CrazyJoe's past comments

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    CrazyJoe

    The only "misunderstanding" is the one China seems to have with the rest of the world. The "Nine-Dash Line" is nothing more than wishful thinking; no different than if the US released maps encompassing the Caribbean Sea as sovereign US territory. Sure, the US could park an oil rig right off the coast of Jamaica, and there's nothing they could do about it...but they don't. It's irrelevant how firmly the Chinese believe that ocean belongs to them. What matters is that all of the claimants agree to a fair understanding of maritime law. Building fake islands on other people's doorsteps, no matter how innocuous, does nothing to promote peace.

    Posted in: China, U.S. assert rights after exchange over South China Sea

  • -1

    CrazyJoe

    Hunt down the hunters.

    Posted in: Taiji mayor says dolphin hunt will still go on

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    CrazyJoe

    Japan and South Korea are too important to stability in the region to be bickering. World War 2 was terrible for all involved, but it is over and the world has moved on. Germany, who was at the epicenter, is a great power with a great economy and people. Same can be said for Japan. Japan has the population, wealth, and technology to be a formidable adversary to China and North Korea, and a valuable ally to the US, ROK, and other democratic nations in Asia.

    Posted in: S Korea, Japan defense chiefs to hold first meeting since 2011

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    CrazyJoe

    President Joko Widodo knows that the integrity of their borders are non-negotiable and are making the proper steps to ensure they have de facto control of their seas, not merely de jure, both through tougher implementation of existing laws and a larger and more focused spending on the Navy and Coast Guard. And if that assuring that integrity takes sinking Vietnamese ships, Thai ships, Chinese ships, Taiwanese ships, Filipino ships, Malaysian ships and Singaporean ships, that's totally fine. After all, they were stealing their fish, it's only fair Indonesia gets to blow up their ships.

    Posted in: Indonesia sinks foreign boats to deter illegal fishing

  • 4

    CrazyJoe

    Japan was, is, and will be a good tourist destination for a variety of reasons regardless of exchange rate. Kyoto remains one of the best concentrations of diverse tourist attractions one can find in Asia, and the accessibility is superb.

    Posted in: No. of foreign visitors to Japan in April reaches record high

  • 0

    CrazyJoe

    I'd like to see this car with a nicely designed hardtop.

    Posted in: Mazda unveils new Roadster

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    CrazyJoe

    Marines & amphibious forces are premier forces for disaster relief and so many of the other tasks that the other services struggle with because of their focus on their own element of operations reduces effectiveness outside of war fighting. They're the best service to engage cooperatively with allies across the Pacific (islands, coasts, water, air, Marines do it all), and a better investment than they are given credit for.

    Posted in: Asia-Pacific militaries seek to develop amphibious skills

  • 5

    CrazyJoe

    Every dog is only as good as its owner.

    Posted in: Dogs bite 2 pedestrians; owner arrested for negligence

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    CrazyJoe

    "Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada said in a statement that the action is a “clear path” to restoring the trust of automakers and drivers."

    Hardy har har.

    Posted in: Takata air bag recall doubles to nearly 34 million

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    CrazyJoe

    Considering they have almost hunted the Southern bluefin tuna species to extinction, despite wide knowledge of the perilous state the species is in, I don't think Japan should be allowed anywhere near whales.

    Posted in: Japan's whaling science under the microscope

  • 5

    CrazyJoe

    The only "research" Japan does with its whaling is determining how Japanese businessmen prefer whale sushi. The Japanese authorities are being disingenuous. They have plenty of whale meat samples in cold storage left over from previous hunts. They serve it once a year to Japanese school children to reduce stockpiles.

    Posted in: Iceland whale meat shipment to Japan sparks protests

  • 2

    CrazyJoe

    Whenever any government resorts to fiscal tricks to fix its ailing economy, instead of its fundamental flaws which caused the ailment in the first place, it rarely pays off in the long run, and Abenomics may not turn out to be an exception.

    Posted in: Japan's economy grows 2.4% in first quarter

  • 4

    CrazyJoe

    PM Abe and the LDP are allowing the existing utility companies to have a veto over the serious development of renewable sources of energy in Japan's markets. As such Abe, et al are serving the interests of the utility companies, and the nuclear power industry, who wish to sustain the status quo reliance on fossil fuels and/or nuclear power. . Instead, the need is to increase the grid's capacity in order to allow clean renewable energy to increase its share of the energy market. This is what the majority of citizens, who are opposed to the re-start of nuclear power plants, want. Abe, however, is more interested in meeting the needs of the nuclear power industry to get up and running again asap.

    Posted in: Climate control

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    CrazyJoe

    All his right steps are in the wrong direction....He doesn't want to face history nor does he want to offer a genuine apology....All he has done is to visit the notorious shrine repeatedly...claimed the comfort women case false....and re-militarize his nation to go into war with others... Apologies without remorse will not convince anybody.

    Posted in: 450 mostly Western scholars press Abe on war history

  • 1

    CrazyJoe

    Hide and seek anyone?

    Posted in: Nagoya 'rubbish house' resident may boast mother of all messes

  • 0

    CrazyJoe

    Abe' bedfellow.

    Posted in: If Hashimoto quits politics, Abe will lose powerful ally

  • 4

    CrazyJoe

    The US created Al-Qaeda, Taliban with the help of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia ... the US now created the ISIS, whose main backers are Turkey, Qatar and Sudan ... two of these are close allies of the US ... only shows that the US State Dept is evil ... a threat to global peace and stability.

    Posted in: IS militants slaughter collaborators after taking Iraqi city of Ramadi

  • 0

    CrazyJoe

    And its your responsibility as a parent to make sure that your small children aren't darting into traffic.

    Posted in: 5 year-old boy hit and killed by minivan; driver arrested

  • 6

    CrazyJoe

    Seems the Okinawa politicians have learned greed and avarice from the rest of the dirty politicians in Japan. The current Osprey is at least as safe as helicopters and it out performs them by a large margin.

    Posted in: Japanese worry over Osprey safety after fatal Hawaii crash

  • 4

    CrazyJoe

    Kids have never in the history of humanity been more dangerous.

    Posted in: 15-year-old boy turns himself in after killing mother, grandmother

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