Saturday, April 10, 2010

"Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God"

New Vision

A jet plane where the president of Poland and other high-ranking officials were on board crashed near the forest where tens of thousands of Polish officers had been executed in the era of WWII by the Soviet Union.

Such an accident is very rare in the advanced countries or European nations. It might be a warning about Russia for Japan, since Japan has a territorial dispute with Russia.

However, this territorial issue might be the last chance for the ruling DPJ and the Hatoyama Cabinet to restore confidence among Japanese voters.

Yet, one forecast of the coming Upper House Election (for 121 seats among total 242) is as follows:
DPJ: 42; LDP: 53; New Komeito 9; Japanese Communist Party 4; Minna-No-To: 10; Social Democratic Party: 1; Others: 2.


SECTION I: Bye-Bye Space Shuttle

It is said it takes $1.5 billion for one launching of the current Space Shuttle which is regarded as a total failure.

So, the New Space Shuttle A must have a function to carry 2 men in launching, but to have 7 men on board for their return to the earth. It can also stay long in the space attached to the New Cargo Vehicle where necessary.

The New Space Shuttle B must have a function to carry 5 men in launching, but to accommodate 7 men during its long (or forever) stay in the space or to have 7 men on board for their return to the earth.

The New Cargo Vehicle will stay in the space forever with attached Shuttle A or B to form a space base with an additional Vehicle to be launched in every successive mission.

After 10 missions, there will be 10 Cargo Vehicles connected in the space to form a space base, the span of which will be 10 x 40 meters = 400 meters or 12,000 feet, where some Shuttle Bs are attached. One of the base can even travel to the moon or Mars to fly around its orbit.

This system allows for a quasi-mass-production of rockets, engines, vehicles, and shuttle As and Bs.

I hope that President Mr. Barack Obama cancel every existence space program and contract with Japan for this New Space Base Project.

SECTION II: History of Shanghai

It is a long and complicated story that City Shanghai presented about its miracle era between the Great Depression and the end of WWII.

During this period, Shanghai was known as "The Paris of the East, the New York of the West"[2]. Shanghai was made a special city in 1927, and a municipality in May 1930. The city's industrial and financial power increased, because the merchants were in control of the city, while the rest of China was divided among warlords...

Economic achievements include the city becoming the commercial centre of East Asia, attracting banks from all over the world. When movies and literature depict the golden days of Shanghai of the past, it is generally associated with this era...

In 1927, communists tried to end foreign rule, officially supported by the gangsters and the Kuomintang (KMT) nationalists. Leaders of the Green Gang however entered into informal alliances with Chiang Kai-shek and the Shanghailander capitalists acted against the communists and organised labour unions...

The power of the gangsters rose in the early 1930s, especially the power of the Green Gang leader Du Yuesheng. Du started his own native place association. Mobsters stormed the Shanghai Stock Exchange to gain control over it. The police did not interfere, since they had been dominated by the mobsters since 1919. Shanghailanders did not interfere either, since it was an internal Chinese affair. The nationalist government did not interfere, because it tried to break the power of the entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs were forced to make a deal after a second storming of the mobsters...

The Japanese Navy bombed Shanghai on January 28, 1932, nominally in an effort to crush down Chinese student protests against the Manchurian Incident and the subsequent Japanese occupation. The Chinese fought back in what was known as the January 28 Incident. The two sides fought to a standstill and a ceasefire was brokered in May. In the Second Sino-Japanese War, the city fell after the Battle of Shanghai in 1937, and was occupied until Japan's surrender in 1945...

It can be a long and complicated story that City Shanghai will present about its magic era between the Lehman Shock and the end of the Chinese Communist Party.

However, please note that after the Japanese-Sino War (1894-1895) Japanese were given the same right of residence and occupancy in Shanghai as Westerners living in the special districts or settlements of the city. There were 20,000 Japanese living in Shanghai. Accordingly, the Empire of Japan sent a fleet and Imperial Marines to Shanghai to protect those Japanese people as well as Europeans and Americans in 1930's.

Yet, the 1932 incident in Shanghai is said to have been triggered by some Japanese general with his spies, in the city full of Chinese and foreign gangsters and terrorists.

In addition, the description "the city fell after the Battle of Shanghai in 1937" might not be so accurate, since the Imperial Military was then defending Shanghai actually, defeating Chinese troops coming from outside the city whose size was 10 times more numerically.

(However, it was November 1941 that U.S. Marines having been stationed in Shanghai left for the Philippines... )

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My standpoint is that if anybody thinks anything before thoroughly studying the Bible and the Buddhist Scriptures, it is useless.

But, I have met so many people who told proudly their views on people, life, and society, as if they had been smarter than I.

Of course, Jesus Christ told me not to scold them.

Indeed, some of them were betraying their wives or others' wives while telling something to me as if they had been smarter than I.

