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Posted in: Holes poked in mesh screen barrier at popular Mount Fuji viewing spot See in context

Benches with backrest, large size garbage cans, restrooms, vendors, shady trees, …beautiful rest area.

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Posted in: Student suspected of spraying graffiti at Emperor Meiji's mausoleum in Kyoto See in context

I feel there is a growing anti-foreign sentiment in this country at the moment and it's affecting me quite badly. 

Perhaps the headline should be Japanese student suspected of spraying graffiti.

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Posted in: U.S. lawmakers visit Taiwan in show of support for new president after China's military drills See in context

Go to 760 UN Plaza, Manhattan and look for the Taiwan flag. 

That was meant for the Republic of China, with a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. Too bad the US decided to pull the plug on the ROC and threw them under the bus.

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Posted in: U.S. lawmakers visit Taiwan in show of support for new president after China's military drills See in context

For those who cannot read Kanji the Taiwanese official documents still say Republic of China Taiwan Province.

It is the ROC version of China: 23 million people out of 1450 million Chinese.

The Taiwanese do not use the Republic of Taiwan to refer to themselves do they?

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Posted in: High-profile opposition figure Renho to run for Tokyo governor See in context

Competent woman. Will a Taiwanese father seal her fate or are the Japanese open minded enough?

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Posted in: U.S. lawmakers visit Taiwan in show of support for new president after China's military drills See in context

American resolve to maintain the status quo and peace in the Taiwan Strait,

Good so the US is firmly against Taiwanese Independence. I believe the US has the resolve stop the change of the status quo.

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Posted in: Japan to join large-scale U.S. Pacific military exercise in June See in context

All missiles will do is allow Jinping to destroy Taiwan.

They don’t want to destroy Taiwan. Why would they want to kill their own people? Nice on. No war.

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Posted in: Japan to join large-scale U.S. Pacific military exercise in June See in context

No matter how many millions of men the PLA has, they aren't swimming 180 km.

Paleo comment. No one is swimming anywhere. It’s an embargo. Pay attention to the latest. China learns from the U.S. They were embargoed for twenty years.

Mainland China’s military opposition to Taiwan consists largely of a conventional missile build-up within range of Taiwan. There is no amphibious landing for you Normandy Beach fans.

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Posted in: Japan to join large-scale U.S. Pacific military exercise in June See in context

Not according to the government of Taiwan. But you already knew that.

No it literally says Taiwan Province.

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Posted in: Japan to join large-scale U.S. Pacific military exercise in June See in context

Taiwan is a province of China (both PRC and ROC.) The official documents on both sides say Taiwan Province 台灣省. It doesn’t say 台灣國 does it.

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Posted in: Japan to join large-scale U.S. Pacific military exercise in June See in context

Taiwan is China but is not owned by China, as the UK is Europe but not ruled or owned by it, as Canada is North American but not ruled or owned by America.

China is not Europe as in your explanation. China is a country. Europe is not a country. What you are trying to say is China proper or mainland in a geographical sense.

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Posted in: Pizza Hut Japan creates Japanese plum pizza, calls it a 'Japanese Margherita' See in context

If Queen Margherita liked the basil tomato and cheese colors of the Italian flag then Japan should go with “Pizza Masako” with Gouda cheese and an plum - the Nankobai- in the middle for a Hinomaru pie.

Pizza Masako ¥2980 Large

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Posted in: Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, who skewered fast food industry, dies at 53 See in context

Give me a break Morgan Spurlock is no legend in the documentary world.

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Posted in: Yellen urges 'more ambitious' G7 plans for Russian assets See in context

Decoupling, Derisking, Overcapacity…all meaningless. China is the world’s manufacturer. If you only know China as makers of 100 yen or Walmart products, it’s probably because of the income bracket to which you belong.

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Posted in: Japan weighs incentivizing childbirth by fully covering expenses See in context

If normal delivery becomes covered, the current lump-sum childbirth allowance will likely end, which may disappoint households who could have benefited from extra income if delivery costs were below 500,000 yen.

One can earn a lump-sum childbirth allowance and abandon the baby in a coin locker or public toilet. Endure pregnancy to get money. Get cash, stash then dash.

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Posted in: Trump says Putin will free jailed U.S. reporter Gershkovich for him See in context

Putin may not free jailed U.S. reporter Gershkovich for Biden.

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Posted in: S Korea, China and Japan to hold trilateral talks next week for first time since 2019 See in context

Wow. Right after China scolded Japanese and South Korean lawmakers for visiting Taiwan just this week. I wonder what the offer will be? 

