Saturday, November 06, 2010

"the wicked shall fall"

What a wonderful...
Unmanned traffic system I am in, though...(Did you say, "Go, Go?")

Saturday for Marching of Justice
(allez, allez, samedi!)

It is absurd that an economic system hinders a person from gaining access to foods and goods needed for his living.

Mankind as a whole has a huge capability to produce foods and goods in an amount needed to satisfy all the members.

However, you need money to access foods and goods. So, money is a problem but not production capability for mankind.

Due to software called an economic system, mankind cannot enjoy foods and goods that can be abundantly produced through hardware he has invented.

So, we need superior software called religion to control an economic system.

This is my basic idea.

SECTION I: American Employment for 2012 Election

(Unit: 1000 persons)

Nobody showed their appreciation and gratitude to the U.K., Japan, Germany, France, Switzerland, and the Netherlands in the 2010 Midterm Election in America.

So, that result was produced through hard decision by American voters, including a key and swing group consisting of ordinary/poor European Americans who eventually opted for free economy, though not necessary market economy.

This is a warning to President Mr. Barack Obama, the Israel lobby, and the New York Times.

Anyway, the U.S. is the No.1 target for Japanese overseas direct investment. Japan infused 20.4 trillion yen or $255 billion to America as foreign direct investment (FDI).

Japan is the No.2 FDI provider to America in terms of an amount, taking a share of 11.4%.

Japan is the No.2 employer of American workers. Japanese businesses or affiliated companies employ 665,200 workers in America.

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Though the Tea Party Movement has succeeded in this Midterm election, the calling "Tea Party" might not sound comfortable to the British.

So, the coming 2012 Presidential Election would be influenced by how much each presidential candidate would show their respect for the U.K., Japan, Germany, France, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, of course, more than for China.

SECTION II: The New York Times & China Never Learn

The New York Times is forced to write, though quoting another news agency's report, "the Chinese seaman, who was later freed, was at fault."

But, the truth must be more clearly stated: the video footage clearly showed the illegal Chinese fishing boat violently charged two of Japan Coast Guard ships.

The New York Times specifically wrote: As Reuters reported, Japan’s government had "released the video for viewing by a small number of lawmakers but refused to make it public for fear of inflaming anti-Chinese sentiment." The news agency added, the clips "could harden Japanese public opinion against China by appearing to show the Chinese seaman, who was later freed, was at fault."

On Friday, Yoshito Sengoku, Japan’s chief cabinet secretary, told reporters, "If it turns out that a public servant deliberately leaked images, then that is a clear breach of the law."

However, it should clearly state that the video presents evidence that it was Japan's Coast Guard that had been attacked. Otherwise, some readers might suspect that the Japanese Governmernt has tried to hide the video, since there are some scenes showing illegal action on the Japan Coast Guard's side.

As the Japanese Government did not want to have China lose face, P.M. Mr. Naoto Kan and Minister Mr. Sengoku tried to hide the video from the world.

The video clearly showed the illegal Chinese fishing boat violently charged two of Japan Coast Guard ships trying to halt the Chinese ship in an orderly manner.

The goodwill of the Japanese Government to Chinese leaders is sometimes abused by The New York Times, since the pro-China media virtually suggests even in this article that Chinese fishing boats operating around Japan's Senkaku Islands have been always unfairly harassed by Japan Coast Guard ships, by only quoting a Chinese American's (?) remark: "Japanese patrol boats usually chase away Chinese vessels." Why are not Japanese comments about the Senkaku incident on The New York Times? Can a despotic communist government be more trustworthy to The New York Times than the democratic and free state Japan?

In addition, in the second video on the following New York Times Web page, some English translation is not correct, though it seems to have been made by a poster to YouTube:

"It has just collided into the astern of the starboard" should be:

"It just came to collide into the astern of the starboard of our ship."

For your reference, the following is false and malicious illustration of the so called "collision" authorized and made public to the world by the Chinese Government trying to have Japan lose face:

Liars in the Chinese Communist Government can always find friends in The New York Times. This is a lesson we have to learn.

Anyway, truth is:
(The blue ship putting the helm to port is of course the Chinese fishing boat.)

APPENDIX. Historical Analysis on the Senkaku Islands (recap)

(Please set the Encode in Page menu of your browser at Unicode to correctly read Kanji characters used below.)

First of all click the following map (The New York Times should see that Yonakuni Island and the Yaeyama Islands are also part of Okinawa Prefecture as China and Taiwan have never made an objection in the past).

The difficult part to understand is mostly between past China and past Okinawa rather than between present China and present Japan. Specifically, the Senkaku issue rests on relationships between the Ming and later the Ching Dynasties and the Okinawa (Ryukyu) Kingdom which is however now Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

Now, the oldest human bones found in Okinawa Prefecture is of 32,000 years ago and then of 18,000 years ago. The oldest record of people visiting Japan's Imperial Court from Okinawa is of A.D. 714.

More clearly, a group of Japanese people with agriculture skills moved to Okinawa islands from Kyusyo of Japan proper as late as the 10th century. Since then, the Okinawa (Ryukyu) people moved around from the main Okinawa island to Yaeyama Islands including Ishigaki Island, Iriomote Island, and Yonakuni Island. They frequently sailed around the Senkaku Islands partly due to the ocean current flowing north from the Yaeyama Islands. As the above map clearly indicates, the Senkaku Islands are too far for fishermen living coastal ares of mainland China while Taiwan indigenous people had no skills or customs sailing around north on the East China Sea, before modernization.

But, if you have any doubts on Japan's Senkaku, check the related history below presented.

1274: The Yuan Empire of China, a successor of Genghis Khan's Mongolian empire, launches war against Japan, for Japan governed by the Hojyo samurai clan refused to be subject to the Yuan emperor. So, Yuan of Mongolians dispatches 30,000 troops to Japan through the Korean Peninsula; they are however destroyed when landing on northern Kyusyu partly due to a typhoon called "kamikaze" and mostly due to courageous samurais. All the survivors of the Yuan troops fled back to the Chinese Continent over the sea.

1281: The Yuan Empire this time mobilizes 40,000 troops for a route from the Korean Peninsula and 100,000 troops for another route through the East China Sea to northern Kyusyu. They are however destroyed when landing on northern Kyusyu partly due to a typhoon called "kamikaze" and mostly due to courageous samurais. All the survivors of the Yuan troops fled back to the Chinese Continent over the sea.

(Some Chinese today claim that the Yuan Dynasty occupied the Senkaku Islands as its own territory. But, the fact seems only that the Yuan fleets carrying 100,000 troops just sailed over the East China Sea to Kyusyu of Japan. And only a few could sail back after the failure in invading Japan proper or mainland Japan that includes the Kyusyu Island.)

The 14th Century: Japanese pirates called Wakou intensifies their activities attacking coastal areas of China facing the East China Sea.

(Accordingly, for a Chinese Dynasty, it became more important to defend its coastal areas, residents, and subjects living there than to set any ineffective or nominal border on the surface of the East China Sea. So, official maps a Chinese Dynasty would draw should show a defence line rather than a border on the sea.)

1368: The Ming Dynasty is established in China by the Hongwu Emperor.

1372: King of Okinawa (also called Ryukyu) Satto brings a tribute to the Ming empire.

1401: The then samurai king of Japan (shogun) Ashikaga Yoshimitsu also sends an envoy to the Ming Dynasty to establish diplomatic relationships between Japan and Ming for benefits of trade.

1404: The Ming Court acknowledges Yoshimitsu as King of Japan who is allowed to trade with Ming in the form of bringing goods as tribute and receiving gifts in return. (However, the emperor of Japan [called Ten-nou] has nothing to do with this diplomatic relationships. This title of King of Japan is not welcomed by noblemen around the emperor in Kyoto.)

