Saturday, April 21, 2007

Shinjuku Sta. South Overpass Daytime

(Shinjyuku is one of symbolic towns for youths, a big shopping center, a big business center, and a controversial amusement area where various types of foreigners work. Literally millions of suburb residents, passengers, and commuters get into Tokyo through Shinjyuku taking various railroad lines and subways. It is however located opposite to the Tokyo Station on the Tokyo Loop Line.

Tokyo is a big capital; its extended area is far bigger than London, Paris, and Rome. Unlike New York, it is the largest and most powerful city a "single race" (that is Japanese having only a tradition of architecture in wood till 140 years ago, to your astonishment) has ever built on the earth.

[Once for local youths in Japan, Shinjyuku almost meant Tokyo itself.])


Friday, April 20, 2007

Angel Divine

Angel Divine

With expressing my sincere regret over so many recent victims in the U.S. and Iraq, I would like to discuss Jacob, for he was ordered to call himself Israelite, for the first time in the human history, by the God.
* * *

Jacob met strange persons who he thought to be angels of God:
Gen 32:1 And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.

Then, he wrestled with a mysterious person at night he thought to be God or an angel of God:
Gen 32:24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

Gen 32:25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.

Gen 32:26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.

Gen 32:27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.

Gen 32:28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

Gen 32:29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.

Gen 32:30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
* * *

It is all judgment and understanding of Jacob himself (or any other witnesses or reporters there and then?).

For others, they, who were angels in the daytime and an angel at night for Jacob, might be simply ordinary persons.

The issue is whether you have ever experienced such an encounter: you met with a stranger who you suddenly found to be holy, though others around you would not share the same view as yours on the stranger.

For others, they were ordinary nomads or travelers; but Jacob, who had just had a tough time dealing with his father-in-law and was going to have another tough time to deal with his brother, desperately needed God's help, since each of them might have killed him if things had been poorly handled.

Jacob was subconsciously looking for a sign of God's help.

Even when Jacob met the strangers in the daytime, he tried hard to see any holiness inside minds of the strangers.

And, if the strangers, though being ordinary persons, felt compassion for Jacob who was apparently under heavy pressure, Jacob must have sensed it.

And, God could really use the strangers feeling compassion for Jacob so as to show His mercy to Jacob.

When Jacob sensed such holy compassion in the strangers' eyes and behaviors, his mind must have been eased.
* * *

At night, there came another strange man. Jacob also sensed holiness in the stranger's attitude.

The stranger might have been one of 400 guards his brother, coming near to see Jacob, had led. Esau might have sent the one as a scout to see what happened to Jacob who had ordered his servants with his assets to proceed to Esau and offer the assets as a gift to Esau.

(Indeed, Jacob looked too nice to Esau this time, though Jacob once presumed on Esau's frivolities so as to inherit the right of representation of their clan to God.)

But if the scout had compassion for Jacob, God must have used him as an angel to Jacob. In fact, later, when Esau met Jacob, Esau showed no old grudge but was extremely joyful to see his twin but younger brother.

Or, the strange man might have been an attacker his father-in-law, who apparently still held grudge despite reconciliation before God, had sent to kill Jacob, since Jacob took two of his daughters as wives. But, if the attacker had compassion for Jacob, God must have used him as an angel to Jacob.
* * *

It would be easier for God to use an existent man as His angel than to create a new man from atoms and molecules, as long as the existent man could show true compassion, friendship, or respect to a target man such as Jacob.

In this way, Jacob got a message and a help from God of his family.

In this way, GENESIS 32 was recorded.

(Later, I may refer to the ladder coming down from Heaven to the ground Jacob saw in his dream; Jacob saw angels using the ladder to come down and up to Heaven.)
* * *

It would be a great honor for a man to be used by the God, so that he would play a role of an angel to somebody the God has chosen. But, in most cases, such a man seems to play the role without realizing what he is meant to be for the chosen person such as Jacob.

Now, you have to humbly admit the wonder of the work of human mind and soul.

The origin of this wonder is older than the Material Universe and the Logical Universe precedent to the former.

