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Japan, U.S. begin joint island-retaking drill

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tkoind2, china is listening, but hasn't seen anything except a dog playing a kid game with its master far away. get closer, ready dog food for u. splksgt96, sorry, we'd like to take ur teeth off one by one if it is visiable. then give u a U-meat ball into ur blood mouth.

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Return SOVEREIGNTY to the Ryukyu Islands and let them work with China - they work well with everyone.

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//drill based on the U.S. mainland. Why not Hawaii?

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Japan is a multi-island nation with on-going disputes with Russia in the north, Korea in the north-west and China in the south-west. It must surely be better for Japan to be prepared and capable in any direction, than unprepared and incapable.

So what? Do you seriously think that 1000 of Japanese troopers would regain Northern Terriries by force ? :-))))

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Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, who has previously stressed “Dawn Blitz” was not aimed at China,

yeeeah, right. iknowwhatyoudidthere...

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When a poodle shows its teeth it's harmless. But only depends to who the poodle shows its teeth as it might become dangerous for himself...

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It is about time JAPAN showed its teeth!

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China should stop the BS and not worry about the Senkaku Islands etc..better to worry to treat their OWN millions and millions of people with respect and dignity or soon there will not be a country called CHINA and they will end up breaking up like the Balkans etc...

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In this timing!!! I wonder what the Chinese leader this time in the US soil has said to Obama when he was spending totally for 8 hours with him. I know he discussed something about Senkaku to Obama besides cyber attack.

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So, what's the bet that next week we have China doing drills to take an island? This drill is more of a political drill than a military one.

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Chinese will likely wait until Japan and US will go through some trouble times.

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Some of the posters above have kindly pointed out for us less intelligent readers that these drills are directed at China.

Japan is a multi-island nation with on-going disputes with Russia in the north, Korea in the north-west and China in the south-west.

It must surely be better for Japan to be prepared and capable in any direction, than unprepared and incapable.

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Note to editor: The three arms of Japan's Self Defense Forces are called Ground, Maritime and Air. The Japanese Constitution forbids having an "army," "navy" or "air force."

That said, a smooth multinational exercise should go a long way toward keeping certain ambitions in check in the Western Pacific.

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karjai

US the main culprit.

So in this case what are we the main culprit of? Helping our ally become more proficient at defending it's territory? In that case we're guilty as charged.

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Pretty clear message to China I would think. So China are you listening? Do pay close attention because this is all for you mates.

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Intelligent and proper military strategy for Japan and allies.

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US the main culprit.

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And due to "remote"nature of the hypothetical sland, it should not excluded that it might well be the ideal site for testing a weapon not unlike the "little boy" in its destructive power... Talk about speculating with fire...

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Too bad the US General of Japan doesn't care. Too Soon?

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