Saturday, January 30, 2010

"and now hear to be in me"

(Near the Tokyo Station)


One movie I wanted to see again is "Key Largo." I might happen to see it again on a cable TV channel. The movie was relaesed in 1946 featuring Humphrey Bogart and a hurricane. Indeed, it is not so bad sometimes to go out for watching an old film on a big screen.


The Japanese Government has issued a huge amount of government bonds to absorb money from its citizens.

The American Government has issued a huge amount of government bonds to absorb money from the global market, or mostly from Japan and China.

The Chinese Government possesses in principle everything in China as it is the communist despotic nation, so that figures of government domestic debts have no meaning. It does not even need to sell its bond to Japan or America to finance its domestic administrative work.

Yet, Japan is the largest creditor to the world, the fact and significance of which is seldom discussed in Davos.

Japanese investors increased their exposure to foreign assets by ¥59 trillion ($566 billion) in 2007 alone, setting a record top of ¥610 trillion ($5.9 trillion) and making Japan the world's largest creditor nation for the 17th straight year.

As for America, it is impossible to wipe out $15 trillion debts held by American households.

The American economy cannot return to the state around 2000.

With this notion, you may check the following figure:

Eventually, we must see which is right or wrong, sane or insane, or humane or hateful, Japan or America, though they look like leading the world in the great glittering borrowing game.

Indeed, Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama said to President Mr. Barack Obama, "Believe me!" in Tokyo last fall.

So truly, I say to Americans, "Believe me not, since you are yet to believe my Lord Jesus!"

SECTION II: Baruch Spinoza

The great Judaist scholar in the 17th century Spinoza lived on lens-grinding.

He did not even accept an offer of professorship in a certain university, but he continued to live on lens-grinding.

Baruch or Benedict de Spinoza (Hebrew: ברוך שפינוזה‎, Portuguese: Bento de Espinosa, Latin: Benedictus de Spinoza) (November 24, 1632 – February 21, 1677) was a Dutch philosopher of Portuguese Jewish origin.

Spinoza lived quietly as a lens grinder, turning down rewards and honors throughout his life, including prestigious teaching positions, and gave his family inheritance to his sister. Spinoza's moral character and philosophical accomplishments prompted 20th century philosopher Gilles Deleuze to name him "the 'prince' of philosophers."

In the universe anything that happens comes from the essential nature of objects, or of God/Nature. According to Spinoza, reality is perfection. If circumstances are seen as unfortunate it is only because of our inadequate conception of reality. While components of the chain of cause and effect are not beyond the understanding of human reason, human grasp of the infinitely complex whole is limited because of the limits of science to empirically take account of the whole sequence.

Given Spinoza's insistence on a completely ordered world where "necessity" reigns, Good and Evil have no absolute meaning. Human catastrophes, social injustices, etc. are merely apparent. The world as it exists looks imperfect only because of our limited perception.

However, his philosophy reflects the era of history and his personal disposition as well as his racial or religious background.

If it had been very painful to think that way, he should not have pursued the way of thinking.

Spinoza, in other word, must have been happy inside, so he did not think about a Messiah coming to him for salvation of the limited human intellectual power.

Anyway, the most talented philosopher is always found not in a university but in a humble workshop of a town.

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(We can't go on together with suspicious mind. We can't. No, no, we can't. But..., "Yes, We Can!!!...??" Be president somewhere. )

Phi 1:28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.

Phi 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

Phi 1:30 Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.

Friday, January 29, 2010

"God gave them over to a reprobate mind"


It is very common for a young man to think that he must be determined to do whatever difficult thing to be rich.

It is also very common for a young man to further think that he must be determined to do whatever evil thing to be rich.

It is also sadly too common for a young man to finally stop thinking about what evil thing he is engaged in.

When those young men live long in society to be executives in Wall Street businesses or politicians of whatever administrative or legislative level, they will expect young men to do whatever evil thing for them.

