Saturday, January 31, 2009

"The Son of the Highest"

(Yet in Tokyo)

"The Son of the Highest"

It is indeed horribly 3,000.

I mean 3,000 precious human lives.


The first bubble economy in the history or the first Wall-Street type of sinful booms is the state around the golden calf Israelites made in the Sinai desert while waiting for Moses to come down from Mt. Sinai roughly 3400 years ago.

It is so because people gathered in an assembly and offered gold they were carrying during 40-year wandering in the desert so as to build a golden calf around which they drank and danced, shouting, "Look at this golden calf! It is our god, since Moses has gone!"

Then Moses came back from the mountain carrying two stone tablets on which God’s finger had inscribed the Ten Commandments.

Israelite object of worship. The golden calf was the representation of a young bull made of wood and plated in gold. The Bible relates two episodes of a golden calf: one in the wilderness when Moses was on Mount Sinai (Ex. 32) and the second concerning King Jeroboam I (I Kings 12:28, 29).

In the former narrative, the golden calf was made by Aaron in response to the request of the Israelites for a god to lead them as they awaited the delayed return of Moses from the top of Mount Sinai (Ex. 32:1-4). This calf was made of golden ornaments collected from the people, melted and molded, and then worshiped amidst dancing, feasting, and play.

When Moses returned after 40 days, he broke the tablets bearing the Ten Commandments, destroyed the calf, and forced the people to drink its remains mixed with water.

The Levites then slew 3,000 of the worshipers and the Lord sent a plague upon the people for their sin.

This episode has received a number of different interpretations. It was held that the golden calf was an imitation of the idolatrous bull worship in Egypt, which the Israelites had just left. Naḥmanides, followed by a number of traditional Bible commentators, declared that the golden calf was intended as a substitute for Moses, whom the people feared would not return from Mount Sinai, having been there for 40 days. Recently, scholars have proposed that, in line with ancient Semitic practice, the golden calf was meant to represent the seat of the invisible God of Israel. Moses' destruction of the golden calf and his orders to execute those who had worshiped it were based on the fear that it would be deemed a god. The Midrash seeks to exculpate Aaron for his role in the episode.

What is required to restore the state of people is very costly.

Roughly 3400 years ago, it amounted to 3,000 lives and the more sick and injured.

Conversely, the clearing up the Wall Street financial crimes may be yet to come to the end, though American people have offered their first African-American President to the God and the world, as observed from a religious point of view.

SECTION II: Japanese Obamas

He was overwhelmingly welcomed as a new type of prime minister of Japan when he assumed the premiership in early 1970's.

Remarkably, his official academic background was below the high-school level, though he had become a first-class builder and a rich businessman by the end of WWII in his 20's, which became one of major factors of his huge popularity in those years.

So, when he was elected as Prime Minister of Japan in 1972, people felt that a new era had come as the era of the Vietnam War was going to be closed. You don’t have to graduate from the University of Tokyo to take a position as Prime Minister, anymore. All you have to do is make big money smartly and use it in your political activities smartly.

In addition, he had special ability to appeal to the heart of people who love big money and higher status above all.

Kakuei Tanaka was really powerful, since he kept a decisive political influence for a decade in Japan after being forced to step down from the front stage of politics and even arrested for the Lockheed money scandal.

Mr. Ichiro Ozawa, the incumbent top leader of the Democratic Party of Japan, expected to be the next prime minister of Japan after the next general election to be held probably this September, was once a very faithful admirer of Kakuei Tanaka.

Another politician who enjoyed an overwhelming welcome as a new type of prime minister of Japan is Mr. Morihiro Hosokawa.

Mr. Hosokawa became extremely popular prime minister of Japan in 1993, mostly due to his modern style of attitudes and his gorgeous family background, since his family line is full of notable noblemen and samurai leaders, unlike the case of Kakuei Tanaka.

