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 and Broc West of 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
South Korea approves S$7.6 million in aid for North Korea
Inter-Korea Kaesong talks break down amid blames

Story 2:
Inside Japan’s invisible army
Japan launches largest warship since World War II
China says no rush to sign maritime accord

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

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, the website of noted FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds.