Saturday, October 03, 2009
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Sports, Politics,and Religion
As of 2008, it is said that there are 9.5 million households in the U.S. each of whom has personal financial assets worth more than one million dollars. The number of these affluent American households was doubled between 1995 and 2007.
In Japan, it is said that there are 1.5 million persons each of whom has personal financial assets worth more than one million dollars (or one hundred million yen). The number of these affluent persons was doubled in these 15 years, further growing.
So, there will be many rich men and their families who will gladly fly to Brazil from Tokyo or Chicago to enjoy the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
But, President Mr. Barack Obama cannot enjoy Olympic Games with his friends in Chicago if he is still U.S. President in 2016.
Yet, it is more difficult to foresee what party will be in charge of the government of Japan in 2016.
SECTION I: Contribution of Hebrews, Israelis, Judaists, and Israelis
Has the God ever told Hebrews, Israelites, Judaists, and Israelis to save the world?
This is a very important question.
It is so, since it is impossible to think that the God ever said to them to prosper and enjoy life neglecting poor and unhappy tribes who do not worship the God in their manner and manners.
However, there is justification: only Hebrews, Israelites, Judaists, and Israelis have been righteous to the eye of the God while other members of mankind are simply worse than them.
And, to your astonishment, this justification can be sustained:
The Son of the God appeared only among Israelites, which is the absolute proof of righteousness of Hebrews, Israelites, Judaists, and Israelis over others.
So, in this theory, Jesus Christ took charge of saving the world in lieu of God-loved Israelites.
Logically, Judaists are not to be saved by Jesus Christ if they are to be saved directly by their God.
Accordingly, today Judaists and Israelis do not seem to be relying on Jesus Christ for salvation of their souls.
Therefore, Judaists and Israelis should not be blamed at all by Christians.
So, I say that it had been 2000 years from Abraham to Jesus Christ; and it has been also 2000 years from Jesus Christ to "you" living today.
Don't "you" have anything to say to the God Almighty and Lord of Mankind?
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If President Mr. Barack Obama had not flown to Copenhagen, American voters must have been more disappointed for the same IOC decision.
So, Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama reasonably flew to Copenhagen regardless of the outcome, though Tokyo Prefecture is said to have already spent more than 150 million dollars (15 billion yen) to be elected as the 2016 Olympic venue in vain.
The lesson is that if Spain and Portugal are vying like in the 16th century, Japan and the U.S. had better not be involved, since the Vatican might be behind it, if not U.S. Republicans.
Mar 10:2 And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.
Mar 10:3 And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you?
Mar 10:4 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.
Mar 10:5 And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.
Mar 10:6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
Mar 10:7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
Mar 10:8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
Mar 10:9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
Posted by EEreporter at 10/03/2009 12:07:00 PM
Friday, October 02, 2009
January 1964: The Winter Olympic Games were held in Innsbruck, Austria.
March: Sharp and Sony, Japanese makers, launched the world first semiconductor-based desktop calculators.
April: IBM delivered the System/360 mainframe computer.
April: Japan joined OECD.
May: PLO was established in Palestine.
June: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was committed to prison in South Africa.
June: The first marine cable was installed between Japan and America.
August: The Gulf of Tonkin Incident occurred between the U.S. Navy and North Vietnam.
October: The first Shinkansen Super-Express Train started to operate b/w Tokyo and Osaka.
October 10, 1964: The Tokyo Summer Olympics start in Japan.
You should note that after the assassination of JFK in 1963, the Gulf of Tonkin Incident occurred between the U.S. Navy and North Vietnam, leading to the decade long Vietnam War.
Yet, it is remarkable that the U.S. launched Mariner 4 to the planet Mars, returning the first pictures of the Martian surface in November 1964.
Indeed, the sky is full of stars more than star athletes on the ground.
SECTION I: Mesopotamia, Jerusalem, and Egypt
Ancient Persians occupied Mesopotamia, Jerusalem, and Egypt, 2500 years ago.
Alexander the Great occupied Mesopotamia, Jerusalem, and Egypt.
The Roman Empire occupied Mesopotamia, Jerusalem, and Egypt.
The Islamic Empire occupied Mesopotamia, Jerusalem, and Egypt.
The Turkish Empire occupied Mesopotamia, Jerusalem, and Egypt.
The British Empire occupied Mesopotamia, Jerusalem, and Egypt.
The American Empire is now exercising its hegemony over Mesopotamia, Jerusalem, and Egypt.
Yet, it looks like it must be the era of the Roman Empire that Jesus Christ should emerge.
It has resulted in today's propagation of Christianity as shown below with percentage of population in each country.
