Clever South Koreans. They want to bring a case to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. rather than the International Court of Justice. The latter would force South Korea to recognize and abide by ICJ rulings so Japan will be on them over the Liancourt Rocks dispute in a flash. South Korea also disharges nuclear waste water into the sea, but the term "hypocrisy" doesn't exist in hangul. The Tritium amounts are lower than the IAEA standard but they will never pass up a chance to make a big anti-Japan political show out of it.
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Ahaha...Aso should drink Fukushima Water as soon as Zhao drinks Yangtze Water.
"Welcome To The Yangtze: A Source Of Life, And Now Death, For 400 Million Chinese Residents"
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egaliteApr. 13 10:46 pm JST
The USA and other 'friends' aren't keeping quite, as reported today on Bloomberg:
"U.S. Friends Join China in Ripping Japan Plan on Fukushima Water"
You misunderstood the headline. The United States supports Japan's decision as does the IAEA.
The "US friends" refers to Taiwan and South Korea, the latter as we know if no friend of Japan.
"U.S. Expresses Support for Japan's Release of Fukushima Nuclear Plant Water
"IAEA supports discharge of Fukushima Daiichi water"
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This "protest" mostly lead by South Korea is far more political than scientific. And the media are running with it cause they love it. So damn tired of everything being turned political.
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sakurasukiToday 06:57 am JST
"The sea is not a trash can. The Japanese government has no right at all to dirty the waters," said one member of a group at the rally.
Sea is not only belong to Japan, so far only US that support Japan decision.
Wrong, The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) does as well and is providing support.
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For a moment I thought it was Ikko in the photo...lol
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Ridiculous, late in vaccinations and forcing the Olympics in 4 months. What a clown show.
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Article 9 was constructed as an alternative to charging/removing the Emperor and satisfing the demands of Allied nations who wanted him charged.
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bokudaToday 11:34 am JST
U.S. will better talks to Singapore and China
The whole idea is to end the reliance on China.
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Wow, what a big surprise. So they question the effectiveness of Western vaccines while flooding the third world with their ineffective vaccine in order to increase their influence. This is soooo CCP. Oh and Gap Fu better get out of there before he dissappears.
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Why does anyone give a rat's rear end whether China adheres strictly to the tenets of Communism or not. The problem for it's people and the world is not Communism. Vietnam is communist and is not considered a problem. It is the CCP's fascist totalitarian politicies and actions and their militarism that is the issue. China replaced Communism with Nationalism as the national adhesive, making them National Socalists. I'm sure we all remember what the world called such people 75 years ago.
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The NK abduction issue has been and continues to be welcomed by every US Administration as it supports the position that NK is a "terrorist state". NK abduction victims are not just Japanese, there are SE Asians, even Europeans on the list with the largest number being South Korean. However the SK voices regarding the NK abdictions are quelled because of the SK govt position towards NK. In Japan of course the abduction is clearly used as a political tool, now more domestic than diplomatic.
One of those issues that are unlikely to ever get resolved to anyone's satisfaction. But will continue, at least until the stand-off relationship between NKorea and Japan changes, if ever. So yes, it's absolutely terrible for the victim families but there is little hope for optimism. At least for now.
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Cogito Ergo SumToday 06:23 pm JST
In Truth Taiwan is a province of China hence China ceded it to Japanese colonization in the treaty of Shimonoseki in 1895. The Japanese GOT Taiwan from the Chinese..that's historical.
In truth Taiwan was ceded to Japan by the Qing Dynasty which no longer exists. The CCP has never controlled Taiwan.
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China is a militant dictatorship. Only by showing them that there will be too high a cost to take Taiwan by force will they back down. The US is capable of putting more carriers in the Taiwan straits than the Chinese PLA Navy have. The Quad and all allied nations should indeed be carrying out "routine" excercises off Taiwan together with Taiwan's military.
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quercetumToday 03:20 pm JST
Meanwhile both countries don't recognize Taiwan as a sovereign nation.
When did Taiwan declare itself a sovereign country not connected to mainland China?
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“It is important for Japan and the United States to cooperate and use deterrence to create an environment where Taiwan and China can find a peaceful solution,”
The only peaceful solution is for China to denounce any willingness to use force to bring Taiwan under it's control. Since that's obviously not going to happen, Taiwan needs to declare it's sovereignty, join the U.N. and sign defense agreements with the U.S, and everybody else. The only way that the Chinese dicatorship will back off is if they see that the price for taking taking Taiwan will be too high.
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Would like to see those F-35Bs get training on the Izumo's deck asap. The Chinese PLA Navy isn't waiting.
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China pissing off the entire world. A country that has learned nothing from history.
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These kind of cases are the kind I'd rather not be involved with as a juror. Very possibly an act of love and desperation that legally is a crime. Definitely much more to this story.
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robert maesToday 04:34 pm JST
What responsibility ? A truck fell on the track and caused the accident. I see no responsibility here for the minister of transportation.
You're right but it's a Democratic East Asian Country thing. Unlike China where they either bury the facts or they nail a scapegoat to the wall.
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Keeping up the traditional Korean practice of prioritizing their own survival by talking out both ends at the same time. It has worked for thousands of years. But at some point neither China nor the U.S. will trust South Korea.
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Do the hustleToday 04:33 pm JST
How wonderful for Japan. Not so wonderful for the whales though. What are they gonna do when the local shake populations become extinct?
They aren't going to go extinct. Japan considers whaling as part of their fisheries which means that they will be managed as a marine resource to ensure sufficient stocks.
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An agreement from South Korea right now under the Moon administration is meaningless. Moon's main political priority has been and continues to be appeasing Kim Jong Un. He put together the idiotic Trump-Kim show which accomplished absolutely nothing. He has escalated anti-Japan sentiment in South Korea to unprecedented levels. Perhaps we can trust South Korea's word when the next administration takes over.
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The sheer ignorance of South Koreans who actually believe that they do not "need" Japan to defend themselves from North Korea is mind boggling.
South Korea's ability to defends itsels depends upon the United States. The largest U.S. military presence in Asia is Japan. Not only does it serve as the gateway to all U.S. operations in the region, the U.S. ability to effectively defend South Korea relies on Japan's logistics. The U.S. could not have saved South Korea in 1951 without the cooperation of Japan. The Korean War was fought between UN nations and North Korea, and to this date the UN Command sits in Yokota Airbase.
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This is not news. Everyone already knows Japan will work with the US and SKorea wuith respect to NKorea. And Japan is already working with the US with respect to China.
The question we need to know is whether SKorea is willing to work with the US and Japan regarding NKorea, since Moon as made improving relations with NKorea his top priority at the expense of everything else. And SKorea refuses to join the nations willing to stand up to China's aggressive terrotorial expanion.
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China is unifying Asia. Against itself.
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Japan is hardly the only country concerned about China's actions, but then it was hardly unexpected. Anyone who supports totalitarianism deserves to live under it.
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Japan is a signatory to the Agreement that makes makes recognition of ICJ jurisdiction, and acceptance of ICJ rulings mandatory. This means that if any country brings a claim against Japan to te ICJ, Japan is compelled to respond. Signatory nations can not declare that they will "not go to the ICJ". People need to educate themselves before posting nonsense.
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Time for South Korea to either ttong gajyeo or get off the pot. Can't be talkig out both ends anymore.
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