Saturday, April 17, 2010

"when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake" - US Presidents & Ah-Q

(All around Tokyo in Early Spring)

US Presidents & Ah-Q 
(A Big Story and A Humble Story)

[Updated in January 2012]

Gallup's approval and disapproval ratings for all elected presidents since World War II, indicating the first-year performance in each presidency:

• Eisenhower, 69-22
• Kennedy, 77-11
• Nixon, 59-23
• Carter, 57-27
• Reagan, 49-41
• George H.W. Bush, 71-20
• Clinton, 53-39
• George W. Bush, 86-11
• Obama, 49-46

The worst is indeed Mr. Barack Obama.

But now, Japan's Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama is only credited (by 25% of voters) in a ratio twice worse than Mr. Obama's.

Maybe Mr. Yukio Hatoyama has already accomplished his mission as a very honorable politician who achieved a real regime change that occurred only once in half a century in Japan.

The coming Upper-House election scheduled in this summer must have been coupled with the 2009-30-8 general election from the beginning.

SECTION I: Who Defends George W. Bush?

No one respects former President Mr. George W. Bush, since he launched a war on Iraq based on a false reason that Iraq had nuclear bombs, chemical weapons, or biological arsenal prepared for use in terror to America.

There are now ten thousand or more Americans or ex-U.S. soldiers who were killed or lost their lives, part of their bodies, or normal functions of minds and hearts.

The total costs of the Iraqi War is now estimated to $1 to $3 trillion, forcing the U.S. Government to sell its Treasury bonds more to Japan and China and making full introduction of the reformed health care system more difficult without mentioning difficult handling of the Wall Street triggered financial crisis.

Accordingly, no one respects former President Mr. George W. Bush, even in numerous tea parties.

But, former President Mr. George W. Bush could be said to have prevented a possible fierce terror on America or American Presidents including himself, his father, Mr. Bill Clinton, and even Mr. Barack Obama.

Rangoon bombing

The 1983 Rangoon bombing was an assassination attempt against then-South Korean President, Chun Doo-hwan, allegedly orchestrated by North Korea...

On October 9, 1983, President Chun Doo-hwan was on an official visit to Yangon, the capital of Myanmar. During the visit, he planned to lay a wreath at the Martyr’s Mausoleum, to commemorate Aung San, who founded the independent Myanmar and was assassinated in 1947.[2] As some of the president’s staff began assembling at the mausoleum, one of three bombs concealed in the roof of the memorial exploded. The huge blast ripped through the crowd below, killing 21 people and wounding 46...

As a result of the bombing, Burma suspended diplomatic relations with North Korea. China, which had passed on a diplomatic note requesting trilateral talks between North and South Korea and the US on North Korea's behalf just prior to the bombing, reprimanded North Korea in the state media. Chinese officials refused to meet or talk with North Korean officials for months afterward. [3]

In 1994, the representative of South Korea to the United Nations General Assembly linked this incident with the downing of Korean Air Flight 858 which he alleged was sponsored by the same government acting with impunity..


How Do We Know that Iraq Tried to Assassinate President George H.W. Bush?
By FBI Study

This is an excerpt from Part II of Section D of the report 'The FBI Laboratory: An Investigation into Laboratory Practices and Alleged Misconduct in Explosives-Related and Other Cases', published by the Office of the Inspector General, Department of Justice, in April, 1997.

Former President George Bush visited Kuwait between April 14 and April 16, 1993, to commemorate the allied victory in the Persian Gulf War. Accompanying Bush were his wife, two of his sons, former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, former Chief of Staff John Sununu, and former Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady.

In late-April 1993, the United States learned that terrorists had attempted to assassinate Bush during his visit to Kuwait. The Kuwaiti authorities arrested 17 persons suspected in the plot to kill Bush using explosives hidden in a Toyota Landcruiser. The Kuwaitis recovered the Landcruiser, which contained between 80 and 90 kilograms of plastic explosives connected to a detonator ( the Bush device or Bush explosive device ). The Kuwaitis also recovered ten cube-shaped plastic explosive devices with detonators (the cube-bombs ) from the Landcruiser. Some of the suspects reportedly confessed that the Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS ) was behind the assassination attempt.

The DOJ and CIA reported that it was highly likely that the Iraqi Government originated the plot and more than likely that Bush was the target. Additionally, based on past Iraqi methods and other sources of intelligence, the CIA independently reported that there was a strong case that Saddam Hussein directed the plot against Bush.

On June 26, 1993, the United States launched a cruise missile attack against a building housing the IIS in Baghdad in retaliation for the assassination attempt on former President Bush...

North Korea, envious of South Korea's planned Olympic Games hosting, started to terrorize South Koreans, by trying to kill the S. Korean President and actually killed many high-ranking S. Korean officials in 1983 and jet-plane passengers of Korean Air Lines in 1987.

Today, North Korea is secretly equipped with nuclear bombs and many middle-range missiles as well as some long-range missiles that could reach Hawaii and Alaska.

If former President Mr. George W. Bush had not launched a war on Iraq, today Iraq might try to be secretly equipped with nuclear bombs and many middle-range missiles as well as some long-range missiles that could reach Jerusalem, London and Washington D.C.

However, it might not have been Saddam Hussein that ordered the 1993 terror on former President Mr. George H.W. Bush in Kuwait.