Being too foolish sometimes makes a person outwardly safe. But, if that someone is one of leaders of a nation or a country, he or she must be forced to leave his/her position, since such a person sometimes tells something to me as if he or she had been smarter than I.


The tone interval is a key, isn't it?)

Mat 4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

Mat 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

Mat 4:10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Mat 4:11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

Friday, April 09, 2010

"He that hath ears to hear, let him hear"

(Tokyo View from South to Central-North)

Flowing like a River

They think everybody feels and thinks the same way.

Watching $1 million at somebody's hand, everybody feels and thinks the same way as they do.

But, some people have additional thought and feelings sometimes, which makes a difference.

That is why everybody cannot be a historian though they may think everybody feels and thinks the same way as they do for things of the past.

Now, you have to leave them and listen to EEE Reporter, since they think EEE Reporter is the same as they are in thinking and feeling.

SECTION I: Shanghai b/w Great Depression and 1937

Shanghai in 2010's might look like itself of 1930's.

Shanghai after the Lehman Shock might look like itself after the Great Depression.

Shanghai in the 1930s A Legendary Chinese City both Modern and Decadent
Share Article | Jun 30, 2009 Eric Niderost

While the rest of the world grappled with the Great Depression, Shanghai entered its most prosperous era. In 1930 its population was around 3 million souls, ranking it fifth among the world’s great cities in population. As the city grew in wealth and sophistication, it became known as the "Paris of the Orient," a mecca for the rich and famous of the era... 
Shanghai Enters Its Golden Age
The metropolis on the Whangpoo (now Huangpu) River was divided into three distinct political spheres: the International Settlement, the French Concession, and Greater Shanghai. The International Settlement was largely dominated by the British, while the French Concession was a colony ruled by a Governor General appointed by Paris. Greater Shanghai, which surrounded the foreign enclaves like a giant cocoon, was administered by the Chinese central government. 
Skyscrapers, Art Deco, and Capitalism
Shanghai’s wealth created a building boom of unprecedented proportions. There were more skyscrapers in Shanghai than in any other place outside of North America. Art Deco was all the rage, and soon the city’s skyline was festooned with such streamlined masterpieces as the Paramount Ballroom, the Grand Theater, and Sir Victor Sassoon’s Cathay Hotel... 
Shanghai as Sin City
The pursuit of pleasure was second only to the pursuit of wealth. Both foreigners and Chinese patronized nightclubs, movie theaters, and dance halls. Thousands flocked to the Shanghai Jockey Club’s great race course in the center of town, eagerly betting on the strange little Mongolian ponies shipped in for the purpose. 
But there were other, more sinful pastimes to be had as well. Opium was readily available, and thousands of prostitutes plied their trade. A criminal entrepreneur named “Big Eared” Du presided over a vice empire that included brothels, gambling, and drugs. In an ironic twist, Du was appointed the head of the anti-drug Opium Suppression Bureau. Du’s Green Gang, a criminal organization some 20,000 members strong, had political ties to China’s ruling elite. 
It was a common saying that if God allowed Shanghai to endure, He owed an apology to Sodom and Gomorrah. Bernard Wasserstein’s Secret War in Shanghai quotes a Chinese journalist as saying it was "a city with forty-eight storey skyscrapers built upon twenty-eight layers of hell." 
A Sanctuary for Refugees
After the Russian Revolution anti- Communist White Russians were forced to flee their homeland. Stateless, without passports, they came to Shanghai because it was one of the few places that would accept them. Many were upper- class aristocrats forced to do menial labor. The men often became bodyguards, the prettier women dance hall hostesses. 
In the late 1930s a second wave of refugees poured into Shanghai. This time it was European Jews, fleeing from the Nazis. Most settled in the Honkew (now Hongkou) district, poor but happy to be alive and free of persecution...

Rationally thinking, it is unlikely that the Empire of Japan planned to destroy prosperity of Shanghai by exercising its military power, making war with Chinese, and driving out so many American/European businesses to completely occupy the city and cause recession.

Actually, the Imperial Government in Tokyo never took an initiative to send full-scale Army divisions to the Chinese mainland through Shanghai in 1930's, though it allowed the Imperial Military to respond to Chinese offence properly.

SECTION II: Lunch with President

In Washington D.C. next week, Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama is reportedly to take a lunch seat beside President Mr. Barack Obama's when leaders in the world get together to talk about nuclear weapon issue.

In Copenhagen last December, Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama took a dinner seat beside Secretary Mrs. Hilary Clinton's when leaders in the world got together to talk about the climate change.

Nobody in Japan thinks any political agenda P.M. Mr. Hatoyama will raise on the lunch or the supper will be taken properly by American leaders, since any agenda the prime minister faces is so critical to his Cabinet in Tokyo while American leaders are too busy with their own.

Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama should have said to Secretary Mrs. Clinton, "I hope that America and EU will cooperate to contain Wall Street."

Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama should say to President Mr. Obama, "I hope that America and China will cooperate to contain Wall Street."

And, Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama should say to Chinese leaders, "I hope that Japan and China will cooperate for success of the coming Shanghai Exposition."

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Recent research on perception of the state of the economy conducted with Japanese businesses has shown steady improvement of the situation.

Japanese businesses are being supported by strong demands from Asian markets. What once caused deflation in Japan might turn to be a catalyst for a boom in Japan. Payback time might be near.

But, Korea might be more in a good situation, exporting nuclear power plants and iron mills in other Asian countries; Taiwan might be more aggressive in exporting high-tech products to China, including semiconductor ones.

Indeed, Shanghai can be a center of finance in East Asia with a huge hedge in Tokyo even in terms of regional security.



Cherry blossoms were still sustaining themselves around Tokyo as I have still used an electric heater today...

Mar 4:9 And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Mar 4:10 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.

Mar 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:

Mar 4:12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

"living water"

Dilemma of Voters

There is one common thing between Former President Ronald Reagan and Mr. George W. Bush.

They respect Christianity so much, while they have spent eight years in the White House.

However would poor American voters vote for Ronald Reagan or Mr. George W. Bush, only if a Democratic Presidential candidate looked less Christian than either Ronald Reagan or Mr. George W. Bush?

In this context, religious merit has never been a major factor for Japanese voters choosing candidates for prime minister, namely members of the National Diet, after WWII (New Komeito candidates might be a little different).

Yet, even before WWII, in Japanese elections, religion seems to have never taken a major part, since everybody had religious merit unique to Japanese spiritualism.

SECTION I: 1920's & 2000's

If a very influential figure in the U.S., such as Mr. Henry Kissinger, thinks that the Imperial military planes of Japan attacked and bombed Europeans, Americans, and Judaists living in Shanghai City in 1937, his whole career would bear no fruits, since it was Chinese attack planes that bombed Japanese citizens and Western residents living and working in Shanghai districts for foreigners. And, it was the Imperial Army that protected Europeans, Americans, and Judaists living in Shanghai City in 1937 from Chinese troops attacking from outside the city, being led by a German general and officers, being equipped with Czech machine guns, and being reinforced by made-in-America air planes and USSR military supplies.

However, preceding this 1937 incident in Shanghai that led to the Pearl Harbor Attack tragically, things had been critically progressing in 1920's.

In 1920's, there were many American businesses operating in the Chinese market.

Rockefellers also run their business in China from their headquarters in Shanghai under protection of the military of the Empire of Japan.

Harriman invested into South Manchuria Railway. And, the Manchuria incident which led to occupation of Manchuria by the Imperial Army of Japan was yet to occur.

In this period, the Japan-U.S. relationship was not so bad. When the Great Kanto Earthquake hit Tokyo in 1923 taking on 140,000 lives, American people sent many relief supplies to Japan.

However, the atmosphere seems to have changed drastically following the start of the Great Depression in 1929.

Today, there are many American businesses operating in the Chinese market.

Mr. Rockefeller and U.S. elites often visit China under the restraining checks by the Japan-U.S. security alliance.

In the period of the Koizumi-Bush cooperation, the Japan-U.S. relationship was not so bad at all.

However, the atmosphere seems to be changing gradually following the Lehman Shock in 2008, the start of the Obama Administration in 2009, and the revelation of incompetent handling by the Hatoyama Cabinet of the U.S. matters such as the Okinawa Marine base and the coordinated efforts against Islamic terrorists.

Nonetheless, the big difference is found in the Japan-China relationship and also in the level of American people's understanding of Japan and Japanese.

In summary, this time no conspiracy would be successful, so that Japan will never fall into a trap of being drawn into the new Japan-China War and triggering the second Pearl Harbor Attack.

SECTION II: American Class Models

Let's make it clear who the super-rich are, the rich are, and the poor are:
Academic Class Models

Leonard Beeghley, 2004

The super-rich (0.9%)
Multi-millionaires whose incomes commonly exceed $350,000; includes celebrities and powerful executives/politicians. Ivy League education common.

The Rich (5%)
Households with net worth of $1 million or more; largely in the form of home equity. Generally have college degrees.

Middle class (plurality/majority?; ca. 46%)
College educated workers with incomes considerably above-average incomes and compensation; a man making $57,000 and a woman making $40,000 may be typical.

Working class (ca. 40% - 45%)
Blue collar workers and those whose jobs are highly routinized with low economic security; a man making $40,000 and a woman making $26,000 may be typical. High school education.

The poor (ca. 12%)
Those living below the poverty line with limited to no participation in the labor force; a household income of $18,000 may be typical. Some high school education.

About 70% of American households do not belong to super-rich, rich, and upper middle circles.

Roughly speaking there are one million lawyers and 0.9 million medical doctors in the United States, who combined account for 1.6% of the American households.

