Archiv: Japan


05.08.2022 - 06:34 [ Fort Hays State University ]

United States Relations with Chiang Kai-Shek, 1937-1949

Chiang was the leader of the most stable faction within China and consequently gave promise of being able to serve American interests. For this reason he was selected as the agent with whom the United States would treat with in China. During the years 1937-1949 the United States furnished Chiang Kai-shek’s government a considerable amount of material and financial aid.

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Some American officials thought that Chiang was merely taking all of the American aid he could get, then conserving his forces for a future struggle with the Chinese Communists f or control of China. There is evidence to support this viewpoint.

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A final effort on the part of the United States to find some effective means of supporting Chiang Kai-shek and keeping him in power came in July, 1947 when the fact finding mission to China of General Albert C. Wedemeyer was arranged. His mission also failed to bring about any concrete results in regard to assisting Chiang Kai-shek. Recommendations in Wedemeyer’s report, if followed, would have required a commitment of American troops far larger than the United States was willing to make. The American government was caught in a dilemma: a decision was necessary but the American people would not support sending large numbers of troops, Chiang would not follow American suggestions and Russia was a constant threat. Once again, America was „too late with too little“ and the mainland was lost to Chiang and Chiang’s value as America’s agent in China was destroyed.

05.08.2022 - 06:12 [ Wikipedia ]

Chiang Kai-shek

Chiang Kai-shek oder Tschiang Kai-schek (chinesisch 蔣介石 / 蒋介石, Pinyin Jiǎng Jièshí, W.-G. Chiang Chieh-Shih, Zhuyin ㄐㄧㄤˇ ㄐㄧㄝˋ ㄕˊ, kantonesisch Chiang Kai-shek, Pe̍h-ōe-jī Chiúⁿ Kài-se̍k; * 31. Oktober 1887 als 蔣中正 / 蒋中正, Jiǎng Zhōngzhèng, Chiang Chung-cheng, Zhuyin ㄐㄧㄤˇ ㄓㄨㄥ ㄓㄥˋ, Pe̍h-ōe-jī ChiúⁿTiong-chìng; in Xikou, Landkreis Fenghua, Provinz Zhejiang, kaiserliches Qing-China; † 5. April 1975 in Taipeh) war ein chinesischer Militär und Politiker in der Zeit nach der Xinhai-Revolution (1911) und ab 1925 Führer der Kuomintang. Als solcher war er im Chinesischen Bürgerkrieg (1927–1949) der Gegenspieler Mao Zedongs und bis zur Machtübernahme der Kommunisten auf dem chinesischen Festland im Chinesischen Bürgerkrieg der führende Politiker Chinas. In dieser Zeit war er mehrfach Präsident sowie als Marschall und Generalissimus militärischer Oberbefehlshaber der Republik China.

Nach der Niederlage gegen die Kommunisten proklamierte Chiang Ende 1949 auf Taiwan (früher Formosa) die provisorische Regierung der Republik China. Er regierte teilweise diktatorisch und erhob bis zu seinem Tod 1975 mit US-Unterstützung Anspruch auf ganz China.

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Um Japans Dominanz zu begegnen und den innerchinesischen Konflikt mit den Kommunisten für sich zu entscheiden, war es notwendig, die Modernisierung von Wirtschaft und Militär voranzutreiben. Unterstützung erhielt Chiang von Nazideutschland, das im Zuge seiner Aufrüstung auf chinesische Rohstoffe angewiesen war. Im Rahmen der chinesisch-deutschen Kooperation waren Hans von Seeckt von 1933 bis 1935 und dann Alexander von Falkenhausen von 1935 bis 1938 als Militärberater für Chiang tätig.

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Chiangs Deichbruchaktion in der Provinz Henan am Gelben Fluss am 9. Juni 1938 mit der Idee, durch das Fluten ganzer Provinzen die japanische Armee aufzuhalten, forderte fast eine Million Tote. Die Flutungen bewirkten immerhin eine monatelange Unterbrechung des japanischen Feldzugs.

31.07.2022 - 15:28 [ Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House ]

Pelosi to Lead Congressional Delegation to Indo-Pacific Region

“Today, our Congressional delegation travels to the Indo-Pacific to reaffirm America’s strong and unshakeable commitment to our allies and friends in the region,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. “In Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, our delegation will hold high-level meetings to discuss how we can further advance our shared interests and values, including peace and security, economic growth and trade, the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis, human rights and democratic governance. Under the strong leadership of President Biden, America is firmly committed to smart, strategic engagement in the region, understanding that a free and flourishing Indo-Pacific is crucial to prosperity in our nation and around the globe.”

Speaker Pelosi continued, “After a fuel stop in Hawaii, we were honored with a briefing from USINDOPACOM Leadership, as well as a visit to the Pearl Harbor Memorial and the USS Arizona.

31.07.2022 - 15:25 [ Washington Post ]

Nancy Pelosi announces Asia trip itinerary with no mention of Taiwan

Pelosi on Sunday set off for the Indo-Pacific, where she is leading a delegation of five Democratic lawmakers focused on “mutual security, economic partnership and democratic governance” in the region, according to a news release from her office.

The delegation will visit Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, according to the release.

08.07.2022 - 11:51 [ Japan Today ]

Former Prime Minister Abe dies after being shot while campaigning in Nara

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, 67, is dead after being shot on Friday while delivering a stump speech in the western city of Nara two days ahead of a national election, a ruling party source said.

Japan’s longest-serving prime minister was attacked by a 41-year-old man from behind at around 11:30 a.m. when he was speaking in front of Kintetsu Railway’s Yamato-Saidaiji Station, police said, adding he collapsed to the ground after two shots were heard. He was rushed to hospital with blood seen on his shirt.

08.07.2022 - 08:18 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Japan: Anschlag auf Ex-Regierungschef Abe

Der Sender NHK berichtete unter Berufung auf Quellen aus dem japanischen Verteidigungsministerium, der Schütze sei ein ehemaliger Soldat. Die von ihm verwendete Waffe habe er selbst gebaut.

08.07.2022 - 08:12 [ Japan Today ]

Ex-PM Abe shot from behind while campaigning in Nara

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot during a campaign speech Friday in Nara and was airlifted to a hospital but he was not breathing and his heart had stopped, officials said.

Local fire department official Makoto Morimoto said Abe was in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest after being taken to a prefectural hospital.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told reporters that police arrested an alleged male shooter at the scene. He was identified as Tetsuya Yamagami, a 41-year-old resident of Nara and former member of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

24.05.2022 - 06:29 [ TaiwanNews.com.tw ]

Biden says US will use force to defend Taiwan if China invades

He warned that China is already „flirting with danger by flying so close and all the maneuvers they are undertaking (in Taiwan’s ADIZ).“ The president said that although the U.S. is committed to the ‚one China‘ policy, it does not mean that China has the „jurisdiction to go in and use force to take over Taiwan.“

Biden pledged that the U.S. „stands firmly with Japan and other nations not to let that happen.“

24.05.2022 - 06:24 [ Japan Today ]

Japan hosts Quad summit seeking unity on countering China

Leaders of Japan, India, Australia and the United States met in Tokyo on Tuesday, looking to put China on notice as it expands its military and economic influence in the region.

The summit of the grouping known as the Quad comes a day after U.S. President Joe Biden said Washington would be ready to intervene militarily to defend Taiwan, prompting China to accuse him of „playing with fire“.

Tuesday’s gathering is expected to produce fewer fireworks but still be clearly directed at China.

29.04.2022 - 10:14 [ Japan Today ]

Scholz says Germany seeks closer ties with Indo-Pacific

„My trip is a clear political signal that Germany and the European Union will continue and intensify their engagement with the Indo-Pacific region,“ Scholz said after meeting Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

Kishida said he and Scholz agreed that as members of the Group of Seven industrialized nations they share a responsibility to work together to end Russian aggression and restore peace, stability and international order as quickly as possible.

