The Japanese rightist

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Asahi shinbun's apology needed on comfort women

The whole truth of the comfort women issue seems to be sought again. The diplomatic matter of comfort women between Japan and Korea started since The Asahi newspaper took up Seiji Yoshida's testimony in 1982 as the evidence of coercion of Japan's military. But Asahi admitted in 2014 fabrications in Yoshida's book and announced retraction of their articles. Yoshida claimed in his testimony that he obtained the evidence that Korean women were forcibly taken away to serve as comfort women by Japan's military. The book said that women in Chejudo, an island of South Korea, were beaten and lifted up to trucks by Japanese officers. The Asahi corrected on the same day another fabrication on investigation of facts around Fukushima. The picture above shows the scene of apology made by CEO of Asahi. They ought to know that every article from Asahi from now on would be under suspicion for a long time.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Fact being revealed: father of Park Geun-hye directly managing Korean Comfort women for UN/US

An inconvenient fact on comfort women after WWII has been growing as a big anxiety of South Korea. A member of opposing party of South Korea condemned the ruling party of South Korea for hiding secrets of Park Guen-hye, the current president of South Korea. What he found out was a signature of her father, a former president (1963-1979) of South Korea, on a document directing his policy on comfort women in bases of UN/US armies. According to the disclosure, the government of South Korea had run 62 places with 9,935 comfort women working in there. The document proposed a plan to build a bunch of condominiums to house them for promoting better hygiene.


There's another record printed in a newspaper (Dong-A Ilbo, 9/14, 1961) shown above reported registration of comfort women for serving to United Nations.  I didn't quite know the intention of the government of South Korea at that time, but found a clue: The New York Times recently published an article on Oct. 31th 2012, interviewing a sex slave who served to UN. According to her interview, the government of South Korea kept encouraging sex slaves to earn foreign currency. Isn't it a worse involvement than what Janapese government did to sex slaves during WWII? The current governement of South Korea shouldn't avert their eyes from them. They should make apologies to the sex slaves for forcibly drafting them to work in so-called comfort houses, if South Korea values human rights. If so, the government of Japan may reiterate apologies in an ashamed tone of voice. But it would never happen. Park Guen-hye would confess in no way that her father was the very person in charge of comfort women in the post Korean war period. 

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Upload delayed

Since I moved to Japan, the food is quite good. Drinking coke much less since it's $1 per can. Instead, I've been drinking tea. Can't believe the days with 2 cans of coke a day.

I met my family. They are fine.

The view out the window is not bad. A steep slope bothers my walking and bicycling though. Fortunately my neighbor turned out to be a family of noble race. Wow, I got a pretty nice garden view for free!

It's going to take another one week for the next upload due to delayed phone line. It's "golden weenk" in Japan, so many offices have been taking sloppy days off these days.

Monday, April 30, 2007

I'm going to Japan

Going to Japan! Yeah!!!! I'm already there, though.

Please be patient for the next upload.
The internet set up takes a long time.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The mayor Nagasaki assassinated by Yakuza

The criminal, Tetsuya Shiroo (城尾哲彌 59), was arrested.

The mayor of Nagasaki.

I'll upload the upcoming information later on.

4/17/2007 11:00(EST) People in 2ch started to claim the criminal may be Korean, but there's no report from media. Didn't they blame everything to Korean? Just because the shooting ranpage in Virginia Tech was made by a Korean yesterday, it doesn't mean every murder is executed by Korean. Regardless of the fact, Yakuza won't move unless money is involved. CNN reported that the statment of the mayor referring to the Emperor's crime in WWII angered rightists, but I am negative about that. It smells something about money. Since the major was running for his fourth consecutive seats as the mayor of Nagasaki, complicated collusion may have been webbed.

4/19/2007 0:30(EST) The ex-wife of this criminal stated at the interview that the mayor is to be blamed because he didn't give any grant, public projects, to the criminal's group just because of Yakuza. Hmmm, my suspicion, something about money, may be true.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Visit Spooky Osaka (1)

The second largest city, Osaka, is known to be very unique with its friendliness and open mind. The strongest dialect also characterizes the people in Osaka to the level that "only people from Osaka never want to adopt accents of Tokyo." The humane city, however, has been burdened with its shameful issue, casual workers and home-less people. (This article is borrowing pictures from a pioneering website "Osaka Minkoku damepo tour".)

