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About Takeo HARADA

CEO and Represenrative, Institute for International Strategy and Information Analysis, Inc. (IISIA) Former career diplomat (specialist for Germany, European affairs and DPRK) Author of various books on financial capitalism, information literacy, risk scenario making, and Japan

Kim meets Trump? NEVER EVER.


Since the South Korean envoy surprisingly announced the day before yesterday Trump had agreed to meet Kim Jong-un by the forthcoming May, the world community never stops talking about this issue. “When”, “Where” and “How” will the first summit be made happen, is the very issue they are talking around.
However, I wanna make sure exclusively to you, my dear readers, that it will never made happen. NEVER EVER. According to the deepest throat I’ve been contacting behind the door, it will turn out to be soon a fake promise, and the regime in the North (and South) will be totally shocked and shaken as well so that Kim Jong-un won’t be able to remain at the throne of “Kim-dynasty”.
Well, let’s see and never forget “Truth is stranger than fiction”. Because D. Trump promises and does stick to the “PLAN A”, he’ll be completely rewarded and keep his power even beyond the mid-term election of the Congress. Finally, he succeeded to persuade his Chinese partner, Xi Jinpin, how valuable and desireble it is to keep the conventional (historical) flow of global money by all means for the sake of the human beings as a whole. Since it’s the “Kim’s dynasty” that has tried to blocked the flow from 1980s, the regime has to be destructed at all and replaced by another, which can go along with the RULE.
Again, Donald never meets Jong-un. NEVER EVER. Instead, the former has just made up his mind to give the final command to do the righ thing. Stay alarmed.


Shanghai: Next Target for Pax Japonica


After an unforgettable success in the last event in London, UK, my team’s tour “Pax Japonica” never stops. Our next target is Shanghai, PRC.
From 15:00 on April 11, 2018, the second event “Pax Japonica” will get started in the city center of Shanghai. Don’t miss the opportunity to get involved in the accelerating movement towards “Pax Japonica” by clicking “Pax Japonica” event in Shanghai, 2018
Well, guys, see you soon in Shanghai! Cheers.



My Speech on “Global Goals” and “Pax Japonica”

This weekend, I was invited by JCI to the Kanazawa Conference 2018, where its members from Asia-Pacific region discussed the “Global Goals (SDGs)” and beyond. I was given an oppotunity to deliver a keynote speech. The speech text is shown below. Here you are.


“Mobilizing for the Global Goals”

A Speech by
CEO and Representative,
Institute for International Strategy and Information Analysis, Inc. (IISIA))
on the Occasion of
JCI Kanazawa Conference 2018

Ladies and gentlemen,

It is a great honor for me to be allowed to deliver this speech, entitled “Mobilizing for the Global Goals”.
I really appreciate you invite me to such a historical event as the keynote speaker.

My name is Takeo HARADA.
I am CEO and Representative of my own think tank and global consulting firm called “Institute for International Strategy and Information Analysis (IISIA)”, which is located in Tokyo.

First of all, let me introduce myself and my career so far very briefly.
In 1993, I joined the Japanese diplomatic service as a career diplomat.
My professional foreign language in the ministry was German.
And I was intensively educated to serve as the consecutive interpreter for VIPs such as His Majesty Emperor of Japan AKIHITO, His Highness Prince AKISHINO, and Prime Ministers of Japan as well.

Besides that, I was in charge of some significant issues related to Japan’s diplomacy like DPKR issues.
At the very last stage of my diplomatic career, I particularly dealt with nuclear and abductee issues of DPRK.

Having heard this, almost everyone including you, ladies and gentlemen, immediately begin to wonder why I voluntarily quitted my job and career in the ministry.
Well, this question is completely legitimate, I think.
And it is closely related with what I’m about to tell you with this speech.

Allow me please to be a little bit provocative.

The main topic all of you have been discussing in this conference, JCI Kanazawa Conference, is “Global Goals”.
They were unanimously adopted by this conference so far, as you are fully aware.

However, I still have one simple but extremely important question to you:

“Are you really sure that we shall reach the global goals?”

The Global Goals for Sustainable Development are listed up with 17 titles:

– No Poverty
– Zero Hunger
– Good Health and Well-Being
– Quality Education
– Gender Equality
– Clean Water and Sanitation
– Affordable and Clean Energy
– Decent Work and Economic Growth
– Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
– Reduced Inequalities
– Sustainable Cities and Communities
– Responsible Consumption and Production
– Climate Action
– Life below Water
– Life on Land
– Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
– Partnership for the Goals

This list sounds great and is obviously comprehensive.
No one can reject it, as long as he/she wants to remain “human”.

Simply saying, it’s good.

Nevertheless, I’m wondering why the human civilization doesn’t step forward to this direction at all.
Look at the realities we all face together.

Everyone knows there are thousands and thousands people on the globe, who are not able to get enough nutrition.

Everyone knows there are thousands and thousands people in the world, who are not in a good health and rather suffer from severe illness.

Everyone doesn’t expect education in general to be equally footed.

Nobody can deny men and women are indeed treated inequally.

Not everyone can get clean water and sanitation on the globe.

Look at Fukushima.
Are we really reaching “affordable and clean energy” at all?

Are you really confident your company provides every single employee “decent work”?

Are we really innovative enough to maintain economic growth forever?

You can easily find out a lot of heavily polluted mega-cities particularly in emerging countries.
Are they really sustainable?

Nobody is sure how we can consume and produce appropriately.

Climate Action?
Nobody cares it except for business opportunities and tentative fashions.

Nobody prefers the nature to the human being.

The global community is still suffering from total injustice.

Ladies and gentlemen,

I’m afraid to be the minority here.
But please take a little bit time and try to think about what I’ve just asked you.

Again, my question is:
“Are you really sure that we shall reach the global goals?”

From my viewpoint, the situation still remains “NIMYBISM (Not in my backyard”).


Why can’t the human civilization step forward to the “Global Goals” without any exceptions?