29.04.2022 - 09:42 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Kanzler-Reise nach Tokio: Scholz sucht Schulterschluss mit Japan

Deutschland führt momentan die Gruppe der sieben wichtigsten Wirtschaftsnationen (G7). Ein Besuch der Mitglieder ist in der Zeit der Präsidentschaft üblich. Aber auch jenseits der Formalien will der Bundeskanzler mit dieser Reise ein Zeichen setzen. Es ist seine dritte Auslandsreise außerhalb Europas und die erste nach Asien. Und die führt nicht, wie bei seinen Vorgängern Angela Merkel und Gerhard Schröder, zuerst nach China – sondern nach Japan. Beide Regierungen vereinbaren, im nächsten Jahr Regierungskonsultationen aufzunehmen. Die gibt es in Asien bisher nur mit China und Indien.

26.12.2021 - 06:29 [ NHK.or.jp ]

Health ministry warns of vaccine’s side effects

( Dec. 4, 2021)

Japan’s health ministry has listed inflammation of the heart muscle and of the outer lining of the heart in younger males as possible serious side effects of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccines.

20.11.2021 - 19:48 [ BMedia / Twitter ]

Japan – Kyoto [Nov 20, 2021] World Wide Demonstration for FREEDOM

14.11.2021 - 14:00 [ Nature.com ]

Solar differential rotation reproduced with high-resolution simulation

(Published: 13 September 2021)

Here, we show that a high-resolution calculation succeeds in reproducing the solar-like differential rotation. Our calculations indicate that the strong magnetic field generated by a small-scale dynamo has a significant impact on thermal convection. The successful reproduction of the differential rotation, convection and magnetic field achieved in our calculation is an essential step to understanding the cause of the most basic nature of solar activity, specifically, the 11 yr cycle of sunspot activity.

14.11.2021 - 12:24 [ EOS.org ]

Accurate Simulation of Sun’s Rotation Might Illuminate Solar Cycle

(08.11.2021)

Japanese scientists said they have created the first accurate computer simulation of how the Sun rotates, reproducing a phenomenon in which its equatorial area spins faster than its polar regions. The insight could help explain the whys and hows of the solar cycle, one of the biggest mysteries of our star.

11.10.2021 - 02:35 [ Japan Today ]

The ‚zombification‘ of married life

Married couples are “zombifying,” is the magazine’s melancholy conclusion. Instead of divorcing, as they once might have, they grimly endure each other. It’s better, or seems so, than the foreseeable alternatives – prominent among them financial insecurity amid declining wages and emotional insecurity as the lingering COVID-19 crisis corrodes the strength to face the world alone.

There are no doubt many reasons why marriage, so hopefully embarked upon, so quickly turns sour for so many. Spa! zeroes in on one – the double-income household.

25.09.2021 - 08:41 [ LawfareBlog.com ]

India, the Quad and AUKUS

Delhi has deep concerns about Chinese actions and intentions in the region. The ongoing border crisis and fatal military clash last year brought Sino-Indian relations to their worst point in decades. Given these circumstances, Delhi watches the U.S. and other countries’ stance on China very closely. And, notwithstanding the emphasis on competition with China from two consecutive U.S. administrations and the hardening of the U.S.’s attitudes on China, Delhi worries about the possibility of American commitment to the region waning or a reversion to a more accommodating position on China.

25.09.2021 - 08:28 [ NPR.org ]

Quad Countries Have 1st In-Person Summit At The White House

President Biden hosted the first face to face summit with leaders of Japan, Australia and India. The four countries are known as the Quad and see themselves as a democratic bulwark against China.

29.08.2021 - 13:51 [ France24 ]

Japan detects more Moderna vaccine contamination

Japan’s Okinawa region suspended the use of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine on Sunday after another contamination was spotted, the local government said.

It comes a day after the Japanese health ministry said it was investigating the death of two men who received shots from tainted Moderna batches — though the cause of their death is unknown.

29.08.2021 - 04:33 [ Japan Today ]

Japan probes two deaths after jabs from tainted Moderna batch

Both men contracted fever after receiving their vaccinations and neither had underlying health conditions or allergic history, the ministry said.

The suspension affects 1.63 million doses of Moderna COVID vaccines, which have been reportedly shipped to over 800 vaccination centers across Japan.

29.08.2021 - 04:20 [ Japan Today ]

Japan halts use of 1.63 mil Moderna vaccine doses over contamination

The foreign substances have been confirmed since Aug. 16 at eight vaccination sites in five prefectures — Ibaraki, Saitama, Tokyo, Gifu and Aichi. They were found in a total of 39 vials.

Takeda reported them to the ministry on Wednesday.

The composition of the foreign matter, a few millimeters in size, has not been determined.

The „small black materials“ reported to the ministry could be metallic fragments, one of its senior officials said.

24.08.2021 - 16:56 [ Dave DeCamp ]

Quad Countries to Hold Drills Off Guam Aimed at China

The drill will be the second time the navies of the US, Japan, Australia, and India participate in the Malabar Exercise

24.08.2021 - 16:49 [ Dave DeCamp / antikrieg.com ]

Quad-Länder halten vor Guam Übungen ab, die gegen China gerichtet sind

Die Förderung der Zusammenarbeit zwischen den Verbündeten in der Region ist ein wichtiger Aspekt der Anti-China-Politik der Biden-Administration, und Präsident Biden hat deutlich gemacht, dass er die Quad als entscheidend für diese Strategie ansieht. Im März hielt Biden ein virtuelles Treffen mit den Staats- und Regierungschefs Indiens, Japans und Australiens ab, das den allerersten Quad-Gipfel darstellte.

06.08.2021 - 14:13 [ FNNプライムオンライン / Youtube ]

2021広島平和記念式典 Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony

8月6日午前8時15分を私たちは忘れない。

広島平和記念公園の原爆死没者慰霊碑前で行われる平和記念式典。
今年も昨年に引き続き、新型コロナウイルス感染防止のため、式典は招待者のみに参列者を絞って行われます。

06.08.2021 - 14:00 [ euronews (deutsch) / Twitter ]

76 Jahre danach: Keine Schweigeminute für Hiroshima bei Olympia

Durch den Abwurf der Atombombe auf Hiroshima wurden am 6. August 1945 etwa 140.000 Menschen getötet.

26.07.2021 - 21:46 [ Xinhuanet ]

Russian PM visits disputed island amid Japan’s opposition

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin visited the disputed island of Iturup, known as Etorofu in Japanese, on Monday, triggering a new round of criticism and protests between Moscow and Tokyo.

Mishustin inspected a hospital and talked with representatives from a fish processing plant on Iturup, one of the four Pacific islands claimed by both countries, called the Southern Kurils in Russia and the Northern Territories in Japan.

08.07.2021 - 16:01 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Olympische Spiele ohne Publikum

Zuschauer aus dem Ausland waren wegen der Corona-Pandemie ohnehin schon von den Olympischen Spielen ausgeschlossen worden – nun finden die Spiele gänzlich ohne Publikum statt. Das gab die japanische Regierung bekannt.

08.07.2021 - 15:55 [ Duaine Carma Roberts / Twitter ]

Olympics with no audience? Pointless

01.07.2021 - 17:30 [ The Japan Times ]

Japan and Philippines to hold first joint air force exercises

The air forces of Japan and the Philippines will hold their first-ever joint exercises next week, Japan’s embassy in Manila said Thursday, in a further sign of deepening defense ties between the two countries.

23.04.2021 - 19:04 [ junge Welt ]

Japan: Erstmals Manöver mit US-Bodentruppen

Japan hat erstmals ein gemeinsames Militärmanöver mit Bodentruppen aus den USA und Frankreich angekündigt. Die japanischen Streitkräfte erklärten am Freitag, das Manöver werde vom 11. bis 17. Mai im Südwesten Japans stattfinden.

20.04.2021 - 21:54 [ Washington Post ]

Biden’s approach to North Korea is the opposite of ‘fire and fury’

(16.04.2021)

Biden set the nonconfrontational tone on North Korea at his March 25 news conference, when he was asked about Pyongyang’s short-range missile tests the previous week. He said that the United States would respond “if they choose to escalate,” but that he was ready for “diplomacy . . . conditioned upon the end result of denuclearization.”

Biden’s stance, suggesting that denuclearization was an eventual goal, not an immediate one, was repeated in a joint U.S.-Japanese-South Korean statement on April 2, which called for progress “towards denuclearization.”

