Saturday, June 11, 2011

"Give us this day our daily bread" - (Young Nations after Independence)

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Young Nations after Independence (jeunes nations après l'indépendance)

The focus must be always on poor people in poor countries.

It is so, since rich people in rich countries do not respect any sincere activities based on the teaching of the God.

So, it might be more blessed to be colonized than colonizing other weak countries against the teaching of the God.

SECTION I: Review of Modern History

Some people in the world do not know that Japan has no colonial master.

Japan has never been colonized by China, Russia, European countries, and the U.S. in its 2000 year history, though it lost a war against the U.S. in 1945. Japan has been an independent country for 2000, 4000, 8000, or 10,000 years. Japan is the only nation in the world that has kept its integrity without interruption for at least 2000 years, though the Japanese myth claims that the Imperial Family has enjoyed 2600 year history.

1910: South Africa decolonized from the U.K.

1919: Afghanistan freed from the U.K.

1921: Mongolia independent from China

1922: Egypt nominally freed from the U.K.

1925: Iran independent from the U.K.

1932: Iraq independent from the U.K.

1932: Saudi Arabia fully independent from the Ottoman Empire

1932: Manchukuo independent from China (to be subject to Japan)

1943: Lebanon freed from the U.K.

1945: Vietnam declared independence from France

1945: Taiwan left Japan

1946: Syria freed from the U.K.

1946: Jordan freed from the U.K.

1946: The Philippines decolonized from the U.S.

1947: India and Pakistan decolonized from the U.K.

1948: Sri Lanka decolonized from the U.K.

1948: Israel established

1948: Myanmar decolonized from the U.K.

1948: South and North Koreas independent from Japan

1949: Indonesia decolonized from the Netherlands

1951: Oman decolonized from the U.K.

1951: Libya independent from Italy

1953: Laos decolonized from France

1953: Cambodia decolonized from France

1956: Sudan freed from the U.K. and Egypt

1956: Morocco independent from France and Tunisia

1957: Malaysia decolonized from the U.K.

1957: Ghana decolonized from the U.K.

1958: Guinea decolonized from France

1960: Many African countries decolonized from European countries

1961: Kuwait freed from the U.K.

1965: Singapore independent from Malaysia

1971: Bahrain decolonized from the U.K.

1971: Qatar decolonized from the U.K.

1971: UAE decolonized from the U.K.

1971: Bangladesh independent from Pakistan

1975: East Timor freed from Portugal to be annexed to Indonesia

1975: West Sahara freed from Spain

1977: Djibouti decolonized from France

1984: Brunei decolonized from the U.K.

1997: Hong Kong decolonized from the U.K.

1999: Macau decolonized from Portugal

Note that before WWII Russia, the U.K. and France had partial interest in the Chinese continent as indicated with reduced color of each nation.

SECTION II: The Middle East Colonization

The Middle East is an old but new world in terms of its role in the world history.
Blame the British and French for Today's Mayhem in the Middle East
Napoleon's foray into Egypt in 1798, in the midst of the French Revolution, began a long string of European adventures in the Middle East, leading to colonization, resistance, and eventually war.
British leaders also had to consider the pressure coming from Baron Rothschild, a wealthy, politically-active Zionist (and close friend of Weizmann). The financial support of the Rothschilds, at a time when the country had to float loan after loan, would be lost, if the Zionist request were refused.

Iranians, the Arabs, and Turks could be subject to Allah but should not be subject to the English and the French.

Or could they be subject to European Christianity?

Ultimately, Islamic terror cannot change this trend of history. Probably New Islam will help them cope with Christian Europe. Somebody must be given other holy words by the Angel of Allah, since more than 1200 years have passed since the establishment of Islam.

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In Arabic and Persian books written in the 9th or 10th century, a strange country was mentioned.

It was called "Wak-Wak" (bilad al-waqwaq) where gold was abundant.

In the 11th century, a Saracen author wrote that Wak-Wak was situated in the east of China. People of Wak-Wak used gold for products for daily use.

Japan was called "Wa" by the Chinese authority before the 8th century. The nation of Wa might sound like "Wa-kuo." Accordingly, Wak-Wak in the Arabic/Persian literature could be identified as "Wa-kuo," namely Japan.

(Then around 1300, Marco Polo, of the Venetian Republic wrote a book called The Travels of Marco Polo in which he mentioned Japan as a country full of gold.)

