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

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

8 Reasons why Japan must obtain Nuclear Weapons. This is no MANGA, fellas

 

This is not a new episode of NARUTO, DORAEMON or YOUR NAME IS.

That’s right, it’s real.

North Korea’s autocratic regime “successfully” tested their latest ‘Hydrogen Bomb’ yesterday (Sept. 3). Congratulations Mr Kim, I think you have done it once again.

You are indeed fat, inexplicable and brave.

North Korea can now inflict violence on Japan using the world’s deadliest weapon.

If you live in Europe or North America I assume that you do not feel their repugnant provocation directly through your skin. 6 days ago the North launched its proud Hwasong-12 missile (meaning Mars) ‘over our mainland’, freaking us out.

The peace loving, unthinking flock of sheep in Tokyo and across the whole nation had their diapers all wet in despair. (Including myself, shame)

The situation in East Asia is escalating rapidly to a crucial level, starring the ruthless barbarian (Mr Kim). I am currently based in Tokyo, which is one of the ‘main targets’ for his men since the world’s largest mega-city is also a ‘home’ for over 130 U.S bases and military facilities, which is of course by far too many to my understanding. (You may be surprised by this hilarious fact already)

 

“All options are on the table” for Washington. Trump tweeted “North Korea is dangerous”, as always. But personally I do play down the ‘pre-emtive strike’ narrative by the U.S, since it is synonymous for the annihilation of Seoul – a city of 10 million.

But of course, it could happen. Hiroshima did happen, and so did Nagasaki.

That being said, probably learning from history means that we have to imagine the unimaginable.

Predict the unpredictable.

I repeat. Pyongyang is an imminent threat. Albeit being the most peaceful man on the face of the earth and also as a timid, shy Japanese national, my argument is that Tokyo should, and must posess its own nuclear weapons.

What? To wage war on China? Well, to be honest we are too ‘old’ for that. Please bear in mind that one out of every four Japanese are now aged over 65.

As the taste of Ramen changes frequently, so should the security stategy. An ‘accidental’ war could be trigerred at any moment in the areas surrounding the Sea of Japan. This is neither a Manga, ONE PIECE or an Anime, meaning that to obtain a new ‘Samurai Sword’ has now become Tokyo’s ultimate priority.

Here are 8 reasons why.

 

 

1. ‘U.S nuclear deterrent’ is unfortunately not working. This fact has been proven by the fact North Korea has already gone nuclear. As a big fan of MLB (and Ichiro), I do count on the world’s most powerful military with a stunning $600 billion annual budget. But even their super pricy ‘nuclear umbrella’ could not prevent Pyongyang going nuclear. Let’s face it.

 

 

2. Absolute deterrent against Pyongyang.  Tokyo desperately needs a feasible deterrent in order to SURVIVE. If NK’s nukes become eligible (in a couple of months) to strike L.A or N.Y, it is highly likely Trump will ‘strike a deal’ with Kim allowing the posession of SRBMs such as Nodong and Tepodong missiles, on the condition they abandon ICBMs – meaning the end of U.S nuclear deterrence for Japan.

 

 

3. BALANCE OF POWER. Besides, the current S.Korean government led by Mun is ultra liberal, with an extremely soft stance on the North. Furthermore, a ‘Unified Korea’ within the next two decades shall also mean ‘Nuclear Korea’. That being said, Tokyo with nukes will neutralize the region. Japan has 46.9 metric tons of plutonium stockpiled (2016), with the capacity to build 5,000 nukes.

 

 

4. ‘9th AMENDMENT’ – About time the ‘Flock of sheep’ claim responsibility for it’s own safety, instead of acting like a panting puppy of Washington (like the U.K) –  Japan has become a ‘burden’ for America as Trump had claimed at a CNN interview in March, 2016 if my memory is correct (“They must pay more for defense, they should defend on its own against N.Korea, U.S is bankrupt with $21 trillion!”, he said, remember?). It is a well known fact that the Japanese are obsessed with ‘nuclear allergy’ due to its traumatic past of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. However, under the current circumstances the ‘unthinkable’ is thinkable. If the Japanese are not dumb, posessing nuclear bombs may also lead to amending the ‘Manga Constitution Article 9’ in the next general election (expected in 2018) – obtaining offensive capability which is currently prohibited under the U.S made 1946 constitution.

