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Posted in: Japan protests China's seabed names related to disputed islands See in context

@ Steve Anderson ( or actually my highly educated chinese friend)

Good try Steve !! But I won't play this ping pong game of words with a mouthpiece of the CCP.

US of terror - You wrote this 4 times, you must hate the USA.

Terrorists of Hong Kong - No one in the media uses this term except the CCP.

left out the part where China attacked and occurred, brutally, Japan. - Maybe you were too angry to notice your mistake.

Australia is the yapping lapdog of the US of Terror. - Wow, all this rude name calling!! You are an angry person. It's very Wolf Warrior Diplomacy-like!!!!

Here is a link to related to this topic. Please take special note of the last 2 lines of the article!!!


Thanks for your time!!!

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Posted in: Japan protests China's seabed names related to disputed islands See in context


It is unwise for you to say anything as most of what you write doesn't make any sense!!

You fail to recognize that your own country, the middle kingdom, is disrupting peaceful harmony globally with its aggressive, selfish and unfair behavior in many places around the world.

Shall I point out a few?

Trade relations with the US

Trade and racism relations with Australia

Bullying of Taiwan

South China Sea disputes with Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and more countries

Broken promises to the people of Hong Kong

Territorial claims with India

Territorial claims with Japan

Trade disputes with the EU

Discrimination of Africans in Southern China

and more. . . .

You can search online about any of the listed topics through a variety of international media outlets except the notorious Global Times.

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Posted in: Shoppers queue, crash website for Uniqlo's washable masks See in context

@ kurisupisu

Well, you are free to believe that so many are unemployed! But as the article suggests:

Prospects of a prolonged crisis have encouraged Japanese consumers to buy and make reusable, washable versions.

@ drlucifer

Initially, Yanai wasn't interested in jumping on the bandwagon to make masks. But because of repeated calls by consumers to make the masks using the same materials as the effective AIRism products, any company president isn't going to ignore the requests of his consumers who praises his products is he.

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Posted in: Shoppers queue, crash website for Uniqlo's washable masks See in context

My wife, her 2 friends and I arrived in front of the store in Tennoji at 9:15am, there were already about 300 people there waiting. At bang on 10am, the shopping center doors opened and everyone marched in an orderly line to the mask collection counters. We were limited to one packet of 3 masks per size (S, M. L), so we got one of each, marched to the self check out counters and were done by 10:12am. When we left the store, it was surprising to see the waiting line of at least 500 people continuing outside the shopping center.

The masks are a good fit around the face and feel comfortable so far, will have a better verdict at the end of the day.

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Posted in: South Korea to reopen WTO complaint over Japan's export controls See in context

@Samit Basu

Doesn't matter, they were Japan-based reporters who wrote down the factual misrepresentation by Japanese foreign ministry.

So, your report from a Korean Government sponsored TV broadcast is more accurate than news reports from several international agencies (Reuters, Bloomberg and even the WTO website). Yeah,... right. Sounds like a page from the CCP.

Let me ask you this question. Japan took Korea to WTO to have the anti-dumping tariff on pneumatic valves overturned. The anti-dumping tariff stands as the result of WTO ruling. So who do you think won here?

Korea hasn't won, it has admitted that it still won't change it's policy even after the WTO ruling. 15 months after the ruling which will be near the end of 2020, Japan has the right to bring Korea once again to the WTO for non-compliance to the ruling and take retaliatory measures.

Good luck!!!

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Posted in: South Korea to reopen WTO complaint over Japan's export controls See in context

@ Samit Basu

"That article you linked isn't international.

Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay and Makiko Yamazaki in Tokyo

*In other word, Japan-based reporters reported simply reported what Japanese government claimed, which was factually incorrect. Japan sought to overturn the anti-dumping tariff and the *WTO validated Korea's anti-dumping tariff, hence Japan lost the WTO case."

What are you mumbling about??

Yes, Japan based reporters working for Rueters which is an international news agency based in the UK.


"Japan has never won a WTO case against Korea to date, its 0:7 so far. Make this 0:8."

Your reporting is full of holes, if you read the article and searched for any other articles from other international news agencies apart from Japan based or Korean based agencies, you would have noticed this immediately!!

Anyway, please do some research before you comment!! Saves everyone time reading FN!!!

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Posted in: Frontline health workers in Japan continue to face discrimination over virus See in context

@ Samit Basu

"Heathcare workers are honored and celebrated as heroes everywhere around the world except for Japan.

Here in the US, healthcare workers get free Starbucks, free oil change, free hotel stays, etc.

What's wrong with Japan, Japanese should be thanking them instead."

Again Fake news from samit!!


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Posted in: South Korea to reopen WTO complaint over Japan's export controls See in context

@Samit Basu

Instead of a korean news broadcast financially supported by the korean goverment, how about something international?


