2012年6月30日 星期六

whistleblower wins, 慰安婦攝影展、尖尖閣閣Restaurateur turns filmmaker to show plight of Tibetan refugees


Japan whistleblower wins in Supreme Court in nation first as judge dismisses Olympus appeal

TOKYO — Japan’s Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a whistleblower for the first time in a case that highlights the harsh treatment outspoken employees have endured in a nation that zealously values loyalty and conformity.
Despite being a good salesman with experience in the United States, Masaharu Hamada, 51, was demoted at Olympus Corp., forced to take rudimentary tests and ignored by colleagues, in what he alleged was reprisal for raising the issue of supplier complaints.
He received a notice Saturday from this nation’s highest court, dated Thursday, dismissing the appeal by Tokyo-based camera and medical equipment maker Olympus of a 2010 lower court decision. It sealed the victory of the little “salaryman” against a giant of Japan Inc.
“We need a society where honest hard-working people don’t lose out,” Hamada told The Associated Press. “This is about justice and human rights.”
Hamada’s story highlights how workers labeled as misbehaving are punished in Japan, where major companies like Olympus offer lifetime employment, although they more freely fire contract and part-time workers.
That means employees like Hamada become targets of cruel harassment designed to silence them or make them quit. Hamada was nearly driven to breakdown during his five-year battle.
Japan is behind some Western nations in protecting whistleblowers. A law to protect them was enacted only in 2006, and critics say it is inadequate because it does not penalize companies that punish whistleblowers. To pursue legal action, whistleblowers can’t quit as the law only applies to employees.
Only a handful of whistleblower has come forward in Japan in the past few decades. When they do, they are treated as outcasts, sometimes being told to sit in closet-sized offices or to mow the lawn. Sometimes even their children become victims of discrimination. So abhorred is the employee who dares to question the company.
Hamada sued Olympus in 2008, saying he was punished for relaying a supplier’s complaint that its best employees were being lured away by Olympus. Olympus said he was merely transferred, not demoted.
His case is considered a whistleblowing case in Japan because he went first to his bosses and then to the company compliance unit, trying to raise questions about the professional behavior of colleagues for the public good, and, as the Supreme Court found, was punished unfairly in retribution.
Last year, the Tokyo High Court reversed an earlier district court decision and ordered Olympus to pay Hamada 2.2 million yen ($28,000) in damages for the transfer. Olympus had appealed.
Olympus was not immediately available for comment Saturday. In the past, it has called the court rulings favoring Hamada “regrettable.”
Olympus has been targeted recently by another high-profile whistleblower, Briton Michael Woodford, the former chief executive.
Woodford was fired in October after he blew the whistle on dubious accounting at Olympus. The company later acknowledged it hid 117.7 billion yen ($1.5 billion) in investment losses dating back to the 1990s. Three former Olympus executives, including the ex-chairman, were arrested earlier this year on suspicion of orchestrating the accounting cover-up.
Woodford has become a hero in Japan. Three weeks ago, Woodford won a 10 million pound (1.2 billion yen, $15.4 million) settlement from Olympus in a British court. He had sued alleging unlawful dismissal and discrimination as he was not given the same treatment as a Japanese employee.
How Hamada will be treated at Olympus on Monday remains unclear.
He plans to show up at work at 8:45 a.m. as usual, wearing his company color, blue, as he is confident he is an upstanding “Olympus-man.”
Hamada said he would like to be transferred to the corporate compliance division, given the serious problems that have surfaced with Woodford’s case and the knowledge he has gained about proper management through his court battle.
“I would like to work for the true revival of Olympus, where dedicated employees can work and feel joy, in a nurturing environment, and be proud,” said Hamada.

EDITORIAL: Freedom of expression must be protected
On the question of Nikon Corp.'s decision to cancel a photo exhibition featuring "comfort women" 慰安婦 who were forced to provide sex to Japanese soldiers before and during World War II, the Tokyo District Court issued an injunction requiring the company to provide the venue in line with the contract with a photographer. Although Nikon filed an appeal, the photo exhibition opened on June 26 as scheduled.



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Restaurateur turns filmmaker to show plight of Tibetan refugees

photoA scene from "Olo" (Provided by Sukoburu Kobo)photoKuku Minami, owner of the Mamekura curry restaurant in Tokyo's Musashino who proposed making a documentary of a Tibetan refugee boy (Provided by Kuku Minami)
Tokyo curry shop owner Kuku Minami is more used to dishing out his spicy creations than being behind the camera of a serious documentary film.

