Germany in 2020
Has refused to pay anymore compensation for WW2.
Both Poland and Greece want Hundreds of Billions of Euro as compensation.
What did Germany say and do?
NO More compensation! It was handled already!
Yes let's do as Germany does! No article 9, They United all of Europe as one! Doesn't apologies anymore, doesn't pay compensation anymore!
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Japan paid multiple times already.
Apologies over 55 times.
Korean doesn't like the 1965 aggrement as Final.
He doesn't like the 2015 comfort woman deal as Final, backed out in 2017.
Korean Supreme Court(Not international) choosing Korean side... Who didn't see this coming? Bias Korean giving favor to another Korean. No surprise there.
1 ( +1 / -0 )
South Korea would complain about anything that Japan does.
Does it matter it won't even be released towards Korea? No
Dones it matter it was filtered better then any other country could have done? No
Other countries have done the same. Does that matter? Not if you hate Japan it doesn't.
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
Does it count other countries have done the same?
Does the size of the Ocean Count? Pacific Ocean, not a small lake!
Japan is always scrutinize 100x more then any other country under the same circumstances and conditions.
In your world of bias and double standards, talking about Japanese drinking it from a bottle, using it in swimming pools? Right, I see your logic and common sense. Dumb and stupid.
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This has nothing to do with the Olympics and everything to do with Japan security and safety.
Your talking about it like Nuclear Weapons was never used. It was 1945 on Japan, twice!
-Japan already crippled by Article 9 renouncing War. We already signed something much better.
-Japan already doesn't have ballistic missiles, long range weapons, behind in space, behind in cybersecurity.
-Japan doesn't have the nuke even after China got it, even after North Korea got it and threaten Japan with Nuclear destruction.
I would argue, the REST OF THE WORLD SHOULD JOIN JAPAN AND SIGN ARTICLE 9 BE PACIFIST.
HYPOCRITES with Nukes, ever increasing military budgets complaining about Japan. Priceless!!
0 ( +1 / -1 )
The government should do more to help.
The same government who signed the Plaza Accord and crippled Japan's economy, is responsible for all this issues affecting us today.
Can you imagine a Japan which never Signed the Plaza Accord?
Japan would be an economy 3x bigger at $15 Trillion compared to $5 Trillon which we have been stuck at for decades!
That's the money Japanese need to buy homes, to buy a car, to feel confident about marriage, about starting a family, about providing all the necessary needs to the family.
-Fact. Birth rate went down after Plaza Accord.
-Suicide Rates went up after Plaza Accord.
It's been like this for decades after Plaza Accord.
Anyone cares about this disaster which we signed willingly? No the answer is No.
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1985 Plaza Accord crippled Japan's economy for the past 4 decades.
Japan still hasn't recovered, while at the same time helping the country who forced us to sign it by buying their bonds, buying untested overpriced weapons, opening factories employing millions of Americans, good paying jobs.
Japan for decades has been the only Ally to pay the most money, over 75% of the total cost for U.S. Soldiers station there.
Vietnam War, Korean War you used Japanese land and bases to support your Asian wars... Does that count?
Japan supposed to be the shield and America the spear(your words). Does that count?
You at over 5000 miles safe distance, protected by the Pacific Ocean, while Japan will be the one taking all the hits, All the damage! (The Shield). Does that count?
You crippled Japan militarily by forcing us to sign Article 9 and become Pacifist, herbivor, weak. Does that count?
Who's negotiating for Japan? People who only know how to lose apparently. I'm sure America will get everything they ask for.
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Not in the hands of Tokyo.
Not in the hands of Japanese citizens.
-In the hands of the White House in USA.
-In the hands of Trump or whoever is President at that time.
-Japan gets nuked today... Tomorrow we have to call White House, ask if anything will be done? No, America said No.
What now? What's the back up plan if the American doesn't do anything, cares about it's own interest! What then?
