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Posted in: Abe says he will seek 'flexible' discussions on constitutional revision See in context

I guess nobody remembers this comment from Trump just a few weeks ago:

"We have a treaty with Japan -- if Japan is attacked, we will fight World War III," the president said. "We will go in and protect them and fight with our lives and with our treasure. We will fight at all costs.

"But if we're attacked, Japan doesn't have to help us at all," he added. "They can watch it on a Sony television, the attack."

That's why! It's not that Japanese doesn't have to help out, their hands are tied with article 9! The most the SDF can do in this case and cheer USA from the sidelines...

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Posted in: S Koreans boycott Japanese beer See in context

"One customer said just by looking at Asahi beer, it makes them angry," she told AFP, adding that she hopes South Korea and Japan end their animosity so that "both of the countries prosper".

LoL, can you say coockooo...

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Posted in: Japan-S Korea row over history, trade deepens as man dies of immolation in Seoul See in context

This is what happens when your government hides the truth from you. SK didn't mention anything about 1965 until 2005 and you get a lot of brainwashed uninformed people. Same thing in China but at least the Chinese are a little more pragmatic about it.

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Posted in: Japan's exports drop for 7th straight month as China-U.S. trade war takes toll See in context

Hate to break it to you all, but Japan will be just fine. For quality of life, they typically rank higher than their neighbors, although most sites use GDP to measure this, which is understandable since other factors are rather subjective. As for economy, I China is taking the hardest hit and SK isn't doing that well. Didn't their central bank just announce a rate cut? Plus neither China or SK had an entire coastline get wiped out either, so this little boycott probably wont have much impact.

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Posted in: Japan may take S Korea wartime labor dispute to International Court of Justice: NHK See in context

SK is flat out trying to destroy these company's business. It's one thing to sell off assets for compensation, but taking trademarks and patents and selling them to the highest bidder? Not even China does that. If I were Japan, I would respond with the harshest retaliation possible because after this, it's game over for the companies involved. Imagine if Disney were to lose the rights to Mickey Mouse or apple having their patents for the iPhone taken away and sold? That's pure revenge!

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Posted in: Japan wants to keep military info pact with S Korea: Kono See in context

It's too bad Park was brainwashed by this crazy cult leader. She was really trying to move past historical issues and bring the two nations together, but guess that's not to be...

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Posted in: Record 16.6 mil foreigners visited Japan in 1st half of 2019 See in context

I just dont see where all these additional tourists are suppose to go? Instead of shoulder to shoulder at touristy areas, you will be shoulder to shoulder basically everywhere...

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Posted in: Former Mitsubishi workers seek assets sale for forced colonial-era labor See in context

"Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Tuesday hinted Tokyo might retaliate."

If he bans kpop and kdrama, he will have my vote to be the next PM...

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Posted in: South Korea accuses Japan of 'lukewarm' stand on N Korea sanctions See in context

Funny, i don't ever remember seeing Abe posing in pictures with Supreme Leader Kim near the DMZ...

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Posted in: Japan's trade minister criticizes S Korea for 'mistaken' explanation after meeting See in context

"Also, don't forget SK was the second biggest donator after the disasters of 3/11. When it happens again, maybe Japan will have to bow a little deeper next time if SK decides to help again, and that's IF."

Ummm not according to this website...simple search shows this to be false and theres more than one source saying this...

https://japantoday.com/category/national/u-s-tops-japan-earthquake-donor-list

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Posted in: 4 Chinese ships enter Japanese waters around Senkaku Islands See in context

"The JSDF needs to send out their ships, plant the flag on Senkaku, and reestablish a base there."

And build a giant rail gun that can rotate 360 degrees...

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Posted in: S Korean business owners call for boycott of Japanese goods See in context

"Kim Sung-min, president of the Korea Mart Association, urged shop owners to boycott the distribution of Japanese products until Tokyo apologizes over the trade curbs and withdraws them."

Lol seems like everything the Japanese do these days requires an apology to SK...

