Date archive for April, 2016

Zeroing in on former chef Fujimoto’s re-visit to North Korea (2)

Wife and daughter not totally happy about reunion



Universities Prevent Learning

 If I were to state, “universities prevent learning,” the reader might think I am crazy. Universities, as well as colleges, technical schools, and other institutions of higher education are supposed to be the very ones imparting this instruction and providing the place to learn.


U.S. military support for Kumamoto: Misguided Osprey criticism

 The U.S. air transport support began for the Kumamoto Earthquake disaster areas where aftershocks continue. In the disaster areas suffering severe disruption of transportation network, local government officials, police, firefighters, the Self Defense Forces and volunteers continue search and rescue operations, recovery activities and evacuee support. Under such emergency situation caused by sudden major disasters, support from a foreign country is greatly appreciated. However, it is incomprehensible that some criticize the U.S. forces from ideological standpoints despite the fact that those forces are assisting Japanese disaster victims experiencing hardships.


Maintenance of nuclear deterrence is necessary

 G7 foreign ministers’ meeting was held in Hiroshima and concluded after adopting the Hiroshima Declaration on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.



Prevent transfer of nuclear materials to terrorists

 The Nuclear Security Summit was held in Washington, D.C. with participation of heads of states and others from more than 50 countries in the world. The summit adopted a joint statement which focused on prevention of terrorism using nuclear materials as a lasting priority.