In Hokkaido, the Dams Finally Come Down

Ed.’s note: Here is a great bit of news. Finally, Japanese reversing 70 years of turning Japan into a giant concrete slab. Removing a concrete structure like a dam in Japan has never been done before.
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Source: Wild Salmon Center

Nov 12, 2019 | By Ramona DeNies

A former Wild Salmon Center scientist has been tracking the restoration of Shiretoko National Park for nearly 15 years. This summer, its rivers (and wild salmon) are breathing a bit easier.

Back in 2006, Dr. Pete Rand was waist-deep in the Rusha, one of the most important rivers for masu, chum, and pink salmon in Hokkaido, in northernmost Japan. Around him stretched the island’s remote Shiretoko National Park, a 149-square-mile area newly listed as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, singled out for its “outstanding universal value” and supposed connectivity from ocean to forest. And yet, here he was, staring at concrete barriers.

The Rusha River’s three concrete hatchery dams, dating back to the 1970s, are now coming down in layers. Here, a section has been chipped down to the water line. Full removal will take several more years. (PC: Pete Rand)

“Frankly, it was surprising to see the number of dams,” said Rand, a scientist with Prince William Sound Science Center who at the time worked for Wild Salmon Center. “I had this idea what a World Heritage Site should look like: natural. And this wasn’t in any kind of natural state.”

That, said Rand, was a problem, one he reported to UNESCO as chair of the IUCN Salmonid Specialist Group. Shiretoko’s watersheds were in fact highly disconnected—by 123 in-stream dams and structures, most built in the 1970s. Thirty-one of them served little modern purpose, other than to block salmon. Rand’s IUCN report strongly recommended these structures be modified or removed, to allow fish free passage. It would be a win for salmon, for the park’s grizzly population (Japan’s largest), and for tourists who came to see those bears, healthy and happily feeding on fish.

Yet little had changed eight years later, when Rand returned for an assessment. The park’s salmon hatchery had been decommissioned, and some dams had been “modified” with carved notches that might—in high water events at least—have allowed for incrementally better fish passage. Otherwise, the Rusha’s hatchery dams remained intact. And elsewhere in the park, steel-girded soil erosion dams still blocked the natural flow of sediment and rocks for habitat.

Rand was dismayed by the sluggishness of Shiretoko’s restoration—and surprised. “Every year or so, World Heritage reassesses all their sites, so there’s always a risk of losing that status,” he explained. “This is one of very few sites [in Japan] that have that international recognition—it’s really important to Japanese tourism.”

I had this kind of idea of what a World Heritage Site should look like: natural. And this wasn’t in any kind of natural state.

Rand again filed his reports. And when he next returned to Shiretoko, this past summer, his surprise was of the nice kind. Along the Rusha, two of three concrete dams had been stripped down to below the water line—a start. On the Okkabaka River, in-stream steel girding had been hacked back, with plans to completely remove the structures.

Please go to Wild Salmon Center to read the entire article.
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Japan’s METI says it’s safe to dump radioactive water from Fukushima nuclear disaster into ocean

[Image: Contaminated water is stored in tanks at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, in February. | POOL / VIA KYODO]

November 19, 2019 | The Japan Times

The industry ministry said Monday it would be safe to release water contaminated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster into the ocean, stressing that on an annual basis the amount of radiation measured near the release point would be very small compared to levels to which humans are naturally exposed.

Discharging the water into the Pacific Ocean over the course of a year would amount to between just one-1,600th and one-40,000th of the radiation to which humans are naturally exposed, the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry, or METI, told a government subcommittee on the issue.

Water used to cool the melted-down cores and groundwater from close to the damaged plant contain some radioactive materials, and are currently being collected and stored in tanks on the plant grounds.

But space is running out fast, and the government is exploring ways to deal with the waste water — which already totals more than 1 million tons with the volume increasing by more than 100 tons every day.

According to an estimate performed by the ministry, annual radiation levels near the release point after a release would be between 0.052 and 0.62 microsievert at sea, and 1.3 microsieverts in the atmosphere, compared with the 2,100 microsieverts that humans come into contact with each year in daily life.

