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Our Beautifully Democratic Wars

By Philip Roddis – Originally at OffGuardian – Published Aug 11, 2020 FRN Of course the people don’t want war. That is understood … But after all it is the leaders who determine the policy and it is a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, a […]

Japan: 3 US Soldiers Arrested for Assault and Shoplifting

TOKYO – Three US soldiers stationed in an American military base in Okinawa were arrested in separate incidents on assault and shoplifting charges, according to Japanese police. US news outlet Stars and Stripes, citing Deputy Police Chief Hirotoshi Iha’s statement, reported that Petty Officer Ricardo Alfre Monsalvogarza, 27, of US Naval Hospital Okinawa, is accused […]

Japan may drop the US-led sanctions against Iran

TOKYO – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Japan had thought of a way to topple economic sanctions against Tehran. Rouhani made the statement after returning from his two-day trip to Japan where he sought support from the Japanese, traditional US allies who chose to mediate the tension between the two countries. “The […]

North Korean official calls Japanese Prime Minister an ‘imbecile’ and ‘political dwarf’

PYONGYANG – North Korea has harshly criticized Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and warned that the launch of a “true ballistic missile” could come soon. Deputy Director-General of the Department of Japan’s Department of North Korea’s Foreign Affairs has sharply criticized Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for classifying North Korea’s recent tests as a security […]

MAJOR: Tokyo, Seoul Dissolve Intelligence Sharing Deal Week Before Expiry

TOKYO/SEOUL – The defense ministers of Japan and South Korea failed to agree to extend the bilateral intelligence-sharing pact on Sunday at their first meeting since October 2018, but reaffirmed their commitment to cooperation with the US on Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear program, the Kyodo news agency reported. The talks were held on the margins […]

OFFICIAL: United States Is Running A Global Extortion Racket

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The US demands Tokyo to quadruple its annual payments for American forces stationed in Japan, as part of Washington’s push for allies to increase their defense spending. In addition, US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said South Korea “is a wealthy country” and should pay more for the cost of stationing some […]