It is the capital of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) of China that students from Japan must have met merchants from the Arabic/Persian world. It is believed that Japanese students were given alluvial gold as their expenses by the Imperial court of Japan.

However, Japan is so far from the Middle East. No Muslims have ever come to Japan to preach Islam. Nonetheless, after WWII many Japanese businessmen traveled to the Middle East simply to buy crude oil in large quantity with a huge amount of the US dollar or the Japanese yen. What religious influences they have had on Muslims are yet unknown.

Mat 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.

Friday, June 10, 2011

"abide till ye depart from that place" - (World & History)

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World & History (Le monde et l'histoire)

It is said that there are two conditions under which for the Chinese Communist Party to claim its authenticity or legitimacy.

It fought a great war against the Empire of Japan. It could assure prosperity or economic growth to the people.

So, the Chinese Government has advertised that Japanese soldiers simply came to Nanjing to kill hundreds of thousands of civilians, which is a lie since the Chinese leaders and generals had left Nanjing leaving soldiers and citizens while soldiers put on civilian clothes to conduct a guerrilla war. Chinese leaders and generals had abandoned citizens in Nanjing from the beginning. It was hundreds of thousands of Chinese soldiers who fell in battles between Shanghai and Nanjing, since it was an uninterrupted series of combats. The Imperial Japan's Army drove Chinese leaders and generals, mad in fear, out of Nanjing to Chongqing. They shamelessly abandoned citizens and soldiers in Nanjing, since Japanese soldiers aimed at them but not Nanjing citizens. If hundreds of citizens were caught in battles between Japanese soldiers and plain-clothes Chinese soldiers in Nanjing City in 1937, it was the Chinese leaders and generals that should be blamed.

Now, as the above lie is getting tarnished, the Chinese Communist Party has to sustain its economic growth all the more. But, the gap between the rich and the poor in the Chinese society has been widened so dangerously that 100,000 riots or violent incidents occur per year in China.

There are some Japanese researchers who predict that the Chinese economic bubble that has continued for a decade will burst soon. Then the Chinese Communist Party will lose every ground on which to claim its authenticity and legitimacy.

SECTION I: Unpopular Nations

According to BBC's poll over the world, Israel and Iran are evaluated low as well as Pakistan and North Korea.
Views of China and Russia Decline in Global Poll
February 5, 2009

Public views of China and Russia have slipped considerably in the past year, according to a new BBC World Service poll across 21 countries.

Views of the US have improved modestly over the past year but remain predominantly negative, even though the poll was taken after President Obama's election.

The common keyword among the four unpopular nations is nuclear weapons.

The top popular nations, except the U.K., have no nuclear weapons. Germany, Canada, and Japan are successful countries without nuclear weapons, though Japan has 53 nuclear reactors for electricity generation.

Indeed, evil in the world is in tension between Israel and Iran with nuclear weapons secretly developed or under development. Evil in the world is in a secret tie between Pakistan and North Korea with nuclear weapons openly developed.

Yet, Germany among nuclear-armed France and the U.K.; Canada adjacent to nuclear-armed America, and Japan facing nuclear-arms dependent Russia, China, and North Korea are all trusted and praised by peoples of the world, since the three nations do not introduce nuclear weapons into their defense systems.

This situation also tells the position the U.S. still occupies in the world. The U.S. alone can suppress all the nuclear weapons being possessed or to be possessed by Israel, Iran, Pakistan, and North Korea. In this context the U.S. is still the sole superpower in the world in terms of military potential. In this context, it is profoundly meaningful that the U.S. has now an African American President whose deceased father was said to have been a Muslim at least once.

Of course the worst scenario is that a white, Christian American president should abuse its nuclear weapons to control and rule all the Islamic nations and Asian nations without mentioning African and Latin American countries.

Yet, for the U.S. to be respected and loved by peoples in the world, America has to abandon its nuclear weapons. And, for this end, President Mr. Barack Obama was awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize already in 2009.

SECTION II: New View on History

It started with the emergence of, and preaching by, Christ Jesus 2000 years ago.

Then, for 500 years, the Roman Empire played a major role while incubating Christianity. But, Islam came fast. It came so suddenly as if in order to prevent spread of European Christianity to the east of Jerusalem.