One member of the subcommittee called on the ministry to provide detailed data showing the impact of different conditions such as ocean currents and weather.

Another member requested more information on the amount of radiation that people will be exposed to internally, depending on how much fish and seaweed they consume.

Please go to The Japan Times to read the entire article.

Japan Defending the US Dollar Means It’s Time to Gear Up

Source: Fort Russ

MAJOR: Tokyo, Seoul Dissolve Intelligence Sharing Deal Week Before Expiry

By Drago Bosnic | Nov 19, 2019

TOKYO/SEOUL – The defense ministers of Japan and South Korea failed to agree to extend the bilateral intelligence-sharing pact on Sunday at their first meeting since October 2018, but reaffirmed their commitment to cooperation with the US on Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear program, the Kyodo news agency reported.

The talks were held on the margins of a regional security meeting in Bangkok. At the start of the talks, Japanese Defence Minister Taro Kono urged Seoul to revise the decision to exit the pact, which is due to expire in a week, Japan’s media outlet specified.

His South Korean counterpart, Jeong Kyeong-doo, in turn, told reporters after the talks that the refusal to renew the treaty had followed Japan’s decision to slap export restrictions on materials vital to Seoul’s high-tech industries. The minister noted that he called for a “diplomatic solution”.

Tensions between Seoul and Tokyo deepened during the summer over the issue of compensation for the use of Korean citizens for forced labor by Japan during World War II. The rift has since expanded to mutual trade restrictions and even defense cooperation, with South Korea is refusing to extend the intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan since August.

Earlier in the week, US Defenсe Secretary Mark Esper warned the allies that the looming termination of the intelligence-sharing pact would only “play into the hands of Beijing and Pyongyang”, urging them to resolve their differences and save the deal.

Earlier, in late October, political leaders of Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and his South Korean counterpart, Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon vowed to mend ties amid the bitter feud over the troubled history between the two countries and cancel trade restrictions that have dragged bilateral relations to their worst in decades.

However, the initially promising initiative never took off, as neither the issues regarding the compensation for the use of Korean citizens for forced labor by Japan during World War II, nor the intelligence-sharing agreement extension has been relived, while trade restrictions are still in place.
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$1.84 million diamond stolen from Japan jewelry fair

Well, isn’t this embarrassing? Thief walks off with a US$184 million diamond taken out of a locked glass case at a display in Yokohama, Japan. All we can say is: “Congratulations to the thief.” That was a pretty good heist.

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Source: ABC News

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO — Oct 26, 2019

Japanese police are investigating a 200 million yen ($1.84 million) diamond allegedly stolen from an international jewelry trade show near Tokyo.

The 50-carat diamond was last seen sitting inside a glass showcase at 5 p.m. Thursday. An hour later, just after closing time, the diamond was gone and the jewelry case was unlocked, according to police.

Police said Saturday they suspect the alleged theft took place sometime in the final hour of the crowded exhibit at Yokohama, near Tokyo. The sparkly stone, exhibited by a company in Saitama, north of Tokyo, was the only item missing. Nobody has been arrested.

Investigators are checking security camera footage that showed a man reaching toward a showcase during the suspected time of theft.

The three-day exhibit ended Friday as planned. About 410 jewelry shops from around the world and more than 10,000 visitors gathered, according to the organizers.

日本人は悲しい、老化した、セックスに飢えた人々であり、米国のフェミニズム、クローニー資本主義のおかげです

Source: Russia Today

Japanese Are a Sad, Aging, Sex-Starved People Thanks to US-Mandated Feminism, Crony Capitalism

Abe’s strategy is working in the short-term. The businessmen are creating monopolies in their industries and will continue to rake in profits as their people age, die and are replaced.

But hopefully soon Abe will be forced to answer the most important question of all: does honor have a price?

By Eric Striker (National Justice) | October 17, 2019

The most recurring story Westerners get about Japan is that their society is old and dying.

The latest polling data shows that 40% of Japanese Millennials are virgins. Every year fewer couples get married and fewer babies are born than the last year. The country’s median age? 46.

