Saturday, December 25, 2010

"Jesus knew their thoughts"

Holy Presents and Hopeful Presents

If an American Santa Claus has presented an i-Phone to an American boy or girl, it is not made in America but made in China.

Yet, in an i-Phone, Japanese components account for 34%, German components 17%, Korean parts 13%, and Chinese ones 3.6%, according to the Wall Street Journal.

So, Santa Claus should present an financial scheme to American consumers and workers that allows for American manufacturing of i-Phone products in America. In order to protect its intellectual property, Japanese component makers will all support production of Apple's devices in America.

If President Mr. Barack Obama can play a role of this Santa Claus, he really deserves another term.

SECTION I: Miracle on Christmas

Of course, I thought, walking last night, whether or not I might encounter a miracle on the Christmas Eve.

Then, the moment I stepped in a hundred-yen shop, my eyes were caught by green fruit readily displayed in cardboard boxes. They were a kind of oranges, looking green and looking like imported from Israel, since each of them had a label indicating "Jaffa."

So, I bought one of them paying 105 yen.

I have never thought anything from Israel could be sold at $1.2 in a 100-yen shop around Tokyo. But, so far, this is one of the direct answers to my thinking about a Xmas gift from Heaven in 2010.

I really wish that this miracle would help you if living outside Israel.

Remember: "Jaffa (*)," "Will," "Sweetie," "Product of Israel," and "P.Q"

(No Chinese allowed to infringe the right of production and sale of fruit "Jaffa.")

SECTION II: Russian Thief at a Fire?

The Russian President announced that Russia would not return to Japan the four islands annexed to Japan's Hokkaido Island.

Russia has not any right to take those islands as their own any more than the U.S. has any right on Okinawa Island though they occupied those Japanese territories after WWII ended.

On August 18, 1945
, the Soviet Union started to invade the Kurile Islands situated between the Sea of Okhotsk and the Pacific Ocean, though the Empire of Japan surrendered on August 15, 1945, accepting the Potsdam Declaration, after the Hiroshima/Nagasaki atomic (nuclear) bomb attacks by the U.S. In this invasion, Soviet troops cruelly fired at Japanese soldiers remaining there about to disarm themselves. So, a battle after WWII erupted in the Norther Kurile Islands, which ended on August 21 leaving 600 soldiers killed and wounded on the Japanese side and 3,000 on the invading USSR side.

On August 26, 1945, the Soviet troops started to invade the Southern Kurile Islands; on September 5, they completed occupation of Etorofu and Kunashiri, which belong to the Southern Kurile Islands, as well as the independent Habomai Islands and Shikotoan Island.

In November 1946, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan submitted to the General Headquarters of the Allied Forces a document titled "Minor Islands Adjacent to Japan Proper. Part I. The Kurile Islands, the Habomais and Shikotan."

In the document, two major islands among four islands the Soviet Union unlawfully occupied since the end of WWII are described as part of the Southern Kurile Islands. So, some Japanese think that this document could be abused by Russia, since the 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty specifies as follows:
Article 2
(c) Japan renounces all right, title and claim to the Kurile Islands, and to that portion of Sakhalin and the islands adjacent to it over which Japan acquired sovereignty as a consequence of the Treaty of Portsmouth of 5 September 1905.

But, note that the Soviet Union did not sign this Treaty that fixed the conditions under which Japan's independence after WWII was authorized by the U.S. and other members of the Allies who signed it.

However, the document at issue prepared by the Japanese Government in 1946 clearly showed the grave concerns and distinction of the Japanese Government before concluding the Treaty in 1951 about the two big islands and two other small islands off Hokkaido.

To understand the term "Minor" in the above document, the 1945 Potsdam Declaration should be referred to:
(8) The terms of the Cairo Declaration shall be carried out and Japanese sovereignty shall be limited to the islands of Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku and such minor islands as we determine.

According to the 1951 Treaty, Japan renounced all right, title and claim to the Kurile Islands, so that the Islands were moved in the hand of the Allies but not of the Soviet Union alone.

The sequence expected after the conclusion of the Treaty is that the Allies, namely the U.S. and the USSR, were to enter negotiations as to how to deal with the Kurile Islands. But, as the GHQ of the Allied Forces had received the above 1946 document issued by the Japanese Government, the distinction between the Northern and Southern Kurile Islands must have been taken into consideration especially by the U.S. Accordingly, taking notice of Japan's claim, the U.S. must have allowed the Soviet Union to occupy only the Northern Kurile Islands.

As a matter of fact, though it was after the start of the Cold War, the U.S. Government, by issuing official memorandum on September 7, 1956, supports Japan's claim that the Southern Kurile Islands belong to Japan despite the Article 2 of the San Francisco Peace Treaty which forces Japan to abandon the Kurile Islands. Yet, the Article 2 does not specify which country among the Allies should take the Southern Kurile Islands.

As the Soviet Union did not join this Treaty (though it supported the 1945 Potsdam Declaration), virtually only the U.S. could handle disposal of the whole Kurile Islands, since the Islands are situated only between Japan, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. over the surrounding seas.
Eventually, the U.S. Government supports Japan's claim that the Southern Kurile Islands belong to Japan despite the Article 2 of the San Francisco Peace Treaty which implicitly provides that Japan must give up its territorial right on the Islands if either of the U.S. or the USSR should request it based on the Treaty. As the USSR did not sign the Treaty, it has no right about disposal of the whole Kurile Islands. Its occupation to date has no grounds in international treaties concluded after WWII.

