Saturday, June 27, 2009
(A great miracle occurred recently in Tochigi Prefecture on the Kanto Plain, since a respectable citizen exonerated himself from a wrong charge and accusation after 17 years in a prison, having been applied a wrong DNA test result to.)
Yes, I heard that City Group raised a salary level by 50% or so on Wall Street and provided secret services to hundreds of bank accounts used by gangsters in Japan.
That is why political revolution is still needed in the U.S. and Japan as well as in Iran, North Korea, and China.
(To be continued...)
(The most incredible marriage for Japanese ever is, of course, the one of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, for the two do not look so anti-Christ...But, remember none of Jesus' disciples were blessed for their marriage, since Jesus Christ said that He blessed the unhappy only...though the Vatican has tried to interpret the concept "unhappy" in this context for 2000 years in vain...I really saw a young gangster-like male walking with a happy yakuza-type woman in the morning...
Mat 6:26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
Mat 6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
Mat 6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
Posted by EEreporter at 6/27/2009 10:42:00 AM
Friday, June 26, 2009
("Rain, Rain, River, and a Waterfall!"
It is so, since the Kanto Plain with Tokyo on is the largest plain in Japan with a 17,000 km2 area, while Israel is 20,000 km2 wide.)
To: Followers and Believers of God or Allah
Cc: Enemies of Followers and Believers of God or Allah
Subject: The Last Miracle of Jesus Christ
THE LAST MIRACLE
The last miracle, as recorded in the Bible, Jesus Christ in person performed was His ascending to the heaven while His disciples were watching.
It happened when they returned from Jerusalem where Jesus Christ had performed the most incredible miracle of recovering from His own physical death.
But, there was an additional one performed on Paul on his way to Damascus. This additional miracle was strongly tied with the last miracle of His ascending to the heaven.
Or it is strongly tied with all other miracles Jesus Christ performed to His hiding disciples in Jerusalem after His recovering from His own physical death.
Though Paul could not see Jesus Christ but only hear His voice, "Do not persecute me!" his disciples could see Him after His recovering from His own physical death.
It is so, since those disciples had actually seen and observed Him while He had been preaching until the death on the cross and the burial in a tomb. They had live images of Jesus Christ in their memory. Accordingly, they could "see Him" after His recovering from His own physical death.
But, as Paul had never seen and observed Him while He had been preaching, he could not see Jesus Christ while being spoken to by Him on his way to Damascus.
That is also why His disciples saw and observed Jesus Christ physically ascending to the heaven, though it was just His spirit that was ascending to the heaven (in the world so conceived by the disciples) in Galilee after they had returned from Jerusalem.
Human memory stored in the brain, sense of vision, and electromagnetic work on nerves in the eyes must have all worked in a special manner like in a night dream, so that His disciples could see Jesus Christ, but Paul alone could not after His recovering from His own physical death.
But, the core of the issue is that a holy spirit sometimes directly works on physical entities, including atoms, molecules, and cells and nerves.
(So, Jesus Christ told some women who met Him just after His resurrection at the tomb not to touch Him as He was still in a transition mode, somehow unstable, from the simple material world to the mighty spiritual world.)
Of course, an evil spirit also often tries to imitate this work and interaction between spirit and matter.
(Michael Jackson died. Hollywood is still active as I am here alive. Et vous êtes aussi comme n'étant pas à Los Angeles, ma dame.
Mar 6:26 And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.
Mar 6:27 And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
Mar 6:28 And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother.
Mar 6:29 And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.
Mar 6:30 And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.
Mar 6:31 And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.
Posted by EEreporter at 6/26/2009 12:17:00 PM
Thursday, June 25, 2009
(Yesterday, in the evening, at holy, though very common, rice fields 25 miles far from the Tokyo Bay)
CLEAR NATIONAL DEBTS
For ordinary American citizens and the majority of Americans, more fearful than terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon or Wall Street financial crises is no pension, no insurance, and no medicare to be fully paid back or provided by the U.S. Government, public entities, or private businesses.
The Japan Times
June 24, 2009
U.S. welfare ship rapidly taking on water
Robert J. Samuelson
In 2007, employer-provided insurance covered 177 million Americans, 59.4 percent of the population; in 1999, coverage was 63.9 percent.
