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  • Japan is Asia's naval powerhouse with two aircraft carrier-sized warships

    03/23/2017 6:49:41 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 49 replies
    Business Standard ^ | March 24, 2017 | Ajai Shukla
    Japan now has Asia’s only navy with two aircraft carrier-sized warships — the Kaga (pictured) The state-controlled Chinese media has sharply criticised the commissioning of Japan’s powerful new warship, which has the same name --- Kaga --- as one of the Imperial Japanese Navy’s aircraft carriers in World War II. The original Kaga, which Beijing’s English language daily, Global Times, terms a “notorious warship”, was sunk by the US Navy in the Battle of Midway in 1942. With Japanese Ship (JS) Kaga’s rebirth on Wednesday as a “helicopter destroyer”, Japan now has Asia’s only navy with two aircraft carrier-sized warships...
  • Tillerson refuses to rule out nuclearization of Asian allies to keep North Korea in check

    03/19/2017 7:49:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies
    FOX ^ | March 17, 2017 | Rich Edson
    Tillerson refuses to rule out nuclearization of Asian allies to keep North Korea in check KOREAN DEMILITARIZED ZONE – EXCLUSIVE: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in an exclusive interview with Fox News, refused to rule out increased weaponization and even nuclearization of America’s East Asian allies to deter North Korean aggression. “We’re exchanging views,” Tillerson said, while standing a few feet within what is technically North Korean territory inside what is known as the Joint Security Area. “Nothing has been taken off the table,” he said, when asked whether he would rule out nuclearization of the peninsula, during the interview...
  • Japan set to deliver aircraft to Philippines this month

    03/18/2017 6:52:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Update Philippines ^ | March 18, 2017 | PNA
    Pilots and flight crews of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSF) will be tasked to fly and deliver two of the five leased turbo-prop TC-90 aircraft to the Philippine Navy’s (PN) Sangley Point air facility on March 27. This was confirmed by Navy spokesperson, Capt. Lued Lincuna, in an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) Friday. He said they are still to get the names of the Japanese pilots. The JMSDF will formally transfer the TC-90s to the Navy on the same day. Lincuna said the Navy will get the remaining three TC-90s before the end of the year....
  • China Promises ‘Firm Response’ If Japan ‘Persists In Taking Wrong Actions’ In South China Sea

    03/17/2017 8:56:14 AM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-17-2017 | John Hayward
    China finally got around to responding to Japan’s planned tour of the South China Sea with the helicopter carrier Izumo, its largest warship. The Chinese response was predictably unpleasant, as reported by Reuters. “If Japan persists in taking wrong actions, and even considers military interventions that threaten China’s sovereignty and security… then China will inevitably take firm responsive measures,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a regular press briefing. China said on Tuesday that it was waiting for an official word on why Japan plans to send the warship on the tour through the South China Sea, but that...
  • God's Will and Glory ,your Fruit to take in and bare[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/14/2017 10:25:17 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    You my children have been orchestrated for My will and glory but are you accomplishing my will at this very moment or have you put me on pause for I AM your Redeemer, Lord and God . My yoke is easy there is no striving but a beautiful flowing river of Life and this is the wellspring I call to that abides in you ! My law is Love and My Rudder for your life is intimacy with me . So come even now and walk with Me in the Garden of your Destiny for there is fruit of My...
  • Japan's Monster World War II Battleships Were the Biggest Ever

    03/12/2017 11:45:09 AM PDT · by DFG · 124 replies
    National Interest ^ | 03/11/2017 | Robert Farley
    Japan withdrew from the London Naval Treaty in 1936. The chief Japanese negotiator, Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, feared that concessions on the part of his negotiating team would lead directly to his assassination upon return to Japan. Japanese nationalists believed that the Washington Naval Treaty system was holding Japan back and preventing it from becoming a first-rate power. Freed from the constraints of international treaties, they believed that Japan could build a world-beating fleet that would push the Western powers out of Asia and help usher in a new era of Japanese dominance.
  • The Wild Boars of Fukushima

    03/10/2017 6:23:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 9, 2017 | Alan Taylor
    Six years after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, the evacuation zone around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remains devoid of humans—but the boars have moved in. Reuters reports that after the people left, wild boars living in the nearby hills came down to the towns and made themselves at home. Now, the Japanese government is preparing to lift evacuation orders in some areas, but residents have voiced concerns about the dangers of encountering wild boars in their streets and backyards. A small group of local hunters have been assigned to catch and kill the boars,...
  • Why is Saudi Arabia's king spending a month in Asia?

