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.(September 10, 2016)  
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   Yuki Yoshida  (Age:85-year-0-month-old)
           "Grateful to be alive and active!" 
The above photos, the left is the one taken coincidentally right on the very day and moment when the Huge and dreadful earthquake hit in Eastern Japan on March 11, 2011. The right one on day when my passport renewed in the Japanese Embassy on 11. September 2014, with another termination date of Ten years, 2024, meaning I would be 93-year-old when its time comes for the next renewal with another termination of 103 years old! Yes! the necessity would come again! Ha.

Well, someone is saying "What about the newest and the latest photos? My answer is simple. My everyday life in 24-hour is in "Suteteko(long drawers) & half sleeve shirt", not suitable for formal appearance! It might be when our family move to our scheduled own newly built beautiful house and lot in "Santa Rosa Heights" in a few years in a nice and beautiful big office of my own with suitable hero's costumes for the photo here, yes!

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
The columns for my regular writing in the past 

"A-bomb survivor testimony based on the three viewpoints"


"(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 death

Special message from the Editor to this English edition visitors!!
I am sure the visitors find taking time to open up this site. This is due to having posted so many photos concerned to the articles, especially  "Today's Events". The Editor's intention is to make the articles interesting in a visual way, as if the visitors enjoy following what I call "Illustrated Stories". The editing maximum volume per site is "1000MB=1GB", and I always try to make it the maxim for my spirit of service, so to speak. Thank you!  

                              Since 10th March, 2001
                                    Japanese  
                       Monday, October 31, 2016
Whenever or whatever the visitors feel something, please be kind enough to send e-mails to "Yoshida@a-bombsurvivor.com" 

I take pride in being able to say this website contain so much as to be able to say "As far as the contents volume is concerned, mine is the biggest in Japan!" 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) 
            
          (This website Editor before moving to the Philippines)
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The above photos are the ones taken in around 2001, when this website was first published by myself with minor knowledge of editing, not using the ready-made form of website editing. 

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 subsidary group companies". "Logic" came from my personal life philosophy of "logical thinking and behavior".

The photos above, the second and third from left are taken in what I called SOHO, small office and home office. The fourth 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 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 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" as a........is the most interesting life story beginning. What is it? or what it will be?...is the very things depicting in this website!

One thing that is worthy of depicting here and I feel proud of is that a trucking firm which has been my longest time client in 16-year before leaving Japan is still and will be so as long as I live and able to take my responsibility of sending "Yoshida's Message"(A4 full) for the company's monthly "Safety Meeting".

By the way, as the visitors see, this website is full of blogging and photos concerned.
"Data Size"(Editing volume) shows Yoshida's is the biggest! exceeding the top Rakuten!! My pride would be "If edited in a form of 'book', it would some tens of books!

The volume of this website is expanding more and more each day!
"Internet information & Yoshida blogs" is the one that is helping with the items as you see No.6566 as of now! The volume of the writings would be as big as a few dozens of books!

Finally, My satisfaction of this website editing work  would be that this sure gives me the best opportunities of my preventing senile! Ha ha.......
                     

                              Events on October 31 Wikipedia   
                                            
  October 31, Events(English edition)
                 (The past records of Events in the Japanese edition)
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Sorry, this column is only in the Japanese language. However, the photos  attached are the visual understanding of the Event, so that I try to paste them as its editing goes on,  trying to make up what is called "Illustrated Stories".

I take and accept this opportunities of learning histories regardless of time, nationalities and places. The photos attached to the column number many as seen. Those who cannot read Japanese may imagine what the column wants to deliver by taking a look at the photos.

The photos attached the Events, for example, number many, making the visitors can grasp the events contents in visual way, so to speak. The below are the ones I selected for this day Events;

By the way, This column started from April 21, 2014. When you click "Today's events picked from Wikipedia", you could imagine how the editing way developed as time goes on.

                      Internet information & Yoshida blogs
This column was newly posted on March 9, 2012, with 6588 items as of this day with my blogs and sometimes with photos concerned to the articles which I get from the Google. However, I really regret that this main column is edited only in Japanese. I have been totally occupied with this column editing with many articles brought by the Internet newspapers, newsletters and magazines, recently mainly with business magazines, though.    

Special note:Take a look at No.1195, for instance, which features the article & photo with Philipina nurse, Ms. Menchu Sanchez, with President's honorable praising words, standing beside the First Lady Michel.

