To Those Who Visited This Site for The First Time      
 
    The editor of this web site, Yuki Yoshida(Hereafter call with the subject of "I", have played what I call "The first, the second and the third stages of Life back in Japan as a top business person. On February 1st, 2009, I began, at the age of late 78, to have what I call "The fourth stage of life" in this soil of the Republic of the Philippines with some aims and reasons, which the visitors would come to find by visiting this Web from time to time.  
      As the visitors of this site see, I try to use as many and much photos concerned. This comes from my motivation of trying to make the visitors enjoy watching the photos concerned, that is, to enjoy visiting this site as a sort of what I call "the illustrated stories". (January 1st, 2018) 

 The photos below are the ones which show what I experienced at the time of being hit by the atomic bomb on August 6, 1945. Students in those day were obliged to throw away studying and work for companies in the absence of employees who were dragged into war battles. My classmates all were assigned to the streetcar and bus repairing plants, while in my case being crippled by polio, I was given office work. It was on my way through the corridore walking to my office alone after the teacher's message in the morning ceremony, that I was hit by the blast. The building collapsed andⅠ was buried under collapsed building with prayer for my helpless escape hope. However, some moment passed, I saw a deem light above my head, so that I crawled up in the debris to the the light above. I was aware I was on the top of the collapsed building, knowing myself looking down far below when I got out. I recall I cried out, "Mammy! Blood coming out!!". Later I came to be aware that I had deep cuts in my face. Well, this is a short real story of a part of a-bomb sufferers' experience. (July 21, 2018)
        
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(The photos from left;1. Present head office, 2. Street car dock, 3. Kamiya-cho  Junction, 4.Collapsed building under which I was buried in for some time, 5-6. Its Display Panel in front of the head office building, the last is the office building where I worked.   

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   Yuki Yoshida  (Age:86-year-10-month-old)
           "Grateful to be alive and active!" 
The upper two photos are in time of my second life in Perpetual university dormitory double rooms, and the below is the newly rented independent house in a village named BelAir 1, where I now live with a Filipino family in a different bigger house. A moment after this photo taken, we had a power cut for a few minutes, which was due to that huge earthquake in Eastern Japan.  

The followings are some of my writing records in English publicly opened. The Japanese editions of this kind are far the more, though.... 
    Articles written in English:not in order
著書・執筆実績・懸賞論文(冊子・雑誌・単行本等)記録(My visual publication record in Japanese)
The columns for my regular writing in the past 
"A-bomb survivor testimony based on the three viewpoints"and
"(Open letter) Dear Mr. President Obama"
"Atomic bomb survivor credits desire to learn for living 'four lives'" (The JAPAN Times, August 4, 2012, by KRIS KOSAKA)
 Calabarzon Breaking News 
 "A-bomb and Me"
Special corner for introduction of the Philippines and its people
The mission for Hibakushas --Needs for building consensus for the Reconciliation between the a-bomb dropper and the sufferers 
Sister Hiroko's deathInternet information & Yoshida blogs                   
 「An episode about Yoshida and Mrs. Ann Adams, polio artist

                                   Since 10th March, 2001
                                    Japanese  
                       Monday, September 24, 2018
This website of mine is some 17 years old. Apart from whether good or not, the volume itself is not small! Just try to click "The Data Size(The Editing volume)". If edited into book form it would be as big as some "A few dozens"!
               English top site records(End of the day) 
                  Japanese top site records(End of the day) 
  (The below photos are the ones before moving to the Philippines)

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I was then in the third stage of my life as a business consultant, maverick consultant firm, LOGITANT, Inc., meaning "Logistic and Logical Consultant. Logistic comes from my own experience of managing a trucking industry company, years later developing into what I called "Seven group companies". "Logic" came from my personal life philosophy of "logical thinking and behavior".

The fourth from left is the one depicting "My  9-minutes-speech in Las Vegus in the International conference of SAM(The Society for Advancement of Management)". I was then the president of Hiroshima branch chapter of the SAM(The Society for Advancement of Management). The award was "Material Handling Award". The attendants were some 300, business persons, university professors and the graduate students, one third each. My dear memory was "Huge standing ovation with whistles" occurred and continued even after returned to my table on the stage!!

