Saturday, October 10, 2009

"Prophesy Again Before Many Peoples"

(Mt. Fuji of summer, Japan)

SECTION I: Not the 2016 Chicago Olympics But the 2009 Nobel Prize

President Mr. Barack Obama's failure at Copenhagen for the dream of the 2016 Chicago Olympics has, however, resulted in his unforeseen success in securing big support from Europe, in the form of Nobel Peace Prize.

It has also revealed how much Europeans are disappointed with Wall-Street driven America.

So many workers in Europe, from Ireland to Poland over to Russia have had dreadful experiences over the past year due to the Wall-Street-triggered global financial crisis.

It has also revealed how much Europeans are afraid of possible expansion of the War on Terror.

There are so many Muslims deeply rooted in European societies. The bloody terror in London and Madrid several years ago cannot be forgotten. The nation wide violent protests by Islamic youths in France a few years ago cannot be forgotten. Europeans want President Mr. Obama not to follow suit after former President Mr. George W. Bush.

The cost for awarding President Mr. Obama the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize is far better to bear than expected costs for suffering another global financial crisis and more acts of terror in Europe.

Now, Mr. Barack Obama might be able to view the 2012 President Election from a different angle.

In addition, Japanese people really want President Mr. Obama to visit Hiroshima or Nagasaki, as they deeply feel something to this decision by the Nobel Prize Committee.

SECTION II: Modern Money Games and Judaism

The following Judaists are especially noted in a certain book on the Wall Street-triggered crisis of capitalism of 2008 written by a notable Japanese author:
Robert Rubin, US Secretary of Treasury
Sanford Weill, Citigroup
Alan Greenspan, FRB
Henry Kissinger, Kissinger Associates Inc.
Paul Samuelson, a Nobel Economics Prize Winner
Lawrence Summers, US Secretary of Treasury
Richard Fuld, Lehman Brothers
James Wolfensohn, World Bank Group
Michael David-Weill, Lazard Freres
Penny Pritzker, a financier of Barack Obama's presidential campaign
George Soros, a stock investor



And the Japanese author found a connection with Rothschilds in all these prominent Judaist figures.

He wrote that most of rich people in America and Europe know that they cannot make a huge fortune without relying on these people.

Apart from any conventional conspiracy theories since the Middle Ages, the point at issue here is of course as to whether there is any inevitability of their being Judaists, including Rothschilds.

Could there be any possibility or chance that they could be simply Christians, while they have been leading globalization of economy and pursuing the unscrupulous acquisition of money?

If they were all Christians, would they change their way of working, following other code of conduct in the financial sector, the government sector, and political circles?

Or conversely, as they have huge money and privileges, is there any need for them to continue to be Judaists? With such huge wealth, does religion still matter for them?

But if you still like to put it this way, does Judaism, 2000 years after the fall of Jerusalem and 4000 years after Abraham, inevitably have to generate all this kind of people who were in decisive positions responsible for the global financial crisis in 2008?

Then, the answer to the critical problems the world faces today must be found in Judaism, since nobody among those prominent figures wants to call themselves non-Judaists.

(To be continued...)

(Indeed, life is just saying farewell to the past if not another step onto the sunny street...

Rev 10:9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.

Rev 10:10 And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.

Rev 10:11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

Friday, October 09, 2009

"The Kingdom of God "

There are 50 million very poor people in the U.S., waiting for President Mr. Barack Obama to rescue them.

What they want above all is medicine, specifically various good medicines for a cold, stomach distress, blood stanching, pain relief, hypertension, diabetes, etc.

So, President Mr. Barack Obama should distribute "medicine tickets," like food stamps, each worth 100 dollars to every poor citizen for free as the first step.

A poor and sick man can bring the ticket to a hospital to receive medicine or treatment that costs 100 dollars or more.

The total amount of the budget needed for this scheme is just 5 billion dollars, a portion of money the U.S. Government spent for the GM and AIG rescue operations.

But, Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Yukio Hatoyama has to still take back 500 billion yen (more than $5 billion) from the extra budget earmarked by former P.M. Mr. Taro Aso, in order to help poor families with young children and high-school students.

