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2015.02.26

The Education Revolution and the Ninshiki Revolution in Today’s World Situation

How does the world situation around us look like in 2015?

Let’s look at the economic crisis in the euro zone. The situation is tense; the economic disaster in Greece has been affecting other nations like Ireland, Portuguese, Spain, Italy, France, Britain, and Germany. This could trigger the collapse of the euro zone economy any time soon. There might be little time before the Greek people’s frustrations with the government’s austerity measures will burst.

As it is widely known, the crude oil price has declined to $40 a barrel. What is the true intention of the oil war behind such decline? It is obvious the drop from $107 to $40 within only 6 months is not a natural phenomenon in the stock market but due to an intentional intervention by some power.

Severely stricken by the swing in price, Putin’s Russia, the world’s biggest crude oil producer, seems to continue suffering from the debacle of ruble. 

Furthermore, as the killing of Mr. Goto, a Japanese journalist, by the extremist militant group ISIL indicates, the religious conflict between Christianity and Islam still remains to be a problem without any clues for a solution.

Looking at the central banks in the world, enforcement of quantitative easing policy can be seen in not only in the United States but also in Japan and European countries. Here, we have to keep in mind that unless there is enough demand, printing and spreading paper money will not help economy with recovering and developing.

When the overissued money gets out of central banks’ control under such circumstances, it will trigger hyperinflation, leading to a catastrophe of the world’s economy. Its effect will be enormous; the gap between the rich and poor would get widen and vertical social mobility would be nearly impossible, critically destroying communal and social orders. Evaporation of money will hamper job creation and money circulation among ordinary households, small and medium enterprises, and individuals, which could eventually deteriorate the existing economic and social hierarchies.

In such society, young people seem to have given up on relationship, marriage, job, family, and etc. with their despair reaching to the tipping point. In Japan, a major ageing society with low birth rate, the elderly own 65 percent of the nation’s wealth, but they are not willing to spend because of anxieties about the future. The welfare for the aged is going in the wrong direction, adding further fiscal burden on the government. State bankruptcy could happen anytime, but the overissued money not distributed transparently is possibly suggesting prevalent corruption of civil servants.

In such doomed global situation, some even have a pessimistic view of the world’s end. However, we see it as a sign indicating the end of the material civilization. In our view, humanity needs to create and make a soft landing on a new spiritual civilization, or a bloodless revolution, as soon as possible before it becomes too late. Otherwise, it is very much likely that humankind has to face its extinction due to nuclear war, which would be the third and the last world war.

We claim the most fundamental root of every crisis and problem is the “problem of perspective” that every one of us has. The modern society has been constructed as a material civilization on the basis of science and technology starting from the Western Renaissance. Nevertheless, only the technologies that change, move, and shift matters have developed, leaving people’s cognitive sense and spiritual level selfish and egoistic, which is worsening the crisis.

Kanjutsu, the ninshiki (cognition) technology that changes, moves, and shifts perspectives, can compensate science and technology in solving the problem of perspectives, and what the world today needs is to redefine what a human being is by Kanjutsu as the future technology.

This is the reason why the NR Group has been committing itself to achieving the educational revolution based on the redefinition of humanity and establishing a new model of economic development called ninshiki economy.

Jesu Noh