オランダ人の私の姪は、日本軍の抑留所で生まれました【Japan Interview】谷山雄二朗

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2日後に終戦日を迎えるなか、アムステルダムからの旅人インタヴューをお届けします。

 

広島を訪れたというミセス・ホランドは、意外な告白をしてくれました。

「原爆ドームでふとおもったことですか。旧オランダ領東インドで、わたしの家族は自由だったのかを考えました」(4分45秒)

赤坂見附の昼下がり、突然の発言にぼくは言葉を失いました。

「どういうことですか?」

「はい。わたしの家族は、オランダ人とジャワ人の混血だったので日本軍の抑留所に入れられたのです」(5分09秒)

「そのお話は、誰からお聞きになったのですか」

「おばあちゃん、叔母から聞きました。わたしの姪っ子は、その抑留所のなかで生まれたんです」(5分20秒)

 

1942年から1945年8月15日の敗戦まで、旧オランダ領東インドは日本の統治下にあったのは周知の事実だ。彼女は続ける。

 

「姪は、終戦時まだ四歳でした。彼女は、女性だけの抑留所に四年間いました。その後彼女は、父親と再会しましたが会いたくなかったようです。というのも、それまで彼女が接していたのは日本人の男性(日本兵)だけで、彼らは姪に対し厳しく接した。それで男性不信に陥ったようです」(5分28秒)

 

「厳しく、というのはどう厳しかったのでしょうか?われわれ日本人は、歴史から学び取る必要があります」

「はい」

「たとえば、ムチを使ったとか?」

「YES」

真偽はもちろん確かめようがないが、当時日本軍内(国内)に蔓延していた男尊女卑の思想、上官は絶対の軍の規律などから考えれば、混血児を手厚く扱ったとは到底考えられない。少なくとも、ぼくはミス・ホランドの言葉を信じた。

「だから姪にとって、その後も日本軍抑留所の経験はトラウマとして残ったのです」(6分3秒)

 

ぼくは朝日新聞社の特派員ではないが、それは3ミリグラムの想像力さえあれば、十分に考えられることだ。

 

「わたしの母、そしておばあちゃんはもう亡くなりました。先日、初めて訪日し広島にも行きましたが、果たして今、わたしがこうした日本にいることを天国の母たちが喜んでいるかはわかりません」(6分20秒)

一瞬、返す言葉を失ったがぼくは言った。

 

「その七十年前の歴史から、我々は学ばねばなりません」

「まったく同感ですね。よって広島の原爆ドームを訪れたとき、わたしは母たちの苦しみを感じるとともに、突然頭上から原子爆弾を浴びた人びとの苦しみをも感じました。あの時、誰もが非道だったのだとおもいます」(6分40秒)

「戦争は、人間を動物にします。残虐なアニマルに」

「ええ。なので今、なんとも違和感というのか不思議な気持ちで日本を旅しています」

 

 

訪日観光客三千万人。

 

様々なバックグラウンドをみな、各自が抱えている。

 

ミセス・ホランドとは、シリアスな話もしたが同時に日光や、パチンコ、カジノそして温泉の話などでも盛り上がった。ちなみに、オランダには各都市にカジノがあるとか。

ここからまた、新しいジャパーンが見えてくる。

Japan Interview!

 

 

Peace-loving Superpower Japan’s 【Yasukuni Shrine 8.15 Morning-Walking Tour】Join me!

Hey Goodfellas!

Hope everything is going well.

Btw, there’s a good news.

I have decided to host a little morning-walking tour for all you great foreign tourists visiting Japan.

Have you ever heard of the “Yasukuni Shrine”?!

Well, for we the Japanese it is a sacred place established in 1869 after the Meiji Restoration, where those who gave ultimate sacrifices for the nation are enshrined. Over 5 million people visit the place annually.

However, the place has been a bone of contention since 1985 – when the Chinese government objected after then PM Nakasone made a visit. South Korean government followed suit.

Some people call it the Shrine of “Voldemort” (from Harry Potter), but then why is it that I see so many foreigners visiting the Yasukuni these days?! As a matter of fact, I’ve met and made friends with quite a few Chinese people there too.

Why is it so “controversial”?!

I want to bring the events of World War 2 to open discussion, so that you can understand Japan better by tackling this whole issue. Especially when we live in the age of “Fake News” and Mr.Trump, it is crucial to embrace correct knowledge and information and think for ourselves.

As “Mr.Omotenashi”, my job is simply to offer you an opportunity to feel the Yasukuni, and to hear the “untold side of the story” – It’s up to you to decide, of course!

Japan is not only about Mt.Fuji, Pokémon and Doraemon!

August 15th will mark the 73rd year since the end of WW2.

And it is highly likely you will hear the word “Yasukuni” that day on CNN, AP and other major western corporate medias. But then my question is “Wait a minute, isn’t it preposterous that this issue has been an impediment between Tokyo and Beijing for the past 30 years? There’s got to be a solution for god’s sake!”

Visiting Japan?

Then let’s think and learn history together. A broad public discussion I believe is the catalyst for peace.

Just as a reminder, the shrine will be packed with people before noon. But in the early morning hours, it should be fine. So don’t be late!

Also, Shintoism is rather a ‘way of life’ than a religion. So you needn’t worry visiting the shrine even if you are a Christian or a Muslim.

As the old men used to say, ‘Seeing is believing’.

Hope to see you there!

Yujiro

Date: August 15, 2018

Time: 9:00am 〜 10:00am

Admission: FREE

Language: ENGLISH 【Kids and children welcome!】

Samurai Guide: Me

How to get there: Take the subway TOZAI line, get off at KUDANSHITA station.

Where to meet: EXIT 1 of the station, ground-level.

(You go up the escalator/stairs, and when you see the sky, please looks for me! Also, no reservation needed. Just be there 9 sharp!)

For inquiries, Email: Tokyo@JapanBroadcasting.net

※ Please carry a bottle of water or cold green tea with you. It’s gonna be boiling HOT!

