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Sources say Japan may give planes to Manila for South China Sea patrols

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By Tim Kelly and Nobuhiro Kubo

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I am not sure if Philippines could fight as it has relied on gifts of military equipment from other countries.

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"Oh wait, you just wanna play the old Chinese 'Japan is America's dog' song."

Japan = America's lapdog ... I believe that is the correct term.

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President Obama just said that he wants to take care of USA without asking to borrow from China.

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if these flying antiques would help the Philippines stealubg more rocks and reefs by flying more flights,may God help them

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Kenny IyekawaAug. 07, 2015 - 04:29AM JST "Washington has asked the Japanese military to provide training and maintenance along with any aircraft it supplies to the Philippines" More like 'told'

No, asked is correct. There is no treaty provision that allows the United States to dictate to which country Japan may provide aid. Oh wait, you just wanna play the old Chinese "Japan is America's dog" song.

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eiKen@RolandRackhamAUG. 07, 2015 - 01:28AM JST toshiko - $Sell or give? Seems Filipin forgot WW II history of own country vs Japan Seems the Filipinos haven't forgotten. But the aggressor this time is Neo Imperial China, not Japan

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The last time, Japan's propaganda was DaiTouA KyoEiKen Abr is secretive. Is China really Japan's enem or friend ? Both have been cooperating for economic prosperity of Chian for many years. Mitsubishi? Mitsui? Aren't they in Chna for years?

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"Washington has asked the Japanese military to provide training and maintenance along with any aircraft it supplies to the Philippines"

More like 'told' ...

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You know since Japan signed that secrecy law, its nice to know that people are still leaking stuff to the media. But this would help out the Philippines a lot.

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Definitely a good idea.

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Well they are recon aircraft which can be used in search and rescue. So they have a civilian mission and Japan should give them to the Philippines. I think P3 aircraft as well but without the military systems installed or disabled.

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toshiko - $Sell or give? Seems Filipin forgot WW II history of own country vs Japan

Seems the Filipinos haven't forgotten. But the aggressor this time is Neo Imperial China, not Japan.

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$Sell or give? Seems Filipin forgot WW II history iof own country vs Japan

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Good move by Japan. Help the Philippines to protect themselves.

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Hot air balloons too. More effective and costs less. .... Or let them have access to your satellite images.

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Your enemy's enemy, is your friend..... so give them some planes!

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