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‘He may see a REAL ballistic missile soon’: Pyongyang riducules Shinzo Abe’s poor knowledge of rockets NK fired into Sea of Japan

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Preview North Korea had some bold words for the Japanese PM, who mistook a long-range multiple rocket launch system, just tested by Pyongyang, for one of its ballistic missiles. Even civvies can spot the difference, an official quipped.
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US cryptocurrency expert arrested for ‘aiding adversary & sanctions violation’ over North Korea trip

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Preview The FBI has arrested an American citizen accused of illicitly traveling to Pyongyang to give a talk on cryptocurrencies, claiming that the tech expert knowingly undermined Washington’s efforts to isolate North Korea economically.
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Trenchcoats and rockets: Kim supervises North Korea weapons test

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North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un supervised Thursday's test of what it called a "super-large multiple launch rocket system", Pyongyang's state media said Friday, hinting that it could be the last in that series.

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An Escalating Threat: Hacking By A New Generation Of Nations

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As if digital threats from the main U.S. cyberspace adversaries weren’t enough, U.S. officials and researchers are increasingly worried about hacking dangers posed by a slew of other nations including Vietnam, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The fears are upending a half decade during which U.S. cybersecurity worries focused on four main adversaries — Russia, China, Iran and North Korea. And they’re signaling that cyberspace is about to get far more complicated and dangerous. “The threshold for entry to have a cyber program has dropped so low because you don’t need to figure out how to build your own program. You can just buy it as a service and that worries me,” a senior FBI cybersecurity official told reporters during a roundtable discussion. In some cases the nations are developing hacking capabilities in-house, such as in Vietnam, where government-backed hackers are reportedly stealing information from rival governments and companies in key sectors including the auto industry to gain a competitive advantage.
          

North Korea Fired Intercontinental Ballistic Missile US Confirms

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South Korea — The Trump organization on Tuesday affirmed North Korea's claim that it had propelled an intercontinental ballistic rocket, and it revealed to Pyongyang that the United States would utili
          

EarthLink – News

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EarthLink – News US says cryptocurrency expert violated NKorea sanctions By JIM MUSTIAN and JENNIFER PELTZ | Fri, November 29, 2019 04:41 EST NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a cryptocurrency expert with violating economic sanctions against North Korea by presenting at a conference there this year after the U.S. government denied his […]

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Researcher Arrested for Allegedly Teaching North Korea About Ethereum

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Virgil Griffith has been arrested for allegedly giving a presentation on cryptocurrency in North Korea, where discussion touched on evading sanctions. Griffith maintains his presentation contained basic concepts that could be found online.
          

Crypto Community Erupts Over Ethereum Foundation Member’s Arrest

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On Friday the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) announced the arrest of Ethereum Foundation member Virgil Griffith for allegedly “assisting North Korea in evading sanctions” by teaching “his audience how to use blockchain technology.” After the Manhattan U.S. Attorney revealed the news, the cryptocurrency community erupted in outrage. […]

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American Citizen Arrested For Educating North Korea On Blockchain And Crypto

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Today United States prosecutors announced the arrest of Virgil Griffith, who allegedly traveled to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to deliver a presentation on how to use cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology to circumvent sanctions. According to the November 29 announcement, the 36-year-old Griffith was arrested at the Los Angeles International Airport, and will […]

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US calls on North Korea to avoid provocations

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South Korea said the projectiles were fired from what's believed to be a multiple rocket launcher that had a "super large caliber."
          

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: FURTHER THOUGHTS ON NORTH KOREA – TRUMP’S GO-NOWHERE INITIATIVE AND A CHAOTIC AMERICAN GOVERNMENT – POWERFUL EXAMPLE OF IRAN’S REACTION TO GUNBOAT DIPLOMACY – EXISTENTIAL MOTIVES OF NORTH KOREA – A TERRIBLE HISTORY – ATOMIC WEAPONS OTHER PLACES HAVE BEEN TREATED DIFFERENTLY – AMERICA’S URGE TO CONTROL THIS REGION OF ASIA IS AT THE HEART OF THE PROBLEM AND WHY NO CONCESSIONS ARE OFFERED IN “NEGOTIATIONS” WHICH APPEAR TO INCLUDE ONLY DEMANDS

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John Chuckman COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY DANIEL LARISON IN CHECKPOINT ASIA   “The Coming US-North Korea Crisis “North Korea has been very clear year-end is a deadline for them to end the freeze if realistic talks are not resumed”   It is very hard to see where this is going. Not only has […]
          

Cryptocurrency Developer Arrested for Teaching North Korea How to Evade Sanctions

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A cryptocurrency developer, Virgil Griffith, has been arrested for helping teach North Korea how to evade sanctions by using blockchain and virtual currencies. There’s an old saying in...

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Strong NYSE Composite, Dow Jones May Give Bitcoin a Boost Into 2020

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Crypto New Media     •     December 1, 2019, 9:07 pm
Crypto New Media Press As Bitcoin (BTC) has floundered over the past few months, falling by 50% from $14,000 to $7,300, American equities have been performing rather well. Earlier this week, the S&P…
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Crypto New Media Press When rumors began two years ago that the People’s Republic of China was thinking of shutting down crypto exchanges, we argued the image of this government handcuffing some of…
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Crypto New Media Press Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin is signing a petition to free recently arrested developer Virgil Griffith. Buterin argues that Griffith’s North Korean speech was basically…
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US Arrests Ethereum Developer For Training North Koreans To Evade Sanctions

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Today, United States prosecutors announced the arrest of Virgil Griffith, who allegedly traveled to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to deliver a presentation on how to use cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology to circumvent sanctions. Image:...
          

Virgil Griffith Arrested For Teaching Cryptocurrency And Blockchain in North Korea

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" According to a press release from the Department of Justice on November 29, 2019, Virgil Griffith, resident of Singapore and U.S. citizen, was arrested for a criminal complaint where he was charged with violating, “…the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (“IEEPA”) by traveling to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (“DPRK” or “North Korea”) in order deliver a presentation and...
          

Kim Jong Un Has 'Great Satisfaction' After North Korea's Thanksgiving Rocket Test

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The projectile launch was largely seen as a Thanksgiving message reminding the United States of the year-end deadline to restart diplomatic talks.
          

North Korea fires unidentified projectiles: South Korea military

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November 28 (Reuters) – North Korea fired unidentified projectiles on Thursday, South Korea’s military said, the first such launch in nearly a month, amid a stalemate in denuclearization talks between Pyongyang and Washington, as a year-end deadline looms to strike a deal. Japan’s Coast Guard said it had detected what appeared to be a missile launched […]

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US says cryptocurrency expert violated NKorea sanctions

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NEW YORK (AP) - Federal prosecutors have charged a cryptocurrency expert with violating economic sanctions against North Korea by presenting at a conference there this year after the U.S. government denied his request to travel to Pyongyang.

Virgil Griffith, 36, was awaiting a federal court appearance Friday in Los Angeles, ...

          

When Personal Offense Is Made Injustice – Part 3

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Earlier articles this month considering the topic of the title have focused on the consequences of making personal offense to be an injustice in itself. They showed that this makes it impossible for people to relate to one another individually on the basis of objective reality (instead counselors must deal with clients as clients define themselves at the moment). And religious organizations cannot have standards which someone in the organization does not agree with at the moment (even if they agreed to the standards when entering the organization).

Commentators on the social liberalism decreed by the Supreme Court and lower courts have commented on their use of emotivism as a legal standard. Its essential idea is that moral judgments are statements of preferences, and inducements to persuade others. But they are not statements about reality itself. While emotivism has a history spanning several centuries in the modern world, it would seem that only since the mid-twentieth century has it become important in law and the wider society. Traditional societies, and certainly traditional Christianity, believe that ethical statements and moral claims are either true or false. The need for salvation from the wrath of a holy God depends crucially on a morality rooted in God, and moral theology assumes that God is good and violation of his law is sinful (evil). In making moral judgments we naturally assume that what we say is not only a statement about the reality that we would like, but the reality that ought to be. Even if one did not like it, and no one else in the world did, the judgment would still be true (or false, as the case may be).

Emotivism seems to be a natural part of our modern, scientific civilization, and the affluence that it has made possible. Certainly we could not live as we do today with nineteenth century technology. While emotivism existed before the twentieth century, it was then unpersuasive. The prudence and hard work needed for many people simply to survive, the tugs at the heart of traditional religion and society (so powerfully reinforced for many by the love and joy found in the traditional family structure), and the coercive power that traditional authorities of family, church, state, employers, and the general society then possessed were sufficient to persuade people of the wisdom of traditional religion and morality.

The first half of the twentieth century saw tremendous threats to the moral order, freedom, and prosperity that people believed were the destiny of American society. As just stated, science and technology are a threat in itself to this order. It helped power the “Progressive Era” of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. But political threats appeared in the form of fascism and communism. The energy of Western society was directed to defeating them, with the threat that all would be lost in a new dark age, and with the promise of a culmination of history in freedom and prosperity if these threats were surmounted.

The threats were successfully surmounted. The question, then, is what happens when you settle down to paradise. The 1950s are often taken as the standard against which the cultural revolution which followed is judged. Communism was yet to be defeated, but was far off from the America heartland. The pace of the cultural revolution picked up substantially when it was.

What happened in paradise is that discontents came to the fore, stoked by activists who didn’t like the status quo, with the aid of the mass media. But this writer believes that discontents in life need not have exploded into the cultural conflict that it did. It was really powered by the loss of faith in Biblical Christianity that had occurred among the educated classes in the previous century. And in addition, there was the genuine unresolved problem of racial inequality, which was incompatible with either a Biblical understanding of the unity of mankind, or with the commitment of the American project of freedom from tyranny.

But the “tyranny” from which the cultural revolution of the 1960s proposes to free people is the tyranny of having any discontents in life. Sex is the cutting edge issue of the revolution, the issue used to attack traditional belief and practice. Unlike race, which is a superficial difference between human beings, sex is profound, and deeply embedded in who we are physically and psychologically. It runs throughout the human species, and indeed, throughout nature. It is a very reasonable basis from making distinctions in much of life, and thus a very reasonable basis for choices (discrimination). By attacking its reality, today’s social radicals have found a powerful weapon to attack the traditional religion and society in which they disbelieve.

Because God’s revelation in the moral law of the Bible is well suited to human nature, it is necessary for its enemies to go out of their way to attack it, requiring others to be complicit in sin. People have ready access to goods and services that violate Biblical doctrines of the right to life and sexual purity without requiring believers to participate. But this is not good enough. As Rousseau said at the beginning of the revolutionary era, people must be “forced to be free.” And in the case of sexual ethics, that has meant the enlightened imposing the will to self determination on the general public to change the “general will,” which is supposed to be the ultimate authority.

One of the most ghastly examples of this was the case of Storman’s Pharmacy in the state of Washington. Although people in the community had ready access to abortion inducing drugs from other pharmacies in the area, the pharmacy was targeted first by pro-abortion activists, and then by the state for its refusal to stock the drugs. While the initial claim was that people were being deprived of access to legal drugs, it was ultimately admitted that it was religious objection to abortion that the state was targeting. Failure to stock other legal drugs was not being pursued, nor was nonreligious objection to a particular drug objectionable. What was objectionable was the religious claim that abortion is sinful, and the fornication that often occasions it. Despite the obvious denial of free exercise of religious belief even by standard of the infamous Smith decision (1990), the Supreme Court declined to take this case. The obvious objective is to create a world in which everything agrees with the belief that people are entitled to the sexual gratification that they want, and to have this belief be a normal part of life.

Reasons can be given for sexual purity, but beyond the clear divine command they involve claims of philosophy and scientific research that can easily be set aside in ordinary life, or debunked by a skilled critic. But in the case of abortion, it is clear that a human life is being taken to protect the way of life someone else wants. Perhaps the demand for universal agreement against common sense is even more striking with transgenderism. Here one’s immediate desires, even if a sexually developing child, are made absolute. Thus two distraught fathers, one in Texas, the other in British Columbia, have been silenced (forbidden to speak to the media), and the Canadian father required to engage in forced speech (use of a gender pronoun which is not correct for the child’s biological sex). All this to accommodate the immediate wishes of their still sexually developing and psychologically maturing children.

This is made to seem plausible to judges by activists and professionals in medical and psychological professions who have been deceived and/or coerced by an ideology that says that, as a matter of justice, people are entitled to the reality they want. As this writer noted in the spring, the enemies of Christian morality have converted sins into rights, and made wild irrationality into scientific discoveries, charging believers with irrational animosity to boot.

How can Christians, especially ordinary Christians who must focus on other things for most of their lives, respond to this juggernaut of lies and evil, which has now captured the mainstream of American and Western culture? There is no easy way. God has prescribed the narrow gate as part of Christian life, and we must pursue it. Modern thought and life have made faith hard for many people (although there have always been people who found faith difficult, as the Bible clearly indicates). And Christian morality has also always been hard, but the Bible indicates that is because of original sin. Today that sin is aided by modern and post-modern attacks, so that the easy route is to accept the demands of the cultural revolution, even though self-determination is finally unworkable, and in the case of transgenderism in particular, will surely come to grief.

Everyone cannot have the reality that they want. That is the lesson that the post-World War II, post-Cold War world must learn. We deny it at our peril. In reality, it is the aspects of Judeo-Christian morality that secularists find offensive that are singled out for attack; true self determination is impossible (one cannot be President of the United States or a millionaire by saying so).

To defend against the irrational and emotional demands of the cultural left, the first line of defense is an appeal to conscience and noncompliance with legal and social requirements. It should be obvious to everyone that it is wrong to take an action believed to be evil (as opposed to merely unwise or profoundly bad policy). Nor is the personal pain of others at one’s belief at all comparable, evil is evil, sin is sin.

But it will be much easier to find accommodation, and more people will be willing to listen to the gospel, if people understand its claims to be reasonable. This is the province of apologetics, which has experienced a renaissance in recent decades. The “warm audience” that the American church had in the past, with much of the public familiar with at least the basics of Christian doctrine and practice, and assuming it to be a good thing, is increasingly not there. Now we face a cold audience, unfamiliar and perhaps misinformed about Christian teaching. And people in our own churches and those still part of the dwindling “warm audience” must be aware of how to defend the Christian faith against attack.

In the end, however, we must rely on God and his gift of faith to those who have received him as lord and savior. This is all believers have in North Korea or Saudi Arabia, and the only thing we are guaranteed over time. Our first duty is to love God, which means obedience to him. In taking care not to offend others (which is Biblical), we must first take care not to offend God.


          

Starlink Making a Space Grab

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SpaceNews recently reported that Elon Musk and his low-orbit space venture Starlink have filed with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to launch an additional 30,000 broadband satellites in addition to the 11,927 now in the planning stages. Illustration: StarlinkSpaceNews recently reported that Elon Musk and his low-orbit space venture Starlink have filed with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to launch an additional 30,000 broadband satellites in addition to the 11,927 now in the planning stages. This looks like a land grab and Musk is hoping to grab valuable orbital satellite paths to keep them away from competitors.

The new requests consist of 20 filings requesting to deploy 1,500 satellites each in 20 different orbital bands around the earth. These filings are laying down the gauntlet for other planned satellite providers like OneWeb that has plans for 1,910 satellites, Kuiper (Jeff Bezos) with plans for 3,326 satellites and Samsung with plans for 4,600 satellites.

The Starlink announcements are likely aimed at stirring up regulators at the ITU, which is meeting at the end of this month to discuss spectrum regulations. The FCC has taken the lead in developing satellite regulations. Earlier this year the FCC established a rule where an operator must deploy satellites on a timely basis to keep the exclusive right of the spectrum needed to communicate with the satellites. Under the current FCC rules, a given deployment must be 50% deployed within six years and completely deployed within nine years. In September, Spacelink revised its launch plans with the FCC in a way that meets the new FCC guidelines, as follows:

This is an incredibly aggressive schedule and would require the company to launch 5,902 satellites by November 24, 2024, or 120 satellites per month beginning in November 2019. To date, the company has launched 62 satellites. The company would then need to step launches up to 166 per month to complete the second half on time.

I'm guessing that Starlink is already starting to play the regulatory game. For example, if they can't meet the launch dates over the US in that time frame, then some of the constellations might not work in the US. If the company eventually launches all of the satellites it has announced, then every satellite would not need to serve customers everywhere. If the ITU adopts a timeline similar to the US, then it's likely that other countries won't award spectrum to every one of the Starlink constellations. Starlink will be happy if each country gives it enough spectrum to be effective there. Starlink's strategy might be to flood the sky with so many satellites that they can provide service anywhere as long as at least a few of their constellations are awarded spectrum in each country. There are likely to be countries like North Korea, and perhaps China that won't allow any connections with satellite constellations that bypass their web firewalls.

Starlink faces an additional challenge with many of the planned launches. Any satellite with an orbit at less than 340 kilometers (211 miles) is considered as very low earth orbit (VLEO) since there is still enough earth atmosphere at that altitude to cause drag that eventually degrades a satellite orbit. Anything deployed at VLEO heights will have a shorter than normal life. The company has not explained how it plans to maintain satellites at the VLEO altitudes.

At this early stage of satellite deployment, there is no way to know if Starlink is at all serious about wanting to launch 42,000 satellites. This may just be a strategy to get more favorable regulatory rules. If Starlink is serious about this, you can expect other providers to speed up plans to avoid being locked out of orbital paths. We're about to see an interesting space race.

Written by Doug Dawson, President at CCG Consulting


          

The Brawl 8 - Kim Jong Un

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https://img-hws.y8.com/cloud/y8-thumbs/46695/big.jpg The Brawl is a celebrity boxing game that lets you bash the most annoying celebrities. Finally we get to kick the North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un!


          

Threats from North Korea

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North Korea's fat little dictator is threatening Japan. Read and view more here.
          

US Arrests Ethereum Developer for Training North Koreans to Evade Sanctions

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According to his LinkedIn page, he has worked for the Ethereum Foundation since October 2016. Soos voorheen berig, he has served as its head of special projects. Subsequent to publication, the foundation sent a statement to CoinDesk that noted it is aware of and following the situation, writing, “We can confirm that the Foundation was…

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We’re headed for a crisis on the Korean Peninsula. The administration isn’t ready.

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North Korea has announced that it is planning to break off the nuclear talks at the end of this year and return to a dangerous pattern of provocation and escalation. Is the administration prepared for ...
          

Trump to Open Luxury “Fat-Farm” Resort in North Korea

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North Korea calls Japanese PM Shinzo Abe 'most stupid man' in dispute over launch

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North Korea fired verbal shots at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday for mistaking Pyongyang's recent test-fire of its super-large multiple launch rocket system for a ballistic missile launch.
          

De#Coding motives behind the Kudankulam intrusion

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The only two States which will gain the most from the KKNP spyware intrusion are China and Pakistan (Getty Images/iStockphoto) The North Korea-based Lazarus group’s attack against Kudankulam Nuclear ...
          

Welcome! The dangers of Android phones to various scams involving hiring and Black Friday and some tips on staying safe and more on Tech Talk With Craig Peterson today on WGAN

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Welcome!  

Today there is a ton of stuff going on in the world of Technology and we are going to hit a number of topics from the dangers of Android phones to various scams involving hiring and Black Friday and some tips on staying safe -- so stay tuned.

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Craig Peterson
Hey, hello, everybody. Craig Peterson here on the air at WGAN and all over the world on podcasts. You can listen to me by just going to Craig peterson.com slash iTunes that'll bring up the 800-pound gorilla podcast site.

You can also go to Craig Peterson dot com slash iTunes in and listen to my podcasts there, of course, and you can listen on right here to this station also on tune in radio. Additionally, listen to me when I'm on the air, three mornings a week now different stations different coverage. All of those end up on my podcast feed. I appreciate everybody who is going there and giving me a five-star rating. I know there are also a lot of people that are tuning in for the first time. Welcome. Welcome to all of you guys and gals. It is a wonderful, wonderful experience for me because we get new people, and I get to help teach you guys, help you to be able to understand the latest in technology. That's what I talk about every week. I have been in the technology business for many, many decades now. And I am still enjoying it. But you know, it's time for me to start giving back and start trying to help everybody understand what's going on. We spend a lot of time discussing security, what you should do for your home, what you should be doing for your Small Office/Home Office. Many of us, like me, work out of their houses now. That means you have different problems. When we catch China, Russia, and North Korea and then all of the criminal organizations all over the world. We've got all of those people trying to attack us. It gets very, very difficult to keep our data set. safe. And of course also, with all of the new technology, how do you use it? How do you make it work? Just this morning, we were on with a client, and they were meeting this is common, okay. But they were misusing the system that they have in place. They have a system that's in place to allow them to do diagrams, engineering diagrams. And unfortunately, the people they trusted to put it together to configure it, they did not do it anywhere near properly, nothing is SPECT, right, etc. And I know you'd think an engineering firm would understand that the specifications are there for a reason. They're there to be followed, right. And so the system has just been kind of, you know, hack together trying to make this thing work. And there ended up being an air coming up on their screen, and then the Good news, I guess for them is they had us be able to help them because I don't think there's anybody else out there. That is, you know, easy enough to find someone that could help them with this problem because the air looked like it was a licensing problem. The problem was that the database that they were using had lock records on it. Here's how they were using it. They have a database and applications that are running on this underpowered server. They were being accessed remotely by someone using a VPN on a laptop. And you know it all sounds pretty reasonable. The way they were doing it was running the application over on the laptop instead of on the server. So what they should have been doing is using either a virtual machine that that person could Connect remotely or use a terminal server that Microsoft provides. What happens is now he's running the app, the app is accessing the database via the VPN. So far, so good, right? Make sense? This virtual private network is letting his laptop think it's on the corporate network. This company has dozen-plus employees and a server with a database on it. The database is handling all the queries it's going through. Now, when you're talking about databases, I'm trying not to get too technical here, everybody. When you're talking about a database for a program, the database, hopefully, has what is called business rules in it. For instance, if you add a customer, you're not just putting one record in the database, you have a record that gives the basic information about the customer. It includes the name, maybe the address, and then you've got another record that's got the customer contact, who it is. Then there are also records about what they would buy for from us with totals, encounters, and things. It's called D normalizing a database. So all of these different records are created in different tables, maybe even different databases, but it's almost always one database. And so in order to keep all this information properly synchronized, because you don't want to have a record for the company, a business a client, and then have the, the your programs trying to access now how do I get ahold of this client and so it tries to go to the phone number database, so I'm just oversimplifying this slightly. Still, there's no record for the phone number database, you don't want that to happen. So what you do is you use a lock, and the lock helped to enforce these business rules to make sure Hey if I'm creating a new customer, I want to make sure I have their name, their address, the contact that we have. And so a contact record, and the type of company, maybe an inventory item, just in time stuff, whatever it might be, all of that needs to be there in the database. What happens is, there's what's called an atomic transaction. The database program, the software that you're running, identifies the customer contact and his records and returns the records for the company itself, the records for the inventory, and the shipping information records. And then it says, commit this all to the database. At that point, the database already has all of these records and reports it is ready to commit. Everything is there. What was happening with this client is they were on a VPN. And they were running the software over on the laptop. The software on the laptop was saying, Okay, so here's, here's the client we're dealing with, and we've got some new information for them. So let's insert this new information in the database. And so the database does a lock to hold. So we can get a customer number to generate all of this stuff in case somebody else is trying to do it. And then, the VPN connection goes away, or the laptop crashes. Something happens, right? Now, the application could crash crash, and if its on the server, the database could crash on the server, all of that stuff could happen. So when you get right down into it, there are tools to try and recover. But in this case, records were locked. They weren't lost. They were locked. So now when they went back in they were getting in an error message, they really couldn't understand what's going on here. Why? Why am I getting this error? We had to delve into it and contact the app developers and look at the databases, and then we had to remove the locks manually. Now, that's just great. We remove the locks. What that probably means they have a corrupted database, one that was corrupted silently, in a way that no one understands. And in some cases, if it's a real expensive application, it probably has stuff that does continuity checks and makes sure there's congruence between all the records. But that's not the case here. You know what it reminds me I saw the same thing at a doctor's office. They've been using the same software for many, many years. And the software uses a very, very basic database and This database, and I don't even know if I would call it a database, right? But I think of the old retrieve stuff if you're an old-timer like me, and what we used to do with those and which is great because it the beat trivalent, you put data out into files and then allows you to access it very, very quickly. But by today's standards, you would not consider that a database. So over the years, when they had a problem, they would just shut off the computer and then turn it back on, reboot, right. So now we're helping them win factory finish migration of all of their data from this very old it using 30-year-old technology, this ancient system for the doctors practice to a very modern one on Max, and it's cool the stuff they can do. You know, they can immediately while you're sitting there with the doctor, the doctor can check right away, what drugs you're on from other providers because the pharmacy that you use keeps all that information, it's all tied right in real-time. And the doctor can check for possible conflicts of some of these medications and immediately issue the prescription. So it's before you leave your consultation with the doctor. It's all done. It's just amazing for them, and they're having a hard time with some of these concepts. And I get that right. If you're using 30 old 30-year-old design software, which so many people are you know, some of these companies like Kronos, they have some new stuff, but they're selling some stuff that's just decades old. It's just been, you know, modified, modified. And so the basic concepts behind the software aren't there. So they had been turning off their computers. Off and on resetting control, alt, delete, right, all of those things that we've all done before. And their database was as corrupt as can be. And manual processes instead of automated processes to try and get their database up to snuff. So anyways, an engineering firm, we got it taken care of for them. Still, their databases almost certainly got corruptions in it, because they're not doing it as backed by the manufacturer. Right. And you'd think as I said, they know better. And we've got the doctor's office all up and running too. So that's good. So anyway, if you ever want to know a little bit about databases, you just learned it. When we come back. Hey, we're going to be talking about shopping Black Friday, Cyber Monday privacy. That's coming up today, and we're going to talk about Android again, and a whole lot more. Of course, you're listening to Craig Peterson online, Craig Peterson, calm and I'm WGAN

Hello, everybody, Craig heater song here hopefully you're enjoying today's show so far. Let's give a little bit of a rundown of what's coming up. We've got our Black Friday, Cyber Monday shopping information coming right up here shopping and privacy on today's show the number of imposture retailers. It is crucial, and I'm going to help you understand these sites because they are the imposter websites is outnumbering the legitimate websites for retailers and we're getting caught all of the time. We're going to talk a little bit about the IM and MSP shingle to your business security. I saw this again, and some of these ms peas MSS peas are they break from shops is what we call them. In other words, you call them when you have a problem. They're not proactive. But it turns out now not only they're not good at security, but they are a massive target for hackers. We'll talk about how that's a problem for your business and some things you can do about that. Hiring issues. Right now. If you're looking for a job that some of this scam online application stuff with this going on will tell you more targeting and tackling here some ransomware on Windows, which is way way up. Big Data brokers and your information. We talked a little bit last week about what Google's doing with Project Nightingale, which is scary enough, but we're going to get into that.

