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February 13 2018

mr-absentia
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Tags: Nationalism
Reposted frommowmiwojtek mowmiwojtek viaw0lfsburger w0lfsburger

February 21 2015

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研究:ネット右翼と嫌韓流 - キリストの幕屋とは?

“2002年、愛媛県の中高一貫校に「つくる会」教科書を採択させる運動の際には、「直前に『つくる会』が全国から組織動員し、各戸ビラ入れをおこなったほか、松山市街にも200人近い集団を登場させ、宣伝活動をおこなった。大半はキリストの幕屋であると言われる」と先に引用した上杉論文は指摘しています。
幕屋は、戦争動員施設=靖国神社への参拝にもきわめて積極的に取り組んでいます。彼らは「拝殿の前で最敬礼し、心からの感謝をご霊前に捧げる。グループで参拝する時は祈り、賛美歌を歌う」(大阪キリストの幕屋主事・神藤耀氏)そうです。そして、首相・閣僚の公式参拝の実現を強く要求しています。
彼らは「古事記」「日本書紀」の神話を「日本建国の歴史」として信奉し、それを「イスラエルが旧約聖書を建国のよりどころにしている」ことになぞらえています。
ところで、聖書の世界から遠く隔たった現在のイスラエルは、アメリカが戦後直後、その中東支配・中東石油支配のために人工的に形成した半植民地国家であり、アメリカの強力な支援をバックにパレスチナ人にたいする虐殺と迫害を繰り返しているきわめて反人民的な超軍事国家です。そのようなアメリカの半植民地的軍事国家を崇拝しているところにも、幕屋のきわめて反動的〔な〕本質がはっきりとあらわれています”

July 28 2014

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February 22 2014

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February 08 2014

mr-absentia

Collapse of NHK. So beautiful.

  • Japan public broadcasting head regrets defending use of wartime sex slaves (theguardian.com, Jan. 27 2014)

    [NHK chairman Katsuto] Momii said brothels were "common in any country at war" at the time, and described as "puzzling" criticism of Japan's enslavement of up to 200,000 mainly Korean, Chinese and Filipino women – euphemistically known as "comfort women" – in frontline brothels across Asia between 1932 and 1945.

    "Can we say there were none in Germany or France? It was everywhere in Europe," he said. "In the current moral climate the use of comfort women would be wrong. But it was a reality of those times.

    "Korea's statement that Japan was the only nation [that used sex slaves] is puzzling. Give us money, compensate us, they say, but since all of this was resolved by the Japan-Korea peace treaty, why are they reviving this issue? It's strange."

    Momii, the former vice-chairman of a trading house, with no previous broadcasting experience, acknowledged on Monday that his remarks had been "extremely inappropriate".

    He repeated his stance that he had been speaking in a private capacity, but said: "Even as an individual opinion, it is not something I should have said. It was my first time [speaking] at such an occasion and I did not know the rules."

    Momii had earlier attempted to withdraw the remarks after journalists pointed out that they were made during a press conference in his role as chairman of NHK, a hugely influential, publicly funded broadcaster.

    The ruling party in South Korea called on Momii to resign and apologise to the country's people. Lee Hye-hoon, a senior figure in the Saenuri party, described the comments as "heartbreaking" at a party meeting, according to a Saenuri statement quoted by Kyodo News.

    Lee said: "If there is a group of people with a conscience in Japan, how could a person like Momii, with such an unethical perception and who made such an absurd remark, become the head of the public broadcaster?"

  • U.S. Rejects Japanese Broadcaster’s Claim It Used ‘Comfort Women’ in World War II (time.com, Jan. 29 2014)

    In the latest in a string of revisionist statements by conservative leaders in Japan, Katsuto Momii said the “comfort women” system, in which women were coerced into serving in brothels for Japanese soldiers during World War II, “could be found in any nation that was at war.”

    “The comfort women system is considered wrong under today’s moral values. But the military comfort women system existed as a reality at that time,” said Momii. “Can we say there were none in Germany or France? It was everywhere in Europe.”

