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Fresh update on "japanese government" discussed on The Larry Elder Show
"He's the epitome of evil. Here's a story. Iranian severe protest response leaves at least 92 civilians dead. The Iranian police have cracked down on students at a prestigious university in Tehran as anti government protests continue to sweep the country, reports that a large number of students at Sharif university of technology were tramped trapped in a car park that had been surrounded by security personnel. In his first public comments, the supreme leader Ayatollah Ayatollah Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, AKA Satan, denounced the nationwide protests as riots that he claimed had been planned by the U.S. and Israel as well as their paid agents with the help of some traders. Iranians are brought close quote. So obviously, it's the big Satan and little Satan's fault. The United States and Israel, not the fact that these people are evil dictators, not the fact that their economy is in a, just in a downward spiral, has nothing to do with them, not the fact that they don't let women act like women aren't considered humans there. It has nothing to do with that the Ayatollah Khamenei. All right, so it's amazing. And people women that think they're oppressed here, men that think they're oppressed here. You're not. You're not. So that's a stark stark reminder. The RNC files a complaint alleging that Google sends GOP related emails to their spam to people's spam folders. They've done so with millions and tens of millions of emails just over the last few days leading up to the elections. There's no doubt that the big tech arm of the DNC is in full campaign mode. So keep that in mind. Make sure you continue to spread the word via your mouth. Make sure you take someone to the polls. We've got to keep up on that stuff. We can not let our feet off the gas. If you listen to my podcast yesterday, if you didn't, please check it out, Salem podcast network dot com B Carl Jackson show dot com or wherever you listen to your podcast. I think that we are going to have a red wave. We could potentially have a red tsunami. If we take heed to what the left is attempting to do by censoring us in silencing us and say, okay, if they're going to censor us in this way, I'm going to go speak to my neighbor. Face to face, right? We can bypass this lunacy and eventually crush these people. What I'm going to get to shortly is Biden visited Puerto Rico. I'm going to talk about that shortly. I'm going to also play a video for you. Even Jill Biden, if you watch the video, make sure you subscribe to our YouTube page and our rumble page so that you can see the video. But even Joe Biden, you can tell, if you look at her face, she was like, oh, she was trying to hold her tongue and her mouth and keep her face steel, but you could see in Joe Biden's expression like you can idiot just read the teleprompter and go on, but Joe Biden basically claimed that he is or he was raised with the Puerto Rican community. Yes, an all white Delaware pretty much. Biden was raised with the Puerto Rican community. I'm not sure exactly how that works out, but we'll get into it shortly. We have a video to play for you. Gabe is chomping at the bit to play the video because Gabe happens to be from guess what? You know where Puerto Rico. All right, so we'll talk about that a little bit, but the biggest thing that I want to talk about today is the death panels that have been set up that the unfortunately the Republicans aren't even talking about and we have to talk about that. Another couple of things a couple of more things in the news. North Korea fires up a possible ballistic missile over Japan. That's not good. North Korea fire what appears to be a ballistic missile over Japan. The country's Ministry of Defense said Monday, the government of South Korea confirmed that the Japanese government warned citizens to take shelter. The missile likely flew over Japan, but it is still unknown whether the missile fell into the sea. A government spokesperson said, no damage has been reported so far in a search is underway for debris. Officials are gathering information and will work with South Korea and the U.S.. All right, somebody better informed the vice president that South Korea is our ally and not North Korea, as she said over the weekend, oh my God. I hate to say it, but that lady is a complete and utter date. I do hate to say it because it said that someone in a position of power like Kamala Harris is such a, such a dent. I mean, seriously, I don't know, maybe she's just extremely smart when it comes to law. I don't know. I don't understand how she became the attorney attorney general of California. I don't know how that happened. How she became a senator, I actually get that 'cause there's a lot of politics and involved. And I know there's some I know there's rumors and seems to be confirmed that she slept around and slept her way up to the top. You know, whatever. But still, even if that's true, she doesn't seem to have the brain capacity to be in the vice presidency. She shouldn't be anywhere near The White House. People are absolutely right. I'm on this. I'm on this bandwagon now too. That lady should come, she shouldn't be allowed anywhere near The White House in no way shape or form. Another thing in the news Putin's nuclear train advances toward Ukraine, increasing the fears of escalation of war, and I told you yesterday, it's one of the things that I am concerned about leading up to the election because the Biden administration and the Democrat party are so desperate, I don't doubt. That isn't to say that Putin is an evil, all right? Two things could be happening at the same time. Putin could be completely evil and insane. I don't think he's insane. I just think he's evolving calculated. And also Biden could be intentionally inching towards a war himself wanting to bring NATO in wanting to look like the hero wanting to crush crush Putin, not because he necessarily wants a foreign policy win, but because he and the Democrat party are more concerned about a domestic win in the midterm elections. Unfortunately, that's the way that Democrats work. They don't look at foreign policy in the long term. They look at foreign policy and think, how can I use foreign policy to get me reelected this year? That's the way Democrats look at foreign policy. That's why they're foreign policy is a complete and utter mess..
Fresh update on "japanese government" discussed on Jim Bohannon
"At Jimbo talks and thank you for being with us on the program tonight. As there have been more saber rattling or rocket rattling, if you will, from North Korea and Charles De Ledesma has more on North Korea firing a ballistic missile over Japan. The launch is the most provocative weapons demonstration by the north this year, as it ramps up a missile test to build a full fledged nuclear arsenal experts say the test threatens U.S. allies and the American homeland with the goal of resting outside concessions. This missile is estimated 2800 mile flight is the longest by hanging North Korean missile, though the north has previously launched other potentially longer range weapons at high angles to avoid neighboring countries. I'm Charles De Ledesma. And let's talk a bit about that tonight in the first portion of our program with Bruce klingner, senior research fellow at the Asian studies center of the heritage foundation good evening Bruce. Well, thank you for having me. I'm certainly not one to make any apologies for the North Koreans, but I suppose technically we should take note of the fact that the portion of that missile test which passed over Japan found that missile not buzzing rooftops, but it was actually in space at the time, so I guess there is that distinction to be noted. Exactly. The Japanese government did issue warnings to some of the prefectures in Japan that were near the overflight kind of warning them to take shelter. These are like provinces, right? Exactly. And then even I think they stopped some of the bullet trains going there. But that was more in case the missile had malfunctioned and debris had rained down. There was no sense that it was an imminent attack or that it was very low level. It was up, as you mentioned up in space. I must confess that I have reached the point where I read one of these headlines and I say, okay, you're yanking her chain again. Wake me when you've got something important to say. I mean, I'm not sure that the North Koreans are aware of this and they don't seem to be aware of a lot. But you yank our chain too many times and we just frankly say, you know, get back to moon, you have something important to say. But just acting like a spoiled child, isn't going to get much of a response from us. Now, am I being too cynical or is that realistic? Well, you fit right in with the Korea watcher community. That is sort of what we've all noticed is a few years ago when the missile launchers were infrequent or when it was the first time of specific missiles being launched. It would generate a lot of attention by not only the governments, but the media and a lot of interest. But then as North Korea has since the collapse of the U.S. North Korea summit back in 2019 has just really gone on a binge of missile launching. It has become almost routine. It doesn't get the attention that in the media as it used to. And obviously other stories such as Ukraine and hurricanes and COVID have pushed North Korea to the back pages. So yeah, this particular missile, which is called a hua San 12. It was launched earlier in the year as well. And then 6 times in 2017. So it's not the first time we've seen this. And this is actually the third time it's overflown Japan. The first two flights were in 2017. Now this is, I think, what we used to call an intermediate range, ballistic missile, and is to say roughly 1500 miles in range, would that be accurate? Exactly. It is an intermediate range. So it wouldn't be designed really to attack South Korea or Japan, but most likely U.S. bases in Guam, which is a very critical note of our defense of the indo Pacific region. And North Korea has lots of other missiles longer range intercontinental for attacking the United States as well as a number of short and medium range, which would be to attack South Korea and Japan. So the problem is if we do get sort of lackadaisical about yet another missile launch, but all of these launches have been used to either develop new missiles or to sort of exercise their war plan. So in the last couple of years, they've developed and demonstrated a dozen or more new short medium range missiles. Each one more capable than its predecessors. Some of them even have maneuverable warheads that might be able to evade allied ballistic missile defenses, which is something new. So even though it does seem routine sort of they do steadily improve and augment their nuclear as well as their missile arsenal. Do we even know for a fact that their nuclear weapons can fit atop a missile warhead? They have the U.S. and South Korean Japanese intelligence community and military have long assessed that the North Koreans have nuclear weapons for their tactical nuclear weapons or tactical missiles. And then for the ICBM, we know that they can range the entire continental United States. Now they haven't demonstrated the reentry vehicle capability so that it goes out in outer space and then survives the heat and the pressure of reentry into the Earth's atmosphere. But they've been working on it for a number of years and the intelligence community assesses that. Yeah, they probably do have working warheads not only for the intercontinental but all the other ranges. It seems to me that our policy toward North Korea and from the moment they showed ambitions of obtaining nuclear weapons has been, oh, let's be nice now. Let's talk them out of it. Come on, guys. Don't go doing a bad thing here. Let's be reasonable. And we have waited and waited and waited and waited and waited until we were sure that they actually posed a nuclear threat, and then our policy suddenly became, well, too late to do anything now. They're a nuclear power. Even though they're not much of one, but you have some weapons. I mean, it was almost as if let's do everything in our power to make sure that they become a nuclear power so we can throw up our hands and say, well, golly, it's too late to do anything. I mean, I'll be honest with you. I am a firm believer that we should have when we could have launched a preemptive strike. I really am. I mean, you could see this coming. This monstrosity, this is the pack of savages leading an entire country, we're going to get to the point where we're at today and then beyond it. And we're going to ask somebody at that time will ask, how did we get here? Well, that's simple, because we chose to get here. Call me a warm up. Or tabletop exercises when I was in the intelligence community. And even before we assessed that they had nuclear weapons, the estimates for any kind of conflict on the Peninsula were hundreds of
"I don't think he's bluffing": Zelenskyy says Putin's nuclear threats "could be a reality"
"Spokesman has expressed the country's grave concern regarding Russian threats to use nuclear weapons At a press conference in Tokyo chief cabinet secretary here are cars who matsuno says as the world's only country to have suffered nuclear attacks we strongly demand that the threat or use of nuclear weapons by Russia should never happen He also announces an additional ban by the Japanese government of the export of materials there may be used for chemical weapons to 21 Russian organizations
EXPLAINER: Why is China so angry over UN report on Xinjiang?
