Friday, May 09, 2008
[The Tokyo Imperial Meiji Shrine in 2008]
When you leave a shrine so piously, you might like to hear a certain song sometimes.
A Useful Book A Lawyer Wrote
(Un avocat a écrit un livre utile.)
A Japanese lawyer wrote in his bog that he once read a book written by a senior lawyer on skills of negotiations only to get unimpressed.
He actually met the author in real business who came to negotiate on behalf of a certain client. He was also unimpressed by the opponent lawyer’s skills.
But, the lawyer in his blog praised another book written by another senior lawyer.
I happened to buy the book to find interesting points as below:
(1) The Pareto Principle should be well understood.
The Pareto principle (also known as the 80-20 rule, the law of the vital few and the principle of factor sparsity) states that, for many events, 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. Business management thinker Joseph M. Juran suggested the principle and named it after Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who observed that 80% of income in Italy went to 20% of the population. It is a common rule of thumb in business; e.g., "80% of your sales comes from 20% of your clients."
For example, if you are elected as a Parliament member in any election district, 20% of voters for you are friendly supporters; 60% of them are essentially cool or neutral in preference for you; and the last 20% are just enemies of your opponent(s).
(2) Only 1 in 8,000 takes honor than big money.
Once in Japan, a widow tried to fire a friend of her late husband. The two men had been close friends and cooperated in management of a company the latter owned. Yet, she doubted if the friend of her late husband still honestly contributed to management of the company she then took control of, probably because he had more important business of his own.
But as the director was a close friend of her deceased husband, she asked the author, namely a lawyer, to go and tell him on behalf of her to leave the company. So, the lawyer met the director whose salary in the company was yearly six million yen (60,000 dollars) or so which was not so small as a part-time director’s income in a small or midsized firm then.
And, the moment the director understood the mind and will of the wife of his late friend, he accepted the request and said to the lawyer, “I will put my signature on the letter of resignation here and now (though I have been making my best to support the company in my own way, taking everything into consideration).”
There was, however, no need for negotiations in this case, since the leaving director did not request a retirement allowance at all.
The author, namely a lawyer, wrote that this is the only case that somebody took honor than big money on a scene of negotiations involving, of course, a lawyer, in his experiences of dealing with total 8,000 people in such a situation in this Japanese society.
(3) Take into account a probability of 30% for any accident to happen in business negotiations.
I have my own theory on this point of issue, but...
That is all for today.
But, when somebody speaks ill of you working honestly, be glad since Heaven knows your honest work and praises your patience.
Indeed, Jesus Christ never negotiated.
(EEE Reporter will never negotiate.)
But, who is allowed to negotiate with God? Satan? Oh, my goodness and the Buddha!
(Have a nice weekend! I will be busy working this Saturday.
Help poor Tibetans!
Have an interview with poor and peace loving people, since G8 Summit in Japan and Olympic Games in Beijing are coming soon!)
Heb 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
Heb 5:10 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
Heb 5:11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.
Heb 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
Heb 5:13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
Heb 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Posted by EEreporter at 5/09/2008 12:23:00 PM
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Review and Prospect on the Internet
(Revue et perspectives sur l'Internet)
In Japan almost 15 years ago, I just tried to write a diary into an electronic file of my personal computer (based on Japanese OS), which however in these years I never do since any computer can be invaded and abused and a computer file can be easily copied and scattered.
Subsequently when a blog service was launched on the Internet, I thought I should have pursued the business idea of providing an open diary space on the Internet.
I missed a big chance to be super-rich like Mr. Bill Gates who happens to be now in Japan, as the God wishes.
SECTION I: JAPANESE BLOGS
A US computer expert wrote in his blog:
Seems Japan has a lot of bloggers out there -- "Blogs are even more popular in Japan than in the U.S. It may be that they represent an appealing outlet in a culture that discourages public self-expression. Japan produced 8.7 million blogs at the end of March, and the U.S. an estimated 12 million blogs -- making blogging far more popular in Japan, taking the countries' relative populations into account. An estimated 25 million Japanese -- more than a fifth of the population -- are believed to read blogs." -- Wall Street Journal.
