We Japanese love bathing, especially the
open-air hot spring bathing. Photo pictures
of Japanese monkeys in an open-air hot spring
are well known. The beautiful sceneries with
many hot springs and frequent earthquakes
are somehow sticking together. Therefore
big earthquakes and tsunamis visit us rather
often. The Japanese building technology against
the earthquakes has been developed through
the experiences and has high standard in
A big scandal has happened that quite
of tall-multistoried flats with false
engineering against the earthquake
sold by a group of developers, engineering
consultants and contractors.
But the dishonest businesses haven't
unusual. We have had many of them.
the handbags and the sneakers, there
so many fake exclusive brands goods.
people consciously buy and enjoy them
We have had larger scale organized dishonest
businesses. Often our government, the authorities,
the industries and the academic people work
together. "The Minomata disease",
"The asbestos disaster", and "The
AIDS disaster" are just some of them.
For many years well-known facts have been
concealed from us such as the cancer developing
effect and the high-risk AIDS contaminated
But the crimes concerning the housing shouldn't
be considered as just one branch of many
malicious businesses. This is a grave sort
of crime. To supply and to secure a roof
on each one of the population are one of
the bases of modern nations. The housings
shall not be considered just like the building
products as profitable real estates such
as office or industrial buildings and resort
facilities for the speculation.
So long when we pick up, analyze and
these housing crimes as a part of the
businesses series, we regard the earthquake
collapsing housings and the tire loosing
When we purchase our house, we think
hesitate, and try to see our future,
parents, and our coming old age. For
of us it is the most expensive adventure
in our life. We take loans, i.e. borrow
The loans are very long termed, for
or for 35 years. We sell out our future
to the banks.
We have gone through a period called
bubble economy. The financial institutions
sold us the memberships of the golf
When the period got over and the membership
lost its mortgage value, the debt remained
to the loan takers. The government
tax money compensated the remained
the banks, which they couldn't collect.
the victims of the false constructed
must hold the debt of the loan, and
add another extra loan for their new
then the banks shall enjoy repeating
Our education and medical care systems
a matter of moneymaking businesses.
housing system is proved to be also
How long shall we follow the route
the money dominating society ?