“America Note” is a column on the Sankei News website. On February 15, 2015, there was a column entitled, “China’s Hundred-Year Marathon Strategy” written by Yoshihisa Komori, a Sankei Shimbun newspaper visiting special correspondent stationed in Washington, D.C. It read:
“All of Japan’s space rocket launches are for ballistic missile development, and it possesses plutonium in order to manufacture nuclear weapons.”
Michael Pillsbury, a first-rate authority in Chinese military strategy research in the United States, held a panel discussion on February 3 in which he pointed out that the current Chinese leadership is making bold assertions like those above regarding Japan. He recommended that the Japanese side tackle and redress this controversy head-on regarding these dogmatic statements, which are clearly included in Chinese records.
Pillsbury has served in important offices in the Department of Defense researching Chinese military movements since the Richard Nixon administration in the 1970s to the current Barack Obama administration. His latest book is The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower. He made these statements at a discussion meeting.
The content of this book is astounding. Pillsbury, who has studied China’s foreign strategies for more than 40 years, summarizes that China – using feigned slogans like “peaceful rise” and “China Dream” – has actually been aiming to become a superpower that fully surpasses the U.S. in all realms by the year 2049, the 100th anniversary of its founding. These include the economy, politics, and military affairs. It is also attempting to establish an international order and hegemony based on its own values and ideologies.
According to Pillsbury, China has implemented a maneuver to show contemporary Japan as a bad country as the major method in its desire for global hegemony. It portrays today’s Japan as a dangerous nation that earnestly intends to revive its pre-war militarism. This anti-Japan strategy – which it implements in the Asian countries and inside Japan as well – is aimed at destroying the circumstances in which Japan, as a principal ally of the U.S., is a major pillar in security and economics. The censure of Japan, as mentioned at the beginning, is also for this purpose.
Comintern plotted to start the Second Sino-Japanese War that broke out in July 1937. It made the Huanggutun Incident of June 1928 look like the work of Colonel Daisaku Komoto of the Kwantung Army. In this way, it inspired Zhang Xueliang, the son of Zhang Zuolin, to feel feel resentment towards Japan, which led to his involvement in the Xi’an Incident (in which Chiang Kai-shek was arrested and confined) and creation of the Second United Front. This was based on the plan created at Comintern’s 7th World Congress held from July 25 to August 20, 1935 in Moscow.
Second, Japan, Germany, and Poland were chosen as the main attack targets for communizing the world. A strategy would be utilized for individual attacks on these countries in cooperation with the capitalist nations of England, France, and the U.S. Third, it said China would be responsible for the spread of communism centered on Japan.
Based on these resolutions by Comintern, after it took back political power the Chinese Communist Party began its efforts to communize Japan. The late Tadashi Nishiuchi, a professor at Chuo Gakuin University, unexpectedly acquired a confidential document of the Communist Party describing these maneuvers, entitled “Phase II Operational Directive for the Liberation of Japan by the Communist Party of China,” in 1972. I introduced this document in an essay entitled, “China’s Horrifying Plot Against Japan.” The Japanese version was printed in the October 2010 issue of Apple Town and the English version in the November 2010 issue. You can read this essay in both Japanese and English on the website, so here I will merely mention the major parts.
The basic strategy in this document is described as follows: “Our party’s basic strategy regarding the liberation of Japan is to gain control of all of the national power that Japan currently possesses and to cause it to be used in the service of our party’s worldwide war of liberation.”
A. Normalization of diplomatic relations with China (Phase I operational objective).
B. Formation of a democratic coalition government (Phase II operational objective).
C. Establishment of the Japanese People’s Democratic Republic – the Emperor will be executed as the leading war criminal (Phase III operational objective).
A. was accomplished in 1972 – the year this document was discovered – when Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka and Chinese Premier Zhou En-lai signed the Joint Communiqué of the Government of Japan and the Government of the People’s Republic of China. Perhaps we should say the Phase II operational objective from B., which this document discusses, was achieved with the creation of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) government in 2009. The most terrible of all these is the Phase III operational objective in C., which includes goals such as executing the Emperor of Japan.
