Norway, who introduced your country to salmon, who actually made your people discover the safety of eating salmon, and now you're trying to beat them with their own market strategy! Wow, that's rude.
You're saying that one day Japan can tip Norway of the top spot for salmon export. The country who introduced you to salmon, the country who made you see the benefits of salmon. And now you want to beat them? That's as cynical as you can get it. And it's a lack of respect and appreciation!
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And it was the opposition forces who discovered the flaw.
The public should openly thank the opposition from preventing the goverment of exploiting the country’s workers!
It wasn’t LDP who voluntarily decided to scrap the bill, the opposition rightfully pressed them to do it. The opposition should be applauded for their continous effort to protect the people of Japan.
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In short, only people who serve to boost Japan’s cultural export are allowed permanent residency.
Japan runs an agressive form of cultural expansion.
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Who would even dare to mock great Genghis Khan? He's most likely the forefather of every human being in Asia, since the rape and pillaging during his conquest were dominant. Mocking Genghis Khan is like mocking your own forefather, especially if you live in Asia, but to a great extent also in eastern Europe.
Just think of having the blood of the history's greatest warlord in your veins!
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This Eugenic-law is LDP in a nutshell.
Superiority and state intervention above people’s privacy and daily life.
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This will be like a continuation of Japan’s 1970-1990 bubble economy, which you have still to recover from with 280% of GDP in dept!
Allowing casinoes will only benefit rich people who can afford it. People with less afford are likely to lend money, and most likely thereby lose it. Only expanding Japan’s debt.
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Supporting a dictatorship with ballot boxes is the ultimate ignorance!
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By postponing it yet again for instance! You’ve done it 3 times before, no damage by postponing it once more, Abe?
As long as you get to become Japan’s longest reigning prime minister, the economy doesn’t matter for you! You should’ve introduced this consumption tax years ago. But you just postponed it to gain people’s support, because you knew they wouldn’t like it. Just to stay in power!
Fiscal reforms are though, but necessary. People aren’t supposed to like it!
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Nice to see that Norway with only 5,3 million population beats more populous countries like USA (323 million), Japan (127 million) and Germany with (83 million). That is one hell of an achievement. Despite their dominance, they deserve it!
Norway has only 5,3 million people to train and make athletes out of, realistically maybe around half. USA has 323 million to choose from to train and make athletes out of. That is 62 times the population of Norway! It just shows how passionate Norwegians are about Winter Sports.
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What is it with Abe's administration and everyone in powerful positions receiving longer terms and their predecessors not? Even Abe was slated to back down as leader in 2016 after the term limit for LDP-leader came to an end, but rather hastily got it changed to allow him to serve 4 more years!
Koizumi Junichiro, respected this term limit and stepped down in 2006 after 6 years as party-leader. Koizumi could've definitely won another election, but still he respected "democracy". Why do people suddenly allow Abe and his affiliates to extend their terms, year after year?!
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Kim Jong Un's forefathers have always said that a unified Korea is in the greatest interest of DPRK. Considering none of them managed to gain any momentum on this issue, I believe Kim Jong Un will be keen to mark a new era of Unification-prospect in North Korea.
After a meeting between South and North in 2002, the leader of South (Kim Dae Jung) expressed willingness to unify within a 15 year period, while the North Korean leader (Kim Jong Il) was more pessimistic with his unification within a 25-year period. But still, this marked the first time the North and South had actually reflected upon a possible reunification.
Only to be utterly destroyed by Bush's speech in 2006 where he claimed that North Korea had secretly built a nuclear arsenal. Indeed they had, but it made South Korea side with the U.S instead of their brothers and sisters in North. This created a situation where North felt betrayed by their family in South, and effectively abandoned any reunification-talks. Until now, with Kim Jong Un in power.
It just proves that North Korea has always been serious about reunification!
Now it's up to Japan, U.S, Russia and China, if they can keep their mouth shut until the Korean peninsula has been reunified!
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Do me a favor and shut up! Let the Koreans handle the issues surrounding their Korean-family, and without any involvement from either USA or Japan!
You're involvements from the U.S and Japan has done more harm than good on the Korean Peninsula.
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Hold your tongue, Abe! Enough is enough. You've done more harm than good in Asia. You know what, Abe; Korea is one people, Korea has one unique language and writing system, and Korea is one fellow family! The country who created this situation with a divided Korea, was your ancestors Abe, when they rushed in and colonized Korea in 1910.
When issues arise in families, do you know who has to resolve those issues in order to maintain stability and peace? The family itself! So let the Korea-family resolve their own issues in peace and quiet!
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Who cares about USA's stance! Korea is Korea, and it's up to the Korean-family to resolve the issues surrounding their family. Russia, China, Japan and USA should hold their tongue and let Korea be Korea for Christ sake!
Mike Pence not standing in respect during the "Unified-Korea" march is just utterly Machiavellian, and proves that a unified Korea is not in the interests of the USA-government. You say one thing, but do the other, USA! You should be shameful.
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Give it a rest for christ sake, Japan. Are you really going to destroy the friendly Korean sentiment by pointing out errors in their unification flag, whose errors by the way only applies for you Japan.
Are these islands worth more for you, than a world where North and South Koreans can enjoy and thrive together? That's just the ultimate cynical and Machiavellian stance I've seen. You even colonized Korea, and yet again you are claiming their areas!? Abe, calm down and just see the world pass on for a slight second without your stupid involvement.
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It seems like 80% and so are above 50 years on that picture! There you have the core-voters for LDP-party.
Young ones don’t care that much about election. Only retired and old people who’ve grown up with LDP in power, have the time and energy to vote in these elections. Get the younger generation to realize that their democratic is not something to be tossed away!
