Saturday, October 29, 2011

"greater than all" - 2010 but not 2060

Sagami Bay, near Tokyo or Mt. Fuji...there

2010 but not 2060

With Hiroshima and Nagasaki, WWII ended. With Chernobyl, the Cold War ended. Then, is what going to be ended with Fukushima Daiichi?

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Second Coming of Christ Already Started in 2010

Newton calculated that the Second Coming of Lord Jesus should be later than 2060.
Newton thought that the Advent would occur 1260 years after the time when the Vatican revived the Roman Empire. He judged that the time was 800, so that he obtained the year 2060. 
800 + 1260 = 2060 
But, is the time really 800 when Pope Leo III crowned Charlemagne Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire in Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome? It is controversial.
In my calculation the Second Coming of Christ Jesus should be around 2010, since 750 must be used in lieu of 800: 750 + 1260 = 2010.

Anyway, it looks like that something bad will happen when the end of times is approaching. For some, WWI was the sign. For others, WWII was the sign. And, for the rest, 2001 and 2008 must be. But, for believers it must be 2010 rather than Newton's 2060.
So, the year 750 must be the starting point for Newton's calculation of adding 1260 to obtain the year of the Second Advent. Accordingly, we can get 2010 as 750 + 1260 = 2010...
Although the city (Pella in Palestine where early Christians fled) was still inhabited as late as the tenth Century CE, it was the deadly earthquake of CE 747 that ended its long history as a city of major influence in the region 
 720 - The second oldest exisiting imperial chronicle and myth of Japan called Nihon Shoki (Record of Japan) was compiled following an imperial order. This book has become one of major documentary resources for shintoism. 
752 - The world's largest bronze statue of the Buddha, called "Daibutsu" in Japanese, was built in Heijyo-kyo (Nara City), following an imperial order.
"(Islamic) Golden Age" (750–1258)
Under the Abbasids, Islamic civilization flourished in the "Islamic Golden Age", with its capital at the cosmopolitan city of Baghdad.
As for the base number 1260, how Newton discovered it might be a little interesting:
"So then the time times & half a time are 42 months or 1260 days or three years & an half, recconing twelve months to a yeare & 30 days to a month as was done in the Calendar of the primitive year. And the days of short lived Beasts being put for the years of lived [sic for “long lived”] kingdoms, the period of 1260 days, if dated from the complete conquest of the three kings A.C. 800, will end A.C. 2060. It may end later, but I see no reason for its ending sooner. This I mention not to assert when the time of the end shall be, but to put a stop to the rash conjectures of fancifull men who are frequently predicting the time of the end, & by doing so bring the sacred prophesies into discredit as often as their predictions fail. Christ comes as a thief in the night, & it is not for us to know the times & seasons wch God hath put into his own breast."
Clearly Newton's mathematical prediction of the end of the world is one derived from his interpretation of not only scripture, but also one based upon his theological viewpoint regarding specific chronological dates and events as he saw them.
Newton may not have been referring to the post 2060 event as a destructive act resulting in the annihilation of the globe and its inhabitants, but rather one in which he believed the world, as he saw it, was to be replaced with a new one based upon a transition to an era of divinely inspired peace. In Christian and Islamic theology this concept is often referred to as The Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the establishment of The Kingdom of God on Earth. In a separate manuscript,[19] Isaac Newton paraphrases Revelation 21 and 22 and relates the post 2060 events by writing... 
But as I pointed, not 800 but 750 should be adopted for the holy calculation of 1260 + N.

It is so, since around 750 (i) the last remnant of the early Christians in Pella disappeared though they had fled there from Jerusalem during the war against Romans , (ii) the Japanese imperial court consolidated its religious authority by building the world largest bronze statute of the Buddha and compiled the imperial history book, and (iii) the Islamic Golden Age began.

