Saturday, February 20, 2010

"before the great and notable day of the Lord come"



I have not recommend anybody not to to buy Toyota cars.

I simply pointed at the fact that executives of Toyota Motor Corp. need more improvement (Kaizen) and enhancement (Kojyou) in their management, policies, and attitudes to the public.

I further implied that Toyota management must show more respect to clients, subcontractors, and workers of any category.


However, I have never criticized employees and workers of Toyota. Accordingly, I have never recommended anybody not to to buy Toyota cars. Yet, as some Japanese are worried about Toyota, suspecting that EEE Reporter is helping the U.S. Government and GM attack Toyota, I recommend you here to buy Toyota cars if you like Toyota cars or want to save Toyota Motor Corporation, assuming your own responsibility.

Yet, there are almost a dozen of car manufacturers in Japan:

Japanese Auto Maker.....Gross Assets as of 2008
1. TOYOTA.........//....$323 billion
2. HONDA.........//.....$131 billion
3. NISSAN.....//...//....$114 billion
4. SUZUKI.....//....//....$24 billion
5. MAZDA.....//....//....$20 billion
6. FUJI H.I.....//...//...$13 billion
7. MITSUBISHI...//...$13 billion
8. DAIHATSU.....//...$12 billion
9. ISUZU.....//....//....$11 billion
10. HINO.....//.....//....$8 billion
11. NISSAN DIESEL....//...$3billion

(GM has $82 billion total assets with $173 billion liability as of June 2009.)
($1 = 90 yen)


Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of the DPJ Hatoyama Cabinet Mr. Masayuki Naoshima was once an executive of the Toyota Labor Union which still supports him financially.

Toyota Motor Corporation has spent $1.1 billion for TV commercials and other advertisement in Japan and $3.7 billion in America per year recently.

Toyota has hired a former Public Prosecutor General of Japan, namely the top of public prosecutors.

Accordingly, no rich men in Japan would like to criticize Toyota.

Accordingly, no LDP and DPJ politicians in Japan would like to criticize Toyota.

Everybody is afraid of Toyota in Japan, since they might lose money being obtained from Toyota and businesses associated with Toyota.

Conversely, it is very easy, safe, and profitable to defend and praise Toyota in whatever situations in Japan.

But, here, for other reason, I recommend each of you to buy a Toyota car if you like any Toyota car or want to save Toyota Motor Corporation, assuming your own responsibility.

But, global consumers had better check other information on Toyota:

And, remember that a lion father rather throws his cub down to the bottom of the valley to train his son who would surely climb up the cliff for his life.

Are Toyota executives so weak and afraid of a criticism so much? This is not China; we have a right to express our grave concerns and requests on behaviors of any private corporation.

(In my analysis, Toyota did not help the LDP prevent the regime change in Japan last summer. Toyota executives apparently decided to accept the DPJ as a new ruling party of Japan, since the Toyota Labor Union wanted the regime change...)

SECTION II: Study of Deflation

Deflation can be only conquered by increasing total sales and consumers' income.

However, the progress of technology and innovation works as downward force against prices and income in the present situation with China emerging with production power close to Japan apart from quality and technology levels of products.

Before 1990's, there was only one Japan; now there are two as suppliers for the global market. Deflation is inevitable around Japan.

To cope with this trend, a great paradigm change is needed without being deluded by the Central Bank and economists who do not love the poor.

SECTION III: Difficult English

The following English sentences look difficult for some Japanese:
Should policymakers therefore aim for a higher target inflation rate in normal times, in order to increase the room for monetary policy to react to such shocks? To be concrete, are the net costs of inflation much higher at, say, 4 percent than at 2 percent, the current target range?
Perhaps more important is the risk that higher inflation rates may induce changes in the structure of the economy (such as the widespread use of wage indexation) that magnify inflation shocks and reduce the effectiveness of policy action.But the question remains whether these costs are outweighed by the potential benefits in terms of avoiding the zero interest rate bound.



The philosophy supporting arrogance in believing effectiveness in setting an inflation rate is a matter here.

