Saturday, April 28, 2007

Battles in 1937 from Shanghai to Nanjing

Battles in 1937 from Shanghai to Nanjing

In the World War II, three million Japanese were killed.

You may think it is because the Imperial Japan's Military committed a crime called the "abuse of comfort women."

With a US Internet search engine, the keyword "comfort women" gives back 927,000 results.

With a Japanese Internet search engine, the keyword "Jyugun-Ianfu (comfort women)" gives back 103,000 results.

There are many Japanese and Japanese groups who are against Japanese Government's policy on handling the "comfort women" issue, though the Government has offered apologies for victims (

However, those anti-Government groups in Japan will probably welcome any foreigners accusing Japan, Japanese, and the Japanese Government for this issue. Their contacts can be easily found on the Internet.
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On Aug. 13, 1937, 120,000 Chinese troops began to attack 2,500 Japanese troops which were legally stationed in Shanghai and also protecting the Shanghai Concession (territory legally leased to foreign countries including Japan, the U.K., France, and the U.S.).

Then Chinese leader Chiang Kaishek had confidence in this military campaign not only because he had more soldiers but also because his government had a special treaty with Germany.

Germany had been investing in and supporting Chinese military since 1934. Thus Chinese troops were equipped with advanced German and Czech weapons and fighter planes made in the Soviet union (eventually in addition to unofficial U.S. flying squads).
(It was in 1936 that the Japan-Germany Anti-Comintern Pact was signed.)

On Aug. 14, Chinese war planes made air attacks on Japanese troops, resulting in killing and wounding 2,000 people living mainly in the French quarter of the Shanghai Concession.

On this day, Imperial Japan's Military also began a long-distance air strike onto Chinese troops from Kyushu, one of Japan's main islands, over the East China Sea.

On Aug. 22, three divisions of Imperial Japan's Military, newly dispatched to China, successfully landed on Shanghai and expelled Chinese troops out of the inner city, which reversed the tide.

On Oct. 26, Imperial Japan's Military took control of the key fortress called Dachang. Then Chinese troops lost chain of command and were routed to then Chinese capital Nanjing, 300km (170 miles) upstream of Shanghai along the Chang Jiang river.

In November, following the victory in the battles on Shanghai where, in total, 600,000 Chinese soldiers and 200,000 Japanese soldiers directly exchanged fire, Imperial Japan's Military began to chase the Chinese troops in full flight to Nanjing, though the Imperial Japan's Government in Tokyo tried to stop this military proceeding in vain.

On Nov. 20, Chinese leader Chiang Kaishek decided to relocate their capital from Nanjing to Chongqing, further upstream along the Chang Jiang river, while mobilizing newly 100,000 soldiers, without adequate training, for defense of Nanjing.

On Dec. 1, Imperial Japan's Military Headquarters in Tokyo approved the attack on Nanjing, since their troops in battle lines moved so fast.

On Dec. 7, Chinese leader Chiang Kaishek left Nanjing for Chongqing, while Imperial Japan's troops, now consisting of several divisions, broke through the outer ward of Nanjing which was so vast but not so densely populated.

On Dec. 11, Chinese leader Chiang Kaishek ordered his military to abandon and withdraw from Nanjing, but his order was not well communicated.

On Dec. 13, main ramparts of Nanjing were smashed through by Imperial Japan's Military troops. Chinese soldiers without chain of command fell into chaos, while changing into civilian dress and mingling into civilians who were also thrown into a panic.
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From a point of view of the Military of the Empire of Japan based on samurai traditions, the series of military battles from Shanghai to Nanjing was nothing but a failed adventure of the Chinese military.

Chinese military was supported by Nazi German weapons and military advisers, mobilizing soldiers ten times more than the Imperial Japan's troops who were protecting residents in the Shanghai Concession (territory legally leased to foreign countries including Japan, the U.K., France, and the U.S.).


Chinese generals and leaders left Nanjing, leaving their soldiers and citizens without sufficient orders, cares, and equipment and facilities.

Nonetheless, if I had been in charge, I would not have chased Chinese troops fleeing to Nanjing. Our main front should be then that facing the Soviet Union; and we should not have allied with Germany who had actually supported the Chinese military in the battles on Shanghai in 1937.
* * *

You may have been taught this part of history in a different way and have a different point of view.

But, in the World War II, three million Japanese were killed.

