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Category Archives: Japan

Admiral Yamamoto in Korea

We’ll talk about North Korea in a minute but first you should know I love the sea and more Kawai especially when I’m in Tokyo out of uniform in her arms. I tell her about studying at Harvard two happy years, and likewise two incisive years as naval attaché in Washington, D. C. I like […]

Also posted in China, Donald Trump, Isoroku Yamamoto, Kim Jong-Un, Korea, Nuclear Weapons, Tripartite Pact, World War II

Golfing with Shinzo and Donald

I’ve caddied for many of the greatest golfers in history, packing Tiger Woods’ bag the day he shot sixty-two in an exhibition with Japanese legend Jumbo Ozaki who, despite being almost sixty, fired a hot sixty-seven. Today, I won’t be carrying clubs because our distinguished guests here at Kasumigaseki Country Club – Hideki Matsuyama, fourth […]

Also posted in Donald Trump, Golf, Guns, Hideki Matsuyama, Kim Jong-Il, Kim Jong-Un, Korea, Nuclear Weapons, Shinzo Abe, Tiger Woods

Nuclearizing East Asia

During a break at an economic summit Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan motions for Korean President Moon Jae-in to join him in a conference room where President Vladimir Putin arises and says, through several interpreters, “Please sit down.” The three leaders sit at a small dark wooden table. “North Korea’s headed toward a very […]

Also posted in Korea, Moon Jae-in, Nuclear Weapons, Russia, Shinzo Abe, Vladamir Putin

Japan Watches

we japanese would be fascinated by tests of north korean offensive and american defensive missiles except we’re in middle of nuclear lunacy

Also posted in Korea, Nuclear Weapons

Kim’s Second ICBM

After my Fourth of July ICBM present to the United States I decided, little more than three weeks later, to air mail you another test, “a powerful sword for keeping peace,” and this one flew higher and longer than the last and, I’m confident, terrified those who live not only on the West Coast but […]

Also posted in Donald Trump, Kim Jong-Un, Korea, Nuclear Weapons

Trump Calls Kim Jong Un

Donald Trump – President Kim, this is President Trump calling to tell you that it won’t happen. Kim Jong Un – It’s already happened. DT – I’m referring to North Korea actually deploying an ICBM. KJU – Consider them as good as deployed on quite mobile Chinese-built trucks you’ll never be able to track. DT […]

Also posted in China, Donald Trump, Jose Abeto Zaide, Kim Jong-Un, Korea, Muammar Gaddafi, Nuclear Weapons, Russia, Saddam Hussein

Target, Japan

north korea just fired another ballistic missile into our sea of japan we’re still not sure what we’re going to do about this menace but based on history we better do something

Also posted in Donald Trump, Kim Jong-Un, Korea, Nuclear Weapons

Empathetic Trump

I know some of you feel I lack empathy and have been calling me a narcissist, and that’s really unfair. As your president I’m up every night, tweeting and worrying about my most important priority, your safety and well-being. I also want to help people around the world. Inevitably, I think a lot about the […]

Also posted in Bashar al-Assad, Donald Trump, ISIS, Ivanka Trump, Korea, Syria

Hydrogen Man

I’m not short and pudgy. I’m taller and firmer than you think and in fact I’m a stud who watches professional basketball and lives like a god and beds any woman I want and the other night my current favorite swooned as I told her, “This morning I exploded a hydrogen bomb.” “Oh, Dear Leader.” […]

Also posted in China, Kim Jong-Un, Korea, Nuclear Weapons

FDR to Trump

This story is from the rousing campaign book “King Donald”

Also posted in Arizona, California, Campaign 2016, Donald Trump, Franklin Roosevelt, Oregon, Washington, World War II

Putin to Obama re Paris

This story is from the rousing campaign book “King Donald”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Beirut, Campaign 2016, Germany, Iraq, ISIS, Lebanon, Middle East, Paris, Ronald Reagan, Russia, Syria, Vladimir Putin, World War II

Rubio Warns China

This story is from the rousing campaign book “King Donald”

Also posted in Air Force, Army, Campaign 2016, China, Defense Budget, Kim Jong-Un, Korea, Marco Rubio, Navy

Trump is a Scaremonger

I taught English as a Second Language for adults for twenty-four years. Eighty percent of my students were from Mexico. I would trust virtually all of them before I’d trust Donald Trump. He’s full of garbage and a shameless scaremonger and racist. For those old enough to remember the 1980s, he went around screaming how […]

Also posted in China, Conservatives, Donald Trump, Racism, Republicans

Edgar Allan Poe v. Haruki Murakami

Without creative flexibility, I wouldn’t allow this bout in my jurisdiction. And who but a sadist could disagree? As a teenager Edgar Allan Poe sometimes swam and long jumped vigorously but for two decades alcohol, opium, and heaven knows what else have shredded his body and soul, and it’s certain the inherent chemicals in his […]

Also posted in Alcohol, Boxing, Edgar Allan Poe, Haruki Murakami, Writers

World According to Americans

Don’t know if they were godless communists or radical Muslims but some outrageous critters emailed world map insulting Americans. On map they write we think Canada’s uninhabited. Bull feathers. We know few icy people live up there, and they sure as hell want to be like Alaska next door, which is now America except for […]

Also posted in Africa, Antarctica, Asia, China, Europe, India, Mexico, Middle East, Russia, Short Pieces - GTC, South Africa

Book Tour

I had secretly taken an earlier flight to elude the media and (I later learned) several dozen readers who, by the standards of literary greetings at airports, constituted a throng. I wasn’t being rude. I was terrified. I couldn’t allow them to see me stagger out after one of those hemmed-in, gut-busting, ear-popping, time-altering twelve-hour […]

Also posted in Adolf Hitler, Amazon.com, Auschwitz, Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, Edvard Benes, Europe, France, George Thomas Clark, Germany, Hitler Here, Holocaust, Iran, Iraq, Middle East, Short Stories - GTC, World War II

I Am MacArthur

This story is from the collection “The Bold Investor” <

Also posted in Alexander the Great, Asia, Australia, China, Dean Acheson, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John Barrymore, Korea, Korean War, Napoleon, Nuclear Weapons, Pearl Harbor, Philippines, Short Stories - GTC, The Bold Investor, West Point, World War I, World War II

Tokyo Life and Architecture

Men with technical minds made in Japan, England, and America were talking about my city, and me, at the A/cute Tokyo symposium, and I wanted to stand and shout shut up.  You architects aren’t so bright.  You’re human computers hired to build the problems you condemn.  I already knew life in my city of thirty […]

Also posted in Architecture, Hammer Museum, Tokyo