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LDP lawmakers form group to seek stronger control of disputed islands

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They formed a cross party group to promote Inka a few years ago, how did that work out? Guessing this new group will achieve the same results....none

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First motion... one of the group has to move/ live there. That should empty the room.

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Flawed lawmaker can only make flawed laws, as stupid lawmakers can only make stupid laws.

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China needs a hard response. BUILD SOMETHING on the Senkakus. An observation post to keep track of the Chinese Maritime Militia.

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Sure let's focus on Senkaku.

We should also focus on Dodko. It's what S. Korea calls the island taken from Japan illegally occupied.

Recently they developed aircraft carriers called and named Dodko... I wonder who's message they are trying to send by using that name. Sure ain't China or North Korea.

If we can't stand up to half of Korea, half a country that's devided, small size, small population... Then how can we deal with a rising China, a rising Russia. We can't even move on from Korea.

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Xi is going the hitler way, his downfall is imminent!!!

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@ulysses

It was Japan that started the problem with the islands, not Xi

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China needs a hard response. BUILD SOMETHING on the Senkakus. An observation post to keep track of the Chinese Maritime Militia.

A hard response is heavy surface-to-ship guns, a runway, mines for subs, and a permanent JSDF base with 1000 members stationed on the island. An observation post to passively watch aggression would simply be ignored by Communist China. After all, they ignore the fact it is inalienable Japanese territory anyway.

Xi is going the hitler way, his downfall is imminent!!!

Absolutely. Genocidal Emperor Xi will be gone within 3 years ONLY IF nations like Japan and USA stand up to his illegal moves in the region.

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It was Japan that started the problem with the islands, not Xi

Japan asserted control over her own inalienable territory. Please explain how thats "starting a problem". Unlike Communist China who is illegally claiming thousands of square kilometers in the region.

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It was Japan that started the problem with the islands, not X

Not really true.

The islands belonged to a Japanese family and they were purchased by the government.

Unlike China which has gone about building artificial islands to increase its claims!!!

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What Xi needs to remember is that the US, UK and few other countries tried to appease hitler till he became too much of a threat.

The time for appeasement is over now, Xi needs to be spanked well.

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Short of sending in the navy, what options do they actually have? Does the upside outweigh the downside?

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Xi is going the hitler way, his downfall is imminent!!!

Xi is not trying to change the peace constitution to go to war overseas. Look what happened to his war criminal grandfather who invaded neighboring countries, raped and pillaged...downfall was imminent!!!!

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GoodlucktoyouToday  12:16 pm JST

Xi is going the hitler way, his downfall is imminent!!!

Xi is not trying to change the peace constitution to go to war overseas. Look what happened to his war criminal grandfather who invaded neighboring countries, raped and pillaged...downfall was imminent!!!!

Xi is preparing China for war.

"Chinese President Xi Jinping tells military to prepare for war, boosts defence budget

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/05/chinese-president-xi-jinping-tells-military-to-prepare-for-war-boosts-defence-budget.html

Japan can not "go to war" because it is prohibited under the first paragraph of Article 9. The second paragraph, which prohibits the existence of a military requires amending to reflect reality, and is the extent of change to Article 9 that Abe is advocating.

Abe's grandfather was never charged, tried or convicted as a "War Criminal". Furthermore he was never a member of the IJA or IJN.

Your wumao propaganda are all false.

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The U.S. must defend agat an attack on Japan.

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SImple but extremely harsh move is for Japan to place an Air Defence Radar and missile defense battery on one of the Islands as well as an anti-ship missile unit there.

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Japan and the US could re-open/activate several of the Old post War Live Fire practice ranges in that area and place a range control office on one of the Islands to control the live fire exercises that could be called into action by US/Japan at any time and then just issue a NOTAM (Notice to Airman) and Maritime warning/notification to mariners so the range activation and live fire activation would be on an international level.

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The NOTAMS and MARITIME warnings are in the complete interest of safety to prevent accidental damage to ships or aircraft from the live fire exercises. Of course some of the missiles and other munitions used would include anti-submarine explosives.

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The Gunnery Ranges were in fact in use after just WW II, and just prior to the Korean War. The charts, boundaries, and range data are still on file - historical military records (ask USFJ and the Japan Ministry of Defence

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Carl N etc

Have you had a close look at photos of the islands? You're not going to get "units" of any kind living on them, besides specially trained kamikaze seagulls, perhaps.

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After the election of Biden, America will not prop up these right wing crazies in Japan, Japanese will sink or swim on it own

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Have you had a close look at photos of the islands? You're not going to get "units" of any kind living on them, besides specially trained kamikaze seagulls, perhaps.

Just do what the Chinese did, dump a few hundred thousand tons of concrete around them and build a runway for fighter jets and all the ground equipment needed including barracks and defence missile batteries... And if the Chinese complain about it, just say we did what you did...

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Just do what the Chinese did, dump a few hundred thousand tons of concrete around them

That's a Japanese idea begun at Okinotorishima. If you disapprove of the Chinese action thank Japan for starting or be a hypocrite.

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That's a Japanese idea begun at Okinotorishima. If you disapprove of the Chinese action thank Japan for starting or be a hypocrite.

Japan done it before and can do it again then, but be quick about it!

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It would be very interesting to see what would happen if Chinese ships start surveying near some Russian island. We know very well what happened to Japanese fishing boat that strayed into Russian territory... Japan should implement that same kind of response instead of placing password protected guns on their Coastguard ships...

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About time is what I want to say, but it is rather late in the game.

Japan needs up it's military capability ASAP along with actually sending people and occupying the islands. Once you occupy you actually "own" that piece of land, the territory.

Do what China did in S China Sea for your own islands, for goodness sake. China can only be removed from those islands by "force" today. Once you occupy other cannot claim it and take it away, except by force. Do not make it like the northern islands now occupied by both Japanese and Russian people. That situation can only be settled by "force" or "buy" it outright, like Louisiana purchase.

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