Saturday, May 01, 2010
(Tokyo Prefecture has now 13 million residents, accounting for 10% of the Japan's population, though its area accounts for just 0.6% of the whole territory of Japan.)
EXPOSITION ON WARS AROUND SHANGHAI IN 1930'S
Today, every Japanese thinks that the war with China in 1930's and 1940's was a big mistake, a big failure, a big mystery, or a big crime.
So, today's security partnership of Japan and the United States is based on this notion.
However, there is a context in anything, including the American War on Terror and the Chinese violent occupation of Tibet and Islamic regions.
Indeed, it is time to review incidents around Shanghai in 1930's, since if Japanese were so bad as the Chinese Communist Party claims, there could not be such an economic recovery after WWII in Japan and after 1970's in China due to huge aid and support from Japan.
SECTION I: CONCLUSION FOR GENERAL AUDIENCE
Through this March to April, I have reviewed the Japanese history with a focus on Shanghai in 1930's though Shanghai was then a state of quasi-colonization by the U.K., France, America, and the Empire of Japan.
Shanghai was extremely prosperous despite the Great Depression with economic and security contribution from the U.K., France, America, and the Empire of Japan.
But, the Chinese Government and armed factions started to occupy Shanghai by force.
Then 1932, Chinese troops launched a large-scale attack on Shanghai only to fail due to mighty defence by the Imperial Navy and Army dispatched from Japan over the East China Sea.
Again 1937, Chinese troops launched a larger-scale attack with 650,000 troops on Shanghai only to fail due to mighty defence by the Imperial Navy and Army mobilizing 250,000 troops from Japan over the East China Sea.
Though the Imperial Government was very reluctant to expand the war zone inside the Chinese Continent, Imperial generals on front thought it was time to eradicate the menace of the Chinese Military, though they had to address almost a million Chinese troops.
And behind the repeatedly invading Chinese troops into Shanghai, Imperial generals saw Nanjing, 280 km west of Shanghai, the then capital of China surrounded by long and mighty walls, where Chinese generals and soldiers fled looting villages on their way after the failure in invasion of Shanghai. The Imperial Army troops so swiftly chased them into Nanjing where many Chinese soldiers already exchanged their uniforms with civilian clothes as they knew that they were abandoned by their leaders and generals.
And further behind Nanjing, Imperial generals saw Chongqing, 2100 km west of Nanjing, where Chinese leaders and generals fled leaving soldiers and citizens in Nanjing in the middle of battles without instructions, support, and means to officially surrender to the Imperial Army. Imperial Army could not advance to Chongqing due to difficult terrains, so air-bombed Chongqing. While losing face and a half million troops, Chinese leaders started to shout, "It was the Imperial Army that first fired and invaded Shanghai," which Americans started to believe.
And further behind Chongqing, Imperial generals saw Washington D.C. and Pearl Harbor (6,430 km east of Tokyo), since the U.S. started to supply financial and military aid for China. Further, America stopped export of crude oil and iron to the Empire of Japan, requesting total withdrawal of the Imperial troops from mainland China.
Therefore, before fuel of the Imperial Navy depleted, the Empire of Japan had to make a decision on cease-fire with malicious Chinese troops or extending the honorable war to Pearl Harbor, the U.S.
Americans in Shanghai were protected by the Imperial troops through their sacrifices, twice from invading Chinese troops. But, now Americans believed the lie Chinese were diffusing in America so as to blame the Empire. It was a kind of inevitable decision that the Imperial generals, who dominated the Imperial Government in Tokyo then, accepted the challenge so irrational for them.
The attacks started by Chinese troops on Shanghai in 1932 and 1937 led to the Battle in Nanjing and the air campaign of Imperial air squadrons to Chongqing, and finally the Imperial air-craft carriers' attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, since the U.S. joined the Chinese Mafia who called themselves legitimate politicians and generals of China suffering civil wars for so long since the fall or the last days of the the Qing dynasty in 1911.
(The key to judgment of the war is that the Imperial Government, the National Diet, and political parties and businesses of the Empire in 1920's and 1930's had no official plan to occupy and colonize whole China through war; even Imperial troops stationed in Manchuria had no plan to launch war to the Chinese military so as to occupy and govern whole China, and its occupation of Beijing and North China was regarded as tentative but necessary for prevention of Chinese attacks. However, Imperial generals never refrained from aggressively responding to attacks from the Chinese side. In other word, nothing was systematic in this war on the Japanese side.)
