(In the end the love you take is equal to the love you didn't fake...)
Sinners Lend to Sinners
(Pécheurs prêtent aux pécheurs)
I really send a message of condolence to those recently victimized in Jerusalem and Palestine as well as Iraq and Afghanistan.
SECTION I: Dancing President
Yes, I saw US President Mr. George W. Bush dancing comically at a porch for seconds while waiting for a car carrying Mr. John McCain to the White House.
Mr. George W. Bush is the first US President in history who has made an honest effort to look humble by dancing comically to the public, which will be one of big legends of his Administration in history
I don’t think President “Hillary” or President “Obama” is yet to be matured to dance comically at a porch of the White House just to look humble to the public.
In addition, The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, a Japanese newspaper claiming its sales of 10 million copies per day, this morning posted an editorial casting its doubt on economic policy of “Hillary” and “Obama,” since the conservative Japanese newspaper is strongly supporting free trade.
Indeed, except the mad-cow meat trading issue, there have been no serious problems between Japan and the United States in terms of economy and general diplomacy under the Bush Administration, as contrasted with the Bill Clinton’s Administration that virtually overlooked anti-Japanese policy by the Chinese Communist Party.
Finally, I suppose that President Mr. Bush is the largest factor for the success Mr. Barack Hussein Obama has achieved so far politically.
Mr. Bush’s decision to let Mr. Powell and Ms. Rice command the State Department for eight consecutive years has really influenced US voters’ paradigm on the US Administration and their view on African American elites.
The sequence, “Powell” --> “Condoleezza” --> “Obama,” now looks so natural due to the great personnel policy pursued by President Mr. George W. Bush, which will hence be also one of big legends of his Administration in history.
(Mr. George Walker Bush might be praised in the fture text book for children in line with Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon Baines Johnson.)
SECTION II: Carlyle Capital
The New York Times reported on a touchy situation of Carlyle Capital, the investment fund linked to the private equity firm Carlyle Group.
The Carlyle fund, which invested about $22 billion in mortgage debt issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, said on Thursday that it had missed four of seven margin calls worth a total of $37 million and said it expected to receive at least one more default notice.
This report by The New York Times might turn to be prophetic just like a book on the Carlyle Group written by Mr. Dan Briody, “The Iron Triangle: Inside the Secret World of the Carlyle Group.”
SECTION III: "Latest News on Sub-Prime Loans"
Mr. Ben Shalom Bernanke of FRB reportedly said on May 21, 2007 that the influence of the subprime loan issue on the US housing sector was limited, and it would never significantly affect the whole US economy and its financial system, according to a certain useful Japanese Web site titled "Latest News on Sub-Prime Loans."
( http://subprime.seesaa.net/ )
This Japanese site also reported on May 24, 2007 that a total 37,000 house-loan fraud cases were reported to the Department of Treasury in 2006.
This Web site tracking and presenting detailed movements related to the sub-prime loan problem, however, suddenly stopped its update on May 30, 2007.
Its last report was about a schedule of US Congress to have an official hearing from FRB on this large-scale criminal housing-loan scheme.
Since then, the landscape of the US housing-loan world changed drastically as everybody knows.
But, since May 30, 2007, the very informative Japanese Web site on the subprime-loan issue has kept silent.
Indeed, some experts in Japan must have been involved in real efforts to cope with this issue, while the US Government, the Japanese Government, and the US/Japanese Media believed or were pretending to believe that the subprime loan issue was minor one.
SECTION IV: Jesus Christ Said, “Sinners Lend to Sinners”
I really read the following part of the Gospel as a principle of Jesus' Economics:
Luk 6:30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.
Luk 6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
Luk 6:32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
Luk 6:33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
Luk 6:34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
* * *
Now, look around.
This is the reality in the world where one-third of people are a kind of fiddlers, another one-third of people are self-seekers, and only the last one-third of people honestly feel or acknowledge sins in themselves and the society they belong to.
Good vs. evil is the main theme for human history but not material success vs. failure.
Be good and poor so that you can be part of victory of the history of mankind.
Conversely, if all the people in this world share the common heart and mind of super-rich people, there would be no sustainable peace in the world, since everybody would start to join any conspiracies to be richer, including such a conspiracy as to make people believe that the 9/11 Terror was an act of conspiracy by the Bush Administration the main purpose of which must be just making people blind and confused and also averting pursuing eyes from the key issues such as huge accumulation of oil dollars in the vicinity of AlQaeda's home ground.
