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YuriOtaniJun. 22, 2016 - 10:18AM JST
Okiblue, being anti US base on Okinawa is not being anti American. The problem with the US bases they are training bases for US Marines. Kadena is a base to launch spy planes on China. Some of the Marine bases are logistic bases for other Pacific activities. Just keeping Kadena is a burden but it helps defend Okinawa among other things. However this new airfield is not a true replacement for MCAS Futenma. The Marines need it and when the new airfield in the north is finished, it will not be closed. I grew up on Okinawa before reversion and it was awful. Unless Americans understand this period, they will never understand the Okinawa people. The Marine bases on Okinawa need to be closed.
Posted in: Gov't challenges Okinawa to sue after panel fails to back governor
YuriOtaniJun. 21, 2016 - 12:46PM JST
Smith if the Americans get their way they will have a new airfield and MCAS Futenma. The Americans are not planning on closing Futenma, it is another American lie.
YuriOtaniJun. 21, 2016 - 11:50AM JST
I agree with you Yabaru san, I am not considered Japanese by the Yamato people. Makes no difference to them I carry a Japanese passport and am a Japanese national.
As for the new airfield, do the American really want the headache? The people of Okinawa will continue to protest, even if the new air field is finished. Also I bet MCAS Futenma will not be shut down, it is an American lie. Look at all of the other promises America has made and how many have been carried out? Point in fact Camp Lester was suppose to be closed after the new hospital was opened. Now the Americans say at least another ten years.
The Okinawa government should sue again and again and again. Never give up the fight for Ryukyu freedom!
YuriOtaniJun. 20, 2016 - 10:50PM JST
Smith you claim to be an American but side with Russia against Japan. I do not think Japan should cut all ties but Japan can not do another "surrender" for a peace treaty. Japans economic ties are with the United States and not Russia. Supertankers from Texas will soon be able to carry oil and LNG carriers natural gas through the Panama canal and to Japan. It is a far shorter and safer passage than from/through the India Ocean and South Chinese Sea. The Americans are ready and eager to supply Japan with energy.
So what cards does Russia hold?
Posted in: Japan, Russia to hold talks on territorial row this week in Tokyo
YuriOtaniJun. 19, 2016 - 10:50PM JST
If it means nothing the talks should be called off and Japan should increase the sanctions on Russia by banning the importation of energy. The USA can supply all of Japans energy needs. I do think Abe should stop talking with Russia. As for Russia there is a glut of oil and natural gas on the market. Thus Russia has nothing to offer.
YuriOtaniJun. 19, 2016 - 10:50AM JST
Larry, Japan has been burning a lot more fossil fuel. This has caused pollution to go out of control in the major Japanese cities. This will cause tens of thousands of Japanese to die early deaths from pollution. Most people know nothing about pollution and radiation. I liked the poster who wrote "no radiation is good radiation. I blame it on a lack of proper education in today's schools.
Burning more fossil fuels equals more deaths. It equals more sickness and a degradation of our lives pleasure.
Posted in: Court upholds injunction to halt restart of Takahama reactors
YuriOtaniJun. 19, 2016 - 10:26AM JST
No islands = no peace treaty. It is very easy as Russia has to give something for a peace treaty. I do not see a peace treaty with Russia in our future. Russia does not want a peace treaty badly enough. Japan does not gain anything from a peace treaty. Soon oil and natural gas from the US heartland will be arriving in Japan via the Panama canal. Who needs Russia?
YuriOtaniJun. 08, 2016 - 11:07AM JST
My husband is Bernie or Bust and I can not vote in US elections.
Posted in: While Sanders vows to keep fighting, Clinton wraps up nomination
YuriOtaniJun. 08, 2016 - 10:56AM JST
Not sure why the US Navy did it and it is a positive move. However I expect it to be ignored by many sailors. They after all have easy access to alcohol.
Posted in: U.S. Navy slaps drinking ban on 18,600 sailors in Japan, ends liberty
YuriOtaniMay. 28, 2016 - 07:11AM JST
I say Trump is afraid of Bernie and is a chicken!
Posted in: Trump rules out debate with Sanders
YuriOtaniMay. 27, 2016 - 08:41AM JST
Yet have the Americans learned their lesson? Will they use nuclear bombs again? The whole point is never to use these weapons again. I feel for the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki who were killed, maimed and suffer to this day from the effects of radiation. Nagasaki and the mother church were almost wiped out. The children of many of them suffer to this day. Yet the Americans are callus to their suffering and even compare the atomic bombs to military ships being attacked.
