South Korea responds to China and Russia entering their Air Defense Zone by scrambling Jets. Japan has to do the same

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • South Korea scrambles fighter jets after Chinese and Russian warplanes enter air defense zone
  • Two Chinese H-6 bombers are spotted repeatedly entering and leaving the zone and later returned from the Sea of Japan with six Russian warplanes, the South Korean military says.
  • “Our military dispatched air force fighter jets ahead of the Chinese and Russian aircraft’s entry of the KADIZ to implement tactical measures in preparation for a potential contingency,” the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.
  • Japan also scrambled fighter jets after the Chinese bombers flew from the East China Sea into the Sea of Japan, where they were joined by two Russian drones, its defense ministry said later.
  • An air defense zone is an area in which countries demand that foreign aircraft take special steps to identify themselves.
  • Moscow does not recognize South Korea’s air defense zone. Beijing said the zone is not territorial airspace and all countries should enjoy freedom of movement there.

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N.K. missile launch shows capability of striking anywhere in the U.S.

Revelations 18:23:’For the merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.’

Important Takeaways:

  • North Korea test launches ballistic missile capable of striking anywhere in US
  • North Korea missile lands 130 miles off Japan’s coastline and within Japanese exclusive economic zone
  • Japan’s Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada estimated that the missile had a potential range of over 9,300 miles depending on the weight of the warhead.
  • “In which case it could cover the entire mainland United States,” he warned.
  • U.S. National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson said the launch “needlessly raises tensions” and showed that North Korea prioritized military gains over diplomacy.
  • “Pyongyang must immediately cease its destabilizing actions and instead choose diplomatic engagement,” she added.

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China flies reconnaissance aircraft near Japanese island as Japan Air Defense intercepts

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • Japan scrambles fighters for Chinese aircraft near Okinawa
  • The Japan Air Self-Defense Force intercepted a BZK-005 high-altitude reconnaissance drone, a Y-9 intelligence-gathering aircraft and a Y-9 patrol aircraft that flew between Okinawa and Miyako Island
  • Japanese authorities cannot be certain, but the Chinese aircraft may have been “gathering information” on the Keen Sword 23 exercise underway across Japan, including the area surrounding Okinawa and the Ryuku, also called the Nansei, islands, the Joint Staff spokesman said.
  • Keen Sword is a series of field training exercises by the Japan Self-Defense Forces and U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force and Space Force. A regular event since 1986
  • “We are conducting this drill to get ready for any situation,” the spokesman told Stars and Stripes by phone Friday.

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Japan’s pacifism may be coming to an end as PM says to prepare for aggression

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • Japan is bracing itself for war with China
  • One of the world’s most powerful countries has long been sworn to pacifism. China’s increasingly worrying actions are forcing it to reconsider.
  • Prime Minister Fumio Kishida last weekend pledged he would prepare to face aggression.
  • “We must prepare ourselves for an era when actors emerge to disobey rules and use force or threats to destroy the peace and safety of other nations,” Kishida said as he addressed an international fleet review in Tokyo Bay. “We will accelerate realistic discussions on what’s needed to defend our people by keeping all options on the table.”

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N.K. missile test sends Japan into panic telling civilians to take shelter

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • North Korea Sends Missile Soaring over Japan in Escalation
  • The launch was the most provocative weapons demonstration by North Korea this year
  • The missile’s estimated 4,500 kilometer (2,800 mile) flight was the longest by any North Korean missile
  • The United States strongly condemned North Korea’s “dangerous and reckless decision” to launch what it described as a “long-range ballistic missile” over Japan.
  • Japanese authorities alerted residents in northeastern regions to evacuate to shelters, in the first “J-alert” since 2017 when North Korea fired an intermediate-range Hwasong-12 missile twice over Japan in a span of weeks

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Massive Typhoon heads toward Tokyo Japan warning 9 Million to Evacuate

Revelation 16:9 “They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.”