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Indeed, if Japan, China, and India combined should surpass a potential of any other regional economic alliance in the world, you may realize that it is the era of Non-Christianity, or non-religion of any old world-mainstream sort, for peace and prosperity in addition to salvation of human souls.
It is so, since Wall Street, full of Anglo-Saxon guys associating with super-rich Judaists and Arab noblemen, has borrowed huge yen from Japan, while expecting huge investments from China and huge investment chances into India.
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It will be around 2 a.m. of Saturday, Japan Time, that the International Olympic Committee will choose one city among Tokyo, Chicago, Madrid, and Rio de Janeiro.
Anyway, it is eight hours from now.
Yet, I think Japan should hold some sort of great international events every four years, starting from 2010 with support from China, India, and Russia, if any.
Indeed, Great is the God, since the God is so Great!
Mat 10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
Mat 10:2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
Mat 10:3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;
Mat 10:4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
Posted by EEreporter at 10/02/2009 12:14:00 PM
Thursday, October 01, 2009
If the IOC should decide that the 2016 Olympic Games should be held in Chicago or other candidate city, Tokyo Governor Mr. Shintaro Ishihara might resign soon after coming back to Tokyo from Copenhagen.
In that case, the Tokyo gubernatorial election will be held in a month or two. It would be other big event of 2009 for 12 million residents in Tokyo Prefecture. The ruling party DPJ and the ex-ruling party LDP will have to be also tested again with their candidates; but who will run?
However, there are almost 50 million Americans who cannot consult a doctor because they cannot pay their doctor bill or have a health insurance company pay their doctor bill. And those 50 million Americans are waiting for President Mr. Barack Obama to set up a public health insurance scheme available for them for free or so. Yet, President Mr. Barack Obama must rally back up from at least 100 million more Americans to realize the scheme, since America has 300 million population.
If the presence of Mr. Barack Obama at Copenhagen turns to be a crucial factor for the decision on the 2016 Olympic Games venue, he would more easily garner support for whatever policy he intends to bring forth through Congress.
So, the fate of 50 million helplessly poor Americans who cannot consult a doctor looks like resting on President Mr. Barack Obama's contending against other candidate-country leaders over playing host to the 2016 Olympics.
Japan's Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama should, nonetheless, make his best effort to sustain the Tokyo Governor's spirit as he is going to join the Governor at the IOC assembly soon.
As for me, it is not so bad to go and see the city Chicago where Al Capone and his subordinate Jack Ruby once lived so historically sinfully as reported even here in Japan.
(Yet, I do not feel like the 1964 Tokyo Olympics were completely over long time ago...it must be still waiting for me to come and see...)
SECTION I: Europe vs. Persia
Europe might have been conquered and occupied by non-European races four times in history: Egyptians, Persians, Huns, and Mongolians.
The only tribe that still claims its potential to militarily compete with European races is Persians or Iranians, since Israel is enjoying huge support from the E.U. and the U.S.
Yet history tells Persia was once or around 500 B.C. the sole ruler of Asia Minor, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan in addition to their home land.
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As the period around 500 B.C. is special with Confucius, the Buddha, and the start of editing the Old Testament, the state of the Persian hegemony must have some deep meaning for the human history.
Confucianism, Buddhism, and the Old Testament have still significant influence on people in the world, but this Persian Empire or Achaemenid Empire (558–330 BC) seems to have completely lost its glory.
But, my theory is that this Persian Empire was so powerful as it conquered both Egypt and Mesopotamia. It must have had a potential to destroy both the Hebrew culture and the Greek Civilization. However, the God did not allow Persians to do so; rather He had Alexander the Great defeat Persians, since Greeks were more lenient to Hebrews. The God further suppressed Persians so formidable to other races and tribes around them by introducing Islam into Persians.
And, now, the danger the modern Iran poses on descendants of the Greek Civilization, namely Europeans, and Israelis seems not to be rooted in Islam but in the Persian tradition first found in 500 B.C.
And, exercising this traditional potential in the early 21st century after long years of lying low under the hold of Islam may be the only reason why only Persians have been allowed to keep their military potential against Europeans, while Egyptians, Huns, and Mongolians lost it long time ago.
But why modern Iranians are allowed today to exercise their traditional potential?
Are Europeans (Americans, and Israelis) so bad?
Has Islam become so irrelevant to the global situations?
You may make little account for it, but so many U.S. and NATO troops have been actually engaged in battles around Iran, namely Iraq and Afghanistan, in addition to Israeli troops in Palestine.
What is the scenario on Iran the God Almighty has drawn?
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Yesterday of Japan Time, a great tsunami hit an American territory in the Pacific Ocean; also yesterday another horrible great earthquake hit Indonesia like 2004, the year before 2005 when former Pope passed away.
