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Abe calls for better cyber, space defense capabilities

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Abe and politics aside, better cyber security is definately needed.

To those of you who think a space force is not necessary, I got one word for you...

STARTREK

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I call for better defense against Mother Nature!

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seif

I think you’ve completely missed the point. Humans innovate.

With an attitude like that, we’d may as well stay in the bronze age.

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Good to hear Japan taking modern defense seriously. China and Russia, although third world countries, are masters of cyber warfare, so these morons need to be taken out in the virtual realm. Cyber attack can cripple their economies back decades.

All modern conventional warfare relies on satellites, so if one can take out another's satellites, the game is up for them, so space policy is pragmatic and far overdue

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Japanese Space Defence Force? Oh please say yes... orange or pale blue uniforms, crash helmets and ray guns, yay!!

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To those of you who think a space force is not necessary, I got one word for you...

STARTREK

A space force is a complete waste of money. If there is any civilization advanced enough to find us before we find them and to be able to travel all the way here, no matter what kind of force we have to defend earth, they would crush us in seconds.

the biggest achievement of humanity in space was to go to the moon. Even traveling to the closest planet to earth would require at least half a year.

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why are conservatives so scared of space all of a sudden? There's nothing

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A Japan Space Force (JSF) would be a logical step for the next arm of Japan Military. If Japan starts now, it could dominate Space along with USA as number one partner. Some people say "pie in sky", but JSF would protect Japan's future space resources. For instance, Space Station, colonies, and mining for rare earth on planets and moon.

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A Japan Space Force (JSF) would be a logical step for the next arm of Japan Military. If Japan starts now, it could dominate Space along with USA as number one partner. Some people say "pie in sky", but JSF would protect Japan's future space resources. For instance, Space Station, colonies, and mining for rare earth on planets and moon.

Japan can't afford it. It has a massive and increasing debt, a shrinking tax base, and more urgent problems to address.

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why are conservatives so scared of space all of a sudden? There's nothing

They are not afraid ...just need an excuse to shovel more money to their cronies in defense industry and to appease Donny [ he is probably upset with Shinzo today since the news broke yesterday about Japan keeping US in the dark re meeting NK].

JSF would protect Japan's future space resources. For instance, Space Station, colonies, and mining for rare earth on planets and moon.

Been watching too much Star Trek again? :)

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Japan's space force? Lets just copy America!?

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Another 5 year plan outdated already. Decision makers really need to be more nimble. Hard to do when those that make these plans are one shuffle away from needing assistance to stand let alone grasp it's 2018.

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday called for strengthening Japan's defense capabilities in new fields such as cyberspace and outer space

It will be especially vital for Japan to maintain an advantage in the new realms

This sounds like Trump has been on the phone demanding a Japanese contribution to his bizarre Space Force.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/28/what-will-trump-space-force-cost-no-estimate-from-pentagon.html

And just what are these "new realms," Shinzo? Mordor, Narnia, Badfort, The Land of Green Ginger?

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Some people say "pie in sky", but JSF would protect Japan's future space resources. For instance, Space Station, colonies, and mining for rare earth on planets and moon.

People get lonely at the ISS but there's a vacancy for a clown :)

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Wrong, big wrong. What Japan needs is a stronger cooperation capabilities. Japan already lost in digital technology, can't afford to be isolated again.

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