Ishihara “Will Spark Crisis” With China

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Tokyo’s notorious governor Shintaro Ishihara has been warned by his own nation’s ambassador to China that his plans to buy some of the Senkaku Islands will cause a diplomatic crisis.

In a recent interview with the Financial Times, Japan’s ambassador to China offered Japan’s only official acknowledgement of Ishihara’s plans to buy the islands so far, and stressed the government would do whatever it takes to avoid standing up to China:

“If Mr Ishihara’s plans are acted upon, then it will result in an extremely grave crisis in relations between Japan and China. We cannot allow decades of past effort to be brought to nothing.”

As Ishihara intends Tokyo to buy three of the islands from their current owner in a private transaction, it is not clear what, if anything, the central government can do to stop him.

The main potential obstacle to the purchase, the fact that it appeared he was going to use public funds, evaporated after his antics went viral amongst the Internet right, and he soon received over a billion yen from some 70,000 donors keen on seeing him further annoy China.

However, as the islands would only be privately owned by Tokyo and remain politically part of Okinawa, Ishihara would still not exert any political authority over them, being limited to opening them for visits (the government rents them so it can ban visitors) and perhaps developing them – although this would probably cause more than enough trouble.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Hey buddy, if you get the chance, I so urge you to erase this man and his policies off the face of the planet. Both my hentai, anime, and manga have been ruined and are getting closer to the lame American animation I hate.

      Make sure you do a good job, because you would be a HERO for putting this man out of commision.

    • Anonymous says:

      why 300k dollars?

      also, how close to reality are stories that ex-GRU and ex-KGB agents are moonlighting as mafia hitmen?

      Any hints on how you will go about killing this guy? Don’t tell me you have access to polonium-210 xD

      • A fair bit of surveilance and a silenced sniper rifle would do the trick. Although my personal favorite is poisonous darts (special bullets with cyanide of potassium, used together with sniper rifle, i make them myself)

        $300k would go to buy equipment and materials, fake documents, traveling fees, and the rest i’m keeping as revenue. In russia we have assasination “assignments” worth as little as $20k, that’s not nearly enough for taking human life.

        And yeah, we have our share of ex-military gone mafia, but they usually just sitting their ass of behind the desk and utilize their connections to do shadowy business.

        • Anonymous says:

          Silenced sniper rifles are a silly assasination weapon. The supressor greatly reduces accuracy at moderate ranges, and more often than not, you only have one shot.

          Oh and by the way, an experienced marksman doesn’t need poision. A direct hit is always lethal.

          I’m not even going to go in the improvised munition thing. Anyone who has had to use one would appreciate the value of factory manifacturing.

        • Anonymous says:

          @15:06
          You’ve never used a real gun, haven’t you?

          Protip: Don’t say yards when you try to sound professional. All military personal and manifactururers use metric units. By extension, everybody who uses weapons as more than a hobby does.
          Protip2: What 12:36 said. Despite their name, silencers are not a noise supression tool. Go watch a youtube video of a real silencer in action. At that range, the mark will be able to pinpoint your location by noise. And so will his armed bodyguards.
          Protip3: At 100 yards, you don’t need a scoped weapon. Short-to-mid range rifles are preferable for a number of reasons like being easier to aim and not requring a fixed firing position.
          Protip4: You don’t assassinate with guns at short range in metropolian areas. Not unless you plan on leaving the scene without handcuffs and bullet holes.

        • Anonymous says:

          reminds of of the piranha launcher of “despicable me” :p

          if you use poison ammo, just use a blowgun and that’s it

          you can even do it in the toilets while no one is watching, but be a master of cosplay for the next steps,

          go out by the big door, done :p

          but talking about poisons there’s a bunch of stuff that can make such an old man appear to die from natural causes, much more stealth than a sniper or poison darts if you ask me.. heck you could even induce radiation poisonning 😀

        • Anonymous says:

          Actually, a ‘direct hit’ unless you somehow manage to hit the lower back of the scalp, is usually NOT deadly. If you lodge a bullet in the brain, heart or an important artery the guy will still survive with immediate good medical care, which he WILL get in Japan.

