Bloody Saudi oil | R.I.P. Mr.Khasshogi

Japan Broadcasting . net Inc CEO, Yujiro Taniyama

40% of the Japanese oil imports comes from Riyadh. This is synonymous for saying that Tokyo is totally dependent on Saudi oil. Without it, our economy won’t survive. The world famous “washlets” or high-tech toilets won’t move. However, nobody knew until now that the color of their crude oil was not black, but red. ‘Bloody red’.

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was purportedly ‘killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, then later cut into bits and pieces like a Sukiyaki meat’. Hair-raising as it is, it’s highly unlikely that the ‘real culprit’ will turn himself in. Western corporate medias seemingly allege that Prince Salman was the cold blooded murderer that ordered the killing. If that was actually the case no words can describe his irrefutable cowardice; to eliminate a chubby 59 year old just because he’s critical of you. Because he writes for Amazon founder Mr. Jeff Bezos’s little American newspaper. Big deal.

Mr. Muhammad Bin Salman won’t come out. Especially if he was the mastermind behind this gruesome slaughter of an innocent man. There was a report that he just invited the victim’s poor old son to express ‘condolences ‘, whatever that means. I find the whole move not only erratic but disingenuous. But who ever ordered this slaughter on the extraterritorial soil in Turkey, the world knows now how creepy and despicable “The world’s No.1 oil exporter “ is. Its public image has been shattered and tainted like rotten tomatoes. And if Donald Trump refrains from “punishing” the kingdom but instead goes on with the monstrous $120 billion arms deal, then that will inevitably undermine the western core value of ‘human rights’. That it’s actually nothing but a ‘fake’ in America.

Beijing admitted recently (October 10th, as far as I remember) that they run this “Re-education” camps for the Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang. The Chinese communist party intends to ‘ideologically transform’ people it regards as ‘extremists’. The crackdown in Xinjiang is known for its ruthless brutality, some using the term ‘genocide’. It just goes unreported since foreign journalists are banned from entering the area. And for the Saudi crown prince Muhammad Bin Salman, Mr. Jamal Khasshogi must also have been an ‘extremist’. A villain that needed to be erased perpetually. Riyadh and Beijing are both a totalitarian state.

Tomorrow, the Japanese Prime Minister will make a state visit to Beijing for the first time in seven years. Thanks to the ongoing trade wars between Trump and Xi, the latter looks desperate to strengthen its amicable ties with Tokyo. Nevertheless, Abe, the Japanese PM I believe ought to remain adamant regarding Beijing’s brutal suppression on the Muslims downplaying human rights. Trump may be a flip flop, but he is at the same time candid expressing dissatisfaction on Riyadh’s ambiguous explanation of Khasshogi’s disappearance.

When was the last time Abe rebuked the Chinese communists straightforwardly on human rights?! He never has, not the way that needs to be addressed as the world’s 3rd largest economy. If Tokyo intends to become a true global player advocating free speech, human rights and rule of law, we must not turn a blind eye to horrendous challenge against humanity as our post-war governments had done over the past seven decades.

Such an cowardice attitude doesn’t make the world better, but just bloodier.

Rest In Peace US Destroyer John S. McCain’s 10 Samurai Sailors 【1 year anniversary】

Yujiro Taniyama, CEO Japan Broadcasting.net

America honors its fallen heroes.

That’s probably the true greatness of America. And that’s what I learned yesterday afternoon, when I met one brave woman, Theresa at an old shrine in the off skirts of Tokyo.

This beautiful lady, from Illinois also had a lucid mind with voracious appetite to learn about Japanese culture.

“At the top of the temple, I saw a huge statue of two dogs. One had its mouth open, while the other had it closed. Can you tell me why?” , she asked.

To my shame, I did not know the answer.

“Good question. Those dogs are called KOMA-INU. They are de facto guard dogs that protect the shrine from evil spirits”

Theresa nodded. “I see, but what do we make of the ‘mouth’?”

“To be honest, I don’t know. I sincerely apologize for my ignorance”

One elder man that stood next to the lady made a little laugh. He resembled Clint Eastwood in a way. Together, they were visiting Japan for about two weeks.

By the way, I later learned that day that the KOMA-INU on the right usually has its mouth wide open and the one on the right ‘closed’. And that the former is barking the sound “A”, while the latter “UN”. According to some sources I found on the internet, these ‘dogs’ are in fact mythical creatures and not precisely ‘dogs’. And that they signify 「阿吽 =A UN」- the first and the last words of the alphabet of Sanskrit.

And subsequently, it derived the meaning “From the beginning to the end of life and the universe”. The Japanese alphabet today also starts from “A” and ends with “UN”.

So I suppose in a broader sense, we can understand that the ‘auspicious dogs’ are there to emphasize the greatness of the whole galaxy.

