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FTR #970 Partying Like It’s 1932, Part 2: The Japanese Deep State

Recapitulating key thematic elements of the previous program–an ominous resonance between Japanese revisionist schools Tsukamoto, Moritomo Gakuen and the Native-Land-Loving School, some of whose alumni assassinated Japanese prime minister Inukai on May 15, 1932. The “May 15th Incident,” as it is known, was a key element in the rise of fascism in Japan.

A passage from Hugh Byas’s 1942 text encompasses the dynamic:

“. . . . In 1939, his [Kosaburo Tachibana’s] admirers enabled him to establish a school. He called it the Native-Land-Loving School (Aikyojuku). Everybody in Japan with a message to deliver or an axe to grind opens a school. . . . Those schools in the hands of the patriotic societies are at once a method of training young men for strong-arm work and a plausible excuse for extorting contributions from the rich and timid. . . .”

Progressing downward from the upper tiers of the political structure, Japanese fascism stems from the Nippon Kagai (“Japan Conference”), whose members exert profound influence in the administration of Shinzo Abe, as well as the Japanese parliament.

Fundamental to an understanding of the dynamics underlying the Japanese deep state is awareness of the relationship between the powerful Japanese corporations, the zaibatsu, U.S.-based transnational corporations and the international cartel system. FTR #905 examines this relationship at considerable length.

Another important element in this dynamic is Golden Lily–the systematic looting of Asia by Japan in World War II and the use of the billions in recovered gold to fund the re-institution of fascist infrastructure in Japan, U.S. covert operations and the clandestine buttressing of financial and governmental institutions around the world. (FTR #’s 427, 428, 446, 451, 501, 509, 688, 689 deal with the subject of the Golden Lily program.)

With much of the world’s attention focused on the blustering between Kim Jong-Un and Kim Jong-Trump, the fact that Japan has had a clandestine nuclear weapons program since the 1960s has gone unreported:

” . . . . The United States deliberately allowed Japan access to the United States’ most secret nuclear weapons facilities while it transferred tens of billions of dollars worth of American tax paid research that has allowed Japan to amass 70 tons of weapons grade plutonium since the 1980s, a National Security News Service investigation reveals. . . . The NSNS investigation found that the United States has known about a secret nuclear weapons program in Japan since the 1960s, according to CIA reports.

. . . . The Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations permitted sensitive technology and nuclear materials to be transferred to Japan despite laws and treaties preventing such transfers. Highly sensitive technology on plutonium separation from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site and Hanford nuclear weapons complex, as well as tens of billions of dollars worth of breeder reactor research was turned over to Japan with almost no safeguards against proliferation. Japanese scientist and technicians were given access to both Hanford and Savannah River as part of the transfer process.

While Japan has refrained from deploying nuclear weapons and remains under an umbrella of U.S. nuclear protection, NSNS has learned that the country has used its electrical utility companies as a cover to allow the country to amass enough nuclear weapons materials to build a nuclear arsenal larger than China, India and Pakistan combined. . . .

. . . . That secret effort was hidden in a nuclear power program that by March 11, 2011– the day the earthquake and tsunami overwhelmed the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant – had amassed 70 metric tons of plutonium. Like its use of civilian nuclear power to hide a secret bomb program, Japan used peaceful space exploration as a cover for developing sophisticated nuclear weapons delivery systems. . . .”

Key players on the Japanese landscape, such as Yoshio Kodama and Ryoichi Sasakawa (the self-proclaimed “world’s richest fascist”) embody the Japanese deep state, operating from the 1930’s onward in conjunction with the Japanese patriotic and ultra-nationalist societies, the zaibatsu, Golden Lily and the clandestine fascist political infrastructure that is increasingly visible.

Sasasakawa launched and funded Sasasakawa Peace Foundation USA, which might be viewed in the same light as “The Adolf Hitler Foundation for the Study of Peace and Social Justice.” One of its scholars (now with the RAND Corporation) is Jeffrey Hornung, a frequent “go-to guy” for the media.

