Make no mistake about it:
On top of the agenda for President Moon is to damage, dominate, humiliate Japan to the maximum extent possible. His hatred and jealousy toward Japan is rabid.
Ever since he has come to power he has soughts to propangandize hatred for Japan. His first obejctive was to industrialize a campaign to endless compensation on the pretext of WW2 events. One part of this was to shut down the Japanese supposrt fund for comfort women that still had millions of dollars in it to support the few remaining survivors, then Moon schemed to install the statues of victims all over including Berlin. Next came the outrageous legal ruling to seize the assests of Japanese companies in the ROK, something you might see in the Uganda of Idi Amin.
The theft of Takeshima, the radar-locking onto JSDF aircraft, the incessant mouthing off on Japaneese officials internal affairs visiting shrines must be stopped once and for all!
The appointment of the Yoo Myung-Hee as director general of the WTO will be an absolute disaster for Japan because in effect gives control of the WTO to president Moon, who is already salivating at the prospect of manufacturing policies to cripple Japan's trade.
To date I have seen nothing from Japan to effectively mitigate these attacks.
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It's YOUR islands because you PAID FOR THEM!
But if you are too scared to put permanent structures on your own islands such as a weather observation station lighthouse and JSDF garrison what do you expect? It is UNINHABITED therefore China can argue a dispute!
Can't you learn from how the Koreans stole Takeshima from you? They built structures on it and packed it with ROK flags so how you gonna get it back now without a war?
Need to find some courage...
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"their sacrifices serving no other purpose than prolonging the war."
––Even the exhibit in Chiran expresses this sentiment, but this just might not be the case. Why?
1) The Japanese main islands were NOT invaded.
2) After the surrender Japan was NOT divided between the victorious powers unlike Germany.
Scholars have debated reasons for the above for decades and will probably never be resolved.
Certainly no one can deny strictly the poor military gains of Tokko forces deployment. (just think the insanity of sending a 1937 fixed gear Nakajima 97 against massive warships protected by Hellcats)
Yet no one can DISPROVE the enormous psychological impact upon those under attack by forces who do not care about their own lives as long as they can inflict damage to their end.
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IF Moon were honest about this issue he wouldn't have orchestrated the termination of the $10 million Japanese funds for assisting the few survivors. Which by the way is an enormous amount of help for 17 women in their 90's.
But we all know this has ZERO to do with the survivors and everything to do with maintaining Koreans' seething hatred and single minded determination to establish a PERMANENT industry of victimhood, one that indefinitely forces Japan to finance Koreans into the infinite future. Certainly intended to provide windfall benefit to Koreans who are multiple generations removed from any possible harm by Japan, and be financed by Japanese who are born multiple generations within the pacifist Japanese governance.
IF Moon were honest about the pain suffered by his people he would DO SOMETHING about the MILLIONS murdered maimed and raped as a result of Stalin's annexation of the North half of his peninsula, the civil war supported by Mao Zhedong and in general the thousands of years of Chinese and Mongol aggression.
But we all know that those countries are either nuclear superpowers or broke financially therefore can't be extorted. Japan the only neighbor with a pacifist constitution is the perfect soft target for just such a lowlife as Moon diverting attention away from his incompetence governing the ROK.
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If only he had a son who could transfer half a million $ to tranfer in crypto he could have some large musical instruments delivered to entretain him during this stressful time...
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After Korea stole Takeshima from war ravaged Japan they built some structures and left a garrison along with a huge Korea flag to pretend it had been Korea since the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Why can't the JSDF occupy the Senkaku? Then local politicians could fly there once in a while on the US2 from Iwakuni to inspect and make speeches.
Come on people it's your country! Use it or lose it!
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Xi can come on one condition:
The ONLY topic to be discussed on his visit is which island he is to be exiled to after he is deposed from China's leadership!
Personally I recommend he gets to go to Umake jima, soon home to a few good men of US forces base.
There are a few delapidated buildings left over from WW2 defenses the renovations of which should keep his evil mind occupied on positive things for a change!!
