TOKYO -- In a move aimed at preventing accidental military clashes, Japan and China have agreed to implement a bilateral communication mechanism starting on June 8. The mechanism features three pillars: a dedicated radio frequency and language for communication between the Japanese Self-Defense Forces and Chinese military; a hotline connecting the two countries' senior defense officials; and regular discussions between the officials to build trust. The first pillar is key to avoiding unintended clashes, but the countries will also "use conventional means of communication involving military ships and airplanes," according to a document released by the Japanese Defense Ministry. In other words, frontline communication remains mostly unchanged even after the mechanism goes into effect. The two countries began discussing the mechanism in In the interim, however, the geopolitical landscape changed greatly, according to people familiar with the issue. Specifically, Japan, the U.
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The arrest of Minnesota Vikings halfback Adrian Peterson , who is accused of abusing his 4-year-old son while disciplining him with a switch, has rekindled the long-running debate about corporal punishment. Nor has there been consistent polling of American attitudes on the use of switches. But polls consistently show most Americans believe spanking is an appropriate form of discipline, although it varies by party identification, race, region and religion. The pro-spanking bloc has slipped from about 84 percent in to about 70 percent in and The few spikes and valleys in the data are more indicative of sampling error than anything else.
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Abe, Li and Moon say peace on Korean Peninsula is 'our common interest and responsibility'. The leaders looked ahead to the upcoming U. They also expressed hope that abductions of Japanese citizens by North Korean agents will be "resolved through dialogue as soon as possible. On economic matters, Abe, Li and Moon declared that they will pursue stronger cooperation on infrastructure in Asia, and accelerate negotiations on a trilateral free trade agreement.
In just two decades, Asian-American support for the Democratic presidential candidate more than doubled, from the 31 percent Bill Clinton got in to the 73 percent cast for President Obama in , according to exit polls. This shift followed the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, developments that freed anti-Communist Asian immigrants — those with roots in China or Korea, for example — from single-issue ideological concerns that had previously drawn them to the Republican Party. Today, Asian-Americans, a population of In some ways, Asian-American voters, combining personal wealth, entrepreneurial success, high incomes, traditional family values and a strong work ethic, would seem to be ideal recruits for the more conservative political party. Nonetheless, the Republican Party has steadily lost their support.