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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on November 17th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Tweet of the Day: Japanese Troops To Deploy to Philippines

I wonder if this is the first time since World War II Japan has deployed troops to the Philippines?

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  • Larry Anderson
    5:17 pm on November 17th, 2013 1

    I have been here in Tagbilaran City, Bohol PH since first of Sept. with family of wife, 7, 13,14 15 year old children, wife and 32 yr old severely handicapped son, Spina Bifida AO related. I could tell so many stories and heart break, hardships, etc. but also of so many who are so helpful Filipinos tend to have a short memory of ills, no bad feelins of the Japanese as a whole so no problem, they are so welcome. BUT PLEASE ANYONE ELSE CAN HELP TOO. GOV. Edgar Chatto of Bohol needs help for the people here too, medical, shelters, elecricity etc. There is no electricy for thousads, of 1.3 million there is no power for the entire province and will not be unless help intervenes for several weeks months or a year. It is so hard, really in dark ages. I charge my system and phones paying fees so I could spend a little time communicating on Laptop at night. I have been helping many patients with medical care and supplies, family and so many others doing what they can do to package, send and deliver aid but all are tired, worn out, exhausted in many ways and still abt 350,000 homeless. We are needing shelters and medical attention STAT. Dr. John Paul Camello, a young Filipino surgeon has been exhaustively working without pay or compesation since the earth was still shaking. Still working non stop he has helped so many I had brought to him and much more of those he has treated in Loon especially hardest hit here. I have had donations to help directly but there is an organization also I am trying to support too, 100% to the people and request of the Governor personally. Every cent to help and with my own money leaving my family broke too but we have sufficient not like the people unable to do anything. WE NEED THE PACIFIC FLEET TO CONTACT GOV. CHATTO and come here, it is not Leyto alone needing help. PLEASE if anyone has ability to contact politicians and military command ask that Gov. Chatto’s office be contacted and help here.
    Edgar Chatto Gov.
    Edchatto :twisted: (direct email to himself so use carefully please)

    Alo of the organization I work with for shelter and medical care, no red tape. This organization is hq in US and I believe is also tax exempt.

    $1000 pays for a house, shelter immediate and can be put together in 4 days, meets with specifiied criteria approved by PH government

  • Denny
    6:55 pm on November 17th, 2013 2

    Japanese minister says he didn’t mean to praise Hitler in speech

    A leading Japanese government minister Thursday retracted a statement that had been widely interpreted as praising Hitler’s scrapping of Germany’s pre-World War II Weimar constitution.

    “Germany’s Weimar Constitution was changed before anyone noticed,” Japan’s Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso was quoted as saying during an address to a conservative think tank earlier in the week. “It was changed before anyone was aware. Why don’t we learn from that technique.”

    The subject of the speech was constitutional revision and observers interpreted Aso’s words as suggesting that Tokyo should take Nazi Germany as a model in changing its pacifist constitution.

    In its day, the Weimar constitution was regarded as the most progressive in Europe.

    On Thursday, Aso said his intention had been to seek a calm and in-depth debate on the constitution. He said he wanted to avoid the kind of turmoil that he said helped Hitler change the democratic constitution established by Germany’s Weimar government after World War I.

  • Avatar of Leon LaPorteLeon LaPorte
    7:01 pm on November 17th, 2013 3

    In June 1992, the National Diet passed a UN Peacekeeping Cooperation Law which permitted the SDF to participate in UN medical, refugee repatriation, logistical support, infrastructural reconstruction, election-monitoring, and policing operations under strictly limited conditions.

    The non-combatant participation of the SDF in the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) in conjunction with Japanese diplomatic efforts contributed to the successful implementation of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords for Cambodia. In May 1993, the SDF deployed fifty-three peacekeepers to Mozambique to participate in the United Nations Operation in Mozambique.

    In 2004, the Japanese government ordered a deployment of troops to Iraq at the behest of the United States.

    In 2005, Japan briefly deployed a humanitarian mission to Indonesia following the Tsunami.

    Six Japan Ground Self-Defense Force officers were deployed to Nepal as part of a UN-mandated peacekeeping mission to enforce a ceasefire between government forces and communist rebels.

    Japan provided logistics units for the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force Zone, which supervises the buffer zone in the Golan Heights, monitors Israeli and Syrian military activities, and assists local civilians.

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force deployed a force off the coast of Somalia to protect Japanese ships from Somali Pirates. The force consists of two destroyers (manned by approximately 400 sailors), patrol helicopters, speedboats, eight officers of the Japan Coast Guard to collect criminal evidence and handle piracy suspects, a force of commandos from the elite Special Boarding Unit, and P-3 Orion patrol aircraft in the Gulf of Aden. On 19 June 2009, the Japanese Parliament finally passed an anti-piracy bill, which allows their force to protect non Japanese vessels. In May 2010, Japan announced it intended to build a permanent naval base in Djibouti to provide security for Japanese ships against Somali pirates. Construction of the JSDF Counter-Piracy Facility in Djibouti commenced in July 2010, completed in June 2011 and opened on 1 July 2011. Initially, the base was to house approximately 170 JSDF personnel and include administrative, housing, medical, kitchen/dining, and recreational facilities as well as an aircraft maintenance hangar and parking apron. The base now houses approximately 200 personnel and two P3C aircraft.

    In the aftermath of an earthquake in Haiti, Japan deployed a contingent of troops, including engineers with bulldozers and heavy machinery, to assist the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti.

  • Glans
    7:43 pm on December 16th, 2013 4

    Japan plans to build up its military and to strengthen its cooperation with the United States, Australia, Southeast Asian countries, India, and South Korea. Linda Sieg and Takenaka Kiyoshi report for Reuters.

  • Larry Anderson
    9:22 pm on December 16th, 2013 5

    Japan has been here in the Philippines along with many other nations, greatly benefiting the people and giving back to those whom have shared so much. Korea I learned yesterday, is also now committed for a year to rebuild part of Leyte in the Philippines. Always good to see nations come together as allies and friends. They will need eath other much more in years to come.


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