AkieToday 09:35 am JST
OssanAmericaT asked "Akie, will your beloved China give up it's nukes?"
If 120 million Japanese believe that it can be protected by nuclear weapons, what will 1.6 billions Chinese believe ?
Clearly, China supports a nuclear war.
Will China win in a nuclear war ? What if China loses ?
Stupidity and madness are dangerous mix.
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Japan has no choice because it has chosen to not posess it's own nuclear weapons. Therefore it must rely on the US Nuclear Umbrella as other US alllies do. Considering it's position as the only country to have received nuclear bombings it sounds contradictory but it is a necessity to protect itself.
Even leaving Japan aside, the idea of "No Nukes" globally is an infantile fantasy. Funny how we don't see the No-Nuke crowd protesting in Russia, China, North Korea, Iran. Frankly, if these countries didn't have nukes many other nations probably wouldn't need them.
Akie, will your beloved China give up it's nukes?
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Tokyo, Japan and IOC need to work on a 2024 Olympics, Just shift the schedule down. The probability of it being a success is pretty darn good.
The chances of success of a Winter Olympics in China event is not a matter of vaccinations within China. It's a matter of vaccinations all over the world and to what extent international travel has returned, both in terms of travelers and airlines. If China wants to proclaim complete victory over the pandemic when the world has not, they can hold a China National Winter Sports Event, without the IOC or other nations.
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OMG....a President with actual real policies to confront the crisis' that the country is facing??...I'm not sure I can handle this after the last four years..
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Aly RustomJan. 21 08:09 am JST
Insane. They didn't commit any crime in Turkey.
What's insane is saying they didn't commit any crime in Turkey when they are being charged in Turkey under Turlish laws.
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Aly RustomToday 05:12 pm JST
Yeah I’m very well aware of that. A couple of years ago, a few LDP lawmakers were found to be in breach of that and had held US citizenship. The LDP and their supporters are nothing but a bunch of hypocrites
Please providea link. Which LDP lawmakers held US citizenship? Would really like to know.
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Xi Jing Ping lied to Obama when he declared that China would not militarize the South China Sea. It was under Obama, with Biden as VP, that the U.S. implemented the Pivot to Asia to counter China's territorial aggression. Fast forward to 2020, the U.S, postiton towards China is bipartisan. China can expect the same or more from the Biden administration.
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proxyToday 07:07 am JST
Come on downvoters, this is a Japanese site, tell me how Biden will be better for Japan than Trump or Obama or Bush, or Clinton, or Bush?
We are replacing an unpredictable isolationist inexperienced president with one who has experience and understands the importance of alliances. This restores U.S. credibility which is better for all US allies. Not so much for our adversaries.
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Time for USN/JMSDF to conduct routine livefire drills around the Senkakus.
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"So just a goodbye. We love you. We will be back in some form," Trump told supporters"
The country does not love you and we do not need you back in any form. Ever. What you have done to the country is unforgivable.
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Finally after 4 loooong years I don't have to be embarrassed by my country. Alot of repairing to do both domestically and internationally but at least I can sleep at night now knowing that the country has a government that is going to have actual policies to tackle the pandemic and it's economic fallout.
But just as much as looking and moving forward is the priority, we must ensure that the ugly rasicist ignorant side of America that was empowered by the 45th president never poses a threat to the country again. And for God's sake, let's take the firearms out of these moron's hands. These people are terrorists. Nothing less.
Having been a Republican my whole life I honestly want to see Trump convicted in the Senate so ensure he never rises to this level of power again. Ever. And those GOP sycophants who enabled his attack on Democracy through the big lie Nov 3-Jan 20 need to have their political careers destroyed.
We have a long way to go...but finally time to MAGA!!!
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While it's a matter of personal opinion, I think the photo on the left with the blue blazer should have been used. It is a dignified formal photo of our next Vice-President.
The photo on the right is too casual and relaxed, perhaps Tyler Mitchell thought he was photographing another Black Entertainer. It is totally lacking in the respect that the subject deserves. And the sneakers are ridiculous. I can imagine some White Supremacists picturing a backwards baseball cap on her head.
Bad call by the Editors at Vogue.
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KurukiToday 12:10 pm JST
Or maybe you'll remember it forever because you'll have STD from 100s of men that raped you on a daily basis?
Total nonsense. The two purposes of the IJA Comfort System were to prevent Rapes and STD.
"The interrogations further show that the health of these girls was good. They were well supplied with all types of contraceptives, and often soldiers would bring their own which had been supplied by the army. They were well trained in looking after both themselves and customers in the matter of hygiene. A regular Japanese Army doctor visited the houses once a week and any girl found diseased was given treatment, secluded, and eventually sent to a hospital."
Get a life.
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China's response to this Panel's findings will be "Who Cares".
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McConnell has no choice if he wants to save the Republican party. There's no conscience here just politics as usual. After Jan 6th the word "unforgivable" has been constantly repeated by a great many Americans. if the GOP is seen to prevent Trump's conviction in the Senate they will be seen as having "forgiven" Trump, and they can kiss 2024 goodbye.
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South Korean Court rulings are biased against Japan.
"Park Yu Ha, a professor at Sejong University in Seoul, was also fined 10 million won (about $8,000) for citing false information in her 2013 book "Comfort Women of the Empire," thereby defaming the honor of the women forced into wartime brothels for the Japanese military.
The Seoul High Court decision followed a January acquittal of the Japanese literature scholar by the Seoul Eastern District Court on the grounds that freedom of expression is a basic right guaranteed by the constitution."
