Saturday, February 13, 2010
Cornerstone of Nation
In 1998, Mr. Giichi Suda of Japan made a global record for 100 meter race of 85-year old athletes, at 16.16 seconds.
It is still a world record for M85 athletes.
Anyway, Japanese (men: 79.0; women: 86.1) people live longer than Canadians (men: 78.3; women: 82.9), Italians (men: 77.5; women: 83.5), British (men: 77.2; women: 81.6), French (men: 77.1; women: 84.1), Germans (men: 76.5; women: 82.1), and Americans (men: 75.6; women: 80.8), without speaking of Chinese (men: 71.3; women: 74.8) and Indians (men: 63.2; women: 66.4).
For example, Haitian men live for 59.1 years and women for 62.8 years on an average.
SECTION I: What Central Bank Fears
It is not a simple balance sheet that a central bank is the most afraid of.
If out-of-control inflation occurs, they know they will be blamed, punished, and coursed by consumers, tax players, voters, and politicians.
Accordingly, they will do anything to prevent inflation, even accepting deflation which makes the poor poorer and the rich richer.
However, if an industrial potential of a nation surpasses a certain level like in Japan, inflation is very unlikely even if poor consumers are provided with sufficient paper money by the government lucratively for free without relying on the central bank.
In the case of Japan, one of the issues remaining is that Japan imports so many natural resources from the world and exports so many goods to the world.
Yet, all the arguments taking into account comparison with America and China would still result in justification of direct infusion of money to poor consumers by the government without relying on taxation or the central bank.
A government has a right to print paper money and give it to poor people without involving the central bank and its balance sheet.
And, a government of a nation strong in international trade and market can really execute it without jeopardising the value of its currency.
This paradigm would help all the other countries in a state of a financial crisis and a danger of inflation.
Indeed, the central bank is one of the worst inventions of the European/American Civilization.
SECTION II: Gold and Silver in Japan
In 1616, Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa samurai regime that lasted until 1868, died at age 74 after establishing his hegemony all over Japan by forces (matchlocks and swords) and politics.
The Tokugawa clan directly owned one fourth of the total Japanese farming lands. At the time, the total area of Japanese farming lands is almost half of the present one, in terms of rice production.
Ieyasu, virtually the samurai king, left many of his assets in the actual forms of gold and silver coins:
Gold: 35,250 kg or 16,000 lb
Silver: 185,065 kg or 84,000 lb
Following the gold/silver conversion rate of the era, the total of his assets is equal to 2 million "Ryou," namely 75,000 kg or 34,000 lb, of gold.
As "one Ryou" is appraised as 100,000 yen or $1,100, his assets can be understood as 200 billion yen or $2.2 billion.
(Otherwise, as one gram of gold is 3,100 yen or $34, his total assets are appraised as 230 billion yen or $2.6 billion)
If somebody says that Japan was once very poor before its start of modernization in the late 19th century or even before WWII, he doss not know anything about the Japanese history.
If a British or an American economist says that Japan was once very poor before its start of modernization in the late 19th century or even before WWII, he doss not know anything about the Japanese history.
Anyway, in 1616, what king or queen in the world had gold and silver, the total of which is worth 75,000 kg or 34,000 lb, of gold or $2.6 billion?
If Japan had not closed the door to the world in 1639 (to prevent an influx of Christianity), Japan should have colonized Taiwan, the Philippines, and Hawaii even before the 19th century.
It is so, since the samurai king of Japan had gold and silver, the total of which is worth 75,000 kg or 34,000 lb, of gold or $2.6 billion in 1616.
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It might be truly a bad joke that 500,000 Japanese reside permanently in the United States, while 800,000 Chinese reside permanently in Japan and more than 2 million Chinese reside permanently in the U.S.
However, it might be interesting to read:
Over 300,000 white Americans working in China, another 100,000 in Japan, millions working for Japanese and Korean corporations in the US, but do you hear a word about stealing Asian jobs..no! Of course, Americans have been stealing German jobs since the 1980s when the German corporations have been laying off German workers and hiring abroad to circumvent the nation's draconinan anti-skilled immigrant laws and to take advantage of the more friendly atmosphere in countries such as US, Singapore and Australia!