Posted: Oct 07, 2006
But, let’s get some insight into the infrastructure:
Top 30 Countries for Broadband Internet Access
The Editors | 30 Aug 2007
An Aug. 29 article in the Washington Post tells the story of how incredibly fast Internet access -- at very cheap prices -- is taking off in Japan, thanks to "better and more agressive government regulation." Compared to Japan, Internet access in the United States is slow and expensive -- and most of the rest of the industrialized world doesn't fair to well either by comparison.
Many Japanese are using not only PCs at home or in office but also cellular phones (called “Keitai” in Japanese) to write and read blogs while walking on the street or sitting on a seat of a train.
Japan is a country of culture strongly oriented to reading and writing while Americans are educated to be a tough speaker.
SECTION II: BLOGS IN EUROPE
There is convenient presentation on the Internet on this subject:
The power of Blogs in Europe
London, Nov 10th, 2006
A representative sample of 5,000 adults aged 15+, of which 2,214 use the internet either at home, at work or elsewhere.
1 in 5 Europeans have read a blog
3% of Europeans have their own blog
A quarter of Europeans trust blogs
Once it was often said that as Europe is a class society there is no universal sense of connection between vertically divided groups of people.
Thus, the meaning and functions of democracy are different from those in Japan and America.
The Internet fits more in Japan and America where most of people believe, roughly speaking, that their President or Prime Minister belongs to the same class they belong to: the class or category consisting of ordinary citizens or those with an ordinary view on life.
SECTION III: BLOGS IN AMERICA
Americans can enjoy rich outdoor lives in a more convenient manner than in any other industrialized nations due to their vast and varied land.
Maybe it is a sound environment to give a reasonable position to the Internet and blogs which look like a kind of phantoms in restricted space from a certain point of view.
But, it is also a powerful and effective tool not only for self-expression or presentation but also for business in America.
According to the Nielsen/NetRatings, about 70 percent of Americans use the Internet in 2007, up from only 44 percent in 2000. The number is growing -- albeit at a slowing pace -- as web access becomes ubiquitous to the point of unavoidable…
Launched in 1998, Google became the unmatched leader of search by 2001 (and it remains so -- in May 2007, Nielsen/NetRatings reported that 56 percent of web searches are conducted through Google) and, in perhaps the ultimate brand accomplishment, has become a commonly used verb in the English language…
When the Internet first became widely known in the mid-1990s, pundits predicted that its biggest successes would come from content, or web-based news and information sources. What took some time to figure out, and what is still being debated today, is how companies and web sites are supposed to make money on content that is largely available for free…
As a group, Americans spent $114 billion online in 2006, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Both web-specific retailers as well as established traditional brands have seen their share of success and failure as Americans become more accustomed to doing their shopping online…
With at least 24 million blogs in America, every possible subject is likely to be covered, including rhapsodic tributes to favored brands. Public relations firms are seeing these blogs as an immediate window into customer feedback and the opinions of a brand's largest fans provide an unprecedented glimpse into consumer preference.
Significant part of American business activities and economy as a whole are now supported by the Internet.
Even the NYSE index level of 12,000 dollars is supported by the Internet in a sense.
The use of the Internet, home pages, and blogs only for personal use cannot boost the level of diffusion and utilization of this tool.
Their contribution to making money and profits in companies is one of important key aspects of their prevalence in America.
SECTION IV: PROSPECTS
For Japan, its blog culture can be a key to its future prosperity, since it may lead to the establishment and launching of Japanese high quality products in the software sphere.
Japanese hardware products conquered the world market in 1980’s and 1990’s.
Now, Japan needs software products, more powerful than animation or “Manga,” to further deploy its share in the global market, including the entertainment industry where US films are rampaging.
The blog culture can be a seed for that.
For Europe, its blog culture should find a way to a large-scale expansion so as to connect people divided by class and culture.