Facebook is introducing a new payment system. You might remember they were trying to launch this whole cryptocurrency, and it fell flat. Well, we'll talk a little bit about this Calibre wallet that's coming to our way, and cellular throttling and why it cost AT&T a chunk of change. If you use AT&T, you may be getting a check. You will have to fill out some forms. Then I discuss how you can reduce vulnerabilities by ditching Android. It is amazing. There's a study that just came out. And this is an article from Wired magazine that I have up on my website at Craig peterson.com.

Android is not Android is not Android. Every manufacturer has a different version of Android. Now, some of the core modules are the same, but they have to add their device drivers. They typically add bloatware is what we call it to the phones, and of course bloatware, you also see in Windows computers a lot. And those are those ads that come up that lets you get all of these premium features. All you have to do is pay us extra. They're out there doing all of this. And so my warning has always been, if you are considering buying an Android phone, remember that it might only be good for six months. I'm not talking about the hardware; some of the equipment is great. When I say some of the phones only be suitable for six months. It's because the security patches that are going to be needed for your phone will no longer be available. And my accountant came by last week and he just bought a new Android phone I told him don't buy another Android get an apple get an iPhone. If you can't afford a new iPhone by you don't even have to buy us To buy a model or two older iPhone, you will be much much happier and you will be much, much safer. But he got another Android phone. Why did he ask me about or why did he bring up because he knows I'm not an Android fan, right? So. So when we're sitting down, he's, he's not going to be sitting there pulling his phone today, Greg, that's great. No android phone I have because he knows I'm going to be all right. And in this case, it was I bought this phone now a couple of months ago, and I can't get updates for it anymore. Two months, two months, he had that phone, and he couldn't get updates for his Android phone. So it's not even six months in some cases is a lot less than other cases it's longer. If you're going to make the mistake of buying an Android phone, make sure it is the number one model in volume in sales. That manufacturer right now is Samsung. And the goal with that, but here's this story. And I've got some stuff I wrote up about it.

Every android phone is unique. Because the manufacturers can freely create applications, they've got to make changes to the device drivers, the interfaces, the carriers, which then upload their information into the cellular tables that are in it. They might have a different transmitter than was planned for they go for the cheapest, cheapest. And so they've got to rewrite that low part of the operating system completely. You're getting that right now. Well, here's what we have just found. Every Android has pre-installed as of today. Now, remember, I'm saying that some of these phones you can't get security updates after six months and only two months in some cases. Maybe it's a year. But there's a study out right now, that is saying that on average when you buy an Android phone, there are 146 vulnerabilities pre-installed on your phone. So these are bugs in the software that Google has already fixed.
Some of these were zero-day attacks. Many of them weren't. But on average, your new Android phone, according to this study, already has 146 security vulnerabilities before you even open the box. Right. Now, does that make sense to you? Now, if you buy an iPhone, you're going to find that the first thing that you're gonna want to do is you set it up, you put in, your Apple account or you create one they're absolutely free. Apple does not harass you about any of this stuff. They give you iCloud backup automatically. But you're going to set up your iPhone. One of the very first things that it does is it updates itself.


Apple, just with the most recent release of its operating system going to look this up right now. Age of an iPhone six, they just recently stopped supporting their newest operating system that doesn't mean patches for security problems. But their newest operating system does not support the straight-six. It supports the six s but not the straight-six. So I'm looking right now in Wikipedia, and it was released there we go in on 24 14. So right now, while we're talking, it is more than five years old. It's been over five years since it was released. So Apple provided full support soup to nuts support for the software on iPhone sixes for more than five years. And that's very typical for Apple and the iPhones. So if you buy, you can still purchase the six ass I would not personally because it's not going to be fully supported. The next time we come up with another phone, so you know next year or maybe early in 2020. If you are considering buying an iPhone and you want to save some money, you can still buy a seven, or you can always buy an iPhone eight. You can even buy the 10. My mom, who is well into her 80s now, wanted to replace her phone. I think she had an iPhone four and she just last week returned it. I said they go out and buy because she was confused. I said, go out and buy the iPhone XR. That iPhone 10 XR, which she did. It is a great deal. It is a fantastic phone. And it's going to last year another five years with full software support from Apple. So keep that in mind. You can open that brand new box with your Android phone with 146 security bugs in it before you even open it up, and it's not going to update itself to the latest patches. None of that's going to happen. Depending on the phone in the manufacturer. But get an iPhone right forget all of this stuff about Android. I do not sell iPhones I to make money off of iPhones. I do not work for Apple. Okay. My company, however, is a certified Apple authorized Support Center

Hello, everybody, Craig Peterson, here on WGAN live online, you can find me at Craig peterson.com. I often have some of these free pop up pieces of training and I've been doing Facebook Lives lately and just trying to get the word out, helping people understand what is happening in technology today. And we're on show number 1037. Now, the way I number shows is that's actually week number 1037. We should have done some big deal when we hit show 1000 but I, I didn't I probably should have But anyhow, so that's 1037 weeks of being on the air every week, which is pretty amazing when you get down to it and it's thanks for You guys, I so appreciate what you guys do by listening and supporting the stations I'm on and of course listening to the podcast and and the easiest way, by the way if you are an avid listener, if you will, is to go to Craig Peterson comm slash iTunes. And if you wouldn't mind, give me a five-star review and, and let me know what you think of the show right there. And I do read those and a quick shout out to people on the air frequently. I do.

Now, you know, I mentioned a little bit earlier than I do a lot of computer security. And it's a huge deal, and it's very, very difficult. I also mentioned these break-fix shops. Those are businesses that do computer support, but basically, you call them when there's a problem as opposed to them being proactive and taking care of issues for you. Which is what my company and I do alright, so there you go. That's what I do. Well, let's get into this whole MSP thing. I am an MSP RIR, and MSP managed security services provider. And I want to roll the clock back because I have something here that I remember pretty well. And then I want to talk about it because I have a cup of coffee in front of me. And it's sitting on a napkin. And so I want to tell you a little bit of background. And this has to do with experience, really, and knowledge if you're old enough to remember the whole y2k thing. And the biggest problem with y2k was, hey, and we've been writing software for years that rely on next year, being One year more than this year. Back then, we had to be very careful with all of our data and how much storage we were using. Instead of storing the year as we do now as 1975, we would save the year as just 75. Hey, it's not going to matter for another, what, 35 years. Y2k is going to cause the world to come to an end because nothing's going to work. That is, it had only been 50 years that this code. And we all know that there was a whole industry that developed to help companies make sure they are y2k compliant. Some people wrote software that reviewed other software to make sure that these mistakes weren't in it. And then y2k came and went with very, very few incidents.


Now, the reason people were worried about was legitimate. If you had an older GPS this year, say one that was more than five years old, maybe ten years old, you might have noticed that it stopped working? Did you see that? And the reason these things stopped working was the same problem everybody was worried about and y2k while almost the same problem. And that is counters rolled over from the GPS satellites. If you didn't have a big enough counter on your GPS receiver, you were in big trouble. The satellites themselves were fine. It was your little GPS receiver that's built into your navigation system, right.


Huge deal. You had to buy a new one. Well, it's a much bigger deal for the bank, but thinking what else was happening around the year 2000. I started building commercial internet properties as soon as it became legal because I'd been on the internet since the early 1980s. I've been designing and helping to design and implement internet solutions since the early 1980s. And I've been doing network work, and computer network works professionally since 1975. I've been doing security work, managed security for my clients since the early 1990s. There was a lot of work done out there. I go back now and think about the late 1990s. My coffee mug is sitting here on a napkin. And you know, you go to a coffee shop, the napkins are three by three inches square, give or take. And if you are getting a muffin, you might get a napkin that you could unroll, and that's maybe what eight and a half by 11. Give or take, right? It's pretty big. Well, in the mid to late '90s, people were going to specific coffee shops. I remember this so well out in Silicon Valley in California. They went to these p coffee shops because it was where angels hung out. Angels are people who if you don't know, invest money in early-stage startups, in other words, when a company is first going, and so if I were today to talk to an angel and say, Hey, I need some money, the angel would say, Okay, well, let's look at the business plan. We go through all the financials, I better have some customers already some sort of a proof of concept, minimum viable product that I can show them and say, yeah, look at this is looking really good. So I need 1,000,005 million to take this to the next level. Well, back then, in the late 90s. They would sit and have coffee with one of these angel investors. And they'd say, hey, I've got an idea for a business and they pull out a napkin. And they take a, pencil and they would sketch on the back of that napkin. What their idea why it's because it's going to be great. And the investors just based on that napkin, no product, no team, nothing but an idea. Based on that napkin, the investors were giving out five and $10 million checks to these people who, in my mind, were, were, fraudsters. You know, they convince themselves that they had the best idea in the world, and they were going to become the next billionaire. Maybe the first billionaire under 20 years old. A lot of these investors, Of course, we're a little older, and they didn't know how to deal with the internet. They didn't know much about it and very immature back in the late 90s. Although I'd already been on it for 30 years, well, you know, around it for 30 years and on for more than 20 then, so they were giving them crazy money just based on a napkin. So what does everybody do? Well, where's the money while the money is on the internet, and it's out in the Bay Area of San Francisco, San Jose. So I'm going to go out there. And some of these people, literally, I knew people that did this, they hopped on an airplane. They flew out to San Jose, with the intent of going to one of these coffee shops or about a half a dozen of them, that were known to be frequented by angel investors and venture capitalists. And it's kind of like somebody flying to LA Working Yeah, I'm an actor, and they're working in a coffee shop. And they're Bariza hoping to get spotted by that director to get their big break. A big problem. And because everybody saw that the internet was the place to be. Everybody hung up a shingle about the internet. So stick around. We're going to talk more about this. We're going to tie this into exactly what's happening today, to you to your business, when it comes to security. And so many of these firms that are out there right now trying to sell you stuff. So stick around. We'll be right back.

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Hello, everybody, welcome back, Craig beater song here. Of course, we're on WGA. And we are online, Craig Peterson calm. And good news. I'm on pretty much every podcasting platform out there. And I've had more than 20 million podcast downloads since I started podcasting 15 years. The numbers are picking up. We just had got another 100,000 downloads recently. I'm pretty jazzed with that. It is all because of you guys. The more you are of you who subscribe to my podcast, the more it gets noticed, and the more people hear about it, and of course, then what that means is, we're able to help more people, and that's why I'm here. It is a labor of love. Alright, so let's get into the rest of the story from what I was talking about earlier, which is if you missed it, I talked a little bit about the history of the internet and internet investment. These companies that were spun up from a business plan that was nothing more than a rough sketch on the back of a napkin at a coffee shop. Okay. It's a big deal here. But we'll let's think about some of the biggest failures on the internet. And you've heard of some of these. You've probably heard of like pets.com let me just run through a few here. Ship raise 62 million dollars and failed. That's SHYPBP raised 149 million before they got wiped out. Juicer, all Yeah, that's a reasonably recent one 118.5 million pepper tap 51 million Sprague 56 million yak yak 73 million. And you can go online, look for some of these things. I found an article that had 323, startup failures, and post-mortems for all of them going back, just kind of way back. But, you know, back to 2014, which isn't the start of the internet, right. That's not the reach. The time we're talking. Okay. Timo meter, and this is a great one, by the way. Multiply $30 times one client times 24 months. Wow, we'll be rich. Okay. They got funding, right. Why didn't we get funding? Why didn't you get funding right with your great idea? So everybody started throwing their hat into the ring. They were going to these coffee shops out in Silicon Valley pitching and hopefully come with a good idea.

Of course, the investors wanted to have a billion-dollar company. Hey, it's not so bad. I put, you know, 5 -10 million in and I'm able to take a billion dollars out with a big company that's got a 5 billion valuation right. Wow, we're all going to be rich. And of course, that is the extremely rare case. So let's fast forward to today. And talk a little bit about what's happening right now. I've got an article up on my website that we put together called "I am an MSP shingle and your business security." Think of that word shingle. We talked about all of these. I don't know what to call these people, because they were out trying to get money for their ideas and were quite convincing. They weren't thieves, necessarily, although some of them probably were. But they didn't know any better. They didn't know what they should have known. Today, of course, the internet's much more mature. It's still not fully mature. It's changing every day, the way things are sold and marketed and used, and everything on the internet is just constant change. But right now, what are we talked about on this show before when it comes to open jobs, we know that the economy pretty much has full employment. But for the past three years, I think ever started ever since I started running the webinars for the FBI info guard program, ever since I started running those. There's indeed been somewhere between one and a half and 3 million open cybersecurity jobs. So Let's get right down to the economics of all of this. And I, I was following some stuff, and I've been developing material carefully in the industry because this is kind of the industry that I'm in. And I found out something that I thought was just kind of a DA moment, right? That's when you hear something, and it's I should have thought of that. I don't know why I didn't think of that. Right. We all have those. And so I had this moment, which is, if you have been a break-fix shop of what you've been doing is you take a call from somebody, and you sell them a computer, or you g a call from somebody, and you go out, and you spend two hours with them and you charge them three or 400 bucks for that service call. First of all, I don't think that serves the customer very well because the customer is going to be worried about calling you and the poor person that's having the problem doesn't want the boss to get upset because they called you right? So that's not helping the business very much. And on the other side, if you're trying to sell hardware nowadays, you know, we'll sell someone at $3,000 $4,000. workstation for one of their employees to use not even a high end one. And our margin is like 50 bucks on it. Nowadays. It obviously depends on the manufacturer, but there's like no margin in that business anymore. So if you were faced with that, if you owned a company, that all they really did was they sold some computer hardware when there was a refresh. And you went out and you did some repairs and some telephone support. And what would you be thinking? Why are retailers closing on you're basically a retailer? That's the business you're in. You're competing against Amazon, you're competing against Dell online, you're competing against all these guys. So what I've noticed happening, and I've noticed it because my company is what's called a master managed security services provider. We're a master security services provider because we work with these smaller companies that don't have the security expertise, and they know it.

Now there, there's a lot of people that don't know it. We just talked about all of these failures. Back in the boom days of the internet, hundreds of millions of dollars, billions just went down the drain. So some of these people think they know enough, but they don't. So they'll come to somebody like us, who is a master managed security services provider, and we'll be the people behind the scenes designing the networks and security infrastructure. They can meet the DFARS requirements or ITAR or HIPAA or PCI or some of them, many, many TLA's and FLA's out there, right. TLA is is a three-letter acronym, and an FLA is a four-letter acronym. So in business, we all have those. But that's what they'll do. Now, I got to tell you, the vast majority and I'm going to say 99% from my personal experience. And so I don't know what the real numbers are. I don't think anybody has the actual numbers for this. But, and I'm going to say 99% because I have never seen an exception to this rule. But 99% of these companies out there don't know enough to make the right decisions or to help the customer make the right decisions when it comes to security. Now, this presents a huge problem for everybody. Because we have all of these people who were PC repairs and Windows support people, these companies relied on Windows coming out with a new version from Microsoft. And it will work on your old hardware because you need more memory, you need more space on your desk, you need to have a faster computer to run Windows eight, right? And then Windows 10 comes out. And a lot of people what they've done over the years is they say, you know, my machine is old, it's slow. It's cluttered. I could probably reload windows and get my speed back. But I just assumed by new computer, and that's what these people relied on for literally a couple of decades here. You are in the crosshairs of hackers if you're a business and even if you're just a regular home user. Oh my gosh, the problems you guys all have because now the hackers have figured out that these companies that call themselves managed services providers, but don't have enough knowledge about security, to protect even themselves adequately. These so-called managed services providers have now become a significant target for the hackers, including nation-state, think about it for a second. If you've hired a managed soft or managed services company of some sort, you've given them access to all of your computers, and they probably have your passwords, right? They have all of this stuff. There is an attack going on right now against Connect wise and directly against Ms. Peas. They've scanned the internet to find anybody that mentions MSP on their website, and then they start attacking them. Cause they have the keys to the kingdom, your kingdom. So here's the advice to minimize your risk.

We had two weeks ago an attack that hit an IT services firm Everest, which is a subsidiary of NTT, one of the largest MSP is in Spain. They had to shut everything down, cut network links, try and figure out what happened. And in this case, it was ransomware. But they're also going straight for the data. It's happening every day. Okay, this is one of the largest, so yeah, my gosh, Here's what you have to do. You have to treat your managed security services provider as an insider risk. Just like any employee, you have your own IT staff. They are a risk to your business. They have access to All of your intellectual property, your client lists your employee records, right? They have access to all of it. So treat them like an insider. Understand the risks, do not let them keep your passwords or other information. And what we do for our clients is we never keep them. We cannot tell you what your password is, and we have to reset it. And we use specialized software, that when we access one of our client's computers, it keeps track of the right passwords and those are changed frequently and can be changed. Every time a technician connects, it is a huge deal, there you go. Some people are hanging out their shingle, saying I'm an MSP. Be very careful if you treat them like an insider, and mitigate your risks. All right, when we come back, by the way, in the next hour, we're going to be talking about online shopping. You're listening to print Peterson on WGAN.

Hey, hello everybody, Craig Peterson here on WGAN online at Craig peterson.com. I appreciate everybody being with us today. We went through a bunch of stuff in the last hour. And we talked about, you know, MSP insider threats a little bit. I want to finish up the whole thing about insider threats. People have been asking if they should treat any managed services provider, break-fix shop, or any third party who is taking care of our computer equipment as an insider with a potential insider threat. So how do we treat insiders and this whole insider threat thing? Well, I should do a training on this up pop-up training.

The veryfirst thing you have to do is figure out what is your most valuable asset in your business. Now, for most of us, it's our intellectual property. Frankly, those are our plans, our designs, our engineering diagrams, and it's our money, you know, bank account information, employee information, anything that could cause you to fail an audit. If you get audited, do you have all of the records? But if you are in a business that requires that you have security, what's going to happen when they come in and audit, okay, so any of that sort of data is information that you should protect. That means a lot of different things. I've taught some courses on this before, but it includes things like segmenting your networks so that people who don't need to get it at data can't get the data. In this day and age, for the truly paranoid, we see this more and more, it's called a zero-trust network. So people or machines can only get at things that you explicitly allow. So it isn't as though anyone in accounting can get to this, it's this person in the accounting can get to this. So all of your data is segmented. And again, don't let them keep your passwords. Try and do some of the administration stuff yourself, at least on the password side. Change the password and save it in an encrypted password manager to keep track of those passwords. Then when you have to call your managed services provider or your break-fix shop or, or your niece, whoever it is, who's taking care of your computers, you give them the password for that machine. They can get on and can do their thing. They get everything working, you watch them as they're working, which is another thing that we do. We're only on the machine when there's someone else watching, remotely. And we record all those sessions. By the way, anytime any one of our techs gets onto any machine, we have someone watching them. That is important. When the tech completes their work change the password.

The whole idea here is that they don't need to have them. And as I mentioned before, we've seen a growing number of managed services providers from around the world being targeted and compromised by hackers, including the large ones. That goes to show again, and even the big guys aren't as concerned about security. Or maybe they don't know enough about security as they should be. I was out at a prospect's place just a couple of days ago. We're talking with them about their managed services provider that they had. I mentioned earlier, this 99% number, and this is my number. But I say 99% because I have yet to find a single managed services provider that is doing security reasonably well. I have yet to find one. And that's kind of bad news, frankly, when you get right down to it. And so that's why I say 99%, right, I give the 1%. Now, I know there are Managed Security Services Providers that know how to do it, but this is a challenging world. Bottom line, is if you can find someone that you trust 100% implicitly, they are not keeping your password, not getting into machines, without permission, then you have to trust them as an insider, basically, an employee that you kind of trust, but you don't absolutely imagine and make sure obviously, you keep those employees in line too. We're going to be coming up here in just very soon, actually another segment or two, with what you need to worry about for your holiday shopping. I want to start this whole thing off by talking about what you should be doing and how to verify a site and whether it's legitimate because it turns out there are three times more fake shopping sites than there are real ones out there. So be very, very careful of that. Now, before we get into that, let's do about these bogus hiring scams, it confuses me because when you get down to it, we have such high employment rates right now. It makes you wonder why the bogus ones are having such success out there. I don't know. Maybe people are just trying to look for a raise because there are so many great job opportunities. I don't know. Okay, employment is at an all-time high. With the economy buzzing like this, finding workers for seasonal part-time work is getting harder and harder. Think about what Black Friday means. Black Friday is when retailers finally become profitable or "in the black" as far as books go. It's not quite as true as it used to be. It used to be that most of the year retailers operated in the negative and it took until right around Thanksgiving before things turned around, because that's when people start shopping for the holidays. So these employers are now having to compete with the spam employment opportunities on top of it all. And the whole online application process is just fraught with opportunities for fishers to glean all the information they could need to impersonate you. So you've got to be very careful, and one of the things you can do, and this is the same thing if you're looking to purchase online, is verify that you did not end up on a scam site. So bottom line, if you're looking for a job, and most people are going to start their job search on Google, which is an okay place to start, and they might top in or type in seasonal opportunities. Just yesterday, I was sitting with my wife, and she did a download to the latest version of Microsoft PowerPoint. We subscribe to Office for all of our employees, including my wife, as she helps out with the business. Anyway, she did a Google search, and instead of "office," she typed "orifice," and you know slip up, and you know how it is when you kind of automatic type sometimes. She typed for Microsoft for this download, and we got results that were all scam websites. It was all set up to make you think that you were on the Microsoft Office website and that you were downloading legitimate Microsoft Office software. I was sitting right next to her. I suspect many of you might have clicked on some of that stuff, you never know what's going to happen? Because again, she was automatic typing, she didn't notice she had mistyped it. And she might not have seen these sites weren't a legitimate site. So you have to keep an eye on that. If you're looking for part-time jobs and they come up in the Google results, you might try typing in the website directly. So let's say you want to take a part-time job, but Walmart or Target or something, go to the Target.com website and make sure it's legit. How do you make sure it's legit? Well, we're going to talk about that a little later in this hour. We're going to talk about verifying the shopping sites, but if you go to their website, and if there are multiple pages on the website that all look legit like there's a real shopping cart, there's real stuff online, there's real privacy, disclaimers, etc. That's probably a real target site, and it's not a scam site. And then you can go ahead and fill out the Hiring information. I would be cautious about putting in things that are a little too personal. You want to give them your background and a way to contact you. But be careful with things like your social security number or bank account numbers. Many employers nowadays are asking for your social media account information. So it's one thing to say while you can go to twitter.com slash Craig Peterson and you'll see my Twitter feed. It's quite another to give them access to your Twitter account, and some of them are asking for that. They want your Twitter account username and password and your Facebook username and password. Because many times we are sending stuff using direct messages back channels, hidden channels that they're not going to see when they go to your public-facing Twitter page or Facebook page. And so Martin Employers are saying hey, listen, we want to have a good inside look at your social media account. So I would not give them any that sort of information. Remember if it is a scam, even if it's not a scam if they get hacked, which has happened before to target all of the TJ Maxx, guys, etc. that information could leak out. Alright, so I'll stick around when we come back we're going to talk about tackling ransomware and Windows. And we're going to also talk about a new payment system that's was announced and then we'll finish up with what you should be doing for the holidays. You're listening to Craig Peterson here on WGAN and online at Craig peterson.com. I am on pretty much every major podcast platform. Thanks for listening today. Stick around. I'll be right back.

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Let's get into this. We got a couple more quick security articles. Just general information here about Windows and Facebook, and then we're going to get into Black Friday scams, and of course it doesn't just go for Black Friday, this is throughout much of the holiday shopping season; actually, these all apply all year. Then we have these fake retailer sites I'll tell you about them how they're popping up and, and a little bit more about the signs. We covered that in that last segment a little bit when we were talking about the hiring scam, so stick with us today. We got a lot more to cover here before we're off the air, hard to believe two hours, can go by so fast. So let's start with windows here. Ransomware has been a problem for a long time. And for those that don't know, ransomware is where some software gets on your computer. There are a lot of mechanisms for nowadays, but it gets on your computer, it encrypts your files so that they become useless to you. And then it asks for money, the typical payment in Bitcoin, which is, by the way, attributed to be the number one reason Bitcoin Bitcoin has risen in price, and I can see that.


