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Although most Japanese don't share Abe's enthusiasm for Japan in jackboots, Brand Japan suffers from Abe's revisionist views because he is the nation's leader 24/7 and the world scrutinizes all of his words and gestures. By showing a lack of contrition about the horrific suffering Japan inflicted on much of the rest of Asia, Abe has inflamed tensions with China and South Korea, and left Japan even more isolated.

Jeff Kingston, director of Asian Studies at Temple University in Japan (CNN) Read

It's necessary to take measures to prevent newcomers from living in dangerous areas by coordinating the designation of areas as caution zones and through urban planning. It's also important to keep residents informed of the risks of mudslides.

Shin Aiba, associate professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University's Faculty of Urban Environmental Sciences, emphasizing the need to prevent people from moving into locations deemed to be prone to landslides. (Mainichi Shimbun) Read

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