Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Japan, the Alamo, and Comfort Women (Why I Love Texas)

Japan, the Alamo, and Comfort Women
(Why I Love Texas)

The Alamo located in San Antonio Texas is an historic site held in extreme reverence by Texans.  It was in 1836 where 1,800 Mexican soldiers mascaraed 189 Texas (no survivors) fighting for independence from Mexico.  The slaughter of the 189 Texans give birth to the rallying cry “remember the Alamo,” throughout the Texas War of Independence.   

In 1914 Japanese Doctor Shigetaka Shiga a geography professor at Waseda University in Tokyo sent the Alamo stone monument commemorating the 189 fallen Texans.  Professor Shiga related the Battle of the Alamo to the Siege of Nagashino Castle in 1575 in Nagashino, Mikawa Prefecture, Japan.

The Alamo grounds are maintained true to historical accuracy commemorating the battle that took place there.  The battle was pivotal in Texas war of independence.  It is noteworthy the monument was allowed to be placed on the grounds.  The monument represents honor and respect from Japan.

Now contrast that with South Koreans and Koreans in America sent the USA:  Comfort Women statues / monuments desecrating an American City Park dedicated to Korean War veterans, a city park in Glendale, California, and attempting to foul an American Veteran’s Park in Cupertino, California.  These insidious monuments / statue represent dishonor and disrespect. 

The contrast between the two is glowing and noteworthy.  

The inscription on the monument reads:

More on the monument:

The Battle of Nagashino Castle: 

The Alamo:

Video explaining the Alamo:

Song: “Remember the Alamo:”

Link to Texas Daddy store:         
Left: Monument from Japan, Right: Monument from Koreans

1 comment:

Don MacLaren said...

Mr. Marano, as you know, I sent you messages via Facebook, email and this blog (propaganda-buster.blogspot.com) about your videos. Though you were nice enough to answer my email, as I noted previously I would like to discuss your videos, thoughts on Japan and thoughts on foreigners in Japan in a public forum. I have been posting messages nearly identical to this one in the comments section of some of your Youtube videos, but am still waiting for a reply (in a public forum). I believe this message (and my others) merit a reply.

Please note the following:

You state in the video "No foreigners allowed" signs in Japan that, “We’re litigation-happy in this country…” (in the U.S.), and that a “liberal American” in Japan initiated what you suggest is a frivolous lawsuit over racial discrimination. You imply the Japanese are NOT “litigation-happy." In my experience this is not true. Please see this link regarding my experiences in Japan's courts.: http://donmaclaren.com/don_maclaren_-_japanese_courts.html

Also, if the "liberal American" you refer to is Mr. Debito Arudou, you're mistaken. Mr. Arudou is a naturalized Japanese citizen.

Mr. Marano, I found out the hard way that Japan is not the harmonious country the Western media still tends to portray it as, and that the Japanese are actually NOT reluctant to initiate frivolous lawsuits. This bitter lesson on life in Japan occurred when I was sued by the Japanese company I was working for. I counter-sued, continued working for the company and after nearly a year and a half in court won the lawsuit. Please see the story “My Life in Corporate Japan” in the link above for more details. (The company's name is USC Limited (株式会ユーエスシー), based in Fuchu, Tokyo.)

The link also includes a story about other lawsuits with another company I worked for in Japan, the American Club (アメリカンクラブ株式会社), based in Utsunomiya, Tochigi. The American Club was taken to court twice by its employees for several months in unpaid wages. I led the group of employees in this litigation, and the litigation was strongly suggested by Japanese lawyers, the Japanese Labor Standards Office and a Japanese labor union. (In the second lawsuit, the American Club’s directors ignored the court summons and didn’t pay back wages, yet they were allowed to continue to operate as a business, without (as far as I know) any assets being seized to pay their employees This is a sad statement on Japan's system of "justice.")

Thank you for the time you've invested in reading this - - and in advance for your (hoped-for) response in a public forum.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Don MacLaren
Email: info@donmaclaren.com
Website: http://donmaclaren.com/