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  • Taiwan reports second day of incursions by Chinese air force

    01/24/2021 7:34:18 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | 24 January 2021 | Ben Blanchard
    A total of 15 Chinese aircraft including 12 fighter jets entered the southwestern corner of Taiwan's air defence identification zone on Sunday, the island's defence ministry said, the second day of incursions by China. A map provided by the ministry showed the Chinese aircraft again flew in between the southern part of Taiwan and the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands in the South China Sea.
  • News Summary Intelligence Report 1/22/2021 Newsdump Friday Breaking News Protests Launching In Russia...

    01/22/2021 10:20:41 PM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/22/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    A major effort underway in Russia where its now Saturday to launch street protests across the country in the coming hours... Comment Well here we go the street protest route to disrupt governments considered enemies and the US is clearly involved... There are lower numbers in the US and around the world for COVID-19 this Friday compared to last Friday... The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spreading a fearful message regarding the new COVID-19 variation... "This was a violent act of revenge by police" That's the way a massive Israeli police operation Thursday night in the Orthodox Jewish city of...
  • That's bananas! University of York academics 'cancel' the three wise monkeys after deciding the centuries-old characters are an oppressive racial stereotype

    01/21/2021 6:05:35 PM PST · by blueplum · 25 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 21 Jan 2021 | Helena Kelly
    They're a cultural trope that have been used to symbolise the proverbial 'see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil'. But it appears the three wise monkeys have been cancelled after academics at the University of York decided they are an oppressive racial stereotype. Organisers of a forthcoming art history conference for the university have apologised for using a picture of the monkeys in promotional material and have pulled the image from their website to avoid offence.... ...The image was used on a call for submissions page for the online conference Sensorial Fixations: Orality, Aurality , Opticality and Hapticity....
  • Japan looks for a way out of Tokyo Olympics because of Covid

    01/21/2021 5:17:16 PM PST · by dynachrome · 50 replies
    The Times ^ | 1-21-21 | Richard Lloyd Parry
    The Japanese government has privately concluded that the Tokyo Olympics will have to be cancelled because of the coronavirus, and the focus is now on securing the Games for the city in the next available year, 2032. According to a senior member of the ruling coalition, there is agreement that the Games, already postponed a year, are doomed. The aim now is to find a face-saving way of announcing the cancellation that leaves open the possibility of Tokyo playing host at a later date. “No one wants to be the first to say so but the consensus is that it’s...
  • Sapporo decides to sell new beer with English mistake on label

    01/16/2021 11:12:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Japan Today ^ | 1/16 | Oona McGee
    It was a sad day for beer lovers across Japan on Jan 8, when Sapporo Breweries put the lid on an exclusive new brew release just four days before it was due to go on sale. According to the company, the new beer, called Kaitakushi Beer Tailored, used the same traditional manufacturing methods as Japan’s first beer factory, Kaitakushi Brewery, founded in Sapporo, Hokkaido, in 1897, and was set to be sold exclusively at FamilyMart convenience stores around the country on Jan 12. However, the beer’s release was pulled from sale before even making it to stores, and the problem...
  • NASA Researcher Pleads Guilty to Concealing China Ties

    01/14/2021 8:16:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 14, 2021 | Eva Fu
    A senior NASA scientist pleaded guilty on Jan. 13 to lying about his ties to a Chinese-backed program designed to harvest talents from the West and transfer intellectual property to China, the Justice Department announced. Meyya Meyyappan, 66, joined NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) in 1996 and has been the chief scientist for exploration technology at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley since 2006. He was charged with one count of making false statements and could face a maximum five-year prison sentence and up to $250,000 fine if convicted, according to a Justice Department press release. The...
  • This Japanese Sports Car Is So Ugly, It Almost Looks Good

