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YuriOtaniJul. 15, 2016 - 07:32AM JST
NATO forces are now on the border with Russia. B2 bombers can easily attack Russia from these bases and have a return capability to return to the USA to rearm. These aircraft along with F23 fighters give NATO a first strike capacity against Russia. So who is doing the pushing? St Petersburg is about 100 miles from a NATO country, while Moscow is about 400 miles away. The first strike exercise would be to eliminate Russian command and control. Don't tell me NATO will not do it. NATO has hit first before and they can do it again.
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YuriOtaniJul. 03, 2016 - 11:13AM JST
No islands returned = no peace treaty. Why do they even talk? Waste of time and effort.
YuriOtaniJun. 28, 2016 - 12:14PM JST
Smith yet you breath the polluted air of Tokyo. Your chances of dying have gone up with the massive increase in fossil fuels.
YuriOtaniJun. 28, 2016 - 12:11PM JST
It is not a waste of money to fund the SDF. If Donald Trump wins, Japan will be on it's own. Without a defense, we would have to become a dependent state of either China or Russia. As for Abe, he will NEVER get his evil plans through to amend our constitution and remove article #9.
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YuriOtaniJun. 28, 2016 - 12:07PM JST
I see oil super tankers and LNG carriers headed from the gulf ports of the USA to Japan. This is in the best interests of both of our nations. Add in coal carriers as well.
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YuriOtaniJun. 28, 2016 - 12:04PM JST
Fre Okin these islands belong to the peoples of Okinawa!
YuriOtaniJun. 27, 2016 - 11:01PM JST
The door opens both ways as North American products will be cheaper.
YuriOtaniJun. 27, 2016 - 03:01AM JST
Let the Russians keep the islands and no peace treaty. No problem! I do not see why Japan should give Russia a peace treaty with nothing in return.
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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.
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?
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.
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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.
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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.
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YuriOtaniMay. 28, 2016 - 07:11AM JST
I say Trump is afraid of Bernie and is a chicken!
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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.
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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.
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