Saturday, January 22, 2011

"as one that had authority" - (Before Christ and Before Caesar)

At the center of Tokyo...
An old samurai castle lot...
Though called the Imperial Palace Park today.



Une grande guerre, mais scandaleuse

Mencius, an ancient great Chinese philosopher said:

"There are four types of subjects among the people in a kingdom:

The first is the one who is only content with his service to the kingdom as needed by the king, without an ideal.

The second is the one who has an ideal to make the kingdom peaceful and prosperous.

The third is the one who has an ideal to make the world peaceful and prosperous, so that he would start to serve the kingdom only once he becomes confident of the prospect of the nation going to contribute to this ideal about the world.

And above the third, there is a great soul who is only devoted to keeping the right way of living for himself, by which he will influence all the people so that they will come to keep the right way of living."



CHAPTER I: Hannibal

Around 216 B.C., the future Roman Empire might have become impossible, since Rome was about to be besieged and destroyed by a maritime state who sent its genius general to the Italian Peninsula over the Alps.
Hannibal, son of Hamilcar Barca (248–183 or 182 BC) was a Carthaginian military commander and tactician who is popularly credited as one of the most talented commanders in history...


One of his most famous achievements was at the outbreak of the Second Punic War, when he marched an army, which included war elephants, from Iberia over the Pyrenees and the Alps into northern Italy. In his first few years in Italy, he won three dramatic victories -- Trebia, Trasimene, and Cannae -- and won over several allies of Rome. Hannibal occupied much of Italy for 15 years, but a Roman counter-invasion of North Africa forced him to return to Carthage, where he was decisively defeated by Scipio Africanus at the Battle of Zama...


Plutarch states that, when questioned by Scipio as to who was the greatest general, Hannibal is said to have replied either Alexander, Pyrrhus, then himself,[7] or, according to another version of the event, Pyrrhus, Scipio, then himself.


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


In the spring of 216 BC, Hannibal defeated 86,000 troops of the Romans at Cannae in the Apulian plain with his troops just half of the Romans'.

After the victory, killing or taking hostages of 70,000 Roman soldiers, Hannibal sent a messenger to his homeland Carthage, asking for reinforcement needed for invasion of the city Rome. But, leaders in Carthage, in response to his urgent request, delivered only 4,000 cavalries and 40 elephants. This reinforcement was ten times smaller than Hannibal expected. Accordingly, Hannibal and the sea port nation Carthage lost the chance to replace the Romans forever.

But, why would not leaders in Carthage fully meet the request from Hannibal?

It is because they did not want Hannibal to be a great hero conquering Rome. They envied Hannibal. They were afraid of Hannibal's rise in the domestic hierarchy of Carthage. They just wanted to Hannibal to give grave damage to Romans so that they could control the Mediterranean Sea. They did not want Hannibal to become a king. From the beginning, Carthage was well know for deplorable social climate of treachery and betrayal. It was a stark contrast to the strong bond of solidarity of Romans.

The Romans used troops consisting of its citizens; Carthage used mercenaries and elephants.

What Hannibal should have been engaged in was his conquest of Carthage, in order to make it a true kingdom of citizens, if mostly consisting of merchants, sailors, and pirates, in addition to North Africans.

From a religious point of view, it is very interesting that Israelites or Hebrews had among themselves no rivals or equals to Hannibal. Ancient Israel never threated the Romans in terms of military power and talent, like Carthage did. But, 2000 years later, it is Judaists that have survived the history due to their religion from which even Christianity emerged to conquer the Roman Empire and its successor modern Europe eventually.

This is a great lesson we should learn.



CHAPTER II: Consideration of Carthage

If I had been a leader of Carthage, I would have rather adopted a bidirectional invasion of the Italian Peninsula: one from the Alps by Hannibal and another from Sicilian by another general. I could also have Macedonians join the campaign toward Rome.

In other word, the historical fact that leaders of Carthage did not take this strategy means that they were not firmly determined to take on Rome. They did not believe that they could finish the Romans. They had no ambition to establish a great empire around the Mediterranean.

With trade over the sea, Carthaginians could be rich enough. They did not have to rule the Italian Peninsula whose major industry was agriculture. But, for the Romans already with the agricultural hinterland in the Peninsula as their base for subsistence, the trading nation Carthage could be a reasonable target for simple military occupation. And, for further prosperity, the Romans needed access to overseas agricultural areas without obstruction by Carthage.

So, the best policy for Carthaginians seems to have been allied with the Romans so as to concentrate on commerce around the Mediterranean. However, as proven by the fact that they could not keep peace with Greeks prior to the wars with Rome, they must have been destined to collide with the Romans. But why?

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

It is because they were descendants of Phoenicians: roughly speaking relatives of ancestors of current Arabs.
Phoenicia was an ancient civilization centered in the north of ancient Canaan, with its heartland along the coastal regions of modern day Lebanon, Syria, and northern Israel. Phoenician civilization was an enterprising maritime trading culture that spread across the Mediterranean during the period 1550 BC to 300 BC.

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


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

This issue must be considered together with a question why ancient Israelites would not advance to the west in the Mediterranean to be a trading state if it had had to make war with Greeks like Carthage. Did not King David and King Solomon have such a potential in their heyday?

Put extremely, ancient Israelites or Hebrews should have replaced Phoenicians and Carthaginians so as to establish another Carthage or Israelite Carthage. Then, Israelite Hannibal should have conquered Rome. They would have moved their capital from Jerusalem to Rome. The whole Mediterranean should have been under power of Israel. Accordingly, Christ Jesus must have been born in Rome.

But, the history tells that no such a glorious scenario had been prepared for Israelites and Judaiats. But why?

It is because their prime ancestor is Abraham, a man from Mesopotamia in the era of the final stage of the Sumerian Civilization. Ancient Israelites must not have been originally relatives of ancestors of current Arabs. It is unthinkable that descendants of Sumerians to have established a maritime empire in the Mediterranean though they would stay on the ground around Jerusalem between Egypt and Mesopotamia.

Conversely, if King David and King Solomon had tried to be another Carthage, they must have been completely destroyed by Romans like real Carthaginians. For Hebrews and Judaists to survive in history, they must not have had an ambitions to conquer the Mediterranean, avoiding a fatal collision with the Romans.

So, we might say that the real fate of Carthage is a once-possible fate of ancient Israel: They could threaten the Romans, pushing them at the brink of total collapse, but it must have been the best they could have achieved in the history.


