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Post Reply Japan on refuge crisis: "We must look after ourselves before we take refugees"
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Posted 9/30/15
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/30/japan-says-it-must-look-after-its-own-before-allowing-syrian-refugees-in

Tried to find the other article I saw this on, but this will have to do.

My opinion: While I believe this can be sort-of selfish, I'd have to agree with Japan. While the war in Syria has devastated countless lives... that shouldn't be any other countries problem. It'd good that Japan contributes ovr a billion dollars in financial aid, at least. At the very least, I believe refugees need to pass a citizenship test to be allowed to live here. Let them study about whatever country it is they are going to for a month, if they don't pass, goodbye.

So, what do you guys think? This was probably already posted before, but ehh, whatever. XD
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Posted 9/30/15
Send every able body person 16-65 back into the fray.
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VZ68 wrote:

Send every able body person 16-65 back into the fray.


As in conscript them for military service and use them like skrimishers... what is this, the Red Army? lol
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AirMarshall wrote:


VZ68 wrote:

Send every able body person 16-65 back into the fray.


As in conscript them for military service and use them like skrimishers... what is this, the Red Army? lol




Works for me.
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Posted 9/30/15 , edited 10/3/15
Japan has nothing to do with that mess.
The same can't be said for the USA and others
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Posted 9/30/15 , edited 9/30/15

VZ68 wrote:


AirMarshall wrote:


VZ68 wrote:

Send every able body person 16-65 back into the fray.


As in conscript them for military service and use them like skrimishers... what is this, the Red Army? lol




Works for me.


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Posted 9/30/15
If the people wanted to better their own country good if not no country is obligated to support them. Cold I know but when every country can't even provide for their own citizens adding millions more will simply just weaken them faster. The countries that are complaining about others not taking them in let them send in ground forces to take care of the problem so there be no need for the Syrians/Iraqis or others to leave in the first place.
Posted 9/30/15
Good for Japan and I really hope they don't waiver and take any of them in. To be clear I have nothing against refugees, I do have a problem with economic migrants that are passing as refugees. It's people like them that make it harder to help out people who really need the help.
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I'd argue that Japan has the right of it in this matter, rather than owe readily to the pretensions of humanitarianism and letting in refugees to an already bloated economic and populated system. Which is exactly what the EU and US seem to be doing, rather than say, getting off their high horse for a moment and picking up the pieces of the country they broke that these people, good and bad, are fleeing from. That Japan is offering a billion in support is enough, they are in no way obligated to let refugees in, and while they will be pressured to, they shouldn't be, and I sincerely hope they don't break on this matter.

Want to help the refugees ultimately? Provide them land, aid, and protection in a neutral area where they can build anew, there are still plenty of islands in and around the Mediterranean that are unpopulated and ideal, send them there for the foreseeable future. Almost everyone wants to help a neighbour in desperate need, but precious few genuinely want to invite that neighbour into their home permanently, but that's what is happening, and it isn't really helping them or us.

Western powers should finish what was started, or wash their hands and close their doors entirely, choose one, because at both they're woefully ineffectual; IS, despite its perceived power is ultimately a puny drop in the ocean in actuality, and the only real reason it hasn't been annihilated is because of politics ethical/humanitarian concerns and apathy.
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I wonder how stuff is going over at Fukushima? Did they ever get that nuclear pile under control and buried? Or is Japan waiting do die a slow nuclear death?
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I wonder how stuff is going over at Fukushima? Did they ever get that nuclear pile under control and buried? Or is Japan waiting do die a slow nuclear death?


Just want to comment, that even if everything went worst case scenario, it would not put it into a slow death at all. The Chernobyl Incident only had to establish a radius of 19 miles around the reactor. realistically, prob a safe radius of 22 miles would be all that is needed in the event of a catastrophic event. Also, To Answer the original question, Everything is under control, and the plant is expected to last at least another 20-30 years unless decommissioned early, which intent has not been stated. It was also found that the companies managing it were irresponsible and could have prevented this. Harvard did their own independent studies and found the same of other plants in the country.
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Posted 10/1/15 , edited 10/1/15
Actually as russia is proping up the syrian dictator and pumping arms into the conflict. Shouldn't Russia have to take some responsibility for the refugees?
The US litterally has thousands of illigal refugees crossing their southern border daily. We have not sorted that out yet. Is it fair to them to place syrians above those already here illigaly?
Posted 10/1/15
Dammit, I would've posed as a refugee to get citizenship in Japan. :/ Seeing as how Abe is Abe, I'm not surprised. Can't taint the pure Empire of the Rising Sun, now can we?
Posted 10/1/15 , edited 10/1/15
Good on them. Japan's culture isn't very multicultural.
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Posted 10/1/15 , edited 10/1/15

PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Dammit, I would've posed as a refugee to get citizenship in Japan. :/ Seeing as how Abe is Abe, I'm not surprised. Can't taint the pure Empire of the Rising Sun, now can we?


Lol i had the same thought, as an anime nerd i think japan should accept me as a refugee from american political correctness lmao i shouldn't need a passport or visa to go whereever i want to go and my country of destination has a morral obligation to settle me and they must pay me germany's social welfare benifits
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