Saturday, December 03, 2011

"And they caught him, and beat him" - Memory of 2010 & 2011

Tokyo Shinjuku; Metropolitan Office

Memory of 2010 & 2011

The year 2010 is the year when miracles on the earth and in the sky emerged.
January 4 – The tallest man-made structure to date, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is officially opened.
January 12 – A 7.0-magnitude earthquake occurs in Haiti, devastating the nation's capital, Port-au-Prince. With a confirmed death toll over 230,000 it is one of the deadliest on record.
January 15 – The longest annular solar eclipse of the 3rd millennium occurs. 
April 14 – Volcanic ash from one of several eruptions beneath Eyjafjallajökull, an ice cap in Iceland, begins to disrupt air traffic across northern and western Europe.
April 20 – The Deepwater Horizon oil platform explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers. The resulting Horizon oil spill, one of the largest in history, spreads for several months, damaging the waters and the United States coastline, and prompting international debate and doubt about the practice and procedures of offshore drilling. 
May 7 – Scientists conducting the Neanderthal genome project announce that they have sequenced enough of the Neanderthal genome to suggest that Neanderthals and humans may have interbred.
May 19 – Protests in Bangkok, Thailand ends with a bloody military crackdown, killing 91 and more than 2,100 injured. 
July 25 – Wikileaks, an online publisher of anonymous, covert, and classified material, leaks to the public over 90,000 internal reports about the United States-led involvement in the War in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010.
July 29 – Heavy monsoon rains begin to cause widespread flooding (pictured) in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Over 1,600 are killed, and more than one million are displaced by the floods. 
October 13 – Thirty-three miners near Copiapó, Chile, trapped 700 metres underground in a mining accident in San José Mine, are brought back to the surface after surviving for a record 69 days. 
November 13 – Burmese opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi is released from her house arrest.
November 17 – Researchers at CERN trap 38 antihydrogen atoms for a sixth of a second, marking the first time in history that humans have trapped antimatter. 
December 21 – The first total lunar eclipse to occur on the day of the Northern winter solstice and Southern summer solstice since 1638 takes place.
The year 2011 is indeed a year when turmoils took place in real all over the world.

January 9–15 – Southern Sudan holds a referendum on independence. The Sudanese electorate votes in favour of independence, paving the way for the creation of the new state in July.
January 11 – Flooding and mudslides in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro kills 903.
January 14 – Arab Spring: The Tunisian government falls after a month of increasingly violent protests; President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali flees to Saudi Arabia after 23 years in power.
January 24 – 37 people are killed and more than 180 others wounded in a bombing at Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia. 
February 11 – Arab Spring: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigns after widespread protests calling for his departure, leaving control of Egypt in the hands of the military until a general election can be held. 
March 11 – A 9.1-magnitude[13] earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the east of Japan, killing 15,822 and leaving another 3,926 missing. Tsunami warnings are issued in 50 countries and territories. Emergencies are declared at four nuclear power plants affected by the quake. 
May 1 – U.S. President Barack Obama announces that Osama bin Laden, the founder and leader of the militant group Al-Qaeda, has been killed during an American military operation in Pakistan. 
July 21 – Space Shuttle Atlantis lands successfully at Kennedy Space Center after completing STS-135, concluding NASA's space shuttle program.
July 22 – 76 people are killed in twin terrorist attacks in Norway after a bombing in the Regjeringskvartalet (the government center in Oslo) and a shooting at a political youth camp in the island of Utøya.
October 20
Arab Spring and the Libyan civil war: Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is killed in Sirte, with National Transitional Council forces taking control of the city, and ending the war.
October 27 – After an emergency meeting in Brussels, the European Union announced an agreement to tackle the European sovereign debt crisis which includes a writedown of 50% of Greek bonds, a recapitalisation of European banks and an increase of the bailout fund of the European Financial Stability Facility totaling to €1 trillion.
Newton focused on  the year 800 when he calculated the year of the Second Advent, finally obtaining 2060 (= 800 + 1260).

Yet, from a global point of view, it is not 800 but 750 that should be the starting year of Newton's calculation. So, the Second Advent of Christ Jesus already started around 2010 (= 1260 + 750).

