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Abe says Japan, U.S., S Korea must have unity on dealing with N Korea

Wow, what an innovative idea. Glad he thought of it. Now the world will be a safer place.

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Abe says Japan, U.S., S Korea must have unity on dealing with N Korea

No Abe did not say this, Abe doesnt have the pull with the US to dictate anything

He did say this;

Japan, the United States and South Korea are in complete agreement about the need to strengthen pressure (on North Korea), including at the U.N. Security Council," Abe told reporters at his office after Japanese officials spoke to counterparts in Washington and Seoul.

The difference is subtle but important, the headline makes it sound like Abe is being "strong" and a "leader", and dictating what is going to happen.

That's the farthest thing from the truth, this is his "domestic face" the one he shows Trump, is going to be a whole hell of a lot different and subservient.

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Sanctions are not working. Trump is not going to do anything. So is S Korea. Don't depend on them. Just drop WWII style bombs on Pyongyang bomb factories. Then Japan will find which countries are friends of Japan.

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Blah....blah....blah....blah.....blah! For the last... how many years.... N. Korea has continually launched missiles and threatened its neighbors, and the media continues to eat it up. Obviously because it sells... but we need to just totally stop reporting anything regarding N. Korea.

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sensei258Today 06:38 am JSTAbe says Japan, U.S., S Korea must have unity on dealing with N Korea

Wow, what an innovative idea. Glad he thought of it. Now the world will be a safer place.

Yes it is. Let's hope Moon gets it this time.

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Obviously because it sells... but we need to just totally stop reporting anything regarding N. Korea.

Not reporting about some celebrity and their latest breakup or whatever is one thing, not reporting about North Korea is something totally different.

This is news, and should be reported, better to know about the troubles in the world than not.

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It's all a Bs game. Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia are much bigger countries then North Korea. All bs trump would have to do is make up a lie. The American people would back it lie or not put some boots on he ground in North Korea and kill their leader!!! Oh. But wait. North Korea has nothing the u.s. Wants. The u.s. Supposedly found n took out bin landen. They found saddam. Tried in world court and convicted on war crimes from 1986. So why the u.s. Just won't go n take out the small minded leader of North Korea. All I hear from these leaders of the u.s. Japan and S korea. " we must be unified blah blah blah this and that". Do something about it already!!! Don't talk about. Be about it. As I understand the jp fishermen are angry (as they should be) the N korea missles falling into their area of work. Sooner or later. Someone is going to be in the wrong spot at the wrong time. Then what will jp u.s. Do?

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While the Abe administration insists that pressure rather than dialogue is now necessary to compel Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile development efforts

 After 70 years of American threats Pyongyang is never going to abandon its nuclear deterrent so surely dialogue is now the only way to achieve anything.

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Hello Kitty 321Today 10:51 am JSTWhile the Abe administration insists that pressure rather than dialogue is now necessary to compel Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile development efforts

After 70 years of American threats Pyongyang is never going to abandon its nuclear deterrent so surely dialogue is now the only way to achieve anything.

Decades of dialogue haven't achieved anything either. And you are grossly mistaken if you think that the "US has been threatening NKorea for 70 years"

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Just acknowledge North Koreas ambition and try your best to fully comprehend North Korea as you were them in their situation. Excluded and left behind to rot by the rest of the world. Spied on by USA, South Korea and China. And repeatedly been backstabbed by the U.S every time after promising talks on a possible reunification with the South reached the light. Just leave South and North the alone to finally reach an acceptable agreement for both involved parties to feel at ease with, as common "brothers and sisters"!! It has never been about what Russia, China, Japan or USA thinks and should never be either! This is all up to North and South to resolve by themselves! Anything else has not proven sufficient.

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"While the Abe administration insists that pressure rather than dialogue is now necessary to compel Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile development efforts,, South Korean President Moon Jae In has proposed holding talks between the South and North."

