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    Richard Segal

    You must be kidding I don't know about the military but the Japanese coast guard divers nicknamed Umizaru train for this kind of situation and they were the ones that would have been sent if request had been made.

    Posted in: Officials vague on rumor Japanese support was refused for S Korean ferry

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    SamuraiBlue

    I am sure there are plenty of Japanese military men who would love to have a war with China and welcome this installation as a potential beginning to more actual bases in the region and all a source of tension that could spark a war.

    The only ones wanting war are the ones that posts agreements in their armchairs.

    JSDF personnel are going to fight only to defend Japanese territory and protect human lives not because they want to or crave to but because it is their duty to do so. I believe it's called patriotism.

    Posted in: Japan sets up military post on western island

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    JoshuYaki

    Your analogy is a crying sh@me since all military people are the ones that desire peace since it will be their life on the line first when war breaks out.

    Posted in: Japan sets up military post on western island

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    Guru29

    No the then Soviets acknowledged that there is a dispute when they offered two of the smaller islands to be returned and other two to be negotiated in the 60's to settle a peace treaty.

    By the way you much favored Potsdam declaration forbidden spoil of war to be taken so the Soviet's actions were illegal no matter how you slice it.

    Posted in: Russia to boost military presence on disputed Kurils

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    Stuart hayward

    Try to change the constitution (9th amendment) and now putting boots on the ground,

    9th amendment??

    Japan hadn't amended anything within our constitution yet, it's article 9. As for boots on the ground, they are Japanese soil and Japan can do anything with it. If it was the opposite and Japan even utter anything like that to PRC or ROK it would be like shaking a hornet's nest screaming "Don't meddle with internal affairs."

    Posted in: Japan to send 100 SDF troops, radar to remote western island

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    SamuraiBlue

    Vegetius, Machiavelli and Sun Tsu basically taugh the same thing, "Si vis pacem, para bellum (If you want peace, prepare for war)"

    Posted in: Japan to send 100 SDF troops, radar to remote western island

  • 1

    SamuraiBlue

    I just heard that the safety raft that were suppose to eject automatically when the tilts too far did not activate properly either.

    Posted in: Captain was not at helm of capsized S Korean ferry

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    SamuraiBlue

    Talk about paranoia...Seriously...the Chinese are going to come when it rains?

    It's one of the first thing taught at military academy, utilize the weather to hide your tracks.

    As for surveillance satellites, they need to be parked in a low orbit which flies around the world at around 2 hours per orbit therefore you can only see a certain region for few minutes. On top a low orbit satellite's orbit decays in around five years so you need to launch one every five years or so. As for stationary orbiting satellites usually used for weather satellites they fly at around 30,000Km in which you can't really distinguish anything at that height.

    Posted in: Japan to send 100 SDF troops, radar to remote western island

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    kchoze

    Since Tokyo is the hub for everything they need the expresssway including bypasses that circumvent Tokyo entirely.

    FightingViking

    Highways in the US in cities like LA and/or NY is worse in terms of congestion then Shutoko.

    Posted in: Everything you ever wanted to know about Tokyo's toll road system

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    Daniel Neagari

    Did I imply otherwise?

    The captain as a person also chose to wear that uniform placing him responsible for the safety of the passenger and the crew which he had disregarded shamefully as he skipped ship before performing his duties.

    Posted in: Confused, chaotic scenes described on sinking ferry

  • 0

    SamuraiBlue

    I don't think it is the Japanese since the Japanese version is not aired in Japan for obvious reasons.

    Posted in: Air France geisha poster prompts satirical home-made fixes

  • 2

    SamuraiBlue

    Sounds like circa 1920~30's all over again. Hello block economy.

    Posted in: China to appeal WTO rare earth ruling

  • 0

    SamuraiBlue

    I can see it now ,granny asks Ashimo to turn the channel in which Asimo complies and picks up the remote. LoL

    Posted in: Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever

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    shanabelle

    It was in service for about 20 years without a hitch before the Korean bought it.

    HokkaidoKuma

    In Japan there is a law for the captain AND the crew to organize and foresee the evacuation process of the passengers. Leaving the ship with the passengers disoriented with no guidance for evacuation is not an option.

    Posted in: Confused, chaotic scenes described on sinking ferry

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    SamuraiBlue

    Not even close. Whale meat doesnt even come close to competing with beef. It is on the fringe

    Says a person who hasn't even tried once, very disappointing. Some people like beef other prefer pork and/or chicken while other prefer whale. Different stroke for different folks.

    As I posted I like whale meat when prepared properly. It has a distinctive taste like sheep and or Kangaroo but people finds a liking once they get use to it.

    Posted in: Lawmakers demand gov't 'redesign' whaling program

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    ferret

    As I have posted it was more common before the moratorium. Whale has been a source of protien for the Japanese as far as I know and protest against whaling has a deep history with beef negotiations. If you do some research on the time line the commercial whaling moratorium coincides with the Uraguay rounds in which the US was pressuring Japan to open her meat market.

    Now I am not impling that the beef packers had orchestrated all of it since there was a sincere concern for some species of whales at the time BUT that doesn't mean other parties would join the ride to push their own agenda. The vocal nations of anti-whaling right now happens to be beef producing nations like Australia, the United States and various South American nations as well.

    Basically a population of any nation will only consume a certain amount of protien in their diet and whale meat is a direct competitor against those other source of protien that is imported.

    Posted in: Lawmakers demand gov't 'redesign' whaling program

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    SamuraiBlue

    Without a fidge and modern farming there weren't much green vegies in the winter time either. Whale meat was usually ate as long as they were able to obtain some and it was often a common catch around the sea. It became more and more scarce after the moratorium not before.

    Posted in: Lawmakers demand gov't 'redesign' whaling program

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    SamuraiBlue

    The water temperature in the area was about 12 degrees Celsius (54 Fahrenheit), cold enough to cause signs of hypothermia after about 1½ hours of exposure

    If you scuba you'll find this statement wrong. At those temperatures even with a 5mm wetsuit you'll start shivering within 2~3 minutes and will not be able stand the cold after 15~20 minutes.

    Without the suit I don't think you'll be able to stand it more then 5 minutes.

    Posted in: Fears rise for 287 missing after South Korean ferry sinks

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    bfg4987

    A basic mistake in understanding of Life expectency in which when they say 60 it doesn't mean the highest age would be 60, it about an average age of the population born during a certain age in which there sum in a high death rate during infancy.

    Posted in: Japan's population shrinks as elderly make up 25%

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    ferret

    Hari hari nabe was a common dish ate around the Kansai area. Saezuri and Koro are also common items in Kantodaki. Whale meat do not need it to be overly fresh since they are cooked in a broth. Whale meat last longer then fish. Japanese also preserved it by cooking them in Soysauce now known as Kujira no Yamato ni or Kujira no shigure ni.

    If whales are in international waters then they are fair game.

    Posted in: Lawmakers demand gov't 'redesign' whaling program

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