[The US Government has spent $737 billion on the War on Terror since 2001. But they could not arrest Mr. Osama bin Laden. The true conspiracy might lie here. US voters should make the next President (yet to be) officially committed to arresting Mr. Osama bin Laden who is also responsible for score of Japanese killed in the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001.]
Have a nice weekend!
“To Those Who Belong to Our Family in Faith”
(Dies ist an diejenigen, die gehören zu unserer Familie im Glauben)
Friday, March 07, 2008
(A Japanese dining car 100 years ago…)
Helen Keller, Kumagusu Minakata, and Ancient Egyptians
(Helen Keller, Kumagusu Minakata, et ancien Egyptiens)
A late-night news program in Japan showed a rare picture: Helen Keller at age eight being taught by her female teacher.
Then I checked a book written around 1920 by a famous Japanese biologist, Kumagusu Minakata, since he had extraordinary visual power.
Kumagusu Minakata introduced various anecdotal accounts
in his book on the twelve animals, such as a rat and a snake, or horary (time-period) signs of Oriental Zodiac: “Jyu-ni-shi-Kou.”
According to this book, he happened to find that he could see movements of molecule-size of snow, which were so dramatic like movements of players in some Japanese traditional theatrical art, in a dark room when he was studying at the Michigan State School of Agriculture, the U.S., in late 1880’s.
His extraordinary visual acuity was reported at page 40 in the 1914 Edition of the Bulletin of the British Mycological Society as he also studied and worked in London in the early 20th century; Kumagusu Minakata could see a spore case of a spore bearing plant without using a microscope , which bewildered some Bristish scientists at the era.
He wrote, in a chapter dealing with the swine as one of the twelve signs of the Chinese (and Japanese) zodiac, that there was a report at page 126 of the 1864 Edition of The Year Book by Hone (?) that a swine could see a wind.
Kumagusu Minakata was not only a world-class biologist then, but also has been regarded as one of the most knowledgeable men in the Japanese history.
His activities, though as a private biological scholar and researcher in a local prefecture in Japan before WWII, are today regarded as those of early initiatives for environmental protection and preservation of the original nature in Japan.
It is also said that Showa Emperor, having been guided on the nature of Wakayama Pref. by Kumagusu Minakata when the Emperor had been young before WWII, later dedicated his poetry to Minakata as the first mentioning a private person in the Emperor’s poems after WWII, namely 30 years after their meeting on board an Imperial Navy’s battle ship near the Kashima Island both as a specific type of biologists:
“Through the rain I see the dim figure of Kashima
in the distance which reminds me of Kumagusu
who was born in Wakayama”
(as translated in the above Wikipedia site...)
Indeed, it is very extraordinary that a name of a private person is referred to in a poetry rendered by the Emperor of Japan.
* * *
Kumagusu Minakata wrote thousands of worldwide anecdotes in his books and some magazines.
I was especially interested in the following:
“Ancient Egyptians thought a man consists of five elements: his soul, his sub-soul, his name, his shadow, and his body.”
Minakata also wrote that ancient Egyptians had believed that a god appears when his name is called.
It means that gods hide their names, but when called by their name they have to fulfill a wish of a man who has called their name.
* * *
So, calling Yahweh or El, or otherwise Allah, has a significant meaning.
But, Jesus Christ only called God Father in Heaven.
There might be a key to understanding the religion of Jesus Christ as a man, though I am respectfully afraid in saying this.
(Now, you know why they presented the picture of Helen Keller in the late-night TV news program.
Even a swine can see a movement of wind.
A genius can see a molecular movement of snow flakes.
But, who is allowed to see truth beyond time and space?
Read EEE-Reports though you do not have to call the Repoter's name at all.)
“Go back home, and tell what God has done for you…”
(Gehen Sie zurück zu Hause, und sagen, was Gott für Sie getan hat.)
Posted by EEreporter at 3/07/2008 01:48:00 PM
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Policy on Money
(La politique sur l'argent)
Do you feel something is getting stronger nowadays?
Should the intensified US Primary alone make headlines around the world?
Indeed, the battle between good and evil must be further intensified.
SECTION I: HILLARY 2008-2012; OBAMA 2016??
Roughly speaking, the parity in the number between “Hillary’s” supporters and “Obama’s” is +/- 2% in favor of “Obama,” namely 100 among currently focused-on 2500 official Democrat delegates for their summer convention.