 

 

5. SENKAKU ISLANDS. Regional power China is flexing its military muscles daily infiltrating the territorial waters of Japan’s Senkaku Islands. Just like their military buildup in the S.China sea and the reclamation of artificial islands, Beijing is preparing for a direct invasion of the Senkakus which is highly likely to trigger WW3. Nuclear armed Tokyo shall definitely contribute to regional stability. Also remember, we of course do not kidnap human rights lawyers.

 

6. U.S WILL NOT ‘DEFEND’ JAPAN RISKING IT’s MAINLAND. Machiavellism. National interest. That’s how politics work. Don’t get me wrong, I am no anti-American. It’s all the Japanese’s fault that we have been overly dependent and subservient in its relationship with the U.S. I repeat, WE are to blame.

 

7. Non-Proliferation Treaty/Strategy is dead. I do condone the latest moves by 122 brave nations that signed a historic treaty to ban nuclear bombs, but  Kim’s recent nukes/missile tests have invalidated the whole process.  John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ is a true classic, but the time for hypocrisy is over. Besides, the P5 will never abandon their prerogatives.

 

 

8. Please think for yourself. You are by far smarter than me.

 

 

 

Btw, I saw a brilliant comedy starring Robert De Niro, Sean Penn and Demi Moore last night.

 

That’s right, “We’re No Angels”.

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

Yujiro Taniyama – Editor in Chief, Japan Broadcasting

 

 

 

SENTAKU ISLANDS and the Secrets of the Laundry Machine | U.S Edition

A ROLLING stone gathers no moss. 

Today, I am humbled and honored to introduce you my latest book – SENTAKU ISLANDS and the Secrets of the Laundry Machine.

It is an adventure fiction about a 14 year old girl Qyunkyun from SUSHILAND, battling her way through relentless challenges by rogue neighbors such as the ‘FAT TURD’ of KIMCHILAND.

Deep gratitude to my editor, Andy Bucci for his amazing work. 

Hope you enjoy!

Yujiro 

Korea’s Mun Jae in is a Big Fat Liar – 韓国の文大統領は真っ赤な嘘つき

This newly elect is a dangerous man.

First of all, he seems quite comfortable making blatant lies.

Ultra leftist South Korean president Mun Jae in made a baseless, repugnant statement on  Washington Post Lally Weymouth interview 2 days ago. 

Just as a reminder, I’d like to underscore the fact that Mun (not Mum) is such an ultra left extremist that he’s now proposing CO-HOSTING THE 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS WITH NORTH KOREA. 

This is a ridiculous claim, given the fact Pyongyang is a notorious, barbaric state run by a human scum Kim Jong un. An innocent 22 year old American Otto Warmbier was de facto murdered by the fat turd regime for “subversion”; as you may already heard of recently. 



Demagoguery Mun Jae in

Now. 

When interviewed by Ms Weymouth  two days ago on his plan to “reexamine the 2015 comfort women agreement” that was signed by Mun’s predecessor Pak Geun bye and Japan’s PM Abe, this is what he said. 

A: The comfort-women agreement that we made with Japan during the last administration is not accepted by the people of Korea, particularly by the victims. They are against this agreement. The core to resolving the issue is for Japan to take legal responsibility for its actions and to make an official [government] apology. But we should not block the advancement of Korea-Japan bilateral relations just because of this one issue.

Boy, what an unthinking man he is, enjoying the so called “victimhood” on a controversy based on unsubstantiated claims by the former Comfort Women.

But we won’t go into debating the issue itself on this blog. On the other hand, it is my sincere duty to notify and prove to each and every one of you how discredited this pro Pyongyang man is. 

To my understanding, this is in a way a crime perpetrated with words.
Mun argues that “the agreement is not accepted by the Koreans, PARTICULARY BY THE FMR COMFORT WOMEN”;  which is an untrue, baseless claim. 

Why?!

