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Yume o Jitsugen suru Chikara

Taichi Sakaiya, Supervising Editor

PHP, September 2011

Transforming Dreams into Reality

For this book, the "NPO Center for Produce Technology Development" interviewed seven individuals active in diverse fields: Taichi Sakaiya, Masayasu Kitagawa, Toshio Suzuki, Masao Horiba, Sakuji Yoshimura, Ryuichi Ishida, Bill Totten, Masatoshi Koshiba, and Yoshiro Kataoka. Those interviewed offer advice to college students and youth on making contributions to social development as they embark on their new life paths.

Shin Nihon-jin ni Kike

Interviewed by Yoshinori Kobayashi
(Bill Totten, Seki Hei, O Seonhwa, Pema Gyalpo, et al)

Asuka Shinsha, April 2011

Ask the New Japanese

Yoshinori Kobayashi interviewed several "new Japanese citizens," asking them why they chose to become nationalized Japanese citizens...
Please listen to what these new Japanese have to say in order to consider a path toward revitalization of Japan.

Anglo-Saxon Shihonshugi no Shotai
--100% Money de Nihonkeizai wa Fukkatsu suru

Toyo Keizai Shimpo sha, July 2010

The Truth of Anglo-Saxon Capitalism
--100% Money Can Revive Japan's Economy

Why is a world-wide bond crisis occuring?
Why does the Japanese government have to borrow money?
And why is economic growth always sought?

--The origin of these issues is the modern financial system. Instead of the government itself issuing money, the right to issue money has been turned over to private banks in the name "credit creation".

「Nenshu 6 wari demo Shukyu 4 ka」 toiu Ikikata

Shogakukan, October 2009

New Lifestyle: Sixty Percent Income for Three-Day Work Week

In 2008, I sent an email message to all of my employees to start preparing for the future, when it is expected that the Japanese economy will shrink by half. I wanted us to be ready for this change, not just as a company, but also as individuals. What you can do to prepare is to learn to do on your own all of the things you now pay others to do. Our great-grandparents grew their own food, sewed and repaired their own clothes, and did their own carpentry. Their lifestyles were more active than ours today, and they were healthier than we are because they were not addicted to consumerism like we are.

In Chapter II in the book, Mr Totten makes four proposals to the Japanese government:

  1.Revive the capital gains tax
  2.Sell US Treasury bonds and denominate loans to the US government in yen rather than
   US dollars
  3.Issue government money
  4.Make the government the employer of last resort

Aikokusha no Ryugi  -- Aoime no Nihonjin ga Anata ni Tsutaetai koto

PHP, March 2008

My Way of Patriotism: A Message from a New Japanese Citizen

"I cannot stand by and watch silently as American globalization causes Japan to collapse! This is a Japanese message--by a Japanese, for my fellow Japanese--on how to survive."

Japan is now at an important turning point both morally and economically. This is the first national crisis since the end of the war.
Mr. Totten conveys to Japanese readers how to live as patriotic Japanese citizens.

Nihon wa Ryakudatsu Kokka America o Suteyo

Business Sha, Janurary 2007

Japan, cast off America, the nation of plunderers
-- No need for globalization or shared illusions --

"I now hold neither affection nor goodwill toward the United States. Indeed, it could be said I've run out of patience, for now the only feeling that arises when I think of the country known as the United States is disappointment. I no longer feel any attachment. I don't even feel nostalgia."

This proposal is for the people of Japan by Mr Totten, who in 2006 was finally able to cast off his US citizenship and become a citizen of Japan.

Naze Nippon-jin wa Utsukushii Fushu o Suterunoka
Sin-nichika 8-nin Karano Atsuki Message.

Co-authored with Peter Frankl, Dario Ponnisi, et al., Meitaku Shuppan, February 2006

What's wrong with Japan? Messages from eight Japanophiles.

Nihon no Mono-Zukuri 58 no Ronten: Jizokuteki Hanei wo Kizuku Shisou

Co-authored with Karatsu Hajime, Nishibe Susume, et l., JIPM Solution, Dec. 2005

How Japan can become a sustainable society -- 58 esseys from 58 opinion makers.

