Stories don't get much sadder than this one. Never forget unforgivable Japanese cruelties.
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The State Department is pushing through a government sale to Israel of 13,000 rounds of tank ammunition, bypassing a congressional review process that is generally required for arms sales to foreign nations, according to a State Department official and an online post by the Defense Department on Saturday.
The State Department notified congressional committees at 11 p.m. on Friday that it was moving ahead with the sale, valued at more than $106 million, even though Congress had not finished an informal review of a larger order from Israel for tank rounds. - NY Times
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My wife had to tell me about him when we visited the Shin Hanamaki train station a few years ago. They had a display about him there. Obviously Ohtani is dear to Iwate as the prefecture doesn't have much to brag about, although I find it lovely.
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I certainly hope this mayor is not re-elected. What a buzz kill.
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@Nadrew Plus a driver. LA traffic SUCKS.
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Simply a comedy of clowns.
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As someone who grew up as a San Francisco Giants fan I hope the Dodgers just wasted a bunch of money and Ohtani's best years are behind him.
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The US sanctioned India when it exploded its first nuke and went on to develop a nuclear arsenal. Now Uncle Sam is best buds with Uncle Modi.
It's interesting to see how the USA rules change over time.
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還暦 One complete cycle hopefully with some wisdom achieved.
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And the US used its veto power on the UN Security Council to block a resolution calling for a cease-fire in Gaza.
How many US made bullets, artillery shells and missiles were used to kill Palestinians today?
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Does this guy work for the State Department or DoD? Good diplomats work for peace.
"If confirmed (in the role), I will do everything possible, working within the United States government, to make sure that we are not tested and that we stand ready to respond to any challenges to our power (and) to our allies in the Indo-Pacific."
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Where is the US/European uproar?
Reuters releases investigation finding Israeli tank fire killed 1 of its journalists
The news teams were covering clashes along the border where Israel and the militia Hezbollah were trading fire. All were wearing protective vests and helmets — most clearly marked "PRESS" — during more than an hour in which they reported from the same location, according to the Reuters investigation.
"The Israeli military knew or should have known that they were civilians yet attacked them anyway in two separate strikes 37 seconds apart," Amnesty International said in a report released Thursday. A separate report released by Human Rights Watch echoed the findings by Amnesty, Reuters and AFP.
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Delay, delay, delay (never win). Trump Legal Tactics 101.
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It's a great point by China that China is happy to import more high tech items to help balance out trade. Next move, EU.
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It was nice knowing you, Kish. The only question is how many weeks/months before he's apologizing and bowing to the public and the LDP elects a new president.
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Some old dude was sleeping in the office with a crowbar in hand? There's obviously more to this story.
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North Korean illegal migrants have been a problem in China for years. Most want to cross the border for economic opportunity. The Chinese border area has a large population of ethnic Koreans. There are many first hand accounts that shed light on the issue. There is blame on all sides. I read this particular one which had a happy ending as she eventually escaped through Laos and ended up in South Korea, The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story.
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See ya Kish. It will drag out over months but this is the beginning of the end. Ultimately Kishida will take the blame, step down and be replaced by another cog in the LDP machine.
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lol Not that I would watch this farce if it was broadcasted on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, PBS or other more mainstream channels. What a crock.
The debate, which aired on the young cable news network NewsNation and the CW network
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US military intelligence, an oxymoron of the highest (bloodiest and most dangerous) order
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Do we have a budget?
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Who needs the UN when you can be the Western G6 + Japan. This way you can discount the concerns of Russia, China, BRICS and the Global South.
And one more time, international rules based global order created by the G6 + Japan.
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The LDP, a rudderless ship, but it matters not as we all know which party will end up on top after the next election.
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I'm surprised to read that half of the victims are officers. RIP
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I can remember the Japanese professional cohorts when I was studying IR at UCSD. One was forwarded by Dentsu, the other Marubeni. There was at least one government official but I can't remember from which agency as he/they did not interact much with the general student body.
We never saw them in courses. I guess they had some seminars, but most likely were playing golf most of the time or taking up surfing. I'm sure they received a certificate at the end of the year.
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Bummer, JAXA should have called up SpaceX earlier to reserve a Falcon Heavy.
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That's the whole point. The American military does not need to be the world's policeman. Halve the Pentagon budget as a start and both the world and the US will be safer.
When you do exercises on the frequency of what a country like the U.S. has its military do
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@JboneInTheZone Great, then publish a declaration of independence as the 13 American colonies did (for example) and deal with the consequences.
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The Chinese title is 我爸没说的那件事 which can be translated as That Thing my Father Didn't Talk About. Here's a link to the trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arEoxxcZaiE
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