A group close to Abe from the Liberal Democratic Party Seiwakai (Abe faction), which lost its leader, former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in a shooting incident, has begun to directly criticize the United States over the situation in Ukraine. They compare President Zelenskiy of Ukraine to President Chiang Kai-shek of the Nationalist Party of China during the Sino-Japanese War, and attribute Japan's invasion of China to a quagmire due to the plot of the United States, which was behind Chiang Kai-shek. According to them, ``Japan unilaterally invaded China in the Greater East Asia War, and eventually waged war on the democratic nation of the United States and was defeated. The Tokyo Trials unfairly judged Japan based on this kind of prejudice.'' ``Although most Japanese people reject the dualism of the US and UK = good and Japan = bad'' from the last war, when it comes to the current Ukraine issue, they have no doubts that ``Ukraine = good and Russia = bad.'' Supports the Zelenskiy government in Ukraine. "This will lead to approval of the Tokyo trial." Assess the dark side of the USBritain regarding the situation in Ukraine, and He claims that Japan must not let down its guard against being unilaterally taken advantage of by the United States, including the Taiwan crisis. The US side isaiming to dismantle such Liberal Democratic conservative factions. A ray of light is beginning to shine in the darkness surrounding Abe's assassination.
■“Dismantling” Japan’s postwar system
This blog has its origins in the essay published on February 18, 2021, "Reversal of conservative 'mainstream' and US pressure: anti-communist powers and Seiwa-kai rule 1", and a militant US ruling class centered on US neoconservatives. wasto carry out September 11th in 2001, the invasion of Afghanistan, and the Iraq War in 2003,led by the ``conservative fringe'' Nobusuke Kishi< I have explained how he made important use of the Seiwa-kai (currently the Abe faction), which is a descendant of the hawkish network of the Liberal Democratic Party, which has a strong retro-style influence. After 2000, Yoshiro Mori, Junichiro Koizumi, Shinzo Abe, and Yasuo Fukuda, all members of the same group, became prime minister one after another, and with the exception of Fukuda, all of them were excessively sympathetic to the neoconservatives' "war on terror."
Then, the revived second Abe administration launched a campaign called ``Democratic Party Administration:Three Years of Nightmare'', and theSelf-Defense Forces joined forces. It was granted the right of self-defense and became a complementary force to the US military. The legacy of Abe, who was shot down, was the deployment of 500 American Tomahawks to intercept Chinese surface-to-ship missiles toward mainland China on behalf of the U.S. military. "Intercept" and "counterattack" are just evasions; in reality, this is a preemptive move as part of the "Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD)" promoted by the United States. It will deploy medium-range missiles capable of attacking the Nansei Islands near the Chinese coast. The Self-Defense Forces base on Ishigaki Island will be completed in 2023, giving Japan the ability to attack enemy bases.
The ability to attack enemy bases, which shatters the idea of exclusive defense that formed the core of Japan's post-war system, is a deterrent for defending U.S. warships in the Western Pacific and U.S. military bases in Japan. power, and is not intended to protect ordinary people in Japan. In other words, it isinside the first island chainSouth China Sea・East China Sea・Sea of JapanU.S. Navy< a i=9>・Air ForcePreventing andeliminatingChina It aims to overcome the military's maritime military strategy, ``Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD).''
Now then,Seiwakai and Abe factions, the former "conservative fringe" factions, were occupied by Japan. With the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950, which decisively reversed the course of the war, the Shinsuke Kishi cabinet, which revised the Security Treaty, and the Takeo Fukuda cabinet in the 1970s emerged, but the ruling Liberal Democratic Party is basically founded on Shigeru Yoshida. It was under the control of the main conservative faction, the Hiroike-kai. It was after the 1991 Gulf War that the Seiwa-kai network began to take a turn for the worse. The Seiwakai government should connect the Self-Defense Forces directly to the U.S. military and make it supplementary to become a force capable of deterring China. Washington's request was swallowed whole. To reiterate, Abe's longest-running administration advocated "proactive pacifism," and militarily fully integrated the U.S. military and the Self-Defense Forces. became a de facto member of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization).
