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About This Site


Here I start a blog site. This is an English website translated from the Japanese original site. The first 50 articles I am going to post are not new ones but the republished ones. Let me explain how and why I made this site.

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1. My First Website

It was in 1997 that I first published my website. I studied philosophy during my doctoral studies without computers. I never heard of the Internet until 1996, which was the biggest turning point in my life. I stopped looking for a job, withdrew from all the academic societies I belonged to, and decided to become independent as a freelance researcher. I have written my articles in Japanese (my mother tongue) since then.

My oldest website
The first website was titled �Die transzendentale Systemtheorie.� Although the title was German, this website was written in Japanese.

2. My First English Website

I began to issue an email newsletter in 1999, which increased the number of readers. But Japanese is a local language that most of the people in the world cannot read. So I decided to translate them into English.

A photo of Nagai Toshiya in 2000
This photo was taken at home in August 2000, when I was 35 years old. At that time, I converted a Microsoft Word document into an HTML document and uploaded it directly using FTP.

The English edition of the newsletter was named “Free Online Lecture", which was issued from April 29, 2000, to April 22, 2001.

Free Online Lecture
The back numbers of the email newsletter, Free Online Lecture, were archived at

I also contributed them to, which paid 10 cents per page view. Then came the end of the dot-com bubble. Owing to a drop in ad price, closed its doors on April 13, 2001. So, I decided to suspend my publication of Free Online Lecture, though I continued to write Japanese original issues.

3. My First English Blog

To start a new blog in English, I’m going to republish 50 articles that I once published. Therefore, the date of them is not that of re-publishing but that of newsletter publishing. Most of the comments are those made by visitors and the date of comments is not correct either. This is just an archive site but they are worth publishing because the articles of this blog are philosophical and philosophical truth must be eternal.

My first English blog
The URL of my first English blog was “"

Of course, I know that the articles should be updated, even if they are philosophical, and I should translate the rest of my Japanese articles into English. English is by far the most important language in the world of science and philosophy. I hope I will publish the whole of my study on systems not only in English but also in German and French in the future.