※ If by any chance you’re late, walk towards the shrine’s super big Torii gate and try to find the group! It shouldn’t be that difficult because my voice is super loud.

Also, please note that I cannot take the slightest responsibility if you break your leg or get run over by a truck or for whatever happens during the tour. I’m not a Spider-Man.

※ 日本人参加者も、大歓迎です! 英語での異文化交流に、ぜひご参加ください(キッズも大歓迎!訪日観光客の友だちが、いっぱいできるカモ?)・九段下駅1番出口に、9時集合!

Remember Hiroshima. The Bourbon whiskey story

Today marks the 73rd year since the notorious A-bomb attack on Hiroshima.

Pandemonium took over the Americans against Japan on Aug.6, 1945.

Journalist Paul Ham mentions in his book “Hiroshima Nagasaki” as follows.

“There is not a frisson of concern or regret here at the human cost. Observation and testing of the A-boom victims, not their treatment, were the priorities of the American scientific teams. ”

It’s highly regrettable to say the least. When thousands of innocent civilians were annihilated ‘instantly’, the figure amounting to 140,000 by the end of 1945 – it is also worth noting that according to the Hiroshima city government report, 308,725 names have been registered as the victims of the ruthless attack. This means that over 160,000 people had suffered from radiation sickness in the aftermath of the bombing.

I truly recommend you read “Kuroi Ame” (Black Rain) by Ibuse Masuji to understand what this “radiation sickness” is all about. An unfathomable tragedy, a pure war crime that downplayed mankind is what you will learn there.

U.S President Barack Obama visited Hiroshima in May 2016, as the first sitting American president. The move of redemption was indeed poignant, though he did not apologize on behalf of his fellow Americans bearing in mind that the majority of Americans today still “justifies A-bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki” – well that’s how they are taught in high schools of the U.S. But what they don’t know, or learn is that Japan had already been de facto well defeated prior to the inhumane bombing, which targeted thousands of men, women and children.

Americans in the mid south often enjoy the term “Remember Pearl Harbor”. But the Japanese attack then targeted military targets, and not civilians. Over two thousand U.S servicemen died. This is a crucial difference compared to over 300,000 CIVILIAN CASUALTIES in Hiroshima. And moreover, when some of my great American friends point out that the Pearl Harbor attack was “sneaky” – a term often used, I cannot help but respond by pointing out the infamous “Battle of Tonking” in Vietnam on August 2, 1964 when the U.S made a sneaky attack on the North Vietnamese by claiming that “they had been attacked by Uncle Ho” – which was later revealed by the New York Times that it was nothing but a hype. A cooked up lie.

That’s war.

And neither do I justify everything Japan did during that war.

Inevitably today marks the 73rd year that claimed the lives of thousands in Hiroshima. And as a Japanese national, I cannot help but speak out on behalf of the deceased that it is a petty nonsense to take it for granted the unsubstantiated myths – that “A-bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki saved 1,000,000 American lives”. Truman simply used this narrative to justify his means. As Paul Ham has clearly pointed out, the Washington dropped the 2 bombs for the sake of dropping it.

As a human experiment.

Lastly, I want to wrap up the blog by revealing a shocking piece of story.

According to the book I ready recently – “The Day Man Lost” (Kodansha International Publishers/1972) , the prominent author Hando Kaztoshi writes;

“Enola Gay landed at the northern airfield of Tinian Island at 2:58 p.m on August 6th. The twelve crew members were greeted by hundreds of their fellow U.S servicemen to celebrate the success of the mission.

The club of commissioned officers was filled with buoyant laughter. That evening, a flamboyant celebration party was held on the island and by midnight, some passed out after consuming dozens of Bourbon whiskey bottles”.

Such a behavior well contradicts to the teachings of Christianity.

While men, women and children were left totally vanquished in Hiroshima, the fact that these ‘christian’ Americans were cheering like animals gives me the creeps. Racism was rampant in “White America” back in 1945 of course, and the “Japs” were considered nothing but a bunch of vulgar yellow monkeys. The Japanese were downplayed as an inferior race of Asia. Even the famous New York Times frequently used the term JAPS during the war.

I do not ask for any sort of penitence from the Americans today. But what I do demand is that they learn from the insane folly of their ancestors – who cheered and celebrated with Bourbon whiskey a couple of hours after dropping the weapon of mass destruction.

The lack of sensible humanity is extremely dangerous, given the fact that even North Korea possesses the sinister weapon today.

RIP all the victims of WW2.

Your Obedient Servant,

Yujiro

Long live Liu Xia! Freedom-fighter Germany has done it once again

Yujiro Taniyama, CEO, Japan Broadcasting.net, Inc.【JB】


 

 

Her husband “incited subversion”.

Her husband was a criminal because he demanded the basic rights any human being are entitled to; free speech, human rights and the rule of law.

Her husband was imprisoned for 11 years in 2009.

Her husband took part in 1989 Tiananmen massacre that slaughtered thousands of its own innocent people.

Her husband was diagnosed with liver cancer while held custody in prison and died soon after on July 13, 2017.

 

The “husband” mentioned above was a prominent Nobel prize laureate, Liu Xiaobo. And “her” refers to his widow Liu Xia.

 

What a country, China.

 

 

Because these two Samurais were both “former” Chinese citizens. I use the term because the husband has already passed away, while his adoring soulmate and wife finally arrived in Germany today (Jul. 10th, local time) after eight gruesome years of house arrest by the ruthless Beijing authorities.

 

Undeniably it was conducive to German-Sino relations that Mrs. Angela Markell and her mighty friends purportedly put enormous pressure on the suppressors of basic human rights in CCP – or China Communist Party. It also taught the world today how inexplicably malice and spite this authoritarian regime of 1.5 billion people is.
I have always been incredulous on how CCP downplays its people as well as the rule of law.

