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72 Years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan Again Aspiring to Become a Military Power

Posted by feww on August 6, 2017

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– Japan Report # 23 –

What will it take to teach Japan’s ruling mob a lasting lesson?

Today is the 72nd anniversary of Hiroshima atom bomb. Historians, however, assert the fire-bombing of Tokyo was deadlier than either of Hiroshima, or Nagasaki bombing.

[Prepared by an affiliated team of political scientists.]

  • Japan Reports are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

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FIRE-EARTH Focus: Japan 06

Posted by feww on April 21, 2017

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What Parts of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity Lost in the Translation?

[Prepared by an affiliated team of political scientists.]

  • Japan Reports 01 – 06 are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

Background:

  • Some 95 members of parliament, including Communications Minister, visited the Yasukuni Shrine on Friday to pay their respect to Japan’s war criminals.
  • The shrine honors 14 Class-A convicted war criminals, along with millions of other Japanese war dead.
  • Japanese Prime Minister Abe and the Health Minister sent a ritual offering NHK reported.
  • “There was no sign that Defense Minister Tomomi Inada, who has been accused by China of recklessly misrepresenting wartime history, had visited or made an offering at the shrine,” japantoday reported.

 

 

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FIRE-EARTH Report: Japan 03

Posted by feww on March 24, 2017

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Resurgence of Fascism in Japan: Corrupt Little Hitler, “Shinzo Abe Memorial Elementary School,” Nippon Kaigi, Uyoku dantai

[Prepared by an affiliated team of political scientists.]

  • Japan Reports 01 – 03 are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

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Cost of the War Racket since WWII

Posted by feww on March 21, 2016

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The cost of upkeep of the world’s darkest empire

The most costly military operations since WWII, as estimated by the Russian news agency RIA Novosti, are as follows:

1. The US ‘War on Terror’ (waged on Iraq, Afghanistan): Up to $6 Trillion

The cost of War on Terror, the biggest war racket in the American history, easily dwarfs that of World War II, estimated at about $3 trillion (inflation adjusted.)

… the War on Terror has cost the US-led Coalition thousands of soldiers’ lives, with tens of thousands more injured. Neither the War in Iraq nor the NATO War in Afghanistan can be said to have been even a qualified success. Following over a decade of sectarian violence, large swathes of western Iraq are now occupied by Daesh Islamist militants. Afghanistan, meanwhile, has seen the Taliban regain control over large areas of the country as the NATO mission winds down.  Read more…

2. Vietnam War: $738 Billion

“Vietnam War, which lasted eight years, would cost the US $738 billion [in 2011 dollars] and more than 58,000 US military personnel.”

3. Korean War: $341 Billion

“Allied carpet bombing is estimated to have destroyed upwards of three quarters of North Korea’s population centers; in all, the US dropped 635,000 tons of bombs, including 32,000 tons of napalm, on the peninsula, which is more than the total dropped during the entirety of the US’s Pacific campaign in WWII.”

  • The three-year war left an estimated 2.5 million people dead, and more than 1.5 million other wounded. About 400,000 others were declared abducted or missing.

4. Gulf War: Operation ‘Desert Storm’: $102 Billion

The depleted uranium munition used during the 42-day Operation Desert Storm “were estimated to have dramatically increased cancer rates among Iraqi military personnel and civilians, with government statistics showing cancer rates rising from 40 per 100,000 people before the Gulf War in 1991, to 800 per 100,000 in 1995, to over 1,600 per 100,000 in 2005.”

5. The NATO Bombing Campaign in Yugoslavia: $43 Billion

The 78-day NATO campaign, code-named Operation Allied Force, “saw attacks by Allied aircraft against military targets and civilian infrastructure in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY),” which cost the organization about $43 billion.  Read more…

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Did You Grow Up Feeling Guilty about Hiroshima Bombing?

Posted by feww on August 5, 2015

Submitted by a reader [Edited by a moderator, strong language removed. PTW]

The 70th anniversary of victory against Japanese Aggression and the end of WWII

I grew up feeling guilty that my grandparents generation had used weapons of mass destruction indiscriminately against “civilians.”

