Farcical South Korean court should order “Pohang Steel” to pay, not the Nippon Steel. Here’s why | Wartime reparations featuring Lee San

Yujiro Samurai Taniyama, CEO, Japan Broadcasting .net Inc

Lee San”, a Korean classic soap drama based on one the life of one of the exuberant kings of the Chosun dynasty is truly brilliant. It was produced about a decade ago and is now re-broadcast in Japan, and I’m a huge fan. Seong-yun is prettier than Taylor Swift by far too. And yes, the Korean invasion of K-pop and TV shows is so conspicuous in Tokyo and the popularity is still on the rise.

Nevertheless at the same time, the majority of the Japanese today share the feeling that the so called ‘anti-Nippon hysteria’ among the Korean judges under the influence of ultra-left Mun government is by far erratic and incompatible. I too feel that the so called the sense of ‘Victimhood’ pretty often goes just too far in Seoul, especially the liberal media.

Let me please explain.

On October 30, 2018, Seoul’s Supreme Court ordered the Japanese steelmaker ‘Nippon Steel’ to pay compensation of $88,000 to four Koreans ‘forced to work’ during the last war. This ruling is not only preposterous but baseless, as even the ultra leftist Chicago University Professor Bruce Cummings even argues; “The 1965 Japan-Korea treaty did wonders for the Korean economy, but the settlement remains controversial today because it ended the possibility of future claims against Japan”, also adding that South Korea received from Nippon a direct grant of $300 million and loans of $200 million in 1965 dollars, and private firms put in another $300 million in investment. This was at a time when Korea’s total exports were $200 million.

The sum was actually a huge chunk of money for Tokyo, which took full 18 years to pay off according to the former Tokyo Christian University Professor Nishioka Ricky. Well that’s what he told me when I once interviewed him. Let me also underscore the fact that the Korean President at the time Pak Chong Hee (the father of the now incarcerated former President Pak Geun hye) officially signed an agreement with Tokyo in 1965 that the Seoul government will take full responsibility of providing the Korean individuals with the ‘wartime reparation money’ from the direct grant of $300 million mentioned above, exonerating Tokyo from the need to compensate to Koreans one on one personally. And that explains why Chicago University Professor Cummings acknowledges that ‘the treaty ended the possibility of future claims against Japan’. Period.

However what’s ironic here is that the military strongman Pak Chong hee hardly paid money to his own people, but instead used Japan’s super big 1965 reparation money to boost its own economy investing and setting up Pohang steel company (now called POSCO, one of the giants in steel industry that even owns a professional soccer team) in his hometown. And that’s exactly why Cummings even argues Japan’s money ‘did wonders for the Korean economy’.

So the October 2018 ruling by the Seoul Supreme Court is nothing but an unfathomable farce, suddenly ordering the Nippon Steel to pay some inexplicable money, violating not only the bilateral treaty between the two governments but also defying the very basics of international law and agreements. Such a double-dealing, crooked behavior by the ultra liberal judges (under the pro-North Korean Mun administration) will only humiliate the good-hearted ordinary Korean people, not empower them.

Ludicrous as this whole ruling is, if any ‘steel company’ were to pay it would obviously be the Pohang Steel of course, not the Nippon steel.

The former king of Chosun, Lee San is hailed today as a rational, ethical leader that had lucid thoughts. And I cannot help but ponder that this once a great man now must be weeping up in heaven, for the utterly irrational demeanor by his disingenuous predecessors.

7 Reasons why Trump should meet Kim in Tokyo | Japan Broadcasting

It seems as though he has done it once again.

The incumbent U.S President, for the first time in its post war history has officially announced that he will hold a dialogue with the North Korean despot. Given the fact that no sitting U.S President has ever met Pyongyang commander in chief in post WW2 history, yesterday’s announcement was indeed historic.

When the Korean War ended in 1953, it was not the Lee Syngman’s South Korean puppet regime but the “UN Allied powers” (de facto U.S military) that signed armistice with the North. As the Japanese have never signed a peace treaty with the Russians due to the prolonged territorial dispute in the “Northern Territories” adjacent to Hokkaido – Etorofu, Kunashiri, Habomai and Shikotan islands, the same goes with the Washington and Pyongyang.

“I want a peace treaty with you, Sir Donald” – Kim Jong un shall suggest in May.

