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  • There is no compromise in Jesus Kingdom[charismatic Caucus]

    08/24/2016 8:26:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    There is no compromise in My Kingdom for I AM THE WORD ETERNAL therefore I AM both Provider and the lover of your soul. I know the plans I have for you and there is no need for you to compromise with the evil one for he has already been judged by me as un-righteous therefore remain in My will and in My WORD for it is your rudder and key to open each door I have set before you and it is My Spirit that moves these doors as you declare My will in your life. So come and...
  • Tokyo protests as China Coast Guard passes Diaoyutais

    08/21/2016 10:29:54 AM PDT · by traumer · 5 replies
    TEMPERATURE RISING:Tokyo has lodged at least 32 protests since Aug. 5 over what it says have been 30 intrusions in its waters by Chinese vessels Tokyo yesterday protested to Beijing after Chinese Coast Guard vessels sailed into territorial waters surrounding disputed islands in the East China Sea, Japan said. Four Chinese vessels entered the waters around the Japanese-controlled Diaoyutai Islands (釣魚台) — known as the Senkakus in Japan — at about 10am, the Japan Coast Guard said, adding that the vessels left the waters within one hour. The two countries are locked in a long-running dispute over the uninhabited islets,...
  • Worlds Biggest Pension Fund Loses $51 Billion in Stock Rout

    07/30/2016 6:26:17 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | July 30 2016 | Yuko Takeo and Shigeki Nozawa
    Japans $1.3 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund lost 3.8 percent in the year ended March 31, or 5.3 trillion yen ($51 billion), the retirement manager said Friday in Tokyo. Thats the biggest drop since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. GPIF lost 10.8 percent on domestic equities and 9.6 percent on shares in other markets, while Japanese bonds handed the fund a 4.1 percent gain.
  • 19 KILLED, 20 INJURED IN STABBING OUTSIDE TOKYO, AP REPORTS CITING JAPANESE MEDIA (headline only)

    07/25/2016 2:34:43 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 139 replies
    Just a headline now
  • Buried relics uncovered at Angkor Wat.

    07/21/2002 1:43:44 PM PDT · by vannrox · 14 replies · 452+ views
    Pacnews, Agence France-Presse (AFP) ^ | 14:12:10 AEST | Editorial Staff
    Buried relics uncovered at Angkor Wat. Japanese archaeologists have made a rare underground find of relics at the temples of the Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia. The archaeology team comes from from Sophia University, a Jesuit school in Tokyo. It dug up 103 pieces of Buddhist statues in mid-March, at Banteay Kdei temple, one of the dozens of temples built near the northern Cambodian town of Siem Reap between the 9th and 14th centuries. The pieces likely date back to the Angkorian period from the reign of Jayavarman VII, who ruled at the end of the 12th century. Cambodian...
  • Charles Schulz Museum Opens Snoopy-Centric Outpost in Tokyo

    04/27/2016 7:50:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa has opened a Snoopy Museum in Tokyo. The new outpost will exhibit portions of the California collection on a rotating basis every six months. The opening exhibit is "My Favorite Peanuts," curated by Schulz's widow Jean. Boing Boing noted that fans can purchase exclusive merchandise as well as grab a bite in the Cafe Blanket restaurant or the confectionery. Snoopy's creator, Charles M. Schulz, started the wildly popular "Peanuts" series while living in Minneapolis. He relocated to Sebastopol in 1958, then Santa Rosa in 1969, where he lived until his...
  • The Doolittle Raid

    04/18/2016 6:54:01 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 61 replies
    Self | April 18, 1942 | Self
    One week after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt began pressing the U.S. military to immediately strike the Japanese homeland. The desire to bolster moral became more urgent in light of rapid Japanese advances. These included victories in Malaya, Singapore, the Philippines, Wake Island, Guam, and the Dutch East Indies, as well as sinking the British battleships Prince of Wales and Repulse. Only improbable, audacious ideas warranted consideration, because submarines confirmed Japan placed picket boats at extreme carrier aircraft range. One idea even involved launching four engine heavy bombers from China or Outer Mongolia to strike Japan and fly on to Alaska....
  • Cruz is the Smartest: The Delegate Hunt (John Batchelor--AUDIO)