Following it, Mongolians started to conquer the Asian Continent around 1200, though it did not harass Islam and Christianity. When the Mongolian Empire receded from the border between Asia and Europe, the Turkish Empire established its power around the border area, thus blocking European Christians' expansion to the east of Jerusalem and as far as India or China.

Accordingly, in the late 15th century, kings and the pope in Europe started to encourage great voyage to sail around Africa to reach south Asia, South-East Asia, and as far as China. In this trend, the American continent was found to be invaded by European Christians.

Now, 500 years have passed since the era of Columbus. The U.S. is exercising its power over the world as the most powerful nation in the world.

However, the history can be estimated in a different way.

It is so, since Abraham was from the Sumerian Civilization which adopted the sexagesimal system (based on multiples of 60).

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In Koran, there is a passage asking Allah to protect a believer from an evil spirit or an evil man who imbues evil with people.

The world is full of enemies, uncertainty, and evil so that we have to ask help from Allah.

This is very understandable. And it is so simple. Islam will be needed until all the people become enemies of evil spirits.

On the other hand, Christianity is strongly linked with a notion of the end of the world. Christianity will survive till the end of the world.

However, Judaists will simply wait for other blessing to be given by the God. They will wait forever.

So, eventually time might come when the three religions are unified into one. But not under money, since an infinite amount of money looks impossible.

Mar 6:8 And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse:

Mar 6:9 But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.

Mar 6:10 And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

"Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good" - (Chinese Matter)

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Chinese Matter (question chinoise)

There was just one Roman Empire.

But, there were at least eight Chinese Empires in a chain of succession, though with some civil war eras in between, after the establishment of the First Emperor.

Among the eight major Empires, two were governed by different tribes rather than the Han Chinese. The Last Emperor of China was from Manchu.

No matter who became emperor of the Roman Empire, he would respect Caesar and other predecessors. But, in China, a new empire was established through fierce battles with an old one. A new imperial court denied succession of traditions from a preceding empire. They were enemies for each other forever.

Only continuity was found in poor farmers who accounted for a vast majority of the Chinese people in any era. The present Chinese (communist) Government is unique in that they set their foundation among poor farmers, if just in theory.

In this long, complicated, and cruel history of China, many great aspects and spirits of the ancient Chinese Civilization have been lost in China. But, as Japan imported many cultural goods from China, the core of great aspects and spirits of the ancient Chinese Civilization are still alive in Japan more clearly than in China of today.

Even tragedy of the war between the Empire of Japan and China during WWII must be viewed in this context.


Even 20 years ago, some Japanese travelers to China were astonished to see the Yellow River almost drying up at its estuary to the East China Sea. Today, no improvement is found.
China Drought Global Food Crisis to Trigger Many More Egypts
Feb 10, 2011 - 06:14 AM
By: Justin_John

Eight major grain-producing provinces, including Shandong, Jiangsu, Henan, Hebei and Shanxi, have been affected. Together they produce more than 80 percent of China’s winter wheat. By Wednesday, a total of 7.8 million hectares of winter wheat had been affected by the drought in the eight provinces, accounting for 42.4 percent of their total wheat-sown area, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.


China mostly burns coal to produce electricity (like in the U.S.). Before the CO2 emission issue, air pollution is a big problem.
According to the People's Republic of China's own evaluation, two-thirds of the 338 cities for which air-quality data are available are considered 'moderately' or 'severely' polluted. Respiratory, Cancer and heart diseases related to air pollution are the leading cause of death in China. Acid rain falls on 30% of the country. China's environmental laws are among the strictest in the world, but enforcing these laws has been difficult in China. The World Health Organization has found that about 750,000 people die prematurely each year from respiratory problems in China.
Thick haze blown off the Eastern coast of China, over Bo Hai Bay and Yellow Sea. The haze likely results from urban and industrial pollution.


China is not a friendly country to any nations in the world. It is very strange but it is a fact. China has also no friendly nations in the cyber world.
In August 2010, the U.S. for the first time is publicly warning about the Chinese military's use of civilian computer experts in clandestine cyber attacks aimed at American companies and government agencies. The Pentagon also pointed to an alleged China-based computer spying network dubbed GhostNet that was revealed in a research report last year.[29] The Pentagon stated:

"The People's Liberation Army is using "information warfare units" to develop viruses to attack enemy computer systems and networks, and those units include civilian computer professionals. Commander Bob Mehal, will monitor the PLA's buildup of its cyberwarfare capabilities and will continue to develop capabilities to counter any potential threat."

