The provocations are completely predictable to anyone who has eyes and can see the long-term pattern:
Trump has cost China untold billions in tariffs, pushing them to stop technology theft and is blocking their expansion in the south China sea, not to mention sales of new weapons to Taiwan.
What can China do to stop him?
Just in time for the 2020 election year order their puppet state the DPRK to launch missiles to try to humiliate POTUS. Any of the democrats winning the presidency would be far more beneficial for China, especially Biden with his son's China business interests.
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This agreement should work both ways to also allow US forces to timely assist Japanese aircraft in distress:
In 1985 when JAL 123 crashed in Gumma the USAF offered to immediately send helicopters from nearby Yokota to start rescue, but was denied by the government. This stupidity caused more unnecessary deaths in this accident.
Later the few survivors reported that many injured were crying troughout the night, but by the time the "proper" Japanese rescures showed up in the morning it was dead quiet...
34 years later they still didn't learn from this debacle.
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Moon created this problem and now pretends to propose a solution.
What a piece of garbage.
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Maybe if the spyware was offered as a side option instead of built in Chinese junk might be better received.
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The only thing done by ANA more idiotic than this purchase was putting RR engines on their 787 fleet.
15 of those machines have been continuously parked in Haneda without engines on and off for the past 7 years. --That's about $4 BILLION US worth of equipment making no money but requires payments on.
Nowhere in the world is lack of talent in airline leadership is as horrendous as in Japan:
100% of the international flights between Okinawa and Kyushu -with the exception of Fukuoka, are done by foreign carriers, and have always been so!
The single exception to failure was when the great Chairman Mr. Inamori saved JAL from bankruptcy.
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For over a hundred years the entire history of aviation drinking has been the traditional way to deal with stress the world over.
Why is it a surprise that many pilots would be drinking in Japan where the industry is made FAR, FAR a more stressful environment than elsewhere?
For example the number one rule of their scheduling is built to MAKE SURE pilots no more than MINIMUM rest. Into this they get the MAXIMUM duty crammed in. This is an easy source of endemic life stress nobody does anything about to fix, and has nothing to do with a particular airline: THEY ALL DO THIS!
For those pilots who need drinking to alleviate stress the new rule provides no solutions only creates more stress.
You can't just hammer rules down pilots throat, you need to reach out to help them with their problems of which they have far more than most people can imagine.
...I should know
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Russian Siberia alone is twice the size of Canada packed with untold riches in natural resources.
Yet compare the Russian economy with Japan, the tiny land that has zero raw materials.
Why are you demanding economic cooperation from the poor little country who lost WW2?
Is it perhaps that because instead of creativity all you can think of is war and violence?
Go home to Siberia and enjoy your victory! Rude barbarians.
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Well, the Mini Tower CAN be a home until the MAXI earthquake topples it, after which you either use it as your new burial site, or if you happened to be out of the Mini Tower at the time, need to look for a new house with your leftover money plus whatever insurance payment you might receive.
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Let me tell you why Mr. Lavrov:
Because Stalin and Tojo signed the Soviet–Japanese Neutrality Pact (日ソ中立条約 Nisso Chūritsu Jōyaku)
in 1941, yet on Aug 8 1945 USSR Foreign Commissar Molotov announced that the Soviet Government declares that from tomorrow, that is from Aug. 9, the Soviet Government will consider itself to be at war with Japan.
Translation: When Japan had already been utterly devastated by the US, therefore the USSR had not expected any serious resistance, Stalin rushed in to grab the islands as well as Manchuria and half the Korean peninsula.
Obviously Russia signs treaties when it suits their interest then disregards them when it no longer suits their interest. See Mr. Lavrov, your country has a credibility problem?
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How was the $500 million used in 1965? it was a huge amount of money 53 years ago!
It should have generously helped most victims while they were still alive. Where is the accounting on that?
What sense does it make to attack Japan 3 peaceful generations later for several hundreds of thousand $ for merely a few dozen survivors? Is it not driven by petty hatred of Japan by Mr. Moon?
Evidently all Korean presidents are gangsters only not all of them are in prison!
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Hopefully it's mutually beneficial temporary arrangement till AI, robotics, and exoskeleton technology as well as cure to aging makes all of this obsolete.
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The people responsible for those actions were executed long ago. Japan was utterly destroyed and imposed a pacifist constitution. 3 peaceful generations of Japanese later what more should be demanded from Japan? When is it enough to move on already?
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