To overcome this historical challenge, I’d like to show you the realities beyond “noble lies”.

As company executives, you immediately understand what this expression means to say.

To evade any unnecessary panics, you’d better keep silence sometimes to both the employees and public.
For leadership of companies, the only task is to reach goals you set.
And to go straightforward, you have to block any nuisance factors by keeping secret what you need not to say to stakeholders.

This is what I meant to say by the expression “Noble lie”.

Now, you’re surrounded by various “noble lies”, such as “global warming”, “digital economy” and “singularity”.

-Major scientists still stick to express “global warming” in the context of “climate change”.
Nevertheless, we all know it’s getting colder and colder in this winter, especially in the northern hemisphere.
Are you really sure that we’re heading to “global warming”?

-Digitalized world and digital economy are highly recommended. “FANG”, Facebook/Amazon/Netflix and Google, let the NYSE rocket. Bitcoin and blockchain follow.
Still, I’m wondering the trend is ambiguous.

Ambiguous, because everybody knows ISIS, the Islamic State, only through Youtube.
Ambiguous, because digital economy divides old and young generations all over the world.
Ambiguous, because digitalized world accelerates volatilities in the financial market, as we’ve just seen with the crash of Bitcoin.

Top digital engineers triumphantly declares it’s about to come true.
Maybe, within 10 or 20 years.

But they do not refer to the fact “Godel ‘s incompleteness theorem” or Gödelscher Unvollständigkeitssatz.

According to this theorem, there are indeed facts, which we can’t calculate mathematically at all.
In short, singularity is determined to fail.

At this point, I stop to show you how your daily life is totally surrounded by this kind of “noble lies”.
Instead, from now on, I want to show you what the real problem is, which all of us just get started to face inevitably.

Every single change on the globe is actually rooted in the irregularity of solar activities we can observe since 2012.
The irregularity of solar activities, which are irreversible.

The typical phenomenon we can find there is the sunspots’ number is dramatically decreasing.
Since the last November, the number has been obviously decreasing, from 26 to 4 and keeps extremely low.

Some of leading scientists point out that the number of sunspots effects the climate tremendously.
Particularly in the period when you have only few sunspots, the climate in the northern hemisphere except for the north pole tends to cool down.
This phenomenon is being caused of drastic changes of ocean currents, which are triggered by changed space rays due to irregularity of solar activities.

Once the temperature is getting lower, your body temperature is simultaneously getting lower.
If it cools down step by step, your immune system is also damaged increasingly.
Eventually, every human beings never survive.
Never ever.

To keep your body warm in spite of the global cooling, you become awfully reluctant to go out.
That is, of course, very harmful to the sound development of global economy.
However, nobody can stop the trend.
Because it’s the sun that matters.

Now, you finally understand such “noble lies” as “global warming”, “digital economy” and “singularity” are widely spoken in the global community.

“Global warming”, because ordinary people shouldn’t be terrified.

“Digital economy”, because you can continue economic activities even in Siberia, where the temperature is now under minus 45℃.

“Singularity”, because you have to keep on believing in your own innovativeness, to reach the future world.

I personally feel “fed up” with these noble lies.
To combat the unprecedented crisis for the human beings as a whole, we all shall get to know the realities and facts we’re now facing.

No insight in reality, no progress and survival at all.

Ladies and gentlemen,

as the only Japanese member of G20 CEO Advisory Group within the framework of International Chamber of Commerce, I’ve been repeatedly trying to wake the audience in this regard by taking various opportunities.

I have nothing at all against the “Global Goals”.
I never oppose to the goals.

What I want to do is rather involving all the human beings to reach the goals.
To do so, we have to face up to the realities of the global world.

From my viewpoint, we should keep on forecasting together and prepare for the future.
If we stop to stick to each of our own interest, objectivities allow us to think about what to do.

My think tank, IISIA, and I continuously release strategic and risk scenarios of the whole world.
Based on that, I’d point out some issues all of you are about to face either immediately or within a few years:

-Massive inflation is about to get started soon in the global market.
Accelerated stratification will lead us to battle against each other.
You’ll remember a phrase in the Bible:
“The rich grow richer and the poor grow poorer”.

-Global Cooling in winter in the northern hemisphere will highlight migration issues.
Limited capacities of appropriate land and nature will increasingly motivate us to fight against each other.

-Hyperinflation will be inevitable. It’ll be followed by domino effect of default.
The unprecedented phenomenon in the global economy will be surely triggered by default of Japan’s sovereign debt, unless something significant against that would be done ASAP.

-The global cooling never stops.
A plenty of infectious diseases damage our human bodies and even life.
Artificial intelligence and robots replace conventional jobs of workforce, which will cause total dissatisfaction in the human society.
Antagonism will become dominant.

I quitted my diplomatic career in 2005, voluntarily.
Because I felt my back were pushed by invisible wind.
I can not describe even now what really was.
But one thing is clear to me:
“In 2005, I couldn’t help from starting something new by myself, because I was born to tell the truth to the people going beyond the barrier of recognition”.

Let us think outside the box together.
Think globally, while anticipating the very near future.
Don’t miss compassion to each other.
Don’t forget the future generation.

To do so, we’re urged to remind ourselves of the “Global Goals for Sustainable Development”, ladies and gentlemen.

It’s not specific interest of our own economy and company, but collective wisdom of the human beings as a whole that now matters.

Currently, I published a book entitled “Pax Japonica” from London, UK.
What I meant to say with this book is not “patriotic” at all.
Rather universal, because Japan, my country is the place where all the modern issues and difficulties begin to hinder the human society from going forward.

Aging society, accumulated sovereign debt, stagnated economy etc.

If we Japanese, particularly company executives and entrepreneurs of younger generations like you, will succeed to get a breakthrough despite of all the difficulties together with global friends and colleagues, that will provide the best model to all the other countries with similar difficulties in the very near future.
For me, “Pax Japonica” is exactly this kind of opportunity for the young generations beyond borders.

