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4 European countries to hold defense drills with Japan in summer

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Europeans are getting serious with their military support for Japan.

China really needs to power down and learn some manners. As for North Korea? Well, the less said the better!

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Kihara said the planned visits by the European forces are "evidence showing each nation's will and capabilities" to get involved in the Indo-Pacific.

Do they have no business in their region? Why do you think that ordinary Japanese people will be happy about this kind of European participation?

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The world has polarized into the Democratic countries and the Autocratic ones. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see this just by following the news.

It is global in nature and regional separation is no longer relevant as the impact of conflict affects every country regardless of location.

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Do they have no business in their region?

Of course they do. Their commerce flows through the South China Sea. The worlds largest container shipping lines are European, MSC, CMA-CGM and Maersk to name three. Fully 25% of the worlds merchant ships are owned by Greek individuals or corporations.

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UAfanToday  12:48 pm JST

great taxpayers money wasting...what for?

against whom?

To prevent WWIII.

Against the nations most likely to start WWIII, Russia and China.

Does one really need to ask?

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This is outstanding news. More nations cooperating to keep international waterways safe for all trade. Every nation in Asia should be very happy that these nations are participating and training together in their region.

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Europe falling apart and the European circus is going to waste time on the other side of the world, instead of doing the right thing and not letting Europe end up sinking itself..

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Have you ever seen this phrase used in an article?

"Italy's growing maritime assertiveness in the Indo-pacific region"

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NATO is just itching to expand into the Asia-Pacific.

What is it about the NA in NATO people do not understand?

China, NK and Russia have as much right to use international waterways as anyone else, so prepare to see plenty of joint exercises around Japan, not to mention the waters of the Americas. Did I see a Russian nuclear sub enter Havana harbour?

Both sides can play the escalation game.

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happyhereToday 03:34 pm JST

China, NK and Russia have as much right to use international waterways as anyone else, so prepare to see plenty of joint exercises around Japan, not to mention the waters of the Americas. Did I see a Russian nuclear sub enter Havana harbour?

Russia has historically done a bunch of exercise near the US. That's what happens when you are a belligerent little piece of something: threats don't mean anything anymore.

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@Ossam regional separation is no longer relevant

Yes it is.

Think Ukraine vs Russia, Israel vs Gaza, Taiwan vs China, NK vs SK for starters

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The article does not mention NATO. The member countries are also separate individual countries making their own independent decisions.

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