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Posted in: California governor issues sweeping statewide 'stay at home' order over coronavirus See in context

We will become a third world country when this is over...

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Posted in: Expert panel discourages large gatherings, recommends reopening some schools See in context

Currently going through this in the US and the Japanese reaction or non reaction seems much better...no long lines at the grocery store, no shortage of tp, no hoarding of food, seems like the apocalypse here...

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Posted in: Japan’s 'bonenkai' parties are the worst thing about the end of the year. Here’s how to fix them See in context

This guy must be a lot of fun to be around...I usually look forward to these but it's completely optional where I'm at so if you don't want to attend you don't have to. I've also added a secret santa that worked pretty well. Bonus is at the end of the FISCAL year - end of march...

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Posted in: S Korea, Japan trade barbs over who said what about salvaging intelligence deal See in context

Officials at Seoul's presidential Blue House said on Sunday they had lodged a protest and received an apology over the Japanese trade ministry's announcement that it will continue enhanced screening on the exports of three core materials used in semiconductors, which they said was "completely different" to what was agreed.

On Monday, the Blue House singled out a report of Japan's Yomiuri newspaper quoting a Japanese foreign ministry official as saying it was "not true" that Tokyo has apologized.

This is very ingenious IMHO, in the past, it would be SK who said Tokyo didn't apologize so now they just deny it from the start in a reverse psychology kind of way...

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Posted in: In reversal, S Korea says it will keep Japan military intelligence pact See in context

SK really overplayed their cards here. They thought they were in a position of power, but now, even Kim Jung Un doesn't want to have anything to do with them. SAD!

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Posted in: Japan hosts arms show looking for an edge in tech See in context

So you didn't know the P-1 carried anti-ship missiles?

It is capable of it, but they dont usually fly around with any weapons...

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Posted in: Abe's approval rating wilts amid accusations of party funding See in context

I guess people here would prefer the days of the rotating chair pm, wasnt all that long ago...some even said honest Abe wouldn't last, that he would have a tummy ache and retire again...but here is seven years later and still kicking...

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Posted in: Japan hosts arms show looking for an edge in tech See in context

2) P-1 : This plane lost in all contests it entered(UK, New Zealand), mainly due to its substandard ESM equipment that couldn't tell incoming radar signals apart. This substandard ESM equipment famously couldn't tell MW08 X-band search radar apart from STIR-180 fire control radar due to lack of threat library; all it could tell was that the plane was getting X-band radar signal and caused an international diplomatic crisis. Korea shared its findings with the allies and the P-1 became the laughing stock of the world's navies, eliminating any hope of winning future export deals.

And this folks is how SK propaganda works. Nevermind the P-1 was designed to hunt submarines, yet they were threatened by a plane that has NO WEAPONS...

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Posted in: Japanese, S Korean lawmakers agree to work toward detente See in context

This is just a huge waste of time and resources!

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Posted in: Japan asks S Korean parliament speaker retract emperor comments See in context

Well since SK doesn't want him going over their, he can fax it over...

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea reject report of WWII forced labor economic plan See in context

LOOK I CAN CUT AND PASTE TOO:

The South Korean government’s position has not been consistent, either. Its original position was that the individual right to make claims had been voided by the 1965 agreement with Japan. In 1975, the Park Chung-hee government finally paid 300,000 won (US$268) each to the family members of deceased forced laborers, amounting to a total of 9.1 billion won (US$8.12 million). But when the lawsuits about forced labor became a political controversy in the 1990s, the government pivoted to the position that the individual right to claims remains valid. In Sept. 1995, then Foreign Minister Kong No-myeong told the National Assembly that “the government recognizes the individual right to make claims.” But in Aug. 2005, under the Roh Moo-hyun administration, Seoul clarified its position as being that all matters had been resolved by the 1965 agreement except for three, namely victims of illegal actions, such as the comfort women, the Sakhalin Koreans and the victims of the atomic bomb. After that, the government paid 66,985 victims of forced labor and their family members up to 20 million won (US$17,843) each in compensation, with 540 billion won (US$481.4 million) disbursed altogether.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea weigh creation of fund amid spat over wartime labor See in context

Yah...No, complete waste of time. The current SK admin might not even be around for that much longer...time to move on Japan. Cut your losses and stop dealing with SKTrolls...

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Posted in: Uniqlo pulls ad after South Korean objections See in context

I would say someone on the SK side did this deliberately to sabotage Uniqlo since it is a pretty big target...

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Posted in: Japan releases video showing N Korea fishing boat collision See in context

Funny when SK fired warning shots at Russian and Chinese incursion into their airspace, their supporters credited their fast reaction, but Japanese boats use a water gun and all of a sudden it's controversial? Get outta here pot...