    On Tuesday, the U.S. Embassy in Japan denied that U.S forces operated a system of comfort women during or after that war. “We are not aware of anything that would indicate the U.S. engaged in any such kind of activity,” says an embassy official authorized to speak on the subject. “We would prefer not to comment any further on Mr. Momii’s statements. I would simply reiterate that his apparent belief regarding U.S. practices is incorrect.” The official asked not to be named, in line with State Department policy.

    Jeff Kingston, professor of Asian Studies at Temple University’s campus in Tokyo, says Momii’s views reflect a comforting delusion among some Japanese conservatives and nationalists. “There is no evidence that any other nation recruited tens of thousands of teenagers to serve as sex slaves for their troops at the specific request of military and government authorities,” Kingston says. “U.S. troops have frequented brothels in war and occupation like troops everywhere, but the comfort women system can hardly be compared to these brothels.”

    Momii was appointed last month to a three-year term as chairman of the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, also known as NHK. The agency provides news, public service and entertainment programming throughout Japan, and operates news bureaus worldwide. It is funded primarily by viewer license fees and is overseen by a 12-member board of governors appointed by the national Diet.

    Momii, the former head of a major trading company, set off a storm of protest during his first press conference as chairman on Saturday by defending the comfort women system and seeming to blame some of the victims. “Putting my chairman’s title aside, the issue becomes complicated because South Korea criticizes as if Japan was the only one that forcibly drafted women into the system,” Momii said. “And [South Korea] demands money, compensation.”

  • Japanese broadcaster's board member praised ritual suicide of rightwinger (theguardian.com, Feb. 5 2013)

    In an essay distributed in October, a month before her appointment at NHK, Michiko Hasegawa praised Shusuke Nomura, an extreme nationalist who committed ritual suicide in the offices of the liberal Asahi newspaper in 1993 in protest at its mockery of his rightwing group.

    Since at least feudal times, suicide has been seen as a way of preserving honour in Japan. Famously, the rightwing author Yukio Mishima disembowelled himself after a failed coup attempt.

    "It is only to God human beings can offer their own lives," she wrote in the document, which has been posted online and was reported in Wednesday's edition of the Mainichi Shimbun.

    "If it is devoted in the truly right way, there could be no better offering. When Mr Shusuke Nomura committed suicide at the Asahi Shimbun headquarters 20 years ago, he … offered his death to God."

    Because Nomura uttered a prayer that the emperor may prosper, immediately before shooting himself three times in the stomach, "His Imperial Highness, even if momentarily, became a living God again, no matter what the 'Humanity Declaration' says or what the Japanese constitution says," she wrote.

  • Japanese Broadcast Official: We Didn’t Commit War Crimes, the U.S. Just Made That Up (time.com, Feb. 7 2014)

    ... the U.S. embassy in Tokyo has strongly condemned charges by a top official at Japan’s national public broadcaster that Americans fabricated war crimes against Japanese leaders during World War II in order to cover up American atrocities.

    “These suggestions are preposterous. We hope that people in positions of responsibility in Japan and elsewhere would seek to avoid comments that inflame tensions in the region,” an embassy spokesman told TIME early on Friday.

    The charges were made this week by Naoki Hyakuta, a nationalist writer and close friend of Abe, who was recently appointed to the board of governors of the Japan Broadcasting Corp., commonly known as NHK.

    In campaign speeches on behalf of a far-right candidate for the governorship of Tokyo, Hyakuta claimed that the infamous Nanjing Massacre in 1937 never occurred, and that Americans staged the postwar trials of Japanese leaders to cover up U.S. war crimes. He said those crimes included the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the mass firebombings of Tokyo.

    [...]

    Along with Hyakuta’s charges, it was reported this week that another NHK board member had published an essay praising the leader of a nationalist group who committed ritual suicide in the offices of a major newspaper in October 1993 to protest negative news coverage.

    Board member Michiko Hasegawa wrote that because the activist recited a brief prayer to the Emperor before shooting himself in the abdomen, “His Majesty the Emperor has again become a living god.” Hasegawa is a professor emeritus of Japanese cultural studies in Tokyo.

    Japan’s Emperors were once worshipped as living gods, but are designated under the current constitution as “the symbol of the state and of the unity of the people.” As such, they have no governing authority or official religious function.

    Hasegawa, who also has close ties to Abe, published the essay in connection with a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the activist’s death.