SECTION II: APPENDIX
The Battle of Nanjing was fought only for 10 days. The 120,000 Imperial troops advanced quickly from Shanghai to Nanjing taking one month, fighting all the way.
Chinese troops were already half destroyed on the path from Shanghai to Nanjing, thus only 100,000 soldiers were engaged in fighting in Nanjing, resulting in 80,000 deaths (and 10,000 prisoners of war). This number means, however, almost uncountable casualties at the front, namely all the dead bodies lying as far as you could see in and around Nanjing, and more on the path from Shanghai.
1. Even today, it is said that 200,000 citizens or 1,000,000 citizens were killed being involved in the Battle of Nanjing. However, it is no wonder, since China mobilized 650,000 soldiers for the attack and invasion of Shanghai in 1937, which were completely destroyed through intense combats between Shanghai and Nanjing. And, it is plain to see that there was no reason for the Imperial troops to aimlessly kill Chinese citizens while they had to continue to fight another half a million Chinese troops before starting to govern whole China.
2. For Chinese leaders and generals to escape Nanjing and reach Chongqing, any great turmoil and mess in Nanjing were desired. They had to buy time. They must have left many soldiers in Nanjing, ordering them to carry out a guerrilla fighting. Though the great Nanjing Battle lasted only 10 days, Chinese leaders did not let citizens first escape the city with necessary arrangements.
3. First of all, Chinese leaders and generals had thought that they could easily drive out Imperial Naval ships and Imperial Marines from Shanghai and suppress all the Western soldiers stationed in the great port city. They had not taken into consideration a possibility that they would be defeated by the Imperial troops to be dispatched over the East China Sea, since Chinese leaders could use half a million troops and 200 fighter planes for this invasion of Shanghai. In short, the Imperial troops and air squadrons, equipped with enough cannons and advanced planes, were far stronger than Chiang Kaishek (Sho-Kaiseki in Japanese) and Mao Tse-tung (Mo-Takuto in Japanese) had thought before.
4. "When Nanking fell, the Nanking Safety Zone housed over 250,000 refugees" who were almost total residents then.
Most of these 250,000 Chinese citizens survived the Battle of Nanjing. However, if 5% of them were later involved in the guerrilla fight, the number of citizens wounded and killed would have been over 10,000, which is quite large for any witnesses, including Western ones.
As a reasonable conclusion, the Battle in Nanjing is thought to have caused 100,000 casualties on the Chinese side, regrettably, though 90% or more were of soldiers.
5. After WWII, it is said that the Communist Party led by Mao Tse-tung and the National Party led by Chiang Kaishek fought for hegemony over China, causing about one million deaths. This data and any other data about deaths of Chinese soldiers and citizens in any incident under the Communist regime are not objectively verified. Then how can you say how many citizens were killed in Nanjing in 1937, while 500,000 of 650,000 Chinese soldiers who had been initially mobilized disappeared or dispersed between Shanghai and Nanjing through one of the fiercest battles in the history?
SECTION III: Pearl Harbor in 1941
Shanghai, Nanjing, Chongqing, and Pearl Harbor were directly connected in the above context.
"Who helped, supported, and accepted the Chinese attack on Japanese in Shanghai in 1932 and 1937? It is America!" This is the final finding of the Imperial Government in 1941.
Every American older enough in December 1941 never forgot what he or she was doing when the news about the Pearl Harbor Attack first reached him or her.
But, few thought, "Japanese have finally come from Shanghai and Nanjing and through Chongqing to do justice!"
Indeed, America should have cooperated with the Empire of Japan in 1932 and 1937 to prevent Chinese attacks on Shanghai, since it was the true cause of the Pearl Harbor Attack in 1941.
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Now, you know why I do not go to Shanghai.
I do not go to Nanjing, Chongqing, and Pearl Harbor.
It is because where one is one must show his respect to the God.
And, Jesus Christ said that even from a stone on the wayside a descendant of Abraham is created by the God.
You can be made a descendant of Abraham if you are a roadside stone. And a roadside stone never moves around so foolishly like the Imperial Army around Shanghai in 1937.
"Stay there around Shanghai. Face 10 times more Chinese attacks and invasions to repel them until Americans come (to rescue Rockefeller and other American residents in Shanghai)!!"
A Chinese song made in Shanghai in 1937.)
Rev 5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
Rev 5:2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
Rev 5:3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
Rev 5:4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
Rev 5:5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
Posted by EEreporter at 5/01/2010 11:53:00 AM
Friday, April 30, 2010
(The Incredible Tokyo Bay)
Globally Influential Japanese?
