Saturday, September 19, 2009

"Because They Feared the Jews"

(Japan's National Road No.1 at Kasumigaseki, Tokyo; Japanese elite bureaucrats have been quasi-members of the upper class unlike British civil servants of the Queen.)

Systems of Fear

The two most influential bosses of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan are former Prime Minister Mr. Yoshiro Mori (lawmaker since 1969) and veteran Upper House member Mr. Mikio Aoki (a few years older than Mr. Mori though having learnt in the same university).

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Yet, as the Democratic Party of Japan won the general election held at the end of August, those two most influential lawmakers look like having little influence on the Cabinet led by Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama.

(On the other hand, some conservative citizens are worried about any possible influence of North Korea on the Hatoyama Administration while the N Korea-committed abduction case is pending...)

Nonetheless, elite bureaucrats of the Japan's Ministry of Finance seem to have never been afraid of any boss of bosses of the LDP, since they are the master of the national budget since the first modern government was established in the Empire of Japan in the late 19th century.

However, only fools do not fear what should be feared, and those top bureaucrats cannot be fools. Then, what and whom have they feared at least after WWII?

That is a big question for the Japanese politics.

That may be under taboo.

However, if millions of honest citizens cannot receive a pension due to negligence or sabotage by officials in charge, no questions and no taboos count any more.

Japanese voters would gladly vote for Japanese Obamas but not for old bosses in political circles even in the Upper House election scheduled for the next summer.

SECTION I: Native Americans and Hispanics

It is not Chritsinaity but violence by European races that has the most affected American Indians in the North and South American Continents.

(To be continued...)

("Qui ne peut pas cesser de vous aimer, ma chère, après tout?"

Joh 9:19 And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see?

Joh 9:20 His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind:

Joh 9:21 But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself.

Joh 9:22 These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.

Friday, September 18, 2009

"There Came a Certain Ruler"

(NHK TV reporting the new Hotoyama Cabinet)
(Asahi TV presenting new ministers and their challenges)
(Fuji TV showing P.M. Hatoyama leaving his home; "Good morning, sir, Prime Minister!")
(And so on...)[I sometimes wonder how they can avoid mishandling of a matter in a live broadcast if it is so late in the night...]

The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper this morning reported an initial approval rating for the new Hatoyama Cabinet: 75%

It is fairly high since it is a record next to Mr. Koziumi's: 87%.

In a survey by other news agency, P.M. Mr. Hatoyama's rating is ranked the third historically but it is still remarkable.

Yet, it is still astounding to recall that former P.M. Mr. Junichiro Koizumi of the LDP was supported by 87% of the Japanese citizens at the start of his regime in early 2001.

Comapred with that fervant expectation that unique politician Mr. Koizumi (in a tie-up with unique Foreign Minister Mrs. Makiko Tanaka) would surely change the government and the nation, Prime Minister Mr. Hatoyama of the DPJ looks like being just short of an overwhelming personal magnet.

So, the LDP, now fallen into the state of the Opposition, must choose a new president who could provide new hope for economic growth and restoration of Japan's traditional value systems for sound conservative voters, while they have two major contenders: veteran Mr. Sadakazu Tanigaki and rising Mr. Taro Kono.

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Probably, Mr. Kono, devoted son of notable former chairman of the Lower House Mr. Yohei Kono, would give more an impression that the LDP is undergoing reformation than former Finance Minister in the Koizumi Cabinet Mr. Tanigaki, a lawyer-turned lawmaker.

(The last and third LDP presidential election candidate is Mr. Yasutoshi Nishimua, a Lower House member, too.)

Anyway, there are so many potentially able politicians and (ex-)bureaucrats in Tokyo, since I walked around Kasumigaseki Street in the end of August, as you suspected reasonably.

SECTION I: American Religion

Since the era of Columbus around 1500, many Europeans moved to America.

Yet, the most notable move was identified with the Mayflower Compact, the first governing document of Plymouth Colony, signed on the ship Mayflower on November 11, 1620 by 41 of the ship's more than one hundred passengers.

In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, etc.

Having undertaken, for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith and Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the First Colony in the Northern Parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one of another, Covenant and Combine ourselves together into a Civil Body Politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute and frame such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cape Cod, the 11th of November, in the year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France and Ireland the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth. Anno Domini 1620.

However, there were reportedly 17 male Saints, 14 female Saints, 10 minor Saints, 17 male Strangers, 9 female Strangers, 14 minor Strangers, and 14 male Servants, one female Servants, and six minor Servants on the ship.

