Posts Tagged ‘ North Korea ’

N. Korea, Japan holding talks on remains of war dead

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08/10/2012
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TOKYO (majirox news) — For the first time in nearly ten years, Japan’s Red Cross are holding talks on August 9 and 10 with their North Korean counterparts in Beijing about those Japanese who died during World War II in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. According to the Japan’s Ministry of Health,...
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North Korean infiltration in Japan about to restart?

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01/07/2012
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TOKYO (majirox news) — The Shimane Prefecture Police received a call on Jan. 7 about a suspicious boat floating off the coast near Okinoshima, Japan. A Coast Guard cutter was dispatched and found a small, powerless boat drifting. Upon boarding it, Coast Guardsmen found three men alive in the boat as well as a...
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Kim Jong Il: End of an era – and the start of… what?

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12/19/2011
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The Dear Leader’s passing leaves many questions to be answered, including ones which are vital to Japan’s defense TOKYO (majirox news) – With so much Japanese printer’s ink having been expended on the threat posed to Japan by North Korea, the reports a few hours ago of the “Dear Leader,” Kim Jong Il’s, demise...
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North Koreans make a beeline for mini chocolate pies

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11/23/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — The workers at Kaesong Industrial Park, a special administrative industrial region of North Korea, receive $105 a month and a free lunch by South Korea’s small and medium-size manufactures, which are located a few miles over the North Korean border. More importantly, with every free lunch, each worker is given...
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Satellites let Japan, Allies know more about North Korea than Pyongyang

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09/25/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Japan’s latest information gathering satellite lifted off into orbit among a traffic jam of other launches last week, including the United States and China, particularly above North Korea. Although Japan has launched six “information gathering satellites” (IGS) since 2003, this satellite will be the fourth optical satellite equipped with highly...
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Spy satellite launch a success

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09/23/2011
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KAGOSHIMA (majirox news) – Japan’s latest spy satellite to monitor North Korea successfully launched from the Tanegashima Space Center on Sept. 23, safely reaching orbit. Friday afternoon’s launch was the 13th consecutive successful launch from Japan’s H2A rocket, giving it a success rate of 94.7%, within reach of the 95% mark generally regarded as...
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Japan watches as North Korean, Russian militaries work together

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09/15/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — North Korea will be holding military exercises with Russia and Japanese observers believe it will take place within the year. “This is unusual,” said a spokesman for South Korea’s Ministry of Defense. “Outside of sending a few delegations to African countries, and pilots to Egypt during the Arab-Israeli War, North...
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Nadeshiko Japan through to London Olympics

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09/08/2011
Mizuho Sakaguchi and Shinobu Ono

Update: JINAN, China (majirox news) — World Champions Japan are through to the 2012 London Olympics after drawing 1-1 with North Korea and Australia defeated China in a later game here Sept. 8. Japan’s 10 points after four games will be enough to ensure it is one of the top two teams in the...
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Japan gains last-minute reprieve to defeat North Korea

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09/02/2011
Japan gains last-minute reprieve to defeat North Korea

SAITAMA (majirox news) — A 94th minute goal to defender Maya Yoshida saved Japan from embarrassment against arch-rival North Korea, giving it a 1-0 win in its Group C Asian qualifying group match at a sold-out Saitama Stadium on Sept. 2. Asian Champion Japan dominated its rival ranked almost 100 places below them in...
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Update: Japan sees Kim’s Russian trip as link to gas

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08/24/2011
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UPDATE According to communiques coming out of the talks between North Korea and Russia, an “agreement” has been reached “in principle” on laying a gas pipeline through North Korea to South Korea. However, the Japanese media pointed out that “an agreement was made to establish a committee to study the problem. There was no...
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