However, Washington could not dispel its concerns about the Abe faction and the right-wing groups surrounding it. The biggest concern is the emperor-based powerhouse nation, which is under the influence of the Abe faction, which excessively pretends to be pro-American and conservative, saying ``we are 100% with the United States.'' = They tended to worship military powers. There was no doubt that their restorationism was not limited to nostalgia for pre-war imperial and militarized Japan, but overlapped with historical revisionism, which directly denied the US occupation policy and the Tokyo Trials.
The second Abe administration, out of remorse for the first administration, hardly ever showed this, and remained pro-American and conservative. However, Abe-ism has already become obsolete. Proof of this is the selection of Fumio Kishida, leader of the former conservative mainstream ``Koike-kai,'' which had become a weak fourth faction, to the position of Prime Minister. Kishida's ``Koike-kai'' has abandoned its previous policy of ``light armaments and prioritizing the economy,'' doubling defense spending, maintaining the ability to attack enemy bases, minimizing public opposition, and acting as Washington wishes. Moreover, there is no retronationalist nationalism like that of the Abe faction in its political beliefs. The CIA's behind-the-scenes actions have made it impossible for opposition parties to fight together, shattered their organizations, and separated them into smaller parties.Whether the pro-American faction of the Constitutional Democratic Party or the Democratic People's Democratic Party of Japan forms a coalition with the Kishida Liberal Democratic Party, the Aso faction and the Kishida faction will merge. Even if they decide to let the government form the Daikochi-kai, there are many blind ways to maintain and continue a ``safe, pro-American, conservative government.''
■Gushing anti-American magma
Sanae Takaichi, an ultra-rightist who Abe favored as his successor during his lifetime and who could be described as his fraternal twin sister, is on the path to becoming prime minister. Completely blocked by murder. The same could be said of Taro Kono, who advocated the complete abolition of nuclear power. Although the Kishida Cabinet continues to fly low, it looks like it will pass the new year and avoid a crash.
Under these circumstances, among the Japanese conservative politicians who have rallied to the Abe faction, the pretense of being "pro-American" has been shed in the wake of Abe's assassination, as mentioned above, and they have begun to lose their original vehement "anti-Americanism" and "denial of defeat in the war." Magma was gushing out. The connections surrounding the political party that won seats in the recent House of Councilors election and are likely to gain more power in the future are connected to Abe's inner circle. Appealing to voters that the true cause of Japan's decline in the 30 years since the bursting of the bubble economy was the result of America's policy toward Japan, right-wing commentators who have broken away from Nippon Kaigi on their YouTube channel expose the reality of the United States, Britain, and their deep state. Appealing for Japan's independence.
Former ambassador to Ukraine, historian who explains modern history from the perspective of the machinations of international financial capital such as the Rothschilds and Rockefellers, professor of engineering at Kyoto University who served as a Cabinet Secretariat advisor in the Abe administration, currently based in Washington, D.C. American political commentators for 30 years have appeared on YouTube programs one after another, explaining the behind-the-scenes aspects of American and British politics. Among other things, he turned from being an anti-Japanese Communist Bund (Communist League) activist to the University of Tokyo's Faculty of Liberal Arts Neighborhood Council, and after resigning as a professor at the University of Tokyo, he developed a discourse advocating true conservative thought. The lateWesternI have the greatest influenceon Abe's inner circle. Like American neoconservatives, there is nothing worse than a former conservative-turned-leftist who cuddles with those in power and strongly advocates for Japan's independence.
However, Japan's independence from the United States is ultimately ``unparalleled in the world.A country with an imperial line that has continued for 126 consecutive generations.'' This is the exact opposite of the ``democratic Japan freed from imperial worship'' that the New Dealers of the GHQ Civil Welfare Bureau, which continued for several years starting in 1945, were aiming for. They are still obsessed with the imperial view of history and see Japan as an unchangeable country ruled by the Emperor. This extreme anachronism leaves no room for democratic system change or democratic change of power. The Potsdam Declaration, which sought to liberate the Japanese from worshiping the Emperor, was accepted, but its contents were rejected. The end of 77 years of servitude to the United States was the birth of a new ultra-right wing.
