Former METI bureaucrat Takaya Imai, who served as Prime Minister's assistant to the second Abe administration for about eight years and was an aide to former Prime Minister Abe, is deeply connected to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), which is the command tower for Japan.・ Group ”I changed to a senior advisor of the Japanese subsidiary. The Carlyle Group was once said to be the core investment company of the US military-industrial complex. It is a company that operates a so-called private equity fund that collects funds from investors, thereby acquiring companies, improving profitability, reselling companies, and distributing profits from the sale to investors.
However, it is fresh in my memory that Imai was named and criticized as a pro-Chinese along with Toshihiro Nikai, the secretary-general of the Liberal Party, in the report "China's influence on Japan" issued by CSIS in July 2020. Imai was regarded as an enemy by himself, "advocating cooperation with China's giant economic zone concept" Belt and Road "together with the second floor" and "convincing former Prime Minister Abe to make China's attitude more friendly from a business standpoint." .. Imai's "conversion" to Carlyle Advisor should be seen as a change in Abe's attitude toward China.
Under these circumstances, Takaichi's hard-line stance toward China, which was a candidate for the presidential election, stands out. Takaichi cites a tactic of generating a powerful electromagnetic pulse to paralyze the electronic equipment of the enemy country as "possession of the ability to attack the enemy base". At present, there is no conventional weapon that can execute "neutralization of enemy bases by electromagnetic pulse (EMP) bullets", and nuclear weapons are required. However, Takaichi does not claim that it will cause a nuclear explosion over the super-altitude of the enemy country and arm it with nuclear weapons to generate electromagnetic pulses. The same applies to the consistency with the Three Non-Nuclear Principles and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) system. I don't care about the reality of this absurd remark. Takaichi has stated that defense spending is 10 trillion yen and more than 2% of GDP, and it should be seen that the aim is to appeal to the United States the "resolute confrontation stance" toward China.
It is likely that she will visit Yasukuni Shrine immediately after he takes office, and if Takaichi wins the presidential election, Japan-China relations will deteriorate decisively. Military tensions around the Senkaku Islands will increase further, and the Biden administration's recommendation to Japan, "Know that the Senkaku emergency is a Taiwan emergency," will become a reality. Japan's new administration will push for a significant increase in defense spending, which it promised to the United States when the Prime Minister visited the United States in April. It goes without saying that the military-industrial complex and military investment companies welcome this behind the scenes.
■ Carlyle, CIA, CSIS
What made The Carlyle Group stand out as an investment company was that many of the companies it acquired were military companies. This group is advised by top politicians from various countries such as former President George W. Bush, former Secretary of Defense Baker, former Secretary of Defense Karouch = photo, former British Prime Minister Major, and former President Ramos. Know in advance where to spend defense expenses. When the company was pre-acquired and the company grew up with defense spending, it sold at a high price and made a huge profit.
Following the terrorist attacks of 2001 (9/11), US troops invaded Afghanistan and Iraq. At that time, many projects managed by the US Department of Defense were privatized and outsourced to private military companies. The Carlyle Group randomly acquired military consignment companies involved in the reconstruction of government forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, the construction of infrastructure, and the formation of security forces, and later resold them, making huge profits. The investors of CSIS, which is the base of Japan Handler, are mainly military companies.
The Carlyle Group is also investing in well-known US military companies that invest in CSIS, such as Northrop Grumman, Lockheed, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon. Underpinning the US administration of Biden is the Wall Street and military-industrial complex, which is rallying in the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) under the control of the Rockefeller conglomerate.
But, the days when the "Carlyle Group" was an advisory board for former politicians and senior government officials from various countries such as former US President George W. Bush are over, and the defense and munitions industry is currently in the investment balance of the "Carlyle Group". It has been pointed out that the ratio of related investment is only 1%.
However, the "Carlyle Group" is a company that aims to earn profits from investment by moving the governments and parliaments of each country in case of emergency. With Abe's resignation, Imai, who also serves as an advisor to Japan's largest military company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, has a deep network of Liberal Democratic Party dignitaries and bureaucrats, and is in a position to bring great profits to the "Carlyle Group".
It is significant that Abe's closest former METI bureaucrat is working at the "Carlyle Japan Office". How did you move behind the scenes over the LDP presidential election with the CIA and CSIS?