Thus after spending my first , second and third stages of my life as a top business person, I am in this soil of the Philippines playing what I call "The fourth life". My expectation would be the 5th life in which I would call "The final fifth stage of my life for writing my final personal history".

                    The Events Yoshida selected from Wikipedia
This column is for the absence of "Today@VOA" in the week-end of Saturday and Sunday and National holidays in the American time. This column Editor has no week-end nor any holidays.

                       Events SEPTEMBER  24, Yoshida-selected
                                      From  Wikipedia Septedmber 24
Wikipedia(English edition)(September 24:"2015 – At least 1,100 people are killed and another 934 wounded after a stampede during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia."
The article concerned:"Death toll from 2015 Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca reaches 2411, the most in the ritual’s history"
The photos concerned:"The Hajj in Saudi Arabia 2015"
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"Death toll from 2015 Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca reaches 2411, the most in the ritual’s history"
                       Events SEPTEMBER  23, Yoshida-selected
                                      From  Wikipedia Septedmber 23
Wikipedia(English edition)(September 23:"1338–The Battle of Arnemuiden was the first naval battle of the Hundred Years' War and the first naval battle using artillery, as the English ship Christopher had three cannons and one hand gun."
The article concerned:"1338-The Battle of Arnemuieden(History Bytez)"
The photos concerned:"1338–The Battle of Arnemuiden"
ウィキペディア(日本語版)(9月23日:「当該記事なし」(None)

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                                               Today@VOA
                                  No.532(9.25. 2018)  (Scheduled)
                                             No.531(9.22. 2018)

"On September 21,1780, American General Benedict Arnold becomes a..." 
                          "1780 Benedict Arnold commits treason(HISTORY)"      
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Benedict Arnold"  "ベネディクト・アーノルド(Benedict Arnold)"
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On This Day in American History
On September 21,1780, American General Benedict Arnold becomes a traitor after meeting with British Major John Andre to discuss handing over West Point, now the United States Military Academy, to the British in exchange for money and a high position in the British military. Arnold’s plot never came to fruition, but the former hero has become synonymous with the word “traitor” ever since.

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                                       No.530(9.21. 2018)
   "On September 20 1973, top women’s player Billie Jean King, 29, beats..."                       "When Billie Beat Bobby(HISTORY)"                  

 

         NYTimes "Obituaries: Who lived more than 100-year-old"                                                        No.12                                    
                                 (New York Times, August 15,  2018
     "Amber Tatro, Whose Suit Gave rights to Disabled Students, Dies at 42"      
"Amber Tatro, Whose Suit Gave rights to Disabled Students, Dies at 42"
                                               (Yoshida-Edited File)      
     "Amber Tatro, Whose Suit Gave rights to Disabled Students, Dies at 42"         


                               The Editor's memo for this day!
                                Wedensday, 19, September
      The Nikkei's Japanese article "近現代史の本をひもとくと、大恐慌のころに「活躍」した米国の2人組の名前がよく出てくる」(When Open a Neo Modern Book, There Come Out The Names Of A Couple Of American Politicians, Who Played Big In Time Of Depression".  The hiroes are "Reed SmootWillis C. Hawley".
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              An episode about Yoshida and Mrs. Ann Adams, polio artist
Please click: "Mrs Ann Adams, polio artist" & "Ann Adams" for more information!!

                This editor's hidden talent is the English recitation of                               1. "Lord's Prayer "  "The Lion's Code of Ethics"  "Youth "
                    ï¼”.  "Lincoln's Gettysburg's Address"   5. "My Way "
I am fond of English language. My history of English language studying dates back when I was in night-time high school. I was obliged to give up higher education because of my father's early death right after the Hiroshima atomic bomb drop.

The followings are the ones I am proud of being able to make recitation of in good memory in a way as a native speaker or even better(laugh). This is the one I could be proud of and being able to make better than the natives, yes!. You will be astonished when hear it! Sure!!

