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27 September 2008

Finally, THIRD ATOMIC BOMB arrived!

After all the criticism and protests, the ship came, most dangerous ship in the world, CVN73 George Washington arrived in Yokosuka port on 25 of September, 2008. Yokosuka is 20 miles away from Japan's capital, Tokyo.

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They've got a fire incident during the navigation on the sea near South America and the deployment was delayed for more than a month for the repairment. It contains nuclear reactor and is navigated by nuclear power.

Citiznes in Tokyo capital region including me have to live with fear of nuclear accident like Chernobyl from now on.

Why is it deployed in Japan? To counter the threat of Chinese navy.

What? Isn't China No.1 owner of U.S. Treasury bonds? They buy Boeing airplanes, Motorolla cellphones and other U.S. goods. They buy more than Japan does.

The U.S. navy commander said the navy is ready to help China build new aircraft carrier.

Are we protected from China by the country which is financially supported by China, deals big business with China and sell weapons to China?

 

This is just stupid. Well, after all, this is Japanese government's fault. Only if they could oppose the deployment, the U.S. wouldn't want to do that. They use bases in Japan as cheaper facilities because we are providing aid to them. Once Japanese government stops funding them, they would not want to use the bases.

 

Well, what we have to do is continue protesting and letting the ship go back home as soon as possible. Even mayor of Yokosuka said "I welcome the crews but not the ship."   

15 September 2008

Visited the Shrine for the Shogun's grave

On 14 of September, Sunday, I visited Japan's most famous shrine in Nikko city, which is 2 hour train ride from Tokyo.

It is called Nikko-Toshogu. The shrine was established for the grave of the Shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu, who established Tokugawa dynasty in early 17th century. The dynasty established unified Japan. He placed Japan's capital in Tokyo, which was called Edo at that time.

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The reason I went there is not just to enjoy the views of the shrine but to pray the Budha or enshrined spirits to protect Tokyo capital region. The shrine is said to be built to forever protect Tokyo capital region. Tokyo is now in dangerous period because the dangerous ship of barbarians are coming and to be anchored very soon. Read this article.

 

The views of the shrine was magnificient. I really enjoyed. A lot of foreign tourists were there. The decorations of the shrine's gate and walls are very artisitic. The statues of Budha, engraves, paintings, all satisfied my expectations. The shrines decorations are relatively flashy compared with typical shrines in Japan. But they are still Japanese and outcompete Chinese temples or old buildings. I really found another type of Japanese beauty.

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Next to this shrine is third Shogun, Tokugawa Iemitsu's grave shrine. He is grandson of Ieyasu. Iemitsu in fact established foundamental systems and rules of the dynasty that ran 15 generations, more than 260 years such as seclusion, banning of Christianity and alternate year attendance for regional lords. Those things were done to prevent colonization by the West and separation of the country. He really was great Shogun. Interesting thing is he was known to be very gay Shogun. Although as Shogun, he could have many girls to sleep with, he never made any successor until middle age. He had gay relationship with his retainers. It was openly done because being gay was not conceived inmoral thing in those days. When he died, one samurai lord committed suicide because he was very loyal to him and had strong love relationship with Iemitsu. Well, that is how Japanese samurais were different from western knights.

The below is video clip of the visit on You Tube.

13 September 2008

Attempted Resistance Attack to Yokosuka Navy Base?

Last Friday, on the day U.S. Navy announced the entry of Nuclear aircraft carrier in Yokosuka city, George Washington to be 25 of September. The kind of granade weapon were fired from mountain near the U.S. Navy Base in Yokosuka. The shots could not reach the base, but it was appearent they were aimed towards the base. Yokosuka is located near Japan's capital Tokyo. The most dense region in the world with the population of 30 million.

 

Citizens have been protesting the deployment because of the danger of nuclear reactor inside the ship. The ship itself caught the fire on the sea and the deployment was delayed for more than a month. It was supposed to be deployed on 19 of August. The fear grew by the fire accident. Not only that it was found U.S. navy submarine, Houston leaked radioaction into the sea for 2 years.

 

Such incident was easily predicted. Americans might call it "Terror Attack." For us, it is not. It is a resistance attack like what happened in Occupied France by Nazi-Germany, Vietnam in 1960's to 70's and Baghdad currently.

 

It is illegal, and the violent act should not be encouraged but those who do not welcome the ship and the U.S. military presence at all, are reluctant to condemn such act.

However, I am doing another type of resistance. Boycotting American goods (except things necessary for my life and movies, music, books and art works.) That way is more peaceful. I also demand Japanese goverment not to provide aid to the U.S. military bases and eventually get rid of them from Japan. I am no longer American friend. The below is what I posted You Tube for the PR of protest. This was before the arrival schedule change was announced. So the scheduled arrival date indicated in the clip is August 19, which was delayed to September 25. I am planning to make new version of it with music and more details after the dangerous ship arrived in our capital region.

 

 

 

11 September 2008

After 7 years, where is Bin-laden?

Today marked 7th anniversary of 911 attack on WTC and Pentagon.

 

The U.S. army attacked Afghan and Iraq without mercy to civilians. The purpose was to find Bin-laden.

 But where is he now? In Guantanamo?

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Things are getting worse since 911. The photo was taken in July, 1993 just after first terrorist attack took place in WTC. As you see, I was wearing United Nations T shirt. I don' t have that shirt any more.

I think 911 opened the door to awful 21st century.

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