Psychology of people working and living in market, businesses, and streets must be taken into account first. This paradigm of the inflation rate setting lacks Christian love to neighbors who need jobs and wages. What matters is the number of poor people but not an inflation rate, more advantageous for the rich who also enjoy deflation, and the balance sheet of the Central Bank. The measure is not based on data on the desk but rather people's psychology, feeling of security.

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There was no democracy when Jesus Christ started to save the poor.

There was no big businesses when Jesus Christ started to save the poor.

There was no social welfare when Jesus Christ started to save the poor.

He did not predict that 2000 years later the poor would be saved by democracy, big businesses, or social welfare.

That is why you have to sacrifice even democracy, big businesses, or social welfare to save the poor.

It is so, since there are many irresponsible rich men who would not take any mercy on the poor only because we have democracy, big businesses, or social welfare.

(Everybody got a hungry heart. A rich man has a hungrier heart. Yes, you definitely need other heart though I did not buy a Citroen on sale in Japan .


Act 2:19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

Act 2:20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:

Act 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Friday, February 19, 2010

"those things which were told them by the shepherds"


Toyota's President Mr. Akio Toyada said that he had got a good piece of advice from America so that he would fly to Washington D.C. to discuss the recall issue in a Congress hearing.

However, if no fair competition is assured inside Toyota Motor Corporation, how can the car maker compete in a fair manner over the North American market?

My further advice for Toyota is to stop act like a fool who knows nothing but cars but invest its resources into the agriculture sector in Japan.

At least, think about how to increase employment and income of workers, if Mr. Toyoda and other executives have any Buddhist or Christian love to neighbors!

SECTION I: Deflation Dynamism

With industrial power of Japan and China combined, it is natural and inevitable that any market in the world should face possible deflation.

There is 300 million workforce in China who would work at one tenth of an average American salary to produce everything American and Japanese consumers need.

Though Japan has managed well this threat of catastrophic deflation, America is to be tested from now on, since deflation can be the most effective weapon China can take up against a targeted or hostile country.

SECTION II: Japanese Prisoners of War in the Soviet Union

The Soviet–Japanese Neutrality Pact was unilaterally broken and abolished by the Soviet Union on August 8, 1945, two days after the Atomic (Nuclear) Bomb Attack on Hiroshima by the U.S. air forces. A week later, the Empire of Japan surrendered, meaning that the Empire and the U.S.S.R fought only for a week in WWII.

Then, the U.S.S.R captured and held 650,000 to 1,000,000 ex-Japanese soldiers and citizens to force them to work under cruel conditions for 10 years after WWII.

A significant number[quantify] of Japanese were assigned to the construction of the Baikal-Amur Mainline (over 200,000 persons), in 8 camps, in Komsomolsk-on-Amur (2 camps, for two railroad branches), Sovetskaya Gavan, Raychikha railroad station (Khabarovsk Krai), Izvestkovaya r/r station (Khabarovsk Krai), Krasnaya Zarya (Chita Oblast), Taishet, and Novo-Grishino (Irkutsk Oblast).[4]

So, it is very natural that the Soviet Union received divine punishment to disappear from history.

However, the Empire of Japan should have been wiser in its operation, management, and occupation of Manchuria, North China, and Korea.

The Empire should have involved the U.S. in such enterprise as an ally before WWII.

Yet, it is so sorrowful that officially 50,000 or estimated 300,000 Japanese were killed during their forced labor in Siberia due to bad living conditions and brutal treatment by Russians.

Russia should immediately return to Japan two large islands with two small ones in the Okhotsk Sea unconditionally as a token of friendship between the two great nations, since Moscow did not cooperate with the Empire for ending the Pacific stage of WWII but even offended MacArthur by trying to further take possession of the Japanese northern territory after the end of the War.

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I was once driving on an express way west of Osaka, the Japan's second largest city, as I drove hundreds Km from the Tokyo area.

The massive highway, just built several years before, however alerted me, since there were troublesome wheel tracks an uncountable number of trucks left on the surface of lanes.

As my car at the time was a kind of compact car, its wheels did not well fit on or between the deformed grooves, causing unstable travel especially on curved descents. Asphalt laden on the concrete basement must have been too weak.