[Updated on Dec. 1, 2011]
It cannot be Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama, since his idea of 25% CO2 reduction was originally an idea of Foreign Minister Mr. Katsuya Okada.
It is Minister in Charge of Financial Affairs and Postal Reformation Mr. Shizuka Kamei that has changed the Koizumi Postal Privatization Policy and controls the world No.1 financial institute Japan Post Group.
But, the Japanese politician China expects, supports, and approves the most is without doubt Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama, though his mentor Mr. Ichiro Ozawa is also ardently respected by Beijing.
Rather, I think it is Mr. Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corporation with its headquarters in Toyota City (Nagoya Area), Japan.
Mr. Toyoda should accelerate introduction of electric cars before tens of millions of cars in China start to emit CO2 and other undesired chemicals to the air.
Then, he might again make an appearance, say, in the Larry King Live as an honorable industry leader of the world, though Nissan is now chasing Toyota so closely in Japan.
Anyway, check CIA files about influential Japanese before judging Japan's elites.
SECTION I: Shanghai & Beijing in 1999
The Shanghai Airport was built with $450 million ODA provided by Japan in 1999.
(Wikipedia: "The airport was significantly funded by a 40-billion-yen (~450 million USD) Official Development Assistance (ODA) from Japan."
The Beijing Airport was built with $330 million public aid from Japan, which accounted for 25% of the total $1.3 billion costs of the airport construction in 1999.
(Wikipedia: "The airport's 1999 extension (Construction of Terminal 2) was financed by ODA (Low interest loan) provided by the Japanese government"
The Beijing Subway System No.2 was built with $220 million ODA from Japan, which accounted for 22% of the total $1 billion costs of the Subway system construction in 1999, while the Subway System No.1 was extended with $170 million ODA from Japan in 1991.
(Wikipedia: "On January 26, 1991, planning began on the eastward extension of Line 1 under Chang’an Avenue from Fuxingmen with the receipt of 19.2 billion yen low-interest, development assistance loan from Japan."
After WWII, especially, after restoring relationship with China in 1970's, Japan donated, provided, and offered a huge amount of money to China, which the Chinese Government seldom made public to the Chinese citizens (which is why you should not blindly believe what the Chinese Communist Party says about Nanjing of 1937...):
Japanese Loan to China
Reuters, Published: March 21, 1991
TOKYO, March 20— Japan released $318 million last week in aid to China, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The loan, which was signed on Friday in Beijing, is part of a five-year, $5.95 billion package of Japanese aid to China. Similar amounts were released in November and December. The latest loan bears interest of 2.5 percent and the repayment period is 30 years, including a 10-year grace period. The money will finance the construction of roads, railroads, airports and utilities, the statement said.----------
Until fiscal 2000, Japan provided $2.2 billion of ODA for China, which was used for nine projects to construct express highways over 1200 km (700 miles).
Japan also provided $550 million for China's expressway construction through the Export-Import Bank of Japan.
While China was not an economic power admired by Wall Street, Japan provided total $30 billion aid to China through 1970's, 1980's, 1990's, and even 2000's.
China should not have its Naval fleet sail around the Japanese islands, foolishly and childishly trying to threaten Japan and the U.S. as it did recently.
Even in 1920's and 1930's, the Empire of Japan helped build various modern infrastructures in and around Shanghai, though the Imperial Army and Navy fought back against invading Chinese troops, numerically several times larger, sacrificing some city facilities.
SECTION II: Global TV Shipments
You may watch the World Cup Succor games on TV.
Globally, makers delivered 211 million TV sets in 2009. And, the trend is with the flat panel TV set, such as an LCD TV.
But, no companies in Europe, North American, and China cannot compete with Japan and South Korea in this industry sector.
Global LCD TV Shipments Reached 146M Units in 2009, Faster Growth Than 2008
Table 2: Q4‘09 Worldwide TV Brand Rankings by Revenue Share
#1 Samsung (Korea)................23.6%
#2 LGE (Korea)..............13.0%
#3 Sony (JAPAN).................11.5%
#4 Panasonic (JAPAN)..............8.0%
#5 Sharp (JAPAN)..................5.4%
Everybody has or uses a TV in the world.
But, only three Japanese companies and two Korean makers provide total 60% of all the flat TV sets used in the world.
Of course, Japan has provided funds and technologies for development of the electronics industry of Korea in these decades.
But, those Japanese economists who have never worked in TV factories or learnt TV-related technologies are singing with Wall Street economists, "Japan is over! Japan is out! Japan is defeated!"
