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1/4 An extreme rare and widely unknown event of #humanity during the #SmyrnaHolocaust. In #Smyrna, now #Izmir the #Greek and #Armenian #Christian residents were forced to the docks to escape, many though met their deaths, the #Japanese ship Tokei Maru was one of the first to help
2/4 At the time, some Allied warships were in the harbor, along with many merchant ships. But most of them refused to pick up refugees. Amidst all the chaos, a #Japanese freighter was reported to have unloaded all its precious cargo to take on as many refugees as it could
3/4Tokei Maru rescued many #Greeks and #Armenians in the face of Chaos, loss of cargo and reported threats. The bravery of the Tokei Maru and her crew is to be admired, an act of #humanityoverhatred. Smyrna was almost completely burned and it's #Christians exiled and exterminated
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@grasshopperxcc @realDonaldTrump Sing this is Japanese! #Japanese #Japan #JapanQ #QJapan The - Stick the NEW WORLD ORDER up your AR$E Challenge #challenge #America #UK #Canada #NZ #CHINA #Russia #Germany #TikTok #WORLDWIDE all languages singing this 👇 and we can put them all together #unity
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1) #THREAD: #Japan to build JSDF base on Mage Island, Okinawa

The #Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) has revealed plans to build a base, as well as a training site for #US carrier-based aircraft on Mage Island (Mageshima) off Kagoshima Prefecture.
japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/08/0…
2) The base will have 2 runways, a fuel facility, an ammunition storage, a hangar & several ports, according to the MoD.

Japanese media have reported that the 2 runways will be about 2,450 m and 1,830 m long, respectively.

It had previously been touted as a missile launch site
3) Mage Island has recently been acquired by the Japanese government for JPY16 billion (USD146 million) from a private company.

The uninhabited island in the East China Sea is only 8-square-kilometers in size.
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Engineering a City #thread
Having spent my entire childhood in #Kochi (#Cochin ), it feels criminal to not know the story of how the city came to be the #metropolis it is today. Putting together a thread to trace the journey of the city which has been so endearingly mine (1)
Part 1: The #Malabar Mud-Banks
The story of Cochin is not just about how an engineering marvel can change social fabric, but also of many tenets of #British #Colonialism in India which is often taken for granted, passed off lazily as exploitation, missing nuance (2)
As with any coastal town, the cultural and economic history of Kochi is intertwined with maritime trade routes since the time of the Early Romans and Arabs. Thanks to the #biennale , most of us would now be familiar with the term #Muzuris (3)
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#Myanmar announced at a virtual biz forum with #Japan on Wednesday it plans to have a 4th #SEZ Special Economic Zone in #Mon state. 3 other SEZs are #Thilawa in #Yangon, #Kyaukphyu in western #Rakhine & #Dawei, southeast of nation
globalnewlightofmyanmar.com/myanmar-japan-… Image
Except for Thilawa SEZ, backed by the #Japanese, the other 2 have not been very successful dealing with issues like a lack of funding/investments for #Dawei SEZ & damaging environmental/resources concerns for #Kyaukphyu SEZ, in addition to #Rakhine being seen as violence-prone
With this announcement of another #SEZ in #Mon #Mawlamyine, it appears #Myanmar is hoping to once again attract #Japanese investments & somewhat replicate & model the success seen in #Thilawa #Yangon. At least 50 Japanese firms operate in that SEZ. ImageImage
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THREAD: #Japan Has A Plan For Dismantling #China’s Submarine Fleet

#Japanese forces chased a #Chinese sub out of Japanese waters on Thursday👍

For 2 days, the Kaga ASW carrier & P-1 patrol planes tailed the submarine until it finally left Japanese waters
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A Japanese helicopter-carrier Kaga—along with a P-1 patrol plane reportedly detected the submarine within 24 miles of Amami-Oshima island, near Okinawa in southern Japan. For 2 days Kaga and patrol planes tailed the submarine until it finally left Japanese waters.
The last time a foreign sub got caught infiltrating Japanese waters was in 2018, according to The Asahi Shimbun newspaper. The chases underscore Tokyo’s sophisticated plan for defeating Beijing’s undersea forces.
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1/30 In two forthcoming pieces, I examine #Japan's response to the #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic. I'll summarize the main non-theoretical points here (long thread alert!).
2/30 #Japan’s figures have always looked good compared to many other countries, which initially led to suspicion that the ‘real’ numbers of #COVID19 #coronavirus infections & death were being played down.
3/30 #Tokyo Metropolitan Government at least has now released full #COVID19 figures, including general death rates, seeming to put this argument to rest (but these figures are also now being challenged). japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/05/0…
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Today , 46 years ago on may 15th 1974 the Ma’alot massacre occurred during which 3 #Palestine’ian terrorists ( which are hailed as heroes by the Palestinians) murdered 27 Israelis including Arabs , Jews , children and elerdely
This is what happened : (long thread)
On the night between the 12th and 13th of May , 3 Palestinian terrorists ,armed with AK 47 and grenades, belonging to the DFLP managed to infiltrate #Israel from southern #Lebanon , they were noticed by some IDF patrols but managed to get away and hide in the Galilee mountains
On the morning of May 14th 1974 , the terrorists started moving towards Ma’alot, on their way they encountered a vehicle driven by a #Druze-Israeli from Hurfiesh that was bringing Christian Israeli-Arab women from the village of Fassuta home from work in Kiryat Ata ...
#Israel
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Fiddlehead Fern aka ঢেকীয়া - A Thread

The Assamese eat ঢেকীয়া like any other herb cooked with boiled grams, potato or 'outenga'.

