| Shinzō Abe |
(Politician, Deep state actor)
21 September 1954
|Died||8 July 2022 (Age 67)|
Cause of death
|Alma mater||University of Southern California, Bunmei Ibuki|
|Interests|| • Conservatism|
• World War 2
• Corporate Media/Censorship
|Party||Liberal Democratic Party|
As Japanese PM he aggressively re-militarised the country
Shinzō Abe was a Japanese politician. Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, called him a “Trump before Trump”. In national media, Abe was known as the Shadow Shogun. Abe as Japanese PM pushed to remilitarise the nation, re-introducing intelligence agencies, modifying the Japanese constitution to allow for foreign wars and first strikes on other countries. He has presided over the country's aggressive support of the "war on terror" narrative, increasing mass surveillance of citizens and stiff penalties for those accused of conspiring to commit acts of "terrorism". In July 2022, Abe became the sixth former Japanese PM to be assassinated.
- 1 Background
- 2 Career
- 3 Covid-19
- 4 NATO Expansion
- 5 Deep State Connections
- 6 Assassination Attempts
- 7 Assassination
- 8 Appointments by Shinzō Abe
- 9 Events Participated in
- 10 Related Document
- 11 Rating
- 12 References
Abe was the grandson of Nobusuke Kishi, a WW2 criminal in imperial China and suspected CIA agent who was a contact of US deep state player Allen Dulles. After the war ended, Kishi was released without charge by the US, and tasked with developing the Japanese deep state so that the country would be a covert client state of the US deep state. Kishi was a key player in the forming of the LDP-party in Japan, the most influential party in post-war Japan. Abe became one of the leading members of the LDP's nationalistic neoconservative wing.
- Full article: Revisionist
- Full article: Revisionist
Since 1997, as the bureau chief of the "Institute of Junior Assembly Members Who Think About the Outlook of Japan and History Education", Abe supported the controversial new schoolbooks named Japanese Society for History Textbook Reform and the New History Textbook. In March 2007, Abe, along with right-wing politicians, proposed a bill to encourage nationalism and a "love for one's country and hometown" among the Japanese youth (specific wording from the revised "Fundamental Law of Education" 教育基本法, which was revised to include "love of country"). The new school books faced a lot of internal scrutiny and criticism for their denial of Japanese war crimes in World War 2 and the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Marco Polo incident, and the Japanese imperialism in the 1940s. Abe's denial of calling occupied parts of China a puppet state during the 1940s or the use of sex slaves by the Japanese army there, despite the Nanking Massacre accounts, earned him a editorial from the NYT.
Censorship of Mass Media
The Asahi Shimbun accused Abe and Shōichi Nakagawa of censoring a 2001 NHK program concerning "The Women's International War Crimes Tribunal". The "tribunal" was a private committee to adjudicate comfort women; about 5,000 people, including 64 victims from Japan and abroad, attended. The committee members, who claimed to be specialists in international law, claimed that Emperor Hirohito and the Japanese government were responsible for the use of comfort women. The TV program, however, did not mention the full name of the tribunal and keywords such as "Japanese troops" or "sexual slavery", and it also cut the sight of the tribunal, the host grouping, statements of the organiser, and the judgement itself. Instead, it presented criticism against the tribunal by a right-wing academic and his statement that "there was no abduction of sex slaves and they were prostitutes".
On the day following the Asahi Shimbun report, Akira Nagai, the chief producer and primary person responsible for the program held a press conference and ensured the report of the Asahi Shimbun. Abe stated that the content "had to be broadcast from a neutral point of view" and "what I did is not to give political pressure". Abe said, "It was political terrorism by Asahi Shimbun and it was tremendously clear that they had the intention to inhume me and Mr. Nakagawa politically, and it is also clear that it was a complete fabrication." He also characterised the tribunal as a "mock trial" and raised objection to the presence of North Korean prosecutors, singling them out as agents of the North Korean government. Abe's actions in the NHK incident were criticised by journalists as being both illegal for violating the Broadcasting Act and unconstitutional for violating the constitution. Other examples included a report that Abe's new administration had called on the NHK to "pay attention" to a North Korean program that adducted Japanese people. Critics charged that the government was violating freedom of expression by meddling in the affairs of the public broadcaster, breaking the Japanese constitution. Abe's constant interference and intimidation of media outlets was cited as one of many reasons Japan fell to 72nd place on the Press Freedom Index in 2016, in contrast to its previous 11th-place ranking from six years prior.