Then, more through democracy will prevail, so that European people will be free from monopoly of economy by super-rich people linked with the European upper class or noble class.
For America, the Internet and blogs must be more extensively used in fields outside business and personal entertainment. They have really contributed to the rise of Mr. Barack Hussein Obama.
They can pave the way for the launching of the Third Major Political Party in the U.S.
They can turn the poor people to an American Religious Revolution.
But, as experts in this field have already realized, the Internet and blogs can be a terrible weapon to destroy any individuals, companies, public agencies, or even the governments, since specific organizations are really using them strategically, including on one hand the Chinese Communist Party, the Japanese Communist Party, etc. and on other hand Rothschild-associated companies, Rockefeller-associated companies, etc.
You need experts of bona-fide intentions.
They can be true heroes in Japan, Europe, America, and the world.
Anonymity is not a serious issue; but a kind of hidden connection with a specific political party is a grave issue, since such a blogger is pretending to be politically neutral and independent in order to get more audience but secretly guide them to a certain political direction and movement.
For you to take an enough precaution, a blogger trying to look like a neutral, sound, and uncommitted citizen can be a wolf in sheep’s clothing in business, politics, religion, organized crime, or terror.
But, my pictures must be telling that I am not a wolf in sheep’s clothing, mustn't they?
(Now you know that EEE Reporter has nothing to do with any political parties and religious organizations, including a Communist Party and a Christian or Buddhist body.
My intention is using the Internet to make the world better in the meaning of the Gospel but not of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Marxism, or Worship of Money.
Now you got almost all the necessary information on EEE Reporter in terms of the Internet and blogs.
All you have to do is now pray to the God so as to avoid any accidental tragedy EEE Reporter cannot do anything with.)
Mar 5:8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
Mar 5:9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
Mar 5:10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.
Mar 5:11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.
Mar 5:12 And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
Mar 5:13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.
Posted by EEreporter at 5/08/2008 02:08:00 PM
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
[THE MEIJI SHRINE in TOKYO]
PERMANENT MEMBERS OF GLOBAL SECURITY FORUM
(Apocalyptique quatre grandes puissances)
You might wonder yesterday on viewing the EEE Reporter about how a bias current is provided with changes at one billion times per second.
A PC unit has a clock-signal generator that automatically oscillates like a quartz crystal and , in short, provides a bias current so oscillating to all the necessary semiconductor devices on a printed circuit board.
(Indeed, just like a man lives following the beat of the heart, a computer works following oscillation of the quartz crystal or other type of clock-signal generator. Any proud software engineers should start to learn true electronic engineering somewhere before they earn big money in office, say, in London, New York, or Tokyo.)
SECTION I: CHINA
Chinese President Mr. Hu Jintao landed on Japan yesterday and was welcomed by Japanese Prime Minister Mr. Yasuo Fukuda.
The two leaders had a dinner meeting in a restaurant in the Hibiya Park where the Father of Modern China Sun Yat-sen, while fleeing from persecution by Qing-dynasty government around 1900, often visited and got funded by Japanese supporters, including the owner of the restaurant, in the amount of $20 billion in present-value.
“China suspended high-level contact with Japan from 2001 to 2006 during the premiership of Junichiro Koizumi, who made repeated visits to the Yasukuni war shrine, a place most Chinese believe glorifies militarism.”
It was the Empire of Japan who helped Chinese leaders take the helm toward modernization before WWII.
Japan was and has been a true stakeholder in mainland China all through WWII since the last days of the Empire of Qing.
And, do not misunderstand. It was Japan who taught contents of the Western Civilization to Chinese leaders 100 years ago.
SECTION II: RUSSIA
Japanese Prime Minister Mr. Yasuo Fukuda recently flew to Moscow to have a talk with Russian President Mr. Vladimir Putin as part of preparation of G8 Summit.
It is time for Russia to realize that their attribution of the defeat in the Cold War should be directed to their failure in competing with Japan in terms of modern industries.
