Three things Japan should do immediately, if it wants to remain a great nation

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – Photo taken by yours truly when my wife and I visited Tokyo in 1916 to see her relatives)

by Norio Hayakawa – – November 17, 2018

Three things Japan should do immediately, if it wants to remain a great nation

Japan is a peaceful, prosperous, beautiful and ultra-modern country, one of the most technologically advanced nations in the world today.

Japan is also becoming the most popular travel destination among millions of people around the world.  The Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo in 2020.

But does it mean Japan is truly a great nation?  Some people may question this.

But I believe that it can be.  However, it could even be greater only if it accomplishes the following.


1) Japan should sign the long-overdue Peace Treaty with Russia, without expecting the return of any of the 4 “Northern Islands” (the southern Kuril Islands) taken by Russia towards the close of WW2.

2) Japan should give $30,000 to each of the surviving Korean victims who were forced to work in Japan during WW2.

3) Japan should give $30,000 to each of the surviving Korean “comfort women” who were abused and victimized by the Japanese military during WW2.

There are endless things Japan could do in order to completely correct the wrong it committed during WW2 and even before.  But it is endless and impossible to satisfy everyone who were victimized by the horror of war.

Japan as a nation has already profusely apologized for what it had done in WW2 and has made numerous Post-war reparations to Asian nations (as well as other nations) that were brutally victimized by its imperialistic militarism of the past.

But the heinous crimes committed by Japan will never be forgotten by those nations.

(The sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, the Bataan march, massacre of the Chinese people in Nanking, China, annexation of the Korean Peninsula and subsequent oppression of the Korean people, annexation of Taiwan, etc. etc. – – the list is endless)

Money will never resolve what Japan did.  Japan is still hated by those nations.  I don‘t blame them.  It will take more than several hundred years or even more before those nations would eventually forgive Japan’s past atrocities.

It’s about time that Japan learned from the United States which admitted in 1988 that it unjustly had incarcerated Japanese-Americans in internment camps during WW2.  I am proud of the United States, a nation that is not afraid to correct the wrong, a nation that believes in doing the right thing, in righting the wrong to the best of its abilities.

The United States gave each of the Japanese-American internees a sum of $20,000 In 1988.  Of course money alone was never enough.  But what was so important was the United States’ symbolic gesture of admittance of its error.  Action spoke louder than words.  I truly commend the United States on this matter.

Why can’t Japan do the same for the Korean victims of War crimes commited by Japan?  $30,000 will never suffice, but it will be a tremendous symbolic action for Japan and may become a step towards eventual lessening of hatred by those Asian nations (as well as other nations or people who still have hatred or animosity towards Japan).

Japan can still be a great nation, but it can be greater if it will do these things.  But I doubt that it will.

Prime Minister Abe will be too afraid to delve into these matters and will never let it happen.



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David’s excellent commentary on the UFO phenomenon

by UFO phenomenon commentator David – – November 12, 2018


On one hand, I have decided, largely based on the 1994 Ruwa, Zimbabwe UFO report  (craft landing and occupants disembarking)  witness claims, that we are being visited by another civilization with nuts and bolts craft.

Given that, perhaps said craft and beings can at least appear to us as such; manifesting in our physical reality through unfathomable means of manipulation of the physics of time and space as we understand it.

That said, my competing  (or at least co-existing belief as a Christian)  is that some, if not all sightings and experiences could be demonically produced to confound and deceive.*

(*David’s use of “some” is quite significant because it is in line with many Christian researchers, like myself, who maintain that only a third of the entire cosmic entities are in this category, i.e., the fallen or malevolent ones while two thirds are benevolent ones commonly known as benevolent angelic entities – – NH)

Either way, in both scenarios I am speaking hypothetically about cases that unequivocally can not be attributed to having earthly origins.

In this second hypothesis, the phenomenon operates in a spiritual realm and may only appear as hardware, but in fact are not and therefore incapable of becoming so, much less ever leaving behind physical evidence.

One would have to come from an Abrahamic world view to accept this of course, which has its own “show-me-the-evidence” challenges, particularly in the UFO community it seems.

Referring back to my Christian world view, I can accept the nuts-and-bolts hypothesis coexisting with my eschatological beliefs for a couple of reasons.