By ROPPEI TSUDA/ Staff Writer
Tokyo curry shop owner Kuku Minami is more used to dishing out his spicy creations than being behind the camera of a serious documentary film.
But Minami felt he wanted to show the plight of Tibetan refugees, so he set about making a film, which will be opening in two Tokyo theaters starting June 30.
The movie, titled "Olo," is about a Tibetan boy fled from his home country to India at age 6 and is now in his early teens and living in a refugee facility in northern India.
“I hope the audience members will get a sense of hope from the protagonist who is searching for a way to live,” said Minami, 61, the owner of Mamekura, a curry restaurant in Tokyo’s Musashino.
Minami is the man behind the making of "Olo," from the planning and casting, to shooting in overseas locales.
Organizing a charity event with his friends for Tibetans in the summer of 2008, Minami felt compelled to show the difficult life that many Tibetan refugees are facing.
Minami talked to a new friend, screenwriter Hisaya Iwasa, who told him, “Why don’t you make a movie focusing on a child, for example?”
Minami met Olo in the winter 2009 in India, when he was visiting refugee facilities operated by the Tibetan government with Iwasa and others.
He was touched by the boy with the clear eyes and innocent expression, despite his sad and eventful past of having to leave his family and flee his country.
Minami talked to him in broken English. “Are you interested in appearing in a movie?” he asked the boy.
Iwasa, who directed the film, appears in the documentary as he travels along with Olo, which was Minami’s idea.
The reason?
“Olo was overwhelmed, suddenly being selected to play the main role,” Minami recalled. “I wanted to help him open his mind and bring his natural self out.”
Although Minami was a total stranger to filmmaking, he filmed his movie on location in India and Nepal in 2010 and 2011.
He slept with Olo in the same room, and volunteered to play the role of his father during the location shooting.
Three years since Minami conceptualized the film, his movie was completed, thanks partly to funds raised from more than 400 people.
The movie revolves around Olo’s nostalgia for his homeland, but includes scenes of the young teen mingling with Tibetan refugee women, who appeared in another of Iwasa’s movies, and some animation.
“Many people in the world are forced to live like Olo and his friends,” Minami said. “I want as many people as possible to understand the reality.”
“Olo” will be shown at Eurospace in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward from June 30 and at Baus Theater in Tokyo’s Kichijoji district from July 7, and followed by screenings in other venues in Japan.

2012年6月27日 星期三

KUSO日本歷史BP人物 臨終經驗 蒔絵の人間国宝




調 查結果顯示,有4成2的患者在臨終前看到別人看不到的景象,不但看得到、聽得到,也能感受得到,其中一半患者告訴家屬看到已過世的親人,有人則是感受到神 明或光影。研究小組將這種臨終體驗視為宗教指涉的「接引」,調查也發現臨終前的「接引」體驗,緩和了多數患者對死亡的不安情緒,有4成7的臨終患者覺得很 好,持否定意見者僅1成9。


大場松魚さん死去 蒔絵の人間国宝

大場松魚さん(おおば・しょうぎょ=蒔絵〈まきえ〉師、人間国宝、金沢美術工芸大名誉教授、本名大場勝雄〈おおば・かつお〉)が21日、老衰で死去、 96歳。通夜は23日午後7時、葬儀は24日午前11時から金沢市元町1の8の20のセレモニー会館兼六城北で。喪主は長男で横浜薬科大教授の正志(まさ し)さん。




Maki-e (蒔絵?, literally sprinkled picture) is Japanese lacquer sprinkled with gold or silver powder as a decoration using a makizutsu or a kebo brush. The technique was developed mainly in the Heian Period (794–1185) and blossomed in the Edo Period (1603–1868). Maki-e objects were initially designed as household items for court nobles, they soon gained more popularity and were adopted by royal families and military leaders as an indication of power.




Kenji Miyazawa (宮沢 賢治 1896 - 1933)

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Kenji Miyazawa (宮沢 賢治, Miyazawa Kenji, 27 August 1896 - 21 September 1933) was a Japanese poet and author of children's literature in the early Shōwa ...

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Famed poet's cello will make beautiful music again

photoPoet Kenji Miyazawa's cello and his sister Toshi's violin are on display side by side at the Miyazawa Kenji Museum in Hanamaki, Iwate Prefecture. (Hiroshi Tadaki)
HANAMAKI, Iwate Prefecture -- Famed poet and children's book author Kenji Miyazawa died at age 37 in 1933 leaving behind few things but his beloved works and his favorite cello.

