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That's what great friends are for.

Make no mistake: Japan, the US - and many more - have your back, free Taiwan.

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No need for a constitution change, it’s all good.

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This is good news for democracies, and bad news for autocracies. Japan's constitution may not prohibit joint exercises with allied nations, but it may obstruct actual joint operations if Xi's Rou Bao hits the Taiwanese fan. For this reason, proper amemdment or revision to Article 9 of the J-Constitution is a necessity.

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The North Korean threat

Perhaps made more threatening with dictator Putin now publicly admitting his support for fellow dictator Kim https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14695140

Russia/China/Iran/North Korea the dream axis of anti-democracy, pro-totalitarian supporters. How many authoritarian regime supporters living in Japan or another 'western' aligned nation are willing to shift to one of those countries before that axis controls the planet. How many currently living in Russia/China/Iran/North Korea want to shift to a 'western' aligned nation.

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America has to do A LOT more heavy lifting than japan and if it comes down to it, people's lives.

American politicians in the past signed America to bad deals with japan.

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What's Japan gonna do? They can't even change their official status of Taiwan as being China according to their Foreign Ministry. Look at what Japan did with Russia -- they still have 70% + of Russia-located businesses in operation, and still want in in gas projects, etc., and Russia doesn't pose NEAR the threat to Japan that China does.

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Hamada told reporters after the call, "We would like to beef up the capabilities of the Japan-U.S. alliance to deter and respond, and to maintain and promote a free and open Indo-Pacific."

Of course YOU would hamada because the WE part means mostly the US.

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Japan needs to focus on Northeast Asia rather than US (the most warmongering nation decade after decade)… China brought art, Buddhism, culture, and countless areas of high culture to Japan … US brought Perry and Gunboat diplomacy, nuclear bombs, Mickey Mouse, and used Okinawa to bomb Korea, Vietnam, and other ill deeds.

Japan is blighted by mega debt - US is blighted by mega debt, over 100,000 overdose deaths in a single 12 month cycle under Biden.

Include high homicide rates then America is worse than most nations that are at war.

Taking the knee in vogue to heated arguments over the definition of what a female is. A nation that divides families at home and kills abroad.

Military Defense Report in Japan points to increasing US-created problems

http://moderntokyotimes.com/military-defense-report-in-japan-points-to-increasing-us-created-problems/

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Japan should focus on itself rather than on Chinese affairs, and so does South Korea. Now that some Korean people are protesting against this military exercise, it is clear that Japan remains to be the more royal dog of America.

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U.S., Japan affirm cooperation on 'any situation' amid Taiwan tension

Including war.

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Japan should focus on itself rather than on Chinese affairs, and so does South Korea.

And China also needs to focus on itself rather than on Taiwanese affairs. Perhaps if China could lead the way, others may follow suit. But do not expect China to cease to bother Taiwan and to stop threatening it. As long as China continues in that vein, Japan and South Korea will continue doing what they are doing as a counter.

Russia and China are the worlds biggest warmongers constantly threatening others and claiming what is not theirs to claim. Thank god for the nations who champion peace, freedom and democracy. Shame on those who would take freedom and peace away from others and covet the power to make others do things against their will and to live a repressed life. Autocrats and Despots and their supporters are scum of the earth.

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in other words japan will follow instructions from Washington...

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U.S., Japan affirm cooperation on 'any situation' amid Taiwan tension

Of course the warmongering U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin loves “cooperation”.

How folks can’t see the warmongering is not really shocking. As long as Trumps gone the Dems could blow up the planet and they’d be be satisfied.

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The time has come for a NATO like alliance in the Indo - pacific and south east Asia to keep China, N Korea and any one thinking about starting a war in check.

It is the only path forward.

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Unfortunately my above comments got a lot of down votes because of the bare truth.

The U.S.-Japan Security Alliance benefits japan greatly and doesn't benefit the US nearly as much as it benefits japan.

If japan is attacked, the US must rush to fight for japan thus costing American lives. If the US is attacked, japan doesn't have to lift a finger. That's fact.