Normal international visitors won't pay a visit to the district, Kamagasaki, located in the south part of Osaka since places for sightseeing are mostly in the northern Osaka. So are high-income residents.

Incredibly, Kamagasaki is pretty near the center of Osaka. As soon as you get off the train at the station and make a breath, you'd know something wrong is happening in this town with strong irritating odor of ammonia.
(Kamagasaki is in Nishinari district, Osaka.)

You may see the blue sheets like the picture above here and there. Yes, this town is full of homeless people who seldom take a bath.

It used to be an energetic town since way before WWII with casual workers. It was good as they were young. They enjoyed their freedom in spite of their poverty. However, they got old now. The town has become a ghost town with so many old people who are living under the blue sheets with skinny dogs.

The unsavory administration in Osaka has been pointed out. The welfare policy for the poor is neglected while the fake socially vulnerable, Buraku people, have grown with a parasitic aspect. It is said that Osaka has spent $1.2 billion so far for compensation for Buraku people. But apparently the money has been taking a huge detour. Osaka administration has also invested in huge public projects of buildings or bridges which by the way are not needed so much. The money is not used correctly especially in Osaka.

Although they are already old, they are willing to work to lead a life. The nearby job-placement office (the picture above) has a long line of such workers every day.

This video clip from youtube vividly tells you how insane this town is. I just couldn't believe there was still such a place in Japan.

Identifying the cancer of this problem was the most difficult to me. Looks like many of those workers have created multiple certificates of residence and sold their right of vote. The buyers can freely relocate their residence certificates to anyplace they like. Some political party is known to be very powerful when it comes to election. I'd want to assert you that a political party is very fishy about this, but I won't say the name here due to no evidence. But now you see the trick, don't you? Just because of those workers who have sold their right of vote, the election in this district cannot reflect the workers' will.

**Never get close to this town even if you got interested. It's not safe! **

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

















Thursday, March 29, 2007

Communists got Manchukuo (1)

Study of Manchukuo implies a lot of resources to us even now. Historically and geopolitically Japan and US are to cooperate for covering up continental superpowers but conflict for each profit in the continent. The two countries opened fire for the dream land, Manchukuo. Who won that area after all? Japan lost all, the US didn't won, and the continental super powers took all.

My claim throughout this article series is that the WWII between Japan and the US was determined already in 1931 when Japan seized Manchukuo. With a number of resemblances of situations, Japan nowadays have been seeing the future of Iraq or Iran superimposing on the aftermath of Manchukuo. The heartland country Manchukuo failed. So will the plan of Iraq and Iran fail. It's going to take a few articles to reach this conclusion. First of all, let us take an overview of the history and background of the Manchukuo.

The flag of Manchukuo consists of five colors. The base, yellow implies the color of Manchu. Red is assigned for Japan, blue for Hun(China), white for Mongol, and black for Korea. The concept with the five colors was called "五族協和"(five ethnics in coordination), a dreamy slogan.

You might say it's a propaganda. Of course the Japanese military neglected the coordinative cabinet's order. The military conducted assasination of the leader and allegedly obtained Manchuria. The Japanese people and media supported the military's runaway. Since the people permitted the military's dogma, the system of civilian control began to be out of control. There were many other greedy aspects Japan was showing at that time. However, there must be something more than those "evil Japanese" that I have been taught in school.

In order to reveal the circumstances of the period and the puppet country, I went to a nearby library where I found several books focusing on Manchuria. I found a book interesting because it was written by an American but published in Japan. Which country did he write this book in favor of?

"Manchukuo a bird's-eye view", James A. B. Scherer, Hokuseido Press(1933).

I opened the last page and found an intriguing phrase in the end.
She(Japan) made mistakes - what country hasn't? - but she is building a model State as a bulwark between Chinese anarchy and Russian communism, and as an object-lesson to China. She(Japan) is the spear-head of the West thrust between China and Russia, fighting a lone hand. If Theodore Roosevelt's Asiatic policy had been followed, perhaps she could have been spared some of the mistakes she has made during the last quarte-century. She might today be America's best friend in Asia. It is not yet too late to win her back.

