$5 Sushi in Florida costs ¥100 in Nippon. Here’s why

Yujiro Samurai Taniyama, CEO, Japan Broadcasting . net Inc.

About a year ago, I was inexplicably contemplating on brevity of life, as the petals of Sakura trees in my neighborhood evaporated into thin air, day after day.

Without figuring out the answer to the “question”, and the enigma of the world we live in, that evening, I happened to dine at a ‘Corooo-Cooroo-Sushi’ (CCS)- or belt conveyor Sushi in the outskirts of Tokyo.

It was just before the groundbreaking ‘Trump-Kim Singapore summit’; I recall.

The CCS was pretty crowded, and while waiting in a queue, I inevitably spotted a blond male standing near by. He looked like a deportee from Venezuela. The nation is a pandemonium as we all know, thanks to chubby-bus-driver turned President.

“Gonna have to wait for another 30 minutes. Ready for some best Sushi’s in the world fella?! Welcome to the land of the rising fish”, I said to him, grinning.

The doughty looking guy, presumably in his late 20’s smiled back, relieved to hear some words he obviously understood. Hamacci, as I will call him here, turned out to be a U.S Navy serviceman. Just as a reminder for some readers, Hamacci (はまち)is the Japanese term for Young-Yellow-Tail. Mouthwatering good.

“Thank you for defending my little country”, I bowed.

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Ichiro, the Bushido. Magnitude 51

Yujiro Samurai Taniyama, Japan Broadcasting. net Editor in Chief

Utterly despondent I have been, for the past three days. Devastated and speechless.

Its not only me. The 126 million nationals of Japan, to say the least, as well as all the baseball fans across the world from Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, Florida, Cuba, Dominica, unhinged chubette Maduro’s Venezuela to Taiwan are highly likely sharing empathy, as well as sorrow, lamenting the departure of one of the greatest ball players the sport has ever produced.

The “shock” is presumably synonymous for ‘Magnide 51’ earthquake. It’s massive, and pretty palpable globally. Any suspicious reader (from Europe, Brazil or South East Asia that don’t seem to care less about baseball) should just Google search ICHIRO, and the results should give you some clues to what I am talking about.

The venerable man overcame immense diversities soon after he crossed the Pacific, from Kobe (known for the famous poshy beef) to Seattle, back in 2001. The majority of the Major League Baseball (MLB) fans in the U.S must have underestimated this Japanese newcomer with a funny name, that had just joined the Mariners. But as Nippon’s Shohei “ShoTime” Ohtani won the Rookie-of-the-year award last year, Ichiro immediately proved himself before the American public, that he will be the game-changer of MLB in the years to come.

2001 Rookie-of-the-year award was presented to Ichiro Suzuki.

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‘Master of Japan’ by Yujiro Samurai Taniyama 4th in Amazon Rankings! |March 14, 2019

By Team JB

Hi everyone!

Sakura season is approaching steadily, all across the Nippon archipelago! The famous Cherry Blossoms are expected to start blooming as early as March 21, in Tokyo area (according to the weather agency).

And today, we are happy and proud to announce that Master of Japan “The Cultural Learnings of the Land of the Rising Sin” (Japan Broadcasting) is ranked 4th on Amazon!

Humbly and sincerely, we thank all the great readers for purchasing this unparalleled, unprecedented book.

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Asian Cup 2019: Japan’s Fuchico to destroy Xavi’s wishful prediction

Yujiro Samurai Taniyama, Japan Broadcasting.net Editor in chief 

 

Spanish soccer legend Xavi Hernandez predicted that Qatar would defeat Japan in the finals of FIFA-AFC Asian Cup 2019, on a Qatari TV program back in December last year.

Xavi’s bets have not been capricious in any way so far, since he has actually got seven out of eight quarter-finalists correct: Iran, South Korea, Australia, UAE, China, Qatar and Japan. The Spaniard even guessed correctly, that the final match will be played between Doha and Tokyo.

That, I must say is simply splendid. He surely deserves a big credit.

However, the former Barcelona F.C midfielder unfortunately will prove crucially wrong in the upcoming match, scheduled on February 1. Since I predict that it will be the Samurai Blue that will get the last laugh.

Why? There are few reasons for this. First, Nippon has a lethal weapon; a mischievous mascot girl called Fuchico (コップのフチ子). Whenever she sits on the ‘Fuchi’, or the tip of a glass cup, the Samurais prevail.

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Japan thrashes Iran 3-0 at FIFA/AFC Asian Cup 2019. Ready and set for the record-extending 5th title

Team JB Staff writers

【Al Ain, UAE】

Japan ‘s Osako Yuya scored twice, in the 56th minute, then again just 11 minutes later on a penalty kick, while Haraguchi Genki added the final blow in the 91st minute to win the “de-facto final match” of the tournament against Iran, at the AFC Asian Cup 2019.

