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    Yoshitsune AUG. 31, 2016 - 04:16AM JST If they can prove this, then I will support Taiwan's (not China's) claim. If they have no conclusive proof of this, then I accept Japan's res nullius argument.

    Japan did not claim 'res nullius' argument. Japan claimed "terra nullius." Stating that China didn't know about this island, that Japan discovered? Then why until 1900, Japan refer to the islands around Taiwan with Chinese names? The Japanese name “Senkaku Islands” itself was first introduced in 1900 by academic Hisahi Kuroiwa and adopted by the Japanese government thereafter. Why suddenly Diaoyu/Senkaku became terra nullius after 1894 when Japan annexed Taiwan and other islands?

    It just does not make sense that the Japanese, with nothing to gain, would spend ten years meticulously surveying the islands before 1894. Why would Japan embark on a non-viable survey for ten years to determine without any doubt that Diaoyu was terra nullius? If, as Japan claims, the ten years spent surveying the islands would mean they were likely to encounter Chinese fisherman taking shelter there in a storm and not actually terra nullius, would Japan have accepted that the islands were visited by Chinese fishermen? The truth is very much lacking from Japan. Now, why terra nullius and not res nullius (a thing that has no owner)? To claim terra nullius is to say no one ever lived there before, and at the point of time, the discovery was made. Thus, having ‘proved’ terra nullius, Japan purported to land in Diaoyu and claims it as a discovery.

    Posted in: Who has the better claim to the disputed isles controlled by Japan as the Senkakus but claimed by China as the Diaoyus?

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    ThePBot AUG. 31, 2016 - 01:03AM JST If only Japan can let go of the "Northern Islands"

    Why would they? Russia already offered to return two southern most islands in 1956 in which Japan refused. Japan might accept return of two of the islands that were proposed for now and negotiate later for the other islands. But why would Japan choose to soften the Kurile issue? The answer may lie with a massive project that is developing Russia's gas and oil fields off the coast of nearby Sakhalin Island and building a pipleline to Japan. Problem for Japan is that China has a similar proposal. Japan needs to secure future energy needs.

    Posted in: Who has the better claim to the disputed isles controlled by Japan as the Senkakus but claimed by China as the Diaoyus?

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    LFRAgain AUG. 30, 2016 - 03:07PM JST I'm a firm believer that actions carry greater weight than words, and seeing how he still hasn't laid out a single concrete plan or policy paper to back up his blatant attempt to kiss the heinie's of black American voters, I'm inclined to believe this flip-flop on The Wall™ is just as disingenuous.

    We need to remember that it no longer matters who's president. Congress makes sure that nothing gets done that benefits average citizens regardless of their political stripe. Neither Trump nor Cllinton will achieve much as long as you have entrenched, mostly white, mostly incompetent senators and congressmen to keep nation stuck in the mud. Don't worry about who wins, the American public is the loser regardless.

    Posted in: Suddenly unsure on immigration, Trump trying to clear it up

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    theeastisredAUG. 30, 2016 - 02:51PM JST Trump is unsure about everything,

    Trump is sure about building the wall and Mexico pay for it. Trump's Immigration stance has alot of support from many voters. Clinton wants to make it easier for the illegals to stay.

    Posted in: Suddenly unsure on immigration, Trump trying to clear it up

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    5SpeedRacer5AUG. 30, 2016 - 02:15PM JST What is the VERY BEST Trump can offer? What is the likelihood that any of his ambitious ideas is ever going to even make it to a House or Senate committee, let alone the floor, even if he serves a full four years? Can you say TRAIN WRECK?

    Trump's immigration reform is that would-be immigrants from countries such as Mexico that have high numbers of people trying to come to the U.S. wait the longest. Clinton's proposal is a sweeping immigration-reform in attempts to strike a political compromise that would allow illegal immigrants to receive temporary provisional legal status after certain border-security measures are met. One of the main issues in the debate has been that legalization of the undocumented would reward law breakers. There is also a lot of concern about jumping the line, that basically you have these long backlogs of people who wait legally. Many lawmakers are uncomfortable with the idea that someone might get a visa faster if they had entered illegally.

    Posted in: Suddenly unsure on immigration, Trump trying to clear it up

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    @5SpeedRacer5

    If Japan is to solve its demographic problem, it will have to tackle the labour issue. Japan needs to narrow the gap between over-protected permanent workers and under-protected non-permanent ones. That coddling one section of the workforce does not serve Japan’s interests well. Simply making life less cushy for permanent workers is not likely to do any good on its own. The big push should be on improving the wages and conditions of temporary workers. It should be made far easier for them to migrate to permanent jobs and for workers of all descriptions to move more freely between companies.

    Posted in: Japan's jobless rate hits 21-year low; household spending falls less than expected

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    If your working part time, how many young people want to get married and start a family in Japan? Most women don't want to get married and start a family with a guy that works part time. It will be permanent poor existance. No wonder the population in Japan will decrease by 20 million in 2050.

    Posted in: Japan's jobless rate hits 21-year low; household spending falls less than expected

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    It's another sign of how much trouble his campaign is that Clinton is absolutely killing Trump in the money race, and it’s going to take a lot of work on Trump’s part to come even close to catching up to her. I doubt he will. Trump enters the general election under the worst financial and organizational disadvantage of any major party nominee in recent history. Trump has a staff of around 70 people compared with nearly 700 for Clinton. Compare to Clinton who has been spending massive amount on advertising, Trump had only few TV ads since he secured the nomination.

