Saturday, March 05, 2011

"Stretch forth thine hand" - (Global Living Standards )

Tokyo near the Imperial Palace

Global Living Standards and Gaps

There might be a religion that only teaches what to do in burial service.

But, religion is to cover living of people, since a man lives for the glory of the God.

Yet, as more and more people have come to disconnect their living from religion, rule of wealth have prevailed, so that rich European/American Christians do not feel any compassion toward poor people in the world.

Indeed, as more and more people have come to disconnect their living from religion, rule of wealth have prevailed, so that rich Muslims do not feel any compassion toward poor people in their country and other Islamic nations.

It is time for something revolutionary to happen outside Europe/America or in the Islamic world, though it seems that the time for China and India is yet to come.

PART I: Human Development Index (2010)

The world is divided into European-race dominant countries and European-race-exploited countries.

The exception is Japan.

South Korea was long under protection of Japan. Singapore and Hong Kong are a kind of city nations that functioned as a center of commerce and trade for profits of European nations.

Yet, it is interesting to see where Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, and Yemen are positioned.

This is a list of all countries by Human Development Index as included in a United Nations Development Program's Human Development Report released on 4 November 2010, compiled on the basis of estimates for 2010.

Rank Country HDI
1 Norway 0.938
2 Australia 0.937
3 New Zealand 0.907
4 United States 0.902
5 Ireland 0.895
6 Liechtenstein 0.891
7 Netherlands 0.890
8 Canada 0.888
9 Sweden 0.885 1
10 Germany 0.885
11 Japan 0.884
12 South Korea 0.877
13 Switzerland 0.874
14 France 0.872
15 Israel 0.872
16 Finland 0.871
17 Iceland 0.869
18 Belgium 0.867
19 Denmark 0.866
20 Spain 0.863
21 Hong Kong 0.862
22 Greece 0.855
23 Italy 0.854
24 Luxembourg 0.852
25 Austria 0.851
26 United Kingdom 0.849
27 Singapore 0.846
28 Czech Republic 0.841
29 Slovenia 0.828
30 Andorra 0.824
31 Slovakia 0.818
32 United Arab Emirates 0.815
33 Malta 0.815
34 Estonia 0.812
35 Cyprus 0.810
36 Hungary 0.805
37 Brunei 0.805
38 Qatar 0.803
39 Bahrain 0.801
40 Portugal 0.795
41 Poland 0.795
42 Barbados 0.788
43 Bahamas 0.784
44 Lithuania 0.783
45 Chile 0.783
46 Argentina 0.775
47 Kuwait 0.771
48 Latvia 0.769
49 Montenegro 0.769
50 Romania 0.767
51 Croatia 0.767
52 Uruguay 0.765
53 Libya 0.755
54 Panama 0.755
55 Saudi Arabia 0.752
56 Mexico 0.750
57 Malaysia 0.744
58 Bulgaria 0.743
59 Trinidad and Tobago 0.736
60 Serbia 0.735
61 Belarus 0.732
62 Costa Rica 0.725
63 Peru 0.723
64 Albania 0.719
65 Russia 0.719
66 Kazakhstan 0.714
67 Azerbaijan 0.713
68 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.710
69 Ukraine 0.710
70 Iran 0.702
71 Macedonia 0.701
72 Mauritius 0.701
73 Brazil 0.699
74 Georgia 0.698
75 Venezuela 0.696
76 Armenia 0.695
77 Ecuador 0.695
78 Belize 0.694
79 Colombia 0.689
80 Jamaica 0.688
81 Tunisia 0.683
82 Jordan 0.681
83 Turkey 0.679
84 Algeria 0.677
85 Tonga 0.677
86 Fiji 0.669
87 Turkmenistan 0.669
88 Dominican Republic 0.663
89 China 0.663
90 El Salvador 0.659 0.004
91 Sri Lanka 0.658
92 Thailand 0.654
93 Gabon 0.648
94 Suriname 0.646
95 Bolivia 0.643
96 Paraguay 0.640
97 Philippines 0.638
98 Botswana 0.633
99 Moldova 0.623
100 Mongolia 0.622
101 Egypt 0.620
102 Uzbekistan 0.617
103 Micronesia, Federated States of 0.614
104 Guyana 0.611
105 Namibia 0.606
106 Honduras 0.604
107 Maldives 0.602
108 Indonesia 0.600
109 Kyrgyzstan 0.598
110 South Africa 0.597
111 Syria 0.589 0.003
112 Tajikistan 0.580
113 Vietnam 0.572
114 Morocco 0.567
115 Nicaragua 0.565
116 Guatemala 0.560
117 Equatorial Guinea 0.538
118 Cape Verde 0.534
119 India 0.519
120 Timor-Leste 0.502
121 Swaziland 0.498
122 Laos 0.497 0.007
123 Solomon Islands 0.494
124 Cambodia 0.494
125 Pakistan 0.490
126 Congo 0.489
127 São Tomé and Príncipe 0.488
128 Kenya 0.470
129 Bangladesh 0.469
130 Ghana 0.467
131 Cameroon 0.460
132 Burma 0.451
133 Yemen 0.439
134 Benin 0.435
135 Madagascar 0.435
136 Mauritania 0.433
137 Papua New Guinea 0.431
138 Nepal 0.428
139 Togo 0.428
140 Comoros 0.428
141 Lesotho 0.427
142 Nigeria 0.423
143 Uganda 0.422
144 Senegal 0.411
145 Haiti 0.404
146 Angola 0.403
147 Djibouti 0.402
148 Tanzania 0.398
149 ...