[Note: After 6:02 p.m. of today, the Japanese media started to announce that Mr. Barack Obama has won Nobel Peace Prize...]

SECTION I: Judaists and Money

First of all, they have not survived relying on gold and money for 4000 years of history.

They have survived asking a favor of, and help from, their God.

Judaists, from the days when called Hebrews, Israelites, "Jews," and Israelis, have been carrying the faith but not gold or money for their survival, though their faith has not been perfect as indicated by the fact of their possession of gold and money.

And, it is interesting to see their traditional discipline on money and others:
The Halachos Of Lending Money

What are the guidelines and practical ramifications of the Mitzvah in the Torah of "Im Kesef Talveh Ess Ami" (You Shall Lend Money To My People) (Shemos 22:24)?
What is the Halacha?

1. There is a Positive Commandment in the Torah to lend money to anyone who needs it. This applies, whether the recipient is a wealthy person who is having a cash-flow problem, or a poor person, according to the financial ability of the lender, and for as long as possible. Lending objects is not a specific, individual Mitzvah, rather it is included in the general Mitzvah of being kind to others.

The Mitzvah to lend money is even greater than the Mitzvah to give Tzedakah, because a person is much less embarrassed to receive a loan than to receive Tzedakah. Also, by giving a loan you can help a borrower retain control over his business investments and give him the opportunity to stand on his own two feet and not have to accept hand-outs from others.

2. The lender has a right to demand proper collateral for his loan to guarantee that it will be paid back in a timely manner. If the lender is not satisfied with the guarantees provided, he has no obligation to lend, even if the borrower is a poor person. It is essential that a person keep in mind when faced with this situation that all of his actions must be L'Shem Shomayim (For The Sake Of Heaven).

(To be continued...)

Luk 10:8 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:

Luk 10:9 And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

Luk 10:10 But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say,

Luk 10:11 Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

Luk 10:12 But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

"Freely Ye Have Received, Freely Give"


A mighty typhoon is now passing transversely across Honsyu Island, the main island of Japan, southwest to the northeast.

It has however avoided directly hitting Tokyo, moving north of the Kanto Plain or the Tokyo Area.

Yet, commuters to Tokyo are suffering some traffic troubles; you may find it a little difficult today to contact somebody in Tokyo office.

[Note: Finally, the Typhoon No.18 took a few lives today, leaving Japan and heading for the northwest Pacific Ocean.]

SECTION I: Christianity and Money

In any society, inherent ethics restrict the way people become rich and happy.

In any society of mankind, no one is taught to earn money through whatever means, including robbery, fraud, intimidation, or violence.

The concepts, justice, harmony, and friendship, are common in any society of any tribes in any races.

In ancient societies, being rich and happy was directly linked with concrete activities and labor in fields or humble lodges to obtain concrete elements of happiness and riches, that is, foods, houses, social ranks based on seniority criterion, and physical strength or spiritual merits, which are all very humane. Accordingly, inherent ethics restricted very effectively the way people became rich and happy.

Above inherent ethics of an ancient tribe, there were also gods who restricted the way people became rich and happy.

However, with introduction of money economy, things changed drastically in most of human societies in the world.

When money economy started to prevail in China around 500 B.C., Confucius appeared there.

When money economy started to prevail in India around 500 B.C., the Buddha appeared there.

After money economy started to prevail in Palestine or around Jerusalem through the era of Caesar and Cleopatra, Jesus Christ appeared there as so expected.

Indeed, introduction of money needed stronger restriction on human desire for happiness and riches so as to maintain peace in society.

As the Roman Empire had not such a stronger unique religion, it had to introduce or import such a religion even from Palestine, which was actually Christianity.

So, the balance was somehow maintained in ancient China, ancient India, and the Roman Empire between a new religious movement and a new money economy of their era, respectively

Especially, the role of Christianity was important, since European Civilization turned to be the most powerful civilization in terms of material science and technology.

