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Ghosn has gone and Tochter aus Elysium.

Carlos Ghosn, former CEO of NISSAN, the second largest automobile manufacturer in Japan, has “gone”. According to media reports particularly from Lebanon, he forfeited bail and illegally escaped from Japanese jurisdiction. Being inspired by this unpredendeted event and challenge for the Japanese, I’m kicking off the second round of my essays in English you’re now finding out and kindly reading.

Previously, I’ve given a series of opportunities to show up and even speak out to the audience in global conferences and meetings of prominent thinkers all over the world. Recently, my institute joined a caucus of world-class think tanks organized by University of Pennsylvania and actively participated in its several meetings, e.g., in Bangkok and Rio de Janeiro. Nevertheless, the experiences I could gather there are unfortunately rather disappointing, since nobody talked aboud the “hardcore” of issues we, all the human beings, are about to face in the very, very near future.

This is exactly why I now begin to write this short essay to you, members of global community,  while stopping my popular video essays to the Japanese audience. The issue and its “hardcore” I herewith wanna point out are never limited to the Japanese. And for me, the one thing is extremely clear: It will be Japan that will be forced to overcome this unprecendented hardship at first in the human society, even though they will be just “forced” to do so by the surroundings and foreign powers. The Japanese won’t be able to initiate this process to reshape the development of the human beings by themselves. Never ever.  Being extraordinarily pressured by the outside, something most significnat will turn out to change the mindset of the Japanese society totally and irreversibly. As you might feel at this juncture, this will be the very beginning of my thesis, “Pax Japaponica”, the human era when “Being-Japanese” will be followed by other nations without any exceptions.

From my viewpoint, the case “Ghosn has gone.” just verifies my theory once more. This affair abruptly gives extreme pressure upon the Japanese in the following two ways: Obviously, Ghosn could flee by relying on a overwhelming power which even the Government of Japan may not oppose to. From now on, the poor Japanese have to discuss the old but inevitable question, “Do we, the Japanese, really have our own sovereignty?”Taking another example of Guantanamo, we soon understand Japanese (local) airports are being used by US intelligence agencies beyond Japanese regulations. Why not for Carlos Ghosn, savior of NISSAN?? The second question the Japanese have to tackle is closely related to both the local stock market and national economy as a whole. C. Ghosn, of whom nobody can’t force to shut the mouth, is about to attack the “premodernity” of the Japanese political and judicial systems. That is, of course, very, very bad for Japanese prominent listed companies, because corporate governance in every single one of them will be thoroughly checked again by investors. “Every man hits his faults”, they say. All the investigations even backed by both mass and social media will lead us to find out its the Japanese way of everything in the post-war era since 1952 that has harmed the Japanese not to follow the western type of “rule of law”.

Being highly pressured by foreign powers, we, the Japanese, are about to ask ourselves what to do next. In this serial essay, I wanna try to figure it out and show you step by step (every week) how to proceed. However, before getting into details of the discussion, I simply wanna make clear one thing. The Japanese already know the “answer” both instinctively and unconsciously, while they love to listen to (or even sing by themselves) the 4th movement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 9th symphony.

Seid umschlungen, Millionen!
Diesen Kuß der ganzen Welt!
Brüder, überm Sternenzelt
Muß ein lieber Vater wohnen.
Ihr stürzt nieder, Millionen?
Ahnest du den Schöpfer, Welt?
Such’ ihn überm Sternenzelt!
Über Sternen muß er wohnen.

Seid umschlungen, Millionen!
Diesen Kuß der ganzen Welt!
Brüder, überm Sternenzelt
Muß ein lieber Vater wohnen.
Seid umschlungen,
Diesen Kuß der ganzen Welt!
Freude, schöner Götterfunken
Tochter aus Elysium,
Freude, schöner Götterfunken, Götterfunken.

Extreme pressure given opon the Japanese will soon lead them to find out where both “ultimate creator (Schöpfer)” and “dauther Elysion” live and can be reached. This time, the Japanese, the selected nation,  will solve this question by understanding their traditional code written by Katakana (カタカナ) word by word and their traditional but historically erased deity called Seoritsu-hime (瀬織津姫). Yes, “Tochter aus Elysium” is Seoritsu-hime who can bind this world and the “other” world (even beyond the astrophysical “universe”.

Stay tuned and see you next week.

(Takeo HARADA, CEO and Representative of IISIA. All Rights Reserved.)