Devastating tsunami hits Japan + Strong 8.9 earthquake rocks Japan

Our thoughts and prayers for all in Japan and surrounding areas.

Myla Morales on Mar 11, 2011

A 8.9-magnitude earthquake has triggered a tsunami along Japan’s north-eastern coastline, and scores are feared killed.

Cars, boats, homes and people were swept away as fires burned out of control.

Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports.

Continue reading

U.S. Backs Japan In Looming Confrontation With Russia by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
February 25, 2011

The Kuril Islands, showing the de facto divisi...

Image via Wikipedia

Last week Kamitsuki Toyohisa, the Japanese Foreign Ministry counselor for European Affairs, said that the relationship between his country and Russia is “at its worst point in decades.”

In fact the dramatic ratcheting up of rhetoric – and corresponding actions – on both sides over the Kuril Islands are more evocative of the situation preceding the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905 and the two nations’ conflict on the Manchurian border in 1938-1939 than any previous developments after the Second World War.

Continue reading