You may think it is because the Imperial Japan's Military committed various crimes including the "abuse of comfort women."
* * *

However, as you know, after WWII, Japan without any intention to possess nuclear weapons has been observing its pacifist Constitution and never been engaged in acts of war at all.

(Still there are many ex-Imperial Japan's soldiers alive in Japan. They belong to the same generation as that of former U.S. President Mr. George H. W. Bush and former Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Yasuhiro Nakasone.

Compared with them, we are very young, lucky, and more peace-loving, aren't we? And, don't you know nowadays many good Chinese girls like Japan?)


Pagoda in Zenkouji Temple, Nagano Pref.

(People in Japan are watching Major League Baseball live broadcast from the Yankee Stadium.

As I changed the channel from a US news program to the NHK sports, Matsuzaka, a Japanese pitcher of the Boston Red Sox, took on Matsui of the Yankees who flied out to an outfielder. This matching is the biggest concern this year for baseball fans in Japan. Many Japanese will go to New York and to the Yankee Stadium this year, too.

However, I may be allowed to tell people in the world to meet God where you are now and realize that the place where you are is the center of the world for you. Just look up at the sky. That is the direction you have to move to.

I do not want to spend money in the richest city in the richest country to make it a little bit richer.

When Rome collapsed about 1500 years ago, Paris, Madrid, London, Berlin, and other Western European cities got a big chance to develop. New York may be given the same kind of glory in future as Rome was given in the past.

But, first of all, we need real and earnest followers of the Son of God in New York just like in Rome 1500 years ago.

[But, in older days no decent American fathers allowed their good daughters to go to New York, for it was so dangerous and rotten, specifically a century ago or so, according to a certain report.])

"...'Let There Be Light' - And Light Appeared. God Was Pleased With What He Saw..."

Friday, April 27, 2007

Position of Jerusalem: A Too Apparent Miracle

Position of Jerusalem: A Too Apparent Miracle

Whenever I see a world map, I wonder what a convenient place Jerusalem lies in.

If God wants to send His Son to mankind for salvation of mankind, He should surely send His Son to Jerusalem.

The Jerusalem is at a meeting point of Africa and the Eurasia Continent. It is also situated roughly at a separation point between Europe and Asia. Furthermore, it is a diverging point to South Asia and North Asia.

I do not think it is by chance that Jerusalem has been there.
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If Jerusalem was somewhere else, say, deep in Europe, Africa, or Asia, I would have to ask God why Jerusalem was not at a meeting point of Africa and the Eurasia Continent.

Indeed, Jerusalem is at a meeting point of Africa and the Eurasia Continent, which shows how right and benevolent God is.

It is also a miracle for mankind, even taking into consideration the continental drift theory pertaining to a time scale of 100 million yeras.
* * *

Then, when the Son of God appeared in Jerusalem 2000 years ago, it must have been expected that His teaching and work should traverse neighboring areas equally to Africa, Europe, North Asia, and South Asia.

Mankind must have responded to good wish of God who placed Jerusalem at meeting point of Africa and the Eurasia Continent.

But, mankind failed.

When it became apparent that mankind could not redo the will of God any more, a God's Angel was sent to the world so as to establish Islam; and Buddhism was allowed to expand as far as to Japan.

And thus, the spiritual infrastructure of the present world was fixed with Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and other religions including Hinduism.

But, we should not forget that when the Son of God appeared in Jerusalem 2000 years ago, it must have been expected that His teaching and work should traverse neighboring areas equally to Africa, Europe, North Asia, and South Asia, since the location of Jerusalem had been selected for this purpose.
* * *

To give a favorable view to mankind, God further gave a chance to mankind by preparing the New Continents, especially Americas.

Therefore, in the U.S., people from Europe, Africa, and Asia have been expected to follow the teaching and work of the God's Son, so faithfully as was expected 2000 years ago.

If they truly follow the God's Son in the U.S., there would be no conflict between various religions, as there was no such conflict 2000 years ago when Islam was not established and Buddhism was not so much enlightened.
* * *

The true value and destiny of Americas, including the U.S., lie there.

Nonetheless, no one has ever acknowledged it to God.

Therefore, I have done it now on behalf of mankind including Americans.

If the U.S. fails in this challenge, I think the God should drastically change his mind in terms of glory of the religion Christianity.

