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September 19, 2008

Panji Panji Hitam | Blogged

Filed under: Ko Yem Binjai, Malaysia, Republic of Malaysia — Tags: , , , — Nun Ha Alliance @ 2:59 am

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Martial Law | Blogged

2. MILF Calls for Jihad

(Kaya mo bang takutin ang tuso?)

The MILF is suddenly calling for Jihad after government troops have been overrunning their camps one after the other in a seemingly all-out-offensive to capture two MILF commanders who led in the massacre of civilians in various provinces in Mindanao. According to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, religious leaders in Lanao are calling for a Jihad in fighting oppressors against Islam. This calls for holy war were made in sermons of religious leaders during Friday congressional prayers as posted in GMANews.Tv.

Malacanang however dismissed such claim by the religious leaders of Lanao provinces as a political gambit. According to Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita there was no basis for the call since the pursuit was only for the roque MILF commanders and it has nothing to do with religion. Ermita further explains that this is only an attempt to involve and turn said military action (for the capture two MILF commanders wanted by the law) into a religious conflict when it is not. He also said since there is no actual religious conflict between the Christians and Muslims to justify it, a Jihad could not be waged.

But if you ask former President Joseph Estrada, what is needed is to wage an all-out war against the MILF; something which Malacanang rejects. Ermita said that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s policy should be the one to be followed instead which is to continue the peace process rather than risking more lives and damages of property in an all-out war. While former president Estrada believes that an all-out war is the solution, the Arroyo’s administration is not, it will be more beneficial to continue with the peace process. Besides, an all out war may connote that the government is “at war with our own citizens.” And this is not necessary since only a small portion of the rebel group is involved.

Former Senate President Franklin Drillon however called on the government and the MILF to go back to the negotiating table and find creative ways to resolve the issue on the discontinuation of the Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD). The government and the MILF must exercise patience if both want to achieve a lasting peace in Mindanao. “I have not lost hope. As long as we do not forget that we are all Filipinos, with the Philippines as our only country, the end to the conflict will always be in sight,” said Drillon.

May patutunguhan ba ang pag-uusap?

Isa lang ang hinihiling ng pamahalaan ang isuko ang dalawang commanders, Bravo at Kato, na siyang pasimuno sa pagpatay ng maraming civilians at pagkasira ng maraming kabuhayan at ari-arian at itigil na ng militar and kanyang opensiba laban sa mga MILF. Ngunit ito’y imposibling mangyari.Sa isang banda ay pinatunayan din ng military na kayang-kaya niyang lipulin ang MILF kung gugustohin.

Ito yata iyong ipinupunto ni Erap, former president Joseph Estrada na itodo na ang all-out war at nang matapos na ang gulong ito at manahimik na ang Mindanao para naman umunlad ang pankalahatang ekonmya ng rehiyon. Hanggang may gulo, walang mga investors na papasok at maglagak ng capital para magtayo ng mga negosyo na siya ring pakikinabangan ng mga tao in terms of taxes and employment.

Maganda sana ang layunin ng mapayapang pagu-usap kung may sinsiridad ang bawat panig, ngunit tila wala yatang interest ang bawat isa na magbigay. Matagal nang ginagawa ang mga ganitong kaparaanan para makamtan ang kapayapaan ngunit habang tumatagal ay lalong binabale wala lang ang pagu-usap. Kaya tama rin ang panawagan ni Drillon na maging pasensiyoso ang bawat panig at mag-isip ng mga bagay na talagang makakatulong sa pagsulong ng pang-matagalang kapayapaan.

Ngunit bakit Jihad ang iniisip ng mga MILF, dahil ba sa gusto nilang lalo pang magkagulo ang Mindanao sa pagdamay ng relihiyon na hindi rin namang isyu dito. Nananakot ba ng MILF? At kung gayon na nga ang iniisip ng Bangsamoro, handa ba ang military ditto? Sabi nga iba, hindi naglakas loob ang mga nasa panig ng gobierno na ipawalang saysay ang Kasunduang MOA-AD kung hindi niya kaya itong harapin. Sa ganitong sitwasyon wala na marahil ang patutunguhan ng pag-uusap, paikot-ikot lang tayo.

So What if President Arroyo Declares Martial Law

(Gumigiling na ang Makinarya ng Pulitika para sa 2010)

So what if president Arroyo declares martial law; is there anything you can do about it? Does she have a strong control of the armed forces to rule this country devoid of democracy? Should she decide to declare Martial Law and bring back life the dark ages of the Marcos era, what will happen to her critics, to businessmen who never supported her, to politicians who participated in all the legal means to unseat her, and to the leftist organizations, etc. will they also experience solitary confinement in jails and abuse from their military captors?

This is exactly what everybody fears now that the President’s term is coming to an end each day passing by. The president knows at the end of her term, she might be facing a lot of corruption related cases that may be filed by her opponents against her. And today her critics are closely watching every move she makes. There is always that fear and suspicion that she may use the armed conflict in Mindanao as the reason for declaring martial law before her term ends.

In relation to this former defense secretary Avelino Cruz Jr. sounded his fear that President Arroyo might use the recent conflict in Mindanao for the declaration of emergency rule. He asks the public in his interview over the ABS-CBN News Channel to be extra vigilant and ward off any attempt to declare emergency rule.

Former Defense Secretary Avelino Cruz resigned as the defense chief two years ago due to disagreement with the Arroyo’s administration on some issues particularly charter change. Since then nothing much was heard from him till his recent interview where he said:

“There is always temptation that’s why we have to be vigilant that, that doesn’t happen because that is not going to be very good for the country.  It’s better to be on the extra side of caution in this matter.”

But Malacanang, as usual, said that Cruz’s statement of fear and allegation of Arroyo’s declaration of emergency rule is baseless.

On his part, Press Secretary Jesus Dureza believes that Cruz is out of touch with the Mindanao situation since he left the defense department two years ago. Cruz probably is not aware on the extent of influence and control of Malacanang to the situation in the south. Or he may be simply having sour grapes because of is departure from the defense department. Besides, Cruz is now supporting a presidential aspirant and that his statement may have something to do about it.

Nevertheless, Cruz still believes that the Armed Forces of the Philippines may deny Arroyo’s administration support should the same declare emergency rule. “I don’t think the AFP [would] go along just in case somebody has the insane idea of trying to do that,” he said.

Gumigiling na ang Makinarya ng Pulitika

Ayaw ko mang isipin pero tila gumagana na yata ang makinarya ng pulitika sa 2010 election sa paglutang nitong si former defense chief Avelino Cruz upang pagsabihan ang publiko na mag-ingat at maging alerto sa mga nangyayaring kaguluhan ngayon sa Mindanao baka magamit pa ito ng Pangulong Arroyo upang magdeklara ng emergency rule. Kulang na lang sabihin niya na Martiaw law dahil ito naman ang tinutumbok ng kanyang pahayag.

Bilang isang consultant ngayon ni Mr. Palengke (Senator Mar Roxas) na nagbabalak  tumakbo sa pagkapangulo ng Pilipinas sa 2010, hindi mo maiaalis na pamumulitika lamang ang mga ganitong pahayag upang mapansin ang kanyang pinaglilingkurang presidential aspirant, hindi kaya? Sabagay hanggang walang malinaw na batayan, puro pananaw lang naman ang lahat na ito.

Pero may isang bagay na nakababahala sa mga naging pahayag ni dating defense secretary Avelino Cruz, ang pagkabigo ng pamahalaan na pondohan ang ating Hukbong Sandatahan para mabili ang mga kagamitang panggiyera na kailangan nito upang protektahan ang mga komonidad ng mga sibilyan sa Mindanao. Marahil ang tinutukoy ng dating hepe ng depensa ay ang pagkabigo ng military na protektahan ang mga sibilyan nang unang salantain sila ng mga rebeldeng MILF sa Lanao, Cotabato at Saranggani.