PART II: Walled World

The truth of the world can be manifested in some maps.

(Click to enlarge.)

But, the situation can be changed.

Russia with crude oil and natural gas fields, China with huge manufacturing capability, India with a great potential for mega market, the Islamic world still with world dominant crude oil and natural gas fields, and Southeast Asia with a steady trend of industrialization can narrow the gap with the Western European race dominating world.

However, there are two factors that have accelerated this movement from the outside.

1) Industrial sectors of Japan and the U.S.

2) Wall Street and the City

And, there are two camps guiding the trend within each emerging country and region.

1) Democracy pursuing power

2) Hegemony driven political power

If any hegemony driven political power of a rising country, say, China, ties up with Wall Street and the City, such a country would cause eventually a big trouble even to the U.S.

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

The ideal that all the people should be rich or not be poor is not understood by rich men in the world.

The ideal that every single man should be rich or not be poor is not understood by rich men regardless of their religion.

Rich men are simply looking for a chance to become richer or keep their status at a higher level. They do not like poor people to get rich, since their share of wealth might be reduced.

Europe is rich but it has sacrificed Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

America is rich but it has sacrificed native Americans, African Americans, and other non-European Americans.

Yet, to realize the ideal that all the people should be rich or not be poor in the world, democracy is at least needed in Islamic nations. It is so, since democracy in Europe and America has improved living of non-European-race citizens in both the regions.

Nonetheless, military clashes in Libya should be stopped. Peaceful voting should be carried out to elect a new leader of Libya, since Libya 's Human Development Index is higher than Mexico, a neighboring country to the U.S.

(News on Japan: Japan to launch 'Hayabusa' bullet train

Mar 3:5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

Friday, March 04, 2011

"the rough ways shall be made smooth" - (Energy Sources)

Tokyo to the Southwest over Shinjuku Park
Tokyo to the West from Shinjuku(Click to enlarge.)

World Energy Sources

Allah gave Islam to Arabs so that they could compete with Europeans before the era of the Industrial Revolution.

Allah gave crude oil to Arabs and Islamic nations so that they could defend their territories from Europeans after the Industrial Revolution.

The God of course gave European Christians the New World, America, so that non-Vatican controlled Christianity could prevail to accept even many Judaists.

The God gave America crude oil, too.

Yet, the regions between Islam and Russia, a nation with non-Vatican controlled Orthodox Church, are given a plenty of oil/gas fields.

The God has given even China, or the Islamic region within China, enough oil/gas fields.

In addition, Allah has given a plenty of oil/gas fields to Indonesia and Brunei, southeast Asia Islamic nations.

So, for the time being, mankind is allowed to live relying on crude oil and natural gas.

PART I: Oil/Gas Pipe Lines

Oil Pipe Lines in the Eurasia Continent:


Gas Pipe Lines in the Eurasia Continent:

Japan's import of crude oil from Russia accounted for 2% in 2006, 4% in 2008, and probably 8% in 2010 of all the imported amount where the share of 85% or so is occupied by the Middle East.

Russia's energy source is expected to become a key to further development in China and India, too. Pipelines from the Caspian Sea are expected to supply natural gas for Pakistan and India.

Put simply, the basic conditions for further development and mutual prosperity exist in the east part of the Eurasian Continent, especially covering Russia, China, India, and Japan.

The point at issue is that emission of CO2 and heat from energy use will further increase, since Russia, China, and India are developing countries.

Current European's CO2 strategy of requesting Japan alone to reduce CO2 emission is now apparently out of date and sense.

It ca be also regraded as the relative fall of Europe, since Russia, China, India, and Japan have a solid base for further growth in GDP.

With the Islamic democratization going on, it would be further lead to the relative fall of Europe.

In other words, non-Vatican influential regions in Eurasia are going to overwhelm Vatican influential Europe in the 21st century. This could trigger a great change in the Vatican itself.

In addition, Japan has paid relatively higher prices to crude oil sold by Arab oil producing countries, which has made it possible for the U.S. and Europe to purchase crude oil from the Middle East at cheaper prices. This double standards have greatly contributed to money saving by the U.S. and Europe when importing crude oil from the Islamic nations. This situation is also going to be corrected, since Japan can import crude oil more from Russia.

