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  • Aftershocks occurred over 85 times by 11am of 23rd Nov after M7.4
    Following up this article.. [Breaking] M7.3 Fukushima offshore / 3m of Tsunami is coming / Fukushima plant status unknown [URL]   According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), they observed over 85 The post Aftershocks occurred over 85 times by 11am of 23rd Nov after M7.4 appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Marine radiation monitoring post down after M7.4
    Following up this article.. [Breaking] M7.3 Fukushima offshore / 3m of Tsunami is coming / Fukushima plant status unknown [URL]   In the evening of 11/22/2016, Tepco announced the radiation monitoring The post Marine radiation monitoring post down after M7.4 appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Coolant system of DAINI SFP3 rebooted
    According to NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority), Tepco rebooted the coolant system of SFP 3 of Fukushima DAINI at 7:47AM (JST). Tepco explains that the tank water level related to SFP The post Coolant system of DAINI SFP3 rebooted appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Coolant system of SFP3 in Fukushima DAINI got automatically suspended / 2544 fuel assemblies stocked
    According to Tepco, Fukushima DAINI‘s spent fuel pool of Reactor 3 had its coolant system suspended automatically. It stocks 2,360 spent fuel assemblies and 184 new fuel assemblies. No more The post Coolant system of SFP3 in Fukushima DAINI got automatically suspended / 2544 fuel assemblies stocked appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • [Breaking] Iwaki city coastal area overly jammed / Run by foot now
    Following up this article.. [Breaking] M7.3 Fukushima offshore / 3m of Tsunami is coming / Fukushima plant status unknown [URL] A local posted on twitter that the coastal area of Iwaki The post [Breaking] Iwaki city coastal area overly jammed / Run by foot now appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • [Breaking] M7.3 Fukushima offshore / 3m of Tsunami is coming / Fukushima plant status unknown
    According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), M7.3 occurred Fukushima offshore at 5:59 AM (JST). The depth of epicenter was 10km. They are warning 3m high Tsunami is reaching the coastal The post [Breaking] M7.3 Fukushima offshore / 3m of Tsunami is coming / Fukushima plant status unknown appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Another leukemia case was approved as an industrial accident
    On 8/19/2016, MHLW (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare) announced a Fukushima worker’s leukemia was approved as an industrial accident. The worker is male in 50s. He repaired the machine The post Another leukemia case was approved as an industrial accident appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Fukushima government objects against building sarcophagus on Fukushima plant
    On 7/15/2016, Fukushima prefectural government objected against the plan to build a stone coffin on Fukushima plant to METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry).   2 days before, Nuclear Damage The post Fukushima government objects against building sarcophagus on Fukushima plant appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Tepco decided to ask JP Gov for covering the decommissioning cost
    On 7/28/2016, Tepco announced they decided to ask the government of Japan for financial support regarding decommissioning. They also consider asking the government for supporting the cost of compensation and The post Tepco decided to ask JP Gov for covering the decommissioning cost appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • 960 Bq/kg of Cs-134/137 detected from wild boar in Fukushima
    According to MHLW (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare), 960 Bq/Kg of Cesium-134/137 was measured from the meat of wild boar in Fukushima. The sampling date was 6/11/2016. This reading The post 960 Bq/kg of Cs-134/137 detected from wild boar in Fukushima appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Fed Trying to Cripple Trump Economy-Danielle DiMartino Booth
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Financial expert and former top Federal Reserve insider Danielle DiMartino Booth says the latest Fed rate hike is nothing less than an attempt to make life worse for President Trump. DiMartino Booth explains, “They are trying to do the opposite of what they did a year ago because the people who […]
  • Bitcoin is High Reward & High Risk – Warren Pollock
