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The tag 'Japan' is associated with 95 posts.

Currency Wars: The New World Ordoliberalism

There’s been quite a bit of chat­ter lately about the threat of “Cur­rency Wars” amongst global pol­i­cy­mak­ers. It’s part of a larger debate over just what kind of eco­nomic poli­cies and modes of cen­tral bank­ing should even be philo­soph­i­cally allow­able. The Bun­des­bank has some strong ideas about what gov­ern­ments should and should not be allowed to do with their mon­e­tary and fis­cal poli­cies. Not sur­pris­ingly, they’re also bad ideas.


Fitch downgrades Japan. Tsunamis and nuclear meltdowns take a back seat to austerity

Japan sur­prised the world with the strongest growth of any major devel­oped econ­omy in the first quar­ter of 2012. So, of course, the aus­ter­ity gods are demand­ing their tributes.


Blast from the Past: Reagan, George H.W. Bush Administrations Aided Secret Japanese Nuclear Weapons Program

Rea­gan, Bush I admin­is­tra­tions secretly armed Japan with weapons-grade plu­to­nium. Space explo­ration projects a cover for Japan­ese nuclear arms devel­op­ment. How far do these ten­ta­cles reach?


Economic Difficulties Fuel Rise of Far-Right Groups in Japan; They Compare Themselves to “Tea Parties”

Com­ment: The social dis­lo­ca­tion pro­duced by the eco­nomic dis­tress of Japan’s “Lost Decade” has stim­u­lated the rise of far right groups rem­i­nis­cent both of the patri­otic and ultra-nationalist soci­eties that led to the rise of fas­cism in Japan in the 1920’s and 1930’s and the “Tea Par­ties” in the U.S., with whom many of them [...]


Consortium of European neo-Fascists Visits Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo

Com­ment: An inter­na­tional fas­cist organization–primarily Euro­pean in character–has vis­ited the con­tro­ver­sial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. Com­mem­o­rat­ing Japan­ese war dead and count­ing war crim­i­nals among those com­mem­o­rated there, the shrine is con­tro­ver­sial, and Japan­ese lead­ers vis­its to it have stirred hos­til­ity in coun­tries vic­tim­ized by the Japan­ese in World War II. Vis­ited by Jean-Marie Le Pen and [...]


The Moonies and Michael Jackson

Com­ment: In FTR #695, we exam­ined the array of sin­is­ter forces grouped around Jack­son at the time of his demise. To these, we can now add the Moonies–the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church of Sun Myung Moon, ana­lyzed in AFA #7 and FTR #291 as exten­sions of the Japan­ese Patri­otic and Ultra-Nationalist soci­eties. [Those soci­eties paved the way [...]


Japanese politicians plundered bottomless state fund

Senior Japan­ese politi­cians used a secret bot­tom­less state fund to bribe oppo­nents and help fund their elec­tion cam­paigns, it has been dis­closed. by Julian Ryall Telegraph.co.uk For­mer offi­cials have come for­ward to describe a huge safe in the chief cab­i­net secretary’s office stacked with tens of mil­lions of yen that they were able to hand [...]


FTR #689 Interview with Sterling and Peggy Seagrave

William Faulkner noted that “the past is never dead and buried. It isn’t even past.” War Gold stolen by the Japan­ese dom­i­nates the con­tem­po­rary eco­nomic land­scape; the engines of world polit­i­cal power turn in pre­ci­sion with these hid­den engines of wealth.


FTR #688 Darkness in the Vaults

Global finan­cial sys­tem pred­i­cated on tril­lions of dol­lars in wealth stolen by the Axis in WWII; “vic­to­ri­ous” allies shared in the spoils; the rule of law is totally dis­carded in order to pre­serve the sta­tus quo and the secrecy that sur­rounds it.


Defense Minister Ishiba Considers Japan’s Options in UFO Attack

by Stu­art Biggs Bloomberg Japan’s Defense Min­is­ter Shigeru Ishiba is con­sid­er­ing how his Self-Defense Forces could respond to an attack by space aliens while adher­ing to lim­its on mil­i­tary action under the country’s war-renouncing Con­sti­tu­tion. Ishiba is the sec­ond Cab­i­net mem­ber to pro­fess his belief in uniden­ti­fied fly­ing objects after Chief Cab­i­net Sec­re­tary Nobu­taka Machimura [...]