It is not a matter of economic rationality or democratic stability of society, but of absolute justice rooted in the fear of God.

Try to be accepted by the God but not by men of wealth or status.

SECTION I: Energy Consumption to GDP

The ratio of energy consumption to GDP is as follows for each country:


(TOE: Ton of oil equivalent)


The above table tells that Japan uses the least energy for its total economic activities.

America uses twice larger energy than Japan in its economic activities for the same amount of output.

India uses three times larger energy than America in its economic activities for the same amount of output.

China uses four times larger energy than America in its economic activities for the same amount of output.

As emission of CO2 is regarded as proportional to an amount of conventional energy consumed, Japan does not need to make any efforts to reduce CO2 emission till America, China, India, and other OECD countries really start to use less energy per GDP to take rank with Japan.

Rather, other countries should purchase energy efficient technologies from Japan, till they catch up with Japan.

SECTION II: Most Popular Politicians in Japan

According to the January 28 issue of The conservative and business-oriented Nihonkeizai Shimbun newspaper, Japanese politicians expected to take a major role in national politics by voters are as follows:

..#... Name... ... ... +++ ... ... ... Score
1..Yoichi Masuzoe (LDP)... ... 26
2..Seiji Maehara (DPJ)... ... 14
3..Yukio Hatoyama (DPJ)... ... 8
3..Katsuya Okada (DPJ)... ... 8
5..Naoto Kan (DPJ)... ... 7
6..Nobuteru Ishihara (LDP)... ... 6
7..Akira Nagatsuma (DPJ)... ... 5
7..Shigeru Ishiba (LDP)... ... 5
9..Sadakazu Tanigaki (LDP)... ... 2
9..Ichiro Ozawa (DPJ)... ... 2

However, it is said that Mr. Ozawa has personal power to request an urgent DPJ party convention to get a majority of votes for selection of the party leader, which he will be, at any time.

Then, immediately, he can request to convene a special session of the National Diet to select a new prime minister, which he will be, while forcing the incumbent P.M. Mr. Yukio Hatoyama silently to step down.

Yet, it is very unlikely, since what he has seems to be mostly 10,000 yen bills ($100 bills), though 40,000 to 80,000 bills in a safe at his home.

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The Tokaido Shinkansen Super-Express line, connecting Tokyo to Kyoto and Osaka, stopped accidentally for about four hours today, making 150,000 travelers suffer in cars on tracks or on platforms, which is however a once-a-year event.

Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatotyama delivered administrative policy speech, using the phrase "Inochi" (life) more than 20 times in 50 minutes.

When I was young, I think, I did not read The Catcher in the Rye. Young Americans had better read a story of a Judaist or an Israelite of whatever title. A story about Columbus might be included there.

Yet, if you are moved by reading a story of any heroic Japanese, you can be great.

Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Rom 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

Rom 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

Rom 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

Rom 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

"I baptize with water: but "

(Tokyo, 2010)

"Gee! This is like an American film!" - Japanese baseball player Ichiro Suzuki in America, the spring of 2001

Now President Mr. Barack Obama is delivering his State of the Union address as being broadcast live around Tokyo via a cable TV channel.

"Despite our hardship, our union is strong...," stressed he.

Yet, he seems to hate bank bailouts...which might eventually suggest the War on Wall Street.

But, it is very interesting that he has used the term "Lost Decade" referring to the American economy...finally...

SECTION I: Internet User Poll

Those who do not support Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama account for 60% of Japanese Internet users, according to The Sankei Shimbun Newspaper.

Those who support Mr. Hatoyama account for just around 10%.

Internet users in Japan look very conservative.

But, if P.M. Mr. Hatoyama requests lawmaker Mr. Ichiro Ozawa to step down from the post of the Secretary-General of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, the approval rate will surely shoot up to 30%.

It is partly because veteran Lower-House member Mr. Ozawa seems to respect the Chinese President more than the American President.

