You and Your Wife.

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In Japan, being someone’s wife legally gives you something profitable. For example, you don’t need to pay any tax, all the children declare not to inherit your husband’s legacy for the sake of you as his wife. An old Japanese idiom says “内助の功”, which simply means “wife’s achievement to support her husband’s work outside the house”. The fathers of the Japanese civil law paid attentions to this and enhance such a custom by even adapting the original western civil law texts to it. In this regard, you as the husband may not argue that you’re not responsible for what your wife has done, because both you and your wife take advantage of this typical Japanese legal and social system.

To understand what’s happening right now in the House of Shinzo ABE correctly, you have to take this into account. The point is how deeply Akie ABE, the first lady of the Japanese Prime Minister, is involved in the affair of the ultraconservative elementary school to be established called “森友学園” in Japan. The founder of the elementary school, Mr. Yasunori KAGOIKE, is said to have been politically preferred when he succeeded to acquire the real estate for the school, which had originally belonged to the Government of Japan. The House of ABE is being blamed because it reportedly affected the deal either directly or indirectly.

We can’t deny the one thing: The first lady, Akie ABE, is personally committed to the elementary school and enthusiastically supported it. She even accepted to become its honorary president, which was publicly announced in the school’s official website. Mr. Yasunori KAGOIKE leaked that she “personally” made a financial contribution in amount of 1 million JPY to the school and handed over the money to him privately without any receipt. Her husband, Shinzo ABE, had firmly denied neither he himself nor his wife did have something to do with the illegally preferred deal of the real estate. Nevertheless, the moment of the truth will come, when the donation will be proven to have been done by Akie ABE. The Japanese Diet officially resolved that he should be summoned as a sworn witness before the Diet. He’ll show up on March 23 in the Diet.

Besides the above-shown Japanese idiom, I personally imagine what actually happened between Mr. KAGOIKE and the House of ABE on the critical date in 2015. Thanks to a person who stands closely to the first lady, she kindly invited me on January 2, 2015 to the suite room of the Grand Hyatt in Roppongi, Tokyo, where she and her husband, the Japanese Prime Minister, privately enjoyed a short vacation. I asked her to do so, because I wanted to make a presentation on a brilliant Japanese high technology for combatting the tritiated water in Fukushima to Shinzo ABE face to face. Even though he personally showed great interest in the technology, nothing happened after that. However, I can still imagine what the first lady wrote to me at that time:

“The Prime Minister has just won the general election, while I had contributed to the victory much more than before. Therefore, maybe, he’ll accept my request smoothly.”

I suspect the quite same thing happened to the MORITOMO-GAKUEN affair. Shinzo ABE finally accepted her wife’s request and met Mr. Yasunori KAGOIKE, regardless of the fact that he wasn’t committed to the ultraconservative school. The reason why he did so was quite simple: His wife, Akie ABE, the first lady, enthusiastically committed herself to the philosophy of the school. Because he couldn’t help recognizing her contribution to his victory in the previous general election, he gave a small present to her by holding a short meeting with Mr. Yasunori KAGOIKE in Osaka, I suppose, as they really did vis-à-vis to me in Roppongi, which was never recorded officially.

But again, in Japan, the rule of the household’s integrality can’t be denied both politically and legally. Well, dear Prime Minister, it’s the high time for you to resign right now, as I repeatedly recommended you to do so in this column. Unless you won’t follow my recommendation, something much more disastrous will happen and destroy all the political legacies of the House of ABE. Take care and call me if you need any essential advices from me.

It’s Show Time for Pax Japonica.

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This week, my colleague in charge kindly found out my first book written in English and to be released in June from UK (and in August from US) is just listed on AMAZON.com. To be honest, I was astonished because I’ve been still working on revision of the book’s text with my publisher!

The Publisher, Lid Publishing, announced on the AMAZON.com what content my new book includes as follows:

Japan, the world s third largest economy and its largest creditor nation, has been in crisis for more than two decades. Its economy has been depressed or in recession in much of that period, its banking sector in a critical state, and its public sector burdened by recurring fiscal deficits and mounting debt. Today, the hegemonic role in global trade and financial markets has been assumed by the USA and China. Yet, this book argues that a possible future Pax Japonica one in which Japan will overcome its paralyzing debt and once again play a leading role in global finance can become a reality. Leading international strategist Takeo Harada provides new and astounding insight into Japan s hidden role as designated controller of large often secret funds kept for the purpose of rescuing humankind from ultimate disasters. For this reason, Japan s role in the global economy can never be under-estimated and remains critical to its progress.

Wow! Fantastic! Check it out and don’t forget to make a reservation online (Since the book will be published in the early summer as I mentioned above.).

