Saturday, November 20, 2010

"the kingdom of God is come upon you"






L'analyse historique des îles Senkaku Japon



If you put "Senkaku Okinawa Ching" or "Senkaku Okinawa Ming" into English Google "Web" Search, you would surely find "EEE-Reporter" in the first or second result page.

Or, if you put "Senkaku Okinawa" into English Google "Images" Search, you would surely find some images presented in "EEE-Reporter" in the first result page.


So, the past posting related to the Senkaku History (first created on Oct. 24, 2010) is here revised.


Historical Analysis on the Senkaku Islands (Ver. 10-2)

(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 Senkaku Islands are closer to the Chinese Continent than to the Main four Japanese islands; but the Senkaku Islands are far closer to Japan's Okinawa islands than to the Chinese Continent. The Senkaku Islands are clearly part of Okinawa Prefecture of Japan as the following map indicates.


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 are of 32,000 years ago and then of 18,000 years ago.

The oldest record of Okinawa people visiting Japan's Imperial Court in Yamato (Nara), south of Kyoto, is of A.D. 714.

More clearly, a group of Japanese people with agriculture skills moved to Okinawa islands from Kyusyo, one of the major four islands of Japan (called Japan proper), as late as the 10th century. Since then, the Okinawa (Ryukyu) people moved around from the main Okinawa island to the 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 to Senkaku. 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 as the figure below indicates.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wokou

(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 Court and then total 68 times to the Ching Court.

(Accordingly, only based on this record, it is apparent Okinawa people acknowledged naval, navigational, and diplomatic importance of the Senkaku Islands more than Chinese officials who wrote a report or a book with a description about the Islands. As no Chinese moved to the Senkaku Islands and no Chinese empires proclaimed the ban of use of the Senkaku Islands to Okinawa people, they did not take any measures to record their monopolized use of the Senkaku sea area.)

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 Court 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. He was neither an emperor nor a minister with any authority to define the territory of the Ming Empire.)

1562: An imperial envoy from the Ming Court 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 Empire.

(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 defense 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 as it was described.

Before Ming's envoys first encountered the Senkaku Islands, Okinawa people had been sailing around the Islands, since they were great voyagers as far as to Japan proper and South East Asia.)

1562: Admiral Hu Zongxian or Ko-Sou-Ken (in Japanese, [胡宗憲]) of 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 for Ming.

(http://www.geocities.jp/tanaka_kunitaka/senkaku/chokaizuhen-1562/ )

(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 defense 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 as it was described.

The very rough map simply told that Ming officials came to know the Senkaku Islands through their diplomatic relationships with the Kingdom of Okinawa who would have never made an objection even if Ming's map had depicted the Senkaku Islands as if they had belonged to Ming, since Okinawa was diplomatically subject to mighty Ming at the time.

Otherwise, why should Ming's officials have had to sail 400 km off the continent to check the non-disputed Islands between mighty Ming and peace-loving Okinawa? As the Senkaku Islands are situated just 190 km to the nearest Okinawa island, it is rather assumed that Ming officials virtually tried to unlawfully take the Senkaku Islands from Okinawa. The map is useless before the right interpretation of history.)

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.

(http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/sort5694/27782511.html

(Japanese developer Koga with a rifle in his hand surrounded by his employees in Uotsuri-jima Island of the Senkaku Islands)
http://senkakusyashintizu.web.fc2.com/page053.html)

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.

(Click to enlarge.)

http://www.jcp.or.jp/seisaku/2010/20101004_senkaku_rekisii/19530108_jn.jpg

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: On September 27, to establish diplomatic relationships between the two nations, Prime Minister of Japan Kakuei Tanaka talks with Chinese Premier Chou En-lai in Beijing. Tanaka raises the issue of the Senkaku Islands, but Chou does not follow it:

Tanaka: What do you think about the Senkaku Islands? Some people came to me for this issue, with various opinions.

Chou: I do not want to discuss the Senkaku Islands issue on this occasion. It is not good to talk about the the Senkaku Islands. As crude oil was discovered around the Islands, this issue has surfaced. Without crude oil there, anybody, including Taiwan and America, would take no notice of the Senkaku Islands. How many months will it take to appoint and send ambassadors to each other?


Ohira: We will take necessary measures as soon as possible, but it is impossible to specify in the joint communique the number of months within which we are to send ambassadors to each other...


(http://www.ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~worldjpn/documents/indices/JPCH/index2.html )

(If Chou En-lai had had compelling evidence on China's right on the Senkaku Islands any Japanese would admit, he should have been able to simply show it to Japanese politicians, including Japan's P.M. Kakuei Tanaka and F.M. Masayoshi Ohira, even if on a private basis.)


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!



ATTACHMENT I: China Admitted Japan's Senkaku in 1960

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!

(Click to enlarge.)

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:

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

TAKAHANA Yutaka
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....


(Click to enlarge.)


http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL02_1/53_S4.pdf

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



ATTACHMENT II: Chinese Name of Senkaku (Modified Japanese Calling)


The Chinese name and kanji expression of the Senkaku Islands is from an old calling of the main island of the Islands by old Okinawa people, according to a Japanese researcher.

The kanji expression in the Item 5 in the following figure is the the Chinese name and kanji expression of the Senkaku Islands which was derived from the original Okinawa expression through the steps.

(Click to enlarge;

Ref: http://senkakujapan.jugem.jp/?eid=8)

Chinese can speak English more easily than Japanese do, since the verb-object sequence is the same between the Chinese and English languages.

But, in Japanese, an object always follows a verb.

