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  • FUGITIVE RIDDLE Man on deathbed tells cops he’s one of Japan’s most wanted men and was on run for 50 YEARS… but dies before proving it

    02/03/2024 11:04:04 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 20 replies
    The Sun ^ | 2/3/24 | Ellie Doughty
    A 70-YEAR-OLD man revealed to cops on his deathbed that he was one of Japan's most wanted fugitives before he died. The man claimed to be Satoshi Kirishima, a radical extremist behind bombings in the capital who had been on the run for 49 years.
  • More Than 300 People Somehow Survive A Major Airplane Fire After Suspected Midair Crash

    01/02/2024 7:32:00 AM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    All 379 passengers and crew members aboard a Japan Airlines plane, which collided midair with a Coast Guard aircraft Tuesday, survived despite a fiery landing at Tokyo’s Haneda airport. Five of the six crew members on the Coast Guard plane were killed following the collision shortly before 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Reuters. Only the captain of the Bombardier-built Dash-8 maritime patrol plane has reportedly been found. The crew was reportedly on their way to Niigata airport on Japan’s west coast to deliver aid and resources to survivors of a powerful New Year’s Day earthquake that struck the region,...
  • New island emerges after underwater volcano eruption south of Tokyo

    11/08/2023 1:26:11 PM PST · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | November 8, 2023 (Mainichi Japan)
    This photo taken from a Kyodo News airplane on Oct. 30, 2023, shows a column of steam rising from the waters off Iwoto Island, previously known as Iwojima, in the Pacific Ocean. A new island of 100 meters in diameter, formed by masses of rock spewed from the plumes, is seen near the steam. (Kyodo) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A small new island has emerged near Iwoto Island, about 1,200 kilometers south of Tokyo, following underwater volcanic eruptions occurring since late last month, according to a Japanese researcher. Fukashi Maeno, associate professor at the University of Tokyo's Earthquake Research Institute,...
  • Our Man in Tokyo

    05/30/2023 11:25:08 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 4 replies
    Some audience members came up to me after a speech I gave in downtown Tokyo in late April. They were hopping mad at Rahm Emanuel, the man whom Washington sent a little over a year ago to do its business in Japan. And what does that business entail? If Emanuel’s April tweets are any indication, it entails interfering in internal Japanese political matters. (snip) In my April speech in Tokyo, I referred to the American Embassy down the street as the “sotokufu,” the “governor-general” of Japan. The audience broke into thundering applause. I said that it was time to throw...
  • World's tallest skyscraper will be a MILE HIGH and twice as tall as the Burj

    02/06/2016 8:00:44 AM PST · by upchuck · 66 replies
    The Sun ^ | circa Feb 5, 2016 | Hanna Alberts
    Plans are underway to build a MILE-HIGH skyscraper in Japan. If approved the huge tower would be the tallest building in the world, dwarfing the current record-holder, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai which is half as tall at 2,717ft (828m). Located in Tokyo Bay, an inlet southeast of the city proper, the plan - dubbed Next Tokyo - wouldn't just be a single massive building, but if approved would emerge as a mini city designed to combat climate change. Envisioned as part of Tokyo's effort to protect itself from rising tides, Next Tokyo would feature a chain of man-made,...
  • The Heirs of a Jewish Banker are Taking a Japanese Company to Court over an Allegedly Nazi-Looted Van Gogh

    12/19/2022 3:32:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Art News ^ | The Heirs of a Jewish Banker are Taking a Japanese Company to Court over an Allegedly Nazi-Looted Va | The Heirs of a Jewish Banker are Taking a Japanese Company to Court over an Allegedly Nazi-Looted Va
    The legal heirs of a German Jewish banker who was forced to sell his art collection to avoid persecution by the Nazis are suing a Japanese holding company to reclaim ownership of a painting by Vincent van Gogh. Three heirs of Paul von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, based in New York and Germany, filed a lawsuit on December 13 in an Illinois district court against Sompo Holdings, an insurance company based in Japan, to dispute its legal title to the painting Sunflowers (1888). The claim states that Mendelssohn-Bartholdy was a “casualty” of Nazi-era policies and economic sanctions that forced him to sell his...
  • Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Living in Tokyo Since China’s Tech Crackdown

