Saturday, November 13, 2010

"the third woe cometh quickly" - Senkakus, Nanjing 1937, and China

Tokyo Bay Area

Saturday like Aristocratic Romans 
(Pourpre Samedi)

Senkakus, Nanjing 1937, and China 


 Please refer to my posting about the historical analysis on the Senkaku Islands in the following page dated on October 24, 2010:


In Japan even a TV journalist taking part in a Saturday afternoon information/entertainment show picks up the Senkaku issue, saying, "Japan's territory is shrinking!"

As Prime Minister Mr. Naoto Kan promised secretly to China not to make the Senkaku video publicly open, Japan's honor is yet to be fully recovered. Even if it is a strategy of P.M. Mr. Kan to save face of China, the Japanese people want justice more than an appeasement policy on malicious despotic state China.

SECTION I: Why China Looks Honest to American Media Elites

First of all, look at the map below that shows China's plan to expand its naval deployment and establish hegemony in the West Pacific region.

(Click to enlarge.)

China has declared officially that it will have its naval fleets deployed from the west of Hawaii to the north of Australia, suppressing South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

Yet, as I introduced yesterday, the following is the pledge and the promise China made when Japan and China concluded "Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People's Republic of China." Based on this treaty, Japan started lucrative provision of great financial and technological aid to China:

Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People's Republic of China

August 12, 1978

[Article II]
The contracting Parties declare that neither of them should seek hegemony in the Asia-Pacific region or in any other region and that each is opposed to efforts by any other country or group of countries to establish such hegemony.

But, China continued to build large-scale military capability, by increasing its military budget scores of times.

So, all the Japanese know that China is a liar and a betrayer. Whatever China officially announces, the Japanese people first doubt and suspect its truthfulness. The point is how many percentages China embeds truth in its official announcement and data, which is Japanese commonsense. It is also commonsense of Americans doing fair business in China.

But, American media elites lack this ability to doubt and suspect credibility of Chinese announcements and data.

When China first said that Japan Coast Guard ships violently hit a Chinese fishing boat around China's Senkaku Islands, American media elites should have first thought that truth must have been Japan Coast Guard ships were violently hit by a Chinese fishing boat around Japan's Senkaku Islands.

Now, will American media elites attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to be held in Norway?

Anyway, let's confirm the lie the Chinese Communist Government tried to disseminate to the world, while the Japanese Government has refrained from making public the video showing violent actions of the Chinese fishing boat out of regard of honor of China.

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.)

SECTION II: Nanjing 1937 (Illusion that American Journalists are Clever)

The only reasonable conclusion is that it is an illusion that American media elites are clever and smart.

As they are not clever and smart, they cannot see through China's lies.

They first of all stumble in understanding the Japanese-Sino War. They simply believed when China said that 300,000 civilians were killed by mad and bad Japanese soldiers in Nanjing in 1937 without any reasons.

(Check my past posting on Shanghai in 1930's.)

The truth is that 600,000 Chinese troops first coming down from the inland to drive out of Shanghai Europeans, Americans, Japanese, and Chinese insurgents invaded the international city but were contained, stopped, and pushed back by the Imperial troops dispatched urgently from Japan proper and Taiwan. In the subsequent battles over 300 km from Shanghai to Nanjing, the Chinese military lost 300,000 soldiers. Accordingly, Chinese leaders, politicians, and generals all lost face. Then, they started to claim that Japanese Imperial troops killed 300,000 civilians in Nanjing.

(An American young woman who travelled, a few years after the battle, from Shanghai to Nanjing observed countless simple burial mounds that continued without interruption along a railroad line linking the two cities. So many respectable fallen Chinese soldiers were buried over 300 km trails from Shanghai to Nanjing, whose total number is estimated to be 300,000. Chinese soldiers fought bravely but their leaders quickly fled and left Nanjing to disseminate the lies to the world: bad and mad Japanese Imperial troops killed 300,000 civilians in Nanjing without reasons, which is the biggest lie abusing and leveraging 6 million deaths of Judaiats in Europe so as to appeal to Americans.

There were no such troops in the world as would fight against 600,000 enemy soldiers to just kill 300,000 civilians for fun, if they had been 300,000 Nanjing residents.

American media elites should first lean history of East Asia from Japanese, since it is commonsense in China for rulers to change and modify history for their convenience in these 2000 years.)

They most recently stumble in understanding why China will not upvalue its currency yuan as Beijing claims that it will destabilize their economy and politics and millions of Chinese citizens losing jobs would revolt to damage the precious huge market of China. Indeed, in three years, the Japanese yen has been appreciated higher from 120 yen/dollar to 80 yen/dollar, but the Japanese domestic market and society are well in order.

American media elites should listen to Japanese more than Chinese, since there has been no freedom of speech in China but there is in Japan.

Now, will American media elites attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to be held in Norway?

SECTION III: Who Knows Truth of China?

Staff and elites of foreign companies operating in China know truth of China better than The New York Times staff. There are many export/import companies in China that were founded or financed by Japanese, American, EU, Taiwanese, and Korean businesses.

It is so since more than 50% of China's international trade has been carried out by those "Chinese" companies such foreign countries have established in China.

They would rather think that Chinese fishing boats are illegally operating and behaving violently against Japan Coast Guard ships within the sea territory of Japan around the Senkaku Islands than Chinese fishing boats are fairly operating and facing violently attacking Japan Coast Guard ships within the sea territory of China around the Senkaku Islands.

The Senkaku Islands have been under Japan's sovereignty since 1895; some Japanese lived and worked in the Islands till the start of WWII. The Islands are so close to other islands of Okinawa Prefecture. Indeed, Okinawa was once a tributary kingdom to the Ming and Ching Dynasties (as well as a Japanese clan in Japan proper) that never proclaimed their occupancy of the Islands in official documents, while Okinawa people were freely sailing and fishing around the Islands for hundreds of years.

The New York Times however assumes that the Senkaku Islands belong to China, since Tokyo is so far from the East China Sea while Shanghai is on the Sea. But, look at the map carefully, the Islands are 400 Km far from the Chinese Continent while it is within a 100 km range of the main Okinawa sea routes.

