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原爆が投下される数分前の広島市。相生橋が照準であった。どうして、トルーマンは民間人の集中する大都市に人類未曾有の原子爆弾を落としたのだろうか?最近、公開された“起きなかった日本本土上陸戦”という米戦争省(WAR・DEPARTMENT)の文書です。英文ですが、あえて和訳しないことにした。また、伊勢爺さんの妻方の前空軍パイロットだった、DAVEとのやり取りを載せました。アメリカ人の胸の中が理解できます。伊勢平次郎 ルイジアナ






Nobi my mentor,

As a history buff you might find this interesting. I received it from a pilot friend of mine who is generally very reliable as to credibility.

I completed my pilots Bi-annual review today so I am legal again. I simply forgot to do it in March when it was due so all of my flying has been illegal for the past few months. But you know what they say, "Illegal is nothing more than a sick bird".

We are still thinking about the last week in September for a trip south so I guess I better be looking for a place to rent a trike in the New Orleans area.

Take care
Dave

                       

Dave,

Thanks for the now unclassified document "Invasion never occurred." it is historically very valuable to understand why Truman decided to drop the two atomic bombs in Kyushu island. Of course 99% of Japanese do not agree with bombing on civilian population but if I think I were in the position of Truman that day,,ummmm. I probably would have done differently even using atomic bombs. American could drop one in Sasebo the Japanese naval base near Nagasaki. Its done and all too late to regret. We must move on. I am grad we all evolved from the tragedy and we must not forget sacrifices from both sides, War is a failure of mankind. No one actually is the winner of wars. I will forward your email to Christine, she is in Hawaii as to your September plan. Nobi Yo Bro



Nobi,

I truly debated whether or not to send it because I was certain it would bring even more sadness to your heart than it did to mine.

I agree with your question about Kyushu versus Sasebo. However, it is impossible even with the benefit of history to know what is in the mind of the decision maker. Certainly he was aware of the Japanese military commitment to fight to the death and perhaps he reasoned that any military target would not be sufficient to quickly end the war. It is possible that he felt that only the threat of additional nuclear bombs on the civilian population would bring about that quick end. For what it is worth, we like to believe that now the American military generally goes to great lengths to mitigate civilian casualties, perhaps as a result of that 1945 decision. Ignoring why and focusing only on when in conflict, from your perspective, how do you think the rest of the world views our current military behavior?

I have just finished another book that I think you would find very interesting, "Germs, Guns & Steal". It deals with why civilization has advanced at different rates throughout the world starting from about 13,000 BC through 1500. Have you read it? Let me know what you think.

Dave


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The invasion that did not happen

The Invasion of Japan - Not Found in the History Books
For the history buffs: An Invasion Not Found in the History Books by James Martin Davis reprinted from the Omaha World Herald, November 1987

Deep in the recesses of the National Archives in Washington , D.C. , hidden for nearly four decades lie thousands of pages of yellowing and dusty documents stamped “Top Secret”. These documents, now declassified, are the plans for Operation Downfall, the invasion of Japan during World War II. Only a few Americans in 1945 were aware of the elaborate plans that had been prepared for the Allied Invasion of the Japanese home islands. Even fewer today are aware of the defenses the Japanese had prepared to counter the invasion had it been launched. Operation Downfall was finalized during the spring and summer of 1945. It called for two massive military undertakings to be carried out in succession and aimed at the heart of the Japanese Empire.

In the first invasion code named Operation Olympic American combat troops would land on Japan by amphibious assault during the early morning hours of November 1, 1945 50 years ago. Fourteen combat divisions of soldiers and Marines would land on heavily fortified and defended Kyushu , the southernmost of the Japanese home islands, after an unprecedented naval and aerial bombardment. (Note - The 11th and
13th Airborne Divisions based on Okinawa would be used to fill in the gaps of those units destroyed in the amphibious assault. G L Wells)

The second invasion on March 1, 1946 code named Operation Coronet would send at least 22 divisions against 1 million Japanese defenders on the main island of Honshu and the Tokyo Plain. Its goal: the unconditional surrender of Japan . With the exception of a part of the British Pacific Fleet, Operation Downfall was to be a strictly American operation. It called for using the entire Marine Corps, the entire Pacific Navy, elements of the 7th Army Air Force, the 8th Air Force (recently redeployed from Europe ), 10th Air Force and the American Far Eastern Air Force. More than 1.5 million combat soldiers, with 3 million more in support or more than 40% of all servicemen still in uniform in 1945 - would be directly involved in the two amphibious assaults. Casualties were expected to be extremely heavy.

