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2021.09.16 (Thu)

NEW BOOK URGES JAPAN TO BOLSTER INTELLIGENCE CAPABILITIES

     Japan has long been viewed as a “paradise for spies.” I am afraid it still remains so today despite some changes that have been made over the years.      The US—Japan’s vital Pacific ally—ha…

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2021.09.09 (Thu)

HEALTH MINISTRY BLAMES HIV-TAINTED BLOOD SCANDAL FOR FAILED COVID-19 COUNTERMEASURES

     I recently heard similar perturbing remarks from two different public figures concerning the reluctance of the Japanese government to approve home-made vaccines for the coronavirus. Both said the…

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2021.09.02 (Thu)

FALL OF AFGHANISTAN MAY PROMPT RENEWED US-CHINA COOPERATION

     Virtually the whole of Afghanistan has fallen under the control of the Taliban. As Taliban forces closed in on Kabul on August 15, a succession of US military cargo aircraft departed from Hamid K…

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2021.08.26 (Thu)

SOUTH KOREAN MBC TV’S ASTOUNDINGLY LOW-GRADE “INVESTIGATIVE” NEWS SHOW

     On August 10, South Korea’s MBC TV aired a purportedly investigative documentary with a catchy title: “PD Notebook: Shady Deals between Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) and Japan’s Rig…

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2021.08.19 (Thu)

US AND JAPAN MUST SWIFTLY START JOINT MILITARY DRILLS ON SENKAKU ISLANDS

     With only a few days of the Olympics remaining, viewers continue to be busy watching competition in sports ranging from table tennis and gymnastics to swimming and track and field. I have been pa…

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