Posts Tagged ‘ South Korea ’

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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Russia, South Korea to carry out radiation tests around Japan’s ocean

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12/12/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Russia and South Korea are nervous about Japan’s radiation runoff into the Pacific and increasingly skeptical about the Japanese government’s announcements about it. In the immediate aftermath of the Fukushima disaster, Russia sent radiation-collecting airplanes into Japanese airspace, which had to be chased off by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force....
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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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High radioactive cesium found in Seoul

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11/05/2011
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SOUTH KOREA (majirox news) — South Korea is getting nervous about radioactive cesium. It probably started off with a few concerned parents buying Geiger counters to discover if any radiation had drifted from Japan. They got a big shock. Some areas in Seoul’s Nowon district came back with surprisingly high radiation readings. Nowon is...
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Toyota defies slowdown, exports from U.S.

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11/02/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Talk about trading places. Japan is running a trade deficit of electronic goods, including TVs, mobile phones and white goods, according to an article called “Goodbye ‘Made In Japan,’ Hello Trade Deficit?” published Nov. 2 by the Nikkei, Japan’s leading newspaper. Added to that, Toyota just announced that it would...
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Nadeshiko Japan tops South Korea

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09/04/2011
Nadeshiko Japan tops South Korea

SHANDONG, China (majirox news) — Nadeshiko Japan, the country’s World Cup-winning women’s soccer team, defeated South Korea 2-1 here on Sept. 3 in an Asian Qualifying Group match for the 2012 London Olympics. Japan, starting with the same 11 that won the World Cup in July, was less than impressive, but did enough to...
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Fukushima fish resold to Japan as Korean produce

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08/14/2011
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PUSAN, South Korea (majirox news) — A Pusan company has been reported to prosecutors for importing mackerel from Fukushima prefecture sold cheaply amid fears of radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis and selling it as Korean produce, Pusan police said. The allegedly offending company, which police did not name, imported 61 tons of...
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North Korean Periscope, Four

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02/11/2011
Pyongyang text with North Korean flag

TOKYO (majirox news) – Majirox News brings you short items about North Korea that have appeared in Japanese or Korean media but not been widely picked up in Western media. Egypt, who cares? – Radio Free Asia reported on February 2 that news of the massive demonstrations in Egypt had finally seeped into North...
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North Korean Periscope, Two

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01/28/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) – Majirox News brings you short items about North Korea that have appeared in Japanese or Korean media but not been widely picked up in Western media. Lovely Rita, Meter Maid — For all of you that have a secret fetish about North Korean girls in uniform, here’s a site that...
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North Korean Periscope, One

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01/21/2011
Pyongyang text with North Korean flag

TOKYO (majirox news) Majirox News brings you short items about North Korea that have appeared in Japanese or Korean media but not been widely picked up in Western media. Short Cut to Shanghai – China has started to ship coal to Shanghai through the port of Rason in North Korea’s northeast tip. Going through...
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