Admiral William Leahy estimated that there would be more than 250,000 Americans killed or wounded on Kyushu alone. General Charles Willoughby, chief of intelligence for General Douglas MacArthur, the Supreme Commander of the Southwest Pacific, estimated American casualties would be one million men by the fall of 1946. Willoughby ’s own intelligence staff considered this to be a conservative estimate.

During the summer of 1945, America had little time to prepare for such an endeavor, but top military leaders were in almost unanimous agreement that an invasion was necessary.

While naval blockade and strategic bombing of Japan was considered to be useful, General MacArthur, for instance, did not believe a blockade would bring about an unconditional surrender. The advocates for invasion agreed that while a naval blockade chokes, it does not kill; and though strategic bombing might destroy cities, it leaves whole armies intact.

So on May 25, 1945, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, after extensive deliberation, issued to General MacArthur, Admiral Chester Nimitz, and Army Air Force General Henry Arnold, the top secret directive to proceed with the invasion of Kyushu . The target date was after the typhoon season.

President Truman approved the plans for the invasions July 24, 1945. Two days later, the United Nations issued the Potsdam Proclamation, which called upon Japan to surrender unconditionally or face total destruction. Three days later, the Japanese governmental news agency broadcast to the world that Japan would ignore the proclamation and would refuse to surrender. During this same period it was learned via monitoring Japanese radio broadcasts that Japan had closed all schools and mobilized its school children, was arming its civilian population and was fortifying caves and building underground defenses.

Operation Olympic called for a four pronged assault on Kyushu . Its purpose was to seize and control the southern one-third of that island and establish naval and air bases, to tighten the naval blockade of the home islands, to destroy units of the main Japanese army and to support the later invasion of the Tokyo Plain.

The preliminary invasion would begin October 27, 1945 when the 40th Infantry Division would land on a series of small islands west and southwest of Kyushu . At the same time, the 158th Regimental Combat Team would invade and occupy a small island 28 miles south of Kyushu . On these islands, seaplane bases would be established and radar would be set up to provide advance air warning for the invasion fleet, to serve as fighter direction centers for the carrier-based aircraft and to provide an emergency anchorage for the invasion fleet, should things not go well on the day of the invasion. As the invasion grew imminent, the massive firepower of the Navy the Third and Fifth Fleets would approach Japan . The Third Fleet, under Admiral William “Bull” Halsey, with its big guns and naval aircraft, would provide strategic support for the operation against Honshu and Hokkaido . Halsey’s fleet would be composed of battleships, heavy cruisers, destroyers, dozens of support ships and three fast carrier task groups. From these carriers, hundreds of Navy fighters, dive bombers and torpedo planes would hit targets all over the island of Honshu . The 3,000 ship Fifth Fleet, under Admiral Raymond Spruance, would carry the invasion troops.

Several days before the invasion, the battleships, heavy cruisers and destroyers would pour thousands of tons of high explosives into the target areas. They would not cease the bombardment until after the land forces had been launched. During the early morning hours of November 1,
1945 the invasion would begin. Thousands of soldiers and Marines would pour ashore on beaches all along the eastern, southeastern, southern and western coasts of Kyushu . Waves of Helldivers, Dauntless dive bombers, Avengers, Corsairs, and Hellcats from 66 aircraft carriers would bomb, rocket and strafe enemy defenses, gun emplacements and troop concentrations along the beaches.

The Eastern Assault Force consisting of the 25th, 33rd and 41st Infantry Divisions would land near Miyaski, at beaches called Austin, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, and Ford, and move inland to attempt to capture the city and its nearby airfield. The Southern Assault Force, consisting of the 1st Cavalry Division, the 43rd Division and Americal Division would land inside Ariake Bay at beaches labeled DeSoto, Dusenberg, Essex, Ford, and Franklin and attempt to capture Shibushi and the city of Kanoya and its airfield.

