Saturday, August 29, 2009

"But Whom Say Ye that I Mm?"

(Watch out!)

(Tous les maîtres de l'art et les entreprises doivent obéir au Christ. Once I found that I had some talent in music, though I never thought a composer was a nice job.


Mar 8:29 And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ.

Mar 8:30 And he charged them that they should tell no man of him.

Friday, August 28, 2009

"I Do Nothing of Myself"

(NHK TV analyzing an election-race state)
(TV Asahi starting to discuss social problems)
(Fuji TV focusing on a policeman drunk driving case)(They must be warming up for Sunday's election-result reporting to be "historic" in Japan, since it is a shift to a more anti-militarism, anti-large company, and anti-USA regime....)

Holy, Imperial, and Democratic

Q: Why do the Japanese media forecast that the Democratic Party of Japan will take 300 seats from total 480 Lower House contested seats on the August 30 poll?

A: It is because 50% to 70% of Japanese citizens have felt that they might not be able to fully receive a payment of pension due to irresponsible management by the LDP-led Government.

It is 240 among 480 if 50% voters go anti-LDP; 336 among 480 if 70% voters go against the LDP/New-Komeito government. With 60% assumed, Mr. Hatoyama and his DPJ can win 288 seats, overwhelmingly.

As the sum of seats of the DPJ's and the LDP's will be about 420 based on a certain calculation, Mr. Aso's Liberal Democratic Party will be able to get only 132 seats if the DPJ takes 288.

(It will be 252 if 60% of 420. But, do you think that Ms. Yuriko Koike, Ms. Satsuki Katayama, and Ms. Yukari Sato will all fail in the election only because they belong to the LDP, though nothing is personal?)

Q: Will Mr. Yukio Hatoyama, head of the DPJ, succeed in maintaining his Cabinet long for the full term of the new lawmakers, namely four years?

A: Most probably not. He is too rich. As very rich Prime Minister Mr. Taro Aso cannot fully understand minds and hearts of poor or ordinary citizens, Mr. Hatoyama might miss a sign of a change in people's minds. The Upper House Election scheduled next summer will be a turning point for his political life.

(Ronald Reagan and Mr. Bill Clinton did not look like born super-rich, thus having been re-elected. But, Mr. George H. W. Bush looked so. Without the 9/11 Terror in 2001, Mr. George W. Bush must not have been re-elected in 2004, either. In this context, the situation for Mr. Barack Obama seems to be a little close to that of Mr. Jimmy Carter. In addition, Mr. Junichiro Koizumi was not regarded as a greedy man, thus having sustained his Cabinets for almost five years in Japan.)

Q: Is the pension management scandal the only issue?

A: It is the largest issue. It will be the major factor for deciding the outcome of the poll. Without this scandal the LDP/New-Komeito government is mostly and duly responsible for, there must be no chance for the DPJ, with full of younger lawmakers, to seize power through a general election.

However, most of candidates, including top executives of the DPJ, do not seem to understand it, since they are rich enough not to live on pension in future.

In this election, voters are going to vote for the largest opposition party, the DPJ, in order to secure their pension reserves. No other policy differences and agendas have such an impact.

Q: Who and what party are you going to cast your ballots for on this Sunday?

A: As almost 100% Japanese citizens can read and write, each voter is requested to write names of a candidate and a party he or she chooses in a balloting booth.

However, it is neither illegal nor a constitutional violation to leave the voting slips blank and drop them into a ballot box.

If 10% of the Japanese voters files blank slips this time, the God might be pleased, in my feeling.

(You can also judge the judges of the Japanese Supreme Court on this occasion. The approval voting for the elite judges is to be concurrently conducted on the coming Sunday. However, I will not judge them, though they have virtually failed in a recent case of abuse of stimulants by one of the most popular actresses.)

The Constitution of Japan
Constitution November 3, 1946

Article 6. The Emperor shall appoint the Prime Minister as designated by the Diet.
The Emperor shall appoint the Chief Judge of the Supreme Court as designated by the Cabinet.

Article 67. The Prime Minister shall be designated from among the members of the Diet by a resolution of the Diet. This designation shall precede all other business.

