Peace, Nuclear deterrence … (Obama’s visit to #Hiroshima Vol.4; #Nagasaki)

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Obama invited back for second Hiroshima visit in peace project (06/20/2017) | AOI IKEGAMI @asahi

Hiroshima before the nuclear bombing shown in beautiful new video, compared with brutal aftermath: 140,000 people were killed in the blast ? almost half the population of the thriving city. (07/12/2017) | Josh Robbins @IBTimes

Japanese museum unveils footage of Hiroshima before nuclear bomb – The black and white video, lasting for a little over three minutes, shows scenes from central Hiroshima, a bustling and lively city in April 1935 (07/23/2017) | @TheNationalUAE

(in Spanish ↓)


Hiroshima, Nagasaki & the First Atomic Bombs (05/09/2014) | Marc Lallanilla @LiveScience

Einstein Saves Hiroshima

Story of cities #24: how Hiroshima rose from the ashes of nuclear destruction – In August 1945, a 16-kilotonne atomic bomb killed 140,000 people and reduced a thriving city to rubble. Hiroshima has been reborn as a place of peace and prosperity, but will memories of those dark days die with the last survivors? (18/04/2016) | Justin McCurry @guardian


Why is Canada boycotting United Nations talks to ban the bomb? – Short answer: the U.S. and NATO believe nuclear war is not only winnable, but can be fought like conventional war (06/14/2017) | Judith Deutsch @nowtoronto


Frank Miller Debunks Nuclear Deterrence Myths, Fake News (06/28/2017) | Peter Huessy @RCDefense

As Hiroshima Day dawns, why are we still tempting nuclear fate? – It is a wonder we have survived all these decades, given US policies on nuclear armament since Hiroshima (06/08/2014) | Norm Chomsky @guardian


What the last Nuremberg prosecutor alive wants the world to know (05/07/2017) | Lesley Stahl @CBSNews


“Unthinkable” – Candidate Trump said that, as President, opponents should never know whether or not he would use nuclear weapons adding uncertainty to Nuclear deterrence. (Podcast; 06/08/2017) | Keir A. Lieber, Daryl Press & Paul Bracken


VlAD’S A BIGGUN Russian nuclear powered submarine test fires a ballistic missile capable of a blast 100 TIMES more powerful than Hiroshima – The?Bulava missile, which weighs over 36 tonnes, carries six nuclear warheads and can travel nearly 6,000 miles across the globe (w Video; 29/06/2017) | Mark Hodge @TheSun


The Sad March of the Japanese Left (05/01/2017) | M. W. Larson @LAReviewofBooks

cf. Obama’s visit to Hiroshima Vol.3 Obama’s visit to Hiroshima Vol.2 Obama’s visit to Hiroshima Vol.1 Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor

ツイッター paper.li Vol.24

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Private Banking and Wealth Management are still stuck in the past (07/25/2017) | @DeloitteCH @FintechCH

ETH Zurich team creates all-concrete SkelETHon canoe built on slender “bones” (27/06/2017) | @emmatucker @dezeen @swissnexSF

Dunedin suits publishing business well (06/07/2017) | @sallyrae8 @odtnews @otago

Profiles of Norwegian science: Russia, Norway’s High North neighbor (06/30/2017) | @IlanKelman @NAWeekly

Profiles of Norwegian science: Russia, Norway’s High North neighbor (06/30/2017) | @IlanKelman @NAWeekly

7 Ways to Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday (12/22/2016) | @daliahsinger @outsidemagazine

Joint Ocean Ice Studies | @DFO_Science

Complaints to CER about energy suppliers down (w Voice; 08/06/2017) | @Irish_Biz @rte

Aberdeen scientists need your help to track the spread of New Zealand Flatworms (01/06/2017) | @aberdeenuni

日本のガラパゴス症候群 Vol.8 (rankings… 各種世界ランキング等)

(All the below are in English.)