To make clear the difference from the Japanese pirates, Japanese merchants authorized for the trade are obliged to carry a licence plate or a tally stick(called Kangoufu) each.

Till 1640's when Ming is replaced by Ching, Japan sends official envoys for trade total 19 times to Ming.

1404: The Yongle Emperor of Ming authorizes King of Okinawa as his subject to allow trade with Ming.

Till 1866, the Ming and then the Ching Dynasties have sent envoys to Okinawa total 23 times for an Imperial investiture to attest successive Kings of Okinawa.

Till 1879, the Okinawa Kingdom has sent official envoys for trade total 173 times to the Ming and then total 68 times to the Ching.

1405: The Ming Court starts to send a series of seven naval expeditions led by Zheng He (Tei-wa in Japanese) to reach Indochina, Indonesia, India, Iran, the Arabian Peninsula, and Somalia of East Africa. This naval project has continued till 1433. However, this historical voyage is not intended to directly occupy overseas territory but to persuade overseas nations to bring a tribute to the emperor of Ming like in the case of the Kingdom of Okinawa.

1534: An imperial envoy from the Ming called Chin-Kan (so called in Japanese, [陳侃]) writes an official report called Shi-Ryukyu--Roku (in Japanese, [使琉球録]) where he mentions some islands that are identified as part of the Senkaku Islands.

In this report, Chin-Kan describes it was after his ship with that Okinawa people on board (returning to mainland Okinawa) passed an island which was closer to mainland Okinawa than the Senkaku Islands that the Okinawa people showed great relief, as if they had returned to their home territory.

(So, China today claims that Okinawa people did not regard the Senkaku Islands as being within their territory, since Okinawa people did not show great relief when they saw the Senkaku Islands. But, it is a very subjective remark and personal judgment by the envoy Chin-Kan himself.)

1562: An imperial envoy from the Ming called Kaku-Jyo-Rin (in Japanese, [郭汝霖]) also writes a report ([重編使琉球録])and mentions some islands that are identified as part of the Senkaku Islands in his official report. Kaku expresses the Senkaku Islands as a kind of border for the Ming.

(So, China today claims that the Senkaku Islands were regarded as border islands on their side by the Ming Dynasty. However, without officially recognizing the Senkaku Islands as their own, any Ming's envoy would mention the Islands in a report as a place critical to take note of for the defence. Especially, the Ming's defence was not against a subject kingdom of Okinawa but Japanese pirates. What was needed to be described is not a border but a defence line.)

1562: Admiral Hu Zongxian or Ko-Sou-Ken (in Japanese, [胡宗憲]) of the Ming issues a now-famous map called Cyu-Kai-Zu (in Japanese, [籌海図編]) prepared by scholar Tei-Jyaku-So (in Japanese, [鄭若曽]) where a sea area including the Senkaku Islands is specified as a kind of national defence line.
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(So, China today claims that the Senkaku Islands were regarded as border islands on their side by Ming.)

However, in this map, an island, called Kei-Ko-San (in Japanese, [鶏籠山]) then regarded as belonging to Taiwan by the Ming Court in Beijing is also put down.

(Accordingly, Japanese experts claim that this map does not exclusively include islands within the territory of Ming, since Taiwan then did not belong to the Ming empire. Especially, the Ming's defence was not against a subject kingdom of Okinawa but Japanese pirates. What was needed to be described is not a border but a defence line.)

1592 and 1598: The then samurai ruler of Japan Toyotomi Hideyoshi launches war with the Ming (partly because Ming treated Hideyoshi as subject King of Japan and proud Hideyoshi go angry), taking a route to Beijing through the Korean Peninsula, though this campaign with 100,000 and more samurai troops were terminated due to death of Hideyoshi of illness.

The Kingdom Okinawa joined this Hideyoshi's campaign on the logistics side.

1609: Samurai lord Shimazu in southern Kyusyu of Japan proper invaded Okinawa with 3000 samurai troops to establish its occupancy in Okinawa islands. The king of Okinawa however is allowed to survive as a subject to the Shimazu clan who is a subject of the samurai king (shogun) Tokugawa in Edo (Tokyo).

Since then, the Kingdom Okinawa was subject to both the Ming Court of China and the Shimazu clan of Japan.

1614: A regional official document of Jyugen (in Japanese, [壽源県志]) prefecture of the Ming is issued but does not include the Senkaku Islands as part of its territory, while Jyugen prefecture could cover the sea area near the Senkaku Islands as its administrative territory.

1644: The Ming Dynasty of the Han Chinese collapsed; the Ching Dynasty of Manchu was established in mainland China. As Manchu is traditionally from Manchuria or currently the north east region of China, the Ching Court in Beijing abolished or changed many Han customs and ways of administration.

1683: The Ching Dynasty officially takes Taiwan into its territory.

1684: The Ching Dynasty releases an official document ([福建通志]) on Fujian Province facing the East China Sea. In this document, the Senkaku Islands are not included in the administrative region of the Fujian Province government.

1717: An official document of Shora (in Japanese, [諸羅県志]) prefecture of Taiwan Province is released to define the north border of Taiwan at the Dai-Kei-Ko-San (in Japanese) Island which is in the south of the Senkaku Islands.

1718: An official document of Neitoku (in Japanese, [寧徳県志]) prefecture of Fujian Province is released but does not include the Senkaku Islands as part of its territory, while Neitoku prefecture could cover the sea area near the Senkaku Islands as its administrative territory.

1765: The Taiwan local government issues an official document called Zokusyudai-Taiwan-Fushi (in Japanese, [続修台湾府志]) where the north border of Taiwan is set at the Dai-Kei-Ko-San (in Japanese, [大鶏籠山]) Island which is in the south of the Senkaku Islands.

1838: The Ching Court issues an official document ([重纂福建通志福建海防全図]) with an attached map named the Fujian Naval Defence General Map in which however the Senkaku Islands are not included.

1840: The Taiwan local government issues an official document called the Taiwan 17 Country Defencce Status ([台湾道姚瑩稟奏台湾十七国設防状]) where the north border of Taiwan is set at the Dai-Kei-Ko-San (in Japanese, [大鶏籠山]) Island which is in the south of the Senkaku Islands.

1868: The Tokugawa samurai regime fell in Japan. Samurais against the Tokugawa clan forms new government with the emperor at the political core of the nation Japan. Accordingly, all the samurai lords and clans in Japan, including Shimazu in southern Kyusyu with Okinawa belongs to the new government in Tokyo.

1871:An water administration agency of the Taiwan local government issues an official document called the Tansuichou-shi (in Japanese, [淡水庁志]) where the north border of the sea territory of Taiwan is set at the Dai-Kei-Ko-San (in Japanese, [大鶏籠山]) Island which is in the south of the Senkaku Islands.

1879: The Empire of Japan changes status of the Kingdom of Okinawa into Okinawa Prefecture of the Empire.

1884: Tatsushiro Koga, a resident in Naha City of Okinawa, explored the Senkau Islands for possible business.

1885: Tatsushiro Koga files an application to the Government in Tokyo for approval of his landing on the Senkaku Islands to cultivate them. The then Okinawa governor also requests the Imperial Government of Japan to declare territorial jurisdiction over the Senkaku Islands. However the Government in Tokyo does not approve it, since it is unclear whether or not the Senkaku Islands does not belong to Ching or any other sovereignty. Yet, the then Interior Ministry in Tokyo rules that the Okinawa governor may set a land mark indicating occupancy of the Empire of Japan in the Senkaku Islands after the prefectural government confirms the state of the Islands as no man's land.

1894: The Japan-Sino War erupts.

1895: On January 14, the Empire of Japan takes the Senkaku Islands into its territory after investigations of the state of the Islands.