In addition, as a warning to the U.S., the God might use Vatican in a certain way so that American people will be compelled to recognize the significance of this challenge.

I think if Vatican and the U.S. invoke God's anger, Vatican would first be a target as a warning to the U.S.
* * *

Now Japanese Prime Minister Mr. Shinzo Abe is in Washington D.C.

If Mr. Abe expresses this kind of opinions to the U.S. President Mr. George W. Bush, Mr. President might wonder about real intention or political implication.

However, I am simply telling Americans and world citizens, as part of my mission, that, in the U.S., people from Europe, Africa, and Asia have been expected to follow the teaching and work of the God's Son, so faithfully as was expected 2000 years ago

(Japan is going to have a yearly holiday season from late April to early May. Many people will leave Tokyo and big cities for vacation or homecoming.

But, I do not leave. I am here.)

"...The One Who is Called I AM Has Sent Me to You..."

"I Can Hear Music, Sweat, Sweat Music"

(There is a concept called a "Sharp Ratio."

[The Sharp Ratio is a measure of a portfolio's excess return relative to the total variability of the portfolio. It is named after William Sharp, Nobel Laureate, and inventor of the capital asset pricing model.

Let the annualized return of the portfolio be R, the risk free interest rate r, and the annualized volatility V, then the Sharp Ratio is (R-r)/V
Most amateur traders will not be able to achieve a Sharp ratio of one. Good fund managers can achieve a Sharp Ratio of 2 or 3 for long terms. Some very talented equity and FX traders can achieve a Sharp Ratio of 5 or 7.

In Japan, they sometimes call "V" the standard variation or simply a risk, and use an interest rate of the US Treasury Bond as "r."

If the fund A has 30% of a return and 30% of a risk with "r" ignored, the Ratio is 1.
If the fund B has 10% of a return and 3% of a risk with "r" ignored, the Ratio is 3.33.
Then you have to take the fund B.

However, it tells how business makes people as dry as dust.

There is a hidden coefficient called "human value."
[Decision] = [Ratio] x [Human-Value-for-Specific-Transaction]

Another point is that a drastic change in an interest rate of the US Treasury Bond will trigger a great confusion in the money industry worldwide.

As a bonus, profits estimated can be simply linearly added, but risks estimated, "irrelevant to one another," should be a square root of the sum of squares of each risk value; the total risks grow slower than total profits. It supports the diversified investment strategy.

Most importantly, just like WWII put an end to the era influenced by the Great Depression, any international tragedy that widely affects domestic situations in the U.S. can blow off all the discussions and mathematics in the financial sector.

Those who get blind by arguing "10% of a return and 3% of a risk" sometimes help such an international tragedy happen, which offers 10,000% and 3,000% but as the ratio is still 3.33 satisfying them in office somewhere in Washington D.C. or Wall Street. That is why 3,000 US casualties in Iraq are nothing for them.

This can be an issue in Possible Presidential Candidates Discussions to be held by MSNBC or CNN again, can't it?)

"Every Valley Must be Filled up, Every Hill and Mountain Leveled Off"

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Credit, Credit, and Infinite Love

Credit, Credit, and Infinite Love

The NYSE index has hit 13,000.

FRB Chairman Mr. Ben Shalom Bernanke once explained well why the Great Depression occurred in 1929.

According to Mr. Bernake's theory, it was the gold-standard currencies system that actually caused the Great Depression (influence of which continued until the end of WWII).

As the US dollar was linked with quantity of gold possessed by the US Government, the Government could not issue the necessary amount of bills.

Accordingly, overall credit available in the money market was restricted. Many people suddenly could not borrow money which might have helped them out of bankruptcy as it used to.

Now, the US dollar is free. The US Government can print and issue bills as many as it wishes. The Government can give credit as much as it wishes to parties concerned in the money market.

The only concern is the international credit of the US dollar. However, as long as Saudi Arabia and other oil producing countries receive the US dollar for the trade of oil, the credit of dollars can be bolstered.
* * *

You cannot win God in poker. Even if the benevolent God does not interfere with probability of taking good cards or hands, He has infinite volumes of gold and silver to wage.

If you and the God have the same chances and probability of getting good cards, in the long time the God will inevitably win because He has infinite quantity of gold and silver to wage.

At least in a very long time, you will surely encounter a moment when all of your stakes are taken out; and the game will be finished at the moment.