    The appointment of such staunch nationalists to NHK’s board is part of a concerted campaign by the Abe administration to recast Japan as the true victim of World War II and put a more benign face on the country’s often brutal colonial practices, says Jeff Kingston, professor of Asian studies at Temple University’s Tokyo campus.

    “These are Abe’s cronies, they agree with his revisionist views, and now he’s putting them in positions of power and influence,” says Kingston. “What they don’t realize is that the right-wing revisionists are not convincing many people in Japan, and they are not convincing people outside Japan. What they are doing is creating a huge diplomatic problem.”

August 01 2013

mr-absentia
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Tags: Nationalism
Reposted fromverschwoerer verschwoerer viafatu fatu

July 13 2013

mr-absentia
……政治意志主義と民族主義の大げさな美辞麗句の結合の代償は、隣国との関係の持続的緊張だとある政治アナリストは指摘する。右翼の有名な代表である安倍氏は、中韓との領土問題や歴史解釈において、日本人は過去に止まって懺悔と謝罪を続けるわけにはいかないとの考えをずっと持っている。そこで憲法改正と否定主義が安倍氏の信条となった。このようなやり方は散々批判されている。マックス・ウェーバーの弟子、カール・レーベンシュタインは「民衆が憲法に関心を持つのが良いこととは限らない」と述べた。半世紀前、日本の内閣憲法調査会の矢部貞治副会長は「改憲勢力が三分の二を占めたというだけで改憲できるものではない。憲法に多少の不備や欠陥があっても、それで国が滅んだ例はないが、改正を強行することで国内を分裂に導いた例はある」と述べた
右傾化する一方では日本は方向を見失うことに (人民網日本語版 2013年7月11日)

January 17 2013

mr-absentia

【Twitter】 「国賊」発言

@magosaki_ukeru said:

17日読売:「小野寺防衛相は鳩山元首相の尖閣諸島の『係争地である』発言について、『「国賊」ということが一瞬頭のなかによぎった』と述べ、激しく批判」。日本の同盟国の米国ですらどちら側にもつかない立場。さらにポツダム宣言の「カイロ宣言ノ条項ハ履行セラルヘク又日本国ノ主権ハ本州、北海道、九州及四国並ニ吾等ノ決定スル諸小島ニ局限セラルヘシ」をみれば尖閣諸島等は日本固有の島で国際的に問題ない立場はとれない。防衛大臣が異なる見解を持つ人を国賊表現するのは許されるべきでない。でも右傾化した日本は見逃すのだろう。今や魔女狩り日本

January 15 2013

mr-absentia
Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
— Albert Einstein (via We are star stuff.)
Tags: Nationalism

January 11 2013

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【Twitter】 Anti-Japan Education in China

Japanese ex-diplomat @magosaki_ukeru tweeted, as follows:

昨日東工大で米人教師に招かれ、尖閣講義。中国の反日教育の中で中国人の留学生の一人が「反日教育は事実。しかし学生はそんなに左右されない。私は多くの学生と同じ考え。反日教育に左右されていたら、日本に留学に来ない。多くの中国人は日本で思われるほど反日ではない」

Yesterday I gave a lecture on the Senkaku issue at Tokyo Institute of Technology, receiving invitation from an American teacher. With regard to anti-Japan education in China, one of Chinese students said: “It is true that anti-Japan education is given [in China]; but students aren't influenced so strongly. I hold the same view as many students have. If I had been influenced by anti-Japan education, I wouldn't have come to Japan for study. Many Chinese are not so anti-Japanese as thought in Japan.”

January 10 2013

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【Twitter】 Economist: Abe cabinet is “the last thing Asia needs”

@magosaki_ukeru said:

エコノミスト誌の激烈安倍首相批判。1月5日付で、「国(日本)の危険なほどナショナリスチックな新内閣はアジアが必要とする最後のもの(The country’s dangerously nationalistic new cabinet is the last thing Asia needs)」という論評。

  • 現在日本は数年間で最も危険な状況。日本はロシア、韓国、中国と領土問題を持ち、近隣諸国との関係で外交的に孤立化。日本支配の係争地尖閣諸島に対する中国の増大する攻撃性は紛争の現実化する可能性。