 

Look at the ongoing “South China sea dispute” for example. Their arrogance is beyond belief.
And as an imperfect Samurai, I am unequivocally adamant that Japan should and must remain vigilant on the procedures on how the CCP inflicts violence on truly brave men, including Nobel peace prize winner His Holiness the Dalian Lama 14th of Tibet but also its neighbors of Asia by using its rising economic power as the leverage.

 

 

Tokyo must prove that it has the balls, instead of behaving in a nonchalant manner when it comes to blatant human rights abuses such as this Liu Xiaobo, Liu Xia case. Just because the Dalai Lama was welcomed by Mongolia back in 2016, CCP started bullying Ulanbaator soon after freezing its $4 billion loan as well as imposing higher ‘commodity tax’.
This shows how frivolous and brash Beijing’s assertion is, whenever they claim “We intend to pursue dialogue through peaceful means. China is a country based on rule of law” – whatever that means. It’s nothing but a hype considering how they de facto use human rights issues (like Liu Xia case) for its political gains.

 

 

 

When Merkel visited Beijing this May, Chinese premier Li Keqiang argued that “China’s constitution protects human rights” , which is of course nothing but a petty nonsense.
And here he is today, right at this very moment in Berlin signing a commercial deal said to worth over $23 billion USD.

 

 

I fully thank the defiant courage of the German lawmakers, activists and all those involved in rescuing Mrs.Lu Xia from a folly nation that imprisons not only those who cherish freedom as a human being, but also their partners. Communism indeed has historically proven its failure when the wall of Berlin went down in 1989 and the Soviet Union collapsing in 1991. Communism labels materialism above the rights of its people. Communism is also a practice that allows the ruling party CCP to behave as the GOD.

 

 

Preposterous as it may be, its how things work in that country.
Tokyo enjoys over $330 billion USD trade with Beijing today.
But that does not mean it should turn a blind eye to opaque motives that brings vertigo among the civilized due to its unilateral self-righteous behavior. Not only the incumbent but also the post-Abe administration must have the balls and the guts to raise acrimonious debate over CCP’s relentless actions whenever needed.

 

Why?

Because it is only Japan that can balance them, both economically and militarily.
Diplomacy is not only about acting as a pawn of Washington or Beijing to gain economic surplus. That’s what you call a slave of capitalism.

 

 

As I condone the spirit of free-trade, I do not fully agree with the Trump administration’s policies. But still, I must admit that it would be counterproductive for mankind and the region, for a communist-insidious-bully to become the hegemon of Asia in the 21st century.

 

My understanding is that Liu Xiaobo should never have been incarcerated in the first place, if it actually the “Chinese constitution protects human rights” as claimed by Mr Li. With Kim Jong Un with his new “toy” called the nukes, the Japanese should wake up from its longtime sleep since 1945 if it longs to decide its own fate.
And in order to do so, its national security strategy must change.

Constitutional wise and military wise.
 Vietnam, the Phillippines and Taiwan surely counts on Tokyo to play a decisive role to maintain freedom and rule of law.

 

Asia is not a Disneyland.

 

 

 

 

 

Long live Liu Xia!

 

 

 

Thank you.

 

By Yujiro san

サッカーW杯 ベルギー敗戦と、中国の意外な関係 – 谷山雄二朗

 

 

中国という名の真っ赤な津波

 

今、中国中心のアジアが迅速にかつ確実に構築されつつある。

ぼくが穿いているUNIQLOパンツも、中国製だ。iPhoneもスマートフォンも中国製。Appleの見苦しいところは、その製品の目立たないところに苦し紛れに “Designed in California, Assembled in China” と、なるべく”Made in China”とのイメージを払拭しようとしていること。

中国製であることは、厳然たる事実なのに。ある意味で、見苦しい詭弁だね。

“Made in USA”と堂々と表示したいなら、トランプ米国大統領の言う通り国内ですべて作ればいいのに出来ない。

中国で作るほうが、断然安く採算が取れるから。

 

では、日本はどうか。

$3200億ドル(2017)を突破した日中貿易総額。だいぶ前からチャイナは、わが国の最大の貿易パートナーである。なんせ15億人というパイがある。その市場規模に、アングロサクソンから日本人までみなへつらい、三跪九叩頭している。

赤い津波が、BLOODY=血なまぐさい ことなどそっちのけ。

ハリウッドにいたっては、今や常にチャイナマネーに依存している。そして15億人への配給権を得るために、台湾やチベットなどをコンテンツに絡めぬようあろうことか自主検閲までホイホイ行っている。

さすがはユダヤ資本だけある。抜け目がない。

 

ブラッディーといえば、中国はそれらチベット、ウイグル、モンゴルの人びとの人権を奪い、漢民族に同化させんと”Cultural Genocide”すなわち文化的虐殺を1949年の中華人民共和国誕生以来、継続中だ。さらには、南シナ海を武力で飲み込み、東シナ海では日中中間線を一方的に無視して天然ガスを掘削している。

しかも言論の自由をも禁止する、じつにBLOODYかつ異質で老獪な国が今やアジアの盟主になりつつある。

ダライ・ラマ法王は、自著「FREEDOM IN EXILE」(文春文庫)のなかで、こう述べている。

「中国は脅しで人びとの心を変えることができるという思想に貫かれていたのだ。これは誤った考え方だが、これまでの中国指導者との体験からして、どこか信用ならないものを感じさせた。彼らは嘘をつくだけでなく、もっと悪いことに嘘がばれても全然恥ずかしいとすら思わないのである」 (P.189, 351)

恐ろしいことだ。

確かに、尖閣諸島の領有権一つとってもCCP(中国共産党)は、平気で嘘をついている。彼らのオオカミ少年ぶりは、このJBページを見れば一目瞭然なのでぜひ近代史を勉強しておこう。