Anyway, hold on.
Joh 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
Joh 10:2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
Posted by EEreporter at 10/01/2009 10:13:00 AM
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Recently Japan's Foreign Minister Mr. Katsuya Okada wrote in his personal blog site that Secretary Mrs. Clinton was a cool and tough lady and he had to refine his English more.
Also recently Japan's Financial and Postal Services Minister Mr. Shizuka Kamei said: "Normally, if borrowers are having a hard time, lenders should voluntarily help them to survive and grow so that the state doesn't have to intervene."
Comparatively young F.M. Mr. Okada is expected to become prime minister of Japan in future, while very veteran Minister Mr. Kamei once competed hard with former P.M. Mr. Junichiro Koizumi over the post of the LDP president and thus the prime minister of Japan, in vain.
Some American elite seem to be already starting to build a friendly connection with Mr. Okada, even before the 8/30/2009 general election, but also already being leery of Mr. Kamei's stance.
In this context, the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan that lost power due to results of the 8/30/2009 general election might, I am afraid, try to leverage their long and strong tie with some American elite to check the deployment of Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama's Cabinet further impressing Japanese voters favorably...
SECTION I: Buddhism around Pakistan and Afghanistan
Most of educated Japanese know the name of king Ashoka (304 BC – 232 BC), since he made his kingdom, the Maurya Dynasty, one of the greatest Buddhist kingdoms in history.
But, King Ashoka was born after Alexander the Great (356–323 BC), the implication of which is however not fully examined by any professors or scholars.
When looking at the state of Buddhist proselytism at the time of king Ashoka (260-218 BCE), you would be more interested in the sequence of Alexander the Great and King Ashoka:
Indeed, it is a mystery why Buddhism was not propagated into the Middle East and further to Europe.
Nonetheless, it is very unthinkable that Israelites had never heard of this great religion Buddhism created in India around 500 B.C., since Greater India, including Pakistan, was just next to Afghanistan, a kind of extension of Persia familiar to ancient Judaists.
In short, without King Ashoka who must have been highly influenced by the legacy of Alexander the Great, Buddhism could not be propagated to China and then Korea and Japan.
Then, without Alexander the Great, no Japanese Buddhism should have been possible.
Yet, without Alexander the Great, there should not have been the era of Caesar and Cleopatra.
And, it is very difficult to think of the emergence of Jesus Christ without the era of Caesar and Cleopatra.
Finally, Japanese Buddhism and Christianity alike owe each formation and establishment to Alexander the Great.
So, when Japanese people view Pakistan and Afghanistan as a critical region for their religion, they will open their eyes to history, namely the God Almighty...
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Oh, I thought I could go to bed earlier in these days, but it is now past 2 a.m. of Thursday as I have now narrowly found time to finish this posting!
(It is a chanson anyway someone might love to listen to...
Mat 9:29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
Mat 9:30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.
Mat 9:31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.
Mat 9:32 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.
Mat 9:33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
Posted by EEreporter at 9/30/2009 09:36:00 AM
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Japan has been ruled mainly by the Liberal Democratic Party for decades though the major opposition party was once the Socialist Party of Japan and then the Democratic Party of Japan.
But, following the defeat in the 8/30/2009 general election, the LDP turned to the opposition, and thus Prime Minister Mr. Taro Aso stepped down. Then, the LDP elected veteran lawmaker Mr. Sadakazu Tanigaki as its new president.
I do not think that Mr. Tanigaki, a graduate of the University of Tokyo, cannot recover morale of LDP members and their supporters as he won votes in the LDP presidential election held yesterday more than twice the votes his young rival Mr. Taro Kono got to narrowly save his face as future candidate for the LDP presidency.
Indeed, especially in 1980's when 80% of the Japanese people believed that they were respectable members of the middle class of globally growing and flourishing Japan, the LDP was the most adequate political party to entrust with power of national administration and over huge budgets.
By the way, it is a big surprise that President Mr. Barack Obama himself has decided to fly to Copenhagen and attend the IOC meeting.
Japanese Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama may have to ask his charming wife to join his travel to Copenhagen for the 2016 Olympic venue contest.
Yet, to tell the truth, I have never been to Chicago, to your expected surprise.
SECTION I: History of Christianity in China
Nestorius died in Egypt in 451 though he served as archbishop
in Constantinople till 431.
His unique school was forbidden by the Vatican but reached Persia and finally China in 635 during the era of the Tang Dynasty.
Nestorianism was approved by a line of Chinese emperors and somehow accepted by not a few Chinese people till it was forbidden and wiped out from the surface of society in 845 when Buddhism and other foreign religions were attacked by an emperor.