        • Anonymous says:

          a decent silencer on a weapon made for accuracy wont decrease the range by enough to be a problem.

          japan is a country where they rarely if ever need to think snipers are a true threat, and if its a silenced weapon, a true silenced using sub sonic ammunition, you could be less than 100 yards and probably get away with it.

          and as to poison, i would kike that method do, at least if you want them to suffer. get hit, you feel it, you know its not good, and you have to realize you could be in your final moments.

          and talking about how you would do it isnt surprising unless you have your own unique signurtaure way.

          silenced sniper
          poision through darts

          both common methods.

        • Anonymous says:

          Anyway the main function of a silencer is to hide the muzzle flash, the gunshot sound is still very loud.

          The notion is all well and good though, I’ll have a drink of vodka for that.

  • Anonymous says:

    Ladies and Gents, those of nations not native to Japan and China, it’s best you sit back and prepare for the fireworks dubbed, “The faux up of Ishihara.” So sit back, relax, and turn on the 1812 overture because Ishihara’s career is going to end with a Bang.

  • Anonymous says:

    Ishihara is the cancer of Japan.
    Goddamit,someone,please put a bullet is his head.
    Sorry but I hate this guy.He keeps making japan a bad place to live:banning the ero-mangas,offending his own people and now,nearly resulting in a crisis between japan and china.I dont understand why he still in charge of tokyo´s government after all he talk about the japanese people.

  • Anonymous says:

    Ishihara is currently (like, at this very moment) at a Technos College 50th Anniversary my girlfriend is attending. As she is a regular sankaku complex visitor, she is ecstatic. XD

    I’ll let you know if he says anything, especially if it’s stupid. Though he’ll probably be reading from a script.

  • Anonymous says:

    You’re a monster, Ishi-Grinch.
    Your heart’s an empty hole.
    Your brain is full of spiders,
    You’ve got garlic in your soul.
    Mr. Grinch.

    I wouldn’t touch you, with a
    thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole.

  • he’s doing conquest wrong : monies must be used to
    finance research, build cool weaponry (arbalests, amphibious ridebacks, ikachan..)for invasion force.
    one does not simply pay for territory…

    more seriously, tokyo buying a part of okinawa is really stupid and solves nothing

  • 李登輝元総統、中国の学生に「尖閣は日本領」 台湾の講演で
    http://sankei.jp.msn.com/world/news/120606/chn12060618550005-n1.htm

    質疑応答で、台湾に来て半年という中国の学生が、尖閣諸島の帰属に関して質問した。
     李氏は「領有権は日本にある。中国固有の領土というなら、裏付けとなる証拠の提出が必要」と返した。
     会場からは拍手も起き、「それは個人の見解か」と気色ばむ学生に、李氏の秘書が「見解ではなく歴史」と補足した。

  • After the end of World War II, the Chinese government declared its position that the San Francisco Peace Treaty was invalid because the People’s Republic of China did not participate in it (Chinese Foreign Minister Zhou Enlai’s statement on September 18, 1951). However, it was not until the 1970s that the Chinese government began to claim that it was illegitimate that the Senkaku Islands were placed under U.S. administration and that they were included in areas to be returned to Japan. In other words, China did not claim sovereignty over the Senkaku Islands until 25 years after the end of World War II.

    That China had lodged no objections or protests against Japan’s possession of the islands for 75 years till the 1970s, and for 25 years after the end of World War II, clearly indicates that China did not regard the Senkakus as Chinese territory.

    On the contrary, the People’s Daily, the organ paper of the Communist Party of China, on January 8, 1953, reported about the struggle of the Japanese people in Okinawa under U.S. military administration in an article entitled “Struggle of the people of the Ryukyu Islands against U.S. occupation.” The article described the Ryukyu Islands as “dispersed between the northeastern part of our country’s Taiwan and the southwestern part of Japan’s Kyushu Island” and as consisting of “seven islands groups such as the Senkaku Islands as well as the Sakishima Islands, the Daito Islands, the Okinawa Islands, the Oshima Islands, the Tokara Islands and Osumi Islands,” thus themselves including the Senkakus as part of Japanese territory and explicitly using the Japanese appellation “Senkaku.”

