As Japanese Prime minister Abe heads into a third term in office Japan is increasingly becoming to resemble its prewar self.
Its leaders offhandedly praise Hitler and the Nazis, its government has been caught red-handed supplying funds to ultra-natalionalist schools which teach worship of the Emperor, the purity of race and that Japan, Germany and the other Axis powers were the morally correct nations in the second world war. Abe's government has introduced books into the school system which glorify the Japanese Empire and its allies, including Mein Kampf.
What is more Abe intends to use his newfound power to redraft the constitution, what people normally focus on in this is that he wants to revise the articles relating to pacifism, but the LDP also wants to revise a host of other laws. They want to strip non-ethnic Japanese of citizenship such as the Korean-Japanese who the USA gave citizenship to during occupation and who prior to this were slave labor, reinstate state shintoism, restore the position of the Emperor as head of state and not simply a symbol of the nation and restore the pledge of allegiance and self sacrifice, meaning all Japanese children would be expected to pledge to die in the defence of the nation and race. Abe himself has links to groups which still consider the Imperial family to be Gods on Earth. On top of this Abe has already begun a crackdown on leftwing groups using part of the Armed Forces and under-burdened police, as crime has fallen so low in Japan that the police are having to make up things to do, with the excuse that Communists in these groups have sympathies with North Korea.
The LDP also wants to redraft Japan's already harsh immigration laws, to make them even stricter. As far as the faction of the LDP which Abe belongs to is concerned the only people worth living in Japan are the Japanese and Westerners who agree to live by its norms. Black people, muslims, Jews, Koreans, Chinese and anyone else are simply not welcome in the modern Japan. In Japanese kindergardens the cult of the Emperor has begun to return.
In Japan we can see the rebirth of a nationalist order, and it should terrify us all that a democracy could so quickly lurch back towards fascismhttp://archive.is/FtwhX
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