"China's denounced a long delayed UN report that was released over its protest The documents says the government's arbitrary detention of Uyghurs and other mostly Muslim ethnic groups in the western region of Xinjiang may constitute crimes against humanity Now in a sternly worded protest the UN posted with its report China's diplomatic mission in Geneva says it firmly opposes the release of the UN assessment human rights groups and the Japanese government have welcomed the report which has become caught up in a tug of war between China
"japanese government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"What we know as far as Japanese government confirming that the experiment is there has indeed been shot. He is in hospital at the moment with the condition described as being critical and at the same time we do not know exactly how or should we say what his actual condition is, according to the government themselves, but at a political event in the city of Nara apparently shot twice with a shotgun of some three meters away from a gunman who has now been taken into custody and arrested a slender. That's right, unconscious, unresponsive, according to some reports, the men who attacked Abe has been arrested according to NHK and we also know rich that promises fumiyo kushida is now returning to Tokyo that's according to GG reports. Of course, again, breaking news that Japanese prime minister former Japanese prime minister Abe has been shot at a political event that's been confirmed by the government. A check on how markets are faring in Asia with Juliette Sully jewels. To get through the movements. Yes, of course, it's kind of hard to look at markets when we have got such horrible news coming through, but we have certainly been seeing a pickup coming through in the Yan bear in mind. This was already trading higher against the dollar and of course pretty range bound ahead of the U.S. jobs report coming through as well. But a spike of about a third of 1% now against the greenback. We had an interesting call coming through from dire that you could actually see some more moves coming through in the yen during London's trade because Abe is well more well known than prime minister kushida and of course the abenomics focus in terms of what that could mean for traders really trying to price in this terrible news that we are following here. Let's look as well at what we are seeing in terms of some of the other reaction, particularly when it comes to volatility. We've certainly been seeing that spike. We've seen the nikkei volatility index off the earlier highs of around 3%, but still up by about 1.3%. And certainly a pairing of some of those earlier gains coming through in Japan's nikkei index and some weakness coming through in terms of the futures as well. Rich and how you were talking earlier to yes but from manics he was saying this is not how Japan's society normally functions. This is going to take people by a lot of surprise and of course it could actually see prime minister kushida get that easier two thirds majority in the elections over the weekend. When it comes to the more broad risk on rally, still following what we've seen on Wall Street that best session in two days and of course what else is propelling market sentiment here in the region is those reports of 220 billion stimulus with early bond sales from China. So more broadly, it has been a risk on session across Asia, rich, but we're continuing to watch our volatility, and of course, is strength coming through in the yen as we react to this news about the former prime minister Abe rish. And absolutely this shooting taking place in the country which has strict very strict gun laws, in fact, in Tokyo in 2021, they were zero incidents of gun violence. We have, of course, this story the way of following other top stories we're following globally. Joining us now is Bloomberg Giroud already in a looking at the latest coming out of the city of Nara, China economy editor James omega in Beijing and our global economics and policy editor Katherine Hayes in New York, let's start off with youga road and at the moment this event in Japan certainly taking the world by surprise, not of course, Japan by surprise here as well. What is the latest? What do we know thus far? Yeah, absolutely extraordinary shocking moment when the most shocking moments I can recall in covering Japanese news. We know right now that as you mentioned at the top of the hour that the government has confirmed that Abe has been shot, they did not confirm his condition. Other reports have indicated that he is in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest. That means that he was found without vital signs and one thing that we should note here is only a doctor in Japan can pronounce someone dead so that is typically the language used by police to describe someone who has been found without vital signs at the scene. In terms of we know that a man has been arrested in terms of motivation or what could possibly be behind this attack, we don't know. We also don't fully know about the weapon that was reports about a shotgun other reports coming out of the scene indicates that it may be something more primitive, something possibly even something possibly even a homemade. So there's so much right now that we don't know, but as I say, is just an absolutely extraordinarily shocking event. Growed this incident happening ahead of the upper House elections on Sunday. How might this play out? Might there be an impact? It's very hard to tell. I think at the moment the LDP was expected to have a fairly easy path to victory, whether the parties who were in favor of constitutional reform got the two thirds majority that they were seeking was expected to be one of the side stories. Within that, I would speculate that at the moment that potentially this incident would lead to a rallying more support behind the LDP. Of course, kishida and Abe, you know, somewhat rivals within different factions within the LDP, but I would expect that if it has an impact, it would lead to more of a groundswell of support maybe for the ruling party. Please hold that thought, no doubt will be revisiting this awful topic with you later. We will also got other news that we're waiting as well, not least U.S. economic data too. We're looking at the non farm payrolls report out later expected perhaps as she job growth a bit slower. Would that be a red flag for the economy Kathleen Because ultimately, if you don't
"japanese government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"There are in many parts of Asia Japanese governments have said in various terms that they view the security of Taiwan as a strategic interest So if things really kick off a Japan will absolutely be part of the story What's happening militarily on the islands Well there are two things happening One is Japan is an increasingly strong military power Military spending in Japan has increased dramatically over the last decade or two and will continue to do so And the other thing is as the U.S. pivots more of its security strategy toward containing China a huge amount of that investment ends up in Japan overall and particularly in places like Okinawa which has something like 70 U.S. Military bases on one island if you can imagine that So really this is the front line of geopolitical conflict Yeah one of the things that interests me about the story was a parallel with Germany which obviously Germany has had no military spending since World War II Now it's established that it will be a big presence One of the surprising elements to me about this is Japan It was sort of in a similar role except that spending his increased as has its alliance in the U.S. So how is that played out domestically in recent years in Japan Well so Japan under its post war constitution which was actually drafted by the U.S. Military has a clause that says in as many words Japan will not have armed forces That has never really been observed It's always in the post war era had a military that military is now growing increasingly well funded increasingly oriented toward containing China in very forceful ways Should the need arise That was Bloomberg's Matt Campbell along with business week editor Joel Weber Coming up coach Kate spade Stuart weitzman you've heard of those brands right Yeah I have All right well they are all under the Tapestry umbrella and they weighed in with their latest quarterly update and also talked about the outlook We're.
"japanese government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Very hot reading on the cost of living here in the U.S. as CPI up 6.2% in the month of October That's compared to last year This rate is the fastest that we have seen since about 1990 it triggered big moves in the rates market also the dollar as well Ten year treasury jumping about 12 basis points we are just under one 55 Now because of a market holiday in the states tomorrow Veterans Day which will be a banking holiday the equity market will trade We will not have trading in U.S. sovereign debt today in the Tokyo session Now the CPI report essentially upended bets not only on the timing of fed rate increases but also on the schedule for that tapering of asset purchases the equity market was down information tech in particular very hard hit NASDAQ composite today down more than 1.6% In the broader market we had weakness in the S&P a drop of 8 tenths of 1% and the Dow today down nearly 7 tenths of 1% As long as we are speaking of inflation in Japan producer prices up 8% in October that's year over year hotter than forecast and we also want to let you know that the nikkei is reporting The Japanese government is planning subsidies for upgrades to chip factories in Japan We also heard a short while ago from the governor of the bank of Korea he was saying the Korean economic trend is in line with expectations exports continued to grow steadily and domestic consumption has quickly improved given some of the easing on social distancing rules in Korea Right now in the opening moments though the Cosby is down nearly 9 tenths of 1% The KK dropping two tenths of 1% and in Sydney the ASX 200 weaker by more than half of 1% Another look at markets in about 15 minutes Jules Well Disney reported disappointing growth in subscribers for its Disney+ streaming service the platform gaining 2.1 million customers in the fourth quarter It brings a global total to just above 118 million The missed part of a broadly disappointing quarter profit declining at Disney's film and TV businesses CEO bob chapek is the next big push is local content We announced that our last investor day that we expect our total content expense to be between 8 and $9 billion in fiscal 2024 And we will now be increasing that investment further with the primary driver being more local and regional content And Disney shares have fell by about 4% in late trade China ever grand appears to have avoided another default or it seems that way here is Bloomberg's right shall butt The developer has made.
"japanese government" Discussed on The Peter Schiff Show Podcast
"The japanese are not dependent on the world to finance japanese government dead. The japanese have a very high domestic savings rate and so domestic savers are able to finance japanese government. Meanwhile the japanese government owns a lot of us treasuries. The japanese government is the largest creditor so a lot of that debt that the japanese had was incurred loaning money to the us government so the japanese government has all of these bonds that he can cash in to pay down that debt because the japanese government mayo the japanese people but the us government owes the japanese government. The us is not sitting on a stockpile of japanese government bonds. The japanese government doesn't owe the. Us government is the us government. That does the japanese government but again the bigger difference is that americans are dependent on the kindness of strangers. We need foreigners to buy our bonds and that puts us in a far more vulnerable position than the japanese and so just because they can have a certain level of debt. Japan without a crisis doesn't mean that we can do the same thing here and by the way it also doesn't mean that the japanese aren't going to be dealing with their own debt crisis at some point in the future is just that. I think the japanese have a much longer rope with which to hang themselves. The problem is nobody really knows how short are rope is but pretty soon. We'll be dangling at the end of it but yellen would not commit to a dollar level or a percent of gdp at which. She thought that the high debt would be a problem. She did say that the debt we have today not a problem and it is not irresponsible or reckless. And again she is hiding behind the low debt service costs as the reason that it's not a concern. She keeps saying that we can handle all this debt because interest rates are so low and she expects them to stay low for the foreseeable future but nobody is really putting the question to her. What if she's wrong. What if these economists who expect low rates are wrong. A lot of times things happen that you don't expect what if we're on the verge of moving from a low interest rate environment to a high interest rate environment. What if it's not inflation that's transitory. But what if it was the low interest rate environment that was transitory. And now it's over and we are moving into not even a normal rate environment but a high rate environment which would make more sense. Pendulums tend to swing in both directions and if we've gone from really really low rates chances are we're going to swing over to really really high rates. We're not just can arrest over in the middle especially if you look at what's going on with inflation look at what's going on with prices everywhere. Get not just in the us. But all across the world we're seeing elevated inflationary pressures so it's not just in the us that interest rates are going to be rising all across the globe and this is going to be the biggest problem for the biggest debtors. And that's the united states. We have been the primary beneficiary of these artificially low interest rates. We're also going to be more adversely affected by increasing rates. So we were the biggest gainers when rates were low..
