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Do you still believe Nanking Massacre? August 26, 2010

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Do you still believe that so-called the Nanking Massacre  (or the Rape of Nanking) actually happened in December 1937?  To be honest, I too had believed ‘the Nanking Massacre’ blindly until just 7 or 8 years ago.

As I remember, when Ishihara Shintaro, the current governor of Tokyo was still a Diet member in the mid-1990s, he commented in an interview with mass media, “I know it is said that the Japanese Army committed the Nanking Massacre.  But the Nanking Massacre is not a historical fact.  This is a hoax by China.  Japan’s image was badly tarnished by this hoax.”  I watched the news on TV.  I remember that I barked at TV in anger then, “What!?  Ishihara Shintaro is also going to deny America’s atomic bombing?  Denying Nanking is tantamount to denying Hiroshima and Nagasaki.”   I suppose that some of the people who believe the Nanking Massacre have the same experience in saying or thinking as I said to TV then.  I thought about what caused such a reaction to denial of the Nanking Massacre.  Why do you think I said that denying the Nanking was tantamount to denying Hiroshima and Nagasaki then?  Why do you think I thought about war crimes in sets with Hiroshima/Nagasaki and Nanking?  Why do you think I got angry at Ishihara’s comment then?

I think this is a kind of conditioned reflex to denial of the Nanking Massacre.  For example, I associated Hiroshima and Nagasaki with Nanking.  In addition, I felt righteous anger toward the person who denies the Nanking Massacre as if I represented justice in the world.  It’s my guess that I was imprinted a kind of conditioned reflex in my subconscious mind somewhere (at school, in movies,  at museums or through mass media).  This is a kind of brainwashing.   Therefore, whenever I attempt to appeal for atrocious and inhuman acts of atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, someone counter-argues that atomic bombings were paid the penalty for the Nanking Massacre.  So to speak, the Nanking Massacre is often used for the purpose of avoiding blame for atomic bombings,  and is used for the purpose of preventing Japan from being the true victim of WW2.

The rise of the internet has increased opportunities to enlighten Japanese Internet users about historical truth which have been hidden by left-leaning mass media.  As a result, it has become known that China has been spreading lies about the Nanking Massacre to the world.   Over the past dozen years or so, Tanaka Masaaki, Kitamura Minoru, Higashinakano Shudo, Ara Kenichi and other many Japanese historians have inspected each single photographic evidence that China is presenting to prove Japanese soldiers’ atrocities in Nanking.   For example, China is presenting many photos as evidence of the Nanking Massacre.  The total number of photos that China is presenting is 143.  Surprisingly, it has been revealed that all 143 photos that China is presenting as photographic evidence turned out to be fake or utterly irrelevant to the Nanking Massacre.  That is, there is not a single photographic evidence of Japanese soldiers’ atrocities in Nanking.  However, China keeps presenting these fake photos as evidence at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall opened in 1985.   Higashinakano Shudo’s inspection on 143 photographic evidence was published as a book in January 2005.

I think you are still half in doubt.  I hope you are not upset.  Please bear with me for a moment.  Furthermore,   when Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao visited Japan in April 2007, ‘Committee for the Examination of the Facts about Nanking’ published open letter to Jiabao.  The open questions are follows.
1) The late-leader Mao Zedong never mentioned the Nanking Massacre.
2) Between December 1, 1937 and October 24, 1938 the Chinese Nationalist Party Government (Kuomintang) held 300 press conferences with foreign journalists in Hankou.  But the Chinese Nationalist Party never mentioned “citizens being massacred in Nanking,” or “hostages being murdered unlawfully”.
3) According to the record published as a book by the International Committee for the Nanking Safety Zone (Ernest Forster, John Rabe, Lewis Strong, Casey Smythe, Eduard Sperling, George Fitch and so on) in 1939,  the population of Nanking stood at 200,000 prior to the Japanese occupation. This population level remained unchanged during December. Records show the population to be 250,000 one month after the Japanese occupation of the city began.
4) What is more, in this book published by the International Committee for the Nanking Safety Zone, there is a list of detailed complaints against the Japanese army’s criminal activities. The list includes a total of 26 murder incidents, of which only one case was witnessed but it was judged to be a lawful killing and thus noted in the book.
5) Numerous photographs said to be proof of the Nanking massacre are being displayed in books and at many exhibitions including the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall in Nanking. However, it has been revealed by scientific studies that there is not a single authentic photograph offering proof the massacre actually happened.