The Cold War in the late last century ended when elites, bureaucrats, and citizens of East Europe and the Soviet Union discovered that Japan alone could overwhelm them all in terms of science, technology, business, and economy in addition to the modern culture.
Russia should share with Japan the fate of East Siberia and the regions around the Sea of Okhotsk where abundant natural resources are waiting for mutual development, since Japan can only manage it peacefully and orderly leading Koreans and Chinese.
SECTION III: THE UNITED STATES
Liberal, former Japanese Ambassador Mr. Naoto Amaki pointed at a recent suspension of the meeting between the Japanese Defense Minister and the US Defense Secretary as a proof of disguised friendship and self-interest-seeking of the US Government.
( http://www.amakiblog.com/archives/2008/05/06/#000862 )
As Japan cannot discuss the delay of transfer of a US Marines base in Okinawa and the U.S. cannot discuss the transfer of high-tech military technology to the Self Defense Forces of Japan, for a complicated reason each, as agendas, they have decided to suspend a scheduled meeting to be held in Washington D.C.
Meanwhile four US soldiers stationed in a US base near Hiroshima who violated a Japanese woman were recently taken to US military court in the US base there.
Also recently, as the ruling Liberal Democratic Party lost a by-election in an electorate near Hiroshima without pity despite so many efforts, the mood among Japanese voters has turned to be clearly a headwind to the Fukuda Administration.
If the Bush Administration ever wants to support the current Japanese Administration, they should stop requesting big money from Japan in exchange of the withdrawal of US Marines from Okinawa to Guam and announce it to Japanese voters before G8 Summit which is to be held in Japan this summer.
SECTION IV: JAPAN
Last night I dreamed an unexpected dream.
A Japanese female politician appeared in my dream.
She is not evil-minded, unlike some women who support an absolutism ideology or even join the Mafia.
But, Ms. Yuriko Koike, former female Defense Minister of Japan, has been in Germany to study European efforts on the War on CO2 with some Opposition-party elites.
A former TV news caster, who was elected as an Upper House Member of the Diet last year, recently married. Accordingly, she seems to have no problems, since her electorate is Tokyo.
And, of course, former Foreign Minister Ms. Makiko Tanaka, who yesterday also met with the Chinese President in Tokyo for a very special reason since her father once officially met with Mao Tse-tung in Beijing in early 1970’s, is older than I.
Yet, you had better sometimes check Home Pages or blogs maintained and operated by Japanese female lawmakers.
Will Mrs. Clinton be the first US President to run a President blog from the White House with her husband in charge?
This morning an FM radio station in Tokyo presented musical work of Arnold Schoenberg.
It was Verklärte Nacht Op. 4.
Indeed, a female shaman or priestess is sometimes expected to appear on a TV news program, though I have not watched CNN programs for a very long time as a Japanese cable TV provider changed a service scheme.
(It is a little hot today, as a weather prophet predicted in a late night TV program.
I will be busy today, since it will be a good shooting date in a field.
Or I have to tidy up my room since there accumulated may be dusts from the preceding century…)
1Ki 5:7 And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed be the LORD this day, which hath given unto David a wise son over this great people.
1Ki 5:8 And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have considered the things which thou sentest to me for: and I will do all thy desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of fir.
1Ki 5:9 My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon unto the sea: and I will convey them by sea in floats unto the place that thou shalt appoint me, and will cause them to be discharged there, and thou shalt receive them: and thou shalt accomplish my desire, in giving food for my household.
1Ki 5:10 So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees and fir trees according to all his desire.
1Ki 5:11 And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand measures of wheat for food to his household, and twenty measures of pure oil: thus gave Solomon to Hiram year by year.
1Ki 5:12 And the LORD gave Solomon wisdom, as he promised him: and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made a league together.
Posted by EEreporter at 5/07/2008 12:48:00 PM
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Switching and Amplification
(d'amplification et de commutation)
This is the last day of the consecutive-holiday season between late April and early May in Japan, which is one of the best seasons in Japan.
