Saturday, May 29, 2010
(Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Station, Ginza, and Tokyo Bay)
"How Rich Are You, My Possible Friend?"
A truly stupid rich man laughs at any poor man.
But, he wants to be a friend of a richer person.
If you do not belong to a business, it is hard to be rich today.
But, any human aggregation is expected to be a band of believers of God.
There is surely a holy law that any human aggregation shall be a band of believers of God, which is however yet to be written down in the heart and mind of mankind.
If you do not follow this holy law, it is better for you to belong to a small company rather than a big company lest you should harm society so badly.
SECTION I: Small and Middle-Size Businesses in Japan
As you see, in Japan, if you work as a permanent employee in a company where 100 to 999 people are employed, you can receive a reasonable amount of salary, say $3000 per month.
But, if you work as a non-permanent employee in a company where less than 300 people are employed, you just only receive a one-third of normal salary, say $1000 per month.
If non-permanent workers in small/medium businesses increase in a number, deflation will surely happen.
It is a core of deflation in Japan, though an unemployment rate in Japan is now half in America.
Ten years ago, there were 5.07 million non-large companies in Japan.
Today, there are 4.20 million non-large companies in Japan.
Ten years ago, there were 43.19 million non-large company workers in Japan.
Today, there are 41.98 million non-large company workers in Japan.
Ten years ago, there were $307 billion sales for non-large companies in Japan.
Today, there are $171 billion sales for non-large companies in Japan.
Sales of small and middle-size companies in Japan has fallen by almost 40% in this decade.
This is a core of of deflation in Japan, though an unemployment rate in Japan is now half in America.
And, it is all for competition in the global market where Japanese, European, and American players can use Chinese and Asian subcontractors to leverage very low wages of workers.
As a consequence, products and consumer goods are only sold at an inexpensive price levels in the Japanese market, resulting in less sales in terms of value and generating a downward pressure on salary for Japanese workers. Businesses inevitably adopts a strategy to hire more non-permanent workers, reducing a number of regular employees. All these movements have caused a great deficit in tax revenue of the Government over years.
In deflation, however, Japanese large businesses can well survive just by sacrificing benefits of workers and small and medium businesses. Yet, it is turned into one of the factors which have allowed for the regime change in the summer of 2009.
So, it is true that the Bank of Japan cannot solve this deflation, but the Japanese Government can.
Note: Here for convenience, 100 yen is regraded as one dollar, though nowadays 91 yen = $1.
SECTION II: Evolution of Evil
One big mystery is that a bad man can succeed in business to be very rich, while the God or Allah tells people not to be rich.
A bad man doing evil tryings with an aim to become rich can be sometimes actually very rich.
Other poor people see his success and start to imitate the bad man, while the God or Allah tells them not to be rich.
As a result, there would be no one in this world that believes in the God or Allah, while the world will be filled only with rich men and poor men who have failed to be rich or who are yet to be rich.
The God or Allah does not immediately punish or destroy a bad man trying to be rich, while following some social rules at least outwardly. Or, a bad man who was given such a fate before his birth might live long trying to be rich till the time the God set to dispose of him.
The God or Allah does not immediately punish or destroy a bad and rich man, while he is enjoying his riches in a vicious manner. Or, a bad and rich man who was given such a fate before his birth might live long enjoying his riches till the time the God set to dispose of him.
The basic fact is that one has to be substantially bad in order to be fairly rich, since too benevolent and generous contribution to charity would prevent him from being very rich, no matter how many poor people are dying due to lack of charity.
Need for survival, requirement for social living, desire for emotional and physical satisfaction, and the will to win in any competition would push a man step by step to acceptance of riches.
Indeed, it is very interesting to see how the God or Allah decides a limit to allowable wealth for each individual, beyond which he or she will be sentenced to eternal death.
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You will never know where I will be tomorrow, since I am yet to decide it.
However, Okinawa is a very unlikely place.
I think Okinawa people are now happy as the U.S. Marines' air base is decided to be moved or relocated from the Futenma residential area to a coastal lot annexed to a U.S. Marines' camp.
This is the first step. And, the second step is to take away unnecessary areas for U.S. military operation from the U.S. military bases and camps in Okinawa.
Aid and financial compensation to Okinawa people must be doubled or tripled, since they contribute so much to national security of Japan.
Nonetheless, there are so many poor people in Tokyo who are not so foolish to be servants of Mammon.