It must have come from the world where miracles are the norm as the God has not yet regulated newly born concepts and their logical conditions and material feasibility far before the so-called Big Bang of the universe.

(Now, have you become a believer? But, you yourself might have been an "Angel Divine" for somebody, when you were, say, sixteen.

[A sound and fresh sense of ancient people or young men in any era would appreciate any invaluable thing with genuine wonder. Such a sense should not be harmed and damaged. It is indeed what money cannot buy.])


New Rice-Planting Season Coming Soon

(Rice produces more crops than wheat per plant; thus it can support more population.

Yearly monsoon raining in Japan, from June to late July, has had the same effect as periodical flooding of the River Nile and the River Euphrates which allowed for establishment of the human first urban civilization.

Now dry fields are to get water. Young rice plants will be transferred from a seed bed to the field. We will see golden ears of rice plants again in autumn.)


Japan Cool

Japan Cool

According to a report of The Mainichi Shimbun, a Japanese newspaper, interest in Japan has been recently intensified and entered a new era in Europe.

Japanese things have rather become commodities in Europe.

Japanese "manga" (cartoons), animation, games, novels, and foods are now deeply penetrating into daily lives of Europeans.

Some Europeans have invented a word "J-Cool."

The number of students who are majoring in Japanese studies or Japanology in the University of Vienna, Austria, is now about 700.

These students want to be given more chances to study Japan in Japan.
* * *

My big concern on Europe now is whether a liberal female candidate will be elected president in France or not.

If Ms. Segolene Royal is elected president of France and Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected president of the U.S., then three of the G8 Summit member countries will be represented by ladies.

The U.K. and Canada had each once a female prime minister. But, will Italy and Russia have a female prime minister or president?

As for Italy, the mafia may become a big issue. As for Russia, the Russian mafia may become a big issue.

As for Japan, the samurai tradition might become a big issue.
* * *

European students should read the EEE Reports.

Especially good girls in Europe who want to be a prime minister or a president should read the EEE Reports. (Or are you busy reading Vatican documents?)

I really think it is a will of the God Almighty for me to contribute to future leaders in Europe.

(If you want to become the second female president of the U.S., it would be a good idea to read the EEE Reports, too.

Besides, Japan things are now cool in Europe. As a bonus, EE(E) Reporter may be cool just like John Lennon.)

"...Then the Lord God Made a Plant Grow up over Jonah to Give Him Some Shade, so that He Would be More Comfortable..."

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Gentlemen, Good Work!; Now, I've Got You Back!!

(Japan occupied, managed, and developed Korea from 1910 to 1945. But, before Japan's occupation, there had been a helplessly split class society and an incompetent, out-of-date kingdom in Korea; after Japan's occupation, there were the Korean War, continued military confrontation with North Korea, and military regimes in South Korea.
* * *

Today, there are about 12 million Christians in South Korea, accounting for 25.6% of the population. South Korea is the second largest Christian country in Asia, next to the Philippines.

In 2000, the Korean Protestant organizations sent 10,646 priests to the world for missionary work, which is the second largest next to the U.S.

Today, however, Japanese sometimes get victimized by bogus religious organizations and movements formed in South Korea and sent to Japan, mostly, in the disguise of Christianity.

In a recent criminal case, a bad religious group led by South Koreans who called themselves Christians recruited many young ladies, especially good looking girls, in Japan and abused them in an immoral manner so as to invite more impure participants in their activities and increase their income.

The hardship that has continued so long in their history has really made some Koreans so irresponsible, wicked, desperate, and vicious.
* * *

Nonetheless, Japan has been investing much into South Korean industries and transferring technology and know-how to South Korean businesses.

Majority of South Korean people respect Japanese power and ability and hope to cooperate with and maintain good relationship with Japan.

Generally speaking, there are many young Koreans who are so courteous as to give the most favorable impression to Japanese than any other youths in the world. They really know how to respect seniors and society.

Koreans are the quickest learners of the Japanese language, which means they are quicker than any other people including Chinese and Filipinos.
* * *

Even in America, you have to deal with young Koreans with compassion to their history and with understanding of their personality, which however are both very different from those of Japanese youths who seem to know more to be afraid of than young Koreans.