And, 500 years ago, Chinese fishermen living on the coastal areas of the Chinese Continent had no reason to sail to the Senkaku Islands 400 km (250 miles) off the shore to catch fish, risking their lives.

Only imperial envoys Chinese emperors sent would dare to sail 700 Km (438 miles) across the East China Sea to the main island of the Kingdom of Okinawa 500 years ago.

But, Okinawa people at the time were already sailing all over the Okinawa (Ryukyu) Islands that stretched over 800 Km. And, the nearest big Okinawa island to the Senkaku Islands is located just 190 Km (102 miles) away. They were really fishing around the Senkaku Islands 500 years ago.

It is also unthinkable that Okinawa People took the Chinese name of the Islands, meaning "angling for fish" as their own, too. It is more unthinkable that they took the Chinese name of the Islands, meaning "angling for fish" through changing the word order.

Therefore, a Chinese imperial envoy who dared to sail to the Kingdom of Okinawa, a tributary nation of the Ming Dynasty, for a diplomatic reason in the 16th century, must have adopted the Okinawa people's calling "Tsuri"-shima, namely an "angling" island. But, no Chinese fishermen could and would go and catch fish around the Senkaku Islands 400 km (250 miles) off the shore 500 years ago, since it was a dangerous voyage even for a Chinese imperial envoy using a big ship.

In addition, the concept of a border for a Chinese classic empire was different from the one for us, the modern people of today.

As the Kingdom of Okinawa was a tributary nation, the Ming Dynasty and later the Ching Dynasty had no need to define a border on the sea where any of their subjects lived. Ming and Ching had to protect their people from notorious Japanese pirates who ignored any border, if any, on the East China Sea. Okinawa never made war against its master empire in China. Naval security needed maps and definition of administrative/defence zones on the Chinese side, but it was not for claiming its border to its subject nation Okinawa.

If an emperor of Ming or Ching had pronounced its occupancy of the Senkaku Islands (or the "Cho-gyo-dai" Islands in Japanese for today's Chinese name of the Senkaku Islands) on the king of Okinawa, the king would have simply accepted it. But, there was even no such a need in the classic world of East Asia.

Finally, Okinawa was forced to officially belong to a Japanese samurai clan whose territory included islands north of the Okinawa Islands officially in 1611. The samurai clan Shimazu also belonged to Tokugawa shogunate in Edo (Tokyo). So, Okinawa was subject to both Japan and China nominally till the end of the Japan-Sino War in 1895, 27 years after the fall of the Tokugawa regime and the restoration of the imperial authority in Japan of 1868.

So, the "Uo-tsuri"-jima Island and other Senkaku islands have always belonged to Okinawa that belongs to Japan since 1611 (or since Okinawa people's ancestors' descending to the south from Japan proper thousands of years ago from a racial point of view, since the Okinawa language is one of dialects of the Japanese language, though very unique).



ATTACHMENT III: Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and China

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:

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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.

...

http://www.ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~worldjpn/documents/texts/docs/19780812.T1E.html
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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. A Japan Coast Guard official on board the patrol ship being rammed took the video while being in danger of falling into the sea, though within the Japanese sea territory.)





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I think this is the most comprehensive time-line review on the Senkaku Islands ever written by a Japanese citizen in English.

You may advise The New York Times, Chinese Americans, and Chinese citizens/students in America to check it before discussing the matter.


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If you type in key words "Tokyo Station Reporter" in English Yahoo's Web Search, you would surely find "EEE-Reporter" in the first or second result page.

However, I was once a humble Sunday driver. So, I love to check cars and their license numbers even today.

Today, I found a white Chrysler car just in front of me on the street around Tokyo. Then, after turning around a corner, I saw a white Ford car. And then, a Benz, a big high-raised American car, and a compact yellow European car. In several minutes to see these foreign cars among hundreds of Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, and other Japanese cars is not so usual.

In ancient China, a master is expected to put right clothes on, speak right words, and take a right action.

Christ Jesus said that a man without proper and respectful appearances would be thrown out of a honorable party of a lord.

Yet, after all, I could not understand what right or respectful car I should have owned.

But, I was once very satisfied when I checked an odometer to calculate a both-way travel distance and find it just 100 km after one Sunday drive from my own parking lot to/from Nikko where a notable temple for samurai hero Tokugawa Ieyasu is located.

(If you got stuck in a jam around Tokyo, it would take an hour to run 10 miles.)

That car should have been truly right one, though it was in the 20th century, since it was not an automatic car and not equipped with a car navigation system.

Yet, there was time when I had never thought that I would own and drive a car someday...





(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhQCme2lJLo&feature=related

They said Misora Hibari truly sang well in a way no others could compete in Japan after WWII.

She sang, "As I am tomorrow to go up to Tokyo, I will have to win in any desperate way in the contest...as if to be King-General [of the Japanese chess]."

Today, people coming from Osaka to Tokyo take the Shinkansen super-express train or an air flight.

So, it may be time to have a look again at the Tokyo Station or the Haneda International Airport on Tokyo Bay...where I may be tomorrow.)










Luk 11:18 If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.

Luk 11:19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.

Luk 11:20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.


Friday, November 19, 2010

"these my words in your heart and in your soul"





A Water Flow Changed this Week
(une semaine avec de l'eau s'ecoule change)




Ordinary people seek their own happiness.

But, some have aspiration to contribute to happiness of others.

In ancient China, according to a theory of a Japanese scholar, there were only two major professions: farmers and public officials.

Farmers were not expected to learn to read and write; but public officials were.

Accordingly, those with higher aspiration in ancient China had to learn to read and write as well as study traditions and classic books. They had to acquire knowledge to serve a king as public officials.

But, knowledge alone did not make them leaders of people who could contribute to happiness of them.

