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Japan Bumps China as Top Holder of US Treasury Debt

Japan Bumps China as Top Holder of US Treasury Debt | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Japan overtook China in February as the top foreign holder of U.S. Treasury securities, a position Japan last held in August 2008. In its monthly report on bond holdings, the Treasury Department said Wednesday total foreign holdings of Treasury debt dipped 0.9 percent in February to $6.16...
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ISIS threatens execution of Japanese hostages if ransom not paid in new video

ISIS threatens execution of Japanese hostages if ransom not paid in new video | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Latest execution threat from familiar jihadist shows 2 Japanese men on their knees, but this time ISIS is demanding something different
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Washington and Tokyo Are Messing Up a Vital Trade Pact

Measured by geography alone, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is ambitious: The pact would bind the United States, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, and seven other countries in a free trade...
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5 Places Where World War Three Could Break Out

5 Places Where World War Three Could Break Out | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Where the unthinkable could happen. 
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Tea Party Politics in Japan - New York Times

Tea Party Politics in Japan - New York Times | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Tea Party Politics in Japan
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The daily Tokyo Shimbun reported that two local politicians who had come under fire for sexist or otherwise insensitive comments belonged to the group, and noted its size and reach.
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A Great War in the East China Sea? Why China and Japan Could Fight

A Great War in the East China Sea? Why China and Japan Could Fight | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
How the unthinkable could happen in Asia—and the ramifications for America.
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