    01/14/2021 1:43:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 77 replies
    Hotcars ^ | 1/14 | Ben Kirk
    Six years after it left production, the Orochi is starting to make an unexpected comeback.The phrase "everyone's a critic " has never been more apt than in the year 2021. It's as if society roll plays every single day as Danny DeVito in the episode of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia where he wears a ridiculous turtle-neck and wig and pretends to be a preposterously snobbish art critic. The Mistuoka Orochi is a car that's been absolutely beaten to a bloody pulp in forums and message boards across the internet and even on this very website. Some call it ugly,...
  • Another new coronavirus variant found in Japan

    01/10/2021 10:17:51 AM PST · by dynachrome · 44 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 1-10-21 | JIJI
    Another new variant of the novel coronavirus has been found in Japan, the health ministry said Sunday. The new mutant strain, which is partly similar to different variants reported in the U.K. and South Africa, was detected in four infected people who arrived from Brazil, the ministry said. The National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) said there was no evidence at present that the new variant was highly infectious, but it was investigating whether it could cause severe symptoms and whether or not it is resistant to vaccines. Of the four people, a man in his 40s showed no symptoms...
  • Tokyo Olympics hit the 200-days-to-go mark

    01/04/2021 5:30:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    AP via Wavy ^ | 1/04/21
    TOKYO (AP) - Tick-Tock-Tick. The countdown clock for the postponed Tokyo Olympics hit 200 days to go on Monday. Tick-Tock-Tick. Also on Monday, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he would consider calling a state of emergency as new coronavirus cases surge to record numbers in Tokyo and neighboring prefectures. Japan has never had a lockdown for COVID-19, attempting to juggle the economy and health risks. Tick-Tock-Tick. It’s nearing deadline time for Tokyo Olympic organizers, the International Olympic Committee, and various Japanese government entities as they try to pull off the Games in the middle of a pandemic. Officials have...
  • Check Out This AWESOME Stop the Steal Rally in JAPAN!!!!

    01/04/2021 10:12:14 AM PST · by Signalman · 18 replies
    youtube ^ | 1/4/2020 | Dr. Steve Turley
    Japanese supporting President Trump (2 minute video)
  • You are Blessed[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/02/2021 6:04:56 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Your prognosis is good for your obedience is in tact leaving no opening for the enemy to get in. You are a pillar of light and fire destroying darkness leaving no stone unturned and your voice is my whip against the enemy causing them to run while suffering great pain and agony now advance as you take back My land from the enemy of my children's hearts for you carry My Sword of Truth
  • トランプ大統領応援in名古屋 Rooting For Trump in Nagoya Demo 12/27

    12/26/2020 8:36:07 PM PST · by sushiman · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/27/20 | sushiman
    Another pro-Trump rally/demo being held in Nagoya , Japan as I write . There are been others in Osaka and Tokyo .
  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: Beyond Politics COVID Tyranny In Idaho And Oregon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Virus

    12/26/2020 7:53:19 PM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/26/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Welcome to the weekend.... The Guide To What's Really Going On Here And Now Got a book in front of me. "The Art Of The Comeback" Donald J. Trump Lets give you the Top Ten Comeback Tips from Trump... Perhaps this will help us all to better understand the situation on the ground with President Trump right now who I sense is in political campaign mode working to keep up his popularity and viability for the days ahead...whatever those days may hold.... Coronavirus Tyranny In Republican Led Idaho "I, along with Aaron and Jill, were also arrested for "trespassing" at...
  • Japan bans foreign travelers amid spread of UK COVID-19 strain

    12/26/2020 9:47:28 AM PST · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 26, 2020 | 12:15pm | Eileen AJ Connelly
    Japan is closed to visitors. Aiming to slow the spread of the new, highly infectious coronavirus mutation first detected in the UK, Japan said it is temporarily banning people who don’t live there from entering the country. The ban will take effect Monday and run through January, Reuters reported.
  • The Paradoxes of Christmas in Japan

