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Japan to send SDF members for peacekeeping operations in Egypt in April

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Good for them.

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Japan to send SDF members for peacekeeping operations in Egypt in April

Ok...let's see how the public is going to react! Last time when they sent a battalion there was quite of bit of flack!

Japan will send two Self-Defense Force members

Oopps, my bad! Belay my previous comment....can anyone say "click-bait"?

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2 people, as observers. It is a step.

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So there you have it. Japan doesn't need to change the constitution to send troops to help allies at war.

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So there you have it. Japan doesn't need to change the constitution to send troops to help allies at war.

Right, unless they want to legally do something other than 'observe'...

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The requirements include the existence of a cease-fire agreement among warring parties.

How can japan possibly understand the complicated political and religious background there? Also there is no ceasefire. I’ve been to Egypt quite a few times. It is not just govt and a few rebels fighting. In middle Egypt I had armed soldier escorts. In the Libyan desert I had to cover myself for fear of kidnapping. In Sinai, Bedouin’s hate the govt. then there are Copts, Shia, shite, nubians etc. and Israel is very close by. Many radicals, bombings and revenge attacks. And of course, oil.

i don’t wanna sound negative and the Red Sea is one of my favorite scuba diving locations, but look at the mess South Sudan is in after japan went there.

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Japan will send two Self-Defense Force members

To do what???? make sushi for the soldiers??

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Egypt is a strong key ally of Japan and the west and has one of the largest military in the world:

https://youtu.be/HZ-pl2L74VE

To protect the Suez canal trade route which is vital for Asia/EU/East coast of the US and world Trade in general and especially for their economic growth safe.

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Goodlucktoyou

Their economy is growing at 5.7% GDP and will reach 7% by two years, by 2030 will be one of the top ten economieshttps://youtu.be/_YHzpxn6psk

Not sure what the negative bias if you don't look at their economy and building a massive new capital:

https://youtu.be/kKST8x9apnU

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Its awesome that Japan is bravely joining peacekeeping missions to save the world!

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@Kenji Fujimori

Egypt is a strong key ally of Japan and the west and has one of the largest military in the world:

You don't get it,  Sinai is the home ground of ISIS and Al Qaeda of the Sinai.

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