Joh 5:28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
Joh 5:29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
Posted by EEreporter at 5/29/2010 12:00:00 PM
Friday, May 28, 2010
Pride-less Ones and Amateurs
Those who play a tank drama are not so bad compared with players who have lost pride in dealing with amateurs.
Such politicians cannot handle a trillion-dollar-scale deficit issue.
SECTION I: Japan's Financial Crisis & Deflation
The Japanese Government have been able to collect less and less corporate tax since 1990's. Especially, small and middle-sized businesses have contributed less and less to the national budget.
Accordingly, workers have come to pay less and less income taxes to the Government since 1990's.
Both the downward trends are apparently the clear indication of deflation.
As competition in the global export market has been intensified since 1990's, Japanese makers have to supply goods at lower prices even in the domestic market. They have to specifically cope with imported cheap goods from China.
Accordingly, salary levels in Japan have been lowered and tax revenues have decreased.
However, it does not mean that many Japanese companies have gone bankrupt. Instead, for Japanese businesses to survive, they have decreased prices of their products, wages to their workers, and taxes due to them, which have brought about deflation and national revenue deficit.
SECTION II: Metropolitan Area Population Ranking
Tokyo Metropolitan Area has the largest population in the world:
# Metropolitan area/Country... Population... Area (km2)
1 Tokyo/ Japan... 32,450,000... 8,014
2 Seoul/ South Korea... 20,550,000... 5,076
3 Mexico City/ Mexico... 20,450,000... 7,346
4 New York City/ USA... 19,750,000... 17,884
5 Mumbai/ India... 19,200,000... 2,350
6 Jakarta/ Indonesia... 18,900,000... 5,100
7 São Paulo/ Brazil... 18,850,000... 8,479
8 Delhi/ India... 18,600,000... 3,182
9 Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto/ Japan... 17,375,000... 6,930
10 Shanghai/ China... 16,650,000 5,177
11 Manila/ Philippines... 16,300,000... 2,521
12 Hong Kong-Shenzhen/ China... 15,800,000... 3,051
13 Los Angeles/ USA... 15,250,000... 10,780
14 Kolkata/ India... 15,100,000... 1,785
15 Moscow/ Russia... 15,000,000... 14,925
16 Cairo/ Egypt... 14,450,000... 1,600
17 Buenos Aires/ Argentina... 13,170,000... 10,888
18 London/ UK... 12,875,000... 11,391
19 Beijing/ China... 12,500,000... 6,562
20 Karachi/ Pakistan... 11,800,000... 1,100
That is why all these pictures I have taken all around Tokyo are of No.1 value in this context globally.
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Today, Prime Minister of Japan fired a Cabinet minister who did not support his plan to relocate a U.S. Marine air base from a very populated town to a coastal area, though, within the Okinawa Island.
The fired minister is head of the Social Democratic Party, so that Mr. Hatoyama's Democratic Party of Japan might lose one allied party from the ruling coalition.
And, voters who have observed this defocused drama today might be determined what to do in the coming Upper House election, since the urgent issue is safety of residents living around the present U.S. Marines' base at Futenma.
Anyway, P.M. Mr. Hatoyama proudly said that President Mr. Barack Obama thanked him over the phone for fixing the matter as the prime minister had promised earlier setting voluntarily a deadline at the end of May.
This is a big news in Japan today.
And, Apple's iPads are launched in Japan today, too.
Indeed, you probably do not belong to the future, since you are the last remnant of this fading era, which might be a message from a goddess of Art...though still you can be very unique as they are not simply and insignificantly.)
Luk 5:27 And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me.
Luk 5:28 And he left all, rose up, and followed him.
Posted by EEreporter at 5/28/2010 10:25:00 AM
Thursday, May 27, 2010
(Ginza, Tokyo; a town of rotten people?)
In the coming Upper House election in Japan, homepage and blog updating during the election campaign period is allowed by law for the first time.
So far, no update has been allowed in Japan if a politician who runs Web sites is a candidate for election. Voters see only fixed and unchanged contents in Web sites run by candidates till election is over.
But, a new law is to be passed soon, changing IT-based election tactics in Japan.
One focus is how access numbers and hit numbers will reflect election situations and predict results.
Anyway, it is said that the style is the man.
SECTION I: The Roman Empire and America
There are many arguments about comparison between the Roman Empire and America.
Both the powers have had no rival in terms of military strength and material wealth in the era of their dominance, respectively.