1/n

@geet_freebird @BorahBedabrata @bora_dimpy
Whenever I had mentioned of sauteed fiddlehead ferns to my friends from Mainland India, they would think that Northern Eastern Cuisine is all about exotic veggies. I had taught them other recepies too but 'Fern' stood out.

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Little did I know that Fiddlehead is a part of many cuisines - Asian, European (In regions of France & Russia), North American (Parts of US & Canada). In India, it appears in Himachali & Gharwali/Kumaoni cuisines. I have read about it being a part of Coorgi diets as well.

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@ChinneryRoy @RT_sputnik @georgegalloway @francisbeckett @GayatriGalloway @RT_com @UKLabour I don't believe you've read much history of WW2... if you had you wouldn't have come out with such an uninformed statement!
1st & foremost, George is correct - Britain fought for 2 years on our own & that is what saved the world... & what America conveniently forgets! ...cont
@ChinneryRoy @RT_sputnik @georgegalloway @francisbeckett @GayatriGalloway @RT_com @UKLabour 2. There were more '#British' troops landed on D-Day than #American troops.
The #OmahaBeach disaster was the #Americans fault - They screwed up there as they did in #NorthAfrica, #Sicily & #Italy & in the #Pacific at #PearlHarbour on #Tarawa & #Pelelieu & elsewhere. ...cont
@ChinneryRoy @RT_sputnik @georgegalloway @francisbeckett @GayatriGalloway @RT_com @UKLabour 3. #USNavy CnC Earnest King caused a disaster in the #Atlantic in late 12.'41-05'42 when over 600 merchant ships were sunk in sight of US coast, because he didn't want to take #British Advice.
Of all the #American commanders only #Eisenhower & Marshall were Not Anglophobes! ..ct
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#US Coast Guard ship joins maritime drills with #Philippine and #Japanese forces near the Spratlys
👍💪🇺🇸🇯🇵🇵🇭💪👍
globalnation.inquirer.net/181081/us-coas…
The USCGC Stratton (WMSL-752) arrived in Palawan on Wednesday for the Sama-Sama exercises, said Philippine Coast Guard spokesperson Capt. Arman Balilo. The Sama-Sama is an annual activity of the Philippines and US designed to undertake complex maritime training.
This is the second deployment of a US Coast Guard ship in Philippine waters in six months. Last May, the Philippine and US coast guards conducted exercises near Scarborough Shoal.
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22. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?

