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  • Water and organic materials essential for life on Earth are found on the surface of an ASTEROID for the first time in discovery that [trunc]

    03/04/2021 7:58:32 PM PST · by blueplum · 15 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 04 Mar 2021 | Ryan Morrison
    Full Title: Water and organic materials essential for life on Earth are found on the surface of an ASTEROID for the first time in discovery that 'could re-write the history of life on our planet' The materials essential for life on Earth including organic matter and water have been discovered on the surface of an asteroid for the first time, a study shows. Planetary scientists from Royal Holloway University of London examined a single grain of dust returned to Earth from asteroid Itokawa by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) as part of its first Hayabusa mission in 2010. The...
  • Nearly Half of Tokyo High Schools Request Proof of Students' 'Real Hair'

    02/28/2021 5:40:46 AM PST · by BobL · 54 replies
    Vice ^ | February 26, 2021 | Hanako Montgomery
    Data released this week from the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education released showed that 44.6% of Tokyo’s 177 full-time high schools request “real hair certificates.” Students with hair that don’t adhere to the “straight and black” standard are asked to submit proof that their hair is natural. Some schools reportedly ask for childhood photos as evidence. The certificates must also be signed by a guardian. In filing this form, schools can “prevent any misunderstanding about a student’s natural hair,” the Tokyo board stated. Japan’s school rules have repeatedly come under fire for being too strict, with guidelines often cited as...
  • In 1700, the ‘really big one’ — a magnitude 9.0 earthquake — hit Western Washington

    01/27/2021 8:26:36 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 01/26/2021 | By Christine Clarridge
    The last huge earthquake, the last really “Big One” to hit the Pacific Northwest Coast, struck around 9 p.m. on Jan. 26, 1700 — 321 years ago. Called Cascadia, the magnitude 9.0 quake caused the entire Pacific Northwest coastline to suddenly drop 3 to 6 feet and sent a 33-foot high tsunami across the ocean to Japan. The last huge earthquake, the last really “Big One” to hit the Pacific Northwest Coast, struck around 9 p.m. on Jan. 26, 1700 — 321 years ago. Called Cascadia, the magnitude 9.0 quake caused the entire Pacific Northwest coastline to suddenly drop 3...
  • Japan could shoot at official vessels aiming to land on Senkaku Islands

    02/26/2021 10:56:48 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 4 replies
    https://english.kyodonews.net ^ | Feb 25, 2021 | By Reito Kaneko
    The Japan Coast Guard could directly fire a weapon against foreign official vessels aiming to land on the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, ruling party members said Thursday, citing government officials. The government officials told a panel of the Liberal Democratic Party they have confirmed their interpretation of existing laws. China implemented a new law earlier this month that allows its coast guard to use weapons against foreign ships that Beijing sees as illegally entering its waters. Government officials had said earlier Japan's coast guard is only allowed to fire weapons directly at foreign vessels in cases of...
  • Pentagon Warns China About 'Miscalculation' Over Actions in Japanese Waters

    02/24/2021 11:19:17 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 14 replies
    us news via msn ^ | 2/24/2021 | John Feng
    The Pentagon has urged Beijing to stop sending government vessels into Japanese waters, following more incursions by China's coast guard vessels near the Senkaku Islands over the weekend. Beijing's continued deployment of ships near the islets controlled by Japan "could lead to miscalculation"—or physical and material harm, Department of Defense spokesperson John Kirby said Tuesday. Two Chinese coast guard ships entered the territory waters of the uninhabited Senkakus on both Saturday and Sunday, said Japan's maritime authority. They marked nine such incursions reported this year. The disputed islands in the East China Sea are also claimed by China and Taiwan,...
  • Chinese, Japanese chase each other near disputed Diaoyu Islands as tensions rise in East China Sea

    02/22/2021 4:39:13 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 53 replies
    https://archive.vn ^ | 2/22/2021 | Julian Ryall
    Multiple attempts by Chinese coastguard vessels to approach Japanese vessels in the East China Sea represent Beijing’s intensifying efforts to assert its sovereignty over the disputed Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan, analysts said on Monday. The latest incidents happened on Saturday and Sunday, when Japan’s coastguard said two Chinese coastguard vessels had repeatedly entered Japan’s territorial waters and had made moves to approach a Japanese fishing boat carrying three passengers near the islands, which are under the administrative control of Japan. A Japanese patrol vessel deployed around the fishing boat to ensure its safety warned the Chinese...
  • Just As COVID Vaccine Found To Be 99% Effective In Preventing Death, Japan Discovers New, More Contagious Strain