In summary,
1) In the 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty, Japan renounced all right, title and claim to the Kurile Islands.

2) The disposal of the whole Kurile Islands was, from a view of legal theory, committed to the U.S. and the Soviet Union because they are the only two members of the Allies virtually adjacent to the Islands over the sea.

3) However, the Soviet Union did not sign the Treaty, leaving the U.S. as the sole right owner on the disposal of the whole Kurile Islands.

4) Since Japan had informed the U.S. of the distinction between the Northern and Southern Kurile Islands before the 1951 Treaty, the U.S. agreed to Japan's claim by issuing official memorandum on September 7, 1956. It should be also noted that the Cold War already started at the time.

5) This official indication of the standpoint of the U.S. Government about the Souther Kurile Islands fixed the matter legally. The Southern Kurile Islands issue included in the 1951 Treaty was legally settled as the U.S., the sole member concerned in this issue, accepted officially Japan's claim that the Southern Kurile Islands belong to Japan as a historically authentic territory of Japan. As for the Northern Kurile Islands, they are left for negotiations between Japan and the U.S.

6) The Soviet Union however did not terminate its military presence in the Northern and Southern Kurile Islands. Its successor Russia has still kept them, neglecting all the legitimate processes about the Islands after WWII. (As for the Northern Kurile Islands, the U.S. has connived at the Russian military presence so far, but Japan can request the U.S. to make a final decision on the disposal of the Northern Kurile Islands, too.)

So, now you know why Kunashiri and Etorofu Islands of the Southern Kurile Islands belong to Japan, though they were once renounced by Japan and they are surely geographical part of the Kurile Islands.

In addition, the Habomai Islands and Shikotan Island are also unlawfully and illegally occupied by the USSR and Russia since September of 1945, as they are beside Kunashiri Island.

Lastly, some Japanese politicians, in addressing this diplomatic and security issue, has been taking a strategy of claiming that the Southern Kurile Islands are not included in the concept of the Kurile Islands specified in Article 2 (c) of the 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty. This strategy is however not legitimate. No matter how complicated, they should follow the above stated sequence of the rational claim and explanation.

(If the Soviet Union had signed the 1951 Treaty, the U.S. would have supported Japan's claim in its negotiations with the USSR, since the 1946 document issued by the Japanese Government showed the clear distinction between the Northern and Southern Kurile Islands.

Of course, the U.S. can request Russia also to return the Northern Kurile Islands to Japan as the sole authentic right holder over the Islands based on the 1951 Treaty for fixing the matter about the Japanese-American War between 1941 and 1945. In this case, Japan might transfer some islands of the Northern Kurile Islands to the U.S. so as to return American friendship and cooperation.

As for the status of the U.S. as a party concerned with the Kurile Islands, refer to the Aleutian Islands Campaign where the invading Imperial Army and Navy fought against the American forces. )

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Blessed be the LORD, who executes righteous deeds, crowning his saints with loving-kindness and mercy. My soul cries out to praise thy name, to sing high praises for thy loving deeds, to proclaim thy faithfulness--of praise of thee there is no end. Near death was I for my sins, and my iniquities have sold me to the grave; but thou didst save me, O LORD, according to thy great mercy, and according to thy many righteous deeds.

- Psalms Scroll of The Dead Sea Scroll -

If the Dead Sea Scrolls had been found before WWII, would more European Judaists have been saved from atrocity inflicted by Nazi Germany?

Anyway, it is not small-sized diamonds or Jaffa that is the most valuable asset in Israel; it is the Dead Sea Scrolls, though they were found by local Bedouins in 1946.

Does the discovery mean Heavenly authorization for Judaists' return to Palestine and Jerusalem?

If not, what does it imply?

This is the most valuable question and agenda to all the people, including The New York Times stuff and Harvard professors.

So, now, actually it is already December 26 in Japan.

Yesterday, namely on December 25, I watched a Kurosawa film "Tsubaki Sanjyuro" through a cable TV channel.

"A valuable sword is in a sheath. Do not be a sword that has no sheath to settle into."

This is the word I would like to present to you as an Xmas present, no matter if you are in Beijing, Pyongyang, or Moscow.

Mat 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

Mat 12:26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

Friday, December 24, 2010

"can add to his stature one cubit?"

Trees, here and there, since it is Christmas...
(Yeah, "a faithless priest and innocent Churchgoers" is also the norm in Japan where 2.6 million people call themselves Christians among the 127 million population.)

On the Christmas Eve

Japanese enjoy Christmas buying cakes and holding a drinking party or exchanging gifts.

Japanese listen to the bells ringing out the old year in Buddhist temples in the New Year Eve.

Then, Japanese go and visit shinto shrines on the first three sacred days of a new year.

Japanese know some Christians blame Japanese for their outwardly loose manner in observing religion, but Japanese know Christians have been making so many wars even after WWII.

Japanese know some Muslims blame Japanese for their outwardly loose manner in observing religion, but Japanese know Muslims have been making so many wars and doing so many acts of terror even after the Cold War.

So, most of Japanese think those Christians and Muslims are not clever or honest enough if they blame Japanese who respect Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, and Shintoism while keeping the Pacifist Constitution that has prevented Japan from opening or joining war after WWII.

No matter how loose the Japanese way looks, Japanese must please Christ Jesus and Allah more than any warring Christians and Muslims. It is the conclusion from Japanese observation of the 9/11 Terror and the War on Terror. All the Christians and Muslims must take responsibility. It is so if any single Japanese carried out such terror or a war, all the Japanese will be forced to take responsibility, since the world will think that it is religion of Japan that has generated such a Japanese.

