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  • China Threatens The U.S., Says Will "Not Tolerate Violations Of Its Territorial Waters"

    10/09/2015 9:33:37 AM PDT · by amorphous · 29 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9 Oct 2015 | Tyler Durden
    While the geopolitical posturing between the US and China over the South China Seas is nothing new, the latest and most dramatic installment started just one month ago, when as part of its celebration to commemorate the successful victory over Japan in World War II, China sailed five warships to the Bering Sea, off the coast of Alaska, just as Obama was quite literally taking selfies of himself a few hundred miles away. ... China's response was quick, clear and unequivocal: "We will never allow any country to violate China's territorial waters and airspace in the Spratly Islands, in the...

    10/07/2015 9:40:43 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    bible ^ | 10-7-15 | bible
    My gold and silver represent Me, It really is not hard to see, Just lock your attention into my mind(Mind of Christ), For it is only here that you shall find, The Gold of The Father is His Glory , And the Silver My Righteousness when you believe in Me! For truly it is purchased when you spend your time, With The Father and The Son that you enter into the Divine! Then Holy Virtue is yours for you have been set free, By The Blood of The Lamb and the WORD of My Testimony, So come to The Father...
  • Japan offers advanced science to build new subs (Australia)

    10/07/2015 1:55:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Australian ^ | OCTOBER 6, 2015 | Brendan Nicholson
    Japan has offered to build Aus­tralia a larger version of its ultra- stealthy 4000-tonne Soryu, or Blue Dragon, submarine to ­dramatically increase its range. The “enhanced” Soryu diesel-electric submarine, which could be built in Australia, would be powered by a new and safer generation of highly efficient lithium ion ­batteries developed by Japanese engineers. The 88m long Soryu would be extended with the ­addition of a new hull section 6-8m long, which would be placed behind the submarine’s fin, The Australian was told in a briefing yesterday. Japan, which is one of three contenders bidding to build Australia’s submarines, has...
  • China to build four submarines in Karachi

    10/06/2015 10:33:16 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    DAWN.COM ^ | October 7th, 2015 | BAQIR SAJJAD SYED
    ISLAMABAD: China will build in Karachi four of eight submarines that it is selling to Pakistan. Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain told at the inauguration of the Defence Export Promotion Organisation (DEPO) Display Centre in the federal capital that the deal for the acquisition of submarines from China had been finalised and four of them would be built here. He further said that construction of the submarines would simultaneously begin in Pakistan and China. China, he said, would transfer the technology to Pakistan for submarine construction. The implementation of the agreement would augment the existing submarine related capacity....
  • Kajita becomes Nobel physics prize co-winner

    10/06/2015 5:20:48 AM PDT · by chajin · 9 replies
    NHK (Japan Broadcasting Company) ^ | October 6, 2015 | NHK
    A Japanese scientist has won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics. Takaaki Kajita proved that neutrinos have mass. The neutrino is an elementary particle consisting of matter. Kajita observed neutrinos at a facility deep underground. He was part of a team that detected that some of the particles change to different types of neutrino. That proved neutrinos have mass. The discoveries were revealed at an international conference in 1998. His work surprised researchers all around the world because it disproved the established theory that neutrinos do not have mass. Kajita is the 24th Nobel Prize winner born in Japan. And...
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Struck As "Corporate Secrecy" Wins Again

    10/05/2015 5:59:21 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 7 replies
    The Zero Hedge ^ | Oct. 5, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Once again the corporatocracy wins as the so-called "Trojan horse" Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement has been finalized. As WSJ reports, the U.S., Japan and 10 countries around the Pacific reached a historic accord Monday to lower trade barriers to goods and services and set commercial rules of the road for two-fifths of the global economy, officials said. For the U.S., the TPP (reportedly) opens agricultural markets in Japan and Canada, tightens intellectual property rules to benefit drug and technology companies, and establishes a tightknit economic bloc to challenge China’s influence in the region (likely forcing their hand into separate...
  • The smartest economist you've never heard of

