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Posted in: When I saw the name tag ‘Wife of Fumio Kishida,’ I thought what is going on with Japanese society’s awareness of human rights? Didn’t anyone think something was wrong while preparing for the garden party? See in context

Our PM would probably prefer "Property of Fumio Kishida". What happened to Abe's promise to make Japanese women shine?

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Posted in: When I saw the name tag ‘Wife of Fumio Kishida,’ I thought what is going on with Japanese society’s awareness of human rights? Didn’t anyone think something was wrong while preparing for the garden party? See in context

Isn't "First Lady of Japan" her proper title? She made a solo trip to the US last year to meet First Lady DOCTOR Jill Biden.

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Posted in: When I saw the name tag ‘Wife of Fumio Kishida,’ I thought what is going on with Japanese society’s awareness of human rights? Didn’t anyone think something was wrong while preparing for the garden party? See in context

And she probably had to help with the washing-up after the party as well. Japan hasn't changed much since the Jomon period when it comes to women's rights.

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Posted in: Who would you like to see become the next prime minister after Fumio Kishida (whenever that happens)? See in context

Yoshiro Mori is another ex-PM who could reverse Japan's death spiral. He had the foresight to see the potential of the Internet over 20 years ago. And he really represents how the majority of Japanese really think.

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Posted in: Swarmed with tourists, town blocks off popular Mount Fuji viewing spot See in context

They should be grateful for all the tourists who are flocking there. Just take their money and shut up.

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Posted in: Who would you like to see become the next prime minister after Fumio Kishida (whenever that happens)? See in context

Taro Aso should give it another go. He was one of the best PMs IMO and he has a connection with Trump, who looks set to win a second term in November.

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Posted in: What is the average cost of living in Japan? See in context

Had a very nice lunch today from a department store in central Tokyo for 1,000 yen. That would just about cover the cost of the tip in the US and the food wouldn't be as good.

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Posted in: Fringe group members arrested for obstructing rival Diet candidates' campaigns See in context

This was the top story on NHK's News 7. North Korea firing multiple missiles in Japan's direction this afternoon didn't even get a mention. Strange priorities.

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Posted in: Kishida's cabinet support rate edges up to 24.2%: poll See in context

Fantastic -- let's have a general election! But 0.242% would be more accurate IMO.

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Posted in: 'Foreign travelers are Japan’s guests' – Governor against charging tourists more than locals See in context

I've long thought that Japan is a third world country with money. But at the rate things are going, it will soon just be a third world country. You can see poor people everywhere in Tokyo now. I feel sorry for the young Japanese. They are really getting ripped off by their useless corrupt government.

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Posted in: Japan says it will respond appropriately to disorderly yen movements See in context

They may not need to intervene if (when?) Trump wins in November.

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Posted in: Singaporean diplomat under investigation for alleged voyeurism in Tokyo See in context

Don't they have the dealth penalty for everything in Singapore? I can understand why he may not want to go back.

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Posted in: Yen recovers to 152 range against dollar in Asian trading See in context

Thanks for the discount -- must call Prestia and buy some more dollars now.

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Posted in: Kishida denies he will step down over his party's loss in 3 by-elections See in context

"Kishida’s obsession with remaining in his position at any cost, even if it hurts his party, springs from an inferiority complex related to his educational history. Kishida graduated from Waseda University, which is a fine school but not the University of Tokyo, which his father and grandfather attended. Kishida, in fact, tried to get into Todai three times and each time failed to score high enough on the entrance test." (Philip Brasor)

It's a bit tragic that Japan is stuck with a fifth-rate (I'm feeling generous) PM because of this inferiority complex. "It's sad, so sad. It's a sad, sad situation. And it's gettin' more and more absurd." (Elton John)

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Posted in: Kishida may have hard time being reelected PM after by-elections See in context

"Kishida’s obsession with remaining in his position at any cost, even if it hurts his party, springs from an inferiority complex related to his educational history. Kishida graduated from Waseda University, which is a fine school but not the University of Tokyo, which his father and grandfather attended. Kishida, in fact, tried to get into Todai three times and each time failed to score high enough on the entrance test." (Philip Brasor)

So we're stuck with a fifth-rate (I'm feeling generous) PM because of his personal inferiority complex?

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Posted in: Kishida may have hard time being reelected PM after by-elections See in context

Kishida has just said he has no intention of dissolving the Lower House, but I don't believe anything that comes out of his mouth.

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Posted in: Yen sinks to 34-year low past 160 per dollar See in context

So, where to put our quickly devaluing yen?

Gold is one option. Up 26.5 % YTD in yen terms.

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Posted in: Japan's ruling party loses all 3 seats in by-elections See in context

The yen is in freefall this morning. Just passed 160 to the dollar. Kishida thinks that turning the country into a giant theme park will solve its problems. The inbound tourists certainly love the declining yen. But what about the people who actually live here?

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Posted in: Bank of Japan keeps interest rates unchanged despite pressure over weak yen See in context

I hope it keeps falling. It's the gift that keeps on giving for those of us who have most of our savings in foreign currencies (gold is also doing very well).

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Posted in: Trump meets former Japanese PM Aso; criticizes strong dollar against yen See in context

I bet Taro agrees with the Donald about Biden: “He’s got no message, he’s got no compassion, he doesn’t know what he’s doing. He can’t put two sentences together, frankly. He’s the worst president in the history of our country. What’s going on is a disgrace.”

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Posted in: Trump meets former Japanese PM Aso; criticizes strong dollar against yen See in context

Two proper leaders. This photo gives me hope that Japan can be great again.

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Posted in: Cabinet minister Takaichi, more than 90 lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine See in context

The uncomfortable truth may be that Japan is constantly looking to the past because it doesn't have much of a future.

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Posted in: How the weak yen is affecting ordinary households See in context

The educated elite know that nothing is going to ever change here, but they have options. They can flee this sinking ship and find a better life elsewhere.

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Posted in: Cabinet minister Takaichi, more than 90 lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine See in context

Tojo's ghost is more likely to be hanging around Sunshine City, the site of the former Sugamo Prison. A stone monument in East Ikebukuro Central Park marks the site where Tojo and his friends were hanged. The inscription reads “永久平和を願って” or “Wishing for Eternal Peace.”

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Posted in: Cabinet minister Takaichi, more than 90 lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine See in context

Groupthink in action - I bet more than a few of them think it's a complete waste of time.

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Posted in: Former PM Taro Aso looking to meet Trump during New York visit See in context

Aso realizes that Joe is a lost cause:

https://twitter.com/Osint613/status/1780861866614374550

I'm looking forward to a second Trump term. It won't be boring!

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Posted in: Former PM Taro Aso looking to meet Trump during New York visit See in context

I think they will get on very well if they do manage to arrange a meeting. Aso should have another go at being PM, he's a good guy.

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Posted in: Former PM Taro Aso looking to meet Trump during New York visit See in context

Elections are becoming increasingly problematic these days -- I think fascism is the way to go.

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Posted in: Kishida cabinet's support rate rises to 23.8%: poll See in context

How is this possible? I can't help thinking the poll is rigged by the Declining Losers Party. Most of the people they call on landlines (remember those?) probably have dementia.

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Posted in: Kishida cabinet's support rate rises to 23.8%: poll See in context

The LDP brand is tired and needs a reboot. A new name might help. How about the DLP (Democratic Lying Party)?

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