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Jay QueMay. 19, 2015 - 08:16AM JST
The US military victory has been completely squandered and lost. Congrats, Mr. President.
Posted in: IS militants slaughter collaborators after taking Iraqi city of Ramadi
Jay QueMay. 03, 2015 - 04:39PM JST
Posted in: Britain eagerly awaits name of new princess
Jay QueMay. 03, 2015 - 04:31PM JST
Oh, my, God.
" There is no situation in Asia that could not be handled with communication. "
Neville Chamberlain had a fine time communicating with Hilter, now didn't he?
The USG in the first days of Pres. GW Bush's first Administration "spoke" to the PRC when they intercepted a US EP-3 intel jet forcing its crew to be held on Hainan Island several weeks, to test the hand of the son of "an old China hand" and former Pres. GHW Bush.
The Communists in control of the CCP/PRC/PLA are not "our" friends, they are cruel tyrants and thugs, who should be yielded no ground to grow and menace new generations, no sir. Know your enemy. Talk? Sure. Walk into the dark night with your best friends with a big stick to keep the wolves at bay, to keep them from eating your kids and your friends who are at risk? Absolutely! Joint patrols are long overdue. As overdue, as plural elections on mainland China.
Posted in: Japan considers joint air patrols with U.S. in South China Sea
Jay QueApr. 30, 2015 - 08:18AM JST
I am pleased by PM Abe's speech before the US Congress.
A better ally we would be hard pressed to find; speaking as an American citizen.
Unfortunately most Americans would not see this as it happened mid day, and had none of the controversial buildup that Netanyahu's speech had.
See the full speech:
Posted in: Abe offers 'eternal condolences' for Americans killed in WWII
Jay QueApr. 26, 2015 - 08:51PM JST
The horrors of August 6, and August 9, and the firebombings that took many more lives, show the true hell of war. Some experienced it directly, but hardly anyone was untouched. Japanese civilians suffereed greatly as we all know (speaking as an American, son on a WWII vet). Countless thousands more would have died had the war not ended in a horrific flash. My father was next in line to be sent to the Pacific theatre, following his friends. He was not sent. /// I have uploaded a letter he received from a friend, also in the US military, written on August 9th, 1945. In the "ps" section he added that he just arrived in Japan and was somewhere on Okinawa. Just think of what Japan was experiencing at that time and the lives of those caught up in the war. 70 years hence, it is a time to mourn and remember, and not make demands over the bones of all those who suffered and died. http://www.thebest-of.info/Q/jfq-aug091945.htm
Posted in: Japan's view of WWII history rankles some U.S. veterans
Jay QueApr. 21, 2015 - 07:38PM JST
War is Hell.
I recently read a letter to my father dated August 1945 from a friend, also actively serving in the US Military as was my father, who was about to arrive on the island of Okinawa. I will scan and upload it for posterity, as I have done to some other corresppndence from WWII that I inherited from my Dad, who passed away in 2011. He would be 98 years old this year. A few scans can be read, here: http://www.thebest-of.info/Q/jfqhonor-vmail-9-15-1944.htm
Posted in: Iwo Jima vet, Okinawa survivor wrestle with WWII legacy
Jay QueApr. 19, 2015 - 07:44PM JST
Let them all rest in peace.
Posted in: Pentagon to try and identify hundreds killed in Pearl Harbor attack
Jay QueApr. 19, 2015 - 07:41PM JST
Sony was low hanging fruit. I completely agree with Mizuame: " If Assange wants to make a worthwhile contribution to humanity, suggest he should focus his attentions on bringing down the Great Firewall."
Posted in: WikiLeaks creates online archive of hacked Sony documents
Jay QueApr. 19, 2015 - 07:35PM JST
Using the terms "bicker" reveals your prejudices. Anyway; I prefer Senator Rand Paul. (I worked for Reagan.)
Posted in: Republican hopefuls bicker over America's role in world
Jay QueApr. 09, 2015 - 08:24AM JST
Easy fix; overthrow the dictatorship and turn mainland China toward democracy. Problem solved.
Posted in: U.S., Japan trust each other but both wary of China: poll
Jay QueApr. 09, 2015 - 08:20AM JST
Communist approved political "education", oh yeah, thats going to fly, in the free world.
Posted in: China urges Japan to properly educate youth over disputed islands
Jay QueApr. 04, 2015 - 08:17PM JST
Red Dragon is so correct. Why strengthen the CCP enemy? Push to overthrown the dictatorship. A democratic mainland China will be no worse for Japan and the world, and could herald a new era, better days. But investing in dictatorial PRC is totally wrong.