Tatsushiro Koga starts his business to build a factory to process fish in the Senkaku Islands. His business continues till 1940 or so with 200 or so empolyees and their families living in the Islands. This is the first record of residence and business performed on the Senkaku Islands in the known history of Japan, China, and Taiwan.

1895: The Japan-Sino War ends with victory of the Empire of Japan. The Empire and the Ching Dynasty concludes the Treaty of Shimonoseki on April 17. Taiwan is transferred to the Empire, according to the Treaty. However, it does not mention the Senkaku Islands (as the Ching Court has already admitted the Islands as Japan's).

1941: The Empire of Japan embarks in a war with the United Sates, which constitutes the Pacific Stage of WWII.

1945: The Empire of Japan surrenders the United Sates who occupies whole Japan, including Okinawa Prefecture and its Senkaku Islands.

1947: The new Constitution of Japan is enforced to replace the Imperial Constitution.

1949: The Chinese Communist Party takes over the Chinese Continent through the Chinese Civil War in 1949 to build the People's Republic of China; accordingly the Chinese Nationalist Party moves to Taiwan to build the Republic of China.

1951: Occupation of Japan by the U.S. ends with conclusion of the Peace Treaty signed in San Francisco. However, Okinawa Prefecture, including its Senkaku Islands, is still kept under administration of the United States.

1953: On January 8, the People's Daily published by the Chinese Communist Party presents documentary material to explain a state of Okinawa and an American policy on Okinawa where the Senkaku Islands are clearly stated as belonging to Okinawa Prefecture.
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1968: A committee for Far-East economy of the United Nations explores the East China Sea to find great reserves of crude oil.

1971: In April, Taiwan starts to claim its territorial jurisdiction on the Senkaku Islands.

In December, China starts to claim its territorial jurisdiction on the Senkaku Islands.

1972: On May 15, the U.S. returns administrative right of Okinawa Prefecture, including the Senkaku Islands, to the Japanese Government in Tokyo.

1972: In September, Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanak visits Beijing to talk with Chinese Premier Chou En-lai and Chairman Mao Zedong to establish diplomatic relationships between the two nations. Japan severs official connections with Taiwan.

However, in their meeting with Kakuei Tanaka, both Chou and Mao avoid discussion on the Senkaku Islands, though Tanaka raises the issue to Chou.

1989: The so-called Tiananmen massacre occurs in Beijing where many students in demonstrations requesting democracy are attacked and arrested by the Chinese military and police.

After this incident, the Chinese Communist Government starts to educate Chinese children and students following an anti-Japanese policy. The Chinese leaders decide to present Japan as an enemy for students to attack. Students with any complaints to the Chinese Communist Party are not allowed to criticize the Party but encouraged to direct their anger to Japan.

2010: In the wake of violation of Japan's territorial water and the Japan-China agreement on fishing around the Senkaku Islands by a Chinese illegal trawler whose skipper is arrested but released by the Japanese Government, the U.S. Government confirms that the Japan-U.S. Security Arrangements apply to the Senkaku Islands.

In summary, no past documents and maps officially published in China in these 500 years do not state that the Senkaku Islands belong to China.

Rather, some such documents clearly exclude the Senkaku Islands from a relevant administrative territory of a publishing local government.

But, from the beginning, a Chinese empire had no clear distinction between administrative areas of the empire and tributary nations and between its defence line and its border. If people who belonged to an empire had lived in a certain place and there had been a need to protect them by force, the place would be regarded as its territory.

In neither this traditional context nor a modern concept, China has never established its territorial jurisdiction on the Senkaku Islands. Therefore, though the Islands are so far from Japan proper, they belong to Japan, since they were a familiar place for Japanese envoys and Okinawa envoys sailing to and back from China passing the Islands far more often than Chinese envoys did since 1372.

Now you know why the Senkaku Islands do not belong to China and Taiwan even when judging based on the Chinese claims. But, how do the Islands belong to Japan?

It is because the Senkaku Islands belong to Okinawa (Ryukyu). There is an island called Ishigaki-jima (the main island of the Yaeyama Islnads) where Okinawa residents or fishermen have lived from ancient days. And, there is a strong ocean stream from Ishigaki-jima Island to the Senkaku Islands. Fishermen in Ishigaki can easily reach around Senkaku to do their business. It is reflected in some old songs or stories of Okinawa.

In addition, the Chinese name of the Senkaku Islands meaning an island to angle for fish is reasonably thought to come after an old calling of the Islands by Okinawa/Ishigaki people. Okinawa people call the main Senkaku Island "Yoko"-jima (meaning a side island), or once called "Tsure"-jima, meaning an accompanying island the sound of which is similar to "tsuri" which is also similar to "tsuru" in Japanese, meaning angling for fish. There is no such material as to more reasonably expalian the origin of the Chinese name of the Islands meaning an island to angle for fish.

Put simply, the Senkaku Islands issue is not the one between Tokyo, the Senkaku Islands, and Shanghai but between the Yaeyama Islands, the Senkaku Islands, and Beijing. Check the map again!

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Recently I have a feeling that the God is angry.

The God can measure a ratio of good behaviors and bad behaviors of mankind as a whole.

If the ratio between good behaviors and bad behaviors among mankind on the earth is 1% to 99%, it is the end of the world.

If it is 49% to 51%, mankind is still destined for collapse as a whole.

If it is 50% to 50%, mankind can survive for a while.

If you think you are the last person that can keep the level at 50% or might reduce it to less than 50% at a certain moment, you will behave very carefully watching every step.

Indeed, 2000 years ago, owing to Christ Jesus, the level of mankind wsa raised above 50%. Today, if the Pope and other religious professionals cannot fulfill this requirement, who should be in charge and involved in it?

This is my basic idea.

I will be busy tomorrow.

And, do you know Osaka is the worst prefecture in Japan in terms of a possibility of being involved in a murder case which is 0.791 men per 100,000 population? And, Okinawa is the second worst being 0.771. So, I will fly to neither Osaka nor Okinawa tomorrow, since Tokyo and Yokohama are on the alert due to the APEC summit meeting scheduled between November 13 and 14 in addition to the leak of the Senkaku videos.



Just as it was in 1958...since I do not play the guitar.)

Pro 11:4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.

Pro 11:5 The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

Pro 11:6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.

Pro 11:7 When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.

Friday, November 05, 2010

"because of his importunity"

This is...
Tokyo Bay so well defended...(Above photos taken by the EEE Reporter; Click to enlarge.)

Blood-Tingling Friday
(sang-picotements vendredi)

The year 1826 was the hottest year in the 300 years between 1676 and 1976.

But, in 1829, it was cold in the summer, and Lake Bodensee of Switzerland was frozen over in the winter. The next time when this lake iced over was in 1963.

This cold weather continued in Europe till 1850.

And, the summer of 2010 was the hottest in the past decades as felt so in Tokyo and Moscow.

We had better respect the past record about weather trends.

SECTION I: Senkaku Attack Video

I strongly recommend staff members of The New York Times to check the following video footage that clearly shows aggressive attacks by a Chinese fishing boat against Japan Coast Guard ships off the Senkaku Islands, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

(A Japan Coast Gurad officer checks the time of the attack with his wrist watch...)

The Second & Major Attack:

The First Attack:

NHK Reporting:

Note that these video records were made public against the will and a policy of the Kan Cabinet of Japan, one after another from 9 p.m. of Thursday, Japan Time.

Note also that it is without doubt that video pictures were taken by Japan Coast Guard staff.

It is important to realize that Japan Coast Guard ships, equipped with some heavy machine guns, never used fire arms to suppress and halt the illegal and violent Chinese fishing boat that physically damaged the two of Japan Coast Guard ships.