After reviewing Sasakawa and Kodama, especially their links to the Unification Church, the program notes that Abe’s grandfather, Nobosuke Kishi was Kodama’s cellmate in Sugamo prison. Kishi also signed Japan’s declaration of war against the U.S. ” . . . . During World War II, he was vice minister of munitions and minister of commerce and industry, actively involved in slave labor. Along the way, he made a personal fortune in side-deals with the zaibatsu. . . .In 1948, when his release from prison was purchased by Kodama, Kishi began organizing the financial base of the LDP, using Kodama’s black gold and injections of M-Fund cash. . . .”

The program concludes with review of the profound connections of the Japanese zaibatsu, the deep state associated with that, and American diplomats who rebuffed a suit by Allied POW’s to get compensation for having been used as Japanese slaves.

Program Highlights Include:

1.-Japanese Air Force chief-of-staff Toshio Tamagami’s view that Franklin Delano Roosevelt bears responsibility for World War II.
2.-Tamagami’s view that Japan should acquire nuclear weapons.
3.-Tamagami’s assessment that Japanese aggression in World War II benefited the occupied countries.
4.-Tamagami’s support from many prominent Japanese politicians and military figures.
5.-Japanese Finance Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and former Prime Minister Taro Aso’s admission that his family’s coal mining company used slave labor.
6.-Discussion of the possibility that the Aso Coal Mining company may have been involved in storing some of the Golden Lily booty.
7.-Discussion of the fact that Aso, as Finance Minister, would have been involved with the M-Fund and its financing of Japanese politics.


FTR #969 Partying Like It’s 1932: Update on the Re-Emergence of Japanese Fascism

In the summer of 2017, journalistic focus in Asia has been on Korea and its nuclear capability. The growth of Japanese fascism, in contrast, has largely passed beneath the intellectual radar. Further developing coverage in previous broadcasts, this program updates the re-emergence of the political forces that drove the conquests of Imperial Japan, as well as attempts to institute an Orwellian re-write of the past.

Key thematic elements of the broadcast include an ominous resonance between Japanese revisionist schools Tsukamoto, Moritomo Gakuen and the Native-Land-Loving School, some of whose alumni assassinated Japanese prime minister Inukai on May 15, 1932. The “May 15th Incident,” as it is known, was a key element in the rise of fascism in Japan.

“. . . . In 1939, his [Kosaburo Tachibana’s] admirers enabled him to establish a school. He called it the Native-Land-Loving School (Aikyojuku). Everybody in Japan with a message to deliver or an axe to grind opens a school. . . . Those schools in the hands of the patriotic societies are at once a method of training young men for strong-arm work and a plausible excuse for extorting contributions from the rich and timid. . . .”

Progressing downward from the upper tiers of the political structure, Japanese fascism stems from the Nippon Kaigi (“Japan Conference”), whose members exert profound influence in the administration of Shinzo Abe, as well as the Japanese parliament.

In addition to openly sanctioning anti-Korean racism and networking with organizations that promote that doctrine, several members of Abe’s government network with Japanese neo-Nazis. Some of those Nazi acolytes advocate using the Nazi method for seizing power in Japan. Is Abe’s government doing just that?

In addition to finance minister (and deputy prime-minister) Taro Aso, former defense minister Tomi Inada and interior minister Sanae Takaichi are apparent exponents of Nazi political methodology. ” . . . . Inada made news ear­lier this month after pho­tos cir­cu­lated of her and another female in the new cab­i­net pos­ing with a neo-Nazi party leader. Both denied know­ing the neo-Nazi well but later were revealed to have con­tributed blurbs for an adver­tise­ment prais­ing the out-of-print book Hitler’s Elec­tion Strategy. Coin­ci­den­tally, Vice-Prime Minister [and Finance Minister–D.E.],Taro Aso, is also a long-time admirer of Nazi polit­i­cal strat­egy, and has sug­gested Japan fol­low the Nazi Party tem­plate to sneak con­sti­tu­tional change past the public. . . . it is a lit­tle wor­ri­some that [Interior Minister] Sanae Takaichi . . . is the other female min­is­ter who was pho­tographed with a neo-Nazi leader and is a fan of Hitler. . .”