Now, I hope you completely understand why we, young leaders in the economy , urgently need to discuss much more intensively and reach the “Global Goals for Sustainable Development”.
The time left is limited.

Thank very much for your attention.


The X-Day is February 15, 2018.


Because I’m etremely busy with handling all the issues forming the new world order ahead, please forgive me to write down only the following several messages to you:

The X-Day is Februarry 15, 2018. Whether we’ll face “bloody PyoengChang” or not, is really matters. If the reconciliation process between the North and South in the Korean Peninsula, as we’re currently believeing to see through mass media, would go forward without any difficulties and disruptive events,  the previous world order would be actually worsened despite of our hope and expectation. It seems that the ruling world leaders behind the door are now forced to make their mind whether they should sacrifice PyoengChang or not.

Last but not the least: Our life goes on, even though the worse version shown above would turn out to be realized. If so, a PLAN B would be urgently needed for the better world. Stay tuned.


Novum scire. A Future Scenario.

Novum Scire_Cover

Today, we proudly announce to release our institute’s new scenario entitled “Novum scire”. The Institute of International Strategy anf Information Analysis, Inc., IISIA, releases its strategic and risk scenario for both corporates and retail customers twice a year. This year’s first issue, “Novum scire”, or “Learn somthing new”, includes particularly the following issues:
-The future of the global monetary system. The eternal war between “debt currency” versus “public money” ahead?
-The strategy of the Japanese Imperial House and its secret assets. The continuous and future role of gold.
-Cryptocurrency and Bloackchain: Be prepared for Bitcoin 2.0? The tokenized economy and beyond.
-Why “Pax Japonica” in the very near future? Sovereign crisis and its outcome for the global community.
Check it out with this URL and join us to anticipate the very near future.

The Next “X-Day”.


Since the North and South in the Korean Peninsula has resumed their “reconciliation process” recently, almost nobody in the world seems to believe any geopolitical incident will take place there. Instead, the situation would get better and better, while DPRK promised to dispatch its team even to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in the forthcoming February, we firmly believe. Even US led by D. Trump agreed with ROK on suspension of their joint military excercise during the Winter Olympic Games.

However, one significant thing should be never forgot, when it comes to an issue of genuine “intelligence”: Shodow men in the intelligence world always love to walk on the street where other ordinary people don’t choose.  Applying this principle to the current situation, we’re now urged to reach the tentative conclusion that February ahead might include the next “X-Day”.

Imagine what would take place one after another, when a severe terrorist attack with WMD would heavily damage the Olympic Games. The people in the South simply stick to “wishful thinking” that the North would never attack PyeongChang during the Winter Olympics, which should be, form their innocent viewpoint as usual, regarded as the festival of the whole Korean nation.  But fot the North, the situation could be completely different. The Olympic Games could be the very best place where the North’s self-proclaimed “nuclear force” would be showed up to the global community effectively.

For US, even a smaill incident of terrorism in PyeongChang would give her a very good reason to militarily attack DPRK, by arguing that would be the most effective “preemptive” attack to save the whole world. Of course, within 72 hours, US would completely succeed to win the battle of the “Korean Peninsula”, which would give desireble impetus to D. Trump for the mid-term election.

Well, guys, stay alarmed. Particularly in East Asia including my country, Japan, accelerated procurment of foods and goods for your own safety is urgently needed. Keep in mind nobody helps you when a severe “nuclear” incident occurs in the neiborhood. In advance, I give you herewith a friednly advice.



Shake It Up, Your Human Bodies!


For the rest of the world, Russia still remains an enigma. Since the collapse of the former Soviet Union, a lot of things happened there. However, almost nothing real has been reported by western mass media, because they still intend to abuse the image of Russia as a secret nation beyond the Iron Curtain. To get to know the reality there, you have to personally go there and communicate with those who were born after around 1985. There young generations are new-born Russians who are not sympathetic with the legacy of the Soviet Union and well understand how to behave vis-a-vis foreigners. They tend not to hide realities in Russia, while their elder friends and parents love to do so based on experiences and customs during the Soviet era.

Additionally, one thing is quite ramarkable from my viewpoint, when I’ve been given several opportunities to visit the country and build up friendship with the local younger generations. Almost all of them are quite frustrated with the political reality in Russia and quite proud of the grwoing civil society they’ve been working on. And the point is this civil society somehow seems to be closely connected rather with not Soviet but genuine Russian traditions which were generated from the blood of the Russian.

One of them is dancing. Russia is, for example, the nation of ballet. In both St. Petersburg and Moscow, you can enjoy traditional and world-class ballet in some theaters. There is indeed a solid tradition of choreography  which can never seen even in the western countries. Historically viewing, Russia originally “improted” ballet in the 17th century from western countries such as France. But the trend was turned over, since Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovski, a legend of Russian classic music, succeeded to the first perfomance of “Swan Lake” in St. Petersburg in 1890. Since then, Russia successfully remains the nation of ballet even during the Soviet era.

Now, you may wonder how about the relationship between the above-mentioned younger generation in Russia and dancing in general. Of course, they never practive “ballet” except for those who are professionally educated to do so. But the “Russian blood” seems to lead them to create a torally brand new type of dancing, which can potentially become a universal lannguage in dancing beyond any borders of ethnics, cultures, ages and gender.

