Saturday, July 17, 2010

"unto living fountains of waters"

(In the rainy season of 2010, around Tokyo; photos taken by EEE Reporter; Click to enlarge, if you like.)

Truth Must Be Marching On

According to the latest US Census Bureau statistics, the value of Chinese exports to the U.S. fell 12.2% to $296.4 billion for 2009.


On the other hand, China holds $900.2 billion of U.S. Treasury bonds.

Yet, China has recently intensified its purchase of the Japanese Government bonds to a total of $12 billion.

My concern is that there is an increasing number of very arrogant behaviors among Chinese as observed in the Internet.

As the Chinese Government has not properly educated its citizens by indicating truth of history, some young Chinese misunderstood that they are geniuses to be so rich by themselves.

Also in Japan, some DPJ politicians seem to think that they are geniuses to have taken power from the LDP last summer.

In either case, they are not geniuses. China was made rich by Japan and America for their necessity, which would be shown sooner or later. The DPJ was allowed to take over by Japanese voters for their necessity, which has been shown in the 11-07-2010 Upper-House election.

Arrogance really made people blind to truth.

SECTION I: Keynes, Hitler, China & Judaists

Probably inspired by the regime change in Japan through the 30-8-2009 election, a Japanese author wrote a book titled "Hitler and Keynes."

As he is not a professional or commercial economist, it is not so bad to buy and check it if you can read Japanese.

There are some interesting passages in the book, for example:

"From a historical perspective, there is a specific pattern that nations that accepted Judaists prospered.

Spain and Portugal expanded their power to accumulate great fortune during the Age of Geographical Discovery between the 15th and 17th centuries. In this Age, both the Iberian nations accepted Judaists. But, after they purged Judaists, Spain and Portugal started to decline losing the hegemony over the world.

The Netherlands and Britain accepted those Judaists fleeing from the Iberian Peninsula to expand their power to accumulate great fortune through the Industrial Revolution.

Today it is the U.S. that accommodates the most Judaists in the world, the number of which surpasses that of Israelis. It goes without sating that the U.S. has had hegemony over the world economy after WWII..."

In addition, the industrial development of Germany before the World War One was also greatly contributed to by Judaiats.

Even China owes its success critically to Juadaists. If Karl Marx, a Judaist, had failed in launching his anti-Christian-capitalists theory, China could not have been integrated, unified, and governed after WWII. Without the social stability realized through application of Marxism to politics and administration of China with a billion population, its economy could not have grown and cannot be managed and sustained.

So, as China accepted Marxism, a philosophical branch of Judaism, as a principle for governing its people after WWII, it has succeeded in setting an effective and efficient framework where a huge amount of economic and technical aid from Japan could work properly. Though China did not accept Judaiats, it accepted the Judaistic philosophy and way of thinking. China is also in this sense directly, though just ideally, influenced by Judaism.

The only exception in this context is Japan. Its acceptance of Judaistic influence has been fairly indirect, since it has been always through European/American Christianities.

However, Japan is as great as Israel. Japanese have been as blessed as Judaists and Israelites.

Difficulty in this context can be found in the Islamic world and India. How will Muslims and Hindus accept anything based on Judaism, if so indirect like in the case of Japan?

(Note that there are some nationalistic Japanese who love to honor Japan and Japanese people by ranking glory of Japan with historical glory of Judaism and Judaists or Israelites. However, as I mentioned above, their pride is not necessarily groundless.)

Now back to the book "Hitler and Keynes," the Japanese author, Mr. Tomohiro Takeda, concluded that Both Kayenes and Hitler tried to correct negative sides of Judaistic features in modern economy. It could be undestood, since Judaistic features in modern thoughts about money resulted in capitalism and Marxism.

SECTION II: The Vatican, America, and Japan

In the book "Hitler and Keynes," the Japanese author, Mr. Tomohiro Takeda, concluded that Both Keynes and Hitler tried to correct negative sides of Judaistic features in modern economy. It could be understood, since Judaistic features in modern thoughts about money resulted in capitalism and Marxism.

Yet, another figure behind the scene is the Vatican. It could be also understood, since Christian features in traditional thoughts about money were betrayed and discarded by capitalists and Marxists.

How could the Vatican carry such a shame of failure in the world and history? So, Hitler attacked the Soviet Union.

Yet, Americans attacked Nazi Germany, since the Empire of Japan attacked the United Sates as the U.S. had supported Chinese attacks on the Imperial troops legally stationed around Shanghai in 1930's.