    04/14/2016 9:14:29 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 51 replies
    The John Batchelor Show ^ | 14 April 2016 | The John Batchelor Show (audio link)
    AUDIO LINK (40 MINUTE SEGMENT) Cruz's roots: Asked by (Anderson) Cooper if he was more a product of the Northeast or Texas, Cruz chose the Lone Star State. "When I went off to Harvard Law School my dad jokingly referred to it as missionary work," Cruz said. Cruz had completed his undergrad studies at Princeton University by then, becoming the first member of his family to attend an Ivy League school. "To be admitted to Princeton was an extraordinary thing," he said. "It was a world, frankly, that I didn't know. When I arrived there it was a scary place....
  • Trumps weak delegate operation could derail his nomination

    04/08/2016 11:01:05 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 139 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6 April 2016 | Benjy Sarlan
    Theres a recurring question among the Republicans gathering in Colorado at state and local conventions to choose delegates this week: "Wheres Donald Trump?" Colorado is a rare state where party officials choose delegates without any input from a primary or caucus vote. The bulk of the states 37 delegates will be picked at a series of congressional district conventions on Friday and a state convention on Saturday in Colorado Springs. Prospective delegates can run as unaffiliated free agents or pledge to back a candidate. "There just doesnt seem to be any Trump organization at all, to be honest," Dick Wadhams,...
  • Donald Trumps rise sparks alarm in Japan

    03/15/2016 8:06:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | March 15, 2016 | Robin Harding
    As polls open for US primaries in Ohio and Florida, the political elite in Tokyo is starting to confront a disconcerting idea: that their indispensable US ally could actually elect Donald Trump as president. The controversial businessman, now favorite for the Republican nomination, hits Japan regularly in his stump speeches for supposedly unfair trade practices and freeriding on US military protection.
  • JESUS CALLING [Charismatic Caucus]

    12/21/2015 10:48:28 AM PST · by Jedediah · 14 replies
    bible,The Joshua Chronicles, Holy Spirit ^ | 12-21-15 | bible,Jedediah
    Journey your way to me through listening to my heartbeat words to you immersed in worship writing down each beat of my heart for you are not depressed but merely missing divine assignments that lead to blessings that bring you into prosperity until your cup runs over with unspeakable Joy :o) \o/ Do you see my children I hold the Key of David in my hand and my arm is outstretched welcoming you into communion with me for I AM The Bread of Life. Come drink of my cup offering intimacy with you my Bride for you are worthy and...
  • TRUE VIRTUE [charismatic Caucus]

    11/23/2015 7:44:25 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 11-23-15 | Holy Spirit,Bible
    My opportunities come with decisions made from a righteous mindset and it is only as one decides to walk in Virtue NOT Guile that heavens open and the Highway of Holiness is then revealed before your very eyes as Stephen ~ ~ ~ Acts 6:8-15 8 Now Stephen, full of grace (divine blessing and favor) and power (strength and ability) worked great wonders and signs (miracles) among the people. 9 However, some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (freed Jewish slaves), as it was called, and [of the synagogues] of the Cyrenians and of the Alexandrians...
  • The TAILOR OF VIRTUE SPEAKS [Charismatic Caucus]

    11/21/2015 2:14:43 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 11-21-15 | Holy Spirit ,bible
    Organization of delight is here this day, The Body of Christ coming together to form The Bride, lock in and stay, Fear and Doubt is not part of this wardrobe, The Tailor of Virtue has bought this design of Virtue and this dress is sold, Bringing it together with the thread of Unity, Every part of The Body, All in agreement to walk down the isle and meet The Groom, A picture of Delight and The Bride is swooned, So in love with her Boaz and King! She begins to sing ~ ~ ~ The Song of The Lamb and...
  • A NOW Word to The "TRUE" OVERCOMERS [Charismatic Caucus]

    11/20/2015 7:56:18 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-20-15 | Jedediah
    Systematic changes are in effect now for all those accessing The Highway of Holiness for Truly as you meet each waypoint in Steps of Faith , your "Knowing" what has changed from where you were to where you are now shall be entrusted to you for your hands have been found clean and your hearts free from guile for this is the road for all those that "HAVE" Overcome ! 2 Peter 1:1-11 1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle (special messenger) of Jesus Christ, to those who have received (obtained an equal privilege of) like precious faith with ourselves...
  • Tokyo District Tries to Reel in Tourists With Whale Meat

