mardi 28 juin 2016

Japan-D. R. Congo: The consequences of a Japanese cooperation "point shot."

 
Exemplary cooperation, undesirable mixing!

         A Congolese young  medical doctor
bride of a brilliant biologist was awarded a scholarship of specialization in artificial insemination in Japan. The young engaged couple are happy, but they do not know much about Japanese society. They document about the history, the politics and geography of the empire of the rising sun. No matter for a developed country as Japan country can offer a Congolese the best training in the world.
         During her stay in Tokyo, a young Japanese doctor was dazzled by the beauty of the African. He makes her so tight court, she succumbs to his load number after consuming a healthy dose of Sake. The alcohol vapors make her forget the basic precautions before committing the odd. The next day she trusted his Knaus and Ogino calendar contraception and abstinence and hope there there will be no untoward result. At that time the contraceptive pill and the morning-after are not yet known in Congo. In Tokyo, a Japanese company very modest, needless to say piper trainees Japanese colleagues or professors. It was a scandal or guarantee social opprobrium.
         Thus she calls her fiancé stayed at home to tell her that her internship takes place in the best conditions and that Japanese teachers are a rare kindness. Especially as she had no problem assimilating the Japanese who practically is pronounced as her mother tongue. The scholarship is generous and allows her to equip necessary electronics for the home and especially the University of Tokyo has promised to graciously provide the necessary equipment to her Congolese hospital and Molecular Biology Research Center, where works his fiancé.
         Back in Congo, the doctor is proud of her training in artificial insemination, but she hangs like a millstone unspeakable secret. Knaus and Ogino schedule has not allowed her to avoid the inexcusable error, possibly because of jet lag or maybe the Japanese climate.
The irregularity of menstruation would it be all of the changes undergone in such a short time. Yet, when she watches her little device, while inexorably says she is pregnant with the young doctor who had made her swallow Saké assuring her that the alcohol extract of rice was an organic product that could do good after a studious day.
         Wearing her malaise hidden under a kimono to show she comes from Japan, but she will find a clear explanation vis-à-vis her fiancé. She decided to confess her adventure on a winter evening with colleague that she had never seen.
Good prince in love with his beautiful bride, the groom promised to marry quickly and to assume the paternity of the product of twenty minutes of madness. The two scientists not word to their families, who offered them the best wedding of the century.
         The day of birth, parents and friends noticed the slanting eyes of the baby. Some thought that the Japanese diet made of raw vegetables and lots of sweet and sour sauce would favor those slanted eyes, but what about that yellowish complexion and these smooth and thick hair of the baby.
         The more the baby grew, the more his hair, his complexion and his eyes betrayed his Afro-Japanese interbreeding. His parents had to mow continuously to prevent him jeers from his classmates. Especially in growing up, he was distinguished more and more of his half-brothers and half-sisters. His reputation had crossed the limits of the research center that his parents ran masterfully.

And when Japanese engineers SO.D.I.MI.ZA. fell in love with village of Tenke Fungurume!


         The Society of Industrial and Mining Development in Zaire (SO.D.I.MI.ZA.) was established in 1967, with Shareholders of Nippon Mining in the hope of profitable electricity from high voltage line Inga-Shaba. In 1978, President Mobutu Sese Seko wanted to compete General Quarries and Mines (GECAMINES) in the operation of mainly copper and cobalt. Because after the first Shaba war in 1977, the Belgians who then ran Gecamines were believed to have left the Rebels Katanga General Nathanael Mbumba invade the mining province. The second attack of the same rebels on Kolwezi, made flee the main investor; Japan.
          The SO.D.I.MI.ZA. was declared bankrupt a few years later. The main reason for its failure was due to the inadequacy of its technologies and geological conditions metallic deposits of copper and cobalt concessions.
The purpose of Japanese was to export to Japan of sulphide concentrates via East London in South Africa to obtain, in addition to copper, other precious metals (gold, cobalt, zinc ...).
The experience was a failure. They preferred to sell their shares in the Company to the Zairian government by adding 250 Nissan trucks.
         While they prospected in the country under the sun, they began to drink and kill time by the court to farmers of Musoshi, Kinsenda, Sakania Koyo and Kasumbalesa in the territory of Sakania. Ignoring the contraceptive techniques and the language of their suitors, Congolese peasant allowed themselves to entice poor by the dollars offered their Japanese engineers eager for sexual exoticism. These married or engaged to Japanese engineers wanted just meet their immediate needs. As the US-Japan Cooperation exploded a few months later, they were called back urgently to Japan. But some time later, the poor indigenous women found themselves all pregnant because of their ignorance.

The collateral effects of Japanese cooperation and the first Shaba war!