I repeat that there are a lot of good girls and sound youths in South Korea. And I hope again that God saves their souls and souls of all of them.)

"When He Finds One That is UNUSUALLY FINE, He Goes and Sells Everything He Has, and Buys that Pearl"



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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Sumerians Tested, Israelites Tested, and Americans Tested

Sumerians Tested, Israelites Tested, and Americans Tested

As for Israelites, we have to find key conditions that made them so outstanding in the human history.

Then we have to find why and how such conditions were made possible for Israelites.

Without such conditions, Israelites today should be living like nomads in the Arab land; Christians in Europe today should be living just like Romans of the era of Caesar and Cleopatra; Muslims should be today impossible; and indigenous people in Americas and Australia today should be enjoying their monopoly of the vast lands.
* * *

The Bible is not a novel. It is not a collection of stupid, fanciful, and superstitious tales godless writers today would concoct for money or old savages happened to dream up 2000 to 2500 years ago through misunderstanding all they saw and experienced.

The Bible should be respected more than reports Caesar of the Roman Empire wrote in the first century B.C. and Shiji (history record) Sima Qian of China's Han Dynasty wrote in the first century B.C.

It is a record of situations of survival or extinction of an entire tribe.
* * *

A) A Sumerian or a Sumerian family had their own individual God through whom they could appeal to the superior or greater God of their tribe, their city, or their civilization.

B) Sumerians worked for their God. Records and legends of their civilization show a comparatively higher moral standard.

C) The last king of the Sumerian Kingdom was called the "Righteous Pastor," though Sumerians despised nomadic herdsmen living around their cities.

a) Israelites adhered to their God, though they admitted that other tribes could have their own God. If Israelites had been cut off from original civilization which had a God superior to Israelites', they had to make their God as the only God in civilization they thought they represented.

b) Israelites lived to satisfy their God. Records and legends of the tribe show a comparatively higher moral standard than observed in any other races including Greeks and Egyptians as well as other Semitic races. They were too different from ancestors of Arabs though Israelites could not join the Babylonian Civilization after the collapse of the last Sumerian Kingdom and its main city Ur.

c) The first great leader of their tribe Abraham, from the beginning after having left Ur with his father, tried hard to settle in a place suitable for building a town, or had no difficulty in mingling into towns or cities of other tribes including Egyptians, though he was regarded just a leader of nomads. In addition, Israelites never admired (other) Semite tribes just like Sumerians never loved nomads.
* * *

Especially I want to point out that in the beginning at the Garden of Eden there lived only one Adam and one Eve, but not two Eves, three Eves, or four Eves.

Abraham had a female slave who acted as his wife. He had to be tested.

Jacob had two wives and two female slaves who each acted as his wife. He had to be tested.

In this way, we could interrupt the following report in Genesis:
Gen 32:24
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

Gen 32:25
And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.

Gen 32:26
And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.

Gen 32:27
And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.

Gen 32:28
And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
Gen 32:29
And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.
Gen 32:30
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

Unless Jacob had been tested at least this way, I would not have trusted in the God of Jacob and his family, though their God has turned out eventually to be the God of mankind.
* * *

The Bible should be read with a higher respect to ancient people.

If they had been stupid, their descendants, that is contemporary mankind, cannot win a Nobel Prize, if the God introduced the Prize, in any fields at all.

You should show the highest respect in interpreting every act of Abraham, Jacob, Moses, and Jesus Christ.

For example, Jesus Christ could not be such a weak and careless person as would be simply taken advantage of by a betrayer, namely Judas, so smartly and decisively beyond help.

You have to find not only a seemingly holy but easy reason but a truly ethical reason at the highest level which could be a good lesson to mankind.
* * *

Abraham was tested.

Jacob was tested.

Moses was tested.

Even Jesus Christ followed suit.

(Some Americans seem to have been really tested significantly on the 9/11 attacks. They are supporting America today. The future of America depends on those ladies and gentlemen significantly tested in these tragedies which however may look illogical to human beings [thus you had better refer to the Bible].

