Saturday, November 25, 2017

Buddhism and the Soka Gakkai: INTRO

The history of the Soka Gakkai and its involvement in politics through the Koumei-to (a political party in coalition with the LDP) make this a pertinent and involved question. I made a somewhat abbreviated remark that it is a pseudo-Buddhist group, but that requires a fair amount of unpacking. Technically speaking, it is classified by sociologists as a New Religious Movement associated with Buddhism. Historically, it was founded as a secular group, then became a lay Buddhist group associated with a subsect of Nichiren Buddhism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nichiren_Sh%C5%8Dsh%C5%AB) which it proceeded to co-opt, eventually being excommunicated in 1991 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nichiren_Sh%C5%8Dsh%C5%AB#The_Soka_Gakkai_.28Value_Creation_Association.29).

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the party lost 5 seats in the lower house of the Japanese Diet in the recent election due to its perceived collaboration with the saber rattling of the LDP against North Korea, etc. The LDP, it bears noting, includes many politicians noted for their association with the right-wing group called the Nipponkaigi, and for visiting the controversial Shinto Shrine Yasukuni-jinja, which took the unilateral action of enshrining the spirits of executed Class-A war criminals in the 1970s, after which the then Emperor Showa ceased visiting the shrine. That shrine is now widely associated with Japanese militarism and visits by elected officials are met with harsh criticism by Korea and China, in particular.

Former leader of the group Daisaku Ikeda has been criticised for promoting a cult of personality, etc. You can get a sense of what that is about from this video of a song/dance that was purportedly created by a layman from Kyoto in 1955. The lyrics are translated by the group

We of the Gakkai
Going into this defiled and evil world
Whatever that thwarts the way
Regardless of who we are
With indomitable spirit
Muster our faith to take action
Together we advance
Manifest our conviction

Today and tomorrow as well
We conduct shakubuku
As we march on
Our spirit and life-force gushing forth
With indomitable spirit
Crush the evil doctrines
For they cannot save the people
That’s why we are here

Living in Japan
We do not see the Land of Tranquil Light
Mountains and rivers
through north and south
Evil religions are everywhere
With indomitable spirit
Permeating the land with the True Law
If we advance valiantly
Even the trees and plants will
move in tandem




As mentioned above, the original Soka Gakkai was a secular organization founded during WWII, and the name "Soka Gakkai" means something like "Association for studying the creation of value". Its founder was persecuted by the State Shinto authorities for lese majeste, etc., dying in prison. This brief declassified 1963 Report on the group from the archives of the CIA is sufficiently informative: https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP79-00927A004100080002-9.pdf










Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Business card of Yahya A. A. Abdelsamad surfaces

I was shuffling through some miscellaneous stuff in a drawer yesterday when I noticed this business card in the mix from the defendant in the lawsuit (whose name I'd spelled "Yahiya").

It is a curious business card, but I can't remember the occasion when he gave it to me. Considering that the address on it is a Tokyo address, he might have given it to me during his transition from Kyoto to Tokyo (circa 2005-6). 

Aside from the fact that there is no telephone number on it, there is no occupation listed, either. 

Abdelsamad described himself as "The Nazir of Shaigya".

Shaigiya refers to a tribal group in Sudan, which is where he said his father, whom he claimed was a diplomat, was from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaigiya_tribe

In light of the Japanese rendering of the word Nazir as 准男爵 (じゅんだんしゃく(jun-dan-shaku)),it is clear that Abdelsamad was indeed trying to pass himself off as a member of Sudanese (sub) aristocracy, as the term in English is baronet: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baronet
The English language Wikipedia page does not show Sudan as a country that uses such a system, however.

Here are links to the Japanese Wikipedia page: 
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%BA%96%E7%94%B7%E7%88%B5 
as well as another page that refers to countries other than England: https://detail.chiebukuro.yahoo.co.jp/qa/question_detail/q1153176256









Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Who is Hiroyasu Koma? (小間 裕康 of Green Lord Motors “fame”) ___ PART 2

To recap, in the first post about the subject, I showed that he inherited a company from his father (apparently), as opposed to being the “entrepreneur” that the Japanese media with close ties to the government (NHK), etc., lauds him as. 

