Deep Kyoto: Walks Publisher: Deep Kyoto; 1st edition (May 18, 2014) Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. ASIN: B00KFM2J0C URL: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KFM2J0C Price: $7.99 (811 yen) Editors: Michael Lambe & Ted Taylor Authors: Jennifer Louise Teeter, Bridget Scott, Miki Matsumoto, Robert Yellin, Pico Iyer, Chris Rowthorn, John Dougill, John Ashburne, … [Read more...]
Kyoto Professor Negotated Secret nuclear trade-off deal for Okinawa!
Jen L. Teeter writes... According to the original agreement between Japan and the U.S., Okinawa would be reverted to Japan in 1972 without the presences of nuclear weapons. However, behind the scenes, a Kyoto Sangyo professor, Wakaizumi Kei convinced then Prime Minister Sato Eisaku that Okinawa would not be handed over to Japan unless Japan allowed U.S. nukes on Japanese … [Read more...]
Today’s Rally for Okinawa
I was at a party last night and woke up today feeling very hungover. So much so that I was totally going to bail out of attending today's rally and demo against the American military's *occupation* of Okinawa. However, after reading Jeffrey Friedl's comments on the last Okinawan post, I pretty much felt like I had to go - if only to wind him up a little bit more. So thanks for … [Read more...]
Petals on a wet, black bough…
Sa-ku-ra! Sa-ku-ra! Yes, the hanami season has arrived and the cheery, cherry blossoms look so good I could just EAT them! Well, there is no more romantic location than Kyoto to see cherry blossom, but what's your favorite location within the city? For me it's the tree-lined Kita-Shirakawa canal. Heading away from the Path of Philosophy follow it down Imadegawa a ways … [Read more...]