If the House of Representatives and the House of Councillors disagree and if no agreement can be reached even through a joint committee of both Houses, provided for by law, or the House of Councillors fails to make designation within ten (10) days, exclusive of the period of recess, after the House of Representatives has made designation, the decision of the House of Representatives shall be the decision of the Diet.


(To be continued...)

(La vérité la plus choquant peut pas être déclarés. But, everything will be known to the world, as Jesus Christ says so. And, whenever the summer is going to end, I feel as if it were going to start. Since August 29 will be the last old-fashioned Saturday of this political era, I may go and take some "historic pictures" of Tokyo, though this is somehow personal.


Joh 8:28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.

Joh 8:29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

Joh 8:30 As he spake these words, many believed on him.


Thursday, August 27, 2009

"Whom Say Ye that I Mm?"

(The Tokyo Bay)

Legacy of Dynasties

Mr. Edward Kennedy has gone, while President Mr. Barack Obama may occupy the White House seven and a half more years.

JFK was a symbol of an American new wave in early 1960's. The ugliness of the Vietnam War and the splendors of the American moon exploration enhanced the image of the bullet-fallen president. The horrible assassination of Robert Kennedy added weight to the historical presence of JFK and his family, including JFK Jr.

Forty-six years after the tragic death of JFK, the youngest one of the Kennedy brothers has gone leaving Mr. Barack Obama (and Mrs. Hillary Clinton) as if he had accomplished his mission.

In Japan, today, there are two prominent families with their brothers elected for the national Diet (though its Lower House members are to be elected newly on August 30): Former Prime Minister Mr. Shinzo Abe (LDP) and Upper House lawmaker Mr. Nobuo Kishi (LDP); and Next-Prime-Minister Regarded Mr. Yukio Hatoyama (DPJ) and former state minister Mr. Kunio Hatoyama (LDP).

However, the Hatoyama families and the Abe/Kishi families are remotely connected. Even incumbent Prime Minister Mr. Aso Taro's family is very remotely related to them.

Many of these prominent upper-class families in Japan seem to be remotely or closely connected with one another around the Imperial Family at its center from before WWII or since the modernization of Japan started in the latter half of the 19th century.

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Specifically, Her Majesty Empress is from an upper-class family named Shoda.

The Shoda family is connected with the Hamaguchi family established by former prime minister (of before WWII) Osachi Hamaguchi (1870-1931).

The Hamaguchi family is connected to the Abe/Kishi/Sato clan having sent three former prime ministers: Mr. Shinzo Abe, his grandfather Nobusuke Kishi (1896-1987), and Kishi's younger brother Eisaku Sato (1901-1975).

The Hamaguchi family is also linked with the Hatoyama family, since a grandchild of former prime minister Ichiro Hatoyama (1883-1959; also a grandfather or Mr. Yukio Hatoyama) married a grandchild of Osachi Hamaguchi.

In addition, incumbent P.M. Mr. Taro Aso's younger sister married a cousin of His Majesty Emperor.

Former P.M. Mr. Shinzo Abe is also remotely connected with P.M. Mr. Aso through another relationship with relatives of Nobusuke Kishi (former P.M., a grandfather of Mr. Abe) and relatives of Shigeru Yoshida (1878-1967; former P.M., a grandfather of Mr. Aso).

Yet, as this is the era of Mr. Barack Obama, owing to Edward Kennedy, Next Prime Minister yet-to-be-voted-for Mr. Yukio Hatoyama might pave the way for a true Japanese Obama after future completion of his service as prime minister of Japan, though there are no African-Japanese politicians in Japan today...

Anyway, you had better view EEE Reporter than joining MIT Open Course for study on Japan.


It is so, though you may find a book on the Hatoyama dynasty interesting:
The Hatoyama Dynasty: Japanese Political Leadership Through the Generations

(This book is cutting-edge research on the world's second most productive country." -- Chalmers Johnson, author of MITI and the Japanese Miracle and Japan: Who Governs?)

SECTION I: Legacy of Chinese Empires

Without inventions of printing, gunpowder, and a compass, Europeans could not develop their civilization to the present level at all.