Apple App Store Changes Fail to Stem Push for Overhaul Bill
"Peace offerings and settlements between apple and developers won't stop congressional moves against app stores couple of weeks ago apple announced a proposed settlement with smaller developers. Perhaps the biggest concession offered by apple was the one that would let developers use communications such as email to share information about payment methods outside of their ios app. A few days later apple settled with the japanese government that settlement included a pledge to let reader apps such as net flex and spotify. And who knows. Maybe some that actually involve reading under terms of the settlement apple will let reader apps include an in napa linked to their website for users to either setup or managing account and sign up using a non app store. Payment method will be possible according to a piece from macrumors. Maybe they think it's not enough. Maybe they just wanna look tough. Whatever the reason the piece from apple and cider has at least one. Us senator saying legislation up ending up stores. Run by apple and google will go forward last month. A bipartisan group of senators introduced the open up. Markets act speaking the bloomberg one of the. Bill's sponsors senator. Amy klobuchar democrat of minnesota. Said though apple is taken some small steps to respond to criticism of its anticompetitive conduct. They did not go. Nearly far enough there is growing momentum to pass the open up. Markets act to finally address apple and google twin monopolies. And i will continue working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get it done. You didn't ask but i'll tell you anyway. What annoys me is. They're gonna point to this as a thing that they got done
"japanese government" Discussed on The Last American Vagabond
"Pull these back for contamination. we've also seen people die but it turns out there. Are there reporting. It was stainless steel. Now maybe that's what it is. Maybe something else i mean. That's what they want you to think it is at the end of the day. Doesn't this already vindicate all these people that were having things stick to them at least at least give the possibility that that's what it could have been right. I'm not saying that's what it was or if it doesn't even matter at this point in the context of what we're talking about but it's crazy housing the points. I guess take away. How many things can be so aggressively dismissed. Like how that guy who's arguing ivermectin is dangerous can be censored. Because they're just like anything and get it out of here like just censor at all because we're maniacs. The any discussion objective or not about whether things were sticking or whether there was something in there were sensor steak news and dangerous well here. We are getting valid. Information verified by the japanese government that in fact there was something in there. That could make that happen ridiculous. This keeps happening and nobody in that side of the argument can reflect on how they're continuing still to blindly trust the narrative why it says a third person in japan has died. After receiving a journa- kobe nineteen jab from vaccine acts that was found to be contaminated with stainless steel. So they tell us what it says. The contamination received extra media attention. After japan's health ministry announced that two men aged thirty eight thirty had died in august within days of receiving the modern injection and they suspend those laws it says in the latest case the forty nine year old man who was inoculated for the second time august eleventh with madonna was down dead the following day on tuesday. To kita and modern reiterated. The metallic particles would be unlikely to increase medical risk or cause adverse reactions beyond those local side of injection.
With Muted Ceremony and Empty Stadium, Tokyo Olympics Begin
"Protesters face off with police outside the national stadium at the opening ceremony for the Tokyo twenty twenty Olympic Games was about to begin the stock demonstrates is moving forward to the stadium one officer shouting into a megaphone since it's dangerous please do not push the anti games will be hold up placards stop the Olympics no Olympics and cancel the Olympics save lives the games largely without spectators are going ahead as the international Olympic committee and the Japanese government faced strong opposition within the host nation I'm Charles so that's my
"japanese government" Discussed on KPRC 950 AM
"Read the stories about it, you can read about the confusion this caused in the Japanese government. Wait. What do you mean, total surrender That. I don't want to negotiate at all. No, no, no, no, We don't negotiate anything now. You will come bow before me and do whatever I tell you to do after I'm done crushing your nation. That's how you win wars. That's how you win wars. That must be our mentality change you and I We have 80 9100 years of cultural wars. We have to win in order to get this country back on track where it needs to be. That's not bad news. That's good news. What that means is you're never going to see the end of it. So you just learn to take pleasure in the struggle right? Just learned to take pleasure in the fight. That's not a bad thing. That's a good thing. Rest. It is said that final victory. Think aside You're not gonna live long enough for that. No other mind. We don't have a chance at that. Set that aside. The truth is this We must have a killer instinct going forward. When you were leftists, opponent gets down or suffers a setback. That is not time for you to sit back and pour a gigantic glass of bourbon and smile to yourself and say that man What mighty conquers. We are no. You stop the killer from getting in your house once you didn't win anything. That was necessary. You're not dead. Good for you. You don't win until he's gone. Or has changed his mind. It's not enough to play defects. Play offense. Change your mentality. That's what you and I must do going forward. I'm gonna talk to Lee Smith. Next. He sees a real connection with all these street radical groups. Let's talk to him about it. E. I hated Trying to quit dipping. It's not just trying to get off of the addiction. I had to it. It wasn't just that I'll be honest. Felt like a failure. Lots of the time. It's not the worst feeling in the world, would you? You're trying something, and especially if it's something, right. You know. I'm going to stop. I'm gonna I'm gonna stop cussing. And then you end up saying a bad word. And you think to yourself, man. I'm a huge, weak willed failure. That's what it was like for me when I was trying to quit dipping. I just couldn't get it right. I tried cold turkey. I tried the set. Stupid patch. I tried the gum. I tried sunflower seeds. I tried everything. I couldn't get it. Truth is, I just wasn't trying the right things wasn't my fault. Jakes Menchu. That's the right thing. Tobacco Free and nicotine free..
Japan Says US Travel Warning for Virus Won't Hurt Olympians
"Japan's says a US travel warning on the virus well to hook Olympians the Japanese government has been quick to deny the U. S. warning for Americans to avoid traveling to Japan would have an impact Olympians wanting to compete in the press button Tokyo games U. S. officials cited a surge in corona virus cases in Japan cool spot virus variants that may even be risks the vaccinated people who didn't benefit comes from visiting Japan with a warning this could affect insurance rates I'm with the Olympic athletes all the participants decide to join the games that begin July twenty three I'm Charles through this month
South Korean Court Rejects Suit Against Japan Over Sexual Slavery
"Court in South Korea has dismissed a case against the Japanese government brought by victims of sexual slavery during World War two. NPR's Anthony Kuhn is in Seoul. The judge ruled that Japan enjoys sovereign immunity and cannot be the object of a civil lawsuit. The same court ruled in January that sovereign immunity does not apply to crimes against humanity. And ordered Japan to pay the victim's reparations. Historical feuds, including this one helped keep ties between the U. S. Is main allies in Northeast Asia Tense
Japan to Start Releasing Radioactive Water From Fukushima
"Government announces plans for water from a wreck. Nuclear power plant 10 years after Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant was destroyed in an earthquake and tsunami, the Japanese government says it's decided to release treated radioactive water from the facility into the Pacific Ocean. Japan says it's not safe to continue storing the water on that similar processes happen elsewhere. China says the plan is irresponsible and South Korea causes unacceptable
US sanctions 24 China and Hong Kong officials ahead of talks
"After China passed new rules giving it more control over Hongkong's elections. The 14 individuals being sanctioned include Chinese senior legislative officials. These officials helped pass or implement new rules approved in Beijing this month that give Beijing much more control over who can run and Hongkong's elections. That brings the number of Chinese and Hong Kong officials. The U. S a sanction to 24. The sanctions are designed to punish those who undermine Hongkong's limited autonomy from mainland China. Those measures were taken after China passed in national security law that has led to dozens of arrests in Hong Kong and made political dissent. They're effectively impossible Emily Fang. NPR NEWS Beijing court in Japan has ruled that the Japanese government's ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional.
Calls mount for the embattled Tokyo Olympics boss to step down
"News. The head of the Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee is expected to resign after making sexist comments. This want outrage in Japan. Yoshiro Mori, a former prime minister had said women talk too much. From Tokyo. His Rupert Wingfield Hayes 83 year old Yoshiro Mori first apologized and then said he withdrew the comments unconditionally. The Japanese government declared the matter closed, but they had not reckoned on the huge local and international backlash against Mr Mori. Around 400 Olympic and Paralympic Volunteers quit and Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka condemned Mr Morrie's words, calling them ignorant. Then on Wednesday, the head of Toyota, one of the biggest Olympic sponsors, weighed in calling Mr Murray's comments regrettable and out of keeping with Toyota's values that may have been the final
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"Japanese government said Friday that it's determines that the Tokyo Olympics will go ahead as planned this summer following an unconfirmed report in the Times of London that cancelation of the games might be imminent. More about the games from this weekend's Jennifer Krauchanka, organizer's of the Tokyo Olympics face a long list of obstacles as they attempt to carry out the postpone games in just six months. As Rachel Bachman of The Wall Street Journal tells us it's not just a rising co big cases around the world. That's a problem. Rachel. What are some of the issues for the summer games? Well, the real question right now is how quickly the vaccine the coroner, virus vaccine can be distributed around the world and Who will take it. So it seems a little bit surprising was surprising to me that there are some people the Japanese public who are skeptical about vaccines because of Um previous vaccines that had problems and so nearly a third of the Japanese public said in October that they would not take a covert vaccine, and Dr Fauci has said that is a zoo, much as 90% of the population would need to take it in order to Really inflate the public, so they're not just concerned about the athletes coming in. They're just trying to deal with covert in their own country First, that's right. But they really you know, because of the short time frame and six months is a fairly short time frame in terms of planning the Olympics. You really need to address all these things at once? Vaccinations have not yet begun in Japan, even among people who will take them s so that certainly is a concern of the clock ticks. They're also our concerns in the U. S. You know, because of the American sort of Patrick system of the state by state distribution. It's very difficult to figure out how U S athletes might be vaccinated because it depends on where they live and what the policies are in their in their state and what access they have to vaccines. Um, So there's no current road map to vaccinating American athletes for the Olympics, either. Rachel. I was stunned by the numbers in your story about how many people in Japan are opposed to holding the games at all. Those were some staggering statistics. Yeah. Yeah, You know, roughly 80% of the public, says the Olympics. Cannot or should not go on in July, when they're scheduled to start. Olympic organizers had said that they will not postpone the games again. You know they've already been postponed one year S so they said that essentially if they can't hold them then and they won't acknowledge that publicly. Now that that's a possibility. Then they won't hold them in all these Tokyo games, at least not, um, you know, in the next couple of years The stakes are very high. Ah lot of revenue for not on the International Limpet Committee but Olympic committees around the world. Relies on this revenue from games mainly from broadcast rights and to a lesser extent on sponsorship, So whether these games go off or not as scheduled Um, really will determine to a large extent that the fate of Olympic committees and Olympians around the world in the near future we're speaking with Rachel Bachman of the Wall Street Journal. Rachel, is it Up to Japan to say no, We absolutely won't do this. Can they unilaterally say no summer games? Well, it's you know, these decisions tend to be made, you know, in partnership with the International epic Committee, however, you know if if someone in the Japanese government says no, we will not do this, You know, sort of like someone Was invited someone over to their house, saying, I'm not gonna let you in. You know, it's a little difficult for the IOC to say we're going. We're going to show up anyway, Right? You know, Japan is the host nation and It's got to be willing to do this to accept, you know, over 10,000 Olympic athletes over 15,000 athletes, including Paralympians on DOF course, their coach's support staff and so on and so forth, so Japan really needs to be a willing participants in these games. Rachel you mentioned earlier the patchwork vaccinations in the United States. Do we know how training is going for the U. S athletes at this point? Well, it's they're doing better than they were at the start of the pandemic when you know virtually all training centers. No universities in a lot of athletes used to train were closed down completely, and people really had to get makeshift with their workouts. Most people can find places to train now, but what's happening is Because you know, in part because of this more contagious strain that's starting to circulate. Athletes tend to be shying away from things like team camp so they might have to travel to another state and gather with other people to train or even, you know, preliminary competitions that they might usually use to sharpen their skills in a non secure Summer, shying away from those thinking, you know, maybe it's not worth the risk of getting infected, too. You know, T take that step, so they tend to be sort of sticking close to home to train a lot of them, and it's difficult to say what the impacts of that might be on the games that they go off. This weekend's Jennifer Could Shankar with Wall Street Journal Sports reporter Rachel Bachman 30 minutes now after the hour on this weekend. 