Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Japanese Ambassador to Italy to Italians: "Japan Has Recovered!"

I have no information as to how the word "recovery" is defined in the post-"cold shutdown state" declaration Japan.

From Jiji Tsushin (3/1/2012):


As one year anniversary of the March 11, 2011 disaster approaches, a symposium was held in Rome on February 29 where experts held discussions on the recovery of Japan's disaster affected areas and on the issues that Japan and Italy face. In his speech, Ambassador Masaharu Kono thanked Italy by saying "We were overwhelmed by the "kizuna" [tie that binds; it originally meant "a leash to tie down or restrain animals"] (in the form of support from various countries)". He declared "Japan has recovered", urging for the resumption of the tourism to Japan and investment in Japan

Many Japanese nauseate when they hear the word "kizuna".

Meanwhile, the EU's ban on Japanese food import remains, at least until October. Some recovery.


Anonymous said...

...tourism to Japan? Investments to Japan?? LOL !
ouch, "Japan, we have a (economic) problem!"
It's not Cmdr Apollo voice, but Mario Monti!

Anonymous said...

Apparently the Ambassador hasn't been paying attention to what's left of the reactors at Fukushima. Just today another fire and they can;t find Unit 3 spent fuel pool anywhere.'s Wasn;t this the more dangerous MOX fuel pool?

Anonymous said...

I am looking at the fuku live cam now and I don't see any smoke or fire. I checked because there has been 5.8 and a 5.4 earth quake in the last 12 hours. Can you give me the link to the cam that shows this smoke and fire?

Anonymous said...

It's ok. I found it at Enenews. There is a video showing smoke between reactors 3 and 4 so it is definitely not coming from a reactor or spent fuel pool. Perhaps the workers were having a celebratory barbecue after hearing that the accident is over and that Japan has recovered!

Vyse Legendaire said...

In this instance kizuna must mean the noose to be used on Japan leaders.

Darth3/11 said...

Get ready, folks. The one-year anniversary is going to witness an onslaught of self-congratulatory "Everything is fine, here, nothing to see, move along" verbiage. Just check the sources and decide for yourself.

I can only hope that the voices of the actual workers at the TEPCO plant, people trying to find food that is NOT from affected areas of radiation, and mothers and fathers and children living with the consequences will be heard.

Anonymous said...

Japan to the World, "When we lie, our people believe us. We need you to believe our lies, too!"

I love seeing Japanese businessmen bowing in an attempt to apologize for this disaster! It would be better if a nuclear fuel rod was shoved up their ass when they were bowing!

Anonymous said...

Strange words from an Ambassador.
Mind-mumbling actually.
Yet it reminds me of an english-language debate club last summer where Japanese were actually confused : "why do they (the foreign countries) help us ?"

centplay said...

nice info, keep posting bro

Anonymous said...

I suppose he found the right background for such statements. Here in Italy most people think there is no problem in Japan now, such a beautiful country, such a delicious food!
I only do not understand "discussions...on the issues that Japan and Italy face"...what are the issues that Italy face?! There is no issue to face, there is no room for nuclear power in Italy, also thanks to the lesson learnt from Japan, which is: nuclear power cannot be managed by humans (nor by robots or machines lol!).

Atomfritz said...

I think I can somewhat understand the ambassador.

Although formally being an independent country, Japan has been bullied and harassed by the US cannon boat policy for more than one and a half centuries.

Actually Japan is still an occupied satellite of the US, like the eastern european countries were Soviet occupied satellites.
Japan politics aren't independent; if the US don't agree with something, Japan has to obey.
It is not without reason that the Japanese SDF are obliged to be weak and powerless, like the German Bundeswehr.

If the Japanese government doesn't obey the rulings of the US occupants, Tokyo's government quarter will be raided by the Okinawa-stationed US troops, restoring the occupation status.
Some time ago some secret documents leaked about US military plans to raid the german government agencies if they dare to cross sort of a red line by opposing the US too much. Germany also still is an occupied country with only formal independence.

The difference between Japan and Germany is of a racial matter. Germans are "white", Japanese are "yellow", they are "Japs". This racism is also reflected by the concentration camps in which the US citizens of Japanese origin were incarcerated during WW II, in a way worse manner than the (white) Germans were treated.

This racism is also reflected in the nuclear politics. Germany was allowed to produce plutonium, it even had green light to make nuclear weapons from the US which wanted to make the Soviets retaliate against Germany in case of a nuclear war and not against the US (Chancellor Adenauer's plan to nuclear arm Germany finally failed because of a smear campaign of some Jewish scientists, but that is another story). Japan was not even allowed to produce pure plutonium, they had to modify the process to produce a MOX mix which is difficult to use for nuclear weapons to make the US allow them reprocessing at all.

Japan is still obliged to pay massive tributes to the US occupators in the form of buying US government junk bonds, in the magnitude of approaching a trillion dollars soon.
Until very recently Japan wasn't allowed to detain US troops which killed Japanese people by DUI, same goes with the countless rapes of Japanese women and girls at Okinawa.

So I feel very solidaric with the Japanese people and wish them to get rid of the american kizuna asap.

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