What do you think about this? This book must indeed be written for Japan's profit probably with support of a Japanese publisher or supposedly government. The "mistake" he refers to as would be Japanese invasion into Manchuria with all the explosion and assassination of the local leader. And he concludes that America shouldn't become hostile on Japan's policy, and he suggests a satisfactory solution, "international cooperation in the internal reconstruction in China." Obviously his and Japan's plead didn't reach Washington.

When he wrote this book in 1933, he already foresaw occurence of the future war between Japan and the US. Hmm, Interesting. Although the world may look the runaway of Japanese military as dangerous enemy, the author didn't seem to share the same perspective. So what was he claiming as the threat? Firstly he points out China's anarchy.
A report in May, 1931, by General Ho Ying-chin, then leading his fourth campaign against Chinese Reds, estimated that since the middle of 1928 the communists had massacred over 260,000 people, burned 220,000 houses and destroyed about $200,000,000 worth of property, American money. In addition, 1,500,000 people had fled from their homes.

We hardly know that China was in anarchy at that time, and Chinese militaries invaded castles and massacre people inside. In China, massacring civilains inside castles has been historically and widely taking place. There's even a term, "屠城(slaughter castle)". In such situations, it was not desirable to continue or expand economical activities from European and American point of view.

Secondly, he notices the threat of Sovietism, prevailing into a south province of China and northern states, Manchuria, as shown in the map below. The shaded areas denote the places where Sovietism was influential. It is interesting that Sovietism or communism grew their strong influence along the railroads in Manchukuo (see the map). As written above, 260,000 people were already massacred by communists. Therefore, the author regards the invasion of communists as "nightmare of Japan".

Espionage, terrorism or propaganda by Soviet communists must have been a piece of cake in Manchukuo, for there's already 70,000 Russians living in Harbin. Manchuria was slowly leaving from Japan's hand.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Pachinko industry

I'm sure most of you have seen gorgeously decorated buildings like the pic below in front of every station or along every wide road if you have travelled to Japan. This article today is about Pachinko, an infamous gamble that Japanese newspapers or massmedia never report but is responsible for $300 billion underground industry.

Pachinko is the only illegal gamble you won't be arrested with, and it's widespread since the end of WWII. It's a very simple game. You enter the building, buy metal balls which you call "pachinko", flick them with a lever, and drop the flying balls in jackpots. Yes, it's a pinball machine. The actual style is a miniature and upright one. One pachinko parlor shop have more than 100 of machines. The only difference from pinball mahines is that you can retrieve more balls and afterwards change them into cash. Of course you can make your life only if you are very good at it, and indeed, there are those ones.

The lure of this game is outstanding enough to cause tragic accidents where babies are died of heat stroke in the car while their parents are carried away in pachinko parlors. Leaving babies for only 10 minutes is already dangerous! These days those parents tend to be sentenced to a heavy punishment for what they have done. These cases have been seen many times since I was small. It's not rare. Plus it's a waste of money and time.

Aside from most of Japanese anxiety on the prevail of this infamous gamble, the industy has grown to achieve $300 billion dollars. FYI, the medical industry is comparable, $300 billion, and car industry holds $410 billion dollars in Japan (as of 2006). Pachinko industry is a gigantic industry you never thought to be. For example, consider a man spending $100 for 30 minutes game and he played 2 hours. He would lose $400 if in bad luck. Of course he can win $2000 a day, but rarely happens. Those who line up to the door of the parlors in the morning before its open to get a good seat for so-called easy machines NEVER get surplus statistically.

Then why don't massmedia report this fact and alert people? Actually, I personally haven't seen ANY articles or programs that invoke discussion on the pros and cons of pachinko. If nothing is coming out of massmedia, there's a taboo inside it. That's the theme of my blog. In this case as well, the mastermind is zainichi again! In case of pachinko, the structure of the collusion looks to me enigmatic, a manifold among police, zainichi, politicians, North Korea, and mass media.