Social Security and Medicare - programs for the elderly - represented the lion's share: $1 trillion in 2008.
The Congressional Budget Office projects the federal debt to double as a share of the economy (gross domestic product) to 82 percent of GDP by 2019...
If the Government stopped to provide public services to the people due to national bankruptcy, revolution would occur in the U.S.
If the Government said that it is all responsible for an individual to be rich enough or make money enough to live on one's own assets without relying on any public services as the Government has gone bankrupt, revolution would occur in the U.S.
Conversely, the Government would decrease the level of public services as low as possible, or to the extent that no revolution occurs, since the Government is about to go bankrupt.
But, at a few steps before the possible American political revolution, poor Americans elected Mr. Barack Obama as U.S. President in 2008.
If President Mr. Barack Obama should fail in meeting this critical request, what will occur in the U.S. in one step closer to the possible American political revolution?
Will rich, very rich, and super-rich American people start to offer their personal assets to clear national debts and help those desperate poor Americans?
Or will they get prepared to stand against the possible revolution to disperse revolting poor Americans from American streets?
Anyway, I am afraid that the situation might settle with 200 million rich Americans who eat beefsteak everyday and 100 million poor Americans who cannot eat beefsteak any day. Democracy will sustain this state of skewed balance.
No more meaning in the division between Republicans and Democrats, since all the population will be divided into 200 million rich Americans who eat beefsteak everyday and 100 million poor Americans who cannot eat beefsteak any day in the state of skewed equilibrium.
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The Japanese Ministry of Finance presents data impossible to overlook.
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In Japan, a revolutionary incident occurred in politics after all in 2001.
Mr. Junichiro Koizumi was elected due to vast support from the people as prime minister, defeating old-fashioned-elite-supported late ex-prime minister Ryutaro Hashimoto in the 2001 presidential election of the Liberal Democratic Party, since LDP is the largest ruling party in the parliament (called Diet).
In a sense, Mr. Koizumi can be rather regarded as having been a kind of Japanese Obama in 2001, since he actually introduced many dramatic changes into Japan, though some criticize that former Prime Minister Mr. Koizumi has been too pro-America.
However, no politicians have been able to enjoy the popularity comparable with Mr. Koizumi even after Mr. Koizumi spontaneously stepped down from the premiership in 2006.
Succeeding Prime Minister Mr. Shinzo Abe fell in illness; Succeeding Prime Minister Mr. Yasuo Fukuda abandoned his initiative to hold a general election; and incumbent Prime Minister Mr. Taro Aso has even lost some able and competent political allies from his Cabinet due to various unlucky incidents, thus losing his own popularity.
So, in the coming Japanese general election to be held by October at the latest, we might see what will happen in the situation the people are looking for somebody or something new to avoid national bankruptcy and maintain a level of social welfare.
Anyway, as we already had a Japanese Obama in 2001, Japanese voters will probably vote in more futuristic manner in the coming election for Lower House members of the Diet.
And now, those who predict that the LDP will lose power and the labor-union-associated Democratic Party of Japan will take the helm of state account for 90% of all the professional journalists and commentators.
So, it looks as if only incumbent Prime Minister Mr. Taro Aso of the LDP were in the position to bring a miracle in Japan nowadays.
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(To be continued...)
(Ils appellent cela «se marier».
Dan 6:24 And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the den.
Dan 6:25 Then king Darius wrote unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.
Dan 6:26 I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and stedfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end.
Posted by EEreporter at 6/25/2009 10:56:00 AM
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
(Yesterday in the middle of the "Tsuyu" rainy season of the Japanese archipelago...)
DEMOCRACY - People Power
SECTION I: Democracy
Long before Christianity was established, the concept of democracy had been discovered by mankind, in Greece around 2500 years ago.
Democracy is a form of government in which the right to govern is held by the majority of citizens within a country or a state. It is derived from the Greek δημοκρατία (dēmokratía (info)), "popular government", which was coined from δῆμος (dêmos), "people" and κράτος (krátos), "rule, strength" in the middle of the fifth-fourth century BC to denote the political systems then existing in some Greek city-states, notably Athens following a popular uprising in 508 BC.
