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QUEENS, NEW YORK OR TOKYO, JAPAN?
Which Historical Landmark in Texas did this memorabilia of Japanese Culture end up in Focus a bit and the English is easy. BUT.... Can anyone read the Japanese on the last page to get THE ENTIRE STORY?
   
RETURN TO CLUB ALLIANCE: JULY 29. 2017: ATTENTION: LIMITED SPACES: REGISTRATION AND CONFIRMATION REQUIRED: CRUISE NON REFUNDABLE FROM JULY 27th:

下記①から③までが、集合時間です。
どこから参加しても自由です。
但し、②のみはキャンセル料金が発生します。2日前まではかかりませんので、それまでにお知らせ下さい。

①13:00京急汐入駅集合
横須賀名物ランチを食べて散策
②14:45横須賀クルーズ発着場所に集合
45分¥1,400の自衛隊、米軍軍艦巡り
③18:25クラブアライアンス前集合
運転免許証或いは、パスポート等写真付き身分を証明出来るものを持参下さい。
入場無料
中での飲食は安くてメチャ美味しいです!
支払いは、円、ドル、クレジットカード。
キャッシュの場合のお釣りはドルです。
カラオケ
ディスコ
玉突き
スロットマシーン(ドルを入れて賭けるラスベガス並、刺青したお兄さんが賭けてた)
色々楽しめます。
マネージャーのピーターさんが辿々しい日本語で説明してくれると思います。
Yokosuka Tour of July 29th(SAT)

You can join at either (1) or (2) (3) BUT if you join at (2) you must first confirm a reservation with Hiroko Kanazawa at 090-6518-6092. Please note there are only (3) cruise vacancies left. Please also note that YOU WILL BE ASSESSED A CANCELLATION CHARGE IF YOU CANCEL A CRUISE RESERVATION FROM JULY 27th.

(1) 13:00 at Exit of [SHIOIRI] Station, Keihinkyuko
We take lunch with the group around Shioiri and walk around the Yokosuka Sightseeing Area. You pay for your own lunch!

(2) 14:45 Port of Shioiri in order to get on the cruise view YOKOSUKA War Ship (JPN & USA) You pay Hiroko Kanazawa at the dock (¥1,400/ 45 Minutes Cruise )
After the cruise there is time to walk around the 
Yokosuka Sightseeing Area including Mikasa Park and enjoy seeing Japanese and American Warships

(3) 18:25 Club Alliance.
You have to Drivers License or Passport to show your Identity. You pay for your own food and drink at extremely reasonable prices, including craft beer, Western Steaks and Chops, Mexican, Italian, Country, and other American/Continental foods,.USD, Japanese Y, AMEX, VISA, and DISCOVER CREDIT CARDS Acceptable.

Country Western Music, Pool, Games, Music, Dancing, and Karaoke etc. are featured. 
Club Alliance stays open very late. You can leave when you choose. 
Thank You

Four Year Old Auld Lang Syne from Facebook: Guns in America!! A Friday Club Forum...And a Continued Challenge now....Seeing some of the same people at our next July 29th Event!!
The prosecutions represent the biggest-ticket takedown of health-care fraud in U.S. history..... biggest thing since JFK's War on the Mafia!
Without a doubt "A Cut Above the Rest"! Even in the "Big Apple" it doesn't get better than this!        
Discovered this Morning that Observer agrees with my posting of Last Evening. This Observer gig helps you sort out why Sanctions in this most recent instance (two decades) have failed...It predicts why they will likely continue to fail.
THe History of Sanctions against nations with conflicting interests to ours has been a largely a history of failure....leading...if anything.. to only war. Maybe the United States should consider negotiating realistically and directly with North Korea. Perhaps the U.S. should offer North Korea assurances the U.S. and its Allies are not an existential threat. Then perhaps the North Koreans will agree to scale back their nuclear program and the Chinese will agree to lean on them a little more (remember Ronald Reagan's "Trust but Verify!!. And..finally Alaskans can worry about Moose!