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release) Geopolitical and financial analyst Warren Pollock says you should study up on Bitcoin before you buy it. Pollock says, Bitcoin (and crypto currencies in general) carries “high reward, but also some very high risk.”  Pollock explains, “First of all, Bitcoin and these other crypto currencies are not currencies.  […]
  • MSM Propaganda Cause Left Hate, Trump Obstruction – Not, Obama Administration Treason
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (WNW 288 6.16.17) You want to know why the “Left” hates Donald Trump? Look no further than the lies, false narratives and fake news of the mainstream media (MSM). Several U.S. Congressmen were shot while practicing for a charity baseball game in Washington, D.C. The lone shooter is a self-described Trump […]
  • The Political Pope Francis – Man Above God – George Neumayr
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Best-selling author George Neumayr’s new book is called “The Political Pope.” Neumayr reveals, “How Pope Francis is delighting the liberal left and abandoning conservatives.” Neumayr explains, “The irony with this Pope is that he doesn’t particularly like Catholics. He views devout Catholics with a certain amount of distain, and that’s why […]
  • Market Crash and Civil War Possible-Gregory Mannarino
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release) Analyst/trader Gregory Mannarino says do not be fooled by the stock markets at or near all-time highs. Friday, the tech heavy NASDAQ suffered a massive selloff late in the day after hitting all-time highs. What happened? Mannarino explains, “There is no doubt that we are in financial fantasyland. […]
  • Comey the Leaker, Trump the Winner, Debt and Stock Market at All-Time High
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (WNW 287 6.9.17)  Fired FBI Director James Comey made a stunning revelation this week in Congressional Hearings about the so-called Russian collusion investigation. Comey outed himself as a leaker of privileged information when he released a personal memo to the New York Times that implied Trump tried to interfere with the […]
  • Bitcoin & Gold Form Two Front War with Central Banks – Andy Hoffman
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Financial analyst Andy Hoffman contends Bitcoin and other crypto currencies are the new threat to central banks’ power over fiat money. Hoffman explains, “Now, the powers that be are facing a new threat.  It’s a threat.  I think even a bigger threat to their monetary hegemony than gold and silver, and […]
  • Crypto Currencies Show Global Reset Underway – Clif High
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release) Internet data mining expert Clif High has just finished an in-depth dive on crypto currencies such as Bitcoin. High uses what he calls “predictive linguistics” to spot trends and make predictions for future events.  With the latest price spikes in so-called blockchain type crypto currencies, what does Clif […]
  • Trump Destroys Climate Accord, Economic Update, Hillary in Denial
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (WNW 286 6.2.17) President Trump not only backed out of the so-called Paris Climate Accord, but he destroyed it. The climate accord is bad for America and the working class the Democrats now shun. Trump says it will cost millions of U.S. jobs and does not clean up the climate. China, […]
  • Suicidal to Stay in this Market-Charles Nenner
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Renowned financial and geopolitical analyst Charles Nenner is doubling down on his prediction last year that the financial markets will crash in the fall of 2017. Nenner says, “People not positioned correctly may lose everything.”  Nenner points out, “We all know they say the market goes up 8% on a yearly […]
  • No. 893: May 2017 Housing Starts, Consumer Liquidity Update
    (SGS Subscription required) • May Housing Starts Plummeted on Top of Downside Revisions, Confounding Happy, Rebounding Consensus Expectations • Stagnant to Downtrending Activity Remained Shy of Recovering Pre-Recession Peaks by 52.0% (-52.0%) for Housing Starts and by 48.4% (-48.4%) for Building Permits • Consumer Liquidity Stresses Continue to Restrain Broad Economic Growth
  • Tentative Schedule for Commentaries
        Friday, June 23, 2017 Existing Home Sales New Home Sales General Comments May-2017 May-2017 06/21/2017 […]
  • Commentaries News
    PLEASE NOTE: The next regular Commentary, scheduled for Friday, June 23rd, will review May 2017 New- and Existing-Home Sales in the context of what otherwise will be a General Commentary, providing a broad review of economic-, financial- and political-system conditions.  See Schedule for details.