20.04.2021 - 21:51 [ Weißes Haus ]

U.S.- Japan Joint Leaders’ Statement: “U.S. – JAPAN GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW ERA”

(16.04.2021)

President Biden and Prime Minister Suga exchanged views on the impact of China’s actions on peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and the world, and shared their concerns over Chinese activities that are inconsistent with the international rules-based order, including the use of economic and other forms of coercion. We will continue to work with each other based on universal values and common principles. We also recognize the importance of deterrence to maintain peace and stability in the region. We oppose any unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the East China Sea.

19.04.2021 - 18:17 [ KBS ]

Treffen im Weißen Haus zwischen US-Präsident Biden und Japans Premier Suga

US-Präsident Joe Biden ist am Freitag mit dem japanischen Ministerpräsidenten Yoshihide Suga im Weißen Haus zu einem Gespräch zusammengekommen.

Auf der Pressekonferenz im Anschluss an das Gespräch nannten beide China und Nordkorea Herausforderungen und dass sie gewillt seien, für die Zukunft eines freien und offenen Indopazifik einzutreten.

06.04.2021 - 11:31 [ Dave deCamp ]

Indien schließt sich französisch geführten Militärübungen im Golf von Bengalen an

Indien und seine Quad-Partner halten gemeinsam mit Frankreich Marinemanöver in der Bucht von Bengalen

05.04.2021 - 11:02 [ Antiwar.com ]

Indonesia Will Not Join QUAD as It Delicately Balances Relations With All Regional Players

Even Vietnam, which has centuries long animosity with China and more tense relations over the South China Sea, shows no intentions of joining QUAD. Besides the lack of interest from Vietnam, and likely from Indonesia too, QUAD members themselves, at this point in time, have not named any specific candidates to join their anti-China coalition.

31.03.2021 - 17:19 [ KBS.co.kr ]

Nationale Sicherheitsberater Südkoreas, der USA und Japans kommen Freitag zusammen

Das trilaterale Treffen erfolge nach den Besuchen von Außenminister Antony Blinken und Verteidigungsminister Lloyd Austin in Japan und Südkorea.

28.03.2021 - 15:23 [ Nikkei.com ]

Japan to join EU and China in issuing digital vaccine passport

Japan will issue digital health certificates to citizens who have been inoculated against coronavirus, joining China, the European Union and other countries that have embraced vaccine passports aimed at opening up overseas travel, Nikkei has learned.

The certificate can be managed on a mobile app and will be in line with international standards, allowing the carrier to present the proof of vaccination when boarding a plane or checking in to a hotel.

10.03.2021 - 19:29 [ The Hill ]

Top Biden officials to meet with Chinese in Alaska

Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin are expected to travel to Japan and South Korea next week, in what will be the first overseas trip for senior Biden officials.

20.02.2021 - 18:02 [ Kyodo News ]

Japan airman, U.S. instructor killed in trainer jet crash in Alabama

U.S. military plane crashed near an airport in Alabama on Friday while on a training exercise, killing two people aboard including a member of the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force, the Japanese Defense Ministry said Saturday.

29.01.2021 - 03:57 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

“The Coming War On China”  –  Watch John Pilger’s Powerfully Relevant Documentary

(March 23 2020)

“The aim of this film is to break a silence: the United States and China may well be on the road to war, and nuclear war is no longer unthinkable,” Pilger says in his 2016 documentary The Coming War on China, which you can watch free on Youtube here or on Vimeo here.

“In a few years China has become the world’s second-biggest economic power,” Pilger’s introduction continues. “The United States is the world’s biggest military power, with bases and missiles and ships covering every continent and every ocean. China is a threat to this dominance, says Washington. But who is the threat? This film is about shifting power, and great danger.”

29.01.2021 - 03:39 [ The Times ]

Boris Johnson considers joining ‘Asian Nato’ to resist China

(27.01.2021)

Boris Johnson will raise the prospect of Britain joining the “Asian Nato” informal alliance when he visits India as part of a post-Brexit strategy.

President Biden is seeking to recruit more members to the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. The strategic forum to strengthen alliances to counter China, referred to as the Quad, consists of the United States, India, Japan and Australia.

03.12.2020 - 17:16 [ theDiplomat.com ]

NATO Huddles With Asia-Pacific Democracies to Talk China

The incoming Biden administration has pledged to do even more to partner with allies on the China challenge.

In another step in that direction, on December 2, the foreign ministers of the NATO members, along with delegations from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and South Korea, gathered virtually to discuss the rise of China and the implications for the global balance of power.

03.12.2020 - 16:57 [ ORF.at ]

Stoltenberg: Keine NATO-Öffnung nach Asien

Der wachsende militärische Einfluss Chinas wird nach Einschätzung von NATO-Generalsekretär Jens Stoltenberg nicht zu einer Öffnung des Verteidigungsbündnisses für asiatische Staaten wie Japan und Südkorea führen. „Wir sind ein regionales Bündnis und werden ein regionales Bündnis bleiben“, sagte der Norweger heute bei einer Diskussion der Denkfabrik Carnegie Europe.

29.11.2020 - 21:25 [ NASA ]

Japan launches joint military, scientific optical data relay satellite

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan plans launched an H-IIA rocket on Sunday, 29 November to deploy a top secret communications satellite to support the country’s reconnaissance and scientific programs.

26.11.2020 - 02:41 [ antikrieg.com ]

Japan und China einigen sich auf eine Koordinierung im Ostchinesischen Meer

Der chinesische Außenminister Wang Yi besuchte Tokio und traf sich mit seinem japanischen Amtskollegen Toshimitsu Motegi. „Durch die gemeinsamen Bemühungen beider Seiten möchten wir das Ostchinesische Meer zum Meer des Friedens, der Freundschaft und der Zusammenarbeit machen“, sagte Wang.

17.11.2020 - 20:34 [ International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations ]

INCLO CALLS ON STATES TO DEFEND END-TO-END ENCRYPTION

Fourteen members of INCLO express grave concerns regarding recent moves by various groups to breakencryption. We note with alarm calls from the ​Council of the European Union​, the ​EuropeanCommission​, and the ​Department of Justice in the US​, with support from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, Japan and the UK, to allow police authorities intercept encrypted communications.

03.11.2020 - 13:48 [ Stars and Stripes ]

USS John S. McCain represents US at Malabar naval exercise with India, Japan and Australia

Warships from the U.S., India, Japan and Australia kicked off the Malabar 2020 naval exercise on Tuesday in the Bay of Bengal.

29.10.2020 - 00:24 [ antikrieg.com ]

US-Kommandeur: Truppen können zur Verteidigung der Senkaku-Inseln entsandt werden

Nächsten Monat wird Australien zum ersten Mal seit 2007 gemeinsam mit den anderen Ländern des Quad an den jährlichen Malabar-Marineübungen vor der indischen Küste teilnehmen. Es wird das erste Mal in den letzten Jahren sein, dass die vier Länder multilaterale Militärübungen gemeinsam durchführen.

14.10.2020 - 14:18 [ KBS ]

Seoul will sich weiter um Dreiergipfel mit China und Japan bemühen

Die japanische Nachrichtenagentur Kyodo hatte gemeldet, dass die japanische Regierung Südkorea die Position mitgeteilt habe, dass Suga am trilateralen Gipfel nicht teilnehmen werde, sollte Südkorea keine akzeptablen Maßnahmen in der Zwangsarbeiterfrage treffen. In der Position sei die Absicht des neuen Premiers widergespiegelt worden.

08.10.2020 - 22:20 [ Stars and Stripes ]

US and Japanese forces will practice island amphibious landings together this month

U.S. Marines and Japan’s new amphibious brigade will practice amphibious landings on islands off the coast of Japan as part of drills this month involving 46,000 troops from both nations. The landings will take place during the Keen Sword exercise beginning Oct. 26, Indo-Pacific Command said in a statement Wednesday.

05.10.2020 - 04:17 [ The Japan Times ]

Mike Pompeo shortens Asia trip as Trump falls ill, but will visit Japan

In Tokyo on Tuesday, Pompeo and Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi will have a meeting with the foreign ministers of Australia and India in a move that is seen as a counter to China’s growing assertiveness in the region.