PART II: World Energy Outlook

At least till the 2012 US Presidential Election, no so drastic change will occur in the global oil/gas market and other energy resource markets.
World Energy Outlook 2010
Executive Summary

In the New Policies Scenario, world primary energy demand increase by 36% between 2008 and 2035, from around 12,300 million tones of oil equivalent (Mtoe) to over 16,700 Mtoe…

China, where demand has surged over the past decade, contribute 36% to the projected growth in global energy use, its demand rising by 75% between 2008 and 2035…

Our preliminary data suggest that China overtook the United States in 2009 to become the world’s largest energy user. Strikingly, Chinese energy use was only half that of the United States in 2000…

In the New Policies Scenario, production in total does not peak before 2035, though it comes close to doing so…

Oil demand (excluding biofuels) continues to grow steadily, reaching about 99 million barrels per day (mb/d) by 2015 – 15 mb/d higher than in 2009…

Unconventional oil is set to play an increasingly important role in world oil supply through 2035, regardless of what governments do to curb demand. In the New Policies Scenario, output rises 2.3 mb/d in 2009 to 9.5 mb/d in 2035…

Yet, peoples in the world will come to think about the state of energy sources more and more around 2015.

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

President Mr. Barack Obama introduced reduction of tax on ordinary and poor households. But, higher unemployment looks like offsetting the tax reduction effect. What is inconvenient, the president is forced to continue reduction of tax on wealthy households. So, the current stability in the American society is on this balance of Obama's tax policy. Yet, if he cannot be reelected in 2012, the gap between the rich and the poor in America will be expanded, inviting a future drastic revolutionary change in the American politics. If he is reelected, a further effort in narrowing the gap will be promoted with more tax on rich people. Yet, the key might be in Obama's building up clean-energy industries where many poor workers are employed, though the outlook is not so promising now.

One irony is that China is now expanding its military capability, neglecting the ever increasing gap between the rich and the poor inside the despotic state.

The U.S., with its global defense capability, will have to contain the military expansion of China. From a view point of global security of energy resources, China is a disturbing factor and the U.S. is a major stabilizing factor, good or bad. So, it will be a little difficult challenge for the Obama Administration or the new administration after 2012.

Yet, the key to reducing the tension and pressure in possible international strife over natural resources might lie in Japan's energy saving technology China wants so much.

[News on Japan; American Honda February Sales Up 21.6 Percent]

Luk 3:4 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

Luk 3:5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;

Thursday, March 03, 2011

"Except a man be born again" - (Holy Shroud)

Tokyo &

Holy Shroud

If somebody said that something in his possession is so holy, nobody minds it.

But, if the Vatican says that a cloth many believe to be the very shroud used for burial of Christ Jesus should be respected as so religious regardless of its true authenticity, it can be a big sin against the truth, the fact, the history, and the God without mentioning Christ Jesus Himself.

If the holy shroud of Turin is not the very shroud used for burial of Christ Jesus, the Vatican should stop keeping it officially in a church under its authority, since it would be a big sin against the truth, the fact, the history, and the God without mentioning Christ Jesus Himself.

PART I: Historical Analysis of Holy Shroud

The Vatican has, as a matter of fact, authorized the holy shroud kept in Turin, Italy, as authentic or religious.

The simple review of its historical trace is as follows:

Probably the 7th April, 30, or perhaps the 3rd April, 33
Crucifixion of Jesus outside Jerusalem.  Three days later His female followers seems to have seen something extraordinary in His tomb as so advised by an angel
And he said unto them, Be not amazed: you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. - Mark 16:6 
~ 57
Ma'nu VI inherits the throne of Edessa. Return to paganism, and persecution of the Christians

~ 326
Helena, mother of the Roman emperor Constantine the Great, (born at Trier in 265, died at Nicomedia in 327), goes to Palestine to find the relics of Jesus. She is reported to have discovered the nails of the Passion, the Cross, and the tunic that she donates to the town of Trier. The narrative of her quest, is written by Eusebius of Caesarea (265-340) in his book 'Ecclesiastical History'

In 544 AD, in the city of Edessa, a folded burial cloth bearing an image, believed to be of Jesus, was found above a gate in the city's walls. We know from various history sources that the cloth was a burial shroud with a faint full-body image of Jesus and bloodstains positioned on the image...

943 - 944
Siege of Edessa by the Emperor of Byzantium. The image of Edessa is given to him in exchange for his lifting the siege, together with the payment of a large sum of money, and the liberation of Muslim prisoners

The Mandylion, the name given by the Byzantians to the image of Edessa, leaves for Samosate and then Constantinople

On August 15, 944 AD, the Image of Edessa was forcibly transferred from Edessa to the Byzantine capital city of Constantinople. It clearly was a burial cloth with a full image and bloodstains...

Illustrations in an 1192 codex, known as the Hungarian Pray Manuscript, show Jesus being prepared for burial and the scene of the empty tomb. The drawing depicts several features consistent with the Shroud of Turin: the unique herringbone twill, a specific pattern of burn holes that antedate the much later fire in 1532 which nearly destroyed the Shroud, Jesus depicted naked with his hands crossed before him, hands with no visible thumbs.

In 1204, French and Venetian knights of the Fourth Crusade besieged the city
Constantinople and on April 13 entered and looted the city. The Edessa Image certainly seems to have been among the treasures taken by the looters.
~ 1205
The Holy Shroud is probably at Athens

~ 1350
First display of the Holy Shroud at Lirey (Champagne, France)

The knight, Chevalier Geoffrey I de Charny, obtains from the French King, Jean le Bon, a grant to found the Collegiate Church at Lirey

The Holy Shroud is entrusted to the Collegiate Church at Lirey

The Holy Shroud is transferred to Duke Louis de Savoie by Marguerite de Charny, and moved to Chambery.