There is a new study released. We've got more than 1 billion Windows operating system powered PCs in use in the world today. And that makes them a huge target for hackers. Now, just this morning, I was talking with one of our engineers, and I was saying how impressed I am with Microsoft recently. Since Balmer and Gates left, it has been a fantastic, amazing company. They've been able to maintain compatibility with older software right now for the most part while increasing their security, and they have turned a lump of coal into something that's, that's worthwhile, right? I still don't think it's anywhere near as good as something like Mac OS is on the apple side. But not everybody can run Mac OS, not everybody understands it. So major kudos to our friends over at Microsoft. It's amazing. But they are a big target, and they do have a large attack surface. In other words, there are a lot of things in Inside Microsoft Windows that can be and are currently under attack. You have to be kind of leery about some of these potentially unwanted applications that are on your machine. You might have heard me mentioned before some of the bloatware that gets installed by the computer sellers. And what they do is they load up all their programs. And they get paid. It's like five bucks. They'll get paid to load 50 different games, and you know, anti-spyware, software, and McAfee or Norton, all software that is practically useless to you. And then you have to spend hours removing that bloatware from your computer. But it's not just the bloatware that's out there. There are crypto coin miners installed on our computers, unbeknownst to us. There are all kinds of vulnerability exploits Trojans, and nowadays, ransomware and what's called file-less malware. Fileless malware is why 100% of the antivirus solutions that are out there today don't work anymore because it's a file, so it never hits the disk, so they don't have a chance to examine it. So having white label type of antivirus not white-labeled, but whitelist might be beneficial. But even in those cases, there's a lot for us consider. Now we're finding ransomware that's crypto locking, is growing, the number of attacks is growing. The number of successful computer accesses is growing. Now, to me, the most disappointing part of the numbers as I've looked through this in some detail, in this report that came out.

The thing that disappoints me the most is much of the time. They are using exploits that have been around available for a couple of years or more. Many of these were patched by Microsoft, Adobe, and Oracle years ago. These are the ones that upset me the absolute most. We see now, the most significant year-on-year increase of any malware in the ransomware community, almost 75% increase since last year. So if you know someone that has had ransomware and I bet you you do somewhere in your circle of acquaintances, I don't think he would have to go out too deep right. I think it is about a 75% increase. According to Bit Defender, the number of ransomware reports dropped in the first half of the year due to one big hacking group called Grandacrab, who throttled down their efforts due to ramped-up law enforcement efforts. Now, ransomware is rising again, as these new ransomware groups are emerging to fill the void left by Grandacrab. I'm not going to go through the names of all of this different type of ransomware. These profit-motivated cybercriminals and they're just spending a little bit of time and a little bit of money because the to buy this ransomware. Some of this stuff is even licensed now. Where they have to, they download it for free. They can try it out on so many people, and then they have to go to a registration site and buy a license to use the ransomware. And then off it goes in that can be just 100 bucks. It's incredible. Here but they're also saying that they're seeing reports of miners and Phylis malware out there too. So coin miners, those are where you go to a website, then you know how the site says, Hey, can we send you news updates and you say allow or disallow yes or no on that you've seen those before, right? Those are not all illegitimate. Many of them are, most of them are legitimate. But that's how the coin miners are working. And so they will embed some code in a website, a legal site, and the coin miner will then start using your web browser to mine for various types of like Bitcoin type currencies that are out there. Okay. So we see a lot more in the ransomware style. We've got to be very, very careful. And about 40% of the population of the 1 billion people that use Windows about 40% admit the They have not applied security patches even though they're available. So make sure you ask them nowadays you don't have to go out and spend a lot of money to buy a license for Windows, you can pay monthly. And you don't have to worry about Windows upgrades anymore, because included. That's what we do with all of our customers; we include everything. Okay, we try and make it very, very easy for them. This article, as well as all of the other ones I've talked about today, and a few others we're not going to be able to get to today are all up on my website at Craig peterson.com. Please visit me there, you'll learn about the pop-up pieces of training. I have some of the Facebook Lives. The themes for the week and all of that stuff. You know, I'm not going to spam you with marketing messages. I'm just trying to get this out the truth out, Craig Peterson dot com. Hey, stick around. We'll be right back here listening on WGAN and online as well.

Hello, everybody, welcome back, Craig Peterson here on WGAN and online at Craig Peterson calm and on your favorite podcasting app. And please do spend a minute and subscribe if you haven't already. Well, we talked about cryptocurrencies, many, many times, when they first started coming out for started rising to prominence. I had set up a little mining operation to figure it out, and I had my wallet and everything and, and it was a little too late in the game to find Bitcoin, like right off the bat. That's why I stopped because I was only interested in finding out more about the technology. So you have to use it if you want to understand it. That's kind of the bottom line on it. And I looked at it as kind of a gimmick, and of course, we now know that the cybercriminals online found Bitcoin To be phenomenal when it comes to being able to get paid in a more or less, kind of a quiet way, right? Where people are not aware of where the money's coming or going. Now, remember that Bitcoin is not anonymous. None of this data is genuinely anonymous, bottom line, but it is kind of, you know, private, more or less. So they use it for pain ransoms. I attended an excellent briefing by the Secret Service about how they tracked down some of the bad guys that are using Bitcoin. And it was frankly fascinating, and how they've been successful at that. So don't think that you're going to somehow because you're using a cryptocurrency going to be out of the reach of the hands of the law because you're not going to be okay criminals will get caught. But we had another end enterprise, and I don't like it. Some people would probably call them a criminal enterprise called Facebook out there. And you might remember Facebook decided they were going to come up with this whole new network, they're going to do Libra and it was going to be a cryptocurrency. Now, cryptocurrencies are getting to be a serious business. You have, for instance, the government of China active in developing a cryptocurrency. China frankly, wants to be able to have a currency that they control that they can peer into the becomes the International Monetary standard, instead of the U.S. dollar. So China has been working on this for about five years, and frankly, next year, I think you can expect that China is going to have a state back state-sponsored cryptocurrency that they're going to be pushing all over the world. They are going to try and get oil valued in their cryptocurrency. I think that's a bit of a problem for us here in the U.S. and will be a challenge for our economy too. But when we look at somebody like Facebook, where they're trying to set up this network, called the Libra network, I was thinking good thoughts about it.


I know you are wondering, wait a minute, is this the Craig I've grown to know over the years What's going on here? I was kind of happy about it, as it possible for anyone anywhere in the world to have a financial transaction with you. For instance, I know some ladies who are in Africa, and they're impoverished women and trying to make ends meet and just have not been able to earn $100 a month. And many of these women are brilliant. Some of them are entrepreneurs, and they want to get a business going. And this particular group of women is now making themselves available after a friend of mine trained them here been in some technology, how to use computers and how to be a virtual assistant system. They are making themselves available as a virtual assistant. What could be more accessible for these women, and for the people who might want to hire them, than to make their transactions a cryptocurrency of some sort? A currency that they could use at their home that we could use at home. A currency that we could trust to a high degree. Remember, coins like if you have a U.S. dollar bill that you want to spend, the only reason it's worth anything, is because it's considered to be Legal Tender backed by the United States government. Now it isn't supported by silver anymore or gold anymore but deemed to be reasonable, legitimate currency. Initially, the Facebook Libra network announced they had a dozen or more of the foremost financial institutions in the United States. They would all work together and cooperate in developing this currency. Now, several reasons got squashed, not the least of which is governments and wanting to tax them and not being able to track some of the transactions easily. But I'm sure Facebook would have provided the governments with all the transaction information they wanted. Okay. So frankly, it would make it even easier for governments to track transactions than it is now. But the thing I loved about it was thinking about these women that my friend trained over in one of the poorest countries in Africa and how it would change their lives. I don't know if you've watched those some of this stuff here on micro-investments or watch how they're working. There's one organization called Shanta (https://www.shantafoundation.org) that quite impresses me. They're working in Myanmar. Interesting what they're doing, but when the basic idea with micro-investments is that somebody like you, were I, we might put $1,000 into this. And you've got someone in some countries somewhere that wants to buy a cow for the milk, and they're going to sell the milk, or they want to buy a goat or for the milk or whatever it might be micro to us. And so they're lent $100 to start a business. And they go out, and they get that business going, and they repay the loan, and that money is just put right back into another loan to another person that wants to do it. I've been following these micro-investments, and am very, very impressed with what many of these places are doing. And that led me to notice something else, which was the presence of phones, just regular cell phones that can send text messages, not smartphones. But the presence of phones and cell service coming into these tiny, tiny villages. And how most women were taking these phones. And we're using them to create businesses to support themselves and their families. Just absolutely amazing and many of these women, in fact, I think almost all of the ones my friends been teaching our single women, they've been either abandoned by their husbands Or the kids, Father, whatever you might want to call them. And they have to do all of the support. And so they're spending a whole month's wages, they're spending $100 to go through this program, this one-month long program that my friend runs. And so she's been looking for donations of laptops, just regular windows laptops, to help these women out as well. But these women get these cell phones and just with the cell phone now, there is some technology out there right now we don't use it in this country. Still, in several other developing countries that they can send money to people and receive money to people just using text messages. So just using their cell phones brought them out of extreme poverty. Now you know, we have poverty in the U.S., but poverty in the new in the U.S. looks like somebody that's upper class in these countries does. Okay. We don't know what poverty is. What we call poverty isn't, you know,' it's just astounding to me. So I got excited when I saw this whole idea behind the Libra network and what Facebook was doing with Calibra wallet. So we got to go for break, and we're going to come back I'm going to finish this up because there's something new and exciting that's happening in this space now. And then we're going to get into our Black Friday scams, and some more fake retailer sites. If you want more details, you're going to have to go to my website at Craig Peterson dot com. I'm not going to be able to cover it entirely in either the radio show today here on WGAN or my podcasts. You can find my Podcasts on pretty much every podcasting platform or my website, Craig Peterson dot com stick around, more to come

Hey, Craig Peterson, back here on WGAN. I can't believe it's been two hours since we've been together today. Man does time fly. So going back because I want to finish up our last topic here about the microtransactions and about what our friends at Facebook had been doing trying to put a cryptocurrency in place. It completely fell apart about a month ago. Facebook is planning to start rolling out something called Facebook Pay on messenger and on Facebook itself. Today, it's going to be initially available for fundraisers person to person payments, event tickets, in-game purchases, and from some pages and some businesses that are on the Facebook marketplace. And they're planning on bringing this to more people and more places. They're going to be adding not just messenger, but adding Instagram and WhatsApp to this. So basically, what they're trying to do now is use this technology to make it possible for people to pay each other no matter where they are. Now, you already know because you're just listening, you already know that I think that's a unique idea. And that is going to lift people out of poverty. Just like capitalism has, it's the best system the world has ever invented, to lift people out of poverty. And if Facebook successful this, they will save lives as well. And of course, there's the other side, Facebook's going to make a ton of money on this. Because they're going to, obviously they'll have some form of transaction fees, and they'll be making some money over that. Okay, so we got more stuff we're not going to get to today because I want to get to the Black Friday scams and the retail stuff. There either is a new secret consumer score that you have never heard of before. And I am not, unfortunately, to get time to do much. With that, I say now it's been out there for probably the better part of a decade. I found some information about it from the New York Times back in 2012, and the Wall Street Journal back in 2018. There is a scoring system that's keeping track of us, and one with which you are probably not familiar. So that's up on my website, Craig peterson.com and 18 T's and green to pay $16 million to settle a legal dispute over smart throttling smartphone plans. So they came to that agreement with the Federal Trade Commission. Okay, so now into Black Friday scams. These are happening all the time. They are souped-up during Black Friday and Cyber Monday when there's a lot of people buying stuff online, and I'll let's get into it here. This shopping fever lasts for about four days right now. Some sites like Walmart start on Wednesday, and others are ready underway here. But let's go into some of these top scams. Man, we've only got about 10 minutes left here.

So number one, this is a great article. It's from Heimdal Security dot com. I've got it up on my website at Craig Peterson dot com. If the website insistently asks you to download its application. Now, we already probably have apps from merchants. I've got Amazon, for instance, there are apps from Walmart Target, Ollie Express, Rakuten, Barnes and Noble, and the little guys are having a hard time competing there, but they try nonetheless. Now, a lot of these websites are going to talk you into downloading their mobile apps. And there's nothing wrong with that. But remember that not all of these retailers are legit, and not all of the legitimate retailers the apps are legitimate because it's rare that they would be developing the app themselves. So they probably had a third party do it. Who knows, right? So don't just willy nilly install apps from retailers are going online number two, the website looks fishy. And of course, this is pH fishy. And what that means is you might be on a cloned site. Right now, there are I was saying three earlier, but I was wrong. According to research from Venafi, they were looking at what is called TLS certificates. These are SSL certificates used basically if the website says HTTPS, then they're using TL. So they examine these. And they found that there are four times more fake retailer sites than the real one. Okay? So there are typos, squatting domains. I mentioned one of them earlier in the show today that my wife accidentally typed orifice instead of office when she's tr

          

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10 things you need to know today: November 29, 2019

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President Trump made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Thursday to spend part of Thanksgiving with U.S. troops. During the visit, Trump's first to Afghanistan, he announced that the U.S. and the Taliban have reopened peace talks. He said he believes the Taliban want a truce in America's longest war. "We're meeting with them," Trump said. "And we're saying it has to be a ceasefire." Trump had cut off talks with the Taliban in September and canceled a secret meeting between Taliban and Afghan leaders after a flurry of violence. During Trump's 3 1/2 hours at Bagram Air Field, Trump also served turkey to U.S. soldiers, who cheered him when he entered the dining hall. About 12,000 American troops remain in Afghanistan. [The Associated Press]

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Police restored school administrators' control of Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Friday, declaring that there were no pro-democracy protesters left on the wrecked campus after a two-week siege. Police arrested hundreds of protesters during the showdown. On Thursday, a team of about 400 officers conducted a sweep of the university, and found nearly 4,000 firebombs, 921 gas canisters, and 588 containers of chemicals, including acid and other corrosive liquids. The transfer of control back to school officials marked the end of one of the most intense clashes between protesters and police in a month of escalating unrest following the death of a student who fell from a parking structure during a police operation. [The New York Times, South China Morning Post]

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North Korea on Thursday launched two short-range projectiles into the waters off its east coast, South Korea's military said. "Our military expresses its strong regret over (the launches) and urges (North Korea) to immediately stop acts that escalate military tensions," said Maj. Gen. Jeon Dong Jin, a senior operations officer at Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff. The missile test came three days after North Korea said its soldiers had held artillery drills near a disputed sea boundary. The latest missile launches were the 13th public weapons test conducted by North Korea this year as Pyongyang pushes for a new U.S. proposal to resume stalled talks on trading nuclear concessions for sanctions relief. [The Associated Press, The Washington Post]

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The European Parliament on Thursday passed a symbolic measure declaring a "climate emergency." The move raises pressure on member states to take action to curb emissions blamed for climate change ahead of a United Nations climate summit starting Dec. 2 in Spain. In recent months, hundreds of regional and local administrations have approved similar declarations, but Thursday's vote was significant because the European lawmakers who passed the measure represent 500 million people. "Five years ago, no one would have expected the European Parliament to declare a climate emergency, so there's some progress," said Sebastian Mang of Greenpeace. Dissenters in the 429-225 vote objected to the use of the word "emergency," suggesting the use of "urgency" instead. [The Washington Post, Reuters]

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The holiday shopping season kicks off on Friday with traditional Black Friday sales. Many retailers got a jump on the competition by getting started with deep discounts on Thanksgiving Day, and analysts forecast data to show that online shoppers spent a record $4 billion on Thanksgiving. The total had already reached $2.1 billion as of 5 p.m. Thursday, a 20.2 percent increase compared to the same point last year. Demand was so high on Thursday that Costco's website and app were briefly hampered by heavy traffic. Black Friday is continuing to evolve, as many stores try to snag a bigger share of holiday sales by cutting prices days or even weeks before what used to be a one-day shopping frenzy. Shoppers are expected to spend up to $731 billion in November and December, roughly 4 percent more than in the same period last year. [USA Today, MarketWatch]

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Powerful winter storms hammered parts of the country on Thursday, complicating Thanksgiving travel. Heavy snow forced the closure of Interstate 5, a major highway in Southern California, leaving dozens of vehicles stuck with snow still falling. The highway, which joins Southern California with the rest of the state, was reopened later in the day, but forecasters warned more snow and rain could fall in the area. A so-called bomb cyclone, with a rapid drop in atmospheric pressure, brought up to four feet of snow in some mountainous areas in the Pacific Northwest. The winter storm was expected to move east, bringing snow and high winds across much of the West before continuing toward the Great Plains late on Friday. [Reuters]

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Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union and a key witness in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump, on Thursday reiterated his denial of sexual misconduct allegations made by three women in an article jointly published Wednesday by ProPublica and Portland Monthly magazine. In the article, Sondland said the claims were "concocted" for "political purposes." One of the women said Sondland backtracked on plans to invest in her business after she rejected his advances during a tour of a hotel he owns. Another accuser, a work associate, said Sondland exposed himself to her. The third, who is 27 years younger than Sondland, said he forcibly kissed her when they met to discuss a possible job. One of the accusers, Nicole Vogel, owns Portland Monthly. The alleged incidents took place years ago, before Sondland was named as Trump's E.U. ambassador. [The Wall Street Journal, ProPublica]

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Thousands of demonstrators rallied in Hong Kong on Thursday to express appreciation for two U.S. laws supporting human rights in the Chinese-ruled semi-autonomous city. President Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act on Wednesday. It requires an annual review to confirm that the former British colony still has enough autonomy to justify its special trade status. "I guess Trump wanted to give us a Thanksgiving present, and we're glad to accept," said Wong Yiu-chung, a Lingnan University politics professor who attended the rally. Chinese officials on Thursday angrily condemned the U.S. measures as "an epitome of gangster violence," and an act of foreign meddling intended to hurt China's economic growth. [Los Angeles Times]

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday urged President Trump to avoid commenting on Britain's upcoming election during next week's NATO summit in London. "The best (thing) when you have close friends and allies like the U.S. and the UK is for neither side to get involved in each other's election," Johnson told LBC radio. Johnson pushed for the early election hoping to break a stalemate over Britain's planned exit from the European Union. Trump has already made controversial comments in the vote, saying in October that Johnson should join forces with Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage and that the opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn would be "so bad" for the country. [Reuters]

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Acclaimed American free-solo rock climber Brad Gobright died in a fall while on a well-known path on a rock known as El Sendero Luminoso, or the Shining Path, in northern Mexico's Potrero Chico national park, Mexican authorities said. His body was recovered Thursday. Gobright and a climbing partner, Aidan Jacobson, fell about 20 feet to a ledge after their rope got stuck, but Jacobson landed in a bush, which broke his fall. "It was basically a blur," Jacobson, 26, told Outside magazine. "He screamed. I screamed. I went through some vegetation, and then all I remember is seeing his blue Gramicci shirt bounce over the edge." Gobright fell nearly 985 feet to his death, which the State Department confirmed in a statement, saying, "We offer our sincerest condolences to his family on their loss." [CNN, The New York Times]


          

10 things in tech you need to know today

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Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday.

  1. An American researcher has been arrested for allegedly teaching North Korea about blockchain technology. Virgil Griffith is believed to have given a presentation in North Korea in April on how blockchain technology could help the country and taken part in a discussion that touched on using it to evade economic sanctions, Vice reports.
  2. China is trying to shape global standards for facial recognition technology, according to leaked documents obtained by the Financial Times. The newspaper says firms such as ZTE and China Telecom are trying to set world standards in the UN's International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for facial recognition, video monitoring, city and vehicle surveillance.
  3. The EU is carrying out preliminary investigations into Google's data collection practices. The European Commission told Reuters it wants to know how and why Google is collecting data.
  4. Intel says it sold its modem business to Apple at a 'multi-billion dollar loss' because Qualcomm 'strangled competition'. Intel said it was forced out of the market because of Qualcomm's patent licensing practices.
  5. Facebook has complied with Singapore's fake news law by flagging a post said to contain false info. On Friday, the Singapore government asked Facebook to issue a "correction notice" on a post that contained accusations of election rigging and the arrest of a purported whistleblower, Reuters reports.
  6. Chinese telecoms carriers are now required to use facial recognition tech on buyers of SIM cards. According to Bloomberg, the new law comes after a notice issued in September by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information.
  7. State regulators in China have announced strict new rules about content created with virtual reality or AI. Use of AI or VR in online video or audio content must be clearly marked, with the rules coming into force on January 1.
  8. Thousands of people across Europe went on strike and protested against Amazon on Black Friday. Unions in the UK, France, and Spain staged protests outside Amazon warehouses on Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
  9. The PlayStation 5 is still a year away, but game developers already have their hands on an early prototype. Video game creators already have their hands on Sony's upcoming hardware, and an image of the PS5 prototype surfaced on social media.
  10. Legendary iPhone designer Jony Ive has been hanging out with celebs, models, and designers since announcing his departure from Apple. Ive has been spotted at various creative and tech-related events in the UK this year.

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Don’t expect too much from sanctions, by Scott Sumner

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Countries often rely on economic sanctions as a lever to change policy in foreign countries.  The recent example of Huawei provides a good example of why sanctions are often (not always) ineffective:

American tech companies are getting the go-ahead to resume business with Chinese smartphone giant Huawei Technologies Co., but it may be too late: It is now building smartphones without U.S. chips. . . .

“When Huawei came out with this high-end phone—and this is its flagship—with no U.S. content, that made a pretty big statement,” said Christopher Rolland, a semiconductor analyst at Susquehanna International Group. He said that in recent meetings, Huawei executives told him that the company was moving away from American parts, but it was still surprising how quickly it happened.

In this case there seem to be two issues.  First, sanctions were weakened after US firms complained that they were losing valuable exports opportunities in China.  Second, the ability of firms to substitute away from key inputs is often greater than expected. Indeed this is a point that goes well beyond economic sanctions.  For instance, environmental regulations often prove to be less costly than expected, as firms find other (cleaner) ways of producing goods at a cost that is less than expected.

In my view, sanctions are only justified when there is a need to deter military aggression.  However one can make a reasonable argument for sanctions in the case of severe human rights abuses.  The situation in Hong Kong certainly does not justify sanctions; if there were a case, it would be the far more severe human rights abuses in Xinjiang.  But in that case it would be hard to justify not doing the same regarding India, which is committing severe human rights abuses against millions of Muslim citizens in Assam and Kashmir.  Do we really want to have sanctions against India, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Syria, Iran and many other countries, comprising half the world’s population?  Or would that do more harm than good?

In general, economic growth is the best way to improve human rights in the long run.  In the short run it doesn’t always work (as we see in India and China) but it’s our best hope for the long run.

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Crypto expert arrested for allegedly helping North Korea evade sanctions

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Crypto expert arrested for allegedly helping North Korea evade sanctionsNorth Korea has long been accused of using cryptocurrency to avoid sanctions, but the US is now accusing a man of giving the country some help American law enforcement has arrested crypto expert and Ethereum project member Virgil Griffith for allegedly providing North Korea with information on how cryptocurrency and blockchain tech could help the isolated nation evade US sanctions. He presented at a crypto conference in Pyongyang despite being denied permission to travel to North Korea, and reportedly discussed how the country could "launder money" and otherwise skirt trade barriers. There were several North Korean officials in the audience who asked him questions, according to the Justice Department.



          

He Gave a Cryptocurrency Talk in North Korea. The U.S. Arrested Him.

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Harry Kazianis: North Korea-US nuclear showdown coming – unless Kim takes these steps

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North Korea calls Japan’s Shinzo Abe an ‘imbecile and political dwarf’

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Kim Jong Un Kicked Off Thanksgiving by Testing Two More Missiles

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Manhattan Attorney Announces Arrest Of United States Citizen, Who Works For Ethereum, For Assisting North Korea In Evading Sanctions

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Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, John C. Demers, the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, John Brown, Assistant Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Counterintelligence Division, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the FBI, announced today the unsealing of a criminal complaint charging VIRGIL GRIFFITH, a United States citizen who works for Ethereum, with violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act by traveling to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) in order deliver a presentation and technical advice on using cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to evade sanctions. From a press release: GRIFFITH was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport yesterday and will be presented in federal court in Los Angeles later today. U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman stated: "As alleged, Virgil Griffith provided highly technical information to North Korea, knowing that this information could be used to help North Korea launder money and evade sanctions. In allegedly doing so, Griffith jeopardized the sanctions that both Congress and the president have enacted to place maximum pressure on North Korea's dangerous regime." Assistant Attorney General John Demers said: "Despite receiving warnings not to go, Griffith allegedly traveled to one of the United States' foremost adversaries, North Korea, where he taught his audience how to use blockchain technology to evade sanctions. By this complaint, we begin the process of seeking justice for such conduct."

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The DPRK Socialist Constitution was adopted on 27 December 1972 with Kim Il-sung becoming the President of North Korea.. For more information on this holiday, visit the link.
          

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Market Analysis Report (02 Dec 2019)

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German Banks Receive Approval to Sell and Custody Crypto in 2020 | Russia’s Central Bank Says It’s Open to a Cryptocurrency Ban | U.S. Authorities Arrest Ethereum Researcher for Allegedly Teaching North Koreans About Crypto
          

Ethereum founder Vitalik Butrein defends Virgil Griffith, signs petition to get him free.