Abe became Prime Minister of Japan on 26 September 2006. He announced a new cabinet on August 27, 2007. However, the new agricultural minister Takehiko Endo, involved in a finance scandal, resigned only 7 days later. On September 12, 2007, only three days after a new parliamentary session had begun, Abe announced his intention to resign his position as prime minister at an unscheduled press conference. Abe said his unpopularity was hindering the passage of an anti-terrorism law, involving among other things Japan's continued military presence in Afghanistan. Party officials also said the embattled prime minister was suffering from poor health. On September 26, 2007 Abe officially ended his term as Yasuo Fukuda became the new Prime Minister of Japan.
Shinzō Abe "spent considerable effort" to facilitate Japan's remilitarization. As with the decision to rebuild the intelligence agencies, this may reflect a success of the deep state in taking effective control over the political leadership of country.
|Shinzo Abe's Military Bill Divides Japan - 2015 - Over protests both inside and outside the chamber, the lower house of Japan’s Parliament passed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s national-security bill, which would allow the country to take military action abroad for the first time since World War II - Wall Street Journal|
Abe became Prime Minister of Japan again on 26 December 2012. Abe became more focused on foreign policies in his second tenure, and often increased his efforts in the Japanese Diet and often received criticism for being a revisionist, most notable for events in WW2 and in conflicts with China.
“I think the definition of what constitutes 'aggression' has yet to be established in academia or in the international community. Things that happened between nations will look different depending on which side you view them from.”
Shinzo Abe (April 26, 2015) 
In March 2015, he announced a plan to rebuild the Japanese intelligence agencies, using the UK's MI6 as a model. The Intelligence agencies were dismantled by the Allies after World War II. Abe faced a lot of protests from younger Japanese people for being named in several books for corrupt and nepotistic policies that seemed normal in Japanese politics.
Abe had a stern and authoritarian way of presiding, even for Japanese culture, perhaps symbolizing the older Japanese generation. During a joint review meeting of the National Commission on Basic Policy in 2015, Abe remarked that “I do not know what you are saying that we have done wrong, but the legal statement we have put forward is absolutely correct because I am the Prime Minister.” 
Jailing for National Security
The Diet passed the Abe cabinet's State Secrecy Law, which took effect in December 2014. The law expanded the scope for the government to designate what information constitutes a state secret and increased penalties for bureaucrats and journalists who leak such information to up to 10 years in prison and a 10-million-yen fine. The passage of the law proved controversial, with thousands protesting the bill in Tokyo and the cabinet's approval rating falling below 50 percent for the first time in some polls. Detractors argued that the law was ambiguous and therefore gave the government too much freedom to decide which information to classify, that it could curtail freedom of the press, and that the cabinet had rushed the legislation without including any corresponding freedom of information guarantees. Abe later agreed, but did not back-track.
In 2017 allegations, however came alight that Abe covered up the rape by a friend named Noriyuki Yamaguchi, a well-dressed, trendy-bearded broadcast journalist who has also written two books on the Abe. A 28-year-old reporter named Shiori Itō held a news conference at the Tokyo District Court in an attempt to resume a closed investigation into his case. At the request of relatives, she removed her last name from the newspaper. The women filed charges for rape with the Tokyo Metropolitan Police and had an arrest warrant for Yamaguchi, but remarked the last thing the detective told her regarding the case was "he’s walking past us. I can’t do anything. I’ve got orders from way above. I’ve just been told I’m being taken off the case, as well. I’m sorry.” when stopping the man at first on Narita Airport.
The police chief - not named - was also named in what several outlets such as the Daily Beast reported a suspicion the journalist was enjoying a culture where rape in Japan - with a reported rate of only 10% of rape victims informing the police - was covered up at highest levels. After all police officers and politcians commended the case, but refused to admit to know anything earlier - the high court of Japan ruled partly against the women, but ordered her to be paid over $3 million Yen, minus 500k for not proving she was the given a date rape drug by Yamaguchi. This case started a Metoo-movement to Japan.