Fire in the Holy Chapel at Chambery during the night of 3 to 4 December ; The Holy Shroud is damaged by the fire, and by the water used to fight the fire.

14th of September : the Holy Shroud arrives to stay permanently in Turin.

Carbon 14 dating indicates that the Shroud dates between 1260 et 1390.

Scientific Symposium of Nice : Confirmation that the formation of the image on the Turin Shroud is not the work of man

The mysterious linkage is between Jerusalem and Edessa and between Constantinople and Lirey.

Maybe we have to check the New Testament more carefully.

PART II: Implications of Holy Shroud

The most important aspect of the matters concerning the holy shroud of Turin is that the most advanced science and technology are useless to determine whether the old shroud is true one or a counterfeit, so far.

And a mystery is in why carbon 14 dating has not bean repeated. It was 12 years ago that the first and only carbon 14 dating test was conducted. Today, the related technology is more advanced. A smaller sample is needed for the test. If the 1988 test is not so trustworthy, the Vatican should allow for a test again with a far fewer sample to be taken from the shroud than in the 1988 testing.

But, if this test should result in finding of the date of preparation of the shroud to be around AD 30, it cannot be so decisive. Science must prove how the figure was imprinted on the shroud. Skipping the dating confirmation, it is possible to study how it was created on the surface of the mysterious cloth. But, science is yet to provide an authentic answer.

If it was made around the 14th century, it is still a mystery how the figure was made to appear on the surface of the old cloth. So, the most important aspect of the matters concerning the holy shroud of Turin is that the most advanced science and technology are useless to determine whether the old shroud is true one or a counterfeit, so far.

But, one thing true is that it has been an object beyond time, even around the 14th century; thus it must have had a certain trace of its existence or effect of its creation in history, even around the 14th century.

Anyway, if you cannot judge it to be true or false at a glance, you cannot tell whether what you see is from God or a man.

But, the Vatican has, as a matter of fact, authorized the holy shroud kept in Turin, Italy, as authentic or religious.

Or, is a pious motivation to have created it around the 14th century reflected on it?

Anyway, the most serious implication is on how much pious the Vatican is.

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

Some people say that the holy shroud of Turin must not be the real one that had once covered the dead body of Christ Jesus, since the figure imprinted on the cloth matches "too precisely" the description of Christ Jesus at his last moment in the Bible.

Apart from the holy shroud of Turin, the very cloth that covered dead Christ Jesus must have received strong heat and light when Christ Jesus resurrected inside the wrapping cloth.

With new energy generated inside His body, Christ Jesus must have come back to life. The very shroud must have received the physical effect emitted from His body. And, this shroud must have very much alarmed His followers who came to the tomb after his resurrection.

But, who carried the very shroud where afterwards? To the hand of the Holy Mother who might have a relationship with somebody who later went to Edessa?

If the holy shroud of Turin was not authentic, where is the true one? At least not in the hand of the Pope in Rome. Isn't something wrong?

Joh 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

"he would heal him on the sabbath day" - (Energy, Water, Land Size)

Imperial Palace Plaza's Corner

Energy, Water, & Land Size

It is true that one can live only less than 100 years or so.

So, most of Wall Street and the City guys think that they have to concentrate on earning money to enjoy their life without minding history.

But, this attitude itself decides what their life would be, how much their wealth contribute to quality of their spiritual life, and how deeply they can understand the world, the life, and various aspects of what makes them live as civilized entities.

Put simply, one can only live a meaningful life by projecting his life onto history.

That is why The Old Testaments were successfully created and handed over generation after generation. The Vatican could be respected as witnesses for the European history. By reflecting themselves onto these historical lines, some European Christians and Judaists could succeed and sustain their success for long.

That is why they, some Christian and Judaist families who have long enjoyed success of their families, stick to their traditions, no matter how vaguely they can understand this law.

Conversely, that is why dictators cannot succeed ultimately except some royal families in the Islamic world.

PART I: Energy Use per Capita

The U.S. is alone consuming twice more energy per person than most of developed countries.

It would give China every reason to increase its poorly unregulated energy use. The U.S. should decrease its use of energy so as to show a good example to China. CO2 to be emitted from the U.S. and China must be strictly controlled, if the world is entering a little ice age, since it would continue to be a big disturbing factor for the global climate.

(Click to enlarge.)

PART II: Water Use per Capita

What ranking is it for the order of the U.S., Australia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Norway, and France?

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Again, the U.S. is consuming more water than any other country, since it has both the characters as an agriculture country and an industrial country, like Australia.

It might be a little surprise that Italy and Japan use the most water except the two exceptional countries, the U.S. and Australia.

As for Japan, water is plenty in its land. Rice farming needs much water for irrigation, since rice plants grow in a water-covered field. And, people have a habit to keep anything clean by washing away dirt with water.

China might further face a problem of shortage of water supply, as industrialization further advances in its inner territory.