Now, Samurai Blue’s manager Moriyasu Hajime needs just one more win to make history, to become the first Japanese to lead its national squad to winning the prestigious Asian cup. The past four titles Nippon won (1992, 2000, 2004, 2011) were all led by foreign managers, including Zico the legend.

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5 reasons why Japan will win the AFC Asian Cup 2019 | Japan Broadcasting.net 【JB】

Yujiro Samurai Taniyama, Japan Broadcasting . net Editor in Chief

Sushi power has done it once again.

The fate of “FIFA-AFC Asian Cup 2019” now rests in the hands of Japan, Iran, Qatar and the hosts UAE. Defending champions Australia and Asian powerhouse South Korea were struck by an unfathomable tragedy last night, when they were ousted by lower-ranked foes.

Next, in the semi-finals, the Samurai Blue will fight Iran, while Qatar encounters the mighty United Arab Emirates. And for the benefit of the reader that is not a huge soccer fan, let me underscore that the Asian Cup is a crucial football event that is held every four years, to decide the No.1 in the biggest continent in the world – Asia.

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Princess Maco’s “boyfriend” Mr. Komuro Kei, his mom and her ‘Sugar Daddy’

JB’s Editor in Chief, Yujiro Samurai Taniyama

Emperor Akihito will abdicate on April 30, 2019.

His son Prince Hironomiya will then become Nippon’s 126th Tenno, a Japanese term for “symbolic figurehead of the state”, or the Emperor.

What?! The famous Prince Charles?! Well as far as I am concerned, his hyper-exuberant mom is unlikely to abdicate anytime soon, so there’s absolutely no denying the fact that he will remain as a “Happy Prince” till the flawed Brexit deal is signed, to say the least.

But in this blog, I would like to sit back and contemplate on Mr. Komuro Kei, an alleged fraudster like Mr.Carlos Ghosn the famous. Foreign reader may never heard of Mr.Komuro, or KOK (lets make this his acronym here), but this 27 year old is purportedly Nippon’s Princess Maco’s college sweetheart. I do not possess confidential datas that he is a Christian, although the pair met while both were attending International Christian University in Kichijoji city, west of Tokyo, near Academy Award winning director Miyazaki Hayao’s “Studio Giblhi“.

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Master of Japan | Cultural Learnings of the Land of the Rising Sin – Yujiro Taniyama | Now available on Amazon stores worldwide!

by JB Editorial Team

Good morning!

Today, it was announced that 30 million foreign visitors had visited Japan in 2018, for the first time in its 2,600 years history. The figure is massive! And thank you very much for visiting the land of the rising sun.

And on this historic day, Japan Broadcasting 【JB】is proud to announce the release of an unparalleled book that might blow your mind. It is titled “MASTER OF JAPAN” – with the subtitle ‘Cultural Learnings of the Amazing Land of the Rising Sin”, now available on Amazon U.S, Amazon U.K, Amazon Japan and elsewhere! The author is our editor in chief, Yujiro Samurai Taniyama.

The book’s official website page explains it all, but Team JB is thrilled to deliver a piece of work that may intrigue you with the untold side of the story, of the ridiculously opaque nation.

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もっともっと外人観光客 & 外人WORKERS Come on! もっともっと面白い Japan GO!

Japan Broadcasting . net Editor in Chief 谷山雄二朗

結論から言おう。

外人と、外人WORKERS をJapanは大歓迎するべきだ。

2025年までに、新たに50万人の外人の働き手を受け入れるというのが、当初の政府の方針だった。国内から「外圧」があったのか、それが今後5年間で34万人へと表向きは弱気に転じたが、堂々と受け入れていこうじゃないか。

みんなもご存知の通り、Japanのコンビニエンス ストアも経済も、彼らなしではもはや回らないのだから! 「単一民族が外人によって汚される」など、時代遅れもいいところ。1号と2号に振り分けられるとのことだが、極度に恐れることは無い。もちろん、国民保険は海外在住の家族には適応しないなど細かい調整は必要だが、そうしたコアな部分さえしっかりすれば、immigrants = 移民が日本列島に増えていくことは、もはや歴史の必然。

そして、なんといっても我々日本人が、しっかりと “Japan Way” : 例えばゴミ出しの方法とか細かい作法を指導する気概も不可欠。沈黙は美徳じゃない、悪徳の時代にぼくらは生きている。

面白いJapanに生まれ変わっていけるかどうかは、日本人次第。責任をもって外人に教えるべきを伝授さえしていけば、わが国のCulture もColor もしっかり伝わっていく。

言うべきはいい、楽しむべきは Enjoy!

前向きにGo.

ちなみに、今年の4月から6月期の訪日客の消費額は、1.1兆円との報道があった。Good news.

Thank you.

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.