China claims that more than 200,000 people including ordinary citizens were killed by the Japanese army for two months after the fall of Nanking in December 13, 1937.  There must have been a giant pile of dead bodies if it is true.  However, not a single corpse has been found yet.  I know some corpses are exhibited in the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall.  But those corpses have not been examined into the cause of deaths.  Where did this Memorial Hall bring those corpses from?

Do you know the Katyn Massacre?  The Katyn Massacre is a hair-raising historical incident that more than 20,000 Polish officers were killed by Stalin-era Soviet military in 1940.  This incident was exposed to the world by Nazi Germany which found out massacred corpses of Polish officers near the forests of Katyn in February 27,  1943.  Nazi Germany investigated the cause of those deaths and strongly condemned Soviet for Katyn Massacre as follows.
1) Ropes which were used to bind corpses turned out to be Soviet-made.  Ropes were tied the Russian knot.
2) Some corpses had bayonet scars.  This bayonet turned out to be the Soviet military’s.
3) It is estimated that those Polish officers were killed around April of 1940 from issued date of Russian newspapers which a lot of Polish corpses had in their pockets.
4) Bullets shot into corpses turned out to be Germany-made.  But Nazi Germany proved that bullets had been exported to Poland and Soviet before 1939.
After the war, however, Soviet tried to frame Germany up for the Katyn Massacre at Nuremberg Trials (1945-1946) even though Soviet committed and knew it.  It had been regarded as taboo to get to the bottom of the Katyn Massacre in Poland under Sovietized socialist regime (1945-1989).  In 1990, Gorbachev Administration of Soviet disclosed documents that Stalin ordered the Soviet military to kill Polish captives.

Do you understand the differences between Katyn and Nanking?  First of all, a murder case needs a corpse or a dead body.  The Nanking Massacre is believed as a kind of mass murder. However, the Nanking Massacre is mass murder which is supported only by eyewitness testimonies.  To find out a dead body is the first step in the investigation of a murder.  So it is natural that the people, who want to get to the bottom of the Nanking Massacre, should find out corpses of victims first.  Because there are a lot of eyewitness testimonies of the people who saw Japanese soldiers’ atrocities in Nanking 1937, right?  Why the people, who want to get to the bottom of the Nanking Massacre, don’t try to find out corpses based on eyewitness testimonies?  I know the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall exhibits corpses.  But why the Memorial Hall keeps refusing to accept Japanese investigation team?  It seems that China doesn’t want get to the bottom of the Nanking Massacre even though China is eager to produce propaganda movies about the Nanking Massacre.  Therefore, I always describe the Nanking Massacre as Victimless Murder.  The crucial difference between Katyn and Nanking is the difference between historical fact and hoax.

In a moment of cool-headed, it becomes clear that the Nanking Massacre is a questionable story.  Why do you think I got angry at Ishihara’s comment a dozen years ago?  Why I lost my cool then?  Because I was brainwashed and I had been implanted aggression (=righteous anger) against denier into my mind to prevent from cooling down. When and where was I implanted it?  And more, there is a very important thing that we forget about China.  This is the true genocide, the true holocaust and the true ethnic cleansing are ongoing in China now.  We must not forget more than 1.28 million Tibetan people were killed for the past 60 years since 1949 that China took over Tibet.  I think that the hoax of the Nanking Massacre is a distraction that China threw to the international society for the purpose of distracting the world’s attention from the Rape of Tibet.

P.S. – August 28, 2010

Please check the video below.  (*It is not my account.)  This is the Video titled “the Fake of Nanking” that I uploaded to YouTube in May 2007.  I produced this video to expose the fake of the Nanking Massacre that America and China fabricated for the purpose of setting Japan up as the hideous rogue nation in wartime.  America produced a wartime propaganda movie titled “the Battle of China” (directed by Frank Capra, 65 min) to foment American people’s hatred toward the Japanese people in 1944, when WW2 was near its end.  In the Battle of China, there is the scene, where the mysterious soldiers who look like Japanese soldiers,  shoot two persons to death as Japanese soldiers’ atrocities in Nanking.  The scene where the mysterious soldiers shoot two persons to death was exposed as Kuomintang soldiers (KMT or Chinese Nationalist Party) to the public.  Moreover,  the scene where Kuomintang soldiers shoot two persons turned out to be a part of “the Shanghai Document”  (directed by Yakov Bliokh,  54 min) that was produced as a documentary movie (in the former Soviet Union in 1928.  What is more, Frank Capra trimmed away the part of Kuomintang soldiers from the film of “the Shanghai Document”,  additionally,  Frank Capra inserted the footage of a Japanese officer’s crying “Hajime!”(=start in Japanese) into this scene to make this footage look like that Japanese soldiers’ atrocities.  The Nanking Massacre is believed to have happened in December 1937.  Why do you think Frank Capra used the 1928 Shanghai’s footage as a 1937 Nanking’s footage in the Battle of China?  Because there was no footage that proved the Nanking Massacre when Frank Capra produced “the Battle of China” in 1944.  So he had no alternative but to make up the scene of Japanese soldiers’ atrocities with trimming away the footage of Kuomintang soldiers from the Shanghai Document.