Purportedly, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his comrades are skeptical of Kim Jong un “giving up it nuclear weapons” – and fiercely oppose Trump’s move to meet Kim “without preconditions”. Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe on the other hand, almost lost face when his “golf partner” suddenly announced to the press that he’ll meet the obese dictator – but was later revealed that Trump had called Abe right after he answered “Yes” to the South Korean counterpart visiting Washington.

As a Japanese national, I must say that it is a pure shame that while the Pyongyang nuke-warheads are locked onto Tokyo and Kyoto, we are virtually left out of the talks. Our overly subservient attitude towards Washington since our obsolete post war constitution was promulgated in 1947 undoubtedly is the primary factor why things are the way they are today.

Like the British former PM James Cameron was often mocked as the “Panting Puppy” of America, Tokyo unfortunately is nothing different.

Time for a change

Personally speaking, I condone the drastic move by Trump.

Though it is simply unthinkable that Kim will actually abandon his “Toy” (Nukes, of course), there still is about a 30% possibility that “something could change” – which I think is a positive thing. Change is always good, to my understanding.

The Tokyo-Pyongyang relationship had reached a point of ‘stalemate’ since Pyongyang tested its first “nuclear bomb” in 2006. Condolezza Rice and state department official Christopher Hill made a crucial mistake back in 2008, when they were overwhelmingly “Pro-North Korean” to lift the U.S sanctions imposed on Pyongyang under the Bush administration. (Without even consulting Tokyo)

But nothing changed.

Why!? Of course, North Korea is truly a master of repudiating “deals”.

And we all know that, don’t we!?

In 1994, Hillary’s husband was also duped. The Kim dynasty is truly a master of provocation, intimidation and deception. And the West was dumb enough to repeat the mistakes.

Then now comes Donald, the “Tough Negotiator”.

Will he be duped again!? Possibly. But one thing for certain is that Trump meeting Kim vindicates tough U.N sanctions strategy imposed on the North. That’s right, its working.

Though optimistic, I am not a prophet so whether or not a “striking a DEAL” will occur is yet unclear.

The “UNPREDICTABLES” (Trump and Kim) could call the whole thing off anytime. Yet based on the current vulnerable, unstable and combustible circumstances, let me suggest that should the “dialogue” take place, TOKYO would be the ideal host.

Here are 7 reasons why.

1. Tokyo is the “safest city” among the G7 nations. We all know that. You cant buy guns for $199 at Walmart here. And of course the U.S President’s security concern. By maintaining 2000 km distance from the Korean Peninsula, he shall be safe and sound, protected by the Japanese army and the 50,000 American troops (Including Mr. USS Ronald Regan in Yokosuka) stationed in Japan.

2. Geopolitically, Tokyo lies between the Asian continent and the North American. Beijing is eager to host the dialogue as the “rising global power” of course – but Kim fears being blown up on the railway track, just like his father was.

3. Fujiya Hotel in Hakone Onsen – about an hour car ride from Tokyo by Mt.Fuji is where the historic meeting should be held. JOHN LENNON used to visit this classic hotel established in 1878 following the renowned Meiji Restoration. The two leaders can send the message of “LOVE” and “IMAGINE” as they hop into the Onsen together fully naked. As the old Japanese saying “Hadacano Tsukiai” (Naked friendship, intimate as they take bath together) goes – the two fat guys in one boiling hot Rotenburo will dominate the headlines.

Kim can fly directly to Shizuoka Mt.Fuji Airport, then a car. That way his security will be guaranteed even further.

Trump on the other hand must use Tokyo Haneda Airport, and not Yokota as he had previously done. His entrance thorough a monstrous U.S base ( size equivalent to 157 Tokyo Domes!) will not only prove provocative to Kim, but a sitting U.S President entering Japan through the backdoor (defying the official, legal procedures) will only humiliate Tokyo as the ‘Colony of America’. (Remember, that any CIA spies or U.S government officials can enter and leave Japan through Yokota without leaving any legal record, which I believe is a concrete proof that my country is far from being defined as a sovereign nation. Sad!)

4. North Korean nukes are locked on to Tokyo. Therefore, Kim should show his credibility to “abandon Nukes” at least by setting his foot on the “targeted soil”. He’s got to impress the world that he’s got the balls.

5. DMZ is by far too risky. We’ve got to bear in mind that there are over 1,000,000 troops on stand-by across the border on the other side. Should some sort of “accident” occur, Mr Trump will be a dead meat. No escape.