But, there will be no such a moment for God, since his gold and silver are infinite.
* * *

The key is infinite credit: a right or a power to borrow or raise money as much as necessary.

You can continue to borrow money until business situation is improved.

Or, you do not have to mind the situation any more; you just repeat borrowing money and continue your business as long as you live.
* * *

The true key is importance of giving poor people credit as much as they need to get out of poverty.

You have to give one million-dollar credit to a poor man who has no money.

If there are 100 men who are poor but given one million-dollar credit each and we can assume 10% of them can succeed in business, we may get eventually 100 million-dollar new credit facility when we can expect a multiplier factor of 10 through their influence on whole economy and market.

If we repeat this process, sooner or later there will be no poor men in the world.
* * *

When the U.S. entered WWII, the US Government took responsibility for expanding credibility to businesses that accepted orders for products and services the Government would use for the war, according to a certain interpretation.

Now, you know how to fight the War on Poverty.
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An infinite amount of love a mother gives her child makes the child grow.

An infinite amount of love the God gives mankind makes mankind grow.

However, if you bring discredit upon yourself, the infinite amount of love might turn to dust and ashes just like bonds and certificates of a bankrupt company.

(Won't you sometimes try to give an infinite amount of love to somebody, since the Dow has hit 13,000? Or you may give him 13,000-dollar credit as a memory. In either case, I know some with qualification as a recipient.)

"If That Stone Falls on Someone, It Will Crush Him to Dust"

From Shinjyuku Around 2001

(The Washington Post shows an interesting opinion about Judas: "Forgiving Judas: The Ultimate Test" in

2000 years after the holy incident, mankind cannot still understand truth of the Gospels.

Jesus Christ did not say, "What a mistake I have done to choose Judas! I should not have invited him. How foolish I was!"

If Jesus Christ is God, however, what mattered to Him?

Probably, what was at stake was how Romans and Jesus' opponents would abuse and exploit Judas who probably should have a certain weak point.

Jesus Christ should have checked if the Romans and His opponents would really venture into an evil act of abusing and exploiting Judas who probably should have a certain weak side which could be rather easily abused and exploited by the Romans and His opponents.

Mankind has to be humble. We cannot even interpret the most famous and profound incident for human beings correctly. We must be doing bigger mistakes in our lives apart from our material success.

I have to continue this mission, at least till mankind sees my Lord is the God Almighty.)

"...They Were Not Faithful to the Covenant I Made with Them..."

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

"I Want You to Stay, Just A Bit Little Longer"

(A reporter of a Japanese newspaper read an article of a certain US media [].

She was puzzled at the title: "Biofuel: Green savior or red herring?" It is not "Biofuel" but "red herring" that confused her, though she wrote that she eventually found it to mean a smoke screen. [Even very knowledgable journalists in Japan are not so familiar with common English phrases, which is however no problem at all in Japan.]

From 1970's to 1980's, the War on Ideology produced many acts of terror.

From 1990's to today, the War on Oil and Religion produced many acts of terror.

From today on and through the days when oil reserves are depleted and climate changes cause unbearable conditions to some countries, the War on Biofuel, such as sugarcane, and other Resources, including foods and water, might trigger new acts of terror in the worst case.

In theory, if Jesus Christ is the God, mankind is not allowed to enjoy a higher living standard than the one the God enjoyed while He was living on the earth.

We have to be prepared to abandon modern civilization and have a simple life of 2000 years ago, if the God so wants mankind to.

Or, can we say to the God that as there are no mafia, terrorists, and bad religions, mankind should be allowed to enjoy a life with a car, a jet plane, electronics, and gorgeous foods, alcohol, and tasty things?

Anyway, at least, you are lucky if you are loved by someone who thinks you are more valuable than a life with a car, a jet plane, electronics, and gorgeous foods, alcohol, and tasty things.)


Everybody Hits the Green in Japan

(Toyota has become the world largest car producer in the first quarter of 2007. However, the news has been received rather coolly in Japan. It is good that people do not like to identify themselves with a world No.1 thing.

You work on a farm or at sea, in a factory or an industry field, in a shop, on a vehicle, or in an office in a building or in a city.

Smart guys want to be a medical doctor or a lawyer everywhere in the world if they cannot be an actor or an actress, a sports hero, or a TV personality.

