Saturday, May 12, 2007

"I Will Make You So Proud Of Me"

(Mr. Hideaki Kase's father was a famous diplomat who met Mussolini, Hitler, and Stalin and also attended the signing ceremony for surrender of the Imperial Japan's Military conducted on the battleship Missouri in 1945.

Mr. Hideaki Kase's mother, a daughter of a notable banker, has a brother whose daughter is Yoko Ono, the widow of the late Mr. John Lennon.

Mr. Hideaki Kase has a lot of friends in the United States, such as the Sulzbergers, publisher of the New York Times.

Mr. Hideaki Kase wrote many books (, one of which is "Yudaya-no-Chikara (The Jewish Power)" sold at 495 yen (US$4).

He wrote, "Israelites have never confused poverty with virtue," but added that Israelites have a proverb: "Stealing from a poor man is stealing from God."

Apart from contents of the paperback book Mr. Hideaki Kase wrote, I really think that Israelite culture introduced and established in these 2000 years has been highly influenced by the outer world which has been critically influenced by the work of Jesus Christ.

Their inner world has not been completely insulated in these 2000 years.

I do not think that the God will treat them very differently from Japanese. But, I do not mind if the God treats Japanese very differently from Israelites, for most of Japanese do not regard Israelites as being inferior to, or an enemy of, Japanese.)

"...Reaching to the Full Height of Christ's Statue..."

Now I'M Listening to "Slaughter On Tenth Avenue"

(It is said that on a global basis money glut has been prevailing. Hence, even ordinary companies and individuals are trying to live on investment. They all need financial information. However, information providers in this field need great credibility to get many clients. They need good records in terms of long-term reliability in quality of services based on very modern technology and economics.

Theory of a system for making money can be understood even by gangsters and the mafia. But, gangsters and the mafia cannot make great efforts in developing a modern system, which realizes and embodies such theory, based on advanced technology, science, and economics.

Gangsters and the mafia thus buy results of great efforts by ordinary citizens working in the field of developing a modern system.

Though you cannot blame such ordinary citizens who happen to be a specialist in technology or finance/economy, you have to educate such citizens so that they will not contribute to prosperity of vice those gangsters and mafias unbelievably love.

Information providers specializing in virtue and justice must be more highly appraised than those specializing in money, money, and desperately nothing but money.

The former will prevent another 9/11 but the latter will not when finding profits in it.)


Friday, May 11, 2007

A Rainbow's Seed

(According to a newspaper, a 90 years old lady saw "Pepe Le Moko (1937)" starring Jean Gabin in a movie theater in a city near Tokyo last fall and said thanks to the manager of the theater for making her feel young again.

Once there were seven movie theaters in the city, but it is now the only one. And, its manager is going to retire with nice memories such as the appreciation offered by the old lady. A new management team is going to take over the theater...)

"...With one Sacrifice, then, He has Made Perfect Forever Those Who are Purified from Sin..."

"My Thrill on Blueberry Hill"

Japanese Proverbs and Idioms

"Hotoke no kao mo san do"
Literal: Buddha's face too three times.
Meaning: To try the patience of a saint, even a Buddha's face will loose it's composure if asked something too many times.

"Ryooyaku kuchi ni nigashi"
Literal: Good medicine tastes bitter in the mouth.
Meaning: Good advice is often unpleasant and difficult to accept. Sometimes the bitter truth is the best medicine.

"Sumeba miyako"
Literal: If residing, capital/metropolis.
Meaning: Wherever you live, you come to love it.

"Deru kugi wa utareru"
Literal: the nail which sticks out will get hammered.

"Neko ni koban"
Literal: a gold coin to a cat.
Meaning: don't offer things to a person incapable of appreciating them.

"Onna sannin yoreba kashimashii"
Meaning: wherever three women gather it is noisy.

"Neko no hitai no you na"
Literal: like a cat's forehead. 
Meaning: when referring to a very small room.

"Toranu tanuki no kawa zan'you"
Literal: count the skins of racoons which haven't been caught.
Meaning: don't count your chickens before they've hatched.

