Azrul Hakim comments

Posted in: Japan donates more than 1 million AstraZeneca doses to Taiwan See in context

Japan with it;s huge money and influences have secured enough vaccine but because of redtape and insufficient manpower and some of its have to be thrown away. Taiwan in the other hand has been blocked by China from securing vaccine. It's a win win situation actually for both countries who are very friendly towards each other.

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Posted in: Japan to bar entry of foreigners from India, Nepal, Pakistan See in context

Here in Malaysia we already have cases where people coming back from India bring the new covid variant, and yes it is scary and serious

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Posted in: Japan's neighbors react strongly to Fukushima water release decision See in context

Unfortunately Japan has legal precedent on their side because suprise, suprise, every nuclear energy country have been doing that discreetly and quietly without any funfair (South Korea included). Japan has the honor of getting the headline due to Fukushima

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Posted in: Chen wins 3rd straight worlds, beating Olympic champ Hanyu See in context

Hmm yeah right a total flake for someone who already won Olympic gold 2 times back to back and still relatively young (26 years old) but definitely will struggle to keep up with the young ones in terms of fitness.

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Posted in: South Korean court orders Japan to compensate 12 former sex slaves See in context

Hmm, in Korea Herald there is a line here...

In this case, the court could seize the property of the Japanese Embassy in Korea or the assets of the Japanese Cultural Center in Korea, although this might not be easy in reality.

Kim Dae-wol, a manager at the House of Sharing, a nursing home south of Seoul for survivors of Japanese military sexual slavery, said, “The grandmothers do not place much meaning on compensation. Because they don’t have much time left to live.” The victims, known as the grandmothers to their supporters, watched Friday’s ruling at the nursing home online in real time.

“Rather than reparations, there is a greater desire for an apology and they hope that the government will inform its people of these things so that there will be no such war crimes in the future.”

Kinda they are not really doing it for the elderly lady, but seizing Japanese embassy's property and Japanese cultural assets in Korea is very fishy indeed.

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Posted in: China looks forward on anniversary of 1937 Nanjing massacre See in context

It's China's right to remember their own history and commemorate the tragedy, but people tend to forget what can the current generation do to prevent such atrocities, Do China be a better government that treats its own citizens, ethnic minorities and it's surrounding neighbor right? Or as their economy grows becoming more arrogant and behaves exactly what the Imperial Japanese has done before. History will repeats itself.....

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Posted in: Nike ad addresses bullying and racism in Japan; riles up debate online See in context

Bullying and discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation need to be addressed and discussed just like any mature democracy. It's happen to even Japanese children what is more if you're different from the rest. Japan is no exception. As a democratic country you NEED to improve in order to move forward. But it's has to start from Japanese citizens themselves.

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Posted in: Osaka to face Azarenka in U.S. Open final See in context

Congrats!

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Posted in: Carlos Ghosn's house damaged in Beirut blast: report See in context

Yikes, Lebanon right now is in chaos, people are angry, fed up with their government right now. Being right there where Lebanese political and economic elites is hated due to corruption certainly won't help him and his family right now.

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Posted in: Japan extends calls to avoid nightclubs, bars to all prefectures See in context

Sadly the only thing that gonna make people nervous and scared of going out is rows and rows of dead bodies in a coffin just like what is happening in Italy and New York.

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Posted in: Japan struggles to get a grip on social distancing See in context

The hikikomori won't have any problem at all....

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Posted in: Pop group Arashi's album world's top seller in 2019 See in context

The fact that some delusional BTS fans are arguing in twitter because the fact their favourire kpop group just number three below Arashi and Taylor Swift amuses me. They keep coming up with different numbers and acting like the whole system is against them smh...

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Posted in: S Korea protests over Japan's virus travel restrictions See in context

I suspected it is due to South Korean are worried that their kpop industry gonna suffer because their artists cannot go to Japan to make money

https://www.allkpop.com/article/2020/03/k-pop-industry-suffering-from-losses-in-japan-due-to-coronavirus

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Posted in: South Korea, Japan trade travel restrictions in virus row See in context

The irony is that China's response is more rational and understanding given the current situation.

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Posted in: Japan to invalidate 2.8 million visas for Chinese amid virus fears See in context

Dear South Koreans, now is the time to STAY in your country, why on earth they feel the need to travel overseas now puzzled me as most countries already restrict and banning their citizens from travelling to South Korea.

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Posted in: Australian politician calls for immediate review of all anime due to depictions of 'child abuse' See in context

Anime/manga is medium, just like music, movies, video game and all sorts of entertainment. There are manga telling stories that is so diverse (shounen, shoujou, right wing ideology, politics, violent and gore, fantasy etc etc.)

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Posted in: Trump scoffs at 'Parasite' Oscar win See in context

Err doesn't he know many Mexican directors and movie has won the academy award before?

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Posted in: Two-time Olympic champion Hanyu wins Four Continents See in context

Congrats Hanyu

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Posted in: Olympic champ Hanyu 1st after short program at 4 Continents See in context

Well done Yuzu!

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Posted in: Australia defends choice of remote detention center to house locals evacuated from Wuhan See in context

Isolation is good but you also need to take into account the local population of Christmas Island as well

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Posted in: 3 Japanese returnees from Wuhan test positive for new coronavirus See in context

All of foreign countries are beginning evacuating its citizens, UK government in the meantime are being criticized for being too slow compared to the Americans and Japanese

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Posted in: Australia to help some citizens leave China, quarantine them on Christmas Island See in context

Christmas Island citizens: no thanks....

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Posted in: Japan to repatriate citizens from virus-hit Wuhan in chartered plane See in context

The United States is also evacuating of of its citizens right now, well at least the developed nations are. Foreigners in China that comes from poorer countries are left alone to fend for themselves.

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Posted in: Lebanon neighbors welcome Ghosn; activists in uproar See in context

Labanese who are protesting for weeks now due to economic and political crisis are definitely not amused now.

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Posted in: Japan soul-searching over freedom of expression See in context

Japanese artist and perform the best in expressing their freedom of expression when they are not tied in to any government sponsored project. Example is Hirokazu Koreeda who are not bothered to get Japanese government's recognition.

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Posted in: Sadako Ogata, ex-U.N. high commissioner for refugees, dies at 92 See in context

RIP

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Posted in: Nissan mulls pulling out of S Korea, Financial Times reports See in context

If Japanese lenders starts pulling out their money from then it's going to be trouble for SK

http://www.businesskorea.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=33638

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Posted in: Seoul, Busan pass bill to boycott 'war crimes' Japanese firms See in context

Everyone keeps bring Germany as a example, but remember Germany has been very strict of not paying any more compensation to both Poland and Greece based on past agreement.

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Posted in: Japan to revoke S Korea's trusted trade status Wednesday as planned See in context

South Korea: I as a not so good friend of yours who had a rocky and feisty relationship demand you to put me on your GOOD FRIEND LIST..

Japan: Hold it, let me put you back to normal list...

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Posted in: No.of S Korean tourists to Japan drops 7.6% See in context

2.99 million foreigners visited Japan last month, up 5.6 percent on-year. The biggest proportion were 1.06 million Chinese, up 19.5 percent to take up the slack. So, in short, business as usual for Japan's tourism, in fact it's increased ironically.

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