Senkaku and Okinawa islands should be returned to their rightful owners, the Ryukyuans.
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Another loser who can’t court women like a real man.
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Japan model aka save face model aka dodgy model. Habitually whitewash everything.
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Another example of how incompetent the j gov is. You should have done the review first before backflipping on your decisions. Pathetic.
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offers strange justification to police
By now, the police should be accustomed to ‘strange’ justifications because every criminal in Japan comes up with one.
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This is news because they got caught. In Japan, corruption and bullying is just part of daily life, much like eating and sleeping, The others just haven’t been caught.
3 ( +3 / -0 )
This j gov is frigging incompetent. The day before they said they will open up to the four countries first. But as some readers had already pointed out then, the Aussies and Kiwis have been banned flying overseas. So this stupid gov now has to retract its decision to allow them in. Common sense says do some research first! The never ending incompetence of the oyajis in gov and companies is what’s causing Japan to go back to third world status.
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Abe the dreamer as usual. Why would people want to move from Hong Kong to Tokyo and downgrade their lifestyle. Singapore, Taipei and Seoul are much more attractive propositions. The only plus I saw in Tokyo were dating lots of women, but even then, that’s if you managed to escape from the long working hours.
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Another one of those slimy get-out-of-jail excuses commonly used in Japan.
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Japan’s IT skills and IT security are some of the worst in the world. Will never trust Japanese IT products with sensitive personal information. This thing will be hacked in the first week.
Even the Japanese don’t believe in themselves. If the end users involve many foreigners, the government will outsource the whole thing. For eg. The development of 2020 Olympics website, it’s ticketing, payment gateway, security, etc were all outsourced to various companies in South Korea.
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0 ( +0 / -0 )
What a joke. No moral conscious at all. This is the lady who said everything was fine up until the Olympics were canceled. And now she’s using her corona leadership to get re-elected. Guaranteed she will continue to lie and save face.
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South Korea's complaint to the WTO. It is unfounded because it wants to demand another international government. The preferential use of industrial materials whose patent resides solely with Japanese companies. Where Korean companies are merely users of such materials, with the corresponding authorization from the legitimate owners. Through a lease for the use of that patent. The South Korean claim has no administrative legal basis. Simply because he's claiming something, which legally doesn't belong to him. Industrially speaking.
You have no idea what you are talking about. This whole WTO complaint arose from Japan’s revised export controls against South Korea based on allegations that South Korea sent sensitive materials for developing WMD to North Korea, mind you with no evidence. If this was truly the case, Japan should have blocked all sensitive materials (over 100 of them) exported to South Korea, not just the three materials core to the semi conductor industry. As shown in his continuous trait, Abe has no logic whatsoever.
On the subject of the 1965 treaty. It certainly does not resolve the issue of slavery or the issue of comfort women. But the South Korean government is the first to fight against this. Even by arbitrarily nullifying the 2015 final settlement agreement. In the case of the women victims, who were enslaved by the Japanese imperial army.
South Korea had every right to reconsider the 2015 agreement, as it was stuffed up as reported by a group of UN Human Rights experts. Back then, Park caved in to stuffed agreement due to Abe’s threat of economic sanctions. Moon didn’t cave in, hence the export controls by Abe. Japan really needs to grow up and act like an adult.
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I'd love Japan to take the 1965 treaty to the ICJ and get a final judgement on this. It would be a huge embarrassment (loss of face) for South Korea.
Blinded by pure ignorance and abenarratives.
If you read the following report by UN experts, the 1965 treaty did not cover comfort women nor forced laborers. Even the previous Japanese governments acknowledged the 1965 treaty did not cover comfort women nor forced laborers. You think the ICJ will rule differently? Sorry buddy, but Abe is a conniving POS.
"The Government of Japan’s attempt to escape liability through the operation of these treaties fails on two counts: (a) Japan’s direct involvement in the establishment of the rape camps was concealed when the treaties were written, a crucial fact that must now prohibit on equity grounds any attempt by Japan to rely on these treaties to avoid liability; and (b) the plain language of the treaties indicates that they were not intended to foreclose claims for compensation by individuals for harms committed by the Japanese military in violation of human rights or humanitarian law"
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Back in November last year, South Korea gave Japan until end of March 2020 to resolve this issue jointly in lieu of maintaining the GSOMIA. It seemed Korea extended the deadline because of the pandemic. Now that Abe's approval rating is at an all time low, his only saving grace is Korea. Dodgy Abe.
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Oh yes, and what about comparing the number of tests in Germany, Italy, France etc with Japan also?
Exactly. Japan's test numbers are in a league of its own. Even the figures from China are more trustworthy because China at least don't reject people presented for tests unlike the central government of Japan.
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This coming from a self proclaimed developed country?
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Japan's disaster management capability is third world level now. Pretty much non existent. Don’t expect too much.
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Abe didn’t screw up with the masks. It was an ingenious idea right from the start. Since there is no cure for this disease yet, and laughter is the next best medicine, masks made people laugh. People would laugh when putting them on because when you tried to cover the nose, the bottom lip would become exposed, and when you tried to cover the mouth, the nostrils would then become exposed. Further, families would have a fit of laughter because they played games to decide which two members wore them and on what days. And Abe didn’t leave out the international community either because people couldn’t stop laughing when Abe showcased to the world what it looks like when you incorrectly wear baby masks. Well done Abe!
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Get over it. It’s Russia’s land. If you didn’t want to lose it, you shouldn’t have started the darn war.
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Japanese style rules! Every nation should copy the Japanese style. Ignore asymptomatic and less severe cases. It saves testing kits, money, medical supplies, hospital beds, and most of all, FACE.
11 ( +26 / -15 )
This whole incident has shown how much Japan has fallen from grace. Japan and China are the same when it comes to fudging numbers. They gain no international respect. Oh, and they're also the same when it comes to bullying other nations to try and get what they want.
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Anyone who still believes what Abe says needs to get their heads checked. He’s a total disgrace to Japan.
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Ah, the all too familiar story of a whining childish dictator playing hardball to try and get what it wants. China is doing to Australia what Japan did to South Korea last year. Maybe Australia should copy South Korea's response and begin an all out boycott of Chinese made goods. Korea survived, Japan suffered. Will end the same for Australia and China.
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Gotta love the way you exegete and create fake news.
Where in that link does it say, ‘massive rates of reinfestation and false negatives’?
It was faulty in the sense that the kits picked up dead virus fragments that had remained in the patients body, not just the active ones.
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"For those who persist in praising South Korea's handling of COVID19, they are failing to consider (1) that South Korea implented a smartphone tracking system that those in Japan, including the whining gaijin"
Given they praise Korea so much, Japan should tag the whole lot of them.
Plus Korea's "brilliance" is showing, in the massive rate of re-infestation and false negatives.
It's all in the news.
You seem to be whining more about Korea than the gaijins about Japan.
Further, the suspected cases of reactivation were all false positives because the tests picked up dead virus fragments in recovered patients. So much for your fake news.
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Another fake diplomacy by Abe. Putin's just going along for the free ride. Get over it. The Kurils belong to the Russians.
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When this report doesn't tell the full picture, you just know it's feelgood propaganda by j-gov.
Real news is like what Forbes Japan reported several days ago which reported that Japan had asked South Korea to assist them with the outbreak, and Japan insisted that South Korea remain anonymous. More proof of Abe trying to save face after his botched economic attack on Korea, and more proof that he is no different to a communist dictator.
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