Saturday, July 10, 2010
War, Love, and Election?
The Asahi Shimbun's forecast on Japan's 7/11 Upper House election:
DPJ...49...(a ruling party)
New People's Party...1...(a ruling party)
If the LDP had succeeded in maintaining its integrity and support from Japanese voters since the era of Former Prime Minister Mr. Junichiro Koizumi, it would have 58 candidates elected, though it was split in these years into the current LDP, the New People's Party, the NPR, the SPJ, and the Your Party.
Accordingly, Democratic Party of Japan 49 - 58 Previous LDP Camp
Or, Progressive 49 - 58 Conservative
(If divided like in the last era of Mr. Koizumi,
DPJ + New People's Party 50 - 65 LDP + New Komeito
which is a clear victory for the pro-American LDP camp. Japanese voters are going to show their concern about a diplomatic stance of the ruling DPJ.)
However, in reality, it is expected that the DPJ led by P.M. Mr. Kan, with possible 49 winners, will be the relative leading party if without an absolute majority in the House of Councilors (the Upper House or "Sangi-in" in Japanese). Hence, Prime Minister Mr. Naoto Kan will maintain his power being supported by a great majority of DPJ lawmakers in the Lower House.
Anyway, you had better not join any of the above parties, since their respect for the God is still insufficient as I checked it for myself.
SECTION I: Islam and China
Islam could not penetrate into China.
The Battle of Talas in 751 AD was a conflict between the Arab Abbasid Caliphate and the Chinese Tang Dynasty for control of the Syr Darya. On July 751, The Abbasids started a massive attack against the Chinese on the banks of the Talas river; 200,000 Muslim troops (according to Chinese estimates) met the combined army of 10,000 Tang Chinese and 20,000 Karluks mercenary. Out of 10,000 Tang troops, only 2000 managed to return from Talas to their territory in Central Asia.
It is of interest to note that the Battle of Talas is often seen as the key event in the history of paper - the technological transmission of the paper-making process. After the battle of Talas, knowledgeable Chinese prisoners of war were ordered to produce paper in Samarkand, or so the story goes. In fact, high quality paper had been known – and made – in Central Asia for centuries; a letter on paper survives from the fourth century to a merchant in Samarkand. But the Islamic conquest of Central Asia in the late seventh and early eighth centuries opened up this knowledge for the first time to what became the Muslim world, and so by the year 794 AD, paper manufacturing could be found in Baghdad, modern-day Iraq. The technology of paper making was thus transmitted to and revolutionised the Islamic world, and later the European West.
Islam did not win respect from Chinese unlike the case of Buddhism.
SECTION II: Christianity and China
Christianity could not penetrate into China.
The Li–Lobanov Treaty or the Sino-Russian Secret Treaty was a treaty signed on June 3, 1896 in Moscow by foreign minister Alexey Lobanov-Rostovsky and finance minister Sergey Witte on behalf of the Russian Empire and viceroy Li Hongzhang on behalf of China. The two powers concluded a defensive alliance against Japan, pledging mutual support in case of a Japanese attack.
The treaty allowed Russia to increase its presence in Northeast China as Russian personnel and police received extraterritorial jurisdiction. It allowed the use of Chinese ports by Russia in the case of war and China's consent to the construction of the China Eastern Railway (a part of the Trans-Siberian Railway). The railway was nominally a joint project, but was in reality completely financed and controlled by Russia.
China was also not allowed to interfere with Russian troop movements or munitions and also had to grant Russia decreased tariff rates. Russia's other major demand was delivered in true gunboat diplomacy fashion by a naval fleet in December 1897. China was forced to lease the southern tip of the Liaotung Peninsula to Russia and allow a railway line to be built connecting it to the main Russian line.
Construction of the Russian railroads in China increased the anti-foreign anger that came to a head in the Boxer rebellion of 1900. Chinese historians view the period between the Li–Lobanov Treaty and the outbreak of the Russo-Japanese War in 1904 as the time of Russia's domination of the Chinese Northeast region, in political and economical terms.
European Christianity did not win respect from Chinese unlike the case of Buddhism.
SECTION III: Judaist Philosophy and China
Judaist Philosophy, namely Marxism, has prevailed in China very profoundly.
Maoism's political orientation emphasizes the "revolutionary struggle of the vast majority of people against the exploiting classes and their state structures", which Mao termed a "People's War". Usually involving peasants, its military strategies have involved guerrilla war tactics focused on surrounding the cities from the countryside, with a heavy emphasis on political transformation through mass involvement of the lower classes of society.
Maoism departs from conventional European-inspired Marxism in that its focus is on the agrarian countryside, rather than the industrial urban forces. This is known as Agrarian socialism. Notably, Maoist parties in Peru, Nepal and Philippines have adopted equal stresses on urban and rural areas, depending on the country's focus of economic activity. Maoism broke with the state capitalist framework of the Soviet Union under Nikita Khrushchev and dismisses it as modern revisionism, a traditional pejorative term among communists referring to those who fight for capitalism in the name of socialism.