Accordingly, the case in each major election will be mainly decided by lower middle class voters and working class voters who belong to industry, commerce, service, or public sectors, accounting for 58% of American households.

With 4% votes coming from the 12% poor who register, if 80% of these 58% American lower-middle-class/working-class voters vote for Democrats, Democrats can win.

Even with 6% votes coming from the 12% poor who register, Democrats need 76% of these 58% American lower-middle-class/working-class voters vote to win.

So, the true swing voters fall in 4% of these 58% American lower-middle-class/working-class voters, since they account for 2.3% of all the American voters who can make a Presidential election result in 52.3% vs. 47.7%.

In the 2008 election, Mr. Barack Obama's popular vote percentage was 52.9%.

Yet, all the poor need is faith in the God and belief in Jesus Christ to make their contribution in a Presidential election full 12%, whether or not resulting in an overwhelming victory of a Democratic candidate for the American Presidency.

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Would poor American voters vote for Democratic candidates, even if they look less Christian than Republican candidates?

They would vote for candidates looking more American than Christian.

Does being American mean being rich? If so, how much?



Joh 4:7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.

Joh 4:8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)

Joh 4:9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

Joh 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

"and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred"

One Sheep Lost, One Fact Distorted?

If you do not try to save one sheep, how can you save 100 sheep?

If you accept one false fact, how can you judge history?

For example, it was Chinese troops that came to attack City Shanghai from inland bases in the summer of 1937.

It was troops of the Empire of Japan that were engaged in defence of Shanghai including settlement districts where many Westerners lived, against numerically 10 times more Chinese troops, since the Imperial Government in Tokyo had no intention to expand front lines in the Chinese mainland.

SECTION I: Execution in China

A Japanese man in his 60's was arrested by the Chinese police in 2006 for allegedly carrying 2.5 kilo grams (5 pounds) of stimulant drugs at the Dalian International Airport.

He was sentenced to death in 2008 and executed yesterday by the Chinese authority. It is the first case that the Chinese Government executes a Japanese civilian after normalizing Japan-China diplomatic relations in 1972.

While the unlucky Japanese lived in Osaka, Japan, he often visited a pub, saying to the female owner of the shop, "You should not become a 'yakuza' (gangster or thug). You should not trust 'Boryoku-Dan (organized criminals),' though he strangely looked in an urgent need of cash unlike ordinary Osaka citizens.


It is speculated that the drugs the unlucky Japanese was carrying had been produced in North Korea.

This combination of North Korea, the Chinese police, stimulant drugs, and the shadowy network in Osaka (and Kobe) is one of the most dangerous factors for ordinary travellers in the Far East, including American tourists, since North Korea is more dangerous than Mexico and China is far larger than Cuba.

SECTION II: Shanghai, August 14, 1937

On August 14, 1937, Chinese air forces, mobilizing a dozen and more airplanes, suddenly started to bomb a naval ship of the Empire of Japan stationed in the Huangpu River flowing through Shanghai.

The Chinese air raid actually failed, since Japanese cruiser Izumo defended itself well with anti-aircraft fires.

Accordingly, Chinese planes could not hit Izumo, but four of the attack planes changed the target to bomb streets in the international concession district of Shanghai with a 250 kilo-gram bomb from each. Their bombs destroyed the Palace Hotel and the Cathey Hotel run by English men, resulting in hundreds and more deaths.


However, Chinese advertised this tragedy as an act of the Imperial Military. Their claim is still found in English Wikipedia and other Web sites:

On August 14, the Taiwan-based Shikaya and Kisarazu air squadrons of the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force launched bombing raids against Chinese targets in the Shanghai area. The bombings directly caused tens of thousands of civilian deaths as the explosives landed in populated centers and major transportation hubs.

On August 14, the Taiwan-based Shikaya and Kisarazu air squadrons of the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force launched bombing raids against Chinese targets in the Shanghai area. The bombings directly caused tens of thousands of civilian deaths as the explosives landed in populated centers and major transportation hubs.... In 1940 the government announced August 14 would be the Air Force Day to raise the morale of the Chinese populace.

It is true that the Headquarters of the Imperial Military ordered, as a response to sudden all-out offence by China, nine bombers of the Shikaya air squadrons stationed around Taipei, Taiwan, to make a sally but not to Shanghai; they attacked air fields in Hangzhou (Kou-shu in Japanese) located 180 kilometres (112 mi) southwest of Shanghai. Another nine bombers of the Shikaya air squadrons were ordered to attack a Chinese air base in Guangde County (Kou-toku in Japanese) at the opposite side to Shanghai over a big lake.

The Kisarazu air squadrons stationed in Kyusyu, Japan, were also ordered to sortie, but due to bad weather they cancelled the plan. No air planes of the Kisarazu air squadrons flew to anywhere on August 14, 1937. A typhoon was moving north in the East China Sea, so that the Imperial Military abandoned an idea even to mobilize an aircraft carrier.

