Saturday, July 16, 2011

"they glorified God" - (Electricity and the Sea)

Great Tokyo...

Electricity and the Sea (L'électricité et la mer)

There are some fundamental conditions that have allowed Japan to succeed in industry and economy.

One of them is electricity or sufficient provision of electricity. But, due to strong requests by the government to carry out additional inspections of all the nuclear power plants in Japan, shortage of electricity has become a major social issue in Japan. Demands for electricity might exceed a total supply amount at least in a few hours of a hot day in the middle of the summer due to desperate needs of people for artificial cooling.

In the long term, Japan will have to find other resources for electricity generation that can replace nuclear fuel, since nuclear power generation, so far as now, accounts for 20 to 30% of the whole power production in Japan.

SECTION I: Tidal Power/Sea Power Generation

As there is a massive sea current in the south and east of the Japanese Archipelago, the tidal power generation is a big concern for some Japanese. The current, called Kurosio, flows at almost 7.4 km (4.5 miles) per hour. It keeps a velocity of about 2.5 km per hour at the depth of 600 to 700 meters.

Even recently an old fisherman of Okinawa drifted due to a trouble of his fishing boat. Taking 20 days, he was carried over 1000 km near the south of the Japanese mainland. There he was rescued out of the Pacific Ocean. The current carried his failed boat all along the Japanese Archipelago from the south to the north, at 50 km per day.
The Kuroshio (Japanese: "Black Tide") is a strong western boundary current in the western north Pacific Ocean.

It begins off the east coast of Taiwan and flows northeastward past Japan, where it merges with the easterly drift of the North Pacific Current. It is analogous to the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic Ocean, transporting warm, tropical water northward towards the polar region...

The Kuroshio is a warm current (24°C annual average sea surface temperature), about 100 km wide and produces frequent small to meso-scale eddies. The Kuroshio Current is ranked as a moderately high productivity ecosystem (150-300 gCm−2y−1) based on SeaWiFs global primary productivity estimates. The coastal areas are highly productive and the maximum chlorophyll value is found around 100 meters depth.

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Most of Europeans and Americans are surprised to know that Japan is the largest creditor country in the world.

Japan does not borrow money from the U.S., the U.K., Germany, China, or any other countries.

Japan has more than $3 trillion foreign assets as of 2010, including more than $1.1 trillion U.S. Treasury bonds.

As the American/English media and economists predicted in these 15 years that Japan would go bankrupt due to huge financial deficits, most of Europeans and Americans have come to think that Japan has no foreign assets. But it is a big misunderstanding. Japan is the largest creditor country in the world. And, most of Europeans and Americans are surprised that China has suddenly become a global economic power. But, it is Japan that has been investing capital and transferring technology to China in these decades to make it grow as a large market.

(The Japanese governmental financial problem is that the government spends more than the revenue from tax it has collected. The Japanese Government has issued a huge amount of bonds, however, which have been all purchased by domestic banks and so on. Within Japan, debts and credits are balanced between the Government and the private sector.)

While the American/English media and economists have been predicting in these 15 years that Japan would go bankrupt due to huge financial deficits, the 9/11 Terror occurred, the Enron scandal occurred, the subprime-loan triggered Wall Street crisis occurred, the GM bankruptcy occurred, and an European financial crisis is now occurring.

What I want to point to is that there is something inherently wrong in the American/English media and economists. Probably, they are trying to help rich Europeans and Americans continue to enjoy their status while leading poor Europeans and Americans to a very wrong direction. And, there is even a suspicion that they are boosting Chinese ego in their bubble-like monetary activities in the market in New York and London to eventually take a big byte on Chinese money.

Maybe, the final solution is to close the money market in New York and London and overhaul the American/English media and economists.

Luk 7:16 And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.

Friday, July 15, 2011

" before the throne of God" - (Wealth in Asia)

Wealth in Asia (Richesse en Asie)

Mesopotamia was once very rich; India was once very rich, and China was once very rich.

