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use it or lose it.

Japan will wake up one morning to find Chinese troops camped on Sekaku.

They will be landed by subs and loaded with prefabricated buildings (remember the 10 day hospital in Wuhan).

Then the choise will be to dislodge them by force or walk away from a fight.

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Same old story, same outcome unless Japan stands up to defend its territory like the Chinese do. If this was the other way around it is no secret that the ships would have been sunk. Why do we never hear about any other country encroaching on Chinese waters that actually is theirs, yet they keep doing this to all of their neighbors. Seems to me that China is the only one out there bullying others and not vice versa. Why not other countries do like the Chinese and send mass ships out there calling "research and peaceful" measures. Seems to work for them. If Japan does not make a move to push them back by force since it is clearly and widely known diplomacy does not work against aggressive neighbors i.e. good example India/China border, NK. Russia/Japan northern islands. hmm common links. Yes Japan needs to move quickly and forget worrying about what the world says and just do it. Move into the islands before the Chinese do and start building on it despite what the world says or does.

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Blow ‘em out the water.

It was a joke.

OK, half a joke.

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China just can’t stop annoying the rest of the world.

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Why do we never hear about any other country encroaching on Chinese waters that actually is theirs, yet they keep doing this to all of their neighbors.

But we have and have done way more than encroach upon their waters. We were in Beijing carving up the capital and China - just not during our times.

I was told every child in China memorizes and knows the 8 nations that were there to divide up China. They are Britain, France, Russia, Italy, USA, Australia, Germany, and Japan. See the French political cartoon (1898) the Cake of Kings and Emperors.

China has a huge chip on its shoulders. Japan won’t be able to do anything with the Russians, the Koreans, and the Chinese unless Japan has its own military. The SDF should defend the Senkakus and other territorial disputes because that is reason for its existence.

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I’m wondering if the COVID-19 could trigger the strengthened corporation with The liberalism countries to weaken opposed countries.

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If China is going to keep acting like this, then publicly support Hong Kong, or do something else to show them they can't just do whatever they want with impunity.

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The world needs to wake up collectively to what China is doing-they are making a move to aggressively become the global super power. The only way to prevent this is through collective isolation of China and its people, until the people of China are forced to overthrow their government-we’ve seen in hk how powerful they can be once they get going. We need to support the democracy fighters in Hong Kong and arm them if necessary.

if japan and the rest of the world sit on our hands, China will just do what they want and say ‘what are you going to do about it?’

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As the 20th century was America's, so the 21st shall be China's.

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As the 20th century was America's, so the 21st shall be China's.

Opinion.

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China is going the Nazi Germany way, drunk on an exaggerated opinion of its own power!!

A smackdown, a hard one at that, is required to bring them down.

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Senkaku and Okinawa islands should be returned to their rightful owners, the Ryukyuans.

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Just expand Senkaku and move the US Marines from Futenma there.

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Historically they are Chinese. Japan got them as a gift from America.

just make the area a marine reserve and stop wasting time and MONEY!

one hour flight by a jet costs around $40000 for fuel alone.

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GoodlucktoyouToday  01:41 pm JST

Historically they are Chinese. Japan got them as a gift from America.

Wrong. Even into the early 1960s Chinese (PRC) maps showed them to be Japanese. Japan incorporated them in 1895 as Terra Nullius and China under the Qing, ROC, PRC ever raised a claim. It was only after Taiwan raised a claim in 1970 for fishiing rights that China(PRC) took over the claim. Despite Chinese arguments of "historical ownership", a ploy they use everywhere to steal territory, no evidence or records of human habitation on the Senkakus exists other than a Japanese fish factory.

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OssanAmerica: "Even into the early 1960s Chinese (PRC) maps showed them to be Japanese."

And yet, you still think Dokdo belong to Japan despite Japan signing them away various times like in 1877, 1904, and including under the original drafts of the San Fransisco Treaty (before the US wanted to gift them to Japan, which was basically the US at the time, to increase their expanded territory to fight against The Red Threat), which clearly recognized them as Korea. I guess it's a case by case basis for you when you want to quote history and say it's valid.

So, I do believe Japan has the better claim when it comes to the Senkakus, but using your own arguments, they do not have valid claims in other disputes... which you then claim are invalid arguments in those cases. Just pointing out the flip-flopping.

"...no evidence or records of human habitation on the Senkakus exists other than a Japanese fish factory."

Once again, more proof that in the case of other disputes, like with Russia and SK, your points give further credence to those countries' claims.

And anyway, I notice once again the complete absence of the people always crying for the US forces to leave Japan, especially in Okinawa.

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39 hours! I guess it takes time to measure the seabed in detail.

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Opinion_

They are trying to provoke Japan into casting a stone, just like they are trying to get India to start something on their border. Again, it's just opinion, but it seems to me like China is chomping at the bit to do some fighting somewhere, they just want to be able to pin the blame elsewhere before they unleash......

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China just wants to divert attention from their crackdown in HK. They're trying to tell Japan, 'We bad, we bad! Don't try to interfere with the HK situation'. A bullying show of force. Posing.

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Nazi germany kept pushing the boundaries to see what they could get away with.

And when the world didn’t react, they pushed some more, & some more.

You see a similar pattern here with China - History repeating itself

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