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Thesis to consider for a PhD in Jinja studies:
1) Sneak into PM Abe's house and shave his cat as proof
2) Break into the White House and get a bottle of Trump's hair spray
3) Steal the nuclear secrets from North Korea and leave Kim Jong Un with a black eye
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It's time to create the JSDF [SPACE] branch!
There is plenty of cutting edge talent in JAXA well experienced in space missions. If their budget is increased I have no doubt effective made in Japan defense can quickly be developed.
The problem --as always, is that of leadership of course. And creating such a survival critical role must be assigned to a capable scholar and NOT some corrupt administrator!
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Never forget that by 1953 Mao had paid the blood of 700,000 dead PLA (plus one of his sons life!) to own the DPRK because Stalin was too busy dying to care to keep ownership of it!!!
But most people don't remember what they had for breakfast and react to the shadows on the wall...
President Xi inherited ownership over the puppet state of the DPRK, and who in their right mind thinks he would be happy to see a second term Trump presidency with a massive international coalition already building to absolutely wipe out the CCP!
For those with an IQ over 70: ABSOLUTELY EXPECT the rhetoric to radically excalate from the DPRK before November. Most likely very scary ICBM launch(es) and/or hydrogen bomb testing by October!
The CCP knows they will NOT survive in power with Trump remaining POTUS and they will do far worse than releasing the plague in the world to stay in charge!
Biden had bragged on record he has 25 hours of PRIVATE talks with Xi with only one interpreter. Don't you think those talks are taped by Mr. Xi? Don't you think IF released to the public Biden would be seen for selling out his country for the billion his son took? Don't you think that makes him the ideal controllable "barbarian king for the US" by the CCP definition?...
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And now you have a rapid depressurization at 40,000 feet when it's already time critical to put on your oxygen mask. But the face shield will have to be removed first.
Will the cabin crew make a new safety demo to remind passengers to do this?
Is ANA prepared for the lawsuits for possible injuries or even death due to some who might be a second too late to don the oxygen mask?
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In the early months of 1942 the war situation was so desperate for the USSR they had used all the Siberian reserve forces to stop the Vermacht in the outskirts of Moscow. Meanwhile the most talented Japanese war general Yamashita was in charge of the huge Kwantung Army --under orders to do nothing but monitor the Russian border. Had he attacked how could the USSR NOT have collapsed? --of course will never know..
Yet the non agression pact was kept by Japan and of course broken by Stalin once he was sure he can gobble up territory for minimum risk.
Making an agreeement with Putin is worth abous as much as signing one with Stalin.
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The molecular biology is proven by lab tests to support this (not to mention excellent early intervention results):
When the cells contain high concentrations of zinc the virus is UNABLE to replicate itself.
The problem is getting zinc INTO the cells is very difficult. Hydroxychloroquine however acts as a zinc ionophore that drastically increases the cells' zinc absorbtion. This achieves the cells protection from the virus replicating itself.
The danger is the balance of metallicity may be disrupted which would effect the heart's electrical signaling.
For example high zinc concentration in the body prevents copper absorbtion which would need to be supplimented also to restore the balance.
5 ( +5 / -0 )
The most important reference on this topic would be Prof. Nick Bostrom on Oxford, head of the rarely studied "existential threats" department. Any other scolar's statement you bring up here is haphazard commenting in comparison.
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CX has also grounded half their fleet and requested 20,000 employees worldwide to take voluntary unpaid leave. YET -as they had just published-, they are still posting a small profit!
Maybe in a thousand years Japanese carriers will learn how that is possible.
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After the epidemic is overcome foreign pilots pay will rise even higher in China even though already the highest in the world.
But it's still cheaper and less troublesome for the carriers thn keeping them on the payroll indefinitely while the planes are grounded.
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
Isn't it ironic that this piece of garbage who proclaimed his murders of the mentally disabled were a "public service removing the burden on society"; is using mental illness as his own defense to escape his well-earned punishment?
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He will probably run to Brazil next it's big enough to hide out.
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The opposite is true.
I see nothing but hatred and jealousy from the Koreans while Japan has been going out of its way for DECADES paying compensations, giving them favorite treatments assistance apologies.