Very ironically, some Japanese think, some Christians and Muslims cannot stop making war and doing terror because they proudly think they are Christians and Muslims more loved by Christ Jesus or Allah than Japanese are.

(With so many dollars in America and so much crude oil in Saudi Arabia, they must be able to find another way in dealing with the 9/11 Terror and the War on Terror. They can build 100 more Dubais in regions from Somalia to Egypt and Palestine to Pakistan. And nobody makes war or does terror in a Dubai which can be built with costs of $430 billion [$43 trillion is less than Japan's deflation loss in 20 years]. If necessary, have China help the projects since it is now building 20 million new condominiums in the country without occupants due to the bubble.)

However, Christ Jesus might say to any such Christians, "I don't know you," at the gate to Heaven.

However, Allah might say to any such Muslims, "I don't know you," at the gate to Heaven.

But, those who deeply understand Japanese spiritualism might say to Christ Jesus or Allah, "Sir, even Japanese are allowed to enter Heaven through the gate! And, I am closer to Japanese than those nominal worshipers of You."

In this way, Japanese, Christians, and Muslims would enter Heaven together, if they are judged to be as peaceful and honest as a genuine Christian or Muslim who must be as peaceful and honest as a genuine Japanese...

And, remember it is some Christians or Muslims that blame Japanese in person, but not Japanese that blame Christians or Muslims in person, from all I have heard.

For the honor of Japanese spiritualism, I write this under encouragement from Christ Jesus and Allah.

Stop war and terror, and then start to find a reason to blame Japanese, if any in terms of religion, since Japanese, as a nation, are now busy dealing with atheistic China or a billion Chinese atheists, for nowadays their god seems to be gold.

(Even European, American and Israeli Judaists of today never mind befriending Chinese and Indians so as to make big fortune, while those descendants of Abraham and Moses never blame Japanese for outwardly loose practices of Japanese spiritualism.)

So, this is my message in this Christmas. Praise Christ Jesus and Allah, since their religions were established 2000 years ago and 1400 years ago, respectively and respectfully!!

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In 30 B.C., the world looks like below:

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In 5 B.C., the world looks like below:

Not in the Han Dynasty of China,

Not in the Andhras Dynasty of India,

Not in Parthia of Iran,

Not in the Roman Empire or Greece,

Not in Egypt,

But in Palestine, the Son of God was born between A.D. 1 and 10 B.C.

So, why? Because no United States of America at the time?

The answer is that Abraham (2000 BCE - ?) and Moses (1200 BCE - ?) had already score higher points than any others before that time.

But, ....

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Specifically, around A.D.1, the Senkaku Islands must have been known to those who already started to live in the Okinawa Islands which were called Ryukyu in ancient days. The Han Dynasty was busy looking to the west and the north.


"Merry Christmas!"

"יום הולדת שמח המשיח"

Luk 12:24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?

Luk 12:25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

"the Son of man should be glorified"

Sacred Mt. Fuji...
Heroic Imperial Naval Ship...
Imperial Carriages...
So, displayed around Tokyo as the Three Sacred Treasures of the Empire of Japan.(Photos by EEE Reporter)

On the Emperor's Birth Day of 2010

The oldest shinto shrine in Japan is Oh-miwa Shrine situated in Nara Prefecture, south of Kyoto Pref.


Nara Prefecture, formerly called Yamato, is the old power base for the Imperial Family since the era when the Imperial Yamato Court was located there till it moved to Kyoto in A.D. 794.

The god enshrined in Oh-miwa Shrine is called Oh-mono-nushi who is regarded as the spirit of Oh-kuni-nushi. Yet, god Oh-kuni-nushi is a god associated with Izumo region facing the Sea of Japan.

A god in Izumo is enshrined in the oldest shrine in Japan that is situated in Yamato, the birth place of the power of the Imperial family.

Accordingly, the three most important shrines in Japan are Ise Grand Shrine enshrining Amaterasu-Oh-mikami, the ancestor goddess of the Imperial family; Oh-miwa Shrine, the oldest shrine in Japan; and Izumo-taisha situated in the Izumo region.

Historically, it is well known that Yamato and Izumo were two major centers of religion and politics in ancient days, in addition to Tsukushi, a northern Kyusyu area facing the Korean Peninsula.

Additionally, Oh-miwa Shrine is believed to have been established in 91 B.C.

Anyway, the Japanese myth is a little complicated and mysterious, since it contains some key factors related to Izumo and Tsukush. Yet the Imperial Court was first established in Yamato by First Emperor Jimmu in 660 B.C., according to the Japanese myth and an old Imperial history book.

Myth of any nation or tribe must be respected.

(So, from a religious point of view, the Emperor of Japan must be a son of the father who has a blood relation with First Emperor Jinmu through his male ancestors without an interruption, no matter how long some of those ancestors did not ascend the Imperial throne over generations.

Incidentally, the religious basement and the rule of legitimacy all the past Chinese dynasties adopted for themselves are very different from those for the Japanese Imperial Family.

Specifically, a son of the Chinese father cannot be an emperor of Japan, but a son of the Japanese father can be an emperor of China, though the last Chinese empire fell through the Chinese Revolution in 1911, and Manchukuo presided by the last Chinese Emperor was abolished in 1945 due to the surrender of the Empire of Japan to the Allied Forces led by the United States of America.

And remember that it is only once that an emperor of Japan has ever visited China in history; it was in 1992.)