This sterility is caused by the Allied imposition of two known race carcinogens: liberal capitalism and feminism.

National Castration

These two doctrines were foisted upon the once proud nation by General Douglas MacArthur, who brought Jews in his carry-on to help write a new occupation “Constitution.”

The most famous of these Jews was Beate Sirota Gordon, a 22-year-old music teacher who was tasked by MacArthur to write Article 24 on Women’s Rights. In 1946 this law was more extreme on the cultural-leftist front than any piece of comparable American legislation. Other parts influenced by Gordon even included Soviet-style bans on “racism.” (Gordon was a known communist)

In a society where masculine roles as heads of households were carefully harmonized with feminine ones, Article 24 was combined with a propaganda campaign later on that sought to destroy Japanese family formation by guaranteeing women the ability to initiate divorce and abandon the role of homemaker to go work.

During the later period of the Mejii Restoration, women enjoyed many civil liberties and had a national union with a stake in the state, but strong families remained the center of the Japanese ethical-social worldview. Prior to 1945, Japanese law was guided by Confucian principles where closely knit multi-generational families, not individuals, dealt with criminal and civil questions. This led to a healthy country governed by honor rather than profit.

Under this system, women’s social status was tied to how well they raised their children, looked after their husband and respected their elderly parents rather than how much money or consumer products they accumulated.

Today, 75% of Japanese women are kissless, overworked and barren. They are wasting their youth slaving away exploited inside a corporate Groundhog Day nightmare for nothing.

Japanese social conservatives have identified this trend and the occupation-“Constitution” as the cause of Japan’s natal and family woes.

There have been a number of attempts to revise the Jew Gordon’s feminist law to also include rights for families and respect for the elderly, but this is opposed by powerful globalist and capitalist interests within the Wall Street dependent puppet government.

Like the spitz, conservatives bark loudly during election season but always end up in master’s lap.

Shinzo Abe: Sacrificing Honor for World Finance

Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party is a market-oriented, socially conservative, and superficially patriotic party that does not apologize for Japan’s role in WW2. In practice, Abe is a neo-liberal beholden to local capitalists. His first stint as Prime Minister led to his resignation after just one year due to the unpopular decision to send Japanese soldiers to fight in Afghanistan. In 2012 Abe returned to the office of Prime Minister and won some respect for his campaign to revise the Japanese Constitution so that they could re-arm. He has been in power ever since.

Abe’s main issue has been figuring out a way to jump start the sluggish economy with what has come to be known as “Abenomics.” The export-oriented Japanese market has never fully recovered from the end of favorable exchange rates and “trade agreements” with the United States that were effectively subsidies.

After the fall of the USSR, the Clinton administration changed the terms of trade with Japan and growth has slowed ever since. To add insult to injury, the liberal system and nihilistic Western-influenced pop culture has led some very barebones attempts at reviving the birth rate to fail.

What’s truly unique about Japan’s second longest serving Prime Minister is his foreign policy antics. In Asia, it is common knowledge that Jews control international finance and America, and this is used by their intelligence agencies to set diplomatic priorities. Any nation with a stock market has an entry-portal for globalist take-over. China has carefully dipped its toe in this strategy, and Israel is warming to them as America begins to show signs of imperial decline.

Abe appears to be going much further than the Chinese, whose command economy places a check on interlopers. He has even announced an unprecedented mass immigration program to replace native workers and lower their wages that is bound to provoke fury in the populace.

While I was unable in my limited search (I can’t read Japanese) to find direct business or think-tank links between Abe personally and Jewish forces, the Japanese have pragmatically collaborated with world Jewry in the past.

In 1905, Japan became the first colored nation in history to defeat a European power in the Russo-Japanese war. This was all thanks to international Jewslooking to settle a score with the Czar. After making a secret agreement with the Emperor, Jacob Schiff and others whipped the West’s finance-capitalists into floating Japanese war bonds. This provided a sudden influx of funds that doomed the Russian navy. This is not speculation, mainstream historians admit to Schiff’s role in deciding the conflict.