In the course of time, one my elder mentors in the INTEL world suggested I should gradually close my mouth and rigorously categorize the readership and clients according to their significance to my project “Pax Japonica”. The audience in general should be provided only with general information, while those who makes non-disclosure agreements in written forms may access to classified information(機密)I have. And only for the few selected people (particularly here in Japan), the strictly confidential intelligence (厳密)is reserved. Well, the time when I’ll have to totally shut up to the public will come soon, I suppose.

In this mean, the above-shown book entitled “Pax Japonica” could be my last book in the world. Again, don’t forget to reserve it on the AMAZON.com.

Dear Prime Minister Shinzo ABE.

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I always give an advice to my foreign friends when they express their wish to get to know Japan much more deeply. I repeatedly tell them as follows: “It’s not Japanese Prime Minister but our Emperor who really governs here in Japan.” Because of the constitutional strict rule after the WWII, nobody believes our Emperor still has sufficient power to both psychologically and physically lead the nation. However, once Japan faces enormous difficulties which seem to be extremely hard to overcome, the Japanese nation tend to rely on not the political power the democratically elected PMs have, but the legitimacy of the Imperial House. Well, this is Japan.

Currently, Shinzo ABE, the Japanese Prime Minister, has been getting involved in more and more political turmoil, even though his party, the LDP, remains the most powerful one in the Japanese Diet. In addition, Donald Trump, the US President recently welcomed Mr. and Ms. ABE even in his luxurious Villa in Miami, which is usually interpreted that PM ABE is fully backed by the US supreme power.

Nevertheless, the political tragedy to be has abruptly begun just after his arrival back to Tokyo. The Japanese mass media are loudly pointing out that ABE’s office including his wife should have abused its political power to take an illegal preferential measure to an ultra-conservative school “MORITOMO-GAKUEN” located in Osaka. In the very beginning of the on-going drama, no major mass media in Japan dared to attack PM Shinzo ABE, except for TV TOKYO Corporation. When I found it out, I spontaneously thought this should dramatically escalate in the course of time. Why?

Since the occupation period after the WWII, the Japanese mass media have been strictly controlled by USG in close connection with the Japanese Imperial House. The Central Intelligence Agency and other US intelligence agencies are in charge and empowered to give nor mere “requests” but “orders” to the mass media in Japan. Because I had very closely contacted particularly a guy working in the above-mentioned TV TOKYO Corporation, I’m quite sure how daily news is both artificially and strategically “made” according to these orders.

In short, we have to recognize the on-going framed-up scandal around the “MORITOMO-GAKUEN” has to be, from my viewpoint, a typical covert action done by US intelligence agencies. And behind them, our Imperial House is always standing.

Jun’ichiro KOIZUMI, the former Japanese PM, can still enjoy his quasi-political life in the Japanese society, because he was so talented to make a decision to resign as soon as someone whispered to him the following: “Our Emperor recently talked to himself that the time has come for you to end up.” I would say, if Shinzo ABE, our dear Prime Minister, wouldn’t also do so, everyone would have to worry about your health condition from now on. The critical date will be either 6th or 7th of March, the date just after the arrival of their Imperial Majesties from Vietnam. The next PM to be, Taro ASO, who is in charge of the next bubble economy to be in Japan until the spring of 2018, is waiting. Don’t forget it.

From Observer to Player.

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Since I voluntarily jumped out from my previous position in the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs 12 years ago, I’ve been frequently asked why I did do so despite of my promised career in diplomacy. My answer to be given is always quite simple: I decided on, because I felt something irresistible was pushing me from the behind.

To be honest, I couldn’t figure out at that time what this “something” actually was. I simply felt it and made an irreversible decision to put myself into the synchronicity I could not see but just feel. Having done so, a series of events happened in my life, which has been leading me to the future step by step.

Eventually, I realize at this stage what I shall do. While serving as a career diplomat of GOJ, I participated in the global affairs just as an observer. Since the previous status of my country, Japan, has been limited in terms of sovereignty, we, the Japanese diplomats, haven’t been allowed to proactively contribute to the global community. What was left for us, was only to satisfy ourselves by being “observer”, which was permitted not to make its plan for the future happen, but just to observe what’s happening.

Because Japan will have to get back to her own original “unlimited” sovereignty by 2045, the global leadership obviously works on picking up those who are capable of understanding both the situation and destiny of Japan, and can lead the nation based on correct recognition of Japan’s future. From my viewpoint, this process of leadership selection in Japanese younger generations was started in 1990s and is just ended up in the last year. The designated younger leaders are now given authorized “tickets” towards the future, while they still have to do their “homework” within 10 years to reach the goal.