"Nou aru taka wa tsume wo kakusu"
Literal: the hawk with talent hides its talons.
Meaning: a wise person keeps some talents in reserve; the person who knows most often says least.

"Ningen banji saiou ga uma"
Literal: humans everything Saiou horse.
Meaning: All human affairs are like Saiou's horse; what at first appears to be good luck turns out to be bad luck and vise versa.
(From a Chinese folk tale about an old man called Sai. One day his horse ran away. His neighbours commiserated with him over his misfortune, but Sai said "How do you know this is not really good luck?". A few days later the horse returned, bringing another horse with it. His neighbours congratulated him on his good luck, the old man said "How do you know this is really good luck?" Some while later Sai's son while riding the horse falls and breaks his leg. This was good fortune when all the men of the village are ordered to join the Emperor's army. Sai's son doesn't have to go since he has a broken leg.)

"Shita Ga Ue"
Literal: Being low is being high. 
Meaning: The lower a man's status is, the higher the person should be regarded.
(by EE(E) Reporter)

(Also, the more a woman has misfortune, the more she is loved by the God.)

"...Because They Did Not Understand the Real Meaning of the Feeding of the Five Thousand..."

Thursday, May 10, 2007

"Sixteen Reasons Why"

PROVERBS (Jewish Encyclopedia)
The following proverbs in Judæo-German are still current in eastern Europe:
None has ever lost aught to God.

God waits long, but pays with interest.

God strikes with one hand and heals with the other.

Man strives and God laughs.

Whom God would regale, man can not quail.

If thou intend a thing, God will help thee.

God gives naught for nothing.

One path leads to paradise, but a thousand to hell.

Better to receive from God by the spoonful than from man by the bushel.

The world can be changed by neither scolding nor laughing.

A man can bear more than tell oxen can draw.

God forbid that we should experience all that we are able to bear.

Ten enemies can not do a man the harm that he does to himself.

A man can eat alone, but not work alone.

Comrades are needed both for joy and for sorrow.

Better a fool that has traveled than a wise man who has remained at home.

Maybe better knowing one proverb than knowing nothing. (by EE(E)-Reporter)


Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Israelites around 1200 B.C.

Israelites around 1200 B.C.

According to mainstream historians, there were no "Abraham" and no "Moses," though there might have been a kind of Abraham or a kind of Moses in real history or as historical facts.

How the tribe called Israelites was established is still an enigma and a matter of controversy. Accordingly, they say that there were no "Israelites" before 1200 B.C., though there might have been a kind of Israelites.

The Exodus is also another issue, since no ancient Egyptian records show this kind of large-scale incidents. Accordingly, they say that there was no "Exodus," though there might have been a kind of Exodus.

What is worse, some episodes on "Abraham" in the Old Testament are similar to those on "Isaac."

It is just like historically neither official records nor authentic reports on "Jesus Christ" were made when He was alive or just some time after His death and resurrection except those in the Gospels.
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The key must lie in movements and situations in Egypt who controlled Palestine around 1200 B.C.

Pharaohs Ramesses II and Merneptah must be also key figures who governed Egypt around 1200 B.C. when Moses carried out the Exodus in whatever holy manner.

"Pharaoh Ramesses II and the Hittite king met at Kadesh in the mountains containing the headwaters of the Orontes in northern Syria in July of 1274 B.C.

Merneptah also went on a military expedition to Syria around 1205 B.C. and built a stone monument on which Israelite was mentioned: "Israel is wasted, bare of seed; Khor (Palestine) is become a widow for Egypt
( "

This is the only description about Israel in all the ancient Egyptian documents.
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1) "Yahweh" seems to be the name of God Moses and his followers who had fled from Egypt introduced, while "El" is the God's name embedded in "Israel" since the era of Jacob, though it is still unclear how Abraham actually called his God.

3) As Moses, though this name is of an Egyptian origin but not a Canaan origin, was recognized as one of descendants of Abraham, the Israelites who never left Canaan must have welcomed him and followed the way Moses called his God for a certain reason.

