Japan’s longest serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe tried to rewrite the history of the fascist Japanese empire and its genocidal crimes. And he and his Nazi-collaborating grandfather enjoyed staunch Western support.
After World War II, the US government pardoned and recruited many of the fascists who had led imperial Japan, putting in power war criminals who had committed genocide in China, Korea, and Southeast Asia, carrying out biological warfare, human experimentation, and mass sexual slavery.
Multipolarista editor Benjamin Norton discusses how Japan’s political system still today is a one-party right-wing regime run by descendants of these fascist war criminals.
Below are links to all the sources cited in this report, in chronological order:
- “The Religious Cult Secretly Running Japan,” Daily Beast, 2016
- “Neo-Nazi photos pose headache for Shinzo Abe,” The Guardian, 2014
Re: Abe's political party–A paragraph from American Exception discusses its establishment by yakuza/fascist war criminals rescued by the CIA to help re-establish the Anticommintern under US auspices after World War 2: pic.twitter.com/Kt2svla5Jb
— American Exception (@Aaron_Good_) July 8, 2022
- “How the LDP dominates Japan’s politics,” The Economist, 2021
- Declassified CIA document on Nobusuke Kishi
- “The United States cover-up of Japanese wartime medical atrocities: complicity committed in the national interest and two proposals for contemporary action,” National Library of Medicine, 2006
- “Unmasking Horror — A special report.; Japan Confronting Gruesome War Atrocity,” New York Times, 1995
- “The Secret Operation To Bring Nazi Scientists To America,” NPR, 2014
- “Most of post-war justice ministry were Nazis: report,” TheLocal.de, 2016
- “Germany’s BND spy agency employed Heinrich Himmler’s daughter,” DW, 2018
- “China lost 14 million people in World War II. Why is this forgotten?” Pacific Standard, 2013
- United States Strategic Bombing Survey at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum
- “Potsdam and the final decision to use the bomb,” The Manhattan Project an interactive history, US Department of Energy
- “The Hiroshima Bombing Didn’t Just End WWII—It Kick-Started the Cold War,” History.com, 2022
- “The Bomb Didn’t Beat Japan … Stalin Did,” Foreign Policy, 2013
Shinzo Abe, former Japanese prime minister, was assassinated. A powerful figure among Japan’s right-wing, Abe was an apologist for imperial Japan’s war crimes and supported US imperialist efforts in the Asia Pacific.
A thread on Abe ? pic.twitter.com/KLOcw7pkmy
— Nodutdol | 노둣돌 (@nodutdol) July 8, 2022
- “Japan approves 5 years more funding for U.S. military presence as China, Russia and North Korea threats loom large,” CBS News, 2022
Nazi Germany's former ally Japan has removed its official neo-Nazi designation for Ukraine's neo-Nazi Azov militia, because the fascist gang plays such an important role in Ukraine's government
Japan is again helping Nazis. What could possibly go wrong!https://t.co/bwHqfpTIU8
— Benjamin Norton (@BenjaminNorton) April 9, 2022