Also, I think there is a message from Peeping Tom for you!

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Posted in: Pompeo says G7 agrees China spreading virus disinformation See in context


This might interest you too!!


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Posted in: Pompeo says G7 agrees China spreading virus disinformation See in context

@Akie "Really, which official, what did he say ? would you please tell us exactly his tweet ?"

Back to your sly and devious ways again Akie!!

Here you are, enjoy!!! Source? I'm sure you can find it!!!!

Lijian Zhao 赵立坚 @zlj517

“It might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan”

( Zhao Lijian, a foreign ministry spokesman, said in a tweet.)

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Posted in: Japan to send vice justice minister to Lebanon to discuss Ghosn See in context

The conversation of the negotiation will be:

"It's time to send Carlos back to Japan, or the aid stops coming! The ball is in your court!"

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Posted in: 44 more people on cruise ship test positive for virus; some elderly to be allowed off See in context

@Alex Einz

The ship does leave port occasionally to dump wastewater and to make fresh water.

@ Farmboy

All passengers will be given a full refund and some extra expenses will also be covered by the company that runs the cruise liner.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife slams Japanese justice See in context

Interesting commentary!!


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Posted in: Ghosn seeks retirement benefit from Renault See in context

Well....yeah, it's like, HIS press conference so he will naturally talk about himself. And if you haven't watched it then you shouldn't come on here to talk about things that have already been addressed.

Whatever. . . .dude!!

I don't need to watch a criminal address only the things that he wants you to hear. I do my homework and get my facts from various sources.



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Posted in: Ghosn seeks retirement benefit from Renault See in context

Except for the SEC part, all the other points were covered at his press conference. Did you bother looking up the video? If not, I'll get you started: the palace in Versailles he had rented out himself and paid for all the costs. As a token of gratitude, the palace offered him a free room to rent, which he took them up on.

No, I didn't watch most of the video, as he was just rambling about himself!!

Yes, he did offer to paid up after it was pointed out to him. But......

"Renault has previously signalled to French authorities suspect transactions under Ghosn, who at the peak of his powers was known for his jet-setting and luxury lifestyle.

He is suspected of hiring the entire Palace of Versailles outside Paris in October 2016 to celebrate his marriage, a benefit estimated as being worth 50,000 euros ($56,000), in exchange for a philanthropy deal between the state-owned property and Renault."

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Posted in: Ghosn seeks retirement benefit from Renault See in context

"To many armchair lawyers here who have gathered their evidence from what they read in the unbiased J media "

Not really!! There are many other reliable overseas outlets to get the news or facts! You just have to do your homework!!



"In explaining some of the questionable personal expenses, Mr. Ghosn used a defense common on Wall Street: He said other executives at Nissan had signed off on the transactions, which made them authorized by the company."


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Posted in: Ghosn seeks retirement benefit from Renault See in context

I agree with CitizenSmith and garypen!!

Ghosn is just a repugnant and greedy man who got caught with his hands in too many cookie jars. Now, he wants more money!

I just can't believe so many people on this website still have sympathy for the man.

Wedding at Versailles Palace and claiming he didn't realize he had to pay for it, Shady front companies using Nissan money to pay for shady services in Oman, Saudia Arabia and even used to buy his luxury homes around the world. He was even banned in the USA for 10 years by the SEC from holding any corporate executive position. Wake up and smell the coffee people!!!

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Posted in: Ghosn tells Japanese media he has plenty of documents to prove innocence See in context

Order To Do List for Ghosn.

Prove the financial misconduct charges are false (consultancy fees to sister, donations to a university in Lebanon, buying a home in Rio de Janeiro and many more ) by showing the evidence.

Criticize the Japanese Judicial System.

Do task one first, stop sidetracking about how great you were in Japan and how badly you were treated after you were arrested.

More people will start to believe in you after you show proof, but for now, you are just a greedy businessman running away by criticizing a judicial system that needs to be updated!!

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Posted in: Japan asks Interpol to issue red notice for Ghosn's wife See in context


You haven't been following the story well.

Her phone was taken off her after his second arrest while she was in Japan.

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Posted in: Japan asks Interpol to issue red notice for Ghosn's wife See in context

"The Tokyo prosecutors' office's special investigation unit recovered Carole Nahas' mobile phone during a search of the Tokyo residence where Ghosn had been living since April 2019, after his release on bail.

......... analysis of the phone turned up evidence that Carole Nahas had demanded that an executive with the Omani subsidiary and staff at a Lebanese law office refuse to cooperate with Tokyo prosecutors."

Mainichi News

Well, they have some evidence!!