The truth is that America is over, out, and defeated in the TV industry competition since decades ago.
If America has a reasonable TV set maker, tens of thousands of Americans, unemployed today, must have a decent job.
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I had a portable mono color TV set when I was a student (as I was a poor student enjoying some NHK public broadcasting station's programs and animations on this Sony TV).
I took it out as the garbage when I moved and decided to study a certain subject in real (though I bought anew a special Sony radio set to listen to broadcasting from various countries).
Even today, students and professors do not need a TV set but books to study a certain subject in real.
That is why I do not respect those professors making a TV appearance so often.
Indeed, a high school, a noodle shop or a fast food shop, and a TV station have been three major stages in life for high school girls for decades in Japan.
An educational TV program is indeed wanted to stop an obscurantist policy malicious politicians might promote with help from super rich men and a sort of the Mafia calling themselves elites.
Saturday Night Fever, one of symbolic songs at a change of the era...)
Joh 4:30 Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.
Joh 4:31 In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.
Joh 4:32 But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.
Joh 4:33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?
Joh 4:34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
Posted by EEreporter at 4/30/2010 10:52:00 AM
Thursday, April 29, 2010
More Money Or More Rest?
There are two things even the Japanese Mafia of any sort respect: traffic signals and yen.
It is however a long story how Japan has addressed the challenge of the exchange rate against the U.S. dollar.
Even China is yet to be tested.
Other developing countries, namely non-European dominant nations, must also first tackle this issue, since even a foolish British prime minister knows their advantage in the exchange market over, say, African countries or India.
SECTION I: 25-Year Disparity in Exchange Rate
If 1 yuan = 15 yen and 8 yuan = $1, then 120 yen = $1.
If 1 yuan = 14 yen and 7 yuan = $1, then 98 yen = $1.
If 1 yuan = 13 yen and 6 yuan = $1, then 78 yen = $1.
However, China has wisely set 1 yuan at 14 yen and 7 yuan at $1.
But, will someday the rates be fixed as $1 = 1 yuan = 100 yen?
Now, the following figure shows a rate of yen against 1 US dollar and 1 China Yuan, respectively, though recently 94 yen per dollar and 14 yen per yuan.
A Big Mac hamburger is sold at $2.3 in America.
A Big Mac hamburger is sold at 13 Yuan in China.
A Big Mac hamburger is sold at 250 yen in Japan.
A Chinese Big Mac can be sold at 190 yen in Japan as 1 Yuan = 14 Yen.
A Chinese Big Mac can be sold at $1.9 in America as 7 Yuan = $1.
The price reduction ratio in Japan is 76% (250 x 0.76 = 190).
The price reduction ratio in America is 83%.
However, China accounts for only 11% of America international trade.
China accounts for 17% of Japanese international trade.
In total, Japan receives 1.7 times more deflation pressure from China than America does.
If a wage of a worker decreases from $10,000 to $8,000 in America due to this China-deflation effect, it will decrease from $10,000 to $6,600 in Japan.
If sales of a company decrease from $10 million to $8 million in America due to this China-deflation effect, it will decrease from $10 million to $6.6 million in Japan.
If the Government tax revenue decreases from $1 trillion to $0.8 trillion in America due to this China-deflation effect, it will decrease from $1 trillion to $0.66 trillion in Japan.
In this way, the Japanese Government can collect only 66 trillion yen at best while it can collect 80 trillion yen, if the condition is the same as in America.
For 25 years, the deficit caused only in this context can accumulate to 350 trillion yen.
(But, an average annual salary of city workers in China is 30,000 Yuan [30,000 x 14 = 420,000 yen].
So, a Japanese company has to pay only 420,000 Yen to hire one worker for one year in a Chinese city, though 420,000 Yen is a 2 to 3-month work wage for one part-time worker in a Japanese city.
Japanese businesses must like this status despite the financial quagmire of the Japanese Government.
SECTION II: Golden Week Holidays of Japan
From April 29 to May 5, included, can be a continuous holiday period for many (tens of million) Japanese workers as this period includes five public holidays and one Saturday.
Most of offices of businesses in Japan will suspend operation.
My recommendation to people for their holiday trip is that they travel to the Okinawa and Toku-No-Shinma Islands, since the area is important for Japan's defence.
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Once a Japanese comedian traveled to Africa, moving around on the continent, sitting on the seat of a coach, smoking and looking outside the window of a train running through an African grassy plain.
After coming back to Japan, he looked somehow like an African boy grown up in Japan.