6. Trump wants to ‘strike a deal’ ahead of November’s U.S midterm election. And that could mean enforcing Kim to abandon ICBMs that can reach the U.S mainland (N.Y Trump Tower, his home), but on the other hand acknowledging Pyongyang’s short-range missiles that is capable of striking Shibuya’s Hachico Dog in merely 8 minutes.

That’s unacceptable to say the least, and surely undermine the “top notch relationship” among the allies. And in order to avoid such a unilateral move by Donald, Tokyo must put strong pressure on the “Wig Man”.

7. The Japanese today are nothing but a flock of sheep these days. By holding direct talks in its capitol, it may work as a remedy to wake up the emasculated nation unaware of the imminent threats not only from the North but by far more powerful neighbors Xi Jinping the ‘indefinite ruler Pooh” and Vladimir “Machoman” Putin.

In order to maintain peace and balance within the region, it would be crucial for the descendants of the proud Samurais to have concerns over global issues by abandoning its insular mindedness. Remember fellas, all our neighbors possess nukes, whether as we do not. Where’s our ‘nuclear deterrent’ ? Oh, Mr. Flip-flop?

To be blunt, that is pretty risky.

Should any contingency occur on the peninsula, S.China sea or Senkaku – WW3 could break out. Who knows!?

Yujiro Taniyama – Japan Broadcasting . net Editor in Chief

Donald the Golfer & Shinzo the Caddie

His daughter is “As dumb as a brick” – according to his “sloppy” former aide Steve Bannon. (Book: “Fire and Fury”)

Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch purpotedly labelled him as “A charlatan and a fool”.

But still, he is the kingmaker of our world today.

And of course, his name is Donald……..not the duck but Trump.

While “Winnie the Pooh” Xi Jinping has successfully hypnotised his fellow Communist comrades to allow him to rule China indefinitely, the notorious censorship of the authoritarian regime has forbidden its citizens from even searching the word “Pooh” on the internet.

What a creepy nation.

I am honestly happy that I wasn’t born in Shanghai.

The crackdown on the Tibetans, Uighurs and the Mongolians by the Beijing despot is also nothing new. Cultural genocides, the massive surveillance operations using thousands of CCTV cameras and the assimilation policy (forcing Chinese education system on the ‘aliens’) is no doubt killing the ethnicity of all the tribes.

If you don’t believe me, just go ask His Holiness the Dalai Lama the 14th.

Who cares on whether Ivanka is dumb or not!?

To be blunt, she is strikingly beautiful. Especially compared to her brother – who looks nothing but a hairy gorilla from Ueno zoo. Probably he’s biologically half Russian.

Btw, I had attended the “Pyonyang Olympics” 2018, which ended last week. The Outspoken Samurai had prepared for the worst, yes a nuclear war during the games (though forgot to purchase a gas mask made in China in advance), but fortunately it did not happen. But as Donald’s little man Mike Pence had warned, the Pyeongchang was truly a “political olympics” – used as a propaganda tool by the super fatty Kim Jong un and his friends.

As the world continued to give (during the games) an incredulous look towards the late Kim Jong Il’s youngest son who assasinated his half brother over a year ago in KL, the Seoul government’s Mun Jae in was extremely passionate to develop a close rapport with the fatty.

The ultra-left Mun government is so pro-North Korean Donald the Trump and his republican comrades must all be agitated banging their heads against the walls of the Whitehouse every morning.

 

 

 

‘Nuked Pyongyang’

 

A “Nuclear Pyongyang” is truly a nightmare, especially when Mr Kim has already developed an ICBM that can reach Tokyo is just 7 minutes or so. The famous Tsukiji’s sashimis and sushis as well as Tokyo Disneyland’s Donald the Duck will all be annihilated a way before we know that we’re all dead.

That being said, my understanding is that Japan needs to beef up its military capacity and that fast. History has proven that a war could be easily triggered by trivial matters, be it the assasination of Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his sweetheart Sophie on 28th June, 1914.

I went to a golf hitting range this morning, and struck 90 balls.

If you want to challenge me fellas, send me an invitation via JB’s website. Some people say that I’m a hell of a golfer with monstrous power of Zeus – that can hit 300 yards with 3 wood. But you see, due to the fact my political stance tilts to the right rather than to the left, often does the ball too.

Tokyo’s PM Shinzo Abe is an avid golfer unlike myself, who’s probably a fake. And Abe occasinally enjoys playing 18 holes with Donald the Golfer.

