Not only TV stations but also the Diet Building, the NTT tower, and others...(Can you see NHK there if not me holding a humble camera, or the Yokohama Landmark Tower?)
Where to Go for a Christmas Ceremony
(Pour quelle église pour Noël?)
I do not go to a so-called Christian church nowadays for a ceremony, since priests in churches are so foolish. They do not show enough respect to the God and Lord Christ Jesus, while they think they are entitled to be respected by others, since they are so-called priests.
When they leave everything (money, titles, friends, and families) they have behind to follow Lord Christ Jesus, I may give them some advice. From the beginning, being a Christin priest is against a basic teaching of Lord Christ Jesus, since everybody is expected to call a priest "sir" in a church. They must work in factories or shops among ordinary people to meet the God, while calling their clients, bosses, and managers "sir."
Another issue is why the Nobel Peace Committee cannot award the Vatican or the Pope the peace prize. Which is more authentic, the Vatican or the Nobel Peace Committee?
Every priest in Europe, America, Japan, etc. must address this challenge. If the Vatican is more useless than the Nobel Peace Committee, it is out of question and it is not holy at all. If any church or priest is more useful than the Vatican, it must prove the effect and influence over the world before the God. If any church or priest is more useless than the Nobel Peace Committee, why can it stand between its followers and the God? (Who is allowed to stand between you and the God? Think it over!) They have to make more efforts risking all they have, namely money, titles, friends, and families.
That is why I think ordinary people, consumers, taxpayers, and voters working in factories and shops would be given more chances by the God. It is therefor a factory or a shop you have to go to look for the God but not a Christian church, even in the Christmas season.
But, it was Harvard that Rockefeller donated humble part of his money as a present if not for Christmas.
The New York Times
By STEPHANIE STROM, Published: April 25, 2008
David M. Rockefeller is giving $100 million to Harvard University, his alma mater.
Now, what do you request as a Christmas present? Or are you requested, since 200,000 people were killed by an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia and so on in 2004 and another 200,000 in Haiti in 2010, while 300,000 have been killed by society in a forced form of suicide in Japan over the decade?
This is my first Christmas message to peoples in the world, including American Judaists, the Pope, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Marxists, Chinese, Japanese, and so on, in this Christmas season of 2010.
Praise the Lord, the Christ, and Jesus of Nazareth!
(Remember that priests in churches are more foolish than Rockefeller...)
SECTION I: US Treasury Bonds
It is not GDP but the amount of bonds issued by the U.S. Government and held by China that matters correctly and acutely more than Chinese false GDP claim.
This is quite accurate data. And, it tells that China has a scale of economy comparable with Japan's, but it also calls intention of China into question. China intends to secure advantageous access to the American market as Japan does, so that both the countries try to satisfy the U.S. Government by buying the Treasury bonds and helping America financially. But, Japan is an ally of America in terms of security while China is not. Japan is a free nation based on democracy like America while China is not. America does not worry about anything essentially if Japan, a friendly country, holds a huge amount of American bonds. But, China has another face that looks like the Soviet Union in the Cold War.
Has China purchased US Treasury bonds as much as or more than Japan does as a kind of weapons to America in case? Or is it only to receive from America more preferential treatment in trade than Japan does?
(Click to enlarge.)
The blue line shows the grand total of all treasury securities held by all foreign countries, private and public. As can be seen, it has been increasing steadily since early 2002 and accelerated sharply at the end of 2008. The yellow line shows those securities held by "official institutions", defined on page 7 of the Report on U.S. Portfolio Holdings of Foreign Securities at End-Year 2004 as follows:
Official institutions consist primarily of national government and multinational institutions involved in the formulation of international monetary policy, but also include national government-sponsored investment funds and other national government institutions. Data on such institutions are collected separately because the motivations behind holdings of official institutions may differ from those of other investors.
The dark blue line just below the yellow line shows the totals for bonds and notes which are that portion of the total securities that are long-term debt securities, with an original maturity of over one year.
Look at the figure to find that the volume of outstanding bonds the U.S. Government sold has tripled since the 9/11 Terror of 2001.
