Tokyo Bay(Photos taken by EEE Reporter)
Now a holiday-studded week has started in Japan. Most of company employees in Japan would return to office next Friday or Monday after the next.
Indeed, this is the most clement season in Japan. And nowadays we have come to experience less and less earthquakes per day. Maybe it is time to take a break in the middle of the ongoing tragedy, though I am busy personally for my business in the coming week.
In Historical Context
What is the implication of 3/11 or March 11, 2011?
The Revelation, Chapter 3:
Rev 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
The Revelation, Chapter 20:
Rev 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
It looks like time for a test or a challenge. If we take this 3/11 Disaster of Japan as an apocalyptic event, it must look really so. If we do not, it must not in fact look so.
We may go on living, turning our back to the apocalyptic feature of the 3/11 Disaster. But, we can show our respect for the God, turning our faces to the apocalyptic feature of the 3/11 Disaster. In any grave event, there must be apocalyptic feature some people take heed of and others simply neglect or even do not dream of existence of.
The 8/6 Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Attack and the 8/9 Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Attack of 1945, the 9/11 Terror of 2001 on New York and Washington DC, and the Wall Street Debacle of 2008 could be all regarded as an apocalyptic event each for those who respect the God, but not by those who neglect the God.
In this context, the 3/11 Disaster of the M9.0 earthquake and the hundreds kilometer wide tsunami in addition to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accidents in Japan must be treated with utmost gravity.
For example, what do you think it was to feel anything facing in person the 8/6 Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Attack, the 9/11 Terror of 2001 on New York, and the Wall Street Debacle of 2008, if not the Pearl Harbor Attack in 19941, the death of JFK in 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, Princess Diana in 1997, or JFK Jr. in 1999, and the victory of Mr. Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential Election?
Now, we are facing the 3/11 Disaster in Japan. All over developed, industrialized, and civilized nations in the world after WWII, it is the first time that 30,000 people were killed by one big disaster in a few hours. And, it did happen in Japan in the afternoon of March 11, 2011, involving nuclear reactor accidents which are still going on.
Truly, it depends on how one thinks that he or she is living in the history. If one lives only chasing money, he or she cannot have a sense of living in the history, thus neglecting apocalyptic feature in any incident. They are already lost. They have lost history; history has lost them. They do not even feel anger of the God through historical incidents. But, pious people fear the God, feeling manifestation of the anger of the God in any historical incident.
Yet, it is said that nobody forgets what he or she was doing on hearing the news about the Pearl Harbor Attack, the JFK Assassination, and the 9/11 Terror.
At least, it looks like that a chance for repentance should be given to anybody till the last moment.
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TEPCO made public a video clip taken by a camera attached to the long nozzle of a tall water canon vehicle. The video camera submerged and got inside the spent-fuel pool of the 4th reactor unit of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant.
According to Tokyo Electric Power Corporation, total 1535 spent fuel rods seem to be safe in the water pool.
Yet, it looks like a long way to go, since actually the containment vessels of all the crippled four reactor units are exposed to the open air and the environment, which was unthinkable before this March.
One idea to handle the Fukushima No.1 Plant is a large-scale earth excavation. Create a big underground tunnel in the nuclear plant like the one in a copper mine of Chile where scores of workers were trapped last year. And, then throw all the contaminated debris into the tunnel 4000 meters below the surface as temporary measures.
(Was Jesus Christ married? Then who would be wife of the God, so awfully?
By the way, how can we refer to the Bible for the year 1971?
Rev 1:9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Rev 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
In October 1971, the United Nations General Assembly admits the People's Republic of China and expels the Republic of China [or Taiwan], opening a new era in East Asia and subsequently in the world.
In November 1971, Intel releases the world's first microprocessor, the Intel 4004, opening a new era of small-sized computers and subsequently Information Technology for the Internet Age.
Mar 4:29 But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.
Mar 4:30 And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?
Mar 4:31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: