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

William77Today  10:58 am JST

*Japan did not start a war with the USSR*

Correct, at the time the USSR "Stole" the Southern Kuriles, he USSR had a Non-Aggression Pact in place with Japan. This is why in the final years of WWII Japan spent little defense on preventing a Soviet invasion.

The Allies wanted Stalin to open a front against Japan so that they would surrender sooner. Stalin considered this but was only fully motivated after the US showed him the second A-bomb over Nagsaki on Aug 6, 1945. The USSR unilaterally broke their Non-Aggression Agreement with Japan and declared war on Aug 9, 1945.

Japan announced acceptance of unconditional surrender on August 15, 1945. The USSR invaded the Southern Kuriles on August 18, 1945.

These dates can be verified easily. Facts are not "nonsense".

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

William77Today  08:02 am JST

Feel sorry for the Japanese kicked off their ancestral islands

Do you even know history?

Japan’s ancestral islands are Kyushu and Honshu not the northern ones which are originally from the Ainu.

Do you even know history? The Ainu are Japanese. And their direct ancestors the Jomon lived throughout the entire Archipelago. Today's "Japanese"are a genetic mix of the Jomon and Yaoi who came from the Asian mainland.

Japan lost a war which started.The islands are Russians and there is nothing that will change it.

Japan did not start a war with the USSR. They had a Non-Aggresion Pact which the USSR unilaterally broke in order to invade Japan in the closing days of WWII.

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

Japan gave up sovereignty to these islands at the 1951 San Francisco Treaty. BUT- the USSR did not even attend much less sign it. This is why the United States, United Kingdon, The European Parliament , all other signtaory nations consider these 4 islands to be Japanese territory under Russian occupation. The USSR took these islands (negotiated in 1855) in violation of the Potsdam Agreement (Japan to lose territory taken by war), after Japan had surrendered. Typical USSR behavior in the closing days of WWII when they took all of Eastern Europe. This is the position of the United States. Period. Only an uneducated fool would call this Japanese nationalism. Really about time Japan stopped jerking around with Russia. They should announce an intent to deploy THAAD on Hokkaido unless Russia withdraws their military presence from the entire Kurile chain. If Russia sincerely wants a Peace Treaty with Japan they are going to have to start acting like it.

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Posted in: Portugal creates North Atlantic's largest marine sanctuary See in context

I would imagine that not everyone will be happy about this. Unless they were properly compensated.

"The Madeiran fishing fleet consists of 434 vessels, with a combined gross tonnage (GT) of 3.984 thousand and an engine power of 16.483 thousand kW. Of these, 387 vessels have a length lower than 12 meters, 35 are between 12 and 24 meters, while only 12 are between 24 and 40 meters long1 . Almost the half of the vessels are powered, but a slight majority (54%) is composed by unpowered vessels".

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/IDAN/2017/601978/IPOL_IDA(2017)601978_EN.pdf

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Posted in: China lashes out at Abe over his warning on Taiwan See in context

Anyone who can say something and get China to lash out and get their panties in a bunch is doing something right.

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Posted in: Japan reverses halt of inbound flight bookings after criticism See in context

YubaruToday  01:40 pm JST

Stay put and watch the "Kohaku" on NHK instead.

Just how are Japanese who live abroad, going to watch kohaku? And why for heavens sake would they want to anyway?

In some countries people can watch via TV-Japan or NHK-World. In other places people can stream by going through an ip spoofing VPN. I know cause I've done it. As for why they would, that's their choice.

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Posted in: U.S. accuses China of 'economic warfare' against Australia See in context

China uses trade as a weapon. They are doing this so that Australian exporters will pressure their government to yield to China's demands. But Australia should stand fast. Every tariff China imposes raises the price of that good to the Chinese consumer. Using trade as a weapon hurts both sides.

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Posted in: China lashes out at Abe over his warning on Taiwan See in context

Desert TortoiseToday  10:41 am JST

Are any of those vessels participating in FON missions/excercises in the SCS?

In one of those delicious ironies South Korea is contesting a rock with China. Socotra Rock which ROK currently controls. The have this big oil rig looking thing built on a submerged rock about half way between Jeju Island and the Chinese mainland, close enough to be in each countries EEZ. But ROKs stated objective is to have a blue water navy to protect their ocean routes through the SCS. They just completed their second Dokdo class ship and are going forward with the aircraft carrier.