But, Europe was comparatively poor, though in the Greek and Roman times some Mediterranean Europeans enjoyed some riches.

However, in a wider scope, wealth was taken and brought into Europe from Asia by modern force or by power of modern civilization.

SECTION I: Global GDP by Region

In 1885, Europe (except Russia but including Turkey and Palestine) caught up with Asia (including Saudi Arabia to Japan) in terms of total GDP of the region.

It was also in 1929 that Western Offshore (including North America and Australia/New Zealand) caught up with Asia in terms of GDP.

But, the historical trend was finally fixed with Japan's success in launching and consolidating its economy in the global No.2 position next to the U.S. in early 1970's.

Ratio of GDP of Region in the World
Year...Europe (%)...Asia (%)...Western Offshore (%)
AD 1:...13...74...0
AD 100:...13...73...0
Till 1885, wealth in the world had been truly in Asia but not in Europe or North America. Accordingly, Western powers came to Asia, colonizing the region and raking local wealth.

But, the industrial revolution eventually allowed European nations to produce and accumulate modern wealth to the extent that surpassed mostly traditional wealth of Asia. Indeed, from 1885 to 1975, Europe and the Western Offshore region had enjoyed a leading position in producing wealth from factories and plants in the world. It was however changed forever with the rise of Japan as a member of Asia in early 1970's. The success of China in industrialization in 2000's is just an extention of this trend.

SECTION II: 1880's

The decade of 1880's seems to have some clues in analyzing the historical state of global wealth.

The 1880s was the decade that spanned from January 1, 1880 to December 31, 1889. They occurred at the core period of the Second Industrial Revolution. Most Western countries experienced a large economic boom, due to the mass production of railroads and other more convenient methods of travel. The modern city as well as the sky-scraper rose to prominence in this decade as well, contributing to the economic prosperity of the time. The Eighties were also part of the Gilded Age, which lasted from 1874 to 1907.
The industrial power Europe obtained in this period finally produced artificial wealth the amount of which surpassed traditional and natural resources Asia had. However, it did not mean colonization and exploitation of Asia by European powers came to end. Rather, they found great market and a resource-supplying potential in Asia for their industrial products.
The British Raj
In the second half of the 19th century, both the direct administration of India by the British crown and the technological change ushered in by the industrial revolution had the effect of closely intertwining the economies of India and Great Britain.[28] In fact many of the major changes in transport and communications (that are typically associated with Crown Rule of India) had already begun before the Mutiny. Since Dalhousie had embraced the technological change then rampant in Great Britain, India too saw rapid development of all those technologies. Railways, roads, canals, and bridges were rapidly built in India and telegraph links equally rapidly established in order that raw materials, such as cotton, from India's hinterland could be transported more efficiently to ports, such as Bombay, for subsequent export to England.[29] Likewise, finished goods from England, were transported back, just as efficiently, for sale in the burgeoning Indian markets.[30] However, unlike Britain itself, where the market risks for the infrastructure development were borne by private investors, in India, it was the taxpayers—primarily farmers and farm-labourers—who endured the risks, which, in the end, amounted to £50 million.[31] In spite of these costs, very little skilled employment was created for Indians. By 1920, with the fourth largest railway network in the world and a history of 60 years of its construction, only ten per cent of the "superior posts" in the Indian Railways were held by Indians.[32]

The rush of technology was also changing the agricultural economy in India: by the last decade of the 19th century, a large fraction of some raw materials—not only cotton, but also some food-grains—were being exported to faraway markets.[33] Consequently, many small farmers, dependent on the whims of those markets, lost land, animals, and equipment to money-lenders.[33] More tellingly, the latter half of the 19th century also saw an increase in the number of large-scale famines in India. Although famines were not new to the subcontinent, these were particularly severe, with tens of millions dying,[34] and with many critics, both British and Indian, laying the blame at the doorsteps of the lumbering colonial administrations.
The rupee India earned through trade with the U.K. was invested and operated mostly in London. Monetary wealth of India was taken to London to enrich the English and further Europeans under the regime of colonization by the British Empire. To put an end to this regime, WWII must have been fought, though mostly outside India.


