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I heard China likes air and navy shows, well this one is for you guys.

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Thats ok, China and Russia also making large scale military exercises as well and China will do that again around the seas of Taiwan occasionally. Because Taiwan is China !

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Great. More interoperability with our free-world allies is always welcome.

elephant200Today 07:58 am JST

Because Taiwan is China !

I'm afraid not.

But you've earned a few social credit points there, so you can be very, very proud of yourself for that.

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elephant200Today  07:58 am JST

Thats ok, China and Russia also making large scale military exercises as well and China will do that again around the seas of Taiwan occasionally. Because Taiwan is China !

Taiwan is the Republic of China. Not the People's Republic of China (aka PRC, PROC, Communist China, Red China).

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Unfortunately Taiwan is only recognized by some 14 countries.

The US should join those 14 who are unafraid to assert their unequivocal support

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中華民國 - Republic of China

中華人民共和國 - People's Republic of China

中華 - China

I do find it illuminating that the USA has a one China policy and does not have a two Chinas or a one China one Taiwan policy.

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ianToday 10:58 am JST

Unfortunately Taiwan is only recognized by some 14 countries.

Unfortunately, the CCP only recognizes threats and aggression, which prevents this glaring issue from being rectified for the foreseeable future.

In the meantime, Taiwan's "unofficial" [sic] partners will continue to strengthen ties with it, as they have done for many years.

deanzaZZRToday 11:08 am JST

I do find it illuminating that the USA has a one China policy

I do find it illuminating that pro-CCP commentators attempt to equate this policy with the US supporting Beijing's claim to Taiwan, when it does nothing of the sort.

https://www.us-taiwan.org/resources/faq-the-united-states-one-china-policy-is-not-the-same-as-the-prc-one-china-principle/

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deanzaZZRToday  11:08 am JST

中華民國 - Republic of China

中華人民共和國 - People's Republic of China

中華 - China

No, 中国 is China. 中華 is Chinese.

I do find it illuminating that the USA has a one China policy and does not have a two Chinas or a one China one Taiwan policy.

What's so illuminating? The U.S. recognizes the "One China Policy" but does not, and has never recognized China's claim to sovereighnty over Taiwan.

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Correction - 中國 is "China".

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i hope there will be no night flights by helicopters...u know what i mean...

pointless waste of our taxes for NOTHING....again

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Why can't they all do these exercises at the same time ?

In the meantime, Taiwan's "unofficial" [sic] partners will continue to strengthen ties with it, as they have done for many years.

Taiwan is so close to mainland China so whatever so called unofficial or official partners you speak of aren't actually able to do much if China decided to pounce on Taiwan

Lets be realistic

Personally i hope Taiwan becomes independent

However the likelihood of that happening isn't likely !

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

I heard China likes air and navy shows, well this one is for you guys.

More action less shows

There's only one way to put China in it's place

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Taiwan is the Republic of China. Not the People's Republic of China (aka PRC, PROC, Communist China, Red China).

' OF CHINA '

you said it yourself !

If it was the Republic of Taiwan then they wouldn't be in a civil war !

It would be awesome if Taiwan was it's own nation

However Taiwan is part of China

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Mr GoodmanToday 03:55 pm JST

Taiwan is so close to mainland China so whatever so called unofficial or official partners you speak of aren't actually able to do much if China decided to pounce on Taiwan

Not close enough that it won't be primarily a naval or air battle. Obviously Jinping is deterred up until now.

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Mr GoodmanToday 04:02 pm JST

It would be awesome if Taiwan was it's own nation

It is according to facts on the ground. The dirty CCP can't make Taiwan do anything of note.

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What's so illuminating? The U.S. recognizes the "One China Policy" but does not, and has never recognized China's claim to sovereighnty over Taiwan.

Your confused Ossan

'One China' includes the autonomous regions of Hong Kong and Macau and also Taiwan

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Mr GoodmanToday 04:07 pm JST

'One China' includes the autonomous regions of Hong Kong and Macau and also Taiwan

Does it say in the communique that the US recognizes PRC sovereignty over Taiwan?

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With the People's Republic of China being recognized as the one China. It's pretty simple actually if free your mind of USA military dogma.

What's so illuminating? The U.S. recognizes the "One China Policy"

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中華人民共和國 It's literally the name as chosen by the PRC. Are you having an off day? Get some rest.

No, 中国 is China. 中華 is Chinese.

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deanzaZZRToday 04:35 pm JST

With the People's Republic of China being recognized as the one China. It's pretty simple actually if free your mind of USA military dogma.

What's so illuminating? The U.S. recognizes the "One China Policy"

Still doesn't change the fact that the US doesn't recognize that the one China has sovereignty over Taiwan, merely acknowldges that there are people on both sides that claim such, a pointless thing to acknowledge in 2024.