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"Seattle at 10 36. Here's Rick van sites with an interview from earlier today. Well yesterday afternoon and evening. We were talking about news that Japan apparently was not going to be able to have the Olympics in Tokyo because the pandemic Well, Japan saying, Yeah, that's not really the case. A B C's Alex Stone joining us now on the coma news line, Alex sort all this out. Where do things stand? Well, hey, it's a good question Regulate. We don't know you got Japan at this point, saying that they are going forward and The Times of London, reporting that the Japanese government has concluded privately that the Olympics have to be called off the because a cove it and that the focus right now is secretly on Securing the games for Tokyo and 2032 the next date that is open for US City two to pick it up. Now this is something that Japan is flat out. Denying today this is Japan's National Olympic Committee ahead shouldn't still total on. He's saying that it's a complete lie, and they plan to go forward with the games. But For a number of issues. At this point, there is a belief that they would need to vaccinate the country's 127 million citizens. They are nowhere near that they're not getting the vaccine even relatively soon, until likely the end of next month. Because of red tape, then how low the athletes get vaccinated in time, then do they prioritize over the elderly and those who may need it more in some countries to get athletes vaccinated. What about poor countries? That may not get the vaccine in time? Then do Richer countries end up going to the Olympics. Spectators all of that so many unknowns. Sebastian Coe is president of World Athletics. He says they do plan to have the Olympics. As of right now, overall objective is, of course to deliver the games, but in the safe And secure environment, and that includes the athletes, but it also includes local communities. Any fifth year will be different. This is going to be a games that looks different probably feels differently. There'll be discussions about Spec pages. That's that's inevitable ever worked the W H O we is helping to advise and they say right now, so much remains unknown that they say yeah, that they want the world to be able to come together and say. Look, we're able to get through this, but they don't know. And they say All of that has to be brought into account today, Japan's prime minister, saying he has determined to have the Olympics in some form. But those sources telling the Times of the aim right now is did at saving face and and finding a way to cancel the games that that they know what they've got to do, but that nobody wants to make that announcement. And right now they're just kind of holding on thinking. Maybe the vaccine will do really well. Or maybe numbers will decline. But the reality is that according to the reporting that behind the scenes that they know what they're gonna have to Theo. So much unknown about this Alex and even if they were able to pull it off, But you would think that some athletes might say is we've seen in pro sports, You know, I'm just not going to participate. That's got to be worried, too. Yeah, you know, he really is or some countries pulling out altogether, which that was going to be the fate of the games. If they were held last summer, the countries were beginning to say no. Then you have polling in Japan 80% of people in Japan, saying the Olympics should not be held this summer and They feel like it needs to go away. So you've got the public sentiment added into the rumors of what's going on behind the scenes, and it doesn't look very promising. But as of now The Japanese government and the Olympic officials there saying yes, there will be games of their planning on it. But if it's really going to happen, nobody knows and you talk about the IOC. Is that the final arbiter of all this, Alex, will they make the final decision? Well, I mean, it will play a role. But, you know, I think a lot of it is going to come down to Japan and what they're feeling in that moment with the IOC what the individual Olympic federations are feeling what health officials were saying. There's a lot of people involved and, you know, you think between now and July seems like a lot of time. But it's not when you've got a moving target of the pandemic that is changing with mutations that could change. How easy it is to pass how deadly it is The numbers going up and down a state of emergency right now in Japan because of the virus, so much is going on. Lot of unknown. All right, as always, Thank you. Alex Appreciate the update. You got a different and that's Rick.
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"Shelton 29 there? 31 in Bellingham, 40 in Long Beach and in Seattle. It's 37 at 8 35. Here's Rick van sites with an interview from earlier today. Well, yesterday afternoon and evening. We were talking about news that Japan apparently was not going to be able to have the Olympics in Tokyo because the pandemic well, Japan saying, Yeah, that's not really the case. A B C's Alex Stone joining us now in the coma news line. Alex sort all this out where things stand. Well, hey, it's a good question Regulate. We don't know you got Japan at this point, saying that they are going forward and the Times of London reporting that the Japanese government has concluded privately that The Olympics have to be called off because of cove it and that the focus right now is secretly on securing the Games for Tokyo and 2032 the next day. That is open for a city to do pick it up. Now this is something that Japan is flat out. Denying today this is Japan's National Olympic Committee ahead shortens little tofu on He's saying that it's a complete lie and that they plan to go forward with the games. But For a number of issues. At this point, there is a belief that they would need to vaccinate the country's 127 million citizens. They are nowhere near that they're not getting the vaccine even relatively soon, until likely the end of next month. Because of red tape. Then how long the athletes get vaccinated in time, then do they prioritize over the elderly and those who may need it more in some countries to get athletes vaccinated? What about poor countries? That may not get the vaccine in time? Then do Richer countries end up going to the Olympics. Spectators all of that so many unknowns. Sebastian Coe is president of World Athletics. He says they do plan to have the Olympics. As of right now, overall objective is, of course to deliver the games, but in the safe I'm secure environment and that includes the athletes, but it also includes local community. Any 50 year will be different. This is going to be a games that looks different probably feels differently. There'll be discussions about Spec pages. That's that's inevitable ever worked. The WH Joey is helping to advise and they say right now, so much remains unknown that they say yeah, that they want the world to be able to come together and say. Look, we're able to get through this, but they don't know. And they say All of that has to be brought into account today, Japan's prime minister, saying he has determined to have the Olympics in some form, but those sources telling the Times of the aim right now is did at saving face and and finding a way to cancel the games that they know what they've got to do, but that nobody wants to make that announcement. And right now they're just kind of holding on thinking. Maybe the vaccine will do really well. Or maybe numbers will decline. But the reality is that according to the reporting that behind the scenes that they know what they're gonna have to Theo. So much unknown about this Alex and even if they were able to pull it off, But you would think that some athletes might say is we've seen in pro sports, You know, I'm just not going to participate. That's got to be worried, too. Yeah, you know, he really is where some countries pulling out altogether, which that was going to be the fate of the games. If they were held last summer, the countries were beginning to say no. Then you have polling in Japan 80% of people in Japan, saying the Olympics should not be held this summer, and they feel like it needs to go away. So you've got the public sentiment added into the rumors of what's going on behind the scenes. And it doesn't look very promising. But as of now the Japanese government and the Olympic officials there saying yes, there will be games of their planning on it. But if it's really going to happen, nobody knows And you talk about the IOC. Is that the final arbiter of all this, Alex? Will they make the final decision? Well, I mean, will play a role. But, you know, I think a lot of it is going to come down to Japan and what they're feeling in that moment with the IOC what the individual Olympic federations are feeling what health officials were saying. There's a lot of people involved. And, you know, you think between now and July seems like a lot of time. But it's not when you've got a moving target of The pandemic that is changing with mutations that could change how easy it is to pass how deadly it is. That number is going up and down a state of emergency right now in Japan because of the virus. So much is going on. Lot of unknown. All right, as always, Thank you. Alex Appreciate the update, you gotta decorate, and that's Rick fan sites with the interview. At 8 40 We head over to the beacon Plumbing, Sports desk and check in.
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"Comeau news time. 5 35. Japan is adamantly dismissing reports that the summer's Olympics in Tokyo will be postponed doing due to the pandemic. NBC's Alex Stone joins us on the co Moh news line, and Alex help us sort this all out. Where do things stand? Well, hey, it's a good question Regular. We don't know you got Japan at this point, saying that they are going forward and the Times of London reporting that the Japanese government has concluded privately that The Olympics have to be called off the because a cove it and that the focus right now is secretly on securing the Games for Tokyo in 2032, the next date that is open for a city to to pick it up. Now, this is something that Japan is flat out, denying today this is Japan's National Olympic Committee ahead shouldn't little tofu and he's saying that it's a complete lie and that they plan to go forward with the games. But For a number of issues. At this point, there is a belief that they would need to vaccinate the country's 127 million citizens, and they are nowhere near that. They're not getting the vaccine even relatively soon, until likely the end of next month. Because of red tape, then how low the athletes get vaccinated in time, then do they prioritize over the elderly and those who may need it more in some countries to get athletes vaccinated. What about poor countries? That may not get the vaccine in time? Then do Richer countries end up going to the Olympics. Spectators all of that so many unknowns. Sebastian Coe is president of World Athletics. He says they do plan to have the Olympics. As of right now, overall objective is, of course to deliver the games, but in the safe And secure environment and that includes the athletes, but it also includes local communities and the fifth year will be different. This is going to be a games that looks different probably feels differently. There'll be discussions about Spectators. That's that's inevitable ever worked the W H O we is helping to advise and they say right now, so much remains unknown that they say yeah, that they want the world to be able to come together and say. Look, we're able to get through this, but they don't know. And they say All of that has to be brought into account today, Japan's prime minister, saying he has determined to have the Olympics in some form. But those sources telling the Times of the aim right now is did at saving face and and finding a way to cancel the games that they know what they've got to do, but that nobody wants to make that announcement. And right now they're just kind of holding on thinking. Maybe the vaccine will do really well. Or maybe numbers will decline. But the reality is that according to the reporting that behind the scenes that that they know what they're gonna have to Theo. So much unknown about this, Alex and even if they were able to pull it off, But you would think that some athletes might say is we've seen in pro sports, You know, I'm just not going to participate. That's got to be worried, too. Yeah, you know, he really is or some countries pulling out all together, which That was going to be the fate of the games that they were held last summer. The countries were beginning to say no. Then you have polling in Japan 80% of people in Japan, saying the Olympics should not be held this summer and They feel like it needs to go away. So you've got the public sentiment added in tow the rumors of what's going on behind the scenes and it doesn't look very promising. But as of now The Japanese government and the Olympic officials there saying yes, there will be games of their planning on it. But if it's really going to happen, nobody knows and you talk about the IOC. Is that the final arbiter of all this, Alex, will they make the final decision? Well, I mean, will play a role. But, you know, I think a lot of it is going to come down to Japan and what they're feeling in that moment with the IOC what the individual Olympic federations are feeling what health officials were saying. There's a lot of people involved. And, you know, you think between now and July seems like a lot of time. But it's not when you've got a moving target of The pandemic that is changing with mutations that could change how easy it is to pass how deadly it is The numbers going up and down a state of emergency right now in Japan because of the virus. So much is going on. Lot of unknown. All right, as always, Thank you. Alex Appreciate the update. You got it. Expert Come on news time now. 5 40 We check in with Cuomo's Bill swears that the Beacon plumbing sports desk, a local lad will be kicking the soccer ball in Europe grew up with rock. Mercer Island became an All American at Stanford helped Seattle Sounders win MLS Cup. Now Jordan Morris joins Swansea City of Wales eager for the chance to grow his soccer game, saying, You know, I've been in America playing.
