Mission in Tokyo – PART 4

On the second day of my stay in Tokyo, I finished a job at a client company, working hard from morning till evening. At night, having been secretly asked to attend a party held by the publishing company, I went back to my hotel to change into a suit and left for the party.

  • client company 取引先
  • change into A Aに着替える

The party was a famous one, which about a thousand prominent figures in politics and the business world attend every year. The editor had been requesting me to feel the atmosphere of the party and tell him about the future of Japan. The editor was so worried about Japan that I said yes.

  • prominent 著名な
  • figure 人物
  • request A t0~ Aに〜するよう要請する
  • atmosphere 雰囲気

Arriving at the party, I found a lot of famous people I had often seen on TV. I couldn’t remember their names, though. They were not so impressive as I had imagined. They were all normal people. The aura of the party was not bright, with most of them in the shackles of material culture, which suggested that Japan’s economic future would be dark.

  • impressive 印象的な
  • imagine 想像する
  • shackle 束縛
  • economic 経済の

During the bubble economy period, the place for the party would have been shiny and loud. Seeing the color of the aura of the party made me realize that the age of the spirit had already begun. During this age, business people who focus on money only and have no intention to manifest their own Inner Gods would have hard times.

  • the bubble economy バブル経済
  • loud 派手な
  • focus 焦点を当てる
  • intention 意図

What I felt during my stay in Tokyo is that everyone were anxious about what they’re going to. Some were anxious to know the meanings of their past incidents. That is, most people were lacking in the viewpoint of “now”. They didn’t live their present lives wholeheartedly, taking the present time for granted.

  • anxious about A Aについて心配して
  • incident 出来事
  • lack 欠く
  • wholeheartedly 心を込めて
  • take A for granted  Aを当たり前に思う

If you live like that, your future will be wasted, for the future is made up of the present time. It is not until you live your life to the full, even if worrying about the future, that you can open up the rock door inside yourself to manifest your Inner God. You must not have your fortune told by a corrupt fortune teller to make your mind stable, or you will have all the more difficulty in opening the door.

  • waste 無駄にする
  • to the full 存分に
  • corrupt 堕落した
  • fortune teller 占い師
  • stable 安定した

On the day I left Tokyo, I walked on the streets of Ginza to buy some souvenirs, where there were a lot luxury cars, such as Maybach rarely been seen in the country. Thinking that there must be a lot of rich people living in Tokyo, I looked up at the sky, when I saw a big crow whose wings seemed about one meter long flying in the same direction as I was walking. “The crow must be flying toward the Imperial Palace, ” I thought. Did the crow plop on a Maybach? I don’t know.

  • souvenir 土産
  • luxury 高級な
  • crow カラス
  • direction 方向
  • Imperial Palace 皇居
  • plop 糞をする

生かして頂いて ありがとう御座位ます

I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su

I AM GRATEFUL FOR BEING KEPT ALIVE

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