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This is why Pac has not been to hard on Abe's 70th anniversary speech. Kim seems to be going crazy, executing lots of higher ups. Maybe Kim is just crazy enough to start a new war with S. Korea. There is no peace treaty, just an armistice. She just might find herself and S. Korea in need of Japanese help.

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"The last direct attack on the South was in November 2010 when North Korea shelled the South Korean border island of Yeonpyeong, killing two civilians and two soldiers. On that occasion, South Korea responded by shelling North Korean positions, triggering brief fears of a full-scale conflict."

In the case of a full-scale conflict, that will be the end of North Korea.

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S. Korea in need of Japanese help.

Why would Japan help SK? North Korea is far more nicer to Japan for a few decades.

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Wow. They're actually shooting, the spot is getting hot. Time to unleash those ROK Marines. . . . those cats are pretty tough. Naw, they won't go that far yet.

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This could actually be a good thing for Japan - S. Korea relations. Uniting against a common enemy and all that.

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So many of my Korean friends in CA. . . . often refer to themselves as the elite asians, among other asians, there in So. California. Really? How so?

Colonized by japan. Next, separated by two white powers: Communism vs Capitalism. In the final showdown, it's still korean brother vs korean brother- Go figure.

SK are the good guys. . . . North Korea. . heh-heh . . Nuthing but lies, tyranny, deception, poverty and fear instilled into it's people by a crazy dictator.

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tinawatanabe: "Why would Japan help SK? North Korea is far more nicer to Japan for a few decades."

Because you owe South Korea a LOT for sending out specialists and being number two in the world in terms of donations and help after 3/11 -- you know, when Japan was desperate for help and South Korea took the high road and gave it.

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smithinjapan, also Japan's second biggest trade surplus comes from South Korea. The annual trade/account surpluses generated by Japan, from trading with South Korea added up to $1 trillion since 1965. Japan owes a lot to South Korea for being such good customers. Many small companies in Japan will be hurt if they lose their South Korean market.

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In the case of a full-scale conflict, that will be the end of North Korea.

And the rest of the region as well. Peace is better.

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Peace is better.

'Course it is. . . But the N. Koreans are so belligerent. Best stand up. Show them they cannot hold Seoul, Tokyo & the americans as their hostages to get whatever they want. . . . Rice, beef, liquor, tobacco, cash, using abductees as pawns. . . . how ridiculous.

Yet they threatened peace by firing their rodong scuds into the sea of japan every now & then. Pathetic-

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Why would Japan help SK? North Korea is far more nicer to Japan for a few decades.

True. Let them sort it. Don't even consider accepting refugees like they did before or giving the financial assistance to fix the aftermath.

All this nonsense that Japan owes Korea is complete hogwash.

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tinawatanabe AUG. 20, 2015 - 10:05PM JST Why would Japan help SK? North Korea is far more nicer to Japan for a few decades.

North Korea is nice to Japanese government but not that nice to the Japanese citizens. After all, who knows how many citizens NK kidnapped secretly? So "far more nicer" is a meaningless hyperbole because you have emotional hangup against South Korea.

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North Korea and Japan societies have some striking similarities.

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North Korea and Japan societies have some striking similarities

Sure. That's why many people living in Japan are jumping at the opportunity to move to North Korea.

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I just read an aricle on this site mentioning the SK President saying the reunification can possibly happen in a year's time. This somehow disproves that....

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North Korea and Japan societies have some striking similarities.

Yeah, almost as close as apples and asparagus.

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Because you owe South Korea a LOT for sending out specialists and being number two in the world in terms of donations and help after 3/11 -- you know, when Japan was desperate for help and South Korea took the high road and gave it.

