Skip to comments.OBAMA Nixes Plans For Hiroshima Apology Tour (Afraid of US Electorate): My Translation from Japan
Posted on 09/18/2010 5:07:51 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
Sources within the Obama Administration as well as with the ruling Japan Democratic Party here have leaked and confirmed that Obama (and Japan side) have come to the conclusion to make the decision to cancel any side trip to Hiroshima, Japan in November as part of O's ongoing worldwide apology tour.
(Excerpt) Read more at sankei.jp.msn.com ...
This trip has been in the background for nearly two years; Obama was not able to make it last fall and has wanted to go there and express remorse for American Military Action in 広島 and 長崎 in the closing days of World War II. His Ambassador to Japan has already done this--or so it was locally interpreted.
Now the Japanese language Conservative Sankei News, large circulation daily in Japan is breaking with news from both D.C. and in Tokyo among knowledgeable US-Japan sources that OBAMA HAS DEFINITIVELY TOLD JAPAN TO NOT EXPECT HIM TO MAKE THE VISIT TO HIROSHIMA when he is next in Japan in November.The reasons stated were the touchy US 2010 mid-term elections, the sentiment this act may generate with the American People, overall US-Japan relations factors, and others. Anothere reason, noted in the headline, was internal DJP leadership election issues which could not bring Japan's side to agreement on how to proceed with this.
Japanese head of story:
English synopsis translation of the original Japanese language article just out now through Sankei.
[Conservative and patriotic friends in the blogosphere: If referencing this story word-for-word on your blog in an effort to viralize this report, please quote Free Repubilc and "AiT", providing a direct link to this FR story]. This concludes my overview translation and synopsis.
Obama will probably apologize to the grave of King George next.
Huh, maybe he’s learned a little something.
Express remorse for dropping bombs in WWII?
Well, you know, that probably IS something that might make voters mad. Ya think?
Then the odds would be greater for a clean sweep.
Coward - you KNOW he wants to apologize.
Omoslem’s next apology speech will be at Cleopatra’s tomb.
Following that, he’ll apologize to the denizens of Middle Earth.
And if time allows, he will apologize to the Smurfs for the razing of their forest by Gargamel.
Obama’s just gutless all the way around. He’s a disgrace to the office he holds.
Nice going putz, you're batting 1.000.
It was probably explained to him, s..l..o..w..l..y by an American.
Having said that, YES, you can bet your bottom Yen (currently Yen 85 to the US Dollar) that an enterprising Japanese journalist here in Japan will bait the hook with a clever question in the joint summit press conference in APEC Yokohama, where a jetlagged Obongo will slip and, with a serious case of clientitus, in an effort to curry favor with the Japanese (in his mind only) he will regret for not being able to go to Hiroshima this time to offer his sincerest apology. Then the s- will hit the fan back home. Just watch! Bookmark here. You heard it here first!
Oh, and it will be accompanied with another lame, culturally incorrect and insulting "effort" at a Japanese style bow. ;-)
Hiroshima is what made them the closing days of WWII.
Obastard isn’t afraid of being re-elected because he knew his agenda was against the people of the United States.
What a ingrate and trash this guy is! I will never forgive the loons who voted for this thing.
No way in Hell I would bet against you on that prediction.
I have never thanked you personally for your takes and translations from Tokyo. I am most grateful. It is WONDERFUL to know one of our great allies are seeing through this Administration!
My 15 year old daughter is now exploring the wonderful Japanese language. I hope at sometime in the future, without politics, you can show us the best way for her to learn this most beautiful but complex language.
Sincerely, Florida FReeper
I apologize for my bad grammar.
Didnt he already apaologize last year? Geeze, how many times do we have to apologize for something that only he is sorry for?
Obama hates Asians.
*** and has wanted to go there and express remorse for American Military Action***
Back about 1968-1969 I saw a cartoon in MAD or CRACKED magazine.
It showed FDR bowing to the Japanese Emperor and apologizing for American ships at Pearl Harbor blowing up and damaging the hearing of Japanese pilots flying overhead.
