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The systems were sold or gifted?

Sounds like they were were gifted.

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The systems were sold or gifted?

A gift.

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Defense/Japan-to-give-Philippines-coastal-radars-deepening-security-ties

They are a very advanced radar too.

https://www.mitsubishielectric.com/defense/products/fps-3me/index.html

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Thanks

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a big Thank you to Japan! Japan-Asean, the Force of Democracy, Freedom and Human Right, always stand together and grow stronger. This alliance is very much needed to contain the evil commy lurking around in the region

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Now gift ‘em some Hawks …and I don’t mean some birds

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Waiting tlo hear China complain before praising Japan for this.

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a big Thank you to Japan! Japan-Asean, the Force of Democracy, Freedom and Human Right

you do know The Philippines has one of the worst human rights, and democracy.

and who is paying this, transportation, training, maintaince.

also illegal under Article 9.

BTW, I have lived in the Philippines before so I understand a little.

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Gotta get that war started, oh what joy you will all have.

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Outsourced, and, foolishly accepted.

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StefanToday  01:08 pm JST

also illegal under Article 9.

Exporting or gifting weapons/weapons systems are not even mentioned, much less prohibited in Article 9.

Restraints hacve been self imposed since 2014 which are now changing.

"Article 9. Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes.

In order to accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph, land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained. The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized."

https://japan.kantei.go.jp/constitution_and_government_of_japan/constitution_e.html#:~:text=Article%209.,means%20of%20settling%20international%20disputes.

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a big Thank you to Japan! Japan-Asean, the Force of Democracy.

Eh, I wouldn't call ASEAN a force for democracy. Most of the membership are either outright dictatorships, such as Myanmar, Brunei, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos or have authoritarian but "elected" (where the most strident critics are either behind bars or being sued into silence) such as Singapore (they sue their opponents into silence), Indonesia, Malaysia (criticize to loudly and you get tried for buggery or for some sort of financial crime) and Thailand where the military has veto power over everything. Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar are compliant Chinese tributary states. Of Asia's democracies, only the Philippines is an ASEAN member. South Korea and Japan are not members nor is Taiwan.

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