David Hirao comments

Posted in: Gov't to accelerate preparations for choosing new era name See in context

I am a sansei nikkeijin (3rd generation) raised in Hawaii and do not feel any particular loyalty towards the Japanese government or monarchy system. However, one should respect the feelings of older Japanese. I once asked my older relatives in Hiroshima about their views on the monarchy system and they got somewhat emotional about it. I personally feel that the Japanese monarchy system should be modernized more to be more in line with existing European monarchies. This will obviously involve reforms in the Imperial Agency (Kunai-cho).

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Posted in: Abe accuses China of letting Japanese firms be targeted during isle protests See in context

I'm an American of Japanese ancestry living in Hawaii and have a daughter studying in Beijing. The level of violent anti-Japanese riots in China relating to the Senkaku Island controvery according to her was very palpable. Those demonstrations were not noticeably opposed by the Chinese authorities. PM Abe has the right to criticize the Chinese government for its passive attitude towards those violent demonstrations.

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