China officially admits that it has a special unit specializing in computer hacking.
Washington-based analyst James Mulvenon says that the organization of Chinese operations in cyberwarfare is very clandestine and decentralised, organized around a constantly changing hybrid of official, civilian, and semi-civilian groups.[5] Nationalist groups, he says, such as "patriotic hacker associations", are often used as "foot soldiers" or "proxies".[5]

While China has long been suspected of cyber spying, on 24 May 2011 the PLA announced the existence of their cyber security squad.

However, the reason might be found in a state of China around 1900.

Indeed, China was a victim of the era of imperialist invasion. But, all the African and Asian nations were.

It is during and after WWII that troops of European powers left Asia. In that context, it was not China but the Empire of Japan that moved the history.

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In June 2010, 1 US dollar was exchanged with more than 90 Japanese yen.

In February 2011, 1 US dollar was exchanged with about 83 Japanese yen.

From March 11 to early April 2011, 1 US dollar was exchanged with 78 to 90 Japanese yen.

Now, 1 US dollar was exchanged with almost 80 Japanese yen.

In other word, Japan is now suffering effects of strong yen against the US dollar in addition to aftermath of the 3/11 Tsunami Disaster and the ongoing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accidents.

So, some people and Japanese Media expect that the incumbent Finance Minister Mr. Yoshihiko Noda to replace PM Mr. Naoto Kan in a month or so, though it is not clear how Mr. Noda, a DPJ politician, regards China.

(An old summer song...

Luk 6:8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth.

Luk 6:9 Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?

Luk 6:10 And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

"Hell followed with him" - (Tsunami Memory)

Daigo Fukuryumaru

Japanese Fishing Boat

Hit by Radiation from US Pacific Ocean Nuclear Bomb Test in 1954

Tsunami Memory (Mémoire Tsunami)

A big tsunami was approaching immediately after the occurrence of an M9.0 undersea earthquake. But people lost electricity due to the big tremor. TV news were suddenly not available. Car radios and community speakers were informing drivers and residents that a 5 to 6 meter high tsunami was coming. Yet, residents on the North Pacific Ocean were confident with coast levees and shelter belts surrounding their towns, since the levees and forests were mostly 5 to 10 meter high.

To tell the truth, what emerged off the shore was 15-meter high tsunamis which climbed 30 meters high in some terrains when they hit the ground, passing through harbors or inlets and raiding 3 to 5 km inland.

If an authority had been able to correctly find that 15-meter high tsunamis were rushing in immediately after the occurrence of the M9.0 earthquake, most of the victims should have run away from their homes earlier, since it took about an hour that huge tsunamis reached the land from 150 km to 200 km off the coast. Accordingly, 25,000 people were lost in northeast Japan on March 11, 2011.

Indeed, from the beginning, as the M9.0 earthquake destroyed seismographs or made them malfunction, the Japanese authority could not correctly measure the scale of the tsunami. Hours later when they collected data having been measured in foreign countries, the Japanese authority understood that it was an M9.0 earthquake.

This is a typical pattern of wholesale collapse. Nonetheless, lessons are not fully learnt by Japanese politicians, including the prime minister of Japan.

SECTION I: Tsunami Memory

The following video shows how a big tsunami invaded Kesen-numa City of Miyagi Pref., Japan, on March 11, 2011.
Click here:

In this way, 100,000 houses and buildings were completely destroyed and 60,000 partly demolished while 400,000 cars were lost, making the Japan's GDP dip by 3% or so.

It was all caused by a great earthquake with Magnitude 9.0 energy that happened in an undersea area stretching hundreds of kilometers along the Pacific coast line of Honsyu Island from the north to the south. At the end of the affected area, Tokyo Bay is situated so luckily.

SECTION II: Aid Memory

It was a big surprise that so many peoples and organizations in the world extended support, help, and sympathy to Japanese victims of the 3/11 Disaster.

04/20/2011 17:01
Taiwan leads in providing aid to Japan's tsunami victims
Taiwan's 23 million people are the most generous in terms of money and material aid. More than 5 billion TND are raised in a race involving political leaders, companies, private groups and ordinary citizens. President Ma gets personally involved.

