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Japanese, Chinese diplomats met in secret to discuss disputed isles: Fujimura

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What do they have to say to one another?

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Even if this ends up being a mere reiteration of their respective views and positions still consider it a good thing that the bureaucrats are sitting down, this hopefully being a sign of shared recognition of the need for reconciliation despite the wounds at both ends. Don't think anything much will develop on the political front at least until new leadership takes over at both ends however.

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Thank you for spreading the good news, Japan and China should keep talking, and for those who care, we hope for the best. No more conflicts, free trade zone and joint energy development projects, not the wish list for this immediate Christmas obviously :)

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Right. Good article. China Japan should talk straight.

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Talk about what both sides claim the islands and neither will accept nothing less.

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The Japanese politicos have been more than derelict in their duty to serve the public interest by resolving this dispute in an amicable manner with their neighbor and largest trading partner.

It is ludicrous that they have been trying to maintain that "there is no dispute".

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ubikwitOct. 25, 2012 - 12:10PM JST The Japanese politicos have been more than derelict in their duty to serve the public interest by resolving this dispute in an amicable manner with their neighbor and largest trading partner. It is ludicrous that they have been trying to maintain that "there is no dispute".

So it was the Japanese burning down those factories in China, wow and I thought all this time it was the PRC bankrolled mobs.

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why do they have to meet in secret?

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michikokada: Good comment.

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Another mass media attempt for both politicos to stray us from the real issues.

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Minello7: thanks, just being Asian:) AP is home for heart and profits, so talks are good, conflicts not.

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why do they have to meet in secret?

To keep the Americans from crashing the meeting.

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Stop the ancient rivalries! The past is past. Saving face is for immature children and bullies. Move this confrontation to the International World Court.

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Japan have lost some common sense. it is naïve to assume that two sides will successfully avoid coming to blows. Sure, both Japan and China may currently be playing chicken over the East China Sea and may not have any intention of sparking hostilities. But the way nationalist passions have been expanding in both countries, the possibilities of accident or miscalculation is increasing and their domestic politics have made it extremely difficult to find a path back to normal diplomatic relations. In Japan you have a extreme rightwing group which wants a more militarized Japan and repel the article 9.

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LOL>taro67 !

To keep the Americans from crashing the meeting.

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