William77 comments

Posted in: Kishida eyes U.S. trip for talks with Biden in January See in context

This guy like his predecessors is only talking about militarizing the country and changing the constitution,nothing is done for the economy or the public welfare.

This is the LDP and it's affiliate.

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Posted in: Japan looking to make World Cup splash after sinking Germany See in context

Fighto!Today  10:02 am JST

If Japan could just reach the semifinals, that would be enough for me. If they reach the finals, that would be the best.

Moriyasu has set the benchmark as the Semi finals - minimum. And with this gaffer, there is real hope behind that statement. Topping the group will make the path easier.

Semi finals? keep dreaming.

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Posted in: Japan looking to make World Cup splash after sinking Germany See in context

Looking at their media seems they have won the world cup.

I give them credit that they defeated a four time world champion team but Germany lost the game by itself.

Football is European and South American,and for sure one of the two continents (as usual) will bring the cup.

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Posted in: Japan gets 2 late goals to upset Germany 2-1 in their World Cup opener See in context

> Fighto!Today  06:26 am JST

Yesssssss! Brilliant performance from Moriyasu-Japan! This game underlines Gaffer Moriyasu as without any doubt one of the best in world soccer. His changes after the break brought the Samurai to life. Asano was outstanding when he came on, Germany had no answers. (Possible tip for Golden Boot). Gonda was worlds-best standard between the posts.

While the world is shocked, the result doesn't surprise me one bit. I have said all along Japan should aim for a minimum of a semi-final - and see what happens from there. Germany is effectively out of the WC - unless they upset Spain.

Cmon Samurai-Blue! Fly that flag for Asia!

Too much enthusiasm for a game that Germany had in hand for most of the game and just lost because it didnl't finalize it's many chances.

The four time world champion still have a change,and no worries because in the end it will be a matter between Europeans and South Americans as always.

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Posted in: Japan sets up panel to review foreign trainee program See in context

Another of these useless panel that they love so much.

It will work slowly,and ending to “urge” or recommend some action and as usual little to nothing will change.

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Posted in: 21-year-old man arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting college student in car See in context

I believe in the presumption of innocence of a person before throwing a book.

Let the investigation do it’s course.

If they find that the man is lying then he should get a sentence but also psychiatric help.

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Posted in: Chiba police inspector indicted on 2 rape charges See in context

Another fine J-police officer,what a shame.

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Posted in: Japan announces squad for World Cup See in context

Japan won’t go far.

Spain and Germany will beat them.

Football is not for them.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. urging more students to study in each other's countries See in context

The issue is big here,in the last decade many young Japanese people lost their interest to study,work or even just travel abroad.

Most of them would say that they’re not interested in foreign stuff.

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Posted in: Germany stresses increasing defense role in Indo-Pacific See in context

AxelToday  07:04 am JST

Completely deluded! They did well with cheap Russian energy, looting southern Europe and using eastern Europe for a platform for cheap labor but that's over now. Germany is utterly irrelevant in this part of the world and increasing irrelevant period. He should concentrate on keeping present day Germany in one piece rather than strut around Japan talking about the Asia Pacific region.

Then I guess you must live in a parallel dimension.

Germany despite being a small country by territory and having near a half of the population of Japan has the 4th largest economy in the world,the 1st in Europe and it’s the locomotive of the EU economy.

It also has one of the top 10 ranked armies in the world.

People should do their research well before posting.

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Posted in: Kishida sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine See in context

manekuToday  06:31 pm JST

There are only memorials there, not remains of soldiers. It is said that the only remains are those of Chinese or Koreans how supported the Japanese, so their bodies cannot be returned to China or Korea. They wanted Japan to invade and kick out the European imperialism. They didn't think that Japan would stay.

I’m not a fan of Europan imperialism but people should stop bashing the old continent because asians were as imperialist and even more destructive in history,Mongols first and then Chinese and the Japanese empire.

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Posted in: Kishida sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine See in context

The problem of the LDP and many world leaders in the world is called nationalism.

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Posted in: BOJ chief stays course on ultralow rate policy despite sharp yen drop See in context

Japan’s corporate system and it’s outdated politicians are ruining the country.

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Posted in: Harris calls U.S.-Japan alliance 'a cornerstone' See in context

AxelToday  07:16 am JST

Well of course she did. USA gets to occupy Japan, turn it into a front line state for the wars USA is provoking, ensuring Japan has a bad relationship with it's neighbors to suit US interests and Japan pays for it. It's perfect for the US regime.

Excellent post.

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Posted in: Japan set to honor assassinated Abe at controversial funeral See in context

The attempt of glorify this hawkish ultra right wing corrupted man that wanted to restore a “beautiful Japan” according to the militarism way from the colonial era shows how little the LDP is interested about democracy.

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Posted in: Abe damaged Japan's democracy, left legacy of power abuse, critics say See in context

He’ll be remembered for many negative things,not only corruption but for how suppressing free press and citizens privacy like the silly My Number thing or the law that allow the police to arrest someone even if just suspected.

To don’t mention how he made life harder to foreigners in Japan.

Even those with Japanese families.

The man left a dark legacy that will be very hard to undo.

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Posted in: Hundreds demand cancellation of Abe's state funeral See in context

Steven Mccarthy

> You totally misunderstood my post.

To be more clear I think that Mr.Abe was a total corrupted and inefficient prime minister With a hawkish revisionist view And what I said is that the people are guilty as well that they kept voting for this rotting party which is the LDP.