2012年6月26日 星期二

「 朱舜水先生終焉之地碑」・・東大農学部・・


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2012年6月23日 星期六

Kyoto Prize,The Japan Prize (日本国際賞) , Praemium_Imperiale

American wins Japan’s highest private award


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TOKYO —  An American regarded as the father of computer graphics, an Indian literary critic and a Japanese molecular cell biologist are winners of the annual Kyoto Prize, Japan’s highest private award for global achievement.

The Inamori Foundation said Friday that U.S. computer scientist Ivan Sutherland won the advanced technology prize. Sutherland is perhaps best known for developing the Sketchpad in 1963. The graphics interface program that allowed users to manipulate figures on a screen through pointing a device — an innovation that helped people use computers without the need for complicated programming.

Gayatri Chakrovoty Spivak , an Indian literary critic and educator whose work focuses on those marginalized by Western culture, including immigrants, the working class and women, won the arts and philosophy prize. A professor at Columbia University, she is known in literary circles for her essay, “Can the Subaltern Speak?” about the economically dispossessed.

Japan’s Yoshinori Ohsumi, a molecular biologist at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, was awarded the basic sciences prize for his contributions in the significance of autophagy, now regarded as a vital cell-recycling system that may aid in future developments to treat neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cancer and other age-related ailments.

The Inamori Foundation is a charitable body established in 1984 by the founder of Japanese electronic component maker Kyocera Corp., Kazuo Inamori.

Each laureate will receive a diploma, a gold Kyoto Prize medal and a cash gift of 50 million yen ($630,000) at a ceremony in Kyoto in November.


我知道日本起碼有三大獎 國際馳名

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The Japan Prize (日本国際賞) is awarded to people from all parts of the world whose "original and outstanding achievements in science and technology are recognized as having advanced the frontiers of knowledge and served the cause of peace and prosperity for mankind."
t is presented by The Science and Technology Foundation of Japan. The prize consists of a certificate, a commemorative medal and a cash award of approximately 50 million yen (about USD$450,000). Only living individuals may be nominated for the prize.

