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    House Atreides

    The same countries that attacked Japan in 1274 continue to "lash out" at Japan. What's happening now is nothing more than Yuan Dynasty 2.0.

    Posted in: China, S Korea lash out at Japan foreign relations report

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    Put RFID tags into the toilet paper roll tubes.

    Posted in: Tokushima City wages war on toilet paper bandits as 900 rolls go missing from public restrooms

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    This is only going to get worse. According to population growth studies, Africa will have a population of 4 billion people by the year 2100. That's quadruple the current population. Less than 90 years from now Italy could be looking at a situation where they're picking up 16,000 people or more every 48 hours.

    Posted in: Italy picks up 4,000 migrants at sea in 4 days

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    bluesea67 said: No other poorer nations will catch more and sell to Japan.

    Poorer nations? Try Australia.

    Australia's Southern Bluefin Tuna quota has been increased for the next four years. ... The 2014 quota for Australia will be just over 5,000 tonnes, an increase of 500 tonnes over last year.

    and

    The commission agreed to a 20 per cent increase to the quota over the next two years, lifting it to 5665 tonnes - the highest catch limit since 1989.

    The increase comes on top of a 32 per cent lift to the quota for the 2011 to 2013 catch.

    Port Lincoln fisherman Marcus Stehr, 48, welcomed the increase in the fishing quota, saying there was no question tuna stocks were thriving.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/bluefin-tuna-fishing-quotas-to-rise-to-80s-levels/story-fn59niix-1226742029383

    Posted in: Japan to halve tuna catch in northern Pacific

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    House Atreides

    Two years ago, one Uighur made a donation of ~$1000 to a member of a fringe political party in Japan.

    That "one Uighur" was the head of the WUC. You also missed the part about the WUC meeting being held in Japan. The Uighurs that "coudn't give a damn about Japan" decided to hold their meeting in Japan.

    The World Uyghur Congress began its general assembly Monday in Tokyo, with some 120 representatives from the ethnic group's communities in more than 10 countries participating.

    China's propaganda failed with the Uighurs and it failed with its neighbors. The fact is, you only need to see the arms race going on right now in Asia to realize that no one buys China's propaganda.

    Posted in: China says no room for compromise with Japan on history, territory

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    The Uighurs couldn't give a damn about Japan, and most Japanese don't even know what a Uighur is.

    Wrong. It seems you know very little about the Uighurs. Take Rebiya Kadeer, head of the World Uyghur Congress, for instance.

    [Rebiya] Kadeer made a donation of 100,000 yen ($125) on Friday to Takeo Hiranuma, a member of parliament and the party representative of the Sunrise Party of Japan, after the meeting of the WUC assembly, and declared that she would help the Tokyo metropolitan government "buy" the [Senkaku] Islands.

    Kadeer also asserted that she hoped "Japan or the world" could buy [East Tukestan].

    http://www.globaltimes.cn/NEWS/tabid/99/ID/710442/Scholars-slam-WUC-heads-donation-to-Japans-bid-to-buy-Diaoyu.aspx

    As the old saying goes, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

    Posted in: China says no room for compromise with Japan on history, territory

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    House Atreides

    They ware winning that propaganda war as well.

    The Chinese aren't even winning the propaganda war inside East Turkestan. The Chinese are so reviled there that the Uighurs are willing to lay down their lives to strike back at them.

    China is seen as the biggest threat to stability in Asia. The Australians released a paper in February pointing to China as the biggest threat to Australia. Indian opposition leader Narendra Modi told China to abandon its "expansionist attitude" while campaigning for the upcoming general election. The President of the Philippines likened China to Nazi Germany.

    "At what point do you say 'Enough is enough?' Well the world has to say it -- remember that Sudentenland was given in an attempt to appease Hitler to prevent World War II," Benigno told the New York Times in an interview.

    A court in Spain issued arrest warrants for China's former President Jiang Zemin and Prime Minister Li Peng, charging them with "genocide, torture and crimes against humanity." And on and on it goes...

    But the Chinese will still have you believe they are"winning" the propaganda war.

    Posted in: China says no room for compromise with Japan on history, territory

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    Leave the man alone.

    Posted in: Nakamoto denies he's bitcoin creator

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    Japan agrees to return 300 kg of plutonium to the US and China suddenly throws a temper tantrum. Considering the way China has been doling out weapons grade nuclear material, it's China that needs to be stripped of its uranium and plutonium.

    "China, a staunch ally of Pakistan's, provided blueprints for the bomb, as well as highly enriched uranium, tritium, scientists and key components for a nuclear weapons production complex, among other crucial tools. 'Without China's help, Pakistan's bomb would not exist' said Gary Milhollin, a leading expert on the spread of nuclear weapons."

    Pakistan then helps North Korea on behalf of China.

    In June 2002, the CIA delivered a comprehensive analysis of North Korea's nuclear ambitions to President Bush "that Pakistan, one of the Bush Administration's important allies in the war against terrorism, and chief recipient of Chinese nuclear technology, was helping North Korea build the bomb." Pakistan's "A.Q. Khan, is known to have paid at least 13 visits to North Korea."

    Posted in: U.S. defends Japan against China's plutonium criticism

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    There's one bit of good news. The family no longer has to worry about medical costs for the time being.

    The Accident Compensation Corporation moved to clarify the situation on Wednesday, after the hospital said it would start a donation line to help support the girl, as she didn't qualify for state-funded care.

    ACC says the girl is covered under a scheme that looks after overseas visitors injured in New Zealand and it will cover the costs of all of her medical care including surgery. It said Sakurako may also be entitled to further funding down the track, depending on her injury-related needs.