今日の日本人は、歴史、それも特に近代史が知らなすぎる。だからぜひ。

そしてここで極めて重要なことは、この非健康的かつ有害な「赤い津波」に唯一対等に対峙できるアジアの国は、JAPAN しかないということに他ならない。

中国産のパンツをこよなく愛するぼくが言うんだから、間違いない。

今年は「日中平和友好条約」締結四十周年である。

1978年にサインされたというのだから、日本がまだサッカーW杯に出場さえ出来なかった頃の話だ。

「仲良くなろう!」「ぼくら友達」「日中友好!」

こうした言葉に、お人好しのわが民族はすこぶる弱い。コロッと騙される。1982年には文科省は「近隣諸国条項」とかいう、中国と韓国にへつらう実に不可解なルールをしかも勝手に、自分から設けてしまった。この「近隣諸国との友好を守るために教科書の書き方を配慮する」とかいう所謂自主規制は、愚の骨頂そのものであり、今日にいたるわけだ。

 

ところが、だ。

“Being a friend”(友達になる)と、”like a friend”(友達みたい)の意味はまったく異なる。

 

この厳然たる事実さえ知らぬ政治家が、JAPANをこれまで弱くしてきた。

BLOODYな国なのだ、チャイナは。

イメージとしては、あの美味しいカクテル「ブラッディ・マリー」。ドロドロの血液ジュース、ぼくもこよなく愛する。ただ、1989年の天安門事件ではCCPは一般市民を戦車で粗大ごみのように轢いて虐殺したことは、周知の事実。

それが現実。

 

でありながら21世紀をいきる我々日本人は、「チャイナのアジア」が盤石になるのを、そのまま指を加えて傍観していていいのだろうか?

チャイナ中心のアジア。「チャイナジア」。CHINASIA.

日本も台湾もヴェトナムもマレーシアも、すべてチベットの二の舞になっても構わない、というのであれば話は別だが。

世界最速の高齢化社会。四人に一人は、六十五歳の高齢者。超高齢化社会における医療費介護費の急激な負担増。1990年代前半は、毎年120万人ほどいた赤ん坊は、今では96万人。認知症で行方不明のグランパたち、森友学園問題で明るみになった汚物ならぬ汚職まみれの政治家と官僚たち。国内の労働力不足で、移民なしではもはや回らない7Eleven.

これはすなわち、日本経済そのものに移民が不可欠であることを意味している。にもかかわらず、与党自民党は「移民は受け入れない。労働者は2025年までに50万人受け入れるが五年後には帰ってもらう」などと、都合のいい国内向けのプロパガンダで国民を騙そうとしている。

そして劣化した国民も、その耳障りのいい言葉に喜んで騙される。欺瞞の構図。

 

 

つまり、難題が山積するJAPANなのだ。

しかしアメリカ合衆国大統領ドナルドダックならぬトランプは、先日ヨーロッパのNATOこと大西洋条約機構の会合で、「ヨーロッパの国々は、もっと軍事費を捻出しろ。GDP比率2%という目標に達していない国々だらけだ。米国は火の車なので、チミらをこのままじゃロシアから守ってあげられんよ」と”同盟国ら”を突っぱねた。

まったく驚きでもなんでもない。もともと “AMERICA FIRST!” で当選した同氏なのだから。

そしてこのトランプの言動は、わが国にも当然当てはまる。

JAPANも、防衛費を2%に上げねばならない。

医療介護年金費負担が今後、ますます増大するのは目に見えている。台所は火の車、アメリカ同様。とはいえ、最大のフォーカルポイントは、このまま「チャイナジア」の台頭を許していいのかというただただ一点に尽きる。

南シナ海は、6つか7つの(メディアによって諸説ある)埋め立て人工島を軍事基地に作り変えてしまった「真っ赤な津波」により、すでに壊滅状態だ。

次は、それが台湾を襲う。さらに与那国島、尖閣はもちろん石垣島そして沖縄本島へと忍び寄る。東シナ海はすでに、このBLOGのアイキャッチ画像のように真っ赤だと考えていい。「OKINAWAには米軍がいるから大丈夫!」などと夢物語を語っている諸君、目を冷ましたまえ。

NY, LA、ワシントンDCに容易に届く核攻撃を示唆されたホワイトハウスが、「いざ」という時に自国から一万キロほど離れている尖閣や那覇空港や普天間基地を守るために真っ赤な津波ならぬ米兵の血を流すとは、到底考えられない。

少なくとも、ぼくはそう考える者だ。

 

つまり、だ。前置きが長くなってしまったが、結論にいこう。

 

JAPANは、ソフト・パワーのみならずハード・パワーとしても “SUPERPOWER”=大国にならねばならない、ということだ。憲法9条の改正は言うまでもなく軍事力を大幅に増強し、日本海が、瀬戸内海が、西郷どんがいた奄美大島が、そして太平洋が真っ赤な津波に飲まれぬよう備えねばならないのではないか。

いや、繰り返すが読者のあなたが「べつに日本が第二のチベットになってもいいけど」というのなら話は別だが。ただ、そうなった場合、あなたの孫かひ孫の代には東京都立青南小学校で教えられる「母国語」は、ニーハオになる可能性もあるということだ。

北朝鮮のデブ公までもが、核兵器のおもちゃを持っていることも忘れてはならない。

戦後のJAPANは、盲目的な対米従属・追従一辺倒できた。トランプの出現は、ある意味で神風みたいなもので、その旧式の思考回路から脱却するチャンスだとぼくは考える者である。そしてアメリカの植民地という立場から、独立国に生まれ変わる気概が求められている。

国産の次世代ステルス戦闘機も、実現すべきだ。たとえコストが急騰し他国と連携することになろうと、核となる「ブラックボックス」は日本が作る。その覚悟が欲しい。

外国人労働者うんぬん言う前に、130もの外国の基地がある国などその実態は占領下にあることを、なぜ日本人は分からないのだろうか。巨大化したカリフォルニア州を、3つに分割するとの案が今、米国ででているがそれが実現すれば同国は現在の50州から52州に増える。