3) According to archaeological research, it is these people who appeared around 1200 B.C. in mountain areas of Palestine or Canaan that evolved into the academically identified tribe of Israelites, though influence of the Exodus on them is unclear.

Probably, when Moses, joining other Israelites who had never left Canaan and worshipped "El," displayed to them the mighty power of "Yahweh" (probably linked with introduction of iron weapons which Hittite originally developed), the then low-profile tribe of Israelites got galvanized spiritually and boosted into a major power in Palestine.

Though it is not clearly defined by historians when and how the Exodus occurred, it is regarded as authentic to think that some local people in Canaan established themselves around 1200 B.C. by unifying various and miscellaneous tribes, resulting in creation of the new tribe Israelites so recognized even to the present day without major change in its members (probably except in Khazar around the 9th century).

Nonetheless, there is no authentic explanation who and what Israelites were, if they had historically existed, before 1200 B.C. apart from too vague and fairy-tale descriptions in the Old Testament, according to historians.
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The core of Israelites living before 1200 B.C. must be descendants of Sumerians.

In Canaan since the early Bronze Age, there were many towns in its plain areas. However, around 2200 B.C they ebbed away. Nonetheless, from 2000 B.C. to 1600 B.C, towns were again built and enjoyed prosperity.

When Ur and the last Sumerian kingdom in Mesopotamia collapsed around 2000 B.C. after various upheavals which led some Sumerians out of Mesopotamia to Canaan, Abraham and his group settled in Canaan around 1900 B.C., in my opinion.

In these proceedings, they lost original Mesopotamian traits and adopted a local language and culture; they became completely Semitic except the faith in the God of Abraham's family.

However, they underwent a decline period being involved in wars and conflicts between various powers including Egypt, Hittite, Assyria, and so on; In this period, some of Abraham descendants must have been forced to move to Egypt.

But, behold, Moses and his followers came out of Egypt with mighty iron weapons and the new name of God "Yahweh" to join their relatives having been driven unfortunately to the mountain areas of Canaan.

From this stage, history presents clear progression of Israelites as an identified tribe.
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In most cases, the main reason why we cannot find historical truth is our arrogance as well as the lack of respect to our ancestors and ancient people (without mentioning meaningless or self-dramatizing interpretation by some religious professionals). They had less scientific knowledge but far greater wisdom and strength than we have today.

And, I really think that the God requests mankind to understand why He chose Abraham and his family 4000 years ago when He saw the man leaving Ur.

(If the God requests us to understand why He chose Mitochondrial Eve, we may all soon become history due to God's Anger, for we have left Africa behind so sinfully and irresponsibly in atrocities sometimes.

Yet, good and brave girls, in order to save mankind and secure at least its 22nd century, you may try hard to become another Mitochondrial Eve. Indeed, God might choose you, no matter how you call your God.

[I am already prepared, O God, to be called by My Lord to be another Abraham, looking forward to the 61st century.])

"...Jesus Answered, 'Before Abraham Was Born, I Am.'..."

Reclamation of Tokyo Bay

(Ms. Hiroko Kuniya has been working for NHK for 26 years as a news caster or an anchorperson, though she is not an employee of the public broadcasting station.

She started her career as a forerunner of a type of career women who graduate from a US university and work in an international sector in Japan. Such women are today moving their way not only into leading positions in non-nonsense business but also into the national parliament called Diet.

Since 1993, Ms. Kuniya has been hosting a 30-minute reporting/commentary program, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., dealing with various social issues.

Last night, she picked up "blog," an Internet software program to conveniently present texts and pictures through a host system.

The point under discussion is that "blog" is sometimes used, especially in the U.S., for advertisement and commercial purposes, not in a plain and honest manner but under disguise of an unpaid-citizen's voluntary service for other consumers.

This blog "EEE-Reporter" has no sponsors; there are no bosses, gurus, or politicians of any sorts behind this blog. There is only God or Allah upon it just like upon your head.