Truly, how could the Samurai Empire carry such a shame of failure in the world and history? So, the Imperial Navy attacked the Pearl Harbor (with a fleet consisting of 20 Naval ships including six aircraft carriers equipped with 350 fighter planes), instead of withdrawing all the Imperial troops from mainland China succumbing to Roosevelt demanding so...

It is so, since the glory of Japan ranks with historical glory of the Vatican, in my humble view.

Juadists claim 4,000 year history, proudly, since Abraham. The Vatican 2,000 years since St. Peter. Capitalism and Marxism less than 200 years, each, since Rothschild and Marx. But, democratic and free Japan after WWII just 60 years or so. If Japan failed, there would not be many hopes left even in terms of economy and money in the world and history.

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A Chinese blogger wrote that every Chinese is greedy wishing to be a millionaire over a night; but Japanese look almost lacking love of procession to the eye of Chinese.


One of the reasons, he thought, is that Japanese people have already almost everything they need.

But, more importantly, Japanese people are oriented to spiritual matters unlike Chinese.

Yet, he mused, "As Japanese consumers are not so greedy, Japan's economy has been suffering a slump for so long."

Indeed greedy China might be aiming to invade Japan as it is so greedy.

Nonetheless, the more Chinese get involved in the Japanese society, the more they also come to be oriented to spiritual matters. Accordingly, their minds are opened to see reality of China.

This is one truth most of Americans do not realize, since true traditions of Buddhism and Confucianism are still alive in Japan but not in modern China.

Anyway, the summers seems to come around Tokyo. The summer is associated with the sea for most of the Japanese. The sea is the Pacific Ocean for most of the Japanese. So it is no wonder if I am facing the Pacific Ocean tomorrow, though not necessarily to see something blue.


Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Yes, Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!)

Rev 7:15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

Rev 7:16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

Rev 7:17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

Friday, July 16, 2010

"those are they that defile the man"

(A new city center 15 km far)
(A very wide river bed)
(An unbelievably tall tree around Tokyo)

Bad Guys Claiming for Justice in a Party

If a politician never judges himself by applying the same measure and scale of justice he used when blaming others, he cannot be trusted.

However, you cannot see how a politician will behave when he becomes a prime minister or a president until he really assumes office.

It is now one of big issues in Japan.

SECTION I: DPJ, LDP, New Komeito, and Your Party

The July 11's Upper House election in Japan has opened a new epoch in the Japanese political domain.

The shares of votes for the four major parties in the national proportional-representation constituency are as follows:



Your Party...13.59%

New Komeito...13.07%

They togather account for 82.29 % of total votes, though the ruling party DPJ is supported by only 31.56% of 100 million voters in Japan.

As the Your Party was established by ex-LDP lawmaker Mr. Yoshimi Watanabe and New Komeito formed coalition cabinets with the LDP for more than a decade, it is very likely that the new coalition of the LDP, the Your Party, and New Komeito would take over from the current leading party DPJ led by Prime Minister Mr. Naoto Kan.

A big difference between the two camps is their stance to the U.S. and China.

Though there are many pro-Chinese lawmakers in the LDP, the Your Party, and New Komeito, China is not the only major foreign friend to them. They have far longer history in the friendly relationship with the U.S.

In contrast, the three top leaders of the DPJ, P.M. Mr. Naoto Kan, former P.M. Mr. Yukio Hatoyama, and ex-Director General of the party Mr. Ichiro Ozawa, have frequently visited Beijing in these years. They have been apparently targets of a Chinese diplomatic strategy, covert and overt, against Japan. Mr. Kan, Mr. Hatoyama, and Mr. Ozawa seem to like Chinese leaders more than American politicians.

The true reason for the regime change in Japan last year is poor and irresponsible management of pension funds by the LDP that had been in power for half a century since 1950's. This incident indicates how the LDP neglected the poor and the weak, since the failed management of the pension system has affected millions of ordinary and poor Japanese citizens.

However, prosperity of Japan consists in the relationships with the U.S. and China, as every citizen knows through his or her professional life.

As proved in the poor handling of a consumption tax increase by P.M. Mr. Kan, Japanese voters have now come to doubt P.M. Mr. Kan and the DPJ in terms of ability to lead Japan handling untrustworthy China and the selfish U.S.

Yet, as the LDP also announced its own consumption tax increase plan, the LDP cannot be also easily trusted.