Japan put an end to the rule by the sword of samurai in 1868.

Since then, the new imperial government of Japan, actually run by modernized and Westernized samurai, made full efforts to introduce modern science, technology, and systems from Western Europe and North America. Japan had enough gold, silver, and other financial resources to purchase those cultural products from Western powers at the time. China had also enough financial resources, but failed in modernization. The Qing Dynasty failed even in defending itself from invasion by Western powers.

1890 - The first assembly was convened in the Imperial Parliament of Japan

1894 - 1895 The first Sino-Japanese War was fought by the Empire of Japan and the Qing Dynasty of China over suzerainty in Korea, resulting in victory of the Japanese Empire who obtained Taiwan as reparations.

1898 - The corpus of civil law was introduced into the Empire of Japan, setting modern legal framework for civilian life in the Empire.

1898 - In the Qing Dynasty or China, Empress Dowager Cixi took power after the Guangxu Emperor's failure in the modernization efforts. China failed in introducing modern political/social systems. Great confusion of society continued till 1912, when the Qing Dynasty fell, and beyond 1912.

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FIFA Soccer Ranking in Asia as of April 2011

3...South Korea
7...Saudi Arabia

Female Soccer Ranking in Asia as of March 2011

2...North Korea
5...South Korea

Rev 7:15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.
Rev 7:16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

"Jesus went up into the temple, and taught" - (Another Nuclear Plant Close to Tokyo)


Another Nuclear Plant Close to Tokyo (une autre centrale nucléaire à proximité de Tokyo)

As of the end of the last year, the central banks in the world owned 35 trillion yen of yen-dominated assets ($438 billion). It was 24.6% up year on year.

So, the central banks of European countries and North America have been buying assets and bonds sold on a yen basis.

Economists and journalists in New York and London (as well as the Davos Conference) must be losing supporters, since they predicted that Japan would go bankrupt even before the 9/11 Terror, namely before the American sub-prime loan-triggered financial crisis, the GM bankruptcy, the Lehman shock, the Iceland crisis, the Ireland crisis, and the Greek crisis.

SECTION I: Tokai Daini (No. 2) Nuclear Power Station

There is a very notable nuclear power station situated between Tokyo and Fukushima Daiichi.

The Tokai Daini nuclear power station was not run by TEPCO but by the Japan Atomic Power Company that first introduced a nuclear power plant into Japan.

Tokai village in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan is well known to as the birthplace of nuclear power in Japan.

The Japan Atomic Power Co. began construction of Japan's first commercial nuclear power plant in Tokai village in 1960. Tokai Power Station was completed time in 1966, and then Tokai No.2 Power Station entered commercial operation in 1978.

Electricity produced from these power stations is transmitted and distributed, through utility companies in the Tokyo and Tohoku service areas, to industrial, commercial and domestic users, thus helping greatly to balance the supply and demand for power in Japan.

Japan's first large-scale nuclear power plant

In June 1973, construction began on the Tokai No.2 Power Station, Japan's first large-scale nuclear power plant. The facility entered commercial operation in November 1978. The plant is designed to provide a maximum of safety and reliability of the plant by enhancing operational efficiency, conducting regular inspection and maintenance, and computerizing the radiation control system. The plant holds the record for gross energy production on a single unit generation basis, for a power station in Japan.

Electric output: 1,100,000 kW
Reactor type: Boiling water reactor (BWR)
Fuel: Low enriched uranium (approx. 132 tons)
Start of commercial operation: November 1978
Power supplied to: Tohoku Electric Power Co.,Inc.
The Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc.
The Tokai Daini Power Station, however, had to suffer the 3/11 Disaster like all the nuclear power stations set on the shore of the northeast part of Honsyu Island or northeast of Tokyo.