    10/13/2015 10:16:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    star2.com ^ | OCTOBER 13, 2015
    When tourists think of Japan, images of dramatic landscapes, futuristic cities and world class sushi might spring to mind. But one Tokyo district is hoping to reel in outsiders with one of the countrys more controversial traditions slaughtering whales. Ebisu, a chichi gastronomic hub close to Tokyos frenetic Shibuya shopping district, is hosting an annual food festival aimed at introducing foreigners to the culinary delights of whale meat. With so many foreign tourists visiting Japan now, we would like to show how we really feel about eating the animal, Takashi Furui, head of the events executive committee, said at a...
  • WWII hero, last of two surviving Doolittle Raiders, turns 100 on Labor Day

    09/05/2015 3:50:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 5, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    Richard E. Cole On Monday, one of the last two surviving members of the WWII Doolitte Raiders will celebrate his 100th birthday. As one of the original Doolittle Raiders, retired Lt. Col. Richard Coledefied all the odds in what was considered a suicide mission to bomb Japan in 1942. Mr. Cole was co-pilot for Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle, who led 16 B-25 bombers on the mission that is considered an event that changed the nations morale following the devastating attack on Pearl harbor. He was one of 80 fighters who volunteered for the dangerous, top-secret mission. The Raiders planned...
  • Airbus patents plane that could fly from Paris to Tokyo in three hours

    08/05/2015 9:13:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 5, 2015 | Reuters
    Airbus has won a patent for a hypersonic passenger plane, but Concordes hydrogen-powered successor is unlikely to leave the drawing board any time soon. The proposed aeroplane would cut the journey time from Paris to Tokyo from 12 to under three hours. The idea, first published in 2011, is to use three different kinds of engine power to jump above the atmosphere while still using regular runways for takeoff. It has now won approval from the US Patent Office. The concept comes as commercial space companies such as Virgin Galactic pursue plans for low-level space flights. Airbuss proposed plane has...
  • Tokyo rated the world's best city to live in [tr]

    06/17/2015 6:16:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 16, 2015 | Katie Amey
    When it comes to restaurants, bars and unlimited evening entertainment options, cities like New York and London immediately spring to mind. But for people who actually live in such a major metropolis, the story may be a bit different. When it comes to cities where people have a truely high quality of life, a recent survey has found Tokyo, Japan, to be the top choice.
  • 6-centimeter uplift seen in Hakone

    05/09/2015 4:50:22 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 13 replies
    The Japan News (Yomiuri Shimbun) ^ | May 09, 2015 | unknown
    Amid a volcanic alert, satellite data show that a 200-meter-diameter area of the Owakudani hot spring district at Mt. Hakone, south of Tokyo, has been lifted by up to 6 centimeters, the Geospatial Information Authority said Friday. The upthrust is believed to have occurred between April 18 and Thursday, said the GIA, which analyzed data from the Daichi-2 observation satellite, launched in May last year by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The satellite already observed a 10-centimeter land uplift in areas near craters of Mt. Ontake after the central Japan volcano erupted last September, leaving 57 people dead and six...
  • A night with Godzilla? In Tokyos theme hotels, anything is possible

    02/27/2015 1:21:21 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Feb 26, 2015 | AFP-JIJI
    If youve ever wanted to sleep with a giant lizard and lets face it, you only live once one Japanese hotel has just the thing with its soon-to-be opened Godzilla Room. Hotel Gracery in Tokyos buzzing Shinjuku entertainment district offers the chance to catch some shuteye under the watchful gaze of a man-sized atomic mutant as he stomps on a miniature version of Tokyo in the corner of your room. For those extra-unsettling dreams, a giant Godzilla hand, complete with razor-like claws, looms over the twin beds to ensure you get maximum value from the 39,800 a night...
  • Islamic State purportedly sets new deadline for hostage swap

    01/29/2015 12:45:54 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 29 2015 | Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Linda Sieg
    AMMAN/TOKYO - An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist being held by Islamic State militants said a Jordanian air force pilot also captured by the group would be killed unless an Iraqi female prisoner in Jordan was released by sunset on Thursday. The message appeared to postpone a previous deadline set on Tuesday in which the journalist, Kenji Goto, said he would be killed within 24 hours if the Iraqi was not freed. The latest audio recording, which could not be verified by Reuters, was posted on YouTube early on Thursday. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a...
  • University lecturer found naked on campus in Tokyo