In its post-revolutionary period, Mao Zedong Thought is defined in the CPC's Constitution as "Marxism-Leninism applied in a Chinese context", synthesized by Mao Zedong and China's "first-generation leaders". It asserts that class struggle continues even if the proletariat has already overthrown the bourgeoisie, and there are capitalist restorationist elements within the Communist Party itself. Maoism provided the CCP's first comprehensive theoretical guideline with regards to how to continue socialist revolution, the creation of a socialist society, socialist military construction, and highlights various contradictions in society to be addressed by what is termed "socialist construction". While it continues to be lauded to be the major force that defeated "imperialism and feudalism" and created a "New China" by the Communist Party of China, the ideology survives only in name on the Communist Party's Constitution; Deng Xiaoping abolished most Maoist practices in 1978, advancing a guiding ideology called "Socialism with Chinese characteristics.
As European Marxist Judaists, including Karl Max, never denied their enjoying high-standard of living as elites in the party, the society, and the a nation, today's Chinese system absorbing capitalism riches do not contradict its adaption of Marxism as the principle of power structure.
For Karl Marx, Marxism is a means for Judaists to control European Christians superseding authority of the Vatican. The last phase of this movement involves complete demolition of the European Christian culture. That is why Mao Tse-tung carried out the Cultural Revolution to destroy historical legacy of China.
Yet, Mao Tse-tung's successors never failed in understanding that European Marxist Judaists, including Karl Max, never denied their enjoying high-standard of living as elites in the party, the society, and the a nation.
In this way, Judaists philosophy has prevailed in China very profoundly.
SECTION IV: American Democratic Christianity and Japan
After WWII, brave and clever Japanese people found that what was lacked critically in Japan was American Christian Democracy.
Accordingly, they accepted the Pacifist Constitution whose original text had been drafted by young American Christian officers who had came to Tokyo accompanying General MacArthur after the end of WWII.
Even today's nationalists of Japan do not fully deny the value of the Pacifist Constitution, since they are now free from unbearable pressure of samurai military traditions.
Almost nobody reads the Bible in Japan. But, everybody lives under authority of the Pacifist Constitution whose original text had been drafted by young American Christian officers who had came to Tokyo accompanying General MacArthur after the end of WWII.
It is so since after WWII, brave and clever Japanese people found that what was lacked critically in Japan was American Christian Democracy.
Moreover, when the Japanese people master democratic Christianity more righteously than Americans, the Japanese people will abolish the present Constitution and formulate new one to teach America and the world how Christianity should be incorporated in democracy.
It is so, since they are all Christian nations, nominally or substantially, the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Russia, etc.
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Today, we had a sun shine as there were less rain clouds than usual here around Tokyo.
I could even see a star in the evening. It was like Mars but a little twinkling. Then I saw a white smaller star twinkling in a gap of clouds. Subsequently I could spot two or so stars, but no more, since it was the sky of the rainy season.
Tomorrow, on Sunday, almost 100 million voters are expected to go for voting, though a turnout will be less than 60% (about 9.6 million voters have already made early voting). Three years ago, it was 58.64 % for the 21st ordinary Upper House election.
My opinion is that we have to decrease the costs for one National Diet member, about $1.2 million per year now, to one third while doubling the number of lawmakers. Then with total costs two thirds of today's, we will have twice more lawmakers. But, they are trying to half the number of lawmakers while keeping the current cost level, which is very dangerous. We do not need elites in a legislative body, but our representatives as many as possible.
Mat 7:9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
Mat 7:10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
Mat 7:11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
Posted by EEreporter at 7/10/2010 10:12:00 AM
Friday, July 09, 2010
SECTION I: Cyber Attacks
A big difference between a TV set and a PC is that the former is free from cyber attacks, including viruses and hackers.
It is because a TV set simply receives electric waves which include information of images, sounds, and other simple data (in case of digital broadcasting).
The main function of a TV set can be realized without using computer software. But, a PC cannot function without software, such as the Windows OS and other various programs, in which viruses can be included and through which a hacker can intrude in the PC.
Virtual Criminology Report 2009
Virtually Here: The Age of Cyber Warfare
The most obvious of these attacks was the August 2008 cyber campaign against Georgia during the South Ossetia War.
If a major cyber conflict between nationstates were to erupt, it is very likely that the private sector would get caught in the crossfire.
As millions of Americans all over the world celebrated their nation’s independence over the July 4th holiday weekend, Web sites belonging to their government were bombarded with access requests, slowing and sometimes blocking access to the sites.
These denial-of-service attacks targeted the White House, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Secret Service, National Security Agency, Federal Trade Commission, Department of the Treasury, Department of Defense and the Department of State, as well as the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, Amazon and Yahoo.
The following Tuesday, 11 Web sites of the South Korean government were brought down by the same network of 50,000 computers used in the attacks on the United States. South Korean intelligence officials blamed North Korea as the source of the attacks, an allegation that was reported by the Associated Press. Suddenly a lot more people started paying attention.
Many of the Web sites were able to return to their usual business within a few hours. Some security experts and policymakers concluded that the attacks were no more than a nuisance to the people of the United States and South Korea, regardless of whether North Korea was responsible
From what has been reported in the media, it appears that nation-states are engaging in cyber espionage on a massive scale. From around 2002 to 2005, for instance, an unknown source managed to download 10 to 20 terabytes of information from a sensitive, but unclassified, U.S. Department of Defense network in an episode code-named "Titan Rain." To put this amount of information in perspective, consider that digital copies of all the books (more than 18 million) in the U.S. Library of Congress would represent 20 terabytes of data.
