Scrapping Japan’s Pacifist Constitution? Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Ongoing Militarization Campaign

By Saul Takahashi The efforts of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to change Japan’s pacifist Constitution has received much attention overseas. This attention is very justified, and one hopes it will continue. However, most foreign media outlets fail to convey just how dramatically, and how rapidly, the public debate in Japan is heading in the…

The Japanese Government Hides the Truth: Fukushima Radiations are Killing Children, TEPCO Employees

By RT Students walk near a geiger counter, measuring a radiation level of 0.12 microsievert per hour, at Omika Elementary School, located about 21 km (13 miles) from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, in Minamisoma, Fukushima prefecture.(Reuters / Toru Hanai) Katsutaka Idogawa, former mayor of Futaba, a town near the disabled Fukushima nuclear plant,…

Over US$24 billion invested in cluster bomb producers worldwide

The new report from IKV Pax Christi shows which financial institutions have invested in cluster munition producers since June 2010. The majority of these investments come from financial institutions in states that have not yet joined the Convention on Cluster Munitions. The report’s ‘Hall of Shame’ includes 22 financial institutions from 6 countries that are…

Japanese PM to Visit Myanmar for First Time in 36 Years

Japanese PM to Visit Myanmar for First Time in 36 Years Japanese PM to Visit Myanmar for First Time in 36 Years TEHRAN (FNA)- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Myanmar from May 24 to 26 to boost bilateral economic ties, becoming the first prime minister to visit the Southeast Asian country in 36…

Eight Die in Snow Storms in Japan

Eight Die in Snow Storms in Japan Tokío, 3 Mar (Prensa Latina)Severe snow storms hit Japan”s northeastern Tohoku region and Hokkaido and left 8 people dead over the weekend due to the extreme weather, local media reported Sunday. In Hokkaido’s Nakashibetsu, a woman and her three children were confirmed dead at a hospital Saturday night.…

Report: Now over 44% of Fukushima children have thyroid abnormalities in latest tests

Fukushima Thyroid Examination Part 4 Source: FukushimaVoice Date: Feb. 13, 2013 The Tenth Report of Fukushima Prefecture Health Management Survey was released on February 13, 2013. […] The results compiled up to January 21, 2013 revealed that 41,947 (44.2%) of 94,975 children had thyroid ultrasound abnormalities. Together with 38,114 children (13,645 or 35.8% had thyroid…

Large amounts of tsunami debris coming ashore

  Jan. 29 2013 Debris from the tsunami that struck Japan two years ago is building up on West Coast beaches, with everything from soccer balls to floating docks drifting ashore from Alaska to California. Peter Barratt, operations manager for West Coast Helicopters, has been looking down on British Columbia’s rugged Pacific coastline for much…

Forget about Fordo,Remember Fukushima

BBC: Medical tests show exposure to “high levels of radiation” in Fukushima evacuees  The Survivors’ Stories (Documentary) Source: BBC Upload by: BlueBagBrigade Date Published: Jan 29, 2013 Fukushima Evacuee: I’m prepared for the fact that probably we [my family] suffered some internal and external radiation exposure. […] Narrator: He’s had medical tests that show he…

Media Silent on Fukushima Radiation Impact

Caldicott: Terribly alarming what’s happening in Japan — Signs of radiation sickness reported in children after 3/11 — Lies are being fed to the people (AUDIO) Winter Hot Zones According to a Tokyo Electric Power Company report released on December 27,10 million Bequerels of cesium -134/137  are still being released from melted down and destroyed…

Japan scrambles jets to Diaoyu Islands

Originally posted on nsnbc:
Japan scrambles jets to Diaoyu Islands Japan scrambled fighter jets yesterday to head off a number of Chinese military planes near the Diaoyu Islands, on the same day that China pledged to guard its maritime rights from being violated by Japan and two other countries. The Chinese planes were spotted on…

Struggling to find space there are about 200,000 tons of radioactive water used to cool the broken reactors being stored in hundreds of around the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant.

Fukushima ‘running out of space’ to store dirty water by Our Foreign Desk Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant is struggling to find space to store tens of thousands of tons of highly contaminated water, it emerged today. About 200,000 tons of radioactive water used to cool the broken reactors are being stored in hundreds…

After US Military Rape Attacks Japanese Call for Removal of Bases

Originally posted on The Green Star:
Tensions are on the rise in Japan over the US military bases in the country in the wake of fresh charges of sexual assault filed against two US Navy servicemen, Press TV reports. Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture, which hosts a majority of US bases, is brewing with anti-US sentiments over…

Okinawa rape case vicious crime by US soldiers: Japan defense minister

SOURCE Japanese Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto has expressed anger about the “vicious crime” committed by two US military servicemen arrested on charges of raping a Japanese woman in Okinawa Island. Morimoto said on Wednesday that he was deeply concerned by the “serious crime” and called it “vicious and mean.” The defense minister also stated that…

Japanese Nobel Laureate, 1,300 Others Urge Caution Over Island Dispute

via Stop NATO Xinhua News Agency September 29, 2012 Commentary: Japanese government must listen to voices of reason Kenzaburō Ōe: Categorical imperative to renounce war forever BEIJING: Japanese novelist Kenzaburo Oe, a Nobel laureate, has called on the Japanese government to reflect on its view of history and stop creating a “vicious cycle” on the…