    01/18/2015 12:12:15 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 25 replies
    JapanToday ^ | Jan. 18, 2015 - 06:23AM JST | RocketNews24
    TOKYO Ever find yourself in a really awkward or compromising situation? The kind where you wish the earth would split open and swallow you up, or you could somehow be whisked away to some magic faraway land where youd never have to show your face to the real world again? Were pretty sure thats what this 55-year-old university lecturer was feeling when he was found on campus, wearing nothing but his birthday suit. How he ended up that way is an even more interesting issue. According to the letter posted on Taisho Universitys website, the part-time lecturer (whose name...
  • Ebola In Japan? Authorities Test First Potential Case Of Infected Traveler In Tokyo

    10/27/2014 2:10:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 10/27/2014 | Dennis Lynch
    Japanese health officials tested a man for the Ebola virus on Monday, after the Japanese-Canadian showed a 100-degree fever at Haneda airport in Tokyo after traveling to Liberia. Test results were expected early Tuesday. The 45-year-old man is a journalist who spent two months in the West African country devastated by a massive Ebola virus outbreak, according to the Japan Times. He was transported to the National Center for Global Health and Medicine in Shinjuku, where his blood was tested by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases. The man flew to Belgium and the United Kingdom before arriving in Tokyo....
  • Man tested for Ebola in Tokyo

    10/27/2014 1:25:11 PM PDT · by sushiman · 9 replies
    NHK ^ | 10/27/14
    Officials from Japan's health ministry say they are testing a Canadian man for Ebola. The man entered Japan from the West African country of Liberia with a fever that may be a symptom of the deadly disease. Ministry officials say they will send a sample of his blood to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases to be tested for the Ebola virus and other pathogens. They say he will be treated at the National Center for Global Health and Medicine in Tokyo. The test results are due early Tuesday. The officials say they have not yet confirmed whether the man...
  • Pelosi will buy the election without you

    08/27/2014 4:36:40 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    NRCC | Karl Rove
    Friend, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama have announced how they plan to win back 25 conservative House seats in this years Midterm Elections. Whats their strategy? Use a massive cash advantage to roll over our candidates. They're already $27 MILLION ahead of us and continue using Obamas money machine to rake in millions from liberal mega-donors nationwide. The year's biggest fundraising deadline is only 7 days away on August 31st. Its now or never if we are to catch up with them so we can win key races around the country. (SNIP) Friend, Ive reviewed the data and am confident...
  • GOP primary in CD1 in Arizona a dead heat( McCain's guy is leading by 1)

    08/21/2014 3:07:54 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 23 replies
    azdailysun.com ^ | BECKY PALLACK
    With less than a week until primary election day, the three Republicans in the First Congressional District race are in a dead heat, a new poll shows. The Remington Research Group poll of 420 likely Republican voters has Andy Tobin with 30 percent of the votes, Adam Kwasman with 29 percent, and Gary Kiehne with 21 percent. The remaining 20 percent of voters said they still are undecided.
  • Mark Levin: Karl Rove spells his name in honor of Karl Marx

    Frustrated with a Republican Party that seems hellbent on passing amnesty, and unwilling to substantively confront Obama with respect to the crisis on the southern border Levin wonders if Karl Rove spells his first name in honor of Karl Marx "Now, I know people spell their names differently Karl with a K. I get that. You know who else spelled Karl with a K? " If youve ever wondered why GOP strategery seems like its been outsourced to an Indian call center its because it has. (SNIP)
  • Singapore now worlds most expensive city

    Singapore has topped Tokyo to become the world's most expensive city, according to a cost of living survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). In its 2014 Worldwide Cost of Living Survey, the EIU said the world's ten most expensive cities to live in are: Singapore, Paris, Oslo, Zurich, Sydney, Caracas, Geneva, Melbourne, Tokyo and Copenhagen, respectively. [NY doesn't even make the top twenty.] Singapore [is] significantly more expensive than any other location when it comes to running a car," the EIU said in its report. "As a result, transport costs in Singapore are almost three times higher than in...
  • Just fyi for you:

