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Mass Protests in Tokyo
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Quite frankly, the United States does not need Japan's help. They can keep their hands clean and stay put. We TRY to help other countries (but is that our real motive? lol), but look at how other countries view us.. war savages. It sounds like Japan wants to take a step in that direction, helping other countries and calling it "proactive pacifism."
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Posted 7/16/15
Chill out and watch some anime , protesters!
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Posted 7/16/15

narutosonic330 wrote:

Quite frankly, the United States does not need Japan's help. They can keep their hands clean and stay put. We TRY to help other countries (but is that our real motive? lol), but look at how other countries view us.. war savages. It sounds like Japan wants to take a step in that direction, helping other countries and calling it "proactive pacifism."


And to think, those same countries that call us war savages are the very first ones begging for help if Russia looks at them funny.
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Posted 7/17/15 , edited 7/17/15

narutosonic330 wrote:

Quite frankly, the United States does not need Japan's help. They can keep their hands clean and stay put. We TRY to help other countries (but is that our real motive? lol), but look at how other countries view us.. war savages. It sounds like Japan wants to take a step in that direction, helping other countries and calling it "proactive pacifism."


Proactive pacifism is as logical as the term 'backwards advance' XD

Still I think people worry too much and have too few lolz in life... sigh.
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Japan should just build some nukes and call it a day. After all nukes are the ultimate in ' self defence'.
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Posted 7/17/15
Proud to have Japan as an ally but man is it sad to see them breaking away from peace. Especially since it does not seem to be the will of its people.
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Posted 7/17/15
If you ignore a bully, you get bullied. If you ignore a bullying country you get a war on their terms.
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Posted 7/17/15
I wouldn't trust a place called the IRISH times to report on my Japanese news. I'm kidding! If people don't agree you have the right to peaceful protest. Just don't go crazy like some American's.
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Posted 7/17/15
Mutual defense is not "self defense".

Abe is a lunatic who should be voted out.
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Posted 7/17/15 , edited 7/17/15

narutosonic330 wrote:

Quite frankly, the United States does not need Japan's help. They can keep their hands clean and stay put. We TRY to help other countries (but is that our real motive? lol), but look at how other countries view us.. war savages. It sounds like Japan wants to take a step in that direction, helping other countries and calling it "proactive pacifism."


http://www.pewglobal.org/2015/06/23/1-americas-global-image/

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Posted 7/17/15
Although I get where the mentality, and the sense of their constitution written in 1946, Japan needs to be prepared for the worst. N. Korea is unstable and unpredictable, and China is expanding, and doesn't like any of its neighbors. The US can probably stop China, but it would be a world war scenario and take a few years, and Japan would ultimately be caught up in terrible crossfire then. China has roughly 2.2 million active duty troops, and hundreds of millions of military aged males to recruit or draft from, and the resources (mostly regionally controlled) to commit to a war. Compared to Japan's 260,000 Defense force soldiers and 50,000 in reserves and there are 49,000 US Armed Forces personnel in Japan. Overall the US has 1.3 million active and 850,000 in reserves. But getting those troops, equipment, and resources to theater would take time. So initail conflict would be 360,000 combined forces versus at least 700,000 (when attacking a fortified or occupied position use double the enemies numbers) and probably around 1 million. (hypothetical of course, and China wouldn't devote everything to the East, India to its west has a vast military and they are not on good terms with each other.) The best thing in any situation is experience, Japan trains with experienced US forces, and some minor training with other allied nations, such as Australasia, but it always is better to feel and have confidence in yourself and not have to rely on others. So I'm for it, Abe probably could have approached this a bit better, but I think its for the better.
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Posted 7/17/15 , edited 7/17/15
They are also hedging their bets in case a GATE from another plane opens up ...
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Posted 7/17/15
While I'm not opposed to Japan beefing up it's military and their capabilities I don't think Abe has good intentions at all. They have legitimate defence worries but I don't think Japan should start fighting wars abroad and giving the nation a taste for colonialism again. Suppose at least they won't be able to enslave Korea again due to American influence.
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Posted 7/17/15 , edited 7/17/15

nemoskull wrote:

Japan should just build some nukes and call it a day. After all nukes are the ultimate in ' self defence'.


A Bad IDEA ?? See COPPELION

http://www.crunchyroll.com/comics/manga/coppelion/volumes


2036. Tokyo, ravished by the radioactive contamination caused by an accident at a nuclear power plant, is now in lock-down. "COPPELION", a special unit of the third division of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Forces made up of three high school girls, genetically engineered to be impervious to radioactivity, is sent in to Tokyo; "The City of Death".




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