They had to shape and enhance their personality. They had to grow up as persons of virtue.

When they reached a certain level of mastery of controlling their minds and behaviors in addition to knowledge, they were admitted to be a master each.

When they could not reach a certain level of mastery of controlling their minds and behaviors in addition to knowledge, they were despised as a small-minded person each.

Indeed, when society consisted of a king, public officials, and farmers, it was so simple.

But, even today, the theory is true: people want only their own happiness and a master wants to contribute to happiness of people.

The bottom line problem is that there are only a few masters in Japan, very few masters in America, and simply few in China.

That is why Japan can change the prime minister, ministers, and parliament members so often. Indeed, the longer a small-minded man is in a leading position, the more society is harmed.

Be a master if you are a politician.




SECTION I: US-CHINA

America is the largest importer from China; but Japan is the largest exporter to China.

(Click to enlarge.)

In 2000, America exported to China goods worth $16.3 billion.
In 2008, America exported to China goods worth $69.7 billion.

Before 2001 9/11 Terror to before 2008 Financial Crisis, America expanded its export to China about 4.3 times more.

In 2000, America imported from China goods worth $100.0 billion.
In 2008, America imported from China goods worth $337.8 billion.

Before 2001 9/11 Terror to before 2008 Financial Crisis, America expanded its import from China about 3.4 times more.

In this period, America increased its export to China more than its import from China, relatively speaking against the base year of 2000.

And, at the peak of import from China, namely in 2008, Chinese goods and services in America increased by an amount of $238 billion from the symbolic year of 2000.

Yet, before September 2008 when the Lehman Shock occurred, the unemployment rate in America was less than 5% with this huge influx of goods and services imported from China.

Viewed from other aspect, the current unemployment rate of more than 9% in America is not a direct effect of the huge import from China but of the Financial Crisis.

Yet, as the Financial Crisis was inevitable to bring back American economy and society back into normalcy or reasonably sustainable state from the financially inflated state which cannot be eventually sustained.

So then, the current state of the higher unemployment is correctly associated with the huge import from China.

Without the financial boom such as the one observed in the sub-prime loan mortgage market before 2008, the huge import from China surely causes the higher unemployment in America, as we see today.

Only a tremendous financial boom such as the one observed in the sub-prime loan mortgage market before 2008 can cover or counterbalance the effect of the huge import from China.

In this context, it is very interesting that President Mr. Barack Obama elected with the campaign slogan of "Yes We Can Change" in 2008 has lost the Midterm Election facing the catchword "China Bashing" in 2010.

The false financial boom ended in 2008 without saving poor Americans, and the real effect of the huge import from China has emerged in 2010 making more Americans poor.

In this context, American consumers and voters have changed to bash China as the false financial boom already collapsed by itself.


Anyway, check the following pdf file prepared by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission of the U.S. Government.

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After three decades of growth averaging nearly 10 percent a year, China passed Japan in the first half of 2010 to become the world's second-largest economy, after the United States.1 Although the gap between China’s $5 trillion economy and the nearly $15 trillion economy of the United States remains very large, China's advancement is remarkable for a country whose gross domestic product (GDP) was just half as much five years ago. China's per capita income has increased from $930 in 2000 to $3,600 in 2009.2 China is America’s biggest trading partner in the Asia-Pacific region and its second-largest trading partner overall, after Canada.3


http://wakeupwalmart.com/facts/wmtchinareport.pdf

http://www.uscc.gov/annual_report/2010/10report_chapters.php
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SECTION II: JAPAN-CHINA

America is the largest importer from China; but Japan is the largest exporter to China. In addition, Japan is the second largest importer from China.

(Click to enlarge.)

In 2000, Japan exported to China goods/services worth $30.4 billion.
In 2008, Japan exported to China goods/services worth $124 billion.

Before 2001 9/11 Terror to before 2008 Financial Crisis, Japan expanded its export to China about 4.1 times more.

In 2000, Japan imported from China goods/services worth $55.3 billion.
In 2008, Japan imported from China goods/services worth $142.3 billion.

Before 2001 9/11 Terror to before 2008 Financial Crisis, Japan expanded its import from China about 2.6 times more.

In this period, Japan increased its export to China more than its import from China, relatively speaking against the base year of 2000.

As with America's trade with China, Japan always shows trade deficits with China.

America imports from China 2.3 times more than Japan imports from China, which is almost proportional to the ratio of the American population over Japan's, remarkably.

In 2008, China's sales in total to Japan and the U.S. reached $480 billion, which is huge.

As Japan was not in a huge financial boom between 2000 and 2008 like America, Japan could not cover or counterbalance the effect of the huge import from China. But, it led to deflation.

Japan could keep the unemployment rate around 5%, unlike America of today. But, Japan has to further suffer deflation in 2000's as it had to in 1990's.




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Oysters were almost destined to extinction in France 40 years ago.

But, young shells of oysters were imported from Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, to successfully grow and prevail.

Today, there are two types of oysters in France: round and flat oysters and scaphoid or boat-shaped oysters. The latter account for 98% of production of this type of marine foods in France today. Yet, the scaphoid or boat-shaped oysters are all descendants of the Miyagi oysters from Japan.

Therefore, oysters you enjoy in Paris are originally from Japan at a chance of 98%.

Of course, oysters you import from France are originally from Japan at a chance of 98%.

Japan has more authentic traditions of maritime people than the Han Chinese, though the Japanese language is part of the northern Asian language group.