Nonetheless, these inventions are not originated in Europe. It is Chinese who invented them all.

By AD 593, the first printing press was invented in China, and the first printed newspaper, Kaiyuan Za Bao, was available in Beijing in AD 713. It was a woodblock printing. And the Tianemmen scrolls, the earliest known complete woodblock printed book with illustrations, was printed in China in AD 868; it did not supersede the use of block printing.

A Mongol bomb thrown against a charging Japanese samurai during the Mongol invasions of Japan, 1281.

Thus, the use of a magnetic compass as a direction finder occurred sometime before 1044, but incontestable evidence for the use of the compass as a navigational device did not appear until 1119.

The typical Chinese navigational compass was in the form of a magnetic needle floating in a bowl of water.[13] According to Needham, the Chinese in the Song Dynasty and continuing Yuan Dynasty did make use of a dry compass, although this type never became as widely used in China as the wet compass.

(To be continued...)

(Un drame besoins de déplacement du soleil au-dessus et une âme pitoyable sur le terrain. Yet, the black sun means an end of a certain age, since a total eclipse of the sun was observed this summer. However, when a drama ends, who should remain with whom? )

Mar 8:27 And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am?

Mar 8:28 And they answered, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets.

Mar 8:29 And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ.

Mar 8:30 And he charged them that they should tell no man of him.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"He Commandeth even the Winds and Water"

(Around the North of Tokyo City Center; Do not shoot leaves of a morning glory.)

Power Transition and Underlying Philosophy

Mr. Lawrence Summers is not going to replace Mr. Ben S. Bernanke as FRB chairman, subject to President Mr. Barack Obama's decision.

Yet, the President should know that Mr. Robert Rubin and Mr. Alan Greenspan are not highly appraised, as with Mr. Summers and Mr. Bernanke, by many non-nonsense economists, politicians, and journalists worldwide who have studied their behaviors in these decades.

Yet, we had better check influential and prominent figures around Next Prime Minister Doubtlessly-Promised Mr. Yukio Hatoyama of Japan, the second largest democratic/liberal economy in the world.

(Around September 4, Mr. Yukio Hatoyama is expected to form the DPJ-centric Cabinet after his overwhelming victory with a very stable number of seats in the Lower House Election on August 30, 2009.)

Mr. Ichiro Ozawa: An old fashioned expert of election campaigns. A national lawmaker since late 1960's without interruption. Looking like an elder brother of Mr. Yukio Hatoyama

Mr. Naoto Kan: An old fashioned liberal expert in political games. A national lawmaker since 1980. Still looking like a young hero of 1970's at the end of the Vietnam War.

Mr. Azuma Koshiishi: An old fashioned expert in leftist political games in public-school education fields. A national lawmaker since 1990, though born in 1930's. Looking like a boss of ex-Socialist Party members in the National Diet.

Mr. Katsuya Okada: An ex-elite bureaucrat of the Japanese Government. A national lawmaker since 1990. Looking like a trusted leader of young DPJ members, though he is several years older than Mr. Barack Obama.

Ms. Makiko Tanaka: An exceptional politician, as she is the daughter of legendary Kakuei Tanaka who assumed the office of the prime minister in early 1970's. She was appointed to Foreign Minister by Mr. Junichiro Koizumi in his first Cabinet in 2001, but fired in early 2002, thus leaving the LDP. Looking like going to have an unpredictable influence on diplomatic policies of the coming Hatoyama Cabinet, at least in terms of China and U.S. CIA.

Finally, I recommend Mr. Yukio Hatoyama to find some experts in economics, though the Prime Minister Yet-To-Be-Officially-Elected seems to have some friends who would even write a book or create a work of art for him.

Now, politicians, experts, journalists, top businessmen, and other people concerned not only in America but also in Asia and other regions must bring information they have had about Japanese politicians into check against the above "EEE WHO's WHO."

(Note that ruling of the nation Japan by the DPJ can technically continue without interruption for four years until 2013.)