Today, once a hacker gains access to a system, it may be a relatively simple transition from downloading data to sabotaging it. According to Richard Clarke, "The distinction between intelligence collection and damage to systems is a few keystrokes."
You really need the Army, the Navy, the Air Service, the Marines, and the Cyber Force.
SECTION II: Global Cooling or Jet Stream
Recently, the subtropical jet stream has caused heat waves in Europe, China, and North America.
But, it might not imply further global warming.
Global Cooling: Science and Myth
by Jason M. Vogel and Brian Lazar
Worried about climate change? Have no fear, the planet is getting colder at least according to some. This is more than speculation by skeptics: According to the World Meteorological Organization, global average temperature spiked in 1998 and has been in a cooling trend since then. Sure, 2008 was the 10th-warmest year on record since 1850, but if climate change is really happening, then shouldn't 2008 have been warmer than 1998? After all, greenhouse gas concentrations in 2008 were at an all time high. If you work in the fields of climate or weather, chances are you have heard this argument before.
By the way, it is a Japanese scientist that scientifically discovered a jet sream.
In the 1920s, a Japanese meteorologist Wasaburo Ooishi detected the jet stream from a site near Mount Fuji. He tracked pilot balloons, also known as pibals (balloons used to determine upper level winds), as they rose into the atmosphere. Ooishi's work largely went unnoticed outside of Japan.
In WWII, the Empire of Japan manufactured 9000 and more fire balloons to release them in the air, expecting them to reach North America riding on the jet stream. However, this operation did not turn the tide, though 300 of them reached North America.
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None would love them tomorrow if not in politics.
It is so since they are accused by God.
This is what I want to say today.
Rain might affect an outcome of Sunday's ballots in Japan...)
Joh 7:8 Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast: for my time is not yet full come.
Joh 7:9 When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee.
Joh 7:10 But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.
Posted by EEreporter at 7/09/2010 07:20:00 AM
Thursday, July 08, 2010
(When the mid summer gets in gear, the winter is no more far in the rear.)
One Loser or Two Losers for Hopes?
The 1012 U.S. Primary Election will be a difficult one as with the coming midterm election.
In Japan, the on-going Upper-House election is very difficult for most of politicians, critics, and non-affiliates.
But, the two major parties, namely pro-China socialistic DPJ and pro-American conservative LDP, look like going to fail, respectively.
They both uphold a rise of the consumption tax rate from 5% to 10% in near future to improve a state of national finance but not to combat deflation.
What is needed for Japan is a steady 4% GDP growth to be achieved without destroying the nature and culture of Japan.
And, the true masters behind the scene, that is elite bureaucrats of the central government, will also lose in the coming national election, since they have chosen the 5% tax increase rather than the 4% economic growth.
This will be a good lesson to the world.
(And a friend offering an umbrella in a rainy day when you look like a poor loser is a true friend unlike a false friend who offers two or more umbrellas for your choice in a rainy day when you look so promising with so many friends.
In a certain foreign company in Tokyo, there are many who would try to take away your umbrella in a rainy day when you look like a poor loser...though the company has some reputation globally.)
SECTION I: Three to Go
On the coming Sunday, the Japanese voters are going to show how much they support Prime Minister Mr. Naoto Kan and the Democratic Party of Japan.
The world was surprised last summer at the regime change in Japan. Mr. Yukio Hatoyama was welcomed by China, South Korea, and other progressive or anti-American camps in the world. However, after admitting his naive view on the Japanese security issue as well as a plummeting approval rating, Prime Minister Mr. Hatoyama stepped down in early June, taking along then controversial Secretary General of the DPJ Mr. Ichiro Ozawa.
In a subsequent summary party election for the head of the DPJ, Mr. Naoto Kan was so elected and assumed the office of premiership accordingly. So, just 10 months after the great regime change in Japan from a very pro-American Cabinet to an anti-American capitalism Cabinet, Japanese voters are requested to approve new Prime Minister Mr. Kan for his one-month performance.
But, what P.M. Mr. Kan is appealing to Japanese citizens with is just a 5% rise of the consumption tax aimed at financial reform. However, it has gradually come to be known by the Japanese people that P.M. Mr. Naoto Kan is very amateur in terms of economy, public finance, and national security. But, what has he learnt since he was elected as Lower-House member of the National Diet in 1980 when he was 34 years old? Just how to survive and continue to be elected?
Yet, it is reportedly said that it is anarchic philosophy that P.M. Mr. Naoto Kan has really studied. He thinks that it is the best that each country in the world gets disintegrated. A central government of each country should be disbanded. Only municipality and local administrative agencies should be allowed to exist and function. Globally, the United Nations or its successor should supervise the whole world according to necessity. Peoples in the world must be free from the old paradigm of a nation. They must stop belonging to a nation. They must become freed citizens from the traditional concept of a nation and its people.
This is a pattern observed in how the Chinese Communist Party established its power over mainland China and the North Korean Workers' Party occupied the north part of the Korean Peninsula.
They all claimed that every tradition and custom in the society was evil and thus should be destroyed. Old culture and religion should not be respected. Only what the party taught was precious and true. Based on this doctrine, the Chinese Communist Party established its power over mainland China and the North Korean Workers' Party occupied the north part of the Korean Peninsula.
In denying a traditional identification of the people with the history and the culture of a nation, P.M. Mr. Naoto Kan is close to leaders of the Chinese Communist Party and the North Korean Workers' Party, at least in terms of philosophy.