The mission of this Operations Team shall be achieved by having operatives individually get in contact with target persons and inducing these target persons to carry out certain speech and conduct. Namely, the operatives themselves must not be the final actors, but must instead be concealed instigators or unseen conductors. All items outlined below denote the principles of the speech and conduct to induce the target persons to carry out.
The success or failure of these operations depends entirely on whether or not secrecy can be maintained. Therefore, the disguises used when entering Japan, as well as methods of maintaining secrecy during operations, for all operatives shall be separately designated by detailed regulations.
The more specific action outline gives detailed instructions in the sections entitled, “Psychological
warfare for gaining control of the general public,” “Mass media operations,” “Political operations,” “Far-right and far-left group operations,” and “Overseas Chinese in Japan operations.”
At the end of the operational directive, a summary is given with instructions, including about personnel and expenses:
The official position of all people underneath the team leader shall be appointed as embassy staff, Xinhua News Agency employees, newspaper correspondents, Bank of China employees, state-run business representatives or dispatched staff, or teaching staff. Regardless of the official position of these members, they shall all be commanded only by the leader of this Operations Team, and shall work exclusively for the operations of the Operations Team. Other than some persons in charge and people carrying out special operations, all members shall be selected from people who have graduated from the Japan department of the 48th Communist Party School.
All necessary expenses for this operation shall be disbursed by the Tokyo branch of the Bank of China. The Bank of China shall disburse all of its funds acquired from Overseas Chinese in Japan and Japanese trading companies, other than the necessary amount for the maintenance of banking services, for this operation.
All deposits from Overseas Chinese shall be seized after the creation of the Japanese People’s Democratic Republic, so there is no need to consider returning them to depositors in the future.
The leader of this Operations Team must constantly be in close contact with the Tokyo branch of the Bank of China and the secretary of the party’s local chapter, and must plan for the smooth management of funds.
This content should inspire great fear in the person reading it.
The Chinese Communist Party decided to communize Japan according to the policy from Comintern’s 7th World Congress held in 1935. Based on its long-term plan called the “Hundred-Year Marathon,” it is aiming to gain global hegemony and become a superpower that exceeds the U.S. by 2049, the 100th anniversary of the country’s founding. As one facet of this, China made a plan to transform Japan into a socialist republic through maneuvers in three stages. Japan will likely end up according to China’s expectations if it does not fully grasp, and respond to, China’s true worldwide strategy over the long term.
China is carrying out land reclamation and building artificial islands at reefs in the South China Sea. It is constructing military facilities such as a landing strip and insisting on its territorial rites to a 12-nautical mile stretch of ocean. President Barack Obama has finally responded to these acts of barbarity and dispatched the USS Lassen, an Aegis destroyer, via a “freedom of navigation” strategy to the waters that China claims as its own. Boats are generally given the right of innocent passage; according to international law, ships of all types are allowed to travel in any country’s territorial waters if they pose no harm. The U.S. does not recognize China’s territorial waters in the South China Sea, so it is purposefully insisting on its right of innocent passage. China censures the mobilization of the USS Lassen as an illegal act. In this way, in the seventh year of his term of office Obama has used force to respond to China for the first time.
Since Obama declared that the U.S. is no longer the policeman of the world in a 2013 speech, the world has fallen into a state of disorder. Russia annexed Crimea, IS is rampant in Iraq and Syria, and terrorism frequently occurs in France and other locations. China acts in willful ways, including building artificial islands in the South China Sea, violating Japan’s territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, and poaching coral reefs near the Ogasawara Islands. If Japan does not make a sufficient counterattack, China will be able to act exactly as it wants. We must turn the Japan-U.S. alliance into a genuine bilateral alliance like the Anglo-Japanese Alliance of the past.
To that end, the first thing that will be necessary is amending the constitution, and then breaking the American curse of the atomic bombs.