    06/18/2014 6:18:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    NRCC | Karl Rove
    Dear Friend, The conservative principles you and I believe in are in danger. Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi are crisscrossing America raising millions of dollars from rich liberals. They now have $11 million more on hand. In 12 days we face a critical deadline: the June End of Quarter FEC Fundraising Deadline. We must end strong to stay close with Pelosis campaign machine. This is critical to increasing our majority in the House this November. (SNIP) The deadline is just days away. After the VA scandal, Benghazi, the IRS targeting conservatives, and the Obama Administration trading away 5 Taliban Terrorist...
  • Tokyo's 'oldest man' had been dead for 30 years

    06/04/2014 1:13:51 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 43 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29 July 2010 Last updated at 18:24 | no byline
    He was thought to be the oldest man in Tokyo - but when officials went to congratulate Sogen Kato on his 111th birthday, they uncovered mummified skeletal remains lying in his bed. Mr Kato may have been dead for 30 years according to Japanese authorities. They grew suspicious when they went to honour Mr Kato at his address in Adachi ward, but his granddaughter told them he "doesn't want to see anybody". Police are now investigating the family on possible fraud charges. ...They discovered a mummified body, believed to be Kato, lying in his bed, wearing underwear and pyjamas, covered...
  • McCartney 'in Hospital' Report

    05/22/2014 5:28:41 AM PDT · by kristinn · 18 replies
    Reuters TV via Boston.com ^ | Thursday, May 22, 2014
    SNIP The Sankei Sports newspaper said McCartney was admitted to this hospital in Tokyo when the infection worsened, although there's no confirmation he is in hospital. (Video report at source link.)
  • Winner gets lunch with Karl Rove (Fly to DC for Lunch With Me!)

    05/16/2014 3:29:00 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Roanoke Free Press ^ | Friday, May 16, 2014 | By Valerie Garner
    Friend, The deadline to enter your name to win a lunch with me at the NRSC is almost here. We wanted to make sure you had heard about this opportunity before it was too late! The NRSC has graciously offered to fly one supporter to Washington for lunch with me. Theyll take care of your flight and where you stay. I'm looking forward to this opportunity. Its always a treat to talk to another Republican, especially an active supporter like you. Enter your name with a donation of just $5 or more to the NRSC. Looking forward to hearing from...
  • Earthquake Jolts Tokyo, no Tsunami Warning

    05/04/2014 11:24:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/4
    An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 6.2 jolted Tokyo and vicinity early Monday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. There was no tsunami warning and no immediate reports of major damage.
  • Out-of-context Biden comment to working women in Tokyo sparks firestorm back home

    12/07/2013 4:11:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/07/13 | David Nakamura
    **SNIP** But no sooner had Biden arrived at his first stop in Tokyo on Wednesday than his aides were greeted with a nightmare series of headlines and cable TV shout-fests back in Washington over whether the vice president is a sexist with old-fashioned, patriarchal attitudes toward women. The evidence in question was a comment Biden made during a carefully staged photo op with female employees at a Japanese Internet firm. Sliding into a booth next to five young women, Biden opened his small talk with them by asking, Do your husbands like you working full time?
  • Japan: 2 Explosions Heard Near US Naval Base

    11/28/2013 11:48:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 82 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/13
    Two explosions were heard near the US Air Force base located near the Japanese capital of Tokyo. Japanese police and US officials reported that remnants of two IED's (Improvised Explosive Device) had been found in the area. No caualties...
  • Tokyo chosen to host 2020 Summer Olympics

    09/07/2013 6:02:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/07/2013 | David Wharton
    <p>Amid concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis, the International Olympic Committee voted Saturday to select Tokyo as the host city for the 2020 Summer Games.</p> <p>The capital city outdistanced two other finalists Istanbul and Madrid as Japanese officials vowed that radioactive leaks would have no effect on the Games.</p>
  • Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Olympics (time to glow)

    09/07/2013 2:36:08 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 71 replies
    CBS ^ | September 7, 2013
    CBS/AP/ September 7, 2013, 9:45 AM Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Olympics BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics on Saturday, capitalizing on its reputation as a "safe pair of hands" and defying concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis. Tokyo defeated Istanbul 60-36 in the final round of secret voting Saturday by the International Olympic Committee. Madrid was eliminated earlier after an initial tie with Istanbul. Tokyo, which hosted the 1964 Olympics, billed itself as the safe and reliable choice at a time of global political and economic uncertainty
  • Cars trapped in tunnel collapse outside Tokyo