Bagamat kinontra naman ito ng nakaupong hepe ng ating depensa nasyonal na si Ginoong Teodoro na may sapat naman daw na kagamitan ang ating hukbo, kitang kita pa rin ang pangangailangan ng AFP kagaya ng nasabi ni Avelino Cruz na 500 military trucks at medium-lift vessels. Lalo na ngayon na may bumagasak pang C-130 transport plane ang AFP, mas nadarama ng militar ang mga ganitong pangangailangan.

Sa tutoo lang, tama nga din naman itong mga ipinupunto ngayon ng dating National Defense Chief Avelino Cruz dahil napapanahon. Ngunit sa kanyang kalagayan ngayon bilang adviser ng isang presidentiable, lumalabas lamang na may political undertone nga ito, hindi kaya?

Sa isang banda wala ring masama na maging maagap at mapagmatiyag tayong lahat. Sino nga ba naman ang nagnanais na ideklara ng Pangulong Arroyo ang state of emergency kung hindi man ay martial law dahil lamang sa maligalig ng kalagayan ng Mindanao?

September 15, 2008

UFO LailaTulQadar KL | Blogged

Filed under: Ko Yem Binjai, Malaysia, Republic of Malaysia — Tags: , , , , — Nun Ha Alliance @ 4:57 am

UFO HIGHWAY AN EARLY LAILATUL QADAR IN RAMADHAN 1429 KL?

I managed to wait that morning, 8 September 2008, KL view from Subang Jaya Apartment,  view angle from east to west available, opposite can view the Genting and Hulu Langat Hills, on left can view Shah Alam and facing the Federal Highway, I stood there at the verandah right after Subuh Prayer, from 630 am to 7.30 am, heavy cloud grey-black covering KL city and entire states since 3 days prior to that day, no yellow sun light, but that morning, I must catch the glimpse of the sunrise, I missed them, then the sunrise started, glow of yellow far at the easterly, above the Hulu Langat Hills and even further than that, it was not as clear, due to the clouds hoverined over thick thick mushroomed blanketed like below the light. Aperture in my eyes well below 3, light enetering my eyes well below 1/25, gloomy look over KL like a thunder storm just happened and brightened up by the reflection of the skies in white. True enough, there were glows of light of that white skies, and a drifter kind of skies in dark grey-black color like crossing from the above to below, like there’s some movement of wind, strong wind happened at night..i kept on watching, hoping that yellow sunrise colour will eventually penetrate the blanketed dark clouds..YES, that’s is it, in between the glow of that yellow, I saw a line, like a tube, a straw like with shining on the easterly wall that reflect the sunrise, shines, shines, shines, and that transparently penetrate the other wall inside that tube-like straw looking..it formed in circle, but i managed to see 1/3 of that full circle, a beutaiful arrays of sunrise lights glitters them, and way above behind it is a long straw of the same straw-alike look direction from the above skies and tail-ends in smokey-line tail way above-upwards..NOT STRANGE to me..back in 1997, I saw few stars look like, and they turn change colour from white to yellow and red, and I always and still having the faith that there is a highway to the galactic, IF EVER MOHAMAD THE PROPHET WERE FLOWN UPWARDS..there must be a highway to meet GOD..

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Cristian Negureanu

Dr. Cristian Negureanu is a well known author and has published books since 1989! His work is well documented, very serious and he offers the readers innovating works of a great interest today. In 1990 he started to publish various articles and these are his most recent: Miracol Publishing House, Bucharest, 2003. The Gospel According to Darwin, (176 pages), Miracol Publishing House, Bucharest, 2003. Silence of the Idols, (208 pages), Miracol Publishing House, Bucharest, 2004. On the Doorsteps of the Kingdom, (176 pages), Miracol Publishing House, Bucharest, 2004. The Apocalypse of Psychiatry, (200 pages), Miracol Publishing House, Bucharest, 2004. “Journey To The Centre Of The Earth” (a synthesis of the Sumerian writings, the Bible and the Book of Enoh) is to be published at the Antet Publishing House (www.antet.ro).

Journey To The Centre Of The Earth
by Cristian Negureanu

Posted: 13:30 July 9, 2007

The Unknown History of Mankind - The Bodies of Messiah

Both Sumerian writings and the Bible mention the “Deep waters”, the “Lower world”, etc. A few examples: “The Greek word “abyssos”, which is derived from the Acadian “apsu”, also means an extremely deep abyss… the Mesopotamian writings mention the Land of the Mines stating that this was a rocky land, with vast plains covered with grass and steppe and a flourishing vegetation (where the Nephilims, “the fallen angels” and the giants, their offspring, extracted metals and especially the gold needed on the planet Eris/ Nibiru – A/N)… hence, it was a bright place, a world of sunshine, all the texts described the same landscape,” (Z. Sitchin, The Twelfth Planet, Aldopress Publishing House, Bucharest).

“Have you walked (question asked by Yahweh/ Anu, the ruler of the Planet of Gods, to Job – A/N) in the lowest parts of the deep?” (Job 38:16). “In His (Yahweh/ Anu) hand are the deep places of the Earth” (Psalms 95:4). You can also read about this land in “The Hollow Earth” written by Dr. Raymond Bernard (Aldopress Publishing House), a book referring to the hollow interior of the Earth which is lightened by a central son and can be reached through the two polar openings (other planets of our solar system have a similar configuration). The same issue was also developed in “Arrival of the Gods” – www.miracol.ro. Opinions of several explorers who reached the inside of the Earth:

Dumbrova, Russian explorer, December, 1929: “The memorable December 12th discovery of heretofore unknown land beyond the South Pole by Capt. Sir George Hubert Wilkins, demands that science change the concept it has had for the past four hundred years concerning the southern contour of the earth.”

Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd:

1) “I’d like to see that land beyond the North Pole. That area beyond the Pole is the center of the Great Unknown.” (the 1st of February, 1947). This statement was made before his seven-hour flight of 1,700 miles beyond the North Pole.

Dr. R. Bernard said: “Admiral Byrd did not fly 1,700 miles across the North Pole to the other side of the earth, a frozen icy waste, like the region from which he came – but flew beyond the Pole into the polar opening leading to the hollow interior of the earth, traversing an iceless region of mountains, lakes, rivers, green vegetation and animal life.”

2) “This is the most important expedition in the history of the world,” said Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, before departing to explore land beyond the South Pole (November, 1955). “On January l3th, members of the United States expedition accomplished a flight of 2,700 miles from west of the South Pole, and penetrated a land extent of 2,300 miles beyond the Pole,” (Radio announcement from Byrd’s Antarctic expedition, confirmed by the American press of February 5, 1956.)

3) “That enchanted continent in the sky, land of everlasting mystery” (Rear Admiral Byrd, on March 13, 1956, when he returned from his South Polar expedition).

2. Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

According to R. Bernard, Byrd enigmatically referrs to the new and unknown land area he discovered beyond North and South Poles, within the polar concavities; they are beheld here as “an enchanted continent in the sky” due to the well known polar phenomenon of “sky mirror” whereby land areas below are mirrored in the sky. According to the Sumerian texts, the gods have established their spheres of influence before their arrival on Earth: Anu/ Yahweh was to stay in the Heavens and to rule over the Twelfth Planet, Enlil/ Jesus was to commend the lands (the Earth), and Enki/ Ea/ Azazel was put in charge of the “Deep waters”, the “Lower World”, the “Subterranean World”, etc.

The temporary commend of the Earth wielded by Enki/ Ea/ Azazel was repeatedly acknowledged by Messiah Jesus/ Enlil almost 2000 years ago, saying about his brother:

“Now is the judgment of this world. The ruler of this world will be thrown out now.” (John 12:31).

“The prince of this world now stands condemned.” (John 16:11).

In His sacrifice of Himself on the Cross (the symbol of the Planets of Gods), as commanded by Yahweh/ Anu to spread the Truth about the Kingdom all over the world, Jesus/ Enlil proved to be “The Lord of the Command” and fulfilled his father’s will. The Jewish prophets call him “the lamb” because he obeyed the orders received from Yahweh/ Anu. He is also prophesized as “the lion from the tribe of Judah” who will come and implement justice and peace on Earth. Later came the understanding that “the lamb” and “the lion” meant one name: Messiah Jesus/ Enlil. Enki/ Ea will obviously retire into the “Lower World”.

