William77 comments

Posted in: Japan reports 41,584 new coronavirus cases See in context

Roy SophveasonToday  05:44 pm JST

Japan used to be world no. 1

That's a weird way of saying what you want to say. Japan's biggest wave happened much later than in other countries

Absolutely false,Japan on purpose for the first 6-8 months of the pandemic had nearly no test unlike most European countries and they made a single Covid test almost impossible.

So even the numbers in Japan are not credible,at least at the beginning of the pandemic due to Abe decisions to portray Japan as an “example” to the world.

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Posted in: Japan criticizes Russia's 'illegal occupation' of disputed isles See in context

A bunch of old nationalists right wingers from LDP still trying to resume a “beautiful Japan” living in the past.

With such logic then Russia should return Kaliningrad to Germany (Königsberg) And Slovenia and Croatia Istria to Italy.

And then what? Every nation will start to reclaim some territories lost in wars.

The islands won’t be returned to Japan.

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Posted in: Man arrested for punching wife's face in Sapporo restaurant See in context

So he throw a punch to a woman and then he denies it?

What a wanker,hopefully she dump him.

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Posted in: Crimes in Japan rise in 2022 for 1st time in 20 years See in context

AntiquesavingToday  05:11 pm JST

William77

Today 04:47 pm JST

I don't want to be mean but giving a random "peace index" which again is a total made up things based on perception not facts and especially based on "European" view point.

Now try using actually statistics.

Crime is lower in Japan than Nordic countries.

Just looking at homicide rate.

Norway is double that of Japan.

Austria is nearly 3 times that of Japan

Sweden and Finland are near 5 and 6 times the homicide rate of Japan.

Just standard crime rates Denmark, Sweden Norway, Finland and Austria all higher than Japan.

All available on the same World Population Review site you used.

I brought you official numbers from a reliable source which I linked as well,on the other hand you are just staring numbers without even showing us from which source you get them.

Besides I was born and grew up in a nordic country and I can tell you it is as quiet as Japan but with less rigid rules and for sure safer for women.

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Posted in: Crimes in Japan rise in 2022 for 1st time in 20 years See in context

Coming from a minor Western European country I never felt that big difference in safety.

Yes Japan despite the rise of crimes is still safe but I wouldn’t say so much for women.

Plus I can’t understand why people here tend always to compare it with the US.

Role models should he Denmark,Austria and the nordic countries.

But even a big one like Germany makes it in the top 20 list.

https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/safest-countries-in-the-world

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Posted in: U.N. member states urge Japan to improve treatment of migrants, asylum seekers See in context

Japan is not for asylum seekers, specially the fake ones..

Japan is doing good and protect itself from crazy immigration..

For immigrants with poor manners and education is better Europe and good old US..

Fact..

Japan wants to be part of the developed international society among with Western countries and signed several humanitarian treaties so it is fully expected that they also follow such kind of human standards as the UN rightfully ask.

Also it should be the other way around here “Europe and old US”

Good old Europe (5000 years) and US.

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Posted in: U.N. member states urge Japan to improve treatment of migrants, asylum seekers See in context

Japan among many things which is lacking behind like social welfare,long working hours and low payment need seriously to deal with this issue.

The problem is that a huge population of over 50 Japanese males think themselves above women and foreigners.

This mindset will be hard to eradicate until there is a full replace of political party at the helm and a change of generation.

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Posted in: Kishida grilled in Diet over son's excursion during overseas trip See in context

Critics say hereditary politics continues to be prevalent in Japan

Yet Japanese people keep voting them despite the nepotism,corruptions,scandals and their never ending requests of “gaman” to the population rising taxes and keeping wages unchanged in over 20 years.

Sorry but I have no sympathy at all,the people here are getting what they voted for years.

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Posted in: Company uses whale meat vending machines to promote sales in Japan See in context

"I don't think it's good to kill whales meaninglessly. But whale meat is part of Japanese food culture and we can respect the lives of whales by appreciating their meat," Kashiwabara said. "I would be happy if I can eat it."

With such mindset now wonder why this country lack behind animal rights among other things compared to the rest of the civilized world.

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Posted in: Japan remains global laggard in fight against live animal testing See in context

I often question myself if Japan is truly s developed society and a full democracy.

From the “justice” system to the long working hours and low salaries to a one party state full of corruption and of course this insensitivity about animal rights.

The European Union is a perfect example of how a developed society should treat animals.