The Tokai Daini (No. 2) nuclear power plant lost electricity immediately after the earthquake. Then, three emergency power generators started and two of emergency core cooling systems were activated. Subsequently, 30 minutes after the M9.0 earthquake, a 5.4 meter high tsunami attacked the nuclear power plant, halting one of the emergency power generators and damaging one of the two emergency core cooling systems.

So, eventually it took three and a half days to bring Tokai Daini into a cooling and safe state with its nuclear fuel, though without meltdown and hydrogen explosion.

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A: Yen/Dollar = 79.16

B: Yen/Yuan = 12.25

C: Yuan/Dollar = 6.46

A = B x C

If the Japanese yen gets so stronger than the U.S. dollar (A gets smaller), the yen also gets stronger against the Chinese yuan (B gets smaller) provided that the relationship between the yuan and the dollar is stable.

So, it looks advantageous for the U.S. and China that the yen gets stronger and stronger as they want to increase exports to Japan.

This is a challenge that Japan has to take up while suffering the aftermath of the 3/11 great earthquake and tsunami in addition to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.

This is a situation rather where the Revelation should be referred to. Japan may be truly in the vanguard of the era.

(Just mysterious...

Joh 7:14 Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.
Joh 7:15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"the way, that leadeth to destruction" - (Reactor Unit 5 and 6)

Tokyo Bay...

Reactor Unit 5 and 6 (5 Unité des réacteurs et 6)

The probability that you enter Heaven might not be so large, since you have money.

The probability that an infant might enter Heaven might be so large, since he or she has no money in most cases.

But, is the path to wealth so widely open? Compared with the way for a righteous life, it must be wider open though it must gets soon steep and high.

SECTION I: Fukushima Daiichi No. 5/6 Reactors

There are six nuclear reactor units in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant which are named from No. 1 to No. 6, though it was the first four reactors (No. 1 to No. 4) that were damaged by the 3/11 great earthquake, the 3/11 great tsunami, and subsequent hydrogen explosions.

Press Release (Mar 11,2011)
Impact to TEPCO's Facilities due to Miyagiken-Oki Earthquake (as of 9PM)

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station:
Units 1 to 3: shutdown due to earthquake
Units 4 to 6: outage due to regular inspection

Press Release (Mar 12,2011)
Plant Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (as of 11PM March 12th )

Unit 5 (outage due to regular inspection)
- Reactor has been shut down and sufficient level of reactor coolant to
ensure safety is maintained.
- Currently, we do not believe there is any reactor coolant leakage
inside the reactor containment vessel.

Unit 6 (outage due to regular inspection)
- Reactor has been shut down and sufficient level of reactor coolant to
ensure safety is maintained.
- Currently, we do not believe there is any reactor coolant leakage
inside the reactor containment vessel.

Press Release (Mar 17,2011)
Plant Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (as of 9:00 am Mar 17th)

Unit 5 (outage due to regular inspection)
-Reactor has been shut down and sufficient level of reactor coolant to
ensure safety is maintained.
-Currently, we do not believe there is any reactor coolant leakage
inside the reactor containment vessel.

Unit 6 (outage due to regular inspection)
-Reactor has been shut down and sufficient level of reactor coolant to
ensure safety is maintained.
-Currently, we do not believe there is any reactor coolant leakage
inside the reactor containment vessel.

Press Release (Mar 29,2011)
Plant Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (as of 4:00 PM Mar 29th)

Unit 5 (outage due to regular inspection)
-Sufficient level of reactor coolant to ensure safety is maintained.
-At 5 am, March 19th, we started the Residual Heat Removal System Pump (C) in order to cool the spent fuel pool.
-At 2:30 pm, March 20th, the reactor achieved reactor cold shutdown.
At around 5:24 pm on March 23rd, when we switched the temporary Residual Heat Removal System Seawater Pump, it has stopped automatically. At around 4:14 pm, March 24th we replaced the pump, and restarted cooling of reactor at around 4:35 pm.
-At this moment, we do not consider any reactor coolant leakage inside the reactor happened.

