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How The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Affected Energy Industry In Japan

All Things Considered

08:05 min | Last week

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

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After 2011 Disaster, Fukushima Embraced Solar Power. The Rest Of Japan Has Not

Environment: NPR

08:06 min | Last week

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.

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Shinzo Abe: Japan's PM resigns for health reasons

Between The Lines

05:43 min | 2 weeks ago

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.

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75 years after Hiroshima, they're still feeling its impact.

Between The Lines

09:42 min | Last month

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

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Atomic bomb dropped on Japan's Hiroshima 75 years ago still reverberates

John Rothmann

00:21 sec | Last month

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

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Hiroshima marks 75th anniversary of world's first atomic bombing

The Savage Nation with Michael Savage

00:21 sec | Last month

Hiroshima marks 75th anniversary of world's first atomic bombing

"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 1945 destroying the city and killing 140,000 people.

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"japanese government" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

03:23 min | Last month

"japanese government" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"Those tickets will be given away on Friday's show, and just a reminder on the question in what branch of the military did mix in Served during World War 263566 We're seeing examples of the Federal Reserve's power during this crisis. We thought they did a lot to intervene back in 2008 and what they've done in the last six months to intervene on the global economic collapse. Dwarfs would occurred in 2008. Absolutely, Dorf said. So we are pretty familiar with. You know what's been going on here in the United States, right? I think we've all heard about the Federal Reserve. Is actions lowering interest rates, buying corporate bonds, basically backing up the U. S bond market and saying, You know, with a lot of critiques from me that hey, you know, bonds are going to be effectively unable to fail during all this period of time, even junk. Even some junk bonds were backed by the Fed and effectively buoyed the bond market. There were some negative repercussions to all that, as I mentioned, but nonetheless, that's what it looks like. But now we're talking more about what has the Fed been doing internationally? And you would initially think right now, why would the Fed be doing anything internationally, But they have stepped in here and, you know Kind of by force had to stabilize a lot of foreign foreign banks in terms of, you know, securing up their dollar holdings and lending to those foreign banks so that they can continue to make payments on their own debt, because there's a shortage of dollars is a big shortage of dollars. And so you know what this has meant. Is that you Governments like the Japanese government, European Central Bank, the Bank of England have all taken pretty substantial loans from the United States. Not the first time not the first time, but you know, in terms of scale, we're talking about something pretty different here. I think When you look at this, I'm sure there will be other negative repercussions here. But in the short term doesn't do much other than you know, ensure that the US dollar is going to be the reserve currency for the entire world for the foreseeable future. Well, every time we go into a crisis You know, in between crisis, you hear that We're not going to be the reserve currency. And then when you have a crisis, everybody says while the U. S needs to step up and because we're the only ones that have credibility, so it's No, I I don't see us and I've answered the question the same way for the last 20 years below. We will always be the reserve currency. And you might look at what's going on in the United States and say, Well, gee, we're running all these deficits or we've got social problems or tax problems. You may whatever the problem you want. T mention We're still by far the strongest currency on the planet. The other thing this does which again the government had either. Let's just listen off. I don't assume that this would be a problem but gives a lot more sanctioned power. Right. You know, somebody's misbehaving. Ah, government gets overthrown by a dictator and we want to enforce our power. You know, being that reserve currency and having a bunch of loans out there really reinforces that power that you have in terms of sanctions would think the virus has done this. It's really undermined. China's international influence will be back and we'll come back. We'll be talking about how you can use your Roth IRA to buy a house..

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Dr. Howard Fullman: COVID, Probiotics, and the Impact of Coronavirus on the Future of Medicine

Medicine, We're Still Practicing

04:19 min | Last month

Dr. Howard Fullman: COVID, Probiotics, and the Impact of Coronavirus on the Future of Medicine

"We're honored to have. Dr Howard J foam and join us to catch up on medicine, practice and politics prevention, and of course a bit about our fight against. COVID nineteen so may we suggest that you pull yourself a double. Sit back and join us on medicine. We're still practicing I'm bill, Curtis. I are host. The quadruple board certified doctor of Internal Medicine Pulmonary Disease Critical Care and neuro critical care. My very good friend Dr Steven Taback, however you, Steve Hey bill good to see you. We haven't had dinner together for a while I. Don't remember what it was like. They actually have dinner and enjoy an evening. So you know we have one of our favorite experts rejoining. Rejoining us today Dr, Howard J. Felman he is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology will learn more about that. In a minute Howard, served a multi decade tenure at Kaiser Permanente Day as partner board member. President of the Executive Committee Chief of staff and chair of the Quality Committee. He supervised forty three hundred staff over five hundred doctors. Howard is now senior operating advisor. Advisor at the Atlantic. Street capital for their medically focused investments Dr Howard J foam. Welcome back I nice to be here. Stephen nicest to us well Hey Howard. Good to see you so last time we met in our studio in Malibu was only back in February and it seems like a whole lifetime ago in quite a year, and we're only halfway through it and we know. Know there's a lot more to come Howard. I hope you'll forgive me, but I took my nasty pill this morning, so I want to dive into a difficult issue, but as the time of this recording according to Johns Hopkins, Japan although infected early has less than one cova death per hundred thousand population, while the US has thirty nine Cova deaths per one hundred thousand population. Japan more elderly per capita than any other country. They kept their borders open during the Wu Han locked down there, stay home requests by Japanese. Government have been voluntary, as was any of the closing of their non essential businesses. And now for a country with one city that houses more than thirty seven million people. They have less than a thousand deaths countrywide, but the hell is going on I. Don't know that anyone knows exactly all of the differences, but I'll give you. Some and I think that may be different. One is there's probably a genetic component to this disease that we don't quite understand. People were speculating. Why was so much more Italy because Italian get together a lot more than others people wonder with net net might have been some genetic predisposition. She decided kind storms for example, another article morbidity in patient population, so age is one thing you're right. Japanese population is actually older than the US. By other commodities like obesity, which is turning out to be a significant risk factor here is unfortunately. It's still a lot more obesity united. States than there is Japan so just because we've sorted out that the age factor may not explain it, but we have some more chronic illness in the United States spend maybe contributing to it as well and then you know the way we've handled. Handled the public health aspect of this and again I also wanted to be very careful about criticism of even the public health system because I'm sure there's a lot of things we look back and could have done differently, but we also have a lot of public health officers. Some extremely courageous ones and I'll say that I think unfortunately a some of our public does not really believe. Believe in this pandemic, the seriousness that they should, and that may be affecting the outcomes as well. There are certain communities as you know. Where substantial numbers of people were having just seemingly significant disregard, and so that might have been large numbers coming in at a just a bowl of people coming in all the ones that saturated the healthcare system made it hard to take care of. Of someone people possibly people coming in later than they should have because perhaps denial about the significance of the Selma's when it is on severe, and it's not be causing a doctor that I. don't WanNa Fault. The nurses and the doctors and rest of just I've seen what they're doing. My follow it very carefully, and I'm very proud of them, but I think because of the. The differences in population and our public health system is not working well is not resigned the way it should be, and there's not functioning in the way that it has been planned to function the

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How Hiroshima survivors helped form radiation safety rules

