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One News From Japan

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One News From Japan
China places greater emphasis on Japan to avoid pressure


 China is becoming increasingly wary of the four countries - Japan, the United States, Australia and India - strengthening their ties through the latest foreign ministers' meeting, according to a report by Beijing-based Shohei Mitsuka. This is because it could lead to a strengthening of the "China encirclement" called for by the Trump administration as relations with each of the three countries, except Japan, deteriorate after the spread of the new coronavirus. China is increasingly opposed to the U.S. and other countries, but it is taking a different approach to avoid pressure, such as by taking a closer stance toward Japan.

 On April 6, the Hong Kong Economic Daily (electronic version) reported that the meeting "is expected to show unity in the four-nation security dialogue amid China's clashes with all of the United States, India, and Australia. There has been no official reaction to the meeting, partly because it is in the middle of the National Day holiday weekend, but it is clear that China is closely monitoring the meeting, as it has hinted in advance that it should be framed in a way that would not be detrimental to a third country.

 China is currently at odds not only with the United States, but also with India and Australia. With India, the militaries of the two countries clashed in Ladakh in the northern Indian state of Kashmir, where the line of effective control between China and India runs through. China's demand for an independent investigation into the outbreak of the new corona has been met with a fierce response from Australia, and the situation with Australia remains uncertain as to how to ease tensions.

 China is concerned about the expansion of the U.S.-Japan-Australia-India framework. If Vietnam, New Zealand, and other countries join, the U.S. will be forced to contain China. In order to avoid this, it is believed that China wants to stabilize its relations with Japan.

 When Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga took office in September, China sent a congratulatory telegram in the name of President Xi Jinping rather than the name of the prime minister, which had been the customary practice, and has taken a stance of attaching importance to Japan. Diplomatic sources in Japan and China have pointed out that it is not in China's best interest to extend the confrontation to Japan and that it is trying to close the distance between Japan and China.


source: https://www.sankei.com/


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iPhone 12 is here!

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iPhone 12 is here! iPhone 12 is here!
I just switches to iPhone 12.
It does not even come with an earphone.
I need to get a case.

What is this Mega Safe?


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New Partitions

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New Partitions New Partitions Before Before After After Before Before After After
Complete Office, another member of seattle Executives Association, delivered and installed the new partitions at our office. They are ore modern than one we had from 20 years ago.

https://www.complete-office.com/

If I may say, they need to upgrade their website ... It is not mobile ready. ;)
I am sorry it is our job.



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One News From Japan

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs requests documents from ABC and other U.S. media



The Chinese government has issued a statement saying that it will ask six American media outlets to submit documents about their employees and others stationed in China. It says this is a countermeasure to the U.S. identification of six Chinese media outlets as "propaganda agencies of the Chinese Communist Party.

 Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian issued a statement on April 26, saying, "We ask the ABC and six other American media outlets to submit documents on their employees, finances and other matters related to their presence in China within seven days. This is a countermeasure to the U.S. State Department's recognition of six Chinese media outlets, including the Beijing Weekly, as "propaganda organs of the Chinese Communist Party," which is believed to be an attempt to put pressure on the U.S. side.

 China's Foreign Ministry had taken similar measures against four American media outlets, including the Associated Press, in July of this year. (27, 02:37)


Source: https://news.tbs.co.jp/newseye/tbs_newseye4111733.html





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I found this Tweet and video.

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I found this Tweet and video.
The father of 19-year-old Horace Lorenzo Anderson, who was shot and killed at the edge of the #CHOPseattle zone, says he still hasn't received a call from the Mayor of Seattle
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, but received a condolence call this morning from
@realDonaldTrump
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What is Post Corona Retail Business Like?

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New Normal ... New Business ... New Normal ... New Business Model!!!
Due to the pandemic, brick and motor retail stores are being hit hard. As of today, there is no cure or vaccine for Covid-19. However, to help the economy, Governemnt are faced to open the stores with some prevention measures such as wearing masks and social distance. But the number of infection are rising.

There are more and more people are spending more time at their home. Tat means, people are buying things using Internet. I believe this trend will not stop even when the vaccine became available. That means many businesses should consider going online to sell their goods and services.

But just selling online is not going to be enough. Besides, many business are not easy to manage online stores and sales. So, how do you adopt to this new normal?

I believe we need to create an agency or service to sell goods. The store owners just tell the agent what they have in stock and let the agent manage everything. I have been w=thinking about this since the Covid started. I am planning to put something together.



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Korea may choose China over US.

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South Korea doesn't have to remain allied with US, ambassador warns



South Korea doesn’t have to remain allied with the United States as the American rivalry with China intensifies, according to a key envoy.