*** *** *** ***


Taiwanese are kind to Japanese.

A Japanese man living in Taiwan wrote:
"When I ask the police the way to a certain place, they usually drive me to the destination by police car, since they find that I am Japanese.

When I ask the way to a certain place to local people, they often drive me to the destination by their car, since they find that I am Japanese."

Another Japanese man who traveled to Taiwan wrote:
"In an island annexed to Taiwan Island, I was waiting for a bus at a stop. Then a taxi came in, and the driver asked me in Chinese if I would like to take it. So, I said that I am Japanese in Chinese. Then, he said in Japanese to get in his car as he would take no charge. He also drove me around the island, speaking Japanese, since he was studying Japanese. He asked me whether or not his Japanese sounded strange. His Japanese was a little old fashioned, since he was learning Japanese by watching Japanese TV programs broadcast there. He said that he liked watching a Japanese samurai story. Anyway, he guided me all day long without charge. This is just one of good experiences in Taiwan."

Indeed, Taiwan was under Japanese sovereignty from 1895 to 1945. As the Empire of Japan introduced various modern systems into Taiwan, including modern administrative systems, modern education systems, modern industrial systems, and the Japanese language, the Taiwan people have still genuine respect for Japanese.

And, it is not the Chinese Communist Party that introduced various modern systems into Taiwan, including modern administrative systems, modern education systems, modern industrial systems, and the Japanese language, though nowadays only very old Taiwanese could speak genuine Japanese which sounds so polite and proper even to Japanese of today.







Mar 1:21 And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.

Mar 1:22 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.


Friday, January 21, 2011

"God created great whales" - (Warning of China)

Tokyo
Imperial Palace Park
Or Ex-Edo Castle till 1868



Quoi de mieux que l'éloge.

Mencius, a sacred Chinese ancient philosopher, said:

"There is surely some food that everybody admits its quality of taste.

There is surely some music that everybody admits its quality of melody.

There is surely some woman that everybody admits her beauty.

But, there is also some way of living everybody admits its value of virtue.

Sacred men in the world are those who have found the way ahead of everybody."


CHAPTER I: China Review

National Chairman of China Mr. Hu Jintao visited Chicago to show respect for President Mr. Barack Obama.

But, generally speaking, ordinary Americans are not taught correctly about China; American businesses do not mind any domestic problems in China, such as a 100 times more gap between the rich and the poor in China than in America; and American politicians think that China is easy to deal with.

Some American elites and rich men said that everything in the world would be decided by the U.S. and China. As a result, one of the poorest country, North Korea, has developed nuclear bombs and fired at South Korean naval ships and citizens at its will. American naval forces do not contribute to protection of national territories of nations around the South China Sea and the East China Sea. And, the U.S. Government has welcomed the Chinese National Chairman Mr. Hu as if it were welcoming a King of England. American allies and friendly nations have come to doubt Americans: "Did they sell their souls to the Chinese Yuan?"


Friend or Foe? How Americans See China
by Andrew Kohut, President, Pew Research Center
Special to The Wall Street Journal
January 13, 2011


Public interest in China is not just academic. A large majority correctly identifies China as the country that holds the most American debt. Growing numbers of Americans also see China -- incorrectly -- as the world's leading economic power. Pew Research's latest survey finds 47% of respondents citing China as the world's top economic power, and only 31% correctly citing the U.S. In early 2008, the balance of opinion was the opposite: 41% named the U.S., while 30% named China.

http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1857/kohut-how-americans-see-china-friend-or-foe


As I discussed, China invited many foreign companies into the country by appealing to them with its cheap labor force. Accordingly, half of import and export by China have been through these foreign companies or foreign affiliate companies. In fact, the number of Japanese companies operating their branch offices or factories in China reached 28,000.



According to an analysis, 40% of China's GDP has been produced by foreign companies and foreign affiliate companies making business in China

China's GNP is believed to be fairly smaller in comparison with Japan.



CHAPTER II: China Warning

Warning from Ireland:
Organised Chinese criminals open chain of brothels across Dublin
'Irish Times' advertising to sell sexual services

Monday, 21 July 2008

Human trafficking is now rivalling the drugs trade as the biggest form of organised criminal activity throughout the globe.

The Chinese gangs lead the world with thousands of young people being trafficked internationally.

In the US, the FBI estimate that a healthy young woman, enslaved and working as a prostitute, can produce over a $1m in profit for her masters over a four- to five-year period. After that, they may be deemed to have paid off their "debt" and may be released.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/organised-chinese-criminals-open-chain-of-brothels-across-dublin-13913341.html


Warning from Italy:
29 JUNE 2010 · 6:54 AM
Chinese Crime Networks Targeted by Raids in Italy

The raids follow growing alarm over criminal activity among the Chinese community. Earlier this month, the Chinese ambassador to Rome travelled to the Tuscan textile manufacturing city of Prato to meet officials after a Chinese employer was shot dead by hooded gunmen and two of his compatriots were hacked to death with machetes in a cafeteria.

Italy’s semi-militarised revenue guard, the Guardia di Finanza, said it had smashed two money-laundering networks which, since 2006, had smuggled back to China some €2.7bn largely amassed by a burgeoning counterfeit fashion industry run by Chinese criminals based in Tuscany.

Many of the firms caught up in the operation used cheap, imported Chinese textiles to produce bogus Italian fashion garments for export to eastern Europe.

http://draaktaal.wordpress.com/2010/06/29/chinese-crime-networks-targeted-by-raids-in-italy/


Warning from America:
UPDATE 4-NJ says MGM has ties to Chinese criminals
By Deena Beasley
Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:02pm EDT

LOS ANGELES, March 17 (Reuters) - MGM Mirage (MGM.N), accused by New Jersey authorities of links to the Chinese mob, has sealed a plan to exit the weakened Atlantic City market in favor of the booming Chinese gambling center of Macau.

New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement had accused the company last year of questionable conduct in associating with Pansy Ho, the daughter of Macau gambling tycoon Stanley Ho, who they said is linked to Chinese organized crime.

