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  • Female Chief Priest and Her Two Attackers Dead in Tokyo Shinto Shrine Stabbings

    12/09/2017 2:19:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | DEC 8, 2017
    A violent attack with Japanese swords and survival knives at Tokyo’s famed Tomioka Hachimangu shrine has left three dead — including the chief priestess and her brother — in an apparent family feud that turned deadly. Head priestess Nagako Tomioka, 58, and the two suspected attackers, her brother Shigenaga, 56, and a woman in her 30s, died Thursday evening, Metropolitan Police Department sources said. After attacking his sister, Shigenaga Tomioka apparently killed the female suspect and then himself, police sources added. Nagako Tomioka’s driver, 33, was also seriously injured in the attack. Authorities suspect a row between the brother and...
  • Wrecks of Japanese and U.S. warships — Including First American Vessel to Fire Shot in WWII — Found

    12/09/2017 2:16:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | DEC 8, 2017
    Wrecks of Japanese and U.S. warships — including first American vessel to fire shot in WWII — found off PhilippinesThe sunken remains of five Japanese and two U.S. warships — including the vessel that fired the first American shot of World War II — have been found off the Philippines, a team of deep sea explorers funded by billionaire Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen have announced. Released earlier this week, ahead of the anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, underwater footage shows one of the ships is the USS Ward, the destroyer that fired...
  • The terrible cost of Trump's Jerusalem decision

    12/08/2017 2:20:41 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 62 replies
    Japan Today ^ | Dec. 8, 2017 | Peter Van Buren
    Donald Trump's formal recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing some seven decades of American policy, is arguably the most unnecessary decision of his time in office and one that will have consequences lingering far past his tenure. The decision may yield some domestic political advantage among Jewish and evangelical Christian voters for the president, but at irrationally high expense globally. Jerusalem is where Israel's president presides, and where the parliament, supreme court, and most government ministries are located. In practical terms, it is the capital. However, unlike in nearly every other nation, the United States maintains its...
  • High Priestess of Tokyo Shrine Killed With Samurai Sword

    12/08/2017 7:19:42 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 43 replies
    Newser ^ | 12/17/2017 | Rob Quinn
    (NEWSER) – The former high priest of a famous Tokyo shrine killed his older sister, an accomplice, and finally himself with a samurai sword Thursday in what police believe was a feud over succession. Police say 58-year-old Nagako Tomioka, the high priestess of the Tomioka Hachimangu shrine, was killed by her brother, Shigenaga Tomioka, on the temple grounds after she got out of her car, the AP reports. His female accomplice attacked the driver, inflicting non-life-threatening injuries and chasing him hundreds of feet down a road, leaving a trail of blood. Shigenaga Tomioka is believed to have then killed his...
  • Sure things come from Jesus Christ[charismatic caucus]

    12/08/2017 9:34:00 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Bible ^ | bible
    Sure things come from me for I AM eternal in all I do and say and so it is as you come to me first I lay a path out for your life that is unshakable made of pure virtue and true and this path holds no lies or deviation for " I Know your Life "it is imprinted in my very HAND . Keep your eyes focused and imprinted into My will for you first and foremost , for this road carries blessings . . . I know your days ; Days past , today and each moment of...
  • Japan looking to acquire extended-range missiles that can strike North Korea

    12/05/2017 9:31:05 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | DEC 5, 2017
    TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan is preparing to acquire precision air-launched missiles that for the first time would give it the capability to strike North Korean missile sites, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. Japan plans to put money aside in its next defence budget starting April to study whether its F-15 fighters could launch longer-range missiles, including Lockheed Martin Corp's extended-range Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM-ER), which can hit targets 1,000km away, said one the sources with knowledge of the plan. "There is a global trend for using longer range missiles and it is only natural that...
  • The Widow's mite a PENCE to you

    12/03/2017 6:04:48 PM PST · by Jedediah · 9 replies
    bible, ^ | bible
    The widows mite a Pence to you, But soon shall rise from where now it is viewed, Humility about to rise, Where wisdom lives and no demise, So watch My choice begin to show, When "others" preach a Trump to grow, Truly this Pence shall be my choice , A man of God that speaks only My voice, Luke 21:1-4Tree of Life Version Teaching in the Temple 21 Then Yeshua looked up and saw the rich dropping their gifts into the treasury box. 2 He also saw a poor widow dropping in two small copper coins. [a] 3 And He...
  • Ghost ships believed to be from North Korea wash ashore in Japan