Indeed, 2500 years ago, Buddhism and Confucianism were established. So, it is very interesting that the concept of democracy had been discovered by mankind, in Greece around 2500 years ago, before the era of Alexander the Great and Caesar of Rome.
Yet, in any political system, there are bad guys and ordinary guys. A democratic society that consists of only bad citizens is also possible.
So, Jesus Christ did not recommend democracy to Israelites. He said, "Serve others and be a servant to others if you want to be a leader in a community, a society, or a nation."
Today all the major European-dominant countries, including the U.S., have the two regimes: democracy and Christianity.
Only Japan is exceptional among the G8 nations. China is not democratic but at least socialistic. India's democracy does not save its people yet though it is somehow socialistic. Islamic countries are making very difficult efforts to balance Islam with democracy, if they believe that democracy is not a Christian concept.
Anyway, President Mr. Barack Obama is a kind of product of combined Christianity and Democracy.
So, how will democracy prevail in Iran, North Korea, and China in the near future?
Terrorists will not come to attack New York and Washington D.C. from a democratic country if not Christian or Judaistic.
SECTION II: Will Democracy Save the World?
Democracy, free market, and world-class religion might become factors that incur a great calamity to mankind in the near future or in the 21st century, since they are too easily accessed and abused by bad and evil guys, and due to arrogance of mankind reflected there.
Is an ideal country a democratic country or a Christian/Islamic/Judaistic country?
An ideally Christian country must be democratic. An ideally Islamic country must be democratic. And an ideally Judaistic country must be democratic.
But, in an ideal country being democratic or having any sort of state religion or free market must be a secondary matter.
However, as history of mankind has reached this state of the present world with Christian nations, Islamic nations, Judaistic nations, socialistic-dictatorship nations, and socialistic-Hindu nations, we have to adopt democracy as a measure to secure the balance between those various historical factors.
(So, at this point, Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan must adopt democracy; Pakistan must further develop it.)
Even if democracy is to be one of the factors that lead mankind eventually to a catastrophe in the 21st century (the Wall Street crimes are of a very democratic type), it will not be acute and drastic.
In that slow process of the possible great tragedy that might be caused by democracy, mankind might find more chances to turn to the God and Allah (not to any religion).
I think so, since it has taken 2000 years since the birth of Jesus Christ and the fall of Jerusalem, and 1300 years since the establishment of Islam.
Yet, some religious professionals claim that their religion is valuable as it helps democracy, which might be a shallow thinking.
Catholic Education Resource Center
Democracy & Religion in America
What happens when religion is pulled out from the foundations of the republic? Alexis de Tocqueville reflected more deeply on the inherent weaknesses of democracy, stripped of religion, than anybody. His thesis went something like this: The premises of secular materialism do not sustain democracy, but undermine it, while the premises of Judaism and Christianity include and by inductive experience lead to democracy, uplift it, carry it over its inherent weaknesses, and sustain it.
Anyway I do recommend you not to use the word "religion" but use "faith" or "belief," if you really want to follow the God or Allah, since it is not religion but orders that God or Allah has issued to mankind.
In addition, it is said that Alexis de Tocqueville found in America that "by the late 18th Century, democratic values which championed money-making, hard work, and individualism had eradicated, in the North, most remaining vestiges of old world aristocracy and values," which is also interesting in considering the American democracy/religion paradigm.
SECTION III: Additional Remark on Yesterday's Posting
I meant that Emperor Showa and General MacArthur must have discussed at least some about the new Japanese Constitution and made some comparison between the Imperial Military and the American military forces in their secret meetings.
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A decade ago, namely in the last days of the Clinton Administration, there were no deficits in the American federal budget as then President Mr. Clinton proudly announced.
American democracy and Wall Street's hi-tech financial business seemed to promise a century-long prosperity for the United States.
Everybody turned blind eyes to the 1997 death of Princess Diana, the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in East Africa by AlQaeda, and the 1999 death of JFK Jr.
And then, now in 2009, everybody has witnessed the first African American President working in the White House like in a movie, the Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy and the GM's bankruptcy in addition to American troops so active around Iran while North Korea blasted nuclear bombs and launched a long-ranged missile.