    03/08/2017 5:22:10 AM PST · by csvset · 14 replies
    Straights Times ^ | 8 March 2017 | Jonathan Fulton
    Saudi Arabia's King Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud began a month-long trip to Asia last week that has taken him to Malaysia and Indonesia, with stops in Japan, China and the Maldives to follow. Coming after high-level visits between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states and Chinese government officials, the King's trip is a further indication of the deepening of relations between Arab Gulf monarchies and East Asia. While trade is an important focus for the Saudi delegation, Asia's growing role in Gulf security is going to be a major feature of the trip. The China-Saudi security relationship was emphasised during a...
  • North Korea: We were aiming at US bases in Japan

    03/07/2017 8:18:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/07/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    In case anyone wondered what the Kim regime was up to yesterday, the North Korean state-run media would like to clear up the confusion. The simultaneous launch of four mid-range ballistic missiles was a practice run for the war than Kim Jong-un insists is coming, a little target practice using Uncle Sam as a bulls-eye. The firing range practice got a significant response from the US that raises the stakes for both China and South Korea: North Korea was practicing to strike United States military bases in Japan with its latest barrage of missiles, state media in Pyongyang reported...
  • Now is the time for your walk of Faith[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2017 1:33:37 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    bible, Holy Spirit, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-6-17 | bible, The Joshua Chronicles
    I wait upon the waters for you in the midst of your storm. Now is the time for your walk of Faith . . . Step out of doubt and find your trust knowing I am The finisher of your faith and come to me even now for I have laid a table before you to eat from, for my showbread "declares" life everlasting "IS" yours right now ! "Come" for I AM The Peace for your heart. I have met you with a Yes and Amen now walk in your answer for you have received your request. Matthew 14:22-33...
  • Japan’s interpreters struggle to make sense of ‘Trumpese’

    02/22/2017 9:42:40 AM PST · by bgill · 19 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | Feb. 17, 2017 | Tomohiro Osaki
    “He rarely speaks logically, and he only emphasizes one side of things as if it were the absolute truth. There are lots of moments when I suspected his assertions were factually dubious,” said Chikako Tsuruta, who routinely covers Trump-related news as an interpreter for CNN, ABC and CBS. “He is so overconfident and yet so logically unconvincing that my interpreter friends and I often joke that if we translated his words as they are, we would end up making ourselves sound stupid,”...This challenge, the likes of which they claim was not an issue when interpreting for renowned orator Barack Obama
  • The River of Life flows from Grace not works[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/20/2017 2:28:16 PM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 2-17-17 | Jedediah
    My River flows for you my children and not by any works of your hands but it is by my Grace , if nothing else was done by you " Behold I AM complete in my sacrifice for all " ,therefore die to self and just allow Me to be your first fruit in and through all for I AM your very breath and spirit ! Now just abide in Me " The Vine" and allow Me to love on you where you are right now by just releasing your yoke of works to Me for I AM your Glory...
  • Canada frees Air India bomber, Sikh terrorist who killed 331 people in 1985 attacks

    02/16/2017 1:59:54 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 47 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Agence France-Presse
    The only person convicted in the 1985 Air India bombings that killed 331 people is now free, Canada's parole board said Wednesday. Inderjit Singh Reyat had been ordered to live at a halfway house following his release from prison one year ago, after serving two decades behind bars. That condition has now been lifted and Reyat may return to a normal life, including "living in a private residence," parole board spokesman Patrick Storey said in an email. The onetime Sikh extremist, an immigrant from India, was convicted of making bombs that were stuffed into luggage and planted on two planes...
  • Japan leads way with Li-ion submarines

    02/16/2017 4:37:15 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    Shephard ^ | 16th February 2017 | Gordon Arthur
    Japan's first submarine to be powered by lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries will be commissioned in March 2020, doing away with lead-acid batteries and a Stirling air-independent propulsion (AIP) system. With the arrival of this eleventh Soryu-class submarine the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) will be the world's first navy to field a conventional submarine powered by Li-ion batteries. VAdm (Retired) Masao Kobayashi, former commander of the JMSDF's Fleet Submarine Force, explained at UDT Asia in Singapore on 18 January that the new type 'will change conventional submarine operations dramatically'. While Li-ion batteries offered similar endurance to an AIP system combined with...
  • 70 Percent in Japan Approve of Shinzo Abe’s Trump Visit; Communist Party Outraged