But, for “Hillary” to surpass “Obama” in the coming competitions over 500 delegates, she has to secure the parity of +/- 10% in favor of herself namely 100 among 500.
In other word, so far as now, 52% support “Obama” and 48% support “Hillary.”
But, she has to turn it to 40% for “Obama” and 60% for “Hillary” in order to secure her Democrat nomination for 2008 Presidential Election in November, which most of journalists and analysts regard now as something impossible.
However, the key is of course in the media who would report the truth of the background of the two candidates: how they have become successful and famous in their lives while so many others have not, which most of journalists and analysts are avoiding discussing publicly.
There are many comments and opinions about the present situation. The one I am most interested in is the following that was posted to an online site of The Jerusalem Post.
3. Obama 2016
It's hard not to be impressed with Barak Obama. He has charisma, poise and sincerity. The one thng he does not have is experience. For those of us who toyed with the idea of jumping on the Obama train, this was the kicker. And, for those who have questions about his comittment to a secure Israel, truly, only time will tell. So for now, I am backing Hillary for 2008 - 20012. For Barak Obama, his time may well come - in 2016. Either way, good riddance to GWB and his disaterous policies that will continue to cost us all for years.
David - Israel (03/05/2008 12:33)
SECTION II: Sovereign Wealth Fund
Mar 12:14 And when they were come, they say unto him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?
Mar 12:15 Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I may see it.
Mar 12:16 And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's.
Mar 12:17 And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him.
So, you have to provide money to the government. But, how should they use the money? Actually some governments in the world are turning over the money, one form of which is called the Sovereign Wealth Fund.
According to The Economist, SWFs market capitalization is about $2.5 trillion. However this number is highly uncertain because of the difficulty of counting SWF holdings. For comparison the total market capitalization of hedge funds might be only $1.6 trillion, although this figure is also highly uncertain (these are not assets, so in principle it excludes leverage).
In Japan, lawmakers are now considering a scheme to actively use Japan’s foreign exchange reserve that reaches about 1 trillion dollars.
But, precisely speaking, this $1 trillion is not a proprietary asset of the Japanese Government. They are in fact borrowed money from the private sector in exchange of short-term yen-based commercial paper.
Therefore, in the Japanese case, formulating a scheme to transfer $1 trillion to a pure national asset is the first issue.
There are 17 ex-bureaucrats of the Ministry of Finance among 304 Lower House members of the Liberal Democratic Party, the ruling party of Japan (the total prescribed number of Japan's Lower House is 480).
They may find a reasonable way to persuade the private sector to give up their ownership of this $1 trillion for the Japanese Government or the Bank of Japan.
Anyway, I suppose the best way is to establish another IMF in Japan. Inviting Sovereign Wealth Funds from all over the world and building a new IMF-like organization in Tokyo may pave the way for promotion of peace and prosperity in the world in the 21st century.
SECTION III: HIGHEST HOURLY PAY
I recommend US Presidential candidates, voters, and Japanese ex-bureaucrat lawmakers to check the following article of The New York Times:
Washington pays the highest in the nation, just under $8 an hour, and Idaho has among the lowest, matching 21 states that have not raised the hourly wage beyond the federal minimum of $5.15….
Idaho teenagers cross the state line to work in fast-food restaurants in Washington, where the minimum wage is 54 percent higher. That has forced businesses in Idaho to raise their wages to compete.
Business owners say they have had to increase prices somewhat to keep up. But both states are among the nation’s leaders in the growth of jobs and personal income, suggesting that an increase in the minimum wage has not hurt the overall economy…
But the state’s major business lobby, the Association of Washington Business, is no longer fighting the minimum-wage law, which is adjusted every year in line with the consumer price index.
“You don’t see us screaming out loud about this,” said Don Brunell, president of the trade group, which represents 6,300 members.
“It’s almost a no-brainer,” Mr. Brunell said, that the federal minimum should go higher.
Association officials say they would like to see some flexibility for rural and small-town businesses, however.
Washington’s robust economy, which added nearly 90,000 jobs last year, is proof that even with the country’s highest minimum wage, “this is a great place to do business,” Mr. Brunell said…
Funds and budgets must be used and invested in order to increase income of people.
Politicians including US President should adopt this policy which is part of Jesus Economics.
(If you are a competent official, you cannot be a competent leader of a nation.
If you are a competent candidate, you cannot be a competent leader of a nation.