P.S. – August 30, 2010

I know there are a lot of the people (self-proclaimed survivors) who witnessed Japanese soldiers’ atrocities at the time in Nanking.  I know there are some former Japanese soldiers who give testimony that they massacred Chinese civilians, too.  I know there are plenty of testimonies.  However, we should understand that testimony is testimony, testimony doesn’t have the same meaning of evidence and testimony always needs to be verified its credibility.  We should think back on what happened during the height of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1974) in China.  It is the age of madness.  Chinese people criticized each other and injured each other’s reputations by telling lies to survive under the fierce power struggle.  It is said that more than innocent 30 million people were framed up by others’ false accusations, were put on mockery trial by anonymous tip or testimonies, and most of them were executed for crimes they did not commit.  The more we know about Chinese history, the less we can believe Chinese people’s testimonies.  We should understand the racial characteristic of Han Chinese.  We should understand how incredible Han Chinese people are.  Do you think I am racist?  I think you want my opinion about why there are former Japanese soldiers who testify that they committed atrocities against Chinese people. So let me tell my opinion as follows.  If a person gives testimony relating to what the Japanese Imperial Army committed against the enemy or civilians,  he needs to give out identifying information (name, birth date, birth place and so on) and attached unit of the Japanese army.  Because their testimonies have effects on the Japan’s and Japanese ancestors’ honor.  However, almost former Japanese soldiers, who give testimony that they massacred Chinese civilians, always tell irresponsible lies about their identifying information.  Who can believe testimonies of self-proclaimed former Japanese soldiers who never clearly identify themselves?


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映画「ザ・コーヴ」の上映はすべて中止すべきだ June 4, 2010

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敵のプロパガンダを封じ込める-映画「ザ・コーヴ」をドキュメンタリーなどと絶対に呼ばないでいただきたい。もし、そう呼ぶならば、1944年のフランク・キャプラ作品の「ザ・バトル・オブ・チャイナ(The Battle of China)」までもがドキュメンタリーとなってしまう。プロパガンダには、はっきりと「プロパガンダ」という呼称を用いるべきだ。それでも「ザ・コーヴ」をドキュメンタリーと呼ぼうとする人間は、ドキュメンタリーとプロパガンダの違いを考えたことのない人であるか、よほど何かしら特殊な意図または任務を持った人である。なんと言おうと、ヤラセ・捏造に満ちた映画「ザ・コーヴ」には、ドキュメンタリーかプロパガンダかといった議論の余地はもはや無い。シー・シェパードが世界と日本に向けて仕掛けた正真正銘のプロパガンダである。この映画は、シー・シェパードの言うところの「クジラ戦争-Whale Wars (アニマル・プラネットにて世界中で放送中、ただし日本だけ放送されていない)」における重要な作戦なのだ。そのプロパガンダにどう対処するか、それがいまの我々に問われている課題である。「ザ・コーヴ」に対して反証する映画もいいだろうが、とりあえず、まず早急に打たなくてはならない対処は、日本人に仕掛けようとしてくる精神テロを水際で排除すること。すなわち、国内における劇場での「ザ・コーヴ」の上映を阻止することである。おそらく、「ザ・コーヴ」をプロモートする連中は、それを逆手にとり、「右翼の圧力によって上映中止に追い込まれたザ・コーヴ」などと宣伝に利用しようとするだろう。しかし同時に、シー・シェパードやグリーンピースなどによる欺瞞に満ちた反捕鯨論に対して、その嘘や捏造を暴く絶好の機会でもあるのだ。まずは、世界に配信される海外メディアを通じて、「ザ・コーヴの日本での上映中止」というニュースを配信させ、反捕鯨団体のテロに対して怒っている日本人たちの存在を印象付ける機会としようではないか、仕掛けられたテロに対して、黙って屈することはない。果敢にテロと闘う日本人の姿を世界に見せつけようではないか!