PART III: Large Countries

Country...Land Area (km2)...Population (million)

1. Russia...17,098,242...140

2. Canada...9,984,670...33

3. China...9,640,011...1,345

4. USA...9,629,091...314

5. Brazil...8,514,877...193

6. Australia...7,692,024...21

7. India...3,287,263...1,198

The top 7 countries occupy 44.4% of the whole land of the world.

The top 7 countries have in total 3250 million population, accounting for 47.5% of the world population.

As a whole, it is well balanced.

So, the top 7 largest countries might have to keep this balance among themselves so as not to cause pressure on other part of the world.

For example, Chinese should go to America, Canada, Australia, or Russia if they cannot sustain their living in China, for example, due to lack of water, but not to Japan. Then, the use of energy per capita in the U.S. might be lowered compared to other scenarios.

Anyway, with these data, you have to think about the future state of the world in terms of safety, security, sustainability, and soundness of the whole mankind, in addition to global warming/cooling.

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

Around 1450, the Ottoman Empire welcomed Judaist artisans and merchants.

In 1492, Judaists came to be driven out of Spain.

Between 1517 and 1917, Palestine belonged to the Ottoman Empire.

In 1839, the Ottoman Empire conferred citizenship on Judaists.

In 1881, large-scale pogroms occurred in Russia, resulting in hundreds of thousands of deaths of Judaists.

In 1882, the first wave of Judaists returned to Palestine.

Since then, Judaists purchased long abandoned plots and fields from Arabs to cultivate them. With their efforts, Palestine came to be a good farming land.

Around 1914, when the Ottoman Empire started to collapse, many Arabs living outside Palestine fell into poverty through turmoils. Then they came to live in Palestine where they could find jobs due to great cultivation of the land by Judaists, according to the Judaist version of history.

Yet, all the Judaists in Europe should have started to return to Palestine around 1492 or 1839.

Now, with democracy going to spread among Islamic nations surrounding Israel, Israel will be safer than ever ultimately. Democracy will change Islam. Democracy will advance Islam. And, new Islam will find a reasonable way to deal with Israel. This is my version of historical prospect.

Mar 3:1 And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand.

Mar 3:2 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.

Mar 3:3 And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth.

Mar 3:4 And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

"preaching in the wilderness of Judaea" - (2004 Indian-Ocean Tsunami Victim Aid)

Imperial Palace Plaza Park with
Remnants of Old Edo Castle (Click to enlarge.)

Truth of Aid

Mencius (called "Mou-shi" in Japanese; 372 – 289 BCE) said:
"The way for life and living a man should seek is always found around him.
The way for life and living a man should seek is however sought in the distance in vain."

PART I: Indian Ocean Tsunami Aid; Who Paid Most?

In December 2004, a great earthquake off Sumatra Island caused great tsunami in the Indian Ocean, taking away 250,000 or so lives.

Accordingly, developed countries promised aid to victimized countries.

Country...Promised Aid Value ($million)
1. USA....*.....902
2. Germany....*.....634
3. EU....*.....600
4. JAPAN....*.....494
5. France....*.....444
6. Australia....*.....431
7. Canada....*.....343
8. Netherlands....*.....312
9. Norway....*.....172
10. Italy....*.....139
11. UK....*.....96

(OECD Factbook, 2006)

However, what they actually paid is different very much from what they promised.


For instance, the U.S. promised to donate $634 million to the great tsunami victims, but actually paid $277 million.

China did not even promise donation.

Japan promised aid worth $494 million to victimized nations around the Indian Ocean, but actually provided $539 million.

Now you know how foolish they are praising USA and China even in terms of donation.

PART II: Jerusalem around AD 30 to 40

Christ Jesus went up to Jerusalem from a northern local area called Galilee. It was as if He had to see somebody or encounter something in Jerusalem, since He could have preached all around Galilee, taking more time.

At the time, the Roman Empire was at a quasi-war with Parthia.
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.

As I once discussed, the situation around Jerusalem must have been tight when Christ Jesus went up to Jerusalem, since main Roman legions in Damascus must have been supported by roman troops in Jerusalem.

And, some Israelites were actively engaged in their own operations for their own interest in Parthia. The Roman generals must have taken heed of Israelite connections between those in Jerusalem and Parthia. In this situation, Christ Jesus went down south to Jerusalem from Galilee situated around the path to Damascus.

It is very reasonable that the Roman governor and officials in Jerusalem were especially reported on movements of Israelites between Damascus and Jerusalem at the time. And, amid this hidden tension, there appeared Christ Jesus and His followers into Jerusalem.

So, the relationship between the Roman Empire and the kingdom of Parthia must be taken into account when thinking about the fate of Christ Jesus and His followers. Nonetheless, nobody ever seems to have carried out full research in this context. The fate of Christ Jesus, the Roman troops in Jerusalem, the main Roman legions in Damascus, and Parthia must have had a hidden linkage.

Anyway, why did He have to appear before John the Baptist at the beginning of his mission in Palestine? Why? But if Christ Jesus had been a kind of agent of Parthia, it must have worked well as a disguise. So, somebody must argue that Jesus Christ could be an agent of Parthia.

