Japan should fully remilitarize and go back to its former glorious days
-15 ( +2 / -17 )
Poor TSMC, getting dismembered in broad daylight
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For all the crab the China haters are giving the CCCP for doing the same things the rest did like spinning a new tale on Covid lockdowns no longer being necessary (it wasnt necessary in the first place) or cease reporting Covid infection figures (which is a direct result of reclassifying Covid as no more than a flu), one must be amazed at the speed they can U turn. Rapidly increasing mass infection and re-infection is necessary for them to keep up with the rest of the world in attaining natural immunity. So the speed they are catching up with us all in mass infection cannot be condemned but actually instructive. Give them another few months of mass deaths and massive infections and then they are no less susceptible to Covid as everyone else is who has opened up. Then with them on par, you will sense real competition in every thing from a very competitive culture. Thats when being more nasty to them will heat up.
-10 ( +0 / -10 )
The US defence industry is the commercial arm of the Senate where retired generals go to. Of course there will always be war and war mongering. Japan should apply to be the 51st state and get better value for its money
4 ( +11 / -7 )
It would be alot cheaper just to become the 51st state. Cheaper and your representation in Congress for all the tax dollars spent.
-7 ( +3 / -10 )
Senate Votes to Ban All Sales by Toshiba in U.S. LA Times JULY 1, 1987
We have been here before.
"The Senate, seeking to avenge damage done to Western military security, voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to bar Toshiba Corp"
And then all Toshiba tech was taken by Intel, Qualcomm.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
good idea to use our kids money to fund our current lifestyle. Every supplementary budget requires the kids generation to pay it back while we enjoy its fruits now
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The inevitable China-Japan war will make the atrocities in the last month of WW2 in Prussia look like a disney movie. So much hatred on both sides. But it is probably good for us non Japanese or Chinese. Good to keep them both weak.
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Headline should read 30billion in subsidy to Mitsui and Mitsubishi for African business
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I think Japan has no choice because of their claim that Sakhalin is Japanese teritory. Just like Chinese refusing to buy Siberian energy because the Chinese claim parts of Siberia belong to them. So Japan quitiing will be tantamount to admission that it is Russian territory and why would Chinese pay for stuff they claim belong to them
-2 ( +0 / -2 )
Unification Church should expand into China so the two sides can share then Taiwan and the Islands with the Moonies. Then there will definitely be less animosity.
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Yes, we also need military aid in the dozens like you send Ukraine. Send more weapons and guns and ships. Get your congress to approve a bigger military budget. It isnt enough. We need to spend our money on roads and education but you need to defend us.
-3 ( +3 / -6 )
Better a hawkish defender than a democratic panderer to the Chinese. Bring back ScoMo
-3 ( +0 / -3 )
Japan should nuke up. This is the only way to prevent another domination by others
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before one heaps scorn on the draconian Chinese quarantine measures, one must remember that similar shocking policies were imposed by Singapore, Australia, UK and some of the blue states in the USA (for the last 2 years) only for the same politicians to backpeddle without admitting error. I am sure the Chinese administrators will do no less. They will open up without admitting they screwed up.
second, mortgage boycott is a normal right of flat buyers. When construction is halted progress payments can be withheld. You wouldnt pay too would you if you see the construction of your house stop. The Chinese seem to have diffused an impeding housing crisis that may have triggered their own Lehman shock but media spin increases readership. Just like when Airbnb quit China and said the reason was to protest against Uyghur policies. They were losing money.
Finally, in a global survey (which I cannot remember but was printed in the SCMP) just recently, the Japanese (only 12% like China) were listed as the ones hating the Chinese the most, more than any other nationality on earth, even more than the US or shockingly even the mighty Australia (14% only like China). I wonder why all the venom. It isnt healthy.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
get rid of the old constitution, re-arm, impose the draft and nuke up. This way, Hiroshima and Nagasaki will never happen again. Friend or foe will take you seriously if you have nukes
-4 ( +3 / -7 )
Japan should just change its constitution, re-arm militarily, develop its own nukes. All that joining foreign military organisations and bashing China is good for re-arming cause but lets get on with it and actually re-arm and nuke up.
-3 ( +1 / -4 )
Of course Japan should get these subs and then arm itself with as many nukes as possible. That is the only way to be safe
-13 ( +6 / -19 )
Japan needs to rearm itself quickly, own army, own weapons, own nukes
-2 ( +7 / -9 )
In the long run, I think it might be better for the Japanese to have their own army, own weapons and own nukes. Everyone else can complain about it.
2 ( +10 / -8 )
Im surprised why is an American soldier subject to Japanese law.
-4 ( +0 / -4 )
Always nice that we can borrow in our kids names to enjoy ourselves
4 ( +6 / -2 )
Japan has decided to rather be in the American dominion than be non aligned. You can see it from the fawning the administration gives to the US President. The reward is the yearly glee to be photographed in the G7 white league. Real or imaginary, the China threat requires protection money to be paid to the Americans. Everytime that is cranked up, more money needs to be paid. But nevermind, you can always keep printing money, borrow in your kids name to fund the present life. Japan will never get rid of its peace constitution. It won't be allowed since it is so profitable to keep it.
-4 ( +3 / -7 )
America can easily bring stamp out stagflation -
increase immigration to lower labour costs
make your vassale states pay more for anything and everything
make everyone fight everyone until they are weak then you go in and grab their stuff
ship your indigent and poor to foreign lands to conquer and pillage. If they die, you solved your problem of having to look after them. If you win, keep them there to collect taxesincrease your prison population because that is legitimate forced slavery
-2 ( +2 / -4 )
Forget about Taiwan and the military. The Japanese should just mail the Shanghainese the same virus every week to keep them all locked up and weak. To win a war without firing a single bullet.
-3 ( +1 / -4 )
The Chinese were happy to have the islands run by a private Japanese company until the late governor Ishihara used the Tokyo government to buy the islands. So now you have a mess when you already owned it.
1 ( +1 / -0 )
Isnt Okinawa US territory and Japanese in name only? The US Marine only reports to US law
-14 ( +4 / -18 )