Moreover, IMF has recently recommended Japan to raise a consumption tax rate to 15% from 5%. The U.S. might be behind this movement. That may be why Mr. Sadakazu Tanigaki, president of the LDP, launched his proposal of the tax increase, as the LDP is still so close to the U.S.

Anyway, Prime Minister Mr. Naoto Kan must face difficult months ahead, while the DPJ plans to hold a periodic convention this September to authorize continuation of Mr. Kan's leadership or choose another leader who is to replace Mr. Kan as prime minister, too. Yet, Mr. Kan's arch rival, Mr. Ichiro Ozawa, seems to have a less chance to be elected as new leader, since he has various legal problems in political fund handling.

Finally, I still feel anger of the God directed to the Japanese politics.

SECTION II: Keynes and Hitler

John Maynard Keynes defended Germany after WWI which ended in 1918.

He claimed that too heavy demands for wartime reparations to Germany would result in wild inflation in Germany, causing adversary effects on whole Europe.

The Keynes' claim was rejected by European authorities, but his name prevailed.

The key to understanding the situation is that factories and plants within territories of Germany were left safe and undamaged unlike those in France.

Accordingly, recovery of Germany after WWI depended on how to activate industrial operation through monetary policy.

Conquering a hyper inflation, Germany succeeded in their recovery efforts.

The keys are successful issuance of national bonds and realization of the multiple effect.  Incidentally, this recovery is said to be the only case in the history that the multiple effect was truly realized.

There seem to be many valuable lessons in the era of Keynes and Hitler.

It is especially so, since both Keynes and Hitler tackled the unemployment issue. Hitler solved the unemployment in Germany after the World War One, by virtually applying the Keynes' theory.

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Government bonds can be a means to collect money from rich people. This money can be spent for public works targeting poor people and offering jobs to them. This scheme really worked well in Germany after the World War One.

But, consumption tax works as a means to collect money from poor people. This money can be spent for public projects where rich people also invest to get profits. This scheme can result in a widening gap between the rich and the poor.

Note that Japan's economic problem is more complicated, since any measures must be first tested if it is effective to cope with 20-year long deflation caused by a huge influx of cheap Chinese goods and intensified international competition spurred by economic globalization based on the IT revolution.

SECTION III: Hitler and the DPJ

The Democratic Party of Japan took power last summer from the conservative, very pro-American LDP and the Buddhist party New Komeito.

However, the DPJ did not immediately try to promote transfer of wealth from the rich to the poor. Yet, when Hitler took power, he immediately implemented strong measures to impose heavy tax on the rich and decrease the number of the unemployed.

The DPJ decided to provide money for families raising children regardless of an income level of parents. Hitler also provided money for families raising children, but he did it under a condition that parents should be poor to receive allowance.

Like Keynes, Hitler thought the most important mission for a government is to lessen the number of unemployed citizens. It is beyond a tactics level for winning an election.

However, the DPJ supported by various labor unions in Japan looks like being indifferent to a plight jobless people are suffering in the rich society of Japan.

The Unemployment Rate:

JAPAN: 5.08% (2010)
UK: 7.46% (2009)
Germany: 8.62% (2010)
France: 9.39% (2009)
USA: 9.41% (2010)
China: 9.4% (estimated for city workers at the end of 2008)

Finally, the DPJ has no intention to carry out a revolution like Hitler, though Hitler's revolution turned to be so evil as never seen before.

The DPJ lawmakers may think that they are socialistic heroes, which they are not at all. Labor union members who support the DPJ want simply business success of companies where they work.

It is not an unemployment rate but a matter of justice and spirit that must be focused on in Japan unlike Hitler's Germany after WWI.

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This Sunday might be a fine day around Tokyo.

You may even like to go out, indeed, to a place where you can be alone far from the cyber space, since there are so many twittery guys nowadays.

Mar 7:15 There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.

Mar 7:16 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

"strait is the gate, and narrow is the way"

(Hydrangeas in a holy shinto shrine of a rural zone)(a balloon in the holy paddy field)
(a spider wort and holy rice plants)
(Something Blue; Click to enlarge.)

Augmentation or Attenuation?

Jesus Christ did not teach everybody He met.

He apparently chose those He would teach.

Not randomly, He must have also selected His disciples.

Truly, an election is important, for voters have to choose a candidate(s).

But, of one of the worst types might be those ambitious, simply ambitious in politics.

SECTION I: Al Pacino

Yesterday, a cable TV station serving around Tokyo presented an interview program with Alfredo James "Al" Pacino by CBS.

