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Japan Deploying Patriot Missiles in Tokyo

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posted on May, 31 2005 @ 12:51 PM
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I wonder if the Patriot is to be used against China or North Korea?

Japan Deploying Patriot Missiles in Tokyo
27 May 2005

www.voicesmag.com...

[fnn] -- The Japan Defense Agency has deployed advanced Patriot missile defense batteries to protect the capitol city of Tokyo, according to a report in a Japanese newspaper.




posted on May, 31 2005 @ 01:55 PM
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A patroit would not be used "against" anyone... it is a defensive weapon

Most likely it is precautionary and you could probably argue successfully that Japan needs it as it loses more and more friends in Asia (China, North Korea, South Korea)



posted on May, 31 2005 @ 07:54 PM
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Koizumi's pissing a lot of people off with his conservative policies and administration. Almost all of the Asian countries are pissed off at Japan, Japan's somewhat best Asian ally, South Korea has now started planning of defensive procedures against Japan and is making a advanced navy capable of challenging modern navies, mostly aimed at Japan.

[edit on 31-5-2005 by COWlan]



posted on May, 31 2005 @ 08:18 PM
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Koizumi certainly is not winning any friends and I personally wonder if it's really so difficult to erase the known war criminals from this shrine that repeatedly visits and lift some of the tension between local countries.

Honouring war dead is one thing... but war criminals is something else and it does not take a brain surgeon to realise that.

What exactly has Koizumi got to lose?



posted on May, 31 2005 @ 08:32 PM
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Well the up coming Invasion training that will go on between China and Russia might be pushing Japan to use the Patriots, NK and Sino is awaking the samurai culture agian. Like poking a stick at a sleeping bear one day it was blink its eyes, poke it a few more times it will have a feast of hand on stick.



posted on Jun, 1 2005 @ 01:56 PM
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Japan will never awaken because in WWII it was awakened, it got slapped on the face and woke up from its sleepwalk. Japan will never again assert military power in any region apart from Nippon. China, N, S Korea and all the other Asian countries would be the first to stop it.



posted on Jun, 1 2005 @ 05:04 PM
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never say never

there is a growing part of thier society that wants a full blown military due to the actions of china and nk the kidnapping of Japanese and the returning of thier incorrect bones angered many japanese. The aggressive nature of China in business, military/politcis and the underground added that its been 60 years since ww2 and the world has changed with China and NK have very powerful armies equiped with nukes worries many japanes. The fact that Japanese put its military in Iraq and the many joint projects between Japan and the US gives a clear indecation that Japan is moving away from the treaties.

With Nukes and advanced missiles that CHina and NK have, two old enemies of Japan, what if Japan gets hit by a missile or a nnuke you think they will sit back and let Nk or china lob missiles at them?

ITs not 1946 its 2005 people must change with the times or get crushed underneath and thats why Japan is doing.



posted on Jun, 1 2005 @ 07:33 PM
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Agressive nature of China? Dude you don't know what your talking about. China was basically isolated for the last 5 millenium since the Xia dynasty. Its always invaders that come to China, infact, our biggest national symbol; the Great Wall of China was built to defend against invaders from the north.

Japan could get a not limited military but Asian countries would be the first to oppose it, it could lead to sanctions, fierce diplomatic battles and even UNSC debate which would lead to a veto by Russia, China at least.

The majority of the Japanese population doesn't want anything like WWII from ever happening again, WWII is a disgrace for the Japanese, they wouldn't even talk about it and wouldn't even state a public apology for what it did, I'm Chinese, I know. Japan is nothing like Germany. Germany is honourable, they remember everything that happened before e.g WWII, WWI and they are truly sorry for it. Their chancellor laid on his knees before a statue in Poland for the concentration camps. They have old WWII buildings spraypainted with the words "never again". What did Japs do? They rewrite history, change its war crimes in textbooks to honour war criminals, build shrines for war criminals, not state an apology, denie that they massacred 300000 unarmed civilians in NanJing, the use of three nothing tactics, loot until theres nothing there, kill until theres nothing there and burn until theres nothing there and caused 20 million deaths in China in WWII, tons more in other countries.



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