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  • Romans in Okinawa - Japan? [5:58]

    04/16/2024 9:08:01 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 7, 2019 | Dr Raoul McLaughlin
    Romans in Okinawa - Japan? | 5:58 | Dr Raoul McLaughlin | 10.4K subscribers | 11,457 views | January 7, 2019The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean | Raoul McLaughlin | full text PDF | Shiver Me Timbers!
  • Southern California sailor sold military secrets to China, DOJ says

    08/03/2023 11:56:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    ktla ^ | 08/03/2023 | Cameron Kiszla
    Zhao captured the information in surreptitious recordings and photographs, including “operational plans for a large-scale U.S. military exercise in the Indo-Pacific Region, which detailed the specific location and timing of Naval force movements, amphibious landings, maritime operations and logistics support,” prosecutors said. “The indictment further alleges that Zhao photographed electrical diagrams and blueprints for a radar system stationed on a U.S. military base in Okinawa, Japan,” the release explained. In exchange for that information and details about Naval Base Ventura County and a base on San Clemente Island, Zhao allegedly received $14,866.
  • How Does a Navy Sailor Spying for China Come Away With Only 2 Years in Prison?

    01/09/2024 2:25:58 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | January 9, 2024 | Daniel Greenfield
    I have no idea why the DOJ is putting out a press release about this. It seems more like the sort of thing to never mention again. A U.S. Navy service member was sentenced today to 27 months in prison and ordered to pay a $5,500 fine for transmitting sensitive U.S. military information to an intelligence officer from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in exchange for bribery payments. According to court documents, Petty Officer Wenheng Zhao, 26, aka Thomas Zhao, of Monterey Park, California, pleaded guilty in October 2023 to one count of conspiring with the intelligence officer and...
  • UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY - November 10

    11/10/2023 5:22:06 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | November 10, 2023 | Staff
    UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY On November 10th, The United States Marine Corps Birthday commemorates the establishment of the Continental Marines. #MarineCorpsBirthday The United States Marine Corps, a branch of the United States Armed Forces, is responsible for providing power protection from the sea. They use the mobility of the United States Navy to deliver combined-arms task forces rapidly. The Continental Congress first established the Continental Marines on November 10, 1775, leading up to the American Revolution. Two battalions of Marines fought for independence both on land and at sea. The birth of the U.S. Marine Corps began as a...
  • Prehistoric Water World

    09/25/2023 8:10:20 AM PDT · by ganeemead · 34 replies
    Humans are basically aquatic mammals (Elaine Morgan...); that means, amongst other things, that many if not most places on Earth where humans have lived in the remote past might now be under the waves as is the case with the Yonaguni ruins off of Okinawa. Having a sense of smell no better than humans possess would be fatal for any land prey animal. Notice however that aquatic mammals do not really require much of a sense of smell. Elaine Morgan listed a hundred or so traits1which we share with other aquatic mammals but there are a few which stand out:...
  • Chinese, Russian naval vessels circled Japan over three weeks in June

    07/03/2022 3:11:16 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 21 replies
    https://www.unionleader.com ^ | y Alex Wilson and Hana Kusumoto Stars and Stripes
    Three Chinese warships completed a 17-day circuit around the Japanese archipelago on Wednesday, following a route similar to one taken by Russian warships earlier in June. Two Chinese guided-missile destroyers and a replenishment oiler steamed through the Miyako Strait, between Okinawa and Miyako Island, around 11 p.m. Wednesday, Japan's Joint Staff said in a news release Thursday. The Joint Staff confirmed the same ships were spotted June 12 starting a journey that took them past Japan's largest islands. A flotilla of seven Russian vessels began a similar journey June 15, of which five completed a circuit around Japan on June...
  • A Ceremony for the Fallen: Aftermath of a Kamikaze Attack

    05/27/2022 2:18:48 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 10 replies
    Burial at sea is a ceremonial tradition dating back to ancient times when necessity dictated that the remains of deceased Sailors return to the deep. During World War II, several navies, including the U.S. Navy, buried their dead at sea. Often conducted while still on station in combat areas, the ceremonies were generally as brief as possible. On 12 May 1945, the day after two kamikazes struck aircraft carrier Bunker Hill (CV-17) off Okinawa, one of the longest burials at sea in U.S. Navy history commenced. The ceremony was not only a testament to the fallen, but to the survivors,...
  • To Those Whose Grave is the Sea