"japanese government" Discussed on KOMO
"Downtown Seattle. Comeau News time 3 35 Well yesterday afternoon and evening we were talking about news that Japan apparently was not going to be able to have the Olympics in Tokyo because the pandemic Well, Japan saying, Yeah, that's not really the case. Maybe sees Alex Stone joining us now on the coma news line, Alex sort all this out. Where do things stand? Well, hey, it's a good question Regular. We don't know you got Japan at this point, saying that they are going forward and the Times of London reporting that the Japanese government has concluded privately that The Olympics have to be called off because of cove it and that the focus right now is secretly on securing the Games for Tokyo in 2032, the next date. That is open for a city to do pick it up. Now this is something that Japan is flat out. Denying today this is Japan's National Olympic Committee ahead shouldn't little total And he's saying that it's a complete lie and that they plan to go forward with the games. But There a number of issues at this point, there is a belief that they would need to vaccinate the country's 127 million citizens. They are nowhere near that they're not getting the vaccine even relatively soon, until likely the end of next month. Because of red tape, then how low the athletes get vaccinated in time, then do they prioritize over the elderly and those who may need it more in some countries to get athletes vaccinated. What about poor countries? That may not get the vaccine in time? Then do Richer countries end up going to the Olympics. Spectators all of that so many unknowns. Sebastian Coe is president of World Athletics. He says they do plan to have the Olympics. As of right now, overall objective is, of course to deliver the games, but in a safe And secure environment, and that includes the athletes, but it also includes local community. Any fifth year will be different. This is going to be a games that looks different probably feels differently. There'll be discussions about Spectators. That's that's inevitable. But Rick the wh Joey is helping to advise and they say right now, so much remains unknown that they say yeah, that they want the world to be able to come together and say. Book were able to get through this, but they don't know. And they say All of that has to be brought into account today, Japan's prime minister, saying he has determined to have the Olympics in some form. Those sources telling the Times of the aim right now is did at saving face and and finding a way to cancel the game said that they know what they've got to do, but that nobody wants to make that announcement. And right now they're just kind of holding on thinking. Maybe the vaccine will do really well. Or maybe numbers will decline. But the reality is that according to the reporting that behind the scenes that they know what they're gonna have to Theo. So much unknown about this, Alex and even if they were able to pull it off, if you would think that some athletes might say is we've seen in pro sports. You know, I'm just not going to participate. That's got to be worried, too. Yeah. You know, he really is. Who were some countries pulling out all together, which That was going to be the fate of the games. If they were held last summer, the countries were beginning to say no. Then you have polling in Japan 80% of people in Japan, saying the Olympics should not be held this summer and They feel like it needs to go away. So you've got the public sentiment added in the the rumors of what's going on behind the scenes, and it doesn't look very promising. But as of now The Japanese government and the Olympic officials there saying yes, there will be games of their planning on it. But if it's really going to happen, nobody knows and you talk about the IOC. Is that the final arbiter of all this, Alex, will they make the final decision? Well, I mean, will play a role. But, you know, I think a lot of it is going to come down to Japan and what they're feeling in that moment with the IOC what the individual Olympic federations are feeling what health officials were saying. There's a lot of people involved. And, you know, you think between now and July seems like a lot of time. But it's not when you've got a moving target of The pandemic that is changing with mutations that could change how easy it is to pass how deadly it is The numbers going up and down a state of emergency right now in Japan because of the virus. So much is going on. Lot of unknown. All right, as always. Thank you, Alex. Appreciate the update. You gotta dig for it. Come on news time. 3 40. Let's continue on the theme of sports is we got to call most builds towards the Beacon Plumbing sports desk. A local lad will be kicking the soccer ball in Europe grew up with rock. Mercer Island became an All American at Stanford helped Seattle Sounders win MLS Cup. Now Jordan Morris joins Swansea City of Wales eager for the chance to grow his soccer game, You know, I've been in America playing the unless my whole professional career and it was great, but I'm definitely ready for a new challenge, And this just seemed like the perfect step Morris on a six month loan, But if he helps onesie move up to Premier League will likely stay longer. Ah, football coach named Lombardi on the Seahawks offensive coordinator radar now Joe Lombardi. Born in Seattle. He's the grandson of Hall of Famer Vince Lombardi and has been the Saints quarterback coach. Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes clears concussion protocol says he'll play in the F C title game against the Bills. Sunday. Baseball mourns the passing of Great home run King and Hall of Famer Henry Aaron. At age 86..
'Categorically untrue': Japan denies report Tokyo Olympics could be cancelled
"And the International Olympic Committee said today. It's not true this summer's Tokyo Olympics will not be canceled. The rumor mill heated up yesterday after a report in the Times of London. The newspaper cited an anonymous source who said the Japanese government has concluded the games cannot happen and is looking for a face saving way of announcing it. Today, Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Asuka said in a more polite way fake news ending the
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"Extremely disappointing, really. President Biden says the Trump Administration's pandemic response was a disaster, he says his people will do better. White House correspondent Stephen Portal, the new president vows to be honest about the difficulties ahead. The brutal truth is It's going to take months before we can get the majority of Americans vaccinated, making his first briefing room appearance in two months, Dr Anthony Fauci said he was relieved to be working for a president who values honesty, one of the new things and this administration's if you don't have the answer, don't guess just say you don't know the answer. Algae says he no longer fears repercussions for contradicting the president. Says the science will speak for itself. It is somewhat of a liberating feeling. Stephen Portnoy CBS News. Last year's summer games were postponed with hopes that they could be held this year. But now it looks like they won't because of the pandemic they were supposed to take place last year, but because of covert 19, the Tokyo Summer Olympics were delayed 12 months until this year. Now there are reports, the Japanese government has concluded the games will not be able to be held in 2021, either. In public statements. Japanese officials have insisted the games would go on. But recent polls show 80% of the people in Japan do not want the games. The last time the Olympics were canceled was during World War two. Steve Futterman, CBS News, The Army staff director now acknowledges he may have said that he was worried about the optics of sending armed troops to the Capitol during the riot on January 6th. He says he never denied requests for National Guard troops, but says they needed time for a plan to move and equip them. CBS is Steve Dorsey has details on another investigation involving the riot and Social Media. House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney is asking the FBI to investigate the role parlor played in the deadly January 6th attack on the U. S Capitol in a letter to FBI director Christopher Wray. The New York Democrat called for robust scrutiny of the APP championed by conservatives. Some of its users have been charged with taking part in the riot, she wrote. The apples forced offline after Amazon turned off its hosting services for it. Last night's Powerball winners still hasn't come forward. Somebody bought the winning ticket in Alona Koning, Maryland, worth more than $731 Million. Lottery officials say it's the largest jackpot ever won. In Maryland. This is CBS News. If you need to hire you need indeed, indeed immediately delivers quality candidates from our resume database when you upgrade your job post get started at indeed dot com slash credit. Was our state done a year since the nation's first covert case showed up in our own backyard more on that, But first Cairo radio real time traffic with Tracy Taylor looks like Alec. We have a new crash on itself in a five out near 70. If in five where the H O V lane is blocked, and traffic is backed up now is that we approach highway 18 and heading out that direction to new problems within the last 10 minutes. Westbound 5 20 mid span of the bridges stolen the H O V lane and south and four or 59 90. Crashing the H O V lane as well. Little bit of a slow down for north on five drivers outside of one 45th and shoreline to 20th. And just a little reminder that over the weekend then starting tomorrow night at about 11 o'clock, north bound lanes of I five will be closed between the county line out to 2/20 in Mountlake Terrace, first Sound Transit work. We will still run into some slowing on south on I five through the.