The Roman Empire was originally a local military state on the Italian Peninsula. But, it developed along with military success to include ancient Greece. The Empire was eventually regarded as an authentic successor of the ancient Greek Civilization.
America was originally a land of colonies which got independence and expanded its own territory through an unending series and succession of wars. However, it has been regarded as an authentic co-successor of traditional European Civilization as with the modern Europe.
Just like the Roman Empire was supported and respected due to the ancient Greek Civilization, America has been supported and respected due to traditional European Civilization.
Ancient people outside the Roman Empire came to admire strong troops of the Roman Empire and its sophisticated application of the ancient Greek Civilization. Accordingly, they wanted to get citizenship of the Empire and serve it as soldiers.
Modern people outside America today admire strong military capability of America and its sophisticated application of traditional European Civilization. Accordingly, they want to get citizenship of America if they have to serve it as soldiers.
The Roman Empire was so gloriously shining in the ancient world, specifically as observed from the north of the Alps, the south of the the Mediterranean, and the east of Greece and Palestine.
America has been so gloriously shining in the world of today, specifically as observed from the south of Mexico and Cuba, the east of the Atlantic, and the west of the Pacific.
But, there is one big difference: In the ancient world, if a village did not want to join the glory of the Roman Empire, it could still subsist on self-sufficient economy.
Yet today, if a nation does not want to join the glory of America, it cannot subsist due to globalization of economy and the status of the American dollar as the key currency.
Another difference is in the rise of Islam in the era of decline and fall of the Roman Empire but the dependency of Islamic nations on America today.
When the Roman Empire lost the past glory, being disintegrating, villages in neighboring regions could sustain themselves and Islam provided great protection to people living in the east of the Empire, while preserving ancient Greek Civilization in lieu of the Roman Empire. Those surviving elements paved the way for a new era after the Roman Empire disappeared.
Today, it is still unclear whether or how America will lose its glory. And, it is more unclear who and what will come after American power disappears.
Yet, the key to analysing the trend of history seems to be globalization of economy and the status of the American dollar as the key currency.
Finally, the Roman Empire was used by the God as a cradle of Christianity. But, is America being used by the God and Allah as a cradle of integration of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam?
Rather, as there was ancient Israel in the era of dominance of the Roman Empire, there is Japan in this era of dominance of America.
For example, America is now relying on the G2 system with China. However, China owes its past, present, and future development mainly to Japan but not America.
As America is more powerful and influential than the Roman Empire, Japanese are more spiritual and unique than ancient Israelites were.
Accordingly, as Jesus Christ, namely hope of future, emerged from ancient Jerusalem, something as hope of future is expected to emerge from modern Tokyo.
SECTION II: Utilized Foreign Direct Investment in China
From the above source,
Major U.S. Investments in China:
Intel (under $4 billion)
Motorola ($3.6 billion)
General Motors (over $2 billion)
Wal-Mart (over $2 billion)
Anheuser-Busch ($1.8 billion)
General Electric ($1.5 billion)
Kodak ($1.5 billion)
DaimlerChrysler ($1.5 billion)
Coca-Cola ($1.25 billion)
Exxon Mobil ($1 billion)
Ford ($1 billion)
Alcoa ($1 billion)
United Technologies ($1 billion including Hong Kong)
DuPont (over $700 million)
IBM (more than $420 million)
Cummins (over $200 million)
Microsoft - Microsoft has announced it intends to invest $100 million a year on R&D in China through 2011.
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Some persons expect me to use the Twitter service.
I have some opinions on every Internet service and function, so that my reaction cannot be so spontaneous in this field.
Keywords related to this issue are: security, safety, costs, time, effect, charges, ID, privacy, criminals, frauds, thefts, enemies, friends, grudge, vengeance, hate, intimidation, threat, exposure, malice, quarrel, fight, conspiracy, terror, etc.
If you are not mean at all, you will never say, "Trust me," in a system you cannot wholly grasp and control.
And, those who earn money in this business tend to think that nothing is great in this world so that it is nice to earn money and have fun over the Internet using whatever service. They will not mind betraying any persons, including their wives.
The Internet itself is wilderness.
Mat 5:27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
Mat 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Posted by EEreporter at 5/27/2010 10:30:00 AM
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
SECTION I: Aftermath of Sub-Prime Loan Fiasco
I-1. USA & Europe
The International Monetary Fund estimated that large U.S. and European banks lost more than $1 trillion on toxic assets and from bad loans from January 2007 to September 2009. These losses are expected to top $2.8 trillion from 2007-10. U.S. banks losses were forecast to hit $1 trillion and European bank losses will reach $1.6 trillion.