As for me, I cannot recall how I was tested ever (however Japan has been evidently tested), though I think I am now allowed to present EEE Reports even to good girls in America.)


"Love is the Answer and You Know That for Sure"

(On December 8, 1945, of Japan time, US Navy bases in the Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, were attacked by the Imperial Navy of Japan mobilizing 350 carrier-based attack planes.

On December 8, 1980, in New York, John Lennon, then living with his second and Japanese wife, was killed by a gunman, born in Hawaii, regarded as being mentally troubled.

Before the incident, John Lennon, a kind of British working-class hero, released a new song titled "Starting Over."

However, I had been far more impressed with "Mind Games" released several years before. John Lennon's soul seemed to look like suddenly getting into a dark fight then.

His Japanese wife was born and raised extremely rich but lonesome in a Japan' prominent family, and became a very unique lady with little common to the Japanese working class.

The John Lennon's death seems to have been a result of three lonely souls converging to a certain point in New York when the Vietnam era was completely over.

Any tragedy could be used by the God Almighty as a warning to His loving people and tribe or simply for a manifestation of His glory.

[I would confess that I also loved the Beatles' happy songs such as "All My Loving," of course, when I was young, so much younger than today.])


Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Jacob Named Israel by the God

Jacob Named Israel by the God

I would like to present certain old reports from the Bible of the King James Version:

Gen 32:1
And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.

Gen 32:2
And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

Gen 32:3
And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.

Gen 32:4
And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:

Gen 32:5
And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and womenservants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.

Gen 32:6
And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.

Gen 32:7
Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two bands;

Gen 32:8
And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape.

Gen 32:9
And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the LORD which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee:

Gen 32:10
I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.

Gen 32:11
Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children.

Gen 32:12
And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

Gen 32:13
And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother;

Gen 32:14
Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty rams,

Gen 32:15
Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine, and ten bulls, twenty she asses, and ten foals.

Gen 32:16
And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by themselves; and said unto his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove and drove.

Gen 32:17
And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art thou? and whither goest thou? and whose are these before thee?

Gen 32:18
Then thou shalt say, They be thy servant Jacob's; it is a present sent unto my lord Esau: and, behold, also he is behind us.

Gen 32:19
And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him.

Gen 32:20
And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept of me.

Gen 32:21
So went the present over before him: and himself lodged that night in the company.

Gen 32:22
And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok.

Gen 32:23
And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had.

Gen 32:24
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

Gen 32:25
And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.

Gen 32:26
And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.

Gen 32:27
And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.

Gen 32:28
And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

Gen 32:29
And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.

Gen 32:30
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

Gen 32:31
And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.

Gen 32:32
Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank.
* * *

Jacob wrestled with the God (or His Angel), saw His face, and was named Israel by Him.

This is one of the mysteries in the Bible many scholars have been unable to interpret with full confidence.

We may be allowed to talk about it later.
* * *

Anyway, now almost 11:59 p.m. in Japan; I have seen many reports tonight on air and on line from the morning.

May the grace of Lord Jesus Christ be with you!

South Side Entrance to Shinjyuku Sta. of Japan Railways

(This morning we got a terrible piece of news from the U.S. A killer in a university campus shot many, reportedly 33 victims including himself.

May God save their souls!

One finger-size bullet can take a life of any strong person if fatally shot from a gun. You should not provoke any weak but capable-of-firing person who most of people can be.

There are more terrible things in this world. In the U.S., hundreds of thousands of people are living peacefully though being homeless.

If you think you are living under the gaze of God, so benevolent, you would not teeter over the edge. Or wait till a time will come when you understand the whole context and situations that have made you suffer.

Trust in God who governs all the lives and fates of mankind really gives you peace in mind.

Anyway, if you are working to improve the society, you will be protected.

I have to really talk about Israelites who have historically really suffered.)

"...As David became stronger and stronger, his opponents became weaker and weaker..."

Monday, April 16, 2007

Around Shinjyuku Sta., Tokyo

(The entire Shinjyuku complex station used by various railroad companies provides transportation services for 3.47 million commuters and travelers per day, which is the world largest.

