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  • FUSION: Hakluyt founded by former British intelligence operatives that connect to Hillary

    03/19/2018 9:05:24 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 13 replies
    Miss Trial via Thread Unroller ^ | 3/18/2018 | Miss Trial
    Full Title - FUSION: Hakluyt & Company — with offices in London, New York, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney — was founded by an trio of former British intelligence operatives that connect to Hillary Clinton. Miss Trial via Thread Unroller
  • Tokyo now has transparent public toilets. Let us explain

    08/22/2020 12:45:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Today Online ^ | 21 AUGUST, 2020
    Public toilets around the globe have a reputation for being dark, dirty and dangerous. Tokyo recently unveiled new restrooms in two public parks that aim to address those concerns. For one thing, they are brightly lit and colorful. Read more at For another, they are transparent. This way, the logic goes, those who need to go can check out the cleanliness and safety of the stalls without having to walk inside or touch a thing. Japan has long experimented with toilets, resulting in lids that open and close automatically and seats that warm up. But the new stalls —...
  • A bright fireball over Tokyo explodes with the force of 165 tons of TNT

    07/04/2020 6:52:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 60 replies
    CNET ^ | July 4, 2020 | Eric Mack
    Videos of the event show a spectacular light with green and purplish hues flying across the sky for just a few seconds at around 2:30 a.m. local time, before the light fizzles out. The impact of what was likely a small asteroid colliding with our atmosphere was picked up by a few of the infrasound monitoring stations set up around the world and overseen by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. The International Meteor Organization reports that the meteoroid was visible from a large part of Japan's Kanto region. The IMO estimates the space rock could've been around 5 feet (1.6...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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,...
  • Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympics will go ahead, says Japan's PM Shinzo Abe

    03/14/2020 10:06:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies ^ | 3/14/20 | BBC
    Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead as planned in July, despite coronavirus concerns resulting in the postponement of sporting events. Abe added the International Olympic Committee (IOC) would have the final decision whether Tokyo 2020 goes ahead. "We will overcome the spread of the infection and host the Olympics without problem, as planned," Abe said. Japan has had more than 1,400 cases and 28 deaths resulting from coronavirus. The Tokyo Games is expected to cost about 1.35 trillion yen (Ł10.26bn) ..
  • How Coronavirus Is Impacting Running Events

    03/12/2020 9:08:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Runner's World ^ | March 10, 2020 | The Runner's World Editors
    As the novel coronavirus rapidly spread worldwide and concern continues to grow, a number of international sporting events have been impacted, including several professional running events. One of the first major events to see a shift in schedule was the Tokyo Marathon at the beginning of March; the marathon was only held for the elites, and the non-elite runners were given entry to the 2021 race. With the global crisis becoming more dire, race organizers have proactively started to reschedule or altogether cancel races set to take place in the next few weeks, due to the uncertainty of the virus’s...
  • Donald Trump Suggests Postponing Tokyo 2020 Olympics ... Over Coronavirus

    03/12/2020 9:08:26 AM PDT · by sushiman · 23 replies
    TMZ Sports ^ | 3/12/20
    President Donald Trump has suggested Olympic officials postpone the 2020 Games in Tokyo over coronavirus fears ... saying it's better to delay than perform without crowds.
  • Coronavirus Update: Tokyo Olympics 2020 Under Threat, Sports Events Cancelled Or Moved

    02/18/2020 9:19:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 02/17/2020+ | Arthur Villasanta
    The highest profile casualty of the raging Covid-19 outbreak might yet be the 2020 Summer Olympic Games set to open in Tokyo, Japan on July 24, and Japanese prime minister Abe Shinzo is moving heaven and earth to ensure this disaster doesn't occur. Since the end of January, PM Abe has gone on a high-profile media blitz to ensure countries, athletes and millions of Olympic tourists of their safety from Covid-19 in the Summer Games, which start July 24 and ends August 9 at different venues around the country. Abe's consistent message: the Tokyo Olympics won't be postponed. On February...
  • How Drag Queen Story Hour Expanded Across America

    01/27/2020 1:41:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 27, 2020 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    Drag Queen Story Hours started out as niche events on the West Coast, but these events—aimed at children as young as age 3—have spread to libraries and schools across the United States, dividing local communities. These story hours are “just what they sound like,” Drag Queen Story Hour’s official website states: drag queens reading to children. The events are designed to be about 45 minutes long for children aged 3 to 8 years old, intended to capture children’s imagination and help children explore their gender fluidity through “glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.” Books used during Drag Queen Story...
  • Iran in ‘shock’ as its only female Olympic medalist appears to flee country

    01/10/2020 6:59:48 AM PST · by nuconvert · 26 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Jan 10, 2020
    Concern mounted Thursday in Iran over the fate of the Islamic republic’s only woman to have won an Olympic medal, who is believed to want to settle in The Netherlands. Kimia Alizadeh clinched a taekwondo bronze medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016, drawing praise from her compatriots including the country’s President Hassan Rouhani and even conservatives in the Islamic Republic. In keeping with Iran’s strict Muslim custom, Alizadeh, then 18, competed wearing a head scarf over her taekwondo uniform and protective gear. There were high hopes she would compete at the Tokyo Olympics later this year and bring home...
  • 5 Predictions For The Next Five Years Of Global Power Struggles

