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The tag 'Zaibatsu' is associated with 16 posts.

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.


Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish: Sun Myung Moon Exits Stage Far Right

A self-proclaimed messiah who viewed the political subjugation of the United States as essential, Sun Myung Moon headed the Unification Church. With strong connections to the Bush family and elements of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Unification Church appears to be an extension of the Japanese patriotic and ultranationalist societies that brought fascism to Japan. The group’s primary funding may well come from Japanese heavy industry, the Mitsubishi Corporation, in particular. Moon has finally passed away at age 92.


FTR #581 Update on Japanese Fascism

Recorded January 15, 2007 Listen: MP3 This is one, 30-minute broadcast. REALAUDIO NB: This stream contains both FTR #s 580 and 581 in sequence. Each is a 30 minute broadcast. Introduction: Highlighting recent trends toward reviving the ultra-nationalism and historical revisionism of Japan’s fascist past, this program sets forth the political agenda being pushed by Shinzo […]


FTR #580 “The Jews of Asia” — The Sook Ching Massacres and their Significance for Today

In Asian countries, the prosperous, educated Chinese minorities endure an often lethal persecution similar to that endured by the Jews of Europe. The Japanese used this dynamic to perpetrate the “Sook Ching Massacres” during World War II.


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 #501 Norbert Schlei and the Strange Case of the “57’s”

Norbert Schlei, former assistant attorney general under JFK, attempted to redeem Japanese government bonds issued against the M-Fund, a slush fund from Japanese loot from WWII.


Miscellaneous Archive Shows M1—M30

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FTR #451 Petals from the Golden Lily

Recorded March 21, 2004 Listen: MP3 Side 1 | Side 2 RealAudio Pursuing the subject of the fabulous amount of wealth stolen by the Japanese during World War II under Golden Lily (the formal name of the Japanese looting program), this broadcast supplements discussion presented in other ‘For The Record’ programs. Having secreted over $100-billion […]