So, it is no wonder that Greece has fallen into such a financial crisis.
It is estimated that the total loss the Japanese financial sector suffered in the subprime-loan triggered crisis reached almost $20 billion.
Japan could avoid being directly drawn to the Wall Street crisis, but it had to suffer a sharp drop in export to America. As its economy came to more rely on export to Asia and China, it has been further under a stronger deflation pressure.
After Wall Street Losses, China Fund Said to Shift Focus
February 20, 2009, 7:04 am
The $200 billion Chinese sovereign wealth fund is shifting its investment focus to natural resources, fixed income and real estate after having made losing bets on high-profile American financial firms, Reuters reported, citing people familiar with its strategy.
The China Investment Corporation, headed by a former Vice Finance Minister Lou Jiwei, has drawn criticism at home over large paper losses on its combined $8.6 billion investments in the U.S. private equity giant the Blackstone Group and the Wall Street bank Morgan Stanley.
Sovereign wealth funds have drawn close attention in recent years, in part because of concern in some capitals about ownership of crucial assets by foreign governments. More recently, markets have looked to funds like C.I.C., Temasek of Singapore and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority as potential rescuers of distressed financial firms.
Mr. Lou, traveling in Washington and New York this week, was scheduled to meet with top executives of Wall Street firms including Blackstone, Morgan Stanley and the Carlyle Group, all of which are very interested in attracting C.I.C. investment.
But people in Chinese government and finance who were familiar with Mr. Lou’s thinking told Reuters that the chances that such investments would be made were slim, at least for 2009.
Zhou Yuan, the new head of C.I.C.’s alternative investment team, told his staff in a recent closed-door meeting that in the near term, C.I.C. was also unlikely to invest in any fund of foreign private equity funds, according to Reuters.
In fact, China diverted its investment from Wall Street to the domestic real estate market, causing a quasi-bubble now.
It is very likely that China baffled the recent American missionary to Beijing led by Secretary Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Geithner probably requesting more investment into America.
It is very unlikely that China would do anything to help the Obama Administration decrease an unemployment rate, since diverting money from the domestic market to America means an increase in an unemployment rate in China which leads to a crisis of the Chinese Government.
However, China will keep an outwardly friendly relationship with Wall Street, since China now understands that Wall Street is untrustworthy as much as themselves.
SECTION II: Measures of Human Value
Great men never do manual work but issue orders to workers.
This is a kind of commonsense in Korea, China, India, the Islamic world, Europe, and Americas.
But, in Japan, great men often do manual work without taking a position to issue orders to workers, though such men are respected so much to be great.
And, Jesus Christ said that those who want to be a leader must serve others as a servant.
Only Japanese are following the teaching of Jesus Christ.
Men do not live and work only to be a kind of noble men possessing big fortunes and enjoying riches.
This is a traditional Japanese teaching.
Japan can thus lead the world so long as it is faithful to this tradition.
And, you should know what crimes and sins they have done secretly to be successful men, rich men, noble men, leaders, and the so-called great men in Korea, China, India, the Islamic world, Europe, and Americas.
So, Japanese way of judgment on human value is the most matured as conforming to the teaching of the God and Allah.
Japan can thus lead the world so long as it is faithful to this judgment.
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Mat 5:24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
Mat 5:25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
Mat 5:26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
Posted by EEreporter at 5/26/2010 11:31:00 AM
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Who Respects America Who Respects China Who Respects Dollars?
(Qui respecte l'Amérique qui respecte la Chine qui respecte les dollars?)
China is now so much respected by America, since China has earned a huge amount of dollars through trade.
But, most of exporting companies in China are foreign-capital companies who account for 60% in terms of trade value.
The America-China alliance, based on dollars China accumulated through trade, will not result in enhancement of Chinese society to high-quality democracy and freedom.
It will rather result in degrading of American businesses to affiliation with dictatorship.
America will lose the status of a flagman leading and spreading democracy and justice in the world.
Everything and everyone lionizing the America-China G2 system are losing respect not only from Japan but also from Asian countries, including Islamic nations.