SECTION II: Government Budget

In any country on the earth, a government is tackling how to make the accounts balance.

Tonight, the President apparently will call for a freeze in non-defense so-called discretionary spending. That is about 15% of the total federal budget. It also was increased by $140 billion last year. So he is freezing spending after he increased it by 25% in one year. It’s a little like the guy who robs your house and then returns your toaster-oven and expects you to be happy about it.

In my view, it is time to seriously think about separation of annual government revenue and annual expenditures.

Tax should be collected only to control money flow in society.

Public projects and any other services a government must provide should be provided based on other paradigm than economy. They must not be influenced by annual tax revenues.

In my view, Japan is in a more suitable position than the U.S. in thinking about this new paradigm.

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As for President Mr. Barack Obama, I think he should sacrifice a chance for his second entry for the 2012 Presidential Election. Instead, he should launch the War on Wall Street. And, he should leave the White House with whatever victory like a hero in 2013...since otherwise any victory is impossible.

As for me, I think there are still many young people to be controlled and trained so that they can behave well before God. That is why I have never wished to be prime minister of Japan. Never!

Joh 1:26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;

Joh 1:27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

Joh 1:28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"Hail, thou that art highly favoured"


Do you believe that a politician in Tokyo keeps 40,000 to 80,000 of 10,000 yen ($100) bills in his home for more than a decade while there are scores of globally first-class banks in Tokyo?

However, there is one: Mr. Ichiro Ozawa, a lawmaker ranked No.2 in the Democratic Party of Japan where Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama is the official leader.

SECTION I: Government and Market

A government does not necessarily have to collect money tax.

A government has to however collect foods and goods and request services from the people.

A market does not necessarily need a government that regulates it.

A market is however subject to a government if the government is established.

A government and a market historically and in theory develop and grow independently.

Nonetheless a government has to make all the people obedient, happy, or rich.

Yet, a market makes surely some people happy and rich but also surely others unhappy and poor.

But, many economists do not understand this difference between a government and a market while arguing how to boost economy, expand employment, and ensure financial well-being.

Anyway, even in the American democracy, if 51% of voters get rich and happy, a market never minds 49% unhappy and poor voters.

(If poor people who are brainwashed so as not to vote for any election are counted, this ratio could be, for example, 30% vs. 70%.)

But, the American government should not simply pretend to be trying to solve the problem, while it does not believe it should try anything, which is a common behavior for a government that blindly authorizes a market economy.

SECTION II: Unemployment in China

Unemployment statistics the Chinese Government publishes cover only Chinese laborers in cities.

There are 225 million domestic-migrant workers from local villages in China; but they are precluded from the counting of the unemployed if they lose jobs in cities.

The labor force newly added to the Chinese labor market last year was 24 million. To absorb this number of young people, China needs an economic growth of 10% each year.

Conversely, a growth rate of 5% means 10 million possible insurgents existent in China.

This is a scale effect. It is not 5% but 10 million that destroys a prevailing economic system together with a political system.

So, let China keep 10%, since China is now the largest destination of export from Japan.

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I saw two young women today who were sandaled walking on the cold business street.

Most of other women were booted, since it is winter around Tokyo.

Yet, I saw an old woman, wearing very conservative Japanese kimono clothing, elegantly sandaled in a Japanese way though without Japanese stockings, which might have been however chic decades or a century ago.

It will rain tomorrow around Tokyo for the first time in weeks.

Good night!

Luk 1:27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

Luk 1:28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

Luk 1:29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

Luk 1:30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"And Jesus rebuked him"



In Mesopotamia around 2800 B.C., the weather became drier and the climate started to change to aridification while people had been already engaged in irrigated agriculture.

Due to this aridification, people needed more large-scale and effective irrigation systems, resiting in formation of cities and civilization. It is well known that ancient Mesopotamian people were good at calculation. Especially a large city was built in Ur in 2700 B.C. Crop yields in Mesopotamia in 2400 B.C. reached an average of 2500 liters per hectare which is similar to those found in today's North America.

