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COMMENT: A Japan­ese fas­cist mind con­trol cult called Hap­py Sci­ence joins Falun Gong in the list of par­tic­i­pants in the Con­ser­v­a­tive Polit­i­cal Action Con­fer­ence.

” . . . . On Fri­day after­noon at the Hyatt Regency Orlan­do, Hiroa­ki ‘Jay’ Aeba, a promi­nent Japan­ese con­ser­v­a­tive, will address CPAC about the threat Chi­na pos­es to the U.S., tak­ing a prime spot in the line­up just after Don­ald Trump Jr. Aeba is no stranger to CPAC. In fact, 2021 marks the tenth anniver­sary of his first vis­it to the Repub­li­can love­fest. His speak­er bio on the CPAC web­site notes that Aeba is the chair­man of the Japan­ese Con­ser­v­a­tive Union (JCU), a right-wing polit­i­cal orga­ni­za­tion, and that he helped found CPAC Japan, which has been run­ning for the last four years in Tokyo.

What isn’t men­tioned is the cen­tral role Aeba plays in a Japan­ese cult called Hap­py Sci­ence, whose leader believes he is the Mes­si­ah and sells ‘mir­a­cle cures’ for COVID-19. . . . Hap­py Sci­ence was found­ed in Octo­ber 1986 by Ryuho Okawa, a for­mer Wall Street trad­er who claims to be the rein­car­nat­ed form of Bud­dha, who him­self was the rein­car­nat­ed form of El Cantare, a god from Venus who cre­at­ed life on earth mil­lions of years ago. . . .”

One of the cult’s promi­nent activ­i­ties is fas­cist his­tor­i­cal revi­sion­ism on behalf of Impe­r­i­al Japan. ” . . . . . . . . At the same time, the orga­ni­za­tion’s polit­i­cal wing, the Hap­pi­ness Real­iza­tion Par­ty, pro­motes polit­i­cal views that include sup­port for Japan­ese mil­i­tary expan­sion, sup­port for the use of nuclear deter­rence,[8] and denial of his­tor­i­cal events such as the Nan­jing Mas­sacre in Chi­na and the com­fort women issue in South Korea . . . . ”

One of the group’s most out­ra­geous undertakings–crafted by the group’s founder–Ryuho Okawa–is  a book in which he claims to have chan­neled the spir­it of Iris Chang, the late author of The Rape of Nanking. In this piece of offal, Okawa claims that Iris Chang’s spir­it has con­fessed to pub­lish­ing a false book, and wish­es that it be with­drawn.

In FTR #‘s 1107 and 1108 we looked at the sus­pi­cious death of Iris Chang, whose work over­lapped the world of Black Gold dis­cussed by the Sea­graves in Gold War­riors.

1.   “A Japan­ese Cult That Believes Its Leader Is an Alien From Venus Is Speak­ing at CPAC” by David Gilbert; Vice; 02/25/2021

The line­up of the Con­ser­v­a­tive Polit­i­cal Action Con­fer­ence this week includes polit­i­cal heavy­weights like for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, Can­cun-lov­ing Sen. Ted Cruz, and for­mer Sec­re­tary of State Mike Pom­peo. It also includes the polit­i­cal head of a Japan­ese reli­gious cult that pro­motes nation­al­ism, xeno­pho­bia and the belief that its leader is the rein­car­na­tion of an alien from Venus who cre­at­ed life on earth mil­lions of years ago.

On Fri­day after­noon at the Hyatt Regency Orlan­do, Hiroa­ki “Jay” Aeba, a promi­nent Japan­ese con­ser­v­a­tive, will address CPAC about the threat Chi­na pos­es to the U.S., tak­ing a prime spot in the line­up just after Don­ald Trump Jr.

Aeba is no stranger to CPAC. In fact, 2021 marks the tenth anniver­sary of his first vis­it to the Repub­li­can love­fest.

His speak­er bio on the CPAC web­site notes that Aeba is the chair­man of the Japan­ese Con­ser­v­a­tive Union (JCU), a right-wing polit­i­cal orga­ni­za­tion, and that he helped found CPAC Japan, which has been run­ning for the last four years in Tokyo.

What isn’t men­tioned is the cen­tral role Aeba plays in a Japan­ese cult called Hap­py Sci­ence, whose leader believes he is the Mes­si­ah and sells “mir­a­cle cures” for COVID-19.