The ultra modern dance I pick up here is called “Dance Body Soft”, which is created by Max Adams and Diana Stark in Moscow. They established one of the first dance schools in Moscow 5 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Well, let’s check out the short video shown above, which is extremely interesting even for those who have never practiced “dancing” beforehand. And read through the short description which Diana kindly wrote to us as a tentative introduction to “Dance Body Soft”:

We are developers and innovators, keen on the advanced technologies and optimization. In the last 20 years we created an innovative methodology of teaching improvisation in modern dance. During this time thousands of students have been trained in over 50 branches, assisting as in our programm improving. This program is not just about dance, but about motor mechanics. It allows anyone to get skills of improvisation to any kind of music in a very short time. This program has no analogues in the world. Our task was to cover as widely as possible the range of all possible movements in a safe mode for the body.
The main problem that we encountered is a truly bad physical condition not only for adults but also for young people. Instead of teaching them to dance, we had to first solve the problem of physical form of students and restoring movability of atrophied muscles. Thus, all these years we have been improving ourselves in the field of enhancement of moving skills, that helped us to work out an effective methodology of teaching.
The program itself is a system, a structure that uses all ranges of moves in safe mode, which is built from simple to complex, from the main to the secondary. It includes all the simplest elements that a person is able to perform physically. It is based on the principles the human body structure. These movements are not relevant to fashion, they are universal, taking roots math, geometry, music structure and basic priciples of physiology. It is the basis for dance of all styles. It’s like a lego: you have building blocks that are compatible and interchangeable. When you know how to combine them, you get as the simplest, so the most complex structures out of them.
For the beginners we offer simple and effective trainings based on cyclical movements, where different body parts move in parallel (at the same time), but not consequentially (one element after another) as usual in other styles. All modern music is based on this same principle of cyclicity. People in one way or another always tend to move in cyclic movements. And we offer all possible loops how it can be done, how to build improvisation on cycles, as well as how to move without binding to cycles, according to algorithms, etc. As each of us learned how to walk, speak, write, in the same way we can lean how to dance. We don’t need talent or gift to improvise to music. And the more pleasant thing that you learn the principles, the techniques, that your muscles won’t forget as biking or swimming.
We claim that developed the optimal tool for enhancing movability, as well as endurance, which corresponds to the formula: maximum dynamics with the minimal energy expenditure. It provides the most balanced dynamic capacity for all the body. It is completely safe and suitable for people of any age. While the training you get the maximum number of neurotransmitters responsible for pleasure due to the optimal aerobic load, and the absence of stress hormones released during strength training.
For further development, we need the support of the scientific community. We want them to make a scientific research, prooving our theory about the optimal tool for developing mobility, which solves the problem of balanced development of the whole body in a safe mode (we do not know if anyone else has set such a task). Thanks to the scientific basis, we will create a new discipline for educational institutions, rehabilitation centers and boarding houses, which can significantly affect the formation and development of society. This will make contribution to professional sports, rehabilitation after trauma, prevention of diseases of the elderly, maintenance of the physical form of adults, the correct formation of the musculoskeletal system in adolescents, not to mention the impact to the dance culture itself, which does not exist today.


How does our program differ from martial arts, which are not inferior to us in the development of movability?

There are three types of load: power, stretching and mobility. Combat sports include three types in complex, our program only studies the 3rd one – movability in aerobic mode and excludes any trauma-dangerous elements, which makes it safe for all ages. This load is necessary for the body, helps maintain its health and vitality. It is universal and will help everyone: children, adults, the elderly. In addition, exercises tied to rhythm, a clear metranome, are more effective from the point of view of the development of mobility. And we shouldn’t underestimate the beneficial effect of music on the psyche of people, it is music that makes grueling workouts a source of pleasure.

How to use:
– educational discipline for schools, universities, dispensaries
– game in augmented reality (AR)
– dance station of a new generation
– concept for dance improvisation for robots

This time, I persionally met Diana and thoroughly asked how it works with “Dance Body Soft”. As far as I’ve understood, “Dance Body Soft” has huge potential to become the universal language of human bodies in the age of digitalized world. Why? From my viewpoint, there are several remarkable points which could push it up to the global culture.

First, it seems to be extremely easy to learn how to dance according to the methodology of “Dance Body Soft”. Because it is completely structured in line with quite natural movement of human bodies, the learners never feel confused and dificulties to dance by themselves.

Secondly, once you succeeded to master “Dance Body Soft”, you can dance whenever and wherever you want to dance. According to Diana’s explanation, it never prioritized sequences of specific body movements which are normally preferred by conventional dancing such as ballet. By adapting yourself to each one of changes in the surroundings, you can easily dance based on “Dance Body Soft”. You can do so, because it’s construted by natural movements of human bodies.

Last but not the least, this kind of multiadaptability of “Dance Body Soft” enables you to dance freely even with AR and VR equippments. Many experts still argue AI is about to override the human beings’ brain and body. However, with this “Dance Body Soft”, that will never happen, since you can dance in any virtual realities but by keeping on dancing with quite natural, biollogically based movements of human bodies. In short, you can remain “human” forever, as long as you’ll shake up your bodies in line with “Dance Body Soft”.

In Moscow, Diana told me their projct’s next step: With a new “easy to set-up” mixer for DJs which they created, they are about to begin marketing offensive from Berlin, where the “university of techno” is established. A new legend in dancing will soon show up from Russia. Why don’t you shake it up together, with the new trend from icy but hot Moscow?

Why Monarchy Version 2.0. Now?


The day was eventually decided. I mean “the day” when His Imperial Majesty AKIHITO will abdicate. That’ll be the end of April in 2019.

Almost everyone still wonders in Japan, “Why abdication now?”.  Even though the Japanese Emperor quite popular in the Japanese society, His Imperial Majesty abruptly declared his indirect intention to abdicate. Nobody knows what will take place after the forthcoming abdication. However, there is only one thing that is already clear to the public: A sort of dualism will begin to develop even within the Imperial authority after the abdication, as we faced during the Northern and Southern Dynasties in the medieval period in Japan. Of course, the Imeperial household vehemently opposes to such a prediction, but the realty will emerge very soon. Let’s wait a little bit.

How come should this kind of Imperial dualism be needed and realized in Japan? This is the very question we should try to solve at this juncture, although all the mass media keep silence.

In German, they say “In Abwesenheit glaenzen”. That means, someone’s presence is highlighted, because he/she’s never there.  It sounds extremely confusing, but it’s sometimes true in our dailylife. We tend to always think about someone whom we can’t see face to face, because he/she’s not here. I personally think His Imperial Majesty’s attempt to be a good example for that: Because His Imperial Majesty will have abdicated, all of us will be keen to see His Majesty’s early come-back and respect every single word much more carefully than before, which His Imperial Majesty will express one by one to the public. Since His Imperial Majesty won’t be the Emperor any more, the freedom of speech won’t be constitutionally limited either.