Gambling revenue in Macau, which overtook Las Vegas several years ago to become the world's No. 1 gambling center, rose nearly 70 percent in the first two months of this year. In Atlantic City, hurt by new competition from surrounding states like Pennsylvania as well as the recession, gambling revenue fell 25 percent between 2006 and 2009.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN1716985220100317?pageNumber=2


Warning from Vietnam:
Chinese drug traffickers condemned to death
May 31, 2010

VietNamNet Bridge – The Supreme People's Court on May 28 gave a death sentence to five Chinese people who transported nearly eight tons of cannabis resin to Vietnam.

According to the indictment, Chinese citizens A Giai and A Tran met with Lu Ming Cheng on April 22, 2008 to hire him to transport two containers of cannabis resin from Pakistan to Vietnam and then on to Canada for HK$1.5 million. Trinh re-hired Leong Chi Kai at a cost of HK$1.2 million to receive the goods in Mong Cai city, Quang Ninh province, Vietnam to transport the drugs to Canada.

On April 25, 2008, Lu Ming Cheng, Ngan Chiu Kuen and Duong Chi Giai flew from Hong Kong to Mong Cai to receive the two containers of cannabis at a Mong Cai-based company named Vu Hai Co., Ltd. However, without documents proving their ownership, they couldn’t take the containers.

On May 12, 2008, Lu Ming Cheng, Chan Kwok Kwong, Ngan Chiu Kuen and Leong Chi Kai returned to Vu Hai company and deposited $50,000 to take the two containers, containing nearly 8 tons of cannabis resin, and were arrested.

http://www.lookatvietnam.com/2010/05/chinese-drug-traffickers-condemned-to-death.html


Warning from the Cyberspace

The top 10 Chinese cyber attacks (that we know of)
Posted By Josh Rogin Friday, January 22, 2010 - 8:57 PM

The Defense Department has said that the Chinese government, in addition to employing thousands of its own hackers, manages massive teams of experts from academia and industry in "cyber militias" that act in Chinese national interests with unclear amounts of support and direction from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA).

1) Titan Rain
In 2004, an analyst named Shawn Carpenter at Sandia National Laboratories traced the origins of a massive cyber espionage ring back to a team of government sponsored researchers in Guangdong Province in China.

2) State Department's East Asia Bureau
In July 2006, the State Department admitted it had become a victim of cyber hacking after an official in “East Asia” accidentally opened an email he shouldn't have.

3) Offices of Rep. Frank Wolf
Wolf has been one of the most outspoken lawmakers on Chinese human rights issues, so it was of little surprise when he announced that in August 2006 that his office computers had been compromised and that he suspected the Chinese government.

4) Commerce Department
The Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security had to throw away all of its computers in October 2006, paralyzing the bureau for more than a month due to targeted attacks originating from China.

5) Naval War College
In December 2006, the Naval War College in Rhode Island had to take all of its computer systems offline for weeks following a major cyber attack.

6) Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and the 2003 blackout?
A National Journal article revealed that spying software meant to clandestinely steal personal data was found on the devices of then Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and several other officials following a trade mission to China in December 2007.

7) McCain and Obama presidential campaigns
That's right, both the campaigns of then Senators Barack Obama and John McCain were completely invaded by cyber spies in August 2008.

8) Office of Sen. Bill Nelson, D-FL

9) Ghostnet
In March, 2009, researchers inToronto concluded a 10-month investigation that revealed a massive cyber espionage ring they called Ghostnet that had penetrated more than 1,200 systems in 103 countries. The victims were foreign embassies, NGOs, news media institutions, foreign affairs ministries, and international organizations. Almost all Tibet-related organizations had been compromised, including the offices of the Dalai Lama. The attacks used Chinese malware and came from Beijing.

10) Lockheed Martin's F-35 program
In April, 2009, the Wall Street Journal reported that China was suspected of being behind a major theft of data from Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter program, the most advanced airplane ever designed. Multiple infiltrations of the F-35 program apparently went on for years.

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2010/01/22/the_top_10_chinese_cyber_attacks_that_we_know_of




*** *** *** ***


The more you are given, the more your have to give.

Christ Jesus said so, and not only a person but also a nation will be judged according to this criterion.

In this context, it is very strange that there are tens of millions of poor people in the U.S. It is more strange that there are millions of rich people in China. And, elites of the two countries have boasted that G2, namely the U.S. and China, would virtually rule the world.

The point at issue is that the U.S. could not even correct simple violation of a WTO rule by China. China has decided not to allow foreign companies to make a bid for development of mines containing rare earths in China. It is reported in Japan that a kind of gangsters and corrupt local authorities in a Chinese province are now monopolizing mining and refining rare earths while contaminating local environment.

The economic success of China is based on grave negligence of human rights, international justice, and environmental care to the degree that Japan, the U.S., and European nations cannot accept and bear. The principle of reaction should surely work in the near future.

However, this China problem is a weird result of the global material civilization of this era. We cannot simply blame China and America.




(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCUO7F2xjzw

In early 1960's, while tens of millions of local farmers were starving in China, public officials and party executives reported to Mao Tse-tung that his economic policy resulted in great success.

That is why most of Japanese people do not take China's GDP at face value.

What do you think?)





Gen 1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

Gen 1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

"Make straight the way of the Lord" - (Hebrew DNA)

Edo (Tokyo) Castle Demolished
Once the Tokugawa Samurai-Shogun used
Is Now Part of the Imperial Palace Park, so Displayed
(So, the Imperial Palace in Tokyo is surrounded by 5-km long moats.)


Concentration des Israélites, la migration des Juifs

In the 5th century, Kumarajiva, a Kuchean Buddhist monk, scholar, and translator of India, came to Changan, the then capital of China, so as to translate many Sanskritic scriptures into Chinese.

Anglo-Saxons started to migrate to the Great Britain.

The Western Roman Empire finally fell under the sword of invaders from the East.

In the 5th century, a king of Japan sent his envoy to the imperial court of the Sung Dynasty of China, asking for official recognition of his title by Sung's emperor, though the Sung Dynasty was soon replaced by another dynasty.

And more importantly, the global cooling that started in the fourth century was going to end in the fifth century.

Anyway, to our surprise, the start of the wide spread of Christianity in Europe coincided with that of Buddhism in East Asia.




CHAPTER I: 1000 BC & AD 800

In the history of Israelites and Judaists, the years of 1000 BC and AD 800 are very important in tracing their deployment as a sub-race or a major tribe.