30.09.2020 - 21:07 [ Xinhuanet ]

Japan gov’t, TEPCO ordered by high court to pay damages over Fukushima crisis

The ruling by the Sendai High Court marked the first time a high court has recognized the government’s responsibility for the nuclear disaster in around 30 similar lawsuits that have been filed across Japan since the crisis.

25.09.2020 - 13:38 [ Focus.de ]

Korea-Konflikt – die tiefe Wurzel des Hasses: Die Schrecken der japanischen Besatzung

(7.4.2013)

Ihre Kolonie beuteten die Besatzer rücksichtslos aus: „Die Koreaner mussten landwirtschaftliche Erzeugnisse nach Japan liefern, ihre Rohstoffe hielten während des Zweiten Weltkriegs die japanische Rüstungsindustrie am Laufen“, sagt Liew. Viele hätten dort auch als Zwangsarbeiter in den Minen schuften müssen. Ein besonders dunkles und bis heute emotional befrachtetes Thema sei das Schicksal der sogenannten Trostfrauen – Koreanerinnen, die gezwungen wurden, den japanischen Soldaten als Prostituierte zur Verfügung zu stehen.

25.09.2020 - 13:22 [ KBS.co.kr ]

Japans Außenminister wirft Südkorea Verstoß gegen Völkerrecht vor

Der japanische Außenminister Toshimitsu Motegi hat Tokios Position bekräftigt, dass Südkorea mit Gerichtsurteilen für die Entschädigung früherer Zwangsarbeiter gegen das Völkerrecht verstoße.

15.09.2020 - 18:50 [ The Guardian ]

Big in Japan: UK announces first major post-Brexit trade deal

Bilateral trade is currently conducted under the EU-Japan deal that came into effect last year, but that agreement will no longer apply to Britain from December 31.

12.09.2020 - 16:32 [ Jason Ditz / Antiwar.com ]

Japan PM Wants First-Strike Capabilities

Outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo has taken the Japanese defenses policy away from its post-war pacifism to a growing military with an increasingly loose sense of self-defense. A week before stepping down, he’s talking taking it a step farther.

07.09.2020 - 05:45 [ Japan Today ]

Typhoon unleashes rain, strong winds on southwest Japan

yphoon Haishen drew closer to Japan’s southern mainland on Sunday, cutting power and prompting authorities to recommend evacuation and warn of potentially record rainfall, unprecedented wind, high tides and large ocean swells.

Authorities urged early evacuation for more than 100,000 households in the southern island prefecture of Okinawa and in Kagoshima, Kumamoto and Nagasaki on Kyushu, Japan’s main southern island, according to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA).

29.08.2020 - 23:57 [ Andersen Air Force Base ]

U.S. Secretary of Defense hosts Japanese Defense Minister

Secretary Esper and Minister Kono agreed to continue efforts to support interoperability and to enhance Alliance capabilities, particularly for integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) and for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) functions. They also agreed on the importance of secure networks and of strengthening information security to protect advanced defense technologies.

28.08.2020 - 07:56 [ The New York Times ]

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Longest-Serving Leader, to Resign Because of Illness

During his second period in office, which began in late 2012, Mr. Abe survived a few influence-peddling scandals and rode out numerous elections. In 2015, he pushed through contentious security legislation that permitted Japanese troops to engage in overseas combat missions alongside allied forces, as part of “collective self-defense.”

15.08.2020 - 19:49 [ KBS.co.kr ]

Pompeo Sends Well Wishes for Liberation Day

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday issued a message celebrating Liberation Day on August 15, which marks the day Korea was liberated from Japan’s colonial rule.

15.08.2020 - 19:22 [ ORF.at ]

Großbritannien und Japan erinnern an Weltkriegsende

Mit einem zweiminütigen Schweigen und Kranzniederlegungen haben der britische Thronfolger Prinz Charles sowie zahlreiche Veteranen und Militärangehörige heute an das Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs im Pazifik erinnert. Der Krieg wurde vor 75 Jahren, am 15. August 1945, mit der Kapitulation Japans endgültig beendet. Auch in Tokio wurde der Kriegstoten gedacht.

15.08.2020 - 19:13 [ Japan Today ]

Emperor, empress, Abe attend ceremony to mark 75th anniversary of WWII surrender

Japan on Saturday commemorated the 75th anniversary of its surrender in World War II, with the emperor and empress, the prime minister and a limited number of people attending a ceremony to mourn the war dead that was scaled back due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

15.08.2020 - 19:11 [ Times of India ]

Prince Charles leads UK’s VJ Day World War II end commemoration

LONDON: Britain’s prince Charles on Saturday led the UK’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan (VJ) Day – the day World War II ended with Japan’s surrender in 1945.

09.08.2020 - 09:33 [ Xinhuanet ]

Japan urged to remember WWII atrocities as Nagasaki marks 75th anniversary of atomic bombing by U.S.

Tomihisa Taue, the city’s mayor, urged the central government to immediately sign a UN treaty banning nuclear weapons at the ceremony.

06.08.2020 - 20:25 [ John LaForge / antikrieg.com ]

Die Kriegsverbrechen mit Atomwaffen

erschienen am 7. August 2014 auf Common Dreams

Wenn Schämen die natürliche Raktion auf Hiroshima ist, wie soll man dann auf Nagasaki reagieren, besonders angesichts all der freigegebenen diesbezüglichen Regierungsakten? Laut Dr. Joseph Gersons With Hiroshimas Eye (Mit den Augen Hiroshimas) wurden in Nagasaki rund 74.000 Menschen unmittelbar getötet, weitere 75.000 wurden verletzt, und 120.000 wurden vergiftet.

06.08.2020 - 11:45 [ SWR ]

Japan: Das Land hortet Plutonium

Die Mehrheit der japanischen Gesellschaft ist nach wie vor pazifistisch eingestellt. Doch die Politik kümmert das wenig. Auf der einen Seite propagiert man eine friedliche Welt, auf der anderen setzt Japan auf Atomkraft und hat bereits massenhaft Plutonium angereichert.

03.08.2020 - 22:29 [ KBS ]

Seoul erwägt Reaktion auf weitere Vergeltungsmaßnahmen Japans wegen Zwangsarbeiter-Entschädigung

Laut einer Rechtsvertretergruppe von Opfern der Zwangsarbeit zur japanischen Kolonialzeit gilt die vom Bezirksgericht Daegu erlassene Anordnung zur Beschlagnahme der Anteile von Nippon Steel an PNR, seinem Gemeinschaftsunternehmen in Südkorea, ab Mitternacht auf Dienstag als dem japanischen Unternehmen zugestellt.

03.08.2020 - 22:22 [ Yonhap ]

Fresh tensions brewing in Seoul-Tokyo ties over court procedure to sell off Japanese assets

Starting midnight Tuesday, the Pohang branch of the Daegu District Court will be able to start the procedure to auction off some of Nippon Steel Corp.’s stake in a joint venture company established with POSCO so as to cash them out for compensating forced labor victims.

29.07.2020 - 07:01 [ NIKKEI Asian Review ]

Chile picks Japan’s trans-Pacific cable route in snub to China

Japan’s route beat out a pitch by China that would have made Shanghai the final landing point. This decision comes amid a U.S. pressure campaign to keep China out of global telecommunication projects.

27.07.2020 - 02:35 [ Dawn ]

Japan, Britain to protect encryption keys in trade pact

Under the bilateral deal, the two governments would not force their companies to hand over encryption keys, which are used to protect proprietary corporate technology and information, the Nikkei said.

25.07.2020 - 11:51 [ Techdirt ]

Japan’s Top Court Says 45 Million Twitter Users Must Check That Anything They Retweet Is Not A Copyright Infringement

The case concerns a photo of a flower, originally posted on a web site in 2009, with the photographer’s name and copyright notice. As often happens, the photo was then tweeted without the photographer’s consent, and was further retweeted.
(…)
As a result, the Japanese High Court ordered Twitter to hand over the email addresses of all those who had posted the image.

25.05.2020 - 14:12 [ Japan Today ]

Japan lifts state of emergency for Tokyo, 4 other prefectures

The state of emergency was lifted over the five prefectures that had still been under restrictions — Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama and Hokkaido.