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I sometimes confuse Dustin Hoffman with Al Pacino. But, the former cannot play a Mafia member. Yet, I sometimes confuse Dustin Hoffman with Al Pacino.

Indeed, Godfather and All the President's Men were two big hits of an era for each, even in Japan decades ago.

Dustin Hoffman can access the White House, though Al Pacino might be rejected by the Vatican.

I suppose that a decade ago or so Dustin Hoffman made an appearance on the Larry King Live as I watched it on the PC screen connected to the Internet. It was not Al Pacino, I think now.

By the way, a Japanese female politician happened to claim that she had been once interviewed by Mr. Larry King. Ms. Yuriko Koike, a popular lawmaker (of the LDP presently) since 1992 and former Defence Minister of Japan, recently wrote on Twitter that she had appeared on the Larry King Live show with notable Japanese businessman Mr. Kenichi Omae around 1993.

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Incidentally, I did not know that Al Pacino had been worrying about his unstable position while Godfather was under production. He thought that he could have been fired at any moment if he had made a mistake in the play, though he thought Godfather was a trash. He did not act with confidence at all.

Anyway, Godfather, All the President's Men, and Apocalypse Now must have been very impressive to young people even in Japan in early 1970's, late 1970', and around 1980.

Those young Japanese are now in leading positions of the society, political parties, and the government as veteran players.

SECTION II: Japanese Political Parties at Glance

SECTION III: Consumption Tax Raise or China Handling?

A few weeks before the start of official campaign for the Upper House election this July, P.M. Mr. Naoto Kan suddenly proposed a consumption tax raise.

However, the opposition LDP had already included a consumption tax raise in its campaign pledge.

Of course, there is a big difference between a proposal by a prime minister and a pledge by an opposition party.

What's more, the way P.M. Mr. Kan took up this issue looked somehow unfair, since he had never discussed the issue in sessions of the National Diet. P.M. Mr. Naoto Kan did not show his respect for the National Diet as he closed the Diet session as early as possible without raising the tax increase.

So, this series of incidents concerning the proposal of a consumption tax raise had an influence on credibility of P.M. Mr. Naoto Kan.

But, this is not a decisive factor, since it was just a matter in a few weeks before the election. Prior to the premiership of Mr. Kan, former P.M. Mr. Yukio Hatoyama led the Japanese Government for eight months. If the Hatoyama Cabinet showed a great performance, a few mistakes by new P.M. Mr. Kan must have been overlooked.

For eight months after the regime change last summer, the Japanese voters watched how improperly then P.M. Mr. Hatoyama managed the Japan-U.S. relationship. He was almost insulted in an international conference held in America. He could not do anything with the Toyota's problem in the American market. On the other hand, Mr. Hatoyama did not show any resolute stance against China threatening Japan in terms of security and business relationships. This was the most frequently reported issue by the media to the Japanese audiences.

For months before the resignation of P.M. Mr. Hatoyama, Japanese voters watched how improperly Mr. Hatoyama managed the Japan-U.S. relationship as well as the Japan-China relationship.

And, now his successor first welcomed with a 60% approval rating started to fumble with a stupid tax increase proposal aided by a stupid economist, damaging his credibility, toward the 7-11-2010 election. P.M. Mr. Kan's approval rating is now about 36%.

How can P.M. Mr. Kan manage better the Japan-U.S. relationship as well as the Japan-China relationship, while prosperity of Japanese depends on trade with the U.S. and China but not on change in tax rates? Every company employee in Japan understands that their future will be critically influenced by the U.S. and China in terms of security and economy while China's GDP, accurate or window-dressing, is getting closer to Japan's.

Japanese voters came to think that P.M. Mr. Naoto Kan might lack ability to manage well the Japan-China relationship, since he foolishly proposed the 5% consumption tax increase.

In the 30-8-2009 Lower-House election, the DPJ led by Mr. Hatoyama garnered 29,844,799 votes in proportional-representation constituencies.

The Your Party established by ex-LDP lawmakers won 3,005,199 in the same election.

In the 11-07-2010 Upper-House election, the DPJ garnered 18,450,140 votes in the proportional-representation (national) constituency.

The Your Party established by ex-LDP lawmakers won 7,943,650 in the same election.

The LDP lost 11.4 million votes. The Your party added 4.9 million votes.

So, there are 10 million swing votes in Japan, or 5 million unaffiliated voters who could decide the case.

