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(Mainichi Daily News)   "Hated" U.S. presence in Okinawa actually singlehandedly supports the entire area   (mdn.mainichi.co.jp) divider line 207
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2003-05-30 04:18:23 PM
Also, don't forget about the time Mr Myagi and Daniel rescued all those people during that bad storm.
 
2003-05-30 04:46:17 PM
Having grown up in a tourist town, I can sympathize. There is a love-hate relationship with the people who trash your town but also pay most of your bills.
 
2003-05-30 05:06:43 PM
They're complaining? And we support them?

That's like biting the hand that rapes you.
 
2003-05-30 05:06:54 PM
"You can see everything inside the base so well, it's a little bit scary to think what a wonderful view you get of it," a Kadena Municipal Government official responsible for promoting the town's businesses tells Shukan Shincho. "From here, you can see from one end of Kadena Base to the other. You can see the fighter jets and cargo planes take off and land, watch the troops going through drills and see exactly how the buildings on the base are constructed."

This Shukan Shincho must be their marketing person. Did anyone else read this as, "Hey terrorists, come to our town to plan your attack on the American base!", or is it just me?
 
2003-05-30 05:51:56 PM
WOW
Check out the ad on the left:
"Dopey porno starlet bites into world of forbidden sticks"

Complete with hot asian chick
 
2003-05-30 06:18:51 PM
If it wasnt for those few soldiers who rape steal and murder, relations would be better there. Kick them out of the military and observe how things improve.
 
2003-05-30 07:32:03 PM
bah. as far as i'm concerned the whole country is american property. they are lucky we decided to let them have their country back and not only that but helped build it into an economic powerhouse.

what's the japanese word for "ungrateful biatches?"

before i get flamed by any japanese farkers, i think japanese automotive engineering is the world's best. it's more efficient than german and it blows away any garbage america produces. japan makes good stuff, yo. just has a sexist, immature culture.

what they need is some more marines, yes.
 
2003-05-30 09:56:25 PM
Having lived on Kadena Air Base for three years of High School, this article is very correct. If the military pulled out tomorrow, there would be very little to support the economy. That said, I never really encountered 'hatred' while I was there, My father came back with an Okinawan Wife, and in truth they are some of the kindest and friendliest people I've ever known.
 
2003-05-30 09:59:17 PM
The_Central_Scrutinizer, she's been discussed, see the previous Japan article today.
 
2003-05-30 10:00:58 PM
If they wouldn't wear those little school girl outfits-they wouldn't get the raped so much
 
2003-05-30 10:01:43 PM
Nihil8r,

You are a complete ass and I bet that you're American, too. Stop making the rest of us look bad with ignorant, childish comments like that. Our political leaders already do that well enough.
 
2003-05-30 10:02:31 PM
All your base are hated eyesores.
 
2003-05-30 10:02:34 PM
Christ, some of the comments in here make me more embarassed than usual to be an American.

/me looks at Nihil8r.
 
2003-05-30 10:03:24 PM
Even though that's a tabloid article, i gotta agree that they have a right to hate the US, after the rapage the stationed soldiers do, and the musrders and whatnot
 
2003-05-30 10:04:27 PM
Don't Okinawans realize how strategic their island is in Axis & Allies?
 
2003-05-30 10:05:08 PM
What's that smell? 30 kg of hash? Dopey wasn't called Dopey for nothing.
 
2003-05-30 10:07:29 PM
I lived on Okinawa for 11 years as a U.S. Marine. Had a great time. Some of the BEST SCUBA diving in the world with crystal clear water.

Not all people there are anti-american.
 
2003-05-30 10:09:17 PM
Well, perhaps if in the last century the country of Japan hadn't tried to ass-rape and enslave every person between San Francisco and Kabul, then we wouldn't be on that stinking island.
 
2003-05-30 10:09:36 PM
The older japanese are anti-american
 
2003-05-30 10:09:56 PM
Pull out the troops, let Japan pay for it's own defense (it can certainly afford it). It's a different country than it was in 1945...
 
2003-05-30 10:13:11 PM
They're complaining? And we support them?

That's like biting the hand that rapes you.


Leave, and see how fast they find another way of rebuilding the local economy, and live without you.

bah. as far as i'm concerned the whole country is american property. they are lucky we decided to let them have their country back and not only that but helped build it into an economic powerhouse.

what's the japanese word for "ungrateful biatches?"


Nice attitude, but considering US foreign policy, American's own the whole world yer?

before i get flamed by any japanese farkers, i think japanese automotive engineering is the world's best. it's more efficient than german and it blows away any garbage america produces. japan makes good stuff, yo. just has a sexist, immature culture.

How nice that you only approve of them, because they make nice cars. Almost akin to "I don't beat my slaves, because they harvest my wheat so well."

/particularly grumpy this morning =/
 
2003-05-30 10:15:05 PM
I think the japanese should kick out the americans, if only for the piss-poor treatment the americans give their Anime.

Would you like it if the japanese took a Spiderman comic and turned him into a child-raping cross-dressing cock-sucking super-fag? Now you understand how I feel about all the violence and satanic symbolism being yanked from Yu-Gi-Oh. Thank God I found a website where I can purchase unedited sub-titled DVDs of the series.
 
2003-05-30 10:15:39 PM
Top_Gizmo Hell yes! I got my advanced Padi certification while I was there, I used to go down to the Tsunabe Sea Wall very often after school and go for bit, and boat dives out to the islands could never lose!
 
2003-05-30 10:16:19 PM
Way to close tags! Go Me!
 
2003-05-30 10:18:27 PM
All there bases are still belong to us?
 
