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Posted in: Russian assault opens new front, diverting Ukraine forces as Western aid trickles in See in context

"Ukraine stops issuing passports to men of fighting age living abroad | Ukraine update"

"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVqrLGg2xUI"

This is the reality of the situation.

Ukraine never had any chances from day one.

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Posted in: 'Foreign travelers are Japan’s guests' – Governor against charging tourists more than locals See in context

"The department store’s CEO Andrew Keith claimed the new set of redundancies had been caused by the government ditching tax-free shopping for international tourists, The Times revealed.

Around 70 jobs will be lost, nine months after its previous set of redundancies. It claimed that store workers will not be impacted by the job losses.

The loss of VAT-free shopping for foreign tourists has reportedly weakened sales at the business, which partially relies on purchases and footfall from wealthy international visitors to the UK."

"https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/2024/05/selfridges-jobs-tax-free/"

N.B, "foreign tourist"

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Posted in: 'Foreign travelers are Japan’s guests' – Governor against charging tourists more than locals See in context

I LOVE JT discussions, given that the "experts" usually opine (then butcher Japan) about topics they know virtually nothing about! Then claim things like "if my country did this and that to foreign tourists, there would be an outrage blah blah blah..

"Those who are not ordinarily resident in the UK, including former UK residents, are overseas visitors and may be charged for NHS services"

"https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-the-nhs-charges-overseas-visitors-for-nhs-hospital-care/how-the-nhs-charges-overseas-visitors-for-nhs-hospital-care"

"In the UK, a council in the county of Kent has recommended introducing a tourism tax on overnight stays in the county. In Scotland, it seems likely that visitors to Edinburgh will be paying a fee by 2026, and the Welsh government plans to introduce similar legislation later this year.

Such taxes may seem new to the UK, but there are more than 60 destinations around the world where this type of tax is already in place. These vary from a nationwide tax in Iceland to various towns across the US. Some have been in place for a long time (France was the first in 1910), but most were introduced during the last decade or two."

"https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/why-expect-pay-more-tourist-162603281.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAFmgtMRv6Gbi_VgaO6jvRjUnmSzJbY9xNOmKC4sGGYf8oEowPAA4OLyScjqhUwdhMOYdLqYcszqQQdmPmOzvAMn8-EpnKNX5Fgs2LEU02-AuGDdLF04sseB3cbIcqsIEjZFCYn-A3UYgHEXoKJejbiZezJEPMxzRoTs6ZBZj2ZV1"

"How Paris, Milan and Dubai are cheaper city breaks for foreign tourists than London due to brutal tourist tax"

"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12016043/Cost-living-crisis-tourists-priced-Britain.html"

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Posted in: Inoue stops Nery in 6th round to defend titles See in context

"His promoter is cherry-picking his opponents (mostly nobodys/bums) and only chooses to hold fights in Japan to make sure Inoue wins and looks impressive."

Sigh!

"He has fought 13 world champions and beaten every one of them. At 31, he’s already one of the finest at any weight from any era: a true superstar and the arguably the greatest show in sports today."

"https://www.theguardian.com/sport/article/2024/may/06/naoya-inoue-boosts-luis-nery-boxing-junior-featherweight-world-championship"

"Mike Tyson says Naoya Inoue is better than MANNY PACQUIAO"

"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCC0Z59O7eE"

Thank you.

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Posted in: Inoue stops Nery in 6th round to defend titles See in context

Tyson declared Inoue better than Pacquiao.

I'm sure M Tyson knows a real champ when he sees one.

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Posted in: Ceremony marks launch of land-to-ship missile unit on Okinawa island See in context

"Here’s why Japan putting missiles on Okinawa matters to China"

"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM7yLb6VgnM"

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Posted in: Nara considers increasing number of deer that can be killed each year See in context

Oh dear!

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Posted in: Japan rail operator gives up plan to launch maglev train in 2027 See in context

"The Maglev line in Shanghai China was already been in operation for 21 years!"

Indeed!

"Police initially detained dozens of people, bundling them into waiting cars, vans and buses, as protesters gathered in front of city hall shouting "We don't want the maglev" and carrying placards reading: "No to maglev -- bad for health"."

"https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-maglev-protest/hundreds-protest-shanghai-maglev-rail-extension-idUSPEK32757920080112/"

" It was the second time in two years that the high-profile, costly German-made maglev has generated protests in Shanghai, China’s commercial capital."

"https://www.statesboroherald.com/local/associated-press/protest-against-maglev-train-in-shanghai-forces-government-acknowledgement/"

Maybe Japan should become like China?!

