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Posted in: Half of Japanese people think Olympics will be held this summer: poll See in context

Hive”, while also apropos here, would be more descriptive of the overall Japanese populace’s ‘thinking and reactions’ to the dictates of their masters.

You reckon even my Japanese wife and half kids are slave drones of the hive mind? I'm guessing us Westerners are all educated individual and critical thinkers though right with PhDs in every topic? God we're good compared to the Japanese drones!

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Posted in: S Korean sex slave survivor wants U.N. court judgment See in context

A survey found that South Koreans view Abe more negatively than Kim Jong Un, a dictator who imprisons entire families, gives death sentences to his own officers, and executes people in public.

Another survey found that almost half of South Koreans would side with North Korea in a war against Japan, while 40% said "I don't know".

Wow, that's an eye opener.. So most of the Korean populace essentially supports an extinction level war against Japan. No doubt they have long held plans on how to treat the civilian and expat population here, wouldn't put it past them if it were eye-for-an-eye revenge.

Can't unsee this unfortunately, I did like Korea at one point when I was naive..

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Posted in: The return of 'Terrace House'? Seina and Noah star in new series of the reality show See in context

Some creepy clickbait pictures in this article.

Two grown women having a bath? What would your solution be? Ban all women from appearing in photos because someone somewhere may find it creepy? Perhaps burqas for all women from now on?

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Posted in: Rights groups call for boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Games See in context

@Hallowed: Oh my god.. what an absolute disgrace to all of us alive today that this is happening right now..

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Posted in: Biden tells Suga U.S. committed to defending Japan See in context

@Matej: A waste of money to host US forces in Japan is it? If the US withdrew and Japan had to fund its own defense, do you think that would be a cheaper and more effective solution? I can't see how you would get to that conclusion.

@Merryanne: The message is not the focus in the comment you are replying to, the implication is more important. If the US withdrew from Japan and left Japan on its own, it would fall into China's sphere overnight (Russia would try but they are a Chinese puppet state now). If there was conflict between China and Japan, China would win and who knows what they would do to the now defenseless Japanese people. Considering the dehumansing crimes they commit against their own people, the likely outcome of what they would do to a people they historically hate from the bottom of their hearts would be something the world hasn't seen probably since WW2.

The implication of the comment you replied to is that Japan should do this and suffer the consequences later. There are some here who genuinely wish violence and abuse on normal Japanese people, don't forget that.

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Posted in: Arrest of pregnant Australian anti-lockdown activist at her home sparks outcry See in context

Well that's one way to turn people against the already beleaguered and humiliated Labour state government! The Premier takes his cues from Communist China so arresting pregnant women is child's play to this traitor. He's in trouble come next election

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Posted in: Japan's re-entry ban to contain virus unfair, Western business lobbies say See in context

Foreign countries should simply do the same toward Japanese citizens. That’s called reciprocity. In that case, Japan would be upset and could change its policy.

Yeah stoop to Japan's level, that'll show em!

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Posted in: Trump orders sweeping restrictions against TikTok, WeChat See in context

A warning and reminder to all btw, if you post anything negative about China even on here, you can be arrested if you ever set foot in that country, including Hong Kong because of the new security laws there. What would generally follow is you'd be used as a pawn to extract concessions from your home country, and you'll be forced to be humiliated on national TV. If you ever plan on visiting China in the future, keep that in mind before posting.

I think JT should be posting a warning like this on all China-related articles tbh.

Once you start self censoring, they've already won. But I do agree that maybe a disclaimer might be a good idea.

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Posted in: Hiroshima marks 75th anniversary of A-bombing See in context

It speaks volumes to the 'character' of certain individuals that they cannot pay respects to the dead at Hiroshima, without bringing in irrelevant topics and digs at Japan.

Not surprising at all, pretty much all us Anglos were brought up on the heroic deeds and sacrifices of our countrymen in WW1 and WW2, which were incredible and hard to comprehend in today's pampered world. Due to this, all us Anglos have a superiority complex, you can deny it as much as you want but we know it to be true.

Then they come to Japan thinking they're better than everyone else but find themselves at the bottom of society and not respected as they think they should be and in fact often experience discrimination like minorities experience in their home countries. The cognitive dissonance caused by this contradiction between reality and their expectations causes bitterness to levels unseen anywhere else. It's bitter but it's a taste of our medicine.

