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  • Soaring land prices could prevent possible South Korea troop withdrawal from Demilitarised Zone

    07/22/2018 10:08:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | July 23, 2018
    SEOUL (KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The two Koreas' efforts to ease military tension along the border may be hampered by unexpected obstacles - including the vicissitudes of the real estate market. At the April 27 inter-Korean summit, the leaders of the two Koreas pledged to ease tensions, feeding speculations that South Korea's military is preparing to reduce its presence across the border. Among possibilities being raised is the pulling back of forward-deployed troops near the heavily fortified Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), particularly the Marine Corps' 2nd Division and Army's 7th Mechanized Corps. However, even if related plans are approved by...
  • China first half total trade with North Korea slumps 56 percent year-on-year in dollar terms

    07/22/2018 8:39:22 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 3 replies
    Reuters) - The value of China's trade with North Korea in the first half of 2018 tumbled 56.1 percent from a year earlier to $1.1 billion, customs data showed on Monday. In the same period, imports from North Korea dropped sharply by 87.9 percent on-year to $107.3 million, while exports were down 38.8 percent to $997.3 million. China's June total trade with North Korea was valued at $217.16 million, down from $230.87 million in the previous month.
  • Iran supreme leader says 'obvious mistake' to negotiate with U.S.: website

    07/21/2018 1:20:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 21, 2018 7:53 AM | Dubai newsroom
    … “The word and even the signature of the Americans cannot be relied upon, so negotiations with America are of no avail,” Khamenei said in a meeting with Foreign Ministry officials, adding that negotiations with Washington would be an “obvious mistake”, according to his official website. …
  • Are Warming South Korea-Russia Ties a Game Changer?

    07/20/2018 6:26:42 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | Jul 2018 | Samuel Ramani
    South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivered an historic address at the Russian State Duma. During his address, Moon called for a sweeping expansion of economic ties with Russia and articulated his vision for trilateral cooperation between South Korea, North Korea, and Russia on the preservation of security in Northeast Asia. While the implications of Moon’s diplomatic outreach to Russia on the construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) pipeline links and railways across the Korean Peninsula were the most widely discussed consequences of Moon’s trip to Russia, the strengthening rapprochement between South Korea and Russia also has far-reaching consequences for regional...
  • The EU and Japan Just Signed a Monumental Free-Trade Deal

    07/17/2018 4:33:29 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    fortune.com ^ | July 17, 2018 | Renae Reints
    The European Union and Japan signed a monumental trade deal Tuesday, eliminating nearly all tariffs between the entities in one of the world’s largest free-trade deals. The pact, signed in Tokyo, covers a third of the global economy, the Associated Press reports.
  • TRUMP SIGNALS TO IRANIAN PEOPLE WE WILL SUPPORT THEIR UPRISING (Hannity)

    07/16/2018 6:23:42 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 28 replies
    Hannity ^ | 7/16/18 | Hannity
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  • North Korea to grant special amnesty in August. Why?

    07/15/2018 7:24:00 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 28 replies
    Korea Times ^ | July 16, 2018
    North Korea plans to implement a general amnesty next month before celebrating its 70th founding anniversary on Sept. 9, Pyongyang's media said Monday. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said that amnesty will be granted to those who were convicted of crimes against the country and people on the occasion of the North's 70th founding anniversary. The amnesty will take effect on Aug. 1, the report said, noting the cabinet and relevant organs will take practical measures to help the released people settle down to a normal working life.
  • Dozens Killed in Japan Flooding, Landslides

    07/07/2018 8:47:32 PM PDT · by American Quilter · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7 Jul 2018 | American Quilter
    Flooding and landslides have claimed at least 51 lives in western parts of Japan, according to Japanese public broadcaster NHK. Rescuers were searching for 46 missing people on Saturday. Millions have been evacuated across more than a dozen districts, with Japanese officials urging an additional 4.72 million to leave their homes. Over the past five days, the country was slammed with so much precipitation that rain levels in some areas were two to three times as high as the monthly average for all of July, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. Most of the rain had stopped by Saturday night, but...
  • Japan hangs seven men for 1995 gas attack on Tokyo subway