Japan is adept at creating false narratives like Marco Polo Bridge.

Who is to say they wouldn't do the same to draw the US into war to fight on their behalf because the japanese know their military at present is inept?

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Taiwan does not want to be part of your dim sum mr poo

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Any situation? So if USA attacks China, it can rely on Japanese support?

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Taiwan does not want to be part of your dim sum mr poo

More and more, not only among the working class but people in the highest echelons of the Taiwanese de-facto state, are calling for the peaceful reunification of Taiwan into China. A week or 10 days ago it was the retired head of the Taiwan armed forces. Everyone understands USA is trying to fight China to the last Taiwanese in a desperate but futile attempt to shore up its cracking, buckling, tottering, if not outright collapsing hegemony. In Europe in the face of the liberation of the Ukraine and in various parts of the world in the face of Chinese economic power.

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It’s Chinese, which USA agreed, Japan can only go to war to defend JAPAN, and USA will make bucket loads of money from arms sales, training and their mafia style protection racket.

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Randy JohnsonToday  07:46 pm JST

If japan is attacked, the US must rush to fight for japan thus costing American lives. If the US is attacked, japan doesn't have to lift a finger. That's fact.

Not exactly true. That is one of the outdated false statements often repeated by Trump before and during his term.

"(Aug. 4, 2014) Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) to take action in support of an ally that has come under enemy attack (collective self-defense)."

https://www.loc.gov/item/global-legal-monitor/2014-08-04/japan-cabinet-adoption-of-constitutional-interpretation-allowing-japan-to-engage-in-collective-self-defense/

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Ossan

Sorry, but for sure those few japanese supply ships come in handy far back from the front lines of engagement. Or the pittance of a japanese contingency of boots on the ground paving roads or building schools. That's all cool, but America pays the price in lives. japan, not so much.

I'd love to see you as an American govt representative trying to comfort a young American wife with small children of an American service member who has been killed in action by saying well at least our allies the japanese supplied us with materials.

It's not a good deal and you know it.

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@Saori You have been doing a lot of miss reading while still enjoying your freedoms? The majority of the people are trying to get OUT of China. You wrote China brought art!!! What art? The art of lying and stealing from its own citizen and the world over? You wrote China brought countless areas of high culture to Japan, when many Japanese people are complaining about how dirty and rude the Chinese people are? You wrote China brought diplomacy do you call lobbying bombs over countries and threatening every country in that area that sails through the south chyna sea and act of diplomacy? I have no idea about Japan debt and you talk about overdose deaths of people look in your own back yard and start counting about those who are committing suicide at alarming rates I think they are about the same. Death is death no matter how people lose their lives. I think you need to take a political science 100 class and stay off of the Chinese troll pay roll. By the way is there a doctor in the house? Because you definitely frontal lobe scan. The right wing link you reported is nothing but nonsense if you believe it then that proves my point. Is there a doctor in the house?

Japan needs to focus on Northeast Asia rather than US (the most warmongering nation decade after decade)… China brought art, Buddhism, culture, and countless areas of high culture to Japan … US brought Perry and Gunboat diplomacy, nuclear bombs, Mickey Mouse, and used Okinawa to bomb Korea, Vietnam, and other ill deeds.

Japan is blighted by mega debt - US is blighted by mega debt, over 100,000 overdose deaths in a single 12 month cycle under Biden.

Include high homicide rates then America is worse than most nations that are at war.

Taking the knee in vogue to heated arguments over the definition of what a female is. A nation that divides families at home and kills abroad.

Military Defense Report in Japan points to increasing US-created problems

http://moderntokyotimes.com/military-defense-report-in-japan-points-to-increasing-us-created-problems/

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Randy JohnsonToday  08:53 pm JST

Ossan

Sorry, but for sure those few japanese supply ships come in handy far back from the front lines of engagement. Or the pittance of a japanese contingency of boots on the ground paving roads or building schools. That's all cool, but America pays the price in lives. japan, not so much.

I'd love to see you as an American govt representative trying to comfort a young American wife with small children of an American service member who has been killed in action by saying well at least our allies the japanese supplied us with materials.