PART I: Mencius (372 - 289 BCE; Moushi in Japanese)

Mencius (孟子) said:

Shun (舜), one of the greatest ancient kings, had been a civilian;

Fuyue (傅説), an outstanding minister to the Shang Dynasty (殷), had been a laborer on the street;

Jiao Ge (膠鬲), an outstanding elite official of the Shang Dynasty (殷), had been a fish vendor;

Guan Zhong (管仲), an outstanding minister to the state of Qi (斉), had been a failed prisoner of war;

SunShu'ao (孫叔敖), an outstanding minister to the state of Chu (楚), had been a fisher; and

Boli Xi (百里奚), an outstanding minister to the state of Qin (秦), had been a slave on the street.

When the Heaven intends to appoint a great task to a chosen man, it surely puts the man in hardship so as to make him suffer, waste his strength, harm his health, live in poverty, and fail in whatever he tried to achieve.

The reason for this process set by the Heaven is to move the mind of the man, have him conquer his nature, and grow something yet hidden in him.

Every man commits a mistake, but by correcting it he can take start in society. By checking his mind in bewilderment, hatred, and anger, he with calmness can later stand in society. By checking his appearance, behavior, and voices, he with calmness can later establish himself in society.

A nation will eventually perish, without an official who regulates society with laws, a wise minister who remonstrates with his king, a strong enemy state that could be at war with, and a foreign threat that could cause a war.

Therefore, you must understand in the case of man life is in distress, trouble, sorrow, and an ailment, while death is in ease and comfort.


Note: The Shang Dynasty (In in Japanese) is the first kingdom in China proven to have existed between 1600 BC – 1046 BC by archaeological evidence.

The states of Qi (Sei in Japanese), Chu (So in Japanese), and Qin (Shin in Japanese) all came to exist in the terminal stage of the Zhou (周) Dynasty (Shu in Japanese) that occupied ancient China after having defeated Shang.

PART II: A Chinese Student in Japan after 1989

The Chinese student was learning Western philosophy in a university in Japan when the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident occurred.

One day he found many books on ancient Chinese philosophy and copies of the Analects of Confucius and other ancient books in a book shop. He never thought that so many books related to the ancient Chinese culture were published and sold in Japan. Nobody in China told this sort of thing about Japan to this elite Chinese student. What's worse during the reign of Mao Tse-tung and his successors it was virtually forbidden to read the Analects of Confucius and other ancient philosophical books.

Another day he found that a huge amount of knowledge and a quite high level of understanding of Confucius and other ancient Chinese philosophers were possessed by Japanese professors and scholars. Even a professor discussing French philosophy in a class of the graduate school he attended referred to some teaching of Confucius.

This shocking discovery in Japan led him to opening the mind to truth. He found how sinful it was that the Chinese Communist Government had destroyed the tradition of ancient Chinese culture by forcing people to throw out the Analects of Confucius and other ancient books like rubbish during the Proletarian Cultural Revolution that was sweeping all over China between 1966 and 1978.

Yet, one of his grandfathers had secretly taught him the Analects of Confucius during the Proletarian Cultural Revolution, as he wanted his grandson who just entered an elementary school to become a Chinese medicine doctor in future. To be an excellent Chinese medicine doctor, knowledge of classical Chinese philosophy was essential. So, the poor little boy was just told to write and copy so many times each word and sentence in the old book the meaning of which however he could not understand. Yet, the grandfather burnt, secretly without letting him notice, all the sheets of paper on which his grandson wrote those difficult words, in order to keep this hard academic training secret from communists in his village.

So, the Chinese student in Japan suddenly recalled what he had remembered a long time ago without knowing the meaning in his grandfather's home in a village in China. But, now in Japan, he could start to understand the rich contents of Chinese classical books.


Finally he became Japanese by naturalization in 2007.

So, I recommend you to ask about China a diligent Chinese Japanese if you want to know truth, at a level of the global standard, about China.

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According to a Japanese economist, deflation that has continued in Japan since 1990 has caused a loss of GDP in Japan that reaches 5000 trillion yen ($50 trillion in a rate of 1990).

The economist claims that the Japanese Government should sell, say, 500 trillion yen ($5 trillion) of a right of issuing paper money (seigniorage) to the Bank of Japan in return for 500 trillion-yen bank notes issued by the BOJ. Then, without incurring budgetary deficits, the Government can spend money for services to the people, which would increase consumption and demands and thus narrow the deflation gap.


But, where has the lost GDP of Japan, namely $50 trillion, gone?

Yes, it has gone to thankless China.

Accordingly, any effective strategy applied to a fight against deflation in Japan must include this China factor.


I stepped out of the door after writing some part of this blog.

Then a small private airplane was flying almost 400 meters above my head in the night sky of winter.

Its wing and tail lamps were so impressively flickering.

Then I knew that my posting today was not useless at all.

Joh 12:23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.

Joh 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Historical State of Truth around Japan

Toyota Motor Corporation of Japan is going to invest further $700 million into China to establish its 100% subsidiary for development of new cars planned to start by the end of 2013.

(Toyota sells 1.8 million cars in Asia while 3.2 million in Japan.)

However, what is Toyota's duty to Japan? Toyota and other Japanese companies operating in China must contribute to promotion of respect for Japan among Chinese consumers and citizens.

Toyota employees must learn the history of Japan, Asia, and the world before engagement in business in China and other nations.

SECTION I: 1989 Tiananmen Square

SECTION II: 1937 Nanjing

SECTION III: 1905 Tsushima Straits (Russian Fleet)

SECTION IV: A.D. 714 Okinawa to Yamato

The oldest record of Okinawa people having paid a courtesy call on Japan's Imperial Court in Yamato (Nara), south of Kyoto, is of A.D. 714.