“Make the alliance even greater!” – was the original golf cap Shinzo made for Donald about 5 months ago when the latter visited Tokyo on his Asia tour. The slogan certainly did not impress me, because I could easily acknowledge how Shinzo was trying to cajole Donald on Pyongyang. But it just didn’t look cool, and from that point on (the moment the U.S President wore the cap and fled off to the golf course in suburban Tokyo), the Prime Minister of Japan had turned into a mere caddie of Donald the golfer.

In reality, we need Pentagon’s military support to maintain our sovereignty. There’s no doubt about that. Japan-U.S defence treaty is unshakable, as far as I am concerned. However at the same time, I find it absolutly shameful how the country I was born must rely on a third party (Ally – is such a pretty sounding word!) to defend itself. And it is undeniable that’s the sole reason why Shinzo must play the role of a “Pierrot” caddie.

Don’t take me wrong.

I do cherish the 7 decades old “Tomodachi friendship” with Washington.

Seven years ago, when a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck northeastern part of Japan on March 11, subsequently leading to that devastating Tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster – USS Ronald Regan and my fellow American servicemen stationed in Japan (approx.47,000) immidiately headed to the Tsunami hit areas in the face of radioactive risks.

Only a true ally ( not fake) could take such an action.

 

And while Japan today is surely in a predicament over North Korea’s nuclear threat as well as the emerging Chinese military aggression in the region, the “caddie” in reality has no choice other than to count on the “golfer”.

 

 

 

Conclusion

But in conclusion, I cannot but help argue that its about time the habitants of the Japan archipelago get up on its own feet, and start proving that they are actually the proud descendents of the Samurais who had never succumbed to external force be it Ginghis Khan or the Russians. To my understanding, the “True Samurais” led by the famous Admiral Togo de facto perished in 1905 as the Empire of Japan prevailed over the Russian Empire.

The rest is history.

More than a hundred years on since the victorious Battle of Tsushima, the Samurais are dead. The Japanese today are emasculated, overwhelmingly timid like a flock of Aussie lambs.

If Kevin Spacey actually, and forcefully grabbed the crotch of young boys, “Winnie the Pooh” is also preparing to do the same on “Tokyo boys” – only to find that there are none; I mean yeah, the balls. In the latest survey of 2015, only 11% of the Japanese today have the guts and patriotism to fight for their nation in case of war – by far the lowest among the G7 nations.

Deplorable.

Unfortunately, its we, the Japanese that are as “dumb as a brick”, not Ivanka.

Oh Donald the daddy, can I be the caddie of your daugher sir?!

 

 

Yujiro Taniyama – Japan Broadcasting.net Editor in Chief

 

 

 

UK Edition | SENTAKU ISLANDS and the Secrets of the Laundry Machine

One ENGLISHMAN can beat three Frenchmen ー 1599, Shakespeare.

Then can one PANDALANDER beat three Sushilanders?!

The answer is in my latest adventure-fantasy fiction SENTAKU ISLANDS and the Secrets of the Laundry Machine.

A 14 year old Qyunkyun faces unprecedented challenges from dangerous neighbors like the ‘FAT TURD’ of KIMCHILAND, that possesses weapons of mass destruction. 

Can one little girl make a difference?!  

I also thank Andy Bucci for the great editing, a pure professional. 
Hope you are thrilled with the book!

Yujiro 

ここまでNHKがAHOだとは! 北朝鮮の「コールド ランチ」報道

NHK番組製作者は、純粋に低脳。その証拠

 

NHKが5/28の夜7時に報道したニュース番組。

その中で、キャスターの井上あさひ氏は「今朝、北朝鮮によるコールド・ランチがありました」との主旨で自信たっぷりに報道しました。

それを聞いた瞬間、うるさい日本人は「こーるどらんち?!」 ….ちょっと待てよ…. 冷たい昼食?、と疑った。

案の定、それは Cold launch のことであった。それを、正しく“コールド ローンチ” と読めないNHK番組制作班の英語力欠如の露呈。

単にそれだけのことであった。

ニコ生ならまだしも、年間7000億円も血税を使っておきながら、この初歩的なミステイクを指摘する人間が1人もいないとは、重症と断定できよう。我々が支えている国営放送が、小学生英語レヴェルにも達していないこの現状は、恥ずべきであり極めて情けない次第である。

英語教育を小5から「科目化」する動きが決まり、小学校英語強化シフトが加速しているものの、小学生ならぬNHK職員こそ、今一度駅前留学ないしは名門校 ‘STUPID ENGLISH SCHOOL’ にでも通ったほうがよい。

