Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)

Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)
Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino-Japanese Relations: Irredentism and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands (ISBN-10: 0824824938)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Empty Seats of the Press Conference by Tepco & Safety Agency

No one (Foreign Journalist) is listening the Press Conference (27 April 2011)
But both Tepco and Safety Agency held their 30 minutes conference without a person
Source: http://getnews.jp/archives/113335 Nico Nico Live (access date: 28 April 2011)

The Japanese Emperor and Empress Visited Miyagi Prefecture

First Time Visiting Tsunami Area by the Japanese Emperor
Source: NNN (access date: 27 April 2011)
The Japanese Emperor and Empress Visited Miyagi Prefecture

Sources: TBS News, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEMmCKfVJiM (access date: 27 April 2011)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Bird in the Chernobyl

The 25 Anniversary After the Chernobyl Accident
The bird's color (b, c, d), the bird's mouth (e, f), and the bird's tails (h, i), have been changed.
Source: National Geography News, 26 April 2011 (access date: 27 April 2011)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Japanese Inmates Making Their Donations

The Ministry of Justice announced that the 2,800 inmates all over Japan have donated total 21,560,000 yen to victims of the disaster area by the GEJE. The donation totaled from March 11 to April 10, about one month period. The most donation is Chiba prison with 2.31 million yen (359 inmates), Yokohama prison with 2.26 million yen (324 inmates), Kyoto prison 2.19 million yen (299 inmates). The money has been saved by every individual inmate who has accumulated by rewards in the prisons. The Japanese inmates have donated during Hanshin/Awaji earthquake in 1995 and Niigata earthquake in 2004.


Sources: Asahi.com (access date: 26 April 2011)

Source: TBS News, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uESWXG9kAIw (access date: 26 April 2011)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Obama’s War-I

While the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the northeast region of Japan (GEJE), the tragedy has taken the attention away from the Middle East uprisings. Saudi Arabia has sent its troops to Bahrain to crackdown on anti-government protesters (Reuter 14 March 2011). Ironically, no western government, including the United States, has condemned action by Saudi Arabia (double-standard again). As the uprisings spread into Libya, the western media and governments began to call the leader of Libya (i.e., Qaddafi) to resign. The US convinced both China and Russia not to veto the UN resolution which allows the international community to attack sovereign nation Libya. Once Obama got the UN resolution, he began to launch more than 112 Tomhawk Cruise missiles ($1.0-1.5 million a piece) in the first hour (ABC News, 19 March 2011), along with Western nations (French and the U.K.). By the end of March, the US has spent near a billion dollars in bombing Libya. Currently, both the US and Western nations do not have deep pockets anymore. Therefore, the more the Obama war is continued, the more the deeper the US goes into deficit. The leader of Libya does not have a place to go; he might fight to the end. The question is, “will the US put its ground troops into Libya?” 
 Source: blue.ap.teacup.com (access date: 25 April 2011)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Video: The Animals Are Hungry

No one is feeding cows
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSpWVmhLhAo (access date: 24 April 2011)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Voice: Tepco's Apology for victims of Fukushima

Voice of Victims: Apology to Victims by the Tepco's Officials on 22 March 2011(very long)
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VRGLH6t2Ew (access date: 22 April 2011)


Source: ANN News, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHWI4lEdybI (access date: 23 April 2011)

Video Meeting: Tepco CEO  Shimizu vs Gov. Sato of Fukushima Prefecture (first time)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZzdLUU-qVE (access date: 22 April 2011)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Indiscriminating Killing by the Japanese Government

On 4 April 2011, the Nuclear and Industry Safety Agency under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (former MITI), began to consider pumping over 11,000-tons of radiation contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean. Both the government and bureaucrats have called the 11,000-tons radiative water as the low-level (i.e., Tepco's standard) contaminated water. It was around 15:00 o’clock. At 15:55 o’clock, the Safety Agency started its press conference regarding pumping contaminated water into the sea. At 16:00 o’clock, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent out a fax to every embassy in Tokyo. In three hours, Japan would begin to “indiscriminating killings” by dumping the radioactive contaminated water into the sea (Yomiuri Shimbun 9 April 2011). The fact of matter is that both the Korean and Russian governments knew the news from international media (probably my twitter which is making one of the first warnings), but not from the Japanese government. The Korean government expressed its anger by calling the Japanese government “incompetent” (Nikkei News 8 April 2011). The Chinese government also is not happy with what Japan had done (NHK News 8 April 2011). Interestingly, Secretary Edano Yukio acknowledged that Japan had informed to the White House three day before dumping contaminated water into the sea, the US acceded with actions by the Japanese government (Tokyo Shimbun 8 April 2011). 