So is that a "yes" or a "no"?

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Posted in: New U.S. ambassador to New Zealand seeks to work with China See in context

Just another political appointee. Nice house.

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Posted in: China lashes out at Abe over his warning on Taiwan See in context

Desert TortoiseToday  08:43 am JST

South Korea using the same water lanes for shipping as Japan! But is doing nothing to defend those lanes or protect Taiwan

Just curious if you are aware of the Sejong the Great class DDGs, the Chungmugong Yi Sunshin-class DDHs, Incheon class FFGs, Dokdo class LHD or the 30,000 ton VSTOL carrier program?

Are any of those vessels participating in FON missions/excercises in the SCS?

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Posted in: U.S. fighter jet dumps fuel tanks before emergency landing in Aomori See in context

Sheikh YerboabyToday  09:04 am JST

American forces stationed in both Britain and Japan have zero to do with protecting the host nation and everything to do with protecting America

No, they have to do with both protecting the host country and protecting the United States. That's why the host nations agree to have US Bases in their countries.

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Posted in: France issues arrest warrant for Japanese woman over 'parental kidnapping' See in context

William77Today  12:08 pm JST

You have no idea what you are talking about. A French issued warrant has no validity outside of France and territories under French jurisdiction

You tend to forget that France is part of the European Union and the Union together have a massive power.

A warrant within one of the EU members will be applied in the other member countries as well.

Wrong. A French judicuary arrest warrant is only valid within France and French territories. France would have to apply for a European Arrest Warrant to make it valid across the entire EU.

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Posted in: France issues arrest warrant for Japanese woman over 'parental kidnapping' See in context

AntiquesavingToday  09:42 am JST

OssanAmericaToday  09:39 am JST

French authorities issued the international warrant 

This is a puzzling statement. French authorities can not issue arrest warrants with any validity outside of France and French territories. If they convinced Interpol to issue a Red Notice, they'd still need the local police in Japan to enforce it. Which I suspect would not draw much cooperation. So what does this "international warrant" mean

You should look up international law and agreements.

This is done all the time!

You have no idea what you are talking about. A French issued warrant has no validity outside of France and territories under French jurisdiction. A fact which you effectively admit in your post following this one. I don't need to "look it up" as I have first hand experience. The burden on France would be to get any other jurisdictions (nations) to recognize it, and being essentially a "family court matter" as opposed to a clear cut criminal case, it will be quite an uphill battle. This issuance is more symbolic than effectual.

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Posted in: France issues arrest warrant for Japanese woman over 'parental kidnapping' See in context

French authorities issued the international warrant 

This is a puzzling statement. French authorities can not issue arrest warrants with any validity outside of France and French territories. If they convinced Interpol to issue a Red Notice, they'd still need the local police in Japan to enforce it. Which I suspect would not draw much cooperation. So what does this "international warrant" mean?

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. eye 2-plus-2 security talks in January See in context

ZorotoNov. 29  04:29 pm JST

Is 2+2 better than the Quad?

One is bilateral, the other is multilateral. They are different, not a matter of better or worse.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. eye 2-plus-2 security talks in January See in context

1glennNov. 29  10:12 am JST

Bilateral defense agreements can be very effective, but I worry what would happen if we get an American President who can be bought.

It's likely that we already did. Good thing he got voted out.

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Posted in: Japan, EU leaders agree to cooperate for free, open Indo-Pacific See in context

It would be more constructive if Xi also agreed. But of course he thinks it's all Chinese territory.

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Posted in: WHO warns that Omicron variant poses very high risk See in context

While various governments and drug companies are still working on examing thid Omicron variant, how is it that the WHO can come out and press the panic button?

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Posted in: Japan's foreign minister airs concerns over Russian military activity See in context

Desert TortoiseToday  12:28 pm JST

Really about time Japan asked the US to place an airbase in Hokkaido

Misawa is practically in Hokkaido. Close enough at the kinds of speeds combat jets use.

Yes just 164 miles. But you missed the point, it would send a powerful political message that could very well deter any further Russian militarization of the Southern Kuriles. Not to mention putting a damper on Russia/Chinese vessel transits.