Of relevance might be that he as Prime Minister did not follow the Covid-narrative obediently enough, where he as Prime Minister showed some hesitancy in implementing lockdowns and forced jabs. For this, Abe increasingly came under fire both domestically and internationally. Since Abe left office in September 2020, Japan’s response to Covid has drifted steadily closer to the international standard.
Abe was also to some degree critical of the official narrative regarding Russia and the war in the Ukraine, where he pointed out that Ukraine might have been avoided the war if Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had done some of the things that Moscow have been insisting on for years, including that Zelensky should have made a promise that Ukraine won't join NATO and should have granted the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics (DPR and LPR) a high degree of autonomy.
Deep State Connections
|In July, Japan’s former Prime Minister, Abe Shinzo, was assassinated. In the aftermath, a scandal emerged involving the Unification Church and the ruling party. Protests rage over Abe’s state funeral, as the Japanese question his legacy.
With the Unification Church now in the spotlight, former members speak out on the practices of this controversial organization, considered by some to be a cult. As the cozy relationship between the Church and the ruling LDP come under a microscope, more people are starting to question the separation between Church and State in Japan, enshrined in Article 20 of the Japanese constitution - CNA.
The fallout from the scandal has implicated the current administration, as Prime Minister Kishida Fumio’s cabinet sees its lowest approval rating yet, in the days leading up to Abe’s state funeral. As he purges his cabinet of those with close links to the Unification Church, can Kishida emerge from Abe’s shadow?
- Full article: Japan/Deep state
- Full article: Japan/Deep state
After Japan’s surrender brought World War II to a close in 1945, Douglas MacArthur led the U.S. occupation to rebuild Japan. The occupying forces repurposed Tokyo’s Sugamo prison to house “Class A” war criminals awaiting trial. However, some inmates were released shortly afterward thanks to the American intelligence community. Japan’s extreme right clans that raped and bombed their way through China wanted to defeat communists, and their rival China, now also Communist. One of these inmates was Yoshio Kodama, who organized spies in China had a smuggling operation for stolen Chinese goods in Japan. His network in double agents in China made him an ally of the CIA. Nobusuke Kishi, granddad of Abe, was a leading figure and made sure Abe's family kept leading the LDP party as a sort of mafia family.
- Full article: Yakuza
- Full article: Yakuza
Abe, a big fan of gangster movies, has said several times over the years that when he leaves politics he’d like to be a Yakuza film producer. The Japan Times reported that "the Kokura branch of the Fukuoka District Court sentenced an underworld figure to eight years in prison Friday for attempting to set fire five times to the home and office of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Yamaguchi Prefecture in summer 2000. Koyama allegedly received 3 million yen from a secretary at Abe's local office as a reward for his support of the candidate, but later asked Motoshi Takano, 56, head of a smaller group within Kudokai, to harass Abe after the secretary refused to meet additional demands, according to the prosecutors"..
Kudokai associate Saichi Koyama and Abe’s then-secretary Nobuyuki Saiki had a relationship before the incident, according to the ruling of the case. During the 1999 Shimonoseki mayoral elections, Koyama distributed fliers vilifying the opposition candidate in order to help reelect as mayor the current House of Representatives lawmaker and Abe’s protege Kiyoshi Ejima. After Ejima was successfully reelected, three million yen was actually paid by Abe’s secretary Saiki to Koyama, as confirmed by the judgement of the case. Demanding that more money be paid, Abe’s home was firebombed by Koyama and Kudokai members in retaliation.
After the first puppet leader of CIA leader Allen Dulles - Kishi - died in 1987, his son-in-law, Shintaro Abe, became secretary-general of the LDP party. Shintaro continued where Kishi left off and started working with satanic and religious sects of Korea and Japan, in particular, the Unification Church. He reportedly encouraged his party’s politicians to accept support and funding from the church. Picking up where his father left off, Shinzo Abe became prime minister of Japan and continued his predecessors’ trends of associating with organisations linked to the Unification Church. In 2008, a tabloid in Japan published a photo of Shinzo Abe and then-Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee posing for a photo with Icchu Nagamoto, a financial broker for the Yamaguchi-gumi Yakuza group. Abe's LDP party was also linked to his political operatives having made Yakuza agreements. Despite his grandfather’s connections and the targeted bombing of his offices by Yakuza members, Abe vehemently denied any connections to organised crime.
