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JAPAN RAISING TERROR THREAT LEVEL TONIGHT (ON GUARD AGAINST N.KOREAN AGENTS AFTER U.N. ACTION)
Yomiuri News (in Japanese) Tokyo ^ | 12 October 2006 | Yomiuri Japanese News (Translated)

Posted on 10/11/2006 7:11:54 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo

Story in Japanese at the link above.

And here:

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20061012-00000101-yom-pol

By the Government of Japan, in response to North Korea's threat earlier today to treat 'severe sanctions' as a defacto 'declaration of war'.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Japan; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alert; dprk; japan; jietai; keisatsu; kimjongil; nkorea; northkorea; nuclear; nukes; paginggodzilla; sanctions; terror; terrorism; threats; tokyo; un; war
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Save your admonishment.

Since your know nothing of me, my home is resident to a Japanese garden which is now in year four.

I have multiple bonsais and am immersed in the post WWII legacy of dual alliance and the historical aspects of Japanese culture.


51 posted on 10/11/2006 7:44:55 PM PDT by Hilltop
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To: KoRn

I expect Japan or S.Korea to supply the bulk of the troops. We'll probably provide naval and air force backup. Why? I think we're headed for war with Iran and our troops in Iraq are crucial. See the link for where military exercises will be conducted.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1717718/posts


52 posted on 10/11/2006 7:45:03 PM PDT by conservativepoet
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To: Hilltop

I believe the extended version is Arigato sahi masu.


53 posted on 10/11/2006 7:45:14 PM PDT by panaxanax
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To: panaxanax



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54 posted on 10/11/2006 7:46:25 PM PDT by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: OPS4

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55 posted on 10/11/2006 7:47:05 PM PDT by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: proud_yank

A declaration of war is unnecessary, as the armistice has been violated 12 ways from Sunday.


56 posted on 10/11/2006 7:47:08 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Islam delenda est)
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To: Hilltop

Thats wonderful.


57 posted on 10/11/2006 7:47:18 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (..is an American allright, but is not in Japan, folks. Thanks for letting me keep the moniker.)
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To: JennysCool

YEAH like Lucy Liu from Kill Bill Vol 1


58 posted on 10/11/2006 7:47:33 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: SevenofNine

Ha! She'd get it done...


59 posted on 10/11/2006 7:49:24 PM PDT by JennysCool
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To: JennysCool

I knew she was bad*** when she took that head of sexist mobster in Kill Bill Vol 1


60 posted on 10/11/2006 7:51:42 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: Hilltop; AmericanInTokyo

American in Tokyo

is a beloved FREEPER . . . He's virtually always quite accurate and well informed re his facts. He tends to be more gracious than not. He has a big heart. He is tirelessly responsible.

It appears that it might be a stretch to measure up to his standard for a number of folks.

I, for one, hope that respect and charity are extended to him for his many services to FR by way of his astute and informed perspective on that region of the world for the rest of FR.


61 posted on 10/11/2006 7:53:42 PM PDT by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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To: ladyjane; muawiyah; Hilltop; WestVirginiaRebel; AmericanInTokyo
ladyjane: Some Koreans are still very angry at the Japanese. What goes around comes around.

Others: "This is about Mini-Me, not what happened during WW2 or earlier." "This is 2006, you seem to reside in a parallel universe trapped in a time warp."

No. Ladyjane and muawiyah are talking about an Asian perspective. We look at it from a very American "short-term" historical perspective.

Asia has grudges that go way further back than Islamists ever thought of. WW2 was a blip on the timeline to them.

It doesn't make any sense to us, but that's the way it is. The hatred over borders over there is tremendous, like it was in the US in 1861. At times, the Japanese were the damnyankees, and now they're civilization's best buddies. When we look at the way these people react, we had better put our Asia perspective caps on!

62 posted on 10/11/2006 7:53:48 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

"which will bring down the wrath of Bushbots on me,"

I think military action was always a last-ditch option with DPRK for bush, for obvious reasons (bloodbath potential, chinese/russian issues), but Iraq is probably the one country the US could most easily invade and occupy after afghanistan from an international politics view and from a military view, compared to iran and dprk. I also believe the outcome 3 1/2 years later is iraq is something the administration would not have believed likely or desirable in march 03.


