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Russia Rebukes US For Sowing "Regional Instability" As Military Drills Begin

December 12, 2017 - 7:18am
Russia Rebukes US For Sowing "Regional Instability" As Military Drills Begin

The latest round of military drills involving the US, Japan and South Korea began their latest set of tracking drills on Monday, DW reported, citing sources in the South Korean military.
The drills – which are meant for "practicing tracking an object and sharing information on it among the three countries” - were being held in waters off the coast of Japan, according to Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera.

"The Threat Is Real" - Millions In Tokyo Join Nuclear Strike Evacuation Drills

December 7, 2017 - 5:00pm
"The Threat Is Real" - Millions In Tokyo Join Nuclear Strike Evacuation Drills

Earlier this week, Hawaii reportedly tested its system of nuclear sirens for the first time since the 1960s as the state’s governor warned that he was taking North Korea’s threats of nuclear annihilation extremely seriously. Today, the Telegraph is reporting that the paranoia has spread to Japan, where millions of Tokyo residents will participate in evacuation drills meant to simulate their response to North Korean nuclear strike.

In 300 Years, There Are Only 300 Japanese Left...

December 6, 2017 - 1:30pm
In 300 Years, There Are Only 300 Japanese Left...

Via GEFIRA,
The world’s third largest economy has an aging and shrinking population and will simply disappear. The low fertility is not unique to Japan. The same problem besets Taiwan, China and Korea as well as the United States and Europe. In the West the establishment has opted for population replacement.

"We Witnessed The DPRK Missile Blow Up": Cathay Pacific Flight Crew Observed North Korean ICBM Launch

December 5, 2017 - 11:10am
"We Witnessed The DPRK Missile Blow Up": Cathay Pacific Flight Crew Observed North Korean ICBM Launch

Officials from Hong Kong's flagship Cathay Pacific airline confirmed that the crew of a flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong reported seeing North Korea's recent test of its most powerful ICBM conducted last Wednesday, according to the South China Morning Post. According to flight trackers, flight CX893 was over Japan when the missile was launched on November 29 at approximately 2:18 a.m. Hong Kong time. A spokeswoman from the airline said that the crew made a report of the suspected re-entry of the North Korean missile after the incident.

Buying Yen... A Truly Contrarian Call

December 5, 2017 - 7:55am
Buying Yen... A Truly Contrarian Call

Authord by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist,
I am aware of all the doomsday Yen hyper-inflationary predictions due to their soaring debt-to-GDP ratio. And these Japanese bears very well might prove correct… In the long run.

But as Mr. Keynes taught us, the long-run is an awfully long time. In the meantime, I think there is a terrific opportunity in Japanese assets, and that also includes the currency.

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