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Japan city votes to destroy tsunami ship landmark

A Japanese fishing boat beached during a devastating 2011 tsunami, seen as a monument to survival by some and a visual blight by others, will be torn down.
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S - fishing boat beached during tsunami will be torn down

 

S -  68 percent, or 9,622 people, voted to have the ship destroyed. Only 16 percent voted to keep it during the citywide vote.

 

S - "It's just a constant reminder of the terrible disaster," she said. "When I walk by it every morning, my heart aches." - Yoshimi Abe, among those who wanted to get rid of the ship.

 

S - "My son owns a store in the temporary market near Kyotokumaru. Many of his customers are out-of-town visitors who drop by to see the ship," - Shigeru Saito, voted to keep the boat, which he saw as a plus for drawing business.

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China's air defence zone overshadows Japan-ASEAN summit - Kyodo

China's air defence zone overshadows Japan-ASEAN summit - Kyodo | China & Japan Jessica Hun. | Scoop.it
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P - japan and china experiencing tensions over china's contrcontroversial air defense identification zone over the East China Sea (the location of uninhabited islands that they've been disputing over)

 

P - japan and ASEAN (philippines and vietnam being notable members) nations are leary over china's assertiveness

 

P/E - china has been supporting ASEAN nations very generously (economic aid)

 

ntk - what does ASEAN stand for? Association of Southeast Asian Nations

 

ntk - what are the ASEAN nations? - Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

 

ntk - why are these nations apart of the ASEAN? they joined forces to promote peace and economic co-operation (to better their countires and protect themselves through forming alliances)

 

ntk - why was ASEAN formed? joint effort to promote economic co-operation and the welfare of their peoples

 

ntk - when did ASEAN form? after WWII  to (ironically) protect against japan's forces

 

ntk - why are china and japan both so eager to be in the ASEAN's good graces? they both think an alliance with the ASEAN is the best way to maintain their goals of peace and prosperity

 

P/E - japan is trying to catch up to china in financial aid to ASEAN by donating 2 trillion yen worth of infastructure building over a five-year period, as well as a 300 billion yen worth of diaster managment (typhool Haiyan recently ravanged the phillipines)


P - ASEAN nations want to be on good terms with both china and japan (which is good for both china and japan, seeing as how they both seem to want to appease ASEAN)

 

P - china insists that the ADIZ is not a 'no-fly' zone

 

ntk - what does ADIZ? Air Defense Identification Zone (east china sea)

 

ntk - what is the ADIZ's purpose? governs the sky (proposes traffic laws and restrictions to make air communing safer)

 

ntk - where does the ADIZ span to? covers most of the east china sea

 

ntk - why is japan so leary about it? because it's extended it's borders over into undisputed territory between japan and china, where islands that both nations want are located

 

P - "freedom of navigation" and "resolution of disputes by peaceful means" in line with international law in japan's draft

 

P - prime minitser of japan (Abe) has visited all 10 ASEAN nations to show commitment to their peace

 

P - Beijing claimed the islands that were being disputed. they are now referred to as the 'Diaoyu'

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WATCH: China Reveals Mysterious Fleet Of Nuclear Subs

WATCH: China Reveals Mysterious Fleet Of Nuclear Subs | China & Japan Jessica Hun. | Scoop.it
For the first time in more than 40 years, China has given the rest of the world a view of its mysterious fleet of nuclear submarines.
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P -china reveals it's 1st fleet of nuclear subs

 

P - they are boasting "exceptional safety records" and the "tremendous achivement of such advanced technology" 

 

P - people are claiming that the reveal of the fleet is an outreach on china's part, to minimalize their isolation and become more apparent in world affairs. also to tout their technological advances because they're just cool like that

 

P - people are also claiming that the reveal of the new fleet is to serve as a distraction against china's current dispute against japan i.e. the air dispute over the east china sea's uninhabited islands.

 

P - these aren't brand spanking new subs, experts claim. nor do they represent china's advanced naval force.

 

ntk - what DOES represent china's advanced naval force, then? china's advanced surface warships are powered by German and French-designed diesel engines. chinese destroyers have French sonar, anti-submarine-warfare helicopters and surface-to-air missiles. "the world's leading engines"

 

P - rather, these are subs that have been restored and resurrected from 1970 and are armed with short range missiles.

