A sex worker. in her 50s....wow...
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Thanks for that team spirit NZ. Your ships can be the only ones to "register" with China if they want to pass through the International Waters known as the South China Sea.
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JapantimeToday 05:11 pm JST
I guess that only foreigners could be mistreated in an immigration center.
Gee, how many citizens of any country go through their immigration centers? And how many non-citizens who go through an immigreation center go "violent"?
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bokudaToday 05:22 pm JST
Detained was chained, in sensory deprivation, for 14 hours straight.
He was detained as an immigration violator. He was handcuffed, not chained. And being put into an isolated room is nothing like "sensory deprevation".
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Arden should recognize that NZ security very much relies upon Australian security.
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MableToday 12:33 pm JST
However, long-term foreign residents are aware of the dark side of this society. Discrimination, nationalism and feeling of superiority are often palpable in the interaction with us foreigners.
That's true of every country on this planet. Japan is probably way less than most Western nations and other Asian nations as well. At least you got to experience what most non-caucasian people feel in Western countries.
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Fujii was left with his arms handcuffed behind his back for more than 14 hours on Dec 20, 2017, after he expressed dissatisfaction with his lunch and became violent.
Under the circumstances, behaving in any violent manner is going to have consequences. Honestly I don't have anywhere near the sympathy for him as I do for the Sri Lankan woman whom I suspect needlessly died while under Immigration's custody for which I firmly believe Immigration should be prosecuted.
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Interesting that no one questions China's intent to invade Taiwan. Just a matter of exactly when.
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This kind of NK activity really isn't news anymore.
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Perhaps if China had not made Yasukuni visits a constant issue for years they might have had a point.
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Japan is not back in the "War Making" business. Paragraph 1 of article 9 prohibits that. And in fact they are not really "back" in anything. They have covertly been in the "War Supplying" business for some time.
Japan has supplied US with ammunition during the past decade to cover Iraq/Afghanistan shortages. Even in 1991 the cameras on the then-new "smart bombs" that brought Gulf War I to the TVs in American homes were Nikon. If anything is new it's that supplying military equipment can now be done in the open.
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R. T.Today 07:18 am JST
We've been hearing about "China's rise" for many years.
China lied to the world about a "Peaceful Rise" for over a decade. The cat is now out of the bag and the world will not allow it.
The truth is, Japan is jealous of China because they're doing much better, economy wise, than Japan. Every few months we hear about another Japanese firm going bankrupt.You have lost, Japan. Admit it.
Countless Chinese have been and continue to leave China. In fact many of them "escape" to Japan. No democratioc country is jealous of China for the simple reason that the populace has no desire to live under an unelected totalitarian dictatorship. Admit it, China is the most hated country in Asia and working hard to make it the entire world. It's sad that you have such a complex towards Japan though.
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Everyone I know in Japan has already been jabbed twice or at least once down to a 21 year old. Don't know about below that because I don't know anybody in that age bracket. Without doubt Japan got off the mark slow and well behind other developed nations. But no one can deny that now they are vaccinating at a fast pace. The higher the number of vaccinated people the less will be hospitalized. As for those still holding out for one inane reason or another, enjoy your ECMO experience. Let us know how it goes.
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Sven AsaiToday 11:53 am JST
Dealing and making military or technology presents to communists (Japan-Vietnam) or Islamic terrorists (U.S.-Afghanistan) seems to be the completely new and contradicting Western defense doctrine. Some explanations, please!
The Enemy of my Enemy is....my Friend.
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Well yes, all true....but.....
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In June 2021, Japam donated 1 million doses to Vietnam.
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I was in NYC that day. Now 20 years later looking back at it all, was US engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan succesful? If "success" means kept any further foreign terrorist attacks on US soil from happening after 9/11, then yes, I suppose it was. Was it worth the price? I'd be hard put to say it was. So many lives lost, Afghani civilians and troops, US troops, Allied nations' troops, all for such a long period.
Removing the Taliban completely was a pipe dream from the start. I'm not at all surprised at he present outcome. But the U.S. ending it's military involvement in Afghanstan is necessary, and frankly I think it took guts on the part of Pres Biden to go through with it. There is no way the US can confront the new challenges and threats posed by China and Russia, with one foot still stuck in the mud.