If you cannot be a good servant, you cannot be even trusted as a leader of a nation.
And a servant often works at a minimum hourly pay in a humble workshop.
We have to vote for a candidate who would declare that he or she will receive nothing more than a minimum hourly pay if he or she is elected to an official post regardless of prescribed official salary.
Do you still like to run as a candidate for any official post in future or on the next occasion, whether you are an incumbent one or not?
That is truly one of my concerns, since bad voters dislike a good candidate just like good voters dislike a bad candidate; don’t you think so?)
“Elijah is indeed coming first in order to get everything ready…”
(Elija kommt zwar zeurst, um das ganz ganze Volk Gottes wiederher zu stellen… )
Posted by EEreporter at 3/06/2008 02:34:00 PM
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
"You Had Five Husbands"
("Vous avez eu cinq maris")
The Gospel of King James Version reported on a private conversation between Jesus and a Samarian woman conducted when no one was around to hear it.
Joh 4:6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
Joh 4:7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
Joh 4:8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
Joh 4:9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
Joh 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
Joh 4:11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
Joh 4:12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
Joh 4:13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
Joh 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
Joh 4:15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
Joh 4:16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
Joh 4:17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:
Joh 4:18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.
Joh 4:19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
Joh 4:20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
Joh 4:21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
Joh 4:22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
Joh 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
Joh 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Joh 4:25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.
Joh 4:26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.
Joh 4:27 And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?
Indeed, a woman who had five husbands must have a troubled mind and heart.
She must have a perverse mind like a wife of a member of gangsters or the Mafia.
She must not have believed in Jesus Christ like so many women each of whom has had five husbands today.
And, a man who makes such a woman his wife, with or without knowing her past and the fact, must not believe in Jesus Christ alike.
Today, there are full of men and women who have had five spouses officially or unofficially, respectively, while they are making the fact secret to their spouse.
That is why no problems can be solved in this world, since those husbands and wives do not believe in Jesus Christ.
Conversely, if you want to make this world better, do not have a spouse who had five husbands or wives previously.
(Now, here in Japan before the noon of March 5 (Wed.), we are yet to have a result from Texas and Ohio.
But Jerusalem Post wrote:
Berger said that the intense focus on these issues was also telling about the Jewish community, whose contributions - both in votes and donations to campaigns - represent a far larger amount of candidate support than their actual numbers, some two percent of the country's population.
"The community always had influence beyond [its] numbers and this is another sign of that," he said.
I suspect that the winner in November at the end of 2008 Presidential Election will be again the Israeli Lobby in the U.S.
Or, can you carry it until November?
Now, an FEN radio program is playing an old song, “Desperado”…)
“New Truths and Old”
Posted by EEreporter at 3/05/2008 11:46:00 AM
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
The 900-Years Rules
(Le "900 Ans" Règles)
Please expand the "Page" view to 125% or so in your "Internet Explore" setting for a larger view of figures.
SECTION I: America in Christians’ Paradigm
The above figure shows historical deployment of Christianity as far as to the African American Community.
1) Christianity expanded to the Roman Empire out of the ancient Israeli world around Jerusalem due to disbelief of ancient Israelites.
2) 900 years later, Christianity expanded to North Europe out of the Roman Empire due to disbelief of some Roman citizens.
3) Then 900 years later, Christianity expanded to freed African American Community out of the European American Community due to disbelief of some European Americans.
SECTION II: America in Muslims’ Paradigm
The above figure shows historical deployment of Islam that emerged and developed in the regions Alexander the Great had conquered and its historical function to allow for discovery of America by Columbus.
1) Allah prepared the future Islamic regions by allowing Alexander the Great to conquer those areas and domains today called Egypt, Palestine, the Persian Gulf, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
2) 900 years later and afterward, Allah vouchsafed Islam to Arabs, Egyptians, Persians, and others living in the above indicated regions.
3) Then 900 years later, Allah allowed Muslims to protect themselves from European invasion but made Columbus find the New Continent for future deployment and expansion of Islam.
(You may even think that Allah prepared America this way as a future guardian or protector of Islam, which would set America apart from England eventually.)
SECTION III: Paradigm of Hegemony in the Middle East
The above figure shows historical deployment of hegemony in the Middle East.
1) Iranians or Persians established hegemony in the Middle East before they were conquered by Allah through Islam.
2) 900 years later, European Christians led by the Vatican invaded Palestine and Jerusalem to establish hegemony there.
