This is an interesting compilation of quotes from prominent leaders and intellectuals reflecting upon the legacy of Imperial Japan in Asia. Ba Maw, the former Prime Minister of Burma, is quoted as saying “there is no country that contributed more to Asia than Japan did. And there is no country that is more misunderstood than Japan is.” How true that is.
I have attempted to help shed light upon the Japanese role in Asia in my new book Japan Bites Back. Hopefully this video stimulates interest in the untold historical verities of World War II.
In trying to produce some content for this new blog, I thought I’d re-post a comment I made on Facebook regarding this NHK documentary on Shinto Shrines:
I’ve been to a few of the Shinto shrines featured in this NHK show. Unlike Europeans, Japanese have not had their pagan religious practices negated by the hebraic religion of Christianity. For all intents and purposes Japanese society is a pagan society in harmony with nature and with a non-dualist ethical superstructure. Admittedly, since 1945 this has been watered down somewhat by the introduction of Western materialism, liberalism, and neo-Marxism but there are still many spiritual phenomena present in Japan whose occidental equivalents were abolished in Europe many hundreds of years ago as a result of the intra-Judaic dispute which led to the Christianization of Europe.
In this video, a Japanese child participates in the ritual of issho-mochi (“issho” implies “entire life” and “mochi” is “rice cake” in Japanese). The ritual represents the parents’ wish for the child never to go without food. The Shinto text, Kojiki, relates an account of the Sun Goddess Amaterasu being driven into a cave by her brother, the God of Storms. A large boulder seals the entrance to the cave, preventing the land of Japan from receiving light. The large mochi utilized for the issho-mochi ritual is intended to represent the rock which hemmed Amaterasu in. The child carrying the heavy rice cake is symbolic of the removal of the rock behind which Amaterasu hid. With Amaterasu’s light, rice, the staple food of Japan, could be grown again, saving the people from famine. The round mochi also symbolizes the Yata no Kagami, the sacred mirror of the Imperial Family. Mirrors connote truth and honesty in Japanese paganism as mirrors reflect back that which is projected into them. This little ritual shows nature worship very much alive in a modern state. Europeans would be wise to explore their own pagan indigenous religious rituals which were displaced by Judeo-Christianity.
DR. KEVIN BARRETT INTERVIEWS JOSHUA BLAKENEY
On February 20, 2015 I was interviewed by Dr. Kevin Barrett about my new book Japan Bites Back. Dr. Barrett had read my book prior to the interview and characterized it as “a fascinating contribution to World War II revisionism.” Many subjects were broached during the show, including:
- The connections between Imperial Japan and the Islamic World
- The biases of the Nuremberg Tribunal and the Tokyo Trials
- The attempt by Zionists to abolish freedom of speech and impose a global ban upon WWII revisionism
- The questioning of the victors’ history of WWII by mainstream journalist Henry Stokes
- Harry Dexter White, Henry Morgenthau and the Zionist/Soviet infiltration of the FDR administration
- The anti-colonial leaders who collaborated with Imperial Japan
- The Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere
- The McCollum Memo and anti-Japanese provocations prior to the Pearl Harbor attack
- Isoroku Yamamoto and political factionalism in Japan in the 1930s and 40s
- Yukio Mishima and post-war Japanese cultural struggles
JOSHUA BLAKENEY ON RED ICE RADIO
On March 12, 2015 I was interviewed by Swedish radio host Henrik Palmgren of Red Ice Creations. The show was broadcasted this week. Hour one is available for free on the Red Ice Radio website and hour two can be procured via the Red Ice Members page.
It was a good opportunity for me to discuss the content of my new book Japan Bites Back and reach a sizeable listenership. According to the show’s producers, their audience can sometimes reach 400,000 people. We discussed the following topics in the show:
- The parallels between the demonization of Iran and the demonization of Imperial Japan
- Communist subversion of the FDR White House
- The legal, procedural and historical flaws of the Tokyo Trials
- Shūmei Ōkawa and the evolution of Pan-Asianist ideology
- The Monroe Doctrine versus the Open Door Policy in China
- Pearl Harbor and Allied provocations against Japan
- The fraudulent interpretations of the origins of WWII
- The aversion of Zionists to free historical inquiry
- White/Christian and Muslim/Persian/Arab alliances
- Allied atrocities in Japan in 1945
- Japanese connectedness to the land