 
New twist to the phenomenal movie Back to the Future...only this time back by scientific theory of a more tangible sort!
Remember the "perfect political storm" I predicted just after the smashing loss of the LDP in the Minato City Election last week? Maybe beginning!
Site of second business meeting of the day .. really ideal as the temperature cooled down ....not a bad way to do business! Next?
One year ago called it right!
Early Breakfast at Shibaura Island Strong early morning sunshine makes the Weetabix and watermelon all the better!
LAW 401: (No Media Exception/No CNN Exemption: COERCION IN THE SECOND DEGREE 
NY § 135.60: "A person is guilty of coercion in the second degree when he...induces a person...to abstain from engaging in conduct in which he...has a legal right to engage...by means of instilling...a fear...the actor will...Expose a secret or publicize an asserted fact, whether true or false, tending to subject some person to hatred, contempt or ridicule."
A CLOSE CALL FOR CNN!
Yes we can!
The Panda on Loan to Germany is real cute!!! And in volume of trade, China is now Germany's largest trade partners of 2016. And Germany and China are increasing technical, trade, and cultural ties. But those are the story points....the rest of Bloombergs take on American Independence Day was bluster!!
 

Joined some Friends at the Greek Olive Oil Exhibit at the Olive MARCHE Tradeshow I Olive Japan 2017, OPEN MARCHE: Trade Showcase.Futako Tamagawa Rise Shopping Center!! Catchy Design...both Olive Green and Gold Bottled (Glass..No Plastic) Olive Oil!! I think the Papa's Grove (Note similarity to 8my) Last Name) will end up doing very very well in this Competition. I know I am looking forward to testing it against some other worthy Greek Competitors at our next KK World Without Borders Greek Cultural Event!! Pictured here are me, Reiko Hirayama, Papa's Grove Proprietor Andreas Papaspyrou, and Yoshihiko Fujii!
  
GLOBAL INSIDE KK WORLD WITHOUT BORDERS FEATURE GIG FILMED JUNE 22, 2017!
FOURTH OF JULY CULTURE DAY BARBECUE: INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION: BATTLE OF BENNINGTON: FOUGHT IN UPSTATE NEW YORK: TURNING POINT: AMERICA FIRST REALIZED IT WAS WINNING! 


Right after an intense swimming workout I ran into some intense campaigning....surprised but happy to make New Friends from "The Happiness Realization Party"!
   
APA Groundbreaking Ceremony Nagatacho! Breaking new ground for Japan's largest Hotel Group.....right in the middle of Japan's Political Center!
          
FIVE DAYS TO FOURTH OF JULY EVENT!
PAYMENT OPTIONS ARE ATTACHED
PAYMENT DEADLINE IS JULY 3 (1 PM) (NO DOOR PAYMENTS ACCEPTED)
CANCELLATION DEADLINE IS JULY 1.
EMAIL BY MESSENGER OR CALL 03-5419-7736, OR CONTACT hkanazawa@wwb-japan.com TO CONFIRM TRANSFER AND SPACE!
   
Gourmet Food and Drink Galore at VIP Reception for Benjamin's featured Founder/President Benjamin Prelvukaj and Founder /CEO Benjamin Sinanaj!! The Big Apple and Tokyo just got a whole closer!!
       

Last night NEW YORK and Tokyo came together! VIP opening for Benjamin's!
DOUBLE HEADER BACK TO BACK SUCCESS: Culture and English by Movie brought animated debate and discussion....Cocus was on people's Abilities to change their lives and their future....Featured in the KK World Without Borders Group Photo  are APA International Division Head YokoYamamoto (Right) KK World Without Borders President Hiroko Kanazawa, and a slew of Newcomers to KK World Without Borders.  
    