Unit 6 (outage due to regular inspection)
-Sufficient level of reactor coolant to ensure safety is maintained.
-We completed the repair work on the emergency diesel generator (A).
-At 10:14 pm, March 19th, we started the Residual Heat Removal System Pump (B) of Unit 6 in order to cool the spent fuel pool.
-At 7:27 pm, March 20th, the reactor achieved reactor cold shutdown.
-In relation to the two seawater side pumps of the Residual Heat
Removal System, we switched the power source from temporary to permanent at 3:38 PM and 3:42PM, Mar 25 respectively.
-At this moment, we do not consider any reactor coolant leakage inside
the reactor happened.

When power generation is stopped in a nuclear power plant, how can its facilities and instruments receive electricity? Yes, it is from the outside of the nuclear power plant or from emergency diesel generators installed in the nuclear plant. But, Reactor Unit 1 to 4 of Fukushima Daiichi lost them all on April 11, 2011. But, the situation was a little different for Unit 5 and 6, since they were situated over a distance from Unit 1 to 4.

The Reactor Unit 5 was shut down for periodic inspection on January 3, 2011. When the great earthquake and the tsunami attacked the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the Reactor Unit 5 had its fuel rods inside the nuclear reactor and the spent fuel pool. The tsunami destroyed the emergency power supply from the outside of the plant to the Reactor Unit 5. However, its pump to circulate coolant water through the pressure vessel received electricity from a diesel generator that survived the tsunami in the Reactor Unit 6. The pump also sent cooling water to the spent fuel pool inside the nuclear reactor building. All the other diesel generators for emergency use except this one were destroyed by the tsunami. On march 21, the power supply from outside of the Fukushima Daiichi Plant to the Reactor Unit 5 was restored. The fuel-rods cooling operation continued successfully.

The Reactor Unit 6 was shut down for periodic inspection on August 16, 2010. When the great earthquake and the tsunami attacked the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the Reactor Unit 6 had its fuel rods inside the nuclear reactor and the spent fuel pool. The tsunami destroyed the emergency power supply from the outside of the plant to the Reactor Unit 6. However, its pump to circulate coolant water through the pressure vessel received electricity from the diesel generator that survived the tsunami in the Reactor Unit 6. The pump also sent cooling water to the spent fuel pool inside the nuclear reactor building. All the other diesel generators for emergency use except this one were destroyed by the tsunami. On march 22, the power supply from outside of the Fukushima Daiichi Plant to the Reactor Unit 6 was restored. The fuel-rods cooling operation continued successfully.

In this way, no meltdown occurred in Reactor Unit 5 and 6 of Fukushima Daiichi. Accordingly, no hydrogen explosion occurred in Reactor Unit 5 and 6. Therefore, no radiation leakage occurred from Reactor Unit 5 and 6 of Fukushima Daiichi.

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The era of the Space Shuttle is going to end finally, since the last Shuttle is now orbiting the earth.

Its operation has expanded from 1981 to 2011. The number of launching operations is 135. It failed twice fatally. It fails at a ratio of 2/135 = 1.48%.

In Japan, among 54 nuclear reactors four reactors in Fukushima Daiichi failed in the wake of the 3/11 Disaster. So, they fail at a ratio of 4/54 = 7.4%.

However, TEPCO estimated the possibility of occurrence of a tsunami with a height of 10 meters at its nuclear power plant as 1%. This estimation was reported by Tokyo Electric Power Company itself in an international conference in 2006.

The lesson is that a 1% probability of any fatal incident must be addressed with full capability of any non-nonsense organization.

And, the era of the World Trade Center in New York was already gone after having stretched from 1973 to 2001. It is said that there have been 200 skyscrapers in the U.S. As two WTC towers were fatally demolished, their fatal rate might be regarded as 2/200 = 1%, too.