真っ赤な津波に、飲まれるのか。

それとも、アメリカ合衆国の53番目の州に甘んじるのか。

いずれの道になろうとも、自分で自国を守れない民族はその運命を他国に委ねることになるということだ。

そして肝心の時には、必ず勝ちきれない。

先のサッカー・ワールドカップのベルギー戦のように。覆水盆に返らずとはいえ、2-2になった段階で延長に持ち込む戦術をとっていれば、勝てたかもしれない。少なくともPKまでは、持ち込めただろう。それでも、西野朗監督は三点目を取りに行ったという。もちろん単純比較できるわけではないし、サッカー日本代表を攻めるつもりなど毛頭ないが、あの結末は結局 TEAM JAPANが「自分たちの本当の実力を知らなかった」ために起きたことではないだろうか。底力ではベルギーが一枚も二枚も上手だったことは、最初からわかっていた。なにせ世界ランキング3位だ。

とはいえ、2-0というビッグリードをしていたのだ。

それを延長戦にまでさえ持ち込めない。今大会、彼らを熱烈に応援してきた者として、あのエンディングは青天の霹靂であった。確かにプレーヤーたちは頑張った。感謝したい。とはいえ千載一遇のチャンスを取りこぼしてしまったのも事実だ。西野氏は「あのカウンターはまったく想定外だった」と試合後言ったが、そこに究極の落とし穴がないだろうか。素人目でみても、最後の20分ほどはベルギーが攻勢をかけまくり逆に日本選手の足は止まりかけていた。にもかかわらず、西野氏は選手交代のカードをなかなか切らなかった。BBCかどの欧米メディアか忘れたが、「2-0からありえない負け方を日本はした!」と某コメンテーターが揶揄する記事が、今も脳裏に焼き付いている。

まあ、あれが日本の実力だったといえばそれまでだし、また終わってしまったことを嘆いてもしょうがないが、じつに悔やまれる一戦だったことだけは確かだ。それは当の西野監督や香川真司たちが一番良く知っているのではないか。

ただ、いうなればあれが所詮はサッカーだったからまだ良かった。

 

ベルギー代表は、別名 “Red Devils” という。赤い悪魔だ。

中国が、真っ赤な津波であることを考えると、不気味なほどシンクロナイズしていないか。よってぼくは、あの衝撃的な2-3の敗戦が、近い未来のJAPANとCHINAの軍事衝突の結末を暗示している気がしてならない。

サッカーならば負けて終わりだが、それが戦争となると完全な国家解体となる。その時、いくら周章狼狽しても打つ手はない。考えられないかもしれないが、今の在日米軍基地が、在日中国軍基地になる。

西野朗監督が、TEAM JAPANの実際の力をあの時見誤ったように、我々日本人も、NATION JAPANの実際の軍事力を知らない。自衛隊員数が、郵便局員数よりも少ないことも学んでいない。だから、ベルギー戦のように実際は相当劣勢であるにもかかわらず、三点目を取りにいってしまう。

「いざ鎌倉」になった時、どう戦えばいいのかもわからない。その結果はご存知の通りだ。それが今のJAPANの、日本人の実態だ。

この恐るべき状況を、我々はこのまま放置していていいのだろうか。

真っ赤な津波の季節。

それは、チャイナ中心のアジアにすべての国がひれ伏すということだ。

果たしてそれであなたはいいのですか? 物質的発展に傾斜するあまり、なにか大切な忘れ物をしていないだろうか?

 

先にご紹介した本からダライ・ラマ法王の言葉で本稿を締めくくりたい。

「中国は、数え切れぬ虐殺によって、彼らが基本的人権を徹底的に無視していることを証明した。彼らの赤旗を見て抱いた非常な不安感を克服した後(元来赤は危険に対する自然の警戒色なのだ)」

 

青い海ならぬ真っ赤な海は、もうすぐそこまできている。

 

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gaijin Friendly Superpower – GFS must be Japan’s goal for 2050. Immigrants welcome!

Yujiro Taniyama, Japan Broadcasting . net CEO

 

 

Japan is an obsolete nation.

Not industry-wise, but diversity-wise.

This island nation of 127 million is Gaijin-phobic; meaning it unfortunately resents foreign nationals to the bone. Shame, of course but an extremely conservative and homogeneous society as it is, its just the way it goes.

I know this little business hotel near Shinjuku Gyoen station that emphatically denies Gaijins, or foreigners. That’s right, there are lots of “Mr.Trumps” in the land of Sushi.

 

However, Tokyo better start changing its mind.

The Japanese in general, that is. Because the ‘land of the rising sun’ now faces an imminent demographic trap as the world’s fastest aging nation. Our population is said to be shrinking by roughly 270,000 annually, while over 25% of the Japanese are now aged over 65.

By 2040, it is plausible that Japan’s population will decrease down to merely 111 million, which is undeniably an entrance to perpetual pandemonium.

To begin with, our economy won’t survive. Unsustainable.

 

This is a crucial factor especially when considering the recent rise of China. 

The authoritarian state defies human rights as you may already know, and imposes strict censorship nationwide. “Sensitive issues” such as Tibet, Taiwan and Uighur must be overlooked in order to justify their political means.

Beijing today uses its economic leverage to downplay Taiwan, successfully pressuring western corporate airlines such as Qantas, Canadian Airlines and the British Airways to label Taiwan as “part of China” on their websites.

 

Furthermore, we all know that international law don’t mean a thing to the Chinese authorities. When the International Court of Arbitration, or the Hague concluded that China’s so called the “9 dotted line” claim in the contentious South China Sea is baseless, both historically and legally, Beijing responded by merely uttering “The ruling is nothing but a rubbish” – whatever that means.

And instead, what China does is to flex its military muscles intimidating the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia needless to say Taiwan.

I mean, that’s not very healthy fellas.

We all know that deep inside, don’t we?!

 

That being said, Japan has a crucial role to play now in this 21st century.

To become a exuberant nation not only soft-power-wise, but also militarily too. It is only Japan that can actually contain China after all. In Asia, that is. And I’d like to underscore the fact that it is nothing but utterly ridiculous and hilarious when Beijing mumbles “Militaristic Japan once again? That’s a true threat to the region. We can’t acknowledge that” – whenever Tokyo beefs up its military strength to encounter Beijing’s recent military buildup.