So, Jesus said that your soul belongs where your treasure is.
However, it is no so common to see a Japanese whose treasure is a memory of Africa in his or her mind.
Mar 4:28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
Mar 4:29 But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.
Posted by EEreporter at 4/29/2010 09:43:00 AM
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
(Going through the Tokyo Bay Area; this is not the NHK TV station, though...)
Peace Inside And Outside A Nation
Everybody in Japan is now wondering if the Secretary-General of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan Mr. Ichiro Ozawa will be eventually prosecuted through voting by the Committees for the Inquest of Prosecution, though the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office gave up indictment of Mr. Ozawa a few months ago.
The first voting of yesterday was resulted in request for prosecution of Mr. Ichiro Ozawa for violation of the Political Funding Regulation Law. If the second voting expected in a few months should be again resulted in request for prosecution, the most powerful Japanese lawmaker Mr. Ozawa will be indicted by law.
Such a big prosecution was conducted with late former prime minister Kakuei Tanaka in 1976, and 17 years later with the then most powerful politician Shin Kanamaru in 1993. And again 17 years later, Mr. Ichiro Ozawa is facing the possible fatal action, since Kakuei Tanaka and Shin Kanamaru were Mr. Ozawa's intimate bosses when he was a member of the Liberal Democratic Party.
In Japanese, it is said that what happens twice will happen three times.
Lower-House member Mr. Ichiro Ozawa should retire from politics as soon as possible, since he has been a member of the National Diet since 1969 when Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama just graduated from the University of Tokyo.
SECTION I: GLOBAL PEACE INDEX (GPI)
New Zealand is the most peace-enjoying country in the world.
Japan is the most peace-enjoying country among G8 or highly advanced influential country in the world, so honorably.
Japan with 125 million population is also the most peace-enjoying among countries with population of more than 10 million, quite honorably.
Global Peace Index Rankings
The table below provides the GPI rankings for the 144 countries analysed in 2009...
#1 New Zealand
#2 Denmark; Norway
#33 South Korea
#104 Saudi Arabia
#123 South Africa
#131 North Korea
Despite the 15 year economic slump, Japan is still the second largest and advanced economy enjoying peace China and America cannot attain.
The value of peace and its translation into wealth are what the modern economics lacks.
In other world, being rich in America lacks a sense of peace, while being rich in Japan is accompanied by a great sense of peace.
Only foolish super/very-rich Japanese would go and live in America. Even Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama, spending a personal allowance of $150,000 per month (not from his salary), looks like having no idea of going and living in America after retirement (which I highly recommend the prime minister to go into without delay before the G8 Summit).
SECTION II: Little Known Facts of Shanghai before WWII
In 1937, Chiang Kaishek (Sho-Kaiseki in Japanese) launched a decisive and large-scale offence to Shanghai with total 600,000 soldiers and 200 fighter planes, following a plan made by German General Alexander von Falkenhausen (who left Shanghai in 1938 after Nazi Germany ordered him to do so).
In this situation around 1937, Shanghai was full of Europeans and Americans who formed an administrative committee in their official settlements together with Japanese residents. In response to a call from the Japanese Consul, they made a request to the Chinese Government and the Chinese mayor of Shanghai City so as to stop invasion of the city by Chinese troops.
Despite the mutual effort by Japanese and Westerners in Shanghai, Chinese troops continued attacks on the city, even bombing international settlements by fighter planes, which took 2000 lives of civilians in one case.
The Imperial Naval ships and Marines stationed around Shanghai alone could not prevent this assault, thus asking the Imperial Government in Tokyo full-scale deployment of Imperial Army and Naval/Army air squadrons, resulting in the dispatch of total 250,000 troops, 500 fighter planes, and 150 warships eventually.
(Probably Chiang Kaishek thought that his half a million troops could easily drive out Imperial Naval ships and Marines if some divisions should have been sent from mainland Japan over the East China Sea.)
This battle around Shanghai in 1937 resulted in a great victory of the Empire of Japan and Western civilians and officials living in the great prosperous port city Shanghai. But, Chinese troops retreated to Nanjing, while destroying houses and looting assets of civilians living on the path from Shanghai to Nanjing. It was a Chinese official strategy not to leave behind anything valuable to the enemy, namely the Imperial Army of Japan in this case, despite desparate resistance from local Chinese residents and villagers.
In 1939, there was still the administrative committee in the official settlements of Europeans, Americans, and Japanese, owing to the victory of the Imperial Military.