(To be continued...)

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Could such a large scale disaster happen in the world in future as the 3/11 Disaster of Japan?

The global warming will not cause such a drastic disaster as a matter of a few hours.

But, once in 1000 years, a very big volcano erupted on the earth, causing a globally low temperature state with ashes floating in the air and blocking sun rays.

Or, as is observed now in China, droughts might prevail on the surface of the earth, leading to shortage of foods.

Anyway, I hope that any terrorists will abandon an idea of stealing and using nuclear material for their cause, as they see how terribly bad the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accidents are.

Rev 6:7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.

Rev 6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

Rev 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

"I will destroy man whom I have created" - (Truth of Radiation)

Japanese Fishing Boat

As an Witness of Radiation Sprayed

By US Nuclear Bomb Tests in Pacific Ocean in 1950's

Truth of Radiation (Vérité de la radioprotection)

Which is more important for a man, the end of his life or the end of the world?

Is there any meaning in God's punishing all the mankind or a certain person who is I or you?

You may want your children or grandchildren to have a happy life after your death. But for their happiness, would you rather sacrifice your own happiness?

There are two ways in dealing with this issue. First, admit the Lord God Almighty who ultimately governs souls of mankind. Secondly, believe you, your ancestors, and your descendants belong to one great spiritual world where mutual happiness should be realized.

The former is for believers of the God of Abraham. The latter is for Japanese and the likes.

SECTION I: Tokyo Radiation Measurement

Recently a Japanese journalist traveled to Washington DC and New York.

In Washington DC, he met old friends some of whom, however, hesitated to shake hands fully as before. Those Americans said that nobody trusted the Japanese Government reporting daily dosage values measured around Tokyo and Fukushima. Accordingly, they hesitated to shake hands fully as before with an old friend coming from Japan very recently.

In New York, the Japanese journalist found a smoking area on a street to take a humble smoke. Then, a middle-aged half-homeless looking white man approached to him, extending the shaking hand. So, the Japanese said to the man, "I am just from Tokyo. This tobacco is of a Japanese brand. Is it OK for you?" Then the poor white man murmured and left the smoking Japanese.

The Japanese Communist Party announced that dose reports on Tokyo by the Government are not accurate, since they measure radiation 20 or 18 meters (60 or 54 feet) high above the ground in a very specific location (namely Shinjuku Ward) only delivering record of, for instance, 0.0623 micro-sieverts/hour.

According to the measurement record by the Party:
1). Surface of the ground in a park of Katsuhsika Ward: 0.618 micro-sieverts/hour

2). A 1 meter-high point near a filtration plant in Katsuhsika Ward: 0.3 micro-sieverts/hour

3). A 1 meter-high point in a grass field of Adachi Ward: 0.257 micro-sieverts/hour

4). A 1 meter-high point in a park of Koto Ward: 0.186 micro-sieverts/hour

Generally speaking, values of radiation measured by the Party in the eastern part of Tokyo are relatively high, though within a harmless range. Yet, 0.618 micro-sieverts/hour in Katsuhsika Ward, Tokyo Prefecture, means 5.42 milli sieverts per year, which is not so desirable. 

SECTION II: Losing a Wager

The Japanese nuclear energy community must have thought: "We are not such a fool as would embrace huge costs taking preventive measures in nuclear power plants against an earthquake or a tsunami of a scale observed only once in 1000 years."

So, the God laughed at their foolishness, without sparing the Japanese people the tragedy on March 11, 2011 which led to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accidents.

What is required for the Japanese and their leaders is laughing at their own foolishness of having made a wager that an earthquake or a tsunami of a scale observed only once in 1000 years would never happen on March 11, 2011.

It is so, since an earthquake and a tsunami of a scale observed only once in 1000 years actually occurred on March 11, 2011, crippling four nuclear reactors in Fukushima Daiichi.

And, while even the Japanese are now forced to be humbler before the God, how severely will they be treated by the God: the Chinese, the North Koreans, and the Russians?

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It is very interesting that ancient Hebrews had a notion that the God might have terminated existence of mankind because He repented His creation of men.