THIS FOLLOWED an Impromptu Televised Debate televised between Furyu Michihiro Matsumoto and me. The Debate brought home the real thing..
Another Great Anniversary Posting From Facebook.....this one a Three-Year Anniversary.....of one of the most insightful of "Tokyo's Most Interactive Discussion Forum......ironically, I am broadcasting (double header) on the radio tomorrow....but I expect Obstruction of Justice....in both Japan and the USA....not the Supply Side Shortage in Global Recruitment in Japan....will be more "HOT" ...but I now prepare for both..and ALL OTHER PROPOSITIONS that may be on the "Hit Parade"!! Stay tuned!!
GOING FURTHER...THIS IS WHAT FACEBOOK SAYS.."You're an extraordinary person and you stand out with your amazing strengths. You are committed to doing good and you use your ability to make the world a better and fairer place. You are able to influence everybody who knows you and your engagements set new standards. So share your result with your friends and let them in on your little secret"
I AM planning on flying....and I think so are you....always thought Business Class was insulated from some of these problems...guess not...Economy Class on the Wide Cabin Planes (Virgin America, Singapore Air, Jet Blue) get a hike from this gig...they do not have any more of these problems.....than their markedly more expensive First Class and Business Class Seats in different Cabins!! (see photo below) BON VOYAGE!! TAKE CARE!!!!
Today, we honor Fathers on Fathers Day!! Five years ago, on Fathers Day, (in the eve) I spoke to my Father for they last time....Several weeks later, just as I was preparing to hop a plane to join a 24-hour Family Vigil of Domestic Care, at his home, he passed on. (July 2, 2012). His 91st Birthday would have been 2 days later. Nicholas J. Papatones embodied a unique mixture of toughness and compassion. So, I was sure I would spend that Summer of 2012 in the United States. During that Father's Day Conversation, my Dad was hospitalized. But still, he proudly did what Fathers do.....bragged (speaking loudly and clearly) to his Nurses in attendance about "his son's business in Japan". I did what Son's do, told him I would be home soon to be with him, that I loved him, and then handed the phone to my friend, Hiroshi Furushima. Hiroshi did what true friends do. He talked about how much my company had accomplished in Japan and how good and respected a friend and owner his son was. Since that time, the commentary of Furushima has multiplied. I know NIcholas J. Papatones is looking down once again, on this Father's Day. So at this time, I once again do what Sons do....I remember and honor my Father on Father's Day. As a Manager in one of America's toughest industries, (the shoe-manufacturing industry, (which has almost completely passed away in the USA, surviving only in San Antonio, Texas) as a FreeMason, as a Greek - American proud of his ancestry and dual culture, and as a Family Man who always put Family First, his Legacy is a proud one....remembered not only on this Father's Day....but on all days......On July 4, in several weeks, we celebrate more than American Independence Day. July 4, 2017 would have been NIcholas J. Papatones's 96th Birthday!!
The Harbor Shibaura is the Home of Abbaccio, Shibaura's Newest Italian Restaurant. Tonight it had two tough customers...and it passed with flying colors!!!
    
RUSSIAN RESPONSE TO NORTH KOREA...OR TO USA SANCTIONS? TILLERSON AND TRUMP CORRECT!! The ARTICLE : quips "NK Escalation".. But the system is 2000 miles from the North Korean Border....is superior (according to Putin) to any Western Military Offensive System...it can defend Russian weapons or Russian Cities against up to 36 Cruise missiles, Ballistic Missiles, Helicopters, or Planes, (simultaneously) at attacking speeds to 3000 METERS PER SECOND.....Although the North Korean Dictator is next to Putin....in this gig...I do not believe that this state of.the art system is intended or is necessary to protect Russia from North Korea.. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the United States has all options on the table...Russian is calling Tillerson...and the United States..Russia is preparing for limited war on the Korean Peninsula. ...in case the United States plays the "Military Option" ..RUSSIA's REPORT CARD ON just how much USA Sanctions have hurt the Russian Military Capability and Economy... SEEMINGLY NOT MUCH!!! Tillerson and Trump are Right...we need flexibility on Russian Sanctions...and further...hard evidence on claims of Russian Wrongdoing (and Trump complicity) in the 2016 election (Cuban Missile Crisis Type evidence)......before Americans will accept pulling harder on the tail of the Russian Bear...or more and more expensive investigations paid by the U.S. Taxpayers....this Easter Egg Hunt (or if the President is correct...Witch Hunt) by the Special Counsel is at the cost of health care, at the cost of infrastructure, at the cost of trimming regulations to free the American Small Business...etc., etc., etc...

