2016/05/31 (Tue) Cry of Harambe
golirra shot in zoo


Harambe a 400 pound Gorilla grabs child who's fallen into habitat at Cincinnati Zoo



(BBC) Many said male gorilla Harambe should not have been shot dead as he did not intend to hurt the boy, some using the hashtag #JusticeForHarambe.

Others said the parents should be held responsible for not looking after their child during Saturday's incident.
Zoo officials shot dead the gorilla after he grabbed and dragged the boy.

The zoo said it had taken this action against the 400lb (180kg) gorilla as the situation was "life-threatening".

Twitter user StrayanRepublic, wrote: "#HARAMBE wasn't dragging him to kill him... he was protecting the child from the threat of screaming tourists. @Xoxjlove @CincinnatiZoo."

Kenz, another user, posted this message: "#JusticeForHarambe its so sad that an endangered animal had to be put down because of careless parenting."

Meanwhile, Andrue wrote: "Why don't zoos have instant acting tranquilizer? First those 2 lions now Harambe #JusticeForHarambe."
He was referring to last week's incident when two lions were shot dead in a zoo in Chile after a man entered their pen in an apparent suicide attempt.

More than 60,000 people have also signed a special petition, calling for the boy's parents to "be held accountable for the lack of supervision and negligence that caused Harambe to lose his life".


I am proud of my country

30th aniversary

I am proud to be a descendant of HEIKE. One in four Japanese have Heike DNA. Heike lost the war against Genji, however, Heike left Buddhist temples, Hiragana, Waka that became Haiku later, kimono and Lady Murasaki. "The Tale of Heike" is still the best seller today, it is a sad story. Our Emperor also has Heike DNA.

Please ask me any question in the comment column. Good luck to you all at the ISESHIMA SUMMIT.

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2016/05/30 (Mon) Trump and Hiroshima



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Trump on Obama hiroshima visit

'It's pathetic': Donald Trump blasts Obama's visit to Hiroshima and asks why he didn't mention Pearl Harbor on his twitter. This is a proof for Trump's ignorance.


Trump is an ignorant man

I know many Americans are frustrated by this man's demagogue. I haven't heard from Hillary anything about Obama's visit Hiroshima. Why I call Trump an ignorant man? The war against Japan was FDR's scheme that means he started the war. FDR entered the war by supplying money and weapons to Chiang Kai/Shek in 1937. Chiang's national Army fired at Japanese battalion at Marco Polo bridge 16 miles west of Beijing. Japan decided to kill Chiang Kai/Shek, Japanese army walked all the way to Nanking to Shanghai December 1937. FDR began campaign for oil embargo against Japan instead of talk. America, British, China and Dutch joined embargo plan because they had huge colonies in Asia. In August 1941 FDR imposed oil embargo against island nation. Japan didn't sit and take orders from FDR. Japanese Imperial Navy attacked Pearl Harbor December 8, 1941. Iseheijiro


I am proud of my country

30th aniversary

I am proud to be a descendant of HEIKE. One in four Japanese have Heike DNA. Heike lost the war against Genji, however, Heike left Buddhist temples, Hiragana, Waka that became Haiku later, kimono and Lady Murasaki. "The Tale of Heike" is still the best seller today, it is a sad story. Our Emperor also has Heike DNA.

Please ask me any question in the comment column. Good luck to you all at the ISESHIMA SUMMIT.

Iseheijiro/Christine Aragon Louisiana USA


2016/05/28 (Sat) Two infamous hypocrite
obama hiroshima speec

Barry Soetoro Obama wants nuclear warheads reduction. Ummm..

Iseheijiro • an hour ago
アメリカのオバマ大統領が掲げる「核兵器のない世界」だが、現在の核兵器保有数は、ロシアが7,300、アメリカは7,000、フランス、中国、イギリスなど、世界全体であわせて1万5,350と、核兵器ゼロとは、ほど遠い数字となっている。オバマ政権が削減した核兵器は、これまでは、およそ700で、率にすると13%。歴代政権と比べると、その削減率は、決して高くはない。

Thi is Fuji TV reported about Obama's speech. Nuclear reality..Russia 7300. US 7000. France,China and England,,, total 15,350..Obama reduced 700 for the past 7 and half years that is only 13% reduction and that is the smallest among the past US presidents. So Obama is delusional. If he means it it's very deceitful. That's why many Americans don't trust him.




I don't like hypocrite. I cannot tolerate either. That is my reason for comment on Bloomberg. Most definitely Obama is a big big hypocrite. Sinzo Abe is his lapdog..Iseheijiro


I am proud of my country

30th aniversary

I am proud to be a descendant of HEIKE. One in four Japanese have Heike DNA. Heike lost the war against Genji, however, Heike left Buddhist temples, Hiragana, Waka that became Haiku later, kimono and Lady Murasaki. "The Tale of Heike" is still the best seller today, it is a sad story. Our Emperor also has Heike DNA.

Please ask me any question in the comment column. Good luck to you all at the ISESHIMA SUMMIT.

Iseheijiro/Christine Aragon Louisiana USA


2016/05/28 (Sat) Obama doesn't know how phony he is
Obama hiroshima visit huh

Stage actor and skillful liar made a hollow speech as politicians do. He begged the world that we shouldn't use nukes any more. OK then show me US reduces 9000 nuclear weapons at least a half. Whilst he is not doing so why should other nuclear nations listen to him? This is a typical hypocrite's speech. He is flying around the world to make speech for 7 and 6 month at the cost of taxpayer's money. Abe is another he also has been burning taxpayer's money for fun while Japan is suffering declining income and increasing huge debt. Obama and Abe both are the leaders of group of fraud. Don't you think so? Iseheijiro


I am proud of my country

30th aniversary

I am proud to be a descendant of HEIKE. One in four Japanese have Heike DNA. Heike lost the war against Genji, however, Heike left Buddhist temples, Hiragana, Waka that became Haiku later, kimono and Lady Murasaki. "The Tale of Heike" is still the best seller today, it is a sad story. Our Emperor also has Heike DNA.