Because out of the 46 fmr Comfort Women, 34 have accepted and received $97,000 each. Furthermore, Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported on Dec.23,2016 article that 35 families of the bereaved fmr Comfort Women also had been paid $20,000 each. 

This is a huge sum especially when considering the fact that 61 former Korean Comfort Women had already received $50,000 each through the Asian Women’s Fund that was established in 1995. 

Taking these irrefutable facts into account, we, the people of the civilized modern world must not dare hesitate to defy Mun’s absurd lie that “especially the fmr Comfort Women do not accept the 2015 agreement”; when majority of them have accepted the money. 

Therefore, we should not take Mun’s statement at face value, nor be duped by this pro Pyongyang demagoguery. 

“TOY”
Lastly, let me also refute his claim that Abe ought to “apologize”. 
Beg your pardon?

The Japanese PM’s have repeatedly “apologized” since PM Miyazawa Kiichi in 1992. To my understanding, it’s been apparently overdone. 

I lastly would like to underscore the fact that Korean politicians and their hyper hysterical media use this contentious issue to meet their political ends. 

For them, and their hypocritical “human rights activists” – those unfortunate elderly ladies are nothing but a toy to gain subsidies and votes, or a political tool to say the least. 

Good Rising!

Yujiro Taniyama
– Japan Broadcasting Editor in chief 

Dog Eating Alliance – China, Nuclear Korea and Grass eater Japan 「犬食同盟」

 

 

Soviet’s death

When the Berlin Wall was torn down in November 1989, U.S.S.R de facto died.

‘Ronald’ prevailed, ‘Nancy’ cheered, ‘Mikhail’ vanquished and ‘Donald’ was merely a flamboyant real-estate celebrity.

Just 3 months prior to this “end of East-Germany”, thousands of Chinese students and innocent protesters were massacred in Tiananmen.

The date was June 4th.

Communist autocrat Deng Xiao ping’s tanks ruthlessly ran over his ‘worthless traitors’ demanding democracy.

 

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the U.S realized that it had lost its longstanding menace since September 1945. Washington was simultaneously deprived of its crucial objective during the cold war – to “crush the Russians”.

That left the U.S to give priority and focus on the domestic issues, such as racism, gun violence, teenage pregnancy and “creating jobs” for the Americans.

The end of the cold war meant the beginning of American isolationism.

Therefore, it is natural to think that Donald Trump’s protectionism and “America First” policy in fact has its basic roots back then, nearly three decades ago. And that may be why the incumbent 45th Mr President is keen on maintaining amicable relationship with Kremlin.

Or am I digging in too far?! Too hypothetical?

Anyways, one thing for certain and unshakable is that the fall of the Soviet Union automatically left the U.S as the sole superpower.

 

 

 

Dog steak in Beijing

But now in 2017, a brand new ‘superpower’ is on the rise.

Eating dogs is ubiquitous in this authoritarian state, where Google, YouTube and Facebook are banned. And what’s worse, this rising power is eating up all the “islands” in South China sea, reclaiming it, then renovating them to artificial military bases.

Some call them ‘man-made islands’.

7 of them purportedly have been built so far.

 

 

 

Does VP Mike Pence eat dog steak with some mash potato and ketchup? I doubt it. For the Americans, dogs are not edible, but “walkable”….. I mean, Californians love walking dogs along the beaches of Santa Monica.

That goes the same from Tokyo, Milano to San Francisco, worldwide.

So, what do we make out of it?!

 

 

Dog Meat Festival

According to Clair Huot, the Associate Professor at the University of Calgary, “dog meat was three times cheaper than a pig by the Eastern Han dynasty”.

Dog eating and killing is widely practiced even today, and the Chinese often eat them as a hotpot. Dog head, dog brain, dog tongue, puppies are a lavish meal.

“Dog Meat Festival” began in the province of Jiangsu in 2007.

Ms Huot has also pointed out that on January 10, 2016, Nanjing local news reported a gruesome scene of a 60 year old man skinning the dog alive on Dachang street.

I may be a vulgar, abrasive man, but still regard myself as a catalyst for peace. Furthermore, I do not club dogs to death like the Chinese butchers do today. That’s blatantly barbaric.