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.
The Battle of Talas (or Battle of Artlakh in 751 AD between the Arab Abbasid Caliphate and the Chinese Tang Dynasty, resulting in transfer of paper production technology from China to Europe.
In this regard, the year 2010 really indicated the start of the Second Coming of Christ Jesus with various miracles under the ground, under the sea, on the ground, and in the sky.

The year 2011 has really unfolded big turmoils in the human world.  Even the Magnitude 9.0 earthquake off Honsyu Island, northeast Japan, triggered the Fukuhsima Daiichi nuclear accident. It turned to be the greatest man-made disaster.  Subsequently, Osama bin Laden was taken on, Mr. Mubarak was ousted, and finally Gadaffi was shot to death.  The whole Islamic world is undergoing the greatest commotion in 1000 years.  Naturally the EU faces the financial disaster.  The US is experiencing what has never bean heard: the Occupy Wall Street movement.  And the Chinese bubble has apparently stopped with real-estate prices going down 20%.  Russia is going to return to the era of dictatorship.  Even Thailand has suffered  great flooding, having a big influence on Japanese makers and so on.  

Truly, it is time to reflect on human conducts in this material civilization that has entered the phase of globalization of economy.

And, what is expected is of course to return to the God.

Mankind has to admit that this material civilization has failed with so many financial crimes being conducted in America and the EU.  Even technology starts to enter perilous waters with nuclear power technology, DNA/gene-related science, and so on.  Global climate instability is getting intensified.  It is time to leave the faith in material science but return to the faith in God.


Images of the End of the World:

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The following passages from the Gospel give a very strong impression.

It can be interpreted as foretelling the emergence of Islam.  As Judaists and Christina got out of an allowable range of faith and conducts, God gave a rise to Islam.  Accordingly, the land once Judaists and Christians had occupied was given to Muslims as we see today.  In this context, Judaism and Christianity cannot overcome Islam, as God so decided.

Indeed as Christ Jesus was killed in a situation surrounded by Early Christians, Judaists, and Romans, they all must have faced punishment.  And, after the punishment, namely the fall of Rome, diaspora of Judaists, and suffering of Christians,  Islam finally emerged so that Muslims took over the holy land and the Middle East.

And now 2000 years have passed since the First Coming of Christ.  However, the world is full of evil.  Mankind cannot escape punishment.  But who will God set as the one to take over this world?

Mar 12:2 And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.
Mar 12:3 And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.
Mar 12:4 And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled.
Mar 12:5 And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some.
Mar 12:6 Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.
Mar 12:7 But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be our's.
Mar 12:8 And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.
Mar 12:9 What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.

Friday, December 02, 2011

"neither hid, that shall not be known" - Paul's Mission

Tokyo Trains...

Paul's Mission

There are some interesting record about how Paul, namely St. Paul, decided a place to preach at and a path to take in his holy journey.
Act 16:4 And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem.
Act 16:5 And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.
Act 16:6 Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,
Act 16:7 After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.
Act 16:8 And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas.
So, St. Paul was guided by the Holy Spirit which is conventionally interpreted as Christ Jesus.

The Holy Spirit helped St. Paul engaged in a holy mission.  Devils must have been waiting for St. Paul to walk into a trap they installed at a certain place and on a certain path.  But, Christ Jesus observed it to lead St. Paul and his companions out of potential danger.  So then, did this holy protection continue to the end even after St. Paul was taken to Rome?  Couldn't St. Paul succeed in escaping Nero's cruelty?  Today, everybody says that he could not.  But, I cannot help but wonder about it.
St. Paul's Tomb Unearthed in Rome 
Maria Cristina Valsecchi in Vatican City
for National Geographic News
December 11, 2006 
St. Paul's stone coffin has been found beneath Rome's second largest basilica, but its contents remain a mystery, Vatican archaeologists announced today.

The sarcophagus dates back to about A.D. 390 and was uncovered in Rome's Basilica of St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls, named for its location beyond the ancient wall surrounding Rome's center... 
According to later reports, in A.D. 65 Paul of Tarsus was imprisoned in Rome, beheaded, and then buried in the family tomb of a devout Roman noblewoman, Matrona Lucilla (Rome map, facts, photos, and more). 
"Around A.D. 320 Emperor Constantine built a first small basilica to receive the pilgrims visiting Saint Paul's tomb," Filippi said.

(Photo: St. Paul's Tomb Unearthed in Rome,

The great holy mission of Christ Jesus was completed with His death and resurrection.