The tall tower in the left-hand side of the picture is used by a mobile phone company for its communications services. Tokyo Metropolitan City Hall is near the Shinjyuku station.)


"Condoleezza" and "Osama" on Afghanistan in 1980's

"Condoleezza" and "Osama" on Afghanistan in 1980's

US Secretary of State Ms. Condoleezza Rice, a specialist in the study of the USSR, changed her position from the Democrats to the Republicans in the wake of the USSR's invasion upon Afghanistan in 1979.

The main factor that influenced her is said to have been lukewarm measures the Carter (Democrat) Administration took on the USSR.

But my view is that she had majored in the study of the USSR with a romantic expectation that Marxism might solve racism.

Marxism put the highest value on equality of workers. It sounded as if the ideology requested its followers to be against any racism which benefited capitalists. "Marxism and the Soviet Union might have a key to solving and abolishing racism." I suppose she might have thought so, and thus she majored in the study of the Soviet Union.

But, when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan only to secure hegemony in the region neglecting poor Afghans' wish for freedom and equality, she must have found and realized what Marxism and the Soviet Union truly meant.

She then began to fully support Republicans and respect Ronald Reagan. Now, she is the Secretary of State who cannot be a victim of racism while so many victims are being seen and heard of nowadays in the U.S.
* * *

The then so-called jihad leader Mr. Osama bin Laden joined the war against the Soviet troops in Afghanistan in 1980's.

It is said that he sometimes cooperated with Americans covertly working there.

But, after the war ended and the Soviet troops pulled out, Mr. bin Laden must have seen Americans losing interests in Afghanistan and leaving poor Muslims so helpless. He must have been disappointed with Americans whom he once probably thought to be nice, advanced, and respectable citizens fighting against irreligionists of the USSR, though his religion was different from Americans' somehow.

When Iraq invaded Kuwait, Mr. bin Laden with patriotic sentiments and confidence in battle skills offered his dedication to his country. But it was politely rejected by the Saudi Arabia Government. His love of country was damaged. His Government in tie up with America opted for military aids and supports from Christian countries rather than contribution by Islamic warriors.

He then found a reason for Jihad which he has adamantly pursued since then, making an enemy of America and the Saudi Arabia Government, while strengthening linkage with other Islamic warriors including those called terrorists by the U.S. Government as well as Governments of Islamic countries.

After his attacks on US assets in East Africa and the East Coat of the United States, Mr. bin Laden himself was clearly identified as a terrorist.
* * *

Young "Condoleezza" and "Osama" hoped that they could find, meet, and discover something that would meet their wish for certain ideals.

But with disillusion since Afghanistan in 1980's, "Condoleezza" moved to the Republicans and the dominance hierarchy of America.

Also with disillusion since Afghanistan in 1980's, "Osama" moved to nationalism, radical religious activities, and Jihad.
* * *

You may think it is very irrelevant and inappropriate to discuss the US Secretary of State and the globally wanted terrorist in one context.

But, the underlying key players are Vatican and the Islamic leaders in addition to Israelite leaders.

They should have relevantly and appropriately contributed to efforts for recovering the Afghan society or solving racism in America before "Condoleezza" and "Osama" got such disillusions.

It is because such significant tragedies could be only prevented and remedied by extensively working at the level of minds and souls of people concerned.

What "Condoleezza" and "Osama" saw on Afghanistan must have been inability of those religious powers as well as ideologies.
* * *

In two years, I suppose Ms. Condoleezza Rice and Mr. Osama bin Laden would be people of yesterday.

But, we have to make our best to see a rise of more potential figures fired with high hopes following holy guidelines which only the God or Allah can give.
* * *

In the U.S. Civil War, 600,000 people were killed.

No single person seems to have been recorded in history as a primary war criminal, such as Adolf Hitler.

But, the God might have judged some as such.

After the War on Terror, the God might also judge some as such.
* * *

As for me, I was not so much impressed with the Soviet invasion upon Afghanistan.

Japan was in the middle of powerful expansion of its economy and technology with a sense and feeling of overwhelming, at least in some key sectors, the U.S. and the USSR that were both spellbound in the Cold War.