Published on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 by the Inter Press Service
So, Did Saddam Hussein Try to Kill Bush's Dad?
by Jim Lobe
During a campaign speech in September 2002, Bush cited a number of reasons -- in addition to alleged terrorist links and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) about why Saddam was so dangerous to the U.S., noting, in particular that, ''After all, this is the guy who tired to kill my dad.'' ...

While the alleged plot was never cited officially as a cause for going to war, some pundits -- including Maureen Dowd of the 'New York Times'-- have speculated that revenge or some oedipal desire to show up his father may indeed have been one of the factors that drove him to Baghdad -- as the sign of one demonstrator suggested in a big anti-war march here just before the war: ''I love my dad, too, but come on!''

''(Saddam) had to have had some idea that his ability to run operations outside Iraq was not very good, because we had foiled so many things before the war. So you have to ask why someone who was a risk-taker but clearly not suicidal would undertake to assassinate a former president of the United States,'' pointed out Wilson.

Larry Johnson, a top counter-terrorist official at the State Department, said he still has ''no doubts'' about the plot, recalling Saddam's ''gangster'' ethic. ''Personal honor was involved,'' he said.

If it was not Saddam Hussein that tried to assassinate the father of former President Mr. George W. Bush, the War on Iraq seems to have fully warned and suppressed real perpetrators behind the scene.

It really looks so, since it was not nuclear bombs that have emerged in the wake of the War on Terror but Dubai (false) prosperity, unlike the case of North Korea with real nuclear bombs and some ballistic missiles.

You cannot blame former President Mr. George W. Bush alone on Iraq, though President Mr. Barack Obama's case on Afghanistan is yet to be checked...

SECTION II: A Chinese Story Written before 1937

Everybody understands the meaning of being good or bad, superior or inferior, rich or poor, and happy or unhappy in addition to his likeness and dislikeness.

The worst student in a class has the same understanding as the best in terms of being good or bad, superior or inferior, rich or poor, and happy or unhappy in addition to his likeness and dislikeness.

The poorest man in a society has the same understanding as the most celebrated in terms of being good or bad, superior or inferior, rich or poor, and happy or unhappy in addition to his likeness and dislikeness.

Lu Xun
The True Story of Ah-Q

Chapter One: Introduction

Chapter Two: A Brief Account of Ah-Q's Victories
However, the truth of the proverb "misfortune may be a blessing in disguise" was shown when Ah Q was unfortunate enough to win and almost suffered defeat in the end.

This was the evening of the Festival of the Gods in Weichuang. According to custom there was a play; and close to the stage, also according to custom, were numerous gambling tables. The drums and gongs of the play sounded about three miles away to Ah Q who had ears only for the stake-holder's chant. He staked successfully again and again, his coppers turning into silver coins, his silver coins into dollars, and his dollars mounting up. In his excitement he cried our, "Two dollars on Heavenly Gate!"

He never knew who started the fight, nor for what reason. Curses, blows and footsteps formed a confused medley of sound in his head, and by the time he clambered to his feet the gambling tables had vanished and so had the gamblers. Several parts of his body seemed to be aching as if he had been kicked and knocked about, while a number of people were looking at him in astonishment. Feeling as if there were something amiss, he walked back to the Tutelary God's Temple, and by the time he regained his composure he realized that his pile of dollars had disappeared. Since most of the people who ran gambling tables at the Festival were not natives of Weichuang, where could he look for the culprits?

So white and glittering a pile of silver! It had all been his . . . but now it had disappeared. Even to consider it tantamount to being robbed by his son did not comfort him. To consider himself as an insect did not comfort him either. This time he really tasted something of the bitterness of defeat.

But presently he changed defeat into victory. Raising his right hand he slapped his own face hard twice, so that it tingled with pain. After this slapping his heart felt lighter, for it seemed as if the one who had given the slap was himself, the one slapped some other self, and soon it was just as if he had beaten someone else—in spite of the fact that his face was still tingling. He lay down satisfied that he had gained the victory.

Soon he was asleep.


As the more you are given by God, the more you are requested to give, a person like Ah-Q would be far less sternly judged by the God.

Yet, if there had been millions of Ah-Qs in China in 1930's, should have the Empire of Japan been to blame?

*** *** *** ***

Among 242 seats of the Upper House of the Japanese Diet, the Democratic Party of Japan led by P.M. Mr. Hatoyama has only 115 seats while a majority threshold is 122.

The party holding the casting vote in this context is the People's New Party led by Mr. Shizuka Kamei, an anti-Wall Street veteran Cabinet minister in charge of financial affairs and postal service privatization, since it has 6 seats in the Upper House.

The Social Democratic Party has five seats in the Upper House as one of ruling parties, though without counting the SDP the DPJ and others can secure 122 seats.

Yet, the PNP and the SDP have enjoyed very advantageous positions so far. Accordingly, their fates after the coming Upper-House election are also issues of high concern.


If something comes easy, think nothing comes easy in this world especially for you, though everybody fails in this test...)

Mar 4:16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;

Mar 4:17 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.

Mar 4:18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,

Mar 4:19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

Friday, April 16, 2010

"to preach the gospel to the poor"

Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Famines

A few moths ago I borrowed from a public library a book on the volcano Mt. Vesuvius and city Pompeii.

In A.D. 79, Pompeii situated near Naples in the south of Rome was destroyed by a great eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.

Today, the European air traffic is disrupted by the Eyjafjallajoekull glacier volcano, Iceland.