Compared with the impact His death and resurrection gives, other episodes rather look like warm-up acts.  The death and resurrection of Christ Jesus is a so powerful incident.  Then, St. Paul must have followed suit.  Death and resurrection of St. Paul must have been a so powerful incident if not so comparable to Christ Jusus'  St. Paul's death and possible resurrection must have left some great, if not so manifest outwardly, trace and impact in history.  Or at least, the Vatican must have a complete memory of St. Paul's death and possible resurrection.  That his tomb was found in 2006 is unthinkable.  Or, a mystery and a key to addressing the mystery must consist in the historical fact that St. Paul's stone coffin was found and unearthed in 2006.
The Great Fire of Rome erupted on the night of 18 July to 19 July CE 64. The fire started at the southeastern end of the Circus Maximus in shops selling flammable goods...To deflect blame, Nero targeted Christians. He ordered Christians to be thrown to dogs, while others were crucified and burned... 
In 65Gaius Calpurnius Piso, a Roman statesman, organized a conspiracy against Nero...Nero's previous advisor, Seneca was ordered to commit suicide after admitting he discussed the plot with the conspirators... 
The first text to suggest that Nero killed an apostle is the apocryphal Ascension of Isaiah, a Christian writing from the 2nd century. It says, the slayer of his mother, who himself this king, will persecute the plant which the Twelve Apostles of the Beloved have planted. Of the Twelve one will be delivered into his hands. 
Bishop Eusebius of Caesarea (c. 275–339) was the first to write that Paul was beheaded in Rome during the reign of Nero.[187] He states that Nero's persecution led to Peter and Paul's deaths, but that Nero did not give any specific orders. Several other accounts have Paul surviving his two years in Rome and traveling to Hispania
Peter is first said to have been crucified upside-down in Rome during Nero's reign (but not by Nero) in the apocryphal Acts of Peter (c. 200).[189]The account ends with Paul still alive and Nero abiding by God's command not to persecute any more Christians. 
By the 4th century, a number of writers were stating that Nero killed Peter and Paul...
So, around AD 65, Nero and Seneca were playing some major roles in Rome where St. Paul was faced with a possible fatal persecution.  Something great must have happened, since the Holy Spirit must have guarded St. Paul's life.  But could it be?  That tomb?

My theory is that the Vatican made a big mistake.  So, in a wider scope of history, Islam emerged and Columbus found America where new types of Christianity was to flourish, at least, in North America.  So, the Vatican had made a big mistake before 1500 or 600 roughly speaking.  And, I think it was around the 4th century or as early as around 300 as above references suggest.

Then, St. Paul must have survived his two years in Rome and traveled to Hispania.  And symbolically, Columbus started to sail to America, eventually, 1400 years later.  No matter what relationship between St. Paul and Columbus, the spirit of St. Paul is thought to have been brought to Americas with Columbus' adventure.  In fact, Central and South Americas became dominions of Catholicism and North America a domain of the Protestant/Judaism complex.

But, there can be other scenario which is more spiritual and realistic in a sense.
The evidence is strongly in favor of Paul having visited Spain. However that alone would not have been sufficient to evangelize Spain to the extent we see at such an early date. There had to have been others that did the bulk of the the work. Who these were makes for interesting conjectures. Spain was very closely linked to Rome and maybe some of the converted Pretorium guards that were with Paul in Rome were sent to Spain where they testified to others.
So, then when some sort of great spirit left St. Paul into a converted Pretorium guard who was to travel to Spain, the story of St. Paul ended.

In 711, Muslims conquered the Iberian Peninsula.  But Rome survived the long-term crisis after the fall of the Western Roman Empire.  Rome could be regarded as having been guarded by the spirits of St. Peter and St. Paul so strongly.  But, Spain was not.  So, St. Paul died in Rome.  But how?  An enigma still remains.

(In the extreme case of scenarios, when a Pretorium guard took over the Christian spirit St. Paul had or started to be guarded by the Holy Spirit that had been protecting St. Paul and traveled to Spain, St. Paul might have come back to himself.  Namely, a man who had been persecuting Early Christians in Jerusalem and Damascus before he met the Spirit of Christ Jesus.  Accordingly, he disappeared from the sight of Christians in Rome.  Since then, only God knows where he had gone.)

