Caught On Tape: Massive Explosion At US Weapons Depot In Japan

Tyler Durden's picture

Explosions and implosions have become an everyday occurrence of late in Asia. 

Midway through the month the explosion of carry trades stemming from China’s devaluation of the yuan resulted in an untold number of "casualties" (figuratively speaking). Two days later, a tragic explosion at the Chinese port of Tianjin took the lives of 121 people and injured over 700 more. Next, Sakurajima threatened to erupt in Japan triggering fears of a nuclear meltdown at Sendai. Then, the Malaysian ringgit imploded along with trade in Indonesia and finally, on Saturday, a second chemical explosion rocked China killing one worker at a plant in Shandong. 

On Sunday we got another fiery blast from the East, this time emanating from a US Military Base near Sagamihara, Japan. This is from Fox:

An explosion has been reported at the U.S. military facility in Sagamihara, Japan, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports, citing the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation.


Sagamihara is a city in the Japanese prefecture of Kanagawa, which borders Tokyo.


"Fire from the American military base has occurred," the Sagamihara Fire Department said, according to JBC.


The Sagami General Depot houses storage for petroleum products and ammunition.


Video and photos on began streaming in from social media shortly after Noon (EST), showing a large explosion, several loud booms, sustained flames and billowing smoke rising from a structure. No injuries have been reported.

The accompanying visuals:

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sphindog's picture

Not way. Would never happen! Three random explosions within two weeks. Sloppy munitions experts worldwide, I suppose!

Latina Lover's picture

Hmmm, could be Chinese Lightning, unless the USSA needed to replenish munitions that 'disappeared' into the hands of ISIS.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Broken Windows baby.   Keynesians Gone Wild.  

remain calm's picture

Is that not a video of the Circuit Breakers Nikkei Stock Exchange?

Publicus's picture

Chinese retaliation for the Tianjin chemical warehouse sabatoge.

mophead's picture

"Explosions and implosions have become an everyday occurrence of late in Asia."

That's what I said would happen after the "chemical" explosion in China and I got more than a few of thumbs-down. None of this stuff is real. See it for what it is, like a scripted play.

Pladizow's picture

Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, but three times is enemy action.” – Ian Flemming, Creator of James Bond

weburke's picture

oh those masonic guys. when israel starts the fuse, we are going to see lots of ......well, a real shit show. like smaug said...a darkness is coming.

SofaPapa's picture

And who said the revolution would not be televised!  It's just people don't yet recognize what we are seeing. ;)

TruxtonSpangler's picture

Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times, it's enemy action.


(Damnit! Pladizow beat me to it)

AlaricBalth's picture

Hey bartender over here
Two more shots
And two more beers
Sir, turn up the tv sound
The war has started on the ground

Roger Waters

SWRichmond's picture

So the MIC blows up a couple of chemical warehouses in China and then blows up a munitions dump in Japan in retaliation.  Who falls for this shit?


By contrast the Gleiwitz incident and the Reichstag fire were complex and hard to pull off.

Is this the best you f****** guys can do?  really?

Keyser's picture

Since we are channeling Roger, this one is quite appropriate... 


What god wants, god gets...


old naughty's picture

at the height of the (last) cold war, armistice talks between

the now-fallen and the now-falling empires, with the two teams of

vets (generals and diplomats) sitting across the table,

one set of notes (full of data, like you have 5,000 we have 7,700, you have 20,000, we have 8,000 stuffs) handed out to both sides, written by the same hand...

luv to read that, wouldn't you (or, seeing that played out)?

If anyone finds the link(s), please share.

kaiserhoff's picture

Hey knucks,

  What's all that weird hieroglyphics shit, covering up the screen;)

Ass Burger's picture

Who is "Gil Scott-Heron"?

Oh, do I know what rhetorical means?

knukles's picture

Those Masonic guys have such dark senses of humor!

Captain Debtcrash's picture
Captain Debtcrash (not verified) Pladizow Aug 23, 2015 1:00 PM

Thought the same thing, may be a conspiracy theory, but three very similar detonations of stored explosives within a relatively close area smells fishy. 

Santini Air's picture
Santini Air (not verified) Captain Debtcrash Aug 23, 2015 1:27 PM

Not a coincidence.  Covert war.

HowdyDoody's picture

Rule No. 1 of Fight Club. Do not smoke in the ammunition stores.

MontgomeryScott's picture

RULE #1 of the Fight Club:

Never, EVER mention the name 'Fight Club'!

Needless to say, the two tragic explosions in China followed by ther tragic explosion in Japan have NOTHING to do with ANYTHING. Only 'tin-foil-hat-wearing conspiracy theorists' would make anything out of this BESIDES the 'three strikes is merely Co-inky-dink' rule.

Can I sell you some SOAP now, or are you still all panty-bunched by these events?

