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  • Doklam India-China standoff: Japan throws weight behind India and Bhutan, says...

    08/18/2017 12:27:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Indian Express ^ | August 18, 2017 | Shubhajit Roy
    Doklam India-China standoff: Japan throws weight behind India and Bhutan, says no side should try to change status quo by force Doklam standoff: On China’s claim about India’s role in the dispute, Japan has also conveyed that India is “involved” in this incident “based on bilateral agreements” with Bhutan. Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Updated: August 18, 2017 10:35 am Two months into the Doklam border standoff between Indian and Chinese soldiers, Japan has conveyed its unequivocal support to India and Bhutan through diplomatic channels — a first by a major country, which is China’s neighbour, top...
  • Japan Sends Surprise To US Fleet In Massive Show of Support For President Trump

    08/11/2017 2:27:38 PM PDT · by blueyon · 41 replies
    WorldNewsPolitics.com ^ | Aug 10 2017 | JB
    Japan just sent a strong message to the rest of the world. That despite the liberal media’s attempts to sow chaos all is well and good, and they support President Trump and America. And are ready to take action to prove it. 14 SHARES SHARE THIS STORY Japan just sent a strong message to the rest of the world. That despite the liberal media’s attempts to sow chaos all is well and good, and they support President Trump and America. And are ready to take action to prove it. Advertisement Allies are important as President Trump knows and if you...
  • Japan ready to protect Guam, defense minister says

    08/10/2017 11:37:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 10, 2017 | Lukas Mikelionis
    In the event of a North Korean nuclear attack on Guam, Japan’s new defense minister said Thursday that his country’s military could shoot down the missiles before they reach the U.S. territory. In such a scenario, Japan has the right to activate its Aegis destroyer missile defense system, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said during a session of the National Diet, Japan’s parliament. Any attack against Guam would be considered an existential threat to Japan, the defense minister said, also citing a mutual defense agreement with the United States.....
  • The Hezbollah Connection

    02/10/2015 11:28:35 AM PST · by csvset · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 10, 2015 | RONEN BERGMAN
    1. Ahmad Abu Adass In 2005, the last year of his life, Ahmad Abu Adass was 22 and still living with his parents in Beirut, Lebanon. He was kind and liked people, his friends later told investigators, but none of them thought he was very sophisticated. The best way to describe him was simple, one said. He was generous and a little naïve. He was very weak, physically. A Sunni Muslim of Palestinian descent, Adass had become interested in religion and now spent many hours at the Arab University Mosque near his home. It was there, after a prayer session,...
  • Japan moves missile defence system into central Tokyo as people rush to buy bomb shelters (TR)

    08/10/2017 8:12:46 AM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/10/2017 | Julian Robinson
    Japan has wheeled missile defence systems into the heart of Tokyo after North Korea threatened to send a volley of rockets over the country towards Guam. Pictures show how a PAC-3 Patriot missile unit has been moved in to a compound at the Defence Ministry in the capital after officials said they could shoot down North Korean rockets if they pass overhead. Sales of bomb shelters in Japan are said to have increased as tensions continue to rise in the region while officials in Seoul have vowed to bolster their defences. But South Korean citizens - long accustomed to its...
  • 3 maps that explain North Korea's strategy

    08/09/2017 9:05:49 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/9/17 | George Friedman
    Therefore, it was critical for North Korea to appear irrational. Only apparent irrationality, meticulously managed, could convince the Americans, the South Koreans, the Japanese, the Russians, and the Chinese that North Korea was utterly dangerous. But the regime's apparent irrationality had to be calibrated in such a way that North Korea's dangerousness was never so credible or imminent that someone would preemptively attack it.
  • North Korea's Folly[charismatic Caucus]

