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S Korea, U.S. and Japan hold anti-N Korean submarine drills

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By HYUNG-JIN KIM

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Nice! ; - ))

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So much time wasted with communists.

Everyone just wants to pursue happiness and go on with their lives.

But communists are not satisfied just by making their own people miserable.

Forget the past, just imagine the world without communism right now.

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Iam a little shocked to see the controversial Japanese rising sun imperial flag with South Korea together.

Totally inappropriate

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If it was the 8 ray version of the flag that's in use now i could understand.

However it's not the 8 ray version is it !

-13 ( +0 / -13 )

That photo looks more like a protest than a drill.

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Why protest against the Korean military when they are doing in DEFENSE of the country.

Misguided or ?

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Iam a little shocked to see the controversial Japanese rising sun imperial flag with South Korea together.

The Ground forces use the 8 ray version but the Maritime forces have used the 16 ray version since it’s formation. It’s essentially the same flag that has been used 1603.

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Lindsay yes they are protesting the drill.

You can read the photo caption if you like

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Why protest against the Korean military

They are protesting against the joint drill with Japan !

And that's why the rising sun imperial military flag - because the memory of the attacks and colonization by the Japanese imperial army

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Protesters stage a rally to oppose the joint naval exercises between South Korea, U.S. and Japan in front of the presidential office in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday. The banners read, "Anti-War."

The drills purpose is to train sailors to work together if North Korea starts another war. It is hoped that seeing this cooperation, it will actually stop war from happening. These 7 protesters should be applauding the drills as the best way to dissuade war.

Prepare for war to live in peace.

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It's essentially the same flag

No it isn't the same flag !

The 8 ray flag came into existence with the self defense force and not only used by ground forces.

That's precisely why the protesters are using the 16 ray imperial flag.

And precisely why it was changed to 8 rays because the IJA doesn't exist.

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There is nothing wrong with the JMSDF Ensign. If the US, UK, Australian, Canadian navies have no issues at all with it while conducting joint excercises with Japan, then most certainly South Korea , which fought on Japan's side in WWII, should not. Complaining about that flag is as misguided as these young South Koreans protesting the US, SK, JPN training together to protect their rear ends.

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It's essentially the same flag

No it isn't the same flag !

Sorry, but it is…

The Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force adopted this ensign at formation and has never used the 8 ray version. South Korea didn’t object to the flags adoption then, nor was it objected to when Japanese ships made calls on South Korean ports well into the 2000s. Protests against it’s use by the Maritime Defense Forces is relatively recent, within the past 15 years or so by groups that had never been in war nor occupation and were searching for something, anything, to protest against.

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What in the world can Japan do to finally make s Korea calm down?

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@Peter14 Tell me a period of time when MAN LIVED IN PEACE!!! Men will always be at war, peace is just a word! Even if you have war to get so call Peace its still not peace!! The only way man gets peace is when he no longer exist!! Once the world no longer exist then that is peace!!

The drills purpose is to train sailors to work together if North Korea starts another war. It is hoped that seeing this cooperation, it will actually stop war from happening. These 7 protesters should be applauding the drills as the best way to dissuade war.

Prepare for war to live in peace.

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