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The earthquake and the tsunami were on March 11th. Soon it$B!G(Bs June 11th, the fourth day of the month of the catastrophe. Now I remember that June the 11th was my mother$B!G(Bs birthday and my father was born in June the 10th 1901. Emperor Showa was born in 1901 04 29. When I put the dates of the modern history of Japan together with my father$B!G(Bs personal history and his ages at those days, I can simulate and understand those day$B!G(Bs situations of Japan well and clearly. In the 1900$B!G(Bs, Japan had gone through Russo-Japanese War, World War I, The Great Depression, Kanto Earthquake in 1923, Sino-Japanese War II, and World War II which ended with Hiroshima-Nagasaki Bombings. At Kanto Earthquake my father was 22 years old and at the end of World War II, he was 44 years old. My common memory with my father began under the war when I was evacuated from Tokyo, school evacuation in the summer 1944 which continued to November 1945 for 15 months.
Today we are still having the wars. The economic catastrophes attack us without warnings as we all know. And we are in the midst of the natural and the man-made$B!!(Bcatastrophes. I am disgusted with myself for my ignorance and incompetence for them. But there might be some positive aspect; there are so many subjects I don$B!G(Bt know means at the same time I have a lot of possibilities and chances to enjoy studying them. It is very strange that there are such many professors and respected scholars who are considered as specialists but their explanations come always after the catastrophes. They have never warned and protected us from the disasters. Wars come one after another, the economic catastrophes mercilessly hit us hard.$B!!(BIf my ignorance and incompetence are because of the education I have had, what have I learned for 16 years? If they are for the lack of information, what does journalism send us every day?
Today, all of us have extremely high interest in the nuclear power generator system. No wonder. The world is divided into three groups: 1) Pro nuclear system, 2) Anti, 3) Freeze and wait. If you count the number of the population of each group, the group 1 nation$B!G(Bs people are the overwhelming majority. Electricity is very effective and easy to handle for getting a better life and for a higher industrial productivity. The majority of the people in the world are not receiving enough the benevolence of electricity. There is a great gap between so called $B!H(Bthe Developing$B!I(B and $B!H(Bthe Advanced$B!I(B. We must face to this fact and take a clear and definitive stance on it. So long trying to solve only the domestic energy supply problem, we shall never be freed from the terror of the radioactivity.