 

Unless you are smoking pot, or really dumb, it is unthinkable that Japan will become a military superpower as we did back in the 1940s. It is China that is a pure, irrefutable threat today in Asia.

Go ask any Vietnamese or Taiwanese and you’ll get just one simple answer.

 

However, the biggest issue here is that the Japanese themselves no longer have the “balls” to contribute to the peace and stability of the region. Or at least to me that’s how it looks to my eyes.

Seriously, the Japanese’s post war infatuation with Americanism and capitalism has exceeded a decent level. Samurais are all dead today. If there are any, I’m pretty sure they are all fakes. In that sense, Trump’s petulant snub on Japan back in March 23, 2016 during the U.S election (CNN interview) that “The Japanese should defend itself against N.Korea” actually makes perfect sense.

“NATO is obsolete”, Ivanka’s father said some time ago.

“Japan’s constitution article 9 is obsolete”. I’ve reiterated this simple fact thousands of times already, but the polls still show that the descendants of the Samurais are nothing but an emasculated flock of sheep.

 

“We don’t want war!” screams the liberal women in their 60’s and the 70’s.

Of course nobody wants war. But Mr Hitler and Mr Stalin. The problem with the leftists in Tokyo today is that they have this inexplicable symptom to turn a blind eye to the recent Chinese military aggression, but instead assert “Defend article 9 of the constitution! Yah!” – wholeheartedly body and soul.

This is not only unthinking, but merely stupid.

 

And whats even more preposterous, the same people claim “Get out filthy Gaijins! No immigrants! No hairy white beasts and monsters from the third world!”

 

So the conclusion here is, that 127 million Nippon-Gin today are abnormally complacent that they don’t demand any fundamental changes in social structure. They may want raise in wages or course, but not Gaijins, or immigrants. This homogeneous, insular mindedness will prove costly in the long run, given the fact the current ruling Abe administration’s “Immigrant policy” is nothing but a sham reform.

The government don’t even refer to the immigrants as such, but calls them “guest workers”. What a dumb, euphemistic term that is, just like the ‘Comfort Women’. Whats even worse, though the Japanese government recently announced in June that by 2025, it will accept five hundred thousand “guest workers”, they will all have to go home after five goddam years. And they can’t bring their family members with them either. It’s banned. WTF!

Smart MP’s including Abe knows that the land of the rising sun desperately needs immigrants to sustain its strong economy. But at the same time, they are also well aware of the fact should there be any general election, the ruling LDP will lose as soon as they announce acknowledging “Immigrants”. 

So in that sense, Abe is stuck in a dilemma urging him to speak from both sides of his mouth like his golf boss Donald. Japan needs a leader with lucid thoughts, to explain our current situation demographically as well as the threat of the disruptive Chinese.

There’s never been any coherent policy by the lawmakers in this country regarding immigrants nor boosting its low birthrate.

Bravado is all they have. No crotch.

Besides, the complacency of Japan also roots from the dominance of politics by ‘political elites’ from ‘political families’. Just because their father or grandfather was a MP, they become one. No matter how stupid you are, you get elected. Because the constituents are even dummer.

The current minister of finance Taro Aso’s grandpa was Yoshida Shigeru that rebuilt post war Japan under the “McArthur Umbrella”. The ‘rising star’ Ishiba Shigeroo’s father was a well known politician. Then comes Koizumi Shinjiro, an eloquent speaker but all he does is repeat what his daddy Koizumi Junichiro says – like “abandon nuclear energy! wow!”. This is a total farce given the fact LDP endorses nuclear energy as core energy supply of Japan.

What’s even more hilarious, the former PM Koizumi is now teaming up with Japan Communist Party (JCP) the former foe – calling Abe to abandon TEPCO and all the remaining nuclear plants nationwide, which is far from feasible.

 

So you see ladies and gentlemen, as the emasculated Japanese today repudiate war and military build up to confront China, they also resent the Gaijins, Immigrants or whaterver you call it.

And unless Kim Jong un or Mr Xi attacks Hokkaido or the Senkaku islands, the current murky system governing this ‘Sushi nation’ will never renovate.

GFS – Gaijin Friendly Superpower Japan by 2050 will never be achieved either.

 

It’s a shame indeed.

 

 

Good Gaijin, Good life!

 

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

Japan vs Belgium – FIFA Pierluigi Collina’s flawed decision to appoint a Senegalese referee is synonymous for sending an “Argentine referee after the Falklands“ against the British

A blatant farce I must say.

Oops, I’m not talking about Harley Davidson’s “rebel with a cause” against Trump. It’s FIFA referee chairman Pierluigi Collina’s ridiculously rigged and biased decision I’m referring to.

Japan will play Belgium within about 36 hours from now, on a knockout stage of FIFA World Cup 2018. And the Italian man who in a way resembles E.T has made an utterly most unthinking choice possible.

That’s right, to appoint a Senegalese referee for this crucial match. He must be truly out of his mind.

What’s worse not only the main referee Malang Diedhou, but also Djibril Camara and El Hadji Samba as the 2nd and 3rd referee all from Senegal.

Undoubtedly this is pouring oil on trouble waters.

Let me explain why.

 

 

The Samurai Blue just played to win under the FIFA rules

Just 3 days ago, Japan played Poland in the group stage match – while Senegal battled against the Colombians. While Japan and Senegal needed a mere draw to advance to the knockout stage of round 16, it was the Poles that shook the goal net first to lead 1-0 in the early second half.

At this point, Senegal and Colombia were to advance to round 16. The Samurai Blue needed to score a goal back to avoid elimination. So Japan’s coach Nishino sent in attacker Inui onto the field. However about fifteen minutes or so later, Colombia also scored with a brilliant header which then consequently leveled Japan and Senegal in every statistical point.

I’m sure those of you following the World Cup know the whole story, but to make the long story short the Samurai Blue no longer needed an equalizer due to the fact they were ahead of Senegal by FIFA’s new rule of “Fair play points” – meaning the number of yellow and red cards given by the referee.