Please ask me any question in the comment column. Good luck to you all at the ISESHIMA SUMMIT.

Iseheijiro/Christine Aragon Louisiana USA


2016/05/27 (Fri) Obama is a smooth talker typical fraud.
obama hiroshima visit 5.27.16

(BBC) Mr Obama said the memory of 6 August 1945 must never fade, but did not apologise for the US attack - the world's first nuclear bombing.

Well, I am waiting for his speech. I am sure he will deliver half cooked speech. His speech will not reduce nearly 20,000 pieces of nuclear weapons in 9 countries. Why? US more likely uses them again. US will justify genocide, US President will visit the site after 71 years and deliver a great speech that is asking the rest of the world not to do as USA. Barry Soetoro Obama makes me laugh. Iseheijiro


I am proud of my country

30th aniversary

I am proud to be a descendant of HEIKE. One in four Japanese have Heike DNA. Heike lost the war against Genji, however, Heike left Buddhist temples, Hiragana, Waka that became Haiku later, kimono and Lady Murasaki. "The Tale of Heike" is still the best seller today, it is a sad story. Our Emperor also has Heike DNA.

Please ask me any question in the comment column. Good luck to you all at the ISESHIMA SUMMIT.

Iseheijiro/Christine Aragon Louisiana USA


2016/05/26 (Thu) Obama is a hypocrite (2)
obama failed ukraine 3.3.14

Obama said to Vietnamese that Vietnam is not meeting human rights. He said to Cubans same thing. I posted in Bloomberg..

US made the biggest human rights violation outside of USA. Hiroshima/Nagasaki, Vietnam, Iraq..US presidents ordered to kill innocent in millions because they are not white Christian.


I am proud of my country

30th aniversary

I am proud to be a descendant of HEIKE. One in four Japanese have Heike DNA. Heike lost the war against Genji, however, Heike left Buddhist temples, Hiragana, Waka that became Haiku later, kimono and Lady Murasaki. "The Tale of Heike" is still the best seller today, it is a sad story. Our Emperor also has Heike DNA.

Please ask me any question in the comment column. Good luck to you all at the ISESHIMA SUMMIT.

Iseheijiro/Christine Aragon Louisiana USA


2016/05/25 (Wed) Amazing Japan "Scandal of Tokyo Governor"
masuzoe scandal

Tokyo governor rebuked over expenses scandal
KYODO
MAY 17, 2016

A senior lawmaker of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party criticized Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe on Tuesday for using political funds for private purposes.

Masuzoe “needs to reflect seriously (on his conduct),” LDP Secretary-General Sadakazu Tanigaki said at a news conference. “As the top official of Japan’s capital, he must pull himself together.”

Tanigaki stopped short of saying whether Masuzoe’s use of political funds for private wining and dining, as well as for family stays at a hotel outside Tokyo — allegations to which he has admitted — should lead to his resignation.

“As a person involved in national politics, I should refrain from making hasty comments” about the governor’s fate, Tanigaki said.

The LDP backed Masuzoe in the gubernatorial election in 2014.

Similarly, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, also an LDP lawmaker, told reporters Monday that the governor “as a politician, needs to explain appropriately” to the public.

On Friday, Masuzoe apologized for his conduct and said he will correct a total of ¥455,505 he listed as official expenses in political funding reports.

Masuzoe, who is also under fire over his use of official cars for frequent visits to his resort villa and allegedly extravagant expenditures for overseas trips, said he has no intention of stepping down.

In a related move, it was found Monday that he also booked expenditures for buying paintings through an Internet auction site in political funds reports.

But Masuzoe denied any wrongdoing in this case, saying he uses them as “a tool for exchanges with foreign people and as research material.”


SCANDALOUS JAPAN

inose naoki

amari tear

Tokyo's economy is larger than Mexico. The city collects ton of cash. Tokyo is the only city that is not granted government subsidy. The former governor Naoki Inose was forced to resign when he had taken bribe from right wing mafia. P.M. Abe's TPP minister Akira Amari also resigned for taking bribe from a construction company. The corporate top apologises all the time for their wrong-doings. I am proud of my country but not politicians.


.I am proud of my country

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I am proud to be a descendant of HEIKE. One in four Japanese have Heike DNA. Heike lost the war against Genji, however, Heike left Buddhist temples, Hiragana, Waka that became Haiku later, kimono and Lady Murasaki. "The Tale of Heike" is still the best seller today, it is a sad story. Our Emperor also has Heike DNA.

Please ask me any question in the comment column. Good luck to you all at the ISESHIMA SUMMIT.

Iseheijiro/Christine Aragon Louisiana USA

2016/05/23 (Mon) Okinawa woman's murder case
Japan Officials Express Heartbreak at Death, US Man's Arrest
By MARI YAMAGUCHI, ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO — May 20, 2016, 10:01 AM ET

Japan's prime minister expressed his "strong indignation" Friday after an American working on a U.S. military base in Okinawa was arrested on suspicion of abandoning the body of a woman who disappeared last month.

"I have no words to express, considering how the family feels," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters. "We urge the U.S. side to take thorough measures to prevent the recurrence of such events."

The arrest sparked outrage on Okinawa, where anti-U.S. military sentiment is high because of a heavy American troop presence. It could fuel further opposition to the relocation of a U.S. Marine Corps air station on the southern Japanese island, a long-delayed project that Abe has been trying to push forward in the face of large protests.

Police said Kenneth Shinzato, 32, was arrested Thursday after he was questioned and investigators found the body at a location he provided, a forest in central Okinawa.

Investigators determined that the body is that of a 20-year-old woman missing since April 28, when she messaged her boyfriend that she was going for a walk.

Police said they suspect Shinzato was also responsible for her death. He has not been charged.

