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SaketownNov. 25, 2015 - 10:34PM JST
Shooting Down that Russian Warplane was completely unnecessary given The Fact that Turkey knew it was a friendly (Russian Jet) trying to hit The Terrorists.
And I hope Washington is on the Right Side of History here because we are all supposed to be United at taking down the Bad Guys right?
The Terrorists - Right?
The bad guys - not your Collarion Partners who mistakingly may have stepped over & into your lawn.
This is why Turkey lost the Olympics - they're a very unstable and somewhat untrustworthy Nation when it comes to peace and security.
Thoughts and prayers to the families of fhe Russian Pilots Killed.
Posted in: Turkey says Russian jet violated its airspace, ignored repeated warnings
SaketownNov. 23, 2015 - 11:44PM JST
Explosions in public places are made to Kill & Terrorize innocent people, therefore this must be treated as an attempted "Terrorist Attack" and not just shrugged off as some crazy idiots failed attempt at blowing up Yasukuni Shrine.
What if this Crazy Idiot being a Domestic Citizen or some Foreigner / Extremist - sets off a bomb in a crowded Train Station and people die? What then?
This must be delt with swiftly - Public Safety is at stake here.
Posted in: Explosion damages toilet at Yasukuni shrine; nobody hurt
SaketownNov. 19, 2015 - 12:56AM JST
And the OIC thinks this place is safe enough for The Olympics?
Thoughts and Prayers to the families of the victims.
Posted in: 2 Japanese women killed after driving into shootout in Brazil
SaketownNov. 12, 2015 - 03:36AM JST
Is this The Only thing on the minds of South Koreans - Sex Slaves?
South Koreans cannot address any other issues?
Global Communist Takeover?
That's the only thing in Ms. Parks agenda - Sex & Slaves
What are you trying to tell The World South Korea?
Have any of those inner ambitions yet to be explored?
You know, they have special clubs in Tokyo's Kabuki-cho that specialize in that kind of Lifestyle so anytime you want to bring out that "Freak on a Leash" that you all are harboring inside you, then feel free to come to Japan's Kabuki-cho and get your "Freak On".
Otherwise, may we move on to more pressing issues?
Posted in: S Korea, Japan hold first post-summit talks on WWII sex slaves
SaketownOct. 28, 2015 - 06:37AM JST
Good Move Washington! Good Move!
This incursion by Communist China and their corrupt vision of Communizing the Pacific Region must be Halted!
And Outstanding job to the Officers and Crew of the USS Lassen - Bravo Zulu!
Posted in: U.S. warship sails near islands claimed by China
SaketownOct. 22, 2015 - 01:46AM JST
One thing to keep in mind (Japan) is that perception is everything in the real-time world we live in today.
The perception of honoring the war dead is a good perception HOWEVER at a an Honored War Memorial - not a hallowed Shrine.
Yasukuni Shrine IS a Shinto Shrine - Not a War Memorial.
Yasukuni Shrine was commissioned to honor and enshrine those who fought and died for the Emperor (during the Meiji Period) this being long before WW2 and that concept was fantastic up until after WW2 when in 1978 14 War Criminals named were snuck into the "Book of Souls" immortalizing them and a WW2 Museum Honoring the Imperial Army that went to War with China, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Britain & The United States.
That's the Continental Divide with your Asian Neighbors as to who (by perception) should've been Honored and who should not have been Immortalized.
Posted in: Lawmakers visit Yasukuni shrine en masse
SaketownOct. 11, 2015 - 12:09AM JST
Wow - talk about bitting the hand that feeds you.
Japan is or was now UNESCO's largest donor of Money.
Posted in: Japan hits out at UNESCO for archiving Nanjing massacre documents
SaketownSep. 04, 2015 - 03:03AM JST
AKB48 & SMAP SMAP weren't invited to the Parade?
Come on China, catch up to modern times!
Oh Yea, they're still stuck in WORLD WAR 2 !!
Posted in: China marks 70th anniversary of victory over Japan
SaketownSep. 03, 2015 - 12:23AM JST
Ban Ki-moon and Park Guen-hye are a pair aren't they ?
Yea, go ahead and join the "We Hate Japan Day" in "Beautiful Smog Ridden" - Beijing.
Yea, go and Glorify Mao Zedong's Ultimate victory at single handedly defeating those barbaric Japanese ALL BY HIMSELF!
The actions by Mr. Ban is placing himself up next and personal with a Hostile Communist Party that has taken the Wrong Side of History by their Choice AND this is another attempt at Communist China to Unbalance the Status Quo by opening Old Wounds related to Historical Events that in most part are still questionable to this day.
But, this will not go without consequence. You see, the U.S. is preparing Economic Sanctions for Communist China related to a laundry list of accusations and this little "Parade" that the UN-Secretary General had decided to participate by China's design has breached the point of how much tolerance the U.S. Has had with China. When we say "Resolve Your Differences Peacefully" -we mean it and NOT with threating Military Parades.