Following this contract, Puritans (Saints) and employees (Strangers) of the British colony company, Virginia Company, vowed to cooperate in living and cultivating the new settlement.

In summary, Americans are those who from the beginning needed the God to make a contract with one another.

This is not ignored since it is said that one in every six Americans today is a direct, indirect, remote, or very remote descendant of Pilgrims and others on board Mayflower.


For example, Secretary Mrs. Hillary Clinton might even say that the God is an instrument for making a contract with other person.

It is also noteworthy that the last samurai regime of Japan was established to eventually close the country around 1620, leading to intensification and further growth of unique Japanese nationality and spiritualism.

Indeed, when American Christians started to prevail toward the West on the new continent till 1860's Civil War, Japan started to close the nation so as to prevent diffusion of Christianity from Western powers till 1860's' civil wars for modernization of the nation.

Truly, what belongs to commonsense in Japan is not part of American commonsense at all, in most cases.

(To be continued...)

(C'est un peu comme une cerise jaune, chère, since it is just the second day for the new prime minister of Japan. Peacefully, have a nice weekend! )

Mat 9:18 While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

Mat 9:19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

"The Christ of God"

(The Tokyo Tower and Government Office Quarters)

Real Factors

The new Cabinet of Japan was started yesterday as Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama appointed all the state ministers, including Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Mr. Akira Nagatsuma, a hero who made public the scandalous pension-fund management a few years ago.

The Japanese media look like expecting a fierce political battle over the postal service privatization issue with new minister in charge Mr. Shizuka Kamei at the center of polemics.

However, what voters request Mr. Hatoyama's Cabinet and his DPJ to tackle is the remodelling and rebuilding of social welfare systems, including pension programs. Some people might be really thinking that Minister Mr. Nagatsuma should be in charge until they get a pension in their hands.

So, in order to cope with the DPJ, the old ruling party LDP must choose a new president tougher and abler than Minister Mr. Kamei and Mr. Nagatsuma, since former Prime Minister Mr. Taro Aso was too rich to understand the need of pensions for ordinary and poor citizens.

In contrast, it looks like that Mrs. Miyuki Hatoyama, who once worked in a shop in New York after having left show business in Japan, has contributed to Prime Minister Mr. Hatoyama's understanding of psychology of ordinary people, though the Hatoyama family has been super rich.

SECTION I: American View on the World

The most important factor for the global peace after WWII has been the American view on the world, as everybody understands.

If you can control how the American people conceive the world and international relationships, you can control the world including America.

For an extreme example, if you are given the ability by Allah to have Americans share the common view on life and society with Muslims, no wars would be fought by Americans on Islamic lands.

For another extreme example, if you are given the ability by the God to have Americans share the common view on money and society with followers of Jesus Christ, no financial crisis would be triggered again from America.

Today, America has for the first time the African American President, while Japan has a new ruling party (DPJ) that overwhelms the 55-year (old) ruling party LDP through general election for the first time.

Yet, the American view on the world is not totally changed, and the Japanese view on their living is not revolutionarily changed.

(To be continued...)

(Ils ont été les journées qui n'ont aucun sens, ma chérie. It is so, since the belief is that the God loves those who follow the Christ. )

Luk 9:17 And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.

Luk 9:18 And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?

Luk 9:19 They answering said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again.

Luk 9:20 He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"He is a Prophet"

(The Sky over Tokyo Area)

Japan's from-today Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama yesterday called very veteran ex-LDP politician Mr. Shizuka Kamei to take up a Cabinet post in charge of reviewing the postal service privatization as Mr. Kamei so wishes.

As the total amount of the Japanese postal saving fund reaches 350 trillion yen or $4 trillion, this appointment is the most horrific one among all the appointments to the total 17 Cabinet ministers.

It is so, since Mr. Kamei has been strongly against the privatization of the Japanese postal service former Prime Minister Mr. Junichiro Koizumi exhaustively pursued with his powerful aid and economist Mr. Heizo Takenaka after the 9/11/2005 general election.

Mr. Shizuka Kamei, an ex-law-enforcement-bureaucrat and national lawmaker since 1979, is one of the most controversial politicians who were virtually driven out of the LDP by then Prime Minister Mr. Koizumi.

One common political stance between new Prime Minister Mr. Y. Hatoyama of the DPJ and Mr. Kamei of the People's New Party is anti-Wall Street philosophy, since Wall Street companies are reportedly trying to craftily seize $4 trillion funds reserved in Japanese postal saving accounts.

