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Oh yes,, it was "regrettable" - is there no other word you can use Suga?

what do they do when a country summons an ambassador anyway? They shake hands, state the facts and have coffee? Does the ambassador being summoned hang their head in shame, or counter with a "yeh, but..." and fight back with whatever absurd reasoning they might have?

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Japan’s vice minister for foreign affairs, Akitaka Saiki, called the Chinese ambassador to Japan, Cheng Yonghua, to the ministry, where he urged Beijing to create a maritime communication system with Tokyo.

sounds like 'normal' meeting between two diplomats.

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Diplomatically speaking... summoning an ambassador is a BIG issue.

That is two steps before cutting all diplomatic relations with a country

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@Tokyo-Star with such an apparent lack of understanding in regards to diplomatic protocol... why even comment? If you have a genuine interest, read up on how nation states use a whole array of diplomatic apparatus at their disposal.

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Fighters coming too close, naval vessels in close, deliberate ramming of ships, target locking a Japanese vessel.

With no soft to speak of, China's use of hard power is as good as the products it exports.

They last for a week.

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@Sabarge, you know you, I and many others know this so why aren't we doing it? Pull ourselves away, go cold turkey from Chinese goods. BOOM. China implodes and leaves a lot real estate up for grabs.

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Not long ago Japan summoned Chinese envoy to logge protects over and over on Chinese ships' intrution in disputed water. Now, what happens, any more protest ? (Japanese Government has grown numb nowadays for the same incursion wihtout any fuss.)

For the US, there is no good guys in territorial dispute. Evidently, Japan is not, by any means a victim here either.

Japan and China should find a way to let the soreness go and focus on constructive and postive cooperationst instead bickering each other for a dead end.

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If 2 guys are swimming in the open ocean and they bump into each other, whose fault is it?

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Standard ops when dealing with Communist. If you served in the Military during the cold war you know what I am talking about.

More than once we had Soviet trawlers cutting in front of our sub trying to cause an international incident. If we would have hit them they would have blamed us and claimed it was our fault even though they were the ones who cut in front of us.

Ladies and gents, the cold didn't go away with the fall of the Soviet Union, it just took a little vacation.

Welcome to Cold War 2.0

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Burning BushJun. 12, 2014 - 08:39PM JST If 2 guys are swimming in the open ocean and they bump into each other, whose fault is it?

It will be China's for failing to cooperate to avoid the problem. Japan has repeatedly called for a military hotline of communication so that accidents can be avoided. Yet China has continued to refuse. It's rather obvious that they are deliberately "trying" to create an incident.

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OK our F15s are doing their job very well. Our government is doing their job very well. But we visit Chinese restaurant run by a Chinese family and enjoy very good food here in Japan, and go to conbini and see nice Chinese stundents working there. We are doing just fine here we have no problem with Chinese people, I just hope CCP backs off.

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@ JoeBIgs

You are absolutely right. The Chinese are the new face to an old joke. Eventually one of these two countries will shoot at or destroy the other's plane. and I hope when that happens, The world will withdraw trade, support and negotiations with the Chinese. T Hey are so right wing they are falling off the edge.

P.S Japan. Stop selling arms.

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The incident occurred as Japan and Australia held the fifth round of so-called “2+2” talks between their defense and foreign affairs chiefs in Tokyo.

Beijing playing chicken in the skies ?

In my opinion, Beijing playing "TURKEY" in the skies. China does not like Japan and Australia are setting up the military alliance. If China does not like this, then stop being a bully.

Leave Japan, Philippines, and Vietnam alone. China's territorial claims against these countries are not justified. We are getting too sick of China's irrational behaviors in the Asian sea.

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“It was an action that was extremely regrettable, and which cannot be tolerated,”

Always with the 'regrettable' crap. Perhaps if the Japanese planes did not fly in the Chinese zone it wouldn't have happened, and perhaps if they had not insisted on buying islands that are disputed the new Chinese zone would not have happened. What's "regwettable" is that both nations' leaders are children with heavy firepower at their disposal when the mud-pie fight starts.