It is as if The New York Times were still believing that Judaists were being attacked in Germany today by remnants of Nazis, so that Germany today must not be trusted at all.

(Click to enlarge.)

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Once in India, a young man was searching for a woman who stole something from him.

He happened to meet the Buddha on his way asking around for her.

"The Holiest, didn't you see one woman around here, sir?" asked the young man.

"What will you do with her, if you find her?" asked the Buddha.

"I have to take my treasure back from her, sir" he said.

"Which is more important, find her or find yourself?" said the Buddha.

"It is more important to find myself, sir."

"If so, stay here. I will tell you truth of people, the world, and the universe."

Indeed, if a college or a university today does not teach students truth of people, the world, and the universe, what is it for you?

If so, you have to try to find yourself first; then a holy spirit might guide you to truth.

That is why followers of Christ Jesus hate any academic qualifications and degrees if given by the Vatican...


President Mr. Obama said in Korea that he is delivering hits if not home-runs.

Ichiro Suzuki of the Mariners are expected to send the 4,000th hit in 2013 as a total of his records in Japan and the U.S.

At the time, Ichiro, the Japanese baseball hero, would be at bat 12,000 times in total. Accordingly, he would face total 50,000 pitches delivered by so many pitchers in Japanese leagues and MLB.

On every pitch of 50,000, Ichiro has to concentrate.

If you speak or write 50,000 words, you have to concentrate on each of 50,000.

Then you might become a blessed hero like Ichiro.

[Do not mind much about misspelling, though.])

Rev 11:12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.

Rev 11:13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

Rev 11:14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.

Friday, November 12, 2010

"if haply he might find any thing thereon" - Japan-China Diplomacy darling Tokyo
(Tokyo is the only city today with 40 million residents within its 60 to 100-km radius or 30 million residents in its Metropolitan area, including Chiba, Saitama, and Yokohama.)

Very Important Persons' Friday

(vendredi de personnes très important)

[Updated on December 5, 2011]

+ Please refer to my posting about the historical analysis on the Senkaku Islands in the following page dated on October 24, 2010:

President Mr. Obama said that he would rather take a question from a Korean reporter at the end of his press conference in Seoul while a Chinese reporter stood up to deliver the supposed last question.

But, no Korean reporters stood up, so that the Chinese reporter was allowed to question President Mr. Obama.

"How would you feel as your words are globally interpreted in thousand different ways, President?"

The American President did not look so happy to hear it.

Anyway, President Mr. Obama has come to Japan partly to talk with Prime Minister Mr. Naoto Kan. I hope that both the leaders would question each other based on goodwill.

"How about it: America helps Japan and Japan helps America in thousand non-nonsense fields?"

SECTION I: Basics of Japan-China Diplomacy

I suppose that nobody in The New York Times has ever read Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People's Republic of China signed on August 12, 1978.

It is truly surprising that The New York Times does not know the basic provisions critically related to the authentic world-No.2 economy Japan and the quasi-No.2 economy China.
Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People's Republic of China
August 12, 1978

Japan and the People's Republic of China,
Recalling with satisfaction that since the Government of Japan and the Government of the People's Republic of China issued a Joint Communique in Peking on September 29, 1972, the friendly relations between the two Government and the people's of the two countries have developed greatly on a new basis,  
Confirming that the above-mentioned Joint Communique constitutes the basis of the relations of peace and friendship between the two countries and that the principles enunciated in the Joint Communique should be strictly observed,  
Confirming that the principles of the Charter of the United Nations should be fully respected, Hoping to contribute to peace and stability in Asia and in the world, For the purpose of solidifying and developing the relations of peace and friendship between the two countries, 
Have resolved to conclude a Treaty of Peace and Friendship and for that purpose have appointed as their Plenipotentiaries:

[Article II]
The contracting Parties declare that neither of them should seek hegemony in the Asia-Pacific region or in any other region and that each is opposed to efforts by any other country or group of countries to establish such hegemony.

This is the notable Non-Hegemony provision that binds Japan and China.

Yet, China has not observed this mutually-promised policy since 1980's.

The Chinese Communist Government has betrayed Japanese and Chinese citizens who wish justice, peace and prosperity over the East China Sea.

One of their acts of betrayal is their intensified groundless claim on the Senkaku Islands and accusation against the Imperial military that fought Chinese troops on mainland Chine in late 1930's and early 1940's.

The New York Times should write that China should not seek hegemony in the Asia-Pacific region or in any other region as it promised Japan in 1978.

And note that it is very extraordinary for any two nations in the world to promise each other not only not to seek hegemony between them and over other nations but also not to allow other nations to seek hegemony. But, even for this uniqueness, this treaty must have been studied intently by experts on diplomacy and security in the world for some time.

SECTION II: Japan & America to Apologize Forever?

Mr. Michael J. Sandel of Harvard made a special session at the University of Tokyo in late August 2010.

It was recorded by the NHK TV station to be rebroadcast very late last night or very early this morning.

He was manipulating Japanese elite students so easily pretending as if he were a good man.

He put forward very irresponsible questions he himself did not look like understanding well.

"Does Japan have to always apologize to Asians who suffered military invasion by Japan during WWII?" he asked to hundreds of an audience in a hall of the university.

"Does President Obama have to apologize to the Japanese people who suffered atomic bomb attacks by the U.S. military during WWII?" he asked to hundreds of an audience in a hall of the university.

Mr. Sandel did not try to provide solutions to the above two questions.

He simply presented the two controversial questions well discussed by many people over years for anti-Japanese or anti-American purposes.

Mr. Sandel did not try to present a right way to deal with this kind of historical questions. He just arouse confusion among amateur students to have them respect him only because he openly and boldly issued these questions.

Stop the cheap game, but start to think about a right way to deal with this kind of historical questions. This is my warning to Mr. Sandel.

There are two types of discussions: one based on goodwill and another on malice.

But, Mr. Sandel is engaged in promoting discussions based on anti-Christ irresponsibility. His being in Harvard means that American elites will not be able to prevent another 9/11 Terror and another Lehman Shock. Students of Harvard should read the Bible to understand what is anti-Christ.

