‘Shameless’: Seoul denounces Japan’s objection to Trump’s plan to include South Korea in G7

Seoul has accused Japan of brazen behavior after Tokyo objected to Trump’s idea of inviting South Korea into the G7 as a standing member. The proposal may weaken Japan’s political clout within the group, Japanese media claims. … Read More >‘Shameless’: Seoul denounces Japan’s objection to Trump’s plan to include South Korea in G7

Japan scraps plans for US-made anti-missile sites, but mulls pre-emptive strike options instead

Tokyo has aborted plans to go ahead with the Aegis Ashore missile defense sites, having deemed them both unsafe and too costly. Its alternative to the defensive option is quite the opposite: striking enemy firing positions first. … Read More >Japan scraps plans for US-made anti-missile sites, but mulls pre-emptive strike options instead

Dozens treated for CHLORINE exposure as massive fire engulfs hazmat storage at US Okinawa base in Japan

A fire broke out inside a chemical compound at a major US Air Force base on the Japanese island of Okinawa, triggering the release of chlorine and affecting multiple people who were treated for exposure to toxic gas particles. … Read More >Dozens treated for CHLORINE exposure as massive fire engulfs hazmat storage at US Okinawa base in Japan

Japan halts plans to deploy Aegis Ashore missile shield, citing costs & technical issues

Tokyo has stopped bringing the US-made Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense sites online on Japanese soil, one month after it suspended plans to deploy an installation in the country’s east following opposition from locals. … Read More >Japan halts plans to deploy Aegis Ashore missile shield, citing costs & technical issues

Why wait? The 2020 Tokyo Olympics should be cancelled immediately. It has no place in a post-pandemic world

The globe’s greatest sporting event has become a bloated colossus of wasted money. Instead of trying to hold a Covid-compromised games next year, the IOC should pull the plug and focus on changing it for the better in future. … Read More >Why wait? The 2020 Tokyo Olympics should be cancelled immediately. It has no place in a post-pandemic world

No more delays: Postponed Tokyo Olympics to be CANCELLED if coronavirus not under control by 2021, organizing committee head says

If the global coronavirus crisis isn’t brought under control by next year, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics – already re-scheduled for July 2021 – will be cancelled, the president of the organizing committee said in an interview. … Read More >No more delays: Postponed Tokyo Olympics to be CANCELLED if coronavirus not under control by 2021, organizing committee head says