Sunday, July 27, 2014

K.Kamiya & Saeko - Charity “Light of Life "

K.Kamiya & Saeko - Charity “Light of Life "

This is a project to assist those unfortunate children who were made orphans as a result of the 11 March 2011 earthquake / tsunami that was an historical earth / human event.  The 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami as it is referred to.

Money raised by the sale of this will go directly to helping these children.

Website links: (English) (Japanese)

Composed and produced by Keijiro Kamiya
Lyrics written and sung by Saeko Kitamae
Vocals produced by Lars Ratz
Mixed by Miquel A. Riutort in March 2012 at Psychosomatic Recording Studio, Inca, Spain
Mastered by Hay Zeelen in March 2012 at Hay Zeelen Mastering , Mallorca, Spain
Artwork designed by Hiroshi Okumura at Axis Media Station, Osaka, Japan

Okinawa anti-American military bases protesters

 Okinawa anti-American 
military bases protesters

A visit to a tent inhabited by a minority of Okinawans and one what seemed to be an American who desire to see the American bases on Okinawa closed.

The people in the tent desire to see the American bases close and spend each day there also posting protest banners and ribbons on the fence belonging to the U.S. military.  One of the people in the tent admitted to an Okinawan they get money from people in China who want “peace.”

No commentary offered here as to the context of this video, the video speaks for itself.

“Yankee Go Home” protests the U.S. Marines Futenma, Okinawa, Japan

“Yankee Go Home” protests the 
U.S. Marines Futenma, Okinawa, Japan

Every morning (at least five days a week) a group of people in Okinawa, Japan stand outside the entrance gates to the U.S. Marine base, Futenma.  They are protesting the base and the United States Marines.  One gentleman yells at the Marines “Yankee go home!”

To counter these clowns a group of patriotic Okinawans stand in the same area holding thank you banner and waiving and yelling “good morning” to the Marines.   This video shows the fun we had that day with anti-Americans.
USMC Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, "Yankee Go Home" protest laughed at

Okinawa Japanese and American memorials

Okinawa Japanese and American memorials

In the closing days of World War Two from April to June, 1945 a fierce battle took place on the Japanese island of Okinawa.  More than 12,000 Americans and more than 110,000 Japanese died.

While visiting Okinawa, a Japanese friend drove us to a memorial on the island.  It is a memorial commemorating those who died during that battle, both Japanese and Americans.

The gentleman who drove us to the memorial his grandfather died in the battle for Iwo Jima.  He drove us to the memorial and unfurled an American flag at the site. 

APA Hotels meet APA Tony

APA Hotels meet APA Tony

­While traveling throughout Japan we enjoy lodging at APA Hotels.  There are around 230 APA Hotels in Japan making it easy to locate one.

The accommodations range in size and price.  The rooms are clean, well furnished with the needs of the traveler.  Breakfast is offered with other services.  The staff is extremely friendly and accommodating.  Since most tourist and business people just need a room to shower and sleep, APA fits that need perfectly. 

The name “APA” can be located in the word “Japan.”  We were not paid or asked to make this video.  The owner / chairman Mr. Toshio Motoya is a good friend.  As we good friends we support and assist one another.

Music: “Vegas Glitz” from