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Protests planned at Yokosuka to meet new U.S. aircraft carrier

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I agree with what Masahiko Goto said in the above article. Having a nuclear-powered carrier based in Yokosuka is like having a nuclear power plant built right next to our capital. If a leakage were to happen, millions of people will die. Docking USS George Washington at Yokosuka is too much risk.

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Now I know there will be screams of how "ignorant" these people are, but let's face it they as citizens have every right to protest regardless of how real or not real their fears are. In light of recent allegations of nuclear leaks and crimes by military there, it makes common sense that some may be apprehensive. Or is it simply a case of this being Japan, and you know the rest.

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I really hope the GW ahifts it's arrival date at the last minute to throw these fools off. It would be priceless to have these protesters arrive in Yokosuka on the announced arrival date to find the GW already pierside or not due in for another couple of days. How they would scramble to arrange additional lodging, transportation, bento lunches, etc. for all the hired hands they bussed in from afar.

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ariffshah

There are currently 55 nuclear reactors operating in Japan. The George Washington will be bringing reactors #56 and #57 when she arrives this week. Upon arriving these two US Navy reactors will be the two safest and most reliable reactors operating in Japan. Must be a tough reality for you to accept...

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The fact that the demostrators are Japanese is irrevelant since they constitute a miniscule portion of the general population and they aren't in agreement with their own Ministry of Defense. But we gave these people a democratic form of government which means that these mislead souls, of which there are a great great many all over the world, unfortunately have the right to express their silly opinions. A right which we have to respect.

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USNinJapan2

Reactors #56 and #57

That is a hilarious perspective. Not to mention that the other 55 could leak in the event of a severe enough earthquake. Would the boat be in any danger from a natural disaster?

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That is a hilarious perspective. Not to mention that the other 55 could leak in the event of a severe enough earthquake. Would the boat be in any danger from a natural disaster?

I think if an earthquake was that intense the last thing I would be concerned about is if the G.W was safe.

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keeps them out of the pachinko parlours I suppose

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The article is right; with the carrier there, its as if we put a nuclear plant right next to the capital. Hopefully, its true intentions is for the saftey of the Japanese people. Yet, if it were to leak it could be turned around into something like "its hiroshima again!". Its easy to see why some would be against it.

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The Japanese need to do more or get taken over.

That is it - PERIOD

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