Indeed, it snowed in Hakone today, a mountainous sight seeing area near Mt. Fuji some 100 km west of Tokyo.

They say it will snow even in Tokyo tomorrow, for the first time as snowing on April 17 in these 41 years.

The Bible reads that there will be earthquakes and famines in the end of the world. The volcano eruption in Europe and spring snow in Japan seems to be reinforcing this scenario.

SECTION I: Who Defends Hatoyama?

Japan's Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama of the DPJ recently reportedly said, "I want to work as prime minister at least for one year, since even that Shinzo Abe succeeded in serving as prime minister for one year!"

Yet, lawmaker Mr. Tsutomu Hata was in the position of the prime minister only for two months in 1994 due to a drastic but wrong decision by Mr. Ichiro Ozawa, then the most powerful leader of the ruling party like today in the DPJ.

Anyway, let's see how Washington guys love a joke about Japan, the very advanced high-tech country.

Washington Post

Has the Obama administration been too tough on Japan?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Like the Japanese public, the Obama administration has not concealed its exasperation. The president and other senior officials visiting the country have repeatedly called for an "expedited" resolution to the base dispute. After the prime minister broke his own deadline just before Christmas and announced that he would postpone the matter for another few months, the Japanese ambassador to Washington was summoned for an unusual démarche by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The Pentagon says there is good reason for the impatience. Under a 2006 agreement, 8,000 U.S. Marines now based on the Japanese island of Okinawa are to be relocated to Guam, beginning this year. But that move depends on implementation of a bilateral deal to close a helicopter base that now lies in a heavily populated area, and to build new facilities in another area near the island's coast. If Japan does not move forward on the base agreement, U.S. officials have warned, the troop redeployment may be derailed.
Japan's nascent two-party system is a democratic achievement, not a diplomatic nuisance; give it a little time to find its course.

Some Japanese think that Americans do not know anything about Japan. Washington Post and New York Times know nothing about Japan. But, America is a super-power. There must be somebody that can teach something to Washington Post and New York Times even joking about Toyota. Yet, the result cannot be always welcomed by Japanese parties concerned.

Washington Post

Among leaders at summit, Hu's first

By Al Kamen
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A rich man's son, Hatoyama has impressed Obama administration officials with his unreliability on a major issue dividing Japan and the United States: the future of a Marine Corps air station in Okinawa. Hatoyama promised Obama twice that he'd solve the issue. According to a long-standing agreement with Japan, the Futenma air base is supposed to be moved to an isolated part of Okinawa. (It now sits in the middle of a city of more than 80,000.)

But Hatoyama's party, the Democratic Party of Japan, said it wanted to reexamine the agreement and to propose a different plan. It is supposed to do that by May. So far, nothing has come in over the transom. Uh, Yukio, you're supposed to be an ally, remember? Saved you countless billions with that expensive U.S. nuclear umbrella? Still buy Toyotas and such?

Meanwhile, who did give Hatoyama some love at the nuclear summit? Hu did. Yes, China's president met privately with the Japanese prime minister on Monday...

As I wrote yesterday, it is not P.M. Mr. Hatoyama that has true or real authority to decide on any grave challenge the Hatoyama Cabinet faces.

It is Secretary-General of the ruling party DPJ Mr. Ichiro Ozawa.

And, it is the Social Democratic Party of Japan (SDP), a very minor, unpopular, and anti-American party, that has the most influenced Mr. Ozawa on the U.S. Marine Corps' Okinawa base issue.

The SDP's top is in the Hatotama Cabinet as a minister, who often calls Mr. Ozawa complaining that P.M. Mr. Hatoyama does not listen to her. Then, Mr. Ozawa calls P.M. Mr. Hatoyama, requesting him to listen to her.

The more the DPJ jeopardizes the Japan-U.S. relationship, the less it will get votes in the coming national election. The less the DPJ wins seats in the National Diet, the more it has to rely on a few seats of the SDP, since the SDP's few seats will have casting votes in the Upper House of the Japanese Parliament.

So, it is not P.M. Mr. Hatoyama but Mr. Ichiro Ozawa and the SDP that has chosen this situation for various and complicated reasons.

And, one thing sure is that China will respect Mr. Ozawa more.

Mr. Ozawa looks like still keeping power to choose the next prime minister of Japan who will be also pro-Chinese and not so pro-American. Indeed, Japan looks like standing against America under the leadership of Mr. Ozawa, a national lawmaker since 1969, who had been well trained by the late prime minister of Japan Kakuei Tanaka who had visited Beijing in 1972 to shake hands with Mao Tse-tung and Chou En-lai.

Finally, in my personal opinion, Japan should change its prime minister even before the G8 Summit, since another great earthquake occurred in China very recently taking almost 1,000 lives.

SECTION II: Shanghai and Japanese in 1930's

One of the greatest Chinese authors in the modern era Lu Xun (Ro-Jin in Japanese) lived Shanghai, receiving and enjoying great support from some Japanese living in the city called devildom.

Lu Xun (***) or Lu Hsün (Wade-Giles), was the pen name of Zhou Shuren (***) (1881 - 1936) is one of the major Chinese writers of the 20th century...

On a Qing government scholarship, Lu Xun left for Japan in 1902...

