Tom Doley comments

Posted in: Kishida calls for greater military capability, spending See in context

Japan should be put on a tight leash by the US lest Japan starts another war. History has shown Japan starting wars when they thought they had a strong military. Japan's warmonger politicians should never be trusted.

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Posted in: Former PM Suga visits Yasukuni Shrine See in context

Then why does Japan make such a fuss when some other countries honor their people who died or suffered in the war? (E.g. when Koreans put up a statue to "comfort women")

The words " double" and "standards" come to mind...

Well said.

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Posted in: Kishida says Fukushima wastewater release can't be delayed See in context

Have people forgotten? Tritium isn't the issue here. It's the other radioactive isotopes that the Japanese made filtering system failed to remove. All because the jgov didn't want to use state of the art US made systems.

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Posted in: Vaccines, masks? Japan puzzling over sudden virus success See in context

More propaganda Japanese style. Test at similar levels to advanced countries before calling it a success, shall we. Even Singapore has a higher vaccination rate than Jaoan yet records over 3000 cases per day. The difference.... testing is free unlike Japan where you need to fork out a fortune.

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Posted in: Kishida says Fukushima wastewater release can't be delayed See in context

You are missing the point.....it's not that it's safe as it comes out the pipe, it's that it will be safe after it's diluted into the vast pacific ocean....that's what makes it safe.

No, Aso Taro said you can drink the water as is, and lots of armchair experts (who have typically been brainwashed) on this site said the radioactive level is far lower than what's in tap water.

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Posted in: Man steals police car after being left alone in back seat See in context

Some people here have impulses to do crazy stuff. These things you can't even think of or see in Hollywood movies.

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Posted in: LDP most popular; nearly 40% of voters undecided ahead of election See in context

That's because LDP have got this on a formula. Educate kids to be really brainwashed. Then come election time, repeatedly bring up issues with abduction, Dokdo, comfort women, military spending. Et voila, the LDP is popular again. Ain't matter if government is printing more money or average Joe is becoming African poor.

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Posted in: Mitsubishi Motors reveals design of all-new Outlander PHEV model See in context

It's a dying brand.

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Posted in: Former PM Suga visits Yasukuni Shrine See in context

visited Yasukuni Shrine, which honors convicted war criminals

And most Japanese wonder why the neighbours are putting up a stink over this. When you wipe out approx half the korean population in 1592 and over 20 million during WW2, who wouldn't cry foul over people honouring these criminals. I'd like to see Japan honor the heroes who nuked Japan and saved them from total extinction. But I guess double standard is the norm here.

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Posted in: TSMC plans chip plant in Japan; says supply shortages easing See in context

Japan's the worst place to manufacture semiconductors from with its frequent earthquakes. But I guess the money thrown by Jgov is irresistible.

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Posted in: Nippon Steel sues Toyota, Chinese company over patent See in context

Didnt the Japanese steel company get caught for falsifying data? Japanese companies are now starting to distrust their own suppliers. Even Japanese shipping companies bought multiple ships from their archival Korea this year (probably expected considering the recent spate of Japanese ships breaking up). Not a good sign for Japan.

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Posted in: Komeito chief casts doubt on LDP's plan to increase defense spending See in context

Yeah, we're talking about the loony LDP who wants to restore Japan's empire no matter the social cost.

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of 83-year-old father See in context

These familial killings are so regular in Japan now to the point that it's almost becoming a cultural trait.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea leaders look to deepen ties, despite strains See in context

Japan needs to grow up and stop lying. Until then, you won't get any respect like Germany does from its neighbours.

https://www.ilo.org/dyn/normlex/en/f?p=NORMLEXPUB:13100:0::NO::P13100_COMMENT_ID:2218404

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Posted in: Gov't to boost hospital capacity to treat more COVID patients See in context

What a friggin joke! TIJ

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Posted in: Olympics VP says China human rights 'not within' IOC mandate See in context

Wasn't this guy who yelled at the QLD premier? We know where he gets his money from. What a loser.