As another example, among 44 U.S. Presidents four were assassinated; the fatal ratio is 4/44 = 9%.

But, how many princesses have been killed in a car accident in the world? Princess Grace and Princess Diana, and any more? As there are 26 royal families and one imperial family in the world today, so that probably 100 princesses must have existed between 1980's and 1990's. Then their fatal rate is 2/100 = 2%.

(Telstar was launched in 1962.

Mat 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

"to do ought for his father or his mother" - (Emergency Power Generator)


Emergency Power Generator (un générateur de secours)

Japanese industry has depended on nuclear power generation, which is shaken since the 3/11 Disaster.

If all the 54 nuclear reactors for generation of electricity should be stopped in an extreme case, Japan will lose 30% of its total electricity, which would severely damage the Japanese industry. At least, current plans to build more nuclear reactors will be reviewed and halted.

It is a big challenge to the Japanese people enjoying advanced material life. And, this challenge could be only posed by the God on March 11, 2011, though the Disaster took about 25,000 lives.

SECTION I: Fukushima "Daini" Nuclear Plant

No troubles occurred in the Fukushima Daini Plant on March 11, 2011, when the M9.0 great earthquake occurred and 15-meter high tsunamis were generated off the northeast part of Honsyu Island, Japan. However, the Fukushima Daini Plant is situated just 10 km (6 miles) south of the Fukushima Daiichi Plant.

Fukushima Daini Specifications:
Unit... Criticality...Reactor supplier...Output... Containment
1...31/07/1981 ...Toshiba...1.10 Mkw...Mark 2
2...23/06/1983 ...Hitachi...1.10 Mkw...Mark 2 advanced
3...14/12/1984 ...Toshiba...1.10 Mkw...Mark 2 advanced
4...17/12/1986 ...Hitachi...1.10 Mkw...Mark 2 advanced


It is true that Fukuhima Daini was attacked by big tsunamis like Fukushima Daiichi, but how could it survive?

TEPCO has released a detailed analysis of the tsunami that hit the Fukushima Daini Nuclear plant on March 11th, 2011. The analysis specifies the Inundation height, Inundation area, and the Run-up Height

Inundation Height – Considering the marks left on building facilities the height of the Tsunami waters reached 6.5meters to 7meters above the base level (Base Level = O.P. 0 meters) Inundation Depth was approximately 2 to 3 meters only at the south side of Unit 1 building.

Inundation Area – Most of the ocean-side area but no run-up over the hill to the main building area was found.

Run-up Height – Considering the vestiges on slope and road, approximately O.P. +14 meters.

It appears the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant was designed to be able to handle Tsunami waters that are only 5.2 meters above the Base level O.P. 0 meters. As the Tsunami waters reached 6.5 to 7 meters above base level the heat exchanger building was overwhelmed but the waters did not overwhelm the Turbine buildings or the reactor buildings the way it did to the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

It is because emergency power generators for nuclear reactors were secured in Fukushima Daini from seawater the tsunami carried in. But, those generators were not sufficiently protected in Daiichi, so that they were submerged. Without the power source, cooling water could not be circulated through a reactor, making it impossible to cool nuclear fuel and prevent meltdown.

So, it is just a matter of locations of emergency power generators that made a difference.

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Another consideration is that Prime Minister Mr. Naoto Kan has survived due to the state of emergency of all over Japan.

PM Mr. Kan was severely attacked by opposition politicians before March 11, since he received money for his political activities from a Korean resident in Japan, which was illegal. His way of administration failed in diplomacy especially with China (the Senkaku issue) and Russia (the norther territory issue), and his reformation plan on national finance and social welfare systems were not trusted, since he recruited an ex-opposition politician as a minister in charge of the reformation. He was only praised in his policy to promote nuclear power generation. He was proud of himself successfully selling a nuclear power plant to Vietnam.

