William77 comments

Posted in: Suga tells U.N. Olympics were symbol of global unity See in context

The hall was semi empty if you look at the photo,and the words of Suga were to little interest to the U.N.

This old man has a political influence abroad like zero.

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Posted in: Japan seeks to remember its war dead as individuals in new memorials See in context

I think there is no countries in the developed and civilized world so obsessed about the past like Japan.

In the old and new world nations they try to look forward but here they bring all the WW2 and past to another level.

The death must be honoured yes but it’s for the people living now and the future generations they must look for.

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Posted in: Japan opposes Russia's plan for tariff-free zone on disputed isles See in context

The Islands are Russians and they can do what they want with them.

Japan tend to forget that it’s 2021 not 1938 so the geography changed.

I don’t see Germany protesting to Russia about how Kaliningrad (Königsberg) is managed or Italy complaining to Slovenia and Croatia for the lost region of Istria.

Swallow the ultra conservative nationalistic pride and move forward.

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Posted in: China, pandemic, energy top Japan's leadership race debate See in context

OssanAmericaToday  07:29 am JST

People whine about the LDP, but the only time it wasn't in power Japan became a mess.

You must fail to comprehend the nature of a true democracy which is based on alternate parties.

You criticize the opposition because it had just one brief chance in over 70 years.

People with such mindset keep nations in bigotry and are a negation of the true value of democratic elections.

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Posted in: China, pandemic, energy top Japan's leadership race debate See in context

Four candidates from a so called democracy which in fact seems more like a one state party.

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Posted in: France accuses Australia, U.S. of lying in escalating crisis See in context

OssanAmericaToday  07:19 am JST

Now it seems France and China have more in common than just having frog on the menu

An extremely non sense comment full of anglophone proud and mocking France.

This is wrong as well.

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Posted in: France accuses Australia, U.S. of lying in escalating crisis See in context

As a westerner and European it makes me really sad to see countries that suppose to work hand in hand be in frictions.

We have so many things in common,by culture and heritage but then it all comes to bloody business when we talk about weapons.

This system should end someday,and the common folks from one side and the other will start bashing for silly nationalism.

In this situation I see none of them as good or bad but all opportunists.

Sad.

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Posted in: Osaka immigration footage shows mistreatment of detained foreigner See in context

It is a shame that Japanese immigration centre guards instead of protect these people they mock them and use violence on them,Japan is in many ways still very racist.

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Posted in: Japan's top COVID-19 adviser wary of easing restrictions See in context

Always too little and always too late,Japan became the role model in the western of how not to do things,so much for what Abe and Aso claimed about their moral superiority at the beginning of the pandemic.

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Posted in: Domino’s makes Pizza Rice Bowl even more Japanese with 'mentai mayo mochi' and Hokkaido cheese See in context

Might be tasty and I don't contest that,but don't call it pizza anymore!

Queen Margherita will revolt in her grave lol.

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Posted in: Ex-cop's appeal over murder of family denied; death penalty upheld See in context

No one deserves the death penalty,this barbaric and outdated practice is abolished in most of the western civilized countries, and rightfully so.

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Posted in: Japan's main opposition party vows to realize separate surname option See in context

Other policies include introducing a law to protect the rights of sexual minorities, helping women subjected to domestic violence and a ban on discrimination based on gender, nationality and disability. The party also plans to review the country's immigration system

Mr.Edano you and your party have all my full support,this is how democratic and modern ideas should be applied for an advanced country.

Finger crossed that they can win next election.

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Posted in: 10% of Japanese firms to add regular staff after minimum pay hike: survey See in context

I tip my hat to Germany,which excelles in several things like welfare,human,animal rights and enviroment.

About Japan,we do all hope that it will reach a higher standard hiring and paying well regular workers.

But it might take another generation knowing the speed in changing things here.

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Posted in: Family of dead Sri Lankan urge Japanese immigration center to fully disclose video See in context

lolozo79Today  07:15 pm JST

...much wider coverage in the international media 

No, it doesn't. She broke the law, plain and simple. What happened to her was unfortunate, but she shouldn't have overstayed her visa in the first place.

Comments like this are surprisingly cold hearted and inhumane.

Shame on you.

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Posted in: EU reinstates travel ban from Japan due to surge in coronavirus cases See in context

Funny how the Japan apologists and the LDP are desperately to fight back what rightfully the European Union enforced.

The Jiminto/Nippon Kaigi/NHK propaganda works only within it’s dead brainwashed media but not to a free continent of half billion people.

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Posted in: EU reinstates travel ban from Japan due to surge in coronavirus cases See in context

Simian LaneToday  07:06 am JST

The EU sucks. This is completely backward thinking. The emphasis should be on returning freedoms to normal ASAP

And here is the nationalistic right wing senseless comment of the day.

For sure objectivity and pragmatism aren’t your virtues.

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Posted in: EU reinstates travel ban from Japan due to surge in coronavirus cases See in context

I still remember Abe and Aso words at the beginning of the pandemic “Japan world’s role model” and “Japanese civilized superiority”.

