The Japanese rightist

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Raid on North Korean Science Agency again

The raid again! The police raided six agencies, including Tokyo head office, November 26th, for exporting 60 packs of amino acid (IV fluid) over the amount limited by law (see picture below). They say it can be used for cultivation of viruses in order to produce biologic weaponry. This type of medicine smuggling is not the first time, but the police knew 8100 packs were already gone to North Korea in June. The reason for the raid supposedly it's a series of organized crimes all over Japan. The pic below is a capture of the moment, and the men apparently yelling at police are probably from the members from North Korea.

For those who are not very familiar with the activities of North Korea in Japan, I'll simply discuss the history. You know many Koreans are living in Japan, right? Many of them got away from Korean penninsula to Japan up until now. Japanese rule (1904 ~ 45), Korean war(1950), or Jeju massacre(1954) are the major era. After WWII, they built schools for children and taught them as they like, such as communism, Korean history, and worshipping Kim Il Song (Father of Kim Jong Il) of course in their language. Therefore, they have raised so many children in such a way that their character formation is completely far from that of Japanese. The number of those "zainichi" is now almost 600 thousands. If you wanna know how many schools they have built, just do the math. Of those taking an oath of loyalty for Kim Il Song, some have operated in secret like abductions as you may know. The agency, North Korea Science Agency became widely known very recently as an industry spy group infilterating Japan's various organizations and companies.

Well, now that I'm mature, this incident won't make me furious any more. I'm just calmly watching this. As a matter of fact, the raid on North Korean Science Agency is not the first time recently; see this article one year ago when the suspect was conducting illegal sales of medecine online. This raid later revealed the agency obtained military secret on SAM(Surface-to-air missile), besides just a illegal medecine sales or a charge of money counterfeiting. It's a typical arrest someone on a holding charge. Wmmm. It's an evidence of Japanese police working fine. So I'm not too worried.

Another reason making me calm is the number of members coming out of the building to resist against police was fewer than last year. It indicates that the organization has been weakened due to probable members withdrawal from this agency. It is now famous for members infilterating into Japanese self-difense force, police, or technology companies to absorb scientific technology. Yet people are well alerted these days.

However, I'm not fully satisfied. What makes me uncomfortable the most is the reaction the mass media show. NHK briefly reported this news with a scene of just the police entering the building although there was an interesting, big struggle.

NTV is worse. After reporting this, a news conference to media by North Korea Agency pops up, and he accused of the police. Well, as usual, TVs always favor Koreans. The case of TV asahi was very hilarious. A commentator gave a comment, after the report, defending North Korea, "These days, people in Korea are very conscious of their healthy, so it's inevitable for them to need more medicine as the consciousness spreads." Very funny! Aside from this obvious LIE, they ought to stop attempting false declaration when through customs.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Bury your sentimentalism in Iwojima

Because US is wounded, they look Japanese soldiers as a better enemy.
Why Iwojima now? That's a typical response of Japanese who have almost forgotten it until a pair of movies are about to come. We discussed it and defined the current US citizens. The result of our diagnosis is "They(americans) are very sentimental these days!"

In spite of incorporating RMA (Revolution in Military Affairs), the situation in Iraq is still not clear. Italy is not on the side of US any more before you know. Shiite, Russia, and China are having a gloat over the stranded US in the middle east. It's like "This is not what we thought it would be!"

Looking back to the recent history, US hasn't experienced enough amount of clear success in wars. Black Hawk Down, air strike of Chinese embassy in Yugoslavia, and so on. Although US may as well claim their moral approach in any cases these days, a threshold comes up from nowhere and wreck the completion of the mission. It is guerilla or citizens' feelings, which meddles in all the time and make the reputation of the US worse.

And you would think, "Although it traumatized us once upon a time, the battle at Iwojima against Japan made us forget about those discomfort which is not necessary in wars. It was just a pure battle like a sport where no others are involved. After the war, we handshake each other like now."