However, what has made Japan so successful is the career path, still well respected and established, from an engineering faculty of a university to a local manufacturing site, and then to an executive office in headquarters in Tokyo or a large city [Toyota's HQ is in the Nagoya economic area, specifically Toyota City].

But not all is qualified for the path, which should not be however an excuse for becoming a mafia member, a terrorist, a criminal, or a practitioner of domestic violence or social violence.

It should be a chance to be a God's follower, so sinless and glorious eventually, shouldn't it?

[And, young people, do not be fooled. Mafia leaders and terrorist leaders never become a suicide bomb attacker. They are too safe. You should also become safe not to become a suicide bomb attacker or a killer used by them. They are from the beginning your enemy, if you want to be given an eternal life by the Lord God Almighty. Find the God or Allah in your soul not in those leaders.])

"...I Urge You by the Authority of the Lord to Read..."

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Victory over the Mafia as well as Terrorists

Victory over the Mafia as well as Terrorists

According to "Italian Mafia" written by Silvio Piersanti and translated and published in Japan this March, the Italian mafia purchases ingredients of morphine from producers in Afghanistan at US$2,000 per kilogram.

A factory in Sicily produces one kilogram of heroin from one kilogram of morphine illegally brought in from Afghanistan.

Then they sell heroin to the American mafia at US$250,000 per kilogram.

In a word, the Italian mafia spends 2,000 dollars to earn 250,000 dollars over drug business.

In Afghanistan, seven million people are engaged in growing a special type of poppies, seeds of which can be changed to opium that in turn provides ingredients of morphine.
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According to another source on the Internet, the American mafia sells heroin at one million dollars per kilogram.

In a word, the American mafia spends 250,000 dollars to earn 1,000,000 dollars over drug business.

Today, more than half of heroin illegally brought into the U.S. are made in Sicily. The total amount is believed to be two tons to four tons. The mafia is believed to earn 1.3 billion dollars per year through the heroin transaction.
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The War on Terror should be probably more comprehensive.

The U.S. might have to send its troops to Sicily as well as major cities in the U.S. to combat the organized crime.

Otherwise, the mafia might take any risks to secure the source of big profits, even helping the Taliban who is helping Al Qaeda.

Terrorists-free Afghanistan should be also mafia-free.

Or do American citizens believe that even if Afghanistan is left with mafia connections, there will be no connections between desperately poor Afghan people and terrorists?
* * *

God might want the U.S. to pursue more glorious victory: a victory over the mafia as well as terrorists in Afghanistan and other parts of the world.

Anyway, God is stronger than the mafia and terrorists.

I really want to see God's glory in this context.

= Appendix =
Report by United Nations, at p.32 of

"Drug trade in India was facilitated by its geographical proximity to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Myanmar and Sri Lanka and the political disturbances that occurred in the region. As a result India evolved as an important transit route for drug trade. For example, Afghanistan became an important producer of opium with a cadre of expert drug dealers on account of the cold war politics and the consequent internal turmoil. People in Afghanistan live in an extreme climate and with hardly any means to a comfortable life. Under such circumstances some of them have decided that opium growing is a better option for them than the cultivation of other crops.
This decision has been strengthened by the fact that cultivation of opium gives far higher returns than cultivation of any other crop in a given plot of land. Besides, unlike other crops, opium needs less care and irrigation. It has also been alleged that both United States and Pakistan have encouraged opium cultivation as a way of financing weapon purchase by Afghans when they fought against the former USSR(Sarwar, 1992). Recently, the Taliban has imposed a ban on poppy cultivation with their usual style of threats. The UNDCP has launched a major crop substitution programme there. However, there are hardly any example of crop substitution succeeding anywhere in the numerous highland development projects. At best, cultivation shifts to different areas."


May You Receive the Same Blessing!

(Former Russian President Mr. Boris Yeltsin has died of a heart disease at the age 76. His then counterpart in Japan, former Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto died at 68 of a certain disease last year.

A great drinker, Mr. Yeltsin, and a lover of smoking, Ryutaro Hashimoto, made great efforts to resolve the issue of the attribution of the Northern Territories of Japan but failed.

Ryutaro Hashimoto's successor Keizo Obuchi died of brain infraction at 62 while he was in office of the prime minister in 2000.

Keizo Obuchi's death gave a great chance to a political faction to which present Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as well as the former Prime Ministers Junichiro Koizumi and Yoshiro Mori belong.