Folks, the forces of revisionist history never rest. Does anyone remember the 1994 enola gay exhibit at the smithsonian? There was a concerted effort to portray the japanese as the victims of WWII. But there were enough people still alive who knew otherwise, that common sense prevailed. They’ll keep trying though.
It’s like I was reading their minds....
The ground zero mosque and Hiroshima all rolled into one.
Mine had a somewhat different outcome.
Absolutely. Even after the A-bomb was dropped at Nagasaki, the Jap military wanted to continue to the last man, woman and child.
Hirohito overruled them.
At least that's what we heard.
Their problem was that their only choice was to abstain and they did not understand the advantages of doing so.
A million American soldiers were estimated to be casualties. Though defeat was a matter of time, Japan had no intention to surrender.
Remember, the Emporer was god in Japan. It was a religious/fascist state (similar to Islamic countries but with the Emporer god on earth).
Dropping the bomb saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans and likely a few million Japanese.
Japan started the war. We finished it.
If any apology is due, it is from Japan for starting the war. They set in course the events which resulted in their defeat.
America owes an apology to no one for World War 2.
Will we be apologizing to Germany for defeating Hitler next? We surely would have used the atomic bomb to end the war in Europe had it been developed.
Obama, our foreign-born and anti-colonial usurper-in-thief, continues his misguided apology tour.
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I remember it very well. Have you ever read Smithsonian Magazine? Pure leftist slant.
That our Kenyan president is too scared to bow to, debase himself and apologize to foreigners now due to an upcoming election. What could be more essential than an abject apology for dropping two nukes on Japan. This is the holy grail for America haters. A white nation nuking a yellow one and having their fake black 0bama icon apologizing for what his racist white predecessors did.
Yes the US was 90% white back in 1945 and the rest was black. You had some Indians and Hispanics but not more than 1%-1.5% total. Far better that a million more Japanese and white Americans should die invading and subduing Japan than that we should use two atom bombs
Back to the Kenyan.... He is showing his true colors which is yellow bellied coward all due to an upcoming election. What do election do? They express the will of the people and the people are sick of this unAmerican creep and his Democrat party full of Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid style leftist America haters
Darned good thread post you got going there. Excellent.
If Obama really understood Japanese culture, he’d realize that all he really needs to do is express regret over the death and destruction caused by the atomic bombs without actually saying that it was the wrong thing to do. It would sound like a non-apology to most Americans and Asians, who consider similar Japanese statements about WW2 a non-apology, but it would look like an apology to many Japanese.
Obie must be a little nervous about the November elections.
More likely "tens of millions" of Japanese would have died due to an invasion.
I just read your link. It would have been a very bloody invasion with Japanese having home court advantage for sniping and guerrilla activity. Japan has plenty of mountains for fanatical guerrilla forces to hole up in for years
It is much easier when we got the Emperor (their god on earth) to surrender via A-bombs. He signaled the entire nation to stand down and surrender
I read the link and my thoughts went back to that Sept. 2 date. I was in a infantry replacement depot on Leyte. Many soldiers had anxieties about the invasion of Japan of which we would be part. The scuttlebutt was that very heavy casualties would happen. On that date I was about 10th in a line to pick up new combat gear. A Lt. came out and told us to go back to our tents as the war was over and no more shooting. Also ,no more concern about having to be killed. I together with many G.I.s at that repple depot gave thanks that our Country had the A-bomb and had leaders who were not afraid to use it’
You might want to try chasing-down a copy of The Last Mission - it's the story about a B-29 mission that "sealed your survival".
Obama believes he is the deliverer of historic justice for all wrongs historically perpetrated on other races by Caucasians. This is Rev. Wright theology.This makes Obama a nationalist for minority and ethnic power. He is a nationalist socialist, in other words , a fascist.
Historic justice is the calling card of every fascist leader of the modern era.
And so it is with Obama. He doesn't even realize that those responsible for such supposed injustice are dead now, and long gone. Obama wants the descendants to suffer retribution.America is in deep trouble, having elected its own nemesis.
Thats exactly why Obama is dangerous,and he seeks to destroy America.So far we are letting him do just that.