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  • Dreaming of a Visit to Japan? The Government Might Pay for Half of Your Trip to Jumpstart Tourism

    05/24/2020 8:48:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Mind Unleashed ^ | 05/24/2020 | Elias Marat
    If you’re currently stuck at home and facing government lockdown orders in response to the coronavirus pandemic, we won’t blame you if you’re currently fantasizing about the vacations you want to take once the world returns to relative normalcy. While books, YouTube travel vlogs, and even open world video games offer great distractions, in many ways they also offer serious fuel to our wanderlust – inspiring us to do nothing more than get out of our current environs and delve deep into other cultures, climes, and cuisines. And of all the most amazing tourist destinations out there, one country stands...
  • Japan was feared to be the next US or Italy. Instead their coronavirus success is a puzzling 'mystery'

    05/23/2020 3:58:31 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 104 replies
    ABC Australia ^ | May 22, 2020 | Jake Sturmer and Yumi Asada
    Crushingly crowded public transport. The world's oldest population. A huge outbreak on a cruise ship. A state of emergency without penalties. It sounded like a recipe for a coronavirus catastrophe, and there were fears among public health experts that Japan could become the next Italy or New York. But it hasn't happened. The country hasn't exactly escaped unscathed. About 800 people have died and more than 16,000 have been infected in a country of 126 million...
  • U.S. Arrests Former Green Beret, Son, in Connection with Carlos Ghosn Escape From Japan

    05/20/2020 9:33:35 AM PDT · by Theoria · 23 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 20 May 2020 | Mark Maremont and Nick Kostov
    U.S. authorities arrested a former Green Beret and his son on suspicion they helped smuggle auto titan Carlos Ghosn out of Japan inside a musical equipment box. In a criminal complaint, federal prosecutors said they were acting on a request from Japanese authorities to extradite Michael L. Taylor and his son, Peter M. Taylor, for their alleged roles in helping Mr. Ghosn escape from Japan. Michael and Peter Taylor didnt immediately respond to requests for comment. Mr. Ghosn, a former Chairman and Chief Executive of Nissan Motor Co., had been charged in Japan with financial crimes and was living in...
  • Five Biggest Lies That Are Officially Taught to School Students in China

    05/16/2020 5:46:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/16/2020 | Jocelyn Neo
    Since the outbreak of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus, the world has been skeptical of Chinas confirmed cases and deaths figures. In fact, this is not the first time that the totalitarian regime is facing the worlds scrutiny for spreading disinformation on matters related to health emergencies: in 2003 it was the SARS coverup. But how many are aware of the fact that even the school textbooks in China contain distorted information on history, both theirs and the worlds? Here are five of the biggest lies that Chinese students are taught in school....
  • North Korea mysteriously locks down major border city (Russian border. Rason, a city of 20,000)

    05/14/2020 6:56:35 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5-13-2020 | Lee Brown
    North Korea has mysteriously locked down a major border city, a move reportedly connected to either the coronavirus or a planned event for missing-again despot Kim Jong Un. The Hermit Kingdom one of the few nations on Earth claiming to be coronavirus-free barred entry earlier this month to Rason, a city of 20,000 that is a major hub for trade with Russia and China, sources told Radio Free Asia Tuesday. The notoriously secretive nation has refused to tell its citizens why the city was suddenly locked down, RFA said. Many fear that it could be a sign...
  • North Korea ousts spy chief, head of Kim Jong Uns security: report

    05/14/2020 6:05:25 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 14, 2020 | Lee Brown
    North Korea has axed its spy chief as well as the long-running head of Kim Jong Uns security signs of a major shakeup during the ongoing mystery over the dictators status. Jang Kil Song was ousted as head of the Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB), the Norths military intelligence agency, according to the Korea Herald, citing a report by South Koreas Unification Ministry. The RGB is behind the Hermit Kingdoms most high-profile attacks as well as spy missions, including those against the US, the report says.
  • Russia claims promising signs in early trials of Japanese antiviral drug favipiravir. 60% of the 40 coronavirus patients given the tablets tested negative within 5 days

