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Japan's ambassador-designate to China dies in Tokyo
japantoday ^

Posted on 09/16/2012 8:11:25 AM PDT by traumer

TOKYO — Japan’s ambassador-designate to China, Shinichi Nishimiya, died on Sunday in a Tokyo hospital, the Foreign Ministry said, three days after he was found unconscious on a Tokyo street.

Doctors were looking into the cause of death, ministry official Takashi Ariyoshi said in a statement, but no other details were available. Nishimiya, 60, was found unconscious on a street near his home on his way to work.

Nishimiya was to have left in mid-October to take over from Uichiro Niwa as Japan’s top envoy in Beijing.

While coincidental, Nishimiya’s death came as tensions flared up between Japan and China over a disputed group of islands in the East China Sea claimed by both countries.

Anti-Japan protests flared in cities across China for a second day on Sunday, with police using tear gas and water cannon to drive back thousands of protesters in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, near Hong Kong.

(Excerpt) Read more at japantoday.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chinariots; disputedislands; japanambassador

1 posted on 09/16/2012 8:11:27 AM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

Chinese hit job?...


2 posted on 09/16/2012 8:21:17 AM PDT by AmonAmarth (Wherever you go...There you are)
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To: AmonAmarth

Something very suspicious....


3 posted on 09/16/2012 8:23:19 AM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

"...might have been that blow fish sushi"

4 posted on 09/16/2012 8:26:57 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

http://media.ign.com/boards/images/icons3/other_awesomenessShiftyEyes.gif

.....excellent observation.lol


5 posted on 09/16/2012 8:28:32 AM PDT by AmonAmarth (Wherever you go...There you are)
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To: traumer

There’s no such thing as coincidence.


6 posted on 09/16/2012 8:28:58 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: traumer

Smells to high heaven.


7 posted on 09/16/2012 8:37:37 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: Doogle
???

8 posted on 09/16/2012 9:06:40 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: traumer

Reminds me of that Afghan warlord, who was killed right before 9/11.


9 posted on 09/16/2012 9:11:31 AM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.patriotcalendars.com/)
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To: AmonAmarth
http://media.ign.com/boards/images/icons3/other_awesomenessShiftyEyes.gif .....excellent observation.lol
10 posted on 09/16/2012 9:25:09 AM PDT by AmonAmarth (Wherever you go...There you are)
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To: AmonAmarth
http://media.ign.com/boards/images/icons3/other_awesomenessShiftyEyes.gif
11 posted on 09/16/2012 9:26:59 AM PDT by AmonAmarth (Wherever you go...There you are)
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To: traumer

Ruh Roh!


12 posted on 09/16/2012 9:27:13 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: traumer

Hmmm. I wonder who could have done this...


13 posted on 09/16/2012 9:40:33 AM PDT by Viennacon
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14 posted on 09/16/2012 9:51:04 AM PDT by traumer
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To: rabidralph

“Reminds me of that Afghan warlord, who was killed right before 9/11.”

As in 9/10/2001 - that was ominous, I’ll never forget that.


15 posted on 09/16/2012 10:54:55 AM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: traumer

RIP.


16 posted on 09/16/2012 11:17:59 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: traumer

Polonium-210 salad dressing?


17 posted on 09/16/2012 11:31:36 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Liberals, democrats & unions - and all leftist scum - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: traumer
bingo...
18 posted on 09/16/2012 2:52:12 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

..we’ll never know


19 posted on 09/16/2012 6:17:20 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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