In Washington, Defense Department spokesman Peter Cook said the man arrested was a U.S. military contractor. "This is an appalling tragedy," he said. The U.S. military extends its "deepest sympathies to the people of Japan, and express our gratitude for the trust that they place in our bilateral alliance and the American people."

Kyodo News agency said Shinzato used to be a Marine.

State Department spokesman John Kirby said the U.S. military was cooperating fully with local authorities in their investigation. "This is a terrible tragedy and it's obviously an outrage," he told reporters in Washington.

Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga said he was "outraged" and that the death of the woman broke his heart. "As I look back at all the developments to date, I'm simply speechless," he said.

Onaga has spearheaded opposition to the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma from a densely populated neighborhood in central Okinawa to another site on the island, saying the facility should be moved away from Okinawa instead.

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida summoned U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy to convey his "regret" over the crime.

Kennedy said: "Nothing that I can do or say will make up the loss or to bring her back, but I want to express to you my determination and that of my military colleagues to cooperate fully with Okinawan police and the Japanese government, and we will double our efforts to make sure this will never happen again."

Okinawa is home to more than half of about 50,000 American troops based in Japan. Many Okinawans complain about crime and noise connected to the bases.

———

Associated Press writers Matthew Pennington and Deb Riechmann in Washington contributed to this report.


Murderer




okinawa murder case

I don't blame them. I myself want to ask US to leave Okinawa. I know they can't because Kadena Airfield is a huge base and US can't get good workers in Philippines.


obama okinawa case

Governor of Okinawa met p.m. Abe. Abe said he will talk to Obama about the murder. The governor angrily said "I want to meet Obama myself. You are not an Okinawan." The Abe's dream Ise Shima G7 summit has turned into dark. Obama is cornered. Ashton Carter wants the trial to be under Japanese court. He gets life and he will be killed in prison.

2016/05/23 (Mon) Mr. Obama is a hypocrite









Mr. Obama is a hypocrite

Do you know why I say that? He is going to Hiroshima to deliver a speech that is calling nuclear proliferation. He said "War kills innocent bystanders."He was asked if he apologizes for A-bombings. He said"No" and said"President has to make tough decision." that means he wants to keep option to use nukes. Then, Putin thinks same.


I am proud of my country

japan okinawa trip 5.24.10 119

I am proud to be a descendant of HEIKE. One in four Japanese have Heike DNA. Heike lost the war against Genji, however, Heike left Buddhist temples, Hiragana, Waka that became Haiku later, kimono and Lady Murasaki. "The Tale of Heike" is still the best seller today, it is a sad story. Our Emperor also has Heike DNA.

Please ask me any question in the comment column. Good luck to you all at the ISESHIMA SUMMIT.

Iseheijiro/Christine Aragon Louisiana USA





2016/05/22 (Sun) Amazing Japan Yukichi Fukuzawa


On 9 February 1860 (18 January in the Japanese calendar), the Kanrin Maru, captained by Katsu Kaishū together with John Manjiro, Fukuzawa Yukichi, and a total of 96 Japanese sailors, and the American officer John M. Brooke, left Uraga for San Francisco.







San Francisco photo studio with American girl.


440px-福澤諭吉先生像慶応日吉

Keio traces its history to 1858 when Fukuzawa Yukichi, who had studied the Western educational system at Brown University in the United States, started to teach Dutch while he was a guest of the Okudaira family. In 1868 he changed the name of the school to Keio Gijuku and devoted all his time to education. While Keiō's initial identity was that of a private school of Western studies, it expanded and established its first university faculty in 1890, and became known as a leading institute in Japanese higher education. It was the first Japanese university to reach its 150th anniversary, celebrating this anniversary in 2008.




This was the first university in Japanese history. Keio University was built Tsukiji the world famous fish market today.




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I am proud to be a descendant of HEIKE. One in four Japanese have Heike DNA. Heike lost the war against Genji, however, Heike left Buddhist temples, Hiragana, Waka that became Haiku later, kimono and Lady Murasaki. "The Tale of Heike" is still the best seller today, it is a sad story. Our Emperor also has Heike DNA.

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2016/05/20 (Fri) Amazing Japan EDO


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utagawa-Kunisada Sumo1860s


ukiyoe unagi onna


sakasa fuji

My wife and I love woodblock prints in Edo era. We wish we have money to collect them. The originals you can go and see at Ueno National Museum. Utamaro and Hokusai are well known. You can buy prints on towels, postcards,,


I am proud of my country

japan okinawa trip 5.24.10 119

I am proud to be a descendant of HEIKE. One in four Japanese have Heike DNA. Heike lost the war against Genji, however, Heike left Buddhist temples, Hiragana, Waka that became Haiku later, kimono and Lady Murasaki. "The Tale of Heike" is still the best seller today, it is a sad story. Our Emperor also has Heike DNA.

Please ask me any question in the comment column. Good luck to you all at the ISESHIMA SUMMIT.

Iseheijiro/Christine Aragon Louisiana USA




2016/05/20 (Fri) Amazing Japan Narita temple
narita shinshouji

Narita Shinshoji is well known for fortune since Shogun Tokugawa era. The tall pagoda and garden of maples are so impressive.


narita ryokan

Right in front of Shinshoji this street is full of traditional Japanese restaurant and souvenir shop. We stayed at old Ryokan in front of the temple's gate. Each room has a small garden. My wife from Colorado loves this Ryokan. JR railway station is on the top of the street.


unajyu tempura narita

Typical "Unagi lunch set. I like draft beer with it. Unagi (eel) is barbecued.




Narita has International Airport. This is in Chiba prefecture that is well known for Unagi Eels. Tonegawa River produces ton of water for eel ponds. I will recommend you to visit this temple town by JR before you leave for USA..