The Unknown History of Mankind - The Bodies of Messiah

Recent information about the hollow Earth can be found searching Google for “the holes at the poles” (the polar openings: the Nordic one with a diameter of 1400 miles and the South one with a diameter of 1300 miles). NASA took these images with the ESSA 3 and ESSA 7 satellites on January 6, respectively November 23, 1968. The following text accompanied the latter one: “The remarkable photograph taken by the ESSA 7 satellite on 23 November 1968. There is almost no cloud cover; the ice fields on the surface can be observed and the hole at the North Pole can be clearly seen.”

“A huge ocean discovered inside the Earth… beneath eastern Asia that is at least the volume of the Antarctic Ocean…” The discovery was made by Michael Wysession, a seismologist at the Washington State University from St. Louis and Jesse Lawrence from the University of California, San Diego.

You can also follow the link http://www.ourhollowearth.com for various works, including R. Bernard’s book.

Both the Antiquity’s writings and NASA provide information about the hollow Earth:

3. Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

The Unknown History of Mankind - The Bodies of Messiah

1) The spaceport underneath the Earth (many UFOs – Nibirian Flying Objects – are seen nowadays coming in or out from the polar concavities) as described in “The Epic of Gilgamesh”: “Enkidu, of The Epic of Gilgamesh, was condemned by gods to hard labor in the depths of the mines-there to spend the rest of his days. To carry out the sentence and take him to his new home, Enkidu was told, two emissaries “clothed like birds, with wings for garments” shall appear unto him (the flight suits of the gods/ Anunaki/ Elohim/ had wings, thus resulted the naïve faith that angels have wings – A/N). One of them shall transport him to the Land of the Mines; he will be dressed like an Eagle.

By the arm he will lead you…To the House of the Darkness, the abode below the ground (the theory about the devils’ horns was formed because the helmets were provided with small protuberances similar to antennas; it becomes obvious that the Land of the Mines was later named “Hell” – A/N), the abode which none leave who have entered into it. A road from which there is no return, a house whose dwellers are bereft of light (they worked into the mines – A/N), where dust is in their mouths and clay is their food.” (Z. Sitchin, “The Twelfth Planet”, Aldopress Publishing House, Bucharest).

2) “And I looked and turned to another part of the Earth, and saw there a deep valley with burning fire (metal works/ foundries – A/N). And they brought the kings and the mighty. And there my eyes saw their instruments (the tools for digging into the underground mines, and not those “pitch boilers” – A/N) and iron chains of immeasurable weight (some 8000 years ago the patriarch Enoch couldn’t give a better name to plastic handcuffs – A/N).

3) “For the Lord (Yahweh/ Anu, the ruler of the Planet of Gods – A/N) is a great God (the Annunaki/ Elohim are His servants, small gods – A/N), and a great King above all gods. In whose hand are the depths of the Earth (Psalms 95:4).

4) “I looked at the Earth and it was… empty” (Jeremiah 4:23).

5) “The Earth is hollow. The Poles, so long sought, are phantoms. There are openings at the northern and southern extremities. In the interior are vast continents, oceans, mountains and rivers. Vegetable and animal life are evident in this New World and it is probably peopled by races unknown to dwellers on the Earth’s surface” (William Reed, American thinker, the first to present the theory of the hollow Earth with openings at the Poles, author of the book “The Phantom of the Poles”).

6) Even though the Vatican is hiding tones of materials about Jesus/ Enlil only to preserve its idolater religion, some information on His visit to the “Depths” (in His New Elohim body to which His immortal, spiritual body was connected after the Crucifixion) escaped the censorship of the “red dogs” of the Inquisition.

“Christ… having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit (he could materialize and dematerialize within the new body – A/N) in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison ” (1 Peter 3:18-19).

4. Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

The Unknown History of Mankind - The Bodies of Messiah

“Who will descend into the Deep? (to raise Christ from among the dead ones) (Romans 10:7).

“What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended into the lower regions of the earth? The one who descended is also the one who ascended far above all the heavens (the Planet of the Cross, Eris/ Nibiru – A/N), that he might fill all things.” (Ephesians 4 : 9 – 10).

7) “When the gods descended from the heavens down to the Earth, all the Antiquity’s writings confirm this, the man has not been yet created: hence, the Annunaki were those in charge with the mining… discipline must have been strict, for the text tells us “The seven Great Anunnaki were making the lesser gods suffer the work.” Of all their chores, it seems, digging was the most common, the most arduous, and the most abhorred. The lesser gods dug up the river beds to make them navigable; they dug canals for irrigation; and they brought up the minerals of Earth. Though they undoubtedly had some sophisticated tools – the texts spoke of the “silver axe which shines as the day,” even underground – the work was too exhausting.” The creation of men followed.

8) “And now the angels are building prisons… The judgement wherewith the angels are judged is a testimony for the kings and the mighty who possess the Earth… Each by their guilt, they will undergo various chores” (“The Book of Enoch” – chapters 66, 68).

9) “And do not think in your spirit nor say in your heart that “you do not know and that you do not see”; for every sin is every day revealed (recorded – A/N) in Heaven (Eris/ Nibiru – A/N) all your oppression wherewith you oppress is written down every day till the day of your judgment.” (“The Book of Enoch” – chapter 96).

10) Messiah Jesus/ Enlil: “Throw him into the outer darkness (the darkness and the heat inside me – A/N); in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Mathew 22:13).

11) The Koran: “Verily with us are heavy fetters and hell-fire and food that chokes, and mighty woe” (Sura 73:12, 13).

12) NASA’s news and reference information. The existence of a central sun underneath the Earth offers the practical solution of what the auroras really are. On the 16th of February 2007 NASA was undertaking the Themis mission to investigate the polar openings. The Themis satellites are coordinated by the University of Berkeley, California during the two-year mission. Those interested can watch a 10 seconds video made by NASA, which clearly shows the Aurora coming out of the polar opening: on http://www.youtube.com at Aurora Australis Hollow Earth Evidence. Details on http://www.google.com at: hollow planet.blogspot.com.

The Russian icebreaker YAMAL will head towards the North Pole on an expedition to conduct scientific observations in the Arctic. The expedition is set between June 26 and July 19, 2007; 100 persons are expected to take part. Details on www.voyagehollowearth.com.

Also see:
The Hollow Earth Explorer has a New Champion
The Hollow Earth ‘Theory’
Mysterious creatures living deep under Earth’s surface came from space

Journey to the center of the Earth starts in Provo

by Jacqueline Lee NewsNet Staff Writer. Posted May 2, 2006.

A belief that the earth is hollow and inhabited within has caused a  Provo man to plan an expedition to the North Pole and possibly to the  earth's interior.

A belief that the earth is hollow and inhabited within has caused a Provo man to plan an expedition to the North Pole and possibly to the earth’s interior.

Steve Curry owns an expedition company in Provo. For over forty years he has organized fly-fishing, kayaking, river rafting and trekking trips around the world. Many locations of his trips are exotic and fascinating, but his next destination is something way out of the ordinary.

Curry was contacted by Rodney Cluff, author of “World Top Secret: Our Earth is Hollow,” to organize an expedition to the interior of the earth. In his book, Cluff explains the theory of the hollow earth.

There is no guarantee the expedition will find anything, but if nothing else, the people will get to go to the North Pole and the Siberian Islands, Curry said.

Curry has chartered a nuclear icebreaker with the capacity for 108 passengers for the purpose of taking a group to find the polar opening.

The expedition is scheduled for June 26 to July 19, 2005.

Curry said people from all over the world have expressed interest in going on the expedition.

“I am getting three to four calls a day about it,” Curry said.

Passengers will have to come up with the funds to pay for the expedition. Costs range from $18,950 to $20,950 per person.

