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OBAMA Nixes Plans For Hiroshima Apology Tour (Afraid of US Electorate): My Translation from Japan
Sankei Shimbun News, Tokyo, Japan (Original in Japanese) ^ | 19 September 2010 | Rui Sasaki, Reporter

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 ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010; apology; apologytour; bho44; bhofail; bow; elections; hiroshima; japan; nagasaki; obama; obamabow; obowma; roos; sankei; shazai

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:

オバマ氏広島訪問見送り 民主代表選の政治空白で事前協議できず

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.

1 posted on 09/18/2010 5:08:00 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
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To: DTogo

Ping!


2 posted on 09/18/2010 5:09:48 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (They should count their blessings The American People are going to take power from them peacefully..)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

BTTT


3 posted on 09/18/2010 5:10:50 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Obama will probably apologize to the grave of King George next.


4 posted on 09/18/2010 5:11:02 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Huh, maybe he’s learned a little something.


5 posted on 09/18/2010 5:11:21 PM PDT by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Express remorse for dropping bombs in WWII?

Well, you know, that probably IS something that might make voters mad. Ya think?


6 posted on 09/18/2010 5:11:32 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (The liberal mantra: Never enough.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Too bad!

Then the odds would be greater for a clean sweep.

Coward - you KNOW he wants to apologize.


7 posted on 09/18/2010 5:14:03 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Winstons Julia
Express remorse for dropping bombs in WWII?

The proper thing would be to say "Sorry we had to blow the heck out of you, but that what happens when you screw with the USA". Of course i'm just glad Obama didn't go to Hiroshima and announce complete unilateral US Nuclear disarmament. I'm expecting that any day now.
8 posted on 09/18/2010 5:16:08 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: nmh

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.


9 posted on 09/18/2010 5:17:46 PM PDT by StopObama2012 (CLICK ME to expose Osaudi)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Obama’s just gutless all the way around. He’s a disgrace to the office he holds.


10 posted on 09/18/2010 5:18:05 PM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
So the *sshole has again whipped up tension with yet another ally for absolutely.no.good.reason.

Nice going putz, you're batting 1.000.

11 posted on 09/18/2010 5:18:14 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: El Sordo
Huh, maybe he’s learned a little something.

It was probably explained to him, s..l..o..w..l..y by an American.

12 posted on 09/18/2010 5:18:17 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3(0|\|0/\/\1($ 101: (4P174L1$/\/\ R3QU1r3$ (4P174L. Could it be any more simple?)
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To: nmh
Coward - you KNOW he wants to apologize.

For what? We all know it was Dolphin and Whale that attacked Japan.

13 posted on 09/18/2010 5:18:36 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Thanks AIT.

Attaboy


14 posted on 09/18/2010 5:20:50 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: El Sordo
Well, they ARE stupid, but not THAT stupid, in Foggy Bottom, the West Wing and Akasaka.

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. ;-)

15 posted on 09/18/2010 5:21:28 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (They should count their blessings The American People are going to take power from them peacefully..)
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To: StopObama2012
And if time allows, he will apologize to the Smurfs for the razing of their forest by Gargamel.


16 posted on 09/18/2010 5:24:08 PM PDT by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
"...in the closing days of World War II."

Hiroshima is what made them the closing days of WWII.

17 posted on 09/18/2010 5:24:15 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Obastard isn’t afraid of being re-elected because he knew his agenda was against the people of the United States.


18 posted on 09/18/2010 5:24:35 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

What a ingrate and trash this guy is! I will never forgive the loons who voted for this thing.


19 posted on 09/18/2010 5:25:13 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
The girly man-in chief already bent over and grabbed the ankles for Hirohito's spawn.....
20 posted on 09/18/2010 5:27:19 PM PDT by Brofholdonow
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To: AmericanInTokyo
The Japanese love obama. I was in Hiroshima in April of this year and we went to the peace park. In the museum, they had tee shirts for sale with a pic of obama on it. why his tee shirt was for sale in the museum I have no idea. Needless to say, i passed on purchasing one of these POS shirts.
21 posted on 09/18/2010 5:27:19 PM PDT by coop223
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To: AmericanInTokyo

No way in Hell I would bet against you on that prediction.