Yet, I would find an answer which proves that Christ Jesus is the Messiah, even if it is proved that a theory that He could be an agent of Parthia is possible.

Indeed, if not Christ Jesus Himself, it is very likely that one of His followers was a true agent of Parthia which might have ventured into war with the Romans at the time when Christ Jesus was in Jerusalem.

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

The global map presenting occurrences of earthquakes (larger than M5 and shallower than 100 km) and continental plate boundaries is as follows:

(Click to enlarge.)

Indeed Japan and New Zealand are completely covered by the marking.

However, Greece and Italy look exceptionally dangerous despite their being part of Europe. Civilization looks short-lived in comparison with a time scale of continental movement. When dinosaurs were going to be extinct, India was in the middle of the Indian Ocean and thus Himalaya Mountains were nowhere.

Yet, some people have been sacrificed due to physical conditions of the energy causing continental movement in these years from New Zealand to Sumatra, the north of India, Pakistan, Iran, and as far as to Turkey.

Living in these areas and the Philippines, Taiwan, and Japan is very different from living in the East Coast of America, the north of the Alps, and the middle of the Chinese continent. Yet, its influence on psychology of peoples is yet to be studied.

[News on Japan: Toyota February Recall Is Unlikely to Derail Carmaker's U.S. Sales Rebound]

Mat 3:1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
Mat 3:2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Monday, February 28, 2011

"Lord also of the sabbath" - (Japan's ODA to China?)

Tokyo Imperial Palace Side
Remnant of Samurai Era
Traced Back Here for 400 Years

Acts by Mean People

Chinese today cannot read so easily the Analects of Confucius and other Chinese classics written 2100 to 2500 years ago.

But, some Japanese can do. It is because in Japanese high school the ancient Chinese writing is taught. Japanese students learn a special skill (not translation, since kanji letters familiar to Japanese are used in those works) to read those classic books.

But, Chinese today use somehow different grammar and different expressions from those having been used in the era of Confucius. So, they have to be also taught how to read the Analects of Confucius and other Chinese classics. But, most of Chinese are not taught how to read their classics.

It is said that Japanese knowledge in general about the Analects of Confucius and other Chinese classics is deeper and wider than Chinese of today who have been educated by the totalitarian regime. Most of Japanese are familiar with maxims stated in the Analects of Confucius and other Chinese classics; at least a few of them would soon surface in their mind.

Mencius said:
"Once there was a mean man who found that he could make profits by watching a whole situation of a market. To observe the market better, he mounted to a hill. As he could easily see who wanted what goods, he could buy and sell goods cunningly to get big fortune. But, till this man appeared, a market is a place to sell surplus materials and buy something needed in daily life. But, this one made the market a place to make fortune. So, a king started to tax his activities in the market, since everybody thought that the man was so mean. This is the beginning of taxation on commercial activities."

So, even in China in ancient days, commerce was regraded as an act by a mean man; accordingly, well-educated Japanese of today think that commerce should be regraded as an act by mean men, unlike Chinese (and most of Americans) of today. Especially in the samurai era, merchants were officially ranked the fourth in society, following the samurai class, the farmer class, and the artisan class.

In addition, the hill where the mean man climbed is called "Roudan" in Japanese. So, "Roudan-suru" means to engross profits in Japanese even today.

PART I: Praising China, Letting Down Japan?

Japanese people have not so widely practiced social habits of individual donation for public good.

So, anti-Japanese Americans have found a good target.

But, surprisingly they put China on Japan, while no such data, including GDP, from China can be trusted.
DECEMBER 13, 2010
Spreading the Wealth


Charitable giving in the U.S. as a proportion of gross domestic product, for example, is around 1.7%. In Europe, it is around 0.7% and in Japan it is just 0.04%, according to U.S. wealth manager Northern Trust. So why the discrepancy between the giving habits of developed countries and what is it that motivates giving around the world? "In many countries, like Russia or China, getting involved with social change may still be seen as politically taboo," says Marguerite Griffin, head of philanthropic services at Northern Trust. "The U.S. has become the global vanguard for philanthropy partly through generous tax laws. Aside from the U.K., philanthropy around the rest of the world is remarkably underdeveloped."

Official Development Assistance: $26.84 billion [0.19% of gross national income]

Notable givers: Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Eli and Edythe Broad
Tax Breaks: Yes

By far the world's most generous nation in terms of individual donations, the U.S. has the highest proportion of giving as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product. The country also has the most appealing tax breaks. An individual donor can deduct tax relief of up to 50% of their income on a gift, through their tax return. A private foundation can deduct 30% of income.

Largesse: U.S. citizens gave $307.6 billion (€224.7 billion) in 2008, according to consultant Giving USA 2009.

ODA: $1.49 billion [0.016% of GNI]

Notable givers: Yu Pengnian, Jet Li , Huang Rulun
Tax Breaks: No

Large-scale philanthropy is relatively new. The advent of high-profile donors like Jet Li means this has begun to change.

Largesse: China's 50 most generous donated $1.2 billion in 2009, according to the 2010 Huran Philanthropy list. The Ministry of Civil Affairs announced recently that a total of $5 billion was donated in 2009 to registered charities in China.

