I was dumbfounded and inspired to great anger by the top article on the front page of the Sankei Shimbun newspaper on October 10. It was entitled “The Nanking Massacre Inscribed on the International Memory of the World Register” and read as follows:
The inscription of the Nanking Massacre will be seen as a recognition of China by an international organization, and will provide new material to attack Japan on issues of historical awareness. China is holding grand events to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the war against Japan this year, and it is expected that this successful inscription will be extensively publicized.
The Japanese government requested that UNESCO carefully judge the two applications from China because they could become ways for UNESCO to be used in the political realm. It also asked China to withdraw the petitions.
The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced in June of last year that the domestic public records office and other institutions had jointly submitted a petition for photographs, diaries, and other documents related to the Nanking Massacre and comfort women.
An inspection by Japanese historians showed that the documents submitted by China as “Documents of Nanjing Massacre” contain many photographs that have been verified as fabrications, documents that are not suitable proof that a mass killing took place, and photographs being used without permission from the owners. The Chinese side insists that the former Japanese Army made these materials. Japan asked on three occasions for an opportunity to verify these documents, but China did not respond.
Meanwhile, it is expected that the comfort women documents will be rejected, by which the worst-case scenario of two inscriptions has been avoided. However, it seems that South Korea will submit an application on the comfort women issue for the next round of judging. It has also been pointed out that both China and South Korea have plans aiming for inscription that involve North Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, and the Netherlands. Regarding the comfort women issue, Japan must step up its activities to inform the international community about the facts.
One theory says this inscription on the UNESCO International Memory of the World Register
came about because Bokova, a woman, was attempting to gain support from China (a standing member-nation of the UN Security Council) with the aim of succeeding Ban Ki-Moon as secretary general when his term ends in December 2016. Even now, there is a deep-rooted culture in the world of gaining rights through bribes and compensation. This exists in the background to this inscription, the lack of international censure of the Korean Army’s acts of barbarity in Vietnam including its mass killing of citizens, the Shinkansen order that Japan was about to receive in Indonesia being suddenly given to China, and other incidents. The Japanese people are not very capable of making open, aboveboard, sound arguments, so we should use organizations like Jewish PR and marketing companies to do so, even if we were to pay fees contingent upon their success. In this way, it is essential that Japan fight against these lies and falsehoods to regain a true history and restore pride in Japan.
At Comintern’s 7th World Congress from July 25, 1935 a declaration was made to target Germany in the West and Japan in the East. At the same time, a resolution was made to form popular fronts across the world. They also began asserting that an anti-Japanese front in China was of particular importance. These things contributed to the outbreak of World War II. Comintern began guiding China towards war with Japan via the May Thirtieth movement (an anti-imperialist movement in Shanghai on May 30, 1925 during the time of the First United Front). The goal of the anti-Japanese popular front was not to cause strikes and stir up anti-Japanese sentiments, but to prepare for a war with Japan.
The Chinese Communist Party – the Chinese branch of Comintern – released the August 1 Declaration (Message to all Compatriots on Resistance against Japanese and National Salvation) in August (the following month) according to the policy of the 7th World Congress. This guidance led to anti-Japanese terrorist acts including the shooting to death of sailor Hideo Nakayama in November 1935; the Chengdu Incident on August 24, 1936; the Beihai Incident on September 3; the incident in Hankou when a Japanese policeman was shot to death on September 19; and the incident on September 23 in which Japanese sailors were shot in Shanghai. It would not be an exaggeration to say that these incidents were strategies by Comintern to involve Japan so the Communist Party could take back political power and for the communization of the world.
The starting point of this strategy was the Huanggutun Incident in 1928. The Soviet secret service made it look like Colonel Daisaku Komoto of the Kwantung Army was behind this incident, by which it inflamed the anti-Japanese sentiments of Zhang Xueliang, Zhang Zuolin’s oldest son. As a result, Zhang Xueliang drew close to the Chinese Communist Party. He caused the Xi’an Incident in 1936 in which Chiang Kai-shek – who had come from Nanking to Xi’an to subjugate the Communist army – was abducted and requested to stop the Chinese Civil War and fight an anti-Japanese war through national unity. This also led to the Second United Front. Many Communist Party members entered the Kuomintang government, where they enlarged the fighting between Japan and the National Revolutionary Army (NRA; the Kuomintang army) as an attempt to communize China after both parties had been exhausted.