In short, these designated leaders are about to overcome the previous status of Japan as “observer” and change it to another one as “player”. That’s exactly why such a huge amount of off-balance-sheet assets is being realized in Japan to renew the whole nation. The genuine global leaders with long tradition both in Asia and Europe/America are now checking with great interest how the Japanese designated leaders will revolutionarily accomplish the world shift by beginning with total reform of Japan’s nation based on technological breakthrough.

Now, you may understand what I shall do from now on. I’ll have to adapt my own life to the new tasks given by the synchronicity. Whether I’ll reach the goal, “PAX JAPONICA”, or not, can be shown within the forthcoming 10 years by 2027. Stay tuned.

 

Why Does D. Trump Welcome PM Abe?

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Japanese mass media are now showing a series of pictures taken during the recent visit of PM Shinzo Abe to the States. Donald Trump, US President, shows up his hospitality to the guest from the Far East. They seem to behave as if nothing negative happens between US and Japan. The Japanese mass media follow such a fabricated trend and delightedly show their pictures with their wives one after another, while US media remain awfully skeptical. Now, you may wonder how we should evaluate the results of PM Abes’s visit to D. Trump at this juncture. Let me pick up some points you may not miss in this regard.

First of all, the US President, Donald Trump, did welcome PM Shinzo Abe, because only the latter is officially entitled to deliver the invitation to be given audience by the Japanese Emperor. D. Trump might think Shinzo Abe just to be an essential “messenger” to the Japanese Imperial House, which the latter isn’t so actually due to his ambition against the Emperor. I suspect our Emperor did de facto participate in the process to pre-determine who should become the US President and financially supported D. T. in the aftermath. To expressly indicate his gratitude for the secret assistance, US President Trump urgently needs the invitation to the Imperial Court, which PM Shinzo Abe kindly brought to him.

Secondly, US President Trump shows the exaggerated hospitality to PM Abe, since Japan voluntarily gives up before fighting against the United States in the economic war to be made from now on. Based on the conventional rule of US intelligence community, those who are threatened and easily surrender, do not get anything from US. Those who don’t surrender despite of repeated threats from US, are to be accepted as “proud enemy” and treated appropriately by the US side. I’m quite confident PM Shinzo Abe will get involved more and more economic troubles with US to be caused by the Trump Administration, even though the Japanese Prime Minister simply begins to believe in “good faith” of Donald Trump which never exists.

Last but not least, the only target Donald Trump and his staffs are now aiming at is PRC and Xi Jinping. To make Xi Jinping become extremely jealous, Donald Trump showed up his excessive hospitality to Shinzo Abe, as his predecessor, Barak Obama, once did so to welcome Xi Jinping. This is the most strategic maneuver we’ve ever seen in events of the Trump Administration, which now waits and sees how the PRC government will react on PM Abe’s visit. The fact US President Trump sent the first official letter to Xi Jinping just before Abe’s visit to D.C. clearly shows D. T’s strategic intention not to Japan but to PRC, the ultimate “buddy” and “fabricated enemy” for US.

Until the Gorge W. Bush’s Administration, USG didn’t publicly hesitate to demand GOJ to transfer Japan’s national wealth to the States, which led to harsh reactions of the Japanese society increasingly. Particularly, some authors dared to publish books with their criticism against such a new type of creeping but invisible “imperialism” of the United States. In line of this previous trend, I myself published a book entitled “騙すアメリカ 騙される日本(Deceiving US and Deceived Japan)” in 2005, which was sold well. Now, the Trump Administration switches to a much more sophisticated strategy to make Japan basically promise to transfer her national wealth even without any face-to-face diplomatic negotiations.

The only way for Japan to get back her wealth from US is to withdraw a huge amount of money from the secret treasure hold by the most high-ranking and thus fundamental ruling class of the States even above Donald Trump (奥の院). This is exactly what I’ve been working on as an eternal diplomat of Japan without any official position with my colleagues in the network of the Japanese “Kokutai(国体)”. The last battle against US has just begun. Stay tuned.

 

Love to Live a Decent Life in the Aging Society.

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There is one thing which all of us can’t avoid: Getting old. However rich you are, doesn’t matter. Or however socially privileged you are, also doesn’t matter at all in this regard. Once we are born on the earth, we’re getting older and older every day.

When you personally face such a simple fact, you never stop thinking about another important thing: “Can I further live a decent life as a human being?” In many cased, it’s already “too late” for us to do so, because something extremely negative has already happened to our life beforehand.