Antis please respond! I hope you will come out and attack the fact that white Americans are stealing Asian jobs and it is a two way street! If not, all you are demanding is privilege for the American majority!
Globalization makes people meaner and indecent, since the more you go abroad, the more you become groundlessly proud.
Live long in your country in the fear of God!
Act 2:8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
Act 2:9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
Act 2:10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,
Act 2:11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
Act 2:12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?
Act 2:13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
Act 2:14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
Act 2:15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
Posted by EEreporter at 2/13/2010 11:19:00 AM
Friday, February 12, 2010
(Several Minute West of the Tokyo Station)
TOO TIMID OR OPTIMISTIC IN ONCE IN A CENTURY SITUATION
SECTION I: Separation of Taxation and Government Budget
Suppose that there is little money circulating, but there are many unemployed persons and many factories out of operation.
Then a government must distribute money for free to the unemployed, so that they will try to buy goods to be produced in the factories.
Then the factories would hire the unemployed to run their facilities to produce goods to be sold to their workers.
After receiving salaries and wages, the workers would buy goods, and economy would pick up. No dangerous inflation would occur. Even the government can collect taxes if needed.
The point at issue is that the government had to first distribute money for free to the unemployed. Taxation is another matter, if it is applied to the workers later.
In other words, based on the production potential and consumption potential, the government should issue currency on its own, without relying the central bank whose actions are restricted by a money supply theory and its balance sheet as it is still a bank which the government is not.
Livelihood protection subsidy must be founded by the government issuing its own paper money without asking the central bank to lend money to the government, since 1.3 million households (among total 48 million households) in Japan live on welfare payment as they have no jobs.
Taxation and government expenditure should be separated in a supply and demand relationship.
Note that the key prerequisite is the existence of supply potential that can provide materials and goods as much as needed by consumers without causing dangerous inflation, which is seen in Japan.
SECTION II: Japanese Ace Downed 64
During WWII, the Empire of Japan produced 2,000 97-Type bombers and 10,430 Zero-Type fighter planes in addition to 5,751 One-Type Hayabusa fighter planes.
During WWII, the U.S. produced 3,970 B29 bombers and 16,766 P-51 fighters in addition to 7,722 F4F Wildcat fighters.
But, it also produced 12,731 B17 bombers and 12,275 F6F Hellcat fighters in addition to 9,942 P38 Lightening fighters, since it fought the Empire of Japan and Nazi Germany.
The ace of Japanese fighter pilots was Saburo Sakai who shot down 64 American planes over the Pacific Ocean.
If the Imperial Navy had 10 more Sakai-class pilots, its fleet should have won the Battle of Midway Island in 1942, where total seven aircraft carriers were mobilized on both the sides, and occupied Hawaii eventually, prolonging the war by a year or more though more tragically.
After WWII, ex-Imperial Ace pilot Sakai however said, "Japanese are not a race suitable for fighter pilots. Japanese are easily agitated and excited, while an aerial battle demands cool-headed behaviors and a hard-view of reality in addition to the cold-hearted will and strong tenacity of purpose in life and survival."
But, my tactics is that from the moment you spot an enemy plane at a corner of the sky, start to pull the trigger of the mounted machine-guns to continue the shooting until you shoot down it or your guns deplete bullets; eventually you surely shoot down the one or you give up and fly back in hurry to the aircraft carrier or the ground base in safety. The point is that the moment the enemy plane gets into your range, it must be shot down, so that you can save bullets for other ones. For this purpose, you have to design a plane that can carry 100 times more bullets than an American's.
Anyway, that is why, I suppose, I have to be born after WWII, if somebody will have to after the War on Terror.
SECTION III: TOO TIMID BAIL-OUT MONEY
Between August 2008 and March 2009, the U.S. Government issued Treasury bonds worth $1.5 trillion.
For FY2009, the Japanese Government issued $0.5 trillion government bonds.
As America's GDP is three times larger than Japan's, the figures look reasonable, since the financial crisis started on Wall Street.