Furthermore, around 750 is important in the relationship between China and the Islamic world.
The Battle of Talas (or Battle of Artlakh in 751 AD was a conflict between the Arab Abbasid Caliphate and the Chinese Tang Dynasty (together with variously involved Central Asian peoples and nations, associated with the geographical territory involved, in this consideration) for control of the Syr Darya. On July 751, The Abbasids started a massive attack against the Chinese on the banks of the Talas river; The Arab army (200,000 Muslim troops according to Chinese estimates though these numbers are almost certainly exaggerated) met the combined army of 10,000 Tang Chinese and 20,000 Karluks mercenary (Arab records put the Chinese forces at 100,000 also an exaggeration). Out of 10,000 Tang troops, only 2000 managed to return from Talas to their territory in Central Asia.... 
The Battle of Talas was key event in the history of paper - the technological transmission of the paper-making process. After the battle of Talas, knowledgeable Chinese prisoners of war were ordered to produce paper in Samarkand, or so the story goes.[15] In fact, high quality paper had been known – and made – in Central Asia for centuries; a letter on paper survives from the fourth century to a merchant in Samarkand. But the Islamic conquest of Central Asia in the late seventh and early eighth centuries opened up this knowledge for the first time to what became the Muslim world, and so by the year 794 AD, paper manufacturing could be found in Baghdad, modern-day Iraq. The technology of paper making was thus transmitted to and revolutionised the Islamic world, and later the European West.
Through paper, the years around 750 have significance even in the European history.

It is also important that 750 is half of 1500.  Around 1500, Columbus discovered the New World America while Judaists were driven out of Spain to settle in Galilee and other cities in the east of the Mediterranean.  The Vatican also started to be challenged by Luther and so on.  In the context of the history of successors of the Western Roman Empire, the year 1500 was very important.  And, 750 is just a half of 1500.

And around 1750, the British Empire started to emerge with its English East India Company establishing hegemony all over India and with some practical inventions such as steam locomotives.  Indeed, it was the start point of an era leading to WWI and WWII.

In summary,
0 to 750: Early Christianity Failed

750 to 1500: The Vatican Failed

1500 to 1750: European Protestant Failed

1750 to 2000: American Christianity Failed

2010: Start of the Second Coming of the Son of God

(to be continued...)

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There once lived one notable author in Japan who was born in 1896 when the 1896 Meiji-Sanriku earthquake and tsunami occurred and died in 1933 when the 1933 Showa-Sanriku earthquake and tsunami occurred.
Till the M9.0 great earthquake and tsunami occurred this March, the said two earthquakes/tsunamis were the most devastating ones in the Sanriku region, north east part of Honshu Island of Japan.

The author Kenji Miyazawa is still the most loved author in Japan, since he wrote some humane fantasies and left impressive phrases in the history of the Japanese literature.

Kenji Miyazawa: "A man is happy when he is doing a truly good thing."

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Joh 10:29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
Joh 10:30 I and my Father are one.

Friday, October 28, 2011

"I give unto them eternal life" - Samurai World

Kamakura, near Tokyo
(Click to enlarge.)

Samurai World 

The first samurai regime in Japan was established in 1192 and the last samurai regime ended in 1867.

Though there are some arguments about the starting year of the samurai era, roughly speaking the samurai governed Japan for almost 700 years.

However, they did not challenge authority the Emperor had in Kyoto.  Emperors of Japan secured their status as the supreme religious, traditional, and public existence in Japan to date for 2000 years through the samurai era.  Put simply, the imperial court of Japan in the samurai era was like the Vatican of today.  High ranking samurais had their titles in the imperial court, though they never attended imperial meetings in the imperial court in Kyoto.

The first samurai regime was established in Kamakura, some 50 kilometers south west of Tokyo, facing Sagami Bay and Mt. Fuji over the bay in 1192.  It was not the imperial court but the samurai regimes that collected tax and kept troops during the samurai era.  So, the head of the samurai regime, called Shogun, had every power to govern Japan except rights to perform the imperial shinto rituals and endow subjects with imperial titles.