Japan told the U.S. it wanted to end the war via the Vatican, Kuomintang Army, and Soviet Union. Its sole condition was maintaining the national polity, which was once included in the Potsdam Declaration and then removed by the U.S. In this way, the U.S. used the Emperor as a hostage to continue the war and ensure that Japan would not surrender before the atomic bombs – which were nearly complete – were used. It finished the atomic bombs and dropped them on Hiroshima and Nagasaki without warning or notice, aiming to gain hegemony in the post-World War II era, and to restrain the Soviet Union so as to avoid being drawn into a war over the communization of the globe. Through the atomic bombs, a fierce fight was transformed into a cold war. One could say the U.S. had no other choice according to its national interests, but it is certain this was a crime against humanity. The U.S. has been bound by this curse. To portray itself as righteous, it had to show contempt for Japan. That is why the U.S. has not negated stories such as the massacre of 300,000 people in Nanking, as China says, or the forced transportation of 200,000 comfort women, as South Korea claims.
Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize for calling for the total abolition of nuclear weapons, but he hasn’t accomplished anything up until now. If Japan recognizes the necessity of dropping the atomic bombs to transform a fierce fight into a cold war, Obama might visit the Peace Memorial Ceremony in Hiroshima next year and apologize for the atomic bomb attacks in order to leave some kind of mark towards the total abolition of nuclear weapons. In that case, the Japan-U.S. relationship would grow even closer.
To maintain a balance of power in East Asia – a region crowded by the nuclear powers of China, North Korea, and Russia – it is highly possible the U.S. will recognize Japan’s membership in the nuclear sharing system. This arrangement currently incudes the U.S. and four North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries of Belgium, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands. Nuclear weapons are jointly controlled during normal times, and in the event of an emergency they are rented to a country that is given the right to command their usage. Japan must amend its constitution to become a decent, independent nation. Republican Senator Marco Rubio would be a suitable choice as the next president of the U.S. Japan is surrounded by nuclear states that cannot be described as pro-Japanese – China, North Korea, and Russia – and it is highly probable that Japan is the most likely target for a nuclear attack. Based on the saying “What happens twice will happen thrice,” a foreign friend of mine joked that Japan will probably be attacked a third time by nuclear weapons. But I couldn’t take it as a joke. To prevent this, Japan must abolish the three antinuclear principles and conclude a nuclear sharing arrangement with the U.S. It also must maintain a balance of power in the changing region of East Asia, where the U.S. is withdrawing and China is expanding.
The maneuvers described in the Phase II Operational Directive for the Liberation of Japan by the Communist Party of China are still being implemented in Japan today. Japan needs to take this to heart and work to stop the expanding China. To that end as well, a firm Japan-U.S. relationship is required. It would be to Japan’s benefit if the next American president were a Republican with insight into Japan who has solid skills and the ability to exercise them. I think the most suitable choice is Rubio, who promptly submitted to Congress and had passed a resolution criticizing China for establishing an Air Defense Identification Zone near the Senkaku Islands.
Japanese people were brainwashed by the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (GHQ), but Americans are brainwashed by various different powers. The Venona Project – which decoded communications with Soviet spies after World War II – proved there were 200 Soviet Comintern spies in the Franklin D. Roosevelt government during the war. One of these spies was Harry Dexter White, a senior U.S. Department of the Treasury official who wrote the draft of the Hull Note that was basically an ultimatum presented to Japan. This resulted in Japan believing it had to start the war with the U.S., so it took the decisive action of attacking Pearl Harbor. Member of the House of Representatives Hamilton Fish III was angry about the attack on Pearl Harbor, so he gave a speech in which he made a complete about-face from an anti-war stance to once of supporting the war with Japan. However, he learned about the Hull Note after the war and felt great shame regarding his speech. President Roosevelt did not tell Congress or the regular citizens anything about the Hull Note, which is why Fish later wrote that he could not forgive Roosevelt. When Japan received the Hull Note, it should have immediately proclaimed its content with the world. If it had, I think the American citizens, who were strongly against the war, would have opposed the outbreak of war with Japan.
