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Kishida sees need for dialogue with China's Xi

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OssanAmerica

Yes, anything that strengthens Japan's ability to protect itself from it's closest neighbors who all possess nuclear weapons, China, Russia, North Korea is "wrong" in your view. I can only think of one reason why.

My contention is that merely resorting to saber rattling won't solve international problems, not to mention actually opening hostilities. Russia was completely wrong in this sense when its armed forces began "special operations" against Ukraine, that is, invaded it in broad daylight.  

Tell me specifically why you think I am wrong.

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Desert Tortoise,

Yes, anything that strengthens Japan's ability to protect itself from it's closest neighbors who all possess nuclear weapons, China, Russia, North Korea is "wrong" in your view. I can only think of one reason why.

My contention is that merely resorting to saber rattling won't solve international problems, not to mention actually opening hostilities. Russia was completely wrong in this sense when its armed forces began "special operations" against Ukraine, aka, invaded it.  

Tell me specifically why you think I am wrong.

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Longtime ally the United States

What a bunch of rubbish

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Double signals as is par for the course here.

Military drills with US and South Korea one day. The next, "Don't be mad daddy, I still want dialogue."

FOH.

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Smart move by Kishida!

He needs to make it clear that Japan does not always agree with USA and has no intentions of creating tension with its neighbours (that’s all USAs wrongdoing) so please leave Japan alone

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voiceofokinawaToday  05:23 pm JST

OssanAmerica's post (Today  10:15 am JST) is completely wrong in this respect. It is also assumed that the U.S. government may interfere and tell Kishida not to approach China too close.

Yes, anything that strengthens Japan's ability to protect itself from it's closest neighors who all posess nuclear weapons, China, Russia, North Korea is "wrong" in your view. I can only think of one reason why.

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Dialogues with China have been made thousands of years.

A dialogue with Xi is meaningless.

The only counterpart for China schools in Japan is those of Communist Youth League of China

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Thursday that keeping a dialogue with Chinese President Xi Jinping is important in maintaining "constructive" bilateral ties and cooperative relations ... .

Right on. The two sides should be engaged more in dialogue in regard to territorial and other security matters than simply resorting to saber rattling. No eye for an eye nor a tooth for a tooth diplomacy to resolve such matters.

OssanAmerica's post (Today  10:15 am JST) is completely wrong in this respect. It is also assumed that the U.S. government may interfere and tell Kishida not to approach China too close.

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We need your money

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"Dialogue with china".

Begging China.

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In my home country a proverb goes something like this, translated: you just can’t dance at two wedding parties at the same time.

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Just like the sacrifical lamb, inviting the lion for dinner

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Does he really mean it? Is he truly sincere?

They do mean it, but they’ll also play along and sing the Anti-China Anthem. This shows that they are not 100% with either sides, the US or China.

This is the most beneficial for Japan: access to the Chinese 800 million middle class market and first class security alliance with the West. Smart choice.

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jpn gov need to be sure what they really want.

This is the best position for Japan to have both their yokan 羊羹 and eat it too.

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Kishida sees need for dialogue with China's Xi:

He said keeping a dialogue with Xi is important in maintaining constructive bilateral ties despite persisting challenges between the neighbors.

Does he really mean it? Is he truly sincere?

Has he got the green light from top..?

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"Dialogue with china".

Hahaha...

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This follows on from typical backstabbing behavior from the 'alliance'. Talk nasty and threaten, then ask for dialog? Like USA threatens Venezuela and demonizes them, then asks nicely for oil. I thought Maduro wasn't the legitimate president, so why ask him and not Guaidó?

Has Kishida finally realized China is a major trading partner? China has become a punching bag for people wanting to take out their anger due to their own mistakes and misfortunes.

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So Kishida wants to open communications w ith China. And the pro-CCP crowd are bashing him for it. I guess they would rather he didn't.

Kishida is a fool to not support nuclear sharing in today's geopolitical climate.

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But your government and media here in Japan have already demonized China through the help of Uncle Sam! What's this for? Damage control?

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first they made antichinese alliance next day want dialogue.

jpn gov need to be sure what they really want.

at least if they want be recognized by chinese side as serious partner.otherwise there is no need for any talk as will be meaningless time wasting from start.

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Nice to see Kishida talking some sense! Diplomacy beats war anyway of the week!

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Russia's invasion of Ukraine has raised concern about its implications for the Indo-Pacific,

Warmongering Putin and the Kremlin have made the world more unstable than it has been for a long time. Russia, like China, is a huge country geographically, there is no need for either nation to invade and try to seize territories outside their respective borders.

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China views Taiwan as a renegade province to be reunified with the mainland, by force if necessary.

The CCP autocrats know how successful Taiwan has become and want to see whether they can turn it into a province under their control and skim off profits for themselves. Were China to take control of Taiwan, it could further enrich the CCP barons at the expense of the Taiwanese people, who have worked so hard to build their nation. Empires leave sovereign . states alone, first fix the problems within your current boundaries before trying to spread your problems elsewhere. And leave your war machines within your borders. Stop wasting fuel and polluting the planet to display your military might.

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