flowers's past comments

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    flowers

    OK, let’s put the blame on China and oil prices. Abe’s administration is not to blame at all, everything is out of their controls. Sh*t happens, you know. Forget about the inflation goal of 2%, it’s too hard to achieve. As a consolation, Abe is going to be around for quite some time because not a single person in Japan can challenge him. Get it right, Japan is democratic not at all authoritarian. Abe can get anything through without any sweat as seen from Secrecy Law and now change of Constitution. No, No, No, Japan loves peace, so it has the right to sell and bear arms and in the future Japanese soldiers will die with their allies. Bright Japanese students are expressing their freedom by starving themselves for some brief moment of flame. One of those four may turn out to be PM of Japan someday, they just have to learn politics from Abe. Heck, economists are sometimes proven wrong so why not get another sales tax increase in again, not to worry there are plenty of other excuses that can be used. Japanese people are so smart, well at least half of them believe so that Abe can make a change for them and go beyond the normal. You see the labour index still looks good, brought it out fast so that people can have a chance to appreciate. There must be more other good indexes or news to bring up, maybe mention about the debt levels.

    Posted in: Japan inflation flat; household spending slips

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    nigelboy,

    “On top of that, apology should be 'official' where it should be passed by both houses of legislature with a final signature from the POTUS. They should also make a law that makes such actions illegal. This should be placed on every U.S. textbook (don't whitewash). And any official and/or lawmakers who defies these actions would simply be translated to insincerity where it cancels everything out.”

    After reading your comment a thought came to my mind that Japan might apply it for China and Korea. Well, this is what the US always does, and always blames others when they do the same. This is what allies do to allies, but not friends. Do you think the US trusts Japan with a one foot pole? Obviously you don’t, otherwise you wouldn’t come up with the above comment.

    Posted in: Obama says sorry to Japan over WikiLeaks claims of U.S. spying

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    nigelboy,

    "Just an obvious trend. The absurdity still continues."

    if it's a trend why go against it? Absurdity only lies in the deep naivety.

    "He's on his own. Hey. At least you have Murayama attending!!!"

    That's strange. Are they in a different pack?

    "For some unknown reason, you brought up AIIB. I simply pointed out the ridiculous nature of a debtor trying to position herself as a willing creditor to allegedly help "those countries in needs". It's comical."

    if China is a debtor nation, the whole world would be in deep trouble. As they said when China sneezes the rest of the world will catch a cold. I've never heard Japan has such an impact on the world. Let me ask you this besides cars what other products can Japan compete? Korean cars are getting a lot better and Chinese cars are on the way to north America. So, the rest of the world do care about China and Korea especially on comfort women. And, China has no servant unlike the US, China only has friends not allies. Can servant Japan talk back to the US master? I heard Japan will offer billions to the PH, no wonder the PH is howling on the side. Pretty cunning, but again Abe is indeed a true politician.

    Posted in: Abe to skip China visit during WWII commemoration

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    nigelboy,

    “Another moving goal posts. But then again, call it "within expectation" in regards to China.”

    Nice try, nigelboy. Come up with all sorts of excuses to fit your own theory, shame, shame, …

    “And so was the entertaining the idea and the subsequent rejection by Abe, a form of courtesy.”

    When there is no expectation, the rejection is meaningless. At least China showed some courtesy not some poor excuses instructed by the master.

    “Impressive list. Putin and the leaders from Africa and Central/South America.”

    At least China has the support from Putin, two great players in the world stage. By the way, don’t look down on Africa, with the help from China, it will be beating the drum of winner in the near future. What is great about China is it treats every nation as equal whether poor or weak and no string attached.

    “Wait? Aren't you doing the same thing by stating that the list of the heads who are attending is "quite impressive"? AIIB? You serious? Is lendling going to be Yuan denominated? If it's USD denominated, it's laughable that U.S. who has the sole power to issue this isn't in the mix. Your country is a debtor to ADB (165 billion USD, high credit rating) and a net receipient of of ODA from Japan.”

    Playing a word game, eh. “Quite impressive” is greater than “embarrassment” don’t you think? AIIB is established to help those countries in needs, why did you bring up the USD or debt to ADB? Why do you have to compare this to that? Is it because of inferiority complex or superiority complex? Let me tell you this in Asia there are three major economies and one of them is trying to go against the other two. Japan’s economy has been in the doldrums when it shouldn’t have been if only it was a little more far sighted. It has the government that only cares about playing politics while putting it before the interest of the whole nation. Abe’s words are full of contradictories, saying peace while boosting sale of arms, increasing military budgets, and changing the constitution so that Japan can be one of those which committed to wars. Abe should have gone to China and showed his sincerity, made it so that China and Korea would have no more excuses to slam Japan. Instead, Abe is playing politics and ignores the well-being of the nation. His economic goals have not been met but who cares, right?