Japan had 4, while the rival had 6.

That being said, the odds were against the Senegalese as all Japan had to do was to “lose fair and square 1-0 against the Poles” to qualify for the best 16.

So Nishino clandestinely gave orders to his boys to just keep the ball for the remaining 10 minutes or so, by introducing defender Hasebe onto the field.

The crowd BOOed, of course. They have every right and reason to do so. But at the same time Nishino’s move was more than risky – since had Senegal scored an equalizer 400 km away, then Japan were to be eliminated.

It was a gamble, and Nishino prevailed. Nothing less, nothing more.

And to those of you who blame Japan’s tactics as unfair or cowardly or a pussy, let me emphatically refute your claims by saying this.

Don’t cry over spilled milk. Period.

Because the Samurai Blue did not cheat or use hands like Maradona did in 1986, but instead they humbly abide by the great FIFA rules. Let me make one thing crystal clear once again.

Japan could have lost.

No different from a game of Poker, Nishino took the risks, and won.

Nevertheless, the pundits put a total blame on Japan’s side as sneaky or cheesy which to my understanding your one sided antipathy simply don’t make sense. Well, then fine, sneaky, absolutely. The Samurai Blue was indeed sneaky fellas, and in a remarkable way. And let me also tell you this; I saw Colombia’s “El Tigre”(Tiger) Falcao’s NHK interview before this FIFA World Cup 2018, and was quite impressed when he mumbled “Soccer is about deceiving the opponent, especially in the penalty area”.

That’s the irrefutable truth ladies and gentlemen.

And it is indeed not an overstatement to say that the Samurai Blue did not deceive anybody in the ‘contentious game’ against Poland. It was a pure math. It was the Samurai’s bloodthirsty aspiration to win the game that proved decisive.

Therefore, there isn’t a slightest reason for the Japanese squad to feel guilty or apologize. Instead they should be proud for being the only Asian representative to advance to the knockout stage.

Senegal’s handsome 42 year old manager Cisse is truly a good sport and I like him. He’s funny and entertaining too. And I humbly hope that nor he or any other Senegalese fans do not bear a grudge because Japan advanced to round 16 instead of them.

But still, I must admit that FIFA’s Collina’s decision to appoint 3 Senegalese referees for the crucial match between the Samurai Blue and the Belgians is nothing more than an inexplicable parody.

As a matter of fact, such a choice should have been a last resort.

When there are dozens of FIFA referees registered from over 200 countries, why did it have to be Senegal? If FIFA was and is indisputably a “FAIR” organization, it should reject the Italian E.T’s biased choice and act accordingly. Because having 3 decisive referees from a country where some may be thinking “Japan cheated its way to round 16 at the cost of Senegal” is extremely UNFAIR, to my knowledge. I mean, it’s like bringing in an Argentine referee right after 1982 Falklands war – in a game between the Brits and the Argentines.

It’s that ridiculous.

It’s synonymous for Belgium having 14 men on the field.

So FIFA, please reconsider the E.T’s unbelievably shallow minded hypocritical choice if you actually value fairness.

As the old saying goes, “One man’s meat is another man’s poison”.

Thank you very much.

 

 

Yujiro

 

 

 

コロンビア戦と同じく先制点さえ取れば、日本はベルギーにも勝てる | 谷山雄二朗 BLOG

チョコレートは、溶けるものだ。

ということは即ち、ベルギー・チョコが特産品のサッカー・ベルギー代表も「トケル」。そう、アキレス腱があるということ。

ぼくはサッカーでは、六本木の防衛庁跡地に本社があるKonamiの傑作「ウイニング・イレヴン」のチーム監督兼選手しか務めたことがないが、そのど素人感覚から見る限り「先制点」がわが日本代表の次戦の勝敗の分岐点になると考える。

つまり、INUIかOSACOかダブルSHIN-G (香川か岡崎のシンジ)が先制点さえ挙げてくれれば、世界3位だろうが300位だろうが知らないがベルギーはパニックに陥り空中分解すると読む。FIFAランキングなど屁もクソもない。現に、ランキング「世界1位」というドイツが、同57位の韓国に屈したではないか。

しかもあろうことに、孫正義ならぬソン・フンミン率いる同国は、なんとアジア最終予選では中国とカタールにさえ負けている。あの小太り習近平さんも嘆く劇弱チャイナに、だOMG。いくらドイツが韓国を舐めまくっていたとはいえ、勝利は勝利だ。

つまり、世界61位だというアジアの盟主Japanが、同3位のチョコの国に勝つのだって屁の河童。どうったことない。

先制点さえ取れれば。

そう、コロンビア戦と同じく日本はゲーム開始早々から積極的に先制攻撃を仕掛けねばならない。ハングリー精神剥き出しで、飢えた野良犬の如く優等生ベルギーに襲いかかるのだ。攻めて攻めて攻めまくる。底力では若干劣る”Lucky Japan” (今大会、日本はかなりツイテイルので、勝手にそう呼んでいる)かもしれないが、日本時間7月3日の試合は何が何でも先制点が必要だ。

逆に、それを取られたら勝てない。少なくとも、ぼくはそう考える。

先制点さえ取れば、仮に追いつかれたとしてもPK戦に持ち込める可能性も十分にある。となれば、運が左右する。ならば大丈夫だ。

INUIよ、「犬」い、たれ。そうだ、狂犬に。

余談だが58年前の今日、金剛ならぬアフリカのコンゴ共和国が独立を果たした。何を隠そう1960年6月30日に旧宗主国ベルギーから自由を奪い取ったのだ。1879年に植民地になったCONGOだが、独立後の同国に生まれた名選手こそ Roger Lukaku. 現ベルギー代表のモンスター・ストライカーことルカク選手のパパだ。

そもそも、ベルギー代表で「ルカク」などという名前は西洋人ではありえない。

奴隷ないしは畜生同然の扱いを受けていた原住民(当時のヨーロッパ人は、勝手に地図に線を引いてアフリカを分割した)の子孫こそ、現 Manchester Unitedが誇るロメル・ルカク。即ちフランス代表(半分はアフリカ系)やイギリス代表同様、サッカーワールドカップのベルギー代表も、アフリカ大陸の旧植民地の流れをくむ「人材」をフルに活用している意味で、本当の「フル代表」といえる。

つまり極端な言い方をすれば、わが国が明々後日戦う相手は「ベルギー&コンゴ共和国」代表というハイブリッドチームだということに他ならない。

強くて当然である。

ズルいといえば確かに狡いが、ベルギーの歴史・成り立ちが旧植民地からの移民を受け入れてきたものである以上、致し方ない。かつて日本代表にも、李忠成という朝鮮の血を引く名ストライカーがいた。

サッカーワールドカップとは、国家が刻んできた歴史を反映する鏡そのものなのだ。

勝とう日本!

