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YuriOtaniNov. 26, 2016 - 08:35AM JST
A military port in the north would be a sitting duck. If there is conflict tomahawk cruise missiles from a ship or submarine would be a better choice. Now Russia has deployed missiles just off the shore of Hokkaido. Putin does not want a peace treaty with Japan. He wants only conflict to keep his approval rating high. He wants to please his new "friend" Trump. If conflict is what Putin wants, it will be conflict he receives!
Posted in: Kremlin says missile deployment shouldn't hurt Russia-Japan peace talks
YuriOtaniNov. 24, 2016 - 02:35PM JST
The missiles are a knife against Japans throat! It is a great excuse for Japan to acquire Tomahawk missiles. We have the right to defend ourselves. So much for being nice to Russia and Putin.
YuriOtaniNov. 24, 2016 - 06:38AM JST
We have the right to place missiles in Hokkaido to counter their missiles. Not the way to get a peace treaty Russia.
Posted in: Russia sends missiles to Pacific islands claimed by Japan
YuriOtaniNov. 23, 2016 - 01:12AM JST
Best that can be said is the tree is gaudy and tacky. It misses the Christmas Spirit
Posted in: Y200 mil gold Christmas tree on sale at Tokyo store
YuriOtaniNov. 20, 2016 - 07:33AM JST
The power of Freedom of Speech in America.
Posted in: Debate over 'Hamilton' speech exposes post-election cracks
YuriOtaniNov. 12, 2016 - 07:19AM JST
Chris Christie, you are fired!
Posted in: Trump shakes up transition team, elevates Pence's role
YuriOtaniNov. 12, 2016 - 12:51AM JST
Only one country has used nuclear weapons against Japan and it was not China or Russia.
YuriOtaniNov. 11, 2016 - 01:54AM JST
This is the beginning of the isolation of the United States. I predict a time when America will find themselves alone. No friends in the world only foes.
Posted in: McConnell dashes hopes for TPP vote before Trump takes office
YuriOtaniNov. 11, 2016 - 01:42AM JST
Time to make peace with China, Korea and Russia. If the USA does not want to defend Japan, fine. I think Trump would never be satisfied and want increasing amount of money to pay for troops that may or may not defend Japan.
First Japan should sign the peace treaty with or without islands. Second Japan must face up to what it did in the Pacific War. This will be painful but it must be done. Japan must face up to the reality of a world without help from the United States.
YuriOtaniNov. 06, 2016 - 10:17AM JST
Am not sure how much more Japan would have to pay and why. Japan pays most of the base expenses. Do we have to pay the salaries of the US Forces? It would bankrupt Japan! Best thing would to let the US Forces leave and make peace with both Beijing and Moscow. Japan would lose those islands. However the US Forces would no longer be reliable even if Tokyo paid all Trump demands.
YuriOtaniOct. 20, 2016 - 01:02PM JST
America can not use nuclear weapons on North Korea! Japan is in the fallout zone and their attack on North Korea would kill millions of Japanese and make ten of millions more gravely ill.
Posted in: U.S. warns of 'overwhelming' response to any N Korean use of nuclear weapons
YuriOtaniOct. 12, 2016 - 07:26AM JST
wtfjapan the Americans night use military force on behalf of Japan. Yabaru while the law is old it is still enforce. People are forced to renew the leases on their land.
YuriOtaniOct. 10, 2016 - 11:31PM JST
choiwaruoyaji the lady has a heart condition not depression. In any case it is up to a doctor to make the determination and not just anyone.
Posted in: Disabled woman yelled at for using train’s priority seat, 'not looking like a handicapped person'
YuriOtaniOct. 10, 2016 - 11:26PM JST
wtfjapan the vast majority of base land is owned by people and not the government. Japan passed a Okinawa only law that forces the owners of the land to lease it to the Japanese government which in turn allows the Americans to use it. JWTNSSN, so the land of the "free" should use force to impose its will? How are they any better than China? I remember as a young girl Americans soldiers with their guns enforcing the American will by force. So are you saying the Americans should use their military to enforce Okinawa obedience?
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.
Posted in: Police say black man shot in Milwaukee had a gun in his hand
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Dec. 04, 2016 - 10:55AM JST
The media are treating this like the start of WW3. Not a big fan of Trump,…
Posted in: Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan presdient's call
You may see Turkey military try to rescue some of these UN supported terrorists since they…
Posted in: Syrian army advances in Aleppo as civilians flee
Dec. 04, 2016 - 10:54AM JST
I have always been amazed at how the West has been cowed into diplomatically shunning Taiwan.…
Dec. 04, 2016 - 10:50AM JST
7 people were taken from the hospital to hospitals? and they probably took more than 30minutes…
Posted in: Taxi rams into Fukuoka hospital; 3 dead, 7 injured
Dec. 04, 2016 - 10:49AM JST
How much for the victims of a revenge terror attack here in Japan if the Japanese…
Posted in: Japan to pay Y90 mil for death of each SDF soldier in South Sudan
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