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  • Tokyo clamps down on cash flow to Pyongyang from ethnic Koreans in Japan

    06/04/2010 6:50:40 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies · 298+ views
    East-Asia-Intel ^ | 6/2/2010 | East-Asia-Intel
    Japan has acted to further tighten restrictions on cash flowing to Pyongyang following the North's torpedo attack on a South Korean warship that killed 46 sailors There are some 600,000 ethnic Koreans in Japan, many of whose ancestors were forcibly repatriated by Japan's wartime military as slave laborers during Tokyo's 1910-1945 occupation. Of these, about 200,000 are pro-Pyongyang Koreans affiliated with the Chongryon organization, while the rest favor the South. Many Chongryon members run coin-operated gambling parlors equipped with slots and pachinko machines. The North Korean regime has demanded residents in Japan who have relatives in the North to send...
  • Buchanan Asks, "What Do We Offer the World?"

    05/19/2004 2:54:18 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 692 replies · 1,395+ views ^ | 05-19-04 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    What do we offer the world? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: May 19, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern "So, how do we advance the cause of female emancipation in the Muslim world?" asks Richard Perle in "An End to Evil." He replies, "We need to remind the women of Islam ceaselessly: Our enemies are the same as theirs; our victory will be theirs as well." Well, the neoconservative cause "of female emancipation in the Muslim world" was probably set back a bit by the photo shoot of Pfc. Lynndie England and the "Girls Gone Wild" of Abu Ghraib prison. Indeed, the filmed orgies among...