According to the official annual report of 1939 issued by this international committee in Shanghai,
- there were 70 camps and 50,000 refugees in Shanghai managed by the committee at the end of 1938, and 28 camps and 33,000 refugees at the end of 1939;
- there were 6,000+ Judaists fleeing from Europe to Shanghai in April 1939, and 10,000+ in June 1939, resulting in restriction imposed by the committee on acceptance of new refugees, though Judaist refugees from Europe were mostly accommodated in the Japanese territory in Shanghai;
- The committee discussed and took actions on various agendas in 1939, such as protection of children, financial assistance to refugees, flood control, and even the monument building for British soldiers killed in the Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864).
As I once wrote, even a young American woman could travel from Tokyo to Nanjing through Shanghai in 1940 so safely, though she observed, along a rail road to Nanjing, evidence of victims and the fierceness of battles between Japanese and Chinese troops in addition to the effect of the Chinese strategy of leaving nothing behind for its enemy.
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A Japanese TV station presented an interview with Ms. Arianna Huffington, since she is advocating "move money" or withdrawal of deposited money from big banks, namely JP Morgan/Chase, Citibank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley.
President Mr. Barack Obama also delivered a speech in Wall Street recently.
As I discussed in this blog, the central bank, the private banking system, and the government must be first changed before forcing a change in the industry/consumers domain.
However, this effort can mount to a level of a civil war or a revolution without fire arms. Courageous men and women are more wanted in America today.
You have your own tomorrow no one can see through your eyes, though...)
Luk 4:28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
Luk 4:29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
Luk 4:30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way,
Luk 4:31 And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.
Posted by EEreporter at 4/28/2010 11:39:00 AM
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
(Photos taken by EEE Reporter on the Tokyo Bay; you had better click to enlarge)
The End of a Season
The Japan's public TV station NHK is very pro-Chinese. Ms. Hiroko Kuniya reports a state of Shanghai in this week. Tall buildings, bustling streets, growing businesses, successful and rich citizens, and honest and low-abiding people are reported through a TV screen as the Chinese Communist Party wishes, while China is now trying to sell jet fighters to various countries in the world.
During WWII, there was one Christian church in Shanghai whose pastor, a Japanese man, was however arrested in 1942 and sent back to Japan for one and a half year imprisonment, only on a charge of less respect for Shintoism. However, his family could safely return to Japan after WWII as Chinese members of the church protected them while many of other Japanese citizens in Shanghai were attacked by Chinese.
The church still exists in Shanghai, though now used by a bedding supplier.
If Shanghai's wealth is used for development and sale of high-tech combat jets in the global market, it is tantamount to using a Christian church as a bedclothes shop.
SECTION I: Hatoyama Problem
Japan is the second largest and strongest economy in the world.
Japan is the top country in Non-European regions in terms of technology and finance.
Japan has been a key player in the global security since the 20th century.
But, almost nobody can read, write, hear, and speak Japanese in Europe and North America, while their elites are talking about Japan. Inevitably, they are being input wrong information to by Chinese who can read at least Japanese kanji letters.
Accordingly, Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama is somehow misunderstood concerning the U.S. Marine Corps' Futenma air base, Okinawa.
Asia Security Intiative
Why Hatoyama is Failing on Futenma
Posted by Tobias Harris on April 14, 2010. Filed under Defense & Military Affairs, Japan, United States.
Ideology: Related to explanations based on party or coalition politics is an explanation based on ideology, that the whole dispute is the result of some kind of reflexive anti-Americanism on the part of the Hatoyama government.
As I see it, this argument is patently false. Were the Hatoyama government acting on the basis of a desire to boot US forces from Japanese shores, there would be no Futenma problem. The government would say "Yankees go home" and that would be the end of the story. That the Hatoyama government is searching so hard for alternatives — including alternatives within Okinawa — is evidence of its desire to maintain a constructive relationship with the US that includes US forces stationed in Japan, not evidence of its desire to undermine the relationship. The Hatoyama government is flailing about is evidence of its good faith in trying to find a solution that will satisfy all parties to the agreement.
Mr. Yukio Hatoyama has been supported by Japanese who are against Former Prime Minister Mr. Junichiro Koizumi, a kind of friend of Mr. George W. Bush.
But, Mr. Hatoyama is not a fool who cannot understand that it is impossible to shout "Yankees go home" though he actually wishes it.
Mr. Hatoyama is not a simple anti-American person. He is a sophisticated anti-American person. He knows that 80% of Japanese voters want American military cooperation and presence in Japan, at least to some extent. If Mr. Hatoyama simply shout "Yankees go home," he knows, he is regarded as a fool by 80% of Japanese voters.