However, the significance of shadows of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism was not yet clearly observed at this End of the East from Jerusalem and the Euphrates.

Christianity has been alive especially among minorities in America; Islam has been alive especially where ladies wear veils; and Judaism has been alive among those God has chosen.

It might be what Japan should have had an insight into wisely in those days in 1980's, which then should have helped the nation stand more firmly in this era of globalization being driven not only by borderless economy but also by religious conflicts, oil-reserves depletion, and the rise of India and China not directly associated with the Three Great Religions like Japan.

(...But, was it a romantic period for you, though I cannot recall how good girls in those days looked like specifically?...)

"...If She Perseveres in Faith and Love and Holiness, with Modesty..."

"Darling Darling Stand By Me"

(The largest transportation artery in Japan has been the Shinkansen-Express Line between Tokyo and Osaka, 515.4 km. Ancient Kyoto is a station before Osaka. The line runs further to the west for 553.7 km to Kyusyu Island.

The Shinkansen-Express Lines also run to the north of Tokyo and get split to the further north and the northeast.

Many Tokyo workers also use Shinkansen for their commuting.)


Sunday, April 15, 2007

Understanding the Japanese

Understanding the Japanese

According to Mr. Masahiko Fujiwara, a mathematician and author, there are three sophisticated emotional merits in Japanese:

1) An exquisite and delicate sense of beauty,

2) An inclination to see, find, recall, and think of people, deeds, environment, and work of mind of their own and others gently with affection and nostalgia, and

3) Sensitivity to other people's unhappiness.

Of course, necessity for life, business, competition, politics, and diplomacy require Japanese citizens to be tough, cool, rational, and ugly; but these merits are not eradicated from hearts and minds of the Japanese.

The issue is how these precious traits have been nurtured and built up in hearts and minds of the Japanese.
* * *

In the Japanese Islands so mountainous 34,000 years ago, there were people who used a knife made of stone ware which seems to have been brought in from Northern China.

In the Japanese Islands full of forests from 12,000 years ago to 2,800 years ago, there were people who used a specific type of earthenware vessels (called the "Jomon" ware), living in a hunter-gatherer economy.

Then 2,800 years ago, Japanese people started to be engaged in wet-paddy rice agriculture in the land monsoon-soaked in summer and dry or snowy in winter.
* * *

This information may be a key to understanding the Japanese people and their merits.

I hope that this information can be of your help (especially if you need to understand a Japanese even though he is not EE(E) Reporter).

"...The Angels Ordered the Stump to be Left in the Ground..."

Mt. Fuji Last Evening

(In Shintoism, sometimes a mountain itself is regarded as a main body of a shrine. Hence, Mt. Fujis is sometimes called "Holy Summit Fuji." If you do not love Japan, you cannot be a Shinto member.
* * *
If you became a Christian, theoritically, your faith only should matter. Whatever color your skin has, it never matters in a Christian society.
It is because God is spirit, and thus a human spirit, which has no color, only matters.
If you have become a Christian and still the color of your skin matters in a Christian community, somebody must take the blame on himself.
Or you had better directly follow Jesus Christ and God instead of asking the religion to introduce you to Jesus Christ and God.
* * *
I do not ask anybody to introduce me to Mt. Fuji. I directly meet with it.)

Come Back to the Glory of Olive

Come Back to the Glory of Olive

With the permission of the Creator of mankind, that is God of everybody, I like to write this for you.

Around the first century, it is said Israelites accounted for 10% of all the residents in the territory of the Roman Empire, such as Egypt, Greece, and Asia Minor (in addition to the Euphrates River Area) as well as Palestine.

It means that Israelites resided in most of Roman colonized cities, such as Alexandria, around the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.
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Israelites then with the color of skin similar to contemporary Arabs' lived among white-skinned or light-skinned southern or eastern Europeans, such as Romans, Greeks, Celts, and other tribes.

As Israelites had very distinctive religion, in addition to clear difference in racial traits, they must not have been easily mingled with other races.

When Jerusalem and its Temple were destroyed around 100, those Israelites living in Roman-colonized cities must have faced difficult situations, losing their last resort and spiritual foothold.