“Hap­py Sci­ence is a Japan­ese cult run by a man who claims to be the incar­na­tion of mul­ti­ple Gods while pre­tend­ing to chan­nel the psy­chic spir­its of any­one from Quet­zal­coatl to Bashar al-Assad to Natal­ie Port­man,” Sarah High­tow­er, a researcher and expert on Japan­ese cults, told VICE News.

While he has been a promi­nent mem­ber of the Hap­py Sci­ence cult from the begin­ning, Aeba has worked over the past decade on build­ing close ties with promi­nent U.S. con­ser­v­a­tive fig­ures and cre­at­ing Japan’s Hap­pi­ness Real­iza­tion Par­ty (HRP), the cult’s polit­i­cal wing that focus­es on ultra­na­tion­al­ism and increas­ing Japan’s pop­u­la­tion by mak­ing child-rear­ing eas­i­er for Japan­ese women.

Hap­py Sci­ence is Japan’s anti­so­cial far-right cult. And Jay Aeva is a believ­er and for­mer exec­u­tive of Hap­py Science.The image shows Jay Aeva, who played a lead­ing role in the cult event in 1992.Jay Aeba does not explain his career in Hap­py Sci­ence and leaves it ambigu­ous. https://t.co/fsDpGPNOBq pic.twitter.com/v5FsdwQhzS— Algo­rab archives (@Algorab_MAIKA) Feb­ru­ary 23, 2021

In the 12 years since it was formed, the HRP has failed to get a sin­gle can­di­date elect­ed to Japan’s par­lia­ment. But in recent years, under Aeba’s lead­er­ship, the group has gained more polit­i­cal legit­i­ma­cy back home by align­ing itself with right-wing U.S. fig­ures like Steve Ban­non and Matt Schlapp.

By giv­ing Aeba a plat­form, CPAC and the Repub­li­can Par­ty is show­ing once again that it is will­ing to accept and embrace dan­ger­ous fringe move­ments, like QAnon and the Falun Gong-backed Epoch Times, a pro-Trump news­pa­per that spread dis­in­for­ma­tion and has become a firm favorite in MAGA world.

“Look at things like The Fam­i­ly, QAnon or even Epoch Times,” High­tow­er said. “The GOP are will­ing to open­ly and fla­grant­ly coop­er­ate with groups many peo­ple would call ‘cults.’”

Accord­ing to the movement’s own web­sites, Hap­py Sci­ence is “Japan’s biggest and the most influ­en­tial reli­gion, and it is rapid­ly grow­ing on a world­wide scale.” The group claims it has 11 mil­lion fol­low­ers and thou­sands of mis­sion­ary out­posts around the world, but for­mer mem­bers have cast doubt on those fig­ures.

Hap­py Sci­ence was found­ed in Octo­ber 1986 by Ryuho Okawa, a for­mer Wall Street trad­er who claims to be the rein­car­nat­ed form of Bud­dha, who him­self was the rein­car­nat­ed form of El Cantare, a god from Venus who cre­at­ed life on earth mil­lions of years ago. Hap­py Sci­ence was offi­cial­ly rec­og­nized as a reli­gious group in Japan in 1991, quick­ly gained a huge fol­low­ing, and made Okawa a very rich man. One esti­mate from 1991 put the group’s annu­al rev­enues at around $45 mil­lion.

Okawa claims that he can chan­nel the spir­its of famous peo­ple — both alive and dead. In 2019, the Hap­py Sci­ence branch in Lon­don host­ed a séance to hear Mar­garet Thatcher’s thoughts on Brex­itOkawa has writ­ten over 500 books filled with out­landish claims about UFOs, demon­ic war­fare, and most recent­ly, coro­n­avirus and how it orig­i­nat­ed on anoth­er plan­et.

Just like Sci­en­tol­ogy in the U.S., a focus on mak­ing mon­ey was baked into Hap­py Sci­ence from the start. Along with buy­ing books, DVDs, and CDs, fol­low­ers have to pay to advance with­in the group.

The group has been sell­ing “mir­a­cle cures” for COVID-19 for the past year — which are essen­tial­ly just bless­ings — and even when it was forced to shut down its two New York branch­es dur­ing lock­down, Hap­py Sci­ence con­tin­ued the grift by sell­ing COVID-19 cures remote­ly.