#Hypocrites #DoubleStandards #Liars #Warlords #USRealTerrorists
1 to 20. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world? 🤨👇🏼
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21. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world? 🤨👇🏼
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Looking at the change from 2017 to now, it basically manifests the central bank has rarely traded #forex directly in the market nowadays (Figure 1), said Huang Yiping, CF40 Academic Committee Chairman.1/5 cf40.org.cn/uploads/201909…. Image
The so-called “managed floating” refers to the management through “counter-cyclical factors”. The current #forex management system has changed drastically. Some scholars have even asserted that, in the past one or two years, we have almost achieved clean float.2/5
Let’s look at another indicator, #exchangerate flexibility. From the perspective of 12- month moving average volatility, volatility has been increasing since the end of 2010 (Figure 2), 3/5 Image
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@dancohen3000 @For2000years The Soviet Union's armed forces were responsible for 88% of Nazi Wehrmacht's military deaths - That's nearly 9:10... & gives more reality to weight of combat in the East
We are awash in #USMilitary propaganda about #OmahaBeach & #BattleoftheBulge but the Soviets are forgotten!
@dancohen3000 @For2000years 2. The same applies to fighting #Japan - The Final Battlefield was #Manchuria where the Soviets destroyed a Japanese army of 1M in a matter of days & were threatening to invade Hokkaido when Japan surrendered - This is also forgotten!
#America achieved far less than they claim!
@dancohen3000 @For2000years 3. Russia did more to win #WW2 than has been told by the west & even the #Japanese are now asking questions.
In reality the Japanese Emperor & Military were more afraid of the Soviets invading than they were of #Nuks.
japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2016/0…
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#China has taken a managed floating exchange rate regime since 2005 in a bid to
maintain exchange rate at stable and reasonable level, but PBoc has largely
reduced intervention of forex since 2017 and a “clean float” has been basically
achieved, according to Huang Yiping.
The volatility of the value of #Chinese #yuan has been increasing since the end of
2010, and in early 2019,the volatility in yuan got quite close to that in
other major reserve currencies like US dollar,#Japanese yen and euro, an
important sign of increase in flexibility of yuan. Image
President Trump’s sudden and unilateral announcement to impose additional 10% tariffs during ongoing China-US #trade negotiations, negatively impacted market confidence on RMB, which brought new pressure on yuan. It’s unfair to name #China a currency manipulator in such a context
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The #Vietnamese Navy & Coast Guard have been mobilized & are in high alert status. The info running around in Viet military circles is that the Chinese ships are acting very aggressively and attempted to ram VN vessels. @CollinSLKoh @duandang @BonnieGlaser
The Chinese survey ship is protected not only by Chinese coast guard vessels, but also by Chinese navy ships positioned behind the Chinese coast guard vessels. The Chinese ships are near the DK-1 area of Vietnamese oil rigs & platforms.
Both sides are keeping things under wraps for now. There is no official information or media news about this situation. The situation is tense, but is not at the level of the 2014 oil rig incidents, for now. Pictures of the DK-1 oil rig area that is next to the contested area.
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2019 is the 50th edition of the #SIPRIYearbook. Join SIPRI as we celebrate the occasion with a 50-day countdown and share the history of the Yearbook over the past 50 years. Watch the introductory video with SIPRI Director @dansmith2020:
The first #SIPRIYearbook was published in 1969 with the aim ‘to produce a factual and balanced account of a controversial subject—the arms race and attempts to stop it’. The rise in world military spending and disarmament efforts, including the #NPT, take central focus.
'In whatever way the nuclear situation is examined, the inescapable feature is what enormous quantities of weapons have been amassed' – Movement towards a first-strike capability by the #US and #USSR, the #SALT talks and European security were a focus of the 1970 #SIPRIYearbook.
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#Pakistan informed #Iran at highest levels in the past few weeks that #Tehran needs to do as much to ease tensions as other parties should. For example, easing of #US sanctions should come with Iran reducing support to proxies in #Yemen/#Syria. #Iranian officials asked #Islamabad
..to openly hold the #US responsible for current tensions in #Gulf. #Pakistan said tensions are a shared responsibility & all parties can do more to reduce hostilities. Pakistan has assumed responsibilities to secure international navigation in Northern Arabian Sea
just at the mouth of Strait of #Hormuz. #Pakistani naval vessels are patrolling the region and cooperating closely with #Oman #UAE #US and other allies. Pakistan is still reeling from the daring attack of May 11 on #Gwadar which was followed by #Fujairah next day & then #Saudi
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Journalist and peace campaigner #JohnPilger says there was “not a shred of evidence” to suggest #Iran was responsible and nobody should trust the #Trump administration.

Mr #Pompeo, without presenting evidence to support his claim, said his allegations were “based on intelligence
, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation” and more.

President Donald #Trump repeated the claims today during an interview with Fox News, alleging that a video proves Tehran’s guilt.

The video is said to show an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps
boat approaching one of the tankers and removing an unexploded mine from its hull. But the ship’s Japanese owner contradicted the #US interpretation yesterday, saying footage showed something flying at the boat above the water line #Trump promised the US won’t “take it lightly.”
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7. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?

#Hypocrites #DoubleStandards #Liars #Warlords #USRealTerrorists
1. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?
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2. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?
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06/01/2019 - 78 years ago today, the longest-serving #UnitedStates #President, #Franklin D. #Roosevelt (#FDR) addressed the 77th #Congress with his "#Four #Freedoms" speech with the intent to shift #US #foreign #policy from that of #neutrality to #interventionist.
#FDR promoted the idea that the people of the world, in all nations, shared entitlement to four freedoms: that of the freedom of speech and expression, the freedom of worship, the freedom from want and the freedom from fear.
#FDR is arguably one of the most 'successful' #US Presidents. Some would argue that on the basis of his numerous social policies such as 'the New Deal'. Others, however, would argue that his role during the second world war was more prevalent to his success & everlasting legacy.
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For #2019ReadingGoals, @MaazaMengiste and I have been looking for female #Japanese authors. These are on my reading shelf so far
For my #2019ReadingGoals, I aim to read a book every week. We’ll see how that goes!
I generally read women. And I am new to the writing of #Japanese women so I am looking forward to these. #2019ReadingGoals
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1/8 My favorite #quote by #JosephStalin, which explains the scientific, #DialecticalMaterialist explanation of true freedom in material reality, not just as an abstract ideal. #StalinIsBack #StalinLives #JVStalin #Stalin #StalinQuote #StalinQuotes #Truth #MELS #MarxismLeninism
2/8 Having an #objective, #rational, #ScientificSocialist, #Dialectical, & #Materialist viewpoint allows us to accurately see & evaluate & analyze #Truth & #Reality as they truly materially exist in this universe.
3/8 An idealistic, dogmatic viewpoint, which capitalists have, however, makes one irrational enough to 'see' freedom where freedom stays trapped on a piece of paper while people are oppressed in their actual lived lives.
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Nocturnal Animals 2016 #Thriller #MustWatch
The Ninth Gate 1999 #Thriller #Mystery
The Silence of the Lambs 1991 #Crime #Thriller #SerialKiller #MustWatch
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