 Source: Provided by Tepco (access date: 20 April 2011)

Two issues here: one is bureaucrat’s actions, and the other is involvement of the US. The Safety Agency, which is part of the “iron-triangle” in Japanese society, has played the crucial role in permitting the dumping of contaminated water into the sea. The other two parts of the “iron-triangle:” politician (the Japanese government) and businessmen (Tepco) pushed Tepco’s agenda -- dumping 11,000-ton radioactive contaminated water into seas. Meanwhile, in order to avoid international outcry and criticism, the Japanese politicians consulted with the US, which allowed the start of these “indiscriminating killings.” As long as the US is happy, the Japanese politicians do not care anyone else in the world. The Japanese government has less concern about its neighbors including Korea, China, and Russia, located in the Asian region. However, the Japanese government is carefully concerned about one hundred miles the US on the other side of the earth. This suggests that Japan has not grown up or become “independent” from his master – the US. All neighbor countries at the UN should be ready to sue the Japanese government in the future when people in other countries are getting sick, such leukemia, cancer, or death due to seafood from the water contaminated by Tepco because Japan has violated international law.
  
 Source: Provided by Yahoo.co.jp (access date: 20 April 2011)

Sadly, today (21 April 2011) Tepco acknowledged that the reactor two had been leaked total 520-tons high-level  (about 5,000 terabecquerels) contaminated water (the leaks were found on April 2 and were stopped on April 6) into sea, in additional 11,000-tons so-called low-level contaminated water previously (Jiji Press 21 April 2011). These 520-tons high-level radioactive water estimated radioactive substances 20,000 times more than the annual allowable limit for the plant (Japan Times 22 April 2011), and 30,000 times more than the 11,000-tons so-called low-level contaminated water (Asahi News 21 April 2011).

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Chinese Islands: Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands-IX

Chinese Spokesman Repeated China's Position of the Territorial Islands

Source: Yomiuri News,  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thQRSIqhN8A (access date: 20 April 2011)

Japanese Ships vs. Takeshima/Dok-do Island


Japanese surveillance ships have been dispatched to the Dok-do 
88 time in 2009, 95 time in 2010, and 27 times in 2011
Source: http://news.searchina.ne.jp/disp.cgi?y=2011&d=0420&f=politics_0420_004.shtml

Video of Robot Survey in Fukushima Nuclear Power Plants

Two Robots Researched Fukushima Nuclear Power Plants
Sources: TBS News, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI-ATd7u02E (access date: 20 April 2011)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Video: Ibaraki Vegetables

Ibaraki Vegetable
Source: TBS News, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwWKMzRWQLI (access date: 18 April 2011)

Video: Vegetable from Ibaraki Prefecture(in Japanese)

The government left the restriction of vegetable from Ibaraki Prefecture
 Source: Asahi News, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8n3bkkDrKU (access date: 18 April 2011)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

Video: New Strategy from Tepco

New Strategy from Tepco, New Failure from “iron-triangle”
Source: TBS News, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzWLavX7Puo (access date: 15 April 2011)

The “Black” Money by Tokyo Electric Power Corporation

Since the nuclear disaster occurred, some scholars in Japan began to question the behavior of Tokyo Electric Power Corporation (Tepco) over the years. One of the scholars is Teruaki Georges Sumioka of Osaka Art University who published his article at Insight Now! (http://www.insightnow.jp/article/6430) on 27 March 2011. Dr. Sumioka disclosed that the most prestigious university in Japan, University of Tokyo, has been bribed (in name of donations in public) by Tepco providing than 86 lectures series for total 500 million yen (regarding the donation to the University of Tokyo lecture series data in details: see, http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/res01/pdf/20110301kifu.pdf). The University of Tokyo is just the tip of the iceberg. Tepco’s money went to other universities, such as Keio University and Tokyo Institute of Technology. However, Nagasaki University (medical school) rejected the “black” money (about 90,000,000 yen) from Tepco after the election of new college president in Nagasaki.