    05/27/2022 8:12:14 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 23 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | May 25th 2020 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Where our Sailors Rest. “If you ever want to sleep with a blonde again, you had better shoot down these bastards as soon as they come up” – a destroyer captain motivates his exhausted crew shortly before a kamikaze attack. The sea-battle toll for Okinawa that ended on June 21st 1945 was 36 U.S. warships sunk and 368 damaged. Almost 5,000 sailors were killed in action and another 5,000 wounded. War naturally conjures images of courageous infantrymen. Gettysburg, Flanders Fields and not the Coral Sea or Leyte Gulf. Too often forgotten are the heroic Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine...
  • 23,000-Year-Old Colored Bead Found in Japan

    10/30/2021 11:04:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    ARTnews ^ | October 29, 2021 | SHANTI ESCALANTE-DE MATTEI
    Last week, the discovery of the oldest known piece of artificially colored jewelry in Japan was unveiled. Although the Mainchi reported that the 23,000-year-old bead was actually unearthed five years ago, the finding was made only made public this month in anticipation of its debut at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum in Naha, Japan. The bead, which is considered a prime example of early creative development, is expected to provide valuable information about Paleolithic culture. The bead was carved from a tusk shell and painted with a red pigment, only of which traces remain in the groove of...
  • To Those Whose Grave is the Sea

    05/29/2021 4:02:42 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 57 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | May 25th 2020 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Where our Sailors Rest. “If you ever want to sleep with a blonde again, you had better shoot down these bastards as soon as they come up” – a destroyer captain motivates his exhausted crew shortly before a kamikaze attack. The sea-battle toll for Okinawa that ended on June 21st 1945 was 36 U.S. warships sunk and 368 damaged. Almost 5,000 sailors were KIA and another 5,000 wounded. War naturally conjures images of courageous infantrymen. Gettysburg, Flanders Fields and not the Coral Sea or Leyte Gulf. Too often forgotten are the heroic Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine sailors felled...
  • Unidentified, Suspected ‘Agent Provocateur’ Spotted In John Sullivan’s Video During Capitol Siege Now On FBI’s “MOST WANTED” List

    01/15/2021 5:25:07 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 52 replies
    100percentfedup.com ^ | Jan 15, 2021 | Allan Miller
    An unidentified, suspected ‘Agent Provocateur’ spotted in ANTIFA/BLM radical, John Sullivan’s, video during the Capitol siege is now on the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list. John Earle Sullivan, a radical self-described “revolutionary” who founded a group called “Insurgence USA,” has been arrested and charged for his role in helping to incite a riot amid the heavy pro-Trump crowd that had gathered at the U.S. Capitol. John Earle Sullivan had shouted several incendiary statements during the storming of the Capitol building, including “we about to burn this shit down.” Sullivan was also on the wall. There are plenty of things suspect about...
  • Presidential Message on the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Okinawa

    06/22/2020 12:52:03 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 38 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | June 22, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    On this day 75 years ago, one of the most intense conflicts of World War II—the Battle of Okinawa—concluded in a historic victory for the United States.  Today, we pause to remember the more than 12,000 American heroes who perished in that monumental struggle and pay tribute to thousands of service members who were instrumental in the forces of freedom emerging triumphant.The Battle of Okinawa was the last major battle of World War II.  Dubbed Operation Iceberg, a fleet of 1,300 American ships and 50 British ships descended on the island of Okinawa in April of 1945, with a...
  • To Those Whose Grave is the Sea

    05/25/2020 2:18:06 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 38 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | May 25th 2020 | Rodney Dodsworth
    “If you ever want to sleep with a blonde again, you had better shoot down these bastards as soon as they come up” - a destroyer captain motivates his exhausted crew shortly before a kamikaze attack. The sea-battle toll for Okinawa that ended on June 21st 1945 was 36 U.S. warships sunk and 368 damaged. Almost 5,000 sailors were KIA and another 5,000 wounded. War naturally conjures images of courageous soldiers. Flanders Fields, Charge of the Light Brigade, and not the Coral Sea or Leyte Gulf. Too often forgotten are the heroic Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine sailors felled...
  • Fire Sweeps Through Historic Japanese Castle [Okinawa]

