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Bangladesh siege highlights Japan's development aid overseas

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Too many Japanese were killed. Because Article 9 only allows when country is attacked J can use JiYeiTai. So, Japanese are not protected oversea.

Amend Article 9 to protect zJapanese oversea from terrorist groups.

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Amend Article 9 to protect zJapanese oversea from terrorist groups.

Toshiko, this type of thinking will lead Japan down the road to war AGAIN. Consider what you are implying here, change article nine, allow Japanese troops to invade other sovereign countries when Japanese citizens are at risk.

It's obvious that even Japanese people misunderstand what Article 9 is about if you think it could be used here in a situation like this. This hostage case is not the place for the Japanese military, and to assume that they could have been used to protect these people means you believe the Japanese government has the right to use force in a foreign country.

Toshiko, sorry, but that is wrong.

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I've given you a thumbs up Toshiko, I love the innocence stuff you put out. Yeah Amend Article 9 and let's do em.

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toshiko.

Amend Article 9 to protect zJapanese oversea from terrorist groups

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If the Americans, British or French can't protect their citizens outside their borders - they're not 'hindered' by any Article 9 - then I don't see how changing Article 9 will make Japanese overseas any safer.

This poor cogitation of the Japanese right always amazes me.

There are thousands of grieving British/American mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters wishing that the US and Britain did have something similar to Article 9, before they invaded Iraq.

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There are thousands of grieving British/American mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters wishing that the US and Britain did have something similar to Article 9, before they invaded Iraq.

One might even go so far as to say that the LACK of Article 9 in certain western countries is more responsible for the ISIS than anything else.

ISIS and other terrorists don't just pop up in a vacuum. They are generally a response to what they consider as aggression by non Article 9 type countries.

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This hostage case is not the place for the Japanese military.

Isn't this pretty much a common sense except those place like Somalia where government is not fully in control or in the state of anarchy?

Sovereign countries have their full and exclusive right to take care of any cases occurred within their jurisdiction, their territory and it has to be solemnly respected. Something like Iraq invasion should never have happened.

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The restaurant assault also comes after Bangladesh hanged an Islamist party leader, Motiur Rahman Nizami, on May 11 for genocide and other crimes committed during a 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. That has drawn an angry reaction and some scattered violence from supporters.

Foreign diplomats and human rights groups have warned that Bangladesh's ongoing war crime tribunals and the government's pressure on the Bangladesh Nationalist Party have created a backlash domestically, according to Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch.

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Japan should stop handing out aid to Bangladesh by our hard earned tax, pull out Japanese investment and JICA voluntary activities.

What is Japan getting in exchange of all of these? Dead bodies of its citizen! Enough is enough.

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