Indeed, the hegemony over the Government must be taken by lawmakers from bureaucrats. And, the hegemony over national elections must be taken by independent voters from political parties.

This is the first strategy for the revolution to enhance quality of Japan.

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This evening, the sky around the sunset was platinum, silver, then a kind of ghostly pale dark. It was only partly close to an ambiguous red.

Heavy rains are falling in West Japan, taking on a few precious lives and many valuable assets.

But, they say this season will be over next week.

We had better prepare for another season or a new miracle.

By the way, I never think I can be taken into a picture in a manner as I deserve. I am not suitable for a politician and an actor. Anyway, hence, only a few have my pictures, to your surprise in this era of a mobile phone equipped with two cameras.

Mat 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Mat 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Mat 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"He is a good man: others said, Nay"

(An Air Field, Rice Fields, and the Second Wave?; Around Tokyo, photos taken by EEE Reporter)

Without A Dictatorial Leader

The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Japan that had led the nation as the most powerful party till the last summer is now supported by only 24% of voters as proven in this Upper-House election (though winning 51 seats among 121 contested, for surprising success in local election districts).

On the other hand, the Democratic Party of Japan (DJP) that is now leading the nation with Prime Minister Mr. Naoto Kan is supported by only 32% of voters as proven in this Upper-House election (though winning only 44 seats among 121 contested, for big failures in local election districts).

It can be interpreted that 24% of the Japanese enjoy modern capitalism and 32% do not if they accept it, though reality is not so simple.

Anyway, Japanese voters can alternately authorize the LDP and the DPJ in each election.

For your reference, the LDP is said to be close to the U.S. Republican Party, the DPJ to the U.S. Democratic Party.

SECTION I: Truth of the Chinese Bubble

On December 25, 2009, the Bureau of Statistics of the Chinese Government announced, as usual, that the estimated growth of GDP for 2008 would be increased from 9.0% to 9.6%.

This increase is almost equivalent to GDP of Malaysia.

As this sort of frequent GDP-adjustment practice by the Chinese Government suggests, statistical figures made public by China are very untrustworthy.

There are some circumstantial evidences about the deceptive nature of the Chinese economy.

- Export accounts for 40% of China's GDP while 15% for Japan's.

- There is a special tax system in China called the drawback for duties paid on goods exported. The more a Chinese company exports goods, the more it will receive money as a drawback allowance from the Government.

- To get more money from the Government, Chinese exporters must be officially filing their export data with inflated figures of sales. This can inflate China's GDP easily from 9.0% to 9.6%.

Moreover, in order to suppress social instability, the Chinese Government has to keep a high growth rate and a low unemployment rate. Accordingly, banks in China, all under direct control of the Communist Party and the Chinese Government, invest a huge amount of money into public works and new business. However, a large portion of these funds are flowing into the stock market and the real estate market in cities, without raising a salary level and a consumption level of a majority of poor workers, just causing bubbles already locally.

If Chinese farmers and poor workers, whose number can be 800 million, cannot consume enough products, China will face an extremely difficult situation due to excess domestic production and frequently occurring local bubbles, no matter how artfully or boldly they manipulate a GDP figure.

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Nonetheless, China has to continue to exist with its 1300 million population. The solution seems to be steady and moderate growth over decades. While keeping a gap between the rich and the poor smaller, Chinese economy should progress.

Yet, at a certain point a majority of the Chinese people will come to request democracy so as not to be sacrificed by the rich and the Communist Party. It might be accompanied by the burst of a huge bubble. But after that, China will be no more a disturbing factor in the world. They might even start to live humbly in the material term, learning some religious and spiritual value especially from Japan.

So, it is critically important for Japan to develop more its spiritual culture the Chinese people cannot help but respect more than the American material wealth.

For this purpose, the Japanese Government must be constituted by those who love Japanese spiritual traditions as well as poor citizens in the nation.

SECTION II: Composition of Japanese Voters

The number of total ballots cast for the proportional-representation constituency or national constituency is 58,453,437 in this 11-07-2010 Upper-House election.

They are largely grouped into two camps: one led by the ruling DPJ and another led by the opposition LDP.

Voters who support the following parties are characterized by a mind set of being very pro-Chinese, anti-American, anti-nationalism, anti-war, socialistic, radically liberal/progressive, not rich, or poor, or otherwise anti-reformation of the postal service.

Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ): 18,450,140
Communist Party: 3,563,556
Socialist Party: 2,242,735
People's New Party: 1,000,036...with ex-LDP lawmakers

Total: 25,256,467


Voters who support the following parties are characterized by a mind set of being anti-Chinese, very pro-American, conservative, traditional, moderately liberal/progressive, rich, or not poor, or otherwise pro-reformation of the postal service.

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP): 14,071,671
Your Party: 7,943,649...with ex-LDP lawmakers
SPJ (Tachiagare): 1,232,207...with ex-LDP lawmakers
NPR (Kaikaku): 1,172,395...with ex-LDP lawmakers
SJP (Soshin): 493,619...with ex-LDP lawmakers
New Komeito: 7,639,432...under the Sokagakkai Buddhist body

Total: 32,552,973


In summary, the number of socialistic, very pro-Chinese, or anti-postal service privatization voters is about 25 million.

The number of conservative, very pro-American, or pro-postal service privatization voters is about 33 million.

So, pro-American Japanese is 10% more than pro-Chinese Japanese, which can be a decisive factor in a critical election, though in the 30-8-2009 general election the former won as the DPJ garnered 308 Lower-House seats.

It is because most of Japanese non-committed voters who are conservative and pro-American supported the DPJ in the 2009 election as they had found that the LDP Cabinet could not manage well the pension fund system in 2007.

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According to the mainstream Japanese media, the approval rating of Prime Minister Mr. Naoto Kan has fallen to 36%, though it was above 60% a month and half ago.

It is a general public opinion that P.M. Mr. Kan and his DPJ have lost the 11-07-2010 national election conducted on July 11, since the ruling parties, namely the DPJ, the Your Party, and a very minor one, have now only 110 seats in total 242 in the Upper House while 7 seats short of a 2/3 privileged majority in the Lower House.

It is time for Mr. Kan and other leaders of the DPJ to be afraid of the God.

Indeed, it cannot be easy to enhance quality of Japanese politicians enough to lead the U.S. and China. As the first step, they must be humbled.

Anyway, it is better to observe ballot counting objectively outside a TV station or a party headquarters.


But I guess that's just the way...since so many people have left the place...)

Joh 7:12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people.

Joh 7:13 Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.

Joh 7:14 Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.

Joh 7:15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise"

(The election was over...One of the most unnoticeable election billboards around Tokyo...Everybody returned?)

Facing a Different World the World Cannot Yet See

If Mr. Bill Clinton had been replaced before the 1996 Presidential Election, the 9/11-2001 Terror could have been prevented.

If Mr. George W. Bush had been replaced before the 2004 Presidential Election, the 9/15-2008 Lehman Shock could have been avoided.

To avoid another Greece crisis and coming Chinese bubble burst, it would be necessary to change leaders of Germany and China.

So, Japan is now coping with this rapidly changing global situation by appointing a new prime minister as the situation changes in these years.

Japan would even conduct a national election every year, since it has the second largest and advanced economy in the world.

SECTION I: Aftermath of Japan's National Election

Some critics say, "I cannot still find what the agenda for the election was."

Others say, "The point at issue was not a proposal for a 5% tax increase by P.M. Kan, since the opposition LDP has also proposed the similar 5% increase plan."

The decisive factors for the 7-11-2010 election must be as follows:
1. How much better can the Kan Cabinet handle China and the U.S.?

(Local people unlike Tokyo voters are afraid of a random intrusion of Chinese people on their places, though local sight-seeing businesses welcome Chinese visitors nowadays.)

2. How much better can the Kan Cabinet handle the state of national economy?

3. How much better can the Kan Cabinet improve democracy in Japan?

Totally, the ability of P.M. Mr. Naoto Kan and other leaders of the DPJ as a politician became a focal point for Japanese voters when considering whom and what party they would support.

P.M. Mr. Naoto Kan and the DPJ might be led by the nose by sly Chinese leaders.

P.M. Mr. Naoto Kan and the DPJ might make the Japan-U.S. relationship worse.

(The U.S. Marine Corps' relocation issue is yet to be fully fixed for the Okinawa people.)

P.M. Mr. Naoto Kan and the DPJ might not be able to manage national finance and economy.

P.M. Mr. Naoto Kan and the DPJ might neglect rules and justice without complying principles of democracy and traditions of the society.

What summarizes and symbolizes these concerns is the proposal for a 5% consumption tax increase publicly announced by P.M. Kan a few weeks before the start of the official election campaign period.

So, in total, P.M. Mr. Naoto Kan and the DPJ lost the 7-11-2010 Upper-House election.