In Japan, we proudly have some professionals who keep eyes on this essential issue. They are working in nursing homes, where a huge amount of elder people is staying either voluntarily or forced to be hospitalized. The main stream media shut eyes on what actually happen in these nursing homes: Treating our elder people as if they were just “animals” without proud and intelligence. The majority of those who work there always justify themselves by pointing out the obvious shortage of human resource in the nursing sector.

But such an argument may not be accepted, while there are indeed some nursing homes in Japan, whose company executives stick to the simple but indispensable principle for the human beings: “Let our elder people live a decent life. Make them enjoy being old until passing away. “

If you take a look at the book entitled “A Bride in a Nursing Home (介護施設の花嫁)” written by Toshiki Yagami with detailed description of every day in esteemed “SOLEADO” nursing homes, you can immediately realize what I mean to say herewith. Do not postpone thinking about the hard but inevitably reality we’re about to face: Getting old. And prioritize to give our elder people the best opportunities to live a decent life. After all, it’s our humanity that tremendously matters and is urgently asked.

Unless Xi Jinping Will Make a Decision.

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As I correctly predicted in the previous post, the global stock market has just begun to rocket again. The Dow Jones Index in NY went up even over 20,000 points this week, while the Japan’s Nikkei 225 obviously rebounded. Nobody can doubt anymore the fact that a new sea change has been emerging in the global macro, which tends to remain until the spring ahead.

Nevertheless, I want to take this online opportunity to warn you of one thing. It’s not Trump but rather Xi Jinping in PRC that matters.

Why? According to classified information delivered to me from a certain intelligence source, the Chinese leadership under Xi Jinping would take advantage of the current transition of presidential leadership in the States so that the it can testify how vulnerable the Trump administration is vis-à-vis military crisis particularly in East Asia. Based on what I’ve been informed there could be the four options as follows in this context:

 

– The Chinese “SEALDS” will abruptly occupy the Senkaku Islands in military uniform.

-The Chinese “SEALDS” will abruptly do the same thing but in pseudo-civil clothes.

-The Chinese warships will demonstrate its military capability in the Taiwan Strait.

-The Chinese warships will get started with artillery bombardment vis-à-vis warships of western countries such as US.

Now, you may wonder whether the Chinese President would go mad without any reasons? Of course, no. There is a very reason for his brinkmanship in both diplomatic and domestic contexts. While heading to the forthcoming congress of the Chinese Communist Party in autumn, Xi Jinping seems to feel increasing political pressures from his antagonists. Because he hasn’t had any experiences in real military battlefields, the majority of military leaders of the People’s Liberation Army never stop the criticism that their political leader isn’t capable of crisis management whenever something significant will happen. Thus, Xi Jinping has to show his “brilliant” capability to lead the nation successfully even in a military crisis without serious military damages. For that, he urgently needs a well-planned mini-crisis in East Asia, which he can take advantage of as a “talented negotiator” vis-à-vis the States.

Once Xi Jinping would really make such a decision for his own sake, the global financial market would get involved in serious volatilities again. One of my deep throats who are deeply connected with both Chinese and US INTEL kindly suggests that the risk would last at least until February 19. Well, let’s see what will take place within and beyond the Chinese Lunar New Year. Stay tuned.

At the Dawn of the Forthcoming Chinese New Year.

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While I’ve been checking how actively our clients react on the products we released a few days ago, I have the feeling they think the recent upward trend of the financial market to be ended. Plus, they might be in fear of tightened regulations of the Chinese financial authority, particularly vis-à-vis Bitcoin.

Well, taking this opportunity, I’d say “NO. You’re wrong.” Every serious institutional investor is quite aware of the fact the market is about to soar again from the very end of this January. Meanwhile, the market pretends as if it totally depends on volatilities which seem to be uncontrollable.

However, as one of the leaders from the House of Rothschild reportedly said, the world history is being made not in a party but in a battlefield where everyone is enthusiastically trying to survive. It’s also the case for the present time.

In addition, a typical Japanese anomaly should be taken into account. While the Diet is held, the GOJ is urged to take “appropriate” measures to make the Japanese stock market go up. The next session will get started on January 20. I hope you’ve already understand what I mean to say herewith.

Well, the question is “to decide, or not to decide right now”. Wish you a great success in the midst of the Chinese New Year ahead, which usually makes the global financial market extremely exciting (BTW, Bitcoin, which sharply fell due to the “spot check” by the Chinese authority, has already started to rebound.). Good luck.

 

The Year of Cryptocurrency Has Just Begun.

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While I enjoyed refreshing myself both physically and mentally in a seaside retreat in Kahala, Hawaii, till the New Year, a new trend abruptly broke out in the global market. “Bitcoin”, the leading cryptocurrency, rocketed, and its price reached even more than 150,000 JPY per piece, which is much more than the historical record of 128,000 JPY. No one can deny any more a new era has just begun in the market.