I'll give you a little time to calm down (and PLEASE, extinguish all tobacco products before proceeding).


mophead's picture

And I still get thumbs-down! Dumb fucking idiots.

TruxtonSpangler's picture

The explosions seem pretty real. I think what you meant was the narrative surrounding them is bogative.

mophead's picture

So what you're saying is the down-voters think I meant: not physically real? Lol. What is the ZH demographic now, 12 year olds?

Escrava Isaura's picture



Sometimes I wonder myself too.


Anyway, Zero Hedge is a MUST.


Second, as long as it is over there…..


MontgomeryScott's picture

That's a nice comment.

How's the shit going down there in Venezuela, by the way? Do the ZH readers need to put together a charity fund so that you can eat some fresh bread today?

DetectiveStern's picture

Technically nothing is real we are merely a wave of probability existing in multi dimensions and consciousness however for all intents and purposes we are real.

Five8Charlie's picture

Really? Trying kicking a concrete block while barefoot and then tell me again nothing is technically real.

TruxtonSpangler's picture

Only because you believe it hurts

mc225's picture

'you people' always retort with 'pain proves everything is real'. but does pain really prove that everything is real? maybe pain is fake, too.

MontgomeryScott's picture

It's better now that you think this way, little one.

It makes it far easier on you, when that 'fake' pain becomes your reality (psychologically).

You are now simply an electrochemical machine, and the 'feeling' of 'pain' is purely an illusion. HERE, let me demonstrate with my knife, using your body as an example... you fucking ignorant DICKWEED...


conscious being's picture

Detective, just leave off the probability part. To me, that's just a two dimensional way of dealing or making peace with the enigma. I would just say wave or wave function and leave it at that. You can look at all your downvotes as the revenge of the identity-self. 

Hang on to your morals and your ethics when making decisions and appreciate the amazing journey. (Not directed at you Detective, just an explanation fwiw of how one might try to go about being. Its a waste of time to hide from questions, boring even.)

Trogdor's picture

What is the ZH demographic now, 12 year olds?

Maybe the down votes were folks trying to rotate the camera on your avatar .... just a thought ....

janus's picture

yeah, guilty as charged... this 12 year old was trying to manipulate the perspective to a more areola-friendly view.

and on that note i'll say (once again) that, after all these years i still bear a grudge against Plazidow for changing his avatar.  Plazidow's ta-tas were among the best i'd ever seen...and now they're gone!

don't even ask, Plazidow -- you will NEVER be forgiven for denying janus and all ZHealots such superlative tits.

full stop,


nope-1004's picture

No worries, dude.  Neg or Pos votes doesn't matter.  Love the avatar BTW.  I always give u +1 and I know what you meant by "not real" and I believe you are correct, this is just retaliation and there is a real global war going on.

SuperRay's picture

Yale lives matter, Harvard lives matter, Princeton lives matter,

the rest of youse guys....?  not so much.  If fact, you matter so little, we don't even let you know what's really going on.  It's war all the time!  War yeterday, war today, war tomorrow.  Just ask skull & bones.  It's the Hegelian principle in an endles state of expression - the march of history, the  winnowing of the unnecessary.  Seven billion people?  Just too many, a waste of precious resources.

No problem, though.  We needed them to grow technology to the point A.I. can take over.  We won't need them any more.  Then we kill them off, meld our brains with technology via the Singularity, and build robots to take care of us.  It's on page 14 of the master plan.  You think you know?  Goyim puleese!!

MontgomeryScott's picture



(Sorry. your request for 'goyim' cannot be fulfilled at this time, due to the thermonuclear wars of the recent past. Please try your request at a later date. Our biochemical labs are still trying to recombinate the DNA, and this might take several of your 'decades'. While you wait for the Earth to repopulate, we suggest taking a tour of our virtual 3-D sex labs, where your orgasms are assured. Sincerely, HAL 9000)

tired1's picture

One from me for wining.

abbottmd's picture

just seems like a lame fireworks show. 

Jack Burton's picture

Yemeni rebels used captured US MANPADs supplied to Pro American Yemenie army to shoot down Saudi Apache Helcopter that was attacking their postions. Fell like a stone after direct hit. The USA supplies the Apache and the Missile to take it down. The corporations make money on both ends. ISIS has American Armored Vehicles, anti tank missiles, MANPADS etc. Iraq Army say British Helicopters dropping supplies to ISIS just a few miles behind the front. The UK never denied the accusations

Escrava Isaura's picture



Give a source that…. These are just accidents.




l8apex's picture

Downvote?  wtf?  I'm wanting to read more about this.  Guess that's a crime.

Jack Burton's picture

God man! Do you have google on your computer? Search "Saudi Apache shot down!" It is on fucking video.

Warning, I don't babysit people. I will never respond to 'Link?" again! Nope.

Max Steel's picture

 aint using usa manpads they are using russian sa-18s . Total 3apaches have been shot down.