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/237957/acc-to-cover-mauled-girl%27s-costs

    Posted in: 7-year-old Japanese girl mauled by 4 dogs in New Zealand

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    technosphere said: Uighur separatists always make serious problems for Beijing.

    That's because the Han Chinese are always making "serious problems" for the Uighurs. As long as the Han Chinese continue to occupy East Turkestan, there are going to be casualties on both sides.

    Posted in: China blames separatists for knife attack; 33 dead, 143 wounded

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    House Atreides

    "We hope that Japan can really learn the lessons of history, respect and face up to the legitimate and reasonable security concerns of its Asian neighbors and ... take real steps to promote regional peace and stability."

    Japan is addressing the "legitimate and reasonable security concerns of its Asian neighbors", namely Vietnam, the Philippines and India, by revising its export ban on weapons. The better armed China's neighbors are, the more peaceful and stable the region will be. It's called the balance of power.

    At the core of the balance of power theory is the idea that national security is enhanced when military capabilities are distributed so that no one state is strong enough to dominate all others.

    Posted in: China worried by Japan arms exports ban revision

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    China calls the Dalai Lama a "wolf in sheep's clothing" and accuses him of seeking independence for Tibet.

    And what exactly is wrong with seeking independence? China's invasion and occupation of Tibet is a "gross interference" of Tibet's internal affairs and "a severe violation of codes of international relations."

    Posted in: China urges U.S. to cancel Dalai Lama's meeting with Obama

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    couversaka said: Romanian people seem to hate the Japanese for some reason.

    This is ridiculous. The so called "Romanian", Vlad Nicolae, was a Roma/Gypsy. If anything, the murder of Yurika Masuno increased anti-Roma sentiment in Romania.

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    Frungy said: It is just a sign that the research is a promising start in a new direction... but not the game changer the media made it out to be.

    The real game changer happened when Shinya Yamanaka discovered iPS cells in 2006. STAP cells are interesting but not all that 'game changing' in light of Yamanaka's Nobel Prize winning discovery.

    Posted in: 'Game-changing' Japan stem-cell study questioned

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    igloobuyer said: Indeed, or perhaps you mean a 'Shinichi Fujimura' since Hwang Woo-suk is Korean not Japanese.

    Not at all. Hwang conducted research on stem cells just like Obokata.

    In February 2004, Hwang and his team announced that they had successfully created an embryonic stem cell with the somatic cell nuclear transfer method, and published their paper in the March 12 issue of Science.

    Hwang published his findings in Science, Obokata in Nature. Hwang claimed he created pluripotent cells just like Obokata. Hwang worked with US researcher Gerald Schatten, Obokata with Charles Vacanti.

    And the issues that cropped up are almost identical to what is happening now. There were issues with duplicated photographs. There were issues with not being able to replicate Hwang's work.

    It just remains to be seen whether it ends the same way although I see nothing to suggest at this stage that it will. We'll know more when Obokata releases the exact protocol she used.

    Posted in: 'Game-changing' Japan stem-cell study questioned

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    igloobuyer said: Being able to duplicate experiments is what proves they are real - so far only Wakayama has been able to do so, but he was by himself. Hmmm, I hope this doesn't turn into another case of Japanese lying.

    You forgot about Charles Vacanti.

    Vacanti says he has had no problem repeating the experiment...

    Now, why would Vacanti be lying? It was Vacanti that originally discovered spore-like stem cells and asked Obokata to look in to them.

    Obokata worked with top stem cell scientists to show rigorously that these cells were triggered to return to a stem cell-like state by an environmental stress, such as being placed for 30 minutes in a mild acid bath. They submitted the first paper to a journal in April 2012, but it was rejected. Over the intervening year and a half, they continued to answer questions.

    Since the exact protocol they used hasn't been published yet, it's too early to call this another Hwang Woo-suk.

    Posted in: 'Game-changing' Japan stem-cell study questioned

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    chucky3176 said: Samurai, Japan needs China far more than China needs Japan. That's just fact.

    What Japan really needs to do is get out of China before it implodes.

    Since Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008, the level of private domestic credit in China has risen from $9 trillion to an astounding $23 trillion. That is an increase of $14 trillion in just a little bit more than 5 years. Much of that "hot money" has flowed into stocks, bonds and real estate in the United States.

    And it's only going to get worse.

    And at the same time China's money supply and credit are still expanding. Last year, the closely watched M2 increased by only 13.6%, down from 2012's 13.8% growth. Optimists say China is getting its credit addiction under control, but that's not correct. In fact, credit expanded by at least 20% last year as money poured into new channels not measured by traditional statistics.

    Posted in: Foreign direct investment in China rises 16%

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    House Atreides

    We'll know more when they publish the protocol.

    Vacanti says he has had no problem repeating the experiment and says he will let Obokata supply the protocol "to avoid any potential for variation that could lead to confusion".

    http://www.nature.com/news/acid-bath-stem-cell-study-under-investigation-1.14738

    Posted in: 'Game-changing' Japan stem-cell study questioned

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    Serrano said: To bring N Korea's mis-leaders before an international court, first they would have to be arrested. Short of an invasion, which could kill them, I don't see this happening.

    Not according to the UN.

    But a U.N.-backed court charged with prosecuting the killers of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and more than 20 others in 2005 has determined it can try people in absentia, citing as precedent the Nuremberg trial of Nazi leader Martin Bormann.

    Posted in: U.N. report says N Korean leaders should be tried for crimes against humanity

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