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Election won't alter Japan-U.S. alliance: Commander

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If government is changed, then policy is generally changed. The US already did it many times.

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If government is changed, then policy is generally changed. The US >already did it many times

Yes, but existing bilateral treaties don't become null and void just because a new administration takes over

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I dare anyone on this board to say that both the LDP in power and the presence of the USFJ is not a continuing legacy of Japan's capitulation to the United States, and also that it would be consonant for the majority of the people of Japan who, as they are criticized more than frequently on JT for their lack of critical thought would allow these 2 institutions persevere in carrying out their respective ulterior and vulgar functions for the next 60 years or so.

If the results of the upcoming general election say otherwise, please let me re-assure that any change that occurs within the next 6 months to 2 years will be very superficial. Soon after that, we'll return to the stink that we are currently in now or much worse. If anything insignificant should be achieved from all that, it's likely that the masses would value it no more than say..Morihiro Hosokawa's pottery collection?

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Don't know how fitting it is for a military commander to comment on issues of politics. Shouldn't the opinion of the United States be issued via the US Embassy? Of course, commenting that this with "not alter" relations might actually mean that the US (military) in fact believe that a LDP loss would result in a change.

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“I believe that regardless of whom the people of Japan choose as their next government, the fundamental pillars of our alliance will remain strong,”

wonderful... >.>

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America changed a lot of its bilateral commitments after obama got elected, and redefined a few things and outright shredded some agreements with allies.

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America changed a lot of its bilateral commitments after obama got elected, and redefined a few things and outright shredded some agreements with allies.

I don't particularly like Obama. In fact I can't think of anything he has done right since being elected. However I don't know of any bi-lateral agreements he has "shredded." He has changed the tone over Israel I suppose, but even there, Israel is in no danger of the US abandoning it. So what commitments are you talking about here?

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America changed a lot of its bilateral commitments after obama got >elected, and redefined a few things and outright shredded some >agreements with allies.

What previously existing treaties and agreements with our allies has the Obama administration unilaterally breached?

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