    02/13/2017 2:52:13 PM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | FRANCES MARTEL
    Japanese polling firms found solid support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Florida this past weekend to spend time with his American counterpart, President Donald Trump, though far-left politicians condemned expanding U.S.-Japan ties. The newswire service Kyodo published a poll following Abe’s return to Japan finding that 70 percent of Japanese respondents were “satisfied” with Abe’s visit to the White House and Trump’s estate in Florida, Mar-a-Lago. The New York Times adds that the Kyodo poll found approval of Abe’s work as prime minister generally to be 62 percent, a slight uptick from a month earlier. The Japanese broadcaster...
  • Trump Sticks Press in Basement With Blacked Out Windows While He Golfs

    02/12/2017 4:49:06 AM PST · by Zakeet · 98 replies
    Slate ^ | February 11, 2017 | Elliot Hannon
    Donald Trump likes to golf. He owns golf courses around the world, after all. Donald Trump does not like the media. We know this because he talks about it, he tweets about it, and he likely dreams about it. This weekend, the president took another break from Washington, D.C. and headed south to Mar-a-Lago. On Saturday, Trump suited up to play a round of golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. [Snip] But what to do with the press while you’re teeing off? Trump's press corps has been placed in a basement suite at Jupiter golf club. Black plastic over...
  • Japan | No Country for Islam - Here's Why

    02/11/2017 3:13:17 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 47 replies
    You Tube ^ | 17/1/17 | Black Pigeon Speaks
    0:00as the West grapples with attack after 0:03attack after attack from members of the 0:05religion of peace or Islam there is one 0:09country industrial an ally of the west 0:12and even hosting US military bases on 0:16its soil that seems immune japan while 0:19truck attacks that modown people have 0:22been used in France and Germany there 0:24have been bomb attacks and suicide 0:26attacks in london brussels and Madrid 0:28execution squads squealing analog bar 0:32murdered hundreds in Paris Volgograd 0:35Belson and Moscow in fact the new Muslim 0:39Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said that 0:42Islamic terror attacks are just and...
  • HEY U.S. LIBERALS! WE JAPANESE HUG! YOU RACIST!

    02/12/2017 9:55:34 AM PST · by GraceG · 13 replies
    A Japanese living in Japan named Yoko goes over the idiocy behind the liberal media whining about Trump's "hug" with Japanese Prime minister Abe. You Tube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpywS_LXpeE
  • Live Thread: President Trump and Japan PM Abe Speak on N Korea Missile Test 2/11/17 10:30 PM EST

    02/11/2017 7:38:37 PM PST · by kristinn · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | Saturday, February 11, 2017 | Kristinn
    President Trump and Prime Minister Abe will be speaking from Trump's estate Mar a Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, about the North Korea ballistic missile test. They were supposed to speak at 10:15 p.m. but are running late.
  • CNN FAKE NEWS: Without Melania Trump, Mrs. Abe Rolls Solo in Washington

    02/11/2017 2:08:15 PM PST · by Bon mots · 31 replies
    Reddit ^ | February 11, 2017 | CNN
    CNN just makes stuff up - caught red-handed again.
  • The Supper Bowl! The Trumps, the Japanese prime minister and his wife are joined by New England

    02/10/2017 11:22:39 PM PST · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/11/17 | Geoff Earle
    Full title....................................... The Supper Bowl! The Trumps, the Japanese prime minister and his wife are joined by New England Patriots owner for dinner at Mar-a-Lago after the First Family fly to Florida on Air Force One..........................................President Donald Trump welcomed the Japanese prime minister and his wife to his ‘winter White House’ in Mar-a-Lago after jetting off for a weekend of ‘golf diplomacy’. At a dinner on Friday evening at the luxurious resort, President Trump was joined by his wife Melania, Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie as well as Robert Kraft, the owner of the Super Bowl winners the New...
  • Kimura’s Crazed ‘Macbeth’ for Today

