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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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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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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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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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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This is just a huge waste of time and resources!
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Well since SK doesn't want him going over their, he can fax it over...
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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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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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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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This is gonna hurt Japan 900000x more lol
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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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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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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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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.
LoL, but but but "Japan was suppose to find out through CNN"
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fool me once, shame one you, fool me twice shame one me? There wont be a third time...
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"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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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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The purchase would be worth several hundred million dollars including transport costs
This is a drop in the bucket compared to what they lost to the chinese via the trade war...and no story about trump mocking abe and moon???
They dont need worthless crops, they need F35s, missiles and nukes...
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