Then I earned about the atrocities committed by the Japanese military [and civilians that fully supported the dwarf emperors war efforts] against the Chinese, Koreans,Indians, Filipinos, Malayans, Indonesians, Americans, British, Soviets…

WWII, the biggest war in history, involved more than 60 countries and regions, and affected some 2 billion people, about 80 percent of the world’s population at that time. Between 70 to 85 million people were killed.

China: Japan invaded northeast China in September 1931, however the full-scale invasion of China started on July 7, 1937, after a crucial access point to Beijing, the Lugou Bridge, was attacked by Japanese troops. Chinese forces killed, wounded and captured over 1.5 million Japanese troops in the Anti-Japanese War,” said a report.

More than 35 million Chinese were killed or injured in the anti-Japanese war, one-third of all who fell or were injured during WWII, according to incomplete official statistics. In the Nanjing Massacre of December 1937 alone, Japanese troops slaughtered at least 300,000 Chinese civilians and unarmed soldiers.”

The Pacific War

More than 32 million people including 26 million civilians were killed in the Pacific War.

China: Japan invaded northeast China in September 1931, however the full-scale invasion of China started on July 7, 1937, after a crucial access point to Beijing, the Lugou Bridge, was attacked by Japanese troops. “Chinese forces killed, wounded and captured over 1.5 million Japanese troops in the Anti-Japanese War,” said a report.

Manila massacre: 100,000 to 500,000 civilians killed, most of whom were massacred by Japanese forces.

No record of a single person in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Tokyo or anywhere else in Japan ever raising objection to the massacres.

The Bataan Death March: About 1,600 Americans, and up to 20,000 Filipino died as a result of Japanese war crime.

Historians and governments of some countries hold Japanese military forces, namely the Imperial Japanese Army, the Imperial Japanese Navy, and the Imperial Japanese family, especially [the dwarf] Emperor Hirohito, responsible for killings and other crimes committed against millions of civilians and prisoners of war.

Some members of the Liberal Democratic Party in the Japanese government such as former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi and current Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have prayed at the Yasukuni Shrine, which includes convicted Class A war criminals in its honored war dead. Some Japanese history textbooks only offer brief references to the various war crimes, and members of the Liberal Democratic Party such as Shinzo Abe have denied some of the atrocities such as government involvement in abducting women to serve as “comfort women” (involuntary prostitutes).

This scorched earth strategy, sanctioned by the dwarf emperor Hirohito himself, directed Japanese forces to “Kill All, Burn All, and Loot All.” Additionally, captured Allied servicemen and civilians were massacred in various incidents, including:

Not a single person in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Tokyo or anywhere else in Japan raised any objection to these massacres, while they were being committed.

Human experimentation and biological warfare

According to the 2002 International Symposium on the Crimes of Bacteriological Warfare, the Imperial Japanese Army germ warfare and human experiments killed about 580,000. [Daniel Barenblatt, A Plague upon Humanity, 2004, p.xii, 173.]

Japanese Massacre of Indonesians in Mandor Commemorated

“Japanese occupiers massacred more than 21,000 people, including many women and children, near Pontianak between April 23, 1943 to June 28, 1944.”

What’s different today?

Only names, places and some of the faces!

Below: 32 million people lost their lives so that the cockroach could creep into the war criminals shrine.


A Shinto priest (right) leads Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (center) as he visits the controversial Yasukuni war shrine in Tokyo, on Dec 26, 2013, in a move Beijing condemned as “absolutely unacceptable”. The United States is “disappointed” by Mr Abe’s visit to the Yasukuni war shrine, which will raise regional tensions, its embassy in Tokyo said on Thursday, Dec 26, 2013. PHOTO: AFP. Image may be subject to copyright. See fair use notice for educational purposes.

How can you stop the Japanese from committing another round of atrocities against their neighbors and rest of the world?

You decide!

[Up to a half of any money you spend buying defective Japanese products goes to boosting their economy, enabling them to develop their large stockpiles of biochemical weapons.]

 

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Japan 2nd Greatest ‘Military Threat’ to S. Korea: Poll

Posted by feww on June 3, 2015

About 57% of South Koreans see Japan as a “militaristic state”

More than 58 percent of those polled in South Korea thought Japan was a “military threat” to their country, 2nd only to North Korea.

