This is a biography of Carlos Ken Oda, a survivor of the last Kamikaze training pilot during the 2nd world war …… and his further tremendous life, complicated with the Mafia organization in Japan over the illegal business……forced him to abandon his own country to escape……..final to a Spain where he was able to re-started his new second life in peacefully.
TWO hundred years ago, a great deal of the world as we now know it was still undiscovered; there were yet very many islands, small and great, on which the eyes of white men had never looked, seas in which nothing bigger than an Indian canoe had ever sailed.
Animales, hombres, diosesEste libro reúne impresiones y contrastes de dos países que han resumido el Lejano Oriente: India y China. Dos grandes países con miles de años de historia y culturas particulares, que se han incorporado a los tiempos modernos de maneras diferentes.
Y, en medio, Himalaya.animals, people, godsThis book gathers impressions and contrasts of two countries which have always represented the Far East: India and China. Two great countries after thousands of years of history and extraordinary cultures, which have joined modern times in different and peculiar [...]
book should be considered a historical book, as it is the draughts’ career of
Baba Sy, a prominent Senegalese player. He was able to be the best in the world
without reading any books. He had a natural talent and was a self-made man
thanks to the game of checkers. I have witnessed the achievements of the great
Baba Sy and I have been in the early stage of the great players like Harm
Wiersma and Ton Sijbrands, on which I predicted in 1964 that they would be a
future world champions. So I know the mentality that one must have to succeed
in this mind sport. My 40 year stay in [...]
Three years since the Great East Japan Earthquake, which was a nightmare. This is the diary of a quake survivor who wrote under severe circumstances about the actual situation of the earthquake, activities of the Self-Defense Forces, actions of mass media and the government. It is a unique, devoted, timeless edition describing “How the author felt about the reality of the Great East Japan Earthquake”.
The East Japan Earthquake brought great sadness and despair to every part of the place where I was born and grew up. My father also became one of the victims. I would like people reading this book to think what ‘to live’ means, and give consideration to what family bonds mean to their life. Although we were victims of the earthquake, our hearts have carried on without change from before the incident. I don't want people to forget there are still so many people who are suffering in various ways despite this. I would like to express my gratitude again to the people I met at that time.
This is a vivid story of Great East Japan Earthquake. Even after I survived from an earthquake, I was wandering between life and death during my life in an evacuation shelter. I have to protect my own life by myself. I have no idea when tsunami would occur again. If worst, I need to live a primitive mode of life. At such time, you will notice that the happiest thing is to spend your daily life under ordinary circumstances. I am confident that this book is an expression deep from my heart for the future. I wish people could raise their awareness concerning education for disaster prevention and [...]
Shaking very hard. Shaking at wherever I go. My body and mind can’t stay calm, but I need to act for the next thing. Unordinary view like some SF film jumps into my eyes, but I still need to think and move. This is what the evacuation is during a catastrophe. How do you protect yourself when you cannot stay calm? Let’s think about the “importance of escaping” together.
I had been feeling, “I am kept alive, given the power to live”, and in gratitude, always strongly urged myself not to be discouraged by my age, illness. But while receiving a nursing care, I encountered the unprecedented great earthquake disaster once in 1,000 years. My house was completely destroyed, and I experienced the living in a shelter and also in a frame house of a volunteer group, where I was deeply impressed by the volunteer organization, which I hope to take root in Japan, the each member’s spirit, unselfishness, passion, and acts. I was naturally absorbed in [...]
"It was tough enough to live in the refuge. And now it's not easy staying upstairs." The expression of the neighbor lady portrayed both the bliss and hardness of living in her own house. There were a lot of people who spent hard days without any utilities after the Great East Japan Earthquake. However, a few people recognized what it was like. I spread out our case on reflection as an example of an ordinary household; how we had gone through without enough commodities in the bitter winter, how we had scraped up our daily necessities. What are the most important, and yet [...]
Introduction.The Great East Japan Earthquake.The thirty seconds’ difference saved the author from the arriving tsunami propelled by the earthquake.Which Almighty gave him the chance to survive, God or Buddha?Those who had become souls must have done.Since then, he has documented the true state of affairs into Tanka.The only thing he wanted to do was to describe the reality in 31syllables as records.His feel of responsibility to write down about what he saw has supported his difficult days .Each tanka shows only one phase of the tragedy.But I sincerely hope that each point of will draw [...]