Now, the New York Times should recall that China's Xinhua News Agency called the incident "mock" collision on its Web site after its diplomat stationed in Tokyo met the skipper of the fishing boat under detention:
Japan tows Chinese boat for mock collision, China opposes 2010-09-12 17:10:21

The New York Times should at least hire staff members who have experienced lies and fallacy the former Soviet Union, East Germany, and other socialist autocratic states made against the U.S. and West Germany before the fall of the USSR till 1991.

SECTION II: Japan's/Okinawa's Senkaku Islands (recap)

Some people in the world, including Americans, Chinese, Taiwanese, South/North Koreans, Russians, South East Asians, and Japanese nowadays seem to come to realize that the Senkaku Islands belong to Japan.

So, let's enjoy the confirmation!

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As a special point to notice, the Beijing City Authority published a map indicating the Senkaku Islands as part of Japan in 1960. But, today, some Chinese are searching for this map to destroy it.

Some Chinese frequently visit book towns in Tokyo, looking for this map. Whenever they find it in an antiquarian bookshop, they buy it no matter how high the price tag is. They look like working under instruction of the Chinese Communist Government.

The portion of the map indicating the Senkaku Islands as part of Japan is as follows:

Japanese government — assert the foundation for Japan's territorial dominion over the Senkaku Islands!

Chairman, TEIKEI Inc.

...To begin with, both China and Taiwan have acknowledged the fact that the Senkaku Islands are Japanese territory. Under international law regarding "uninhabited remote territories" (the granting of dominion to countries with exclusive possession of lands that have no occupants), a cabinet decision on Jan. 14, 1895, assigned the five islands — including Uotsuri Jima — and three reefs that make up the Senkaku Islands to the prefecture of Okinawa as a result of a ten-year investigation there. Maps of every nation, and text books in China, acknowledged publicly that they were Japanese territory...

Instead of using the Chinese name of the island, Diaoyu Dao (釣魚島), the name is printed in the original Japanese as Uotsuri Jima (魚釣島). A line is drawn between Yonaguni Island and Taiwan in accordance with UN Convention on the Law of the Sea....

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Note: Diaoyu Dao (釣魚島) is pronounced as "Cho-gyo Tou (jima)" in Japanese.

Check past postings of EEE-Reporter for more discussions based on historic facts.

SECTION III: Wall Street Jounal Voting on Senkaku

The number of WSJ viewers who support Japan on the Senkaku issue is 15933, or 89.3%.

The number of WSJ viewers who support China on the Senkaku issue is 1910, or 10.7%.

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But, this site for the poll looks like having a trouble now.

SECTION IV: Counterfeiting China

I cannot believe that The New York Times did not first doubt China when hearing their claim on the Senkaku Island, while so many American consumers and businesses are suffering counterfeits made in China.

The Chinese make these goods, copying a major brand. But instead of putting their own label or logo on any given product, they put the brand's logo on the product to try to fool consumers into thinking that the company behind the brand, and not the Chinese copyist, made it. They often succeed. China is the worst country in the world in terms of counterfeiting, according to the International Intellectual Property Alliance, with Russia, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, South Korea, Canada, India, Taiwan, and Portugal following in order. China not only is the worst country in the world, it appears to make far more counterfeits than all the other countries in the world combined. China is the source of about 80 percent of all counterfeit goods seized at U.S. ports by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency. Entire factories, even entire towns in China, have been built specifically to produce counterfeit goods.

According to Dan Chow, a law professor at Ohio State University who specializes in Chinese counterfeiting and who was quoted in a CBS News story, "We have never seen a problem of this size and magnitude in world history. There's more counterfeiting going on in China now than we've ever seen anywhere. We know that 15 to 20 percent of all goods in China are counterfeit." According to attorney Harley Lewin, who has been going after counterfeiters from China for more than 20 years and who was quoted in the same CBS News story, "[Chinese counterfeiting] is the most profitable criminal venture, as far as I know, on Earth."

China has a big problem with counterfeiting of its own currency, paper money as well as coins, according to counterfeit expert Robert Matthews. The Chinese police periodically seize fake large quantities of Chinese notes and coins.

China also has a big problem with the faking of its own past. Chinese antiquities shops and markets consist almost entirely of fakes, as reported in an article at the China Daily Web site. Professor Yang Jingrong stated that 95 percent of all antiquities sold in China are modern forgeries. Chinese antiquities shopkeepers for the most part appear to knowingly sell fakes as authentic under the subterfuge that it's the buyer's responsibility to determine authenticity.

The New York Times should doubt China when the despotic state claims that Nobe Peace Prize winner Mr. Liu Xiaobo is a criminal in Beijing.

2010 Special 301 Report
April 30, 2010
Prepared by the Office of the United States Trade Representative

...The share of IPR-infringing product seizures at the U.S. border that were of Chinese origin was 79 percent in 2009, a small decrease from 81 percent in 2008.

The U.S. copyright industries report severe losses due to piracy in China. Trade in pirated optical discs continues to thrive, supplied by both licensed and unlicensed factories as well as by smugglers. These pirated optical discs are exported to markets across the region, impacting legitimate sales outside of China as well. Small retail shops continue to be the major commercial outlets for pirated movies and music. The theft of software, books and journals also remain key concerns. Business software theft by enterprises is particularly troubling as it not only results in lost revenues to software companies but also lowers the business costs of offending enterprises, and may give these firms an unfair advantage against their law-abiding competitors.

The New York Times should doubt China as much as U.S. Government officials.

"Cracking Down on Counterfeit Goods": Toyota Corporation’s Policy for the Chinese Market

By Han Jingyi, China IP,[Unfair Competition

...Toyota Corporation is not very clear about the general situation of the counterfeiting market in China. Therefore it can't make an accurate calculation of the amount of losses each year. But Mr. Hiroshi Kamo has an estimated value: 20-30 billion Japanese yen, calculated by the amount of counterfeit goods impounded in China by Toyota Corporation times the sum of Toyota Corporation's authentic goods. The result is at least 2 billion Japanese yen.

The conservative estimate shows that the amount of counterfeit goods presently detected by Toyota Corporation is possibly one-tenth of the total amount of counterfeit goods. Thus, a calculation of 10 times 2 billion Japanese yen, equals losses of 20-30 billion yen. Particularly, this amount does not include losses resulted from counterfeit goods exported from China to overseas countries. "Once the calculating factors are changed, the result will be quite different. If the Chinese government institutes a hard-core crackdown, more counterfeit goods will be confiscated. And accordingly, our losses will increase", said Mr. Hiroshi Kamo.

Even in 2005, Japan's Patent Office estimated that the damages Japanese business suffered by counterfeit goods made in China was about 9.3 trillion yen or $110 billion. The Chinese Communist Government itself admitted that the size of the Chinese counterfeit business was 3 trillion yen or $27 billion.


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It is still often said that if mankind should go to ruin, say, due to thermal nuclear warfare, insects would occupy the world.

But, if insects and other arthropods should collapse totally, mankind would perish within a few months, as with other mammals, birds, and reptiles, followed by angiosperms, since plants live by insects and other arthropod, according to a biological theory.

What I want to say is even a climate change or global warming might be caused by a state of insects and other arthropods as well as plants.

Indeed, man cannot live by bread alone, as most of Japanese know this holy teaching.

Now, is this enough for you today, ami, amico, amica, or φιλη?

Luk 11:5 And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;

Luk 11:6 For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?

Luk 11:7 And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.

Luk 11:8 I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

"but for the glory of God"

No one...
Minds you...
But you may contact staff by intercom...

New Thursday
(nouveau jeudi)

The river Nile froze twice in recorded history, in 829 and 1010.

It was an era of invasion of Italy, France, the Byzantine Empire, etc. by Vikings, Magyars, and so on.