  • No. 892: May Industrial Production, FOMC, U.S. Dollar and Gold
    (SGS Subscription required) • FOMC Faces Deteriorating Economic Conditions and Renewed Solvency Stresses in the Banking System • June 14th Rate Hike Could Be the Last One for This Cycle • U.S. Dollar Near a Peak? Gold Price Near a Trough? • Headline Unchanged Production and Drop of 0.4% (-0.4%) in Manufacturing Were Boosted by […]
  • May Retail Sales, Earnings, Consumer and Producer Price Indices, FOMC
    (SGS Subscription required) • With Increasingly Adverse Economic Data, FOMC Hiked the Fed Funds Rate • May 2017 Nominal Retail Sales Fell by 0.3% (-0.3%), Despite a Gimmicked Monthly Sales Boost of 0.2% from Seasonal-Factor Distortions • Headline Real May Retail Sales Sank by 0.13% (-0.13%), Despite a CPI Contraction of 0.13% (-0.13%) • Recession […]
  • No. 890: May Employment, April Construction Spending and Trade Deficit Revisions
    (SGS Subscription required) • Trade-Deficit Benchmarking Showed Deeper Deficits 2014-to-Date, with Implications for Downside Benchmark Revisions to the GDP • Second-Quarter 2017 Real Merchandise Trade Deficit Is on Track for Worst Showing Since Second-Quarter 2007 • In Uptrending, Low-Level Stagnation, April Freight Index Gained Year-to-Year, Holding Shy of Recovering Pre-Recession Peak by 12.6% (-12.6%) • […]
  • No. 889: GDP Revision, April Durable Goods and Home Sales
    (SGS Subscription required) • Nonsense in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Reporting • Gross Domestic Income (GDI) - Theoretical Equivalent of the GDP - Gained 0.85% in First-Quarter 2017, After a Revised Fourth-Quarter Contraction of 1.38% (-1.38%), Previously up by 1.00% • First-Quarter 2017 GDI Activity Still Is Below Third-Quarter 2016 • Headline First-Quarter Details […]
  • SPECIAL COMMENTARY No. 888: Political Stability versus the Economy and Financial Markets, Durable Goods Benchmarking, Consumer Liquidity
    (SGS Subscription required) • U.S. Political-System Instability Would Threaten U.S. Dollar, Financial-Market and Economic Tranquility • Downwardly-Benchmarked Durable Goods Orders and Shipments of Manufacturers Showed Weaker Historical Economic Activity and Potential Downside GDP Revisions • Heavily-Stressed Consumer Liquidity Conditions Continue to Prevent Sustainable Economic Growth
  • No. 887: April Industrial Production and Housing Starts
    (SGS Subscription required) • April Industrial Production Showed Solid Monthly Gains, Moving Off Bottom • That Said, 112 Months of Continuing Non-Expansion in U.S. Manufacturing Is the Worst String of Non-Recovery in the 99-Year History of Industrial Production • It Tops the 96-Month Post-World War II Manufacturing Realignment, and the 88-Month Slump in the First […]
  • No. 886: Real Retail Sales and Earnings, Consumer and Producer Prices
    (SGS Subscription required) • Annual Real Retail Sales Growth Has Resettled at Recession-Signal Level • First-Quarter Real Average Weekly Earnings Held in Annual Decline, Along with Back-to-Back Quarterly Contractions; April Detail Was Mixed; Consumer Liquidity Stresses Continued to Intensify • Headline CPI-U Inflation Rose by 0.17% in April 2017, Pulling Annual CPI-U Inflation Lower to […]

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  • What Future Mongolia is Going to Choose for Itself
    Mongolia rarely attracts the attention of geopolitical analysts and commentators. The country that lies in the very center of Asia for a long time has been perceived as a modest satellite of the Soviet Union. These days Mongolia learns to pursue its own interests and find useful friends. Now-a-days the so-called third neighbor strategy dominates […]
  • Japan Regards Russia as a Reliable Hydrocarbons Exporter
    As you must know, Japan does not have enough natural resources to ensure its energy security without turning to any foreign players. At the same time, its closest neighbor – Russia possesses impressive hydrocarbon reserves and can be in the list of major exporters of those. Nevertheless, it is difficult to describe the volume of […]
  • One Belt, One Road: Opportunities and Challenges for Australia
    “China”, Napoleon once remarked, “is like a sleeping lion. Let here sleep, for when she awakens she will shake the world.” Introduction In 2013 in a speech delivered in Astana, Kazakhstan, China’s President Xi Jinping outlined an ambitious project for transforming large parts of Asia and Africa.  He used the term yi dai, yi lu […]
  • On the Arrest of Two US Citizens in the DPRK and the Release of One
    At the beginning of May 2017, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported the detention of two US citizens, both of Korean origin. Initially, on May 3, KCNA announced that on April 22, the country’s “competent authorities” had arrested US citizen Kim Sang-duk because he had systematically committed “a hostile crime to overthrow the state” […]
  • Washington Crossed the Red Line in Syria
    The actions the Pentagon has recently been taking in Syria resulted in the extreme risk of a direct armed engagement between American troops illegally deployed in Syria and the forces of Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad. Upon realizing the success of anti-terrorist operation which Syrian armed forces were conducting together with Russian and Iranian forces in bid […]
  • US Downs Syrian Warplane Over Syria Amid War on ISIS
    Operating without any form of invitation from Damascus, or any resolution under international law, a US F-18 Super Hornet downed a Syrian Su-22 fighter-bomber over eastern Syria as it engaged targets in territory occupied by the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS). It was the latest in a series of direct military strikes carried out by the […]
  • Teresa May & Bedfellow from Hell: What Exactly IS the Democratic Unionist Party?