So, looking at the European Civilization leading the world today, the balance between Christianity and the money economy is the most decisive factor for the future of mankind.

Of course, to suppress the evil of the money economy, we had better mobilize power of Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, and Hinduism if possible at all.

SECTION II: Christ View on Money

If a poor man can be saved by making himself rich, Jesus Christ must have taught his disciples and all the poor people how to earn big money.

But, as being rich means making some others poor or unhappy, Jesus Christ never told people to make big money if they wanted to be saved.

(To be continued...)

Mat 10:7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Mat 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

"I am the Door of the Sheep."

Do Not Put New Blood into Old Business

If China had closed the door and severed trade relations with outer world as extension of the Cold War to date, Japan should not suffer deflation today.

There are hundreds of large enterprises in Japan that have been functioning well with many employees, like Toyota, Panasonic, and Mitsubishi. So, huge revenues from corporate tax and income tax must support the Government in maintaining its balance sheet in black.

But, global and domestic competition forced Japanese companies, especially those exporting goods, to utilize cheap labor forces in China. From late 1970's Japanese makers started to build many factories in China, employing many Chinese workers while introducing technologies into China.

Accordingly, the price level in Japan got lower, and the salary level of ordinary Japanese workers (except elite employees and experts) was also significantly influenced to a lower level.

As there are hundreds of millions of workers in China who work at half, one third, or 10% of the salary compared with Japanese workers, wages and prices in the Japanese market have to receive a very strong downward pressure, resulting in less tax revenue for the Japanese Government.

This is a big difference from America and Europe that are not directly linked with hundreds of millions of cheap labor forces in China.

But, the Japanese Government has to exercise its budgets, paying out for costs of manpower and products in the closed Japanese society with traditional value systems. Targets of government expenses are not fully at the discounted level due to the Chinese linkage with the Japanese economy.

So, Japanese workers receive less and less wages due to the Chinese linkage; the Government receives less and less tax payments; yet the Government must use taxpayers' money for still a traditional cost level of Japanese manpower, products, and services, leading to huge deficits.

This is other aspect of the truth of deflation in Japan.

But, who wanted China to open the door to the world since late 1970's? Japanese businesses.

(Note: it is not only into China but also into ASEAN that Japan has exhaustively invested in these decades:

SECTION I: Christianity and Capitalism

It is important that Christianity was established in the society where money was widely used.

It is more important that the Bible was written in the society where money was widely used.

It is so, since capitalism is impossible without money, the most revolutionary but poisonous invention by mankind.

Christianity was not formed in the society between the fall of the Roam Empire and the Renaissance, the period when the money economy widely shrank.

And, Jesus Christ did not teach His disciples how to be rich. Rather, He apparently regarded money as something dangerous. Accordingly, capitalism was impossible in the world governed by His teaching.

Even, the Vatican and Christian monarchs did not support the idea of capitalism for a very long time in Europe.

Capitalism as a system developed incrementally from the 16th century in Europe, although capitalist organization existed in the ancient world, and early aspects of merchant capitalism flourished during the Late Middle Ages.[5][6][7] Capitalism became dominant in the Western world following the demise of feudalism.[7] Capitalism gradually spread throughout Europe, and in the 19th and 20th centuries, it provided the main means of industrialization throughout much of the world.[8]

But, what is capitalism?

What is the relationship between capitalism and a monotheistic religion or Christianity?

Are interest earnings the seed for capitalism?

Is capitalism a religion?

There are many arguments on these issues.

But, the fact is that most of Christians support capitalism as they sometimes go to church with money in their pockets.

You had better find your own definition on capitalism, since democracy and capitalism look very inefficient to save the world.

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SECTION II: Non-Money Economy

(To be continued...)

Joh 10:7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

Joh 10:8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.

Joh 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

"Go Not from House to House"

There are some interesting news reports:
- As Tokyo City failed in winning a right to hold the 2016 Olympics, the Tokyo Prefecture Government has now at hand a $4 billion or more (400 billion yen) fund reserved for the Olympic related projects. Tokyo Governor Mr. Shintaro Iashihara should invest this fund into earthquake strengthening and/or anti-flood projects for Tokyo streets.