    02/10/2017 2:03:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    THE JAPAN TIMES ^ | JAN 24, 2017 | Nobuko Tanaka
    “When I was studying English literature at the University of Tokyo, even though I had no theater experience at all, I got the chance to direct ‘Macbeth,’ ” 33-year-old Ryunosuke Kimura explained when we met recently at a rehearsal studio in downtown Tokyo. “To start my research, I rented a video of ‘Ninagawa Macbeth’ — but I was amazed because it seemed entirely different from William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth,’ ” he recalled. Indeed it was amazingly different, because the late Yukio Ninagawa set his 1980 masterpiece in samurai-era Japan, not medieval Scotland, and he also filled most of the stage with...
  • President Donald Trump holds a news conference at 1p ET.

    02/10/2017 7:31:15 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 82 replies
    President @realDonaldTrump holds a news conference at 1p ET. Tune in to Fox News Channel for live coverage.
  • Donald Trump to pay for Japanese leader Shinzo Abe’s stay at Mar-a-Lago as a ‘gift’

    02/09/2017 10:02:53 AM PST · by GonzoII · 53 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, February 9, 2017 | Dave Boyer
    President Trump will pay for the visit of Japan’s prime minister to the president’s south Florida retreat this weekend as a “personal gift,” the White House said Thursday. A senior administration official said Mr. Trump will pay personally for the stay of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, where memberships can cost up to $200,000. The official described the financial arrangement as “something the president is doing for the prime minister.” It will be the first time that Mr. Trump hosts a foreign leader at his resort while in office. They plan to play...
  • Japan's Sharp may break ground on $7 billion U.S. plant in H1 - source (700,000 jobs possible)

    02/07/2017 11:19:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 8, 2017
    Japanese display maker Sharp Corp may start building a $7 billion plant in the United States in the first half of 2017, taking the lead on a project initially outlined by its Taiwanese parent Foxconn, a person with knowledge of the plan said. A decision by Foxconn to give Sharp the lead would come as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prepares to travel to the United States to meet U.S. President Donald Trump, who in his inauguration speech vowed to put "America first". In a package Tokyo hopes will please Trump, Abe will unveil investments to create as many as...
  • Jesus forcast for you[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/06/2017 9:42:32 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-6-17 | Jesus the author of our faith
    You are my children so come spend time with me for now as you enter into worship welcoming in My Spirit of Grace truly Heaven shall open and my angelic army abound around you for you are My holy place as I live in and with you as one abiding together . Allow me to show, yes reveal to you that which are mysteries to others yet make I it known to you for you are my Gideons and we are about to take on a great victory over darkness and this is why my presence in you is expanding...
  • Japanese Cargo Craft Falls to Earth After Failed Space-Junk Experiment

    02/06/2017 9:04:03 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    space.com ^ | 02/06/2017 | Hanneke Weitering
    The spacecraft, named HTV-6, arrived at the space station in December filled with 5 tons of food, water, clothes, science experiments and other gear. It intentionally burned up in Earth's atmosphere at 10:06 a.m. EST on Sunday (12:06 a.m. Japan StandardTime), according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The HTV-6 spent 45 days docked at the station's Harmony module while Expedition 50 crewmembers unloaded the cargo and filled the empty space with nonrecyclable trash After departing from the space station on Jan. 27, HTV-6 spent a week orbiting the Earth 12 miles (19 kilometers) below and 23 miles (37 km)...
  • China lashes out at Mattis remarks on islands

    02/04/2017 7:39:33 AM PST · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    AP/Stars & Stripes ^ | February 4, 2017 | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN
    BEIJING — The U.S. is putting regional stability in East Asia at risk, a Chinese spokesman said Saturday following remarks by President Donald Trump's defense secretary that a U.S. commitment to defend Japanese territory applies to an island group that China claims. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang on Saturday called on the U.S. to avoid discussion of the issue and reasserted China's claim of sovereignty over the tiny uninhabited islands, known in Japanese as the Senkaku and Chinese as Diaoyu. The 1960 U.S.-Japan treaty is "a product of the Cold War, which should not impair China's territorial sovereignty and...
  • Mattis warns North Korea: US will counter nuclear attack