I am proud of my country

japan okinawa trip 5.24.10 119

I am proud to be a descendant of HEIKE. One in four Japanese have Heike DNA. Heike lost the war against Genji, however, Heike left Buddhist temples, Hiragana, Waka that became Haiku later, kimono and Lady Murasaki. "The Tale of Heike" is still the best seller today, it is a sad story. Our Emperor also has Heike DNA.

Please ask me any question in the comment column. Good luck to you all at the ISESHIMA SUMMIT.

Iseheijiro/Christine Aragon Louisiana USA




2016/05/19 (Thu) Amazing Japan Nikko
nikko kegon falls

Lake and fall.




Shogun Tokugawa's temple.




Blue hydrangea.


nikko map

Nikko is a hiker's heaven. Nature, temples and kind folks..You can go there from Tokyo in 2 hours..Nikko is located about 125 kilometers north of Tokyo and makes a good one or two day trip from Tokyo.


I am proud of my country

japan okinawa trip 5.24.10 119

I am proud to be a descendant of HEIKE. One in four Japanese have Heike DNA. Heike lost the war against Genji, however, Heike left Buddhist temples, Hiragana, Waka that became Haiku later, kimono and Lady Murasaki. "The Tale of Heike" is still the best seller today, it is a sad story. Our Emperor also has Heike DNA.

Please ask me any question in the comment column. Good luck to you all at the ISESHIMA SUMMIT.

Iseheijiro/Christine Aragon Louisiana USA


2016/05/18 (Wed) Amazing Japan Miyajima





Taiko drum..Behind is Hiroshima and its hills. Good restaurants all over. Enjoy.


miyajima ferry

from ferry port to Miyajima is only 22 minutes. Hiroshima to ferry port is also close. You also can visit KURE the Japanese Naval port and academy..




My dad was trained at Kure Naval Academy and he was a sailor of "FUSO" 1915 Steam engine battleship.


.I am proud of my country

japan okinawa trip 5.24.10 119

I am proud to be a descendant of HEIKE. One in four Japanese have Heike DNA. Heike lost the war against Genji, however, Heike left Buddhist temples, Hiragana, Waka that became Haiku later, kimono and Lady Murasaki. "The Tale of Heike" is still the best seller today, it is a sad story. Our Emperor also has Heike DNA.

Please ask me any question in the comment column. Good luck to you all at the ISESHIMA SUMMIT.

Iseheijiro/Christine Aragon Louisiana USA


2016/05/17 (Tue) Mt. Fuji
Mt Fuji1


Mt Fuji waalking


Mt.Fuji from Tokyo


From Tokyo to Mt. Fuji is only 2 hours by car. You can go by train or bus. If you want to climb you must arrive at entrance by 7 AM. There are 10 stops to mountain top. They have water, medicine, oxygen and snack. You will never forget the experience.


.I am proud of my country

japan okinawa trip 5.24.10 119

I am proud to be a descendant of HEIKE. One in four Japanese have Heike DNA. Heike lost the war against Genji, however, Heike left Buddhist temples, Hiragana, Waka that became Haiku later, kimono and Lady Murasaki. "The Tale of Heike" is still the best seller today, it is a sad story. Our Emperor also has Heike DNA.

Please ask me any question in the comment column. Good luck to you all at the ISESHIMA SUMMIT.

Iseheijiro/Christine Aragon Louisiana USA


2016/05/16 (Mon) Ise shima G7 Summit souvenile
mikimoto pearls

The best souvenile is pearl for your wife and daughter.


pearl diver

My grade school we have a few women diver's sons. Ise Shima women are stronger than men.


.I am proud of my country

japan okinawa trip 5.24.10 119

I am proud to be a descendant of HEIKE. One in four Japanese have Heike DNA. Heike lost the war against Genji, however, Heike left Buddhist temples, Hiragana, Waka that became Haiku later, kimono and Lady Murasaki. "The Tale of Heike" is still the best seller today, it is a sad story. Our Emperor also has Heike DNA.

Please ask me any question in the comment column. Good luck to you all at the ISESHIMA SUMMIT.

Iseheijiro/Christine Aragon Louisiana USA


水谷さま

毎度のご寄付を感謝致します。四万円を確認致しました。世界の日本悪者論に反論したり、強い口調で窘めています。おかげさまで、Iseheijoroは人気者となっております。日本政府は孤高の精神のつもりかもしれませんが、これから世界へ出ていく日本の青年が胸を張って歩けるように伊勢が赤鬼となって戦っています。再度、応援を感謝致します。伊勢平次郎


2016/05/15 (Sun) Ise Shima G7 Summit transportation
shima my home

You see the hotel where G7 will meet May 26,2016. You see railroad below the hotel that crosses a short bridge. The other side of bridge is my home. You see the island to your right. That is Bentenjima where my schoolmates and I was swimming in the summer.No place is better than home. Right?


Chubu Centrair Airport

chubu ceentrair airport

This is where Air Force one will land. If you guys have enough time I recommend Sushi House owned by young ladies. My wife says the best Sushi and price she ever experienced. Because Iseshima is well known for Bluefin Tuna..




Japanese self-defense air force will take you from Centrair to the hotel.


.I am proud of my country

japan okinawa trip 5.24.10 119

I am proud to be a descendant of HEIKE. One in four Japanese have Heike DNA. Heike lost the war against Genji, however, Heike left Buddhist temples, Hiragana, Waka that became Haiku later, kimono and Lady Murasaki. "The Tale of Heike" is still the best seller today, it is a sad story. Our Emperor also has Heike DNA.

Please ask me any question in the comment column. Good luck to you all at the ISESHIMA SUMMIT.