Science Magazine Podcast

06:53 min | 2 months ago

How Hiroshima survivors helped form radiation safety rules

"Now, we have contributing correspondent Dennis normal. He wrote this week on how seventy five years later. The survivors of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki have transformed understanding of the effects of radiation exposure on health. Hi, Dennis Arthur we're talking about study. Now. Run by Ari are asked, which is the Radiation Effects Research Foundation this is a very long-term study as I mentioned almost seventy five years. Years and included many many survivors over one hundred thousand. How exactly did this study get started all those years ago? Virginia's Harry Truman authorized launch of the study was in nineteen, forty, seven. They were pretty much should have a full team on the ground in Yoshii Nagasaki. By nineteen, forty, nine, thousand, nine, hundred fifty. The US Navy realized that there would be a bathroom studying the acute impact and. And the long term impact of what happens to humans when they are subjected to the detonation of Tom These survivors involvement in such a long-term study has yielded an amazing array of results, important results for health for anyone who's exposed to radiation and work or an accident. What are some of the key findings from this work us? Not just one study. They actually have a collection of different studies. Studies, they have carried out the most notable one. Is this enormous life span study where they have as you mentioned one hundred twenty thousand people who were enrolled at the outset? If you put together the combination of number of participants and the length of the study, there's probably nothing else like the RRF in his predecessor ABC city simply gathered data on how radiation has long term effects on health. Health of those who were exposed to radiation the Rif previously ABC gathered that data mix epidemiological connections between the amount of radiation. Someone gets and their risk of developing cancer later in life, other or decisions take that data and data from other studies as well, and they turn those into recommendations for the amount of exposure that people should be allowed to get if they are patient for medical imaging. Imaging, or if they are, the technicians were if their nuclear pact workers this gives away how old I am, but I went to the dentist pornography child. You sit in the dental chair and the dentist would real office machine thick x rays of your teeth, and those were go bouncing all over the room these days for dental x Ray. They put you in a special room which shielded technician. Technician is wearing a badge to track how much radiation he or she is exposed to. You're also wearing that vest to protect your organs from straight X rays all those recommendations shielding around the x ray rooms, dosimetry badges with technicians, where and the vest the patients where they all grew out of basic data that was produced by the long term studies by RRF INC with the survivors we talked. Talked about how this research got started very soon after the bombings, US government, Edna Japanese, government, and boasted research with survivors, but with different purposes. How are they different? Hauer their intentions with the studies different. The ABC was very much an American stony when the ABC's got started was so under America's occupation, and the Japanese scientists had difficulty publishing their observations amount of information that was released Japanese. was very much controlled by the occupation of Nargis, so there were real restrictions on what the Japanese scientists could do, but that initial collection of data by the US groups was over within a few months later there was a decision to set up a long-term study of the effects of radiation and at that point yet. Of the Japanese scientists in the American scientists were pretty much aligned. You mentioned in the story that the survivors weren't treated by the US scientist when they were involved in the study. Initially, that's right. Basically for political reasons, the decision was made that the ABC said he would not offer any treatment to the people who were being examined by the ABC physicians. They concern was that if the ABC city which at that time was very much? American funded American. If. They offered treatment. It might be taken as an admission of culpability in their condition, because misunderstandings and friction between the survivors, many of whom believe that they would get some help for doing with their illnesses with their injuries. Yeah, why would a survivor become involved in the study? If they weren't going to get treatment, even decades later if that was the history of the study. Initially. There was a hope that they would get some sort of medical benefit from participating in the study, the didn't get zero. In particular children that were born to survivors got medical checkups that there would not have received not been part of the study later as one of the survivors told me he has continued to cooperate with the study because he hopes that it will help the world recognize how devastating, the effects are of attack using atomic weapons, and so that is what motivates him to continue to cooperate. It's not clear whether there are. Are Health Effects for the offspring of survivors, but this survivors children are obviously concerned about their health. Can you talk about about this tension with the scientists say is that their studies so far have not identified any affects the question is. Are there no effects or are statistical data simply not detailed enough to spot affects the friction arises. Is that some of the children of the survivors? But we've that they are facing health issues that are not faced by big response were not subjected to the. It's on bond radiation, so the children what? As survivors as second-generation survivors, and they now have to court actions going forward, try to force the the government to recognize that the children of survivors should be recognized, says survivors as well, and that should also be entitled to medical support it just as their parents are

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Hey, Remember the Olympics?

Why It Matters

05:12 min | 2 months ago

Hey, Remember the Olympics?

"For many sports, the Olympics is the apex of what they can achieve as athletes, and it's a chance for the world to see incredible incredible athletes out there on the world stage. My name is Julius boy, cough and I. Teach Political Science at Pacific University, Oregon. Professor boy cough has written four books about the Olympics and as it turns out. He's also a former member of the US men's Olympic soccer team. and. That is really why the Olympics have stuck around and Ben so successful. Were it not for the athletes? We wouldn't really have the Olympic Games of course the money shuffle has become a big part of that. We can talk about that later, but for athletes in lesser known sports, sake curling in the Winter Olympics or maybe equestrian or something like that in the Summer Olympics, this is their one chance to make big. Now I think we have to remember that. The Olympics the Olympic Games themselves are a value or ideal driven event. I'm Katherine Moon and I am a professor of political. Science at Wellesley College I study issues related to eastasia particularly the Koreas and I love to talk about culture and values in international politics. As much as we say, it is about pure athleticism and fairer competition. It really was an is about ideals, human, being the human spirit to strive for excellence, and to do once best, and to be proud to be wist others who are excellent in their fields. And I think that's what drives people to go to the Olympics and to watch the Olympics. It's changed my life completely. Cultures and values together. Research big. So. It's July and we were supposed to start watching the summer Olympics in about a week, so what the heck happened! Yeah. The Olympics got corona virus and. They had to push back for a year. When you look back at that moment, there were calls to cancel the Olympics. There were calls to postpone the Olympics and the members of the International Olympic Committee seemed determined to press ahead with the games this at a time when other sports were shutting down, world soccer was shutting down various sports leagues around the world, and yet the International Olympic Committee felt like they needed to press ahead and the real reason why the. International Olympic Committee finally acted was because Canada basically said they were going to do a de facto boycott. If the Games were held in twenty twenty, they were soon followed by. The National Olympic Committees from Australia Portugal Germany, and when that all happened the International Olympic Committee had no choice but to postpone, and that's exactly what they did so now. They're slated for July twenty twenty one. To move has finally been confirmed. The signs are all over Tokyo symbols of what was supposed to be the Japanese revival. A comeback crushed at least for now. We're talking about it. Doesn't it seven years in the making millions of dollars. Two hundred countries at eleven thousand athletes. You can't just pick another date on the calendar. The Olympic Games have only been canceled three times. The first time was in nineteen sixteen during World War One. The second and third time we're in one, thousand, nine, hundred, forty and nineteen, forty, four, due to World War Two. It's still unclear whether the twenty twenty games will become forth historic cancellation. The current plan is to begin them on July Twenty Fourth Two thousand twenty one. But. Many experts are skeptical of this time line, arguing that there is no guarantee that the corona virus will be fully under control in a year. Still the struggle to preserve the twenty twenty games shows just how invested host countries become an success. What's at stake for Japan as the situation plays out. Well Japan has plunged a lot of money and prestige and human capital into making the Games happen if we think back to when they were originally bidding on the Olympics, they said that the entire escapade would cost seven point three billion dollars, but by the time this summer rolled around, they had spent some twenty eight billion dollars, according to an audit by the Japanese government, and so that's four times what they had originally planned postponing means adding anywhere from two to six billion dollars. Those are the best guesses that we have now. So what's at stake for Japan is they've already spent way more money than they expected and now they might not even get the Olympics to actually

