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Japan to release 1m tonnes of contaminated Fukushima water into sea

Japan has announced that it will release more than one million tonnes of contaminated water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea.  Prime minister Yoshihide Suga said releasing the treated water is an “unavoidable task to decommission the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and reconstruct the Fukushima area,” according to Reuters.  Work to […]

Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in two years

Japan’s government decided Tuesday to start releasing massive amounts of treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years — an option fiercely opposed by local fishermen and residents. The decision, long speculated but delayed for years due to safety concerns and protests, came at a meeting of […]

Beijing slams Japan’s plan for radioactive Fukushima water as ‘extremely irresponsible’

China has condemned the Japanese government’s decision to release tritium-contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean as irresponsible, saying Tokyo “must not” do so without consultations. “Japan has not exhausted safe disposal methods, regardless of domestic and foreign questions and opposition,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, calling the decision […]

All eyes on Tokyo, says Beijing, as Japan reportedly plans to sign off on dumping nuclear wastewater into sea on Tuesday | RT World News | Truth2Freedom’s Blog

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Hideki Matsuyama of Japan Wins the Masters Tournament

April 11 (UPI) — Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama held off an erratic Xander Schauffele for a one-stroke victory at the 85th Masters Tournament on Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, claiming his first major title and the Green Jacket. With the victory, he made history as the first male golfer from Japan to win a […]

Japan: Sorry, But We Have to Dump This Fukushima Radioactive Water Into the Ocean

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says that the government has put off figuring out what to do with all of the contaminated water building up at the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant for long enough — and it’s time to start dumping it into the ocean. Suga’s hand is forced given that the plant […]

East Meets West: Little Red Riding Hood Versus Japan’s Okuri-Inu

Throughout history the dark of the night has always brought fear. The quiet forests, roads or paths were a place where imagination would run wild as to what goes bump in the night. In the West, Little Red Riding Hood was the story created to warn travelers about what could be prowling in these desolate […]

Over 100 whales to be killed in Japan as country starts controversial commercial whaling season

Several whale-hunting vessels have taken to the waters from Japanese ports with the official start of the commercial whaling season. They plan to catch 120 minke whales in the coming months. On Saturday, four ships – two in Miyagi Prefecture on the east coast of Japan’s main island of Honshu and two in Aomori Prefecture […]

US, Belgium, France, Japan Hold Middle East Naval Drills Amid Iran Tensions

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Strait of Gibraltar, entering the Mediterranean Sea as it continues operations in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility in this April 13, 2019 photo supplied by the US Navy. Photo: US Navy / Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clint Davis / Handout via Reuters. […]

Japan PM vows no virus rebound as emergency measures end

Japan s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga pledged Sunday to do his utmost to prevent a resurgence of the coronavirus ahead of the Olympic torch relay and his upcoming visit to Washington Suga was addressing his ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s annual convention, just hours ahead of the planned lifting of a virus state of emergency in […]

7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan Near 2011 Quake’s Epicenter

A 7.0 preliminary magnitude earthquake struck Japan off the coast of Ishinomaki, 65 miles from the 9.0 earthquake that struck Fukushima ten years ago. A tsunami warning was declared earlier on Saturday but has now been downgraded to a “tsunami forecast” due to slight changes in sea level, CNN reported. The Japan Times reported that firefighters in […]

Magnitude 7.2 quake hits northern Japan, 1 meter tsunami

TOKYO – An earthquake struck northeastern Japan on Saturday, hitting areas devastated by the 2011 disaster, generating a tsunami of 1 meter and shaking buildings. The quake, with a magnitude of 7.2, hit the coast of Miyagi Prefecture at 6:26 p.m. (0926 GMT) at a depth of 60 km (40 miles), the Japan Meteorological Agency […]

Tokugawa Ieyasu: Most Powerful Shogun and Great Unifier of Japan

Throughout the medieval history of Japan, it was the  shoguns that held the real power in the country. As powerful military dictators, they were the de facto rulers of Japan, subordinate only to the godlike emperor. But to gain this lucrative and powerful position, samurai lords had to rise through the ranks using their cunning and […]

ECB is a Rothschild Bank as is Bank of Japan (ENSLAVING NATIONS)

[embedded content] Comment: Japan is a U.S. Occupied Country Since WW2 and Still Has U.S. Bases and Troops Forced on Them. The Rothschild’s have benefitted greatly from Japan’s Occupation by the U.S. as shown below: (Japanese are Now Work Slaves and no longer have families and children working about 60 hours a week.)The Family Planning […]

Man who lost daughter in Japan tsunami to run in Olympic torch relay

When Noriyuki Suzuki runs in the Tokyo Olympic torch relay, he won’t be alone. Every stride he takes will be in memory of his daughter, Mai, as well as 73 other students and 10 teachers from Okawa Elementary School who died in the massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan on 11th March 2021. […]

Fukushima: Japan marks 10th disaster anniversary while still recovering

Japan is marking the 10th anniversary Thursday of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that hit the northeastern region, where many survivors’ lives are still on hold. People, some carrying bouquets, walked to the coast or graves to pray for relatives and friends washed away by the tsunami. Emperor Naruhito and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga […]