■True thoughts of Abe faction: Absolute denial of the Tokyo trial
The following is a summary of the denial of the Tokyo trial, as told by Abe's former aides on behalf of Abe.
“With the backing of the United States, the Zelenskiy government has trampled on the 2015 Minsk Agreements 2, which granted a high degree of autonomy to the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine. Putin's Russia recognized the independence of Russia and exercised the right to collective security and self-defense.Putin's Russia overlaps with the former Empire of Japan.
It is not true that Japan invaded Korea or China. Therefore, the results of the Tokyo trial cannot be accepted. Korea was annexed with the consent of the other country, and it is wrong to think that it was made into a colony. With Russia's invasion of Korea approaching, Korea chose to follow Japan. Japan did not adopt a Western-style colonial policy of resource extraction, but instead worked to bring Korea to the same level of education and social capital as Japan. Aggressive investment in Korea and Manchuria has brought about high economic growth that would be impossible under colonial rule, and is the cornerstone of today's prosperity in China and Korea. In fact, Japan did not aim to take over, but devoted itself to China and Korea.
The main reason why Japan was drawn into the Greater East Asia War was the prolonged war between Chiang Kai-shek and Japan. The Marco Polo Bridge Incident, which started the China Incident, was an attack by the Chinese Communist Party. Neither Chiang Kai-shek nor Japan originally intended to go to war. Chiang Kai-shek was trying to work with Japan to protect the country from the West. However, due to the Xi'an Incident, they were forced to collaborate with the government. The United States provided weapons and financial support to the Kuomintang forces from Burma through the aid route. The war expands and drags on, and eventually Japan is dragged into war with the United States. The United States used Chiang Kai-shek to drag Japan into war against the United States.
The United States is doing something outrageous by forcing Ukraine to violate the Minsk agreements, forcing Russia to advance militarily, and providing state-of-the-art weapons and funds to wage war against Russia. Having Ukraine wage a proxy war instead of fighting directly is similar to what the US did in the China incident. "Support small countries and destroy big ones." That's outrageous.
Furthermore, aid supplies are diverted. Weapons that have been handed over to armed groups around the world are used for indiscriminate terrorism. America is doing something truly terrifying. Moreover, the same thing happened to Japan in the past.
It is natural for Japanese people to view news coverage of Ukraine negatively. Prime Minister Morimoto said this. ”
■Neoconservative reality: “We don’t need friends, we only need national interests”
Concerning the situation in UkraineIn Novemberformer Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, who implicitly criticized President Zelenskiy and his backer, the United States, also spoke to Kiyokazu. He is the former leader of the association and the person closest to Abe. On the night of November 18th, former Prime Minister Mori gave a speech in Tokyo, saying, ``Only Russian President Vladimir Putin is criticized, and Mr. Zelensky is not scolded at all.'' "What do you mean? Mr. Zelenskyy is causing suffering to many Ukrainians." Regarding reporting, he pointed out, ``Japan's media is biased to one side. They are influenced by Western reporting. I can't help but feel that they are only using reports from Europe and the United States.'' He also addressed Prime Minister Kishida, saying, `` "We are all about America," he complained.
Looking at it this way, it is not surprising that there are some who think that the best way to do this is to extinguish the smoldering spark at the core of Abe-ism, which has become a household name, before it flares up in earnest and becomes a flame. Even if I suspect that there is a dark side to the assassination of Shinzo Abe in July, I don't think it's too far off the mark.
Dedicated to realist diplomacy and balance of power theoryFormer US Secretary of State Henry KissingerWith the defeat of the Vietnam War certain, he became a puppet of South Vietnam. This is what he is said to have tweeted when he abandoned the government and withdrew the US military.
"Being America's enemy may be dangerous, but being America's friend is deadly."