Abe appears to be using a superficial pseudo-feminism to “sneak constitutional change past the public.” All five of his female cabinet appointees are members of Nippon Kaigi (two resigned shortly after being appointed.) The actual views of these women toward women’s rights belie their feminist credentials. ” . . . . The newly appointed Interior Minister, Sanae Takaichi, while serving on the LDP’s Policy Research council, suggested that the Japanese government rescind the Kono Statement in 2015, on Japan’s 70th anniversary of its surrender from World War II. [11] The Kono Statement was a landmark 1993 apology issued by the former Chief Cabinet Secretary that apologized for the ‘comfort women:’ 200,000 primarily Korean women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military. Another minister, Eriko Yamantani, has previously made comments that denied the existence of ‘comfort women.’ . . . .”

Much of the program focuses on Shinzo (and wife Akie) Abe’s support for the Moritomo Gakuen.

1.-Akie Abe was the honorary principal of the Moritomo Gakuen (still being constructed) and contributed a million yen toward its construction.
2.-Abe himself apparently donated money to the construction of Moritomo Gakuen.
3.-Tomomi Inada supported Moritomo Gakuen, having represented the school as a lawyer. She later claimed she could not remember having done so.
4.-Moritomo Gakuen chief Yasunori Kagoike is a member of Nippon Kaigi.
5.-Moritomo Gakuen apparently benefited from favors from Taro Aso’s finance ministry.

Highlighting the historical resonance between Tsukamoro and Moritomo Gakuen and the Native Land-Loving School, the program recounts the May 15th Incident.

Program Highlights Include:

1.-The virulent, pro-fascist revisionism of billionaire Japanese hotelier Toshio Motoya, whose writings portray Japan as a heroic liberator in World War II and deny the Rape of Nanking.
2.-Motoya’s affiliation with Nippon Kaigi.
3.-Motoya’s sponsorship of Toshio Tamagami, the former head of the Japanese Air Self Defense Force, who has blamed World War II on Franklin D. Roosevelt and “communists” in his administration.
4.-Taro Aso’s view that elderly Japanese should “hurry up and die.”
5.-A curious mass murder of elderly, disabled Japanese that suggests the killer may have enjoyed protection or sponsorship.


FTR #905 Globalization, Transnational Corporations and Japanese Fascism

Over the decades, we have spoken at great length about the Second World War and fascism as outgrowths of globalization, a phenomenon generally thought of as having begun in the post World War II period. Most of the discussion has centered on the relationships between German and American corporations and oligarchs. With both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders targeting trade agreements and globalization in their campaign rhetoric, we review the cartel relationships between the Japanese Zaibatsu (family trusts) and their American counterparts. As well, we note the central role of Emperor Hirohito in the waging of Japan’s war of aggression and the post-war historical revisionism that has eclipsed his activities. After discussing the re-investment of the profits from the American industrial boom of the 1920’s in Germany and Japan, we analyze the deliberate frustration of the attempted political and economic reform of Japan. Intent on continuing the profound corporate relationships that had boosted Japan into its position as a dominant industrial power, Wall Street interests and allied political, national security and media elites subverted the attempts at reforming Japanese finance, industry and politics. A major part of the effort involved whitewashing Emperor Hirohito’s central role in waging World War II in the Pacific and profiting from Japanese military conquests. Program highlights include: the suspicious deaths of Japanese officers and members of the Imperial family who were forthcoming about the truth concerning Emperor Hirohito; the apparent murder of State Department officer George Atcheson, who attempted to blow the whistle concerning the subversion of the reform of Japan; the role of General William Draper in frustrating the reform of Japan and review of his career as an investment banker with Dillon, Read & Co.; the decisive role of the MacArthur group within the military in the frustration of Japanese reform and the re-institution of the fascists, militarists and zaibatsu in postwar Japan.