So, Japan thinks they all have to work together so long as it's Japan's way. "Pressure" has not, and will not work. Dialogue is the only thing that has made any progress in the past. That progress was then nixed by Japan's "pressure".

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Japan will resolutely respond (to the threat) while basically doing absolutely nothing. Thanks for the clarity, Abe.

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This is all just so repetitive....obviously sanctions are having a jack all effect esp. If China is not fully on board so dialogue is the only alternative way forward. But hey talking to young Kim as an equal at a negotiating table after calling him all sorts of names would hurt some egos this side of the pond so let's just keep on pressing for more ineffective sanctions. Let's have South and North sit down and try to work something out as Moon is suggesting.

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I tend to think DPRK nukes are inevitable. Obviously many people think otherwise and so there is a lot of hyperbole in these discussions. But if you accept the inevitability of DPRK nukes, the strategy changes. Nobody knows the best strategy, but clearly it should involve both positive and negative pressure (ie. dialog, sanctions) applied to both DPRK and any country they interact with.

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Abe should go to NK and have direct talks with Kim.

Stop being an Amerikano zombie suffering from Stockholm Syndrome.

At least those missiles won't be aimed at another Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The people of Japan and Okinawa have no quarrel with the people of NK.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's defence ministerb has thrown in the towel, for yet fully to be fully established, politically the content of digitally maintained peaces keeping activities/interference in Somalia, or otherwise, that ultimate implications for future legislation required to change Japan's constitution Prime Minister Shinzo Abe whole premiership is based upon.

So a Political and diplomatic vacuum has been thrust upon the soaking wet liberal Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, and his rinse dried counterpart South Korean Kang Kyung Wha, along with the limp liberally drenched South Korean President Moon Jae-in who is the very definition of appeasement personified.

President Moon Jae-in has in his cabinet a pious poisonous Presbyterian crone-hag cabal of  vindictive viciousness, point focused on the past instantiate,  instead of concentrating on the present imminent dangers of kowtowing to dictatorship that is hell bent on a catastrophic nuclear war.

President Trump spine only exists in his pompous vanity, literature and reality TV.

The global community need more, they need leadership through the acceptance that North Korea must be given no quarter, no mercy, this is the last war.

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I recently read an news article on another website about the reason why North Korea is ignoring the peace talk purposed by South Korea. It basically says this is because S. Korea has nothing N. Koreawants. The North needs food. Russia and those humanitarian organisations are supplying it . Oil is supplied by China. It is reported that there is even growth in its overall economics which means the sanctions are not working. On the surface it is N. Korea against S. Korea, Japan and USA. But Russia and China are no doubt backing N.K.. There is even news saying the technology that N.K. use s to build the ICBM is from Russia. Therefore unless Russia and China do something , which is highly unlikely, nothing will change.

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I am also frightened I won't see my 29th birthday sorry if I sound blunt and rude. I just believe the talking has to stop.

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They say many things but Japan, S. Korea and United States do not know what to do.

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..lol, comedy as usual,, who gains from the tinkering by the north...walla,,, hello japan! hello s.korea!,, get smart,, trumps havin buiscuits with kim..lolool

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marcelitoToday 12:00 pm Let's have South and North sit down and try to work something out as Moon is suggesting.

So far Moon is a buffoon. He extended his warm hand to start talks with NKorea, and hey ignored him. Then continued with another ICBM test. Moon stopped further THAAD deployment to appease China then just did an about face again after this missile. After all the work the US has done to resolve issues between SK and JPN, Moon wants to reneg on the 2015 Comfort Women agreement. He thinks it's business as normal for SK, and not grasping the fact that this KIm is taking a far tougher stance and direction than his father or grandfather.

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North Korea must face complete obliteration

Care to sign up at the nearest recruitment center and put your money where your mouth is?

Look at who benefits from North Korea being a threat. Follow the money. Stop being duped.

Glad to hear another sane voice not falling for the 'lets senselessly attack a sovereign nation to fix it' syndrome!!

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@jt NK and Afghanistan have the worlds largest receives of rare metals.

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