But, Japan issued $0.28 trillion government bonds in FY 2007, while the U.S. issued about $0.7 trillion (*detail confirmation needed) Treasury bonds in 2007. So, it looks like that Japan could further issue $0.05 trillion (5 trillion yen) in its national expenditure.
In addition, 60% of U.S. Treasury bonds is owned by foreign governments, businesses, and other foreign entities.
Yet, only 5% of Japanese government bonds is owned by foreign governments, businesses, and other foreign entities.
Then, which government is too timid to borrow money from the outside by issuing bonds?
Apparently, the Hatoyama Cabinet should not hesitate to issue additional two or three trillion yen ($0.02 or $0.03 trillion) government bonds to restore economy.
While doing so, it should start to consider the separation of taxation and the government expenditure.
To combat an economic crisis, Americans would not mind a $0.05 trillion overshoot, but Japanese really do irritatingly.
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In 1904, the Empire of Japan launched war against the Russian Empire. For many years before it, the Japanese Imperial Government had been resolute in making war against Russia sooner or later for the hegemony over the Korean Peninsula.
But, when the Empire started the war against the U.S. in 1941, there was no such a resolution. The Empire had beforehand had no plan on how to fight American military forces, where to occupy, what to do with a possible victory, or how to withdraw troops and fleets and end the war if things should go wrong. The Empire expected that America would offer peace at some point if costs of the war should get unbearable for America, since America should be also involved in the war against Nazi Germany. However, everything went wrong for the Empire to be forced to attack Pearl Harbor before its oil reserves for the world No.2 Imperial fleets might have been depleted due to America's embargo.
If the Empire of Japan had had a concrete plan of war with America over the hegemony for the Asia Pacific before 1941, it must have first fixed up the war with China, planned to force the Netherlands to hand over oil fields in Indonesia, and then started to produce 100,000 Zero fighter planes, all of which was impossible then.
This Japanese mentality is still somehow evident. But, just one good idea or paradigm change might allow it to make a quantum leap in national security or economy. In this context, Japanese elites must not simply follow the European/American way in national security and economy.
Mat 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.
Mat 2:12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
Mat 2:13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
Mat 2:14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:
Mat 2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.
Posted by EEreporter at 2/12/2010 11:33:00 AM
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Without a Single Man of Virtue, a Dent of Criminals
Haiti lost 230,000 people in the great earthquake, exceeding the number of great Sumatra tsunami victims.
But, there are also more than 230,000 child slaves ("restavek" children) in Haiti.
Even a 9-year-old girl is sold at $50.
The great earthquake was indeed a strong message to the world.
Yet, as Americans have now an African American President, Washington D.C. and New York have only suffered two-foot-deep snow.
The answer is always for the glory of the God to be manifested.
All I want to say is go and save children in Haiti (without abducting them), if you are so proud in Washington D.C., New York, and Paris (as France colonized Haiti). I am not joking over beer.
SECTION I: TOSHIBA TO INVEST $9 BN
If you have never worked in a semiconductor-related factory or business, you do not almost understand reality of the present material civilization, especially if you are an economist.
If you use a PC, a cellular phone, a digital TV, or a car, you are using a very-small computer system which requires memory devices to store data.
The main stream of the memory devices is flash memory. It sells worldwide in total at $15 billion or so. But, not many countries have ability to build businesses that can manufacture and sell this product. Only, Japan, America, Korea, and Switzerland have such businesses that can compete in real.
Global Flash Memory Market Share, 3Q of 2009
4. USA...//...Micron Tech....//...7.7%
In other way,
1. East Asia
Korean companies like those in Taiwan and China have originally received so much aid from Japan, including leading engineers in high-tech industries. Indeed, it is in these 20 years that Samsung and other Korean and Taiwan high-tech makers have grown globally so as to amaze even President Mr. Barack Obama.
However, their growth is regarded as expansion of Japanese industrial and technological potential to East Asia. It has been driven by Japan itself implicitly, since Japan could not concentrate its industrial potential only on its national land. Such material concentration would damage and harm the nature of Japan and spiritual life of the Japanese people.