    10/04/2015 2:13:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Saturday, October 3, 2015 | Steven Pearlstein
    When David Lipton, a promising economist, was finishing his graduate work at Harvard in the early 1980s, he faced one of those potentially life-changing choices. He had one job offer from the International Monetary Fund in Washington, the multinational institution that for 70 years has served as a lender of last resort and dispenser of orthodox economic advice to countries that get into financial trouble. There was also an offer of a teaching job from the University of Virginia. Unsure of which path to take, he turned for advice to an intellectually restless and charismatic assistant professor, a Frenchman named...
  • Japan says it must look after its own before allowing in Syrian refugees (11 refugees! LOL)

    09/30/2015 1:49:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 30, 2015 | Justin McCurry in Tokyo
    Prime minister Shinzo Abe rejects criticism of a policy that has seen only 11 people given asylum in the past year. Japan must improve the living standards of its own people before it can consider accepting Syrian refugees, the prime minister, Shinzo Abe said, as he announced $1.6bn in new assistance for Syrians and Iraqis caught up in conflicts in the Middle East. Abe’s consistent refusal to consider allowing even a modest number of refugees to relocate to Japan has prompted criticism of the country’s strict policy on asylum: last year, it received a record 5,000 applications but accepted just...
  • Researchers grow functional kidneys from stem cells that work in live animals

    09/24/2015 2:17:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Futurism ^ | Hashem AL-ghaili
    In Brief Japanese researchers have successfully grown kidneys from stem cells that worked as they were supposed to after being transplanted into rats and pigs. The Breakthrough With all the parts, grown, the kidney was placed inside a rat, then the pathway was added, followed by the bladder they’d grown—the new bladder was then connected to the rat’s native bladder. After sewing up the rat, they found the whole system worked. The team then repeated what they had done with a much larger animal, one much closer in size to humans—a pig—and found the same results. The paper was published...
  • Merkel: UN Security Council needs reform

    09/27/2015 7:07:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies ^ | 26 Sep 2015 19:45 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined leaders from Brazil, India and Japan on Saturday to push for seats in a revamped UN Security Council that they said would do a better job of addressing global crises. Meeting on the sidelines of a UN development summit, the so-called G4 said they were “legitimate candidates” to become permanent Security Council members and backed each other’s candidacy. […] There have been mounting calls for changes to the powerful UN council, which has been deeply divided over how to address the war in Syria, now in its fifth year with more than 240,000 dead. …
  • Foreign Investors Have Never Hated Japan So Much

    09/27/2015 1:42:56 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 9 replies
    ValueWalk ^ | 09/17/2015 | Gavekal Capital
    In reviewing Japan’s just released balance of payments details showing the weekly transactions in Japanese stocks by foreign investors, we were shocked to see that foreign money has headed for the Japanese exits at a rate never seen before, not even in 2008-2009. Could this mark the inevitable “end game” for Japan as it finally recons with it’s unsustainable debt situation with foreign investors fleeing the country so fast they forget to say “Arigato”? It could, but we don’t think so. Rather, previous times of mass movement out of Japanese stocks have typically coincided with some sort of bottom in...
  • Yakuza infighting puts nation on edge

    09/21/2015 8:04:02 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Sep 19, 2015 | Mark Schreiber
    Around the start of this year, the weekly magazines — Shukan Taishu, Asahi Geino and Shukan Jitsuwa in particular — were brimming with articles feting the centennial anniversary of the Yamaguchi-gumi, which had gone from being a small group of tough guys on the Kobe waterfront in 1915 to Japan’s largest designated criminal syndicate, with an estimated 23,000 members. Nine months later, the gang is back in the news, this time with stories about its big breakup. On Aug. 27, a total of 13 gang affiliates, based in Kobe, Awaji Island and other cities in Hyogo Prefecture, as well as...
  • Greenfield:We're Turning Japanese Now

    09/19/2015 7:35:26 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 30 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, September 18, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, September 18, 2015 We're Turning Japanese Now Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog It's an article of American faith that Japan is an incredibly strange place. The world has been mapped and GPS'ed to death ruining much of the thrill of discovery. There probably aren't any hidden cities with remnants of lost civilizations lurking in the deserts of Africa or the jungles of South America. That just leaves the land of the rising sun as the X on the map, the strange place that suggests that the world that we know all too well, might still...
  • 27-Year-Old Video of Donald Trump Surfaces. You'll Want to Watch This.

