Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Notes from Japan on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor | Matador Network

I LIVE IN JAPAN with my husband, who is a member of the US Navy, and I love it. Before we received our orders here, living in Japan, or critical thinking about the relationship between the US and Japan, was not on my radar at all. As we prepared to move here, I thought, “Why on Earth does the US have so many people stationed over there?” and later, “Why on Earth would Japan, a country where we, in recent history, dropped a nuclear bomb, let us?” and on the plane over here, “Why are they letting me move to Japan without understanding any of that?”

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Comment: This picture has nothing to do with the story. I just didn't have an image that expressed what the writer is relating to the readers. This is not to degrade or impugn what's written! IMHO, it's a good honest piece and worth the read. The real truth of the matter is, I had been waiting forever for the opportunity to use this picture and never got one so I just figured WTF, why not use it now!

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