According to a survey done by LDS author R. Clayton Brough, 4 percent of the LDS population believes in the hollow earth theory and that it is a probable explanation for the location of the lost 10 tribes.

Cluff has been investigating the theory for years.

“I firmly believe there is a substantial amount of scientific, historical and scriptural evidence to support the theory,” he said.

The expedition will go to the North Pole in search of the polar opening, which Cluff said he believes is marked by land about five degrees from the pole.

Past explorers and indigenous Eskimos have reported seeing a mirage of land in that vicinity.

According to Cluff, there are some people in the government who are aware of the opening to the inner earth but have tried to keep that knowledge hidden from the public.

“We have indications that the U.S. military does know about it,” he said.

Discovering the inner earth will set off a new age and a revolution in education and all aspects of society, Cluff said.

“We believe that in this expedition we, the people, have a right to know,” he said.

Cluff said has written about religious believe that he expects to be proven when he goes on the expedition. One of the beliefs is that the inner earth is inhabited by the throne of King David from the Bible, and that the political kingdom of God is located there. He also believes that the lost Garden of Eden is in the hallowed earth, and its inhabitants are friendly, highly civilized and mostly members of the lost 10 tribes. Cluff also said the inner sun, which is located in the inner earth, is the throne of Jehovah and a paradise for the dead.

Other beliefs he said he hopes to prove include that UFOs originate from the inner earth, and solar winds and the inner sun cause the northern lights.

The only other record that exists of any sort of expedition to the inner earth is from explorer Admiral Byrd. According to the belief, Admiral Byrd flew through the inner earth in 1947, Cluff said.

Source: The BYU Newsnet, UT

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The Inner Earth

The kingdom of this inner society is called Agharta with the main city of Shamballa. Those places referenced in the image above, lie inward and have also an inward sky with clouds. The Central Sun is inside of Earth. Tunnel entrances to Inner Earth (as suggested in the diagram click on the diagram to view a larger version):

bullet Kentuky Mommoth Cave (USA) 
bullet Manaus 
bullet Mato Grosso (Brazil) 
bullet Iguassu Falls 
bullet Mount Epomeo (Italy) 
bullet Pyramid of Giza (Egypt) 
bullet King Solomon’s Mines 
bullet Dero Caves 

The most strange hint is that the Center of Gravity is not the center of Earth, but also a sub-sphere or a layer quite 200 miles below of the surface we live.

In the Inner Earth

On February 19, 1947, Admiral Richard E. Byrd left Base Camp Artic and flew northward.

What happened on that flight?

For years rumors have persisted that on his historic flight to the North Pole, Admiral Byrd flew beyond the Pole into an opening leading inside the Earth. Here he met with advanced beings who had a sobering message for him to deliver to Mankind an the Surface World.

Upon Byrd’s return to Washington, on March 11, 1947 he was interviewed intently by top security forces and a medical team. He was placed under strict control and ordered to remain silent on the behalf of humanity. Being a military man, he felt he had to comply.

Here, from Admiral Byrd’s secret log and diary, is the message meant to have been heard 45 years ago!

Excerpt of The Hollow Earth (no ISBN):

“During his Arctic flight of 1,700 miles BEYOND the North Pole he reported by radio that he saw below him, not ice and snow, but land areas consisting of mountains, forests, green vegetation, lakes and rivers, and in the underbrush saw a strange animal resembling the mammoth….”

“In January, 1956, Admiral Byrd led another expedition to the Antarctic and there penetrated for 2,300 miles BEYOND the South Pole. The radio announcement at this time (January 13, 1956) said: “On January 13, members of the United States expedition penetrated a land extent of 2,300 miles BEYOND the Pole. The Flight was made by Rear Admiral George Dufek of the United States Navy Air Unit.” Byrd said on March 13, 1956, “The present expedition has opened up a vast new land.”

Admiral Byrd said in February, 1947 before his North Pole flight, “I’d like to see that land beyond the Pole. That area beyond the Pole is the center of the great unknown.”

Excerpt of A Flight to the Land Beyond the North Pole:

“I bid you welcome to our domain, Admiral.” I see a man with delicate features and with the etching of years upon his face. He is seated at a long table. He motions me to sit down in one of the chairs. After I am seated, he places his fingertips together and smiles. He speaks softly again, and conveys the following. “We have let you enter here because you are of noble character and well-known on the Surface World, Admiral.”

“Surface World,” I half-gasp under my breath! “Yes,” the Master replies with a smile, “you are in the domain of the Arianni, the Inner World of the Earth. We shall not long delay your mission, and you will be safely escorted back to the surface and for a distance beyond. But now. Admiral, I shall tell you why you have been summoned here. Our interest rightly begins just after your race exploded the first atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. It was at that alarming time we sent our flying machines, the ‘Flugelrads,’ to your surface world to investigate what your race had done. “That is, of course, past history now, my dear Admiral, but I must continue on. You see, we have never interfered before in your race’s wars, and barbarity, but now we must, for you have leamed to tamper with a certain power that is not for man, namely, that of atomic energy. Our emissaries have already delivered messages to the powers of your world, and yet they do not heed. Now you have been chosen to be witness here that our world does exist. You see, our culture and science is many thousands of years beyond your race, Admiral.” I interrupted, “But what does this have to do with me, Sir?”

The master’s eyes seemed to penetrate deeply into my mind, and after studying me for a few moments he replied, “Your race has now reached the point of no return, for there are those among you who would destroy your very world rather than relinquish their power as they know it….”

I nodded, and the Master continued. “In 1945 and afterward, we tried to contact your race, but our efforts were met with hostility. Our Flugelrads were fired upon, yes, even pursued with malice and animosity by your fighter planes. So, now, I say to you, my son, there is a great storm gathering in your world, a black fury that will not spend itself for many years. There will be no answer in your armies, there will be no safety in your science. It may rage on until every flower of your culture is trampled and all human things are leveled in vast chaos.

“Your recent war was only a prelude of what is yet to come for your race. We here see it more clearly with each hour … do you say I am mistaken?”

“No,” I answer,” it happened once before, the Dark Ages came and they lasted for more than five hundred years.” “Yes, my son,” replied the Master, “the Dark Ages that will come now for your race will cover the Earth like a pall, but I believe that some of your race will live through the storm, beyond that, I cannot say. We see at a great distance a new world stirring from the ruins of your race, seeking its lost and legendary treasures, and they will be here, my son, safe in our keeping. When that time arrives, we shall come forward again to help revive your culture and your race.

“Perhaps, by then, you will have learned the futility of war and its strife … and after that time, certain of your culture and science will be returned for your race to begin anew. You, my son, are to return to the Surface World with this message….”

With those closing words, our meeting seemed at an end. I stood for a moment as in a dream … but, yet, I knew this was reality, and for some strange reason I bowed slightly, either out of respect or humility, I do not know which.

Suddenly, I was again aware that the two beautiful hosts who had brought me here were again at my side. “This way, Admiral,” motioned one. I turned once more before leaving and looked back toward the Master. A gentle smile was etched on his delicate ancient face. “Farewell, my son,” he spoke, then he gestured with a lovely, slender hand a motion of peace and our meeting was truly ended.

Quickly, we walked back through the great door of the Master’s chamber and once again entered into the elevator. The door slid silently downward and we were at once going upward. One of my hosts’ spoke again, “We must now make haste, Admiral, as the Master desires to delay you no longer on your schedule timetable and you must return with his message to your race.”

Click here to read more from Admiral Byrd’s diary.

The Flight to the Land Beyond the North Pole

A Copy Of Admiral Richard B. Byrd
foreword by: Dr. William Bernard Ph.D., D.D.

The reader of the following documentation should find a striking example of dire devotion. Especially when one considers that this log diary was written in the year 1947 in the months of February and March, under circumstances that evidently defied the imagination and credibility, for those times as any others. Here is dealt with the evident answers the origin of the so called UFOs, as well as the Hollow Earth, or as the admiral described.