The head of the Social Democratic Party, a member of the Hatoyama coalition Cabinet, called Mr. Ichiro Ozawa, a kind of boss of Mr. Hatoyama, asking to have P.M. Mr. Hatoyama respect the SDP's anti-American policy. And Mr. Ozawa called the prime minister or his close aid, saying to listen to the SDP, since Mr. Ozawa has had a long friendly relationship with Ms. Takako Doi and other SDP leaders since he left the conservative LDP 17 years ago. This is the most likely scenario.
Yet, America must be content with an anti-American Japanese prime minister, since it invited the 2008 Financial Crisis while the War on Terror is still going on.
America must try hard to be respected by Japanese voters, so that they will choose a pro-American, if pro-Chinese as well, prime minister.
America is wrong, since Mr. Hatoyama has liberty to be anti-American, though he is also a pragmatist. He can be even compared to Kennedy to your surprise as his late grandfather was a prime minister of Japan and another grandfather left him almost 100 million dollar assets.
SECTION II: What a Paradigm!
That is why economists who cannot understand reality in the industry/consumers complex are welcomed by the central bank, the private banking systems, and the government.
They think their setting an interest rate can govern this whole scheme.
Without joining real creation of value, they earn big salary, while believing that money and interest have the highest value in the human world.
It is an easy path the Devil set up for them to be his followers.
We have to focus on real wealth and value:
dW/dt = a*(E-W)*(b/P)*ln(c*W)+k*dV/dt
dW: Increase in national wealth
E-W: The margin to the growth limit due to environmental conditions
P: Deflation pressure due to competition
Ln(b*W): A logarithmic level of saturation of wealth in a nation
dV/dt: A rate of creation of value
The Windows 95 OS and the Internet in 1995 had real value expanding at a higher rate of penetration into the American society.
(Do not admire mathematical expressions economists proudly present.)
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A regime change means a good career chance for elite Americans. Higher posts in the governmental departments are evacuated for new elites coming to Washington D.C. with a new president.
In Japan, things are different. High ranking officials including administrative vice ministers stay in theory, and they actually did. Accordingly elite bureaucrats who served the conservative LDP-led Cabinets in the past are now serving a kind of liberal Hatoyama Cabinet.
It is because the Japanese bureaucratic system was established in the late 19th century without expectation of a real regime change.
Yet, there are some elite bureaucrats who should have left the central government when the Hatoyama Cabinet started last September, driving out the Aso Cabinet, since almost all of the Japanese bureaucrats are so pro-American as to be possible betrayers of the new ruling party the DPJ and Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama.
In the media sector, Mr. Soichiro Tahara, a prominent pro-LDP TV journalist, had to finish one of his long-time popular programs of politics, though in this March, since his weight was so special for some people like Mr. Ichiro Ozawa, the Secretary-General of the DPJ, in my view.
Yet, it is nice to see Ms. Hiroko Kuniya on the NHK channel for 17 years, since NHK is neutral in principle (though NHK will never call and hire a man like Mr. Larry King, even 25 years ago).
Joh 4:26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.
Joh 4:27 And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?
Joh 4:28 The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,
Joh 4:29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
Posted by EEreporter at 4/27/2010 11:15:00 AM
Monday, April 26, 2010
(Around the Tokyo Bay)
My recent discussion on history of Japan is as follows:
Shanghai's prosperity in 1920's and 1930's, though under a quasi-state of colonization, was protected by some Western police and soldiers (including U.S. Marines) stationed in the foreign settlement districts and some Imperial Naval ships and Marines of Japan stationed around the city. But, Chinese irregular and regular troops recklessly tried to occupy and govern whole Shanghai to launch military invasion of Shanghai, resulting in fierce battles with Westerners and Japanese. Yet, finally the city so prosperous in the era of the Great Depression was defended by Imperial troops dispatched from mainland Japan over the East China Sea, while the Imperial Government in Tokyo was so reluctant to authorize requests from the Imperial Military for sending more divisions to Shanghai. This is the situation till 1937, when Chinese political leaders and generals launched decisive offence onto Shanghai defenders. However, I do not support the act of colonization of Shanghai by Westerners and Japanese.
My recent claims concerning economics and history of Christianity are as follows:
SECTION I: Dream Economics
People must be respected and allowed to exercises their rights to enjoy life with goods and services.
But who provide goods and services? Yes, corporations and businesses.
They must be from the beginning allowed to exist and function so as to fulfil their duty to supply goods and services for people.