    09/19/2015 10:22:23 AM PDT · by GilGil · 119 replies
    Buzzpo ^ | 9/19/2015 | staff
    During a 1988 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Donald Trump discussed the prospect of running for president someday, saying, “probably not, but I do get tired of seeing the country ripped off.” Though the billionaire businessman admitted that he didn’t have “the inclination” to run, he also said he “would never want to rule it out totally” for the future. “I just probably wouldn’t do it, Oprah. But I do get tired of seeing what’s happening with this country,” he said. If Trump was fed up with the state of the nation back then, he must be livid now, which would...
  • The story of Japan's hidden Christians emerges from the Vatican archives

    09/18/2015 3:59:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    cna ^ | September 17, 2015 | Angela Ambrogetti
    Vatican City, Sep 17, 2015 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Collected by a Salesian missionary to Japan in the early 20th century, letters and documents showing the history of Christians in the land of the rising sun have been recently restored by the Vatican archives and library. The collection conveys the story of the persecution of Christians in Japan, a story that Pope Francis has often recalled when speaking of the "hidden Christians" who knew how to keep and pass on the faith in a time of persecution, and even when deprived of priests. The Vatican Library and Secret...
  • Fisherman reels in SUPER-FISH off the coast of Japan near Fukushima plant

    09/17/2015 10:46:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies ^ | Updated: 18:47 EST, 16 September 2015 | By Corey Charlton
    Visibly straining as he holds it aloft, a Japanese fisherman grimaces as he proudly displays a terrifyingly large fish caught in the waters off Japan. With a gaping mouth large enough to swallow a small child, this creature - believed to be a wolffish - would not look out of place in a science fiction film. The massive catch was reeled in by Hirasaka Hiroshi, a fisherman who has made a career of landing and then eating unusual fish. Normally growing to about 1.2m in length, the wolffish Hirasaka caught measured close to two metres
  • ASDF to deploy next-generation U.S. refueling aircraft by 2018

    09/16/2015 10:11:51 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The Asahi Shimbun ^ | September 16, 2015 | ISAMU NIKAIDO
    The Defense Ministry has selected Boeing Co.'s KC-46A Pegasus aircraft as its new in-flight refueling vehicle, in line with a decision by the U.S. military to deploy the Boeing air tanker. It is set to be deployed by the end of fiscal 2018. The KC-46A Pegasus was selected as the next Air Self-Defense Force refueling aircraft because it can refuel U.S. fighter planes heading to combat zones in the event of a Japan-U.S. joint military operation, which could be made possible by the new security legislation under deliberation in the Diet. The highly contentious bills would remove Japan’s long-held ban...
  • Japan protests after 'Russian' plane enters airspace

    09/16/2015 3:07:15 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 56 minutes ago 2015-09-16 | AFP
    Tokyo (AFP) - Japan has lodged a protest with Russia after scrambling four jet fighters to intercept a foreign aircraft -- believed to be Russian -- which briefly violated its airspace, officials said Wednesday. The foreign ministry made the protest shortly after the plane entered Japanese airspace off the northernmost main island of Hokkaido, near a disputed island chain, on Tuesday afternoon.
  • The Harvest and The Overcomer [Charismatic Caucus]

    09/15/2015 5:07:58 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    These are times not to tarry in the winds of fear but to concentrate now completely on the harvesting of souls for the gifts shall follow and be enacted with this movement( I see a Pendulum) for it is the heartbeat( Mercy /|\ Grace)and The "T"estimony of My Son. You see you are more than able bodied fishermen and greater than just an apostolic order for I created you bigger,wider,deeper and for greater things than these for My hand is upon you heavy now in these last hours and the fields are not only ripe but must be taken in...
  • Educational Pearl Harbor against Feminism? Humanities Faculties Across Japan Torpedoed