Don't know which figure you are using but according to the Red Cross, South Korea came in fifth among donations. This 'sincerity' is cancelled out by the fact that Lee Myung Bak's disembarking in Takeshima, demanding apology from Japan's current Emperor, refusal to take the Takeshima issue to ICJ, rejection of PM's (Noda) letter, unilateral sanction (no scientific reasons) imposed on Japan's seafood products just two days before Tokyo's Olympic acceptance, dragging out the comfort women issue despite 1965 agreement, refusal of AWF funds and direct apology from PM's, and the recent Kono Statement Review which revealed that they took part in the drafting despite comlete lack of evidence of Korean women being forced, and the recent political backstabbing of UNESCO heritage motion despite promising that they (FM of Korea) would support it.

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nigelboy AUG. 22, 2015 - 02:24AM JST Don't know which figure you are using but according to the Red Cross, South Korea came in fifth among donations. This 'sincerity' is cancelled out by the fact that Lee Myung Bak's disembarking in Takeshima, demanding apology from Japan's current Emperor, refusal to take the Takeshima issue to ICJ, rejection of PM's (Noda) letter,

Your J-goverment mixes 3/11 natural disaster with politics after South Korea donated close to $50 million after the disaster. You cannot blame other nations of relations problems with Japan. Why did Japan sent three Japanese lawmakers to South Korea in the summer of 2011 and tried to visit near Dokdo (Ulleungdo island) to intentionally create conflict claimed by South Korea and Japan? These lawmakers made confrontation with a big scene, being arrogant, and refused for hours to board a return flight home. At the time, South Koreans were collecting donations and sending rescue teams in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that inundated the northeast coast of Japan. South Korea should not put significant importance in improving relations with Japan. Why didn't these lawmakers go through proper channels for discussion?

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Your J-goverment mixes 3/11 natural disaster with politics after South Korea donated close to $50 million after the disaster. You cannot blame other nations of relations problems with Japan. Why did Japan sent three Japanese lawmakers to South Korea in the summer of 2011 and tried to visit near Dokdo (Ulleungdo island) to intentionally create conflict claimed by South Korea and Japan?

They went on their own to visit Ulluengdo island which is both recognized by Japan and Korea as Korea's territory. And for some unknown reason, the immigration refused. Very childish. Thanks for pointing out another insincere move by Korea.

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nigelboy AUG. 22, 2015 - 09:11AM JST They went on their own to visit Ulluengdo island which is both recognized by Japan and Korea as Korea's territory.

No. They went as a representative of Japanese government. I guess this is a proper thing for Japanese government to do after thousands of South Koreans worked hard to donate a relief fund for Fukushima disaster. Is this the way of saying "thank you"? No wonder they were refused entry in South Korea. What a disgrace.

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No. They went as a representative of Japanese government. I guess this is a proper thing for Japanese government to do after thousands of South Koreans worked hard to donate a relief fund for Fukushima disaster. Is this the way of saying "thank you"? No wonder they were refused entry in South Korea. What a disgrace.

They are not. The three members were simply lawmakers when there was no Parliamentary session. Thanks again for pointing out the insincerity of the Korean counterparts.

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nigelboy AUG. 22, 2015 - 09:35AM JST They are not. The three members were simply lawmakers when there was no Parliamentary session. Thanks again for pointing out the insincerity of the Korean counterparts.

Yoshitaka Shindo of Japan's main opposition group, the Liberal Democratic Party, warned that turning away them away would become "a big diplomatic problem,".

Source: www.csmonitor.com

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Yoshitaka Shindo of Japan's main opposition group, the Liberal Democratic Party, warned that turning away them away would become "a big diplomatic problem,".

The operative word there being "opposition group" which makes you previous post even less convincing. Thanks again for helping my argument.

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North Korea is nutty and aggressive. South Korea seems to be not much better. The loudspeaker thing should never have happened because it is just about one-upmanship. It was incorrect and immature action. You can almost hear them saying, "Oh yeah, take that!" Really... like they are in junior high school And now, shelling?

The first thing to understand is that NK can reach Seoul easily with its artillery. They have antiquated weapons in some areas, but their artillery and subs are modern enough to get the job done. In the event of a war, Seoul is toast. Never mind that with US help payback will be severe... that won't bring back the dead, and it's really amazing that SK is willing to risk their own people's lives over something that need not have escalated at all.

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