On the western shore of Kyushu , at beaches Pontiac , Reo, Rolls Royce, Saxon, Star, Studebaker, Stutz, Winston and Zephyr, the V Amphibious Corps would land the 2nd, 3rd and 5th Marine Divisions, sending half of its force inland to Sendai and the other half to the port city of Kagoshima .

On November 4, 1945 the Reserve Force, consisting of the 81st and 98th Infantry Divisions and the 11th Airborne Division, after feigning an attack of the island of Shikoku, would be landed if not needed elsewhere near Kaimondake, near the southernmost tip of Kagoshima Bay, at the beaches designated Locomobile, Lincoln, LaSalle, Hupmobile, Moon, Mercedes, Maxwell, Overland, Oldsmobile, Packard and Plymouth.

Olympic was not just a plan for invasion, but for conquest and occupation as well. It was expected to take four months to achieve its objective, with the three fresh American divisions per month to be landed in support of that operation if needed.

If all went well with Olympic, Coronet would be launched March 1, 1946. Coronet would be twice the size of Olympic, with as many as 28 divisions landing on Honshu .

All along the coast east of Tokyo , the American 1st Army would land the 5th, 7th, 27th, 44th, 86th, and 96th Infantry Divisions along with the 4th and 6th Marine Divisions.

At Sagami Bay , just south of Tokyo , the entire 8th and 10th Armies would strike north and east to clear the long western shore of Tokyo Bay and attempt to go as far as Yokohama . The assault troops landing south of Tokyo would be the 4th, 6th, 8th, 24th, 31st, 37th, 38th and 8th Infantry Divisions, along with the 13th and 20th Armored Divisions.

Following the initial assault, eight more divisions the 2nd, 28th, 35th, 91st, 95th, 97th and 104th Infantry Divisions and the 11th Airborne Division would be landed. If additional troops were needed, as expected, other divisions redeployed from Europe and undergoing training in the United States would be shipped to Japan in what was hoped to be the final push.

Captured Japanese documents and post war interrogations of Japanese military leaders disclose that information concerning the number of Japanese planes available for the defense of the home islands was dangerously in error.

During the sea battle at Okinawa alone, Japanese kamikaze aircraft sank
32 Allied ships and damaged more than 400 others. But during the summer of 1945, American top brass concluded that the Japanese had spent their air force since American bombers and fighters daily flew unmolested over Japan .

What the military leaders did not know was that by the end of July the Japanese had been saving all aircraft, fuel, and pilots in reserve, and had been feverishly building new planes for the decisive battle for their homeland.

As part of Ketsu-Go, the name for the plan to defend Japan the Japanese were building 20 suicide takeoff strips in southern Kyushu with underground hangars. They also had 35 camouflaged airfields and nine seaplane bases. On the night before the expected invasion, 50 Japanese seaplane bombers, 100 former carrier aircraft and 50 land based army planes were to be launched in a suicide attack on the fleet.

The Japanese had 58 more airfields in Korea , western Honshu and Shikoku , which also were to be used for massive suicide attacks. Allied intelligence had established that the Japanese had no more than 2,500 aircraft of which they guessed 300 would be deployed in suicide attacks.

In August 1945, however, unknown to Allied intelligence, the Japanese still had 5,651 army and 7,074 navy aircraft, for a total of 12,725 planes of all types. Every village had some type of aircraft manufacturing activity. Hidden in mines, railway tunnels, under viaducts and in basements of department stores, work was being done to construct new planes.

Additionally, the Japanese were building newer and more effective models of the Okka, a rocket-propelled bomb much like the German V-1, but flown by a suicide pilot. When the invasion became imminent, Ketsu-Go called for a fourfold aerial plan of attack to destroy up to 800 Allied ships.

While Allied ships were approaching Japan , but still in the open seas, an initial force of 2,000 army and navy fighters were to fight to the death to control the skies over Kyushu . A second force of 330 navy combat pilots was to attack the main body of the task force to keep it from using its fire support and air cover to protect the troop carrying transports. While these two forces were engaged, a third force of 825 suicide planes was to hit the American transports.
As the invasion convoys approached their anchorages, another 2,000 suicide planes were to be launched in waves of 200 to 300, to be used in hour by hour attacks.

