*****If you still don't believe the Japanese are slowly taking control of America, take a look at the American companies now OWNED by Japan.

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So you are sure purchasing Japanese American made cars is good for America?

After all only car companies are affected, right? Well, please take the time to read this article and think about the American who wrote it and OTHCP’s comments made in RED! Your kids and grandkids may thank you some day, hopefully!

AP associate Press
Honda Weds Car Making, Soybean Processing
April 17, 2005 9:14 PM ET

By JAMES HANNAH

Honda Motor Co. expects to set an export record this year _ in the soybeans it returns to Japan in containers that arrived in the U.S. filled with spare parts. Oh, yes, they build some of those cars here in America, but look where they get MOST of their parts…...from Japan.

In the shadow of its Marysville auto plant, the company processes 550 bushels of soybeans each hour that end up as tofu and soy sauce. The automaker expects to sell a record 1 million bushels this year and is hunting new markets in Australia. The company says potential customers in Europe and Thailand have expressed interest. These sales use to be made by American Farmers…..read on Americans.

Honda began shipping soybeans in 1986 as a way to reuse cargo containers that were returning to Japan empty. The crop was plentiful in Ohio, there was a market for them in Japan, and the shipments were a way for the automaker to invest in a state it has operated in since 1983. Yes, they invested in the state of Ohio by using American dollars they took from Americans when they purchased the Japanese cars. The Jap cars were made in America by Americans, but the bottom line profit the Japanese make on each car made and sold in America is being used against American’s best interest…..read on. It’s getting scary now, Americans!

Between 250 and 280 farmers grow the soybeans for Honda on 32,000 acres in Ohio and Michigan. The region produces soybeans that are especially high in protein, a quality desired by Honda's Japanese customers, because soybeans are a substitute for meat. This sounds good, but read on.

The growers are paid as much as $1.10 more a bushel than the $6.15 they would get on the open market. Sounds even better, but read on.

Some of the soybeans are grown on Honda property, including in the infield of an auto test track. Honda leases the land there to area farmers, who grow the soybeans. Now folks, here’s the catch! This is what is happening with your American dollars you spend on those Japanese vehicles! Read the above paragraph again…..on whose property are they growing soybeans? Do you think the Japs owned those farms on December 7, 1941 (Pearl Harbor)? NO! American farmers now lease the land (USA Land) from the Japanese. Where did they get the money to buy the American farmers land….the bottom line profit they make on all those Japanese cars made and sold here in America?

At the 18-employee processing plant, pods, stems and weed seed are removed and the soybeans are cleaned, separated by size and shape and polished.

A $1 million dust-collection system keeps soybean dust from migrating to Honda's nearby paint plant, where Accords are painted in colors such as Desert Mist, Satin Silver and Nighthawk Black. Boy, this reporter makes it all sound so American doesn’t he?

"It's like a vacuum sweeper with a 75-horsepower motor on it," said Joe Hanusik, manager of the processing plant. "It would clean your house in about 15 seconds."

Once processed, the soybeans are shot into 66-pound bags. A robotic arm plucks each bag from the conveyor belt, wheels around and gently stacks it on wooden pallets.

Honda exports the soybeans _ along with auto parts, aluminum and steel _ under Honda Trading America, a subsidiary founded in 1972. HTA had $2 billion in gross revenues last year, up from $1.3 billion five years ago. Honda, now not only makes a profit on Jap cars sold to Americans, now they are using that profit to buy out U.S. farmers and ship the soybeans they own to Japan and other countries for profit. These are profits that use to be made by Americans…..not any more! A foreign car can be made here in America, but folks, the bottom line profits on each Japanese car are being used to hurt Americans in the long run.

The automaker got its start in the soybean business in the mid-1980s following a chance meeting at an airport between Honda executive Hitochi Morimoto and a Japanese soybean supplier who was looking to expand the export of U.S. soybeans to Japan. Morimoto set up the business and later became president of Honda's soybean-exporting operation.

At first, Hanusik's family-run business, Madison Seed Co., processed soybeans for Honda in modest amounts. He now processes soybeans exclusively for the automaker, doing about twice the business of the seed company, which since has been sold. Madison Seed Co., sounds American enough, but is owned by the Japanese. Americans are no longer owners and are not making the profits they used to on these type products. Hanusik, do you think his real name is “Joe?” How American sounding, how deceptive? Well, how about Morimoto….first name, Hitochi. I’m sure there is a long line of American history in these families…..sure.

Honda built its processing plant in 1999. It shipped between 750,000 and 800,000 bushels of soybeans in 2004 and had $10 million in soybean sales from March 2004 and March 2005. That compares with $20 billion in auto-related sales for Honda in just the last three months of 2004. Where do you think the bottom line profit (American dollars) ended up? Ohio, America? How about Japan! Money American farmers use to make and keep here in America!

Other automakers have also stepped outside their core business when opportunities arose. General Motors Corp. disposes of used sand from its foundries by selling it to make concrete. The company also sells sludge generated from the paint process at its assembly plants for use in making plastics for park benches and playground equipment. Where do you think the bottom line profit…what little there is now… ended up? Japan, Germany, Korea? How about America! And unlike the Japanese auto and soybean profits, which went to Japan to help Japanese people…the U.S. OWNED companies’ products that were sold were used to build park benches and playground equipment for our American  kids and grandkids….here in America!!!!

Soybeans account for about 23 percent of all the grain grown in Ohio. Honda's exports accounted for only a fraction of the 207 million bushels of soybeans grown last year in the state. But Melanie Wilt, spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Agriculture, calls the company's effort significant. Does Melanie Wilt remember when American farmers owned that Ohio land? Does she think about the Americans that once made their living growing and selling soybeans from this land? Does she really care if it helps her right now? How about the long run……where does the loss of American land and business stop?

"Any time that we can easily facilitate the export of grain commodities directly from Ohio, that's a great thing for Ohio's economy," she said. Is it really? The bottom line profit from all of these millions of American lost sales and earning power is now in Japan. So, is it really good for Ohio and Americans in the long run? The answer is NO! Just look at the value of the American dollar in the world today.

Think about it…..if Americans continue to lose OWNERSHIP of land, cars, steel, electronics, computers, etc., how are Americans going to survive? Will America be told what they will buy and the price they will pay for it, like the oil countries now dictate to America and the world? The next time you or one of your friends or relatives start to purchase a Japanese car or one of the other products listed above, think about your kids and grandkids; and America, before it’s too late!

Please copy this article and forward it to your friends and relatives. We all need to do everything we can to help Americans realize what is happening to the America we once knew and loved!

OTHCP

*****If you still don't believe the Japanese are slowly taking control of America, take a look at the American companies now OWNED by Japan.

Click Here:  To See The List Of American Companies OWNED By The Japanese Government!