    09/15/2015 5:01:30 PM PDT · by gaijin · 4 replies
    Times Higher Education (UK) ^ | Sept 14th, 2015 | Jack Grove
    Many social sciences and humanities faculties in Japan are to close after universities were ordered to “serve areas that better meet society’s needs”. Of the 60 national universities that offer courses in these disciplines, 26 have confirmed that they will either close or scale back their relevant faculties at the behest of Japan’s government. It follows a letter from education minister Hakuban Shimomura sent to all of Japan’s 86 national universities, which called on them to take “active steps to abolish [social science and humanities] organizations or to convert them to serve areas that better meet society’s needs”. The ministerial...
  • Japan's Mount Aso volcano erupts: Weather agency

    09/13/2015 6:34:25 PM PDT · by windcliff · 47 replies
    The Strait Times ^ | 9-13-15 | unknown
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Mount Aso, a volcano located on Japan's southernmost main island of Kyushu, erupted on Monday, Japan's Meteorological Agency said, sending up huge plumes of grey ash and smoke. Japan lies on the "Ring of Fire" - a horseshoe-shaped band of fault lines and volcanoes around the edges of the Pacific Ocean - and is home to more than 100 active volcanoes.
  • YOUR LIFE [ Charismatic Caucus]

    09/10/2015 11:02:56 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 14 replies
    bible, Holy Spirit ^ | Jedediah, Holy Spirit
    You are my children I care for you , your very breath is proof of this and though you may not feel your heart beating within you truly your very Life is a ( (( Constant )) ) for without My spirit within you all you are would cease to exist therefore Praise My Name for as your Lord truly I AM your Savior and My Grace is upon you even now . . . Do not lose your Grace(Shepherd) for I AM sovereign over all, so your choice should always be intimacy ! My sheep know my voice
  • Japan floods: City of Joso hit by 'unprecedented' rain

    09/10/2015 4:48:58 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 9-10-15
    Widespread flooding and landslides in north-east Japan have forced more than 90,000 people to abandon their homes. The city of Joso, north of the capital, Tokyo, was hit by a wall of water after the Kinugawa River burst its banks. Helicopter rescue teams have been plucking people from rooftops.
  • Students' flow to US rises by 32%

    09/09/2015 9:17:40 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, September 5, 2015 | S. Rajagopalan
    Washington - There has been an astounding 32 per cent increase this year in the number of students flocking to American universities for higher studies. It is the biggest increase from any single country for the year, although in overall terms, China still tops the table in a big way. Figures just released by the US Student and Exchange Visitor Programme (SEVP) indicate that 149,987 Indian students are currently enrolled in American universities of a total of 1.05 million. Chinese students number 301,532. When it comes to the highly-coveted STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) stream, it is Indian students...
  • Airbus pulls out of Japan military tanker aircraft deal

    09/08/2015 5:31:07 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 8, 2015 | SIVA GOVINDASAMY
    Airbus said on Tuesday its defence division would not bid for a Japanese air-to-air refueling tanker aircraft deal estimated to be worth over a billion dollars because the terms of the tender favoured its U.S. rival Boeing Co. Japan's government had said in June that it wants four tankers to supplement its existing four Boeing 767-based tankers. On Tuesday, a Japanese Ministry of Defense spokeswoman confirmed that a request for proposals (RFP) has been issued, but was unable to provide any other details or respond to the Airbus decision. In a statement, Airbus said the RFP allowed Japan to buy...
  • WWII hero, last of two surviving ‘Doolittle Raiders,’ turns 100 on Labor Day

    09/05/2015 3:50:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 5, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    Richard E. Cole On Monday, one of the last two surviving members of the WWII “Doolitte Raiders” will celebrate his 100th birthday. As one of the original Doolittle Raiders, retired Lt. Col. Richard Coledefied all the odds in what was considered a suicide mission to bomb Japan in 1942. Mr. Cole was co-pilot for Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle, who led 16 B-25 bombers on the mission that is considered an event that changed the nation’s morale following the devastating attack on Pearl harbor. He was one of 80 fighters who volunteered for the dangerous, top-secret mission. The Raiders planned...
  • Okamoto condoms: objects of desire for Chinese tourists in Japan

