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Two explosions in China, one at US military base in Japan

Aftermath explosion China

To anyone who still doesn’t believe the world’s largest nations are already engaged in a global covert war involving kinetic weapons, currencies and cyber warfare, add this event to your list of things to ponder. Less than one day after another massive explosion destroyed a portion of Shandong, China, another explosion has …

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Japanese bank using multilingual robot to serve customers

Japan bank robot NAO

One of Japan‘s megabanks, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, showcased a robot bank teller on 13 April at its down-town Tokyo branch in the hope that the multilingual robot will help foreign customers during the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. NAO, the programmable 58cm mini-robot, is equipped with multiple sensors, and responds to …

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Japan legalizes cryptocurrency as form of payment

Japan cryptocurrency Bitcoin

New legislation authorizing digital currency as a legal payment method has come into force in Japan. The text of the law was released by Japan’s Financial Services Agency on March, 24. Earlier this week, the Accounting Standards Board of Japan said that it would begin work on the creation of a …

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Japan overtakes China as largest US debt holder

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Japan now officially holds more US debt than China, which has been America’s major creditor since 2008. In February Japan held $1.224 trillion in US government bonds compared to China’s $1.223 trillion. Both countries reduced their US debt investment, with China reducing its by $15.4 billion, and Japan by $14.2 …

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Japan: 43% of tax revenue spent to cover interest on debt

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It’s entirely possible that we may see interstellar space travel in our lifetime. And what a dream that would be. But in the meantime, for anyone that’s losing patience with space technology, I would recommend you visit Japan. Because for anybody that has been here, this place is as close …

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War on cash: Japan to introduce fingerprint currency

Japan fingerprint currency

The war on cash just got serious, and of course, it is the extreme policy experimenters of Japan that are pushing the boundaries. Having dived headlong into negative interest rates, Japanee policymakers recognize full well the historical reaction of “hording cash” will not ‘create’ the nirvana of 2% inflation and …

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Fukushima contractor forced workers to fake radiation readings

Fukushima workers

A company charged with decontaminating the devastated Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant encouraged its workers to falsely lower their radiation dosimeter readings by covering the devices with lead, according to a leaked tape of an internal meeting. Nuclear plant workers are not allowed to be exposed to more than 50 millisieverts …

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Fukushima reactor No. 4 vulnerable to catastrophic collapse; could unleash 85 times Cesium-137 radiation of Chernobyl; human civilization on the brink

The news you are about to read puts everything else in the category of “insignificant” by comparison. Concerned about the 2012 U.S. presidential election? Worried about GMOs? Fluoride? Vaccines? Secret prisons? None of that even matters if we don’t solve the problem of Fukushima reactor No. 4, which is on the verge …

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Japan joins negative interest rate club

Haruhiko Kuroda governor Bank of Japan

In a surprise move, the Bank of Japan has introduced a negative interest rate. The benchmark rate of -0.1% means that commercial banks will be charged by the central bank for some deposits. It is designed to encourage them to use their reserves to lend to businesses in an attempt …

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The globalists are losing control

Bank of Japan BOJ

The central planners are in a state of fear and panic. They are trying everything and anything to create market validation for their policies, watching with trepidation as their favored economic metrics fail to respond to all of their frenzied efforts. They are so far over the tips of their …

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Federal Reserve tests negative interest rates as Japan goes to -0.1%

Bank Of Japan BOJ negative interest rates

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group In a shocking move last Friday, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) slashed its interest rate to -0.1%. However, the surprise doesn’t end there. Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said there will be “no limit” to the monetary easing, and that rates would be cut even …

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Japan and China to start direct currency trading on Friday

Japan and China will start direct currency trading this week, Tokyo said Tuesday, the first time Beijing has let a major unit other than the dollar swap with the yuan. The move, which will scrap the greenback as an intermediary unit, comes as China introduces measures as part of a …

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Russia undertakes largest military exercise since cold war

Russian war exercise

The largest Russian military exercise since the cold war was a simulated response to a “hypothetical attack by Japanese and US forces,” according to Konstantin Sivkov, a retired officer of the Russian military’s General Staff. The wargames, which involved 130 combat aircraft, 70 ships, 5,000 tanks, 160,000 troops and 320 …

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China and Japan dump billions of dollars

Dollar being dumped Japan China

Over the past few years the dollar has staged an impressive comeback. Not because there’s anything fundamentally good about this currency’s future prospects, but because for the interim, most of the economies in world aren’t doing so hot. For a lot of investors, it is the lesser of many evils …

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Just How Popular Is Bitcoin in Japan?

After months of heated debate, the Japanese government finally recognised Bitcoin as a legitimate payment method earlier this year on April 1. For a long time following the fall of the Bitcoin exchange service Mt Gox, digital cryptocurrency was a hot topic. It all began in February 2016, when Japan’s …

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Fukushima: Tepco is getting desperate as leaks won’t stop

Fukushima

After a 29-month cover-up, the Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) is now calling for international help and has all but admitted Fukushima’s radiation leaks are spiraling out of control. In addition to the leaking water storage units that are unleashing hundreds of tons of radioactive water each day, Tepco now …

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Top Chinese general: Prepare for war with Japan

Senkaku Diaoyu Islands

China’s most powerful military leader, in an unusual public statement, last week ordered military forces to prepare for combat, as Chinese warships deployed to waters near disputed islands and anti-Japan protests throughout the country turned violent. Protests against the Japanese government’s purchase of three privately held islands in the Senkakus chain led …

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Japan’s ambassador to China dies amid rising anti-Japanese protests

The Japanese ambassador to China died in a Tokyo hospital after being admitted three days earlier. His death coincides with an escalation in anti-Japanese protests across China over a territorial dispute. The cause of ambassador Shinichi Nishimiya’s death is currently under investigation, Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs said. Three days …

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Horse racing in Japan

You might think that horse racing is only popular in the UK or the US so it might surprise you to know that in Japan there are over 21,000 horse races held each year. Started properly in 1862 by a group of British residents on some marsh land just outside …

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