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Year Name Nationality Citation
2008 Vinton Gray Cerf
Robert E. Kahn
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for the creation of network architecture and communication protocol for the Internet.
Victor A. McKusick Flag of the United States United States for the establishment of medical genetics and contributions to its development.
2007 Albert Fert
Peter Grünberg
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for the discovery of Giant Magneto-Resistance (GMR) and its contribution to development of innovative spin-electronics devices.
Peter Shaw Ashton Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom for contributions to the conservation of tropical forest.
2006 John Houghton Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom for pioneering research on atmospheric structure and composition based on his satellite observation technology and for promotion of international assessments of climate change.
Akira Endo Flag of Japan Japan for the discovery of the Statins and their development.
2005 Makoto Nagao Flag of Japan Japan for pioneering contributions to Natural Language Processing and Intelligent Image Processing.
Masatoshi Takeichi
Erkki Ruoslahti
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for fundamental contribution in elucidating the Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Adhesion.
2004 Kenichi Honda
Akira Fujishima
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for pioneering work on photochemical catalysis and its application for the environment.
Keith J. Sainsbury Flag of New Zealand New Zealand for contributions to the understanding of shelf ecosystems and their sustainable utilization.
John H. Lawton Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom for observational, experimental and theoretical achievements for the scientific understanding and conservation of Biodiversity.
2003 Benoît Mandelbrot
James A. Yorke
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for the creation of universal concepts in complex systems - Chaos and Fractals.
Seiji Ogawa Flag of Japan Japan for the discovery of the principle for functional magnetic resonance imaging.
2002 Tim Berners-Lee Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom for advancement of civilization through invention, implementation and deployment of the World Wide Web.
Anne McLaren
Andrzej K. Tarkowski
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for pioneering work on mammalian embryonic development.
2001 John B. Goodenough Flag of the United States United States for the discovery of environmentally benign electrode materials for high energy density rechargeable lithium batteries.
Timothy R. Parsons Flag of Canada Canada for the contributions to the development of Biological/Fisheries Oceanography and for conservation of fishery resources and marine environment.
2000 Ian L. McHarg Flag of the United States United States for the establishment of an ecological City Planning Process and a proposal of a Land Use Evaluation System.
Kimishige Ishizaka Flag of Japan Japan for the discovery of Immunoglobulin E and mechanisms of IgE-mediated allergic reactions.
1999 W. Wesley Peterson Flag of the United States United States for the establishment of coding theory for reliable digital communication, broadcasting and storage.
Jack L. Strominger
Don C. Wiley
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for the elucidation of the three dimensional structures of class I and class II human histocompatibility antigens and their bound peptides.
1998 Leo Esaki Flag of the United States United States for the creation and realization of the concept of man-made superlattice crystals which lead to generation of new materials with useful applications.
Jozef S. Schell
Marc C. E. Van Montagu
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for the establishment of the theory and method of the production of transgenic plants.
1997 Takashi Sugimura
Bruce N. Ames
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for the contribution to establishment of fundamental concept on causes of cancer.
Joseph F. Engelberger
Hiroyuki Yoshikawa
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fort he establishment of the Robot Industry and Creation of a Techno-Global Paradigm.
1996 Charles K. Kao Flag of the United States United States for pioneering research on wide-band, low-loss optical fiber communications.
Masao Ito Flag of Japan Japan for the elucidation of the functional principles and neural mechanisms of the cerebellum.
1995 Nick Holonyak, Jr. Flag of the United States United States for outstanding contributions to research and practical applications of light emitting diodes and lasers through pioneering achievements in the understanding of physical principles and in the process technology of intermetallic compound semiconductors.
Edward F. Knipling Flag of the United States United States for pioneering contributions in the development of Integrated Pest Management by the Sterile Insect Release Method and other biological approaches.
1994 William Hayward Pickering Flag of the United States United States for inspirational leadership in unmanned lunar and planetary exploration, and for pioneering achievements in the development of spacecraft and deep space communications.
Arvid Carlsson Flag of Sweden Sweden for the discovery of dopamine as a neurotransmitter and clarification of its role in mental and motor functions and their disorders.
1993 Frank Press Flag of the United States United States for the development of modern seismology and advancement of international cooperation in disaster science.
Kary B. Mullis Flag of the United States United States for the development of the polymerase chain reaction.
1992 Gerhard Ertl Flag of Germany Germany for the contributions to the new development of the chemistry and physics of solid surfaces.
Ernest John Christopher Polge Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom for the discovery of a method of the cryopreservation of semen and embryos in farm animals.
1991 Jacques-Louis Lions Flag of France France for the contributions to analysis and control of distributed systems, and to promotion of applied analysis.
John Julian Wild Flag of the United States United States for the development of ultrasound imaging in medicine.
1990 Marvin Minsky Flag of the United States United States for the establishment of an academic field named Artificial Intelligence and the proposal of fundamental theories in that field.
William Jason Morgan
Dan McKenzie
Xavier Le Pichon
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for the initiation of the theory of plate tectonics and contributions to its development.
1989 Frank Sherwood Rowland Flag of the United States United States for the studies on the mechanisms of stratospheric ozone depletion by chlorofluorocarbons.
Elias James Corey Flag of the United States United States for the pioneering contributions to the syntheses of prostaglandins and their related compounds which are of great therapeutic value.
1988 Georges Vendryes Flag of France France for the establishment of fast breeder reactor technology.
Donald Henderson
Isao Arita
Frank Fenner
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for the eradication of Smallpox.
Luc Montagnier
Robert C. Gallo
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for the discovery of the AIDS causing virus and development of diagnostic methods.
1987 Henry M. Beachell
Gurdev S. Khush
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for the development of the IR8 and IR36 strains for rice breeding strategies geared to the tropical and subtropical zones.
Theodore H. Maiman Flag of the United States United States for the realization of the world's first laser.
1986 David Turnbull Flag of the United States United States for pioneering contributions to materials science with impact on new materials technology such as amorphous solids.
Willem J. Kolff Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands for research and development of artificial organs and their relevant technology.
1985 John R. Pierce Flag of the United States United States for outstanding achievement in the field of electronics and communications technologies.
Ephraim Katchalski-Katzir Flag of Israel Israel for outstanding achievement in basic theory in the field of immobilized enzymes and their practical applications.

