OssanAmerica's past comments

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    OssanAmerica

    Nice to see an unbiased media article that exposes not just all of the concerns about China that held by the rest of the world, but China's self-centric attitude towards all these issues. Particularly remarkable is China's continuing ability to lay blame for everything on everyone else rather than their own actions, For a while 15-20 years ago China had some hope of actually becoming a leader of Asia, all tossed away by hyper-nationalism and the PLA hawks. China needs to be knocked back down on it's knees and this CCP dictatotship terminated.

    Posted in: China wants a successful G20 but suspects West, allies may derail agenda

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    " “Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!” At least he didn't say Colored People will vote Trump. Trump made little to n sense to me when he started running and he still doesn't male sense. He's said so much that can't be backup up or explained coherently that even those in his camp can't either.

    Posted in: Trump stand-ins struggle to speak for and defend nominee

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    Rule based order at Sea? Complaint from China coming shortly.

    Posted in: Japan, Africa vow to fight terrorism, stress rule-based order at sea

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    How does he plan on enforcing visa expiration dates? We already have a system whereby once marked as overstayed you can't enter the US again for x number of years. Is there a better deterent?

    Posted in: Trump says he would track immigrants to ensure no visa overstays

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    The hypocrisy of China is that the international laws, agreements, treaties, institutions, protocols, together with all the support , investment and trade from the international community are all what has allowed China to get off it's economic knees and become what it is today. And now that they have wealth and a huge military built with it, they thumb their nose at international law and their neighbors. And they still think they can be Asia's "leader"....

    Posted in: China urges Japan to be 'constructive' at G20 summit

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    China can be constructive by recognizing, respecting and abiding by International Law.

    Posted in: China urges Japan to be 'constructive' at G20 summit

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    Remarkable, the Russians ae still the unchallenged masters of playing both (or all) sides to their benefit. Maybe Russia should do joint exercises with China in the SCS then joint exercises with Japan in the ESC.

    Posted in: Russia invites Japan to join humanitarian mission in Syria's Aleppo

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    SerranoAug. 26, 2016 - 07:41PM JST I bet thorny issues between Japan and China will still be reamaining 50 years from now.

    They will be much worse. Unless the CCP dictatorship is taken down and China becomes a democracy. Not a lot of thorny issues between Japan and Taiwan are there? Democratic nations tend to work things out between themselves. Totalitarian dictatorships use military power to bully others and refuse to accept international laws and protocols.

    Posted in: Abe-Xi meeting on horizon, but thorny issues remain

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    Can't wait to see the JGSDF Ospreys soon.

    Posted in: Rescue drill

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    Luke McMahonAug. 25, 2016 - 11:36PM JST Japan have taken whales other than Minkes. I don't trust them to manage the numbers of any living creature.

    Yes they have in very limited numbers for research purposes. But they don't take Blue Whales, do they? The IWC Scientific Committee trusts them. Whether you do or not is immaterial.

    Don't see many Japanese seals around these days.

    There never were that many to start with. When's the last time you saw a dodo? We don't see many of those these days either.

    Nothing traditional about huge ships, radar or fishing in the far reaches of the globe.

    Nobody ever said those were traditional. What's traditional is the hunting and consuming of whales. Inuits today use outboard motors, high powered rifles and snowmobiles. But their taking whales is considered traditional.

    Japanese people don't give a flying about blue fin tuna, still served up and scoffed doen everywhere.

    Are you aware that Australia is the biggest exporter of Southern Bluefin to Japan? And that Japan is the only country with any Bluefin farming operations?

    People can say stuff about Sea Shepherd being self promoting. Good, big deal. If that gets them money and attention all the better. More donations, less whaling.

    Wrong. Nearly all of Sea Shepherd's funds are being spent on lawyers' fees.

    Finally, you want Australians to respect other cultures? No. It's our sea too. Japan can please themselves in Taiji, but if you travel the world to harass whales, expect resistance. Gnite.

