William77 comments

Posted in: Kishida steps down as ruling party faction head amid funds scandal See in context

Yet the japanese will keep voting LDP.

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Posted in: Japan pledges $4.5 bil more in aid for Ukraine, including $1 bil in humanitarian funds See in context

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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Posted in: Chilean insists he did not kill Japanese ex-girlfriend at conviction appeal in France See in context

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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Posted in: 'Wonka' movie holds remnants of novel's racist past See in context

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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Posted in: Japanese workers took 62% of paid leave allocation in 2022: gov't survey See in context

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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Posted in: Israel and Hamas complete 2nd day of hostage swaps after tense delay, as Gaza cease-fire holds See in context

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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Posted in: 56-year-old woman gets 13 years in prison for fatally abusing 5-year-old boy See in context

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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Posted in: Japan sees 2.52 million visitors in Oct, exceeding pre-COVID levels See in context

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.

Source: https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/most-visited-countries

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Posted in: Knife-wielding man shot by police after Osaka apartment quarrel See in context

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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Posted in: Foreign minister says Japan to 'take lead' in addressing Gaza crisis See in context

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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Posted in: Kishida to return part of salary amid backlash over planned pay raise See in context

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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Posted in: Japan's April-Sept current surplus triples to record ¥12.7 tril See in context

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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Posted in: Kishida rules out dissolving lower house this year See in context

Ineffective and nationalist like his predecessor.

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Posted in: Japan, Ukraine to hold reconstruction conference next year in Tokyo See in context

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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Posted in: Japan needs to make stance on Israel-Hamas war clearer, observers say See in context

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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Posted in: Europe's economic powerhouse Germany tests shorter working week See in context

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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Posted in: Japan 'on standby' to take all possible steps amid yen decline See in context

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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Posted in: IMF projects Japan's GDP to fall to world's 4th in 2023 after Germany See in context

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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Posted in: Japan economy minister visits Yasukuni shrine ahead of autumn festival See in context

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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Posted in: Top court upholds ruling in favor of Japan's ban on dual nationality See in context

And as always the old patriarchal boys with an early Showa mindset ruled.

Nothing will change as usual.

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Posted in: Argentina sets up Japan showdown after routing Chile 59-5 See in context

Well done from Argentina with it’s rugby movement increasing in the whole country.

Looking forward to their next victory.

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Posted in: Foreigners fleeing conflict zones to be eligible for Japan long-term residency from Dec 1 See in context

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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Posted in: Controversial U.S. livestreamer 'Johnny Somali' arrested in Osaka See in context

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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Posted in: Japan elevates Taiwan security ties in move likely to rile China See in context

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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Posted in: Kishida to retain Motegi, Aso in LDP executives reshuffle See in context

*I meant Aso not Abe,my apologies.

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Posted in: Kishida to retain Motegi, Aso in LDP executives reshuffle See in context

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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Posted in: Two men questioned in Lebanon at Turkey's request over 2019 escape of former Nissan tycoon Ghosn See in context

Amazing. Some commenters here seem to believe in the Japanese justice system. Presumably they're the ones downvoting everything.

This.

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Posted in: Japan basketball 'on the map' after qualifying for Paris Olympics See in context

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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Posted in: Japan had hottest summer on record, weather agency says See in context

It’s still a living hell and according to the news it will stay hot and humid for the coming days as well.

Japanese summer is simply intolerable,but then you keep seeing people walking alone or riding their bicycles wearing a mask with 39 degrees.

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Posted in: Japan's defense ministry requests nearly 12% budget increase See in context

Our taxes will go to remilitarize the country meanwhile the economy and the currency are sinking.

Most of us are struggling with this situation but at least the hawkish ultra conservative LDP ojisan born with a silver spoon in their mouth are finally obtaining their goal which is to make Japan a militaristic nation again.

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