Japan

China’s Navy Could Soon Leave Japan Far Behind

James Holmes Security, Asia Japan has been working hard to maintain its edge. Here's What You Need to Remember: Tokyo must put to sea “smaller, cheaper, more numerous, and redundant systems, including heavily armed missile craft,” to serve...
Related topics: China, Tokyo

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Americans Accused Of Helping Carlos Ghosn Escape Arrive In Japan

The American father and son duo accused of aiding former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn in his dramatic international escape have arrived in Japan.

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Chinese Vessel Capsizes North Of Japan's Ishigaki Island - Photo

TOKYO (Sputnik) - A Chinese vessel with 10 people on board capsized north of Japan's Ishigaki Island, Okinawa prefecture, media reported on Tuesday.
Related topics: World Photos, Tokyo

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Sri Lanka Okays New Project With India, Japan Amid Criticism Over Pulling Out Of Trilateral Deal

Earlier this year, Sri Lanka reneged on a 2019 trilateral pact that would have allowed companies from India and Japan to develop and hold 49 percent stakes in the East Container Terminal Project in the port of Colombo. The policy reversal by Colombo...
Related topics: Sri Lanka, India

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World War Ii's Most Dangerous Jobs: Flying "the Hump" Was One

David Axe History, Asia “The world’s first strategic airlift,” the U.S. Air Force calls it. Here's What You Need to Remember: Tokyo’s march seemed inexorable. And Japan’s expansion might have been much, much more aggressive if not for...
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Japan's Lower House Passes Record $1 Trillion Annual Budget

TOKYO (Sputnik) - The Japanese lower house on Tuesday approved the record annual budget of 106.61 trillion yen (about $1 trillion) for 2021 during a session that was broadcast online.
Related topics: Tokyo, Yen

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Men Who Helped Ex-nissan Chief Ghosn Escape Arrive In Japan After Extradition, Reports Say

Michael Taylor and Peter Taylor were arrested in Massachusetts in May 2020, several months after they allegedly helped former Nissan executive Carlos Ghosn flee Japan and avoid trial on charges of money laundering and tax evasion.
Related topics: Taxes

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Japan Asks China To Stop Performing Anal Swabs On Its Citizens

Japan Asks China To Stop Performing Anal Swabs On Its Citizens Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News, Tokyo has asked Beijing to stop performing COVID-19 anal swabs on its citizens after complaints that the procedure causes...
Related topics: China, Tokyo, Beijing

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Monday Assorted Links

1. GMU Econ Society interviews me. 2. How TikTok led to a run on feta cheese (NYT). 3. “In-fight meals repurposed as bento boxes are proving popular in Japan at a time when many flights have been canceled due to sluggish demand amid the...

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Japan Planned To Send Underwater Aircraft Carriers To Bomb The U.s. Homeland

Warfare History Network History, Asia But Japan was defeated too quickly. Here's What You Need To Remember: Before the plan could be carried out, however, on April 1, 1945, the crucial battle for Okinawa began. Geographically, Okinawa is part of...

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How American Torpedoes Wreaked Havoc On Japan In Wwii

Warfare History Network History, Asia Japan had serious difficulties deploying her manpower, and a few examples illustrate some of the worst events. Here's What You Need to Remember: All told, Japan lost over 83,000 men at sea in 1944...

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No Joke: Japan Planned To Use Plane-carrying Submarines To Terrorize America

Warfare History Network Security, Pearl Harbor part 11 Here's What You Need To Remember: There is little doubt that the I-400s were the strategic predecessors to today’s ballistic submarines, especially to the Regulus missile program begun...

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Japanese Biological Weapons Could Have Transformed World War Ii

Sebastien Roblin Security, But would Japan have won the war? Here's What You Need To Remember: Plans to employ bioweapons cannot help but seem especially short-sighted given the indiscriminate and unpredictable nature of diseases. If the attack...

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Us Military Choppers Accused Of Repeatedly Breaking Law By Flying Dangerously Low Over Japan

The US forces Japan has 84 bases across the country and is headquartered at Yokota Air Base, which is about 30 km west of central Tokyo.
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Three Ways War Could Be Triggered Between China And Japan

Kyle Mizokami Security, Asia If we can imagine scenarios in which wars might start, we can look at where vital interests intersect and work to avoid them. Here's What You Need to Know: Armed conflict often starts by accident. China and Japan have...
Related topics: China

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One-sided Slaughter: The Battle Of Surigao Strait Was No Even Match

Robert Farley History, Pacific The U.S. Navy crushed Japan at the Battle of Surigao Strait. Here's What You Need to Remember: The Japanese had hoped that the two task forces would arrive at the same time, simultaneous to Kurita’s penetration of...

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'animal Crossing: New Leaf' Sanrio Collab Brings Hello Kitty Items To Your Town

Those Animal Crossing: New Leaf-Sanrio collaboration amiibo cards, which were only previously available in Japan and the EU, are finally arriving in the US on March 26th. Nintendo first announced their stateside release back in January, but now the...

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What If Japan Had Sent Navy Aircraft Carriers To The Bottom Of Pearl Harbor?

Robert Farley History, The Americas What if some, or all, of the aircraft carriers of the Pacific Fleet had been at Pearl during the attack? What impact would the sinking of those critical ships have had on the rest of the war? Here's What You...

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Seeking The True Story Of The Comfort Women

How a Harvard professor’s dubious scholarship reignited a history of mistrust between South Korea and Japan.
Related topics: Harvard University, South Korea

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Amazon Music Lands On Google Tv And Android Tv Devices

Amazon Music is now available on Google TV and Android TV devices. Users in the US, UK, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, India, Japan and Australia will be able to stream music from the service through TVs, set-top boxes, game...
Related topics: Amazon, Google, United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, India, Australia

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