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

Bill Cosby’s “Sex Slaves” ?! Brookhaven duped by Comfort Women

Nothing is more humiliating than a self righteous “human rights hypocrite”. 

I’m referring to the extreme left Korean-American activists in Atlanta, that were successful in misleading Brookhaven Mayor John Ernest to Set up an ugly Comfort Girl statue on July 30.

Mr Ernest is also making a fool out of himself by making such a biased, rigged decision, based on baseless, unsubstantiated claims by the Koreans that these girls were “forced by the Japanese military” during WW2.

Albeit declaring that he is a “History major”, he has not studied any concrete facts and irrefutable truth over this issue – which is horrifying especially when Mr Ernest’s ignorance will hilariously lead to “putting a total blame on the Japanese” alone on Atlanta soil on June 30.

I mean, 200,000 kidnapped SEX SLAVES?!

Beg your pardon me?! Where does that figure come from to begin with?!

Besides, on what basis do these people define the girls as “sex slaves” ?!

Ladies and gentlemen, and to those who are new to this contentious issue, let me please make one thing crystal clear. 

The girls were not. 

Furthermore, even the Seoul government has acknowledged that not a single hard evidence exists that supports the “kidnapped by the Japanese army” theory. 
I repeat. 

200,000 girls kidnapped when Japan was fighting war against Roosevelt and Truman?! 

Give me a break fellas. 

That’s synonymous with arguing that “Bill Cosby was a Sex Slave of all the white women working at Walmart in Brookhaven during the 80’s”.

I do not intend to offend any Walmart employees in Atlanta, but that’s how silly and dumb this “kidnapped sex slaves” narrative is. 

And that is exactly why I unequivocally urge you great American people to wake up before you are all duped by those self righteous pathological liars (please excuse my language, but Bernie Sanders used the same phrase too, I recall!)  – Americans of Korean ancestry. 

And what’s worse, there are also quite a few fake-feminists and ultra left American hypocrites that are making their living by bullying Japan and the Sushi people based on something that simply didn’t happen. 

 Chong Dae Hyup, a prominent Korean feminist group is one of them. 

They are funded by the Korean government, who is also keen on undermining Tokyo to meet its political ends. 

Truth means nothing for Chong Dae Hyup gangsters. 

All they do is receive all the money they could (from both governments) and concerntrate on smear campaign against Japan based on pure fiction. 

Despicable human scum they are. 

Far worse than that Pharmaceutical Martin Skrelli guy. (Currently undergoing a trial in New York)

If you are still dubious or sckeptical on which side is factually correct (logically as well) , please grab a can of Bud and watch the speech RACISM AMERICA AND SEX SLAVES – in which I made at the Central Washington University some time ago. 

You surely won’t regret it. 

For further studying, I recommend the trailer of the documentary SCOTTSBORO GIRLS.
Lastly, please bear in mind everyone that the U.S STATE DEPARTMENT’s HUMAN TRAFGICKING REPORT 2014 clearly states that “Over 200,000 Korean girls leave home annually, and are engaged in prostitution”. 


You can download the PDF on the internet, so please. 


That being said, what we’ve got to really focus on is the ongoing, rampant sex business in South Korea now in 2017 – instead of killing time and enjoying setting up ugly statues on beautiful US soil, just to satisfy chubby Democrat Mike Honda who is also using this issue to win Korean American votes in his constituency. 

Mythical protagonist.

That’s what the Comfort girls were, or are. 

Not sex slaves as we know of today. 

When collapsing North Korea is a plausible speculation today, Japan PM Abe will not kowtow nor collapse before the pathological liars. 

I mean by any chance he does make any further concession, he’d better Harakirey at his home on YouTube live. 

If the Black lives matter, so does the truth. 

My name is not Al Gore, but I do apologize to you Korean racist bullies for disclosing the inconvenient…. no, the  uncomfortable truth. 

Good Rising!
Thank you. 

Yujiro Taniyama
– Japan Broadcasting Editor in Chief 

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 

‘Fat Turd’ Kim Jong un’s mother was ‘Made in Osaka’

130 kg.

That’s how much he allegedly weighs.

Pretty heavy, to be honest.

1300 km.

That’s the distance from Pyongyang to Tokyo.

Pretty close, to be honest. ICBM shall strike the world’s largest capital of 38 million in less than ten minutes.

Whether the ‘Fat Turd’ (FT) is a smart-cookie or not as hailed by Trump, he indisputably is a huge menace to Japan as well as Asia as a whole.

Of course, we are referring to the ruthless, reckless Pyongyang dictator Kim Jong un.

FT never goes to the gym.

All he does is eat, drink, kill and excrete.

But still, the international media is totally dominated by this Fatty. Not a day goes by without the rockstars ‘FT & Donald’.

Should North Korea be obliterated, he won’t dare take the risks to continue the nuke tests, pundits say.

I don’t believe so.

FT is an enigma.