But, this victory of the former ruling party LDP does not promise their early comeback to power, though the LDP's gaining of 51 seats against DPJ's 44 seats was beyond imagination and forecasts by all the Japanese media.

The question to be considered now is however whether or not Japanese politicians and critics now understand what the agenda for the election was.

SECTION II: Kan or Ozawa?

The most serious concern among the Japanese media is, however, whether or not ex-Director General of the ruling party DPJ Mr. Ichiro Ozawa can replace Mr. Naoato Kan as head of the party and thus prime minister in the coming party convention scheduled in September.

Very veteran lawmaker Mr. Ozawa is now in a complicated situation. He has been accused of illegal handling of huge political funds. In several weeks, it is expected that the Committees for the Inquest of Prosecution will decide on whether he shall be officially prosecuted or not.

Put simply, Mr. Ozawa is less suitable for the Japanese prime minister than Mr. Kan is.

Yet, without his support, it is apparent, Mr. Kan cannot sufficiently unify and manage the party and its members. It is so, since the Democratic Party of Japan is full of the amateur class of just ambitious politicians. If the Liberal Democratic Party is a Major League Baseball team, the DPJ is one of the AAA class, in terms of a level of quality and performance.

So, it looks like logical to think that the Kan Cabinet getting less popular continues with help from Mr. Ozawa, a Lower-House member since 1969, for several months to get the 2011 budget package passed in next March or so.

And then, opposition parties led by the LDP will start to press P.M. Mr. Kan so hard, requesting dissolution of the House of Representatives or the Lower House and implementation of a general election.

If an approval rating for P.M. Mr. Kan should be too low at the time, somebody except Mr. Ozawa might replace Mr. Kan and enter the election. In this case, Japan has a national election next year, too. And, a new prime minister will attend the next G8, representing Japan.

Yet, it is still unknown if Mr. Sadakazu Tanigaki, the incumbent president of the LDP, will attend the G8 Summit of 2011 as new Japanese prime minister.

It depends on how much ability Mr. Tanigaki, a veteran Lower-House member since 1983, will prove and demonstrate in these months.

Nonetheless, the whole proceeding in the coming period of time largely rests on elite bureaucrats in Tokyo, though they are also influenced by business leaders and top executives of economic organizations of Japan who get big profits from the American market and the Asian market (including China) as well as the domestic one.


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Early this morning I heard a heavy voice saying, "The Birth Day!"

Yes, I have my own birth day, like Jesus Christ and all the other persons.

Yet, the spirit did not make it clear whose birth day it is.

Jesus Christ was born in December according to the Vatican, but scientifically it is believed that he was born in early spring.

Maybe the world is going to be ended on a birthday of somebody.

But what should I do? Everyday can be a birthday of somebody. So, what should I do? Indeed, there is only one or two birthdays that might matter.

Accordingly, a big thing might not occur in the world until December 25 or so.

When was Mother Mary born? September 8?

Luk 7:12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.

Luk 7:13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.

Luk 7:14 And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.

Monday, July 12, 2010

"and made them white in the blood of the Lamb"

(Mission Completed, July 11, 2010, around Tokyo)

Luxury of Japan

It is wrong to have one citizen of a nation occupy the seat of the president or the prime minister for more than one year.

It is against the Christian teaching that everybody is equal before the God.

How evil it is that most of countries in the world, contaminated by false Christianity, allow their presidents and prime ministers to monopolize the highest seat in the nation for more than one year without yearly check.

But, Japan is different.

Japan is the most advanced nation in this context. Japan does not need to ask its prime minister to continue his duty for more than one year, in principle.

Change is the key essence of democracy. Only Japan has capacity and luxury needed for a nation to fulfill this condition.

Of course, if a prime minister or a president is extremely excellent and righteous, he may continue his duty for two or more years through an yearly check even if in Japan.

SECTION I: War, Love, and Election

The results of the 22nd Ordinary Upper House election of Japan have surprised the Japanese people themselves.

Probably, Washington and Beijing must be surprised, too.

Note that Japan's ruling party DPJ is very pro-Chinese, while the major opposition LDP is very pro-American.

Hence, even elite bureaucrats in Tokyo were so much surprised that the conservative LDP alone could defeat the socialistic DPJ.