Ms. Hiroko Kuniya, well observing the rules of etiquette for so long, has actually become a heroine in this field, though without much fanfare due to the [unpopular] brand of NHK, probably because she looks like having no stupid associations with money-driven bosses, gurus, or politicians behind the scene.

You follow God or Allah. That alone is truly a big enterprise even though you think your are No.1 in a certain sector in the U.S. or any other country.)


Tuesday, May 08, 2007

"Go Jonny Go"

(The Knightly Art of Archery (Die Ritterliche Kunst des Bogenschiessens):
"...Still without speaking, the Master took his bow and two arrows. He shot the first arrow and from the sound of the impact I knew that it had found the target. The second arrow too hit audibly. The Master now asked me to go and look at both arrows. The first arrow was sunk into the very center of the target; the second had struck the end of the first and split it. I brought both arrows back. The Master looked at them pensively and said finally:..."

Eugen Herrigel, a German philosopher, learnt the Japanese archery as a means of understanding Zen, when he was teaching in a university in Japan in late 1920's. Zen, a way of religious practices of Buddhism, helped him and his wife until his death in Germany in 1955.)

"O God, Give Me Credit for It"

George Peabody and Ebenezer Scrooge

George Peabody and Ebenezer Scrooge

Several years before the Civil War, or when young John D. Rockefeller was busy in job hunting, George Peabody invited Junius Morgan to London as a junior partner of his financial business mainly dealing with bonds issued by various states and the federal government of the U.S.

George Peabody made a big success in London through maintaining good relationships with the British noble people and financial cliques such as Rothschild.

In London, in 1843, Charles Dickens wrote "A Christmas Carol," a story of an old and greedy financier named Ebenezer Scrooge who nonetheless one night before Christmas repented of his way of living as a greedy financier. Ebenezer Scrooge became a nice donor to the poor and died in peace.

Most interestingly, George Peabody became another Ebenezer Scrooge especially when he stepped down and handed over his business to Morgan around the Civil War period.

"...Horrified by the devastation of the South after the American Civil War, George Peabody made his single largest benefaction, The Southern Education Fund, to establish a public education system for the Southern states. Astonishingly for that era, Peabody insisted on providing educational opportunities for both races. A teacher’s training college in Nashville, now part of Vanderbilt University, bears his name..." (

A story that a terrible miser turned out to be a great benefactor may be akin to the story of Saul or St. Paul 2000 years ago.

However, I just want to add some here.
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George Peabody was a very stingy man, according to "The House of Morgan" by Ron Chernow.

But, it could be regarded as his having avoided giving pearls and jewels to dogs and pigs.

Though it is still an enigma how he regarded his wife not legally married, it is reported that this lady and her daughter were cut out of Peabody's will.

He also declined in receiving an honorable title from Queen Victoria who sent her customized picture, in lieu of baronetage, to Peabody in his bed of sickness.
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It is said that social situation and spiritual landscape of the U.S. changed drastically after the Civil War.

Indeed, the era of Morgan and Rockefeller came, and the memory of the war between Britain and the United States in 1812 which George Peabody at 17 years old had joined was to be superseded by a series of more aggressive wars against Native Americans, Spain, Mexico, and Asia-Pacific people.

While advancing this way from the 19th century to the 21st century, if the U.S. could ever be regarded and appraised highly, it is due to Christianity extended the way that could not be observed in Europe.

And, I think George Peabody, who never gave pearls and jewels to dogs and pigs, contributed some to this movement.
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You may say that justice might have been done in the Civil War, which built a mind-set of American people in succeeding years and a century.

And further through the Great Depression, the Pearl Harbor Attack, the JFK Assassination, and the 9/11 Terror Attacks, the American mind-set seems to have been hardened or hard-boiled.

But, on each drastic event, you need another George Peabody who never gives pearls and jewels to dogs and pigs but wishes to die in peace as a great benefactor; otherwise, the U.S. may be regarded as a country of dogs and pigs by its enemy who is looking for reasons to mobilize youths for a so-called holy war.