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“It was an action that was extremely regrettable, and which cannot be tolerated,” said top government spokesman >Yoshihide Suga, of the Wednesday incident.

Japanese Jet Fighters flying extremely close to Chinese aircraft.

http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/12/watch-chinese-japanese-fighter-jets-get-up-close-and-impersonal/

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What is the explanation on this issue by the Chinese government? One thing true is that that was a quite dangerous action. That could trigger something worse between Japan and China if something had happened. I don't know why the Chinese government takes such actions which make them more and more isolated. I'm sure these actions won't be seen positively by other countries.

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iWorldJun. 13, 2014 - 12:40AM JST

“It was an action that was extremely regrettable, and which cannot be tolerated,” said top government spokesman >Yoshihide Suga, of the Wednesday incident.

Japanese Jet Fighters flying extremely close to Chinese aircraft.

http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/12/watch-chinese-japanese-fighter-jets-get-up-close-and-impersonal/

iWorld, pleeeze try not to manipulate JT audience by WSJ Chinese version. This is what Chinese are good at. American media has been so fooled by this. Too bad you cannot fool me, iWorld.

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The “assertiveness” presented by today’s China is immature. China can never attain real assertiveness by simply drawing a line between “China” and “The West”. Assertiveness is possible only if China acknowledge the existence of both itself and “The West” as equal members of this world without putting up any “Other”. Assertiveness is possible only if China is liberal and open-minded enough to appreciate, criticize and selectively apply cultural, legal and political values from abroad. China would be in a better position to utilize its phenomenal momentum to participate creatively in every aspect of global governance.

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iWorld, pleeeze try not to manipulate JT audience by WSJ Chinese version. This is what Chinese are good at. American >media has been so fooled by this. Too bad you cannot fool me, iWorld.

what manipulations you think I am trying to do here? Are you implying those video from that website is not real? Those two F-15 815 and 866 intercepted very closely to the Chinese aircraft, just like how the Chinese are intercepting the Japanese now, didn't happen?

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If the Japanese Air Force is suddenly "surprised" by these Chinese planes appearing within meters of their aircraft then they have a serious problem with their radar systems.

Either that or Japanese radar systems work perfectly fine and the Japanese government knows well in advance that the flight paths of these aircraft are eventually going to meet yet deliberately does nothing so as to create these headline incidents in order to scare the public into accepting a change in the constitution.

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iWorldJun. 13, 2014 - 06:03AM JST

iWorld, pleeeze try not to manipulate JT audience by WSJ Chinese version. This is what Chinese are good at. American >media has been so fooled by this. Too bad you cannot fool me, iWorld.

You wrote as listed below:

what manipulations you think I am trying to do here? Are you implying those video from that website is not real? Those two F-15 815 and 866 intercepted very closely to the Chinese aircraft, just like how the Chinese are intercepting the Japanese now, didn't happen?

And this is my response. Please get the fact straight. Thanks.

The Chinese approached the Japanese planes

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World: thanks for the link. I'm sure that if the public was continuously shown the truth, you would find that both Japan & China are guilty of playing this dangerous cat & mouse game. No matter who you believe is in the right, none of this is worth going to war over. The disputed territory is much smaller that what we would loose if both sides started fighting. Do people actually believe that Japan & China could have a war and not suffer a tremendous lose of life and land? I support neither countries actions on this one, there will be no solution that comes from having a war.

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He uses regrettable because that is what zannen means.

Westerners use the word unfortunate instead. To a Japanese, what does the word fortune have anything to do with feelings that remain?

Look past the diction and see this occurrence for what it is. China is begging for a war.

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If China so determine to take the Senkakus island and think that, they can take it by force. If this is the case, they already act by now. They are having cold feet!

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