Fake Uyoku - the obscure clans (1)
This story is going to be very deep into Japanese underground but significant to unravel Japanese post war culture. Let me get started with my memory almost 10 years ago about fake Uyoku. When I was a high school student, I often saw cars painted in black like the pic below with a noizy old martial song.
Being so noizy and scary, that the cars are far from appealing, making me very disgusted. I happened to found their flyers posted on electric palls after they are away, and look how ugly the posters are! And I got to think that those people, who want old Imperial Japan back, would put Japan's future in huge jeopardy.
Then let me tell you the identity of those people. Many of them are not Japanese, but Korean (zainichi). When I heard about this, I could hardly believe it. Why would they have to disguise themselves as Japanese rightists, e.g., pure Uyoku?
It was not until recent that investigations on those groups have revealed the truth behind it. I'm going to follow the unnatural points the researchers found if we consider them as Japanese:
*Recently, the abductions by North Korea is one of the biggest political interests. When the families of the victims are making speech in the station plaza, the cars appear out of nowhere, and strange people gather to collect donation. Of course, the families of the victims never invited them.
*Look at the pic of the black car above again. You could see the flags of Korea and Japan below the chrysanthemum, which is the symbol of Imperial family. Why would they have to paint Korean flag next to Japan's? (An anonymous blogger found the Korean flag was upside down. I don't know if they did it on purpose.) If you can read Japanese, you'd notice the letters saying "Korean-Japanese friendship" on the van. I feel again very unnatural about this because "Japan-Korean friendship" is the right order without exception unless those letters are written by Korean sided people.
Here I listed information on bosses of fake Uyoku or Yakuza who are also Korean. Surprisingly, many Korean bosses were found:
group・・・・・・・・・・・・family Name given name
会津子鉄会組長・・・・・・・・姜 外秀 (He usually uses a Japanese name, 高山 登久太郎)
山口組系天野組組長・・・・・・金 政基 (arrested Aug. 2006 for extortion)
双愛会系谷戸一家山武組・・・・鄭 武男(killed 12/8/2006)
You don't know how to read Kanji? No problem. Usually the family names -- coming first followed by the given name -- consist of two or three characters. Korean's family names, on the other hand, require only one character to express. If I pronounce those family names, "Soh", "Lee", "Shin", "Lee", and "Kim". Those are obviously Korean names without exception. By the way, do you know what typical Japanese names are like? I bet you already know it: "Honda", "Toyota", "Suzuki" and so on. It's always sticking to a rule: consonant-vowel-consonant-vowel-... It's something to remember if you are majoring in something related to Japanese. Let me get back to the point. The point is that those fake Uyoku groups have quite high chance that they partly consist of Korean people. Since those Korean people can speak Japanese and born in Japan, I'll call them "zainichi", meaning "staying in Japan".
So, what is their purpose? Just focus on the nature of zainichi people to find it: they are educated in Korean schools independent of Japanese municipal administration to grow to hate Japan. So it's now obvious, isn't it? They have been doing this in order to implant an idea into Japanese that "Imperial Japan used to be hideous and tyrannical." That way, Japanese get to feel guilty about Japanese rule until 1945 in Korea, and they would apologize with compensation so that zainichi can make life much easier. If zainichi people claim that they were forced to come Japan and there's no job with them, Japan would pay for them. That's the idea. Actually 90% of them smuggle to Japan during Korean war, though.
I'm very troubled to see those fake Uyoku marching in Yasukuni shrine because I don't know those weird people! I picked the pic from a Chinese newspaper, and obviously this pic drives Chinese people scared.
There seem to exist several other kinds of fake Uyoku that is not for Korea. Nevertherless, it's still true that zainichi holds a big power in these world.
There's one episode recently I got around a Sumo wrestler Asashoryu who was from Mongol. As the strongest champion as of 2005, he's got many cameras and reporters surrounding him as usual when the incident happened. He got furious at a reporter from Korea (she enrolled in a university in Japan and became a reporter in Japan after graduation), and yelled at her, "Kimchi Bastard!" The rumor says that most reporters knew that Asashoryu got happy news of having baby at that time. According to the tradition of Mongol, he was supposed not to announce it because it is believed that daemons would kidnap newborn babies if their existence come out. Apparently the reporter broke the promise with Asashoryu and write an article about the baby. This is how he yelled at the reporter.
This is not what I want to say, the subsequent news makes me feel interested in Uyoku. Hearing the news of Asashoryu, Some fake Uyoku groups made huge protest against the behavior of Asashoryu, threatening several organizations such as Sumo Kyokai, and they even made a complaint to the Prime Minister. (The Prime Minister at that time, Mori, was also the president of Japan-Korea legislator friendship federation.) I just don't know why "Kimchi Bastard" irritates fake Uyoku. But now it makes sense.
I came across a video in youtube that reports an arrest of a yakuza leader in East Osaka. The name of the leader happened to be one of them I introduced to you, "姜 弘文". His family name "姜" is a typical Korean name and never used in Japan. (He was arrested June 8, 2005 and indicted for extortion.)
Here's a link to Uyoku- the obcure cult (2)