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40代、独身、東京在住。仕事は翻訳業。米留学経験有り。

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Sociological Novel: How to maintain a plutonomy, Last Chapter
A plutonomy means a form of capitalism that is designed to make the rich control a nation's government, its economy and its society.

Please read Chapter 1 first.

“It’s unbelievable that all of my deposits has disappeared in a moment!”

“Damn it, the financiers has invested our money in a hell of a thing. But it will work somehow because we have ample means all around the world. Further, our loss can be seemed as public money to be covered by tax money, and our loss will be offset. We can argue that the financial bank is too large to be bankrupted.”


“What will become of nuclear power stations?”

“Radioactivity was scattered around but we it has not reached to us. Compensation will be covered by raising tax and electric rate. The power corporation can survive. We can ask a scholar supported by us to tell people that effects of radioactivity are not so significant. In the meantime, the atomic reactors across the country are off line, they will be on when things calm down.”

“ That’s good.”

“Hey, it’s noisy outside.” A gentleman in a tux said looking down from the window.

“Hum, they are saying “Give me job!”, “No more war!”, “Stop nuclear stations!” 

“Hundreds and hundreds of people! Police cannot control such a crowd of demonstrators.”

People carrying a placard and a flag move in crowd and fill the garden.

“How did they know this place? It has been secret.”

“It seems that they knew from twitter or facebook.” A lady wearing a diamond necklace screamed watching her iPad.

Then, they heard some people knocking the door, the sound continues endlessly. The sound is increasing, and they are dashing themselves against the door rather than knocking it. The Door is locked as always because important conferences should be held in secret.

“Call a security guard!”

Someone picked up a phone and dialed but had no response.

Finally, the door was jerked open and dozens of people rushed into their conference room. The wealthy people dropped a champagne glass from their hand and dazzled to run away. But they have nowhere to go. At last, they were fallen down and kicked by people. That was a reprisal from people whom they have kicked until then.

The End


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Sociological Novel: How to maintain a plutonomy, Chapter 5
A plutonomy means a form of capitalism that is designed to make the rich control a nation's government, its economy and its society.

Please read Chapter 1 first.

“I tried to avoid this by all means possible, but since it has come down to this I guess it can’t be helped.”

“Given the current situation, I propose that we thoroughly eliminate the threat. We are living in the ‘Age of the Internet’; even the poorest people have access to the Net nowadays, and everyone uses cell phones. We can spread a surveillance web across this network, and seize any suspicious characters that we find. We can even get rid of those volatile gangs posing as ‘citizen campaign groups’. If we find anyone suspect, just throw them in prison using any excuse necessary. Regardless of what they are involved in, be it fraud or sex crimes, our police and prosecution team will eradicate them all.”

”But if we use brute force to that degree, we are sure to have a lawsuit on our hands. This is a democracy after all.”

“Don’t worry! Our lawyers are on a high pay roll and are extremely good at their job. Besides, you know that the court is on our side. Any judge that goes against us will be promptly demoted. That’s the kind of legal system we have right now. That’s the kind of system we had the politicians and the government officials erect for us.”

“Well, it certainly is the ‘Age of the Internet’. Oh yeah, if they are sent child pornography they can be charged on possession of pedophilic materials, it would also make things quite easy for us. I mean that’s the reason those laws were made to begin with, right? Once we catch them, we can use the media to hype up the story too. If a civic activist was caught on one of those charges and exposed by the media as a criminal, it would also serve as a lesson to the other activists and deal a blow to their courage.”

”Speaking of civic activities, I won’t let those anti-nuclear activists off easy either. Those guys keep hindering our business over every little thing, claiming that it’s “too dangerous.” Those guys are living and working off of the electricity provided by our nuclear plants, the very nuclear plants that they protest against!

“They say that they are being exposed to radiation and will die an early death because of it.”
“They need to shut the hell up, they’re just expendable anyway. I mean whose tax money have they been benefiting from all this time! Ours! And anyway, they’ve had access to cheap electricity simply due to the fact that our nuclear reactor provides it. What an ungrateful bunch!”