標記につき @WSjp_insight にてRTしたもの等を貼っておきます。
ランキング等は客観的とも言い切れず、数や種類も個別に全てを追いかけるには多すぎ、自国のランキング等について一喜一憂しても意味がありません。しかしながら、自国を含め世界各国に関する様々な分析及び対応は常々必要です。
なお、「日本のガラパゴス症候群」という標題でこれまで来ていますが、総じて我が国を否定する趣旨では当然なく、あくまで今後の一層の繁栄のために改善すべき点を常々考えておかねばならないという趣旨です。当然ながら、我が国には素晴らしい面がたくさんあります。

The 10 Safest Countries in the World (06/09/2017) | Ryan Craggs & Lilit Marcus @CNTraveler

The Most Powerful Passport in the World (03/16/2017) | Katherine LaGrave @CNTraveler

Which country has the best reputation in 2017? | @Reputation_Inst

No. 2 ranking on index makes Canada one of world’s best countries (06/28/2016) | DON BUTLER @OttawaCitizen

CANADA’S BEST PLACES TO LIVE 2017 | @MoneySense

Leeds ranked fifth on Lonely Planet’s Best In Europe 2017 list (23/05/2017) | @fperraudin @guardian

How free is the press… | @RSF_en

The USA toppled as world’s most competitive economy (30/05/2016) | @IMD_Bschool

Global Peace Index 2017 | @VisionHumanity

Vienna tops Mercer’s 19th Quality of Living ranking (14/03/2017) | @mercer

The Legatum Prosperity Index™ 2016 | @ProsperityIndex

Sweden officially the ‘goodest’ country in the world, study says (02/06/2016) | @Mal_Siret @Independent

Finland is one of the best countries to live, so why are so many smart young people leaving? (04/07/2017) | @wef

Denmark, Finland and Sweden are the world’s best at clean technology innovation (14/06/2017) | Tom Turula @BINordic
Finland is ranked the world’s 2nd most innovative cleantech country (06/13/2017) | @CleantechFIN

WHAT IS THE GREENEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD? (04/30/2016) | @atlasandboots

2016 @EdelmanPR TRUST BAROMETER

What You Need to Know About Sweden’s Fintech Scene (05/18/2017) | @joeliebkind @TechCoHQ

These are the world’s most creative countries (13/10/2015) | Jenny Soffel @wef

The 31 happiest, richest, healthiest, and safest countries in the world (05/30/2016) | WILL MARTIN @BIAUS

39% Drop in Foreign Students Enrolling in US Universities | @edarabia

Ranking business taxes 2016 | @KPMG

Why Invest in Canada? | @invest_canada

Which countries spend the most on research and development? (09/07/2015) | Paul Muggeridge @wef

cf. 欧州のみ
Best European countries for business 2017 | @eucham

Which Europeans have the longest working lives? (09/05/2017) | Stéphanie Thomson @wef

Denmark is the second most innovative country in the EU (21/06/2017) | @CopenhagenIPA
Netherlands in top 5 of Europe’s most innovative countries (06/20/2017) | Janene Pieters @ NLTimes.nl

UCPH tops the Nordic bill in Nature and Science (25/04/2017) | @uni_copenhagen

ツイッター paper.li Vol.23

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Cisco chooses the Netherlands for digital investment (07/02/2017) | Dieter Oude Kotte @Iamsterdam

UT to Play Leading Role in NASA Aviation Revolution (04/10/2017) | @ChancellorDav @ResearchUTK

People killed by terrorism per year in Western Europe 1970-2015 (22/05/2017) | @galka_max @Datagraver

New Alliance to Drive and Measure Industry Progress to Curb Antimicrobial Resistance (18/05/2017) | @IFPMA

A G7 Summit of Solid Security Success: Prospects for Togetherness with Trump at Taormina (05/23/2017) | @jjkirton @g7_rg @g7_g20

Bemoaning the BuzzFeed treatment of science (11/05/2017) | @JeanBalchin @HumanitiesOtago @odtnews @simonecmarshall

Which countries provide their citizens with the best higher education? (04/05/2017) | @wef

ツイッター paper.li Vol.22

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The Ocean Conference (5-8 June 2017) | @SustDev

Which countries provide their citizens with the best higher education? (5/4/2017) | @wef

Predicting a quake’s impact: Kiwi scientists model seismic waves to identify at-risk buildings (w Video; 5/7/2017) | @mcquillanator @NZStuff @UCNZ