3) Then 900 years later, Israelites returned to Jerusalem after WWII and Americans have also tried to establish hegemony in the Middle East with cooperation from Saudi Arabia vying with Iran and Muslim insurgents.
* * *
Now you can get closer to truth of history the God and Jesus Christ have been overlooking from the high above.
You may realize the significance of existence of America and the Middle East that covers Mesopotamia and Jerusalem with the peripheral areas of Egypt and the Indus Valley.
The security of Israel, prevalence of Islam, discovery of crude oil, and recent surge of oil dollar power must be considered in the above context.
Put simply, America should become a platform of a new movement of Christianity carried by African Americans, and America should also offer a chance of further growth of Islam on its land and in the Middle East and its adjacent regions.
In addition, we may be able to find the meaning of the “holy 900 years” as a base time span to measure the progress of history, sooner or later.
(As for “Hillary” vs. “Obama,” only I can say is that if “Hillary” fails her husband is very much responsible.
It is tantamount to denying Mr. Bill Clinton’s credibility, integrity, and faith.
So, good girls and Mlles., your choice of your husband can really influence not only your personal integrity but also the glory of your country in some case.
So look around and consult the God who ordered me to write EEE Reports, as I often do for my integrity.)
“Happy Are Those Who Believe Without Seeing the Miracle”
(Sie sind gesegnet, wenn Sie der Meinung sind, ohne das Wunder zu sehen.)
Posted by EEreporter at 3/04/2008 01:17:00 PM
Monday, March 03, 2008
Lessons in Shanghai in 1930’s
(Les leçons apprises à Shanghai dans les années 1930)
Since 2007, we have had new leaders coming up from potent countries to the global stage one after another.
Japan, France, the U.K., Russia, and Australia have new leaders; even in the U.S. the possible next Presidents or Presidential contenders have drawn more attentions than the incumbent President.
Indeed, this year’s G8 summit to be held in Japan from July 7 will surely make US President Mr. George W. Bush outstanding, since he has kept his position since the 9/11 Terror in 2001.
In addition, South Korea has now new President, Mr. Lee Myung-bak who unlike his anti-Japanese predecessor looks sound and responsible, since he honestly expresses the importance of friendly relationships between Japan and South Korea.
Though some Americans might believe that most of Korean people hate Japanese due to Imperial Japan’s occupation of the Korean Peninsula before WWII, the fact and truth is that most of Koreans like Japan and Japanese at heart. But, due to Japan’s occupation of the Korean Peninsula before WWII, they have to condemn Japan sometimes at least on a superficial level for their nationalism; otherwise their nationalism is suspected by others.
It is said that the poorer a Korean is, the more he or she likes Japan and Japanese.
But it is not the new Korean President that took my attention on a TV program showing the inauguration ceremony of President Mr. Lee.
It is Japan’s Former Prime Mister Mr. Yasuhiro Nakasone who led Japan from 1982 to 1987.
While most of former Prime Ministers of Japan are gone, he still acts as a politician, attending this 2008 Korean President’s inauguration ceremony held in cold Seoul.
Mr. Yasuhiro Nakasone was no more Japan’s Prime Minister when the father of the incumbent US President, namely Mr. George H. W. Bush came into the White House as the 41st US President in 1989.
So, observing Mr. Yasuhiro Nakasone in Seoul in 2008 is something moving, though he has now no official post in the Japanese Parliament and the Japanese Administration despite his presence still occasionally felt among the incumbent ruling party of Japan.
(Even one relatively young lawmaker of the opposition party of Japan wrote in his blog about his attendance to the ceremony in Seoul accompanying Mr. Nakasone with delight.)
So, I checked the book written on the network of personal connections behind the scene of the Japanese political world since the era of the Sino-Japanese War or the Manchurian Incident in 1930’s.
The incumbent Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Yasuo Fukuda, is a son of the former Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda who was the successor of Nobusuke Kishi (Prime Minister between 1957 and 1960), a grandfather of the former Prime Minister Mr. Shinzo Abe (Prime Minister between 2006 and 2007).
The most interesting part of the above book is that it reveals how influential figures who acted after WWII on the stage or behind the scene of Japanese political circles had established their fundamental relationships in Shanghai and Manchuria, currently the northeast territory of China, in 1930’s.
The human network covered not only politicians but also businessmen, journalists, and various types of fixers.
It also reveals that how those Japanese were influenced by Chinese in Shanghai.
