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2018.09.20 (Thu)

NUCLEAR REGULATORY BODY ACCOUNTABLE FOR MAJOR BLACKOUT IN HOKKAIDO

     A magnitude-7 earthquake hit pre-dawn Hokkaido on September 6, wreaking havoc across Japan’s northernmost island. As of this writing (September 9), 42 citizens are reported dead and one missing. …

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2018.09.13 (Thu)

MEDIA INFFLICTED DAMAGE TAKING ITS TOLL ON FUKUSHIMA

     On August 30, a public hearing was held in Tomioka, a small fishing town in northeast Fukushima prefecture less than a mile from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant (F1) crippled in the power…

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2018.09.06 (Thu)

NO ILLUSION ABOUT CHINA AS WORLD’S GREATEST NATION

     The book’s title makes you chuckle but its contents fill you with horror. We Thought China Was the Happiest Nation in the World (Business-Sha Publishing Co., Tokyo; June 2018) by Akio Yaita and S…

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2018.08.30 (Thu)

CHINA’S MILITARY EXPANSION IS CRUCIAL TEST OF JAPAN’S POSTURE TOWARDS NATIONAL DEFENSE

     The US Department of Defense (DoD) has released its annual report to the US Congress on military and security developments in China for 2018. Its content is solid and convincing, making one keenl…

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2018.08.23 (Thu)

ASAHI SHIMBUN’S TWO-FACED COVERAGE OF THE “COMFORT WOMEN”

     For over three decades beginning in the early 1990s, the Asahi Shimbun continued to play up the story of a self-styled “comfort women” recruiter named Seiji Yoshida. Yoshida maintained that the …

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