(Anyway, good girls in the world, mind is first, and money next. And, your beauty should be from mind not from money you have. If you put money between your mind and beauty, it will eventually harm the both. Now, you be poor and beautiful!)


Monday, May 07, 2007

"Get Your Motor Running"

(Ms. Segolene Royal has lost to Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy in the French Presidential Election.

The Washington Post wrote: "The choice between Sarkozy and Royal was the classic kind of right-left duel that has defined French politics for decades."

However, it actually seems that the choice was related to a religious issue as well as a racial issue.

There is a novel, "Pope Joan" (by Donna Woolfolk Gross), which claims that there was a female Pope in the 9th century, though things seem to have been more complicated.

Germans and, its relative, the British would accept a female leader due to less pressure from both traditional Christianity and a modern immigrant issue, but native French probably have to be more conservative to protect their status as they face the Mediterranean.

Africans and South Asians go to EU, and Mexicans and other Hispanics go to the U.S. But, Moses led his tribe out of slavery in Egypt to their promised land.

Immigrants, whether legal or illegal, in EU and the U.S., must come to think about their Moses' and promised lands.

In my view, Vatican and Islamic leaders have been of little help in this occasion, either.)


Sunday, May 06, 2007

Great Campaigns by Imperial Japanese Army: An Invaluable Lesson

Great Campaigns by Imperial Japanese Army: An Invaluable Lesson

Last night the NHK hi-vision TV channel presented a special program as May 5th is the Children's Day.

The TV station invited children of various nationalities living in Japan, most of whom have a Japanese parent and a foreign parent, who speak Japanese almost as a mother tongue with a Japanese style of mind work.

It is said that it is between age 9 and 11 that children complete preparation for their life as a major in terms of language ability. The guests of the TV program are around 12 years old.

Impressive were a Korean girl who looked most reserved and said that she wanted to be a historian in future, and also an Ethiopian girl who looked most appealing and said that she wanted to be an architect and design a musical-instrument-like building.

A Japanese boy in a studio also said that he wanted to be a first-class builder in future. But, still, a kind of concern has remained as to implication of comments by a Korean elementary-school girl, living in Japan and speaking Japanese, who looks so wise and yet wants to be a historian.
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In December 1937, the Imperial Japan's Army completed its Nanjing Campaign, destroying Chinese troops who had first attacked Japanese military in Shanghai in August 1937 but had been defeated and fled to the then Chinese capital 300 km upstream of Shanghai, while continuing guerrilla attacks.

(Nanjing City, 6597 km2, is almost eight times larger than the land area of New York City, 786 km2, and its inner city was then surrounded by mighty walls, which means most citizens had many places and chances to run away before being dragged into hostilities.

Refer to "Truth of Nanjing in 1937"

The Imperial Headquarters in Tokyo, however, decided a non-expansionist policy which Japanese generals commanding troops in China actually neglected in their continued conflicts with armed Chinese.

(The Imperial Army had been stationed in Shanghai and around Beijing, since the Boxer Rebellion in 1900, following international treaties and consents authorized or accepted by the USSR, the USA, European countries, and Chinese Governments since the Qing [Ching] dynasty.

However, Chinese troops supported by the USSR and so on launched attacks on Japanese troops stationed around the Marco Polo Bridge near Beijing in July 1937, which provoked [or welcomed by] Japanese generals leading their divisions in China and made them determined to settle the matter once for all.)

In March 1938, an Imperial Japan's division, trying to secure a railroad line from Nanjing to Beijing was attacked severely by Chinese troops, several times larger, and withdrew from the field of operation, which became the first victory for Chinese since the series of full-scale battles had begun in Shanghai in August 1937.

In May, following a change in policy of the Imperial Headquarters in Tokyo, the Imperial Army as a response mobilized several divisions and began a full-scale campaign around Xuzhou where the key railroad line passed.