By mid-morning of the first day of the invasion, most of the American land-based aircraft would be forced to return to their bases, leaving the defense against the suicide planes to the carrier pilots and the shipboard gunners.

Carrier pilots crippled by fatigue would have to land time and time again to rearm and refuel. Guns would malfunction from the heat of continuous firing and ammunition would become scarce. Gun crews would be exhausted by nightfall, but still the waves of kamikaze would continue. With the fleet hovering off the beaches, all remaining Japanese aircraft would be committed to nonstop suicide attacks, which the Japanese hoped could be sustained for 10 days. The Japanese planned to coordinate their air strikes with attacks from the 40 remaining submarines from the Imperial Navy some armed with Long Lance torpedoes with a range of 20 miles when the invasion fleet was 180 miles off Kyushu .

The Imperial Navy had 23 destroyers and two cruisers which were operational. These ships were to be used to counterattack the American invasion. A number of the destroyers were to be beached at the last minute to be used as anti-invasion gun platforms.

Once offshore, the invasion fleet would be forced to defend not only against the attacks from the air, but would also be confronted with suicide attacks from sea. Japan had established a suicide naval attack unit of midget submarines, human torpedoes and exploding motorboats.

The goal of the Japanese was to shatter the invasion before the landing. The Japanese were convinced the Americans would back off or become so demoralized that they would then accept a less-than-unconditional surrender and a more honorable and face-saving end for the Japanese.

But as horrible as the battle of Japan would be off the beaches, it would be on Japanese soil that the American forces would face the most rugged and fanatical defense encountered during the war.

Throughout the island-hopping Pacific campaign, Allied troops had always out numbered the Japanese by 2 to 1 and sometimes 3 to 1. In Japan it would be different. By virtue of a combination of cunning, guesswork, and brilliant military reasoning, a number of Japan ’s top military leaders were able to deduce, not only when, but where, the United States would land its first invasion forces.

Facing the 14 American divisions landing at Kyushu would be 14 Japanese divisions, 7 independent mixed brigades, 3 tank brigades and thousands of naval troops. On Kyushu the odds would be 3 to 2 in favor of the Japanese, with 790,000 enemy defenders against 550,000 Americans. This time the bulk of the Japanese defenders would not be the poorly trained and ill-equipped labor battalions that the Americans had faced in the earlier campaigns.

The Japanese defenders would be the hard core of the home army. These troops were well-fed and well equipped. They were familiar with the terrain, had stockpiles of arms and ammunition, and had developed an effective system of transportation and supply almost invisible from the air. Many of these Japanese troops were the elite of the army, and they were swollen with a fanatical fighting spirit.

Japan ’s network of beach defenses consisted of offshore mines, thousands of suicide scuba divers attacking landing craft, and mines planted on the beaches. Coming ashore, the American Eastern amphibious assault forces at Miyazaki would face three Japanese divisions, and two others poised for counterattack. Awaiting the Southeastern attack force at Ariake Bay was an entire division and at least one mixed infantry brigade.

On the western shores of Kyushu , the Marines would face the most brutal opposition. Along the invasion beaches would be the three Japanese divisions, a tank brigade, a mixed infantry brigade and an artillery command.

Components of two divisions would also be poised to launch counterattacks.
If not needed to reinforce the primary landing beaches, the American Reserve Force would be landed at the base of Kagoshima Bay November 4,

1945, where they would be confronted by two mixed infantry brigades, parts of two infantry divisions and thousands of naval troops.

All along the invasion beaches, American troops would face coastal batteries, anti-landing obstacles and a network of heavily fortified pillboxes, bunkers, and underground fortresses. As Americans waded ashore, they would face intense artillery and mortar fire as they worked their way through concrete rubble and barbed-wire entanglements arranged to funnel them into the muzzles of these Japanese guns.

On the beaches and beyond would be hundreds of Japanese machine gun positions, beach mines, booby traps, trip-wire mines and sniper units. Suicide units concealed in “spider holes” would engage the troops as they passed nearby. In the heat of battle, Japanese infiltration units would be sent to reap havoc in the American lines by cutting phone and communication lines. Some of the Japanese troops would be in American uniform; English-speaking Japanese officers were assigned to break in on American radio traffic to call off artillery fire, to order retreats and to further confuse troops. Other infiltration with demolition charges strapped on their chests or backs would attempt to blow up American tanks, artillery pieces and ammunition stores as they were unloaded ashore.