ODA: $9.58 billion [0.19% of GNI]

Notable givers: Yoshiharu Fukuhara
Tax Breaks: No

With only 0.04% of GDP given every year, according to U.S. wealth manager Northern Trust, Japan's philanthropic infrastructure is still in its infancy.

A culture of private philanthropy has been limited by a range of factors. These include the robust role of the state in public service provision.

There are also few tax incentives for charitable giving in Japan. In 2005, the twenty largest grant-giving foundations in Japan spent only one thirtieth of what their counterparts in the U.S. did.

Largesse: No available data.

In the country, namely China, where anti-Government or anti-autocratic-one-party rule demonstrations are so harshly suppressed, no individual donation can be assured of fulfillment of an intended purpose. Chinese people in general are well known for their lack in contribution to public interest. Especially, corruption among bureaucrats and business leaders or rich people is a big concern in China.

Who would praise Mr. Mubarak and Mr. Gaddafi as they did some donations to their people?

As for authenticity of statistics about China, the following should be first checked: "The report also says that according to statistics published by China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention in early 2009, there were more than 100 million mental patients in China."

Even in America, everybody knows that big personal donation currently practiced by billionaires cannot shorten the gap between the rich and the poor. Every American knows that the 2008 Lehman shock did not make any rich men, very rich men, and super-rich men poor or homeless. Donation by rich people in America is superficial tactics for super-rich men to secure their safety in society. What is needed is sound taxation on rich Americans but not donation. It is duty that rich Americans must fulfill. What Mr. Warren Buffett and Mr. Bill Gates should do is to pay $61 billion tax to the federal government but not a billion dollar donnation.

In Japan, however, rich people should make more individual contribution, though they do 10 times more in terms of a ratio of donation over GNI than China.

(One big factor for less individual donation in Japan is a lack of Christian tradition.)

Anyway, this sort of discussion seems to be intended to defend and praise American billionaires and Chinese corrupt rich men while harming Japan's reputation in helping poor and developing countries in the world, including China.

Remember that Japan still provides ODA to China!!

(Germany and France are rather increasing their ODA to China. Their ODA amount to China seems to have surpassed Japan's in 2010.)

PART II: Historical Trend of ODA

In 1990's, Japan's ODA amount surpassed America's.

However, it is true that as deflation has continued in Japan in 2000's, its ODA shrank.

(Click to enlarge.)

In 1990's, Japan's ODA amount surpassed America's. The biggest beneficiary from Japan's aid in these decades is China.

That is why Japanese people cannot accept such anti-Japanese American behaviors praising corruption-prevailing China.

PART III: 'Egypt' and 'jasmine' in China

China is going to enter a new era for a struggle to gain freedom and democracy.

Several arrested at Shanghai 'jasmine' protest site
China National News
Sunday 27th February, 2011

At least 100 uniformed police and scores of plain clothes officers were deployed in Shanghai, he said.

Police nationwide detained scores of well-known rights activists before and since the first calls for protests in mid-February, charging at least four people with subversion, according to rights groups.

The police raided hostels used by legal rights petitioners near Beijing South railway station Friday night, taking away scores of people, according to unconfirmed reports by rights activists.

The government has also censored searches on news and micro-blogging websites for terms including 'Egypt' and 'jasmine'.

By IBTimes Staff Reporter | February 21, 2011 3:58 PM AEST

The wave of anti-government protests in the Middle East and North Africa inspired by Tunisia's 'Jasmine' revolution has now reached Asia. Supporters of democracy in China planned protests similar to those rocking the Arab World, but only to be squashed.

China also blocked phone messages and websites to thwart any similar campaigns. Bulk text messages were jammed and searches for the word 'jasmine' were blocked on Chinese micro-blogging websites.

Libya: China’s New Middle East Conundrum
Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011

At the same time, some pro-democracy activists in China have started calling for a series of peaceful protests to be held every Sunday across a number of Chinese cities—a jasmine revolution. The first Sunday of protests fizzled out, but the reaction from the Chinese government was instructive—thousands of armed police massed at the identified protest locations, university students were urged to stay on campus, and known political dissidents were detained.

Thus far, Beijing has surprised no one by its moves to block public mention of Qaddafi’s statements. However, it has surprised many with its agreement to sign on to a UN Security Council statement that discusses the necessity of Libya respecting “freedom of peaceful assembly and of expression, including freedom of the press.” The irony is striking, of course, but no more striking than the writing of Mr. Mei, who notes: “Under pressure from domestic audiences disgusted at the tales of corruption and repression emerging from the aftermath of the regime, the Western powers were forced to abandon their complacent pro-dictatorship stance.” Did he intend the irony?

Praising China of today is tantamount to praising Egypt and Libya under 30-year or 40-year long dictatorship.

China should pay costs of domestic democracy and international obligations like Japan has done. It should stop asking aid money from Japan so as to invest the received funds into overseas business chances, while China is reportedly now world No.5 in terms of foreign investment, following the U.S., France, Japan, and Germany.

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A miracle happened in the Dalian Airport, China.