And now after a few years we can clearly say the opposite.

Do not do as the Japanese model.

The European Union did well to put such ban on a country lead by old people unable to control this pandemic.

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Posted in: Kishida calls for new type of capitalism to address income, social gaps See in context

What this man says and support are all for the big corporations and his hawkish dream to revive a “beautiful militaristic Japan”.

For this man welfare and human rights are a minor thing.

What a nice family blood.

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Posted in: Takaichi joins race to be next PM; outlines 'Sanaenomics' policy See in context

Another rightist Jiminto one.

Yeah sure,that’s what the country need.

The one state party reign.

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Posted in: Broadcasters urged to cancel plans to cover Beijing Olympics See in context

If the States want to boycott the whole event we know the reason,not primarily just for human rights but more political and with the will to remain the only super power.

I’m firmly against China but in this matter I’m closer to the old continent moderate instance of dealing with the CCP.

Besides interesting that some of the usual Japan apologists are the firsts to post here,but their motive is more related with their nationalistic side.

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Posted in: Vaccine chief Kono draws flak for blocking Twitter critics See in context

And where is the news in this article?

Kono is a LDP prominent member,and they value everything but a democratic confrontation.

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Posted in: Hong Kong police arrest Tiananmen vigil organizers See in context

Wherever the values of democracy are threatened it is a defeat for the humankind as whole and a step back to dark ages.

Unfortunately the government of China is so viciously corrupted and arrogant that it doesn't care about the international community anymore.

This situation is extremely preoccupying and brings enormous pain to the people of Honk Kong and all the other provinces and nations under China's influence.

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Posted in: Police officer arrested for assaulting restaurant worker See in context

The J-police is often involved in bad things.

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Posted in: Defense Minister Kishi visits UK aircraft carrier See in context

zichiToday  02:20 pm JST

I think western governments, for the sake of relationships, ignore Nippon Kaigi but watch with concerns too. You have only posted your opinion.

The majority of Brits would object to the principles of the Nippon Kaigi and the government should represent the views of its people. But most Brits and other people will never of heard of them.

The post does not mention the Nippon Kaigi and object to your revisionism of it. Mentioned by William77.

*Nippon Kaigi** (NK, the “Japan Conference”) is Japan's largest and most powerful conservative right-wing organization.*

Excellent post Zichi,on the top of that I would also add that if the Nippon Kaigi was a conservative movement intended in a non racist and democratic way then it would be accepted,but we here we all do well know how right they are,and they look at the historical Japanese right wing movements which promotes the “nipponjin-ron” and other trash talk like the superiority and uniqueness of the Wa people.

All the western media in their article look at the Nipp on Kaigi in a bad light,and rightfully so.

People that defend such affiliation have no sense of human rights and equality.

And Kishi brings a name and an ideological affiliation alien to modern democracies.

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Posted in: Defense Minister Kishi visits UK aircraft carrier See in context

The UK and Japan have been allies since 1902 with a 4 year break during WWII. That's 115 years.

The British Royal Navy was the model for Japan's modern Navy in the 1800s.

Yeah maybe you forgot the bombardment of Kagoshima or the battle of Singapore,such great friendship until 1945.

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Posted in: Man dies in Japan after receiving dose of recalled Moderna vaccine See in context

Such kind of articles brings fear in the average media,the vaccine has been successfully administrated to millions of people around the globe and unfortunately some deceased cases happened.

But this can happen with any kind of vaccines if there is for example an allergic reaction.

People have faith in the vaccination which is the safest way to contain this pandemic.

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Posted in: Defense Minister Kishi visits UK aircraft carrier See in context

Kishi.....another nippon kaigi member with a dark family history.

I wonder what if another former axis country would have a Himmler as defense minister.

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Posted in: Vaccine chief Kono favorite to become next PM: polls See in context

What this country needs is a change of the one state party rule,let Edano give it a try.

Kono might be the less bad apple from the LDP but still he’s one of them.

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Posted in: China’s 'Little Kyoto' shut down by government after complaints of Japanese culture invasion See in context

Pathetic,the Chinese institutions and mindset again at it’s worst.

The people there are so brainwashed by their own propaganda that I feel a sense of pity for them.

But this is the consequence of the CCP ruling that country.

Besides,what a ridiculous idea to replicate a foreign town in it’s own land.

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Posted in: Gov't plans lifting alcohol ban even under state of emergency See in context

JaxToday  06:53 am JST

Is coronavirus, a nocturnal Predator that only comes out after 8 PM (not a minute earlier,) about to change its patterns of behavior as to allow us enjoy our drinks again? 

Ah, yes, November. it must be going into hibernation as winter approaches?

Excellent comment,this is exactly what I am keep saying.

Oh and on the top of that we all do very well that the Covid in Japan is polite.

It can hit people in restaurants and Karaoke but it won’t show inside crowded subways and trains.

The J-government “logic” as it’s best.

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