Are they stupid, insane, or do they just don't care anymore ????
Rinse repeat, rinse repeat, rinse repeat, rinse repeat, rinse repeat, expecting a different result. Yes, there's some insanity and incredible stupidity involved.
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Its refreshing to see JT use the appropriate term 'forced labor' instead of the absolutely disingenuous ' wartime labor' that became the official term in a fellow rival rag due to right wing pressure. A sad day in journalism for sure.
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based upon the needs of the country and not the emotions of a select few
The voting record in Okinawa begs to differ. Seeing as the tokyo establishment couldn't care less, maybe it's time for a referendum on separation from the mainland. Independence is not a bad idea in this case.
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And japans a democracy how exactly?
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Unlike South Korea, Japan is a democratic society that ensures freedom of speech
Is it April fool's today? Have you been living under a rock for the past 70 years? Japan's a one party dictatorship. Voter apathy is through the stratosphere. Atleast criminal leadership is held to account in Korea like they did with the former president unlike in Japan where crimes are whitewashed and ignored. Far from sight, far from mind. Right?
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Im curious. Seeing as Japan times new management requires revision of forced labour to wartime labour, is it safe to assume Japan today's in the same situation? And the other thing that makes me lol is that the entirety of the global web is inundated with historical records related to such events. How exactly does whitewashing crimes negate this fact? Im truly curious.
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. US$1,000. a month still?
Lol keep em coming P. I do find your appeal to constant Russia bashing laughable seeing that as long as the rules of M.A.D exist, absolutely nothing is going to change contrary to your obsessive need for it to. This is fact. So yeah, keep on banging against the wall.
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How long will people remain docile one wonders
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Can you explain why the Union Jack, the French Tricolour and the Dutch flag is not voiced in SEA the same you do?
I thought it was obvious. They were victors and unfortunately got to write the rules. It's why war criminal proceedings were restricted to Japan and Germany. How's this not obvious?
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Japan wields economic power over the United States, UK, Australia, the NATO countries.....LOLOL
Oh dear... Do I have to? Oh well.
Us exempt of course.
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The Rising Run flag is equivalent to the German Iron Cross Flag which has been in use since 1870 and is in use by the German military today, just as the Rising Sun flag is in use today by the JMSDF.
Your trial at explaining away war crime memorabilia is laughable. Why should it matter how long an object was in use? This particular war crime item was mounted during the subjugation and indiscriminate mauling of South East Asia et al. The only reason there aren't as many voices raised about its abolition is because they simply haven't gotten around to it. That and the economic power Japan wields over them. Wake up!!
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Pretty telling how the right wing down voters are drawn to articles like these as flies to you know what. Hilarious actually watching the gigantic cognitive dissonance erupt in their very tiny craniums. Can't fight the truth. Can't fight history. Next best thing? Downvote in droves to feel better about yourself. Disgusting!!!
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Excuse me but would all those baying at the moon in support of this flag of aggression behave the same way if it was a nazi flag?
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Everyone loves an underdog story. Wait till China comes to collect for the atrocities committed against them.
And the historically challenged, this one's for you
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@ptownsend must I do all the work? Ok here you go. Can't deny facts no matter how much your dissonance says otherwise. They just are that. Facts!!
After years of supporting the Afghan mujahideen, Osama bin Laden and some of his top associates meet in a suburb of Peshawar, Pakistan
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Including posting overly simplistic sound bite
Well seeing as you live in some kind of idealistic bubble, I'll smack some knowledge on ya! Get informed instead of spouting garbage to soothe your massive cognitive dissonance.
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Seeing as it was the evolved mujahhedeen that was primarily created by merica, not sure why this is news?
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Deflect, Dodge, deny, the tried and tested tactics of all renowned despotic regimes. Thank the gods for free and available information.
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Hows many useless trips does this individual take?
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Apologists galore I see. Don't quite understand the desire to whitewash something that's amply documented. Baffles the mind.
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Whats that definition of doing the same thing over and over and over and over and over again expecting a different result called?
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Koreans do not want to build a good relationship with Japan
Pretty sure blaming the entire nation is akin to claiming all japanese wanted to subjugate Asia during the great war. Political posturing aside, continuous denial of attrocities committed will only place japan in the worst light. Dodge and deflect can't work in the age of free flowing information.
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Yippee. Another useless move for the incredibly apathetic public. Nothing to see here folks. Move along.
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Where the apologists at?
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Its money...stupid! This is what has always and will always make the world go round. Obliviousness to this is comical.
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Made in Japan. Move along now
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Gotta love some irradiated propaganda pieces.
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How do you know if Abe and his goons didn't hand money via a third party for his release.. Think realistically and logically
Thats exactly what they did. Qatar being the go-between. Kudos for questioning the narrative and not drinking the koolaid
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