Oh I remember back in Japan some years ago, I happened to watch the CNN on the Day 11-9 ceremony, an American politician made that recitation as good as I!(laugh again)


At the end of this top page, let me introduce something about my personal hobby for English language learning and practices. The following five English notes are the ones I love to make recitation of with loud voice as good as the native English speakers.

The motivation  for this habit is very interesting, and let me explain;
Back in Japan when I was 40-year-old or so, I began to take a morning nice and hot bath after more than an-hour-physical exercises until good amount of perspiration, which, I thought, was good for a person who cannot enjoy the shower after playing the golf because of being with polio. 


Good amount of perspiration after exercises and more in hot bath tub brought me splendid feeling, so that I hit upon an idea of using the time in the bathtub in a more efficient way, and that is to make recitations of English speech or the poem or the like while enjoying nice and hot tub!

By the way, dipping into nice and hot bathtub is no more needed for me in this tropical country. My style all through the day and night is "Suteteko(middle-long light pants) & short shirts style" from morning through night.

Well, let me explain my English recitation hobbies. The first one is "The Lord's Prayer", and continued on with such as; 
"Lord's Prayer", "The Lion's Code of Ethics", "Lincoln's Gettysburg's Address", "Youth", "My Way". This takes about 8-minute, which I found it was good enough time before the perspiration came out(In Japan with nice and hot bath tub, but no more here in a tropical country, though.)
My recitation items and the motivations are as follow; 

1. "Lord's Prayer"

I was born in a Buddist family. When I was in high school(Night time one because of my destiny of abandoning higher education after my father's early death after the A-bomb, to take care of my family.

It happened that I won the first prize in the English speech contest for Hiroshima prefecture high school. The title was "How I've fought my way out." This was the beginning of my long way of life benefited by my English knowledge and human relationship brought by that.

The biggest one was my experience with an American lady missionary and English teacher in Hiroshima Mission school, Miss Anderson by the name, who came to me at the contest with her student girl, saying "Congratulations, Mr.Yoshida. May I introduce my student?...". That was  the beginning of my association with the missionary and her student, Miss Murakami.....

The former, Miss Anderson, to my way to become a Christian with "The Lord's Prayer" close to my life, and the latter, in later years, become my life benefactor.

One of the great lessons I learned from Miss Anderson was that "The polio is the greatest gift given me by God who wants me to show people how a man can be that strong if he has faith in God. This was the beginning of my lifelong association with the Lord's Prayer.

By the way this happening brought another life-valued opportunity of getting associated with her student, Miss Yoshino Murakami, who in later years, became my life-long, unforgettable and precious friend girl I ever knew. She happened to be a daughter of Hiroshima University professor and later year became the president of the Mission high and university, and more, becoming the go-between for my wedding, which ended in separation years later(Ha).

Continuing to write about her(Miss Murakami) more, let me tell the visitors about my essay contest winner article titled "My eternal platonic sweetheart and benefactor in my life". If you click the link, there comes the copy of that Article (though in Japanese), which was the one I got the prize for "one of the 55 items selected as "good works" among 717 applied. The contest was sponsored by a publishing company in Tokyo under the title of "My first love, first HE and first HER". The applicants were from teenagers to eightieth. The below far the right is the cover opened backside, in which my essay appears on P.235.

Well, sorry for getting off the line in my writing about how I got to be closely associated with the Lord's Prayer.

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ï¼’. "The Lion's Code of Ethics"
At the time I was one of the Lion's club members, especially when I was the chairman of a committee and editor-in-chief of the magazine published by the Lions Club 336-C-district, something made me to try to memorize it being able to make recitation of. It happened that we had the Cabinet sponsored the Cabinet Annual General Assembly where we invited the American President of the International Club Association, Mr. Woolard was the name.

I was told that the President's special favorite is "The Lions Code of Ethics", so that I tried to memorize it and, if ever have a chance, I could let him know of that big passion of mine as a "Lion" as passionate as he. Ha


In fact I had good opportunities of being with him at his visit as a chairman of the committee and the editor-in-chef of the magazine. Apparently, he seemed to be much surprised to know of this, saying "I love the code but not as much and good as I memorize it...". Later months, I had an honor of receiving his award.
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"Youth"
This poem is very popular among Japanese regardless of their being business tops or the workers. A friend of mine gave me the copy, saying that "Yoshida"s way of life overlaps with the way the poem writes". I was charmed with its contents so that I brought it  into one of my favorite recitations.