2003-05-30 10:23:22 PM
If anything americans are even more sexist than the japanese. Ever watch the regurgitated-by-the-FCC-Anime Beyblade? In the japanese version, there are both boy and girl characters. But when it came to the states, Hasbro suddenly decided that little girls should be playing with sexist Barbie dolls and not their version of Beyblades so all the girl characters were gender-bended into boys. What pigs!
 
2003-05-30 10:23:28 PM
We win again!
 
2003-05-30 10:24:17 PM
I would be careful to call Okinawans "Japanese" because most Japanese consider Okinawans below them, and most Okinawans resent the Japanese.

These are not the same people, per se. Not all Americans are Texans, but all Texans are Americans. However, just because a Texan is an American doesn't mean they are different people. They are.

If you want to single out Okinawans, that's fine. But their ideas are not the same as the typical Japanese from say Honshu or Hokkaido...
 
2003-05-30 10:24:54 PM
areN'T

/excuse me
 
2003-05-30 10:27:44 PM
Americans frequently get all upset when they hear of anti-Americanism... well, frankly, these people don't hate you for being you, let's get that straight. They hate you because of your government and it's policies. Get a government that gives half a shiat about any country that isn't on it's list of biatches and you'll see a striking decline in anti-American sentiment.
 
2003-05-30 10:29:37 PM
This is slightly tangential, but I used to think "Enola Gay" was a brand of margarine.
 
2003-05-30 10:32:56 PM
I just love this story... bolsters the argument that we should pull the bases from our erstwhile "allies" in Europe, as well. Wonder how long before they'd scream bloody murder that the fat American teat of hard currency is gone?
 
2003-05-30 10:33:23 PM
bluezmasta thats exactly how i read it
 
2003-05-30 10:33:45 PM
Fark_the_police:

How about we just elect the Libertarian party and just not give a fark about the rest of the world?

I sincerely wish we could do that for, oh, 8 years or so. I won't comment as to whether the world would be better off or not overall, but I'm sure you'd see some heads turn as they realize how much the US does help.
 
2003-05-30 10:33:45 PM
And Hasbro's Transformers G1 "Commorative" re-issues are a complete blaspheme to my wonderful childhood memories of Transformers. All the spring-loaded missile-launchers have either been disabled or the missiles were replaced with rediculously long, awkward, penis-envy pieces of plastic to keep retarded american children from killing themselves. If you're stupid enough to kill yourself playing with a toy then you don't deserve to live and your death is a blessing on the human race as a whole. Infact, why don't I come over to your house and shoot you with my Taraka G1 reissue Megatron with bullet launcher intack and put you out of your pathetic little-minded american life?Some of the names have been changed due to blood-sucking turd-lawyers putting copyrights on the most mudane things. FOR F*CK'S SAKE, IS IT REALLY NESSECARY TO TAKE A NAME AS COMMON AND AS USED AS HOTROD AND REMOVE IT FROM THE PUBLIC DOMAIN?!

In conclusion: JAPAN IZ TEH ROXOR AND AMERIKKKA IZ $HIT!!1!
 
2003-05-30 10:36:22 PM
That's like biting the hand that rapes you.

twenty bucks says this line is in Leno's opening monologue
 
2003-05-30 10:37:10 PM
w00t. Go Kadena! Anyone else here go to KES?
 
2003-05-30 10:38:34 PM
japanese have manners, are polite people, some americans are just plain idiots, nihil8r is one of them.
I have shared a bar with these loud american 18 year old navy idiots in japan, thinking they own the foreign land. They make me sick and make the nice americans look as bad.

/get out
 
2003-05-30 10:38:57 PM
Bluezmasta
Did anyone else read this as, "Hey terrorists, come to our town to plan your attack on the American base!", or is it just me?


That is precisely what I though when I read the article.


Now, on a different note... since most people are telling their likes and dislikes about Japan and the Japanese, I will do the same. I used to have a Japanese Girlfriend and all she wanted to do was fark, fark, fark, fark, fark, fark, fark, fark, fark, fark, fark, fark, fark, fark, fark, fark, fark, fark, fark, fark, fark, fark, fark, fark, and fark some more!!!! Man!!! Japanese women are complete and total fark Machines!!! Yeah Baby!!! God Bless Japanese fark Machine Women!!!
 
2003-05-30 10:43:36 PM
A Japanese rock performer tells Weekly Playboy (6/10) his right arm grew bigger from constantly . . . lifting the microphone stand.

Yep.... that's what I call that too.
 
2003-05-30 10:44:46 PM
Oruborus>

I was a KHS Panther.
 
2003-05-30 10:46:12 PM
Ghee, the they dislike the raping/ocuppying force? The nerve of these damn slant eyes!
 
2003-05-30 10:46:40 PM
Why exactly does the U.S. still occupy Okinawa? Is it the good scuba diving and crystal clear waters? I'm just curious what exactly all those soldiers do there.
 
2003-05-30 10:47:53 PM
Control: good line.
 
2003-05-30 10:49:25 PM
My F1R5T SUBMISS1uN!!

W00t!!

/:)
 
2003-05-30 10:49:27 PM
I was at Kadena from 81-84 (K-2). Fun times.
 
2003-05-30 10:52:37 PM
Dukkha

Keep our eye on the chinks.
 
2003-05-30 10:53:13 PM
I mean Maus
 
2003-05-30 10:55:41 PM
A lot of people hate the military being around, that is what it seems like here on Oahu. They hate it but they can't live with out it, soldiers put so much money into the economy, we buy more beer than any other organization. Damned if you do, Damned if you don't, they hate us, but if we leave, lots of jobs are lost and even more sales are lost. People always have to biatch about something, if it is fixed then they will lfind something else to biatch about.
 
2003-05-30 10:58:37 PM
I thought they love us longtime.
 
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