Beyond the beaches were large artillery pieces situated to bring down a curtain of fire on the beach. Some of these large guns were mounted on railroad tracks running in and out of caves protected by concrete and steel.

The battle for Japan would be won by what Simon Bolivar Buckner, a lieutenant general in the Confederate army during the Civil War, had called “Prairie Dog Warfare.” This type of fighting was almost unknown to the ground troops in Europe and the Mediterranean . It was peculiar only to the soldiers and Marines who fought the Japanese on islands all over the Pacific at Tarawa, Saipan, Iwo Jima and Okinawa .

Prairie Dog Warfare was a battle for yards, feet and sometimes inches. It was brutal, deadly and dangerous form of combat aimed at an underground, heavily fortified, non-retreating enemy.
In the mountains behind the Japanese beaches were underground networks of caves, bunkers, command posts and hospitals connected by miles of tunnels with dozens of entrances and exits. Some of these complexes could hold up to 1,000 troops. In addition to the use of poison gas and
Bacteriological warfare (which the Japanese had experimented with), Japan mobilized its citizenry.

Had Olympic come about, the Japanese civilian population, inflamed by a national slogan “One Hundred Million Will Die for the Emperor and Nation” were prepared to fight to the death. Twenty Eight Million Japanese had become a part of the National Volunteer Combat Force. They were armed with ancient rifles, lunge mines, satchel charges, Molotov cocktails and one-shot black powder mortars. Others were armed with swords, long bows, axes and bamboo spears. The civilian units were to be used in nighttime attacks, hit and run maneuvers, delaying actions and massive suicide charges at the weaker American positions.

At the early stage of the invasion, 1,000 Japanese and American soldiers would be dying every hour. The invasion of Japan never became a reality because on August 6, 1945, an atomic bomb was exploded over Hiroshima . Three days later, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki . Within days the war with Japan was at a close.

Had these bombs not been dropped and had the invasion been launched as scheduled, combat casualties in Japan would have been at a minimum of the tens of thousands. Every foot of Japanese soil would have been paid for by Japanese and American lives. One can only guess at how many civilians would have committed suicide in their homes or in futile mass military attacks.

In retrospect, the 1 million American men who were to be the casualties of the invasion were instead lucky enough to survive the war. Intelligence studies and military estimates made 50 years ago, and not latter-day speculation, clearly indicate that the battle for Japan might well have resulted in the biggest blood-bath in the history of modern warfare.

Far worse would be what might have happened to Japan as a nation and as a culture. When the invasion came, it would have come after several months of fire bombing all of the remaining Japanese cities. The cost in human life that resulted from the two atomic blasts would be small in comparison to the total number of Japanese lives that would have been lost by this aerial devastation.

With American forces locked in combat in the south of Japan , little could have prevented the Soviet Union from marching into the northern half of the Japanese home islands. Japan today could be divided much like Korea and Germany .

The world was spared the cost of Operation Downfall, however, because Japan formally surrendered to the United Nations September 2, 1945, and World War II was over. The aircraft carriers, cruisers and transport ships scheduled to carry the invasion troops to Japan , ferried home American troops in a gigantic operation called Magic Carpet.

In the fall of 1945, in the aftermath of the war, few people concerned themselves with the invasion plans. Following the surrender, the classified documents, maps, diagrams and appendices for Operation Downfall were packed away in boxes and eventually stored at the National Archives. These plans that called for the invasion of Japan paint a vivid description of what might have been one of the most horrible campaigns in the history of man. The fact that the story of the invasion of Japan is locked up in the National Archives and is not told in our history books is something for which all Americans can be thankful.



