William77 comments

Posted in: As teen suicides rise, 21-year-old Japanese student starts online message counseling See in context

I applaud this fine young man dedication to such a noble cause,how I wish more youth around his age would be so careless to the others.

But this is something that the central government should fight at first,for example reducing all the rigid protocols and pressure on students but to the general society of this island nation in general.

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Posted in: Diet session opens; Suga says Japan to go carbon-free by 2050 See in context

Fighto!Today  04:29 pm JST

all of Japan is just jumping on the bandwagon that the West started, what another big disgrace. People would respect Japan more if they just didn't even bother with this silliness from the start.

Sigh. Always so negative. Suga is right in taking this step. All OECD nations should now follow Japan and make this commitment to reduce CO2 emissions and save future generations from even more man-made warming. 

Good for Suga.

Eehhmm with all the due respect I rather follow the European Union model in this specific case:)

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Posted in: Halloween revelry in Japan to take new forms during pandemic See in context

nihonview wrote:

Please do not come for Halloween this year," wouldn't work. You're underestimating the number of people with no common sense. You will need to keep people out by force."

Maybe in Europe, but not in Japan. Just look who is wearing masks and who is not masks.

It’s funny how you try to always mention your supposed superiority against us (I’m a western European) but back home no one talks about Japan,or obon or oshogatsu,but in Japan you are obsessed with Christmas,Valentines day,Halloween,western food,clothes etc.

So we can see who won the battle of civilization,besides as history reminds us it was the Portuguese first and the Dutch then than came to Japan,not the other way around.

And no,these years celebrations should be all stopped.

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Posted in: Japan's populist, pragmatic new PM Suga pushes Abe's vision See in context

Interesting how some LPD right wingers put in the same pot the west,China and south korea,so how’s the thing?

If China is invading you then you won’t need the help of the west?

You ultra nationalists are always ready to change opinion and sides depending on the topic.

Then you don’t need any help if you get in conflict with China or North Korea right?

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Posted in: Japan's populist, pragmatic new PM Suga pushes Abe's vision See in context

Abe had vowed to restore Japan’s waning diplomatic stature and national pride by promoting ultra-nationalistic policies such as traditional family values and amending the post-World War II pacifist constitution to allow a greater overseas military role and capability for Japan.

This,it’s frankly scary and it’s the perfect summarization of what dictators from the last century had in their agenda.

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Posted in: Japan's populist, pragmatic new PM Suga pushes Abe's vision See in context

This is the new trend in the world,populism and such leaders rise thanks to the population apathetic feelings by one side and the economical crisis from the other.

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Posted in: 71% of S Koreans see Japan unfavorably as ties sink to record lows See in context

It is very sad to see all this hatred and dislike between Koreans and Japan,things are going wrong even around the world,instead of building a strong united Europe the UK separated and in countries like Ukraine and White Russia things are left in a Limbo,a new Russia Vs Nato cold conflict has begun and strong rivalry between the west and China have risen.

Humans instead of helping each other hand in hand and learn from the past are in constant hate.

In this specific case the South Korean government approached the whole thing in a wrong way using their propaganda to animate hate against Japan.

I’m against nationalisms from right and left wings and I consider myself a centrist,but these days you either gotta be full right or full left.

How sad,will we humans ever learn to put the past behind and work like brothers from the same Homo Sapiens Sapiens specie?

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Posted in: Woman fatally hit by train; impact sends her flying into teenager on platform See in context

I hope the girl will recover fisically and mentally soon.

This is something that too often happened in strict an less forgiving J-society.

It is time to relax things and give more importance to mental health as well.

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Posted in: Berlin allows 'comfort woman' statue to remain for time being See in context

Though I personally would have not allowed to keep the statue I feel hilarious how the usual pro Japan right wingers of this forum now start to spit poison against Germany and try to even preach about war.

Well Germany have it’s own statues and memorials for the Jewish and it’s in good relationship with Israel,plus in Germany there is something called alternance between the CDU and SPD,something unheard in the LPD oyaji Nippon kaigi reign.

Oh and if someone wants to put Poland in between I can’t remember a Japanese PM bowing in front of the people of their crimes as Willy Brandt did in Poland.

Right wingers with their best hypocrisy.

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Posted in: The life of Ghosn: Fugitive tycoon to star in documentary and a mini-series See in context

Kwatt your posts makes no sense to me,first you make discrimination to all “gaijin” telling us that eventually we will flee making us basically savages and inferiors,then you already spit sentences on Ghosn.

So do you have the papers or solid evidence of his guilt?

Can you share them with us and with the prosecutors?

In real democracies and civilized countries people are innocent until proven the opposite.

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Posted in: Nearly 8,000 still in temporary housing on 1st anniversary of deadly Typhoon Hagibis See in context

I would prefer that our taxes will go more in social welfare and helping these poor people rather than in missiles and olympics.

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Posted in: Japan vows to boost missile defense after North Korea parade See in context

Kim needs the money so he’s displaying the new toys to the public.

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Posted in: The life of Ghosn: Fugitive tycoon to star in documentary and a mini-series See in context

Hope this mini serie will have a good echo in Europe and in the west in general,so the mass will get more a knowledge of the horrendous hostage system of one of the so called developed countries of the world community.

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Posted in: Coast guard says Chinese vessels sailed near disputed East China Sea islands See in context

These Chinese vessels need to be stopped,why can’t Japan build an outpost there with joint US support?

Chinese government is the worst of the post Soviet era mentality.