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USA Swimming urges USOPC to ask for delay of Tokyo Games

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 6 months ago

USA Swimming urges USOPC to ask for delay of Tokyo Games

"The head of USA swimming is calling for the twenty twenty summer Olympics in Tokyo to be postponed until next year USA swimming CEO Tim Hinchey sent a letter to the U. S. Olympic and Paralympic committee on Friday describing the challenges USA swimmers face and urging the U. S. PC to use its voice as a leader within the Olympic movement to speak up for its athletes earlier Friday U. S. so P. C. board chair Suzanne wanting and said that the decision light with the World Health Organization the Japanese government and the international Olympic committee promising that her committee would never sent athletes in harm's way if they didn't think it was safe I'm Danny cap

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Stocks suffer worst losses since 1987 crash amid coronavirus fears

Monocle 24: The Globalist

06:06 min | 6 months ago

Stocks suffer worst losses since 1987 crash amid coronavirus fears

"Well it's time to talk business now with financial analysts. Louise Cooper Lewis. We've just been talking about the declining levels of cocaine in Suez. Here is that because people can't afford it any idea what cocaine these days. How would I ever know that? I'm an almost fifty year old woman with two children. I I the price of various packets of crisps but other things. No well traditionally. Of course arcane has been the junk of choice for the big city movers and shakers but it looks like they may not be able to afford it for much longer indeed north so yesterday we saw the biggest falls in the UK and the US and European actually but US stock markets since the crash in nineteen eighty seven. That is astonishing. They were down ten eleven percent. European markets were the same all completely spooked out by trump's supposed- reassuring speech on Wednesday night when they look to his incompetence ineptitude and so the three the thing the babies with the powerful to let you read it was. It was really cataclysmic yesterday this morning in Asia. You've got a little bit of. You've got huge huge volatility with markets swinging around all over the place and everybody's waiting to see how the US Open's if you've got a fund depends if you've got to figure final salary scheme. It's fine but if you've got any other type of pension fund you will have lost an awful lot of money in the last few weeks. Something like twenty twenty five percent of your pension fund shots savings you have in the stocks jazz market. I mean I think the way people are starting to look at is clearly. There's the corona virus. It's absolutely devastating from a human perspective. But it's pretty devastating from an economic perspective. You know it's all very well saying work from home but there are some people who can't work from home. What happens if you're a taxi driver? An all offices shot all these people are self employed as out the taxi the black cab yesterday and he said well if all the offices shot how do I get business? How if nobody's in London? He just brand new sixty grand cap. I've got a mortgage to pay off wife and kids. If I'm not working doing very little work for a month. How do I pay all these bills? You know I was again. I was another cap. And he said weady because London offices emptying out already that businesses down thirty forty percent you know and this is. The problem is the putting aside the health implications from an economic perspective people's livelihood. We are going to be slammed cleaners. So how can clean a wet from hiding? If they have to clean offices you know. How can somebody on a building site where home they can't? A lot of people are self imposed. Five million people are self employed in this country and the government did very very little for them in the budget on Wednesday and you look at the biggest economy in the world. No sick pay or not a lot of sick pay for a third of workers very little a national health service and an awful lot of people work on very flexible contracts. So you know the economic cost you know. People are slowly waking up. The economic cost of this could be devastating not salute the and in the travel industry to. That's really been hit. I mean the the travel industry is just crushing. Before our eyes low cost carrier Norwegian Air Suspending Hof of their staff Disney shutting the resort in in California potentially Florida suspending their cruises for a couple of months Princess cruises suspending operations. For a couple of months. You've got I mean I think of an airline that hasn't come out and warned on prophets and slashed flights. There's a whole load of them particularly Americans after trump's travel brand you've got the World Travel and Tourism Council saying the corona virus could cost up to fifty million tourism jobs around the economy. They reckon the travel and tourism industry could shrink at least by twenty-five percent in twenty twenty You know these people that they not be self employed. They still may lose their jobs. Well there are many articles of course saying how policy-makers now need to take very bold steps to do something but what can be done so yesterday we had the European Central Bank the ECP's already got negative interest rates. It already restarted constitutive easing. What more can it do not allow? I mean that was kind of one of the reasons. Well it was a contributory factor to the big falls yesterday. We've got Japanese Japanese government. Come out saying you know. We'll do whatever it takes. I mean the thing is really. It's only you know interest rates cutting help a little bit but really what governments need to do is spend money they need to give cash. I mean forget about tax cuts or whatever they need to give cash to the households most impacted by this and I would argue the need to give cash to the businesses that are most impacted by this because if those businesses go bust that is productive capacity. This is these bad. Business is these businesses that have been hit by global supply shock so so I would argue. That's what governments needs to the problem in Europe particularly in the EU. Is You have to get all all countries on board to do to break the fiscal rules. And go out there and spend a Lotta money and the Germans and never keen on that. Yeah and finally very quickly the Premier League's called an emergency meeting so we have now know that the head coach of Arsenal has got the corona virus. A Chelsea player has tested positive as well and clearly the teams of Arsenal and Chelsea and now being quarantined self-isolated because they would have been in touch with that so the England's Premier League is having an emergency more meeting this morning to discuss whether matches should be played behind closed doors. There are all suspended entirely given the player and a coach are now not able to play. This is following many many other sporting leagues around the world. That are saying that behind closed. Doors or actually spend suspend them entirely. Louis thank you very much indeed and do stay

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Coronavirus now infecting over 83,000, Japanese island of Hokkaido declares state of emergency over pace of virus transmission

This Morning with Gordon Deal

01:18 min | 7 months ago

Coronavirus now infecting over 83,000, Japanese island of Hokkaido declares state of emergency over pace of virus transmission

"News Belarus New Zealand Nigeria as the corona virus outbreak now affects more than eighty three thousand people around the world boxes Simon known as an update live the date the Nigerian case puts the virus in sub Sahara Africa for the first time the region with some of the world's weakest health systems Nigerian authorities saying the patient is an Italian citizen visiting on a business trip major outbreaks in Italy South Korea and Iran are growing a gated run now counting seventy four deaths the highest number outside China what a region of Japan is declaring a state of emergency a day after the Japanese government closed all schools for months Dave seven US thousands of people are being monitored but it's still sixty confirmed cases of coronavirus including one in California who hasn't traveled or unknown contact with someone sick of the virus and that one patient turns out it wasn't even tested for four whole days despite requests from hospital staff now this is a state that only has about two hundred test kits left governor Gavin Newsom announcing Thursday the CDC is stepping in to help boxes I show housing that patient is in the county home the Travis Air Force base where Americans were flown back from China and then in fact the cruise ship in Japan vice president pence is been put in charge of the response some Democrats been critical ones in the administration hasn't done enough pence told fox keep

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CDC Director Testifies on Coronavirus