As you see, money is not necessarily needed as means to realize salary and expense payment.
Indeed, people can use "numbers," that is, simply numeric figures, instead of money.
A company pays 10,000 to a worker instead of $10,000, for, for example, work in a car factory. A worker pays 10,000 to a company instead of $10,000, for, for example, provision of a car by the company.
It does, since it is just a number and not money. There is no value in 10,000 unlike $10,000. The value is in goods and services as well as in people's rights to receive goods and services.
Mankind should start to use "10,000" instead of "$10,000" as a step toward non-money economy.
Anyway, it is not in banks or governmental agencies that create goods and services which are the base of value for human material life.
Without rectifying current warped relationships between corporations and workers, economy cannot be truly improved.
SECTION II: Pompeii
A great volcano erupted in the first century 230 Km or 140 miles south of Rome.
There is a report on this volcanic disaster that destroyed city Pompeii and took life of 10,000 to 25,000 people.
Pliny the Younger, was a lawyer, author, and magistrate of Ancient Rome. Pliny's uncle, Pliny the Elder, helped raise and educate him and they were both witnesses to the eruption of Vesuvius on 24 August 79 AD, the day of the elder's death...
The largest body of Pliny's work which survives is his Epistulae (Letters), a series of personal missives directed to his friends and associates. These letters are a unique testimony of Roman administrative history and everyday life in the 1st century AD...
Especially noteworthy among the letters are two in which he describes the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in August 79 during which his uncle Pliny the Elder died (Epistulae VI.16, VI.20), and one in which he asks the Emperor for instructions regarding official policy concerning Christians (Epistulae X.96). Pliny's attention to detail in the letters about Vesuvius is so keen that modern vulcanologists describe that type of eruption as Plinian.
Pliny the Younger as governor of a Roman territory was in charge of handling religious matters.
In those days, Christians were suspected by Roman authorities to be members of an evil religion or cult. If identified as a Christian or an ex-Christian, people were executed to death.
But, Pliny the Younger wrote a letter to the Roman Emperor that he wanted to apply a rule that execution would not be exercised on ex-Christians. Even against those accused of being a Christian, Pliny the Younger wanted to first ask whether the accused was truly a Christian while informing him that a Christian would be subject to capital punishment.
Emperor Trajan accepted the policy Pliny the Younger put forward.
It is not clear what influence the eruption of Mount Vesuvius had on the mind of Pliny the Younger. But, as he lost his great uncle in the great natural tragedy around Pompeii, Pliny the Younger must have come to more think of the God of Christians.
Mount Vesuvius took life of 10,000 to 25,000 people but it could be regarded as saving more Christians through Pliny the Younger.
The recent volcanic eruption of Mt. Eyjafjallajoekull harassed million travellers, but it has probably served as a key factor for promotion of the faith in Christ or the fall of the Vatican.
The Toyota's car name Prius means "prior to" in Latin. Indeed, the Toyota problem happened prior to the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland.
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A man can easily and correctly see, hear, or feel a subtle change in a very quiet environment without missing it.
A man can easily and correctly see, hear, or feel a huge change in a very wild environment without being overwhelmed.
Where dp is the differential change in perception, dS is the differential increase in the stimulus and S is the stimulus at the instant. A constant factor k is to be determined experimentally.
If k = 1, ds = 10, and s = 100: dp = 1*10/100 = 10/100 = 1/10
If k = 1, ds = 10,000,000, and s = 100,000,000: dp = 1*10,000,000/100,000,000 = 10/100 = 1/10
It means: if you have $100 and wins $10 more, you can be as happy as someone that has $100 million and wins $10 million more.
Otherwise: if you have 100-point merit and win 10 points more, you will look as remarkable as someone who has $100 million-point merit and wins $10 million points more.
In theory, a poor husband finds grace more often in his wife than a rich husband in his wife, contrary to a popular belief.
Mar 4:25 For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.
Mar 4:26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
Mar 4:27 And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.
Posted by EEreporter at 4/26/2010 09:14:00 AM
Sunday, April 25, 2010
This is the 1410th posting if with some minor error.
Today, a miracle occurred on me, so that I did not go out.
I saw a messenger from the Angel of Death on a nearby street.
I might have been saved today as I stayed near hear..., since only the God knows.
Call YouTube and ask if this is an infringement of a copy right.
...Now this Sunday night is going to be closed here around Tokyo...Hope for you to start to work refreshed on the Monday morning!
Posted by EEreporter at 4/25/2010 07:03:00 PM