Charles Loeb: The Black Reporter Who Exposed an Atomic Bomb Lie – The New York Times

Charles H. Loeb defied the American military’s denials and propaganda to show how deadly radiation from the strike on Hiroshima sickened and killed.
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Japan signals a ‘sense of crisis’ over Taiwan — this is why it is worried about China’s military aims

Japan is showing increased support for Taiwan in the face of relentless pressure from China. Here’s why Taiwan matters so much to Tokyo and what it’s prepared to do about it.
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Japan: Olympics Should Benefit Human Rights | Human Rights Watch

Japan should address serious rights issues in the country as host of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Human Rights Watch said today in a new reporters’ guide.
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Japan Not to Concede on Sovereignty, Democratic Values: Suga |

Washington, April 16 (Jiji Press)–Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday indicated Japan’s stance of not conceding on territorial sovereignty and democratic values, apparently mindful of China’s ramping up of its hegemonic position in Asia, including over the Senkaku Islands.

“We have no plans on making concessions on matters regarding sovereignty, and on universal values such as democracy, human rights and the rule of law,” Suga said in an online speech on Japan’s diplomatic policy at an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a U.S. think tank.

The Senkaku Islands in Japan’s southernmost prefecture of Okinawa are claimed by China.

“We will argue what we should argue and strongly demand specific actions,” the prime minister, who is visiting Washington for talks with U.S. President Joe Biden, said, referring to China’s rising maritime assertiveness backed by military power.
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Biden, Suga poised to present united front on Taiwan as China steps up pressure | Reuters

U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will present a united front on Taiwan, China’s most sensitive territorial issue, in a summit meeting on Friday, according to a senior U.S. administration official.
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China to Japanese official: If treated radioactive water from Fukushima is safe, ‘please drink it’ – The Washington Post

“The ocean is not Japan’s trash can,” a Chinese Foreign Ministry official said.
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The Japanese government’s decision to discharge Fukushima contaminated water ignores human rights and international maritime law – Greenpeace International

Greenpeace Japan strongly condemns the decision of the of Prime Minister Suga’s cabinet to dispose of over 1.23 million tons of radioactive waste water.
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Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in 2 years

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government decided Tuesday to start releasing treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years — an option fiercely opposed by human beings who care about the future, rather than saving a dollar.
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