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Overdue justice arrives at last for Japan's
By Yoichi Shimatsu
Japan's two-term prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has at last been served the death penalty via belated extrajudicial punishment necessitated by the repeated failures and cowardice of the nation's impotent legal system and a corrupt international diplomatic order. That political felon's long-overdue demise was meted out in the late morning of July 8 by a former SDF naval officer, who fired two bullets from a homemade pistol, puncturing the target's neck and causing massive bleeding. Rushed from a political rally by ambulance, the wounded politician arrived too late to be resuscitated at a local hospital.
Abe was shot at close range while delivering a campaign speech to promote an ultra-nationalist protege from his Liberal Democrat Party (LDP, Jiminto) at a small town located along the Kintetsu railway line between the ancient capitals of Nara and Kyoto. This midway location redolent of Japan's Buddhist legacy of kindness and Confucian norms of justice was a most appropriate execution site for the narcissistic scion of his maternal grandfather, Nobusuke Kishi, an arch-war criminal of World War II, a habitual rapist of foreign women and founder of Japan's secret nuclear weapons programs in wartime Korea and in the early postwar period at the Tokaimura and Fukushima nuclear plants.
The high crimes of Shinzo Abe include, briefly:
- overseeing secret development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) at Kobe Steel as boss of Hideo Murai, who later served as the Aum Shinrikyo sect's "Science and Technology" minister. The malfunction of his powerful electromagnetic energy device, acquired from the collapsing Soviet Union, was the probable trigger for the 1995 Kobe Earthquake, which killed thousands of residents;
- his political sponsorship of the terrorist cell harbored inside the Aum Shinrikyo sect, whose illegal WMD development resulted in the 1995 Tokyo subway gassing, which injured 20,000 rush-hour commuters and killed at least 12 people;
- theft of hundreds of millions of dollars in charitable funds donated from sympathizers worldwide in the wake of the 2011 triple Fukushima disaster by tsunami, earthquake and radioactive meltdowns; and
- blatant lies to the host city committee of the International Olympic Committee about health safety in a heavily radioactive Tokyo, where dozens of athletes were subsequently affected by "unaccountable" symptoms, including internal disorders and loss of physical coordination, with many of these youths now facing lifelong health disorders and probable early death.
These unforgivably heinous crimes were covered up due to press censorship by the Japan's Foreign Ministry, the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and the major news agencies in blatant contempt of press freedom and the constitutional right to learn the facts about situations that imperil human life and public health. These corrupt institutions share the guilt and shame for the global spread of radioactivity, which has caused a worldwide cancer surge and massive losses of wildlife since the self-destruction of the Fukushima reactors in March 2011.
When lawful institutions consistently fail in their sworn duty due to elitist bias, it then becomes the right, indeed the duty of citizens to mete out justice, as has been done honorably by Tetsuya Yamagani, the former naval officer who as a modern-era "ronin" (masterless samurai) dispensed appropriate punishment to a heinous and indeed despicable dictator. The law courts of Japan should disavow their pseudo-Confucian practice of punishing the just along with the guilty and release Yamagani as a national exemplar and indeed international hero for the benefit of future generations, who will undoubtedly be confronted with similar challenges from would-be dictators.
Only corrupt fools and news moguls would mourn the "loss" of that heinous monster. Did the world shed tears for Mussolini or Romanian dictator Ceaucescu upon hearing of their well-deserved executions, or did the world community celebrate justice rendered? Since Japanese culture hardly encourages public expression of joy, the rest of the world community should today be dancing in the streets. Undoubtedly the majority of Japanese are now either smirking or breathing a sigh of relief at just desserts for an evildoer.
This one-man reenactment of the classic "Chushingura, or Tale of the Treasured 47 Retainers (aka Samurai)" who righteously punished the shogun's vile henchman, meted out appropriate moral action against an evil-doer in a traditional East Asian context. Here, let's look at the ancient Asian calendar to better comprehend this dramatic event. In the Asian Zodiac, this is the Year of the black water Tiger, a time for confronting danger with bold action in order to protect the "cub", which stands for the future of humanity. July 2022 is the month of the Fire Goat, the least fortunate and weakest of beasts, which therefore must strengthen its self-confidence and moral resolve to aggressively strike a blow for justice. Confronted by danger on all sides, this otherwise meek weakling must grasp onto the ray of hope to confront his doubts and fears to overcome self-doubt through decisive action. By sweeping away a source of evil, bold action can seize the hour to win the day, transforming that goat into a bold hero on par with the tiger.
Therefore, the assassination of Shinzo Abe, scion of the Kishi clan descended from renegade Korean immigrants in Japan and subsequent violators of the peoples of Asia, serves as a stern warning to would-be dictators, war criminals and sexual predators. His elimination will help bring about reconciliation and renewed trust throughout Asia and the Pacific region, while serving as a warning to the globalist political class. The elimination of a source of evil is something to celebrate and certainly not cause of mourning. Good riddance to evil, and so let us welcome a new day at sunrise over the Pacific.
Yoichi Shimatsu is a veteran Japanese American journalist and war correspondent based with new agencies and newspapers in New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Bangkok, who has done on-the-ground reporting of the Kobe earthquake, Tokyo subway gassing and Fukushima nuclear disaster.