Public Affairs Events

04:38 min | 7 months ago

CDC Director Testifies on Coronavirus

"We're honored to be joined by Dr Robert Redfield the director of the centers for disease control and prevention please summarize your writ written statements to five minutes and without objection you're prepared written statements will be made part of the record Mr for that system back again you chairman Vera and ranking member yo thank you for the opportunity to testify today regarding the outbreak of the code nineteen novel coronavirus and the department of state's response throughout this global public health emergency the department has worked around the clock on what has always been mission number one for us insuring the safety and security of US citizens abroad secretary and his senior leadership team have been personally engaged in directing and supporting the US response to this outbreak in close consultation with our colleagues at the department of health and Human Services including our CDC colleagues the department of homeland security the department of defense and others utilizing their expertise our diplomats and staff serving in the region executed evacuation plans provided consular services engage foreign governments and reported on economic issues arising from this outbreak we simply could not have done so much to care for US citizens and our own personal in China without a department wide efforts U. S. diplomats in China Seoul Tokyo content elsewhere contributed to our evacuation efforts ably aided by our locally employed staff including those at our consulate general in Wuhan throughout it all we regularly engaged at the people's Republic of China at the most senior levels including president trump's February seventh conversation with president xi secretary Pantera also spoke with his counterpart about the evacuations from Wuhan and stressed the protecting US citizens in times of crisis is our number one priority our ambassador to China Terry Branstad work directly with the ministry of foreign affairs of China to facilitate evacuation flights and US liveries of donated assistance our team in China was on the ground helping obtain permissions for our flights and processing passengers operating in often difficult conditions this work was instrumental in evacuating U. S. citizens and even some of our allies to safety we face challenges in evacuating U. S. citizens from the quarantine zone in China and additional complexities supporting US citizens on cruise ships the department work closely with our allies in Japan to ensure the health and safety of US citizens on board the diamond princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama the U. S. embassy Tokyo coordinated closely with the Japanese government with carnival corporation and US CDC and other components of the department of health and Human Services to assist U. S. citizens on the ship after a high number of code nineteen cases were identified on board and out of consideration for Japan's already overburdened health system of the department of health and Human Services made an assessment that the U. S. citizens and crew on board were at high risk of exposure and should be repatriated to minimize risks to their health going forward in Cambodia we organized response teams and see how to fill and put on hand to assist U. S. citizens on the cruise ship western dam working in close coordination with Holland America Cambodian authorities and the embassies of other countries with citizens on board the ship embassy teams including consular medical and logistics experts to facilitate health screenings lodging and travel needs of more than six hundred U. S. citizen passengers our embassy also utilized its consular messaging platform and social media accounts to provide timely updates to passengers in coordination with these efforts USA ID had provided an initial tranche of funding for affected and at risk countries to address critical gaps in coated nineteen country readiness including risk communication and community engagement laboratory detection enhanced surveillance and infection prevention and control in addition USA ID is arranging shipments of essential personal protective equipment to selected countries in coordination with the World Health Organization our efforts continue apace we are continually engaging with host governments in the Asia Pacific region to ensure they are informed of our policies and that we can share information and best practices to address this outbreak we successfully encouraged Beijing to accept US experts in the W. H. O. mission to China on February seventh twenty twenty the United States government announced that it is prepared to provide up to one hundred million dollars in existing funds to assist countries including China impacted by and at risk from the virus systems to contain and combat coded nineteen will be provided bilaterally and through multilateral organizations this commitment along with the hundreds of millions generously donated by the American private sector demonstrates strong U. S. leadership in response to the outbreak

Coronavirus worry puts Tokyo Olympics organizers on edge

AP 24 Hour News

00:43 sec | 7 months ago

Coronavirus worry puts Tokyo Olympics organizers on edge

"Tokyo Olympic organizers and the Japanese government have gone on the offensive AS AP correspondent Julie Walker reports the reaction stems from comments by a senior international Olympic committee member he said the twenty twenty games were being threatened by the spread of the corona virus former international Olympic committee vice president Dick pound told the Associated Press there's a three month window to decide the fate of the Summer Games however a spokesman for the Japanese government says the IOC is going ahead with the Tokyo Olympics and pounds opinion doesn't reflect the official view the coronavirus that began in China has infected more than eighty thousand people around nine hundred of them in Japan and fifty seven here in the United States are being treated according to the government

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Tokyo organizers, IOC going ahead as planned with Olympics

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | 7 months ago

Tokyo organizers, IOC going ahead as planned with Olympics

"Former international Olympic committee vice president Dick pound told the Associated Press there's a three month window to decide the fate of the Summer Games however a spokesman for the Japanese government says the IOC is going ahead with the Tokyo Olympics and pounds opinion doesn't reflect the official view the coronavirus that began in China has infected more than eighty thousand people around nine hundred of them in Japan and fifty seven here in the United States are being treated according to the government the death toll globally is more than twenty seven hundred I'm Julie Walker

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‘We’re in a Petri Dish’: How a Coronavirus Ravaged a Cruise Ship

Weekend Edition Sunday

03:55 min | 7 months ago

‘We’re in a Petri Dish’: How a Coronavirus Ravaged a Cruise Ship

"When passengers of a luxury ship were quarantined in their rooms after one person tested positive with the coronavirus it may have seemed like a good idea yeah as the days went on dozens and then hundreds became infected with code nineteen the largest outbreak site outside of China was on board that ill fated ship docked in Japan now two passengers are dead the closed environment of the diamond princess as our next guest was essentially a Petri dish Dan rigano is a science writer for buzzfeed news and he joins me now welcome hi the bigger cruise ships as you wrote are notorious for spreading illnesses I have to start by asking our epidemiologists really surprised that after two weeks more than six hundred people have been infected on one ship alone the people we spoke to study this sort of thing the past aren't surprised at all and it's sort of cute on the question of how does this virus behave and now it's becoming apparent or it seems apparently have to be very careful right that it's more like the flu like influence a where airborne transmission earlier in an infection during sneezing rather than coughing stage seems to be a factor here that brings the play the question of how the ship was ventilated and now airborne transmission in general well let's talk about the ventilation system so are the people who study this and one of surprises here was it actually been a lot of research looking this question say that ventilation systems on cruise ships aren't any good at stopping airborne diseases from spreading that there been studies of flu where you have in a week's time you know one patient infecting forty people and likewise the air filter simply aren't designed to screen viruses after awhile the whole system gets gummed up with it and to speaking sneezing coughing in your ward room that gets picked up by their system you know and and it doesn't get filtered out maybe gets passed on in the past that's what happened in lysis cruise ship had some kind of impossible have ventilation system that was going on but it just seems that people knew about what happens on board ships and so it might not have been the best thing to keep well there that what your criteria is clear the Japanese government's goal was to keep this thing bottled up on a ship right there you have all these people there are two thousand six under sixty six passengers and another thousand crew there on the ship but they're not in Japan right and so if you just pull them off one by one as they get sick and put them in the hospital that's better than dumping three thousand some people who are potentially signature pan at once but actually contaminating an entire island which likely was there thinking well I've spoken to have speculated so like this was a way to keep the thing contained on the ship more than a way to to treat the patients although of course they treated them you know they were they were getting checked in that sort of thing so with the benefit of hindsight what should have officials in Japan done when a ship with more than thirty seven hundred crew and passengers anchored there with the crown of ours is a concern the consensus seems to be they should have bitten the bullet found places to put these people up like they've done in Singapore where they have them in university dorms separate from each other the air flow should have been cut off from central air initiative use fresh air pumped into individual rooms turn on space heaters to keep them warm and you know don't intermix on a giant container bunch of sick people well people and expected to turn out well mmhm with air travel and there is still largely free movement of people do you see the widespread outbreak of cover nineteen is inevitable most of the experts I talked to seasonable they think that this is gonna end up being one of them and Democrata viruses that too many has to deal with the question is how soon does that happen and it seems like it's coming closer right now with what's going on and South Korea and Iran and elsewhere where we have cases that look are looking more and more like community based ones rather than travel related that's the big worry in the nice thing about the diamond princess people as we know who they are and we can watch them the cases where we we can't do that I mean those the ones that are real worry