(つけたし)デーブの愛妻アンナとわが妻は従姉妹である。デーブは、NYの国立美術館の窓を設計製作した会社の社長さんだった。娘の二コールは北欧系の美人。9月にルイジアナのわが家にやってくる。小型飛行機を借りて、ルイジアナの国立公園であるバユー沼沢地の上を飛ぶプランだと。コロラド北部のフォート・コリンズに住むデーブさん夫妻は自家用機を2機も持っている。伊勢平次郎


恵隆之助先生からお見舞いのメールがきた、、

恵先生

命を落とすところだった。というのが、日本から帰ってから、かかりつけの医者2度~内科医2度の検診で投薬や診断が間違っていたのです。彼らはいい人なんですが、“皮膚科へ行くように”といい、その皮膚科は一ヶ月も待たされると判ったのです。そこで、ウチのが、救急へ行こうと言い出して、それが正しかった。二人のバクテリア専門医は、血液分析など待っておれないと診断して、そのまま入院となりました。部屋は妻も泊まれる個室だったので快適だった。看護婦さんらは、これ以上の誠実はないと思われる看護をしてくださった。恵先生が執筆中の「ナイチンゲールの精神をアメリカ人の看護婦さんらは持っている」と確信しました。退院するとき、家内が薔薇を2ダース買ってきて、お世話になった人々に配った。みなさんは心から喜んだ。人間は感謝されることほど幸せなことはないのですね。アメリカ人と日本人はこうならなければいけないと思いました。先の大戦の最大の惨事が広島長崎原爆投下です。だが、その耐え難きを克服するときがきています。そういった本を書いてきた。キンドルで出します。おざき生 ルイジアナ

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>>コリアン・スクールのバートン議員、、

有難う。日本人が毛嫌いする人種ですね。ところで、在米韓国人はこのアメリカでは信用されていない。表情が冷たく、態度が硬いからですね。そこで、それを餌(えじき)にする議員が出てくる。マイク・ホンダも同じ。ホンダは、議員バッジとカネが目的だった。韓国人・中国人の反日感情にカネの匂いがしたから。そして、日本で最も嫌われる人間となったが、いわば、ヘイチャラ。韓国や韓国人に関わるとロクなことはないですね。(質問)菅直人はカンコク系ですか?小沢も、千葉も?伊勢
2010/08/08 10:49 | 伊勢 [ 編集 ]

>>未だに真珠湾攻撃によって突如戦争が始まったのごとく語られていますね、、

答えは、為政者には都合がいいことと、アメリカの大衆は無知です。日本人は、もはや「義憤やるせない」という心情を卒業しなければいけない。そして、米中の謀略の罠に、再び嵌められないことです。

さっき、プールでアンデイさん(航空幹部候補生大学)を出られた人と話したのね。彼は、バイブルの時代から、フリーメイソンなどの地下組織があって、生殺与奪~金融コントロール~メデイア・コントロールを掌握してきたと語った。その最大のスポンサーは、ロスチャイルド財閥で、バチカンもその一部だと。ワシントン政府は傀儡に過ぎないのだと。イスラエルの極右は、イスラムと同じように宗教を柱とした秘密結社だと。イスラエルの超国家主義者は、アメリカの大統領を暗殺することも辞さないのだと。“なんと、日本島民はウブなんだろう”と考えててしまった。伊勢
2010/08/08 10:22 | 伊勢 [ 編集 ]

GRANMA

読んでいて、子供への愛情が深かったわが父母を想い出していた。神棚をよく拝んでいた父。日本人は正しく生きる思想を持っているが、このアメリカの為政者や軍産複合体(MIC)や、北京の軍閥はそうではないと思うね。その米中の軍閥らの玩具に日本がなっていると思う。

中国共産党の軍閥は米国のMICよりも冷酷です。その首領らを天皇陛下に会わせたのが民主党のボスと称す小沢一郎である。死刑に値すると思う。こんな暗いこともアタマの中を掠めるこの頃です。でも、健康が戻ってきた。Granamaたちの応援だけで生きている。伊勢
2010/08/08 10:08 | 伊勢 [ 編集 ]

世界大戦中、国際法を一番よく守ったのは日本であった、
どこの国よりも一番規律正しい軍隊は日本であった、
と、以前読んだ本に書かれていました。

何を言われても、どんな扱いを受けても、たとえ報いがなくとも、日本は正々堂々と胸を張って、正攻法(王道)でいきたいです。
武士道にも共通しますが、それこそが、太陽のもと、ヒノモト、日の本、日本という国、日本人の道です。