Anyway, I thought that a road is more important than a car. Or a car is useless without appropriately maintained roads. A road must be respected more than a car.

Now I think that car manufacturers must contribute a great amount of funds to constructing and maintaining roads.

That car was not made by Toyota, but I enjoyed taking the drive, since the world looked so peaceful under the blue sky of a holiday season though my poor white car was sometimes threatened by or racing with busy, massive trucks on a long, winding, and up and down expressway running over complicated terrains of the Japanese islands.

Yet, it was one happy moment in my life, since I had nothing to worry at that time except my life and safety in addition to conditions of the accelerator pedal, to put extremely, though the ankle of my right foot ached and hardened after so many quick motions.

(A Japanese love song at an early stage of its rapid-growth era in 1960's:


Luk 2:18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

Luk 2:19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

Luk 2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

"a piece of new cloth on an old garment"


WASHINGTON - China's holdings of US Treasury bonds tumbled in December, allowing Japan to take over as the top holder of American government debt, according to Treasury data released Tuesday.

China's bond holdings dropped substantially to 755.4 billion dollars in the last month of December from 789.6 billion in November, said the Treasury's international capital data report.

Japan's holdings increased to 768.8 billion dollars in December from 757.3 billion dollars in November, according to the data.

However this is the norm for decades before late in 2008. Anyway, China does not need America as its economic/security ally but Japan needs.

SECTION I: Next Generation Connectivity

According to the country rankings of various speeds of the Internet broadband connectivity, Japan is No.1, South Korea No.2, Netherlands No.3, Sweden No.4, Denmark No.5, Norway No.6, Finland No.7, France No.8, Germany No.9, Switzerland No.10, and the United States No.11.

On July 14, 2009, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University would conduct an independent expert review of existing literature and studies about broadband deployment and usage throughout the world and that this project would help inform the FCC's efforts in developing the National Broadband Plan. The Berkman Center's Final Report was submitted to the FCC on February 16, 2010.

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The population of the U.S. is 300 million while China has the 1.3 billion or 1,300 million population.

It is not so easy for each government to take care of every one of its people.

However, South Korea with 48 million population can easily apply 3G cellular phone connectivity relatively easily to all the users, though Japan has 127 million population.

SECTION II: How Money Circulates

The basic equation is as follows:

Total Sales = Companies' Money + Workers' Money + Tax

Global competition with China as a new major factor pushes prices down and thus sales down in terms of an amount of money.

Less nominal sales result in less workers' money and thus less consumption.

Less nominal sales also result in less tax.

However tax must be spent in the form of the government budget execution not only in the global market but also in the domestic market segments where the influence of China are small. In those segments without a strong influence of globalization and China, prices have not decreased or discounted so much, requesting a conventional higher level of payment.

Tax = Spending in Market under Globalization + Spending in Traditional Market by a Government.

Therefore, if nominal sales get lowered due to globalization, tax spending by a government cannot be lowered proportionally, resulting in budget deficits on the government's balance sheet.

This tells what has happened in Japan in these 15 years.

However, conventional economists like the following equation:

Money from Central Bank = Money in City Banks + Money in Companies + Money in Households + Tax

Yet, this equation never tells why deflation can happen.

First of all, sale activities by people must be a starting point in economy. Central banks, such as the Bank of Japan, and incomes of economists must be handled later.

Before realization of the non-money economy, the non-bank economy must come.

It is so since banks never produce anything but false credit and crazy interest, while claiming concrete sales in market.

Come back to your right sense!

SECTION III: Atomic-Bomb Surviving Piano to USA

In 1932, YAMAHA produced a grand piano with 85 (not presently typical 88) ivory keys, though such a pino was then expensive for ordinary Japanese.

In 1945, it was owned and used by a family whose house in Hiroshima City was hit by an American atomic (nuclear) bomb that blasted one mile far.

However, a teenage girl of the family and the piano survived the most devastating attack in WWII; she continued to use it for 60 years till 2005. Then she found a tuner, who happened to be a second generation Hibakusya (a victim of the atomic bomb) and decided to entrust a repair of her piano to him, since he was engaged in repairing abandoned pianos to offer them free to hospitals and so on.