THE COVE – A Despicable Propaganda Movie

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fireflies012.jpg“The Battle of China” is the U.S.Defense Department’s war-time propaganda film that Frank Capra (1897-1991) directed in order to stir up enmity against Japan. This film was released in the United States in 1944. This film aroused American’s sympathy for Chinese people and succeeded in gaining support for indiscriminate bombing of Japanese cities from American public opinion.  the_battle_of_china.jpgAs a result, Japanese 66 cities were burnt down and more than 800,000 innocent and unarmed Japanese people (including Hiroshima and Nagasaki) were made victims of America’s bare-knuckled bombing strikes.

frank_capra_editing.jpg“The Battle of China” may be still thought to be historical facts of Sino-Japanese War (1937 – 1945) among not only Chinese people but also  people all over the world. On the other hand, in Japan, many atrocities’ footage in “The Battle of China” has been thought to be occupied by either “staged footage” or “unrelated footage” for a long time. As it were, “The Battle of China” is the promoter to have distorted historical facts of Sino-Japanese War. However, there wasn’t a person who proved staged footages of “The Battle of China” by evidence in the past.

shanghai_document_poster.jpgTwo years ago, when I watched a film (another film disconnected from “The Battle of China”) by accident, I noticed something familiar footage in this film. I didn’t know the title of this film at the time. A few weeks later, I unexpectedly met this familiar footage that I watched in “The Battle of China”.  I assured that “The battle of China” trimmed off a right half of the original image at the time. (Cropping/Trimming) This questionable footage stepped on the part of “the fall of Nanking” in “The Battle of China”. The left half of the original image showed as if two men were shot on a Japanese officer’s orders in Nanking of 1937. This footage of executions in “The Battle of China” has been thought that Japanese soldiers shot to kill Chinese citizens from behind. Two men have been thought to be shot on Japanese officer’s orders.  Because Japanese officer’s face appeared once in “The Battle of China” and gave an order to shoot them dead.   Meanwhile, this right half of the original image showed a few soldiers who put on never-seen-before uniforms and had rifles at the ready. However, I found out what never-seen-before uniforms were at once.


boysoldiers.jpgThese uniforms turned out to be Chinese Kuomintang’s one (=Chinese Nationalist Party). The original film showed Chinese Kuomintang’s soldiers actually killed two Chinese communists by shooting. I suppose these Chinese soldiers were boys. Because they were very short and had somewhat gawky movements. And more, Chinese Nationalist Party recruited so many boys as soldiers in those days.

Frank Capra trimmed off the right half of the original image that showed Chinese Kuomintang (KMT) soldiers were holding rifles at the ready on purpose. And more, he inserted the film of an unrelated Japanese officer’s face into this “shooting death” scene. This scene turned out to be “staged scene”. And yet, this cropped footage proves Frank Capra gave Japanese soldiers bum-rap for barbaric atrocities. As it turned out afterwards, this original film’s title is 412incident_shanghai1928.jpg“The Shanghai Document” (Шанхайский документ) and was released in 1928 in the Soviet era. “The Shanghai Document” was shot in Shanghai and dealt with “The April 12 Incident (= Shanghai Massacre 1927)” that Chiang Kai-shek’s Chinese Kuomintang clamped down Shanghai Commune by brute force. It estimated that more than 300 Chinese Communists were executed by Chinese Kuomintang (KMT) Army. (* The Shanghai Document: Yakov Blyokh [Яков Блиох],1895-1957)


Please check Do you still believe Nanking Massacre?
                           THE PHOTOS OF NANKING MASSACRE
                           THE RAPE OF NANKING=THE FAKE OF NANKING 

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It was around 1989 that China started energetically conducting anti-Japanese education on school children.  Please think back on what happened around 1989 in the world.  As you may know, in Eastern Europe, socialist countries turned toward democratization one after another and socialist system collapsed in a blink of an eye.  In the same year 1989,  around the middle of April,  in China’s capital city Beijing, a lot of ordinary people mainly university students started gathering in Tiananmen Square to appeal for democratization. About one and a half months after that, there were more than 100,000 people in Tiananmen Square.  Furthermore, the democratic movement that started in Tiananmen Square grew and spread throughout the country. The Chinese Communist Party, which had a sense of crisis about the democratic movement’s growing momentum then, cracked down on more than 100,000 people with military weapons on June 4, 1989.  It led to bloodshed.  This is the Tiananmen Square incident.