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Posted in: 'Squid Game' becomes Netflix's biggest-ever launch hit See in context

rip off of many Original Japanese films

Most absurd thing I've ever heard. Even that boy group claimed that BTS copied them. If Korea is better at something, it's a rip off. If Japan is good at something, it's the original. Too much sour grapes. Maybe Japan should stick with geishas. Then you'd be guaranteed no rip off by any other countries.

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Posted in: COVID-19 cases plummeting in Japan; doctors puzzled why See in context

Japan is probably the only advanced economy where individuals have to pay to get a COVID test done! Who in their right mind would want to get a test done.

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Posted in: Kishida urges S Korea to do more over wartime row to improve ties See in context

No, the first step is to stop whining about what politicians in another country do in their own country.

LOL, isn't that exactly what the Japanese politicians are doing? Trying to influence south Korea's judicial ruling against war criminal companies? [facepalm]

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Posted in: Number of severe COVID patients in Japan hits record for 4th day in row See in context

Just the official numbers. Everyone knows that the jgov numbers are all bs. Positivity rate is prob the highest in the world, all due to Japan’s world renowned minimize testing regime.

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Posted in: 3 cabinet members, Abe visit Yasukuni Shrine; Suga sends offering See in context

Japanese politicians’ all time favorite activity = provoke their neighbors. And the Japanese wonder why their neighbors act like that. Will the Japanese still honor the war dead if they killed their mothers or sisters? Knowing the Japanese mentality and honor system, it would be a full blooded revenge. The hypocrisy just amazes me.

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Posted in: Man arrested in train stabbings says he suffered rejection in relationships See in context

In a society that heavily revolves around tatemae and honne, any slight complaint or rejection perceived by people is considered a mortal attack on their honor. It’s one of the major reasons why Japan has so many mental health patients per capital in the world, double the next highest country. People need to realize it’s ok to have a dent in your honor.

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Posted in: Sayonara Tokyo, bonjour Paris: Summer Olympic focus switches to 2024 See in context

Bye bye comedy festival. It wasn’t funny in the end with all the lies supporting this. Can’t wait for Paris to see the real Olympics.

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Posted in: Measures that made Tokyo Olympics possible also left public disconnected See in context

What measures? Can’t have been much when it was the worst Olympics ever.

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Posted in: Japan's explanation of Korean wartime forced labor insufficient: UNESCO See in context

Btw, it's so Japanese to label anyone who criticizes anything to do with Japan as anti-Japan, even at the expense of disowning your own citizens. Eg. Abe's gaffe about Japanese not supporting the Olympics. I criticize my government, but no one calls me anti american. Maybe if you accept that there are issues with your country, then Japan can start to reverse its process of extinction.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics set for unusual opening ceremony See in context

This will be the first Olympic ceremony I won't be watching in my life.

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Posted in: Suga asks Pfizer CEO to bring forward COVID-19 delivery amid shortage See in context

What happened to the 400 million vaccines that Abe/Suga boasted that they had received?

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Posted in: Japan's explanation of Korean wartime forced labor insufficient: UNESCO See in context

@oldman

There is no excuse for this one. Japan had in fact received approval from South Korea for this heritage site on the condition they would acknowledge the truth of what happened there. Obviously it did not. I highly doubt they will change it.

I recalled you whined about the pesky Koreans complaining about this. Why the about face?

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Posted in: Japan's explanation of Korean wartime forced labor insufficient: UNESCO See in context

Another UN body ridiculing Japan's pathetic attempt to whitewash history.

Other UN bodies already ridiculed Japan for lying about the 1965 Korea Japan bilateral agreement, and the 2015 Comfort Women agreement.

https://www.ilo.org/dyn/normlex/en/f?p=NORMLEXPUB:13100:0::NO::P13100_COMMENT_ID:2218404

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=17209&LangID=E

Truth hurts Japan, but that's what happens when the Jgov revolves around fake propaganda.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic beds are sturdy, organizers says after 'anti-sex' report See in context

@Alfie

That's interesting. The interweb tells me Airweave is owned by a guy named Motokuni Takaoka. He's a relation of the suddenly invisible Shinzo, is he?

I think Airweave provides the mattresses. Mitsubishi Shoji Packaging provides the cardboards. This company is owned by Hironobu Abe, brother of Shinzo.

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