Japan TV Shows Footage Of US Aircraft Carrier Just Hours Away From Korea (Video)

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

After a mangled deployment of Trump’s aircraft carrier “armada” during which miscommunication between the White House and the Pentagon meant the USS Carl Vinson would arrive off the North Korea coast weeks after what Trump had initially suggested, on Saturday Japan’s public broadcaster NHK aired footage of the U.S. aircraft carrier sailing off the coast of Nagasaki prefecture in southern Japan, hours after the latest failed ballistic missile test by North Korea.

NHK said it shot the footage Saturday morning from a helicopter. Nagasaki is in Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands. On Friday, the Vinson conducted joint training with two Japanese destroyers and two Japanese F-15 fighter jets in waters further south off the Japanese island of Okinawa.

The USS Carl Vinson is heading north toward the Korean peninsula over rising concerns the Kim regime may conduct another nuclear test, one day after Pyongyang provoked not only the US but also China and Russia with its latest failed missile test.

Since Nagasaki is just a few hundred kilometers away from the Korean coast, and less 800 km from Pyongyang (by air), it will likely reach its destination off the Korean coast during the next few hours.

Meanwhile, according to AP, shortly after receiving notice that North Korea had conducted another missile launch, one of Tokyo’s major subways systems said it had shut down all lines for 10 minutes early Saturday. Tokyo Metro official Hiroshi Takizawa said service was halted on all nine lines at 6:07 a.m. It resumed at 6:17 a.m. after it was clear there was no threat to Japan; the temporary suspension affected 13,000 passengers.  Takizawa says it was the first time service had been stopped in response to a missile launch. Train service is generally suspended in Japan immediately after large earthquakes. Tokyo Metro decided earlier this month to stop for missile launch warnings as well.

Earlier on Satirday, Japan protested the latest missile launch by North Korea: Abe spokesman Yoshihide Suga said that a ballistic missile firing would be a flagrant “violation of U.N. security council resolutions.” He added that Japan “cannot accept repeated provocation by North Korea” and had “lodged a strong protest against North Korea.” Japan has become increasingly concerned in recent weeks about the possibility of a North Korean missile attack targeting Japan or U.S. forces stationed in Japan.

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  • Shhh

    Its a good time to take out extra life insurance policy if you are on the carrier USS Carl Vinson.

    • Solomon Krupacek

      what are your plans?

      • Shhh

        I have a million dollar life insurance policy. Anyone who kills me is doing a favor to the beneficiaries of my life insurance policy.

  • Shhh

    April 29 KCNA cautions ISRAEL a rare move
    Pyongyang, April 29 (KCNA) — A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK Friday gave the following answer to the question put by KCNA with regard to the reckless remarks of the defense minister of Israel hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK:
    On April 25, the defense minister of Israel said, when interviewed by a media, that Israel is directly affected by the standoff between the DPRK and the U.S., and dared hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK.
    The reckless remarks of the Israeli defense minister are sordid and wicked behavior and grave challenge to the DPRK.
    Israel is the only illegal possessor of nukes in the Middle East under the patronage of the U.S. However, Israel vociferated about the nuclear deterrence of the DPRK, slandering it, whenever an opportunity presented itself. This is the cynical ploy to escape the world denunciation and curse as disturber of peace in the Middle East, occupier of the Arab territories and culprit of crimes against humanity.
    The DPRK, from its principled stand on valuing independence, justice and peace, is fully supporting the struggle of the Palestinian people to achieve the legitimate rights including regaining of the occupied territories and establishing of an independent state with Kurds as its capital and the struggle of the Syrian and other Arab people in the Middle East to protect their sovereignities, stability and peace.
    The root cause of the grave situation on the Korean peninsula is the ever-worsening U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK and ceaseless nuclear threats, sanctions and pressure on it century after century.
    The DPRK’s access to nuclear weapons is the legitimate exercise of its righteous right for self-defense to cope with the U.S. provocative moves for aggression and the DPRK’s nuclear force is the treasured sword of justice firmly defending peace on the Korean peninsula and in the region.
    It is the steadfast will and spirit of the service personnel and people of the DPRK to give merciless, thousand-fold punishment to whoever dares hurt the dignity of its supreme leadership.
    Israel would be well advised to think twice about the consequences to be entailed by its smear campaign against the DPRK to cover up the crimes of occupying Arab territories and disturbing peace process in the Middle East. -0-

    • Ted

      Good time for you to learn to stand on your own two feet, quit waiting for the world to save you and your kind. Its not Russia’s job. People like you bitch and moan all the time about how the world fails to lift you up, provide for you. That’s why you will always need help. Because your kind refuses to take care of its self.
      Why is it that Russias allies need Russia more then Russia needs them?

      • Shhh

        The above comment was from KCNA with KCNA speaking about Israel . I am not aware of the moaning the lifting up or my kind?