[In May, the cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved new legislation authorizing Japan to expand its military outreach and play an international role beyond self-defense. In January, Planet of the Abes approved its largest military budget since WWII, raising it to about 5 trillion yen, or about US$42 billion.]

Tokyo-based Genron NPO, together with its South Korean partner, the East Asia Institute, have published the findings of a joint public opinion survey concerning “the course of mutual understanding and views among the peoples of Japan and South Korea.”

In their third survey of its kind, each of the two think tanks interviewed about 1,000 people in their respective countries, ahead of a landmark meeting between the South Korean and Japanese defense ministers to be held in Tokyo on June 21, just a day before the 50th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between South Korea and Japan.

Sentiments among Japanese and South Korean peoples toward each other’s country, and their views about the current situation of Japan-South Korea relations worsened sharply last year, and this year’s survey showed no sign of improvement. The situation in South Korea remains harsher even than last year, said Genron.

Highlights of the Survey

  • Almost 80 percent of Korean respondents despised the Japanese, while 52 percent of Japanese felt the same way about South Koreans.
  • Nearly 57 percent of South Koreans  saw Japan  far worse than just a threat, but a “militaristic state,” up from 53.1 percent in 2014.
  • About 65 percent of “well-informed” S. Korean respondents felt there was a strong current of “nationalism” in today’s Japan, up from 57.8 percent last year.
  • More than 58 percent of the respondents thought Japan was a “military threat” to South Korea. Japan ranked only second to North Korea (83.4 percent), and China (36.8 percent), meaning that Korean people perceived Japan as a greater military threat to their country than China.
  • As many as 37.8 percent of the S. Koreans said a military clash between Japan and South Korea was likely, compared to 9.3 percent for the Japanese respondents. The corresponding figure among S. Korean intellectuals was much higher, at 43 percent.

Japan Continues to Deny its WWII Atrocities: Former “Comfort Women” seek Japan’s apology for WWII rapes

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SURVIVING WWII ‘COMFORT WOMAN’ – Downloaded under Creative Commons License – Source: http://flickr.com/photos/keithpr/772549382/sizes/o/

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Former Filipino “comfort woman” Piedad Nobleza, 86, holds slogans during a demonstration outside the Japanese Embassy in suburban Manila on Friday Aug. 15, 2008. Elderly Filipino women and their supporters demanded Tokyo’s clear-cut apology and compensation for wartime sexual slavery by Japanese troops. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila). Image may be subject to copyright.
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Rangoon, Burma. August 8, 1945. An ethnic Chinese woman who was in one of the Imperial Japanese Army’s “comfort battalions” is interviewed by an Allied officer. Source: Comfort Women

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Former “comfort woman” Lee Yong-Soo (L) stands beside her supporters holding portraits of Chinese, Philippine, South Korean and Taiwanese comfort women who were sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II, at a protest held in front of the Japanese parliament in Tokyo, in this 14 June 2007 file photo. Japan on 27 June 2007 brushed aside calls from US lawmakers for a fresh apology to wartime sex slaves, even as the former “comfort women” renewed their demands for Tokyo to acknowledge their plight. Japan said the US move to pass a resolution calling for an “unambiguous” apology from Japan for the coercion of women into army brothels during World War II would not damage relations between the two allies. Photo from Getty Images by AFP/Getty Images. Caption Daily life. Image may be subject to copyright.

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SURVIVING WWII ‘COMFORT WOMAN’ awaiting justice! Source: Survivor_1. Creative commons license. Some rights reserved.


 

IMPORTANT NOTICE
FIRE-EARTH Population Models show Japan as the greatest military threat in the region, not only due to its culture and history, but especially because of  its dependency on foreign energy, food and material resources, which is also reflected in its current program of re-militarization.


 

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Japan’s Wartime Shame Documented by … Japanese!

Posted by feww on April 27, 2014

Forcing women into sex slavery and setting up ‘comfort stations’ officially conducted by invading Japanese army

“A total of 89 wartime documents made public on Friday show details of atrocities Japanese troops committed in China during World War Two (WWII).” said a report.