Democracy is not something that you should take for granted!
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When voter’s turnout falls below 50%, the elections should be declared undemocratic!
The LDP always gets their way because of fiscal reforms and local revitilization promises. On the other hand, that’s not really their goal. It’s just like Hitler before WW2. promising fiscal reforms, but rather rapidly increase nationalism propaganda at the same time!
Haven’t we seen this trend with LDP-party the last 5 years with Abe in lead?! Come on, Japan.
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This selfie prooves the integral bonds between Japan and China. Even though disagreeing, you are sharing the same waves. That from time to time moves up and down.
I am greatful that Kono acknowledges this. This has to be a heavy blow to Abe’s nationalistic campaign! You can’t change the course of history, Abe.
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He's just trying to gain the Japanese population's support for his stance, only to exploit it for the worse when he has secured the victory!:(
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If you disagree with LDP, they'll easily throw you out. Even if oyu have the chance of becoming Japan's longest reigning Prime Minister. In LDP, it's restoring Japan's "lost" pride and honour that values the most. Abandon everything in their pursue of a glorious Japan with military or not, in LDP's view with military.
Either you agree with LDP, or you're out Abe, maybe even replaced by Kishida or Ishiba? You can't govern the party, the party governs you!
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Let’s be honest, western toilets are above anything else, confortable.
Even Japan knows that, by applying technological functions enhancing the western-toilet experience.
I wonder if Japan has enhanced the squat-toilet experience yet?
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If the comfort women issue destroys your fellow unity on North Korea, Japan. Then I would say that you have a real diplomatic challenge, Japan! You threatening to "cloude" the unity on North Korea if USA does not comply with your wishes is just utterly irresponsible!
There's more at stake in this world at this moment than past glory and honor, Japan! Take a chill-pill and start being more future oriented, not only thinking about restoring lost glory and pride by revising the history!
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I hope people see the madness of these actions! I thought people had layed WW2 behind them, beginning a fresh start! But then always being reminded by Japan that the issues surrounding WW2 are not over. And of all countries, Japan. The only country who has suffered from nuclear attacks.
You lost the war, face the consequences, just as Italy and Germany has done. Stop trying to change something that can’t be changed!
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Utterly impenitent and selfishly done! You can’t go ahead an claim back areas that were rightfully lost as a consequence of agressive expansion during WW2.
It was your own imperialistic mindset before WW2 that lead you to the loss of these islands excluding Senkaku. You had the Pacific ocean in your palm, Korea as a puppet-state, colonies in China, Papa New Guinea. It’s weird that you didn’t think this was enough, but rather rushingly declaring war on China, which later involved the U.S and Soviet Union.
It’s your own fault Japan. You should have sticked to the Taisho-prospect of coexisting with the allies instead of foolishly conquering all of Asia. Which later dug your territorial grave, Japan. History is history, you can’t change history with a few pen strokes in a book that only applies for Japan!
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The emperor and empress has no political power in Japan. And they know about the atrocities commited by Japan.
It’s the Nationalist, Shinzo Abe that has introduced more revision to Japan’s wartime history. The Emperor and Empress has no power over the Prime Minister’s intentions! What the Emperor and Empress do, is completely independent from the ideals of a prime minister. Their actions of commemoration in the Phillipines will have no political or social impact in Japan, as long as we have Abe in power!
I don’t think Abe would’ve taken the same route as the Emperor/Empress. But it’s good that it’s the Emperor that symbolizes the unity of the Japanese People, not the prime minister!
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I think Japan should stop complaining about other countries internal affairs!
Yes the statues are not good for Japan’s reputation, but it’s their feeling towards you Japan, you can’t change a nation’s feeling with though talk! All in all, you created their hostility towards you by colonizing them in 1915. History is not something that can easily be forgotten!
Just face the truth instead of trying to forget, because they won’t forget, and the world won’t forget.
Japan, you erected a statue of attorney Radhabinod Pal for forgetting your war crimes during the Tokyo War Tribunal! These issues about statues resembling Japanese coercion during the Colony-era backfires you, Japan. Because you’ve erected statues yourself that resembles your glory and other nation’s hardship during your invasions in WW2 and Sino-war.
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Only a scam to bring people closer to Abe’s conservative military stance on North Korea!
Koizumi, held talks with North Korea, and what did he accomplish? The returnance of 5 abductees! You have something to live up to Abe! And your ultraconservative «no talks» only increased military pressure stance, won’t solve a thing!
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Will you go ahead and claim Southern Sakhalin as well, Japan? While you're at it, you might as well claim Manchuria! History is history, learn to deal with it Japan. The world would've been embroiled in conflicts and disputes if everyone claimed their lost territories back just the way Japan is doing.
There is nothing which is called an "integral part of country", in war there are no rules to abide by. And Russia and Japan is literally still at war. Claiming an area in wartime will just backfire you Japan. Maybe Russia will go ahead and claim Hokkaido as a part of the Kuril Island archipelago.
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I hope that oil was pre-payed by China. Just for the sake of Iran, ok. And let's hope for the best for the remaining 32 still missing crew-members.
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The just won't do it. And the government are literally in the companies debt, since nearly all of the government's 280% debt of GDP is from companies in Japan. The government can't demand a thing out of them, and the companies know this.
Enterprises such as; Toyota, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Sumitomo, and Kawasaki has the government secured in the palm of their hand. If the government resist, the companies will demand the debt payment!
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Posted in: The number of one-yen coins in circulation has fallen sharply in Japan, and the government has stopped minting new ones for circulation, while deteriorating units are being withdrawn. Do you still use them much?