I'd say it's not a coincidence that a movie made in US is trying to depict also the figures of Japanese soldiers in detail. US citizens don't want to see a didactic movie where a hero beats evil like we saw a lot in 2001 and 2002. "After the six soldiers hoisted the flag, no resentment is left. Japan fought very well, and we decently treated Japanese POWs after that," you may say. Now US citizens know there are full of evils who use kids as a wall. It finally seems that people in US began to yearn toward Japanese soldiers because US has seen worse enemies too much these days.

This trend is actually welcome to me because we wish the rehabilitation of honor of Japanese war dead in WWII. First of all it's my principal standpoint in this blog.

Japanese soldiers were acually better opponent.
Let me take up a story to represent MY feeling about Iwojima. I came across a website that opens a diary written by a Japanese soldier who fought till end in Iwojima and was rescued by US military. I learned several interesting facts that were overlooked. Here are some of war stories he left: Since the island is a volcanic island, soldiers couldn't have enough sleep because of sulfur gas and heat. His superior officer ordered him to crash into tanks with 20kg of explosives, so he couldn't help thinking about his family at that night. His officer did it first and showed an example. Before the night, what they discussed for the significance of this suicide attack is if they hold as much as possible, Japan can make better peace with US. Well, as a descendent of them, I found no reason to disgrace them. They had a very clear purpose!

What surprised me the most was that he describes the opponent as "Mr. opponent". I don't see the correct reason, but I guess he wanted to think the opponent was also human being. Otherwise he couldn' keep himself under fiercest bombardments.

The last part of his diary writes how better he got due to proper care and food provided by US. Yes, at least you have an example of the pretty good treatment of US to Japanese POWs.

Such a war never comes again.
You may want to watch the movie, and after that you may not be as proud of US soldiers as other movies. But that's OK. Everyone knows it was a mere fight in a good way.(Keep in mind that this movie is not a simple hero movie. Nevertherless, they faithfully executed their mission, purely fought against their enemy, and weren't stigmatized as civilian killers.) In other words, don't simply anticipate satisfied victories or pure battles from now on. Israel also had to retreat for the same reason with an infamy of "killing innocent civilians". Bury your sentimentalism in Iwojima if you still imagine, at the back of your mind, that Iraqi people some day become to happily wave their hands to US military for liberating them from a dictator. There's no way to satisfy both Sunni and Shiite to begin with.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Perfect duplicate, Super Z1

This article today is not a thinker. It's just North Korea's counterfeiting. Let us follow a TV program aired Nov. 11th from TV asahi. (A big TV network, "TV asahi" was introduced here. It once showed irrational attitude on an argument of going nuclear. But as you will see, even TV asahi has to suck up to viewers whether they like North Korea or not. I guess TV asahi has learned programs on North Korea can win audience rate these days.)

The TV crew flew to Yanji, a town in China close to the border between China and North Korea. They are trying to find counterfeit bills, receiving news of money laundering in this town.

An antique dealer agreed to film this scene with masking their faces. He was about to sell $100 bills for Chinese yuan.

The crew probably bought some from him and turned in them to a pioneering researcher, Matsumura, who is famous for his differentiation machine.

He found the bills are fake in a second because the texture of the paper was too hard, and the hologram was coarse, too. Those bills with bad quality are said to be manufactured by underground private groups away from North Korean government.

However, the crew had obtained another bill from some other route. Matsumura got very shocked to examine this bill. "That's almost the same as a real one!" He concluded it was fake with a slight difference of ink bleed. He pointed that this newest version of counterfeit bill has been recently improved from the last one, Super Z, so it is named Super Z1. The hologram, which looks green or black according to the angle you are looking with, is of course perfect.

In the first place, we don't know much about transition of North Korea's counterfeit bills. Let us get it straight about Super Z and Super Z1. Super Z was the newest one which was perfect except for one small difference in the hand of the clock.
The hand is sticking out in the real one whereas the fake one is within the circle. That's amazingly the only difference we can easily find in Super Z. The newest version, Super Z1, has overcome this defect. "Very frequent checks and improvements have been done by the counterfeiting group," said Matsumura.