What is worse, Christians did not seem to be of a great help for them, unless they converted to Christianity.

(For this reason, many Israelites in Roman colonized cities must have converted to Christianity and thus mingled with other races so as to disappear from the mainstream history.)

The olive skinned Israelites, who must have looked like contemporary Arabs, should just roam about Mediterranean cities and the Iberia Peninsula as well as the Middle East with their unique religion and culture while being rejected by Christian Europeans.

So then, even 2000 years later, their descendants without a nation should have just lived in various cities in Arab countries as minority but with the same olive-color skin as Arabs.
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But, the fact is very different. Mainstream Israelites in the 20th century lived in Germany, Poland, and Russia.

How, then, could the olive skinned people, like contemporary Arabs, without resistance and obstruction get into the Rhine area in Germany and further move into East Europe, carrying and adhering to Judaism, though a conventional theory so claims?

Did Christians, namely white-skinned Europeans, in Germany, Poland, and Russia, marry Israelites and become members of Israelites in and after the 9th century just like a conventional theory so claims or inevitably suggests?

Is it a true reason for the fact that the color of skin of Israelites changed so drastically?

Is it so because it took 1000 years? But, for almost 2000 years, Israelites have been regarded as an invariable enemy to Christians.
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The issue is that Israelites looked like Arabs 2000 years ago; and as they could not have been mingled with Europeans easily, they should have today still looked like Arabs and lived among Arabs like Arabs except religious practices.

But, the fact is mysteriously and decisively different.
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There is another well known theory on Khazar, a unique kingdom around the Black Sea that converted to Judaism as a whole nation in 730, since it had to become neutral between the Byzantine Empire and the Islamic Empire (refer to

As so many Israelites were living around Asia Minor, their descendants must have been living around the coastal area of the Black Sea even in the 8th century; and they must have become members of Khazar.

As not only the religion became the same but also various people with different colors of the skin, including Turkish people and some Caucasian tribes, lived in the kingdom, they must have been mingled racially through interracial marriage.

In this way, white-skinned Israelites must have been born in the coastal area of the Black Sea. There must have been also white skinned people originally of a different race, who were just converted to Judaism so as to become white-skinned Israelites in Khazar.
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The issue is that Israelites looked like Arabs 2000 years ago, but today mainstream Israelites, especially those in the U.S., do not look like Arabs.

But, for example, Chinese today look like Chinese 2000 years ago; Indians today look like Indians 2000 years ago; Iranians today look like Iranians 2000 years ago; Arabs today look like Arabs 2000 years ago; and Europeans and European Americans today look like Europeans 2000 years ago.

But, mainstream Israelites who looked like Arabs 2000 years ago look like Europeans today.
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Which do you believe, the conventional theory that Israelites moved from southern Europe to the Rhine area and then East Europe, or the Khazar theory that Israelites changed their racial constitution in the eighth century in the kingdom of Khazar?

Even if you take the Khazar theory, it does not necessarily lead to denial of the contemporary Israelites' claim that Palestine is their assets, though we have to listen to God on this matter as it is so grave.

What's more, as the Islamic Empire was born and got strong, Khazar converted to Judaism to balance the international pressure on the kingdom.

Then, it is advent of Islam that truly contributed to the birth of white-skinned Israelites in the eighth century!!
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Israelites 2000 years ago looked like Arabs today.

Today, I hope that they declare, claim and assert that their skin is olive and they resemble Arabs, no matter if any individual Israelite looks like an European, namely a Christian.

Then, peace will come faster between Israelites and Muslims.
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Jesus Christ, St. Peter, St. Paul, and so on all looked like Arabs, 2000 years ago.

We have to admit the truth. The skin color olive is blessed more than any other skin colors.

We have to see the color of skin of Jesus Christ on skin of Arabs today.

Muslims are truly blessed in this context, even in terms of the origin of white skinned Israelites.

(As I cannot stop respecting Israelites [for Jesus Christ was one of them], I would talk about them, probably for the time being.

Even if you have a white skin, your ancestors came from Africa just like mine.
[And our shadows look black anyway.]

The norm is black for mankind, though you might love white; besides, I do not hate a white.)