SECTION I: Chinese Dynasties

Yuan ("Gen" in Japanese, AD 1279-1368) and Qing ("Shin" in Japanese, AD 1644-1912) are two Chinese empires established by a tribe who defeated and dominated the Han people, respectively.

If the whole Europe had been once defeated and dominated by Turks or Arabs, there might have been some analogy.

Indeed, the history of China since the first empire Qin is a history of wars between the Han people and Northern peoples of Asia.

And, twice in these 2200 years, the Han people were dominated and directly governed by foreign peoples, namely Mongolians (Yuan) and Manchurians (Qing).

Yet, the Chinese Civilization dominated those foreign rulers who were simply stronger than the Han people in terms of armed forces and capability of war.

Those foreign invaders of China had been living mostly in herding society in cold North East Asia, so that riches the Chinese agricultural society produced enchanted them so much and eventually induced their invasion.

Accordingly, those foreign rulers never tried to destroy the Chinese Culture while using Han elite for administration of the nation, but such ruling by other tribes made the mentality of the Han people complicated.

In this context, as Han toppled Yuan and drove out Mongolians to establish a new empire named Ming ("Min" in Japanese, AD1368-1644), People's Republic of China can be regarded as a result of the long strife with Manchurians, Russians, other Western powers, and finally Japanese to establish a new Han empire.

Yet, as it was in the middle of the 20th century, they needed Western philosophy and Marxism as an ideological base to unify various peoples and tribes on the Chinese continent and found a new empire.

In addition to Marxism and socialism, what helped leaders of the Chinese communist party was of course lessons learnt from the success of the First Empire Qin. Unfortunately, they did not try to rely on Confucianism and other ideal developed in ancient China before Qin.

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Distinction between religion and politics has been achieved in Japan since 1192 when the first samurai regime was formed at Kamakura, far east of Kyoto, the imperial capital.

The samurai class was in charge of politics and government since then until 1868; and successive emperors remained outside the realm of political hegemony just with religious authority.

So, there has been advanced order for long periods to date in Japan.

In Europe such separation was clearly realized, too, long time ago.

But, America and China do not look so simple in this context.

(To be continued...)

(Le soleil ne change jamais, c'est le ciel qui change. My love never changes; it is air of the era that changes. So, be higher or lower to avoid poisonous air. )

Luk 8:25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.

Luk 8:26 And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

"Ye Shall Die in Your Sins"

(Rice Fields and Suburbs Around Tokyo in the Summer of 2009)

President Mr. Barack Obama on Martha's Vineyard might be asking, "Who Yukio Hatoyama?"

So, allow me to present some on Next Japan's Prime-Minister Doubtlessly-Promised Mr. Yukio Hatoyama if Mr. Michael Green is not in charge:

(Click to enlarge.)
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Incumbent Mr. Taro Aso is not a fool at all regardless his careless comments in these days; he has shown his guts and talent to carry out his mission of leading the Liberal Democratic Party into the general election.

But, he is too rich to be Japan's prime minister to lead the nation one more year.

However, in the economic turmoil since September 2008, he wisely avoided dissolving the Lower House of the National Diet for almost one year.

Otherwise, the general election campaign must have taken one month and another in a huge political turmoil, since it would have been the greatest regime change in 50 years.

This great regime change from the LDP-led Government to the DPJ-led Government needs almost two months' preparation on the people's side for their voting.

In the U.S., then President Mr. George W. Bush was not running for the 2008 Presidential Election, and Congress was in full charge of the Great Financial Crisis in 2008.

Yet, in Japan, a regime change, under the parliamentary Cabinet/government system, taking such two-month blankness in national politics would have caused more confusion in the society and people's life.

Refraining from hosting a snap election in the last year, despite a little favorable situation for the LDP, is the great performance for Prime Minister Mr. Taro Aso, since going for election at that time around October 2008 would have been easier for any prime minister in that situation than avoiding it.

(Had it not been for P.M. Mr. Aso's this refraining, virtually total three months must have been lost, since the LDP presidential election was held in September 2008. No stable government from September to November of 2008 in the second largest economy Japan should have been so dangerous and unthinkable to the world!)