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Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Butrein in a series of tweets revealed that Virgil Griffith was counseled against for his visit to North Korea, but it was his personal visit and Ethereum Foundation was not part of it. Vitalik said that he refuses to take the convenient path of throwing Griffith under th...
          

N. Korea blasts Japan's Abe, warns of 'real ballistic missile'

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North Korea on Saturday warned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he could soon see a "real ballistic missile" while excoriating him as the "most stupid man ever known in history". The colourful condemnation comes two days after the isolated state tested what it called a "super-large multiple launch rocket system", with South Korea reporting that two projectiles came down in the Sea of
          

North Korea fires two 'unidentified projectiles' on Thanksgiving

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North Korea fired two "unidentified projectiles" on Thursday - the Thanksgiving holiday in the US - Seoul said, as nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington remain deadlocked. The projectiles were fired eastwards from South Hamgyong province and came down in the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. They added that the launch, th
          

How Dr. Tom Kim fled North Korea and built a philanthropic medical empire in Knoxville

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North Korea has long been accused of using cryptocurrency to avoid sanctions, but the US is now accusing a man of giving the country some help American law enforcement has arrested crypto expert and Ethereum project member Virgil Griffith for allegedly providing North Korea with information on how cryptocurrency and blockchain tech could help the isolated nation evade US sanctions. He presented at a crypto conference in Pyongyang despite being denied permission to travel to North Korea, and reportedly discussed how the country could "launder money" and otherwise skirt trade barriers. There were several North Korean officials in the audience who asked him questions, according to the Justice Department.

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Not Legal Advice, 1 December 2019 – Stablecoins, North Korea, and Guns

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Welcome back to Not Legal Advice! It's been two weeks since the last update, so there's no point wasting time with a long preamble - let's get right down to it. This week: FinCEN issues stark warning to stablecoin administrators. Ethereum Foundation Head of Special Projects, former Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Mainnet Working Group Chair accused of assisting… Shared by 2 on Twitter (Including © Dave Birch (2018) & Preston Byrne). Source: https://prestonbyrne.com/2019/11/30/not-legal-advice-1-december-2019-stablecoins-north-korea-and-guns/
          

North Korea’s “Cryptocurrency-1”

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Cryptocurrency developer Virgil F. was arrested a few days ago at Los Angeles International Airport. Arresting travelers at the airport right before they leave appears to be a thing for the FBI… Shared by 3 on Twitter (Including Leigh Cuen, Vlad Zamfir or Ran NeuNer). Source: https://medium.com/provoost-on-crypto/north-koreas-cryptocurrency-1-ed9a107590b1
          

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Arrest Of United States Citizen For Assisting North Korea In Evading Sanctions USAO-SDNY

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World - 10 things in tech you need to know today

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Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. An American researcher has been arrested for allegedly teaching North Korea about blockchain technology...
          

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How Iran and North Korea Became Best Friends

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Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday.An American researcher has been arrested for allegedly teaching North Korea about blockchain technology. Virgil Griffith is believed to have given a presentation in North Korea in April on how blockchain technology could help the country and taken part in a discussion that touched on using it to evade economic sanctions, Vice reports.China is trying to shape global standards for facial recognition technology, according to leaked do
          

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North Korea has long been accused of using cryptocurrency to avoid sanctions, but the US is now accusing a man of giving the country some help American law enforcement has arrested crypto expert and Ethereum project member Virgil Griffith for allege...
          

Detained Huawei executive spends Canada bail reading and painting as two Canadians denied lawyer in China

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Detained Huawei executive spends Canada bail reading and painting as two Canadians denied lawyer in ChinaMeng Wangzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese phone company Huawei currently on bail in Canada as the US seeks to extradite her, has revealed that she spends her days reading, talking to colleagues and painting. US prosecutors say Ms Meng is linked to fraud that allowed Huawei to evade sanctions against Iran, and are attempting to have her moved to the US to face trial. She was arrested in Vancouver on 1 December 2018, one year before she published a ‘thank you’ message to supporters on Huawei’s website on Sunday. Ms Meng wrote that life on bail passed “so slow that I have enough time to read a book from cover to cover. "I can take the time to discuss minutiae with my colleagues or to carefully complete an oil painting.” The Huawei executive, whose detainment sparked a diplomatic row between Canada and China, is able to travel around Vancouver relatively freely outside her 11pm-6am curfew. She has been living in a £3.5 million, six-bedroom house, one of multiple properties she owns in the city. “While my personal freedoms have been limited, my soul still seeks to be free,” she wrote. “Amidst these setbacks, I've found light in the life around me… if a busy life has eaten away at my time, then hardship has in turn drawn it back out.” Business consultant Michael Spavor is one of two Canadians arrested by China after Ms Meng was detained Credit: WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images Ms Meng’s lifestyle is in sharp contrast to that of two Canadians who were detained in China shortly after her arrest, in a move many saw as hostage diplomacy-style retaliation by Beijing. Michael Spavor, a consultant specialising in North Korea relations, and Michael Kovrig, an NGO worker and former diplomat, have been in a Chinese detention centre for a year. Last May they were charged with spying. The two men, who Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister, said were being held in “arbitrary detention” for “political goals”, have reportedly been interrogated and held in rooms lit by artificial lighting 24 hours a day. They have reportedly been prevented from meeting with lawyers and family, and not allowed to go outdoors. In July Mr Kovrig’s reading glasses were allegedly confiscated by officials keeping watch over him. Ms Meng suggested that she enjoyed a more positive relationship with her guards. “After a whole night of heavy snow, the security company's staff were so considerate that they shoveled a path for my elderly mother, filling our hearts with warmth in this cold winter,” she wrote.



          

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Eleven North Korean defectors detained in Vietnam, fate uncertain - activistsEleven North Koreans seeking to defect to South Korea have been detained in Vietnam since Nov. 23, and are requesting help to avoid being repatriated, a South Korean activist group said on Monday. The eight women and three men were detained by border guards in northern Vietnam two days after crossing from China, and are being held in the city of Lang Son, the Seoul-based Justice for North Korea said in a statement. Peter Jung, the head of the group, which supports North Korean asylum-seekers, said the would-be defectors had requested help from the South Korean embassy in Hanoi, but he had not heard from them since Friday.



          

The Rationale and Contours of an Amicable Transatlantic Security Divorce

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French President Emmanuel Macron created a huge stir on both sides of the Atlantic in early November when he stated that NATO was experiencing “brain death.” This was not a casual, off-hand comment on his part. When reporters asked Macron whether he still believed in Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, under which an attack on one member is considered an attack on all, he answered: “I don’t know.” Indeed, Macron has been in the vanguard of efforts for several years to create an independent “Europeans only” defense capability through the European Union, a move that would, at a minimum, greatly dilute NATO’s primacy regarding transatlantic security issues. The drive to give the EU a military dimension reflects declining French confidence in NATO’s unity and the reliability of Washington’s continued willingness to be democratic Europe’s security shield.

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Other European leaders, most notably German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, criticized Macron’s comment and disputed his assessment. “When France talks about more European cooperation in defense, they’re talking about strategic autonomy. The French are seeking strong European cooperation to replace NATO,” Kramp-Karrenbauer said. She asserted that instead of replacing the Alliance, Germany wanted to strengthen “NATO’s European pillar.”

It is highly probable that statements emerging from future NATO gatherings will echo the German government’s position, rather than French views. However, Macron is correct. US and European perspectives and interests on a variety of important strategic issues continue to drift apart, and no quantity of the usual upbeat clichés about “enduring Alliance solidarity” at the summit will alter that reality. Members must abandon the obsolete notion that American and European interests are compatible to the point of being nearly congruent. Such a belief was exaggerated even during the Cold War when America and its European allies faced a mutual existential threat in the form of the totalitarian Soviet Union. It is an absurd fiction today in a much more diverse and less dire security environment.

European publics, even more than their American counterparts, are implicitly recognizing the new reality. A September 2019 report from the European Council on Foreign Relations, surveying 60,000 people in 14 European Union countries, confirmed that point. The desire for independence and neutrality was evident even with respect to policy toward Russia. When asked “Whose side should your country take in a conflict between the United States and Russia?” the majority of respondents in all 14 EU countries said “neither.” Moreover, the pro-neutralist majority was massive – usually exceeding 70%.

Attitudes were no better regarding other foreign policy controversies involving the United States. When asked “Whose side should your country take in a conflict between the United States and China?” the results were lopsided against backing America – even among Washington’s longstanding NATO partners. Only 18% of French respondents, 20% of Italians and 10% of Germans chose solidarity with the United States.

Pro-NATO types need to avoid the temptation to explain the existence of such sentiments as merely a reaction to President Donald Trump’s abrasive demands for greater “burden-sharing” on the part of the European allies and his ominous comments that Washington’s commitment to the Alliance is not unconditional. The surge of neutralist attitudes in Europe was well underway before Trump emerged on the scene, and it applied even to NATO’s core mission of collective defense. A 2015 Pew Research Center survey of eight NATO countries showed that a median of 49 % of respondents in those countries thought their military should not defend an ally, despite the Article 5 obligation. Indeed, France, Italy and Germany all had majorities opposed to fulfilling their country’s treaty commitment.

The bottom line is that the concept of transatlantic solidarity, even on core security issues, is now largely confined to out-of-touch political elites. Such elites may be able to ignore public opinion for a time, but it will be increasingly difficult to sustain policies that run counter to the wishes of large popular majorities. Even on the governmental level, growing transatlantic disunity is evident on a number of major issues – including policy toward Russia, and especially policy toward Iran and the rest of the Middle East.

A death knell is sounding for NATO, and the pertinent task now should be how best to restructure the transatlantic relationship following a (hopefully amicable) strategic divorce. One key change must be Washington’s willingness to terminate its long-standing hostility to an independent European security entity. The motives for that animosity were not hard to discern. Through its NATO leadership role, US dominance in transatlantic affairs was assured so long as NATO remained the exclusive security vehicle. An independent EU security capability inherently threatened that dominance. Whether Washington’s policy made sense during the bipolar era of the Cold War is a moot point; that world no longer exists. The EU needs to take its place on the world stage as a serious security player as well as an economic one. Therefore, the United States should now embrace Macron’s approach rather than oppose it.

Not only should a more robust European Union assume responsibility for the security of democratic Europe, it should undertake primary responsibility for managing relations with the turbulent Middle East. Because of geographic proximity, economic links, and population flows, what happens in the Middle East matters – and should matter – far more to Europe than to the United States. Conversely, there is little rationale for the nations of the European Union to assume an obligation to assist Washington in dealing with political disorders in such places as Bolivia, Chile and Venezuela, Mexico’s drug violence, or the disruptive refugee flows into the United States from Central America. Those matters impact the United States far more than they do Europe. Likewise, there is little justification for the EU to be drawn into Washington’s mounting concerns about North Korea or other issues in East Asia.

Yet just as a couple may still have some important mutual interests and responsibilities following the dissolution of their marriage, the United States and democratic Europe would have some significant mutual security interests in a post-NATO world. Although most disruptive events do not create anything approaching an existential threat, a reasonable degree of stability in the transatlantic region should be a priority for both parties. Likewise, both America and the EU have an obvious interest in thwarting the rise of a malignantly expansionist great power, akin to Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union, anywhere in the international system.

Trying to maintain NATO, especially with its rigid Article 5 obligation and a large US military presence in Europe, no longer serves the best interest of countries on either side of the Atlantic.

Replacing NATO with a new US-EU Security Coordination Council having more limited obligations, is a better option. Such a mechanism would facilitate regular consultations regarding international developments of mutual concern, and even authorize and coordinate joint military operations, in the unlikely event that step became necessary.

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The new Council would embody a more flexible security relationship between equals instead of the current de facto relationship within NATO between a security patron and its dependents. Instead of spouting increasingly empty clichés about alleged Alliance solidarity, participants at the upcoming NATO summit should begin the multi-year process leading to the withdrawal of US forces from Europe, an amicable security divorce, and the transition to a new, more limited transatlantic strategic relationship.


          

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You just have be able to endure enough to come back from them.Stop by the Raider Office for more information.Either way, the mystery was a lot like the missing fifth floor of the Yanggakdo Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea.The rider can choose between three modes — Eco, Sports and Insane. We believe in fully disclosing […]
          

Military Aviation Tracking Twitter Account Reports US Spy Plane Flew Over S. Korea

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Eleven North Korean defectors detained in Vietnam, seek to block deportation - activists

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Moonday Mornings: US arrests Ethereum dev for teaching North Korea about cryptocurrency

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Welcome to Moonday Mornings, Hard Fork’s wrap-up of the weekend’s top cryptocurrency and blockchain headlines you shouldn’t miss. Take a look at what happened over the past weekend. 1. Ethereum dev conspires with North Korea US authorities have arrested developer Virgil Griffith, who has most recently been working at the Ethereum Foundation, for consulting with North Korea on how to use cryptocurrency to evade sanctions. “Despite receiving warnings not to go, Griffith allegedly traveled to one of the United States’ foremost adversaries, North Korea, where he taught his audience how to use blockchain technology to evade sanctions,” assistant attorney general…

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Book: 'The Hermit King'

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Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit DON GONYEA, HOST: We turn now to a national security topic that's back in the news - North Korea. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, North Korea fired two short-range missiles, the latest escalation in an already tense relationship with the U.S. But a new book takes a step back from such headlines and provides more context about the country and its leader. It's called "The Hermit King: The Dangerous Game Of Kim Jong Un." It's by Chung Min Lee, South Korea's former ambassador for national security affairs and an expert on Korean affairs. He began our conversation by urging me to think visually to help me understand how the dictatorship works. CHUNG MIN LEE: North Korea can be best, I think, imagined if you have five concentric circles. In the middle, you have the Kim dynasty and Kim Jong Un. His grandfather, Kim Il Sung, founded the DPRK back in 1948. His father ran it until he died in 2011. And so the most important goal of the state is not the North
          

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The parents of a University of Virginia student who died after being released from North Korea say they are going after the country's illicit assets… Augusta and Rockingham Counties will join a growing list of rural areas in Virginia to consider declaring themselves "Second Amendment Sanctuaries"… The problems of hunger and food insecurity on campuses are getting worse, and local colleges and universities are responding….
          

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Cryptocurrency expert arrested for giving talk to North Korea about avoiding sanctions

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US Arrests Ethereum Developer after North Korea Visit, Pay Crypto for Booking.com accommodations

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Buterin expresses support for detained expert

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The cryptocurrency community is up in arms after a US citizen gave a talk on blockchain in North Korea and was then arrested

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Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin.Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin has defended Virgil Griffith, a cryptocurrency expert accused of helping North Korea evade US sanctions.
          

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin defended Virgil Griffith after he was charged with helping North Korea

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Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin has defended Virgil Griffith, a cryptocurrency expert accused of helping North Korea evade US sanctions. Shared by 2 on Twitter (Including Santi & Frank Chaparro). Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/cryptocurrency-north-korea-arrest-virgil-griffith-2019-12
          

Lips and teeth: Repairing China-North Korea relations

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Executive summary China has reset its ties with North Korea and repaired a relationship that had suffered its most severe downturn ever. The Beijing-Pyongyang relationship, long called as “close as lips and teeth,” took a decidedly negative turn in 2017 as Pyongyang’s confrontation with the United States appeared to be pushing the Korean Peninsula to…
       

          

Cuba and North Korea sign MOU on Health

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The Minister of Public Health of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Oh Chun Bok, and her Cuban counterpart, Jose Angel Portal Miranda, signed a MOU to strengthen the exchange and cooperation between the two ministries (2019-11-29 17:17:03)
          

South Korea just repatriated two North Korean fishermen. Why?

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The two are suspected of murdering 16 of their fellow crew members and allegedly dumping their bodies overboard. North Korean defectors and human rights activists are blasting the government for sending them back to “certain death” without a proper trial.
          

North Korea fires two projectiles off its east coast

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North Korea fired a pair of short-range projectiles off its east coast on Thursday, the first test launch in nearly a month, South Korea's military announced.South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said that the North fired the ...
          

Cryptocurrency expert arrested for giving talk to North Korea about avoiding sanctions

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Virgil Griffith, a member of the Ethereum project, faces up to 20 years in prison for breaking US sanctions.
          

Potentially malicious SDKs draw cease-and-desist letters. Nursing homes get ransom demands. A look back at the Sony Pictures hack. CISA offers advice on safe online shopping.

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11/30/2019: TV & RADIO: CELEBRITY CHAT The Graham Norton Show BBC

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One, 11.10pm Jodie Whittaker drops by to discuss the forthcoming series of Doctor Who and Michael Palin plugs his travel book North Korea Journal. Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Harry Styles are also set to appear.
          

Jason Kenney denounces 'useful idiots' amid uproar over university lecturer's Holodomor denial

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A day after Ukrainian students vented their fury at a University of Alberta lecturer who called the Holodomor famine “a lie,” Alberta Premier Jason Kenney slammed the “useful idiots” who engage in genocide denial.

Dougal MacDonald, who is listed as a lecturer in the university’s education department, said on Facebook that the Holodomor was a myth perpetuated by the Nazis. His comments led the Ukrainian Students’ Society to call them “harmful and false beliefs” that are unacceptable for an employee of the university.

Dougal MacDonald ran for the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada in the recent federal election. Kevan Hunter

“Sad to see some in Canada still engaged in this genocide denial,” Kenney said on Twitter on Thursday morning although he didn’t mention MacDonald by name.

Kenney also posted a video of a speech he gave about Holodomor, which was a fierce condemnation of “Western, supposedly-progressive voices who were complicit in one of history’s great cover-ups.”

“These were the useful idiots of whom Lenin wrote. Westerners who purposefully lied about one of the great acts of mass murder in human history,” said Kenney.

The speech was delivered last week at a Holodomor commemoration in Calgary and the video was posted in full on Thursday morning as the scandal around MacDonald erupted.

MacDonald’s comments were originally reported by The Gateway, the student newspaper at the U of A, and MacDonald responded to the paper’s story with a statement decrying the “irrational assertions” and “defamation” directed at him.

The term Holodomor means “to kill by starvation” and refers to the famine in Ukraine that killed millions of people in 1932–33. The genocide has been recognized by the Canadian Parliament and provincial legislatures, including in Alberta.

In his Facebook post, which was archived online by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, MacDonald describes the Holodomor as a myth perpetuated by the Nazis to discredit the Soviet Union.

“In Canada, former Nazi collaborators and their spawn have long led the phony Holodomor campaign,” wrote MacDonald.

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress urged its members to contact the university and demand the dismissal of MacDonald, even providing suggested text for an email to the school’s president.

“This is a stark reminder that, even in 2019, we cannot afford complacency in Holodomor education and awareness,” the organization’s website reads.

MacDonald was a candidate for the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada in the 2019 federal election in the Edmonton-Strathcona riding, which NDP candidate Heather McPherson won. MacDonald tallied 77 votes. His banner photo on Facebook is an advertisement to subscribe to the Marxist-Leninist Party’s online bulletin and his profile picture is a photo of Fidel Castro. His photos on Facebook are a collection of historical leftist leaders, like former Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, Che Guevara and former North Korean dictator Kim Il-sung, who MacDonald describes as a “great leader of the Korean people.”

Ukrainians commemorate victims of the Holodomor famine of 1932-33 in Kyiv on Nov. 23, 2019. Genya Savilov/AFP via Getty Images

Although the university did not respond to a request for comment before press time, it said in a statement to the Gateway that the university is “balancing many interests and obligations” while it is “carefully monitoring this matter.”

The university has a commitment to freedom of expression and academic freedom for its staff, which includes “the right to comment (and) to criticize without deference to prescribed doctrine.”

In responding to the Gateway’s questions, deputy provost Wendy Rogers noted that MacDonald was making the comments as a private citizen and that they did not reflect the university’s views.

“The University of Alberta actively fosters an inclusive culture committed to the expression of, exposure to, and debate of diverse points of view,” a draft statement on freedom of expression on the school’s website reads. “Our campuses are forums for rigorous debate.”

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North Korean thousands of females have now been trafficked across boundaries and offered as brides. Of these ladies there’s absolutely no gladly ever after.

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North Korean thousands of females have now been trafficked across boundaries and offered as brides. Of these ladies there’s absolutely no gladly ever after. Wedding Marketplace Takeover Wedding Marketplace Takeover INorth women that are korean a house close to the town of Chaoyang in northeastern Asia’s Liaoning province. Thousands, or simply countless amounts, of North […]

La entrada North Korean thousands of females have now been trafficked across boundaries and offered as brides. Of these ladies there’s absolutely no gladly ever after. se publicó primero en Asociación para el Estudio de la Cultura Cátara.


          

North Korea blasts Japanese PM as 'idiot,' warns of ballistic missile launch toward Japan

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North Korea blasts Japanese PM as 'idiot,' warns of ballistic missile launch toward JapanPyongyang warns that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe 'may see what a real ballistic missile is in the not distant future.'



          

UPDATE 1-Eleven North Korean defectors detained in Vietnam, seek to block deportation -activists

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UPDATE 1-Eleven North Korean defectors detained in Vietnam, seek to block deportation -activistsEleven North Koreans seeking to defect to South Korea have been detained in Vietnam since Nov. 23 and are seeking help to avoid being repatriated, a South Korean activist group said on Monday. The eight women and three men were detained by border guards in northern Vietnam two days after crossing from China, and are being held in the city of Lang Son, the Seoul-based Justice for North Korea said in a statement. Peter Jung, the head of the group, which supports North Korean asylum-seekers, said the would-be defectors had requested help from the South Korean Embassy in Hanoi, but he had not heard from them since Friday.



          

China Used Soar Dragon Drones To Spy On U.S. Navy Warship

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As we have reported earlier that China deployed new Soar Dragon Drones near the North Korean border in Liaoning province. The deployment comes amid growing tensions between Pyongyang and the United States, with the Korean deadline for an American return to peace talks fast approaching in January 2020. Now according to army recognition report, China has …

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Thinking, Playing, Reading

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Thinking:
I've been listening to this podcast by Father Timothy Gallagher and I'm loving it.  I ordered his book also, which looks heavy but I want to reinforce the podcasts that I am listening to. 


Playing:
We've been baking lots of cookies and I'm slowly putting my house back together after getting new carpet.  Doing all this one-handed.  It's not easy and so slllooowwww.  Which is annoying to me.  Because I was getting so frustrated I made a future and now to-do list.  My future to-do list is 38 items long but that doesn't overwhelm me-it's getting them off my brain and onto paper that is have the fun and feels so good.

I am trying to get my Top Ten gifts ideas ready for after Thanksgiving-hoping typing gets easier. 



Meanwhile one of our favorite winter activities are puzzles-the big ones that everyone can sit down and work for a few minutes or hours on boring nights and weekends.  Our library has lots on loan.  It is easier for us now without toddlers-I know that's impossible when little hands are reaching up and can take down weeks of work in one quick minute. :)


Reading:

We are reading this book for our book club this month and it's JUST my type of book, and I can not put it down.  I have to keep reminding myself that this is a modern day book-it seems like her experience in North Korea had to happen in the early 1900's-just the level of violence and starvation and mistreatment of humanity.  It's a really good book.
          

The 66-year alliance between the U.S. and South Korea is in deep trouble

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The 66-year alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea is in deep trouble. The U.S.-China trade war, the South Korean government’s quiet leaning toward Beijing and President Trump’s transactional view of alliances have created a unique constellation of forces. The result could be a premature withdrawal of U.S. troops from the peninsula at a time when North Korea’s nuclear threat and China’s regional dominance grow unabated.

The post The 66-year alliance between the U.S. and South Korea is in deep trouble appeared first on Beyond Parallel.


          

North Korea’s Strong Hand Against the U.S.

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For Halloween, Kim Jong Un gave Donald Trump a trick, not a treat: North Korea fired two short-range missiles on Thursday toward the Sea of Japan. It was North Korea’s 13th weapons test this year—and the first since the Trump administration’s latest attempt to restart negotiations with North Korea quietly failed a few weeks ago. The first talks between the two sides in eight months broke down after only 8½ hours in Stockholm. The North Korean delegates stalked out, and Pyongyang subsequently said they wouldn’t resume the “sickening” negotiations with the U.S.

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U.S. deploys reconnaissance planes to Korean Peninsula, report says

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Dec. 2 (UPI) --Multiple U.S. spy planes have flown over the Korean Peninsula since last week, when North Korea tested short-range missiles near its border in violation of a 2018 pledge. Reports of the ...
          

IMAO Time Machine: “Our Filtering Software is So Effective that Three People are Dead!”

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Frank J posted this in 2002. — The Editors Just because we got Iraq, North Korea, and assorted t’rists to kick around, we can’t forget the big Commie evil still out there: China. Amnesty International took a break from protesting the execution of child murderers so they could actually expose some real injustice, finding that ...

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Ethereum developer arrested for allegedly helping North Korea break sanctions with blockchain

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Wild Goose Dreams review – an internet liaison complete with visions

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Hansol Jung’s tale of two lonely Koreans who meet online is witty but overstuffed with ideas

We are in Seoul. Guk Minsung is a “goose father”, one of those whose families live abroad for the sake of the children’s education; it is seven years since he has seen his US-based wife and daughter. Yoo Nanhee is a defector from North Korea, missing the father she left behind. In Michael Boyd’s new production, their loneliness and isolation in a world of internet connectivity is, at first, wittily presented.

Each stands separately on Jean Chan’s stark, putty-coloured set, staring at a computer screen (invisible to the audience). Around them dances a bright chorus of smiley young people, voicing the babel texts of techno-communication: one-zero-one-one… Missile test in… No response… What’s on your mind?… Poke here for love… Delete… Reboot.