I love this season, too, since everything in fields look fresh and green leaving the last memory of dry winter. Most of snow stacked in mountains facing the Sea of Japan finally melts away in this season, though Mt. Fuji is still snow capped.
But, Myanmar is suffering almost ten thousand deaths due to a big cyclone; and Bolivia is faced with a split of the nation between the richest province and poor provinces.
A Japanese journalist killed in Yangon, Myanmar, in the last fall, while holding his camera till his death, and Japanese and Israeli tourists recently killed in an unthinkable car accident on a huge salt lake in Bolivia might be really foretelling the present tragedy and turmoil in these two poorest countries in East Asia and South America, respectively.
If you can sense any divine will or warning in these pieces of news, an Angel may be close to you so as to boost your faith more.
But, I will write some on technology.
SECTION I: KEY OF COMPUTERS: HIGH SPEED SWITCHING
Computers and electronic equipment mankind today uses are based on a high-speed switching technology and a signal amplification technology.
On a road you can see hundred cars running to one direction. But, they suddenly stop when a traffic signal changes from green to red.
Cars can be regarded as electrons, a mass of which is electric current. And as cars run on the road, the surface of the road causes heat due to friction between tires of the cars and the road material. The total heat can be regarded as voltage.
A higher voltage means a signal level "1," meaning all the cars are running, while a lower voltage means a signal level “0,” meaning a state of cars all being stopped and standing still without causing friction and heat to the surface of the road.
(So, hundreds (of millions) of cars as a mass generate a level "1" but not a single car which can be regarded as one electron.)
If you can change the traffic signal one billion times per second (Giga Hz), the movement of cars would really show how electric current, though very small, flows in your computer.
As every data in your computer is logically a mass of the numbers “1” and “0,” handling them at a high speed in electronic circuits is a basic requirement for a PC.
But, you cannot use a metal wire and a mechanical switch or relay for this high speed switching, since they cannot follow the speed needed and meet the size requirement.
On the other hand, a very small semiconductor chip can be used for this purpose, since it can change its state at a high speed from a kind of metal to a normal stone which cannot flow electric current.
Only you have to do is apply a small bias current from a different path to a semiconductor device just like a traffic signal by the road; then a main big electric current on the main path can be stopped or allowed to flow following a high-speed change in the bias current.
The most primitive type of this device is a vacuum tube.
That is why the world first computer was built just after WWII, using, say, 18,000 vacuum tubes for switching of electric circuits.
But, there was a new discovery after WWII: a new material which is half metal and half non-metal. It is thus called a transistor or a semiconductor.
By changing the sate between metal and non-mental at a higher speed, say one billion times per second, you can control the flow of electric current and thus the level of voltage, so as to handle data, a mass of 0 and 1, in your computer.
SECTION II: A LITTLE HISTORY OF WWII
Once a convenient device used for this switching in an electric circuit was a vacuum tube.
Copper and other ordinary metals for a simple electric circuit are put in a vacuum tube to let electrons fly between metal terminals without obstacles in the air.
Before WWII, America had well advanced in the vacuum tube technology. They could apply it to a weapon. They put it in a blasting fuse of a cannon ball to be shot from an anti-aircraft gun mounted on a navy ship. When a Japanese fighter plane got closer to a cannon ball, a metal detection circuit in a cannon ball worked, causing a change in an electric current which is amplified by a vacuum tube so as to trigger the blasting fuse.
Even if a cannon ball did not hit an airplane, it could blast and damage or destroy the airplane as long as it came closer enough for metal detection to the flying plane.
Many Japanese fighter and bomber planes were shot this way during WWII.
So, it is natural that after WWII Japanese engineers tried hard to adopt and apply a transistor invented in the U.S. just after WWII. The key to Sony’s success also lies in their active efforts in this field to apply this technology to consumer products.
Indeed, as the late Mr. Morita, one of founders of Sony, was an (engineering) officer of the Imperial Navy, it is more understandable that Sony aggressively introduced the transistor to its products.