The files, which were kept by the invading Japanese army in Northeast China, were made public as “a response to Japan’s right-wing politicians’ denial of its wartime crimes in China,” said the report. Twenty-five files relate to ‘comfort women.’

The documents represent only a small fraction of about 100,000 wartime Japanese files, which were buried by the Japanese Imperial Army. They  were discovered during construction work in the early 1950s, said Yin Huai, president of the Jilin Provincial Archives in Changchun, capital of Jilin Province.

About ninety percent of the files are in Japanese, said the report.

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The Rape of Nanking [renamed Nanjing.] A Japanese imperial army officer [not shown] is beheading a Chinese woman and her baby with a samurai sword.

Japan Continues to Deny its WWII Atrocities: Former “Comfort Women” seek Japan’s apology for WWII rapes

surviving comfort-women - flickr
SURVIVING WWII ‘COMFORT WOMAN’ – Downloaded under Creative Commons License – Source: http://flickr.com/photos/keithpr/772549382/sizes/o/

filipino comfort-women - AP
Former Filipino “comfort woman” Piedad Nobleza, 86, holds slogans during a demonstration outside the Japanese Embassy in suburban Manila on Friday Aug. 15, 2008. Elderly Filipino women and their supporters demanded Tokyo’s clear-cut apology and compensation for wartime sexual slavery by Japanese troops. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila). Image may be subject to copyright.

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Rangoon, Burma. August 8, 1945. An ethnic Chinese woman who was in one of the Imperial Japanese Army’s “comfort battalions” is interviewed by an Allied officer
. Source: Comfort Women

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Former “comfort woman” Lee Yong-Soo (L) stands beside her supporters holding portraits of Chinese, Philippine, South Korean and Taiwanese comfort women who were sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II, at a protest held in front of the Japanese parliament in Tokyo, in this 14 June 2007 file photo. Japan on 27 June 2007 brushed aside calls from US lawmakers for a fresh apology to wartime sex slaves, even as the former “comfort women” renewed their demands for Tokyo to acknowledge their plight. Japan said the US move to pass a resolution calling for an “unambiguous” apology from Japan for the coercion of women into army brothels during World War II would not damage relations between the two allies. Photo from Getty Images by AFP/Getty Images. Caption Daily life. Image may be subject to copyright.

surviving comfort-women - flickr image
SURVIVING WWII ‘COMFORT WOMAN’ awaiting justice!
Source: Survivor_1. Creative commons license. Some rights reserved.

The invading Japanese army in northeast China, documented their atrocities, presumably to pass onto the next generations.

The files are from archives of the military police corps of Japan’s Kwantung Army and the national bank of the puppet Manchurian regime, which are stored in Jilin Provincial Archives in northeast China.

The 25 files on “comfort women” include two investigation reports, two telephone records and 21 documents on troops forcing women to have sex and enslaving them.

They revealed conditions at “comfort stations”, including ratios between Japanese soldiers and “comfort women” and details of gruesome rapes.

The invading Japanese army allocated women proportionally.

In Feb. 1 to 10 in 1938, there were six “comfort women” for 1,200 soldiers, a ratio of 1:200, in Xiaguan district of east China’s Nanjing. After Feb. 20, there were eleven more “comfort women”, representing a ratio of 1:71.

In five months since November 1944, the invading Japanese army paid 532,000 Japanese yen on setting up “comfort stations”. The expenditure was approved by the Kwantung Army, said a telephone record of the national bank of the puppet Manchurian regime.

The invading Japanese army had abducted and forced women from occupied Korea to some “comfort stations” in Chinese regions, such as Heihe in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province and Wuhu in eastern China’s Anhui Province, according to the files.

Invading Japanese troops set up “comfort stations” everywhere they reached. The stations appeared in at least twenty to thirty counties in northeast China, said Su Zhiliang, a professor on the history of “comfort women” at Shanghai Normal University.

“The archives showed that the ‘comfort station’ in Java in Indonesia, strongly demonstrated the ‘comfort women’ system had reached the southeast Asian country,” he said.

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