If Japan had forced Korea, Taiwan, and China to stay poor without transferring its technology to these countries, Japanese export should have saved Japan from the Lost Decade. If all the global class high-tech companies in Korea, Taiwan, and China had been all the Japanese companies operating in Japan, Japan should not have experienced the Lost Decade.
In this context, a kind of the East Asia Union Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama has proposed has been already realized in the high-tech industrial sector in sacrifice of Japan in the form of the Lost Decade, though it has saved the natural environment and spiritual environment in Japan.
Now, as for Toshiba, if the company estimates to collect $6 billion per year through sales from 2011 with the new factory, its investment of $9 billion to the new flash memory factory will be surely paid off within 10 years, securing reasonable net profits.
Yet, as Toshiba suffered $3 billion deficits in FY2009 as of the end of March 2009, total earning retention within Japanese businesses including Toyota must be truly huge.
Anyway, all I want to say to economists is "Work in a semiconductor factory!" It is so, since the need for economists should have been more limited without the Lost Decade of Japan.
Finally, it is also why USA cannot make prosperous Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, Columbia, etc., since the national land of America is as large as China and its spiritual life is as headstrong as India's.
SECTION II: Socrates
Socrates (469 BC–399 BC), a little younger than the Buddha and Confucius, mentioned some about the ideal language.
He could not find such a language in the real world, but the Japanese language matches the conditions he specified for the ideal language.
Japanese is a language essentially perceived based on functions of the left side of the brain, since it features vowel sound recognition.
There is only one language confirmed in this world that is similar to Japanese in terms of this feature, the Polynesian language as spoken by indigenous Hawaiians. Even the Korean language activates the right side of the brain of Koreans though it shares some other grammatical features with Japanese.
Each original Japanese word has its sound well matching its meaning. For example, snow is "Yuki" as it falls rather slowly "Yukkuri" (or is snow related to slow?).
So, do not teach Japanese children English before they set foundation for manipulation of Japanese spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
It is so, since Socrates would rather respect the Japanese language.
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In China, it is officially reported that more than 2,000 children are abducted or traded yearly around $3,000 per child.
As this is an official report by Chinese authorities, the number may be several times larger.
However, the situation in the U.S. is bleaker:
The U.S. Department of Justice reports
58,200 children were the victims of non-family abductions.
115 children were the victims of "stereotypical" kidnapping. (These crimes involve someone the child does not know or someone of slight acquaintance, who holds the child overnight, transports the child 50 miles or more, kills the child, demands ransom, or intends to keep the child permanently.)
China already suffered the great Sichuan earthquake in 2008.
What should America suffer?
(Fire can be a god even in Japan as well as India, Persia, and ancient Europe. But, blue fire, namely a blue star, is rare to be a symbol of any holy festivity...though they say that February 11 could be the Japan's foundation date according to an imperial myth...
Mar 2:10 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)
Mar 2:11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.
Mar 2:12 And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.
Posted by EEreporter at 2/11/2010 10:02:00 AM
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
What Some Can See but Others Cannot
Toyota stupidly said its was a matter of 0.06 seconds.
But, it is translated into a foot or a one-sixth rotation of a tire when halting a car just before a limit line. As for computer control of mechanics, milliseconds are the norm.
The product of a speed or acceleration multiplied by the car weight must be also taken into consideration, as they can be further multiplied by the above length when the car hit any object.
It is time for Toyota to think about how to make rich poor workers in factories of its subcontractors.
Toyota should not become a king who has no clothes on.
SECTION I: Traditional, Conservative, & Liberal
Those who love the traditional virtue and value, good or bad, should be called "traditional."
Those who love established law, order, and practices, good or bad, should be called "conservative."
Those who love freedom, liberty, and reformation of any sort, good or bad, should be called "liberal."
In Japan, the traditional people are always a majority. And, the LDP was supported by this category of people.
However, voters who did not love Japanese traditions but were conservative voted mostly for the LDP.
Only those who were culturally non-traditional but politically and economically liberal voted for the socialist or communist parties.
