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Jay HoffmanDec. 06, 2013 - 02:57AM JST
Utter rubbish china had been sailing fishing boats and other patrol boats into his area prior to that, do you not recall Japanese coast guard boats being rammed by Chinese fishing boats?**<>
Get your facts straight, "fishing boats", yes, but no "other patrol boats" have been sailing in the dispute area before all the shxt hit the fan, can you back up your assertion with facts?
Posted in: Biden says China must take steps to reduce tension in region
Jay HoffmanDec. 04, 2013 - 04:20AM JST
US has thrown its long-time ally Saudi Arabia under a bus over Iran, abe, you will be next
Posted in: Biden urges Japan, China to lower tensions over air defense zone
Jay HoffmanAug. 16, 2013 - 10:49PM JST
Thank you, Mitch
It all makes sense now after reading the article
Posted in: S Korea urges Japan to face history; China summons Japan envoy
Jay HoffmanFeb. 09, 2013 - 04:00AM JST
I don't want my tax dollars spent on defending the right wing abe government and people putting him there
Posted in: Chinese frigate locked radar on Japanese navy vessel
Jay HoffmanJan. 30, 2013 - 10:36PM JST
"One third of China's government is under direct control of the military"
Posted in: Abe open to summit with China to help economic ties
Jay HoffmanJan. 25, 2013 - 12:32AM JST
If not careful enough, it might turn into a pillow fight
Posted in: Taiwanese boat leaves disputed islands after water cannon duel
Jay HoffmanDec. 22, 2012 - 01:12AM JST
This is the new status quo , Chinese ships will come and go as they please.
One can only wonder how much shit will hit the fan when Abe ups the ante by putting people on the island as he has promised. The last thing Uncle Sam wants right now is to be sucked into this mess. I am sure Obama will have a nice talk with abe when he makes his pilgrimage to Washington
Posted in: Chinese ships seen in disputed waters for first time since LDP's win
Jay HoffmanDec. 18, 2012 - 02:42AM JST
I just want to say to the Japanese voters by quoting the former Arizona Cardinals’ coach Dennis Green “They (You) are who we thought they(you) were”
Posted in: Abe to become Japan's 7th PM in 6 years after landslide LDP win
Jay HoffmanDec. 18, 2012 - 02:38AM JST
Sometimes I just can't understand Tokyo
The thinking of voters here has far more akin to some backwoods right wing center where people still long for a victory in a war that was lost before it began. Where outsiders (read as foreigners) are suitable for labor and hanging. Where women should be barefoot and in the home where they belong. And where politicians blinded by outdated ideas and backwards thinking win over otherwise competent contenders.
You have a perfectly valid understanding of Tokyo and the majority of people living here.
By quoting the former Arizona Cardinals’ coach Dennis Green “They are who we thought they were”
Posted in: Inose elected Tokyo governor
Jay HoffmanDec. 18, 2012 - 12:37AM JST
China says “ the islands are mine but its sovereignty is in dispute”
Japan says “ the islands are mine which is not in dispute”
Chia says” the whole issue needs to be shelved and let the future generations have the final say on how to solve the problem”
Japan says “ no compromise, end of story”
Who is more rational and flexible?
Posted in: Abe pledges no compromise over disputed islands
Jay HoffmanDec. 17, 2012 - 10:55PM JST
_But he also struck a slightly more conciliatory note, saying he wanted to “deepen dialogue” with China. “We need to have wisdom not to turn political issues into economic issues,” he said.
Take a step back, you'll see a wide open sea and the vastness of the sky
Jay HoffmanDec. 17, 2012 - 10:44PM JST
"also improve relations with China"
Please spell out exactly how you would improve Japan-China relations.
Oh I forgot, you did say you would build a lighthouse or something on the Senkaku Islands, that will be a good start
Jay HoffmanDec. 17, 2012 - 10:28PM JST
Obama’s advice to abe: keep the money-printing machine at full capacity, crank it up a notch or two, pray hard things’ll turn out alright
Posted in: Obama congratulates Abe on election win
Jay HoffmanDec. 17, 2012 - 10:03PM JST
it''ll buy Abe some time with the policies of printing money and building roads to nowhere, my crystal ball tells me that he will stay in power for 18 months barring another stomach ache episode, he will be the the longest serving PM in the recent history when he steps down, not a small feat if you think about it
Jay HoffmanDec. 16, 2012 - 04:33AM JST
"dispute to be shelved until a later date"
hit it on the nail on this one , don't see any way out for the both countries unless they want to go to a war, then you say goodbye to the Asian Century
Posted in: 8 fighter jets scrambled after Chinese plane flies over disputed islands
Jay HoffmanDec. 16, 2012 - 04:21AM JST
If Japan were willing to say these six magic words the island's sovereignty is in dispute the most of brouhaha could go away in a New York second. Just don’t see it happening though. Japanese would rather die than lose face.
BTW, China really don’t mind Japan going the route of rearmament , it would only accelerate the process of J’s bankruptcy
Jay HoffmanDec. 10, 2012 - 11:13PM JST
"Shinzo Abe said there was no evidence that Japan directly forced women to work as sex slaves"
what would happen if the German chancellor denied that the Holocaust had ever happened ? and this guy is going to be the next PM, that is all you need to know about japan
Posted in: Taiwan urges Japan to apologize over sex slaves
Jay HoffmanDec. 02, 2012 - 05:13AM JST
"Would you want to have a Chinese made car by Geely? Maybe you do."
Chinese may choose to purchase German or US made Cars instead, maybe you've never heard of them before
Posted in: Japanese automakers' China output tumbles
Jay HoffmanDec. 02, 2012 - 05:02AM JST
"Many countries are transferring their biz to other country cuz they thought Chinese are dangerous , unstable to do business with "
I just have a good chuckle whenever I see folks say things like this
Posted in: U.S. Senate OKs amendment backing Japan in Senkaku dispute
Jay HoffmanNov. 15, 2012 - 03:12AM JST
Why we are losing the war in Afghanistan?
Generals have been taking orders from their “privates”
Posted in: Commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan dragged into Petraeus sex scandal
Dec. 10, 2013 - 07:35PM JST
I agree if you have xmas then have it not this pretend rubbish, swap presents go…
Posted in: What do you like about the way Christmas is celebrated in Japan, and what don't you like about it?
Dec. 10, 2013 - 07:34PM JST
Katakana adds emphasis to a word.
Posted in: Newborn boy left in front of orphanage with money and 'Onegaishimasu' letter
Dec. 10, 2013 - 07:27PM JST
yeah... these aren't really about Tokyo Disneyland though are they ? these have mostly been adapted…
Posted in: 12 urban legends about Tokyo Disneyland
Ed O Jidai
Dec. 10, 2013 - 07:24PM JST
He could have explained it better.
Well, I'm waiting.
This is like someone who borrowed a…
Posted in: Abe defends state secret law, but says he could have explained it better
Dec. 10, 2013 - 07:22PM JST
That post above is the best I have seen you write. I agree too.