Officials letting last uninfected passengers leave Diamond Princess

Paul W. Smith

00:29 sec | 7 months ago

Officials letting last uninfected passengers leave Diamond Princess

"Japan's health minister says the last cruise ship passengers who tested negative for a new virus will leave the diamond princess today after the quarantine of the vessel ended Blake ecig in Japan says the Japanese government has come under fire for how they have handled this whole thing you have public health officials that have defended the way that judge cannot handle it but you also have infectious disease specialists who say they've got this whole quarantine things completely

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Coronavirus Updates: Japan Prepares to Release More Cruise Ship Passengers

Bloomberg Businessweek

00:58 sec | 7 months ago

Coronavirus Updates: Japan Prepares to Release More Cruise Ship Passengers

"As passengers a release from the diamond princess cruise ship in Japan more concerned about the whole process is surfacing Cantoral it water who is a professor of infectious diseases a Kobe university and he happened to be a passenger on the prince's inside princess Diana have a full scared I was so scared of getting caught with nineteen because there was no way to tell where the virus sees no green zone no rate some could have terrorists and everybody was not careful about eight and he says there it was nobody in control and worries of numbers of people who are infected are being released right now the Japanese government says everybody has been checked and re check meanwhile the director of the National Institute of allergy and infectious diseases Dr Anthony Fauci says it is very hard to predict my sense in the sense of many of my colleagues is that the ultimate

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"japanese government" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

04:23 min | 1 year ago

"japanese government" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"No, it's Mike OPEC, and no apostrophe. I am Irish. But there's no apostrophe in the name sitting in for my friend joepags here in the Joe pags show on Memorial Day, very proud and honored to be here in the pegs chair. I'm not in joepags chair by the women. My own chair in my studio in the free speech bunker in Wilmington, Delaware. And I will tell you there are times I feel outnumbered here in Delaware. It is not exactly a state. That's friendly to conservatives or people who believe the constitution is the operating manual from which she, we should be living. Our lives and running our government. A lot of the people around here seem to think nineteen Eighty-four is an operating manual. I'm not kidding. Orwell's classic is seventy years old. Think about that George Orwell's manual or warning, depending on which side of the all year round is seventy years old. And I encourage you, if you read it in high school, or in college, you may have forgotten some of the nuances and you should pick it up and scan it again. It's a great beach read. And it's one of those things that you wait a minute. Those idiots in the big government side of things are actually doing this stuff, and we need we need to put the brakes on this now. So who didn't mean to get off on a weird tangent there. But nineteen Eighty-four but it just struck me because I'm here sometimes it's, it's fairly lonely here in very blue part of northern Delaware. The southern part of our state is very red. And unfortunately, I have to live and work in the northern part, but we'll get into that. I mentioned the president and his trip to Japan and he wrapped it up with the final press conference today, and the media is salivating trying to form or put a wedge between Donald Trump. And the Japanese government, and we have been we've been friendly with the Japanese government. We've been trying to strike a great deal on trade with the Japanese and I think we've been doing that fairly. Well, you know, I think we've been doing a pretty good job. Those to have a great relationship Shinzo obey and Donald Trump. And so why would the media want to drive a wedge between the president and the leader of the Japanese government? Well, mostly because they don't like the president. They wanna see him taken down, even if it means problems for our country and that just doesn't make any stink sense. And one of the things they did. In addition to the mocking of the wrestling was try and make some weird statement or weird interpretation of what the president said about Kim Jong UN launching some small missiles last week. And there are some of the president's inner circle who disagreed with him that it's not that big of a deal. The president says he trusts chairman Kim will keep us from he won't be testing long range missiles, or nukes, well, the mainstream media is trying to make this into thing. And so they're going to push it forward, and we'll get into this, because this guy from CNN, who's also a professor and a foreign policy adviser guy name in Bremmer geopolitical analyst and journalist made up a false quote from the president about North Korea and later because people ask. Him when was the said where did you hear him say this? Where's the video he had to retract it? He had to take it down off Twitter. He wrote President Trump in Tokyo colon quote, Kim Jong Hoon is smarter and would make a better president than sleepy Joe Biden close quote. He actually posted that with quotes turns out to be Bravo, Sierra turns out to be nothing but hype, not even close to reality. And when he was asked to clarify it. He said, well, it sounded like it could have happened. Well, we'll have to get into this because certainly crosses ethical boundaries, and it drags in and Varo..

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"japanese government" Discussed on Hostage

Hostage

05:24 min | 1 year ago

"japanese government" Discussed on Hostage

"In October of nineteen thirty five Chiang KAI. Shek unknowingly brought together the two men who would eventually orchestrate a coup against him General Yang who Chung and John Shirley on Yang Chung was a plump bespectacled man plagued by rheumatism. He shared little in common with his suave new colleague where John had been born into status and privilege Yang came from a family of peasants rising power as in illiterate bandit in the central province of Xinxiang despite his humble origins. Yong's continued military victories established him as the foremost. Warlord shinji. He rose to power in a similar way. John's father had in nineteen thirty young participated in a rebellion against the qualm. In town government when faced with defeat young pledged himself to the nationalist army. He was a pragmatist a man more motivated by survival than any kind of lofty ID. Geological goals, he aligned himself with the nationalist under the adage if you can't beat them. Join them Yang had two wives which was pretty normal in China at the time one woman his parents chose for him. And the other heat shows progressive and former communist upon the completion of his mansion in shiong in nineteen thirty six on the two women refused to move in together. The hated each other his pragmatic solution. He would live alone journalist. Edgar snow described Yang as a rugged peasant who might once have had high dreams of making a big change in his world. But who finding himself in power looked vainly from method and grew weary and confused. He never had the same naive and unflagging loyalty to Chiang high shack that Zhongshui young. Did he didn't have the same confidence that Shang would fight the Japanese, and it may have been this wariness this refusal to grow close to the generalissimo that sealed his? Eventual doom. By nineteen thirty six Changcai shack was at the height of his power commander in chief of China's armed forces and president of the Chinese nationalist party. He was close to completely eliminating the struggling remnants of the communist forces his top priority, but to Jong and Yang a larger threat was being ignored. The Japanese government was increasing its hold on northern China the urge Chang to mounted defense, but instead Chang withdrew one hundred eighty thousand Chinese troops from areas where they might be provoked by Japanese occupiers adding insult to injury. The Japanese launched a campaign of economic and social sabotage in Manchuria, they smuggled in goods to sell undercutting the cost of local manufacturers and gravely damaging the already fragile economy. They encouraged and enabled narcotics abuse to demoralize and weaken the Chinese people. In pay ping alone. Three hundred drug dens sprung up authorized, by the Japanese puppet government, John watched as the people of his homeland fell prey to the same corruption that it held him captive for years. Young saw his chances for economic success crumbling before his eyes, but without Changcai shakes approval Jong and young were powerless to stop the Japanese destruction day-by-day pressure to mount a resistance was building among the people and Shanghai. And then king students staged protests and hunger strikes before long their anger bubbled over in divide once. Writing broke out at a Japanese owned mill in Shanghai in Chung, do and Guandong Japanese civilians were stabbed to death and mutilated by angry mobs is opinions to himself, but John made his position very clear how could chain justify the recovery of territory from the communists in his words inch by inch while it lost its territory to the foreign aggressors province by province, but Chang held stubbornly to his position he would not attempt to resistance campaign against the Japanese until the communists were entirely neutralized. Now, as it turns out Chang had made some weak efforts at an armistice with the communists in preparation to fight the Japanese back in nineteen thirty two. He had set up. A secret council to facilitate talks between communist leader, Joe and lie and one of his lieutenants his conditions for peace were to fold that the Red Army disband, and they agree to follow soon. Yet sends three principles in return. The communists would be allowed to set up an autonomous government in one of the northern provinces. Negotiations broke down early on and little progress was made and this was all kept under the strictest confidentiality as far as John new Chang had no interest in brokering peace with the communists on top of this Chang's direction seem to contradict soon yet since first principle of a unified diverse China instead of attacking the Japanese John. Armies were told their enemy was their fellow countrymen..

