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Kim Jong Nam assassination still masterfully orchestrated

Police are still investigating the assassination of Kim Jong-Un’s grandfather, Kim Jong Nam, when he was assassinated by two women two years ago. And despite being two years old, it’s still baffling forensics experts as well as detectives and authorities.   It was reported that Nam was walking along an airport when two women approached him and smeared
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Japan no longer very strict for language requirements

Japan has had a large number of difficulties because a requirement to enter and work in Japan is that you need a good language proficiency in either Japanese or English. That adds to the higher cost of education for would-be workers as well as makes it more difficult for people to work there.   However, Japan has sensed
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Here’s why Japanese kids aren’t studying abroad

There have been reports, by the Japanese authorities, that their younger generation, AKA their kids, aren’t studying as much abroad as they once used to. And the majority of the population are more or less evenly split, for and against this recent trend.   To give you a perspective of this, let’s go back to 2004, a
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Memoirs of War: Music Sirens and their current condition

The so-called music sirens (a series of air raid sirens that were modified to produce music instead of a monotonous and distinctive whine that warned people that an air raid was occurring) are becoming old, outdated and most have already broken down and are left in disrepair.   The sirens were initially placed by the Imperial Japanese authorities
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WWII Japanese Tunnel Discovered in China

An old WWII-era tunnel that belonged to and was constructed by Imperial Japan of the era was recently discovered in China. This means that Japan had plans to increase their activity in China or create a new base of operations.   It also proves that Japan, had the atomic bombs not been dropped, wanted to continue the war
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Never Back Down: Abe pushes through with Okinawa

Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe has been labelled by some as being hard headed and stubborn because, despite an overwhelming and massive “no” vote to the building of a new US Air Force base in Okinawa, he still will push through with the construction.   This has placed Abe and his government in hot water because majority
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Tepco to release treated radioactive water into the sea

A decision has been made to release radioactive tritium water from Fukushima’s No. 1 nuclear plant into the sea. Toyoshi Fuketa has stated that they will face challenges by releasing the water into the sea or not. About one million tons of the radioactive water is still inside the reactor with nowhere to go.   Tokyo Electric Power

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January 12, 2018
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U.S.A., Japan to meet in Hawaii over Military Accidents

America has once again apologized to Japan on Tuesday over a recent series of military accidents that have sparked outrage among civilians over American operations in the country.     General James Mattis, U.S. Secretary of Defense, apologized to Japan’s Minister of Defense, Itsunori Onodera, after multiple accidents, particularly about the emergency landing of a U.S. military helicopter in

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January 10, 2018
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Sexual Harassment and Violence in Japan

Millions of women around the world use the “#MeToo” hashtag to share their experiences of sexual abuse, harassment and violence in an attempt to denounce sexual attacks and exploitation of women. Time magazine has even named them “Silence Breakers” Person of the Year in 2017.   Japan, however, hasn’t seen the #MeToo campaign hasn’t really been as successful

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January 8, 2018
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Discrimination still abounds in Japan

Figures released in 2017 indicated that, statistically, Japan’s population is not just continuing to age, but they are accelerating. Alarmingly, yearly births fell under 1 million which is a record low, while deaths reached a record high.   Japan’s secondary schools have a degree of uniformity that prevents diversity. And this trend reached its conclusion with the news

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January 5, 2018
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Tourism between China and NoKor seems OK

Chinese tourists still visit Pyongyang from time to time across China’s border city of Dandong, even after authorities unofficially halted the tours just days from U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to China the previous month.     40 Chinese tourists left from Dandong to Pyongyang on Friday and is a sign that local authorities have not been strongly

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December 22, 2017
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Japanese PM, Shinzo Abe, wants a new Constitution

When the decade-old- serving Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, is experiencing high tensions with an extremely hostile neighbour, North Korea, you remake the constitution.   Ever since it’s defeat in WWII, Japan’s constitution has largely been pacifist and completely against the idea of having a large military.   Recently, over 80% of the lower house voted

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December 20, 2017
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General Mattis: NoKor ICBM not yet a threat

On Friday, December 15, 2017, Secretary of Defense, General Jim Mattis analyzed North Korea’s most recent nuclear missile test launch and did not believe it was a threat at the moment.   Reporters in the Pentagon were told; “It has not yet shown to be a capable threat against us right now … we’re still doing the forensics

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December 18, 2017
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Nanking Massacre Anniversary

December 13, 1937. It was the day the Japanese Imperial Army invaded China’s former capital city of Nanking. It was one of the most horrible aspects of war in the 20 th century as over 40,000-300,000 people were murdered in cold blood by the Japanese over 80 years ago.   If you’ve watched National Geographic over the past

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December 15, 2017
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No more Nukes!

Nuclear bombs and missiles. They are, without a shadow of a doubt, the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. They are the pinnacle of weapons technology and a good deterrent to war.     Recently, though, a Nobel Peace Prize was given to Anti-Nuclear Weapons activists and campaigners in Oslo, Norway on Sunday. ICAN, which is an abbreviation for International

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December 13, 2017
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Isis is Sisi

No, really. On Saturday, Iraqi Prime Minster Haider Al-Abadi claimed victory over Daesh in is country. After a bloody 3-year war with the brutal Islamic Insurgency and Extremist group, it seems that all is going to be well.     He has been quoted saying; “Our forces are in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border and I therefore

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December 11, 2017