However, since the beginning of 21st century, this trend has changed. More and more traditional people came close to the liberal, if they never vote for socialist or communist parties. The LDP was losing the support from this category of people, namely the "culturally traditional but economically liberal." Then, here rose up Mr. Jyunichiro Koizumi to appeal to this category of voters. He succeeded and maintained his regime for five years or so. Even nobody stopped him from visiting the Yasukuni (shintoism but dedicated for warriors) Shrine around August 15, the memorial day for Japan's World War II.
Now, most of voters in the category of the "culturally traditional but economically liberal," have left the LDP due to too much irresponsible management of the pension system and the social security. They now support the DPJ and the Hatoyama Cabinet, though Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama is losing some ground.
But, still a key point might be that only "non-traditional and liberal" Japanese voters support socilaist or communist parties.
Yet, there are some politicians who are apparently "non-traditional but very much conservative." They are the most unpredictable type among Japanese politicians.
So, use the terms "traditional" and "non-traditional" in addition to conservative and liberal, especially in analyzing the Japanese politics.
SECTION II: The Upanishads
When Gautama Buddha started his mission about 500 years before A.D. 1, there established was work of philosophy called the Upanishads.
As Jesus Christ faced conventional Judaism, the Buddha faced the Upanishads in ancient India.
In the Upanishads, truth is called Brahman:
In the Hindu religion, Brahman (bráhman) is the unchanging, infinite, immanent, and transcendent reality which is the Divine Ground of all matter, energy, time, space, being, and everything beyond in this Universe. The nature of Brahman is described as transpersonal, personal and impersonal by different philosophical schools.
The Upanishads teaches Hindu priests (Brahmin) that clever Brahmin should understand Brahman to create wisdom; but do not give consideration to many words, since it is waste of words.
Lao-tze (the 6th century BC), a Chinese ancient philosopher, also said, "One who knows truth never talks about it. Ones who talk about it do not know it."
That is why the Buddha is unique and the greatest for peoples, at least, in East Asia.
Anyway, 500 years before the birth of the Son of God, mankind looks like having been really close to its intellectual zenith.
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Luk 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
Luk 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Luk 2:12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
Luk 2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Luk 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Luk 2:15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
Posted by EEreporter at 2/10/2010 11:14:00 AM
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
With Principle or Instinct
The law of eternity of Buddhism is like this:
When two persons are walking through wilderness, they will surely share water and foods. Like this, a poor man may share whatever he has in his poverty with other poor people. Such a poor man never perishes among the dead.
According to a certain economist, mutual aid can be more efficient to reach desirable balance of a financial and economic state in society than competition and contests in market.
However, life is easy for those shameless, impudent, blatant, quick to blame others, bold, and unjust.
So, the market economy is not suitable for honest Buddhists but loved by those shameless, impudent, blatant, quick to blame others, bold, and unjust.
If you need market economy, this principle should not be forgotten at any moment.
SECTION I: JAPAN-US ALLIANCE
The New York Times reports on this issue today:
They were Tokyo’s worst-kept diplomatic secrets: clandestine cold war era agreements with Washington that obligated Japan to shoulder the costs of United States bases and allow nuclear-armed American ships to sail into Japanese ports.
Diplomatic experts agree that exposing the treaties will have little or no direct effect on the alliance, partly because the United States announced in the early 1990s that it was no longer carrying nuclear weapons on most of its warships.
But the investigation could have unintended consequences if it uncorks long-suppressed public debate on a point that Tokyo has, until now, purposefully left vague: whether Japan, which officially bans nuclear weapons from its territory, can continue to rely on the United States’ nuclear umbrella, which may require it to allow carrying such weapons on American ships and planes in a time of crisis.
The Japan-U.S. military alliance involves various aspects, such as the Japanese Constitution, its Article 9 interpretation, American bases in Japan and especially the status of Okinawa, a controversial influence Japanese nationalists have, Japanese security policies, the need for nuclear weapons, the Chinese behaviors, the Russian behaviors, N. Korean behaviors, and mutual economic prosperity between Japan and the U.S.