As men came to do evil things, the God came to decide the termination of mankind. It is very understandable, if the God had created mankind to see good in men. But, to put an end to the human history, the God has to act on His initiative. It means that mankind could survive for a very long time while doing every evil thing. Mankind as a whole has ability to survive for centuries and millenniums while doing evil things among themselves. It is a surprise. Yet, for this reason, to put an end to the human history, the God has to act on His initiative. It is all the more interesting that ancient Hebrews thought so, as so expressed in the Old Testament.

Nonetheless, for a reason still unclear, the God sent His son to mankind 2000 years ago to save them.

Probably, to truly understand why the God sent His son to mankind 2000 years ago to save them is the most important thing for man.

It is probably more important than the end of one's life or the end of the world.

In addition, the evil things include abuse of atomic energy or nuclear power.

(Note that if Christ Jesus is the Son of the God, he is so if anybody except the God said He is not.)

(Note that even if Christ Jesus is the Son of the God, the God might say that He is not for some purpose.)

(Note that only if Christ Jesus is the Son of the God, we can be sure that we are being treated well by the God. We do not have to take pains to read Torah and the like or worship five times a day.)

Gen 6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

Gen 6:7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

Gen 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

Monday, June 06, 2011

"marvelled because of their unbelief" - (Atomic Era)

On Tokyo Bay...Daigo Fukuryu Maru

1954 Radiation Victim Ship

At an Exhibition since 1976
(Photos taken by EEE Reporter)

The Atomic Era (L'ère atomique)

Once Japan was divided into scores of local countries, though wholly governed by the Imperial Court in Nara (Yamato) and then in Kyoto before the beginning of rule by samurai 800 years ago. Each country had many shinto shrines integrated into the central shinto regime in the capital.

The Tohoku region of today was once called in large "Mutsu." The leading shrine was called "Shiogama-Jinjya" situated in today's Miyagi Prefecture.

It is unknown if gods enshrined in the shrine gave warning beforehand to the coming 3/11 Disaster that gravely hit the northeast (Tohoku) region of Honsyu Island of Japan.

For example, Tokyo belongs to an old country called "Musashi" whose leading shrine is however not in Tokyo Prefecture.

SECTION I: Radiation Victim Ship

The wooden ship, Daigo Fukuryu Maru, was built in 1947 as a bonito fishing boat, though it was later converted for a tuna fishing boat to sail to the Central and South Pacific Oceans as far as Indonesian waters. It contributed to feeding the Japanese people in hungry times after WWII. However, a big neclear tragedy hit the ship and its 23 crew members in predawn of March 1, 1954.
In March 1954 the United States carried out a hydrogen bomb test on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, located in the Pacific Ocean. The radioactive fallout (small particles of coral reef containing highly radioactive materials) produced by the test fell on a Japanese fishing boat named Daigo Fukuryū Maru (Lucky Dragon No. 5), which was about 160 km from the test site. One of the crewmembers of the contaminated boat died in September of that year.
Note: 100 rads = 1 sievert
Accordingly the crew of Daigo Fukuryumaru received 3 sieverts of radiation, which is fatal. Radiation above 0.5 sieverts per year is said to have a grave influence on the human body.  

Castle Bravo was the code name given to the first U.S. test of a dry fuel thermonuclear hydrogen bomb device, detonated on March 1, 1954 at Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, as the first test of Operation Castle. Castle Bravo was the most powerful nuclear device ever detonated by the United States, with a yield of 15 megatons. That yield, far exceeding the expected yield of 4 to 6 megatons, combined with other factors, led to the most significant accidental radiological contamination ever caused by the United States. Fallout from the detonation — intended to be a secret test — poisoned the islanders who had previously inhabited the atoll and returned there afterwards,[1] as well as the crew of Daigo Fukuryū Maru ("Lucky Dragon No. 5"), a Japanese fishing boat, and created international concern about atmospheric thermonuclear testing.

Operation Castle was a United States series of high-energy (high-yield) nuclear tests by Joint Task Force SEVEN (JTF-7) at Bikini Atoll beginning in March 1954. It followed Operation Upshot-Knothole and preceded Operation Teapot.

