Friday, April 26, 2013

Prestowitz's blinded political, economic eyes in Asia

Clyde Prestowitz is probably widely well known an author writing about both economic and political situation in East Asia in U.S. He wrote very interesting articles, such as KISS (Kick It Simple Stupid) principle against Japan in "Make Japan buy the whole plane," and "Korea as Number One," on He recently added his new journal in this week, titled "No more Yasukuni Visits on my watch" without careful research of the political background like Peter Duus did many times. Although he seemed to talk about the Asia as if he had a neutral view of the foreign affair among East Asia region. He implies that he is clearly anti-Japanese as I introduced his articles about Japan and other East Asia country, particularly China and South Korea.

This man simply mentioned that Japan should be more useful for U.S and other East Asia as the economic slave for them. He recommended Barrack Obama to sell U.S old air crafts for only a economic reason based on his KISS principle than the stable security bond between U.S and Japan. He intentionally announced South Korea would overwhelm Japan in technology and economy after 2012. In addition, he unskeptically suggested to Japan that Japan should stop visiting to Yasukuni shrine as only two opposing neighboring countries, particularly China and South Korea, claim about it. In his newest article, he added some other countries around the Pacific Ocean without his background research.

Multinational dispute over yasukuni should be eliminated because it is rather domestic, spiritual issue in Japan than political issues in other unrelated countries. The dispute over the enshrined former war soldiers during WWII should only be allowed for the Japanese to decide their visitation or not. In addition, according to the Japanese article written by Doak in Sankei Newspaper, It is like a stupid story to consider the country as Militarism because a Prime Minister visits a particular shrine [which enshrines a former war soldiers who fought for their nations in the past.] The countries which want to call Yasukuni shrine as an evil temple should research a suitable reason to prove their opinions. It only a excuse for China [and Koreas] to hypocritically conclude Yasukuni shrine as a war symbol of Militarism, [or Nazism] (Doak, Sankei-news) .

Moreover, here is a fact that Pretowitz is blind at his view of the recent economic situation among East Asia. Henry Sender, the chief international financial correspondent of Financial Times, announced that the Korea's economic situation has been worsened since 2012. According to Sender:

 "In most places in the world, companies and households have been reducing their debt burden. But in South Korea, leverage still remains too high. ...In the second half of last year, four of the top 12 [Korean corporate faction] groups were unable to cover their interest payments from operating profit. ...Now worries are growing about the health of the banking system. Many savings banks have already gone bust and in recent months, regulators have forced more than two dozen to suspend operations. But today the major banks are also seeing signs of pressure. Net interest margins have dropped while non-performing loans have been inching up, hitting earnings which are expected to decline at double-digit rates in coming quarters. Officially defaults on loans to companies last year rose to 2 per cent for the first time since 2003."
"But seven major banks established a sort of bad bank several years ago, which they capitalised with their own equity, allowing it to buy up some of their bad loans." (Sender H.)

In short, the Korean bank system is not financially healthy at all.

I highly wonder why Prestowiz pushed the Americans to take a close look at the Korean Market as their frontier of the next market place. The financial system in South Korea is malfunctioned as well as its politically dysfunctional interrelationship with its alliances, U.S and Japan. Furthermore, Prestowiz should not intervene with the dispute over the Japanese's visit of Yasukuni Shrine in the political manner if he is intelligent enough to understand the respect for other cultures and spiritual prospects.

Doak K. "靖国参拝の考察"
Prestowiz C. "Korea as Number One"
Prestowiz C. "Make Japan buy the whole plane"
Prestowiz C. "No More Yasukuni Visit on My Watch"
Sender H. "Distress Spreads In South Korea"

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Korean culturally psychopathic personality by pretending to be the Japanese

I believe people can share the different cultural values if they respect each other. However, unfortunately, Japan has the neighbor whose every nation has culturally psychopathic personality, Korea.Their personality focuses on insulting, aggressively attacking, and harshly discriminating the Japanese in order to keep getting the money from Japan by threatening it in megalomaniac ways.

Nowadays, the North Korea and South Korea are ready to fight throughout their coward cold war more than half century. The United State has been bravely standing in between them for the peace in the East Asia region. Unfortunately, one of the U.S city, Boston, was attacked by the suspicious bombs on April 16, 2013.

A hour later of the sad incident, the Korean posted his video on youtube titled, "I celebrate the terror of Boston." He introduce himself as the Japanese, devilishly celebrate the terror attack in Boston, and claimed against the U.S military to leave the U.S navy base in Okinawa on his youtube video. The pictures that I uploaded above tells that he is the Korean who is always against the Japanese, discriminate them, and wish them to be terminated as the Korean. In fact, he pretended to be the Japanese to manipulate many other nations to misunderstand what the Japanese cultural perspective.

I should say in a harsh way that all the Korean are nationally retarded. I strongly wonder why the Japanese government still want to keep the international relationship with this psychopathically megalomaniac country.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Japan doen't deserve bad reputation, according to Stanford Professor of Asian History

This is a translated article to English from a personal blog originally posted on The detailed information is posted in reference, and strongly recommended to read them for further study on the history during the World War II.

Japan well control over the history without agitation of war and patriotism: The historical disputes over the past great war among the countries possibly remain the conflictive tension of the international relationship in the East Asia region. The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University examined the comparative roles of high school history textbooks among Japan, China, South Korea, United State and Taiwan, and it concluded that the japanese history textbook is the most disciplined among them without admiring wars. The major members of the research center, Peter Duus and Daniel C. Sneider, reported their consequence and objectives of the research.

Japanese textbook: The Japanese textbook is the least contained of the patriotism and encouragement for a war. The textbook well describes the Seno-Japanese war based on the historical facts. It also concludes that political leaders and the military forces at the war time was the most responsible for the war. The Japanese textbook is well-balanced description based on the facts and dispassion.

Korean textbook: The Korean textbook focuses on its nationalism. It describes the detailed incidents about the koreans. It less describes other foreign facts such as the war in China.  Korea is only indifferent in the foreign histories. It is only interested in insisting themselves as the war victims caused by Japan. [Duus] was surprised at, for instance, that the Korean textbook has no description about the nuclear attack on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Therefore, Korea clearly considers the history as its self-sentered sufficient tool.

United States textbook: The United States textbook describes only a few incidents about the Japan-China war. It also intentionally focuses rather on the war relationship between U.S and Europe than the relationship between U.S and Asia. It has many  description about Nuremberg trials, but Tokyo trails.

Chinese textbook: In the academically historical view of the research, Chinese textbook has many problems in education. It is rather simply a propagandizing tool [than an educational textbook.] The Chinese Communist Party with the full of its ideology uses the textbook for its political purpose. It neither contained describes about the Pacific War nor the nuclear attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Although China revised the textbook in 2004, it inflame the nation the patriotism and emphasize the anti-Japan war in their view after the revision. The revised textbook increases their war victorious stories of anti-Japan war instead it excludes the national conflict in China. It adds many description about atrocities caused by the Japanese forces during the WWII, including the Nanking incident.

Taiwan textbook: During under the rule of the Chinese Nationalist Party, The old Taiwanese textbook only contained the dynastic history of China. But the new textbook focuses rather on the Taiwanese national view and its history than the Chinese history. Both China and Taiwan less emphasize the national conflict for different reasons in their views. The new Taiwanese textbook excludes dynamically the Nanking incident and less describes about the Sino-Japanese war. It analyzes the annexation of Taiwan by Japan with detailed factual research of both the inter-political relationship between Taiwan and Japan, and the atrocity there caused by Japanese force during the war time.

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