    05/13/2020 8:36:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05/13/2020 | Alexander Marrow
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A candidate drug for treating the new coronavirus, favipiravir, has produced promising results in early clinical trials in Russia, according to the Russian Direct Investment Fund, which provided 150 million roubles ($2 million) in funding for the project. RDIF head Kirill Dmitriev said 60% of the 40 coronavirus patients taking tablets of favipiravir, which was first developed in Japan under the name Avigan, tested negative for the virus within five days and said the treatment could cut coronavirus recovery times in half. Drugmakers are rushing to develop treatments and vaccines for the highly contagious coronavirus that has...
  • Trump Says Hes Glad to See Kim Jong Un Back

    05/03/2020 5:45:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/03/2020 | Jack Phillips
    President Donald Trump responded to reports about North Korean despot Kim Jong Un, reposting state media photos that purport to show Kim attending a ceremony at a fertilizer factory. I, for one, am glad to see he is back, and well! Trump wrote on Twitter. Kims attendance at the ribbon-cutting ceremony was the first public appearance hes made in about three weeks, and it comes amid speculation about his health. Several news outlets in Asia had reported that Kim, 36, was brain dead or had died, although South Korean officials said he was alive and still in control of the...
  • South Korea says troops exchange fire along North Korean border

    05/02/2020 10:39:34 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 8 replies
    uppermichiganssource.com ^ | 5/3/2020 | HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North and South Korean troops exchanged fire along their tense border on Sunday, the Souths military said, blaming North Korean soldiers for targeting a guard post. The Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said in a statement that North Korean troops fired several bullets at a South Korean guard post inside the heavily fortified border. South Korea fired two rounds in response after issuing a warning broadcast, it said. MORE AT LINK
  • Japan Begins 'Mass Exodus' of Manufacturing from China

    04/29/2020 8:17:58 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 34 replies
    NN ^ | 04-28-20 | Jay Greenberg
    Japan has started a "mass exodus" of manufacturing from China as the country moves to become more self-sufficient and less reliant on the Chinese Communist Party's supply chain.The Japanese government is seeking to end reliance on its Chinese neighbor following the coronavirus pandemic that originated in China.
  • God Economics

    04/27/2020 1:21:24 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    My Kingdom Economics are derived through "Thanksgiving"for it was in this manner the waters parted for Moses and the snakebites were of no consequence(I will lift my eyes to the hills) for as The Son Of God is lifted up doors open and miracles begin ! My endowment to Him( Jesus) is you( My children of Light ) and so it is as your love for Us is poured out ," Truly " it is returned flowing down upon your heads pressed down shaken together and flowing over into My very Will. So enter My Courts with Thanksgiving "YES" but...
  • Kim Jong-Un Talks! Sort Of; Issues Statement of Appreciation to Workers

    04/26/2020 5:27:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/26/2020 | Taylor Millard
    North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is ah-live! Maybe. He sent a message giving his appreciation to people building a complex at his fathers hometown on the border of China although state radio didnt say anything about the 36-year-olds health. South Koreas Yonhap News Agency reported no photos of Kim have been published since his vanishing on April 11th amid speculation heart problems either felled or left him comatose. South Koreas official stance is Kim remains in the realm of the living. South Korean President Moon Jae-ins foreign policy adviser sent a statement to American media saying Kim is alive...
  • Kim Jong Uns Sister, Kim Yo Jong: Powerful Sociopath

    04/26/2020 5:30:52 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 68 replies
    Victory Girls ^ | 26 Apr 2020 | Victory Girls
    With rumors about North Korean dictator Kim Jong Uns deteriorating health and maybe even demise, the worlds eyes are turning to his younger sister Kim Yo Jong as a possible successor to the throne of the Hermit Kingdom. But who is Kim Yo Jong? Why is this reclusive young woman all of a sudden considered a possible replacement for her older brother, even though North Korea has always been a patriarchal society? What is it about this enigmatic 30-something female that has the world talking? Yo Jong first burst onto the worlds radar during the 2018 Winter Olympics, when this...
  • North Korea Reports Kim Jong Un Is 'Most Alive Person In Universe'