    07/06/2018 12:22:34 PM PDT · by NRx · 64 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 07-06-2018 | Reiji Yoshida and Sakura Murakami
    Shoko Asahara, founder of the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo and mastermind behind the deadly 1995 nerve gas attack in the Tokyo subway system — and a number of other horrific crimes in the 1980s and ’90s — was executed on Friday, Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa confirmed. She also confirmed that six other condemned Aum members — Tomomasa Nakagawa, 55, Kiyohide Hayakawa, 68, Yoshihiro Inoue, 48, Masami Tsuchiya, 53, Seiichi Endo, 58, and Tomomitsu Niimi, 54 — were also executed. In total, Asahara, 63, whose real name was Chizuo Matsumoto, was found guilty for his role in 13 crimes that led...
  • Japan Executes Cult Leader Behind 1995 Sarin Gas Subway Attack

    07/06/2018 11:50:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/06/2018 | Austin Ramzy
    The leader of a cult in Japan whose followers released deadly gas in the Tokyo subway in 1995, killing 13 people and injuring thousands, was executed Friday. The cult leader, Shoko Asahara, was one of 13 people sentenced to death in connection with the attack and other killings carried out by the group, Aum Shinrikyo. He was hanged Friday morning along with six followers, Japan’s Justice Ministry said. Japan, which generally reserves capital punishment for people convicted of multiple homicides, usually executes a handful of people each year. The date of executions is not announced in advance, and the condemned...
  • Pompeo reportedly gives Kim Jong Un an Elton John 'Rocket Man' CD at Trump's request

    07/06/2018 8:12:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/06/2018 | Alex Pappas
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly brought a CD with the Elton John song “Rocket Man” to give as a gift to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his visit to the country. Pompeo arrived in North Korea on Friday amid talks between the two countries over denuclearizing North Korea. Pompeo brought two gifts for Kim, including a letter from President Trump and the CD, according to The Chosun Ilbo, a top newspaper in South Korea. Last year, amid escalating rhetoric between the two countries, Trump repeatedly referred to Kim as “Rocket Man” and “Little Rocket Man.” A diplomatic...
  • A Match Made in Hi-Tech Heaven: Israel and South Korea

    07/04/2018 5:26:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Media Line | July 4, 2018 | David Lee
    Link only due to apparent copyright issues: http://www.themedialine.org/biztec/a-match-made-in-hi-tech-heaven-israel-and-south-korea/
  • Seven members of Japanese cult executed for Tokyo sarin attack

    07/05/2018 10:48:29 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | July 6, 2018 | James Griffiths and Yoko Wakatsuki
    Tokyo (CNN) Seven members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult, which carried out the deadly 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway, have been executed, Japanese officials said Friday. Cult leader Shoko Asahara, whose real name is Chizuo Matsumoto, had been in prison for 22 years before his execution this week. The attack left more than a dozen people dead and thousands injured. Twelve other members of Aum Shinrikyo were sentenced to death for their roles in the Tokyo attack. Asahara's death sentence was finalized in 2006, according to public broadcaster NHK, but trials of his co-conspirators dragged on for...
  • Japan are hailed as 'an example for all teams' after leaving dressing room spotlessly clean [tr]

    07/03/2018 10:33:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 3, 2018 | Jack Bezants
    After the agonising nature of their last-16 defeat by Belgium, Japan's World Cup squad and their thousands of fans would have been forgiven for leaving the Rostov Arena as swiftly as possible. A number of Japan players were in tears after being knocked out of the tournament when a late, late goal from Nacer Chadli sealed a 3-2 comeback victory for Belgium. But, as revealed by FIFA general coordinator Priscilla Janssens on Twitter, Japan's squad went to extra lengths to thank their hosts in Russia as they bowed out.
  • Are the US and North Korea on the brink of another nuclear showdown?

