Abe-san is smiling down at us from heaven now -- thank you for your wonderful Abenomics and the masks.
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Poor little girl. Her parents will be haunted by her death for the rest of their lives. How could this have happened?
4 ( +5 / -1 )
"The person needs to be covered from all directions" -- you don't have to be a VIP security specialist to know that. Will the people who failed to protect Abe be punished for their incompetence? Of course not -- this is Japan!
2 ( +3 / -1 )
The "elite" security team was about as much use as a chocolate fireguard. The octogenarians at my local shopping center could have done a better job.
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I thought he was dead.
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It seems that Komeito's main function is to prop up the Living Dead Party.
3 ( +8 / -5 )
I predict an LDP landslide -- nothing will ever change in this country.
-2 ( +7 / -9 )
I thought Maggie Thatcher put a stop to all that union nonsense.
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This is like a story from the Rising Wasabi. Unfortunately, most people in Japan have nothing to smile about these days. Everything is steadily getting worse by the day. But don't worry, the Living Dead Party will win the Upper House elections by a landslide!
-2 ( +4 / -6 )
The coronavirus is probably afraid of Keith.
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I think Shigenobu is still dangerous -- she should never have been released.
-1 ( +2 / -3 )
You can turn this situation to your advantage by buying gold and commodity-linked currencies. But most people here will still keep their hard-earned savings in their Mizuho account and get no benefit. It's sad.
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Ikebukuro is always crowded -- I have been a resident since 1988. You could buy a signed Andy Warhol print in Seibu department store when I first got here. Times have changed and most people don't have that kind of money anymore, but there are still plenty of interesting shops and restaurants.
-1 ( +2 / -3 )
Well said, Mickelisious. You have eloquently expressed my feelings about a country that I am still in love with despite its many faults. Japan is dying, but no-one with any power is willing to admit it publicly.
1 ( +8 / -7 )
Japan is locked in a demographic death spiral. I can handle that because my time is almost up -- I just feel sorry for the next generation. It upsets me to see young people working their butts off for 1,000 yen an hour - that was the minimum wage in the US over 30 years ago.
2 ( +12 / -10 )
The poverty is more obvious now -- even in central Tokyo. The sad truth is that Japan is becoming a poor country.
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People seem to have forgotten that Crown Princess Kiko was a commoner -- Mako got 50 percent of her genes from her.
3 ( +5 / -2 )
We shouldn't pay too much attention to his remarks as he's not going to be around much longer. But the LDP will still win on Sunday!
3 ( +6 / -3 )
"Two young newlyweds can live happily anywhere". I doubt that a princess who has grown up in a castle will be happy about taking the No. 4 train from Grand Central to a 2DK in the Bronx.
0 ( +1 / -1 )
Finding somewhere decent to live in NYC could be difficult on his salary -- they could live in Trump Tower if Donald gives them a discount.
-3 ( +0 / -3 )
The worst Japanese PM since Tojo.
-4 ( +1 / -5 )
I wonder what his next job will be? He's too old to work in a conbini. A cleaner or security guard are two possibilities.
-2 ( +2 / -4 )
There is no hope left (good luck trying to find a video of the coughing Koike).
0 ( +1 / -1 )
The useless Nishimura and Tamura should have been fired months ago -- they are totally out of their depth.
9 ( +10 / -1 )
LIke most people, I will be too drunk to care. Why are they holding it at night? Are they going to be parading with burning torches?
1 ( +1 / -0 )
Tokyo 2020 will go down in history as the first Quasi-Olympics.
6 ( +7 / -1 )
I think Naomi-chan took the press conferences too seriously. You don't have to answer the questions.
8 ( +9 / -1 )
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