It's not a good deal and you know it.

We have been trying to get Japan to dump Article 9 since 1950. In fact the JSDF wouldn't even exist if we hadn't forced Japan to create it. And why did we have to force them? Because WE imposed Article 9 on them.

So cut your whining because China has succeded where we couldn't. You wanna help, push to amend Article 9. Read the Collective Defense resolution again. It calls for comming to the defense. That is separate from logistics support, without which we couldn't support or defend South Korea or Taiwan.

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Ossan, Japanese do not have direct election,like many other's country,the leadership do not trust the people too make decisions

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Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada on Monday affirmed bilateral cooperation to respond to "any situation in the region,"

This is a dangerous statement.

If Japan allows the US to launch military intervention from Okinawa, Japan is becoming an enemy combatant and China then can legally attack Japanese targets.

Think about it. Japan cannot let the US go to war with China without itself going to war with China.

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Wasn't Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin the one in charge of the Afghan debacle?

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SaoriToday  05:41 pm JST

China brought art, Buddhism, culture, and countless areas of high culture to Japan … US brought Perry and Gunboat diplomacy, nuclear bombs, Mickey Mouse..*

You forgot to mention the 3 B's...burgers, Baywatch, and bitcoin

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War is coming people....gonna watch Starship Troopers rerun and go squash some bugs

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More and more, not only among the working class but people in the highest echelons of the Taiwanese de-facto state, are calling for the peaceful reunification of Taiwan into China.

Well that is a blatant lie. So funny you think anyone would believe it. The facts are quite the opposite with less and less people in Taiwan wanting Taiwan to be a part of CCP China. As time goes on the people born and raised in free Taiwan have no wish to fall under the harsh CCP rule, they are only familiar with a self ruled Taiwan and can see for themselves the restrictions of Chinese life, the fact people there can not say anything in contradiction of the CCP, can not talk of a change in leadership as they can in Taiwan. The list is endless with the younger generations unwilling to give away freedoms long enjoyed. China has nothing to offer the people and they know it.

Everyone understands USA is trying to fight China to the last Taiwanese in a desperate but futile attempt to shore up its cracking, buckling, tottering, if not outright collapsing hegemony.

I would say you are a member of the CCP and are obviously using CCP propaganda speak.

If the US wants to fight anyone, it would do so. It has the means to do so, and to win. China wants to test itself but hesitates as the US would intervene to rain on their conquest parade.

China is a warmonger because its leader Jinping wishes to be remembered as China's greatest leader and to do that he must be a conqueror. Successful conquerors are remembered through history. Putin knows this and is trying to carve his name into the annuls of history. Jinping will try to do the same. Biden has no desire to be a conqueror and expand US territory, he is old and wants a better world for his grand children before he departs.

The obvious hatred the Autocratic nations and their minions have for the US is clear and it is also erroneous. The US has helped build up China and offered friendship to Russia after the cold war. China has let its increased prosperity thanks to the worlds investments lead it to desire power and control over others. While Putin spurned friendship with Europe and America looking for its own power and control over partnership and mutual prosperity.

China and Russia are not bad, but their leaders are evil and while they remain in control, seemingly for life, they will rule their lands with little regard for the citizens well being as they pursue more power over others, more personal riches and leaving their names in histories pages trying to be like Nero, Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, Agamemnon, Hitler, Stalin and many others who either conquered pillaged and killed their way to fame or ruled infamously, throughout time.

The US is the best option for leadership from those on offer. That could change depending on who leads, but that will always be the case. Great leaders are hard to find and come forward but infrequently. The world is in great need of a leader worthy of the title. There are none to be found at the moment.

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If Taiwan is invaded and Japan goes to the rescue expect North Korea to ally itself with China and launch ICBMs into Japan! Then South Korea…the latest war games conducted in the US concluded China would ‘smoke’ the US military and expect to be fighting in the streets here in Japan!

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@Fizzbit…Amen you nailed it! Democrats equal war!