Posted in: China calls Japan complaints about Ban's WW2 parade visit "irritating"
SaketownAug. 29, 2015 - 05:43PM JST
The UN Secretary-General is supposed to be impartial to Natinonal & World Politics - That's why it's the United NATIONS!
And not the South Korea & Communist China's distorted vision of a New Asian Regional Order.
Perhaps it's time we consider a new Secretary-General to The UN because it is clearly evident that Mr. Ban is not Impartial nor is he contributing to the Regional Peace in Asia by cozying up with Communist China's "We Hate Japan Day".
Oh, maybe Mr. Ban and Ms, Park can Double-Date for the occasion.
Posted in: U.N. chief Ban defends China parade trip after Japanese concern
SaketownAug. 27, 2015 - 12:56AM JST
Thank You President Obama!
That was an honorable thing to do and I know The U.S. and Japan will continue To work very close to each other as Allies and our Tomodachi - Friends. :)
Posted in: Obama says sorry to Japan over WikiLeaks claims of U.S. spying
SaketownAug. 22, 2015 - 02:21AM JST
If She goes to that FACADED Parade and cozy's up to Communist Chinese then WE - The Unitef States, needs to protest her actions and pull ALL U.S. Forces OFF The Korean Peninsula.
She is going to start a Regional Conflict and besides why are we going to risk American lives so Ms. Park can satisfy her ego?
This Woman is a Delusional Tyrant and if she is not careful and if she does not pick her friends wisely, she will unbalance the Status Quo and she might just start the next Asian Regional Conflict.
South Korea you can do better than Ms. Park.
Posted in: S Korean leader to attend China's celebrations of victory over Japan in WWII
SaketownAug. 20, 2015 - 05:06AM JST
Thanks, and the most frighting part about that dark scenario that almost got written into history, would've been the fact that Yasukuni Shrine would've had thousands of more names to add to the Book of Souls.
Posted in: Abe's wife visits Yasukuni shrine
SaketownAug. 19, 2015 - 04:35AM JST
The reason people are criticizing (not bashing) China is not because the Communist Chinese Army made a film based on a True Historical Event (The Cairo Declaration) where they removed a key person - Chiang Kai-Shek of The Republic of China and replaced him with Mao Zedong - The Theocratic Communist Leader and Founder of The Communist Party in China.
It wasn't cute nor funny nor comical in any way and its not like they replaced him with Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee either (that would've been funny) No - they replaced Chiang Kai-Shek with a Dark & Very "Real Evil" world adversary - Mao Zedong - A Man who annihilated Chiang's 30 Million Repuplic Chinese by famine and starvation and he executed all wealthy Chinese just to make sure nobody would raise a resistance against him while he ascended to power.
BTW: The Social Media in Mao's Communist China is screened and carefully filtered and they also block Facebook, Twitter, YouTube & Google. So where's the freedom?
Posted in: Chinese film on WWII summit lambasted online for distorting history
SaketownAug. 19, 2015 - 12:10AM JST
The Communist Chinese will say that "Chairman Mao" walked on water if they think they could get away with it.
Seriously, wait until next month when they have their "Victory Over Japan Day" - they'll say something like: VICTORY OVER JAPAN featuring "Chairman Mao" who single handedly fought the Japanese in The a Pacific, forced a surrender and brought an end to WW2 - THEN the Americans dropped the bombes on Horoshima & Nagasaki just to catch up with "Chairman Mao" in order to "Save Face" and say THEY ended the War when it was actually our "Chairman Mao".
If they think they could get away with something like that, then I guarantee you they'd try it.
SaketownAug. 16, 2015 - 10:50AM JST
Well here we go again: China distorting the facts and twisting History around again - as usual.
"Some Japanese politicians chose this day to visit the shrine, which honors ‘Class A’ war criminals and glorifies the aggressive war,” the ministry said in a statement.
-WRONG - Try again Mr. Foreign Minister. The Yasukuni Shrine was constructed in 1869 by the order of Emperor Meiji. The Shrine was established to Honor ALL Japanese who have died in the service of the Emperor.
“It demonstrates again Japan’s erroneous attitudes toward the historical issues,” it added. “China lodges its resolute opposition and strong dissatisfaction.”
-WRONG Again - The Shrine demonstrates Japan's respect to those who died for The Emperor, Their Families, AND Their Nation.
BTW Mr. Foreign Minister, What historical issues are you referring too?
Historical issues from The Bonin War for when the Shrine was established? The Satsuma Rebellion? The Russo-Japan War? The Sino-Japan War? The Pacific War? You have quite a few Historical Events to choose from.
The shrine does list the names of 2,466,532 men, women and children, including 1,068 war criminals; 14 of whom are considered A-Class, HOWEVER, there is not a single human body or human remains inside Yasukuni Shrine.
That's right - nobody is buried there.
Those War Criminals that China keeps pointing at are buried at their ancestral graves in their ancestral hometowns and NOT at Yasukuni Shrine.
Mr. Foreign Minister, please unblock your Google and do some "Historical Reasesrch" before popping a cork next time?
