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Posted in: Okinawa reports 1,759 new coronavirus cases; 1,224 in Tokyo See in context

Spreading quickly. Sad.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 46 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 387 See in context

Numbers increasing.... AGAIN.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. draft operation plan for Taiwan contingency See in context

This has been a question Japan has faced since the Vietnam conflict.

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Posted in: Crazy cheap hotel in Tokyo comes with a crazy catch See in context

Great for a Pub Crawl night!!

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Posted in: Guns, stress and politics: U.S. road rage shootings on the rise See in context

In Japan they use knives, clubs, and sometimes gasoline to put their anger on others. The problem is not because of the GUN. It's that people are not taught proper gun safety and respect for the dangers improper handling of a gun can cause.

The same can be said for knives. More people are killed in the USA with fist & feet, knives and clubs than with rifles. Real and very large amounts of deaths are from DRUGS in America. Far far more than guns.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 22 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 134 See in context

Waiting to see how things go through February & after the Winter Olympics.

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Posted in: U.S. warns China over pressure on Taiwan ahead of Biden-Xi summit See in context

Tough relationship to manage.

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Posted in: Fuji snowcap See in context

This could be a sign/hint of a very good Ski season!!

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Posted in: Kim's sister condemns 'treacherous' Seoul over drills See in context

Seems to me the same old DPRK cycle is repeating again.... as usual.

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Posted in: Scorcher See in context

A few of my friends showed me temp readings of 40 degrees at a couple of places in Tokyo!! That's 100 degrees Fahrenheit!! Wow!

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Posted in: If the Tokyo Olympics are held, will you watch any of it on TV? See in context

Maybe. It depends on what events will be offered on TV. I normally only watch a couple of Winter events just to get the highlights and final results.

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Posted in: Biden expected to nominate Rahm Emanuel as ambassador to Japan See in context

What a SAD insult to Japan!

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Posted in: China says it is exercising self-restraint against Japanese ships near Senkakus See in context

Slickdrifter Do you understand the "M.A.D." Strategy with regard to nuclear weapons?? If not, you might want to do some reading. It has worked very well over many years. The choice might be for China to decide: is it really worth it to them (China) to risk a nuclear confrontation over the Islands??

When they know we (US & Japan) have advanced anti-missile defenses (AGIES), SM-3, and strike capabilities that they cannot defend against.

Of course the US will explore applying more sanctions etc... etc..,, but if China should pursue capturing Islands they will have a very serious choice to make.

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Posted in: Japan expects deterrence to keep China in check over Senkakus See in context

joey stalin This action would violate the US position on the Senkaku Islands. "The US opposes any attempt to change the status quo."

No country on earth supports Japan's claim to the islands. So, Japan will have to go it alone. Good luck with that.

Sorry joey, It's obvious you do not know about the US-Japan Mutual Defense treaty nor the context of the "status quo" you mention. And that is China may NOT change the Status Quo which is Japan is in possession (owns) and administers the Islands. If you would actually READ the reports on the recent visit, the US REALLY DOES support Japan on this issue.

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Posted in: Japan expects deterrence to keep China in check over Senkakus See in context

Japan has been recommended/urged to build anti-ship missile and air defense sites on the islands for many years!! Japan's own inaction encourages China's infractions.

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Posted in: China says it is exercising self-restraint against Japanese ships near Senkakus See in context

China may soon realize that the USA is exercising GREAT restraint by not turning Beijing into a flat glass city and sending their country back into the stone age similar to Afghanistan and Iran.

The USA can be a Big Bully too if need be.

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Posted in: U.S. warship transits Taiwan Strait after admiral's China invasion warning See in context

If China actually attacked Taiwan to invade it, they will regret the awful and extreme destruction that will ravage their Country and their people. Yes it will be a very Big Mess.

The Invasion would ultimately fail, but Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Australia and the U.S. Forces will all be licking some very serious wounds.

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Posted in: New Zealand volunteers refloat 28 whales in rescue effort See in context

Super effort!!