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@roninroshi

expect North Korea to ally itself with China and launch ICBMs into Japan! Then South Korea

But why? North Korea doesn't care about China, NK's only priority is the regime survival. Any NK missile strike on Tokyo would trigger a US military intervention as long as Japan hasn't attacked first.

Furthermore, any attack on the ROK means the end of NK regime in 2 weeks as the ROK's astonishing invasion force will be arriving in Pyongyang in 19 hours, to complete the unification once and for all. In Korean peninsular, it's the ROK that's trying to invade North Korea and North Korea trying to deter the southern invasion via nukes.

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No South Korea as always

Burden in East Asia falls upon Japan and USA to defend Taiwan.

SKorea never even joined Quad Alliance to balance China.

SKorea made the 3 promises to Beijing.

SKorea Never made promises or commitments to defend Taiwan... not a Korea issue, someone else's burden.

SKorea expects everyone to help them! Help against another North Korean attack! While they are unwilling to do the same for Japan or Taiwan!

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If Taiwan is invaded and Japan goes to the rescue expect North Korea to ally itself with China and launch ICBMs into Japan! Then South Korea…the latest war games conducted in the US concluded China would ‘smoke’ the US military and expect to be fighting in the streets here in Japan

Funny statement. The outcomes of exercises are almost always highly classified so unless you have clearance, a need to know and are violating that trust in your post, all you wrote is a bunch of famboi hooey.

I have deployed with the JMSDF and have also seen the PLAN up close and personal. There is no comparison. The JMSDF is a professional navy and their ships reflect the hard lessons of WWII in terms of their construction and level of damage control equipment. Their crews are well trained and very proficient, probably the best anti-submarine navy in the world outside of the US Navy. The PLAN ships I saw made it clear that China has never fought a naval battle since the age of sail, and their last such battle with the Royal Navy ended in about ten minutes with utter defeat. Roll around office chairs, no fresh water evaporators and plywood interior partitions (steel water tight bulkheads but within those all the little work and living spaces had plywood partitions and cabinets which is a huge fire hazard), no firefighting gear apparent. I laugh out loud every time I think of trying to hang on to a radar console in your roll around office chair when the ship is pitching and rolling in a big two or three meter Pacific swell.

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Furthermore, any attack on the ROK means the end of NK regime in 2 weeks as the ROK's astonishing invasion force will be arriving in Pyongyang in 19 hours, to complete the unification once and for all. In Korean peninsular,

Sigh. You have to know the PLA would intervene to stop such an invasion. China will never under any circumstances permit a unified Korea if that nation is a capitalist democracy that honors basic civil liberties such as free speech, a free press, religious freedom and equal rights. Allowing such a Korea on its border is an existential threat to the CCP and they will commit unlimited resources to prevent that from happening.

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@Desert Tortoise

The JMSDF is a professional navy

JMSDF has an unusually high level of ship/submarine collision with civilian fishing boats/cargo ships for being such a "professional navy", when it's not even a navy and is technically a maritime arms police staffed entirely by civilians. Makes you wonder about the basic training of JMSDF armed police force.

You have to know the PLA would intervene to stop such an invasion.

Actually PLA won't. There are two reasons for this.

1) During the August 2017 North Korea missile around Guam crisis during which North Korea threatened to drop its ballistic missiles around Guam just outside of its territorial water, China warned that if North Korean missile hit Guam's territorial water or even Guam itself and the war with the US ensued as the result, China would have to sit back and watch as the Sino-North Korean mutual defense treaty doesn't cover wars started by North Korea.

2) There is a secret non-intervention agreement between the ROK and China which China guarantees non-intervention during the regime collapse and the ROK takeover of North Korea, as confirmed by President Lee Myung Back and President Park Geun Hye. Other than the confirmation by two Korean president that such contingency agreement exists, its detail is obviously top secret. As to why China would agree to this, it's better to hand over North Korea to the ROK than to drag China into another war that would cost half a million PLA troop lives PLUS a potential US base across the Yalu river.

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How do you know all this stuff Sami ?

But the real question is, would china actually abide by that, or, as we can see from the other side of the world, despite saying: "No; we're not going to invade Ukraine"...just go ahead and DO it.

