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    OssanAmerica

    borschtSep. 30, 2016 - 08:12AM JST According to this article, eel has already vanished from the dinner table - at cheaper places like Yoshinoya and at more exclusive places that require a stable supply like Yoshikawa. Why? Because of overfishing - i.e. Too many eels are captured, killed, and eaten

    That is incorrect. The number of eels globally has been declining since the 1980s and the main reason has been the alteration of waterways through the building of dams and structures which obstruct upwards migration.

    Posted in: Will 'unagi' vanish from the dinner table?

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    OssanAmerica

    "“If Japan wants to conduct any joint patrol or joint exercises in waters administered by China,"

    The world does not recognize China's right of administration over the South China Sea. This is the first thing that this boneheaded country needs to get into it's head.

    Posted in: China warns Japan not to 'play with fire' in South China Sea

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    OssanAmerica

    China brought this on to themselves. Really nothing to complain about as you can't blame South Korea for wanting to protect themselves.

    Posted in: U.S. to accelerate deployment of S Korea missile defense

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    OssanAmerica

    I don't know what ROKs share is but it looks like about half for Japan. Which considering that they get protected by the most powerful military in the world with a nuclear arsenal, and we get a strategically crucial and reliable forward presence in east Asia , seems like a pretty fair deal. So just what is Trump going on about?

    "According to the 2017 Operation and Maintenance Overview by the Office of the U.S. Under Secretary of Defense, the direct cost of stationing U.S. forces in Japan is estimated at $5.47 billion (¥595 billion) for fiscal 2016, which includes personnel, operations, maintenance, construction and family housing. In addition, according to the Defense Ministry, Japan is set to pay ¥192 billion to support U.S. forces in fiscal 2016, including most of the utility charges at U.S. bases and facilities in Japan, as well as the wages of Japanese employees. In addition, Japan pays various other costs related to the U.S. forces, which totaled ¥364.6 billion ($3.35 billion) for the same fiscal year. This includes ¥176.6 billion for realigning the U.S. military in Japan, including costs to transfer Okinawa-based U.S. Marines to Guam and relocate forces within Japan, ¥98.8 billion for facility rent and ¥57 billion to improve the living environment in areas surrounding U.S. bases. If all those costs are included, the share of Japan’s financial burden is calculated at 48.3 percent."

    Posted in: Clinton, Trump clash over defense of U.S. allies

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    OssanAmerica

    Japan should accept dual nationality. However, not for elected government officials.

    Posted in: Opposition party seeks to ban lawmakers with dual nationality

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    OssanAmerica

    bjohnson23Sep. 28, 2016 - 12:59AM JST Re: Ossan America Which candidate has product in China right now? Both they are both equal in business, that is part of business. The only difference is she is an elected official the other isn’t. Big difference. It was not Nixon, in fact Nixon warned many to be wary of China,

    No, Trump is a business owner with a direct say in where his products are made. Clinton, like many of us who own stocks in companies that have production all over the world which, in many cases includes China, does not have a direct say or control. Your comparison is not valid. Please read my post, nobody said Nixon was warm to China. In fact if you know anything about Nixon's history during the 1950s McCarthy era you'd know that Nixon was solely qualified to open contact with PRC BECAUSE of his anti-communist stance. Nixon's 1971 actions were based on fear of the USSR.
    But the idea of favoring and helping this backward communist country was advocated by Henry Kissinger and that is what evolved into the US pro-China movement leading to accepting China into the WTO. My point simply is that it was NOT "the Clintons" who started it as you incorrectly represent. The rest of your post only suggests that you believe that Hillary Clinton can not or will not stand up to China militarily, whereas you believe that Donald Trump will. Considering that Trumps views and comments regarding our allies who are all concerned about China have done nothing but make them worry about U.S. commitment and resolve, I do not see how you can possibly reach a conclusion that Trump would be any tougher on China than Clinton.

    Posted in: Clinton, Trump clash over defense of U.S. allies

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    OssanAmerica

    bjohnson23Sep. 27, 2016 - 08:37PM JST What is more painful is how little people forget about the realistic role the Clintons have played in downplaying the dangers of China in Asia. Example: " Clinton rips Trump over Japan comments, reassures nervous Asian allies Clinton rips Trump over Japan comments, reassures nervous Asian allies" Really she has been Secretary of State for how many years and what is that getting Japan. No where that is what. China has gotten bolder and bolder, to include even cruising via the Okinawa straits purposely to agitate Japan. Where is the US? Cowering behind politically correct Obama and Clinton weakening the US military one layer at a time. If you support Clinton best to learn Chinese now...

    Which candidate has product production in China right now? Wearing your Trump tie as you type? http://money.cnn.com/2016/03/08/news/economy/donald-trump-trade/ The rise of China (PRC) did not begin with the Clintons. It began with the Nixon administration and Henry Kissinger. For the next 30 years following Nixon's historic engagement with China in 1971, everybody in the US and western world believed that helping PRC economically would increase their living standards, enlarge a middle class and move the CCP regime closer towards liberalization and democratic ideals. Tiananmen Square in 1989 squashed that idealistic view. The closest we came to a shooting war with China was in 1996 during the Taiwan elections when China attempted to bully the outcome militarily. Then President Bill Clinton sent 2 carrier groups into the Taiwan Straits to let China know that we weren't buying their tactics. Hillary herself is considered the most hated US politician in China, which frankly is a pretty good reason to support her, over Trump who rants against foreign production while using Chinese factories himself. Hillary went up against China's totalitarian view of Women's rights early on in her diplomatic career and as Secretary of State told Xi Jing Ping that the US would defend the Senkakus. If you watched the debate last night you saw that standing by our commitment to our allies is a cornerstone of her, and US policy. So please, Clinton has plenty of dirt in her closet if you want to put her down, you don't have to make things up. Which unfortunately seems to be a Trump trait shared by his supporters.

    Posted in: Clinton, Trump clash over defense of U.S. allies

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    OssanAmerica

    PSandozSep. 27, 2016 - 07:51PM JST Er? "Japan's navy"? Despite a warmongering, belligerent prime minister,...

    What countries are Japan bombing right now? Where are they building artificial islands and claiming vast stretches of international waters as theirs? How many nuclear bomb tests and ICBM launches have they carried out? I think you need to look up "warmongering" before using that term.

    Posted in: Japan's navy chief urges resumption of China port visits

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    bjohnson23Sep. 27, 2016 - 07:53PM JST How people forget: 4. It was a Clinton when China shot down a U2 spy plane and chopped it in half all captured on CNN live, while the US did nothing.

    Forget what? That never happened, The U2 was shot down by the USSR in 1960 The EP-3E was downed in a collision with a Chinese fighter and taken apart on Hainan Island in 2001 while GEORGE W BUSH was President, What are going to blame on Clinton next? Slavery? The Great Depression?

    Posted in: Clinton, Trump clash over defense of U.S. allies

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    OssanAmerica

    Indeed Japan's participation may not be the same declared "patrol in your face" as the USN is conducting. However simply transiting an area that is illegally claimed by China to be it's "sovereign waters since ancient times" is sufficient to be a challenge to that claim. To that end, JMSDF transits to he Philippines and Vietnam which have already taken place did "trespass" from China's point of view. The idea of a naval exchange program is naturally a good one to increase contact and minimize the chances of conflict. However, Japan will find out that China will "cancel visits" whenever it feels miffed by something politically, as it has done to the United States in the past.

    Posted in: Japan's navy chief urges resumption of China port visits

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    OssanAmerica

    Planes flying in international airspace between Japanese islands in accordance with the PLA agenda to break the island chains and be able to put a bluewater navy into the pacific to challenge the United States. This is their words, not mine.

    Posted in: Japan scrambles fighter jet as Chinese air force planes pass southwest

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    OssanAmerica

    kwattSep. 25, 2016 - 10:37PM JST Immigrants seem to be nothing wrong but the real problem seems very easy for everyone to get guns somehow in America.

    Do you live in the U.S.? How many guns do you have? Was it easy?

    Posted in: Suspect in deadly Washington state mall shooting in custody

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    OssanAmerica

    The Park regime needs to step up it's efforts to shut down the Chongdaep yellow butterfly movement. Unless it wants to see it's authority as the legal government of ROK. The South Korean government is moving in one direction and these agents of China and North Korea, knowingly or unknowingly, are moving in the opposite. The WWII allied nations may want to consider monuments worldwide showing the allied POWs brutalized by Korean guards. Or the Vietnamese women raped during the Vietnam War by South Korean troops. Hoping that the South Korean government lives up to it's word.

    Posted in: Fukui mayor cancels trip to S Korea over 'comfort women' statue

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    OssanAmerica

    Black SabbathSep. 25, 2016 - 01:45AM JST "In a land of no guns at all he would still kill people with something else." So, I guess you're saying you don't need guns to defend yourself. I guava would be just as effective. Good to know

    No need to guess anything. If there were no guns at all neither criminals nor those who want to defend themselves would have guns. .

    Posted in: 5 dead in shooting at mall north of Seattle

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    OssanAmerica

    It's the perpetrator who committed the killings. In a land of no guns at all he would still kill people with something else.

    Posted in: 5 dead in shooting at mall north of Seattle

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    OssanAmerica

    Good Bad RecklessSep. 23, 2016 - 04:11PM JST Guess the feds have jurisdiction over air space,,,

    Then it should be FAMS jurisdiction (Federal Air Marshal Service under DHS and TSA), not the FBI.

    Posted in: FBI says it's evaluating abuse allegations against Brad Pitt

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    OssanAmerica

    kwatt, your America bashing is off topic to this article. It is about Japan stepping up to it's responsibilities as a member of the international community.

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    OssanAmerica

    Japan has benefited from being an over the edge "Pacifist country" for 70 years. The world is changing and just as the J-govt has had accept today's reality, the Japanese public need to do so as well. This calling the new changes a "War Law" is ridiculous. There are Japanese protesters marching with signs saying 戦争反対. Well Duhhh, who ISN'T against war?? Nobody wants to start or even get involved in a war, but the ABILITY to do so itself acts as a deterent, to keep wars from happening in the first place. Not having a military is a wonderful thing only whenthe other guy plays by the same rules.

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    OssanAmerica

    Will the USMC replace these Harriers with F-35Bs?

    Posted in: U.S. Marine jet crashes off Okinawa; pilot ejects safely

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    OssanAmerica

    Dan LewisSep. 22, 2016 - 09:20AM JST Abe highlighted that Japan, the only nation to have suffered nuclear attack, was committed to the elimination of the ultra- destructive weapons. 出た!!! How many of those cards does Japan have?

    Just two I'd say. 広島 and 長崎.

    Posted in: Abe demands world find new way to stop N Korean nuclear threat

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