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Japan: 2 Explosions Heard Near US Naval Base
Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/13

Posted on 11/28/2013 11:48:02 PM PST by Eleutheria5

Two explosions were heard near the US Air Force base located near the Japanese capital of Tokyo.

Japanese police and US officials reported that remnants of two IED's (Improvised Explosive Device) had been found in the area.

No caualties...

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Japan; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: china; detonate; explosion; explosions; ied; japan; japanexplosion; keeponshopping; navalbase; nothingtoseehere; republicofkorea; terrorism; terroristattack; tokyo; usbase; usnavalbase; usnavy; waronterror; yokota; yokotaafb
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1 posted on 11/28/2013 11:48:02 PM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5; Cindy

Bump


2 posted on 11/28/2013 11:50:08 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

No idea what to make of this. Wow.


3 posted on 11/28/2013 11:51:33 PM PST by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: Eleutheria5

Japanese police and US officials reported that remnants of two IED’s (Improvised Explosive Device) had been found in the area.

No caualties have been reported.


4 posted on 11/28/2013 11:51:51 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

btt


5 posted on 11/28/2013 11:57:03 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: lonevoice

ping!


6 posted on 11/29/2013 12:00:07 AM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: Eleutheria5

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — A home-made cannon likely fired “projectiles” at Yokota Air Base on Thursday night, according to U.S. and Japanese officials.

Residents near the base, which serves as headquarters for U.S. Forces Japan, reported explosions at about 11.30 p.m., according to a Tokyo Metropolitan Police spokesman.

Police found two metal pipes, lead wire and a battery in an empty lot about 350 meters east of the base. Partly buried, the pipes pointed toward the base, said a spokesman for Tachikawa Police, which initially responded to the calls.

Yokota spokesman Capt. Ray Geoffroy confirmed the discovery of improvised launching devices near the base but said there are no reports of injuries or damage.

Jonathan Revell, 38, of Smyrna, Tenn., said he heard two loud bangs Thursday night from his home on the east side of the base. He went outside to investigate but didn’t hear any emergency vehicles responding.

“I thought it was kind of odd to hear fireworks at 11 p.m.,” he said. “I’ve been here a little over two years, and it’s the first time I’ve heard anything like that.”

Police and U.S. military officials have been searching for any “projectiles” that may have been fired, but none had been found as of Friday morning, the spokesman said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, the spokesman said.

An anti-U.S. military, left-wing extremist group known as Kakurokyo has carried out similar attacks. The group is thought to be responsible for home-made mortar rockets found in November 2009 just outside Yokota and December 2009 near Naval Air Facility Atsugi.


7 posted on 11/29/2013 12:08:23 AM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Eleutheria5

There are few, if any, Muslims in Japan. The Japanese government makes it a point to keep them out.

But there are Koreans. Are any from North Korea?


8 posted on 11/29/2013 12:09:19 AM PST by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

ping


9 posted on 11/29/2013 12:11:42 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SatinDoll

My first thought was something to do with the Chinese and the problem with the island.


10 posted on 11/29/2013 12:21:40 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Sounds like the “mortars” which the IRA would use.


11 posted on 11/29/2013 12:32:03 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Thank you for the ping, Jet Jaguar.


12 posted on 11/29/2013 12:35:21 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Eleutheria5

China?


13 posted on 11/29/2013 12:38:49 AM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Adding url:

http://j.mp/18aCMZK


14 posted on 11/29/2013 12:42:07 AM PST by Cindy
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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-29/an-china-japan-article/5125504

“Japan ‘prime target’ for East China Sea defence: Chinese state media”
Updated 1 hour 20 minutes ago

SNIPPET: “Chinese state-run media have identified Japan as Beijing’s “prime target” in its newly declared air defence zone, calling for “timely countermeasures without hesitation” if Tokyo defies it.”


15 posted on 11/29/2013 12:43:57 AM PST by Cindy
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http://www.yonhapnews.com

#

Previously...