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The Chinese military planes that bombed the Shanghai streets were witnessed by some Westerners. Based on their report, American author Trevanian (Rodney William Whitaker) wrote some vivid passages in a famous novel called "Shibumi."

In this novel, he depicted the air raid by the Chinese military using Northrop Gamma 2E planes. It is assumed that he referred to an article of The North China Daily News founded by Henry Shearman.

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From the beginning, many Japanese citizens also lived around the international concession district of Shanghai, so that the Japanese bombers could not bomb Shanghai streets, though it would have been rather four 8-inch guns of cruiser Izumo that must have been used for firing on Chinese troops on Shanghai streets.

Yet, this bombing by Chinese attack planes took lives of some Americans, including Robert Reischauer, elderly brother of Edwin Reischauer who was American Ambassador to Japan in 1960's. Robert Reischauer was reportedly attacked by a bomb near office buildings occupied by a Japanese bank and a Japanese (Manchuria) railroad company.

Yet, even today, some Americans believed that military planes of the Empire of Japan air-raided the Shanghai Street to kill thousands of citizens including Chinese and Westerners.

Reports the Imperial Military filed and recorded during WWII are very accurate, since Japan had been a modern nation since 1860's.

And, a rational analysis of the Shanghai incident on August 14, 1937 simply tells that it is a Chinese act that bombed and killed hundreds and more civilians in the streets of the international concession district of Shanghai, since there were no Chinese soldiers in the district for cruiser Izumo to fire on with big guns from the big river. And, no Imperial Military bombers flew to Shanghai, as now you know, on August 14, 1937.

Letters: Feb. 2, 1962, TIME Magazine

Ambassadors Abroad


I read with particular interest the article about our new ambassadors [Jan. 12]. Ed Reischauer was a contemporary of mine at Oberlin. His older brother Bob was a classmate and close friend of mine. It was tragic and ironic that Bob was killed by a Japanese bomb dropped on a Shanghai hotel in 1937, since Bob grew up in Japan.

Louis S. PEIRCE Cleveland

> It was a Chinese bomb that killed Robert Reischauer. He was on a study tour of China, leading a group of students, when war with Japan broke out. While he was registering at the Cathay Hotel in Shanghai, a Chinese aerial bomb aimed at Japanese warships in the river landed outside the hotel.—ED.,9171,828957-3,00.html

In 1956, widower Edwin Reischauer married a Japanese woman of a distinguished family who actually became his second wife. Then he was appointed to the United States Ambassador to Japan by President John F. Kennedy in 1961.

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April is the season of school entrance ceremony and company orientation for children and graduates in Japan.

The ceremony is mostly held on April 7 in schools.

Decades ago, some company in Japan had graduates start to work from March 21 and paid the first monthly salary to them on April 30 but not on April 20.

I do not think it was Fujitsu Limited, though.



Mar 4:7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.

Mar 4:8 And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

"when the sun was up, it was scorched"

(Great is Tokyo for hard working, peace loving, and low abiding people since the era of Ieyasu 400 years ago)

Verification of the Centuries of War

If you want to make the world peaceful, you must introduce the following article into your constitution:

ARTICLE 9. Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes. (2) To accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph, land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained. The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized.

SECTION I: JAPAN & CHINA vs. Europe/America

Modernization of China was only possible through contribution from Japan.

After ending the closed-door policy under the Tokugawa samurai regime around 1860's, the Empire of Japan started to aggressively import and study Western civilization more openly, though some critical information about the world had been brought into Japan through trade with the Netherlands who was exceptionally allowed to trade with Japan in the samurai era.

Japanese people encountered many Western concepts to translate each of them into appropriate Kanji expressions. Chinese elites then adopted the Japanese translations, since they are so accurate and insightful in choosing Kanji or Chinese letters. One example is the Kanji expression of "People's Republic of China."

According to research, those Kanji expressions originated in Japan in the late 19th century account for 70% of today's Chinese expressions meaning the same concepts in science, sociology, and other academic fields which were imported from Europe/America to Japan and studied by the Japanese people to localize them. Other examples are as follows:

Accordingly, the more Chinese learn science and economy, the more they come to respect Japan or fear Japan.

As a consequence, the Chinese Communist Party would not allow schools in China to teach the true history of East Asia to pupils and students.

It also made it possible for Japanese children and students to learn modern Western culture, using only the Japanese language.

But, it also tells that as Japan had imported, preserved, and more cultivated ancient Chinese civilization to make Kanji words and associated concepts their own. As those Kanji words and associated concepts created by ancient Chinese are rich and abundant, what Japanese people in the late 19th century did was mostly to compare and match original Kanji concepts and Western concepts to create new Kanji idioms.