- South India was attacked by heavy rains a few days ago, resulting in 2.5 million people in a state of homelessness. Indonesia was also recently attacked by a heavy earthquake while the number of victims and casualties is yet to be identified, though estimated as close to 10,000.

- Some notable businessmen and politicians recently expressed in Japan their concerns about the double dip of economy. In the U.S., the employment situation is not expected to be improved even in the next year. It is apparent that G20 and G2 cannot work to save the global economy. Financial and monetary arrangements among G7 are a key to recovery, especially if such agreements are done in favor of Japan, since it is still Japanese money that has saved Wall Street businesses over the past year.

Indeed, in the middle of horrible incidents in the nature and in human economy, not enough people are yet to come to revere the God, globally, though in the aftermath of hard election Edward Kennedy died in the U.S. and Shoichiro Nakagawa, a former Finance Minister and younger friend of former Prime Minister Mr. Taro Aso, died in Japan.

Anyway, life is wonderful for a man with full of adventures, if you are pious or not in Iraq or Afghanistan, fatefully.

SECTION I: Christianity, Art, Science, and Technology

I do not like Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), do not respect him, and never try to follow him.

However, it is necessary to regard hims as a non-missing link between mid-age Christian cultural traditions and technological development into modern Europe.

Yet, it is believed that as the Islamic world had well preserved legacies from the ancient Mediterranean civilizations all through the Middle Ages, Europeans could import those cultural legacies of the Greco-Roman Civilization from Arabs when they entered a new era called the Renaissance.

However, without academic and social systems, infrastructures or organizations built and operated under authority of the Vatican or Christian monarchs or leaders, those legacies imported from the Islamic world could not be well received, studied, and developed in Europe after the Middle Ages. One symbolic person is Leonardo da Vinci.

Even, Isaac Newton (1642-1727) lived and worked in the extension of the above paradigm.

And, the Newtonian mechanics have become the basics for modern engineering.

Even, modern electric engineering is based on the methodology having been cultivated in the study on the Newtonian mechanics.

The legitimacy of the methodology is supported and proved through study of Christianity and its derivative, European philosophy, leading to bold and ambitious pursuit and deployment of modern science and technology.

And, modern technology and science are the source of modern wealth as seen in Europe, America, Japan, and other emerging countries, including China, India, and Indonesia.

Now, the global warming issue is part of vast problems concerned with righteousness in people's application of modern technology and science to satisfying their material desire.

It is so rather than a simple issue of CO2 emission.

SECTION II: Global Warming and the Law of the Conservation of Energy

As I once discussed, the global warming might be related to the total amount of Energy mankind has released to the environment through their industrial and civil activities over years rather than to the physical phenomenon called "CO2 heat-reflection" effect.

It is so, since CO2 is not a source of energy or heat, but it works simply as a kind of mirrors to the ground releasing heat to the air and the space.

If so, it is GDP but not CO2 that must be reduced globally to prevent the global temperature rise.

In other word, as long as mankind has a desire to be materially richer, it cannot avoid the global warming.

Being poor with less goods and services is a key to prevention of the global warming.

Of course to set a celling in each country to the industrially or privately consumed amount of crude oil, coal, and natural gas, which are the source of CO2, is the easiest way to reduce CO2 in the air.

But, it must be practiced as part of efforts to reduce GDP of the world.

(To be continued...)

Luk 10:4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way.

Luk 10:5 And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house.

Luk 10:6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.

Luk 10:7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.

Monday, October 05, 2009

"The Lost Sheep of the House of Israel"

(30 or 40 Miles Far from Tokyo)

One of the books I recently purchased is the one written by a lawyer and his client who was falsely charged with a horrible crime 17 years or so ago when the DNA analysis technology was immature in Japan.

The innocent victim was recently released from a prison due to a new proof based on the latest DNA examination.

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But, it was a woman, a stranger to him, rather than lawyers that decisively helped and supported the innocent victim forced to make a false confession by the police who blindly relied on a wrong DNA test result, since she had been also a bus driver for kindergartners and could not believe that the innocent victim of the same profession could murder a young child.