    02/03/2017 5:56:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/3/17 | Joel Gehrke
    Any North Korean attack on an American ally will meet with an "overwhelming" counterattack from the United States, particularly if the regime uses nuclear weapons. "Due to some of the provocations out of North Korea and other challenges that we jointly face, I want to make certain that Article Five of our mutual defense treaty is understood to be as real to us today as it was a year ago, five years ago and as it will be a year and 10 years from now," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters before a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...
  • On Earth as it is in Heaven[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/03/2017 9:02:42 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible,The joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-3-17 | Holy Spirit
    My orchestra is about to perform its final symphony for as My kingdom has arrived in you now it is time to place My presence upon you My Bride as I did upon Adam and Eve in the garden for truly now you are more than just a garden for you bear the fruit of My Spirit as My Tree of Life for others and so now through you they shall drink in My Living Waters as the woman at the well. Prepare yourself for now My Presence upon you shall be Heaven on Earth . Matthew 6:10 10 Thy...
  • Japan reportedly setting up package for Trump to create 700,000 US jobs

    02/03/2017 7:05:43 AM PST · by mandaladon · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3 Feb 2017
    Japan, which has a consistent trade surplus with the U.S., is putting the finishing touches on a package that it claims will create 700,000 jobs in the U.S. and help create a $450-billion market, Reuters reported, citing government sources familiar with the plans. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Trump are expected to meet on Feb. 10. Major Japanese newspapers cited a draft of the proposal that calls for cooperation on building high-speed trains in the U.S. northeast, Texas and California. The two sides would also jointly develop artificial intelligence, robotics, space and Internet technology. The Japanese may use money...
  • BY MY SPIRIT[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/02/2017 12:36:23 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bible , The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-2-17 | Holy Spirit
    My corpuscles are the youth of your future endeavors in me therefore as you receive communion by My Spirit and declare it in tongues truly I shall overcome the arsenals and attempts of the enemy to thwart My Will in you for you do not work for flesh and blood or a church Made out of Stone nor a shepherd born into sin but it is My Righteousness that saves you in an eternal manner not mankind or a shepherd’s staff and your True charity is to merely do My Will for in these footprints of obedience is where we...
  • Japan May Offer US Jobs in Summit with Trump (Hundreds of thousands of jobs)

    01/31/2017 3:37:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Industry Week ^ | January 31, 2017 | Bloomberg
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will propose plans to create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the US when he meets President Donald Trump at an upcoming summit in Washington, Kyodo news reported Tuesday. Tokyo is busy putting together an investment package which "would translate into hundreds of thousands" of new US jobs, Kyodo said, citing unnamed Japanese government sources. Abe will pitch Japanese companies' cooperation in projects like high-speed rail construction and shale oil development, the report added. The package is to be put forward when the two leaders meet on February 10. Japan is one of Washington's closest...
  • 2,000-year-old clay doll dug up in one piece at Osaka ruins site

    01/30/2017 9:54:24 AM PST · by fishtank · 24 replies
    Asahi ^ | January 27, 2017 at 17:00 JST | By TAKASHI YOSHIKAWA
    2,000-year-old clay doll dug up in one piece at Osaka ruins site IBARAKI, Osaka Prefecture--A moon-faced clay doll from the mid-Yayoi Pottery Culture period (300 B.C.-A.D. 300) has been unearthed in near perfect condition at an archaeological site here, the first discovery of its kind in the prefecture. The charming doll, of a kind very rarely found intact, was unearthed at the Kori ruins, the Osaka Center for Culture Heritage announced Jan. 26.
  • A look at the Northwest earthquake that shook the world

    01/27/2017 6:09:31 PM PST · by JimSEA · 15 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 1/25/17 | ZOSHA MILLMAN
    Just before midnight on Jan. 27, 1700, Japan woke to a massive tsunami, a surprise since no one there felt the earthquake that would’ve caused it. Years later, scientists finally figured out why – it all started in Cascadia, exactly 317 years ago. Samurai, merchants and villagers wrote of minor flooding and damage. Confusion abounded. After all, there had been no tremor in Japan that would’ve given locals warning of a rogue wave.The “orphan tsunami” wouldn’t be linked to the parent earthquake, which originated in the geologically active Pacific Northwest’s Cascadia subduction zone, until the 1990s. The zone hosts a...
  • Japan launches its first military communications satellite