Compared with hard-hit areas in Europe, the United States, Russia and Brazil, Japan has been spared the worst of the pandemic, with 16,581 infections and 830 deaths.

20.04.2020 - 14:45 [ Tagesschau ]

Zehntausende blühende Tulpen in Tokio abgemäht

Dort waren Menschen trotz des verhängten Corona-Notstands zusammengekommen, um die Blumen zu bewundern

07.04.2020 - 19:17 [ i24news.tv ]

Israel among the first countries to receive new Japanese coronavirus drug

(today)

Katz praised the work of Jerusalem’s diplomatic mission in Tokyo, the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Health Ministry for „having successfully brought this groundbreaking research to Israel.“

06.04.2020 - 16:38 [ Japan Today ]

Abe to declare state of emergency for Tokyo, 6 prefectures

An emergency, which Abe said would last about a month, will give governors authority to call on people to stay at home and businesses to close, but will not be as restrictive as lockdowns in some other countries.

01.04.2020 - 16:11 [ Fortune.com ]

Bill Gates Is Helping to Launch a Global Coalition to ‘Outsmart Epidemics’

(19. Januar 2017)

A new coalition to prevent epidemics was launched Wednesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, with the aim of creating vaccines and other measures to preclude the spread of infectious disease.

The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), backed by the governments of Germany, Japan and Norway with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will commit an initial $460 million to “outsmart epidemics,” the coalition said in a statement.

19.02.2020 - 02:42 [ KBS ]

Südkoreas erster Satellit für Überwachung der Luftqualität erfolgreich gestartet

Der von Südkorea gebaute erste geostationäre Satellit für die Umweltüberwachung dient vor allem der Kontrolle der Feinstaublage in Ostasien.

Chollian-2B, der Zwillingssatellit des im Dezember 2018 gestarteten Chollian-2A, wird ab Oktober Echtzeitdaten zu den Ozeanen senden und ab 2021 zur Atmosphäre.

19.02.2020 - 02:38 [ Ruptly / Youtube ]

LIVE: Ariane rocket launches two telecommunications satellites from French Guiana

The Ariane 5 rocket will carry the JCSAT17 for the Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation and the GEOKOMPSAT-2B for Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI).

12.02.2020 - 00:53 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Im Osten des Indischen Ozeans

Im Jahr 2014 banden Washington und New Delhi Tokio erneut in ihre jährlich abgehaltene „Malabar“-Kriegsübung ein; seit 2015 wird die Manöverserie, die bereits in den 1990er Jahren als ein bilaterales indisch-US-amerikanisches Projekt begann, in aller Form als trilaterale Maßnahme unter Einschluss Japans durchgeführt. Im November 2017 traf auch der Quad erstmals wieder zusammen.

10.02.2020 - 01:54 [ Japan Today ]

Japan launches new intelligence-gathering satellite

Japan operates two types of reconnaissance satellite — optical satellites that take photos of the ground using a device similar to a digital camera, and radar satellites that can capture images in the dark as well as in poor weather conditions.

18.01.2020 - 00:25 [ The Japan Times ]

Opposition grills LDP on risks facing Japan’s SDF mission to Mideast

“Rule of law is extremely important for Japan. (The government) should not accept what the U.S. argues just because it is the U.S. that says so,” Gemba said.

27.12.2019 - 11:56 [ ORF.at ]

Japan schickt Kriegsschiff in Nahen Osten

Unter anderem sollen der Golf von Oman und der Golf von Aden abgedeckt werden.

27.12.2019 - 03:52 [ Trend.az ]

Japan to send warship, aircraft to Middle East to protect vessels

Last week, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe briefed visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tokyo’s plan to send naval forces to the Gulf.

26.12.2019 - 10:38 [ theTrumpet.com ]

The Persian Gulf Is About to Become Dangerously Crowded

(12.12.2019)

France and Qatar signed an agreement allowing France to deploy and station military forces within Qatar.

The Netherlands said on November 25 that it would join Denmark and France in the European naval mission, reported the NLTimes. The Netherlands said it would deploy a navy ship to the Persian Gulf for six months but said it would play an “observing” role. Belgium, Italy, Norway, Spain and Sweden are also expected to join the European coalition, the Tehran Times reported.

23.11.2019 - 19:57 [ KBS ]

Seoul hebt Wirksamkeit der Mitteilung über Nichtverlängerung des GSOMIA-Abkommens auf

Seouls Entscheidung wurde sechs Stunden vor dem Auslaufen des Abkommens bekannt. Wie aus gut informierten Kreisen verlautete, habe die südkoreanische Regierung Tokio einen Paketdeal vorgeschlagen, wonach beide Seiten Zugeständnisse machen sollen.

Unterdessen brach Außenministerin Kang Kyung-hwa nach Japan auf, um am G20-Außenministertreffen in Nagoya teilzunehmen.

23.11.2019 - 19:42 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

Europäische Union will Nutzung von Fluggastdaten ausweiten

Japanische Behörden dürften nach dem Abkommen die europäischen PNR-Daten zur Verhütung und Bekämpfung von Terrorismus und grenzübergreifender schwerer Kriminalität nutzen. Dieses soll noch vor den Olympischen Sommerspielen in Japan in Kraft treten. E

13.11.2019 - 02:06 [ KBS ]

US-Kommandeur: Beendigung von GSOMIA kann als Signal der Schwäche aufgefasst werden

Das Allgemeine Abkommen über den Austausch militärischer Informationen (GSOMIA) sei eine klare Botschaft gewesen, dass Südkorea und Japan ihren Geschichtsstreit zugunsten von Sicherheit in der Region beiseiteschieben können, hieß es weiter.

Das Abkommen wird am 22. November auslaufen, da Südkorea im August entschieden hatte, dieses nicht zu verlängern.

04.11.2019 - 10:45 [ CNN ]

Microsoft tried a 4-day workweek in Japan. Productivity jumped 40%

While the amount of time spent at work was cut dramatically, productivity — measured by sales per employee — went up by almost 40% compared to the same period the previous year, the company said in a statement last week.

In addition to reducing working hours, managers urged staff to cut down on the time they spent in meetings and responding to emails.

31.10.2019 - 20:59 [ China Daily ]

Japan’s Okinawa protests US military’s parachute training

The latest training drill marks the fourth time this year that such drills have been held in locations outside the stipulations in the 1996 bilateral agreement, with the latest exercise involving 20 US military personnel parachuting down to the Kadena base by 8 pm on Tuesday, according to the prefectural government.

Further inflaming the incident, earlier Tuesday two US paratroopers landed off-target in a village on private land, 600 meters from a private residence in the village of Ie, which now plans to lodge its own complaint.

13.10.2019 - 10:18 [ Japan Today ]

19 dead, 16 missing, over 100 injured after typhoon rips through Japan

Rescue operations were under way in central, eastern and northeastern regions that were hit by floods and landslides. The Defense Ministry has mobilized some 27,000 Self-Defense Force personnel for rescue and relief operations across the country.

09.10.2019 - 03:31 [ Daily Record ]

Faslane hosts international military drill involving 3700 servicemen and women

There are 12 NATO nations participating in the drill – Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Turkey, the UK and the US. Japan and the United Arab Emirates will also be involved.

04.10.2019 - 19:02 [ Xinhuanet ]

Japan’s Abe prioritizes economy, urges debate on Constitution in policy speech

„Let us fulfill our responsibility as Diet members to the people,“ Abe told the session, with reference to the politically and socially divisive issue of changing Japan’s pacifist charter for the first time since World War II.

03.10.2019 - 03:03 [ KBS ]

Generalstabschefs von Korea, USA und Japan führen Gespräche

Das Treffen wurde anlässlich der Teilnahme von Park und Yamazaki an der Vereidigungszeremonie Milleys am Montag von den USA arrangiert.

Es war das erste Treffen zwischen den Spitzenmilitärs der drei Staaten, nachdem Südkorea Ende August die Beendigung des Abkommens mit Japan über den Austausch von Militärinformationen (GSOMIA) beschlossen hatte.

01.10.2019 - 21:02 [ Shingetsu News Agency ]

Bread and Roses: A Leftist Case Against Hate Speech Laws in Japan

The fourth estate has long abandoned its role as a watchdog on power calling out corruption and malfeasance, instead serving only to back up the government’s already immense authority.

