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Japan to Recognize Palestine State, Increase Aid

Al Quds (MEMO) – Japan is to recognize the State of Palestinian and increase aid to UNRWA, Quds Press reported a senior Palestinian official saying yesterday. Speaking to media, a senior aide to Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, Nabil Shaath, said Japan had pledged to support the Palestinian right to create an independent state with Jerusalem as its […]

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US, Japan Hold Joint Urban Warfare Drills Near Mt. Fuji

Tokyo (TLS) – Coinciding with the drills, the U.S. has also carried out military flights over the Korean peninsula. The U.S. military has teamed up with its Japanese counterpart at the foot of Mount Fuji in Japan to carry out joint urban warfare and frontline rescue drills, amid continued threats against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. […]

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TPP Nations Resume Trade Talks in Canada Without US

Ottawa (GPA) – Canada and Japan are looking to take the lead in the post-TPP world, while civic organizations warn against reviving the controversial trade pact. The 11 counties remaining in the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the U.S. pulled out of the deal began new talks Tuesday in Canada to define next steps, while civil society […]

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Trump Demands Payment for THAAD System He Sent to South Korea

Seoul (GPA) – After upsetting both adversaries and allies by moving a missile defense system to South Korea, Trump is now demanding payment for his idea. This week saw the arrival of a US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system that was delivered to South Korea ahead of schedule under orders of the […]

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A History of the 67 Year Build Up of Trump’s ‘Korean War’

Pyongyang (GPA) – There are rumors that when President-elect Donald Trump first met with then president Barack Obama, Trump was allegedly warned that there would be one major geopolitical hot spot that was likely to become a Gordian knot for the incoming regime. This eternal puzzle for the US global empire is of course the Democratic People’s’ Republic […]

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Japanese Troops Expect to Fight Overseas for First Time Since WWII

Japanese Defense Forces landed in South Sudan on Monday in an effort to aid UN peacekeepers and ultimately protect developing infrastructure in a country devastated by civil war. The 350 troops will replace a previous contingent of Japanese troops which did not have the constitutional authority to engage in combat. Prior to 2015, the anti-war Japanese […]

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South Korea and Japan to Initiate Talks on Sharing Intelligence

(GPA) Seoul – The governments in Tokyo and Seoul have decided to expedite the process of reaching an agreement and signing on to the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) together in order to better share information concerning North Korea. The agreement would allow for more direct cooperation between the two states when it […]