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Posted in: S Korean business owners call for boycott of Japanese goods See in context

They should tell their kpop groups to boycott japan and stop selling there as well, that would make my day...

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Posted in: Japan-South Korea trade dispute threatens global tech market See in context

These news articles are basically making a big fuss over nothing. There aren't even tariffs involved! Bunch of over-hyped fake news...

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Posted in: S Korea proposes U.N. probe over Japanese sanctions claims See in context

I guess nobody read the news story where sk admitted to illegal exports to nk!

Google it...

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Posted in: S Korean leader denounces Japanese comments over sanctions See in context

This cant be true...no self respecting korean company would be caught dead buying products from a japanese "War Crime" companies...this is all fake news...never happened i say, nope, nadda, nip.../s

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Posted in: Nearly Y5.5 mil stolen from supermarket in Chiba See in context

I was stabbed once when I was a teenager

But you were a teenager and using your argument that age matters, this is a completely different mindset compared to a 50 yold adult. And I've been in similar situations as well, but I ran and got away. But, lots of unknowns in the story so difficult to tell what the circumstances were. I still say run if you can and stay in place if you cant...

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Posted in: Nearly Y5.5 mil stolen from supermarket in Chiba See in context

50 year old man....30's something man

30 year old was 160cm, didn't list the height for the older guy, but didn't know 50 also meant disabled...

but where you going to run to

to the knife section of the store to get my own weapon, or maybe the beer section and crack open two bottles...

I just figure after last month, they would know better, you know, like how one person with a knife was able to subdue four adults and tie them up and then go slash and kill 25 disabled people...

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Posted in: Nearly Y5.5 mil stolen from supermarket in Chiba See in context

What if he had the knife to your throat, had you cornered or otherwise had some sort of a hold on you? Even if not, there's a good chance he could catch you if you run, especially inside a building. Knives are no less deadly than guns.

If he let the attacker get close enough to get a hold of him, then not much he could have done, but if he had some distance in a grocery store, there are a million different things he could have used to fend off the attacker. Bottles of beer, drink bottles, fruits, cans, etc., all can be used as projectiles.

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Posted in: Nearly Y5.5 mil stolen from supermarket in Chiba See in context

It's amazing how people with knives can commit this type of crime. I mean couldn't the employee just run away? If it was me i would take the chance that the robber wouldn't be able to accurately throw a knife and hit me...

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Posted in: Koike tells Tokyo gov't employees to finish work by 8 p.m. See in context

This is gonna be disastrous on the working population in Japan if it spreads too much. The defining quality of a salary-man is their work ethic and working till the last train is like a badge of honor they all wear. Now you want them to go home by 8pm or even on time? They will be committing suicide in droves from the shame of going home before their kids...

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Posted in: China urges Japan to be 'constructive' at G20 summit See in context

“The improvement of China-Japan ties has been continuously disturbed by various problems, especially the issues related to East China Sea and South China Sea, which is in the interests of neither side,” Xinhua paraphrased Yang as saying.

Translation: If you don't kowtow to our position, it becomes an issue...

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Posted in: Japan, China, S Korea slam N Korean missile launch See in context

On the surface, the chinese may be expressing the mildest condemnation of this missile launch because they are in Japan, but secretly you know they are sending congratulatory messages on wechat to their n korean counterparts for another successful launch...

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Posted in: Japan slams Korea-China proposal to jointly mark end of war next year See in context

This is just more smoke and mirror on China's part to divert attention from their expansionism in the South China Sea and South Korea is playing the part of their lap dog. China today has become what Imperial Japan was back in the early part of the 20th century and the Koreas are quickly becoming their Manchuria. There's a lot of talk from Japan, but it is just talk and without nukes, which China HAS, there really isn't much to worry about from them. China on the other hand is constantly reinterpreting their boundaries and antagonizing their neighbors. So who are you more worried about? The bully with nukes or old dog that has a loud bark?

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