It is a commonsense among engineers in Japan that the Empire of Japan lost the War against the U.S. since the US navy could use advanced electronics, such as a radar, a VT fuse, and other telecommunication equipment to decode ciphered messages.
(Of course, a Zero Fighter was equipped with a radio cimmunication equipement and the battle ships Yamato and Musashi were equipped with radars, but their performance was lower than American equipment.)
SECTION III: KEY TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS: SIGNAL AMPLIFICATION
When sending a signal far, it naturally loses its strength.
On a wire or on air, the further an electric signal is transmitted, the weaker it becomes.
But, such a signal or a radio wave usually keeps its original shape.
So, all you have to do is to amplify or magnify the weakened signal received in your TV set, cellular phone, or computer, so that you can hear and view contents the signal is carrying with your eyes and ears through or on such equipment.
In other word, electric signals received should be amplified at least to a voltage level at which electronic circuits in a cellular phone, a computer, a TV set can handle them appropriately.
This amplification or revitalization of signals can be done using a vacuum tube like a VT fuse used in WWII.
But, a transistor or a semiconductor can be also used to amplify or magnify the signal received.
In the analogy of a traffic signal, if all the cars on the road blink their headlight following the blinking of a traffic signal, you can see one small movement and rhythm of a traffic signal is multiplied by hundreds of cars in synchronization.
Without this signal amplification technology, you cannot even restore the signals used to transmit the image of the earth taken and sent by a Japanese space craft flying around the moon now.
SECTION IV: APPLICATION OF HIGH SPEED SWITCHING AND AMPLIFICATION
Now, you have grasped two key concepts of the PC, the TV, and the cellular phone technologies: High-Speed Switching and Signal Amplification.
In a sphere of technology, we use very advanced semiconductors, often called ICs or LSIs, or simply chips, to realize these functions.
But, there are other flows in this world: information, money, business transactions, and goods and people.
My idea is to apply those key technical concepts to the sphere of information, money, business transactions, and goods and people.
Smart guys in the financial sector have actually already applied this kind of concept to their daily operation, using advanced computer/communications systems and software.
But, my intention is to take hold on them and prevent them from further doing sinful business with advanced financial technology.
It is because a total amount of financial assets in the world has reached $150 trillion in 2006.
This is more than three times larger than a total amount of the global real economy.
And an amount of money being traded globally over the global high-speed communications/computers-complex systems has reached nowadays $3 trillion per day.
Though one dollar is not an electron, it may be useful to apply the above concepts to the control and regulation of the global money market.
That is all for today.
Sometimes talk to engineers if you are not.
But, remember all the major religions in the world were established when there were no TVs, PCs, and cellular phones.
And, thus you have to leave every technology, if you have any, eventually to be called a follower of Judaism, Jesus Christ, and Islam or the Great Buddha.
(Now many workers in big cities in Japan are coming back from their holiday as the TV news have so reported.
Business will start again in Tokyo tomorrow.
But, if you have been working in these days, just change your view to see things from another standpoint.
Since you have been working so honestly and humbly, I will tell you that if you do not have any ideas on modern technology, you had better get interested in it as above stated, so that you will not be played down by cool experts in a certain field.
And, haven’t you achieved something great in these holidays along with the EEE Reporter, have you, good girls and Mlles.?)
Jud 5:1 Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying,
Jud 5:2 Praise ye the LORD for the avenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselves.
Jud 5:3 Hear, O ye kings; give ear, O ye princes; I, even I, will sing unto the LORD; I will sing praise to the LORD God of Israel.
Jud 5:4 LORD, when thou wentest out of Seir, when thou marchedst out of the field of Edom, the earth trembled, and the heavens dropped, the clouds also dropped water.
Jud 5:5 The mountains melted from before the LORD, even that Sinai from before the LORD God of Israel.
Jud 5:6 In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied, and the travellers walked through byways.
Jud 5:7 The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.