His mother Ko yong hee’s birthplace is a state secret, to begin with. The AERA magazine, published by Japan’s liberal Asahi newspaper reported back in 2012 that FT (not the Financial Times) ‘s mother was born in Tsiruhashi, Osaka in 1952. Ethnically Korean, she was purportedly a “Zainichi Nisei” (2nd generation Korean residing in Japan) according to quite a few Japanese medias.

As the third wife of the late Kim Jong il, she had three children, and the notorious FT was the second son.

The other Fatty gentleman that was murdered at KLIA recently was FT’s half brother. They had a different mom.

‘Donald Kim’ alliance

While the famously unpopular U.S president’s polls suggest only three out of ten Americans support the man, FT has the backing of 100% of its citizens.

I mean, the North Koreans are deprived of their basic voting rights. Therefore, ostensibly FT enjoys full support from its 25 million citizens.

That’s a stark contrast, isn’t it?!

Hollywood actor Robert De Niro is adamant when he rebukes Trump as a ‘stupid dog’. His coherent stance is pretty much remarkable compared to Mitt Romney for example, who called Trump a ‘phoney’ during the election but later became a panting puppy after Hillary was ousted.

Others in the business seem to have no guts to mock the 45th president the way De Niro does, and I adore the ‘Taxi driver’ for that.

‘Fat Turd’ Kim Jong un is by no means a ‘smart cookie’ as depicted by Trump. I firmly believe he is nothing but an inexplicable, spoiled 130kg dumbass who’s serious only about how to alleviate his feeling of hunger when his people are eating shoes.

Hilariously, Tokyo is a puppet of Trump. The complacency of we the Japanese is staggering, without a single thought on ‘how to face the grave military aggression of not only FT, but also Beijing and Moscow’ in the years to come.

Today is the national constitution day. May 3. It marks the 70th anniversary since our current constitution ‘Made by USA’ made a debut in the ruins of over 66 heavily bombed Japanese cities, leaving two million without a home.

I will not celebrate this day like other flock of sheep without balls, nor raise the Japanese flag.

The highly hypocritical ruling party LDP is yet to accomplish the revision of the contentious ‘article 9’ of the 1946 constitution in which they promised back in 1955. PM Abe and his comrades argue the need to do so ostensibly, but are not really serious about it, since it is by far easier and less risky to remain as the ‘dog on a leash’ – Trump Doggy , that is.

It is proven by the fact you hardly see LDP MP’s addressing the need to amend article 9 out in the open public, like Shibuya and Shinjuku.

I repeat.

LDP is not serious about it, nor are its citizens. So if you work for PLA or the Chinese Communist Party, don’t miss the chance, or you’ll regret it.

Dear readers, I’m by no means downplaying the Whitehorse. All I’m stressing is the need for Tokyo to beef up its sovereignty and military capability to face FT and its communist allies.

Because if we continue our ridiculous subservient attitude towards the US (since the present constitution came to effect on this very day, 70 years ago) , it will endanger not only the land of the rising sun but the ‘bankrupt’ United States of America itself.

‘Please defend us American mommy!’ – that’s been the orthodox, shameful attitude of the Japanese after WW2.

Boy, do we ever grow up.

Fat turd Kim Jong un’s mother was born in Osaka.

Bruce Springsteen was born in America.

The moment Trump or Kim launches a pre-emptive strike on its adversary, some serious consequences will occur. All Tokyo Disneyland, Universal Studios Osaka and Ko Young hee’s birthplace may be obliterated.

But probably that’s only when Tokyo will retain its genuine independence.

Or is post war Japan itself an American joke fellas?!

Let’s wait and see.

Good Rising!

Yujiro Taniyama

Japan Broadcasting – Editor in Chief

Japan, US & Mr Trump ready to solve North Korea

A brilliant idea.

Read this ladies and gentlemen.

Trump ready to ‘solve’ North Korea problem without China
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39475178

Although I do not condone all the policies of Trump, I do fully support his coherent, adamant stance on Beijing and Pyongyang since the inauguration. Unlike Obama who was unable to ‘make decisions’ amid 8 years of PRC’s military aggression and violation of international law in South China Sea (as well as the East) , Trump’s defiant approach is inevitable for the prosperity and peace within the region.

We all know that Kim Jong un is a psychopath and a VX gas assassin, and truly it was a pity I must say that the Malaysian government succumbed to his ‘hostage threat’ two days ago. PM Najib of KL has definitely proven that he’s got no balls.

Trump has the balls, but what about Abe?!

On the other hand, the new US President has got the ‘balls’. He can take risks, and make decisions unlike his predecessor.

I do like the fact that Trump is candid.

He is totally correct when pointing out that Beijing is reluctant to do enough to undermine Pyongyang’s nuclear missile program as well as the frequent ICBM firing into the Sea of Japan. Donald the Great’s mind was also lucid when he asserted in March 2016 CNN interview that ‘Japan better arm itself against the North Korean threat, including the Nukes’.

We’ve all got to bear in mind that PRC’s reiteration ‘China’s approach towards peace’ whatever that means is always nothing but a sham, well proven by the fact they’ve enjoyed building up 7 artificial military bases in S.China sea in the recent years.

