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    Japan's Military Might

    While I'm a newcomer here at AO, I see that you guys foster discussion on Japanese culture, so I thought I'd throw my two cents in...

    Since December of '04, Japan has been slowly but surely moving away from their pacifist constitution into the realm of having a full-blown military again, that would include blanket freedoms such as "assiting other countries" and moving "outside the sovereign land of Japan". I notice that it's not met well by a lot of people, mainly certain British parlament members.

    I'm all for it, given the situation rising between Central Asia, Russia, and China, but what do you guys think? Should Japan be allowed to have the ability once more to launch full scale war?
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    Re: Japan's Military Might

    No I dont think they should be able to have that power to start a war. They dont have a legitament enough reason to. And its just going to cause chaos and death. I honestly see no point to it.

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    Re: Japan's Military Might

    Should any country have that power?

    Other countries do, why not Japan?. Yes people will bring up WW2 etc etc. But times have changed and so have the leaders. I think I am for it, only because I think countries have a right to make decisions for themselves. Why should they be told that they can't have an army by another country that has a huge one itself?

    Don't get me wrong, I'm against war, like I said, the only reason why i'm for it is because Japan should make decisions for itself, why be told by another country what to do?

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    Re: Japan's Military Might

    i agree they should because they have always
    bit there bottom lip and just stood by as we
    came and went for alot of years. and now
    they want equailty for self defence i mean after
    9/11 i think there just wanting to prepare for
    the worst. so it want happen to them.. and there an
    alie of ours we should support them instead of saying no
    to them
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    Re: Japan's Military Might

    Hey mr chalice what are you doing online and not on yahoo? afraid I'll talk to you?
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    I think if the Japanese wanna fight in the military they should have the right to if they aren't already.
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    Re: Japan's Military Might

    Chalice, bear in mind that Japan has always had a civil defence force, including SAM sites and offshore carriers. The real question here is should they be allowed to jetset their military around the world and do with it as they please?

    Personally, again, I'm considered a "war-monger" because I support the U.S. invasion of Iraq. *puts on his raincoat and extends his umbrella for the tomatoes to be thrown at him* Again, something no one has pointed out is the Japanese attitude toward China, one of our strongest allies. The real question is this: if Japan goes against China (militarily speaking), how do we handle it? Japan and China are both such vital allies, who would we side with?

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    Also, Chalice, remember that Japan's lack of a military is the doing of the United States. As for 9/11, Japan has offered what civil defense personell they can to the efforts in Iraq, in a non military capacity (mostly medics, as I understand it).
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    Re: Japan's Military Might

    I think many poeple would be angry if Japan was able to create a full blown army because of the events of WWII. But I still think Japan should be able to create a military force. Maybe its just me but I think Japan has gundams and mechs hiding underground and are just waiting for the right time to show them off.

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    Re: Japan's Military Might

    Quote Originally Posted by Ragn0r0x
    I think many poeple would be angry if Japan was able to create a full blown army because of the events of WWII. But I still think Japan should be able to create a military force. Maybe its just me but I think Japan has gundams and mechs hiding underground and are just waiting for the right time to show them off.
    It might be funnier if i could honostly disagree with you


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