Of course, P.M. Mr. Naoto Kan is not a fool. He understands that such philosophy cannot be accepted by the Japanese people. In his long career, Mr. Kan never acted like an anarchist, though he has had some ties with Japanese leftists who support North Korea and China.
P.M. Mr. Naoto Kan is not a fool. His inclination to anarchic philosophy is just a level of literature but not of real politics. It seems that as he cannot find more merit or splendor in the Japanese traditional culture, he has opted for Western leftist philosophy. And, this is a pattern found in Japanese elite leftists and Marxists.
One top leader of the Japanese Communist Party has been living like a nobleman being served by some servants in a villa while writing many papers and articles against Japanese capitalism and cursing conservative elites.
P.M. Mr. Naoto Kan will surely take his rich life rather than destroy Japanese capitalism. But, he still cannot find supreme merit and splendor in the Japanese culture and history that are the key to economic and industrial success of Japan.
There were many such youths in Japan in the era of the Vietnam War. But, all of them left universities and the era to work in businesses, public agencies, or various fields in the society. However, only a few of former anti-Vietnam War students have survived and advanced into national politics. One of them is now prime minister of Japan. So, Mr. Naoto Kan probably cannot deny his past and his inclination to extremely liberal philosophy.
Yet in the worst case P.M. Mr. Naotoa Kan and some other ministers in his Cabinet of his generation would not praise past political practices by Mr. Kim Jong-il who has been enjoying extremely rich life while millions of North Korean citizens are starving. But, the Kan Cabinet might put energy more into implementing anti-conservative measures than into saving poor people and realizing social justice.
P.M. Mr. Naoto Kan should think that the modern anarchic philosophy was studied and established in Europe. Accordingly, such philosophy appeals to some Japanese who cannot appreciate great merit and splendor of the Japanese culture and history. But, European philosophy itself is incomplete and almost evil if it is not an legitimate extension of Christianity. Marxism itself is not an exception, if it is based on Judaism.
P.M. Mr. Naoto Kan should study history and culture of Japan and the world more humbly.
Nonetheless, P.M. Mr. Naoto Kan seems to have ability to respect Japanese traditions like ordinary citizens. He is not like a crazy philosopher or a brain-washed leftist politician who hates Japanese traditions so much due to their instinctive hatred to Japanese militarism and nationalism having been unnaturally and unthinkably exhorted and exercised during WWII.
In summary, it is for the first time that Japan has such a prime minister as has an inclination toward anarchic philosophy if at the level of literature or daydream.
(Former P.M. Mr. Yukio Hatoyama has an inclination toward ideal of the Freemason philosophy if at the level of literature or daydream.)
Note that issue behind the Kan regime is when and how Japanese conservative camps will recover, since they had real power over half a century after WWII till the last summer.
Note also that some notable pro-Ozawa critics who supported the last summer's regime change are now expecting that senior politician Mr. Ichiro Ozawa to take over from Mr. Naoto Kan in the DPJ party convension scheduled this September. They claim that P.M. Mr. Kan has betrayed anti-American and anti-Koizumi friends in order to practically survive and continue his ruling. They even say that Mr. Kan is now subject to America, since P.M. Mr. Kan also has accepted a decision on a U.S. Marine Corps' base issue Former P.M. Mr. Hatoyama made as a kind of concession to America. Mr. Kan now looks like alienating himself from very veteran lawmaker Mr. Ozawa.
Finally, note that China several times invited Mr. Ozawa, Mr. Hatoyama, and Mr. Kan out of impressive goodwill when the pro-American conservative LDP, especially Former P.M. Mr. Junichiro Koizumi, held power.
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They say that in Kyrgyzstan a young woman who has studied the Japanese language so much to once visit Japan was lost from her town in a recent turmoil of the nation.
I don't know if she was found or abducted forever, but it is one tragedy being covered by recent big incidents globally and domestically.
So, sometimes pay attentions to countries that once belonged to the former Soviet Union, including Russia.
And, it is a little sorry that Former Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama stepped down before recovering the Northern Territories of Japan under occupation by the Soviet Union and Russia since the end of WWII.
"Kimigayo" arranged with a 1970's Japanese popular music beat.)
Mar 7:6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
Mar 7:7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Mar 7:8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
Posted by EEreporter at 7/08/2010 10:40:00 AM
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Cloudy, Rainy, All-Day Wet
Dry, hot, and sun barked is the opposite to the current weather conditions around Tokyo, though temperature is as hot as around 30 degrees Celsius.
We call this rainy season "Tsuyu" in Japanese.
It is actually the fifth season for Japan in addition to the spring, the summer, the autumn, and the winter.
What is the fifth can be treacherous sometimes.
SECTION I: Operation Vengeance in 1943
Last night I happened to check the death of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the architect of Japan's naval strategy in the Pacific including the attack on Pearl Harbor, though it was west of Papua New Guinea that he was ambushed fatally during in his flight for a front-line inspection on 18 April 1943.
(Click to enlarge.)