After the Tiananmen Square incident, the Chinese Communist Party, which tried desperately to maintain single-party regime then, set up Japan as an imaginary enemy and decided to strengthen anti-Japanese education to turn public dissatisfaction with politics toward Japan.  The Chinese Communist Party started putting its energy into implanting deep-seated grudge against Japan in school children’s mind.  The Chinese Communist Party included many blood-thirsty photos of so-called “the Nanking Massacre” of “Japanese soldier’s atrocities” in history textbooks for Chinese school children.  Surprisingly, however, there is not a single photo that proves that the Nanking Massacre happened actually,  moreover,  there is not a single photo that proves even that Japanese soldiers committed atrocities against Chinese people.  I can hear your angry voice such as “No way! You’ve got to be kidding, right?”  It is natural that the people who believe the Nanking Massacre should be disagreeably surprised to hear that.

Do you know how many photos China is presenting as photos of the Nanking Massacre?  Do you know how many photos is the Nanking Massacre Memorial Hall (in Nanjing) exhibiting to prove Japanese soldiers’ atrocities in Nanking 1937?  There are 143 photos in all.  A professor of intellectual history at Asia University, Higashinakano Shudo examined each of those 143 photos for several years.  Higashinakano investigated each of those 143 photos scholastically and indicate the source of each photo. (ex.. who shot it? when/where was it shot? when was it released to the public for the first time?)  At last, Higashinakano reached a conclusion that all 143 photos that China is presenting are fake, fabricated or utterly irrelevant to the Nanking Massacre.  That is to say, there is not a single photo that proves that there was the Massacre in Nanking 1937.  And he compiled a whole book of this conclusion and published “Analyzing the Photographic Evidence of Nanking Massacre” in 2005.  His book was sold one hundred thousand for one year from it was first published.  And he appeared in the several TV show.  Therefore, putting aside the argument whether the Nanking Massacre or not, among the Japanese people, there has been growing recognition that China is presenting dubious photos in the name of Nanking Massacre’s photos even though there is not a single photo to prove the Nanking Massacre.

Do you know when the Nanking Massacre Memorial Hall (in Nanjing) opened?  It opened in 1985 that 48 years had passed since 1937 that the Nanking Massacre is thought to have happened.  Both Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Museum and Nagasaki’s Museum opened in 1955 that 4 years passed since 1951 that Japan’s autonomy was restored with the conclusion of the San Francisco Peace Treaty. (=They opened 10 years after the war ended.)  Do you wonder what did China do for the pest 48 years?  In all of quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong (1893 – 1976) ,  Mao Zedong did not have a word out about the Nanking Massacre.  Do you know when Iris Chang (1968 – 2004) published “the Rape of Nanking”?  She published the book in 1997 for the first time.  Iris Chang said that she was shown photos of the Nanking Massacre at Chinese American’s meeting in 1994,  was shocked by the cruelty of Japanese soldiers and decided to write a book.  Two years later after that, Iris Chang took two years to write “The Rape of Nanking”.  “The Rape of Nanking” was sold over half a million and became a bestseller in America.  It’s not an exaggeration to say that “the Rape of Nanking” expanded awareness of the Nanking Massacre to the world.

Meanwhile, almost Japanese people didn’t know what were written in “the Rape of Nanking”.  Because it was 2008 that “the Rape of Nanking” was published in Japanese.  Iris Chang wanted to publish her book in Japan earlier.  But the Japanese publishing company, Kashiwa Shobo, which Iris Chang asked to publish Japanese version of this book,  oppositely advised Iris Chang to correct many errors of “the Rape of Nanking” before translating English into Japanese.  The Japanese publisher, Kashiwa Shobo said to Iris Chang, “As you may know, in Japan, there are controversy as to whether the Nanking Massacre happened or not.  So in Japan, some historians  insist the Nanking Massacre happened, but other historians deny the Nanking Massacre as absolutely groundless.  Your “the Rape of Nanking” are pointed out more than 90 errors by both sides of historians.  Especially, most of 90 errors were caused by lack of knowledge about Japanese history at the Japanese compulsory education level.  Can you publish such a book without any correction in Japan?”  But Iris Chang did never take advice from the Japanese publisher.  According to Iris Chang,  she heard the story of the Nanking Massacre from her parents, she learned it, she looked photos of the Nanking Massacre and she was shocked at pictures of Japanese soldiers’ atrocities.  In other words, Iris Chang believed hoax, she was shocked at fake pictures and she wrote a cheap novel.  In 2008, “the Rape of Nanking” was translated textually into Japanese and was published in Japan.  “The Rape of Nanking” has become generally recognized as a nonsense novel among the Japanese.

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