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77,762. I’ve never really wanted to go to Japan. Simply because I don’t like eating fish. (Japan & Fish) Britney Spears
94,776. Japan was helped to industrialize, but the US maintained control over its energy supplies and oil-refining facilities. As late as 1973 ‘only 10 per cent of Japan’s oil supply was developed by Japanese companies’. (Japan & Oil) Noam Chomsky, Deterring Democracy, citing George Kannan
94,891. Japan’s colonial policies were extremely brutal, but they laid a basis for economic development. These economic successes ... are no tribute either to democracy or to the wonders of the market; rather, to harsh labor conditions, efficient quasi-fascist political systems ... (Japan & Labor & Trade Union) ibid.
94,919. In part, the dismissive assessment of Japan’s prospects was based on the failure of Japanese industrial recovery prior to the economic stimulus of military procurements for the Korean War. In part, there was doubtless an element of racism – illustrated, for example, in the reaction of the business community to the democratic labor laws introduced by the US military occupation. These laws were opposed by business generally. They were bitterly denounced by James Lee Kauffman, one of the influential members of the business lobby that worked to impede the democratization of Japan. (Japan & Labor & Trade Union) ibid.
94,920. Militant labor action was barred, including some attempts to establish workers’ control over production. Even these partial steps towards democracy scandalized the State Department. (Japan & Labor & Trade Union) ibid.
94,921. These pressures led to the ‘reverse course’ of 1947, which ensured that there would be no serious challenge to government-corporate domination over labor, the media and the political system. (Japan & Labor & Trade Union) ibid.
94,922. Leftists who had been jailed under fascist rule were excluded, the normal pattern worldwide. Labor was suppressed with considerable police violence, and elimination of the right to strike and collective bargaining. The goal was to ensure business control over labor through conservative unions. (Japan & Labor & Trade Union) ibid.
94,923. The Japanese business classes were reconstituted much as under the Fascist regime, placed in power in close collaboration with the authorities of the centralized zone. ibid.
94,924. While Japanese corporate conglomerates were reinforced, labor was weakened and splintered, with the collaboration of US labor leaders, as elsewhere in the world. (Japan & Labor & Trade Union) ibid.
94,926. Japan has perhaps the weakest labor movement in the industrial capitalist world, with the possible exception of the United States itself. It is a disciplined society, under the firm control of the traditional state capitalist management. (Japan & Labor) ibid.
4,416. For two hundred years cut off from the rest of the world ... The Samurai have ruled Japan for six hundred years. A warrior class that lives and dies by the sword. (Humanity & Japan) Mankind: The Story of All of Us XI
4,417. Mitsubishi becomes the world’s largest corporation. (Humanity & Japan & Corporation) ibid.
4,423. The atom bomb: code name Little Boy. Target: Hiroshima, Japan ... The bomb kills more than 60,000 instantly. (Humanity & Atom Bomb & Japan) ibid.
8,818. Yonagunl Japan: this small island is at the westernmost tip of the Japanese archipelago ... A massive complex of stone formation hidden just sixty feet beneath the surface. (Ancient Astronaut Theory & Alien & Sea & Monument & Japan) Ancient Aliens: Underwater World s2e3
77,116. Known as earthquake lights mainstream scientists have been studying the phenomena since they were first photographed in Japan in the 1960s. Ancient Aliens: Alien Devastations s2e9
8,674. Suicide Forest, Japan: said to contain high levels of electro-magnetic energy. (Alien & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Suicide & Japan) Ancient Aliens: Aliens and Evil Places s3e10
8,826. The Dogu a long time ago descended from the skies and taught the Japanese people. (Alien & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Japan) Giorgio A Tsoukalos
13,268. Japanese cult Leader Shoko Asahara convinced his disciples he was Christ reincarnated and that they must surrender their will to his for ultimate salvation ... In blind obedience to their leader, cult members poured their resources into a deadly scheme. March 20th 1995, Monday morning rush hour: as millions of commuters board the Tokyo subways, members of Aum Shinriko release a deadly nerve agent on five different trains throughout the city. (Cults & Murders & Japan & Underground) Cults: Devotion
18,150. In modern-day Japan there’s an ancient brotherhood of gangsters known as the Yakuza. Secretive organisations that control a criminal empire. (Gangstas & Japan) Yakuza: Gangster Brotherhood
18,151. The Yakuza is one of the world’s biggest mafias. Over 80,000 mobsters control crime rackets, drug deals, human trafficking and protection. (Gangstas & Japan) ibid.
18,152. Across Japan more than twenty crime syndicates compete for a piece of the action. (Gangstas & Japan) ibid.
18,153. In Japan the Yakuza are legal organisations. (Gangstas & Japan) ibid.
18,154. Some people take their problems directly to their local Yakuza. (Gangstas & Japan) ibid.
18,155. Some estimates claim that up to a half of all Yakuza members have sacrificed a finger to their boss. (Gangstas & Japan) ibid.
18,156. In recent years Yakuza turf wars have turned more vicious and deadly. (Gangstas & Japan) ibid.
18,157. The Yakuza are survivors. (Gangstas & Japan) ibid.