And I sincerely would like to notify you great readers that if we don’t remain vigilant, the corrupt, sneaky Beijing officials will start treating you and I like a Saint Bernard or a local street dog sent to the the famous Dog Meat Festival.

 

 

International law is “rubbish”

Last year in 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Hague ruled that the so called the “9 dash line” claimed by China is baseless and illicit under the international law. While Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Taiwan claim sovereignty over the scattered islands in South China Sea where $5 trillion worth world trade passes through, Beijing somehow defiantly argues “90% of the sea ‘historically’ belongs to China” – whatever that means.

 

Whats’ s even more ludicrous, Beijing downplayed last year’s historic, decisive ruling by The Hague calling it a “rubbish”.

Boy, what an inhumane response, just like butchering dogs.

And of course, I emphatically refute Beijing’s inexplicable, unsubstantiated claims that hilariously undermines the international law.

 

For the PRC, all its surrounding waters and territories as well as its Asian neighbors are de facto ‘dogs’ – edible to say the least. Credit Suisse think tank report ranks Beijing as the world’s 3rd largest military, just behind U.S and Russia with annual budget of $215 billion (2016).

That’s far larger than that of all the Asian nations combined.

 

 

 

Nuked Pyongyang

Then comes the famous fat turd, Mr Kim Jong un.

The hugely overweight totalitarian ruler has already made irretrievable damages in its foreign relations by conducting ICBM tests almost “weekly”, while his people are eating shoes.

 

From east to west, the world today faces tumultuous catastrophes and political turmoil more than ever before, and that especially in east Asia.

Nuked Pyongyang has already become a irrefutable reality, while the troublesome former Seoul president is behind bars. I am a big fan of the classic novel “Moon and the Six pence” by Maugham, but the new ‘MOON’ in the Blue house (Seoul presidential HQ) seems to be nothing but a pro-North Korean populist and a successor of the late disgraced ultra -left president Roh Moohyung.

I do anticipate that the Tokyo-Seoul relationship will be crucially undermined under this Moon presidency that’s just took off.

 

 

Dog Eating Alliance

We the Japanese eat Whale meat, both raw and cooked. I must admit that it’s awfully smelly, but at the same time its finger lickin’ good, so give it a try when you visit Tokyo on your next trip.

Just a 90 minute train ride from the Tokyo station will carry you to this coastal town of Tateyama in Chiba (not China) prefecture. Yes, please hop off at the Tateyama station. Why? Because you can enjoy the yummy cuisine unavailable in London, Hong kong or San Paulo. Yes, the famous whale meat lunch box is available for just 900 yen, so give it a shot of your lifetime!

 

But we don’t eat dogs.

Koreans are no different from the Chinese when it comes to Saint Bernards. Though it may be not on a menu, go ask for a ‘dog’ at a Korean restaurant and they should offer you a ‘plan B’.

 

 

Ostensibly, Dog eating Beijing has implemented “tough sanctions” on Pyongyang by suspending the purchase of North Korean coal until the end of 2017. But still, the recent media reports suggest that China – North Korea trade grew by 37.4 % in the first quarter of this year compared to that of 2016.

This means that the “Dog Eating Alliance” (D.E.A) is still solid and robust behind the curtain.

We’ve all got to bear in mind that both countries have infatuation with dogs. And that not as pets, but as their evening buffet.

That, they have in common.

It pretty much stands out, since probably no other country does the same in a modern world these days. And my argument is that this DOG EATING ALLIANCE is unshakable, and unbreakable, just like dogs mate daily across the globe.

That being said, I’d like to conclude this article by contemplating Tokyo’s role in facing this hugely disruptive alliance.

 

 

 

Shameful Grass eaters

Let me make it crystal clear. Don’t count on us.

Why?

The answer is quite simple.

The Japanese don’t eat dogs. But instead, we are “Grass eaters”. I don’t mean cannabis, but just a plain grass in the countryside.

To make a long story short, the Japanese today has got no balls like Mr Trump. You may point out that his predecessor also had no balls, unable to intervene militarily in Syria or halt PRC’s military invasion in the South China sea.