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Posted in: Japan apology needed to solve wartime labor issue: S Korean presidential candidate See in context

Desert TortoiseToday  12:23 pm JST

Here is a great opportunity for Japan to learn from the example of Germany. The Germans never assumed a single apology was all they needed to give, one and done. 

No you're way out in left field on this one. Korea was not one of the Asian nations invaded by Japan. In fact 250,000 Koreans served, most of them willingly, in the Imperial Armed forces, invading other Asian countries, making use of the Comfort Stations, Several rising to high ranks incliuding one Lt General who was tried and convicted as a Class-A War Criminal. With the exception of the PRC which also uses anti-JP sentiment as a political tool, the other Asian nations (including ROC which Japan invaded) have accepted the apologies and moved on.

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Posted in: Kishida says enemy base strike capability an option to boost defense See in context

Simon FostonToday  12:39 am JST

socrateosNov. 27  10:28 pm JST

It's just a common sense to have such capability. Another small step toward a "normal nation."

Would that be the kind of "normal nation" Japan was circa 1941?

No it wouldn't. China today is what Imperial Japan was in 1941. A fascist militant dictatorship bent on territorial expansion and making up for the "past humiliation at the hands of the West". And Japan, like all regional nations, needs to be able to defend itself.

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Posted in: Japan's foreign minister airs concerns over Russian military activity See in context

englisc aspyrgendToday  08:20 am JST

So the Russian/Chinese manoeuvre has worked. Japan is rushing to placate them.

By increasing their defense spending.

Really about time Japan asked the US to place an airbase in Hokkaido.

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Posted in: Biden reportedly told Kishida he hoped Japan would increase defense spending See in context

But greater defense roles of U.S. allies in Asia could trigger an arms race in the region, some pundits warn.

The pundits on the CCP's payroll who do not mention that it is China with it's massive military buildup, territorial expansion, and declared intent to make itself the regional hegemon that is causing this arms race in the first place.

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Posted in: 5 U.S. lawmakers meet with Taiwan president in surprise visit See in context

bass4funkToday  08:25 pm JST

The United States will do whatever possible to ensure that the rainbow flag of diversity flies over Taiwan.

I pray that this President keeps his word because Taiwan is shining hope of democracy and freedom and it would be a shame if China annexed that nation

A country can only be annexed if they agree to it. In China's case it would be invading Taiwan.

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Posted in: Japan, Vietnam foreign ministers vow to promote free, open Indo-Pacific See in context

Desert TortoiseToday  07:39 am JST

The idea of the communist government of Vietnam promoting a free and open anything is risible.

Absolutely true. But we are no longer at odds with Vietnam and we both share a big and powerful mutual enemy. And the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

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Posted in: China urges Japan to support Beijing Olympics See in context

Tom DoleyToday  08:10 am JST

No need to urge. Japan secretly loves China, just as it loves the Iranians, ditto Talibans.

No that describes you perfectly. Not Japan.

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Posted in: Solomon Islands leader blames foreign powers for unrest; Australia sending troops See in context

The "foreign power" causing trouble in China. Just come out and say it.

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Posted in: 5 U.S. lawmakers meet with Taiwan president in surprise visit See in context

China needs to stop intimidating Taiwan and other countries that have anything to do with Taiwan. China's heavy handed methods may work within it's borders, but not outside. And Taiwan is definitely outside it's borders.

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Posted in: Pentagon creates new office to probe UFO reports See in context

The weirdest thing about all this is that like others, when I was a teen and into my 20s I thought UFOs were such a big deal mystery. Now we have mainstream, government and military recognition and oddly....I just don't care as much as I used to.

TokyoJoeToday  03:49 pm JST

These are probes (drones if you will). Sent vast distances across space and more than likely self replicating. There is no organic living creature in them, they are essentially craft with 3d printing technology that are sent out to scan for life across the whole galaxy and perhaps every galaxy.

As long as we are playing Sci-fi scenarios, how about we humans 400 years in the future are sending these back in time to record history.

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Posted in: Japan's foreign minister says no decision made on China visit See in context

TeslaInvestorToday  04:32 pm JST

@OssanAmerica

Don't be delusional. China may want to have 'normal' trading relationships with Japan, but China does not care what Japan thinks about them.

Read the article, It is China that is asking for the Japanese FM to come visit.

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