More than 100 years later, Japanese plutocracy seems to be cognizant of their growing irrelevance in the global economy, especially as rivals like China continue to overshadow it.

Abe’s gambit here is to fundamentally transform homogenous and coherent Japan into a multicultural, rabidly pro-Israel hell-hole so that they are given seat at the table once again.

Abe started to really lay it on thick in 2018 during an expedition to Israel, where he swore fealty to the Zionist rogue state even though Japan’s superficial interests would be to trade with Israel’s oil-rich enemies.

Noteworthy during this meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu was the dinner. It is known that in Japanese tradition, shoes are considered dirty (spiritually and practically) and are to be removed when entering a private space. Japanese politicians do not even wear shoes inside their offices.

Knowing this, Netanyahu and his chef decided to mock and offend Abe and Japanese culture by serving him food in a shoe!

Abe took it with a nervous smile and said nothing. A furious diplomat later told an Israeli newspaper that it was the equivalent of serving a Jewish guest pork. His Bushido-bound betters in the 1930s and 40s would’ve stood up and walked out. There is no explanation for this callous act by the scummy Israelis other than it being a malicious test to see how far they can push a Shabbos Goy democrat:

Abe’s trips to Europe as of late tend to revolve around Holocaust-signaling and pretending like the Japanese did not share much of Adolf Hitler’s vision. Abe and his party do not acknowledge any of the accusations leveled against their country’s wartime behavior yet pretend to believe the atrocity propaganda spread about their German allies during the war.

The Japanese right’s support for Israel, Holocaust theatrics, and their immigration project appear to be impressing the Jacob Schiffs of our today. Abe was recently named Butt-Goy of the Year by the American Jewish Committee. Trump just backed off on his promise to place tariffs on Japanese cars, which was the billionaire classes biggest fear (the US is their biggest automobile export market).

Abe’s strategy is working in the short-term. Businessmen are creating monopolies in their industries and will continue to rake in profits as their people age, die and are replaced.

But hopefully soon Abe will be forced to answer the most important question of all: does honor have a price?

Japan Now Thinks Rugby Is The Best Sport In The World

Japan’s next big boom: Rugby. Seventy percent of Japan’s rugby team consists of foreign players and mixed Japanese-foreigners to obtain the size and strength necessary to take on foreign competitive teams like with Ireland.
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Source: The Rising Wasabi

September 26, 2019

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Rugby is now the most amazing sport in Japan after the national rugby team defeated Ireland 19-12 in a Rugby World Cup pool match in Shizuoka Prefecture on Sunday.

“Stuff soccer or baseball,” says 28-year-old sport fan Bandowa Gen.

“I don’t know what was going on out there, or any of the rules, but our score was higher than Ireland’s – yatta!”

Japan has been forced to import foreign labor over the past decade in an attempt to become competitive.

“First we played them in the position of hooker, but then they started taking other jobs,” says Sports Minister Hagiuda Kouichi.

Rugby will remain the most amazing sport in Japan until they lose.

Farmed Salmon Require Reevaluation As a Food Source

September 29, 2019 (Tokyo, Japan) – When you see and eat farmed salmon here in Japan imported from Norway, the imported farmed salmon looks fresh and healthy. That may be acceptable, however, after studying farmed salmon for the past week have decided to stop eating this food source. The following is one of the reasons why. Notice the fat striations in this farmed salmon imported to Japan from Norway. This is very typical for farmed salmon. What Japanese do not know is that these farmed salmon contain Mansanto’s chemical creation Ethoxyquin in the fatty portion. Ethoxyquin is added to the pellet food fed to farmed salmon. Ethoxyquin prevents oxidation in the fatty portions of farmed salmon.

“Watch an excerpt from “The Fish on My Plate” about Norway’s salmon crisis. Author and fisherman Paul Greenberg spent a year traveling the world and eating seafood for breakfast, lunch and dinner in an attempt to find out what sort of fish is both good for him – and good for the planet. In Alaska’s Vasso river, there are more escaped farmed fish than there are wild salmon – and they’re carrying sea lice.”

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