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A Japanese Coast Guard ship assists Philippine Coast Guard personnel as they secure men acting as pirates during a combined maritime exercise by Philippine and Japanese Coast Guards in the waters off Manila Bay, Philippines, on Wednesday. The joint Maritime Law Enforcement (MARLEN) exercise aims to further enhance the capabilities of the Coast Guards from both countries.

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This is projecting soft power?

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It's good to know that freedom-loving countries are joining together against an aggressive bully.

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joining together against an agegressive bully

dressed as Jack Sparrow lest anyone see through the subterfuge

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Both countries would like to get an early start on protecting their sovereignty againts China's aggression.

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Indeed. Not sure pirates are the main issue in SE Asia

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Wakari, in THIS case, the chinese ARE the Pirates.

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So much for China's efforts to make the world think that all of Asia hates Japan. The reality is that most victims of Japan's imperial aggression 70 years ago, like the Philippines are welcoming Japan's participation in maintaining the peace, security and stability of East Asia on all levels. Sorry China but it's you that's acting like Imperial Japan, but then that's what dictatorships do. South China Sea 2016 = Manchuria 1937. China is the one that needs to learn from history.

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So much for China's efforts to make the world think that all of Asia hates Japan. The reality is that most victims of Japan's imperial aggression 70 years ago, like the Philippines are welcoming Japan's participation in maintaining the peace, security and stability of East Asia on all levels. Sorry China but it's you that's acting like Imperial Japan, but then that's what dictatorships do. South China Sea 2016 = Manchuria 1937. China is the one that needs to learn from history.

Absolutely spot on.

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The area between Zamboanga/Sulu Mindanao (South Philippines) and Sulawesi/ Kalimantan East Indonesia (Celebes Sea, Banda Sea) is popular with pirates, though they mainly target small vessels, such as yachts, tourist boats, coastal cargo ships. Even some local diving charter boats have been attacked. They mainly look for cash and expensive items; violence and murder are rare, and after robbing you, they at least leave you with your boat.

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