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Posted in: S Korea, Japan to hold talks over trade dispute on Friday See in context

This is gonna hurt Japan 900000x more lol

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka picks Japanese citizenship with eye on Olympics: NHK See in context

And she will regret it all the way to the bank, even if her career were to end today, she has enough money to do whatever she wants in life and do whatever she wants...

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka picks Japanese citizenship with eye on Olympics: NHK See in context

The US is far more accepting of colored people than Japan is.

LoL this is almost as good as your CNN comment...

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Posted in: Tokyo ready to share info on N Korean missile with Seoul See in context

Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono said he and U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper talked over the phone Thursday and agreed that cooperation among the two countries and South Korea is important in dealing with matters related to North Korea's latest missile test.

As it should be with grown adult nations...

Following the missile launch, South Korea asked Japan for information based on GSOMIA, but not vice versa, South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong Doo has said.

sUmThInG SuMtHiNg CnN sUmThInG

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Posted in: N Korea fires missile, possibly from sub; falls in Japan's exclusive economic zone See in context

This is beyond hilarious, SK made request to Japan to share information of missile launch through GSOMIA while it is still in effect till end of November.

https://www.jiji.com/jc/article?k=2019100200500&g=int

LoL, but but but "Japan was suppose to find out through CNN"

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Posted in: Japan fails to track N Korean missiles in recent string of launches See in context

Unlike Japan, Korea has build a truly independent missile defense network independent of the US Missile Defense.

Yes, that worked great when NK shelled their island not too long ago...

apparently successfully detected

Article didnt say if it was tracked, just detected...

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Posted in: Japan fails to track N Korean missiles in recent string of launches See in context

This is basically fear mongering at it's best. Really doesn't matter if it can be detected or not, these short range ballistic missiles were designed to avoid detection, that's why they are building these. Korea does have the advantage of having THAAD, but deployment in Japan is coming soon.

And FYI if one does land in Japan, it will be WW3 in that region...

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Posted in: Japan-S Korea spat an economic lose-lose for both countries See in context

And even the boycott of Uniqlo has a knock-on effect, because the firm is managed in South Korea by a joint venture in which South Korea's Lotte holds a 49 percent stake.

LoL didnt know this. And what happened to Mr. Japanese companies will all run off to SK?

And didn't they decide to get rid of the banners or did SK put them back up in the middle of the night?

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Posted in: End of S Korea-Japan pact undermines bid to assess N Korea threats See in context

So who here said Japanese ppl wouldn't be attacked in Korea? That the travel warning was a knee jerk reaction? Or maybe the Japanese deserved it due to ww2? Well it just happened...time to boycott SK...

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Posted in: S Korea terminates Japan intelligence deal amid trade dispute See in context

SK pretty much played all their cards at this point and Japan hasn't really done anything. Just wait till Japan actually retaliates, it wont be pretty...

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Posted in: Japan again approves shipment of high-tech material to S Korea See in context

imposing export curbs last month

It's news sites like this and the general SK media that fan the very tiny flames of this when it first happened. This is not an export curb in any way, just regular business and how Japan dealt with the majority of its trading partners...

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Posted in: S Korea calls in Japanese diplomat over plans for Fukushima water See in context

Shin Ra for your information Kursk was raised 1 year after disaster.

Not talking about the Kursk, The Komsomolets is still at the bottom of the ocean. This just shows how poor their track record is with these nuclear submarines...

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Posted in: S Korea calls in Japanese diplomat over plans for Fukushima water See in context

Are people really using Russia and China as the moral high ground in the pollution debate? Russia has at least one nuclear submarine sitting at the bottom of the ocean near Norway that is leaking radiation IN the ocean. They also recently had an accident releasing radiation into the air. And China has so much pollution that at one point it blew over to Japan. Shining examples of nuclear and pollution safety...

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Posted in: Moon offers olive branch to Japan to end trade dispute See in context

Fool me once, shame one you, fool me twice shame one me? There wont be a third time...

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Posted in: Emperor expresses deep remorse over Japan's wartime actions See in context

"Looking back on the long period of postwar peace, reflecting on our past and bearing in mind the feelings of deep remorse, I earnestly hope that the ravages of war will never be repeated."

Looks like he apologized to me, but since he didn't say it in the way I thought he should say it, it doesn't count right? RIGHT???

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Posted in: Pompeo voiced support for Japan over wartime labor issue: sources See in context

Just like the american pow case against japanese companies, this should have been dismissed. The korean courts overstepped their boundaries on this one...

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