    In addition, maps depicting the whole of China issued in 1958 and 1966 by a publishing house located in Beijing (Map Publisher, Inc.), for example, placed the Senkaku Islands as outside China’s territory.

    In this way, there is no denying the fact that the Senkaku Islands do not belong to China (including Taiwan), and that the Chinese government had so recognized this historical fact up to the 1970s.

    http://www.jcp.or.jp/english/jps_2010/20101004_senkaku.html

    地図出版社(北京市)発行「世界地図集」1958年版日本図
    http://www.jcp.or.jp/seisaku/2010/20101004_senkaku_rekisii/1958_map2.jpg
    中華民国の長崎駐在領事からの感謝状
    http://www.jcp.or.jp/seisaku/2010/20101004_senkaku_rekisii/kansyajou.jpg
    1953年1月8日付の「人民日報」
    http://www.jcp.or.jp/seisaku/2010/20101004_senkaku_rekisii/19530108_jn.jpg
    「人民日報」該当部分の拡大
    http://www.jcp.or.jp/seisaku/2010/20101004_senkaku_rekisii/19530108_jn_bubun.jpg

    • Anonymous says:

      China Could not lodge a complaint, they weren’t represented at all, Taiwan was given the representative power. They sat on the UN as the representive. Even though the Republic of China did not represent the People’s Republic.

      China Only got its seat later, so only did could it raise the complaint.

    • Anonymous says:

      From the 14th century, Chinese documents record and name the islands as important reference points on the ancient maritime trading route between coastal China (Foochow) and Okinawa.

      The designated route for tribute missions between the Ryukyu kingdom and the Chinese court during the Ming and Qing dynasties lay via these small islands. The Japanese geographer, Hayashi Shihei, follows the Chinese convention, including the islands, with their Chinese names, as Chinese territory, in his 1785 map.

      The near universal conviction in Japan with which the islands today are declared an “integral part of Japan’s territory” is remarkable for its disingenuousness. These are islands unknown in Japan till the late 19th century (when they were identified from British naval references), not declared Japanese till 1895, not named till 1900, and that name not revealed publicly until 1950.

      http://japanfocus.org/data/hayashi_shihei_map.png

      ^^^^^^
      See that map, Japan? It is Hayashi Shihei’s map from his “Sangoku tsuran zusetsu”
      (General outline of three countries), from 1785

      You made it yourself, obviously. And it describes the Diaoyu Islands belonging to China.

      Japan took those islands by force in the first sino-japanese war of 1895 and never gave it back, since the americans never pressured you to return them. But this doesnt make it anymore right.

      These islands belong to Taiwan and China. Period.

    • Anonymous says:

      From the 14th century, Chinese documents record and name the islands as important reference points on the ancient maritime trading route between coastal China (Foochow) and Okinawa.

      The designated route for tribute missions between the Ryukyu kingdom and the Chinese court during the Ming and Qing dynasties lay via these small islands. The Japanese geographer, Hayashi Shihei, follows the Chinese convention, including the islands, with their Chinese names, as Chinese territory, in his 1785 map.

      The near universal conviction in Japan with which the islands today are declared an “integral part of Japan’s territory” is remarkable for its disingenuousness. These are islands unknown in Japan till the late 19th century (when they were identified from British naval references), not declared Japanese till 1895, not named till 1900, and that name not revealed publicly until 1950.

      http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_WzN3JMZpmGA/TJn8TKTcm4I/AAAAAAAAAyA/_BNgRfWxRUY/s1600/hayashi%2Bryukyu.jpg

      ^^^^^^
      See that map, Japan? It is Hayashi Shihei’s map from his “Sangoku tsuran zusetsu”
      (General outline of three countries), from 1785

      You made it yourself, obviously. And it describes the Diaoyu Islands belonging to China.

      Japan took those islands by force in the first sino-japanese war of 1895 and never gave it back, since the americans never pressured you to return them. But this doesnt make it anymore right.

      These islands belong to Taiwan and China. Period.

  • Anonymous says:

    Gaze into the eyes of the devil himself.

    Or so I would say, were it not mean to say that of the devil. This creature before us is an amalgamation of a thousand devils, rolled into one.