Subsection I-1: Forecasts vs. Results

The Asahi Shimbun's Forecasts vs. Actual Votes Obtained:

Contested Total: 121

DPJ...49...44...(a ruling party)
New Komeito...8...9
Communist Party...4...3
New People's Party...1...0...(a ruling party)
NPR (Kaikaku)...1...1
SPJ (Tachiagare)...1...1
Your Party...11...10
HRP (Kohuku)...0...0
Other Parties...0...0

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 44 - 63 Previous LDP Camp

Or, Progressive 44 - 63 Conservative

(If divided like in the last era of Mr. Koizumi,
DPJ + New People's Party 44 - 72 LDP + New Komeito,
which is a clear victory for the pro-American LDP camp.
Japanese voters have shown their concern about a diplomatic stance of the ruling DPJ.)

However, in reality, it has been confirmed that the DPJ led by P.M. Mr. Kan, though just with 44 winners, is the relative leading party in the House of Councilors (the Upper House or "Sangi-in" in Japanese). Hence, Prime Minister Mr. Naoto Kan is going to 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.

Subsection I-2: Total Upper House Division

As this election was for the half of 242 seats in the Upper House, the resultant division of the house is as follows:


The Ruling Camp: 110
(Democratic Party of Japan,
People's New Party, etc.)

Liberal Democratic Party: 84
New Komeito: 19
Your Party: 11
NPR (Kaikaku): 2
SPJ (Tachiagare): 3

Communist Party: 6

SDP: 4

HRP (Kohuku):1
Other Parties:0
Independent: 2

As it was 7-11-2010 election, the ruling camp settled with a total of 110 seats in the Upper House of the National Diet of Japan.

(If divided like in the last era of Mr. Koizumi,
DPJ + New People's Party, etc. 110 - 119 LDP + New Komeito,
which is a clear victory for the pro-American LDP camp.

However, note that these 119 seats are still short of the majority 122 by 3, if the former LDP + New Komeito camp had the 2/3 majority in the Lower House like the situation after the 9-11-2005 Lower-House election.

In the present Lower House [total 480 seats]:
The DPJ Camp: 311
The former LDP Camp: 126

In summary, Prime Minister Mr. Naoto Kan of the DPJ has to concede in the Upper House, even if trying to push his policy forcibly in the Lower House.

This is a clear victory for the Japanese democracy and the Japanese people.)

Subsection I-3: Heroes of 7-11-2010

Many LDP Lower-House lawmakers who had been elected in the 9-11-2005 general election owing to then P.M. Mr. Koizumi's aid lost their seats in the last year's semi-revolutionary election conducted on August 30, giving 308 seats to the DPJ led by Mr. Yukio Hatoyama.

Some of them made an entry in this Upper-House election for their coming back to national politics.

Accordingly, Ms. Kuniko Inoguchi (the LDP), Mr. Jiro Ono (the Your Party), Ms. Satsuki Katayama (the LDP), and Ms. Yukari Sato (the LDP) have recovered their seats.

As they are all elite experts in politics or economics or ex-elite bureaucrats, deliberation and discussions in the Japanese parliament will be raised the level of.

However, the shadow of Mr. Junichiro Koizumi, now retired from the National Diet, does not look like so prevailing, though his son Mr. Shinjiro Koizumi, a Lower-House maker in his late 20's, has made a great appealing on the media.

Noe that Japan has modern systems and traditional systems very efficient for counting votes, so that ballots by 104 million voters (with a turn out of 57.92%) could be swiftly checked and counted almost within 5 hours after the poll closing.

Ballot total in the proportional-representation (national) district:
DPJ - 18,450,140
People's New Party - 1,000,036

(Subtotal: about 19,450,000)

LDP - 14,071,671
New Komeito - 7,639,432
Your Party - 7,943,650
NPR (Kaikaku) - 1,172,395
SPJ (Tachiagare) - 1,232,207

(Subtotal: about 32,960,000)

SDP - 2,242,736
Communist Party - 3,563,557

Finally, 20 million Japanese support the very pro-Chinese Kan Cabinet, while 33 million Japanese want a very pro-American government in Japan.

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Silver works against bacterium, though it is yet to scientifically fully explain why it does.

Platinum works against cancer, though it is yet to scientifically fully explain why it does.

Historically Japan produced a large quantity of silver (Gin in Japanese).

Japan produces only a minimal amount of platinum (Hakkin [white gold] in Japanese) in the form of platinum dust or alluvial platinum in sands.

So, it might be better to have silver and platinum than gold only.

It might be ideal structure of the Japanese political community.



If somebody tries to take my place, let's pretend...)

Rev 7:12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

Rev 7:13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

Rev 7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.