“That’s like North Korea”—this is what many Japanese say regarding dictatorial practices such as pushing a single ideology onto the nation’s citizenry.

01.10.2019 - 16:24 [ Shingetsu News Agency ]

Visible Minorities: Educating the Non-Japanese Underclass

(17.09.2019)

SNA (Tokyo) — In a shocking series of exposés at the beginning of this month, the Mainichi Shinbun reported that minority children of workers in Japanese schools were being segregated from their Japanese peers, put in classes for the mentally disabled, and systematically denied an education.

07.09.2019 - 07:56 [ Arab News ]

Saudi troops return home as Eager Lion military exercise concludes in Jordan

Personnel from the Saudi army, navy, air force and air defense partook in activities, alongside members of the security forces of the US, UK, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Japan, South Korea, Jordan and Egypt.

29.08.2019 - 19:12 [ Herald Nigeria ]

Buhari seek Japanese support to combat piracy in Gulf of Guinea, as Nigeria and EU sign development MOU

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Yokohama, Japan, sought the support of the Asian government in combating piracy in the Gulf of Guinea as well as illegal fishing in that region.

24.08.2019 - 04:47 [ Shingetsu News Agency ]

The Outliers and the Crazies

“The art community in Japan has always been the outliers of society, the crazies,” said Robin Rastenberger, the organizer of the art collaboration event Tokyo Lovehotel. These multi-artistic musical events bring together an eclectic audience from diverse backgrounds. Art is brought to the forefront in changing Japanese youth.

24.08.2019 - 00:42 [ Shingetsu News Agency ]

Why Are Japanese Millennials Voting Against Their Own Interests?

Progressive parties such as the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, the Japan Communist Party, and Reiwa Shinsengumi can present a truly credible alternative for Japanese millennials, if they work together in a way that is effective and captures the public imagination.

23.08.2019 - 19:37 [ Japan Today ]

Japan, U.S. negotiators fail to reach agreement on trade

Thursday’s talks followed a five and a half hour meeting on Wednesday, suggesting negotiators were making last-minute efforts to reach some agreement when Japanese and U.S. leaders meet on the sidelines of a weekend Group of Seven summit in France.

Motegi said he will fly straight to France and may join the meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump, where the two will likely discuss trade among other topics.

22.08.2019 - 17:55 [ KBS.co.kr ]

Südkoreanischer Beamter: USA-Nordkorea-Gespräche stehen anscheinend kurz bevor

Unterdessen soll Biegun seinen ursprünglich bis heute geplanten Aufenthalt in Seoul um einen Tag verlängert haben. Nach seinen Besuchen in Tokio und Seoul wird er nach Peking weiterreisen.

22.08.2019 - 17:48 [ Yonhap ]

S. Korea to ditch military info-sharing pact with Japan amid trade fight

The government concluded that it does not meet the national interest to maintain the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA), which was signed for the purpose of sharing „sensitive military information,“ he said in a statement.

He pointed out that Japan had dropped South Korea from its whitelist of trusted trade partners „without providing clear ground“ for the move, which has led to a „grave change in security cooperation circumstances between the two nations.“

22.08.2019 - 17:41 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Südkorea beendet Geheimdienstarbeit mit Japan

Regulär hätte das seit drei Jahren bestehende Abkommen im August verlängert werden sollen. Experten hatten damit gerechnet, dass Südkorea im Interesse seiner Beziehung zu den USA das Geheimdienstabkommen weiterlaufen lassen würde.

22.08.2019 - 17:39 [ KBS.co.kr ]

Präsidialamt beschließt Aufkündigung des Militärabkommens mit Japan

Die südkoreanische Regierung hat erklärt, das umstrittene Militärabkommen mit Japan GSOMIA aufzukündigen.

20.08.2019 - 02:13 [ Mainichi Japan ]

Japan, US officials discuss denuclearization, N. Korea’s missiles

During the talks in Tokyo, Kenji Kanasugi, director general of the Foreign Ministry’s Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, and Biegun agreed that Japan, the United States and South Korea will continue to work closely together in addressing the North Korean issue, the ministry said in a statement.

19.08.2019 - 00:04 [ Xinhuanet ]

Over half of Japanese oppose sending SDF to Strait of Hormuz: Kyodo poll

The nationwide telephone poll, which was conducted on Saturday and Sunday, showed that 57.1 percent said Japan should not send the SDF to the region, while 28.2 percent said it should.

15.08.2019 - 14:35 [ Yonhap ]

(3rd LD) S. Korea expresses ‚deep concerns‘ over Abe’s offering to controversial war shrine

„The government expresses deep concerns over responsible leaders of the Japanese government and parliament sending offerings and paying respects again at the Yasukuni Shrine that glorifies Japan’s past colonial plunder and war of invasion and enshrines war criminals,“ Seoul’s foreign ministry said in a press release.

15.08.2019 - 14:20 [ KBS ]

Korea feiert 74. Tag der Unabhängigkeit

In Anwesenheit von etwa 1.800 Personen, darunter Präsident Moon Jae-in, sind 178 Unabhängigkeitskämpfer und deren Hinterbliebene mit Preisen und Orden ausgezeichnet worden.

Nach Angaben des Ministeriums für Inneres und Sicherheit sind die heutigen Zeremonien und Begleitprogramme zum 74. Unabhängigkeitstag und zum 70. Jubiläum der Regierungsgründung vom dem Leitthema „Frieden auf der koreanischen Halbinsel und in allen Ländern auf der Erde“ geprägt.

04.08.2019 - 18:49 [ IPPNW ]

Nie wieder Hiroshima und Nagasaki

Die ärztliche Friedensorganisation IPPNW erinnert anlässlich der Jahrestage der Atombombenangriffe auf die japanischen Städte Hiroshima (6. August) und Nagasaki (9. August 1945) an die katastrophalen humanitären Folgen von Atomwaffen.

01.08.2019 - 13:49 [ junge Welt ]

Japan: Ungeliebte Verfassung

Ihre wichtigste Forderung ist und bleibt die Totalrevision der verhassten Nachkriegsverfassung, deren Text seit 1947 unangetastet ist. Als erster Schritt würde ihnen eine kleine Änderung genügen, denn die könnte einen Revisionsprozess in Gang setzen, an dessen Ende die Streichung des Friedensartikels 9 stehen sollte, der Japan den Unterhalt von Streitkräften und das Führen von Kriegen verbietet. Ohne diese Verpflichtung könnte der Inselstaat endlich an die »Würde« des »glorreichen Reiches« während des Zweiten Weltkriegs anknüpfen.

24.07.2019 - 08:18 [ KBS.co.kr ]

Russland führte nach eigenen Angaben ersten Luftüberwachungseinsatz mit China in Asien-Pazifik-Region durch

Die strategischen Bomber des Typs Tu-95MS und zwei chinesische strategische Bomber des Typs H6-K seien eine geplante Route über neutralem Gewässer im Ostmeer und Ostchinesischen Meer abgeflogen, hieß es in einer Presseerklärung des Ministeriums.

24.07.2019 - 08:04 [ Yonhap ]

U.S. voices strong support for S. Korea, Japan after ‚airspace incursions‘ by Russia, China

„The United States strongly supports our ROK and Japanese allies and their responses to airspace incursions by Chinese and Russian aircraft,“ Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Dave Eastburn said in response to a query from Yonhap News Agency, referring to South Korea by its official name, the Republic of Korea.

24.07.2019 - 07:52 [ KBS.co.kr ]

USA nach Luftraumverletzung durch China und Russland auf Südkoreas und Japans Seite

Japan, das Anspruch auf Dokdo erhebt, ließ ebenfalls Kampfjets aufsteigen und spricht von einer Verletzung seines Luftraums.

Der Pentagon-Sprecher ließ mit seiner Formulierung offen, wessen Luftraum verletzt worden war.

23.07.2019 - 09:53 [ Reuters ]

Australia to create new Pacific military unit in bid to woo the region

Australia, which has pledged A$3 billion ($2.11 billion) in cheap loans and grants in a bid to arrest its slide in influence, has pledged to work with the United States, Japan and New Zealand to provide electricity to 70% of the PNG population by 2030.

