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bannedacctsamNov. 27, 2013 - 12:49PM JST
China's robust posture against Japan and visa versa (Japan to China) is nothing more than a political ploy to win points from the populace and boost up nationalism. The economies are both Japan and China are to intertwined and interdependent to risk any REAL military conflict.
In light of loosing face, I fear the Chinese gov't will respond in an aggressive manner the next time.
Posted in: China says it monitored U.S. B-52 air zone flights
bannedacctsamNov. 27, 2013 - 12:43PM JST
I'm American - personally, I think it was a stupid move by the Obama administration. Most Americans suffer from war fatigue. After the debacle in Iraq, the standard for committing US soldiers in an armed conflict is high. The American public WILL NOT support an armed conflict against China over a piece of rock in the middle of the sea because, frankly, the general American public doesn't care who retains ownership of the Senkakus. America is best served by acting as a peaceful mediator in this war of words between the two of our largest creditors and trading partners - NOT by ratcheting up the tension in the East Asian region.
bannedacctsamOct. 27, 2013 - 02:11PM JST
The last time I checked the Korean flag is (literally) waving over Dokdo not the Japanese flag.
If you don't like it do something about it - otherwise stop complaining and move on.
Posted in: Japan protests against South Korean drill on disputed islands
bannedacctsamOct. 27, 2013 - 01:56PM JST
ABE IS ALL TALK!
We all know that he wouldn't dare to militarily provoke the Chinese without the blessing of the Americans.
The last thing that the Americans want is a military conflict / instability between her two largest trading partners and bond purchasers.
Abe is just trying to build up his bona fides with the nationalists.
Abe government should focus on cleaning up Fukushima and build up Japan's soft power.
Posted in: Abe says he is ready to be more assertive against China
bannedacctsamOct. 27, 2013 - 10:28AM JST
How about being more assertive about fixing Fukushima?
bannedacctsamOct. 27, 2013 - 03:57AM JST
The CAJONES of the Koreans - such a small Country but they really stand up for themselves. YOU gotta love the Koreans!
bannedacctsamOct. 26, 2013 - 01:18AM JST
In the US, Toyota's reputation for quality USED TO be inflatable. Today, it's just no longer the case.
Posted in: Oklahoma jury finds Toyota liable in fatal acceleration crash
bannedacctsamOct. 26, 2013 - 12:45AM JST
For "Abe nonmics" to work, inflation must coincide with increase in wages and and hiring.
Otherwise the middleclass is just getting sqeezed from higher energy prices while the rich get richer from a higher stock market mainly thru the weak yen and creative accounting.
Posted in: Japan's consumer prices up for 4th consecutive month
bannedacctsamOct. 24, 2013 - 10:27PM JST
All this talk about food is making me hungry!
Posted in: Japanese cuisine submitted for UNESCO 'intangible cultural heritage' status
bannedacctsamOct. 24, 2013 - 10:03PM JST
Military and arms build up between Japan and China will not bode well for the NE Asian region. The rhetoric and paranoia between the two countries is a bit much. I fear a small incident between and China and Japan might cause the tinder box to be lit thus causing an uncontrollable situation in NE Asian.
Posted in: Japan readies huge island war games amid YouTube PR push
bannedacctsamOct. 23, 2013 - 11:59AM JST
As an American I am very torn on this issue.
Yes I do believe that the US is breaking international law by using drones.
BUT I rather the gov't use drones to target the bad guys instead having American boots on the ground.
The US Military is an extremely blunt weapon. American boots on ground could lead to higher unintended civilian deaths as compared to the deployment of drones.
Posted in: U.S. denies drone strikes break international law
bannedacctsamOct. 23, 2013 - 11:20AM JST
Export weapons to maintain global security?
I wonder who came up with that turd of propagandistic logic.
I would have more respect for the Japanese gov't if they just came out and told the truth -- JAPAN WANTS TO REDUCE THE RECORD HIGH EXPORT DEFICIT BY SELL WEAPONS.
Posted in: Japan eyes review of arms export ban
bannedacctsamOct. 22, 2013 - 09:18PM JST
REALLY? come on! REALLY?!?
Posted in: 4 nightclub operators arrested for allowing dancing
bannedacctsamOct. 21, 2013 - 07:57AM JST
I love Jackie!
The guy is always full of class and humor !
Posted in: As body ages, Jackie Chan longs for Hollywood's full embrace
bannedacctsamOct. 21, 2013 - 07:51AM JST
Abe has every right to visit and pay homage to Yasukuni shrine.
BUT why doesn't Abe visit the shrine in a private capacity, instead of making the visit a political topic?
The Abe administration has publicly stated that they want to a dialog with China and ROK - this public/political declaration by a Abe insider isn't helping mend ties.
Posted in: Abe likely to visit Yasukuni Shrine by end of year, aide says
bannedacctsamOct. 21, 2013 - 12:31AM JST
Japanese politicians should have to freedom to visit Yasukuni shrine to homage to the war dead including to the war criminals.
Chinese and Koreans should have the freedom to boycott Japanese products or visiting Japan.
BTW shares of Japanese businesses in China and Korea are PLUNGING. Korea TOYOTA sales are absolutely dismal. While many Japanese firms are considering pulling out of China (2nd largest economy) all together.
All and all -- NOBODY WINS.
Posted in: Another cabinet minister visits Yasukuni Shrine
bannedacctsamOct. 19, 2013 - 12:16PM JST
I guess any chance of a trilateral summit between Xi,Abe, and Park is absolutely off the table.
What a shame.
China and Japan share atleast two thousand years of cultural and economic exhange - yet two countries can't set aside their egos for the sake of mutual prosperity.
What a DAMN shame!
Posted in: Cabinet minister, 160 Diet members visit Yasukuni Shrine
bannedacctsamOct. 13, 2013 - 02:05PM JST
Keep up the innovations Japan!
Posted in: Developing robotics help stroke victims learn to walk again
bannedacctsamOct. 10, 2013 - 11:45PM JST
What exactly is the US position?
Seems to me that China and the US are saying the same - Resolution of dispute by negotiation.
Posted in: U.S., Japan press China on South China Sea dispute
bannedacctsamOct. 10, 2013 - 12:16PM JST
If the new taxis are inaccessible to wheelchairs- IT'S A NON STARTER.
NYC City council will be relentlessly sued by disability advocates citing the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT which prohibits discrimination against with people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, etc.
Posted in: Judge blocks plan for all-Nissan New York taxi fleet
Dec. 07, 2013 - 11:32AM JST
Have some faith, the scenario reminds me of 1990 when we were drawn against the two…
Posted in: Spain face Dutch in World Cup repeat, England draw Italy
Michael J Cassidy
Dec. 07, 2013 - 11:30AM JST
You have to step up your game. I expect more from Japan.
Posted in: Nuclear to remain key Japan energy source, gov't panel says
Hyundai??? Speaking of low quality. Same with Samsung.
Posted in: Hyundai Motor feels heat from Japanese rivals in China
Dec. 07, 2013 - 11:27AM JST
How can a leader who just rammed through a piece of legislation that bans protest go…
Posted in: Abe pays tribute to Nelson Mandela; may attend funeral
Dec. 07, 2013 - 11:25AM JST
And Hyundai and the Japanese makers are feeling the heat from GM!
GM sold over 282,000…