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Leaders of Japan, China, S Korea agree to cooperate on N Korea, promote free trade

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Everyone seems amazed by recent developments. Is East Asia getting past the effects of the last great war..... finally, 30 years after Europe and well into another century? 

Maybe Swiss education and what, the effects of red capitalism at last work on the most elusive.

While islanders still need to make peace and the globe is getting smaller by the day, humans will define history.

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Cool. If they can all knock off the pettiness, NE Asia can finally enter the 21st century.

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Free trade or fair trade? Not one and the same. Good to see some level of cooperation though. A denuclearized N.Korea will be a blessing for everyone.

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I implore DPRK not to compromise do not get rid of your nukes until all nukes are removed from US bases and any other areas they are located in Japan and on Guam. All US forces must leave S Korea, military exercises must stop, do not discuss abductions until Japan faces justice about the millions of kids it has abducted, Japan and US must pay reparations for the destruction of Korea they caused during the Korean War, all 'comfort women' must be called sex slaves, Japan must cease and desist all anti Korean demonstration and arrest all demonstrators. If Kim does not demand and get these he will be betrayed.

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I implore DPRK not to compromise do not get rid of your nukes until all nukes are removed from US bases and any other areas they are located in Japan and on Guam. All US forces must leave S Korea, military exercises must stop, do not discuss abductions until Japan faces justice about the millions of kids it has abducted, Japan and US must pay reparations for the destruction of Korea they caused during the Korean War, all 'comfort women' must be called sex slaves, Japan must cease and desist all anti Korean demonstration and arrest all demonstrators. If Kim does not demand and get these he will be betrayed.

A more realistic approach is far more likely to achieve peace. These demands guarantee a return to the status quo and the people that lose the most? North Koreans.

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Curious, after the iran debacle, why in the world would this agreement be trustworthy? A few years down the road, a color revolution will materialize and 'democracy' will be introduced. Script so overused,it's boring. Kim better watch his six. Give an inch...

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Good news

Asian countries should overcome the differences, the past in order to build cooperative ties , promote peace and prosperity for Asia .

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If they are quick enough they could achieve it and whip the carpet away from under Trump's feet. Could be a more reliable one than with Trump who would only cancel once he's having a meltdown.

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The end of the last holdout regarding Central Bank, now the real Globalist dreams becomes closer to ONE WORLD rule and one SUPREME RULER...here goes; US rules the Americas with implementation of the Amero, in Europe is Britain, with the EURO, despite BREXIT, and Russia will rule the Middle East with whatever currency come up, cashless society is next and then final touches of ONE WORLD RULE...oh and China rules Asia.

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A corner of the world where : religion, as most people see this human invention, is on a back burner; idiology has let to shooting sparrows or embracing the state god; social studies are to be abolished or suppressed if not convenient; its money as the solution for the human condition ..... until the next hype, some manga probably.

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The end of the last holdout regarding Central Bank, now the real Globalist dreams becomes closer to ONE WORLD rule and one SUPREME RULER...here goes; US rules the Americas with implementation of the Amero, in Europe is Britain, with the EURO, despite BREXIT, and Russia will rule the Middle East with whatever currency come up, cashless society is next and then final touches of ONE WORLD RULE...oh and China rules Asia.

Certainly a tussle going on right now between a supra-national organizations, like the E.U, and a nationalist approach. Can we have global cooperation on global issues, like climate change and yet still have space for maintaining the sovereign nation state approach for everything else? I personally think its the best compromise.

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5 years Abe bad policy can't change 5000 years civilized Northeast Asians. The United States of Northeast Asia is the fate and the destination.

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So even Japan's Abe says, "...complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula...". It'll be interesting how the US reacts to being told to leave that part of the world militarily, after already surrendering economically. Interesting axis of Japan, China and South Korea.

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Japan's leader is to hold talks separately with Moon and Li later Wednesday. Japanese officials said they plan to propose a free and peaceful East China Sea, but do not plan to raise contentious issues such as South Korean "comfort women" forced to provide sex to Japan's wartime military.

Why should Japan?

A few years ago they made another round of apologies and compensation for the comfort women issue, at the time hailed by South Korea as being the definitive and final deal on the issue.

Bu I knew better and predicted no matter what Japan ever does, it will never be good enough to the anti Japan crowd. And just as I predicted, the anti Japan nationalists continue to claim Japan has 'never' apologized or comoensated.

Grow up!

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Dear's More happy more congratulations To Great leader's decision To between Three Great nobl'e country's to free Trade Peace prevail on earth And want peace peace and peace.

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dear's most welcome and more congratulations to unity Great Three nob'le country's hon'ble Leader's decided free Trade To Great nobl'e north korean country peace prevail on earth.

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@macv

Japan and US must pay reparations for the destruction of Korea they caused during the Korean War,

You mean like they already did?

South Korea, however, benefited from big injections of foreign aid, first from the US, then Japan. A briefing paper from KoFID, a South Korean network of civil society organisations, and ReDI, a South Korean thinktank, points out that the US offered about $60bn in grants and loans to South Korea between 1946 and 1978.

From this article: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/nov/28/south-korea-development-model

You really need to stop being stuck in the past. Nothing changes with attitudes like yours.

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Its is a very difficult puzzle but a very profitable puzzle to make east asia united in the world community.

Dream about the japanese robotic AI, united with Korean soft program development, togheter with Chinas ability to build fast and cheap. East asia will become aside the USA the worlds most dynamic region.

The common ground will always be the confucian ethics wich contains the will to sacrifice som individual liberties for the common prosperity. Kore unite , East asia unite.

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Did CHYNUH cross their fingers behind their back while agreeing? I wonder.

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The whole world has what NK needs, but what single item does the world need that NK produces?

Beautiful women? Handsome men? Sports?

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