Finally I found a TV program that barely penetrate the kernel of pachinko industry. "Move" from TV asahi reported that this industyr consists of 50% South Korean owners, 30 to 40% North Korean owners, and 10% Japanese owners.

There was a valuable interview with a president, Han Chang-Woo (韓 昌祐) of the biggest pachinko chain shops "Maruhan". He was ranked 584th among world richest people according to Forbs in 2006. The interview is uploaded to Youtube but held in Japanese, so I'll briefly summarize his speech. His brother, a brick maker, smuggled him into Japan in 1945 just after WWWII because their life was economically hard to continue. He graudated Hosei University in Tokyo, but at that time (1952) the economy in Japan was not in a favorable situation even for Japanese student who graduated from university. He lived from hand to mouth even after graduation. Finally he met pachinko industry and got inclined to enlarge this business. In his interview, he defines pachinko industry as "discriminative occupation". Since no banks were willing to lend money to Zainichi Korean, people like him had to take a job like pachinko that handles money as close as possible.

The US must not have overlooked this loophole for North Korea's money. The problem of pachinko industry was reported to sanate by Larry M. Wortzel, Ph.D. from The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute in 2003. It goes:
Japan’s 18,000 Pachinko gambling parlors, some 30 percent of which are owned by ethnic North Koreans, bring in annual sales of $280 billion a year. Some of this money is also funneled into North Korea, although Japan is now tightening up on that practice.

LA times also points out the connection to North Korea in Decdmber 2006.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007









私は外国に住んでいるため、あまり目だった活動ができません。英文サイトを空いた時間に作るくらいの微力な存在です。しかし、英文サイトを作ってから、だんだんとリンクが集まり始め、今では南京大虐殺を英語で検索すれば、30番目くらいに出てきます。"zainichi"を英語で検索すれば、5番目です。"Uyoku"に至っては4番目です。十分発信力が出てきたと実感しています。日本には変な右翼がいて、私たちとは違うことを知ってもらう必要があります。また、在日差別が実は逆差別であるものだと知ってもらわなければなりません。そのためにも、せめて検索順位4、5番目でもキープしておくのは効果があります。他にもあります。"Malaysia WWII"と二語でgoogle検索してみると、このブログが1番に来るんです。 「日本軍がマレーシアに虐待した」という断罪的、一方的な歴史をもう一度見直してもらうのに、非常に効果的である、ということになります。



英文での情報発信力を高めるために、私のブログの内容をコピペして丸ごと使って頂いても結構です。英文を書けない人にオススメ。日本に味方する情報量を増やさねばなりません。質より量です。 (著作権は放棄しませんが、非営利の目的であり、かつ日本の良いところを知らせるための内容であればご自由に。)


分かる人だけ分かるオオニシ(Onishi Norimitsu)情報:
哲光 Chul-Gwang 철광(チョルグァン) 本当にありがとうございました。

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Heightened tensions between Zainichi and Japanese

If you are an enthsiastic reader of this blog, you know what zainichi people are. The conflict condition between Zainichi and Japanese rightists has caused intolerable strain these days. A half of zainichi in terms of ideology, pro-DPRK clan, held a big rally March 3rd 2007 at Hibiya, Tokyo, to protest against pressure onto them, claiming abolishment of discriminative treatment. It's funny. I feel like they have discriminated Japanese on the contrary. It's also shocking to know the fact that they can hold such a rally right in the center of Tokyo. (Hibiya is a walking distance from Tokyo station.)

The rally and a demonstration march were reported by a number of rightish bloggers. That day was over without any violent conflict.

It looks to me just a hostile demonstration against our state power.

There already was a conflict between Tokyo prefecture and Zainichi before this rally. Tokyo led by Ishihara asked court for cancellation of use by Zainichi prior to March 3rd. The reason for their appeal is "Public facilities in Tokyo should be for public open to everybody, not for specific party. But they are apparently taking place an exclusive rally." The court, however, dismissed the appeal and permitted the usage. Mass media seemed to stay neutral as to this issue.