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Kim Jong Un Has 'Great Satisfaction' After North Korea's Thanksgiving Rocket Test

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SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw a “successful test” of a super-large multiple launch rocket system and expressed “great satisfaction,” state media said on Friday.

North Korea fired two short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast on Thursday in what appeared to be a fresh try out of its new multiple rocket launchers following three previous tests, South Korea’s military said.

The latest test could be a Thanksgiving reminder to the United States of a year-end deadline Kim has set for Washington to show flexibility in their stalled denuclearization talks.

Pyongyang’s official KCNA news agency said Kim oversaw the latest test, as he did with previous tests in August and September. He did not attend the last one in Oct. 31.

“The volley test-fire aimed to finally examine the combat application of the super-large multiple launch rocket system proved the military and technical superiority of the weapon system and its firm reliability,” KCNA said.

“The Supreme Leader expressed great satisfaction over the results of the test-fire.”

Kim has set an end-year deadline to kick-start the talks with Washington, but negotiations remain stalemated after a working-level meeting last month broke down.

North Korea has demanded biting sanctions be lifted and warned it could take a “new path,” raising concerns it may resume nuclear and long-range missile testing suspended since 2017.

U.S. top nuclear negotiator Stephen Biegun said last week the year-end deadline was an artificial one, but could mean a return to “provocative” steps that preceded the past two years of diplomacy.

Reporting by Hyonhee Shin and Josh Smith; Editing by Sandra Maler


          

The “New North Korea”: Security Implications of North Korea’s Social Changes

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The Stimson Center

While the world’s attention has been focused on the denuclearization talks with North Korea, the country’s domestic social changes have evaded public scrutiny. The burgeoning market economy, the internal social control and the securitization of society management all have key implications for the threat perception of the North Korean government,hence the goals and approaches it has adopted. What are the political and security implications of North Korea’s social changes?

Featuring:

Zheng Jiyong, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director, Center for Korean Studies, Fudan University

William H. Overholt, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, Harvard University

Jenny Town, Fellow and Managing Editor of 38 North, the Stimson Center

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The Rank and File, 1971 - ★★★★

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The Rank and File, a 1971 BBC production from writer Jim Allen and director Ken Loach, is a good one to watch in tandem with Colin Welland's 1974 play Leeds United! focusing as it does on another impactful strike that hit the UK in 1970; the Pilkingtons Glass strike of St Helens.

I come from St Helens, and Pilks was, asides from the mines, the biggest employer in the town. Established in the 1826 by the Pilkington and Greenall families, everyone in St Helens either worked at, or knew someone who worked at Pilks. My maternal grandfather worked at Pilks in the '60s, after a spell down the pit after naval service during the war, and my dad and several of his brothers worked at Pilks too. Indeed, my dad and at least one of his brothers were part of the picket and strike committee dramatised here.

It's important to address that this is a dramatisation. The BBC, for some reason, panicked at Allen's screenplay and demanded that the names were changed (to protect the guilty?). As a result, Loach filmed the piece in his native West Midlands, and changed the name of the employer to Wilkinson. It didn't stop him however from casting actors from Merseyside and Lancashire.

But the facts, as laid out by Loach and Allen, are not to be disputed. Viewed today, one may flinch or express surprise at some of the sequences here, but they did indeed happen. The media reported the whole strike for better pay and conditions as an example of communist infiltration against a renowned and respectable, kindly and paternal employer (because it was a family business who deigned to give its workforce a bag of coal at Christmas it was seen as above reproach, rather than the utterly Dickensian truth) when, in reality, the infiltration was actually coming from the establishment. The rank and file strike committee leader, Gerry Caughey (portrayed here as 'Eddie', by Boys from the Blackstuff's Peter Kerrigan), had his phone tapped throughout, as indeed did a number of his comrades. Special Branch have since confirmed that they had detectives masquerading as striking workers on the picket line. What they haven't necessarily admitted to however is some of the intimidating dirty tricks they pulled as depicted here; a brick through the window of one family and one worker getting picked up off the street, driven to the outskirts of town and given a good kicking. My Dad confirms that this genuinely did happen, and more than once. Equally, my uncle recalls being chased on foot across town after coming from one strike meeting. They weren't after a chat, that's for sure. Likewise, the attitudes of Pilkingtons in the aftermath of the strike as the men returned to work was just as despicable as shown here; Caughey was persecuted, given a menial job for a deal less money and constantly monitored by staff, even down to accompanying him to the toilet. When he protested to the TUC, citing an agreement was reached by all concerned that no victimisation was to take place on return to duties, he was sacked and blacklisted, along with several others from the strike committee. To my knowledge, many of them didn't work for a great deal of the 1970s, that is until Smurfitts - a place where my Dad was then working too - took them on at the tail end of the decade. Caughey was almost immediately elected shop steward at the plant. But consider the fate, as depicted here, of those who were 'whitelisted'; the film ends with one old employee of 43 years standing being told that he could return to work but, because he went out on strike, he would have to be newly employed, rather than reinstated. This meant that he was no longer entitled to his pension, which he'd been paying in for 43 years. But hey, he'd still get his bag of coal at Christmas, right?

As a film, The Rank and File is an authentic and forensic examination of the relationship between employer and employees. The employer, to be efficient and effective, wants a docile, sheep-like workforce, whilst the workforce in turn, want better conditions, pay and security. These desires are not complimentary of course, and this is why we had (note 'had') unions and the recourse to withhold labour. In essence, the class system and the industrial situation is one based upon a conflict of interests. It is the establishment, who represent the interests of the employers, who push and pursue this myth that class is no longer an issue, and that it is of benefit to all to do as the employers desire. 'We're all in it together' as Cameron's Tory mantra put it. Yes, but some are more in it (the shit) than most. Capitalist society and its economy is not organised for everyone's mutual benefit and this is its greatest failing. It's greatest success of course is that it convinces the workers to accept their lot.

I make the argument above because it is clear to me that the establishment, via the media, are preserving this status quo and spoon-feeding this lie to the masses. Things may have been bad in the 1970s, the media may have spun the idea that industrial action was the result of subversive militant agitators from Russia, but at least television had the courage then to actually make and broadcast plays like this and Leeds United! Where are these plays now?

Television has gone the way of the billionaire right wing press barons. It does no longer broadcast the kind of truth, that represented and spoke to its mass audience. And yet the issues are still here within our society, it's just that the way we hear about them is absent. Where are the TV dramas about recent industrial actions within the NHS, where the Thatcherite introduction of private domestic services now employ a mostly immigrant workforce who must sign a contract to say that they will not join a union or attempt to organise? Where too, was the drama about the junior doctors strike? Television hasn't interested itself in the working classes or its fight for a fair crack since Jimmy McGovern's Dockers...and that was twenty years ago. Certainly McGovern still works in TV and his is still an authentic and impassioned working class voice, but his subjects now are less polemical and concerned with things that most would agree upon as important, such as the deficiencies in dementia care in the appropriately titled Care. We can all accept our NHS is struggling and that this personally affects the treatment we get, but the real issue is surely the systematic and damaging levels of cuts that the Tories have attacked the NHS with since resuming power in 2010. A film like Care should leave every viewer demanding at the ballot box an end to the willful Tory destruction of the NHS, not leaving some considering going private or believing that nothing can be done.

The frustrating thing of course is that there is clearly an appetite for films that truthfully address the issues facing the working classes. In cinema, Ken Loach himself is repeatedly and rightly lauded for powerful work after powerful work, with the impressive one-two punch of I, Daniel Blake and Sorry We Missed You rightly pointing the finger at the Tory government's door, whilst Mike Leigh's Peterloo saw audience ponder how little we have progressed since 1819, and Matthew Warchus' Pride reminded us not just of what we, as a class, lost in the 1980s, but what we can gain if we come together.

The BBC will never acknowledge this wave of populist working class drama though, and we will never reach the dizzying heights of their drama output from the 1960s through to the 1980s, nor will we find the next Ken Loach, Mike Leigh or Jimmy McGovern. This is because the BBC are scared of upsetting the government of the day. They are a supposedly impartial public service broadcaster but they are reliant on the government finding their output favourable or else they will lose their charter. As a result, we pay a licence fee for zero representation in drama or comedy and for the most blatantly biased news coverage this side of North Korea. Recently, I read a book about how Romanian state television had to portray its communist leader, Nicolae Ceaușescu. Here was a man who blinked a lot and stumbled and stuttered over his words, but the general public were not allowed to see these flaws and so the state television had to painstakingly edit every appearance and speech to cover up any embarrassment. Watching the BBC these past few weeks (during an election campaign I hasten to add) broadcast footage on their Breakfast show of Boris Johnson correctly lay a wreath at the 2016 Remembrance Sunday service as opposed to the footage from this year, where he jumped his cue, looked dishevelled and laid the wreath upside down, or watch the BBC News deliberately edit out the jeers of derision and laughter he faced during his Question Time appearance, replacing it with applause instead, tells me that we are a long, long way from the truth that they once fearlessly broadcast.

Vote Labour next month to change this. Please.

The Rank and File is part of the excellent Ken Loach at the BBC DVD boxset, but it is also available to watch for nowt on YouTube.


          

North Korea conducts another short-range missile test

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North Korea fired two short-range projectiles towards the East Sea (Sea of Japan) on 28 November in what was Pyongyang’s 13th such weapon test this year. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement that both projectiles were launched in an easterly direction at around
          

Seoul lodges complaint with Pyongyang over firing drills near inter-Korean maritime border

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South Korea has lodged a complaint with North Korea about what it described as artillery firing drills conducted by Pyongyang on 23 November from an islet near the inter-Korean border in the Yellow Sea (also known as West Sea), the Yonhap News Agency quoted the South Korean Ministry of National
          

【みんな生きている】ローマ教皇会談編[拉致問題担当大臣]/産経新聞

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-その命、見捨てますか?-
《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!菅長官、ローマ教皇の拉致問題解決支持は「有意義」》

菅 義偉(すが・よしひで)官房長官兼拉致問題担当相は11月26日の記者会見で、ローマ教皇(法王)フランシスコ(His Holiness Francis)が11月25日に安倍晋三首相と会談した際に北朝鮮による日本人拉致問題の早期解決を支持したことについて

「問題の解決に向けた国際連携を深めていく上で大変有意義だった」

と述べた。
菅氏は

「わが国による自主的な取り組みが重要であり、一日も早い解決に向け、冷静な分析の上、あらゆるチャンスを逃すことなく全力で行動していきたい」

と強調した。

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■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
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『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
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◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(拉致被害時28歳)
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
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[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.

《特定失踪者・金田竜光さんについて》
◆氏名:金田 竜光
(かねだたつみつ)
◆失踪年月日:昭和54(1979)年ごろ
◆生年月日:昭和27(1952)年
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:26歳
◆当時の住所:兵庫県神戸市東灘区青木
◆当時の身分:中華料理店「来大」の店員
◆身長:180cm
◆特徴:
1)非常に痩せていた
2)右小鼻から右目にかけて薄いあざ
3)明るく社交的で友人が多かった
◆失踪場所:神戸市東灘区

【失踪状況】
金田さんは韓国籍。
田中 実さん(昭和53年に拉致)と同じ施設で育った。
幼少の折に両親が離婚し、神戸市の児童養護施設に姉と共に預けられる。
昭和43年に同施設を卒園(田中 実さんも同年卒園、ただし田中さんは高卒で3歳年上)。
昭和52年頃、田中 実さん拉致実行犯・韓竜大(ハン・ヨンデ)が経営する中華料理店「来大」に勤務。
昭和53年には田中 実さんを「来大」に紹介し、共に働く。
同じ年の6月6日、韓竜大の誘いにより、田中 実さんがオーストリア・ウィーンに出国。その後半年程して、田中 実さん投函によるオーストリアからの国際郵便を受け取る。
その内容は「オーストリアはいいところであり、仕事もあるのでこちらに来ないか」との誘いであった。田中 実さんの誘いを受け入れ、打ち合わせと言って東京に向かったが、以後一切連絡がなく、行方不明となる。
連絡がないことを不思議に思った友人が、この間の事情を知る韓竜大に再三説明を求めたが、「知らない」と繰り返す。
その後失踪した2人を知る友人たちの間で「2人は北朝鮮にいる」との噂が広まり、韓竜大に近づく者がいなかった。
「救う会兵庫」は平成14年10月に韓竜大、15年7月にその共犯である曹廷楽(チョ・ジョンガリ)についての告発状を兵庫県警に提出している。
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《救う会認定拉致被害者・福留貴美子さんについて》
◆氏名:福留 貴美子
(ふくとめきみこ)
◆失踪年月日:1976(昭和51)年7月18日または19日
◆生年月日:1952(昭和27)年1月1日
◆当時の住所:東京都渋谷区恵比寿
◆当時の身分:アルバイト
◆最終失踪関連地点:海外

【失踪状況】
1976(昭和51)年7月中旬、同居していた友人に「モンゴルに行く」と言い残して出国後、行方不明となる。
1980(昭和55)年3月、突然同居していた渋谷区恵比寿の友人宅に現れた後、横浜市の友人宅に2泊した後、「大阪に行く」と言い残して再び行方不明となるが、後に北朝鮮に渡ったよど号犯の岡本 武と結婚し2児をもうけていたことが明らかになる。
1996(平成8)年夏によど号犯グループの小西隆裕から実家に「1988(昭和63)年夏に土砂崩れで死亡したと北朝鮮側から知らせを受けた」旨の手紙が送られてきたが、真相は不明のままである。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■大阪府警HP
http://www.police.pref.osaka.jp/
■高知県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kochi.lg.jp/

《新潟県警・愛知県警公開特定失踪者・渡邉浩成さんについて》
◆氏名:渡邉 浩成
(わたなべひろまさ)
◆当時の年齢:23歳(昭和60年当時)
◆当時の住所:愛知県名古屋市中区
◆新潟県三条市出身
◆当時の職業:郵便局員
◆身長:170cmくらい

【失踪状況】
昭和60年12月、岐阜県岐阜市の職場を出た後、行方不明になっています。
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■愛知県警HP
http://www.pref.aichi.jp/police/
■岐阜県警HP
http://www.pref.gifu.lg.jp/police/



【拉致事件、捜査の現状】
北朝鮮による拉致事件を巡り、日本の警察はこれまで実行犯や指示役として北朝鮮の元工作員たち合わせて11人を国際手配しています。
拉致には金正日(キム・ジョンイル)総書記が掌握していた対外情報調査部と呼ばれる工作機関が組織的に関わっていた疑いが強いと見て捜査を続けています。
このうち、福井県の地村保志さん・富貴恵さん夫妻を拉致した実行犯として元工作員の辛光洙(シン・グァンス)容疑者が手配されています。
また、大阪府の原 敕晁さんが拉致された事件では、辛容疑者とともに金吉旭(キム・キルウク)容疑者も共犯者として手配されています。
この他、東京都の久米 裕さん拉致事件では金世鎬(キム・セホ)容疑者が、新潟県の曽我ひとみさん拉致事件にはキム・ミョンスク容疑者がそれぞれ関わったとして手配されています。
北海道出身の渡辺秀子さんの子供2人の拉致事件では、工作員グループのリーダー格で北朝鮮にいると見られる洪寿恵(ホン・スヘ)こと木下陽子容疑者が手配されています。
新潟県の蓮池 薫さん・祐木子さん夫妻の拉致事件ではチェ・スンチョル容疑者が実行犯として手配されている他、金総書記が掌握していた対外報調査部と呼ばれる北朝鮮の工作機関の幹部であるハン・クムニョン容疑者とキム・ナンジン容疑者が拉致の実行を指示したとして手配されています。
ハン容疑者たちは工作機関で「指導員」と呼ばれる立場で、辛光洙容疑者たちもこの組織の一員だったことがわかっており、警察は北朝鮮が組織的に拉致を実行した疑いが強いと見て捜査を続けています。
よど号ハイジャック事件のメンバーたちも1980年代にヨーロッパで相次いだ3人の日本人拉致に関わった疑いで国際手配されています。
このうち、有本恵子さん拉致事件では魚本公博(安部公博)容疑者が、石岡 亨さんと松木 薫さん拉致事件ではよど号メンバーの妻の森 順子・若林佐喜子両容疑者がそれぞれ手配されています。
          

【みんな生きている】ローマ教皇会談編[総理大臣]/産経新聞

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《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!ローマ教皇、拉致早期解決を支持 安倍首相と会談》

安倍晋三首相は11月25日、ローマ教皇(法王)フランシスコ(His Holiness Francis)と首相官邸で会談し、日本とバチカンの二国間関係を強化していくことを確認した。
日本政府によると、首相は北朝鮮による日本人拉致問題の早期解決に向けて理解と支持を求め、教皇の支持を得た。
会談で首相は

「日本とバチカンは、平和、核なき世界の実現、貧困の撲滅、人権、環境などを重視するパートナーだ」

と述べた。
教皇は「核兵器のない世界」の実現に向けた日本の取り組みを支持した。
首相と教皇の会談は、平成26年の首相のバチカン訪問時以来、5年ぶり2回目。このとき、首相が教皇の来日を要請していた。
拉致問題解決に向けて教皇の支持を得た意義は大きい。教皇はキリスト教カトリック信徒約13億人のトップに立ち、約180カ国・地域と外交関係を持つバチカンの元首でもある。高い情報収集力と発信力を背景に、教皇の言動は国際社会に大きな影響力を持つ。教皇を通じて拉致問題を世界に訴え、解決への機運を高めることが期待できる。
会談後、首相と教皇は官邸で要人や外交団との集いに出席した。
首相はスピーチで

「理由もないままとらわれの身となり、解放をまちわびる人々がいる。誰一人として、見捨ててはならない」

と強調した。拉致問題が念頭にあるとみられる。
教皇は講演で

「民族間、国家間の紛争は、対話によってのみ有効な解決を見いだせる」

と述べ、対話の重要性を強調した。

■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■自由朝鮮HP
http://cheollimacivildefense.org/
■実録!絵で見る北朝鮮「教化所」拷問の実態「THE FACT」
https://youtu.be/QBJcDDGwdFo
■アメリカ北朝鮮人権委員会(HRNK)HP
https://www.hrnk.org/
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナTV脱北者日本語字幕版
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS0GqKLezT4179A9Wy4smneKYQxrq2shl



◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(拉致被害時28歳)
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.

《特定失踪者・金田竜光さんについて》
◆氏名:金田 竜光
(かねだたつみつ)
◆失踪年月日:昭和54(1979)年ごろ
◆生年月日:昭和27(1952)年
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:26歳
◆当時の住所:兵庫県神戸市東灘区青木
◆当時の身分:中華料理店「来大」の店員
◆身長:180cm
◆特徴:
1)非常に痩せていた
2)右小鼻から右目にかけて薄いあざ
3)明るく社交的で友人が多かった
◆失踪場所:神戸市東灘区

【失踪状況】
金田さんは韓国籍。
田中 実さん(昭和53年に拉致)と同じ施設で育った。
幼少の折に両親が離婚し、神戸市の児童養護施設に姉と共に預けられる。
昭和43年に同施設を卒園(田中 実さんも同年卒園、ただし田中さんは高卒で3歳年上)。
昭和52年頃、田中 実さん拉致実行犯・韓竜大(ハン・ヨンデ)が経営する中華料理店「来大」に勤務。
昭和53年には田中 実さんを「来大」に紹介し、共に働く。
同じ年の6月6日、韓竜大の誘いにより、田中 実さんがオーストリア・ウィーンに出国。その後半年程して、田中 実さん投函によるオーストリアからの国際郵便を受け取る。
その内容は「オーストリアはいいところであり、仕事もあるのでこちらに来ないか」との誘いであった。田中 実さんの誘いを受け入れ、打ち合わせと言って東京に向かったが、以後一切連絡がなく、行方不明となる。
連絡がないことを不思議に思った友人が、この間の事情を知る韓竜大に再三説明を求めたが、「知らない」と繰り返す。
その後失踪した2人を知る友人たちの間で「2人は北朝鮮にいる」との噂が広まり、韓竜大に近づく者がいなかった。
「救う会兵庫」は平成14年10月に韓竜大、15年7月にその共犯である曹廷楽(チョ・ジョンガリ)についての告発状を兵庫県警に提出している。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

《救う会認定拉致被害者・福留貴美子さんについて》
◆氏名:福留 貴美子
(ふくとめきみこ)
◆失踪年月日:1976(昭和51)年7月18日または19日
◆生年月日:1952(昭和27)年1月1日
◆当時の住所:東京都渋谷区恵比寿
◆当時の身分:アルバイト
◆最終失踪関連地点:海外

【失踪状況】
1976(昭和51)年7月中旬、同居していた友人に「モンゴルに行く」と言い残して出国後、行方不明となる。
1980(昭和55)年3月、突然同居していた渋谷区恵比寿の友人宅に現れた後、横浜市の友人宅に2泊した後、「大阪に行く」と言い残して再び行方不明となるが、後に北朝鮮に渡ったよど号犯の岡本 武と結婚し2児をもうけていたことが明らかになる。
1996(平成8)年夏によど号犯グループの小西隆裕から実家に「1988(昭和63)年夏に土砂崩れで死亡したと北朝鮮側から知らせを受けた」旨の手紙が送られてきたが、真相は不明のままである。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■大阪府警HP
http://www.police.pref.osaka.jp/
■高知県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kochi.lg.jp/

《新潟県警・愛知県警公開特定失踪者・渡邉浩成さんについて》
◆氏名:渡邉 浩成
(わたなべひろまさ)
◆当時の年齢:23歳(昭和60年当時)
◆当時の住所:愛知県名古屋市中区
◆新潟県三条市出身
◆当時の職業:郵便局員
◆身長:170cmくらい

【失踪状況】
昭和60年12月、岐阜県岐阜市の職場を出た後、行方不明になっています。
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■愛知県警HP
http://www.pref.aichi.jp/police/
■岐阜県警HP
http://www.pref.gifu.lg.jp/police/



【拉致事件、捜査の現状】
北朝鮮による拉致事件を巡り、日本の警察はこれまで実行犯や指示役として北朝鮮の元工作員たち合わせて11人を国際手配しています。
拉致には金正日(キム・ジョンイル)総書記が掌握していた対外情報調査部と呼ばれる工作機関が組織的に関わっていた疑いが強いと見て捜査を続けています。
このうち、福井県の地村保志さん・富貴恵さん夫妻を拉致した実行犯として元工作員の辛光洙(シン・グァンス)容疑者が手配されています。
また、大阪府の原 敕晁さんが拉致された事件では、辛容疑者とともに金吉旭(キム・キルウク)容疑者も共犯者として手配されています。
この他、東京都の久米 裕さん拉致事件では金世鎬(キム・セホ)容疑者が、新潟県の曽我ひとみさん拉致事件にはキム・ミョンスク容疑者がそれぞれ関わったとして手配されています。
北海道出身の渡辺秀子さんの子供2人の拉致事件では、工作員グループのリーダー格で北朝鮮にいると見られる洪寿恵(ホン・スヘ)こと木下陽子容疑者が手配されています。
新潟県の蓮池 薫さん・祐木子さん夫妻の拉致事件ではチェ・スンチョル容疑者が実行犯として手配されている他、金総書記が掌握していた対外報調査部と呼ばれる北朝鮮の工作機関の幹部であるハン・クムニョン容疑者とキム・ナンジン容疑者が拉致の実行を指示したとして手配されています。
ハン容疑者たちは工作機関で「指導員」と呼ばれる立場で、辛光洙容疑者たちもこの組織の一員だったことがわかっており、警察は北朝鮮が組織的に拉致を実行した疑いが強いと見て捜査を続けています。
よど号ハイジャック事件のメンバーたちも1980年代にヨーロッパで相次いだ3人の日本人拉致に関わった疑いで国際手配されています。
このうち、有本恵子さん拉致事件では魚本公博(安部公博)容疑者が、石岡 亨さんと松木 薫さん拉致事件ではよど号メンバーの妻の森 順子・若林佐喜子両容疑者がそれぞれ手配されています。
          

【みんな生きている】菅 義偉編[担当大臣訪米1]/FNN

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《ポスト安倍?アメリカ要人と相次ぎ会談予定 菅官房長官訪米へ》

菅 義偉官房長官兼拉致問題担当大臣は、5月9日から4日間の日程でアメリカを訪問し、本格的な外交デビューを果たします。
ポスト安倍の有力候補に急浮上しつつある菅拉致問題担当大臣は、アメリカ政府からも異例の厚遇で迎えられる見通しですが、その外交手腕は未知数です。
菅拉致問題担当大臣は今回、米・朝交渉の窓口を担うマイク・ポンぺオ(Mike Pompeo)国務長官やマイク・ペンス(Mike Pence)副大統領たち外交や安全保障のキーマンと相次いで会談します。
政府関係者は、

「アメリカが菅官房長官を重視している表れだ」

と指摘し、安倍晋三総理大臣-ドナルド・トランプ(Donald John Trump)大統領のラインとともに、重層的な日・米関係の強化に期待を寄せています。
拉致問題担当も兼ねる菅官房長官は、日・朝首脳会談の実現に向け、アメリカサイドからも局面打開へのさらなる後押しを得たい考えです。
今回の外交デビューの成果で、菅拉致問題担当大臣はポスト安倍の本命となり得るのか、その真価が問われることになりそうです。

