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Posted in: Court rejects long-stay visa for gay U.S. man married to Japanese See in context

kurisupisuToday  05:29 pm JST

They don’t really want to give visas to opposite sex married couples either…

I can tell you from my own first hand experience as well as those of my friends that the above statement is absolutely not true. Do you have any first hand experience to back up that statement?

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Posted in: S Korea, U.S. and Japan hold anti-N Korean submarine drills See in context

There is nothing wrong with the JMSDF Ensign. If the US, UK, Australian, Canadian navies have no issues at all with it while conducting joint excercises with Japan, then most certainly South Korea , which fought on Japan's side in WWII, should not. Complaining about that flag is as misguided as these young South Koreans protesting the US, SK, JPN training together to protect their rear ends.

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Posted in: Japanese, German air forces to further enhance defense cooperation See in context

Both Japan and Germany are allied with the US and all the democratic nations who stand against autocratic dictatorships. Those who twerp on about events multiple decades before they were born are simply crass.

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Posted in: Ground Self-Defense Force issues rare apology over sexual harassment case See in context

Thise found to be guilty of any form of harassment should be sent to Ukraine as "Observers" to get a grasp of what reality is all about.

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Posted in: U.S. seeks united front in Asia despite Korea, Japan tensions See in context

Awa no GaijinToday  04:09 pm JST

Japan and Korea tension?Created by the Americans themselves!

You don't know Japanese and Korean history very do you ?

Japan first invaded korea in 1592

Koreans, together with Chinese under Mongol leadership invaded Japan in 1274 and 1281.

Going back further the Yaoi People from the Korean Penninsula invaded Japan in 300 BC.

You should study more.

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Posted in: Little cheer as Japan, China mark 50 years of diplomatic relations See in context

The Sino-Japanese Treaty if Friendship was signed back in 1972, when China (PRC) was a backwards s-hole and the CCP leaders (Mao Tse Tung, Chou En Lai) were eager to get global recognition and open themselves up to assistance. Japan since then has paid tremenous amounts to China as ODA. In 1978 China Re-affirmed this Treaty and Deng Xiao Ping visited Japan and got Panasonic to open the first electronics factory in China.

Fast forward and China has put it's earnings into building the largest and most powerful military in Asia, has not liberalized but in fact has tightened it's authoritarian grip over it's people. By 2010 China was openly challenging Japan for the Senkakus and anti-Japan demonstrations were common.

Forward to 2015 and the Chinese PLA were openly talking about the First and Second Island Chains, and the intent to replace the United States as the dominant strategic power in the region. Which is unaaceptable to Japan and other Asian nations that rely on a US alliance to defend themselves from Autocratic nations-like China.

The value for any country to have relations with China is only economic. And China will even use that economic relationship and trade to further it's strategic agenda. China's continued threat to invade Taiwan is the most disruptive element to peace and stability in the region.

Little wonder there is little cheer.

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Posted in: Meta says China-based campaign aimed at U.S. election See in context

China is already fighting a war with the United States in every which way but actual shooting.

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Posted in: Harris condemns Chinese actions in speech at U.S. Navy base See in context

Japan has nothing to do with Formosan independence. In 1895 China (Qing Dynasty) handed it over to Japan. In 1945 Japan returmed it to the Republic of China, which still holds it today. Independent of the CCP/PRC. It's not that hard to read up on history.

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Posted in: N Korea fires 2 ballistic missiles on eve of Harris trip to Seoul See in context

As if he knows how to do anything else.

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Posted in: Complete list of WWII U.S. internees of Japanese descent unveiled See in context

u_s__reamerToday  05:20 pm JST

Memories. isn't it nice to look back at negative things...

The incarceration of American citizens and the plunder of their possessions based on their ethnicity must serve as a lesson to learn from, even if the majority of humanity clearly baulk at reading books to learn from history, which is why Japanese don't wish to know about the appalling treatment of their WW2 POWs, an unpleasant sidebar of history that occupies no space in the minds of most Japanese.

Yes, most Japanese have no interest in how Allied POWS were treated during WWII. And South Koreans are not interested either even though IJA POW camps were run by Koreans., And Americans have no interest in knowing how our Marines removed Japanese skulls and gold from their teeth in the island camopaigns.

These are all atrocities during swar by militaries towards their enemy militaries.

