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A Change is Gonna Come

A few things came to mind as the day of service in honor of the Reverand Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. came to a close today. One was Dr. Martin Luther King’s Prediction. Another was a song that I learned at a very early age during the Civil Rights Movement:  Lift Every Voice and Sing (The… Keep Reading


Japan yet to grasp significance of an Obama White House

To assess how the next U.S. administration of Barack Obama would cope with the various challenges ahead, it is essential to have an accurate understanding of the significance of his election victory, Japanese experts told a recent symposium in Tokyo. As the first black to become U.S. president, much of the Japanese media coverage of… Keep Reading


Japan's Renaissance

Journalist Yoshiko Sakurai (Shukan Shincho) wrote the article below. The comments and links that I posted will provide you with additional information. Additionally, the highlights and items in bold or red are my, (Zurui’s), emphasis:  In the evening of Oct. 19, four Chinese military ships transited the Tsugaru Strait from the Japan Sea to the… Keep Reading


Europeans back Obama, Asians like McCain

Could Europe be categorized as a U.S. Democratic Party “blue state” and Asia, a Republican Party “red state”? American presidential elections provide a near perfect test to understand the difference between European and Asian worldviews, even if the two continents are far from united internally. If you want America to lead by the power of… Keep Reading


Japan, U.S.A. and Europe Secretly Protected the U.S. Dollar

Japan, U.S., Europe secretly agreed to defend falling dollar during March financial crisis: Prepared concerted intervention The Nihon Keizai Shimbun has discovered that with the dollar plunging due to the financial crisis in the U.S. triggered by the subprime mortgage debacle, monetary authorities of the U.S. Europe and Japan secretly agreed to defend the dollar… Keep Reading

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