It is just like after defeating the Soviet Union and then suppressing Japan, the United States has finally faced its true enemies in the world and history.
Can American democracy and Christianity overwhelm them?
(C'est ce qui est universel, mon chéri. It is not fun, but it is unversal.
Luk 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
Luk 6:23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
Luk 6:24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.
Posted by EEreporter at 6/24/2009 12:22:00 PM
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
(Sorry I was not in the Metro train running around the White House but in the real suburbs to Tokyo Prefecture...)
OKINAWA in 1945 and IRAN in 2009?
They say that some 78 million American baby boomers are retiring in these days. But what is this concept of "retiring?" The show of history has just begun with the realization of the first American President who is the son of an African. And, like around 1980, another revolution seems to just begin in Iran...No happy retirement for followers of the God and Allah, definitely.
SECTION I: BATTLE OF OKINAWA 1945
Today, Japanese Prime Minister Mr. Taro Aso has visited the Okinawa island (Okinawa Prefecture) located in the most southern part of Japan.
He attended the ceremony to commemorate the end of the Battle of Okinawa having been fought between March 26 and June 23, 1945, in the last phase of the Pacific stage of WWII.
The U.S. and its allies mobilized and concentrated 2,000 ships and 548,000 troops for the greatest landing operation in the human history on Okinawa islands.
The Imperial divisions prepared for the desperate defense battles with 116,400 soldiers and officers so as to gain time for the Imperial Government to fortify defense on Japan proper.
Though the allied lost 12,520 lives of their troops, the Imperial Military lost 94,136 lives in addition to 94,000 deaths of honest and courageous Okinawa civilians.
The Imperial Military however did not forsake troops and civilians engaged or involved in the war on Okinawa, 1000 miles far southwest from Tokyo. The Tokyo Headquarters sent 1,900 kamikaze attack planes from the Japanese mainland to Okinawa, whose sole mission is to hit and sink U.S. naval ships: one fighter plane for one battle ship.
Even the greatest war ship Yamato was dispatched to Okinawa as a kamikaze mission on the sea without any plan to return to its home port.
When the Battle of Okinawa ended, the Empire of Japan should have and must have decided to end the war and immediately ordered Imperial generals, officers, and soldiers to surrender to the allied military.
Then, June 23, 1945 would have been the last day of the Second World War for Japan.
Note: A grandfather of Prime Minsters Mr. Taro Aso is Shigeru Yoshida, a past prime minister of Japan who negotiated often directly with General Douglas MacArthur stationed in Tokyo after the unconditional surrender of the Empire of Japan on August 15, 1945. Though it is said that General MacArthur met Emperor Showa only once officially during his assignment in Japan for six years, there is a study claiming that they met total 11 times in utmost secrecy.
SECTION II: DEMOCRACY OVER SHINTO AND ISLAM
Before WWII, all the Japanese male adults had a voting right, each.
There were several political parties, and civilian premiers were sometimes in charge of administration of the Empire of Japan.
But, a hurdle to cross was raised beyond the pace of progress of democracy in the Empire of Japan, due to the Great Depression that started in 1929.
The samurai-spirited Empire chose the way for war only to be totally defeated by the world except Germany and Italy.
Then, by providence, American Christians occupied Japan and introduced full democracy into Japan.
Consequently, democracy was put above shintoism, the de-facto state religion of the Empire of Japan.
But, Japan has leveraged this freedom and liberty assured by the new constitution to rebuild the nation and surpass all the WWII allied nations, except America, in terms of technology and economy in the subsequent half century.
This must be the situation Iran now faces.
Full democracy must be introduced into Iran. It must be put over any religion, including the Iranian version of Islam.
Yes, from Iraq to Afghanistan, full democracy must be introduced like in the case of the Empire of Japan in 1945 and after.
Nonetheless, war and civil war must be avoided as a vehicle to convey full democracy to the region.
President Mr. Barack Obama had better pull out all the troops from Iraq and Afghanistan but recommend the retiring 78 million American baby boomers to move to Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan as democracy missionaries.
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As a kind of punishment General MacArthur strongly and forcibly recommended the Japanese Government to adopt a draft of new Japanese constitution prepared by his staff.
