Japan’s Slow Rot And Subservience To The US Will Likely Continue

By Andre Vltchek, RT. -

To understand today’s Japan, visit its central part, urban and rural, and you will understand how deep the rot under Abe was. Outside cities like Suzuka or Yokkaichi in Mie Prefecture, rice [...]

US Crimes Against Humanity At Home And Abroad

By Bill Hackwell and Alicia Jrapko, Resumen English. -

The US crimes against humanity did not begin or end with the dropping of the nuclear bombs on Japan. As militant civil rights leader Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown) pointed out [...]

Can Cities Go Zero-waste?

By Olivia Sullivan, The Revelator. -

In 2003 the small Japanese town of Kamikatsu set an ambitious zero-waste declaration, aiming to be 100% waste-free by 2020. The goal was to produce no trash, meaning everything from food [...]

Atomic Bomb Survivors Transformed Our Understanding Of Radiation’s Impacts

By Dennis Normile, Science Magazine. -

Hiroshima, Japan - Kunihiko Iida wants the world to know that the atomic bombs the United States dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 years ago next month are still claiming lives and causing [...]

The Fukushima Nuclear Waste Decision Is A Human Rights Issue

By Baskut Tuncak, Kyodo News. -

Tokyo - In a matter of weeks, the government of Japan will have the opportunity to demonstrate to the world how much it values protecting human rights and the environment and to meet its [...]

Uncertainty Haunts The Future Of Non-Proliferation Treaty And Disarmament

By Tariq Rauf, Nuclearabolition.info -

Up until now, Hiroshima and Nagasaki mercifully remain the only instances in which nuclear weapons have been used in war; however, it has been the hope that the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and [...]

Abe’s Mission Unaccomplished: Pushing To Revise Japan’s Pacifist Charter

By Linda Sieg, Reuters.com -

TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe surged back to power seven years ago, pledging to bolster Japan’s defenses in response to a growing threat from China and aiming to amend the pacifist [...]

Embargoes And Other Acts Of War

By David Rovics,  Dissident Voice. -

Right now, in the United States, huge detention camps are being constructed for the increasingly criminalized refugee and migrant population, a campaign of government-sponsored domestic terror [...]

Norway Now Kills More Whales Than Japan And Iceland Combined

By Amey Owen, Mintpressnews.com -

Norway is now the world’s leading whaling nation, killing more whales in the past two years than Japan and Iceland combined. A new report released today calls on the international community to [...]

The Curious Case Of The Tankers

By Nat South, The Saker Blog. -

I have taken the opportunity to look at the recent incident involving two outbound tankers in the Gulf of Oman. I have got some questions or two, (or three) about certain parts of the incident, [...]

Trump Admin Aims To Kill Historic Talks And Strangle Iran With Evidence-Free Accusations

By Ben Norton, Grayzone Project. -

Since entering office, the Donald Trump administration has been itching for a war on Iran. And it may have found an excuse to justify an escalation of military aggression — or at least kill [...]

Okinawa Rally Urges Japan, US Gov’ts To Scrap Base Relocation Plan

By Staff, Mainichi.jp -

NAHA (Kyodo) -- A rally of thousands of Okinawa residents on Saturday urged the Japanese and U.S. governments to scrap a plan to relocate a controversial U.S. air base within the southern [...]

Japan Prepares For War Alongside US, Massive Military Build-Up Targets China & Russia

By Ben McGrath, Wsws.org -

The cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved new so-called National Defense Program Guidelines (NDPG) on December 18 that will rapidly accelerate Tokyo’s remilitarization, including [...]

Tokyo Solidarity With Okinawa Against Killing Of Henoko Coral

By Joseph Essertier, Japan for a World Beyond War. -

Tokyo, Japan - On US television, in US newspapers, and on US-based Internet news sites this week there is a near-perfect silence as our government begins to build in earnest, on the island of a [...]

Keen Sword: US And Japan Stage Largest Wargames In Pacific Amid Tensions With China

Washington and Tokyo have amassed a record number of sailors, marines and airmen for the biggest joint naval drill that the two allied nations have ever held close to Chinese shores as tensions [...]