    01/24/2017 10:24:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin
    jlltsubo.com ^ | Jan 24, 2017 | Edna Parker
    The launch of Kirameki-2 satellite, conducted within the program of modernization of the Self-Defense Forces' ability to improve dealing with security challenges, was broadcast online via Internet.... The Kirameki-2, operating with X-band technology, is one of three defence communications satellites which will replace three civilian satellites used by the SDF. The legislation, which loosens constraints imposed by the war-renouncing Constitution, came into force last March. ... Kirameki-1 is expected to operate over the Pacific Ocean and the Kirameki-3 over Japan. It will be used to share information among Japan's Self-Defence Forces units deployed worldwide.
  • Mitsubishi chief sees opportunity if ‘very smart person’ Trump keeps infrastructure spending pledge

    01/23/2017 12:52:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | January 23, 2017 | Bloomberg
    DAVOS, SWITZERLAND – U.S. President Donald Trump’s promise to create jobs by spending $1 trillion over 10 years upgrading infrastructure from airports to schools is an opportunity for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., the conglomerate’s chairman said. Mitsubishi, maker of an array of products from forklifts to nuclear power plants and aircraft, also won’t hesitate to invest more in the U.S., Hideaki Omiya, 70, said in an interview on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday. “We provide infrastructure all over the world, including the U.S.,” he said. “It might be a good opportunity for us.”...
  • No country for old men: Japan's elderly inmates prefer jail to being released

    01/15/2017 6:03:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01/15/2017 | Natsuko Fukue
    Tokyo (AFP) - Every day is the same. He wakes at 6:45 am, eats breakfast 20 minutes later and reports for work at eight o'clock sharp. But this isn't your typical Japanese salaryman. This man is in his 80s and he is in prison -- a cage of structure and certainty that he is hesitant to ever leave. "I don't know what kind of life I should lead after I get out. I'll be worried about my health and financial situation once I leave," the inmate told AFP on condition of anonymity from Tokyo's Fuchu Prison, where he is serving...
  • Japanese mini-rocket launch fails

    01/14/2017 9:12:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 11:32 PM ET, Sat January 14, 2017 | James Griffiths and Yoko Wakatsuki,
    Japan's attempt to launch one of the smallest-ever rockets into space has ended in failure. The 9.5-meter (32-foot) rocket lifted off around 8:30 a.m. local time Sunday from the Uchinoura Space Center in southwestern Japan, according to state broadcaster NHK. The rocket was carrying a micro-satellite that is 35 centimeters (13 inches) tall and weighs 3 kg (6.6 lbs.). However, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), communication systems malfunctioned after the rocket launched, causing the ignition of the second booster to be terminated. The rocket fell into the sea southeast of Uchinoura. The launch, which was delayed from...
  • No Sign of Japan-Related Radiation Found in Alaska Waters

    01/11/2017 6:25:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KOB4 ^ | January 11, 2017
    State officials have announced that tests of Alaska seafood continue to show no detectable amounts of radiation, five years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami set off a nuclear disaster at a Japanese power plant. More than 16,000 people were killed in 2011 after Japan's 9.1-magnitude earthquake, which led to nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Since then, U.S. and international agencies have been conducting tests to determine the health of marine life along the U.S. and Canada, KTVA-TV reported (http://bit.ly/2iZxoG5). Testing regions in Alaska include the Aleutian Islands and Bering Sea, Bristol Bay, the Gulf of...
  • He is headed to the UN ![Charismatic Caucus]

    01/11/2017 8:11:48 AM PST · by Jedediah · 7 replies
    A voice in the distance a wave in the air, But bearing no fruit except despair, A leader once of a country beloved, But now he attacks the messenger from above, The Dove of freedom he claims to hold, But truly in his hand is a hammer not gold, Denying The " T " ruth of "I AM "(JESUS), Causing grief to sacred land ! Soon he shall be revealed as that angel of old, That fell to the earth being vane and bold, His heart is black as his soul, But soon every one shall know, The Abomination about...
  • Japan to recall envoy to South Korea amid row over ‘comfort women’ statue

    01/06/2017 8:24:01 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 61 replies
    Asian Correspondent ^ | 6th January 2017 | Asian Correspondent Staff
    JAPAN is recalling its ambassador to South Korea over a statue commemorating Korean “comfort women” forced to work in Japanese wartime military brothels during World War Two, the government said on Friday. The term “comfort women” is a euphemism used for the girls and women who were subjected to the practice. South Korean activists estimate that there may have been as many as 200,000 Korean victims. Chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga said the statue in the southern city of Busan was “extremely regrettable” and stated that Japan has asked for its removal.
  • An Angry Japan Responds To Trump's Toyota Taunts