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Posted in: Hundreds demand cancellation of Abe's state funeral See in context

Steven MccarthyToday  10:57 am JST

What’s with all this whining about Abe ??? How many wars did he start ??? Oh ! Zero …. 3x prime minister…. Longest serving…. Ever …. Respected around the world and at home ! William 77…. Spot on !

Thank you totally misunderstood my post here.

To be more clear I think that Mr Abby was a total corrupted and inefficient prime minister With a hawkish revisionist view And what I said is that the people are guilty as well that they kept voting for this rotting party which is the LDP.

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Posted in: Hundreds demand cancellation of Abe's state funeral See in context

Sorry to say this but I feel no sympathy for the protesters,Simply because Most of them were the one who voted the same LDP Despite all the scandals and corruption.

Japan had several times the chance to change things with the vote and give a fresh start to its democracy Instead decided to keep this back warded ultraconservative corrupted Political class just because it felt safe that nothing will change.

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Posted in: Man arrested for using smartphone to film up teenager’s skirt See in context


A great post of whataboutism and ignorance.

Has nothing to do with the article and compared to Japan most Western countries (have you heard of Portugal,Denmark,Liechtenstein for example)

Don’t have as many pervs as here.

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Posted in: Man arrested for using smartphone to film up teenager’s skirt See in context

FairToday  10:55 am JST

My friends and family are totally amazed when I send them links to such articles as this. The fact that such stories get written about in news media is such a contrast when compared to other developed nations such as the United States where this would be drowned out by more severe crimes. Makes me feel much safer to live here in Japan when I read or watch the news, a testament to how much safer we really are compared to other countries!

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Posted in: Man arrested for using smartphone to film up teenager’s skirt See in context

This is sadly a big social problem of Japan.

The problem can be contained from the very core which is the education.

Forbid the distribution and sell of the weird manga that are almost pedophilic and the animation.

Stop idealiIng in medie young girls as sexual dolls and have a good education of respect toward any gender.

There is so much to do,only arrest and send these pervs to jail is not enough.

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Posted in: Japan protests to Russia over military exercises with China See in context

It‘s within their territory and they can do as they want as the US and Japan also do their military drills as well and rightfully so.

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Posted in: WHO director in Asia accused of racism, abuse indefinitely put on leave See in context

Another example how racism and complex of superiority is deeply ingrained in Japan.

Kasai can have behave like this in his own country which such behavioir is widely accepted but in the international community not.

For sure Japan is declining with it’s international reputation.

And to add a note,some posters with multiple accounts just trolling should find psychiatric assistance ASAP.

Such elements fail to realize that such immature and hateful comments won’t do any good to the reputation of their “glorious” country.

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Posted in: Moment of truth as Japan eyes review of foreign 'trainee' workers See in context

As Japan is seen as lagging behind the United States and Europe in human rights due diligence, the government has drafted guidelines for companies to respect human rights throughout their supply chains.

Yeah good luck with that,the government in the end will only favour the big local companies and they won’t do anything concrete to improve the life and dignity of these people coming to work with them.

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Posted in: Japan eyes lifting of pre-departure COVID tests for inbound vaccinated travelers: media See in context

Om Prakash, president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, encouraged the government to align its border travel polices with other G7 countries "to restore Japan's reputation as a welcoming and open place."

As always as history teach us they need a push from Europeans and Americans to realign themselves with the modern world and don’t fall in oblivion (again).

I’m pretty sure the J-government eventually will ease all the non sense restrictions to foreigners about COVID but just because they need to save face when Kishida or the next LDP blue blood will sit among the leaders of G7.

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Posted in: Kishida's support tumbles, hit by questions over Unification Church and COVID See in context

I'm glad that Kishida and all his rotting LDP is falling down with pools,but saying that I think he's losing most of the support from the right wing core of his party which can't accept their ultra conservative leaders tied with a South Korean movement which they look down.

The truth is that Japan's old conservative mindset isn't changed and the way to self isolation and economic and social decline due to their draconian and illogical laws will gradually sink their economy as it's already sinking their population.

For sure less foreigners than a decade ago find Japan as an interesting place to work,study or invest their effords,combined with the apathy of the young generations I can't see any positive outcome for this isolationistic nation unless something will change in their mindset.

Sadly the people got what they voted,they kept voting the LDP not for good political programs and despite the scandals,corruptions,abuse of power the same affiliation is warming the chairs in command.

And why? because the LDP for most of them is the only option and because it keeps the ultra conservative mindset and the mantra that Japanese are unique in the world and no one can understand such mindset,therefore there is no necessity in changes.

Sad to say,but nothing will change.

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Posted in: Japan marks 77th anniversary of end of World War II See in context

Modern Italy and Germany look at such day as the liberation day and are still thankful to the allies for free their country.

Here on the other side by these ulta right wing politicians that rule the country it is seen as a humiliation day to respect and worship their criminals.

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Posted in: Police inspector arrested for filming up woman’s skirt on escalator See in context

Again? This is a serious issue in Japan.

Men doing these things and even the police officers,and how many times did we read the same issue.

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Posted in: Over 100 Japan lawmakers had links with Unification Church: survey See in context

In a normal democracy the government would resign and the people would vote a new party.

But knowing this is Japan I bet that the apathetic electors will keep vote Jiminto and keep these corrupted politicians at the helm of their country.

In the end as usual,nothing will change.

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