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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?
Jay QueMar. 07, 2015 - 10:44AM JST
Posted in: LDP, Komeito discuss cases where SDF could operate abroad
Jay QueMar. 03, 2015 - 08:31AM JST
The fantasy world of a communist dictatorship is where the State Propaganda machine refers to heaven and hell, while taking the official position that neither exist. Well, if you are a dissident in the PRC, you certainly know that the latter exists, and hope that the former does as well.
Posted in: China state media stepping-up anti-Western rhetoric
Jay QueFeb. 05, 2015 - 09:28PM JST
No doubt, the IS propagandists would desire a "Boston Bomber" style attack on the Tokyo Marathon to scream out in world headlines. This is the post 9/11, post Parisian massacre, post beheading/post prisoner immolation world. Regretful but real.
Posted in: 'Running police' to take part in Tokyo Marathon as security precaution
Jay QueFeb. 05, 2015 - 09:01PM JST
Without the US presence, the CCP/PRC would certainly do more that bully Japan militarily. The communist dictatorship does not fit into the kawaii / かわいい mold so many dream of. Wake up and learn how to defend yourself before its too late. Once freedom, independence and self rule is lost, good luck getting it back. Oh, this may get me some admonishments, no? Japan is not America's weak child, we are partners, friends, allies; hence this adult conversation. North Korean nukes exist due to PRC backing. Increasing tensions by an expansionist, militarized, repressive CCP/PRC; whose propagandists stoke anti-Japanese sentiments on the cusp of the murders of Japanese hostages. Wake up and smell the coffee, my friends. Peace through Strength.
Posted in: Japan says South China Sea security impacts national interests
Jay QueFeb. 04, 2015 - 08:23AM JST
Bless Nozomi and her parents. Out of tragedy, hope for others. While I am very skittish on donating or receiving in such a fashion, on my own part, others must be allowed that choice.
Posted in: Parents explain why they donated organs of dead 4-year-old daughter
Apr. 25, 2015 - 01:13PM JST
Correction of an error (typing rather than calculation): I said 16 mSv but meant 1.6 (mammography…
Posted in: Mammograms in 40s a choice, but don't skip at 50
Apr. 25, 2015 - 01:09PM JST
Smith it was the work of our ancestors! We the children of war criminals are not…
Posted in: In U.S., 'comfort woman' demands apology from Japan
Apr. 25, 2015 - 01:07PM JST
* Aaaand that's Thursday.*
That was funny. Good one.
Posted in: Former Chiba police officer arrested for indecent exposure
Apr. 25, 2015 - 01:03PM JST
It's an affordable jet for people who can afford its upkeep.
Posted in: It's a Honda
Why must Japan constantly be in need of being understood ? Enough of this endless navel-gazing…
Posted in: 8 places you need to visit to really understand Japan