2019/01/24
Katsuhito Iwai Speculators are those who buy and sell "merely for the purpose of sort-term capital gain" without buying or producing what they need. The market price loses the "substantial anchor" there, it becomes turbulent by unreliable information and rumors and extremely unstable. Both consumers and producers are forced to plan consumption, stock goods and adjust inventory according to this market price, therefore they cannot escape this instability. From "The Theory Of Capitalism In The...
2019/01/23
Takenori Inoki As technology becomes more advanced, each process has meaning only in the overall context, and the content of labor is not complete by itself. The processes are separated from each other, and consciousness only works to fill the adjacent part of the huge jigsaw puzzle. This seriousness that nobody knows the whole also embraces science and administration today. From "History Of Thought On Freedom" written by the economist. "January 23 2019 from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu...
2019/01/22
Kiriu Minashita She has to take her child to the hospital today too. She has to wait for a long time until seeing the doctor or feed cake as a reward at a cafe after examination. The sociologist constantly types on a computer even at those times. Looking at the hourglass showing that the tea is ready, her son said like this to his mother who fought the clock desperately. The cruelty of time that does not allow holding back? From "A Man Without 'A Place To Stay', A Woman Without 'Time'," which...
2019/01/21
MOYAI From a lecture book about poverty issues, "Sir, what is poverty?" of NPO corporation Independent Living Support Center, "MOYAI." If we call what we can rely on when we are in difficulties such as help from family and friends, a decent educational environment, securing employment, and institutional protection, "reservoir", the state of losing the "reservoir" is poverty. In that sense, "economic poverty" is intricately intertwined with "poverty of connection." "January 21 2019 from...
2019/01/20
a magazine editor This is the sentence attached to the letter of request for writing. I think that humans surrender themselves to the event of tears flowing than shedding tears in grief. Without resisting the nature of flowing. When some other person holds back tears, people who see it shed tears next time. As it is also said that the lacrimal gland loosens, relaxing the body causes the emotional sediment to wash away. Humans are sometimes saved by physiology. "January 20 2019 from “Oriori no...
2019/01/19
Peter Wohlleben Trees also raise children. Parents spread branches overhead of young trees to block light. Because they grow slowly, the tissue also becomes dense and they are hard to break. Instead, nutrients are sent through the roots. Decayed trees and fallen trees also become soil that grow saplings because it is rich in nutrients due to decomposition by fungi and insects. This is an educational method humans also should follow. From "Trees' Unknown Life" written by the former Forestry...
2019/01/18
Kazuyo Toda A weary-looking mother fox who lost her child fox. When she passed by a phone box, a boy was delightedly telling his mother who was hospitalized in a distance hospital what had happened to him that day. One night, the phone box suddenly ceased to function and the mother fox turned into a new phone box. The lively voice of the boy echoes inside her. Knowing that it will melt the mother's sadness, a light started to burn again in the mother's fox's heart. From a picture book, "Phone...
2019/01/17
Tomohisa Sato, Kenji Kai, Hisashi Kitano People concerned record and make use of them using video cameras like pencils instead of official records. Those three people trying to convey this activity after the Great East Japan Earthquake say that they had a wish that future generations be able to come in touch with "the diversity of various stories latent in the past" when they are at the crossroads of their life. From "Let's Build A Community Archive!" "January 17 2019 from “Oriori no...
2019/01/17
Isao Takahata The anime director says that Japanese culture has developed a lot of emergence using the limit against it when trying to imitate the "head family" of China and the West, and finding it impossible to do it. For example, as he created a unique framing method in manga and was successful in providing dynamic expression, I wish we could such emergence also in diplomacy. From a talk with critic, Shuichi Kato in "Japan, Its Mind And Form." "January 16 2019 from “Oriori no Kotoba” by...
2019/01/15
Nada Inada "Opinions that all members of society can agree about without explanation," were called "commonplace", and now are called "common sense." They change with the times. In other words, common sense includes understanding that it is relative. The psychiatrist says that what is important is that keeping an eye to every corner of society, people should "not be biased," and that many people are "sharing it" with other people. From "Common Sense Philosophy." "January 15 2019 from “Oriori...

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