Chairman speech Corner

The road to peace - Global environmental system design theory 3 (building an autonomous decentralized control society)

, Chairman of the World NGO Peace Ambassadors Council, Chairman of the
Japan-Korea Tunnel Promotion Nagasaki Council


2. The path to global peace and economic growth

If the government really wants economic growth, it should bridge the sea and land countries with the Japan-Korea Tunnel and connect them to the Eurasian continent and the heartland regional economic zone. There is a theory that Africa is the last economic frontier of capitalism, and as expected, China is swift in its diplomacy to scoop up Africa's resources. However, the African continent has a population of about 1 billion, so there are uncertainties. The Heartland is the last economic frontier on Earth.


The ``national 100-year plan'' will be carried out in an autonomous decentralized manner (this is the brain's information processing system). It is important to perform "optimal design" that takes into account the overall system, rather than simply extending conventional technology. In particular, it must be an ``action diagram'' that excites young people and gives them hope for the future. This is because young people have a sense of ``purity'' and have the ability to absorb anything and improve themselves. To achieve this, the first step is to work together with women to strengthen the nation.


The political and economic policy is to aim for Japan's peak era of ``100 million total middle class.'' This is because ordinary Japanese people are said to be intelligent. The common sense and intuitive of the middle class can become a collective synchronicity and exert great power. This is because this will lead to an appropriate cycle of "domestic demand" and "productivity and consumption." First, we have to create that foundation, so it will take more than a hundred years. Just think of it as the same amount of time that we have been destroying the Earth. The important thing is to change the way we look at things and our mindset when building "things" and systems. A heart that seeks universal things. In other words, this is the teaching of Kinjiro Ninomiya: ``Do your best for the world and for people.''


2.1. How to think about cost issues: Soft deterrence against war

The bottleneck in forming a network of landing routes on Earth is the construction of tunnels across the Bering Strait and the Japan-Korea Strait. Modern science and technology in the 21st century has developed to a level where Bering and the Japan-Korea Tunnel are no longer a problem.


What about construction and manufacturing costs? Theoretically speaking, it means that countries around the world should use enough money to promote world peace projects so that they cannot go to war. However, as globalization progresses and economic scale shrinks and inequality widens, developed countries need to share the construction costs on the last frontier of the capitalist economy in order to improve the compatibility between democracy and capitalism. Isn't it okay to do so? The 21st century should be based on collaboration, not competition.


Over the past three years, the United States has spent over $200 billion on the Iraq War. You will receive change even if both tunnels are opened. During the Vietnam War, several times that amount was spent on ``murder'' and ``burning clay,'' both for the sake of protecting democracy. It would cost more than 1 trillion yen to build two million kW nuclear power plants. If you were to make money with distributed energy, you would only need 1/10 to 1/50 of that cost. The estimated cost for the temporary new National Stadium was about 300 billion yen, and the 10 trillion yen for the Japan-Korea Tunnel is not that surprising compared to Japan's annual budget of 90 trillion yen. “Money” is something that revolves around the world. Must be used wisely.


The "land area" of the Eurasian continent is connected to the Pacific Economic Zone (sea area) via Japan and South Korea (which serve as a route), and the three major developed regions of Europe, Northeast Asia, North America, and South America are connected, with Russia and Alaska at the core. If the two countries are connected by land, we will enter an era of great geopolitical change, and the contribution to world peace will be greater than the issue of money. That means creating a new economic front. We should think about how we can make a major contribution to the earth even without war. At that time, efforts began to unify the Eurasian continent (world island), which was impossible to access by sea.


2.2. The end of the history of “collecting”

From ancient times to the present day, it can be said to be the history of collecting - money, goods, and profits. The social order of countries where ``collecting'' is successful has settled down for the time being. In modern times, by collecting capital and profits through capitalism, it was possible to meet the desires of all citizens in a democratic civil state. In the past, it was enough to distribute profits, but today we live in an era of negative profits.


The Pacific Rim Economic Zone is the most expansive economic region in the ``Age of the Sea.'' The era of maritime unification ended and the era of land unification began. The study of the influence of geographical location on political and international relations is called ``geopolitics,'' and Carl Schmitt said that there has been a major historical shift from the ``Age of Land'' to the ``Age of Sea.'' It is said that a ``battle between land and sea'' will occur when ``collecting'' becomes a dead end. Japan's Kazuo Mizuno (professor at Hosei University) also possesses this kind of rare thinking ability.


Japanese companies Toshiba and Mitsubishi Motors, and German company VW pursued profits even to the extent of committing fraud. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry requires companies to have a return on equity (ROE) of 8%. In both cases, profits and growth are prioritized. The events of these three world-class corporate entities mean that they can no longer make profits (gather capital and grow) without committing fraud. In other words, these fraudulent incidents signal the end of the history of "collecting." They say that profit growth will only lead to future bad debts and restructuring. We have entered an era in which the burden of sacrifice falls on working people who have no responsibility or authority. Don't be fooled by the devil, a corporate entity that only collects items.


There are too many companies in Japan. If we cooperated instead of competing, the problem would be solved right away...

The reason why large Japanese companies are acquiring foreign capital one after another is ultimately a failure of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's policy of emphasizing finance over industry (On "How to See Things" ⅠⅡⅢ, Katsuyuki Kawaguchi, ``World Peace Research'' 2016) .
Unlike Europe and America, Japan's true economic strength lies in small and medium-sized enterprises.


◆Mackinder's Eurasian Heartland Concept

Furthermore, the era began once again as an era of ``land unification,'' which ended with the unification of the seas and began what British geostrategist Mackinder called the ``age of the seas,'' which began the unification of the heartland of the Eurasian continent.


The time would come when railways and even air routes would be established in the Heartland (from the Siberian Plain south to Iran and Europe) of the Eurasian continent, which was previously impossible to access by sea, and this would be a truly revolutionary event. Mackinder wrote in 1919 that he who controls the heartland (world island) controls the world. Germany, a land-based country that had conquered Eastern Europe, set out to conquer the heartland. Germany's approach to China, which plans to create a Silk Road economic zone, is a stepping stone to this goal. As predicted by Carl Schmitt, a ``battle between land and sea'' is about to begin, and the Japan-Korea tunnel will serve as a passageway. Japan is trying to respond to this with the TPP. However, Kazuo Mizuno has said that the TPP has not become an economic frontline and has the feeling of being too much of an ``itch.'' The TPP cannot compete with Heartland, which is the only country in the world that is expected to grow, because its fields are fixed and it is nothing more than a combination and degree adjustment. The capital market is aiming to expand into the heartland along with Kostantan and Germany.

How are land-based countries, China and Russia, responding? I will explain this in the next issue.


Figure 2.1 “Fight” or peace? Depravity or some kind of order? devil's lesson

Louis-Maurice Boutet de Montvelle "Lessons before going to the Sabbath"

1880, Nemours Castle Museum

ⓒRMN-Grand Palais/René-Gabriel Ojéda/distributed by AMF


This paper can be downloaded below.

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