When American codebreakers found out that he was flying to Bougainville Island to conduct a front-line inspection, 16 P-38G Lightnings were sent on a long-range fighter-intercept mission, flying 435 mi (700 km) from Guadalcanal at heights from 10–50 ft (3–15 m) above the ocean to avoid detection. The Lightnings met Yamamoto's two Mitsubishi G4M "Betty" fast bomber transports and six escorting Zeros just as they arrived. The first Betty crashed in the jungle and the second ditched near the coast. Two Zeros were also claimed by the American fighters with the loss of one P-38. Japanese searchers found Yamamoto's body at the jungle crash site the next day.
However, in fact, six Zero fighters of the Imperial Navy all returned without fatal damages, after shooting down one of 16 P-38s that attacked the fleet of Imperial Naval planes escorting Admiral Yamamoto, to the Imperial Navy base in Rabaul of the New Britain Island.
It is a kind of mystery that only six Zero fighter planes accompanied and convoyed a bomber carrying Admiral Yamamoto (and another with a key staff general on board) while hundreds of fighter planes were stationed and allocated around Rabaul and Papua New Guinea.
It is a kind of mystery that Admiral Yamamoto, so clever as to have succeeded in the Pearl Harbor Attack 17 months before, failed to foresee the danger of being ambushed in the air by U.S. Naval attack planes, though the air route in question had been used so safely by Imperial cargo planes flying between Rabaul and a front base in question till then.
However, details gave clues. The distance Admiral Yamamoto was to fly was linearly about 500 km (310 miles) from Rabaul to the front base, his destination for inspection; the distance U.S. attack planes had to fly was about 600 km (375 miles) in a straight line on one way, but they had to return over the same 600-km air way to an American air base in the Guadalcanal Island. Moreover, to avoid Japanese detection, U.S. planes had to fly more making a detour, which made the ambush impossible, since America had then no fighter planes that could fly so long and so far. Accordingly, the Admiral Yamamoto's bomber plane could not be ambushed. This must be a conclusion by Admiral Yamamoto. Critically, "how can Americans know our flight plan for this front-line inspection?" surely thought Admiral Yamaoto.
Nonetheless, U.S. Navy put an additional fuel tank to each P-38 fighter plane to fly over 1400 km (870 miles) there and back. America also perfectly decoded ciphers the Imperial Navy had been using, even before the Pearl Harbor Attack. Based on information obtained from the decoding, President Roosevelt in the White House approved in person the ambush for, and killing of, Admiral Yamamoto.
So, Admiral Yamamoto must have thought that his mission flight would be completely secretly and safely conducted, since America had no suitable long-distance attack planes while related communications were all done through the highest level of Imperial code language. So, Admiral Yamamoto must have thought that President Roosevelt must have been busy in the White House dealing with Hitler's menace.
Yet the truth was: U.S. Navy put an additional fuel tank to each P-38 fighter plane to fly over 1400 km (870 miles) there and back; America also perfectly decoded ciphers the Imperial Navy had been using, even before the Pearl Harbor Attack; and President Roosevelt in the White House approved in person the ambush for, and killing of, Admiral Yamamoto.
But, the story went on for some involved, especially Japanese pilots of the Zero fighters who disastrously failed in defending Admiral Yamamoto...
Now, what lesson have you learnt?
It is truly difficult to win a battle against the U.S., since they have a technology to make a long-distance attack, an excellent ability to decode ciphers, and a president in the White House in charge in person.
(Note that the 22-Type of Zero fighter plane used by the Imperial Navy in WWII could fly over 2,000 km [3,300 km with an additional fuel tank] at the speed of 530 km/h, though you must not belittle Americans.
(Note also that if I had been the commander of the Imperial combined fleet in WWII, I would not fly out for a front line inspection. When a commander is at a front, a decisive engagement mobilizing full forces at his command must be executed. It must be a war but not an inspection that should have been implemented by the commander 1,100 km distant from American major divisions in the South Pacific Ocean in 1943. Let a captain go to check morale of troops at the front. [Anyway, what should have happened to Admiral Isoroku Yamaoto if he had survived WWII to face the Tokyo Tribunal of War Criminals guided by General MacArthur?])
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According to Jesus Christ, we should not blame our brothers.
It is, indeed, very easy to see a fault one's brother has committed.
But, if your brother eventually died in poverty, you had better suspect a plot he was involved in. He might have been in fact neglected to death by smarter guys around him.
If you spent one million dollars to save your brother living far, you cannot save him in such a case.
Truly, a near friend can be more trusted than a brother far.
A man of the same belief can be more entrusted a mission to.
But it is just a fate that you meet a woman who respects you in any situation.
But, your children will not even wonder what person you are critically.
So, leave your family and home town and go to Iraq or Afghanistan to save children contaminated by depleted uranium ammunition the U.S. and U.K. troops have used in this decade.
Decades ago, when I was walking on a Tokyo street in the rainy season, I really felt it was too cool just wearing one long-sleeve dress shirt. That is the most impressive memory about this season in Tokyo in my life. You know, once, you could feel it was too cool just wearing one long-sleeve dress shirt on a Tokyo street in July or late June. However, I had no such memory in Osaka as the song is taking up...so many stupid guys have come from Osaka to Tokyo, including some lawmakers, in these years...A revolution never starts in Osaka, though Nomo and Ichiro, the successful Japanese MLB players, are more associated with Osaka than Tokyo.)
Mat 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
Mat 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Mat 7:8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Posted by EEreporter at 7/07/2010 10:51:00 AM
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
(Shinjuku West not in 1970's but of 2010)
Mankind, Servants of God, But Not a Kind of Dolphins
The prestigious semi-national TV station in Japan NHK has decided not to live broadcast the coming sumo wrestling tournament held in Nagoya City.