    No Australians need to respect the fact that hardly any country recognizes their self-centered claim to the Antarctic waters. Not even the United States recognizes it. So Australians need to face that reality that the research whaling is being done in INTERNATIONAL waters, not Australian waters. You can't be telling them to go hunt whales in their own waters when they aren't hunting in Australian waters.

    Posted in: Sea Shepherd to battle on after Japan whaling court deal in U.S.

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    Dwight RiderAug. 24, 2016 - 09:55AM JST You obviously do not understand North Korea....they hate Japan. Despite the US involvement during the Korean War, all that devastation, the US military presence that has prevented a forced reunification, North Korea has used the Japanese threat of return to the peninsula as the boogie man to hold its people hostage for more than 60 year

    Complete nonsense. North Korea's "hate" as expressed by and maintained among the population by the government is aimed at South Korea and the United States. Pay attention to the news and see how often North Korea throw vitriol at these two countries, compared to Japan which is ancient history to them compared to the Korean War.

    Posted in: Japan at U.N. urges N Korea to refrain from provocations

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    James BurkeAug. 25, 2016 - 03:16PM JST

    why should SS follow the laws anyway when Japan clearly doesn't?

    Japan is not breaking ANY laws. They are conducting research whaling as authorized by IWC Article VIII in International Waters. The same IWC Article exempts them from recognizing any sanctuaries or moratoriums. After the ICJ ruled that Jarpa II program did not comply with Scientific Research Whaling, the changes that the ICJ suggested were incorporated into the new Jarpa III which is in compliance. There is NOTHING in terms of rules, regulations or laws, that Japan is breaking.

    they're whaling certain species to near extinction.

    Japan does not hunt endangered whale species. They are targeting the very abundant Minke whales. The whale species that are endangered became that way because of western nations; the US, UK, France, Norway who hunted them without regulation since the 1800s. That's why the IWC was formed in 1946 - to manage the whale populations so that they can continue to be hunted.

    In this 21st century when it is obvious that the human population on Earth is increasing at a rapid pace, technology allows for longer lifespans, the need to manage natural food resources is vital to the human race. What Japan is doing, conducting research whaling to determine if sustainable whaling for certain species can be carried out, is for the benefit of everyone.

    Posted in: Sea Shepherd to battle on after Japan whaling court deal in U.S.

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    timtakAug. 25, 2016 - 07:53AM JST "There are also Japanese historians who have the opinion that Japan never committed any war crimes in WWII. Do you believe them as well? " I am not aware of such historians. What are you saying? Japanese historians are unreliable?

    I am obviously saying that whether a Japanese historian agrees with your view does not substantiate your pro-China position.

    I don't think that China accepts the "protocol" nor commends Japanese use of it. Who are you to say what is commendable? Since China represents a large proportion of the humans on the planet, the protocol is not internationally accepted.

    Well therein lies the problem, China today in 2016 does not recognize, much less respect international protocol, and as a result has raised tensions in east Asia, The vast majority of nations, as well as individuals on this planet consider following internationally accepted rules and laws, and interacting harmoniously with the international community to be "commendable". Your argument that China's large population justifies their self -centered behavior is a first, and qualifies for a big ROTFLMAO.

    Posted in: Japan considers building more ships to patrol areas around Senkakus

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    Good for Japan. After so many decades of avoiding actual combat they are going to have to work hard to get the wheels greased in all respects. Those in the government are going to learn that decision making in this respect will not be the prolonged responsibility-avoiding process to which they have become accustomed.

    Posted in: SDF to start training for overseas rescue operations

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    timtakAug. 24, 2016 - 01:35PM JST "Nope, that's Chinese propaganda." And also the opinion of a Japanese historian who quotes contemporary Japanese cabinet memos.

    There are also Japanese historians who have the opinion that Japan never committed any war crimes in WWII. Do you believe them as well?