Operation Castle Schedule (Post BRAVO)
Experiment... Original/Revised date... Original yield... Revised yield
UNION... 11 March 1954/22 April 1954... 3-4 Mt... 5-10 Mt
YANKEE... 22 March 1954/27 April 1954... 8 Mt... 9.5 Mt
NECTAR... 5 April 1954/20 April... 1.8 Mt... 1-3 Mt
ROMEO... 15 April 1954/27 March 1954... 4 Mt... 8 Mt
KOON... 22 April 1954/7 April 1954... 1 Mt... 1.5 Mt

SECTION II: Depleted Uranium

Uranium is heavier than iron and lead. Low-grade uranium can be effective material for a warhead or a cannonball if not a nuclear bomb. But, it still emits radiation.
Features: Depleted Uranium
3. What is Depleted Uranium (DU)?
In order to produce fuel for certain types of nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons, uranium has to be "enriched" in the U-235 isotope, which is responsible for nuclear fission. During the enrichment process the fraction of U-235 is increased from its natural level (0.72% by mass) to between 2% and 94% by mass. The by-product uranium mixture (after the enriched uranium is removed) has reduced concentrations of U-235 and U-234. This by-product of the enrichment process is known as depleted uranium (DU). The official definition of depleted uranium given by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is uranium in which the percentage fraction by weight of U-235 is less than 0.711%. Typically, the percentage concentration by weight of the uranium isotopes in DU used for military purposes is: U-238: 99.8%; U-235: 0.2%; and U-234: 0.001%.
6. What are the military uses of depleted uranium?
Uranium's physical and chemical properties make it very suitable for military uses. DU is used in the manufacturing of ammunitions used to pierce armour plating, such as those found on tanks, in missile nose cones and as a component of tank armour. Armour made of depleted uranium is much more resistant to penetration by conventional anti-armour ammunitions than conventional hard rolled steel armour plate.
10. How could uranium and DU be harmful to people? Has DU or uranium been definitely linked to human cancer?
Like any radioactive material, there is a risk of developing cancer from exposure to radiation emitted by natural and depleted uranium. This risk is assumed to be proportional to the dose received. Limits for radiation exposure are recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) and have been adopted in the IAEA's Basic Safety Standards. The annual dose limit for a member of the public is 1 mSv, while the corresponding limit for a radiation worker is 20 mSv. The additional risk of fatal cancer associated with a dose of 1 mSv is assumed to be about 1 in 20,000. This small increase in lifetime risk should be considered in light of the risk of 1 in 5 that everyone has of developing a fatal cancer . It must also be noted that cancer may not become apparent until many years after exposure to a radioactive material.
13. What are the possible radiation hazards from handling DU projectiles?
The contact dose rate from a DU penetrator is about 2 mSv per hour, primarily from beta particle decay from DU progeny. At this dose rate it is unlikely that prolonged contact with a DU penetrator would lead to skin burns (erythema) or any other acute radiation effect. Nevertheless, the dose that could be delivered from handling of DU ammunitions is such that the exposure and handling time should be kept to a minimum and protective apparel (gloves should be worn). A public information campaign may, therefore, be required to ensure that people avoid handling the projectiles. This should form part of any risk assessment and such precautions should depend on the scope and number of ammunitions used in an area.

It is said that Japanese utility companies, such as Tokyo Electric Power Company that owns Fukushima Daiichi, entrust America with enrichment of uranium (U-238 dominant to U-235 concentrated). Then, the American Government gives U-238 material (with a little U-235 remnants in it) left in the enrichment process to American companies manufacturing depleted uranium weapons.

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There is a very important description in the Bible about deeds Christ Jesus conducted.

He sent His twelve disciples forth by two and two, giving them power over unclean spirits.

He committed His disciples to acts of purification of people. Then, if each pair had really performed the act of miracle on troubled people, great effects should have appeared in Judea. If each pair had healed one person per day, they should have healed 2000 people per year. In 10 years, 20,000 people. In 30 years, 60,000 people. But, Titus Flavius Josephus (A.D. 37 – 100) did not mention any such acts of miracle in his great books, The Jewish War (75 AD) and Antiquities of the Jews (94 AD).

What happened with those disciples of Christ Jesus who were dispatched to the world around A.D. 30?

Were their lives all terminated before they could fully exercise their power? Or were their acts of miracle taken by people as something "ordinary" so that nobody especially spread their spiritual work? Or does it mean that something truly amazing is never told especially if it is so personal?

(Feel like having heard it some time ago...

Mar 6:5 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.

Mar 6:6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.

Mar 6:7 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;

Sunday, June 05, 2011


10:52: Today I will be around Tokyo Bay.

18:21: Today I was around Tokyo Bay.