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Luk 12:2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

"Herod the king stretched forth his hands" - A Night Dream of Soseki Natsume

Tokyo at the End of November Prepared for Christmas...

A Night Dream of Soseki Natsume

The following is one of night dreams Soseki Natsume (1867-1916), one of the greatest Japanese authors, reported in his work:
I was a warrior of ancient times.  But I was captured by enemies.  Then I was forced to sit with my legs crossed before a big bonfire in a dark valley.  A tall general of enemies stood before me and looked down into my face reflecting the red fire, asking if I would live or die.  In those days, whenever a warrior was captured, he was asked if he would live or die.  To answer "Live" meant to surrender; to answer "Die" meant not to surrender.  Accordingly, I answered "Die" with my arms folded in the vest over my chest.   So, the general started to draw a sword.  Yet, I  pulled out my right hand from the vest to hold it on the head, opening the hand like a leaf of a maple.  It meant "Wait." 
The general returned his sword to the scabbard.  So, I said that I had to see my woman before being put to the sword.  He answered that he would wait till a cook crowed for the morning. 
My woman sprang on a white horse saddle-less, putting spurs to the horse with her spindle-legs, speeding it up, and galloping across the field and forests along mountains.  They ran toward the direction where the night sky reflected the bonfire. As fast as the sound of horse hoofs, she was approaching in the dark and tense space flying behind, but the bonfire was still far. 
The woman and horse fast rushed to an uphill. Then, suddenly a cook crowed in the roadside darkness aiming at her. She pulled the reins so hard. The horse stuck his forelegs into a rock.  The next moment the cook crowed again.  She loosened the reins involuntarily.  The horse plunged forward.  Down over the rock was a deep pool of a rapid. 
It was amanojaku or the demon of perversity that imitated the cook. 
So, amanojaku is now my unforgivable enemy as long as the trace of the hoofs of the horse remains on the rock.
Soseki Natsume laid foundation of modern Japanese literature in the late 19th century and the early 20th century.  Through his works, Japanese literature went successfully through modernization and a kind of Westernization.  The Japanese written language itself was influenced by his works.  After Soseki Natsume, it was no more literature of the samurai era.

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In 2010, the rate of students who could find jobs after graduation from universities or colleges was:
JAPAN - 90%
China - 70%
USA - 24.4%
UK - 15%

This is a result of the lost decade of Japan American and British economists and journalists laughed at so much.

The point at issue is that they are now praising China's economics success so much while China has no intention to help the EU and America economically and financially.

China succeeded in accumulating dollars simply providing cheap labor forces for Japanese and American businesses.  But, the number of the Chinese workers working at lower labor costs is not ordinary, since it is 700 million.  This is the core of the Chinese economic success.

So, it is as though the whole world is dreaming a bad dream.

Act 12:1 Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.
Act 12:2 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.
Act 12:3 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)
Act 12:4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
Act 12:5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"obtained mercy through their unbelief" - Basic Relationships of Financial Factors

Tokyo Downtown Streets...

Basic Relationships of Financial Factors

People start to think about economy when they receive salary, buy goods, and pay tax.

But, inflation is a little imaginary. 

If income increases, everybody is happy, and tax revenues increase as a result.

If sales of goods increase, everybody is happy, and tax revenues increase as a result.

But, inflation has a potential to destroy the total economic regime.  And, the central banks in the world have no effective means or panaceas which can suppress any type of inflation.  Accordingly, the Japanese Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Japan are afraid of inflation, so that they would not make full efforts to increase sales of goods and salaries workers receive.

It is said that the Roman Empire also suffered inflation the Empire could not conquer.  But, in Japan in the samurai era, that is, before modernization, the Tokugawa samurai regime (called "bakufu") could once address inflation.

This inflation was triggered in the late 17th century when the bakufu expanded the budget scale and lowered a rate of gold/silver content in coins.  But, in the early 18th century, the bakufu started to pursue a fiscal austerity and improved  a rate of gold/silver content in coins.  Then, the inflation came to dwindle down.  The Tokugawa bakufu succeeded in containing inflation.  It was before Japan opened the nation to the world to start Westernization and modernization.

So, the key to fighting inflation is order and discipline as well as keeping value of money.  In Japan, the former is, in general or as a matter of fact, committed to the Ministry of Finance and the latter to the Bank of Japan.  Order and discipline of public officials is not so difficult to understand.  But what does it mean to keep and protect value of the yen?