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"japanese government" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

02:39 min | 1 year ago

"japanese government" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

"Here is transparency US efforts in this field. Basically fall into two categories thr- either serve completely white and out in the open or they're purely in the black as covert action and one of the telling things about the differences between the United front system and say covert action. Democratic state is that covert action ends up being a completely separate policy process. It has a completely special in separate set of rules for how it's conducted how the ideas are generated how it's executed. So it means it's not an part of policy. It's not just anyone can say, oh, let's do these little things the way that something in the white might be just to. To take concrete example, if you you have say the department of agriculture is attempting to get a deal overseas. The department of agriculture here doesn't reach out to covert organizations and ask them to manipulate these efforts or stoli's efforts was in. China's example of this is conceived was one package of ideas of influence. Yes. And I think actually very good example from Chinese history is the way Joe in lie handled the opening of relations with Japan, he made it very clear that they didn't want Chinese diplomat's to accept overtures from the Japanese government, and that they weren't going to be reaching out to the Japanese government tried to open relationship what they were going to do was pick winners among Japanese business community in selectively allow them to succeed in China since that would sort of give the measure of their knowledge of China. How often do we essentially judge businessman business person by the money that they've earned if they've been successful? They must. Oh, how things work in by choosing people to win in China? Joan lies explicit objective was that these people would influence the liberal Democratic Party ruling, Japan and push them toward an opening with China on more favorable terms in China have been reaching out to them. So we've talked about the the sort of as it with strengths of the system all these divest involvement, this sort of daily work when it comes to dealing with the United States what its weaknesses. What problems does it have? Because you know, I worked in Chinese state media for a long time, and which is in many ways pot of United front of calls, and one of the things that was visible that was that was a real gap in that understanding of how amac and culture would to a MAC and public society would and it was also very difficult for them to craft messages that were appealing to Americans because the messages, first and foremost had to fit domestic political constraints..

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"japanese government" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

02:39 min | 1 year ago

"japanese government" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

"Here is transparency US efforts in this field. Basically fall into two categories thr- either serve completely white and out in the open or they're purely in the black as covert action and one of the telling things about the differences between the United front system and say covert action. Democratic state is that covert action ends up being a completely separate policy process. It has a completely special in separate set of rules for how it's conducted how the ideas are generated how it's executed. So it means it's not an part of policy. It's not just anyone can say, oh, let's do these little things the way that something in the white might be just to. To take concrete example, if you you have say the department of agriculture is attempting to get a deal overseas. The department of agriculture here doesn't reach out to covert organizations and ask them to manipulate these efforts or stoli's efforts was in. China's example of this is conceived was one package of ideas of influence. Yes. And I think actually very good example from Chinese history is the way Joe in lie handled the opening of relations with Japan, he made it very clear that they didn't want Chinese diplomat's to accept overtures from the Japanese government, and that they weren't going to be reaching out to the Japanese government tried to open relationship what they were going to do was pick winners among Japanese business community in selectively allow them to succeed in China since that would sort of give the measure of their knowledge of China. How often do we essentially judge businessman business person by the money that they've earned if they've been successful? They must. Oh, how things work in by choosing people to win in China? Joan lies explicit objective was that these people would influence the liberal Democratic Party ruling, Japan and push them toward an opening with China on more favorable terms in China have been reaching out to them. So we've talked about the the sort of as it with strengths of the system all these divest involvement, this sort of daily work when it comes to dealing with the United States what its weaknesses. What problems does it have? Because you know, I worked in Chinese state media for a long time, and which is in many ways pot of United front of calls, and one of the things that was visible that was that was a real gap in that understanding of how amac and culture would to a MAC and public society would and it was also very difficult for them to craft messages that were appealing to Americans because the messages, first and foremost had to fit domestic political constraints..

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"japanese government" Discussed on WINT 1330 AM

WINT 1330 AM

01:56 min | 2 years ago

"japanese government" Discussed on WINT 1330 AM

"Two, eight two one five five The Japanese government has admitted it has been inflating the number of disabled people at employees to make, it look as though it has fulfilled legal quotas ministries and agencies had said they'd. Hide nearly seven thousand people with disabilities investigation. Found that half those. Would not disabled among case we'll move diabetes was included women still with a disabled. Soon said she was shocked. To hear the figures are been inflated Japanese government is. Now apologized not meeting its own target the most says more than two. Percent, of, its, employees should, be, disabled That's. BBC's Michael Bristow about serving a life sentence. For his role in. The nineteen ninety three World Trade Center bombing is suing federal prison officials arguing that. Staff repeatedly violated his religious. Rights judge our Brooke Jackson did not immediately rule when. Arguments wrapped up, Tuesday to Denver federal court this is townhall dot com The United States on Tuesday. Defended its reimposition of sanctions against Iran as a legal unjustified national security measure that cannot be challenged, by Terada at the United Nations highs court correspondent Mike quarter reports it's not known at the US would suspend the Iranian sanctions even if judges at the international court of Justice were to rule, in Toronto favor it remains to be seen. If the United States would comply with such a measure today in court American lawyers argued that. Reimposing the sanctions on Tehran Is a national security issue the Americans had also. Aims to make the world a. Place calling the Iranian regime one of the world's top sponsors. Of terrorism quarter added Iranians have amount of support within the international community in that. For example the European Union is not happy that the Trump administration has re imposed sanctions more of, these.