A Japanese young woman lost her passport case in which her passport, some cash, and some insurance cards were put. Yet, at a service counter in the airport, she was told that her case was found and an acquisition report was made. A staff member of the airport administration happened to find it. As she had studied in China before, this episode looked like all the more a miracle to her.

Japanese who do not have a friendly feeling toward China account for 80%, according to a recent survey.

Yet, more and more Chinese youths are coming to Japan; more and more Japanese businesses have moved its business to China (now 20,000 Japanese companies are operating in China). Hence, more and more miracles are needed in China.

[Recent News on Japan: NEC to hand China partner LCD panel unit]

Mar 2:28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Save Indian Children, Chinese Environment, and Japan's Senkaku!

Mt. Fuji
JAPAN(Photos taken by EEE Reporter himself humbly)

Now on a satellite NHK TV channel of Japan, a foreign documentary film is being broadcast. It shows how children are being exploited for heavy labor in India.

American elites are praising India as a major member of G20, probably, willingly neglecting so many Indian children being forced to work virtually as slaves and inevitably get injured in dangerous workshops.

On the Internet, a Chinese awarded in New York presents pictures of China with a focus on pollution. The pictures in the site show how much China had to sacrifice its nature, environment, people's living, and their souls in order to increase its GDP.

American elites are praising China as a major member of G20, surely, willingly neglecting so much industrial pollution and contamination in addition to corruption among Chinese elites.

Most of students, teachers, and professors in the world do not know that Japan has more Nobel prize winners in the field of natural science than Russia, Italy, and even Israel. (All of those Japanese winners learnt in Japan from elementary school to universities, reading and writing in Japanese, though a small number of them continued their research in the U.S.)

Ranking of countries in terms of the number of winners of the Nobel prize for physics, the Nobel Prize in chemistry, and the Nobel Prize in Medicine:

17...New Zealand...2

21...South Africa...1

(Note that the Empire of Japan introduced modern education to Taiwan as the Empire annexed Taiwan from 1895 to 1945. India and Pakistan together constituting great India in ancient days, as the inventor of the number zero, have the ancient Indus Valley Civilization. Egypt has the great pyramids and the long history overwhelming Europe. South Africa has many immigrants and their descendants from Europe. So, it is not easy to win this type of European Prizes for any non-European-dominant nations.)

Accordingly, some people believe what The New York Times and China are lying about Japan's Senkaku Islands, Okinawa Prefecture.

Please some times refer to the Historical Analysis on the Senkaku Island:

And, some Western Christians claim that Christianity was finally recognized in Japan in theory by the constitution of the Empire of Japan that was promulgated in 1889.


Empire including a large group of islands near the eastern coast of Asia, together with the peninsula Korea. The first Christian missionaries who arrived in 1549, were Saint Francis Xavier, two other Jesuits, and three Japanese who had become Christians in India. After 27 months, when Saint Francis left for China, 3000 Japanese had been baptized. With the aid of some nobles of the feudal regime, the work of missionaries continued to flourish, so that in 1582 there were 250 churches numbering 200,000 Christians. Soon the movement was suspected for fear that it might be preparing the way for conquest of Japan by European countries. Christianity was proscribed, and in 1597 six missionaries and twenty converts were crucified. At this time there were about 300,000 Christians; the missionaries were Jesuits, secular priests, Franciscans, Dominicans, and Augustinians. Persecution continued intermittently, becoming very severe at times. For two centuries all Christians were forbidden to come into the country, and missionaries who tried to enter were tortured, put to death or imprisoned. The Japanese were required annually to trample the Cross under foot. Many kept their faith and gave it secretly to their children, so that about 50,000 Christians were discovered when the new missionaries were allowed to come. In the meantime Christianity had been introduced from China into Korea, which belonged to the Diocese of Peking until 1831. In that year the independent Vicariate Apostolic of Korea was created, and the Faith continued to spread in spite of proscription and persecution in which many suffered martyrdom. In 1859, a treaty between Japan and France permitted missionaries to have churches at open ports for foreigners, and gradually their old work was resumed there, although persecution continued and thousands who would not apostatize were exiled. Religious liberty was finally recognized in theory by the constitution of the Empire promulgated in 1889. In Korea various treaties had allowed privileges to missionaries (c.1884), and the church was gradually organized.

According to this theory, Japan forbade Christianity for 300 years till 1889.

Anyway, the above map is correct in marking the Senkaku Islands ("Senkaku shoto" in Japanese).
(However, there is some mis-understanding about Japan's Takeshima Islands in the Sea of Japan therein...see also

In addition, those 50,000 plus Christians who were discovered when the new missionaries were allowed to come to Japan after the Meiji Imperial Restoration in 1868 are called "Kakure Kirishitan" even as a historical term, meaning hidden Christians. Their descendants still today keep their version of Christianity mainly in islands west of Kyusyu. They even still sing a Gregorian chant which was only once sung in part of Spain in the 16th century, in original words, since a Spanish missionary taught it to their ancestors in the 16th century.

And, what were your ancestors doing in the late 16th century? Singing a Gregorian chant like some Japanese at the time?