Lu Xun left for Sendai Medical Academy in 1904 and gained a minor reputation there as the first foreign student of the college. At the school he struck up a close student-mentor relationship with lecturer Fujino Genkurou (***); Lu Xun would recall his mentor respectfully and affectionately in an essay "Mr Fujino" in the memoirs in Dawn Blossoms Plucked at Dusk. (Incidentally, Fujino would repay the respect with an obituary essay on his death, in 1937.) However, in March 1906, Lu Xun abruptly terminated his pursuit of the degree and left the college.

He spent the next three years in Tokyo writing a series of essays in wenyan (classical Chinese) on the history of science, Chinese and comparative literature, European literature and intellectual history, Chinese society, reform and religion, as well as translating the literature of various countries into Chinese...

Returning to China, Lu Xun began teaching in the Zhejiang Secondary Normal School (***), the predecessor of Hangzhou High School (***), Shaoxing Chinese-Western School Middle school of Shaojun (***, the predecessor of Shaoxing No.1 High School) in his hometown. With the establishment of the republic, he briefly held a post in the Ministry of Education at Beijing...

In May 1918, Lu Xun used this pen name for the first time and published the first major baihua short story, Kuangren Riji (***, "A Madman's Diary")...

Another of his well-known longer stories, The True Story of Ah Q (A Q Zhengzhuan, ***), was published in installments from 1921 to 1922. The latter would become his most famous work...

From 1927 to his death, Lu Xun shifted to the more liberal city of Shanghai, where he co-founded the Chinese League of Left-Wing Writers...

It is truly unthinkable that Mao Tse-tung and Chou En-lai never read any works by Lu Xun.

However, Lu Xun received and enjoyed great support from some Japanese, especially one who ran a book shop, living in the city called devildom.

It is truly symbolic that one of the greatest Chinese authors in the modern era Lu Xun died in 1936.

Personally, I once, when I was much younger, read "Ah Q" to admire the author Lu Xun, since he depicted a poor Chinese man so vividly and alarmingly.

*** *** *** ***

The book about Pompeii I borrowed hints that the Western Roman Empire collapsed due to toxicity of lead, a convenient metal easy to work with, based on some finding in human figures excavated in Pompeii in recent centuries.

The Bible does not mention specifically the first Jewish-Roman War (66–70) and the volcanic hazard in Pompeii, though some letter or document could have been added with reference to the two great incidents.

Yet, it was intended to be read by Roman citizens.

When Christianity started to prevail in the Roman Empire along with the Bible, it did not probably belong to Israelites any more, but was yet to belong to Roman citizens.


How blue was the sky in 1937, dear?)

Luk 4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

Luk 4:17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

Luk 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

Luk 4:19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

"Go, call thy husband, and come hither"

Cold Spring

It is cold in Japan in these days, since it snowed in mountainous areas some hundred kilometers north of Tokyo today.

A passenger from Okinawa said on his arrival at the Tokyo Haneda Airport, "Tokyo is 20 degrees (Centigrade) lower than in Okinawa."

In China, a great earthquake occurred again near Tibet yesterday, taking on hundreds of lives.

Tokyo is miraculously spared while Haiti, Chile, and China have been hit by great earthquakes.

A cold spring might be rather blessing, though it might be indicating the end of the global warming era.

Nonetheless, it migh be better to realize another regime change in Japan in case, since great earthquakes hit Haiti, Chile, and China all of whom look like having a controversial regime each.

SECTION I: Fate of Hatoyama Cabinet of Japan

China is also watching intently the proceeding of events involving a U.S. Marine Corps base in Okinawa and the Hatoyama-Obama relationship:

Japanese PM seeks U.S. support over thorny Okinawa base relocation issue 2010-04-15 10:45:50

TOKYO, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama restated his pledge Thursday to adhere to his self-imposed deadline of the end-of-May to resolve the thorny issue of relocating the U.S. Marine Corps' Futemma Air Station in Okinawa Prefecture and will seek to gain support from the U.S.

Hatoyama spoke with U.S. President Barack Obama earlier this week in Washington on the sidelines of a working dinner for the Nuclear Security Summit.

"I strongly asked U.S. President Barack Obama for his cooperation on the relocation issue," Hatoyama told reporters Thursday morning in Tokyo.

The Hatoyama-led Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) government is, according to government sources close to the matter, honing in on a plan to transfer the helicopter functions of the U.S. military facility to Tokunoshima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture, about 200 kilometers north of Okinawa and 1,400 kilometers south of Tokyo, as one possible option...

Part of the 2006 relocation plan, estimated to cost some 10.3 billion U.S. dollars, would also see 8,000 of the 20,000 U.S. troops currently stationed in Japan's southernmost prefecture relocated from Okinawa to the U.S. island of Guam.

Washington maintains the existing accord remains the best solution to ensure security in East Asia while reducing the burden on Okinawa.

Chinese usually observe things in Japan accurately, though the depth of understanding of Japanese minds is not so remarkable, since Japanese and Chinese have lived for 2,500 years in very different environments through the establishment of Taoism and Confucianism and their transfer to Japan.

If Prime Minister Mr. Hatoyama of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) is forced to step down due to this Okinawa base problem before the coming Upper House Election scheduled this summer, the pro-Chinese DPJ will still maintain power under the leadership of Secretary-General Mr. Ichiro Ozawa who is more pro-Chinese than the prime minister.