I remember that the first time I happened to know of this poem was at my twentieth when I came to know that the poem was by Samuel Ullman who first appeared in the Readers' Digest in 1945, the year the World War ended, and years passed after my friend gave me a poem text. 

I also came to know that General Douglas MacArthur, was one of the lovers of the poem. An interesting point and proud of about my recitations with this one is that at the end of  the poem of, I personally add some words to that. "...you may die young at eighty." turns to my own words of "...You may die young at a hundred!! in Yoshida's own words!". As for this living-life-years-target, it has turned to be(Don't laugh) 120 years! The first motivation was to live as long as my mother's 102! and her younger sister(My aunt) life of 104! And some years ago I happened to know of the longest-lived Filipina, 119! My minimum target turned to 120!(Ha ha) 

By the way, General Douglas MacArthur is so familiar to the Filipinos. I found in The Manila Times an article about him entitled "
Behind every great man  The women in  the life of General Douglas MacArthur".  
    
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ï¼”.  "Lincoln's Gettysburg's Address" 
Lincoln's Gettysburg' Address is popular even among Japanese. Fortunately, in my life with a widow lady after my divorce with my former wife(....Well, sorry for being personal. A huge amount of story await for me to tell about my life history, though), her daughter happened to read aloud her high school English text, I gave her some suggestion on the pronunciation, which brought me great interest to make it as one of my own favorite English recitations.

It was in 1993 when I was in the midst of my "One-month-investigation trip to the States", I visited  the Abraham Memorial Hall, where I met the President statue and on the side wall was his that famous speech! I was captured with that big speech text carved or painted, and began to stay there with my reading in heart as if making myself speaking it!

An American man standing beside me seemed interested so that I said to him, "I could make that recitation perfectly!" like a boy being proud of being able to! He seemed interested and said, "when I was young, schools used to demand students to memorize and read it aloud. However, in modern times...No..." by shrinking his shoulders.)

I remember the year before last, on the 9.11 ceremony in NY, an American politician, whose name I don't remember, stood on the platform beside the speech table with this recitation, needless to say not looking down on the speech table for the text. I thought I could make it as good as he did!!

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5. "My Way "
"My Way" is indeed the best one to end the 8-minute-recitations as the final one in that I can overlap my own life with that of the original singer Frank Sinatra, in such a way as he ended with;

The last words of Frank's is ♪....Yes..., this is my way...♪ is the very thing that yoshida wants to say in heart, concluding a series of English recitations with ♪...Yes, this is my OWN way...♪. I conclude a series of my English recitation with the thought that "I have lived and will continue living the life in the way I believed to be right and demanded to...".

My last stage of life here in the soil of the Philippines is to end my life with a prayer of those who died here with no regards of nationalities during the World War II with my humble prayers.


A couple of photos attached far the right below are Ms. Masako Doi, ex socialist parliament lady, who became the first Chairwoman in the parliament general assembly, was a fond of ♪My Way♪. She used to sing it with her dignity and passion as if she herself played the life like that of Frank. See her proud posture with her back so straight in her parliament chairwoman table, and so do this an aged man of Yoshida. I thank you for reading such a long explanation. 
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Lastly, this Editor, Yoshida, would like to give the visitors a smiling "Peanuts and his fellow doggy" with their cute thoughts or conversation. This piece of cartoon symbolizes  one of my life philosophies I reached after more than 60-year -life as a top business person in three stages of Life in Japan.

This idea is well and much expressed as "From own profit to others' profit", which is explained in detail when you click that, though in Japanese. Someday, I would like to have its English translation for my intention of giving the visitors as a token of my thanks for your kind visit.

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     Thanks for your visit to my website. Please be sure to come again!!                                                                                                (813.88KB)        
                                    Monday, September 24, 2018                                                                               YUKI YOSHIDA
                               “Grateful to be alive and active”  
                                        (86-year-10-month old)
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