    12/25/2020 5:25:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    UCA News ^ | 12/22/20 | Cristian Martini Grimaldi
    There is nothing like Christmas in the Land of the Rising Sun to unleash a collective frenzy of romance What makes Christmas in Japan so unique? Faith has no place in it. Being a secular holiday is not only a time for the usual shopping spree but also a special day for couples to go on a date. A dinner at a luxury French restaurant will be followed by a walk through the “illumination” sites, which are spectacular Christmas lights. They call them the kurisumasu irumineshon, and often in the background, a famous jingle is the Koibito ga Santa kurousu...
  • Japan aims to eliminate gasoline vehicles by mid-2030s, boost green growth

    12/25/2020 2:27:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 25, 2020 | by Kaori Kaneko
    TOKYO - Japan aims to eliminate gasoline-powered vehicles in the next 15 years, the government said on Friday in a plan to reach net zero carbon emissions and generate nearly $2 trillion a year in green growth by 2050. The “green growth strategy,” targeting the hydrogen and auto industries, is meant as an action plan to achieve Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s October pledge to eliminate carbon emissions on a net basis by mid-century. Suga has made green investment a top priority to help revive the economy hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and to bring Japan into line with the European...
  • Here's why Japan loves KFC on Christmas

    12/24/2020 10:26:00 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 59 replies
    ABC 10 News ^ | Dec 24, 2020 | Rob Harris
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Picture Christmas dinner, and staples like ham, turkey, potatoes, and cookies might come to mind for many Americans. For families in Japan, however, a much different and very “bluegrass” meal comes to mind: a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken. No, really. What started as a pretty ingenious marketing plan by KFC back in the 1970s has created a December 25th tradition for millions of Japanese families each year. The campaign encouraged families to swap turkey—which isn’t common in Japan—for a KFC dinner. It worked: according to the BBC, about 3.6 million families in Japan eat KFC each...
  • This ridiculously expensive Tokyo sandwich was worth every one of the 8,650 yen it cost us ($82)

    12/23/2020 8:21:21 AM PST · by mylife · 77 replies
    sora news 24 ^ | 12/21/2020 | Casey Baseel
    Take-out from expensive restaurant in the most expensive part of Tokyo hurts the wallet, thrills the taste buds. Though most restaurants in Japan remain open for eat-in dining, a lot of us are choosing to get our meals to-go during the pandemic. So when he found his stomach growling, our Japanese-language reporter Mr. Sato decided the best thing to do was to just go pick up a sandwich and bring it back home to eat. Ordinarily, we’d call that a casual lunch…except that the sandwich he picked up from a restaurant in downtown Tokyo cost him 8,650 yen (US$82).
  • ArcelorMittal, Nippon Steel to build new electric arc furnace in U.S.

    12/21/2020 9:13:13 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 22 replies
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Nippon Steel Corp and ArcelorMittal SA will spend $775 million to build an electric arc furnace at their U.S. joint venture in Alabama, with a planned start date in the first half of 2023, Nippon Steel said on Tuesday. The new furnace, to be constructed at their 50-50 joint venture AM/NS Calvert, will have an annual capacity of 1.5 million metric tonnes and will produce hot-rolled, cold-rolled and coated steel sheets. Calvert currently produces steel sheet products by processing semi-finished products, or slabs, procured from local and overseas suppliers. With the new furnace, Calvert will be...
  • Japan: Snow traps 1,000 drivers in frozen traffic jam(fake news)

    12/20/2020 7:57:25 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 12/18/2020 | Unknown
    Rescuers are trying to free more than 1,000 vehicles which have been stranded on a highway for two days after a heavy snow storm struck Japan. Authorities have distributed food, fuel and blankets to the drivers on the Kanetsu expressway, which connects the capital Tokyo to Niigata, in the north. The snow, which began on Wednesday evening, has caused multiple traffic jams along the road. It has also left more than 10,000 homes in the north and west without power. A Kyodo News report said that there were multiple reports of congestion at different points of the Kanetsu expressway. The...