It is the Social Democratic Party (SDP), one of the coalition partners of the DPJ, that has demanded P.M. Mr. Hatoyama to relocate the entire U.S. Marine base, including helicopter squadrons not planned to move to Guam, to the outside of Okinawa, since the SDP is crucially anti-American and pro-North Korean. If the SDP leaves the coalition, the Hatoyama cabinet has to face a danger of losing a majority support in the Upper House. So, P.M. Mr. Hatoyama has tried to please the SDP by offerring a plan the U.S. cannot simply accept due to a difficulty of future operation of U.S. forces in the Pacific.

It is the judgment of Mr. Ozawa who has given greater importance to a tie up with the SDP that has made the issue complicated, since the SDP claims that American bases must be relocated to the outside of Okinawa. The key factor is not P.M. Mr. Hatoyama but the relationship between Mr. Ichiro Ozawa, a very veteran conservative lawmaker, and the SDP, an anti-capitalism party.

Accordingly, if Mr. Ozawa judges that it is time to leave the SDP as New Komeito can be a new partner after the election, Mr. Ozawa would tell P.M. Mr. Hatoyama to offer a new plan, with a focus on the helicopter squadrons, America will accept despite objection and the threat from the SDP.

Then, this issue that has harmed reputation of the Hatoyama Cabinet will be solved without complaints from anybody but anti-American camps in Japan including the SDP. As a consequence, a majority of U.S. marines will move to Guam and the rest of them, mostly the helicopter squadrons, will move to a new air base in the Okinawa island as planned by the preceding LDP Cabinet, leaving the current Futenma base situated in the middle of a residential area.

Yet, a new negotiation with America on total reduction of American military bases in Okinawa should start anew after the summer election, since Japan and China must maintain peace generation after generation.

(Even if Mr. Yukio Hatoyama is forced to step down from the premiership after the deadline, the end of May, for solving this Okinawa base problem as he set it for himself, the DPJ could lose the election since Mr. Ichiro Ozawa is now so unpopular among voters.)

SECTION II: Shanghai before WWII

The Opium War (1840 - 1842) resulted in occupation of Shanghai by the U.K., then by the U.S. in 1848 and by France in 1849.

After that, there established were two districts under Western rule or Concessions in Shanghai before WWII:

1. American/British Common Settlement
There were 48,000 foreigners, including 18,000 Japanese and 6,200 British, and 1.1 million Chinese in 1934.

British ships accounted for more than 30% of all the ships sailing or anchored on the river; British accounted for almost 100% of high ranking officers at Shanghai Customs Department.

2. French Settlement
There were 19,000 foreigners and 480,000 Chinese in 1934.

Some Japanese were members of the governing board of the Concession, but the Empire of Japan did not occupy these special districts; its Army had no soldiers stationed in Shanghai, except 1,000 or so Imperial Marines.

Accordingly, invasion by Chinese troops into Shanghai and these districts meant an attack on the U.S., the U.K., France, and the Empire of Japan.

It was what happened in 1932 and 1937.

From a standpoint of China to address the Opium War, Chinese could justify their military action to take back the Shanghai Concessions a century later.

However, it resulted in a new large-scale war against the Empire of Japan beyond their easy prospect and expectation in 1937, though the U.S., the U.K., and France could also continue to hold their virtual territories in Shanghai, owning to technically defensive military actions by the Empire of Japan until 1941.

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An old man was lying on the bed in his home being surrounded by his son and a medical doctor who were strongly urging the very sick old man to move to a hospital.

The old man said almost in a whisper, "There is a way of a man to face his last time..." The middle-aged son said earnestly to his dying father, "I was happy, Father, to be a son between you and the mother..."

So, the medical doctor left the house only to be informed three hours later by the son of death of the old man.

A TV camera returned to the house to present the old man lying on the bed in his home surrounded by his son and the medical doctor who were removing some medical equipment from the bed.

Even if you think you would have a chance to live a little longer so long as you are carried into a hospital, would you still choose to stay in your home and face your last time as a man respected so much by his son?

Anyway, this is one scene of a cold day in Japan.


Only a poor man can claim that he is qualified to enter Heaven as a Judaist, a Christian, a Muslim, or a man; otherwise he will be, I suppose, judged as a rich man after death...)

Joh 4:15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.

Joh 4:16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.

Joh 4:17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:

Joh 4:18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"light is sprung up"

(A Japanese standard sakura road...)

Happy Talk?

Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Yukio Hatoyama and President Mr. Barack Obama talked for 10 minutes at the dinner table on the international conference on nuclear arsenal control against AlQaeda.

P.M. Mr. Hatoyama did not look unsatisfactory after the dinner, though he could not invite the next conference to Tokyo, for the venue in 2012 was fixed in South Korea.

As for nuclear bombs, if AlQaeda should obtain it, where would they use it? Dubai, Israel, New York, or Mecca? Yet, no poor terrorists can get it; and rich terrorists often depend on Dubai, Wall Street, and Saudi Arabia.

So, President Mr. Obama had better advise Israelis to leave Palestine for America.

(In Japanese, we say that what has happened twice can happen again for the third time. After Hiroshima and Nagasaki, why not Tel Aviv?)

SECTION I: Who Put a Cameraman Down

A large-scale demonstration already continued for months in Bangkok.

Anything terrible could happen, experts all thought, in the city where the prime minister and a rival ex-prime minister were vying and mobilizing thousands and more policemen/troops and protesters, respectively.

