Japan

The Forgotten Story Of How Nazi Germany (once) Went To War With Japan

Kevin Knodell History, World German soldiers found themselves at war in Asia in the 1930s.  Key Point: To Hitler, the Japanese would prove themselves superior to the Chinese. Most people who stayed awake for at least half of their high school...
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Global Markets Mixed Amid Continued Economic Uncertainty

Global markets were mixed Thursday.In Asia, the Nikkei in Tokyo finished its trading session up 1.7 percent. Sydney’s S&P/ASX index was down 0.6 percent. Seoul’s KOSPI index was 0.2 percent higher, while the TSEC index in Taipei was up 0.7...
Related topics: Tokyo, Australia, South Korea, Seoul, Taiwan, Taipei

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Time For Our Annual Argument About Nuclear Bombs

Victor Davis Hanson History, Asia But what were the alternatives that Truman faced? This month marks the 75th anniversary of the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan, at Hiroshima on Aug. 6 and Nagasaki on Aug. 9. Each year, Americans argue about...
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Japan’s Kubo Joins Villarreal On Loan From Real Madrid

Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid’s Japanese talent Takefusa Kubo has joined Villarreal on loan for the 2020/21 season, the clubs announced on Tuesday.  The 19-year-old winger spent last season on loan at relegated Real Mallorca and impressed,...
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Private-equity Giants Like Carlyle Are Inking More Deals In Asia To Get In Early On An Economic...

Some of the biggest private-equity firms are pointing to Asia as a bright spot in their investment portfolios throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The region, including China, Korea, India, Japan and Australia, has recovered more quickly than the...
Related topics: China, India, Australia

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Nissan Pavilion Opens In Japan And Accepts Electricity For Parking Fees

Japanese electric car owners have many reasons to visit the Nissan Pavilion in Yokohama, Japan. Apparently, guests can pay for parking with electricity from their EVs. This novel idea is a global first and showcases the many innovative features...

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The Atomic Bomb Poets And The Military Realists 75 Years After Nagasaki

H. Patricia HynesPeople observe a one minute silence during a remembrance service for Korean victims of the atomic bomb on the 75th anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bombing, on August 9, 2020 in Nagasaki, Japan. In a ceremony that has been scaled...
Related topics: Military, Anniversaries

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Rough Seas Hamper Response To Mauritius Ship Leak; Oil Spill Reaches 1,000 Tons

The spreading disaster is threatening protected habitats and tourism in the Indian Ocean island nation. France and Japan have pledged help.
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On Anniversary Of Us Bombing, Nagasaki Mayor Calls For Nuclear Weapons Ban

The United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan in August 1945: one on Hiroshima and one on Nagasaki. To date, these have been– the only times nuclear weapons were used in warfare. Japan has yet to vote on or ratify the international Treaty on...
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Our Annual August Debate Over The Bombs

This month marks the 75th anniversary of the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan, at Hiroshima on Aug. 6 and Nagasaki on Aug. 9. Each year, Americans argue about our supposed moral shortcomings for being the only nation to have used an atomic...
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Unlike In Hawaii, Japan's Pearl Harbor-style Attack Succeeded In Australia

Warfare History Network History, Asia The cost to the defenders of Darwin was 191 killed and more than 400 wounded. About 68 of the dead and injured were civilians. Here's What You Need To Remember: Unlike Pearl Harbor, where Nagumo’s airmen...
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Japan's Navy Is Impressive, But This Rifle Proves That Its Infantry Arms Need Work

Charlie Gao Security, Asia The standard issue rifle of the average soldier tends to be among the oldest equipment issued by a military. Here's What You Need To Remember: As Japan bolsters its military to deter China and other regional rivals, it...
Related topics: Military, China

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Japan Offers Huge Subsidies To Companies Willing To Quit China

The South China Morning Post: "Japan has offered a group of 87 companies subsidies totalling US$653 million to expand production at home and in Southeast Asia."
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Trump-endorsed Candidate Bill Hagerty Wins Tennessee Senate Gop Primary

Bill Hagerty won the Tennessee Senate Republican primary on Thursday, defeating the 14 other candidates who hoped to replace retiring GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander. Hagerty, 60, was President Trump's first ambassador to Japan, and received his...

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Hagerty Wins Gop Senate Nod In Tennessee

Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty (R) won the Republican Senate primary in Tennessee, the AP reports.

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Mix Of Contaminants In Fukushima Wastewater, Risks Of Ocean Dumping

Nearly 10 years after the Tohoku-oki earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant and triggered an unprecedented release radioactivity into the ocean, radiation levels have fallen to safe levels in all but the...
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As Hiroshima Bombing Turns 75, A Look At 6 Changes To Nuclear Arms Under Trump

On Aug. 6, 1945, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb nicknamed "Little Boy" over Hiroshima, Japan, instantly killing 70,000 people. By 1950, 200,000 died.       

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Tokyo Governor Urges Residents To Refrain From Summer Holiday Travel

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike called on residents Thursday to refrain from traveling outside the capital as Japan enters its summer holiday period because of a recent surge in COVID cases.At a Thursday news briefing, Koike said she understands that it...
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Nuking Of Japan Was ‘totally Unnecessary’ And Didn't End World War Ii, Us Historian Explains

The historical record shows that it was the entry of the Soviets into the Pacific theatre that brought the Second World War to a close, and the idea that it was the use of atomic weapons that ended the war is a "myth" unsupported by the evidence,...

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Revealed: How U.s. Gov't & Hollywood Secretly Worked Together To Justify Atomic Bombings Of...

On the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, when the United States became the only country ever to use nuclear weapons in warfare, we look at how the U.S. government sought to manipulate the narrative about what it had done — especially by...
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