Japan wants the fighters US refused to sell Canberralink
Japan, U.S. hold joint Raptor drills this weeklink
It might be that the U.S. will not sell Raptor to Japan.
Some say nuclear weapon is much cheaper, but you have to assure the US first that the U.S. will take hegemony in Asia even if Japan develops a nuclear weapon.
Japanese military officials will visit Germany and examine Bundeswehr military equipment, such as the Eurofighter jet, choppers and submarines, the news magazine said.link
Anything will do. Buy Eurofighter if it works.
Tuesday April 24, 2:59 PM
2 Kitty Hawk crewmen convicted of robbery in Kanagawa
(Kyodo) _ Two crewmen from the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk were given suspended terms Tuesday for skipping out on a restaurant bill and beating the restaurant manager who chased them down in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, last December.
The Yokohama District Court sentenced both Seaman Apprentice Brian Burgess, 21, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey Turner, 24, of the U.S. flattop based in Yokosuka, also in Kanagawa, to three years in prison, suspended for five years.
"They drank too much despite being supervised by the military to maintain discipline. The crime in which servicemen on active duty used physical force against an ordinary citizen is vicious," Presiding Judge Kenichi Kurita said in handing down the ruling.
The two drank alcohol in the Kamakura restaurant on the night of last Dec. 10, left without paying a bill of about 24,000 yen, and hit the restaurant's 41-year-old manager in the face and other body parts, seriously injuring him, after he chased them down.
Just pay a bill,