First, there is no claim in the Bible that man is the only intelligent, sentient being in the universe.  The Christian message is, as you know, that there is a plan for the culmination of human history as we know it.  There is no mention that this plan includes all possible life forms that may potentially be inhabiting other parts of the universe created by God.



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UFOs – – the bottom line, as far as I am concerned

My appearance on the Tracie Austin paranormal talk show on Sunday, November 11, 2018:

UFOs, Aliens & Underground Bases

Like the overwhelming majority of the world’s astronomers and scientists, I do not discount the possibility that we are not alone in the universe, even though we still have no definite evidence for it.

At the same time, however, the overwhelming, vast majority in the scientific community have been skeptical when it comes to UFOs as conclusive evidence that we have been (or are being) visited by physical aliens in physical alien spacecraft of any kind.  As far as I am concerned, the bottom line is that we have not yet been presented with any single globally accepted physical, tangible, solid, as well as irrefutable documentary evidence of such, so far.

And yet the UFO phenomenon seems to be real, according to researchers such as Dr. Jacques Vallee.

This is why I believe that the study of the UFO phenomenon definitely seems to have some intrinsic value.  Ufology is an important study and will continue to be so as long as the “UFO phenomenon” is not conclusively solved.

As I have stated time and time again, the subject of “UFOs” is the most important subject matter that I can think of because it involves everything and even seems to affect one’s worldview.

It is a fascinating study about human psychology and the role of “beliefs” that poses the question “what is reality?

Yes, “UFOs” have become a social, cultural and psychological phenomenon.  Some even say that such beliefs are much needed for some folks who may feel the urge to believe in something or something that gives them a sense of “hope” (in tandem with religious beliefs), especially in these troubling, uncertain age of global economic, social and political crises.

Add to all this the role of the Internet.

The Internet has revolutionized how information as well as misinformation can be accessed instantaneously.

For many folks among a segment of the society, the Internet has become a cesspool of totally unfounded “facts” created by hucksters and hoaxters so much so that even college-educated folks seem to fall into it.  Such hucksters and hoaxsters have become so skillful in their “art forms” that it is becoming harder and harder for many folks to distinguish what is true information and what is misinformation.



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My latest photos of beautiful New Mexico, USA – – taken with my inexpensive pocket camera


(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – Morning has begun – – from my favorite spot, a public nature trail area in Rio Rancho – – taken on April 27, 2017, 6:20 a.m., temperature 43 degrees F, 7 degrees C.   The temperature is just about the same, whether it’s in April or in November)

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – Looking at the distant Vulcan volcanoes of Albuquerque, as seen from Coors Blvd. and Montano – – November 14, 2015, 4:30 p.m., temperature 48 degrees F   (9 degrees C)

(CLICK TO ENLARGE ABOVE – – Distant view of the Sandia Mountains on the left and the Manzano Mountains on the right, taken from Riverview Park on Albuquerque’s west side)

(CLICK TO ENLARGE ABOVE – – Distant view of the majestic Manzano Mountains, taken from Albuquerque’s Central Avenue and the Rio Grande bridge)

(CLICK TO ENLARGE ABOVE – – My favorite volcanoes as seen from Central Avenue and the Rio Grande bridge in Albuquerque)

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – Early evening view of the volcanoes in the distance, taken from Central Avenue and the Rio Grande bridge in Albuquerque)

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – distant view of the Cabezon Peak on the right, taken from Hwy 550 between San Ysidro and Cuba)

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – Close-up shot of amazing sunset, looking at the volcanoes in the distance, taken from near Paseo del Norte and Louisiana Blvd., in the Sandia Heights area of Albuquerque)

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – Amazing sunset, as seen from near Paseo del Norte and Louisiana Blvd. in the Sandia Heights area of Albuquerque)

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – Lingering white clouds over the Sandia Mountains, taken from the east end of Rio Rancho)

CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – This is where I find peace and tranquility, taken from inside the Coronado Monument in Bernalillo)



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Important information update on flying your drone around Area 51 – – October, 2018


There is some confusion about the legality of drones around Area 51.

Joerg Arnu in this following article tries to clarify a few points as he understands them as of this writing in October of 2018.  He is the proprietor of the world’s largest public information site on Area 51.

It is by no means intended to be legal advice.

Fly your drone at your own risk.

It is your responsiblity to fully understand the law.  Click the following and read Joerg Arnu’s important article:



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