    Posted in: Abe to skip China visit during WWII commemoration

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    flowers

    nigelboy, a summit with Xi has been in the work for quite some time and Abe was using this event as an excuse to get another handshake picture with Xi, but he made the wrong calculation when he let his wife and cohorts visiting the Shrine. Believe me China did not expect Japan to attend at all; the invite is just a form of courtesy. You mentioned about the list of nations who are attending, I think that is quite impressive, more than 30 nations heads will be attending. Think about this, the well-to-do nations are only a few and their powers are decaying, but China has solidified its position from the ground up. So, don’t look down on the nation that moved itself up from basically nothing to become the world’s second largest economy in very short period of time, unprecedented in the history of mankind. For sure the rest of the world is looking up to China. I simply don’t understand why some people like you would use the list as a measurement of success. Somehow it makes me think of the list of AIIB members.

    Posted in: Abe to skip China visit during WWII commemoration

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    flowers

    Abe must be sulking as a summit with Xi has become a pipe dream. Is the “No” reply really painful? The next target date is APEC meeting in November, maybe the next time would be an “OK” reply. Keep on trying Abe. But Abe may have to put the politics aside and get as far away as possible from Yasukuni Shrine.

    Posted in: Abe to skip China visit during WWII commemoration

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    OssanAmerica, on the contrary it was Japan that did not follow the Treaty. China has mentioned about the Treaty so many times in the last couple of years and kept asking Japan to adhere to the Treaty. Get your facts straight.

    Posted in: LDP heavyweight sees Japan-China summit soon

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    flowers

    Strange Japanese news, always want people to guess what is going on. Either accepting or rejecting the invitation, is it that hard to decide? How long has Abe been considering this? For months and he still hasn’t decided yet. By reading between the lines it would seem that Abe is trying to use a visit to China to commemorate the end of WWII as a condition to have a summit with Xi and now waiting to get a reply. I heard Park has accepted the invitation to attend, if it’s true the crack in the alliance is getting bigger indeed.

    Posted in: LDP heavyweight sees Japan-China summit soon

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    Saketown, if you think they are just criticizing and not bashing China then I am OK with that. It doesn’t make any sense, if the Chinese government made the film why would they let people mockingly edit the actor playing Mao? Even the Global Times which is the mouth piece of the government has criticized the film, so in another word they are criticizing themselves, is that possible? They even let people on the social media criticizing the film “made by the government”, isn’t that freedom? According to you social media in China are screened and carefully filtered so how come they let people mocking Mao, doesn’t make any sense does it? You mentioned about blocking Facebook, Twitter, YouTube & Google, but have you thought up the reasons why? Maybe it’s more for commercial reasons than anything else, China just wants to protect its own industry which it has built. And don’t think even a minute that the Western media is not censored or controlled otherwise Snowden would not be able to make a name for himself.

    Posted in: Chinese film on WWII summit lambasted online for distorting history

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    An editorial in the Chinese-language edition on Monday of the newspaper, which has close ties to the Communist Party, called the use of Mao to promote the film “inappropriate”.

    Hey, people. The film is obvious not sanctioned by the Chinese government so why do we have people bashing China? Movie is movie, do we believe everything shown in the movie? Do you believe people flying around fighting with swords? One thing is clear though people in China seem to have more freedom on the social media.

    Posted in: Chinese film on WWII summit lambasted online for distorting history

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    Why did he mention Taiwan as though it was a country? Seeding a conflict?

    Posted in: Full text of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's statement

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    flowers

    Saketown, what a childish comment from you. One-sided stories about the American troops being killed? Counting the dead bodies from both sides and see the numbers before you made such comment, besides the US was invading Korea and Vietnam not the other way around. An apology is required when gross atrocities were committed by the invader such as Japan. China has forgiven Japan and other foreign invaders but it just cannot forget especially when the invader keeps denying and white-washing the past. The only concern that China has is Japan has not learned from the past and will keep repeating the history.