63 posted on 10/11/2006 7:54:18 PM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Japan won't ask for any green light to be 'given'. They will simply move ahead per what is in their national interest and right of self preservation. If we were them, we would do the same.

As of 1992... Japanese Air Force: 46,000 servicemen and 330 combat-ready aircraft divided into 3 ground attack, 9 fighter, 1 recon, and 5 transport squadrons Japanese Navy: 45,800 sailors and 146 warships including 21 submarines, 55 destroyers and frigates, 39 minesweepers, 9 patrol craft, and 9 amphibious ships. Japanese Army: 156,000 soldiers divided into 1 armored division, 1 airborne brigade, 1 artillary brigade, 1 anti-aircraft brigade, and 12 infantry divisions. ...it would seem as if they can take care of themselves.
64 posted on 10/11/2006 7:55:29 PM PDT by Old_Mil (http://www.constitutionparty.com/)
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To: panaxanax

You seem to be well versed in the language of Japan.

There are multiple dialects, I'm curious can you name them?

We'll correspond in Japanese if you wish.


65 posted on 10/11/2006 7:56:05 PM PDT by Hilltop
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To: conservativepoet
It would seem that N.Korea may interfere with US actions against Iran.

It would seem that way...

66 posted on 10/11/2006 7:56:37 PM PDT by GOPJ (Zucker ad mocking democrats: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h3GPc_yMCE)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel; Godzilla; All

PINGING FR Godzilla there is user named Godzilla on FR


67 posted on 10/11/2006 7:58:25 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: Quix

I suggest, before you include me in your reply that you read his response to my post.


68 posted on 10/11/2006 7:59:13 PM PDT by Hilltop
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Thank you so much, AmericanInTokyo, for posting this! BTTT!


69 posted on 10/11/2006 8:00:22 PM PDT by Chena ("I'm not young enough to know everything." (Oscar Wilde))
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To: Quix
Thank you. I have had a short temper a bit these days, though. Sorry.

By the way, here are some photos of stuff seized by the Japanese from North Korean agents who had infiltrated Japan in the past, including the actual transport vessel they sunk after a ferocious gun battle .

Note the spy equipment (coding sheets):

Anyone with a decent AM radio tuner in downtown Tokyo can turn on 657khz at night and hear Radio Pyongyang broadcasting the instructions into Japan right in the open...reading the code for the agents in place.

Some of the agents are no doubt trained in the placement of WMD, such as sarin or VX gas, or other forms of sabotage and confusion.

70 posted on 10/11/2006 8:01:24 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (..is an American allright, but is not in Japan, folks. Thanks for letting me keep the moniker.)
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To: proud_yank

You said -- "How sweet it would be if Japan took out Lil' Kimmie."

I didn't know that they had that kind of military capability...

Regards,
Star Traveler

P.S. -- I thought that was what China was trying to prevent, that is, having Japan build up their military strength. If Japan already is at that kind of capability and means for defense against North Korea (already), what is China trying to prevent (in regards to Japan's military capabilities)?


71 posted on 10/11/2006 8:02:11 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: sam_paine
SOme Japanese are still smarting over the damyo hiring the Emishi to lord it over them.

They are different ~ really different when it comes to their digestive systems ~

72 posted on 10/11/2006 8:02:17 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Hilltop

Gojira.


73 posted on 10/11/2006 8:03:18 PM PDT by Bogey78O (<thinking of new tagline>)
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To: Hilltop; AmericanInTokyo

I'm tired but I clicked all the way back in sequence to post #1.

It appeared to me that AmericanIn Tokyo was a bit more charitable and moderate in tone.

It may be that I'm more familiar with him. I'm certainly thankful for his many tireless reports to FR in a long list of situations seeking info from that region. And, when I was in Taipei, I greatly appreciated his perspective on our region.