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Posted in: Japan rail operator gives up plan to launch maglev train in 2027 See in context

"Can't the federal government step in and do something to get this thing done on schedule?"

Federal Government?!

Japan is a unitary State.

Their currency is the Yen!

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Posted in: Philippines says it will not yield to submission in dispute with 'patronizing' China See in context

"Is that a binding or non binding ruling? I guess we need to ask Biden and Bibi."

Your answer:

RATIFICATION.

"By ratifying the Convention, which requires compulsory dispute resolution and commits all parties to abide by whatever decision results, China clearly consented to accept the arbitration tribunal’s decision."

"https://eastasiaforum.org/2016/07/11/like-it-or-not-unclos-arbitration-is-legally-binding-for-china/"

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Posted in: Defense minister urges ruling parties to approve fighter jet exports See in context

" What possibly can the Japanese offer in terms of any plausible expertise to the mix? Think about it."

"Japan’s contribution to the project could be significant, including composite materials, radar sensors and three-dimensional thrust-vectoring engines, said Yee Kuang Heng, an international security professor at the University of Tokyo"

"https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/12/14/japan/politics/japan-uk-italy-joint-fighter-jet-development/#:~:text=Japan's%20plans%20to%20co%2Ddevelop,the%20roles%20of%20each%20partner."

Intended as an answer to a dumb rhetorical question.

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Posted in: Ukraine PM says his country needs missiles, but expects new U.S. aid to come through See in context

"Trapped and left for dead, injured Ukrainian soldiers in Avdiivka exchanged desperate messages as the town fell"

"https://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/politics/cnn-headline-the-road-to-avdiivka-is-filled-with-ukrainian-corpses/112339021/"

If CNN is even reporting this (now) things must be 10 times worse than they're telling us.

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Posted in: Japan, now world's No. 4 economy, on steep road to reverse low growth See in context

OK then.

60% of foreigners who moan/deride Japan (whilst living there!) should move to China & India since they are already "richer" and much better. Much cleaner too, especially India.

The remaining 40% of foreigners who moan/deride Japan (living there too!) should move to South Korea & Taiwan, given they're already much better and soon will be "much richer".

Sorted.

Simples.

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Posted in: Japan repeatedly spots Chinese coast guard and warships near disputed waters See in context

"Japan are spineless cowards.

Defend your territory or shut up!!

Au contraire!

Japan is simply following International Law to a T, as it should be.

By lodging protests using diplomacy.

It's called the Doctrine of Acquiescence.

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Posted in: Chinese coast guard vessels enter disputed waters in East China Sea See in context

"Go on Google maps, see where these islands are then tell me how you think they are "Japanese".

All I had to do is copy/past someone else's on Google:

"The Senkaku Islands belong to Ishigaki City, Okinawa Prefecture, and are located approximately 170km north of Ishigaki Island and 150km north of Yonaguni Island. The Senkaku Islands are also situated approximately 170km from Taiwan and 330km from China."

Moreover, at 160 Km there's the Yaeyama's, a constituent part of Japan.

Not that geographical proximity matters in relation to sovereignty issues but China is definitely not closer than Japan already is.

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Posted in: Ukraine-born Miss Japan relinquishes crown after reported affair See in context

I couldn't care less if she was born in Ukraine, not ethnic, or if she's shagging a married geezer. That's irrelevant in my book.

However, I do have an issue with a woman below average-looking (generous here) being crowned Miss Japan.

Japan is awash with FAR MORE BEAUTIFUL women than she'll ever be!

Similarly, a boyfriend juror should indicate a certain bias during the selection process.

Simples

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Posted in: Chinese ships warn Japan SDF planes to leave airspace near Senkakus See in context

Correction 3rd post

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Posted in: Chinese ships warn Japan SDF planes to leave airspace near Senkakus See in context

"Japan exacerbates the situation by declining to exercise its territorial rights to the island."

There are 2 lighthouses on the Senkakus, maintained by the JCG.

There's a link, check 3rf posy above yours.

Only a Sovereign operates physical infrastructure such as lighthouses, inside a specific country's territory.

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Posted in: Chinese ships warn Japan SDF planes to leave airspace near Senkakus See in context

"Build a small base, with a light house and have it permanently manned.

There are 2 lighthouses on the Senkakus, maintained by the JCG.

"https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/japan-buys-disputed-senkaku-islands-j6b6q3xmxct"

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Posted in: Gov't mulls meeting with Okinawa on U.S. base transfer plan See in context

" Denny has visited China and the independent history of Okinawa was discussed and recognised. We can feel your pains and support your struggling of dignity!"

If Okinawa were China, this bloody base would been completed ages ago.