お馴染みだけど、日常されどアメリカンフード。
 ここでは本当に美味しいアメリカンスタイルの食事を楽しみながら開催されるイベントのご案内です。

6/23(金曜日・夜)の『BACK TO THE FUTURE』映画から『英語と異文化』(アメリカのものの考え方、知っているようで気がついていない日本人)を学べます。
 7/4(火曜日・夜)の『アメリカ建国記念日』は、本国では休日で花火とBBQのイメージです。花火はないけれど、美味しいBBQとビールを仕事帰りに堪能して新しい友人とのおしゃべりを楽しんで下さい。

でも、本当に英語をスキルアップしたい貴方には『プライベートでコーチする5時間のDEBATEコース』があります。

 DEBATEは、ギリシャのソクラテス、プラトンによって知られている時を超えた哲学です。

時空を超えたグローバルの今、DEBATEが交渉、プレゼンテーション、セールス等の鍵となります。

そして日本の生き残りにも大きく影響するでしょう。今後どのようにして北朝鮮問題を扱ってゆくのでしょう。このコースは、ロジカルに分析をする力をつけるものです。受講後には自信に満ちた新たな自分を発見する事が出来ます

RELAX, EAT DRINK, AND ENJOY OUR JUNE 23RD AND JULY 4TH EVENTS...AND IF YOU REALLY WANT TO SKILL UP......The Greek Philosophers, Socrates and Plato... loved Debate. Plato's Timeless Philosophy was; “Question and Debate Everything”!! Now, more than ever, in this global world, Debate is the key to negotiation, presentation, marketing, sales-just to mention a few winning sectors. , Debate may be the key to Japan’s survival as well. How to handle North Korea is a prime Debate propositions This is premiere and paramount value added training. It focuses upon logical analysis, assertive communication, and other fundamentals to debate. Participants. by the conclusion of this program, shall be able to deal with challenging situations …situations that they have always dreaded... with confidence, comfort, and style.

  


  
GOING FURTHER...THIS IS WHAT FACEBOOK SAYS.."You're an extraordinary person and you stand out with your amazing strengths. You are committed to doing good and you use your ability to make the world a better and fairer place. You are able to influence everybody who knows you and your engagements set new standards. So share your result with your friends and let them in on your little secret"
Facebook. Is at it again!! A Four Year Anniversary Posting!! Some things change in 4 years....others remain the same....These things have remained the same!!
https://www.facebook.com/wwbjapan/videos/152487438270498/
Thank you Facebook. The First of A Triple header Anniversary. That was the year before I got published in the Japan Negotiation Journal on that!
We had one extra person and guess who gave up his seat? 
You got it ......the photographer!
 