Yet, the 3/11 great earthquake and tsunami occurred to save him. Some Media called to the people to cooperate with the Kan Cabinet to overcome the predicament the nation has come to suffer. So the approval rating of PM Mr. Kan rose to 35% from 25%. But now, four months after March 11, his approval rating has fallen again further down to 15%. It is partly because the Fukushima Daiichi situation has not come to be fixed and still tens of thousands of people in the Tohoku coastal areas are in a state of refugees (in addition to 85,000 evacuees from regions around Fukushima Daiichi).

However, it is well known that the largest opposition party LDP has had a strong tie with the Japanese nuclear industry, since the LDP had been in power since 1950's to 2009. Most of responsibility for the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster might be on the conservative and pro-American LDP. So, PM Mr. Kan and his DPJ, though pro-Chinese and even pro-North Korean, have been reasonably in charge of the Government in these four months, so to speak. But, the condition seems to be changing now.

We may have a new prime minister in Japan in this summer if early, since no more hydrogen explosion looks likely in Fukushima Daiichi.

Mar 7:11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.
Mar 7:12 And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother;
Mar 7:13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
Mar 7:14 And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand:

Monday, July 11, 2011

"over all the land of Egypt and Chanaan" - (Just 15-meter High Walls Needed)


Just 15-meter High Walls Needed (À seulement 10 mètres de murs élevés nécessaires)

Ancient Egyptians built great pyramids at Giza in 2560 BC.

Astonishingly, it was 560 years before Abraham left Ur in Mesopotamia.

Yet, surprisingly, the great engineering work of the pyramid did not contribute much to development of science and technology of mankind for 4570 years, namely to date.

It can be the biggest mystery in history. However, one thing true about the pyramid technology is that it is not dangerous at all to human beings. Yet, the biggest merit of the pyramid is in its elevation.

SECTION I: Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant

The Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant is situated just some 45 km (30 miles) from the epicenter of the 3/11 Tohoku Earthquake, Japan.

But it was safe on March 11, and it is still safe today.

(Small circles in the above map show intensity of earthquake motion; red is strong, and green, blue, and white are weak.)

On the other hand, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is situated some 180 km (110 miles) from the epicenter of the 3/11 Tohoku Earthquake, though it could not withstand the M9.0 shock and 15-meter high tsunamis.

What saved the Onagawa plant?

Onagawa Reactor Characteristics:
Unit... Type... Start of Operation... Electric Power... Contractor
Onagawa - 1... BWR... 1984... 524 MW... Toshiba
Onagawa - 2... BWR... 1995... 825 MW... Toshiba
Onagawa - 3... BWR... 2002... 825 MW... Toshiba/Hitachi

Fukushima Daiichi Features:
Unit... Type... Containment... Commercial operation...Power...Supplier
Fukushima I-1... BWR-3... Mark I... 1971... 460 MW... General Electric
Fukushima I-2... BWR-4... Mark I... 1974... 784 MW... General Electric
Fukushima I-3... BWR-4... Mark I... 1976... 784 MW... Toshiba
Fukushima I-4... BWR-4... Mark I... 1978... 784 MW... Hitachi

Put simply, it was an elevation on which the Onagawa nuclear plant was built. It was built on a 14.8-meter high hill on the shore. But, the great earthquake pulled the hill downward by 1 meter, so that its level above the sea became 13.8 meters. There came the tsunami with a height of 13 meters. Accordingly, the plant was not submerged due to the margin of 0.8 meters or 2.5 feet.

On the other hand, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was built by leveling a 35-meter high hill on the shore. It was eventually set on the ground at 0 meters above the sea level with just 6 meter high breakwaters. And, fatally, it was attacked by a 15-meter high tsunami in the evening of March 11, 2011, leading to the worst nuclear disaster ever since Chernobyl.