At least, Mr.Sandel should start his session by saying, "Though my lectures is useless for preventing another 9/11 Terror and another Lehman Shock..."

So, I will give a session to Harvard students:
"Do Americans have to apologize to people in the world because America could not prevent the occurrence of the 9/11 Terror attack?"

"Does President Bush have to always apologize to people in the world because his administration could not prevent the occurrence of the Lehman Shock and the subsequent financial crisis?"

Yes, the more you are given, the more you are requested of, including apology.

SECTION III: How Cities Are Growing

Ranking of Metropolitan Area Population Growth

#...City...2030 Pop...Growth.....2009 Pop

1 Kabul...8,055,000 ...149%...3,230,000
2 Sana...5,435,000 ...149%...2,185,000
3 Kinshasa...20,715,000 ...143%...8,540,000
4 Luanda...7,820,000 ...132%...3,370,000
5 Addis Abeba...6,805,000 ...123%...3,055,000
6 Nairobi...6,860,000 ...118%...3,145,000
7 Dar es Salaam...6,070,000 ...117%...2,800,000
8 Phoenix--Mesa, AZ...6,710,000 ...88%...3,570,000
9 Lagos...16,695,000 ...82%...9,185,000
10 Khartoum...8,560,000 ...82%...4,710,000
11 Dhaka...18,050,000 ...77%...10,190,000
12 Atlanta, GA...7,935,000 ...76%...4,520,000
13 Kano...5,270,000 ...74%...3,025,000
14 Lahore...12,105,000 ...73%...7,005,000
15 Baghdad...9,825,000 ...72%...5,700,000
16 Abidjan...6,770,000 ...71%...3,955,000
17 Karachi...16,405,000 ...70%...9,665,000
18 Houston...7,680,000 ...67%...4,595,000
19 Dallas-Fort Worth...8,625,000 ...66%...5,185,000
20 Hanoi...5,700,000 ...66%...3,440,000
21 Ho Chi Minh City...11,540,000 ...65%...7,005,000


Can this be good news for people in Afghanistan, Yemen, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, and so on?

Yet, it is interesting that no Chinese cities are expected to further grow rapidly but some American cities are.

Baghdad and Ho Chi Minh City have suffered a kind of American military invasion, but are going to expand economy and business toward 2030.

My advice to you is not to be proud till you have visited all the above 21 cities. Only you had better think that you have really seen the world when you take a cheeseburger in a hamburger shop in Kano, Nigeria.

Those who think that they know the world sometimes try to eat local people alive in their mother country as seen even before the era of globalization of economy.

The more one knows the world, the more he exploits local people. This paradigm must be done away with toward 2030.

So, if those 21 cities look more inviting than Rome, Paris, London, New York, and Las Vegas, you stand a good chance of finding Christ Jesus on some street.

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It is said that domestic dogs, wolves, and even coyotes can interbreed among them to produces biologically viable pups which can also reproduce themselves through mating and breeding.

So, there can be a family with parents of a wolf and a dog with their pup to mate with a coyote to have a grand-pup.

It is also interesting that Coyotes only live in North America. Wolves live all over the the Northern Hemisphere. It is thought that wolves and coyotes were separated one or two million years ago.

Over the 15,000 year span that the dog had been domesticated, it diverged into only a handful of landraces, groups of similar animals whose morphology and behavior have been shaped by environmental factors and functional roles.

... Data suggests that dogs first diverged from wolves in East Asia, and that these domesticated dogs then quickly migrated throughout the world, reaching the North American continent around 8000 B.C.

...If dogs were domesticated, as believed, roughly 15,000 years ago, the event (or events) would have coincided with a large expansion in human territory and the development of agriculture.

The Bible or Gospels do not include stories where dogs or wolves take nice part.

So, the bottom line is that you must feel or see the inside but not an outer shape to judge any living entity.

To exterminate rabies, you have to take on dogs, wolves, and coyotes.

To preserve species, you may take only dogs, wolves, or coyotes with you into another Ark.

Mar 11:12 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:

Mar 11:13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.

Mar 11:14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

"confound the language of all the earth" - November Praises the Year

Not Kobe...
But on Tokyo Bay

November Praises the Year

(louant Novembre)

Please refer to my posting about the historical analysis on the Senkaku Islands in the following page dated on October 24, 2010:

SECTION I: Hero or Criminal? - Japan Coast Guard Man in Self-Defense

The Chinese Communist Government has continued to address its claim or lie to the world that a Chinese fishing boat was violently hit and rammed by two of Japan Coast Guard (JCG) ships around the Senkaku Islands.

But, as a staff member of Japan Coast Guard released the video clip recorded on site over the Internet, truth has been viewed, confirmed, and accepted by the world. It is the Chinese fishing boat that attacked the Japan Coast Guard ships by ramming itself at the Japanese patrol vessels defending the Senkaku Islands, a globally recognized Japanese territory since 1895.

by Miwa Suzuki Miwa Suzuki – Wed Nov 10, 12:42 am ET 
TOKYO (AFP) – A Japan coastguard employee has admitted leaking a video on sharing website YouTube showing a high-seas collision near disputed islands that sparked a row with China, officials said Wednesday. 
The move came after Japanese prosecutors seized user records from the video sharing site owned by search giant Google on Tuesday in a probe into the leak that risked inflaming the already bitter feud between the two nations.

However, the Kan Cabinet is expected to arrest this JCG officer stationed at Kobe.

But, his act of leaking the video contents whose public release is forbidden by the Japanese Government cannot constitute a crime. It is an act of justifiable defence.

Chinese fishermen operating around Japan's Senkaku Islands often attack Japan Coast Guard staff by pelting hard objects or dangerous substances at them on board ships sailing on patrol. When JCG staff get on a Chinese fishing boat for inspection, they have to sometimes literally wrestle with Chinese who try to push Japanese officials down into the sea. What's worse, unlucky Japanese maritime safety officials who fall in the sea are further attacked by Chinese using harpoons upon them. They face a risk of being killed on duty around Japan's Senkaku Islands.