There would be NO talks whatsoever, with The central Government "begging" for a Prefecture@s understanding!!!

Who are you trying to kid?!

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Posted in: China orders Japanese fishing boat to leave waters near disputed islands See in context

"These islands are closer to the China Mainland than to Japan."

So?

Aren't the Spratleys closer to the Philippines mainland?

What's closeness got to do with it?

In any event, they are closer to Japan (Yonaguni) at 150 Km.

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Posted in: Japan joins elite club by landing on the moon. What are others doing? See in context

SLIM Moon Landing Press Conference

"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvXLt3ET9mE"

Why not listen to what the REAL EXPERTS have to say about this?

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Posted in: China, Japan trade accusations over maritime incursions See in context

"For fsake build somethig on the islands already. A Lighthouse, a radio station, an outhouse, anything."

Currently there are 2 of them, fully functional.

Maintained by the GC Guard.

You can search the Net for pictures.

"Taiwan had secret elite unit to destroy Japan lighthouse on the Senkaku Islands"

"https://www.tokyoweekender.com/japan-life/news-and-opinion/taiwan-had-secret-elite-unit-to-destroy-japan-lighthouse-on-senkakus/"

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Posted in: China, Japan trade accusations over maritime incursions See in context

"Diayu Island is 410 km to Japan. Diayu is 330 km from China. Besides being 80 km nearer to China,"

Yer wrong!

Yonaguni (Japan) is 150 Km from the Senkakus.

Your "maths" need reviewing.

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Posted in: 60% of S Koreans oppose Japan wartime labor dispute resolution See in context

"Imagine if your race was nearly wiped off planet Earth."

Are you referring to Koreans???

Hope NOT!

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Posted in: World Bank employee, surgeon picked as Japan astronaut candidates See in context

"Both Russia and China have already had astronauts on the moon !"

WHEN?!

Btw, I've just come back from Itokawa.

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Posted in: Japan soccer chiefs neglecting women's game, says former striker See in context

"accused Japan's soccer association "

There's NO such THING!

JFA = Japan FOOTBALL Association.

Simples.

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Posted in: Russia strikes Ukrainian power grid and gains ground in the east See in context

"Russia has repeatedly attacked civilian infrastructure far from the front lines,"

Machiavellianism at work!

Ukraine started it by bombing the Kersh Bridge, a civilian infrastructure they had been warned NOT to target.

The US most certainly blew up the Nord Stram Pipes!

Were those two legitimate military targets?!

How could Russia launch ANY missiles anyway???

We've been told ad nauseam by the Us and the British (Un) intelligence Service(s) that Russia ran out of missiles in March, 2022!

Let's try honesty for once.

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Posted in: U.N. member states urge Japan to improve treatment of migrants, asylum seekers See in context

"You're a refuge the I stand that you leave the country at war. BY DEFINITION."

I am gonna give you one last, LAST shot!!!!

"The definition of a refugee according to The 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees is:

“A person who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it.”

"https://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/information/refugee-asylum-facts/the-truth-about-asylum/"

If you meet the Convention definition (plus criteria) and a particular Government recognises your APPLICATION then, ONLY THEN, you'll become a REFUGEE!"!!!!!!

Please, STOP trying to teach me Law.

You're not qualified, you CAN'T.

Adieu.

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Posted in: U.N. member states urge Japan to improve treatment of migrants, asylum seekers See in context

"The definition of a refugee is someone who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war and persecution."

OK!

For the last time:

You read parts instead of the whole and think you KNOW.

The Convention must be applicable under UK (or any other country's) Law. Whatever the Convention says it must be incorporated into UK law. Their definition is their definition. And you painstakingly read a de minimis part of it!

This is something you DON'T KNOW.

"In the UK, a person becomes a refugee when government agrees that an individual who has applied for asylum meets the definition in the Refugee Convention they will ‘recognise’ that person as a refugee and issue them with refugee status documentation. Usually refugees in the UK are given five years’ leave to remain as a refugee. They must then must apply for further leave, although their status as a refugee is not limited to five years."

AND

"Person seeking asylum

A person who has left their country of origin and formally applied for asylum in another country but whose application has not yet been concluded."

Note: The second paragraph is wokness at play.

"https://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/information/refugee-asylum-facts/the-truth-about-asylum/"

I was going to send Legislation but don't want to waste my time.

"I also have a big diploma and PHD. Do you want to measure which one has it bigger?"

A diploma in Astrophysics of Quantum Computing is irrelevant.

This is Legal, beyond your Cosmic qualifications.

Nothing to do with my daddy can beat yours.

Have a good day.

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