    Posted in: China envoy warns Japan not to backtrack on WW2 remorse

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    nigelboy, no matter how China did it right there seems to be an implication of something else. This reminds me of a story about a blind man groping an elephant and trying to guess what it is.

    Posted in: Japan demands China halt oil exploration in part of East China Sea

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    nigelboy, where did it say that China recognized the median line?

    Posted in: Japan demands China halt oil exploration in part of East China Sea

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    flowers

    After two years now it is a problem especially China is doing it on the Chinese side, it seems that China just can't shake off these leeches.

    Posted in: Japan demands China halt oil exploration in part of East China Sea

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    flowers

    OssanAmerica, last time I heard North Korea sided with South Korea on the territorial disputes with Japan. Most of the people considering the neighboring countries of Japan to be South Korea, North Korea, Russia and China. Have Japan and Russia concluded their peace treaty? Can Japan get near those disputed islands without being shot at? According to you China has 17 neighboring countries that is quite a big numbers don’t you think? For 70 years after the War Japan still has the same number of territorial disputes that it started off with, but look at China how many disputes that China has resolved, quite a few right? Do you see my point?

    Posted in: Japan's defense paper slams China's maritime claims

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    flowers

    As expected, bashing the neighbors in an attempt to fool the people that “the changes are crucial to counter security concerns in the region,” this is very wicked and low. It has to be Japan which raises the security concerns.

    Japan is the only country in the world that has disputes with all of its neighbors while considering China which has so many neighbors is able to solve most of the territorial disputes peacefully. Recently, the buzz words seem to be “changing the status quo by force or coercion;” but have you noticed that China is only responding to someone else’ changing status quo. Look at Japan nationalized the islands while kept saying there is no dispute, China definitely has the right to respond in some way otherwise “the new status quo” would be the norm. China is even late in protecting its own territories and expanding their tiny reclaimed islands, while other countries have occupied the major chunk of the disputed islands building all kinds of facilities and structures on them while nobody saying a word. When China did it, it becomes an attempt to change the status quo, or it is coercion. Don’t you find that ridiculous? Those countries are just like vultures attacking China when it was weak and refusing to leave.

    “Beijing’s sky-rocketing military budget,” why do we have to be concerned? China is a huge country which suffered greatly from foreign invasion and intrusion, so it has the right to try to protect itself. China doesn’t even have any military bases outside the country; this point alone shows that China is far from being expansionist or colonialist. Is it because of “opaqueness” that the US and Japan have to conduct routine surveillance over China? But they call it “freedom of navigation,” one should wonder what would happen if China starts to conduct routine surveillance close to the US shores. Japan is building itself to be the number one target by bad-mouthing, bashing, and poking at the neighbours. In the near future when Japan is attacked Abe will be the first to slyly say “I told you so.”

    Posted in: Japan's defense paper slams China's maritime claims

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    flowers

    R.I.P. ex-peaceful Japan! We will miss you.

    Posted in: China warns Japan against 'crippling regional peace'

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    flowers

    Let’s have a party and burn the Constitution; it’s useless anyway. A Salute to Abe, he’s made it happened. Here are some of the benefits of this change: some Japanese soldiers got to die with honour along with their American brothers, well-paid military career with free foods and travel, effective population reduction, new image of howling Japan after 70 years of peace, upholding undemocratic one party ruled Japan, a chance to remain a world class bully, possible expansion of Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo a ground zero for nuclear arms race, crying Japanese child’s picture captured by National Geographic, Abe remembered in history as father of destruction, and helping the US achieving its ”pivot to Asia” agenda to make Asia a little better than the Middle East.

    Posted in: Ruling bloc pushes security bills through lower house panel

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    flowers

    Doomsayers are much more active these days. Expecting Chinese stock market crash is unlikely. Chinese stocks had increased 160% since last year so why are we concerned about a drop of 30%? What the Chinese government concerned about is panic selling that will create instability in the market. The market will not crash as long as the government is in control so try not to think like it is in the free market economy. Forget about the fundamentals for now, it doesn’t work in this case, better to watch what the government is doing or trying to do. So when the Chinese government says the stock will go up, it will go up. China is in the process of funnelling more money to the middle-income earners through the stock markets so expecting more millionaires to be created every day. When people have more money they will spend more so in turn the economy will get better and better. Manufacturing sector will benefit as the value of Yuen is lower so the export will improve. So, don’t expect a rich and controlled economy like China to implode or explode any time soon.

    Posted in: China stems stocks rout, but market faces lengthy hangover

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