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          North Korea Exceeding Commitment to Trump in Launch Site Dismantlement      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Satellite footage appears to show that North Korea is dismantling a satellite launch pad at the Sohae Launching Station in a move that would go beyond the country’s agreement with the US to completely denuclearize.
          Family of fallen Korean War veteran finds closure with returned dog tag      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Charles McDaniel Jr. was only 3 years old in 1950 when he and his brother Larry were told that their father, Army Master Sgt. Charles McDaniel had been lost in the Korean War.

Not killed in combat. Not captured by communist Chinese and North Korean forces. Just simply lost.

And ...

          Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un summit may still be on the cards      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump may be on the cards, despite the rogue nation failing to meet its agreed-upon denuclearisation commitments. North Korean media says it strongly believes the summit could take place later this year, and possibly prior to the mid-term elections in November.
          Two brothers reunited with father's Korean War dog tags      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The sons of  Army Master Sgt. Charles McDaniel, who died in the Korean War, were reunited with their father's dog tags as part of North Korea's remains repatriation to the United States.

          China, Germany Defend Iran Business Ties as US Sanctions Grip      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
China and Germany defended their business ties with Iran on Wednesday in the face of President Donald Trump’s warning that any companies trading with the Islamic Republic would be barred from the United States. The comments from Beijing and Berlin signaled growing anger from partners of the United States, which reimposed strict sanctions against Iran on Tuesday, over its threat to penalize businesses from third countries that continue to operate there. “China has consistently opposed unilateral sanctions and long-armed jurisdiction,” the Chinese foreign ministry said. “China’s commercial cooperation with Iran is open and transparent, reasonable, fair and lawful, not violating any United Nations Security Council resolutions,” it added in a faxed statement to Reuters. “China’s lawful rights should be protected.” The German government said U.S. sanctions against Iran that have an extra-territorial effect violate international law, and Germany expects Washington to consider European interests when coming up with such sanctions. The reimposition of U.S. sanctions followed Trump’s decision earlier this year to pull out of a 2015 deal to lift the punitive measures in return for curbs on Iran’s nuclear program designed to prevent it from building an atomic bomb. Iran’s highest authority, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said meanwhile the country had nothing to be concerned about, a report on his official website said in an apparent reference to the imposition of the U.S. sanctions “With regard to our situation do not be worried at all. Nobody can do anything,” Khamenei said recently, the website reported. “There is no doubt about this.” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, speaking in a meeting with North Korea’s foreign minister, said that America could not be trusted, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency. “Today, America is identified as an unreliable and untrustworthy country in the world which does not adhere to any of its obligations,” Rouhani said. Tuesday’s sanctions target Iran’s purchases of U.S. dollars, metals trading, coal, industrial software and the auto sector. Trump tweeted on Tuesday: “These are the most biting sanctions ever imposed, and in November they ratchet up to yet another level. Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States.” Europeans withdraw European countries, hoping to persuade Tehran to continue to respect the deal, have promised to try to lessen the blow of sanctions and to urge their firms not to pull out. But that has proved difficult: European companies have quit Iran, arguing that they cannot risk their U.S. business. Among those that have suspended plans to invest in Iran are France’s oil major Total, its big carmakers PSA and Renault, and their German rival Daimler. Danish engineering company Haldor Topsoe, one of the world’s leading industrial catalyst producers, said on Wednesday it would cut around 200 jobs from its workforce of 2,700 due to the new U.S sanctions on Iran, which made it very hard for its customers there to finance new projects. The chief executive of reinsurance group Munich Re said it may abandon its Iran business under pressure from the United States, but described the operation as very small. Turkey, however, said it would continue to buy natural gas from Iran. “Simplistic idea” In Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted by an Iranian newspaper as saying that a U.S. plan to reduce Iran’s oil exports to zero would not succeed. U.S. officials have said in recent weeks that they aim to pressure countries to stop buying oil from Iran in a bid to force Tehran to halt its nuclear and missile programs and involvement in regional conflicts in Syria and Iraq. “If the Americans want to keep this simplistic and impossible idea in their minds they should also know its consequences,” Zarif told the Iran newspaper. “They can’t think that Iran won’t export oil and others will export.” Rouhani hinted last month that Iran could block the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipping route, if the U.S. attempted to stop the Islamic Republic’s oil exports. Trump responded by noting that Iran could face serious consequences if it threatened the United States. “The Americans have assembled a war room against Iran,” Zarif said. “We can’t get drawn into a confrontation with America by falling into this war room trap and playing on a battlefield.” Iran has dismissed a last-minute offer from the Trump administration for talks, saying it could not negotiate while Washington had reneged on the 2015 deal to lift sanctions. In a speech hours before the sanctions were due to take effect on Tuesday, Rouhani rejected negotiations as long as Washington was no longer complying with the deal. “If you stab someone with a knife and then you say you want talks, then the first thing you have to do is remove the knife,” Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on state television.
           US Secretary of State sees 'Belt and Road' creating 'strategic dependency'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo accused China of trying to create "strategic dependency" through its global Belt and Road infrastructure initiative, reports Bloomberg News.Speaking to the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, Mr Pompeo said the US believes in "strategic partnerships, not strategic dependency," a criticism of China's cheap financing for infrastructure projects in its Belt and Road scheme."With American companies, citizens around the world know that what you see is what you get: honest contracts, honest terms and no need for off-the-books nonsense," Mr Pompeo said. "We will help them keep their people free from coercion or great power domination."Mr Pompeo said the US is working to build "higher-standard" bilateral trade deals, though many Asia analysts and even House Speaker Paul Ryan say the US decision is a mistake.While we work with our partners to craft better and higher-standard bilateral trade agreements, our companies are continuing to advance US economic interests by growing their presence in the region," he said.Mr Pompeo is also seeking to ensure that countries remain committed to maintaining economic sanctions against North Korea.

Source: Transportweekly
          Returned Korean War dog tag belonged to Army medic      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Army Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel of Indiana.
          Returned Korean War dog tag belonged to Army medic      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Army Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel of Indiana.
          N. Korea's top diplomat visits Iran hours after Trump sanctions kick in      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE LONDON — Kim Jong Un’s top diplomat held talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Wednesday, just a day after President Donald Trump reimposed sanctions on the Islamic republic. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho […]

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          Trump Designating North Korea As A State Sponsor Of Terrorism       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Updated at 4:12 p.m. ET The Trump administration is putting North Korea back on the State Department's list of state sponsors of terrorism . President Trump says the move "supports our maximum pressure campaign to isolate this murderous regime." President Trump told reporters on Monday that the Treasury Department will officially announce additional sanctions and penalties on the North Korean regime on Tuesday. President Trump says this should have happened years ago. In fact, North Korea was on the list until 2008, when the Bush administration took it off, in an ultimately failed bid to salvage a denuclearization deal. Trump's move won praise from members of Congress, who supported legislation that paved the way for North Korea's return to the blacklist. "Over the past year alone, Kim Jong Un and his regime brazenly assassinated his brother with a chemical weapon and brutally tortured Otto Warmbier, leading directly to his tragic death," writes House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman
          House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz Will Not Seek Re-Election      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, announced that he will not run for re-election in 2018 and will not seek any public office next year. Chaffetz wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday morning, "I am healthy. I am confident I would continue to be re-elected by large margins. I have the full support of Speaker Ryan to continue as Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. That said, I have made a personal decision to return to the private sector." As oversight chairman, Chaffetz led investigations into the Secret Service and Planned Parenthood in recent years. He has faced pressure from protesters in his home district and federal watchdogs for not pursuing investigations into the Trump administration more forcefully. Chaffetz told NPR's Morning Edition in February that his committee was concerned with possible mishandling of classified information when Trump was apparently briefed on a North Korean missile test at
          CNN Trump Voter Panel Blows Out When GOP County Chair Admits He Resigned After Helsinki Summit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This morning, fireworks erupted on Part 2 of CNN’s “Pulse of a People” after one member admitted he resigned as a Republican county chairman from Ohio over Trump’s horrible Helsinki Summit & anoar said North Korea had already denuclearized. Host Alisyn Camerota played a second half of her interview with Trump voters, some of whom […]
          Trump And North Korea      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: It has never happened before - a sitting American president meeting with a leader of North Korea. That could change now. President Donald Trump has accepted an invitation to open up a dialogue with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un about ending the North's nuclear program. South Korea's national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, made the announcement at the White House yesterday. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) CHUNG EUI-YONG: Along with President Trump, we are optimistic about continuing a diplomatic process to test the possibility of a peaceful resolution. MARTIN: It's going to be quite the test. Let's talk about this with NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith. Hey, Tam. TAMARA KEITH, BYLINE: Hey. MARTIN: So just yesterday, the secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, was talking about diplomacy with North Korea as an unlikely possibility in the short term. But today he had something new to say about the president's
          John Kiriakou, When Twitter Decides Who Speaks (or Not)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

John Kiriakou

ensorship has become such a normal part of daily American life that most people either don’t pay attention to it or don’t care. But it’s taken on a life of its own, and it’s beginning to spin out of control. We must take back our constitutional right to freedom of speech and our civil liberties. 

     Many Americans laughed this week when Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube suspended the accounts of Alex Jones and InfoWars. Jones is well-known for his bombastic, conspiracy-laden, often offensive views on just about everything from the Sandy Hook massacre (no children were killed; they were all “crisis actors”) to the United Nations (it’s a hostile foreign power that maintains a secret army and will launch a war to install a one-world government) to so-called “chemtrails” and space aliens. (In the interest of transparency, I have appeared three times on InfoWars’ The Real News with David Knight. David is a mainstream Libertarian and a great supporter of whistleblowers.)
But the decision to ban Jones was not funny at all. You don’t have to agree with a single thing the man says to believe that he has the same fundamental right to freedom of speech that you and I have. When news of the ban broke on August 6, I was surprised at how few of my friends objected to it. Indeed, many gloated over it. I felt exactly the opposite. I was infuriated. And the next day, on August 7, Twitter permanently banned my friend Peter Van Buren from the site.
Van Buren is a renowned State Department whistleblower and 24-year Foreign Service veteran who also led a Provincial Reconstruction Team in Iraq. He has written extensively about waste, fraud, and abuse at the State Department, and he published a well-received memoir in 2012 entitled, “We Meant Well: How I Helped to Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People.” As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton tried mightily to fire Van Buren for that memoir, even though the State Department’s publications review staff approved its release. She tried to confiscate his pension. Only after a lawsuit on his behalf by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Government Accountability Project was he allowed to retire and to keep his pension.
Twitter, however, doesn’t have to answer to anybody. It’s a private company and it can do what it wants. Last week, Van Buren got involved in an acrimonious exchange about government lying with mainstream journalist Jonathan Katz, a freelancer who writes primarily for The New York Times, Politico, and Slate. Katz apparently reported Van Buren to Twitter, which quickly banned him for life, saying he had “harassed, intimidated, or used fear to silence” Katz. No such thing ever took place. Because of the permanent nature of the ban, every one of Van Buren’s tweets from the past seven years has been deleted.
Twitter’s action turns out to not have been limited to Alex Jones and a buddy of mine. The company went on yesterday to suspend the accounts of Scott Horton, a prominent radio host, director of Antiwar.com, and great friend of whistleblowers; and Dan McAdams, a highly-respected former congressional staff member and executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. I know both of these men well and I would stake my reputation on their decency, honesty, and integrity. Twitter suspended them because they came to Van Buren’s aid.
There’s an even worse result from Twitter’s actions. InfoWars this week had promoted a petitionasking President Trump to pardon Julian Assange. In just 48 hours, the petition was signed by nearly 40,000 people. It was all but killed when removed from Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
There’s a very serious issue at play here. Put aside your feelings about Alex Jones, about crisis actors, and about chemtrails. This is an issue of free speech. It’s an issue of corporate censorship. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other tech mega-companies are telling us that they get to decide what we see and don’t see. They get to decide what we say and don’t say.
I won’t live like that. Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), a group of retired intelligence officers, diplomats, military officers, and FBI agents, is writing a letter to Twitter’s leadership to protest these heavy-handed, anti-democratic actions. I’m proud to be a member of VIPS and I think that our collective voice will be heard. But VIPS can’t do it alone. Twitter and the others must be called to account. I, for one, don’t want to live like a North Korean, an Iranian, or even an Israeli or a Brit, where my government or a company tells me what to think or to say. I will boycott Twitter and speak out against it everywhere until it remedies these egregious attacks on civil liberties.





John Kiriakou is a former CIA counterterrorism officer and a former senior investigator with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. John became the sixth whistleblower indicted by the Obama administration under the Espionage Act - a law designed to punish spies. He served 23 months in prison as a result of his attempts to oppose the Bush administration's torture program.

          Korean War dog tag provided with remains belonged to Army medic from Indiana      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
WASHINGTON — The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, an Army medic from Indiana who was killed in combat with Chinese soldiers in November 1950. The Army on Wednesday handed McDaniel’s slightly corroded dog tag to his sons, Charles Jr. and Larry, who were so young at the time that they have little memory of their father. Moments ago, the two sons of […]
          Returned Korean War dog tag belonged to Army medic      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

WASHINGTON (AP) - The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, an Army medic from Indiana who was killed in the opening months of the Korean War.

The Army on Wednesday handed McDaniel's slightly ...

          North Korea expert issues warning of nuclear war if Kim talks fail | Daily Mail Online      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
North Korea expert issues warning of nuclear war if Kim talks fail | Daily Mail Online: In the year 2020, North Korea launched a series of devastating nuclear attacks against South Korea, Japan and America - at least according to a fictitious history written by Dr Jeffrey Lewis.
          Kim goes casual while under US pressure      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un's inconsistent behavior for full denuclearization. CNN's Brian Todd talks to analysts about what this could mean for the leader's relationship with President Donald Trump.

          【みんな生きている】田口八重子さん[シンポジウム2017]/JNN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

(2017年)
-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!北朝鮮めぐり国際シンポジウム、拉致・核問題で突っ込んだ議論》

【12月16日土曜日】
北朝鮮の人権侵害を啓発する週間にあわせて、政府主催の国際シンポジウムが開かれ、拉致問題や核・ミサイル開発をめぐる北朝鮮との交渉をめぐり、突っ込んだ議論が交わされました。

「(拉致問題に関して)北朝鮮はタフな交渉相手です。交渉ですぐ成果が出ると期待せず、生産的であってもなくても、時間を費やすつもりで粘り強く交渉を」
(アメリカ・ジョンズホプキンス大学のジェニー・タウン〈Jenny Town〉米韓研究所副所長)

シンポジウムでは、韓国・延世(ヨンセ)大学のイ・ジョンフン教授から核・ミサイル開発を加速する北朝鮮に対し、

「国連加盟国としての資格を剥奪すべきだという声もある」

との踏み込んだ提言もありました。
このほか、東京国際大学の伊豆見 元教授は、北朝鮮は経済政策を重視する方針に加えて、年明けからは平昌(ピョンチャン)オリンピックに参加するかどうかをめぐり、韓国を揺さぶる動きをするとの見方を示しました。

「北朝鮮を拉致問題を含めた協議に引っ張り出せるかどうか、来年に向け、今年のいろんな動きは決して無駄にならない。いいチャンス」
(飯塚繁雄さん。拉致被害者・田口八重子さんの兄)

また、国連のトマス・オヘア・キンタナ(Tomas Ojea Quintana)北朝鮮人権状況特別報告者は、拉致問題の進展のためには、2014年の日・朝ストックホルム合意の見直しが必要だと述べました。

■田口八重子さんのご家族のメッセージ
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■田口八重子さんのご家族のメッセージ(英語版)
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■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
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■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
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■ベナTV(日本語版)
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■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
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■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
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■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
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■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
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■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
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■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
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■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
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■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
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◆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・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。
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■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
◆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

【失踪状況】
午前中に美容院へ行き、午後から母親と浴衣を買いに行く予定をしていた。
朝早く家を出て、美容院に「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。母親にも浴衣を買いに行けなくなったと伝えて下さい」と言った。
母親は美容院からの電話で、友達にでも会うことになったのだろうと気にしなかったが、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、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
◆血液型:A型またはO型
◆失踪場所:千葉市内

【失踪状況】
親類の男性と幼馴染の同級生(女性)と千葉市内の飲食店で飲食後、親類の男性が「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。
店の従業員は男性の兄と妹。
男性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-o-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: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】
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、峰島英雄さんの兄妹が勤務する千葉市内の飲食店で食事をした。
峰島英雄さんが、「二人を家まで送ってくる。戻ってくるから、食事を用意しておいてくれ」と兄妹に言い残し、車で飲食店を出たまま三人とも失踪。
峰島英雄さんの車(赤いマーク2)も未発見。
失踪の当日は、関谷俊子さんの引越しの日だった。
引越しが終わったあとに、三人で飲食店に食事に来た模様。
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/

《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:会社員(千葉市内の電話工事会社)
◆身長:170cm
◆血液型:B型またはO型
◆失踪場所:千葉市内

【失踪状況】
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、峰島英雄さんの兄妹が勤務する千葉市内の飲食店で食事をした。
峰島英雄さんが、「二人を家まで送ってくる。戻ってくるから、食事を用意しておいてくれ」と兄妹に言い残し、車で飲食店を出たまま三人とも失踪。
峰島英雄さんの車(赤いマーク2)も未発見。
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.
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(2017年)
-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!北朝鮮めぐり国際シンポジウム、拉致・核問題で突っ込んだ議論》

【12月16日土曜日】
北朝鮮の人権侵害を啓発する週間にあわせて、政府主催の国際シンポジウムが開かれ、拉致問題や核・ミサイル開発をめぐる北朝鮮との交渉をめぐり、突っ込んだ議論が交わされました。

「(拉致問題に関して)北朝鮮はタフな交渉相手です。交渉ですぐ成果が出ると期待せず、生産的であってもなくても、時間を費やすつもりで粘り強く交渉を」
(アメリカ・ジョンズホプキンス大学のジェニー・タウン〈Jenny Town〉米韓研究所副所長)

シンポジウムでは、韓国・延世(ヨンセ)大学のイ・ジョンフン教授から核・ミサイル開発を加速する北朝鮮に対し、

「国連加盟国としての資格を剥奪すべきだという声もある」

との踏み込んだ提言もありました。
このほか、東京国際大学の伊豆見 元教授は、北朝鮮は経済政策を重視する方針に加えて、年明けからは平昌(ピョンチャン)オリンピックに参加するかどうかをめぐり、韓国を揺さぶる動きをするとの見方を示しました。

「北朝鮮を拉致問題を含めた協議に引っ張り出せるかどうか、来年に向け、今年のいろんな動きは決して無駄にならない。いいチャンス」
(飯塚繁雄さん。拉致被害者・田口八重子さんの兄)

また、国連のトマス・オヘア・キンタナ(Tomas Ojea Quintana)北朝鮮人権状況特別報告者は、拉致問題の進展のためには、2014年の日・朝ストックホルム合意の見直しが必要だと述べました。

■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
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■国連HP
http://www.unic.or.jp/
■国連日本政府代表部HP
http://www.un.emb-japan.go.jp/jp/
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■救う会道南HP
http://www.satoukenji.jp/sukuukai_dounan/
■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
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
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http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
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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
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆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."

◆昭和55(1980)年5月頃
欧州における日本人男性拉致容疑事案
被害者:石岡 亨さん(To-o-ru Ishioka)
(拉致被害時22歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
被害者:松木 薫さん(Kaoru Matsuki)
(拉致被害時26歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
2人とも欧州滞在中の昭和55年に失踪。
昭和63年に石岡さんから日本の家族に出した手紙(ポーランドの消印)が届き、石岡さん、松木さん、そして有本恵子さんが北朝鮮に在住すると伝えてきた。
北朝鮮側は、石岡 亨さんは1988(昭和63)年11月にガス事故で有本恵子さんと共に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。
また、同様に松木 薫さんについても、1996(平成8)年8月に交通事故で死亡したとして、平成14年9月及び平成16年11月に開催された第3回日・朝実務者協議と2回にわたり、北朝鮮側から松木さんの「遺骨」の可能性があるとされるものが提出されたが、そのうちの一部からは、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。
捜査当局は拉致実行犯である「よど号」犯人の妻・森 順子及び若林(旧姓:黒田)佐喜子について、平成19年6月に逮捕状の発付を得て国際手配するとともに、政府として北朝鮮側に身柄の引渡しを要求している。
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■熊本県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kumamoto.jp/

[In or around May 1980: Two Japanese men abducted in Europe]

Abductees: Toru Ishioka (22, male, Europe), Kaoru Matsuki (26, male, Europe)
Both men disappeared while living in Europe in 1980. A letter postmarked in Poland and sent by Mr. Ishioka in 1988 to his family in Japan indicated that he, Mr. Matsuki and Keiko Arimoto (see 12 below) were all living in North Korea.
North Korea asserts that Mr. Ishioka and Ms. Arimoto died in a gas poisoning accident in November 1988, but has provided no documents or evidence to support these claims. North Korea also asserts that Mr. Matsuki died in an automobile accident in August 1996. In September 2002, and at the Third Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in September 2002 and November 2004, North Korea handed over remains possibly belonging to Mr. Matsuki, but analysis in Japan indicates that these remains contain DNA belonging to someone else.
The Japanese authorities issued arrest warrants in June 2007 for Junko Mori and Sakiko Wakabayashi (nee Kuroda), wives of Yodo-go members, who are believed to be responsible for these abductions, and listed them both with Interpol. The GoJ demands that North Korea extradite them to Japan.

《特定失踪者・森 洋子さんについて》
◆氏名:森 洋子
(もりようこ)
(Youko Mori)
◆失踪年月日:昭和38(1963)年9月20日
◆生年月日:昭和19(1944)年5月15日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:19歳
◆当時の住所:北海道亀田郡戸井村(現・函館市)
◆当時の身分:雑貨商の実家手伝い
◆身長:163cm
◆体重:48kg
◆特徴:
1)色白
2)長身で痩せ型
3)盲腸の手術跡
4)鼻の右下と口の下に小さなほくろあり
5)髪はパーマをかけていた
◆失踪場所:北海道函館市千歳町のバス停留所付近

【失踪状況】
高校時代の友人の家に泊まりに行き、翌日別の友人と買い物をしたり、函館山へ遊びに行く。
20日夕方、友人と喫茶店2軒で時間をつぶし、午後9時頃のバスに乗るため、2人でバス停に向かう。
その後、洋子さんは前日に宿泊した友人の所へ泊まると言い、バスで帰る友人と別れたのが最後。

《特定失踪者・渡辺栄一さんについて》
◆氏名:渡辺 栄一
(わたなべえいいち)
(Ei-ichi Watanabe)
◆失踪年月日:平成9(1997)年11月9日
◆生年月日:昭和30(1955)年4月17日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:42歳
◆当時の身分:建設技術者
◆身長:165cm
◆体重:59kg~60kg
◆失踪場所:北海道瀬棚郡

【失踪状況】
失踪前、トンネル作業所から「1週間くらいで作業終了する」と電話で知らせ、その後失踪。
警察や消防団が山狩りなど3日間捜索するが何も出てこず。
12月7日本人の車が川沿いで発見される。
指紋採取をしたがきれいにふき取られ何も出なかった。

《特定失踪者・名取志津子さんについて》
◆氏名:名取 志津子
(なとりしづこ)
(Shizuko Natori)
◆失踪年月日:昭和46(1971)年12月2日
◆生年月日:昭和27(1952)年2月16日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:19歳
◆当時の身分:金物店勤務
◆特徴:
1)小柄
2)丸顔
◆失踪場所:北海道瀬棚郡北檜山町

【失踪状況】
勤務先であった姉の嫁ぎ先より帰宅途中に失踪。
当時は瀬棚線で通勤していた。
静岡から戻ってくる母が午後7時半頃北桧山駅に列車に乗る予定だったため、いつもより店を出る時間を約1時間遅らせた。
帰り際に「明日母のお土産をもってくるから」と親類に言って店を出た。

《特定失踪者・本多茂樹さんについて》
◆氏名:本多 茂樹
(ほんだしげき)
(Shigeki Honda)
◆失踪年月日:昭和55(1980)年5月21日
◆生年月日:昭和28(1953)年8月21日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:26歳
◆当時の住所:北海道札幌市豊平区
◆当時の身分:電話に関する仕事
◆身長:160cm
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)色白
◆失踪場所:青函連絡船

【失踪状況】
就職のため東京へ行く途中、青函連絡船の中に荷物だけ残し行方不明。
北海道警は自殺であろうといい、家族もそうかと思い仏事も済ませたところ、実家や兄のところに、約8ヶ月間、度々無言電話がかかってきた。
■青森県警HP
http://www.police.pref.aomori.jp/

《警視庁公開特定失踪者・小住健藏さんについて》
※西新井事件の被害者
◆氏名:小住 健藏
(こすみけんぞう)
(Kenzou Kosumi)
◆当時の年齢:27歳(行方不明当時)
◆当時の住所:東京都板橋区
◆当時の職業:工員
◆身長:160cmくらい

【失踪状況】
昭和36年以降、行方不明になっています。
「西新井事件」は、秋田県下の海岸から密入国した北朝鮮工作員チェ・スンチョルが、小熊和也さん、小住健藏さんの2人の実在する日本人に成り代わり、対韓国工作、極東におけるスパイ拠点の構築、日本の防衛力等に関する情報収集等を行っていた事件です。
警視庁は、その後の捜査により、自称小住健藏こと通称チェ・スンチョルを免状等不実記載同行使違反の容疑等で逮捕状の発付を得て国際手配の手続を行うとともに、警察庁を通じて、北朝鮮に対し身柄の引き渡しを要求しています。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■秋田県警HP
http://www.police.pref.akita.jp/
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.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.
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(2017年)
-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!北朝鮮めぐり国際シンポジウム、拉致・核問題で突っ込んだ議論》

【12月16日土曜日】
北朝鮮の人権侵害を啓発する週間にあわせて、政府主催の国際シンポジウムが開かれ、拉致問題や核・ミサイル開発をめぐる北朝鮮との交渉をめぐり、突っ込んだ議論が交わされました。

「(拉致問題に関して)北朝鮮はタフな交渉相手です。交渉ですぐ成果が出ると期待せず、生産的であってもなくても、時間を費やすつもりで粘り強く交渉を」
(アメリカ・ジョンズホプキンス大学のジェニー・タウン〈Jenny Town〉米韓研究所副所長)

シンポジウムでは、韓国・延世(ヨンセ)大学のイ・ジョンフン教授から核・ミサイル開発を加速する北朝鮮に対し、

「国連加盟国としての資格を剥奪すべきだという声もある」

との踏み込んだ提言もありました。
このほか、東京国際大学の伊豆見 元教授は、北朝鮮は経済政策を重視する方針に加えて、年明けからは平昌(ピョンチャン)オリンピックに参加するかどうかをめぐり、韓国を揺さぶる動きをするとの見方を示しました。

「北朝鮮を拉致問題を含めた協議に引っ張り出せるかどうか、来年に向け、今年のいろんな動きは決して無駄にならない。いいチャンス」
(飯塚繁雄さん。拉致被害者・田口八重子さんの兄)

また、国連のトマス・オヘア・キンタナ(Tomas Ojea Quintana)北朝鮮人権状況特別報告者は、拉致問題の進展のためには、2014年の日・朝ストックホルム合意の見直しが必要だと述べました。

■田口八重子さんのご家族のメッセージ
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http://www.rachi.go.jp/en/shisei/keihatsu/videomessage_1en.html
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■国連HP
http://www.unic.or.jp/
■国連日本政府代表部HP
http://www.un.emb-japan.go.jp/jp/
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■青森県警HP
http://www.police.pref.aomori.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/
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■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
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■脱北者トーク番組動画
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■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
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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
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■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
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■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆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
◆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」と自宅を出たまま行方不明に。
東京の営団地下鉄(現・東京メトロ)に就職が決まっていた。
平成16年1月29日、青森県弘前署に告発状提出。

《特定失踪者・平山政子さんについて》
◆氏名:平山 政子
(ひらやままさこ)
(Masako Hirayama)
◆失踪年月日:昭和47(1972)年3月24日
◆生年月日:昭和21(1946)年9月4日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:25歳
◆当時の住所:青森県青森市
◆当時の身分:飲食店従業員
◆失踪場所:青森県青森市

【失踪状況】
当日、絵を描いていた姉妹が入賞し、お祝いのために待ち合わせていたが現れず。
アパートを訪ねると、特に身辺整理した様子もなく、普段の生活状況のまま。
無断欠勤したことのない政子さんが丸2日も職場に連絡せず失踪。
趣味の手品のアシスタントとしてステージに立つこともあった。
同日、ハワイで行われるマジックの世界大会に参加するための打ち合わせがあった。
■三重県警HP
http://www.police.pref.mie.jp/

《特定失踪者・山口浩一さんについて》
◆氏名:山口 浩一
(やまぐちこういち)
(Kouichi Yamaguchi)
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年5月
◆生年月日:昭和29(1954)年9月28日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:18歳
◆当時の住所:大阪府東大阪市
◆当時の身分:高校生
◆身長:168cm
◆体重:60kg
◆血液型:O型
◆失踪場所:青森県十和田湖か?