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2007/05/31 08:52

The Japan Art Association celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1988. In the previous year, Prince Takamatsu, who was serving his 58th year as governor of the Association, passed away. The Praemium Imperiale, a group of prizes to support the development of art and culture worldwide, was established the following year, according to the last wishes of Prince Takamatsu.Praemium Imperiale honors artists who have contributed significantly to the development of international arts and culture. At the same time, it is hoped that the prize will serve to encourage future generations of artists. The Japan Art Association wishes to acknowledge and express gratitude to creators of art.The Japan Art Association hopes that the Praemium Imperiale will serve to promote increased international cooperation and understanding, and contribute to world peace. The Praemium Imperiale is based on the idea that the arts celebrate man’s creativity and are the reflection of his spirit and enduring legacy.
Praemium Imperiale medal and testimonial letter
Praemium Imperiale awards ceremony

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高松宮殿下記念世界文化賞(たかまつのみやでんかきねんせかいぶんかしょう、Praemium Imperiale)は1988年日本美術協会により「絵画」・「彫刻」・「建築」・「音楽」・「演劇映像」の5部門で優れた人物に授与される。

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絵画 彫刻 建築 音楽 演劇・映像
1 1989年 ウィレム・デ・クーニングデイヴィッド・ホックニー ウンベルト・マストロヤンニ イオ・ミン・ペイ(アメリカ) ピエール・ブーレーズ マルセル・カルネ
2 1990年 アントニ・タピエス アルナルド・ポモドーロ ジェームス・スターリング(イギリス) レナード・バーンスタイン フェデリコ・フェリーニ
3 1991年 バルテュス エドゥアルド・チリーダ ガエ・アウレンティ(イタリア) ジェルジ・リゲティ イングマール・ベルイマン
4 1992年 ピエール・スーラージュ アンソニー・カロ フランク・ゲーリー(アメリカ) アルフレッド・シュニトケ 黒澤明
5 1993年 ジャスパー・ジョーンズ マックス・ビル 丹下健三(日本) ムスティスラフ・ロストロポーヴィチ モーリス・ベジャール
6 1994年 ザオ・ウーキー リチャード・セラ チャールズ・コレア(インド) アンリ・デュティユー ジョン・ギールグッド
7 1995年 マッタ クリストとジャンヌ=クロード レンゾ・ピアノ(イタリア) アンドリュー・ロイド・ウェッバー 中村歌右衛門
8 1996年 サイ・トゥオンブリー セザール 安藤忠雄(日本) ルチアーノ・ベリオ アンジェイ・ワイダ
9 1997年 ゲルハルト・リヒター ジョージ・シーガル リチャード・マイヤー(アメリカ) ラヴィ・シャンカール ピーター・ブルック
10 1998年 ロバート・ラウシェンバーグ ダニ・カラヴァン アルヴァロ・シザ(ポルトガル) ソフィア・グバイドゥーリナ リチャード・アッテンボロー
11 1999年 アンゼルム・キーファー ルイーズ・ブルジョワ 槇文彦(日本) オスカー・ピーターソン ピナ・バウシュ
12 2000年 エルズワース・ケリー ニキ・ド・サン・ファール リチャード・ロジャース(イギリス) ハンス・ヴェルナー・ヘンツェ スティーヴン・ソンドハイム
13 2001年 李禹煥 マルタ・パン ジャン・ヌーヴェル(フランス) オーネット・コールマン アーサー・ミラー
14 2002年 ジグマー・ポルケ ジュリアーノ・ヴァンジ ノーマン・フォスター(イギリス) ディートリヒ・フィッシャー=ディースカウ ジャン=リュック・ゴダール
15 2003年 ブリジット・ライリー マリオ・メルツ レム・コールハース(オランダ) クラウディオ・アバド ケン・ローチ
16 2004年 ゲオルグ・バゼリッツ ブルース・ナウマン オスカー・ニーマイヤー(ブラジル) クシシュトフ・ペンデレツキ アッバス・キアロスタミ
17 2005年 ロバート・ライマン 三宅一生 谷口吉生(日本) マルタ・アルゲリッチ マース・カニングハム
18 2006年 草間彌生(日本) クリスチャン・ボルダンスキー フライ・オットー スティーヴ・ライヒ マイヤ・プリセツカヤ

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Kyoto Prize

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The Kyoto Prize (京都賞) has been awarded annually since 1984 by the Inamori Foundation, founded by Kazuo Inamori (fortune from ceramics). The prizes are the Japanese equivalent of the Nobel Prize, as they recognize outstanding works in the fields of philosophy, arts, science and technology. The awards are given to not just those that are top representatives of their own respective field, but also to those that have contributed to humanity with their work.
Prizes are given in the fields of Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences and Arts and Philosophy. Within each broad category, the prize rotates among subfields, e.g. the technology prize rotates across electronics, biotechnology, materials science and engineering, and information science. The prize was endowed with 50 million yen and Kyocera stock. The prize is rising in prestige as it covers fields not often awarded by the Nobel Prizes.

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