    11/30/2022 1:13:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 11/29 | Kana Inagaki, Leo Lewis, Ryan McMorrow, and Tom Mitchell
    Billionaire has spent almost six months in Japan after largely disappearing from public viewJack Ma, the Alibaba founder and once the richest business leader in China, has been living in central Tokyo for almost six months, amid Beijing’s continuing crackdown on the country’s technology sector and its most powerful businessmen. Ma’s months-long stay in Japan with his family has included stints in hot spring and ski resorts in the countryside outside Tokyo and regular trips to the US and Israel, according to people with direct knowledge of his whereabouts. Ma has largely disappeared from public view since he criticised Chinese...
  • 'Passengers who don’t want to be groped, please use the rear train cars' announcement angers many

    09/11/2022 12:29:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    Sora News 24 ^ | Sep. 11 , 2022 | Casey Baseel,
    TOKYO Japan is very proud of its trains, and in many ways rightfully so. The country has one of the cleanest, most reliable, and most convenient rail networks to be found anywhere on the planet. But it isn’t perfect, and the undeniably worst part of train travel in Japan is the possibility of encountering a chikan, or groper, onboard. Rail operators have tried various countermeasures to attempt to prevent gropings, but the actions of one East Japan Railway Co (JR East) worker have been drawing criticism after a video taken at Shinjuku Station in downtown Tokyo on Aug 30 recently...
  • Ripudaman Singh Malik, Man Acquitted in 1985 Air India Bombing, Shot Dead in Surrey, B.C.

    07/14/2022 4:46:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 7/14 | Ian Bailey
    Hello, One of two men acquitted in the 1985 Air India terrorist bombing was shot and killed in British Columbia on Thursday morning, according to media reports. RCMP say they responded to reports of gunfire in an area of the city of Surrey, southeast of Vancouver, and located a man suffering from gunshot wounds. “The man was provided first aid by attending officers until Emergency Health Services took over his care. The injured man succumbed to his injuries on scene, “ according to a statement from RCMP Constable Sarbjit Sangha. The constable said the shooting was targeted, and a suspect...
  • 8oth Anniversary Doolittle Raid

    04/18/2022 11:53:45 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 30 replies
    self | April 18, 2022 | Self
    One week after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt began pressing the U.S. military to immediately strike the Japanese homeland. The desire to bolster morale became more urgent in light of rapid Japanese advances. These included victories in Malaya, Singapore, the Philippines, Wake Island, Guam, and the Dutch East Indies, as well as sinking the British battleships Prince of Wales and Repulse.Only improbable, audacious ideas warranted consideration, because submarines confirmed Japan placed picket boats at extreme carrier aircraft range. One idea even involved launching four engine heavy bombers from China or Outer Mongolia to strike Japan and fly on to Alaska. Captain...
  • The Doolittle Raiders Did a Lot

    04/18/2022 10:45:28 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 85 replies
    WSJ ^ | 17 April | Bob Greene
    Valor. When things were their darkest for the U.S. after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, the Doolittle Raiders gave the nation hope. Sixteen B-25s, each with a five-man crew, were lined up on the aircraft carrier USS Hornet. This had never been tried in war—sending heavy bombers off a carrier. Because the Japanese military had learned of the strategy, the planes had to take off from farther out in the Pacific than had been planned. Their mission was to hit Tokyo, but now they would lack enough fuel to reach safety beyond Japan’s borders. They went anyway. They bombed Tokyo,...
  • Over 90% of main Japan cities to finish COVID vaccine rollout by Nov.

    11/14/2021 7:03:33 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 5 replies
    Kyodo News Service, Tokyo ^ | 15 November 2021 | Kyodo News Service
    Forty-three of Japan's 47 prefectural capitals, or 91.5 percent, will finish their initial two-dose COVID-19 vaccine rollout by the end this month, a Kyodo News survey showed Saturday, as local governments prepare to move onto the next phase of the inoculation program. Japan's health ministry is expected to finalize details on third booster shots at a meeting Monday, with the shots set to be administered as early as next month. According to a government tally released Friday, 94.58 million people, or 74.7 percent, of Japan's population of around 125 million have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with almost 100 million...
  • Why Tokyo Works