■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■自由朝鮮HP
http://cheollimacivildefense.org/
■実録!絵で見る北朝鮮「教化所」拷問の実態「THE FACT」
https://youtu.be/QBJcDDGwdFo
■アメリカ北朝鮮人権委員会(HRNK)HP
https://www.hrnk.org/
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナTV脱北者日本語字幕版
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS0GqKLezT4179A9Wy4smneKYQxrq2shl



《特定失踪者・藤田 進さんについて》
※国連人権理事会(United Nations Human Rights Council=UNHRC)が調査要請を受理した事案
◆氏名:藤田 進
(ふじたすすむ)
(Susumu Fujita)
◆失踪年月日:昭和51(1976)年2月7日
◆生年月日:昭和31(1956)年6月16日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:19歳
◆当時の住所:埼玉県川口市南町
◆当時の身分:東京学芸大学教育学部1年生
◆特徴:
1)家ではあまりしゃべらないタイプ
2)ギターがうまかった
◆失踪場所:埼玉県川口市の自宅

【失踪状況】
失踪当日6:30~7:00頃、以前から言っていた新宿のガードマンのバイトに行くといって服を持って家を出たまま帰らず。
後に新宿にある全ての警備会社に電話で問い合わせたが該当者はいなかった。
脱北者が北朝鮮から持ち出した写真が鑑定の結果、藤田 進さんである可能性が極めて高いことが判明。
平成16年1月28日、埼玉県警に告発状提出。
■埼玉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.saitama.lg.jp/
■救う会埼玉HP
http://sukuukai.gozaru.jp/
■藤田隆司さんfacebook
http://ja-jp.facebook.com/takasi.fujita.3
■緑風香ブログ
http://ryokuhuuka.wordpress.com/
■拉致問題を考える川口の会HP
http://kawaguchi.aikotoba.jp/list.htm

《特定失踪者・藤田 慎さんについて》
※藤田 進さん・隆司さん兄弟の叔父
◆氏名:藤田 慎
(ふじたしん)
(Shin Fujita)
◆失踪年月日:昭和35(1960)年
◆生年月日:昭和6(1931)年9月5日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:29歳
◆当時の住所:東京都大田区蒲田
◆当時の身分:三菱重工業か石川島播磨重工業のどちらかに勤務
◆身長:165cmくらい
◆体重:65kg〜70kg
◆特徴:
1)柔道をやっていてがっしりした体格
2)川に潜って魚獲りをするのが好きだった
3)長兄(藤田 進さんの父)と顔が似ている
◆失踪場所:東京都大田区蒲田本町(姉夫婦の当時の居住地)

【失踪状況】
長兄に「旅行に行く」と新品の靴を借りに来る。
次兄夫婦には、「結婚したい人がいる」と相談。
また、弟にお金を借りに来る。
その後音信不通。
失踪から数年後、兄夫婦宅(埼玉県川口市仲町)に年賀状が届く。
字体は達筆(本人の字体に似ていた)。
差出人の名前がなかった。
消印は世田谷だったようである。
昭和51年2月7日、埼玉県川口市で失踪した藤田 進さんの叔父にあたる。
北朝鮮にいるとの不確定情報がある。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■埼玉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.saitama.lg.jp/
■藤田隆司さんfacebook
http://ja-jp.facebook.com/takasi.fujita.3

《特定失踪者・古川了子さんについて》
◆氏名:古川 了子
(ふるかわのりこ)
(Noriko Furukawa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年7月7日
◆生年月日:昭和30(1955)年1月1日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:18歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県市原市菊間
◆当時の身分:三井造船社員(経理)
◆身長:157cmくらい
◆血液型:B型
◆特徴:
1)中学時代水泳部、高校では卓球部部長。
2)書き初めで入選したことあり、簿記、珠算和文タイプ等資格持っている。
3)左利き。文字を書くのは左右同じに使える。
4)左眉に途切れたような傷がある。
◆失踪場所:千葉県市原市の自宅を出てから

【失踪状況】
当日は土曜日で会社が休みだったので、午前中に美容院に行って午後から母親と浴衣を買いに行く予定をしていた。
午前中、了子さんは母親が知らない間に家を出ていたが、美容院に了子さんから電話で「今日の美容院はキャンセルしたい。出かけるところができたので母親に浴衣を買いに行けなくなったと伝えて下さい」と言った。
母親は美容院の人から電話を貰い、友達にでも会うことになったのだろうと気にはしなかったが、それから何の音沙汰もなくなった。
7月に初めて貰ったボーナスは手付かずだし預金通帳も置いたまま。
持って出たのは財布とハンカチくらいしか入らない、いつも持っている小さなバッグ1つだけだった。
その後、家にも勤め先にも全く連絡なし。中学や高校の友人も心あたりはなかった。
元北朝鮮工作員の安明進(アン・ミョンジン)氏が、「1991年に平壌市内の病院にいた女性と似ている」と証言している。
平成16年1月29日、千葉県警に告発状提出。
平成17年4月13日政府に対し拉致認定を求め東京地裁に提訴。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/
■救う会千葉HP
http://sukuukaichiba.web.fc2.com/
■救う会千葉ブログ
http://sukuukaichiba.blog.fc2.com/
■古川了子さんを救う会HP
http://2.furukawanoriko.michikusa.jp/
■しおかぜ収録inハーグ
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CeE7fbhZALk

《特定失踪者・関谷俊子さんについて》
◆氏名:関谷 俊子
(せきやとしこ)
(Toshiko Sekiya)
◆失踪年月日:昭和49(1974)年7月11日
◆生年月日:昭和32(1957)年5月19日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:17歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県市原市徳氏
◆当時の身分:薬品会社勤務。定時制高校在学中
◆身長:160cm
◆体重:50kgくらい
◆血液型:A型またはO型
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)ソフトボールをやっていて、実業団に入るのを勧められた
3)スポーツは得意
◆失踪場所:千葉市内

【失踪状況】
親類の峰島英雄さんと幼馴染の同級生・遠山常子さんと千葉市内の飲食店で飲食後、峰島さんが「車で二人を家まで送ってくる」と店の従業員に言い残して出たまま3人一緒に行方不明となった。
店は峰島さんの兄が店長で妹が従業員。
峰島さんの乗っていた車も発見されていない。
関谷さんは古川了子さん(昭和48年失踪)と同じ高校で3学年下。
古川事件の1年後の同じ7月の失踪。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/
■救う会千葉HP
http://sukuukaichiba.web.fc2.com/

《特定失踪者・遠山常子さんについて》
◆氏名:遠山 常子
(とおやまつねこ)
(Tsuneko To'yama)
◆失踪年月日:昭和49(1974)年7月11日
◆生年月日:昭和32(1957)年6月22日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:17歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県市原市田淵
◆当時の身分:県立高校学生(夜間部)
◆当時の勤務先:千葉市内のスーパーマーケット
◆身長:158cm~160cmくらい
◆血液型:B型
◆特徴:
1)中肉中背で、関谷俊子さんより背がやや低い2)ポッチャリしていた
3)左右どちらかは不明だが眉の上にホクロの切除痕有り
◆失踪場所:千葉市内

【失踪状況】
幼馴染の同級生・関谷俊子さんとその親類の峰島英雄さんと千葉市内の飲食店で飲食後、峰島さんが「車で二人を家まで送ってくる」と店の従業員に言い残して出たまま3人一緒に行方不明となった。
店は峰島さんの兄が店長で妹が従業員。
峰島さんの乗っていた車も発見されていない。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/
■救う会千葉HP
http://sukuukaichiba.web.fc2.com/

《特定失踪者・峰島英雄さんについて》
◆氏名:峰島 英雄
(みねしまひでお)
(Hideo Mineshima)
◆失踪年月日:昭和49(1974)年7月11日
◆生年月日:昭和27(1952)年9月2日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:21歳
◆当時の住所:千葉市(稲毛区)轟町
◆当時の身分:千葉市内の電話工事会社社員(下請け)
◆身長:170cm
◆血液型:B型またはO型
◆特徴:
1)ガッチリした体型
2)少し空手を習っていた
3)飲酒・喫煙をする
4)軽装
◆失踪場所:千葉市内

【失踪状況】
当日夜、遠山常子さんと、幼馴染の友人女性である関谷俊子さん、ならびに関谷俊子さんの親戚である峰島英雄さんの3人は、英雄さんの兄が店長を務め妹が勤務する千葉市内の飲食店で食事をした。
数時間店に滞在。英雄さんが「二人を車で家に送ってくる。おなかも空いたので、戻ってくるからおにぎりを作っておいてくれ」と言って店を出たが戻って来なかった。
その後三人からの連絡は一切無し。
車(赤いマーク2)も発見されていない。
失踪の当日は、関谷俊子さんの引越しの日だった。
失踪以降、何ら手がかりとなるものは無かった。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/
■救う会千葉HP
http://sukuukaichiba.web.fc2.com/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
          

【みんな生きている】松原 仁編[国連決議に基づく強制送還]/FNN

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《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!松原議員に対する政府答弁書「制裁破りに関わる北朝鮮当局者の強制送還可能」》

(以下は、加藤 健さんのブログからの転載です)
松原 仁先生が提出した「在日北朝鮮当局者の強制送還に関する質問主意書」に対して政府は11月1日、国連決議に基づく強制送還はすぐにも可能との答弁書を閣議決定しました。まさかこれほどストレートな答弁が出るとは思わず驚きました。松原先生に大感謝です!
質問主意書は国連安保理決議第2270号パラグラフ13の「制裁破りに関わる北朝鮮当局者を強制送還せよ」との決定を履行せよと迫るものです。質問は下記の衆議院HPで公開されていますが、決議の政府公式訳をそのまま引用していて読みにくいです。
http://www.shugiin.go.jp/internet/itdb_shitsumon.nsf/html/shitsumon/a200048.htm

決議を簡単にいえば、朝鮮総連幹部・職員などの「政府の代表又は北朝鮮政府の立場で行動するその他の北朝鮮国民」が制裁対象者・制裁違反者の代理・指示で行動していると認定したら、国連加盟国はその者を強制送還しなければならないという決定です。
念のために政府公式訳を書き出します。

「13.加盟国が、北朝鮮の外交官、政府の代表又は北朝鮮政府の立場で行動するその他の北朝鮮国民が、指定された個人若しくは団体又は制裁回避を支援し若しくは決議第1718号(2006年)、第1874号(2009年)、第2087号(2013年)、第2094号(2013年) 若しくはこの決議の規定に違反する個人若しくは団体の代理として又はそれらの指示により行動していると決定する場合には、当該加盟国は、適用可能な国内法及び国際法に従い、北朝鮮への送還を目的としてその個人を自国から追放することを決定するとともに(ただし、この規定は、国際連合の業務を実施するために北朝鮮政府代表者が国際連合本部又は他の国際連合の施設に移動することを妨げるものではない。)、この規定は、(a)司法手続の実施のためにその個人の存在が必要な場合、(b)専ら医療、安全若しくはその他の人道的目的のためにその個人の存在が必要な場合、又は (c)その個人の退去が決議第1718号(2006年)、第1874号(2009年)、第2087号(2013年)、第2094号(2013年)及びこの決議の目的に反すると委員会が個別の案件に応じて決定した場合には、特定の個人には適用されないことを決定する」

安保理決議は一般の法律より上位で、強い拘束力を持ちます。安保理の「決定」を国連加盟国は必ず履行しなければならず、多数国間条約と違い留保は認められません。日本政府は上記に当てはまる者がいれば強制送還する義務を負っています。特別永住権に関する国内法を理由に拒否できません(私のほうで国連関係者に確認済)。
松原先生の質問主意書は「履行するためにいかなる措置を講じたか?」と質問するかたちで政府に迫りました。
政府は、出入国管理及び難民認定法(入管法)で退去強制手続が定められており、決議で定められた義務を履行する措置はすでに講じられていると答弁しました。つまり現行法で今すぐできるということです。特別永住者であっても、安保理決議の要件に該当すれば直ちに強制送還できるのです。
退去強制手続の流れについては出入国在留管理庁HPにフローチャートが出ています。朝鮮総連幹部が泣こうが叫ぼうが、差別だ政治弾圧だと抗議しようが、フローチャートの流れに沿って北朝鮮に強制送還されます。
http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/tetuduki/taikyo/taikyo_flow.html

これは朝鮮総連に対する強烈な圧力です。幹部にとって北朝鮮への永住帰国は、日本の刑務所に10年服役するより遥かに恐ろしい事態です。安保理決議の要件が裁判所の確定判決でなく、政府による認定(条文上は「決定」)だと知ったら幹部はなおさら震え上がるでしょう。日本政府は再入国禁止措置同様、詳しい理由を明らかにすることなく強制送還できる権限を安保理決議によって付与されているのです。認定するだけです。圧倒的な力を持っています。
当局には強制送還をチラつかせながら、朝鮮総連幹部から拉致に関する情報を引き出していただきたいと願っています。情報を持つ者が日本にいます。強制送還という決定的カードを活用すれば情報は出てきます。

[日本国内にいる北朝鮮の国会議員]
◆許宗萬(ホ・ジョンマン):朝鮮総連議長
◆南昇祐(ナム・スンウ):朝鮮総連副議長
◆姜秋蓮(カン・チュリョン):朝鮮総連副議長、在日本朝鮮民主女性同盟中央委員長
◆朴忠佑(パク・チュンウ):在日本朝鮮商工連合会会長
◆韓東成(ハン・ドンソン):朝鮮大学校学長

■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■自由朝鮮HP
http://cheollimacivildefense.org/
■実録!絵で見る北朝鮮「教化所」拷問の実態「THE FACT」
https://youtu.be/QBJcDDGwdFo
■アメリカ北朝鮮人権委員会(HRNK)HP
https://www.hrnk.org/
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナTV脱北者日本語字幕版
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS0GqKLezT4179A9Wy4smneKYQxrq2shl



[松原議員が拉致問題担当大臣在任中、生存情報に接した事案]
《特定失踪者・藤田 進さんについて》
※国連人権理事会(United Nations Human Rights Council=UNHRC)が調査要請を受理した事案
◆氏名:藤田 進
(ふじたすすむ)
(Susumu Fujita)
◆失踪年月日:昭和51(1976)年2月7日
◆生年月日:昭和31(1956)年6月16日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:19歳
◆当時の住所:埼玉県川口市南町
◆当時の身分:東京学芸大学教育学部1年生
◆特徴:
1)家ではあまりしゃべらないタイプ
2)ギターがうまかった
◆失踪場所:埼玉県川口市の自宅

【失踪状況】
失踪当日6:30~7:00頃、以前から言っていた新宿のガードマンのバイトに行くといって服を持って家を出たまま帰らず。
後に新宿にある全ての警備会社に電話で問い合わせたが該当者はいなかった。
脱北者が北朝鮮から持ち出した写真が鑑定の結果、藤田 進さんである可能性が極めて高いことが判明。
平成16年1月28日、埼玉県警に告発状提出。
■埼玉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.saitama.lg.jp/
■救う会埼玉HP
http://sukuukai.gozaru.jp/
■藤田隆司さんfacebook
http://ja-jp.facebook.com/takasi.fujita.3
■緑風香ブログ
http://ryokuhuuka.wordpress.com/
■拉致問題を考える川口の会HP
http://kawaguchi.aikotoba.jp/list.htm

[松原議員が拉致問題担当大臣在任中、生存情報に接した事案]
《特定失踪者・大澤孝司さんについて》
◆氏名:大澤 孝司
(おおさわたかし)
(Takashi O'sawa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和49(1974)年2月24日
◆生年月日:昭和21(1946)年6月21日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:27歳
◆当時の住所:新潟県佐渡市の独身寮
◆当時の身分:新潟県佐渡市の県農地事務所勤務。それ以前は小出(現・魚沼市)の農地事務所に勤務
◆身長:172cm
◆体重:65kg~67kg
◆特徴:
1)中肉中背
2)頭の上の左側に丸い3くらいの交通事故時の禿があり、髪の毛で隠していた
3)近視・色弱
4)垂れた髪を手で上げて、終わると頭をゆする癖
5)煙草を1日20~30本吸う
6)新潟弁を喋る
7)趣味はカメラと猟銃
◆失踪場所:新潟県佐渡郡新穂村

【失踪状況】
自宅独身寮から約400m離れた飲食店で夕食を済ませ、知人宅に寄った後行方不明。
当時事務所には50人~60人が勤務、うち15人~20人程度が本土から単身赴任で来ていた。
失踪時期は観光がオフシーズンだったため、最も忙しい時期に拉致された曽我ひとみさん母子と違い警察もかなり大規模に捜査してくれた。
以前勤務していた小出の事務所では失踪後まもなく「あれは北朝鮮にやられたのではないか」との話で持ちきりになったが、やがてぴたりと止んだという。
元同僚の話では「失踪の2~3日前、一緒の船で新潟から帰ってきた。船中では飲む話、食べる話などをしていて自殺や失踪のそぶりは全くなかった」とのこと。
北朝鮮製と思われるマッチが寮の前あたりに落ちていたという。
平成16年1月29日、新潟県警に告発状提出。
■大澤孝司さんと再会を果たす会HP
http://www.ric.hi-ho.ne.jp/takashi-o/
■大澤孝司さんと再会を果たす会・巻高同窓会HP
http://www.makiko-doso.jp/osawa/profile.html
■しおかぜ収録inハーグ
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CeE7fbhZALk

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
          

【みんな生きている】佐伯浩明編[北朝鮮人権映画祭・メッセージ]/FNN〈東京〉

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-その命、見捨てますか?-
《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!北朝鮮人権映画祭開催 佐伯浩明実行委員長のメッセージ》

■「北朝鮮に自由を! 人権映画祭」開催にあたり
北朝鮮帰還事業60年 北朝鮮に自由を!
人権映画祭実行委員会委員長 佐伯浩明

今からちょうど60年前の1959年(昭和34年)12月14日、在日朝鮮人を乗せた船が、北朝鮮に向けて、新潟港から出港しました。日朝両赤十字の協定で仕組みが作られ、赤十字国際委員会の関与の下、北朝鮮政府と朝鮮総連が組織を挙げて推し進めた「帰還(北送)事業」の始まりでした。
向かった先は、社会主義国家建設途上の「地上の楽園」のはずでした。しかし、朝鮮戦争で破壊され尽くした国土は、極度の物不足…怯える家族に注がれた厳しい監視の目…楽園とは名ばかりの地獄でした。
「総連に騙された」「日本に帰りたい」嘆いた帰国者には冷笑が返って来ました。反抗した者は強制収容所に送られました。現実に絶望し、「こんな筈ではなかったのに」と、自ら命を絶った帰国者もいました。その実態は、苦しみ喘ぐ帰国者からの手紙等で密かに日本に伝えられ、北朝鮮への帰国を望む在日朝鮮人も減少し、1984年(昭和59年)7月に事業そのものが終了しました。
この24年間に総計9万3340人(うち妻、夫、子供達など日本人は6839人)もの在日朝鮮人とその妻子らが、北朝鮮に送られました。しかし、日本は戦後復興に夢中で北朝鮮に渡った日本人妻や在日朝鮮人の動向には無関心でした。
そんな日本政府の動きを窺っていた北朝鮮は、帰還(北送)事業の前後から、国を挙げて、今も家族を苦しめている犯罪を行って来ました。拉致です。
日本政府・警察が認める日本人らの拉致被害及び未遂のケースは14件21人で、さらに警察庁が明らかにした北朝鮮への拉致の疑いが排除できない失踪者は約900人にものぼります。北朝鮮が拉致を認めて謝罪し、帰国できたのは5人に過ぎません。深刻な人権問題です。
北朝鮮による拉致被害は日本人だけではありません。韓国をはじめ10か国以上にも及び、『国連北朝鮮人権調査報告書』によれば、朝鮮戦争休戦以降今日まで、北朝鮮により拘束もしくは拉致された韓国人は3835人。うち516人が未帰還のままです。さらに、朝鮮戦争中に北朝鮮に拉致された韓国の民間人は9万人以上にのぼります。この他、少なくとも5万人の韓国軍捕虜が戦後帰還できず、うち約500人は今も北朝鮮に囚われていると推定されています。
幾多の悲劇を生んだ帰還(北送)事業には、もちろん当初から反対し、抗議し、帰国者を支えて来た人達がいました。さらに、北朝鮮による拉致犯罪を確信し、抗議し、被害者家族を支援して来た人達もいました。そうした各界各層の人々が連携して、この度、北朝鮮の人権に焦点を定めた「北朝鮮人権映画祭」を開催する運びとなりました。
第一日目は帰国事業の欺瞞と悲劇に関して、二日目は朝鮮半島内の実情と拉致問題の深刻さについて、新たな動きも含めた合計8本の日韓両国の映画作品を上映し、制作に携わった人たちのトーク・セッションもあります。
日本で初めての取り組みです。充分な準備は出来ていません。しかし、北朝鮮で苦しんでいる日本人、韓国人のみならず、朝鮮半島で苦しんでいる民衆の人権を守ろうという、壮大な挑戦です。
是非、拓殖大学文京キャンパスに足を運び、あなたの目で確かめてください。あなたの耳で聴いてください。そして、あなたの心で受け止めてください。
人権問題で苦しむ多くの人々を、救い出すために!

■「北朝鮮帰国者」の記憶を記録する会HP
http://www.kikokusya.org/2019/02/449/
■北朝鮮帰国者の記憶と記録facebook
https://facebook.com/groups/1967413446611233?src=email_notif
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■自由朝鮮HP
http://cheollimacivildefense.org/
■実録!絵で見る北朝鮮「教化所」拷問の実態「THE FACT」
https://youtu.be/QBJcDDGwdFo
■アメリカ北朝鮮人権委員会(HRNK)HP
https://www.hrnk.org/
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナTV脱北者日本語字幕版
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS0GqKLezT4179A9Wy4smneKYQxrq2shl



《特定失踪者・高 敬美さんについて》
※警察庁が北朝鮮による拉致と断定
◆氏名:高 敬美
(こう きよみ)
(Kiyomi Kou)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年12月頃
◆生年月日:昭和42(1967)年4月10日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:6歳
◆当時の身分:幼児
◆失踪場所:東京都目黒区のマンション

【失踪状況】
弟の高 剛さんとともに失踪。
2人は釧路出身の在日朝鮮人工作員である高大基(コ・デキ)と日本人渡辺秀子さんの子供。秀子さんは高が工作員であることは知らずに結婚した。
昭和48年6月頃、高大基が突然失踪したため、その行方を追って秀子さんは子供2人を連れ、東京都品川区にあるユニバース・トレーディング社の高の勤務先周辺を探し歩いていた。同社は表向きは貿易会社だが、北朝鮮が工作活動を行うための会社であった。
工作組織はそのことが明るみに出るのをおそれ、親子3人を誘い出し、上記マンションに監禁したうえ、秀子さんを殺害、子供2人を北朝鮮へ連れ去ったと見られている。
この事件については朝日放送の石高健次氏が月刊『文藝春秋』平成12年12月号で明らかにした。
平成15年1月30日、殺人と国外移送目的誘拐の疑いで、氏名不祥の数人を容疑者とする告訴状を警視庁に提出。
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・高 剛さんについて》
※警察庁が北朝鮮による拉致と断定
◆氏名:高 剛
(こう つよし)
(Tsuyoshi Kou)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年12月頃
◆生年月日:昭和45(1970)年6月29日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:3歳
◆当時の身分:幼児
◆失踪場所:東京都目黒区のマンション

【失踪状況】
姉の高 敬美さんとともに失踪。
2人は釧路出身の在日朝鮮人工作員である高大基(コ・デキ)と日本人渡辺秀子さんの子供。秀子さんは高が工作員であることは知らずに結婚した。
昭和48年6月頃、高大基が突然失踪したため、その行方を追って秀子さんは子供2人を連れ、東京都品川区にあるユニバース・トレーディング社の高の勤務先周辺を探し歩いていた。同社は表向きは貿易会社だが、北朝鮮が工作活動を行うための会社であった。
工作組織はそのことが明るみに出るのをおそれ、親子3人を誘い出し、上記マンションに監禁したうえ、秀子さんを殺害、子供2人を北朝鮮へ連れ去ったと見られている。
この事件については朝日放送の石高健次氏が月刊『文藝春秋』平成12年12月号で明らかにした。
平成15年1月30日、殺人と国外移送目的誘拐の疑いで、氏名不祥の数人を容疑者とする告訴状を警視庁に提出。
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・渡辺秀子さんについて》
※警察庁が北朝鮮による拉致と断定した2児の母親
◆氏名:渡辺 秀子
(わたなべひでこ)
(Hideko Watanabe)
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年12月頃
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年6月5日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:32歳
◆当時の住所:埼玉県上福岡市大原(現・埼玉県ふじみ野市)
◆当時の身分:主婦
◆北海道帯広市出身
◆身長:169cmくらい
◆体重:60kgくらい
◆失踪場所:東京都目黒区のマンション

【失踪状況】
地元の北海道で知り合って結婚した夫の在日朝鮮人工作員・高大基(コ・デキ)が突然失踪したため、その行方を追って秀子さんは子供2人を連れ、東京都品川区にあるユニバース・トレーディング社の高の勤務先周辺を探し歩いていた。同社は表向きは貿易会社だが、北朝鮮が工作活動を行うための会社であった。
工作組織はそのことが明るみに出るのをおそれ、親子3人を誘い出し、東京都目黒区のマンションに監禁したうえ、秀子さんを殺害、子供2人を北朝鮮へ連れ去ったと見られていた(月刊『文藝春秋』平成12年12月号。石高健次氏の論考)。
子供2人は翌年夏に北朝鮮へ連れ去られ、秀子さんは殺害されたとの説もある。
平成15年1月30日、殺人と国外移送目的誘拐の疑いで、氏名不祥の数人を容疑者とする告訴状を警視庁に提出。
しかし、遺体も見つかっておらず、拉致の可能性も否定できない。
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■埼玉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.saitama.lg.jp/