So, if Europeans and Americans are taught anything about China and Japan by Chinese communist members, they cannot see the truth, since today's Chinese are not so legitimate followers of the ancient Chinese Civilization as today's Japanese are, very ironically, due to raptures and discontinuity in history of the Chinese people.

It is like American tourists go to Israel to meet direct descendants of Jesus Christ's followers. They had better go to the Vatican or the poorest country such as Haiti. And, they should learn history of East Asia from Japanese.

Of course, Chinese youths should also learn history of East Asia from Japanese.

SECTION II: Background of the Pearl Harbor Attack

After the Civil War, Americans changed along with intensified competition in business in the American society being industrialized as they had learnt power of industry through the Civil War which originally started in the agriculture-dominant background as symbolized cotton plantations in the South.

Accordingly, they needed new work force. American businesses liked to accept immigrants from Japan and China. But, the situation was complicated since the market economy was not sufficiently supported by adequate social systems. There could be also delicate rivalry between Japanese immigrants and Chinese immigrants, especially, in California:
Anti-Japanese sentiment
Pre-20th century
In the United States, anti-Japanese sentiment had its beginnings well before the Second World War...Some cite the formation of the Asiatic Exclusion League as the start of the anti-Japanese movement in California.[9]

Early 20th century
Anti-Japanese racism in California had become increasingly xenophobic after the Japanese victory over Russia in the Russo-Japanese War. On October 11, 1906, the San Francisco, California Board of Education had passed a regulation whereby children of Japanese descent would be required to attend racially segregated separate schools. At the time, Japanese immigrants made up approximately 1% of the population of California; many of them had come under the treaty in 1894 which had assured free immigration from Japan...

The Japanese invasion of China in 1931 and the annexation of Manchuria was roundly criticized in the US. In addition, efforts by citizens outraged at Japanese atrocities, such as the Nanking Massacre, led to calls for American economic intervention to encourage Japan to leave China; these calls played a role in shaping American foreign policy. As more and more unfavorable reports of Japanese actions came to the attention of the American government, embargoes on oil and other supplies were placed on Japan, out of concern for the Chinese populace and for American interests in the Pacific. Furthermore, the European American population became very pro-China and anti-Japan, an example being a grass-roots campaign for women to stop buying silk stockings, because the material was procured from Japan through its colonies.

More significantly, Japanese interest in China and American interest in China were never been coordinated and adjusted for co-existence.
Fortune Magazine, Vol XI, No. 1, Jan., 1935:
The thousands of U. S. [Protestant] missionaries did not go out to trade, but they did carry on a spiritual warfare that had material repercussions in America as well as in China. Religious, philanthropic, and educational societies invested from $40,000,000 to $ 50,000,000 (gold), which is equal to the investment of all other nations put together; and the annual U. S. remittances to Chinese missions, etc., traditionally in the millions of dollars and totaling $ 8,000,000 (gold) in 1928, have always played a certain part in balancing China’s international trade.
The American commercial advance in China was resumed toward the end of the nineteenth century when the Standard Oil Co. out-grew its American market for kerosene. Learning that 400,000,000 Chinese were burning sesame oil in their lamps, Mr. Rockefeller set forth to tap that enormous market in the nineties. With its head-quarters in Shanghai, his company expanded until its hong name, Mei Foo, became a passport to the most distant villages of the interior.
After the World War one began to hear that Henry Ford was about to revolutionize China with hundreds of millions to be spent in plants and roads. But nothing ever came of this, and Mr. Ford has no plant in China. Meanwhile, and during the booming twenties, there came a flock of U. S. companies whose stocks were soaring in New York — General Motors Corp,. E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Eastman Kodak Co., the National Aniline & Chemical Co., and Colgate-Palmolive-Peet.
It appears that the Yankee has come to the Yangtze for good. But strangely enough, even though the American trade is the biggest, the American position is not the strongest. The casual visitor mentally notes that the Yankee puts on a bad show in the Orient. What with the sturdy British tradition, what with the aggressive Japanese, what with an obscure foreign policy, the U. S. does not seem able to perform as a big international power. Her prestige has not been helped by the recent manipulation of silver prices by Congress. Yet the new government at Nanking has for its heroes the fathers of the American Revolution. Hundreds of influential Chinese have been educated in America and welcome our trade, our capital, and, at least until recently, our institutions.

Key factors for the Pearl Harbor Attack could be thus found in California and Shanghai in addition to Wall Street without mentioning Washington D.C. in 1941.

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One special jet plane of the Air Self-Defense Force of Japan flew rather low while I was walking. Then another special jet plane of the Air Self-Defense Force of Japan flew exactly above my head.

Indeed, cherry blossom's were still at their best with so many white petals. Yet, they might have come from 65 years ago to inform me of something important, since they flew so bravely and nostalgically...

There must be viewers of EEE Reporter in Heaven but not the hell.