TEPCO LOGO (Homepage)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Video: Japanese Emperor and Empress Visited the Disaster Area (14 April 2011)

Japanese Emperor and Empress Visited the Disaster Area in Chiba (14:00 pm)

Source: TBS News, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abh5BaK0DLo (14 April 2011)

“One Country, Two System” in Japan/Third-Class Politicians Only Provide the Third-Rate Policy-XXI

During the ongoing Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE), people are wondering why don’t Japanese transfer electricity in the Kansai region (e.g., Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe etc.) to the Kanto region (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, and Shizuoka etc.)? It is necessary to look back on history to understand the reason for this, Japan’s “one country, two systems” which has created an “iron triangle” – bureaucrats, businessmen, and politicians – for centuries. In 1886, when University of Tokyo was founded, electricity had started to be supplied in Meiji Japan, which was the heyday of modernization in Japanese history. As Japan won the battle against the Chinese in Sino-Japanese War in 1894, electric power companies began to fight for jurisdiction. In the end, Tokyo Electric bought a 50Hz-generator (which was built by AEG) from Germany while Osaka Electric bought a 60Hz-generator (which was built by GE) from the United States. As a result, the western part of country utilizes 60 Hz while the eastern part of country uses 50 Hz (TBS News 13 March 2011). Therefore, because of this greed of businessmen “one country, two systems” in Japan was formed. The division line between 50Hz and 60Hz was established at the Fuji River in Shizuoka Prefecture.
       It is understandable that the greedy businessmen were not concerned with the national security. In Japan, however, politicians are also to blame as they have not cared much about “one country, two systems” either. They have never thought to unify the two generator systems or even considered that a crisis such as that facing Japan today would ever come. As a result, the issue of unifying generator systems has never been the priority among politicians, bureaucrats, and businessmen. Consequently, Japanese citizens have been living under this “one country, two systems” for more than a century. Japan is not Afghanistan, nor Pakistan (both nations adopted both 50Hz and 60Hz systems). In fact, no single industrial nation except one nation -- Japan -- has the “one country, two systems.”

Tepco Logo (Homepapge)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Video: Rumsfeld Interview by Okinawa Times

Former Secretary of Defense, Donald Henry Rumsfeld Was Interviewed: Okinawa Times
Source: Okinawa Timeshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLKa0lLKzmg (access date: 12 April 2011)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Very Calm, But Invisible Panic-III

Seiyu (e.g., Giants and Safeway in the US) in Tokyo (6 April 2011)
Source: Japanese Natto Shelf, Photography by Unryu Suganuma

Source: Instant Rice Shelf, Photography by Unryu Suganuma

Source: Milk Shelf, Photography by Unryu Suganuma

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Shameless: GE Head & Tepco Head

Shame on Them!
Source: NHK News, more detail see http://mainichi.jp/select/weathernews/news/20110404ddm002040142000c.html (access date: 4 April 2011)



Photo: SDF Is Burying Victims

Source: Asahi News, 4 April 2011, http://www.asahi.com/national/update/0403/TKY201104030233.html (access date: 4 April 2011)

Chinese Aid: Free Gasoline from China

Chinese Aid: Free Gasoline from China
Source: TBS News, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YogriKIVuEk (access date: 3 April 2011)

Miracle Story: A dog Survived in the Sea for 3 Weeks

Miracle story: A dog survived in the sea for 3 weeks
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFh0j7HbGfY (access date: 2 April 2011)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Couple of the Crown Prince Visited Victims from GEJE

The couple of the Crown Prince visited victims from GEJE
Source: 1768090.jpg see, afpbb.com (access date: 2 April 2011)

Source: imp0806080824000‑p9.jpg (1995) see, blog.chosun.com (access date: 2 April 2011)

Canada Under U.S. Military Umbrella

On 14 February 2011 in Texas, Canada and the US signed an agreement that allows the way for the military from either nation to send troops across each other’s borders during an emergency. Interestingly, both the Canadian government and the Canadian forces did not make the announcement regarding this agreement. Why? Does this mean Canada has fallen under the American military umbrella? 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Water, Water, Water, and Contaminated War………

Water, water, water, and contaminated war……… Cannot Repair the Nuclear Facilities
Source: Asahi News, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYnfjzttiwg (access date: 1 April 2011)

U.S. vs. Argentina

“Argentine law must be complied with by all, without exception,” stated Hector Timmerman, Foreign Minister of Argentina (Associate Press 18 February 2011). The Argentinian government seized a US Air Force C-17 cargo plane which landed on 10 February with nearly 1,000 cubic feet of military ammunition including sneak guns, GPS devices, and military equipment because the items were not declared on the custom declaration. Perhaps these sophisticated, technological, and powerful military equipment might become in active duty in the Southern Latin America. Usually, the C-17 carries Special Forces Teams.

Source: Regarding this news in details, see http://rt.com/usa/news/usa-military-argentina-smuggling/ (access date: 31 March 2011)

The Sad Story

See the photo of Tomo in Mainichi News at http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20110331-00000018-maip-soci.view-000 (access date: 31 March 2011)