Posted by EEreporter at 5/06/2008 03:09:00 PM
Monday, May 05, 2008
Is the Article 9 Crying or Laughing?
(Est-ce que la paix pleurer ou rire?)
Today (Monday) and tomorrow (Tuesday) Japan is still in a national holiday sequence.
(Yesterday, I saw some people who looked like an American mafia member, a Chinese prostitute and a Chinese mafia member, a US intelligence agent, and a Japanese female spy, but also an old noble Japanese woman in addition to some innocent European and American girls, in a famous shrine in Tokyo, according to my humble observation.)
Then at night, of course after humble work, I watched a news reporting show on TV where Ms. Yoshiko Sakurai, a notable female journalist, commenting on economic activities of certain local villages in China, since villagers are living on extracting valuable metals and other resources from abandoned home electronic appliances illegally imported from the U.S., Japan, and Korea in a quantity of almost a million.
Ms. Yoshiko Sakurai seems to become now a kind of Godmother for younger generation of Japanese lawmakers, though she predicts that popularity of the Japanese Prime Minister will further drop since he is going to welcome the Chinese President soon without any hope of diplomatic accomplishment except borrowing of Pandas from China.
Decades ago, when I first saw her in a late-night news reporting program, I was very much impressed with her intelligence and fairness in a manner.
But, she might not have heard songs, such as the one below, popular comedian Mr. Masaaki Sakai, who also took part in the TV program last night, was singing in late 1960’s, of course in Japan.
(The setting sun is crying like my heart…)
SECTION I: JAPANESE CONSTITUTION
Existence and authority of any country is based on three indispensable elements: a sovereign right over its territory, a sovereign right over its economy, and a sovereign right over its defense.
Therefore, any constitution should be specified to extend and embody these three elements.
After WWII, General MacArthur tried to punish and humiliate Japan by writing and pressing a draft of the Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution on the Japanese Government who eventually adopted it almost as it was.
The Article 9 reads:
CHAPTER II. RENUNCIATION OF WAR
Article 9. Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes.
In order to accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph, land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained. The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized.
However, when interpreting and applying this Article, the above said three fundamental elements of a nation state should be observed and respected.
Therefore, Japanese military forces cannot be identified as land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential that are maintained for an aggressive war or a war of invasion as widely seen in the world during WWII.
In this context, the current Japanese military forces are different from military of any other countries; I mean that Japanese troops are one-rank higher in terms of status viewed from the ideal on peace of mankind.
The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized; but protecting Japan from military invasion by other country is of course a preferential element without which the sovereignty and independence of Japan will be lost and consequently the Japanese Constitutions will be abolished by occupying foreign forces.
(In this regard, the Article 9 must not be interpreted as a suicide clause which denies the ground of the Constitution itself, namely survival and endurance of the nation state Japan.)
Even if China tries to invade Japan and Japanese Self Defense Forces expels them from Japan’s territory, Japanese Self Defense Forces cannot land on mainland China in its counterattack operation, as it will turn to be a war from natural defense and thus it will be an exercise of the right of belligerency.
In other word, Japanese self defense forces cannot be regarded and cannot function as land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential the Japanese Government can use for a war (of invasion of the WWII type) but defense of the nation.
General MacArthur must have been laughing at Japan and the Japanese since the then Japanese Government and people some 60 years ago accepted this Article so submissively, like the Philippine people when they had been colonized by the U.S.; but nobody in the world is now laughing at Japan, since still some old soldiers remember the holy shrine in good and old days.
SECTION II: EXPORT OF WEAPONS
Having said so, Japan can of course abolish the Article 9 by national votes.
Then what would happen?
Presently, Japanese laws based on the Constitution forbid export of weapons from Japan to any countries.
If the Article 9 is abolished, Japanese manufacturers will surely start to develop advanced weapons and export them to the world, competing with others in the same trade in the U.S., the U.K., and France.
And, as seen in various industrial fields, Japanese defense businesses would most likely win the business competition in the global market.
