The Asia-Pacific Perspective #6: Shadow Drills, Invisible Armies, Deadly Leaks




Welcome back to The Asia-Pacific Perspective, that monthly show where James Corbett of corbettreport.com and Broc West of apperspective.net break down all the latest news and headlines from the Asia-Pacific region. This month: the South Korean and US armies prepare to stage the largest drills in the world to stoke tensions with North Korea; Japan’s invisible army starts to uncloak; and the Fukushima leak is now (finally) an admitted emergency.


Story 1:
South Korea, US military drill to fuel tensions
http://ur1.ca/exnb6
South Korea approves S$7.6 million in aid for North Korea
http://ur1.ca/ey7o2
Inter-Korea Kaesong talks break down amid blames
http://ur1.ca/erqok

Story 2:
Inside Japan’s invisible army
http://ur1.ca/ex1d3
Japan launches largest warship since World War II
http://ur1.ca/ey7pl
China says no rush to sign maritime accord
http://ur1.ca/ex0xw

Story 3:
Fukushima radioactive groundwater leak an ‘emergency’ – Japan’s nuclear watchdog
http://ur1.ca/ey7qn
Pump and pray: Tepco might have to pour water on Fukushima wreckage forever
http://ur1.ca/ey7rk
Estimated Fukushima decontamination costs blow out to $50b
http://ur1.ca/ey7s6

Broc West is the editor of the Asia-Pacific Perspective.


James Corbett is the editor of the Corbett Report. He produces video reports for GRTV, the video production arm of the Centre for Research on Globalization, and BoilingFrogsPost.com, the website of noted FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds.