Watching heads spin as the fakeness and hypocrisy unfolds is supremely delicious.
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Point your finger if you're surprised by this. What a collosal joke!!
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Tokyo has dismissed such a view, saying the trade measure is not linked to the dispute over wartime labor.
Sure. Totally believable.
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Deafening silence from the usual crowd. Must admit, 3/3 is at the moment. When I called out this inevitability, lots of denialism took place. Well, voilà!!
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Isnt this going to be paid for by tax payers? Puts the consumption tax raise in perspective.
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Gifts? Lol, the level of corruption in Japan is quite cartoonish. Spade is never called a spade and the faster issues are swept under the rug,the better. No accountability at all. What a sick joke!!
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Gift scandal? How Orwellian of you.
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Freedom of expression is such beautiful thing to behold. Especially when it irks the right wingers. More,more, more of the same!!!
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Japan will not begin talks with Taiwan on joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership until the food ban issue is addressed, saying they are two different matters.
If all else fails, blackmail.
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Yaaaay abenomics!!!! Keep kicking that can down the road some more.
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And yet, countries are cool with purchasing food from this region? Well, to each his own.
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Well now isn't that convinient? Rearm while allowing the LGBT to marry. By attaching a social issue that almost everyone will get behind to rearming, these dinosaurs assume they'll actually get away with revising pacifism. One only hopes people can see through the farce.
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Gift scandal? Does professional journalism actually exist? Well briberies by any other name smells just as corrupt.
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Tokyo apparently hopes to urge Seoul to rethink its decision to scrap the pact -- formally called the General Security of Military Information Agreement -- by offering to share sensitive information under the arrangement.
Look who's trying to crawl back. Lol ship's sailed.
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Cue the goal post moving in 3..2..1
Stay strong Japan
Shadenfreude is a treat.
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not a modern, developed democracy
That's the thing, it's not.
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One can only imagine how many "gifts" are exchanged each and every day. How one wishes real investigate journalism existed in japan. The skeletons that would be unearthed would be globe shattering!!
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The 'does no wrong' crowd is unusually silent.
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Kick the financial bomb can further down the road
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Creepy AF!! Not surprised in the least
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Color me shocked. I had no idea freedom of expression existed till now. Cue the looney right wing reactionaries. Great way to stand up to bullying and historical denialism and revisionism
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He is not a happy man, as since he had put the seating area into his convenience store he saw a jump in overall sales.
Then why not voice this grievance? Why continue to suffer silently? Isn't that the whole point of a healthy democracy?
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Much ado about nothing.
It was a joke, comedians make these kinds of jokes all the time
Im assuming holocaust 'jokes' are a hoot for you huh?
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China is basically an economic juggernaut. There's absolutely no stopping the train now. It's too late.
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Is it safe to admit there's no freedom of expression in japan now? Or are we just going to pretend?
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japanese are masters at non apologies. It's a marvel to behold. Did they bow as well?
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Common sense prevailing. FINALLY!!
Let this thing rest and just do away with it altogether is best.
Would you make the same claim for holocaust memorials?
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If they insist then this has most definitely failed.
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There's no such thing as safe food if it's grown anywhere near nuclear fallout. If you can't it food from chenobyl, you most definitely can't eat that from Fukushima. Well, if that's what floats your boat, go right ahead.
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