the Dome of Hiroshima photographed by susanne Haerpfer

In 1999 Otfried Nassauer and I (= Susanne Haerpfer) attended the Hiroshima memorial day at Hiroshima in Japan.


Japanese newspaper on our visit, photographed by Susanne Haerpfer

On August 6 th the victims of the nuclear bombardment of Hiroshima will be commemorated.

 Hopefully in peace.

 Despite deluge rainfalls –

reminding of the successful Japanese movie “The sinking of Japan” by Shinji Higuchi.

The movie based on the same-titled book narrates how Japanese scientists are warning of the sinking of Japan. With increasing floods and earth quakes, the danger awareness augments. The nation, in 1945 hit by nuclear bombs, decides nevertheless to count on the brute force of a nuclear blast, counteracting fire by fire. Atomic detonations should change tectonics, weather, climate and magnetism of the earth in order to prevent Japan from drowning.

 The content of movie and book can not be declined as science fiction. The website

informed in March 2010:

“The power of an average storm is said to be equal to 1.5 trillion watts—the equivalent to about half the world’s entire electrical generating capacity. (…)

There has been some discussion of using weather modification techniques to reduce the power and change the course of typhoons and hurricanes.” This is confirmed by the World Meteorogical Organization (WMO) in Geneva.


demo in Hiroshima photographed by Susanne Haerpfer

The Italian Institute of Geophysics and Volcanics acquired data showing the interdependency of the above mentioned parameters change of tectonics, weather, climate and magnetism of the earth, electromagnetic fields, petroleum exploration, radioactive waste disposal., vulcanology, electromagnetic signals emitted by the seafloor, upper athmosphere, interplanetary magnetism, tectomagnetism and their influx on the globe.

 According to SPIEGEL magazine in March 2011 Japan has been moved.

 BBC informed:

“The quake probably shifted Earth on its axis by about 6.5 inches (16.5cm) and caused the planet to rotate somewhat faster, shortening the length of the day by about 1.8 millionths of a second.”



Susanne Haerpfer photographing the demo at Hiroshima

New scientist summarizes: “This is one of the largest fault movements the world has ever seen.” According to the New Scientist magazine “the two adjoining tectonic plates slipped a whopping 40 metres. This calculation comes from Chen Ji of the University of California, Santa Barbara (in the figure below, red colouring indicates areas of 40 metres‘ slip).”

Leading to the elevations of “the seabed off the coast of Miyagi prefecture by 3 meters, the coast guard said on Wednesday” – according to the news agency Reuters. The elevation of Japan – this is exactly what the scientists in “The sinking of Japan” proposed. They proposed to sacrifice thousands of people in order to save the lives of millions (of Japanese).

The quoted institutes work on the questions how manmade impacts correlate and interact with natural factors and desasters and how this interferences lead to escalation of hazards and catastrophes.


graveyard of Hiroshima photographed by Susanne Haerpfer 

According to Deutsche Welle scientists even say that the impact was so great that it moved Japan’s main island, Honshu, 2.4 meters to the east, and shifted the earth on its rotational axis by almost 10 centimeters.,,14909967,00.html

Even time has been changed by the incidents in Japan!

The New York Times quotes: “ NASA scientists calculated that the redistribution of mass by the earthquake might have shortened the day by a couple of millionths of a second and tilted the Earth’s axis slightly.” The New York Times referrs to Richard S. Gross, a scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, “calculated that the length of the day was shortened by 1.8 millionths of a second.

The earthquake also shifted the so-called figure axis of the Earth, which is the axis that the Earth’s mass is balanced around.” (…)

Earlier great earthquakes also changed the axis and shortened the day. The magnitude-8.8 earthquake in Chile last year shortened the day by 1.26 millionths of a second and moved the axis by about three inches, while the Sumatra earthquake in 2004 shortened the day by 6.8 millionths of a second, Dr. Gross said.


Time is the basis of every technology of modern society. The global positioning system  (gps) is based on time. As it correlates time with location in order to trigger off action. Thus a change of time and of given positions alters the correctness of information provided by satellite systems such as gps, glonass and Galileo. The change of milliseconds leads to potential deviations of meters to kilometers. As far as navigation is concerned. But also of bombardments. So a deviation of time can lead into further catastrophes. It spoofs the image fighter pilots receive of potential targets. So called precision bombing is becoming obsolete. But: a change of time also can trigger off time-related triggers in ammunition, in nuclear power plants, in the steering of chemical industry. The change of time not only is the Japanese version of the Y2K-Millennium-bug.

What is more:

Time also is one essential components of what makes earth tick. The time of light for example is one of the core factors of Einstein´s formula E = mc²

One brick of what either holds the world together or – contrary – leads to

de-construction; that is to say:

The altering of seconds can be the first domino of a cascade into global devastation.

In case such “chronical” armageddon could not be stopped, Japan has been precautions:

Gigantic [container] ships have been built by the Japanese wharf IHI Marine United in Kure near Hiroshima. The Swiss-German TV channel 3sat portrayed the building of the 8400 TEU freighters in 2005.

Long term planning characterizes Japanese politics.



Susanne Haerpfer photographing on board of the ferry going from Kobe [Japan] to mainland China