【失踪状況】
青森の十和田湖のホテルから「お金が足りない」と連絡のあと、女性とともに行方不明。
■大阪府警HP
http://www.police.pref.osaka.jp/

《特定失踪者・木本佳紀さんについて》
◆氏名:木本 佳紀
(きもとよしのり)
(Yoshinori Kimoto)
◆失踪年月日:昭和60(1985)年10月1日
◆生年月日:昭和38(1963)年5月18日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:22歳
◆当時の住所:青森県弘前市
◆当時の身分:大学生
◆身長:176cm
◆体重:65kg
◆血液型:A型
◆視力:右0.06、左0.05で眼鏡使用
◆特徴:
1)手首に約1cmの火傷の跡がありケロイド状になっている
2)首の後ろに直径約3mmの大きなほくろがある
◆失踪場所:青森県弘前市

【失踪状況】
下宿先アパートから失踪。
机の引き出しには免許証、預金通帳、キャッシュカード、旅行鞄、衣類も残っている。
10月1日付の新聞が部屋の中にあった。
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/

《特定失踪者・山形キセさんについて》
◆氏名:山形 キセ
(やまがたきせ)
(Kise Yamagata)
◆失踪年月日:昭和40(1965)年8月以降
◆生年月日:昭和18(1943)年9月13日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:22歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県川崎市
◆当時の身分:和裁見習い
◆身長:159cmくらい
◆特徴:
1)中肉
2)八重歯
◆失踪場所:神奈川県川崎市

【失踪状況】
青森県弘前市の中学校卒業後、川崎で和裁の見習いをしていた。
昭和40年8月以降、手紙も写真も届かなくなり、それ以来音信不通となった。
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/

《特定失踪者・木村かほるさんについて》
◆氏名:木村 かほる
(きむらかおる)
(Kaoru Kimura)
◆失踪年月日:昭和35(1960)年2月27日
◆生年月日:昭和13(1938)年8月27日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:21歳
◆当時の住所:秋田県秋田市中通
◆当時の身分:日赤秋田高等看護学校3年生
◆身長:152cm
◆血液型:B型
◆特徴:
1)中肉中背
2)色白でいつも微笑みをたたえ優しい感じ
3)知的で物静か
◆失踪場所:秋田市内

【失踪状況】
戸籍上は「かをる」だが、日常は「かほる」としていた。
看護学校の卒業式を10日後に控えていた2月27日午後5時半ごろ、「ちょっと出掛けてくる」と言って学校の同室の友人数人に言って出て行ったきり戻らず。看護学生の教則「看護必携」を抱えていたという。
「金正日(キム・ジョンイル)の料理人」こと藤本健二氏ら複数の北朝鮮での目撃証言がある。
平成16年9月29日、青森県八戸署に告発状を提出。
■秋田県警HP
http://www.police.pref.akita.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.
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(2017年)
-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!北朝鮮めぐり国際シンポジウム、拉致・核問題で突っ込んだ議論》

【12月16日土曜日】
北朝鮮の人権侵害を啓発する週間にあわせて、政府主催の国際シンポジウムが開かれ、拉致問題や核・ミサイル開発をめぐる北朝鮮との交渉をめぐり、突っ込んだ議論が交わされました。

「(拉致問題に関して)北朝鮮はタフな交渉相手です。交渉ですぐ成果が出ると期待せず、生産的であってもなくても、時間を費やすつもりで粘り強く交渉を」
(アメリカ・ジョンズホプキンス大学のジェニー・タウン〈Jenny Town〉米韓研究所副所長)

シンポジウムでは、韓国・延世(ヨンセ)大学のイ・ジョンフン教授から核・ミサイル開発を加速する北朝鮮に対し、

「国連加盟国としての資格を剥奪すべきだという声もある」

との踏み込んだ提言もありました。
このほか、東京国際大学の伊豆見 元教授は、北朝鮮は経済政策を重視する方針に加えて、年明けからは平昌(ピョンチャン)オリンピックに参加するかどうかをめぐり、韓国を揺さぶる動きをするとの見方を示しました。

「北朝鮮を拉致問題を含めた協議に引っ張り出せるかどうか、来年に向け、今年のいろんな動きは決して無駄にならない。いいチャンス」
(飯塚繁雄さん。拉致被害者・田口八重子さんの兄)

また、国連のトマス・オヘア・キンタナ(Tomas Ojea Quintana)北朝鮮人権状況特別報告者は、拉致問題の進展のためには、2014年の日・朝ストックホルム合意の見直しが必要だと述べました。

■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
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■国連HP
http://www.unic.or.jp/
■国連日本政府代表部HP
http://www.un.emb-japan.go.jp/jp/
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■山形県警HP
http://www.pref.yamagata.jp/police/
■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
■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
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆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・小谷幸夫さんについて》
◆氏名:小谷 幸夫
(こたにゆきお)
(Yukio Kotani)
◆失踪年月日:昭和43(1968)年7月21日
◆生年月日:昭和22(1947)年2月13日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:21歳
◆当時の住所:東京都練馬区
◆当時の身分:大学4年生
◆身長:170cmより高め
◆体重:55kg~56kg
◆失踪場所:山形県飯豊連峰・飯豊本山付近

【失踪状況】
拓殖大学4年生在学中の夏休み、北海道へ帰省する途中に、飯豊連峰に登山中行方不明に。
19日に上野駅を出発し、翌日郡山を経て8:30に磐越西線山都駅に到着。
バスで登山口の一ノ木登山連絡所に行き、9:30頃に登山者名簿に記録を残す。
そこから飯豊山(2,205m)へ向かい、同日は手前の小屋に止まる。
21日朝3:30に同宿した4名とともに飯豊山を目指し、4:40頃に飯豊山着。
ここからガスがかかりだしたことから、同行の4人は引き返したが、小谷さん一人御西岳に向かい、そのまま行方不明。
地元警察などが捜索を行ったが遺留品など一切なし。
その後2年にわたって捜索が続けられたが全く手掛かりがなかった。
同泊した登山者の話では、小谷さんは「北股岳を通る」「朝日連峰にも登りたい」と話していたという。
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■埼玉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.saitama.lg.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・布施範行さんについて》
◆氏名:布施 範行
(ふせのりゆき)
(Noriyuki Fuse)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年3月
◆生年月日:昭和29(1954)年2月9日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:23歳
◆当時の住所:愛知県名古屋市北区
◆当時の身分:アルバイト(プレハブ工事現場)
◆身長:180cm
◆特徴:痩せ型
◆失踪場所:不詳

【失踪状況】
3月に「沖縄に行く」と書いた手紙が妹にあり、4枚写真が同封。
3カ月前に実家で会ったときとは別人の様相。
「2カ月で帰る」とあったがその後連絡なし。
預金通帳、印鑑も一緒に妹に送付。
昭和53年2月までは実家に電話、手紙あり。同年1月頃、家族に電話で中華風の料理をしてみたいと言っていた。
失踪後、半年か1年後、女性の声で「範行さんいませんか」と電話が2回あった。
平成17年1月31日、山形県警に告発状提出。
■愛知県警HP
http://www.pref.aichi.jp/police/
■沖縄県警HP
http://www.police.pref.okinawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・齋藤 武さんについて》
◆氏名:齋藤 武
(さいとうたけし)
(Takeshi Saitou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和58(1983)年10月30日
◆生年月日:昭和20(1945)6月14日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:39歳
◆身長:168cm
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆特徴:子供の時、凍傷で左手親指の爪が欠落。
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市

【失踪状況】
昭和60年1月にアパートの大家から家賃未納の手紙が届き、失踪していることが判明した。
家人が会社に問い合わせたところ、昭和59年10月で退職し、以後行方不明であるとのことであった。
失踪者の部屋の様子は衣服にカビが生え、缶詰は錆び付いているなど数年間も住んでいなかったような感じで、荷物もそのままの状況だった。
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・酒井秀俊さんについて》
◆氏名:酒井 秀俊
(さかいひでとし)
(Hidetoshi Sakai)
◆失踪年月日:昭和49(1974)年1月16日?
◆生年月日:昭和27(1952)年1月31日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:22歳
◆当時の住所:京都市右京区
◆当時の身分:立命館大学経済学部4年生
◆身長:170cm
◆特徴:
1)中肉中背
2)盲腸の手術跡
◆失踪場所:不祥(当時京都市右京区に下宿)

【失踪状況】
当時両親は転勤族で山形在住、姉は結婚し祖母と一の宮市に住んでいたので、本人の失踪時期は正確にはわからない。
正月に母や姉の住む山形にも一の宮にも帰省しなかった。
下宿していた部屋はたった今まで生活していたような感じだった。
■京都府警HP
http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/fukei/
■愛知県警HP
http://www.pref.aichi.jp/police/

◆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.
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(2017年)
-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!北朝鮮めぐり国際シンポジウム、拉致・核問題で突っ込んだ議論》

【12月16日土曜日】
北朝鮮の人権侵害を啓発する週間にあわせて、政府主催の国際シンポジウムが開かれ、拉致問題や核・ミサイル開発をめぐる北朝鮮との交渉をめぐり、突っ込んだ議論が交わされました。

「(拉致問題に関して)北朝鮮はタフな交渉相手です。交渉ですぐ成果が出ると期待せず、生産的であってもなくても、時間を費やすつもりで粘り強く交渉を」
(アメリカ・ジョンズホプキンス大学のジェニー・タウン〈Jenny Town〉米韓研究所副所長)

シンポジウムでは、韓国・延世(ヨンセ)大学のイ・ジョンフン教授から核・ミサイル開発を加速する北朝鮮に対し、

「国連加盟国としての資格を剥奪すべきだという声もある」

との踏み込んだ提言もありました。
このほか、東京国際大学の伊豆見 元教授は、北朝鮮は経済政策を重視する方針に加えて、年明けからは平昌(ピョンチャン)オリンピックに参加するかどうかをめぐり、韓国を揺さぶる動きをするとの見方を示しました。

「北朝鮮を拉致問題を含めた協議に引っ張り出せるかどうか、来年に向け、今年のいろんな動きは決して無駄にならない。いいチャンス」
(飯塚繁雄さん。拉致被害者・田口八重子さんの兄)

また、国連のトマス・オヘア・キンタナ(Tomas Ojea Quintana)北朝鮮人権状況特別報告者は、拉致問題の進展のためには、2014年の日・朝ストックホルム合意の見直しが必要だと述べました。

■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
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■国連HP
http://www.unic.or.jp/
■国連日本政府代表部HP
http://www.un.emb-japan.go.jp/jp/
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■岩手県警HP
http://www2.pref.iwate.jp/~hp0802/
■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
■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
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆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・鈴木正昭さんについて》
◆氏名:鈴木 正昭
(すずきまさあき)
(Masa-aki Suzuki)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年8月30日
◆生年月日:昭和27(1952)年5月29日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:25歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県千葉市
◆当時の身分:団体職員
◆出身地:岩手県一関市
◆失踪場所:千葉県千葉市

【失踪状況】
失踪当日、前の職場の同僚が自宅アパートを訪ねていったところ、路上で女性と話し込んでいた。
以後情報なし。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/

《特定失踪者・坂川千明さんについて》
◆氏名:坂川 千明
(さかがわちあき)
(Chiaki Sakagawa)
◆失踪年月日:平成12(2000)年3月7日
◆生年月日:昭和51(1976)年10月7日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:23歳
◆当時の住所:岩手県九戸郡洋野町
◆当時の身分:ガソリンスタンド勤務
◆身長:150cm
◆特徴:右にえくぼ
◆失踪場所:岩手県

【失踪状況】
退勤後帰宅途中失踪。
翌日、警察から岩手県九戸郡種市町の高家漁港に車が放置してあると連絡。
車の中には財布、携帯電話等すべて残っていた。
高家港は職場から家とは全く反対の方向で、夜は真っ暗。地元の人もほとんど近寄らない小さな港。
車は港の端に海に向って停まっていた。
入水自殺してもすぐ死体があがってくる場所。
車の中には高家港の丘の上にあるコンビニでビールを買ったレシートが残っていたが、そんなところでビールを買うことは考えられない。
失踪当時車のガソリンを入れていた。走行距離からすると、勤務先のガソリンスタンドから久慈市を回って高家港の距離と一致する。

《特定失踪者・吉田賢光さんについて》
◆氏名:吉田 賢光
(よしだけんこう)
(Kenkou Yoshida)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年3月12日
◆生年月日:昭和15(1940)年5月2日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:36歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県川崎市
◆当時の身分:無職(前年11月まで団体職員)
◆特徴:小柄で細身
◆特技:
1)特別上手ではないが、スポーツは何でもこなす
2)登山も少しはする
◆失踪場所:東北本線白石駅

【失踪状況】
体調不良のため次の転居予定地である大阪へ向かう前に約3ヶ月間、宮城県にある伯父の寺へ居候。
実家である岩手へ墓参りがてら帰って来いといっても来ず、居候先の伯父の話では何か連絡を待っている様子だったと話したと聞いている。
失踪前の住所は神奈川県川崎市。
■宮城県警HP
http://www.police.pref.miyagi.jp/
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■大阪府警HP
http://www.police.pref.osaka.jp/

【荒木和博・特定失踪者問題調査会代表による吉田賢光さん失踪事件の解説】
◆共通項は「大阪へ行く」
吉田賢光さんは昭和52年(1977)3月12日、「大阪に行く」と言って東北本線白石駅で妹さんが見送ったのを最後に行方不明になっています。ご本人は町役場の職員から社団法人の職員になり、失踪前年退職していましたが曹洞宗の僧籍を持っていました。
また、日高信男さんと早坂勝男さんに共通しているキーワードの一つに「大阪」がありました。
日高信男さんは失踪直前鹿児島の実家に「印刷会社を退職し、大阪で働く会社が決まった」旨の手紙を送付していました。一方会社の同僚には「大阪で仕事を探す」と伝えていました。
早坂勝男さんはお兄さんに「大阪に行って印刷の勉強をしてみたい」とも話していたことがあり、アルバムの中からも大阪市の住之江公園で写した写真が出てきました。

◆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】田口八重子さん[シンポジウム2017]/TBC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

(2017年)
-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!北朝鮮めぐり国際シンポジウム、拉致・核問題で突っ込んだ議論》

【12月16日土曜日】
北朝鮮の人権侵害を啓発する週間にあわせて、政府主催の国際シンポジウムが開かれ、拉致問題や核・ミサイル開発をめぐる北朝鮮との交渉をめぐり、突っ込んだ議論が交わされました。

「(拉致問題に関して)北朝鮮はタフな交渉相手です。交渉ですぐ成果が出ると期待せず、生産的であってもなくても、時間を費やすつもりで粘り強く交渉を」
(アメリカ・ジョンズホプキンス大学のジェニー・タウン〈Jenny Town〉米韓研究所副所長)

シンポジウムでは、韓国・延世(ヨンセ)大学のイ・ジョンフン教授から核・ミサイル開発を加速する北朝鮮に対し、

「国連加盟国としての資格を剥奪すべきだという声もある」

との踏み込んだ提言もありました。
このほか、東京国際大学の伊豆見 元教授は、北朝鮮は経済政策を重視する方針に加えて、年明けからは平昌(ピョンチャン)オリンピックに参加するかどうかをめぐり、韓国を揺さぶる動きをするとの見方を示しました。

「北朝鮮を拉致問題を含めた協議に引っ張り出せるかどうか、来年に向け、今年のいろんな動きは決して無駄にならない。いいチャンス」
(飯塚繁雄さん。拉致被害者・田口八重子さんの兄)

また、国連のトマス・オヘア・キンタナ(Tomas Ojea Quintana)北朝鮮人権状況特別報告者は、拉致問題の進展のためには、2014年の日・朝ストックホルム合意の見直しが必要だと述べました。

■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
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■国連HP
http://www.unic.or.jp/
■国連日本政府代表部HP
http://www.un.emb-japan.go.jp/jp/
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■宮城県警HP
http://www.police.pref.miyagi.jp/
■救う会宮城facebook
http://ja-jp.facebook.com/sukuukai.miyagi
■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
■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
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆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・岩佐寅雄さんについて》
◆氏名:岩佐 寅雄
(いわさとらお)
(Torao Iwasa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和36(1961)年12月20日
◆生年月日:大正15(1926)年12月8日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:35歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県鎌倉市材木座
◆当時の身分:魚屋の店員(板前も出来た)
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:70kg
◆血液型:A型
◆特徴:
1)少し前かがみで歩く癖があった
2)スポーツが趣味で、陸上短距離の国体に2度出場している
3)酒は少々飲む
◆失踪場所:神奈川県鎌倉市の材木座海岸

【失踪状況】
勤めていた店の人に黙っていなくなった。
その後、横須賀のいとこが四方八方探し回ったが消息はつかめず。
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・早坂勝男さんについて》
◆氏名:早坂 勝男
(はやさかかつお)
(Katsuo Hayasaka)
◆失踪年月日:昭和43(1968)年4月頃
◆生年月日:昭和19(1944)年1月22日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:東京都墨田区石原
◆当時の身分:印刷会社社員
◆宮城県加美町出身
◆身長:156cm
◆体重:55kg
◆血液型:A型かO型
◆特徴:印刷の仕事で指を怪我し、親指と人さし指がやや変形している
◆失踪場所:東京都墨田区

【失踪状況】
墨田区の下宿先から失踪。正月に兄弟とその家族7人で過ごしている。
別の兄の話によると2月か3月にケガで入院した。
失踪後数ヶ月して、会社から本人の友人に荷物を引き取ってくれと電話ある。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・日高信男さんについて》
◆氏名:日高 信夫
(ひだかのぶお)
(Nobuo Hidaka)
◆失踪年月日:昭和41(1966)年9月29日
◆生年月日:昭和19(1944)年11月27日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:21歳
◆当時の住所:東京都新宿区
◆当時の身分:印刷工
◆身長:155cm
◆体重:50kg
◆特徴:印刷機による事故のため、右手人指し指第2関節と右手中指第1関節欠損
◆失踪場所:東京都台東区上野駅

【失踪状況】
勤務していた東京都新宿区の印刷会社を9月25日退職し、29日に大阪に向かったまま失踪。
実家には『大阪で新しい職場が決まった』と手紙を出しているが、実際に大阪で就職したことは現時点で確認されていない。
平成18年11月6日、警視庁に告発状を提出。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・吉田賢光さんについて》
◆氏名:吉田 賢光
(よしだけんこう)
(Kenkou Yoshida)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年3月12日
◆生年月日:昭和15(1940)年5月2日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:36歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県川崎市
◆当時の身分:無職(前年11月まで団体職員)
◆特徴:小柄で細身
◆特技:
1)特別上手ではないが、スポーツは何でもこなす
2)登山も少しはする
◆失踪場所:東北本線白石駅

【失踪状況】
体調不良のため次の転居予定地である大阪へ向かう前に約3ヶ月間、宮城県にある伯父の寺へ居候。
実家である岩手へ墓参りがてら帰って来いといっても来ず、居候先の伯父の話では何か連絡を待っている様子だったと話したと聞いている。
失踪前の住所は神奈川県川崎市。
■宮城県警HP
http://www.police.pref.miyagi.jp/
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■大阪府警HP
http://www.police.pref.osaka.jp/

【荒木和博・特定失踪者問題調査会代表による早坂勝男さん・日高信男さん・吉田賢光さん失踪事件の解説】
◆共通項は「大阪へ行く」
早坂勝男さんと日高信男さんに共通しているキーワードの一つに「大阪」がありました。
早坂勝男さんはお兄さんに「大阪に行って印刷の勉強をしてみたい」とも話していたことがあり、アルバムの中からも大阪市の住之江公園で写した写真が出てきました。
日高信男さんは失踪直前鹿児島の実家に「印刷会社を退職し、大阪で働く会社が決まった」旨の手紙を送付していました。一方会社の同僚には「大阪で仕事を探す」と伝えていました。
また、吉田賢光さんは昭和52年(1977)3月12日、「大阪に行く」と言って東北本線白石駅で妹さんが見送ったのを最後に行方不明になっています。ご本人は町役場の職員から社団法人の職員になり、失踪前年退職していましたが曹洞宗の僧籍を持っていました。

《特定失踪者・河合美智愛さんについて》
◆氏名:河合 美智愛
(かわいみちえ)
(Michie Kawai)
◆失踪年月日:昭和59(1984)年4月2日
◆生年月日:昭和38(1963)年12月18日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:20歳
◆当時の住所:福井県越前市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:169cm
◆特徴:
1)おでこが広い
2)口元に小さなホクロ
3)右膝外側に10cm程度のあざ
◆失踪場所:福井県武生市(現・越前市)

【失踪状況】
失踪前日から地元の繊維会社に勤め始めていた。
昼食のために会社から一旦帰宅して昼食を取った後、会社に向かったが会社には着かずそのまま行方不明となった。
乗っていた自家用車(カローラ)も見つかっていない。
失踪後、1~2回、実家に無言電話がかかってきたが、名前を呼びかけると直ぐに切れた。
平成6年頃、宮城県内で目撃情報があります。
■福井県警HP
http://www.pref.fukui.jp/kenkei/

◆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.
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(2017年)
-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!北朝鮮めぐり国際シンポジウム、拉致・核問題で突っ込んだ議論》

【12月16日土曜日】
北朝鮮の人権侵害を啓発する週間にあわせて、政府主催の国際シンポジウムが開かれ、拉致問題や核・ミサイル開発をめぐる北朝鮮との交渉をめぐり、突っ込んだ議論が交わされました。

「(拉致問題に関して)北朝鮮はタフな交渉相手です。交渉ですぐ成果が出ると期待せず、生産的であってもなくても、時間を費やすつもりで粘り強く交渉を」
(アメリカ・ジョンズホプキンス大学のジェニー・タウン〈Jenny Town〉米韓研究所副所長)

シンポジウムでは、韓国・延世(ヨンセ)大学のイ・ジョンフン教授から核・ミサイル開発を加速する北朝鮮に対し、

「国連加盟国としての資格を剥奪すべきだという声もある」

との踏み込んだ提言もありました。
このほか、東京国際大学の伊豆見 元教授は、北朝鮮は経済政策を重視する方針に加えて、年明けからは平昌(ピョンチャン)オリンピックに参加するかどうかをめぐり、韓国を揺さぶる動きをするとの見方を示しました。

「北朝鮮を拉致問題を含めた協議に引っ張り出せるかどうか、来年に向け、今年のいろんな動きは決して無駄にならない。いいチャンス」
(飯塚繁雄さん。拉致被害者・田口八重子さんの兄)

また、国連のトマス・オヘア・キンタナ(Tomas Ojea Quintana)北朝鮮人権状況特別報告者は、拉致問題の進展のためには、2014年の日・朝ストックホルム合意の見直しが必要だと述べました。

■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
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■国連HP
http://www.unic.or.jp/
■国連日本政府代表部HP
http://www.un.emb-japan.go.jp/jp/
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
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http://www.npa.go.jp/
■福島県警HP
http://www.police.pref.fukushima.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
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■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
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆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・坂上良則さんについて》
◆氏名:坂上 良則
(さかうえよしのり)
(Yoshinori Sakaue)
◆失踪年月日:昭和51(1976)年8月10日
◆生年月日:昭和23(1948)年5月21日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:28歳
◆当時の住所:福島県南相馬市
◆当時の身分:ガソリンスタンド従業員
◆北海道川上郡弟子屈町出身
◆身長:170cmくらい
◆特徴:痩せ型
◆失踪場所:福島県原町市

【失踪状況】
当時本人は下宿住まいで、叔父の紹介で勤めていたガソリンスタンドまで歩いて通勤していた。
失踪当日普段と変わらず、いつも持って歩く手提げバックを持ち下宿を出る。
スタンドに出勤していないので、下宿に連絡するが普段通り出ていったとのこと。
北海道の親元にも連絡があり、両親が下宿先に行き部屋を見たが、何も持って出た様子もなく、今にもすぐ帰ってくるような状態であった。
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/

《特定失踪者・熊倉清一さんについて》
◆氏名:熊倉 清一
(くまくらせいいち)
(Sei-ichi Kumakura)
◆失踪年月日:昭和55(1980)年2月4日
◆生年月日:昭和24(1949)年11月7日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:29歳
◆当時の住所:福島県会津若松市
◆当時の身分:蒔絵師(吸物椀や重箱などの高級漆器に絵を描いていた)
◆身長:165cm
◆特徴:十二指腸の手術痕
◆失踪場所:福島県会津若松市

【失踪状況】
高校時代の友人Aさんが「新潟に行ったことがない」というので、本人の車に乗せて新潟へ向かったが、そのまま2人とも行方不明。
新潟県五泉町(現・五泉市)の親戚に向かったはずだが、親戚宅に姿を見せていない。
会津若松から新潟にかけて阿賀野川沿いを走る国道などを探したが、事故などの痕跡もなく、車も発見されなかった。
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.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.
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(2017年)
-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!北朝鮮めぐり国際シンポジウム、拉致・核問題で突っ込んだ議論》

【12月16日土曜日】
北朝鮮の人権侵害を啓発する週間にあわせて、政府主催の国際シンポジウムが開かれ、拉致問題や核・ミサイル開発をめぐる北朝鮮との交渉をめぐり、突っ込んだ議論が交わされました。

「(拉致問題に関して)北朝鮮はタフな交渉相手です。交渉ですぐ成果が出ると期待せず、生産的であってもなくても、時間を費やすつもりで粘り強く交渉を」
(アメリカ・ジョンズホプキンス大学のジェニー・タウン〈Jenny Town〉米韓研究所副所長)

シンポジウムでは、韓国・延世(ヨンセ)大学のイ・ジョンフン教授から核・ミサイル開発を加速する北朝鮮に対し、

「国連加盟国としての資格を剥奪すべきだという声もある」

との踏み込んだ提言もありました。
このほか、東京国際大学の伊豆見 元教授は、北朝鮮は経済政策を重視する方針に加えて、年明けからは平昌(ピョンチャン)オリンピックに参加するかどうかをめぐり、韓国を揺さぶる動きをするとの見方を示しました。

「北朝鮮を拉致問題を含めた協議に引っ張り出せるかどうか、来年に向け、今年のいろんな動きは決して無駄にならない。いいチャンス」
(飯塚繁雄さん。拉致被害者・田口八重子さんの兄)

また、国連のトマス・オヘア・キンタナ(Tomas Ojea Quintana)北朝鮮人権状況特別報告者は、拉致問題の進展のためには、2014年の日・朝ストックホルム合意の見直しが必要だと述べました。

■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
■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
■曽我ミヨシさんのご家族のメッセージ
http://www.rachi.go.jp/jp/message/movie_3.html
■曽我ミヨシさんのご家族のメッセージ(英語版)
http://www.rachi.go.jp/en/shisei/keihatsu/videomessage_3en.html
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■国連HP
http://www.unic.or.jp/
■国連日本政府代表部HP
http://www.un.emb-japan.go.jp/jp/
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.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
■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
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆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."

◆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8月12日
母娘拉致容疑事案
被害者:曽我ひとみさん(Hitomi Soga)
(拉致被害時19歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
被害者:曽我ミヨシさん(Miyoshi Soga)
(拉致被害時46歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
「2人で買い物に行く」と言って出かけて以来失踪。
ひとみさんは平成14年10月日本に帰国。
ひとみさんの夫(ジェンキンス氏=アメリカ人)と2人の娘も平成16年7月に渡日・帰国。
北朝鮮側は、曽我ミヨシさんは北朝鮮に入境していないとしている。
捜査当局は、拉致実行犯である北朝鮮工作員・通称キム・ミョンスクについて、平成18年11月に逮捕状の発付を得て国際手配するとともに、政府として北朝鮮側に身柄の引渡しを要求している。
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/

[August 12, 1978: Mother and daughter abducted]

Abductees: Hitomi Soga (19, female, Niigata Prefecture), Miyoshi Soga (46, female, Niigata Prefecture)
Disappeared after saying they were going shopping.
Hitomi Soga returned to Japan in October 2002. Her husband (Charles Robert Jenkins, a US citizen) and two daughters arrived in Japan in July 2004.
North Korea asserts that Miyoshi Soga never entered North Korean territory. The Japanese authorities issued an arrest warrant in November 2006 for a person known as Kim Myong-Suk, a North Korean agent believed to be responsible for the abductions, and listed her with Interpol. The GoJ demands that North Korea extradite her to Japan.