Iseheijiro/Christine Aragon Louisiana USA


水谷さま

毎度のご寄付を感謝致します。四万円を確認致しました。世界の日本悪者論に反論したり、強い口調で窘めています。おかげさまで、Iseheijoroは人気者となっております。日本政府は孤高の精神のつもりかもしれませんが、これから世界へ出ていく日本の青年が胸を張って歩けるように伊勢が赤鬼となって戦っています。再度、応援を感謝致します。伊勢平次郎


2016/05/14 (Sat) Japan is not looking for apology
nagasaki boy2

“I saw a boy about ten years old walking by. He was carrying a baby on his back. In those days in Japan, we often saw children playing with their little brothers or sisters on their backs, but this boy was clearly different. I could see that he had come to this place for a serious reason. He was wearing no shoes. His face was hard. The little head was tipped back as if the baby were fast asleep. The boy stood there for five or ten minutes.”

“The men in white masks walked over to him and quietly began to take off the rope that was holding the baby. That is when I saw that the baby was already dead. The men held the body by the hands and feet and placed it on the fire. The boy stood there straight without moving, watching the flames. He was biting his lower lip so hard that it shone with blood. The flame burned low like the sun going down. The boy turned around and walked silently away.”

Joe O’Donnell, the man who took this photo at Nagasaki, was sent by the U.S. military to document the damage inflicted on the Japanese homeland caused by air raids of fire bombs and atomic bombs. Over the next seven months starting September 1945, he traveled across Western Japan chronicling the devastation, revealing the plight of the bomb victims including the dead, the wounded, the homeless and orphaned. Images of the human suffering was etched both on his negatives and his heart.

In the photo, the boy stands erect, having done his duty by bringing his dead brother to a cremation ground. Standing at attention was an obvious military influence. Looking at the boy who carries his younger sibling on his back, keeps a stiff upper lip, tries so hard to be brave is heart-breaking. He has epitomized the spirit of a defeated nation.











Murderer of innocent

harry truman

Harry Truman was Christian and white. He murdered non-white non-Christian 220,000 Japanese women, children and the olds. The crime was not committed by ordinary American people. Truman did it. Nevertheless, Japan has never asked the US to apologize, however, they are asking you not to kill innocent civilians on any war.


.I am proud of my country

japan okinawa trip 5.24.10 119

I am proud to be a descendant of HEIKE. One in four Japanese have Heike DNA. Heike lost the war against Genji, however, Heike left Buddhist temples, Hiragana, Waka that became Haiku later, kimono and Lady Murasaki. "The Tale of Heike" is still the best seller today, it is a sad story. Our Emperor also has Heike DNA.

Please ask me any question in the comment column. Good luck to you all at the ISESHIMA SUMMIT.

Iseheijiro/Christine Aragon Louisiana USA


水谷さま

毎度のご寄付を感謝致します。四万円を確認致しました。世界の日本悪者論に反論したり、強い口調で窘めています。おかげさまで、Iseheijoroは人気者となっております。日本政府は孤高の精神のつもりかもしれませんが、これから世界へ出ていく日本の青年が胸を張って歩けるように伊勢が赤鬼となって戦っています。再度、応援を感謝致します。伊勢平次郎

2016/05/12 (Thu) I am proud of my country (2)
Ladies and gentlemen

You know Mitsubishi automotive's scandal. That is a shame for Samurai code(lol), however, Nissan which has high reputation offered Mitsubishi and China's automaker that together they make better cars for the emerging market as China and BRICs.Otherwise Mitsubishi will never recover their corporate image.Thank you Nissan..Iseheijiro..


swordman

Miyamoto_Musashi_Self-Portrait

Miyamoto Musashi 宮本 武蔵 1584 also known as Shinmen Takezō, Miyamoto Bennosuke or, by his Buddhist name, Niten Dōraku, was an expert Japanese swordsman and rōnin. Musashi, as he was often simply known, became renowned through stories of his excellent and unique double bladed swordsmanship and undefeated record in his 60 duels (next to "only" 33 of Itō Ittōsai). He was the founder of the Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū or Niten-ryū style of swordsmanship and in his final years authored The Book of Five Rings 五輪の書 a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still studied today.The painting is Miyamoto's self-painted and the national treasurey.


Samurai Code of Honor



The revenge of the forty-seven Ronin (forty-seven samurai), also known as the Akō vendetta or the Genroku Akō incident is an 18th-century historical event and a legend in Japan in which a band of ronin (leaderless samurai) avenged the death of their master. A noted Japanese scholar described the tale as the best known example of the samurai code of honor, bushidō, and as the country's "national legend."A contemporaneous samurai commentator on bushidō was however of the opinion that the tale is a good story of revenge, but by no means a story of bushidō.

The story tells of a group of samurai who were left leaderless (becoming ronin) after their daimyo (feudal lord) Asano Naganori was compelled to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) for assaulting a court official named Kira Yoshinaka, whose title was Kōzuke no suke. The ronin avenged their master's honor by killing Kira, after waiting and planning for a year. In turn, the ronin were themselves obliged to commit seppuku for committing the crime of murder. This true story was popularized in Japanese culture as emblematic of the loyalty, sacrifice, persistence, and honor that people should preserve in their daily lives. The popularity of the tale grew during the Meiji era, in which Japan underwent rapid modernization, and the legend became entrenched within discourses of national heritage and identity.

Fictionalized accounts of the tale of the Forty-seven Ronin are known as Chūshingura. The story was popularized in numerous plays, including bunraku and kabuki. Because of the censorship laws of the shogunate in the Genroku era, which forbade portrayal of current events, the names were changed. While the version given by the playwrights may have come to be accepted as historical fact by public. the first Chūshingura was written some 50 years after the event, and numerous historical records about the actual events that predate the Chūshingura survive.

The Bakufu(Tokugawa government) 's censorship laws had relaxed somewhat 75 years later in the late 18th century, when Japanologist Isaac Titsingh first recorded the story of the Forty-seven Ronin as one of the significant events of the Genroku era.The story continues to be popular in Japan to this day. Each year on December 14, Sengakuji Temple holds a festival commemorating the event.


My junior high school teacher



Hikaru Kurogi my junior high school crass room teacher is 91 years old. He is seventh dan Kendo Samurai. He won dozens of gold medals for the annual Kendo championship. He will make a speech at BUDOKAN (Emperor's Palace) June 6, 2016. I am proud of him.




