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Posted in: Biden consults Kishida after N Korea missile test See in context

Depends. Their leadership and their army of hackers certainly have global internet access. North Korean hotels open only to foreigners have internet access. The average North Korean does not.

I may be wrong, but to my knowledge, most NK hacking operations are based in China in disguised labor camps in border towns.

And I agree, any infiltration the west has into NK is most definitely top secret.

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Posted in: Biden consults Kishida after N Korea missile test See in context

there was plenty of time through all those many decades, for a skilled intelligence service to place or buy a few of them and activating them. It’s difficult but not impossible

I agree. Not impossible, but exceedingly difficult.

First of all, NK is so secretive and paranoid, they shoot to kill tourists who wander off the predetermined tour route.

Secondly, family connections, lineage and prestige are everything in advancing a career in NK. To even be considered as a candidate to work in NK’s nuclear program, you’d have to be a well educated descendant of a prestigious party-loyal family.

Thirdly, the west was able to infiltrate the USSR and vice-versa because their physical appearance is not too different. For a spy or operator to infiltrate NK, they would have to be ethnic Korean or East Asian, at least, and have the above credentials and connections.

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Posted in: Biden consults Kishida after N Korea missile test See in context

Israel and it's "allies" was able to cyberattack Iran's nuclear program, why the same has not been done yet for NK programs.

Because NK’s nuclear program, and much of the country itself, is not connected to outside communications networks. So unless you actually get a saboteur inside the nuclear facilities, tough luck.

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Posted in: U.S. Marine arrested over assault in Okinawan bar See in context

Unfortunately he won't get out scot-free. He is being charged still by the Ishikawa Police for Drunk and Disorderly 

I don’t think DAD public drunkenness is a criminal offense in Japan. If he scuffled with the cops he can be charged with obstruction of police duties, but if he’s just drunk and rowdy, but didn’t assault anyone or cause damage to property, I don’t think they can charge him with anything other than prefectural “public nuisance” ordinances, if they even exist for DAD.

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Posted in: U.S. Marine arrested over assault in Okinawan bar See in context

Just saw the incident report on this. The Marine and the customer were joking around and then after the Marine fell off the chair he got up and pushed the customers head down on the bar. They both were laughing then the friend who spoke English said the Marine disrespected his friend. The customer was saying in Japanese it's fine no issue, but the friend then called the Ishikawa Police who came with four policemen and promptly arrested the Marine. That's it.

Sounds like this “Friend” is a bit of a Karen.

If the police report, witness testimonies, and PMO investigation add up, he’s getting off scot-free.

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Posted in: N Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan; some trains suspended See in context

If Rocket man keeps testing his attack capabilities, Japan should test its defense capabilities. Too late if it's a real attack only to find out that your software has a glitch.

Although it would be satisfying to shoot down all NK’s missile tests, one interceptor missile is probably several times more expensive than Kim’s missiles. If the missile is determined to be a non-threat, letting it fly its course would also allow for intelligence gathering on missile capabilities.

The interceptor missile packages come with a “trainer mode” in which the software and systems operate exactly as they would in a real situation. The only difference being there is no physical launch. I have no doubt that the US, Japan and Korea are testing and training their interceptor crews with every NK missile launch.

Launching BMD at every NK missile as a “test” as entertaining as it would be, is like “testing” your fire extinguisher every time your annoying neighbor has a BBQ.

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Posted in: Four bikers dressed as Spider-Man arrested in Saga City See in context

Saga, lol. The least known prefecture in Japan.

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Posted in: U.S. Marine arrested over assault in Okinawan bar See in context

Marines go through an intensive training which teaches self control.

Funny thing about Marines. I’ve seen Marines guarding a checkpoint in a war zone stand unflinching while being pelted with rocks and yelled at by locals. I’ve seen Marines laughing while taking pot shots from bad guys for hours, waiting for authorization to counterattack.

However, I’ve also seen a Marine punch a guy who he never met and never talked to because “he looks like a (old English word for bundle of sticks).”

Generally though, Marines will get into fights with other Marines but rarely with civilians.

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Posted in: North Korea fires 4th round of missile tests in 1 week See in context

The main reasons for NK’s missile launches are:

-Crew training opportunity

-Demonstrating technology to buyers from Yemen, Iran, etc

-Depletion of expired stock

-Testing of new technology

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Posted in: Season's 1st snow on Mt Fuji See in context

Last year’s first snow was in early September. More than a month earlier than average.

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Posted in: What are the pros and cons of owning an EV (electric vehicle)? See in context

IMO, electric vehicles have not yet evolved to the point of being a practical replacement for internal combustion engine vehicles. That said, if E-Vics continue to evolve, maybe in 10 years they will surpass ICE vehicles and become the majority.

Either way, now is not the time to buy a brand new E-Vic or gas powered car, as both will be worthless and un-resellabe in 10 years.

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Posted in: U.S. Vice President Harris seeking computer chip partners in Tokyo See in context

It makes sense to diversify the supply chain with established manufacturers, especially amidst anticipated friction with China.

