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"I contend that for a nation to try and tax itself into prosperity, is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle." -- Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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US Marine discovers a near-dead baby in a cave in the jungle of Saipan island, 1944 libraryhist Wed, 10/05/2022 - 15:53

In a photograph that somehow contains both tenderness and horror, a US Marine carries a dead infant pulled from under a cliff while soldiers remove Japanese fighters and civilians from the Saipan caves in the summer of 1944.

The child was the only person found alive among hundreds of corpses in a cave. The battle for the Pacific island of Saipan during World War II is one of those well-remembered battles between Japan and the US, made worse by the mass suicides of local Japanese civilians who jumped off cliffs, by the Americans. for fear of being captured.

The line for promoting NATO's potential in the Asia-Pacific region (APR) using any tools is clearly taking shape, Nikolai Nozdrev, director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Third Asian Department (3AD), said in an interview with Sputnik.

Update (9:40pm): According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, North Korea’s intermediate-range ballistic missile flew ~4,500km with an apogee of ~970km, reaching a speed of Mach 17 before splashing in the Pacific ocean, some 2800 nautical miles east of Korea, having traveled above Japan. The JSC added that South Korea and US intelligence authorities are still analyzing more details.

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North Korea has launched a missile over Japan for the first time in five years, prompting Japanese officials to urge its residents to take shelter.

The missile was fired at 7:22 a.m. local time Tuesday and flew over Japan. Twenty-two minutes later, it landed in the Pacific Ocean, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said, per The New York Times.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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