  • Anonymous says:

    It’s almost as if this guy has dedicated himself to trolling Japan out of existence.

    If he even SMELLS like he’s about to initiate nuclear hostilities, we need to form a group of semi-1337 nerds willing to go in there and burn his entire office building to the ground, if it means protecting the rest of Japan from unwilling self-destruction at the hands of a psychotic failure of a leader.

  • Anonymous says:

    Since this is like the most often posted story about Japan, so i decided to google map that island shit. AND WOW DID MY MIND JUST FUCKING BLOWN. I MEAN WTF….. LOOK AT THAT MAP AND TELL ME WHERE THAT ISLAND IS LOCATED. I mean seriously, WTF. History crap or not, that just don’t look right to me at all of Japan claims it. Ignorant of not, that would just make the map look wrong to me.

  • Anonymous says:

    Is it me or is he trying to self-destruct japan he probably has allot of money and fake passports stashed away so when the shit hits the fan he can get the hell out of there and hide in another country. He should just be removed from power now b4 its to late.

  • Anonymous says:

    Why would that even cause a diplomatic crisis with China? That Ishihara overestimates himself and his ‘glorious’ idea…

    China doesnt acknowledge that the islands belong to Japan, and thus any purchase would be fucking one-sided and wouldnt prevent the Chinese from claiming and taking it anyone than it would be today.

    China doesnt give a shit. They need those islands (or rather, the maritime territory around them) because it is vital for their naval capability to breach the first island chain and venture into the west pacific, where they can finally and effectively put the US under their nuclear deterrence (China’s nuclear missile submarines must venture closer to the US to have its mainland under its missile range, thus they need to get out of the first island chain and into deep ocean first). To achieve this strategic goal of achieving MAD-capability (mutual assured destruction) with the US, China is ready to take any risks. Understandable, since it is for the sake of China’s national survival, because only nuclear armed submarines are the only things that could deter the US from attacking China with their gigantic fleet they are currently moving into the Pacific to threaten China.

    That Ishihara idiot thinks he is somehow clever and a troll. But in reality, he’s just an ignorant and stupid, insufferable child, who has absolutely no business amongs the grown-ups with their playing their game of geopolitics and nuclear strategy.
    Actually, whole of Japan is just like Ishihara. They try to be significant, but fail, since grown ups have no time playing with them in their children’s games.

    • Anonymous says:

      Not even concerned. Anything of Chinese construct is doomed to fail, be it on launch, startup or maiden voyage. Because you are right. China doesnt give a shit. Especially about quality control.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes, and this is why the US shifts 60% of their fleet to asia to contain an incredibly shitty and incompetent China, right?

        If everything China does is destined to fail, why are the americans so butthurt everytime China launches a rocket with space-station modules or satellites; everytime it builds warships and aircraft carriers; everytime it churns out stealth fighters and bombers; and everytime it tests ballistic missiles?

        If everything China does is fail and doesnt work, why doesnt the US and the Japanese just sit back and relax, instead of increase their military spending or shifting military forces around to surround China?

        Answer that, and see your own failure in grasping reality. Get back fapping to your cartoon porn and racist stereotypes, real men fap to power-politics and actually respect their enemies.

        • Anonymous says:

          @Anon 05:01

          I think you’re wasting your time on these redneck retard abominations from Stormfront who can’t even string a coherent paragraph and instead resorts to “hurr durr racist remark”. Quite evidenced here by the lack of any formal or comprehensible retort on their side, guess it’s too much of a challange for these fail of a human. Don’t even bother asking them to “read” or “research” things though, that’s just too complex for their cognitive level. You’ll just crush their “imagined reality” that articles about anything here are set in stone and should be applied generally because well….anymore thinking passed association is way too much a difficulty for them.

          Don’t blame the racists however, they’re very much touched in the head (probably quite literally). More so than those with schizophrenia it seems. Let them be happy with their “Dey turk err jerbs!!” to escape from reality because of their own inadequacies as a person.

        • Anonymous says:

          “If everything China does is destined to fail, why are the americans so butthurt everytime China launches a rocket with space-station modules or satellites; everytime it builds warships and aircraft carriers; everytime it churns out stealth fighters and bombers; and everytime it tests ballistic missiles?”