He won championship 6.2009. Right is my teacher KUROGI Sensei


.I am proud of my country

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I am proud to be a descendant of HEIKE. One in four Japanese have Heike DNA. Heike lost the war against Genji, however, Heike left Buddhist temples, Hiragana, Waka that became Haiku later, kimono and Lady Murasaki. "The Tale of Heike" is still the best seller today, it is a sad story. Our Emperor also has Heike DNA.

Please ask me any question in the comment column. Good luck to you all at the ISESHIMA SUMMIT.

Iseheijiro/Christine Aragon Louisiana USA


水谷さま

毎度のご寄付を感謝致します。四万円を確認致しました。世界の日本悪者論に反論したり、強い口調で窘めています。おかげさまで、Iseheijoroは人気者となっております。日本政府は孤高の精神のつもりかもしれませんが、これから世界へ出ていく日本の青年が胸を張って歩けるように伊勢が赤鬼となって戦っています。再度、応援を感謝致します。伊勢平次郎

2016/05/11 (Wed) I am proud of my country
Sumo and Warlord

Warlord Oda Nobunaga loved Sumo. He was an extreme nationalist 16th Century, Nobunaga is a pious SHINTO religion worshipper. Ise shrine is a symbol of Japan and Emperor's shrine.Thus he never stepped on Emperor's boots. Until WWII was over Japanese military officer received sword from Ise Shrine. That perhaps explains military tops committed HARAKIRI when they lost the war.

Jobless Samurai looking for job



Sumo wrestler Somagahana Fuchiemon, circa 1850


Origins

In addition to its use as a trial of strength in combat, sumo has also been associated with Shinto ritual, and even certain shrines carry out forms of ritual dance where a human is said to wrestle with a kami (a Shinto divine spirit); see Shinto origins of sumo. It was an important ritual at the imperial court, where representatives of each province were ordered to attend the contest at the court and fight. The contestants were required to pay for their travels themselves. The contest was known as sumai no sechie, or "sumai party".

Cross-influence from other nations adjacent to Japan, sharing many cultural traditions, cannot be ruled out,[citation needed] as they also feature styles of traditional wrestling that bear resemblance to sumo. Notable examples include Mongolian wrestling, Chinese Shuai jiao, and Korean Ssireum.

Over the rest of Japanese recorded history, sumo's popularity has changed according to the whims of its rulers and the need for its use as a training tool in periods of civil strife. The form of wrestling combat changed gradually into one where the main aim in victory was to throw one's opponent. The concept of pushing one's opponent out of a defined area came some time later.

A ring, defined as something other than simply the area given to the wrestlers by spectators, is also believed to have come into being in the 16th century as a result of a tournament organized by the then principal warlord in Japan, Oda Nobunaga. At this point, wrestlers would wear loose loincloths rather than the much stiffer mawashi wrestling belts of today. During the Edo period, wrestlers would wear a fringed decorative apron called a kesho-mawashi during the match, whereas today these are worn only during prtournament rituals. Most of the rest of the current forms within the sport developed in the early Edo period.


Sumo wrestling in modern era

utagawa-Kunisada Sumo1860s

Professional sumo roots trace back to the Edo period in Japan as a form of sporting entertainment. The original wrestlers were probably samurai, often rōnin, who needed to find an alternative form of income. Current professional sumo tournaments began in the Tomioka Hachiman Shrine in 1684, and then were held in the Ekō-in in the Edo period. Western Japan also had its own sumo venues and tournaments in this period, with the most prominent center being in Osaka. Osaka sumo continued to the end of the Taishō period in 1926, when it merged with Tokyo sumo to form one organization. For a short period after this, four tournaments were held a year, two tournaments in locations in western Japan such as Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka, and two in the Ryōgoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. From 1933 onward, tournaments were held almost exclusively in the Ryōgoku Kokugikan, until the American occupation forces appropriated it and the tournaments moved to Meiji Shrine until the 1950s. Then, an alternate location, the Kuramae Kokugikan near Ryōgoku, was built for sumo. Also in this period, the Sumo Association began expanding to venues in western Japan again, reaching a total of six tournaments a year by 1958, with half of them in Kuramae. In 1984, the Ryōgoku Kokugikan was rebuilt and sumo tournaments in Tokyo have been held there ever since.


I am proud of my country

30th aniversary

I am proud to be a descendant of HEIKE. One in four Japanese have Heike DNA. Heike lost the war against Genji, however, Heike left Buddhist temples, Hiragana, Waka that became Haiku later, kimono and Lady Murasaki. "The Tale of Heike" is still the best seller today, it is a sad story. Our Emperor also has Heike DNA.

Please ask me any question in the comment column. Good luck to you all at the ISESHIMA SUMMIT.

Iseheijiro/Christine Aragon Louisiana USA


水谷さま

毎度のご寄付を感謝致します。四万円を確認致しました。世界の日本悪者論に反論したり、強い口調で窘めています。おかげさまで、Iseheijoroは人気者となっております。日本政府は孤高の精神のつもりかもしれませんが、これから世界へ出ていく日本の青年が胸を張って歩けるように伊勢が赤鬼となって戦っています。再度、応援を感謝致します。伊勢平次郎

2016/05/10 (Tue) I am proud of ISESHIMA(3)
Ladies and Gentlemen

This is not about Iseshima. This is ISE province's next door OWARI. However, Ise and Owari had and has the closest relations because oda's soldiers consist of Ise Samurais.


okehazamaa no tatakai

The Battle of Okehazama (桶狭間の戦い)took place in June 1560. In this battle, Oda Nobunaga defeated Imagawa Yoshimoto and established himself as one of the front-running warlords in the Sengoku period.

