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  • Amphibious Assault Ship USS America Steaming Into South China Sea Amid Fresh Provocation By China

    04/21/2020 7:33:06 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 64 replies
    https://www.ibtimes.com/ ^ | 04/21/20 AT 2:31 AM | By Brittany Vincent
    KEY POINTS USS America is steaming into the disputed waters where a Chinese survey ship is operating The U.S. had previously demanded that China stop its "bullying behavior" China has increase maritime activities in disputed waters amid coronavirus pandemic
  • Report: North Korea Leader Kim Jong Un Is Brain Dead

    04/20/2020 8:11:58 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 267 replies
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  • Worried about offending Trump, 'flaky' Trudeau 'humiliated' fellow leaders during [2017] TPP trade talks: former Aussie PM

    04/21/2020 3:43:01 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 11 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Tuesday April 21, 2020 | Stuart Thomson
    ... After discussions with each country’s trade ministers, the leaders were under the impression that all that was left was to shake hands and smile for the cameras. For Vietnam, which was hosting the conference, the new deal was set to be a major diplomatic coup. The leaders noticed that Abe and Trudeau were late for the meeting and some murmuring broke out. Abe soon came striding into the meeting looking “very flustered,” according to Turnbull. When Turnbull asked him what was going on, Abe said, “Justin won’t sign. He’s pulling out.” Asked if Trudeau was trying to scuttle the...
  • Sex workers in Japan to get financial aid during coronavirus crisis

    04/20/2020 6:09:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 20, 2020 | Amanda Woods
    Japan is trying to give sex workers a leg up during the coronavirus pandemic. The nation is offering financial aid to members of the oldest profession whose job prospects have gone limp amid social distancing — but regulations make it difficult for those in the stigmatized industry to apply without outing themselves, according to a new report.
  • On 78th Anniversary of Doolittle Raid, Air Force Does Battle Against a New Foe

    04/18/2020 8:02:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Military.com ^ | April 18, 2020 | Lt. Col. David Faggard
    Nearly eight decades ago, on April 18, 1942, a band of airmen known as the Doolittle Raiders lined the deck of the USS Hornet in their B-25 Mitchell bombers, riding the uneasy waves of the Pacific Ocean. Readying to strike the heart of the mighty Japanese Empire - Tokyo - these bold and innovative airmen took the fight to an enemy who had earlier attacked the Hawaiian Islands. The airmen focused their surprise offense with what they had available to them, 16 medium bombers outfitted with just four 500 pound bombs; they chose to strike the enemy’s heart in aviation’s...
  • Paragons of Faith

    04/17/2020 5:46:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | April 17, 2020 | Luke O'Hara
    Paragons of Faith Paulo Uchibori and Sons A glowering, scar-faced volcano named Mount Unzen looms over the Shimabara Peninsula in southwestern Japan. Atop it, bubbling, sulfurous hot springs vomit out white crud and belch acrid steam. They call this place "Unzen Hell." From 1627 onward, the local ruler found the biggest of its caustic, skin-eating pools perfect for torturing Christians.  Arima Harunobu In the hands of the Catholic ruler Arima Harunobu, this peninsula, once known as Arima, had been the Christian bulwark of Japan. In 1612, though, the de facto shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu condemned Harunobu to death and entrusted Arima to Harunobu's...
  • Hokkaido, Japan Ended Its Coronavirus State Of Emergency Last Month. This Week It Reimposed It

    04/17/2020 7:23:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2020 | John Sexton
    Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido is home to about 5 million people. When the coronavirus began spreading around the world in February, Hokkaido was the first place in Japan to declare a state of emergency. And that early decision appeared to work. The number of new cases dropped and the emergency order was lifted. When the emergency ended, Hokkaido Gov. Naomichi Suzuki said, “There was no surge of infected patients that led to the collapse of the medical environment. We overcame without the fearful circumstance.”In essence, Hokkaido had flattened the curve without overwhelming the health system. The emergency was...
  • IT BEGINS: Japan Pays Billions To Firms To Leave China, Relocate Production Elsewhere

    04/09/2020 5:52:30 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 34 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | April 9, 2020 | Ryan Saavedra
    Japan has earmarked hundreds of billions of yen of its coronavirus stimulus relief to go toward helping its manufacturing companies move their production plants out of communist China and back to Japan or to other countries.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 4/8/2020 Bernie Sanders Out

    04/08/2020 8:51:14 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/8/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump hoping for higher oil prices coming out of the OPEC+ nations video conference tomorrow.... Word tonight is that the price of Brent Crude Oil already rising to over 33 dollars a barrel..... The energy ministers of the G20 nations set to convene Friday...... The Afghan government said today that its going to release 100 Taliban prisoners..... The Iranian-backed Houthi rebels claim to have killed dozens of Saudi coalition soliders and militia in a missile attack in Yemen.... In Syria, US military patrols in the northeast have again been confronted..... Today a report alleging the Syrian military staged chemical...
  • Japan declares state of emergency, ramping up virus battle

    04/07/2020 6:52:11 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 04 07 2020 | MARI YAMAGUCHI
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a monthlong state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures on Tuesday to ramp up defenses against the spread of the coronavirus as the number of infections surges. But the move came in the form of a stay-at-home request — not an order — and violators will not be penalized. The COVID-19 outbreak is now rampant and rapidly spreading, threatening people’s health, their daily lives and the economy, Abe said. The state of emergency, which is until May 6, will only permit Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike and heads of the six other prefectures...
  • Modern science reveals ancient secret in Japanese literature