In a democratic country prosperous with market economy, people never feel a threat of power of elites in the government. Accordingly, no music is needed as a means to record truth of the era.)

Mar 4:5 And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:

Mar 4:6 But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.

Monday, April 05, 2010

"Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God"

(The Tokyo Tower 333 meters high since 1958, the photo taken by EEE Reporter)

Sons & Daughters of Samurai but Not of Terrorists

Even in the samurai era in Japan, namely before the late 19th century, there were many cases of an official letter of divorce having been submitted by a samurai to his domain lord.

Especially when status of the parents' house of a wife was higher than her husband's, it is estimated, a divorce could be triggered even from the wife's side.

This must be one of the reasons that the last samurai regime under the Tokugawa family could survive for 250 years, in addition to Tokugawa's complete control of all the gold and silver mines in Japan.

Anyway, more specifically, samurais accounted for 7% of the total population in the Tokugawa era, while farmers 80% whose descendants have now really enjoyed democratic privileges as a majority.

SECTION I: Japan in Spring of 2010

In June 1960, President Dwight D. Eisenhower was about to visit Japan but decided not to, since there were so many anti-American demonstrators in Tokyo.

Eisenhower later said, "Prime Minister Kishi said those demonstrators were just a minority while most of the Japanese people supported the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty, which I believed and planned to visit Tokyo..."


Nonbusuke Kishi is the third president of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) (while the incumbent LDP president Mr. Sadakazu Tanigaki is the 24th).

Since 1955 till 2009, the LDP as the very pro-American party has enjoyed power in Japan except 10 months around 1993 when Mr. Ichiro Ozawa (presently No.1 DPJ politician under the Hatoyama regime) left the LDP.

Today, the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) led by Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama and Secretary-General Mr. Ozawa is regarded as more pro-Chinese than pro-American by international political communities. And, some Western experts on Japan are wondering why Japan can be more pro-Chinese while Japan seems to need to leverage its alliance with America to cope with Chinese military and economic expansion, which however tells how shallow their views on Japan and China are.

Most of the Japanese people support the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty more than in 1960, but the meaning of being pro-American has vastly changed in this half a century, especially, in the wake of the 9/11 Terror and the Lehman Shock, both caused by American arrogance and foolishness.

Most of the Japanese people do not respect the Chinese Communist Party at all, but the meaning of anti-Chinese has vastly changed in this half a century, especially, since the Chinese people proved their ability to adopt modern technologies and adapt their society to modern market economy admitting necessary economic freedom and leaving ideology, both supported by efforts of Japanese businesses.

Based on cool assumption that there is no war in East Asia between China and the U.S., the Japanese people have accepted the anti-American stance of P.M. Mr. Hatoyama and DPJ leader Mr. Ozawa through 2009-30-8 general election.

But now, a trend is shifting again, not only because the people have come to be alarmed to the anti-American feature of the ruling DPJ. P.M. Mr. But also, Yukio Hatoyama is losing popularity mostly due to the lack of his sincere behaviors in terms of morals, justice, and dignity as the top of one of the greatest nations in the world, as indicated in the U.S. Marine base relocation issue around the Okinawa Island facing Taiwan and China over the East China Sea.

According to The Yomiuri Shimbun Newspaper, the politicians the Japanese voters think to be the most suitable for the Japanese prime minister at the present time are:
No.1 - Yoichi Masuzoe (LDP), No.2 - Katsuya Okada (Foreign Minister), No. 3 - Seiji Maehara (Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation), No. 4 - Naoto Kan (Finance Minister), No. 5 - Yoshimi Watanabe (Min-nano-to), No. 6 - Yukio Hatoyama (Prime Minister), ...


The more the War on Terror is prolonged, the more American people are requested to review the Pacific stage of WWII, namely a war against Japanese troops which mainly consisted of sons of farmers or ex-farmers led and guided by the samurai paradigm.

By Will Lawrence
Published: 4:11PM BST 01 Apr 2010

Tom Hanks interview on The Pacific

Tom Hanks, executive producer of new TV drama series The Pacific, talks about the horrors faced by US Marines as they fought the Japanese in the Second World War.
"The war in the Pacific was a different beast from the conflict in Europe," says Hanks, during our recent interview in Los Angeles. "In Europe, by and large, when the bad guys knew that they were beaten, they'd put up their hands and say, 'We give up' and they were taken off and put in prisoner-of-war camps, and that was that. This did not happen on the islands of the Pacific. The war in the Pacific was a war of terror and suicide and attrition, that's all it was. There was killing and killing and killing until there was nobody left to kill."
"Of the 24,000 Japanese entrenched on the island of Iwo Jima," says Hanks, "only 215 survived". The invasion of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa was even more disastrous for the US forces – which suffered more than 50,000 casualties, an enormous figure in any era of warfare. The US Government decided that the only resolution to this conflict, and the intolerable loss of American lives, was atomic.

