Tag: Japan

Another Guilty Plea in Navy Corruption Ring

SAN DIEGO (CN) – A retired Navy lieutenant commander pleaded guilty to federal charges of overcharging the Navy for port services for U.S. ships and using some of the money “to treat Navy officials to lavish dinners, cocktails and entertainment,” federal prosecutors said. Edmond A. Aruffo, 45, who […]

Police say number of people in organised crime syndicates fell below 60,000 for first time on record last year

Membership of Japan’s yakuza crime gangs falls to all-time low Agence France-Presse in Tokyo theguardian.com,              Thursday 6 March 2014 07.25 EST                 Members of the largest yakuza group, the Yamaguchi-gumi, at a funeral in the 1980s. Photograph: AP The number of people belonging to Japan‘s notorious yakuza […]

Senior Navy intelligence officer ” China was training its forces to be capable of carrying out a “short, sharp” war with Japan in the East China Sea “

Pentagon plays down intelligence officer’s provocative China assessment Segment found at about 26:28 Source: Reuters – Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:31 AM Author: Reuters WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) – The Pentagon on Thursday played down remarks by a senior Navy intelligence officer who told a public forum that […]

China starts shooting Unit 731 documentary

(Xinhua) 08:01, February 20, 2014 HARBIN, Feb. 19 — Filming of a documentary about the atrocities of Japan’s notorious Unit 731 during World War II (WWII) began in the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin on Wednesday. The documentary entitled “731” will interview witnesses and scholars and disclose historical […]

US lead in science and technology shrinking

– U.S. and Europe has decreased, respectively, from 37 percent to 30 percent and from 26 percent to 22 percent. Press Release 14-022  Emerging economies shifting global S&T landscape Indicators is a widely-used resource, reporting on R&D trends, the STEM workforce, and more. Credit and Larger Version February 6, […]

Japan claims 280 uninhabited islands

Tokyo announces plan to register 280 isolated isles as state property, as National Security Council is launched, tightening Abe’s grip UPDATED : Wednesday, 08 January, 2014, 1:29am Kristine Kwok and Teddy Ng Japan claims 280 uninhabited islands Japan yesterday said it will accelerate the nationalisation of 280 uninhabited […]

Japan’s population falls by record 244,000 in 2013

National Jan. 02, 2014 – 06:20AM JST Japan’s population fell by a record 244,000 in 2013, according to health ministry estimates released on Wednesday, highlighting concerns over an ever-dwindling workforce supporting a growing number of pensionersAFP TOKYO — Japan’s population fell by a record 244,000 in 2013, according […]

China bitterly attacks Japanese prime minister over air zone remarks / “The Diaoyus are an inherent territory of China. Japan’s seizure and occupation of the islands are illegal and invalid”

China bitterly attacks Japanese prime minister over air zone remarks Shinzo Abe’s comments that Beijing is violating freedom of aviation are condemned as ‘malicious slander’ Staff and agencies in Beijing theguardian.com, Sunday 15 December 2013 00.02 EST   Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, […]

State media calls for ‘timely countermeasures’ against Japan over air zone “We are willing to engage in a protracted confrontation with Japan.”

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 30 November, 2013, 4:02am UPDATED : Saturday, 30 November, 2013, 5:56am Agence France-Presse in Beijing Japan and South Korea both said on Thursday that they had disregarded the air defence identification zone that Beijing declared last weekend, showing a united front after unarmed US B-52 […]

China scrambles military planes after US and Japan fly sorties into new zone

EEV: Read the Link to article at bottom – “japan-prime-target-chinas-new-air-zone-state-media” Tensions rise as US and Japan fly sorties and South Korea puts contested island in its own zone Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com PUBLISHED : Friday, 29 November, 2013, 10:26am UPDATED : Friday, 29 November, 2013, 11:49pm Chinese military aircraft were […]