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Military cooperation excecises are important...you don't wanna be fighting a war and then realize a gap

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62% of people on the island of Taiwan don't want to be called Chinese. in 2024, I think the US should take them in consideration as invalidating the importance of "all Chinese on either side of the Taiwan Strait maintain(ing) there is but one China and that Taiwan is a part of China".

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These expanded exercises now including more nations, is preparing a larger force able to work in unison to function together to handle any military challenge that may occur in the region.

It is good to see Japan having such a large multifaceted involvement. This is excellent real world training for its defense forces.

Taiwan is China but is not owned by China, as the UK is Europe but not ruled or owned by it, as Canada is North American but not ruled or owned by America.

There is only one Europe, one North America, one China but they are all made up of independant states that rule themselves. That is the reality of yesterday, today and of tomorrow. Those imagining otherwise are simply not backed by the facts.

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Taiwan is China but is not owned by China, as the UK is Europe but not ruled or owned by it, as Canada is North American but not ruled or owned by America.

China is not Europe as in your explanation. China is a country. Europe is not a country. What you are trying to say is China proper or mainland in a geographical sense.

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Taiwan is a province of China (both PRC and ROC.) The official documents on both sides say Taiwan Province 台灣省. It doesn’t say 台灣國 does it.

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quercetumToday 06:20 pm JST

Taiwan is a province of China

Not according to the government of Taiwan. But you already knew that.

https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2023/08/16/2003804803

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China is not Europe as in your explanation. China is a country. Europe is not a country. What you are trying to say is China proper or mainland in a geographical sense.

I am saying China no longer refers to just one nation, as Africa is many nations but people from any nation in Africa can identify as African. China now means either one or multiple nations. China is now made up of two nations. The Peoples Rupublic of China, and the other China (the original), The Republic of China.

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Peter14, America is the only power that deter anyone,whether it real or not, because it has not deterred the Houthis and the US are in talks with them

-6 ( +0 / -6 )

Yrral, deterrence comes in many forms. Google it and see.

No nation has a monopoly on deterrence.

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The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. It is unfortunate, but until human nature changes, that is the way of the world.

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The US does not want freedom, it wants war. And it wants to drag "its allies" into it, just like they dragged Ukraine into a war with Russia. I don't want Japan to be the next Ukraine.

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Wick's pencilToday 05:56 am JST

The US does not want freedom, it wants war. And it wants to drag "its allies" into it, just like they dragged Ukraine into a war with Russia. I don't want Japan to be the next Ukraine.

I guess Russia is just a mindless animal that the US was able to goad them into moving tanks towards Kyiv?

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Not close enough that it won't be primarily a naval or air battle. Obviously Jinping is deterred up until now.

Yeah i dunno about that as Jinping is extremely stubborn and has a large military close by.

I think the USA might not actually get involved other that providing weapons.

With Trump coming things might change dramatically

Time to move back to the USA expats

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

I guess Russia is just a mindless animal that the US was able to goad them into moving tanks towards Kyiv?

You got the mindless animal part correct lol

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Not according to the government of Taiwan. But you already knew that.

No it literally says Taiwan Province.

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Mr GoodmanToday 07:01 am JST

Not close enough that it won't be primarily a naval or air battle. Obviously Jinping is deterred up until now.

Yeah i dunno about that as Jinping is extremely stubborn and has a large military close by.

No matter how many millions of men the PLA has, they aren't swimming 180 km.

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No matter how many millions of men the PLA has, they aren't swimming 180 km.

Paleo comment. No one is swimming anywhere. It’s an embargo. Pay attention to the latest. China learns from the U.S. They were embargoed for twenty years.

Mainland China’s military opposition to Taiwan consists largely of a conventional missile build-up within range of Taiwan. There is no amphibious landing for you Normandy Beach fans.

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quercetumToday 11:09 am JST

No matter how many millions of men the PLA has, they aren't swimming 180 km.

Paleo comment. No one is swimming anywhere. It’s an embargo. Pay attention to the latest. China learns from the U.S. They were embargoed for twenty years.

So you are going to wait twenty years for an embargo to work? Or are you going blockade which will be a naval/air battle with the US as a result?

Mainland China’s military opposition to Taiwan consists largely of a conventional missile build-up within range of Taiwan. There is no amphibious landing for you Normandy Beach fans.

All missiles will do is allow Jinping to destroy Taiwan.

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All missiles will do is allow Jinping to destroy Taiwan.

They don’t want to destroy Taiwan. Why would they want to kill their own people? Nice on. No war.

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All. The Japanese will not see their former northern territories as if they were their ears. And if they thought about the future, they could come to an agreement with Russia and, using a diplomatic approach, would resolve their geopolitical issues. And so goodbye guys, see you again.

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