This Imperial strategy will totally confuse both the domestic politics and other nations. Everybody expects Primeminsiter Shinzo ABE will manage to remain on the top of the domesitic “political” power for more than several years in Japan. Despite of his accumulated power, nothing innovative and significant for Japan’s future has been done since December of 2012. The ordinary prople on street in Japan are totally disappointed at his failed “ABENOMICS”, while any other political option than Shinzo ABE seems to be left at least for now. In line with discourses on “diversities” in the global community, the Japanese public opinion once tried to prioritize the revival of “Women’s power” in the domestic politics. However, no single female political actor including politicians and journalists (such as the above-shown power elites, Shiori YAMAO and Isoko MOCHIZUKI) obviously seems to be capable enough to give the Japanese society breakthrough from the on-going stagnation. All the means are exhausted…

Looking at the global side of the story, the human civilization led by advanced economies and emerging markets has been facing the fatal deadlock and can’t be move forward at all. “Massive quantitative easing” and “digital economy” are the tools which have been utlized to combat the phenomenon, but fail to rescue the global community so far. Here, all the means are also  exhausted…

At the very last stage of this extremely pessimistic development on the globe, a series of astonishing astoronic incidents are being added. All over the world, small and big meteorites fell one by one, which are making the global public opinion both negative and pessimistic to the future of the human beings. No one can precisely predict what the human beings to attempt to do, while becoming more and more hopeless.

Because we’re now haading to such a period irreversibly, the words of the then Japanese Ex-Emperor will decisively matter to the world, I firmly believe.  As I mentioned beforehand, all the means to combat the current trends seem to be exhausted. Nevertheless, there is indeed only one option left for us: Listen carefully to words to be expressed by the then Japanese Ex-Emperor, who has been profobidden to enjoy the freedom of speech. Based on the huge amount of hidden off-balance sheet assets and long history back to the ancient time, His Imperial Majasty must have the last word which will make the entire world get finally rid of the lasting turmoil.

Now, you don’t grasp yet what I mean to say, I’m afraid. Still, FYI, I’ll give you some more “highly classified” tips to figure it out: A certan big state in South East Asia is secretly prepared for restoration of its kingdom. To accomplish the historical project, the kingdom to be is about to sell a massive amount of physical gold to the market. Besides that, descendants of the former dynasty in Middle East also tries its restoration with financing the project by its historical secret assets, particularly physical gold bars. And the point is, all of them intend to restore the kingdom after the modell of the Japanese constitutional monarchy after the WWII. In sum, “Pax Japonica” has already become “common sense” on the level of kings, queens and emperor, while nobdy on the street hasn’t become aware of the fact.

The next page of the human history will skip democracy but be based on monarchy version 2.0. Stay tuned.




Speech on Pax Japonica delivered in London, UK


The day before yesterday (November 24, 2017), I delivered a speech (of course, in English language!) in London, UK, where I was kindly invited by LID Publishing. I really appreciate all those who got together there and listened to my explanation on the inevitable near future when “Pax Japonica” will be realized.

Enjoy the short video and the text of the speech shown below. Please don’t hesitate to invite me to another event where the audience will be keen to know what “Pax Japonica” can be and why it will have to be realized.

Last but not the least, don’t forget to obtain my newly published book “Pax Japonica”, which is now on sale online, for example, through Amazon. com.

Speech on the occasion of the event “How to do business in East Asia: A High-level Networking” on November 24, 2017, in London, UK.

Distinguished guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Nice to meet you. I’m Takeo HARADA. It is a great honor for me to speak about my new book “Pax Japonica” here, exclusively to you.

This is the very first book I wrote completely in English,while I’ve published more than 25 books regarding Japan, global economy, diplomacy, politics, history and even philosophy in both German and Japanese.
Before I’ll go forward into the main topic “Pax Japonica”, let me please introduce myself very briefly: As I mentioned, my name is Takeo HARADA. My first name “Takeo” simply means “brave man” in Japanese. My father named me so, after two legendary Japanese “brave” men. The one is Takeo MIKI, a former Japanese Prime Minister in 1970s. Another one is Lieutenant Commander Takeo HIROSE, who was a very famous spymaster of the Japanese Imperial Navy in the beginning of 20th century in Japan.

I myself began my professional career in the Japanese diplomacy. In 1993, just one year after the UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, I joined the diplomatic service.

Why did I make up my mind to become a career diplomat? From 1970s, the so-called “trade war” between Japan and US continued. Since the latter half of 1980s, USG became so offensive, that it officially argued both the Japanese society and its cultural background caused all the troubles in Japan-US economic relationship. In short, Japan, my country, is the origin of evil, they said. As a young student at the University of Tokyo, I spontaneously reacted on such a trend from US.

Since 1986, Japan enjoyed the bubble economy, which was called the HEISEI bubble economy. Facing the bubble in the Tokyo Stock Exchange, we, all the Japanese,
were extremely proud of our nation’s economic accomplishments in the postwar era. I also shared this feeling of the then Japanese citizens, and asked myself the following questions:

“Why do the Americans blame us the Japanese so harshly?”

“Why don’t they accept their economic failure instead of accusing us?”

“What does the Japan-US alliance bring to us? Is that really worthy of maintaining?”

During the entrance examination for diplomatic service, Deputy Vice-minister enthusiastically recommended me to join the so-called “American school” in the house. The diplomats belonging to the school are those who were given opportunities to officially study at American best universities such as Harvard and Yale. They are “main stream” and used to occupy the majority of important posts in the ministry. If I had decided to join this “American school”, I were not here today. As a member of the main stream, I could have never doubted the status quo of Japan’s diplomacy and had kept on enjoying a typical career diplomat’s life in Japan.