"Just because South Korea chose the U.S. 70 years ago doesn't mean it has to choose the U.S. for the next 70 years, too,” Lee Soo-hyuck, the South Korean ambassador to the U.S. told lawmakers in Seoul.

That statement came during a virtual appearance before the South Korean parliament. It’s the latest in a series of comments from the ambassador that have seemed to cast doubt on how South Korea will position itself as China emerges as a global force even as U.S. officials warn that Beijing is waging a "cold war" against the U.S. and democratic allies.

"I feel pride that we are now a country that can choose [between the U.S. and China], not be forced to choose,” he said in June. "As we did in our response to the coronavirus, if we wisely resolve various issues in line with our national interests based on democracy, civic participation, human rights, and openness, I believe we will be able to increase our diplomatic space in major international issues.”

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News from Japan

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News from Japan
I pickled one news from Japanese news source and translate it using DeepL translator. I hope you enjoy it.


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U.S. Beijing bureau chief, last report, "Xi Jinping's politics of fear are now as good as North Korea's

The Beijing bureau chief of the U.S. newspaper "The Washington Post" went to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region for one last visit to the region before he leaves his post. But what awaited him there was an "ultra-surveillance society" and a "propaganda village," just like in Pyongyang.

This is North Korea, not China.

When we landed at the airport in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, two public security officials were waiting for us three foreign journalists. We had just flown in on a domestic flight from Beijing, and the duo asked us to show our passports.

When we asked them why they stopped us, they said they were asking us to wear masks because of the outbreak of a new corona outbreak in July in Xinjiang. All of us here were wearing masks before we were told.

They took a page of my passport with my personal information and a photo of my press visa.

This is how the four days of persistent surveillance and annoying checkpoints began. The purpose was to disrupt our reporting activities and to scare the residents out of contact with us.

Everywhere we went, we were followed by a tail car. Every time we found the license plate of a tailing vehicle, we recorded "25 in Honda" or "35 in Volkswagen".
Everywhere I went, I also saw men who looked like undercover agents. Like a slapstick police comedy from the silent movie era, some rushed to hide by jumping into plantings and others pretended to be making phone calls. ...... All were from the authorities who were tracking our actions.

In addition, there were "Michael" and "Smith" who were employees of the Department of Public Safety. We were repeatedly summoned to the hotel lobby by these two men to remind us to follow press regulations, especially to make sure to ask permission for anyone to be interviewed. A truly ridiculous debate ensued over whether or not "building consent" was even required for photography in a public building.

My reporting trip to Kashgar in Xinjiang was the last report that brought an end to my 10 years of reporting activities in Asia. However, what I was reminded of during such a profoundly moving trip was the reality that this was no longer China, but North Korea.

The city of Kashgar, the center of Uyghur culture and once a strategic point on the Silk Road, is now a propaganda village that could easily be mistaken for Pyongyang. Just like Pyongyang, where I was posted before Beijing, it is impossible to tell how much of it is real and how much is staged.

One million Uighurs to go to "re-education camps

I visited Kashgar for the first time in 2006. I still remember my impression of Kashgar when I entered from the Kyrgyz side as a tourist. People with Central Asian faces speaking Uyghur with Arabic script. Fresh figs and smoke from baking kebabs. A noisy Sunday market. It was a magical city, and I was amazed that such a fascinating place existed within the borders of China.

Fourteen years later. Before revisiting Kashgar, I reviewed the photos I took during my first visit. The famous Aitgarh Mosque was alive with activity. Men with long beards and women wearing hijabs, or scarves, to cover their hair. Children posed for the camera with smiles on their faces. What are those kids doing now? Most must be in their early 20s.

The Chinese government has sent more than one million Uyghurs to the 're-education camp' in the past four years. The aim is to deprive them of the Uyghur culture, language and religion. Men are forced to shave off their beards, women are forced to throw away their scarves and loyalty to the Chinese Communist Party. Children were separated from their parents and sent to an orphanage.
On a revisit to Kashgar, at first glance, daily life seems not much different than before. At the night market in the Old City, families were feasting on piles of meat and bread. Children can be heard laughing through the open windows on the upper floors of the building. Young men, a key target of the Chinese government's re-education policy, are also out on the streets.
As I walked around the city, however, I felt the same mixture of sadness and anger that I had felt in Pyongyang. What I found there was a fictional world reminiscent of the movie "The Truman Show. People's eyes were downcast and the air was clearly filled with a heavy atmosphere.

Were the people I had seen in Kashgar influenced by "re-education"? 

It almost certainly would be. But it wasn't a situation in which I could ask the citizens very many questions. Just as I did in Pyongyang, I refrained from interviewing the people I would meet on the streets and in the shops. I couldn't do interviews that I would normally do in other parts of the world.

