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YuriOtaniSep. 06, 2016 - 12:10PM JST
Two islands are better than none and it should be the terms for a peace treaty. No islands means no peace treaty. Perhaps Japan should offer to drop sanctions to sweeten the pot.
Posted in: Putin: Japan once passed up chance to take back two disputed isles
YuriOtaniSep. 06, 2016 - 10:54AM JST
The Philippines needs the US more than the US needs them. If they are mad at America they can buddy up with China. The PI would not stand a chance in any conflict with China. If they want to insult the USA then they might as well surrender the disputed islands. I do not expect them to prostrate themselves before America but they need to show respect. Japan should not help them as well.
Posted in: Obama cancels meeting with Philippines' Duterte after insult
YuriOtaniSep. 04, 2016 - 05:18AM JST
Uwe Paschen attacking Japan is attacking the USA. Thus any war on Japan is the start of WWIII. If the US does not respond it will lose all credibility as a nation.
Posted in: Abe, Putin express new resolve to settle island dispute
YuriOtaniAug. 16, 2016 - 03:06PM JST
Give the rocks to the ROK (Republic of Korea) Japan should renounce all claims to these rocks and move forward.
YuriOtaniAug. 15, 2016 - 09:21AM JST
Yet the Philipines needs these vessels for anti pirate patrol as well as search and rescue.
Posted in: Japan gives Philippines patrol ships, discusses new rail project
YuriOtaniAug. 15, 2016 - 09:13AM JST
There is the video from the officers chest camera which shows the young man with a pistol in his hand.
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YuriOtaniAug. 15, 2016 - 09:11AM JST
Yet being defenseless against a known threat is a sin that generates its own punishment.
Posted in: Japan to develop missile as tensions with China mount: report
YuriOtaniAug. 12, 2016 - 12:42PM JST
I agree it is the duty of all sailors to come to the aid of others in distress.
YuriOtaniAug. 12, 2016 - 12:30PM JST
Bravo Zulu! Well done!
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YuriOtaniAug. 08, 2016 - 01:54AM JST
I am not sure what Japan can do if the USA is attacked by China or Russia. We simply lack the strike forces to attack either China or Russia. We can help protect American forces in our area of operation. The specialty of the Maritime Self Defense Force is anti submarine. However I am sure if China or Russia attacks America, they would attack American forces in Japan. That would bring Japan into the conflict. I have no ideal why Trump says the SDF will not support America.
Posted in: Trump: Japanese will 'watch Sony TV' if U.S. is attacked
YuriOtaniAug. 07, 2016 - 12:28PM JST
One thing to ponder Americans were the first victims of nuclear weapons, not Japanese. Trinity or the gadget test was a ground burst which sent up tons or radioactive material into the sky. Thousands perhaps millions of Americans got cancer from ingesting this material. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were both air bursts in which the fireballs never touched the ground and thus generated far less fallout.
YuriOtaniAug. 06, 2016 - 08:20AM JST
What we need to think about is the future and what will happen if there is even a "small" exchange of 50 weapons each between China and the United States. Try to picture 50 American cities completely destroyed. Then add the deaths from radioactive fallout. The true lesson of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is nuclear weapons must NEVER be used again. Remember the radioactive fallout will not be confined to China and the United States. I am sure the radioactive fallout from the Chinese bombs will cover Korea and a large part of Japan. Thus the weapons meant to defend Japan will kill millions of Japanese and Koreans.
YuriOtaniAug. 06, 2016 - 08:08AM JST
Mark can you explain MSM? I think there is understanding but Americans tend to abbreviate everything and this leads to misunderstanding. Tell me exactly what is MSM. As for Trump, I understand the purpose and capacities of the American nuclear weapons program better than Trump and am a foreign national.
Posted in: Trump strains to fix split GOP, blasting common foe Clinton
YuriOtaniAug. 01, 2016 - 09:41AM JST
The American President can pull US Forces out of Japan and Korea. It would put their recon force back to Alaska and Guam but Trump thinks the bases are only for defense. The US Navy would have to go back to Guam or Hawaii as well. Me, it would not bother me to see the withdraw of US forces and the closing of the bases. Of course Abe would have to do a lot of fence mending with China and Russia. We could hold off either but what is the advantage of either attacking Japan? The withdraw of US forces would bring relief to them. In Europe the destruction of Nato would bring relief to Russia. The closest US base would be in America. Let the Americans think they lose nothing by stabbing their allies in the back. Japan will be just fine and without nuclear weapons. One thing for sure is Okinawa would be free of US bases.
YuriOtaniJul. 31, 2016 - 03:19AM JST
Most likely it was 35 prisoners that were killed and 8 not trusted soldiers and their bodies were arranged to make it seem like an attack. This is an excuse to attacking the Kurdish people in Iraq, Syria and Turkey. Hitler used this tactic to start the invasion of Poland. The Gleiwitz incident http://info-poland.buffalo.edu/web/history/WWII/1939/Gleiwitz.shtml
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YuriOtaniJul. 31, 2016 - 03:14AM JST
The "compromise" is 2 of the islands back instead of 4. Fishing rights can be taken away after the treaty is signed. Japan needs something for a peace treaty.
YuriOtaniJul. 31, 2016 - 02:56AM JST
The invasion of Okinawa is called the Steel Typhoon because of the 96 hour bombardment which mostly killed civilians. The Japanese military left the area a long time before the attack. After the landings came the rapes, 10,000 on the first day. I talked to a US Marine a veteran of the attack and he said they shot everyone with no distinction to being civilian or military. In truth the majority of the 200,000 Okinawa people killed were from Americans. The US destroyed the roads and railroad network. Then put everyone into concentration camps. So tell me about the "kind" Americans. As for this subject the land returned is in no shape to use and will costs billions to clean up. All of the Marines need to leave Okinawa and in truth all of the bases should be closed. We will still be part of Japan and if China attacks, we will still be defended. The Americans agreed to defend all of Japan not just the parts with US bases.
Posted in: U.S. military prepares for biggest Okinawa land return since 1972
YuriOtaniJul. 30, 2016 - 02:00AM JST
U.S. dealers are under a freeze, unable to sell 482,000 Passats, Jettas, Beetles and other models under the recall.
I would hate to be a US Volkswagen dealer
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YuriOtaniJul. 15, 2016 - 07:32AM JST
NATO forces are now on the border with Russia. B2 bombers can easily attack Russia from these bases and have a return capability to return to the USA to rearm. These aircraft along with F23 fighters give NATO a first strike capacity against Russia. So who is doing the pushing? St Petersburg is about 100 miles from a NATO country, while Moscow is about 400 miles away. The first strike exercise would be to eliminate Russian command and control. Don't tell me NATO will not do it. NATO has hit first before and they can do it again.
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YuriOtaniJul. 03, 2016 - 11:13AM JST
No islands returned = no peace treaty. Why do they even talk? Waste of time and effort.
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