However, I refused to follow the recommendation. Instead, I selected German language as my professional language.

Why? The reason was quite simple: Germany was also defeated in the WWII. Nevertheless, Germany never lost her prestige in the international community.

Look at Japan. Japan was totally disgraced after the WWII. US tried to completely change all the social systems in Japan. The situation there is quite different from one in Germany. From my viewpoint, we Japanese should learn a lot from German friends
how to protect nation’s independence.

The ministry dispatched me to Berlin in 1994, five years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall. There, I had various opportunities to think deeply about several essential issues, such as:

“What is Europe?”

“What is the human history?”

and “What is openness and multiculturism?”

While Germany was slowly getting out of her lasting turmoil and becoming a great state in the European integration, Japan’s lost decades further continued. To rescue the country, the Japanese political and economic leadership accepted total “Americanization” with financial globalism.

When I was finally transferred to the headquarter in Tokyo in 1998, I soon realized Japan completely became another country that I hadn’t known before. The local people simply lost their national pride. All the Japanese mass media loudly spoke about success of the US investment banks and internet ventures. Everything which was conventionally called “Made in Japan” was completely rejected and replaced by globalism and financial capitalism led by US. As a young Japanese diplomat, I felt confused extremely.

This feeling reached the climax, when I saw my boss, Director-General, went down on knees of a very young American director, who visited Tokyo from the Whitehouse, Washington D. C., during their meeting about DPRK. This very young envoy from Washington D. C. quoted some words and phrases of the then US President G. W. Bush.,
and my boss took note his every single word so seriously, as if he were a student.

Something I could not bear occurred to me abruptly. So, I left the front of the Japanese diplomacy afterwards. That was in the spring of 2005.

The reason why I wrote and published my book “Pax Japonica” is I just wanted to answer to my own question, which held me so long time:

“Why is Japan so oppressed?”

“Can we revitalize Japan again?”

“What is the role Japan should play in the future world.”
Before I quitted my job in the ministry, a synchronicity made one thing significant happen in my life. In 2002, I met a female American Jewish-Sephardic elite by accident. During our very intensive exchange of views afterwards, she, Anna, suddenly sent a message which totally changed my life:

“Well, Takeo, to be honest, there are only two options left for Japan’s future. If she’ll be able to manage to get a breakthrough, ‘Pax Japonica’ will be realized. However, if not,
Japan will be the very first country that will totally collapse.”

This is a phrase I quoted in “Preface” of my book. To be honest, I couldn’t simply grasp immediately what she meant to say. She expressively explained the time left for Japan is limited. Only until 2020. I was just embarrassed.

For me, this experience is quite similar to one, which KUKAI, the founder of SHINGON Esoteric Buddhism, faced in the ancient time in Japan. In 1971, I was born in Kagawa Prefecture in West Japan, which was called State of SANUKI in the ancient period. There, in SANUKI, KUKAI was also born in 774. He was a child of genius, so that he was admitted to visit the then state college where high-ranking officials were educated. Soon after he began to study, he immediately recognized that to do so brought him nothing essential. He left the college without any official permission, and walked around in forests and mountains.

One day, he visited Muroto Cape in Shikoku island of West Japan, and met an old Shaman by accident. He gave young KUKAI an advice, which irreversibly changed his entire life:

“Go to Dazaifu, where ships of talented students are to leave for the Chinese Tang Dynasty. Study hard there and grasp the truth of the world.”

KUKAI finally realized his own destiny, and became the founder of SHINGON Esoteric Buddhism, which has been spiritually protecting the Japanese Imperial House.

In my case, the female American Sephardic Elite’s words awoke me to my own destiny, which said:

“Seek the truth of Japan. Grasp it and explain to the whole world, so that the global community will eventually get into the new next era.”

Having recognized that, my new journey has been kicked off. Again, that was in the spring of 2005.

Almost 12 years have passed since then.  I’ve been dedicating my entire life to this question. And this book “Pax Japonica” is the first tentative report of what I’ve found, seen and personally experienced in this regard.

In the course of time, the global community obviously discovered Japan again. Having received my “Pax Japonica” from my office, Klaus Schwab, Founder of the World Economic Forum, for an example, kindly wrote a message to me, which said “Thank you for sending me the book ‘Pax Japonica’. I personally have witnessed closely the resurrection of Japan.”

In addition, the World Economic Forum recently released an article entitled “Is this Japanese concept the secret to a long, happy, meaningful life?” written by Laura Oliver. This short article highlights a concept in Japanese language “IKIGAI” or “reason for being”. The author suggests the readership to ask themselves the following four questions:

-What do you love?
-What are you good at?
-What does the world need from you?
-What can you get paid for?

Imagine, I’m the one typical example of ordinary Japanese citizen. Based on this capacity, I answer to the first question that I love peace and prosperity.

To the second question what I’m good at,  I would say I’m good at being honest and sincere.

What does the world need from me? I do not want to lead the world. But I’m feeling I should make a sufficient contribution to the world community.

Last but not the least, what can I be paid for? I make some products and technologies,
which should make others happier than before. People will pay for that.

“Being-Japanese”, which I try to explain in the book “Pax Japonica”, is so humble. That is totally different from “Being-Western”. I know it quite well, because, as I mentioned beforehand, I’ve been in Germany, particularly Berlin, for four years and got well acquitted with what Europe is. In my brain, there are indeed two channels since then. While speaking to the Japanese, I make use of one “Japanese” channel. During meeting with western people, my brain is automatically turned to another channel to let me behave myself in a western manner.

But this is an exception. The ordinary Japanese know only to live with their own sense and conscious, where the so-called “high context” culture is traditionally built in.

The famous concept of sociology was introduced by Edward T. Hall in his book “Beyond Cultures” in 1976. According to “Wikipedia”, his theory is based on the thesis that “messages exchanged in a high-context culture carry implicit meanings with more information than the actually spoken parts, while in low-context cultures, the messages have a clear meaning, with nothing implied beyond the words used.” In a higher-context culture, the way words are said is more important than the words themselves, so many things are left unsaid, relying on the context of the moment and the culture as a whole to impart meaning. In a lower-context culture, it is very important for the communicator to be explicit in order to be fully understood.