Since the completion of the repair, the piano has been played 400 times in various peace events in Japan.

This year, the piano is going to be shipped to New York to join a memoir service for the 9/11 Terror victims.

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This is typical of a good Japanese story.

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Recently some notable Japanese in the art, entertainment, and sports fields died one after another.

However no Japanese died in war in these 65 years after WWII. In the world, such a country must be rare, especially among the major economic powers. People in military uniform are really rare to be seen on the Japanese streets and stations. Most of the Japanese people have lived and died in these 65 years without touching or seeing guns and rifles except those carried by policemen, hunters, or sports shooters.

It was like the samurai era before the start of Japan's modernization in 1860's. Under the Tokugawa samurai regime, only samurais carried full-size swords while matchlocks were kept deep inside castles.

As the centuries-long Tokugawa samurai era fostered some important aspects of the Japanese culture, the present peaceful era might be also forming new and important aspects of the Japanese culture that will influence the rest of the 21st century and beyond...

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Mar 2:18 And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?

Mar 2:19 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.

Mar 2:20 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.

Mar 2:21 No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment: else the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and the rent is made worse.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth "


If you can laugh at the fear of your own death, you can laugh at any hard task and thus tackle it like a hero.

But, I have taken some Chinese herbal medicine for colds in these days, since this winter is colder than previous ones.

The reason is probably that the Arctic meteorology has entered another cycle for strong cooling beyond the barrier set by a CO2 increase.

The less snow in Vancouver might also suggest that the Ocean water temperature has stopped rising and thus allowed less ocean vapor to be cooled into snow, though CO2 absorption by the Oceans is said to have been weakened between 2000 and 2007, which means a water temperature rise.


SECTION I: Advice to Toyota

Last night, I was thinking about how to advise Toyota, since 170,000 respectable men and women are hired by Toyota USA.

The key words is "B-BRIIICCSS!"

Toyota should sell out all its properties, plants, factories, facilities, and contractual rights and claimable assets to the American Democratic Party.

Toyota should concentrate its resources in Bhutan, Brazil, Russia, India, Iran, Iraq, Cuba, China, Sri Lanka, and South Africa (B-BRIIICCSS).

Toyota is not a hero of that class any more.

It is Nomo and Ichiro of Major League Baseball. Nomo and Ichiro definitely changed Japanese views on themselves as individual players, not protected by a Japanese machine, in the American market so positively and forward-lookingly.

And, Nomo and Ichiro are not grand-grandsons, grandsons, or sons of successful entrepreneurs, rich corporate owners, or CEOs.

Go to "B-BRIIICCSS," if not to Afghanistan, like a man is my advice to Toyota.

Then, sooner or later, Mr. Barack Obama and Mr. Michael Moore will manage ex-Toyota USA as CEOs.

SECTION II: Buddhist Society

If you have no ideas about what the Buddhism-based society is, you cannot be more than an economist in a county who is supposed to support an honest bank run by an honest family.

Everybody understands in the Buddhism-based society that man has to leave this foolish material world full of deceit and contaminated by desire and money, taking up honest and virtuous poverty.

Everybody knows that then they will not lose peace of mind if they were born in a difficult condition, suffered poverty in agonies, got sick and older in a desperate manner, and finally found themselves so close to death that must delete their mind and heart.

Everybody knows that then they must respect the Buddha as he reached the highest spiritual status and acquired the highest wisdom and the deepest insights into life and the universe.

But, everybody thinks it is not bad at all to be rich and enjoy a wonderful life owning so many good things others have manufactured and receiving so much services others would offer.

However, in a society, there must be someone that honestly follows the teaching of Buddha, though no one wants to be that someone.

Yet, somebody customarily happens to be an honest follower of the Buddha, at least one in each village or town. For this reason, every lord needs a Buddhist monk respected by people in his territory.

If a frivolous economic paradigm ("Enjoy your life by selling your soul to the Devil as it is only once") of Anglo-Saxon economists prevails in the Buddhist society, they will lose that single symbolic follower of the Buddha in the society of a long tradition.