It should be also noted that before WWI and WWII, the global temperature suddenly dropped.

The global warming will not probably trigger a great world-class war, since northern countries will have more farm lands. But, global cooling is more dangerous, though empirically.

And, of course, without power of Christianity and the Bible, Western Europe would not have been able to survive the period over 829 and 1010, since even the Nile was frozen.

SECTION I: Midterm Situations

1) In my rough estimation, African Americans account for 13% and Hispanic Americans account for 15% of the whole Americans. With 5% Asian Americans, the non-"white" minorities account for one third or 33% of the U.S. population. So, probably European Americans still account for 60% of the entire American citizens. Accordingly, it is no wonder that African-American President Mr. Barack Obama loses some or large part of his support base as time goes by. The fact that Mr. Obama was elected as U.S. President in 2008 is the more meaningful historic fact than whatever possible incidents to come in future that might deny his policy, idea, or style.

2) "There was zero net job creation in the first decade of the new millennium, compared to healthy job growth in each of the previous six decades. Job growth: percent change in payroll employment."

It is not only a structural problem but also a historical problem that American workers are facing. What they need is a paradigm change of a scale that can be seen only once in a century. They might need a more drastic president than Mr. Barack Obama is.

3) Once Former Japanese Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama had an animation set up at the entrance to his home page on the Web. In this introductory animation, Mr. Hatoyama was depicted as a hero riding on a white horse running in the sky and coming down to save helpless people who eventually saw him off flying far after saving them. Some Japanese newspaper today reads that President Mr. Obama entered a castle riding on a white horse like a great prince but soon fell down onto the ground. I suppose there are two persons looking alike. But, in most of such cases, they can be very different persons to each. Their stories are yet to be completed, though both played a role of a revolutionary politician in each country through big elections.

4) Incumbent Foreign Minister Mr. Seiji Maehara is now in a very difficult situation his predecessor Mr. Katsuya Okada did not experience. As P.M. Mr. Naoto Kan has no intention to risk his political life and status by directly dealing with diplomatic matters for himself, Foreign Minister Mr. Maehara has to take up China, Russia, and the U.S. on his own initiative. As a hawk politician in the leftist regime, Mr. Maehara is basically in a difficult position, though he has been backed by Chief Cabinet Secretary Mr. Yoshito Sengoku, an ex-member of now-extinct Socialist Party of Japan. Mr. Maehara, a relatively young politician, is under fire from pro-Ozawa members of the DPJ and pro-Ozawa/pro-China critics; yet some LDP (the largest opposition party) members look like understanding him more than his nominal friends in the DPJ camp.

By the way, why are Democrats so strong in California where European Americans account for 40% and Asian Americans account for 13% among its population?

SECTION II: Tokyo, America, and China

If you have ever worked in a big city, you know you can catch a sign of a boom or a recession by looking up to windows of office buildings nearby. A trend of the U.S. office vacancy rate really tells what has happened in these two decades in America.

It is interesting to confirm that the IT boom at the peak around 2000 really surpassed the sub prime mortgage-backed housing boom at the peak around 2007.

Reis: U.S. Office Vacancy Rate at 17 year high
by CalculatedRisk on 7/06/2010 08:23:00 AM

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The Chinese Communist Government two years ago invested so much money, reportedly $1.1 trillion, into the domestic market to boost GDP, namely economy. The result is 80 million vacant rooms in condominiums for residential use. The vacancy rate of newly built condominiums in Beijing has reached 65%.

By staff reporter Xu Ming 08.26.2010 18:46

Beijing District Releases Official Housing Vacancy Rates

...Beijing's largest district Chaoyang has issued figures showing that a total of 1.33 million square meters of residential space are vacant. Over half of the space has been empty for at least three years.

Among the empty residences, villas and luxury apartments totaled 521,000 square meters, accounting for 39.2 percent of the total and 54.9 percent of homes have remained empty for over three years. Ordinary flats accounted for 18 percent of the empty residential space, according to the report.

...Xie estimated that the vacancy rate for the China's private, commercial housing stock is between 25 and 30 percent, at least double compared to normal market conditions. Xie said the value of the inventory held by speculators probably accounts for around 15 percent of GDP.

According to the Chaoyang district report, from January to July, property investment in the district reached 44.63 billion yuan, up 17 percent year on year. During that period, commercial housing sales totaled 1.45 million square meters, down 57.4 percent year on year.


Roughly speaking, the vacancy rate in American cities is twice higher than Tokyo's.

Roughly speaking, the vacancy rate in Chinese cities is twice higher than American cities'.

So, China would like to bash America who would like to bash Tokyo.

Anyway, the myth of GDP might come to an end, since China has abused the relationship between GDP and construction of tall buildings, no matter how high their vacancy rates are.

Anyway, without the advanced information technology, China could not have spurred expansion of its industry and financial sector around 2000. And, unregulated construction of condominiums, houses, and commercial buildings is eventually going to take on China, too.

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The river Nile froze twice in recorded history, in 829 and 1010.

And, around 1658, the earth experienced the Little Ice Age.

So, around 2020, the earth might experience a kind of little ice age.

This is the most important thing I have learnt today.

What about you? The same?

In addition, 2200 B.C. a certain northern volcano erupted in a scale beyond estimation, resulting in a subsequent 278-year dry period in southwest Asia, especially around Mesopotamia. It continued until the rain fall pattern in the region was restored to normalcy in 1900 B.C. But, Abraham must have already left a peripheral region of Ur, heading for the place his God pointed to.

This is the thing I have learnt today as the God so wished.


Once some young Japanese had a flight to America after learning English hard in Japan.

But, in America, they sometimes found that their English was not so useful, since Americans in Los Angeles or New York did not speak like an American English teacher in Japan. Some of them got sick to return to Japan. But, nowadays, such a case is rarely heard.

One of related factors is, of course, globalization of economy. Economic globalization and English is one of issues that cannot be neglected by Japanese. But, what about Americans: the issue of economic globalization and English? Do they learn Japanese or Chinese, or French or Latin?)

Joh 11:3 Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.

Joh 11:4 When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

"say ye that the Lord hath need of him"

Wednesday Analysis
(d'alerte mercredi)

If one dollar personal gain/loss is at stake, you will surely almost perfectly observe laws, social moral, and religious teaching.

If ten thousand dollar personal gain/loss is at stake, you will surely almost perfectly observe laws and social moral.

If one million dollar personal gain/loss is at stake, you will surely almost perfectly observe laws.

As one million dollar and more personal gain/loss is at stake, they will surely almost perfectly not observe laws, social moral, and religious teaching.

If you think life in observing laws, social moral, and religious teaching is more important than life for earning one million dollar and more, you will surely try to elect by ballot someone that has the same belief.

In conclusion, it is you that are responsible for the outcome of the 2010 Midterm Election.

SECTION I: American Election in 2010

A Chinese(?) reporter for Fortune wrote that China is great, China is respected, China is helpful, and China bashing is an act of fools.

But, most of American voters do not think so, since they have Japan as a contrast example. Or otherwise, they think that China is in fact a too low-tier manufacturer with only a merit of scale, while India is deploying more sophisticated business.

Parsing the short-sighted, China-bashing midterm ads

Posted by Nin-Hai Tseng, reporter
October 29, 2010 12:38 pm

...The study also found that 58% of respondents felt the U.S. is not the strongest economy in the world, while 36% think that China holds that title.

...Since 2000, when China was required to significantly reduce trade barriers, American-made goods sold to the country have surged 330%, while exports to the rest of the world rose only 29%. The remarkable increase is partly due to the fact there was so little U.S. exports to China prior.