The Kyodo news agency reported that on 22 April 2015, a drone with traces of radiation was landed on top of Abe's office, carrying a camera and a small bottle with the radioactive symbol. Tests found it was carrying a small amount of radioactive caesium, reported. Abe was in Indonesia at the time, attending an Asian-African conference.
Noted here must be, that the Japanese media painted the race for Abe's succession as race between "godfathers". Asiatimes noted in 2020 that "least likely to win was former foreign minister Fumio Kishida, 63. He was once considered Abe’s hand-picked successor and currently serves as LDP policy chief. Last week, at least one weekly magazine in Japan predicted he would be the next premier. However, when he sought out Abe for support, Abe made it starkly clear he did not have Kishida’s back."
“If the LDP paid attention to public opinion polls or party members, Ishiba would be a serious contender. However, the key issue is that among the party elite he is unpopular. Abe – who, like mob bosses everywhere, maintains power by rewarding loyalty and punishing dissent – dislikes Ishiba with a passion.
This seems to leave the path to the premiership open to Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, 71, who has been Abe’s right hand man since he took office. Indications are that Suga had been secretly anointed successor prior to Abe’s resignation as he made a whirlwind of TV appearances over the summer while Abe appeared to be convalescing from his illness or hiding from the press. From July, Abe, Suga and LDP Secretary General Toshihiro Nikai, 81, were reportedly meeting to figure out how to insert Suga into the top spot. Nikai is considered the king-maker within the party, with a goal of ensuring that nothing really changes. Curiously, Suga got into some trouble last year when it emerged that Yakuza had attended an annual cherry blossom-viewing party hosted by Abe. And certainly, the LDP, like all Yakuza, have problems with police and prosecutors. It’s not clear who authorised the payments. Kawai allegedly said that the vote-buying yen was from Abe, the LDP’s head at the time. A possible misuse of public funds to hold cherry blossom viewing parties for Abe supporters is another potential scandal that involves more than just Abe. Jin Igarashi, a political science professor emeritus at Hosei University in Tokyo, theorised on the real reason for Suga’s rise in evening tabloid, Nikkan Gendai.
“The purpose of having Suga run in the election is to put a lid on all the scandals the Abe administration has accumulated,” Igarashi wrote. “If anyone other than Suga becomes PM, all of this could be investigated, and that’s dangerous. That’s why Nikai and Suga rigged the whole thing.””
Jake Adelstein (2020) 
On the 8th of July 2022, Abe was shot point-blank with a shotgun by a Japanese navy veteran in his 40s during a campaign rally in the city of Nara.
|A video showing the moment Abe was shot. Warning: Explicit content.|
Appointments by Shinzō Abe
|Fumio Kishida||Japan/Minister of State for Regulatory Reform||27 August 2007||1 August 2008|
|Fumio Kishida||Japan/Minister/Foreign Affairs||26 December 2012||3 August 2017|
|Fumio Kishida||Japan/Minister/Defence||28 July 2017||3 August 2017|
|Fumio Kishida||Japan/Minister of State for Okinawa and the Northern Territories||27 August 2007||1 August 2008|
|Fumio Kishida||Japan/Minister of State for Science Technology and Quality of Life||27 August 2007||1 August 2008|
|Kono Taro||Japan/Minister/Foreign Affairs||3 August 2017||11 September 2019|
|Kono Taro||Chairman of the National Public Safety Commission||7 October 2015||3 August 2016|
|Kono Taro||Japan/Minister/Defense||11 September 2019||16 September 2020|
Events Participated in
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2013||23 January 2013||27 January 2013||Switzerland||2500 mostly unelected leaders met to discuss "leading through adversity"|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2014||22 January 2014||25 January 2014||World Economic Forum|
|2604 guests in Davos considered "Reshaping The World"|
|Document:The Gulf of Credibility||blog post||14 June 2019||Craig Murray||That Iran would target a Japanese ship and a friendly Russian crewed ship is a ludicrous allegation|
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