Thank you Emperor Heisei for having blessed Japan for 30 fruitful and tearful years! We will always have you in our hearts! Domo arigatou gozaimashita!
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Journalism is to be considered as the fourth branch of the "seperation of powers"-concept. Journalists are to surveil that the state is abiding by the laws enacted by the legislative house. Wikileaks have revealed lots of state-secrets, in order to protect the free human mind. Ergo, wikileaks should be considered journalism, but a very unorthodox one.
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Wow. It would've been a pain in the ass if we had to put a sticker saying "produced by war criminals" on every Japanese, Italian and German made cars for instance! Hold your tongue on this one Korea!
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Moomin was my childhood until "Hufsa" came! That monster destroyed everything!:(
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Common knowledge. What Abe suggests isn't always what he thinks or mean! He might say one thing but do the complete opposite.
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If you don't like Abe, don't vote for LDP. If you vote for LDP, you're inevitably securing Abe another term as prime minister. That guy won't back down in 2021 just because some party-regulations tells him to.
If you're unsatisfied with the turn Japan has taken economically and politically in the last seven years, don't vote for LDP, you'll be voting for Abe if you do so. Even if you like the party's program, it won't work with Abe in power!
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Is it just me, or have we seen record budgets being approved for 7 consecutive years with Abe in power? Japan have 280% of their GDP in debt, still they approve record budgets after record budgets, seemingly unaware that the economy will inevitably break at some point.
Abe is postponing the crisis, and letting someone else (CDP) handle his mess, and they (CDP) will also have to deal with the unsatisfied population who blames the crisis on them (CDP) for what is actually Abe's mess!
Abe is a cynical bastard who's only interested in saving his own skin.
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If you commit your life to resist and commit actions against western values and democracy, you have to be prepared that western countries will do anything in their power to protect their life-accomplishment! You have no right to demand anything from western countries who protects western values, if you have spent your life on trying to destroy them.
Why should you be granted a repatriation if you have already tried to destroy their values? Why should western countries bother to repatriate people who've attacked their values and way of living. An enemy of western values and their way of living does not deserve to live in solidarity with western values!
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Just proves that nationalistic and conserative WW2 sentiment is still high on the agenda in Japan. When will you squarely face your actions and crimes against humanity during WW2, Japan? Stop act like the victim and behave like a proper nation who acknowledges the results of WW2!
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Japan's "white" obsession
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Why spend what probably is million of dollars on creating something that already exists naturally? Why the heck will you turn something natural and special into something domestic and artificial!?
I will say Japan ruins the joy and excitement of meteor showers, by making them occur more regularly and by destroying their naturality! They've even gone to the extent to call these satellites "stars"!
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What now, Abe!? How are you suppose to explain your crushing defeat to the eagerly awaiting, Japanese people? For so long you have boasted about your personal friendship and close tie with Putin, that proved irrelevant today.
Abe has to be the most naive prime minister of Japan I've ever witnessed.
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You're already protected by the U.S nuclear umbrella! Remember what happened when you took matters into your own hands during WW2?!
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It's a plot! How many corrupted Japanese business leaders are out there, and the first one to throw in the towel just had to be a foreigner huh?! At least thank him for what he did to Nissan, overhauled them completely from nearly bankruptcy to a global enterprise! Mr. Fix it, will not go down that easily!
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Come on folks, who of us did not see this coming? To go ahead with the planned sale tax hike would be a political suicide by Abe. But to not introduce the sale tax hike as planned would leave Japan in a forever worsening economic situation with rising debts and rising deflation. Japan has seen a rise in the child poverty to 17% in just three decades!
The situation will severely worsen if Abe don't hike the sale tax in 2019 as planned. The big question is if Abe puts Japan's future ahead of his political reputation?
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If the SDF forces do not accomplish their duties with a "sense of pride" as Abe is telling, then there has to be something wrong with the morality within the SDF-forces! Do they not see pride in defending one's country?
You should be honoured and grateful to serve your country, regardless whether it's stated in the constitution or not! Abe you spout out different pointless views about changing a rather perfectly working article. You managed to allow collective self-defense in 2015, what more do you want!
Cut the abenomics, cut the corruption, cut the favortism, cut the plutocracy, and for god sake let someone else with a more modern political stance come through.
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And a frowning eye to the Japanese Government's denial of "comfort women" as sex slaves under WW2.
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Japan has no card to play. You lost the war. How can you possibly think to gain anything from a defeat? You're bringing shame on the victors. There's nothing in this world which can be called an integral part of one's nation.
If you're so obsessed about the "integral part", why did you invade the Korean peninsula and Manchuria then? Korean peninsula would be considered a integral part of Korea, and Manchuria an integral part of China. Your obsession about "integral part" is outdated and not up for discussion in the 21st centruy.
If every nation thought about "integral parts", we would've had to rewrite the world maps and history books. Move on Japan!