-2 ( +1 / -3 )
America will get the credit again! Can you guess who the 2nd person landing on the moon will be? American! USA! Again!
Japanese astronaut will be in the background, paying for half the bills, getting 0 credit in history books. America will get the best best deal and the Fool of East Asia will pay for it, walk behind the proud American.... We did it Japan! America did it!
-2 ( +0 / -2 )
If Japan signs this...
In 2045-2055 Hiroshima and Nagasaki 2.0.
No one cares it happened to Japan except for Japanese people themselves, just like in 1945.
America built more, Russia built more, North Korea has them, China has them. Between the country who Nuked Japan and the ones who has the capability now in 2020, Japan is surround, waiting for another bomb to happened.
Does it matter we are the only country to get nuked? No 0 none today, not even for defense or as a second option. Disaster waiting to happen!
-5 ( +5 / -10 )
We should have built a regional plane decades ago! That's how far behind we are.
We have the expertise, the R&D, but decided not to compete in this area, to allow the U.S. And Europe to dominate this market without the Japanese even trying.
Do you know how Japan keeps losing deals? Keeps losing Market?
Have them not be there in the first place, the tough competition from Japan dissappears if they never compete, never at the table, unwilling to even try.
-5 ( +2 / -7 )
You don't want the kid? Give him to another family then.
You do realize our population is declining the most in the world and you just killed a Japanese citizen because you got tired or didn't want the baby anymore.
The government should step up and do more please.
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Quote ''Of the 105 scholars recommended as new members by the council, Suga did not name six''
Did you read that part from 105 scholars only 6 was not named?
It's not 0. It's not 10. You have 99 Scholars still left to challenge the government, complain, make sure Japan doesn't move an inch from Article 9. Make sure we are as weak as possible. Don't worry nothing is changing.
Diet always making a big deal out of nothing. Except for signing terrible deals for Japan. No scholar to tell the government what a disaster the Plaza Accord has been.
-6 ( +1 / -7 )
It happened close to 10 years ago. I support this decision!
They have built thousands of containers and are running out of space and containers.
Japan is an Island Nation with limited space, I don't see any other country offering to take it the contaminated water, all you do is complain.
Does it count other countries have done the same?
Does it count its being filtered better then any other country could do? Japan is using it's most advanced technologies.
-16 ( +1 / -17 )
The word commies can be applied to any country that's communist including the former USSR who people use to call them commies, doesn't have to be Chinese, or part of the CCP party.
Worst things have been said about Japan and I never see you say anything about that part.
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You don't have any grandparents to help with the kids? Husband and wife. Both involved.
Even one day is not acceptable to leave children so young... You did it for more then a week? Some crazy stuff right there.
I'm glad the children are ok. This could have been a lot worse.
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Quote '' since stepping down as premier''
Does that count?
He waited until he left office. Not good enough?
He loves his country and the heroes who defended Japan. I don't agree with the 14 generals who got convinced to be burried at Yasukuni Shrine, but at the same time Japanese citizens, politicians and SDF members should have a right like every other country to pay respects to the war dead, to our heroes just like the ones who defended your own country.
Just because we lost the war it doesn't make our soldiers bad or less then your own soldiers! A lot of bias... And double standards!
-2 ( +19 / -21 )
This needs to stop!
Ancestors would be disappointed to see the modern Japanese, living 10x better then they did during their life... End up committing suicide!
You had a bad day? It's life deal with it.
100 frank comments a day? Don't read them.
You just had a baby? Ask for help, tell someone your struggle.
Sad to see what takes the life of people this days, young people, healthy, good looking, successful.... Sad! Shameful!
-8 ( +4 / -12 )
Japan barely started its cyber defense. U.S. And Britain is far ahead of Japan.
I also hear Putin pays very well for misinformation, what part of Russia are you from again?
-8 ( +8 / -16 )
Russia being aggressive again!
Just like they did a few years back by using soldiers without identification or a flag to take back Crimea.