So, it is apparent that Okinawa people have been sailing not only around the Senkaku Islands but also in the East China Sea and the west Pacific Ocean as far as to the South China Sea in these 1300 years.

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Anyway, Japan and the U.S. are G2 that have enabled Chinese economic success, so far, while China is so ingratitude.

Lastly, since His Majesty the Emperor of Japan visited China in 1992, in response to a Chinese petition for winning the imperial favor, investments into China from Japan and the U.S. increased steeply .

Therefore, China owes something great to the Emperor.

"not rich toward God"

Hie Jinjya (shito shrine)...
Keeps a legendary imperial stone called "Sazare-Ishi" sung in the national anthem of Japan as it grows from a mass of small stones to a single rock...

Luk 12:21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

Luk 12:22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.

Luk 12:23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

"Do ye not therefore err"

(Indicated are the names of ten among many shinto shrines in Tokyo designated as key shrines to protect Tokyo by Emperor Meiji in 1868.

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Tiananmen 1989, Imperial 1992, and Senkaku 2010

The Emperor and Empress of Japan visited China in October 1992 in response to a Chinese petition for winning the imperial favor:

However, The New York Times was not so pro-Japanese even in this event carried out after the Tiananmen Square oppression in 1989.
Japan's Emperor Tells China Only of His 'Sadness' on War
Published: October 24, 1992

BEIJING, Oct. 23 — Emperor Akihito, opening the first visit to China by a Japanese monarch, acknowledged today that Japan's wartime occupation had "inflicted great suffering on the people of China," but he stopped short of the apology demanded by a growing number of Chinese.
The Chinese Communist Government was then alienated by the international community due to the brutality they had exerted in the Tiananmen Square, Beijing, to crush pro-democracy movement in 1989.

In order to change the tide, China worked hard to show the world that they were being supported by Japan. As evidence for Japanese friendship and favor, Chinese leaders wanted the visit by the Emperor to China, which would surely suppress criticism, Beijing thought, on the Chinese cruelty directed to democracy-seeking citizens. And, Japan accepted the request; accordingly the Emperor and Empress of Japan visited China in October 1992.

Chinese elites who attended a banquet held in Beijing to receive the Emperor all admired and respected the Emperor referring to the Japanese-Chinese War in the WWII era, since the Emperor expressed his deep compassion to the Chinese people. No Chinese elites in the hall stood up and shouted, "Please apologize more!"

But, in 18 years since this goodwill event authorized by the Japanese Government, the Chinese Communist Government has come to more and more display irreverent behavior like the ungrateful mafia against Japan where the Emperor who visited China in 1992 presides.

(The New York Times sharing an anti-Japan strategy with the Clinton Administration did not honestly report the state of feeling among Chinese elites who attended the ceremonial dinner party in Beijing.)

SECTION I: Japan Still Provides Official Aid for China

The New York Times never fails in focusing on China and helping China challenge Japan.

But, there are many, many things The New York Times does not know about China.

Till 2007, the Japanese Government has provided official development assistance (ODA) for China, which exceeds $40 billion over decades. ODA money from Japan greatly promoted China's economic growth in 1990's as I once discussed. When China's national budget was one tenth of today's scale, even a few billion dollars aid from Japan accounted for almost 10% of China's budget in a certain field of its public work, such as railroad/highway construction and airport building.

The Japanese Government still continues to provide official gratuitous financial aid and free technical support for China. In fiscal 2008, its scale was about $60 million. This amount itself is small, but China leverages status and credit accompanying this aid in its business activities with Japanese companies. A multiple effect is large.

Now, while China claims its status of quasi-No.2 economy in the world, will The New York Times donate $60 million present to China every year for further economic growth of China so as to be quasi-No.1? It is what Japan is doing, though, based on its peace-loving national policy.

But, why? It is mostly Japanese people are peace-loving people especially when dealing with Korea and China. But, then why did Japan annex Korea and send troops into China in the first half of the 20th century?

It is because those Europeans/Russians and Americans, looking like those now working in The New York Times, colonized and invaded Asia, East Asia, and the Far East in the preceding era. Yet, sea areas and islands all north of Taiwan belong to Okinawa Prefecture of Japan for 1,000 years and more while the Han Chinese have been mostly continental oriented.

SECTION II: Another Side of Japan-China Relationship

[Recap of]

I-1: At the End of WWII

As a result of the victory in the Japan-Sino War in 1895, the Empire of Japan received a huge settlement package from the Ching Dynasty.

The two main items were Taiwan and money reparations that were almost equal to the amount of three-year-term national budgets of the Empire of Japan at the time. The Empire fully used this money to build modern iron mills and other industrial facilities.

On the other hand, China and Taiwan did not request a settlement package from Japan after WWII, though China and Taiwan became a member state of the victorious allies led by the U.S.

Instead after WWII, Japan admitted, though diplomatically, the Chinese Communist Government as the sole authentic political representative of whole China. Accordingly, Japan cut the official diplomatic tie with Taiwan or the Republic of China in early 1970's.

Yet, basically, the Imperial Army did not lose war on mainland China. Generals, officers, and soldiers thought that they lost war against America but not China. Without the Pearl Harbor attack, the Imperial Army should have completely destroyed Chinese troops eventually, though it might have taken several more years. Accordingly, there have been an objection among the Japanese people to pay reparations to the Chinese Communist Government after WWII.