The collision on Aug.21, 2017

“On August 21, 2017, 10 sailors were killed when the destroyer collided with an oil tanker as it entered the busy waterway into the port of Singapore. The collision occurred two months after seven sailors were killed when the destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship off the coast of Japan” (ABC News, May 25, 2018)

I remember the tragic accident that occurred consecutively last year, and had a big impact on me since they had both departed from Yokosuka, a naval port in Japan.

At the same time, I recall being emphatically apoplectic pondering “Who’s responsible for this? A flawed leadership that took the lives of so many young brave men?”.

This was a time when the North Korean ‘Fatty’ Mr.Kim was intimidating Japan with his ICBM toy and nukes. U.S President Trump was also busy downplaying him as a ‘little rocket man’. And I must admit that when these two fatal incidents occurred, I became wary of the “Greatest military in the world” – that somehow kept crashing into commercial ships due to negligence and order.

Especially when the national security of Japan hugely relies on defense-treaty with Washington, it could not be overlooked.

We humans are pretty dumb that we often forget important things.

On the other hand, we remember unnecessary things like the ‘Blue GAP dress’ of the great bravado Ms.Monica Lewinsky.

So when I coincidentally banged into Brandon (U.S Navy strongman) at the shrine yesterday, and had a conversation with Theresa and ‘Clint’, it kindled a zeal of patriotism and pride within me.

“My son died in the USS John McCain collision last year”

I was left speechless when the blond lady told me her story.

Theresa’s son Logan was just 23 when the critical accident sent him to heaven. “He arrived at Yokosuka in May last year, and also left there on the same month. Then it happened”.

She showed me the photo of the great handsome man on her silver pendant.

It read 【REMEMBER PO2. LOGAN PALMER】. Poignant and stunned, there was a few seconds silence in the old shrine where people in Kimonos were also paying a visit.

What also moved me deeply was the fact that this beautiful mom whose beloved son was taken away from her had the indisputable strength and courage to share her sensitive story with a total stranger like myself. I had introduced myself as the “Most crazy outspoken Samurai in Japan” – which is probably true, and also probably eased our tensions.

Theresa was also an elastic thinker and savvy about politics.

She spoke her mind, on immigration and upcoming election – something I adore and undeniably lacks in the mind of the Japanese. In my country, there’s a saying “沈黙は美徳: CHINMOCK WA BITOCK” – meaning silence is beautiful. And such ‘silence’ is unfortunately ubiquitous in Japanese society. Not only is such a mentality misleading, its obsolete especially when we have the rise of our great neighbor China both militarily and economically.

Furthermore, unless you speak out, the world will easily forget critical matters.

Had it not been for Theresa’s brave heart to share her story of Logan, I would have never learned that such young American heros made ultimate sacrifices for their beloved nation but also for defending the Japanese people under the 1960 defense treaty then signed by PM Kishi and US President Eisenhower.

“You know what Theresa” , I said

“We the Japanese today are so dumb and complacent that most of us are ignorant of the fact Logan and his fellow comrades died on duty, protecting peace and stability for us as a whole”.

Of course when I say dumb, I myself is included.

Jackie Kennedy may have been capricious, but that goes the same with the descendants of the former Samurais, now nothing but a flock of sheep that’s deprived of the mentality of military independence. The Samurais are dead today. Without and American hero such as Logan, the national security of my nation would be under a grave risk.

CCP (Chinese Communist Party) hegemony shall result in pandemonium in the near future unless an appropriate measures are taken ‘by the Japanese themselves’. Our current overly subservient stance on Washington is counterproductive not only for Mr.Trump but for Tokyo as a nation. I recall the U.S President commenting “Isn’t Japan a country of Samurais? Why didn’t they just shoot the North Korean missile down?” after Pyongyang fired two ICBM mussels on 29 August and 15 September last year over Hokkaido.

Trump is correct.

And I deeply anticipate on the future of the little subordinate nation of gadgets and automatic toilets.

Rest In Peace 10 American Samurais

United States of America is not a perfect country, as far as I know.

But there’s no denying the fact that it’s a great one. Especially its eye opening how deeply their veterans and heros are respected. It’s not an understatement to underscore that spirit is the fabric of American strength, because without it no country is eligible to become a true global power.

“I’ve got a bracelet that has the names of all the ten sailors that died on the ship”, Theresa said.

The benign lady from Illinois is the true Samurai, I thought.

Jacob Daniel Drake, Dustin Louis Doyon, Charles Nathan Findley, John Henry Hoagland III, Logan Stephen Palmer, Kenneth, Abraham Lopez, Kevin Sayer Bushell, Corey George Ingram, Timothy Thomas Eckels Jr.

Theresa always carries the souls of the fallen American heros with her, no matter where she goes.

Tomorrow, 1 year anniversary of the US destroyer McCain will take place at the Yokosuka U.S Navy base.

Now I know why Theresa and ‘Clint’ is currently visiting my country.

Shall the souls of the 10 brave men Rest In Peace.

Thank you Theresa, for sharing your precious story once again.

Japan must honor fallen American heros today.

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