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Posted in: Hiroshima marks 75th anniversary of A-bombing See in context

My grandfather and several of his schoolfriends joined the British 14th Army and fought in the battle of Imphal and Kohima. As a result of their experiences in the Burma campaign, their hatred of Japanese was complete. They would agree with this statement only because the atomic weapons deprived them of the satisfaction of personally killing Japanese with their bare hands.

Jesus, sounds psychopathic. Glad we don't have those types around today, actually wait nah we do.. I'd be bitter too if I were a Brit in the Pacific during WW2, they got their asses handed to them by the Japanese. If it weren't for the Aussies and Kiwis, Britain's humiliating losses there would have been dozens of times worse, not that the Brits or Yanks ever gave the ANZ boys any credit though, a slight that still hasn't been forgiven. Even in Europe it was pretty much only the Soviets doing the actual fighting yet the history we're taught reads as if only the Brits made any sacrifices.

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Posted in: Singer Hikaru Utada opens a discussion on racism on Japanese Twitter See in context

This was in stark contrast to the extreme warmth I felt in Thailand, Singapore, Australia, Brazil and a few others

Are you talking about warmth here or racism? Because if you're suggesting Australia is free of racism, I have to say that you have never been to Australia lol.

If you are talking about "warmth", does not meeting your personal subjective perception of warmth equal racism? If so, there's not much help for you and I would suggest expressing your dissatisfaction with your feet and try somewhere new? We only live once, why would you spend the only chance at life in misery and bitterness in a country you consider the most racist on Earth?

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Posted in: Australian officials move to block Black Lives Matter protest in Sydney due to COVID-19 threat See in context

Aussies aren't as silly and irresponsible as Americans, the same failed state conditions won't occur anywhere in Australia. Keep American failures in America where they came from

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Posted in: Japan pushes homegrown vaccines for coronavirus to secure supply See in context

Definitely for the best for Japan and good news that there are dozens of vaccine candidates in the works. If a vaccine is developed in Japan, Japanese have to be the first to receive them.

I wouldn't trust anything whatsoever that comes out of the Americas and even Europe; they have shown the world their true incompetent colours and you'd need coronavirus infecting your brain to think that these places have done anything remotely resembling even an average job.

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Posted in: Japan OKs saliva-based tests for coronavirus detection; 34 new cases reported in Tokyo See in context

Great news, this will give a better picture of how many people all up were infected at one point in their life.

I predict close to 100,00 in Japan, but 50 million each for Europe and North America. What an historic disaster for those regions, especially with comically incompetent leadership

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Posted in: Japan may re-open borders to travelers from Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, NZ See in context

Too soon, we won't have a travel bubble in NZ with Australia for months, one with Japan won't happen until at least end of the year..

Travel with Europe and the North America (including Canada and Mexico) won't happen for at least a year judging by the catastrophe unfolding in those places and how badly the numbers are being fudged over there

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Posted in: Tests show 11 people who died last month were infected with coronavirus: media See in context

@savethegaijin: Weird, my friends in America say that everyone is out and about without a care in the world and that there are even gun-toting protesters screaming and threatening to be allowed to get back to work. Whereas my friends in Japan all say the streets are deserted and most shops are closed. It's so weird how peoples' random anecdotes based on no evidence conflict with other peoples' random anecdotes and only serve to fit the point they are trying to make!

I guess we have to solve this impasse by looking at the pure cold data. 10k+ cases in Japan over 3 months compared to 800k+ in America in the space of one month. Oh dear..

Here in NZ and also Aus pretty much all restaurants are open but only do take out or delivery. So I guess that makes NZ and Aus as bad as the Japan from your anecdotal story by your logic. That's an even bigger yikes!

Anyway, we're all suffering here and there will be a reckoning once this all dies down, that much is guaranteed. I'm off now, take care.

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Posted in: Tests show 11 people who died last month were infected with coronavirus: media See in context

@savethegaijin: TF you on about. Yeah yeah Japan hasn't done anything but even then the ineptitude is not on any similar magnitude as the Europeans and Yanks. Maybe lucky if Japan escapes with a mild outbreak, but the facts are Europe and America gave themselves a giant outbreak through incompetence. Thinking they did a good job is silliness matching their level of incompetence and should require a brain check.

But of course you wouldn't say that, would you... can't imagine why.