By the end of May, Chinese troops were defeated, fled, and abandoned Xuzhou, breaking levee of the Yellow River to cause a large-scale flood and performing guerrilla activities.  As a consequence, many Chinese farmers were drawn to die, though some were saved by Japanese troops.

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This is the so called "Xuzhou Campaign," one of the major military campaigns in the Sino-Japanese War.

Additionally, the Imperial Japan's Army won all the major military campaigns fought in the Continent of China in WWII.

The Xuzhou Campaign is recorded as having continued from December 1937 to May 1938 and having been fought by 600,000 Chinese troops and 200,000 Imperial Japan's troops, resulting in 22,000 deaths on the Chinese side and 15,000 deaths on the Imperial Japan's side.

Nonetheless, China is large in terms of population and land, and its military was materially supported by the USSR and the USA who eventually sent a voluntary air squad called the Flying Tigers several months before Japan's attacks on Pearl Harbor.

Accordingly, Japanese generals found that several victories in campaigns could not settle the matter once for all, though they were still determined to continue battles, for they knew their officers and soldiers were stronger than their Chinese opponents.

Both the Chinese National Party and the Chinese Communist Party, spending huge money in manipulation of public opinion in the U.S., were then desperately wishing that Imperial Japan and the U.S. would open war for whatsoever reason to divert Imperial Japan's force.
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Every intellectual in the West knows the Battles in North Africa and Stalingrad fought in WWII.

But without any proper knowledge of, or insight into, great military campaigns fought between the Empire of Japan and China in WWII, even if they think they know the world and history well, I wonder if they could well deal with the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the War on Terror, and the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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A wise Korean girl, living in democratic Japan and observing gentle and polite Japanese, must wonder why people in the world always talk about atrocities Japanese conducted in China, Korea, and other Asian nations in and before WWII.

Indeed, Japanese children should wonder why Chinese leaders would not try hard to protect their people by avoiding, at any costs, battles in the mainland China against the Imperial Japan's military.

It was perfectly clear that if they had provoked Japanese samurai-spirited generals, they would advance their soldiers into whatever fields, villages, and streets where Chinese leaders had set a military operation.

In the case, it was perfectly clear that uncounted numbers of Chinese farmers, families, and citizens would fall victim of the battles and guerrilla activities.

Chinese leaders should have had, in earnest, talks, negotiations, and business with the Empire of Japan who was already busy in developing its overseas territories in the South Pacific Ocean, Taiwan, Korea, Manchuria, and the coasts of the Sea of Okhotsk.

But, unfortunately, the Chinese National Party and the Chinese Communist Party, vying for domestic hegemony, were still trying hard to leverage hopeless upheaval and turmoil since the collapse of Qing, the last classical dynasty in China, in 1912.

(In the Civil War fought by the Chinese National Party and the Chinese Communist Party between 1946 and 1949, it is said that 3,000,000 Chinese were killed.)
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I really hope that Asian children would follow suit of the Korean girl who looks honestly interested in history.

But, what makes me worry about is that there is no such a report from Israelites or Israelite Americans.

Why don't they try to review their honorable history which, however, has been contorted and, in a sense, soiled for so long by the so-called Christians or sometimes by biased Muslims?

Israelites and Israelite Americans seem to have abandoned their holy mission to restore their honorable history; Or have they been in a sense brainwashed with erroneous interpretation of the Gospels and the Old Testament?

Now, the biggest figure in the history of mankind is Jesus Christ and He was one of Israelites 2000 years ago, the study on which hence has the highest value for mankind.

If God acknowledges this my reverence to Him, He would listen to me, which itself is my faith and religion.

(A Japanese fifth-grade elementary-school girl wrote to a newspaper that she wants to be a news caster, since it looks so cool. She is determined to learn many things and keep her in good shape so as to be an anchorperson who can provide useful information for people.

However, most of Japanese elementary-school girls seem to want to work in a shop selling delicious foods, such as cakes, according to a survey....[oh my goodness...]....)

"...No Sacrifice or Offering Will ever Remove the Consequences of this Sin..."