    02/21/2021 1:01:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Dawson County Journal ^ | 02/21/2021 | Tyler Durden
    With each passing day, covid gets closer to being a distant memory.The seven-day average of new cases in the US is down to 77,700 in the US, 69% below the mid-January peak...... while in the top 5 European nations, the seven-day average has declined to 61,800, down 55% from the mid-January peak. US Covid-related hospitalizations have dropped by 50% and Covid-related fatalities are also continue to decline, with daily deaths almost 25% below the recent peaks in the US (at 2,560) and 30% below in the five major European countries (at 2,350).Globally, the 7-day average of new cases stood at...
  • Water leaks indicate new damage at Fukushima nuclear plant

    02/19/2021 8:37:03 PM PST · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    Channelnewsasia.com ^ | 2-19-21 | unattributed
    Cooling water levels have fallen in two reactors at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant since a powerful earthquake hit the area last weekend, indicating possible additional damage, its operator said on Friday (Feb 19). New damage could further complicate the plant’s already difficult decommissioning process, which is expected to take decades. Tokyo Electric Power spokesman Keisuke Matsuo said the drop in water levels in the Unit 1 and 3 reactors indicates that the existing damage to their primary containment chambers was worsened by Saturday's magnitude 7.3 quake, allowing more water to leak. The leaked water is believed to have remained...
  • When Japan Conquered Singapore In World War II, Britain's Asia Empire Had Come To An End

    02/17/2021 11:07:26 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 06/12/2020 | Michael Peck
    Here's What You Need To Remember: Perhaps the biggest consequence of the fall of Singapore was the destruction of Britain’s Asian empire. Depleted by the First World War and then squeezed dry by the Second, Britain would have lost its empire eventually. But the photos of British generals and soldiers marching into captivity under Asian guns left their mark on colonial subjects. In the darkest days of World War II, when disaster after disaster almost overwhelmed the Allies, it took a lot to shake a leader like Winston Churchill. But when the news arrived that the fortress of Singapore had...
  • Head of Tokyo Medical Association recommends use of Ivermectin for Coronavirus patients and their caregivers

    02/17/2021 7:17:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/17/2021 | Thomas Lifson
    The cheap, generic drug Ivermectin, widely used against parasites, doesn’t seem to have a lot of friends in the American medical or journalistic establishments when it comes to treating Coronavirus. It’s been widely used overseas as a treatment for and prophylactic against Coronavirus, and is being prescribed for off-label use by some physicians in the US. But in CDC Guidelines issued last week, the official body noted that: …Ivermectin has been widely used and is generally well tolerated [but] Ivermectin is not approved by the FDA for the treatment of any viral infection.The CDC went on to state:Reports from in...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Sunday 2/14/2021

    02/14/2021 5:29:14 PM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/14/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    Late News: Syrian government media reporting air defenses in operation tonight... White House Deputy Press Secretary T.J. Ducklo resigning this weekend. The resignation one day after he received a one week suspension for threatening a reporter... Responding to his acquittal at the second impeachment trial, President Trump said: "Our movement has only just begun"... ..Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump was: "practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day" regarding the incident at the US Capitol... President Joe Biden said in a statement: "the substance of the charge is not in dispute"... From Ogden, Utah the...
  • Another Big One off the Coast of Fukishima

    02/13/2021 3:09:43 PM PST · by Oscar in Batangas · 29 replies
    USGS Earthquake Page ^ | today | USGS Monitoring Network
    I'm thinking: maybe we shouldn't put another nuclear power plant in Fukishima again???
  • 7.1 Earthquake just off coast of Japan @ 2308 local time

    02/13/2021 7:36:29 AM PST · by ktw · 51 replies
    02/13/2021 | K. White
    7.1 earthquake off coast of Japan. Two counties in Japan are without power.
  • Tokyo Olympic chief Mori to quit over sexist remarks