    08/07/2017 7:43:16 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 8-7-2017 | bible
    A nation has come before my courts attention, Its leader creating his own ascension, The cries of the innocent brought before me, Torture and murder with blasphemy, Turning his back to My very Throne(Jeremiah 17:13), Creating a temporal one of his own, Causing his subjects through fear to give him fame, Trying his best to erase My Name("Jesus Christ"), No fear of The Creator has he, So now he shall meet the angel of death and catastrophe, A boy attempting to become a man, But very soon will lose his land, The hand "is" writing on the wall, This man's...
  • Video: Japan's XASM-3 Supersonic Anti-Ship Missile Test Launch

    08/02/2017 2:19:35 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 02 August 2017
    Japan's Acquisition Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA) released for the first time footage showing the XASM-3 supersonic anti-ship missile during a test launch. ATLA is a branch of Japan's MoD created in 2015 to "ensure technological superiority and respond to operational needs smoothly and quickly". Screen capture from the ATLA video showing the XASM-3 launch. It was recently reported that the missile will enter mass production in 2018 and be officially introduced with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), it will then be called ASM-3. According to the Japanese MoD, aerodynamic and captive carry tests on F-2 fighters had been...
  • First JMSDF 25DD-class Asahi ASW Destroyer Started Sea Trials (Japan)

    07/27/2017 8:28:24 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 27 July 2017
    Based on Japanese ship spotters pictures, the Asahi destroyer (25DD-class), the latest surface combatant designed for the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF), started sea trials. 19DD Asahi Destroyer 25DD class JMSDF Japan 125DD-class ASW Destroyer Asahi (hull number 119) during its first sea trials off MHI Nagasaki shipyard. Picture via ship spotter colleague @tamotaro The images and video show the new first-of-class vessel during its initial sea trials which reportedly started July 6th and ended July 26th off Nagasaki in Southern Japan. The two vessels of the 25DD-class are built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) in the Nagasaki shipyard....
  • 4:08 PM on Friday 7/21 Shinagawa SSW of Tokyo pretty sure just felt a quake (vanity?)

    07/21/2017 12:19:52 AM PDT · by reed13k · 23 replies
    me | today | me
    10th floor of a hotel near Shinagawa station (here through the weekend if any local Freepers want to meet up... I got no plans)and fairly certain I just felt a quake - to me maybe a 2-3... Then again I'm tired of working and looking forward to a drink... so...
  • FORGING A CLOSER MARITIME ALLIANCE: THE CASE FOR U.S.-JAPAN JOINT FRIGATE DEVELOPMENT

    07/18/2017 7:54:29 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Center for International Maritime Security ^ | 2017-07-18 | Jason Y. Osuga
    “Our history is clear that nations with strong allies thrive, and those without them wither. My key words are solvency and security to protect the American people. My priorities as SECDEF are strengthening readiness, strengthening alliances, and bring business reform to DOD.” – General James Mattis (ret.), SECDEF Confirmation Hearing, 1/11/17 At current growth rates, China may become a comparable power to the United States in economic and military terms in the not too distant future. In this future world, China will be less constrained than it is today to attempt to coerce other Asian nations to its will.[1] China’s...
  • New missiles eyed for ASDF F-2 fighters

    07/18/2017 7:38:21 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    The Yomiuri Shimbun ^ | July 19, 2017
    The government plans to equip the Air Self-Defense Force’s F-2 fighters with a new air-to-ship missile from next fiscal year, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. It will allocate several hundred millions of yen in a budgetary request for fiscal 2018 to mass produce the missile, which is currently under development, according to sources. The new missile will be the first supersonic air-to-ship type to be made in the country. It is characterized as being difficult to intercept, the sources said. The introduction of the new missile is aimed at keeping the Chinese Navy — which has been taking high-handed action...
  • 'Get used to it', China says as it flies bombers near Japan

    07/15/2017 12:28:31 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 14, 2017
    BEIJING: China told Japan on Friday to "get used to it" after it flew six warplanes over the Miyako Strait between two southern Japanese islands in a military exercise. Japan's defense ministry issued a statement late on Thursday describing the flyover by the formation of Xian H-6 bombers earlier that day as "unusual", while noting that there had been no violation of Japanese airspace. The Chinese navy and air force have in recent months carried out a series of exercises in the Western Pacific, as they hone their ability to operate far from their home shores. The Chinese defense ministry...
  • US, India and Japan begin biggest joint naval drills for 25 years

