Thursday/ news items from NHK channel

The pictures are all from last night’s Japanese TV channel NHK news at 9.  1.  The Skytree Tower in Tokyo is now open for tourists.  It is the tallest tower in the world at 634 m/ 2,080 ft (formerly it was the Canton Tower in Guangzhou), and it is the second tallest structure in the world after Burj Khalifa at 829.84 m/2,723 ft.  

2.  The news reader is from North Korea’s state TV. She speaks with gusto and probably mentioned the intended missile test from North Korea. 

3.  File footage of South Korean soldiers inspecting the Demilitarized Zone’s fence.



4.  I passed on the opportunity to go for a tour of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)/ Joint Security Area (JSA) while in Seoul – even though there was a brochure right there in the lobby of the hotel, touting it as the ‘Traveler’s No 1 Choice.  It probably is perfectly safe.  I see even President Obama will go and take a look when he arrives for the bi-annual 2012 SeoulNuclear Security Summit next week.


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