《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
◆当時の身分:新潟県佐渡農地事務所勤務
◆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。
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

《特定失踪者・中村三奈子さんについて》
◆氏名:中村 三奈子
(なかむらみなこ)
(Minako Nakamura)
◆失踪年月日:平成10(1998)年4月6日
◆生年月日:昭和54(1979)年9月18日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:18歳
◆当時の住所:新潟県長岡市
◆当時の身分:高校を卒業して予備校に行く準備中
◆身長:163cm
◆体重:56Kg
◆特徴:
1)硬式テニスをやっている
2)その他のスポーツも好き
3)色白、えくぼがある
◆足のサイズ:24cm
◆失踪場所:新潟県長岡市の自宅

【失踪状況】
4月6日午前中、予備校に入学金50万円を納めに行く予定がそのまま帰宅しない。
後日入学金の中から「3万円借ります」というメモとともに47万円が見つかる。
身支度は普段着のまま。持ち物は自分の白い財布だけ。所持金は5万円~8万円程度と思われる。
通常出かけるときは自転車を利用するがこのときは置いていった。
3月25日に自らパスポートを申請し、4月3日交付。長岡ではなく新潟の旅券センターまで行っている。
大韓航空で出国状況を問い合わせると、7日9時にソウルへ出国していた。搭乗券を購入していた旅行会社によると、中村三奈子の名前で中年のハスキーな声の女性で搭乗券の依頼あり。
旅行は慣れているので新潟空港で出発当日搭乗券を受け取る。帰りの便やホテルは必要ないと言った。
出発当日の朝、中村三奈子の名前で派手なブラウスを着た女性に搭乗券を渡したとのこと。
■中村三奈子さんをさがす会ブログ
http://ameblo.jp/sagasukai98/
■中村三奈子さんをさがす会facebook
http://ja-jp.facebook.com/sagasukai98

《特定失踪者・藤田 進さんについて》
※埼玉県川口市の藤田 進さんとは別人
◆氏名:藤田 進
(ふじたすすむ)
(Susumu Fujita)
◆失踪年月日:昭和40(1965)年3月26日
◆生年月日:昭和23(1948)年3月25日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:17歳
◆身長:160cm
◆当時の身分:新潟県立糸魚川高校1年生(休学中)
◆当時の住所:新潟県糸魚川市
◆特徴:
1)おとなしい性格
2)やせ形
3)眼鏡せず
4)前歯がケガで欠けたのでつないでいる
◆失踪場所:信越・新潟県西頸城郡青海町内、自宅から15分、海岸から5分位の映画館

【失踪状況】
自宅から徒歩15分ほどの映画館で開かれる演奏会に、一人で歩いて出かけた。猛吹雪だった。
学生服の上にブルーのアノラックを着ていた。
高校は休学中で登校拒否のようだった。

《特定失踪者・山本美保さんについて》
◆氏名:山本 美保
(やまもとみほ)
(Miho Yamamoto)
◆失踪年月日:昭和59(1984)年6月4日
◆生年月日:昭和39(1964)年3月3日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:20歳
◆当時の住所:山梨県甲府市
◆当時の身分:大学受験生
◆身長:160cm
◆体重:51kg
◆特徴:
1)左目の下に3針縫った跡
2)左手にしもやけの軽いケロイド
◆靴のサイズ:23.5cm
◆失踪場所:山梨県甲府市の自宅を出て以来消息不明

【失踪状況】
「図書館に行く」と言ってバイクで出かけたまま失踪。甲府駅前にバイクが置かれているのが発見された。
4日後、新潟県柏崎市荒浜海岸にセカンドバックが落ちていたとの連絡。
失踪半年後の11月6日から無言電話が4年半ほど続く。
無言電話はほとんど数秒で切れるものだったが、失踪から3年4ヶ月後と3年6ヶ月後の2回の電話は10分~15分ほど続き、相手はじっと聞いている様子だった。
3年6ヶ月後の電話はすすり泣くような声が聞かれた。
平成16年1月29日、山梨県警に告発状提出。
■山梨県警HP
http://www.pref.yamanashi.jp/police/
■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.

《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)
(Hiromasa Watanabe)
◆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/



【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.
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(2017年)
-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!北朝鮮めぐり国際シンポジウム、拉致・核問題で突っ込んだ議論》

【12月16日土曜日】
北朝鮮の人権侵害を啓発する週間にあわせて、政府主催の国際シンポジウムが開かれ、拉致問題や核・ミサイル開発をめぐる北朝鮮との交渉をめぐり、突っ込んだ議論が交わされました。

「(拉致問題に関して)北朝鮮はタフな交渉相手です。交渉ですぐ成果が出ると期待せず、生産的であってもなくても、時間を費やすつもりで粘り強く交渉を」
(アメリカ・ジョンズホプキンス大学のジェニー・タウン〈Jenny Town〉米韓研究所副所長)

シンポジウムでは、韓国・延世(ヨンセ)大学のイ・ジョンフン教授から核・ミサイル開発を加速する北朝鮮に対し、

「国連加盟国としての資格を剥奪すべきだという声もある」

との踏み込んだ提言もありました。
このほか、東京国際大学の伊豆見 元教授は、北朝鮮は経済政策を重視する方針に加えて、年明けからは平昌(ピョンチャン)オリンピックに参加するかどうかをめぐり、韓国を揺さぶる動きをするとの見方を示しました。

「北朝鮮を拉致問題を含めた協議に引っ張り出せるかどうか、来年に向け、今年のいろんな動きは決して無駄にならない。いいチャンス」
(飯塚繁雄さん。拉致被害者・田口八重子さんの兄)

また、国連のトマス・オヘア・キンタナ(Tomas Ojea Quintana)北朝鮮人権状況特別報告者は、拉致問題の進展のためには、2014年の日・朝ストックホルム合意の見直しが必要だと述べました。

■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
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■国連HP
http://www.unic.or.jp/
■国連日本政府代表部HP
http://www.un.emb-japan.go.jp/jp/
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■長野県警HP
http://www.pref.nagano.lg.jp/police/
■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
■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
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆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・中塚節子さんについて》
◆氏名:中塚 節子
(なかつかせつこ)
(Setsuko Nakatsuka)
◆失踪年月日:昭和38(1963)年6月16日
◆生年月日:昭和20(1945)年6月5日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:18歳
◆当時の住所:東京都文京区
◆当時の身分:印刷会社勤務
◆身長:155cm~158cm
◆特徴:
1)色白
2)富士額
◆失踪場所:東京都文京区の会社の近く

【失踪状況】
仕事を終えて「ちょっと出かけてくる」と同僚の男性と小銭を持ってサンダル履きで出かけたまま行方不明。
おやつでも買いに出た感じだったという。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・白鳥英敏さんについて》
◆氏名:白鳥 英敏
(しろとりひでとし)
(Hidetoshi Shirotori)
◆失踪年月日:昭和44(1969)年7月
◆生年月日:昭和24(1949)年10月27日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:19歳
◆当時の住所:長野県松本市
◆当時の身分:信州大学農学部1年
◆身長:165cm~170cm
◆体重:60kg~65kg
◆失踪場所:長野県松本市の下宿先から

【失踪状況】
松本市の下宿先より行方不明。
家主が毎日、下宿から出かけるとき、帰ったときに声をかけていたが、本人が入院中のため留守で、いつごろからいなくなったのか分からない。
退院してきていなくなったのではないかと、家主から家族に連絡があった。
家族が大学に行き調べた結果、7月中旬頃大学の図書館で見かけた人がいることが分かった。
父宛ての最後のはがき(昭和44年6月25日付)では、学生紛争中ではあるが少しはクラスで勉強したり、クラブでコロナ観測所に行くこと、6月30日の夕方に帰ること等が書いてあった。
学生運動に熱中している様子もなく、家出する理由もない。
部屋の中も暮していたままで食事のあとがそのままで、食器も洗わずに置いてあった。

《特定失踪者・小宮山広明さんについて》
◆氏名:小宮山 広明
(こみやまひろあき)
(Hiroaki Komiyama)
◆失踪年月日:平成7(1995)年6月19日
◆生年月日:昭和39(1964)年11月22日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:30歳
◆当時の住所:長野県坂城町
◆当時の身分:工場勤務
◆身長:167cm
◆体重:60kg
◆特徴:左ひじに手術痕
◆失踪場所:長野県埴科郡坂城町

【失踪状況】
平成7年6月19日、車両で自宅を出た後、行方不明。
詳細不明。
当日他の家族は家にいなかった。

《特定失踪者・菊地寛史さんについて》
◆氏名:菊地 寛史
(きくちひろし)
(Hiroshi Kikuchi)
◆失踪年月日:平成10(1998)年4月5日
◆生年月日:昭和52(1977)年11月22日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:20歳
◆当時の住所:長野県佐久市
◆当時の身分:自動車会社勤務
◆身長:166cm
◆体重:56kg
◆失踪場所:研修の宿泊施設(長野県長野市サイクリングターミナル)

【失踪状況】
新人研修中に寮から行方不明。
4月5日、宿泊部屋が一緒だった同僚に「ジュースを買ってきてくれ」と頼み、同僚がジュースを買って部屋に戻るといなくなっていた。
荷物、免許証、財布、スーツ、靴等も残したままだった。
平成10年~13年くらいまでの間に時々数回だけ鳴って切れる電話があった。
そのほとんどが非通知だった。こちらが出たとたんに切れる電話もあった。
平成15年くらいからは、ほとんどそれも無くなった。

《特定失踪者・渋谷浩邦さんについて》
◆氏名:渋谷 浩邦
(しぶやひろくに)
(Hirokuni Shibuya)
◆失踪年月日:平成10(1998)年8月4日
◆生年月日:昭和39(1964)年3月1日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:34歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県厚木市
◆当時の身分:県庁職員
◆身長:168cm
◆特徴:
1)太り気味
2)むち打ちで寒いと痛みが出る
3)趣味は山とスキー、全国の山を登っている
◆失踪場所:長野県白馬山中

【失踪状況】
8月2日、「5日夜か6日の朝に帰宅する」と言い残して長野県白馬に登山に出かける。失踪当日午後1時頃、「大町市の黒部観光ホテルに着いたので、これから山に行く」と電話があった。
白馬山荘に2泊し、4日の朝5時頃1人で出たが、方角は不明。車でホテルまで行き、荷物を預けて、そこからバスで乗ったのをホテルの客が見ている。
5日、ホテルから自宅に電話が入る。
平成11年3月頃までヘリを何回かとばして捜す。車の中には着替えたものがあった。
預金が引き出された形跡なし。
失踪した年の暮れ頃から平成13年まで無言電話や不審な電話あり。
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・高野清文さんについて》
◆氏名:高野 清文
(たかのきよふみ)
(Kiyofumi Takano)
◆失踪年月日:昭和51(1976)年7月30日
◆生年月日:昭和31(1956)年10月31日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:19歳
◆当時の住所:東京都調布市
◆当時の身分:電気通信大学2年生
◆身長:172cm
◆特徴:
1)中肉
2)丸顔鼻低い
3)口は大きい
4)眉濃い
◆失踪場所:東京都神津島村の民宿から

【失踪状況】
大学寮の仲間と神津島へ行き行方不明に。
前日に山へ行くと言っていたため、神津島村の天上山を捜索するが発見できず。
同月12日に隣の新島でも若い女性が行方不明になっている。
■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.
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(2017年)
-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!北朝鮮めぐり国際シンポジウム、拉致・核問題で突っ込んだ議論》

【12月16日土曜日】
北朝鮮の人権侵害を啓発する週間にあわせて、政府主催の国際シンポジウムが開かれ、拉致問題や核・ミサイル開発をめぐる北朝鮮との交渉をめぐり、突っ込んだ議論が交わされました。

「(拉致問題に関して)北朝鮮はタフな交渉相手です。交渉ですぐ成果が出ると期待せず、生産的であってもなくても、時間を費やすつもりで粘り強く交渉を」
(アメリカ・ジョンズホプキンス大学のジェニー・タウン〈Jenny Town〉米韓研究所副所長)

シンポジウムでは、韓国・延世(ヨンセ)大学のイ・ジョンフン教授から核・ミサイル開発を加速する北朝鮮に対し、

「国連加盟国としての資格を剥奪すべきだという声もある」

との踏み込んだ提言もありました。
このほか、東京国際大学の伊豆見 元教授は、北朝鮮は経済政策を重視する方針に加えて、年明けからは平昌(ピョンチャン)オリンピックに参加するかどうかをめぐり、韓国を揺さぶる動きをするとの見方を示しました。

「北朝鮮を拉致問題を含めた協議に引っ張り出せるかどうか、来年に向け、今年のいろんな動きは決して無駄にならない。いいチャンス」
(飯塚繁雄さん。拉致被害者・田口八重子さんの兄)

また、国連のトマス・オヘア・キンタナ(Tomas Ojea Quintana)北朝鮮人権状況特別報告者は、拉致問題の進展のためには、2014年の日・朝ストックホルム合意の見直しが必要だと述べました。

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■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
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■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
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■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
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■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
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■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
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■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆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・川合健二さんについて》
◆氏名:川合 健二
(かわいけんじ)
(Kenji Kawai)
◆失踪年月日:昭和54(1979)年4月4日
◆生年月日:昭和22(1947)年2月6日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:35歳
◆当時の住所:山梨県中巨摩郡(現・山梨県甲斐市)
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆三重県津市出身
◆身長:167cm
◆体重:55kg
◆特徴:左利き
◆失踪場所:山梨県中巨摩郡

【失踪状況】
車で接触事故を起こし、被害者を病院に送り届けてから行方不明。
車(ナンバー/山梨55 は7111号)も見つかっていない。
失踪直前、10万円くらい小分けにして300万円が引き出されていた。
■三重県警HP
http://www.police.pref.mie.jp/

【調査会による川合健二さん失踪の調査結果】
川合健二さんは昭和54(1979)年4月4日夕刻、中巨摩郡内で運転中接触事故を起こし、被害者を病院に送り届けてから一旦自宅に戻ったが、すぐに車で家を出て所在不明となる。車も見つかっていない。失踪直前、10万円くらいずつ小分けにして300万円が引き出されていた。
川合さんには当時、「山ちゃん」と呼ばれる在日の友人がおり、川合さんが留守でも自宅に上り込み、借金を申し込むような人物であった。
家族の話では、川合さんの失踪後に北朝鮮に渡ったと聞いており、実際川合さんの失踪後は自宅に顔を見せなくなった。
家族が知らぬ間に合計で300万円の預金を引き出していたこと、川合さんの失踪後に顔を見せなくなった在日の人物が川合さんの失踪の謎を知っているのかについてさらに今後の調査が必要である。

《特定失踪者・山本美保さんについて》
◆氏名:山本 美保
(やまもとみほ)
(Miho Yamamoto)
◆失踪年月日:昭和59(1984)年6月4日
◆生年月日:昭和39(1964)年3月3日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:20歳
◆当時の住所:山梨県甲府市
◆当時の身分:大学受験生
◆身長:160cm
◆体重:51kg
◆特徴:
1)左目の下に3針縫った跡
2)左手にしもやけの軽いケロイド
◆靴のサイズ:23.5cm
◆失踪場所:山梨県甲府市の自宅を出て以来消息不明

【失踪状況】
「図書館に行く」と言ってバイクで出かけたまま失踪。甲府駅前にバイクが置かれているのが発見された。
4日後、新潟県柏崎市荒浜海岸にセカンドバックが落ちていたとの連絡。
失踪半年後の11月6日から無言電話が4年半ほど続く。
無言電話はほとんど数秒で切れるものだったが、失踪から3年4ヶ月後と3年6ヶ月後の2回の電話は10分~15分ほど続き、相手はじっと聞いている様子だった。3年6ヶ月後の電話はすすり泣くような声が聞かれた。
平成16年1月29日、山梨県警に告発状提出。
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/

《特定失踪者・角田麻衣さんについて》
◆氏名:角田 麻衣
(つのだまい)
(Mai Tsunoda)
◆失踪年月日:平成14(2002)年11月13日
◆生年月日:昭和57(1982)年2月12日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:20歳
◆当時の身分:大学3年生
◆当時の住所:東京都三鷹市
◆身長:153cm
◆体重:44kg~46kg
◆失踪場所:東京または山梨

【失踪状況】
11月11~13日は学校を休んでいたが、それまで連絡なしで学校を休んだことはなかった。
13日朝7時頃、兄が起きたときはすでに姿がなかった。
失踪後の11月13日、山梨県で携帯電話の電波を交換機がキャッチするも、その後は交信無し。
■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.
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North Korea has demonstrated a yearning for economic growth for years, but the ultimate question is whether Kim Jong Un really intends to give up its nuclear weapons in exchange, says one observer.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently visited a fish-pickling factory, according to photos state media released on Wednesday.

The photos of the supreme leader beaming next to stacks of food is no doubt meant to send a signal to the world that the Hermit Kingdom is doing better than ever. North Korea is notorious for its propaganda, especially about Kim.

But the country's economy is still under the grip of international sanctions imposed after its nuclear tests. A United Nations report last year concluded 70% of North Koreans were struggling to get enough to eat.

On Tuesday, White House national security adviser John Bolton said the country wasn't holding up its promises toward denuclearization.

Still, Kim looked very happy as he toured the factory with soldiers, dressed in an uncharacteristically casual getup:

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Kim was accompanied on the trip by his wife, Ri Sol-ju, who followed him around the Kumsanpho plant, smiling and dutifully holding his suit jacket.

Source: KCNA Watch



North Korean state media said the factory, located in the South Hwanghae Province, is the first of its kind, producing 30 types of pickled-fish products, including eel, anchovy, and shrimp. Kim allegedly called the stockpiles of food a "spectacular view," according to state media.

Source: KCNA Watch



An estimated 41% of North Koreans, or 10.5 million people, are believed to be undernourished.

Source: The New York Times



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          A goat herd is helping Trump pay tens of thousands of dollars less in property taxes on his New Jersey properties      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Trump Goats bedminister

  • A goat herd is helping President Donald Trump pay thousands of dollars less in property taxes on his New Jersey properties, thanks to a state law designed to benefit farmers.
  • The Wall Street Journal estimated in 2016 that Trump paid less than $1,000 a year in property taxes on land that would typically require roughly $80,000. 

President Donald Trump is able to pay tens of thousands of dollars less in property taxes on his New Jersey golf courses because of a goat herd, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Citing public records, The Journal reported in 2016 that Trump had been able to save thousands of dollars in property taxes on his two properties in Bedminster — where he is this week for a "working vacation" — and Colts Neck. Because the properties have a goat herd, as well as hay farming and woodcutting, New Jersey law permits them to receive a farmland tax break.

Therefore, Trump pays reduced property taxes on the parts of his golf courses dedicated to farming, the report says.

Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster maintains 113 acres of hay farming and eight goats, and the property in Colts Neck has 40 acres of hay production and trees, The Journal reported, citing tax-break applications reviewed in 2016 during the presidential campaign.

The Journal estimated that Trump paid less than $1,000 a year in property taxes on land that would typically require roughly $80,000.

The farmland-assessment program Trump is benefitting from was added to the New Jersey Constitution in 1963 to prevent overdevelopment in the already crowded Garden State, the report says.

The tax break is both popular and controversial in New Jersey, a state that has some of the highest property taxes in the country and is trying to maintain a semblance of its agricultural history as its population density continues to rise.

At the time of the Journal report, Trump's New Jersey properties, both of which are in wealthy areas of the state known for their horse farms, had last been approved for farmland assessments in 2015.

It's not the first time Trump has received a tax break for one of his properties. Trump famously received massive tax breaks from New York City on some of his most notable real-estate projects, including Trump Tower and The Grand Hyatt.

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Chris Collins

  • Rep. Chris Collins, a New York Republican, was arrested by the FBI and charged with securities fraud.
  • Federal prosecutors say Collins engaged in insider trading of the stock of Innate Immunotherapeutics, an Australian biotech company for which Collins was a board member.
  • A congressional ethics report in 2017 found that the congressman was able to buy discounted Innate stock that was not available to the public.

Rep. Chris Collins, a New York Republican, was arrested Wednesday by the FBI and indicted on allegations of securities fraud.

The indictment accuses Collins of passing nonpublic information about a tiny Australian biotech company whose board he served on, Innate Immunotherapeutics, to his son, Cameron, that was then used to make timely trades of stock. Cameron Collins is accused of giving that information to Stephen Zarsky, his fiancée's father, according to the indictment.

Prosecutors say the trades were made before the release of clinical-trial results for one of Innate's drugs in development.

According to the indictment, Innate's drug MIS416 was undergoing clinical trials early last year. They appeared promising at the time. But on June 22, 2017, researchers informed Innate's CEO that the drug had failed the trial.

Innate's CEO then informed board members, including Collins, of the trial failure. Prosecutors say Collins told his son of the drug trial's failure the same day, prompting Cameron to sell his US shares of Innate the next morning. According to the indictment, Cameron Collins sold a little over 1.3 million shares of Innate between June 23 and June 26, the day the trial results became public.

In addition to Zarsky, the younger Collins is accused of passing the information to a handful of other associates including Cameron's then-girlfriend, Zarsky's wife, and others who executed similar sales. All told, prosecutors say the people involved in the indictment avoided $768,000 in losses.

Collins, Cameron, and Zarsky are also alleged to have lied to federal investigators looking into the stocks sales.

In a statement following the news, attorneys for Collins said they planned to "mount a vigorous defense to clear his good name."

"It is notable that even the government does not allege that Congressman Collins traded a single share of Innate Therapeutics stock," the statement said."We are confident he will be completely vindicated and exonerated."

House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that Collins would be stripped of his congressional committee assignment while the case in ongoing and demanded an ethic investigation.

"While his guilt or innocence is a question for the courts to settle, the allegations against Rep. Collins demand a prompt and thorough investigation by the House Ethics Committee," Ryan said in a statement. "Insider trading is a clear violation of the public trust. Until this matter is settled, Rep. Collins will not be serving on the House Energy and Commerce Committee."

Collins' stock-trading activities came under scrutiny last year when it was revealed that the congressman recommended Innate to several colleagues, including Tom Price, the former secretary of health and human services. Collins was a board member of the company and was Innate's second-largest shareholder as of June 2017.

In October, the Office of Congressional Ethics determined that Collins might have violated House rules and federal law with his trading activities.

"Representative Collins may have also purchased discounted Innate stock that was not available to the public and that was offered to him based on his status as a Member of the House of Representatives," the report said. "If Representative Collins purchased discounted stock that was not available to the public and that was offered to him based on his status as a Member of the House of Representatives, then he may have violated House rules, standards of conduct, and federal law."

Collins, who represents New York's 27th Congressional District, has served in Congress since 2013. He was Donald Trump's first congressional backer in the 2016 election cycle.

A press conference by the US attorney for the Southern District of New York regarding the charges is expected later Wednesday.

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          North Korea Exceeding Commitment to Trump in Launch Site Dismantlement      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Reported by RIA Nov. 3 hours ago.
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Virginia Heffernan talks to James R. Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence, about his book Facts and Fear: Hard Truths From A Life In Intelligence. What did he think of the North Korea & Putin summits? How can our institutions protect themselves from cyber threats? And what else are we to make of the Mueller GRU indictments?
          Brothers reunited with father's Korean War dog tag      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Korean War dog tag of Army Master Sgt. Charles McDaniel was returned with repatriated remains from North Korea
          Brothers reunited with father's Korean War dog tag      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Korean War dog tag of Army Master Sgt. Charles McDaniel was returned with repatriated remains from North Korea

          Work Has Begun To Identify Possible Remains Of U.S. Serviceman      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
North Korea made the largest unilateral transfer of what are believed to be remains of U.S. servicemen. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Dr. John Byrd, chief scientist of the Department of Defense, about the challenge of identifying those remains.
          Iran President Rouhani Tells North Korea That US Unreliable      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reminded North Korea of the US untrustworthy nature, saying Washington does not honor any promise.

In a Wednesday meeting with North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho in Tehran, Rouhani denounced the US’s unilateral withdrawal from international ... Reported by Eurasia Review 38 minutes ago.
          Possible U.S. Remains Turned Over By North Korea Arrive In Hawaii For Analysis      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Updated at 3 a.m. ET on Thursday The purported remains of Americans who died in the Korean War arrived in Hawaii on Wednesday, escorted in a solemn ceremony onto U.S. soil 65 years after the conflict ended. They'll be analyzed in hopes of providing a new sense of closure for families who lost loved ones in the war that ended with a cease-fire in 1953. But it could be weeks or years before the identities of any Americans are confirmed. "Some have called the Korean War the 'forgotten war.' But today, we prove these heroes were never forgotten," Vice President Mike Pence said at the ceremony at Hawaii's Joint-base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. "Today, our boys are coming home." Later, President Trump in a tweet thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for "sending home the remains of our great and beloved missing fallen!" A U.S. military aircraft left North Korea last week carrying 55 boxes handed over by Kim Jong Un's regime that are believed to contain the remains of U.S. service members. While
          Two brothers reunited with father's Korean War dog tags      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The sons of  Army Master Sgt. Charles McDaniel, who died in the Korean War, were reunited with their father's dog tags as part of North Korea's remains repatriation to the United States.
          Work Has Begun To Identify Possible Remains Of U.S. Serviceman      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
North Korea made the largest unilateral transfer of what are believed to be remains of U.S. servicemen. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Dr. John Byrd, chief scientist of the Department of Defense, about the challenge of identifying those remains.
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National security adviser John Bolton says North Korea has not taken the necessary steps to denuclearise despite an agreement between Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump in June. Mr Bolton told Fox News that US Secretary of...
          China claims victory on Korean nuclear issue      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
At a time when much of the world is concerned about how to implement the denuclearization agreement reached between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore, China is quietly patting itself on the back even though it wasn’t party to the talks. Beijing considers the outcome a […]
          Returned Korean War dog tag belonged to Army medic      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Army Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel of Indiana.
          Blueprint News Celebrates 250 000 Visitors      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The registration of visitor statistics for "blueprint news" started in May 2010 and reported about 250.000 visitors in August 2018. Here are some numbers that remain incomplete, however, because only the leading 10 visitor nations are given, together with information about browsers and systems applied by visitors. Some rare browsers that came to my attention during the years are not included in the overall statistics as they present only a low number of visitors i.e. < 1%. Same goes with the computer systems where the list is too long to integrate it entirely into the following chart, and there are, as well, some visitors who withhold part of the Information. An increasing trend to data anonymization makes it even more difficult to collect visitor data.



Overall visitor statistics for August 8, 2018.


However, more important than mere numbers should be the following choice of highlights of visitor activity during all those years and which might give an idea of the global acceptance my rather tiny blog achieved.


Visitor Highlights



Chinese visitors coming from River Yangtse and from Hangzhou, both places being
near to Shanghai. A closer look on the satellite images provides interesting features.



The former Portuguese colony of Macao which is now a part of PR China. Two
long bridges, connecting the main parts of Macao, might attract your attention.



Living the Chinese Dream



Economic prosperity and military strength are integral parts of China's global dream. While
facing maritime disputes with other nations, China is enforcing a modernization of its navy.



Japan and North Korea



One visitor came from the diplomatic quarters of Tokyo (above) and which is near to
the Imperial Palace. Another visitor called from Ground Zero in Hiroshima where the
first atomic bomb had been dopped in 1945.



Earlier this year Japanese authorities launched a missile alert via Japan National TV
when a North Korean test missile was heading toward Japanese territory. As tensions
with North Korea were high at the time, I was just watching Japanese news on satellite
TV. I immediately took a photo from my TV screen and posted it. My blogspot was then
available on the internet while the North Korean missile was still in the air over Japan !



One of the rare visitors from North Korea is indicating he came from the Ryugyong
neighbourhood in Pyongyang and which is not far away from the central compound
of North Korea's ruling Workers Party. The internet access point, however, remains
difficult to localize in this case.



In August 2017 two US military bases on Guam were threatened by North Korea which said
it would create an "enveloping fire" around the US territory using four Hwasong-12 missiles
that should detonate 30-40 km off the island. The US side made clear this would mean war.



Nuclear Research

The CERN Institute in Geneva, Switzerland, is operating the greatest particle accelerator
ever built. It was there that a predicted elementary entity, the Higgs boson, was detected
for the first time.



The center for nuclear research in Dubna is situated in the neighbourhood of
Moscow, Russia. In Soviet times it was the most important facility of its kind.



Washington and Israel

No, it's not at all a call from the President but rather from a
public hotspot facing the White House in Washington DC :



In the hustle of the 2016 pre-election times I simply forgot to publish the below picture.
Sorry for that ! The picture can be named "Grabber King at the Chicago Trump Tower".



The US Department of State noticed my translation of a political poem originally written by
Guenter Grass, one German laureate of the Nobel Price for Literature. It's all about Israeli
militarism directed against Arab neighbours (i.e. their Semitic brethren...) and against Iran.



In the week after the author's death, my translation
of his poem was addressed by different US visitors :



US - Iranian Enmity



The National Defense University NDU in Washington DC, a US government institution,
visited a blogspot of mine and which is dealing with a scenario of mutual threats that
has steadily developed between Iran and the USA.

All

All of Central Asia and the Middle East
is under control of The Empire.
Well, not entirely ..........


An Iranian visitor enjoyed, as well, my visualization of the conflict.



One visitor coming from the faculty of law at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, made
a Google search by simply entering the timeless adage of justice to be found above the
entrance of a Cairo law court, and found ..... my blogspot about decisive battles in Syria.
What an amazing coincidence !



After the ousting of Libyan dictator Muammar al-Ghadafi, a visitor called from some
internet access point nearby to Martyrs Square in Tripoli, the former capital of Libya.
It is on Martyrs Square that a shrine was established for the heroes of the revolution.



A "postcard" from the holy places of Makkah in Saudi-Arabia :



In August 2014 Islamic fighters were threatening Kurdish residents in the
Kirkuk region of Northern Iraq. People fled into the nearby mountaineous
area while Islamists headed further to Mosul. After the fall of Mosul, the
Islamist leader al-Baghdadi declared his caliphate in the great mosque
of Mosul.



Visitors coming from Northern Pakistan took immediate interest in the Iraqi developments.
They came from Islamabad, its southern environment, from Quetta and Peshawar (below).



Mongolia - Chingis Khan and the "Art of War"



A smiling Mogolian leader once presented his Mongolian horsemen to US president Bush.
When a Mongol horde invaded and destroyed the Caliphate of Baghdad in 1258, they left
a gigantic regional chaos similar to what did the US Cavalry under US president Bush. The
difference, however, is: The Mongol horde robbed what they could carry on horseback and
returned home, while the US sat and waited as oil wells cannot be so easily carried away.



Other "cold warriors" can be found on Elmendorf Air Base in Alaska, USA, .....



..... while some people are peacefully fighting the cold in an Inuit community on Greenland :



The "University of the South Pacific" on the lonesome island of Fiji, however, is a real "hotspot".
No wonder they provide a swimming pool needed to cool off the heated brains of young folks.



In comparison, the "Harvard Business School" in Cambridge,
Massachusetts, might make a point with a better reputation.