In the case of Koma, however, the ridiculousity factor is of a magnitude even greater than that of Tate—the individual being promoted as in idiot savant IoT entrepreneur—in that the industry Koma is portrayed as ‘disrupting’ (automobiles) is not a new industry based on novel technology recently developed, but is in fact a highly impacted and competitive industry involving a complex product with various practical obstacles. As examples of authentic Japanese companies involved in the competition, see this: https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2017/09/f9cda51f8ce7-suzuki-mulls-joining-ev-development-venture-led-by-toyota-mazda.html

The above pattern will be familiar to those acquainted with the material in this blog. It is important to note, however, that Koma basically misrepresents (i.e., lies) the background of the company (e.g., series of Japanese Youtube interviews with him embedded at the end of this post), and that the media repeats his misrepresentations without ever looking into the background of the company (established in 1961). The media is the mouthpiece of oligarchic interests operating through national intelligence services to promote these individuals  fraudulently infiltrated into civil society under a flimsy cover as"entrepreneurs".

Many of the Japanese media articles were comparing GLM (which has since been sold!) to Tesla, which is patently ridiculous. In the interview with NHK linked to in the first post (related video in Japanese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ3IcIGA64o), Koma declared that if he had known about automobiles, he would not have been able to enter the industry, because he used knowledge that had nothing to do with automobiles to start the company. Recently, after the front company was sold (apparently he still has a role in its management) an article was published describing what appears to be the gist of a new business model in the automobile industry that garnered investment. That article is linked to and discussed below, but in short, the idea is to produce electric vehicles based on modular, interchangeable components, in what is described as a “commodification” of the automobile sector.

Before examining recent developments, however, I’m going to start with the first article I encountered in my newsfeed about Mr. Koma and his funny money company. The was published by the Asahi Shinbun (a daily newspaper) in April 2017:
It was so ridiculous it deserved a post on Facebook:
First of all, note that the vehicle is described as having a top speed of 250 kph (confirmed here on GLM’s website: http://glm-g4.com/performance/), which is hardly something in the “super car” class:
A prototype electric supercar billed as a “yacht on the road” and a shining example of Japanese manufacturing was unveiled in Tokyo on April 18.
The GLM-G4, from start-up firm GLM Co., is a scissor-doored four-seater luxury electric vehicle (EV) with a top speed of 250 kph.
“I want to create supercars with sophisticated details that are full of Japanese technology,” said GLM President Hiroyasu Koma at the event.
The car is expected to retail for 40 million yen ($367,000), and the company aims to sell 1,000 units in Japan and markets such as Europe, China and the Middle East.
Another article published on the same day by the Nikkei Asia Review entitled, “Japan’s GLM aims to be the Ferrari of electric vehicles’” (https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Japan-s-GLM-aims-to-be-the-Ferrari-of-electric-vehicles) reads:

OSAKA -- A high-performance luxury electric vehicle under development by Japanese automaker GLM will lead the company's charge into foreign markets.
The G4 will have an electric battery pack and motors, running 400km on one charge. Yet the model also will sport 540 horsepower and achieve acceleration from zero to 100kph in 3.7 seconds.
GLM eyes sales of 1,000 units, with a price tag of 40 million yen ($368,000) -- on par with European and other luxury cars. The G4 will be the automaker's second model, following the Tommy Kaira ZZ electric sports car, which was sold only in Japan.
The automaker's aggressive pricing is deliberate, as the company aims to be "the Ferrari of electric vehicles," said Tomohisa Tanaka, a director at GLM.
"Luxury cars actually have little competition, so it is easier to target that market," said Koma.

As mentioned in the first blogpost, not one of the cars was ever manufactured—let alone sold on the open market—before the presumed Japanese front company was sold to the presumed Hong Kong front company.

Here’s an image from another interview with Koma.
http://www.gettyimages.co.jp/%E3%82%A4%E3%83%99%E3%83%B3%E3%83%88/co-ceo-hiroyasu-koma-interview-663810129#hiroyasu-koma-president-and-chief-executive-officer-of-glm-co-speaks-picture-id594432588





Next, NHK followed uptheir interview with a television piece about Koma and the display model of the purported EV supercar:
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/newsroomtokyo/features/20161130.html





Here, note that the video describes the car as having 540 HP.

