Asia/Pacific

BOMBS AWAY!

April 5 2013
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KOREAN MISSILES Range Hwasong 5 – 300 KM (apx 186 miles). Cannot reach Japan. Hwasong 6 – 500 KM (about 310 miles) Musudan – 3000 KM (10 x Hwasong 5′s 186 miles range – you do the math.) Taepodong 1 – 2,500 KM Cannot reach Hawaii or Guam. Taepodong 2 – 6,700 KM Could threaten…

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UNHAPPY IN OKINAWA

December 21 2012
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This just in from The Japan Times *************************** Okinawa mood getting worse Crime, Osprey add to anger over pervasive U.S. military bases By YURI KAGEYAMA AP OKINAWA, Okinawa Pref. — For nearly 70 years, Okinawa has gotten more than its share of America’s military — more jets rattling homes, more crimes rattling nerves. It was…

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WORLD CORRUPTION AND DEMOCRACY

August 29 2012
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This is our most important post of 2012. A must read. Here is the link to a complete discussion. http://gendinsjournal.com/?p=6309

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THE DIRTY NIPS

February 10 2012
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If you will just give up reading that NY Times rag and the Cucamonga Gazette, maybe you will have time to read a real newspaper. Or, failing the latter, try the Japan Times. Let’s see what’s cooking in today’s JT. It seems that the wonder child from Kenya – he with the falsified birth certificate…

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A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON WORLD WAR TWO

December 8 2011
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Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 EDITORIAL 70 years since Pearl Harbor attack Seventy years have passed since Dec. 8, 1941 (Japan time), when more than 300 Japanese bombers, torpedo bombers and fighters from an aircraft carrier task force attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The attack exploded, sank or severely damaged five U.S. battleships, among other seacraft,…

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TOO MANY DENTISTS, TOO FEW PHYSICIANS

November 28 2011
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From The Japan Times November 28, 2011 The Japan Medical Association (JMA), once the most powerful lobby group with mighty political clout, still clings to its position of staunchly opposing any scheme to increase the number of doctors, in order to protect its own vested interests. At a recent series of meetings of a study…

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NOT THAT YOU CARE – NOR SHOULD YOU

November 25 2011
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The Siasat Daily 2011-11-24: Washington, November 24: The United States plans to keep its arsenal of chemical weapons for many years to come, as it seeks to extend the deadline set by the international Chemical Weapons Convention. The US has asked for a decade-long extension to the convention deadline which obliges signatory-states to dismantle their…

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KILL ‘EM WHILE THEY’RE STILL DEAD – WHY WE BOMBED HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI

August 29 2011
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Excerpted from The Japan Times, August 29, 2011 Article written by Hiroaki Sato. This month 66 years ago the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Back in 1995, I had attended another ICP panel discussion on Hiroshima, which was part of the exhibition “The Pacific War.” That year was the 50th anniversary of…

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CHINA ANGERED OVER AWARDING OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

October 9 2010
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From The Wall Street Journal. 54-year old Liu Xiaobo has been awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, and China is furious. Mr. Liu, 54 years old, is the first Chinese dissident to be awarded the prize, although it did go to the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, in 1989, after the Chinese government crushed…

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A DAY LIKE OTHER DAYS – ONLY MORE SO

September 19 2010
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I am so glad Obama announced the war in Iraq is over and that our troops can now come home. Oops, make that, relocate to Afghanistan. In any case, today, just one hour before this posting. 29 people were blown up and more than 100 others were injured as a pair of bombs exploded in…

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IN JAPAN, DEATH BECOMES THEM

August 28 2010
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Japan Times Justice Minister Keiko Chiba allowed journalists for the first time Friday to enter the Tokyo Detention House’s execution chamber. Chiba, who has long been opposed to the death penalty, has taken various measures to promote public discussion on capital punishment by making it transparent, while like many other justice ministers she fulfilled her…

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NORTH KOREA WANTS APOLOGY

August 23 2010
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From KOREAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY of DPRK(Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Japan Urged to Make Apology for Its Past Crimes Pyongyang, August 22 (KCNA) — A spokesman for the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of Korea made public a statement on Sunday on the occasion of the lapse of a centenary…