    02/11/2021 7:11:24 AM PST · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    KYODO NEWS ^ | 2-11-21 | KYODO NEWS
    Tokyo Olympic chief Yoshiro Mori will resign after making sexist remarks that sparked global outrage, people familiar with the matter said Thursday, resulting in a rare leadership transition less than six months to go until the opening of the rescheduled games amid the coronavirus pandemic. Saburo Kawabuchi, a former president of the Japan Football Association, told reporters he is ready to accept a request by the Olympic organizing committee to take over the top job from Mori.
  • Tokyo Olympics Committee President Will Restrict Speaking Time Of ‘Annoying’ Women Who Talk Too Much

    02/04/2021 7:42:16 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 73 replies
    National File ^ | February 3 2020 | GABRIEL KEANE
    Yoshiro Mori enrages feminists in Western media after stating "a board meeting with plenty of women will make it drag on." The president of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee sparked rage from Western feminists this after reportedly stating that if new female members were added to the to the committee they would need to have their speaking times restricted because “when you increase the number of female executive members, if their speaking time isn’t restricted to a certain extent, they have difficulty finishing, which is annoying.” The remarks were made during an Olympic committee meeting on Wednesday by committee president...
  • Tokyo Olympics Boss Yoshiro Mori to Resign After Saying Women Talk Too Much in Meetings

    02/11/2021 2:18:57 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 48 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11 Feb 2021 | SIMON KENT
    Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games chief Yoshiro Mori is expected to resign Thursday after he sparked equal measures of outrage and blushes in Japan by claiming women talk too much in meetings. The decision comes after a torrent of criticism from politicians to sports stars at a time the already delayed event is still under a cloud due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Mori, an 83-year-old former prime minister known for public gaffes, allegedly told members of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) “board of directors meetings with many women take a lot of time.” “When you increase the number of female...
  • Australia, US, Japan Conduct Cope North 21 Military Exercises in Guam as the allies look to strengthen joint response times in the face of the growing threat of China and Russia

    02/11/2021 1:52:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 02/11/2021 | VICTORIA KELLY-CLARK
    Australia, Japan, and America are conducting trilateral military exercises in Guam as the allies look to strengthen joint response times in the face of the growing threat of China and Russia in the Indo-Pacific region. The Cope North 21 exercises will see over 2,000 military personnel convene at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam with approximately 95 aircraft from America, Australia, and Japan. Group Captain Nathan Christie, Australian Commander for Exercise Cope North 21, said the allies will conduct combat-readiness exercises, procedures for humanitarian aid, and disaster relief operations. Led this year by the Koku-Jieita (Japan Air Self-Defence Force), the United...
  • The Battle of Midway 1942: Told from the Japanese Perspective (1/3)

    02/08/2021 11:28:26 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    Montemayor/YouTube ^ | Apr 27, 2019 | Montemayor
    This is part one of a three part video series covering Operation MI. As you can see I spent a considerable amount of time covering Nagumo’s Dilemma. To me it's one of most striking examples of how tough it can be for a commander to make a decision based on the information at hand. I found that to be the most interesting aspect of the battle.
  • Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth Will Drill with Japanese in Pacific During Deployment

    02/07/2021 7:00:58 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 7 replies
    US Naval Institute News ^ | 3 February 2021 | Sam LaGrone
    The Royal Navy’s flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) is set to drill with Japanese maritime forces in the Pacific during its maiden deployment this spring, the U.K. Ministry of Defense announced on Wednesday. In the readout of a call between defense and foreign ministers from Tokyo and London, the two countries discussed the deployment and the U.K. Royal Navy’s plans to operate with the Japan Self-Defense Forces during the U.K. Carrier Strike Group 2021 deployment. “Japan and the U.K. have forged a close defense and security partnership that is being elevated to new heights this year when the U.K. Carrier...
  • Tossing new husband into snow deepens marriage in Japan town tradition

    02/04/2021 8:53:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Seeking a deeper bond in a new marriage? Maybe tossing the groom into deep snow can help. Such a unique Lunar New Year tradition was held on Friday at Matsunoyama Onsen in Tokamachi, Niigata Prefecture. The custom is said to have started as vengeance against a stranger who took a girl from the village, and has a history of more than 300 years. Last year, the event was held at a different location due to shortage of snow, but returned to its usual setting this time after the area received over 2 meters of snow. A 31 year-old man and...