So, Japanese maritime safety officials have to act in self-defense by presenting to the world the truth around the Senkaku Islands.

In addition, as the Kan Cabinet has not tried to tell the world that China is telling a lie about the so-called "collision" around the Senkaku Island, honor of Japan Coast Guard is being damaged. JCG must do something to restore their honor to the world, since JCG is suffering defamation by the Chinese Communist Government. It is so especially because even The New York Times believed so easily the lie by Beijing, while Japan is a close and honest ally of America for half a century.

So, Japanese maritime safety officials have to act in self-defense by presenting to the world the truth around the Senkaku Islands.

In addition, Japan Coast Guard members and their families could have a hard time in the Japanese society, if many Japanese people should believe the lie Beijing is spreading in the world.

So, Japanese maritime safety officials have to act in self-defense by presenting to the world the truth around the Senkaku Islands.

In conclusion, the officially unauthorized presentation of the Senkaku "collision" video to the world by a Japanese maritime safety official is an act in self-defence, though the Kan Cabinet forbids displaying contents of the video except to some parliament members of rank.

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  It is not a Japanese Coast Guard ship rammed and attacked a Chinese fishing boat, but an illegal Chinese fishing boat rammed and attacked a Japanese Coast Guard ship so violently and desperately.)

Check the video:

Refer to

SECTION II: A Russian Battle Ship

The Japanese-Russo War (1904-1905) also became a big factor for the Russian Revolution.

The cruiser Aurora symbolized this historic linkage (though Mikasa of the Imperial Navy of Japan is also to date preserved as a memorial ship).

On 27 and 28 May 1905, Aurora took part in the Battle of Tsushima, along with the rest of the Russian squadron. Under the command of Rear-Admiral Oskar Enkvist Aurora managed to avoid being destroyed unlike the majority of the Russian vessels, and with two other cruisers broke through to neutral Manila, where she was interned.
...At the end of 1916, the ship was moved to Saint Petersburg (later Petrograd) for a major repair. The city was brimming with revolutionary ferment and part of her crew joined the 1917 February Revolution. A revolutionary committee was created on the ship (Aleksandr Belyshev was elected its captain). Most of the crew joined the Bolsheviks, who were preparing for a Communist revolution. 
On 25 October 1917, Aurora refused to carry an order to put to sea, which sparked the October Revolution. At 9.45 p.m. on that date, a blank shot from her forecastle gun signalled the start of the assault on the Winter Palace, which was to be the last episode of the October Revolution.

(Click to enlarge.)

Aurora of the Russian Empire
Commissioned: 29 July 1903
In service: 1903-1957
Length: 126.8 m (416 ft)
Beam: 16.8 m (55 ft)
Speed: 19 knots
Complement: 590
Armament: 8 x 152 mm (6 inch) guns
24 x 75 mm guns
8 x 37 mm guns
3 x torpedo tubes (two underwater)

Mikasa of the Empire of Japan
Commissioned: 1 March 1902
Decommissioned: 20 September 1923
Length: 131.67 metres (432.0 ft)
Beam: 23.23 metres (76.2 ft)
Speed: 18.25 knots (33.8 km/h)
Complement: 860
Armament: 4 × 12-inch (305 mm) 40-calibres guns (originally);
14 × QF 6 inch (152 mm) guns
20 × 3-inch (76 mm) guns


(Click to enlarge; Photo of Mikasa by EEE Reporter)

Now you know, the Empire of Japan really stood against the Russian Empire to stop the latter's ambition to be another Great British Empire around 1900.

Though Mikasa was built in England, the Empire of Japan already started to build war ships in her dockyards. Accordingly, President Theodore Roosevelt said that he did not like to see Imperial fleets getting across the Pacific Ocean to California, after the Japanese-Russo War, though the President was a kind of friend of Japan.

SECTION III: Lenin & Japanese Reporters

Vladimir Lenin met two Japanese journalists, Ryo Nakahira and Katsuji Fuse, in Moscow in June of 1920.

But, Lenin asked the two Japanese about Japan and Japanese more than he answered questions. Lenin had a strong interest in Japan, so that he mentioned often Japan in his writings.

"When was popular education introduced into Japan? At what age do children leave school? Are there illiterates in Japan?" asked Lenin.

"Except minor exceptions, virtually no illiterates in Japan," the Japanese answered.

"What a blessed country Japan is!" shouted Lenin.

"I read that Japanese parents did not hit their children. Is it true? What about physical chastisement in Japanese school?" asked Lenin.

"Except minor exceptions, virtually no hitting children in home and school in Japan," the Japanese answered.

"What a blessed country Japan is!" shouted Lenin.

So, the Japanese intellectual said, "We regard a child as a treasure in Japan."

"Indeed! One of the Soviet revolutionary agenda is a battle against an old custom of inflicting corporal punishment on infants. Even England and France cannot conquer these barbarous behaviors," asserted Lenin.


As with Chairman Mao Tsetung (Zedong) of China, Soviet revolutionary hero Vladimir Lenin respected Japan.

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And now, from the above three pictures, you know why Japan should be more cautious in dealing with Russia than China.

By the way, Maaloula "is the only place where the Western branch of the Aramaic language, the language spoken by Christ, is still spoken. The town is located 56 km to the northeast of Damascus, and built into the rugged mountainside, at an altitude of more than 1500 meters."

Of course, bad guys also spoke Aramaic 2000 years ago. But, it can be your homework in Christmas holidays: Why Christ Jesus speaks Aramaic?

Anyway, I cannot believe that December is three weeks ahead, while the earth was in the outer space to the direction of the Sun of today, though, at the opposite location over the sun just in May.

Truly a man is born and dies on this planet Earth, loved or hated, cherished or ignored, and killing and killed, very euqally.

Believe in the Lord!


Just superb! Everything valuable can transcend time and seasons. Remember this, princess!)

Gen 11:9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

Gen 11:10 These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:

Gen 11:11 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"for to see? A prophet? yea"

Surrendering Wednesday
(La Remise Mercredi)

A middle-aged staff member of Japan Coast Guard stationed at Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, has come to confess that he released over the Internet the controversial video, showing illegal and violent actions of the Chinese fishing boat around the Senkaku Islands, on his own responsibility.

