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Kishida tours Philippine patrol ship

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 announced that coastal surveillance radars would be provided to the Philippine navy under a new security grant program that aims to help strengthen the militaries of friendly countries.

That will mean J Govt will give Japanese companies to develop Japanese radar for Philippines, good business deal there.

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And if there's a conflict between China and the Philippines, Kishida and the JSDF are going to come to their aid? This junket has nothing to do with defense, it's only a business trip to sell made in Japan wares.

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Good to see Japan showing support for a local ally. Both will need each other's help to keep the CCP in check.

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Good. Japan doesn't have enough guts to go against China but can ask the Philippines to do so by giving them ships.

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Good. Japan doesn't have enough guts to go against China but can ask the Philippines to do so by giving them ships.

Historically, Japan have never been scared of China. Nothing has changed.

Really pleasing to see further collaboration between two regional democratic allies. I know for a fact the Filipinos adore Japan, and aspire to be like her one day.

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@Fighto! Apparently your understanding of history only goes back to late 19th century after China was ravaged by European imperialism. Rightfully, this situation is now back to the way it was for the first 18 centuries these do cultures knew of one another.

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@ deanzaZZR - how did things go last time Chinese fought Japan? Not so well, you'll find. And China has zero experience in modern warfare.

Japan has so many friends and allies - and nothing to fear.

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That's great and all, but shouldn't it be the other way around, with Marcos touring a Japanese patrol ship he is being given?

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Keshida told top Philippine government. May wanna check the PMs name while he is still here!

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@Sakurasuki

Please try to understand more in detail. There is no business deal here, it is aims to help strengthen the militaries of friendly countries.

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What? I thought China was a threat to peace and stability in Asia and around the world?

And China has zero experience in modern warfare.

And talking of history, Japan's war of aggression in China in the 1930 & 40s resulted in 2 million Japanese casualties. That's not something I would brag about. And the result of this suffering?, total defeat for Japan.

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Yeah that pic really inspires confidence lol

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deanzaZZRToday 12:56 pm JST

What? I thought China was a threat to peace and stability in Asia and around the world?

And China has zero experience in modern warfare.

And talking of history, Japan's war of aggression in China in the 1930 & 40s resulted in 2 million Japanese casualties. That's not something I would brag about. And the result of this suffering?, total defeat for Japan.

The US says "You're Welcome".

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The world says, educate yourself. Forgotten Ally: China's World War II, 1937–1945, Rana Mitter  (Author).

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deanzaZZRToday 03:16 pm JST

The world says, educate yourself. Forgotten Ally: China's World War II, 1937–1945, Rana Mitter  (Author).

So you should thank the ROC as well.

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@Albert please check from previous aids that were given from Japan,

where those J Govt money will actually go. It's already attached with their term of condition.

https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/07/21/japanese-foreign-aid-whats-in-it-for-japan/

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The majority of sailors on Japanese merchant ships are from the Philippines. There are training schools. Some of the captains too.

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