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Posted in: S Korean court holds 1st hearing on 'comfort women' civil suit See in context

It appears some of these poor old ladies have been changing their stories over the years. They have been slowly manipulated by the organization that claims to take care of them.


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Posted in: U.S. says Japan, S Korea 'soul searching' needed See in context

Same story in the Korea Herald with extra info:


During the discussion that followed, Scott Snyder, a senior fellow for Korean studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, criticized the Moon Jae-in administration for “not taking the political leadership necessary to protect the relationship with Japan from domestic political spillover, which is arguably in Japan’s longer-term strategic interest.”

“The Moon administration has yet to realize an optimal balance between domestic and foreign affairs,” Snyder said, adding that he would like to see the South Korean government paying compensation domestically to the victims of wartime forced labor while trying to pursue a dialogue with Japan.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea lawmakers meet to ease row over trade, history See in context

@wallace fred

"How long will you keep denying historical facts?"

Oh, right!!


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Posted in: Yoshimoto chief retracts punishment of scandal-hit comedians See in context


May be you should read the article again!!

If you still don't understand, ask your Japanese friends!!

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Posted in: Japan may take S Korea wartime labor dispute to International Court of Justice: NHK See in context

@ Vince Black - "On the other hand it's a good chance for the rest of the world to see Japans wartime atrocities"

@ Heckleberry - "Would love to see this play out in front of the whole world in the ICJ. It would be the first time many will be hearing about some of the actions of Japan during WWII, and that includes many Japanese youths."

Aa-aa, playing the same old tune on the violin!!!!

Korea doesn't have a pretty history either!! This would be educational to you!!!


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Posted in: S Korea proposes U.N. probe over Japanese sanctions claims See in context

Right, SK wants the UN or an international body to start an investigation!!

But it won't go to the ICJ over the Takeshima Islands.

But it won't participate in an arbitration panel over the 1965 bilateral accord.

You will get more respect from everyone if you stop playing childish games!!

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Posted in: Japan rejects S Korean calls for scrapping of tech export curbs See in context

Interesting read in today's paper.


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Posted in: S Korea says Japan's high-tech export curbs threat to global economy See in context

"Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee called for the withdrawal of Japan's latest measures and bilateral talks to discuss the broader issue of export controls......"

So, now SK wants to talk!!

"At the governmental level, Japan's initial efforts to solve the dispute of seized company assets through bilateral consultations failed after South Korea did not respond.

Japan then proposed in May to set up a third-country arbitration panel under the 1965 accord, but South Korea let the deadline for selecting a panel member pass."

What has SK been doing the past few months?? Japan is sick of your games!!

Compensation and soft loans were already given to SK in the 1965 treaty. According to SK records released a few years ago, Japan had proposed to include compensation to the victims during the early setup of the treaty, but SK refused and said that they would take care of it. The money is taken and used for infrastructure and building the economy of SK.

Any talk of compensation now about wartime forced labour should be followed up with the SK government!!

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Posted in: Mount Fuji to expand voluntary fee to include all visitors, not just climbers See in context

"Hopefully, these fees will be used to put toilets and garbage bins along the trails. I climbed it three years ago and was extremely disgusted with the amount of garbage and human fecies along the trails. And, let’s not forget the endless stream of men, both young and old, just hanging it out to take a leak wherever and whenever they like."

I have climbed Mt Fuji every year alone or with groups of people for the last 12 years.

I have never seen anything that you describe, garbage and feces here and there, men taking leaks!! Most Japanese people who climb the mountain are dedicated hikers, care about the natural surroundings and know that Mt Fuji is sacred. There are no trees from around the 7th level, do you really think some guy is going to whip it out?? This is not the city!!

Garbage bins on the trails?? You brought your rubbish with you, take it home with you! Scatter ashes on the mountain?? Aaa??

In the past three years, a lot of the toilets on the Yoshida trail have been upgraded especially those connected to the mountain huts, you flush the toilets with a water spray device. On the return path down, 2 new public toilets have been built. As someone mentioned earlier, to maintain the trails, maintain the toilets and to bring up the construction materials, it costs a lot of money and time. You can't just drive a truck up there.

For the small price of 1000 yen I pay, I am satisfied with what has been done. You also receive a small wooden tablet with a message thanking you for the voluntary fee made from the trees at the lower levels of Mt Fuji.

If you want to avoid the crowds during the climbing season, don't climb on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays. And I would really recommend seeing the sunrise at the top of the mountain, no words can really explain it!! You just have to experience it!!

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Posted in: Don't shift blame over wartime labour ruling, Tokyo tells S Korea See in context

@Chip Star

Well, after various apologies have been made; different funds set up to support the remaining victims and then abruptly dissolved; and continuingly asking for even more sincere apologies. I think anyone would believe the south koreans are ungrateful and dishonorable.



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