The Land Beyond The Poles

The reader will relive that period as he reads this document. To say it is fascinating is to place it mildly, but to read it now for yourself, I know that you will conclude, in the Admirals own words ” Just as the long night of the Arctic ends, the brilliant sunshine of truth shall come forth again, and those who are of Darkness shall fall in its Light”. DR. D.B.

Admiral Richard B. Byrd’s (Diary Feb. Mar. 1947)

The exploration flight over the North Pole (The Inner Earth My Secret Diary)

I must write this diary in secrecy and obscurity. It concerns my Arctic flight of the nineteenth day of February in the year of Nineteen and Forty Seven.

There comes a time when the rationality of men must fade into insignificance and one must accept the inevitability of the Truth! I am not at liberty to disclose the following documentation at this writing … perhaps it shall never see the light of public scrutiny, but I must do my duty and record here for all to read one day. In a world of greed and exploitation of certain of mankind can no longer suppress that which is truth.

Flight Log: Base Camp Arctic, 2/19/1947

0600 Hours- All preparations are complete for our flight north- ward and we are airborne with full fuel tanks at 0610 Hours.

0620 Hours- fuel mixture on starboard engine seems too rich, adjustment made and Pratt Whittneys are running smoothly.

0730 Hours- Radio Check with base camp. All is well and radio reception is normal.

0740 Hours- Note slight oil leak in starboard engine, oil pres- sure indicator seems normal, however.

0800 Hours- Slight turbulence noted from easterly direction at altitude of 2321 feet, correction to 1700 feet, no further turbulence, but tail wind increases, slight adjustment in throttle controls, aircraft performing very well now.

0815 Hours- Radio Check with base camp, situation normal.

0830 Hours- Turbulence encountered again, increase altitude to 2900 feet, smooth flight conditions again.

0910 Hours- Vast Ice and snow below, note coloration of yellowish nature, and disperse in a linear pattern. Altering course for a better examination of this color pattern below, note reddish or purple color also. Circle this area two full turns and return to assigned compass heading. Position check made again to base camp, and relay information concerning colorations in the Ice and snow below.

0910 Hours- Both Magnetic and Gyro compasses beginning to gyrate and wobble, we are unable to hold our heading by instrumentation. Take bearing with Sun compass, yet all seems well. The controls are seemingly slow to respond and have sluggish quality, but there is no indication of Icing!

0915 Hours- In the distance is what appears to be mountains.

0949 Hours- 29 minutes elapsed flight time from the first sighting of the mountains, it is no illusion. They are mountains and consisting of a small range that I have never seen before!

0955 Hours- Altitude change to 2950 feet, encountering strong turbulence again.

1000 Hours- We are crossing over the small mountain range and still proceeding northward as best as can be ascertained. Beyond the mountain range is what appears to be a valley with a small river or stream running through the center portion. There should be no green valley below! Something is definitely wrong and abnormal here! We should be over Ice and Snow! To the portside are great forests growing on the mountain slopes. Our navigation Instruments are still spinning, the gyroscope is oscillating back and forth!

1005 Hours- I alter altitude to 1400 feet and execute a sharp left turn to better examine the valley below. It is green with either moss or a type of tight knit grass. The Light here seems different. I cannot see the Sun anymore. We make another left turn and we spot what seems to be a large animal of some kind below us. It appears to be an elephant! NO!!! It looks more like a mammoth! This is incredible! Yet, there it is! Decrease altitude to 1000 feet and take binoculars to better examine the animal. It is confirmed – it is definitely a mammoth-like animal! Report this to base camp.

1030 Hours- Encountering more rolling green hills now. The external temperature indicator reads 74 degrees Fahrenheit! Continuing on our heading now. Navigation instruments seem normal now. I am puzzled over their actions. Attempt to contact base camp. Radio is not functioning!

1130 Hours- Countryside below is more level and normal (if I may use that word). Ahead we spot what seems to be a city!!!! This is impossible! Aircraft seems light and oddly buoyant. The controls refuse to respond!! My GOD!!! Off our port and starboard wings are a strange type of aircraft. They are closing rapidly alongside! They are disc-shaped and have a radiant quality to them. They are close enough now to see the markings on them. It is a type of Swastika!!! This is fantastic. Where are we! What has happened. I tug at the controls again. They will not respond!!!! We are caught in an invisible vice grip of some type!

1135 Hours- Our radio crackles and a voice comes through in English with what perhaps is a slight Nordic or Germanic accent! The message is: ‘Welcome, Admiral, to our domain. We shall land you in exactly seven minutes! Relax, Admiral, you are in good hands.’ I note the engines of our plane have stopped running! The aircraft is under some strange control and is now turning itself. The controls are useless.

1140 Hours- Another radio message received. We begin the landing process now, and in moments the plane shudders slightly, and begins a descent as though caught in some great unseen elevator! The downward motion is negligible, and we touch down with only a slight jolt!

1145 Hours- I am making a hasty last entry in the flight log. Several men are approaching on foot toward our aircraft. They are tall with blond hair. In the distance is a large shimmering city pulsating with rainbow hues of color. I do not know what is going to happen now, but I see no signs of weapons on those approaching. I hear now a voice ordering me by name to open the cargo door. I comply.

End Log

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From this point I write all the following events here from memory. It defies the imagination and would seem all but madness if it had not happened.

The radioman and I are taken from the aircraft and we are received in a most cordial manner. We were then boarded on a small platform-like conveyance with no wheels! It moves us toward the glowing city with great swiftness. As we approach, the city seems to be made of a crystal material. Soon we arrive at a large building that is a type I have never seen before. It appears to be right out of the design board of Frank Lloyd Wright, or perhaps more correctly, out of a Buck Rogers setting!! We are given some type of warm beverage which tasted like nothing I have ever savored before. It is delicious. After about ten minutes, two of our wondrous appearing hosts come to our quarters and announce that I am to accompany them. I have no choice but to comply. I leave my radioman behind and we walk a short distance and enter into what seems to be an elevator. We descend downward for some moments, the machine stops, and the door lifts silently upward! We then proceed down a long hallway that is lit by a rose-colored light that seems to be emanating from the very walls themselves! One of the beings motions for us to stop before a great door. Over the door is an inscription that I cannot read. The great door slides noiselessly open and I am beckoned to enter. One of my hosts speaks. ‘Have no fear, Admiral, you are to have an audience with the Master….’ I step inside and my eyes adjust to the beautiful coloration that seems to be filling the room completely. Then I begin to see my surroundings. What greeted my eyes is the most beautiful sight of my entire existence. It is in fact too beautiful and wondrous to describe. It is exquisite and delicate. I do not think there exists a human term that can describe it in any detail with justice! My thoughts are interrupted in a cordial manner by a warm rich voice of melodious quality, ‘I bid you welcome to our domain, Admiral.’ I see a man with delicate features and with the etching of years upon his face. He is seated at a long table. He motions me to sit down in one of the chairs. After I am seated, he places his fingertips together and smiles. He speaks softly again, and conveys the following. ‘We have let you enter here because you are of noble character and well-known on the Surface World, Admiral.’ Surface World, I half-gasp under my breath! ‘Yes,” the Master replies with a smile, ‘you are in the domain of the Arianni, the Inner World of the Earth. We shall not long delay your mission, and you will be safely escorted back to the surface and for a distance beyond. But now, Admiral, I shall tell you why you have been summoned here. Our interest rightly begins just after your race exploded the first atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. It was at that alarming time we sent our flying machines, the “Flugelrads”, to your surface world to investigate what your race had done. That is, of course, past history now, my dear Admiral, but I must continue on. You see, we have never interfered before in your race’s wars, and barbarity, but now we must, for you have learned to tamper with a certain power that is not for man, namely, that of atomic energy. Our emissaries have already delivered messages to the powers of your world, and yet they do not heed. Now you have been chosen to be witness here that our world does exist. You see, our Culture and Science is many thousands of years beyond your race, Admiral.’ I interrupted, ‘But what does this have to do with me, Sir?’