Prime Minister Mr. Taro Aso is now really fighting a desperate election race like a samurai general without any able aids. If he should lose a half of incumbent Diet members of his party the LDP, from 300 to 150, he should not be looked down on.

(Truly, the setting sun may look like crying to one of the founders of the LDP [since 1955], Ichiro Hatoyama, a grandfather of Mr. Yukio Hatoyama...)

Nonetheless, Prime Minister Mr. Taro Aso should learn the fear of poor voters who are going to lose their retirement income from pension refunds due to poor management by the Government. Then, his eyes might open to the truth of this political situation.

As for Mr. Yukio Hatoyama, head of the Democratic Party of Japan, he had better learn more the fear of poor voters who are going to lose their retirement income from pension refunds due to poor management by the Government. Then, his eyes might open more to the truth of this political situation.

(Anyway, Mr. Yukio Hatoyama should be also careful about his wording in an interview: )

SECTION I: Europe and China and Their Histories

Greece is not the leading country in Europe today.

Greece is not a large country including the Balkan Peninsula, the Italian Peninsula, the Iberian Peninsula, and other regions south of the Alps plus France and so on, today.

But, China today occupies fully or partially the lands or territories of Koreans, Manchurians, Mongolians, Tibetans, Uygurs, and other southern tribes.

It is so since the success of unification of all the Han nations by Qin around 200 B.C. was so overwhelming, serving as a precedent to all other successive Chinese empires, including People's Republic of China of today.

Accordingly, Sinocentrism has developed so ineradicably in China.

Think of how proud they should be if ancient Greeks or Romans had succeeded in maintaining their empire to this day.

In a sense, Chinese or the Han people of today could be other ancient Greeks or Romans who had succeeded in maintaining their empire to this day.

(To be continued...)

(Jésus Christ a dit de ne pas épouser une femme divorcée, which is the gravest issue for mankind today, as you might guess, since Princess Diana died at the end of the summer of ominously...


Joh 8:24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

Joh 8:25 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.

Joh 8:26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.

Joh 8:27 They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.

Monday, August 24, 2009

"There Was a Great Calm"

(Around Tokyo yesterday)

American experts in the international affairs are gradually turning their eyes to the coming epoch-making change in the Japanese Government:

U.S.-Japan Ties under the DPJ: Reluctant Realism Redux
By Michael J. Green
Aug 7, 2009
Ozawa the enforcer

Katsuya Okada is an attractive and popular politician, but if he stays as Secretary General of the party, he will probably not be an enforcer of intra-party or intra-coalition politics. Ironically, the enforcer could be Ichiro Ozawa—the one man in the DPJ who really understands power in the most Machiavellian sense. Hatoyama’s campaign slogan "yu-ai" means "fellowship." Ozawa’s philosophy might be described as "crush anyone in the way."

Ozawa may have said many unhelpful things about the US over the past few years, but the Obama administration should hope that he is just behind Hatoyama imposing discipline on the disparate groupings with the DPJ and whipping the left towards the center. If not, it might be better for the DPJ to fall apart in a cacophony of clashing populist themes so that Japan can move quickly to the next stage of political realignment.

The regime change in Japan is not going to happen around the Japan-U.S. alliance; it is around pension scandals.

Yet, it is true that the next ruling party of Japan hopeful DPJ includes many members who regard America as a great threat to the peace in the world. Those members are associated with labor unions and the ex-Socialist Party of Japan.

These leftist members sometimes share anti-America sentiment with Japanese right-wing nationalists, since both the group do not like American military and monetary arrogance.

However, this is the era that the Chinese Communist Party has become a friend of the U.S. Government if not of American workers, taxpayers, and voters.

Even the toughest leftists or right-wing members of the DJP love to enjoy traveling in America. They love to see American movies. They casually drop at a McDonald Hamburger shop. They must be surely enjoying the MLB games on TV or actually going to see Ichiro or Matsui in a ballpark at Seattle or New York.

They like American culture but do not like American military and monetary arrogance.

They are not enemies for American workers, taxpayers, voters, and consumers.

(They think that they cannot be rich because some LDP politicians connive with bad and rich Americans linked to Wall Street to engage in predatory practices targeting Japan's wealth by changing Japanese traditional, social and economical systems for their convenience.)