So, a news agency would send a team of well trained cameramen and reporters to Bangkok from its office in Singapore or Hong Kong, in addition to hiring local reporters and cameramen.

The team would work as a team, covering one another, since Bangkok was now so dangerous.

But, a certain news agency sent one Japanese cameraman from its Tokyo office, who moved alone on the street of Bangkok among Thai armed troops and active demonstrators without an interpreter or other local helpers while carrying a big video camera on his shoulder. In fact, he was unfortunately hit to death by an unidentified sniper whose one shot accurately pierced the left chest of the Japanese just apparently looking like a foreign media staff member among red-shirt Thais.

A video footage he left in his camera showed how he walked around among soldiers and demonstrators. The Japanese cameraman should have felt danger that he might been hit or attacked. But, such caution and fear cannot be found in the footage he took on the street where hundreds of armed troops were trying to crush thousands of violent demonstrators.

The Japanese cameramen looked like having not been trained on how to see danger and how to behave in such danger.

The responsibility is on the news agency who sent a Japanese cameraman from Tokyo who looked not so well trained as a war cameraman, had him work alone in the turmoil of Bangkok, but did not tell him not to get involved in a violent clash.

Apparently something is wrong about the international news agency, since it is a Rothschild company where some ancestor of Princess Diana was associated.

(Most probably, management in the Tokyo office, mostly consisting of Anglo Saxons, was too busy having a fun in Tokyo to consider the matter seriously and show full respect to the Japanese cameraman. Now, they are trying to hide their grave mistake and sin by advertising the dead cameraman as a hero all over the world, since it is a global company...Do not be fooled!!)

SECTION II: American Woman in Nanjing in 1939

There was an American woman who visited Nanjing, China, in 1939.

She however died peacefully in 2007 in America leaving a legacy of an expert in Japan after WWII.

Originally published June 6, 2007 at 12:00 AM | Page modified June 6, 2007 at 2:02 AM

Eleanor Hadley spent her life standing up to oppression, dies at 90

Eleanor Hadley rarely talked of her experiences as a young American woman tasked with democratizing the economy of post-World War II Japan...

By Sara Jean Green
Seattle Times staff reporter

Ms. Hadley attended Mills College in Oakland, Calif., and was selected for a student fellowship at Tokyo Imperial University, said her nephew, Robert Hadley, of Normandy Park. From 1938 to 1940, she traveled extensively in Japan and China, becoming one of the first Westerners to visit Nanjing after the Japanese military massacred 150,000 to 300,000 Chinese in that city.

"She went to Japan a pacifist but came back from the whole experience with an understanding that there are times you have to stand up to horrible regimes," her nephew said.

She returned to the U.S. to pursue her doctorate in economics at Harvard-Radcliffe University but was recruited in 1943 by the U.S. State Department to work as a research economist focusing on Japan.

At the end of the war, Ms. Hadley — then 31 — was asked to join Gen. Douglas MacArthur's staff in Tokyo, where she worked to help break the zaibatsu, the powerful industrial and financial combines that dominated Japan's economy...

Her book was translated into Japanese, presenting precious reports on Japan and China before and after WWII.

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Yet, it is very noteworthy that a young American woman could peacefully travel alone from Tokyo to Nanjing under the authority of the Empire of Japan one and a half year after the 1937 War having expanded so swiftly from Shanghai to Nanjing beyond the foresight of Chiang Kaishek and his generals.

The truth of this great war was yet to be addressed, though the 1932 Shanghai War was triggered by Chinese non-regular 30,000 troops who invaded and attacked the international business community and Concessions in Shanghai virtually under protection of the Imperial Navy of Japan. This war drawn not only Chinese regular army divisions but also two aircraft carriers of the Imperial Navy whose attack planes bombed some districts occupied by Chinese non-regular troops as the first of aircraft engagement in real war in history.

Indeed, we must not be fooled.

Yet, she wrote that what surprised her so much while looking out of the window of a train during her journey from Shanghai to Nanjing was Chinese graves, consisting of a mound and white paper slips, segueing all through the railroad path for 300 km or 170 miles between the two great cities on the Chang Jiang River.

But, what actually happened in the war? Why would not the Japanese Army hide and seal the city of the so-called massacre (like German Nazis)? What is good for the Imperial Army in killing so many citizens? Where had the Chinese leaders and their million troops gone who had been expected to protect 300,000 citizens in Nanjing?

Truly, the 1937 War should be addressed even to know the truth of the 1941 Pearl Harbor Attack, the 1963 JFK Assassination, and the 2001-9/11 Terror.

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Families restrict your act.

Neighbours restrict your act.

Friends restrict your act.

Enemies restrict your act.

The police restrict your act.

Laws, regulations, and rules restrict your act.

Ethics restrict your act.

Religion restricts your act.

And, history restricts your act, since it is the God.


Now, I have finished my work, Jet!!)

Mat 4:13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:

Mat 4:14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

Mat 4:15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;

Mat 4:16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"The sower soweth the word"

Simply Evil Management?

If you simply like to take pictures, you can be a professional cameraman in a news agency.

If you honestly want to take nice and fine pictures, you can be a professional cameraman in a news agency.

If you determinedly want to take historical pictures, you can be a professional cameraman in a news agency.

If you want to be respected as a professional cameraman regardless your talent in taking pictures, you can still be a professional cameraman in a news agency.