          I think you are confusing going from ‘completely unnoticed’ to ‘noted’ attention as ‘butthurt’. Ah but what can china do when it’s looking through the slit of its eyes that can’t see anything?

          Try not to squint too much you might go blind ^^

        • Anonymous says:

          @17:54

          You have no idea how much of what you just said applies to chinese more than anyone else in the world. It’s like you wrote it all addressing a chinese originally, considering they are miserable little cunts to begin with. I think you really need to think outside the little world in your head once in a while, no matter how painful it may be. ))

      • Anonymous says:

        China has only a low number of ICBMs capable of reaching the US due to their own policy of ‘minimal deterrence’. And in a great-power conflict, you’ll want more than just ‘minimal deterrence’ to threaten your enemy with assured total destruction if he decides to attack you first. And China, knowing that her own land-based nuclear capabilities are only good at nuking the asian periphery, but only have limited capability to threaten the US mainland, goes on a two-pronged way of increasing their nuclear strenght. First is of course the increase of ICBMs and second is the political, diplomatical and military offensive to get access to the west pacific, so that Chinese nuke-boomers can safely travel beyond coastal waters to put the US under a more reliable nuclear strike umbrella.

        The Senkaku, as well as the South China Sea disputes are all so vital for China because of these reasons.

        But whatever. I’m trying to educate people in geopolitics on a fucking animu porn-site!

        Excuse me; I’ll just join the retard choir here so that you all feel satisfied:

        HURRR CHINA SUCKS LOLZ JAPAN BANZAI!!!1111

  • Anonymous says:

    japan is not afraid of china military might. China would never risk a war with anyone, because a war would stagnate their economy and everyone with enough iq know this fact. Japan is afraid of china boycott, because it will ruin japan’s ecomomy. The goverment understand its situation and try not to provoke china and they even go so far to humiliate themselves in order to protect everyone lifes. It is sad the people dont understand this remarkable sacrifice and instead call their own goverment a coward. The worst: they even call ishihara a hero, who dont care about the situation at all.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well I don’t know about Japan not being afraid of China’s military, but the countless “Please keep us safe from China, America!” I’ve seen begs to differ. The irony is that they also tell America to fuck off…

      China wouldn’t start a war at this time, neither would any sane country knowing full well how the economy is. Endless bickering over pieces of rock isn’t just going to magically disapear regardless of circumstances anyway.

  • Anonymous says:

    Tokyos citizens sure are crap. still supporting this politician. “But not all Tokyotans blablabla..” He is your head representative, So of course, all of them. You voted for him and/or his party.

    But well. the other countries in the world dont give a shit.

  • Anonymous says:

    I can’t see this and all his other outlandish behavior as other than a ruse to distract the people of Japan from the dangers and government lies of Fukushima Daiichi.

    Is he being used to keep the public occupied; looking for men asking directions of underage schoolgirls?

  • Anonymous says:

    China is surviving proof that if Nazi Germany had only lasted 20 more years they would still be around today, and everyone would clamor to suck their collective financial cock.

    Some joke “human rights” are.

  • Anonymous says:

    How can a government buying land from a person be called a private transaction?

    Why aren’t the people of tokyo calling for his death when he’s using their money to buy worthless land?

    • Anonymous says:

      Why not stand up for mutual respect of each other’s culture and not induce hatred? Stand up against China? What have you got to stand up for? The fact that China could still be considered third world and all your capitalist corporations take advantage of the cheap workforce in China is proof enough that we should share a mutual respect and see the two countries thrive together.

    • Anonymous says:

      What, you want war as a solution to every diplomatic problem? Get yourself deployed to Afghanistan as one of the expendable foot soldiers for at least a year then come back.

      People die in wars. That’s stating the obvious for most, but ‘most’ are also completely unaware of the horrors of war, be it from the combatants’ side or the civilians.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes we should try to avoid war at any costs, maybe we can appeal to all those dictators, regimes and warmongers. Of course we need a name for this, hey I know let’s call it “appeasement policy”.
        Oh wait, that didn’t work out so well back when they tried it with Hitler, right?