Studies Show Jews’ Genetic Similarity
By NICHOLAS WADE
Published: June 9, 2010

Jewish communities in Europe and the Middle East share many genes inherited from the ancestral Jewish population that lived in the Middle East some 3,000 years ago, even though each community also carries genes from other sources — usually the country in which it lives.
...
Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jews have roughly 30 percent European ancestry, with most of the rest from the Middle East, the two surveys find. The two communities seem very similar to each other genetically, which is unexpected because they have been separated for so long.
...
One explanation is that they come from the same Jewish source population in Europe. The Atzmon-Ostrer team found that the genomic signature of Ashkenazim and Sephardim was very similar to that of Italian Jews, suggesting that an ancient population in northern Italy of Jews intermarried with Italians could have been the common origin. The Ashkenazim first appear in Northern Europe around A.D. 800, but historians suspect that they arrived there from Italy.


http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/10/science/10jews.html?_r=2



Section 1 - The United Kingdom of Israel 3000 Years Ago

What was the major event around 1000 BC? Yes, it was King David himself.


Edwin Thiele dates his life to c.1040–970 BC, his reign over Judah c. 1010–1003 BC, and his reign over the united Kingdom of Israel c. 1003–970 BC.[1] The Books of Samuel, 1 Kings, and 1 Chronicles are the only source of information on his life and reign, although the Tel Dan stele records the existence in the mid-9th century of a Judean royal dynasty called the "House of David".

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


The most important incident for human beings in terms of religion, culture, and civilization is the establishment of Kingdom of Israel. "It was a union of all the twelve Israelite tribes living in the area that presently approximates modern Israel and the Palestinian territories (Wikipedia)." So, according to the DNA evidence today confirmed, most of current Israelis and Judaists must have all direct ancestors who lived as members of David's Kingdom of Israel.

It means that after the foundation of the Kingdom, there were not many comings of people from other tribes into this major tribe that was consolidated at the time as Israelites, including all the twelve tribes that claimed their ancestral lineages to Abraham. After this grand union, the peoples from the twelve independent tribes must have been communicated and associated closely or evenly with one another to be one major tribe, the Israelites. As a result, a revised DNA pattern must have been formed and fixed with all the factors from the 12 tribes.


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

Probably, till 1000 BC or for 1000 years after Abraham, each tribe must have preserved and changed their own DNA pattern within the tribe, after each inherited some DNA features from Abraham. Finally, around 1000 BC, diffusion and loss of Abraham's DNA was stopped, Abraham's DNA came to be in total carried by the whole Israelites.

So, it is very reasonable that the DNA evidence has confirmed:
Jewish communities in Europe and the Middle East share many genes inherited from the ancestral Jewish population that lived in the Middle East some 3,000 years ago.


Section 2 - The Frankish kingdom at 800 AD

What was the major event around AD 800? Yes, it was Charles the Great (Charlemagne) himself.

Charles the Great eventually succeeded the Western Roman Empire which however collapsed 300 years ago. Over the era of the Great Barbarian Invasion, the areas today called Italy, France, and Germany were for the first time united under a single ruler.

(Click to enlarge.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlemagne

But, Charles the Great admitted territorial occupancy by the Vatican in areas around Rome. In fact, he was crowned by the Pope as the Emperor of the Western Roman Empire (or at least of the Frankish Empire).


http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%82%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AB%E5%A4%A7%E5%B8%9D(Click to enlarge.)


Charlemagne (meaning Charles the Great; possibly 742 – 814) was King of the Franks from 768 and Emperor of the Romans (Imperator Romanorum) from 800 to his death in 814. He expanded the Frankish kingdom into an empire that incorporated much of Western and Central Europe...

He also campaigned against the peoples to his east, especially the Saxons, and after a protracted war subjected them to his rule. By forcibly converting them to Christianity, he integrated them into his realm and thus paved the way for the later Ottonian dynasty.

Charlemagne and his uncle Bernard crossed the Alps in 773 and chased the Lombards back to Pavia, which they then besieged. Charlemagne temporarily left the siege to deal with Adelchis, son of Desiderius, who was raising an army at Verona. The young prince was chased to the Adriatic littoral and he fled to Constantinople to plead for assistance from Constantine V, who was waging war with Bulgaria.

The siege lasted until the spring of 774, when Charlemagne visited the pope in Rome. There he confirmed his father's grants of land, with some later chronicles claiming—falsely—that he also expanded them, granting Tuscany, Emilia, Venice, and Corsica. The pope granted him the title patrician. He then returned to Pavia, where the Lombards were on the verge of surrendering.

In return for their lives, the Lombards surrendered and opened the gates in early summer.

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


Here are three important points:
1) The Vatican must have already driven Judaists out of Rome before 800.

2) Judaists must have been living in Norther Italy, among the Lombards, before 800.

3) There were some North European tribes, such as the Saxons, who were not so willing to accept Christianity around 800.

Considering them all together, it is very likely that most of Judaists living in Northern Italy moved to the Rhenish regions or Germany where the authority of the Vatican was not so overwhelming at the time. The unification by Charles the Great must have made their great journey possible and safe through the Alps and along the Rhine.

So, it is very reasonable that the DNA evidence has confirmed:
The Ashkenazim first appeared in Northern Europe around A.D. 800, but historians suspect that they arrived there from Italy.



(For the year 800 in the context of Newton's Prophecy about the end of the world in 2060, refer to 
http://eereporter.blogspot.com/2011/08/have-ye-your-heart-yet-hardened.html)




APPENDIX.

Judaists today still keep some DNA traits their ancestors were also carrying 2000 years ago, though it is not a matter how much they share the same DNA with Christ Jesus. 
Genetic studies on Jews
In a study of Israeli and Palestinian Muslim Arabs, more than 70% of Jewish men and half of the Arab men whose DNA was studied inherited their Y chromosomes from the same paternal ancestors who lived in the region within the last few thousand years.

Approximately 30% to 40% of Jewish men are in the paternal line known as haplogroup J and its sub-haplogroups. This Haplogroup is particularly present in the Middle East, Southern Europe, and Northern Africa.  Furthermore, 15 to 30% are in haplogroup E1b1b (or E-M35) and its sub-haplogroups.
...
Studies of mitochondrial DNA of Jewish populations are more recent and are still debatable. However, it seems that there is no maternal lines common to all Jewish people.
Autosomal genetic distances (Fst) based on SNPs 
Italians
Greeks
Spanish
Germans
Druze
Palestinians
Irish
Russians
Ashkenazi
0.0040
0.0042
0.0056
0.0072
0.0088
0.0108
0.0109
0.0137
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetic_studies_on_Jews#Paternal_lineage.2C_Y_chromosome

*** *** *** ***


Today, the Japanese media started to announce that China is going to officially report more GDP than Japan for 2010.

