ReasonandWisdomNippon comments

Posted in: S Korea, Taiwan expected to top Japan in GDP per capita in 2027, 2028 See in context

That's because South Korea is getting a huge pass. South Korea was never forced to sign the Plaza Accord. Then benefitted from Japanese companies misery dealing with Plaza Accord for 3 lost decades.

China and USA trade war in 2018 remember that.....

South Korea was there to take advantage. South Korea benefitted the most from USA, China trade war.

South Korea is playing all sides, benefiting from all issues that arrive. Doesn't have to take unnecessary burden like Quad Alliance or helping democratic Taiwan with real emergency plans, instead playing dumb is better and easier.

Someone has to think about Samsung, that's more important then defending neighboring Taiwan or stopping China.

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Posted in: Japan, France to hold 2-plus-2 security talks in mid-January See in context

Glad France is willing to help, a country on the other side of the world, while S. Korea, a country in East Asia, wants nothing to do with balancing China.

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Posted in: Russia foreign minister plans to visit Japan in next few months See in context

Talk about what...

Russian lies they keep telling Japan for years about returning the Islands.


Talk about Russian aggression by taking Crimea in 2014 and now again in 2022 they want more. Bigger list of demands this time.

By the way:

You give Russia a pass with weakness and refusing to send troops to Ukraine.

Don't be surprised when Xi Jinping, a much bigger fish decides to make a move on Taiwan.

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Posted in: N Korea fires 2 short-range ballistic missiles in 3rd launch this month See in context

South Korea under Moon is very pro Kim, shake hands, smile, eat together, that's what Moon and S. Korea is doing. Doesn't matter how many missiles are fired or nuclear weapons tested by Kim.

@Samit, If S. Korea wanted to counter China the club is already started. Called Quad Alliance. Koreans won't join.

If S. Korea wanted to counter China they would make emergency plans with Japan and USA to help Taiwan if attacked. SKorea Won't do it. Even a statement is too much.

If S. Korea wanted to counter China, Moon would not make the famous 3 promises to Beijing, including no more Thaad and no military alliance with Japan and USA.

Koreans selling a few weapons here and there doesn't make your burden Equal Korea.

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Posted in: Japan, Singapore to keep TPP free trade pact's high standards See in context

Quote South Korea also reportedly aims to submit its application to accede to the TPP before President Moon Jae In's term ends in May.

South Korea is very Anti-Japan, they should not be allowed to join either.

South Korea has already shown it's colors with Japan when it comes to signing agreements today and backing away tomorrow. Illegally seizing assets from Japanese companies in SKorea, over historical issues from ww2, which we paid multiple times and apologies over 50 times.

We would be rewarding their leader Moon Jae In's, same guy who is responsible for backing away from the 2015 comfort woman deal, should be avoided at all cost!

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Posted in: Myanmar's Suu Kyi sentenced to 4 more years in prison See in context

How long was she in power for?? Decades.

What preparations did she make incase this happened?? 0.000

She couldn't even run away like most dictators, no heads up, no notification, they just captured her with ease. Like taking candy from a baby.

She did like many women tend to do. Not think too much about worse case scenario. Strategy games it's always Men who succeed or are the best for a Reason! Look at History.

Ann Suu Kyi just like Park in Korea are good examples of Massive failures in Asia with women in leadership positions.

This ladies would stand no chance against Putin of Russia, China's Xi Jinping or Kim in Korea. Alpha males would run in circles at your metoo movement and ideas.

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Posted in: U.S., Japan agree to keep troops on base to curb COVID spread See in context

USA not taking responsibility for its actions but wants to lecture others on right or wrong.

USA citizens defending bad behavior and conduct of its soldiers in Japan, how many times did we hear this??? Even when you make mistakes you still blame Japan??Western logic at play as always.

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Posted in: Nuclear fusion in spotlight as world seeks clean energy future See in context

Nuclear is the future. Both Fussion and Fission is important. Newer Nuclear Reactors are becoming safer, easier to operate and much smaller.