         They began to World Métis they barely knew the names of the fathers. These Métis were very badly received by the families of those single mothers, who were even now they discriminated. After the first Shaba war (May 1977) during which Mobutu had appealed to the Moroccan military, Congolo Japanese Métis were born from fugitive unions between Congolese women and the soldiers of His Majesty Hassan II.
Less remarkable that Japanese bastards with their slanted eyes, their coppery skin, and smooth hair, Congolo-Moroccans were often better accepted by Katangan fond swarthy complexions. Some Congolese mothers murdered the Congolese-Japanese half-breed baby at birth to escape the family disgrace.
         Japanese cooperation in Congo had left an indelible stain that could be classified as a side effect that could be applied to Moroccan infantry of colonel Loubaris. Besides it remained in the area some time in Katanga but no complaint was addressed to him in this direction because most mothers were women of easy virtue, who wanted to shake the crumbs of war premium paid by Moroccan military the United States of America to consolidate the Mobutu regime.
         It was the price to pay to counter the Soviet Union firmly established in Angola where the Rebels were leaving Katanga. In addition, most of these women joy dreamed of having tanned children because they were washing the Ambi, a soap pigmentation to lighten their skin.

Dad where are you ? sings the Belgo-Rwandan Stromae!

         Zaire disappeared with its white elephants born of megalomania of Mobutu, he remained unhappy bastards seeking in vain their parents. Grown up and more or less accepted by maternal families, they still wonder what they did to be born different from other children of fathers who do not want them.
         - "We want our fathers recognize that they have abandoned children in R.D.C. My father returned to Japan, he left nothing to his baby. So if I saw him, it would be a feeling of joy. I would be very happy,
"said Shibata, 40, teacher, born of the union between a Japanese engineer and a Congolese peasant.
         - "If I saw my father, I would say to him 'You abandoned us. A true parent would be occupied with his children, we could have school like other children with whom we grew up. You're mean, you're a murderer. You abandoned us with our mother who could not afford to raise us
" replies Nana, also born of a Japanese engineer and a Congolese village till 39 years.
         - "I am used with the Congolese climate. At Japan, perhaps it would be difficult to live. But I am suffering, then maybe the Japanese government can help us a little, make our lives, mine and me, here in Congo, "
complains the Sagara mestizos, 34, who knows that he may never live in Japan with his father, he does not know. To live, he produces charcoal for a living.

Racism in Japan does not prohibit miscegenation?

         The gaze of the other vis-à-vis especially when he has a certain characteristic like being Black is very discriminatory. In addition, ask the Japanese engineers to recognize their mistakes in Congo necessarily exclude them from their group and move away his friends. A black person is a "gaijin" and his integration in a country that practices racism is the primary painful. The last straw for a good Japanese is to "shame and shock." In a country where children are mixed marriages of 2% of annual births, a Black is always staring in Japan. In 2015, the first Métis elected "Miss Japan" Ariana Miyamoto, born of African American father and a Japanese mother was discriminated and called "Hafu" or Japanese half. This proves that this archipelago, ethnically homogeneous, the inhabitants are a stickler for tradition, and are more resistant to mixing elsewhere.

Human dramas behind the imperial bows and Congolese congratulations!


         The cause of these Japanese bastards of Katanga is the workhorse of the lawyer and MP for Kasumbalesa, Moses Chokwe. He never received any response from the Congolese authorities, nor the Japanese Embassy in Kinshasa.
         To cause a gap in the two countries. An unexpected new problem in economic cooperation between African countries and developed countries? Why do we not take into account in signing cooperation agreements? As if the man who is for the development did not exist? Are we not trying to reproduce a form of neo-colonialism? In 1960, the Belgian colonist came showcase the wealth of the Congo had abandoned carefree in 1960 to thank you for their "mindele Madeso" the Belgo-Congolese Métis?
         The Chinese have taken over mining in Katanga in the slogan of "win-win" will they be more responsible for their Sino-Congolese Métis than  the Japanese Engineers?
And what is the fate Métis born of Members and foreign agents of the United Nations Observer Mission in Congo (U.N.O.MI.C.) not to mention the children born of rape by these foreigners?
         The D.R. Congo can not provide a special clause vis-à-vis obligation of the children born of illegal unions between its citizens and the foreigners?
         Should it not negotiate with the Japanese government provision of a fund to help out these poor from their misery? A loaf of bread for the government of Shinzo Abe, but an honor and an immense respect for the next Japan cooperation with African countries.
         It is under this same Shinzo Abe, that has raised the question of recognition "Chinese or Korean comfort women" who served as sex slaves for the Japanese army between 1931 and 1945?
         In 1983, when I was privileged to attend the inauguration of the bridge Matadi on the Congo River by His Imperial Majesty Akihito and his wife Empress Michiko, I was fascinated by the extreme simplicity of this couple so harmonious without thinking once that his engineers could be formidable sexual predators, who had come to drop tens of bastards in Katanga in the name of that cooperation. And what is aberrant, that he and his government were probably unaware.
         The issue of Japanese mestizo of Katanga is minimal compared to that of "comfort women" and the context is different, but the impact on the world and changing attitudes in "The Empire of the Rising Sun" would be immense. While the Congolese government could permanently halt the megalomaniac policy of Mobutu Sese Seko (1965-1997) and prove its ability to handle its smallest citizens instead of practicing a blind cooperation gives away its wealth along its human virtues.
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Reference:
-Kanyarwunga I.N. Jean, République Démocratique du Congo. Les générations condamnées. Déliquescencve d’Etat précapitaliste (Democratic Republic of Congo. Generations condemned. Spoiling a pre-capitalist state),
Publibook Editions, Paris, 2006.

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