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2013/11/23/0200000000AEN20131123002000315.html

“(LEAD) China sets up air defense zone over East China Sea”
2013/11/23 14:51

SNIPPET: “BEIJING, Nov. 23 (Yonhap) — China’s defense ministry said Saturday it has set up an Air Defense Identification Zone over the East China Sea, which includes airspace over a set of islands also claimed by Japan.

In announcing the zone, which went into force at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and covers a wide area of the East China Sea between South Korea and Taiwan, the ministry said all aircraft entering the zone must report to Chinese authorities and follow their instructions.”


16 posted on 11/29/2013 12:47:30 AM PST by Cindy
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http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2013/11/29/0200000000AEN20131129007200315.html

“(2nd LD) China denounces Japan’s reported move with ASEAN against air zone”

2013/11/29 17:40

SNIPPET: “BEIJING, Nov. 29 (Yonhap) — China lashed out Friday at a Japanese media report that Tokyo would seek cooperation with Southeast Asian nations to challenge Beijing’s newly declared air control zone over the East China Sea, labelling the reported move as “completely unreasonable.””


17 posted on 11/29/2013 12:51:18 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Jet Jaguar; All

http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/radicals-eyed-after-weapons-fired-near-us-base-in-japan-452363

“Radicals eyed after weapons fired near US base in Japan”

World
Agence France-Presse
Updated: November 29, 2013 11:49 IST

SNIPPET: “Tokyo: Improvised rocket launchers were fired close to a US airbase near Tokyo, police and the American military said on Friday, with suspicions falling on one of Japan’s small ultra-leftist groups.

No-one was hurt and no damage was done in the incident, which media reported came just hours after the arrest of a senior member of a radical faction, and followed a pattern seen four years earlier.”


18 posted on 11/29/2013 12:55:50 AM PST by Cindy
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To: BenLurkin

Agreed


19 posted on 11/29/2013 1:20:50 AM PST by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: F15Eagle

In creasing number on the Left in Japan would like to see US bases gone...


20 posted on 11/29/2013 1:29:54 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: SatinDoll

Popular myth. They’re recruiting there as everywhere else.

Given US proclivities, some of them may be US military.


21 posted on 11/29/2013 1:32:04 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: Jet Jaguar

This has all the hallmarks of a dastardly attack by the gallant geezers of the Chukakuha (middle core faction). Those boyos are getting long inna tooth!

All that’s left of the young commies that. stormed Tokyo U in the 1960s.


22 posted on 11/29/2013 1:39:27 AM PST by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: SatinDoll

Latest figures are 125,000 foreign born Muslims residing in Japan .


23 posted on 11/29/2013 3:54:03 AM PST by sushiman
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To: Eleutheria5
...remnants of two IED's...

Hope they weren't falling from the skies....

24 posted on 11/29/2013 4:20:57 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Bushbacker1
Barry, get out to Japan! You've got some more bowin' to do!


25 posted on 11/29/2013 4:56:56 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Eleutheria5

Its only starting....!?!?!?

Ridiculous.

This has been going on sporadically for FIFTY YEARS.

Its liberal loser commi student groups from Tokyo, about 40 min away by train.

Illegal and annoying and a little dangerous, nothing more. Nooooooothing here, really, just the same loser idiots proving they still exist SORT OF.


26 posted on 11/29/2013 5:14:15 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Eleutheria5

Nice misleading title


27 posted on 11/29/2013 5:23:33 AM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Eleutheria5

I’ve been telling my family for years; just wait until IED’s come to the States.


28 posted on 11/29/2013 5:33:35 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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To: gaijin

Yep. M-80, cherry bomb-type kid’s stuff. Nothing particularly worrisome nor major. Radical anarchist or Marxist kids have been doing this low-level crap for years from time to time “outside the gates.” And NO, it is NOT representative of the Japanese people. Just in case somebody is tempted to go ballistic here against all of Japan.


29 posted on 11/29/2013 5:37:58 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Kim Jong Un won't have a single "bad underwear day" unless/until we've a patriot in the White House)
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To: SatinDoll
There are few, if any, Muslims in Japan. The Japanese government makes it a point to keep them out.

But there is a Communist party in Japan. I was stationed there from '89-'92 and we had one incident, sounds similar to this, while I was there.

