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Japanese Town Removes Memorial to Forced Korean Laborers

» by July 24th, 2014 at 3:49 am » Comments (0)

So is the local Japanese government inferring that forced labor of Koreans during World War II did not happen? Local authorities in Japan have demanded the removal of a monument in ...more »

Reported Negligence Leads to 4 Servicemembers Being Injured By Shooting

» by July 23rd, 2014 at 2:25 am » Comments (6)

I have never heard of a negligent discharge from a 9mm shooting four people?: The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is probing a shooting that injured four U.S. servicemembers at Camp Schwab ...more »

US Secretary of State Warns Japanese Prime Minister About Visiting North Korea

» by July 18th, 2014 at 9:15 pm » Comments (0)

I would be surprised if the Japanese did not give the US some advanced notification of a visit, but abducted Japanese citizens is still a big issue in Japan that ...more »

Is Prime Minister Abe An Authoritarian Sidestepping Democracy?

» by July 17th, 2014 at 3:38 am » Comments (2)

I did not like how Prime Minister Abe pushed through the reinterpretation of Japan's Constitution to allow it to deploy military forces to defend allies, but everything he is doing ...more »

Poll Shows that More Koreans View Japan as A Military Threat Than China

» by July 15th, 2014 at 8:40 am » Comments (7)

This just goes to show that either the wording of this survey was poor or that the people polled are really stupid in regards to the Chinese threat: What a difference ...more »

Public Pressure Causes Lotte Hotel to Cancel Japanese Military Event

» by July 11th, 2014 at 9:40 pm » Comments (5)

Why would the Japanese Embassy hold such event like this anyway in Korea? South Korea's high-end hotel chain Lotte Hotel canceled its plan to host a Japanese annual event marking the ...more »

General Dempsey Hosts Meeting With South Korean and Japanese Military Leaders

» by July 3rd, 2014 at 9:00 pm » Comments (0)

This is actually pretty significant that top Japanese and Korean military leaders were actually able to sit in a room together: The military leaders of the U.S. and Japan agreed on ...more »

Tweet of the Day: Differences in Courts

» by July 2nd, 2014 at 4:56 pm » Comments (1)

For those wondering about Japan's reinterp of const. war clause: its high court has nixed eight laws in six decades. US, about 600.— Erik Slavin (@eslavin_stripes) July 1, 2014 more »

Japanese Cabinet Reinterprets Constitution To Allow for Collective Self Defense

» by July 1st, 2014 at 7:16 am » Comments (4)

I do not have a problem with Japan want to contribute more militarily in the region, but I am skeptical of the way something as big as this was passed: [caption ...more »

Tweet of the Day: Japanese Security Shift?

» by June 29th, 2014 at 4:41 pm » Comments (3)

Japan ruling bloc near agreement on security shift, could allow military to help defend other nations: http://t.co/R8EEY7M5ev— Asian Correspondent (@AsCorrespondent) June 28, 2014 more »

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