Ordinary Americans do not know any details of the Japan-U.S. military alliance as they do not know any historical backgrounds of the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941.
Yet, most of the Japanese people do not mind U.S. military presence in Japan, since practically American soldiers, naval ships, and military planes do not harass them (except the Okinawa people) at large.
However, it is time to review it from a historical perspective and a national principle.
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The last word of Buddha:
"Make yourself an island. Make yourself a bastion. And rely on yourself alone. Make the truth and principles an island. Make the truth and principles a bastion. And rely on the truth and principles alone. Protect your mind by thinking about right things."
Basically, if you speak ill of other person, you are close to the hell.
Mat 2:7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
Mat 2:8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
Mat 2:9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
Mat 2:10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
Posted by EEreporter at 2/09/2010 11:01:00 AM
Monday, February 08, 2010
What Will Never Recur
Those who support punishment by death account for 85% of the Japanese people.
People have become less tolerant and more alarmed at potential criminals in a risky social environment, believing that death penalty could deter them from violent and heinous acts.
Rich men usually like death penalty, since they think they can deter poor men who stop at nothing trying to be rich by intimating them by a threat of death penalty.
Laws, including capital punishment, sometimes work as a means for the rich to control and suppress the poor.
In this context, those 85% Japanese may be sharing a sense with the rich, since they are not violent, indecent, and vicious poor men or women.
However, death penalty is againt the teaching of the God of Abraham and Jesus Christ.
SECTION I: Mother Teresa
If you are in your 10's, you had better realize the following:
Mother Teresa at 18 was dispatched to India from a nunnery in Ireland to be a teacher of a high school at Kolkata next year.
If you are in your 20's, you had better realize the following:
Mother Teresa at 27 pledged that she would dedicate her life to Christ, and people started to call her Mother Teresa,
If you are in your 30's, you had better realize the following:
Mother Teresa at 36 heard the word of the God "Serve the poorest among the poor!," while traveling on a railroad.
If you are in your 40's, you had better realize the following:
Mother Teresa at 40 acquired nationality of India to have her own order authorized by the Catholic authority in the Kolkata parish.
If you are in your 50's, you had better realize the following:
Mother Teresa at 55 had her order at Kolkata authorized by the Pope.
If you are in your 60's, you had better realize the following:
Mother Teresa at 69 received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
If you are in your 70's, you had better realize the following:
Mother Teresa at 71 visited Japan for the first time in 1981 to be followed by her second and third visit to Japan at the age of 72 and 74.
If you are in your 80's, you had better realize the following:
Mother Teresa at 87 died at Kolkata in 1997.
As she was born in present Macedonia in 1910, it was very reasonable that she accomplished what Alexander the Great could not: crossing over the Indus to India.
Anyway, you had better consider that Jesus Christ accomplished what Alexander the Great could not carry out by using Mother Teresa, though 1900 years later after His emergence on the earth, in commemoration of the one-hundredth year since Mother Teresa's birth.
SECTION II: "Watashi" and I
In Arabic, it is said that there are 200 or more different words or expressions all of which mean the snake.
In Arabic, it is said that there are 500 or more different words or expressions all of which mean the lion.
In Arabic, it is said that there are 1,000 or more different words or expressions all of which mean the hawk.
However, in Japanese, there are 20 or more different words or expressions all of which mean "I" or oneself.
In English as well as Chinese, there is basically only one word or expression that means "I" or oneself.
The concept of the self-sustaining individual or a sense of self is a basic of the European philosophy, which is however not in the Japanese philosophy, since the culture, history, traditions, and religions of Japan are so different from European ones.
Though after WWII, the Japanese society changed so drastically while cutting off the last remnant of the underlying samurai spirit. Accordingly, the concept of the self-sustaining individual or a sense of self has come to take a significant part in the modern life of the Japanese people along with infiltration of the paradigm based on the American-Christian Democracy.
However it is also after WWII that Judaists as a whole came to think in earnest that the U.S. is at least one of their holy destinations in parallel with Israel. As a consequence, the unique American Christianity became further unique by merging with Judaism in part since 1945.