It is thought that there were 50,000 or so Nestrian Christians in China when the unique Christianity was virtually terminated in 845.
The state of missions of Nestorians in Tang China between 635 and 845 is proved by a stone inscription, though it was created in 781 but has survived the history to date.
To put it bluntly, this special school of Christianity has left no influence on China and the Chinese people of today.
But, there is a theory that Japanese monks who learnt Buddhism in the Tang Dynasty also learnt some about Nestorianism though they seem to have regarded it as part of Buddhism. When they returned to Japan, they launched a new school of Buddhism where some spirit of the unique Christianity was embedded.
Accordingly, as the special school of Buddhism is still actively practiced in Japan, Nestorianism created in the 5th century in Constantinople is thought to have some underlying influence on Japanese people of today.
Today, the most interesting type of Christians in China is called "Culture Christians."
They have encountered Christianity in their study of the Western Culture.
They have not found Christianity in any sort of churches in China.
But, they have discovered the Western religion Christianity while they are learning some specific subject of the Western culture or science related to their profession or personal inquiry.
So, those Chinese Culture Christians are not interested in rituals and theories performed in churches.
Other Chinese Christians do not fully accept them as members of the same religion.
But, if a revolution should be set off by Chinese Christians in future, these Christians must be those called Culture Christians, in my view.
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To tell the truth, I did not think that the year 2009 would become a more drastic year for Japan than 2008 was.
In 2007, the year 2008 looked so far, but the planned 2008 Beijing Olympics looked somehow ominous and the planned 2008 U.S. Presidential Election looked somehow getting beyond imagination.
In fact, the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games were accompanied by the Great Sichuan Earthquake and the Tibet turmoil; the U.S. Presidential Election ended with the first African American President elected in the wake of the Wall Street Shock.
Then, in 2009, the most drastic regime change in half a century has happened in Japan.
As if the history of Japan had reached a climax, nobody in Japan today seems to have any idea on what's coming in the year 2010...
Or can we find any clue through observing TV reporting...
(Is Europe burning like in 1960's?
Joh 9:28 Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples.
Joh 9:29 We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is.
Joh 9:30 The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes.
Joh 9:31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.
Posted by EEreporter at 9/29/2009 09:00:00 AM
Monday, September 28, 2009
(Tokyo Metropolitan City Hall)
Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Yukio Hatoyama is reportedly to fly to Copenhagen, Denmark, as Tokyo Governor Mr. Shintaro Ishihara arrived there yesterday.
If the 2016 Olympic Games should be destined for Rio de Janeiro, no Japanese would doubt over the legitimacy or fairness of the International Olympic Committee.
Rather, more Japanese are concerned with the recent sharp hike of the yen to 0.88 yen per one U.S. cent or 88 yen per U.S. dollar.
It may be time for reviewing the legitimacy or fairness of the U.S. dollar as key currency, since G8 Summit is going to take on new significance as P.M. Mr. Hatoyama suggests.
SECTION I: Christianity vs. Chinese Communism
The American elite believes that more than 1.2 billion people in China are well supervised, controlled, educated, watched, and monitored or disciplined by the Chinese elite.
With the tight control of society, there is no room for turmoil and conflicts of the scale which will adversely affect the Chinese market.
There will be no room also for unexpected policy change in the Chinese Government, since it is occupied, filled, and managed by the de-facto sole political party, the Chinese Communist Party to which most of Chinese elite belong or virtually belong.
With such merit of the Chinese Communist Party, the huge Chinese market is stable and de-facto pro-American Chinese policies are secured as the autocratic Government can suppress any insurgents who, if with power, might adopt an anti-American strategy openly.
It is as if the Chinese Communist elite exercises dictatorship over its people in order to satisfy American politicians, investors, and business leaders and even a U.S. military elite, so that the Chinese Communist Party in return can save its face and maintain its domestic hegemony with various types of help and support from America.
Yet, if Christianity prevails in China, a kind of revolution will occur and spread to eventually destroy the despotism.
The point at issue is whether the American Government will cooperate or is actually cooperating now with the Chinese Communist Party to suppress any potentially dangerous religious movement in China, including Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism, since Marxism itself is a kind of religion based on a certain idea of a certain Judaist.
In other word, is there true friendship between Chinese people and American Christians?
(To be continued....)
(Is music a common language in the world so much as Olympic games are, if you are listening in Denmark, Freunde?
Mar 9:26 And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.
Mar 9:27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.
Mar 9:28 And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?
Mar 9:29 And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
Posted by EEreporter at 9/28/2009 10:16:00 AM