I’m sure you have heard of Tatemae and hone. The so called “rebuking” and “scolding” choice words by Western media when they are actually just statements is an example of Tatemae. It is the obligatory response China makes. The Hone is collaboration and contracts.

That two of the three are democratic countries is also irrelevant as they are democratic Tatemae but authoritarian Hone.

Besides, look at the “vibrant” democracy of Taiwan and its wrestling matches in its parliament chamber of government. This would never happen in Tokyo or Beijing.

https://youtu.be/5dnSjQIXJHc?si=-H9rRiMEx1XkGmdu

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Posted in: Taiwan's military, coast guard activate in response to China's drills See in context

It is a question of if, not when despot dictator xi Jinping tyrant government blockades Taiwan and the Strait, a vital global shipping lane.

It is a question of when not if… is the correct usage.

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Posted in: Taiwan's military, coast guard activate in response to China's drills See in context

Person A owns a car 100% in the eyes of the law. He has a title to it and everything. The law can protect him from criminal B that tries to steal it. Person C has a car that he has driven for 75 years but maybe the title was lost 76 years ago and Person D has some record that he drove it back then. The law can only prevent Person D from committing violence on Person C and can not make a statement about who owns the car.

That you try to explain through this silly analogy shows that you’re not an American.

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Posted in: Taiwan's military, coast guard activate in response to China's drills See in context

So when’s the war starting? Dream on. No war in Asia. China won’t give you the pleasure.

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Posted in: Taiwan's military, coast guard activate in response to China's drills See in context

It’s best to make clear and let them know independence requires courage and the will to sacrifice lives which obviously the bubble tea drinking Taiwanese do not have.

The Americans, the French, the Filipinos and so on all have had to fight for their independence.

The Taiwanese like eating and sitting in an air conditioned room watching TV. Ask any Taiwanese here if they prefer to go to war against China or rake in money from investing in Mainland. Hands down the latter.

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Posted in: China, Japan to discuss resuming ruling party talks after 6-year hiatus See in context

Does this mean the ruling party in Japan is a lifetime ruler like the CCP ?

The answer is obviously given by the results. The LDP is like the CCP in that it is the only legitimate party that rules the country. Within the CCP there are factions just like the LDP. CCP candidates have to be CCP approved before they can be candidates. The same with the LDP.

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Posted in: Japan hopes to deepen friendship with Taiwan under new president Lai See in context

Ordinary Chinese citizens can vote for deputies to represent them at the two lowest, most local levels of People's Congress. Although anyone can stand for election at these levels, candidates must be approved in advance by the CCP."

So you’re saying there are elections.

LDP candidates in Japan, must they not be approved in advance by the LDP?

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Posted in: China sanctions Boeing, two U.S. defense contractors for Taiwan arms sales See in context

Pointless and completely ineffectual, nobody at Boeing or the defense contractors will be losing any sleep over this.

It’s reciprocity not designed to hurt Boeing. China will do what the U.S. does to China. That’s why there’ll never be war. Someone has to attack China first and the U.S. won’t. It just hope the Philippines will or Taiwan by way of declaring independence. It bc won’t be the US. Result peace in Asia.

China is growing at double the rate of the US, runs a thumping trade surplus and has cornered the market in solar panels and other green-tech products. 

The military-industrial complex, the intelligence agencies, the Pentagon, Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security unit, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, and General Dynamics Land Systems and their supporters in Congress - want to preserve the American hegemony but in reality Russia is a powerful, technologically sophisticated country. China is also a very powerful, very technologically sophisticated country.

The U.S. has no choice but to accept that.

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Posted in: Japan hopes to deepen friendship with Taiwan under new president Lai See in context

The CCP, the only party legally allowed to exist in China, choose their leaders themselves. The populace has no say.

The populace has no elections?

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Posted in: U.S. says Iran sought help over fatal helicopter crash See in context

I don’t believe this either.

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Posted in: China sanctions Boeing, two U.S. defense contractors for Taiwan arms sales See in context

This is good news. Xi is way too patient with the U.S. Reciprocity works well and sends a message peacefully.

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Posted in: Japan hopes to deepen friendship with Taiwan under new president Lai See in context

If they don’t have elections how do they become leaders.

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Posted in: Biden tells Morehouse graduates he hears their voices of protest over war in Gaza See in context

America can do better than Biden. Better than Biden though is not exactly setting high standards.

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Posted in: History says tariffs rarely work, but Biden’s 100% tariffs on Chinese EVs could defy the trend See in context

This is good. Shows how strong the Chinese EV industry is. They’re going through Mexico and NAFTA.

China dumped $53 billion worth of treasuries, the record high in the first quarter. Let Biden prop up the economy.

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