It is because some members of the Sumo Association have had a tie with gangsters through gambling.
Indeed, the sumo scandal, the 2010 World Cup, and the Upper House election are now the three major topics for the Japanese media.
But, this evening, Ms. Hiroko Kuniya of NHK, a kind of decent "Larry King" of the Japanese female version, presented the Cove (in addition to Yasukuni), a very controversial biased and distorted movie.
On the other hand, in American violence and war films, many, many people have been killed so badly.
It is all for money, since they are products of capitalism, but also contributing to making some rogues feel like watching real hunting and making a bloody film out of it.
SECTION I: Two Paths to Rich Life
In the communist, totalitarian society:
Level 1 - Government/Party Top Leaders - Ultra Rich
Level 2 - Executives of Public Authorities - Very Rich
Level 3 - Managers of Public Plants/Office - Rich
Level 4 - Staff, Soldiers, Workers - Poor
In the capitalist, free society:
Level 1 - Mega Asset Holders - Ultra Super Rich
Level 2 - Major Business Leaders - Ultra Very Rich
Level 3 - Business Owners - Ultra Rich
Level 4 - Corporate Executives - Super Rich
Level 5 - Government/Party Top Leaders - Very Rich
Level 6 - Corporate Managers/Experts - Rich
Level 7 - Executives of Public Authorities - Somehow Rich
Level 8 - Managers of Public Plants/Office - A Little Rich
Level 9 - Ordinary Employees - Not Rich
Level 10 - Staff, Soldiers, Workers - Poor
As you see, there are only four levels of people in terms of material happiness in the communist society without freedom and liberty to launch an enterprise and private business.
Yet, in the capitalist, free society, there are 10 levels of people in terms of material happiness in the capitalist, free society with freedom and liberty even to work in a political party or government.
So, even if you love Marxism, do not try to live in the communist society but work in a political party or government in the capitalist, free society. Even Karl Marx will be punished in the communist society if he shows less respect to his boss in the communist society.
However, in the capitalist, free society, even Karl Marx is allowed to live and work in any entity, private or public, without showing any respect to his boss, since it is a matter of freedom.
The point at issue is that some members, lawmakers, and candidates of the Democratic Party of Japan and other more socialistic parties in Japan sometimes think at the bottom of their heart that the communist society (China & North Korea) is a world of justice and the capitalist, free society (Japan & the U.S.) is a world of social abuses, since ultra super/very rich people are wrong, though those liberal and socialist lawmakers are enjoying life of luxury in the middle of Tokyo while praising China & North Korea and cursing American capitalism.
Incidentally, China of today has unique structure different from the above typical communist society structure, so that it must be modified. You may consider power structure in addition to the above presented model.
Also note that "ordinary employees" are a concept in the free society. In a society where all the people are voluntary or compelled communists or socialists, there is no such a concept. Only the state controls, namely employs, people who have no choice but to be ordered to work in or belong to a certain entity run by the party of the government. They are not "ordinary employees" who have a possibility to be Ultra Super Rich, Ultra Very Rich, or Ultra Rich, though becoming such is against Christianity.
SECTION II: THE COVE - A Picture Taken By Rogues
The whale/dolphin hunting is a kind of sacred execution of traditions which have lasted 400 years and longer in Japan.
Indeed, 400 years ago, no Anglo Saxons must have enjoyed 3D images of dolphins swimming so friendly to human beings.
So, some Japanese people started to hunt dolphins 400 years ago using arms of the sea near their villages. It is not for fun. It is for obtaining foods or animal proteins while giving thanks and paying respect to the great nature.
But, some stupid anti-Japanese guys provided money for making a film that depicts dolphin hunting, still being conducted very legally in a local town of Japan, as a cruel event being carried out by non-Christian Japanese savages who love to kill cute dolphins.
And other stupid anti-Japanese guys granted an Academy Award to the movie Cove, which has surprised so many Japanese people.
Even pro-Australian Japanese are saddened to know that there are such anti-Japanese guys provided money for making a film that depicts dolphin hunting, still being conducted very legally in a local town of Japan, as a cruel event being carried out by non-Christian Japanese savages who love to kill cute dolphins.
Truly even pro-American Japanese felt being betrayed by anti-Japanese guys who granted an Academy Award to the movie Cove, which has surprised so many Japanese people.
After the screening of the film in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane film festivals, the councillors of the Shire of Broome, Western Australia, voted unanimously in August 2009 to suspend its sister city relationship with the Japanese whaling port town of Taiji, as long as the latter continues its dolphin slaughter. The decision was reversed in October 2009....
Several people who appear in the film, including Taiji assemblyman Hisato Ryono and Tetsuya Endo, an associate professor at Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, say that they were lied to by the documentary's producers about what the film would contain...
A Japanese film distributor, Medallion Media/Unplugged, subsequently acquired the rights to screen the film in Japan. The company hopes to run the movie in Japanese cinemas in June 2010. Medallion is currently preparing the documentary for presentation in Japan by pixelating (obscuring) the faces of Taiji residents and fishermen depicted in the film. Nationalist protesters have vowed to block the release of the film in Japan and dozens equipped with loudspeakers have demonstrated outside of the distributor's office in central Tokyo...