21.07.2019 - 17:57 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Oberhauswahl: Japans Regierungspartei vor deutlichem Sieg

Auch wenn viele Japaner mit der Regierung unzufrieden sind, kann Ministerpräsident Abe offenbar einen deutlichen Wahlsieg verbuchen. Damit steigen seine Chancen, die pazifistische Verfassung zu ändern.

12.07.2019 - 09:25 [ Xinhua ]

Chinese military voices strong opposition to planned U.S. arms sales to Taiwan

Taiwan is an inalienable part of China. China’s firm opposition to U.S. arms sales to Taiwan is clear and consistent, Wu said.

The erroneous actions of the U.S. side seriously violate the one-China principle and the provisions of the three China-U.S. joint communiques, interfere in China’s internal affairs, harm China’s sovereignty and security interests, seriously endanger the development of bilateral and military-to-military relations, and seriously harm peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, he said.

12.07.2019 - 09:05 [ Focus.de ]

Korea-Konflikt – die tiefe Wurzel des Hasses: Die Schrecken der japanischen Besatzung

(7.4.2013)

Ihre Kolonie beuteten die Besatzer rücksichtslos aus: „Die Koreaner mussten landwirtschaftliche Erzeugnisse nach Japan liefern, ihre Rohstoffe hielten während des Zweiten Weltkriegs die japanische Rüstungsindustrie am Laufen“, sagt Liew. Viele hätten dort auch als Zwangsarbeiter in den Minen schuften müssen. Ein besonders dunkles und bis heute emotional befrachtetes Thema sei das Schicksal der sogenannten Trostfrauen – Koreanerinnen, die gezwungen wurden, den japanischen Soldaten als Prostituierte zur Verfügung zu stehen.

12.07.2019 - 09:00 [ Japan Today ]

U.S. in call seeks to ease dispute between S Korea, Japan

Japan said last week it would end expedited shipments of chemical compounds used by South Korean companies in the manufacture of microchips and smartphones.

Tokyo is angry at South Korean court rulings that Japanese firms must compensate forced laborers from Japan’s 1910-1945 rule of the peninsula.

12.07.2019 - 08:39 [ Yonhap ]

S. Korea dismisses UNC’s alleged push to include Japan as official member

According to sources, the UNC is seeking to include Japan as one of the UNC’s „sending states,“ a move likely to inflame public sentiment in South Korea amid renewed historical tensions with Tokyo.

Should Japan obtain the membership, it would pave the way for its military involvement in the event of an armed conflict on the Korean peninsula — a scenario unthinkable for many Koreans who harbor grievances stemming from Japan’s 1910-45 colonial rule.

27.06.2019 - 17:28 [ Daily Mail ]

Japan’s foreign minister reveals he has privately begged Boris and Hunt to avoid a No-Deal Brexit amid fears it will devastate the automotive industry

Japan’s Foreign Minister has warned that Britain leaving the EU without a trade deal could threaten the UK’s automotive industry.

Tarō Kōno today said that a No Deal exit would have ‚very negative‘ consequences for more than 1,000 Japanese firms operating in the UK.

27.06.2019 - 17:25 [ Asahi Shimbun ]

EU, Japan seek to push through trade deal before Brexit

(01.03.2018)

„It’s a very high priority that it enter force before the end of March 2019,“ he said at a conference at the CEPS think tank in Brussels, referring to the date when Britain is set to leave the EU.

If a deal entered into force before Brexit, it could apply automatically to Britain during a post-March 2019 transition period of around two years. Otherwise, it might not.

27.06.2019 - 17:22 [ BBC ]

Japan urges UK to avoid no-deal Brexit

He also doubted the UK could sign a new trade deal with Japan – or other nations – before leaving the EU.

„I don’t think so,“ said Mr Kono when asked if he thought it was possible, adding there would be „some kind of gap“ before a deal could be agreed.

26.06.2019 - 14:58 [ Japan Today ]

Trump eyes talks with Japan, China, Russia on sidelines of G20

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to hold bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of a two-day Group of 20 summit starting Friday in Osaka, a senior administration official said Monday.

24.06.2019 - 17:33 [ apnews.com ]

In Mideast, Pompeo seeks a global coalition against Iran

His stops in Jeddah and Abu Dhabi were hastily arranged late last week as additions to a trip to India from where he will join President Donald Trump in Japan and South Korea. But they were not announced until immediately before his departure in a sign of fast-moving and unpredictable developments.

24.06.2019 - 16:42 [ Asahi.com ]

ASDF scrambles jets after Russian bombers enter Japan’s airspace

(21.06.2019)

The Air Self-Defense Force scrambled fighter jets on June 20 after two Russian TU-95 bombers intruded into Japanese airspace on two separate occasions on the Pacific coast, the Defense Ministry said.

The ASDF jets were deployed from several bases to order the Russian bombers to leave Japanese airspace.

Foreign Ministry officials filed a formal protest with the Russian Embassy in Tokyo.

24.06.2019 - 05:08 [ KBS,co,kr ]

Präsident Moon bricht am 27. Juni zu G20-Gipfel in Japan auf

Präsident Moon Jae-in bricht am 27. Juni zu einem dreitägigen Besuch in Japan auf, um an dem G20-Gipfel am 28. und 29. Juni in Osaka teilzunehmen.

Das Präsidialamt teilte mit, dass Moon am Rande des G20-Gipfels zu bilateralen Spitzengesprächen mit dem chinesischen Präsidenten Xi Jinping und dem russischen Präsidenten Wladimir Putin zusammenkommen werde.

18.06.2019 - 18:22 [ South China Morning Post ]

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping confirm G20 meeting and restarting of US-China trade war talks

Trump tweets that he and Xi will meet at the G20 summit, while Xi is quoted as saying he will meet Trump to ‘exchange opinions’ on Sino-US relations
The two negotiating teams ‘will begin talks prior to our meeting’, Trump writes

18.06.2019 - 17:32 [ Korea Times ]

Xi’s visit to North

It is particularly noteworthy that Xi’s visit to the North is taking place right before the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, June 28 and 29. President Trump is expected to visit South Korea around the time of the G20 Summit for a meeting with President Moon Jae-in. Therefore, the key players in the denuclearization talks are gathering in this part of the world at the same time.

16.06.2019 - 09:24 [ Ryukyu Shimpo ]

Editorial: UN special rapporteur indicates freedom of expression in Japan in danger; infringing on freedom of expression is inexcusable

(07.06.2019)

The report also expresses concern over the pressure the government is applying on the protests against the new base construction in Okinawa, and advised against infringing on the freedom to demonstrate in opposition of public policy, and suggested the government cooperate with the protests and related journalism.

The new report once again criticizes the Japanese government, stating that almost none of the previous report’s recommendations have been implemented.

16.06.2019 - 09:17 [ Ryukyu Shimpo ]

“It could have been me”–participants of memorial and protest wear black, shed tears for woman killed by U.S. soldier

(02.06.2019)

“It could have been me…” At an emergency memorial and protest held June 2 to remember the murder of a woman by a serviceman in the U.S. Marine Corps in Chatan, Okinawa in April, participants prayed for the victim to rest in peace and confirmed the importance of thinking of the incident not as someone else’s sorrow but as an event directly involving each and every person in Okinawa.

16.06.2019 - 08:58 [ Asahi.com ]

‘Talk Caravan’ brings Okinawa base dispute to national level

(12.06.2019)

In a prefectural referendum in February, a decisive 72 percent of voters in Okinawa expressed opposition to the base relocation.

Tamaki’s pledge to halt the base transfer led to his overwhelming victory in the gubernatorial election last September.

14.06.2019 - 07:45 [ Japan Times ]

U.S. blames Iran for attacks on tankers, including one operated by a Japanese firm, near Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON/TOKYO – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the U.S. government blames Iran for attacks on two oil tankers — including one operated by a Tokyo-based company — near the Persian Gulf, casting it as the latest in a series of “provocative actions” that have sharply raised tensions in the region.

14.06.2019 - 07:44 [ Japan Today ]

Iran’s supreme leader tells Abe Trump ’not worthy‘ of a reply to message

„I do not see Trump as worthy of any message exchange, and I do not have any reply for him, now or in future,“ Iranian state media quoted Khamenei as telling the Japanese premier.