Besides, the Empire of Japan built wider railroad networks, many factories, and other modern infrastructures in mainland China (including Manchuria), which were all taken by the Chinese Communist Government after WWII.

In addition, the Empire of Japan had also huge assets in Taiwan, which were all taken by the Chinese Nationalist Government after WWII.

In addition, the Empire of Japan had also huge assets in the Korean Peninsula, which were all taken by South and North Koreas after WWII.

According to a theory, though the Chinese Communist Party still asserts that damages they suffered during the Japan-China War in 1930's and 1940's reaches $600 billion, what the Empire of Japan left in mainland China (including Manchuria) totaled up $567 billion and in Taiwan $101 billion.

(Conversion rules: $1 = 15 yen; Price differences: $1 in 1940 = $190 today)

It is true human casualties cannot be compensated by money. But, Chinese were not so weak in 1930's and 1940's; they had strength, power, and resources to launch war against the Empire of Japan and pull the Imperial Army into the endless battles on mainland China which were virtually an extension of the great civil war between Chinese communists and nationalists. China is also responsible for the Japan-China War in 1930's and 1940's.

Therefore, Japan does not owe anything to China (including Taiwan) in terms of the Japan-China War settlement balance, to your surprise. China has to cover the rest for itself, if any, in this context.


I-2: In 1980's and 1990's

Some people argue that Japan's total financial aid to China since 1970's when Japan carried out normalization of relationships with the Chinese Communist Government is just three trillion yen or so. While the Empire of Japan caused so much damage to China in the Japan-China War in 1930's and 1940's.

Some claim that Japan's aid as virtual reparations has been too little.

However, in my rough estimation, China received financial, industrial, scientific and cultural aid from the Japanese Government and Japan's private sector which was equivalent to 5% to 10% of China's national budget each year during 1990's.

Around 1990, China's GDP was just two trillion yuan or so, that is $400 billion. (Its average in 1990's is around 5.5 trillion yuan or so, that is $700 billion. On an average, one dollar was exchanged with 5 yuan before 1994 and 8.5 yuan after 1994.)

Japan's three trillion yen around 1990's is equivalent to almost $30 billion ($37 billion of today). It can be $2 billion per year, as Japan's aid was concentrated in this period.

As China received free $2 billion from Japan while its GDP was $400 billion around 1990, the Chinese Government could introduce modern technology and facilities in a larger scale. Chinese industrial development was really driven by Japanese money.

The ratio of Japan's aid to China's national budget per year is much higher.

Moreover, thousands of Japanese companies of various sizes and in various fields started to invest into and operate in China. Technologies, know-hows, and intellectual assets having been transferred to China by these Japanese companies are enormous.

Just around Shanghai today, you can see 1,110 Japanese companies and Japanese-affiliated businesses in a simple list.

In addition, the Japanese Patent Agency estimated the damages Japanese businesses suffered in the Chinese market due to patent right infringiments could reach 9 trillion yen ($100 billion dollars) as of 2004.


So, humbly clculated, the effect of Japanese private sector's contribution to China can be twice or so ($4 billion per year) as much as the governmental aid ($2 billion per year) to China through 1980's and 1990's.

Then, it is estimated that during 1990's, when the average of China's GDP was around 5.5 trillion yuan or so, namely $700 billion, China received financial/industrial and public/private aide from Japan at a scale of $6 billion; the Chinese Government could introduce modern technology and facilities in a larger scale. Chinese industrial development was really driven by Japanese money.

The ratio of Japan's aid to China's national budget per year is much higher.

Though there can be some minor differences in terms of figures depending on a way of analysis, it is clear that China today owes its success to Japan.

It is not a matter of the Senkaku Islands, but the one concerning the Japan-Sino War and the Japan's aid to China in 1980's, 1990's, and 2000's what mentally sound Chinese should talk about.

Finally, let's check the trend of China's GDP, national budgets, and their ratio.

Tall bars in the above figure shows China's GDP in each year and small bars China's national budgets (unit 100 million yuan); Lines are for a ratio of a budget over GDP (in percent).

For your reference, the trend of the exchange rate between the U.S. dollars and yuan is as follows:

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What are the Emperor and the Empress are respectfully doing nowadays?

His Majesty the Emperor and Her Majesty the Empress today visited a railroad museum around Tokyo, since the museum exhibits old imperial passenger carriages, etc.

Incidentally, December 23 is the birthday of the Emperor of Japan.

Mar 12:21 And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the third likewise.

Mar 12:22 And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also.

Mar 12:23 In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife.

Mar 12:24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?

Mar 12:25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.

Monday, December 20, 2010

"send forth judgment unto victory"

A Tokyo...
Shinto shrine near...
The National Diet Bldg...
Built around 800 years ago originally with a background of the Japanese myth...

Review of First Chinese Empire as Revolution

"You need two bells to learn truth" - a proverb of Haiti

So, I say even a capitalist is a human being; even Stalin is a human being.

If a capitalist fails in being rich as a capitalist, he would try hard to be a Stalin to be rich.

If Stalin fails in being a Stalin, he would try hard to be a capitalist to be rich.

SECTION I: From the Beginning: Arrogance

King of Qin with the personal name Zheng (Sei in Japanese) (259 BC – 210 BC) defeated all the enemy kingdoms that had sprung up or got independence after the fall of the predominant Shang (Shou in Japanese) kingdom to unify whole China in 221 B.C. Then he carried out notable imperial inspection tours through his territory five times in 220 B.C., 219 B.C., 218 B.C., 215 B.C., and 210 B.C.