The same people trashing Japan for Nuclear are the same ones promoting it in their own country. Whatever can hurt Japan the better, then they can run around and say it's too late for Japan, don't even try! Korea did it first so other countries should give up! I don't think so buddy.

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Posted in: Nuclear fusion in spotlight as world seeks clean energy future See in context

Samit Basu

Not too late for South Korea. Never too late for South Korea.... but Japan??Unacceptable!! Too late!! Ok buddy.

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Posted in: South Korean court orders sale of confiscated Nippon Steel assets See in context

According to Lee Jae Myung, the ruling Democratic Party’s candidate for the 2022 South Korean presidential election. In a recent interview, he ruled out the possibility of a United States-South Korea-Japan military alliance, adding that South Korea “needs to be prepared in the event Japan’s dream of continental expansion erupts militarily.”

Doesn't matter left, right, center, in Korean government, They all have one thing in common: Their Burning Hate for a weak Japan, willing to bend to Korean demands and give them everything they ask for, like a parent giving a spoiled child all their demands with no results.

If you reward Bad Behavior with Apologies, Compensation, Added to Privilege List of Trading Partners, Let them Keep Takeshima Island, even try to change the name of Japan Sea.

Is the Results surprising....... NOT! Not for me. I've seen this train coming for decades now, and standing strong is the only way!

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Posted in: South Korean court orders sale of confiscated Nippon Steel assets See in context

Counter South Korea aggression and Anti-Japan policy with equal strength.

South Korea is going back on its agreements as Final and Irreversible.

South Korea getting closer to China, Russia and North. While pushing Japan and America farther away.

South Korea won't join Quad Alliance or make emergency plans with Japan and USA to help Taiwan.

Moon of S. Korea:three promises Moon made to Beijing regarding no further THAAD deployment, not joining a US-led global missile defence network, and not establishing a formal trilateral military alliance with the US and Japan.

South Korea is shady and not an Ally or friend!! This country has its own double agenda of playing both sides for maximum return!!

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Posted in: Japan chooses to go to the moon See in context

USA going to the Moon they spent 10x more in 1969 then Japan will spend to do the same achievement in present time.

Being the 2nd country on Planet Earth to land on the Moon with a human is a great achievement that will be remembered in the history books.

Last time USA went to the Moon its been 50 years ago. Even America has not returned since the 1970s.

Japan would be the 2nd country on Earth to land on the Moon and the 1 first country in Asia to do so before China does.

The scientific breakthroughs on the Moon and in Space can help with climate change, can help economically, and we can learn more about the Universe, Moon and Earth.

Spending on Research and Development, in Space and on exploration. It's Never a Waste of Money.

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Posted in: Japan to join ASEAN's emergency hotline linking defense authorities See in context

The article itself tells you the story. Don't just read the headlines.

Quote The move comes after defense ministers from ASEAN and its dialogue partners of Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea and the United States agreed in their online meeting in June that they "welcome the expansion" of the hotline framework.

Having a hotline is common courtesy, doesn't make USA,China, or Russia Allies just because they have a hotline.

I think you misunderstand what purpose it's for.

Japan is already part of Quad Alliance and making Emergency Plans for Taiwan.... facts matter. Hotline doesn't change any of that Doley.

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Posted in: Kishida urges South Korea to abide by 2015 agreement on 'comfort women' See in context

Completely agree with Coffee.

Dear S. Korean government.... end this!

You have more to benefit being close to Japan then against it. Economically, working on projects together, technology, In Space, security, culture, Internet.

If an emergency happens again on the Korea peninsula, Japan can take millions of Korean refugees, we have the empty homes, our people have more in common then anyone else.

If Japan takes more responsibility in East Asia against China, Russia and support Taiwan!..... At least stop hating Japan!

Our own government is guilty of too many apologies, not taking a stronger stance, then rewarding S. Korea instead of holding them accountable. Enough blame to go around for all!

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Posted in: Civic group denounces arson attack on Korean settlement in Japan See in context

I don't want to see Korean people hurt or injured in Japan. We are better then that.

At the same time I can understand the frustration with S. Korea, the back and forth games of Yes today, No tomorrow.