Posted in: 'I still hate the glow of the sun': Hiroshima survivors' tales
YuriOtaniMay. 27, 2016 - 07:29AM JST
Toshiko both of us know that statement is not true. Okinawa people died in the American camps from a lack of food and medical care. Then there was the murders and rapes of Okinawa people. There was no justice given by the Americans. The high commissioner would just ignore the complaint.
The occupation was different from the start in the Japanese "home" islands. It ended in 1952 and the Japanese were not placed into concentration camps like the Okinawa people.
Toshiko, try to understand what the people of Okinawa have endured at the hands of the Americans.
YuriOtaniMay. 26, 2016 - 07:03AM JST
Toshiko, so why are you insulting me? I really have a problem with mainlanders insulting Okinawa people. They are as bad as Americans when it comes to the occupation of the Ryukyu Kingdom. As a mainland Japanese you never experienced the American occupation. I want them ALL out of Okinawa and the sdf can protect Japan. The way the Japanese insult us at every turn. Our call should be for independence!
YuriOtaniMay. 26, 2016 - 12:56AM JST
Yet has America learned the lesson of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? There is talk about America using the bomb again if Iran sinks one of their aircraft carriers. What I find surprising is the majority of Americans support the use of the nuclear bomb. Fact only one country has used atomic bombs the USA. Do Americans really understand the effects of a nuclear blast? Will they use one again? Kill another one million people in the name of peace.
As for the effects of nuclear weapons, the Nagasaki bomb is killing today. Generations after the attacks, what must be learned is the nuclear weapons should NEVER be used again!
Posted in: Obama's Hiroshima visit stirs differing views across Pacific
YuriOtaniMay. 25, 2016 - 08:01AM JST
What Americans forget is that people are still dying from the atomic bombs. People not even alive at the time. What they forget is some day another country will use the same excuse when using nuclear weapons on America.
The Peace museums are not for the past but the future.
YuriOtaniMay. 25, 2016 - 07:14AM JST
Friend Smith, you assume all of my relatives were killed after the war. A lot Okinawa people were killed after the war and before reversion. It was in the best interests of the US military to cover up the crimes. So I assume because Japan lost the war the Americans deserve to kill and rape the non winners after the war?
As for moving the Forces from Okinawa, if China could beat the self defense force, it would have no problem invading and occupying the PI before the US could intervene.
All you see is that America has to stay in Okinawa to protect it from a lesser naval power. However there is nothing to defend the Philippines. America can help them as Japan lacks the capacity to defend the PI.
YuriOtaniMay. 24, 2016 - 01:10PM JST
Smith my friend, the American forces will be better used to defend the PI. Japan has the 3rd largest Navy in the world! The PI has no Army, Air Force or Navy to speak about for defense.
As for my family the Americans killed them without mercy.
The PI is not inferior, they have no money for a large military. The US should help them.
YuriOtaniMay. 24, 2016 - 08:27AM JST
Relocate the Americans to the Philippines! They need the protection not Japan. They have no military and their "heavy" ships are ex coast guard cutters and this earn the "sink me" signs. No air defense, no missiles, no defense against subs, sitting ducks.
The PI needs the Americans! Relocate them to the PI from Okinawa!
YuriOtaniMay. 23, 2016 - 07:24AM JST
Alpha Ape, you are still trying to diminish her standing by labeling her a prostitute. It is one of the defenses used by Americans in these cases. 21 years ago this was used against the Junior High School girl raped by the three Americans. It is always brought up because in American it is a defense. Americans like to take the moral high ground.
As for why he picked her? Perhaps she looks like his separated wife. He lost his temper from stresses and decided to rape and kill her. For her it was a chance encounter with a murderer. It happens all the time in America. The number of murders was over 13,000 in 2015.
YuriOtaniMay. 23, 2016 - 05:13AM JST
bullfighter yet people will still want to go quickly from Nagoya to Tokyo. In America there are few trains and flying is painful at best. Three hour long security lines. More not in my own backyard people. To fly it takes the flight an hour and another hour for the airport.
Yet people so many being Americans are against progress. This should be dismissed shortly.
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Jun. 25, 2016 - 05:39PM JST
What Dishonest Abe means is that he cannot change the constitution at the moment, but if…
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So, what's the point?
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Jun. 25, 2016 - 05:32PM JST
Looks like the Brits gave Obama the finger, and it is the best thing for them.…
Posted in: Obama says UK committed to 'orderly transition' out of EU
Jun. 25, 2016 - 05:27PM JST
It is time for "Okexit".....Okinawa Exit
Posted in: Protesters rally in Naha, Tokyo against U.S. military bases on Okinawa
Jun. 25, 2016 - 05:22PM JST
Are the Leave Lemmings still in free fall?
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