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Posted in: Kishida warns Japan on brink of social dysfunction amid falling birthrate See in context

"We will consider how society as a whole can stably support children while making various efforts," Kishida said, without elaborating on how to finance the costs.

Consider,pledge,elaborate,these are the words that these old Japanese oyaji right wingers are saying from years without delivering a single good solution for the many problems that this declining country is facing.

High social pressure,high taxes,low incomes,corruption,revisionism.

I say this for the expats that are living here,if you have a chance leave this country to better places.

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Posted in: Diet convenes 150-day regular session; gov't to submit 60 bills See in context

With the majority of number controlled by the LDP and it’s allies this will only be a lip service for the media to retain a sparkle of democracy.

Japan doesn’t comprehend the conception or alternate parties like in a full democracy.

In the end as always nothing will change.

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Posted in: Kishida weighs Ukraine visit in February to hold talks with Zelenskyy: report See in context

TaiwanIsNotChinaToday  03:50 pm JST

In every post you talk about “fascist” Russia.

Yes Russia is not a full democracy but it isn’y fascist either.

Maybe learn to use terms would be good,fascism was born in Italy from Mussolini in the 1920es as a movement separating from socialism.

The only fascist regimes were Nazi Germany,Franco’s Spain and many South American dictatorships financed by the US like the one from Pinochet or Peron.

Before use terms better have a lesson of history.

Militarism? Check

Ultranationalism? Check

Dictatorship? Check

Illegal War For Territory? Check

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...

You either don’t comprehend English or you are just mean,did I state that Russia is a democracy?

Prove me where then,I clearly stated that the Russian regime is NOT fascist.

I clearly tell you that Russia is a dictatorship as it was the one from Saddam,Chan Kai Shek,Kim,Chauchescu and many others.

But is not fascist,which is not an excuse to justify their actions as it was a dictatorship.

There are many kind of dictatorship and the one that has Russia is not fascist for sure.

For fascism refer to the one created by Benito Mussolini.

Do your homework before you post next time.

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Posted in: BOJ undeterred by threat to consumers from above-target inflation See in context

Mr.Kuroda is the vivid example of why this country stuck in the past and stubborn enough to don’t change things.

Aged old conservative men at the helm of the country.

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Posted in: Kishida weighs Ukraine visit in February to hold talks with Zelenskyy: report See in context

@Fighto

In every post you talk about “fascist” Russia.

Yes Russia is not a full democracy but it isn’y fascist either.

Maybe learn to use terms would be good,fascism was born in Italy from Mussolini in the 1920es as a movement separating from socialism.

The only fascist regimes were Nazi Germany,Franco’s Spain and many South American dictatorships financed by the US like the one from Pinochet or Peron.

Before use terms better have a lesson of history.

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Posted in: Japan's opposition parties unite to take on Kishida over tax hike plan See in context

I don’t want to use my taxes to help these nationalists revisionists hawkish LDP oyaji to restore their so called “glorious” military.

I truly hope the oppositions can stop their selfish plan.

Get rid of the LDP please.

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Posted in: UK, Japan sign defense agreement allowing troop deployments See in context

Fighto! I wonder if you comprehend the terminology of fascism.

I’m not fan of China and Russia but it was another country that supported the fascist regimes of Pinochet,Argentina,Brazil,Spain and Greece.

Not every dictatorship is fascist.

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Posted in: Kishida, Italian PM Meloni agree to form strategic partnership See in context

With all the due respect I can see that some posters here have very little knowledge of Italy,a country which I partly grew up and lived half of my life.

For sure Italy has many problems like many democracies,but saying that Italy has a militaristic and democratic system like Japan is simply untrue.

Italy is by culture,history and tradition a vital and integral part of Europe and it’s history.

And to be part of the European Union which Italy is a founding nation needs high human rights and a democratic values.

Japan and Italy have little in common besides the American allies and the common thread of China which for Italy and Europe is more commercial than military due to the geographical position.

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Posted in: Kishida, Italian PM Meloni agree to form strategic partnership See in context

JackRabbits:

I read these newspaper online every day,including “Il messaggero” which is the main newspaper in Rome.

And in none of the newspaper I mentioned they had Kishida’s visit as mainline article.

Kishida doesn’t have the political weight people in Japan want us to believe.

https://www.corriere.it/

https://www.repubblica.it/

https://www.ilmessaggero.it/

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Posted in: China suspends visa issuance to Japanese travelers, industry sources say See in context

The Chinese regime as always is twisting the truth.