Now Mr. Shinzo Abe plans to visit the U.S. soon. US President Mr. George W. Bush and Mr. Abe are expected to have important talks on various issues, including future of the world.

I hope that they will also discuss achievement of longevity of world citizens, including those in Iraq, Afghanistan, North Korea, and so on.

I don't mind if they talk over alcohol and cigarettes.

But, nowadays, I only smoke when I am alone, spending 2.7 dollars (320 yen) or so for a pack per day, just like a fool who can be only cured when he meets his end as Japanese people jokingly and fondly said in old days.

[Now, good girls do not smoke. Good boys do not fire a gun. Good politicians talk about people's health. EE(E) Reporter will soon discuss the War on Terror again.])

"...You are not pleased with animals burned whole on the alter..."

Monday, April 23, 2007

Around Imperial Palace Plaza

(picture omitted)

(Japan's literacy rate in 1900 was about 90%, though it is 99.8% today.

Even from the 17th century to the 19th century, Japan's literacy rate was the highest in the world.

Before the early 18th century, there were 125 book shops in Tokyo (called Edo then); and by the middle of the 18th century, there were 676 book shops all over Japan.

In the early 18th century, there were almost 1,300 temple (elementary) schools in and around Edo (the then world largest city) where even children of farmers were admitted.

The Edo Castle, presently the Imperial Palace, was not only a symbol of military and political power but also of culture and academics, since there were no samurais who could not read, write, and calculate using an abacus.)


Because The LORD Had Heard Your Affliction

Because The LORD Had Heard Your Affliction

According to the Gospel of King James version, Ishmael's mother was an Egyptian who was told by an angel to name her son, also an Abraham's son, Ishmael:

Gen 16:1 Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

Gen 16:2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.

Gen 16:3 And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.

Gen 16:4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

Gen 16:5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.

Gen 16:6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thine hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.

Gen 16:7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

Gen 16:8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.

Gen 16:9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

Gen 16:10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

Gen 16:11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.

Gen 16:12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

Gen 16:13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?

Gen 16:14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Gen 16:15 And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.

Gen 16:16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.
* * *

Interestingly, the angel said, "And he [Ishmael] will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren."

It is interesting that a wife and a man of a nomad tribe could have a handmaid who was an Egyptian, that is, very civilized people with tradition of the Egyptian Civilization.

Abraham and Sarai must have more authentic family lineage that could compete with Egyptians.

Or from the beginning, would nomads respect any family lineage that involves traditions of any agricultural tribe?

Abraham and Sarai must have a kind of linkage with the Mesopotamian Civilization.

Indeed, their family had left Mesopotamia just after the last kingdom of Sumerians collapsed.
* * *

GENESIS-16 and GENESIS-32 both include very human, holy, and fatal reports, so vividly and trustfully as so honestly.

They are neatly and holily compiled. I like both the Chapters very much.

(Last night in Japan, the History Channel presented a taped conversation between Richard Nixon and Mr. Henry Kissinger in the White House. The then President said, "...Dixon said...," referring to Jeane Dixon.

But, holiness is more important than any prophecy or miracle. Good examples of prophets are still Jonah, Daniel, and Jesus Christ.

Or, Herman Melville, in addition to EE(E) Reporter? Put simply, please do not make a sale of such an ability, even if truly divine, at the White House.)


Sunday, April 22, 2007

"Sail on Silver Girl, Sail on by"

(The mayor of Nagasaki, one of nuclear bombed Japanese cities in 1945, was recently shot dead in the middle of election campaign for his re-election. The killer was arrested on the spot by citizens. He was a senior member of a professional violent group under the largest organized crime group in Japan.

Nagasaki is a historically famous port city with Catholic tradition that went back to a samurai era 400 years ago.

Other prominent port cities in Japan are Kobe, where the largest organized crime group holds its headquarters, and Yokohama with the Japan's tallest office building situated near Tokyo.

You should not get involved in any business, including entertainment and religion, conducted by a Japanese professional violent group, sometimes called "Yakuza" or "Bouryoku-dan."

However, even Yakuzas are afraid of CIA in Japan. You may be very safe here, too.

[In addition, almost all of their members are identified by the Japanese police.])


Find out Lost Sheep, Mind Warning, and Surmount Tragedy

Find out Lost Sheep, Mind Warning, and Surmount Tragedy

Jesus Christ said that if a shepherd found a sheep being lost, he should go out to get it back while leaving other 99 sheep not being lost.