As they are not Christians and Muslims, whom then can they turn to to ask help if they find that they are badly betrayed?

Anglo-Saxon (and American Judaist) economists who cannot be even good Bible readers are doing unforgivable evil and inflicting horrible damage onto Buddhist people in Asia.

As for Muslims in Dubai, I will discuss it later.


It is out of law to sentence a death penalty to a defendant who has not been arrested in the act of doing, if application of death penalty is allowed by the Constitution.

If it is not an immediate arrest, there is a possibility that the arrestee is not a one directly or truly responsible, even if he is involved in the case.

Or, he can have a great excuse of, say, having been manipulated by a hidden one.

Anyway, a death penalty has a 100% effect while a non-immediate arrest leaves more than a 0.001% possibility of innocence of the accused, since one of 100,000 combinations of factors can put anyone in a situation where he can be misjudged to be a criminal or a murderer.

So, I think that Mr. Isao Hakamada must be released from a prison, where he has been forced to live since 1966 mostly waiting for execution, after a new trial under the authority of the Supreme Court of Japan.

As I saw activities of Mr. Sakae Menda and heard his voices, together with Mr. Toshikazu Sugaya's, on an NHK TV channel the other day, I request it here.

If DPJ Secretary-General Mr. Ichiro Ozawa is forgiven by those who doubt him on tax evasion, Mr. Isao Hakamada must be forgiven by law, even though they are both perfectly innocent.

Anyway, students and professors in law schools in the world should reconsider the significance and holiness of the death penalty in a nation ruled by law.

(In this context, a death penalty cannot be applied to Mr. Osama bin Laden, if arrested.)

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Toyota Motor Corporation's President Mr. Akio Toyoda admitted in Japan today, in the third press conference since the exposure of the large-scale recall, that his company made a mistake.

The ultimate aim of a maker is not to make its executives happy but to make clients, subcontractors, and employees of every category happy. Every practice in its plants must be directed to this aim.

Without this notion, Toyota might be still a local car manufacture somewhere in Japan.

(Whose heart never changes around Haiti after all? )

Mat 2:17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,

Mat 2:18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

Mat 2:19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,

Mat 2:20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance"

Tokyo, Japan, East Asia, and Asia Pacific

South Korea's Mo Tae-Bum won the men's 500 metres speed skating gold Monday at the Olympic Winter Games, with Japan's Keiichiro Nagashima taking silver and teammate Joji Kato winning bronze.'s-mo-wins-men's-500m_279484tu.html

Indeed, if Japan and Korea are united, China will have to make every concession in matters of not only sports but also the hegemony over East Asia.

That is why China needs North Korea and the U.S. military finds justification for its presence in East Asia as a matter of reality.

SECTION I: Chinese Economy & Future of China/USA

Mr. Paul Krugman predicted a month ago or so that protectionism of China will cause 1.4 million more unemployment in the U,S.

However, there is information on shortage of labor in China.

The main reason for this labor scarcity is the bad working conditions in Chinese factories. Chinese laborers coming from remote farming regions to industrial zones along the East and South China Seas have come to hate poor working conditions as well as criminal management of their salaries by company executives.

Poor Chinese workers now opt to work in construction sites in various provinces rather than in repressive plants of exporting businesses in developed areas inside China.


Chinese management often treats workers neglecting their human rights, dignity, and pride, which is not only observed inside China but in foreign countries, especially Africa, where Chinese businesses operate their factories.

Yet elite students of China and the U.S. are aiming at future mutual prosperity at least among themselves.

The number of American students going to study in China from American universities has increased by 20% year-on-year to 13,000.

The number of Chinese students going to study in the U.S. from Chinese universities has increased by 20% year-on-year to 98,000.

Many of those elite students will work in future in investment banks or the like.

Accordingly, workers in China and the U.S. will be in future smartly managed by those elite-student-turned elites in the financial sector, which will probably increase unemployment in both the companies.

Even future American and Chinese economists coming out of this cohort will not have any intention to sacrifice their interest for realizing sound development of the global economy.

What I want to emphasize is future Chinese and American elites will not be able to solve their domestic problems but mix and mess them together, which will make true solution difficult to be achieved in each country.