Posted in: Toyota to build two new plants in Mexico, China
Jay QueMar. 31, 2015 - 08:00PM JST
"IF YOU LIE DOWN WITH DOGS, YOU WAKE UP WITH FLEAS" is an approriate expression regarding giving the CCP PRC the gift of acceptance, approval, and consolidation of power. Another term I think appropriate, is, "greedy fools". Now, lets see if my opinion is censored on this site. Surely it would be censored on any mainland PRC site. Is "freedom" so precious that you freely trade with tyrants, red fascists, abusers of basic human rights? Oh, no, my opinion here, is not that of a "lapdog, poodle of the Americans". No. Not at all. I AM an American. Not a Goverment spokesman. I'm one of the few left who gives a damn about true principled freedom, and true love for basic human rights. Disagree with me? Well then, whose "toy poodle" are you? Take you bank. You know what you can do with it.
Posted in: Japan denies plan to join China-led development bank
Jay QueMar. 23, 2015 - 07:38PM JST
A great opportunity and honor for one of America's most trusted and important friends on the world stage, very welcome, indeed. Welcome and good luck!
Posted in: Abe's visit to U.S. generating a lot of interest, controversy
Jay QueMar. 15, 2015 - 07:49PM JST
Test the PRC: look for atonement for Tianmen Square, its brutal oppression of Tibetans, religious minorities, a free press, multiparty elections. No? All else is grandstanding, posturing meant to preserve the dictatorship of the Chinese Communist Party. Topple the CCP and let freedom reign.
Posted in: China says Japan ties face test, opportunity this year
Jay QueMar. 11, 2015 - 11:27PM JST
To be a foreigner in the big mikan 温州蜜柑
I find it interesting, being a native New Yorker being one-half 1st generation American (mom emmigrated to NY from Scotland) as well as a possible future resident of Tokyo, that they seem to know the specific exact number of foreigners in each of Tokyo's wards. Comparing the Big Mikan to the Big Apple, my hometown. Its possible that I will be one addition to those numbers. The difference in NY, is that the actual number of foreigners here in NYC is nothing more than a wild guess.
I wonder what statistical percentage of foreigners in Tokyo and the rest of Japan are undocumented? Surely the percentages of legal/documented, vs. "Undocumented" foreigners in Japan -- compared to the US -- would be widely different, no?
Posted in: Increase in foreigners points to diversified future for Tokyo
Jay QueMar. 10, 2015 - 08:26AM JST
I have prayed several times at Yasukini. My Dad was an American WWII vet.
Forgiveness requires understanding.
Posted in: WWII firebombings of Japanese cities largely ignored
Jay QueMar. 09, 2015 - 08:28PM JST
There was no Russian controlled East Japan, Allied controlled West Japan, with a divided Tokyo having to survive by Allied Airlifts of food aid, like Berlin. The Gernan experience post WWII was accentuated by the trauma of national division, beyond a more benign American occupation, which has allowed the next generation in Japan to move ahead more peacefully.
Posted in: Merkel reminds Japan to confront wartime past
Jay QueMar. 09, 2015 - 09:51AM JST
Thanks to JoeBigs, I have learned about the Chengguan.
And, about http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deng_Zhengjia - the man killed for selling watermelons. Killed by the brutal administrative regulatory local police - located in every PRC city. Now, that's police abuse and the workings of dictatorship in action, happening today in the PRC; not the recounting of tales from a war that ended 70 years ago.
Posted in: China urges Japan not to lose its conscience over WWII guilt
Jay QueMar. 09, 2015 - 09:35AM JST
Tianamen Square. Tibet. Forced Abortions. Dictatorship. And...
oh, Japan's wartime aggression ended 70 years ago. Who'se fooling who?
May. 23, 2015 - 11:40AM JST
I wish Mr Onaga all the best in his efforts
Posted in: Thousands rally against U.S. military base on Okinawa
May. 23, 2015 - 11:36AM JST
It is impossible to "reclaim" something that never in the past "belonged" to the "reclaiming" party…
Posted in: Beijing says U.S. South China Sea actions irresponsible, dangerous
May. 23, 2015 - 11:32AM JST
Taiji fishermen have only been drive-hunting dolphins for a few decades
Japan has been hunting…
Posted in: Taiji mayor says dolphin hunt will still go on
May. 23, 2015 - 11:31AM JST
Meanwhile, somewhere in the South Pacific: http://www.japantoday.com/category/world/view/beijing-says-u-s-south-china-sea-actions-irresponsible-dangerous
What does this have to do with Mrs Abe…
Posted in: China raps Japan after Abe's wife visits Yasukuni shrine
May. 23, 2015 - 11:29AM JST
Next time buy a boat
Posted in: Jetstar Asia apologizes for not allowing disabled man on plane