Even Sony, Toyota, Panasonic, Hitachi, Canon, and so on would start to develop, design, and produce advanced and smart weapons which would be global best sellers.
I think such a situation must be avoided.
If Japan can earn easily $1 trillion with overseas sales of weapons, it should not do so.
That is why the Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution should be maintained; and thus the present Japanese Constitution should be maintained as a whole, since it stipulates that sovereignty resides with the people but not with the Emperor.
(Otherwise, who now living in the Japanese society contaminated by goods and capital could serve the Empire of Japan with the Imperial Constitution based on the samurai code of conducts?)
SECTION III: BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY
As the British Royal family is so much linked with defense business, it is not so holy at all.
Especially I am afraid that the British Royal family is losing respect amongst Arabs.
SECTION IV: FRENCH ELITES
It is said France has advanced industries only in the defense business, the nuclear power generation, and Train a Grande Vitesse (high-speed trains) all of which are directly managed by French elites rather than successful citizens.
The French Government recently lost a business chance worth $50 billion as the British Government successfully sold weapons to Saudi Arabia by leveraging a royal tie between the two countries.
So, I am afraid that the French elites are losing respect amongst Arabs.
Or do you expect that the Japanese Imperial Family and the Japanese elites will be in the near future engaged in arms sales globally like in some European countries and kingdoms?
That is all for today.
But, there was an age that many Japanese youths felt like crying to the setting sun so red and large, while so many students were demonstrating in Paris and Washington D.C. in the Era of the Vietnam War and Israel-Arab armed conflicts.
(Now, I am busy today, too.
So, China white or correction fluid is sometimes useful in preparing a form or a kind of papers so timely.
Indeed, nowadays, we seldom use a pen to write anything, since a keyboard can be also convenient to type in Japanese letters into a computer file.
That is why you have to excuse any China white such as the one often seen or sensed in Chinese official statements, as a Panda recently died in a Tokyo zoo.)
Joh 5:5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
Joh 5:6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?
Joh 5:7 The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.
Joh 5:8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
Joh 5:9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.
Joh 5:10 The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.
Posted by EEreporter at 5/05/2008 11:40:00 AM
Sunday, May 04, 2008
The Meiji Shrine in Tokyo
(Le sanctuaire de Meiji à Tokyo)
Revelation 21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
(I had a dream last night in which a former Japanese Prime Minister appeared. He looked however different from his usual appearance, since his hair was cut and well combed like an ordinary businessman.
Then, I woke up and went out to the Meiji Shinto Shrine in Tokyo this morning.
I offered homage to the spirit of the Emperor Meiji, the grandfather of the Emperor Showa, though it is now the Heisei Era in Japan, 20 years after the Showa Era.
Yet, I also greeted a homeless man near a railroad station in Tokyo on my way back.
And I came home safely an hour ago.
Now, I am waiting for a miracle to happen here and there…)
John 5:14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
!!NOTICE, CAUTION & APOLOGY!!
As links to the "Amazing Grace" sound have caused some problems in my Windows-XP-based PC, those links on April 30 and May 1 have been deleted.
I have used the "RECOVERY FUNCTION" from internal Help and Support of Windows XP to restore conditions of the PC to the ones of some days ago.
However, my VISTA OS-based PC has no problems when linking to the "Amazing Grace" sound pages.
Maybe, an XP's inherent problem, a media player's problem, or my old XP PC's unique problem.
Anyway, I am awfully sorry if anybody has had the same problem in using an XP PC.
In any such a case, change the state of your PC to the one operated when your PC worked well by using the "RECOVERY FUNCTION" of internal Help and Support of Windows XP.
Though I always expose the link address for your judgment and adopt only safe link addresses, ultimately there is no assurance of safety in the world of the Internet for any operation due to original technical specifications of the Internet.
Please ask help from an engineer who at laest knows the term "RFC" (Internet technical documents) to get reliable support on an Internet problem.
Posted by EEreporter at 5/04/2008 02:06:00 PM