Still, China remains the third-largest export market for American-made products. In 2009, the U.S. exported $69.6 billion worth of goods to China, chiefly in computers and electronics. This is behind Canada ($204.7 billion) and Mexico ($129 billion), according to the U.S.-China Business Council, a nonprofit comprised of about 220 American companies that do business with the country.

Also, during the 2009 global economic recession, U.S. exports to China stayed roughly the same from 2008 levels. Exports to the rest of the world fell by about 19% during the same period, according to the Council, which based its analysis in a 2009 report on U.S. government trade statistics.

... As the China bashing continues on the campaign trail, Fortune takes a look at targeted states of anti-China ads highlighted recently in The New York Times.

...And during the economic recession when Ohio exports to the rest of the world dropped by 26% between 2008 and 2009, sales to China actually rose 3%, according to the Council.

...True, California's unemployment rate of 12.4% in September is higher than the national rate of 9.6%.

What's not mentioned in the ad is that California remains the largest exporter of goods and commodities to China, followed by Washington, Texas, Louisiana and Oregon, according to the U.S.-China Business Council. In 2009, California sold $9.7 billion worth of goods to China, mostly computers and electronics.

...It's true the U.S. imports from China way more than it sell to the country. But it's hard to ignore that while still relatively small Colorado and Pennsylvania see China as a key export market. Between 2000 and 2009, exports in Pennsylvania to China rose 458% compared with a 44% rise of exports to the rest of the world during the same period.

It may be shortsighted for politicians to disregard China as a trading partner. Even if only to get elected.


Yes. Japan is a good ally. Just reminds me the pearl harbor attack and the only country that got nuclear bombs. What makes you think that they don't hate us? I thought china is the only country who is willing to sacrifice its environment and resources in order to produce things at low cost and supply the world. All other country would do this. Look at the pollutions and its impacts to Chinese people. Are you willing to reopen all the heavily polluting factories back in the USA?

Posted By DC, USA: October 30, 2010 7:22 pm

I am not sure that this journalist could be objective. She is Chinese so of course she is going to say how good China is for the US. I don't believe any of her lies.

Posted By Alan Smith, Redwood City, CA: October 30, 2010 1:59 am

The truth of the matter with respect to China is very simple. The country can't stand America and would love to see us fall on our face. This is the big difference between China and Japan. WHo would you rahter, as a country, do business with? Someone who cares about you and what you care about, or someone who would just assume stick a knife in your back.

The author of the article is a partison joke. She gives piecemeal examples of states that export to China, but the bottom line is this. The US transfers approx $1T (thats right, $1 Trillion) per year in net wealth to China. As a whole, we import much, much more from China than we export to the country. If it were even, China wouldn't have to cheat and artificially hold the value of its currency down. I say we hit every Chinese product/component with a 30% tarriff. If China wants to retaliate, fine. Pull the plug on their most favored nation trading status and watch their bubble burst. Don't believe this author for a minute. Millions of US jobs are lost to China. Millions.

Posted By Rick, St. Petersburg, FL: October 30, 2010 12:33 am

Americans need to realize that manufacturing jobs that went to China was back in the 80's. Those were factory jobs that required less than a high school degree. Today all our Technology, Account, pharmaceutical jobs are being outsourced to India. That's why 80% of our College graduates are moving back home with mom and dad. Which one do you think will have more impact on Americans?

Posted By D Chicago, IL: October 30, 2010 1:59 am

But, the most significant comment is:

There is no more important economic support of a peaceful 21 st century, than a quantum rise in the standard of living for the average Chinese. Fat people do not push for war. China is to be congratulated for her achievements over the last generation, since Mao's stupidities. However real problems exist, on both sides. The US is ruled by "post industrialist environmentalists" who despise industry and purposefully destroyed our heavy manufacturing. Since we need the products, we now buy them from China. China is still ruled by war lords, by the gun. Until her people are truly free, she will always be shackled, and in turmoil. Tuesday, we will throw out our bad leaders; China must do the same.

Posted By R. L. Hails Sr. P. E. SS Maryland: November 1, 2010 8:49 am

Yes, some rich Americans "despise industry and purposefully destroyed our heavy manufacturing."

But, rich Chinese have their own China in China. Rich Chinese who "despise industry" would still have poor Chinese in rural and farming areas to be engaged in manufacturing goods for rich Chinese and Americans as well as Japanese at low labor costs.

In this context, more reasonable than China bashing is the bashing of rich Americans who "despise industry and purposefully destroyed our heavy manufacturing."

Yet, more and more rich Chinese and elites in China have come to send their sons and daughters to the U.S. to study, take up jobs, marry, get citizenship, and have a baby with American nationality. When the time has come that no China bashing is allowed in America, everybody will longingly recall the 2010 midterm election.

SECTION II: Review of Yen and Yuan Appreciation

The fact is that the Japanese yen gets higher against the U.S. dollar, but the Chinese Yuan maintains its weak position against the U.S. dollar.

(Original source: FRB)
The pale blue curve is for value of yen per dollar, as measured along with the right vertical axis. Also take note of a note in the figure pointing to the Lehman Shock that happened on September 15, 2008.

The red curve is for value of yuan per dollar, as measured along with the left vertical axis.

If the U.S. dollar gets weaker, each curve will swing upward.

So, in the wake of the Lehman Shock, China clearly changed its policy. It stopped free fluctuation of the exchange rate between their currency yuan and the U.S. dollar; the Obama Administration could not work on to have it taken back.

So, who are behind the Obama Administration that allows China since 2009 to set the yuan value at a lower level than it should be? Who are behind the Obama Administration without a care for poor and ordinary Americans? Who are behind the Obama Administration without worrying about a rise of irresponsible China?

So, who were behind the W.Bush/Clinton Administrations that allowed China since 1992 to set the yuan value at a lower level than it should have been? Who were behind the W.Bush/Clinton Administrations without a care for poor and ordinary Americans? Who were behind W.Bush/Clinton Administrations without worrying about a rise of irresponsible China?

SECTION III: What is Crystal-Clear

The U.S. financial sector centering around Wall Street, the high-tech industry, multinational large-scale enterprises, and major investors do not mind fall of American manufacturing companies, which helps economic growth of China who in return financially or economically help the U.S. financial sector centering around Wall Street, the high-tech industry, multinational large-scale enterprises, and major investors.

As one example, let's confirm how the American financial sector has established their influence on Washington D.C.:

Too Big for Us to Fail

We need counterweights not just to Wall Street's toxic products but to its malign influence.

Simon Johnson and James Kwak | April 26, 2010

...The growth of the megabanks, the rapid spread of financial "innovation," the excessive risk-taking of the past decade, and the financial crisis were not purely economic phenomena. They had deeply political roots, in the deregulatory philosophy of the Reagan Revolution and the ideology of finance spawned by free-market economists. And the big profits on Wall Street were made possible in the halls of power in Washington.

...The failure was that Wall Street was able to gain sufficient influence in Washington to win favorable policies from Congress, regulators, and both Democratic and Republican administrations. The banks earned their political power the old-fashioned way, through campaign contributions and lobbying expenditures; the financial sector was the primary source of campaign money for the past two decades, and its contributions grew disproportionately rapidly over the period. More important, the popularization and spread of the ideology of finance meant that politicians and government officials increasingly came to sincerely believe that what was good for Wall Street was good for America.

...At the same time, lobbying by the financial sector has reached record levels. According to data collected by the Center for Responsive Politics, the finance, insurance, and real-estate sector spent over $463 million on lobbying in 2009, the most ever. (The banking and securities industries were responsible for $144 million of that total, also a record.) Even Citigroup spent over $5 million on lobbying -- although the government was its largest shareholder.