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"japanese government" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"japanese government" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Bar are you for sports betting in Indiana. Casinos state rep Alan Morrison Brazil says you can put your money on it happening soon Need to, take some parts of what other states are doing Indiana and you can get it up and running Morrison says Indiana generates the fourth most gaming revenue out of all. Fifty states and that legalizing sports betting is practical in investment millions of Americans had reason to celebrate today seven decades ago that story coming up the Indianapolis Colts have today off. Before starting joint practices with, the Baltimore Ravens at training camp I'm Kevin Bowen in Westfield. Colts had their final night practice of training camp on Tuesday those in attendance. At grant park saw a very impressive session for Andrew luck Wednesday brings the last off day for the colts the Baltimore Ravens will take part in joint practices with, the colts to close out camp on Friday and Saturday afternoons, Kevin Bowen ninety three, WIBC mobile new seventy three years ago the empire of Japan surrendered to the allies afternoon message from the Japanese government in reply to the message power to, that, government by the secretary of state on August eleventh president Harry Truman reading the Telugu From the Japanese government at the White House reply a full acceptance of the Potsdam declaration which specifies the unconditional surrender of Japan that formal signing the formal, signing actually happened on the USS Missouri in Tokyo harbor a, few weekend a few, weeks later spotty showers to the south on radar I'm curt darling and I'm John Herrick on the level on the go and on Twitter at ninety, three, WIBC, and WIBC.

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"japanese government" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories

02:07 min | 2 years ago

"japanese government" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

"Human taste buds can't distinguish difference between fructose and natural sugar so so this high fructose corn syrup was an ideal sugar substitute however marshall and coys process required the toxic chemical arsenide so in theory the syrup couldn't be used for food products a few years later in nineteen sixty one doctor k yamanaka discovered a catalyst to turn glucose into fructose that did not require arson eight yamanaka was working with the japanese government at the agency of industrial science and technology when he perfected his formula for high fructose corn syrup the same formula used commonly today yamanaka technique was patented in the us in nineteen seventy one that same year president richard nixon appointed earl butz a secretary of the usda butts goal was to protect farmers he wanted a cheap centralized food system to feed the world the solution corn corn production is subsidized so it's cheap cheaper than sugarcane much cheaper and it's easier to transport than sugar cane up to this point farm animals where the main consumers of corn but butts wanted to utilize grain production for humans to use this inexpensive crop so around nineteen seventy five high fructose corn syrup was introduced to the american market at large manufacturers started to use high fructose corn syrup in everything soft drinks juices flavored yogurt and processed foods high fructose corn syrup was cheaper and sweeter than sugar and corn grows abundantly in the us however it came with a huge downside found was that mri scans showed the brain activity was very different after people drink fructose beverages rather than glucose fructose did not activate the areas of the brain that tell you i'm satisfied full i've had enough fructose is metabolized in the liver it is fat producing and does not trigger inside ellen like glucose insulin helps glucose.

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"japanese government" Discussed on Bytemarks Cafe

Bytemarks Cafe

01:53 min | 2 years ago

"japanese government" Discussed on Bytemarks Cafe

"Initiated by the japanese government and the reason for that is they want to advance their research technology to be criven to the rest of the world well that's interesting because i think i would have assumed that there's a lot of engineering talent in japan producing a good work in research what is the impetus for the government program to actually expand that science program or that that science talent in japan as you mentioned is year is excellent they do a lot of engineering and manufacturing but that's in japan sciences is a worldwide effort and then you must collaborate with people all over in european united states and japan felt that they were not on top of it and then they needed to create an international science and technology university now what what was it that really brought this event here and and what do they want to perhaps accomplished by you know being at the eastwest center to talk about stem and education in okinawa well one of the reasons is the president of his his german he's the beat a president of mock plank institute which has had about thirty nobel prize right right yes well recognized and then he this is first visit to hawaii and he wanted to sort of promote let people know that his organisation exists because it's a read a new organization gather the the always to the the the okinawa of science technology is trying to as you said have this global appeal but there must be a specific connection between okinawa its communities and hawaii to bring them here.

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"japanese government" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

01:49 min | 2 years ago

"japanese government" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"Well now bloomberg news reports that not that long after that meeting something unusual and previously unreported took place quote two months after jared kushner joined the white house as a senior advisor his family firm sold a stake in brooklyn building to a unit of a company whose largest shareholder is the government of japan the brooklyn transaction representative premium of more than sixty percent on a price per square foot basis over what kushner companies and its partners paid for years earlier the deal enabled the kushner group take larger ownership stakes in nearby buildings the property which is connected to one of the kushner owned buildings by a pedestrian walkway remains vacant today japanese company primarily operates in japan it has only seven us properties as of september two thousand sixteen its purchase of the kushner property was the only purchase made in new york city last year everybody involved in this story today is any political component to the deal or involvement by jared kushner but we actually sent a producer out to this building in brooklyn today this building co owned by jared kushner's family and the japanese government the building definitely still empty even though the japanese government controlled company bought it a year ago in a very unusual real estate transaction for them for a sixty percent premium and even though this is one of the hottest neighborhoods for development in new york city it remains vacant just a nice investment to have nice thing to dump millions and millions and millions of dollars into when you're a country trying really hard to build a good relationship with the new american administration and a new president who brings his son in law and his daughter to the first meeting with your country's prime minister.

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"japanese government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:32 min | 2 years ago

"japanese government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Household surveys are believed to provide the most details account of the subject environmentalists have criticised a decision by brazil's supreme court to uphold major changes to the law governing the protection of the amazon rainforest kansas pierre ripples revised laws on protecting the world's largest rainforest were passed by the brazilian congress but were blocked by legal appeals now the changes have gone through they include an amnesty for landowners who had in the really deforested their land in the two decades up to two thousand an eight brazil's powerful farming lobby has welcomed the court's decision saying produces will be able to focus on distracted by criminal charges on boosting a key sector of the economy environmentalists say future illegal deforestation has now been made acceptable a revolt was by kansas pierre to you're listening to the latest world news coming to you from the bbc venezuelan officials say a group of suspected colombian paramilitaries were killed in a confrontation with security forces in the border state of touch era a government minister said five men and two women were linked to the colombian criminal group the gulf clan a row between japan and south korea of japan's use of korean sex slaves during the second world war has deepened south korea's president moon jae in said that the japanese government could not simply declare the issue to be over the government and so has repeatedly criticized the deal reached three years ago under which tokyo agreed to compensate women who were forced to work in japanese military brothels a japanese government spokesman yoshihiko dais suge condemned president moons remarks money going on mugabe what's president moon said is against the japan and south korea agreed in it is totally unacceptable and extremely regrettable vote we immediately lodged a complaint with the south korean government through diplomatic routes the agreement is a final and irreversible solution to the issue in japan is conducted all the obligations based on the agreement now urged south korea to do the same gunman in the central african republic of killed six people during the latest deadly attack on aid workers in the country one of those killed in the shooting is mud kunda close to the border with chad was a member of staff from the un children's charity unicef f the organization said it was saddened by what it called a senseless attack.

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"japanese government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:38 min | 2 years ago

"japanese government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The trouble is giannis that he's really hard to know exactly what's going on in the minds of kim jongun and his advisors in north korea when that south korea held the summer olympics back in the 1980s north korea blew up a south korean airliner with everybody on board hoping that it would disrupt the game said the record here is not good note however a completely understand that from the south korean point of view a having a north korean delegration present a north koreans taking part first of all means the north koreans on gun to attack the games in some way and it also is a way to sort of bring the north and the south korean people's together in the in in a joint event but i have to say there are many many sceptics as well talking of skeptics you're back in tokyo now how worried is japan about the what it would call north korean threat and do you think that this move over the games will have eased those worries the tool no no to toll the japanese government has decided to take a very hardline stance towards north korea and its nuclear weapons understanding really very close with the trump administration over this japan is deeply concerned about american disengagement from asia and the potential for that under president trump and it sees the north korean nuclear missile program as potentially existential threat how has what whatever she gortat button great button waving might buttons bigger than yours the exchange of tweets between the north korean earned american leaders over the nuclear button house will that gone down in the region well he won't get the.