Japan is in 20-year long deflation caused by a large scale of use of cheap Chinese labor force by Japanese enterprises.  To relax the deflation, the Bank of Japan should boldly supply money to the society.  On the other hand, deflation has led to insufficient tax revenues for the Government.  To prevent financial deficits, the Government has had to issue a huge amount of bonds to date.    Now, it plans to even increase a rate of consumption tax.  But, it is not desirable to put more burdens on consumers and taxpayers in the period of deflation and in the aftermath of the 3/11 Great Disaster of Tsunami.  To solve this problem, the Bank of Japan should boldly purchase Government bonds.  Yet, the Bank of Japan is afraid of triggering inflation and an increase of interest rate, since there is a huge amount of outstanding government bonds.

Nonetheless, if the Bank of Japan can find a new economic theory that assures them that their bold supply of the yen to the market and the society would not bring about inflation, they will help Japan with their function to provide money for the government.

So, the issue is finding a new economic theory.  Japan is given a big chance to establish a new economic theory.

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Now, it is December, finally, of 2011.

This year is really crazy.  Or finally the God, maybe, started to judge the peoples in the world.  Indeed, nobody dreamed that the great tsunami attacked Japan to trigger the nuclear disaster.  Nobody could foresee that Osama bin Laden would be taken on.  None expected the wide spread of the Wall Street movement.  Even the impact of the Greece financial fiasco is more than estimated.  Egypt and Libya lost dictators, and the Syrian regime is now being abandoned by the international community.  It has been really a difficult year.  And it seems that all is due to unbelief of mankind.

Yet, I think, for example, Afghanistan has hope, since some Afghans donated  some money to Japan in the wake of the 3/11 Disaster as expression of their compassion to tsunami victims.

Not ironically, mankind as a whole should share judgment of the God; conversely, mercy one man receives should be shared by all.  Hence, it looks as though only one man should be in a state of righteousness to be recognized by the God as such.  Or one man suffices.  Otherwise, it is only desperate.

Rom 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
Rom 11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
Rom 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
Rom 11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"By faith they passed through the Red sea" - China Effect on Unemployment and Deflation

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China Effect on Unemployment and Deflation

Import from China has caused unemployment in America and deflation in Japan.

In these 20 years, Western economists and journalists have argued Japan's economic slump and financial deficits without linking them to China.

In these days, Western economists and journalists are arguing American economic slump, financial problems, and unemployment without linking them to China.

Yet, more than 700 million workers in China could produce cheap products to export to Japan, the US, and other countries.  Accordingly, China could increase its GDP.  However, Japan had to face long-term deflation and the US has to suffer grave unemployment.

In the world, when the total population of mankind was six billion, China added 600 million labor force to the global labor market.  It first had an influence on Japan, in the form of deflation, no economic theories ever dreamed of.  Then, it started to have an influence on the US, in the form of unemployment, no economic theories ever dreamed of.

Since 1980s, China provided labor force equal to and then more than that combining the Japanese and American labor force at costs several times cheaper.  This is the core issue for the Japanese deflation and the American unemployment.

To make sure, it is not because Japanese suddenly became foolish and lazy or Americans became suddenly foolish and lazy but because China started to provide six to seven hundred million cheaper labor force in late 1980s.

As the above figure shows, economic growth is effective to cope with the negative impact the large scale of import from China has.  In the US, till the 2008 Financial Crisis, the subprime loan scheme played a role of economic growth, though it turned to be false eventually.  Huge credit granting to American consumers based on the subprime mortgage-backed house values gave traction force to the US economy.  But, when this false scheme was broken and consumers lost credit capacity, growth of the American economy stopped.  Subsequently, the negative influence of the import from China emerged so vividly, leading to 3-year-long 9% unemployment.  Before the subprime loan boom, it was the IT boom in the US that offset the downward influence of the import from China.  The IT boom substantially allowed for economic growth in the US in the late 1990s.  But, it was saturated around 2001.

In Japan, condition was more complicated, since Japan has relied on its manufacturing sector more than America.  There were real competition with China in this sector.  But, the truth is that it was more competition between Japanese makers that had factories in China and other Japanese makers that had not than competition between Japanese makers and indigenous Chinese makers.  So, through these lost 20 years of Japan, Japanese makers secured big profits as they used cheap Chinese labor force, but salaries of Japanese workers in Japan stopped to grow, leading to deflation

(to be continued...)