If you couldn’t afford the “cures’ — which cost up to $400 — the groups also sold COVID-themed DVDs and CDs of Okawa lec­tur­ing that the cult claims will boost immu­ni­ty from the virus.

But mon­ey was just part of the plan, and Okawa has always had much larg­er ambi­tions to turn his bur­geon­ing reli­gious move­ment into a polit­i­cal one.

Even before Hap­py Sci­ence branched out into pol­i­tics, Okawa open­ly expressed ultra­na­tion­al­is­tic views, spread­ing anti-Kore­an and anti-Chi­nese rhetoric, and engag­ing in his­tor­i­cal denial of the Impe­r­i­al Japan­ese military’s sys­tem of colo­nial sex slav­ery.

“Okawa’s nev­er been par­tic­u­lar­ly shy about his ambi­tions or his nation­al­ist beliefs,” High­tow­er said. ” “He wants to dom­i­nate. He wants to be a major play­er on the world polit­i­cal stage. So it real­ly only makes sense to start mak­ing these inroads and back in Japan, Okawa can point to any­thing HRP does in Amer­i­ca as proof of some sort of polit­i­cal legit­i­ma­cy.”

Aeba, who was a board mem­ber of Hap­py Sci­ence until 2015, became cen­tral to Okawa’s polit­i­cal ambi­tions, and it was he who was sent to CPAC in 2011 to forge clos­er ties with con­ser­v­a­tive U.S. law­mak­ers who Okawa want­ed to emu­late.

“You have many super­stars who can attract the audi­ence by their speech,” Aeba told The Atlantic at CPAC in 2012. “We don’t have stars in Japan­ese pol­i­tics. When our politi­cians speak, peo­ple feel tired and bored.”

And even though Aeba will be speak­ing at CPAC this year, the movement’s efforts have most­ly failed to have any impact at home.

This year, CPAC will be dom­i­nat­ed by the pres­ence of Trump, and his quest to main­tain con­trol of the Repub­li­can Par­ty in the wake of his elec­tion loss.

But the GOP is also grap­pling with its embrace of QAnon and oth­er more extreme ide­olo­gies with­in its ranks. Experts say that by giv­ing Aeba a plat­form to speak, the Repub­li­can Par­ty is sig­nal­ing just where its loy­al­ties lie.

“CPAC is at the fore­front of a reac­tionary glob­al net­work — demon­strat­ed once again by Jay Aeba being invit­ed to speak,” Joe Mul­hall, a senior researcher with U.K.-based advo­ca­cy group Hope Not Hate, told VICE News. “That CPAC con­tin­ues to asso­ciate with Jay Aeba demon­strates clear­ly what val­ues they are try­ing to pro­mote, and ally with, around the world.”

2. “Hap­py Sci­ence;” Wikipedia.com.

. . . . At the same time, the orga­ni­za­tion’s polit­i­cal wing, the Hap­pi­ness Real­iza­tion Par­ty, pro­motes polit­i­cal views that include sup­port for Japan­ese mil­i­tary expan­sion, sup­port for the use of nuclear deter­rence,[8] and denial of his­tor­i­cal events such as the Nan­jing Mas­sacre in Chi­na and the com­fort women issue in South Korea—see the Japan­ese-lan­guage ver­sion of the orga­ni­za­tion’s online news bul­letin, The Lib­er­ty. . . .

Discussion

2 comments for “Never Underestimate a Space Alien from Venus”

  1. So, Hiroa­ki “Jay” Aeba is like the test-tube muta­tion of Sun Myung Moon & Ryōichi Sasakawa’s genet­ic mate­r­i­al spliced togeth­er, polit­i­cal­ly speak­ing?

    Posted by Robert Ward Montenegro | March 14, 2021, 4:20 pm
  2. @Robert Ward Mon­tene­gro–

    Yes, indeed, with a bit of Shin­cheon­ji thrown in for good mea­sure, along with some Falun Gong for fla­vor and tex­ture.

    Good to know our gov­ern­ment pro­motes and, in some cas­es, funds things like this, isn’t it?

    Best,

    Dave Emory

    Posted by Dave Emory | March 14, 2021, 7:08 pm

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