I have no comments today since US government has already taken an action. Of course Tokyo can't be an idle spectator. Counterfeit bills of Japanese yen made in North Korea are very cunning, too!

There's one thing I want you to know about Japanese mass media. These TV programs generally report the facts as calm as they can, not the way they arouse viewers' nationalism. Plus, knowing Japan's mass media all suck, there's information you can get only from TVs. So we have to count on TVs to some extent, and they will survive while internet becomes prosperous.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Fake Uyoku - the obscure cult (2)

What's an "fake Uyoku" (fake rightists)? If you already read the previous post, it's a dull question. They typically stroll in a scaringly decorated car like the pic above, and make loud army songs in the street. Although most of normal Japanese wonder what the heck they are, mass media won't take up their real face. If you have a Japanese friend and may want to dare to ask him/her about them. But I'm pretty sure your friend just don't know much about it in spite of being intimidated.

My previous post was a venture; I condemned that a number of Korean(zainichi) have been slipping into those organizations. Recently, I was very alerted about incidents around Uyoku: one of the suspicious ones was taken place April 23rd 2004, making me feel that Koreans are involved with an evil intention. But my investigation ended up with vague findings. This article is about how I had investigated this incident and what I got as the conclusion. Let me sort the backgrounds around it chronologically.

Around that time, there was a cronical and controversial argument flaring-up between Japan and China about their territory issues, Senkaku islands and Okinoshima island.

THAT incident happend in the middle of those arguments. An fake Uyoku car slamed into Chinese Consulate in Osaka, ending up with burning and destroying their main gate. Needless to say, Beijing issued a strict warning to Tokyo to keep an eye on those radical groups. Penalized for this, Japan consequently made the negotiation unfavorable.

The criminal, Nobuyuki Nakagama (34),was immediately arrested, and newspapers the next day reported this rather briefly. His motivation was to claim that Senkaku islands should belong to Japan. He was from an Uyoku party, Nihonkoumintou (日本皇民党), which means "Japan Emperor's Citizen Party".

The story develops rapidly. A Korean zainichi, Ko Chong-Su (高 鐘守) (40), was arrested two days later for supervising this din. Many hardly noticed his arrest; newspapers barely reported it with a very small headline. Bingo! Korean again.

But I really don't know why Koreans are frequently involved. Some might say that way they can undermine Japan's reputation and scare ordinary people away from being rightish. I might agree to that.

After this incident, public trials over 11 times are disclosed online on the criminal, Nakagama. Reading this, I sensed that he is a pure Japanese who is just radical. More investigation revealed that this fake Uyoku group, Nihonkoumintou (日本皇民党), regards Chinese communists as an fatal enemy. Their activity has been based just for aggressive act against Chinese communist. The reason for their hostility is that their will is to unite all Asia, which won't be realized with communists, I guess. Since those Uyoku parties typically wish they live within Great East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere, they are assumed to be inevitably generous to Korean new comers. There's a rumor that some fake Uyoku parties have been already taken over by Koreans because of the generousity of Uyoku to Koreans. But for the case of this party, Nihonkoumintou (日本皇民党), it's not realistic to determine this party is anti-Japanese manipulated by Korean.

Sorry that I have to conclude this story like that. It's like there's no concrete conclusion! The Uyoku issue is so complicated that it's very hard to get an access to their core part. Anyway, I don't support Nakagawa's reckless act although it may reflect his "noble" belief against communists. Hate to say it, but it ooks like Chinese communist has a right to blame Japan by all means this time.

Mass media exist to expose those mysteries to people per se, but they keep silent probably because fake Uyoku live on intimidation. They don't want to run a risk of having intimidation by them.

Here's a link to another post:
Fake Uyoku - the obscure clans (3)