But still, its just incomparable to the complacency and irresponsibility of the “diligent” Japanese regarding not only the national security, but peace and stability in the region.

Humans are apt to become belligerent by eating MEAT.

Your muscle becomes larger, with nutritious oily protein while the sexual desires soar also by consuming beef and pork, without a doubt DOGS for some people.

Though not public displayed, Koreans and the Chinese for a long time believed (and still do) that DOG STEW empowers you with resilience and stamina. Ancient Chinese also believed dog eating ward off evil spirit.

 

On the other hand, the Japanese were banned from eating “4 legged animals” until the Meiji Restoration that began in 1868. Therefore, the world famous “Sukiyaki” wasn’t even on our menu till Commodore Perry knocked Japan Shogunate’s door in 1853.

Instead, we eat fish.

You know that, and so do I.

 

However, what’s critical is that the modern Japanese are “Grass eaters” – not dogs, not fish, but GRASS.

Lambs eat grass.

While they eat all day, they don’t speak a word. They are horrendously quiet, polite and ‘enslaved’ by their master. All they care about is fulfilling its voracious appetite in a small world they live in.

That’s right. Flock of sheep – that’s what we are today, ladies and gentlemen.

 

If the American isolationism is said to have begun in the early 1990’s after the fall of the Soviet Union, well the Japanese isolationism is an ongoing issue. You may obviously point out “What the heck! The McDonalds in Shibuya and Shinjuku is packed with millennials and schoolgirls eating cheeseburger with coke” ;

Well, that is factually correct.

Our diet deeply relies on meat today, as well as fish. Bread than rice. Obesity has become a huge issue just like any other G7 nations.

That’s right. My “Grass eaters” narrative is all about our mentality, psychological-wise. Playing Playstation and Nintendo on Friday nights instead of asking a girl out for a pint of beer is nothing new these days, in Tokyo. The recent surveys discloses some deplorable reality that a common “DREAM” for elementary school kids and the millennials is to ‘become a bureaucrat at a local town office’ –

Sad.

Only 23.5% of the Japanese possesses passport today.

While over 300,000 Chinese students study in the U.S today, you rarely see a Japanese honor student at Harvard.

Pity.

Insular thinking roots deep in our society, undermining its resilience as a nation.

 

What’s worse, having eaten too much grass, the Japanese are now ‘brain dead’. Instead of revising our ‘Pussy-Cat constitution’ and building a truly sovereign state that has the capability to defend on its own, we are overly subservient in our relationship with Washington and count too heavily on Mr Trump’s military muscles.

Tokyo is a concubine of Washington.

And I don’t blame the Americans. They take measures based on their own national interest, and thats how politics work. The assertion Trump made during his presidential campaign last year in March, that “Japan should start thinking how to defend itself against North Korean threat. Pay more, or U.S forces will withdraw” perfectly makes sense.

It’s an irrefutable truth.

 

In order to sustain peace, stability in the region as well as the international law, Tokyo has a role to play – which is to beef up its military strength and at the same time revise article 9.2 of our constitution which stipulates “Land, Sea and Air forces will never be maintained. The right of the belligerency of the state will not be acknowledged” ; made by the U.S occupying forces in 1946 in just 7 days.

 

Not a dog meat, but a powerful North Korean nuclear missiles are hanging precariously in Mr Kim’s house, targeted at Tokyo and Kyoto. This may sound hilarious, but for the Japan-U.S alliance to prevail over the Dog Eating Alliance, we’ve got to get up on our own feet instead of being breast fed by mother Trump.

With over $20 trillion government debt, the “MILK” bottle is already empty. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is pathetically sluggish in its reforms, from the constitution, de-regulation to childcare.

 

While Trump is highly likely to exit from the Paris climate deal, American protectionism and isolationism will inevitably accelerate. And it is truly a shame that I am a resident of a frail country that must be “protected” by this untrustworthy, unthinking property tycoon.

We’ve got no balls anymore.

Only Ichiro has.

 

Thank you.

 

Good Rising!

 

 

 

Yujiro Taniyama – Japan Broadcasting Editor in Chief