US-Japan 1960 Security Treaty, and the Shadows of History

No one, I mean no one, in the United States is paying any attention whatsoever to a very important story with implications for American relations in East Asia.  As recently revealed by the Japanese government, in spring 1960, the United States — in negotiating with then-PM Kishi Nobusuke, a former Class-A war crimes suspect and inmate of Sugamo Prison until 1948, and no friend to … Continue reading US-Japan 1960 Security Treaty, and the Shadows of History

North Korea Test Fires Two Missiles: Chinese Media Reports on DPRK

Mainland Chinese media may not be reporting on the alleged sarin gas leaks from Sinuiju towards Dandong, but they aren’t shy about being quick off the starting blocks when North Korea test fires another two short range missiles today.  Huanqiu Shibao releases a short report, giving it some prominence on the website, based on reporter Gao Youbin [高友斌] and a South Korean government statement.  No … Continue reading North Korea Test Fires Two Missiles: Chinese Media Reports on DPRK