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Japan's frontier islanders decry lack of gov't plan to aid Taiwanese fleeing attack

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Hysteria level is reaching fever pitch on the subject of Taiwan. Step out of the propaganda feed and look back, I hope you can spot it.

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Just reserve this Island for future refugees coming from Taiwan, problem solved.

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If the Japanese government starts talking too openly about all it's plans to deal with refugees from Taiwan when China invades, it sends China the message: "we're expecting you to do it" and sends Taiwan the message: "we've given up on you". That doesn't help anyone.

Regardless, it is not just potential Taiwanese refugees Japan has to consider but also South Korean refugees if the North invades. Or even North Korean refugees if the Kim regime collapses. I think the Japanese government needs to build a refugee processing center and infrastructure on Tsushima island that can handle all contingencies and also build a hospital ship like I have been requesting for years.

Also, the Phillipines needs to start developing a plan too.

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Reginald BokDec. 5 07:46 pm JST

Boo boo

Taiwan is as much of a lover of the victim card as Japan.

China won't do a thing. Move on

Why do I get the feeling such commenters are trying to get us back to "bide your time"? Well, Xi Jinping put an end to that and it is as dead as a door nail.

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quercetumToday  10:11 pm JST

There will not be a war. It’s just all talk.

Really? When did China renounce the use of force to take Taiwan?

"Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday urged the military to deepen war and combat planning to increase the chances of victory in actual combat, Xinhua news agency said"

https://www.reuters.com/world/china/chinas-xi-tells-military-deepen-war-combat-planning-xinhua-2023-07-06/

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Who knows, Taiwan may one day still win the on going civil war, and refugees could be from China??? Whatever it is, don't be used as a pawn.

There will not be a war. It’s just all talk. If war broke out, the majority of the people would flee or rather go back to China.

China is the homeland. The Taiwanese are like the Americans full of awe and respect of culture when they visit England.

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So out of touch with reality. Both sides are interested making money. There is no way China would want to turn Taiwan into Iraq or the Gaza. People who think China will invade Taiwan are delusional.

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Kiwi,the US do not have plan for all it problem,how are they gonna solve Japanese

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A PRC invasion of Taiwan would escalate into a wider regional conflict very quickly.

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Everyone knows what their Red Line is, at least all politician should. Its Taiwan's moves for independence, as long as that does not happen, there will not be any war to worry about, Japan and Taiwan must be alert and smart, don't let/allow yourself be instigated. Who knows, Taiwan may one day still win the on going civil war, and refugees could be from China??? Whatever it is, don't be used as a pawn.

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Interesting Vertically Polarized, Log Periodic Antennas on that tower, below the Doppler Radar. Wonder where that’s pointing to.

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virusrexToday  07:45 pm JST

The Japanese central government is not going to openly support Taiwanese refugees with a contingency plan. Not only this would mean implicitly accepting those refugees, it also would mean actively opposing China which can have serious costs on top of the current manipulations done by the CCP against Japan.

LOL. If China invades Taiwan do you really think Japan would be concerned about "actively opposing" China?

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Present Japan's LDP regime think nothing besides buying old weapons and benefiting arms industries.

They consider nothing even risk such as many superannuated nuclear plants where located on northern and western sea coast facing North Korea or China or low food-sufficiency.

And tax increasing for arms race policy will kill many japanese social vulnerables before start of war.

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The Japanese central government is not going to openly support Taiwanese refugees with a contingency plan. Not only this would mean implicitly accepting those refugees, it also would mean actively opposing China which can have serious costs on top of the current manipulations done by the CCP against Japan.

Yonaguni can only hope and pray that Mainland China don't attack Taiwan or else they are going to be heavily affected by it.

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Deterring China from taking military action against Taiwan is the #1 priority.

If the Japanese government starts talking too openly about all it's plans to deal with refugees from Taiwan when China invades, it sends China the message: "we're expecting you to do it" and sends Taiwan the message: "we've given up on you". That doesn't help anyone.

Chances are the US and Japan have plans in place, just not publicly.

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Gimmie a break! "Frontier Islands?" How much more condescending can writers get about Okinawa!

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Japan's paltry figures for past refugee acceptance from other parts of the world have no bearing on what it would be facing if China attacks Taiwan. This would be at Japan's doorstep.

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Who is in charge of Japan policies,the villages idiot,it seems that the norm for Japanese,lacking critical thinking at all levels of society

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Just regarding the number of refugees accepted by Japan in 2022. I detail an earlier story from JT this year..

"Last year, Japan awarded a record 202 people refugee status and had a 2 percent refugee application approval rate.

This year, the country has granted more people refugee status than usual. In July, 114 Afghans who were local employees of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, as well as their family members, were recognized as refugees."

Also...

"Between 2001 and 2020, Japan approved an average of less than 1 percent of applications"

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