I really hate to see folks get testy with one another from either side. I particularly hate to see it toward a closer respected friend.

Yes, AITokyo can be quite strong in tone. I haven't noticed any brittleness of any significance on his part yet in this thread.


74 posted on 10/11/2006 8:03:50 PM PDT by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; KoRn
If it means moving troops from Iraq into that area, then so be it.

AIT, you don't have to bring the wrath of the Bushbots if you've got a valid point. =D

But I get tired of hearing this "stretched too thin by Iraq" mantra. That's total BS.

There's almost zero Air-Force assets being used in Iraq right now. B-2s are bored. There's no subs needed in Iraq to patrol the Sea of Japan. And finally, we have at least two real allies in Asia, if you count South Korea!

You need boots on the ground to occupy Iraq. Occupying North Korea would be a ridiculous idea (we been there, couldn't do that).

Whatever US troops are in SK now are not going to stop the NK artillery bombardment of Seoul, anyway.

75 posted on 10/11/2006 8:04:07 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: WoofDog123

well, those are darn good points you've brought up. nobody here I think had predicted or even dreamed that Iraq would have turned out as rotten for us as it has and currently is, after three years, coming up on four, there. hindsight 20/20 I guess. me, and you, and many others were watching N.K. all the while, never taking our eyes off the considerably larger world threat


76 posted on 10/11/2006 8:04:16 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (..is an American allright, but is not in Japan, folks. Thanks for letting me keep the moniker.)
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To: Star Traveler

NUCLEAR WEAPONS


77 posted on 10/11/2006 8:05:20 PM PDT by conservativepoet
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To: muawiyah

damyo too! (Bunny, pancake!)


78 posted on 10/11/2006 8:05:49 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Maybe I'm blind to your flaws on this thread. But I sure appreciate your tireless contributions to FR from that region. And I'll always have a warm spot in my heart for you as we shared that region,somethwat together, for so long.


79 posted on 10/11/2006 8:05:51 PM PDT by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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To: SevenofNine
hi SevenofNine. well, whattya know, I caught you over here on the Japanese thread! :-) Welcome.

Maybe the Tiger is sleeping right now. I've pinged him just in case.

80 posted on 10/11/2006 8:06:07 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (..is an American allright, but is not in Japan, folks. Thanks for letting me keep the moniker.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

So 657khz is a number station?


81 posted on 10/11/2006 8:06:10 PM PDT by NinoFan
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Arigatou gozaimasu!


82 posted on 10/11/2006 8:07:19 PM PDT by Dajjal
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Wouldn't a Korean stick out almost as bad as Gaijin?
83 posted on 10/11/2006 8:08:26 PM PDT by Dead Dog (What Would Mohammad Do? WWMD)
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To: sam_paine
"There's almost zero Air-Force assets being used in Iraq right now.

That's true. I'd imagine any action against North Korea or even Iran would be mainly from the air. The only ground forces we may send would certainly be special forces.

84 posted on 10/11/2006 8:08:58 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: AmericanInTokyo
If we were them, we would do the same.

I only hope.

85 posted on 10/11/2006 8:09:13 PM PDT by Dead Dog (What Would Mohammad Do? WWMD)
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To: conservativepoet

You said -- "NUCLEAR WEAPONS"

When did Japan become a member of the nuclear club. I would think that they are prevented from joining that club by the non-proliferation treaty. Of course, that doesn't (apparently) pertain to Pakistan, Iran or North Korea (of course).

But, then again, like I said before -- wasn't that *exactly* what China was endeavoring to prevent, by "reeling in" North Korea. But, then again, maybe China doesn't have such "good control" over them...

Regards,
Star Traveler


86 posted on 10/11/2006 8:09:35 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Well I live IN SO CAL so I am not sleep NOT YET LOL!

HEY AIT I presume you hear about Chia Pet little nuke test on Sunday night


87 posted on 10/11/2006 8:09:35 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: Star Traveler

I must have misunderstood your question because they do not have nuclear weapons for the moment. I thought you were asking what China is trying to prevent concerning the Japanese military. The answer to that question is nuclear weapons.


