Japan has said it was considering whether a pre-emptive strike on the North's missile bases would violate its constitution, signaling a hardening stance ahead of a possible U.N. Security Council vote on Tokyo's proposal for sanctions against the regime. 

Japan was badly rattled by North Korea's missile tests last week and several government officials openly discussed whether the country ought to take steps to better defend itself, including setting up the legal framework to allow Tokyo to launch a pre-emptive strike against Northern missile sites. 

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Should Japan attack North Korea before they are attacked?
Japan has said it was considering whether a pre-emptive strike on the North`s missile bases would violate its constitution, signaling a hardening stance ahead of a possible U.N. Security Council vote on Tokyo`s proposal for sanctions against the regime.

Japan was badly rattled by North Korea`s missile tests last week and several government officials openly discussed whether the country ought to take steps to better defend itself, including setting up the legal framework to allow Tokyo to launch a pre-emptive strike against Northern missile sites.

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15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 7/26/06 - 6:20:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
Great give America another excuse to rape and pilage other countries..."oh uh, Japan is fighting? We better go back them up!"
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 7/26/06 - 6:22:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
Japan only has a self defence force, they can't initiate anything.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 7/26/06 - 6:24:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/26/2006 6:22:46 PM Kaneda wrote:
Japan only has a self defence force, they can't initiate anything.

That's what I thought. It's like part of their constitution isn't it?

15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 7/26/06 - 6:24:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yep.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 7/26/06 - 6:24:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not to mention China would be pissed.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 7/26/06 - 6:25:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm not convinced that China would full support North Korea if it came to war.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 7/26/06 - 6:26:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
That's a great photo.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 7/26/06 - 6:28:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/26/2006 6:25:29 PM Kaneda wrote:
I'm not convinced that China would full support North Korea if it came to war.

I suppose they have too much to lose if they did support them fully.

15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 7/26/06 - 6:29:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
Like friends in the US
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 8/6/06 - 10:14:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
are you kidding me? i just got this question 4 times in a row.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 8/6/06 - 10:17:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes yes, as soon as possible.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 8/6/06 - 10:30:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/26/2006 6:22:46 PM Kaneda wrote:
Japan only has a self defence force, they can't initiate anything.


You are such a fecking idiot Kaneda graduate of Barber College.

The Japs have firepower,only they don't flaunt it.
They have F16's, F15's & F14's along with a very modern navy that could shell the sh*t out of a luanch site off of the coast. They are more than capable of taking out any launch site in N. Korea if they wanted to.

15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 8/6/06 - 10:31:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
problem is, Japan might lose.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 8/6/06 - 10:32:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/6/2006 10:31:45 PM Abzurd wrote:
problem is, Japan might lose.

They should be used to it by now.

15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/7/06 - 12:41:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/6/2006 10:32:54 PM S916Dave wrote:
On 8/6/2006 10:31:45 PM Abzurd wrote: problem is, Japan might lose. They should be used to it by now.

How do you figure? After repelling hundreds of invaders from the Asian mainland and having experienced much internal conflict. The only war they lost was WW2.

15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/7/06 - 12:44:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/6/2006 10:30:57 PM S916Dave wrote:
On 7/26/2006 6:22:46 PM Kaneda wrote: Japan only has a self defence force, they can't initiate anything. You are such a fecking idiot Kaneda graduate of Barber College. The Japs have firepower,only they don't flaunt it. They have F16's, F15's & F14's along with a very modern navy that could shell the sh*t out of a luanch site off of the coast. They are more than capable of taking out any launch site in N. Korea if they wanted to.

Dude...get a clue. It's in Japans CONSTITUTION that they can't attack another country. They take it VERY seriously over there.

Of course they have the MEANS to attack (which was your point)....just that they wouldn't unless it was in DEFENCE. (Kind of self-explanatory really....Self-Defence-Force)

Of course if they ammended their constitution....

15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/7/06 - 12:59:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
I am against hitting North Korea with anything! If you want to attack that starving, oppressed country, hit the leader. Did you guys not see the documentary of N. Korea on CNN? It's repulsive. He gets to eat three or more meals a day, and his people are starving. The PEOPLE of that country, the HUMBLE PEOPLE of that country did nothing to anyone; be it Japan, United States or anyone else. It is the leader who should be punished in a court of law! To send a message to those who wish to oppress, starve, rape, or take away our human liberties! That's why I just want Hussain to get punish because that will send a message to those who do evil to their fellow homo sapiens; and other animals if that be the case; that THEY CANNOT GET AWAY WITH IT! Genocide is NOT ACCEPTED AND WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/7/06 - 4:16:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/6/2006 10:30:57 PM S916Dave wrote:
On 7/26/2006 6:22:46 PM Kaneda wrote: Japan only has a self defence force, they can't initiate anything. You are such a fecking idiot Kaneda graduate of Barber College. The Japs have firepower,only they don't flaunt it. They have F16's, F15's & F14's along with a very modern navy that could shell the sh*t out of a luanch site off of the coast. They are more than capable of taking out any launch site in N. Korea if they wanted to.

Yes, like I said, they have a self defence force.

15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 8/9/06 - 10:48:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
They can justify a first strike as self defense if they needed to.


So, you are wrong on both counts, Barber College Boy.

15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/10/06 - 9:52:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't understand what you mean by Barber College.

There is no way Japan could initiate an attack without full support from America, and even if they could, they wouldn't.

15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/10/06 - 9:54:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
As an afterthought, just think what China would do if Japan were the one to initiate attacks on N.Korea.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/14/06 - 12:09:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
China would probably be thankful that the Japs took care of the problem and now they wouldn't have to get involved and look like the bad guy to the N. Koreans.

Japan will do what it needs to do in order to protect itself if they feel threatened. Any country would do that and justify it under "Defense".

Barber College, its where you graduated from, ding dong.

15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/14/06 - 2:40:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/14/2006 12:09:49 AM S916Dave wrote:
China would probably be thankful that the Japs took care of the problem and now they wouldn't have to get involved and look like the bad guy to the N. Koreans.

Don't be silly. Unless you've been living under a rock for the past couple of hundred years you'd know how much resentment there still is between Japan and China. If Japan attacked China's ally it would whip them up into such a rage We'd surely see WWIII.

I still don't get the 'Barber College' joke. Is it an American thing?

15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/15/06 - 2:37:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
China wouldnt bother with Japan, they have much larger plans in the works.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/15/06 - 2:40:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/15/2006 2:37:47 AM S916Dave wrote:
China wouldnt bother with Japan, they have much larger plans in the works.

I disagree. The level of hatred that still exists over there would undoubtedly have some kind of effect.


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