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Details emerging about North Korea’s newest ballistic missile test

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 7:30am 5/14/2017 at 7:30am
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Upon taking the oath of office a few days ago, South Korea’s new president, Moon Jae-in, indicated the he is willing to visit the nuclear-armed North.

Moon, who was declared the winner on Tuesday of the presidential election, said he will “sincerely negotiate” with the United States, South Korea’s chief ally, and...

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Japan’s Potato Chip Shortage Causes Prices to Rise to $12 a Bag

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 12:00pm 5/3/2017 at 12:00pm
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Everyone in Japan apparently wants potato chips! In fact, the country has started to run out of the delicious snack. From Bloomberg:

Calbee’s pizza-flavored chips were going for about 1,250 yen ($12) on Yahoo Japan Corp.’s auction website Friday. One bag usually sells for less than 200 yen. Photos of near-empty shelves...

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North Korea Fires Four Ballistic Missiles Into Sea of Japan

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 6, 2017 at 8:30am 3/6/2017 at 8:30am

North Korea continues to defy the world. This time, the communist country fired four ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan as a way to show the world it will continue its missile program despite sanctions and threats.

Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada stated that the missles “landed in waters...

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North Korea reported to have test-fired ballistic missile

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 11:00am 2/12/2017 at 11:00am
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South Korean officials indicate that North Korea just test-fired a ballistic missile, the first such test by the rogue nation since Donald Trump was inaugurated.

“The South Korean government and the international community are working together to take punitive actions appropriate for this launch,” acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn said.

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Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Will Visit Pearl Harbor

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 5, 2016 at 4:00pm 12/5/2016 at 4:00pm

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will become the first leader from his country to visit Pearl Harbor since the Japanese attacked it on December 7, 1941. Fox News reported:

Abe, in a brief st...

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Domino’s Training Reindeer to Deliver Pizza in Japan

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 8:30am 11/27/2016 at 8:30am
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Domino’s Pizza Japan is training reindeer to deliver pizza to areas prone to cold, icy, snowy winters.

Fox News reports:

Domino’s is taking a page out of Santa’s book on efficient winter transportation.

The global pizza chain, which has already invested in high-tech delivery methods like autonomous robots, drones, “zero-click” ordering apps and satellite...

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6.9-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 21, 2016 at 6:14pm 11/21/2016 at 6:14pm

The Japan Meteorological Society has issued a tsunami warning for Japan after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the island. The U.S Geological Survey put the earthquake at 6.9:

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the...

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North Korea Launches Three Missiles as Leaders Meet in China

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 5, 2016 at 12:30pm 9/5/2016 at 12:30pm

World leaders have gathered in China for the G-20 summit, but that doesn’t include Kim Jong-un from North Korea. So of course the little tyrannical leader has to show off for everyone that he is cool and a total threat by launching three missiles off North Korea’s east coast:

“This is Pyongyang’s...

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Japanese Donald Trump Commercial Manages to be Weirdest Thing on the Internet

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 5:30pm 6/16/2016 at 5:30pm

Donald Trump for World President! this odd, and very Japanese video explores.

I don’t even know how to go about explaining what follows, but I can tell you that Donald Trump’s head is on a brontosaurus, in the trees, on dictatorial statues, and winking from a picture frame.

Just…see...

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Japan Fears North Korea Attack as Uganda Cuts Ties to Hermit Kingdom

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 30, 2016 at 3:00pm 5/30/2016 at 3:00pm

The Japanese government has placed its military on high alert after signs of a possible North Korea attack.

The warning comes as Uganda, a strong African ally to North Korea, has grown closer to South Korea and cut ties to the north.

ABC News reported:

Patriot Advanced Capability-3 surface-to-air guided interceptors in central Tokyo...

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Will Obama “Apologize” in Hiroshima?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 10:00am 5/11/2016 at 10:00am
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The White House said people should not view President Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, Japan, as an apology after they announced he will become the first sitting president to visit the city since the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on it in 1945.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that if...

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China and Japan Bet Big on Israeli High-tech Sector

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 11:30am 2/4/2016 at 11:30am

With the high-tech sector making up about half of its total industrial exports, Israel is forging strong trade ties with the emerging economies of Asia. Leading nations of Far-East Asia — namely Japan, China and Singapore — have launched series of efforts to court Israeli technology sector.

In the age of global competition where technological...

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Japanese Parliament Debate Over Pacifism Erupts in Brawl

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 3:30pm 9/20/2015 at 3:30pm

A heated discussion in Japan’s upper house erupted into a brawl last week. Breaking with their pacifist past, for the first time since World War II Japan voted to allow its military to fight on foreign soil.

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History Revived: Original Audio of Hirohito’s WWII-ending Speech Released

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 6:30pm 8/2/2015 at 6:30pm

On August 15, 1945, Japanese Emperor Hirohito ordered Japan’s unconditional surrender, bringing about a formal end to World War II. His speech announcing the ceasing of hostilities was recorded secretly, for fear that violent protests would break out once the army and the people realized that their leader was, indeed, surrendering.

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‘Thanks for emojis, Japan!’ – President Obama

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 4:20pm 4/28/2015 at 4:20pm

Through the course of my daily interneting, I read that President Obama thanked the Japanese for karate, karaoke, and emojis. Yes, the little happy faces you send in text messages. I chuckled to myself, figured it was parody, and went on my merry way.

This afternoon I was horrified to learn it...

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Hiroshima atomic bomb 69th anniversary

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 4:15pm 8/6/2014 at 4:15pm

Today is the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, with Nagasaki following three days later, and the surrender of Japan on August 15, 1945.

To date these two bombs remain—astoundingly enough, considering the nature of our oft-troubled and troubling species—the only nuclear warheads ever detonated over...

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Japan and India tag-team to contain China

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:07pm 2/2/2014 at 7:07pm
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Japan and India don’t necessarily have the warmest relationship with their neighbor, China.

China hasn’t exactly lessened tensions by enforcing a no-fly zone over Japanese islands. And its rapidly expanding military efforts haven’t brought comfort to India’s government, especially with a long history of border tensions.

Since it has become apparent that the...

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