And the more kindness Japan shows the worse the Korean side responds. Enough is enough!
ROK please stay home if you don't like the olympic host country!
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You would think that the Afghans had enough violence for a while alas they are like the dog that bites the feeding hand.
They are only fit to be visited by the likes of Genghis Khan.
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Dr. Nakamura will be remembered as a saint.
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Why wasn't this done for the past 70 years? Perhaps because it makes too much sense?
There is not a sole on this long abandoned island and the old WW2 airfield is easy to put into shape.
Having said this there will be several complications:
Training activity will disrupt the low level scheduled flights between Kagoshima and Tanegashima as well as Kagoshima to Yakushima. With fighters the extremely busy high level corridor above might be terribly impacted depending on what corridor is established (because fighters can operate way higher than commercial airliners cruise altitudes)
In addition potential conflict with the occasional JAXA rocket launches from Tanegashima.
Third is rather distasteful but true strategic point: by basing military completely apart from civilian population an enemy strike on this base would be considered "surgical" --since there would be minimal local losses and this could greatly change the calculations for "reasonable" response options.
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There is no right superceding the immigration laws of any nation!
You want to go a country and you had better respect their requirements!
If you don't respect the nation's laws where you intend to barge in then suffer the consequences!
0 ( +2 / -2 )
I wonder is the spyware in it optional or built right into the firmware?
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Less than a year remain till the US presidential elections and with China's trade dominance crushed Xi Jinpin is desperate to restore business as usual!
Would anyone think for a second that the puppet state of the DPRK is not ordered to assist and indeed die trying to humiliate the Trump presidency?
Expect much bigger missiles from the DPRK in 2020!
And if that mountain can still sustain it expect another undergound H bomb test!
Fail to comply with Beijing's order and the lights go out in Pyongyang, and a new dynasty to pick up the banner of the "glorous revolution of the people of the DPRK".
0 ( +0 / -0 )
There is a documentary on the millions of elderly Koreans living on poverty with even their children not visiting them. Isn't it strange then how much Korea "cares" about these 20?
Do you think a woman in her 90's would want to go through lawsuits or rather those that want to incessantly perpetuate hatred for Japan do?
Japan must absolutely ignore this charade! If give in, it opens a floodgate of endless lawsuits and justify the industry is Korean victimhood! NO MORE!!!
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Koreans don't seem to care about multides of events of actual mass murder cultural clensing and mass rape of their ancestors as in the 13th century when the Mongols killed most of their men (the ones they couldn't enslave) and raped ALL of their women. They could care less about 3 million dead in their civil war caused by Stalin and Mao ––during which a couple of rapes might have also taken place..
What matters to them is trying to force a pacifist Japan three generations removed from their prostitution in WW2.
Then again there is nothing to gain from present day Mongolia and there is lots to extort from Japan.
Don't even mention what would happen if they as much as opened their mouth complaining to Russia or China!
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Google earth shows the new lengthened threshold of runway 34R as well as supporting taxiways are ALREADY built. The farm and the owners house between the extended section and the present runway will need to be paved over. A large section of land lost not to mention a life to start over I hope they get generously compensated.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
Koreans need to figure out how to fix their own problems instead of acting superior incessantly mouthing off interfering in Japan's internal affairs.
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Why do people bother to type in comments without any historical understanding?
The DPRK was bought by China from the USSR at the price of 750,000 war dead PLA by 1953 creating an essential puppet state for Mao who even lost one of his sons in this acquisition!
Therefore today the DPRK leadership says a single word that displeases Beijing and the lights go out in Pyongyang. The next day will be a regime change to install a new puppet 100% under control.
If you want to predict what the DPRK will do look at the China politics and voila the DPRK falls into easy to see pattern.
IF the US could lure the DPRK away from the puppeteers in Beijing it would be a diplomatic achievement of gargantuan proportions. President Trump likely not succeed at this but has nothing to lose trying.
As for now, China is trying its hardest to use the DPRK diplomacy as well to embarrass the administration. Expecting much deterioration for the election year.
-5 ( +1 / -6 )