But, you cannot be a reporter of war, if you are not trained, managed, and protected by professionals of war.

One Japanese veteran freelance journalist was killed in Iraq with his nephew, a cameraman, by terrorists in 2005; One Japanese freelance cameraman was killed in Yangon, Myanmar, by a soldier in 2007; and One Japanese cameraman dispatched from Tokyo to Bangkok by a Western news agency was killed while taking video pictures of soldiers being attacked by a bomb and unidentified objects as well as demonstrators armed with sticks, stones, hidden bombs, or hidden rifles, while the cameraman was walking among them changing the side.

Indeed, you cannot be a reporter of war, if you are not well trained, managed, and protected by professionals of war.

SECTION I: Omnibus for Elites not to be Fools

As there are some super-elites who refer to this EEE Reporter, I write some for them, since election is coming near in Japan and the U.S....

According to a Japanese free press cameraman, Mr. Thaksin Shinawatra, former prime minister of Thai, tried to introduce IMF policies so much that he wanted to demolish royalism of Thai. To accomplish his dream of changing the nation Thai more suitable for prosperity in a tie up with IMF, the Thai royal family must be removed.

The cameraman wrote that this way of thinking is akin to the propensity of former Japanese Prime Minister Mr. Junichiro Koizumi who tried to change the rule or the law governing imperial succession when he was prime minister, since the Crown Prince has no sons.

Yet, Mr. Koizumi succeeded in handing his seat in the Parliament to his son, though through an election in a democratic manner.

In addition, the Rothschild group is regarded as associated with IMF; and the company who sent the unlucky Japanese cameraman from Tokyo to Bangkok where he was fatally shot is also associated with the Rothschild group, ironically.

Anyway, the God spared life of this Japanese free cameraman while another Japanese corporate-cameraman was shot to death on the street of Bangkok, though the dead one reportedly had a very happy life in Tokyo.

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A young elite Japanese wrote a blog while learning in the Harvard Business School to be popular in Japan. He showed strong performance in Harvard to return to Japan in 2006, publish his blog contents as a book, and establish a venture business dealing with life insurance. In the financial sector of Japan, he is still popular despite the Lehman Shock.

As he learnt in a primary school in London, graduated from the University of Tokyo, passed judicial examination in Japan, and worked the Boston Consulting Group and so on before going to Harvard, his career is envied and respected by many in the financial sector and some domains of the Japanese society.

Yet, what he is now doing in Japan is selling life insurance and lecturing in some university what he had learnt in Harvard in this era of post-Lehman Shock.

He was also recently amazed at what a certain big American insurance company did when entering the Vietnamese market. The American insurance company invited business plans from Vietnamese who wanted to apply to a post of the president of its affiliated company in Vietnam. By receiving so many applications and attached business plans, the American company got full information about the Vietnamese market for free. It did not have to launch expensive marketing research.

The young Japanese elite and this American company look like sharing the same mentality. They cannot understand what their talent and intellectual ability do not find any interest in: moral, justice, equity, and love to the loser and the handicapped people.

They cannot understand what the Harvard Business School cannot understand even after the Lehman Shock.

What elite would try to sell life insurance to Japanese and Vietnamese after the Lehman Shock? Mr. Lawrence Summers?

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After all, be a free press cameraman who rationally criticizes IMF and personal wealth of Mr. Thaksin Shinawatra, about $1.2 billion, rather than an elite businessman who is proud of selling life insurance in the wake of the Lehman Shock as a honorable alumnus of the Harvard Business School.

Do not be brain-washed by IMF, Harvard, and Wall Street or $1.2 billion!

SECTION II: War around Shanghai in 1932

There came 30,000 Chinese troops led by Cai Tingkai from the interior of China to extort a huge sum of money from businesses in Shanghai against the policy of the Chinese Government. Then the Shanghai War of 1932 began. It was not the Imperial Army of Japan that started to invade and attack Shanghai.

English Wikipedia reads:
The January 28 Incident (January 28 – March 3, 1932) was a short war between the armies of the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan, before official hostilities of the Second Sino-Japanese War commenced in 1937...

Throughout this period the Chinese 19th Route Army (***) had been massing outside the city, causing consternation to both the civil Chinese administration of Shanghai and the foreign-run Concessions. As such, the 19th Route Army was generally seen as little more than a warlord force of equal danger to Shanghai than the Japanese military. In the end, Shanghai donated a substantial bribe to the 19th Route Army in hope they would leave and not incite a Japanese attack.

However this 19th Route Army led by Cai Tingkai (Sai-Teikai in Japanese) was not regular army of China at the time. Cai Tingkai did not obey Chiang Kaishek who did not want to make war with the Imperial military, namely Imperial Marines stationed in Shanghai where then 27,000 Japanese were living.

It is said that Cai Tingkai got short of money to pay salary to 30,000 soldiers of the this 19th Route Army. So, he tried to get money from Western and Japanese businesses operating in Shanghai. Accordingly, Western and Japanese civilians living legally in Shanghai got together to form defence forces against Cai Tingkai and his troops. But, aggression and invasion by Cai Tingkai and his troops were not effectively stopped.

Finally, the Imperial Government in Tokyo decided to dispatch one cruiser and 14 destroyers with 1,830 Imperial Marines, in order to defend Shanghai together with Western residents from invading Cai Tingkai and his troops.