That is why the Senkaku Islands belong to Okinawa people from thousands years ago. And, Okinawa people are ethnically part of the Japanese without doubt. Indeed, it is unthinkable that Chinese fishermen hundreds years ago sailed 400 kilometers from their village on the continent to the Senkaku Islands to compete in fishing there with Okinawa people who just had to sail 100 km off their main routine sea-route to get there.

Incidentally, the relationships between some Japanese people and marine wildlife have a long history. Some Japanese have hunted whales, including a small type, since centuries ago.

So, whenever you eat an oyster (une huître) in France with wine and bread, remember that Japanese are different from Westerners and Chinese in terms of maritime culture.

Personally, I am a little cautious myself in taking any shellfish. Ah, it might be time to have a good time on the shore...






Deu 11:16 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;

Deu 11:17 And then the LORD's wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.

Deu 11:18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.

Deu 11:19 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.




Thursday, November 18, 2010

" My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer"






The Day for Future Invoking of Causation
(Le jour de la création de cause à effet pour l'avenir)





SECTION I: China's Desert

According to information issued this March by the Chinese Communist Government, deserts in China now occupy a total area 4.7 times larger than the entire Japanese national land. (http://news.searchina.ne.jp/disp.cgi?y=2010&d=0323&f=national_0323_005.shtml)


(Click to enlarge)
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2007/08/26/world/asia/20070826_CHINA_GRAPHIC.html#


(http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E4%B8%AD%E5%9B%BD%E3%81%AE%E7%A0%82%E6%BC%A0%E5%8C%96%E5%95%8F%E9%A1%8C)


SECTION II: China's Crude Oil/Gas


(Click to enlarge)

http://www.iea.org/publications/free_new_Desc.asp?PUBS_ID=1131



SECTION III: Image of Japan's Territory




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This morning and afternoon I watched a Q&A session held in the Upper House of the Japanese parliament (the Diet).

There, an LDP (opposition) lawmaker pointed out a specific provision of law that stipulates concrete cases where the Public Prosecutor General must be directly commanded by the Minister of Justice so as to handle them.

The cases are related to a crime of civil strife, a crime involving diplomacy, etc.

This provision is called Shobun-Seikun-Kitei in Japanese, since the Public Prosecutor General must directly receive an order from the Minister of Justice in investigating and filing a formal charge against a suspect involved.

Only in these specific cases, the Public Prosecutors Office of Japan is directly subject to a politician who happens to be the Minister of Justice as appointed by the Prime Minister.

Japan is a country ruled by law as much as America and Europe.

But, China is a country ruled by the Chinese Communist Party and those who have any power associated with the Party. Arbitrary application of laws and regulations is the norm in China.

Anyway, P.M. Mr. Naoto Kan should have requested the Minister of Justice to apply the provision, Shobun-Seikun-Kitei, to the case involving the Chinese illegal fishing boast whose skipper was arrested within the Japanese sea territory around the Senkaku Islands.

What do you call such a provision in English?

Anyway, it will take 30 years for you to learn every important provision of law and know its implication and association in any large country with long history, which however does not necessarily make you wiser and cleverer than, say, gangsters of some sort.

It is your pride as a man of justice that puts you above the ability of any gangsters.




Mar 11:17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.

Mar 11:18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine.




Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"be clearer than the noonday"

Do not say Japan...
But say Nippon or Nihon in Japan!(Sailboat Nihon-Maru was designed in Scotland and built in Kobe, Japan, in 1930; click to enlarge.)




Wednesday of Heated Discussions 
(Mercredi de vives discussions)




In ancient China, it was taught that one who has the highest moral character and personality of quality should become king.

By power of his character and personality, his subjects would be influenced and educated, so that a kingdom would stand honorably.

However, so sadly, badly, and cruely, as time went by, kings in China strated to just pretend to have the highest moral character and personality of quality by wearing high-quality of a crown and clothing ecah and hosting gorgeous ceremonies.

But, before the essence of the old holy teachings was completely lost in China, the teachings and relevant books were imported to Japan by 1400 years ago or so.

Their views on China of some Japanese are based on this notion, even today.

And they are being backed by the recent incident around the Senkaku Islands.




SECTION I: American Income Gap


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WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2010

Income Gap Between Rich, Poor the Widest Ever
Census Bureau Finds Record Income Equality; Richest 20% of Americans Earn Nearly Half of All Nation's Income 
...The top-earning 20 percent of Americans - those making more than $100,000 each year - received 49.4 percent of all income generated in the U.S., compared with the 3.4 percent earned by those below the poverty line, according to newly released census figures. That ratio of 14.5-to-1 was an increase from 13.6 in 2008 and nearly double a low of 7.69 in 1968...

Among the 2009 findings:

• The poorest poor are at record highs. The share of Americans below half the poverty line - $10,977 for a family of four - rose from 5.7 percent in 2008 to 6.3 percent. It was the highest level since the government began tracking that group in 1975.

• The poverty gap between young and old has doubled since 2000, due partly to the strength of Social Security in helping buoy Americans 65 and over. Child poverty is now 21 percent compared with 9 percent for older Americans. In 2000, when child poverty was at 16 percent, elderly poverty stood at 10 percent.

• Safety nets are helping fill health gaps. The percentage of children covered by government-sponsored health insurance such as Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program jumped to 37 percent, or 27.6 million, from 24 percent in 2000. That helped offset steady losses in employer-sponsored insurance.