SECTION I: Japan, Russia, The United States

The Japanese-Russo War (1904-1905) was the second most significant event in the 20th century of human history, since the Empire of Japan won the major battles on the land and in the sea against the Russian Empire.

(The first most significant event in the 20th century of human history is the use of nuclear [atomic] bombs by the U.S. on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as you know.)

As a Japanese, I am always, however, amazed at the Siberian Railroad whenever I watch the world map.

The main route of the Trans-Siberian originates in St. Petersburg at Moskovsky Vokzal, runs through Moscow, Chelyabinsk, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, Chita and Khabarovsk to Vladivostok via southern Siberia and was built from 1891 to 1916 under the supervision of government ministers of Russia who were personally appointed by the Tsar Alexander III and by his son, Tsar Nicholas II.

The additional Chinese Eastern Railway was constructed as the Russo-Chinese part of the Trans-Siberian Railway, connecting Russia with China and providing a shorter route to Vladivostok and it was operated by a Russian staff and administration based in Harbin.

Specifically, the line was provisionally completed in 1901 except a segment around Lake Baikal. It was wholly put into service in September 1904 during the Japanese-Russo War.

It is 7,416 km from Chelyabinsk to Vladivostok. In a wider range, it is 9.297 km from Moscow to Vladivostok.

In Japan, the major longest link of railroads on Japan proper (consisting of four major islands) is just 3,374 km from Wakkanai (Hokkaido) to Kagoshima (Kyusyu) even today.

Yet, the amount of railroad materials for the Siberian Railroad is enormous, especially taking into the era of construction, namely around 1900. Production capability of iron by the Russian Empire at the time must have surely far surpassed the Empire of Japan's. But, you cannot stop at railway construction; you need excellent railroad technology to make reasonable use of the line running on the frozen ground of Siberia.

So, the Russian Empire introduced American technology into the Siberian Railroad in addition to receiving funds from France.

The Imperial Army of Japan won the Battle of Mukden (Ho-ten-kaisen in Japanese) in March 1905; the Imperial Navy of Japan won the Battle of Tsushima (Nihon-kai-kaisen in Japanese) in May 1905.

The world got shocked at these news reports from the Far East. Asians, including Turks, Iranians, Arabs, Indians, and Chinese, got shocked at these news reports from the Far East, since a rising Asian country defeated a European major country in all-out modern warfare. A myth that only Christian Europeans/Americans were blessed with modern talent and power was broken. A myth "white" elites had indoctrinated into Asians and Africans for centuries that only Christian Europeans/Americans were blessed with modern talent and power was broken. So, the world got shocked at these news reports from the Far East in 1905.

This shock invoked a drastic paradigm change in minds of Asians, which has eventually led to the rise of China, India, and other G20 non-European/American nations of today.

But, the Russian Empire could still leverage the Siberian Railroad, since it was just completed. After the two fatal losses in Manchuria and the Sea of Japan, Moscow resumed transportation of a huge number of troops, as if having learnt no lessons. In several months, the Russian Empire completed one million troop deployment in north Manchuria.

On the other hand, though the Empire of Japan defeated 370,000 Russian troops in Mukden as well as 50,000 in Port Arthur and 38 Russian naval ships in the Sea of Japan, the Imperial Government depleted war funds and power. It could not be engaged in another major battle against Russian army intensified with one million strong forces, without facing state bankruptcy.

Yet, Russian generals were not in the mood of expecting an easy win; they had no confidence that a possible victory in Manchuria would surely lead to successful occupation of the Korean Peninsula and other border areas inside China and the Empire of Japan without effective fleets in the Far East. So, Moscow accepted U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt as an intermediary, since Tokyo also expected the American Government to act as intermediary.

Accordingly, the Treaty of Portsmouth was concluded in September 1905. The war was over. The victory of the Empire of Japan was fixed in history.

Negotiations lasted through August. Prior to the beginning of negotiations, the Japanese had allegedly made the Taft-Katsura Agreement with the United States in July 1905, agreeing to Japanese control in Korea in return for American dominance in the Philippines. Also, the Japanese agreed with Britain to extend the Anglo-Japanese treaty to cover all of Eastern Asia, in return for Britain also agreeing to Japanese control over Korea.

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 treaty confirmed Japan's emergence as the pre-eminent power in East Asia, and forced Russia to abandon its expansionist policies there, but it was not well received by the Japanese public.

Incidentally, of course, the whole Kurile Islands had nothing to do with this great war. They belonged to the Empire of Japan always.

Yet, a lesson we have to learn is grave. It is so, since one million and more Russian soldiers came from Europe to Manchuria so swiftly through the Siberian Railroad built and operated with help from America, though only America could diplomatically put an end to the Japanese-Russo War in 1905.

Note 1: The then U.S. king of railroad Edward Henry Harriman provided $5 million for Tokyo to finance the Japanese-Russo War; he came to Japan in 1905, in order to join management of the South Manchuria Railway the Empire of Japan established with tracks transferred by the Russian Empire after the War, though he could not eventually due to a strong opposition from a Japanese politician who concluded the Treaty of Portsmouth on behalf of the Imperial Government.

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If you invent a bow and arrow, your ethical level must be enhanced a step higher.

If you invent a gun, your ethical level must be enhanced a step higher.

If you invent a missile, your ethical level must be enhanced a step higher.

If you invent a nuclear weapon, your ethical level must be enhanced a quantum step higher.

Finally, if you invent the Internet, your ethical level must be enhanced a step higher.

Of course, as they invented a superb Japanese sword, samurai's ethical level was enhanced a step higher 1000 years ago.

Anyway, around 1995, when I found that Windows 95 had an Internet browser and the TCP/IP communications function embedded, I realized that the Internet could be a very dangerous tool for bad guys, since they can disseminate publicly any secrets without knowing computer/tele-communications technologies.

Though computers (namely, mainframes) were already powerful tools in the 1987 Black Monday on Wall Street, a PC has became a more powerful tool for personal investors since 1995.