22 posted on 09/18/2010 5:36:05 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

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.


23 posted on 09/18/2010 5:49:19 PM PDT by poobear ("The greatest tyrannies are always perpetrated in the name of the noblest causes." -- Thomas Paine)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Didnt he already apaologize last year? Geeze, how many times do we have to apologize for something that only he is sorry for?


24 posted on 09/18/2010 6:04:50 PM PDT by dartuser
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To: nmh
you KNOW he wants to apologize. Of course he does.
25 posted on 09/18/2010 6:09:08 PM PDT by ColdOne (November and Beyond! Do not vote for Obama Republicans! Rove who?)
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To: ColdOne

Obama hates Asians.


26 posted on 09/18/2010 6:12:49 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: AmericanInTokyo

*** 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.


27 posted on 09/18/2010 6:18:03 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( AKA Rodrigo de Bivar)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

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.


28 posted on 09/18/2010 6:23:51 PM PDT by vmpolesov
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To: AmericanInTokyo

It’s like I was reading their minds....

http://knewshound.blogspot.com/2010/08/ground-zero-mosque-supporters-unite.html

The ground zero mosque and Hiroshima all rolled into one.

Mine had a somewhat different outcome.

Cheers,

knewshound


29 posted on 09/18/2010 6:31:42 PM PDT by knews_hound (Credo Quia Absurdium--take nothing seriously unless it is absurd. E. Clampus Vitus)
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To: circlecity
Hiroshima is what made them the closing days of WWII.

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.

30 posted on 09/18/2010 6:34:18 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: El Sordo
Huh, maybe he’s learned a little something.

More Arabic?

31 posted on 09/18/2010 6:51:05 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Cheetahcat
What a ingrate and trash this guy is! I will never forgive the loons who voted for this thing.

Their problem was that their only choice was to abstain and they did not understand the advantages of doing so.

32 posted on 09/18/2010 7:12:53 PM PDT by David (...)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

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.


33 posted on 09/18/2010 8:14:59 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: AmericanInTokyo; maikeru; Dr. Marten; Eric in the Ozarks; Al Gator; snowsislander; sushiman; ...
No inappropriate deep bows by Obama in Japan this time around.

日本*ピング* (kono risuto ni hairitai ka detai wo shirasete kudasai : let me know if you want on or off this list)

34 posted on 09/18/2010 8:27:05 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: vmpolesov

I remember it very well. Have you ever read Smithsonian Magazine? Pure leftist slant.


35 posted on 09/18/2010 9:52:37 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Hilarious
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


36 posted on 09/19/2010 1:34:21 AM PDT by dennisw (-He who will not economize will have to agonize- - - - - - Confucius)
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To: dennisw

Darned good thread post you got going there. Excellent.


37 posted on 09/19/2010 6:03:20 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (They should count their blessings The American People are going to take power from them peacefully..)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

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.


38 posted on 09/19/2010 7:38:39 AM PDT by Question_Assumptions
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Hmmm....going to church, backing off the apology tour...

Obie must be a little nervous about the November elections.

39 posted on 09/19/2010 7:40:35 AM PDT by Allegra (Flank steak is very lean.)
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To: dennisw
Far better that a million more Japanese ...should die invading and subduing Japan than that we should use two atom bombs

More likely "tens of millions" of Japanese would have died due to an invasion.

1945 Invasion of Japan.

40 posted on 09/19/2010 7:51:41 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

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


41 posted on 09/19/2010 8:07:49 AM PDT by dennisw (-He who will not economize will have to agonize- - - - - - Confucius)
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To: DuncanWaring

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’


42 posted on 09/19/2010 9:55:02 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: noinfringers2
Glad you made it back.

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".

43 posted on 09/19/2010 11:21:02 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Winstons Julia
This simply reveals Obama’s twisted sense of historic justice (White Man bombs another race, reparations due.

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.

Read:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html

44 posted on 09/19/2010 8:20:05 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

45 posted on 09/23/2010 11:02:46 PM PDT by Jake from AZ (THE TEA PARTY: We tried to wake up the American people. We couldn't.)
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