SECTION II: An American Chinese Expert

American experts on Asia usually show 90% of accuracy in data but 40% of insights into reality and backgrounds on China and its long relationship with Japan and other Asian countries especially in terms of national security, ideological and pragmatic politics, and cultural and social issues.

Chalmers Johnson, Coming to Terms with China
Posted by Tom Engelhardt at 4:27am, March 15, 2005.

Why should China's emergence as a rich, successful country be to the disadvantage of either Japan or the United States? History teaches us that the least intelligent response to this development would be to try to stop it through military force. As a Hong Kong wisecrack has it, China has just had a couple of bad centuries and now it's back. The world needs to adjust peacefully to its legitimate claims -- one of which is for other nations to stop militarizing the Taiwan problem -- while checking unreasonable Chinese efforts to impose its will on the region. Unfortunately, the trend of events in East Asia suggests we may yet see a repetition of the last Sino-Japanese conflict, only this time the U.S. is unlikely to be on the winning side.

What Mr. Chalmers Johnson's thoughts lack is the reality of China-backed-North Korea, China-backed-Myanmar, China-suppressing-Tibet, and the China-suppressing-Uighur people in addition to the lack of democracy and Christianity in China (but not in Taiwan).

Today, in a country where free Google search is forbidden, tens of thousands of American students are learning to be rich in future.

What they will learn can be a way of thinking to neglect the reality of North Korea, Myanmar, Tibet, and the Uighur people in addition to a way of thinking to eventually accept the lack of democracy and Christianity in America.

Then very ironically, American workers will someday rise to fight those China-educated American elites and eventually Chinese elites in China.

If you want to be a true expert on China, you have to first live in Japan for at least 30 years.

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From the beginning, why has China succeeded in economic development?

It is because Japan has transferred a huge amount of technologies and funds to China through 1970's, 1980's, 1990's, and even 2000's.

(The fact that China was once a great nation like the Roman Empire cannot be a reason as with the recent case of Greece)

Then, why has Japan helped China so much?

It is partly because the Japanese people are very sorry for the Chinese people because of the past 15-year-long Japan-China War since 1930 or so.

If you cannot understand this Japanese sentiment, you cannot be an expert in China though you might be able to become an expert in the 1929 Great Depression.

Mar 2:15 And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.

Mar 2:16 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?

Mar 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Monday, February 15, 2010

"which the Lord hath made known unto us"

Except the Son of God

There is a very controversial article on Toyota:
While all automakers have employees who handle NHTSA issues, Toyota may be alone among the major companies in employing former agency staffers to do so. Spokesmen for General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., Chrysler Group LLC and Honda Motor Co. all say their companies have no ex-NHTSA people who deal with the agency on defects.

A car is for a man. A man is not for a car maker. There is a limit to measures a car maker is allowed to take in selling its cars. Toyota should realize that their cars must first serve people's happiness before increase the company's wealth.


He started to work in Japan's National Railway in the Osaka District in 1943, since Osaka was so close to Kyoto Prefecture, his home town, and the second largest city of Japan.

After WWII, namely after having served the Imperial military, he returned to his old workshop to be a supervisor in charge of preventing illegal acts by railroad staff.

One day he found that it would have been effective for preventing illegal ticket reuse if a ticket had been punched not only at an entrance gate but also at 100 km point, 150 km point, and so on by a conductor in a running car. His idea was approved by his immediate boss and boss's bosses on the ladder. So, he took a written request for managerial approval to those bosses as an official custom in most of Japanese companies and public offices, from the lower to the upper.

Finally, he was (unusually) allowed to come up to the office of the chief executive of the Osaka District of Japan's National Railway to get final approval.

He respectfully explained his idea and asked for the chief executive's seal on his paper. Accordingly, the head of the District affixed his seal on the written request, since it was also a Japanese custom to use a seal rather than sign one's name on official paper. But, the seal happened to be upside down on the sheet of paper.

Yet, the young supervisor respectfully asked the top of the District whether he did not like the idea. The chief executive, namely a very elite railroad bureaucrat, responded taking a little offence: "What?"