Landmark Court Ruling In Japan Holds Government Accountable For 2011 Nuclear Meltdown
"The Japanese government and a nuclear power plant operator have appealed a landmark court ruling. The ruling holds them responsible for the country's worst ever nuclear accident. The 2011 Fukushima meltdown was triggered by a huge earthquake and tsunami. But as NPR's Anthony Koon reports from Seoul plaintiffs are concerned that justice is being delayed once again. Cheering broke out outside the high court in the city of Sendai, about 60 miles north of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant last month. Too many people surprise the court's ruling held the central government and the Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, which runs the plant equally responsible for the accident. Plaintiffs argued that scientists had warned the government in 2000 to that a major tsunami could hit the area. The court said in its caving verdict that the government failed to take actions. She'll sort of Colonel when you go Oh, God. The government. Despite its position is regulator just let TEPCO do Is it pleased and let it put off safety measures? It was gross negligence, and it was an attitude Unbefitting, a regulatory agency. That was Takashi Nakajima, paraphrasing the court's verdict. He's a leader among the nearly 3600 plaintiffs in the case. Sendai Court or did the government and TEPCO to pay them $9.6 million in compensation double with a lower court had ruled three years ago. Many people in Nakajima's community near Fukushima fled their homes. He says he filed the lawsuit. Basically, just to say, Give me back my former life Rising. Ah need. Imagine how you would feel says if suddenly you get into a situation where you can never go back to your hometown because there's a risk of radiation. Nakajima runs a supermarket. He says that fears about radiation and waters near Fukushima make it impossible to sell the local fish in which he used to take such pride even more. Fishermen eat him because they've been eating them for a long time, he says. And they're tasty. But their sons and daughters in law tell them that their grandchildren should not eat them. This is a situation which divides many families. Judges in the Sendai verdict appear to have been especially sympathetic to such hardships. The Osaka, a law professor at Tokyo University in Tokyo, explains hunk. It doesn't mean you can t the Sendai High Court judges actually visited the area and issuing the Trial before the decision was made. It's very unusual that judges truly understand going hardships the victims are experiencing some plaintiffs in similar lawsuits have not been. His fortunate is Nakajima and have lost Professor Masafumi Okamoto, professor of environmental policy at Osaka City University, says the Sendai verdict could change that in, you know, taking any next? Of course, this's the first time a decision recognizing the government's full responsibilities they made at the high court level, he says, although it was partly recognized by a lower court. It's very significant and it'll clearly influence future decisions. That's why many observers were not surprised when the government and TEPCO appealed the verdict on Tuesday. Plaintiff, Takashi Nakajima hopes that the Sendai Court ruling will eventually pave the way for the shutdown of all dangerous nuclear power plants in Japan. But whether or not the ruling stands will now be up to Japan's Supreme Court to decide. Anthony Kun. NPR news soul
Martha MacCallum Discusses the "Unknown Valor" of Iwo Jima
"Martha McCallum. Here you are on dose of leadership I can't believe it welcome to the show it's great to be here Richard Thank you for having me big fan of you obviously in in your work that you've done and obviously a big fan of of the book being a primary ince unknown valor, and what prompted you to write this I think I know the answer this I see say but I just I'm curious about why you got so passionate about World War Two about that generation and specifically you would Jima. It was a personal connection when I was growing up my mom used to occasionally take out letters that were written to her and to her father by her beloved cousin Harry Gray who had been killed at Iwo Jima when he was only eighteen years old and the grease from his death just sort of was there never went away it wasn't something we talked about. All the time obviously but it was very real and when I read the letters, they're so beautiful and he was such an eloquent eighteen year old and wrote great informative letters that had a lot of information them about what was going on and they would often when I did pull out, dust him off and read them I couldn't really get through them without. Being brought to tears. So, and of course, I never knew him but his mother, my aunt, an was someone I was very close to and his sister my aunt Nancy also somewhat I was very close to end became got to know on such a deeper level through the writing of this book which grateful for. So when I started to think about writing a book I. Sort of couldn't get around the subject it was it felt as if it was calling me and it was a story that I needed to tell and I also knew, I wanted if I was going to spend the time and effort writing I wanted it to be a real book of history a book where I would learn a lot. So if I was going to take time away from my work and my personal life to dedicate myself to this, I wanted it to be a inexperienced. That would pay off for me. You know that would be a lot. So it did that in spades and honestly by the time I was done I thought if this book doesn't sell more than ten copies, it will still have been worth it to me. You know I I it resonates with me because I became friends obviously in the marine. Corps and we look at Iwo, Jima with sacrosanct and I've never visited the island. You're fortunate if actually put your feet on the ground there and I've flown over a few times when I was in the rink was a pilot in the Marine Corps and we'd fly over. You would Jima going back and forth from Okinawa and stuff. And it was weird when every time we'd fly over it in, we'd all be talking and joking that. But when you fly over it, they're just be the stunned silence every time we fly over you a German and to give you these chills just because if anybody studies at knows the stories in particular that how many people sacrificed their lives and were injured, it's just phenomenal thing about the numbers in the short amount of days where on such a three square mile or piece of dirt you know it's just. It really is it's almost as if it's a piece of the moon race loading in the middle of the Pacific and I completely connect with what you're saying. Of course I have never served but I was on this flight that only to a once a year it's A. It's to you know a memorial slight to honor those who were lost there, and it is a memorial that has Japanese dignitaries that attend and American. Veterans that attend and their families in a few reporters and people who are interested get to go on his flight. So I was really fortunate to be on it and there was this amazing commodity on the flight and we had all traveled a lot I flew from Newark to Tokyo. And then Tokyo to Guam and then Guam alternate late to gene on the day of our trip there, and it's a day trip. You go in the morning couple of hours on the plane fly back that evening and the Japanese government has complete control over Gina. They have since the sixties. So they dictate the amount of time that Americans are allowed to be on the island, right which in and of itself is sort of an interesting situation. But So it's all very regimented when you land, they take your passports away. They put them in a bag when you're ready to go they give them back to you. And you can leave. But when we were flying from Guam to Jima and the plane was obviously only people who were all on this sing of our mission and we had first class about five, I believe. A woman veterans who were on a couple of from Tarawa but there were five I believe you Jim Veterans a couple of who had never been back. So we're saying sort of camaraderie everyone's joking around a little bit talking to each other with all get to know each other over the last few days on Guam and some of the things that we did together before that. But as soon as the pilot said, okay, you're going to see what Jim now coming up on your left as soon as we dip under these clouds. And as soon as we dipped under those clouds, there was silence across the plane and I looked over at some of these veterans looking down on the island through the window hadn't been there since they were seventeen eighteen, nineteen years old and you could feel that flood of emotion come over them. They saw it and I will never forget the dramatic approach to that island landing on it. It's still steaming as a volcano in different parts of the island. So it's it's smokes while you're looking at it it's kind of a surreal place.
Bach offers pep session for Tokyo Games and talks up vaccine
"International Olympic committee president Thomas Bach delivered a pep talk to Japanese government officials and local organizers about the reschedule twenty twenty one Tokyo games Bach talked about the reason for the postponement the corona virus pandemic he says the vaccine should be ready for the games next summer there will be hundreds of millions of doses being available already in the first half off for all for the next year bokeh few details but said the IOC has been in contact with the World Health Organization other experts an unnamed pharmaceutical companies we're sitting together in one vote the only thing we have to do not always set to roll in the same direction surveys show a majority of Japanese companies and the public don't think the Olympics will happen next year or should happen I'm a Donahue
How The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Affected Energy Industry In Japan
"On your it's not easy to get rid of nuclear power. Okawa is right. Taking apart. A nuclear power plant is not easy day CI has been in the Decommissioning process essentially since the disaster. And that means every day over 4000 workers stream into the plant, clocking in To tackle a vast array of problems. The radiation levels here are much lower than they were nine years ago. In most areas of the plant, you could walk around without special protective gear down by the reactor's, though the ones that exploded levels are still high, and visiting time to them is limited. Kozo Takahashi are TEPCO guide takes us down to see them, bringing into stark reality the challenges that TEPCO has faced here since the disaster. Crews of workers are bustling around in full protective suits. Takahashi points out each reactor, each with its own set of problems. He says a new robot had to be invented to get to melted fuel in one another had to be essentially rebuilt just to take it apart again. And then there's the problem of waste your time here at GH Eve, huge amounts of water pumped into the damaged reactors every day to keep them cool. In the end result is more than one million tons of that water piled up in storage tanks contaminated with radioactive trillium. Storage space is running out, and the Japanese government is considering dumping it all into the ocean, much to the dismay of local communities worried about environmental impact. This is all just a taste of what it means to decommission Daiichi, which will take an estimated 40 years and nearly $200 billion to produce no electricity. At all. The rest of Japan's nuclear power program isn't faring a whole lot better by 2011 nuclear power produced nearly a third of the nation's energy. But after the disaster, the Japanese government imposed new safety regulations that took every nuclear reactor off line. All 54 of them, and the Japanese public largely wants to keep it that way. Anti nuclear power sentiments friend rapidly after Fukushima. It was a very Great sense of betrayal. Alexander Brown is an Australian researcher in Japan. He studied the anti nuclear power protests that took off in 2011. He says that betrayal came largely from the fact that Japanese people had been assured that nuclear power was safe that no accident would ever happen. So it was much more than just about Ray, you have to pull out all the specifics of the accident itself. Huge protest broke out in Tokyo, tens of thousands of people marching through city streets and bright costumes, banging drums and Cymbals. And, of course, chanting the main slogans. Just give that one time we opposed nuclear power. The's big protests continued for months and spread to other cities. And even now, there's still protests everywhere. They're smaller, Brown says. And maybe not quite so eye catching, but it's sister and it's not going away. Which has left Japan in a kind of energy conundrum. With all those reactors offline, a lot more coal and natural gas had to be imported energy prices have gone up. As have greenhouse gas emissions. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his party have been pushing hard to restart the nuclear power program promising safety But needing to bring down costs and tackle climate change. The government on YouTube keeps saying you could apply the cheapest parcels. People don't trust it anymore. Tatsuo Suzuki is a former nuclear engineer and now professor at Nagasaki University. He says that the disaster and Fukushima made people completely rethink the cost of nuclear power. In broader terms, the social costs ofthe separation in the family. Losing the land losing their jobs. How can you measure all these impacts estimating the risk of nuclear power, But Suzuki says the choice is still a difficult one. When you factor in climate change and needing to reduce the use of fossil fuels, he equates nuclear power with a strong medicine that also has a potentially strong side effect. So which you will choose You may have to choose the nuclear power eventually means Clement chain is absolutely event for the world so the world may have to take medicine on nuclear power. But we have to very, very careful. And you have other choices. I would recommend the nuclear policy last Japan doesn't have a lot of other choices. Slowly, A handful of nuclear reactors in the country have restarted passing new safety regulations. Many more are held up in court battles as local governments refused to take the risk, and even more are slated to be decommissioned as utilities give up on them altogether. Back in Fukushima near Daiichi nuclear worker Kazu Okawa stops the car. And gets out to look at a site. He never thought he'd see tons of radioactive topsoil scraped from the Earth during the cleanup efforts being piled high next to the road. This is in Futaba, his old hometown, where much of the land has been slated as a storage site for this contaminated soil. Okawa says he'll never come back even if evacuation orders for the town are eventually lifted. Another guy who wants to live next to this. This nuclear waste. He shakes his head, almost in disbelief that I thought nuclear power was safe. Isn't thought it was 100% safe. But now, like a lot of Japan, he doesn't want anything to do with it. I'm afraid of nuclear power. In one moment it devastated our home is your home and now, Ochoa says he's 100% against it. Cat Langsdorf NPR NEWS Fukushima, Japan