”They just complain about everything. They can work freely as temp staff and yet they complain about being expendable cheap business. And they complain that a volunteer military is only volunteer based in name, while in fact it’s just a draft system for poor people.”

“They have been getting quite smart lately. Those guys go on the net and suddenly gained all kinds of information.”

“Speaking of gains, I wonder how we will spend ours. Up until now we’ve used our capital to move our staff and factories overseas to keep labor costs down, and that has increased our revenue greatly. So far we’ve entrusted those profits to our financier in an attempt to increase profit even more, but I wonder just how much progress our financier has made on that.”

”Hey, bad news! That financier seems to have gone bankrupt!”

“Oh no, an accident has occurred at the nuclear reactor! There’s been mass radiation leakage, and the local citizens are evacuating the area!”

The rich started to analyze the situation, and several days later opened an urgent conference. Given the current circumstances, this could be their very last conference of all.

To be continued to Last Chapter

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Sociological Novel: How to maintain a plutonomy, Chapter 4
A plutonomy means a form of capitalism that is designed to make the rich control a nation's government, its economy and its society.

Please read Chapter 1 first.

After the people stopped complaining for a while, they got loud again to express their dissatisfaction.

"They seem to be tired of how we have conducted things over the past twenty years. They haven't bee pointing their fingers of blame at us yet. What can we do next in order to make them pay attention to anyone else and not to us ?"

"We don't have many choices now but one thing; create an enemy outside the country. Well, we should have a secret scheme. Make terrorism happen. The terrorists should be guys who have been sent from a country that people don't know. The terrorists are made by the vicious country that is jealous of and stands against our country, so that we can run a campaign to get people together to beat the enemy. The people follow our leader who fights against the terrorists. Of course, it's us to hire the leader."

"I see. Which country should we choose to be the terrorists ?"

"In any case you had better have an enemy that is an oil‐producing country. Why don't you get plenty of resources from the country ?"

"Let's start a dramatic war. Our company is going to supply weapons for it. Needles to say, we are going to make a huge profit from the tax money in return."

"Well, who fight for the war ? I don't want our kids to go to the battlefield."

"Don't worry. Poor working class people are willing to go to the war. We have made a huge economic disparity between poor and rich just in case like this. They don't have money and cannot get enough education nor jobs. Only available jobs that they can find are the military services. Let them fight in the front line. "

"Oh, what a cunning man you are."

"I will feel sorry if they get injured or die."

"We have the media to praise them as heroes; really patriotic people. We should use this war to lift patriotism among the people. They should be honored like God. What you call the God of War.They should be really pleased with it because they have nothing else to be praised."

Then, terrorism happened and the war started. The Government and the media called for patriotism, and the people jumped on that bandwagon. Young working class people, who had no choice but served in the army because of poverty, were proud of themselves to be so patriotic to want to go to the war.

They struggled with the war, though. The opposing country was unexpectedly better at guerrilla warfare and long‐drawn‐outs even though they had better weapons. The nation had to deal with tight budgets because of the long-lasting war and got depressed more and more, which trigered to increase anti-war movements and frustration among people toward the Government. As a result, the rich who had controlled politics were about to deal with blame from the people.

A few years later, the rich held the fifth meeting to discuss how to cope with the situation.

To be continued to Chapter 5

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Sociological Novel: How to maintain a plutonomy, Chapter 3
A plutonomy means a form of capitalism that is designed to make the rich control a nation's government, its economy and its society.

Please read Chapter 1 first.

“Hey, if the people have been making so much effort and their life is still hard, their discontent and grumbling are rising too much to control themselves. In this way, the stimulant of using the star of hope has started to lose its effect. What can we do?”

“The next is a sacrifice strategy. Do you know a sacrificial lamb? It’s a strategy to shift the people’s dissatisfaction to another object. A bad fellow is not us. Those who have been creating such bad conditions are other guys. Yes, the best candidate is illegal foreign workers, especially those who got darker skins are good. And those dropouts who depend on welfare. We’ll broadcast like they rob you of jobs, they don’t pay taxes, but they rather waste your taxes and make public service worse and torture you. Then the people’s dissatisfaction will all gather around those foreigners and dropouts. How is it?”