    12/01/2012 10:12:09 PM PST · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    Parts of a tunnel collapsed Sunday on a highway west of Tokyo, trapping an unknown number of vehicles as smoke from a fire inside initially prevented rescuers from approaching. Video footage from cameras inside the tunnel, after the fire was apparently extinguished, showed firefighters picking their way through cement roof panels that collapsed onto vehicles inside the Sasago Tunnel, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) outside the city. About 25 vehicles were inside the (2.5 mile) 4.3 kilometer-long tunnel, some of them trucks stopped by the tunnel's collapse.
  • American dancer & musician charged with 'sexually assaulting Irish student before her friend was...

    05/28/2012 6:11:21 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 29 May 2012 | UK Daily Mail Reporter, London and Tokyo
    Two American men, a high-profile dancer & a teenage musician, have been arrested by Tokyo police investigating the murder of an Irish student apparently strangled to death in a luxury Tokyo hotel. Nicola Furlong, 21, was found dead in the early hours of Thursday morning after she attended a Nicki Minaj concert with a female friend, also a 21-year-old Irish student.Dancer James Blackston, 23, and a 19-year-old male musician, who has not been identified by police, have been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting Ms Furlong's friend in a taxi on the way to the hotel. Police are investigating whether...
  • Americans James Blackston, Unnamed Teen, Arrested in Connection with Death [Tokyo]

    05/27/2012 6:07:41 PM PDT · by lonevoice · 56 replies
    Hinterland Gazette ^ | May 27, 2012 | Janet Shan
    Full title: Americans James Blackston, Unnamed Teen, Arrested in Connection with Death of Nicola Furlong After Nicki Minaj Tokyo Concert TOP STORY: Two black Americans, one identified as dancer James Blackstone (James King Tight Blackstone or James Blackston), and another unnamed teen, (reported as Larry Perry) have been arrested in connection with the death of an Irish exchange student, Nicola Furlong, in Tokyo, Japan.
  • First To Strike - 70 Years Ago

    04/18/2012 8:41:03 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    thedonnovan.com ^ | 18 April 2012 | Bosquisucio
    Today marks the 70th Anniversary of Doolittle's raid over Tokyo, and of the 80 brave men who volunteered for the mission, only five remain. Below is their testimony of this fateful day: (video at link)
  • Tokyo tower shows off breathtaking views (2,080 ft. tower)

    04/17/2012 8:08:03 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 78 replies
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | April 17, 2012 | AP
    Journalists walk on the 450-meter (1,476 feet)-high observation deck of the Tokyo Sky Tree during a press preview in Tokyo Tuesday, April 17, 2012. The world's tallest freestanding broadcast structure that stands 634-meter (2,080 feet) will open to the public in May. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
  • Its Not Over: Government Plans For The Worst: Forced Evacuation Of Tokyo

    04/04/2012 11:12:04 AM PDT · by blam · 2 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4-3-2012 | Mac Slavo
    It’s Not Over: Government Plans For The Worst: Forced Evacuation Of Tokyo Mac Slavo April 3rd, 2012 While it has for the most part disappeared from mainstream view, the Fukushima nuclear disaster is anything but over. In fact, the situation in Japan has gone from bad to worse. Bottom line: There is no way to contain the radiation. Even more alarming is that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and other agencies have warned that the nuclear storage pools (the containment units that are being used to cool the nuclear fuel) have been damaged and may collapse under their own...
  • Japan: Tokyo quake 'could be stronger than thought'

    04/01/2012 5:24:43 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Tokyo quake 'could be stronger than thought' The Yomiuri Shimbun Coastal areas in eastern Tokyo and northeastern Kanagawa Prefecture could be shaken to the maximum level of 7 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale if a magnitude-7.3 earthquake strikes under northern Tokyo Bay, according to a science ministry research team. The number of areas that could register upper 6 was nearly double that of previous estimates, the team added. The Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry team on Friday released detailed maps showing the expected intensity of shaking such an earthquake would generate in the Tokyo metropolitan area and...
  • Lockheed advances F-35 contract talks with Japan, Israel