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Satellite imagery gathered by U.S. intelligence agencies indicates that North Korea is building new ballistic missiles at a factory just outside its capital, according to The Washington Post. The newspaper, quoting "officials familiar with the intelligence," says North Korea is working on "one and possibly two liquid-fueled ICBMs" at its Sanumdong facility on the outskirts of Pyongyang. The report follows last month's summit in Singapore between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after which Trump hailed in a tweet that "There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea." On Tuesday, North and South Korea held their second round of military talks since June, when the first such meeting took place at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), where the two sides pledged to halt "all hostile acts." According to the Post 's latest report, "The new intelligence does not suggest an expansion of North Korea's capabilities but shows that work on
          North Korea Hands Over Possible Remains Of U.S. Servicemen Killed In Korean War      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
What are believed to be the remains of some 55 U.S. servicemen killed in the Korean War have arrived in South Korea aboard a U.S. Air Force transport plane from the North in accordance with an agreement made last month between President Trump and Kim Jong Un at their summit in Singapore. "A U.S. Air Force C-17 aircraft containing remains of fallen service members has departed Wonsan, North Korea," the White House said in a statement late Thursday. The Associated Press later confirmed that the plane had landed at Osan Air Base at Pyeongtaek, South Korea, where a formal repatriation ceremony is planned for Aug. 1. The transfer took place Friday local time, which marks the anniversary of the armistice that halted the Korean War in 1953. No formal peace treaty ending the conflict has ever been signed. According to AP: "At Osan, U.S. servicemen and a military honor guard lined up on the tarmac to receive the remains, which were carried in boxes covered in blue United Nations flags. Details
          North Korea repeatedly rejects US proposal for denuclearisation, report says      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
North Korea has repeatedly turned down a denuclearisation proposal made by the US, the Vox news website reported on Wednesday, one that would have set a formal timeline to start the process by having Pyongyang cut its nuclear arsenal by 60 to 70 per cent within six to eight months, delivering the warheads to a third party. In exchange, Vox said, the US would lift economic sanctions and remove North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. Citing two anonymous sources familiar with...
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The Korean War dog tag of Army Master Sgt. Charles McDaniel was returned with repatriated remains from North Korea
          U.S.-North Korea Summit Is One For The History Books      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: History happened here today as President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader greeted each other in front of flags from both of their countries. The two men then met for several hours before emerging to sign an agreement that included a commitment to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. President Trump touted the agreement at a news conference this morning. (SOUNDBITE OF PRESS CONFERENCE) PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Today is the beginning of an arduous process. Our eyes are wide open. But peace is always worth the effort, especially in this case. They should have been done years ago. They should have been resolved a long time ago. MARTIN: NPR's Elise Hu is normally based in Seoul, South Korea. She is here with me in Singapore covering the summit and joins me now. Hi, Elise. ELISE HU, BYLINE: Hi there. MARTIN: So a big headline out of this agreement today signed between the American president and the leader of North Korea is that
          What Summit? On North Korean TV, The News Is All About Rice Farming      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Around the world, the flurry of diplomatic efforts to salvage the June 12 summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dominated headlines. But there's one place where it hasn't: North Korea itself. A North Korean envoy, Kim Yong Chol, met this week with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New York, but North Koreans are seeing none of that in their regular 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. national broadcasts. "North Korean TV news nowadays has mainly been about rice-planting season," says Chad O'Caroll, who monitors North Korean state media for his service, NKNews.org . "So it's a huge, huge difference. Seriously." Korean Central Television, the state broadcaster, is the only channel North Koreans get, and it's showing the farmers at work, he says. This leaves North Koreans largely in the dark about all the rushed diplomacy happening in the lead-up to June 12. "You can keep 25 million people completely in the dark. So the propaganda apparatus and the way the North
          Trump Says North Korea Summit Plans 'Moving Along' After Surprise Moon-Kim Meeting      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Updated 2:55 a.m. ET Sunday Hours after a surprise meeting between the leaders of the two Koreas aimed at shoring up diplomacy, President Trump seemed to keep hope alive for a summit with Kim Jong Un to go ahead as planned on June 12 in Singapore. Speaking at the White House Saturday evening, Trump said plans for the summit were "going along very well." He said meetings were ongoing and that the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula "would be a great thing for North Korea." "A lot of people are working on it. It's moving along very nicely. We're looking at June 12 in Singapore. That hasn't changed. And it's moving along pretty well, so we'll see what happens," Trump said in the Oval Office Saturday. South Korea's presidential Blue House announced earlier Saturday that President Moon Jae-in had held a secret meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in an effort to keep diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang alive. "The two leaders frankly exchanged their opinions on
          How South Korea Is Reacting To the Cancellation Of U.S.-North Korea Summit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: To get a sense of how today's announcement is playing in South Korea, let's turn now to NPR's Elise Hu in Seoul. Hi, Elise. ELISE HU, BYLINE: Hey there, Ari. SHAPIRO: It seems South Korean President Moon Jae-in was as invested in these talks as anyone. He met with Kim Jong Un, was at the White House just this past week meeting with President Trump. What is the reaction from his team to the cancellation of these talks? HU: There's no question that this blindsided not only the Moon Jae-in team but South Korea's government in general. Moon says that he's, quote, "baffled and very regretful that the North Korea-U.S. summit planned for June 12 isn't happening." SHAPIRO: Does he blame one side or the other? HU: Moon did kind of get off an understated and pointed criticism in his response. He noted that the problem here may lie in the way the countries communicated through the public rather through back-channel diplomacy and that it
          Trump Cancels U.S.-North Korea Summit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit DAVID GREENE, HOST: Well, it looks like the summit is now off. President Trump has canceled his proposed meeting with the leader of North Korea. This announcement came on the same morning that North Korea made a very public showing destroying a very important nuclear test site. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: All right. For what all of this means, we're joined by NPR's Elise Hu in Seoul, South Korea, and NPR White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe in our studios here in Washington. Ayesha, I'm going to start with you. This was a sudden announcement I think is a fair characterization. Can you tell us what this letter says? This is from President Trump, he's addressing it to the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un. AYESHA RASCOE, BYLINE: Yes. Well, President Trump, he says that he was - he thanks North Korea's Kim for his patience and his time with respect to negotiations for this summit. But then he also says that recent statements from North Korea have made it so
          North Korea Summit With Trump In Doubt Because Of Military Exercises      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Updated at 1 p.m. ET Wednesday North Korea said it is canceling high-level talks with South Korea planned for Wednesday at their shared border area because of ongoing military exercises between the South and the United States. The talks were scheduled for Seoul and Pyongyang to follow up on the agreement struck by the two Korean leaders at their historic summit last month. The South Korean government says the decision is "regrettable" and calls on North Korea to resume the dialogue. Later North Korea's first vice foreign minister, Kim Kye Gwan, went further, saying in another statement that Pyongyang has no interest in a summit with Washington "driving us into a corner and making a one-sided demand" for North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. A lengthy statement from North Korea's state-run KCNA said the Max Thunder Air Force drills, which started on Friday, are a "bid to take a pre-emptive strike" and a provocation during a time of warming inter-Korean ties. It also included a not
          Trump Should Win The Nobel Peace Prize, South Korea's Moon Says      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Congratulated for an apparent breakthrough in relations between South Korea and North Korea, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said, "It's President Trump who should receive the Nobel Prize." The remark follows Friday's historic summit between Moon and North Korea's Kim Jong Un, in which the two leaders agreed to work toward eliminating nuclear weapons and reaching a permanent peace deal on the Korean Peninsula — aspirations that the pair embraced without going into detail about how to achieve them. Moon was responding to a letter from the wife of former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung — a leader who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts at making peace with North Korea. The letter said Moon deserves a Nobel for his progress this time around with the North, triggering Moon's mention of Trump. "It's President Trump who should receive the Nobel Prize. We only need to take peace," Moon said, as translated by NPR's Korean interpreter Se Eun Gong. The comment about Trump came during
          Kim, Moon Pledge Denuclearization Of Peninsula And End To Korean War       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Updated at 5:05 a.m. ET Following a historic meeting between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the leaders appeared side by side to make an extraordinary announcement: The two nations — technically in a state of war for more than six decades — would work toward a permanent peace treaty and the elimination of nuclear weapons from the peninsula. "I am very proud to say that I pay tribute to the bold and courageous decision taken by Chairman Kim," Moon said, saying the two sides had agreed to a peace treaty and the "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula. "We have long hoped for this moment to arrive," Kim, standing next to Moon, said. "We are not people who should be confronting each other," the North Korean leader said. "We should be living in unity." While the agreement contains lofty language, it will be up to diplomats, bureaucrats and militaries on both sides to work through specific steps to reach those goals. And the effort will require
          'The Peace House' Is All Set For Kim Jong Un's First Summit In South Korea       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
South Koreans have painstakingly planned out the details ahead of North Korea's Kim Jong Un and South Korea's Moon Jae-in's summit at their shared border Friday, the culmination of a flurry of diplomacy over the past few months. It's happening inside the buffer zone on the border known as the Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ , at Panmunjom — the already-historic site of the signing of the 1953 armistice that ended the fighting in the Korean War. The meeting is the first between Korean leaders in more than a decade. "For a long time this area has been used essentially as a tourist destination," said J. Elise Van Pool, a spokesperson for U.S. Forces Korea. On Friday, that changes. In a moment made for the cameras that will be livestreaming for the world to see, Kim Jong Un is planning to walk over the military demarcation line that has divided the peninsula for 65 years. He will be the first North Korean leader to do so. Together Kim and Moon will walk to the Peace House, a three-story, gray
          Lessons Of The North Korea 'Leap Day Deal'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: President Trump is planning to sit down with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un sometime this spring. President Trump wants to discuss de-nuclearizing North Korea's weapons program. But not long ago, Kim signed on to a deal that would do just that. And the agreement fell apart just weeks after it was signed. NPR's Elise Hu looks back at the lessons from that diplomatic failure. ELISE HU, BYLINE: The setting for this story is Washington and Pyongyang. It's Christmas 2011. Barack Obama was president. Van Jackson was at the Pentagon. VAN JACKSON: And I was working for the secretary of defense as the country director for Korea policy. HU: Journalist Jean Lee was flying in and out of Pyongyang a lot. JEAN LEE: Because I was negotiating the opening of the AP Pyongyang bureau in North Korea. HU: And Kim Jong Il, the father of current leader Kim Jong Un, was still alive and in charge. The goal for the United States when it came to
          K-Pop Stars Red Velvet Set To Perform In Pyongyang This Weekend      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_CFBjAyPWE When it comes to inter-Korean relations, pop music — and politics — work in concert. North Korea sent a musical delegation to South Korea for the Winter Olympics last month. Now it's the other side's turn. South Korean solo singers and group acts will head north this weekend for the first time in more than a decade. "It is important in that [cultural exchange] is an achievement that is moving forward when everything else is stuck, when other exchanges need to get moving forward," says Adam Cathcart, an East Asia researcher at the University of Leeds. In this case, other exchanges are set to happen: The leaders of the rival Koreas have scheduled their first face-to-face summit for April 27. But before that, there will be music. "Music is particularly useful because it doesn't require a lot of talking," Cathcart says. "And the performance looks great, but it doesn't require a long discussion about the ideas behind it or anything else." Singer
          How Koreans Are Reacting To Potential Meeting Between Trump And Kim Jong Un      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: The possibility that the leaders of the U.S. and North Korea might actually speak face-to-face has sparked a hope. For the first time in a generation, high-level talks may replace the harsh rhetoric between the two nations. If the North Korean nuclear threat still seems a little distant to the U.S. and other Western nations, well, it feels very real for the 74 million people living on the Korean Peninsula. For the perspective from South Korea, we're joined now by NPR's Elise Hu in Seoul. Hi Elise. ELISE HU, BYLINE: Hi there. SHAPIRO: Twenty-four hours after the announcement, what are you seeing in the way of domestic reaction in South Korea? HU: Well, we're seeing a lot of analysis focused on where the potential meeting will happen and what the two leaders will talk about. The original news was that Trump immediately agreed to a meeting, and South Korea said it would happen by May. The White House has since walked that back,
          South Korean Officials Say Trump Agreed To Meet North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: South Korean officials visiting the White House today said they were passing along an invitation for President Trump from North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. The message suggested that Trump and Kim meet to talk about denuclearization, and President Trump has apparently accepted. NPR's Elise Hu joins us from Seoul to talk about the surprise announcement. Hi, Elise. ELISE HU, BYLINE: Hi there. SHAPIRO: Tell us about this South Korean go-between. And what did he say tonight? HU: Yeah. There were actually two envoys from South Korea, the national security head and the spy chief who earlier this week made a historic trip to Pyongyang to meet Kim Jong Un in person. That meeting early this week was actually significant in its own right because Kim Jong Un had yet to meet any South Korean officials in person since becoming the head of state. So at that meeting, they had a big dinner. They spoke for hours. And Kim Jong Un apparently during
          There Appears To Be A Breakthrough In North-South Korea Talks      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Sounds like a breakthrough on the Korean Peninsula. We stress, it sounds that way. We have heard signs of peace before there. But here's the news. North Korea agreed to a temporary freeze of its illicit nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, this after a trip by South Korean envoys to Pyongyang. NPR's Elise Hu reports from Seoul. ELISE HU, BYLINE: South Korea's president sent the country's spy chief and head of national security to Pyongyang for a two-day trip. They came back this morning with an unexpected agreement from North Korea's Kim Jong Un. In a joint statement, North and South Korea agreed not only to have a summit between the two countries' heads of state next month at the border village of Panmunjom but North Korea said it sees no reason to have nuclear weapons if its security was guaranteed and the regime wasn't threatened. It further said it would be willing to hold talks with the United States over its
          South Korean Officials Meet Kim Jong Un To Pave The Way For U.S. Talks      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Updated at 11:10 a.m. ET. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hosted a dinner to welcome delegates from South Korea on Monday, in a visit Seoul hopes will pave the way for talks between North Korea and the United States. The 10-member delegation includes a top national security adviser and spy chief — marking the first time South Korean officials are reported to have met the North Korean leader since he took power in 2011. The trip is a reciprocation for the visit that North Korean officials, including the leader's younger sister Kim Yo Jong , made to the Winter Olympics last month. The South Korean envoys flew a direct route from Seoul to Pyongyang by government plane. They'll stay for two days. The last South Korean delegation to go to North Korea was more than 10 years ago, in 2007, which helped create conditions for an inter-Korean summit later that year. Following this week's visit, two of the envoys — the head of the National Security Office in South Korea and the intelligence chief
          North Korea Stages Military Parade Before Opening Of Pyeongchang Olympics       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: When North Korea's leader wants a military parade, he gets one. Just as the Winter Olympics are about to start in South Korea, North Korea's Kim Jong Un stepped outside wearing an overcoat and fedora on a cold winter day and watched thousands of his country's troops on the street. (SOUNDBITE OF PARADE) INSKEEP: Video shows the soldiers forming in a series of squares as a band plays. NPR's Elise Hu covers the Koreas and joins us now from Seoul. Hi, Elise. ELISE HU, BYLINE: Hey there. Good morning. INSKEEP: Interesting timing for a parade. HU: Well, it is a legitimate anniversary. This marks the day the Korean People's Army was founded. A similar military parade was actually moved forward in the calendar in recent years. Now the regime has decided to move it back to this February date. And it's convenient because it gives North Korea this chance to show off its tanks and its missiles and its troops just as everyone's eyes are on
          The DMZ Is Unafraid      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
North Korean scientists are attempting to clone humans to create a super army. Fortunately, for political propaganda reasons, all the clones will be Kim Jong Un, and the Nork Army will be too fat to march in and invade South Korea. Send to Kindle
          Brothers reunited with father's Korean War dog tag      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The sons of Army Master Sgt. Charles McDaniel were given their father’s Korean War dog tag Wednesday. It was returned from North Korea along with the remains of American service members repatriated to the United States last week. McDaniel, an Army medic, was lost in action on November 20, 1950. An eyewitness said he believed McDaniel […]

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          Dog tag of US soldier killed in Korean War given to sons      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The two sons of a US Army soldier who went missing during the Korean War were given his long-lost military identity tag on Wednesday, after North Korea handed over the remains of dozens of US troops.
          14 Pictures That Will Freak You Out if You Have Submechanophobia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

If you aren't afraid of partially or fully submerged manmade objects under water yet, then you're about to be. There's something so frightening about a giant dam spill well (am enormous HOLE just sucking water down into a deep abyss) in the middle of a lake, or a sunken ship resting at the bottom of the ocean. These things are just right next to you while you swim and it's like, I don't want anything to do with it, please get it away from me.

It may be fascinating, but it's fascinating in a way that gives us the creeps. 

1. Oh Holey NOPE. 

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2. Imaging getting stuck in this grate...

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3. Who knows how deep those support beams go. 

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4. This underwater sculpture garden by artist Jason Decaires Taylor is like The Walkind Dead meets the deep sea. 

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5. Sunken subway car is now a ghost train that we'd prefer to stay far, far away from. 

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6. What a beautiful NOPE. 

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7. Even Samara from "The Ring" is like no fucking thank you. 

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8. Staircase into the unknown. 

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9. "The Hand of Harmony" sculpture reaching out of the ocean in Pohang, North Korea and does not feel harmonious at all, like even a little bit. 

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10. WHY DOES ANYONE NEED A SIGN TO CONVINCE THEM NOT GO INTO THIS?!

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11. These are wave chambers that collect the debris in wave pools, aka underwater prison cells from hell.

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12. A Shiva statue submerged in the flood waters of the River Ganges makes us feel nauseous. 

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13. Somehow it's even more haunting in a grainy vintage black and white, like it's something from another planet.  

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14. The animatronic from "Jaws", who they named Bruce, feels like a dystopian nightmare where sharks have gained the power of technology and we're all fucked. 

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          Food - Kim Jong Un looked really happy touring a fish-pickling factory      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently visited a fish-pickling factory, according to photos state media released on Wednesday. The photos of the supreme leader beaming next...
          Dog tag of US soldier killed in Korean War given to sons      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The two sons of a US Army soldier who went missing during the Korean War were given his long-lost military identity tag on Wednesday, after North Korea handed over the remains of dozens of US troops.
          The DMZ Is Unafraid      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
North Korean scientists are attempting to clone humans to create a super army. Fortunately, for political propaganda reasons, all the clones will be Kim Jong Un, and the Nork Army will be too fat to march in and invade South Korea. Send to Kindle
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The Egyptian firm that provides wireless services in North Korea has changed its name, a move that reflects a renewed commitment to investment.
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North Korea made the largest unilateral transfer of what are believed to be remains of U.S. servicemen. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Dr. John Byrd, chief scientist of the Department of Defense, about the challenge of identifying those remains.
          Millennials, Socialism, and Equality By Eileen F. Toplansky      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/08/millennials_socialism_and_equality.html Zach Carter of the Huffington Post is telling Baby-Boomers that they are getting their knickers all in a twist and really should tone down their worries since, after all, "socialism is good now." Carter, senior political economy reporter at the HuffPo, evinces dazzling ignorance and misdirection as he leads Millennials down a path that will prove disastrous to them. Carter asserts that we are re-entering the "Golden Age of American Paranoia" and any genuine concerns about the spread of communism are delusional. Has Carter ever perused The Black Book of Communism (1999), edited by Mark Kramer? He would learn "the actual, practical accomplishments of Communism around the world: terror, torture, famine, mass deportations, and massacres." Astonishing in the sheer detail it amasses, the book is the first comprehensive attempt to catalogue and analyze the crimes of communism over seventy years. 'Revolutions, like trees, must be judged by their fruit,' Ignazio Silone wrote, and this is the standard the authors apply to the Communist experience – in the China of 'the Great Helmsman,' Kim Il Sung's Korea, Vietnam under 'Uncle Ho' and Cuba under Castro, Ethiopia under Mengistu, Angola under Neto, and Afghanistan under Najibullah. The authors, all distinguished scholars based in Europe, document Communist crimes against humanity, but also crimes against national and universal culture, from Stalin's destruction of hundreds of churches in Moscow to Ceausescu's leveling of the historic heart of Bucharest to the wide scale devastation visited on Chinese culture by Mao's Red Guards. As the death toll mounts – as many as 25 million in the former Soviet Union, 65 million in China, 1.7 million in Cambodia ... the authors systematically show how and why, wherever the ... ideology of Communism was established, it quickly led to crime, terror, and repression. But, you retort, Carter never mentions the word "communism" in his article. It is exquisitely important to remember that according to Vladimir Lenin, "the goal of socialism is communism." In fact, Adrian Krieg writes that "the worst despotic governments of this century were: Nazis in Germany, Fascists in Italy, Communists in the USSR, [Romania, East Germany, Bulgaria, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Cuba, North Korea, Cambodia, (and) Vietnam[.]" Each was supposed to be a "paragon of socialist endeavor." The end result was that the leaders of "these countries murdered more of their own civilian citizens than they lost in military conflict." It is why socialism always results in tyrannical rule.
          Does Trump Have What It Takes to Win on Immigration? By Karin McQuillan      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/08/does_trump_have_what_it_takes_to_win_on_immigration.html President Trump has faced down the Chinese, the Russians, ISIS, and North Korea, but does he have what it takes to force Congress to fix immigration? I am beginning to think the answer is no. Congressional leadership has secured the votes, and worked the rules, to pass the president's agenda only when the members agree with his policies, such as choosing conservative justices or lowering taxes. On issues such as Obamacare and immigration, where the GOP establishment disagrees with Trump, he has failed. On Obamacare, Trump gave up in disgust after killing the individual mandate. He can't do that on immigration. Fixing immigration was a big promise. He has got to deliver. The art of negotiation requires both carrots and sticks. Trump has shown little to offer or threaten that the impervious incumbents of the GOP want or fear. He has endorsed their candidates and campaigned for them and been rewarded with no loyalty. The rewards of their lobbyists and payoffs of crony corruption have made our politicians, especially leadership, independent of voters and of the president. President Trump has Republican voters behind him on every detail of his immigration policy. Voters want a wall. They want more border patrol. They want an end to catch and release and an end to visa overstays. Voters also agree with Trump that we need to cut down legal migration. They want Muslim immigration heavily vetted and curtailed. They want an end to chain migration. But as every conservative knows to our sorrow, Republican career politicians don't care about the wishes of ordinary voters.
          8/9/2018: Coffeebreak: HONEYCOMB PUZZLE      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
SOLUTIONS QUICK QUIZ ANSWERS: 1 Four. 2 New Zealand. 3 Lisa Snowdon. 4 Plant. 5 North Korea. MINDBENDER ANSWERS: 1 Fifteen (+3, /5). 2 They may all precede pipe. 3 Paolo Rossi. 4 Chamaeleon, only visible in the southern hemisphere. 5 One way is a, at,...
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Iran's Zarif says the world is 'sick and tired of US unilateralism' as Trump issues warning against trading with Tehran.

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Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Master Sergeant Charles Hobert McDaniel served as a medic in the Korean War and has been missing ever since. Today, at a hotel near the Pentagon, the agency responsible for recovering the remains of missing service members gave his dog tag to his two sons, Larry and Charles. Though his father's remains have not been identified, Charles McDaniel says he was surprised by his own reaction to just seeing the tag. CHARLES MCDANIEL: I have to say, I didn't think about the emotions that were very deep, even though I was a small boy and have very little memory of my father. But I sat there, and I cried for a while and took a while to compose myself. AILSA CHANG, HOST: The dog tag was included in one of the 55 small wooden boxes North Korea gave to the U.S. last month. According to North Korea, those boxes held the remains of Americans who were killed there decades ago. SHAPIRO: The work to identify those remains has already begun. And
          Star Control: Origins, Strange Brigade and Assassin's Creed Odyssey FREE with Radeon RX Vega, RX 580 or RX 570      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

AMD is offering three free games with the purchase of one of their new GPUs between today, August 7th, and November 3, 2018 with the game codes being redeemable until December 31, 2018.  None of the three games are yet released, Strange Brigade comes on August 28, Star Control: Origins on September 20 and Assassin's Creed Odyssey coming October 5. 

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As you do get them all for free the usual pre-order advice would not apply and you should definitely take advantage of this deal if you have any inclination of picking up an AMD GPU in the near future. 

This announcement comes at the same time as the arrival of the new MECH 2 RX 570 and 580 series from MSI, with a reasonable overclock out of the box and an updated cooler design.  Look out for more news on those two GPUs very soon.

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Today, AMD announced that gamers can get the PC versions of the highly anticipated Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Star Control: Origins and Strange Brigade for FREE when they buy an AMD Radeon RX Vega, RX 580 or RX 570 graphics card, once the titles are released.
 
Fast-forward to the year 2086 to join the galactic community and feel the thrill of ship-to-ship battle in Star Control: Origins. Stand against an ancient forgotten evil power in Strange Brigade. And forge your destiny and define your own path in war-torn Ancient Greece as you live an epic adventure in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
 
Strange Brigade will be available on August 28, Star Control: Origins will be available on September 20 and Assassin's Creed Odyssey will be available on October 5. The promotional period begins August 7 and expires November 3, 2018. Games can be redeemed until December 31, 2018.
 
The promotion is available worldwide with the following exceptions: China, Cuba, North Korea, Syria, Sudan and Iran

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          Nagasaki marks 73 years since A-bombing as UN chief attends      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

TOKYO (AP) — Nagasaki is marking the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing over the city, joined by the head of the United Nations for the first time amid the effort to push forward North Korea’s denuclearization. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all countries to commit to nuclear disarmament and to take concrete steps as […]
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Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Master Sergeant Charles Hobert McDaniel served as a medic in the Korean War and has been missing ever since. Today, at a hotel near the Pentagon, the agency responsible for recovering the remains of missing service members gave his dog tag to his two sons, Larry and Charles. Though his father's remains have not been identified, Charles McDaniel says he was surprised by his own reaction to just seeing the tag. CHARLES MCDANIEL: I have to say, I didn't think about the emotions that were very deep, even though I was a small boy and have very little memory of my father. But I sat there, and I cried for a while and took a while to compose myself. AILSA CHANG, HOST: The dog tag was included in one of the 55 small wooden boxes North Korea gave to the U.S. last month. According to North Korea, those boxes held the remains of Americans who were killed there decades ago. SHAPIRO: The work to identify those remains has already begun. And
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Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: If all goes according to plan, history will happen in five days. That's when President Trump is expected to sit down with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a face-to-face meeting. There is a lot at stake, including security for countries in the region, which is why Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is here in Washington today. He's meeting with President Trump at the White House, where he will make his case to protect Japan's interests in these negotiations. NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson joins us now. Good morning, Mara. MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Good morning, Rachel. MARTIN: We should just remember here that when North Korea has launched test missiles in the past, sometimes those go over Japan. So this country has a particular interest in what's happening. LIASSON: They certainly do. They want to see a denuclearized Korean Peninsula, also. And Japan has been a big supporter of this campaign of maximum
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Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit DAVID GREENE, HOST: President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appear to be drawing closer to a face-to-face meeting. There are still some key logistics to work out, like where and when this meeting would actually take place. The president's national security adviser, John Bolton, suggested on "Fox News Sunday" that this meeting will not happen unless North Korea agrees to give up its nuclear program completely. (SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "FOX NEWS SUNDAY") JOHN BOLTON: If, in fact, Kim has made a strategic decision to give up his entire nuclear weapons program, then I think deciding on the place and the date should be fairly easy. GREENE: All right, let's bring in NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson this morning. Hi, Mara. MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Hi, David. GREENE: All right, so last week ended with this historic meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea. And over the weekend, President Trump seemed to be giving
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The sons of a Korean War soldier received Wednesday their father’s dog tag that was included in a set of 55 caskets North Korea returned recently to the United States.The dog tag belonged to Master Sgt. Charles Hobert McDaniel, a U.S. Army medic...
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Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit DON GONYEA, HOST: And it's time now for sports. (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) GONYEA: Tiger Woods is building another comeback, and the Paralympics are intersecting with global politics. NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman joins me now. Good morning, Tom. TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Great to be with you, Don. GONYEA: OK. You spent nearly a month in Pyeongchang covering the 2018 Winter Olympics. Now the Paralympics are on the move, and we just heard about the U.S. Paralympic curling team. So given all the geopolitical news out of the region, I suppose we shouldn't be surprised that politics played a role in yesterday's opening ceremony. What happened? GOLDMAN: So you remember in the Olympics, South and North Koreans marched in as one team with the unification flag - the flag had the image of the Korean peninsula plus a few offshore islands. Turns out the islands are a center of dispute between Korea and Japan over who owns them. South Korea wanted to avoid
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When Major Ed Dames predicted on his recent Coast to Coast AM show that 2014 was going to be a wild ride, and that this could very well be the beginning of the end, he wasn't kidding. On New Year's Day we reported breaking news about plumes of radioactive steam coming from Fukushima, and today, NBC News reveals breaking news that an X1 flare has burst from the sun aimed directly at Earth!

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Earlier today, Major Ed Dames informed the Remote Viewing office that this is just one of the many things he was referring to on his recent Coast to Coast AM show. Today's flare won't be that disruptive, but it could have a small impact in terms of communications and satelite operation as NASA expects the CME to sweep over us somewhere around 3 p.m. ET Wednesday, but this is a definite sign of things to come and we're only one week into 2014. The flares surrounding the actual Killshot are going to be MUCH larger than anything we've seen before and this should be a wake up call for those not paying attention. Major Dames also reminded us that there are still several precursor events that need to occur before "the Killshot sequence" begins; which includes the prediction he made regarding North Korea.
 
