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To: TXnMA
"I was presented with a bamboo fan bearing a hand-written inscription written and signed by Tojo Hideki (Generalissimo Tojo)..."

I'm old enough to remember when that name was as well know in American homes as is Saddam Hussein is today.

11 posted on 05/24/2008 10:35:55 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam
"I'm old enough to remember when that name was as well know in American homes as is Saddam Hussein is today."

As am I. I remember during WWII, that our garbage pickup man used a mule-drawn wagon -- and he called his two mules, "Hitler" and, "Tojo" -- and he cussed them a lot!!! '-)

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That does not mean that the fan is not a valuable historical document. (It was presented to the old Nipponjin who gave it to me ["I presento-you in memory of my GI drinking buddy!"] as a commendation for valor...)

Japanese who have seen it invariably say, "Ah! Takai desu!!" ("Very precious!!")

12 posted on 05/24/2008 11:18:40 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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