NRA building is a gun-free zone, just like all their rallies.
I did some research on this, and it appears that the NRA headquarters do in fact permit people to carry loaded guns inside their headquarters as long as it's holstered.
Not that it really matters, the NRA won't be seeing any spree shooters anytime soon. Shooters typically aim for places with many unarmed victims such as schools, concerts, or in this case; a workplace. Places with armed people that can defend themselves are low priority targets. That's why police stations, gun shops, high security locations rarely get attacked by these people. Organized groups may attempt it, but not the angry lonely men that want to take with them as many people as possible.
I'm not in any way trying to defend the NRA here, i think gun violence and those who advocate irresponsible gun ownership is terrible. But i don't want to see the spreading of false facts either.
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Why does the US have so much against Iran while selling weapons and sucking up to Saudi Arabia, one of the most vile countries in the world? SA is a dictatorship, spreader of Wahabism, military aggressor, one of the worst violators of human rights in the world. Yet hawks in Washington push for war against a peaceful democratic country that has breached no contract, followed the rules. while ignoring all the bad SA does to gain access to that sweet sweet oil trade.
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