14.06.2019 - 07:40 [ intellinews.com ]

Japan’s Shinzo Abe arrives in Iran. Analysts ask what message he might bear from Trump

(12.06.2019)

Abe lately hosted Trump when he paid a state visit to Japan, with the US President encouraging Japan’s PM—the first Japanese leader to come to Iran in 41 years—to engage in some diplomacy between Washington and Tehran.

28.05.2019 - 10:50 [ Reuters ]

Trump expects Japan’s military to reinforce United States in Asia and beyond

Japan last year unveiled a plan to buy 45 more F-35 stealth fighters, including some B variants, worth about $4 billion, adding to the 42 jets it has already ordered.

25.05.2019 - 22:21 [ New York Post ]

Earthquake strikes Tokyo ahead of Trump’s visit to Japan

President Trump’s trip to Japan started with a bang – a magnitude-5.1 earthquake centered near the golf course where he and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are set to play golf Sunday.

The temblor, which rattled Tokyo just hours before Trump’s arrival, briefly halted nearby bullet trains, but did not derail the leaders’ plans for their first meeting of the four-day visit, which will take place at the Mobara Country Club in Chiba.

25.05.2019 - 18:18 [ Japan Today ]

Trump arrives in Tokyo; meets Japanese business leaders

U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, landed in Japan on Saturday on a largely ceremonial visit meant to showcase strong ties with Tokyo even as trade tensions loom.

25.05.2019 - 17:45 [ Daily Beast ]

John Bolton Says North Korea Missile Testing Violates UN Resolutions

National security adviser John Bolton said Saturday that sanctions against North Korea must be kept in place after the rogue country violated a United Nations Security Council resolution when it test-fired short-range missiles last week. The Associated Press reported that Bolton, speaking in Tokyo ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s state visit, also defended the U.S. seizure of a North Korean cargo ship May 14.

17.05.2019 - 16:26 [ Reuters ]

PM Abe says Japan wants to develop ties with Iran

Japan would like to maintain, and develop, its traditionally friendly ties with Iran, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday. At the start of a meeting in the Japanese capital, Abe also told Zarif that he was concerned about growing tension in the Middle East.

13.05.2019 - 11:50 [ Informationsstelle Militarisierung e.V. ]

Die Militarisierung Japans und das magische Jahr 2020

Japan ist seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg bekannt für seinen Pazifismus. Pazifistisch eingestellt ist ein Großteil der Bevölkerung und kriegsablehnende Elemente weist die japanische Verfassung seit Ende des Zweiten Weltkrieges auf. So lautet die weitverbreitete Annahme – Betonung auf Annahme. Tatsächlich nehmen militärische Handlungen und Reden seit geraumer Zeit zu. Dass sich die militärische Rhetorik verschärft, ist nicht neu, neu hingegen ist, dass Premierminister Shinzo Abe das Jahr 2020 zu einem magischen Jahr für die Militarisierung Japans gemacht hat.

03.05.2019 - 15:47 [ Radio.cz ]

Sicheres 5G-Netz? Experten diskutieren in Prag

„Es wird sehr darauf gedrängt, dass Hardware und Quellcode vor der Einfügung ins Netz getestet werden. So bekommt der jeweilige Staat einen besseren Überblick darüber, was in den Komponenten geschieht und was diese enthalten. Die Tests könnten in sicheren Speziallaboren angefertigt werden, das ist beispielsweise in Deutschland vorgeschlagen worden“, so Malý.

Die Frage der Sicherheit drängt auch hierzulande, denn im November sollen die Frequenzen für das 5G-Netz versteigert werden.

03.05.2019 - 15:40 [ Radio.cz ]

Prague conference seeks to find consensus on approaching 5G cyber threats

“Over the past several years we have seen a big growth in communication technologies and systems. This trend will continue with the fifth generation of networks known as 5G. It will fundamentally transform the way we communicate and live.”

Launching the government’s Prague 5G Security Conference on Thursday, Andrej Babiš emphasised the revolutionary nature of 5G.

03.05.2019 - 11:27 [ Außenministerium der Tschechischen Republik ]

Prague 5G Security Conference

May 2, 2019

9:00 am Start of the Plenary Session
9:15 – 9:45 am Welcome speech by Mr Andrej Babiš, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
9:45 am – 12:00 pm Welcome speech by Mr Tomáš Petříček, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
9:45 am – 12:00 pm National Perspectives on 5G Security with Q&A

May 3, 2019 1 pm – 2:30 pm Working Group Chairs to Report Findings to the Plenary

03.05.2019 - 11:20 [ Krone.at ]

Konferenz in Prag: Neue US-Warnungen vor 5G-Technologie von Huawei

„Wir sind der Ansicht, dass diese Infrastruktur einen Teil der (nationalen) Souveränität ausmacht“, sagte Steinman.
Der EU-Kommissar für die Sicherheitsunion, Julian King, betonte in einer Videoansprache …

03.05.2019 - 11:09 [ Reuters ]

Global security officials to hammer out united 5G security approach

Officials say they hope to conclude the meeting — attended by representatives from 30 European Union, NATO and countries such as the United States, Germany, Japan and Australia — with an outline of practices that could form a basis for a coordinated approach to shared security and policy measures.

26.04.2019 - 14:45 [ ORF.at ]

EU und Japan wollen noch enger zusammenarbeiten

„Unsere strategische Partnerschaft war niemals stärker“, betonte EU-Ratspräsident Donald Tusk, der bei dem Spitzentreffen gemeinsam mit Kommissionschef Jean-Claude Juncker die Europäische Union vertrat. „Japan ist der engste Freund und Partner in Asien und wird es auch bleiben.“ Der japanische Ministerpräsident Shinzo Abe sagte: „Die Beziehungen zwischen Japan und der EU vertiefen sich kontinuierlich.“

20.04.2019 - 15:43 [ teleSUR ]

US: Maine to Rename Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day

The bill has been endorsed by the policy director for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Maine branch, Oami Amarasingham, who strongly believes „it’s time to stop celebrating a man whose arrival brought death, disease, and slavery to hundreds of thousands, and start honoring the people who lived here long before.“

28.03.2019 - 04:12 [ The Left in the European Parliament / Twitter ]

Labour rights: The EU-Japan free trade deal #JEFTA aims to intensify competition in sectors such as car manufacturing & is likely to put downward pressure on job conditions & wages. The same problem is expected from JEFTA

(11.5.2018)

04.03.2019 - 15:57 [ Yonhap ]

Gov’t taps new ambassadors for China, Japan, Russia: sources

South Korea has named new ambassadors to China, Japan and Russia in a recent regular spring reshuffle of senior diplomats, as it seeks to bolster diplomacy for its peace efforts with North Korea, sources said Monday.

25.02.2019 - 06:06 [ historynet.com ]

Russia and Japan Set to Sign Treaty Ending World War II

(Februar / März 2009) Talk about a never-ending war. More than 60 years after World War II ended, Russia and Japan have restarted negotiations over a still-unsigned peace treaty that would finally bring a formal end to the war between the two countries.

25.02.2019 - 06:03 [ RT / Youtube ]

Russia rules out negotiating peace treaty with Japan on Tokyo’s terms

Russia’s Foreign Minister has ruled out negotiating a peace treaty with Japan on Tokyo’s terms. That after the Japanese premier told his parliament that was his aim.

11.02.2019 - 10:22 [ DL21 Bayern, die Linke in der BayernSPD ‏/ Twitter ]

So stimmte das EU-Parlament über JEFTA ab … Wir freuen uns, dass die bayerischen SPD-Europa-Abgeordneten Maria Noichl und Ismail Ertug dem sogenannten Freihandelsabkommen zwischen der EU und Japan, dem JEFTA-Abkommen nicht zugestimmt haben.

11.02.2019 - 10:11 [ Greenpeace EU ‏/ Twitter ]

#EUJapan trade deal #JEFTA comes into force today as Japan restarts commercial #whaling and refuses to ratify treaties against worker discrimination and forced labour. So much for #EUtrade commissioner @MalmstromEU promise to uphold ‚highest standards‘ for workers & environment!

(1.2.2019)