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CHINA IN 1900 (La Chine en 1900)

In 1900, the Boxer Rebellion was launched in China by local Chinese who joined the secretive anti-foreigner society.

The Manchuria-origin Qing court that long governed China also joined this violent movement attacking Westerners and Japanese. However, rebellions were suppressed by Western powers and the Empire of Japan and eventually the Qing court lost face. 

Yet, the Russian Empire would not withdraw its troops after the incident. Rather, they had its troops advance from Manchuria to the border to Korea. This movement alarmed not only the Empire of Japan but also the U.K. that had a plan to build a railway from Beijing to Mukden (in Manchuria).

Accordingly, the first Anglo-Japanese Alliance was signed in 1902. The Russian Empire, competing with the British Empire for the hegemony over Afghanistan, was also faced with the British pressure through the Empire of Japan at the border between Manchuria and Korea while China or the Qing dynasty was making wider concession to Russians.

The Russian Empire boldly occupied Manchuria in 1903. The Empire of Japan proposed that it would accept Russia's hegemony and presence in Manchuria provided that the Russian Empire accepted Japanese hegemony and presence in the Korean Peninsula. But, Moscow responded that the Russian Empire would take Manchuria as a matter of course and requested the same right in Korea as the Empire of Japan's.

So inevitably, it resulted in an outbreak of war between the Empire of Japan and the Russian Empire around Manchuria. China or the Qing dynasty was not directly involved in this war, though the war was fought mostly in its legitimate land territory of the Qing dynasty. Facing the Russian military power, the Qing dynasty of China and the Rhee dynasty of Korea had no chance to stand as a true independent country like the Empire of Japan.

On the sea, the Empire of Japan was equipped with then modern six steel-hulled battle ships purchased from the British Empire before the start of the war against the Russian Empire. So, the Battle of Tsushima (the Great Naval Combat in the Sea of Japan) was fought as the world first full-scale naval battle by two countries using steel-hulled battle ships. In this war, the Empire of Japan mobilized 76 warships, including those purchased from the British Empire and those built in Japan, and 76 torpedo motorboats. (After this war the Empire of Japan for real started to build then advanced steel-hulled battle ships by itself.) In addition, the Imperial Army of Japan used rifles that were all made in Japan and domestically-made and imported artillery in the Japanese-Russo War. (China and Korea had then no such industrial power.)
(Orange lines and arrows indicate deployment and advance of the Imperial Japan's troops and fleets against those of the Russian Empire. Black lines indicate railroads built by Russians and Japanese, respectively.)

The victory of the Empire of Japan over the Russian Empire was resulted from a series of neck-and-neck battles. But, its aftermath was great. Without this victory on the Japanese side, the Far East and East Asia should have been fully colonized by Russians and eventually other West Europeans and Americans like in the Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia, and South East Asia. It proved that to be a power of the world you did not have to be a European and Christian country.

Indeed, it was the first major victory of an Asian nation over a European great power since the era of Genghis Khan. But, it made even the U.S. nervous about a potential collision with the Empire over the Pacific Ocean.

Truly, even today most of Afghans know the Japanese-Russo War and the victory of the Empire of Japan. Truly Japan and Afghanistan are the two countries that once defeated invading Russians.

But, as later the Empire of Japan made war against the U.S., Islamic fighters entered a state of war with the U.S. There lies something that has to be reviewed from a historical context of a wider span of time. At least, a futile war must not happen. But, how meaningful are the wars past and ongoing?

Anyway, the state of Asia in 1910 had come to be as follows:

Eventually, the Empire of Japan saved Korean people and Taiwan people from being dominated or enslaved by Russians and other Westerners. Though it is true that the Japanese people had a sense of superiority over Koreans and the Taiwanese at the time, the Japanese way of occupation of Korea and Taiwan was not cruel at all compared with Western rule over their colonies. Modernization and Westernization were first introduced into Korea and Taiwan by Japanese in this period. Even, modernization and westernization were more effectively introduced into part of China by Japanese than the Qing court in Beijing could do at the time.

To make sure, the literacy rate of the Chinese people around 1900 is estimated to be 5% to 30% while the rate in the Empire of Japan around 1900 is estimated to be 90%.

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It was an old wooden white fishing boat attacked by radiation from a US nuclear weapon test in 1954.

(A song having passed by some time...