    10/31/2019 1:11:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    npr ^ | 10/31/2019
    A fire at Okinawa's Shuri Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular tourist attraction on the southern Japanese island, has destroyed a large portion of the historic compound. Television video showed firefighters on Thursday trying to contain the blaze at the wooden castle. The compound's main, north and south buildings were destroyed in the fire. "The cause of the fire has not been determined yet, but a security company alarm went off at around 2:30 in the morning," said Ryo Kochi, a spokesman with the Okinawa Prefectural Police. There were no reports of injuries, but about 30 residents...
  • Team successfully replicates imagined ancient sea migration from Taiwan to Okinawa

    07/10/2019 2:22:51 AM PDT · by csvset · 14 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 9 July 2019 | Staff
    YONAGUNI, OKINAWA PREF. - A team of Japanese and Taiwanese paddlers in a dugout canoe on Tuesday successfully replicated a hypothetical human migration between Taiwan and Okinawa about 30,000 years ago. During the two-day, 200-kilometer voyage from Taitung County, southeastern Taiwan, to Yonaguni Island, Okinawa Prefecture, the team of five paddlers — one Taiwanese, three Japanese men and one Japanese woman — relied solely on the stars, sun and wind for their bearings. They departed Taiwan on Sunday afternoon in their 7.6-meter-long, 70-centimeter-wide wooden canoe, crossing the Black Stream, which begins off the Philippines and flows northeastward past Japan. The...
  • Where our Sailors Rest

    05/24/2019 5:00:32 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 18 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | May 24th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    “If you ever want to sleep with a blonde again, you had better shoot down these bastards as soon as they come up” - a destroyer captain motivates his exhausted crew shortly before a kamikaze attack. The sea-battle toll for Okinawa, which ended on June 21st 1945, was 36 U.S. warships sunk and 368 damaged. Almost 5,000 sailors were KIA and another 5,000 wounded. War naturally conjures images of brave infantrymen. Almost 200,000 soldiers and marines rest in cemeteries around the world. Too often forgotten are the Navy and merchant sailors felled at sea. It’s understandable; there are no battlefield...
  • Roman coins ID'd in Japanese ruins, but their origin baffles

    10/18/2016 7:08:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2016 9:18 PM EDT | Mari Yamaguchi
    The eyes of a visiting archaeologist lit up when he was shown the 10 tiny, tarnished discs that had sat unnoticed in storage for two and a half years at a dig on a southern Japan island. He had been to archaeological sites in Italy and Egypt, and recognized the “little round things” as old coins, including a few likely dating to the Roman Empire. “I was so excited I almost forgot what I was there for, and the coins were all we talked about,” said Toshio Tsukamoto of the Gangoji Institute for Research of Cultural Property in Nara, an...
  • Roman coins discovered in ruins of Japanese castle

    09/28/2016 11:56:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    fox news ^ | 09/28/2016
    The coins were excavated from the ruins of Katsuren Castle in Okinawa Prefecture, according to the Japan Times, noting that this is the country’s first discovery of its kind. Citing the Board of Education in the city of Uruma, the Japan Times reports that the four copper coins are believed to be from the third to fourth centuries. ... X-ray analysis of the coins has apparently revealed the image of Emperor Constantine I and a soldier carrying a spear. Each coin measures 0.6 inches to 0.8 inches in diameter, according to the report.
  • Two Marine Corps Aircraft Crash off Coast of Japan: Reports

    12/05/2018 3:47:49 PM PST · by blueyon · 18 replies
    breaking911 ^ | 12/05/18 | Breaking911???
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP BUTLER, Okinawa, Japan – Search and rescue operations were underway for U.S. Marine aircraft that were involved in a ‘mishap’ off of the coast of Japan around 2:00 a.m. Dec. 6, military officials say. The aircraft involved in the mishap had launched from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and were conducting regularly scheduled training when the mishap occurred — reportedly a refueling exercise.
  • News Summary At This Hour-Monday 10/1/2018

    10/01/2018 4:53:42 AM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/1/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The United States and Canada have cut a last minute trade deal Sunday night ahead of the midnight deadline for Canada to join the United States and Mexico in a trilateral trade arrangement.... Today is Election Day in Canada's second most populous province, Quebec. Four political parties are expected to be dividing up the 125 seats in Quebec's National Assembly.... A political party committed to reducing US military presence has won the election in the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa.... There's a lot of political drama in the UK amidst the Conservative Party conference with many of the faithful dismayed by...