Mr. Bil Gates wrote a book about future around that time, however, without mentioning dangerous aspects of advanced computer technologies.

So, I have never trusted this technology, since I have never trusted software engineers who write codes of computer software or design electronic circuits for computer hardware.

But today, you know, a bad and mad scientist can embed a million poisonous viruses or bactria in a handful of soil. At any time, mankind can face a danger of extinction as species.

Now, it is time to check the Bible for your sake.

Mat 11:8 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.

Mat 11:9 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.

Mat 11:10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

"a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock"

Chinese-Like Tuesday
(Chinois Mardi)

In 1933, Hitler introduced a special measure to help youths get married.

His regime started to lend money equivalent to half-a-year's wages without interest to youths who married anew.

This scheme resulted in a remarkable 20% rise in the number of marriages along with a 20% increase in the birth rate.

The financial source for this scheme is funds obtained from selling public bonds whose amount of issuance was carefully calculated by a genius economist.

So, what is a lesson? Secret support by the Christian Church?

(To make sure, I understand that all of you hate Hitler, which I respect. Let Hitler be judged by the God!)

SECTION I: Census 2010 in China

Historically "India" means a vast area now occupied by India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, even if Sri Lanka is excluded, as the British Empire colonized them all.

In the ancient era, the population size of great India was twice larger than China's, according to a theory. It was around 1600 that China came to have more population than great India's. As of 1950, China had 540 million population while great India 460 million.

China will hit peak with 1.46 billion population in 2030, while great India will continue to expand its population to 2.17 billion around 2050.

But, how can you prove accuracy of these numbers, though the largest scale of a census in human history is now being taken in China?


It is expected that there will be also a huge error in this nationwide counting in China. Probably, a 10% error will be the norm for any statistics in China, especially involving privacy of people, businesses, public servants, the military, and politicians.

October 28, 2010, 11:20AM EST
By Dexter Roberts

A Head Count to Reveal China's Secrets

On Nov. 1, more than 6 million government workers will go door-to-door in China asking residents to fill out census questionnaires. For 10 days they will scour 31 provinces, 330 cities, 2,800 counties, and 680,000 villages to find out the true composition of the 1.3 billion population.

...The most daunting challenge will be getting accurate numbers for migrant workers, the uprooted rural Chinese who move ceaselessly between village and city looking for work. Estimates of the migrant population range from 140 million to well over 200 million.

...Ten years ago the vast majority of Chinese worked for the government, either as civil servants or in one of tens of thousands of state enterprises. Today many more Chinese work in the private sector and are less inclined to open up when Beijing comes knocking. Many fear revealing too much could catch the attention of the tax bureau or the police (underpayment of taxes is common).

...With more Chinese having children in defiance of the one-child rule, the mainland now has perhaps millions of unregistered children, mostly in rural areas. People are loath to own up to the real size of their families, especially when fines for extra children can cost several months of a family's income.

...Foreign investors are also eager to glean insights from the census. With some 13 million new urban residents every year, the census is expected to reveal that close to 45 percent of Chinese live in cities, up from 36 percent in 2000.

SECTION II: India Lobby

India is trying hard to influence U.S. Senators and Congressmen.

Forget the Israel Lobby. The Hill's Next Big Player Is Made in India.By Mira Kamdar
Sunday, September 30, 2007

...The answer is that the India lobby is now officially a powerful presence on the Hill.

...According to a recent MIT study, Lockheed Martin is pushing to land a $4 billion to $9 billion contract for more than 120 fighter planes that India plans to buy. "The bounty is enormous," gushed Somers, the business council's president.

...There are now some 2.2 million Americans of Indian origin -- a number that's growing rapidly.

...Like many politically engaged Indian Americans, Puri has a deep regard for the Israel lobby -- particularly in a country where Jews make up just a small minority of the population. "A lot of Jewish people tell me maybe I was Jewish in my past life," he jokes. The respect runs both ways. The American Jewish Committee, for instance, recently sent letters to members of Congress supporting the U.S.-India nuclear deal.

It is not any secret linkage between modern Judaism and Hinduism but the position against Pakistan that has enhanced mutual trust between Israelis and Indians.

Yet, the modern nation Israel is not an enemy of the rival of India, namely China.

SECTION III: China Lobby

China is trying hard to influence U.S. Senators and Congressmen after its successful efforts on the White House.

China's lobbying efforts yield new influence, openness on Capitol Hill

By John Pomfret
Saturday, January 9, 2010

...For years, as China steadily rose to global economic and political heights, it all but ignored the U.S. Congress, with outreach to American lawmakers left to friends in the business community. But now China has launched a multimillion-dollar lobbying effort so effective that it is challenging the heralded efforts of nemesis Taiwan.

...Zhou Wenzhong, China's avuncular ambassador, has visited about 100 senators and representatives in their districts during his four-year-old tenure in Washington. But he said it wasn't simply lobbying and shoe-leather efforts that have helped China's image in Congress.

...Last year, China opened a $200 million citadel of an embassy overlooking Van Ness Street -- showcasing its rising fortunes and its focus on Washington.

...From 2005 to 2009, China for the first time hosted more U.S. politicians and congressional staff members than Taiwan, according to, a congressional watchdog. China has also tripled the amount it spends on lobbying firms, including such powerhouses as Patton Boggs and Hogan & Hartson, since 2006 -- although it continues to be outspent by Taiwan.

...Faleomavaega partly credited China's improved lobbying for the shift. "Our friendliest allies -- Germany, Great Britain, France and Japan -- know how to work the system," he said. "China is just trying to catch up."

China-gate is now a remote memory since it was 10 years ago that Mr. Bill Clinton left the White House.

Yet, China cannot buy minds of American voters, since most of them are not so liberal or progressive or otherwise anti-Japanese like some staff members of The New York Times.

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According to a theory, the city Ur around which Abraham was born is another Ur situated in north of Mesopotamia or near city Harran which was in the north of today's Baghdad .

Anyway, a question is whether or not it was necessary that the clan of Abraham had lived under the influence of the Sumerian Civilization.

