[Japan Today] Bullet from ‘Yoshihiko Noda’ sent to Chinese embassy

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The Chinese embassy in Tokyo has received a bullet in the post, with the sender giving their name as the Japanese prime minister, police and reports said Friday, amid a festering territorial row.

An envelope containing the rifle bullet arrived at the embassy on Thursday morning, Jiji Press said.

A spokeswoman at the prime minister’s office said only that the premier had not sent the bullet, without elaborating on any action it might take.

Noting that the sender’s name written on the envelope was “Yoshihiko Noda”, embassy officials took it to police, Jiji said, citing investigative sources.

There was no letter included.

“It is true that an envelope containing a bullet-like object was sent to the embassy,” said a police spokesman. “Police are investigating whether it was a real bullet.”

Tensions between Japan and China have flared since the nationalist governor of Tokyo said he wanted to buy and develop the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. Beijing claims them as the Diaoyus.

They spiked when the Japanese government nationalised them, a move Tokyo says was purely administrative but which Beijing lashed out at as a provocation.





Français :

[Japan Today] Une balle de ‘Yoshihiko Noda’ envoyée à l’ambassade de Chine

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TOKYO — L’ambassade de Chine à Tokyo a reçu une balle par la poste, l’expéditeur ayant donné le nom du premier ministre japonais selon la police et les comptes-rendus de vendredi, en pleine querelle territoriale envenimée.

Une enveloppe contenant la balle de fusil est arrivée à l’ambassade jeudi matin, selon Jiji Press.

Un porte-parole au bureau du premier ministre a dit seulement que le premier ministre n’avait pas envoyé de balle, sans préciser quelque action qui aurait pu être engagée.

Notant que le nom de l’expéditeur marqué sur l’enveloppe est “Yoshihiko Noda”, les représentants de l’ambassade l’ont remise à la police, selon Jiji, citant des sources de l’enquête.

Il n’y avait pas de lettre jointe.

“Il est vrai qu’une enveloppe contenant un objet ressemblant à une balle a été envoyée à l’ambassade” a dit un porte-parole de la police. “La police enquête pour savoir s’il s’agit d’une vraie balle.”

Les tensions entre le Japon et la Chine se sont échauffées depuis que le gouverneur nationaliste de Tokyo a dit qu’il voulait acheter et développer les îles Senkaku de l’Est de la mer de Chine. Beijing les revendique sous le nom de Diaoyus.

Elles se sont envenimées lorsque le gouvernement japonais les a nationalisées, un changement que Tokyo considère comme purement administratif mais que Beijing a qualifié de provocation de façon cinglante.


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Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


September 2012