On 15 September 2008 Lehman Brothers, the giant US investment bank, went bust.
This was the moment when global financial stress turned into a full-blown international emergency.
My perception of the world has changed since then.
Flow of money reflects the true natures of people and organizations.
Once upon a time, there was a young man, Urashima Taro.
When he was walking along the beach, he found a turtle bullied by children.
He helped and released it to the sea.
A few days later, It appeared before him and said that it wanted to take him to Ryugu, the Dragon palace, which lied under the sea, in return for his help.
He rode on its back and it carried him there.
Ryugu was like heaven.
He was welcomed by the princess, Otohime, there.
She was very beautiful and gave him special treatment.
After staying there for a while, he said to her that he would go to home.
She unwillingly agreed and gave him a jewelry box, Tamatebako, saying that he must not open it.
Having it, he rode on the turtle’s back and the turtle carried him back to the beach.
When he arrived, there was nobody whom Taro knew.
He was very sad and opened Tamatebako.
Then white smoke was rising from it and he had become an old man with white hair and beard.
I do not follow him.
I am not influenced by him.
That is the orgin of my thought.