Why are we Jaanese so “desperately” different from you, ladies and gentlemen?

The way the Japanese live and behave themselves are just unique. You can recognize that at a glance. It is obviously separated from the rest of the world. How can “Pax Japonica”, or a period when Japan will generate all the essential principles for the rest of the world, be able to get started?

Let’s start with the question, why the Japanese are so unique. In my book “Pax Japonica”, you can find the reason why. There, I introduce to you the theory of Professor emeritus Tadanobu Tsunoda, which highlights the unique structure and mechanism of those who were born and live in the Japanese-spoken culture. Thanks to unique role of vowels in the Japanese language, the mother tongue Japanese and non-mother Japanese differ in their pattern of brain dominance, for example, when listening to sounds from the natural world – in particular, insect sounds.

The ordinary Japanese are not talented for assertive communication, because they process both logic and emotion in their left brain. To the contrary, the western people physically separate them: Logic in the left, emotion in the right brain. By doing so,
they can smoothly stick to logical thinking and arguing even without emotion.

Ladies and gentlemen, “Being-Japanese” is obviously rooted in this unique “Japanese language brain”. Feeling mixture of logic and emotion steadily, the Japanese are used to communicate with each other by not arguing, but sharing their own “feelings”. In order to acquire this “Japanese language brain”, you have to be nurtured in the environment where the Japanese language is dominant, until the age from 4 to 9. All the essentials in “Being-Japanese” are rooted in this language uniqueness, Professor emeritus Tadanobu Tsunoda explained to the public.

However, the current GOJ makes effort to introduce English lesson to the early stage of elementary schools, by saying, “We’re now living in the age of globalism”.
From my viewpoint, it’s forced suicide of a nation.

Now, you may have understood biological, physical and linguistic uniqueness of “Being-Japanese”. Of course, it’s not enough to prove the thesis that the era of “Pax Japonica” is now approaching. Having heard the concept “Pax Japonica”, you, the British citizens,
immediately remember “Pax Britanica” and the British Empire. Niall Ferguson, one of the Britain’s most renowned historians picked up nine features of “Pax Britanica”, as I quoted in my book:

-The English language

-English forms of land tenure

-Scottish and English banking

-The Common Law


-Team sports

-The limited or “night watchman” state

-Representative assemblies

-The idea of liberty

Let us assume “Pax Japonica” will be built up. What can we regard as its typical features,
As we did in terms of “Pax Britanica”? In my book, I try to find them out.

In the first chapter, I underline the Japanese concept of “KWAI’I”, or loveliness and cuteness. From my viewpoint, such a cultural uniqueness as the concept of “KAWAI’I” is remarkable but not significant enough to make “Pax Japonica” as the next world order happen.

In the second chapter, I pick up technological innovation in Japan. People simply believe
Japan is a state of brilliant technology. The reality disappoints you tremendously. A series of SMEs have indeed developed brilliant technologies such as cold fusion and transmutation one by one. But the Japanese leading industrial companies are used to refuse them and hinder them from being brought to the market. Without relying on domestic innovation, big companies in Japan tend to just ask their US corporate partners to provide them with new technologies and services originally generated in US. This tendency is being accelerated especially after the collapse of the HEISEI bubble economy in 1990. Contrary to the general assumption, Japan is currently a nation of failed innovation.

What about the Japanese constitutional pacifism? As I referred, the ordinary Japanese really love to live with peace and prosperity.The problem is, however, they just take it for granted. Historically viewing, the constitutional pacifism in the postwar era of Japan was a result of the Imperial diplomacy after the total defeat in the WWII. Japan can remain “peaceful”, because it has been physically and lawfully backed by Japan-US alliance since then. What will take place, if this pre-condition will be dramatically changed in the very near future? Of course, every single Japan-expert categorically rules out this kind of potential.

However, according to classified information I obtained and mentioned in my book “Pax Japonica”, there is indeed a secret agreement between the Japanese Imperial House and USG in terms of termination of Japan-US alliance. In 2045, 100 years after the end of WWII, Japan will get back her full sovereignty from US, I mean, both militarily and financially. In this book “Pax Japonica”, I try to describe the detail of this project,
and the future reality around Japan we’ll face within 28 years.

Ladies and gentlemen,

the keywords of this historical projects are: “dramatic climate change” caused by “irregularity of solar activities”, “sovereign debt shock from Japan”, “off-balance sheets assets” and “Emperor of Japan”.

Let me summarize what I wrote in this book “Pax Japonica” in this regard. Recently,
irregularity of solar activities has been scientifically proven. This is not my unique idea. This is causing climate change, particularly global cooling in the northern emisphere in winter. The drastic change of nature gives extremely negative effect to the human immune system, which leads expansion of various epidemics. In cold weather,
the humankind in advanced countries located in the northern hemisphere gradually tend to stay at home and not aggressively do economic activities, which was quite similar to the era called “Little Ice Age” from 16th to 18th century.

Total deflation emerges. Combatting this irreversible natural phenomenon, all the people are being mobilized to do business with digital equipment.The so-called “FANG”, Facebook, Amazon, Netfrix and Google” are therefore encouraged these days.

This is my personal observation. Nevertheless, this global initiative led by Europe and US won’t give us a final solution to save the world community heading to irreversible global climate changes. Massive quantitative easing in advanced economies and even China,
will start total inflation one by one to combat the on-going deflation.

The point is  this inflation will soon turn out to be hyperinflation, by 2020 at the latest, even without remarkable positive effects to rescue the global economy entirely. Well,
US and Europe seem to successfully get rid of the turmoil at the early stage, as we see right now.

But the question remains in my country, Japan. The Bank of Japan still stick to its historical quantitative easing, while the inflation target is never reached so far. In this regard, Japan is the anchor of global economy,  and keeps on easing the financial market.