...An Associated Press-GfK Poll this month found that by 54 percent to 44 percent, most Americans support raising taxes on the highest U.S. earners. Still, many congressional Democrats have expressed wariness about provoking the 44 percent minority so close to Election Day.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/09/28/national/main6907321.shtml
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SECTION II: Chinese Income Gap


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Gap Between Rich and Poor Widens in ChinaBy Li Yuanhan & Zhou Ping 
New Tang Dynasty TV Created: Jan 31, 2010 Last Updated: Feb 3, 2010 
...He also recognized the widening gap between urban and rural residents, and noted that China’s per capita GDP still ranks in the 100's when compared with the rest of the world. 
...Yet the net worth of China's 130 billionaires is second only to that of the 359 billionaires in the U.S., according to a recent study published on huren.net, a Web site dedicated to the lifestyle of the rich in China. There are also 825,000 people with a net worth of over US$1.5 million. Moreover, China’s consumption of luxury goods is increasing—from US$8.6 billion to US$9.4 billion in the past year.

...Professor Ping Xinquiao of Peking University offered another perspective: the total income of the common people (excluding migrant workers) is less than 20 percent of the GDP, while government administrative spending is 30 percent of the GDP. 
...Information published by the World Bank shows that China's Gini coefficient, which measures income allocation distribution, has reached 0.47—far exceeding the internationally recognized warning level of 0.4. A Gini coefficient of 0.5 would be indicative of a potential for social instability and chaos.

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/28883/
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SECTION III: Islamic Poverty


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Unemployment -- Arab Human Development Report 
"About 15 percent, average unemployment across Arab countries is among the highest rates in the developing world." 
"One out of every five people lives on less than $2 per day." 
Lack of Technical Progress -- Arab Human Development Report 2002

For a culture that led the world in science and technology, Arab nations are now falling far behind the world. 
O.6 % use the internet 
1.2% use personal computers 
0.5 % GNP to research and development (below world average) 
Only 1 in 20 Arab university students pursue scientific disciplines. 
18 computers per 1,000 people in the Arab world. The global average is 78 per 1,000. 
Only 370 industrial patents were issued to people in Arab countries between 1980 and 2000. In South Korea during that same period, 16,000 industrial patents were issued.

Educational Limitations -- Fouad Ajami The Foreigner's Gift

"Approximately 40 percent of adult Arabs were illiterate; only 1.6 percent of the population had access to the Internet, a figure lower than in the states of sub-Saharan Africa. 
The entire Arab world translated fewer foreign books than Greece…"
Illiteracy -- Arab Human Development Report 2002 
65,000,000 adult Arabs are illiterate 
Two thirds of them are women 
Book Translation -- Daniel del Castillo The Arab World's Scientific Desert 
"No more than 10,000 books were translated into Arabic over the entire past millennium, equivalent to the number translated into Spanish each year."

http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0oGdOBCPONMci8BS1kPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByN2s4bDgzBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDNARjb2xvA3NrMQR2dGlkAw--/SIG=13qnit1kv/EXP=1290046914/**http%3a//www.disciplenations.org/uploads/tN/M2/tNM2X8WoRdN3u2yX3RrfVw/1.8-Poverty-in-Islamic-Nations.ppt

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SECTION IV: Discussions

First of all, as a basic fact to be shared, since the 2001 9/11 Terror on WTC and the Pentagon, the U.S. was making war against Islamic terrorists around the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean while importing an ever growing number of commodities, goods, and products from China.

America has been damaging Islamic people while enriching Chinese people with a consequence of making a gap ever wider between the rich and the poor among Americans.

It is what has happened between 2000 and 2010 in the world.

Now, if you are a Christian, a Muslim, or a Marxism-compassionate Judaist, what would you suggest to poor Americans, poor Muslims, and poor Chinese to change the whole situation, since it is against the teaching of the God?

Are you going to advise Americans to attack China so as to increase trade with Islamic nations?

Anyway, if your professor does not clearly guide you directly in understanding that America, China, and Islam are the most critical three factors today for securing peace and prosperity of mankind in future, he does not sufficiently understand the significant implication in facts concerned as above shown.

Now, one answer is that America should be engaged in a crusade with American ideal cause, justice, and religion. America must discover the reason for its existence. Though America has been unable to supersede the Vatican in Europe and the Latin America, it should try it again in China and the Islamic world, though it is not expected to make Muslims convert to Christianity.

Yet, America should be engaged in a crusade with American ideal cause, justice, and religion toward China and the Islamic world.

This is one of answers to this challenge, since it does the most fit with what America has been historically. If America could save the world, its operation must be on the extension of what America is the most good at: a crusade with American cause, justice, and religion toward the outer world.

You can detail this answer or present other.

Do not run around on the Harvard level playground of intellect but climb up a ladder or two toward the Almighty God.

Finally, that crusade must be a major part of the so-called American Dream shining on the white hill surrounded by Chinese and Muslims.

Note also that this session is free, no money involved unlike a Harvard stupid session.

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In Japan, there was a super female singer called Misora Hibari.

She however suffered an attack by a young woman who dashed hydrochloric acid on Hibari in a theater in Asakusa, Tokyo, in 1957.

Hibari and the perpetrator, a poor runaway maid, were then at the same age, 19.

As her aids took action promptly, Misora Hibari survived this horrible tragedy with just very minor injuries on the right face and the back. She also showed some compassion to the dangerous perpetrator at a press conference held later.

Misora Hibari died in 1994 to be remembered forever as the greatest female singer after WWII in Japan.

Nonetheless, this is the only case that a big female singer is physically assaulted in public in Japan.

Yet, if a gap between a rich 19 years-old girl and a poor 19-years old gets so wider, something terrible can happen, even if in Japan.

To make sure, this is not the first Christmas story for you...



(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvNRHrKyaX4&feature=related

John Lennon was shot in New York not because he wrote a song, this song.

Yoko Ono was not shot in New York not because she sang a song, this song.