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Posted in: Japan expresses concern to UK over new Chinese maritime law See in context

Unfortunately, Japan has failed to establish any Air Defense Radar/Missile sites and Anti-Ship missiles on the Senkakus. Japan has had many YEARS to consolidate its authority there and their failure to act quickly will cause many problems with the new Law China has put in place.

Japan should act quickly (maybe last chance), before they lose their ability to control the area around the Islands and their area in the East China Sea.

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Posted in: Man who refused to wear mask on Peach plane in Sept arrested See in context

Good!

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Posted in: Japan protests China's repeated intrusions into waters near Senkakus See in context

Japan should construct Air Defense sites & radar in the Islands and place anti-ship missiles there as well. Additionally Japan should offer tours to those interested to show the history of Japanese use of the Islands. There are ruins of a small old fishing dock and old shelter there.

Just after WW II, the area was a Bombing practice range. Those ranges could be reopened and jointly run by the US and Japan for Bilateral "ship attack" practice runs, and practice of ship-to-shore coordination of joint air and ground target acquisition and hand-over. Surrounding waters could also be managed in such a way that anti-submarine devices could be placed in certain areas to warn of subsurface activity.

Lots of things could be done passively like this without directly confronting China. Just as they have done.

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Posted in: Russia deploys missiles to Pacific islands claimed by Japan See in context

This is exactly the action Japan should take on the Senkaku Islands. Russia will NEVER return/give back those Islands. Get over it. That's the way Communist are.

China will take the Senkakus from Japan soon if Japan does not act to protect their Islands!!

Don't trust America after Biden get into office as US President. He has historical ties with China,

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Posted in: Japan's 1st regulations on crossbow owners passed in Hyogo Prefecture See in context

So SAD the Japan does not have a "Second Amendment" like the USA. Now pretty soon Crossbows will be illegal or so controlled by over regulation it will be almost impossible to even get/have one.

Then, only criminals will have them (like hand guns in Japan).

Oh well, it's Japan's laws to make and citizens to rule.

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Posted in: Unique signs in train station will leave you speechless See in context

Great idea!! This could be a real help to everyone including foreigners like Me :)

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Posted in: Full moon See in context

Very nice photo!! Good use of telephoto and creating exaggerated perspective

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Posted in: Japan ready to become permanent U.N. Security Council member: Motegi See in context

With Japan's undetermined commitment to bilateral security operations (including armed conflict), in the region except when it comes to their Senkakus Islands, they cannot be considered (counted on) true partners in enforcing stability or countering bad actors (like China), in the region.

Japan would most likely hinder and obstruct decisions that need to be made in a timely manner, citing the need to have a deeper "Study" of an issue as they typically do.

Actually, Japan has very little to offer on the Counsel. What would they bring to the table that could not be provided by current members and their current security agreements with their allies?? What could Japan provide that the USA, UK, France, & Israel couldn't??

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Posted in: LDP lawmakers form group to seek stronger control of disputed islands See in context

The Gunnery Ranges were in fact in use after just WW II, and just prior to the Korean War. The charts, boundaries, and range data are still on file - historical military records (ask USFJ and the Japan Ministry of Defence

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 207 new coronavirus cases See in context

It's good to see the numbers declining again.

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Posted in: LDP lawmakers form group to seek stronger control of disputed islands See in context

The NOTAMS and MARITIME warnings are in the complete interest of safety to prevent accidental damage to ships or aircraft from the live fire exercises. Of course some of the missiles and other munitions used would include anti-submarine explosives.

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Posted in: LDP lawmakers form group to seek stronger control of disputed islands See in context

Japan and the US could re-open/activate several of the Old post War Live Fire practice ranges in that area and place a range control office on one of the Islands to control the live fire exercises that could be called into action by US/Japan at any time and then just issue a NOTAM (Notice to Airman) and Maritime warning/notification to mariners so the range activation and live fire activation would be on an international level.

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