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THE COMMONSHAME GAMES

August 22 2010
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From Japan Times India’s Commonwealth Games, which are set to roll in New Delhi from Oct. 3, have turned into the nation’s biggest shame. At a cost of $7.5 billion — excluding improvements and additions to city infrastructure — these will be the most expensive Commonwealth Games ever……..The cost — all laid to Indian taxpayers…

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CHINA’S RISE, JAPAN’S FALL

August 17 2010
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Excerpted reprint from Earth Times. The full article may be read by CLICKING HERE. China overtook Japan as the world’s second-largest economy in the second quarter, capping three decades of spectacular growth. Japan held the number two title behind the United States for more than 40 years, but its economy hit a decade of stagnant…

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Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh’s address to the nation on India’s 64th Independence Day:

August 15 2010
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The following is the COMPLETE text of Dr. Singh’s address to the nation of India. If you can even find an extended excerpt of this in the NY Times or any other American newspaper, I’ll spit out my delicious Cadbury chocolate bar and never eat one again. It is reprinted from the Deccan Chronicle. “Dear…

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TO ALL THEIR OTHER MISERIES

August 10 2010
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A passenger plane operated by low-cost carrier Air Blue crashed in the hills outside of Islamabad Wednesday morning. The plane was carrying about 150 passengers and 10 crew and came down in bad weather outside the Pakistani capital. MUMBAI—Shipping around two of India’s biggest ports has been blocked after an accident in the busy Mumbai…

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ASIA PER USUAL

August 8 2010
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Pakistan floods now worse than 2005 earthquake. Pakistan floods have already affected as many as 12 million people and destroyed or damaged more than 600,000 homes, say Pakistani officials. That’s already worse than the 2005 earthquake, but monsoon season is only half over. Authorities evacuated thousands of Pakistanis living along expanding rivers as forecasts predicted…

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Not much to get excited about

August 3 2010
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A major flood in Pakistan has already claimed at least 1,100 lives and more than 10,000 people are trapped by collapsed bridges and unpassable roads. It is being called the worst monsoon in Pakistan history. Based on the paucity of coverage in the mainstream press, I conclude it is not much to be alarmed about.…

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N. KOREA MAD AND WON’T TAKE IT ANY MORE.

July 24 2010
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North Korea warned Saturday that it will respond with “powerful nuclear deterrence” to joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises poised to begin this weekend, saying the drills amount to a provocation that cannot be ignored. North Korea routinely threatens war when South Korea and the U.S. hold joint military drills, which Pyongyang sees as…

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SUSHI, ANYONE?

July 24 2010
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American cows are designed to kill consumers but ever since 2003, Japan has said, “Not us, please.” In time, Japan softened and said it would accept no beef from cows aged over 20 months. Now, Japan is getting ready to cave altogether. On April 8, then farm minister Hirotaka Akamatsu and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom…

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WORST BANGKOK VIOLENCE IN 18 YEARS

May 21 2010
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National Post.com……………Thailand’s capital of Bangkok was calm on Sunday, a day after clashes between troops and opposition activists killed 18 people in the city’s historic old quarter, but any resolution of the political row seemed distant. The fighting, the worst political violence in the nation in 18 years and some of it in well-known tourist…

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INDIAN COURT CONVICTS PAKISTANI FOR MUMBAI SIEGE.

May 3 2010
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The Himalayan Times.…………………………….MUMBAI: An Indian court on Monday convicted a Pakistani man of murder and waging war for his role in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that left 166 people dead in the heart of India’s financial capital. Two Indians accused of helping plot the attacks were acquitted. Mohammed Ajmal Kasab was convicted on nearly…

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SO, WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?

April 30 2010
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From The Japan Times………………………..30,000 adults interviewed either in person or by telephone in 28 countries were asked to consider the influence of various countries as mostly positive or mostly negative. The survey found that the U.S. is viewed positively on balance in 20 of the 28 countries surveyed, confirming a trend that was discernible two…

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DANGEROUS UPRISINGS IN THAILAND

April 25 2010
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The Star.online………………Bangkok braces for unrest after peace plan rejected By Jason Szep The Thai capital braced on Sunday for more unrest after the government rejected a peace overture from anti-government protesters offering to end increasingly violent protests in return for early polls. An anti-government “red shirt” protester looks through a pair of binoculars on a…

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