In other word, American Christianity we see today is a little different from that before 1945. But, the American-Christian Democracy introduced after WWII into Japan is based on American Christianity before 1945.
Therefore, though it is very hard to comprehend and believe, it is very likely that some features of American Christianity before 1945 can be only seen alive in Japan but not in America, since the basic ideas recommended for the new Japanese Constitution were issued to the Imperial Government by the General Headquarters of the Allied Forces led by General MacArthur on February 13, 1946.
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Japanese high school students to be graduated this March reportedly face a bleak situation in getting employment.
This is one of the gravest problems in Japan today, though nowadays almost every youth goes to high school.
Economics must be guided by ethics; otherwise there will be so many cold-hearted economists just indifferently observing poor high-school graduates from cozy offices of universities.
Anyway, the regime change in Japan last summer seems to deter desperate and abnormal poor men from attacking others on the street with knives and cars which happened so significantly before.
Mar 2:6 But there was certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,
Mar 2:7 Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?
Mar 2:8 And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?
Mar 2:9 Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?
Posted by EEreporter at 2/08/2010 09:13:00 AM
Sunday, February 07, 2010
I know some rich Japanese who are good at English and other foreign languages than I. But, they have nothing to say to the world, since they think they are rich enough. Indeed, all they can do is laughing at the poor who do not like them. I do not like them to laugh at poor Japanese, as long as they are Japanese. (Yet, they have only less than $10 million [Laughter]! Even rich Japanese gangsters in the bubble era boasted that they had $1 billion [Laughter, Laughter]!)
Now, according to public-opinion polls conducted by the Japanese media in these few days in the wake of the decision by the Public prosecutors on possible indictment of DPJ Secretary-General Mr. Ichiro Ozawa, once a boss of Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama while still behaving so,
Alarmed at the Japan-U.S. relationship under the Hatoyama leadership: 68% (Yomiuri)
Desirable for Mr. Ichiro Ozawa to resign from the No.2 position of the DPJ: 74% (Yomiuri)
Desirable for Mr. Ichiro Ozawa to resign from the No.2 position of the DPJ: 68% (Asahi)
Not desirable for Mr. Ozawa to exercise an influence on P.M. Mr. Hatoyama: 74% (Asahi)
Will vote for the DPJ of P.M. Mr. Hatoyama in the coming national election: 34% (Asahi)
Will vote for the LDP who lost power last summer in the coming national election: 27% (Asahi)
Support the Hatoyama Cabinet? Yes - 41%; No - 45% (Tokyo)
Note: Yomiuri stands for the Yomiuri Shimbun Newspaper; Asahi for the Asahi Shimbun Newspaper; and Tokyo for The Tokyo Shimbun Newspaper.
Voters in Japan do not like Mr. Ichiro Ozawa at all for various reasons including doubtful $4 to $8 million cash in his home and his arrogant behaviors in politics.
However, the LDP who had possessed power for half a century till the last summer is still unable to recover respect and trust from the voters.
The key to understanding the satiation is the gap between the rich and the poor. Almost all the people who can become rich by supporting the LDP have become rich. Others who cannot become rich any more, if they support the LDP, have turned to the DPJ.
But, while the DPJ supporters want to be rich so much by supporting the DPJ, the fact that 70% of them do not trust Mr. Ichiro Ozawa, No.2 of the DPJ, is very grave.
Moreover, two thirds of those 70% who think Mr. Ozawa should step down from the DPJ leadership want him to resign as a Diet member, which means the end of Mr. Ozawa's 40-year long career as a lawmaker.
In summary, most of voters in Japan want to be happy or rich or to survive together with the DPJ, but not with Mr. Ichiro Ozawa, while P.M. Mr. Yukio Hatoyama is in a delicate position.
Note: The Tokyo Public Prosecutor Office arrested and indicted three present/ex-secretaries, including one incumbent Diet member, of Mr. Ichiro Ozawa for violation of the Political Funding Regulation Law, but refrained from arresting Mr. Ichiro Ozawa himself.
Posted by EEreporter at 2/07/2010 11:15:00 AM