The Master’s eyes seemed to penetrate deeply into my mind, and after studying me for a few moments he replied, ‘Your race has now reached the point of no return, for there are those among you who would destroy your very world rather than relinquish their power as they know it….’ I nodded, and the Master continued, ‘In 1945 and afterward, we tried to contact your race, but our efforts were met with hostility, our Flugelrads were fired upon. Yes, even pursued with malice and animosity by your fighter planes. So, now, I say to you, my son, there is a great storm gathering in your world, a black fury that will not spend itself for many years. There will be no answer in your arms, there will be no safety in your science. It may rage on until every flower of your culture is trampled, and all human things are leveled in vast chaos. Your recent war was only a prelude of what is yet to come for your race. We here see it more clearly with each hour … do you say I am mistaken?’

‘No,’ I answer, ‘it happened once before, the dark ages came and they lasted for more than five hundred years.’

‘Yes, my son,’ replied the Master, ‘the dark ages that will come now for your race will cover the Earth like a pall, but I believe that some of your race will live through the storm, beyond that, I cannot say. We see at a great distance a new world stirring from the ruins of your race, seeking its lost and legendary treasures, and they will be here, my son, safe in our keeping. When that time arrives, we shall come forward again to help revive your culture and your race. Perhaps, by then, you will have learned the futility of war and its strife … and after that time, certain of your culture and science will be returned for your race to begin anew. You, my son, are to return to the Surface World with this message….’

With these closing words, our meeting seemed at an end. I stood for a moment as in a dream … but, yet, I knew this was reality, and for some strange reason I bowed slightly, either out of respect or humility, I do not know which.

Suddenly, I was again aware that the two beautiful hosts who had brought me here were again at my side. ‘This way, Admiral,’ motioned one. I turned once more before leaving and looked back toward the Master. A gentle smile was etched on his delicate and ancient face. ‘Farewell, my son,’ he spoke, then he gestured with a lovely, slender hand a motion of peace and our meeting was truly ended.

Quickly, we walked back through the great door of the Master’s chamber and once again entered into the elevator. The door slid silently downward and we were at once going upward. One of my hosts spoke again, ‘We must now make haste, Admiral, as the Master desires to delay you no longer on your scheduled timetable and you must return with his message to your race.’

I said nothing. All of this was almost beyond belief, and once again my thoughts were interrupted as we stopped. I entered the room and was again with my radioman. He had an anxious expression on his face. As I approached, I said, ‘It is all right, Howie, it is all right.’ The two beings motioned us toward the awaiting conveyance, we boarded, and soon arrived back at the aircraft. The engines were idling and we boarded immediately. The whole atmosphere seemed charged now with a certain air of urgency. After the cargo door was closed the aircraft was immediately lifted by that unseen force until we reached an altitude of 2700 feet. Two of the aircraft were alongside for some distance guiding us on our return way. I must state here, the airspeed indicator registered no reading, yet we were moving along at a very rapid rate.

215 Hours- A radio message comes through. ‘We are leaving you now, Admiral, your controls are free. Auf Wiedersehen!!!!’ We watched for a moment as the Flugelrads disappeared into the pale blue sky.

The aircraft suddenly felt as though caught in a sharp downdraft for a moment. We quickly recovered her control. We do not speak for some time, each man has his thoughts….

Entry in Flight Log Continues:

220 Hours- We are again over vast areas of ice and snow, and approximately 27 minutes from base camp. We radio them, they respond. We report all conditions normal … normal. Base camp expresses relief at our re-established contact.

300 Hours- We land smoothly at base camp. I have a mission….

End Log Entries.

March 11, 1947. I have just attended a staff meeting at the Pentagon. I have stated fully my discovery and the message from the Master. All is duly recorded. The President has been advised. I am now detained for several hours (six hours, thirty-nine minutes, to be exact.) I am interviewed intently by Top Security Forces and a medical team. It was an ordeal!!!! I am placed under strict control via the national security provisions of this United States of America.

I am ORDERED TO REMAIN SILENT IN REGARD TO ALL THAT I HAVE LEARNED, ON THE BEHALF OF HUMANITY

Incredible! I am reminded that I am a military man and I must obey orders.

FINAL ENTRY:

30/12/56: These last few years elapsed since 1947 have not been kind … I now make my final entry in this singular diary. In closing, I must state that I have faithfully kept this matter secret as directed all these years. It has been completely against my values of moral right. Now, I seem to sense the long night coming on and this secret will not die with me, but as all truth shall, it will triumph and so it shall.

This can be the only hope for mankind. I have seen the truth and it has quickened my spirit and has set me free! I have done my duty toward the monstrous military industrial complex. Now, the long night begins to approach, but there shall be no end. Just as the long night of the Arctic ends, the brilliant sunshine of Truth shall come again … and those who are of darkness shall fall in its Light…. FOR I HAVE SEEN THAT LAND BEYOND THE POLE, THAT CENTER OF THE GREAT UNKNOWN.

Admiral Richard E. Byrd United States Navy 24 December 1956

September 1, 2008

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Japan New PM | Taro Aso

24.September 2008 | Political Dynasties: Taro Aso

Taro Aso

As with most political systems, I’d imagine, Japan’s political elite have more than a slight dynastic nature. I plan to look at some of the family trees of Japan’s political figures over a series of articles. I will start with one of the most interesting: Taro Aso (麻生太郎, Tarou Asou), Minister for Foreign Affairs since 31 October 2005, as well as a candidate for Koizumi’s replacement as Prime Minister.

Taro Aso is a politician born and bred. He is perhaps best known for his controversial statements reflecting his revisionist and conservative stance on Japan’s history. Others know him for being somewhat of a manga enthusiast, keen to use the popular form of entertainment as a source of soft power. Love him or hate him, Aso is here to stay.

Taro Aso

Taro Aso was born on 20 September 1940 in Iizuka, Fukuoka Prefecture. He is the oldest among his five siblings.

Education – He studied in the Faculties of Politics and Economics at the prestigious Gakushuin University (学習院大学, Gakushuuin Daigaku), whose other alumni include Studio Ghibli head Hayao Miyazaki, Beatles wife Yoko Ono, and current Emperor Akihito. He then travelled to the US to study at Stanford University, but his family (particularly his grandfather, Shigeru Yoshida) called him back to Japan over fears he was becoming ‘too Americanised’. Aso attempted to reason with them, but they cut off his allowance forcing him to take a ship home. Aso then left again, this time to study at the University of London.

Work – Following his time in London, Taro Aso worked for a diamond mining company in Sierra Leone. After two years, civil war forced him out of the country. In 1966, he joined the family company, Aso Industry (formerly Aso Mining Company, later Aso Cement Company), and held the post of president from 1973-1979.

Life – Aso was on the Japanese shooting team at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. In 1978, Aso became president of the Japan Junior Chamber, a federation of Japan’s young business leaders. He is a devout Catholic, confirmed with the name Francisco (by which he is sometimes known), although partakes in Shinto rituals. Aso is a frequent reader of manga, said to read around 10-20 volumes a week, and is particularly known as a fan of Rozen Maiden (leading him to be dubbed ‘Rozen Aso’). In a campaign rally in Akihabara, a district of Tokyo renowned for its geeky visitors (otaku), he spent 60% of his time discusses pop-culture. He plays golf in his downtime.

In the Diet – Aso is a member of the Kono Faction, an LDP group led by Yohei Kono (the politician who recognised the comfort women issue in his ‘Kono Statement’).Taro Aso was elected to the Diet’s Lower House (House of Representatives) in October 1979 and has been re-elected eight times. In 1988, Taro Aso became Parliamentary Vice Minister for Education, Sports, Science and Culture which he held until June 1989. From January 1991, Aso became Chairman of the Lower House’s Special Committee on Coal Issues, until November 1991, when he became Chairman of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, which he held until Jan 1993. In November 1998, Aso became Chairman of the Special Committee on Fiscal Structure Reform, which he held for a month.