    11/12/2021 6:46:28 AM PST · by cymbeline · 45 replies
    Metropolis Japan ^ | 11/2/21 | cymbeline
    Tokyo is decentralized. Tokyo prioritizes public trasportation over cars, one reason being the high cost of fuel. Housing in Tokyo is not that expensive.
  • Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers’ ‘First Flight To Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings’ Set For Release

    09/15/2021 11:13:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Udiscovermusic ^ | September 15, 2021 | Tim Peacock
    The Jazz Messengers were among the first modern jazz groups to tour Japan, and the adoring audiences were enthralled.On November 5, Blue Note Records will release First Flight to Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings: a thrilling previously unreleased live recording of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers captured at Hibiya Public Hall in Tokyo on January 14, 1961 during the band’s first-ever tour of Japan. The Jazz Messengers were among the first modern jazz groups to tour the country, and adoring Japanese audiences were enthralled by one of the band’s all-time great line-ups featuring the legendary drummer with Lee Morgan...
  • "Now is the time to use ivermectin," said Haruo Ozaki, chairman of the Tokyo Metropolitan Medical Association

    08/26/2021 6:40:02 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 29 replies
    Yomiuri Shimbun ^ | 2021/08/19 | Science journalist Rensei Baba 
    "I am aware that there are many papers that ivermectin is effective in the prevention and treatment of corona, mainly in Central and South America and Asia. At such an imminent time, there is a paper that ivermectin is effective for corona, so it is a natural response for clinicians to try using it. Doctor-led clinical practice That's why many test papers came out. " "The other day, a research group at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences / AIIMS, which sets guidelines for the treatment of corona infections in India, has published a paper investigating the preventive effect...
  • Tokyo's Medical Assoc. Chairman Holds Press Conference Recommending Ivermectin To All COVID Patients

    08/26/2021 3:54:31 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/26/21
    Tokyo's Medical Assoc. Chairman holds live press conference recommending Ivermectin to all doctors, for all Covid patients.Japan's government is one of the most conservative and cautious in the world. Data is clear. Huge news.
  • Olympic Medal Count: How Did Each Country Fare At Tokyo 2020: A Visual Summary

    08/09/2021 8:30:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Dawson County Journal ^ | 08/09/2021 | Tyler Durden
    Every four years, the Summer Olympics brings together thousands of athletes from around the world to compete in a global arena of sportsmanship and athletic excellence.Tokyo hosted the 2020 Summer Olympics from July 24 to August 9, 2021, marking the second time Japan has hosted the Summer Olympics. The country was first given the honor back in 1964 becoming the first Asian nation to host the Olympic Games.As Visual Capitalist's Anshool Deshmukh details below, even in this most challenging of climates where the games had to be pushed by a year, nothing stopped the athletes from exceeding their limits and...
  • OLYMPIC Medal Count by country

    08/09/2021 9:56:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | AUGUST 9, 2021 | Staff
    SEE CHART AT LINK............. USA #1!........................
  • USA edges China, takes home most gold medals from Tokyo Olympics

    08/08/2021 10:31:59 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies ^ | Aug. 8, 2021 | Nate Stuhlbarg
    It took until the final few medal events of the Tokyo Olympics, but the United States pushed ahead of China to close the 2020 Games as the big winners. The U.S. took home more gold medals than any other country (39) as well as more total medals than any other country (113). USA and China were locked at 38 golds apiece with only a few final medals to be decided. It was the U.S. women's volleyball team that earned the Games' decisive gold with a clean, three-set sweep over Brazil. Team USA rounded out its haul with 41 silver medals...
  • At least 10 passengers injured in stabbings on Tokyo train

    08/06/2021 1:02:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    fox ^ | August 06, 2021
    A man with a knife stabbed at least 10 passengers on a commuter train in Tokyo on Friday and was captured by police after fleeing, fire department officials and news reports said. NHK public television said one passenger was seriously injured. It said the suspect left his knife behind as he fled and later gave himself up at a convenience store A witness at a nearby station where the train stopped said passengers were rushing out of the carriages and shouting that there was a stabbing and asking for first aid. Another witness told NHK that he saw passengers smeared...