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The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Master...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, an Army medic from Indiana who was killed…
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Declaring a formal end to the Korean War now is the best option for the US to accelerate North Korea’s denuclearisation process and avoid repeating the mistakes of its past administrations, according to a prominent North Korea expert. 
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Sorry but a free press includes hearing both the CNN's and FOX's of the world with the right to agree or disagree. This is what my father and grandfather fought for. If you want to live in a society where the press is controlled or pre-qualified, I hear Havana is nice. If you don't like the heat try North Korea. Requiring journalists to be "qualified " as you state not only violates the Constitution's First Amendment but allows the government to act without one of its most important checks. Name call all you want - my guess is that you feel that your Second Amendment rights are designed (in part) to protest you from government overreach. Our First amendment rights provide the exact same thing.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, an Army medic from Indiana who was killed in the opening months of the Korean War. The Army on Wednesday handed McDaniel’s slightly corroded dog tag to his […]
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The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, an Army medic from Indiana who was killed in the opening months of the Korean War.
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North Korea said the "military confrontation" between Pyongyang and Washington must come to an end, in order for trust to develop between the two countries.
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TOKYO (AP) — Nagasaki is marking the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing over the city, joined by the head of the United Nations for the first time amid the effort to push forward North Korea’s denuclearization. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all countries to commit to nuclear disarmament and to take concrete steps as […]
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Master Sgt. Charles H....
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Over the past months, the strategic results of the primarily economic Belt and Road Initiative have begun to demonstrate for the world what Lyndon LaRouche has known for many years — there is no distinction between the economic and the strategic issues facing mankind. If you want peace, LaRouche said, get the tractors rolling.

When Presidents Trump, Xi Jinping, Putin, and Moon — all four — presented development plans to North Korea, backing each other up on the concept of "peace through development" as well as on sanctions, the supposedly impossible proved possible indeed. When India and Pakistan both joined the SCO, working directly with China and Russia on joint development ideas, the "permanent crisis" created by the British at the time of the partition of India became suddenly resolvable. On the Horn of Africa, with China's Belt and Road proposing a development alternative to each of the three nations of Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, an intractable conflict has turned into joyful peace and cooperation. In Southwest Asia, a similar solution to the century of war is now possible.

This process is active across Africa. The BRICS Summit in South Africa last month saw Russia, China and India joining hands with all the people of Africa in bringing real development — nuclear power, high-speed rail connectivity, water projects to green the deserts — and thus posing a real solution to terrorism and to poverty.

The problem remains, however, that the media in the U.S. and in Europe have carefully isolated their populations from any knowledge of this world-historic transformation, which is sweeping through Asia, Africa and Ibero-America. In the U.S., the LaRouche movement is mobilizing to resolve this problem. A first step is a call for transforming the negotiations between President Trump and President-elect López Obrador of Mexico, from a revision of NAFTA to the higher-ordered concept of NABRI — the North American Belt and Road Initiative. This must become a step forward in uniting the U.S. and China through the New Silk Road, a process of building advanced industrial nations throughout the Americas and beyond, and fulfilling Trump's commitment to restoring America's former industrial power as a primary source of capital exports for nation-building. This, not coincidentally, is the path to resolving the trade imbalance.

But the British and their assets in the U.S. will stop at nothing to prevent such a new paradigm from taking hold in the U.S. The Council on Foreign Relations, the foremost voice for the Empire within the U.S., has published a report entitled, "Is Made in China 2025 a Threat to Global Trade?" It details the supposedly devious intentions of the Chinese effort to develop their domestic expertise in high-tech manufacturing: through "recruitment of foreign scientists, its theft of U.S. intellectual property, and its targeted acquisitions of U.S. firms," the CFR claims, China intends to "control entire supply chains," and eventually "entire industries could come under control of a rival geopolitical power."

Such hysteria is matched by the emergence this week of "Big Brother" frantically shutting down access to social media for multiple voices which have countered the Russiagate madness, and supported President Trump's denunciation of the "Russia hoax." Alex Jones' Infowars was thrown off Facebook and YouTube — a site which has more than 15 million visits per month— while others were thrown off Twitter.

But the New Paradigm exists — it cannot be stopped, other than by world war. China has arisen, and has joined with Russia and India through the BRICS to offer the nations of the Global South an alternative to the poverty imposed upon them as a legacy of colonialism. They have extended this offer, to join the Belt and Road Initiative, to the United States and Europe, as a win-win alternative to the geopolitics of war, economic decay and cultural decadence infecting the West. The patriotic spirit in the U.S. has been awakened through the phenomenon of Donald Trump, rejecting the warmongers and the post-industrial society advocates within both the Republican and Democratic Parties — what LaRouche long ago denounced as the "two-potty system." LaRouche's Four Laws, implemented through the "four powers" of the U.S., Russia, China and India, provide the way forward. The arc of history has reached a branching point, towards either victory or tragedy. The future is in our hands, each and every one.


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North Korea recently gave the US a dog tag of a Korean War soldier along with 55 remains.The Pentagon on Wednesday gave the sons of a Korean War soldier their father's dog tag, which was given to the US by North Korea along with 55 sets of remains that potentially belong to other US soldiers killed during the conflict.
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Kim Jong-un is seen on a recent tour of a fish-pickling factory.North Korean leader Kim Jong-un recently visited a fish-pickling factory. The pictures from state media of the supreme leader beaming next to stacks of food is no doubt meant to send a signal to the world that the Hermit Kingdom is doing better than ever. North Korea is notorious for its propaganda.
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North Korea is reportedly refusing to turn over its nuclear weapons, despite repeated requests from US officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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Sons who barely knew father missing in Korean War feel mixed emotions after North Korea returns his dog tag

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Radio Sputnik has discussed North Korea’s denuclearization with Dr. Stephen Nagy, senior associate professor of international relations at Tokyo's International Christian University.
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told North Korea's foreign minister that the United States cannot be trusted, Tehran's state media said, as the United States seeks a deal to rein in the North's nuclear and missile programs.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told North Korea's foreign minister that the United States cannot be trusted, Tehran's state media said, as the United States seeks a deal to rein in the North's nuclear and missile programmes.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told North Korea's foreign minister that the United States cannot be trusted, Tehran's state media said, as the United States seeks a deal to rein in the North's nuclear and missile programs.
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UN Secretary-General António Guterres has pledged full support to ensure a verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation of North Korea. Guterres at a joint press conference in Tokyo with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, said there was the need to ensure that North Korea could become a normal member of the international community in the region. […]

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Rodong Sinmun continues spate of anti-U.S. commentary as dialogue stalls
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73 years since its outbreak, the war's impact is often understated
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U.S. Ambassador to the UN says the next move is up to Pyongyang
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Uriminzokkiri accuses Washington of trying to "choke off the DPRK"
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U.S. National Security Adviser says more action needed, less rhetoric
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NORTH KOREA’S foreign minister Ri Yong Ho met with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani yesterday, a day after the US reimposed nuclear-related sanctions on the Islamic republic. Fars news agency said the two sides discussed “bilateral relations and...
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told North Korea's foreign minister that the United States cannot be trusted, Tehran's state media said, as the United States seeks a deal to rein in the North's nuclear and missile programmes.

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SEOUL. KAZINFORM South and North Korean officials are holding a meeting to discuss cooperation in modernizing and eventually reconnecting railways across their border, a unification ministry official said Thursday.


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[South Korea], Aug 9 (ANI): South Korea on Thursday allowed a group of sportspersons to take part in an international youth soccer tournament in North Korea next week.
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[China], Aug 9 (ANI): Both China and North Korea are appearing to further intensify cooperation in the field of tourism sector between the two countries, despite the United Nations sanctions' being
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Washington (AFP) Aug 8, 2018
The two sons of a US Army soldier who went missing during the Korean War were given his long-lost military identity tag on Wednesday, after North Korea handed over the remains of dozens of US troops. The chipped, stainless steel "dog tag" belonged to Master Sergeant Charles McDaniel, an Army medic thought to have been killed in action in October 1950 during a Chinese attack deep in North Kor
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Q.1 ‘SAHYOG- HYEOBLYEOG 2018’ is a joint anti-piracy exercise of which two countries? 

(1) India-South Korea 

(2) India-North Korea 

(3) India-Russia 

(4) India-Japan 

(5) None of these 

Q.1 ‘साहिओग- हैयोबलीओग 2018’ निम्न में से किन दो राष्ट्रों का एक संयुक्त पाइरेसी-निषेध अभियान है? 

(1) भारत-दक्षिण कोरिया 

(2) भारत-उत्तरी कोरिया 

(3) भारत-रूस 

(4) भारत-जापान 

(5) इनमें से कोई नहीं 

Q.2 Which of the following is not a principal behind Insurance? 

(1) Principal of Utmost Good Faith 

(2) Principal of Insurable Interest 

(3) Principal of Indemnity 

(4) Principal of Proximate Cause 

(5) Principal of Caveat Emptor 

Q.2 निम्न में से कौन बीमा का एक सिद्धांत नहीं है? 

(1) परम सद्भाव का सिद्धांत 

(2) बीमयोग्य हित का सिद्धांत 

(3) क्षतिपूर्ति का सिद्धांत 

(4) निकटस्थ कारण का सिद्धांत 

(5) ग्राहक चेतना का सिद्धांत 

Q.3 What is the full form of SECC? 

(1) Socio Economic Class Survey 

(2) Socio Economic Caste Service 

(3) Social Earning Class Survey 

(4) Socio Economic Caste Survey 

(5) None of these 

Q.3 एसईसीसी का पूरा रूप क्या है? 

(1) Socio Economic Class Survey 

(2) Socio Economic Caste Service 

(3) Social Earning Class Survey 

(4) Socio Economic Caste Survey 

(5) इनमें से कोई नहीं 

Q.4 What is the rank of India in Index of Economic Freedom 2018? 

(1) 110th 

(2) 125th 

(3) 128th 

(4) 130th 

(5) None of these 

Q.4 इंडेक्स आफ इकोनामिक फ्रीडम 2018 में भारत की रैंक क्या है? 

(1) 110 वीं 

(2) 125वीं 

(3) 128वीं 

(4) 130वीं 

(5) इनमें से कोई नहीं 

Q.5 Which public sector bank has launched Internet of Things (IoT)-based customer feedback application as part of their “Customer first” initiative? 

(1) Punjab National Bank 

(2) Allahabad Bank 

(3) Bank of Baroda 

(4) Indian Overseas Bank 

(5) Indian Bank 

Q.5 किस सार्वजनिक क्षेत्र के बैंक ने अपने ‘ग्राहक पहले’ पहल के हिस्से के रूप में थिंग्स आफ इंटरनेट (आईओटी) आधारित ग्राहक प्रतिक्रिया एप्प लान्च किया है? 

(1) पंजाब नेशनल बैंक 

(2) इलाहाबाद बैंक 

(3) बैंक आफ बड़ौदा 

(4) इंडियन ओवरसीज बैंक 

(5) इंडियन बैंक 

Q.6 The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh has launched an Online Analytical Tool to facilitate closer monitoring of the flow and utilization of foreign contributions received by various organisations registered or permitted under which Act? 

(1) Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 

(2) Foreign Currency (Regulation) Act, 2000 

(3) Commercial Bank (Regulation) Act, 1969 

(4) Foreign Remittance (Regulation) Act, 2014 

(5) Political Fund Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2016 

Q.6 केंद्रीय गृह मंत्री राजनाथ सिंह ने किस अधिनियम के तहत पंजीकृत या अनुमति प्राप्त विभिन्न संगठनों द्वारा प्राप्त विदेशी योगदान के प्रवाह और उपयोग की बारीकी से निगरानी की सुविधा के लिए एक ऑनलाइन विश्लेषणात्मक टूल लॉन्च किया है? 

(1) विदेशी योगदान (विनियमन) अधिनियम, 2010 

(2) विदेशी मुद्रा (विनियमन) अधिनियम, 2000 

(3) वाणिज्यिक बैंक (विनियमन) अधिनियम, 1969 

(4) विदेशी प्रेषण (विनियमन) अधिनियम, 2014 

(5) राजनीतिक निधि योगदान (विनियमन) अधिनियम, 2016 

Q.7 The value of national output produced by residents of a country, whether located at home or overseas, after depreciation and excluding the influence of taxes and subsidies, is known as: 

(1) GDP at market prices 

(2) GNP at market prices 

(3) NNP at factor cost 

(4) GNP at factor cost 

(5) GDP at factor cost 

Q.7 देश के निवासियों द्वारा उत्पादित राष्ट्रीय उत्पादन का मूल्य, चाहे घर या विदेश में स्थित हो, अवमूल्यन के बाद और करों और सब्सिडी के प्रभाव को छोड़कर, जाना जाता है: 

(1) बाजार मूल्य पर जीडीपी 

(2) बाजार मूल्य पर जीएनपी 

(3) साधन लागत पर एनएनपी 

(4) साधन लागत पर जीएनपी 

(5) साधन लागत पर जीडीपी 

Q.8 Who has been appointed as the Fourth Deputy Governor of RBI? 

(1) Mahesh Kumar Jain 

(2) Chanda Kochhar 

(3) KV Kamath 

(4) Arvind Mayaram 

(5) Sunil Pal 

Q.8 किसे आरबीआई के चौथे डिप्टी गवर्नर के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है? 

(1) महेश कुमार जैन 

(2) चंदा कोचर 

(3) केवी कामथ 

(4) अरविंद मायाराम 

(5) सुनील पाल 

Q.9 In CCEA, “E” stands for ____________ .

(1) Energy 

(2) Economic 

(3) Export 

(4) Empowerment 

(5) Enforcement 

Q.9 CCEA, “E” का अर्थ है ------------.

(1) Energy 

(2) Economic 

(3) Export 

(4) Empowerment 

(5) Enforcement 

Q.10 Project Dhoop aims to provide to school students to get adequate of ________? 

(1) Scholarship 

(2) Vitamin D 

(3) Food 

(4) Education 

(5) None of these 

Q.10 प्रोजेक्ट धूप का उद्देश्य स्कूल के छात्रों को पर्याप्त -------- प्रदान करना है? 

(1) छात्रवृत्ति 

(2) विटामिन डी 

(3) भोजन 

(4) शिक्षा 

(5) इनमें से कोई नहीं 

ANSWERS 

Q.1 (1) 

Explanation: ‘SAHYOG- HYEOBLYEOG 2018’ is a joint anti-piracy exercise of India-South Korea. 

‘साहिओग- हैयोबलीओग 2018’ भारत-दक्षिण कोरिया का एक संयुक्त पाइरेसी-निषेध अभियान है 

Q.2 (5) 

Explanation: Principal of Caveat Emptor is not a principal behind Insurance. 

ग्राहक चेतना का सिद्धांत बीमा का सिद्धांत नहीं है. 

Q.3 (4) 

Explanation: Socio Economic Caste Survey (SECC) 

Socio Economic Caste Survey (SECC) 

Q.4 (4) 

Explanation: The rank of India in Index of Economic Freedom 2018 is 130th. 

इंडेक्स आफ इकोनामिक फ्रीडम 2018 में भारत की रैंक 130वीं है 

Q.5 (4) 

Explanation: Indian Overseas Bank has launched Internet of Things (IoT)-based customer feedback application as part of their “Customer first” initiative. 

इंडियन ओवरसीज बैंक ने अपने ‘ग्राहक पहले’ पहल के हिस्से के रूप में थिंग्स आफ इंटरनेट (आईओटी) आधारित ग्राहक प्रतिक्रिया एप्प लान्च किया है 

Q.6 (1) 

Explanation: The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh has launched an Online Analytical Tool to facilitate closer monitoring of the flow and utilization of foreign contributions received by various organisations registered or permitted under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010. 

केंद्रीय गृह मंत्री राजनाथ सिंह ने विदेशी योगदान (विनियमन) अधिनियम, 2010 के तहत पंजीकृत या अनुमति प्राप्त विभिन्न संगठनों द्वारा प्राप्त विदेशी योगदान के प्रवाह और उपयोग की बारीकी से निगरानी की सुविधा के लिए एक ऑनलाइन विश्लेषणात्मक टूल लॉन्च किया है। 

Q.7 (3) 

Explanation: The value of national output produced by residents of a country, whether located at home or overseas, after depreciation and excluding the influence of taxes and subsidies, is known as NNP at factor cost. 

देश के निवासियों द्वारा उत्पादित राष्ट्रीय उत्पादन का मूल्य, चाहे घर या विदेश में स्थित हो, अवमूल्यन के बाद और करों और सब्सिडी के प्रभाव को छोड़कर, साधन लागत पर एनएनपी के रूप में जाना जाता है 

Q.8 (1) 

Explanation: IDBI CEO Mahesh Kumar Jain has been appointed as Fourth Deputy Governor of RBI 

आईडीबीआई के सीईओ महेश कुमार जैन को आरबीआई के चौथे डिप्टी गवर्नर के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है। 

Q.9 (2) 

Explanation: CCEA - Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs 

CCEA - Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs 

Q.10 (2) 

Explanation: Project Dhoop aims to provide to school students to get adequate of Vitamin D. 

प्रोजेक्ट धूप का उद्देश्य स्कूल के छात्रों को पर्याप्त विटामिन डी प्रदान करना है.


          A Thank You To My Courageous Fellow Americans For Keeping The Blue Wave Going      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

On November 8th, 2017, the day after the Blue Wave hit Virginia so hard, and we Democrats almost got the Virginia State Legislature back, I called up my sister Michele who lives in a tiny town near Clifford, Virginia.  “Did you see what happened in the election last night?”, I said to her smiling. She laughed and exclaimed, "Seen It? We haven't stopped watching it!”. 

It was about the happiest I had been up to that point since that dreadful night in November 2016 when, due to an ancient stupidity known as the electoral college,  America had apparently decided to go with the man who had spent his life ripping people off instead of the woman who had spent her life helping people.  I still cannot watch the video of Kate McKinnon singing “Hallelujah" on Saturday Night Live without crying for Hillary, for women, for the planet Earth, and for all of us. I rarely cry, but that performance just slays me. :)

I happily talked to my sister on the phone for a long time.   2017 was almost over, and the hope was back, but in the back of my mind there was also a nagging question, "Could we keep this thing going?”  Fortunately, over the next few elections, the Blue Wave seemed to be holding. 

I just wanted it to be November 2018 already, and apparently, so did a lot of Democrats.  I kept my fingers crossed, and Democrats kept overperforming. Then a few months ago, last May, some idiots were saying Trump should get a Nobel Peace Prize for easing tensions with North Korea that he, himself, created. Then in June, Republicans were saying Trump's poll numbers were up, and I found out Justice Kennedy was retiring.  In July, Republicans continued to proclaim, as they had for months that, "The blue wave is over!”.

However, all along the way, Democrats continued to do much better than they should have in many districts. Last night convinced me.  Democrats did better than they should have all over the place. The blue wave is real, and we are sustaining it. 

All across America, many very large hands, much bigger than Cheetolini’s, along with smaller and younger hands, have been texting people, stuffing envelopes, and handing out flyers.  The single biggest reason that we are going to win is that brave women all across this country are stepping up and running for office when they never have before.  And these courageous women Democrats, Democratic-Socialists, and Independents, of various colors, religions, races, national origins, and sexual lifestyles are going to inspire women all across this country to campaign, to vote, and make a difference.

We men will help also.  We have some great male and transgendered candidates, but we are especially proud of our women.  Apparently, there will be at least 182 women running for Congress this year.  That is pretty spectacular.

This morning, on Morning Joe on MSNBC, their statisticians calculated that there is a greater than 70% chance that the Democrats will take back the house, with the most likely outcome that Democrats are plus 14 seats in the House, based on the overperformance of Democrats across the country.  We are going to do it, my friends. 

We are going to do it because we keep toiling away even when the news is not so sunny.  And to all of you who have worked so hard and continue to work so hard, you have my profound thanks.  I know that you will all keep making a difference until we have the House back. 

I only have one question.  What are you going to do to celebrate when we win?  For myself, I think I am going to have a chocolate milkshake.  Also, I am going to take a picture of my butt while I am wearing black shorts ( no flashing!), and I am going to post it on my Facebook page when we win.  And I am going to tell Donald Trump to kiss it.  I figure it is the least I can do to support all of my hard working brother and sisters.  So what are each of you going to do when we win? :)

Have A Nice Day. :)


          Sons feel mixed emotions after NKorea returns dad’s dog tag      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
WASHINGTON (AP) — The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, an Army medic from Indiana who was killed in the opening months of the Korean War. The Army on Wednesday handed McDaniel’s slightly corroded dog tag to his [&hellip
          Sons feel mixed emotions after NKorea returns dad’s dog tag      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
WASHINGTON (AP) — The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, an Army medic from Indiana who was killed in the opening months of the Korean War. The Army on Wednesday handed McDaniel’s slightly corroded dog tag to his [&hellip
          Comment on The dangers of the ‘people’s vote’ by Michael 1      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
@Little Jackie Paper I THINK that you slightly misrepresent the role of the UN and I am far from an expert so apologies if I do too. There are two aspects for the UN. Whether aggressive "action" is deemed legal in international law and whether the security council passes a resolution in favour of action. The permanent members of the security council can veto a resolution. There is nothing forcing a country to take part in such an action that is something for individual countries to take part in such a war. Indeed China supported the North Koreans in the Korean war when support for the South Koreans was "sanctioned" by the UN - partly because Taiwan held China's place on the security council and Russia was boycotting the Security Council. So we could not have participated in the Iraq war even if the UN "sanctioned it" and that a majority didn't - including France indicated they were troubled by it. Nato is primarily a DEFENCE alliance where other members will come to defence of others if it is attacked. --- On the EU - obviously the argument has raged! But in essence it is about nation states that are neighbours coming together to agree things either unanimously or through qualified majority voting (voting according to their population). It makes sense for mobile charges not to be higher just because you move across a border say from France to Germany or from Belgium to France. It is odd that I can freely look for a job if I move 20 miles one way from Hampshire to Sussex but not from Hampshire to France (when we leave). This is perhaps understandably more keenly felt on mainland Europe and we probably feel much more unconnected - separated by a "moat". There is also more of a tradition in say Germany of individual sovereign areas coming together and keeping strong regional powers while pooling some sovereignty. England has been a centralised state for over 2,000 years as we have discussed in other threads. Neither wanting to cede power downward to the regions or it seems to sensibly talk to our near neighbours. We are of course party to a wide range of organisations, conventions, courts and treaties - some global, some regional, some bilateral, some like the Commonwealth (OK with a very limited role) based on some degree of common heritage that limited our ability for sovereign action because it makes sense to talk to and solve problems with our neighbours, friends and fellow inhabitants on this planet.
          Returned Korean War dog tag belonged to Army medic      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

WASHINGTON >> The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, an Army medic from Indiana who was killed in the opening months of the Korean War.


          2016 TEOG İnkılap Tarihi Soruları ve Cevapları yazısına Arlen tarafından yapılan yorumlar      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
How much will it cost to send this letter to ? <a href="http://androidstar.ir/dubsmash/" rel="nofollow">can you take viagra after a meal</a> From Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo's claim that "the party was over" for Gibraltar, to the enclave's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo comparing Spain's government to totalitarian North Korea, the rhetoric has turned ugly.
           Seoul: Rival Koreas to meet to prepare for leaders' summit       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The rival Koreas will meet Monday for high-level talks meant to prepare for a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and...
           U.S. can't be trusted, Iran's Rouhani tells North Korea       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
By Hyonhee Shin and Babak DehghanpishehSEOUL/BEIRUT, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told North Korea's foreign minister that the United ...
          Seoul: Rival Koreas to meet to prepare for leaders' summit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The rival Koreas will meet Monday for high-level talks meant to prepare for a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, South Korea said, the third such meetings between the leaders in recent months.
          John Bolton Says North Korea Hasn't Done Much To Rid Itself Of Nuclear Weapons      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The assessment comes nearly two months after President Trump met with Kim Jong Un in Singapore.
          Seoul: Rival Koreas to meet to prepare for leaders' summit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Koreas_Summit_42361The rival Koreas will meet Monday for high-level talks meant to prepare for a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, South Korea said, the third such meetings between the leaders in recent months.
          EUR / USD. 8th of August. The trading system "Regression channels". Euro uses the given chance for correction      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

4-hour timeframe

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Technical data:

The senior channel of linear regression: direction - down.

The younger channel of linear regression: direction - down.

Moving average (20; flattened) - sideways.

СCI: 41.0625

On August 7, the currency pair EUR / USD was adjusted to the moving average line and even consolidated slightly above it. The calendar of macroeconomic events was completely empty yesterday. It will be the same today. But, as we see, traders use the absence of news as an excuse to fix profits on short positions. Near the moving average, a downward turn may occur, and the downtrend will resume. No news on the topic of trade war between the states and China. The only thing you can pay attention to is that Trump can hold a second meeting with Kim Jong-un and believes that the DPRK has not fulfilled all the necessary work on denuclearization. About lifting of sanctions from North Korea while speech too does not go. But this is all secondary information. There were no really important data in the last few days at the disposal of traders. Therefore, when making trade decisions, it remains to rely only on technical factors. Thus, turning the indicator of Heikin Ashi down when the price is lower than the moving average will be sufficient for the resumption of trading on a decline.

Nearest support levels:

S1 - 1.1597

S2 - 1.1536

S3 - 1.1475

Nearest resistance levels:

R1 = 1.1658

R2 = 1.1719

R3 = 1.1780

Trading recommendations:

The currency pair EUR / USD continues to be corrected. Removal from the moving or coloring of 1-2 bars in blue with a price below the removals will be a signal for new short positions with the goal of Murray level "1/8" - 1,1536.

Buy-positions are recommended to open with a target of 1,1658, as the bulls managed to overcome the moving average line. However, shorts should be opened with small lots and with a Stop Loss order, as the breakdown may be false.

In addition to the technical picture, one should also take into account the fundamental data and the time of their release.

Explanations for illustrations:

The upper channel of linear regression is the blue lines of unidirectional motion.

The lowest linear regression channel is the violet lines of unidirectional motion.

CCI - the blue line in the indicator window.

Moving average (20; smoothed) - the blue line on the price chart.

Levels of Murray - multi-colored horizontal stripes.

Heikin Ashi is an indicator that color bars in blue or purple.

The material has been provided by InstaForex Company - www.instaforex.com
          Sons of missing Korean War soldier receive his dog tag      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(INDIANAPOLIS) — The sons of a missing Korean War soldier received some closure today as they were presented with their father’s dog tag that was included among the 55 boxes of human remains turned over by North Korea last week. “This is my father” said Charles McDaniel Jr., 71, of the dog tag that was presented to him and his brother Larry, 70, by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Office during a ceremony in Arlington, Virginia. The dog tag belonged to their father, Army Master Sergeant Charles Hobart McDaniel, who was serving as a medic with the First Cavalry Division when […]
          Seoul: Rival Koreas to meet to prepare for leaders’ summit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas will meet Monday for high-level talks meant to prepare for a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, South Korea said Thursday, the third such meetings between the leaders in recent months. The announceme...
          Japan foreign minister and U.N. chief agree on need to keep North Korea sanctions      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Foreign Minister Taro Kono and visiting U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres agreed Thursday on the need to maintain sanctions against North Korea to prompt it to ...
          Saudi Arabia has detained several prominent human rights activists in a massive crackdown— and it's sparked a huge feud with Canada      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Saudi Arabia has arrested several women's rights activists in recent months sparking a massive feud with Canada that continues to escalate.

Two more human rights activists were arrested early last week, including award-winning women's rights campaigner Samar Badawi, who is best known for challenging the country's restrictive male guardianship laws. 

She had previously been detained for her advocacy and was banned from travel.

Badawi had been targeted by police in the past for her close ties to several prominent rights activists, including her former husband Waleed Abu al-Khair, a lawyer serving a 15-year prison sentence for defending human rights.

She is also the sister of Raif Badawi, a renowned Saudi blogger who gained international recognition after he was sentenced to public flogging and a 10-year prison sentence for his dissenting views. 

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Badawi's wife, Ensaf Haidar, and her three children fled to Canada amid mounting death threats and were granted asylum in 2017. They gained Canadian citizenship in July, and several prominent Canadian politicians pledged to use all diplomatic resources to help free Badawi from prison. 

Canada's foreign ministry tweeted on Friday that it was ""gravely concerned" about the new wave of arrests in the Kingdom targeting women's rights activists, which sparked outrage from Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia quickly retaliated with a series of intensifying diplomatic measures which continue to spiral.

At least 15 prominent women's rights activists have been arrested since May 15, according to Human Rights Watch, and many of them remain in custody and face serious charges and long jail sentences.

Local media reported that nine of the activists were set to be tried at a criminal court that specifically deal with terrorism-related offenses. 

Saudi state media was quick to brand the activists as "traitors," and accused them of forming a "cell" in conjunction with foreign agents, Amnesty International said.

Many of the men and women detained in the crackdown were tied to previous campaigns to lift the country's driving ban on women, which was finally lifted in June after decades of campaigning. 

The government announced the lifting of the ban last year, to global applaud. Critics of the ban say it was symbolic of Saudi Arabia's strong patriarchal society, an image which Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is rapidly trying to change with numerous modernization efforts. 

But while the nation was celebrating the ban's abolishment, the government was doubling down on activists who had fought for the right.

Activists told the Wall Street Journal in May that on the day of the announcement they received calls from the Saudi government banning them from speaking to the media or even praising the move. 

"We were told: ‘Don’t talk. We don’t want you to comment positively or negatively. Don’t do it, don’t give interviews,"' an unnamed activist told the Journal.

Activists said the recent crackdown is aimed at preventing anyone from claiming credit for the government's decision to lift the ban.

"They put pressure on the government and the government is still angry, even if it has accepted that women will be allowed to drive,” another activist told the Journal. "Women will drive soon, and they don’t want anyone who can comment."

Saudi's Press Agency said the activists were arrested for having "dared to violate the country’s religious and national pillars through making suspected contacts in support of the activities of foreign circles." The statement also said those detained sought to "destabilize the Kingdom."

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          The EU is preparing to offer a major Brexit concession to Theresa May      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Theresa May

  • EU member states are reportedly willing to consider a Brexit deal which allowed Britain to remain in the single market for goods, according to a report.
  • Member states would demand that the UK replicated all environmental, social, and customs rules in return, however.
  • The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier has previously ruled out such a deal.
  • The UK parliament would be likely to reject such a deal on the grounds it would keep Britain to closely linked to the EU and limit the country's ability to strike new free trade deals.


