On the cusp of national
elections in Japan and South Korea, it would seem Pyongyang’s decision
to fire a “satellite launch” is ill-timed and certain to guarantee electoral
victories for pro-military conservative candidates against their more
pacifistic rivals. The North’s provocative action must seem completely
illogical, in fact, self-defeating to observers who are unfamiliar with
the secret history of modern Asia.
Tossing another spanner into this Byzantine puzzle is Israel’s covert
role on both sides of the firing line - as if opposing sides actually
Novelist Tom Clancy once said: “The difference between reality and fiction
is that fiction has to make sense.” Making any sense of the present reality
requires a long story, too long for this essay. So here I am presenting
a thumbnail sketch of the dangerous illusions that comprise reality versus
the fabrications manufactured for consumption by a naïve world public
via the mass media.
Nothing is as it appears to be, especially when it comes to back-room
deals inside Japan’s former empire. The legacies from the Japanese militarist
occupation of Korea and Northeast China remain as convoluted as ever and
are kept sub rosa, below the surface. The principal characters in the
present drama are all connected to the dark past in a Korea and Manchuria
under Japanese military occupation:
- Shinzo Abe of the Liberal Democrats, who leads in the race for prime
minister, is the grandson of Nobusuke Kishi, the powerful economy minister
of the puppet state of Manchukuo.
- Park Geun-hye, top contender for South Korea’s presidency, is the daughter
of Park Chung-hee, the Korean dictator who was an infantryman in the war
against China and became an officer in the imperial Japanese military.
After Japan’s defeat, Park swtiched from being a militant apocalyptic
Buddhist to secretly joining the Korean Workers’ Party led by the Soviet-installed
Kim Il-Sung, making him a double agent from the start of his political
career. (Rev. Moon did much the same, spending time in the North.)
- The Kim dynasty of Pyongyang, whose closets are packed with skeletons,
has never been what they’ve made themselves out to be to a controlled
society or to foreigners.
The North Korean rocket launch gives Abe the pretext to restart Japan’s
nuclear reactors including Fukushima, to press the need for nuclear weapons
and to push for elimination of the anti-war Article 9 of the postwar Constitution.
South Korea under another Park administration can now justify the expansion
of its nuclear reactor industry (its small-scale reactors are easily adaptable
fast-flux mode for naval vessels), build the next-generation KDX-3 super-destroyer
and, in quiet cooperation with Israel, assemble extra-large, nuclear-capable
While the massive armaments build-up is supposedly aimed against a rogue
Pyongyang the straw man in this exercise - the goal is the same as it
has been since the constraints imposed by London Naval Accords of the
1920s to surpass the West in naval tonnage and firepower. The quest
for a stronger, more secure Asia might be a noble cause, if it were not
so prone toward warfare within the region rather than defense against
Western intervention which is why Beijing is alarmed, to say the least.
These authoritarian political figures are supported by a shadowy netherworld,
which includes the Unification Church of the late Reverend Sun Myung Moon,
a secret society called the “Horse Riders” association, European fascist
movements, and major yakuza groups and drug-trafficking networks formerly
associated with the Kempeitai, or imperial Military Police.
Abe is further implicated by his mentorship of the weapons smugglers who
were transferred from the Unification Church into the Aum Shinrikyo, the
state-sponsored sect involved in the 1995 Tokyo subway gassing. The one
assailant who was captured in the rush hour attack was released from hospital,
and according to sources in the police, was allowed to return to South
Korea. At my weekly newspaper at that time, one of our reporters was an
Aum member married to the top gamer at Tokyo University. The couple relocated
to the United States, assigned to Abe who was at the JETRO trade office
in New York, and they broke into computers at DARPA, the Pentagon’s advanced
weapons development program.
Abe was once a research manager at Kobe Steel, from where electromagnetics
weapons designer Hideo Murai was recruited as Aum’s minister of science.
After Murai promised to disclose the details of his links to the government,
he was stabbed to death in public by an ethnic Korean gangster. His secret
never emerged to harm Abe, who then launched a public relations campaign
to distance himself from Aum. Despite all his wiggling, Abe is the very
personification of a Manchurian Candidate, beholden to Pyongyang.
The ongoing secret cooperation between Pyongyang and conservative forces
in Japan, South Korea and Israel is rooted in the Revisionist Fascist
movement, which had many fundamental differences from the racial purity
policies of Nazism.
In contrast to the Aryan race theory espoused by Hitler’s chief of ideology
Alfred Rosenberg, the Japanese militarists from the late-1920s pushed
a “pan-Asianist” strategy for the landmass from Tokyo to Istanbul. To
bridge the many religious and racial differences between Buddhists, Muslims
and Jews, Japanese military propagandists turned to a theory proposed
in “Japan and the Lost Tribes of Israel”, a book by Nicholas McLeod, a
Scotsman who had picked up on the parallels between ancient Judaism and
Shintoism as proffered by a resident rabbi in Meiji Japan.