Samurais are essentially politicians, bureaucrats, scholars, engineers, and experts in various fields except farming, manufacturing and private commerce as well as religion, namely Buddhism. So, to be a samurai, you have to read and write and also master some military art.  Most of samurais learnt Confucianism and Buddhism as their intellectual basement.  Some samurai scholars in the 18th and the 19th century even studied advanced mathematics.  Yet, samurais were expected to fight and die at any time so ordered, requested, or compelled.  But, you can have reasonably a rich life if you become a samurai, since every samurai had in theory his lord who provided his subjects with enough rice which each samurai could sell for money.  A samurai lord had his own territory, though he was also subject to Shogun based in a samurai capital, such as Kamaukra and Edo (Tokyo).

Though even a son of a farmer had a chance to be a samurai, usually to be a samurai one had to be born in a samurai clan.  But what is the origin of samurais?

They could be traced back to some emperors.  Or some sons of some emperors left the imperial court to be members of the noble class.  And, some of them developed military power to govern and protect their territory.  Accordingly, higher ranking samurais had imperial titles to prove that they were also members of the noble class under the emperor.  In this context samurais formed one social class above farmers, craftsmen, and merchants as the governing class, though farmers accounted for 90% of the Japanese population in the samurai era.

And these samurais governed Japan till 1868.  But, eve after 1868 to 1945, descendants of samurais occupied upper positions of the Imperial Government and the Imperial Military which were however Westernized and modernized.

Yet, with the end of WWII, those samurai spirit had gone.

It was as if two atomic (nuclear) bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki blew it off.

Now, I just wonder what the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident blew off.

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The First Samurai Shogun Minamoto Yoritomo (1147 - 1199)

The Last Shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837 - 1913)

(To make sure, samurai is usually called "bushi" in a little more formal form.  And, traditionally there were no such a social class in China and Korea  as can be comparable to the Japanese samurai/bushi class.  This is one of the reasons why Japanese have never been afraid of Koreans and Chinese.

And, of course, the Japanese global success since the late 19th century is ascribed to this tradition of the samurai/bushi culture and spirit, good or bad, which China, Korea, and any other Asian nations do not have...)

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Joh 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

" that preach ye upon the housetops" - Yen vs. Dollar

 Around Tokyo Imperial Palace Plaza Park

Yen vs. Dollar

One of the most discussed issues in Japan is the strong yen  against the US dollar.

It was 100 yen vs 1 dollar around 2008, but now it is 77 yen vs $1.

A Japanese product that sold at $7,700 in the US market in 2008 is now priced at $10,000, if any, in the U.S., in theory.

But, the American dollar is getting stronger against euro and other currencies of emerging economies, such as South Korea, India, Brazil, and South Africa.  It gets weaker only to the Japanese yen.  But why?

Japanese Yen Exchange Rate

One factor is the 2008 Lehman Shock.  Japanese banks and other financial institutions suffered relatively minor damage, but American and Europeans banks were hit so hard.  The present Greek crisis is one of the direct aftermath of the 2008 Wall Street debacle.

Even in half-year results of this fiscal year, the three major banking groups of Japan, Mitsui Sumitomo, Mistubishi UFJ, and Mizuho groups, recorded $17 billion profits in total.  The Japanese financial sector is in a comparatively sound state to a surprise of world citizens.

But, in the U.S., though $1 trillion infusion by FRB into Wall Street has well supported American banks, the number of those fired from Wall Street since 2008 is expected to reach 32,000 soon.  Besides, various regulations newly introduced after 2008 have come to suppress profitability of Wall Street businesses.  The climate in the US financial sector is not bright.

This is one of major reasons why the yen is appreciated high against the US dollar.

Another factor is the difference between US Treasury yields and Japanese Government Bond yields.

us_dollar_japanese_yen_technical_fundamental_forecast_body_Picture_4.png, US Dollar - Japanese Yen Technical and Fundamental Forex Forecast for May

Beyond interest rate expectations, it will be important to watch relative moves between US Treasury yields and Japanese Government Bond yields. The correlation between yield spreads and the USDJPY itself remains quite strong, and it may be especially important to watch Treasury yields as they approach significant support. The 10-year yield currently sits at 3.15 percent—matching 6-month lows set in March. There is little in the way of further support beyond 3.15 until 2.75 percent, and a 40 basis point drop in yields would likely lead to important USD weakness versus the Japanese Yen.