It was the second tour that decided the fate of not only First Emperor Zheng (Shikoutei in Japanese) himself and his Empire but also China in the next 2200 years and also Japan.

First Emperor Zheng went up Mount Tai (Taizan in Japanese) in the east part of the continent to perform a mysterious ritual that was only allowed for a king or an emperor according to an ancient mythical teaching.

Religious worship of Mount Tai has a tradition of 3,000 years, it has been practiced from the time of the Shang to that of the Qing Dynasty. Over time, this worship evolved into an official imperial rite and Mount Tai became one of the principal places where the emperor would pay homage to heaven (on the summit) and earth (at the foot of the mountain) in the Feng (Chinese: 封; pinyin: Fēng) and Shan (Chinese: 禪; pinyin: Shàn) sacrifices respectively. The two sacrifices are often referred to together as the Fengshan sacrifices (Chinese: 封禪; pinyin: Fēngshàn). Carving of an inscription as part of the sacrifices marked the attainment of the "great peace"[4]. In 219 BC, Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China, held a ceremony on the summit and proclaimed the unity of his empire in a famous inscription. During the Han Dynasty, the Feng and Shan sacrifices were considered the highest of all sacrifices [4].


It is still controversial specifically how First Emperor Zheng performed the religious ritual at the summit of Mount Tai and what true intention he had. The Emperor himself did not make it clear or recorded how he had performed his own ritual as the sole ruler on the Chinese continent or the main part of the continent. (But, why must have it be kept secret? So as to avoid criticism or due to a lack of self confidence?)

Yet, when First Emperor Zheng was going down after the ceremony where he is believed to have associated with Heaven and Ground, it suddenly started a strong rain as if the heaven had been displeased. But, there was a big pine tree by the wayside that gave a convenient shelter to the Emperor. So, after the tempest, First Emperor Zheng showed his appreciation to the pine tree by conferring a peerage, which was very extraordinary since a noble title was given to a plant by an emperor.

Then, First Emperor Zheng continued to travel with soldiers and officials to the east coast of the continent to meet a master of tao sorcery called Xu Fu (Jyo-Fuku in Japanese) from a kingdom called Qi which had been conquered by Qin in 221 B.C. in the last stage of Zheng's war of conquest. Though the Emperor was just around 40 years old at the time, he accepted Xu Fu's petition to send him to three holy mountains in legendary islands in the east sea and bring back the legendary elixir of life for the Emperor. Accordingly, Xu Fu, a mysterious man, later left for the legend islands with 3,000 boys and girls as well as various types of craftsmen in addition to seeds of various grains, though Xu Fu and his band never sailed back to China.

And then, First Emperor Zheng and his great imperial procession continued, sailing upstream in the Long River to a place called Xiang Shan. From there his great party tried to cross a river in vain. A tempest again stood before First Emperor Zheng who got so irritated. So, he asked a scholar about a god of the river. As the scholar answered that it was mythical daughters of the most respected mythical Emperor Yao (Gyo in Japanese), angry First Emperor Zheng ordered his soldiers to cut down all the tress in a mountain on the river where a mausoleum dedicated to the goddesses was situated as if taking clothes from the goddesses.

So, a causal circle started to work.

The Qin Dynasty collapsed after First Emperor's death through a series of large-scale fierce battles against insurgent army in 207 B.C.

Yet, according to various local legends in Japan, that master of tao sorcery called Xu Fu (Jyo-Fuku in Japanese) reached some part of Japan after sailing across the East China Sea. Though it is not established whether or not Xu Fu contributed to any development of culture in Japan around 200 B.C., there are many Japanese today who believe that Xu Fu actually reached a certain location of the Japanese Islands, since the Islands had been regarded as the holy islands in the east sea by ancient Chinese philosophers. Some Chinese even assumed Xu Fu's linkage to ancestors of the Japanese Imperial Family.

As a lesson, it is noteworthy that First Emperor of China Zheng became so arrogant as to challenge gods and goddesses and Heaven after his conquest and unification of whole China. So, his empire Qin crashed when his son ascended the imperial throne after the death of First Emperor Zheng during his last imperial inspection tour.

In this context, it is noteworthy that First Emperor of China Zheng (259 BC – 210 BC) shared a similar fate with Alexander the Great (356 BC – 323 BC), though, over a century gap.

The most impressive thing about First Emperor Zheng of Qing is that there is unbelievable imbalance between the great achievement of Qin and the mean spirituality of Emperor Zheng.

"How could the first empire of China be built by this flimsy personality of Emperor Zheng?" must be a common feeling among those who have ever studied the ancient Chinese history. But, it tells power of something new at the time. It is apparent that Qin or its king Zheng, before their imperial establishment, had something so powerful that made their revolutionary achievement possible.

In other word, if any great revolution occurs in China, it can be mostly accompanied by mean spirituality of leaders who are engaged in the great deed.

That is why you must not simply respect or trust Chinese Communist leaders of today only because their predecessors achieved the great Chinese revolution in the early 20th century.

The New York Times might be thinking that Chinese revolutionary leaders and their successors have been all as great as American independent war heroes and their successors. But, it is not necessarily so, or rather it is opposite as proved by the case of Chinese First Emperor Zheng of Qing.

SECTION II: What Made Revolution Possible

It is of course revolutionary thinking like communism Karl Marx formulated.

Qing people eventually adopted revolutionary thinking in comparison with ideological traditions having been observed in the preceding period of history, namely between 770 B.C. and 221 B.C.

