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Japan to evacuate citizens from South Sudan after violence erupts

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There isn't much hope for the Sudanese. It would be better to leave them and their Nation to their own devices.

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Let Japanese people come home right away.

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@Toshiko The sooner the better. What is the Japanese military doing in Africa? Building roads? 3000km away in Djibouti is their base, ever thought why the PACIFIST country has a military base a Timbuktu distance from home?

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I remember how the US and others were so proud to help South Sudan to gain their independence. George W. even gave the S. Sudan President a cowboy hat. Another success story!

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" very fluid" = chaotic

@ Cogito Ergo Sum , yes " ... A contingent of 350 Japanese army engineers in South Sudan, who are rebuilding roads and other infrastructure as part of a peace keeping operation ..."

However, those being evacuated are, " ... some 47 government aid workers had been ordered back to Japan with between 20 to 30 other Japanese civilians in the capital."

Those 350 souls staying are military. I think they can take care of themselves, even if they are Jmil...

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There isn't much hope for the Sudanese. It would be better to leave them and their Nation to their own devices.

They wouldn't be going through this erratic situation if foreign governments didn't arm and encourage the independence and dissidence. They were more concerned by the oil than the citizens.

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@Myhumbletake,

According to http://www.ibtimes.com/sudan-future-oil-exporting-powerhouse-214305

The major customers of Sudanese and South Sudanese oil is and will continue to be China. In 2010, China acquired 67 percent of Sudan's oil exports, followed by Malaysia, Japan and India. In 2010, Sudan produced 470,000 barrels per day (b/d), of which 100,000 b/d was used for domestic consumption, leaving about 370,000 b/d left for export. Of this latter total, about two-thirds were exported to China.

With Sudan now broken up, South Sudan now produces about 345,000 b/d and Sudan about 150,000 b/d – but these figures are just estimates.

China is the dominant foreign force in Sudan's oil sector

U.S. sanctions have prevented American companies from being involved in Sudan's energy sector, while public pressure has kept away other Western energy firms as well.

The only one with something to gain in Sudan seems to be China.

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@ Qinhai It's just another " scramble " for Africa. The 2nd partition and colonization of Africa. Remember, the road to perdition is paved with good intentions.

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I love how, some Japanese people are so unaware of their governments actions, or believe words like "Self Defense Force" means they have no military, yet I have seen Jets, Tanks, and Helicopters in this country that imo constitutes a military. So why does Japan have a "Self Defense Force" Base in a foreign country? Yep no military here....

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So why does Japan have a "Self Defense Force" Base in a foreign country?

To assist with peace keeping operations. The JSDF has been participating in peace keeping operations in other countries since 1992.

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A contingent of 350 Japanese army engineers in South Sudan, who are rebuilding roads and other infrastructure as part of a peace keeping operation, will remain for now, Nakatani said

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