    Following Theresa May’s loss of majority the Democratic Unionist Party, DUP, from Northern Ireland has suddenly come to international prominence. Who are they, what do they want, and what does their propping up of a UK government mean for that country and all the others who have to deal with it? Very few people in […]
  • Local Elections in Cambodia: Wake Up Call for the Ruling Elites?
    At the beginning of the month Cambodia hosted local elections that precede parliamentary elections that are scheduled on the summer of 2018. In this context, the role that local elections play in the political life of the country can hardly be overestimated, since they serve as a display of the ideas and moods that dominate […]
  • The West Argues that Muslims Represent a Major Threat, Or Do They?
    Upon witnessing what looks like an unending stream of terrorist attacks in Europe that was preceded by a major influx of refugees attempting to escape war and destruction that the West created across the Middle East and North Africa, it’s safe to say that Islamophobia is here to stay, at least among political circles in the […]
  • Blockade or no Blockade? Saudia’s ‘Mission-Qatar’ Tumbles Down
    Speaking to the media in his latest tour to the US, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister insisted that there was no blockade of Qatar, yet he insisted that the latter was not allowed to use their, as also of their allies’, air space and territorial waters. Standing next to the rather reticent US secretary of the […]
  • Nomura Demands $134,000 For Premium Research
    Just this morning we reported that as the global equity research market wrestles with how it will comply with the EU's MiFID II regulations, in a new study McKinsey said that banks will have no choice but to fire a ton of equity research analysts who write a bunch of stuff that no one ever […]
  • One Trader Is Stunned By The "Staggering" Confusion In The Market
    Wherever one looks there are disconnects... between bonds and stocks, between risk and uncertainty, between hope and reality. But, as former fund manager Richard Breslow notes, most critically, there is a divergence between data and Fed actions, and this time is different as central banks appear to have shifted into 'whatever it takes' to tighten […]
  • Illinois Man Arrested For Threatening To Assassinate Trump
    In the wake of last week’s shooting at a practice session for members of the House Republicans’ baseball team, federal authorities announced that they’ve arrested an Illinois man for threatening President Donald Trump. In a Facebook post published June 15, Joseph Lynn Pickett of Edwardsville Ill. said planned to assassinate the president, according to the Belville […]
  • Citi: Here Comes The V-Shaped Rebound In Oil
    Start buying oil. That's not only this morning's recommendation by Dennis Gartman but, as this afternoon, also Citi's commodities team (led by OPEC's impressario Ed Morse) which moments ago issued a report according to which crude oil markets will not only bottom, but more importantly, "investors should position now for a potential V-shaped rebound in […]
  • Republican Rebellion: 5 GOP Senators Oppose Health Bill
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  • Tesla's Response To Amazon Foods: A Streaming Music Service
    Not to be outdone by Jeff Bezos' "out of the box thinking", Elon Musk has turned the amplifier of fast money to '11'... Car-maker, tech stock, solar company... and now music streaming service. Oh the genius of Elon Musk... "you just don't get it" As ReCode reports, put this one in the “You can do […]
  • US Gulf Oil Production Grinds To A Halt As Cindy Makes Landfall
    Update: *STORM CINDY HAS 16% OF GULF OF MEXICO OIL OUTPUT SHUT IN: BSEE *  *  * Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall along the Gulf Coast Thursday as meteorologists called for a third day of heavy rains and viciously fast winds in the region. Cindy – the first storm to reach the Western Gulf coast […]
  • Israel Deployed 18 Fighter Jets To Saudi Arabia To "Prevent A Coup": Fars
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Japan says some tsunami reconstruction funds going to whaling

Tokyo (CNN) — The Japanese government has affirmed that $29 million from its budget for post-earthquake and tsunami reconstruction is going toward extra security measures for the country’s whaling fleet, angering environmental activists like Greenpeace.

The whaling industry is “siphoning money away from the victims of the March 11 triple disaster, at a time when they need it most,” Junichi Sato, executive director of Greenpeace Japan, said this week, referring to the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis that struck Japan in March.

But Tatsuya Nakaoku, an official from the Japanese Fisheries Agency, said Thursday he funds would help “support the reconstruction of a whaling town and nearby area,” which was devastated by the natural disasters.

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