The Cove has enjoyed success across the globe, winning awards from all corners of the world, winning over 25 well-respected film awards. Some notable awards include "Best Documentary" from the Environmental Media Awards, Three Cinema Eye Honors  for "Outstanding Achievement", the "Golden Tomato Award" from the critic website rottentomatoes.com, and the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature on the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.
The film maker did not show respect to the local Japanese citizens including old men, old women, and children, Japanese Government officials, and Japanese audiences, but showed great respect to anti-Japanese Anglo Saxons and dolphins.
I do not think that someday those Japanese nationalists will become another AlQaeda, since Japan has the Pacifist Constitution and history longer than that of Islam or equal to that of the Vatican.
But, justice is not on anti-Japanese Anglo Saxons and dolphins, since anti-Japanese Anglo Saxons show more respect to dolphins than to the Japanese people who are respected vastly by a great majority of people in the world.
The anti-Japanese Anglo Saxons may be now closer to dolphins than mankind including the Japanese people who started whale/dolphin hunting at least 400 years ago.
Just like the God of Christianity takes away lives of Anglo Saxon Christians at His will at any time, mankind is allowed to do so with whales and dolphins, since the God Almighty created marine mammals for mankind, especially for the Japanese.
By way of precaution, Japanese nationalists should not blame other Japanese who happen to put the movie on the screen for any reason, since no human beings shall be intimated in Japan just like in the U.S. and Australia for any reason.
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A bad guy says to a lawmaker elect, "Congratulations!"
The bad guy says to a lawmaker failed, "Congratulations!"
However, no Japanese national lawmakers who failed in election committed suicide as far as I know.
But, before the 2007 Upper House election, a then state minister who was also an LDP lawmaker committed suicide in Japan while being attacked severely by the then opposition DPJ.
Today, nobody talked about the tragedy which eventually led to a surprise resignation of then Prime Minister Mr. Shinzo Abe (of the LDP) a few months later.
If the DPJ Mr. Ichiro Ozawa then led with help from Mr. Yukio Hatoyama had not blamed so much the minister for his doubtful political-fund reporting, he would not have lost his life.
It is not the outcome of election but mass antagonism being directed to a singled victim that drives the desperate person into a dark corner.
In addition, congratulations for Independence Day!! I like the Stars and Stripes, more impressive than the Union Jack, though there are no crosses but so many stars of David?
Running along white horses, I am a boy living by the sea, born in a humble house between the shore and the pine forest...)
Rev 7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
Rev 7:5 Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.
Rev 7:6 Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.
Rev 7:7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.
Rev 7:8 Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.
Rev 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
Rev 7:10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
Posted by EEreporter at 7/06/2010 11:03:00 AM
Monday, July 05, 2010
(Shinjuku, Tokyo, Yesterday)
Cold Air High Makes Rain Fall in Japan
A weather forecaster said that it is cold air from Siberia now staying high over east Japan that is making guerrilla-type of local downpours around Tokyo.
It does not look like an effect of global warming.
Anyway, it is GDPs of China and the U.S. that have increased in parallel with an increase in the world temperature and the CO2 concentration in these two decades.
In my observation, heat accumulated in the Pacific Ocean is till strong, but a cooling trend has already started high in the air.
SECTION I: Approval Rate of the Kan Cabinet
According to the Aasahi Shimbun newspaper:
Within one month, the approval rating for the Kan Cabinet has dropped by nearly 20%.
Such a steep fall in popularity of the prime minister is very rare in the past Japanese politics. It took several months to get down to the 40% level even in Mr. Yukio Hatoyama's case.
Yet, if Former Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama had continued his premiership, the rating would have become 10% or so by now. In such a case, no reliable and meaningful national election would be possible, though Mr. Yukio Hatoyama had been one of the world-class heroes eight months before. Mr. Hatoyama had to step down to save democracy and legal/political justice in Japan, no matter what reasons there were for his failure.
Prime Minister Mr. Naoto Kan must stop announcing a possible 5% consumption tax rise but start to study economy and economics for himself.
In addition, P.M. Mr. Naoto Kan must have strongly requested Chinese President Mr. Hu Jintao at the G20 Meeting to persuade North Korea to release Japanese citizens having been abducted by North Korea spies from 1970's to 1990's.
P.M. Mr. Kan reportedly showed his misguided appreciation to Chinese President Mr. Hu for his cooperation in this issue, though most of Japanese experts concerned think that China actually did not work on this issue against North Korea for Japan.
SECTION II: Chinese Bubble
The Chinese Government admitted this February that real-estate value in 70 major cities has risen by 10.7% year on year; new buildings are priced 13% higher than in the previous year.
The situation of the Japanese bubble from 1985 to 1991 seems to have been repeated in China between 2005 and 2008, according to some experts.
Some analysts even think that this bubble contributed to the China's 8.7% economic growth in 2009 and the 11.9% growth in 1Q of this year.
Probably a real and effective growth rate of Chinese GDP must be around 5% now, since capital investment accounts for 44% in its GDP, twice larger than in Japan, though China is still growing at around 28% in terms of car production.
China looks like still building in a frenzy many, many factories, commercial buildings, and condominiums 40% of which will not be fully used for a decade.
Chinese companies in the manufacturing sector invest in the real estate market, pushing up prices. It is because they cannot get enough profits in their main business, production of goods.