    I hate the whole terra nullis concept. There is no "terra nullis" but a bunch of people from one part of the globe went around claiming other people's land using "terra nullis" as an excuse. Japan needs to stop trying to be one of those nasty Westerners, and be fair. The Islands were Chinese. If Japan can get joint sovereignty then they are onto a good thing. If they keep trying to be Westerners they, and my children, will get nuked, again.

    The incorporation of Terra Nullius was and remains an internationally accepted protocol. It is not done in secrecy, and is done openly for any nation(s) to object. That Japan in 1885 followed proper internationally accepted protocol is commendable. Unlike China today which refuses to recognize or abide by international rulings. Your "trying to be Westerners" comment is bewildering. I'd like to see China be more westernized before they start a war. The Senkakus were never Chinese. There is no evidence of human habitation other than the remnants of a Japanese fish factory that once stood there. Ancient Chinese records mention seeing islands which may or may not have been these islands. And the PAC in the Hague has shown that China's "since ancient times" line of claiming territory is invalid. More importantly, Chinese (PRC) maps from the 1950s and 1960s show the Senkakus to be Japanese territory. China has never explained this to the world. The claim on the Senkakus was never Chinese to start with, it was a claim by Taiwan whose fishermen used the waters there. China usurped Taiwan's claim in the early 1970s and shifted it's goal from natural resources to strategic importance. Taiwan reached an agreement with Japan to fish there. China continues with it's "sovereign territory since ancient times" crap.

    Posted in: Japan considers building more ships to patrol areas around Senkakus

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    China's advantage in Africa and other developing countries is not just the cash. They couldn't care less if the local government had zero respect for human rights and were murdering everybody. As long as China got the natural resources it wanted. This is where China has an edge over the United States which has an agenda to spread democracy and reacts negatively to dictatorships, often throwing in all sorts of political conditions. Japan can bridge this gap by providing what it can without the political strings because Japan as a country can't do anything about it anyway. At least not more than to express an objection.

    Posted in: Japan takes aid show to Africa in China's shadow

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    toshikoAug. 25, 2016 - 01:31AM JST @ossan. Which info out of dated?

    No change with China. But a huge change in South Korea. The anti-Japan element in South Korea has been greatly reduced. The reason for it is mainly the drop in the Chinese economy, it's effect on South Korean trade and most of all China's unwillingness to reward South Korea for years of subservience. South Korea has even come out against China's South China Sea expansion. The Park government is working to remove textbooks in he South Korean schools that are biased against Japan and have created a generation of Japan-hating young people. The same Park government is determined to take the Comfort Women issue out of the hands of the Chong Dae Hyup (韓国挺身隊問題対策協議会) who have manipulated the surviving comfort women for their cause, leading to the ongoing Japan-SKorea agreement to end this issue permanently. Things are changing in South Korea, although of course the haters still remain. But now the government is moving towards a different direction. China's objection to the THAAD being a very big reason for it.

    Posted in: Japan, China, S Korea slam N Korean missile launch

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    toshikoAug. 25, 2016 - 12:02AM JST Actuary, China is more friendly with S Korea than with North. China and SK together perform annual Japan bashing.

    Your information is now outdated.

    Posted in: Japan, China, S Korea slam N Korean missile launch

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    Where are the North Koreans getting their mobile launchers and SLBM capable submarines? China's front door image of condemning North Korea is about as credible as their "peaceful rise". Try and find a UN resolution against North Korea that China hasn't blocked or watered down. They protected North Korea all these decades allowing them to develop their nuclear and missile capability but stand firm against South Korea's right to defend itself from those very missiles.

    Posted in: Japan, China, S Korea slam N Korean missile launch

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    Jeff Hansen, managing director of Sea Shepherd Australia doesn't even know who he's fighting. Who is the ICC?

    Posted in: Sea Shepherd to battle on after Japan whaling court deal in U.S.

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