境野勝悟氏著の「日本の心の教育」 という本によれば、
日の丸の赤丸は太陽のこと。
太陽は命の源、太陽エネルギーのもとに生命がある。その太陽に感謝をして、太陽のように丸く、明るく、豊かに元気に生きる、これが日本人である。
「お父さん」の語源は「尊い人」、「お母さん」の語源は 「日身(かみ)、かみさん、つまりは太陽さん」。日本人は家庭で母を太陽と呼び、父を太陽のように尊い人と呼んで、日本人が太陽を愛する心の心棒を作った。
また、「今日は」「さようなら」の意味も太陽に関係があった・・・と書かれています。

最近の日本では尊属殺人、虐待など、家族内での惨事も頻繁に起き、日本の心が壊れかけているようですが、いつの時も生命の源であるおてんとうさまに感謝をし、おてんとうさまに恥ずかしくない生き方をするように心がけ実行することが大切、これは子孫代々に伝えていきたいことですね。
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>最近、公開された“起きなかった日本本土上陸戦”という米戦争省(WAR・DEPARTMENT)の文書

これはいつの”最近”ですか?
アメリカによる日本奇襲攻撃が計画されていたのは、真珠湾攻撃より先立つ5ヶ月前で、これについてはABC放送で1991年に既に放送されています。
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1cX_Fr3qyQ

書籍では
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1592289134
http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4532166748

報道では

ルーズベルト政権 日本爆撃計画立案者はソ連のスパイ “共産寄り”明確に
1999年08月04日 産経新聞 東京朝刊 国際面

 【ワシントン3日=前田徹】真珠湾攻撃より五カ月も前に作成された米軍による日本本土爆撃計画の立案者が実はソ連のスパイだったことがわかったことで、米ルーズベルト政権の中国政策当事者がいかに共産主義寄りのスタンスへと傾いていたかを浮き彫りにした。(以下略)


真珠湾攻撃よりずっと前から日米は戦争状態だったことは明らかになっているのに(実際、中国大陸でアメリカ人傭兵ーflying Tigerと交戦していた)、未だに真珠湾攻撃によって突如戦争が始まったのごとく語られていますね。まぁ、一般のアメリカ市民にとっては突然だったでしょうが、政治、軍事レベルではそうではなかった。
この話はアメリカでも、学術的、報道的には多少冷静に論じられる様ですが、政治的になると、かなり感情的な反応をしますねアメリカは。原爆投下についもアメリカの謝罪や反省などは当分ないでしょう。
2010/08/07 22:48 | ぽん [ 編集 ]

一時期 WW2、原爆、靖国神社に関するYouTube のコメント欄をいろいろと読んでいたことがありましたが、英文のコメントにはうんざりするくらい、すごく醜いものが数多くありました。
いくつかの英文コメントに対し、Venomさんが英語で一生懸命に反論をしてくださっていました。
今、青山繁春氏著の「王道の日本、覇道の中国、火道の米国」という本を読んでいますが,共感する事が多く、読み応えがあります。
2010/08/07 16:08 | GRANMA [ 編集 ]

GRANMA

今、ウチのが、LA郊外のサンバナデイーノの基地に着陸した。WPの広島長崎記事に書き入れているコメントの酷さに抗議のコメントを書いたけど、出さないことにしたのね。ウチのが“無駄よ。それよりも、アメリカの為政者が恐れているのは、アルカイダによる米本土核テロなの”と。その通りだよね。傲慢なアメリカ人の耳目を集めるには、その恐怖の心理を利用するしかないんだ。“人口の集中する2都市に原爆を落としたことは、正しい”と主張するならば、日本とアメリカは真の同盟国にはなれないと書いた。非戦闘員の女子供を殺戮しても良いなら、テロではないのかと書いた。だが、アメリカ人は敗戦国の人々の叫びに耳を貸さない。自分たちが核の犠牲者になるまではね、、だから、イランの核が恐いのでしょうと書いた。第二次大戦以来アメリカは戦争に勝っていない。一方、日本の自衛隊は1945の夏以来、外国に対してライフル銃の一発も撃っていない。まだまだ、戦勝国気分のアメリカン。その鼻柱は挫かれると書いた。僕の健康はまだまだです。かゆみ留めは睡眠に誘う。うっかりすると、長椅子で寝てしまうんだ。来週に検診がある。うちのは、日曜日に帰ってくる。伊勢
2010/08/07 12:41 | 伊勢 [ 編集 ]