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"japanese government" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"japanese government" Discussed on PRI's The World

"Inviting youngsoo made the statement the president moon has some control over south korea's destiny the president moon who's only been in office for several months is going to stand up to trump and obey what has the japanese position been on comfort women on of the shown any willingness to kind of addresses openly either with the koreans or with the united states yes the japanese government has addressed this in a variety of ways there were statements by the prime minister of japan acknowledging this past and and most importantly in december two thousand fifteen japan and south korea reached a major agreement on the comfort women issue and the south korean government set up a foundation which accepted a large chunk of money directly from the japanese government for the first time in has dispersed that money to surviving comfort women who now number just over thirty so last night at the dinner donald trump reportedly hugged youngsoo or what message did that sent to korea and to japan korea and to japan if they were watching yes the japanese government has said that it registered a complaint through diplomatic channels but i think the hug from trump sends a message that he acknowledges that this is a raw chapter in south korean history and when he was in japan he also met with the families of people who were kidnapped by north korea both of these groups of victims are incredibly emotional issues in japan and south korea and so it sends a powerful signal that the he acknowledges an emotional and difficult issue in both countries pasts seles barrington professor at george washington university thank you very much for your time thank you finally today the story of two japanese american families who have grown closer over time from san jose california here's kqed's elicit john perry.

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"japanese government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:43 min | 3 years ago

"japanese government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Pretend never happened and that's what's move me s injustice that japan did to these women to over four hundred thousand girls and women though kidnapped and raped as much as over sometimes twenty thirty times a day and i don't know how anyone can survive that kind of a uh a treatment i certainly can't when i wrote about it i realized the along with judge julie tang who also retired because of this we decided to pursue our justice in a different court not in the full walls of a courtroom but in the global courtroom where we can tell the world history and hopefully have japan apologize pay reparation and tell the world that this kind of a true ross these can never ever happen again mary mccarthy the japanese government they have not necessarily denied the existence of these conversations or that it was a directive uh during the war to create these stations for soldiers right napa complicated choir granted the nine nine is the japanese government do a roof new are there available evident with regard clear what the nature of the confrontation were 1993 they came out with the corner date man which would eight basically a dayton and are the rigged doubt of this review and acknowledged that the government had been involved in these comfort station apollo dried goiti it could be conquered faith and and to the women without and fat crime there have been a number our effort at both the government rebel as well as the level of civil society hero the next yet red are re then the kono eight men or to other wide undermining with in japanese fight either no consent set on what the comfort women were what the comfort stations were and what the role of the japanese government wide or would not in there that was in lilian thing in 2015 japan and south korea reached an agreement of sorts under which japan pledged to contribute more than eight million dollars to the surviving comfort women of of which there are about forty or so leftists that right yes have very few left why was that not enough of an acknowledgement too many comfort women thank you for asking the question it was never an agreement that was signed by the.

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"japanese government" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"japanese government" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"I think it's a reflection of just how concerned the japanese government are about the real present danger of north korean prime minister may i begin a public statements has been right too that too i think on the school the importance of britain japan standing shoulder to shoulder one very important aspect of bilateral relationship which is of course framed by historical relationship between two countries is the sense that both britain and japan share a commitment to common values the rule of law and of course in britain because of its a significant economic exposure in the far east is also concerned for good economic reasons and ensuring the stability remains passive part of the future relationship the britain has with nominee japan but other countries in the region the reason existing framework symbolized by the two plus two regular meetings between the foreign and defence ministers of both countries uh to to look at opportunities for which security cooperation online encouraged i think by the by the degree of active discussion between the two sides on concrete efforts there is as part of this visit a commitment on the part of the british government to just to deploy a naval presence to the region in the form of use the the british ship argyle and i think also very important discussions about cybersecurity and other efforts where britain japan can work more closely together talk to john nelson right thank you very much for.

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"japanese government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"japanese government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The end of his term wanted to initiate a nofirstuse policy he stepped back that with step back from john is an dental add texture to that conversation i'm sure but um but i think that the question here for japan and specifically since he raith that lies of course they would not want the use of nuclear weapons and proximity to them nonetheless the japanese government does rely on extended deterrence and they don't want the united states for example to issue a nofirstuse statement because they see the threat of american nuclear use as being very critical to their own defence of deterrence john i think jeff was also getting too i think uh a real challenge for the future sure preventing countries from having nuclear weapons which is that in the case of libya where we convinced qaddafi to give up his weapons of mass destruction programme he was later invaded and killed in the case of iraq they bluffed that they had weapons of mass destruction they didn't but they were still invaded and so is there an incentive now for countries to get nuclear weapons to deter the united states and north korea clearly felt that the best way to prevent the united states from dictating to it or from invading it was to develop a nuclear deterrent the question is then what do they do with it and i think this gets to the the underlying reality in the korean peninsula which is that the united states has deterred north korea from an attack for fifty years and north korea has deterred us from an attack for fifty or so we have a deterrent relation ship with them already it works it is messy it is dangerous at times but it is something that we can sustain if we are thoughtful and calm about it back to the phones now with patia in st louis hype sure what's on your mind guy on in a hurry it it all quite war had had awarded by local all that a country that has an arsenal of nuclear weapons powerful trade it had 9 if it you have no i ali life will kill you living on a block and the be hit bad on on the black hole our flow of weapons all and you have nine and that.

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"japanese government" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"japanese government" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Support for this podcast and the following message comes from betterment betterment has fundamentally changed the way americans save and invest for their future by using sophisticated cutting edge technology for details and up to six months free visitbettermentcomnpr live from nprnews in washingtoni'mlouiseschiavone the japanese government is condemning northkorea's latest test launch of a ballistic missile at landed in japanese waters as johnmatthews reports from tokyojapan'sprimeminister intends to call on russia and china to do more to resolve rising 10 sincejapanese officials say the intermediate range ballistic missile flew for around 40 minutes landing in the sea of japan in the country's exclusive economic zone the flighttime was longer than any previous tests of similar technology and japan's chief government spokesperson says the new missile is more advanced although he didn't go into detail as to why primeministershinzo obvious says the new launch clearly shows the growing threat of northkorea's missile program he also says he'll be asking chinese and russian leaders to play a more constructive role in the issue when he attends this week's g20summit in germanyfornprnewsi'mjohnmatthews in tow joepresidenttrump called on china to quote put a heavy move on northkorea and and this nonsense once and for all responding on twitter to kimjongil ends latest missile launch trump said quote hard to believe that southkorea and japan put up with this much longer northkorea has been working to build a nucleartipped missile that could reach the us at test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile if confirmed would be a major step toward that goal thewhitehouse says presidenttrump telephoned the germanchancellor and italianprimeminister about the upcoming g20 summit nprserayasarhadinelson reports chancellorunclemarco's political party earlier released a campaign statement that no longer refers to the us as.

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