《特定失踪者・生島孝子さんについて》
◆氏名:生島 孝子
(いくしまたかこ)
(Takako Ikushima)
◆失踪年月日:昭和47(1972)年11月1日
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年6月14日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:31歳
◆当時の住所:東京都渋谷区
◆当時の身分:東京都港区役所麻布支所の電話交換手
◆身長:153cm
◆血液型:O型
◆失踪場所:東京都渋谷区の自宅アパート

【失踪状況】
当日、一日の年休届けを出し勤め先を休む。
朝、同居していた妹に「夕方に電話があったら出かける」と言っていたが、詳しいことは言わなかった。
衣類の入れ替えをし、夕方クリーニング店に衣類を出している。
孝子さんは翌日出勤時に着る服を揃えておいて出かけていた。その夜何の連絡もなく帰宅せず。
翌2日夜、自宅に電話があり、しばらく無言の後、「今更仕方ないだろ」と男性の声とともに切れた。
平成16年9月29日、警視庁に告発状提出。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
          

【みんな生きている】お知らせ[拉致問題パネル展・東京都立中央図書館]/FNN〈東京〉

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《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!「拉致被害者救出運動」写真パネル展開催》

■「拉致被害者救出運動」写真パネル展を開催します
12月10日から12月16日までは「北朝鮮人権侵害問題啓発週間」です。
東京に関連する拉致被害者等も数多く存在します。
北朝鮮当局による拉致は、わが国の主権に対する侵害であるとともに、重大な人権侵害問題です。
政府が認定した拉致被害者のほかにも、特定失踪者など、拉致の可能性を排除できない方々が多数存在します。
この中には、都内に住んでいた方や、都内で失踪した方も数多く含まれており、少なくとも50人の消息がいまだにつかめていません。
東京都等は、「北朝鮮人権侵害問題啓発週間」に合わせ、写真パネル展等を開催します。
すべての拉致被害者の早期帰国が実現するよう、一人ひとりの声によって、拉致問題解決を後押ししていきましょう。

1.日時・場所等
◆日 時:令和元年12月15日(日曜日)~12月26日(木曜日)
※12月20日は休館日です。
平日/午前10時00分~午後8時00分
土曜日・日曜日/午前10時00分~午後4時30分
◆場 所:東京都立中央図書館4階企画展示室
※港区南麻布5-7-13
◆主 催:東京都、北朝鮮による日本人拉致問題の完全解決を図る東京都議会議員連盟、北朝鮮による拉致被害者家族連絡会、北朝鮮に拉致された日本人を救出するための全国協議会、特定失踪者問題調査会
◆入場無料、事前申し込み不要です

2.プログラム
◆拉致被害者及び東京都関連特定失踪者等の写真パネルの展示
◆ブルーリボングッズ配布
※グッズは先着順です。なくなり次第終了します。

【ブルーリボン運動について】
ブルーリボン運動は、北朝鮮による拉致被害者の生存と救出を信じる意思表示として、青いリボンを着ける運動です。
リボンのブルーは、近くて遠い国である北朝鮮と祖国日本を隔てる「日本海の青」及び拉致被害者の方々とその家族を唯一結んでいる同じ空である「青い空」を、イメージしています。

3.問い合わせ先
◆東京都総務局人権部人権施策推進課まで

■東京都立中央図書館
https://www.library.metro.tokyo.jp/access/#central
■東京都総務局人権部人権施策推進課(問い合わせ先)
http://www.metro.tokyo.jp/tosei/hodohappyo/press/2019/11/26/22.html
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■自由朝鮮HP
http://cheollimacivildefense.org/
■実録!絵で見る北朝鮮「教化所」拷問の実態「THE FACT」
https://youtu.be/QBJcDDGwdFo
■アメリカ北朝鮮人権委員会(HRNK)HP
https://www.hrnk.org/
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナTV脱北者日本語字幕版
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS0GqKLezT4179A9Wy4smneKYQxrq2shl



《特定失踪者・高 敬美さんについて》
※警察庁が北朝鮮による拉致と断定
◆氏名:高 敬美
(こう きよみ)
(Kiyomi Kou)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年12月頃
◆生年月日:昭和42(1967)年4月10日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:6歳
◆当時の身分:幼児
◆失踪場所:東京都目黒区のマンション

【失踪状況】
弟の高 剛さんとともに失踪。
2人は釧路出身の在日朝鮮人工作員である高大基(コ・デキ)と日本人渡辺秀子さんの子供。秀子さんは高が工作員であることは知らずに結婚した。
昭和48年6月頃、高大基が突然失踪したため、その行方を追って秀子さんは子供2人を連れ、東京都品川区にあるユニバース・トレーディング社の高の勤務先周辺を探し歩いていた。同社は表向きは貿易会社だが、北朝鮮が工作活動を行うための会社であった。
工作組織はそのことが明るみに出るのをおそれ、親子3人を誘い出し、上記マンションに監禁したうえ、秀子さんを殺害、子供2人を北朝鮮へ連れ去ったと見られている。
この事件については朝日放送の石高健次氏が月刊『文藝春秋』平成12年12月号で明らかにした。
平成15年1月30日、殺人と国外移送目的誘拐の疑いで、氏名不祥の数人を容疑者とする告訴状を警視庁に提出。
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・高 剛さんについて》
※警察庁が北朝鮮による拉致と断定
◆氏名:高 剛
(こう つよし)
(Tsuyoshi Kou)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年12月頃
◆生年月日:昭和45(1970)年6月29日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:3歳
◆当時の身分:幼児
◆失踪場所:東京都目黒区のマンション

【失踪状況】
姉の高 敬美さんとともに失踪。
2人は釧路出身の在日朝鮮人工作員である高大基(コ・デキ)と日本人渡辺秀子さんの子供。秀子さんは高が工作員であることは知らずに結婚した。
昭和48年6月頃、高大基が突然失踪したため、その行方を追って秀子さんは子供2人を連れ、東京都品川区にあるユニバース・トレーディング社の高の勤務先周辺を探し歩いていた。同社は表向きは貿易会社だが、北朝鮮が工作活動を行うための会社であった。
工作組織はそのことが明るみに出るのをおそれ、親子3人を誘い出し、上記マンションに監禁したうえ、秀子さんを殺害、子供2人を北朝鮮へ連れ去ったと見られている。
この事件については朝日放送の石高健次氏が月刊『文藝春秋』平成12年12月号で明らかにした。
平成15年1月30日、殺人と国外移送目的誘拐の疑いで、氏名不祥の数人を容疑者とする告訴状を警視庁に提出。
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・渡辺秀子さんについて》
※警察庁が北朝鮮による拉致と断定した2児の母親
◆氏名:渡辺 秀子
(わたなべひでこ)
(Hideko Watanabe)
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年12月頃
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年6月5日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:32歳
◆当時の住所:埼玉県上福岡市大原(現・埼玉県ふじみ野市)
◆当時の身分:主婦
◆北海道帯広市出身
◆身長:169cmくらい
◆体重:60kgくらい
◆失踪場所:東京都目黒区のマンション

【失踪状況】
地元の北海道で知り合って結婚した夫の在日朝鮮人工作員・高大基(コ・デキ)が突然失踪したため、その行方を追って秀子さんは子供2人を連れ、東京都品川区にあるユニバース・トレーディング社の高の勤務先周辺を探し歩いていた。同社は表向きは貿易会社だが、北朝鮮が工作活動を行うための会社であった。
工作組織はそのことが明るみに出るのをおそれ、親子3人を誘い出し、東京都目黒区のマンションに監禁したうえ、秀子さんを殺害、子供2人を北朝鮮へ連れ去ったと見られていた(月刊『文藝春秋』平成12年12月号。石高健次氏の論考)。
子供2人は翌年夏に北朝鮮へ連れ去られ、秀子さんは殺害されたとの説もある。
平成15年1月30日、殺人と国外移送目的誘拐の疑いで、氏名不祥の数人を容疑者とする告訴状を警視庁に提出。
しかし、遺体も見つかっておらず、拉致の可能性も否定できない。
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■埼玉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.saitama.lg.jp/

《特定失踪者・生島孝子さんについて》
◆氏名:生島 孝子
(いくしまたかこ)
(Takako Ikushima)
◆失踪年月日:昭和47(1972)年11月1日
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年6月14日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:31歳
◆当時の住所:東京都渋谷区
◆当時の身分:東京都港区役所麻布支所の電話交換手
◆身長:153cm
◆血液型:O型
◆失踪場所:東京都渋谷区の自宅アパート

【失踪状況】
当日、一日の年休届けを出し勤め先を休む。
朝、同居していた妹に「夕方に電話があったら出かける」と言っていたが、詳しいことは言わなかった。
衣類の入れ替えをし、夕方クリーニング店に衣類を出している。
孝子さんは翌日出勤時に着る服を揃えておいて出かけていた。その夜何の連絡もなく帰宅せず。
翌2日夜、自宅に電話があり、しばらく無言の後、「今更仕方ないだろ」と男性の声とともに切れた。
平成16年9月29日、警視庁に告発状提出。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
          

【みんな生きている】お知らせ[北朝鮮人権映画祭]/FNN〈東京〉

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-その命、見捨てますか?-
《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!入場無料!拓殖大学で北朝鮮人権映画祭開催》

■北朝鮮帰還事業60年 北朝鮮に自由を!人権映画祭を開催します
12月10日~12月16日は北朝鮮人権法で定められた北朝鮮人権週間です。そしてその最中、12月14日は北朝鮮への帰還船第1次船が新潟港を出てからちょうど60年目の日に当たります。
これに際し関係団体が集まって以下のように映画祭を行うこととなりました。今まで全く誰も知らなかった新たな事実が映画を通して明らかになります。
ぜひ奮って御参加ください。

■映画祭の目的
北朝鮮帰国運動(帰還事業)第1次船が出てから12月14日でちょうど60年になる本年、帰国運動が何であったのか、そしてその行った先の北朝鮮がどういう国であったのかを映画を中心に考えます。

1.日時・場所等
◆日 時:
[1日目]令和元年12月14日(土曜日)
[2日目]令和元年12月15日(日曜日)
午前9時30分開場
午前10時00分開会
◆場 所:拓殖大学文京キャンパス
※東京都文京区小日向3-4-14
※東京メトロ丸ノ内線茗荷谷駅5分
◆入場無料、事前申し込み不要です
◆主 催:北朝鮮帰還事業60年 北朝鮮に自由を!人権映画祭実行委員会
◆実行委員長:佐伯浩明さん(北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会代表)
◆協賛団体:アジア自由民主連帯協議会、映像教育研究会、北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会、北朝鮮難民救援基金、大韓民国自由民主主義を守る在日協議会、特定失踪者問題調査会、日本人妻自由往来実現運動の会、No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会

2.プログラム
《12月14日/C501教室》
◆上映予定作品
 ▽「キューポラのある街」(99分)
 ▽「未成年 続キューポラのある街」(101分)
 ▽「鳥よ翼をかして」(133分)

《12月15日/E101教室(通称・新渡戸ホール)》
◆上映予定作品
 ▽「附逆者2」(80分)
 ▽「拉致 私たちは何故、気付かなかったのか」(34分)
 ▽「クロッシング」(107分)
 ▽「北朝鮮素顔の人々」(30分)
 ▽「ドキュメント拉致」(70分)

■拓殖大学
https://www.takushoku-u.ac.jp/access.html
■「北朝鮮帰国者」の記憶を記録する会HP
http://www.kikokusya.org/2019/02/449/
■北朝鮮帰国者の記憶と記録facebook
https://facebook.com/groups/1967413446611233?src=email_notif
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■自由朝鮮HP
http://cheollimacivildefense.org/
■実録!絵で見る北朝鮮「教化所」拷問の実態「THE FACT」
https://youtu.be/QBJcDDGwdFo
■アメリカ北朝鮮人権委員会(HRNK)HP
https://www.hrnk.org/
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナTV脱北者日本語字幕版
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS0GqKLezT4179A9Wy4smneKYQxrq2shl



《特定失踪者・高 敬美さんについて》
※警察庁が北朝鮮による拉致と断定
◆氏名:高 敬美
(こう きよみ)
(Kiyomi Kou)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年12月頃
◆生年月日:昭和42(1967)年4月10日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:6歳
◆当時の身分:幼児
◆失踪場所:東京都目黒区のマンション

【失踪状況】
弟の高 剛さんとともに失踪。
2人は釧路出身の在日朝鮮人工作員である高大基(コ・デキ)と日本人渡辺秀子さんの子供。秀子さんは高が工作員であることは知らずに結婚した。
昭和48年6月頃、高大基が突然失踪したため、その行方を追って秀子さんは子供2人を連れ、東京都品川区にあるユニバース・トレーディング社の高の勤務先周辺を探し歩いていた。同社は表向きは貿易会社だが、北朝鮮が工作活動を行うための会社であった。
工作組織はそのことが明るみに出るのをおそれ、親子3人を誘い出し、上記マンションに監禁したうえ、秀子さんを殺害、子供2人を北朝鮮へ連れ去ったと見られている。
この事件については朝日放送の石高健次氏が月刊『文藝春秋』平成12年12月号で明らかにした。
平成15年1月30日、殺人と国外移送目的誘拐の疑いで、氏名不祥の数人を容疑者とする告訴状を警視庁に提出。
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・高 剛さんについて》
※警察庁が北朝鮮による拉致と断定
◆氏名:高 剛
(こう つよし)
(Tsuyoshi Kou)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年12月頃
◆生年月日:昭和45(1970)年6月29日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:3歳
◆当時の身分:幼児
◆失踪場所:東京都目黒区のマンション

【失踪状況】
姉の高 敬美さんとともに失踪。
2人は釧路出身の在日朝鮮人工作員である高大基(コ・デキ)と日本人渡辺秀子さんの子供。秀子さんは高が工作員であることは知らずに結婚した。
昭和48年6月頃、高大基が突然失踪したため、その行方を追って秀子さんは子供2人を連れ、東京都品川区にあるユニバース・トレーディング社の高の勤務先周辺を探し歩いていた。同社は表向きは貿易会社だが、北朝鮮が工作活動を行うための会社であった。
工作組織はそのことが明るみに出るのをおそれ、親子3人を誘い出し、上記マンションに監禁したうえ、秀子さんを殺害、子供2人を北朝鮮へ連れ去ったと見られている。
この事件については朝日放送の石高健次氏が月刊『文藝春秋』平成12年12月号で明らかにした。
平成15年1月30日、殺人と国外移送目的誘拐の疑いで、氏名不祥の数人を容疑者とする告訴状を警視庁に提出。
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・渡辺秀子さんについて》
※警察庁が北朝鮮による拉致と断定した2児の母親
◆氏名:渡辺 秀子
(わたなべひでこ)
(Hideko Watanabe)
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年12月頃
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年6月5日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:32歳
◆当時の住所:埼玉県上福岡市大原(現・埼玉県ふじみ野市)
◆当時の身分:主婦
◆北海道帯広市出身
◆身長:169cmくらい
◆体重:60kgくらい
◆失踪場所:東京都目黒区のマンション

【失踪状況】
地元の北海道で知り合って結婚した夫の在日朝鮮人工作員・高大基(コ・デキ)が突然失踪したため、その行方を追って秀子さんは子供2人を連れ、東京都品川区にあるユニバース・トレーディング社の高の勤務先周辺を探し歩いていた。同社は表向きは貿易会社だが、北朝鮮が工作活動を行うための会社であった。
工作組織はそのことが明るみに出るのをおそれ、親子3人を誘い出し、東京都目黒区のマンションに監禁したうえ、秀子さんを殺害、子供2人を北朝鮮へ連れ去ったと見られていた(月刊『文藝春秋』平成12年12月号。石高健次氏の論考)。
子供2人は翌年夏に北朝鮮へ連れ去られ、秀子さんは殺害されたとの説もある。
平成15年1月30日、殺人と国外移送目的誘拐の疑いで、氏名不祥の数人を容疑者とする告訴状を警視庁に提出。
しかし、遺体も見つかっておらず、拉致の可能性も否定できない。
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■埼玉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.saitama.lg.jp/

《特定失踪者・生島孝子さんについて》
◆氏名:生島 孝子
(いくしまたかこ)
(Takako Ikushima)
◆失踪年月日:昭和47(1972)年11月1日
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年6月14日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:31歳
◆当時の住所:東京都渋谷区
◆当時の身分:東京都港区役所麻布支所の電話交換手
◆身長:153cm
◆血液型:O型
◆失踪場所:東京都渋谷区の自宅アパート

【失踪状況】
当日、一日の年休届けを出し勤め先を休む。
朝、同居していた妹に「夕方に電話があったら出かける」と言っていたが、詳しいことは言わなかった。
衣類の入れ替えをし、夕方クリーニング店に衣類を出している。
孝子さんは翌日出勤時に着る服を揃えておいて出かけていた。その夜何の連絡もなく帰宅せず。
翌2日夜、自宅に電話があり、しばらく無言の後、「今更仕方ないだろ」と男性の声とともに切れた。
平成16年9月29日、警視庁に告発状提出。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
          

【みんな生きている】お知らせ[北朝鮮人権問題国際シンポジウム]/FNN〈東京〉

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《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!北朝鮮人権問題国際シンポジウム開催》

■北朝鮮人権問題国際シンポジウムを開催します
12月14日(土)、北朝鮮人権侵害問題啓発週間関連行事として政府主催国際シンポジウム~グローバルな課題としての拉致問題の解決に向けた国際連携~を開催します。
毎年12月10日から16日までは「北朝鮮人権侵害問題啓発週間」です。北朝鮮による拉致問題は、我が国の主権及び国民の生命と安全に関わる重大な問題であり、日本政府は、全ての拉致被害者の1日も早い帰国を実現すべく、政府の総力を挙げて最大限の努力を続けております。同時に、拉致問題の解決のためには、アメリカを始めとする関係国との緊密な連携が重要であり、日本政府は、多国間の枠組みや二国間協議を含むあらゆる外交上の機会を捉えて、拉致問題を取り上げてきています。
こうした背景の下、拉致問題の実態と御家族の苦悩について、日本のみならず、アメリカ、タイの関係者の方々の「生の声」を聴いていただく機会を設けました。さらに、日本、アメリカ、韓国の北朝鮮問題に関する専門家をお招きし、グローバルな課題としての拉致問題の解決に向けた国際連携のあり方について議論していただきます。
今回のシンポジウムを通じて、皆様の声がより一層大きくなることは、拉致問題の解決に向けた力強い後押しとなります。日本政府としては、全ての拉致被害者の1日も早い帰国実現に向け、あらゆるチャンスを逃さないとの決意で、全力で取り組んでまいります。
是非とも皆様方多数の御参加をお待ちしております。

1.日時・場所等
◆日 時:令和元年12月14日(土曜日)
13:00開場
14:00開演
◆場 所:イイノホール(定員500名)
※東京都千代田区内幸町2-1-1 飯野ビルディング4階
◆入場は無料ですが、事前申し込みが必要です
■申込専用特設ウェブサイトはコチラ↓
https://www.abductees2019.jp/
◆主 催:政府拉致問題対策本部、法務省
◆後 援:外務省、文部科学省

2.プログラム
◆13:00開場
◆14:00開会
[第1部]
北朝鮮人権侵害問題啓発週間作文コンクール表彰式
[第2部]国際シンポジウム
(1)主催者挨拶:菅 義偉内閣官房長官兼拉致問題担当大臣
(2)拉致事案等の被害者御家族からの「生の声」の訴え
<登壇者>
 ▽フレッド・ワームビアさん、シンディ・ワームビアさん(オットー・ワームビアさんのご両親)
 ▽マイケル・スネドンさん、ジェームズ・スネドンさん(デビッド・スネドンさんの兄)
 ▽バンジョン・パンチョイさん(タイ人拉致被害者アノーチャ・パンチョイさんの甥)
 ▽横田拓也さん(北朝鮮による拉致被害者家族連絡会事務局長、拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの弟)
 ▽飯塚耕一郎さん(北朝鮮による拉致被害者家族連絡会事務局次長、拉致被害者・田口八重子さんの長男)
 ▽今井英輝さん(特定失踪者〈北朝鮮による拉致の疑いを排除できない失踪者〉家族有志の会会長。特定失踪者・今井 裕さんの兄)
(3)パネル・ディスカッション
<モデレーター>
 ▽グレッグ・スカラトー氏(アメリカ北朝鮮人権委員会事務総長)
<パネリスト>
 ▽礒﨑敦仁氏(慶應義塾大学准教授)
 ▽ブルース・クリングナー氏(アメリカ・ヘリテージ財団上級研究員)
 ▽イ・ジョンフン氏(韓国延世大学教授、前韓国外交部北朝鮮人権国際協力大使)
[第3部]ミニコンサート
「あなたを忘れない」、「ふるさと」の合唱
◆16:30閉会

■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ
http://www.rachi.go.jp/jp/message/movie_2.html
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ(英語版)
http://www.rachi.go.jp/en/shisei/keihatsu/videomessage_2en.html
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」PV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6cZyGknNi8
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」(英語版)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=VEQdbP3JlVo
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI
■田口八重子さんのご家族のメッセージ
http://www.rachi.go.jp/jp/message/movie_1.html
■田口八重子さんのご家族のメッセージ(英語版)
http://www.rachi.go.jp/en/shisei/keihatsu/videomessage_1en.html
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■自由朝鮮HP
http://cheollimacivildefense.org/
■実録!絵で見る北朝鮮「教化所」拷問の実態「THE FACT」
https://youtu.be/QBJcDDGwdFo
■アメリカ北朝鮮人権委員会(HRNK)HP
https://www.hrnk.org/
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナTV脱北者日本語字幕版
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS0GqKLezT4179A9Wy4smneKYQxrq2shl



◆昭和52(1977)年11月15日
少女拉致容疑事案
被害者:横田めぐみさん(Megumi Yokota)
(拉致被害時13歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
新潟市において下校途中に失踪。
平成16年11月に開催された第3回実務者協議において、北朝鮮側はめぐみさんが1994(平成6)年4月に死亡したとし「遺骨」を提出したが、めぐみさんの「遺骨」とされた骨の一部からは同人のものとは異なるDNAが検出されたとの鑑定結果を得た。
平成18年4月には日本政府の実施したDNA検査により、横田めぐみさんの夫が昭和53年に韓国より拉致された当時高校生の韓国人拉致被害者・金英男(キム・ヨンナム)氏である可能性が高いことが判明した。

※「白い翼でも黒い翼でも、赤い翼でも青い翼でも、何でも結構なんで、帰って来られる翼をめぐみに与えてほしい」
(横田早紀江さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの母)
※「正義は必ず勝つ、と私は信じていますので、あとしばらくお力をお貸しください」
(横田哲也さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの弟)
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■あさがおの会HP
http://www.asagaonokai.jp
■ブルーリボンの祈り会/スイス日本語福音キリスト教会HP
https://www.jegschweiz.com/%E3%83%96%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AA%E3%83%9C%E3%83%B3%E3%81%AE%E7%A5%88%E3%82%8A%E4%BC%9A/
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI

[November 15, 1977: Young girl abducted]

Abductee: Megumi Yokota (13, female, Niigata Prefecture)
Disappeared on her way home from school in Niigata City.
During the third round of Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations in November 2004, North Korea claimed that Megumi Yokota died in April 1994 and handed over what it claimed were her remains. DNA analysis, however, indicates that some of the bones from these remains belong in fact to a different person or persons.
Additional DNA analysis conducted in April 2006 by the GoJ indicated a high probability that Kim Young-Nam, a Korean citizen abducted from the Republic of Korea in 1978 when he was a high-school student, was married to Ms. Yokota.