(to be continued...)

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It looked so foolish and crazy that Americans faced the subprime mortgage crisis.  Till September 2008, the unemployment rate in America was around 4.5%; after it almost 10% and still 9%.

But, it is also so foolish and crazy that Japan has faced the unbelievable Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.  Even residents in some part of Tokyo, with dosage measurement tools in their hands, are checking a radioactivity level around school and public parks where their children spend much time.

However, it looks so foolish and crazy that Europeans have faced the Greek Crisis in this year, asking financial aid of China governed by the Chinese Communist Party.

Apparently, mankind has gone out of an allowable range of the God in terms of freedom and economic activities.  So, it is very likely that the history of mankind might enter another Middle Ages the first of which started with the fall of the Western Roman  Empire.

Mat 10:27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
Mat 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"Fear them not therefore" - Japanese Cars and Fukushima No.1 View

Tokyo Subway...

 Japanese Cars and Fukushima No.1 View

Japanese Cars Respected in America

Japanese automakers occupied top positions in the US market in terms of reliability.
Consumer Reports lists 10 most and 10 least reliable cars
October 25, 2011 | 2:00 pm

Consumer Reports is out with its annual reliability rankings. Here is the list of the 10 best 2011 model year autos for predicted reliability followed by the 10 least reliable vehicles.
1. Lexus CT 200h
2. Honda CR-Z
3. Infiniti QX56
4. Scion xD
5. Toyota Highlander (4-cyl.)
6. Lexus ES
7. Nissan Titan
8. Honda Fit
9. Toyota Prius
10. Toyota RAV4 (4-cyl.)

    This is one of the results of  "Japan's lost decade" many American and European economists and journalists laughed at so foolishly.

    So, my advise to American citizens and Asian businessmen is listen to Japanese but not to American and European economists and journalists.  It is so, since even American Nobel Prize laureates in economics failed in discussing Japanese economy.  As they cannot read and write Japanese, they simply read translated minor articles and papers about Japanese economy.  They do not know anything about Japan while discussing Japanese economy.  What is worse, they simply believe faked data and false statistics the Chinese Government has presented for so long. So, friends, do not trust and respect cohorts of Wall Street criminals, namely American and European economists and journalists.

    Aerial View around Fukushima Daiichi Plant

    It might be a big surprise for you to see that so many houses and commercial buildings are around the Fukuhsima Daiichi (No.1) Nuclear Power Plant of TEPCO.

    People were living around the nuclear power plant so peacefully, enjoying the nature and rich culture.

    If only the Tokyo Electric Power Company had been prepared for a 15-meter high tsunami, they should have been all allowed to live as they were.

    The grave point is that just several days before March 11 when the M9.0 earthquake and the 15-meter tsunami occurred a governmental committee discussed or handled an academic report that a 10 to 15-meter high tsunami was generated in every 1000 years in the North Pacific Ocean off North East Honsyu Island where Fukushima Daiichi is situated.  And the last time such a great tsunami occurred was in 869.  So, it had already passed 1000 years plus 140 years.  A 15-meter high tsunami could occur at any time off the Fukushima Daiichi (No.1) nuclear plant.

    So, the last chance was lost by the Japanese Government and TEPCO due to their arrogance, foolishness, and errors.

    But how can damage caused by such a tsunami be prevented?  Just high walls.  Other nuclear power plants on the North Pacific Ocean, like Fukushima Daiichi, were all safe against the great tsunami on March 11, 2011, since they have tall walls enough to prevent damage by the tsunami. The Fukushima Daini (No.2) Nuclear Power Plant and the Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant were saved with their elevated positions or high-raised walls.  If they had been hit the same way as the Fukushima Daiichi (No.1) Plant, there would have been no help for Japan.

    So, it is not a matter of nuclear technology but of 10 to 15 meter high walls that surround a nuclear power plant facing the ocean.  

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    In Africa, one woman is expected to have five children.

    So, it is no wonder that the world population has reached  seven billion.  But, the issue is of course the gap between the poor and the rich.  And, without poor people, being rich is impossible in any country or on the earth.

