Again? Is there an end to the LDP corruption?
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The Japan and West bashers not happy. But hey - what's new?
Most of us are pro West but not in this specific case.
Within the EU many people are not accepting this situation.
The Fascist Russia supporters are grasping at straws, using "debt" as an argument.
You should be careful about your statements.
We do love democracy and the principles that come from Athen and fascism was a terrible plague that affected many countries,from Italy to Spain and Germany magnified the horrific regime.
So as Communism was another side of inhumane dictatorships like in Soviet Union,China and North Korea.
Different if not opposite ideologies but both applied with the iron fist and fear.
What is Russia experiencing now with Putin is a different type of regime,nevertheless a dictatorship but calling it fascism it is extremely misleading.
And finally better have a more distant and critical view of daily topics rather than cheer and support whatever Japan does.
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Yet the japanese will keep voting LDP.
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They don’t learn from history don’t they?
In the end Russia is never going to lose.
Napoleon and Hitler know this.
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Guilty not guilty, one thing's for sure; he'll at least get a fair trial in France. Lucky he's not being tried in the Japanese "justice" system.
Agree with this statement,and for sure the French police and prison guards won’t racially abuse him.
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The real racism now is basically all the bashing against caucasian males.
So now if you’re white and male you are at the bottom.
There is and was also always a strong racism from arabic and asian countries.
But from our west prospective this can’t be talked.
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Still slow but it’s slowly getting better.
As a german living in Japan I have decided to work as free lancer exactly for this non sense policy of full timers expected to work long hours for little income and only 10 days of paid vacations.
As a European I hope that Japan in the future will look more at our work culture ethic prioritizing the physical and mental wellbeing of the workers.
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Humans,divided by religion,countries and groups fighting each other in 2023.
Our specie really didn’t learn anything from our very recent history from world wars.
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Only 13 and 10 years for such a horrible crime?
I can’t understand how the justice system works in this country.
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Glad to know that Japan is having a spike with tourisms,and this come especially to a very weak Yen.
Some of the always pro whatever Japan does make it sound like this is the most visited country in the world which is obviously not.
European countries have way more tourists and Japan is not even in the top 10.
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The police officer did an excellent job in staying cool and aim to non lethal parts of the criminal,this man should be set as an example for the whole corp.
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I read every day the Frankfurter Allgemeine and Corriere Della Sera,both main national newspapers of Germany and Italy and why none of them even mention that Japan is willing to take the lead in the Israel-Palestina crisis?
Actually since the beginning of the crisis not even remotely Japan was mentioned in the related articles.
Seriously this Japanese foreign minister should be renamed propaganda minister.
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And these are the men that should show an example for the nation.
Again,LDP politicians are the worst,but who voted and still continue to vote them is responsible as well.
What a Waterloo.
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This is all because of the very cheap Yen and does not reflect the real state of the economy which is far from such rosey numbers.
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Ineffective and nationalist like his predecessor.
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History clearly teach us that it is impossible to defeat Russia.
Napoleon with his grand army tried in 1812 so as Adolf Hitler with his efficient mighty Wermacht and althogh they had a better logistic,quality and better overal military training compared to the Russian Empire/Soviet Union in the grand scale strategic aspect they lost.
The Ukrainian president is a muppet of NATO and all his waffeling lead him to nothing.
Russia and Ukraine should deal with an armistice leaving the eastern part of Ukraine to the Russian Federation and allow Ukraine the will to enter in the European Union.
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Japan as a member of the G7 should have a clear political alignment with this issue.
Their PM stated not long ago that he wants to lead the world peace,then his minister is contradictim him,
On personal note,I fully support the ONLY full democracy in the middle east which is Israel.
And Hamas is a terrorist affiliation,no more than the Taliban,Al Quaida and ISIS.
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Germany is a great economy and democracy and even with all it’s imperfections is always willing to innovate and adapt to times and care more about quality work rather than quantity.
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The article mentions about the gap between the US dollar and the Yen,but in fact the Yen is getting weaker even against the Euro.
Now 1 euro is worth 160 yen and I remember when there was a parity between such values.
Japan is ruled by old narrow minded protectionist politicians that are immobile to all the problems that are happening to the Japanese economy.
This country need to get rid of these LPD cronies and have a fresh political agenda.
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I am absolutely not surprised by this news.
Germany despite having a lower population compared to Japan was able to modernize itself and most important is in a union of other 26 states with free markets like the European Union.
To don’t mention the more relaxed attitude and less hour work with higher wages compared to Japan.
To don’t mention that the social welfare is holding well.
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The problem is not if these politicians visit the shrine,the problem is that Japan in many ways still lives in the past,look at all the Japan Today and major Japanese sites full of articles about world war 2,the past.
Sadly these old boys care only about to restore the honour of the past rather than do something concrete for their struggling nation and their citizens.
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And as always the old patriarchal boys with an early Showa mindset ruled.
Nothing will change as usual.
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Well done from Argentina with it’s rugby movement increasing in the whole country.
Looking forward to their next victory.
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wolfshineToday 08:30 am JST
Trying to fit in and live in Japan could be a nightmare for many.
My question is, why is Japan seen as a refugee destination in the first place?
You're definitely not far off the mark.
Japan wants to be praised as a refugee destination without really putting in any effort. No country engages in more hollow virtue signalling for clout on the international stage than Japan. Japan doesn't care about humanitarian or environmental issues - they just pretend to because they want to be seen as a part of the big boys club of nations.
Japan has taken in considerably less refugees than countries in North America or Western Europe. Is that a bad thing? Of course not! Japan is putting their people first. That's fine. What disgusts me is the extent they go to to pretend they are selfless when really they're not.
Just say you can't handle large amounts of foreigners instead of pinning a medal on yourself for something you didn't do.
I tend to agree with this statement.
This has been done just to show to the international community that on paper they’re aligned with the other free democracies but in fact I doubt that this plan will effectively take place.
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What a disgusting little man is this element.
I just watched that video of him yelling at random people about Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Honestly the people in the train were even to nice.
Good that the Japanese authorities took him to custody.
Now they should kick this cancer out of Japan and never allow him to side foot in here.
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Taiwan is not connected with mainland China from many decades and they have all the rights to be an independent nation.
Japan did good to support the island with this move.
Saying that,to the people that are saying that most Taiwanese have a totally different culture from mainland China they are wrong.
After the Chinese revolution I think in 1948 general Chan Hai Shek and many people moved from mainland to Taiwan.
Nowadays most of them have their grandparents coming from China.
The aboriginal people from Formosa are almost gone like the Ainu in Hokkaido.
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*I meant Aso not Abe,my apologies.
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In Japan the meaning of democracy which comes from ancient Greece first and then in modern era from England is not fully comprehended.
Democracy is have two opposite political sides alternate each other at the helm of the government.
In Japan you have a one political party ruled by dynasties of elites.
Besides that Kishida will keep two discussed elements like Abe and Motegi.
The first one way to old and with a very weird history of gaffes.
The second one,Motegi which is a Nippon Kaigi affiliate and ultra conservative with a misogynist mentality,I still remember how he treated the french female journalist like trash in an interview during the Japan full lockdown era.
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Amazing. Some commenters here seem to believe in the Japanese justice system. Presumably they're the ones downvoting everything.
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Same old story here,when foreign born players are making their name good then it’s ok otherwise the old “us vs them” is always there.
I wonder how Japan would do without their most successful foreign players in sports like basketball and tennis.
Anyway congratulations to them.
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