LONDON — European leaders are ready to make a major concession to Theresa May by allowing Britain to remain in the single market for goods while opting out of the free movement of people.

Some member states have said they could abandon one of the European Commission's negotiating red lines in return for more concessions from their British counterparts, the Times reported.

In return for allowing Britain to retain single market for goods membership, they would demand that Theresa May replicate all environmental, social, and customs rules in addition to those set out in her so-called Chequers proposals.

The potential trade-off will be discussed at a special meeting of all 28 leaders in Salzburg next month.

It marks the first major divergence between the European Council — made up of leaders from member states — and the European Commission.

The Commission's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has indicated that he would oppose British attempts to retain single market for goods membership, warning it would "undermine our single market" and represent an attempt to "cherry-pick" the best parts of the EU.

But British officials say that Crown dependencies like Jersey already have a third-country status except for goods, meaning the so-called "Jersey model" has worked in practice for years.

Sources negotiating between EU member states in Brussels said that European leaders would be willing to consider British proposals to remain in the single market for goods if she adopted all future EU environmental and social protections.

"If May came with the Jersey model there would be a serious discussion among leaders for the first time," a senior EU source told the Times.

Will the Jersey model fly?

Michel Barnier

The Jersey model appeals because it would largely avoid the need for any new borders to emerge between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK after Brexit. But a Jersey-style final Brexit deal would almost certainly be rejected in parliament.

May's Chequers proposals were already deeply unpopular with many Leave-supporting Tory MPs as well as the electorate because they would keep Britain closely aligned with some aspects of EU membership.

The Jersey model would keep Britain even more closely linked to the EU, and would bind Britain legally to adopt all future EU environmental and social rules whenever Brussels introduced new legislation.

It is very difficult to see how the deal would survive a parliamentary vote considering the Chequers proposals — which did not contain such a provision — already look very likely to be rejected by MPs.

Theresa May would probably also need to make major concessions on customs proposals to secure a deal in Brussels, because member states do not favour her plan for a so-called facilitated arrangement. Jersey is fully inside the EU customs union and cannot strike 

A move towards the Jersey model would therefore limit the ability of Liam Fox's international trade department to strike independent trade deals, and lead many to question what the purpose of Brexit was in the first place if the government's trade policy continues to be dictated by Brussels.

But discussions on issues of proper substance between British and EU negotiators would at least represent kind of progress after months of stalled talks and fudged proposals.

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          Conservative Brexit rebels will block Theresa May from crashing out of the EU without a deal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Stephen Hammond MP

  • Conservative rebel Stephen Hammond warns Brexiteers that MPs will block a no deal Brexit.
  • In an interview with Business Insider, the ex-government minister said a majority of MPs would stop a no deal Brexit if Theresa May fails to reach an agreement with the European Union.
  • This comes after Trade Secretary Liam Fox said he'd rather leave without a deal then extend Brexit talks.
  • Hammond accused Fox of being "naive" and urged hard Brexit-supporting colleagues to become "informed." 
  • He predicted a "political crunch" for the Conservative government if there is no Brexit deal.

 

LONDON — Conservative MPs will block any attempt to crash out of the European Union without a deal, a former Conservative minister and leading Brexit rebel has told Business Insider.

A number of serving and former Cabinet ministers have talked up the prospect of a no deal Brexit, in which Britain would leave all EU treaties and bodies with immediate effect and default to World Trade Organisation rules.

Last week, Trade Secretary Liam Fox told BI he would rather leave the EU with no deal then extend negotiations. Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary, has also claimed that Britain would "do very well" in a no deal scenario.

However, speaking to Business Insider this week, Conservative MP Stephen Hammond said that although the so-called Conservative "rebels" haven't had enough support to defeat the government in some recent Brexit votes, they would have more than enough to stop a no-deal Brexit.

"There are a number of colleagues who have wanted to give the prime minister room and scope to negotiate what her desired outcome is," Hammond said in an interview with BI this week.

"However, they are also colleagues who are clear that if the outcome is a no deal, then they'll make their view well-known that this isn't acceptable for Britain

If the outcome is a no deal, then they'll make their view well-known that this isn't acceptable for Britain.

... No deal is not the default. That will not happen."

The MP for Wimbledon and former vice-chair of the Conservative party predicted that a "political crunch" awaited Prime Minister May if she is unable to get a Brexit deal through Parliament in the coming months.

"I don't think anyone should be under any illusion. This country is facing very hard political times," he said.

Hammond is a leading supporter of a Brexit similar to the so-called Norway model, in which Britain would effectively stay in the single market via membership of the European Free Trade Association and negotiate a close customs partnership with the EU.

The ex-minister believes that faced by the reality of a no deal Brexit, most MPs would support this "smart" form of departure, which he claimed is attracting support from a growing number of MPs in the House of Commons.

May faces a political 'crunch' in the autumn

However, if MPs fail to agree on a deal before negotiations end, Britain would face "hard times," he warned.

Asked whether a failure to get a Brexit deal through Parliament could trigger Prime Minister May's downfall, Hammond said: "What will fall out of that will be impossible to predict — but it will be a crunch."

Stephen Hammond MP

Last week, BI revealed that Hammond's Tory colleague, Sarah Wollaston, was an official supporter of the People's Vote campaign. Conservative MPs Anna Soubry, Philip Lee and Justine Greening have also called for another public vote.

Hammond said he did not back another referendum "for the simple reason that there are plenty of negotiating opportunities" but did not rule out backing it in the future, saying: "I do accept that the situation may change."

As one of the so-called Conservative "rebels" — Tory MPs who have voted against the government on Brexit legislation — Hammond has been accused of treachery by some sections of the pro-Brexit media, and even some of his colleagues.

"The public discourse on this has been absolutely unacceptable," he told BI, and said MPs who support a no-deal should seek to "take an informed view" and "understand the implications" of crashing out without an agreement.

"People have to listen to facts," he said. "The overwhelming reality is that no deal is not good for Britain. The overwhelming evidence is we'd have to make a number of provisions and things will change.

"People need to accept that isn't good to be going news."

He added: "It's an odd world when people who are respected in their professions and areas of knowledge, simply because they say something that others believe is contrary to their vision of the world, are immediately dismissed as promulgators of fear and traitors."

He said Trade Secretary Fox was "naive" for accusing the EU of putting "political ideology" above its own citizens.

"The question will be whether the EU 27 leaders are willing to see the Commission's political ideology put ahead of the economic well-being of the people of Europe," Fox told BI last week. 

Hammond said: "The charge from the EU would be that some of my pro-Brexit colleagues are putting ideology before pragmatism. Until July, there wasn't a plan for the EU to negotiate with.

"What on earth has DExEU been to up to the last two years?

He added: "Liam must know as he goes around trying to put in the basis for negotiating trade deals, people will hopefully negotiate in good faith, but will clearly negotiate for the benefit of their own position.

"We would be mad to think that people are going to roll over in these negotiations and say 'Britain is a nice place so let's give it what it wants.' That's not how negotiations work. It is simply naive to think otherwise."

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          'If we do not keep the majority, all of this goes away': Leaked audio reveals Devin Nunes is worried about the Republican Party's chances in the November midterms      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Devin Nunes

  • Devin Nunes, the House Intelligence Committee chairman and one of President Donald Trump's most vocal supporters in Congress, is worried about the Republican Party's prospects in the November midterm elections.
  • Leaked audio released on Wednesday night features Nunes talking to donors at a Spokane, Washington, fundraiser last week.
  • "If we do not keep the majority, all of this goes away," he said.
  • Nunes was apparently referring to the political buffer the GOP provides for Trump.
  • "If [Jeff] Sessions won't un-recuse, and Mueller won't clear the president, we're the only ones," Nunes said, according to the audio, which first aired publicly on MSNBC Wednesday night.
  • Republicans nationwide are facing headwinds going into the midterm elections, due in part to Trump's unpopularity and a steady churn of scandals surrounding the president and his administration.

The Republican House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes is worried about the November midterm elections.

Newly released audio from a Republican fundraiser features Nunes talking to donors at a gathering in Spokane, Washington, last week, during which Nunes said that "if we do not keep the majority, all of this goes away."

"If [Jeff] Sessions won't un-recuse, and Mueller won't clear the president, we're the only ones," Nunes said, according to the audio.

Nunes was speaking at a gathering in support of the No. 4 House Republican, Cathy McMorris Rogers, on July 30. The audio first aired publicly on "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC Wednesday night.

The California 22nd Congressional District congressman was apparently pitching himself and the Republican Party at large as a buffer for Trump, who, among several members of his election campaign, is a subject in the special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

Nunes has been a vocal supporter of Trump, and his oversight of the House Intel Committee's own Russia probe was widely seen as a counter-investigation to Mueller's inquiry — largely because of Nunes' belief that some prosecutors on Mueller's team were politically biased against the president.

As Nunes sees it, Republicans must also choose their priorities within the limited amount of time they have before the midterms. Those priorities include pushing Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, through Senate confirmation, and potentially making another run at impeaching Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

A small group of conservatives introduced impeachment documents targeting Rosenstein last month and withdrew them less than 24 hours later.

"The Senate would have to drop everything they're doing and start with impeachment on Rosenstein. And then take the risk of not getting Kavanaugh confirmed," Nunes said. "So it's not a matter that any of us like Rosenstein. It's a matter of, it's a matter of timing."

Republicans nationwide are facing headwinds going into the midterm elections, due in part to Trump's unpopularity and a steady churn of scandals surrounding the president and his administration.

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  • The Pentagon on Wednesday gave the sons of a Korean War soldier their father's dog tag, which was given to the US by North Korea along with 55 sets of remains that potentially belong to other US soldiers killed during the conflict. 
  • North Korea returned the remains as part of an agreement signed by President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a June summit between the two leaders in Singapore. 
  • The dog tag belonged to Master Sgt. Charles Hobert McDaniel.
  • McDaniel's dog tag was the only one returned with the 55 sets of remains, but it does not guarantee Master Sgt. McDaniel's remains are among those repatriated to the US.

The Pentagon on Wednesday gave the sons of a Korean War soldier their father's dog tag, which was delivered to the US by North Korea, along with 55 sets of remains that potentially belong to other US soldiers killed during the conflict. 

North Korea returned the remains as part of an agreement signed by President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a June summit between the two leaders in Singapore. 

The dog tag belonged to Master Sgt. Charles Hobert McDaniel, a US Army medic from Indiana, The Hill reports

McDaniel's sons, Charles McDaniel Jr. and Larry McDaniel, received their father's dog tag at a press conference in Arlington, Virginia. 

Charles said he was "overwhelmed" with emotion when he learned his father's dog tag was found and was to be returned to the family.

"I sat there, and I cried for a while and took a while to compose myself," Charles said. "We’re just overwhelmed, I am, that of all of these boxes that came back and out of all of these thousands of people that are [missing], we’re the only ones that have certitude."

McDaniel's dog tag was the only one returned with the 55 sets of remains, but it does not guarantee Master Sgt. McDaniel's remains are among those repatriated to the US.

The remains are currently being analyzed in a lab in Hawaii, and it will take some time to identify. 

Larry, who was too young when his father went off to war to remember him, did a DNA swab test at the end of Wednesday's press conference to help determine if his father's remains were among those returned. 

Master Sgt. McDaniel, who was part of the 8th Cavalry Regiment's Medical Company, was reportedly killed in October 1950 amid a surprise attack by Chinese forces.

The Department of Defense estimates that roughly 7,700 US soldiers did not return home when the Korean War ended via an armistice in 1953.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently visited a fish-pickling factory, according to photos state media released on Wednesday.

The photos of the supreme leader beaming next to stacks of food is no doubt meant to send a signal to the world that the Hermit Kingdom is doing better than ever. North Korea is notorious for its propaganda, especially about Kim.

But the country's economy is still under the grip of international sanctions imposed after its nuclear tests. A United Nations report last year concluded 70% of North Koreans were struggling to get enough to eat.

On Tuesday, White House national security adviser John Bolton said the country wasn't holding up its promises toward denuclearization.

Still, Kim looked very happy as he toured the factory with soldiers, dressed in an uncharacteristically casual getup:

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Kim was accompanied on the trip by his wife, Ri Sol-ju, who followed him around the Kumsanpho plant, smiling and dutifully holding his suit jacket.

Source: KCNA Watch



North Korean state media said the factory, located in the South Hwanghae Province, is the first of its kind, producing 30 types of pickled-fish products, including eel, anchovy, and shrimp. Kim allegedly called the stockpiles of food a "spectacular view," according to state media.

Source: KCNA Watch



An estimated 41% of North Koreans, or 10.5 million people, are believed to be undernourished.

Source: The New York Times



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          The insurgent left largely fell short in the Midwest, but they're playing the long game      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dr. Abdul El-Sayed with Sen. Bernie Sanders

  • A slate of insurgent progressives who hoped to ride to victory on the coattails of New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mostly fell short on Tuesday. 
  • But their campaigns have put pressure on the "establishment" wing of the party, and will likely reverberate through November's elections. 
  • Overall, female candidates — including one Democratic socialist — won the night. 

A slate of insurgent progressives who hoped to ride to victory on the coattails of New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mostly fell short on Tuesday. 

But their campaigns — powered by young people, people of color, and left-wing heavy-hitters — have put pressure on the "establishment" wing of the party, a trend that will likely reverberate through November's elections. 

In Michigan, one progressive insurgent — Democratic Socialist Rashida Tlaib — eked out a victory, while four others, including gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed and House candidate Fayrouz Saad, did not. (Notably, all three of these candidates are Muslim, and Tlaib will likely become the first Muslim congresswoman.) 

Both El-Sayed and Saad were beaten by female candidates with backing from major party institutions, including Emily's List, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and labor unions. Gretchen Whitmer, a former leader in the state Senate, has spent years growing political roots in Michigan and won the gubernatorial race with 50% of the vote, while Haley Stevens, a Democratic consultant who helped lead President Barack Obama's auto task force, got a lift after Hillary Clinton recorded a rare, last-minute robo-call for her. 

Democratic activists say that El-Sayed, backed by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, should see his loss as a first foot in the door. 

"We haven't heard the last of Abdul El-Sayed," said Sean McElwee, a progressive activist and pollster. "This is a genuinely impressive state-wide performance and proof that young progressives have something to say. It's time for the party to listen."

And they see Tlaib's victory as a boon for Democratic socialism and progressivism more broadly. 

"The future of the Democratic Party is progressive women of color with deep roots fighting for their districts," McElwee said. "Progressives should be thrilled about Tlaib's victory."

In Kansas, Brent Welder, a labor lawyer promoted by Sanders and Ocasio as the most progressive candidate in the state's third congressional district, lost to Sharice Davids, an attorney and Kansas' first gay and Native American congressional nominee. And in Missouri, Rep. William Lacy Clay beat insurgent challenger and community activist Cori Bush, who received strong support from Ocasio-Cortez. 

McElwee said no one should be surprised that progressive leftists tend to do better in deep-blue places like the Bronx and Detroit. It makes sense that first-time outsider candidates — particularly with new ideas — would have a harder time in the Midwest. 

"Progressives tend to endorse underdog candidates," McElwee said. "Underdog candidates tend to lose — that's why they're called underdog candidates." 

He added that as the progressive left grows, its candidates will improve in quality, viability, and diversity. 

But others in the Democratic party say the candidates who won on Tuesday are progressive leaders in their own right, nominated to defy the president. 

"Anyone who tries to see every 2018 primary as if it was redux of 2016 doesn't really understand what Democrats are voting for right now," said Jesse Ferguson, a top spokesman for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign. "The candidates who are winning primaries are almost all progressive leaders who have demonstrated something special about them and their campaign which makes Democratic voters ready to trust them to take on Trump and take away his full control of government." 

Jess McIntosh, a Democratic consultant, argued that characterizing a Democrat like Davids as part of the political "establishment" is wrong-headed. 

"Congratulations to @sharicedavids in #KS03!" she tweeted. "<whispers> there is no political reality in which a Native American LGBTQ woman candidate is 'establishment.'" 

Time's Charlotte Alter pointed out on Wednesday that while young and insurgent candidates have had mixed success this year, female candidates are doing remarkably well.

In addition to Tlaib, Whitmer, Davids, and Stevens, Laura Kelly won the gubernatorial primary in Kansas and former Acting Secretary of Defense Elissa Slotkin won another Michigan House primary on Tuesday. 

In May, Dave Wasserman of the non-partisan Cook Political report looked at the 65 House Democratic primaries (without incumbents) that featured at least one man and one woman. The female candidates defeated their male opponents in 45 of the 65 races (69%). 

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  • Elle Reeve, a journalist for Vice News who filmed a viral documentary on the white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, last summer, says neo-Nazis continue to recognize her in public and make themselves known. 
  • Since Charlottesville and her widely viewed documentary on what occurred there, Reeve has also been approached by neo-Nazis in unexpected places – including, she says, airport security. 
  • Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.

Elle Reeve, a journalist for Vice News who filmed a viral documentary on the white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, last summer, says neo-Nazis continue to recognize her in public and make themselves known. 

Reeve has been covering white nationalism in the US for several years. By the time she arrived in Charlottesville last year, many of the neo-Nazis who were present already knew who she was, as well as intimate details about her life. 

"Everywhere I went, they knew who I was," Reeve told Yahoo News. "There was no slipping into the crowd as anonymous reporter. And they knew who I’ve dated; they knew my boyfriend’s Jewish, so they would yell things about that to me."

Since Charlottesville and her widely viewed documentary on what occurred there, Reeve says she has been approached by neo-Nazis in unexpected places – including airport security. 

Reeve said she was going through security last Christmas and a male TSA officer recognized her. 

She thanked the officer, went through the security process, and as she was putting on her shoes Reeve said he came over and "tells me this little joke that lets me know that he’s a Nazi."

"It was just really creepy," Reeve added. "It was just like this sense of, 'Oh, they’re everywhere.'"

Reeve said it was reminiscent of scenes in Charlottesville last summer — because, she said, neo-Nazis in attendance "did not look like the people upper-middle-class white people in the East Coast think of when they think of racists or white supremacists."

"I think that’s a really hard reality for people to accept that a lot of these white nationalists are from New Jersey, they went to prep school, they live in nice neighborhoods, they look like people you know," Reeve added. "So, I think it’s really important to show that."

Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.

The event ultimately turned violent and resulted in the death of a counterprotester, Heather Heyer, who came out to express her opposition to the neo-Nazis as they marched. Heyer was killed when a man plowed his car into a group of counterprotesters

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  • Omarosa Manigault-Newman, the former White House staffer and "Apprentice" contestant, secretly recorded President Donald Trump when she worked in the administration, The Daily Beast reported.
  • Sources told the publication she used the recordings as leverage while shopping her book "Unhinged," set to be released Tuesday.
  • Several described the recordings as everyday chatter but said Trump appeared to be on them, the report says. 

The former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman secretly recorded President Donald Trump when she worked with him, The Daily Beast reported Wednesday.

Sources told The Daily Beast that the former "Apprentice" contestant used the recordings as leverage while shopping her book "Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House," set to be released Tuesday.

Several described the recordings as everyday chatter but said Trump appeared to be on them, the report says.

It has long been rumored that Manigault-Newman secretly recorded Trump on her smartphone.

The reality star left the White House in December after serving as the communications director for the Office of Public Liaison.

An excerpt from the book published on DailyMail.com last week included Manigault-Newman's claim that Trump had shown a "mental decline" that "could not be denied."

She wrote in the book that she was disturbed by Trump's interview with NBC's Lester Holt last year in which the president made disparaging comments about James Comey, the former FBI director.

While watching the interview, Manigault-Newman wrote, she "realized that something real and serious was going on in Donald's brain" and thought "Oh no! Oh no! This is bad!"

"Donald rambled. He spoke gibberish," she added. "He contradicted himself from one sentence to the next."

Manigault-Newman left the White House in December and disputes accounts that she was forced to leave, saying she resigned from her post.

She had long been close with Trump. In 2013, he tweeted that she "won't backstab" but "come at you from the front."

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  • The Trump administration is planning to impose targeted sanctions on Russia over their alleged March poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia on British soil.
  • The sanctions will target exports of US national security equipment and products to Russia. 
  • The Skripals were poisoned by a powerful Novichok nerve agent, a type of poison developed in the Soviet Union during the 1980s, but Russia has denied any involvement. 

The Trump administration is planning to impose targeted sanctions on Russia over their alleged March poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia on British soil, the US State Department said Wednesday.

The State Department said the sanctions were based on their determination "government of the Russian Federation has used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law or has used lethal chemical or biological weapons against its own nationals."

They are scheduled to go into effect on August 22 after a 15-day congressional notification period. 

Sergei and Yulia Skripal were found collapsed in Salisbury, England, in early March. Medical examinations determined they had been poisoned by a powerful Novichok nerve agent, a type of poison developed in the Soviet Union during the 1980s.

In the wake of the attack, the US concurred with other nations including the UK, France, and Germany in determining it was "highly likely" that Russia was behind the poisoning. The Kremlin, however, has consistently denied those allegations and offered a series of contradictory explanations as to who was responsible. 

The sanctions will reportedly be structured in two parts, according to NBC News. The US will first impose restrictions on exports and financing, as well as completely blocking licenses that would allow powerful national security and military equipment and technology to be exported to Russia.

If Russia does not supply the US with "reliable assurances" it will no longer use chemical weapons and does not consent to allowing UN inspectors into the country, the US could hit Russia with second wave of more serious sanctions, according to NBC, which cited a State Department official.

The second round could include more limits on trade, deep cuts to diplomatic relations, and restrictions on Russia's state airline being allowed in US airspace. The US has already decreased the number of Russian diplomats in the US when followed the UK's lead by expelling dozens of Russian envoys it said were spies earlier this year. 

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  • North Korea is reportedly refusing to turn over its nuclear weapons, despite repeated requests from US officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
  • The secretary is struggling to get North Korea to even disclose the size of its nuclear arsenal, Vox reveals.
  • Wednesday's report is the latest in a string of articles suggesting that North Korea may actually be moving away from denuclearization.
  • Trump administration officials have already started publicly expressing frustration with Pyongyang's failure to act in accordance with US demands.

Nuclear negotiations with North Korea have reportedly not been going particularly well, as Pyongyang has repeatedly rejected US calls for the North to dump the majority of its nuclear arsenal.

The Trump administration has presented North Korea with a timeline for denuclearization that demands the country turn over 60-70 percent of its nuclear weapons stockpile to the US or a third party within the six to eight months, Vox reported Wednesday, citing two people familiar with the negotiations.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has reportedly struggled to get North Korea to disclose the size of its arsenal, specifically how many warheads it possesses. US intelligence agencies estimate that North Korea could have as many as 60 warheads, according to The Washington Post, but North Korea's status as one of the hardest intel targets in the world makes it difficult for anyone to be certain what North Korea has up its sleeves.

North Korea is said to have grown tired of Pompeo because he keeps repeating his demands despite constant rejection, refusing to take no for an answer, Vox revealed. After Pompeo's most recent visit to North Korea in July, the North Korean foreign ministry criticized the American demands, calling them "gangster-like" and "regrettable."

The Vox report is the latest in a string of reports suggesting that nuclear negotiations with North Korea are not yielding the results the Trump administration expects.

North Korea has in recent weeks been caught producing possible liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missiles at a facility in Sanum-dong, increasing nuclear fuel production at secret enrichment sites, making key infrastructure improvements at the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center, and expanding a facility in Hamhung dedicated to the development of solid-fueled ballistic missiles.

A confidential United Nations report leaked last week revealed that North Korea "has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs."

Not even two months since the Singapore summit where President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the first time, and this situation appears increasingly bleak and a far cry from "final, fully-verified denuclearization as agreed to by Chairman Kim," a phrase often repeated by members of the Trump administration, Pompeo in particular.

"Chairman Kim made a commitment to denuclearize," the secretary recently told reporters, "The world demanded that they do so in the UN Security Council resolutions. To the extent they are behaving in a manner inconsistent with that, they are a) in violation of one or both the U.N. Security Council resolutions and b) we can see we still have a ways to go to achieve the ultimate outcome we're looking for."

Others in the administration are expressing their frustration as well. "The United States has lived up to the Singapore declaration," White House National Security Adviser John Bolton told Fox News Monday, "It’s just North Korea that has not taken the steps we feel are necessary to denuclearize."

While North Korea remains in possession of its nuclear weapons, the country has dismantled the Punggye-ri nuclear test site, put a moratorium on missile testing, released US hostages, and returned the suspected remains of US war dead. The North does not, however, appear to have started the denuclearization process, which many observers argue was not clearly defined in the landmark Singapore agreement that was noticeably lacking in substance.

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  • Tuesday night's Ohio special election and Washington State primaries indicate a tough road to November for Republicans. 
  • Near-ties in a ruby-red Ohio district and a conservative stronghold in Washington raise questions about the benefit of the president's endorsement and illustrate Democratic energy.
  • Republicans say they need to boost voter turnout in November — or else. 

Alarm bells are starting to ring for the Republican party. 

After the GOP threw enormous resources and political weight behind a congressional candidate in a ruby-red Ohio district, Troy Balderson held a less than one-point lead over his Democratic opponent as of Wednesday morning.

Balderson is expected to come out as the victor once all remaining provisional ballots are counted over the next week. But he saw the largest drop in support — a whopping 36 percentage points compared to the district's Republican candidate in the 2016 election — among all of the special elections since President Donald Trump took office, according to The New York Times.

In Washington state, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a longtime incumbent and the highest-ranking GOP woman in the House, also led her Democratic opponent, former state Senate majority leader Lisa Brown, by less than one percentage point in Tuesday's jungle primary.

The fact that Republicans are struggling to win even deeply conservative districts has the party officially in panic. 

"It's really kind of shocking, because this should be just a slam dunk, and it's not," Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who reluctantly endorsed Balderson, said in a Sunday interview with ABC.

Matt Mackowiak, a GOP strategist and and the founder and president of Potomac Strategy Group, said he still has hope for Republicans keeping the House majority, but concedes there's real cause for concern. 

"It's clear there's tremendous risk if you are in an R+10 district or worse," he said, adding the Democrats "have the wind at their back." 

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The Trump effect

Tuesday's results — and months of Democratic energy in special elections and primaries across the country — could mean several things for November's midterm elections.

Republicans are generally unsure whether candidates will benefit more from Trump's endorsement or from distancing themselves from the president. 

In Washington's 5th congressional district, McMorris Rodgers, a member of House GOP leadership, has attempted to walk a tightrope between supporting the president, who won her district by 13 points, and criticizing some of his immigration and trade policies. 

Confronted at a recent town hall about her reluctance to publicly challenge Trump, the congresswoman stuck to her talking points. 

"I have stood up to him when I thought that was appropriate," McMorris Rodgers said of the president. "I work for the people of eastern Washington, and that is my priority, to represent this district and get results on behalf of the people of eastern Washington."

Trump appears convinced that his endorsement is an undisputed boon for congressional candidates, boasting that he turned Balderson's race around after stumping for him in Ohio last weekend. 

On Wednesday, the president claimed that there will be a "giant Red Wave" in November, as long as he can "find the time" to campaign for his party. 

"As long as I campaign and/or support Senate and House candidates (within reason), they will win! I LOVE the people, & they certainly seem to like the job I’m doing," Trump tweeted. "If I find the time, in between China, Iran, the Economy and much more, which I must, we will have a giant Red Wave!"

Mackowiak said it's unclear how vulnerable Republicans should approach Trump over the next 90 days. 

"He's so popular with the Republican base at 90 or 92% that you risk significantly turning off the Republican base the more you distance from Trump," he said, "so the cost is easy to calculate, but the benefit is hard to calculate." 

Michigan Democrat Gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer

Democratic turnout

What is clear is that Democratic turnout is way up — all over the country. 

While both party's voters have been energized this year, the spike in turnout has been much more dramatic among Democrats. In Ohio, the most affluent and best-educated areas of the district turned out to vote in much higher numbers than the more rural regions of the 12th district — a very concerning fact for Republicans. 

In Washington, where voters mail in their ballots, the votes are still being counted, but Democrats are enthusiastic about turnout in three House races, where early returns showed Democratic candidates racking up higher vote totals than Republicans. 

Also on Tuesday night, Michigan saw the highest gubernatorial primary turnout in 40 years. More than 1.1 million people voted for Democratic candidates for governor, while just about 975,000 people cast ballots for the Republicans. (This is up from 1 million GOP votes for governor in 2010 and 529,000 votes for Democratic candidates). 

Mackowiak said that between now and November, Republicans should be hyper-focused on turnout. 

"There's no time for vacation, there's no time for golf, there's no time to waste time — you have to be solely focused on turning out strong Republicans and on winning independents," he said.

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  • A goat herd is helping President Donald Trump pay thousands of dollars less in property taxes on his New Jersey properties, thanks to a state law designed to benefit farmers.
  • The Wall Street Journal estimated in 2016 that Trump paid less than $1,000 a year in property taxes on land that would typically require roughly $80,000. 

President Donald Trump is able to pay tens of thousands of dollars less in property taxes on his New Jersey golf courses because of a goat herd, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Citing public records, The Journal reported in 2016 that Trump had been able to save thousands of dollars in property taxes on his two properties in Bedminster — where he is this week for a "working vacation" — and Colts Neck. Because the properties have a goat herd, as well as hay farming and woodcutting, New Jersey law permits them to receive a farmland tax break.

Therefore, Trump pays reduced property taxes on the parts of his golf courses dedicated to farming, the report says.

Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster maintains 113 acres of hay farming and eight goats, and the property in Colts Neck has 40 acres of hay production and trees, The Journal reported, citing tax-break applications reviewed in 2016 during the presidential campaign.

The Journal estimated that Trump paid less than $1,000 a year in property taxes on land that would typically require roughly $80,000.

The farmland-assessment program Trump is benefitting from was added to the New Jersey Constitution in 1963 to prevent overdevelopment in the already crowded Garden State, the report says.

The tax break is both popular and controversial in New Jersey, a state that has some of the highest property taxes in the country and is trying to maintain a semblance of its agricultural history as its population density continues to rise.

At the time of the Journal report, Trump's New Jersey properties, both of which are in wealthy areas of the state known for their horse farms, had last been approved for farmland assessments in 2015.

It's not the first time Trump has received a tax break for one of his properties. Trump famously received massive tax breaks from New York City on some of his most notable real-estate projects, including Trump Tower and The Grand Hyatt.

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  • President Donald Trump's disposition toward Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appears to have shifted drastically as of late.
  • The president now claims they have a "great relationship."
  • Trump and Rosenstein reportedly speak twice a week, often on the phone, and the deputy attorney general visits the White House several times a week.
  • When asked about his rapport with Rosenstein by The Wall Street Journal, Trump said, "It's fantastic."

President Donald Trump's disposition toward Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appears to have shifted as of late, and the president claims they now have a "great relationship."

Rosenstein has frequently been the target of ire from Trump and fellow Republicans, mostly over his oversight of the special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russian election interference. But that seems to have changed of late, at least when it comes to the president. 

Trump and Rosenstein reportedly speak at least twice a week, often on the phone, and the deputy attorney general visits the White House several times a week, The Wall Street Journal reported. Rosenstein also prepares Trump's team ahead of major news announcements, according to the report.

When asked about his rapport with Rosenstein by The Wall Street Journal, Trump said, "It's fantastic," adding, "We have a great relationship. Make sure you tell them that."

A spokeswoman for Rosenstein told the Journal that he and the president have a "productive working relationship."

In recent months, various reports have suggested Trump was considering firing Rosenstein due to his anger over the Mueller probe, which the president has referred to as a "witch hunt."

Rosenstein appointed Mueller to lead the investigation, and firing him would give Trump the opportunity to pick a new deputy attorney general with the authority to replace Mueller. But doing so would prompt a political uproar and fresh questions about whether the president would be attempting to obstruct justice in Mueller's investigation.

Some Republicans in Congress have also mounted an effort to impeach Rosenstein, but that effort has been opposed by GOP leadership.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told North Korea's foreign minister that the United States cannot be trusted, Tehran's state media said, as the United States seeks a deal to rein in the North's nuclear and missile programmes.
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Remember the “human rights” issue? Once upon a time, just about everyone was complaining about egregious human rights violations in North Korea. Interestingly, you don’t hear a lot about that stuff anymore. President Donald Trump is so busy …
          Iran's Rouhani tells N Korea that US cannot be trusted      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has told North Korea that the United States cannot be trusted, as the US seeks a deal to rein in the North's nuclear and missile programmes.
          US can’t be trusted, Iran’s Rouhani tells North Korea      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told North Korea’s foreign minister that the United States cannot be trusted, Tehran’s state media said, as the United States seeks a deal to rein in the North’s nuclear and missile programs. Iran dismissed a last-minute offer from Washington for talks this week, say...

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          'Cockpits for War' Being Transformed Through the Spirit Of the New Silk Road      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Over the past months, the strategic results of the primarily economic Belt and Road Initiative have begun to demonstrate for the world what Lyndon LaRouche has known for many years — there is no distinction between the economic and the strategic issues facing mankind. If you want peace, LaRouche said, get the tractors rolling.

When Presidents Trump, Xi Jinping, Putin, and Moon — all four — presented development plans to North Korea, backing each other up on the concept of "peace through development" as well as on sanctions, the supposedly impossible proved possible indeed. When India and Pakistan both joined the SCO, working directly with China and Russia on joint development ideas, the "permanent crisis" created by the British at the time of the partition of India became suddenly resolvable. On the Horn of Africa, with China's Belt and Road proposing a development alternative to each of the three nations of Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, an intractable conflict has turned into joyful peace and cooperation. In Southwest Asia, a similar solution to the century of war is now possible.

This process is active across Africa. The BRICS Summit in South Africa last month saw Russia, China and India joining hands with all the people of Africa in bringing real development — nuclear power, high-speed rail connectivity, water projects to green the deserts — and thus posing a real solution to terrorism and to poverty.

The problem remains, however, that the media in the U.S. and in Europe have carefully isolated their populations from any knowledge of this world-historic transformation, which is sweeping through Asia, Africa and Ibero-America. In the U.S., the LaRouche movement is mobilizing to resolve this problem. A first step is a call for transforming the negotiations between President Trump and President-elect López Obrador of Mexico, from a revision of NAFTA to the higher-ordered concept of NABRI — the North American Belt and Road Initiative. This must become a step forward in uniting the U.S. and China through the New Silk Road, a process of building advanced industrial nations throughout the Americas and beyond, and fulfilling Trump's commitment to restoring America's former industrial power as a primary source of capital exports for nation-building. This, not coincidentally, is the path to resolving the trade imbalance.

But the British and their assets in the U.S. will stop at nothing to prevent such a new paradigm from taking hold in the U.S. The Council on Foreign Relations, the foremost voice for the Empire within the U.S., has published a report entitled, "Is Made in China 2025 a Threat to Global Trade?" It details the supposedly devious intentions of the Chinese effort to develop their domestic expertise in high-tech manufacturing: through "recruitment of foreign scientists, its theft of U.S. intellectual property, and its targeted acquisitions of U.S. firms," the CFR claims, China intends to "control entire supply chains," and eventually "entire industries could come under control of a rival geopolitical power."

Such hysteria is matched by the emergence this week of "Big Brother" frantically shutting down access to social media for multiple voices which have countered the Russiagate madness, and supported President Trump's denunciation of the "Russia hoax." Alex Jones' Infowars was thrown off Facebook and YouTube — a site which has more than 15 million visits per month— while others were thrown off Twitter.

But the New Paradigm exists — it cannot be stopped, other than by world war. China has arisen, and has joined with Russia and India through the BRICS to offer the nations of the Global South an alternative to the poverty imposed upon them as a legacy of colonialism. They have extended this offer, to join the Belt and Road Initiative, to the United States and Europe, as a win-win alternative to the geopolitics of war, economic decay and cultural decadence infecting the West. The patriotic spirit in the U.S. has been awakened through the phenomenon of Donald Trump, rejecting the warmongers and the post-industrial society advocates within both the Republican and Democratic Parties — what LaRouche long ago denounced as the "two-potty system." LaRouche's Four Laws, implemented through the "four powers" of the U.S., Russia, China and India, provide the way forward. The arc of history has reached a branching point, towards either victory or tragedy. The future is in our hands, each and every one.


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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told North Korea's foreign minister that the United States cannot be trusted, Tehran's state media said, as the United States seeks a deal to rein in the North's nuclear and missile programs.
          IOC disappointed UN won’t grant North Korea sports exemption      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says he is disappointed the United Nations will not allow sports equipment to be sent to North Korea. The International Olympic Committee’s request was rejected by the U.N. Security Council Sanctions Committee. Bach says “this makes it more difficult for the IOC to accomplish its mission to […]
          Seoul: Rival Koreas to meet to prepare for leaders' summit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The rival Koreas will meet Monday for high-level talks meant to prepare for a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, South Korea said, the third such meetings between the leaders in recent months.

The announcement Thursday by ...

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IOC president Thomas Bach says he is disappointed the United Nations will not allow sports equipment to be sent to North Korea.
          These 800 Hollywood Movies Were Secretly Written By The Pentagon      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
These movies were all written and directed by the Pentagon without you knowing
The Pentagon has been secretly working behind the scenes on hundreds of Hollywood movies, according to newly declassified documents

While the American public pride themselves on living in a free speech anti-censorship society, the truth is the media they consume is subject to much more homegrown state-run propaganda than they realize.
Zerohedge.com reports: A year ago we featured a detailed report by authors Tom Secker and Matthew Alford exposing just how vast the Pentagon and CIA programs for partnering with Hollywood actually are, based on some 4,000 new pages of formerly classified archived documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.
The report noted at the time that “These documents for the first time demonstrate that the US government has worked behind the scenes on over 800 major movies and more than 1,000 TV titles.”
Reviewing the ever expanding list, the average movie watcher might be in for a shock at what films are actually included — there are the more predictable ones like Black Hawk Down, Zero Dark Thirty, and Lone Survivor; but also entirely unexpected ones that apparently needed the military-industrial complex’s propaganda touch like Earnest Saves Christmas, Karate Kid 2, The Silence of the Lambs, Twister, the Iron Man movies, and more recently Pitch Perfect 3.
When a Hollywood writer or producer approaches the Pentagon and asks for access to military assets to help make their film, they have to submit their script to the entertainment liaison offices for vetting. Ultimately, the man with the final say is Phil Strub, the Department of Defense’s (DOD) chief Hollywood liaison, who has been at the helm of this formerly semi-secret department going all the way back to 1989.
If there are characters, action or dialogue that the DOD doesn’t approve of then the film-maker has to make changes to accommodate the military’s demands. If they refuse then the Pentagon packs up its toys and goes home. To obtain full cooperation the producers have to sign contracts, called Production Assistance Agreements, which lock them into using a military-approved version of the script.
Months ago, Strub was again profiled in a report called Elisting an Audience: How Hollywood Peddles Propaganda, which quoted him trying to push back against the growing media exposure over the past year: “We’re not trying to brainwash people! We’re out to present the clearest, truest view,” Strub told The Outline.
The report rightly noted that while Americans generally pride themselves on living in a free speech anti-censorship society, while simultaneously mocking the propaganda examples in places like Russia or China, the US public is subject to more homegrown state-run propaganda than it thinks:
Military pageantry in Russia, massive rallies in North Korea, blunt messaging from China. We cluck at shameless self-aggrandizing when we see it overseas. But it doesn’t take much effort to see that American propaganda is everywhere, too. It’s not government-made, and it’s not quite as brazen as its counterpart from abroad. But it’s here, and to ignore that a piece of content is, at its core, propaganda — especially these days, while Trump openly pines for grand army parades — is a mistake. “There’s all kinds of ways to make an ideological point,” Harris added. “Sometimes I do think we’re not attuned enough. We do not look hard enough for propaganda.”
And what’s more, unlike in authoritarian systems, in the West it is the consumers that are actually willing, if perhaps unwitting, participants in state propaganda. The Outline report continues:
Certainly, the content has alternative, sincere agendas, too, but it’s the giant, amorphous market of consumers that has called it forth. That’s the difference between our propaganda and everyone else’s. In autocratic regimes, a government-backed entity pushes it onto indifferent or unwilling consumers. In America, we, the consumers, happily demand it.
Want to see what Hollywood films — some recent and some going back decades — that you’ve seen but were unaware had the US Department of Defense’s official imprimatur?
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Below is a merely partial list of films in alphabetical order that had Pentagon involvement either during the script or production phase, according to declassified US government documents. Amazingly the list of 410 movies is but half of the total number (for example, Zero Dark Thirty and some other prominent ones are not on there) and was compiled by the FOIA investigative website Spy Culture.


          Kim Chaek University of Technology launches Internet web site      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
One of North Korea’s top universities, Kim Chaek University of Technology (김책공업종합대학), has launched a site on the global Internet. The new web site, at www.kut.edu.kp, appears to have debuted...
 
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          North Korea 'rejected US timeline to cut nuclear arsenal by 60-70 per cent'       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Can Kim Jong-un survive North Korea's swamp?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Dictatorships often resolve their disputes through physical force or murder. Kim must be aware of this point.
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IOC President Thomas Bach disappointed the United Nations will not allow sports equipment to be sent to North Korea
          North Korea 'rejected US timeline to cut nuclear arsenal by 60-70 per cent'       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Reported by Telegraph.co.uk 19 minutes ago.
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WASHINGTON (AP) " The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, an Army medic from Indiana who was killed in the opening months of the Korean War.The Army on Wednesday handed McDaniel's slightly corroded dog tag to his sons, Charles Jr. and Larry, who were so young when their father perished that they have little memory of him. Charles, 71, told reporters he was moved to tears when [...]
          Trump Is Piling Sanctions on Iran. Here’s How the Tactic Could Backfire      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
There’s no mystery as to why U.S. policymakers and politicians use sanctions. Targeted intelligently and implemented effectively, they can compel other countries to do things they wouldn’t do without war. They can push governments of smaller countries like Iran and North Korea to negotiate and separate terrorists from sources of funding. They can raise the…
          Officials of North Korea and South Korea Will Meet Ahead of Leaders’ Summit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
It is the third such meeting between the leaders in recent months
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says he is disappointed the United Nations will not allow sports equipment to be sent to North Korea.The International Olympic Committee's request was rejected by the U.N. Security...
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There’s no mystery as to why U.S. policymakers and politicians use sanctions. Targeted intelligently and implemented effectively, they can compel other countries to do things they wouldn’t do without war. They can push governments of smaller countries like Iran and North Korea to negotiate and separate terrorists from sources of funding. They can raise the…
          Bonus Quotation of the Day…      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(Don Boudreaux) Tweet… is this recent Facebook post by Bob Higgs: We can all be grateful that Trump and his minions do not apply the “logic” of their international trade policy to other aspects of their economic policy making. If they did so, they might well insist that because the governments of North Korea and Venezuela implement […]
          How Long Can Trump Play Good Cop, Bad Cop With North Korea?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
President Trump says denuclearizing North Korea is going well, but his top aids disagree. The WSJ's Gerald F. Seib explains how Trump's strategy might be to play the nice guy. Photo: Getty
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says he is disappointed the United Nations will not allow sports equipment to be sent to North Korea.The International Olympic Committee's request was rejected by the U.N. Security Council S
          Big Win for Ferguson Based Prosecutor; Will Your Vote Be Privatized?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Iranian and North Korean officials meet in Tehran; Real unemployment numbers under Trump; Election results from five states.
          Forget US, North Korea’s human rights issue needs an Asian approach      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

BOTH before and following the US-North Korean summit on June 12, 2018, US policymakers raised the issue of human rights in North Korea.

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          U.S. can’t be trusted, Iran’s Rouhani tells North Korea      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Iran dismissed a last-minute offer from Washington for talks on Monday.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told North Korea's foreign minister that the United States cannot be trusted, Tehran's state media said, as the United States seeks a deal to rein in the North's nuclear and missile programs.
          Work Has Begun To Identify Possible Remains Of U.S. Serviceman      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

North Korea made the largest unilateral transfer of what are believed to be remains of U.S. servicemen. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Dr. John Byrd, chief scientist of the Department of Defense, about the challenge of identifying those remains.


          New Letters Between Trump and Kim Point to Possible Second U.S.-North Korea Meeting      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
News item from EIR Daily Alert.
          How Long Can Trump Play Good Cop, Bad Cop With North Korea?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
President Trump says denuclearizing North Korea is going well, but his top aids disagree. The WSJ's Gerald F. Seib explains how Trump's strategy might be to play the nice guy. Photo: Getty

          UN chief's support for US-Japan dialogue with North Korea      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
At a joint press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, UN Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed the ongoing talks between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), as well ...
          UN: North Korea Has Not Stopped Its Missiles, Nuclear Programs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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North Korea Accused of Building New Missiles While being hammered by UN sanctions and its pledge for denuclearization, North Korea is still secretly pursuing its nuclear and missile programs, according to a report commissioned by the UN Security Council. Aside from the continued pursuit of building missiles, illegal activities were also cited by the report […]

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          Sons Feel Mixed Emotions After N. Korea Returns Dad’s Dog Tag      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, an Army medic from Indiana who was killed in the opening months of the Korean War.   The Army on Wednesday handed McDaniel’s slightly corroded dog tag to his sons, Charles Jr. and Larry, who were so young when their father perished that they have little memory of him. Charles, 71, told reporters he was moved to tears when he got the...
          North Korea urges U.S. not to adhere to 'old scenarios' after summit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
North Korea's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday progress on denuclearization promises made in a historic U.S.-N.Korea summit in June cannot be expected if the United States adheres to "old scenarios" that have failed.

          Olympic Committee 'regrets' North Korea sports goods ban      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The International Olympic Committee expressed regret Thursday after the United Nations refused to lift a ban on sports goods exports to North Korea.
          Boris Johnson placed under Conservative party investigation for comparing Muslim women in burqas to 'letter boxes'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Boris Johnson

  • Boris Johnson is to be investigated by an independent panel established by the Conservative party, following his comments about Muslim women who wear burqas.
  • The former foreign secretary compared women who wear the items to "letter boxes" and bank robbers.
  • The panel will consider whether Johnson should be disciplined following a deluge of complaints against him.
  • Johnson has so far refused requests to apologise for the comments.

LONDON — Boris Johnson is to be placed under an official investigation by the Conservative party following a deluge of public complaints about his comments comparing Muslim women who wear burqas to "letter boxes" and bank robbers.

The former foreign secretary will be investigated over whether he has broken the party's code of conduct for comments that were widely criticised by figures, including from his own party, as Islamophobic.

Sources told the Evening Standard that officials were now sifting through a "considerable volume" of public complaints about Johnson's comments.

The complaints will be assessed by an independent investigator before potentially being passed to a full panel appointed by the Conservative party Chairman Brandon Lewis and the Chair of the 1992 backbench committee of Conservative MPs.

Under Conservative party rules, MPs must adhere to "minimum standards of behaviour" under the code of conduct and "lead by example to encourage and foster respect and tolerance."

Johnson, who is on holiday, has so far resisted pressure from Lewis, numerous MPs, and the Prime Minister Theresa May herself, to apologise for his comments and has as yet to speak publicly about the claims.

However, a source close to Johnson described the decision to launch an investigation into him as "mad"

"The world has gone mad. Or specifically the people at Matthew Parker Street (Conservative Central Office) have gone mad," the source told Sky News.

"They and Number 10 would be very, very wise to calm this down very, very quickly."

The investigation was welcomed by the Conservative former co-chair and current peer Baroness Warsi.

"Boris is merely a symptom, the disease of Islamophobia runs far deeper," Warsi tweeted.

"I welcome this investigation into Boris but let’s not pretend this is an isolated incident.We must have an independent enquiry which includes all that have indulged in anti Muslim rhetoric."

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          Trudeau made a glaring tactical error that's getting Canada hammered by Saudi Arabia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

FILE PHOTO: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

  • Justin Trudeau's government seems to have made a tactical error in trying to address human rights in Saudi Arabia.
  • By tweeting for everyone to see, rather than conducting traditional closed-door diplomacy, Canada has been hurt by Saudi Arabia's retaliation with nothing to show for it.
  • A former Canadian ambassador to Saudi Arabia asked how this tweet helped anyone in Saudi Arabia or in Canada — and found that it most likely did not.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is no stranger to human-rights advocacy and showy displays of allyship with marginalized communities.

But his government seems to have made a tactical error in trying to address human rights in Saudi Arabia.

On Friday, Canada's foreign-affairs Twitter handle urged the "immediate release" from imprisonment of the Saudi women's-rights activist Samar Badawi and others detained for similar activities in the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia issued a blistering response, quickly and sometimes harshly turning its state-run media to bash Canada.

In less than a week, Saudi Arabia then expelled its Canadian ambassador, froze all new investment, canceled all flights to Toronto, pulled thousands of students from Canadian institutions, barred its citizens from getting medical treatment in Canadian hospitals, and reportedly sold off all its Canadian assets.

Canada remained firm in its support for the activists, with both its foreign minister and Trudeau doubling down on the sentiment.

"Canadians have always expected our government to speak strongly, firmly, clearly, and politely about the need to respect human rights at home and around the world," Trudeau told journalists on Wednesday.

"We will continue to stand up for Canadian values and indeed for universal values and human rights at any occasion," he said.

But whether Canada expects its government to use Twitter to compel foreign countries to meet its standards remains an open question.

In the view of David Chatterson, a former Canadian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Trudeau's government made a tactical error.

Was this tweet good for Canada?

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is overhauling the theocratic monarchy in ways that have both elevated human rights and improved economic prospects in the country.

By Western standards, Saudi Arabia still lags far behind in its treatment of women and in its justice system, which recently saw a man crucified in Mecca. In changing Saudi Arabia, however, the crown prince must find a way to roll out popular measures while maintaining the support of the country's religious hardliners.

But to Chatterson, tweeting demands at the Saudi government doesn't help advance human rights, or anything.

"The hard truth here is that the world is not waiting for Canada to preach to them or to criticize them," Chatterson told CBC News. Canada and Saudi Arabia have a limited economic relationship, and Trudeau simply doesn't have much sway over a small country half a world away that is further separated by language and culture.

"That's not really what most countries do," Chatterson said of the tweet. "Most countries engage in a dialogue, they work in a very strategic manner, they work with like-minded countries. But issuing critical tweets is not really the best way to deal with that."

The US, for example, presses Saudi Arabia on human rights in an annual report and, presumably, in closed-door meetings between diplomats. Diplomacy is an old practice with established norms, and the diplomats overwhelmingly prefer a quiet dialogue to putting people on blast via social media.

President Donald Trump, for example, has received wide criticism for conducting diplomacy on Twitter, a practice Canada has now followed.

Chatterson held up Canada's recent Twitter diplomacy to traditional diplomatic benchmarks and found the government's efforts lacking.

"What's our objective here?" Chatterson said. "Was it to mitigate the circumstances of Badawi? In that case, we failed.

"Was it to influence the broader direction of Saudi Arabia? Again, I don't think we've done that. Have we advanced Canadian interests? Definitely not."

Canadian Muslims now can't fly directly to Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj later this month in Mecca. Canada has lost money on trade with Saudi Arabia. Canada lost the opportunity to educate young Saudis, a population presumably more open to the types of changes being championed by the crown prince.

If Canada feels its human-rights standards are desirable, it ought to attempt to export them to other countries. But by using Twitter it may have shot itself in the foot.

"In my humble opinion, the purpose of [Canadian] foreign policy is to advance Canadian interests," Chatterson said. "Put simply, that's what we're trying to d0."

On the whole, human rights and women's rights are improving in Saudi Arabia, but as part of a delicate balancing act. Canada now has lost money and influence in the kingdom over a tweet.

SEE ALSO: Saudi Arabia crucified a man in Mecca while aggressively calling out Canada over human rights

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, an Army medic from Indiana who was killed in the opening months of the Korean War. The Army on Wednesday handed McDaniel’s slightly corroded dog tag to his [&hellip
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, an Army medic from Indiana who was killed in the opening months of the Korean War. The Army on Wednesday handed McDaniel’s slightly corroded dog tag to his [&hellip
          North Korea urges U.S. not to adhere to 'old scenarios' after summit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
North Korea's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday progress on denuclearization promises made in a historic U.S.-N.Korea summit in June cannot be expected if the United States adheres to "old scenarios" that have failed.

          Seoul: Rival Koreas to meet to prepare for leaders' summit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The rival Koreas will meet Monday for high-level talks meant to prepare for a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, South Korea said, the third such meetings between the leaders in recent months.
          Comment on Top 10 Most Dangerous Countries To Visit by Tim      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ridiculous, ignorant article. You lose all credibility by having Ukraine and Colombia in the same league as dangerous war zone countries in Africa and the Middle East. You don't even have Somalia, Iraq, Syria or North Korea??? Lol. My wife is from Colombia and I've been there many times. Never once have I felt unsafe or unwelcome. We bring our children there. Yes there is violence in certain areas. But it doesn't hold a candle to Chicago or St. Louis. Please don't write about things you are clearly beyond ignorant of. Travel to Colombia! Its safe and beautiful.
          U.S. can't be trusted, Iran says, as North Korea slams continued U.S. pressure      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told North Korea's foreign minister that the United States cannot be trusted, Tehran's state media said, as the United States seeks a deal to rein in the North's nuclear and missile programs.

          A First Look at the North Korean Malware Family Tree      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Security researchers have analyzed malware samples from threat actors associated with North Korea and discovered connections with tools from older unattributed campaigns. [...]
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過去数ヶ月ポンペオは北朝鮮に現有核の6−7割の核兵力を6−8ヶ月でアメリカと第三国に引き渡すよう求めていた。北は拒絶を繰り返したが今は関心とVOX。なお70発の3−4割を当面残すと20発以上が北の手に当面残ることに。そもそも弾頭や施設リストの提出が先であるべきだが…https://t.co/TmI25AoJ25

— Ryo Sahashi / 佐橋亮 (@ryo384_ir) 2018年8月9日


パラっと読んだが、「今は関心」とは書いていないように思うが・・・


Not all North Korea experts I spoke to think the US offer is a good one, but some do. “This makes a lot of sense for both sides,” said Michael Fuchs, a top Asia official at the State Department from 2013 to 2016. “If you’re the Trump administration, you want a very clear, upfront down payment.”

North Korea might agree to the 60 to 70 percent warhead handover, or something close to it — as long as it gets something substantive in return, continued Fuchs, who is now at the left-leaning Center for American Progress think tank in Washington. “I can imagine a world where the North Koreans agreed to do this,” he said.


The question now is if Trump or Pompeo will make the same request the next time they meet their North Korean counterparts, and if North Korea would accept if so. But some experts think they should come to a deal along these lines.

“It’s potentially advantageous for both sides,” Fuchs told me.

アメリカの要求がしつこいので北朝鮮がいらだち。でも、今度ポンペオが北朝鮮と会うときにも、同じ要求をするか、どうか、したとして、北朝鮮が受け入れるかどうか、と。


Fuchsさんという研究者はそのほうが双方にとって有益じゃなね?と。


ーーーアメリカは成功を誇示できるし、北朝鮮は、核兵器は残るから、そうかもしれんが、日本にとっては最悪のシナリオでもある。


          South Korean coal company suspected of 9 cases of importing North Korean coal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   







(LEAD) Gov't denies report of ship carrying N. Korean coal
2018/08/07 16:0


U.S. voices confidence in S. Korea's implementation of sanctions against N.K.
2018/08/09


「北朝鮮産の疑いのある石炭を輸入したケース9件が明らかに」
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South Korean coal company suspected of 9 cases of importing North Korean coal

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          Regional Security Is At Stake When Trump Sits Down With North Korea      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: If all goes according to plan, history will happen in five days. That's when President Trump is expected to sit down with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a face-to-face meeting. There is a lot at stake, including security for countries in the region, which is why Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is here in Washington today. He's meeting with President Trump at the White House, where he will make his case to protect Japan's interests in these negotiations. NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson joins us now. Good morning, Mara. MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Good morning, Rachel. MARTIN: We should just remember here that when North Korea has launched test missiles in the past, sometimes those go over Japan. So this country has a particular interest in what's happening. LIASSON: They certainly do. They want to see a denuclearized Korean Peninsula, also. And Japan has been a big supporter of this campaign of maximum
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Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit DAVID GREENE, HOST: President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appear to be drawing closer to a face-to-face meeting. There are still some key logistics to work out, like where and when this meeting would actually take place. The president's national security adviser, John Bolton, suggested on "Fox News Sunday" that this meeting will not happen unless North Korea agrees to give up its nuclear program completely. (SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "FOX NEWS SUNDAY") JOHN BOLTON: If, in fact, Kim has made a strategic decision to give up his entire nuclear weapons program, then I think deciding on the place and the date should be fairly easy. GREENE: All right, let's bring in NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson this morning. Hi, Mara. MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Hi, David. GREENE: All right, so last week ended with this historic meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea. And over the weekend, President Trump seemed to be giving
          US Stock Futures Edge Higher Amid Trade Salvos: Markets Wrap – swissinfo.ch      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
swissinfo.ch US Stock Futures Edge Higher Amid Trade Salvos: Markets Wrapswissinfo.chA pedestrian walks past an electronic stock board outside a securities firm in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Japanese stocks rose as President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in Singapore and signed a joint agreement. and more »
          The Peace Dividends of Energy Infrastructure – North Korea, Iran and Beyond      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Article by Morgan D. Bazilian and Saleem H. Ali The compelling possibilities of using pipelines, or other energy infrastructure, as a basis for peace has emerged again, this time on the Korean peninsula. The lucrative energy market of South Korea has become increasingly important to the United States as it becomes a major producer of...
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“The U.S. government’s behavior in these years has been such that today America is known in the world as an unreliable and untrustworthy country, that does not honor any of its commitments,” Rouhani told Ri Yong-ho on the second day of a visit to Tehran.


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          Multilateral Cooperation Needed for Facilitating Peace with North Korea      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Multilateral Cooperation Needed for Facilitating Peace with North KoreaRachael M. Rudolph joins Bryant Zhuhai as an Assistant Professor of Social Science in the fall term. Her research focuses on Sino-American relations, US-North Korean relations, strategic security in the Asia Pacific region, and transnational crime.  She can be reached at: rachaelrudolph@foxmail.com.Rachael M. Rudolph
          One map shows why Trump's trade war with China could be a disaster for average Americans      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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  • President Donald Trump's trade war with China is ongoing, with tariffs flying back and forth.
  • While tariffs only apply to $34 billion worth of Chinese goods coming into the US, Trump has threatened to apply tariffs to every import from China.
  • The trade war could have significant economic consequences, since China is the largest source of imports for 23 states — and in the top five of sources for 47 states.
  • The China fight could also have political consequences, since 15 of the 23 states that count China as their top import source voted for Trump in 2016.

There's no clear resolution on the horizon for President Donald Trump's trade war with China, and many states in the US could soon start feeling the pain.

The Trump administration announced Tuesday a 25% tariff on $16 billion worth of Chinese exports to the US, adding to the $34 billion worth of Chinese goods already subject to tariffs. Trump has also begun to move forward with tariffs on another $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, and he has effectively threatened that every item from the country could eventually be subject to tariffs.

