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Goodwill visit


Crew members of Kashima, a training warship of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), stand during the arrival of two other JMSDF training warships, Isoyuki and Shirayuki, at Rodman port in Panama City on Wednesday. The ships are making a three-day goodwill visit to Panama.

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I'm sure glad they left out a picture of the flag.

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FizzBitJun. 27, 2013 - 07:25AM JST I'm sure glad they left out a picture of the flag.


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Cause it is seen by some as a symbol of right wing emperialism and military colonialism in Asia. Kinda like a swastika in Europe. But you knew that.

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The flag is a non issue. It was their naval ensign before the war and its been the naval ensign since. Britain dominated much of the world with its union jack flag but are never asked to withdraw it because of past aggressions. The whole issue over the naval ensign is just plain stupid and there are actually real issues which need dealing with.

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Have to wonder what the Japanese sailors think of that uniform--a bit too reminiscent of a schoolgirl's uniform, I'd guess.

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Panamanian mothers, lock up your daughters?

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No. just to avoid another 200+ comment rant on the subject again. lol

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gaihonjin; those school uniforms are based entirely on said Naval uniforms. I think it's a generally accepted fact.

This news is great! Hope everyone does well over there!

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LOL, you guys gave me a chuckle. Hope if there are any Koreans in Panama they don't freak out at the sight of the flag and try to sink the ships.

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those school uniforms are based entirely on said Naval uniforms

So true. But I must admit that the sailors look as if they were wearing schoolgirl uniforms.

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The naval uniforms of most countries have been the same for hundreds of years, first based on the needs of the time, and then traditions. The British naval uniforms are very similar to the Japanese ones.

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@ OssanAmerica

It was a joke. Forgot the "sarc"

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How about a goodwill visit closer to home?

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How about a goodwill visit closer to home?

Where? They visit many ASEAN countries on regular basis.

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The US Navy enlisted personnel's dress uniform is still a sailor suit.

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Shankun, a wee bit closer to home than ASEAN

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