"My former boss on approving a matter of issue used to sign his name with a red pencil when he liked an idea contained there, but with a blue pencil when he did not. Sir, you have affixed your seal with the wrong side up," said the honest employee.

The executive of Japan's National Railroad got a little excited, since he was quite an elite who graduated from the Imperial University of Tokyo, but soon corrected it by drawing a strike-through over the wrong mark and pressing his seal, again, hard on the form. "Is this OK?" "Thank you very much, sir!"

Three days after his visit to the office of the top of the great Osaka District where thousands or more of railroad men were working, the diligent supervisor was called by his immediate boss who then interestingly said, "You taught Mr. Sato how to affix a seal? Our manager was told by Mr. Sato that there was a staff member in his section who had taught the chief executive how to affix a seal." The young railroad man got proudly bashful.

Decades later in 1960's, the chief executive, Eisaku Sato, was elected as Japan's Prime Minister to serve the top office of the nation for eight years until 1972. He was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1974.

The young railroad supervisor, Mr. Hiromu Nonaka, later became a town mayor, Deputy Governor of Kyoto, a Lower House member of the National Diet, Chief Cabinet Secretary of the Obuchi Cabinet in 1998, and so on to be one of key LDP politicians till his retirement in 2003. Even today, he is active through the media and in politics-related fields.

(Note: Mr. Hiromu Nonaka wondered if Chief Executive Eisaku Sato on purpose affixed his seal upside down on the request form as he did not personally like Mr. Nonaka's idea even if it had not been intended to insult Mr. Nonaka, a young staff member then.)

Mr. Hiromu Nonaka, as powerful as prime minister once or around 2000, is sometimes positioned against former Prime Minister Mr. Junichiro Koizumi as well as DPJ Secretary-General Mr. Ichiro Ozawa.


However, probably former Prime Minister Mr. Junichiro Koizumi and DPJ Secretary-General Mr. Ichiro Ozawa will not write their memoirs, in my feeling, since they have never worked in a railroad company as one of non-elite staff after WWII.

SECTION II: What is Not Holy

In principle, every religion teaches that you should not envy anything others have but you have not.

But, anything that you have but makes others who do not have it envy you can be evil.

In this context, the commercialism that uses a commercial which makes people not only want specific goods but also envy those who have already purchased the goods can be evil.

Put simply, whatever goods that make you want them can be evil.

Whoever makes you envy him or her can be evil.

It is so, since nobody envies Jesus Christ for any goods He has.

So, do not make others envy you for whatever you have!

("Pope, you are making some envy you!! You cannot be holy at all!!," some might be shouting.)

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Problems in this world you recognize cannot be solved while you keep your living standard.

Conversely, you have reached the living standard by increasing problems in this world.

That is why an economist who does not like to sacrifice his living standard cannot help the society solve its financial or economic problems.

They are playing roles of politicians, economists, or critics, but the story has been decided by somebody else who is not on the stage.

In Christianity, that somebody is the Son of God.

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.

Luk 2:16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

Luk 2:17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

Luk 2:18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

G2 of China/USA for American Investors

No Regular Triangle But Two Different Levels for G1 and G2

The U.S. Department of State and CIA have different views on Mr. Ichiro Ozawa.

As Mr. Ozawa looks to be de-facto top leader of the Japanese ruling party DPJ, the U.S. Department of State is going to invite Mr. Ozawa to Washington D.C. to solve the U.S. Marine-base relocation problem in Okinawa, Japan. Mr. Ozawa looks proud of being invited by the U.S. Department of State to lead delegations to Washington D.C. for meeting with President Mr. Barack Obama.

(Note: There is another report today that Mr. Ichiro Ozwa does not request the meeting with President Mr. Obama as a condition for him to accept the invitation. Some Japanese pundit has criticised that Mr. Ozawa should not act like a boss of Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama, especially, on diplomatic issues. )

The U.S. Department of State also seems to pay attention to Mr. Ozawa's strong relationship with leaders of the Chinese Communist Party, which America might make the best use of in their building friendly relationship with China.