    04/06/2020 1:53:44 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | March 30, 2020 | Research Organization of Information and Systems
    Nearly a millennium and a half ago, red light streaked across the night sky over Japan. Witnesses compared it to the tail of a pheasant -- it appeared as a fan of beautiful red feathers stretched across the sky. Since the event, scientists have studied the witness accounts written in the year 620 A.D. and speculated about what the cosmic phenomenon could have actually been. Now, researchers from The Graduate University for Advanced Studies may have found the answer... "It is the oldest Japanese astronomical record of a 'red sign,'" said Ryuho Kataoka, a researcher with the Department of Polar...
  • Coronavirus rise in Japan spurs Abe to declare state of emergency in Tokyo, 6 prefectures

    04/06/2020 6:15:51 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 06 2020 | Travis Fedschun
    A growing number of coronavirus cases in Japan has prompted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to announce a state of emergency as soon as Tuesday in Tokyo and six other prefectures in an attempt to slow the outbreak. Abe's announcement on Monday came as Tokyo reported 83 new cases of COVID-19. “This state of emergency declaration is to ensure the medical care system stays intact and to ask for even more cooperation from the people to avoid contact with each other to reduce infection as much as possible," the Japanese prime minister said.
  • Japan's Virus Success has Puzzled the Word. It it's Luck Running Out? (Times hopes for more deaths in Japan)

    03/26/2020 9:48:04 PM PDT · by jerod · 60 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 26, 2020 | By Motoko Rich and Hisako Ueno
    TOKYO — Japan had only a few dozen confirmed coronavirus infections when the 30-something nurse with a slight sore throat boarded a bus to Osaka, the country’s third-largest city, to attend a Valentine’s weekend performance by pop bands at a music club. Less than two weeks later, she tested positive for the virus, and the authorities swiftly alerted others who had been at the club. As more infections soon emerged from three other music venues in the city, officials tested concertgoers and their close contacts, and urged others to stay home. All told, 106 cases were linked to the clubs,...
  • Secretary of State Pompeo: G-7 Countries Agree to Push Back Against Beijing’s Pandemic Disinformation Campaign

    03/26/2020 5:13:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 03/26/2020 | Cathy He
    The Group of Seven (G-7) economies have agreed to push back against Beijing’s sprawling propaganda campaign designed to deflect blame for causing the global pandemic, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on March 26. G-7 countries discussed the Chinese regime’s “intentional disinformation campaign” during a virtual meeting held on March 25, according to Pompeo. “The G-7 countries yesterday were unanimous in saying we understand that this is a risk, that this is a problem … to the EU and to the United States and the world,” Pompeo told The Hugh Hewitt radio show on March 26, in reference to...
  • US push to include 'Wuhan virus' language in G7 joint statement fractures alliance

    03/25/2020 2:31:27 PM PDT · by semimojo · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | Alex Marquardt and Jennifer Hansler
    A push by the US State Department to include the phrase "Wuhan virus" in a joint statement with other Group of Seven members following a meeting of foreign ministers on coronavirus on Wednesday was rejected, resulting in separate statements and division in the group. "What the State Department has suggested is a red line," a European diplomat said. "You cannot agree with this branding of this virus and trying to communicate this."...Although the World Health Organization officially has dubbed the illness Covid-19 or coronavirus, a 12-paragraph draft statement circulated by the US among the G7 ministers referred to it as...
  • IOC to decide within four weeks on Olympics delay

    03/22/2020 5:42:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Houston Chronicle via MSN ^ | 3/22/20 | David Barron
    While ruling out cancelation of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will consider delaying the Games and plans to reach a decision within the next four weeks. Sunday’s announcement by IOC president Thomas Bach came as USA Swimming and USA Track and Field have called for delay and several national Olympic committees, including those of Great Britain and Norway, have endorsed postponing the Tokyo Games because of the new coronavirus pandemic. World Athletics, which oversees track and field worldwide, said it “welcomes discussions with the IOC to postpone” from the scheduled July 24 start. Also,...
  • Soul business[charismatic caucus]

    03/19/2020 6:11:48 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    I AM Infinity , I was with your ancestors allowing you to Be. Realize your existence, your every breath, Heart beat and Soul I hold in my very Hand that is My Spirit. I created you, I know you. I AM your existence and The Truth that watches over you. Your Yes to this saving grace of who I AM FOR YOU IS YOUR GIFT OF SALVATION. Your awakening comes as you receive I AM your Source Your Love Your Savior Your Provider Life and this world can not save your soul and this is who you are ! You...
  • Coronavirus: The IOC's Olympic ideal — cash over safety?

    03/19/2020 1:23:48 PM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 19, 2020 | Dan Wetzel
    The International Olympic Committee held a global teleconference on Wednesday to reassure athletes, representatives, national organizing committees and anyone else about the 2020 Summer Games, which are scheduled for this July in Japan. As it tends to go with the IOC, it seems the only thing that was reassured is that the IOC wants to hold the Games … and cash the checks, of course. These are, clearly, unprecedented times. It isn’t the IOC’s fault that a global pandemic struck. As such, no one is expecting concrete answers on an Olympics that is still months away. Cancellation or postponement seem...
  • Have The Japanese Come Up With A Coronavirus Cure?

    03/19/2020 7:29:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/19/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    I’ll start by reminding everyone that I’m not a doctor and have no professional experience in the field of medicine. With that out of the way, I’ll confess that I’ve always been under the impression that diseases caused by a virus can’t be “cured” the way we are able to treat bacterial infections. The most you can generally do is develop a vaccine and try to prevent people from getting sick in the first place.But maybe that isn’t always true. Doctors in Japan have reportedly used a drug developed to treat the flu to eliminate the coronavirus in patients...
  • 15-minute coronavirus test kits to be sold in Japan from next week

    03/16/2020 6:22:58 PM PDT · by Fury · 26 replies
    ZME Science ^ | 03/14/20 | Mihai Andrei
    While the US is still struggling to start mass testing, a company in Japan will release the quickest readily available coronavirus tests