Here was another plan to be held March 4th for DPRK's similar activity near Shinjuku. Yoyogi district in Tokyo cancelled the usage of a facility for Zainichi 2nd March because the symposium was intended to exclude Japanese. Hey, Debito, why don't you come out and yell at zainichi? They were about to keep out Japanese. That's discrimination you always mention.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Comfort women? No, they are prostitutes

I guess you already know what "comfort women" means; sexually abused women by Japanese military according to activists from Korea. Of course this is an alleged issue. Let me discuss the truth hidden behind this condemning from a perspective of a typical Japanese who once regret it already in 1980s and changed one's mind these years after a lot of personal investigation on the so-called "comfort women".

(1)Are these testimonies really reliable?
If testimonies have absolute reliability, I have another testimony from a Japanese side. When a Japanese lady was washing vegitables in the river, two Korean comfort women passed by her and laughed, "why can you do such a dirty work while you are beautiful? Why don't you look at us dressed with these beautiful outfits and change your mind? You are going to lead a happy life like us!"

(2) What about Korean?
Why don't Korean regret their own history of world-class prostitute industry? Not only US soldiers but Korean residents took advantage of comfort women along 동두천〔東豆川〕tongduch'ŏn in the Korean war. Depriving of women from their family and sell them as merchandise, that's their history.

(3)Comfort women pimps were mostly Korean
The problem of so-called "comfort women" (Ianpu) was severely discussed in Japan since 1980s. As a representive of Japanese government, Kono made a statement and apologized in 1993 for their physicological loss as comfort women. He was pursuaded by a number of protesters at that time, and said "they had to work as comfort women at that time and Japanese soldiers used that system." Since this statement was announced, a lot of research has been implemented. As the truth have been unraveled, however, people's interest has been lost due to small involvement by Japanese military. It turned out that Korean comfort women were torn apart from their family by Korean traders (for details go to (2)). It's their own karma. Kono lately admitted that he made a decision with only testimonies he heard at an interview with former comfort women. No evidence in literature was found after then although it turns out critical discripancies were found in their tenstimonies. The term "involvement of military" is very tricky. Japanese military at that time prepared facilities to house comfort women and have doctors see them to prevent them from VD (see (2) for details). If somebody forcefully dragged their hands into the salons, it's Korean public dealers. Of course there were a lot of applications to become comfort women on account of extraordinary sallery. They ought to have been paid that much since they provided their body far away from their home town.

Anyway, foreign newspapers typically know few about the lowdown of the disputed issue. Onishi Norimitsu at New York Times should investigate it more and present solid evidences if accusing Japan's response. Otherwise people are now gossiping about you, suspecting you may be zainichi(Korean).

For those who still doublt about me, I'll cite a material. Please confer:
Report No. 49: Japanese POW Interrogation on Prostitution.
This investigation clarifies the definition of so-called "comfort women".
A "comfort girl" is nothing more than a prostitute or "professional camp follower" attached to the Japanese Army for the benefit of the soldiers.

(4)There's no freedom of speech in Korea
(Sep.6 2004 from Chosun Ilbo)

Professor Yi (李栄薫) at Seoul National University, apologized to the comfort women for sating "they were prostitutes" after avalanche of criticisms. Totalitarianization doesn't allow academia to make a free speech. Note that there are lots more scholars who were criticized because of their interpretations in favor of Japanese rule before 1945.

(5)What about their current disaster in North Korea?
The culture of "comfort women" can be seen in North Korea, too. They are collected from all over the country and used as sex slaves to satisfy insatiable sexual appetite of Kim Jong Il. Working as sex slaves and serve to him is taught as honorable. Condemning Japanese is thus effective to avert other's attention onto their own countries and overshadowing their own current discrepancy.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Now the police is doing their job

They say frontline officers had been frustrated with high-handed methods by zainichi from North Korea. Every time before they raid on the buildings, they got an order to stop them from raiding. However, the top official appointed by Japanese PM Abe pledged a hard-line attitude toward North Korea. The succesive raids defenately reflect their policy. One of the arrests included a remarkable result, capturing a big scientist who learned Engineering at Tokyo university. He was a representative figure on development Taepodong. Other arrests on Koreans may not be related to North Korea, but I listed them.

