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.
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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!
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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".
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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.
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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.
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Just because you don't hear more news it doesn't mean this is not a terrible and indeed endemic problem in Naha and all over Japan!
There is a serious lack of co-opeartion between the military and civilian flying, and it has caused loss of life and will only get worse with the increase of traffic.
The ministers of Defense and Transport MUST MUST hammer out an agreement! It should be based on the principle of War-Peace where in peacetime the right of way GENERALLY should belong to the civilian branch so the country can generate revenue to pay the non-economic military. But in case of war the military must have the right of way for the survival of the nation.
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Which American president had to endure this much abuse for nothing other than working tirelessly trying to fulfill the promises on which he had been elected?
Considering that none else had ever gone through such hell Trump is showing amazing restraint.
If only he had the auratory skills of Ronald Reagan or Margaret Thatcher.
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It's only another ploy to extort an endless river of compensation from Japan.
Even a primitive society cannot function where one party endlessly violates previous agreements.
There is nobody alive today who wasn't punished for WW2 wrongdoing. There is nobody alive today who was hurt and would actually receive the enormous settlements they hope to keep milking out of Japan.
It is wrong to transfer wealth from a people 3 generations removed from the history to another nation that's equally three generations removed from victimhood!
It does nothing but perpetuate hatred and conflict.
Korea had better focus on solving their actual problems stemming from PRESENT domination by China and Russia.
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We don't know how many hours had passed since he consumed alcohol, but give the captain the benefit of the doubt.
He should have also confirmed with his own private breathalizer before setting off for this duty to make sure he was in the safe zone, but didn't and is now going to suffer the consequences.
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Is't there a way to corroborate the DNA with all regular clinic and hospital databases?
It's highly likely that in 23 years he would have had a blood test taken somewhere.
I hope that one fine morning when he is contentedly asleep they smash the door down on him! There is a neck-hungry noose waiting for this bastard.
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People shouldn't comment with zero knowledge of aircraft or any other associated industries or government regulating agencies. Nonetheless they mouth off with strong assertions..
Make no mistake about it: Boeing is NOT a Nissan and is feverishly cleaning house. They will be back stronger than ever. This is about the right time to buy their shares as it has only one way to go.
Nor should anyone foolishly think that entrusting their lives on an Airbus machine is inherently safer than a Boeing. If you doubt me just look at something called statistics over the decades. Data cannot lie.
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Korea is obsessed to use any reason to try to dictate Japan and this is just another reason.
Their OPINION of militancy regarding the flag does not make it FACT.
If Japan were to give in to the nonsense demands pouring out of Soul it will spread like cancer endlessly till Japan became a vassal state of the ROK.
Japan has apologized over and over and paid for the wrongdoings of the past. There generations past WW2 Korea seroiusly needs to shut up and mind it's own backyard!
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Also within the stark realm of possibility is being 87 he may be destitute and abandoned and figured this a way to get three meals a day, a roof over his head and at least spoken to in prison.
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I can understand that for diplomatic reasons the official statement is the DPRK is "developing" such systems.
Reality is starkly different:
Fact 1: A nation whose hostage citizens survive on a potato a day develops nothing.
Fact 2: The advanced weapons systems of the DPRK all display fresh paint on top of Made in China, and without whose guidance systems couldn't be aimed more accurately than the outhouse next to the lanuchpad.
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The Mongolians should have the decency to shut their mouth with Genghis' grandson Khubla Khan attacking Japan several times during the Kamakura period. The killing of Japanese defenders and atrocities on Iki Tsushima DID NOT earn anybodys "respect" for their "culture"!
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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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