After 2011 Disaster, Fukushima Embraced Solar Power. The Rest Of Japan Has Not
"Before the earthquake before the NAMI and the nuclear disaster Japan got nearly a third of its energy from nuclear power. But after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in two thousand eleven, the country took all of its nuclear reactors off line, which has led Japan to increasingly rely on fossil fuels and also solar power. NPR's cat ORF continues our series on recovery and Fukushima. She only endo is saying a final goodbye. To the home she once shared with her husband and three kids and for Cosima it's less than a mile from the Daiichi nuclear power plant where three reactors overheated and exploded in two thousand eleven. They left fast only taking what they could carry. Their things left nearly exactly as they were the day everything changed to coffee, Cup sit on the kitchen table her daughter's old school uniform is laid out on a bed a calendar on the wall is still flipped to March two thousand eleven. clueless you the kit ago. Muluzi. Nice. This is sad. She says this House System Nice, but we can't come back. She looks around your moon to Ni life is so different diddle do remind us. To start from nothing even less than. A totally reinvent ourselves after the disaster digging up this. She's here to give the keys to government officials. This house will be bulldozed soon and the land used as part of a storage site for radioactive topsoil scraped from the earth and the massive cleanup effort Tschumi heads upstairs. And takes one last look at the bedroom shoes to share with her husband Hitter Yuki. He died a few years ago suddenly. And then she walks back down to hand over the keys. The thing is pretty unceremonious though in reality she only says, she said goodbye to this part of her life. Disaster when her family piled into a car and drove as far south as they go to the southern tip of Japan on the island of Kyushu. Here, she's a single mom to her bubbly ten-year-old son Cagey who was just a baby when the disaster happened, he doesn't remember Shema at all her other two children are grown and live nearby, and she only has found herself within unlikely job running a small solar farm. On a big hill overlooking the tropical landscape Ma hidden is yet. She never imagined. My life would be like this guy when we first moved here, I was in my late thirties my husband was in his forties unanue issue we were like, okay. Do we get new jobs? So we decided to do this. We saw as investment for the future month on her husband worked at the Nuclear Power Plant for over twenty years and for him, the switch to solar was purposeful. He felt that nuclear power had betrayed him do on didn't He grew up really believing nuclear power was safe and then he lost his home to come see today the energy collected by these panels has allowed her to build a new life. The power is sold to the local utility company and brings in thousands of dollars a month when her husband died suddenly a few years ago she only took over the work and the family placed his grave in the center of the solar panels show me walks over to tall marblestone. Hook. With an inscription that says. Good you send do essentially remember that this family is here because of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in two thousand eleven cocoa use. A message to future generations she explains looking away device. My biggest wish is for renewable energy to take over I mean look at my old home, it's going to be a storage site for nuclear waste. We can't deal with that kind of wasted drivers go. Joey's wish might not come true though her family started their business at the right time. The price was so generous and also delegration was sold loose. So anyone can register. Naida is the executive director of the Institute of Sustainable Energy Policies. In Tokyo, he says in the early years after the disaster Japan pushed renewables to help fill energy gap left after fifty four nuclear reactors were taken off line the. Government offered big incentives, new investors, lots of people like me and her husband jumped on board to build smaller operations. incorporations rushed in to build massive solar and wind farms but also the liberation was more strict compensation dropped. It got increasingly harder for alternative energy producers to connect into the power grid edith says, this was partly due to the big utility companies trying to maintain control and the government allowing. It to happen the sitting kind of a body of to north to Laputa increase anymore, the institutions make a big difference that's Jennifer Sclerosis of George. Mason University she studies energy policy in Japan, and she says, there is technology an interest for renewables in Japan, but the bigger power companies in government need to commit if people in place do not watch to implement policies to empower the economics and the. Technology innovation then it can't happen regardless of how advanced technologies earn regardless of how good the economics look many of the major utilities as well as the Japanese government are still waiting to see if nuclear power can make a comeback and renewables just aren't that reliable yet. So in the meantime, I would assume the defaults going to import gas import coal eater agrees is the most the early sick and Not so optimistic future, but one place in Japan that is optimistic about Renewables Hookah Shema the local government here has set a goal for the entire prefecture. The third largest in Japan to be completely fueled by renewable energy by twenty forty. It's a real turnaround for a place where nuclear power ruled only a decade ago especially in the former exclusion zone near Daiichi, there are solar panels everywhere from small ones on roofs and hillsides to massive mega-farms along highways making use of land available after the disaster some of these panels are run by big developers and others are not. Lake the solar panels on farmer. She get Yuki Corneau's field. He's seventy four years old and this land has been in his family for generations he gestures around it. This is all my land, but it's nonsense. Nonsense because it's relatively useless the wind carried radioactive material here after the disaster and the government has scraped off all the topsoil in decontamination efforts. The farmers here can't really far much anymore. So small local power company came and asked sugar. Yuki if they could rent land for solar panels, he said, yes could you go I was really worried after the nuclear accident how would we get power most of his neighbors also agreed but that means everything is different. Now he says there were Rice patties all around here with tiny frogs that created a kind of soundtrack for his life now it's quiet. He misses the frogs a lot and he says, and he doesn't make nearly the same amount of money as he did farming. But She Yuki says he sees this as a necessary change. He has nine grandkids they all live far away now but they were just in town the other weekend for visit running through the fields. Suze my grandparents farmed here my parents do. But now it's time for Change I've realized it's a new season pitcher. This he says looking out over the solar panels is for future. Generations Khatlon store NPR News Fukushima Japan.
Shinzo Abe: Japan's PM resigns for health reasons
"Well Shinzo Abe was Japan's longest-serving later and he surprised the world last week with his resignation. Now, alibi had been in power at an early stage in two thousand and six, hundred seven, and that I turn was cut short by the same illness that prompted him to leave power in late August. Now, when he departed politics the first time this is in two thousand and seven virtually all the experts they will wrote obeys political obituary however, one Australian diplomat who has fallen Japanese politics closely for half a century he didn't off by indeed he predicted a remarkable political comeback any kept in touch with our by during his wilderness years. When I buy shocked the political world bartending power five years later in two thousand, twelve that Australian as it happens hit become ambassador to Japan and relations between our two nations became close them. Bruce Miller was Australia's ambassador to Japan from eleven to twenty seventeen bruce welcome to our in. Lobby to be here. Join you. Now tell us more about the night show of your relations with. Well look thanks for the very generous comments. Just made just doing my job and that is getting to know everyone matters and bring influence to ban to advance Australia interests now. I had known since I bet a previous postings in Japan had forty association with the country but I suppose it was when I ride back in. Japan in two thousand eleven as ambassador. That I actually sought him out at a time when he was a down and out he was as you said, he'd step down for the prime ministership in two thousand seven a know what he's going to be pm again now I went around calling all sorts of people in my first few months in the job as ambassador and one of the machine. So I've. Talked to him quite a bit of the year or two between my rival and him returning to the Prime Ministership and where Abbott cover all sorts of things in those conversations. Bilateral relations a free trade agreement trans-pacific. Partnership. Even things like immigration and how to handle the US and how to handle. China. Now, that was a golden opportunity for. But as a site was what any of us would do presented with those those very same circumstance. Yeah. Putting comebacks are fascinating story. you think of Churchill Men's as Nixon Howard Netanyahu and of course, Dr Mahalia what kind of characteristics did obey display that made you think he could defy the odds and mount has spectacularly. Was a capacity introspection for for reflection and for pragmatist dressy learned from where he'd gone wrong and realize it was actually okay to change your mind about how you do things to show that sort of flexibility and you know he reflected long and hard after his failed attempt prime minister as to what had gone wrong. And I think he knew he realized he needed to get the economy right and didn't pay that much attention in two thousand, six, seven also realized I. think he needed to have the right people around him to get things done even if they weren't longstanding loyalists that's where it gone wrong in two thousand six too many loyalists and not enough competent people around him. And I think the last thing he realizes he need to centralize more decision making in the Prime Minister's office. And because again, he wasn't in control controlled with things the time round, those three things I can now let's turn to his record empower in Japan now, this was the Wall Street Journal editorial page quote Abe's i-it's office were characterized by he's multi-front campaign to turn Japan into a more normal country. Now, they go on to talk about domestic and foreign policy is that you'll since tubers. Well third not to use the term normal country it was coined by one of his political enemies isn't used matching inside Japan Americans like to use. But as undoubtedly true, he's done an awful lot across the board As the Wall Street Journal. said to change Japan he's is domestically lay studied I is. Mix. Of made a real difference, they can't call the nominee on a Lloyd success at all deregulation has been slow and monetary policy under Kuroda the Bank of Japan another Arrow. In the in the the three hours in. Avi. NOMEX hasn't achieved its goals of two percent inflation or let alone has Japan achieved its goal of two percent growth. But you'd find you'll find that most senior Japanese business people will sign it as stewardship economically has been good enough and look by Morton international standards the Japanese government doesn't have a bad record frankly every year and has being a signature economic reform but had big trade liberalization with had reformer the agriculture sector We've also had some improvements in corporate governance, more independent directors that sort of thing. There's been some progress on female dissipation in the workforce and more recently a more organized prior grandma foreign labor mobility. Down I call it immigration although that isn't the terminology used by the Japanese government. Now, those things seem participation, the workforce and. Immigration they're only stops they should have been started the years democracy doesn't catch up on you quickly it's a long it's a long term process, but it's still a great thing has kicked off with was. The last ten years with those those policies.
75 years after Hiroshima, they're still feeling its impact.