(Around 3 p.m. of today, House-of-Representatives member Mr. Yukio Hatoyama was elected as the 93rd prime minister of Japan with 327 votes among 480 cast by all the House members. )

SECTION I: Asian Philosophy, European Philosophy, and American Philosophy

There are three old sources of the Asian philosophy: Brahmanism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.

Mostly the latter two have contributed to formation of the Japanese spiritualism where human desire is essentially hated as ugly and thus harming to integrity and salvation of a man.

The European philosophy is based on Christianity that the God presides over the universe and the world. Without following His teaching, a man cannot be admitted to Heaven.

The American philosophy is based on the notion that the God especially prepared America so that a man can fulfill the American Dream.

If an evil-hating man was born in Japan, Europe, or America, there would be no critical difference in his spiritual life.

But, if an evil-friendly man was born in Japan, Europe, or America, there would be some grave difference, since difference in philosophy could multiply effect.

What is more, education is essentially provided for people based on philosophy widely accepted in society.

(To be continued...)

(Vous seul pouvez vous-même. Accordingly, your are subject to the God who is almighty. It is where I claim my own over people, dear. )

Joh 9:16 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.

Joh 9:17 They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a prophet.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"But Thy Disciples Fast Not?"

(Tokyo Area, Japan; Click for inspection.)

International Comparison and Difference

China welcomes Japan's new Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama.

It is so, since the Chinese Communist Party seems to regard Mr. Yukio Hatoyama as a more acceptable politician than new DPJ Secretary-General Mr. Ichiro Ozawa well known as pro-China in Japan since the era of P.M. Kakuei Tanaka in early 1970's.

After having established the Democratic Party of Japan in 1996, Mr. Hatoyama visited China as head of the DPJ to see then Chinese President Mr. Jiang Zemin.

In those years Mr. Ichiro Ozawa was not a member of the DPJ, but Mr. Naoto Kan, another veteran leader of the DPJ, has been more pro-China, visiting China in 1984, 1987, 1999, and 2003.

After very veteran Mr. Ozawa joined the DPJ in 2003 and was elected as head of the DPJ in 2006 (in charge till this May), the three veteran leaders of the DPJ, Mr. Ozawa, Mr. Hatoyama, and Mr. Kan, together flew to Beijing to be welcomed by Chinese President Mr. Hu Jintao.


Japan has had five very conservative prime ministers in a series from the Liberal Democratic Party: Mr. Yoshiro Mori, Mr. Junichiro Koizumi, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Mr. Yasuo Fukuda, and Mr. Taro Aso all of whom China does not show affection for as much as it does for DPJ Mr. Ozawa, Mr. Hatoyama, and Mr. Kan.

(Former Prime Minister Mr. Yasuo Fukuda was the most China-friendly prime minister among the five very conservative and pro-American PMs from the LDP.)

Now, the LDP and incumbent (till tomorrow) Prime Minister Mr. Aso have phenomenally lost in the 8/30/2009 general election; the most popular LDP leader Mr. Koizumi (an old friend of Mr. George W. Bush) retired on the election passing his seat in the Lower House to his son; and their new president is yet to be decided.

If the era of the conservative LDP has gone, the liberal DPJ might be reasonably expected by Chinese leaders to open a new era for Japan and China.

Of course, no Japanese voters expect the DPJ to adopt an anti-American policy, since so many Japanese businesses and business persons are engaged in their business in America.

SECTION I: Difference between Japan and Europe

When the Russian Revolution was triggered in 1905, it is said that those who could not read and write accounted for 80% of all the Russians.

India was a closed world of caste or class segregation, so that we cannot expect a majority of the Indian people could read and write before its independence from the U.K. after WWII.

In China, where farmers were never educated well traditionally by dominant classes, those who could not read and write accounted for 85% when the Cultural Revolution was set off and raged around 1970.

(Chinese characters are ten times more difficult to learn than the alphabet, namely A, B, C, etc.)

Yet, in France, those who could read and write at least their names (on a marriage certificate) accounted for 55% for men and 35% for women around 1820; yet the actual literacy rate is considered to be 33% or so in France, the most sophisticated nation in Europe, around the 19th century.

As for Japan, during the Tokugawa samurai era, from the 17th century to the 19th century, 50% of boys and 15% of girls went to elementary school mostly set in temples of villages and towns all over Japan.


More specifically, it is estimated that in the 18th century, only 10% of Parisians and 20% of Londoners could read and write, while 70% of residents in Tokyo (then called Edo with one million population around 1800) could read and write.


Of course, 100% of samurais could read and write.

The key to this higher literacy rate in Japan hundreds years ago or in the samurai dominance era lies in their way of administration to govern farmers and villagers.

