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  • How to prevent territorial disputes leading to hostilities

    Just buy the place!

    Japan govt. 'in final stage of negotiations' to buy 3 of the disputed Senkaku Islands for about 2 billion yen

    The central government is in the final stage of negotiations to buy three of the Senkaku Islands in Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture, directly from the owner for about 2 billion yen, according to sources close to the government.

    From: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national...003743.htm(Sep. 4, 2012)
    "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell

  • #2
    We have something in the USA called Eminent Domain. The governing body tells the owner they are getting bought out and then tells the owner how much they are worth! It isn't always a fair price either! Often times they are given the local property assessment value (what they pay the local governments taxes on). Often times these values are dated and LOW! The local Property Assessor knows he won't get reelected if he values property too high!

    I am surprised MacArthur didn't put this in the Japanese constitution!

    Pruitt
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    Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

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    • #3
      How will that prevent anything? The problem is, whether the island as claimed by japan is privately or publicly "owned", the other claimants won't recognize it anyway.
      "We have no white flag."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by GMan88 View Post
        How will that prevent anything? The problem is, whether the island as claimed by japan is privately or publicly "owned", the other claimants won't recognize it anyway.
        I was thinking along the lines of, since the islands are privately owned, why doesn't China buy them?

        How much of the current U.S. was bought? Quite a lot I think.


        Philip
        "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell

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        • #5
          IMHO, since China (and other claimants) don't recognize foreign ownership, to even "inquire" would be an admission that it is indeed owned by others. Not to mention, even if the civilian were willing to sell, nothing's stopping the japanese government from stopping the sale.
          "We have no white flag."

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