        If you back down against a bully you’re casting yourself as a victim. And a bully mostly has no pity for his victims.
        That means we will simply take and take till you have nothing left, not even your life you tried to protect in the first place by assuming the role of victim and letting him do as he pleased.

        • Anonymous says:

          Except if WWII ended with the Axis powers winning, we’d have a totally different conception of who the “bullies” and “victims” are – not saying Nazis weren’t evil bastards and didn’t commit all the atrocities we know, but war is just pure fuckup for all sides; we dropped nukes, Japan did massacres and Germans persecuted Jews – the rights and wrongs only make sense to you when they get composed afterwards in peacetime textbooks. It’s exactly why we need the UN today: to make nations realize we coexist in an international society, and mindlessly branding other political forces as enemies is just dumb, especially in age-old territorial disputes in East Asia. Ishihara is obviously provoking nationalist sentiments on both sides and too stupid to realize the consequences, and probably counting on America to come save his ass if things go wrong; this is exactly why saner people in Japan hate him.

      • Anonymous says:

        Strange that ‘small country with no natural resources’ managed to slaughter, rape, and generally bitchfuck over half of your nation while dickless bitch like your father and grandparents stood by helplessly. If it wasn’t for japan diverting their best to the pacific to fight US, including all of their navy, half of their ground troops, and most of their airforce, china would be speaking japanese today.

        • Anonymous says:

          @2:04
          “So let me get this, you think fucking yourself over by fighting each other while house burns down as a legitimate excuse for your defeat?”

          First of all it’s not a defeat. Millions were massacred but China won in the end. Being mired in a civil war at the time of Japan’s invasion was not an excuse, it’s a fact.

          “Please don’t give me ‘IF we unite we can do anything, repelling japan too'”

          We did – even though Mao and the KMT had their own backstabbing going on the whole time and were never actually ‘united’.

          “since after they issued a ceasefire KMT alone with its territory, people living in them, etc. outnumbered japan at least 7 to 1.”

          Yeah, 7 civilians against 1 fully armed IJA soldier.
          You want to talk about numbers, how about some statistics on equipment, planes, artillery units?

          “Even divided the fact you lost without outside help while trading terriory for time, and essentially begging on your knees for foreign powers to save you by opening up another front says much indeed.”

          Chiang Kai-shek knew he wouldn’t be able to stand a japanese invasion with the state china was in and the fact he had communist infighting to attend to, that’s why he made appeals to the league of nations which by the way didn’t do shit for him with the appeasement policies of back then.
          And your ‘territory for time’ was a strategy that actually worked in bogging down japanese supplies and garrisoning in north china.

        • Anonymous says:

          @08:31

          So let me get this, you think fucking yourself over by fighting each other while house burns down as a legitimate excuse for your defeat?

          Please don’t give me ‘IF we unite we can do anything, repelling japan too’, since after they issued a ceasefire KMT alone with its territory, people living in them, etc. outnumbered japan at least 7 to 1. More if including CCP. Even divided the fact you lost without outside help while trading terriory for time, and essentially begging on your knees for foreign powers to save you by opening up another front says much indeed.

        • Anonymous says:

          China was in the middle of a civil war, when the Japanese were invading, China was not only fighting the old Qing Dynasty, for the Republic of China, it was also fighting the Communists led by Mao.

          Japan Could invade, Because Chen Kai Shek, would not divert his military forces to forcing the Japanese out of China’s Land instead of Trying to Kill Mao Ze Dong.

          Also Mandarin maybe the official Language, But China still has large majority of Cantonese Speakers, It was actually voted in the National Congress, to Decide which would be adopted.

          Also whether or not the Senkaku Island will be sorted out will depend on two things, Either one of either nation just gives in. Or they share. War will never happen, No matter how many skirmishes happen.

          I reckon its more ideal if Japan and China just work together to mine the resources there, Considering that is probably one of the reasons. If not they should set up a mutual fishing dock or trading post. I know it sounds Idealistic, But the two nations have to start somewhere to improve their relationship, War will not go anywhere, and In the end no one will benefit. As the Economy will cost us all.

