Member of the House of Councillors for Tottori Prefecture, Ph.D (George Washington University, wrote his dissertation on the conversion of the Soviet military-industrial complex to civilian production), member of the New Renaissance Party and Group of Independents Caucus (current membership = 3), former staffer for both the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Congressional Research Service (CRS) Hamada Kazuyuki (Link) seems to be his own brand of nuts.
I mean nuts.
I mean deluxe with that certain special je-ne-sais-quoi nuts:
..in some quarters, Mr. Obama is derided as "the worst president of the postwar era."Hamada-sensei, dude, are you sure you should be publishing this stuff as a post on your official blog? (Link - J)
Of the many, the biggest reason for the collapse of [Barack Obama's] reputation is his bad relationship with his wife.
It is an open secret that the pair are already in negotiations for a divorce and that "they are waiting for his term in office to end, at which point they will separate."
If you ask the President, he will tell you, "I cannot show my face to the voters after her spendthrift ways."
On the other hand, if you get Mrs. [Obama] to speak, she will tell you, "The President is a pathological philanderer. He uses the Secret Service in this regard and has them cover up the evidence."
My assumption: Hamada Kazuyuki is not on the list of invitees to the State Dinner tomorrow night.
If he is, he shouldn't be.
Another assumption: Hamada is not sought out by his former Washington colleagues as a valued source of insight into the politics in this blessed land.
And to think I thought Fujita Yukihisa's 9/11 conspiracy theories painful to read...which they were, as Fujita was one of the few members of the Diet willing to criticize Japan's pre-1945 record of imperial expansion and human trafficking.
Many thanks to Kyodo's Ben Dooley for highlighting this astonishing glimpse into a truly...original thinker. (Link)