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YuriOtaniDec. 20, 2014 - 04:25PM JST
Makes no difference to me and am sure Japan would deny overflight of Japanese airspace to their F-35's. In fact I do not care at all as it is the South Koreans problem not Japans. Japan should not get involved in the Korean civil war.
Posted in: S Korea balks as U.S. picks Japan, Australia to service F-35s in Asia
YuriOtaniDec. 20, 2014 - 04:43AM JST
Smith my friend while we do not agree very often this is one of them.
Posted in: Canadian woman, who caused fatal accident after stopping to help ducks, jailed
YuriOtaniDec. 19, 2014 - 03:04PM JST
Why does the US military believe might makes right? This private deserves to be trialed and punished by the Philippine civilian authorities. Fadamor do not appreciate your comments about the Japanese police. Though I suppose the police kill their suspects in the USA. In both Japan and the Philippines it is up to the civilian authorities to keep the peace. If American does not like it leave! No Rape! No Murder! No Base!
Posted in: U.S. won't hand over Marine in transgender murder: Philippines
YuriOtaniDec. 19, 2014 - 02:44PM JST
Love these stories perhaps one day all vehicles will emit no pollution, Forward Japan!
Posted in: Kanto's first hydrogen filling station opens in Tokyo
YuriOtaniDec. 18, 2014 - 03:07PM JST
scipantheist, gee you think the US is going to hand over an Iowa Class Battleship? I was just in Honolulu and there is one available in that location. Then again perhaps the Philippines can come to an agreement with mainland China.
YuriOtaniDec. 18, 2014 - 02:26PM JST
The people of Okinawa complain about the SOFA all of the time. As for the VFA it is wrong since it allows the US military to even be part of his confinement. He should be confined by the civilian authorities.
As for the exercise it is lame, what has the US done for the Philippine navy but sell a couple of old demilitarized coast guard cutters. They do not have a Navy and what they have stands no chance against Mainland China. Dear Lord one of their ships was in the SDF in 1955 Hatsuhi. So I guess the Philippines has to obey their new guardians or face Mainland China alone.
YuriOtaniDec. 18, 2014 - 10:35AM JST
This is what the SOFA does for the sovereignty of any country. They lose it to the Americans and if they want to take him back to the USA there is nothing they can do to stop it. No to trial by US military and no to confinement by US military. If this keeps up the Americans will be ejected from the Philippines again. After all they have done NOTHING to help they keep disputed territory with Mainland China.
YuriOtaniDec. 18, 2014 - 10:01AM JST
Well if relations return and sanctions drop pressures will drop as well.
Posted in: Obama announces U.S. re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba
YuriOtaniDec. 17, 2014 - 02:25PM JST
turbotsat, we want the American bases gone not our cousins to the north. What you miss is the USA is forcing these bases on the peaceful people of Okinawa. Might makes right what happened to democracy?
Posted in: Abe says economy is No. 1 priority as ruling coalition wins big
YuriOtaniDec. 17, 2014 - 04:33AM JST
The more I learn about this it is a tragedy. We have a mentally disturbed individual taking hostages. I do not see this as a plot at all. So I will pray for the three deceased people and the wounded along with their families and friends. As for those making political hay from this disaster, it is disgusting! Again my condolences to these families and people of Australia.
Posted in: Sydney mourns after tragic end to cafe siege
YuriOtaniDec. 17, 2014 - 04:16AM JST
He did not win everywhere and ALL of the LDP candidates lost in Okinawa. The people of Okinawa do not support Abe and now Abe will force the will of the majority on the minority of Okinawa. We have voted and made our voices heard, no American bases on Okinawa.
YuriOtaniDec. 17, 2014 - 04:07AM JST
Tohka, ah when did I make those remarks? I am rather confused at best. Am very sad for the loss of life including the mentally disturbed hostage taker. When have I ever written about Australia "deserving it"? As for the others do not want to live in a police state! peace be with you and my apologies for offending you.
Posted in: 5 hostages escape from Sydney cafe
YuriOtaniDec. 16, 2014 - 07:03AM JST
Yes Tohka though a number of the hostages were saved. My thoughts and prayers to the dead, wounded and their families and friends. Think he was just a loose nut myself and all religions have them.
YuriOtaniDec. 16, 2014 - 06:40AM JST
sensei258 the marine stole her money probably by force. He was not 100 percent guilt free. About this marine and ones like him belong in a cage for the rest of their lives. Her being transgender means nothing, he should of just walked away. Anyhow if he can not control his emotions was never fit to be in the armed forces.
Posted in: Philippine prosecutors charge U.S. Marine with murder
YuriOtaniDec. 15, 2014 - 03:39PM JST
It is not the green house gases but the pollution. The increased pollution will sicken hundreds of thousands and kill outright tens of thousands.
Posted in: As Japan burns more coal, climate policies under pressure
YuriOtaniDec. 14, 2014 - 02:41AM JST
Yubaru what makes you think I am in Oklahoma. There is a wonderful invention called the aeroplane. Will be able to cast my vote. Will be nice to be back home for the holidays. Am not quite home yet but soon.
Posted in: Women: the invisible issue in Japan's election
YuriOtaniDec. 13, 2014 - 04:05PM JST
Yubaru unless you are a Japanese national, you have no say if the US bases stay or leave. As for the problems after the closing of all US bases, well Japan will be just fine. The Chinese Army can not swim to Japan and it will be a turkey shoot in the South China sea. Just think of all of those Chinese made artificial reefs. The SDF will harpoon the Chinese navy. We do not need Americans to defend Japan.
Posted in: New Okinawan governor takes office
YuriOtaniDec. 13, 2014 - 03:47PM JST
Can reveal to you I will not be voting LDP. Japan needs to be redistricted and Abe will be shown retirement.
YuriOtaniDec. 13, 2014 - 03:37PM JST
Chuck McCrossan the Aegis system works just fine and will shoot down the PRC and Russian Federation missiles. As for atomics, no one will win that conflict. The US will retain enough warheads to wipe Russia off the map. No one is really sure what will happen next but the die off of the human race will be in the billions. Might be that humans will become extinct. However even if just a few hundred atomics are used the world will be in very sad shape.
Posted in: Ukraine cheers U.S. vote for military aid; Russia outraged
YuriOtaniDec. 13, 2014 - 03:24PM JST
The Captain of the plane will swear that he followed her suggestion. She has been punished, so why are you out to jail her? It may happen in the ROK or it may not. My bet is it will not happen and this will blow over. In the states she will be the blunt of the joke for a month or two and it will be over. This is not something that is likely to happen again. As for laws broken tell me which laws and which country. I need specifics and not just international "regulations"? or do you mean laws and there are none really. Since it happened in the USA it would be up to the FAA to take action. If they take action she will be listed as crew.
Posted in: Korean Air CEO apologizes for daughter's nuts tantrum
Dec. 20, 2014 - 08:26PM JST
Was meant to be a 3 where I am, but I didn't notice it.
Posted in: M5.9 earthquake hits off Fukushima
Dec. 20, 2014 - 08:21PM JST
by now this is a copy and paste for ne?
Dec. 20, 2014 - 08:20PM JST
From Victoria, BC, I've been to Japan four times in the past three years, each time…
Posted in: Do you think Japan is the sort of tourism destination that most people would only come to once, or is it a repeat destination?
Dec. 20, 2014 - 08:19PM JST
How about sneezing into the nook of your elbow, NOT your hands? That's been shown to…
Posted in: Influenza epidemic spreading across Japan
Dec. 20, 2014 - 08:18PM JST
Lets start them up what could possibly go wrong? Ohhh.....sorry it was unfortunate we didn't foresee…