Samurais did not live in villages with or near farmers. Instead, they lived in a town or a city built around a castle with or near craftsmen and merchants.

European landlords and noblemen lived in villages near farmers, though their residences were big stone castles overlooking villages so as to monitor farmers. If children of farmers had wanted to learn reading and writing, they had to enter a Christian monastery. European landlords and noblemen tried to keep farmers illiterate for easy control.

But, in Japan, samurais did not adopt the European style of direct control of farmers. Accordingly, farmers and their leaders should read, write, and calculate any tax-related official documents to be submitted to, or received from, samurai landlords or officials who occasionally came to a village to collect straw rice bags and so on as tax referring to land ledgers and family registrations.

And in every village in Japan from hundreds of years before, there was a Buddhist temple or a Shinto shrine whose priests and monks could read and write. Samurais partly entrusted those religious leaders with monitoring of villagers. And those priests and monks were respected by farmers through their teaching them how to read and write.

It should be also noted that 90% of the Japanese population was farmers in the samurai era or before 1868.

SECTION II: American Education

(To be continued...)

(Quel monde merveilleux dans lequel nous vivons! It is so, since drug crimes are being eliminated in the TV entertainment sector of Japan, aren't they, dear? )

Mat 9:14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?

Mat 9:15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.

Monday, September 14, 2009

"Jacob Have I Loved, but"

(Around Tokyo)

Who the next president of the Liberal Democratic Party is one of the biggest concerns, at least, among media people in Japan.

As incumbent Prime Minister Mr. Taro Aso is forced to step down due to the massive defeat in the 8/30/2009 general election, his LDP is to elect a new president by the end of September.

Referring to a Web site designed for forecasting elections and other political matters, most possible candidates are as follows as of the morning today:
Mr. Sadakazu Tanigaki...25 points
Mr. Shigeru Ishiba...7.5
Ms. Yuriko Koike...6.0
Mr. Yoichi Masuzoe...2.2
Mr. Yasuhisa Shiozaki...1.2
Mr. Nobutaka Machimura...1.1
Mr. Shinzo Abe...0.9
Mr. Nobuteru Ishihara...0.3
Mr. Koichi Kato...0.1

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So, the new president of the 55-year ruling party-turned opposition LDP will be probably former Finance Minister Mr. Tanigaki. However, it might take four years or so for any lawmaker elected as LDP president to take back power from the Democratic Party members of Japan led by Mr. Yukio Hatoyama, since the term for the Lower House of the national Diet is four years, without snap dissolution.

SECTION I: Historical Transition of Money Center

Some Japanese experts think that the global money center will sooner or later move to Asia from New York.

Around the 15th century, the global money center was at Lombardy, Italy.

Then, in the 16th century, Antwerp, Belgium, became the money center as the Spanish Empire obtained so much silver from South America, since Antwerp was the financial center for the empire.

And then, in the 17th century, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, took over as the money center, since the Counter Reformation drove Spain to attacking Antwerp.

Between the 18th and 19th century, London prepared for transition to gold standard after establishing a route for inflow of gold from Brazil, thus establishing itself as the global money center.


In the 20th century over the two world wars, New York rose to the position of the global money center.

And, in the 21st century, some Japanese experts think that the global money center will sooner or later move to East Asia from New York.

However, it is said that move of experts in the money business was the key to the above transition of the global money center. Without transfer of knowledge, skills, and experts to a new center, such massive transition must have been impossible.

Yet, in this Internet age, the transfer of human resources and infrastructures needed for launching a new global money center can be accelerated.

I suppose there will be a cluster of East Asian cities to constitute the global money center as a whole.

It is better than putting the global money hegemony only in the hands of the Anglo-Saxons and American/British Judaists.

Anyway, the Roman Empire, as with Chinese ancient dynasties, started money economy, followed by the Spanish Empire, the British Empire, and the American democratic Empire. But, before mankind enters no-money economy, one more transition of money center might happen to East Asia and India.

SECTION II: Japan Has Never Been Colonized by Europeans

Schools in the world must teach that Japan Has Never Been Colonized by Europeans.

It is so, since there are many people in the world who cannot understand why Japanese people has developed its nation to the world-leading state without having been a colony of Western powers in the past.

And such poor people are often spotted not only in Afghanistan and Somalia but also on Wall Street.

(To be continued...)

(Les Japonais aiment la lune. It is not because the moon looks like a gold coin, dear, though. )

Rom 9:13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

Rom 9:14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.

Rom 9:15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

Rom 9:16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.