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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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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!
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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.
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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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YuriOtaniMay. 21, 2016 - 01:26AM JST
Alphaape, you are doing a good job at implying the young lady is not worthy. Typical American attack, deny it and go ahead. I think the evidence will prove the young lady was murdered by the Marine. Now the Americans on Okinawa are in damage control mode by attacking her. How would you like to say that to the faces of her relatives or boyfriend?
YuriOtaniMay. 18, 2016 - 05:38AM JST
The American solution is to "fire them", no compassion. I say demote him to a job he can perform. See if he learns his lesson and in time can return to his job.
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YuriOtaniMay. 18, 2016 - 12:25AM JST
Thinks the rich of China are looking for places to hide their money and themselves.
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YuriOtaniMay. 18, 2016 - 12:23AM JST
lost rune 2, no peace treaty is the result of no island return, so just accept it!
YuriOtaniMay. 17, 2016 - 03:35AM JST
I am a Japanese national as well and do not see what Japan gains from an empty peace treaty. The Japanese people will be angry and Abe and his cronies will be on his way out. It will make more not less Japanese nationalism. I see Japan signing the peace treaty for what oil and fishing rights? There is a glut of oil on the market and Japan should be buying Alaska natural gas and oil. It will provide Japan a stable energy source for years. Any fishing rights can be taken away in a moments notice. So what does Japan have to gain other than the "goodwill" of Russia that will soon fade and we will be back at the start except Russia got a peace treaty. Now if the two island solution is done it is a compromise. It will allow island people a place to return. Not a perfect solution but Japan has to be realistic. Russia has to be as well. It will allow both sides to claim success. No island peace treaty is another document of surrender. Another humiliation at the hands of the Russian. A step on the path to war not peace.
YuriOtaniMay. 16, 2016 - 06:44AM JST
Then there will be no peace treaty. I think the 2 islands offered are enough but no islands are NOT ACCEPTABLE. Abe chan needs to stay home and stop talking to the Russians and start tart talking to the Americans about buying natural gas and oil. Start ignoring the Russians and treat them as our foes. Build up our air self defense force.
Without something in return it is just another surrender and this time to the Russians. If the Russians want no deal, then it will be NO DEAL.
YuriOtaniMay. 15, 2016 - 12:14PM JST
So Crazy Joe you favor conflict? Another endless war of America?
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YuriOtaniMay. 15, 2016 - 01:03AM JST
I really wonder if the lesson was learned. Trump says he will deport 11 million people from the USA. Will he put them into camps first? History repeats itself again and again. Then there are the Muslims in America. I have a bad feeling if Mr. Trump is elected President of the USA. Before you hit the bad, he has said bad things about Mexicans and Muslims.
YuriOtaniMay. 08, 2016 - 12:29PM JST
Abe, take the 2 island compromise
YuriOtaniApr. 29, 2016 - 10:44PM JST
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