The incarceration of Japanese-Americans was against civilian non-combatants. Big difference.

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Posted in: Harris condemns Chinese actions in speech at U.S. Navy base See in context

The United States has always interpreted the "One China Policy" to mean that Beijing is the sole government of the PRC. The US has never, and does not recgnize the PRC's claimed ownership of Taiwan.

The ROC established itself on Taiwan in 1948. The PRC did not even come to power on the mainland until 1949. The PRC has never controlled Taiwan, and it is clearly not a break-away province.

The people of Taiwan have developed a thriving democratic country on their own and have no desire to accept CCP rule and go the way of Hong Kong. Taiwan deserves the support of the entire free world, just as Ukraine does. The days of autocratic empires is past, this is the 21st century.

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Posted in: Complete list of WWII U.S. internees of Japanese descent unveiled See in context

Michael MachidaToday  08:18 am JST

Memories. isn't it nice to look back at negative things instead of looking to the future and the friendship Japan and America now enjoy? And isn't this just the thing Japan complains about when South Korea complains about the past as well? 

No comparison. The US rounded up and locked up J-Americans while it was fighting a war with Japan.

Japan never locked up Koreans (who were J-citizens) and Koreans were fighting the allies.

The US has apologized and compensated the J-A victims and Japan does not press the matter further.

Japan has apologized and compensated South Korea countless times but they have made playing "victim of Japan" a national policy, perpetuating bad relations. Fortunately the new Yoon administration sees the follishness of this policy and is trying to change it.

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Posted in: McDonald’s Japan to raise prices on 60% of menu items See in context

RakurakuToday  06:27 pm JST

Thank you Mr Kuroda.This is were your outrageous monetary policy and resulting melting JPY took us.

If it causes you to eat at MacDees less, it's doing you a favor.

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Posted in: Abe damaged Japan's democracy, left legacy of power abuse, critics say See in context

Hello Kitty 321Sep. 26  06:23 pm JST

@OssanAmerica

One way in which he eroded democracy was to institute government by decree. The so-called kakugi kettei meant that the cabinet decided what was going to happen, bypassing the diet and not allowing discussion.

You call that eroding democracy? Many countries carry out cabinet decision making without full debate on every concievable issue. The US is not one of them. But I believe the UK is. This article makes it sound like Abe turned Japan into an autocratic state, which is ridiculous.

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Posted in: Japan protests Russia's expulsion of official; denies spying See in context

Just expel one of spies in the Russian Embassy, This is the usual protocol.

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Posted in: Harris calls U.S.-Japan alliance 'a cornerstone' See in context

AxelToday  07:16 am JST

Well of course she did. USA gets to occupy Japan, turn it into a front line state for the wars USA is provoking, 

-The US occupation of Japan ended in 1952. Okinawa in 1972.

-The only countries militarily provoking others are China and North Korea. Russia has gone beyond provoking.

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Posted in: Abe damaged Japan's democracy, left legacy of power abuse, critics say See in context

Abe was a typical pollitician with the dirty scandals and all. But I agree, what did he do to erode democracy? Seems from this article that the opposition parties consider not being able to get their way as being un-democratic. That's not exactly how it works.

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Posted in: Kishida begins 3 days of 'condolence diplomacy' around Abe funeral See in context

Well as long long as everyone took the time and spent the money to come why not hold meetings as well. Totally separate issue from the funeral itself.

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Posted in: 'Informal' Japan-S Korea summit may pave way for better relations See in context

oyatoiToday  12:21 am JST

Yakushiji said he believes Kishida must have a strong sense of distrust of South Korea based on the Moon government unilaterally nullifying a landmark deal to settle the issue of Koreans forced to work at Japan's wartime military brothels "finally and irreversibly.”

Completely biased partisan journalism. The experts quoted are little more than kisha club mouthpieces for the LDP regime. No mention of Korea’s legitimate grievances over Japan’s continual backsliding and denialism. 

When has Japan ever "backslided" on anything they have agreed to with South Korea?

South Korea "backslided" opn the 2015 "Permanent and Irreversible" Comfort Women Agreement. SK refused to comply with the Aribitration Clause in the 1965 Treaty, and allowed SK Courts to try and rule without first establishing jurisdiction. SK unilaterally occupied the Liancoiurt Rocks and have refused to settle the dispute at the ICJ three times. It seems to me your view if far more biased than tje journalists you complain about.

