Category: Japan

Military hysteria over N. Korea may lead to catastrophe

The examples of Iraq and Libya have convinced the North Korean leadership that only nuclear deterrence can protect them, so no sanctions can dissuade them, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. Pyongyang will not relinquish its military program under pressure of sanctions and military threats, because the examples of Iraq and Libya have convinced it that […]

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte ditches U.S. for China

Tough-talking Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced his country’s “separation” from long-time ally America Thursday, declaring that he was pivoting instead to China. The leader — who has been compared to Donald Trump — made his comments during a visit to Beijing, which he used to pave the way for what he calls a new commercial […]

U.S. ups military presence in Pacific, China’s main concern

The US will continue to invest in future weapons systems especially relevant to the Asia-Pacific’s complex and dynamic security environment as part of its rebalance to the region, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said. These include high-end capabilities such as a new, long-range stealth bomber and a new, long-range anti-ship cruise and investments in areas like […]

Mend wounds of WWII, urges Angela Merkel in Tokyo

Chancellor Merkel has encouraged Japan to mend post-war ties with its Asian neighbors by saying Germany had “squarely” dealt with its Nazi past. Merkel is visiting Japan ahead of her hosting June’s G7 summit in Bavaria. Angela Merkel was received in Tokyo by Emperor Akihito (pictured above) and then Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday […]

U.S. ambassador to South Korea attacked with a “razor”

The US State Department also confirmed that the ambassador’s injuries were not life threatening. The assailant had reportedly attacked Japan’s ambassador to Seoul in 2010. The Associated Press quoted the YTN as reporting that during the attack, the 55-year-old assailant shouted “South and North Korea should be reunified.” According to the state-run BBC, the attacker […]

Iran’s president accuses nuclear powers of hypocrisy

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani has berated the world’s nuclear powers, saying atomic weapons have not kept them safe and reiterating that his country is not seeking the bomb. Rouhani, in an unusually fiery speech, avoided explicit mention of ongoing nuclear talks between the west and Iran, but accused atomic-armed states of hypocrisy. “They tell us: […]

Abe government parades on corpses to push war agenda

James Corbett appears on RT to discuss the Japanese government’s attempts to use the latest staged and provocateured ISIS beheadings to scrap Japan’s pacifist constitution and expand the country’s militarization agenda. Japan Hostage Crisis Prompts Questioning of New Policy

US congratulates Kurds over Kobani;Turkey slams celebrations

The United States pledged to continue military and humanitarian assistance to the Kurdish city of Kobane in Syria, after Kurdish forces defeated the Islamic State (known as ISIS or ISIL) following a four-month siege. “We congratulate its (Kobane’s) brave defenders,” US State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said in a briefing to reporters, referring to the […]

U.S. is preparing up to 5k militants that would flee to ISIL

Reported along the peripheries of the Western media, it was reported recently that some 3,000 so-called “moderate rebels” of the “Free Syrian Army” had defected to the “Islamic State” (ISIS). While not the first time so-called “moderates” have crossed over openly to Al Qaeda or ISIS, it is one of the largest crossovers that has […]

Japan lifts some sanctions against North Korea

Japan has said it would ease sanctions against North Korea after the secretive state agreed to reinvestigate the kidnapping of Japanese nationals to train spies, in a significant breakthrough for testy relations. The announcement comes after three days of talks between the two sides in Sweden, and marks the most positive engagement between Pyongyang and […]

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