New: Both Koreas test-fired ballistic missiles hours apart from each other on Wednesday in the latest sign of the intensifying arms race on the peninsula amid stalled diplomatic efforts. From me, on a dizzying afternoon of tests:…
-North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles, days after it announced testing a new long-range cruise missile.
-South Korea launched an underwater ballistic missile fired from a submarine and successfully hit a designated target.…
Earlier this year, the United States lifted restrictions on South Korea’s ability to develop missiles, under an agreement reached during President Moon Jae-in’s summit with President Biden in Washington.…

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15 Sep
Breaking: South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile from its east coast. More details to come.
North Korea fired two unidentified ballistic missiles on September 15 afternoon, per update from South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. More to come
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says Japan officials "strongly protest and condemn the launches" and that North Korea's tests are "threatening the peace and security of our country and region. They're also violating the U.N. Security Council resolution."
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1 Aug
No clear answer by Tokyo 2020 officials on their views of covid spike in Tokyo and relation to Games. Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto says "How to analyze this? There are various different opinions."
Muto says he can’t say there’s no correlation at all but notes PM Suga & Tokyo Gov Koike don't believe in correlation cuz of high TV ratings, which they believe means people are staying at home to watch, and the testing in Olympics bubble. But...
But half the Games-related people who have tested positive for covid so far are Tokyo 2020 contractors who are residents of Japan and are not tested as frequently as athletes. Muto says he is concerned about the large number of positive cases among the contractors.
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31 Jul
Photos via the IOC of the Olympic Village since there's not a media tour this year. These are 6 meter flag poles that athletes like to take photos with, says Takashi Kitajima, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Village general manager
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These are autonomous buses developed by Toyota that are transporting the athletes around the Olympic Village, per the Village manager.
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30 Jul
NEW: The prevailing theme of Tokyo Olympics is "Recovery," showcasing how far the country has come from the 2011 disasters in Fukushima, Japan.

But to many displaced residents of Fukushima, the Olympic message rings hollow. From me & @juliaminuma:…
At the Olympics, symbols intended to emphasize the recovery of Fukushima are hard to miss: The torch relay start at J-Village, the operational HQ of Fukushima disasters, the food served inside the Olympic Village use ingredients from Tohoku, etc.…
To many Fukushima residents whose lives were upended by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami & nuclear meltdown, the Olympics messaging of "recovery" from the disasters feels tone deaf: a public relations slogan that ignores the realities of their daily lives.…
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17 Mar
To all the Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists logging on/showing up to work this morning, feeling shook, horrified, exhausted and invisible, I see you and you’re not alone. 1/
You’re processing the news while putting on your game face to do your job.

Maybe none of your managers or colleagues are checking in on you today.

Or maybe they ARE checking in and you worry about seeming weak or biased.
Maybe you're the only AAPI in your newsroom, or maybe there are no AAPI managers there.

You may be the only one pitching the shooting story today, even if it's not your beat.

There are hundreds of AAPI journalists across the country feeling the way you do today.
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12 Mar
A reminder to check in on your Asian American and Pacific Islander friends & colleagues. We're exhausted. We're overwhelmed by videos & images of people who could be our parents/grandparents brutally attacked — spat on, shoved to the ground, slashed across the face & more. 1/
As AAPI journalists, we've been working for a year to try to get our newsrooms and the country to pay attention to the rise in violence and hatred, on top of the burden of everything else that comes with being a functioning human in a pandemic. 2/
AAPI journalists constantly ask me: My boss won't cover Asian violence unless I find a "fresh" angle — how? Why am I the only AAPI reporter at work when our audience is X% AAPI? Why doesn't my company's race initiatives include AAPIs? How do I ask this without retaliation? 3/
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