Anyway, I hope you will not be shot in New York for any songs.


postscript: When John Lennon was shot in New York, Larry King Live was yet to start, since Mr. King was engaged in "Open Phone America" of the Mutual Broadcasting System: a midnight interactive radio show with phone callers.)





Job 11:17 And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday: thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning.



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

"stand in the glorious land"

Is this picture...Called "Mozart?"


Tuesday in an Endless Succession of Victories
(Mardi invaincu)



The Pearl Harbor Attack in December 1941 was carried out, while issuing declaration of war to Washington D.C. which was being intercepted and decoded by U.S. military, because the U.S. and the U.K. helped China in the war of the Empire of Japan against China.

It became inevitable when the U.S. confiscated Japanese assets and imposed embargo of crude oil to the Empire in August 1941.

It was put into action when the U.S. requested the Empire to withdraw all the troops out of China in November.

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hull_note )

After WWII, a mission consisting of some members of the U.S. Congress and even the Federal Government came to Japan to investigate why Japanese politicians had opted for war, while they must have known that they could not eventually defeat the U.S. due to a big disparity in national power between the two countries.

However, in late November of 1941, the inner circle around the White House believed that the Empire of Japan would surely start war by first attacking U.S. military bases in the Philippines, since Chinese politicians had assured them that the Imperial military would not leave China at any costs.

The lesson is that only a handful of elites around the White House could carry out a kind of large-scale conspiracy, observing extreme confidentiality.



SECTION I: American Problems


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Life On The Sidelines: The Long-Term Unemployed
by John Ydstie
November 15, 2010

There's no shortage of dire numbers for job seekers these days: Nearly 15 million Americans are out of work, another 9 million are under-employed and the jobless rate seems to be stuck at 9.6 percent...

This number is at levels not seen since the Great Depression.


(Click to enlarge.)

Over 40 percent of the unemployed — more than 6 million Americans — have been out of work for than six months or longer, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

...That happens in several ways, he says. One is when people are forced to look for jobs outside of their current field.

...And even if people stay in their current occupation, skills can atrophy after a worker is unemployed for long periods, Kirkegaard says.


http://www.npr.org/2010/11/12/131279568/life-on-the-sidelines-the-long-term-unemployed
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I can really understand the feeling of Americans who cannot find their places where they are respected and confident of themselves with any humble but stable incomes.

It is so since I was once one of such unlucky people, though voluntarily. It is also why I do not much trust those who have had no such tough experiences.

For example, if there are 100 unlucky jobless men in a city, 10 of them would not deny a possibility that he might find himself in an act of illegal adventure eventually,

even other 30 of them would not deny a possibility that each might find himself in an act of legally disputable adventure eventually, and

even other 50 of them would not deny a possibility that each might find himself in an act of morally disputable adventure eventually, if they are disqualified in the job market for three consecutive years.

One of them might even become a priest without face, a politician without justice, or an insurgent without cause.




SECTION II: America in No Problem?

Calculating based on some statements by President Mr. Barack Obama, it is estimated that the U.S. Government has $49 trillion assets.

American households have in total $41 trillion financial assets, though the American state deficit is $65 trillion.

Accordingly, the ratio (R) of assets over debts in America is:

R = (49 + 41)/65 = 90/65 = 1.38

(http://ageishi-004.at.webry.info/200907/article_6.html)

On the other hand in Japan:
Household seets - $18.75 trillion
National debts - $10 trillion

R = (N + 18.75)/10 > 1.87

So, Japan looks better than America on the balance sheet in contradiction to various biased ratings by biased rating companies, economists, and journalists.

But, America has the 25 times larger land than Japan, in addition to various huge natural resources. Taking this into account, assets the U.S. Government has might be 49 x 2 = $98 trillion.

R = (98 + 41)/65 = 2.14

Now, America looks better than Japan on the balance sheet.

Yet, America has the 25-times larger land than Japan, in addition to various huge natural resources. Taking this into account, assets the U.S. Government has might be 49 x 3 = $147 trillion.

R = (147 + 41)/65 = 2.89

Now, America looks fairly better than Japan on the balance sheet.

Japan is, even undergoing 15 years of deflation, very stable in terms of social condition and government operation.

America, even undergoing a 10% unemployment era toward deflation, would continue to be very stable in terms of social condition and government operation.

It is so, since America has the 25-times larger land than Japan, in addition to various huge natural resources, which can be translated into $100 trillion assets.

Incidentally, China without Tibet, Islamic areas, and Manchuria but with 1.3 billion population cannot be very stable in terms of social condition and government operation.

The stupid Senkaku issue China raised in defiance of the low and order in the modern world must be also reviewed in this context.


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It is stupid that Americans of today do not suspect a large-scale conspiracy, involving elites around the White House, Chinese politicians, Soviet spies, and Judaists, having been going on before the Pearl Harbor Attack, while they sometimes feel like listening to some 9/11 conspiracy theories.

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In "Decision Points", George Bush wrote, that Osama bin Laden "sounded like he was plagiarizing" Moore in an October 2004 video in which he characterized Bush's staid demeanor as a point of weakness.

http://www.huliq.com/10061/michael-moore-fires-back-criticism-bushs-memoirs
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As the 2001 9/11 Terror was not fully examined, the 2008 Financial Crisis occurred.

In response to the 2001 9/11 Terror, Americans supported overwhelmingly President Mr. George W. Bush.

In response to the 2008 Financial Crisis, Americans elected overwhelmingly Mr. Barack Obama as President.

Yet, in response to the Pearl Harbor Attack, Americans started to make atomic (nuclear) bombs.