        • Anonymous says:

          The assimilation theory is only half true, but it wasn’t mongolians (although genghis khan and decendents ruled at some point) , it was Manchus. And low and behold, the dominant language of China today, Mandarin Chinese, is in fact not a ‘dialect’ of Chinese, but a Manchu-Chinese hybrid language. So I’d say the manchu’s left their fucking mark pretty good, considering the decendent of their language is being forced on all Chinese, while authentic Chinese languages are being reclassified as “dialects”.

          Imagine the Yamato-Chinese that would be spoken in China today if it hadn’t been for America’s meddling…

        • Anonymous says:

          04:31 It is really hard to justify a defeat when your country outnumbers their at least 12 to 1, also considering chinese did get bullets and rifles along with artillery, lacking in comparison in only armor and aviation (even aviation was helped out by tiger squadron aka US pilots).

          O wait, we are talking about china, who got steamrolled by mongols when outnumbering them 100 to 1.

          LOL

        • Anonymous says:

          04:03 I think you should know your own history. Chinese language today is vastly different,not just from not being archiac, from chinese in the days of mongol conquest of china, as well as any other minority people conquests of china, which instead of ‘assimilating’, actually dramatically changed the social, hstorical, and cultural structure each time that happened. What is going on is that china likes to pretend that it has a long history of only briefly interrupted reign, while the truth is they are so thoroughly raped and defiled to the point where no one can even tell what it means to be ‘originally’ chinese. modern china is a mongrel nation that was conquered over and over again by outsiders, be it mongols, manchus, japanese, or else.

          Being conquered, bowing down to invaders and adopting their ways, than claiming you ‘assimilated’ them because they chose to use the name of your nation as a convenient political tool to keep your populace under check is like saying toilet paper used to wipe your ass is a symbol of your nation.

        • Anonymous says:

          Actually China would be a much smaller country while Japan would be a big imperialist country with covering almost half of China, Korea and many of the other islands from Philipines to New Guinea…

          But we wouldn’t have anime today, Japan wouldn’t be so technological developed instead relying on natural resources for its economy and the quality of life would be much worse.

        • Anonymous says:

          that’s because japan invaded underdeveloped countries in asia, used their people as slave labour and army while robbing their natural resources. That kind of coward’s tactic won’t work at present day

        • Anonymous says:

          China was already broken up into a dozen countries ruled by local warlords at the time. Know your history.

          Btw, Chinese wouldn’t be speaking Japanese, it would be the other way around. Look at Japanese migrants to Manchuria. Not to mention China was technically invaded and ruled by Mongolians for hundreds of years before WWII. Know any Chinese speaking Mongolian? Know any Mongolian speaking Mongolian? China assimilates everyone that comes into it.

          Be glad that we nuked Japs in WWII, or we would’ve been watching China-quality anime today…

    • Anonymous says:

      Your guys rolf , the problem is not about armies or not , it about the map , island resource and politica problem =.=, even you have giant armies you can’t invade anything you want , you need pass the ONU approve buy island or some right consent the asia .

  • Anonymous says:

    Hate to break it to Japan’s esteemed ambassador to China but ANYTHING you do will bring crisis and conflict with China. China loves to bring conflict and argument into a situation so they can pretend to take the moral high ground and say “The China side disapproves of the ‘s sides actions. We wish that the ‘s side will take a more responsible approach and come into line with the whole world (usually meaning Iran, Pakistan, Venezuela and North Korea) which knows we’re right.”

    Don’t claim it, they will and when they do take it they will claim the next island next to it and so forth. Japan needs to have a pair and for once I’m on Ishihara’s side even if he is a numbskull in the other 99% of things he does in life.

  • Anonymous says:

    why is Japan afraid of standing up against China? If we are not afraid to stand up against China despite having a very weak military, why should Japan not do so, after all they have better military than most armies in East Asia.

    • Anonymous says:

      Why does the man not fight a bear over a lolipop?
      It’s a bunch of dinky islands.

      “Better military than most armies in East Asia?”
      In East Asia, there’s China, and there’s everyone else. What good does ranking above the mighty Filipino army do?

      It’s just Ishihara seeking attention. Everyone else is trying to deal with all the real problems Japan faces, while spouting enough nationalist rhetoric to placate the right wing nuts.