The column is unique, I would say with confidence, in that I take up information from the internet newspapers and magazines which I find meaningful and significant to myself and my readers, so that I copy them in my own re-editing files with my own blogs on the issue.

My blogs are the very thing that I take pride in expressing what I think on the issue, sometimes in a humorous way or sarcastic or even negative to the article writer. My readers would get double-information on the issue, so to speak.
Therefore, I decided to concentrate my writing motivation to this column by closing the long-continued columns of "Hitorigoto(Monologue) & Tokudane(Exclusive)" (All in Japanese)by keeping them in a form of "The past records", which are so many and much.

I take a sort of a Guts in being able to say that all the articles and opinions I have written up this day, when edited in a book style, would be as many as, say, a couple of dozen books!!

I take a sort of a Guts in being able to say that all the articles and opinions I have written up this day, when edited in a book style, would be as many as, say, a couple of dozen books!!
                                                       
                                  The Editor's Special Diary Corner
This is a new plan for the Editor, trying to challenge to blog more freely in the editor's free mind of something in mind before trying to edit in a formal way to post in the site with no hesitation or anything the like of it. In a sense, I would like to use this corner as what is called "Behind the Stage" so to speak. So that this corner might be used when my wish to blog anything in someway or others as a sort of manuscript, thus the visitors might enjoy peering into the editor's room. Ha.

For instance, in the Japanese edition, I have that big amount of blogging in what is named "The Editor's Diary Corner". When you click the link it with other links attached at random,  you will be a bit surprised to find so many and much of the diary items are recorded in!

                                     No.26(Oct. 31, 2016)
              "Ecuadorean beauty queen crowned Miss Earth 2016"
My special interest is what this lady MISS EARTH responded in the question-and-answer portion in which she was asked, “If you were selected as Miss Earth 2016, what would be your program to protect Mother Earth from climate change?”

She impressed the judges by saying;“I truly believe in the 5 Rs, which is re-think, reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect. Because I believe that as human beings, if we apply that to our everyday lives, we can make a change and… we can save Mother Earth.”

The real beauty is not only the appearance but what the person has and think and wants to do in life.
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         Philippines Dominated 2015 Beauty Pageants - 6 Crowns in Total!!
                "Ecuadorean beauty queen crowned Miss Earth 2016"
                          (Manila Bulletin:
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                                     No.25(Oct. 29, 2016)
"Simone Schaller, Hurdler Who Competed in 1932 Olympics, Dies at 104"
I sure took quite a time for editing this article, trying to get more photos directly concerned to Ms. Simone Schaller with her family or when she was in her young days with her family or the like.

However, I was fortunate  being able to find a couple of former female athletes who appear in the article. The one is  Carla Marangoni, 100-year-old and Mien Klaver of the Netherlands, 105-year-old!!

I was fortunate finding a photo of the Japanese athletes who took part in this 1932 Olympics. I make it identified, I inserted our Japanese flag-map photo.

While editing this kind of article, I always try to build up imaginations how they lived and how they fought and how they competed in their sports person life both in pubic and privates. Amen!
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"Simone Schaller, Hurdler Who Competed in 1932 Olympics, Dies at 104"(New York Tines)

                                      No.24(Oct. 29, 2016)
"On October 28, 1886, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor."
This event was posted in the Japanese edition yesterday due to the equation of time. The photos attached then were some four in number.

My own experience with the Statute of Liberty dates back to 1993 when I was in the United States for "A month-investigation of the American trucking industry".

I recall that my visit to New York for the first time was a sort of exciting experiences. It was in the sight-seeing boat that I saw and watched the Statue of Liberty at a distance, unable to land in the island and make further sightseeing. However, this editing work sure brings me good enough good memory of this historical statue.(35-photo-atached file)(163.66KB)

n This Day in American History
On October 28, 1886, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. The mammoth copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, becomes recognized the world over as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.

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       "1886 Grover Cleveland dedicates Statue of Liberty...."(HISTORY)
             The old ones are kept in "The Editor's Special Diary Corner"

                The party piece of this Editor, Yoshida
(The following is only an example of what I have in personal policy or what are called "personal philosophy" or the like. Others are supposed to be translated into English someday, though) 

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 one 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!

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.


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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2. "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 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.

                               
3.
"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 overlap 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!".

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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4.
  "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.

     


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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                                 Monday, October 31, 2016  
                                            YUKI YOSHIDA
                    “Grateful to be alive and active”  
      
                               (85-year-0-month old)
                      Santa Rosa city, Laguna, Philippines
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