Monday, November 14, 2011

太平洋の奇跡-フォックスと呼ばれた男- Oba The Last Samurai

Oba The Last Samurai came out in Japanese theaters in February of this year. It is the true story of Captain Oba and his men who fight on in the island of Saipan after the Emperor had surrendered. It has a large Japanese cast starring Yutaka Takenouchi as Captain Oba, Toshiaki Karasawa as Kesamatsu Horiuchi, Mao Inoue as Chieko Aono. It also has two notable American actors Daniel Baldwin and veteran actor Treat Williams. I have not found a good english subtitled version yet but from what I can see from the available trailers this looks heavy. It has been said this film told from the Japanese side captures the War's end in graphic detail and the deep emotional punch you can expect from Japanese films depecting the War in the Pacific. If anyone comes across a source for a good subtitled copy please let us know. Arigatou!

Monday, November 7, 2011

こんにちは Konnichi-Wa Mia-Chan!

So you are probably wondering why I have not written so much lately. We'll it's all led up to this beautiful moment some nine months in the making. Little Mia-Naoko Rosas was born today on 11.07.2011. Both mom and baby are doing fine after ceasarian section at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica California. This is my third child and the first for Tinahime who I am now spending a life together with. They say three is a charm and with this little girl I have no doubts whatsoever! Arigatou for your continued support!
American Mishima

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

一日の画像 - Picture of the Day

His Holiness the Dalai Lama looks on as monks from Koyasan chant before his public talk on "The Strength to Overcome Difficulties" held in Osaka, Japan, on October 30, 2011. Photo/Kimimasa Mayama