2019 ごあいさつ 「ロシア人 プルシェンコと考えた、北方領土の解決法」 谷山雄二朗

Editor in Chief Yujiro Samurai Taniyama

猪突盲信。

これだけは気をつけよう、平成三十一年!

明けましておめでとうございます。みなさんにとって、2019年が好色ならぬ好運なる一年になりますよう、心よりお祈りもうしあげます。いや、もちろん前者でもまったく構いませんが。

お正月早々、元ロシア人のフィギュアスケーター、エフゲニー・プルシェンコ氏を TOKYOの某路上で「発見」した。と思いきや、彼のそっくりさんであった。話しかけると、モスクワから二週間の旅に来ているという。ひとり旅か。「京都は行ってきました」、というので「そうか、広島も?」と尋ねると、“プルシェンコ”は、申し訳なさそうに首を横に振った。

日本史上初、訪日客が3000万人を突破した2018年。

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Bollox Russians! ‘Novichok Sushi’ Putin must compensate for enslaving 600,000 Japanese POW before proposing a murky ‘peace treaty’

Yujiro Taniyama, Japan Broadcasting.net Editor in Chief

 

 

 

Abe must ignore Putin’s bogus

Beer belly Vladimir has done it once again.

The Russian president in imploring Japan’s Abe Shinzo to invest on his soil to boost its struggling economy.

But he did it through an irrational way yesterday at the Eastern Economic Forum currently being held in Vladivostok. That’s right, Putin proposed a ‘peace treaty without preconditions’.

What a disingenuous, unfeasible intimidation against Tokyo.

Abe must repudiate this deplorable offer without question.

I emphatically claim so based on three Soviet transgressions of the past.

The first is Stalin’s blatant violation of a peace treaty.

On April 13, 1941, Japan signed a non-aggression pact with then Soviet Union which was valid for five years till April 1946. Despite the fact, after Truman dropped the notorious indiscriminate bomb on innocent men, women and children in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, Stalin immediately ordered his men to prepare for the invasion of Japanese territories in which he began three days later.

Russians attacked Japan’s Chishima Islands (Kuril Is), tortured and raped women and occupied it all including the northern territories of Etorofu, Kunashiri, Habomai and Shicotan.

No matter how the Russians self justify themselves, this is a clear violation of a bilateral pact. So when Putin said yesterday “a peace treaty without preconditions” – it meant that Russia has no intention to return the four islands in which Tokyo claims its sovereign rights.

Putin de facto kicked Abe in the crotch without warning.

Boy is he a typical Russian.

The second reason why the Russian President’s “sham peace treaty” offer ought to be neglected is due to a Soviet war crime hardly known to the western world today.

An abduction and enslavement of over six-hundred-thousand Japanese prisoners for 10 YEARS AFTER WW2 ENDED. They were sent to -40℃ freezing Siberia and elsewhere to construct railroads and various infrastructures.

The actual figure of the fatalities is yet unclear, but an American historian William F. Nima estimated 254,000 died and 93,000 missing.

This is not only a clear violation of international law but also an egregious war crime. Ex-Soviet/Russian governments have never given an official apology or compensation which inevitably has deepened Japanese antipathy towards the Kremlin in the past years.

And now we have Putin proposing a “peace treaty without preconditions?”

Give me a break, give me a Vodka fellas.

Thirdly, and lastly.

I simply don’t trust the Russians.

The Slav women are beautiful as they are indeed, but Kremlin stole Crimea in 2014, allegedly assassinated its former spy agent with deadly agent polonium, and the recent Novichok poisoning in the U.K. And Putin’s perpetual “don’t underestimate our nukes” bravado is more than repugnant. Therefore I believe my apprehension of Russia’s illicit occupation of Japan’s northern territories off the coast of Hokkaido (hit by a devastating earthquake last week) and its arrogant ‘peace treaty’ narrative surely is not baseless.

I mean, how can you forge a trustworthy relationship with a country whose allegedly infiltrated U.S democratic elections?! Moscow mule surely tastes good, but Moscow itself is nothing but a loose cannon far more than Trump to my understanding.

Viable approach is indispensable of course, but I am quite precarious on how Abe in the recent years has been contained by this beer belly loose cannon, having met more than 22 times in the recent years. Abe boasts that they call each other by their first names, but what’s hilarious at the same time deplorable is that Putin downplays the Japanese PM occasionally. In December 2016 meeting in Nagato (Abe’s home territory), the loose cannon was two hours forty minutes late.

That’s pretty humiliating for the host.

There’s no denying the fact that Putin is a formidable adversary like China’s Xi.

Foes and allies.

I understand Abe’s ambition to mark a historical legacy regarding the ‘4 disputed islands’, but he’s got to bear in mind that acting like a friend and being a friend is a totally different thing.

“Vladimir-Shinzo” sentimental indulgence may result in an irretrievable damage.

You may as well call it a “Novichok Sushi”.

North Korea’s Kim Jong un should fight SUMO champ Kisenosato

Mt.Fuji is the most classic, aesthetic and symmetric mountain in the world as far as I know. And it is proven by the mere fact that it’s beauty is renowned not only domestically, but also internationally.

“Harumafuji” and “Terunofuji” are both distinguished Mongolian SUMO wrestlers, though their name includes the word ‘FUJI’.

And yesterday, the new Yokozuna or Grand Champion Kisenosato crushed Terunofuji twice to win the Spring SUMO tournament, according to the Associated Press. Its’ truly a little surprise that AP has posted this article on Japan’s indigenous  ‘sport’ – which I must say is in a way an incorrect term, since SUMO is NOT precisely a sport but a Shinto ritual that roots back 1500 years ago.

If you are a foreigner, you may wonder “Boy, aren’t these FATTYS obese! Eating too much rice bowls and ramens?”.

Well, I do not deny that. But remember, these boys are not just a fatty like Mr Michael Moore, but DO have huge muscles and they also train their body (especially the hip-joint between the legs) to make it extremely soft in order to prevent serious injuries.

 

Now.

 

People in North Korea are purportedly eating shoes.

ASICS? NIKE? Onizuka Tiger?! Adidas?!  Who knows. Malnutrition seems rampant, since their authoritarian regime is keen on flooding 90% of its annual budget into its nuclear missile program. Not enough food on the table, and its citizens are skin and bones.

But there’s just one exception. Yes, the “Fatty” Sumo-wrestler-like guy, Kim Jong un.

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