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Posted in: Ceremony and controversy await Harris during visit to Asia See in context

Aly RustomToday  08:38 am JST

Present Japan's Kishida government has invited infamous Myanmar junta to this problematic state funeral.

Birds of a feather.

The LDP with all it's faults is not the same as a Military Dictatorship that locks up it's political opponents.

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Posted in: 'Informal' Japan-S Korea summit may pave way for better relations See in context

Yes, it "May". Or it may not.

But now that South Korea has a leader who can see straight and recognizes the importance of SK-JPN relations to the security of his country, and that good relations between the two is critical for the United States, hopefully Mr Yoon can undo the massive damage created by his predecessor Moon.

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Posted in: Japan may include Taiwan among nations giving flowers at Abe funeral See in context

Awa no GaijinToday  08:08 am JST

The United nations doesn't recognize Taiwan as a nation or country because it isn't !

Wrong. The UN doesn't recongnize Taiwan as a nation because it has declared independence and sovereugnty, and has not applied for UN membership.

Sad to say that Taiwan had actually achieved independence as a country before Japan colonized Taiwan for 50 years

The truth is Japan is to blame for taking Taiwans independence and starting ww2

Wrong again. Taiwan has been owned by the Dutch, Spain, China (Qing Dynasty) before it became a Japanese colony.

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Posted in: Japan may include Taiwan among nations giving flowers at Abe funeral See in context

kurisupisuToday  06:52 am JST

It must be gratifying for the Taiwanese to be relegated down by their former colonial masters….

About as much as the Indian delegation at Eliz II's funeral in London.

"UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has expressed gratitude for the representation by Indian President Droupadi Murmu at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth, saying it was really noticed"

https://www.business-standard.com/article/international/uk-official-thanks-india-for-senior-representation-at-queen-s-funeral-122092200189_1.html

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Posted in: U.S. vice president to discuss Taiwan during trip to Japan, S Korea See in context

IndigoToday  06:39 am JST

TAIWAN will be like Ukrainia soon. Taiwan belongs to China however the G7 wants to remake the world map just to spark a WAR

Taiwan does not belong to China (PRC). Never has. Only China can spark a war by invading Taiwan. Don't do it.

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Posted in: Solomons leader claims neutrality to U.N. but defends China ties See in context

Sure would like to see Mr Sogavare's overseas private bank accounts. Bet the people would too,

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Posted in: U.S. to seek stronger labor, environmental standards in Asia See in context

Improving Labor and environmental standards depends on the level of economic development of the country in question in terms of ability. And political development in terms of willingness.

Then there are nations that simply wonlt listen to the US anyway.

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Posted in: G7 countries agree on unity in Ukraine support: Hayashi See in context

OlegekToday  07:19 pm JST

Ukraine is not Russian property.

Not US/NATO

Remember about coup d'état 2014

So - here a result.

Ukraine is not one nation land.

And Ukraine is not property of Mr Zelenskiy.

Neither the US nor any Nation is invading Ukraine. Ukraine is not even a NATO member.

Ukraine is not the property of Vladimir Putin.

Russia has no excuse for it's act of barbarism and war crimes.

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Posted in: Russia starts annexation vote in parts of Ukraine See in context

rainydayToday  04:50 pm JST

Its going to be all the more humiliating for Putin as he watches the Ukrainians get these territories back.

Agree. But Putin will call any attacks on those areas by Ukraine as an "attack on Russia" and increase domestic support for the war at the best, and threaten or actually use tactical nukes because "Russia is being attacked" at worst. The West really needs to stop playing his game and start driving some fear into him to end this war.

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Posted in: G7 countries agree on unity in Ukraine support: Hayashi See in context

OlegekToday  04:52 pm JST

Don't know what planet you're

Anyway this planet not your property

Sorry

Ukraine is not Russian property. Apology needs to be made to the Ukranian people. Not me.

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Posted in: Kishida unclear about holding formal summit with S Korea See in context

There should be no formal meeting until te Yoon adnministration can put forward an actual plan to resolve the South Korean Court ruling on te forced labor issue. One way is for SK to agree to the Arbitration Clause in the 1965 Treaty to establish whether the SK Courts have any jurisdiction over the matter. Another would be for both nations to settle the matter at the ICJ.

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