ベルギー・チョコは、必ず溶ける。所詮は過大評価された小さな板チョコレートだと思って、怯まず戦い先取点をもぎ取ろう。

ポーランド戦の最後の10分間は、見事な戦いぶりだった。いい人すぎるお人好し日本人が、世界の舞台でずる賢く計算高くしかも「ルールに則って」勝利を掴んだことには、大きな価値がある。長谷部誠も吉田麻也もまるで中国人のように見えたが(ただ、本物のチャイニーズは、南シナ海一つとっても分かる通り国際法もルールも平気で破る)、日本人もこれからはしたたかに生まれ変わる必要がある。

でなければ、それこそ独裁中国にハットトリックを決められてしまうぞ。

FIFA World Cup. それは四年に一回のビッグチャンス。

マキアヴェリストに徹しなければならない。この地球最大のお祭りは、血の流れない戦争なのだから。惜しくも3位に甘んじたセネガルの諸君も、11億円も獲得したのだからホクホクに違いないと勘ぐるのは果たして浅はかだろうか。

先制攻撃、先制点。

くどいようだが、それがすべてだ。

日の丸の “Lucky Japan”、頼んだぞ!

Thank you.

8 reasons why Japan will crush Colombia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup – The Power of YaTa Garass 八咫烏で日本がコロンビアに勝つ

Today, Japan’s invincible “Samurai Blue” will play Colombia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. First stage, first match, Group H.

You can follow the game LIVE on the FIFA official website.

And I would humbly like to assert that you have every reason to believe in Japan’s victory today at the Moldavia Arena in Saransk.

Here are 8 solid reasons why.

 

  1. Kagawa Shinji is back. The Borussia Dortmund striker, who also played for Mr Fergusson’s Manchester United is now in perfect shape, having overcome  a tendon injury he suffered in January. Japan’s No.10 proved it when Japan slashed Paraguay 4-2 at a friendly test match 6 days ago. And I believe that he is ready to make a huge difference today.
  2. James Rodriguez is no longer what he used to be. That’s why he was transferred form Real Madrid to Bayern Munich. As the Sports Illustrated reports, the Colombian star has failed to prove what he is worth after the stunning World Cup debut in Brazil 2014. Of course there’s no denying the fact that Colombia’s No.10 is still an unreal technician, having scored 6 times in 19 appearances at the Bundesliga – but still, he is too handsome a man to  be a top scorer in Russia like he did four years ago.
  3. Colombia elected a new president just 3 days ago. Ivan Duque, a U.S educated conservative could not only destabilize his country but his soccer team. Ludicrous as it may sound, the Washington Times has reported “Peace may be the loser” – and the de-stability in Bogota’s internal affairs could subconsciously downplay its national squad. We’ve also got to bear in mind that a former Colombian star player Andres Escobar was assassinated by his own fellow citizens after his devastating own goal at the 1994 FIFA world cup. The tragedy underscores the fact the enormous pressure Colombian players face till this very day – which may lead to underperformance.
  4. The Samurai Blue has a brand new lethal weapon, Inui Takashi. Spain’s La liga footballer scored two goals against Paraguay a week ago, and is in a super fit shape. Many of you may have never even heard of him, but Eibar’s attacking midfielder who will play for Real Betis next season was often referred to by Japan’s sacked manger Vahid Halilhodzic as “Maradona of Japan”.
  5. Radamel Falcao is too good. “El Tigre” (Tiger in Spanish) as he is often referred to by the mighty Colombians is definitely a brilliant attacker who has overcome a tragic injury right before the FIFA World Cup 2014. The Monaco striker is an absolute monster, a pretty dangerous one. But the fact that he is “too great” may ironically isolate him in today’s match.
  6. Southampton’s defender Yoshida Maya is ready. The 189cm Samurai will surely play a pivotal role in blocking Rodriguez and Falcao, and he knows how to do it.
  7. Japan’s new coach Nishino Akira is a lucky bastard. Obscure as he may be, Nishino created history by managing Japan’s magical victory over Brazil in 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Boy, is he gonna do it again fellas.
  8. The Power of YaTa Garass.   If you look closely at the official uniform of the Samurai Blue, you will see a black bird on the chest – which is an absolute, irreplaceable emblem for Japan soccer. 八咫烏, or YaTa Garass – as it is called is a legendary bird in Japanese mythology that is known for leading Japan’s first Emperor Jimmu (660B.C〜) to the right path to success back in the olden times. It is indeed an interesting bird with just 3 legs (please look carefully!) – so do not mistaken it for a mere crow. YaTa Garass is also enshrined as a Guardian Angel in 3 Shinto shrines; Kumanonachitaisha Shrine, Kumanohongutaisha Shrine as well as the Kumanohayatamataisha Shrine which is located in Kumano, also a profound UNESCO World Heritage sight. When Japan’s Women Soccer Team won the Women’s FIFA World cup 2011, it was of course the YaTa Garass that led the girls led by the living legend Sawa Homare to stunning the world.    And now, it is the mythical bird that will create an unforgettable miracle once again. Get ready ladies and gentlemen!  

 

Arigato Gozaimass for reading!

 

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