I wanted to describe the details on each raid, but it's so many! Let me just make short comments: See this article or this for the past raids. You may see how terrific zainichi's reactions are. It's like Yakuza. Well, they are indeed Yakuza if you get to know the truth, though.

2006 Dec. 5th
An arrest on 河 英哲(36)in Kobe. I posted this once. Click here for details.

Dec. 25th
Eight member group was arrested on "It's me" fraud. 李 貴信(28) and the other 7 members have defrauded 250 people of $250,000 by promising.

Jan. 10th Kobe, Hyogo
金 滝夫(44)performing tax services without license.
The raid mobilized 100~300 members of police vs 100 members for DPRK.

Jan. 24th in Tokyo
曺 和秀(71), arrested on unlicensed plastic surgery at Ebisu Clinic.

Jan. 28th in Shiga
全達守(68)and 金 定雄(63)were arrested on fraud registration for vehecles.

Jan. 29th in Kanagawa
Two Korean were arrested on unauthorized personnel-service business. But it was aimed at arresting a scientist, 徐 錫洪(74), who had something to do with development of missiles, Taepodong. He is known to have flown to DPRK once in August, 1998 and last year when the missiles "Taepodong" were launched. He was an expert in rocket engineering in Tokyo university. After graduation at Tokyo University, he continued his study on propulsion device at a nearby institute.

Feb.1st in Aichi
金 在七 (48) was arrested on theft of Budda statues from shrines on August 3rd 2005. The rest of two member of the gang flew away to Korea. They stabbed a dagger into the dweller of the temple.

Feb. 1st in Fukushima
史 明順(32) was arrested on selling fake Chanel.

Feb.5th in Hokkaido
A restaurant was raided in Sapporo, Hokkaido.
金 和秀 and two other were arrested. The police cracked down on tax cheats a hundred million yen (~ $ 1,000,000). They've got two Orders of First-class National Flag from DPRK. Probably they contributed a lot to the government by cheating tax.

Feb. 6th in Kobe, Hyogo
A raid was executed collecting 600 members of police.

The new trend of their canpaign is use young ladies in front and let them shout. I just wonder from where they appeared.

According to a Japanese blogger who ran into this raid, it was a never-seen-before melee with huge roar.

Feb. 15th in Kanagawa
曹 守夫(62) was arrested on murder while drunk.

Feb. 22nd in Fukuoka
白 行雄(45) was arrested on assistance in robbery into Pachinko shop in Jan. 27th 2003.

One of the purposes of those raids is of course cutting money source for DPRK. Since their tax declaration had been free from inspection by their local tax office, cheating was pretty easy. They send money to DPRK in part due to their loyalty. Investigation of organized crime, abduction, by zainichi groups is another reason. The abductions were well-planned crimes carried out by spies with support of local zainichi civilians.

I've found more more crimes by Koreans during this past three months, but I'm out! So tired.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Takeshima or Dokdo

No one would be interested in discussing a territorial dispute between Japan and South Korea unless their countries are either one of the two (Takeshima: Japanese name, Dokdo:Korean name). You know that both sides may have each reason, so I'm not insisting this time; in fact, I already did it in this article, reminding you of an incident where South Korea carried out abductions and massacre on Japanese in 1952 after WWII. Koreans may defend themselves, taking up a period under Japanese rule as an exploitation . Considering both claims would be needed by all means for a neutral opinion.

What I'd like to focus on in this article is the apathic attitude of Japanese on this issue, which partly makes a contrast with that of Korean. First of all, Japanese citizens are not eager as well as government and mass media. Only one prefecture, Shimane, seems desperate, though. Some rightists including me or 2ch(message board) have been the opinion leader. The reason for the apathy surrounding almost entire Japanese is partly because this issue is barely described as a significant one in history textbooks, spending only several lines. Korean(zainichi)-polluted mass media would never agitate people. So, most of the Japanese got surprised to see the extraordinary reaction of Korean, who insanely cry out for their legitimacy. Asahi newspaper once said, "why don't we give it to them?", and this newspaper hasn't retracted the remark. Some of the readers got disgusted, but it's not far from a taboo.