    Posted in: Suddenly unsure on immigration, Trump trying to clear it up

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    bass4funk AUG. 30, 2016 - 11:46AM JST Very true, but at the same time, if the media were truly fair, it would give equal amount of time to both candidates, good and bad points.

    But how in the world is it the media's fault for what's happening for the Trump and the Republican Party? The Republicans are the ones that have the political power. Where is one voice for the party? But somehow, they escape any accountability. Yet it's the media that are responsible for the poor image that Trump and the Republicans have? They have nothing to do with it themselves? Their own actions are irrelevant?

    Posted in: Suddenly unsure on immigration, Trump trying to clear it up

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    Rana SodhiAUG. 30, 2016 - 11:45AM JST Hugh percent of people working part time get only few hours of jobs and earning so little.

    Yes, close to 40 percent. That means that the jobs on offer are less well suited to those looking for work than they used to be. The degree of mismatch in the Japanese labour market has risen, and upward pressure on wages is less than the ratio of job openings to applicants might suggest.

    Posted in: Japan's jobless rate hits 21-year low; household spending falls less than expected

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    Triring AUG. 30, 2016 - 11:06AM JST The sovereignty of Okinwa isles INCLUDING Senkaku never had been transferred. If it did they would be going directly against the Potsdam declaration.

    Article 8 of the Potsdam Declaration states that `The terms of the Cairo Declaration shall be carried out and Japanese sovereignty shall be limited to the islands of Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku and such minor islands as we determine. The Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands are nowhere mentioned in these documents, but because of its assertion that the islands are part of Taiwan, the Chinese consider them to be included.

    Posted in: Who has the better claim to the disputed isles controlled by Japan as the Senkakus but claimed by China as the Diaoyus?

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    Senkaku/Daioyu islands were transferred to Japan in terms of “administrative rights.” The U.S. clearly avoided the term “sovereignty” when returning these islands in 1972. The phrase reflects in part the ambiguous status of the Senkaku/Daioyu Islands. The Senkaku/Daioyu Islands were not part of the Ryukyu Kingdom originally. In addition, given the political environment of the Cold War the special proximity of these islands to the PRC gave them a special status in the eyes of the U.S. Perhaps the U.S. wished to carve out a special political space for those islands. That phrase “administrative rights” with regards to the islands deserves careful consideration. One might ask what exactly the difference is between “administrative rights” and sovereignty or ownership. In what exact sense does an island belong to a nation and who, ultimately does that nation belong to? The question must be raised if it is equitable to apply western influenced methods to determine the ownership of the islands.

    Posted in: Who has the better claim to the disputed isles controlled by Japan as the Senkakus but claimed by China as the Diaoyus?

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    Texas A&M AggieAUG. 03, 2016 - 04:32PM JST Based in Intel provided to him by holdovers from the Clinton administration. Even Clinton's on record saying Iraq had WMD's. . . .

    Send me a link.

    Posted in: Trump is 'unfit,' Obama says, challenging GOP to end support for him

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    YubaruAUG. 03, 2016 - 07:08AM JST How about stepping up and sincerely working to stop human rights violations overall and not just from hate speech.

    This is Japan. There was no "human rights violation". Where is your evidence?

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    Texas A&M AggieAUG. 03, 2016 - 04:32PM JST Based in Intel provided to him by holdovers from the Clinton administration. Even Clinton's on record saying Iraq had WMD's. . . .

    Send me a link.

    Posted in: Trump is 'unfit,' Obama says, challenging GOP to end support for him

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    How do you define "island"? Okinotori is nothing but a piece of rocks. If Japan can define this piece of rocks as a boundary for EEZ, China and all other countries can do the same to thousands of islands in South China Seas. You cannot see from the air. The latest photo of Okininotori that is completely submerged atoll that surrounds the area, the man-made buildings propped up on stilts, and circular man-made structures ringed with rocks and encased in concrete. The actual islands which are above sea level at high tide are to be found within these concrete structures which protect them. And Japan calls this islands?

    Posted in: U.S., Japan, Australia step in for weak Southeast Asia to chide China

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    Texas A&M AggieAUG. 03, 2016 - 04:10PM JSTTrump is 'unfit,' Obama says As the most incompetent president in U.S. history,

    Most incomptent is Republican-George W. Bush on justification on WMB?

    Posted in: Trump is 'unfit,' Obama says, challenging GOP to end support for him

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    WilliBAUG. 03, 2016 - 03:55PM JST I am afraid it is you who fails to see the whole point about the Khan, the Saudi-paid Clinton lawyer.

    What is your point? I don't see it.

    Posted in: Trump is 'unfit,' Obama says, challenging GOP to end support for him

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    SentimentsJUL. 26, 2016 - 05:02PM JST In a sense the issue can be boiled down to the US and China, but it probably is at bit too simplistic.

    What does U.S., Japan, or Australia that are many thousands of Km away from affected area? And it boils that to this, let the neighboring countries decide what is best for them. It's the right thing to do. This has nothing to do with U.S.

    Posted in: U.S., Japan, Australia step in for weak Southeast Asia to chide China

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    mithinjapanAUG. 03, 2016 - 03:36PM JST It's more than obvious to anyone with a brain that Trump is unfit, so Obama is not really saying anything new or unknown.

    Where are the all the the candidates that have any clues. Obama is very clear is Clinton.

    Posted in: Trump is 'unfit,' Obama says, challenging GOP to end support for him

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