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China Blocks US Navy Request For Hong Kong Port Visit

    China Blocks US Navy Request For Hong Kong Port Visit

In an sharp deterioration of diplomatic ties, China has blocked a request for a U.S. warship to visit the post of Hong Kong, the U.S. consulate in the Chinese city said on Tuesday, amid rising tensions between Beijing and Washington over escalating tariffs and a U.S. decision to impose sanctions on China’s military for engaging…

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Mood Darkens as US, Japan, North Korea Start Throwing Punches on Way to the Ring

    Mood Darkens as US, Japan, North Korea Start Throwing Punches on Way to the Ring

WASHINGTON — As the U.S. summit with North Korea fast approaches, both countries are jostling to preserve their respective interests. The tense signals, subtle shifts in position, and U.S. provocations make clear that the summit won’t be short on tough negotiations. Despite the honeyed words of previous months following U.S. President Donald Trump’s agreement to…

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Protests Sweep Japan to as Right-Wing Government Pushes for Further Militarization

    Protests Sweep Japan to as Right-Wing Government Pushes for Further Militarization

TOKYO — Massive protests took place across Japan on Thursday to mark 71st Constitution Memorial Day as tens of thousands of people rallied against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s continued attempts to scrap the pacifist aspects of the 1947 U.S.-penned Constitution. The protests drew up to 60,000 participants in Tokyo alone, where Japanese people of all…

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National Hygiene and “Inferior Offspring”: Japan’s Eugenics Victims Demand Justice

    National Hygiene and “Inferior Offspring”: Japan’s Eugenics Victims Demand Justice

TOKYO – The Japanese government is promising to pursue a nationwide study of a nearly 50-year policy of forced sterilizations, vasectomies and abortions that sought to eliminate disabled people from society by preventing the birth of “inferior offspring.” Known as the Eugenic Protection Law, the inhumane policy was introduced in 1948 under U.S. military occupation…

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Amid Marine Base Hazards, Okinawa Struggles With New Wave of US & Japanese Militarization

  Amid Marine Base Hazards, Okinawa Struggles With New Wave of US & Japanese Militarization

GINOWAN CITY, OKINAWA — A spate of recent incidents surrounding U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma has shaken the residents of the densely populated city of Ginowan, Okinawa, thrusting the tense history of relations between Japan, the U.S. military, and the locals in Okinawa Prefecture back into the global spotlight. Nearly half of the 50,000…

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Japan wants to trade with Russia using yen, not dollar

  Japan wants to trade with Russia using yen, not dollar

Japan has offered Russia to use yen in the mutual financial accounts instead of the dollar to minimize the risks. This

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“Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed into oblivion to give a brutal message to the Soviet Union”

  “Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed into oblivion to give a brutal message to the Soviet Union”

70 years ago today, the US brought nuclear annihilation to Hiroshima. Dropped on a people near surrender, the A-bomb was

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