For another example, North Korea has developed nuclear weapons as everybody knows. But, it is not for war with South Korea or America. N. Korea needs nuclear weapons so as to be respected by China. N. Korea's nuclear bombs are a means of deterrent policy against Chinese interference and influence on Pyongyang.
The point at issue is that China has never done anything to save tens of millions of starving North Koreans since 1990's, while China was receiving a great amount of aid from Japan and China regards N. Korea as its own defense line against America.
You should also know that an image about China among Japanese citizens is that there are more crimes of any sort in the Chinese society than in Japan and maybe in America.
Only fools on Wall Street think that China is as democratic, fair, and free in addition to being rich as America to lead the world as G2.
With such mentality, the next possible financial crisis involving both Shanghai and New York will be worse than the 2008 Lehman Shock. (GM might be completely wiped out...)
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Coach of Japan's National Soccer Team Mr. Okada reportedly talked about his possible resignation with top executives of the Japan Football Association who however asked Mr. Okada to continue his duty heading for South Africa.
Indeed, his failure, losing twice the game against South Korea in a year, deserves his immediate resignation, according to some commonsense in Japan and South Korea.
On the other hand, Japanese Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama shows no inclination to resignation while he publicly announced a month ago or so that he would get, at the risk of his position, agreement on the U.S. Marine-base relocation issue from all the parties concerned including Okinawa people, which he is unable to get so far.
Accordingly, Mr. Okada and the Japan's national succor team look like at least understanding the situation, which might help them in future.
But, Japanese Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama looks like misunderstanding the situation, which might give more damage to the ruling DPJ in the coming Upper House election.
By the way, the Japanese Self Defence Forces belong to the command of the Prime Minister of Japan but not of the Emperor. In this respect, the prime minister of Japan is responsible for maintaining security of Japan in accordance with international treaties ratified by the National Diet, since he is the Commander in Chief of Japan who must be also a member of the National Diet. If Mr. Hatoyama loses respect as a lawmaker, he has to totally resign for security of Japan.
There is a man, even around Tokyo, arrogant to the poor, though he has never earned $1 million on Wall Street.
Yet, those $1-million swells all died being surrounded by betrayers is my judgment, dear.)
Mar 5:25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
Mar 5:26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
Mar 5:27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
Mar 5:28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
Posted by EEreporter at 5/25/2010 10:49:00 AM
Monday, May 24, 2010
USA-CHINA Mutual Prosperity
The weight of America as China's trade partner has been declining.
The weight of China as America's trade partner has been increasing.
If AlQaeda has purchased a huge amount of U.S. Treasury bonds, the American government would change its approach to AlQaeda.
If China becomes another AlQaeda, however, the American government would not change its approach to China, since China has already purchased a huge amount of U.S. Treasury bonds.
Indeed, terror and the dollar are two key issues for America which could turn a political trend in America.
And, finally, America can be also a kind of AlQaeda to the world, trying to secure superiority of the dollar.
America might secretly attack other nations that will try to put an end to the era of the dollar as the sole key currency.
Conversely, not to make America another AlQaeda, we have to respect the dollar as at least one of key currencies.
We had better also check transition of Shanghai Stock Exchange composite index.
It is very interesting that Shanghai stock index started to fall drastically one year before the Lehman Shock.
Until the middle of 2006, the Chinese Government seems to have controlled the Shanghai stock transactions. But, it seems to have changed its policy, responding to requests from America. When Shanghai could not help sustain the American mortgage bubble, it started to fall. But, when Wall Street started to collapse in September 2008, the Chinese Government seems to have taken some measures so as to make the market flip.
Anyway, its transition cannot be something natural.
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Tonight, the Japan's national soccer team led by coach Mr. Takeshi Okada was defeated by the South Korean national team: 0-2.
There were voices requesting the change of the coach several months ago, when Mr. Okada failed to win some international matches.
But, today, nobody is calling the change any more as the Japan Football Association is determined to go to South Africa with coach Mr. Takeshi Okada.
However, I think they all have made a wrong decision. Mr. Takeshi Okada had better step down. The World Cup Soccer should not be an occasion to test his luck.
Joh 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
Posted by EEreporter at 5/24/2010 10:15:00 AM
Sunday, May 23, 2010
I was in Tokyo today, though it was at 19 degrees C (68 deg F) and raining.
I did not go out to see rich people, but when you walk in the rain, nobody would rather mind you on a certain street, if you put up an old black umbrella.
Posted by EEreporter at 5/23/2010 11:16:00 PM