So, any advanced technology must be handled carefully with the fear of God.

SECTION I: IT Industry Competitiveness Index

They ranked Japan as No.2 for 2007 in terms of IT industry competitive edge.

But, they ranked Japan as No.12 for 2008.

Could it be possible while Lehman Brothers and GM failed in 2008?

Japan has suffered the steepest drop among the index countries—from 2nd to 12th—also largely due to changes in its R&D and patents scores. This is also the case with South Korea, which fell from 3rd to 8th, and has much to do with a refinement of our methodology for assessing patents (see "About the index" below, and Appendix 1.)

Country....Score....2008 Rank...2007 Rank
South Korea--64.1......8......3
New Zealand--56.6......17......17
Hong Kong----54.1......21......21





Anyway, the IT technology is a kind of weapons to be used not only by the police and military but also criminals and terrorists.

One area where western Europe has taken an international lead is in addressing cybercrime. The Convention on Cybercrime, a treaty drawn up by the Council of Europe in 2001, aims to harmonise national laws on cybercrime and to improve co-operation between countries. The majority of European Union (EU) members are now signatories to the Convention, as are several non-EU countries, including the US, Canada, Japan and South Africa.

G7 nations must lead the world in this field.

SECTION II: Christianity and Technology

No matter how much Europeans and Americans have developed technology and weapons as major application of technologies, it is expected that they can be contained by the teaching of Christianity even in the worst case of their harming people and the nature (except the case of Nazis on European Judaists and of the USSR on insurgent Christians).

But, as for Japan, there is some doubt about such inhibition mechanism.

It is so since modern technology is mostly based on Christianity (and the ancient Mediterranean and Mesopotamian civilizations).

And, that is why Japan had to suffer the lost decade, in terms of GDP, in 1990's, while its potential of technological invention was as strong as that of the U.S.

In order to restrain Japanese businesses from harming souls and minds of the Japanese people as well as the nature and the land, the Japanese economy had to be halted and prevented from applying technology in an ever increasing scale without religious restriction.

It is other aspect of truth of the lost decade of Japan, in terms of GDP, in 1990's.

(As for China, Western religion-rooted socialism and Marxism in their backbone can constrain them even in the worst case scenario of Chinese expansion to peripheral regions leveraging their hi-tech weapons.)

So, it is no wonder that Japan is leading the world today in development of environment-friendly technology, since it is the major, if hidden, theme in 1990's, the era called the lost decade.

(To be continued...)

Mat 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:

Mat 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Mat 10:7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

News & Analysis

This morning, or an hour before, that is around 10 a.m. of Japan Time, a news flash was delivered through a TV channel, informing the audience that former Finance Minister of Japan Mr. Shoichi Nakagawa was found dead at home in Tokyo, the cause of which is yet to be identified according to the police (seemingly no criminal act involved).

Half an hour before I heard this news report, some heaped books in my room suddenly collapsed.

So, I wondered why it happened with some alarming sound. Then, I saw a telop running on the TV screen, telling the tragedy of the former finance minister who had resigned this February due to his mistake on the G7 meeting in Italy.

Mr. Shoichi Nakagawa failed in the 8/30/2009 general election to be reelected as Lower House lawmaker.

So, people in Japan should be shockingly sorry for this tragedy, since Mr. Shoichi Nakagawa has been one of the most prominent LDP politicians.


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The labor class accounts for about 60% of the population in Japan, though owners of micro enterprises (with five or less employees) and their family members working in family business are excluded from this class.


The working class accounts for about 80% of the population in the U.S.

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So, if 50% or more of labor class members in Japan had abstained from voting and 75% or more of non-labor class members had balloted for the LDP, Mr. Yukio Hatomaya's DPJ could not have won in the 8/30/2009 general election.

If 30 or more among every 80 working class members of the U.S. had joined the upper class constituting 20% of the population who would in large vote for Mr. John McCain, Mr. Barack Obama could not have won in the 2008 Presidential Election.