    09/04/2015 9:34:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    cnbc ^ | Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 9:24 PM ET | Leo Lewis
    Okamoto share price spike has been driven by China: specifically the 2.8 million Chinese that have visited Japan so far in 2015 and overtaken South Koreans and Taiwanese as the biggest contingent of inbound tourists. Chinese trust in domestic condom brands is low, and foreign brands, of which Okamoto is among the most famous, are faked on an immense scale. Buying the famous Okamoto 0.03 condoms (named for their thickness in millimetres) in Japan, say the Chinese shoppers who throng Tokyo's drug stores, guarantees they are getting the real thing. Chinese spending in Japan has been so lavish that a...
  • Tokyo’s First Major Military Export Will Be a Seaplane

    09/04/2015 12:09:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 3, 2015 | James Simpson
    In April 2014 the Japanese government finally lifted its postwar ban on the export of defense products. Tokyo approved its first arms export this summer — the supply of PAC-2 missile parts to the U.S., which will then sell the completed Patriot missiles to Qatar. It’s only a matter of time before Tokyo sells a major military platform rather than just parts. With a wealth of experience in manufacturing armor, ships, submarines and helicopters, there’s a lot for potential buyers to choose from. But Japan’s first sale will probably be a search-and-rescue amphibious aircraft — a seaplane — called the...
  • Over 1200 Days as a Japanese POW of Robert Enson Russell pt.1 of 2

    09/03/2015 4:13:39 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 24, 2012 | Robert Enson Russel and Family
    In 1972 my great uncle sat down and wrote an 80 pg. handwritten personal history of his time in World War II as a prisoner of war of the Japanese. From May of 1942 until August 15th of 1945, 1200 days as a POW, he survived one day at a time. He surrendered with his group on the island of Corregidor, and spent time in Bilibid prison, Cabanatuan, Palawan, and a journey to Japan on the horrible Oyoku Maru near the end of the war. Uncle Bob was a true American hero. A few years ago my father James Blair...
  • Japanese Surrender More Territory (1945)

    09/03/2015 12:49:15 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    National Archives and Records Administration - ARC 39081, LI 208-UN-173 - JAPANESE SURRENDER MORE TERRITORY [ETC.] - DVD Copied by Thomas Gideon. Series: Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels, compiled 1942 - 1945. Part 1, Japanese surrender documents arrive at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Japanese surrender to the Chinese at Chingkiang. American prisoners of war leave Japanese prison camps. Shows the surrenders of Marcus Island aboard the destroyer and of the last Japanese holdings in the Philippines to Gen. Wainwright and Brit. Gen. Percival by Gen. Yamashita. Part 2, traitor Vidkun Quisling is sentenced at Oslo, Norway....
  • VJ Day 2015: Dropping the atomic bombs 'saved so many lives' says Cheltenham veteran Ken Blake

    09/02/2015 5:33:02 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 17 replies
    Gloucestershire Echo ^ | September 2nd 2015 | Gloucestershire Echo
    One man from Bishop's Cleeve has a very good and personal reason to be thankful that it's VJ Day today. Seventy years ago, Ken Blake was on a troop ship sailing from India bound for Singapore as part of preparations for an invasion when the Japanese government surrendered to the Allies after atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Ken, now 88 said: "There was a bloody big cheer on the ship when we heard. We didn't know what was going to happen. But I think if we'd been in any invasion of Japan, every man, woman and child...
  • Japan under american occupation 1v3

    09/02/2015 5:08:27 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 14, 2012 | History Channel
    "The Japanese surrender at the end of WWII allowed U.S. troops to peacefully enter as an occupation force. What they found and how they transformed their former enemy is told through the work of a team of cameramen who recorded it all on color film. They were among the first to witness the devastation wrought by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They also captured on film the first free elections and the birth of Japanese democracy. It was a remarkable journey." History Channel (2006?)
  • (Clifford Shack's TheRapeOfJustice) Japanese Prisoner of War Camps 1942-1945

    09/01/2015 9:30:07 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    Clifford Shack's TheRapeOfJustice YouTube account ^ | December 12, 2011 | Clifford Shack TheRapeOfJustice
    Japanese Prisoner of War Camps 1942-1945 [includes a Dutch film about the Japanese fake propaganda film]
  • Run-in with Japanese Soldiers after the end of World War II