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Poeple who saw the match wouldn't be suprised to see her outrage portrayed like this. She ruined the best day of Osaka's career so far, broke her racket, and insulted the judges in front of a large audience. The judges handled the situation in accordance with Tennis etiquette and law.
Fair response by the judges, exageratted behaviour by Serena. Especially by mixing race and sexism onto the neutral Tennis arena.
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let the inmates slowly rot in prison. To execute them is like doing them a silent favor!
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Will you accept more asylum seekers then the 28 persons you accepted last year? Japan, you have 127 million inhabitants, to accept 100 000 immigrants, refugees or asylum seekers is less than 0,50% of your country's total population! The migrate-crisis who has shocked Europe and led to a rising right-wing movement, could've been totally avoided if Asian countries took their share of the refugees and asylum seekers.
Small countries in Europe can't handle an influx of refugees which exceeds their rate of control and integration. Don't let transportation difficulties be a barrier between you and the refugees mainly from Africa and Middle-East! It's a world-crisis, not a problem for Europe to solve alone! If you want a more hostile Europe just keep restricting the flow of refugees and immigrants.
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Dishonourable. You're effectively discouraging youngters from joining Japanese Politics, because they know they'll eventually have to be pass the 50-year mark before they can have a chance at changing the country. Koizumi did not seek another term as party leader and effectively Prime Minister as his term limit was fullfilled in 2006.
You just sought to change that rule of 2 terms as party leader, just so it could serve to your advantage. You should honour your predeccesors by not running, and let someone else come through. You've been guiding Japan for 7 years now, 6 of them continously. To have a nation become too dependent on one person is never good.
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His vehemence is truly what have made the relocation of the Futenma Air base to Henoko gather even mainland Japanese to support the Okinawans in their fight for justice. Okinawa houses 70% of all american bases on Japan, but only accounts for 0,6 percentage of land mass of Japan.
Show some empathy mainland Japan, and help the Ryukyuan people to ease their minds. It is wrong for Okinawa solely to house 70% of american bases in Japan! A blazing soul for Okinawan justice has died, R.I.P Onaga Takeshi.
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Emperor Showa would've never pulled Japan out of the war if it was not for the atomic bombings. Technically, the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki saved countless of Japanese, Chinese and American lives. Considering the cruel and barbaric slaughter of China by Japan before and during WWII, the bombings was kind of a "payback" by USA and their ally Kuomintang-China.
Japan killed up to 25 million chinese during the Second Japanese-Sino war 1937-1945, while losing close to 4 million. Japan would've never stopped the slaughter of China if it wasn't for the atomic bombs. Russia began invading in 1945, but mainland Japan were never really exposed to invading threats, except against long ranged bombers. So how could you win against a state who regarded their Emperor as divine, and who's Emperor would not give up. We should remember that it took 2 devestating atomic bombs to make him surrender. He could've surrendered after the first one, but it actually took him 2 atomic bombs before he threw in the towel!
All this together, an amphibious invasion of Japan with their divine Enperor who wouldn't give up, seemed naturally impossible. The bombs were terrible, but who's fault was it actually? Showa who refused to surrender after the first bomb, or the Americans who just wanted to put an irreversible end to the deadliest conflict in history? Japan didn't respect the laws of the Geneva Convention or the Red Cross during their Pacific Campaign and Sino-war, that itself is a war crime and crime against humanity.
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It's so naive of Japan's LDP to think that only Abe Shinzo is the only one capable of tackling Trump and North Korea. It's utterly despicable, and the pretext to a one-party state! Some might call him a "strong leader", but what happened last time Japan had an almost "divine" as head of state? What value does our future bear, if we forget our endeavours in the past? If you put to much trust and confidence in ONE leader, you will inevitably lose your own judgment and reason.
I've tried for years to keep up with Japan, and your foolish PM. But it all seems to come to an end, with Abe being re-elected in September. He might have done som great things for Japan to, but as Hitler once said; "a great magician, is also a great lier". Does Japan want a great conman to govern their country? Not my first-choice.
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It would've been a "dream come true" if everyone who are dissatisfied with Abe actually voted for another party, and not LDP which they usually vote for. Japan, you need to realize, that if you vote for any local LDP candidat (whom you like), you will inevitably vote for another Abe-term.
This is a matter of which party you like the most. Not which local candidat you care for the most. If you vote for a local LDP candidat, you vote for LDP. If you don't loke LDP, vote for another local candidat (whom you don't like, but you like his party).
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Political motivated! To have PM Abe bringing the dog to Russia himself is a proof a political motivated campaign. This campaign is all about gaining Zagitova's sympathy for the returnance of the 4 Kuril Islands to Japan from Russia.
The Japanese Government is playing a cynical game, all about gaining the Russian population's sympathy. Why have PM Abe bring the dog in the first place? Shouldn't the mayor from Akita-prefecture have the great honour of handing Zagitova her new dog?
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