However, his Cabinet was finished suddenly amid a mysterious money scandal within a year of its formation. Today, most of Japanese people do not know what he has been doing in these years, though Mr. Hosokawa was so much lionized like Mr. Bill Clinton around 1993 and early 1994.

Nonetheless, Mr. Hosokawa is the only prime minister of Japan who led the nation without support and contribution from the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan in these 50 years (except his immidiate and short-term successor as prime miniter Mr. Tsutomu Hata).

In addition, Mr. Ichiro Ozawa is said to have been a real power behind the scene of the Hosokawa Cabinet and the Hata Cabinet.


That is all for today.

(Oh, how much I love your love in love of the God, since people built big churches even on the Banks of the Seine as well as around Mt. Sinai.


Luk 1:31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

Luk 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

Luk 1:33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

Friday, January 30, 2009

"All the City was Gathered"

(Tokyo, the largest city in the world since the 18th century; photos taken by EEE Reporter.)

"All the City was Gathered"

Princess Kazunomiya Chikako (1846 - 1877) is the only lady in the Imperial Family of Japan who ever married a shogun, the head of the pre-Meiji-era Government of Japan, the samurai class, and all the samurai clans.

As she was the younger half-sister of Emperor Komei, the preceding emperor to Meiji Emperor, the Tokugawa samurai regime wanted her to marry Shugun Iemochi who faced a fateful diplomatic crisis, with the intention to leverage the authority of the Imperial Family so as to tame anti-Tokugawa samurai clans who claimed that foreign powers should be expelled out to preserve the honor of holy Japan, since Westerners were so rude and uncivilized.

Western powers, including the U.S., had been requesting the samurai government in Tokyo to terminate Japan’s 250-year isolation and open the door to the world, which however caused great turmoil leading to a series of wars among samurai clans. The Tokugawa Administration decided to conclude diplomatic agreements with the U.S. and European countries, while anti-Tokugawa samurais decided to fight against the Tokugawas and foreign powers based on the authority of the emperor.

In this difficult and complex situation, Princess Kazunomiya living in Kyoto with the Imperial Family and other nobility, was requested to marry Shogun Iemochi by both the Tokugawas and the Imperial Family still under a strong influence or control by the samurai regime.

So, though she was just 15-years old, Princess Kazunomiya decided to obey the samurai and imperial request despite the fact that she had a fiance, a nobleman.

Yet in 1860, she wrote a letter to her brother, Emperor Komei, stating that she would with very much reluctance accept the offer in order to contribute to peace of the nation. And then, in 1861, she departed for Tokyo to marry a man she had never met, since Tokyo then called Edo, boasting of more than one million population since the early 18th century and situated 500km northeast of Kyoto, was the seat of the samurai Government.

However, four years after the marriage with Shogun Iemochi, she was left alone in the huge Edo Castle, presently used as the Imperial Palace, as her husband died amid a war with insurgent samurai clans.

In 1868, the most drastic power shift in the history of Japan occurred, as insurgent samurai clans defeated the Tokugawas through a series of military conflicts which however luckily preserved Tokyo intact. Surprisingly or accordingly, the new leaders changed their anti-foreign-powers policy so as to inherit the Tokugawa’s diplomatic policy, adopting Meiji as the name of the new era.

Princess Kazunomiya left the Edo Castle and went back to Kyoto. She was later invited by Emperor Meiji to come and live in Tokyo. Then, she died of disease in 1877 at the age of 32.

It is said that Princess Kazunomiya had a very happy life with Shogun Iemochi and made every effort to support the Tokugawa regime even after the death of her husband.

Indeed, the Meiji Restoration is the greatest incident in the Japanese history as with the Civil War for the American history, as they happened in 1860’s, respectively.

The class system in the samurai-dominant society was largely altered in Japan; the slave system in the European-Americans-dominant society was drastically altered in the U.S.

It is rainy now around Tokyo.

The NHK TV channel presented live broadcasts of parliamentary proceedings from the National Diet this morning, too.