    09/01/2015 9:17:19 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 15, 2008 | The Central Florida WW2 Museum
    Lt. Col. James N. Methven, USAF (Ret.) recalls an encounter with Japanese soldiers who are unaware World War II has ended.
  • Japanese Surrender in Color (1945)

    09/01/2015 9:03:36 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 28, 2010 | Naval History and Heritage Command
    This color footage of the Japanese surrender ceremony on board the battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) on 2 September 1945, was filmed by Commander George F. Kosco. In 2010, the Kosco family had the film restored, and the footage is presented now for viewing by the public. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section. (Note: The original footage is silent. The 2010 restoration of the film by the Kosco family includes overdubbed music by the United States Navy Band, which has been removed to avoid possible YouTube copyright violations).

    09/01/2015 2:43:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | August 31, 2015 | GEORGE PENDLE
    A close up of a YKK zipper. (Photo: Chris 73/ WikiCommons CC BY-SA 3.0)There is not a groin in the world that the city of Kurobe has not touched. It has done so through the auspices of YKK, the world’s largest manufacturer of zippers, producing roughly half the world’s supply—some 7 billion a year. Yet to understand how Kurobe became the zipper capital of the world, one must travel back to the very birth of the zipper, to a time when the zipper wasn’t even the zipper at all. It was in the midst of the Victorian age that mankind suddenly grew disquieted...
  • Japanese kids enter giant toilet to learn about poop

    08/29/2015 7:56:51 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 53 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 28, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    OSAKA, Japan, Video from a toilet-themed exhibition at a Japanese museum shows schoolkids donning poop hats and sliding down an enormous commode. The giant toilet, which was part of the Miraikan museum's "Toilet!? - Human Waste & Earth's Future" exhibit in Osaka, allowed children to learn about toilets and how they work by sliding into a giant replica toilet while wearing hats designed to resemble human feces. The exhibition, which has since ended, also included interactive educational materials about the nature of feces and the impact of human and animal waste on the environment. "You will develop a completely new...
  • Japan Launches Latest Helicopter Carrier

    08/27/2015 2:09:27 PM PDT · by DFG · 13 replies
    USNI News ^ | 08/27/15 | Sam LaGrone
    Japan has launched the second in its new class of helicopter carrier — the largest Japanese ships since World War II — in a Thursday ceremony in Yokohama. The 24,000-ton Kaga (DDH-184) — built by ship builder Japan Marine United — bears the same name as the World War II Imperial Japanese Navy carrier Kaga that was part of Pearl Harbor attack and was sunk in the Battle Midway. The ship follows JS Izumo (DDH-183) which entered service in the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) in March.
  • Donald Trump impersonates Asian negotiators

    08/26/2015 8:38:48 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | August 26 2015 | Jeff Simon,
    In a speech in Iowa on Tuesday night, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump -- who has regularly promoted his negotiating skills as a selling point for his presidency -- used broken English to briefly impersonate Asian negotiators. "When these people walk into the room, they don't say, 'Oh hello, how's the weather? It's so beautiful outside. How are the Yankees doing? They're doing wonderful, that's great," Trump said, to some laughter from the crowd. "They say, 'We want deal!'"
  • CNN Editorial: The real 'anchor babies' are conservatives, not Asians

    08/26/2015 6:08:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    CNN Editorial ^ | 08/26/2015 | Jeff Yang
    There are few uglier phrases in the modern conservative lexicon than "anchor baby," not least because of the literal imagery the term brings to mind of a human infant, wrapped in chains and flung overboard to secure a vessel in place. But even as a figure of speech, it's a despicable concept. It refers to the notion that undocumented immigrants exploit the quintessentially American policy of birthright citizenship, which confers the status of citizen to anyone born on U.S. territory, by sneaking across the border to give birth to their children. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush recently stumbled into the...
  • CBS World News Today – August 26, 1945

    08/26/2015 11:57:55 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 9 replies ^ | 8/26/45
    Robert Trout CBS World News Today
  • Inspector general excoriates Caroline Kennedy for mismanaging Tokyo embassy(moron CK!)

