Russia’s Sergei Lavrov to visit Tokyo preparing for Shinzo Abe’s visit to Russia later this year

What is specifically being referred to here is American interference in how Japan conducts itself diplomatically with Russia as Russia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov prepares to visit Japan in April. Sergei Lavrov is visiting Tokyo to lay the ground work for a visit to Russia later this year of Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe. Sergei Lavrov is a remarkably articulate and formidable Russian diplomat. Those “foreign factors” mean specifically American posturing for military buildup in Japan escalating tensions in the region against North Korea and China.

Yesterday, Russia sent a diplomatic message to North Korea asking North Korea to taper their rhetoric and to calm down over their reaction to American economic sanctions. Russia does not want American influence with Japan’s decision to conduct peaceful trade with Russia and for negotiating a peaceful settlement over the Kuril Islands which Japan and Russia both claim.

Here is some really good news too leading to closer trading ties between Russia and Japan. Japan’s new news service Kyodo News is preparing to begin relations with Russia’s Sputnik news.

Source: Sputnik

Foreign Factors Must Be Removed From Russian-Japanese Relations

March 14, 2016

Moscow does not favor any third state’s interference in Russian-Japanese bilateral relations, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Moscow believes it is important to free relations with Japan from the influence of foreign factors and agree on projects in the economic sphere, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said.

“As a whole, our position is that Russian-Japanese relations need to be freed as soon as possible from foreign factors and artificial stratifications, and to begin perspective agreements and projects in key areas in the economy and increase mutual actions in international affairs,” Morgulov told RIA Novosti.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Tokyo in mid-April in preparations for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Russia. The date of Abe’s visit has not yet been disclosed.

The rats in the American experimental laboratory have gotten loose from their cages

Every once in awhile – a very great while – I take an occasional jaded look at what is happening inside the experimental laboratory called America. In this incident, one of the lab rats in America has apparently escaped from his cage and is seen in the video clip below urinating on a conveyor belt at a Kellogg’s food factory located in Memphis, Tennessee. Although this rat filmed himself urinating on the conveyor belt awhile back, the clip only now surfaced on the internet. Can’t explain the delay this rat decided to take in posting his urinating exhibitionism.

For many people in the world observing the U.S., they must be astonished at the kinds of rats being raised in the American laboratory. Do people realize in the first two and half months of 2016 alone, 604 people have been shot in Chicago with 103 dead? The rats in Chicago are freaking out due to the bad food I guess. Too many Kellogg’s Crispies snacks. The irony is laboratory rats are fed food pallets is what the Kellogg’s products are being manufactured at this plant in Tennessee could be comparable to. Who would eat sterile food like that to begin with? Rice Crispies Squares saturated with processed white sugar?

Video appears to show man urinating on products at Kellogg’s assembly line

Russian firm RosRAO has the technological capacity to remove tritium from leaking water at the Fukushima nuclear site

Tritium-contaminated water in FukushimaThe biggest concern TEPCO has in Fukushima in cleaning the mess up, is tritium because it is getting into the ground water in increasing levels. The Japanese government and TEPCO do not have the resources to contain tritium-contaminated water. Tritium is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen and since naturally occurring tritium is extremely rare on earth, it means it doesn’t belong here. It is derived from nuclear reactions. In 2014, Japanese diplomats contacted Russia’s RosRAO firm in Moscow asking for assistance but nothing was pursued, however, since containing tritium in Fukushima is becoming more difficult as the days and weeks go by, RosRAO was contacted again. Along with RosRAO, the US Company Kurion Inc. and the US-Japanese GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc., have submitted proposals for preventing tritium from leaking into the ground water around the nuclear plants in Fukushima.

Roughly 700,000 cubic meters (650,000 tons as of June, 2015) of tritium-contaminated water has accumulated and is being stored in hundreds of large steel tanks built to store the contaminated water. The Russian firm RosRAO apparently, can decontaminate the water at a far less cost than other firms. RosRao if approved by the Japanese government, will construct a large decontamination plant at Fukushima to begin decontaminating the already 700,000 cubic meters at water. Up until now, RosRao’s decontamination capacity was only between 100 and 200 cubic meters of water, but RosRAO has taken that amount up to 4,000 cubic meters that it can handle after a facility is constructed in Fukushima. Japanese engineers are at RosRAO facilities in Russia and it looks like they will be dependent on Russian technology to remove tritium from the water that is being stored and continues to accumulate. TEPCO and the Japanese government must decisively come to a conclusion soon to deploy Russia’s tritium decontamination technology because the longer the Japanese government and TEPCO delay, the higher the risk of tank deterioration and what has already been reported as leaking tanks.