However, General MacArthur must have envisaged that the Japanese people would naturally change and modify some part of the constitution in several years, since it includes the very controversial Article 9 renouncing a state right of war and declaring total elimination of armaments for war.
General MacArthur and his staff must not have dreamed that Japan would extremely honestly continue to keep the constitution as it was until 2009.
But, there are no such Christian, Islamic, and Judaistic countries in the world as has an article in their constitution equivalent to the Japanese Article 9.
In this context, Japan is the most Christian, Islamic, and Judaistic in the world.
Accordingly, Japan is the most blessed by the God, Allah, and Yahweh, in my very personal view.
(CHAPTER II: RENUNCIATION OF WAR
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. 2) 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.)
That is all for today.
(La paix et la grâce sont universels bénédiction, mon ami. It is also my wish: peace and grace upon you if not in an Okinawa hospital.
Mat 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Mat 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
Mat 6:23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
Posted by EEreporter at 6/23/2009 11:39:00 AM
Monday, June 22, 2009
(Bye-bye Tokyo! See you soon, since I live 30 minutes far.)
American Agenda and Asian Agenda
NPR over the Internet broadcast "Born in the USA" of Bruce Springsteen this morning as I accessed the NPR stream.
Once I was driving late night from Yokohama to my town via Tokyo streets to get tired and drop in a cafe or restaurant on the road side; I felt like I was a Japanese Bruce Springsteen since there were some Americans in the shop.
Of course, in those days, no one dreamed that another Vietnam-War-class military age would come to the U.S. almost 20 years after.
Yet, I do not know how much musician Mr. Bruce Springsteen contributed to the rise of Mr. Barack Obama.
Your reading EEE Reporter at New York or Los Angeles in the midnight might contribute to the future rise of, for example, the first foreign-born U.S. President or the first Judaist, Islamic or Buddhist U.S. President.
SECTION I: UNSECURED AMERICAN VOTERS
I suppose at least half of the viewers of this blog do not work for powerful international enterprises based in the U.S. or Europe.
New York Times, July 14, 2008
By Reed Abelson
Of the 47 million uninsured people in this country, at least 20 million are employed by small businesses or work for themselves - a figure that has increased by an average of more than 500,000 a year since 2000. That is why, even as the presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama are floating ideas for making insurance easier to obtain by individuals, there are also efforts under way to address the needs of small businesses.
"Half of the uninsured people in our country are working for small businesses," said Nancy Wyman, the state comptroller for Connecticut...
With its 15% of the population left uninsured and insecure, how can a presidential candidate who proposes a health-insurance system that covers all of its citizens not be elected as U.S. President?
But, I recommend President Mr. Barack Obama to put the system on private initiatives of the health insurance industry. It is so, since freedom and liberty are worth risking their lives in the U.S.
SECTION II: Great is Asia
To tell the truth, it has been indeed difficult that Japan alone, as a representative of Asia, competes with Europe and North America.
Japan is getting relived, in this context, with the rise of Taiwan, Korea, China, India, and other Asian countries busy deploying their capability in the modern material industry and trade.
(Click to enlarge.)
As the population of Asia is seven times larger and the GDP is 0.8 times larger, Asians live nine times more materially sinless life compared with EU citizens and NAFTA people.
(Theologically, the Devil can capture a European or a North American nine times more easily.)
The above table I prepared, however, implicates a kind of difference in cultural paradigms between the old world and the new world, NAFTA.
In this sense, you might be happier living in North America on a different level of freedom and liberty.
But, form a historical point of view, the value of North America to mankind depends on whether or not they can establish a new religion, such as Judaism, Christianity, or Islam.
Another table focused on religion and morality is needed for analysis on three major regions on the globe.
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(To be continued...)
Mar 6:22 And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.
Mar 6:23 And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.
Mar 6:24 And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.
Posted by EEreporter at 6/22/2009 11:40:00 AM
Sunday, June 21, 2009
(Oh, what Pictures of Tokyo!)
Ask Yahoo! who the "Tokyo Bay Reporter" is.
Note: He is not king of monsters.
Posted by EEreporter at 6/21/2009 02:21:00 PM