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S Korea will cooperate more with U.S., Japan if North's threats continue

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Look at Biden he doesn't know what is going on

Hard to see the angle clearly, but he could be looking at the sheet of paper written in Japanese. Kishida may be speaking in Japanese.

Hard to tell. Anyway, just speculation.

In short, you or I don’t know what’s going on at this moment.

The sensible thing to do would be to reserve judgement.

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So, what they are actually saying is, we won’t be so childish and obnoxious because we will need the protection of Japan and the US if little Kim continues with his aggression.

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Not if the commenter watched the speech as i did

But you said he does t know what’s going on here. This is not a speech situation .

Is there a link to this speech for us to judge for ourselves? You don’t strike me as too objective.

Kishida is showing Biden what's written in English as the Japanese is on the other side

I can’t see that from the photo. Could be true. Maybe Biden can’t see it clearly with the light. Maybe his eyes aren’t great.

Again, just speculating. You nor I can tell from this.

The sensible thing to do would be to reserve judgement.

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S Korea will cooperate more with U.S., Japan if North's threats continue

Well I think it's a good bet that North Korea's threats will not only continue, but increase.

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With the help from Russia's Glonass and China's BeiDou, North Korea has progress sharply on its missiles. Well done Mr Kim.

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Getting ready for a war. We can hear war drums.

Those leading the way in war preparations are China and North Korea, while Russia is already embroiled in a war of its own making. It makes sense to ensure allied nations in the region are not left dangerously behind, leading Japan and South Korea to work more closely together with the US. Other alliances in the region include the trio plus Australia, India and the UK. Philippines, Vietnam and others are also looking to be included for their own defense needs thanks to China encroaching on their territories.

This is an opportunity for China, if it can get NK to dial down its "preparations for war" talk it may be able to reduce the need for more close contacts between the SK and Japan militaries. That closer contact and increased cooperation is something China does not want to see happening. Will China pressure NK to get an better outcome for itself? We will soon see.

It is more likely China will vocally attack the closer relationships, which never makes any difference, rather than pressure its only ally that they should launch less missiles and hold less press conferences directed at hostilities against others in the region.

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A natural reaction: when you threaten people they will take steps to combat you - including teaming up with others. Conversely, if you stop threatening people, and instead treat them with respect and cooperate with them, you'll get a lot more out of it.

Unfortunately, this is a basic concept that authoritarians like North Korea, China, and Russia don't seem to understand.

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President Yoons desire to build close ties with Japan and bowing down will bring his presidency to an abrupt end and make him end up in prison for some strange charges! Over the past few months he has shown his weakness to the conservative Koreans by trying too much to please the Japanese Government and this will be his downfall! At times it looked like he has placed Japanese Governments interest above the interests of the Korean people. For outsiders especially Japanese and Americans this looks so awesome but to the conservative Koreans especially the older generation, this is just too problematic.

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I doubt very much that S Korea will turn on it's cousin in the north, Koreans are just as tightly related as any other ethnic race, no one wants to see his relatives bombarded to hell. Better find a peaceful solution to this problem

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“Wow, I can’t even read the b” (George Carlin voice)

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Peter14,the US policy is made at the Presidential level,the military cannot make decisions without Presidential authority,if Biden is not up to job mentally,it will only emboldened American enemy,having been told to go Maui ,look bad on Biden,Biden is not a fine wine,that get better with age

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Why European and people in Asia running around,like a bunch chicken,with it head cut off,while American are only caring about self preservation

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Why on earth you didn't mention the USA as preparing for war is completely mind boggling

Preparing for war isn't the same as preparing to start one. China is, America isn't.

I rest my case !

You never had one to rest.

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Unless certain situations presents itself

This isn't one of them.

In that situation the military can make decisions by itself

This isn't one of them.

Worst case scenarios

This, unsurprisingly, isn't one of them.

I thought you'd rested your case?

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Shocking! South Korea is focused on the threat of North Korea and doesn’t want to get involved in the PRC/Taiwan issue as it is a civil war just like ROK/North Korea.

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I doubt very much that S Korea will turn on it's cousin in the north, Koreans are just as tightly related as any other ethnic race, no one wants to see his relatives bombarded to hell. Better find a peaceful solution to this problem

I have often thought that there should be one Korea but was told by Koreans that ancient Korea was made of three nations Pakche, Silla and Kogyro on the peninsula and how North and South currently reflect this two thirds and that there isn’t a necessity for reunification.

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Preparing for war isn't the same as preparing to start one. China is, America isn't.

Neither is starting anything. You’ve been propagandasized. The U.S. is just selling weapons, and China has learned its lessons. China is not going to invade Taiwan for the 10,000th time.

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quercetumToday 03:00 am JST

Preparing for war isn't the same as preparing to start one. China is, America isn't.

Neither is starting anything. You’ve been propagandasized. The U.S. is just selling weapons, and China has learned its lessons. China is not going to invade Taiwan for the 10,000th time.

China didn't build the largest Navy in the world and the largest collection of anit-ship missiles to go patrol the Strait of Hormuz. For the 10,000th time.

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China is not going to invade Taiwan for the 10,000th time.

China has been building their army for years and laying the political groundwork for invasion of Taiwan.

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China has been building their army for years and laying the political groundwork for invasion of Taiwan.

You've been propagandasized. That’s to sell weapons. You don’t invade your own people.

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. . . if North's threats continue

And of course they will.

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You've been propagandasized. That’s to sell weapons. You don’t invade your own people.

Taiwanese are not Chinese people any more, they are independent of China. And being Chinese does not seem to stop China from interning whole sections of their people into internment/reeducation/concentration camps. You dont do that to your own people either, unless your talking about China, which has been documented doing just that to its own people.

I would say you have fallen for Chinese propaganda.

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Shocking! South Korea is focused on the threat of North Korea and doesn’t want to get involved in the PRC/Taiwan issue as it is a civil war just like ROK/North Korea.

What is shocking is anyone truly believing the conflict between the two nations of South Korea and North Korea is a civil war. They are not a single nation fighting to separate, they are separate nations already.

Taiwan is also no longer the same nation as China, they split in 1949. It can no longer be classified as a civil conflict. It is nation versus nation, pure and simple.

China has been trying for some time to alter the paradigm to make their position stronger, by saying it is an internal Chinese issue. It has not been an internal issue since the split in 1949. China again trying to con the world to gain some perceived advantage.

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