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YuriOtaniAug. 28, 2014 - 01:41AM JST
Jay the Japanese government will not sign a peace treaty that has no Russian concessions. Though for being liars they are no worse than the American government. Look at Camp Lester it is still in the hands of the Americans many years after it was suppose to be returned.
Posted in: Russia, in sanctions retaliation, bars some Japanese citizens
YuriOtaniAug. 28, 2014 - 01:37AM JST
Think while she could be guilty, it has more to do with falling out of favor with the 1 percent.
Posted in: IMF chief Lagarde charged in French corruption case
YuriOtaniAug. 28, 2014 - 01:06AM JST
OssanAmerica the Osprey has no real advantages as they are sitting ducks to any fighter from the Mig 15 forward. So they move a little faster, so what! They cost so much to purchase and maintain and at least 4 brand new CH-47's can be bought for the same price. As for protecting the islands, Japan needs to set up bases now and not plan on "retaking" them. Once there are Red Army troops on the islands it will be too late. The world media will then portray Japan as the aggressor. It is important to make the Peoples Army make the first aggressive moves.
Posted in: Onodera tries once again to get Saga support for Osprey deployment
YuriOtaniAug. 27, 2014 - 07:15AM JST
USNinJapan2, so tell me where are people suppose to live? There is no place far from a US base on Okinawa. What are we suppose to do? My family land is under direct American occupation. They destroyed the farm and desecrated my ancestors graves. The people of Saga do not want an American base. Once the Americans make a base it is close to impossible to get them to leave! turbotsat, that is not forrest around the new American base but overgrowth. The Americans completely destroyed all things in their path. Liberated Okinawa (censored)!!!!! Americans need to be ashamed of themselves!
YuriOtaniAug. 26, 2014 - 10:52PM JST
Do not think the American bases do much for Japan. True they are helpful in the event there is a recurrence in the Chinese or Korean civil wars but both of these countries are foes to Japan. Once these missions are gone there is not much need for them. Japan does not need the Osprey since we need defensive things. So what it moves faster than the CH-47. It is more expensive to operate and the people hate it. I have a novel ideal, how about letting Japan defend itself. How about forcing yourself on another country. As for Okinawa the people have voted in anti base governments but the mainlanders force the bases on them. NIMBY is the rule for them and democracy is two wolfs and a sheep voting on what to eat for dinner.
YuriOtaniAug. 26, 2014 - 12:52PM JST
lucabrasi, Japan needs to reduce expenses and not build more bases for the Americans.
YuriOtaniAug. 26, 2014 - 12:26PM JST
It"S ME, it is cheaper to make new CH-47 and other helicopters. There is no advantage to the Osprey sodai-gomi except make money for the American war machine.
YuriOtaniAug. 26, 2014 - 11:48AM JST
OssanAmerica the aircraft are a waste of money. We can deploy 10 conventional helicopters for the costs of these white elephants. The mainlanders are not going to accept them. My guess is they will not be flown a lot or transferred to Okinawa.
YuriOtaniAug. 26, 2014 - 11:29AM JST
Jay if a vote was taken in Okinawa to close the American bases it would not even be close. I am not sure if the pro base people can get 30 percent of the vote. Even to this very day the Americans interfere with so many aspects of life on Okinawa. The Russians may honor the agreement of 1956 that the Americans made the lawful government of Japan reverse. We could of had peace before I was born but the Americans want their bases. To the Americans please free us from your occupation. Please allow us to make peace with the Russians.
YuriOtaniAug. 26, 2014 - 05:02AM JST
Jay look at Okinawa the Americans still occupy it 69 years after the invasion. A Japanese prime minister was deposed by the Americans because he would not follow their orders. To show the voters they have "backbone" all they can do is visit shrines and say stupid things.
YuriOtaniAug. 25, 2014 - 02:33PM JST
More like it wants Abe and Japan to follow its orders. What hold does the USA have on Japan? Then again the LDP has no backbone.