The Japanese people take it cool, since they all well know China and Chinese.

As there 28,000 Japanese businesses are now operating its business fully or partially in China, Japan directly contributes to 30 to 50% of China's GDP.

In my estimation, some 10 million Japanese jobs have been transferred to China. This is the secret of the Chinese miracle success.




(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpAcQrt8-SE&feature=related

Ms. Condoleezza Rice was being interviewed on TV, of course, in America today.

She looks having been so glad, in her office in the State Department, to see that America has at last a "black" president.

Yes, Saddam Hussein's Iraq was different from the Soviet Union equipped with far more deadly weapons.

But, would President Mr. W. Bush have ordered to invade Iraq if Iraq had had then some nuclear bombs?

And, is China's control on its nuclear weapons as trustworthy as the USSR's or Russia's?

President Mr. Barack Obama should persuade China to abandon all the nuclear weapons it has now.)






Joh 1:20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.

Joh 1:21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.

Joh 1:22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?

Joh 1:23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"being a just man" - (DNA and Foreign Investment)

Tokyo
Imperial Palace Side(Click to enlarge.)


Juifs et les Américains

Chinese President Mr. Hu Jintao has visited the U.S.

Strangely, no big arguments about China's bubble are much heard. Indeed, a year ago the World Bank thought there was no serious bubble in China.

http://earlywarn.blogspot.com/2010/01/world-bank-negative-on-chinese-bubble.html

The fact is that the bubble already burst in 2008, but this bubble affected only 30% or so Chinese, namely 400 million Chinese. Another 30% has already entered another bubble. So, the next burst would surely surface unlike the 2008 burst, since there would be 800 million Chinese affected by the second burst.

For the U.S., there is only one important issue: whether or not the Chinese market would import more goods and services from the U.S. so as to increase employment in America, or China would buy more US securities and bonds so that American consumption will increase and reduce unemployment.

In either case, the Chinese economic expansion will not bring about anything spiritually valuable to the Chinese people unless they start to respect freedom and human rights. When Chinese people realize it for themselves, a revolution should happen along with a burst of a bubble.



CHAPTER I: Judaists' DNA

It is recorded in some documents that many Israelites lived in Rome even before the first Jewish-Roman War (66–70 CE).

But, after the fall of Jerusalem and the final defeat by Romans in the second century, no more Testaments on history of Judaists have been written to prevail in the world.

I mean that today no Christians and Judaists use the third Testament, as a sequel of a series including The Old and New Testaments, since it has not been drawn. It also makes it difficult to trace how Israelites and Judaists moved in the Roman Empire and later in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.

However, Judaists did not disappear as a tribe as we see today, though through long and complicated paths.

Studies Show Jews’ Genetic Similarity
By NICHOLAS WADE
Published: June 9, 2010

Jewish communities in Europe and the Middle East share many genes inherited from the ancestral Jewish population that lived in the Middle East some 3,000 years ago, even though each community also carries genes from other sources — usually the country in which it lives.
...
Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jews have roughly 30 percent European ancestry, with most of the rest from the Middle East, the two surveys find. The two communities seem very similar to each other genetically, which is unexpected because they have been separated for so long.
...
One explanation is that they come from the same Jewish source population in Europe. The Atzmon-Ostrer team found that the genomic signature of Ashkenazim and Sephardim was very similar to that of Italian Jews, suggesting that an ancient population in northern Italy of Jews intermarried with Italians could have been the common origin. The Ashkenazim first appear in Northern Europe around A.D. 800, but historians suspect that they arrived there from Italy.

Another explanation, which may be complementary to the first, is that there was far more interchange and intermarriage than expected between the two communities in medieval times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/10/science/10jews.html?_r=2


According to the genetic study, Italians of today among peoples in the world are the closest to Judaists of today, including those living in New York and Israel. Of course, Christians all over the world must be spiritually the closest to the Vatican, whether or not they deny the authority of the Pope.

In summary, the past 2000 years looks like still having been a kind of extension of the era of the Roman Empire.

Yet, in the 21st century, it must be changed. No more DNAs of Judaists and authority of the Pope shall count.

2000 BC to 1 BC: Era of Abraham
(from Mesopotamia to Jerusalem)

AD 1 to 2000: Era of Christians
(from Jerusalem to the world)

2000 to 4000: Era of Kingdom of God
(from the world to the Kingdom of God)



CHAPTER II Foreign Direct Investment

Japan's foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2009 is summarized as below:



Japan directly invested $10 billion into the U.S. and $6.5 billion into China during 2009.

The total amount of outstanding FDI by each of major countries at the end of 2008 is as follows:

USA...3,699
UK...1,568
France...1,303
Germany...1,249
Japan...680
S. Korea...96

(in $billion)

Western power, namely American and European power, can be really measured in the above figures of accumulated amounts of overseas investments by them. With U.S., U.K., France, and Germany altogether, they have invested $7.8 trillion into the world in these years.


But where have the U.S. invested in these years?


http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RS21118.pdf

The largest target for American investment has been Japan except Europe and Anglo-Saxon nations.

Conversely, the U.S. does not look like behaving as the global leader with its investment potential. It has mainly helped advanced European countries and Anglo-Saxon nations. The U.S. has not used its financial power for sound development of the world.

But, then who has helped G20 countries (excluding G7 and other advanced nations) and China?

Japan has been the most reliable investor into China.

Of course, the U.S. itself has been helping China get great.



And from another angle, the global economy of today is, as everybody feels vaguely, led by the seizure of money by America who issues the sole key currency, the U.S. dollar, to worldwide countries. It was just like the global economy 1700 or 2100 years ago was, as everybody knows apparently, led by the seizure of foods and goods by the Roman Empire who delivered the only meaningful citizenship of the era, the Roman citizenship, to the conquered tribes.

(Click to enlarge.)
(http://www.murc.jp/report_pdf/20101228_154605_0550594.pdf)

Finally, the U.S. is the greatest benefactor neither to China and other developing countries nor to Japan and some advanced countries in terms of provision of money, funds, and U.S. dollars.