If I may comment, it is like as a President ordered to attack Iraq, since AlQaeda attacked WTC and the Pentagon, other President had ordered to attack Hiroshima and Nagasaki, since Nazis were killing six million Judaists in Europe,

This is, in a sense, a higher level of absurdity or irrationality we call "Fu-jyouri" in Japanese, which I rather call an "effect of a hidden extreme conspiracy."

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By the way, I think that a Japanese TV station should report on Johnson South Reef, since "in order to prevent the island from submersion caused by erosion and maintain the claim to the EEZ, the Chinese government built an embankment building, and Johnson South Reef were surrounded by the building in the early 1990s."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_South_Reef

It is so, since they took up Japan's Okinotorishima in this evening's TV program broadcast from Tokyo.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okinotorishima

Don't you think so?




Dan 11:15 So the king of the north shall come, and cast up a mount, and take the most fenced cities: and the arms of the south shall not withstand, neither his chosen people, neither shall there be any strength to withstand.

Dan 11:16 But he that cometh against him shall do according to his own will, and none shall stand before him: and he shall stand in the glorious land, which by his hand shall be consumed.




Monday, November 15, 2010

"the kingdoms of our Lord,"

Yee-Hoo!...
Year, Who?...(Yokohama is originally a port city south west of the Tokyo Port, both on Tokyo Bay...Outwardly modern but with many poor men, too.)


Oxidized Silver 2010
(argent oxyde 2010)



The Japanese police and public prosecutors have decided not to arrest a Japan Coast Guard official who leaked over the Internet the Senkaku video proving unlawful violence of a Chinese fishing boat.

According to various media surveys conducted yesterday, Japanese citizens who admitted usefulness and positive effect of viewing the video account 80 to 90% of all the respondents.

It was the Chinese fishing boat that first launched an attack by ramming two JCG ships, while violating the Japanese sea territory around the Senkaku Islands.

If you still believe a claim on the Senkaku Islands by a Chinese spy around you, you had better ask him where the Chinese heroes who toppled the Ching Dynasty learnt around 1900. Most of those Chinese heroes learnt in the Empire of Japan, since Ching sent them to the Empire of Japan so that they would learn modern culture and science useful for Ching, though they betrayed the Manchuria-origin Dynasty so quickly.




SECTION I: 1911 Hsinhai Revolution (Shingai Kakumei [JPN])

The Qing (Ching) Dynasty (1644–1912) of China finally fell due to a revolution which could not have been possible without existence of the modernized and industrialized Empire of Japan.

Anyway, Wikipedia's explanation of this great Chinese revolution seems to be well neutrally edited.

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The revolution was motivated by anger at corruption in the Qing government, frustration with the government's inability to restrain the interventions of foreign powers, and the majority Han Chinese's resentment toward a government dominated by an ethnic minority; the Manchus.

...

In 1900 the Boxer Rebellion broke out in northern China. The inability of the Qing Government to initially suppress the rebellion, followed by the Empress Dowager Cixi's subsequent support for the movement, drastically reduced respect for the government. After it signed the Boxer Protocol, Chinese intellectuals felt even more anxious about the crisis that the Qing court was facing. At the end of the First Sino-Japanese War the government began to send more students abroad, particularly to Japan which at its height had 20,000 Chinese students. Most of them were sponsored by the Imperial Court. Revolutionary thoughts spread among these students, and those who advocated revolution established all kinds of organizations and publications to advocate a democratic revolution. Among these students, Zhang Binglin, Zou Rong and Chen Tianhua were very active in Japan. Many of the students later returned to China and became the backbone of revolutionary organizations inside the country.

When the Russo-Japanese War began in Manchuria in 1904, the Qing decided to abandon certain territories and allowed these two countries to fight over them, while the Imperial Court stayed "neutral". The indifference of the Qing court toward Chinese territory led to more calls for a revolution.

...

Newly emerged intellectuals
After the abolition of the imperial examination, the Qing Government established many new schools and encouraged students to study abroad. Many young people attended the new schools or went abroad to study. (Students pursuing military studies went to Japan especially.) A new class of intellectuals emerged from those students who had studied overseas or at the new schools. Those who had received Western culture became leaders in the Xinhai Revolution.

In the 1900s, studying in Japan was common among Chinese students. In the years just before the Xinhai Revolution, there were over ten thousand Chinese students in Japan, and many of them had anti-Manchu sentiments. When the Tongmenhui was established in Tokyo in 1905, 90% of the participants were Chinese students in Japan. Members of the Tongmenhui who were in Japan pursuing military studies also organized the Zhangfutuan.

These Chinese students in Japan contributed immensely to the Xinhai Revolution. Besides Sun Yat-sen, key figures in the Revolution such as Huang Hsing, Song Jiaoren, Hu Hanmin, Liao Zhongkai, Zhu Zhixin, and Wang Jingwei, were all Chinese students in Japan.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xinhai_Revolution
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The greatest hero of China in the 20th century is Sun Yat-sen who was supported by the two notable Japanese: Toten Miyazaki and Mitsuru Toyama. But, many comrades of Sun Yat-sen were also beneficiaries of various merits of the Empire of Japan.

Among 21 officers of Ching's army who revolted at the very first, 19 of them were graduates from a military academy of the Empire of Japan.

Among 19 regional leaders who commanded a unified revolt against the Ching Court, 14 of them had learnt as students in the Empire of Japan.

Among 870 Chinese parliament members elected after the fall of Ching, 234 of them had learnt as students in the Empire of Japan.


However, the Chinese Communist Government today is trying to hide or delete this past linkage with the Empire of Japan from Chinese textbooks of history. No children in Chins seem to have ever been taught of the above simple facts even Wikipedia reveals without any restraints.

