- Myanmar today: Private meeting with Princess Devi Thant Cin, in which we discussed Japan, China, USA, Israel, Norway, sex slaves, and the environment
- Myanmar -- Japanese sex-slave issue
translated by Hideyuki MATSUI : 松井秀幸
April 19 at 4:14pm
(Chinese translation )
Myanmar today: Private meeting with Princess Devi Thant Cin, in which we discussed Japan, China, USA, Israel, Norway, sex slaves, and the environment
缅甸的今天：在和Devi Thant Cin公主的私人见面，我们讨论了日本，中国，美国，以色列，挪威，性奴，和环境
I requested a meeting with Princess Devi Thant Cin to ask for any family memories of sex slavery by Japanese during World War II. I have now asked dozens of Burmese people, and every one of them thinks the idea is crazy. They say it never happened.
The royal family no longer has any power in Myanmar -- the British moved the last king and queen out to India in the 1800s. The last King is Princess Devi's great, great grandfather.
On the sex-slave issue, Princess Devi had the same reaction most Burmese have, which is the same reaction Thai's have.
She seemed to think the idea was crazy, and who even thought up this silly idea? She was polite and did not use the word silly, but I strongly sensed that is what she was thinking. Some people actually have said the idea is silly.
If you have Burmese or Thai friends, please ask them and see for yourself.
I gave Princess Devi the low-down on Yoshida Seiji, what Asahi Shimbum has done, the many books and films, Article 9, the Korean madness, and the Chinese information war.
Princess Devi speaks english at a very high level and she understood where this was going.
In any case, she said she never heard such a thing, and so we only talked about the issue for about 10 minutes. She said her family greatly like Japanese and that in the 1950s, a Japanese man lived with her family in Yangon. She was born in 1947 so has no direct memories of the war.
Her current home is about 200 meters from Schwedagon, just close by the grave of her great grandmother, which is just next to the grave of Aung San Suu Kyi's mom.
So we invested about 10 minutes talking about the sex slave narrative, and the rest of the 2-hour conversation was mostly about environmental issues.
Princess Devi is the editor of an environmental magazine and I always am extremely interested in environmental issues.
After about an hour, Princess Devi said that I should call her auntie, but in Burmese language. She was very pleasant to speak with and did seem like I was talking with a relative. So we talked and talked about the environment, and she said that though she has no royal power, she feels responsible for Myanmar and so she champions for the environment.
She said the Chinese are destroying parts of Myanmar with their filthy copper mining and other practices which dumps mercury, cyanide, and other poisons into the rivers. And Chinese dismantled some nasty coal plants and sent them to Myanmar!
Meanwhile, Princess Devi said that Japanese are ideal investors because they keep everything clean, they obey the law, and help Myanmar. She said that Americans and Norwegians and some others also are very helpful and appreciated, and even the Israelis help. (It is amazing all the countries that little Israel helps.)
She has no love for Chinese! But she greatly appreciates the Japanese, Norwegians, USA, Israel, and some others, and she said Germans are doing good works.
So we kept talking about the environment and I said I would rather be writing about the environment than about these Chinese and Korean lies about sex slaves, but this needs to be done.
She publishes a bi-monthly magazine on environmental issues. Unfortunately it is written in Burmese language. So that is six issues per year, and they only print 1,000 copies per issue, with a staff of only three. They have very little funding, and do not even have a website or Facebook page.
I said that many well educated people read my work and with her permission, I will publish her card with her contact information, in hopes that a likeminded people will join her cause in saving the environment.
In particular she seems to have taken ideas from Japanese and even quoted one Japanese Prime Minister in regard to environmental issues. She reiterated numerous times how poorly the Chinese behave, and destroy the environment.
Again, her English is perfect, and she is very pleasant. She checks email daily.
Her card, and two copies of their magazine:
April 18 at 9:57am
Myanmar -- Japanese sex-slave issue
I am digging hard for dirt on Japanese. Talking with many people. Others are working to vindicate Japanese. I am taking a different approach and am prosecuting and digging for dirt. I am paying people to help me find dirt on the Japanese sex slave issue. Still not finding anything noteworthy.
There were 19 slaves in Indonesia (I have been there but not on this research yet), and some in Philippines and elsewhere, but these were small instances and were abuses of the system, not a system of abuses. Nowhere near the 200,000 alleged by Chinese and Koreans.
I found some exculpatory evidence today that strongly favors Japanese, and will put it up in the next few days.
So far as I have seen so far, Japanese are coming up clean on this issue. Japanese ran the comfort women brothels, but those were just brothels and Americans did this too.
(Wait until you see what I have found in an old Burmese bookstore...)
Meanwhile, this video is from a random street interview today. I wanted to see the Yangon Synagogue and in the process found this Muslim gentlemen and made a random street interview.
Street interviews are like soil samples and can provide serious information when you do enough, but you must do many of these over a broad spectrum to find any pattern. This one is typical in Myanmar so far.
I like how Muslims in so many countries typically look you in the eye. It is unlikely that this man has any allegiance to Japan, yet watch how he defends Japanese on the rape issue:
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