Yet, the U.S. is the greatest and selfish circulator or distributor of dollars, even to its own citizens, workers, and voters.


U.S. Direct Investment Abroad:
Trends and Current Issues
James K. Jackson
Specialist in International Trade and Finance
July 28, 2010

The United States is the largest investor abroad and the largest recipient of direct investment in the world. For some Americans, the national gains attributed to investing overseas are offset by such perceived losses as displaced U.S. workers and lower wages. Some observers believe U.S. firms invest abroad to avoid U.S. labor unions or high U.S. wages, however, 70% of U.S. foreign direct investment is concentrated in high income developed countries. Even more striking is the fact that the share of investment going to developing countries has fallen in recent years. Most economists conclude that direct investment abroad does not lead to fewer jobs or lower incomes overall for Americans and that the majority of jobs lost among U.S. manufacturing firms over the past decade reflect a broad restructuring of U.S. manufacturing industries.

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RS21118.pdf


Still something is very untrustworthy with American money handling.


*** *** *** ***


Mencius said:

"Yao (Gyo in Japanese, 堯), a legendary Chinese ruler of ancient China in the 24th to 23rd century BC and Shun (Shun in Japanese, 舜), a legendary leader of ancient China in the 23rd to 22nd century BC practiced their charity and justice to their people, according to their nature.

Some great kings of the ancient Yin Dynasty practiced their charity and justice to their people as they learnt charity and justice through training and improving themselves.

However, the notable five brave kings in the Chunqiu era who relied on their sword to take the position just borrowed the spirit of charity and justice. But, as they did not return what they borrowed for a long time, everybody came to mistake their borrowed virtue as genuine virtue."





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

According to a Japanese blog, one old homeless man in Tokyo was brought to a hospital, without a hope of recovery, where he was treated somewhat badly by an arrogant doctor who was going to operate on him. So, one of his friends, not old at all, who visited the hospital to ask after the old man, got angry at the doctor, though he did not show the feeling, since he is homeless, too. When coming back from the clinic, he bought a pack of eggs which he broke as he failed in controlling a bicycle he was pedaling. But, at the moment of the minor accident, his anger against the arrogant doctor vanished. [http://yukuri.exblog.jp/12714134/]

So, just remember that there is one homeless man in Japan who has his own blog to report a state of homelessness in which he is living with his friends sometimes so ill.

And for one homeless man in Japan, there are 30 times or more homeless people in America, while in China there are 100 million people materially poor and mentally sick who are not even allowed to live as homeless.)






Mat 1:19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.

Mat 1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"straightway they forsook their nets" - (Senkaku Review)

Tokyo,
Tokyo,
Subway!!




Importance de l'histoire

BBC picked up the King James' Version of the Bible.


17 January 2011 Last updated at 12:16 GMT
King James Bible: How it changed the way we speak

...Another reason was that the time was ripe. "English was in a particularly fluid state. Both the works of Shakespeare and the King James Bible appeared around this formative time and stamped their imprint on the newer forms of the language."
...
"This reflects their different jobs," says Crystal. "The whole point of being a dramatist is to be original in your language. The Bible translators, in contrast, were under strict instructions not to be innovative but to look backwards to what earlier translators had done." Earlier translators whose only concern was to translate the Bible literally.

So paradoxically it seems that the profound influence of the King James Bible in changing and shaping our language came through the desire to be as linguistically conservative as possible.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12205084


I don't know if any BBC reporters have ever accessed this blog.

But, EEE-Reporter must be contributing to this humble boom of the King James Version.



CHAPTER I: Senkaku Old Maps

The following old map the Ming Dynasty prepared in 1560's took some attentions from viewers since I included it in my "Historical Analysis of the Senkaku Islands" (http://eereporter.blogspot.com/2010/10/yesterday-two-miracles-however-you.html)

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.



In the above map, the Senkaku Islands are depicted with other islands close to the Chinese Continent but also with Taiwan which was not included in the Ming territory at the time.

The fact that the Senkaku Islands are depicted in this old map does not mean that the Ming Dynasty established its territorial jurisdiction over the Islands.

The full view of this map is as follows.

(Click to enlarge.)

The source of this map is: http://www.geocities.jp/tanaka_kunitaka/senkaku/chokaizuhen-1562/

But, this map is just part of an atlas the Ming Dynasty prepared for its need to protect its people and territory from Japanese pirates and Chinese pirates tied up with Japanese. Its aim was not to proclaim territorial sovereignty but to point to the sea area where the pirates were active.

For example, in another map of the atlas, the whole Fujian coast lines are depicted but it does not include the Senkaku Islands. If the Islands had belonged to the Ming Dynasty, they must have been part of the Fujian Province. But, the Senkaku Islands were not depicted as part of the Province. If this map had been drawn for the purpose of declaring Ming's territorial scope, it should not have been allowed to omit the Senkaku Islands from this Fujian Province's sea map.

The whole Fujian coast line map included in the atlas "Cyu-Kai-Zu" (in Japanese, [籌海図編]) is as follows:

(Click to enlarge.)

So, it is true that some Ming officials acknowledged existence of the Senkaku Islands as they put them in a kind of official book. But, for 1000 years before their acknowledgment, Okinawa/Ryukyu fishermen and sailors had bee familiar with, and active around, the Senkaku Islands. It was after the Kingdom of Ryukyu/Okinawa became a partial tributary to the Ming Dynasty that Ming officials came to write some about the Islands, since they had to travel to Okinawa Island for diplomatic purpose.

And, from the beginning, the Ming Dynasty had no reason to declare its territorial occupancy of the Senkaku Islands to anybody, since the only close nation, the Kingdom of Okinawa/Ryukyu, became a tributary to Ming. Any territorial claim based on arrogance of past Chinese empires cannot be accepted in this modern era since the late 19th century.

This is the spirit to review over the Chinese irrational claim of its dominum over Okinawa's and Japan's Senkaku Islands.





CHAPTER II: The Concern of Rome around A.D. 35

Holy Christ Jesus is believed to have left this world some time between AD 29 and AD 36.

However the most serious concern of the Roman Empire to the East, militarily monitored and controlled by its legion stationed in Syria, was different from the fate of the Son of God.

It is due to ambitions of Artabanus II of Parthia who ruled the Parthian Empire from about AD 10 to 38.