Kaisha wa Kabunushi no Mono Dewa Nai

Co-authored with Iwai Katsuhito, Okumura Hiroshi, et al., Yousen-sha, November 2005

Who's an owner of a corporation?

GOODNESS -- Yoi Kaisha ni naru, Yoi Kaisha ni suru

Co-authored with Tasaka Hiroshi, et al., Nihon Plant Maintenance Association, March 2004.

What is required now as company policy is GOODNESS. Pursuing profit should not be the goal.

Internet no Kokateki Gakujutsu Riyo

Seibunsha, Co-authored with Sugita, et al., January 2004.

The internet manifests its greatest power as a repository of information, not as a means of broadcasting

Ginko wa Goto, Gaishi wa Hyena

Shogakukan Bunko, October 2002.

The Big Bang caused Japanese money to flow to US financial profiteers, who are now using it solely for their own gain.

Nihonjin e Saigo no Tuukoku

Co-Authored with Sarkisov Kostantin, Pema Gyalpo. Shogakukan Bunko , June 2001.

Japan's economic success after World War II was a miracle. What can or should Japan do now to help the people of the world?

Datsu-America ga Nihon o fukkatsu saseru

Tokuma Shoten, October 2000.

The American dream is over! Japan should not follow America's path. Learn the truth about America.

Anglo-Saxon wa Ningen wo Fukou ni suru

PHP Institute September 2000.

The mainstream media highly appraises 'global standards' (ie, American standards). But for its own good Japan should not blindly follow the worshippers of mammon.

Nouryoku naki mono wa sare de, Nihon wa hontou ni yomi gaeruka

Co-authored with Esaka Akira, Gendai Shorin, June 2000.

Merit system vs. seniority system. Is the merit system really the solution for companies to survive?

Shohi Fukyo, Koshite Toppasuru

PHP Kenkyujo, July 1999.

Private consumption accounts for 60% of Japan's GDP. To revive its economy, Japan should increase public consumption.

Rongo ni manabu "Hito no Michi"

Co-Authored with Funai Yukio, Business Sha, July 1999.

In the Edo period, the Shogun spent several hours weekly with his mentor studying The Analects of Confucius. We need such mentors in our companies today.

Nihongata Keiei wa Tadashii

Business Sha, April 1999.

Why has the US forced Japan to make so many deleterious changes? Who are the beneficiaries of Big Bang, deregulation, top-tier tax cuts?

Kanarazu Nihon wa yomigaeru

PHP Institute, December 1998. Goodbye to so-called global standards! Japan must choose its own path so it can rise again.

Amerika gata shakai wa Nihonjin wo fuko ni suru

Yamato Shobo, December 1998.

Instituting America's merit system will only bring unhappiness to Japanese. Japan need not copy the American jungle.

Nihon wa Nihon no Yarikata de ike

PHP Institute, May 1998.

Numerous things can be done to make citizens happier and the nation more prosperous. Becoming a 'great power' will not itself bring happiness to Japan.

Amerika wa Nihon wo sekai no koji ni suru

Goma Shobo, January 1998.

The Guidelines for US-Japan Defense Cooperation will be used as a trap to lure Japan into America's war!

Nihon wa Amerika no Zokkoku dewa nai

Goma Shobo, July 1997.

Japanese should realize the US government is exploiting over 6 trillion yen of Japanese taxpayer's money.

Me o samase Ohitoyoshi no Nippon

Goma Shobo, September 1995.

Japan has been conned into believing, following and financing the US. When will Japanese wake up?

Urotaeruna Nihon

Co-Authored with Omae Kenichi, Tawara Shoichiro, Tokuma Shoten, October 1994.

The US-Japan relationship from the Asian perspective. Why the bullying?

Nihonjin wa Amerika ni Damasareteiru

Goma Shobo, February 1994.

As long as Japan slavishly imitates America, the majority of Japanese will not find happiness.

Tenki ni Tatsu Nihon

Kobunsha, October 1992.

Japanese should not forget their work spirit. Now they should think about working to stay healthy and maintaining their current living standards.

Nihon wa Warukunai

Goma Shobo, June 1990.

The Japanese market is not closed or unique. The reason many American products do poorly is because they are simply not competitive.