Nonetheless, the Onagawa nuclear power plant, run by Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. but not by Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc., suffered some damage:
The three units remain in cold shutdown since the earthquake of 11 March. Two hundred people who lost their homes to the tsunami took refuge in the plant.[11] The April 7th aftershock damaged 2 of the 3 external power lines to the plant but cooling was maintained through the third line.
(Onagawa Plant; Photo by Tohoku Electric Power Company)

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In East Asia, the seasons have following colors:

Spring - Blue (Green); Summer - Red; Autumn - White; and Winter - Black

The four points of the compass have following colors:

East - Blue; South - Red; West - White; and North - Black

By the way, days of the week are described as follows in Japanese:
Monday - Gestsu-yo (Moon)
Tuesday - Ka-yo (Fire)
Wednesday - Sui-yo (Water)
Thursday - Moku-yo (Tree)
Friday - Kin-yo (Gold)
Saturday - Do-yo (Earth)
Sunday - Nichi-yo (Sun)

They are from ancient Chinese philosophy, but Chinese today do not use this calling of the days of the week. Anyway, Japanese even today live under a strong influence of ancient Chinese ideals. When calling a day of the weak, Japanese are virtually practicing philosophy. (However the concept of a week consisting of seven days was imported from the Christian West on start of modernization of Japan in late 1860's. )

And, nuclear power is unlikely to be introduced into any philosophy to be given a position in the calendar.

(Traditionally the summer in Japan is July and August. June is a chilly rainy season and September is fast to have the cool sea around the Japanese Archipelago. Yet, global warming has changed the condition, though global cooling may come at any time.

Act 7:11 Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and Chanaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no sustenance.
Act 7:12 But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first.
Act 7:13 And at the second time Joseph was made known to his brethren; and Joseph's kindred was made known unto Pharaoh.
Act 7:14 Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to him, and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls.
Act 7:15 So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, he, and our fathers,
Act 7:16 And were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor the father of Sychem.
Act 7:17 But when the time of the promise drew nigh, which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,
Act 7:18 Till another king arose, which knew not Joseph.
Act 7:19 The same dealt subtilly with our kindred, and evil entreated our fathers, so that they cast out their young children, to the end they might not live.
Act 7:20 In which time Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father's house three months:
Act 7:21 And when he was cast out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Equal Wages


Equal Wages (l'égalité des salaires)

China has imitated the Japanese shinkansen train.

China is going to apply for a patent with their version of the shinkansen to patent office of various countries, including the U.S. However, the contract between Japan and China restricts such an action. Japan has helped China build their own version of super-express trains. But now some Japanese concerned think that China is betraying Japan.

However, it is unthinkable that Japanese businesses sever their connections with China. China has still cheap labor force, wider market, some natural resources, and a various convenience. Yet, most of the Japanese want the Chinese people to observe rules, respect peace and harmony, mind their manners, and get humble.

Indeed, there are some Japanese that predict even a future military confrontation between China and the U.S. It would be a big episode in history, though it cannot be a main event that would change the course of history.

Anyway, it is nice to travel by train from Shanghai to Beijing taking just four hours. It would be better to travel by the shinkansen train from Washington DC to New York taking just one hour or by the Japanese linear motor train taking half an hour.

SECTION I: Wage Comparison


SECTION II: Wage Comparison based on PPP

In the overall manufacturing sector, wages in America are not necessarily high.

SECTION III: Equal Wages

It is well known that Christ Jesus told that equal wages should be paid to all the workers, including those who came to a workplace very late.

So, if equal wages are paid to all the workers on the earth, including German workers, American workers, Japanese workers, Indian workers, and Chinese workers, the world will be blessed by the God.

But, why have wages in each country come to differ from one another? Mostly it is because of disparity in living costs which is ascribed to long history of domestic and international development of economy. As it is bad history full of competition, exploitation, and armed occupation, its result is so bad.

From the beginning, Christ Jesus did not tell that people should work for wages to buy bread, though He did not say not to work to earn wages. What He said is first ask for the Kingdom of God, then we would be given what is needed for life, including probably wages and bread.

We may work for wages, but at lease we do not live for wages.

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