Prime Minister Mr. Taro Aso happens to have a younger sister who married a cousin of Emperor Showa in 1980.

Once senior Japanese often said, "The Meiji era is now the thing of the hazy past!"

Yet, the letter Princess Kazunomiya wrote to her brother, Emperor Komei, still remains as a witness of the history, since she is believed to have been a great hidden factor in preserving Tokyo intact in 1860’s, the last era of samurai's civil wars in Japan.

(Now, let it fall into oblivion, since your heart belongs to the place where what you love remains. As for me, I always love the future more than anything, though in a very different manner from billionaires'. )

Mar 1:30 But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her.

Mar 1:31 And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.

Mar 1:32 And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.

Mar 1:33 And all the city was gathered together at the door.

Mar 1:34 And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

"What Manner of Salutation"

(The Tokyo Bay and Tokyo)

"What Manner of Salutation"

As I once emphasized, the economic slump of Japan in 1990’s cannot be fully explained without taking into account environmental issues and related concerns (which can also apply to the current semi-Great Depression in the U.S. and the world).

Some Japanese critics argue that the Clinton Administration took Japan as its de-facto enemy after the Cold War, trying to harass reasonable efforts of Japan to restore its financial market having been damaged by the burst of the bubble in early 1990’s.

Today, I can confirm that my theory is supported by the debacle of Wall Street and the catastrophic transit of the U.S. economy to recession taking the global economy with it.

We have to take into consideration environmental issues and concerns even when analyzing this economic situation in the U.S. and the world, since prior to this sudden fall of economy there had been so many arguments and concerns about CO2 and the global warming which must be just a tip of the iceberg, namely the massive destruction of the nature on the earth.

Indeed, due to the bubble economy in late 1980’s and early 1990’s, Japanese industries, businesses, and consumers have been soiling and damaging its nature to the extent that gods of Japan, if so existent in the nature of the Japanese Islands, must have been highly provoked, since many shrines came to be surrounded by ugly development projects here and there.

Accordingly, gods of Japan, in the number of eight millions or so according to a myth, must have intervened and exposed many evil deeds and financial criminal acts of the people, so that the Japanese stopped to pursue the wealth getting so huge in the money market and getting further unproprtionally huge to the reasonable and sound level for the living in the Japanese Islands based on the Japanese cultural and spiritual traditions.

Based on this insight, I propose a theory for the determent of economic growth.

It is intended to know the present level of allowed economic and financial activities.

L = F (a, b, c, d, …)

L: the allowed limit of the economic activities in terms of yen or the dollar.
F: specific mathematical expression with specific procedures to handle variables a, b, c, d, …
a, b, c, d, …: variables to take into account effective in analyzing relationships between the status of economy and such non-economic factors as environment, nature, culture, human psychology, ethics, religion, and so on.

For example,
a = A1/A2
A1 means a total area of the land destroyed, damaged, or badly altered by development projects; and
A2 means the total land area of a nation.

b = B1/B2
B1 means a total amount, quantity, or weight of hazardous products, industrial wastes, harmful chemicals, unregulated output of used or excessive energy to environment.
B2 means the total industrial and material output.

For instance, if only 1% of the national land is harmed, A1/A2 = 0.01; if only 1% of the industrial output in the national economy is harmful, B1/B2 = 0.01.

Then, if multiplication is appropriate here, 0.01 x 0.01 = 0.0001, namely 0.01%.
Conversely, 99.99% of the environment is fairly intact as 100 - 0.01 = 99.99.

However, if the pious or ideal living of the people in the country requires 80% of the completely intact nature, the allowance is just 19.99%, since 99.99 – 80 = 19.99.

If from the nature of mankind the allowance or margin less than 20% causes mankind to start to lose control in their behaviors and activities, it is concluded that the nation gets into a dangerous course even with 1% of destruction of the nature and 1% of harmful materials against all the output.

It can be so, since any threshold related to human nature is very sensible, for example sometimes a matter of ppm (parts per million).