However, we can start looking for a change in Moon's position as the Biden Administration shortly, as Biden was VP when Obama pressured South Korea to agree to the "Permanent and Irreversible" 2015 Comfort Women Agreement. Which Moon ripped up.
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NadègeToday 07:18 am JST
"***CONFORT WOMEN*" IS TO BE BAN AND ILLEGAL ?**
Japan's diet need to vote a law forbidding public to call them "confort women" and negate the war crime.
You really should study the subject before posting. The term "Comfort Women" negates nothing. It is the term used out of respect for individuals in the Military Prostitution System. Prostitution did not have the same discriminatory image in the Orient as in the West. It is not a euphemism or any attempt to negate anything.
Comfort Woman in Japanese is Ianfu 慰安婦. The very same term is used in South Korea Ianbu 위안부to describe the many South Korean women who, under their government's direction serviced the US Military troops during the Korean War.
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Tokyo and the IOC could probably have the most successful Olympics in history if they pushed to back to 2024. But instead they remain shortsighted and risk holding the most unsuccessful Olympics in history. Unless they intend to do it all remotely.
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should explore "political solutions" to issues stemming from Japan's colonization of the Korean Peninsula.
South Korea is the one who has turned anti-Japan sentiment into a political tool. Unless South Korea accepts that historical issues which have already been addressed, negotiated and agreed have been finalized, there is no hope whatsoever of any improvement in relations. Anti-Japan Tribalism* ie; Nationalism needs to end unless South Korea is prepared to leave the US-JPN-SK alliance and join China. The Obama Adnministration worked hard to get the "Permanent and Irreversible" 2015 Comfort Women Agreement to be concluded. Moon ripped it up. The US under the Biden Administration has no time for South Korea's further nonsense. This is why South Korea will never be the reliable ally in Asia that Japan is.
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Haven't these people been informed that where they are headed is a complete mess?
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This is simply "normal".
The last 4 years have been "abnormal".
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I believe Trump absolutely must be impeached. He must be prevented from ever running for office again. And more importantly he must be stripped of every post-presidential benefit possible. The most dangerous may be post-presidential briefings which may include sensitive material that he would undoubtedly sell or trade to his foreign friends...like Vlad.
The Republicans must dissassociate themselves from Trump, if they have any intention of preserving the Republican Party, after this complete fiasco. Very few Republicans have shown that they posess a conscience during these 4 years so I wouldn't count on it. But we know they do want to preserve their own political careers and the party. That is more than ample reason enough to convict Trump.
As for all the Republican voters who are sane and rational and have supported Trump for the sake of the Party, now you all know what it's like to be a Muslim and get defined by the acts by the extremist Jihadists. I suspect that "Trump supporter" will be defined by the brainwashed insurrectionist terrorists.
As for the NRA, goodbye and good riddance. Hard to believe an organization that taught marksmanship in schools has become a political power devoted to protecting the right of illiterate trailer trash to own multiple militsary style semi-auto rifles with 30 round mags. And every State needs to rewrite heir gun laws. Even if posession of such firearms is legal, why is it not illegal to carry them to "Peaceful Demonstrations"?
In a way Trump has done the country a favor by exposing what a huge population of intellectually challenged, racist, and dangerous people live among us. Now we know what needs to be corrected.
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Desert TortoiseToday 11:48 am JST
So, in your opinion, the U.S. occupation forces kept maintaining bases in post-war Japan to not let the genie out of the bottle. In other words, the U.S. military in Japan is WW II occupation forces by nature.
Hate to break the news to you but until quite recently Japan was more distrusted by Asians than China
Care to substantiate that? Recently? Like when, 1948?
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YotomayaToday 12:33 pm JST
resume its global role as a "champion of democratic values"
When exactly was that?
1945 - 2016
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CrickyToday 08:33 am JST
Japan considers various options against S Korea 'comfort women' ruling
rather than admit decades ago the mass government sanctioned rape of thousands. Japan should consider its actions and feel accountable. If you can't face the truth you can't face the future.
The only nation that refuses to face the truth is South Korea. Why else would they prosecute South Korean scholars who do not agree with the "200,000 girls kidnapped" false narrative in court? Why else would they teach anti-Japan sentiment in schools to perpetuate hate? Nobody in Japan who agrees with the South Korean narrative is prosecuted in court.
In my country a bunch of low-intellect individuals believe a big lie, and they are prepared to start a civil war over it. What South Korea is doing is dangerous. If enough believe the lie they can become violent.
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Burning BushToday 07:53 am JST
It's illegal and unconstitutional for US troops to be deployed as armed law enforcement on US soil against US citizens.
Nope. National Guard are regularly deployed to confront rioting. Look how many times your boy Trump deployed them this year. Were all these all "illegal"?
It is only "illegal" to deply regular Army within te US. And even that has historical exceptions.
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While there certainly exists an argument that SNS platforms are violating First Amendment Rights, the reality is that these platforms clearly have been and are being used to promote a violent overthrow of the US government. While I have been critical of these platforms for legally being able to skirt responsibility for content, I commend the actions they are taking to stop and mitigate further violent actions by domestic terrorists lead on by the lies perpetuated by Donald Trump.
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Looks to me like Benedict Donald still doesn't grasp the reality that what he did and what that lead to is considered "unforgivable" by the vast majority of Americans, and that includes those who have supported him these four years. Trump became President, got drunk on his power and belief in his invincibility, and now his empire will crumble. His legacy will be going down in history as the worst President in US History. Nobody wants to do business with a Traitor to his own country.
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