No idea what on Earth you're on about mate. That's a big yikes! Good day

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Posted in: Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine See in context

Good on the PM. He would be a true fool in not honouring the courageous war dead of Japan.

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Posted in: Tests show 11 people who died last month were infected with coronavirus: media See in context

@savethegaijin: Not once did I refer to virus victims as "dogs", in fact you said that, likely a poor attempt trying to mislead and confuse deliberately. Very poor form and unbelievable.

I pointed out that the uncountable and shocking numbers of the dead in these disease ridden countries are being buried there like dogs (read: the action of burial, not the victims).

Regarding what Tokyo would do if crematoria were overwhelmed with the dead, I wouldn't be able to tell you neither would you as we're both not qualified on topics like this. Leave it to the experts and grown ups. All we can look at is Europe and America where their performance and incompetence has been a historic disgrace and will not ever be forgotten.

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Posted in: Tests show 11 people who died last month were infected with coronavirus: media See in context

11, that's not bad compared to hundreds of thousands each in the US and Europe where people are buried in mass pits like dogs. In the most disease ridden countries in Europe the number of deaths over the annual mean not attributed to the virus are far, far higher than normal, meaning probably in a year or two we will see that the number of deaths are double or triple higher than what we've been told by these incompetent governments.

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Posted in: New Zealand PM, ministers take pay cut as virus hits economy See in context

Trump? Trudeau? Macron? Absolutely disgusting they haven't taken the cut either, know exactly where these morons stand. And 20%? Are you kidding me? Millions jobless and she takes 20%!? What a greedy girl.. That's why we're voting her out!

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Posted in: Americans from virus-hit cruise ship head home by chartered plane See in context

Well they'll be going back to the US, but they'll be quarantined for another 14 days, whereas if they were not infected they would have disembarked the ship on Wednesday. I do hope this information was told to all these face-mask wearers who's 2 week ordeal will begin anew..

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Posted in: Canada to evacuate passengers from virus-hit cruise ship See in context

The quarantine period on the cruise ship ends on Wednesday, where anyone not infected will be allowed to disembark. Instead, if you're Canadian and not infected, you will be repatriated and quarantined for another 14 days. Furthermore if you are infected, you will be left there.

I bet the Canadians on board are head over heels with that! Well done Canada lol..

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Posted in: Japan resists U.S. pressure on FX in trade talks ahead of Abe-Trump summit See in context

Yeah right, have we forgotten the Plaza Accords already?

This time it's with Trump at the helm. Only a truly foolish dupe would support Trump's demands here

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Posted in: Ghosn says in video statement he is innocent and a victim of backstabbing See in context

Yeah yeah, conspiracies around every corner right? Let me guess, the Earth is flat and the moon landing was faked too right? He really isn't helping himself here

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Posted in: UK unveils plans to hold social media bosses liable for harmful content See in context

A very poor and disturbing decision by the UK, similar to what has come out of Australia and New Zealand in recent weeks. How on Earth do you propose FB and YT to monitor every single piece of content? Algorithms can only go so far as people are creative when reporting this sort of content once it has been banned once. Also, what are the time periods for these companies to remove content? Should FB hire 1 million additional employees and put them into the red to check every piece of content that gets reported?

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Posted in: Banned from internet or not? Does Ghosn's tweet violate bail terms? See in context

Sounds pretty clear that he broke his bail conditions. If his wife facilitated it, then she's in trouble too!

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Posted in: Renault probes gift from Versailles chateau linked to Ghosn's wedding See in context

B,b,but he saved Nissan and he's caught up in a grand conspiracy theory! Yeah right, now we find out he's been gifted French monarchical parties at the Versailles like a king. This criminal is exactly where he should be.

Well done Japan! It only took the goofy French half a year more to come to the same conclusion

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Posted in: Japan's stance on Venezuela remains vague See in context

So Japan is the same as Ireland, South Korea, Norway, India, Switzerland, New Zealand, Italy, the EU, and the UN in not fully committing to recognition? Sounds perfectly reasonable and practical and glad this position has been taken by Japan. One must think clearly before supporting Trump's agenda

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Posted in: Osaka reaches Australian Open final, closing in on world No. 1 ranking See in context

@kohakuebisu: Agreed! She handled herself well when Serena disgraced herself permanently in front of the world by throwing a tantrum in the US Opens. Her reputation stained forever and cannot be unseen

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