However, CIA might have a different view, since China has no intention to prosper with America sharing the same value system based on American Christianity and Judaism.

World Socialist Web Site

US-China rivalry intensifies
9 January 2010

The US remains the world’s no. 1 economy but is confronted by a dynamic rival. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, US GDP was eight times that of China; a decade later the figure was down to four times. This year China is likely to overtake Japan to become the world’s second largest economy. In 2009 China overtook the US as the world’s largest auto market and Japan as the largest auto producer. Two decades ago, a car industry barely existed in China.
More broadly, the US has sought to encircle China with a series of alliances and bases, stretching from Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Australia and India to Afghanistan and Central Asia. China is responding by building its own military capabilities, including a blue-water navy to secure shipping routes to the Middle East and Africa, and a de facto partnership with Russia to counter US influence in Central Asia.
China is an economic giant with feet of clay, riven by economic and social contradictions. Its economy is dependent on Western investment, technology and markets. China’s great economic "strength"—its vast pool of cheap labour—inevitably produces deep-seated social tensions.
The abiding fear of the tiny Chinese elite is that its police-state measures will not contain the immense social explosion that is building up.

On the contrary, Japan has had real and proven intention to prosper with America sharing the same value system based on American Christianity (and Judaism) and universal democracy.

The era of G2 of Japan and America has been really great and good to the world. Asians respect this relationship. Russians fear the relationship. Chinese envy the relationship. It has contributed much even to educating American people with what their European tradition cannot offer. It has been partly linked with idealistic, liberal philosophy on the Japanese side and a quest of idealistic, Pax Americana for Americans while pursuing American Dream domestically.

But, now America has decided to enter the new G2 era with China.

Yet, American workers do not know the truth behind it. It is not to save American workers. It is to save American investors who have come to doubt the future of Wall Street in the wake of the 2008 Lehman Shock. American rich men and investors have come to see China as something that could take over from Wall Street without taking American workers into their account. But, all American workers will see is an unchanged high rate of unemployment and an increase of strange neighbors coming from China (possibly and eventually as many as those Hispanics having come from the south of the border).

Toyota has become foolish, but it can employ so many American workers in the U.S. Any Chinese companies will not be able to. Sony and other Japanese electronic businesses have triggered a creative impulse in American industries. Any Chinese companies will not be able to. It is so since Chinese traditions despise manufacturing but prefer trade. Chinese elites just want to have poor Chinese work in factories and to get profits as their own.

So, the purpose of American rich people and Chinese elites advocating the China/USA G2 is very mean, betraying workers in both the countries. With progress of this China/USA G2, American investors might preserve their wealth, and Chinese elites get more money; but the American unemployment rate will be kept high and Chinese workers will not obtain democracy and freedom of religion.

Yet, this selfish China/USA G2 will cause many problems in the phase of international security and politics CIA would be in charge of.

For example, for China the prolonged American War with Islamic warriors is very welcome, since China will eventually gain easier access to other developing nations with rich natural resources. China can also tighten military cooperation with Russia to secure their cold control over poor Chinese people. China will further aid the military regimes in North Korea and Myanmar.

The China/USA G2 in low purpose will result in satisfactory returns to American investors, but the American Government will lose respect from American workers and Asian people. In fact, American wealthy people cannot think of any other market but China (if India and Brazil taken into account) that can take over Wall Street where their money can be operated with some level of expectations of returns. In the meantime, Pax Americana will be impossible for ever even with a resentment of Israel eventually.

This is the truth of China/USA G2.

However, from a historical point of view, it might be a necessary step for poor Chinese people to start to learn Christianity and Judaism..

And, personally, I do not think the peaceful G2 of China and USA is so bad for Japan and other Asian countries so long as Taiwan can keep independence, since sooner or later democratic or religious revolution will occur in China through this new G2 building process while American arrogance will be suppressed with more and more lucky Chinese coming to live in America.

The challenge for Japan is to sustain and further carry through the higher ambition and aspiration once so much expected to be attained through the Japan/USA G2 at a decent spiritual level from which the U.S. is now leaving for a money-driven adventure with China.

Japan should be more spiritual to lead the world as great G1 in stark contrast with them.