In sum, though the financial crisis hurt the megabanks' profits (for a quarter or two, at least), it did nothing to weaken their political power. If anything, increased concentration only increased the stature and influence of the survivors, and the Supreme Court's 2009 decision in Citizens United put politicians on notice that corporate influence over politics is likely only to grow.

So, Mr. Clinton and Mr. George. W. Bush must have thought that what is good for China is good for Wall Street; what is good for Wall Street is good for arrogant, rich, and succesful Americans.

As I wrote several days ago, FRB has supplied a huge amount of money to the market so as to restore a level of assets American households have to the one before the Lehman Shock. And, those households that have any large amount of financial assets are of those working in or related to U.S. financial sector centering around Wall Street, high-tech industry, multinational large-scale enterprises, and major investors.

So, as the Obama Administration cannot function well to restore situations of households of ordinary/poor American workers, they have to expect the U.S. financial sector centering around Wall Street, the high-tech industry, multinational large-scale enterprises, and major investors to expand economy, invigorate economic activities, and promote innovation in America, which might expand a chance of employment for ordinary/poor American workers.

In recap, players in order of a scale of profits in the current regime are as follows:

1) China

2) Financial sector centering around Wall Street, high-tech industry, multinational large-scale enterprises, and major investors

3) American politicians

4) Ordinary/poor American workers and voters

What lacks here is a hero and a saint to save America and the world.

In the coming 2012 Presidential Election, American voters must carefully elect a new president who thinks what is good for arrogant, rich, and successful Americans is not good for ordinary/poor Americans.

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As for Japan, in terms of economic policy, only two agendas are at stake.

1) A 4% annual growth in economy

2) Government note introduction into government budget

Other issues are all minor and derivative ones.

Japanese voters have to elect politicians who will try to address this challenge by sacrificing their own 1 dollar, ten thousand dollars, one million dollars and more.


Now let's think about why Christ Jesus used a colt only for the occasion of entering Jerusalem. Was it because the owner of the animal had been a bad guy? Was it an arranged sign for somebody waiting for timing for a certain action? Was it to fulfill an old prophecy?

I think it is for his word: a lamp must be put on a candle stand.

Then, even Judas would realize that the lamp was to face the strong wind, no matter how courageous it was.

In addition, Christ Jesus must have been surely elected to the presidency of Israel, if an election had been conducted at the time, since He was in a kind of campaign car...


This Japanese song is titled a Metropolis.

It implies that there are many pooy young people in a big city, dreaming of their impossible success...while neglecting the poorer, the weaker, and the more foolish...

Even such people raised their eyes to see who Barack Obama was in 2008...)

Mar 11:3 And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither.

Mar 11:4 And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him.

Mar 11:5 And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt?

Mar 11:6 And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

"commanding his twelve disciples" - Battle of Mukden & Kurile

There in the middle of Tokyo...
have been many universities...
around the station with a unique name...Thus Ochanomizu was once so appealing to young Japanese...wasn't it? A Russian church is also near here, teaching French, too?

Inattentive Tuesday

(par inadvertance mardi)

[Updated on Nov. 28, 2011]

After the midterm election, President Mr. Barack Obama will come to Japan for the APEC meeting.

One young female European-American in Alaska said, as televised in Japan, "It will take more time for President Obama to carry out reformation."

One late middle-aged male European-American in Alaska said, as televised in Japan, "We will drive Obama out of the White House in a lawful manner."

It depends on the state of unemployment which is linked with the American policy on Japan and China, since Japanese businesses in America contribute so much to employment in America.

After fulfilling his presidency, which will President Mr. Barack Obama like to more cooperate with: Japan or China? That is a true question for America, the President, and voters including those in Alaska.

SECTION I: Battle of Mukden (1905) - "Houten Kaisen"

In February 1905, the last major land battle of the Japanese-Russo War was fought by 250,000 troops of the Empire of Japan and by 370,000 troops of the Russian Empire, at Shenyang (Mukden) on the front plain to Manchuria, now the northeast region of China, which resulted in a hard won victory for Japanese.

(Click to enlarge.)

The significance of this battle is purely psychological but on a global scale. Tsushima Strait (*Naval Battle of Tsushima) was more one-sided but Mukden sent the original shockwave of a large European nation being defeated by a small Asian nation.

This battle is called "Houten Kaisen" in Japanese, since kaisen means a decisive all-out battle in Japanese. (Today's Shenyang was called Mukden then, namely Houten in Japanese.)

It should be also noted that the Empire of Japan already had occupancy in Taiwan through the Japan-Sino War in 1895 and the entire Kurile Islands through the Treaty of Saint Petersburg of 1875.

(Click to enlarge.)

Two months after the Battle of Mukden, the historical naval engagement was carried out at the Tsushima Strait between the Japan Islands and the Korean Peninsula, resulting in an overwhelming victory of the Imperial Navy of Japan led by Mikasa, its flag ship. But, at the time, the Russian Empire had already restored and strengthened through the Trans-Siberian Railroad its military presence again in northern Manchuria with one million troops which were expected to overwhelm 300,000 troops of the Empire of Japan occupying southern Manchuria. Yet, the resounding defeat in the Sea of Japan forced the Russian Empire to give up a further large-scale encounter with the Imperial Army of Japan on the vast plain of Manchuria.

(Red: Ground battle; Blue: Naval battle in the Japanese-Russo War, 1904-1905)

Conversely, no matter how overwhelmingly the Imperial Navy defeated the Russian fleet in the Sea of Japan, the Russian Army with one million troops would have directly occupied whole Manchuria, the northern Chinese plain, and the northern Korean Peninsula, if the Imperial Army had lost the great battle at Mukden in 1905.

In the case, the Ching Dynasty would have moved its capital from Beijing to Nanjing, ceding the territory north of Beijing to the Russian Empire; the Kingdom of Korea would have become a tributary nation to the Russian Empire or part of it; the Russian troops would have further advanced south to the shore on the Korean Strait facing Kyusyu of Japan proper. Subsequently, the U.K., France, Germany, and the U.S. would have followed suit in colonizing any possible part of China. Koreans would have been forced to learn Russian. Japanese would have had to take further decades to rebuild its military to fully protect its territory, including the northern Kuril Islands.

The point at issue is that China and South/North Koreas today do not look like understanding and admitting the significance of the Battle of Mukden where 16,553 Japanese soldiers were killed to defend the Far East from the Imperial Russia who had to have however 8,705 troops killed and 21,791 generals, officers, and soldiers captured alive by the Imperial Army of Japan.

South Korea should respect Japan today more by leaving the Take-shima Island and using the term of "the Sea of Japan" when calling the sea. China should respect Japan today more by refraining from raising any border issue against Japan.

SECTION II: Kurile (Chishima) Islands

One big territorial issue for Japan was caused by illegal invasion by Soviet Union troops of the Kurile Islands after the surrender of the Imperial Military of Japan to the Allies on August 15, 1945, which put an end to WWII for the Empire.

The Kurile Islands are called Chi-shima-Rettou in Japanese, since they look like thousand (chi) islands (shima/rettou).