When those ambitious Japanese came to Shanghai they found how naive they were, though they had been regarded as shrewd and hotshot successful politicians, bureaucrats, businessmen, journalists, and various kinds of fixers in Japan.
It is said that those Japanese learnt every dirty trick they had not dreamed of in Japan in addition to how to use money, power, and conspiracies, which traditional samurai code of conduct had never permitted, from Chinese counterparts working covertly and overtly in Shanghai in 1930’s.
Chinese politicians, businessmen, fixers, and activists living in the great social turmoil and upheaval since the collapse of the Qing Dynasty were in a different class or poles apart from those Japanese counterparts who accordingly decided to learn every dirty trick and method of conspiracy from those Chinese.
The Empire of Japan had then far advanced and modern industry, society, and military than Chine that promised Japan’s final military victory in 1930’s; but the depth of evil in the Chinese society was beyond imagination of those Japanese elites.
The point of issue is that those Japanese who had experienced Shanghai life in 1930's survived WWII and formed the influential human network as part of mainstream or underground one in the Japanese society.
They also combined with those who also built their careers in Manchuria or Manchukuo, like former Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi, and in official circles of the Japanese Government as elite bureaucrats since WWII, like former Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda and Mr. Yasuhiro Nakasone.
So, the ugly vice some Japanese had learnt in Shanghai in 1930’s survived and influenced the politics in Japan after WWII, though fully democratized Japan after WWII became an ally of the U.S. especially against communists in the Soviet Union and China, which made the human relationships in the political and business communities more complicated.
But, in 1970’s, along with the coming of era of global expansion of the Japanese economy, a new group of people got political hegemony in Japan relying on huge money produced through the economic growth, the leader of whom was former Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka.
The Japanese people also supported this new political faction, feeling a sense of relief from a kind of old regime governed by old elites, though it was often criticized as money-driven politics as exemplified in the Lockheed scandal in early 1970’s which deprived Kakuei Tanak of honor and respect, though he and his successor maintained hegemony in the political world.
But, this hegemony virtually ended when Mr. Yoshiro Mori became Prime Minister of Japan in 2000 and Mr. Jyunichiro Koizumi launched a fierce political fight, since 2001, against the remnant of the group Kakuei Tanaka had founded 30 years ago.
Finally, the group Nobusuke Kishi had founded 50 years ago with a help from those coming back from Shanghai after WWII established and consolidated its power base again, a result of which is the incumbent Prime Minister Mr. Yasuo Fukuda.
* * *
It is hard to tell how much evil and vice of Shanghai in 1930’s is alive and working in the present Japanese Government and its Parliament called the Diet.
But it is surely a fact to take note of: In 1930’s, many ambitious Japanese went to Shanghai, China, to take an evil course, growing up from country players to continental-class players in politics and business.
In 1990’s, ambitious Japanese went to London and New York, to take an evil course, growing up from country players to world-class players in the money market.
And, even in 1930’s, some Japanese elites in various fields were moving from Tokyo to New York, and then New York to Shanghai to build their careers, good or bad.
Today, as the recent Davos conference suggested, many players of various nationalities in the global money market are building their career through travelling between London, New York, and Shanghai.
Even Japanese with such respectable culture and history were contaminated by such evil in Shanghai in 1930’s.
Other people of various countries today could be also highly and negatively influenced by such vice in London, New York, and Shanghai. And, they will surely influence politics and business in their home countries.
That is why you have to just ponder on the order of Jesus Christ: Do not access foreigners’ way.
(There are some Japanese critics, such as Ms. Yoshiko Sakurai, and politicians, such as Ms. Yuriko Koike, who probably by instinct are on the alert for Chinese way of diplomacy, politics, business, and human relationships.
One of big worries of such Japanese people about the next US President lies in this concern and context.
My concern is however that there might be some affinity between Chinese and people who belong to the Latin cultures, say, such as French or Italians rather than Anglo-Saxons, since some founders of Chinese Communist Party experienced studying in Paris also in 1930's, and the Mafia might even today become an easy partner of a secret agency of the Chinese Communist Party.
Indeed, Shanghai in 1930’s was also full of Europeans and Americans, maybe, like you, in addition to Japanese, maybe, like you.)
“His answer made his enemies ashamed of themselves…”
(Als Jesus das gesagt hatte, waren seine Genger beshamt…)
Posted by EEreporter at 3/03/2008 02:19:00 PM