In the LDP – In March 1990, Aso became director of the Education Division of the LDP, until December 1990. While still Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, in November 1992, Aso became Director of the Foreign Affairs Division until Aug 1993. In March 1999, Aso was Deputy Secretary-General of the LDP, and in October 1999, he became Deputy Chairman of the Policy Research Council, which he held until July 2000. In April 2001, he became Chairman, which he held until September 2003.

In the Executive – In November 1996, Aso was made Minister of State in Economic Planning Agency by Ryutaro Hashimoto, which he held until Sep 1997. From January 2001, Aso Minister of State, Economic and Fiscal Policy under Yoshiro Mori until the end of Mori’s term in April 2001. In 2003 he became Minister of Internal Affairs, Posts and Communications to Jun’ichiro Koizumi, and on 31 October 2005, he became Minister for Foreign Affairs, a post he has retained in Shinzo Abe’s first cabinet. During the leadership contest within the LDP following the stepping-down of Koizumi, Aso was a candidate running against Shinzo Abe.

Chikako Aso

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Taro Aso’s Wife: Chikako Aso née Suzuki

Chikako Aso (麻生千賀子, Asou Chikako) is the third daughter of Zenko Suzuki (鈴木善幸, Suzuki Zenkou), the 70th Prime Minister of Japan (July 1980-November 1982).

Update: His son, Masahiro Aso, attends William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri and is set to graduate in 2011. [Thanks to the anonymous commenter!] I cannot verify this independently because the Japanese newspapers appear to have a great deal of respect for the rights of minors – I can’t find anything on his son or daughter, except that he has at least one of each, both at university.

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The third daughter of the Aso family, Nobuko (信子), studied in the UK at Rosslyn House College (about which I can find nothing) and graduated in 1973. She met and married Prince Tomohito of Mikasa (三笠宮寬仁, Mikasa no Miya Tomohito Shinnou), heir to the mikasa no miya (House of Mikasa), and became Princess Tomohito of Mikasa (寛仁親王妃信子, Tomohito Shinnouhi Nobuko). Together they have two children, Princesses Akiko (彬子女王, Akiko Joou), currently studying at Oxford, and Yoko (瑶子女王, Youko Joou). It was Prince Tomohito who suggested that Crown Prince Naruhito should take a concubine in order to produce an heir. He is a cousin of the current Emperor Akihito.

Taro Aso’s Other Siblings

The second son of the Aso family is Jiro (次郎, Jirou [?]).

The first daughter of the Aso family, Setsuko (雪子, [? – perhaps Yukiko]), married Kazutane Soma (相馬和胤, Souma Kazutane), the 33rd descendent of the Soma clan.

The second daughter of the Aso family, Asako (旦子) married former ambassador to Spain, Kiyohiko Arafune (荒船清彦).

The youngest son of the Aso family, Yutaka (泰) is the current head of the Aso Group.

Taro Aso’s Grandfather: Shigeru Yoshida

Taro Aso’s mother was Kazuko Yoshida (吉田和子), whose father was Shigeru Yoshida (吉田茂), one of Japan’s great post-war prime ministers (1946-1947, 1948-1954). He formulated what has become known as the Yoshida Doctrine, a process of ‘free-riding’ on security issues while concentrating heavily on economic strength. His doctrine dominated Japanese thought at least until the supposed dishonour brought upon Japan by its response to the 1991 Gulf War. He signed both the Treaty of San Francisco (1951) and the US-Japan Security Treaty (1951), both crucial to Japan’s reconstruction. Yoshida was by birth a Takeuchi, but was adopted by Kenzo Yoshida (a silk merchant) after they lived together.

Taro Aso, Takakichi Aso, Shigeru Yoshida

The picture above shows Aso as a baby in the lap of Kazuko Aso née Yoshida, with Shigeru Yoshida (left) and Takakichi Aso (right). In addition to the link to Shigeru Yoshida, Aso’s father had close ties to Kakuei Tanaka (田中角栄), Japan’s Prime Minister from 1972-1974. Tanaka also had a child in Koizumi’s cabinet, Makiko Tanaka (田中真紀子), who was Japan’s Foreign Minister from April 2001 to January 2002.

Taro Aso’s Great Grandfather: Tsuna Takeuchi

Tsuna Takeuchi was Shigeru Yoshida’s biological father. He is more commonly known in English as Tsuna Takenouchi, but this is infact incorrect: 竹内綱 in this case is read Tsuna Takeuchi. Takeuchi was a key figure in Japanese civil rights politics hailing from the Tosa (土佐) clan (from Shikoku). Yoshida was Takeuchi’s fifth son whose mother was rumoured to be a geisha. Takeuchi was a leader of the Movement for Liberty and Civil Rights (自由民権運動, jiyuu minken undou) and was in prison during Yoshida’s birth, hence Yoshida’s time with Kenzo Yoshida.

Taro Aso’s Great Grandfather: Count Nobuaki Makino

Yoshida’s wife, Yukiko, was the daughter of Nobuaki Makino (牧野伸顕) of the Satsuma clan. Like his son-in-law, Makino was adopted. He attended the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 as Japan’s ambassador pleponitary. He was Minister for the Imperial Household in 1921 and became a baron (男爵, danshaku) and then a count (伯爵, hakushaku) under the kazoku (華族) peerage system during his time as Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Japan (内大臣, Naidaijin), which became an incredibly powerful position under his charge.

Taro Aso’s Great-Great Grandfather: Toshimichi Okubo

Count Makino’s biological father was Toshimichi Okubo (大久保 利通, Ookubo Toshimichi), a Satsuma samurai who played a lead role in the Meiji Restoration. He played a key role in allying the Satsuma and Choshu clans against the Shogunate, and was part of the provisional government with Saigo Takamori and Kido Takayoshi. Okubo, as Finance Minister, ended discrimination against the eta-hinin. He was part of the very important around-the-world Iwakura mission to renegotiate unequal treaties with the major powers and collect information crucial to Japan’s modernisation.

This final figure might be the jewel in Aso’s genealogical crown, of which there are many gems to choose from. Furthermore, given Aso’s hobbies, Taro Aso probably read about Okubo in Rurouni Kenshin, the great samurai epic. It is safe to say that Taro Aso was handed a political destiny, it only remains to be seen how far he will go.

Taro Aso as a Boy

Charts

I have prepared two pdf documents for you. The first is an overview of Taro Aso’s relation to his kinsmen, see how many names you can recognise: Aso Kinship Chart. The second is a large family tree, as detailed as I could make it without going too far off the reservation: Aso Family Tree.

Notes

The family tree was adapted from Taro Aso’s Japanese Wikipedia page. The names of some of the family may not be correct (uncertainty is shown with a bracketed question mark), however, the Kanji always derives from the Wikipedia page.

Profile of Japan's new premier Taro Aso, who has taken charge as Japan's new prime minister. Aso has lined up his cabinet with like-minded conservatives to help his mission to revive the economy and win upcoming elections.

Agence France-Presse – 9/24/2008 12:10 PM GMT

Taro Aso took charge as Japan’s new prime minister Wednesday, lining up his cabinet with like-minded conservatives to help his mission to revive the economy and win upcoming elections.

The divided parliament voted along party lines to install the flamboyant former foreign minister, who was expected to fly a day later to New York for the UN General Assembly.

Aso bowed four times and shook hands with fellow lawmakers after the more powerful lower house approved him.

“I truly feel the heavy responsibility of being prime minister,” Aso told a news conference as he announced his cabinet.

“To make Japan a bright and strong nation — that is my mission,” he said.

Aso replaced Yasuo Fukuda, a mild centrist whose ratings dived after he raised medical costs for the elderly.

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) picked Aso on Monday as its new leader by an overwhelming majority, placing its trust in a crowd-pleasing — though gaffe-prone — campaigner.

Analysts expect him to call a general election as early as late October in a bid to hold off gains by the rising opposition, which has pounded away at the LDP’s traditional strongholds in the countryside.

“The final battle has begun. The autumn of elections — the autumn to change the government — is coming,” said opposition chief Ichiro Ozawa, whose bloc controls one house of parliament.