Someday in the very near future, external factors such as higher prices of commodities, will accelerate domestic inflation in Japan dramatically, so that Japan will inevitably get into hyperinflation. Keep in mind Japan’s sovereign debt is much more than 260 percent of her GDP.That will trigger both Japan’s own default and default domino of other nations including US and China. The moment of truth will come much sooner than we normally expect.

Now, remember the words of Anna, an American Sephardic elite, I mentioned in the beginning of my speech:

“Well, Takeo, to be honest, there are only two options left for Japan’s future. If she’ll be able to manage to get a breakthrough, ‘Pax Japonica’ will be realized. However, if not,
Japan will be the very first country that will totally collapse.”

This sounds like a mission impossible. Is there any way out from such a dramatic disaster you may soon face?

In the last chapter of my book “Pax Japonica”, I say “Yes” to this question.

In the medieval era,  Marco Polo, Venetian merchant and explorer, once called Japan
“Jipang” or a country of gold in his book “Book of the Marvels of the World”.

According to classified information I obtained, Japan is still “Jipang”, while the Japanese Imperial Family holds huge amount of off-balance-sheet assets, and some of its members are newly designated as “signers” of these off-balance-sheet assets shared by Imperial Royal families of all over the world. In context of this traditional off-balance-sheet assets,
not PRC but the human network of descendants of Chinese dynasties from the ancient to modern times matters to the Japan’s Imperial House. The headquarter of this human network was formerly located in Nanjing, and is currently in Yunnan. The human network has been controlling the hugest amount of “off-balance-sheet assets” traditionally, which even the Japanese Imperial House has been relying on historically.

Ladies and gentlemen, you may wonder whether I’m talking about an usual “conspiracy theory” you can find everywhere.

If you think so, you’re urged to read my book “Pax Japonica”. By doing so, you’ll fully become confident of the story I’m now telling is real and significant for the future world. As far as I’m informed, the fact the current Emperor of Japan, AKIHITO, declared his intention for abdication clearly shows the beginning of a new era.

Towards this new era of the world history, a lot of things have to be done. The previous DPRK, for example, has to be swept away, since the new world order will be established
by kicking off the restructure of East Asia. This new trend will include establishing,
particularly the ties between Japan and China as a whole nation.

In Chapter 4 of “Pax Japonica”,  I mention the forthcoming trend in East Asia as follows:

“Once the ties between the Japanese Imperial House and the traditional leadership of the whole Chinese nation can be restored, the former’s attempt to win back Japan’s full sovereignty, and reach the final goal of establishing Pax Japonica will be both financially and politically by the latter, which will override the West.”

Thanks to the generous investment from the historical “off-balance-sheet assets”, all the brilliant technologies of Japanese SMEs, which were once abandoned and forgotten,
will be dramatically vitalized, and applied both domestically and globally. In parallel with accelerated preference of the global community for cultural and social “Being-Japanese”, these technological changes from Japan will revive the whole world, where the “off-balance-sheet assets” will be again massively invested under the command of the Japanese Imperial Family. Of course, all the processes will proceed peacefully.

The final stage of pre-“Pax Japonica” is already beginning, and, of course,
we can’t fully recognize at this stage yet how the new world order called “Pax Japonica” will look like after its completion.

My own role is being in transition: From mere “observer” to well-informed “activist”. Having read through my book, a prominent US private banker murmured to me,
“He’s insider.” Yes, I’m indeed an insider with the mission to build up “Pax Japonica”,
and will further pursue the inevitable possibility to create “Pax Japonica”, where not only the Japanese but also all the other nations and people enjoy peace and prosperity.

Join me to work on it together.

The time left is limited until the point when unprecedented events and accidents will take place one after another on the globe, and all the other means are exhausted from the viewpoint of other nations.

At this final stage, they will eventually turn to the Japanese, and ask them the ultimate question:

“Well, what do you think, our Japanese friends? What should be done to save the whole world?”

The questions I wrote in the epilogue of my book “Pax Japonica”. I sincerely hope,
ladies and gentlemen, all of you will have fully understood what answers the Japanese will give to the questions, by reading my book “Pax Japonica”.

Thank you very much.


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Legitimacy beyond Legality.


We normally believe there are things around us, which have been existing as they are. We pretend as if we had forgotten there must have been the critical moment when these things were “created”. Instead of arguing on this decisive moment enthusiastically, we’re used to focus only on situations where these “created “things exist. Within this framework, we’ve been living and firmly believe nothing will happen which will lead us to a dramatic change of the world as it is (at least) so far.
However, the time is now approaching to us when all of us will be forced to change this kind of conventional perspective and viewpoint drastically. In the next period, we’ll face the next crucial moment of “creation” per se, when nothing but knowledge and expertise on “creation” from scratch matter. Facing such an abrupt change of the surroundings, almost all the predominated “frameworks” will never work. This is exactly the very challenge we, all the human beings, are to tackle in the course of time till the end of this year.
Having said that, I’m now wondering what’s “legality”. As far as the conventional frameworks do work, we can and shall rely only on “legality”, which allows us to do something according to laws. But how about the period of total creation? For the God, for example, there is no prefixed law, since the God is the very person whose words make laws and rules. From my viewpoint, we, the human being will sooner or later face work on total creation due to abrupt changes of the surroundings, as the God did (and has been doing since then).
In such a situation, there is only one thing we should keep on paying attention to. That’s not legality but “legitimacy” which has to be backed by “values” we intuitively prioritize. Human intuition works, conditioned that we, the human beings make utmost efforts to adapt ourselves to the surroundings as the practitioners of the Japanese old Shintoism (古神道) and esoteric Buddhism do.
Whatever you call it, the moment of truth in this regard is approaching even in an accelerated manner. Whether you’re now sensing it or not, really matters. What do you feel??
The Basic Law of the Federal Democratic Germany
Art. 20 (4) says:
All Germans shall have the right to resist any person seeking to abolish this constitutional order, if no other remedy is available.