By Vicky Richter
A completely different portrait of a modern-day Madame Butterfly
Who has not met her at one of the big freedom and truth events and not been
drawn to her beaming smile? Tomoko Jones is an icon at events like the Reawakening
Tour or CPAC events. Who is this Japanese beauty that reminds every onlooker of Madame Butterfly from Giacomo Puccini's opera? GEORGE had the chance to get to know Tomoko better and further enchanted by her in an interview.
Tomoko Jones (TJ): I had a happy childhood. Life in Japan was easy. My father was a cruise ship captain, often gone for weeks at a time. The family was healthy, we lived comfortably. My childhood was mostly in the Tokyo area. It was easy to get around with the extensive train system. With little crime even young children would travel alone by train. There were great restaurants, and much to see and do. I often traveled with friends to the mountains for snowboarding on weekends.
I was popular in school; had friends I am still in touch with today. Higher education, while competitive, was very affordable. I studied English in college and eventually went on to a modeling career. I became a GT Race Queen, enjoying a brief period of celebrity before getting married and moving to America. It was a fun experience. I met interesting people and developed skills in communication with a diverse fan base.
TJI: I married an American man, so the immigration process was easy. We met at the Semikron Japan trade show where I worked as a promotional model. He worked for a semiconductor equipment company, where we worked together in his company's trade show booth. For several years we would get together when he was in Japan visiting customers. He was handsome, kind and eventually I fell in love with him. We married the 4th of September, then 9/11 happened. The world had suddenly become crazy. My father worried about me moving to America, worried my English was not good enough. My mother worried I had not sufficient training to take care of my husband, and I worried that 9/11 would halt the immigration process but was able to get my green card one month later. I have lived in Austin, Texas ever since. My parents' concerns, not an issue.
TJ: Japanese and Americans are quite different. The Japanese people are more humble, more apologetic, more courteous, and tend to avoid confrontation. American friends suggested I not say I am sorry so often. Japanese people work hard, are highly organized and meticulous. I am sometimes frustrated by service provided by American workers. A Japanese worker would never forget to include ketchup with your French fries.
Everything in Japan is a process and there are rules. This can be annoying at times. In trying to resign from a job found out I could not resign by simply giving notice. There was a process to go through and had to continue working. That seems so odd to me now, but that is the Japanese way.
I never really felt restrictions on freedom living in Japan, but over the years I have come to see that the Japanese people are not as free as they may think. Some of which may be tradition but wonder if such traditions had been intentionally designed over the centuries to control the populace. One summer while visiting, I enrolled my daughter in a Japanese kindergarten. Each day when I picked her up, the teacher would complain that my daughter refused to stand in a line and sing along with the other kids. I marveled at the ability of the teacher to get three-year old children to line up, stand at attention in cute little military style uniforms and sing together. Obedience and structured life of Japanese people is learned from an early age. You must follow the rules. A non-compliant three-year-old is not acceptable in Japan.
The Japanese love their country and will do whatever their government tells them to do, no matter how absurd. I have come to realize that the Japanese people learn from childhood to be compliant. When their government tells them to wear a mask, they do. When they are told to get vaccinated, they dutifully line up for the shot. Of course, all the same propaganda by mass media in Japan, we see here in America. Few Japanese question government mandates even when presented with facts that contradict the government narrative. I see this happening in America also, and it concerns me, but in Japan the population is under a spell. Citizens taught to care about society, not about the individual or individual freedoms that are so much more important to Americans. So, there is still hope for freedom in America.
TJ: It all started with covid. People were getting sick and dying. Did not take long for doctors to figure out how to treat covid. It was shocking to think these treatments were intentionally withheld by the government. Even more shocking that it was happening in concert all around the world. People were dying in hospitals and governments were allowing it to happen. Then came the masking, distancing, shutdowns, and for the first time felt I was no longer living in a free society. Our government was intentionally trying to kill us. Why were potentially lifesaving treatments not made available? Why was information about these treatments censored? Why were people allowed to die? Were hospitals killing people? Doing extensive research, I started to learn about the WEF, Bill Gates, Soros, and the Great Reset.
Then came the November 2020 elections, and the purpose of the pandemic became clear. Our country was under attack. On Jan 6, my daughter and I went to DC. It was reassuring to see so many people ready to rise. The country was not going down without a fight.
When the vaccines came, we learned quickly they were dangerous and did not work. Yet our government continuously lied about the safety and efficacy; there was no longer any doubt the country, the world we know and love was in trouble.
Even with all this happening, it seemed clear to me, so many people are complying. You could not talk to them without being labeled a conspiracy theorist. I felt a need to get involved, to be around people that knew more than I did about what was happening. I started attending events and networking with people. I have learned so much about what is really going on. Now my plan now is to share the truth with the Japanese people.
TJ: All the people I have met have been exciting to meet. People at these events are full of energy, it is inspiring to me. Many have given me new hope, encouraged me and I have learned so much from so many. I love talking to people in person, it helps me understand what they are really saying and know they are truthful. The patriots I have met are amazing people, I enjoy spending time with them, and love their fighting spirit
TJ: I do not want to give up our freedom. I love Trump's "America first!" policies. We need to give power back to the people. Current government is not working for the people anymore. I support candidates who will work for the people. I did not care about politics maybe a year ago. But now care very deeply. I attended fundraisers in Mar a Lago and Bedminster. I met political candidates and wonderful supporters. So many are new to politics as well. I believe these people will clean up corruption in our government, fix our election system, flush out the communists that have infiltrated our government agencies, schools, corporations, and undo horrible policies of the Biden administration that are destroying the country. Our November elections are so important.
TJ: One of the wonderful things about America is there are no obstacles. At least I have not encountered any, until covid of course. As for the movement, the main obstacle is access to information. It is not that information is hard to find, but intentionally hidden from casual observers. Mainstream media feeds people limited information, only information the government wants you to know. If we consume only mainstream information, we will not know vaccines are bioweapons, we will not know our elections are fraudulent, we would not know the extent of our economic collapse and think everything will be simply fine. My husband's business partner only listened to NPR radio in the morning, NPR cable news in the evening. My husband warned him of the dangers of the vaccines, he would not listen. NPR said they were safe, and everyone needed to get vaccinated. When the vaccines came out he was first in line. Last November the booster shot killed him.
TJ: I am unsure, my focus has been here. I will be getting more involved in Japan in the months ahead. Japan has been in a perpetual state of mass formation for a long time, so it may be hopeless, but I need to try. So many Japanese people love Trump. Japan has always been somewhat of a closed society, and many disliked Abe's globalist views. I suppose their love for Trump stems from his America first policies and their longing for leaders in Japan to express the same for their country.
TJ: I wish more people would pay attention to what is happening. There is so much going on and most people seem unaware or not care. Sure, they feel the pain of higher gas and food prices, but do not see or refuse to see the cause. We need to keep pushing, and I know so many patriots will stand strong and not give up.
We need a big win in November and in January the people need to stand with newly elected champions, dismantle the corrupt administrative state and prosecute those responsible for this nightmare.