Regarding the true cause of the Marco Polo Bridge Incident of July 7, 1937, Liu Shaoqi, then vice president of the Chinese Communist Party, gave evidence after the war in which he told the Western press corps that, “The Chinese Communist Party was the instigator of the Marco Polo Bridge Incident. I was the person in charge onsite.” This is demonstrated by how, when the People’s Republic of China was established in 1949, Premier Zhou Enlai declared, “We, the Chinese Communist Army, shot at both the Japanese Army and Chiang Kai-shek’s army and moreover prevented the agreement between Japan and China. This is what led to the prosperity enjoyed by the Communist Party today.”
The Tungchow Mutiny took place on July 29, 1937. The Chinese unit of the East Hebei Autonomous Council changed sides and attacked the Japanese Army’s Tungchow garrison and Tungchow secret service. A total of 223 Japanese residents were slaughtered via cruel methods. All of these were strategies by the Communist Party with guidance from Comintern.
This incident immediately increased the sentiment in Japan of wanting to war with China. On August 9, 1937, First Lieutenant Takeo Oyama of the Shanghai Navy Special Landing Force was murdered by the Chinese Security Corps, which increased tensions between the countries. Moreover, the NRA attacked the Shanghai Navy Special Landing Force on August 13, and on August 14 it launched air strikes on the French and international settlements, causing more than 3,000 causalities. The Japanese government formed the Shanghai Expeditionary Army for this reason. The Battle of Shanghai took place, which was the beginning of full-fledged fighting between Japan and China. This series of plots by the Chinese Communist Party and Comintern brought about the dire situation of the Second Sino-Japanese War.
The Japanese Wikipedia entry for the Nanking Massacre (December 1937) reads as follows:
Chiang Kai-shek fled from Nanking on December 7. Tang Shengzhi, who was put in charge afterwards, also escaped on December 12. At that time, soldiers were chained to pillbox floors with their feet restrained so they could not run away. A command group that would not hesitate to shoot its comrades was stationed on the Yijiang Gate of the City Wall of Nanjing, which was the escape route to the Yangtze River. The Japanese broke through the Chinese defense in succession. It encircled the City Wall on December 9 and advised that the Chinese surrender by noon on the following day. The Chinese Army did not surrender as recommended, so the Japanese Army began a general offensive on December 10. Nanking fell on December 13.
On December 29, the Shanghai Expeditionary Army announced that the attack on the defenses of the City Wall until its total capture had resulted in 800 killed in action, 4,000 wounded, 84,000 abandoned corpses, 10,500 prisoners of war, and 120,900 seized items and small arms. However, in January of the following year its calculations said the damage to the enemy was roughly 80,000 people, of which there were approximately 53,874 abandoned corpses. Regarding this, the Senshi Sosho by the War History Office of the Japan Defense Agency’s Defense Training Institute says, “Considering that the usual custom was to announce excessive military gains, these numbers are highly doubtful.” According to Military History of Nanking from Kaikosha, “The number of abandoned corpses released by the Shanghai Expeditionary Army is remarkably excessive compared to the total military force of the defending Chinese army (60,000 to 70,000).”
The Nanking Massacre story says the Japanese Army slaughtered 300,000 people – including
women, children, and other civilians – when it captured Nanking. However, this is impossible. Records from that time say the population of Nanking during the invasion was 200,000 people, which had increased to 250,000 people one month later. As Professor Zhu Xueqin of Shanghai University pointed out, not one person exists on the list of victims. Some members of the NRA took off their military uniforms to become guerillas in plain clothes. They waged guerilla warfare against Japan and also killed their fellow countrymen while pillaging money, goods, and clothing. Soldiers in military uniform had to be treated as prisoners of war when they were captured. However, this protection did not extend to plainclothes soldiers. They were executed according to the judgment during this time of war, which was legal according to international laws. The remnants of the defeated NRA also trespassed into private houses, pillaged, and killed massive numbers of people, which was blamed on the Japanese Army. Furthermore, the NRA commanders and soldiers also killed each other, of which an example was what happened at the Yijiang Gate. These acts were all said to be committed by the Japanese army, but that is not true.