On the other hand, South Korean people are very different; it's like the whole country moves forward without any exception.
Oi, look at the photo above. They teach chidlren as if it's must be an eternal truth no one can reverse.

I ran into a blog, written by from England, writing an interesting experience, a conversation with a boy. He was asked by the boy if he's known Dokdo(Korean's name for the disputed island) issue. It's very funny. Let's see other pics I found:

Wow, that's .... Yikes!

The woman is stepping on a Japanese soldier.

Sorry if you like dogs as a target of love! Dog heads are aligned with name tags of pro-Japanese members. In South Korea, nothing else sounds scarier than someone points you as pro-Japanese. Gee, Korean really are different from us.

I'm obliged to show Japanese rightish aspect on Takeshima. Here's one of rare photos of Uyoku vans protesting against Korean about Takeshima. This Uyoku group, "Minzoku seinen doumei", turned out that a Korean (金Kim 教換Gyo-Whan) is the head. As I mentioned, many Uyoku are already taken over by Korean to become "fake Uyoku". But in this rare case, they seem to be still anti-Korean.

You can dig more fun pics in occidentalism:
flag biter
Friendship year

This one is admirable!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Whitewashing history? ---- truth of alleged Nanjing massacre (2)

This time I'll focus just on Japanese propaganda carried out to inform that the Japanese troops helped Chinese people in 1937 after fall of Nanjing. (Note that I'm not negating all those incidents around that time. I'm just giving another perspective here.)

I hated those pictures a while ago because those pics were after censorship, and you never know what had happened behind those pictures. Look at the picture below. With a close look, you'll find a Chinese kid wearing Japanese flag around his left arm. That obviously stinks! Needless to say, Japan attempted to artifically produce a good mood.

(Dec. 20th in Nanking within a week after fall of Nanking.)

However, my opinion has changed affirmatively due to the following reasons:

1)Japanese troops allowed many Japanese camera crew to enter Nanking; it indicates that Japan knew Kuomintang started negative canpaign activities in US. The Japanese in Nanking were desperate not to let Kuomintang government do it.

2)Those pictures decorated headlines in newspapers in Japan after fall of Nanking, saying "do not hate Chinese" or "Japanese troops have a warm relationship with Chinese people." Although those phrases would arouse criticisms or evoke disgust, those attitude by newspapers contributed to cultivating humanity in Japan. Moreover, it must be a good education to soldiers who go on the warpath. Japanese people still held the concept of human rights even after they were hurt by a brutal killingfield, Tongzhou Incident in 1937 near Beijing (Japanese civillains were killed, and it indirectly triggered full-scale war). At least it seems that general opinion in Japan didn't accept a radical opinion, "You can do whatever to Chinese."
Anyway, it was evident that information war for morality was very significant to obtain support from people. Kuomintang got to be known to have killed very brutaly in China mainland throughout the war. It led Kuomintang to be defeated by Communist party in a long run.

(Dec.20 or 23 where a Chinese kid was treated by a Japanese medical troop.)

(Dec. 17th, some restrants were already open in the safe district. A japanese soldier is eating dumplings.)

(Dec. 16th, cf. Nanking fell at night on Dec 12th.)

(Dec. 19th, a kid is adored by Japanes soldiers.)

(Feb. 26th, Japanese women walking in the street in Nanking.)

Do you totally believe after seeing those pics that Japanese troops really gave good administration? I don't think so. I don't want you to think so, either. But I just want yout to agree that the world 70 years ago was just like Iraq where visual information plays an important role in shaping international opinion.

(made in spring through summer in 1938, a postcard of a market sold in Nanking. A careful check allows you to read "Sino-Japanese blur blur" in the banner. If the order was "Japan-Sina blur blur", it would have hurt people's feeling. )

(This pictures reached Osaka Oct.15th 1937 before fall of Nanking. The bombardments by Japanese bombers destroyed buildings. These pictures were not permitted to appear due to censorship. The red stamps say it.)

In essence, all those pictures I have shown shouldn't have much value although they are effectively appealing more than writings. I'm just showing them just for giving another perspective.

Here's a link to my first article:(1)