However, unlike Japan and the U.S., China is a despotic state. The Chinese Government can order rich men and businesses to sustain the bubble even by decreasing their assets by 30%, 50%, or 70%.
Yet, G3 had better be convened in order for Japan and the U.S. to guide China into soft landing.
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I wonder why now there is nobody in Palestine whose family tree can be traced back to the era of Jesus Christ without interruption of his ancestors as residents in Palestine.
(But, almost no ancestors of today's European Americans lived in North America 500 years ago.)
It is truly unbelievable that a memory of the emergence of the Son of God has completely lost in the very area where He emerged.
It is not easy to interpret this mystery in light of commonsense, logic, and philosophy.
Students in the world had better tackle this mystery during their summer holiday.
By the way, they say nowadays many Japanese are wrongly taken as Chinese in Europe and Latin America. I may even look like a Chinese depending on a street in the world. You had better look like a Spaniard, a German, a Netherlander, or an Uruguayan nowadays to be safe on the street of the world, if you do not look like a Japanese sometimes at all.
Nice vacances never corrects a bad mind, since Jesus Christ had never been to vacances.)
Gen 7:4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
Gen 7:5 And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.
Gen 7:6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
Posted by EEreporter at 7/05/2010 07:53:00 AM
(Tokyo, July 2010)
In the Middle of Rained-On Campaign
Two high-school girls were sitting on the floor at a corner of a train vehicle.
They put on high-school uniform, manipulating a cellular phone each, in a Sunday evening's train running on a Tokyo commuter line.
Then at a certain station a seat for two passengers was emptied while I was standing at a door space near it. Then, the two high-school girls stood up, walked several steps, and occupied the seat. One of them had an ear ornament looking like a small silver cross with some addition. Subsequently, before I stepped out of the vehicle, I heard two young witches laughing toward the corner where they had sat down.
One thing good the regime change in Japan last year has realized is free school. The ruling DPJ has allowed public high-school students in Japan to learn in school without paying tuition fees.
Only for this reason, it must have been appropriate that I supported the regime change.
Now, the biggest issue in Japan is whether or not politics can prevent suicide, since 30,000 and more Japanese committed suicide last year, like in preceding years, despite the regime change.
Parties and candidates for the 7/11 Upper House election must promise that the number of Japanese who tragically kill themselves in a country with $5.5 trillion GDP will become less than 30,000 this year owing to their efforts.
Anyway the great Tokyo metropolitan area has population of almost 30 million. There are millions of helplessly unhappy people even in a Sunday train running around Tokyo. But, one seat could relieve them if they thought they were lucky to get it without racing for it.
And, in the Monday morning, everybody will forget what has happened in a Sunday evening's train, since a change of a spirit changes the whole world.
After exiting a station, I of course walked back home without calling a taxi, since it cost several dollars.
A-men, Ahhhh-Men, Ahe-Men! Amen!!
Posted by EEreporter at 7/05/2010 12:30:00 AM
Sunday, July 04, 2010
(28 Miles North from the Tokyo Bay, 62 Miles East from Mt. Fuji; Great is the Rice Field Nearby in Japan)
There are some people that are really pursuing truth, humbly or arrogantly.
Some of them might think that they have found a critical clue in EEE-Reporter to a big solution to their challenge. They think that they might be able to even win a Nobel Prize.
All I can say to them is respect Mr. Toshihide Masukawa and Mr. Koichi Tanaka. Mr. Masukawa, a Japanese Nobel laureate, does not speak English since he was a young labor union activist. Mr. Tanaka, a Japanese Nobel laureate, works wearing a work outfit in a laboratory of a private company.
So, I present a theory on economics here, which is called the Saturation Theory in Economic Phases.
Economy of a nation, a region, or the world in a certain era can develop as much as in terms of quantity and quality till it gets saturated in a given environment.
One remarkable example is the very Japanese economy.
The 15-year long deflation of Japan is manifestation of the saturation of the Japanese economy which can be explained by my theory: the Saturation Theory in Economic Phases.
One basic equation is as follows:
D = f (G, P, A, L, X)
D: the degree of economic saturation
G: GDP or other economic scale
A: the plain area of the national land
L: a level of circulation of literature and other media
X: Other cultural, traditional, and religious factors
D = G*(P/A)*L*X
As this value D reached a certain level in Japan in the middle of 1990's, Japan's economy came to be saturated, resulting in the 15-year long deflation.
As a solution to this situation or a factor for this status, Japan invested in China so much and relocated so many factories into China through 1990's and 2000's.
(Of course, Japanese automakers and other manufactures also built so many plants in the U.S. and other countries in this period. Though stupid American economists laughed at Japan for its lost decade, if Toyota, Honda, and the likes had never built plants in the U.S. while surpassing GM in sales in the U.S. market, more workers should have been employed in Japan and more consumption must have been recorded in Japan, pushing up GDP more.)
P.S. Paraguay fairly conceded to Spain that advanced to the semifinal of the World Cup Soccer Matches for the first time in 64 years. And, it looks like that the God punished Argentina. They should not have behaved like loose and immoral British men and women living and working in a British company in Japan, since a Japanese cameraman was sent by them to Bangkok to be killed recently. Remember that BP is also a British business!!
Posted by EEreporter at 7/04/2010 10:55:00 AM