What I think is it is a great insult to the Sumerian Civilization if we neglect its influence on Abraham.

And, there is a kind of crazy theory some Japanese support that ancient Japanese people had a mysterious linkage with ancient Judaists, namely the clan of Abraham, so that ancient Japanese people had a mysterious linkage with Sumerians. Specifically, some argue that when Sumerians disappeared around 2000 B.C. or some Hebrew tribes disappeared around 722 B.C., their descendants secretly travelled to Japan to help ancient Japanese develop great earthenware civilization called Jo-mon.

My standpoint is that Sumerians belong to a certain ancient language group from which various languages today used by Northern Asians, including Japanese, diverged and developed, though ancient Tibetans and Chinese did not belong to the said language group.

In other word, Sumerians had common ancestors with North Asians (including Japanese).

Accordingly, racially genuine Israelis of today are closer to Japanese than to Indians and Chinese.

You may be proud of having a Japanese friend as much as a Judaist friend.

Incidentally, I will not go around Yokohama this weekend, though some business looks like thriving around the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) forum.

The lowest sensible temperature tomorrow in Tokyo might be, reportedly, a freezing point. Bonne nuit!

Rom 11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

Rom 11:9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:

Rom 11:10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.

Monday, November 08, 2010

"not knowing whither he went"

Cash-Cow Monday
(belle lundi)

If you love God, you hate money.

Your success in business must be to show glory of God.

So, Christians often eat a bull or a cow.

SECTION I: 20 American Companies Valued at $100+ Billion

US Company....-.....Total Market Value
1. Exxon Mobil...-...$471 billion
2. Microsoft...-...$249 billion
3. Wal-Mart Stores...-...$231 billion
4. Johnson & Johnson...-...$199 billion
5. P&G.....-...-...$192 billion
6. IBM.....-...-...$192 billion
7. AT&T...-...-...$184 billion
8. Apple..-...-...$174 billion
9. GE.....-...-...-...$192 billion
10. Google...-...-...$166 billion
11. Chevron...-...-...$165 billion
12. Roche...-...-...$160 billion
13. Cisco Systems...-...$151 billion
14. Coca-Cola...-...-...$137 billion
15. Oracle...-...-...$131 billion
16. Intel.....-...-...$127 billion
17. Pfizer.....-...-...$127 billion
18. Hewlett-Packard...-...$123 billion
19. Verizon...-...-...$108 billion
20. Pepsi Co...-...-...$105 billion

(As of August 2009; Figures reconverted to the dollar from yen data at 80 yen/dollar; )

As you suspect, they can lower the American unemployment by half to 5.0%, in my feeling.

But, how many workers in total have they employed in China?

SECTION II: U.S. Liquidation & Contraction of Credit

If a bank lends you $5 million, you can surely put it into the foreign exchange market to take back $5 million plus $400 in a month or so.

If a bank lends you $500 million, you can surely put it into the foreign exchange market to take back $500 million plus $40,000 in a month or so. Over a year, you may earn 480,000 dollars.

What breaks this dream of yours is your lack of credit.

But, as this dream scheme was broken with Lehman Brothers in September 2008, American consumers have lost credit to be in a state of being debt-strapped. When they return all the debts to financial institutes, they might enjoy power of credit again. But, it looks like taking a generation or more.

Props to BR; Bond Bubble; Deleveraging

By Invictus - June 21st, 2010, 10:14AM

...The real problem is that the economy remains mired in a debt-deflationary cycle from which the only way out is through paying down the debt. Nomura chief U.S. economist David Resler says that, even after households paid down debt for the seventh straight quarter in the first quarter, the process still has a long way to go. That, even with a $374 billion reduction in household borrowing from its peak of $13.9 trillion in the second quarter of 2008, with most of the drop coming in mortgage debt.

According to a Japanese female economist, the level of total American private credit will be eventually half of that before 2008.

The total energy American households consume must be also reduced to half.

The total amount of cheeseburgers American households consume must be also reduced to half.

But, can the total American military power be also reduced to half? If so, what will happen? The Great Depression was indeed better than WWI and WWII.

SECTION III: A Taiwanese Comment

So, I tried a search using multi-key words "Senkaku Ming Ching Ryukyu" in Google.

Then I found a site:
Yglesias » The Not-So-Great Game
5 Nov 2010 ... Tell that to the Uighurs, Tibetans, Hui, Min, Manchurians, Mongolians, … .... who was explaining to an AP interviewer why the Senkaku Islands, ... particularly when the kings of the Ryukyus [acceded to the ... So during the process, there were dozens of special envoys sent by the Ming and Ching ...

It argues China's possible ambition for territorial expansion and Russia's complicated worry about it.

Nov 5th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

The Not-So-Great Game

...I suppose this is like how if Communists take over South Vietnam next thing you know they'll be running Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and probably Australia and Japan to boot.

I would say that one of the major lessons of the past fifty years has to be that it's extremely difficult to coercively dominate foreign populations who have nationalist objections to your rule. It's not impossible, but it's damn hard and the government of China would need to be pretty crazy to want to try to govern Kazakhstan. Crazy things do happen—look at Iraq—so I don't think it's totally safe to assume that the Chinese won't ever do anything crazy. But part of the craziness of any course of action along these lines is that Russia would have any number of low-cost ways to make things difficult for China by sending supplies and weapons across the very long and hard to police Kazakh-Russian border...

Much like with the idea that the Taliban somehow poses a threat to Russia, there just seem to be a group of people in the Russian security establishment who really want to be involved in the former Soviet Republics. This desire is leading them to hallucinate a whole host of possible threats...


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I fear that the Russians well understand China, and American liberals don't. I'd like to quote the statement of President Ma Ying-jeou of the ROC on Taiwan, who was explaining to an AP interviewer why the Senkaku Islands, currently part of Japan, should belong to China.