Tiberius' nephew and heir Germanicus, whom he sent to the East, concluded a treaty with Artabanus, in which he was recognized as king and friend of the Romans. Armenia was given in AD 18 to Zeno, the son of the king of Pontus.

Artabanus, like all Parthian princes, was much troubled by the opposition of the grandees. He is said to have been very cruel in consequence of his education among the Dahan barbarians. To strengthen his power he killed all the Arsacid princes whom he could reach. Rebellions of the subject nations may have occurred also. We learn that he intervened in the Greek city Seleucia on the Tigris in favour of the oligarchs, and that two Jewish brigands, Anilai and Asinai, maintained themselves for years in Neerda in the swamps of Babylonia, and were acknowledged as dynasts by Artabanus.

In 35, he tried anew to conquer Armenia, and to establish his son Arsaces as king there. A war with Rome seemed inevitable. But that party among the Parthian magnates which was hostile to Artabanus applied to Tiberius for a king of the race of Phraates. Tiberius sent Phraates's grandson, Tiridates III, and ordered Lucius Vitellius (the father of the emperor Vitellius) to restore the Roman authority in the East. By very dexterous military and diplomatic operations Vitellius succeeded completely. Artabanus was deserted by his followers and fled to the East. Tiridates, who was proclaimed king, could no longer maintain himself, because he appeared to be a vassal of the Romans; Artabanus returned from Hyrcania with a strong army of Scythian (Dahan) auxiliaries, and was again acknowledged by the Parthians. Tiridates left Seleucia and fled to Syria. But Artabanus was not strong enough for a war with Rome; he therefore concluded a treaty with Vitellius in 37, in which he gave up all further pretensions.

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


So, when Holy Christ Jesus and His followers were suffering the testing time, Roman Emperor Tiberius focused on Armenia, Parthia, and Syria all north and east of Jerusalem.

Accordingly, Pontius Pilate, the fifth Prefect of the Roman province of Judaea from AD 26–36, must have been fully ready to respond to any possible executive order to him from Syria or Rome. Pilate must have tried to keep Palestine or Judaea as calm as possible, since a big turmoil of any kind would have harmed the political and military operation the Roman Emperor himself was engaged in.

There is even a possibility that Artabanus II of Parthia sent a spy or an agent provocateur to cause some social unrest around Jerusalem, so that Roman legion stationed in Syria would have been needed to suppress insurgents and restore order in Palestine. It would have restricted military maneuverability of Romans against Parthia.

In this scenario, Very Holy Christ Jesus might have bee suspected to be an agent sent by Artabanus II. Or even Judas Iscariot might have been such an agent.

From a military and political point of view, if Israelites had tied with Parthia at the time and rose against the Roman rule, it could have led to a larger scale of war for the Roman Empire.

Conversely, Truly Very Holy Christ Jesus could be regarded to have contributed to stability of Palestine in the very complicated situation around A.D. 35.




*** *** *** ***


Mencius said:

"There are three cases where a master serves a king.

First, when a king comes in his best manners to invite the master to his court, promising that whatever the master recommends shall be performed, the master shall go and serve the king.

In this case, the mater shall leave the court if any of his recommendations is not accepted.

Second, if not promising that whatever the master recommends shall be performed, when a king comes in his best manners to invite the master to his court, the master shall go and serve the king.

In this case, the mater shall leave the court if the king come to fail in observing his best manners.

Third and last, when a master is starving to be finally unable to go out of the gate of his house and a king informed of the plight of the master comes to help the master, thinking that it is a big shame to have a great man starve to death in his country, though he cannot perform the sacred way he teaches due to his selfishness, the master may accept the help from the king.

In this case, the master shall receive aid and support from a king in an amount only enough to escape death from starvation.

Ancient masters all lived in this way."





Mar 1:17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.

Mar 1:18 And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.


Monday, January 17, 2011

"in the spirit and power of Elias" - (Japan's Deflation)

Tokyo,
Tokyo,
Shinkansen!!




La déflation du Japon

Christ Jesus and Seneca, or Seneca the Younger, (c. 1 BC – 65 AD) lived in the same era.

Though Christ Jesus, as a human being, was killed at the age in his middle 30's, Seneca, a Roman philosopher and a teacher of Emperor Nero, was forced to commit a suicide by Nero after having lived twice longer than Christ Jesus.

I think the God had set Seneca as somebody to be compared with Christ Jesus. Indeed, they belong to the same generation.

The point at issue is whether or not Seneca knew anything about Christ Jesus. There is a theory that Seneca was baptized by St. Paul, which is however unlikely.

Christ Jesus and Seneca shared one big tragedy that both were betrayed, at least to the surface, by their disciples: Judas Iscariot and Emperor Nero who both however later committed a suicide.

So, what is a lesson the God gave in this context with Seneca as a contemporary of Christ Jesus?

At least, we may think that there is almost no difference if a man of justice dies at his 30's or 60's. They both would be highly revered or respected in history. So, the final point at issue is how much we can accept it: a heroic, glorious, but tragic or otherwise humble death at our 30's or 60's. To consider this point meaningfully, we need a true religion.


CHAPTER I: Stagnation of Export or Lost Decade of Japan

From 1996 to 2002, it became clear that Japan was in a decade long period of recession and deflation.

As Japan was already at its summit of material development of the society (even its nature was at a risk of total demolition and contamination due to massive industrialization), it could not boost domestic needs in a conventional way. So, it had to turn to export for its further growth in economy, at least, on the balance sheet. But, export itself stopped growing linearly as had been observed before.



One side of the truth is found in the trend of its export in the era as presented in the figure below showing Japan's export to East Asia including China, China only, the U.S., and EU 15, the four major export destination for Japan.



Around 2003, Japan's GDP showed some increase and its state of economy was improved. There are still arguments going on why the situation was improved then. Some point to effect of the reformation the then Prime Minister Mr. Junichiro Koizumi introduced on the supply side.

But, the answer is the economic rise of East Asia, especially China as seen in the above figure.

As another world No.2 economy (China) emerged adjacent to the authentic world No.2 economy (Japan), some critical influence must have appeared on the authentic world No.2 economy (Japan) and the No.1 economy (USA).

It was deflation for Japan due to cheaper labor costs in Japan; it was higher unemployment in the U.S. as manifested after the 2008 financial crisis.