And, actually, in my observation, a catastrophe started in the U.S. economy in September, 2009, while people were talking about CO2 and global warming, housing development, oil booms and corn booms, an unlimited number of development projects in China, India, and Brazil as well as endless use of weapons in war zones.

(After all, what must be perfect cannot be allowed to include any part that is imperfect. Life, being complete, must not include any percent of death, incomplete, since 100% is life and less than 100% is death. )


Ok, I will tell you some.

I have a feeling that some first-rate professors and experts in Europe, North America, or somewhere got great hints and incentives from EEE Reporter and succeeded in enhancing their work and performance in various fields (though in a more sophisticated manner than EEE Reporter’s).

That is why I like to contribute to future Nobel Prize owners for economics who might happen to be some of current EEE Reporter viewers.

(In actuality, it must be simple. If a ratio of pious people among the whole population gets less than 20%, an Angel would notify the God of the situation. Then another Angel must be sent from Heaven to deal with the matter very properly. Be among the 20% if you have no memory of the time when you were around an Angel before birth.


Luk 1:28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

Luk 1:29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

Luk 1:30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"The Sin of the World"

"The Sin of the World"

On December 8, 1941 (Japan Time),
1:30 a.m. (Near Hawaii) - The first formation of 183 attack planes of the Imperial Navy has left aircraft carriers.

2:20 a.m. (Washington D.C.) - The Japanese Embassy has completed decoding of the diplomatic document sent wirelessly from Tokyo to be delivered to the U.S. Government as a declaration of war.

2:45 a.m. (Near Hawaii) - The second formation of 167 attack planes of the Imperial Navy has left aircraft carriers.

3:19 a.m. (Hawaii) - The first formation of 183 attack planes of the Imperial Navy has started to raid U.S. military installations in Oahu.

4:05 a.m. (Washington D.C.) - Two Japanese ambassadors have arrived at the State Department with the declaration of war.

4:21 a.m. (Washington D.C.) - The declaration of war in a form of diplomatic memorandum is delivered to the U.S. Secretary of State.

4:22 a.m. (Hawaii) - The second formation of 167 attack planes of the Imperial Navy has started to raid U.S. military installations in Oahu.

5:38 a.m. (Davao, the Philippines) – Other aircraft-carrier-based attack planes and air fleets of the Imperial Military have started to attack U.S. military installations in Davao, the Philippines.

The Empire of Japan planned to start the attack on the U.S. military facilities in Pearl Harbor at 3:30 a.m. (Japan Time).

It was also decided that the declaration of war should be delivered to the U.S. Government at 3:00 a.m. (Japan Time).

The declaration of war the Empire of Japan sent to the Japanese Embassy in Washington D.C. had an attached order that the declaration should be handed to the U.S. Government at 3:00 a.m. (Japan Time), that is, 1:00 p.m. of December 7 (U.S. Time).

This is the most controversial correspondence in the Japanese history.

There are many arguments on the code-breaking activities and success by the U.S. military against the Empire of Japan before the Pearl Harbor attack, the reason why the delivery of the ultimatum was delayed for an hour, and the attitudes of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto who led the Imperial Navy, though not in the attack fleet but in a naval port in Japan at the time of the Pearl Harbor Attack.

Anyway, what I want to emphasize is that the Pearl Harbor Attack does not look similar at all to the 9/11 Terror.

You had better check the original declaration of war or the ultimatum the Empire of Japan issued to the U.S. Government on December 8. 1941 (Japan Time), though the schedule was delayed for one hour by the Japanese Embassy due to some rare accidents.


That is all for today.

Don’t cry, even if the Pearl Harbor Attack or the 9/11 Terror had brought misfortune on you, if not on soldiers in charge or innocent civilian victims.

Do not, please, since I will not follow suit of the generals, ministers, ambassadors, and high-ranking officials of the Empire of Japan.

It is so, since I am a man who would deliver the ultimatum before tens of thousands of hours before, even if not explicitly but implicitly or virtually like the Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration in 1941.