The population or GDP of America has not tripled over the same period. But, the volume of outstanding bonds the U.S. Government sold has tripled since the 9/11 Terror of 2001. Yet, the U.S. unemployment rate has doubled since the Lehman Shock of 2008.
Chinese economic growth has caused deflation in Japan inevitably, but it has also caused a possibility of catastrophe in America so interestingly.
Nonetheless, I think that Japan and America will eventually overcome the challenges while China will have to face a graver one.
SECTION II: Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku
"We can do any little violence. We can tell any little lies, since we are on the side of justice. We are warriors against the evil force of capitalism, conservatism, and pro-American regime," said Mr. Sengoku to his friend Mr. Sadakazu Tanigaki some 40 years ago.
They were both students of Faculty of Law, the University of Tokyo.
Anti-Vietnam War student movements in Japan finally crashed against thousands of police riot troopers in the campus of the elite University. Yet, student Mr. Sengoku did not join the final battle around the symbolic auditorium in the campus, since he passed the bar examination. Student Mr. Tanigaki was busy climbing mountains, while studying also to pass the bar examination.
Then 40 years later, namely, this summer, Chief Cabinet Secretary Mr. Yoshito Sengoku called his old classmate Mr. Tanigaki, now president of the conservative LDP, saying, "I am not a leftist forever. I am a smart guy, you know."
The Japanese media acknowledge a strong influence Minister Mr. Sengoku has on Prime Minister Mr. Naoto Kan, a former member of anti-Vietnam War movement around 1970 and a liberal political party around 1980's. Some joke about their relationship in which the Chief Cabinet Secretary plays a role of a key decision maker which the Prime Minister highly appreciates.
Yet, most of Japanese voters have come to share the same bewilderment LDP President Mr. Tanigaki felt some 40 years ago when he heard his friend Mr. Sengoku candidly said, "We are heroes of social and political justice. We can exercise violence, tell a lie, and break laws capitalists made..."
However, the most dangerous enemy for Mr. Sengoku is not the general public and voters but Mr. Ichiro Ozawa, 40-years-long conservative but pro-Chinese politician of the same party as Mr. Sengoku after a long story, who has never claimed that he is a hero of social and political justice while now being indicted for political fund scandals. Indeed, when Mr. Ozawa was following old-fashioned bosses of the LDP in Japanese politics 30 years ago, Mr. Sengoku was a lawyer helping Koreans living in Japan and some corporate racketeers who were all against the Japanese establishment.
So, the main players are Mr. Sengoku, Mr. Tanigaki, P.M. Mr. Kan, and Mr. Ozawa.
They were all leaving universities or postgraduate school in Tokyo some 40 years ago or around 1970, but they are yet to learn what they should in institutions of higher education.
In addition, one thing common among the four lawmakers of the Lower House of the National Diet is a lack of ability to correctly measure the danger of Chinese militarism and Sinocentrism which is more harmful to Japan, Asia and the world than American militarism and capitalism due to the lack of tradition of Christianity.
My advice to the four is to read the Bible.
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Once or 500 years ago, a horse thief, actually a free-lance samurai, was caught and brought before a samurai lord who occupied as his own territory a portion of land of the great Kanto plain (on which Tokyo today is situated).
The samurai thief was expected to be subject to capital punishment, since a war-horse was so valuable for samurais.
"Taking a horse by force deserves death. Then what about taking a country by force like you?" challenged the samurai thief, saying so to the samurai lord who had actually started his career as a kind of samurai thieves.
"Well said. I pardon you. Let the man go free!" ordered the samurai lord.
No matter how ambitious a Japanese samurai was, he respected teachings of the Buddha and Confucius.
No matter how mean a a Japanese samurai was, he knew that samurais should respect teachings of the Buddha and Confucius.
Now you know why Japanese soldiers in WWII were so brave and strong, which Chinese, British, and Germans could not understand.
Anyway, if you want to peach to your sons or grandsons in Christmas using this samurai episode, refer to a biography of Hojyo Soun (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C5%8Dj%C5%8D_S%C5%8Dun).
Mar 12:10 And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:
Mar 12:11 This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
Mar 12:12 And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way.