Especially the era between 770 B.C. and 476 B.C. in China is called the Spring and Autumn Period; the one between 476 B.C. and 221 B.C. the Warring States Period. The former is symbolized by the emergence of Confucius and other philosophers; the latter by wider use of iron and its application to weapons (though Qin in this period used highly advanced bronze weapons as effective as iron weapons that had been just started to diffuse).

As time went by, Qin started to view in a revolutionary manner the paradigm of Confucianism and other moral teachings and also apply iron to their weapons in an advanced manner, gaining a great military and political advantage over other kingdoms. However, they were all made possible without a king who was sufficiently a person of noble character and admirable integrity.

Put simply, the kingdom of Qin happened to meet the necessary conditions to realize a revolutionary change and achieve its conquest without contribution from spiritual power of its king.

Again, it tells how powerful and effective the combination of advanced thinking, at any moral level, and advanced weapons, if not original ones, is in carrying out revolution.

You may like to feel some glory in the terms of the First Chinese Empire and the First Chinese Emperor, but true glory was not in them. It was in the history or the era; otherwise, it was among poor people so living and fighting honestly for their own life and causes.

Even today, only poor people, but not elites, in China deserve the honor of recent economic development.

That is why it is stupid for The New York Times to blindly believe what Chinese elites say about the Senkaku Islands and the recent law-enforcing action by the Japan Coast Guard around them. Indeed, total 300 or more Chinese fishing boats are captured, and violent crews on board are arrested by South Korean authorities every year for their illegal fishing operation within the sea territory of South Korea. Though there are no islands such as the Senkaku Islands in the sea between China and Kore, it does not matter for the Chinese fishing industry. It is the norm for Chinese fishing boats to violate a territorial sea of a neighboring country.

But, of course, Japan does not blame poor crews of Chinese fishing boats. It is the fishing industry, related authorities, and elites and governmental agencies of China that has to take responsibility.

Now, The New York Times had better think which Palestine and Jerusalem belong to, Arabs or Israelis, since the existence of Israel looks so revolutionary after WWII.

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Japan's Prime Minister Mr. Naoto Kan is reportedly facing a crisis.

The 40-years-long politician of the same ruling party DPJ Mr. Ichiro Ozawa has rejected a demand from Party Head Mr. Kan that Mr. Ozawa should explain in a parliament committee specifics of the now-legal case of Mr. Ozawa's political-fund scandal.

They met and discussed the matter taking 1.5 hours in the Prime Minister Office today.

As Mr. Ozawa has an influence on 200 national lawmakers of the DPJ and P.M. Mr. Kan 206, according to the result of the recent party leadership election, it is a crisis for the prime minister.

The DPJ is virtually split into two camps, one led by P.M. Mr. Kan and Chief Cabinet Secretary Mr. Yoshito Sengoku and another commanded by Former P.M. Mr. Yukio Hatoyama and his senior ally Mr. Ozawa.

In these months whenever liberal Mr. Kan took a tough stance against old-fashioned Mr. Ozawa, the former's popularity rose. The recent low-approval rating, around 25%, for the Kan Cabinet has all the more made it necessary for P.M. Mr. Kan to resolutely deal with Mr. Ozawa. Yet, Lower-House member Mr. Ozawa took a major part in various political strife since early 1990's; he is a die-hard political guy with various sources of political funds.

This is the biggest news in Japan: Kan vs. Ozawa.

Of course, seeing the big picture, the point at issue is whether or not the conservative pro-American opposition LDP can come back to power through the next general election, though it fell from power last September after half a century dominance in the Japanese political domain.

My advice to the prime minister is to forget about Mr. Ozawa.

Let Mr. Ozawa alone, since he will be soon forced to make appearance in a court as a defendant. He cannot be prime minister. And let him manage his faction in the party. There is no need to expel Mr. Ozawa out of the party, since it will increase instability and uncertainty of the foundation of the DPJ regime.

What I want the prime minister to do is to remove the limit of the amount of government bonds to be newly issued in the next fiscal year. Issue 10 trillion yen more bonds to raise funds for a large-scale revamping of social and welfare infrastructure including various facilities and systems from agriculture to medical care and other high level of public work. If the Kan Cabinet cannot take a bold course of issuing government notes, it has to have the Bank of Japan buy more government bonds worth 10 trillion yen ($115 billion) from market.

Mat 12:19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.

Mat 12:20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.


I am...
Not such a...
Fool as would miss the 2011 New Year sign at the core of Tokyo...

What I wanted to say to them is that even if I could receive a $120 million salary I would not live and work like that.

"So, I would rather pay $500 million to avoid such a situation where I have to live and work like that."

"Protection provided for you by money and laws has really blinded you...while the God Almighty has already decided when and how you will be dead."

By the way, I encountered a strange, poor, but fine old woman putting on a strange over-coat, walking poorly a side walk of a bustling commercial street, pushing a kind of dolly, somehow fine, though covered by something like a blanket; so I took some from my pocket to hand it to her as she accepted it. But, the moment I checked what I was presenting I found it was just several minor coins totaling 120 yen or so only enough for a canned coffee in a vending machine. No 500 yen coin was included there, though I went forward to the entrance of a station.

So, you have to be content with any Xmas or New Year present worth more than 120 yen.

And, it was superb to check that today.

Accordingly, five days to the Christmas Eve and 12 days to the New Year Eve.


The movie took the Korean War into its context.

Yet, Takeshi Terauchi looks somehow like the N. Korean leader, if I may joke?

And, I mostly listen to Takeshei Terauchi and the Blue Jeans among Japanese professional bands, if I don't like to listen to guitars joking.)