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@WA4TKG

would china actually abide by that

If China doesn't, then it's Korean War 2 again, but now against the massively jacked up ROK plus the US, it's like fighting two Americas this time around. The Korean saying is that they got 1 million rocket rounds and 6 million artillery rounds, seven for each one of 1 million PLA troops. China has concluded it is in China's best interest to sit out of Korean War 2 because they have too much to lose, both economically and militarily.

It's pretty astounding how people seems to forget how powerful the ROK's military has become, and why European nations are rushing to Korea for the supplies of tanks, armors, rockets, and even fighters in the light of Ukraine War.

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/canada-is-in-discussions-to-buy-100000-artillery-shells-for-ukraine

Canada is in discussions to buy 100,000 artillery shells for Ukraine

Canadian officials have been talking with their counterparts in South Korea to acquire the 100,000 rounds of 155-millimetre artillery ammunition

Since the ROK is sitting on a stockpile of 6 million rounds, selling 100K rounds to Canada at cost is no big deal for Korea. Others are making similar requests as well.

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What about tracking and stopping hypersonic missiles ?

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Ossan

Sorry, but for sure those few japanese supply ships come in handy far back from the front lines of engagement. Or the pittance of a japanese contingency of boots on the ground paving roads or building schools. That's all cool, but America pays the price in lives. japan, not so much.

I'd love to see you as an American govt representative trying to comfort a young American wife with small children of an American service member who has been killed in action by saying well at least our allies the japanese supplied us with materials.

It's not a good deal and you know it.

"We have been trying to get Japan to dump Article 9 since 1950. In fact the JSDF wouldn't even exist if we hadn't forced Japan to create it. And why did we have to force them? Because WE imposed Article 9 on them.

So cut your whining because China has succeded where we couldn't. You wanna help, push to amend Article 9. Read the Collective Defense resolution again. It calls for comming to the defense. That is separate from logistics support, without which we couldn't support or defend South Korea or Taiwan."

Spin as usual. Trying to play off japan as the poor little victim again. You know very well why article 9 was implemented by the allied powers back in the day. It had something to do with approximately 30 million people being killed because of japan's aggressive war actions, and you know it. At the time it made sense. To be sure, I am not opposed to japan ditching article 9. That's where you and I are on the same page, but our approach is different. I'm sick of people trying to play japan off as some kind or poor little inncent child who deserves a big break. japan is responsible for its own actions and should take responsibility instead of trying to run and hide from the truthful past. In saying that, it's up to the japanese to dump article 9. As of now it doesn't appear as though that will happen anytime soon.

And how dare you say whining when and or if japan gets caught up in a conflict ( of which they just may pull a Marco Polo Bridge Incident ) and cost America lives. Seriously, the audacity of that comment. Beyond shameless.

Past American administrations could have put a clause in the US-Japan Security Alliance but they didn't. They were weak and pathetic. They don't care about our people. Might as well change the alliance to the Japan Security with America in Tow Scam. Shameful.

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"any situation" notionally sounds like a solid pact, but sounds vague when you look at nearby Ukraine.

Wotif Lloyd is only interested in selling Raytheon arms?

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Pretending to care about American lives while doing their best to put a wedge between US and it's allies is disgusting and shameful to everyone but wumaos. No real Americans on either side of the political fence have issues with Japan and defense today. The days of attacking our own allies is over under the current administration who have their eyes on our real adversaries, Russia and China.

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We shall see, it's only a matter of time before someone makes a mistake "training" and all hell breaks loose. Stock pile some provisions if you're within striking distance of a US base. - Peace

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SB is an expert on military matters.

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More and more, not only among the working class but people in the highest echelons of the Taiwanese de-facto state, are calling for the peaceful reunification of Taiwan into China.

https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2022/08/17/2003783677

'Half of Taiwanese back independence'

*Fifty percent of respondents supported independence, 25.7 percent supported maintaining the “status quo”** and 11.8 percent supported unification, while 12.1 percent had no opinion, did not know or refused to answer, the foundation said.*

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Samit has no personal experience with the JMSDF to comment knowingly about their level of equipment or training. I have deployed with the JMSDF when our ship was attached to a JMSDF surface action group. Samit claims to know the contents of a "secret" agreement between China and South Korea. Read the comments with this in mind.