From this acorn of pseudo-history grew Japan’s war against the Anglo-American
powers, the gestation of a modern state of Israel, and the budding of
the present-day neo-Axis alliance. The evidence for a “Jewpanese” race,
when critically examined, is thin and dodgy indeed six-pointed
stars inscribed on stone lanterns of imperial shrines and tiny hats worn
by mountain hermits. These symbols could just as easily have originated
in Zoroastrian Iran rather than Abraham’s homeland of Mesopotamia.
As this exotic seed sprouted, new “discoveries” and “claims” were added:
- Judaism and Shintoism have a common root in the “Sumerian” race that
created one of the world’s first civilizations;
- Sumeria was founded by powerful aliens divinities who descended to
Earth and intermarried with lowly humans, creating the higher races of
man as opposed to the servile herd;
- The god-descended aristocracy, the Chosen People, formed a horse-riding
elite that rode out to conquer the ignorant masses who were hardly better
than untamed apes or rice-growing peasants;
- The cunning Western barbarians broke the gentlemanly rules of combat
to seize territory from the natural aristocracy by trickery, betrayal,
drug addiction and the blatantly deceptive promise of “democracy” to the
uneducated mob; and
- That the Horse Riders of Asia have sacred a duty to follow their prophets
into battle for the return of their kings, and after a titanic world war
revive New Sumeria.
The warped narrative is like watching the Lord of the Rings on shabu (methamphetamines).
This mad schema underpinned the rabid fanaticism of Ishihara Kanji, the
colonel who precipitated the invasion of Manchuria with a false-flag bombing,
the General Staff that ordered the attacks on Pearl Harbor and Singapore,
and Nobusuke Kishi, who as postwar prime minister initiated Japan’s nuclear
power industry and advocated an atomic bomb program. All of those Class-A
war criminals left footprints in occupied Korea and the puppet state of
Likud-Irgun in the Empire of the Sun
And so did the Jewish zealots of the Irgun terrorist group, who were transported
out of Poland and the Baltics by Chiune Sugihara. The diplomat was
no “Japanese Schindler” as claimed by Zionist propagandists but was an
agent for Japan’s military intelligence, according to documents from his
employees in the Free Polish government in exile.
With Stalin’s cooperation under a non-aggression pact, the Japanese military
brought the Jewish exiles, including the highest-ranking Torah scholars,
to Harbin, where plans were laid to establish a state of Israel along
the Heilongiang River in China's border with Siberia. As the General Staff
began to lay plans for the Pacific War, however, the younger Jews were
sent to Shanghai, where they were enlisted in the Betar militia, which
was trained in the use of automatic weapons and explosives. In June
1941, the revisionist Zionists with the Stern gang and Irgun carried out
guerrilla attacks on British military outposts in Palestine, launching
the war to liberate Greater East Asia from the British Empire six months
before Pearl Harbor. The Polish Zionists were the vanguard of the Empire
of the Sun.
Thus the Likud Party of Daniel Netanyahu, descended from the terrorist
Irgun, is the heir to a long covert relationship with the only nation
that would sponsor Jewish nationalism in the 1930s and ‘40s. From the
1960s, the State of Israel reciprocated by providing weapons and military
technology to Japan and later China through its chief arms smuggler Saul
Eisenberg, who had spent the war years in Tokyo as a collaborator with
the Japanese military. (His presence in devastated Tokyo was uncovered
days after the war’s end with a door knock by a American GI named Franz
Schurmann, who later became editor of the Pacific News Service.) Eisenberg
later became the main financier and weapons supplier to Pol Pot in Democratic
From its alleged transfers of rocket technology and uranium to Pyongyang,
Israel is forging the foundations for a Fortress East Asia hostile to
the United States and Russia, fulfilling the old fascistic dream of Asian
Co-Prosperity. The leak of information from the North Korean military
about a planned uranium facility in Syria, which was then bombed by the
Israeli Air Force, was probably also a reciprocal gesture in thanks to
The neoconservative drive toward a fascistic and militarized Northeast
Asia is in diametric opposition to an Asian Economic Community (AEC) envisioned
by the ASEAN bloc and China. Washington has totally misread the situation,
failing to realize that ultimately the United States will be the target
for destruction by the vengeful neo-fascists. Then again, Washington D.C.
is rife with politicians and bureaucrats on the payroll of the Unification
Church and the Zionist cabal. The Republic will probably end in a happy
surrender rather a heroic defeat.
In just days, the Manchurian Candidates will be clinking their champagne
glasses, and the game of make-believe will go on in Tokyo and Washington,
just like it did until the early hours of December 7, 1941.
Yoichi Shimatsu, a science writer based in Hong Kong, is former editor
of The Japan Times Weekly.