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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What nothing about trump mocking abe and moon?
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At least the Japanese response is measured and not a knee jerk response like SK, whaaa we are going to boycott japanese good, whaaa we are going to boycott japan, whaaa we will refuse to fuel up cars made by japanese companies, whaaa we are gonna burn and kick your flag in front of your embassy, and whaaa we are going to boycott your olympics...supportjapannothate
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South Korea currently divides its trade partners into two groups while managing the exports of sensitive materials that can be used both for civilian and military purposes.
I guess they didnt want to report the story about the third group SK was proposing for Japan that was below the two groups they currently have just to spite them.
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LoL something about SK having more freedom of speech... only in some alternate universe and they think there will be a smooth transition to a United Korea...I want what they are smoking cause it must be potent...
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"Those who saw Korean conscript laborers in their emaciated condition forced to work in Japanese mines and companies have died or are very, very old," he said.
And it should have ended with this. Most everyone involved have died and the ones who were responsible were killed. Don't really understand for this need for constant apology.
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Again, if they just spent the 200 or so million to pay their people like they agreed upon so everyone can at least try to move on, then we wouldn't be talking about this. But instead, they would rather spend 6 billion and several years to undue the damage that they themselves caused. Makes no sense...
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Another added: "Japanese tourists are not our enemies."
LoL how hypocritical...we can boycott them, but we will happily provide our services to the enemy for their money. If they had any self respect, they would be hanging the signs in their own store fronts in a unified form of protest!
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Maybe if they put those resources to compensating their people, it would cost a whole lot less and end decades of animosity and distrust between the two countries. Instead they are going to spend a few billion to cover three products that are in the few hundreds of thousands over less than 200 million in compensation. This isn't even a tariff by the way. Yup makes sense to me! This doesn't even address where technology will be 6-10 years from now when they get everything up to speed. But good luck, don't let the door close on your way out of the modern world and into the rule of the Kims...
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It's all fun and games until the museum is burned to the ground and a bunch of people die inside like a recent tragedy...
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Time to get out of SK. Close down the embassies, and relocate all businesses. And I would definitely reconsider going to SK if you are Japanese. They will be targeting you next.
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Moon said Japan's decision was retaliation against South Korean court rulings that called for Japanese companies to compensate South Korean plaintiffs for their forced labor during World War II.
Yes the Japanese officials are there to support and protect their companies from unjust legal decisions. They have ZERO obligations towards SK.
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The SK government should not allow such things to happen.
LoL, they are probably supplying the gasoline...this supports their drumming of nationalism and adds to the number of people they will ask Japan to compensate for...they are even asking for compensation because ronaldo didn't take the field in a friendly game...
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We've made clear to the Japanese side that for now we need to buy time for a diplomatic solution," the South Korean foreign ministry official told reporters after the meeting with Kono.(
Oh now they want a diplomatic solution. Kono looks like he is bored to death dealing with this...
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So the boycotting of goods,anti-japan protests and flags burning awhile ago can just be ignored?
Don't forget SK actively discriminated against their own people by not servicing those who drove Japanese car brands at the gas station!!!
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Tokyo's planned removal of South Korea from the so-called white list follows its tightening of export controls in early July on some South Korea-bound materials used in making chips and displays.
The chinese are like is that it? You wanna trade with us???
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They sure look happy considering one side doesn't really care and the other side is having a hissy fit about something very minor...
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Hopes and dreams right there...good luck Pompeo LoL
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What this will do if it continues is bring the two Koreas closer together and closer to China, both not in Japan’s interest.
That would not be SK's best interest either unless they want Kim as their leader. And we've seen what China does to the minorities, that a bright future either way...
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South Korea's trade ministry has acknowledged that from 2015 to March 2019 the government detected 156 cases of unauthorized exports of sensitive materials that could be used for military purposes. It said the cases show its monitoring system is working and is more transparent than Japan's.
So they let this happen?
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So what was that I read about Japanese being brainwashed? Lead around like sheep you said? Nah it can't be, and all this is just fake news...LoL...
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But no other WTO members took the floor, and diplomats from several other countries told Reuters they preferred not to get involved in the dispute between two nations with an intertwined and complex history.
LoL that just says it all...
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