    07/11/2017 6:16:52 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 July 2017 | JAY AKBAR FOR MAILONLINE
    US, India and Japan begin biggest joint naval drills for 25 years as Beijing looks on amid dispute over South China Sea The US, India and Japan took part in the annual naval drills off the coast of India The exercise, known as Malabar, is said to be a show of strength against China This year's drills are the largest since America and India launched them in 1992 All three countries involved are concerned at China's claims to South China Sea By JAY AKBAR FOR MAILONLINE PUBLISHED: 11:32 BST, 10 July 2017 | UPDATED: 16:53 BST, 11 July 2017 A...
  • Trump blasts 'menace' North Korea's nuclear missile ambitions .....

    07/09/2017 2:11:07 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 16:36 EDT, 8 July 2017 | Associated Press
    US president met with South Korean and Chinese leaders at the G20 summit Focused in both bilateral meetings on North Korea's nuclear missile threatTold China's Xi that 'something has to be done' about Kim Jong-Un's belligerenceWarned Japan's Shinzo Abe about 'the problem and menace of North Korea' 
  • Amelia Earhart May Have Survived Crash-Landing, Newly Discovered Photo Suggests

    07/05/2017 1:25:49 PM PDT · by Main Street · 97 replies
    nbc ^ | Jul 5 2017 | Tom Costello and Daniel Arkin
    A newly discovered photograph suggests legendary aviator Amelia Earhart, who vanished 80 years ago on a round-the-world flight, survived a crash-landing in the Marshall Islands. The photo, found in a long-forgotten file in the National Archives, shows a woman who resembles Earhart and a man who appears to be her navigator, Fred Noonan, on a dock. The discovery is featured in a new History channel special, "Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence," that airs Sunday. Independent analysts told History the photo appears legitimate and undoctored. Shawn Henry, former executive assistant director for the FBI and an NBC News analyst, has studied...
  • US President calls emergency meeting over North Korea

    07/04/2017 6:44:47 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 83 replies
    Daily mail ^ | July4th 2017 | Staff
    President Donald Trump called an emergency meeting on the Fourth of July to formulate a 'measured response' to North Korea's first intercontinental ballistic missile test, amid fears it could reach as far as Alaska. North Korea declared Tuesday that it had finally achieved its dream of building an intercontinental ballistic missile, saying it would 'fundamentally put an end to the US nuclear war threat and blackmail'. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson later confirmed the latest missile test was with an intercontinental ballistic missile.
  • North Korea launches missile, nearing Japanese waters

    07/03/2017 6:48:01 PM PDT · by Malcolm Reynolds · 78 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7/3/17 | Leslie Shaffer
    On its website, South Korean state news agency Yonhap cited South Korea's military as saying an unidentified ballistic missile launched from a location near the North's border with China at 9:40 a.m. local time. South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered a National Security Council meeting after the launch, Yonhap reported, citing the Blue House — the South's equivalent of the White House.
  • Japan reveals plans to put a man on moon by 2030

    06/30/2017 1:22:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    phys.org ^ | 06/30/2017
    This is the first time the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has said it aims to send an astronaut beyond the International Space Station, an agency spokeswoman told AFP on Friday. The idea is to first join a NASA-led mission in 2025 to build a space station in the moon's orbit, as part of a longer-term effort by NASA to reach Mars. Tokyo hopes that contributing to the multinational mission and sharing Japanese technology will land it a coveted spot at the station, from which it could eventually send an astronaut to the Moon, the spokeswoman said. The plan was...
  • Supernatural Experience[Charismatic Caucus]

    06/30/2017 9:55:35 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Supernatural experience is you saturated by my Presence in and through you for as Ezekiel was swept up into my presence "Behold" this IS where I desire you to be always and forever in the arms of the One that loves you is where you belong ! A Psalm of David. Psalm 23 23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Even though I walk through...