10 million vinyl bags at FukushimaMost of the labor that have been used to clean up Fukushima, have spent thousands and thousands of man hours building these steel containment containers around the nuclear plant. Currently, depending on source depended on for the news, an estimated 400 metric tons of tritium-contaminated water is being placed into these massive storage tanks. The other major cleanup going on taking up man hours, is spent scraping off several inches of contaminated top soil all over the area and storing it in one ton capacity thick black vinyl bags in neat piles which there are roughly now 10 million of these vinyl bags.

This summer in Japan another boring Upper House election between the LDP and Komeito

Komeito party in JapanHere’s your chance members of the New Komeito Party this summer when Upper House elections will take place for control over the Upper House. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated he wanted members of his governing Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to “work together” to win this summer’s Upper House election. What “working together” means is ambiguous but what it really means is that Shinzo Abe wants his (current LDP spokesperson) policies to continue to be fundamentally in agreement with the U.S.. According to this coming Upper House election, the battle lines are drawn: “Abe said the Upper House election will be a battle between the ruling coalition of the LDP and Komeito, and the opposition Democratic and Japanese Communist Parties.” It’s artificial political opposition designed to give the Japanese public the appearance any real resistance to the LDP exists. And it keeps a political party in “power” with salaries and political recognition knowing how LDP party members have powerful connections to Japan’s corporations benefiting from military buildup. This is apparent as Japan increases military spending at .5 percent per year of Japan’s yearly GDP. Japan walks a thin line if Japan’s LDP desires continuous access to western markets.

LDP PartyWhat is the “battle” really about? Well for starters, it’s about Japan’s alliance with the United States over China’s “military threat” with PM Shinzo Abe stating the Upper House election this summer is to “strengthen the LDP to protect people’s lives.” Protect them from what exactly? The U.S. is moving its military to the Pacific region following the money moving into China. That’s what militaries do. They follow where the money is going which seems to be China with China continuing to buy large sums of gold. America’s CNN news source called it a “massive buying spree.” Yeah, so those who have the gold just sell it to China because China wants to buy gold while Japan gears up for potential war with China? How in the hell does that work? I am assuming other central banks are selling their gold reserves to China? So, we go bank to the central banking model again where governments are manipulated into continuing military buildup.

Interesting that China’s currency the Renminbi has been accepted into the Bank of International Settlements Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) basket of currencies, yet China is building a large military? Gives observers the impression both Japan and China have central banking agreements (more like BIS agreements out of Basel, Switzerland) where military buildup is profitable for both countries? That’s always the political claim isn’t it? “We’re saving lives.” I mean, who can argue with that superficial claim? Then Abe states, “it [protect lives] will be seriously undermined if the Democratic Party works with the Japanese Communist Party to abolish the new security laws.” Those new security laws allow Japan to increase its military spending and to send Japan’s military forces overseas. The LDP’s opposition? The Komeito Party was founded 52 years ago back in 1964. Japan never had any problem “protecting lives” (with American oversight) ever since its constitution was structured 70 years ago. “New” was tact onto the beginning of Komeito to suggest any Soka Gakkai connections were dissolved.

Sokka GokkaiThe Buddhist organization Soka Gakkai founded Komeito and even though over the years it has been reported that Komeito has “shed its religious underpinnings”, that isn’t likely to be entirely correct. The real problem with Komeito not being able to capture the elections is that Soka Gakkai can’t come up with a strong leader, so it remains basically an artificial opposition to give the LDP an excuse to “battle”. When this entire “security issue” related to the LDP changing Japan’s constitution in 2014 started, it was observed that Soka Gakkai would be a “force to reckon with” over this controversial issue. Apparently, the Japanese people who are opposed to Japan’s re-militarization under the LDP are still waiting for the “force.” That’s religious connotation isn’t it? Wouldn’t it be interesting to find out Soka Gakkai‘s financing? Perhaps for another post.

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