ずくなしの冷や水

2017年05月13日

Japan may host Tomahawk-compatible launchers to counter N. Korea missile threat – media

RT2017/5/13
Japan is reportedly considering adopting the land-based version of the Aegis missile defense system over THAAD, citing the N. Korean missile threat. The system could potentially be used with Tomahawk missiles, making it a threat to Russia and China.

Tokyo has ordered a feasibility study into adopting the Aegis Ashore system, government sources told the Japan Times, as an alternative to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, which South Korea chose to host despite criticism from China.

The newspaper says Japan would need six THAAD units to defend its entire territory, at a cost of $6.6 billion. Aegis Ashore costs around $700 million apiece, and only two of them would be required to protect the same territory, the report said.

Reuters cited the estimated cost of Aegis Ashore at $618 million to $706 million, and says the Japanese government favors it over THAAD. Neither report named its sources, saying they were not authorized to discuss the potential deal.

In March, Pyongyang conducted four ballistic missile tests, with three of the projectiles landing in the waters of Japan’s “exclusive economic zone.” Following the launch, Tokyo lodged a protest.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed that the “latest launches of ballistic missiles clearly demonstrate evidence of a new threat from North Korea.” Abe also stressed that the test violated UN Security Council resolutions on Pyongyang, which prohibited the tests. US officials at the time could not, however, confirm that ballistic missiles were indeed tested.

The Japanese Navy has Aegis systems installed on its missile destroyers, but placing the launchers on dry land is expected to lower the need for naval patrols and thus the operational cost of the national antimissile system, which also includes ground-based Patriot missiles.

The US is already deploying Aegis Ashore sites in Eastern Europe, a move that Russia considers a significant threat to its national security. The launch systems used by Aegis are the same that are used to fire Tomahawk cruise missiles.

Russian military strategists believe that the site already operational in Romania could be easily and secretly converted into a Tomahawk battery with Russian territory within its range.

The US rejects Russia’s concerns, saying they are unfounded. Moscow sees the deployment as a potential violation of the Cold War-era INF treaty, under which the US and Russia agreed not to have land-based intermediate-range missiles in their arsenals.

Aegis Ashore batteries in Japan, if used to launch Tomahawk cruise missiles, would have most of China’s developed coast area as well as Russia’s Sakhalin and Primorsky Kray regions within range.

South Korea’s decision to host the THAAD system earlier provoked rebuke from Beijing, which sees it as a security threat.

China apparently retaliated for the decision with undeclared economic sanctions against South Korea, reportedly including the restriction of popular tourist group trips to South Korea, advising Chinese companies to not buy from South Korea, and threating market access to Lotte, the South Korean retail group that provided the land for the THAAD system.

South Korean President-elect Moon Jae-in said he may reconsider the anti-missile deal after winning the office in a snap election this week. The liberal politician takes over from disgraced conservative leader Park Geun-hye, who was impeached in March over corruption charges.
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posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:40| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

FBI長官罷免問題

RT2017/5/12
US President Donald Trump has tweeted that recently fired FBI Director James Comey had better hope there are no tapes of their conversations “before he starts leaking to the press.”

※  The Washington Times‏認証済みアカウント @WashTimes 11時間11時間前
President Trump describes three times James Comey assured him he was not personally under FBI investigation. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/11/trump-id-fire-comey-regardless-doj-recommendation/

RT2017/5/13
WikiLeaks has poked fun at US President Donald Trump on Twitter, appealing for taped conversations between former FBI Director James Comey and the commander-in-chief.

“James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press,” Trump tweeted on Friday, to which WikiLeaks fired a swift call-to-arms response.

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!

WikiLeaks @wikileaks
@realDonaldTrump If there are--you know where to send them: https://wikileaks.org/#submit
12:54 AM - 13 May 2017

もしテープがあるなら、どこに送ったらいいか知っているよね。

もちろん WikiLeaks だよ。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:03| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

千葉市の魅力は奥が深い

千葉市は緑も多く、管理人にはとても魅力があります。不思議なこともたくさんあって、歩いていて飽きません。

千葉県北部の風配図は、所によって大きく異なります。千葉市の中央区辺りでは、浜通りからの風が通る場所のため2012年以降も沈着量が多くなったと見ていましたが、この風配図でそれは裏付けられます。


出典:https://www.pref.chiba.lg.jp/taiki/kanendo/documents/18-kisyou1.pdf

京葉コンビナートの袖ヶ浦より北です。JFEの千葉製鉄所は千葉市の都心に近いことが分かります。蘇我駅の西側で再開発が進んでいます。







千葉市の区別12ヶ月移動平均出生率死亡率
千葉1区は中央区、美浜区、稲毛区。美浜区が最も悪化です。


まだまだ尽きぬ謎、今年の夏も出かけることになるでしょう。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 18:11| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

タイは進んでいるね

タイの国王がジーパンにクロップトップで繁華街を若い女性と物を食べながら歩いている姿がネットに流れ、タイ当局が大慌てらしい。
RT2017/5/12
Thailand to press charges against Facebook if ‘illicit’ video of king not taken down



サウジのプリンスがタイに遊びに行っているとの情報が流れたこともあった。

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:50| Comment(0) | 国際・政治