The United States used secret Congressional funds to covertly develop the atomic bombs, based on the ostensible reason that they were necessary to force the Japanese Army to surrender as quickly as possible. The bombs were then dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. However, the true goal of these bombings was to gain hegemony in the period after World War II and hold back the communization of the world that was vigorously spreading all over the Eurasian continent. In this way, it aimed to transform World War III from a fierce fight into a cold war. However, using these atomic bombs to slaughter great numbers of civilians, without warning or notice, was clearly a crime against humanity. To avoid persecution for this reason, the U.S. had to portray Japan as a bad country. That is why the fabricated Nanking Massacre story was raised at the Tokyo Trials. At these trials it was claimed that Japan massacred more than 200,000 people in and near Nanking over six weeks. General Iwane Matsui – who was the army commander in Central China – was executed as the person in charge. The story was embellished in later years and still continues today. Historical research shows that the Nanking Massacre story is obviously untrue, so I have no choice but to say that UNESCO’s inscription on the International Memory of the World Register was an outrageous act. The Japanese government must not overlook this decision by UNESCO.
This International Memory of the World Register issue is extremely important to Japan, but only the Sankei Shimbun reported on it on the front page of the morning edition on October 10. This news involves Japan’s honor – it should have been the top news on all newspapers and television programs, and UNESCO’s actions should have been criticized. This shows the masochistic nature of the Japanese media today. The Sankei Shimbun placed the title “Historical Warfare,” its serialized special feature, next to the article. The article read, “Japan contributed 10.83% of UNESCO’s budget in FY2014, second only to the U.S. at 22%. The amount totaled approximately 3.718 billion yen. The U.S. has ceased its payments, so Japan is effectively in the top position.” The U.S. has stopped its contributions because it opposes Pakistan’s membership in UNESCO. If UNESCO is going to inscribe false documents on the International Memory of the World Register, Japan should have immediately frozen its contributions as well.
As I wrote in last month’s essay, the stance that the truth will eventually become clear is not accepted in the international community. One must immediately refute any untrue assertions. I constantly insist that Japan should establish a “Ministry of Information” with a budget of 300 billion yen and a staff of 3,000 people that is separate from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (which is made up of elite figures who are accomplished at rote memory and received education focused on test results). This organization should check news reports and other information from across the world 24 hours a day, and any mistaken reports should be refuted immediately in the local language. Moreover, Japan should conclude contracts with Jewish marketing companies to pay contingency fees, by which it could stimulate the public opinion and aim for victory in the historical warfare surrounding Japan. For example, a marketing company could have been given the mission of obstructing the Nanking Massacre’s inscription on the International Memory of the World Register and be paid remuneration if it was successful.
Japanese people lack the awareness that the majority of the world is still a society of bribes, as shown by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) corruption scandal. It is only natural for people to receive money and goods and then make decisions according to the will of the party that made the payment. I suspect the UNESCO staff received a fair amount of funds for their recent decision. The competition between Japan and China over the Indonesian high-speed rail ended in a Chinese victory. Japan has a culture of abhorring bribery and other forms of cheating, but I suspect that China offered multiple bribes in a calm fashion.
I visited Binh An, a village in southern Vietnam, last year and saw a memorial that says approximately 1,000 villagers were slaughtered by the South Korean Army during the Vietnam War. Many Vietnamese are still angry at South Korea, but the government says nothing. According to my guide, the reason is that the two governments are “drinking tea together.” In other words, Vietnam is receiving bribes from South Korean financial conglomerates. Japan is unable to use bribery in this world, which is why I think we should pay legitimate remuneration to marketing companies as a way to fully insist upon the truth.
Today, battles between different nations do not involve the exchange of gunfire, but are being transformed into information strategy warfare. China and South Korea are attacking Japan via information strategies in fights over history. Up until now, Japan has responded to this historical warfare by repeatedly apologizing for things that did not happen and paying money. These apologies and monetary payments have been used as proof by the other party that these falsehoods are true, and Japan has been steadily driven into a corner. Japan is an earnest country that cannot pay bribes, so it has continually been the vanquished party in this information strategy warfare. The concept of theoretical modern history is what could end this state of affairs. We should logically verify history to see if it is probable or not. Impossible claims should be refuted via the Ministry of Information and marketing companies to force the retraction of incorrect information. Japan must first obstruct the inscription of the comfort women on the International Memory of the World Register and construction of more comfort woman statues. The Japanese government and media should join together to oppose these conflicts regarding false history.
The false Nanking Massacre story is printed in all historical textbooks except the one published by Jiyusha, a circumstance that China takes advantage of. Japan still conducts education that makes its citizens feel ashamed to have been born as Japanese people. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave a wonderful statement on the 70th anniversary of the end of the war. I hope the Abe administration will seek for historical truths and strongly assert that falsehoods are untrue so that he can make a statement with even more correct information on the 75th anniversary. Then, Japan should be made into a country that can be decently evaluated on the global stage.
October 23, 2015 (Friday) 10:00 p.m.