Japan to stage Tokyo Olympics without foreign spectators, Kyodo says

Japan has decided to stage this summer’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics without overseas spectators due to concern among the Japanese public about COVID-19, Kyodo news agency said on Tuesday, citing officials with knowledge of the matter. Kyodo said the government had concluded that welcoming fans from abroad would not be possible given public concern about […]

IFO, Japan, UNIDO ink MOU to promote Iranian fishery industry

TEHRAN – Iran, Japan, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have signed a trilateral agreement to cooperate on the third phase of a project for developing advanced fishery in the port city of Chabahar in southeastern Iran, ILNA reported. The mentioned MOU, valued at $3 million, was signed at Japan’s embassy in Tehran […]

Japan begins COVID-19 vaccination drive amid Olympic worries

Japan began rolling out coronavirus vaccines on Wednesday to healthcare workers but many are wondering if the campaign will move fast enough before the Summer Olympics planned for July. The country is rolling out vaccines months after other major economies but despite rising infections, Japan has avoided the infections and death rates of western countries. […]

Trains halted, over 100 injured after 7.3 earthquake strikes Japan

Trains were halted over a wide swath of northeastern Japan on Sunday after more than 100 people were injured in an earthquake that appeared to be an aftershock from the devastating quake that hit the area in 2011. The 7.3 magnitude quake struck shortly before midnight Saturday and cracked walls, shattered windows and set off […]

Strong Earthquake Hits Off Japan Coast, Triggers Mass Blackouts

TOKYO, Feb 13 (Reuters) – A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 hit off the coast of eastern Japan on Saturday, shaking buildings and triggering widespread blackouts, but there appeared to be no major damage and no tsunami warning was issued. The epicentre of the earthquake was off the coast of Fukushima prefecture […]

Tokyo & Fukushima shaken hard as powerful 7+ earthquake strikes off Japan’s east coast

A 7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan’s Fukushima prefecture on Saturday, violently shaking cities on the eastern seaboard and prompting fears of a tsunami, weeks before the 2011 nuclear disaster’s anniversary. Several seismological agencies have put the magnitude of the quake, which hit east of Japan’s largest island of Honshu, at 7.0 or […]

Olympic nation Japan receives first batch of Covid vaccines

Japan‘s first batch of Covid- 19 vaccine arrived on Friday, local media reported, with official approval for the Pfizer Inc shots expected soon as the country races to control a third wave of infections ahead of the Olympic Games. A government health panel is due to deliberate on the vaccine later on Friday. Kyodo News […]

Japan appoints ‘MINISTER OF LONELINESS’ amid rising suicide rates during Covid-19 crisis

The Japanese government has given a cabinet minister the task of addressing concerns about an increase in social isolation among the population, which has been linked to an uptick in suicides. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced on Friday that Tetsushi Sakamoto would oversee efforts to address the issue of loneliness and isolation. Sakamoto is already […]

The Jōmon People of Ancient Japan: A Blueprint for Hope

When considering an ancient civilization, especially one that has been largely unexplored, it is easy to form ideas based on unexamined assumptions. The phrase ‘Lost Civilization’ probably brings to mind megaliths buried in a desert or hidden beneath ocean waves. This is the vivid image conjured by Percy Bysshe Shelley in his classic poem, Ozymandias: […]

Japan could be forced to toss out MILLIONS of vaccine doses due to shortage of suitable syringes

Japan’s vaccination drive has hit a snag after it was discovered that the country lacks proper syringes to extract the maximum number of doses from each vial. The hiccup could result in millions of people being denied the drug. The Asian nation reserved 144 million shots of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, enough to give 72 million […]

Japan to waste millions of doses of Pfizer vaccine because of syringe mixup

A shortage of specialist syringes in Japan means millions of people will not receive the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine.  Standard syringes cannot extract the sixth and final dose from each vial manufactured by the US drugmaker. Without the specialist syringes, the final dose will be discarded.  Japan has secured 144 million shots of the Pfizer vaccine, […]

In Japan, more people died by suicide in October 2020 than from COVID in all of that year

Experts say this alarming spike is being partially driven by women, who often work in industries most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. TOKYO — Eriko Kobayashi has tried to kill herself four times. The first time, she was just 22 years old with a full-time job in publishing that didn’t pay enough to cover her […]

The Heian Era: Golden Age of Japan’s Imperial Court

The Heian period, which lasted from the 8 th to the 12 th centuries AD, is considered to be the last division of Japan’s classical era. This period began with the establishment of a new imperial capital at Heian-kyo (modern-day Kyoto), and ended with the founding of the Kamakura shogunate in 1185 AD.  Several new Buddhist sects […]

Japan not expected to reach herd immunity against Covid-19 until OCTOBER, as calls grow for Tokyo Olympics to be scapped

A British research firm has said that Japan is unlikely to reach herd immunity against the coronavirus until October, many months after the Olympics is due to take place, with vaccinations not due to start until February. Japan’s mass inoculation program will not allow the country to reach herd immunity – around 75 percent of […]

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