Japanese businesses opted for transferring their business to China for cheap labor costs in China so as to take up a challenge of international competition. This massive movement caused deflation in Japan. Cheap goods imported from China also forced prices of goods manufactured in Japan to be cut drastically. In this way, wages and prices have bee falling down in Japan. It led to less and less tax revenues for the Japanese Government.

Japanese businesses had to increase export to China for their profits. They had to also import cheap products to sell in Japan, which spurred their investment into China and operation of plants and factories in China. In fact. Japan is now the largest exporter to China and the third largest importer from China.

Though the No.1 importer from China, the U.S., has 2.5 times more population than Japan, its import from China is just 2.5 times larger than Japan's import from China. It means Japan consumes Chinese goods per person as much as the U.S. does. This is also one of the major key factor of Japan's deflation.

(http://www.rieti.go.jp/users/china-tr/jp/100224world.htm)

As everybody in the world is praising the economic success of China, each country in the world wants to be the No.1 exporter to China to boost its economy. But, it is Japan who is the No.1 exporter to China, since Japan has invested so much into China more than the U.S. has.



But, Japan is in 15-years long deflation due to Chinese cheap labor costs, intensified international business competition, and saturation of its material/industrial development in Japan. Poor manipulation of interest rates and poor provision of paper money by the Bank of Japan are not the major cause of this deflation. Even a decreasing trend of Japan's population is not a major cause, though Japanese businesses have not tried to increase the number of workers in Japan since they can employ Chinese at cheaper wages.

In fact, currently more than 28,000 Japanese companies are operating in China, though some already withdrew due to lies, betrayals, and crimes in China. If these companies stayed in Japan, they would employ one million to two million more Japanese workers domestically in total. But, as they have moved their business and operation, though mostly partially, to China, so many Japanese workers have lost jobs and wages, leading to less and less tax revenues to the Japanese Government. This is the most important factor in Japan's lost decade, big financial deficit, and 15-years-long deflation.

The Western media have never discussed China and Japan correctly in its true relationship. They are just happy to see a kind of fall of Japan that has denied inherent superiority of European races and the Christianity since the late 19th century. But now, Europe is in a worse shape than Japan. While the Western media expected the state bankruptcy of Japan, Iceland, Greece, and Ireland broke down. The U.K. was forced to increase a tax rate. The U.S. had to even suffer the bankruptcy of GM. Yet, the Western media continue to show less respect for Japan laughing at Japan's rapidly aging society. What is worse, the Western media would not report reality in China, while Norway has been intimated by China for the Nobel Peace prize issue.

Now, you know what the Japan problem is. Your attitudes to the Western media and China would change, accordingly. Then, you might contribute to sound global economy where China is one of the major controversial elements.




CHAPTER II: Nikkei 225


The economic state in Japan can be represented by Nikkei 225, a stock market index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange.



In light with the above figures concerning export from Japan, it is apparent that the Japanese economy went through the recession after the burst of the bubble till 1996 while being supported by a steady growth of export.

From 1996 to 2002, as export from Japan lost an upward momentum due to a change in global demands and heavy investment into China, deflation came to be intensified in Japan.

But, around 2002, the Chinese economy was launched into a high growth orbit, and the American economy recovered. Accordingly, export from Japan started to grow again rapidly, leading to some boom domestically.

And, with the 2008 financial crisis, the U.S. import from Japan drastically dropped; the Nikkei 225 index plummeted down.

This trend of the economic situations in Japan can be confirmed in the following figure presenting the sales trend of Japanese makers.

(http://www.meti.go.jp/report/whitepaper/mono/2010/g00601a02j-2.pdf)

As Japan has not abundant natural resources needed for its industry, its domestic demands are closely linked with industrial activities for export. Domestic companies have a great amount of business contracts with exporting companies such as Toyota. Contribution to Japan's GDP from domestic companies is actually indirect contribution from exporting ones such as Toyota.

In other words, with China continuing import from Japan and the U.S. economy coming right on the track again, the Japanese economy would naturally get out of the current recession. Or, if Americans cannot spend big money any more like they did before the Lehman Shock in 2008, the emerging markets in Asia, including India, would cover reduction in export to the U.S. In either case, as long as Japanese businesses keep a superior competitive edge, it can avoid the worst case.

Yet, how to deal with the 15-years long depression is the most important challenge for Japan.



*** *** *** ***



Mencius said:

"There are five ways to educate a young man.

First, bring up his personality like an appropriate amount of rain grows a plant in nature.

Secondly, lead him so that he will bring his virtue to completion.

Thirdly, lead him so that he will develop his talent fully.

Fourth, simply ask questions and have him answer them.

And, fifth, have him receive indirect guidance so as to train himself.

The master chooses an appropriate method from the five ways according to individuality of a young man."






Luk 1:16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.

Luk 1:17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.



Sunday, January 16, 2011

Coming of a Mini Ice Age?

Japan's Diet Building in...
Tokyo, today, also cold at sunset.(Click to enlarge.)


la venue d'un âge de glace mini

It is very cold in Japan. It snowed even in Hiroshima.

Some scientist has actually predicted that a mini-ice age has actually come.

30 Years of Global Cooling Are Coming, Leading Scientist Says
Published January 11, 2010

Latif thinks the cold snap Americans have been suffering through is only the beginning. He says we're in for 30 years of cooler temperatures -- a mini ice age, he calls it, basing his theory on an analysis of natural cycles in water temperatures in the world's oceans.

Latif, a professor at the Leibniz Institute at Germany's Kiel University and an author of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, believes the lengthy cold weather is merely a pause -- a 30-years-long blip -- in the larger cycle of global warming, which postulates that temperatures will rise rapidly over the coming years.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/01/11/years-global-cooling-coming-leading-scientist-says/


According to a theory, the fall of the Roman Empire and the subsequent social stagnation in Europe could be ascribed to a climate change or global cooling of a large scale that happened between the third century and the fifth century.

If so, the coming 30-years long cooling might trigger a fall of Europe and America, though a possible scenario in this line is yet to be drawn.


Anyway, Mencius said:

"Once, one of disciples of Confucius was recruited by an avid king to be promoted to the premier.

But, this ex-disciple of Confucius could not correct vicious behaviors of his king.

What is worse, he doubled a tax rate to please the greedy king and increase his own fortune.

Accordingly, Confucius said to his disciples around him that they should criticize the ex-disciple fully since he was no longer their friend."

Especially Japanese politicians of today should fully take heed of this teaching.

And, do not increase a tax rate by 100%.