S. Korea has gone back on multiple agreements with Japan as Final and Irreversible.

Dozens of apologies which never happened or not good enough for S. Korea.

Comfort Women statues being built overseas by Korean communities United by their hate of Japan. Won't defend Asians, but they will definitely bash Japan over the head, time and again and in multiple countries.

Expectations for Japan to support USA 100% against Russia and China, Taiwan, While S. Korea is getting closer to China and Russia and refuses to join Quad Alliace or join USA and Japan in emergency plans for Taiwan.

I want to see equal laws in South Korea against Hate Speech Towards Japan! People in Korea burned themselves with hate towards Japan! Don't you think some laws is necessary in South Korea as well against Anti-Japan propaganda.

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Posted in: Space telescope launched on daring quest to behold 1st stars See in context

I agree. I support this.

You know what's funny? ?

When Japan does it, you see comments about being a waste of money to spend on space, think about tax payers. When it's another country doing it, pride and joy in their achievements, we're learning more about the Universe and Science.

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Posted in: U.S. serviceman arrested in Okinawa for riding minibike while under influence of alcohol See in context

For the benefit of Japan-USA relations:

Let Japan pass judgment, sent to Japanese jail. Even if Japan wants to give him back, don't take him. The alliance is more important then 1 marine that messed up, many times serious crimes have happened, taking him back is an insult and sends the wrong message to locals.

Move some of the Marines to a different location, not all, I understand China is a problem, but reduce them or replace them with SDF soldiers, especially local Okinawa SDF soldiers should be station there. Less likely for them to behave in bad ways if that is their home and country.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 43 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 263 See in context

People can't believe Japan's numbers.

Why is this a surprised for you?

I remember people overseas laughing at Japanese wearing mask before Covid19 happened. Was always part of the culture. No one is laughing anymore.

Covering your mouth when talking or soft spoken is also a good thing and was seen by some in negative way.

Washing your hands, taking bath, keeping your environment clean, animals are treated well, polite people who have a habit of staying safe and protecting others. This should not be a surprised if you look at the culture and people.

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Posted in: Japan, Taiwan ruling parties to boost economic security cooperation See in context

Japan, Taiwan ruling parties to boost economic security cooperation

Why not S. Korea. Right next door.

More pressure should be applied on S. Korea to balance China and defend Taiwan.

Japan and USA already making emergency plans to help Taiwan..... Where is your S. Korea?? It should be Japan, S. Korea and USA making plans together to defend Taiwan, but No. No such plans from S.Korea.

Korea is focus on Japan instead! Another apology, another compensation. Sure, let's talk about that..... China and Russia, defending Taiwan, someone else problem. Not a Korean issue.

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Posted in: Yamagata University finds drug effective in treating ALS See in context

ALS affects both men and women but men are 3x more likely to have it.

Are you a hard worker?

Very athletic?

This disease likes people just like that. Athletes, football players, military veterans or personal, fire fighters are several times more likely to develop the disease compared to the general population. 90% of cases is random from the environment, no family history.

Look at a list of people who get this disease, always great people who deserve more, better.

The older you get, the longer you live..... More and more likely you'll get at some point as well.

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Posted in: Former S Korean President Park, jailed for corruption, pardoned See in context

Oh look at that dear S. Korea.

Is this what you call Justice?

Koreans bash Japan justice system while, glorifying their own as so much better. This is how you do it? Giving a pass? You said Park was so corrupt, bad, and evil. Millions of Koreans protested in the streets.... remember that? Such a 180 move. What's real and what's fake. You never know with S.Korea.

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Posted in: U.S. asked Japan to send SDF during Gulf crisis: declassified records See in context

Dear USA,

We helped during Gulf War even though Your to blame for article 9! Japan's pacifism! don't get too strong Japan, America is here! Don't scare China or Koreans with strong military or nuclear weapons!

We already join Quad Alliance and said we will help defend Taiwan. A Taiwan emergency is a Japan emergency. No such support, plans or words from S. Korea.

WW3 happens against Russia and China?? In East Asia Japan is your only Ally and Friend. The one getting hit with all the missiles and weapons that can't reach mainland USA but will reach Japanese cities.