  • hvaiallverden

    Dont misunderstand me, South front, and others, you have my deepest respect, along with people whom tried to make peace, regardless of whom they are and where they where incl Jews.
    Yup, in the end, its been revealed, that both China and Russia have thrown NK under the buss, like they do with Syria, and eventually Iran, and Lebanon/Palestine.
    I am not pissed, just sad.
    Russia is an shame, and Chines, well, throw some glass pearls and jingle with some silver coins and the Chines will drool happy for this gifts and crawl in any direction you want them to go.
    I have no respect left, they have shown their true nature, lying rotten souls, corrupt to their bone marrow, the only difference between them is whom will fall first.

    Putin/Russia is an hideous case of double speech and back stabbing, and like Ukraine, where people where naive to expect anything from an Russian, Russians will never ever do anything, because they are worth nothing, thats been shown to the entire world, never believe you will receive anything from Russia other an babbling from an delusional corrupt Gov. like the present one.

    They refused to help Iran with Missiles for self defense, and halted everything when Uncle Scam said so, but have no problems with selling even more advanced missiles to Turkien etc, etc, huh.
    Do enlighten us infidels about that Putin hooligans, and I know when the invasion comes from Jordan the Russians will flee, thats why they are backing out right now as we speak, because the Jews ordered Russia to do so.

    Thru all this years, Putin have crashed everything, now its obvious that He is as rotten as Trump is, people you simply cant trust, backing Ukrainian Gov. with doing nothing, despite this worm-infested sniveling drivel we are feed thru RT and Sputniks, we know that Russia is an rotten country, babbles about Christianity on top of it, yeah, tell it to the women and children burned alive in Ukraine, Putin/Russia, and now, Syria, with they will back stab this coming months.
    Dont for an second think the situation right now will change that, since uISISa is already inside, and along with the Jews/Saudis/Truks and the west, when Russia runs home, Syria will be gone.
    But in the end, its an good thing, now we all know about how rotten the Russians and Chines are, I know this will back fire, but not for now, but its coming, and the reason is greed and hate against their own people.
    I will never ever go to Russia again, right now they make me wanna puke, hideous creeps whom is hiding their cowardliness behind nonsense about protection while they allow their land to corrupt from within, like Good old fashion Jewish puppets, the likes we have seen in countless country’s and over an full millennium.

    I could tell you about reality, the judgment day, the thing that non of you thinks about, that this world is an garden, thats why I can pulverize “science” but dont bother, I could even make it so obvious that I can explain it to an child and He will see it instantly, while you will never do that, no matter how obvious it is, they lie about everything, every bloody thing, even about our universe, its glaringly obvious but you dont believe it do you, since you quote bonkers drooling shitheads like this Hawkins, whom is an scam artists, period.
    This is an reality of low grade consciousness, and you think this is everything, but the truth is you know nothing, absolutely nothing, the moment you die, time and space isnt the same, and the day comes when our lord will show you this, but I know you are either willfully ignorant, “materialism” or plain stupid “greedy”, you have no idea of what you have done, poor souls, this goes to even the more ignorant Chines, whom have forgotten everything.

    Within 5 years, both China and Russia will be gone, chopped up to smithereens, with the help and approval of the rotten souls whom is treasonous and corrupt, thats what I see unveils this days, by Putin and Xi.
    5000 years of history, Russian is even older, and now, they will be gone, and the Jews will wipe you out of history as you have wiped others out of history, an sort of poetic justice.
    Even when I know how evil Soviets where, even then I have not used that against Russia, but this time I dont have to, you will do it your self.
    Ignorance and arrogance, the devils twins, works every time.
    Fooled by the fake Christians (the poop catholic scam), fake Muslims (the Saudi Wahhabism) and fake Jooos, (the Babylonian talumd).
    The devils spawns.

    You dont know what I talk about at all, do you, about Turk-Mongols-khazars.

    May the lord have mercy upon tho that sees, blessed are the peace makers, have no fear, those that should fear, they dont care, because they think they know something of worth, they dont.
    So millions will die because of glass pearls and handful of silver coins.

    Remember the time Yeshua got angry, huh, how pissed do you think He will be this time.

    What an fall.

    peace

    • Alex

      All is lost !! what are we going to do !! oh no !! oh my god !!! noooooo !!!

  • Solomon Krupacek
    • Shhh

      Yes DPRK official media shows no sign of compromise. I expected they would have done the sixth nuclear test already. Moon asked DPRK not to do 6th test .Surely the DPRK is pleased that SK anti war candidates Moon leads the polls for May 9th election. Even Ahn does not want war. After Moon is elected May 9th SK might unwind US trade agreements , refuse to pay a billion for THAAD ,reverse THAAD, and move toward peace with DPRK. So the opportunity for US attack is before May 9th. Otherwise many changes ahead in peace or war in SK.

      • Solomon Krupacek

        we will see. it would be good, if all sites were more wise.

  • Jesus

    Carl Vinson armada supposedly has been on its way to the Korean Peninsula since a month ago.
    Same old pictures, same narrative from both sides.