Japanese Nationalists Set Sail for Senkakus
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  • Koji fujiyama

    Please let me know where you get “150” from. If it is a wrong info, I will contact a politician here to contact you.

    Koji Fujiyama

  • ‘150’ is from the AFP/Straits Times article, directly quoted. It seems to imply that not all 150 of the people were the activists.

  • Corlyss

    Is Japan emerging from it’s 70-year long enforced vacation from its own history? That could be highly interesting.

  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    This is all being driven by Chinese territorial greed and bullying against its neighbors. China which only escaped being carved up by the European powers in the 19th century because of American objections, now thinks might makes right. Chinese culture seems to have learned nothing from its history in the 19th century and the American example which rejects empire, and has become the most powerful nation in history.

  • Kris

    How needlessly provocative! Where oh where might they have gotten this ill-conceived idea from?

  • Corlyss

    @ Kris

    Japanese history?

    I’m reading Goldman’s illuminating new book on the Nomonhan crisis between Japan and Russia in 1939, while Japan was beating the living daylights out of China. Seems to me Japan is using American weakness across the foreign policy board to recover some of its own strategic interests. In the final calculation, a country cannot expect another to look out for its own best interest. Permanent interests can’t be outsourced to another player with completely different permanent interests. As America defines its strategic interests much more narrowly under the current administration of committed amateurs and Utopians, it’s every man for himself. Some are quicker to get that than others.

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