伊勢さん、

奥様と医師の的確な判断、救急にての適切な処置、本当に良かったですね。
一日も早いご快癒を祈ります。

>「原爆投下で戦争終結が早まり、多数の命が救われた。我々は正しいことをした」との父の生前の主張を述べた。
今も変わっていなければですが、これが多くのアメリカ人が学校で学ぶ原爆に関する歴史の内容、そのものです。父の生前の主張=戦後のアメリカ政府の主張、でしょう。

アメリカの義務教育中の教科書、10年ほど前の私の子どもの場合ですが、ほとんどの教科書は学校所有のもので、毎年生徒に貸出しをして再使用をしていました。生徒は毎年変わっても教科書は何年も同じものを再使用しますので、がラッと全部本を変えない限り、内容は今現在もあまり変化していないのだろうと思います。

私が知る博学の白人のアメリカ人教師も 「日本人と知り合うたびに複数の日本人から直接原爆に関する意見を聞いてみたら皆同じことを言う。原爆投下がなくても日本はすでに物資、食料、あらゆる物の不足でどうにもならない敗戦状態だった、と。それまで長い間 『原爆投下は戦争の早期終結のために正しかった』 と信じていたが、はじめて学校で習う内容と事実とは違うことがあることを知った。」といわれましたが、こういう人はごくわずかで、多くのアメリカ人は今でも学校で習ったとおりに「原爆投下は正しかった」と信じている人が多いと思います。
その他にも、アメリカの高校の歴史教科書には一方的な日本軍の中国満州侵略、日本軍による真珠湾奇襲攻撃など、淡々とでしたが日本軍は卑怯で悪の印象で書かれていました。
原爆の正当性を伝えるためにはそう書かざるを得ないのでしょうね。
そういう日本軍悪の印象を利用して、在米中国人を中心にした南京問題、在米韓国人を中心にした慰安婦問題等がアメリカ社会にて正当性を持って受け入れられているのではないかと思いました。
教科書によるプロパガンダは、中・韓・北・露、そして悲しいかな、我が国日本、さらにアメリカにもあるということです。それら教科書による偏向基礎知識の上にマスコミ等の偏向捏造報道や多くの誤情報、不確実情報が確立しているのだと思います。

それだけに伊勢さんのように、日米両方の心を深く理解できる人による書物の出版は、電子書籍であれ、ペーパーブックであれ、日米両国、両国民にとって、大きな意義があることと期待するのです。まずは日米間の理解を深めるために、日米の人々に正しい情報を発信して届ける事が不可欠なのだ、と思っています。
お体を大切にされながら、頑張ってください。何よりもお体をお大切にされてください。
2010/08/07 05:09 | GRANMA [ 編集 ]

「原爆投下機長の息子、大使派遣に不満あらわ」

(ワシントン)広島に原爆を投下した米軍のB29爆撃機「エノラ・ゲイ」の元機長ポール・ティベッツ氏(故人)の息子、ジーン・ティベッツ氏は5日、オバマ政権が広島平和記念式典にルース駐日大使を出席させたことに、「行かせるべきではなかった」と不満をあらわにした。

ジーン氏はCNNテレビの報道番組に自ら電話をかけ、「(日本に対する)無言の謝罪と受け取られかねない」と政権の決定を批判し、「原爆投下で戦争終結が早まり、多数の命が救われた。我々は正しいことをした」との父の生前の主張を述べた。(読売)

これが正しい?すると、911事件のビン・ラデインも正しいことをしたとなるが? アメリカ人は、広島長崎原爆投下を悔いている。と言うのが、当時はアメリカしか核爆弾を持っていなかったが、現在では、だれにでも広島型なら簡単に出来るからだ。加害者だったアメリカの指導者は、核の被害者になることを恐れている。CNNの視聴者らはこのジーン氏の抗議を笑っている。伊勢
2010/08/06 20:05 | 伊勢 [ 編集 ]









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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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