88 posted on 10/11/2006 8:12:11 PM PDT by conservativepoet
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To: NinoFan

657khz is not a number station per say. it is the strong watt broadcast of Radio Pyongyang with regular programming all day. However, it plays the numbers just after the station ID, usually starting around 5 minutes after midnight Japan Time daily. The DPRK bitch who reads them out to the spies in Japan goes on for about four or five minutes. There is a site on the internet; somebody in Japan once recorded it and audio streams it online


89 posted on 10/11/2006 8:14:17 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (..is an American allright, but is not in Japan, folks. Thanks for letting me keep the moniker.)
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To: WoofDog123; AmericanInTokyo; KoRn
Iraq is probably the one country the US could most easily invade and occupy after afghanistan

On the other hand, think of where we'd be today with Kimmy going nuts and still having Saddam active over there.

You can say that NoKor is taking the advantage of us being in Iraq to wreak mischief.....but then you could also guess that had the USA gone hard after Kimmy instead of Iraq- that Saddam might've stepped up his meddling in Palestine/Israel, or who knows what over there.

As Billy Joel said, "We didn't start the fire..."

90 posted on 10/11/2006 8:14:40 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: WoofDog123
If they'd had the chance to talk to Jwadeh at Indiana University (he passed on before the occupation) I think he'd let them know that we'd have to be much more brutal than we planned to get it fully under control.

Did you know most adult Iraqis have teeth ground down from eating bread made from stone ground flour? Gotta' have an impact on their attitude.

91 posted on 10/11/2006 8:15:20 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: proud_yank
LOL What does 'arigoto' mean?

He's going to touch your moustache. Tell him not to.

92 posted on 10/11/2006 8:15:52 PM PDT by Physicist
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To: AmericanInTokyo
From your response we can guess you understand spoken Korean, right?

And you picked that up in the Army when they trained you to monitor the North.

You have since retied to a civilian job in Japan that pays well and may involve your listening in on NK broadcasts ~ or not ~ just something you do to keep up on the accent.

93 posted on 10/11/2006 8:17:47 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: KoRn

"Bouncing the rubble" I think they call it!

I'm afraid that after North Korea is freed that Seoul will be shelled into looking like North Korea, and, well, the USAF will put North Korea into Stone Age minus one.


94 posted on 10/11/2006 8:18:18 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Physicist
Or better yet, for the linguist freepers here, say the following three, in their Japanese equivalents, one after the other, quickly:

Evening. This Morning. Every Morning.

Hopefully you are not drinking milk and leaning over the keyboard at the same time.

95 posted on 10/11/2006 8:18:35 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (..is an American allright, but is not in Japan, folks. Thanks for letting me keep the moniker.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo


Thanks for the posting and translation.


96 posted on 10/11/2006 8:19:31 PM PDT by onyx (We have two political parties: the American Party and the Anti-American Party.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Re #4

So this is what N. Koreans meant by 'physical response' ?

97 posted on 10/11/2006 8:19:49 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: muawiyah
Oh man, everyone in TYO knows about 657khz. English teachers, missionaries, businesspeople, students. It is a funny discussion over a few beers at an akachochin.
98 posted on 10/11/2006 8:21:13 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (..is an American allright, but is not in Japan, folks. Thanks for letting me keep the moniker.)
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To: Dead Dog
?

WIth a gazillion Japanese who can pass for Korean, and vice versa, (for a variety of reasons going back millenia), not sure that question is meaningful.

Modern Koreans probably have a bit more Tibetan in their lines than the Japanese, and less Jomon, but they both have a touch of Hakka, and unless you have the really flat Moon face look, that's a pretty dominant "face" in both countries ~ except among the Emishi and Ainu.

Hard to stick out in that crowd!

99 posted on 10/11/2006 8:22:28 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: sam_paine

Boils down to our being in Iraq is to keep tempers in check in the oil producing world and to keep the islamonuts from shutting down the 21st Century. Economically, defensively,...


100 posted on 10/11/2006 8:23:57 PM PDT by elli1
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