Analysts also say a couple of hundred Chinese ICBM’s to say the least are loaded, targeting Japan. Taiwan is of course another Beijing ‘foe’ , with a thousand or more ICBMs ready to wipe out Taipei in minutes.

So when Trump says ‘US will solve this issue without China’ – it makes total sense to me. Trust them not.

Go ask the Tibetans.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama 14th and his comrades as well as the Uighur minorities are facing ‘cultural genocide’ purportedly. Despite the fact Beijing ridiculously justifies its arrogance and violation of human rights as ‘liberation’ – whatever that means.

Let us now go to today’s conclusion.

So we have one big compulsive liar as well as its bestial satellite state on the verge of dominating Asia. And under these crucial circumstances, it is only natural for Tokyo to consider pre-emptive strike on Mr Kim’s bedroom.

But what’s fascinating and hilarious, the undeniable comedy is that we the Japanese don’t have ‘the balls’ – yes, that certainly is the perfect wording.

The descendants of the ‘Samurai warriors’ and Mr Cruise no longer have the guts, determination and the balls to fight against its repulsive communist adversaries.

And this inexplicable flock-of-sheep mentality owes hugely to the so called the ‘Pacifist 1947 constitution’ that stipulates that Japan ought to abandon ‘Sea, land and air forces as well as the belligerency of the state’ – whatever that means.

So Mr Trump, please wake us up!

But please do not do it alone, and let us know (Mr Abe, at least) in advance because when Pyongyang retaliates, they’re going to target Shibuya Hachiko Doggy, Kyoto’s Kiyomiz dera as well as over 130 US bases scattered across Nippon. Mr Kim’s mighty nuclear warheads are yet unlikely to reach Pearl Harbor or the Needle in Seattle.

The dinner is ready Mr Trump! Democracy and Sushi is at stake here.

Good Rising!

Thank you.

Yujiro Taniyama

– Japan Broadcasting. net Editor in chief

Japan to beat U.S.A and win the 3rd World Baseball Classic!

Team Japan won the inaugural ‘World Baseball Classic’ (WBC) in 2006. Just four years later, the defending champs prevailed once gain, with the ‘classic’ plays by big names such as Ichiro and Yu Darvish.

Just as for a quick notice, Darvish is a Japanese super hurler that plays for Major League Baseball (MLB)’s Texas Rangers. However,  since his dad is Iranian, some anticipate that ‘daddy’ may be perpetually blocked from entering not only the ball park, but the United States.

Thank you, Mr President. I still love your wig sir.

 

Now, where were we?!

That’s right, the WBC. In 2013 tournament, the defending champion Team Japan succumbed to Puerto Rico in the Semi final, or the ‘Championship Round’.

And here we are now in 2017, only four teams left! (See below)

 

Baseball prohibited in North Korea by Mr Kim!?

Japan, Puerto Rico, Netherlands and the U.S.A. The ‘Big 4’. South Korea by the way (not North, Dear leader Mr Kim allegedly prohibits its 22 million citizens from playing the sport founded by ‘Imperial Americans’) was initially seen as the rival of Japan as had been in previous tournaments, but they have already been marginalized in this tournament, just like the impeached beauty(and the FMR President) Ms.Pak Geun hye and its politics. They couldn’t make it the 2nd round.

Puerto Rico is playing the Netherlands right now (as I write this article. 3-3! Super tight game) in the first semi final match. But what interests me more than the game is their ‘political status’.

According to the Wikipedia, this small island nation of 3 million is ‘not a U.S state’ , but the “Puerto Ricans were collectively made U.S citizens” in 1917 by the Jones-Shafroth Act. This article argues that ‘U.S imposed citizenship in order to draft Puerto Rican men into the army as American entry to WW1 became likely’.

It is a feasible assumption regarding the fact colonial imperialism was rampant in those days. And whats more striking, the Puerto Ricans today are deprived of their rights to vote for the congress or Presidential election despite the fact they are ostensibly ‘U.S citizens’. I’ve heard a chubby woman from Guam make the same complaint in Tokyo Narita Airport in January this year. That’s right, these two ‘nations’ are not even a sovereign state.

When the United States of America’s founding principles are ‘Democracy’, ‘Equality’ and ‘Human Rights’, their current double-standard in these two ‘pawns’ is difficult to comprehend and simply indefensible. Of course, I understand that the $70 billion debt by the Puerto Rican government was an issue in last year’s U.S Presidential election.

The reality that San Juan is unsustainable without Washington’s financial aid is not to be argued. However, amid the recent rise of nationalism and Brexit movement (Scotland’s proposal of its 2nd referendum on independence has been rejected by Mrs May), the outcome of Puerto Rico’s upcoming referendum on June 11, 2017 on whether to choose between a statehood and independence is surely something we should all focus upon as advocates of fundamental rights.

Oops! Please remember I’m no anti-Trump or anti-American. I’m nothing but an Outspoken Samurai of the 21st century thirsty for truth and fairness, just like the famous Fox News.

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