"This bomb has this frank for twenty thousand tons of TNT. Harnessing, the basic power of the universe. What I fifteen I am on August six, nine, hundred, forty, five, the US Air Force dropped the little boy uranium fission bomb on central hero. Shema. Making it the first city ever to be destroyed by a nuclear bomb. On August nine Nagy became the second when the bomb exploded around thirty percent of Hiroshima's population that were killed instantly many more died in the months and years to come. Now, the bombs brought to an end to world war two but the wool was horrified at the human cost. Russia has since become a byword for nuclear holocaust forever linked to the words never again. Now, this week marks the seventy fifth anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki joining me to reflect on the legacy of those events. Tashi. Tauch. She is assistant professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and the author of political fallout, nuclear weapons testing, and the making of Global Environmental Crosses. Welcome. Tasha. Thanks for having me and Michael Gordon Professor of history at Princeton University and Co. it is a of a new book called the age of Russia. Welcome. Welcome. It's very good to be here. Now, Michael the fear of the nuclear age is the period after World War Two when the US dropped the bomb. The fee was that the nuclear weapons would become a common part of conventional warfare but in the seventy five years since he Russia and Nagasaki, there's not been a single bomb dropped in a conflict. Question is this because deterrence works or have we just been lucky I would say we've mostly been lucky It's quite rare that there are conflicts between nuclear-armed nations. The major example is the nineteen sixty, nine border conflict between the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union. So there haven't been many occasions for things to escalate, and there's a strong incentive in those cases to de-escalate. There have however been very close near accidents whether missile just that needing on its own or people launching almost launching in fear of an attack and there. Have Been Plenty of conventional wars that could have escalated that way. So by and large, we've been lucky but we've been abetted by the fact that there has been an ambient taboo that has grown over the years against nuclear first use although that is rarely the policy of any nuclear power. Okay. Now from an Australian perspective, Tic- Japan was seen as an aggressor in the war, the war crimes but also as a victim because of the destruction wrought by the nuclear bombs have is the wool remit in Japan now aggressor and victim. Tarshi. Many pass through consider themselves as victims thinking that Japanese were misled by the government inter- Disastrous Wall Conquest. In this view here stands at the as the ultimate symbol of Japanese victim. But today is victim narrative faces two competing accounts. One is to recognize Japan's acts of wartime aggression, including tweeting massacres, forced labor, and sexual violence. If we see hero Shimmer from this perspective, it takes on a whole different meaning not. Not as a national tragedy, but rather as international event. killed not only the Japanese residents but also many colonial subjects and allied. POW's who are present in the city at the time of the Tom Bombing. The other interpretation that has also gained for Japan is to see the wartime conduct Japan as an act of self defense. This This lesion is narrative recaps here. As the ultimate proof of Western aggression. So fitting the predation of Japan's Joel Roles as. Aggressor and victim during the war will gain the upper hand in the future will depend on how sweet society around the world comes together and develops a shared understanding of the complex legacies or Corna reason on the war in the Asia Pacific region and back to the United States markle. There's a popular conception that Washington had to drop the bomb that it was the only way. To win the war, of course, the war in Europe come to an end in May of forty five. This is early August two, forty five is that true I mean what? What President Truman's options? So. This is a great question and it's one with a lot of confusion around it. Functionally. The only way the only government that had any power to end the war was the Japanese government which was in a position to surrender and the question was when would that happen would have happened later or earlier by summer nineteen, forty, five, it was already clear that the war was militarily lost. President Truman and the US government in general had basically fixed options of what they could do to try and encourage the Japanese government to take that move. There's only two that people usually talk about dropping the atomic bomb or invading the home islands of Japan. Both of those were on the table also having the Soviet Union inducing them to enter the wars of belligerent which happened on August eighth increasing the intensity of firebombing tightening the blockade of foodstuffs into the home islands. and modifying the terms of unconditional surrender to allow Japan to keep the emperor. The interesting thing is all six of those happen Truman pursued all sex and the war ended. It's unclear which ones were determinative. But the point is there wasn't like we had one option or nothing else. The US had plenty of options and exercised actually all of them. On the one level target for the bombs was obviously Japan on another level. Real target was the Soviet Union. How did the Kremlin of you? He Russia Mirror Negga? Second Markle. So. Really, the question here is a small set of people within the Kremlin stolen and his closest advisers and you that there was an atomic bomb project going on in the United States for years they've found that out from spies from Britain from spies in the United States, and they had their own uranium enrichment and bomb development program that was going on at I would say a medium scale What happens after the destruction of Hiroshima is I in absented himself for a few days he went into a depression and didn't. React to any of his advisors and then immediately massively escalated the Soviet development of their own atomic bomb. So they were both caught by surprise and not caught by surprise. It's true that the Americans didn't always think about the Soviet Union as a factor in any decision related to how the war was going to end but they also very strongly, we understood that the key issue was trying to get this the Japanese government to surrender faster because the faster they surrendered the less impact. The Soviet entry in the war would have to how the end game would play out in Asia, my guest, Michael Gordon, and Tashi Hitachi, and we're reflecting on the seventy fifth anniversary of Hiroshima. Tashi. One, hundred fifty thousand atomic bomb survivors still living in Japan. In fact, as a guest of Japan's Ministry of Foreign. Affairs this would have been in September twenty, sixteen I met one of one of the survivors now they're all in education and public law has plied an important part in shaping Japan's post-war Pacifism. Now, as generation dies out, is the role of pessimism in Japanese politics is that diminishing especially in the face of Rausing China Toshi? I don't think the passing of the atomic bomb survivors will diminish the strengths of pacifism in any short-term. The correctly memory of human magazine Japan has been fairly robust and the taken deep roots in popular culture. I can think of a good example that is Japanese animated wartime drama film released just four years ago in two thousand, sixteen cold in this corner of the world. This picture accounts of the wartime life in here she was a smash hit in the box office. Be, atomic bomb survivors will also active in passing down lessons from the world's first nuclear war to the next generation. The city's over here streaming nagy training. Many Japanese Ron Tears as storytellers who share the testimonies are waging victims and a second generation survivors are spearheading efforts for peace unjustice. Well, that brings me to today and really in the last that he is the end of the call was thirty years ago the US. And the Soviets on Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty non stop this was President Bush senior and Gorbachev in Russia in the inside at Union. Then just as it was collapsing now, both agree to significantly reduce their nuclear stockpiles and of course, the updated treaty between Moscow and Washington that expose I. Think it's February Knicks Jeez. So that's just a few days after the next president is warning Michael Do you think it will be resigned. I think that's entirely dependent on the results of the election. Joe. Biden has indicated that he would refine the treaty The trump administration has had many opportunities to re-sign the treaty, but they have not taken advantage of those opportunities yet. Russia's indicated that they're very interested in extending
Atomic bomb dropped on Japan's Hiroshima 75 years ago still reverberates
"Quite realize it was that dangerous. The dwindling witnesses to the world's first atomic bombing marks had 71st anniversary on Thursday. Hiroshima's mayor and others noted that Japanese government refusal to sign a nuclear weapons ban treaty. US dropped its first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6th of
"japanese government" Discussed on The JRPG Report
"The first thing you have to learn is Their versions of the alphabet on in there are three alphabets. One IS GONNA. What is Kinda once called Katana here gone on to put it simply the closest version? They have our alphabet. The car is basically the same thing. Except it's used in different situations so here gone is used for just normal words contact again to oversimplify it and explain it is used for like imported inform is not a native. Japanese word. I would write it in the second alphabet. Basically those first two off bets are the same Arab not so many characters. There's less than one hundred between the two of them but the third alphabet is where everybody gets killed off is called. And I've told you I've met people who have agered in Japanese and they still showed Kanji because need to learn over two thousand characters just to have a basic proficiency in the language. I think it's a two thousand one hundred forty six or something like that that the Japanese government say is. These are like the required Kanji what you need to be able to read a newspaper and quote unquote be literate adult in language opposites a.
"japanese government" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"On the because last week both the Titans of voice over the weekend for locals localization subscriptions with the Japanese government and the so called I recently said that it's a possibility and it was really bad and this is getting worse Australia told its athletes Monday to prepare for postponed Tokyo games in twenty twenty one they're living committee believes the pandemic will push the games back tatted as Olympic committee says it will refuse to send athletes to Tokyo if the event is not postponed now we heard the call from the governor of Illinois JB Pritzker on Saturday pleading for recently retired medical professionals to return to the front lines in the war against that invisible enemy the coronavirus in U. K. the same call is being made as well British medical leaders rising to fifty thousand retired nurses and fifteen thousand retired doctors asking them to return to work as the UK's coronavirus caseload grows the government is saying it hopes many thousands will respond volunteers would receive training over the next few weeks before being allocated to hospitals final year medical students could also be drafted and pressed into service in London Simon noted fox needs a limited movement underway in the Chinese city of Wuhan the World Wide epicenter for the outbreak the monthslong lockdown starting to ease the government they're saying on Monday residents choose health is classified as green on the one trying to database can leave their residential neighborhoods if they have proof that they are returning to work public transportation is coming back to one of the.
"japanese government" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Corona virus becomes a worldwide problem health correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta says there are some things you can do to stay healthy weight sick people wash your hands often try not to touch surfaces disinfecting areas that may have been contaminated during three fell to the head of the national institute for infectious diseases says preparation is the key at this stage there's a stable here which they are at the same time we need to be ready to do things to contain an outbreak if it were to occur White House correspondent Jeremy diamond reports the president will join with the CDC in addressing the nation about the virus later today this is the message that we heard from the director of the CDC's national center for immunization and respiratory diseases she said yesterday we expect we will see community spread in this country it's not so much a question of if this will happen anymore but rather more a question of exactly when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illness disruption to everyday life may be severe house speaker Pelosi dismisses the president's comments on the virus being contained Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer is looking to triple the administration request for emergency funding to combat the virus Japanese government officials are recommending people work from home to slow the spread of the virus their correspondent will replace in Tokyo give you a sense of how seriously Japan is taking this this is a country with a salaryman culture where people are expected to come to the office and sit in the office for very long hours Monday through Friday Monday through Saturday Japan is actually advising people and this is a tectonic shift they're telling people they should work from home the Boston Red Sox have been posed to self quarantine of a player from Taiwan he'll be kept away from the other players for fourteen days as a precaution after three losing session stocks are up today the Dow up two hundred twenty four points hi Mike Morris J. L. A. F. Soto weight loss newsdesk.
"japanese government" Discussed on Nighttide
"It's so that the dragons do not like to be disturbed especially by those who do not honor them first before doing so and if disturbed they will use their powers to take down any vessel which ventures too close to their territory. Often they will remain submerged either sucking in the ships and devouring them or shooting eating out a quick burst of fire to punish and subsequently destroy any vessels which come into their waters. There are no shortage of tales of ships disappearing in these waters. Some seemed to just vanish without a trace. Well others have been said to be hit with a fiery ball of light light right before sinking and surprisingly most of the notable stories are fairly modern from the nineteen forties and well into the nineteen fifties there was a surge in the amount of fishing being in military vessels using the waters over the years a disconcerting amount of those seemed to disappear here without a trace to investigate the cars of these alarming disappearances. The COYO- Meru a research ship was sent out in attempts to locate the missing vessels or at least determine a cause for the disappearances this unfortunately this ship to would be taken by the dragons triangle which was now now by this point being called the devil's sea shortly after setting out into the waters radio. Oh contact with the Meru was lost following this incident. Another vessel was sent out on a search and rescue commission. The wreckage of the Kaya Meru was eventually recovered but all thirty one of its crew members had disappeared without trace after this incident. The Japanese government was said to have declared that the area of the dragons triangle was too treacherous for marine rain travel. All vessels both military and civilian were warned not to travel into these waters This morning also put the end to any research being done in the waters to determine the fate of any of the down ships and their crew Of course this warning hasn't stopped ought scientific research from being done on the waters. It does appear that there is something quite unusual unusual about this area and its waters for one thing. The tectonic plates in the Dragon's begins. Triangle are quite active which has led to a string of underwater volcanoes. Some scientists I believe that the eruptions of the underwater volcanoes can not only be the source for the mysterious islands which seemed to appear and disappear but it could also account for the disappearances of many of the vessels.
"japanese government" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"I thought I got it I got to go there and be funny he says I don't do funny which is a very modest statement from my Cheney to make because he is very good sense of humor and always delivered as he did at that dinner the next night and and and other events just like it had a very good sense you were very good delivery and and it was a quick turnaround project that I could I could never have done alone and Matthew spell anyway my able colleague helped on that but that was a that was in another quick turn around and I remember a time Mrs Obama was going to Japan to give aid to an ounce the partnership a partnership with the Japanese government to find girls education around the world and you know I would probably really need to end the speech with a Japanese proverb to honor that culture of the country we're visiting so I left and I love my new thing appropriate but I finally found a proverb that span No road is long with a good companion I like that is really good right it's like you know the challenge of educating girls around the world will be difficult but with our companion the government of Japan it will be doing this I was very proud of myself in your **** fact checking or fact checkers that yes this checked out it is indeed Japanese proverb I just like you know a couple check this some spend it to our embassy and all of our embassies around the world have local staffers they're they're people who are actually there people who live in the country natives of the country who work for our embassies so they had a Japanese women review the speech I got a call from someone very senior in the and that's the thing we need to talk about that like a member actually saying what you guys are into a friendship over there like what the problem is like talking to me what's this woman on the phone and she's like less than there I really appreciate that you think this is a beautiful proverb friendship backs in our culture this is understood to be a problem about suicide.