A conservative national daily on Saturday apologized for carrying an advertisement for books Richard Koshimiz whose author claims that Jewish people were behind the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami ... continued ...[see below]
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It is undoubted fact that U.S.-Japan Alliance sheds a shade over Russia-Japan Relations, especially since the "reset of the reset" has been happening in the U.S.-Russia relations recently. Yet, an important factor that we should not dismiss is that, Japan is dependent on the U.S. as much as U.S. is dependent on Japan (or at least on Japanese territory's strategic geopolitical position) to portray its overall Asia-Pacific engagement strategy. This interdependence is enduring factor that hinders a better development of Russia-Japan relations. >> But since China has gaining more and more power in recent years, and with its assertiveness ever-growing, I believe that there will be a casting point when the U.S. should reconsider Russia as a strategic partner; with U.S. influence relatively declining and dragged into many world conflicts from the Middle East to Afghanistan, it is not American interest to confront "Russia-China vector" in the Asia-Pacific region.
1. American hegemony and U.S.-Japan Alliance
In the 19th century, Sir Halford John Mackinder, a British founding father of geopolitics, emphasized the significance of land power and defined Eurasia (mainly the areas stretching from Russia to Central Asia) as “the Pivot Area” to the development of international affairs. His proposition indeed influenced many of the British decision makers and built a foundation of the 1902 British-Japanese Alliance, which was meant to “contain and control” the pivot area (largely belonged to the Russian Empire). After the World War II, Japan became the single invaluable asset for the U.S. in their geopolitical formula to counter global communism threat spreading from the pivot area. The division installed by the Cold War dichotomy and immense pressure from the U.S., either explicitly or implicitly, hindered the subsequent peace negotiations between the USSR and Japan. A salient example of U.S. influence ultimately defining Japanese foreign policy course was the 1978 Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People's Republic of China, which followed the 1972 Joint Declaration of the U.S. and China, and the same declaration of China and Japan also signed in 1972. It took just six years to conclude a final peace treaty with China after a swift U.S. rapprochement towards Chinese government, albeit there were some minor territorial disputes remaining. Many assume that treaties are dictionary-long papers that define every single aspect of the related matters. Yet, for instance, the 1978 Treaty between Japan and China consists of only five articles (not five hundred unlike WTO rules) and these articles are the almost same as the articles of the 1972 Joint Declaration.[ii] Hence, it was rather extraordinary that the peace treaty envisaged in the 1956 Join Declaration was not materialized not even in a decade but also in almost seven decades. It is true that the territorial dispute in the North hindered further negotiation, but one should not underestimate the decisive effect that the U.S. had on Japanese foreign policy making, which is clearly portrayed in the aforementioned Chinese peace treaty example .. con't .. Kazushige Kobayashi >In Between East and West<
The natural disasters of 2011 sparked the man-made Fukushima nuclear disaster and left 18,000 people dead or missing.
A little-known figure in Japan, Koshimizu used the promotional space to market a book claiming the United States is a “Jewish dictatorship state” that detonated an atomic bomb deep underwater to deliberately trigger the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated Japan’s northeast coastline.
In another book featured in the ad, Koshimizu claims the Holocaust was a fabrication designed to establish the state of Israel.
“It is extremely regrettable that an advertisement of this content was carried and delivered to our readers, and we deeply apologize to readers and the people of the Jewish community,” Sankei President Takamitsu Kumasaka said in a statement published in the paper.
“It was obvious there was a fault in our screening of advertisements,” he said.
Kumasaka added that he received a letter of protest over the ad from Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish rights group.
“The Sankei considers the Holocaust by the Nazis as an unforgivable, heinous crime and does not side,” the president said.
The Sankei said the ad was in the Tokai/Hokuriku edition covering central Japan, where it has a circulation of 5,000 copies.
Japan does not have a large Jewish community and the vast majority of the populace practices a mixture of imported Buddhism and indigenous Shintoism.
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