    12/03/2017 12:50:02 PM PST · by bgill · 17 replies
    abc ^ | Dec. 2, 2017 | Morgan Winsor
    Several wooden boats, some carrying skeletons, have mysteriously washed ashore in Japan in recent weeks. Authorities are still investigating where the so-called "ghost ships" came from, but experts say all signs point to North Korea. The Japanese coast guard on Thursday recovered one decrepit vessel drifting off the western coast of Matsumae town on the northern island of Hokkaido. Ten men found aboard the wooden ship identified themselves as North Koreans and said they were taking refuge at an island nearby due to rough weather... The Japanese coast guard has detected 59 cases so far this year of boats and...
  • Why Rocket Man Doesn't Keep Me Awake At Night

    11/30/2017 9:08:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | November 30, 2017 | Arthur Schaper
    Kim Jong-Un fired off another rocket last night. It got close to Japan, supposedly. Friends, neighbors, and even political rivals have called me, terrified about where this military build-up is headed. Trump has mobilized a greater show of force in the Pacific rim. Hawaii is under red alert, prepared for a nuclear attack at any moment. But as for me, guess what? I don’t care. I may live on the Western rim, but I have survived along the San Andreas Fault all my life, and despite earthquakes, terrors, wars, rumors of wars (and even the LA riots), I am not...
  • Lightning, with a chance of antimatter

    11/29/2017 11:01:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Kyoto University ^ | 27 November | Kyoto University
    Japanese netizens help scan lightning for gamma rays Japan -- A storm system approaches: the sky darkens, and the low rumble of thunder echoes from the horizon. Then without warning... Flash! Crash! -- lightning has struck. This scene, while familiar to anyone and repeated constantly across the planet, is not without a feeling of mystery. But now that mystery has deepened, with the discovery that lightning can result in matter-antimatter annihilation. In a collaborative study appearing in Nature, researchers from Japan describe how gamma rays from lightning react with the air to produce radioisotopes and even positrons -- the antimatter...
  • Japan Confirms its Policy of Minimal Immigration to Defend Culture, Jobs

    11/29/2017 5:28:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 29, 2017 | Thomas D. Williams
    Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, told his parliament last week that he has “no intention” of accepting more migrants despite pressure from the UN Refugee Agency. During a debate in Japan’s parliament, Mr. Abe argued that accepting foreign workers should is justifiable only where they are truly needed to “keep Japan’s economy and infrastructure sustainable.”
  • North Korean Missile Lands In Waters Off Japan’s Coast: Japanese PM

    11/28/2017 12:18:30 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/28/17 | Tucker Higgins
    North Korea fires a missile that appears to have crashed into Japan's exclusive economic zone, the Japanese prime minister's office said. The South Korean military conducted a "precision missile-firing drill" as a response to the launch, a South Korean military official told NBC. President Donald Trump was briefed on the situation while the missile was in the air, the White House said in a statement. North Korea fired a missile that was believed to have crashed into the waters off Japan, the Japanese prime minister's office said early Wednesday local time (Tuesday afternoon ET). Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered an...
  • World War 3 fears: North Korea set for missile launch in ‘NEXT FEW DAYS’ warns Japan

    11/27/2017 10:45:41 AM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies ^ | UPDATED: 18:28, Mon, Nov 27, 2017 | By Joey Millar
    North Korea has been threatening another launch following a series of provocative tests earlier this year. Two missiles flew directly over Japanese territory, terrifying citizens and sparking a round of worldwide condemnations and sanctions. And now despot Kim Jong-un could be set for yet another test - despite ever-strengthening warnings from his Western rivals. One Japanese diplomat warned today radio signals detected from the hermit state indicated another test is close. Japan's Kyodo news agency said the detection had been confirmed by government officials. One official told them: “There is a possibility of missiles launches in the next few days.”...
  • The Voice of many Waters[Charismatic Caucus]