The LDP has been in power for all but 10 months since 1955, but Aso will be its fourth prime minister in the past two years as the party struggles over a raft of scandals and, more recently, a faltering economy.

Aso said his first priority would be to pump stimulative spending into the economy, the world’s second largest but teetering on the brink of recession , clashing with LDP free-market reformists who in recent years have pushed to tame a ballooning public debt.

Aso tapped as his finance minister Shoichi Nakagawa who, echoing the incoming premier, said he would make “full use of all sorts of policies” to invigorate the economy.

“Some people label us as freespenders or old-guard cronies as we say we are not hesitant on fiscal spending,” Nakagawa , a former industry minister, wrote in a newspaper column. “But we do not intend to backtrack on reforms.”

Nakagawa — who was shunned by the more dovish Fukuda — has raised controversy through strong criticism of China and calls for Japan, the only nation to have suffered atomic attack, to study developing nuclear weapons.

“This is the lineup aimed at avoiding any political scandals ahead of the imminent general elections,” said Shujiro Kato, professor of politics at Toyo University.

“Nobody reported to be appointed as minister is a fresh face.”

The foreign ministry went to Hirofumi Nakasone, the son of one of Japan’s best-known premiers, Yasuhiro Nakasone, who led Japan in the 1980s and was a close ally in US president Ronald Reagan’s anti-communist campaign.

Like Aso, Nakasone was uneasy with some of the free-market reforms during the 2001-2006 premiership of Junichiro Koizumi, who was popular with the public but blamed by some LDP members for alienating rural voters by cutting services.

However, in a bid to ensure party unity, Aso kept in place Fiscal and Economic Policy Minister Kaoru Yosano, who had challenged him for the top job arguing that Aso’s economic policies were irresponsible.

Another rival, Shigeru Ishiba, was made farm minister, a position that has frequently been hit by scandal. Ishiba survived resignation calls as he managed crises as Fukuda’s defence minister.

Aso promises a return both at home and abroad to some of the more flamboyant ways of Koizumi, who would regale summits by singing Elvis Presley songs, after a two-year gap of drier leaders.

Known for his love of comic books, as foreign minister Aso entertained summits by doing a Humphrey Bogart impersonation and dancing in the costume of a samurai.

Japan PM says he is resigning

Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, seen here last month, has announced his resignation.

Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda announced on Monday that he was resigning.

“Today, I have decided to resign. We need a new line-up to cope with a new session of parliament,” Fukuda told a news conference.

Economic survey of Japan 2008

Contents | Executive summary | How to obtain this publication | Additional info

Published on 7 April 2008. The next Economic survey of Japan will be prepared for 2010.

An Economic Survey is published every 1½-2 years for each OECD country. Read more about how Surveys are prepared. The OECD assessment and recommendations on the main economic challenges faced by Japan are available by clicking on each chapter heading below.

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Statement by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General at the launch of the Economic Survey of Japan at the Japan Press Club, Tokyo on 7 April 2008.

Contents

Chapter 1: Key challenges to sustaining the expansion in Japan

The economic expansion, the longest in Japan’s post-war history, remains on track, though at a slower pace. The upturn is driven by business investment and exports, while other components of demand remain sluggish. Although growth is projected to continue at a 1½ to 2% rate through 2009, Japan must address a number of problems to sustain the expansion over the medium term. This chapter identifies five key challenges: i) ensuring a definitive end to deflation under the new monetary policy framework; ii) achieving progress in fiscal consolidation in the context of high public debt and rapid population ageing; iii) implementing a comprehensive tax reform to increase government revenue, while promoting economic growth, addressing rising income inequality and improving the local government tax system; iv) enhancing productivity growth in the service sector; and v) reforming the labour market to reverse rising dualism and boosting labour force participation to offset demographic trends.


Chapter 2: Bringing an end to deflation under the new monetary policy framework

With the end of quantitative easing in 2006, the Bank of Japan introduced a new monetary policy framework that includes an understanding of price stability as 0 to 2% inflation and raised interest rates from zero to 0.5%, although most measures of inflation have remained negative. Given remaining deflationary pressures, slower economic growth in 2007 and increased uncertainty about the outlook for growth, the central bank should not raise the short-term policy rate further until inflation is firmly positive and the risk of renewed deflation becomes negligible. In addition, the lower end of the inflation range should be increased to provide an adequate buffer against deflation.


Chapter 3: Achiving progress on fiscal consolidation by controlling government expenditures

With gross debt of 180% of GDP, further measures to reduce the large budget deficit are increasingly urgent. An improvement in the budget balance of between 4% and 5% of GDP (on a primary budget basis) is needed just to stabilise the government debt to GDP ratio, a first step towards the government’s goal of lowering the ratio in the 2010s. The first priority is to further cut government spending, which has fallen by 2½ percentage points as a share of GDP during the past five years, focusing on public investment and the government wage bill. Expenditure reductions should be accompanied by reforms to improve efficiency in the public sector. In addition, policies to limit the increase in social spending, in the context of rapid population ageing, are essential for fiscal consolidation. However, expenditure cuts alone are insufficient to achieve Japan’s fiscal objectives, making it necessary to raise additional revenue.

Chapter 4: Reforming the tax system to promote fiscal sustainability and economic growth

Tax reform is an urgent priority, as Japan needs as much as 5% to 6% of GDP of additional government revenue just to stabilise public debt, which has risen to 180% of GDP. In addition to raising revenue, tax reform should promote economic growth, address the deterioration in income distribution and improve the local tax system. Additional revenue should be obtained primarily by increasing the consumption tax rate, currently the lowest in the OECD area, while broadening the personal and corporate income tax bases. The corporate tax rate, now the highest in the OECD, should be cut to promote growth, while eliminating aspects of the tax system which discourage labour supply and distort the allocation of capital. Japan should also consider introducing an Earned Income Tax Credit to promote equity. The local tax system should be simplified, increasing reliance on existing taxes on property, income and consumption.


Chapter 5: Enhancing the productivity of the service sector in Japan

Labour productivity growth in the service sector, which accounts for 70% of Japan’s economic output and employment, has slowed markedly in recent years in contrast to manufacturing. The disappointing performance is associated with weak competition in the service sector resulting from strict product market regulation and the low level of import penetration and inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI). Reversing the deceleration in productivity growth in the service sector is essential to raise Japan’s growth potential. The key is to eliminate entry barriers, accelerate regulatory reform, upgrade competition policy and reduce barriers to trade and inflows of FDI. Special attention should be given to factors limiting productivity growth in services characterised by either low productivity or high growth potential, such as retail, transport, energy and business services. Finally, it is essential to increase competition in public services, such as health and education, where market forces have been weak.

Chapter 6: Reforming the labour market to cope with increasing dualism and population ageing

The proportion of non-regular workers has risen to one-third of total employment. While non-regular employment provides flexibility cost reductions for firms, it also creates equity and efficiency concerns. A comprehensive approach that includes relaxing the high degree of employment protection for regular workers and expanding the coverage of non-regular workers by the social security system would help to reverse dualism. Given that non-regular workers receive less firm-based training, it is also necessary to expand training outside of firms to support Japan’s growth potential, while enhancing the employment prospects of non-regular workers. Reversing the upward trend in non-regular employment may also encourage greater female labour force participation, which is essential given rapid population ageing that is already reducing Japan’s working-age population by almost 1% each year. Expanding childcare facilities and paying more attention to work-life balance would also boost female employment, while also raising Japan’s exceptionally low birth rate.


How to obtain this publication

The Policy Brief (pdf format) can be downloaded in English and Japanese. It contains the OECD assessment and recommendations.

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Additional information

For further information please contact the Japan/Korea Desk at the OECD Economics Department at ecosurvey@oecd.org. The OECD Secretariat’s report was prepared by Randall S. Jones, Masahiko Tsutsumi and Taesik Yoon under the supervision of Stefano Scarpetta. Research assistance was provided by Lutécia Daniel.

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