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"Arms are the only true badges of liberty.  The possession of arms is the distinction of a free man from a slave." -- Andrew Fletcher 1698

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Japan Spent $20 Billion In Its Intervention To Support Yen MikeRivero Mon, 10/03/2022 - 07:56

One week ago, when the BOJ stunned the world in becoming the first central bank to step in and prevent currency collapse (just days before the BOE become the second one) through a massive open-market intervention - the first of its kind in 24 years - we asked "How many tens of billions $ did the BOJ just sell"

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said the US cynically calls Germany, Japan, South Korea and some other countries its allies, although it still essentially occupies them.

"The US has left a terrible imprint on the memory of the people in Korea and Vietnam. Barbaric carpet bombings, use of napalm and chemical weapons. It still essentially occupies Germany, Japan, South Korea and some other countries, but cynically calls them equal allies," Putin said at a ceremony for accepting four new territories into Russia.

Putin says U.S. created nuclear PRECEDENT by bombing Japan and vows to ‘smash’ the ‘satanic’ West: Rants that America is STILL occupying Germany, ‘Anglo-Saxons’ blew up Nord Stream and warns he’ll use ‘all forces’ to defend annexed Ukraine regions

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered a scathing speech toward the West
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US Vice President Kamala Harris is on a trip to Japan and South Korea, her first visit to Japan and her second to Asia since taking office early last year. Ahead of the US midterm elections in November, Harris has increased her attacks on China, something she has not stopped doing since arriving in Japan on September 26 for the state funeral of assassinated former leader Shinzo Abe.

Vice President Kamala Harris addressed US troops in Japan on Wednesday and said the US will continue to operate in the Taiwan Strait “undaunted and unafraid.”

Harris made the comments after attending the funeral of Shinzo Abe, the former Japanese prime minister who was assassinated in July. Her trip came at a time of soaring tensions between the US and China over the issue of Taiwan.

By definition, a midget submarine is less than 150 tons, has a crew of no more than eight, has no onboard accommodations, and mates with a mother ship to provide accommodations and other support. Works.

The Japanese Navy built at least 800 midgets in 7 classes, but only a fraction had any noticeable effect on the war. Their intended purpose was initially to be deployed in front of enemy fleets, but their actual use would be in port attacks and coastal defence.

China Mocks Japan and Britain as Dead Empires: Little Brothers of the U.S. MikeRivero Fri, 09/23/2022 - 09:27

China’s Global Times government newspaper expressed outrage on Wednesday at the fact that the prime ministers of Japan and Britain — Kishida Fumio and Liz Truss, respectively — made time to meet with each other at the United Nations General Assembly, dismissing both countries as “little brothers” of America.

Fukushima: Japan attempts to safely remove nuclear fuel from crippled reactors MikeRivero Fri, 09/23/2022 - 08:33

Nuclear experts pondering the safest way to decommission the three crippled reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi atomic energy plant have devised a new plan to recover highly radioactive debris at the site, with even anti-nuclear campaigners giving the proposal their qualified support.