Tariffs act as a tax on goods coming into the country, meaning goods coming into US from China are hit with an additional 25% duty. That makes those goods more expensive, which in theory is supposed to drive US companies to buy non-Chinese products.

Given that China represented just over 21% of all imports coming into the US in 2017, an escalation of the trade war could push up prices for many goods. While the disruptions will likely be widespread, some states may face more problems than others.

According to data from the Census Bureau, China is a key source of imports for many states:

  • For 23 states, China is the top source of imports.
  • For 45 states, China is in the top three.
  • China is among the top-five import sources for 47 states (North Dakota, Louisiana, and Delaware are the only exceptions).
  • Of the 23 states that count China as their largest source of imports, Trump won 15 in the 2016 presidential election.

So far, supporters have stood beside Trump amid the trade disputes. But growing business and consumer concern, layoffs, and increased prices for goods could start to take their toll.

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - IOC President Thomas Bach says he is disappointed the United Nations will not allow sports equipment to be sent to North Korea.

The International Olympic Committee's request was rejected by the U.N. Security Council Sanctions Committee.

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A new book warns Asia is sliding towards war. Author Brendan Taylor compares the flashpoints of Taiwan and North Korea with Europe before the two world wars, when a series of lesser crises precursed something far greater.
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Multilateral Cooperation Needed for Facilitating Peace with North KoreaRachael M. Rudolph joins Bryant Zhuhai as an Assistant Professor of Social Science in the fall term. Her research focuses on Sino-American relations, US-North Korean relations, strategic security in the Asia Pacific region, and transnational crime.  She can be reached at: rachaelrudolph@foxmail.com.Rachael M. Rudolph
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North and South Korea plan to hold high-level talks next week to prepare for a possible third meeting between their leaders, the Unification Ministry in Seoul said on Wednesday. The talks are also aimed at implementing previous agreements, the ministry said. Kim Jong Un of North Korea and Moon Jae In of South Korea met […]

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Vietnam’s Model Would Spell the End of Kim Jong Un

There's no place for individual strongmen in Hanoi's version of communist power.

By Bennett Murray

This picture taken on January 24, 2016 shows a worker repainting a large statue of the late president Ho Chi Minh, founder of today's communist Vietnam, at a public park in the southern city of Can (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
This picture taken on January 24, 2016 shows a worker repainting a large statue of the late president Ho Chi Minh, founder of today's communist Vietnam, at a public park in the southern city of Can (STR/AFP/Getty Images) 


When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flew to Hanoi on July 8 after a tense working meeting in Pyongyang, Vietnam was on his mind. Speaking in a city pummeled by U.S. bombs five decades ago and where U.S. servicemen were held captive for years in squalid conditions, Pompeo invited Kim Jong Un to look at the fellow communist state for inspiration.

Pompeo was not just trying to flatter his hosts. The nation’s journey from impoverished pariah to hot frontier market has not escaped Kim. South Korean media reported that he brought up the country’s successes several times during his April meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, saying he saw it as a way forward. The appeal for Kim is obvious: Perhaps it is possible to have peace, prosperity—and the uninterrupted rule of a single party?

That might be true. But Kim should be forewarned that the Vietnam model might spell the death of his own rule, even if it preserves the rest of the Pyongyang regime.

The Vietnam model broadly refers to a series of reforms—known as doi moi, meaning “renewal”—that were first rolled out in 1986. Vietnam, at the time, was locked in cold wars with both the United States and China, with the Soviet bloc providing its only lifeline. In a process that continues to this day, the state slowly but steadily began devolving economic power to form a “socialist-oriented market economy.”

The government continues to hold on to key sectors, such as energy and finance, but state-owned firms coexist alongside ExxonMobil and Ford in the nation’s 21st-century economy. The system is somewhat similar to that of its giant neighbor, China, but with less red tape, as Vietnam has liberalized its markets to secure free trade agreements. On the World Bank’s ranking of countries by the ease of doing business there, Vietnam comes in 68th place, while China comes in 78th. The shift in policies has created a booming modern economy.

But there’s a catch for any prospective dictator. The party’s willingness to shed leaders with abandon is an integral part of the Vietnamese model. Since 1986, Vietnam has cycled through five general secretaries—the country’s de facto head of government—and seven prime ministers. Some have been ditched rather unceremoniously amid brutal infighting in the central committee, where factions fight vigorously behind closed doors before emerging with the appearance of consensus.

The lack of a strongman on top is a feature, not a bug.

While Kim is the third generation to inherit power, and China’s Xi Jinping, the son of a prominent revolutionary leader himself, is returning to the party’s strongman roots crafted by Mao Zedong, communist Vietnam has always opted for collective leadership. Even Ho Chi Minh found himself sidelined throughout his presidency, never enjoying the power of Mao, Stalin, or any of the Kims. Some of the most fateful decisions of the war, even the Tet Offensive, were made without his consent.

And while the image of Ho Chi Minh is omnipresent in contemporary Vietnam, with his image adorning billboards, posters, and even online memes created by pro-regime influencers, the images of living politicians are never seen in public, nor are their collections of writings found in bookstores. The cult of personality is a privilege of the dead in Vietnam; there is no Xi figure, let alone a Kim.

The result is a country where ordinary citizens have no stake in the fate of any particular politician. When one brings up politics today in Vietnam, it is common even for educated locals to not be entirely sure who their leader is. While they generally know the names of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and President Tran Dai Quang, they rarely know what exactly they do, nor who is senior.

Their confusion is understandable, as even professional observers of Vietnamese politics often stumble when trying to explain the national power structure. Figures come and go from power at a rate comparable to Western democracies but with none of the transparency. Journalists and researchers rely heavily on unverified rumors to get a sense of what is going on in the politburo. But given the rate at which leaders cycle, it’s certain that Communist politics in Vietnam remain a lively, unstable affair, even as the party itself thrives.

In contrast, the Workers’ Party of Korea is a showboat for the Kim dynasty. Its holds no regular party congresses, having allowed 36 years to lapse before it held its most recent one in 2016. Nor is there any indication that its central committee would be allowed to pose any serious challenge to Kim’s leadership. That it could peacefully force Kim to take an early retirement, as is common in Vietnam, is unthinkable.

Could Kim replicate the success of doi moi without copying Hanoi’s political philosophy? Possibly, but decentralization, by necessity, entails devolution of state powers to private actors. While its history of collective leadership provided the Vietnamese party with the flexibility necessary to accommodate the interests of a private sector, the Kim family has proved stubbornly resistant to economic innovation over the past 70 years unless forced, as they were by the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Kim has attempted some changes, but if he went for wholesale economic reform, he would have to create a new, risky script for regime survival. Chinese and Vietnamese innovators in the 1980s were able to send numerous missions to the United States, Soviet Russia, and elsewhere to learn from their models. North Korea hasn’t put the groundwork in yet. And Kim is no economist. Change would force him to allow technocrats around him to write the new rulebook for a game he does not completely understand.

Kim may be tempted to think he can become an all-powerful figure in the vein of Xi, only with Vietnam’s greater economic liberalization and better ties with Washington. But Xi has only been in power for five years and was only able to seize control after China had experienced decades of economic growth and reforms in the post-Mao era under collective leadership. He also had the benefit of adapting to the economic status quo rather than inventing a new one. As Kim has yet to establish himself as either an economic or political innovator, his personal success would be far from certain.

In his mid-30s, Kim potentially has decades left to either rule or, at best, become politically sidelined. While a more prosperous North Korea would no doubt benefit Kim personally if he were around to enjoy it—he may, for instance, be able to fly his own plane to the next bilateral summit—the potential personal risks presented by a Pyongyang outside the Kim family’s control are great, as Jiang Qing learned after her husband Mao Zedong died. Within a month, Jiang and her cronies had been toppled in an internal coup. With countless purges and executions of influential party officials under Kim’s family’s rule, he knows that the knives will be out for him if things change—but he may not know who would stab first.

Kim’s career, and possibly his life, may already be backed into a corner where the best shot of survival is to stick to the model that has served his family’s peculiar regime for the past seven decades, granting concessions only when absolutely necessary. Following the path of Vietnam would certainly be a bold step forward for Kim—it would very likely give the Workers’ Party of Korea a fresh lease on life—but it is not one that would necessary ensure his own safety.
          U.S. can't be trusted, Iran's Hassan Rouhani tells North Korea      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
North Korea's top diplomat, Ri Yong Ho, visited Iran as the United States reintroduced sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told North Korea's foreign minister that the United States cannot be trusted, Tehran's state media said, as the United States seeks a deal to rein in the North's nuclear and missile programs.

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          Seoul: Rival Koreas to meet to prepare for leaders' summit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
FILE - In this June 1, 2018, file photo, South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, center, speaks to the media before leaving for the border village of Panmunjom to attend South and North Korean meeting, at the Office of the South Korea-North Korea Dialogue in Seoul, South Korea. Seoul said the rival Koreas agreed on high-level talks next Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, to prepare for a leaders' summit. The announcement Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, by an official at the South's Unification Ministry comes amid attempts by Washington and Pyongyang to follow through on nuclear disarmament vows made at a summit in June between President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

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For two brothers, a single dog tag belonging to a man they never knew brought a flood of unexpected emotions when it was returned last week by North Korea. Charles McDaniel Jr. was home in Indianapolis when he got a phone call saying a tag bearing his late father’s name, Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel,...
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North Korea accused the United States on Thursday of pushing for international sanctions despite goodwill moves by Pyongyang and said progress on denuclearization promises could not be expected if Washington continues to follow an "outdated acting script."

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told North Korea's foreign minister that the United States cannot be trusted, Tehran's state media said, as the United States seeks a deal to rein in the North's nuclear and missile programs.

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AS DINERS devour their scorching portions of bibimbap, with paintings of South Korea on the walls, visitors might think they are in Seoul. But this is New Malden in south-west London. More than 10,000 South Koreans have lived in “Koreatown” since a first wave came in the 1970s. Now they jostle with migrants from farther afield. Over the din, sounds of Mandarin emerge from the kitchen. One waitress is a Chinese-Korean from Liaoning, a province next to North Korea. The chef is from South Hamgyeong, in the north-east of North Korea. She speaks Mandarin at work, as “it’s the only way to communicate with the Chinese-Koreans.”

The big divide in Koreatown used to be between traditional old-timers and the more liberal young. One South Korean calls New Malden “more conservative than Seoul”. “Women stay at home, their kids have to do what they are told to do, they have to go to university,” he says. Koreatown, which comprises...


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The landmark June meeting between US President Donald Trump and his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un in Singapore is viewed by Tehran as just a publicity stunt following the US withdrawal from 2015 nuclear accord.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, an Army medic from Indiana who was killed in the opening months of the Korean War.

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A dog tag and medals belonging to Army Master Sgt. Charles Hobert McDaniel Sr. are shown Wednesday in Arlington, Va. McDaniel, of Indiana, vanished during the Korean War. His dog tag was among the items North Korea recently returned to the United States.
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          PostgreSQL 10.5, 9.6.10, 9.5.14, 9.4.19, 9.3.24, and 11 Beta 3 Released!       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has released an update to all supported versions of our database system, including 10.5, 9.6.10, 9.5.14, 9.4.19, 9.3.24. This release fixes two security issues as well as bugs reported over the last three months.

If you have untrusted users accessing your system and you are either running PostgreSQL 9.5 or a newer version OR have installed the dblink or postgres_fdw extensions, you must apply this update as soon as possible. All other users can upgrade at the next convenient downtime.

Please note that PostgreSQL changed its versioning scheme with the release of version 10.0, so updating to version 10.5 from any 10.x release is considered a minor update.

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group also announces that the third beta release of PostgreSQL 11 is now available for download. This release contains previews of all features that will be available in the final release of PostgreSQL 11 (though some details of the release could change before then) as well as bug fixes that were reported during the second beta.

Security Issues

Two security vulnerabilities have been closed by this release:

CVE-2018-10915: Certain host connection parameters defeat client-side security defenses

libpq, the client connection API for PostgreSQL that is also used by other connection libraries, had an internal issue where it did not reset all of its connection state variables when attempting to reconnect. In particular, the state variable that determined whether or not a password is needed for a connection would not be reset, which could allow users of features requiring libpq, such as the dblink or postgres_fdw extensions, to login to servers they should not be able to access.

You can check if your database has either extension installed by running the following from your PostgreSQL shell:

\dx dblink|postgres_fdw

Users are advised to upgrade their libpq installations as soon as possible.

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group thanks Andrew Krasichkov for reporting this problem.

CVE-2018-10925: Memory disclosure and missing authorization in INSERT ... ON CONFLICT DO UPDATE

An attacker able to issue CREATE TABLE can read arbitrary bytes of server memory using an upsert (INSERT ... ON CONFLICT DO UPDATE) query. By default, any user can exploit that. A user that has specific INSERT privileges and an UPDATE privilege on at least one column in a given table can also update other columns using a view and an upsert query.

Bug Fixes and Improvements

This update also fixes over 40 bugs reported in the last several months. Some of these issues affect only version 10, but many affect all supported versions.

These fixes include:

  • Several fixes related to VACUUM, including an issue that could lead to data corruption in certain system catalog tables
  • Several fixes for replaying write-ahead logs, including a case where a just-promoted standby server would not restart if it crashed before its first post-recovery checkpoint
  • Several performance improvements for replaying write-ahead logs
  • Several fixes for logical replication and logical decoding, including ensuring logical WAL senders are reporting the streaming state correctly
  • Allow replication slots to be dropped in single-user mode
  • Fix to have variance and similar aggregate functions return accurate results when executed using parallel query
  • Fix SQL-standard FETCH FIRST syntax to allow parameters ($n), as the standard expects
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  • Fix EXPLAIN's accounting for resource usage, particularly buffer accesses, in parallel workers
  • Several fixes for the query planner including improving the cost estimates for hash-joins and choosing to use indexes for mergejoins on composite type columns
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  • Fix for GIN indexes that could lead to an assertion failure after a pg_upgrade from a version before PostgreSQL 9.4
  • Fix for SHOW ALL to display superuser configuration settings to roles that are allowed to read all settings
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  • Fix password prompting in Windows client programs so that echo is properly disabled
  • Several pg_dump fixes, including correctly outputting REPLICA IDENTITY properties for constraint indexes
  • Make pg_upgrade check that the old server was shut down cleanly

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PostgreSQL 11 Beta 3 Fixes and Improvements

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  • President Trump's legal team has vowed not to let him walk into a 'perjury trap,' rejecting Special Counsel Robert Mueller's latest proposal for an interview
  • Ohio's razor-tight congressional race from Tuesday’s special election got even closer Wednesday after hundreds of uncounted votes were found, county officials said
  • The Iowa town where college student Mollie Tibbetts disappeared is 'on edge' and shaken to its core, a community watch organizer tells FOX News in an exclusive interview
  • Prosecution star witness Rick Gates finished his testimony Wednesday at the fraud trial of former partner and ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort
  • A man arrested at an 'extremist Muslim' New Mexico compound was training children to commit school shootings, court documents allege
  • Florida prosecutors released hours of video interrogation footage of Parkland shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz on Wednesday
THE LEAD STORY - THE 'PERJURY TRAP': Jay Sekulow, an attorney for President Trump, said Wednesday that the president’s legal team turned down the latest interview proposal from Special Counsel Robert Mueller and promised to not allow the president to “walk into a perjury trap" ... Mueller's team has put forward dozens of potential questions for Trump, including some about his firing of FBI Director James Comey. Trump's lawyers have argued that prosecutors can't ask Trump about actions he's taken while in office. "If you lined up 100 lawyers, you’d have 100 lawyers say: 'Don't sit down for an interview,'" Sekulow told FOX News' Laura Ingraham, host of "The Ingraham Angle." Sekulow said calling the Mueller investigation “irregular” is being kind. "This is an investigation that from its outset has been corrupt, there’s no question about that," he said.
Mueller and Trump's team have gone back and forth over the scope and conditions of an interview as the special counsel looks to understand whether the president acted with a criminal intent to stymie the investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and Russia. Trump's legal team did not detail the terms of any counteroffer it may have made and it also did not suggest that it was close to agreeing to an interview, suggesting the possibility of additional negotiations.
HOTLY-CONTESTED OHIO RACE HEADED FOR RECOUNT? - The nail-biter playing out in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District got even closer Wednesday after 588 uncounted votes were found in a suburb of Columbus, according to county officials … The ballots were tallied and Democrat Danny O’Connor gained 190 votes on Republican Troy Balderson. The GOP candidate, who was endorsed by President Trump, currently leads by 1,564 votes.
The Franklin County Board of Elections said in a news release that the newly discovered ballots had not been “processed into the tabulation system,” and the issue was corrected. O’Connor, who is from Franklin County, celebrated the news by tweeting red sirens and informing his followers that he is confident he will soon be declared the winner. He asked for donations to continue to fight that the votes are “counted fairly.”
FOX NEWS EXCLUSIVE - A COMMUNITY 'IN SHOCK': A community watch organizer in Brooklyn, Iowa, said Wednesday that in a town where “not a lot of big things happen,” the disappearance of college sophomore Mollie Tibbetts has “shaken the community to its core" ... Scott Hawkins described the town where he grew up as a normally safe neighborhood where everyone knows everyone. “This is a close-knit community. We don’t have a lot of big things happen here crime-wise. … I mean, this is something that’s shaken the community basically to its core,” he told FOX News in an interview.
Hawkins said that members of the community “are on edge,” and that the disappearance of Tibbetts is something that affects them personally. “Any child in this community is basically a child of the entire community. We all stick together, we’re all part of, you know, one big group of people that knows everybody. So for somebody to go missing like this, and disappear off the face of the Earth with no trace, basically, this is a shock." Tibbetts, 20, was last seen jogging on July 18.
TURNCOAT'S DIRTY LAUNDRY: Rick Gates has finished three days' worth of dramatic testimony in federal court against his former business partner, ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort -- but not before defense lawyers caused a stir by pressing him for details on his past infidelity ... A day earlier, Gates acknowledged having a single extramarital relationship in London while working for Manafort. But on Wednesday, Manafort attorney Kevin Downing seemed to accuse Gates of having affairs with multiple individuals, asking Gates whether he disclosed four affairs to the special counsel’s office. The question was part of an apparent bid to catch Gates in a lie, after he testified that his plea agreement would be in jeopardy if he didn’t tell the truth on the stand. Prosecutor Greg Andres, though, swiftly objected to the question before Gates could answer. And the witness never did. But at another point Wednesday, Gates attempted to express remorse from the stand, saying “I’ve made many mistakes over many years.”
'EXTREMIST' TRAINING CAMP FOR KIDS? – A man who was arrested last week at a New Mexico compound linked to "extremist Muslims" was training children to commit school shootings, according to court documents filed Wednesday ... Prosecutors allege that Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 39 – the father of a missing 3-year-old -- was conducting weapons training on the compound, where 11 other children were found hungry and living in squalor. They asked Wahhaj, who appeared in court on Wednesday, be held without bail. Wahhaj is the son of a Brooklyn imam, also named Siraj Wahhaj, who was named by prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the New York Post reported.
Authorities raided the compound Friday after a months-long search for Abdul-ghani Wahhaj, a boy with severe medical issues who went missing from Georgia in December. On Monday, a child's remains were found on the property. Authorities are trying to determine whether the remains are that of the missing boy.
PORTRAIT OF PARKLAND SUSPECT: Prosecutors on Wednesday released hours of video interrogation footage showing Parkland, Fla., shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz slouching in a chair, being repeatedly urged by a detective to speak louder and punching himself in the face when he is alone ... The footage contained the same material as a transcript released earlier in the week, and both were edited to remove what authorities say was a direct confession by Cruz to the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The video made public Wednesday shows Cruz hunched over at times, leaning back at others. He is seen wearing hospital clothes and speaking so softly at the beginning that Broward County Sheriff's Detective John Curcio has to repeatedly urge him to talk louder. Much of the interrogation focused on a demonic voice Cruz claims he has heard inside his head for years that urges him to commit violent acts.

AS SEEN ON FOX NEWS
FBI DOUBLE STANDARD - "Why didn't they do for Trump [during suspected Russian interference in the election] what they did for Feinstein? What the hell is going on at the FBI?" – Sen. Lindsey Graham, on "The Story with Martha MacCallum," saying he is sending a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray asking for an explanation of DOJ policy. Recently, it was revealed that five years ago the FBI informed Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., that a man employed by her office was suspected of being a spy for the Chinese government. (Feinstein fired the man, but Graham and other critics say the FBI didn't afford Trump the same courtesy.) WATCH
DISORDER IN THE COURT: "I'm not happy with this judge. He's making too much of the case about him and he's showing an extraordinary bias against the government."– Judge Andrew Napolitano, on "The Daily Briefing," explaining why he is not pleased with how U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III, who is presiding over Paul Manafort trial, has conducted himself. WATCH

TRENDING
'Superman' star Margot Kidder's death ruled a suicide.
Inside Princess Margaret's life as the original royal wild child.
Kim Jong Un's bizarre North Korea propaganda photos revealed.

THE SWAMP
Socialist torchbearers flame out in key races, despite blitz by Bernie Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez.
U.S. Rep. Chris Collins of New York, accused of insider trading, says he'll stay on ballot for re-election.
Texas takes DACA to court, says immediate injunction against Obama-era program 'vital to restoring the rule of law.'

ACROSS THE NATION
Chicago shootings leave two dead following bloody weekend of 11 killings.
Kid-sized prisoner uniforms ordered by Missouri woman accused of child abuse, authorities say.
Midwest ICE raids targeted businesses that hired, mistreated illegal immigrants, officials say
Sons of missing Korean War soldier receive their father's dog tag.
Russian submarine threat largest since Cold War: top US Navy admiral.

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS
FOX earnings beat estimates as TV, film revenues grow.
Tesla shares down as Wall Street digests take-private plan.
Renters should reconsider home ownership for this reason.
New York City puts the brakes on Uber, Lyft.
Seattle soda tax brings in more than $10M in first six months
Capitalism is not perfect, but it’s the best out there: Ken Langone.
Cigna-Express Scripts deal is ‘absurd’: Carl Icahn.
Is your iPhone spying on you? Here’s what Apple told lawmakers.

FOX NEWS OPINION
Lauren DeBellis Appell: Trump Derangement Syndrome may knock president’s star off the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Michael Goodwin: Why it's time for Trump to play his ace in the hole.
Tammy Bruce: The left's 'identity politics' hypocrisy.

HOLLYWOOD SQUARED
'American Pickers' discover Aerosmith's van from 1970s in Massachusetts woods.
Amy Poehler applauds 'SNL' and its coverage of President Donald Trump: They're 'doing an amazing job.
Oscars announce new popular film category.

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS?
Bermuda Triangle is no mystery, ocean scientist explains.
'Tone-deaf' Jack in the Box teriyaki bowl ad sparks backlash for sexual innuendos.
The weird reason Roman emperors were assassinated.

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1854: Henry David Thoreau's "Walden," which describes Thoreau's experiences while living near Walden Pond in Massachusetts, is first published.
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          7 Horrifying Facts About North Korea That Our Fawning Media Seems To Have Forgotten      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Rather than simply yelling at the media for being so gullible and stupid and morally deranged, I thought it may be worthwhile to list a few important and terrible facts about the world's most reclusive state.

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North Korea’s cyberattacks have been well documented over the years. But a collaboration between McAfee and Intezer security researchers has shown previously undiscovered links among the various North Korean malware families and some of the most successful cyberattacks to date. Jay Rosenberg of Intezer and Christiaan Beek of McAfee are talking about their discovery at […]


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Ri Yong Ho traveled to Iran on Wednesday to meet with his counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif
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President Hassan Rouhani of Iran told North Korea’s foreign minister that the U.S. cannot be trusted, Tehran’s state media said.

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The U.S. Army has given two brothers in their 70s a dog tag that had belonged to their father, a Korean War medic who had…
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S Korea approves athletes’ trip to N Korea for football event#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000Seoul: South Korea on Thursday allowed a group of sportspersons to take part in an international youth soccer tournament in North Korea next week. An official from the South Korean unification ministry said that a delegation of 151 people, including athletes, will leave for Pyongyang on August 10 via a western land route. Besides athletes, …
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Updated at 4:12 p.m. ET The Trump administration is putting North Korea back on the State Department's list of state sponsors of terrorism . President Trump says the move "supports our maximum pressure campaign to isolate this murderous regime." President Trump told reporters on Monday that the Treasury Department will officially announce additional sanctions and penalties on the North Korean regime on Tuesday. President Trump says this should have happened years ago. In fact, North Korea was on the list until 2008, when the Bush administration took it off, in an ultimately failed bid to salvage a denuclearization deal. Trump's move won praise from members of Congress, who supported legislation that paved the way for North Korea's return to the blacklist. "Over the past year alone, Kim Jong Un and his regime brazenly assassinated his brother with a chemical weapon and brutally tortured Otto Warmbier, leading directly to his tragic death," writes House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman
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Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, announced that he will not run for re-election in 2018 and will not seek any public office next year. Chaffetz wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday morning, "I am healthy. I am confident I would continue to be re-elected by large margins. I have the full support of Speaker Ryan to continue as Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. That said, I have made a personal decision to return to the private sector." As oversight chairman, Chaffetz led investigations into the Secret Service and Planned Parenthood in recent years. He has faced pressure from protesters in his home district and federal watchdogs for not pursuing investigations into the Trump administration more forcefully. Chaffetz told NPR's Morning Edition in February that his committee was concerned with possible mishandling of classified information when Trump was apparently briefed on a North Korean missile test at
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Charles and Larry McDaniel barely remember their father. Almost 70 years after his death, they've been reunited with his dog tags, the only personal effect returned by North Korea last month as part of an agreement with the United States to repatriate remains. 


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The single dog tag in the 55 boxes of human remains turned over to the U.S. by North Korea last week was still readable. It was presented to Master Sgt. Charles Hobert McDaniel's two sons at a ceremony on Wednesday.

The single dog tag in the 55 boxes of human remains turned over to the U.S. by North Korea last week was still readable. It was presented to Master Sgt. Charles Hobert McDaniel's two sons at a ceremony on Wednesday.; Credit: Jay Price /Member station WUNC

Vanessa Romo | NPR

It's difficult to know exactly what happened to Master Sgt. Charles Hobert McDaniel after U.S. Army forces were attacked by small groups of Chinese communist soldiers during the early days of the Korean War in November 1950.

But on Wednesday McDaniel's sons — both toddlers when he disappeared — got something they've been missing for 68 years: "certitude."

Charles McDaniel, Jr., and his younger brother Larry McDaniel were presented with their father's ID tag by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency at a ceremony in Arlington, Va.

After decades of ambiguity, "We have certitude," the elder McDaniel, a former Army chaplain, told reporters.

"We are, in one small sense, the most fortunate because we're the only ones that have a name now," he added pointing to the small metal name plate.

What the brothers knew before Wednesday was gleaned from the records of the DPAA: Their father was with the 3rd Battalion in the southern end of the Nammyon River valley during the surprise attack but he was "not among the survivors who escaped through the Chinese perimeter." The agency concluded that "no evidence exists that he was ever captured or held prisoner by the enemy."

Absent verification all signs suggested McDaniel had been killed as U.S. and U.N. forces attempted to stave off thousands of Chinese troops driving them out of North Korea.

Additionally, a medic who was also assigned to the 3rd Battalion told officials "he believed that McDaniel was killed in action within the 3rd Battalion's perimeter," according to the DPAA.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency estimates more than 7,800 Americans remain unaccounted-for from the Korean War. The dog tag, as they're commonly known, was the only ID tag in the 55 boxes of human remains turned over to the U.S. by North Korea on July 27.

The remains are "undergoing forensic analysis" at a lab in Hawaii but at Wednesday's press conference the head of the Pentagon's DNA lab, Dr. Timothy MacMahon, rubbed two swabs inside Larry McDaniel's mouth, as Jay Price from member station WUNC reported.

"Officials said samples from McDaniel's sons could be crucial for figuring out whether the bones in the box with the dog tag actually belonged to their father," Price reported.

The military is seeking to build up its DNA database but still needs samples from nearly 1 in 10 of the families of the missing, according to Price.

Neither Charles McDaniel or Larry McDaniel have meaningful memories of their father, they admitted to reporters.

Charles McDaniel said he was about 3 years old and Larry McDaniel was 2, when their father was initially deployed to Korea in August in 1950.

When pressed, Charles McDaniel described small flashes of detail rather than moments.

"He liked ice cream and watched his weight," he said.

"He's an Army guy ... I'm an Army guy, so I understand that," he added, drawing a connection between himself and the man he never got to know.

Larry McDaniel has "generated" more of a feeling about his father.

"To me this is a big-picture thing," he explained.

"I'm proud that my father was extremely patriotic and loved the country enough that he was able to dedicate his entire life for the country without hesitation. But the thing is he was one of thousands of guys in that generation that did it. And I don't think the fact that we found his dog tags should overshadow any of that."

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[South Korea], August 9 (ANI): North Korea and South Korea are slated to hold high-level talks on August 13 to discuss the logistics for a possible meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
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President Trump says denuclearizing North Korea is going well, but his top aids disagree. The WSJ's Gerald F. Seib explains how Trump's strategy might be to play the nice guy. Photo: Getty
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North Korean officials accused Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of upping American demands for denuclearization without sanctions relief in an angry rhetorical blast. Despite the stalemated talks between North Korea and the U.S., one small gesture from Kim
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Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the Trump administration wants a new “Space Force” ready for battle by the year 2020 — charging that Russia, China, North Korea and Iran have already militarized the final frontier and that the U.S. needs to catch up.