In June 1560, Imagawa Yoshimoto, with an army of about 25,000 men, set forth on a march to Kyoto. Entering the Oda territories in Owari Province, he first took the border fortresses of Washizu and Marune before setting up camp in a wooded gorge known as Dengaku-hazama. This was all reported to Oda Nobunaga by his scouts and, in response, Nobunaga then led his own forces into position at a temple called Zenshō-ji, a short distance away, on the other side of the Tōkaidō (road).


Oda Nobunaga

oda nobunaga2


Had Nobunaga decided on a frontal assault, the battle would have most likely been lost, as his army was heavily outnumbered by the Imagawa forces. A frontal assault would have resulted in defeat and an attempt to hold out at Zenshō-ji would have only lasted a few days. Because the odds were against their side, some of Nobunaga's advisers suggested "to stand a siege at Kiyosu." Nobunaga refused, stating that a "only a strong offensive policy could make up for the superior numbers of the enemy, and calmly ordered a counterattack."

Battle

Oda left a dummy army at Zenshoji with a large number of banners, to give the impression that this was the location of his main force. Meanwhile, Oda's main force (about 3,000 men) moved through the forest undetected to the rear of the Imagawa army at Dengaku-hazama from the north.

The Imagawa samurai did not expect an attack, and that afternoon was very hot. The Imagawa were celebrating their recent victories "in some style" at Dengakuhazama. An afternoon thunderstorm further shielded Oda's soldiers advance.

When the storm passed, Oda's men poured into the camp from the north, and the Imagawa warriors lost all discipline and fled from the attackers. This left their commander's tent undefended, and the Oda warriors closed in rapidly. Imagawa Yoshimoto, unaware of what had transpired, heard the noise and emerged from his tent shouting at his men to quit their drunken revelry and return to their posts. By the time he realized, moments later, that the samurai before him were not his own, it was too late to organize a defense. Yoshimoto was attacked by Mōri Shinsuke and Hattori Koheita. Yoshimoto engaged them in melee, and parried their initial attack, but was soon overcome and killed.

Aftermath

With their leader dead, and all but two of the senior officers killed, the remaining Imagawa officers joined Oda's army.

Soon the Imagawa faction was no more and Oda Nobunaga was "in the front rank of military power." The most important of the samurai lords who joined Oda after this battle was Matsudaira Motoyasu from Mikawa Province. Matsudaira later took the name Tokugawa Ieyasu, and would remain a loyal ally until Nobunaga's death.


I am proud of my country

30th aniversary

I am proud to be a descendant of HEIKE. One in four Japanese have Heike DNA. Heike lost the war against Genji, however, Heike left Buddhist temples, Hiragana, Waka that became Haiku later, kimono and Lady Murasaki. "The Tale of Heike" is still the best seller today, it is a sad story. Our Emperor also has Heike DNA.

Please ask me any question in the comment column. Good luck to you all at the ISESHIMA SUMMIT.

Iseheijiro/Christine Aragon Louisiana USA


水谷さま

毎度のご寄付を感謝致します。四万円を確認致しました。世界の日本悪者論に反論したり、強い口調で窘めています。おかげさまで、Iseheijoroは人気者となっております。日本政府は孤高の精神のつもりかもしれませんが、これから世界へ出ていく日本の青年が胸を張って歩けるように伊勢が赤鬼となって戦っています。再度、応援を感謝致します。伊勢平次郎

2016/05/09 (Mon) I am proud of ISESHIMA(2)
Ago Bay




Ise Shinto Shrine

isejingu ujibashi


Women Diver




Yoshida Saori 16 gold medalist

yoshida saori


Kuki Navy 17 Century




Anori Ningyoujyoruri




I am proud of my country

30th aniversary

I am proud to be a descendant of HEIKE. One in four Japanese have Heike DNA. Heike lost the war against Genji, however, Heike left Buddhist temples, Hiragana, Waka that became Haiku later, kimono and Lady Murasaki. "The Tale of Heike" is still the best seller today, it is a sad story. Our Emperor also has Heike DNA.

Please ask me any question in the comment column. Good luck to you all at the ISESHIMA SUMMIT.

Iseheijiro/Christine Aragon Louisiana USA


水谷さま

毎度のご寄付を感謝致します。四万円を確認致しました。世界の日本悪者論に反論したり、強い口調で窘めています。おかげさまで、Iseheijoroは人気者となっております。日本政府は孤高の精神のつもりかもしれませんが、これから世界へ出ていく日本の青年が胸を張って歩けるように伊勢が赤鬼となって戦っています。再度、応援を感謝致します。伊勢平次郎

2016/05/08 (Sun) I am proud of ISESHIMA
The summary of HEIKE history

Heike is from ISESHIMA

The Tale of the Heike is an epic account compiled long prior 1330 of the struggle between the Taira and Minamoto clans for control of Japan at the end of the 12th century in the Genpei War (1180-1185). Heike (平家) refers to the Taira (平) clan; "hei" being an alternate reading of the first kanji (character) of Taira. Note that in the title of the Genpei War, "hei" is in this combination read as "pei" and the "gen" (源) is the first kanji used in the Minamoto (also known as Genji) clan's name. The Tale of Heike is often likened to a Japanese Iliad.

It has been translated into English at least five times, the first by A.L. Sadler in 1918–1921.A complete translation in nearly 800 pages by Hiroshi Kitagawa & Bruce T. Tsuchida was published in 1975. Also translated by Helen McCullough in 1988. An abridged translation by Burton Watson was published in 2006. In 2012, Royall Tyler completed his translation, which seeks to be mindful of the performance style for which the work was originally intended.


KAWARA roof

Ise Kawara

Battle of Dannoura




Rise and Fall




Tairano Kiyomori
375px-Taira_no_Kiyomori,TenshiSekkanMiei


Sanjusangendo Kyoto



Hunddreds of Buddha




Heike crab




Ise Shinkuro

Ise Shinkuro


Odawara Castle





I am proud of my country

30th aniversary

I am proud to be a descendant of HEIKE. One in four Japanese have Heike DNA. Heike lost the war against Genji, however, Heike left Buddhist temples, Hiragana, Waka that became Haiku later, kimono and Lady Murasaki. "The Tale of Heike" is still the best seller today, it is a sad story. Our Emperor also has Heike DNA.