U.S. And Europe won't do anything?
Yes it was us it's Russian land again, belongs to Russia.
Shot down a passenger plane heading to Asia, Russian soldiers using Russian weapons.
Russia will never admit to anything. Very shady, good at deception, lying, using poison to take out enemies, using beautiful women spy to extract information, using cyber attacks to influence elections, interfere with other countries, steal blueprints, back engineering.
-1 ( +11 / -12 )
Vietnam has been a good friend and partner of Japan.
Vietnamese people love Japanese culture, food, anime, technology. They have a warrior spirit just like Japan too.
I'm glad to see Suga has made a good decision in picking Vietnam.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
Would never tell you how they feel about Japan in person, to your face. Never!
Always a smile on the face, always playing nice in front of the Japanese... That's not the true feelings of the Korean deep down.
That's not the real emotions of the Korean towards Japan. Those emotions rise up when Koreans among themselves start talking, start planning, find weakness and apologiest back in Japan to give them what they want.
South Korea spoiled after decades of apologies and compensation, spoiled by a Yes! JAPAN. Yes to everything Korea wants including the Dokdo Island, 50 apologies, $5 Billion dollars paid in today money.
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BOJ like Japan itself always does this...
China will be ahead, already are. Most of them pay using their phones. Now they are working on a digital currency. What do we do? Nothing
Samsung, half of Korea becoming more and more rich, getting all the deals overseas, worth billions upon billions! What does Japan do? Nothing
We have allowed S. Korea and foreign companies to bury Japan without a fight, to win without a struggle in sight from Sony or any other company. Shame!
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If Japan did nothing in 1904 Russia would have conquered all of Manchuria as they did. Had to give it back.
Korean Peninsula was next on the menu. Koreans speaking Russians and staying poor. That was the alternative future for you Koreans if Japan did nothing.
China was on the Menu as Well, before Japan attacked aggressive Russia, the Russians wanted Port Arthur, took land called Vladivostok today!
You Russians should be stopped! Japan standing up to Russia was a good thing!
-2 ( +10 / -12 )
Russia. Close to the same population as Japan with 1000x the land mass, territory, land.
Russia, the eternal land, an Ocean on land size country.
Russia, Claiming Half of All The Antarctic, already has dozens of bases with soldiers station there.
2020 Russia, Claiming the entire Planet Of Venus.
Russia in 2050 Will claim all of the Universe and Everything that Exist in it.
Look at a map of the world... This country looks like a cancer, overgrown, oversized, too much of the Pie called Earth Going to small percentage of Russians.
-1 ( +11 / -12 )
The government of Japan is already doing a lot more then the majority of countries.
-Giving out stimulus to all individuals including foreign residents.
-Travel cost for vacation paid, not everything but a majority of it.
-Vaccines working on it, all residents including foreign will receive it.
-Paid rent for those in need.
-Help businesses including small business operators.
Should the government do more? Yes
Should you appreciate the steps already taken? Yes
A lot of crying and complaining and not enough appreciation is what I see.
-2 ( +4 / -6 )
I agree with many of your views. I still give you up vote.... On this issue I disagree.
Judo, Karate should be encouraged more. It's part of Japan's culture, tradition, soul.
Having more citizens, especially the young one, be able to participate,learn to defend themselves, be more confident, make friends, be active, should be encouraged and promoted more!
You can have bad teachers, violent teachers in everything you do that's athletic, active, sport related, competition related.
-6 ( +5 / -11 )
In what world do I agree with JJ.
Apparently this article.
We have bigger things to worry about. Let the candy to children pass.
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This is necessary and overdue, you want to be ahead of the curve. Still using cash it's ok and acceptable, but ignorining digital currency will have terrible consequences.
Most people don't understand... Digital Currency will be worth Trillions! Japan needs to be on that train! Take this issue seriously.
-1 ( +1 / -2 )