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administer third shots of coronavirus vaccine, potentially by the end of the year,
My understanding is that the third booster shot is to be done 8 months after the second shot. Assuming "end of the year" means December, how many people in Japan had completed their second shots by April 2021??
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Pukey2Today 01:25 pm JST
At least he speaks fluent English. I think that's a pretty good start for the 3rd largest economy in the world.
Slow down for a minute. Let's take it one step at a time. Does he pronounce I.T. correctly or does he say itto? Can he tell the difference between 'How are you?' and 'Who are you?' ?
He graduated from a US University that you couldn't get into.
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Nonsense. The family should bring a suit immediately against the J-govt and Immigration Bureau, and demand the Court secure the full video under Shoko Hozon, on grounds that it may be destroyed or erased.
There is strong reason to suspect extreme negligence on the part of immigration leading to death. Immigration law violation is indeed a crime and there are protocols in place. Causing the unecessary death of the undocumented immmigrant is not one of them.
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Whatever Biden and Xi may have in common, it is dwarfed by the fact that Biden is an elected leader with a two term limit, whereas Xi Jing Ping is a unelected leader for life.
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This is the face of the CCP. They run over Chinese civilians with tanks, try to erase the the entire event from history, and they prosecute Chinese civilians for memorializing those victims. Makes one wonder how there can be so many China supporters on JT.
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This is good news. The vaccination rate in the US is still only 53%. Excludiung the people who have valid medical reasons to not be vaccinated, the rest need to be "coerced" through every legal measure possible. Those crying "discrimination" have no idea what the word really means.
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Express sisterToday 05:17 pm JST
An ideal society created by killing or jailing anyone who doesn’t see it as ideal is not ideal.
You're going to lose it when you hear about what Western nations do to people who are undesirable.
There is a difference between expressing one's views against society, and comitting crimes.
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ToshihiroToday 05:36 pm JST
People may hate him, but he sure does dress very well.
He dresses very well if it were the 1960s. But it's not. And considering his complete lack of qualifications to be in politics at all, other than being born into a poltical family with a silver spoon in his mouth, I think he looks like a clown in that get up.
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Simon FostonToday 01:44 pm JST
OssanAmericaToday 01:38 pm JST
So what's wrong with that? Japanese aren't allowed to be nationalistic while their neighbors in China and South Korea are drunk on nationalism?
You're saying that Japan should be allowed to be as bad as they are?
They haven;t been bad for 76 years. Maybe you mean a bad as China is now?
Neither of which have a Peace Constitution.
How long do you think Japan would continue to have a Peace Constitution if Takaichi and her ilk had their way?
Probably at least as long as your lifetime. Even Shinzo Abe made clear that he wanted only the second paragraph of Article 9 amended to recognize the existence of the JSDF. He insisted that the first paragraph, which prohibits Japan from using military force to settle disputes, the portion which we call the "Peace Constitution" remain intact.
Constantly pointing at a Japanese historical boogeyman is a not so clever way of distracting from territorial expansion, subjugation and genocide today.
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North Korea thumbs their noses at the UN Security Council and the International Atomic Energy Agency. I really don't see them giving a hoot about anything the International Olymic Committee has to say about them.
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Nibek32Today 01:23 pm JST
I love the idea of a female PM for Japan, however, this woman’s nationalistic views are no different than your typical 90 year old Japanese man politician.
So what's wrong with that? Japanese aren't allowed to be nationalistic while their neighbors in China and South Korea are drunk on nationalism? Neither of which have a Peace Constitution.
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The J-D/L can expire. It is not needed in the US since it requres an Intntl Drivers Permit (issued by JAF) and it's only valid for 1 year anyway. Upon return to Japan and with a registered address ( 住民票) in Japan a new J-D/L can be obtained without any driving or written test. The only requirement is that the person had a valid unrevoked J-D/L in the past, even if currently expired. So there is no need to come back to Japan just for the D/L at this time when travel is a P.I.A.
As a J-national living in CA, the person can apply for a CA State D/L with a CA address. If a PR in in posession they will get a normal D/L. If the PR is still in application, they will get one but is stamped not authorized to work.
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