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Friday, October 28th 2005, 11:19pm

AWNR: CFJP Q4/28

Lagging behind with the news due to the disappearance of AWNR: CFJP's Star Reporter...

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Monday October 1, 1928
Exchange rate for this week:
100 Yen = 1.010 USD
1 Ryo = 5.05 USD

Friday October 5, 1928
Kyoto SEAASP: 73

Friday October 5, 1928
The nation is shocked when news from Manila reached the Empire regarding the assassination of President Juan Sebastien de Varga on October 2.
Also, AWNR’s star reporter, Akaibara Yayoko, was reported missing. She was last seen in Manila at the time of the assassination of de Varga.

Sunday October 7, 1928
There was an emergency meeting today of the military staff of the Empire. No details were released what it was about, but it is assumed it has to do with the crisis in the Philippines.

Monday October 8, 1928
Exchange rate for this week:
100 Yen = 1.006 USD
1 Ryo = 5.03 USD

Friday October 12, 1928
Kyoto SEAASP: 74

Monday October 15, 1928
Exchange rate for this week:
100 Yen = 1.010 USD
1 Ryo = 5.05 USD

Wednesday October 17, 1928
Today, following the speech yesterday of India’s Prince-Regent Brashkar regarding India’s standpoint in the Filipino Crisis, our Shogun has announced Japan’s standpoint as well. She finished her speech with a declaration of war on the 'Democratic Oriental Republic' of the Philippines.

Friday October 19, 1928
Kyoto SEAASP: 76

Monday October 22, 1928
Exchange rate for this week:
100 Yen = 1.014 USD
1 Ryo = 5.07 USD

Friday October 26, 1928
Kyoto SEAASP: 74

Monday October 29, 1928
Exchange rate for this week:
100 Yen = 1.014 USD
1 Ryo = 5.07 USD

Tuesday October 30, 1928
It was announced today by the Imperial Navy that the battleship HIJMS Mikasa and the heavy cruisers HIJMS Miyazawa Yukino and HIJMS Sakura Tsubaki are currently in the South Filipino port of Davao. No details were released as to what their mission there is, but it is expected that they will operate against the warships of the 'Democratic Oriental Republic' of the Philippines.


Friday November 2, 1928
Kyoto SEAASP: 73

Monday November 5, 1928
Exchange rate for this week:
100 Yen = 1.012 USD
1 Ryo = 5.06 USD

Wednesday November 7, 1928
Today, the last sets of reels containing copies of films of renowned filmmaker Georges Méliès arrived at Edo castle. One of Edo castle’s large rooms was specially turned in a sort of film library, and now contains reels with all 520 films made by Georges Méliès.
“Today the search is complete and so is this magnificent collection,” Lady Nakamura Maeko told AWNR. She’s a great fan of Méliès’ work and spent much time searching and sending out people to search for all the lost films. “Some years ago, Méliès, in a fit of frustration, burned all his copies of the film. I had about 45 of his films when I heard about that. From that moment on I have worked hard to get the whole collection complete and save it for future generations.”

Friday November 9, 1928
Kyoto SEAASP: 72

Monday November 12, 1928
Exchange rate for this week:
100 Yen = 1.010 USD
1 Ryo = 5.05 USD

Friday November 16, 1928
Kyoto SEAASP: 74

Wednesday November 18, 1928
Construction has started at the Edo and Kyoto Aerodromes to be able to receive airships. The step was taken as to allow a service to be run by the United States between the US and the Empire of Japan.
Despite the accident with the Susquehanna in July, the plan was approved by the government. A suitable area has been marked first at both aerodromes where the airships will be operating from before the construction started. It is expected to become operational somewhere next year.

Monday November 19, 1928
Exchange rate for this week:
100 Yen = 1.012 USD
1 Ryo = 5.06 USD

Tuesday November 20, 1928
A number of Italian built S.55s operated by the Imperial Navy flew from Formosa today heading south toward the Philippines. They were supposedly on a reconnaissance mission. On the return of these planes, some notes were made, possibly regarding the performance of the planes.
“It’s a beautiful airplane,” one S.55 pilot told. “The Italians sure put a lot of effort in it to turn it into an excellent design. I doubt that there is any other aircraft I want to fly.”

Friday November 23, 1928
Kyoto SEAASP: 76

Monday November 26, 1928
Exchange rate for this week:
100 Yen = 1.016 USD
1 Ryo = 5.08 USD

Friday November 30, 1928
Kyoto SEAASP: 75


Monday December 3, 1928
Exchange rate for this week:
100 Yen = 1.014 USD
1 Ryo = 5.07 USD

Thursday December 6, 1928
The shogun has left for Geneva to give a statement regarding the Filipino matter.