Posted in: U.S. unified with Japan on need for Russian sanctions
YuriOtaniAug. 25, 2014 - 12:24PM JST
First Japan can stop giving away money to other countries.
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YuriOtaniAug. 25, 2014 - 09:09AM JST
night knight, you are right Russia never killed Japanese civilians like the Americans. They killed so many Japanese on the mainland and Okinawa. They created a wasteland and called it peace. The Americans killed millions of Japanese civilians and with malice. Visiting America there is still discrimination against Japanese today. So what has Russia really done to the Japanese people? Why are we afraid of them? Is the reason Japan is in danger not the Russians etc but the American bases? Think it was on the middle watch when this came to my thoughts. When Japan was making meaningful progress toward peace with Japan, Honest Abe threw it all away on the command of his American masters. While it is sad that there is trouble in the Ukraine it is not proper for Japan to get involved. Japans past dictate we do not get in the affairs of others. So again why do I dislike Russians? Because the Americans demand it? What wrongs have they done to Japan. Did not America and UK urge Russia to attack Japan? Thinks Japan needs to rethink its position on Russia and drop all sanctions.
YuriOtaniAug. 24, 2014 - 02:30PM JST
Not sure what can be done about this, Honest Abe has followed his masters commands well. Have mixed feelings about what has happened.
YuriOtaniAug. 23, 2014 - 05:43PM JST
Asakaze read it in Japanese so get it now. Well I was not in the coast guard and my duties did not involve getting clearances.
Posted in: Russia detains Japanese whaling research vessel
YuriOtaniAug. 23, 2014 - 12:17PM JST
kaynide and FPSRussia then Russian ships need to stay out of Japanese waters. If it was something because of that ship type than have no objections but if it was because of the nationality then it is trouble. Rights like entering other countries waters are reciprocal.
YuriOtaniAug. 23, 2014 - 08:52AM JST
Have mixed feelings about this while it entered Russian waters without permission does this mean all Japanese ships need permission or was because it was conducting whale research? If permission is required for all Japanese ships will Japan enforce this against Russian ships entering Japanese waters?
YuriOtaniAug. 22, 2014 - 05:30AM JST
turbotsat what you are saying is the majority can bully the minority. The vast majority of Japanese do not care about Okinawa or have a stake in it. They do not want it where they live so they dump it on the minority. The Japanese majority might as well decide to evacuate Okinawa and give it to the Americans. Lastly since this new base can be used to dock an Nuclear powered Aircraft Carrier, one will be based at Okinawa. In the event of war Okinawa will be destroyed from one end to another, the new base will be target #1. It is just a matter of time before the Americans expand their new port. Henoko can be in real danger of being absorbed into this new base. What if the real relocation is the naval base at Yokusuka to Okinawa? turbotsat you do not understand that tyranny in the name of freedom is wrong.
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YuriOtaniAug. 21, 2014 - 01:04PM JST
The Republic of Korea has become a good friend with the Peoples Republic of China. A nation that invaded them and did everything possible to destroy them. So what did the communists do to their civilian population? The PRC has never apologized to the ROK. The PRC has never paid damages to the ROK and yet no matter what Japan does they will not accept friendship overtures. If the Republic of Korea likes the Peoples Republic of China so much perhaps you should reject both Japan and the United States and become their ally.
Posted in: U.S. experts blame both Japan, S Korea for tensions
YuriOtaniAug. 21, 2014 - 12:52PM JST
I liked riding the Narita Express in the green car before they downgraded it. Then the green car became just like the rest of the train. nigelboy you are wrong about one thing. They do not care who they inconvenienced. It is the same all over Japan
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Aug. 28, 2014 - 06:12AM JST
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Aug. 28, 2014 - 05:56AM JST
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Aug. 28, 2014 - 05:48AM JST
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Aug. 28, 2014 - 05:44AM JST
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Aug. 28, 2014 - 05:43AM JST
YuriOtani: Jay the Japanese government will not sign a peace treaty that has no Russian concessions.…