しかも恐ろしいことに、NHKのウエブサイトまでが堂々と「コールド ランチ」報道という自爆テロを連発しているではないか。

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かつて Beatlesの John Lennon は “Cold Turkey” という名曲を書いたが、直訳すれば冷たい七面鳥。NHKは、”Cold launch” を “Cold lunch” と日本国民に紹介した。些細なことではあるが、我が国の国際競争力の低下は、国営放送局の英語力の欠如がもたらしたものでもあったのではないだろうか。こういう小さな読み方一つ一つが、外国語教育にとって極めて重要であることを強調しすぎることはない。

 

戦後72年間、間違った英語教育を展開してきた文科省。それを背後からさらに後押ししてきたのが、まさにまったく世界に通用しない「嘲笑ものの英語」を全国放送で今日も垂れ流す白痴NHKなのである。

 

Speechという単語を、「演説」と訳したのはかの福沢諭吉であった。慶應義塾の三田に行けば、演説館なる明治の西洋館がある。

それから150年。

未だに我が国の「リーダー」とされる方々は、鎖国思考を脱していない。

諭吉が、泣いている。

わたしは、恥ずかしい。怒りを通り越して呆れてしまっている。

 

受信料boycott やりますか、マジで。

弛んでるNHKよ、猛省せよ。

 

Good Rising!

Thank you

雄乃字

“Super Wasabi Sushi” for the New French President Macron!

Dear Mr Emanuel Macron Ph.D

Good morning sir.

And congratulations for your decisive victory this morning. I think you have done it once again, crushing the mother of all bombs (MOAB)…….., no, I mean the mother of 3, Mrs Marine Le Pen.

Sir, I knew you were going to win.

Well, to be honest that’s a big fat lie. I’d never imagined you would actually prevail, under the recent circumstances of ruthless terrorism and immigrant crisis across Europe. Of course I remember back in November 2015, 130 innocent people in Paris fell victim to those despicable Muslim extremists.

I was shocked and terrified, totally speechless in utter grief.

Outrageous acts of violence continued across the European continent even after that as you are well aware of.  Nice (pronounced Nee-ce), Belgium, Germany suicide bombers  subsequently led to my conclusion, or prediction – “The mighty French people must be feeling precarious like a pussy cat living under dictator Stalin. They must be thirsty for safety and freedom! So anti-immigrants fighter Le Pen shall prevail!”

 

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JAPAN BROADCASTING Editorial「Outspoken Samurai」 by Yujiro Taniyama 

Irasshaimase!  いらっしゃいませ   (‘Welcome’ in Japanese)

And welcome to the ‘Land of the Rising FUN’.

Good Sushi, Good life. Good Sake, Good life. And Good Tokyo, Good Tomorrow.

Escape from the cul-de-sac of flooding ‘fake news’ and tumultuous daily routine, but instead grab a can of beer and your passport ‘n cheap LCC ticket ‘n come ‘n hop into the Hakone onsen just an hour or so train ride from Haneda airport or Shinjuku or Yokohama!

Ohayo Gozaimass!

Just as for a quick introduction, my name is Yujiro Taniyama. Though some ignorant phony may mistaken me for an illegal immigrant from Chongqing, China – let me warn you folks, I am a proud Japanese national with a bloody red 10 year Japanese passport! If Mr Donald J. Trump is the 45th US President, then I am the ‘Outspoken Samurai’.

 

Outspoken Samurai of the 21st century. Sushi Fighter.

And today I am honored to announce the launch of 「OUTSPOKEN SAMURAI 」、a challenging editorial that discloses my daily clandestine thoughts on world affairs, from entertainment, Anime to Melania Trump.

It will be in both English & Japanese, and written back and forth in these two languages.

 

SUPER GAIJINS

8,346,969 foreign tourists, or Gaijins (means foreign national in Japanese. To avoid misunderstanding, this term is NOT a pejorative – all my Gaijin friends in Tokyo loves calling themselves ‘Tokyo Gaijin’) visited Japan back 10 years ago, in 2007.

In 2010, the figure was still 8,611,175. Then in 2013, for the first time in Japan’s long winding history since Emperor Jinmu 660 B.C, the Gaijin tourists hit the 10 million benchmark! And what’s astonishing, the figure skyrocketed tremendously onwards. 13,413,467 (2014) , 19,737,409 (2015. Source: JNTO) , and last year finally surpassed 24 million! OMG

As the wave of protectionism and anti-immigration spreads across the globe thanks to Mr Donald and friends (including the mighty smart Brits), my narrow path to victory and diversity goes quite the opposite.