South Korea wants Nothing To Do With Fighting Powerful Countries Like Russia And China!

Japan deserves more help economically after Plaza Accord, and more technology transfer like you do with Australia and UK.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. draft operation plan for Taiwan contingency See in context

The title of the article is:Japan, U.S. draft operation plan for Taiwan contingency.

The title should be :Japan, South Korea and U.S. draft operation plan for Taiwan contingency! But it's not!!

What your seeing is Japan talking the talk and walking the walk, while S. Korea gets a big pass! China and Russia not their problem! They want good relations with them instead. Focus on trade and the Korea peninsula.

S. Korea refuses to counter China's aggressive moves by joining Quad Alliance or to Defend Democratic Taiwan or the shipping lanes which S.Korea uses as well.

A Taiwan emergency is a Japan emergency, while S. Korea is focus on Hating Japan instead! If only the issue was Japan, then S.korea could take a stance and stand strong! never give in to Japan!..... But willing to bend 180 degrees for CCP China. Priceless from S.Korea as always!

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Posted in: New 'Rurouni Kenshin' anime TV series announced See in context

Yes. If one Japanese does it, that means all Japanese anime creator's do it too. Ok buddy sure.

Any news about a Japanese person doing something Bad= All of us do it too apparently. No context, facts don't matter.

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Posted in: Kishida calls on people to drink more milk See in context

This is about food waste.

In Japan is not as bad as other countries, but the PM still wants to do his part.

This is from news overseas quote:''With restaurants, hotels and schools closed, many of the nation’s largest farms are destroying millions of pounds of fresh goods that they can no longer sell.''

Not just a Japan Only Problem.

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Posted in: China scuttles Japan embassy event over Abe comments on Taiwan See in context

China is becoming more aggressive and dangerous every single day.

Supporting each other like joining Quad Alliance to balance China is very important to avoid a major conflict. South Korea is not part of Quad Alliance and doesn't plan to join.

Supporting Taiwan is important because they are a democracy, friend and neighbor, we all use their chips. Japan and S. Korea use the water lanes close to Taiwan to ship all of our products overseas.

South Korea is not focused on China or Russia.... someone else problem.

Jae Myung, the ruling Democratic Party’s candidate for the 2022 South Korean presidential election. He ruled out the possibility of a United States-South Korea-Japan military alliance, adding that South Korea “needs to be prepared in the event Japan’s dream of continental expansion erupts militarily.”

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Posted in: China scuttles Japan embassy event over Abe comments on Taiwan See in context

Look at that dear S.Korea.

China is very angry at Japan's position towards Taiwan.

A Taiwan emergency is a Japan emergency.... No such support from S.Korea.

In fact president Moon of S. Korea less then a week ago said that China relations are too important and S. Korea has nothing to say on Taiwan.

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Posted in: Japan entry controls to stay until more known about Omicron See in context

Japan entry controls to stay until more known about Omicron.

You mean Japan doing the same as other countries are doing. Yeah.... the outrage! !

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Posted in: Japan to increase 5-year budget for hosting U.S. troops to ¥1.05 tril See in context


Quote 211 billion yen a year is about the cost for one Arleigh Burke destroyer. US$1.843 billion per ship (DDG 114–116, FY2011/12)

You forget to count the cost of Plaza Accord. How much money did Japan lose because USA wanted a better deal for its country. Used the defense of Japan as bargaining tool to force us to sign that disaster.

If USA starts WW3 with China and Russia Expectations are full Japanese support, the Shield who will take all the missiles and bombs that cant reach USA land, but will reach Japan.

Your calculations is always from USA point of view, always ignore everything else Japan does in support of America while also being hold back and crippled by USA.

Go ask S. Korea for my support. They refuse to counter China or Russia and wants nothing to do with Taiwan defense.

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Posted in: Japan to increase 5-year budget for hosting U.S. troops to ¥1.05 tril See in context

Japan has paid for decades for this bases. Long before S. Korea ever did Samit. If you want to judge Japan you should judge S. Korea too who refuses to pay more for USA bases and also has problems against them.

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