    01/06/2017 10:20:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/07/2017
    After Trump's Thursday morning twitter taunt targeted Toyota, when the President-elect warned Japan’s biggest carmaker that it will face heavy penalties if it chooses to make cars for the US market in Mexico, writing  "Toyota Motor said will build a new plant in Baja, Mexico, to build Corolla cars for U.S. NO WAY! Build plant in U.S. or pay big border tax", a tweet which sent shares of Japanese carmakers sliding on Friday with a 1.7% fall for Toyota, 2.2% for Nissan and 3.2% for Mazda, an angry Japanese government and corporate establishment pushed back against Trump’s criticism of...
  • The widow's mite a Pence to you[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/05/2017 9:19:06 AM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles, bible ^ | 1-5-17 | Jedediah,Holy Spirit
    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...
  • Why Japan Refuses Immigration and Multiculturalism (video)

    01/04/2017 6:19:17 AM PST · by libertarian27 · 12 replies
    Black Pigeon Speaks ^ | Jan 3, 2017 | Black Pigeon Speaks
    Why Japan Refuses Immigration and Multiculturalism
  • Sprint, OneWeb say 8,000 jobs announced by Trump are part of SoftBank pledge

    12/28/2016 5:03:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 28, 2016 | Richard Cowan
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday said telecommunications group Sprint Corp (S.N) and a U.S. satellite company OneWeb will bring 8,000 jobs to the United States, and the companies said the positions were part of a previously disclosed pledge by Japan's SoftBank Group Corp. SoftBank (9984.T) holds stakes in both companies and its chief, billionaire businessman Masayoshi Son, earlier in December said he would invest $50 billion in the United States and create 50,000 jobs. Sprint in January said it had cut 2,500 jobs as part of its plan to cut $2.5 billion in costs. On Wednesday it said it...
  • Obama, Abe remember Pearl Harbor dead in historic Arizona Memorial visit

    12/27/2016 2:22:21 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 47 replies
    Hono Star Bull ^ | Dec. 27 , 2016 | Star-Advertiser Staff
    President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid wreaths aboard the Arizona Memorial to honor those killed in the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. It was the first visit by a Japanese leader to the memorial. The two leaders said nothing during their brief visit.
  • Israel Urges Jews To Leave France, Suspends "Working Ties" With ...

    12/26/2016 4:53:35 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 10 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | December 26, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    In an unexpected escalation that was not the result of Israel's angry response to Friday's UN vote which passed a resolution condemning the country's settlements on occupied Palestinian territory, and which the US refused to veto, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday called on French Jews to leave their country to protest a Paris-hosted conference planned for next month aimed at restarting Palestine-Israel peace talks, Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth has reported.
  • Why is KFC a Christmas tradition in Japan?

    12/25/2016 8:24:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Boing Boing ^ | December 20, 2016 | David Pescovitz
    Around Christmas, many KFC restaurants in Japan see 10 times their average daily sales. Customers order their KFC special Christmas dinner weeks in advance or wait in line for hours to score a Kentucky Christmas dinner package including chicken, side dishes, cake, and even wine. WTF??! Marketing, that's what. From the BBC: According to KFC Japan spokeswoman Motoichi Nakatani, it started thanks to Takeshi Okawara, the manager of the first KFC in the country. Shortly after it opened in 1970, Okawara woke up at midnight and jotted down an idea that came to him in a dream: a “party barrel”...
  • The Secret World of Japan's Hidden Christians

    12/25/2016 8:07:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Japan Today ^ | DEC. 25, 2016 | Ursula Hyzy
    Japanese rice farmer Masatsugu Tanimoto doesn’t think of himself as a Christian, and you’d almost never find him in a church. But every so often, he and others meet to recite prayers drawn from another time and place. The group, dressed in sober kimonos and sandals, rapidly make the sign of the cross as they sing a mish-mash of Portuguese, Latin and Japanese—evoking the memory of their ancestors, the so-called “hidden Christians”, who were brutally persecuted in the 17th century, when Shoguns ruled Japan. Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese is bringing their harrowing story to the big screen just before Christmas...