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Japan, UK discuss further deepening of security ties

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By MARI YAMAGUCHI

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Japan is on the other side of the world from the UK.

Would Japan really trust an ally that is so far distant and not even able to defend its own shores against wave after wave of illegal migration?

Plus Grant Shapps is really not the man to be listening to…

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Both share business interests.

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Really promising.

Both Japan and the UK are democratic, believe in Rule of Law, cherish freedom - and will fight to protect it.

While trade between the two is minimal, the shared values are what is important.

The best thing is this new tie-up will antagonize haters of freedom and democracy.

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British troops already exercise in Japan.

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/the-british-army-is-back-in-japan/#:~:text=In%20May%202022%20Japanese%20Prime,Nagoya%2C%20Kyoto%20and%20Izumo.%E2%80%9D

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The UK and Japan first signed an alliance in 1902.

The UK supported Japan against Russia in 1904.

The UK and Japan were enemies 1941-1945....4 years.

Nothing surprising about these two nations being military aligned again today in the face of beligerent autocracies like China and Russia.

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Nice to read the the opinions of those that think the UK is a nation that has its own security in hand.

All those thinking that it is so need to actually spend some time there.

And it is a fact that the UK has failed to safeguard its own shores against illegal migration.

There are deep cracks occurring in the UK, especially in the major cities as different cultures and religions vie for dominance

Maybe the Brits need to learn a few lessons from the Japanese about border control?

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The British Navy is in a sorry state thanks to the Tories. Reduced to 70 ships. Many docked.

They Wrecked Britain, and They’re Not Going Anywhere

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/27/opinion/britain-conservative-party-coronation.html

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I wouldn't trust Grant Shapps or James Cleverly to hold a drinking party in a brewery.

Don't trust these slimy, self serving UK politicians Japan.

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@Matt

There is one word about the UK that is prevalent and that is ‘depressing!’

The UK population is cynical about the Tory government.

The focus that politicians should have to govern is completely lacking

The UK’s dysfunction makes Japan look like a paradise!

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likely to include expanding joint exercises and cooperation in new areas such as space and cybersecurity

@Burning Bush

It seems the British military is moving in a new direction. I applied for a place at Welbeck College back in day. I got an interview but at the time my knowledge of STEM was minimal. I won't be surprised if cyber and space defence and all that is on the 6th form curriculum.

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kurisupisu

Nov. 7 11:57 pm JST

@Matt

There is one word about the UK that is prevalent and that is ‘depressing!’

The UK population is cynical about the Tory government.

The focus that politicians should have to govern is completely lacking

The UK’s dysfunction makes Japan look like a paradise!

At least in the UK voters have the option of replacing the government. Japanese voters are either cynical or apathetic about the LDP regime and it's so easy for LDP politicians to get reelected and stay in government that they don't need to focus on actually governing either.

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By the time the UK sends its one working aircraft carrier to Japan, every thing will be over.

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