Now you can smile with me, since President Mr. Barack Obama is in charge in the U.S. (though his father had not been even in the U.S. in 1941).

(Ah, what a sinful story it is! It is, though, akin to my schedule after 11:20 p.m. in these months.


Joh 1:28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

Joh 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

Joh 1:30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"Worthy to Unloose"

"Worthy to Unloose"

Roughly between 900 and 1400, namely for 500 years, there were no official diplomatic ties and authentic trade practices between Japan and China.

In these 500 years, Japan developed its unique culture while fully adapting cultural assets having been imported from ancient China.

It is Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1358 - 1408) that reopened the official relationship and trade connection with China in 1401. The then head of the samurai class that had been governing Japan for centuries by then Yoshimitsu accepted the status of the "king of Japan" subject to a Chinese emperor, as Ming Dynasty of China requested so as a condition to allow for the trade so lucrative for the Ashikaga clan.

(However, this kind of official relationship with China did not last long, since no succeeding samurai leaders followed suit, while Japan entered the Age of Great Provincial Wars at the end of the 15th century.)

Yet, it is more interesting that Japan had stopped its customary sending of an official envoy to China in 894, though the practice had continued since 600. The imperial government of Japan had sent envoys to China almost 20 times in these 300 years.

It is true that Japan was passionate about importing many cultural products from China in these years, namely between 600 and 894; the Japanese imperial court was also earnestly introducing advanced administrative systems from China. On the other hand, the major dynasty in China in this period was Tang that was truly a culturally flourish international empire on the Eurasia continent, though its predecessor Sui had been also an important political and trade partner for Japan.

It is Sugawara Michizane (845 - 903) who took an initiative to stop sending an imperial envoy to China in 894.

Sugawara Michizane was a reformation-minded elite bureaucrat in the imperial court. However, he had many enemies among aristocrats. As in those days the samurai class was not yet established in Japan, the power of the nation was all around an emperor. And an emperor was surrounded and supported by many aristocrats who gradually took the real helm of the imperial government over time.

So, the rise and fall of Sugawara Michizane really reflected the power struggle in the imperial court, as he was finally alienated and ordered to leave Kyoto for a minor post in a local region in Kyusyu Island, near the Korean Peninsula. It is believed that he was entrapped in a conspiracy rival aristocrats and bureaucrats had planned and carried out, since the reformation Michizane had introduced was very dangerous and disadvantageous to them.

While Michizane had been at a higher position in Kyoto, he was designated to the new imperial ambassador to Tang Dynasty of China. However, he rather proposed to the emperor the abolition of the customary and periodic sending of an imperial envoy to China.

In order to persuade the emperor and other court leaders, he presented a letter a Japanese monk had sent to Kyoto from China as the monk had been already dispatched to the capital of Tang.

The letter reported that the political system based on Confucianism and Chinese Legalism was going to collapse in Tang. So, it is useless any more to send an imperial envoy to learn anything from Chine that is expected to get into a great political turmoil, the monk claimed.

Japan then had the similar political system. And, Michizane was actively pursuing political reformation to change this political system called "Ritsu-Ryou" in Japan.

Consequently, the emperor accepted the advice from Michizane, putting an end to 300-year tradition of sending an imperial envoy to China. This incident accordingly symbolized the transit in the Japanese history from the political system faithfully following ancient Chinese traditions to the Japanese peculiar system which actually led to the establishment of the samurai class a century later.

After the death of Michizane in adverse circumstances in Kyushu, the imperial court however repented and restored his honor, even creating a great shrine for him in Kyusyu. The highly intellectual bureaucrat, Sugawara Michizane, is even today honored and revered as a god of learning and knowledge.

Anyway, politicians today may be able to draw a moral from the fate of this great reformer 1,100 years ago, truly hopefully.

Yet, it is a warning report a kind of spy monk sent to the imperial government in Kyoto from China that put an end to the diplomatic relation with China Japan had been observing subserviently between 600 and 894.