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Some Japanese patriots support an idea of Japan's joining TTP.

These patriots are mostly journalists, academic guys, and urban politicians.  They are rather ideological patriots supported by Japanese business leaders who are promoting TPP in Japan.

But other Japanese patriots are against TPP.  They are strongly linked to the Japanese agricultural sector, medicare sector, and other expert fields.  They know that economic bases on which they live, work, and earn money can be significantly hurt by entry of American businesses into their sectors.  They are protected by various barriers the Japanese Government has set around them.  But, the US will request removal of those safeguards for Japanese parties concerned in the name of Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP).  So, these substantial Japanese patriots are against TPP.

But, ideological patriots claim that TPP is not a simple trade or economic agreement but a Japan-America security related agreement.  If Japan joins the US-led TPP, Japan's defense against China will be reinforced, they say.  They also stress that China and pro-Chinese Japanese are against Japan's entry to TPP.  Therefore, they emphasize, it is a right thing for Japan to be a participant of TPP so as to strengthen the military alliance with the US.

Yet, this argument is so immature.  The present security alliance between Japan and the US is strong enough to stand any challenge by China.  It is not such a fragile relationship that would be hurt if Japan does not join TPP.  Rather,  China and pro-Chinese Japanese are afraid that the Japanese economy gets weakened as a result of concluding the TPP agreement.  Strong economy of Japan is needed for China to maintain balance between the US and Japan.  China can sell itself sometimes high to the US against Japan or to Japan against the US, if the Japanese economy is strong enough to cope with America's.  China alone cannot stand the US.  Chine needs a buffer of strong economy of Japan to face the U.S.  Japanese ideological patriots misunderstand this  dynamics.

And, true American patriots should not target Japan as an instrument to solve the American unemployment problem.  They have to directly address and tackle China.

Heb 11:29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.

Monday, November 28, 2011

" saying, The Master is come" - Spiritual Events of Mankind

Tokyo Downtown...

Spiritual Events of Mankind 

I presented the following figure a few years ago in this blog.
So, it took 700 years from Abraham to Moses, 700 years from Moses to old Judaism, enlightened Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism,  600 years from old Judaism, etc, to Christianity and new Judaism, 600 years from Christianity, etc. to Islam, 600 years from Islam to the Japanese Buddhism Enlightened, 600 years from the era of the Japanese Buddhism to the American Denomination Expansion, and 100 years from the American Denomination Expansion to today.

3900 = 700 + 700 + 600 + 600 + 600 + 600 + 100

This sequence tells that the speed of a change in spiritual environment has been accelerated as time goes by.  Today, the spiritual environment seems to change at a pace of seven times faster than before the establishment of Christianity and six times faster than before 1900.

Then, what is a state of religion of mankind today?

Religious category
Number of followers
(in millions)
Cultural tradition
Main regions covered
Predominant in the Western world (Europe, the AmericasOceania), Sub-Saharan Africa, the Philippines, and East Timor in Southeast Asia. Minorities worldwide, see Christianity by country.
South AsiaBaliMauritiusFijiGuyanaTrinidad and TobagoSuriname, and among the overseas Indian communities.
South AsiaEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaAustralia and some regions of Russia.
(including Taoism and  Confucianism)

Israel and the worldwide Jewish diaspora (mostly North AmericaSouth AmericaEurope, and Asia).

Now you know why Japan is unique.  If you look at the world map, you will surely know that Japan is situated at the farthest location in the east of Jerusalem.  In fact, Japan has proved its uniqueness in the world in terms of economy, technology, and science in these centuries.  But, its religion and spiritualism are also unique though it is yet to prevail in the world.  Yet, as all the other world religions have failed so far, maybe the Japanese spiritualism is the last hope in the world.

(to be continued...)

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Some women were healed directly by Christ Jesus.

But not many children appeared in the Gospel.  Dogs and pigs were only referred to in negative contexts.  No cats and other pets.

It is also interesting that Christ Jesus was never engaged in long conversations or discussions with anybody as the authors of the Gospels did not witness it.  But, there is surely an observing point of incidents and episodes related to Christ Jesus.  It is a mystery how all the four Gospels seem to be based on arguably only one observing point.

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Joh 11:28 And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee.
Joh 11:29 As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto him.