Japan and most western countries applies such restrictions not only to Chinese citizens but every person that come from China,and rightfully so.

We can’t trust them anymore.

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Posted in: Kishida, Italian PM Meloni agree to form strategic partnership See in context

This is interesting,in every Italian major newspaper like “Corriere Della Sera” or “Repubblica” they mention of the Italian PM meeting the Pope in vatican and other news but no mention about Kishida’s meeting.

This is how much is important the Japanese PM in Europe.

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Posted in: Return to maskless world still only in realm of fantasy in Japan See in context

Another of these non sense Japanese unwritten rules,no wonder that in east asia they can’t return to a normal life.

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Posted in: Japan ruling bloc OKs tax hike plan for more defense spending See in context

It’s getting worse as expected.

The LDP is realizing old Shinzo dream of a “beautiful Japan” in the name of militarism.

But the population is partly responsible as well for keep voting these revisionists.

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Posted in: Kishida walks tightrope with planned defense splurge See in context

OssanAmericaToday  09:53 pm JST

William77Today  06:34 pm JST

Japan is not a full democracy,and this one state party rule now that is fully right wing

No, you are describing the People's Republic of China. Perfectly.

Unlike you I don’t defend anything that is Japanese,to love a place you live in is also criticize it’s problems.

Maybe you lived too long here and you talk about the outside world with a mindset of 30-40 years ago.

But if you like such system then go for it.

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Posted in: Kishida walks tightrope with planned defense splurge See in context

Japan is not a full democracy,and this one state party rule now that is fully right wing will only damage the nation itself and it’s citizens.

Every day all we read is about military expenses and increasing the budget.

Never about welfare or improve the human rights issue which Japan need profound reforms.

I am sure most westerners long timers here regret that they made Japan their living place.

If you’re still young enough just leave.

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Posted in: Gov't panel reviewing Japan foreign trainee program holds 1st meeting See in context

RustomToday  08:50 am JST

Nothing will change. Except that with the plummeting of the yen no one wants to come here anymore. 

My prediction - Germany will overtake Japan as the 3rd largest economy within the next few years and the UK and France will soon follow. 

Listening to a lot of different opinions on Youtube from various economists, but most are in agreement that the yen is in freefall and will not rebound. It's already pretty bad now and from what I hear, so many English teachers are packing it in and going home since the fall of the yen has made it both more expensive to live here and impossible to pay back student loans AND the southeast asians are looking at the situation here and starting to realize it's not worth coming here anymore. 

So maybe THAT'S why they are having this meeting now. It's just for show- Tatemae. It will accomplish NOTHING, but that doesn't matter. People are slowly turning away from Japan.

I agree with Aly,and on the top of that the world community is slowly realizing how Japan is treating these foreigners coming from developing countries like slaves.

They could hide such things in the past,but with the digital era and internet everything is exposed.

Japan either change it’s mindset on human rights and respect on other minorities otherwise no one want to come to work in such an environment anymore.

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Posted in: LDP eyes shifting 1% of income tax payments for 'defense tax' See in context

The people keep voting them in because the alternative is......................

Brother, I'd happily take the Communist Party or the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan. At present, I'm down with ANY other party besides the LDP.

Aly I totally agree with you.

There are alternatives and the Minushuto CDP was a good one.

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Posted in: LDP eyes shifting 1% of income tax payments for 'defense tax' See in context

We knew from before what was the LDP right wing agenda and yet the people of this land kept voting them. Now we are all paying the consequences.

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Posted in: Diabetic man dies in police custody after not eating for 3 days or being given medication See in context

“ Police are just people. Many of them are horrible. Some of them are decent. “

Honestly I can’t understand why some of you in this site try to justify such behaviour. Yes police officers like immigration guard centres and prison guards are humans, But they are representing the government in the state and when they wear such uniforms they have to behave neutrally and fairly, even to the convicts or suspected people. If not a democracy is turning into a police state.

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Posted in: Diabetic man dies in police custody after not eating for 3 days or being given medication See in context

Actually this article was already posted in the morning and it says that the police officers are suspected of assaulting the man. I post a link below of the story. Again the J-police forces and again Aichi. This country need a profound reform in it’s police force because right now is closer to a communist dictatorship rather than a free democracy.

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20221213/p2a/00m/0na/010000c

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