This is a visual metaphor to help understand the situation visually with pictures
People back on the”‘sane” side of the world often turn to me like I’m actively involved in shaping the future of Asia. They think I have magical inside knowledge of the tensions between North Korea and the rest of the far East, or that I possess a deep understanding of the going rate of worn school girls’ underwear.
They’ve recently been asking me about all this China and Japan ruckus. I’ve decided to put it in simple terms to help the international community better understand this complex situation:
Fuck, we hit another foreigner!
Japanese people are always hitting foreigners with their boats.
Whenever they journey out into the sea, they inadvertently find ways to crash into some other foreign peoples’ ships. This is why the Tokugawa Shogunate gave up on seafaring and Japan never mastered the art of trans-oceanic travel until the Meiji Chocolate Era.
Japanese people know this. They have an intense fear of everything outside the confines of their happy islands. Japanese tourists know that in their travels they might be forced into a boat, slowly turning the wheel of destiny to lead them into an inadvertent collision with outsiders.
This would be tragically stressful for the Japanese tourist, requiring at least three unique apologetic phrases, much like when entering an elevator*
*Japanese people are also afraid of elevators because you smell funny. They apologize when entering an elevator because they feel sorry that they hate your smell so much. Isn’t that nice of them?
A Traditional Japanese Breakfast, made from live, screaming baby fish and Shochu
Japanese people despise their gods and shake their fists in contempt at the sky because of the irony of hating boats and having an insatiable appetite for fish.
Every year brave men and women are put through rigorous game show segments where they play human tetris or fall into boiling water. This is meant to weed out the weak, who are thrown into meaningless bureaucratic jobs, much like the babies thrown upon the cliffs of Sparta.
The survivors become Noble Fisherman and Defenders of Japan, constantly wrestling with the fact that they will one day literally collide with their destiny.
Not a fish, not even a Lobster, despite Red Skin and Lobster Moves
The Situation between China and Japan:
China was Hang'n Out with Goats, Mind'n their Biz...
China was in their little boats, get’n all out there, explore’n shit. They found a small island with goats, as seen in the picture above. The goats are represented by coins in the picture because of their value*
*The Chinese like goat island because goats are an important resource in China, accounting for about 27% of China’s current energy systems, a figure estimated to rise by as much as 13% by 2020. They also like to eat goats.
Japan had previously run a bonito flakes* factory on the island and had decided to check into restarting their operation there.
*Bonito Flakes are a fish based breakfast cereal in Japan
China spotted Japan at full steam off their starboard bow* They waved goodbye to their goat friends, packed up all their opium, and shipped out to avoid the inevitable collision.
…But Opium makes you slow
*Observant readers might take offense to my nautical terminology, but in China, they use nautical terms opposite the way that you do.
The ships collided and the Japanese Noble Fishermen/Defenders of Japan took the Chinese captain hostage for fraternizing with goats*
*Japanese people hate goats because their meat smells like you smell in an elevator. They will complain about mutton incessantly.
The remaining Chinese were allowed to sail off in their junk ships.
How Many Birds Does Your Soul Weigh?
From there, the poor fisherman was brought to Japan, throngs of people politely jeering at him and calling him names that could possibly be interpreted as offensive, then apologizing to their hostage in case they’d offended him.
He was brought to their Great Hall, to meet their tiny Emperor on his cute little throne. The Emperor commanded his servants to bring the ceremonial birds to weigh the fisherman’s soul in an ancient Japanese ritual of weighing peoples’ souls with birds*
*Birds are important to Asians, look at Asian shit in Asian museums for more information
The Bird Weighing Ceremony was complex, vague,and a waste of time, giving the poor Chinese fisherman valuable insight into the Japanese Political System, but one does not question mystical Asian shit.
All Your Mochi Are Belong to Us, Bitches!
The Chinese media caught wind of their fisherman’s capture and the populace responded, suspending all production of Omiyage (translates to ‘Useless Japanese Souvenirs made in China’) and Omiyage Mochi (‘Crappy Japanese dessert made from beans that functions as a Useless Japanese Souvenir Made in China; A Way to Kill Old People ‘).
Japanese people cannot travel without acquiring Omiyage to bring back to friends and family, even within their own country. This brought Japanese transportation systems to a halt, all people hiding in their homes to avoid travel.
In addition, they were without their Mochi Omiyage supply, the second most important food on the Japanese Food Pyramid next to fish.
Japan was caught in a bind, taking a strong stance against goat fraternization, but now with their populace in fear of leaving their homes. Without people to go fishing and without their mochi imports, Japan was caught between their ideals and their survival.
Inside I'm a ball of Hate Rage, but outside I'm passively frown-y
Japan relented and released the Chinese Fisherman. Their stoic response claimed victory, but everyone knew they’d bitched out.
U'sa Bitch, Japan!
China welcomed their fisherman hero home with one of those parades with dragons. He became a national hero and they built a Chinese restaurant on the goat island, making him the manager.
He now works there 18 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days per year. You can even go there on Christmas. Lunch buffets are a reasonable $6.99, Dinner $10.99, drinks not included, please tip the waitstaff.
I hope I’ve been able to better enlighten people on the various political shadow games behind the scenes here in this interesting world of intrigue. Thank you for joining me on this journey through Eastern Asia. I hoped you’ve enjoyed learning as much as I’ve enjoyed helping open your eyes to this mysterious land of mystery.
Now you’ll sound really smart and worldly at your white people yacht club parties and score mad bitches and cougars.