The coming DPJ Administration of Japan will never challenge America militarily or financially, though they will refrain from changing domestic systems in favor of Wall Street.

If the Chinese Communist Party is a friend of the U.S. Government, the coming DPJ Administration of Japan is a brother of America, as the incumbent ruling LDP Administration has been.

Indeed, the future between Japan and the U.S. can be so rosy, since both the country is going to be administered by a Democratic party each.

SECTION I: China and Europe and their Histories

Europe can be another China. Or China might have to be another Europe.

But, Europe consists of many countries while China does not.

Basically the Chinese history is the history of the world subject to the glory of the ancient Chinese Civilization.

Basically the European history is the history of the world subject to the Roman Emperor or the Pope.

(Basically the Japanese history is the history of the world subject to the cultural/religious authority of the Emperor of Japan and power struggles among samurai clans.

Basically the American history is the history of the world subject to whatever justification of immigration to America for American Dream.)

(To be continued...)

(La vie en rose.


Mat 8:24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.

Mat 8:25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.

Mat 8:26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Confucius vs. Shang Yang

(Mt. Fuji some 15 miles far past six o'clock in August 2009; the photo taken from a 200Km/h running Shinkansen express-train by EEE Reporter.)

I woke up past the noon today. I could not stop writing about Emperor Jin-mu and Xu Fu (Jyufuku) on this blog late last night.

I had a little job to do today; the sky is cloudy and not sweltering hot; yet, they are broadcasting live a baseball game between senior-high school teams at Koshien, a yearly national event of the summer in Japan.

You might think that how foolish I am writing something about the Japan's history nobody in the world would mind and read.

But, there are thousands of students in the world studying Japan and Japanese.

Besides, my past writing about the Imperial Army of Japan advancing so overwhelmingly and swiftly from Shanghai to Nanjing in 1937 seems to have attracted some attention from Western viewers. (I am extremely sorry for some grave and illegal activities of Imperial Army officers; but Chinese leaders responsible for Nanjing defense actually neglected helpless citizens and left them behind in a desperate turmoil, running away from the great city Nanjing before the Imperial Army launched attacks, while some civilian clothed Chinese soldiers were fighting back abusing helpless civilians...)

Anyway, Confucius (551?-479 B.C.; "Ko-shi" in Japanese) did not exalt democracy but Confucianism.

Shang Yang (? -338 B.C.; "Sho-ou" in Japanese) did not exalt democracy but Legalism, thus leading Qin to be the first empire in China around 200 B.C.

Just like the great conquest by Alexander the Great in 330's B.C. has a fundamental influence on today's situations around the Middle East, the two schools of ancient Chinese philosophy, Confucianism and Legalism work as an underlying code of behaviors of people and the elite in East Asia since the First Chinese Empire so established around 200 B.C.

Roughly speaking, China has been observing Legalism formality more, especially after WWII; Japan has been respecting ethical Confucianism more in these 2000 years, except in a very exceptional short period leading to WWII.

The coming of Xu Fu from Qin to Japan, leveraging the Qin's First Emperor's desire for eternal life believed to be realized by a secret elixir kept in legendary holy land Japan, is emblematic of this historical context, since Xu Fun and his followers never tried to return to battle-fatigued Qin governed in accordance with cold-blooded teachings extracted from School of Law.

Hence, some historians of today imagine that Japan's First Emperor Jin-mu was a kind of Xu Fu who was officially and directly dispatched virtually to the Japanese islands by the China's First Emperor of Qin around 200 B.C.

Finally, I do not recommend all the politicians in Japan to continue their profession unless they review and learn again this history of East Asia, even if the DPJ should oust the LDP/New Komeito Government by a huge margin through the coming general election.

(You had better indeed view the EEE Reporter blog rather than watch a TV political debate program supported by neither a divine mandate nor a divine revelation...This is an era of Mr. Barack Obama, the African American U.S. President, to whose ascendancy no Japanese journalists have contributed but EEE Reporter, dare I say it...)

Ok, now I've got to go!