  • 安倍内閣は安全保障面は経済にもまして警戒心を呼び起こす。たんに内閣を保守主義と呼ぶと、その内閣の持つ修正主義的妄想を見逃す。

  • 彼らは平和憲法を排除の意図。

  • これらは米国を不都合な場所に置く。安倍氏は憲法に対する考えにもかかわらず、米国とのより親密な関係を築こうとしている。この政権は悪いスタートを切った。

米国を含め世界の知識人はエコノミストの論評には関心を払う。こうした評価は、安倍氏の米国訪問が実現しなかった一因。米国は安倍政権そのものに大きい疑問。日本は中国、韓国、ロシアの近隣諸国だけでなく世界の多くの国から孤立する危険性。

December 15 2012

mr-absentia

Extreme Right-wingers

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, BBC News, Tokyo (from Dec. 15 report Japan loses faith in traditional politics):

...he [Toru Hashimoto] and Mr [Shintaro] Ishihara [of the Japan Restoration Party] hold some extreme right-wing views.

In a speech last year Mr Hashimoto said: "What Japan needs now is dictatorship".

Mr Ishihara has made so many outrageous statements it's hard to know where to start. He once said: "Women who live beyond their child-bearing years are useless and are committing a sin."

He has called for a military regime and says Japan should build nuclear weapons. Both men are deeply hostile to China and have revisionist views on Japanese history.

And so does the man who will probably become Japan's next prime minister - LDP leader Shinzo Abe.

Although he is the leader of the "old" LDP, Mr Abe is far more right wing than most of his predecessors. In particular he has very right-wing views on the history of Japan's aggression during World War II.

He has repeatedly denied that the Japanese military forced Chinese, Korean and women from other Asian countries into sexual slavery - the so-called "comfort women".

Mr Abe even supports revoking a Japanese government statement, made in the early 1990s, acknowledging and apologising for what Japan did.

Most Japanese people do not share Mr Abe's views on history. And most will not vote for him, or Mr Hashimoto or Mr Ishihara, because they want a right-wing nationalist government that is hostile to China.

But it is still possible that is what they will get.

January 31 2012

mr-absentia

【Twitter】 ナショナリズム

from @magosaki_ukeru:

  • かつて読売新聞OBが嘆いた「自分はやや右翼的。しかしナショナリズムを左翼に取られている」。何を言っているか。例えば普天間基地。本来沖縄住民側に立ち、「ヤンキーゴーホーム」と言うのが右翼のはず。

  • 米軍と右派との関係を見て見よう。岸信介、佐藤栄作、どちらも右派に属する。しかし岸信介は占領体制の続行を改めようと安保改定にかかった。そして米軍の撤退とその根拠の行政協定取り組みに取り組もうとした。では佐藤栄作はどうか。

  • 1965年8月佐藤首相は沖縄を訪問しました。沖縄は米軍の占領下にあります。佐藤首相は那覇空港に到着するや「沖縄の復帰が実現しない限り、我が国の戦後は終わっていない」と演説。この台詞は外務省と全く打ち合わせなし。外務省仰天。1964年米国は北ベトナムへの北爆開始。沖縄の基地からB52が越に飛び、爆撃。沖縄の米軍基地の重要性が増している時。当然米軍、米国反対。佐藤首相は早期返還、本土並み、核抜き主張。

  • 1968年1月下田駐米大使は打ち合わせに一時帰国、6日首相官邸に。ここには首相、保利官房長官、木村外務大臣が集結。下田大使は「核抜き」返還が難しいと説明。そして下田大使は「“本土並み”という条件なら早期の決着は可能ですが、“核抜き”の条件が入ると、早期の決着は極めて困難になると考えられます。どちらをとるべきや」と首相に問う。長い、息づまる緊張。結局佐藤首相は「下田君、やはり核付きの返還なんて考えられんよ。あくまで核抜きでいこう」と裁断。

  • 米国に言うべきことはいう。そういう政治家が日本にいたのです。それも一般には米国に追随していると見られる岸信介や、佐藤栄作が一番毅然としている。なんだろう。今は普天間基地程度の最低県外を述べると、「日米がこんなに危機を迎えたことはない」という台詞に日本国中がびくついた。

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