Gosh, this is why young people in China are so brainwashed & mislead by their own Theocratic Maoist Communist Government to hate the Japanese & the young Chinese will never learn the truth for why the Japanese really visit the Yasukuni Shrine and it's NOT to pay respects to War Criminals - it's to pay respects for those who died for Japan & to pray for World Peace.
Posted in: China denounces Japanese ministers' Yasukuni shrine visits
SaketownAug. 16, 2015 - 12:32AM JST
Care to elaborate?
I can tell you that China's "Historical Map" claim of the Senkakku Islands was illegal & challenged by the International Community by offering China to make their claim at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and China refused to take it up with the ICJ and instead they established an Air Defense Zone (ADIZ) over the ENTIRE East China Sea which is international waters and air space, plus a Chinese Destroyer locked its Weapons Radar onto a Japanese Coast Guard Vessel while it was on routine patrol near the Senkakku Islands - That was China's 1st attempt at trying to change The Status Quo.
South Korea has also overlapped ADIZ's in The Sea of Japan including and over the Takeshima Island and they illegally placed a military base on the Islet and there has been repeated calls from Japan for South Korea to dismantle the base and remove themselves from the Japnese Islet and they have bluntly refused to leave - That is South Korea attempting to change The Status Quo (anything to do with Comfort Women Ms. Park?). When japan sent a team of politicians to talk to the South Koreans on the Japanese Takeshima Islands - Ms. Park responded by scrambling S. Korean F-15 Fighter Jets & threatened to shoot down the helicopter and kill all the lives onboard. Real diplomatic of her eh?
While on patrol in the South China Sea (international waters) the USS Cowpens was nearly rammed by a Chinese Warship just 6 months ago because the Cowpens was on a routine deployment patrol - China's 2nd attempt tat changing the Status Quo in the South China And now they are making a 3rd attempt at changing the Status Quo by dredging sand onto coral reefs in The South China Sea and by doing so, they are not only planting military bases on these reefs that an accommodate Fighter/Bobmbers, they are destroying the reefs and the environment all around The Spratley Islands, just to make Land, Air, and Sea Base Claims over the ENTIRE South China Sea - Again their 3rd attempt at Changing The Status Quo.
So, when has The U.S. attempted to change the Status Quo?
I am just curious.
Posted in: Mixed world reaction to Abe's WWII statement
SaketownAug. 15, 2015 - 11:20PM JST
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated and I quote:
"We must never forget that there were women behind the battlefields whose honour and dignity were severely injured."
So why is Park Guen-hye STILL BARKING about this so called and alleged "Comfort Women" issue. Despite that lack of evidence PM Abe conceded to Park and offered a special apologetic recognition that is still disputable by all means of the standard.
And within the same statement (and directed at squarely at China) PM Abe stated and I quote:
"Also in countries that fought against Japan, countless lives were lost among young people with promising futures. In China, Southeast Asia, the Pacific islands and elsewhere that became the battlefields, numerous innocent citizens suffered and fell victim to battles as well as hardships such as severe deprivation of food."
Does China get it now? Here's your apology and I don't know how much further and how much more The Japanese have to go or say to apologize?
What would make China and South Korea happy from this point forward? Do they want what's left of a 95 Year Old Aging Japanese Population put in prison for being drafted by the Japanese Government and ordered to Shoot and Kill Chinese and Koreans during the War? Sorry but we (The U.S.) already executed their Leaders & The War Criminals who forced their population into that nightmare and ordered 16 Year Old boys to fly Zero's (Kamikaze's) into U.S. Carriers and forced troops to Banzai Charge into a line of gun fire until they were shot to death or ordered to blow themselves up with hand grenades inside caves like Mt. Suribachi on
What does China and S. Korea want at this point? More Political Leverage? More Islands? More Money? More Japanese Territory?
They got their apology - Loud and Clear.
Now China and South Korea can make the "Right Choice" and accept Japan's apology or they can continue to be counterproductive and continue to harass Japan on alleged Historical Events that cannot be changed just in order to "Unbalance The Status Quo" in the Pacific Region and that will be "Their Choice" and their choice to make all by themselves, but beware China & South Korea; ANY attempts at using Historical Events in order to alter the "Status Quo" will be met with U.S., Japan, and Australian Deterrence.
SaketownAug. 15, 2015 - 02:01PM JST
Well as usual, China is being counterproductive and this is their way of keeping things at "the boiling point" in the region and furthermore this is their way of getting attention.
Posted in: China says Japan should have made 'sincere' WWII apology
SaketownAug. 15, 2015 - 11:50AM JST
At this point I could really care less what China has to say and as predicted - It wasn't a "sincere apology".
I am certain that this "Choice of Attitude" from China will be the pretext China will use to try and unbalance the Status Quo in the Pacific Region.
For now, I am more interested in how the U.S. Ambassador - Caroline Kennedy felt about Shinzo Abe's speech today?
Did his words far enough and did Washington feel Japan has atoned for their aggressions from WW2?
Did we sense Japan's steadfast sincerity at keeping Peace with Honor?
I know I sure did.
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