Building an Economy that Works for Everyone: Implications of Privatization and the Pacheco Law (5/11/2015) | @MassBudget

FRANCE IS THE IDEA – Who are the new movers and shakers of French creativity? (w Video) | @nytimes @BFranceNA

ツイッター paper.li Vol.21

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Explainer: The internet of things (7/21/2016) | Joe Myers @wef

Explainer: The internet of things (7/21/2016) | Joe Myers @wef

Denmark has the best work-life balance. Here’s why (3/17/2017) | Alex Gray @wef

Digital economy in Hull and East Yorkshire worth almost £7bn (6/30/2015) | @_KCHome

Digital economy in Hull and East Yorkshire worth almost £7bn (6/30/2015) | @_KCHome

Flamborough Cliffs | David Nichols @YorksWildlife

The New Smart Grid in Hawaii: JUMPSmartMaui Project | @HitachiEurope

ツイッター paper.li Vol.20

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South Africa | World Solutions

Switzerland’s next act: from business hub to world’s digital labor hub (2/24/2017) | @KPMG_CH

This Danish School Has Installed The World’s Largest Solar Façade (2/2017) | @peter_koekoek @ClimateKIC

Research pops cork on lunar–effect wine theory (2/13/2017) | @LincolnUniNZ

ツイッター paper.li Vol.19

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Cape Town bursting at the seams (12/19/2014) | @nashhannibal,@rox_henderson @TimesLIVE

Rightsizing the Region: France Redraws its Map (12/9/2014) | @BrookingsInst

Signs of an economic improvement (1/19/2015) | @Bundesbank

Analysis: UK wind generated more electricity than coal in 2016 (1/5/2017)| @DrSimEvans @CarbonBrief

Quebec tables balanced budget; says economic climate remains ‘favourable’ (3/17/2016) | @NickVanPraet @globeandmail

B.C. could lead Canadian economic growth in low-loonie era, economists say (1/15/2016) | @CBC

Economic Outlook 2016: B.C. to fly above resource mire (1/5/2016) | @jenstden @bizinvancouver

Prince Edward Island | @UWaterloo

Economic Development and Tourism | @CornwallHeath @InfoPEI

Saskatchewan to Rebound from Recession in 2016 (12/7/2015) | @Conferenceboard

Strong Saskatchewan economy despite challenges (1/16/2016) | @MJTimesHerald @PressReader

How will low oil prices affect Saskatchewan’s economy? (1/18/2016) | @LeishaCBC,@JSGSPP @CBC

ツイッター paper.li Vol.18

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Making the case in the neonic debate (4/29/2015) | @arpee_AG @CntryGuide

Why Agrium Inc. Is Poised to Become a Top Canadian Dividend Stock (5/20/2015) | @AdamMancini4 @TheMotleyFoolCA

Albertans raise ‘Kobe’ hogs on hazelnuts and beer mash (5/14/2015) | @arpee_AG @CBC

Denmark cracked ‘secret code’ in water-energy nexus, official claims (1/31/2017) | @FredSimonEU @Euractiv

Leavers complain, but they’ve shared the benefits of cheap EU labour (2/3/2017) | @johnharris1969 @guardian

7 GREAT REASONS TO VISIT DURBUY, BELGIUM (12/1/2014) | @CheeseWeb_eu

cf. Global Power City Index 2016 | Institute for Urban Strategies, Mori Memorial Foundation

Australia-New Zealand Summit Meeting 豪NZ首脳会談

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昨年12月に就任したビル・イングリッシュNZ首相と、マルコム・ターンブル豪首相の、NZのクイーンズタウンにおける初会談に係る記事・一部抜粋です。

English, Turnbull singing from the same page (w Video; 2/18/2017) | @tracy_watkins @NZStuff
The pair are still forging a personal relationship, but could be forced together when working out how to deal with the US president.