    12/31/2019 9:04:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 31, 2019 | Edward Chang
    If these predictions come to pass, their fulfillment will have lasting effects upon America in the 2020s and beyond. In 2008, as the Obama administration prepared to take control in Washington, retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey offered a list of bold predictions for the coming five years. Some of them bore out: The economy performed well globally despite the Great Recession, relations with Russia became more hostile without devolving into outright dysfunction, and the United States withdrew from Iraq right at the 36-month mark, which McCaffrey specified. Other predictions, such as a North Korean collapse, improved prospects for success in...
  • Russia reacts with anger after doping ban from Olympics, World Cup

    12/09/2019 7:51:59 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies ^ | 12/9/2019 | Eric BERNAUDEAU
    Lausanne (AFP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday banned Russia for four years from major global sporting events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar over manipulated doping data, prompting an angry response from President Vladimir Putin. WADA's executive committee, meeting in Lausanne, handed Russia the "robust" four-year suspension after accusing Moscow of falsifying data from a doping testing laboratory that was handed over to investigators earlier this year. The toughest ever sanctions imposed on Russian state authorities will see government officials barred from attending any major events, while the country will lose the...
  • Transgenderism and the Olympics: Tokyo Olympics may spell the swift death of transgender movement

    11/26/2019 6:49:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/26/2019 | Ned Barnett
    Next year’s Tokyo Summer Olympics may spell the swift death of the transgender movement as a dominant politically-correct touchstone. Biological men, self-identifying as women, are poised to make a clean sweep of the Women’s Olympics, triggering a very public debate on this third-rail subject. That firestorm, pitting pro-women feminists against extreme pro-transgender progressives, will begin July 24th, just as the Presidential sweepstakes moves into its sprint to the finish line. The International Olympic Committee -- the IOC -- recently admitted they couldn’t come up with fair guidelines governing how and when transgender women can compete as women, against biological women....
  • Tokyo 2020 Olympic Medals to Be Made of Recycled Cell Phones and Laptops

    07/29/2019 5:24:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Runner's World ^ | July 26, 2019 | Andrew Dawson
    As we hit exactly one year mark until the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the countdown has begun—and with that, the unveiling of the medals that the best athletes in the world will take home next summer. The medals boast the classic designs that fans see every four years as stipulated by the Interantional Olympic Committee, according to Tokyo 2020: Nike, the Greek goddess of victory; the name of the host city; and the five Olympic rings. What makes these medals special to Japan, though, is the public input and assistance that went into their creation. For...
  • Tokyo crowd chants 'we love Trump' as motorcade passes

    05/28/2019 10:03:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 5/28/2019 | Thomas Lifeson
    You won't be seeing this on the mainstream media TV channels. As President Trump's motorcade traveled through central Tokyo — it looks to me as though he was on his way to the Imperial Palace for the state dinner with the emperor and empress — chants of "We love Trump! We love Trump!" can be heard from bystanders. This does not appear to be a parade-style motorcade, for the sidewalks are not jammed with people, but rather people who, perhaps aware of the likely motorcade route — or perhaps noting the extensive police presence — paused to express their feelings...
  • Mass Stabbing In Japan Leaves 17 Injured, 3 Dead, Including 11-Year-Old Girl

    05/28/2019 10:50:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 5/28/2019 | Whitney Tipton
    Three people are confirmed dead, including an 11-year-old girl, from a mass stabbing that left 17 schoolchildren injured Tuesday in Kawasaki, Japan, a suburb southwest of Tokyo. Ryuichi Iwasaki, 51, attacked the children with two knives as they waited to board a school bus to Caritas, a Catholic school, around 7:45 a.m., the New York Times is reporting. Witnesses said the attacker yelled “I’m going to kill you!” before he began to stab the children. Three injuries were reported as serious, according to the Associated Press. Other medical details have not yet been made public. Among the dead are a...
  • Tokyo crowd chants ‘We love Trump’ as motorcade passes

    05/28/2019 7:27:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/28//2019 | Thomas Lifson
    You won’t be seeing this on the mainstream media TV channels. As President Trump’s motorcade traveled through central Tokyo – it looks to me as though he was on his way to the Imperial Palace for the state dinner with the Emperor and Empress, chants of “We love Trump! We love Trump!” can be heard from bystanders. Twitter video screen grab This does not appear to be a parade-style motorcade, for the sidewalks are not jammed with people, but rather people who, perhaps aware of the likely motorcade route – or perhaps noting the extensive police presence – paused...
  • Why the US Needs to Revisit Its Negotiating Approach to North Korea—And Soon

    04/22/2019 1:33:00 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 47 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 22 April 2019 | Ankit Panda
    Weeks after the collapse of the summit between Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump in Hanoi, Vietnam, the North Korean leader finally broke his silence. In a speech heavily focused on foreign affairs delivered to the Supreme People’s Assembly – North Korea’s pro forma parliament – Kim made clear his position. He said that a third summit with Trump wasn’t off the table just yet, but getting there would require evidence that the U.S. position on sanctions relief more seriously. To this end, Kim also echoed a message he had originally delivered during his New Year’s Day address: that...