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For Randy Johnson and Ossan; Consider that Chiang Kai-shek was on the verge of crushing Mao and the communists in 1937, but was forced to divert his forces to fighting the Japanese instead, allowing Mao to slip away to norther China to lick his wounds and prepare to resume fighting later. If Japan had not waged war on China there would be no PRC today. There would have been no reason for the Soviet Union to declare war on Japan, arm Mao to fight the Republican forces and subsequently divide the Korean Peninsula. Korea would be an undivided probably democratic nation and China would be governed by the original republic formed by Dr. Sun Yat-sen. The world would be a very different place than it is. We can thank Japan for the PRC, the DPRK and the rest of the mess Asia is in today. Japan created this mess and they owe it to the world to help un-screw it.

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Ossan

RJ = Sorry, but for sure those few japanese supply ships come in handy far back from the front lines of engagement. Or the pittance of a japanese contingency of boots on the ground paving roads or building schools. That's all cool, but America pays the price in lives. japan, not so much.

I'd love to see you as an American govt representative trying to comfort a young American wife with small children of an American service member who has been killed in action by saying well at least our allies the japanese supplied us with materials.

It's not a good deal and you know it.

Ossan = "We have been trying to get Japan to dump Article 9 since 1950. In fact the JSDF wouldn't even exist if we hadn't forced Japan to create it. And why did we have to force them? Because WE imposed Article 9 on them.

So cut your whining because China has succeded where we couldn't. You wanna help, push to amend Article 9. Read the Collective Defense resolution again. It calls for comming to the defense. That is separate from logistics support, without which we couldn't support or defend South Korea or Taiwan."

RJ = Spin as usual. Trying to play off japan as the poor little victim again. You know very well why article 9 was implemented by the allied powers back in the day. It had something to do with approximately 30 million people being killed because of japan's aggressive war actions, and you know it. At the time it made sense. To be sure, I am not opposed to japan ditching article 9. That's where you and I are on the same page, but our approach is different. I'm sick of people trying to play japan off as some kind or poor little inncent child who deserves a big break. japan is responsible for its own actions and should take responsibility instead of trying to run and hide from the truthful past. In saying that, it's up to the japanese to dump article 9. As of now it doesn't appear as though that will happen anytime soon.

And how dare you say whining when and or if japan gets caught up in a conflict ( of which they just may pull a Marco Polo Bridge Incident ) and cost America lives. Seriously, the audacity of that comment. Beyond shameless.

Past American administrations could have put a clause in the US-Japan Security Alliance but they didn't. They were weak and pathetic. They don't care about our people. Might as well change the alliance to the Japan Security with America in Tow Scam. Shameful

Ossan = "Pretending to care about American lives while doing their best to put a wedge between US and it's allies is disgusting and shameful to everyone but wumaos. No real Americans on either side of the political fence have issues with Japan and defense today. The days of attacking our own allies is over under the current administration who have their eyes on our real adversaries, Russia and China."

RJ = Wow. Just wow. What an unbelievably disingenuous and callous comment to say the least. 'Pretending' to care about American lives, ossan? No, I care deeply about American lives. I can't believe you said that and then try to pander off as if this some kind of PRC tactic. Shameless. And yes, Americans on either side of the political fence do care about the one-sided rip-off security deal. It's bogus and cheap. And if you want to play the 'attacking our allies game is over' schtick then tell your brethren to call off the dogs in academia and media and the endless and shameless attacking of America. Shameless.

The US - Japan Security Alliance is a terrible deal and it greatly benefits japan and not the US, and you know it and you would love to keep it that way that is why you add spin to your comments. Shameless.

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If an agreement between the U.S. and PRC mutually acknowledging One China, then the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act enacted by U.S. Congress was the abnegation on the part of the U.S. of the One China policy.

How the U.S. will explain the contradiction of its policy toward China, I wonder.

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