Wednesday, February 19, 2014

"Japan was not on the top-spot for US congress members"

US ambassador Caroline Bouvier Kennedy

Congressman James Sensenbrenner Jr.(R Wi) L & Akihisa Nagashima (Minshuto) R

I attended an interesting press meeting, relax and in-depth talks, with US ambassador Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, Congresswoman DianaDeGette (D Co), Congressmen Gerald E Conolly, James Sensenbrenner (R Wi) Charlie Dent (R PA) with their Japanese counterparts such as Japanese minister Yoshimasa Hayashi (Yamaguchi, UH) (Agriculture LDP) or Nagashima (Minshuto) within the Congressional Study Group on Japan.

Object: TPP and more. "It's politics, economy, security and cultural relation, all, especially since president Obama shifted to Asia said DeGette." "Japan was not on the top-spot for congress members who often fly 35.000 feet above Japan on the way to China," said Congressman Sensenbrenner...

Today the aim is to bring together policy makers, 70 Congressmen and chiefs of staff and boost exchange programmes. An other issue came of whom to call on the phone when a problem comes, says Hayashi. EU and Japan have had such deep thought Parliament members discussion for decades.

TPP talks are going to be very tough.

Yoshimasa Hayashi (Yamaguchi, UH. Minister of Agriculture LDP)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Yuzuru Hanyu, 19 years old, Gold medal, Sochi Olympics on RTL News

Yuzuru Hanyu

Histoire extraordinaire que celle de Yuzuru Hanyu, 19 ans seulement, ce médaillé d'or aux épreuves de patinage artistique aux Jeux Olympiques d’Hiver de Sotchi 2014. Hanyu est le premier Japonais champion olympique chez les messieurs, mais Hanyu c'est aussi un enfant de Sendai, une victime du séisme et du tsunami du 11 mars 2011. Reportage pour RTL, journal de 07:30 de Bernard Poirette, 16 février 2014.

Yuzuru Hanyu became the first Japanese man to win an Olympic figure skating gold in Sochi on Friday, as the teenager also claimed Japan's first title of the 2014 Winter Games. The 19-year-old from Sendai fell twice but took his first major title ahead of three-time world champion Patrick Chan after the men's free skating final. He did all to recover from the Tohoku tsunami and earthquake which destroyed his family home. My news-report on RTL France Broadcasting in "Le journal de Bernard Poirette" (at 34')