"Well, on the East China Sea, for instance, the Diaoyutai or Senkaku [Islands], they were actually discovered and named by the Chinese more than 600 years ago, and during the process, they were used as navigation aids and that included the sea defense of Ming and Ching dynasties, ironically, against the Japanese. There are many historical records, particularly when the kings of the Ryukyus [acceded to the throne], they actually paid tribute to mainland China, to the Ming and Ching dynasties, for almost 500 years. So during the process, there were dozens of special envoys sent by the Ming and Ching courts to officiate their inauguration, so there were [many] historical records on using those islands."

Ma, who is an ardent right-wing Chinese nationalist ideologue, is one with everyone in the Chinese right on this: he thinks the Senkakus are part of Okinawa and thus belong to China because [drumroll] Okinawa belongs to China. I have got the lecture on Okinawa belonging to China from scores of Chinese right-wingers, and I suspect the feeling must run deep throughout the Han population. A prominent scholar recently published this claim in the Beijing press to official approval.

Just last month China's map service (its answer to GoogleMaps) started showing that Arunuchal Pradesh is part of China, although it is Indian territory. The reason is that it is populated by ethnic Tibetans and since China has conquered Tibet, all ethnic Tibetans are Chinese, everywhere they may be. Think about what kind of mentality could evolve that claim, Matt.

Then start thinking to how this principle might apply to central Asia.

China is in the midst of a long-term project to get post 1911 China identified with the Qing dynasty, actually an empire run by the Manchus which included what had been Ming China plus all or part of many states around it. They base their claim to a number of areas on the fact that they were Qing holdings -- Taiwan is an example of this. This nonsense is as if Ankara were claiming Serbia, Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi on the grounds that they had been part of the Ottoman empire. We would reject that if the Turks did that, but when China does it, we regard it as normal.

In the Chinese mind anybody who at anytime ever paid tribute to the Qing court is a possible victim of the current wave of Chinese expansionism. That would include any number of Khanates in central Asia, which may have sent gifts (tribute!!!). I suggest you dial up maps of the Qing dynasty's holdings through different periods and then use your imagination, Matt. What will the Chinese claim?

This leads me to conclude that it is not that the Russians are paranoid, Matt. Rather, it is that you, like almost all westerners, really do not understand how the Chinese nationalists think, and about what kind of history is being made as we speak.

The Senkaku Issue is not only for Japan's interest but also for interest of the free and democratic world that needs prevent China from violently behaving on the earth with its 1.3 billion population and quasi-world No.2 GDP.

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When I read some about the history of the Sumerian Civilization, I was surprised that there were so many vivid human activities and a variety of civilized work before the era of Abraham.

The history of Sumerians could tarnish glory of Abraham, at least, in terms of history of mankind, since Abraham was not even from ancient Egypt.

I do not think it is very reasonable for any Christians, Judaists, and Muslims to think that Abraham was just a son of the chief of a nomad clan having lived around a great city called Ur situated in the middle of the Sumerian Civilization.

One of the reasons why Christianity, Judaism, and Islam cannot prevail the world as the God wished is that all of the Christians, Judaists, and Muslims think that Abraham was just a son of the chief of a nomad clan having lived around a great city called Ur situated in southern Mesopotamia 4000 years ago, namely 2000 years before the birth of Christ Jesus.

To find any historical and archaeological evidence that links Abraham to Sumerians is one of the most important academic challenges for mankind.

So, I recommend President Mr. Barack Obama to send 1000 researchers to Iraq, since Iraq seems to be from Urq, another key city near Ur in the era.

If you happen to meet the President in Tokyo or Yokohama this weekend, please say so.


A roller skater is not necessary a Chaplin...)

Heb 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

Heb 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

Heb 11:9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

Heb 11:10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

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Biorhythm has come back??

On the Sunday a weak ago, I was on a train rairoad platform in the middle of a higher educational district in Tokyo.

Then, suddenly a platoon of black-headed gulls (Yuri-kamome in Japanese) appeared flying over an open conduit, down below the station, leading to the Bay of Tokyo.

Though I did not go to the Haneda Airport to see its newly opened air terminal, I could confirm Japan Coast Guard ships moored at a quay side on Tokyo Bay.

(By the way, do you know which is a more correct expression, "The Tokyo Bay" or "Tokyo Bay" since the bay is smaller than the Bay of Bengal?

Speaking is convenient, indeed, but writing leaves any trace of mistakes. So, even educated Americans sometimes use only lower-case characters in electronic communications for caution's sake.)

Now, it is around 2 a.m., Monday, Japan Time.

Pope in Barcelona? President in Bombay? EEE-Prophet, where with his face like an old boot?


Sunday, November 07, 2010

Many Respectable Homeless People

Personal garden...ours?(A Holy Public Park around Tokyo)

Many Respectable Homeless People

There are many respectable homeless people in America, but the trend in their number is a little mystery, since it does not look like being under a grave influence of the sub-prime loan-based crimes and the Lehman Shock-triggered financial crisis.

On a single night in January 2009, there were an estimated 643,067 sheltered and unsheltered homeless people nationwide. More than 6 in 10 people who were homeless at a single point-in-time were in emergency shelters or transitional housing programs, while 37 percent were unsheltered on the “street” or in other places not meant for human habitation. The total number of people homeless on a single night has remained fairly stable from year to year, but over time a smaller share of all homeless people is unsheltered, and a larger share is found in emergency shelters or transitional housing. This may in part reflect better "street counts," but it probably also reflects community success in getting people off the streets and into shelters or housing.


Anyway, check "The 2009 Annual Homeless Assessment Report" by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Community Planning and Development:

It is also surprising that the number of respectable homeless people in Japan has been decreasing in these years:

(The red numbers are the total of men and women, )

So, applying the American ratio of the homeless over the whole population, there will be 2.6 more homeless persons to every one homeless person currently living in Japan.

Or, you are 3.6 times more likely to be homeless in America than in Japan.

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Japan Series of the professional baseball was over after completing the extended 12th inning.

A team that finished a year-long season at the third position in the Pacific League won the final series of this year to be NO.1 team in 2010.

It was a long night, since a baseball game usually ends at the ninth inning.

Yet, I still have something to work on...

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You may also wonder the true state of China.
How many homeless people are there in China? 
Answer There are over 200 million people living in China, that are homeless, found on 12 different sources.