    In this context, it is East Asia that has greatly reduced this gap.  Decades ago, the gap between Japan and other East Asian countries was very wide.  But, as Japan has helped Taiwan, China, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, and son, they are now enjoying good economy.

    Europe did not make Africa and the Middle East succeed, though India is getting better.  The U.S. did not make Mexico and Latin America succeed though Brazil is getting better.

    From a historical and religious point of view, it is the victory of Japan and the Japanese Buddhism but not Europeans and European Americans and their Christianity.

    You had better read EEE Reporter than Financial Times and Wall Street Journal, since the issue is of history and religion.

    Mat 10:26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011

    "a camel to go through the eye of a needle" - Turkish Airlines Saved Japanese in 1985

     Tokyo Subway...

    Turkish Airlines Saved Japanese in 1985

    On March 17, in 1985, the Iran-Iraq War entered a new phase of exchanging missiles.

    President Saddam Hussein of Iraq declared that any airplanes that flied over Iran 40 hours after the moment would be shot down.  So, foreigners started to leave Iraq and Iran.  But, finally 250 Japanese were left in Tehran.  No Japanese airlines would send a plane to Tehran to rescue the Japanese because of a risk of being involved in the warfare.

    But, here came one plane to the Tehran airport solely to rescue the Japanese.  All the 250 Japanese on board the jet plane could leave Iran in safety, since it was Turkey's Government that dispatched the heroic airplane for the sole purpose to save Japanese in Tehran.

    When the chief pilot announced, "Our guest Japanese citizens, welcome to Turkey," all the Japanese feeling so secured almost cried for joy, since exchange of missiles between Iran and Iraq started just three hours after their departure from the Tehran Airport.

    In 2006, when the then Japanese Prime Minister Mr. Junichiro Koizumi visited Turkey, he met with the chief pilot.  However, it was the then Japanese Ambassador to Iran and some Japanese businessman in Turkey that approached the Turkish Ambassador to Iran and the then Prime Minister of Turkey.

    It is well known in Japan that Turks are very pro-Japanese.

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    Mar 10:25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

    Monday, October 24, 2011

    "them that trust in riches" - Kami-Kaze and Genghis Khan

    Tokyo, near the Imperial Palace...

    "Kami-Kaze" and Genghis Khan

    Kublai Khan, a grandson of Genghis Khan, became emperor in China, then called the Yuan Dynasty.

    Emperor Kublai tried to invade Japan twice in vain in 1274 and 1281.

    In 1274, the Yuan Dynasty dispatched 900 military ships with 30,000 to 40,000 soldiers on board, including soldiers from Korea which was then occupied by Yuan.  But the Japanese samurai regime mobilized 100,000 samurais and other warriors to coastal areas of Kyusyu Island, the main battle field, to defeat the Yuan troops who then tried to flee to Korea but their ships were destroyed by a great tempest.

    In 1281, Emperor Kublai sent 4,400 military ships with 140,000 soldiers on board, including the Han Chinese from southern Chinese regions.  The Japanese samurai regime with its capital in Kamakura, 50km from Tokyo, decided to mobilize 250,000 samurais and other warriors and send them to Kyusyu, facing the Korean Peninsula, where they built 20-km long  earthwork along the coast line. The Yuan troops failed in battles on the ground this time, too.  And what is worse, their fleets were hit by a big typhoon for five days from August 15.  Most of 4,400 ships were destroyed and wrecked.  The rest of them fled back to the Chinese Continent and the Korean Peninsula over the East China Sea.  This typhoon was later called "Kami-Kaze" meaning the God Wind.

    In October 2011, one of the ships Emperor Kublai used for failed invasion of Japan was discovered on the sea bed around some island annexed to Kyusyu Island.   The ship looks like being 20-meters long, though the keel and the ship's side are major parts discovered.

    As the typhoon was so strong, not so many remnants of Yuan ships, weapons, and other equipment have been discovered around the old battle coast lines of Kyusyu in these 700 years.  Such sudden and complete disappearance (mainly of people) is called Kami-Kakushi (God Hiding) in Japanese.


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    Mar 10:24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!