    03/14/2012 3:23:43 PM PDT · by U-238 · 6 replies
    Flight Global ^ | 3/14/2012 | Craig Hoyle
    Lockheed Martin expects to advance its F-35 deals with Japan and Israel within the next few months, leading to combined orders for more than 60 Joint Strike Fighters. Earlier this month, company officials visited Japan to discuss the nation's planned F-X purchase of 42 F-35As, following a competitive selection made last December. Tokyo is expected to approve a letter of agreement for the deal in March, with this document likely to be signed in June, says Stephen O'Bryan, Lockheed vice-president F-35 programme integration and business development. Dismissing Japanese media reports raising concerns over a possible increase in the F-35's unit...
  • Tokyo and Kyoto Photolog by Jim Caldwell

    02/29/2012 10:14:13 AM PST · by jwsea55 · 8 replies · 2+ views
    Tokyo & Kyoto Photolog by Jim Caldwell ^ | 2/28/2012 | Jim Caldwell
    How did I end up in Japan a month after the Fukushima disaster? Life of late had been far more work than anything. With too much comp time, it was time for another adventure. Time to make it a series of adventures. I started out in a place nicknamed paradise, Hawaii, the North Shore to be even more specific. The North Shore in the winter times means big surf. With water in the 70s and the air in the 70s to 80s, how could this combo not be Paradise? My next stop was two weeks in Tokyo and Kyoto. The...
  • New 'Big One' forecast: four years (Tokyo Earthquake)

    01/23/2012 9:06:35 PM PST · by Ronin · 7 replies · 1+ views
    The Japan Times ^ | Jan. 24, 2012 | via Kyodo
    The risk of the southern Kanto region including Tokyo being hit by a major temblor within the next four years could be as high as about 70 percent, according to a study compiled by Monday by a team of researchers at the University of Tokyo's Earthquake Research Institute. The figure is the same as the 70 percent forecast given for a magnitude 7.0 temblor hitting the region in the ambiguous "next 30 years" that has been repeatedly issued by the government's Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion on the basis of intervals between large quakes in the past. Naoshi Hirata, a...
  • Japan: High radioactive cesium levels found at Tokyo school

    12/15/2011 4:33:23 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Asahi Japan Watch ^ | 12/14/11 | TOMOKO SAITO
    High radioactive cesium levels found at Tokyo school December 14, 2011 By TOMOKO SAITO / Staff Writer Radioactive cesium more than 10 times the standard for waste disposal has been detected on lawn covers that had been placed in a schoolyard from mid-March until early April at Horinouchi Elementary School in Tokyo's Suginami Ward. The measured value, 90,600 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram, was more than triple the 26,400 becquerels contained in sludge at a sewage treatment facility in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, about 60 kilometers from the disabled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. "The cover, with its wide...
  • World's Tallest Tower Rises In Tokyo

    11/29/2011 3:24:55 PM PST · by AnAmericanAbroad · 18 replies
    National Geographic ^ | November 28th, 2011 | James Owen
    Rising like a space age Eiffel Tower on growth hormones, the newly built Tokyo Sky Tree won't officially open its elevator doors until May 2012. Yet the 2,080-foot-tall (634-meter-tall) structure has already built a lofty reputation. Under construction since 2008, Japan's latest landmark was this month certified the world's tallest tower by Guinness World Records. But hold on, what about Dubai's Burj Khalifa? Completed in 2010, the giant skyscraper measures 2,723 feet (830 meters) tall. Yes, say the records people, but the Burj Khalifa is the world's tallest building. Tokyo's Sky Tree is a tower, the difference being "that less...
  • Japan: Nuke crisis sends hundreds of Tokyoites fleeing to Okinawa

    11/22/2011 3:44:52 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Asahi Japan Watch ^ | 11/22/11 | KAZUYO NAKAMURA
    Nuke crisis sends hundreds of Tokyoites fleeing to Okinawa November 22, 2011 By KAZUYO NAKAMURA / Staff Writer NAHA, Okinawa Prefecture--Following the Fukushima nuclear crisis and fearing the spread of radiation, a number of Kanto residents fled to this southernmost prefecture and continue to live here despite the lack of personal connections. "The Okinawans are really warm-hearted. I wouldn't want to live in Tokyo again," said Jin Tanimura, 38, clad in "kariyushi" wear, a locally promoted attire that looks like a Hawaiian shirt.