    04/26/2020 1:44:41 PM PDT · by DFG · 33 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 04/25/2020
    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea reported today that Kim Jong Un is not dead and in fact is "the most alive person in the universe." "American fake news says Supreme Leader is dead, but we found that he was more alive than anyone ever in history," said a spokesperson. "If he lies in still vegetative state, it is only because he is stuffed so full of life like a big meal and needs time to properly digest all that life. So much life. Such great life." According to the official statement released by the Korean Central News Agency, the...
  • Kim's Alive! South Korea says despot Jong-un is NOT dead as defectors from his evil regime also say they believe he is still healthy

    04/26/2020 10:09:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 144 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/26/2020 | By JAMES GANT and LUKE ANDREWS and WILLIAM COLE
    North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is 'alive and well', a South Korean official has said. Foreign policy adviser Chung-in Moon said his government's position is firmly that the despot is not dead. The aide said Kim had been living in the Wonsan area of the country since April 13, adding to Fox: 'No suspicious movements have so far been detected.' Rumours of his death emerged from the vice director of Hong Kong Satellite Television Shijian Xingzou, who claimed a 'very solid source' told her Kim was dead. She has 15million followers on Chinese social media Weibo, and is also the...
  • North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un rumored to be dead

    04/25/2020 11:18:18 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 709 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 25, 2020 | 12:36pm | Dana Kennedy
    Kim Jong Un is rumored to be dead, according to a Hong Kong broadcast network, while a Japanese magazine is reporting that North Koreas rocket man is in a vegetative state after he underwent heart surgery earlier this month.
  • Kim Jong-nam Says N.Korean Regime Won't Last Long(and other revelations)

    01/16/2012 11:27:52 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 01/17/12
     Kim Jong-nam Says N.Korean Regime Won't Last Long Kim Jong-nam Former North Korean Leader Kim Jong-il's eldest son Jong-nam has said the isolated regime will eventually fail with or without reforms. The comment appears in e-mail conversations exchanged over seven years between Kim Jong-nam and a Japanese journalist and obtained by the Monthly Chosun. The nearly 100 e-mails were sent from 2004 until December last year to Yoji Komi, an editor at the Tokyo Shimbun daily. The two also spoke in person in January and May last year. ◆ Oppostion to Dynastic Succession Kim Jong-nam, who was passed over...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 4/24/2020 Newsdump Friday

    04/24/2020 9:11:12 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/24/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    A team of Chinese doctors sent to North Korea to help determine the status of ruler Kim Jong-un's health according to the Reuters News Agency. Also a report by Hong Kong Satellite Television stating that Kim was dead..... A police crackdown in Vienna, Austria today as hundreds protested against coronavirus house arrest restrictions.... You Tube censorship with word that "medically unsubstantiated" content will be banned..... President Trump signing the latest big spending bill..... Its beyond the statute of limitations, but the Metropolitan Police in Washington DC are investigating the sexual assault allegation of Tara Reade agains former Vice-President and presumptive...
  • Japan Mayor Under Fire for 'Women Dawdle at Shops' Remark

    04/23/2020 11:09:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    CNA ^ | 24 Apr 2020
    The mayor of Japan's Osaka has come under fire for suggesting men should do grocery shopping during the coronavirus outbreak because women are indecisive and "take a long time". Japan is under a state of emergency over the pandemic, and residents in some areas have been asked to shop less frequently and only send one family member out to get supplies to limit contact. Osaka Mayor Ichiro Matsui told reporters on Thursday (Apr 23) that men should be entrusted with grocery runs because women "take a long time as they browse around and hesitate about this and that", Kyodo news...
  • Tokyo's Healthcare Workers to Get Michelin-Starred Meals Courtesy of Bvlgari

    04/23/2020 11:06:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    CNA ^ | 4/24
    Bvlgari Il Ristorante Luca Fantin, a one Michelin-starred restaurant, is delivering lunch boxes to medical institutions and hospitals in Tokyo twice weekly. Since the start of the pandemic, jeweller Bvlgari has been supporting the scientific and medical communities in the fight against the coronavirus. In line with these efforts, Bvlgari Japan and Bvlgari Il Ristorante Luca Fantin have now joined forces to create lunch boxes for medical personnel in Tokyo who are at the forefront of the battle. Bvlgari Il Ristorante Luca Fantin, located in the Bvlgari Hotel in Ginza, ranks 17th on the 2020 list of...