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On the 120th Anniversary of the Treaty of Shimonoseki - April 17, 2015. [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2015-4-19 15:05:28 |Display all floors
This post was edited by abramicus at 2015-4-19 15:12

This time, it is serious.  As Japan reclaims the first piece of land it took from China, 120 years ago, the Diaoyudao islands, aka Senkaku Islands, the prospect of war in East Asia, and perhaps the rest of the world, seems inevitable.

Of course, China may just be a paper tiger.  Wisfhully so, for the sake of Japan, that is.  But the die is cast.

Japan has crossed the Rubicon.

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Post time 2015-4-20 03:21:54 |Display all floors
With China's rapid improvement in its defense capabilities, it is also quite possible that having stood on the banks of the Rubicon for so long, Japan might have panicked when the Rubicon widened suddenly and Japan found itself in the river without ever so much as stepping forward a single step.

At any rate, it is all coming to a head, and in the next two years, a conclusion would be found.

Japan will either walk back to dry land, or be swept away by the Rubicon.  As for crossing it, that would take another world war to decide its outcome.  Defeat or victory, which is more probable?  Don't ask the holdovers of the old imperial government, who are used to manipulating their emperor for their own personal gains and ego trips, but rather, ask the Japanese emperor and his heir - they gave up absolute dynastic power in order to save Japan - are they going to allow a diehard from a failed past to negate Japan's future, and all that they sacrificed for?

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