Spitfire List Web site and blog of anti-fascist researcher and radio personality Dave Emory.
The tag 'Zaibatsu' is associated with 24 posts.

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

Pro­gram details and audio links.


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 […]


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 […]


FTR #441 Pecunia Nervus Belli, Part II

Eco­nom­ic rela­tion­ships between the Bush admin­is­tra­tion, the Bor­mann — Under­ground Reich milieu, and the Arab petro­le­um-pro­duc­ing states.