    07/02/2018 3:39:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 2, 2018 | Harry J. Kazianis
    Are the United States and North Korea headed for the ultimate of summer blockbusters: another nuclear showdown? At least for the moment, all sign point to a solid yes. And the American people need to take notice. Lost in the headlines over a fiery battle over immigration, a looming Supreme Court pick and Fourth of July cookout plans, a slow crisis is brewing on the Korean Peninsula once again. In what can only be described as a bombshell report, NBC News broke details of a shocking new U.S. intelligence assessment on North Korea’s nuclear program. According to multiple intelligence sources...
  • octopus - who correctly predicted every outcome of Japan's World Cup group matches - ... eaten

    07/02/2018 12:20:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 July 2018
    FULL TITLE: The one result he didn't see coming: Rabiot the octopus - who correctly predicted every outcome of Japan's World Cup group matches - is chopped up and eaten before knockout stages An octopus who had predicted all three of Japan's group stage results at the World Cup has been turned into seafood.  Rabiot, a giant Pacific octopus, correctly tipped the result of Japan's games against Colombia, Poland and Senegal, but will not have the chance to predict the team's results in the knockout stages.  Despite his 100 per cent record so far Rabiot, who was caught in Obira,...
  • Bolton says there's a one-year plan for North Korea to denuclearize, stays mum on WaPo report

    07/01/2018 11:41:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/01/2018 | By Maegan Vazquez
    White House national security adviser John Bolton offered up new details on Sunday about the path toward the nuclear disarmament of North Korea and addressed a recent Washington Post report suggesting that the country plans to deceive the United States about its nuclear stockpile. On CBS's "Face the Nation," Bolton said North Korea's nuclear arsenal could be dismantled in a year if Pyongyang cooperates, adding that the program would require "full disclosure of all [of North Korea's] chemical and biological, nuclear programs, ballistic missile sites." "We have developed a program. I am sure that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will...
  • N. Korea aims to hide key parts of nuclear program: reports

    07/01/2018 6:03:59 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 55 replies
    The Korea Herald (Seoul, South Korea) ^ | 1 July 2018 | Jung Min-Kyung, Staff Writer Korea Herald
    Even as North Korea engages in diplomacy with the US for denuclearization, US intelligence officials have spotted evidence that points to the communist nation’s unwillingness to fully dismantle its nuclear program while concealing key parts, the Washington Post said Sunday. The assessment contradicts US President Donald Trump’s remarks that “there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea,” following a landmark summit with the North’s leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore. The evidence collected aims to deceive the United States about the number of nuclear warheads in North Korea’s arsenal as well as the existence of undisclosed...
  • The Jewish man who survived World War II in Axis-era Japan

    06/30/2018 9:25:16 AM PDT · by BBell · 27 replies
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/ ^ | 6/30/18 | BEN SALES
    'We knew what has happening to the Jews in Germany and we wanted Germany to lose the war,' Shapiro says NEW YORK (JTA) — Growing up in Imperial Japan during World War II, Isaac Shapiro’s best friend was a member of the Hitler Youth. The friend wore the organization’s brown shirt uniform to their international school every day, but not because he wanted to — he was German and Japan was an ally of the Nazi regime, so he was expected to project support for the Fuehrer. Instead of instilling fear into his classmates, however, the uniform had the opposite...
  • North Korea still secretly enriching uranium, say US officials

    06/29/2018 10:36:21 PM PDT · by NRx · 100 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 06-29-2018 | Julian Borger
    North Korea has increased its production of enriched uranium for nuclear weapons at secret sites in recent months, contrary to Donald Trump’s claims that it was “no longer a nuclear threat”, according to a new report. NBC News quoted more than a dozen US officials familiar with the intelligence assessments. Coming soon after satellite images showed rapid improvements being made to a North Korean nuclear research facility at Yongbyon, the developments will make it harder for Trump to claim that his summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore this month was a success. Neither of the concessions the US president claimed...