The Imperial Army's zealous, extreme behaviour, which encouraged its defeated troops to transform themselves into suicide bombers, or kamikaze pilots, invites comparisons with the current conflict in Afghanistan, where the West is once more battling an enemy whose methods of engagement do not conform to its own. Hanks concedes that the parallels are hard to ignore...

'The Pacific' starts on Sky Movies Premiere/SMPHD on Easter Monday at 9pm

A key elite general of the Imperial Navy who devised the kamikaze attack tactics committed a suicide, and another general in command leading kamikaze fleets made himself the last kamikaze sally of the Imperial Military with some brave pilots in 11 fighter planes and bombers toward Okinawa leaving others having been so resolute on the base in the Kyusyu Island, when the generals were informed that the Imperial Government of Japan decided to unconditionally surrender to the U.S. and its allies in the summer of 1945.

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Even today, some sons of ex-kamikaze pilots who were yet ordered to sortie are found in the Japanese Parliament called the Diet.

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It is very interesting that the Devil himself tried to lead Jesus Christ to an utmost sin.

It is pride in your righteousness that can be aimed at, if you know you are righteous.

The Devil will also tell you that he knows you are righteous, so that God needs you.

It will be a fatal mistake if you show your sense of superiority in terms of righteousness to the Devil.

The God says always to be righteous but not to be proud of your righteousness against the Devil.

No matter what traps the Devil might set, you may think, you can win while showing your superiority in terms of righteousness to the Devil.

All you have to do is just to tell the teaching of the God to the Devil without finding a chance in his offer of showing your righteousness to him, namely the Devil, the most mysterious concept in its origin, while the God created man.


Indeed, some music would make people, non-celebrated or celebrated, humble even in the front line.)

Mat 4:5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,

Mat 4:6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Mat 4:7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Sunday, April 04, 2010


MI - MO = IM + DM + LM + EM + TAX

MI: Money into Japan
MI: Money out of Japan
IM: Money taken by global businesses and their workers
DM: Money taken by domestic businesses and their workers
LM: Money taken by local workers
EM: Costs to maintain environment and traditions
TAX: Tax revenue for local/central governments

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Sakura (Cherry Blossoms):

One of the most popular and omnipresent breeds of cherry blossoms in Japan is "Somei-Yoshino."

But, the description about Somei-Yoshino in Wikipedia is not crucially correct, as is usual in English Wikipedia regarding Japan.

Prunus × yedoensis (Yoshino Cherry; Japanese: 染井吉野 Somei-yoshino) is a hybrid cherry of unknown origin, probably between Prunus speciosa and Prunus subhirtella. It occurs as a natural hybrid in Japan, where it has also long been cultivated in Yoshino (after which it is named) and elsewhere; it is now one of the most popular and widely planted cultivated flowering cherries (sakura) in temperate climates worldwide.

This cherry blossom was created through efforts by some nurserymen and gardeners to mate a certain type of sakura with another (actually, P. pendula Maxim. f. ascendens [Makino] Ohwi. vs. P. lannesiana var. speciosa). These craftsmen lived in a village called Somei in Edo (Tokyo) around 1860's including the era of samurai. They sold this breed of sakura under the brand of "Yoshino" which is a name of the mountain area in the south of Kyoto and Nara. Yoshino has been famous for wild cherry blossoms unique to Japan, called "Yamazakura (P. jamasakura Sieb. et Zucc.)."

However, around 1900, Baron Yoshio Tanaka realized some difference between the Yamazakura from Somei Village and ordinary Yamazakura of the Yoshino origin. So, the baron ordered scientist Kimei Fujino to look into cherry blossoms in the notable Ueno Park, Tokyo, where the "Yoshino" sakura in question were also planted. Fujino discovered that the "Yoshino" was actually a unique type, so that he named the breed "Somei-Yoshino" as it had been from Somei Village.


The Somei-Yoshino cherry blossom can be only multiplied through grafting. This breed cannot be mated among itself. Seeds from mating of Somei-Yoshino themselves never come out to grow. Accordingly, billions of Somei-Yoshino trees ever created are all clones from one original tree having been grown by some villagers in Tokyo around 1860's. The Somei-Yoshino sakura can live only for 50 to 60 years.

Cherry blossoms are widely observed in the north hemisphere. But, the types of sakura who beautifully flower are mainly found in Asia, including Tibet. Yet, the center of flowering cherry blossoms' native habitats is Japan. Accordingly, educated people in the world associate cherry blossoms who can flower with Japan, since cherry blossoms in Japan are called sakura.


And, "Somei-Yoshino" is the most popular and omnipresent breed of cherry blossoms in Japan since its start of modernization and industrialization in 1868, for "Somei-Yoshino" was created in Tokyo in 1860's.

It has still some mystery as you know, since only the last samurais could see this breed while their era was going to end...