“That’s a good idea. Let’s carry out the sacrifice strategy right away.”


The proposal agreed at the conference was carried out using the mass media. The people’s dissatisfaction was directed toward illegal immigrants and welfare recipients. Politicians agitated with the media. It was to divert away from their miscarriages, make those guys as the object of bashing, stir up the people’s emotion, and campaign on pledges to meet it to connect votes for them. The regulation of illegal immigrants was more and more strengthened by the elected politicians. The budget for welfare was reduced steadily.

But the illegal immigrants themselves didn’t decrease. They rather became underground, contracting to do more dangerous work and dirtying their hands in a crime. It was same as welfare recipients. They stopped receiving welfare and some died of starvation while many others dirtied their hands in a crime against their will.

The security situation got worse. The deterioration of the security situation was a serious threat. Then the strengthening control of the crime became a suitable polity in favor with the people. The wealthy people didn’t allow their share to decrease and the budgets for police to increase. What they did instead was kangaroo courts of the criminals, increasing criminal punishments, and the increase of capital punishments.

After several years, the forth conference was held.

To be continued to Chapter 4

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Sociological Novel: How to maintain a plutonomy, Chapter 2
A plutonomy means a form of capitalism that is designed to make the rich control a nation's government, its economy and its society.

Please read Chapter 1 first.

“Hey, people are complaining that companies benefit from people but they don’t really receive their share and workers are in tough situation because of deregulation for temporary workers and so on. I can hear them complaining that their life is getting harder.”

“That is a problem. They started finding out that we have built up wealth by cheating. Well, let’s create a star of hope to trick them.”

“A star of hope? What’s that?”

“Make them expect that even people in the bottom can live a dream life and they can join us someday. Let’s make it look like someone in the bottom made a huge success. Let’s make up a success story that this guy became a big-time businessman or a powerful politician. Pick someone for publicity. Maybe we can make a movie out of the story and give them a hope.”

“I see. I’m sure even a small thing can make them expect that same thing will happen to them if we publicize it extensively. Let’s do it right now.”

“Yes. While they dream about it, we have to continue to cut down education budget in order not to let them know what we are planning. Don’t let them have knowledge. Let’s raise college tuition so that only our friends can go to college. Only the children of rich family who can afford expensive tuition can become politicians or officials. The people without knowledge don’t know what to do so they will listen to what we tell them to do in the end.”


The proposal at the meeting was carried out. Then the politicians and businessmen who worked their ways up from the bottom attracted a lot of attention. These are the people that those rich people politically created. People stopped complaining and endured hardships, expecting that they can be rich someday. And 10 years later, the third meeting was held.

To be continued to Chapter 3

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Translated Novel: "Let's Fundoshi" Chapter 8
A Candadin man experiences FUNDOSHI, Japanese traditional male underwear, swimming suit and custume for festival.

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Following week a festival day came. A lot of people from the town, neighboring towns and far away came to the town to see the festival which revived fundoshi mikoshi carrying first time in 20 years.

Jacques met a surprising guest, his younger sister, Annes along with shocking news she brought. Annes got divorced with her husband. She got married to him a few years ago but recently he found himself being gay and found a lover. He decided to marry him so he asked her to divorce. Surely Annes accepted divorce but she got badly hurt. Then she decided to fly to Japan to meet her brother and sister in law to change her mind. Jacques and Yuriko recommended her to view the festival for refreshment. They bought her a summer kimono.

It was very fine day for the festival. The sky was clear. The street from the shrine and the beach was very crowded. Kiosk shops were lined up in the shrine premise. Local stores opened with special decoration and sales campaign. Very joyful atmosphere spread from the shrine to the street.

Flute and drum sounds were heard. Annes was guided by Yuriko to the festival places. In such joyful atmoshere Annes still looked unhappy. She was trying to make herself joyful to match herself with the atmosphere but her heartbreak seemed more serious.

The time for the big event, Sea Walk.

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