Please ask me any question in the comment column. Good luck to you all at the ISESHIMA SUMMIT.

Iseheijiro/Christine Aragon Louisiana USA


水谷さま

毎度のご寄付を感謝致します。四万円を確認致しました。世界の日本悪者論に反論したり、強い口調で窘めています。おかげさまで、Iseheijoroは人気者となっております。日本政府は孤高の精神のつもりかもしれませんが、これから世界へ出ていく日本の青年が胸を張って歩けるように伊勢が赤鬼となって戦っています。再度、応援を感謝致します。伊勢平次郎

2016/05/07 (Sat) 鉄道インフラを輸出する日本は世界一



shinkansen shanai


shinkansen map


shinnbashiyokohama loco





2016/05/06 (Fri) わが家のちらし寿司


三分料理をユーチューブで見て、作ってみたら、見事にできたよ(笑い)。タイガー蝦は甘いね。レンコンの新鮮なのが手に入らない。コツは寿司飯にある。梅シソをかけたら、さらに美味くなったよ。吸い物はワカメのクリアスープ。


晋三は、こんなことも知らないのか

首相、独英首脳と会談 財政出動巡り温度差(日経有料会員限定)

 【ロンドン=山口啓一】欧州歴訪中の安倍晋三首相は4~5日、ドイツのメルケル首相、英国のキャメロン首相と相次いで会談した。世界経済への対応で安倍首相が求める主要7カ国(G7)の財政出動は、今月下旬の主要国首脳会議(伊勢志摩サミット)に向け、協議を続けると確認。欧州歴訪で財政出動は必要だと同調した仏伊首脳とは温度差をのぞかせた。

首相本人が税金を使ってまでして、行って判ったってかい(笑い)。それなら何のための財務省・外務省だえ?ああそうか、こいつらも税金を湯水のように使ってんだよな?伊勢






trump ugly

「 トランプ氏大統領否めない」と日経が書いている。低能新聞社という他ない。トランプは大統領に選ばれないばかりか大損をするだろう。伊勢



2016/05/05 (Thu) 巨額のカネが銀行に渡った。
JPY 110 to USD

安倍晋三の経済政策は単細胞であった。「カネを刷りまくって、市場に現金をジャブジャブにする」というわけだった。だが黒田日銀は弾を撃ち尽くした。それでは、そのカネはどこへ行ったのか?実は、大手銀行の金庫の中で眠っている。銀行は貸し出しを渋っている。だが、銀行の株は上がっている。つまり、金融緩和で得をしたのは大手銀行だ。当然のことに、そのカネは還流して自民党の手に入る。それがアベノミクスの目的だったとは言わないが、そうなった。日本円は105円に戻った。貿易赤字は日本の歴史上最大となった。だが、麻生太郎は「消費税を予定とおりに10%に上げる」と断言した。これを貴族政治という。国民は何故、黙りこくっているのか?伊勢






2016/05/04 (Wed) 安倍外遊と麻生の頑な消費税をゆるす?
1万8千人超なお避難生活…熊本地震発生3週間


abe gaiyu


「熊本地震には指示を出した」とね?今月五月の26日に伊勢志摩でサミットが開かれる。経済大国の首脳がやってくるわけだ。それなのに、晋三はイタリヤやフランスを訪れている。これを税金の無駄使いと言われても仕方がない。


aso bad economist

「消費税を予定通り来年10%に引き上げる」と麻生が言った。元々経済に向かない男である。麻生は伊勢と同じ歳だが、頭が石ころである(笑い)。伊勢


日経225の過去一か月
nikkei one month 1

経済の体温計である株価が急落中だ。伊勢は15000まで落ちると思っている。





2016/05/03 (Tue) 美しいこと





連日、雷を伴う雨が降った。わが家の庭にクチナシが咲いた。


obama Malia Harvard

オバマの長女マリアがハーバードに合格した。だが、ハーバードは「一年、海外行くか社会に奉仕してから来てください」と通知した。つまり、「大人になってから来るように」といったわけだ。日本の大学もそうあるべきだ。伊勢






2016/05/01 (Sun) 巨象の道・ザンビア


妻のクリステインと甥のウォーカー(18)とザンビアへ旅をするプランを立てた。今年は健康や事業の立ち上げがあって行けないが、来年の6月と決めている。ニューヨーク~セネガルのダッカ―ル~ザンビアのルサカへアラブ首長国航空が飛んでいる。それぞれ13時間がかかる。セネガルに二日泊まってセネガル国立音楽舞踊団を観に行く。そこからまた13時間でルサカに着く。このホテルに泊まる。象が食べるマンゴウの林の中に建てた。巨像の道をふさいだ形になった、、伊勢






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伊勢平次郎

Author:伊勢平次郎
 
伊勢平次郎はペンネーム。アメリカへ単身移住してから50年が経つ。最初の20年間は英語もろくに話せなかった。英語というのは、聴き取りにくく、発音しにくい厄介なものだ。負けん気だけで生きた。味方を作ることが生き残る道だと悟った。そのうち、コロンビア映画、スピールバーグ監督、トヨタ工場、スバル・いすゞ工場の北米進出、日本の新聞社に雇われた。2013・6 冒険小説You Die For Me アブドルの冒険(邦題)をアマゾンから出版した。昨年のクリスマスには、King of Pepper(英語版)胡椒の王様を出版した。日本、英国、デンマーク、ドイツの読者が読んでくれたわ。妻のクリステインと犬2匹で、ルイジアナの湖畔に住む。

写真は、ハヤブサ F. p. japonensis。カタカナで書かれる。瞬間飛翔速度は、時速300キロという猛禽。

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