“Seeing is believing”: In the last April, my institute officially announced the following recommendation to its closest clients in a discreet manner. “Think about including one of the emerging cryptocurrencies in your asset portfolio. Don’t hesitate to invest to Bitcoin, whereas you can’t understand what “block chain” actually means.” Some clients of mine immediately followed us, while the others did not do so by arguing, “Well, I know cryptocurrency can be used these days in the market, however, its technological advancement isn’t secured yet.” In the course of time, a trading house of cryptocurrencies in HK was broken and the enormous amount of Bitcoin was stolen by an unknown hacker. Those who had opposed to my recommendation became much more confident than ever of the vulnerability of cryptocurrencies.

And now, Bitcoin soared afterwards. By saying that, I don’t mean to say I’m right and these frightened clients are doomed to fail because of their incapability to accept something new and innovative. What I want to underline herewith is the importance for all of us to get to know the logic I followed to announce the above shown recommendation for Bitcoin.

Nothing around cryptocurrencies is clear: We don’t know who invented the brand new technology called “Block Chain”. Nobody knows who’s the guy, “Satoshi NAKAMOTO” that is supposed to be the inventor. In addition, we never know what backs cryptocurrencies, e. g., Bitcoin, except for the “belief”, or rather “rumor” that they are based on mutual confidence of those who make use of them.

Nevertheless, I myself found the following two phenomena extremely remarkable: First of all, a series of small but significant events were held in the City of London several years ago to support the geeks of cryptocurrencies. Secondly, the government of PRC released licenses to five companies to start their eCommerce business with cryptocurrencies in the last spring. As usual, I spontaneously combined these phenomena with each other to “think outside the box”. This way of analogical thinking always leads me to a new world where I can enjoy something new and innovative. It was also the case for this time. My tentative conclusion was “The City of London is about to back the cryptocurrencies, which the Chinese consumers will rush to use for unknown reasons. Based on such a sea change in the global market, the cryptocurrencies will be broadly accepted in the financial market.”

Again, “Seeing is believing”. As far as the Chinese mainland market is concerned, the local investors has been obviously seeking a technologically secured “safe haven” and finally found it. That’s exactly what we discussed so far: “Bitcoin”. The trend is irreversible, and the Bitcoin will begin to soar again before the Chinese “New Year”, I suspect. OK, the fact we could eventually understand and find out what’s the matter in the global market is more or less satisfying. However, consider the future world what will take place, when all of us think not conventional currencies printed on papers and backed by sovereign assets, but cryptocurrencies backed by “nothing” to be valuable?

The new era has just begun, which we have enormous difficulties to understand and catch up with. Don’t let yourself down and keep up with us. Stay tuned.

Time for Reflection.

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December is particularly for the Japanese the time for “consuming”. However, it’s rather the time for “reflection”, as far as I’ve got learned during being dispatched as young diplomat to Germany.

The year 2016 has been a year which contributes to make me become aware of the reason why I was born and live life as I’ve been doing. It’s been enriching my life by leading me to encounter with those who are indispensable for me to accomplish what I envisage. A part of them isn’t unfortunately aware of close collaboration with me in the very near future yet, but it’s, at least from my viewpoint, just an issue of timing. Inevitably, they and I will sooner or later begin to work on a common thing together, which will open up the new world for all of us.

Towards the forthcoming year 2017, I already know a lot of tasks will have to be done to reach the final goal of my life, “Pax Japonica”. First of all, I’ll be prepared for establishing a both specific scheme which will enable “Pax Japonica” both physically and financially. And secondly, it’s the better understanding of the ordinary Japanese that really matters. Without enhancing their awareness on “Pax Japonica”, Japan will never change herself accordingly. Thanks to several close friends and colleagues, I’ve succeeded to begin with the both tasks. In terms of the first one, I’ve been just given a great opportunity to connect myself with the fundamental structure of the human civilization by asking it to support my project “Pax Japonica” financially. For the second task, I was offered to publish my first book in English, entitled “Pax Japonica” in June 2017 from London, UK.

Even though almost everything around my mother country, Japan, is getting troubled both politically and economically in an accelerated manner, I’m rather hopeful for the very near future, where “Pax Japonica” will eventually established. In this regard, the year 2016 is being critical to kick off, and all the good will get together from all over the world to reach the goal “Pax Japonica” from 2017.

Well, that’s my life and the reason why I was born on the earth in such an exciting period. I’m really grateful to all for having made me as I am. May God bless you all.