    08/26/2015 8:45:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 8/26/2015 | Rick Moran
    Celebrity ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the former president, but someone with zero experience with or knowledge of Japan, has been taken to the woodshed by the State Department's Office of Inspector General. The OIC issued a blistering report that highlighted the mismanagement and ignorance of the ambassador and her staff, including the use of private emails for official business:
  • Ambassador Kennedy used private email, watchdog says

    08/26/2015 8:22:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 8/25/2015 | unknown
    Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and senior staff at the U.S. embassy in Japan used personal email accounts for official business, an internal watchdog report said Tuesday -- making Kennedy the latest Obama administration official to run afoul of email security guidelines. The State Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) report said it received reports concerning the use of private email accounts for official business, and identified instances where emails labeled "sensitive but unclassified" were sent from or received by personal email accounts.
  • Inspector General Slams Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy’s Embassy as Amateur Hour

    08/25/2015 2:53:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 25, 2015 | Claudia Rosett
    Having a celebrity socialite run the huge embassy was as foolish as it looked. [Caroline] Kennedy came to her ambassador’s post with no foreign policy experience, no particular background in Japan or Asia generally, and apparently not much skill at running the $93.6 million-per-year operation that is the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. [Snip] [A]lmost two years into Kennedy’s ambassadorship, the U.S. Embassy in Japan is a mess.
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-un snubs China's invitation to military parade: source

    08/24/2015 12:31:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/08/24
    Kim Jong-un snubs China's invitation to military parade: source 2015/08/24 BEIJING, Aug. 24 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has declined an invitation from China to attend a huge military parade next month marking China's victory over Japan in World War II, a diplomatic source said Monday. The rejection of the Chinese invitation represents the strained political ties between the allies over the North's defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons and wayward behavior, according to the source. China has invited world leaders to attend the military parade on Sept. 3, a high-profile show of force. Many Western leaders are expected...
  • George Soros: We Are On The Threshold Of A Third World War

    05/27/2015 8:46:07 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 57 replies
    ETF Daily News ^ | 05/27/2015 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Billionaire investor George Soros told the World Bank this week that the planet is on the verge of a third world war that could arise out of an economic collapse in China. “If there is conflict between China and a military ally of the United States, like Japan, then it is not an exaggeration to say that we are on the threshold of a third world war,” Soros said during a Bretton Woods conference. . . . . Soros said the only solution to the prospect was to allow China to join the IMF’s basket of global currencies so that...
  • A Word To the vineyards and its leaders [Charismatic Caucus}

    08/23/2015 12:45:41 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles | Jedediah, Holy Spirit
    You are my tabernacles when you receive the Voice of your Shepherd but this I have against you, Your own fear to allow My Voice to speak openly in My Very Tabernacle you abide in ?! This is not an admonishment but a command , to allow My Voice according to My Word. So do not despise The Voice of My Spirit speaking through the vessels of My Choice for I have sent them and they are of My Kingdom for My Glory TO The Vineyards in My Field of Harvest ! Listen ,write,obey according to My Spirit for My...

    08/23/2015 2:12:58 PM PDT · by Shery · 33 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 23 August, 2015 | Soopermexican
    There are reports on social media of a massive explosion at a U.S. military base in Sagamihara City, Japan. UPDATE: Here’s a video of a local Japanese news report. It appears to show munitions going off in multiple explosions: Read more:
  • Reports of explosion at US military base in Kanagawa, Japan

    08/23/2015 10:05:49 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 133 replies
    various/Twitter ^ | 8-23-2015 | TCRLAF
    Breaking News... RT is the first English language source with this, but is not allowed on FR. NHK saying there were several explosions at the Sagami Depot in Kanagawa.
  • Japan's War in Colour; 2004 Documentary with never seen before films

    08/22/2015 6:49:43 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2004 | TWI Carlton Production
    Japan's role in World War II gets a whole new perspective in this consisting entirely of full color footage, including color films from Japan that were recently discovered. As the visuals of the world war take on a new vivid immediateness, the story of the rise of the militarists in Japan is told through the personal writings of the Japanese themselves. From the first overconfident tastes of victory, to the devastating losses that led to an unthinkable defeat amidst the ruins, the Pacific Theater of World War II is told through the Japanese's eyes. It was assumed no color films...