However, due to salt damage, crop yields in Mesopotamia in 2100 B.C. dropped to 40% of its highest record. Accordingly, in 2000 B.C., the Sumerian Civilization collapsed and Abraham left Ur.

In summary, an unfavorable climate change gave impetus for further development of human society and culture. People met a crisis and faced a challenge to overcome it (until 4000 years ago).

What destroyed one great system of agriculture-based civilization is however human-induced (failed irrigation) salt damage on agriculture fields.

Nonetheless, from this failure, one man named Abraham emerged in history to be the origin of the history that has continued to date.

Yet, without emergence of the Son of God at the middle point of the history, namely 2000 years ago, the legacy of Abraham must have been lost with hope of establishment of future civilization, mostly the European/American/Islamic Civilization.

SECTION II: US Employees by Industrial Sector

Though American population is growing, the number of workers in the manufacturing sector is decreasing.

IT workers have not accounted for any remarkable share or occupied a significant portion in the labor market.
(Click to enlarge)

However, a gap in the mind set between Americans in various sectors seems to be overwhelmingly widened since 1990's.

Yet, as basically work is for producing foods or goods or providing care, the American society seems to be moving to the opposite direction to Utopia.

But, here I will point to one factor: if America is completely isolated from the outer world by closing the door for any reasons, the number of wealthy Americans will shrink by 70% or two thirds at least.

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Mar 1:25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.

Mar 1:26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.

Mar 1:27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.

Mar 1:28 And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.

Monday, January 25, 2010

"and he called his name JESUS"


It will take 100 years or more that an increase of CO2 and alleged resultant global warming take on 150,000 lives.

But, poverty in Haiti allowed a great earthquake to take them all literally in seconds.

That is why I am telling you that CO2 talks are tantamount to salon talks of noble and wealthy Europeans who were praising communist revolution a century or so before.

In the process of eradicating poverty, we can surely find a true cause of and solution to the global warming, if it continues still.

SECTION I: Sumatra, Sichuan, and Haiti

As an earthquake that took on around 100,000 or more lives, we have three: The Sumatra, Sichuan, and Haiti great earthquakes since the launching of the War in Terror in 2001.

The Sumatra Great Earthquake implied the ongoing tragedy in the Islamic world.

The Sichuan Great Earthquake implied the ongoing development of the Chinese economy.

The Haiti Great Earthquake implies the still ongoing evil on Wall Street.

If mankind cannot correctly deal with, cope with, or supervise the ongoing tragedy in the Islamic world, the ongoing development of the Chinese economy, and the still ongoing evil on Wall Street, God might claim more than 500,000 lives.


Japan is virtually a single-race country. Except some northern and southern people, most of their ancestors long lived in villages where shintoism shrines and Buddhist temples occupied major part. They all have the same color of the skin and use the same language. For most of the Japanese, being themselves means being a Japanese.

America consists of various types of races with European Americans as the mainstream. Yet, everybody admits the need for respecting American Dream, regardless of religion one adheres to, which separates immigrants from their ancestors' countries.

Chinese consists of various types of Asian races with Han people as the mainstream. Yet, everybody admits the need for respecting the Chinese Communist Party, regardless of wealth one has, which separates the Chinese from Japan and America.

But, of course, there are various types of Japanese, since ancestors of today's Japanese consisted of various (ancient) Asian races.

For example, Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Yukio Hatoyama is not a typical Japanese not only in terms of his personal assets and family lines.

P.M. Mr. Hatoyama recently displayed a picture he took from his official residence in his personal blog, which tells he is a rare and also lucky guy.

Neither an American President nor a Chinese President is expected to have such a mind.

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One in a million can run very fast.

One in a ten million can live very long.

One in a hundred million can surely cope with one in a billion.

Yet, one in 2000 years can be a Messiah.

Mat 1:24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:

Mat 1:25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.