I embrace internationalism and globalization.

Having grown up in Adelaide and Bangkok myself, I refute any sort of racism having been bullied and downplayed due to my ‘flat face’ and the color of my skin in ‘white Australia back in the ’80s when my heros MJ, Madonna and George Michael had began to dominate the MTV!

Anyways, one of my secret mission of this 「OUTSPOKEN SAMURAI 」is to connect the dots, connect the people for a better understanding of the world we live in. Prudence and benevolence.

But at the same I am the obnoxious Outspoken Samurai fellas, ready to become a smelly villain by my adversaries if needed. We’ve got to speak out in what you believe in!

Conformity is definitely a huge problem within the Japanese society and mentality, and it hampers innovation. U.S.A is definitely not the ‘Greatest Nation in the World’ (lol) as was often quoted by Obama and still is by Trump – but I must admit one greatness of America is its potential for self innovation. When J.F.K was assassinated more than half a century a go, blacks were openly referred to as ‘Stinking Niggers’ and were prohibited from attending same schools and movie theaters as the whites. But 50 years on, you have a half-black-President.

That sort of drastic change would never take place in Tokyo, unfortunately. Innovation man, I say it again, innovation! And that’s exactly why we need the damn Gaijins!

SONY is dead, SHARP is dead ( it’s Taiwanese owned now to say the least), and now TOSHIBA is gone. Thank you Mr Westinghouse. The ‘smart’ Japanese elites were duped by our fellow Americans once again)

 

Who’s next?!

Good Rising!
Not good morning, ‘coz I’m standing on the  land of the Rising Sun!

 

Yujiro Taniyama
Editor in Chief – Japan Broadcasting

Editor in Chief. Japan Broadcasting.net 「JB」

 

谷山雄二朗が書く二刀流の社説「OUTSPOKEN SAMURAI」Japan Broadcasting

こんにちは。うるさい日本人、谷山雄二朗です。

本日、新しいコンテンツがキックオフしました。

その名もズバリ、「JB」。別名 「OUTSPOKEN SAMURAI 」。

何を隠そう、格好良く言うならば、JAPAN BROADCASTING . NET – JB の社説のようなものです。

Editorial, Column, Blog, Essay, 書き物。

Global Digital Entertainment.

ちなみに、この「JB」に関しては、次のacronym, すなわち頭字語を意味している。

J = Japan、Jump(跳ぶ)、Join(合体する、つなぐ)、Joke(ユーモア、滑稽、じょうだん、おどけ)、Jubilant(歓喜と熱狂あふれる)、Journey、Journalism、地侍、熟慮、自立国家、自尊独立、神社、JoyJump

B=Broadcast, Bushido, 冒険、Boundless(無限の)、Borderless(国境なき)、文章、Bold(大胆)、Blog、ばか者たれ、Bilingual、Buddhism(仏教)、爆発力、Bilateral(相互の)、Benevolence(寛容の精神), Battle (戦い)、Ballistic(弾道の)、Beautiful, Beer, Beginning(はじまり)、Biscuit, Brave(勇敢な)、Bravo(ブラボー)、Brightly(明るく!)

「英国にhumorあり、米国にjokeあり、そしてフランスにwitあり」とはよく言われるが、では日本人の国民性とは何ぞや。勤勉は確かに美徳なのかもしれないが、それも一昔前のこと。過労死が社会問題しているこの頃だが、自分の仕事は終わっているのに「先輩がまだ帰宅しないから」とかいう理由で、夜10時まで社内に残ることはもはや “勤勉” でも何でもなく、思考停止以外の何ものでもない。

どうも日本人は根本的に’まじめすぎる’。それでは、InnovationにつながるIDEASはどうしても生まれにくくなる。ただでさえ超マニュアル社会なのだから。

よってこれから始めるこの「JB」では、あえてその真面目の真逆を行き、あえて「不真面目さ & ゆるさ」をも重視しつつアップデートしていこうと思う。そう、最も軽いとされる元素ヘリウムよりも軽く、気張らずに。

“OUTSPOKEN SAMURAI” は、なんせ我が社の「社説」。

社是を重んじつつも、’うるさい日本人’の直感を読者に話しかけるようなスタイルでぶつけていきたい。

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