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Posted in: Complete list of WWII U.S. internees of Japanese descent unveiled See in context

If my memory is correct. Wasn’t George Takei and Pat Morita interned…

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Posted in: Slain ex-PM Abe honored at divisive state funeral See in context

Japan's hawkish former leader Shinzo Abe was honored by a rare and divisive state funeral Tuesday that was full of militaristic presentation like soldiers carrying his ashes in a box brought by his widow and praise of his nine-year premiership.

I wonder why the author chooses to open the article with this biased “observation.”

Name one country in which the military or police (in a country that has no military such as Costa Rica) are not involved in the mortuary affairs of state funerals.

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Posted in: The hidden meaning of the U.S. Air Force’s 'shake and fries' patch in Japan See in context

I think it's illegal to add any sign or patch to a military uniform not issued by the military.

In the US military, yes and no.

The Marine Corps have no unit patches, and rank and skill badges are metal pins.

The US Army (from what I’ve observed) is more lenient to morale and humorous patches and badges.

Of course no service person would wear these in an official function, but in the field, whatever the 1LT tolerates is good to go.

From what I’ve seen from my experience working with the SDF, they have all sorts of patches. Some official and some not, and their patches were a pretty hot trade item with US troops.

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Posted in: The hidden meaning of the U.S. Air Force’s 'shake and fries' patch in Japan See in context

Dumbing down for the people trained in using expensive and highly machinery. Absurd.

Good thing you weren’t around when bomber crews painted pinup models on their planes and field manuals were in comic book form, featuring “Buxom Betty.”

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Posted in: U.S. Naval Forces in Japan remind Twitter fans about 'Top Gun: Maverick' See in context

MilesTeg

I am aware of that, I was just trying to remember what the excuse was in the movie.

Mav was saying something like, F35s can make it past the SAMS without maneuvering through the canyon, but,… something-something.

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Posted in: U.S. Naval Forces in Japan remind Twitter fans about 'Top Gun: Maverick' See in context

What was the BS excuse for not using stealth F35s again?

I remember in the mission analysis, Maverick saying that F35s could get passed the SAMs but couldn’t….

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Posted in: Rodman planning Russia trip for jailed Griner: report See in context

Rod is a cool guy. He used to have a sprawling house at the end of Newport Peninsula in California to which he'd welcome pretty much anyone who dared visit.

I always just thought that was an urban legend. Some missed opportunities. Lol

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Posted in: Rodman planning Russia trip for jailed Griner: report See in context

Well, sometimes when dealing with crazy, crazier works.

Misguided as he may be, at least he’s doing something.

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Posted in: California sets new low unemployment record in July See in context

California is one of those love-to-hate states. Depending on where you live, it can be either end of the spectrum.

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Posted in: What are some of the strangest job titles you have seen advertised in recent years? See in context

Influencer School Coach.

Apparently, there are now schools to teach people how to photoshop your abs or arse, post 30 pics of your lunch, take photos in a private jet studio set, and sit on the hood of a rented Lamborghini.

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Posted in: Japan considers deploying long-range missiles to counter China: report See in context

And what countries has China invaded recently? And in how many countries/territories do they have bases in?

Tibet, Vietnam, Mongolia, and the Uyghurs to name a few.

US military bases around the world are part of defense treaties or at the request of the hosting nation.

Name me one country that requests for a Chinese military presence.

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Posted in: Japan considers deploying long-range missiles to counter China: report See in context

Japan has nothing China needs.

You are thinking in Western ideology. The US and it’s allies do not fight wars to gain territory.

China, on the other hand, has gaining territories that it unilaterally claims to have historic rights to, as the main reason for it’s military expansion.

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Posted in: Japan considers deploying long-range missiles to counter China: report See in context

Japan has nothing China needs. Why is Japan wanting to antagonize now???

Just the top half of the 1st island chain, no big deal, eh?

And when has Japan “antagonized” China since 1945?

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Posted in: Chemical tanker, cargo ship crash near southwestern Japan See in context

A lot of these ship crews are grossly incompetent, underpaid, understaffed and complacent. Many of these incidents are the result of not properly understanding maritime laws, piloting by assumption, or plain old asleep at the wheel.

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Posted in: U.S. Air Force grounds Ospreys over safety concern, including in Japan See in context

I'm just wondering why you mention China Airlines, the national carrier of Taiwan?

No particular intent.

Just the first airline on an alphabetical order list of airlines that have a higher incident/flight hours ratio than the M/CV-22.

Keep in mind that an “incident” can be anything from a crash to a loose bolt.

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Posted in: U.S. Air Force grounds Ospreys over safety concern, including in Japan See in context

Overall, the Osprey has a lower incident/flight hours ratio than every other rotary wing in the US military, and China Airlines.

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Posted in: Pot-smoking tourists not welcome in Thailand, says health minister See in context

One reason was that nylon was mainly a replacement for silk and not hemp. 

If I’m not mistaken, nylon became more prevalent in WW2 to make parachutes, which were typically made of silk. Silk that was ironically, mostly imported from Japan.

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Posted in: We know nine Japanese people were among foreigners who entered Ukraine to fight against Russia as of Aug 5. See in context

There are many Japanese who join the US Marine Corps, or French Foreign Legion as well. Their reasons vary, but it’s ultimately their life, their choice.

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