There was also an annual protest against the base where they would bus the protesters in, give them lunch, and they would ring the base with signs and chants. The best part is the few that would try to "CRASH" the gate. The Japanese riot police quickly addressed that nonsense in a very physical way.

I still have photos and videos of those protests somewhere.

30 posted on 11/29/2013 5:40:41 AM PST by voicereason (The RNC is the "One-night stand" you wish you could forget.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Japanese Muslims? Who’d thunk it.


31 posted on 11/29/2013 6:01:52 AM PST by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: SatinDoll
Visit a pachinko parlor...
32 posted on 11/29/2013 6:03:45 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Eleutheria5

“It’s only just starting.”

It’s happened before in Japan. Remember those Red Army Gomers?


33 posted on 11/29/2013 6:57:48 AM PST by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: Kozak

“In creasing number on the Left in Japan would like to see US bases gone...”

Also on the right.


34 posted on 11/29/2013 6:58:58 AM PST by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: Eleutheria5

“What” is starting? I swear, every time something happens someone posts “it’s starting”.

No pronouns. What is “it”


35 posted on 11/29/2013 7:23:30 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: dljordan

Nonsense. Japan is not a rinky-dink Third-world cesspit filled with ignorant savages and whose biggest natural resource is sand. Israel, Japan, and S.Korea are places we actually SHOULD be worried about helping.


36 posted on 11/29/2013 7:49:32 AM PST by EternalHope13
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To: AmericanInTokyo; gaijin

Thanks for checking in ya’ll. Have a good weekend!

May God bless you both.
Tatt


37 posted on 11/29/2013 8:03:20 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Eleutheria5

Ruh Roh....


38 posted on 11/29/2013 8:23:45 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: F15Eagle

Me too


39 posted on 11/29/2013 8:45:50 AM PST by HollyB
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To: Cindy
"Improvised rocket launchers were fired..."

Well, I suppose that could include spud guns, but it IS Punkin Chunkin season.

40 posted on 11/29/2013 8:52:14 AM PST by diogenes ghost
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To: Eleutheria5

False Flag Operation? Who knows with this Administration.


41 posted on 11/29/2013 8:53:48 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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To: EternalHope13

“Nonsense. Japan is not a rinky-dink Third-world cesspit filled with ignorant savages and whose biggest natural resource is sand. Israel, Japan, and S.Korea are places we actually SHOULD be worried about helping.”

What in the world are you referring too?


42 posted on 11/29/2013 9:20:13 AM PST by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: Kozak

Exactly my thought on the matter as well. Seems to me the Left smells blood in that our President is weak, thus we are as a Nation vulnerable to such protestations.

I expect to see more of this sort of thing throughout the remainder of this fraud’s administration, and until we have leadership the World will once again respect.


43 posted on 11/29/2013 9:47:15 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Cindy

Nothing new,, to those who know how to research a little radical history there.

Not uncommon for radicals and dissidents to act up..

Canada is now happy to see folks now blaming everything on China, for a change. :-)

The world stage revolves,, onto the next act..

A Safe Holiday to You and Your’n!


44 posted on 11/29/2013 10:28:41 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Eleutheria5

Naval Air?


45 posted on 11/29/2013 10:37:25 AM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: Eleutheria5

commies getting restless


46 posted on 11/29/2013 11:03:12 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: gura

communists. They think taking up the cause of getting the US bases out of Japan is a good idea.

Meanwhile China is threatening Japan

.

Bad timing if you ask me, but maybe they think it’ll work for them.

Plus you have lot of Koreans (descendants of forced WW2 laborers) loyal to North Korea....


47 posted on 11/29/2013 11:05:15 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: gura

A senior leader of a commie rebel group was arrested just before the explosions


48 posted on 11/29/2013 11:05:47 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: SatinDoll

Many of the Korean descendants of WW2 laborers are loyal to Pyongyang


49 posted on 11/29/2013 11:06:59 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Jet Jaguar

a similar device was found there in 2009


50 posted on 11/29/2013 11:07:48 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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