Tuesday, March 8, 2005


"Probably more people lost their lives by fire in Tokyo in a six-hour period than at any time in the history of man." - US Strategic Bombing Survey comments on the March 10, 1945 Tokyo Air Raid in which over 100,000 men, women, and children were killed.

A Japanese soldier, probably a provost army soldier, puts a note on the power pole. It reads, "The enemy is right before us! Rise up immediately and make revenge of this!"

In a related story, an LDP panel decided this month that Article 9 of the Constitution of Japan should be amended to at lest acknowledge the existence of the Self-Defense Forces.

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