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Posted in: Berlin rescinds approval of 'comfort women' statue installation See in context

In this case I agree with the German government decision.

Germany should not be put in the middle of something that is between two foreign countries.

Plus I believe that Koreans can have the right to build anything they want within their territories but shouldn’t escalate this thing involving third parties around the world building these statues.

Germany should and will remain neutral in such dispute as other foreign countries should.

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Posted in: Pompeo uses Tokyo visit to slam China, seek Asian allies' support See in context

Sneaky China must put to a stop.

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Posted in: Pompeo calls Suga 'force for good' during visit to boost solidarity against China See in context

Interesting how some posters keep repeating their nonsense of how ancient it's their culture and because of that others should only listen ,I basically come from the culture that created the roman alphabet and is the birth of many cultural things,still this doesn't make me a dozen of thousand years old and for sure not in the position to preach other countries just because "we" came before others.

According to such silly logic people from Australia or New Zealand should have no right to express their thinking and just keep their heads down because they're just a few hundred years old,but truth is that such "new" countries are a bless for the human evolutions and they can give freshness and dynamism to the old countries.

The world goes forward,times change and evolve,so rather than try to preach how old is my culture compare to yours how about to build a modern and fair society based on freedom of press,expression,equality and democracy?

Oh wait,this isn't for sure sneaky communist China,the great exporters of Covid 19.

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Posted in: Pompeo calls Suga 'force for good' during visit to boost solidarity against China See in context

maybe it is time to learn from China.

Learn what? How to set a perfect dicatoriship?

How to enslave other countries like Tibet and repress the free will of people from other thinking? How to bring fear to Taiwan?

How to secretly hide a deadly infection for almost half year to the world community?

No thank you,I stick with the old and good democracy and the freedom of press and human and animal rights.

I’m so sorry for people that got brainwashed by such disgusting system.

Japan has it’s weak spot,but still it is a democracy and has the right to join the free and democratic world to fight this threat.

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Posted in: Trump returns to White House See in context

I dislike everything from that man,from his political view to it’s ego and arrogance,saying that as a human being I wish him a good and speedy recovery for himself and his wife,and after he’ll be 100% fit and healthy to lose this campaign and be kicked out from the white house with the power of votes and peaceful democracy.

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Posted in: Group protests to NHK over tweets considered prejudiced against Koreans See in context

Well let’s say that NHK isn’t new about discriminatory and racial profiled gaffes.

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Posted in: Toyota, Nissan to seek reimbursement from UK if Brexit talks fail: Nikkei See in context

I was all for keep the UK within the EU,but we live in democracy and the majority of britons made their choice which we must respect.

For sure Toyota and especially Nissan should better keep their mouth shut because this is an issue between two sovrane territories and no matter how will be the outcome they have to respect it,and if they don’t like it then they can do their moves,but they can’t play the oyaji tacticts that they do in their own island.

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Posted in: Pompeo calls Suga 'force for good' during visit to boost solidarity against China See in context

The free and civilized world must keep a stand against this communist dictatorship that took it’s advantage in the last decades with unfair and dirty economy and semi slavery and oppression to it’s own people.

Remember that even the Soviet Union in the end collapsed,so everything is possible with freedom and perseverance.

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Posted in: Teacher arrested for sexually assaulting teenage girl in hotel See in context

P.Smith I’m on your side with this one,in a full democracy people should have the presumption of innocence before get already condemned.

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Posted in: Suga faces backlash after refusing to appoint 6 science council members See in context

And where is the surprise about this article?

As I said before nothing would change if Suga was replacing Abe.

They both belong to the far right association Nippon kaigi,with the same thinking and revisionism.

There must be a reason why Japan is at the very bottom of freedom of press and women’s equality gender.

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Posted in: Japan's job market worsens in August as coronavirus damage persists See in context

Ah the old good fake numbers of the ultra conservative media with a freedom of press ranked as the lowest within the democratic countries around the world.

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Posted in: Suga, Putin agree to promote territorial talks based on 1956 accord See in context

Some old right wingers are making a fuss for a few semi deserted island that they lost during the war but on the other hand their other former axis allied like Germany lost 26% of it’s former territory,east and west Prussia plus Slesia and Italy lost a whole province Istria by Yugoslavia.

Under some of your logic these are also their territory.

Take a deep breath and let it go,and if by chance you can get at least two islands consider yourself extremely lucky.

I never heard Germany asking to Russia to return Königsberg back or Italy to Croatia to return Pola.

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Posted in: Japan's democracy biased without women participating: LDP lawmaker See in context

The question is very simple,is Japan a real democracy?

In the real conception of democracy,I have my doubts.

Women here face so many discriminations in a macho old style mentality that thank God is getting away from the west.

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Posted in: Komeito revamps executive lineup as chief Yamaguchi secures 7th term See in context

welcome to 1951.

Japan is a country where seniority is above talent and skills.

No matter how good you are but if you’re not in that elite and in a certain age you’re out of the games.

No wonder why Japan was and is a huge technological power but insignificant in world politics.

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Posted in: Japanese swimmer Seto apologizes for extramarital affair See in context

Welcome to the 50es.

Frankly speaking this fake puritan society is so outdated,bigot and hypocrite.

Why the local press and media give such a fuss about his private life?

Why does he have to apologize to us?

Even if his situation and action was wrong this is something that he must solve with the people involved and in privacy.

Japan bigot society is really weird.

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Posted in: Suga holds talks with IOC chief, Koike about Olympics See in context

The Olympics are everything for them,good money and saving face is the priority rather than the safety of it‘s own people.

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