It is so, since a Chinese dynasty 1,100 years ago deplorably stopped to observe ancient laws and rituals faithfully anymore, eventually leading to establishment of foreign dynasties in mainland China between 1271 and 1368 (Yuan) and between 1616 and 1912 (Qing).

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That is all for today.

A real reformer must be determined to deal with any tragedy his/her opponents would bring down on him/her if he or she blongs to any political party.

(Maybe there was no attractive queen in Chine any more 1,100 years ago. So, it is better for any country to have a nice one, even in the U.S. or France.


Joh 1:27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

Monday, January 26, 2009

"Take Part of this Ministry"

(The Tokyo Bay toward Chiba Prefecture)

"Take Part of this Ministry"

The other day, being driven by a cold rain of the winter, I dropped in a convenient shop in a business building, though it was not a Seven-11 store.

There I found, by divine providence, an interesting humble book containing various letters notable figures in the Japanese history had written and delivered. Though it introduces just an excerpt of each letter, it really grasps the point of their communications personal, political, and strategic.


One example is a letter Shigeru Yoshida, then an ex-diplomat, sent to then Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe in 1940.

Shigeru Yoshida, knowing not his own destiny to serve the nation as prime minister after WWII, wrote seriously that the conclusion of the Tripartite Pact with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy had to be avoided. Yoshida, ex-Ambassador to England, claimed in the letter that the Empire of Japan had to exploit friendly relationships with England and the United States, since Nazi Germany looked like having no complete confidence in victory in the war it had launched.

However, then Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe did not respect Yoshida’s advice, allowing for the conclusion of the Tripartite Pact with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy.

Yet, the aim of the Tripartite Pact put in force in September 1940 is to indirectly hold movements of the U.S. in check, so that the U.S. would not join the war leading to WWII. The Empire of Japan wanted even the Soviet Union to join the Pact, which was completely broken by the Nazi Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union.

Though the Empire of Japan had the world No.2 navy and air forces just before the Pearl Harbor naval operation, its military strategy without any harmony and linkage with Germany’s and Italy’s was out of fashion and too much based on wishful thinking.

After WWII, Fumimaro Konoe, a proud member of one of historic noble families, committed a suicide as he was going to be arrested as a war criminal by the U.S. military being stationed in Tokyo following the surrender of the Empire of Japan in 1945.

But, ex-diplomat Shigeru Yoshida took a leading part in the post-war Japanese political community to assume the premiership between 1946 and 1947 and also between 1948 and 1954.

Conversely, it seems that as General Douglas MacArthur, who led the Allied Occupation in Japan after WWII, well knew the past political standpoint of Shigeru Yoshida, Douglas MacArthur friendly admitted the premiership of Shigeru Yoshida.

Accordingly, the Japanese diplomatic strategy after the Second World War to date has been based on or subject to the paradigm Shigeru Yoshida insisted even before the conclusion of the Tripartite Pact: the exploitation of friendly relationships with the U.S. and the U.K.


Once Chinese leaders, whose country was then receiving billion-dollar aid every year from Japan, said to President Mr. Bill Clinton that he should not respect Japanese, since Japanese were devious and dishonest. Mr. Clinton wrongly trusted the false accusation and even advised Russian leaders not to trust Japanese, since Japanese were devious and dishonest.

But, President Mr. Barack Obama must know that the Empire of Japan had realized the atrocity and slaying Nazis had been executing on European Judaists before WWII as little as the U.S. realized then.

For your information, incumbent Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Taro Aso is a grandson of Shigeru Yoshida, though the Prime Minister seems to be happy in these days, buying many intellectual books, enjoying shopping at Ginza, and giving an award to a champion of the Japanese-style wrestling called Sumo, while his approval rate has fallen to 20% or less…probably due to confidence in his family tradition…

Act 1:23 And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

Act 1:24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

Act 1:25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.

Act 1:26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.