(http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/yuzan9224/40254967.html)



Note: Incidentally, Shin-gai (Hsinhai in Chinese) means a year of the gold-related, elder, wild Boar.

The month October in a Christian year with the least-digit number of two or seven falls in a month of Shin-gai.

So, if you were born in October of 1972 or 1977, your birth month is a little historical in China.

However, 1971 is the next Shingai year after 1911.


(The classic Chinese sexagenary cycle has been long used in Japan, too, though I was not born in a year of the Tiger or the Dragon.)




SECTION II: The Senkaku Issue and The 1911 Hsinhai Revolution

From the above descriptions about the situation in China in the early 20th century, it is apparent that not only the Ching Court but also Sun Yat-sen and other revolutionary leaders had no objection to the official dominium declaration on the Senkaku Islands the Empire of Japan made in 1895.

When the Kingdom Okinawa (Ryukyu Kingdom) severed its partial tributary relationship with Ching in 1879 fallowing the policy of the Empire of Japan, the Senkaku Islands as virtually part of the greater OKinawa (Ryukyu) Islands came to directly belong to the Empire.

Though the Ching Court in Beijing protested against this movement (not of Senkaku but of Okinawa), the Chinese empire did neither take any decisive measures nor accepted China-favorable diplomatic intervention by the U.S. Yet, this diplomatic operation on the Ching's side was terminated by the 1904 Japanese-Sino War, since Ching proved no ability to execute its sovereignty.

Through the 1911 Hsinhai Revolution, the new Chinese leaders including Sun Yat-sen never raised a question about territorial jurisdiction of the Empire of Japan on the Senkaku Islands.

It was around 1970 that the Chinese Communist Government suddenly started to claim its impossible occupancy on the Senkaku Islands, since the East China Sea was found to keep a great amount of reserves of crude oil and natural gas.

Indeed, Chairman Mao and Premier Chou even did not bring about the Senkaku issue during their military operation in 1950's against the Republic of China that had already fled the continent to Taiwan.

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Taiwan_Strait_Crisis )

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Former National Security Advisor to President Mr. Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski once said in an interview by a Japanese journalist:
"I gave a grade B to Former President Bush , C to Former President Clinton, and F to incumbent President Bush."

(http://www.globe-walkers.com/ohno/interview/brzeznski.html)

However, I think it is not a good idea to give a grade to President Mr. Barack Obama.

It is because China is not what it was when his predecessors were in charge of government in Washington D.C.

Indeed, today, there are 69,445 Japanese corporate workers stationed in China while 52,624 in the U.S.

It simply shows that critics should first introduce a paradigm change in their rating system to apply to politicians in Japan and America.

Most of wives of presidents and prime ministers who came to join the APEC meeting held in Yokohama last weekend visited Kamakura before President Mr. Barack Obama; but one first lady was missing in the old sight-seeing city. The wife of the Chinese President did not join others in Kamakura, 20 km south west of Yokohama, but went out for window shopping.

So, the only major event left in 2010, a year of the Ox, seems to be Christmas for Japanese as well as Americans.

Policemen mobilized from all over Japan to Yokohama for APEC security are now going back to their home prefectures, since more than 20,000 of them were patrolling in Yokohama.




(http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=OdqyJYLXzW4

Listen and sleep for tomorrow of wonder...

Reasonably, God's anger is not on infants and probably Mozart.)






Rev 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Yokohama for VIPs in November...

Yokohama for a believer in October...




According to History of Japan a Portuguese missionary, Luis Frois (1532 - July 8, 1597), wrote, samurai hero Oda Nobunaga killed with his sword a common soldier who was engaged in construction of Nobunaga's new castle in Kyoto only because the poor soldier tried to see a woman who was among many onlookers surrounding the site.

The book History of Japan was a very important record of Japan in the 16th century or specifically between 1549 and 1593. But, as his original writing or report was too lengthy, a senior clergy man in charge of the Vatican mission in East Asia did not handle it with respect. Frois' writing was forgotten for so long in Macau till 1742 when the original manuscript was sent to Portugal. (Luis Frois, Historia de Japam. edica~o anotada por Jose Wicki. 5 vols. Biblioteca Nacional de Lisboa, 1976-1984)

It was in the 20th century that his reports were compiled into a book. It seems to be also around 1970 that they were fully translated into Japanese. It is a kind of book of miracle, since even today's Japanese can know vividly how Oda Nobunaga and other samurais in the 16th century lived and fought.

Incidentally, Oda Nobunaga who was about to unite whole Japan was however assassinated by his vassal general Akechi Mitsuhide and Mitsuhuide's 13,000 samurai troops at a temple in Kyoto in 1582.

Yet, only Luis Frois reported that samurai hero Oda Nobunaga killed with his sword a common soldier who was engaged in construction of Nobunaga's new castle in Kyoto only because the poor soldier tried to see a woman who was among many onlookers surrounding the site. No Japanese historic records cite this tragic incident.

For Nobunaga, construction of a castle must be an act in war. If his soldier let his mind drift during any act in war, Nobunaga himself would be in great danger.

Nonetheless, it was not the norm for a samurai lord to sever the head from the body of his soldier for his being lax in morals. Was that woman a noblewoman or something? Or, was that common soldier a kind of spy?

Anyway, you can speculate about whether or not if a man or a hero can survive long based on how a woman is involved in his way of life.

Maybe, it is better for a woman not to access (ugly) politics, (big) money, and the sword.

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Finally, it is Kamakura President Mr. Barack Obama has today visited that the first samurai shogunate was established in 1192 or 1185.

So, if a man's family tradition can be traced back for 800 years to 1200 or so, he can be proud in Japan.