As the situation developed, the Imperial Government also decided to reinforce its defence by sending additional 6,000 army troops and then two divisions, and four cruisers, four destroyers, and two aircraft carriers to the port city Shanghai, while the Chinese Government also decided to send two regular divisions to Shanghai.


At the time, this 1932 war was not even recognized as a war between the Empire of Japan and China but as defensive battle of international residents and forces in Shanghai supported by the Imperial Navy against war lord Cai Tingkai, since Cai wanted to occupy Shanghai, against the policy of and orders from the Chinese Government, for big wealth in the most prosperous city in Asia at the time.

Indeed, it is because Shanghai in 1930's was so sinfully rich and attractive to any Chinese with any ability or power.

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You may think Toyota is highly regarded in Japan, which is not necessarily the case.

According to survey conducted by Recruit Co., Ltd. on companies selected by Japanese university students for their future workplace, the resultant ranking is as follows:
1...JTB Group (tourism)
2...JR Tokai (railway)
3...JR Higashinihon (railway)
4...Japan Post Group
5...All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.,
6...Oriental Land Co.,Ltd. (Tokyo Disney Land)
7...Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
8...Bandai Co., Ltd. (toys)
9...Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.

Japanese students do not want to work in Toyota; they like trains and jet planes more than cars.

Toyota must be scolded in order for the world No.1 company to be No.1 or at least No.8 in Japan...


Isn't it time for us to see a hero from those living on a few dollars per day...though you are not qualified probably...)

Mar 4:13 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?

Mar 4:14 The sower soweth the word.

Mar 4:15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.

Monday, April 12, 2010

"a well of water springing up into everlasting life"

Time to Learn

The approval rating of the Haotoyama Cabinet of Japan has fallen to 28.5%.

(Somebody calls it "the point of no-return," maybe, like the former Aso Cabinet in 2009...)

A Japanese cameraman of a news agency was killed in Bangkok, having been sent from Tokyo but not from Hong Kong or Singapore where the agency has offices. Something must be very wrong about the news agency, since it is not a Japanese company but a Rothschild company.

(Mr. Michael Bloomberg is also a Judaist, though...)

The recent fatal accident in coal mines of West Virginia might be a warning to the Rockefeller family.

(In China, almost 5,000 people in average are killed in mine accidents every year...)

However, I enjoyed a pirate film on TV last night, since Johnny Depp looked like a Chaplin of the 21st century.

(Chaplin was highly influenced by Japanese immigrants in Los Angeles before WWII...)

SECTION I: EEE-Economics - Constitute of Money Economy

Without makers who produce clothes, houses, and electric appliances, even Wall Street workers would be obliged to live like victims in Haiti. However, most of people work in such makers to earn salary and buy clothes, houses, and electric appliances. As the labor market is run in favor of businesses, people are actually controlled by corporate managers, executives, and owners.

However, makers and service providers need banks and financial institutes.

And, banks and financial institutes need the central bank.

Accordingly, economists must discuss this chain of control with clear distinction between the people-businesses domain and the banks-central bank domain.

Yet, it is apparent that nothing follows theories of economics, since the government plays a major role while being run by various stake holders, namely people, through various political systems.

Anyway, the new economics must address the following figure effectively:

SECTION II: EEE-History - Shanghai in 1930's

The families led by Chiang Kai-shek (1887 – 1975, Shou-Kaiseki in Japanese), Soong Tse-ven or Soong Tzu-wen (1894–1971, So-Shibun in Japanese), K'ung Hsiang-hsi (1881 – 1967, Kou-Shouki in Japanese), and Chen Guofu (1892 - 1951, Chin-Kahu in Japanese) are called the Great Four Families as they occupied great fortunes in China before WWII.

The Great Four Families had a total share of 70% in the number of banks in China, 90% of total steal production, 67% of total electricity production, 49% of cement production, 60% of textile goods, 100% of crude oil and nonmetal resources (The Tokyo Shimbun newspaper).

When WWII ended and the Army of the Empire of Japan left China, most of assets Japanese left in China were reportedly taken by the Great Four Families, making their monopolistic situation further expanding.

Especially, Soong Tzu-wen played a key role not only because he had been educated in the U.S. but also because his sisters married Sun Yatsen (Son-Bun in Japanese), K'ung Hsiang-hsi, and Chiang Kai-shek.

It is said that the father of Soong Tzu-wen had made a fortune by selling the Bibles.

When a full-scale war broke out between the Empire of Japan and China around Shangahi in 1937, Soong Tzu-wen flew to America and worked on the U.S. Government to have America join China against the Empire.

Some part of anti-Japanism among American elites of today must be rooted in this era before WWII. Conversely, some part of China-America friendship of today must be rooted in this era before WWII.

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A blind man was searching his umbrella in the umbrella stand at the door to a convenience shop.

He told me that his green umbrella had a feature at its grip.

So, I called clerks in the shop to help him. A female clerk finally fetched a used non-expensive plastic umbrella, probably, of her own and handed it to him for free.

Then I purchased some in the shop and went out in a cold but sporadic spring rain.

No one would train a blind man to be a warrior. But, the God might set a blind man in a certain situation to train his servant, if he has his own umbrella to wave it, sometimes, in the air like a pirate with a stupid sword.


If everybody speaks ill of you, be glad since Angels would all the more praise you against their enemies before the God....)

Joh 4:12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?

Joh 4:13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:

Joh 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.