    11/26/2017 7:27:04 PM PST · by Jedediah
    I had a vision Of Jesus standing within a waterfall . . . "Can you hear the Voice of many waters calling to you from within The roar of My voice" ? Ah but I speak clearly to your hearts for you and I are one and it is in this intimacy my gates are ever open to you my children. Now take this invitation to those lost and stolen away by the enemies lies and temptations. Strip their flesh with declarations from My Word for it is your sword and watch My Spirit fill these empty places within these...
  • Japan is building its own long range, air-launched cruise missile – the ‘Japan Tomahawk’

    11/25/2017 5:15:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Brinkwire ^ | November 25, 2017
    Japan is developing its own long-range cruise missile amid escalating tensions in the Korean peninsula. The missile, described as the Japanese Tomahawk, will reportedly be capable of being launched from aircraft, ships and land. Research on these missiles will begin next year, reports Yomiuri, a Japanese news outlet. This will be Japan’s first full-fledged cruise missile. Apart from being a deterrent to North Korea, the so-called Japanese Tomahawk will also serve to “recapture remote islands occupied by enemies”, says the report, likely referring to the long-running feud that Japan has with China over a remote island in the South China...
  • Japanese Mayor Says He’ll End SF sister City Status Over Comfort Women Statue

    11/24/2017 7:26:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, November 24, 2017 | Evan Sernoffsky
    The mayor of Osaka, Japan, is making good on his threat to sever the sister-city relationship with San Francisco because of a Chinatown memorial honoring women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military before and during World War II. The bronze sculpture that was placed in St. Mary’s Square in September shows three teenage girls holding hands next to an older woman. Though the artwork, known as the “Women’s Column of Strength,” was erected to honor female war victims, it’s seen by many Japanese citizens and government officials as an insult. “This is highly regrettable,” Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura...
  • Men found on boat in northeast Japan say they came from N. Korea

    11/23/2017 5:10:15 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 6 replies
    The Mainichi ^ | November 24, 2017
    AKITA, Japan (Kyodo) -- A boat carrying eight men claiming to be fishermen from North Korea has washed ashore in the northeastern Japan prefecture of Akita, police said Friday.
  • Sumo: Hakuho crashes to 1st loss in Fukuoka

    11/22/2017 10:38:21 PM PST · by RitchieAprile · 11 replies
    The Mainichi ^ | November 22, 2017 | Mainichi
    FUKUOKA (Kyodo) -- Mongolian grand champion Hakuho saw his overnight lead trimmed to one win after suffering a shock first defeat at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Hakuho got quickly rammed out by sekiwake Yoshikaze in the day's final bout at Fukuoka Kokusai Center but in a rare act unfitting of a yokozuna, raised his arm in protest at the referee's decision. Hakuho took his foot off the pedal after the charge, suggesting he thought Yoshikaze (6-5) had made a "matta" false start. He left the ring shaking his head in disbelief after dropping to 10-1. "The yokozuna...
  • Rare flashing ‘fireball’ streaks through Japan's night sky

    11/22/2017 8:00:22 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    THE ASAHI SHIMBUN ^ | 11/22/2017
    A blazing object believed to be a large meteor whizzed through the night sky over Japan on Nov. 21. It was visible for a few seconds around 9:30 p.m. and flashed with intense light a few times before vanishing, witnesses said. The stunning display sparked an explosion of activity on social media. ... Yasuo Shiba, 56, an executive of Nippon Meteor Society, noted the scarcity of such intensely bright objects over Japan, saying, “Such brightness could be observed only a handful of times in any given year.” “It lit up for about three seconds. It is almost certainly a fireball,”...
  • N. Korea: Fidel Castro claims US sank South Korean warship(Castro goes tin-foil)

    06/05/2010 10:42:52 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 409+ views
    Fidel Castro claims US sank South Korean warship Posted: 05 June 2010 0201 hrs HAVANA: US navy commandos sank a South Korean warship in March in order to blame North Korea, raise tensions and convince Japan to keep US forces in Okinawa, Cuban former president Fidel Castro wrote in an editorial on Friday. Castro, who based his information on press reports, blasted Washington's "cynicism" and "lack of scruples" in the incident. According to Castro, US Navy SEALS torpedoed South Korea's Cheonan corvette in a bid by Washington to sway Japan to allow a US military base to remain on Okinawa...