 

P - this is the first time they've been in offical opporation or reveal for 40 years

 

P - experts say not to worry, and that china's nuclear ability (while it IS improving) still can't compete with other worlds forces.

 

ntk - what world forces ARE to be reckoned with in regards to nuclear assault? France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States India, Pakistan, North Korea, and Israel. NATO states: Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, and Turkey. Formerly possessing nuclear weapons: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, South Africa

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Museum gains major Chinese art haul

Museum gains major Chinese art haul | China & Japan Jessica Hun. | Scoop.it
The Ashmolean Museum announces the acquisition of one of the world's greatest collections of modern Chinese art.
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C -  Ashmolean Museum in Oxford announced the acquisition of one of the world's most significant collections of modern Chinese art

 

C - over 400 works of art

 

C - acquired from the late Chinese art expert Professor Michael Sullivan

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Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com

Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com | China & Japan Jessica Hun. | Scoop.it
After years of gloom, Japan's economy is finally blossoming. And this time the recovery seems for real
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E - economy is growing

 

E - "There are more companies looking for more workers right now than at any time in Japan's history."

 

ntk - 

 

what are the 'bubble years'? how do they compare to the economic recovery japan is currently experiencing?

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Has Abenomics fixed Japan's fortunes?

Has Abenomics fixed Japan's fortunes? | China & Japan Jessica Hun. | Scoop.it
One year after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took charge in Japan, the BBC's Linda Yueh reports on the challenges as he faces in kick-starting the economy.
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E - japan has the world's 3rd largest economy (and has had it for approx. a year)

E - for two years, japan had been suffering from deflation 

E - shinzo abe has administered all types of economic reforms in a (successful) attempt to strengthen the economy

 

ntk - how do you pronounce the prime minister's name? 'ahbay'

 

E - the economy of japan is heavily reliant on the fishing industry (archepeligo nation)

 

E - banking is flourishing (currently)

 

ntk - why was the economy suffering for so long before abe stepped it up and decided to make all of these reforms? b/c of low productivity. not enough businesses were involved in the amount of trade they really needed to participate in. 

 

ntk - why the  lack of participation for two decades? business owners were worried over going out of business, so they pinched their pennies

 

S/E - business owners (ones that have been in business for over 40 years) don't believe that the economic resurge is going to last

 

S - japan's population is aging and shrinking

 

ntk - what are the types of reforms 'abenomics' underwent? the yen was weakened and firms were invested to raise wages 

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China demand draws U.S. airline pilots - Videos - CBS News

Airlines will have to hire nearly 500,000 commercial pilots in the next 20 years, to keep up with aircraft orders and the biggest need is in the Asia-Pacific region. Seth Doane reports on one pilot who has relocated to China already.
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P/S - airlines desperate to hire more pilots

 

P/S - estimated 200,000 pilots will be hired in china over the next 20 years

 

S - travel is chaotic b/c the middle class of china is growing (ppl can afford it) (china has a ridiculously huge population)

 

E/S - salary as a captain can be approx. $18,000USD a month (prosperous economy(?))

 

S - recruiting pilots is very difficult b/c of safety concerns (the good kind of paranoia)

 

P/S/E - china's airlines plan on tripling their number of aircraft to accomodate for passenger demands

 

S - it can take up to 10 years to train a pilot (pilot jobs are open to foreigners all over the world/ job applications aren't exclusive to china)

 

S/E - flights are almost ALWAYS full. it's very rare for a flight to not be maxed out passenger wise.

 

 

 

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China Military Sends Fighter Jets Into Disputed Air Space

China Military Sends Fighter Jets Into Disputed Air Space | China & Japan Jessica Hun. | Scoop.it
(Adds context about U.S.-China relations in seventh paragraph) WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - China's military sent several fighter jets and an early warning aircraft on patrol into disputed air space over the East China Sea on...
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P - air force on 'high alert' and will take measures to deal with diverse air threats to firmly protect the security of the country's airspace.

 

P - new air force zone developed, 'normal air patrols'

 

"a defensive measure and in line with international common practices," said Shen Jinke

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