KK WORLD WITHOUT BORDERS Island Cruise Group! Waiting for the cruise ship to come in!
JAMES COMEY SHOULD HAVE READ 
"THE ART OF THE DEAL" BY DONALD TRUMP". 
IN HIS TESTIMONY...COMEY ADMITTED HE VIOLATED ONE OF TRUMP'S BASIC PRINCIPLES OF WINNING.....
"PROTECT THE DOWNSIDE AND THE UPSIDE WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF"..BY LEAKING A CLASSIFIED COMMUNCIATION CONCERNING THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION TO A COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY LAW PROFESSOR..... 
TO GET A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR APPOINTED...COMEY OPENED UP a HUGE DOWNSIDE....IF TRUMP DID ASSAIL COMEY'S REPUTATION WITHOUT JUSTIFICATION...COMEY HAD OTHER BETTER OPTIONS TO "HANDLE IT"!
A HUMAN GUY WHO DID NOT PROVE A LIE: 
JAMES COMEY TESTIMONY BEFORE US SENATE: 
GREATJOB BY U.S. SENATE: COURAGEOUS TESTIMONY BY COMEY!! 
BUT STILL....: ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING GUN OF TRUMP OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE....
COMEY CONFIRMED TRUMP COMMENT THAT COMEY TOLD HIM HE (TRUMP) WAS NOT UNDER INVESTIGATION!! MY TAKE: 
(1) Clearly Comey had a double standard in following directives by Former Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch that a "criminal investigation" (of Hillary Clinton) be classified as a "matter"....yet interpreting President Trump's communications in the worst possible light? (No objective reason underlying his "feeling" of pressure from Trump? 
(2) Clearly Comey leaked his Private Confidential Memo through Columbia Law School Professor to the New York Times (that led to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.... one of Comey's best friends and former "KOHAI" (when COMEY had not even reported Trump's "Request for Loyalty" to his superiors in the Chain of Command!! 
A HUMAN GUY...BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY....THE SAME JAMES COMEY that said Hillary Clinton was not sophisticated enough to know what a "Classified" marking was on documents of the U.S. Department of State!!! ALL THIS TIME AND EXPENSE AND ENERGY SHOULD BE DIRECTED TOWARDS U.S.A. JOBS, INFRASTRUCTURE, TAX REFORM, HEALTH CARE, ETC.

The PRE PONY SHOW!! Preview to the James Comey Pony Show!! 
CNN in its glory weighing in critics.....
RIchard Clarke, Former Coordinator for Security and Counter Terrorism, 
and Author, "Warnings Finding Cassandra's to Stop Catastrophes....
has already pronounced Trump as guilty of Obstruction of Justice....
BUT predicting Trump will "get away with it"!! CNN in its "objectivity" making parallels to Watergate.....
(in reality...there are absolutely none...The most important question..... 
"How much is this Pony Show costing the American Taxpayer"?
Taking a break before dinner!
 
 
THANKS FACEBOOK!! "PHOENIX"... on board now for one year as a Facebook Friend, 
even though very few know the "roots" of your nickname......
Glad you could take in my first "Trump" Speech at the Kawasaki Chamber....
See you at the Docks of Shibaura Island on Saturday for the Cruise....
WSJ: THE WAYWARD WIND!! 
This Opinion Editorial is built on a mountain of false assumptions, 
It dignifies the security slackers and scofflaws in NATO (France and Germany), 
that "bit the hand (USA) that has been feeding (protecting) them. 
It glorifies the rude Jr. 
High School Like Treatment accorded to President Trump by President Macron of France....
It supports many of the NATO leaders who behaved like Jr. High School Students on the Playground, in laughing at (with) Macron's belittling behavior towards Trump. 
And it undermines a primarily correct American policy built upon the promises made to an American Electorate. Worst of all, 
arrogantly assumes that advisors that share its obsolete views of geopolitical dynamics of today can (or should) control a President to undermine promises he made to the American People. 
This is 2017, not 1937 !!! The WSJ has become a WAYWARD WIND....A CARELESS WIND!! The WSJ should stop and step back! (to the Future....NOT to a Distant Past!)

 Why not?
A LESSON FOR JAPAN INC!! IT HAD BEST LISTEN!!
What a Yard Sale: 8,500 Acres, of Farms, 5,500 Cows on the New Zealland's South Island to KKR for 70 Million USD!! 
Great return!!! But pale next to almost 300 % return Harvard netted on New Zealand Kaingarora Timber purchased for 600 Million USD!
Thanks for the 4-year Anniversary!!!
Early start from Center Earth Shibaura!
CULTURE QUIZ: THIS Saying is Popular in the Deep Southern States in the USA: 
"Never Get Mad With Your Money"!!! 
It is important to Japanese nowadays....What does it mean? 
"Don't Get Mad With Your Money"?
ロンドンのテロ攻撃の犠牲になった方々を思うと私の心は痛みます。
近頃の事件から、私たちは世界の中で最も安全な都市にいる事を改めて知らされます。
My heart goes out to the recent victims of terrorist attacks in London!
The recent calamities confirm just how lucky we are to be in the safest city in the world!