It was a show of trans-Tasman mateship – and its indirect target was US President Donald Trump. …
Turnbull’s passionate rejection of a retreat into protectionism and “putting up walls” was another indirect dig at the Trump administration turning its back on trade liberalisation. …
The chemistry between Turnbull and English’s predecessor John Key had been a strength in the relationship, and helped push a better deal for Kiwi expats in Oz across the line last year.
Turnbull and Key were similar in their outlook and backgrounds, while Turnbull and English are chalk and cheese – Turnbull the more urbane money man, while English still wears his southern farming roots on his sleeve. …
Speaking with one voice on the TPP is not hard for either country, however; the bigger test of the Anzac spirit will come if the US calls on its traditional allies to commit troops to its fights, like Iraq or Syria. …

Turnbull works on English bromance (2/17/2017) | @SBS
… Given the public “bromance” between Mr English’s predecessor, John Key, and Mr Turnbull the fleeting trip is about reaffirming the strong connection between their two sporting rival countries. …
Both expressed a desire to work together in their push for free trade on the back of the US’ withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
There were no further announcements on pathways to citizenship for Kiwis in Australia but Mr English appreciated the agreement struck last year.
It’s estimated up to 70,000 New Zealanders who arrived between February 2001 and 2016 will be eligible from July 1. …
Mr English also revealed a New Zealand offer to take 150 asylum seekers from Australia still stands despite Mr Turnbull’s deal with the Obama administration.
Industry Minister Arthur Sinodinos and Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges used the trip to sign a science and innovation treaty aimed at collaborating on research to tackle among other challenges, chronic disease. …

Turnbull, English’s plan to tackle ‘The Donald’ (w Video; 2/17/2017) | @PatrickGower @NewshubNZ
… “The only approach is to be frank and forthright, I’m too old to be any different. I suspect Bill’s too old to change too “, Mr Turnbull says. …
The Trump administration is believed to have made a big ask of Australia behind the scenes – more troops for Iraq, meaning New Zealand will likely be hit up too for ‘Troops for Trump’.
“We’ll assess all requests on their merits as we always do,” Mr Turnbull said; Mr English echoing: “I simply couldn’t pre-judge that”.
And the Christchurch fire invoked the Anzac spirit, with Mr Turnbull offering support to help against the Port Hills blaze.
He also paid tribute to Steve Askin, the former SAS member who died when his helicopter crashed fighting the Port Hills fires. …
“The trans-Tasman trade and economic relationship provides an excellent model for deeper economic integration and we continue to build on that foundation as we engage with other partners.”

Turnbull and English meet amid global turmoil (2/17/2017) | @chrisbramwell @radionz
… Labour Party trade spokesperson David Clark said Australia and New Zealand had worked well together traditionally on trade and the two countries should look to leverage that on the world stage.
“Whether that is through the TPP minus USA, which in my view is a face-saving exercise by those who have staked their credibility on getting the TPP through last year, or whether it’s through some alternative trade agreement, we should be looking for opportunities for New Zealand to benefit, so long as those benefits are shared fairly across the population.”
New Zealand International Business Forum executive director Stephen Jacobi said the TPP minus the US was far from dead. …
Green Party co-leader James Shaw, said there were two clear messages Bill English should be giving Malcolm Turnbull.
“First of all, is that New Zealand does not accept the way that Australia has been treating these refugees over the course of the last few years – we agree with the United Nations assessment that they are in inhumane conditions.
“And the second message is that if Australia’s arrangement with the United States falls through, that New Zealand would be willing to take those refugees.” …
cf. NZ’ers in Australia could get easier citizenship path (2/19/2016) | @demelzaleslie @radionz

Trade dominates English, Turnbull talks (2/17/2017) | @NewstalkZB
… Mr English reiterated that New Zealand’s four-year-old offer to take 150 refugees from Australian detention centre on Nauru and Manus Island still stands.
He also praised the Australian government for its significant shift in policy to allow a pathway for up as many as 60,000 New Zealanders living in Australia to become citizens. …
Mr English thanked Australia for its assistance battling the Port Hills fire and in the aftermath of the Kaikoura earthquake…
While Mrs Turnbull asked Defence Force members how the Port Hills fire battle was progressing, Mr Turnbull paid tribute to Steven Askin, the helicopter pilot killed fighting the blaze. …
Mr Turnbull also acknowledged the loss many small communities like Arrowtown had suffered during World War I and the importance of the Australia-New Zealand relationship. …

Malcolm Turnbull’s Aussie-Kiwi bromance with New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English (2/17/2017) | @matt_killoran @newscomauHQ