If it was discovered that they had talked to foreign journalists, they might be in danger. We wanted to talk to someone who had been through the re-education camps, but we didn't want to risk putting him in danger. Even if I talked to an ordinary foreigner who wasn't a journalist, or even an ordinary conversation that had nothing to do with re-education, it would be dangerous.
So I imposed on myself something that I would never tolerate as a journalist. Do not talk to us on the street. I never asked questions when I walked into a store or took a taxi.

The only time I would open my mouth was to argue with the public safety authorities. He never asked any more questions than that. All we were allowed to do was watch. And to be seen too.

Xi Jinping intensifies his personal worship

When I was posted to China a little more than two years ago as Beijing Bureau Chief, I was just finishing a book on Kim Jong-un, and my mind was completely on North Korea. Still, I tried to avoid looking at China from the perspective of a neighboring country ruled by delusions of grandeur.
China is not North Korea, I told myself.

But as the stranglehold of the Xi Jinping regime tightened, it was not easy to shake the North Koreans out of my mind.

It is true that China still has a certain level of freedom that North Korea does not have. Nevertheless, there are days when such a China really does feel like North Korea.

Take, for example, the day when Xi Jinping's name dances on the front page headline of the People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of China, more than 10 times, and when I stop by a bookstore and don't see any books by anyone other than Xi Jinping on the shelves. Or on October 1 last year, when I saw a giant portrait of Xi Jinping atop a black vehicle parading through Beijing during National Day celebrations.

Xi Jinping is now pushing a line of individual worship unlike anything seen in China in the past few decades.

That propaganda has been successful in some cases. When I spoke with young people in Mao's hometown of Changsha, Hunan province, this year, they appeared to be wholeheartedly admiring the Communist Party. And the elderly people I spoke with in an alleyway in Beijing called Hutong were relieved that it was President Xi, not U.S. President Donald Trump, who led the anti-corona effort.

These people probably meant what they said. Nevertheless, it is becoming harder and harder to judge them by the day.

It is not only in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. All over China, it is becoming extremely difficult to have a conversation with people in the streets. People are afraid to open their mouths anyway, whether it's criticism or not. Students, professors, grocery store clerks, taxi drivers, parents with their children ...... all signal to me with their hands to stay away.

Sometimes I meet someone brave enough to want to have a conversation with us. I am always grateful for their honesty, but at the same time I am afraid. But at the same time, I'm afraid. Will he or she be held back because of an article I wrote? Openly expressing an opinion could result in years of imprisonment.

What is acceptable and what is dangerous - the line between what is acceptable and what is not - is not only invisible, it is constantly changing. The line between the two is not only invisible, it is changing at a dizzying pace.

Suppression of foreign journalists.

In China, as in North Korea, more and more foreign journalists are being detained or ordered to leave the country.

As I scrolled through the contact list on the app WeChat, I was reminded once again of how many journalists have been expelled from China.

I was particularly heartbroken by the "M" column. Michael Kovrig and Michael Spaver, both Canadians. The two men, who met through work, were detained by the Chinese in retaliation for Canada's arrest of a Huawei executive and have been held for more than 650 days. This is longer than North Korea's detention of American student Otto Warmbier.

Most recently, in August, it was revealed that Australian national journalist Chen Lei (Chenglei) had been detained. She was on the China Global Television Network (CGTN), where she had been disseminating the Chinese side's views in English to the rest of the world. She is a single mother with two young children.

Less than a week after it was revealed that Chenglei had been detained, I learned that two Australian journalists had made an emergency getaway from China, this time with two Australian journalists who, when questioned by the authorities, had been threatened with a ban and possible detention.

I left China in September with a sinking feeling. It is unlikely that things will turn around and allow more freedom to the Chinese people in the near future. Neither will the situation surrounding foreign journalists trying to convey China's reality, for better or worse.

Before I left China, an old acquaintance told me a joke that is now very popular in China.

"The Chinese used to think of North Korea as their 'past,' but now they are realizing that it is their 'future.


Source: https://courrier.jp/news/archives/216229/


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Dreamersi Customers "Please update your password!!!"

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Dreamersi Customers "Please ... You will see a screen like this... You will see a screen like this to change your password.
We are in the process of securing our services. The one of the things we are doing is to upgrade your password. Only you can upgrade your password. we have sent out the notice twice in last 3 weeks about this change. Coming this Monday, October 26, if you do not upgrade your password to current requirement, you will no longer be able to send email.

The current requirement for your password should be

Minimum 8 Characters
Must Contain
At Least One Upper Case Letter
At Least One Lower Case Letter
At Least One Number
At Least One Symbol

When you change your password make sure you change your email software password too.

To change your password, login to https://dreamersi.com using current password. Select account setting from the menu on the left. Enter new password twice. Your login to your Dreamersi account is updated. You need to change your mail software (ie Outlook, Thunderbird, MacMail ...) as well.



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