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Former service members suffer from radioactive exposure from Operation Tomodachi

Amy Tsujimoto is a Japanese-American journalist who closely follows the story of former service members exposed to radiation at the time of Fukushima nuclear accident including those on board the “Ronald Reagan.” She herself is a second-generation hibakusha [child of a parent who survived an atomic bombing]. “They are nameless service members who did their very best to help Japan….Read more

  • April 27, 2016
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 24
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Column: “Intellectual shift” in U.S. public opinion background to Obama’s Hiroshima visit

By Meiji University Associate Professor Satoshi Fujita   President Barack Obama will reportedly visit Hiroshima during the G7 Ise-Shima Summit in late May after Secretary of State John Kerry made his recent visit. If the visit indeed materializes, it will be the first visit by an incumbent U.S. president to the atomic bombed city. Why has this become possible? Obama’s….Read more

  • May 5, 2016
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo , p. 7
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GOJ concerned about review of U.S.-Japan security arrangements under “President Trump”

Yomiuri wrote that in view of the strong likelihood that Donald Trump will become the Republican presidential candidate, the GOJ and the ruling coalition are becoming increasingly concerned about the possibility of the U.S. calling on Japan to review their bilateral security treaty and shoulder more of the cost of stationing U.S. forces if Donald Trump becomes the U.S. President.….Read more

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First Lady will not accompany President Obama to Japan

Yomiuri and Nikkei wrote that White House Press Secretary Earnest told reporters on Tuesday that Mrs. Obama is not planning to accompany President Obama on his trip to Japan.

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Energy secretary says U.S. has begun LNG exports

Nikkei ran in its international news section on page 5 an interview with Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz conducted in Tokyo on Tuesday, saying that he told the paper that the U.S. has begun shipments of liquefied natural gas to Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The paper wrote that the emergence of a new LNG exporter will help revitalize the LNG….Read more

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White House says no decision made on visit to Hiroshima by President Obama

Asahi and most other papers reported on press remarks on Monday by White House Press Secretary Earnest, during which he commented on the possibility of President Obama visiting Hiroshima in May by saying that the itinerary for the President’s trip to Japan has not yet been finalized. When asked whether the President should offer an apology for the bombing of….Read more

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U.S., Japan engaged in “war of nerves” over forex policy

Yomiuri wrote that the “war of nerves” between the U.S. and Japan over foreign exchange policies is escalating, as the yen’s value against the U.S. dollar surged to the mid-105 level on Tuesday. The paper wrote that Washington’s policy turnaround from its effective approval of the weak yen is behind the yen’s rapid appreciation and that the Treasury Department’s recent….Read more

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Japanese, Chinese, ROK finance ministers discuss U.S. warning on forex policy

Asahi wrote that the finance ministers and central bank governors of Japan, China, and South Korea discussed at their meeting on Tuesday in Frankfurt the recent move by United States to put them on its new currency watch list. Finance Minister Aso said Japan’s foreign exchange policy will not be restricted by the U.S. designation.

  • May 4, 2016
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President Obama mulls using Osprey for domestic flights during G7 Summit

It has been decided that U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima, the first atomic-bombed city in human history, during the G7 Ise-Shima Summit in late May. He is reportedly considering using the Osprey for flights within Japan during his visit.   According to a government source, the U.S. side indicated it would like to use the Osprey. While it….Read more

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White House press secretary says President does not need to apologize if he visits Hiroshima

NHK and TV-Asahi reported that White House Press Secretary Earnest told reporters on Monday that if President Obama visits Hiroshima after the Ise-Shima Summit in May, the President does not need to offer a formal apology over the atomic bombing. NHK said Washington is still studying the possibility of the President visiting Hiroshima, while TV-Asahi said the White House is….Read more

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