The Treaty of Shimoda of 1855 was signed between the Russian Vice-Admiral Euphimy Vasil'evich Putiatin and Toshiakira Kawaji of Japan in the city of Shimoda, Izu Province, Japan, on February 7, 1855. It marked the start of official relations between Russia and Japan. 
The Russo-Japanese border in the Kurile Islands was drawn between Etorofu and Uruppu. Everything north of this line was Russian, and everything south was Japanese (Etorofu, Kunashir, Shikotan and the Habomais). 
Both parties also agreed to consider Sakhalin subject to both Russian and Japanese influence. Russia would therefore destroy its military base in Ootomari in the south of Sakhalin.
The Treaty of Saint Petersburg (***, Karafuto-Chishima Kōkan Jōyaku) was signed on 7 May 1875 between the Empire of Japan and Empire of Russia. Its terms stipulated that Japan give claims to Sakhalin island in exchange for undisputed sovereignty of all the Kuril islands up to the Kamchatka peninsula. 
[En échange de la cession à la Russie des droits sur l'île de Sakhaline, énoncée dans l'Article premier, Sa Majesté l'Empereur de toutes les Russies, pour Elle et Ses héritiers, cède à Sa Majesté l'Empereur du Japon le groupe des Îles dites Kouriles qu'Elle possède actuellement avec tous les droits de souveraineté découlant de cette possession, en sorte que désormais ledit groupe des Kouriles appartiendra à l'Empire du Japon. Ce groupe comprend les dix-huit îles ci-dessous nommées : 1) Choumchou・・・***・・・ 18) Ouroup, en sorte que la frontière entre les Empires de Russie et du Japon dans ces parages passera par le détroit qui se trouve entre le cap Lopatka de la péninsule de Kamtchatka et l' île de Choumchou]
The Treaty of Portsmouth formally ended the 1904-1905 Russo-Japanese War. It was signed on 5 September 1905[1] after negotiations at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine (but named after nearby Portsmouth, New Hampshire) in the United States. 
Despite Japan's demands for the entirety of Sakhalin and a war indemnity, and Russia's outright refusal, peace was attained through the actions of Roosevelt. Russia, under the guidance of Witte, had been unwilling to give concessions in the name of peace and took advantage of Japan's need to end the war and thus Japan's willingness to compromise.[4] Roosevelt first proposed that a neutral committee propose concessions that Russia would cede to Japan, but after the idea's rejection, Roosevelt convinced Japan to lay down its demand for an indemnity and accept the southern half of Sakhalin rather than the island as a whole
The Kuril Islands (***) or Kurile Islands in Russia's Sakhalin Oblast region, is a volcanic archipelago that stretches approximately 1,300 km (810 mi) northeast from Hokkaido, Japan, to Kamchatka, Russia, separating the Sea of Okhotsk from the North Pacific Ocean. There are 56 islands and many more minor rocks... 
All of the islands are under Russian jurisdiction, but Japan claims the four southernmost as part of its territory, which has led to the ongoing Kuril Islands dispute. 
In August 18–31, Soviet forces invaded the North and South Kurils. The entire Japanese civilian population of roughly 17,000 was expelled until 1946. 
Between August 24 and September 4, 1945, the Eleventh Air Force of the United States Army Air Force sent two B-24s on reconnaissance missions over North Kuril Islands with intention to take photos of the Soviet occupation in the area. Soviet fighters intercepted and forced them away, a foretaste of the Cold war that lay ahead. 
Today, roughly 16,800 people (ethnic Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians, Tatars, Nivkhs, Oroch, and Ainu) inhabit the Kuril Islands. About half of the population lives below the poverty line.[4] Fishing is the primary occupation. The islands have strategic and economic value, in terms of fisheries and also mineral deposits of pyrite, sulfur, and various polymetallic ores.
The San Francisco Peace Treaty between the Allied Powers[1] and Japan from 1951 states that Japan must give up all claims to the Kuril islands,[2] but it also does not recognize the Soviet Union's sovereignty over the Kuril Islands.[3] Russia maintains that the Soviet Union's sovereignty over the islands was recognized following agreements at the end of the Second World War.[4][5] However, Japan has disputed this claim. The disputed islands are:
Iturup (Etorofu Island)
Kunashir (Kunashiri Island)
Shikotan (Shikotan Island)
Habomai rocks (Habomai Islands)

(Click to enlarge, though the 1945 line does not mean a border between Japan and Russia at all.)
The US Senate Resolution of April 28, 1952, ratifying of the San Francisco Treaty, explicitly stated that the USSR had no title to the Kurils,[15] the resolution stating:
As part of such advice and consent the Senate states that nothing the treaty [San Francisco Peace Treaty] contains is deemed to diminish or prejudice, in favor of the Soviet Union, the right, title, and interest of Japan, or the Allied Powers as defined in said treaty, in and to South Sakhalin and its adjacent islands, the Kurile Islands, the Habomai Islands, the Island of Shikotan, or any other territory, rights, or interests possessed by Japan on December 7, 1941, or to confer any right, title, or benefit therein or thereto on the Soviet Union. 
The USA maintains that until a peace treaty between Japan and Russia is concluded, the disputed Northern Territories remain Japanese territory under Russian military occupation via General Order No. 1.[7]

Accordingly, as with Japan, the U.S. Government (and even China) never admits occupancy by Russia of Etorofu Island, Kunashiri Island, Shikotan Island, and Habomai Islands.

One Italian resercher discussed the matter uniquely with a focus on the cultural difference between Japanese and Russians:
"...However, it is my opinion that this territorial dispute, which is not, as I have shown, merely territorial, would be difficult to resolve because of the cultural implications that affect any economic and political effort to resolve it."
Anyway, the matter can be clearly defined with authentic material.

But, remnants of the Evil Empire of the Soviet Union, USSR, must immediately return the four islands to Japan: Etorofu, Kunashiri, Shikotan, and Habomai.

SECTION III: Japanese Prisoners of War in the Soviet Union

It began with Russian military attacks on the Empire of Japan on August 9, 1945, a week before the surrender of the Empire to the Allies, namely the U.S.


At the Tehran Conference (November 1943), Stalin agreed that the Soviet Union would enter the war against Japan once Nazi Germany was defeated. At the Yalta Conference (February 1945), Stalin agreed to Allied pleas to enter World War II's Pacific Theater within three months of the end of the war in Europe. The invasion began on August 9, 1945, precisely three months after the German surrender on May 8 (May 9, 0:43 Moscow time).

After the defeat of the Kwantung Army in Manchuria, Japanese POWs were sent from Manchuria, North Korea, South Sakhalin and Kuril Islands to Primorski Krai, Khabarovsk Krai, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Kazakhstan (South Kazakhstan Province and Zhambyl Province), Buryat-Mongol ASSR, and Uzbek SSR. In 1946, 49 labor camps for Japanese POWs under the management of GUPVI housed about 500,000 persons. In addition there were two camps for those convicted of various crimes. 
Those remaining after 1950 were detained having been convicted of various crimes. The release of these persons continued from 1953 under various amnesties, and the last major group of 1025 Japanese POWs was released on December 23, 1956.[4]

In the above description, the word "crimes" must not be used.

Anyway, to compensate for their illegal treatment of 500,000 Japanese soldiers as well, Russia must immediately return all the four islands to Japan: Etorofu, Kunashiri, Shikotan, and Habomai.

SECTION IV: Japanese Postage Stamps Featuring Etorofu, Kunashiri, Shikotan, and Habomai

After the end of WWII, no fire exchanges or military clash occurred between Japan and Russia/USSR around the Kurile Islands. However, many Japanese fishermen were attacked by Russian border guards who fired at non-armed Japanese fishermen some of whom were actually killed.

Anyway, the Japanese Government is very cautious even in issuing a postage stamp symbolizing the so called northern territories.


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A regime change can decrease the number of crimes in the society.

In America, the number of heinous crimes has been decreasing since 2007 when the Obama boom started.

In Japan, before the 2009 regime change, a big case of murder by a young man using knives were reported without interruption or once several months. But, after the DPJ took power through the 30-8-2009 general election, no former vice ministers were killed; no indiscriminate murders occurred in Akihabara, an amusement center, or train stations around Tokyo.

If another regime change should occur in both Japan and the U.S., the society and civil life in both the countries might become more peaceful.

Both the unemployment rate and the crime rate should be taken into consideration in any national election.

Mat 11:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.

Mat 11:2 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,

Mat 11:3 And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?