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The tag 'Yakuza' is associated with 14 posts.

Memorial Day Weekend Broadcast: Sunday, May 26th and Monday, May 27th

On Sunday 5/26/2019 from 11 a.m. (Pacific Time) until 7pm, and on Monday, 5/27/2019 from 10am until 7pm, KFJC-FM will feature hours of programming documenting the profound connections of U.S. industry and finance to the fascist powers of World War II. In the decades since the end of the Second World War, much has been written about the war and fascism, the driving force behind the aggression that precipitated that conflict. Unfortunately, much of what has been said and written has failed to identify and analyze the causes, nature and methodology of fascism—German National Socialism or “Nazism” in particular. A deeper, more accurate analysis was presented in published literature, particularly volumes published during, or in the immediate aftermath of, the Second World War. . . . . Fascism (Nazism in particular) was an outgrowth of globalization and the construction of international monopolies (cartels). Key to understanding this phenomenon is analysis of the Webb-Pomerene act, legislated near the end of the First World War. A loophole in the Anti-trust legislation of 1914, it effectively legalized the formation of cartels—international monopolies—for firms that were barred from domestic monopolistic practices. Decrying what they viewed as excessive and restrictive “regulation” here in the United States, U.S.-based transnational corporations invested their profits from the industrial boom of the 1920’s abroad, primarily in Japan and Germany. This process might well be viewed as the real beginning of what is now known as “globalization.” This reinvestment of the profits of the American industrial boom of the 1920’s in Japanese and German strategic heavy industry was the capital that drove the engines of conquest that subdued both Europe and Asia during World War II. On Sunday, we will highlight the American-German industrial axis and its various manifestations. On Monday, we will explore the American-Japanese industrial axis.


Pokemon Banzai!

Developing information presented in FTR #813, we note that Tomomi Inada is being promoted from “Cool Japan Minister” (a capacity in which she helped oversee the promotion of Pokemon Go) to Defense Minister. Inada has received contributions from an anti-Korean hate group, been photographed with the leader of a Japanese Nazi party and endorsed a book on Hitler’s electoral and political strategy.


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.


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.


The Yakuza’s Cleanup Crew: It’s Not What You Think But Still Alarming

It has long been known that the yakuza are an important component of Japan’s political power structure. It turns out that Japan’s nuclear power structure has a long history with the yakuza too. This became an important reality shortly after the Fukushima catastrophe. Serious challenges remain. Yakuza too.


FTR #584 Rewriting History

Listen: MP3 Side 1 | Side 2 REALAUDIO Introduction: In Mein Kampf (his autobiography and political manifesto), Adolph Hitler spoke of the big lie: “Most people tell little lies. They would be ashamed to tell big ones. They would never credit others with such great impudence as the complete reversal of facts. Even explanations would long […]


FTR #551 Moonlighting

Sushi industry domination in the United States by True World Group—a Moon proprietary


FTR #509 The Death of Iris Chang

At the time of her death, Iris Chang was researching a book chronicling the experiences of survivors of the Bataan Death March.


FTR #490 3rd Interview with Robert Parry

Recorded December 12, 2004REALAUDIOContinuing our discussion with ground-breaking journalist Robert Parry, this broadcast begins with the apparent suicide of investigative journalist Gary Webb, whose career was destroyed after he authored an investigation of the CIA’s complicity in the Contra/cocaine connection. Parry eulogizes Gary Webb and discusses the mainstream press’s shameful treatment of Gary and his […]


FTR #446 Funds and Games

Recorded February 14, 2004 Listen: MP3 Side 1 | Side 2 RealAudio Highlighting the postwar use of Axis treasure recovered by the Allies after World War II, this program talks about these Funds and the Games that were played with (and because of) them. Particular emphasis is on the postwar use of the massive amount […]