The Soviet Union and Comintern’s major strategy for spreading communism throughout the world has been inherited by China after the collapse of the Soviet Union. This agrees with the Hundred-Year Marathon plan to gain global hegemony, as Mao Zedong desired, and is being skillfully and steadily implemented across the word.
The following is an excerpt from Why Must We Apologize to China, Which Manipulated Japan Into War? China Started the Second Sino-Japanese War by Hiromichi Moteki of the Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact.
1. Chinese Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong never referred to a massacre in Nanking. He made exactly one mention of the Battle of Nanking during a lecture delivered at Yan’an six months after the conflict, reproduced in On Protracted War. Chairman Mao criticized the Japanese for failing to annihilate Chinese troops after having surrounded them. If there had been slaughter in Nanking of a magnitude so great (300,000 civilian victims) as to prompt the description “holocaust of the century,” there is not the slightest chance that he would have been silent on the matter. What are Your Excellency’s thoughts on the facts presented here?
2. In November 1937, during the Second United Front and prior to the Battle of Nanking, the Nationalist Party established a new section at the Central Propaganda Bureau – the International Propaganda Section. We would like to direct Your Excellency’s attention to a top-secret document entitled “Outline of International Propaganda Operations,” which states that the International Propaganda Section held 300 press conferences in Hankou between December 1, 1937 and October 24, 1938 (a period that includes the Battle of Nanking); they were attended by 35 foreign journalists and diplomats, on the average. How does Your Excellency explain the fact that not once during any of these 300 conferences was a statement or announcement made to the effect that a massacre had been perpetrated, or that prisoners of war had been unlawfully killed in Nanking? Does Your Excellency, too, find these circumstances extraordinary?
3. The International Committee administered to the civilians remaining in Nanking, who were gathered in the Safety Zone. Records of the International Committee’s activities were published in 1939 as Documents of the Nanking Safety Zone by a British company in Shanghai, under the auspices of the Nationalist Government’s Council of International Affairs. According to those records, the population of Nanking prior to its occupation by the Japanese was 200,000. That figure remained unchanged, at 200,000, throughout the remainder of 1937. By the end of January, it had increased to 250,000. These statistics completely and utterly destroy the credibility of any accusation of a massacre that claimed 300,000 victims. What are Your Excellency’s views on this matter?
4. Among the records in the aforementioned Documents of the Nanking Safety Zone are detailed complaints about misconduct attributed to Japanese military personnel. They include a total of 26 murders, only one of which was witnessed (to that account is appended a note describing the “murder” as a lawful execution). Can Your Excellency reconcile these records with the PRC’s claim of a massacre with 300,000 victims?
5. Photographs purported to be evidence of a massacre in Nanking are on display at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall, at other exhibitions, and in printed publications. However, Analyzing Photographic “Evidence” of the Nanking Massacre by Higashinakano Shudo (Soshisha, 2005) and other recent scientific research reveal that there are no photographs attesting to a massacre in Nanking. If Your Excellency is aware of photographic evidence of a massacre, please have it forwarded to us so that we may examine it.
On the basis of the factual information contained in these five questions, we are completely and totally convinced that there was no massacre in Nanking. We would greatly appreciate Your Excellency’s responses to our questions. Please note that we have selected the open-question format precisely because the matter at hand is clearly one of the prime concerns of many citizens of Japan and the PRC.
Responses to these questions were requested, but have not yet been received.
Mao Zedong, who was victorious in the Chinese Civil War and created the People’s Republic of China, did not refer at all to the Nanking Massacre. A map produced in 1969 clearly shows the Senkaku Islands as Japanese territory. This map was discovered by Yoshiaki Harada of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). He made an official announcement about it at a National Diet hearing, and it is today available for the world to see on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Japan should enhance its alliance with the U.S., become an independent nation by reforming the constitution, and put a damper on China’s 100-year ambitions. This is also what China is truly wishing for; in all countries the soldiers and citizens do not want to wage war. But if a vacuum of power is created, people will be driven by temptation. That is why we can achieve mutual deterrence and prevent war through a balance of power, which would be a way for Japan to contribute to peace in East Asia.
November 26 (Thursday), 2015 12:00 p.m.