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Here we go again.

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Here we go again.

yes, Japan is now very strong with F-35 on the way :)

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“We are not experiencing any disobedient behaviour from the captain,” he said.

I guess running for 6 hours, being chased by 5 CG vessels doesn't equate to being disobedient?

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There are no disputed waters with these fishermen. As soon as they are spotted they always try to flee for the safety of their maritime borders. They all know exactly where the line is drawn.

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It's high time that the coast guards of all Asian countries took the correct measures with these Chinese poachers.

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Glad the Coast Guard is better at getting their man than the Police here are.

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Is this gonna be the usual catch & release, or are they going to find anything onboard?

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It's getting difficult for the Chinese to go to South Korea so more will be coming here.

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Shoot mercilessly !

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China is handling this very well. They have a real cool hand over there. Usually I have an opinion but this is different. All the cards aren't on the table.

If one party acts calmly and responsibly then the other party should do the same if the shoe is on the other foot. So if in the near future, a Japanese fishing vessel should be detained or it's Captain arrested how will Tokyo react?

Anyway, we shall see how this unfolds in the future. Things are really calm right now. We all know how quickly life can change.

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Here we go again.

Not really, it seems to have happened in undisputed Japanese waters. China isn't so stupid to insist Chinese fishermen can illegally trawl in Japanese waters.

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Why is the Jolly Roger flag flying on the coast guard?

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Indeed, this case seems different than the last one... Let's hope that China won't act once again like the big bully and admit the mistakes of it's citizens.

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" "A coast guard vessel pursued the fisherman’s 130-ton boat for over six hours after it was spotted lowering ropes into the water around four kilometers off islands in Nagasaki" "

The samurai should to be would turning in his grave now of shame. The memory of our ancestors deserve more respect mr. Noda!

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Can't this be solved diplomatically?

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why the chinese so stubburn! very sad and not co-operate at all! idiot people!

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Genji17

That's right!

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If the Chinese did not act so ignorant, selfish and arrogant, there would not be a problem.

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Way to solve this is to just sink the chinese illegal fishing boats, make a habit of just shooting at them and sinking them, pretty sure the chinese captains will get the message after the first two boats are sunk.

Chasing and arresting them does nothing but show weakness.

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1) 5 Coast Guard ships chasing a 160 ton FISHING boat which took 6 hours? I think they need to re-examine their tactics.

2) $3,900 fine? Yup. They sure showed him. I think the chase itself probably cost at least 5 times that amount. 5 Ships with a full crew for more than 6 hours. I have no idea what the hour rate is to run those boats but I'm guessing it costs a fair amount.

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If the Chinese did not act so ignorant, selfish and arrogant, there would not be a problem.

@tokyokawasaki. And you think Japan is never that way in today's world? Don't make me laugh. =D

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Deja vu all over again. The communist government of China has no ability to educate its citizen at all. China talks about peace but acting like bully. If you weak and kind, China will not give a helping hand, but taking advantage of you immediately. When most the world are trying to define spiritual value, China worships money and greed. China has shown such ugly reality so far, and neither a contributor or good catalyst for our planet earth. China needs another marching revolution in order to live in civilized world, thus hoping this time will not millions be killed.

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@Chuan:

And you think Japan is never that way in today's world? Don't make me laugh.

How many Japanese fisherman have been arrested for illegally fishing in Chinese waters?

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This chinese fishermen will always try to poach their neighboring countries. China have very strong Laws and Rules and implement it with punishments violators will never forget. IMO, Japan should follow China's method of catching and punishing this poachers. A fine of $3,900 is nothing. Remember the disputed Spratly Islands when Chinese military shoot and killed some Vietnamese fishermen over the territory of the disputed Spratly Islands of which Vietnam is also claiming. Wondering why United Nations have no teeth solving and settling this kind of problems between countries. I guess we just wait for the Mayan Calendar predictions of December 2012. If that will happened, every problem in this planet will be solved.......... Happy Holidays.

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Then why hasn't Japan done it already?

Because CHuan, some countries are more civilized then China is.

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How many Japanese fisherman have been arrested for illegally fishing in Chinese waters?

They don't fish in Chinese waters. They go into Russian waters and get arrested/shot at/sunk.

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"... four kilometers off islands in Nagasaki...."

Damn, these Chinese poachers are getting more aggressive. Due to overfishing in their own Chinese waters, they're now brazenly trespassing into South Korean and Japanese waters, then flee or fight and hope their big-brother government will bully for them.

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Because CHuan, some countries are more civilized then China is.

@Gurukun. Then keep those Japanese war-hawks and ultra-nationalists contained and away from high government positions if Japan is so civilized.

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Then keep those Japanese war-hawks and ultra-nationalists contained and away from high government positions if Japan is so civilized.

Okay, then lets take the men and women with the children like mentality out of the Chinese Gov't and all will be fine.

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Moderators. Why are there Pirate flags on the Japanese coastguard boats in the photos attached to this story?

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@cleo

[Japanese] don't fish in Chinese waters. They go into Russian waters and get arrested/shot at/sunk.

You're correct, as far as it goes. The question is still how many, and the answer is very few.

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After 6 hours they should have shot a huge hole in it.

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And yes, the Pirate flags on the Japanese boats...Halloween is done. Where is the Col. dressed in Red??

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it seems dont have any fish in the sea of china? china what a headaches u cost alots of troubles everywhere.

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After 6 hours they should have shot a huge hole in it.

Certainly, and then the People's Liberation Army Navy could sail in and bombard Nagasaki as reprisal. Or maybe torch every Japanese embassy in the country.

Hey, while we're at it, maybe this could be open season for the Australian navy to shoot every Japanese whaling ship full of holes in the Antarctic?

Boy would this be fun to watch.

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The "pirate flags" are there on the JCG ships to scare the pirates caught stealing "sea food" in Japanese waters!

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@CHuan Then keep those Japanese war-hawks and ultra-nationalists contained and away from high government positions if Japan is so civilized

I have heard the Japanese Coast Guard and Maritime self Defense Force call a lot of thing but not these terms. They had every right to put a shot in front of it or disable the ship. However they did the "humane" thing and wore them down.

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A six-hour chase is ridiculous. If they won't stop and be boarded, put a shot across the bow. If they continue to run, they're cannon fodder.

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@JohnBecker, yes I agree with you on this issue. If they do not yield then the coast guard should of opened fire. I the ship is sunk or people hurt too bad. Otherwise they might as well try and catch them with butterfly nets. Second they need to take the boat and crew, once processed after their court etc, they can return to Japan. Their fishing boat becomes property of the state if found guilty.

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A six-hour chase is ridiculous. If they won't stop and be boarded, put a shot across the bow. If they continue to run, they're cannon fodder.

@JohnBecker. If the chase is that long. They should give up the chase since the Chinese boats will be exiting Japan's waters from the pursuit. It is a much better alternative than firing at them, provoking a war or military retaliation with China.

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@JohnBecker, yes I agree with you on this issue. If they do not yield then the coast guard should of opened fire. I the ship is sunk or people hurt too bad. Otherwise they might as well try and catch them with butterfly nets. Second they need to take the boat and crew, once processed after their court etc, they can return to Japan. Their fishing boat becomes property of the state if found guilty.

@YuriOtani. Sorry, Japan is too "civilized" to take those aggressive measures.

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. If the chase is that long. They should give up the chase since the Chinese boats will be exiting Japan's waters from the pursuit.

Bwahahahahahaha, that made my morning! So basically Japan should have chased them longer if the Chinese boat was deeper in Japan waters? Japan should enter China waters and see what happens. We'll see who the war mongers really are.

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