If a shepherd found a student being lost, he should go out to get him back while leaving other 99 students.

If you have such a shepherd, the student would not purchase two handguns in a month or two; plan his last day to glorify his lonely and third-rate life by firing a gun like a man or a legendary Japanese samurai; dream of relieving himself from being surrounded by those who cannot be his friends or playmates for ever; and act like a terrorist Americans are afraid of while finally leaving this world that has never presented a happy day or a happy memory to him.
* * *

The student who majored in English should ever read "Moby Dick," meaning a mighty white whale, written by Herman Melville in 1851, and thus might adopt the name "Ishmael."

Incidentally, according to a report on April 15, 2007, by The Washington Post
"Marines Killed Civilians, U.S. Says Military Reports 10 Afghans Died And 33 Were Hurt."

As a minority in the American society, the student should be aware that Mr. Barack Obama is the only minority, hopeful candidate for the Presidency, challenging other European American candidates presently.

Thus, you may recall part of the novel "Moby Dick":
"And, doubtless, my going on this whaling voyage, formed part of the grand programme of Providence that was drawn up a long time ago...:

"Grand Contested Election for the Presidency of the United States"

Indeed, he may be considered in theory, though I am extremely sorry for victims and their families, to have played a part of a death angel to remind world citizens of what is going on that must incur God's anger in the forgotten but continued War on Terror, involving "Condoleezza" and "Osama."

U.S. Students should read "Moby Dick" and the Gospels to learn the teaching of Jesus Christ, so that they can be a good shepherd next time when they find a lonely and maladjusted classmate.

After all, the era of US Presidential Election and the War on Terror in Afghanistan is still going on; and thus we should be more on alert for possibility of dealing with another "Ishmael."
* * *

Now, the issue might be of a virtue of personality which is called "integrity."

It reminds me of a type of waves called "soliton."

This type of waves never changes its shape and loses energy while traversing a long distance, maybe as far as infinite.

For example, as a tsunami takes the form of a soliton, it never loses its shape and energy while traversing an ocean and overriding an island.

If two soliton waves collide with one another, they never lose the shape and energy.
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If your mind, soul, or faith takes a form of a soliton, it never gets broken for a very long time in your life.

A soliton of your mind helps you protect yourself in any circumstances against any attempt by a devil who might lead you to harming others as well as yourself.
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Technically and scientifically, you have to discuss how a soliton can be possible by presenting a mathematical expression of a wave so as to explain its movement along a time axis and a distance axis in an analysis space.

A soliton was originally discovered by a British engineer in the 19th century when he saw a strange wave running for a mile without collapse in a channel. Some scientists presented mathematical expressions one after another to be highly appraised. Russian scientists were especially pursuing an honor in this field.

But, it is a Japanese scientist who proved that there are an infinite number of mathematical expressions that can apply to forming the unique wave "soliton."
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The Japanese scientist's work led to deep understanding of mathematics applicable to various fields including the computer science.

In addition, as light used for communications can be also handled as a wave, the soliton light communications technology has been extensively studied by scientists and engineers all over the world.

It is expected that the soliton optical fiber communications technology would realize faster telecommunications, probably 100 times faster in speed or more in capacity than through the current technology.

Anyway, any phenomena should be expressed with mathematical expressions or logical procedural expressions to apply them to products or work of engineering and technology.

Technical universities in the world know it well, too.
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If a tribe spends 40 years in a desert and dismisses worldly thoughts so as to be pure (mathematically in a sense), they can build a soliton in their minds

If a person spends 40 days in a desert and dismisses worldly thoughts so as to be pure (mathematically in a sense), he can build a soliton in his mind.

Then, you will not be easily defeated, captured, or tempted by enemies, devils, and vicious religions.

You may be able to keep even your young and beautiful if you master the secret of the soliton wave.

(It is now Sunday morning in Japan. CNN is repeating broadcast of interviews with students and citizens involved in the last week's incident. Japanese TV stations are also focusing on this US tragedy, too, reporting there are only 50,000 guns illegally owned in Japan but 200 million guns in the U.S.

But, I hope that they rather present the scientific animation of two solitons,, in order to encourage people to surmount the tragedy and go on in style.)

"...When the Governor Saw What Had Happened, He Believed; For He Was Greatly Amazed at the Teaching about the Lord..."