Friday December 7, 1928
Kyoto SEAASP: 75

Monday December 10, 1928
Exchange rate for this week:
100 Yen = 1.012 USD
1 Ryo = 5.06 USD

Friday December 14, 1928
Kyoto SEAASP: 74

Monday December 17, 1928
Exchange rate for this week:
100 Yen = 1.018 USD
1 Ryo = 5.09 USD

Thursday December 20,1928
News arrived toady about the battle between a small Filipino group of ships of the Loyalists and another group of the 'People Oriental Republic' of the Philippines (as they now call themselves).
Details are sketchy, but it ended in a victory for the Loyalists with several damaged ships, while sinking a few enemy ships.

Friday December 21, 1928
Kyoto SEAASP: 77

Saturday December 22, 1928
While Indian warships have arrived, at the port of Kaoshiun, Formosa, no other Japanese warships besides those of the Mikasa battlegroup have been sent forth into a support position for a possible attack on the 'People Oriental Republic' of the Philippines.
This shows that the Shogun is still hopeful that this crisis can be solved by the League of Nations.

Monday December 24, 1928
Exchange rate for this week:
100 Yen = 1.022 USD
1 Ryo = 5.11 USD

Wednesday December 26, 1928
Today the Shogun addressed the League of Nations in Geneva regarding the Filipino Crisis. She indicated that time was running out and the time was coming to start taking action.
It is expected that if the League of Nations is unsuccessful in their attempts to solve the problem, Japan might begin operations at the end of next month.

Friday December 28, 1928
Kyoto SEAASP: 76

Monday December 31, 1928
Exchange rate for this week:
Closed


Unreleased 1928 AWNR Article without date, but believed to be from the fourth quarter.
Made public in December 1998.

Of all Yakuza groups that exist, none is bigger than the Yamaguchi-gumi operating out of Kobe. It is believed to be the biggest criminal organization in the world, with the Oniwabanshuu estimating that it consists of over 60,000 men and that they operate in more than 30 nations around the world.
The Kumicho of the Yamaguchi-gumi is Yamaguchi Noboru. His ‘legal’ front is believed to be the Osaka-based International Business Organization for Industries, Imports and Exports, led by Yoshinori Watanabe. However nothing has been proven so far.
The Yakuza bring in billions of dollars a year from extortion, gambling, the sex industry, guns, drugs, and real estate and construction kickback schemes. They are also rumored to be involved in stock market manipulation and Internet pornography.

Let me repeart that this is supposed to be a 1928 article :-)
OOC: mostly from the Yamaguchi-gumi article from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaguchi-gumi
BTW, not only stock market manipulation, but gold market as well though the article does not mention this; Higher gold price = higher Ryo value = higher Yen value
Regarding the number of Yamaguchi-gumi ‘employees’, I used the number given here (165,000 in 1999) and took about 35-40% of that)

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Saturday, October 29th 2005, 12:25am

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This shows that the Shogun is still hopeful that this crisis can be solved by the League of Nations.


I guess it also shows that the Raj is/was not.

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They are also rumored to be involved in stock market manipulation and Internet pornography.


Breaking new ground in the use of hindsight, eh?

The Kyoto SEAASP doesn't to be overly bothered by events in the Philippines...

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Saturday, October 29th 2005, 12:30am

Probably would have been different when it was Japan instead of the Philippines... but then I would have to point at that "stock market manipulation."

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Saturday, October 29th 2005, 12:59am

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Originally posted by Rooijen10
They are also rumored to be involved in stock market manipulation and Internet pornography.

Let me repeart that this is supposed to be a 1928 article :-)



[SIZE=3]That is 1928 not 2028, right?[/SIZE]

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Saturday, October 29th 2005, 1:53am

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Internet pornography


Black and white pictures of naked people laying on the nets strung between the fishing boats? Now we do have proof the Japanese are weird in 1928.

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Saturday, October 29th 2005, 8:29pm

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That is 1928 not 2028, right?

Yes. I just had to keep that piece in.

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Saturday, October 29th 2005, 9:10pm

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Originally posted by Ithekro

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Internet pornography

Now we do have proof the Japanese are weird in 1928.


And I'm begining to doubt Chilean sanity as well!!

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Saturday, October 29th 2005, 9:43pm

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And I'm begining to doubt Chilean sanity as well!!

Why? Because they came with the perverted imagination of what the "Internet pornography" in a Japanese report might be?