Important Takeaways:

  • 9 million told to evacuate after super typhoon Nanmadol slams southern Japan, heads toward Tokyo
  • Officials in Japan have ordered 9 million people to evacuate as the powerful super typhoon Nanmadol pummels the island nation with winds gusting up to 145 mph (234 km/h) and bears down on Tokyo, home to nearly 14 million inhabitants.
  • As the country braces for extensive flooding and landslides, an estimated 350,000 homes have already lost power and tens of thousands of people are being housed in emergency shelters, according to the BBC. Nanmadol is the 14th typhoon of the season and it’s one of the most powerful storms to strike Japan in decades
  • Nearly 12 inches (30 centimeters) of rain will drench central Japan’s Tokai region over the next 24 hours
  • Other areas are expected to be soaked with as much as 16 inches (40 cm) of rain during a 24-hour period, according to the BBC.

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Tokyo lodges complaint over Chinese missiles landing in Japanese waters: Could Spark War

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • Chinese missiles land in JAPAN’S waters after warnings that ‘miscalculation’ during Taiwan military drill could spark WAR: Outraged Tokyo lodges complaint over Beijing’s live-fire maneuver’s
  • China has launched largest-ever live-fire drills around Taiwan, which will come within just 12 miles of its coast
  • Six exclusion zones have been set up around the island which will effectively blockade it from sea and air
  • Beijing will also test-fire ballistic and hypersonic missiles, amid warnings a miscalculation could spark war
  • Japan says five missiles fired towards Taiwan over-shot and landed in its waters, as Tokyo lodges a protest

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China offended that Taiwan V.P. attended Shinzo Abe’s funeral following his assassination

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • China Complains to Japan About Taiwan Vice President at Abe Funeral
  • Taiwan’s official Central News Agency said Lai was the most senior official to visit Japan since Tokyo broke official ties with Taipei in 1972 and forged relations with Beijing.
  • Abe, gunned down at a campaign rally last week, was a popular figure in Taiwan for his support for the island, and on Monday President Tsai Ing-wen visited the de facto Japanese embassy in Taipei to pay her respects.
  • Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin, speaking at a regular news briefing in Beijing, said Taiwan was a part of China and “does not have a so-called vice-president”

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Japan reports Russian and Chinese warships sailing near island

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • Russia and China Send Warships Around Japan as Tension Simmers
  • Japan’s Defense Ministry said as many as eight Russian and Chinese warships sailed into seas near Japan this week. While the Russian vessels were sailing through the Tsushima Strait, which separates Japan and South Korea, the Chinese warships were spotted near the Izu Islands, which are some 500 kilometers (310.6 miles) south of Tokyo.
  • In another provocative gesture, the Chinese and Russian air forces carried out joint air patrols at a time when Prime Minister Fumio Kishida was hosting a summit of the leaders of the US, Australia and India. The air patrols were carried out over the Sea of Japan, the East China Sea and the western Pacific Ocean.

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Japan moves away from pacifist identity to prepare for nearby threats. First time in 75years

Revelations 6:3-4 “ when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • With Threats All Around, Japan Moves to Shed Its Pacifist Constraints
  • Late in February, just days after the Russian invasion, Ukraine asked Japan to ship an assortment of military equipment, from antitank weapons and ammunition to electronic radar and bulletproof vests
  • Japan, which has forsworn combat since the end of World War II, had not sent military materiel to another country in the midst of fighting a war in more than 75 years.
  • This month, Japan’s defense minister, Nobuo Kishi, reiterated calls for drastically expanding military spending. Even the political opposition supports increased outlays.
  • Looming even larger is China, which Japan’s defense ministry now ranks as the country’s most serious long-term threat. Along with the United States, Tokyo is increasingly concerned that Beijing might try to use force to take control of Taiwan, a democratically governed island that China claims as its own.
  • North Korea, too, remains a source of anxiety. Since the beginning of the year, Pyongyang has tested 12 ballistic missiles, some of which have landed near the country’s territorial waters.

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