FTR #813 Return of the Rising Sun, Part 3

Grandson of the Japanese war criminal who signed that country’s declaration of war against the U.S., Shinzo Abe is following in the footsteps of Nobosuke Kishi (his grandfather), as well as those of Kishi’s associates in Japan’s expansionist empire. Revising school textbooks about World War II, passing a new secrecy law, instituting greater state control of news media, dramatically increasing defense spending while moving to alter the constitution to permit a more militaristic agenda, Abe is turning back the Japanese historical and political clock. Japanese government officials are openly sanctioning anti-Korean racism and networking with organizations that promote that doctrine. Several members of Abe’s government network with Japanese neo-Nazis. Vice-Prime Minister Taro Aso is a longtime admirer of Nazi political strategy and advocates using the Nazi method for seizing power to sneak constitutional change past the Japanese public.


Were there Nazis in Atlantis? The Gospel According to Ramtha (aka J.Z. Knight)

J.Z. Knight (right) has built a successful organization by claiming to channel an ancient “Atlantean/Lemurian” Warrior named Ramtha. In addition to lubricating the spiritual cognition of her acolytes with copious amounts of wine, Knight/Ramtha has disseminated profoundly disparaging views of various groups, including gays, Mexicans, Jews and organic farmers. Knight/Ramtha’s views have found resonance on the Stormfront website, arguably the leading neo-Nazi and white supremacist website.


FTR #793 Miscellaneous Articles and Updates

Updating and introducing a number of stories, this program notes the death of Nazi art dealer Cornelius Gurlitt, highlighted in FTR #791. After detailing the background and political connections of Frazier Glenn Miller, accused of killing three people at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas, the program highlights the growing control of American media outlets by doctrinaire fascist organizations with a heritage evolving from World War II. In addition to the spectacular growth of publishing giant Bertelsmann, with a Nazi and SS heritage, the broadcast underscores the control of the Al-Jazeera network by the Muslim Brotherhood. The curious advertising behavior of BMW, controlled by the heirs of Joseph Goebbels is set forth, as well.


Newsweek Publisher Has Unification Church Background

In FTR #291, we examined the Unification Church as an extension of the Japanese Patriotic Societies, that brought fascism to Japan through a program of political assassination and propaganda. David Jang, whose business enterprises control both Newsweek and The International Business Times, has a background in the Unification Church, formerly headed by the Reverend Sun Myung Moon.


Dark Cloud on the Rising Sun

In his second stint as Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe is rebooting the right-wing political agenda he pursued during his first term in the last decade. The grandson of prominent Japanese war criminal Nobosuke Kishi, Abe is implementing revisionist politics designed to obfuscate Japan’s actions during World War II, including editing textbooks to change written history of the war, implementing a new secrecy law, bring the respected NHK television network under government control and negating accounts of Japanese war crimes.


Whither Japan? Divine Wind, Take 2?

In numerous broadcasts, we have covered the sad reality that in post World War II Japan, the public perception that the forces of fascism were eradicated is a deliberately cultivated political myth. Japanese prime minister Abe has embarked on a program of militarism, with one of his top defense advisers highlighting a campaign appearance by reading from the diary of a Kamikaze pilot, who died crashing his plane into an American warship. UPDATED ON 8/9/2013.


Now, About those School Yard Shootings . . .

With the nation and much of the world focused on the gruesome shootings in Newtown, Connectcut, we revisit the topic of the schoolyard shootings. In past programs, we have noted that a number of the [alleged] perpetrators of the school shootings have links to Nazi and white supremacist groups. A form of terrorism, these massacres destabilize society, leading to the popular sentiment for “order.” Endorsed by some elements of popular culture, the schoolyard shootings are functioning in a manner analogous to the Fritz Haarmann incident in Weimar Germany. That serial murder of more than a hundred juveniles, whose corpses were butchered and baked into meat pies, discredited the authorities of Weimar Germany, helping to sow sentiment that would benefit the Nazis.