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
李恩恵(リ・ウネ)拉致容疑事案
被害者:田口八重子さん(Yaeko Taguchi)
(拉致被害時22歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
昭和62年11月の大韓航空機(KAL)爆破事件で有罪判決を受けた元北朝鮮諜報員金賢姫(キム・ヒョンヒ)氏は「李恩恵(リ・ウネ)」という女性から日本人の振る舞い方を学んだと主張している。この李恩恵は行方不明となった田口さんと同一人物と考えられる。
北朝鮮側は、田口さんは1984(昭和59)年に原 敕晁さんと結婚し、1986(昭和61)年の原さんの病死後すぐに自動車事故で死亡したとしているが、これを裏付ける資料等の提供はなされていない。
平成21年3月、金賢姫氏と飯塚家との面会において、金氏より田口さんの安否にかかる重要な参考情報(注)が新たに得られたことから、現在、同情報についての確認作業を進めている。
(注)金氏の発言:「87年1月にマカオから帰ってきて、2月か3月頃、運転手から田口さんがどこか知らないところに連れて行かれたと聞いた。86年に一人暮らしの被害者を結婚させたと聞いたので、田口さんもどこかに行って結婚したのだと思った」

※「八重子さんが北朝鮮の南浦港に着いたとき、女性通訳に“私には子供が二人いて、どうしても日本に帰らなくてはならないので、返してほしい”と何回も言ってお願いしたそうです。八重ちゃんの思いは最初から最後まで子供のことでいっぱいでしたし、今でも間違い無く“今、彩ちゃんはいくつになって、耕ちゃんはいくつになった”と毎年計算して、どんな大人になったか知りたがっているはずです。すごく会いたがっていると思います」
(拉致被害者・地村富貴恵さんの証言)
■埼玉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.saitama.lg.jp/
■救う会埼玉HP
http://sukuukai.gozaru.jp/
■拉致問題を考える川口の会HP
http://kawaguchi.aikotoba.jp/list.htm
■上尾市民の会HP
http://www.emo.co.jp/rachi/list.html

[In or around June 1978: Lee Un-Hae abducted]

Abductee: Yaeko Taguchi (22, female, Unknown)
Kim Hyon-Hui, a former North Korean agent convicted of the bombing of a Korean Airlines jet in November 1982, claims to have been trained to blend into Japanese society by a woman named Lee Un-Hae. Lee Un-Hae is thought to be Yaeko Taguchi, a woman reported as missing in Japan.
North Korea asserts that Ms. Taguchi married Tadaaki Hara in 1984 and, soon after Mr. Hara’s death from illness in 1986, died in an automobile accident. North Korea has, however, provided no documents or evidence to support these claims.
At a meeting in March 2009 between members of the Iizuka family, relatives of Ms. Yaeko Taguchi, and Kim Hyon-Hui, important new information regarding the whereabouts of Ms. Taguchi (see note) was gained from Ms. Kim. The GoJ is currently working to confirm this information.
Note: Ms. Kim said: "After returning from Macau in January 1987, I heard from a driver in February or March that Ms. Taguchi had been taken to an unknown location. I'd heard that in 1986 an abductee living alone had been made to marry, so I thought that Ms. Taguchi must also have gone somewhere to get married."

《特定失踪者・今井 裕さんについて》
◆氏名:今井 裕
(いまいゆたか)
(Yutaka Imai)
◆失踪年月日:昭和44(1969)年3月2日
◆生年月日:昭和25(1950)年12月20日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:18歳
◆当時の住所:青森県弘前市
◆当時の身分:青森県立弘前工業高校3年生
◆身長:170cmくらい
◆体重:62kg~63kg
◆5人兄弟の末っ子
◆特徴:
1)眼鏡着用
2)右の頬に子どものとき木に登ってついた傷が残っている
◆失踪場所:青森県弘前市内

【失踪状況】
3月4日の卒業式で答辞を読むことになっていたので「制服のボタンを買いに行く」と自宅を出たが、午後10時を過ぎても帰宅しないので兄弟2人が市内を捜す。
午後11時過ぎ、弘前警察署に捜索願提出。
翌日、警察、消防署、学校関係者で捜すが見つからず。
東京の営団地下鉄(現・東京メトロ)で就職が決まっていた。
失踪2~3日前に家の隣にある物置小屋の脇で書類(紙類)らしいものを燃やしていた。
平成16年1月29日、青森県弘前署に告発状提出。
■青森県警HP
http://www.police.pref.aomori.jp/

《特定失踪者・高 敬美さんについて》
※警察庁が北朝鮮による拉致と断定
◆氏名:高 敬美
(こう きよみ)
(Kiyomi Kou)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年12月頃
◆生年月日:昭和42(1967)年4月10日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:6歳
◆当時の身分:幼児
◆失踪場所:東京都目黒区のマンション

【失踪状況】
弟の高 剛さんとともに失踪。
2人は釧路出身の在日朝鮮人工作員である高大基(コ・デキ)と日本人渡辺秀子さんの子供。秀子さんは高が工作員であることは知らずに結婚した。
昭和48年6月頃、高大基が突然失踪したため、その行方を追って秀子さんは子供2人を連れ、東京都品川区にあるユニバース・トレーディング社の高の勤務先周辺を探し歩いていた。同社は表向きは貿易会社だが、北朝鮮が工作活動を行うための会社であった。
工作組織はそのことが明るみに出るのをおそれ、親子3人を誘い出し、上記マンションに監禁したうえ、秀子さんを殺害、子供2人を北朝鮮へ連れ去ったと見られている。
この事件については朝日放送の石高健次氏が月刊『文藝春秋』平成12年12月号で明らかにした。
平成15年1月30日、殺人と国外移送目的誘拐の疑いで、氏名不祥の数人を容疑者とする告訴状を警視庁に提出。
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・高 剛さんについて》
※警察庁が北朝鮮による拉致と断定
◆氏名:高 剛
(こう つよし)
(Tsuyoshi Kou)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年12月頃
◆生年月日:昭和45(1970)年6月29日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:3歳
◆当時の身分:幼児
◆失踪場所:東京都目黒区のマンション

【失踪状況】
姉の高 敬美さんとともに失踪。
2人は釧路出身の在日朝鮮人工作員である高大基(コ・デキ)と日本人渡辺秀子さんの子供。秀子さんは高が工作員であることは知らずに結婚した。
昭和48年6月頃、高大基が突然失踪したため、その行方を追って秀子さんは子供2人を連れ、東京都品川区にあるユニバース・トレーディング社の高の勤務先周辺を探し歩いていた。同社は表向きは貿易会社だが、北朝鮮が工作活動を行うための会社であった。
工作組織はそのことが明るみに出るのをおそれ、親子3人を誘い出し、上記マンションに監禁したうえ、秀子さんを殺害、子供2人を北朝鮮へ連れ去ったと見られている。
この事件については朝日放送の石高健次氏が月刊『文藝春秋』平成12年12月号で明らかにした。
平成15年1月30日、殺人と国外移送目的誘拐の疑いで、氏名不祥の数人を容疑者とする告訴状を警視庁に提出。
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・渡辺秀子さんについて》
※警察庁が北朝鮮による拉致と断定した2児の母親
◆氏名:渡辺 秀子
(わたなべひでこ)
(Hideko Watanabe)
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年12月頃
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年6月5日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:32歳
◆当時の住所:埼玉県上福岡市大原(現・埼玉県ふじみ野市)
◆当時の身分:主婦
◆北海道帯広市出身
◆身長:169cmくらい
◆体重:60kgくらい
◆失踪場所:東京都目黒区のマンション

【失踪状況】
地元の北海道で知り合って結婚した夫の在日朝鮮人工作員・高大基(コ・デキ)が突然失踪したため、その行方を追って秀子さんは子供2人を連れ、東京都品川区にあるユニバース・トレーディング社の高の勤務先周辺を探し歩いていた。同社は表向きは貿易会社だが、北朝鮮が工作活動を行うための会社であった。
工作組織はそのことが明るみに出るのをおそれ、親子3人を誘い出し、東京都目黒区のマンションに監禁したうえ、秀子さんを殺害、子供2人を北朝鮮へ連れ去ったと見られていた(月刊『文藝春秋』平成12年12月号。石高健次氏の論考)。
子供2人は翌年夏に北朝鮮へ連れ去られ、秀子さんは殺害されたとの説もある。
平成15年1月30日、殺人と国外移送目的誘拐の疑いで、氏名不祥の数人を容疑者とする告訴状を警視庁に提出。
しかし、遺体も見つかっておらず、拉致の可能性も否定できない。
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■埼玉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.saitama.lg.jp/

《特定失踪者・生島孝子さんについて》
◆氏名:生島 孝子
(いくしまたかこ)
(Takako Ikushima)
◆失踪年月日:昭和47(1972)年11月1日
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年6月14日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:31歳
◆当時の住所:東京都渋谷区
◆当時の身分:東京都港区役所麻布支所の電話交換手
◆身長:153cm
◆血液型:O型
◆失踪場所:東京都渋谷区の自宅アパート

【失踪状況】
当日、一日の年休届けを出し勤め先を休む。
朝、同居していた妹に「夕方に電話があったら出かける」と言っていたが、詳しいことは言わなかった。
衣類の入れ替えをし、夕方クリーニング店に衣類を出している。
孝子さんは翌日出勤時に着る服を揃えておいて出かけていた。その夜何の連絡もなく帰宅せず。
翌2日夜、自宅に電話があり、しばらく無言の後、「今更仕方ないだろ」と男性の声とともに切れた。
平成16年9月29日、警視庁に告発状提出。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
          

【みんな生きている】お知らせ[拉致問題パネル展・東京都庁]/FNN〈東京〉

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《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!「拉致被害者救出運動」写真パネル展開催》

■「拉致被害者救出運動」写真パネル展を開催します
12月10日から12月16日までは「北朝鮮人権侵害問題啓発週間」です。
東京に関連する拉致被害者等も数多く存在します。
北朝鮮当局による拉致は、わが国の主権に対する侵害であるとともに、重大な人権侵害問題です。
政府が認定した拉致被害者のほかにも、特定失踪者など、拉致の可能性を排除できない方々が多数存在します。
この中には、都内に住んでいた方や、都内で失踪した方も数多く含まれており、少なくとも50人の消息がいまだにつかめていません。
東京都等は、「北朝鮮人権侵害問題啓発週間」に合わせ、写真パネル展等を開催します。
すべての拉致被害者の早期帰国が実現するよう、一人ひとりの声によって、拉致問題解決を後押ししていきましょう。

1.日時・場所等
◆日 時:令和元年12月9日(月曜日)~12月13日(金曜日)
午前9時30分~午後5時30分
※12月13日(金曜日)は午後5時00分までです。
◆場 所:東京都庁都議会議事堂1階 都政ギャラリー
※東京都新宿区西新宿2-8-1
[アクセス]
都営地下鉄大江戸線「都庁前駅」A3出口より徒歩1分
◆主 催:東京都、北朝鮮による日本人拉致問題の完全解決を図る東京都議会議員連盟、北朝鮮による拉致被害者家族連絡会、北朝鮮に拉致された日本人を救出するための全国協議会、特定失踪者問題調査会
◆入場無料、事前申し込み不要です

2.プログラム
◆拉致被害者及び東京都関連特定失踪者等の写真パネルの展示
◆ブルーリボングッズ配布
※グッズは先着順です。なくなり次第終了します。

【ブルーリボン運動について】
ブルーリボン運動は、北朝鮮による拉致被害者の生存と救出を信じる意思表示として、青いリボンを着ける運動です。
リボンのブルーは、近くて遠い国である北朝鮮と祖国日本を隔てる「日本海の青」及び拉致被害者の方々とその家族を唯一結んでいる同じ空である「青い空」を、イメージしています。

3.問い合わせ先
◆東京都総務局人権部人権施策推進課まで

■東京都庁都議会会議場
https://www.gikai.metro.tokyo.jp/outline/access.html
■東京都総務局人権部人権施策推進課(問い合わせ先)
http://www.metro.tokyo.jp/tosei/hodohappyo/press/2019/11/26/22.html
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■自由朝鮮HP
http://cheollimacivildefense.org/
■実録!絵で見る北朝鮮「教化所」拷問の実態「THE FACT」
https://youtu.be/QBJcDDGwdFo
■アメリカ北朝鮮人権委員会(HRNK)HP
https://www.hrnk.org/
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナTV脱北者日本語字幕版
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS0GqKLezT4179A9Wy4smneKYQxrq2shl



《特定失踪者・高 敬美さんについて》
※警察庁が北朝鮮による拉致と断定
◆氏名:高 敬美
(こう きよみ)
(Kiyomi Kou)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年12月頃
◆生年月日:昭和42(1967)年4月10日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:6歳
◆当時の身分:幼児
◆失踪場所:東京都目黒区のマンション

【失踪状況】
弟の高 剛さんとともに失踪。
2人は釧路出身の在日朝鮮人工作員である高大基(コ・デキ)と日本人渡辺秀子さんの子供。秀子さんは高が工作員であることは知らずに結婚した。
昭和48年6月頃、高大基が突然失踪したため、その行方を追って秀子さんは子供2人を連れ、東京都品川区にあるユニバース・トレーディング社の高の勤務先周辺を探し歩いていた。同社は表向きは貿易会社だが、北朝鮮が工作活動を行うための会社であった。
工作組織はそのことが明るみに出るのをおそれ、親子3人を誘い出し、上記マンションに監禁したうえ、秀子さんを殺害、子供2人を北朝鮮へ連れ去ったと見られている。
この事件については朝日放送の石高健次氏が月刊『文藝春秋』平成12年12月号で明らかにした。
平成15年1月30日、殺人と国外移送目的誘拐の疑いで、氏名不祥の数人を容疑者とする告訴状を警視庁に提出。
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・高 剛さんについて》
※警察庁が北朝鮮による拉致と断定
◆氏名:高 剛
(こう つよし)
(Tsuyoshi Kou)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年12月頃
◆生年月日:昭和45(1970)年6月29日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:3歳
◆当時の身分:幼児
◆失踪場所:東京都目黒区のマンション

【失踪状況】
姉の高 敬美さんとともに失踪。
2人は釧路出身の在日朝鮮人工作員である高大基(コ・デキ)と日本人渡辺秀子さんの子供。秀子さんは高が工作員であることは知らずに結婚した。
昭和48年6月頃、高大基が突然失踪したため、その行方を追って秀子さんは子供2人を連れ、東京都品川区にあるユニバース・トレーディング社の高の勤務先周辺を探し歩いていた。同社は表向きは貿易会社だが、北朝鮮が工作活動を行うための会社であった。
工作組織はそのことが明るみに出るのをおそれ、親子3人を誘い出し、上記マンションに監禁したうえ、秀子さんを殺害、子供2人を北朝鮮へ連れ去ったと見られている。
この事件については朝日放送の石高健次氏が月刊『文藝春秋』平成12年12月号で明らかにした。
平成15年1月30日、殺人と国外移送目的誘拐の疑いで、氏名不祥の数人を容疑者とする告訴状を警視庁に提出。
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・渡辺秀子さんについて》
※警察庁が北朝鮮による拉致と断定した2児の母親
◆氏名:渡辺 秀子
(わたなべひでこ)
(Hideko Watanabe)
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年12月頃
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年6月5日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:32歳
◆当時の住所:埼玉県上福岡市大原(現・埼玉県ふじみ野市)
◆当時の身分:主婦
◆北海道帯広市出身
◆身長:169cmくらい
◆体重:60kgくらい
◆失踪場所:東京都目黒区のマンション

【失踪状況】
地元の北海道で知り合って結婚した夫の在日朝鮮人工作員・高大基(コ・デキ)が突然失踪したため、その行方を追って秀子さんは子供2人を連れ、東京都品川区にあるユニバース・トレーディング社の高の勤務先周辺を探し歩いていた。同社は表向きは貿易会社だが、北朝鮮が工作活動を行うための会社であった。
工作組織はそのことが明るみに出るのをおそれ、親子3人を誘い出し、東京都目黒区のマンションに監禁したうえ、秀子さんを殺害、子供2人を北朝鮮へ連れ去ったと見られていた(月刊『文藝春秋』平成12年12月号。石高健次氏の論考)。
子供2人は翌年夏に北朝鮮へ連れ去られ、秀子さんは殺害されたとの説もある。
平成15年1月30日、殺人と国外移送目的誘拐の疑いで、氏名不祥の数人を容疑者とする告訴状を警視庁に提出。
しかし、遺体も見つかっておらず、拉致の可能性も否定できない。
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■埼玉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.saitama.lg.jp/

《特定失踪者・生島孝子さんについて》
◆氏名:生島 孝子
(いくしまたかこ)
(Takako Ikushima)
◆失踪年月日:昭和47(1972)年11月1日
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年6月14日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:31歳
◆当時の住所:東京都渋谷区
◆当時の身分:東京都港区役所麻布支所の電話交換手
◆身長:153cm
◆血液型:O型
◆失踪場所:東京都渋谷区の自宅アパート

【失踪状況】
当日、一日の年休届けを出し勤め先を休む。
朝、同居していた妹に「夕方に電話があったら出かける」と言っていたが、詳しいことは言わなかった。
衣類の入れ替えをし、夕方クリーニング店に衣類を出している。
孝子さんは翌日出勤時に着る服を揃えておいて出かけていた。その夜何の連絡もなく帰宅せず。
翌2日夜、自宅に電話があり、しばらく無言の後、「今更仕方ないだろ」と男性の声とともに切れた。
平成16年9月29日、警視庁に告発状提出。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
          

【みんな生きている】お知らせ[北朝鮮帰還事業講演&鼎談会]/FNN〈東京〉

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《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!北朝鮮帰還事業講演&鼎談会開催》

■北朝鮮帰還事業60年 講演と鼎談会を開催します

1.日時・場所等
◆日 時:令和元年12月7日(土曜日)
午後1時00分開場
午後1時30分開演
◆場 所:専修大学神田キャンパス2号館 101教室(12時~17時)
※東京都千代田区神田神保町3-8
※半蔵門線、都営新宿線の神保町駅から徒歩4、5分です。

2.プログラム
◆講 演:「北朝鮮帰還事業60年 人権被害の責任と救済」
 ▽講 師:菊池嘉晃さん(ジャーナリスト)
◆鼎 談:「悲劇の拡大を防いだ関貴星著『楽園の夢破れて』」
[鼎談者]
・菊池嘉晃さん(ジャーナリスト)
・三浦小太郎さん(評論家、アジア自由民主連帯協議会事務局長)
・呉文子(オ・ムンジャ)氏(エッセイスト)
◆特別報告:金正恩(キム・ジョンウン)を被告とした第3次帰国事業訴訟経過報告
 ▽報告者:山田文明さん(守る会名誉代表)

3.問い合わせ先
◆北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会(守る会)まで

■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■「北朝鮮帰国者」の記憶を記録する会HP
http://www.kikokusya.org/2019/02/449/
■北朝鮮帰国者の記憶と記録facebook
https://facebook.com/groups/1967413446611233?src=email_notif
■北朝鮮帰国事業裁判事務局facebook
https://facebook.com/NKLawsuit/
■専修大学
https://www.senshu-u.ac.jp/access.html
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■自由朝鮮HP
http://cheollimacivildefense.org/
■実録!絵で見る北朝鮮「教化所」拷問の実態「THE FACT」
https://youtu.be/QBJcDDGwdFo
■アメリカ北朝鮮人権委員会(HRNK)HP
https://www.hrnk.org/
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナTV脱北者日本語字幕版
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS0GqKLezT4179A9Wy4smneKYQxrq2shl



《特定失踪者・高 敬美さんについて》
※警察庁が北朝鮮による拉致と断定
◆氏名:高 敬美
(こう きよみ)
(Kiyomi Kou)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年12月頃
◆生年月日:昭和42(1967)年4月10日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:6歳
◆当時の身分:幼児
◆失踪場所:東京都目黒区のマンション

【失踪状況】
弟の高 剛さんとともに失踪。
2人は釧路出身の在日朝鮮人工作員である高大基(コ・デキ)と日本人渡辺秀子さんの子供。秀子さんは高が工作員であることは知らずに結婚した。
昭和48年6月頃、高大基が突然失踪したため、その行方を追って秀子さんは子供2人を連れ、東京都品川区にあるユニバース・トレーディング社の高の勤務先周辺を探し歩いていた。同社は表向きは貿易会社だが、北朝鮮が工作活動を行うための会社であった。
工作組織はそのことが明るみに出るのをおそれ、親子3人を誘い出し、上記マンションに監禁したうえ、秀子さんを殺害、子供2人を北朝鮮へ連れ去ったと見られている。
この事件については朝日放送の石高健次氏が月刊『文藝春秋』平成12年12月号で明らかにした。
平成15年1月30日、殺人と国外移送目的誘拐の疑いで、氏名不祥の数人を容疑者とする告訴状を警視庁に提出。
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・高 剛さんについて》
※警察庁が北朝鮮による拉致と断定
◆氏名:高 剛
(こう つよし)
(Tsuyoshi Kou)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年12月頃
◆生年月日:昭和45(1970)年6月29日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:3歳
◆当時の身分:幼児
◆失踪場所:東京都目黒区のマンション

【失踪状況】
姉の高 敬美さんとともに失踪。
2人は釧路出身の在日朝鮮人工作員である高大基(コ・デキ)と日本人渡辺秀子さんの子供。秀子さんは高が工作員であることは知らずに結婚した。
昭和48年6月頃、高大基が突然失踪したため、その行方を追って秀子さんは子供2人を連れ、東京都品川区にあるユニバース・トレーディング社の高の勤務先周辺を探し歩いていた。同社は表向きは貿易会社だが、北朝鮮が工作活動を行うための会社であった。
工作組織はそのことが明るみに出るのをおそれ、親子3人を誘い出し、上記マンションに監禁したうえ、秀子さんを殺害、子供2人を北朝鮮へ連れ去ったと見られている。
この事件については朝日放送の石高健次氏が月刊『文藝春秋』平成12年12月号で明らかにした。
平成15年1月30日、殺人と国外移送目的誘拐の疑いで、氏名不祥の数人を容疑者とする告訴状を警視庁に提出。
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・渡辺秀子さんについて》
※警察庁が北朝鮮による拉致と断定した2児の母親
◆氏名:渡辺 秀子
(わたなべひでこ)
(Hideko Watanabe)
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年12月頃
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年6月5日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:32歳
◆当時の住所:埼玉県上福岡市大原(現・埼玉県ふじみ野市)
◆当時の身分:主婦
◆北海道帯広市出身
◆身長:169cmくらい
◆体重:60kgくらい
◆失踪場所:東京都目黒区のマンション

【失踪状況】
地元の北海道で知り合って結婚した夫の在日朝鮮人工作員・高大基(コ・デキ)が突然失踪したため、その行方を追って秀子さんは子供2人を連れ、東京都品川区にあるユニバース・トレーディング社の高の勤務先周辺を探し歩いていた。同社は表向きは貿易会社だが、北朝鮮が工作活動を行うための会社であった。
工作組織はそのことが明るみに出るのをおそれ、親子3人を誘い出し、東京都目黒区のマンションに監禁したうえ、秀子さんを殺害、子供2人を北朝鮮へ連れ去ったと見られていた(月刊『文藝春秋』平成12年12月号。石高健次氏の論考)。
子供2人は翌年夏に北朝鮮へ連れ去られ、秀子さんは殺害されたとの説もある。
平成15年1月30日、殺人と国外移送目的誘拐の疑いで、氏名不祥の数人を容疑者とする告訴状を警視庁に提出。
しかし、遺体も見つかっておらず、拉致の可能性も否定できない。
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■埼玉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.saitama.lg.jp/

《特定失踪者・生島孝子さんについて》
◆氏名:生島 孝子
(いくしまたかこ)
(Takako Ikushima)
◆失踪年月日:昭和47(1972)年11月1日
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年6月14日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:31歳
◆当時の住所:東京都渋谷区
◆当時の身分:東京都港区役所麻布支所の電話交換手
◆身長:153cm
◆血液型:O型
◆失踪場所:東京都渋谷区の自宅アパート

【失踪状況】
当日、一日の年休届けを出し勤め先を休む。
朝、同居していた妹に「夕方に電話があったら出かける」と言っていたが、詳しいことは言わなかった。
衣類の入れ替えをし、夕方クリーニング店に衣類を出している。
孝子さんは翌日出勤時に着る服を揃えておいて出かけていた。その夜何の連絡もなく帰宅せず。
翌2日夜、自宅に電話があり、しばらく無言の後、「今更仕方ないだろ」と男性の声とともに切れた。
平成16年9月29日、警視庁に告発状提出。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
          

A cryptocurrency expert was charged with helping North Korea evade sanctions after blockchain talk in Pyongyang

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  • Federal prosecutors accused an American cryptocurrency expert of helping North Korea evade US sanctions with technical knowledge about blockchain platforms. 
  • Prosecutors alleged that Virgil Griffith, 36, used his remarks at a North Korean cryptocurrency conference to describe how North Korea could "launder money and evade sanctions" and "achieve independence from the global banking system." 
  • In August, it was revealed that North-Korean-sponsored hacking groups attacked critical infrastructure of banks and cryptocurrency exchanges to profit an estimated $2 billion for the country's nuclear and missile programs. 
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Federal prosecutors accused an American cryptocurrency expert Virgil Griffith of helping North Korea evade US sanctions. 

Griffith, 36, was charged with conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, according to a criminal complaint, and could face up to 20 years in prison. 

The Justice Department alleged in the complaint that, while giving a presentation titled "Blockchain and Peace" in Pyongyang, Griffith described how North Korea could "launder money and evade sanctions" and "use these technologies to achieve independence from the global banking system." 

The complaint also said that Griffith had attended the cryptocurrency conference even after the government denied him permission to do so. 

US Federal prosecutor Geoffrey S. Berman said in a statement that Griffith allegedly "provided highly technical information to North Korea, knowing that this information could be used to help North Korea launder money and evade sanctions."

"In allegedly doing so, Griffith jeopardized the sanctions that both Congress and the president have enacted to place maximum pressure on North Korea's dangerous regime," Berman said in the statement.

The US and the United Nations have ramped up sanctions on North Korea in recent years as a bid to settle its expanding nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Griffith's arrest seemed to stir outrage in his tech circles, as the hacker magazine 2600 tweeted that the arrest was "an attack on all of us." The magazine's editor, Emmanuel Goldstein, tweeted in apparent disbelief that attending a conference and explaining the "concept of cryptocurrency...are crimes now?!"

Cryptocurrency has emerged at the center of the controversial programs after it was revealed that state-sponsored hacking groups attacked critical infrastructure of banks and cryptocurrency exchanges to profit an estimated $2 billion for its nuclear and missile programs. 

The former programmer was called an "internet man of mystery" by The New York Times in 2008, and described himself to the outlet as a "disruptive technologist." He currently works for Ethereum, a platform that produces a digital currency that rivals Bitcoin.

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