On the GLM company website (http://glm.jp/about/), the car is described as using an electric motor sourced from Kyoto company Yuasa originally for a vehicle manufactured Mitsubishi. The website describes three different types of chassis design for three corresponding types of vehicles: “MR Sports”, “Grand Touring”, and “Small Vehicle” (http://glm.jp/technology/). There is a lot of hype on the Internet about GLM, including a lot of photos and videos of promotional events, etc., but has very little technical or engineering-related information. Perhaps that is because there is none—or almost none—based on the company’s intellectual property rights (i.e., patents) portfolio. As I mentioned at the end of the first post, GLM owns a grand total of one single patent of apparently negligible value.
https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=JP91711979&recNum=1&maxRec=2&office=&prevFilter=&sortOption=Pub+Date+Desc&queryString=FP%3A%28%22%E8%87%AA%E5%8B%95%E8%BB%8A%E7%94%A8%E3%83%A1%E3%82%A4%E3%83%B3%E3%83%95%E3%83%AC%E3%83%BC%E3%83%A0%E3%81%8A%E3%82%88%E3%81%B3%E3%81%9D%E3%82%8C%E3%82%92%E7%94%A8%E3%81%84%E3%81%9F%E8%87%AA%E5%8B%95%E8%BB%8A%22%29&tab=FullText



The first trick used to try to promote the company and append some sort of automobile-related aura to Kyoto was the reincarnation of the Tommykaira ZZ (a short-lived 1990s project) as an EV vehicle. The recently published article describing the business model concept describes only that project however, and fails to mention anything else about the purported super car. In other words, the Tommykaira ZZ was an already existing automobile that GLM simply converted to an electric car, though the circumstances are somewhat unclear/obfuscated by this article (the most detailed I’ve found): https://asia.nikkei.com/magazine/20140218-TEHRAN-BECKONS/Business/Electric-carmaker-GLM-sees-open-roads-across-Asia, https://asia.nikkei.com/magazine/20140218-TEHRAN-BECKONS/Business/Electric-carmaker-GLM-sees-open-roads-across-Asia?page=2. This section on “tie-ups” is informative:

"We envision three types of tie-ups," he told the Nikkei Asian Review. First, GLM can export the chassis, fully loaded, and have its tie-up partner assemble the exterior body and windows locally.
Second, GLM can export just the chassis and the vehicle control unit, and leave the local partner to negotiate with Japanese parts suppliers for the remaining components.
In the third option, probably for later down the road, the local partner can mount locally produced batteries and motors to a chassis provided by GLM. In this scenario, GLM would have more of an advisory role.

That appears to have largely been a promotional gimmick that was used to build up some hype before the falsely promoted front company was sold to another front company in a media spectacle aiming to make the respective Kyoto and Hong Kong front companies look like tech savvy innovators capable of competing with Tesla, Toyota, etc. Nevertheless, as seen above, Japanese newspaper described GLM as an “automaker”. It would not be infeasible that the Hong Kong jewelry company that bought GLM aims to enter the auto market in mainland China, but there has been no indication of any such movement. Moreover, GLM owns negligible intellectual property, which tends to indicate they have created nothing of value that could be marketable.

These excerpts are from the most recent article (https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20171031/p2a/00m/0na/003000c):

From the 1990s, the electronics industry quickly shifted to a "horizontal division of labor," outsourcing the development and production of the main components of televisions and computers such as semiconductors and liquid crystal screens to outside companies. As a result, these products became "commodities" for general use, and because it became difficult to distinguish between the end products in terms of technology or performance, Japanese manufacturers lost out to Chinese and South Korean makers armed with cheap labor and mass production who offered the products at lower prices.
"We cannot allow for the commoditization of automobiles," said Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda, showing an inclination toward in-house development and manufacturing of products with the use of high-performance fuel cell batteries for electric vehicles. However, in August, Nissan Motor Corp. announced plans to sell all shares in its electric vehicle fuel cell subsidiary to a Chinese investment fund, and otherwise made moves to adapt to the changes in the market.
GLM Co., a venture firm founded by Kyoto University in 2010, released 99 limited units of an electric sports car. The motor, fuel cells and other main parts were jointly developed with major manufacturers Yaskawa Electric Corp. and Omron Corp., and the manufacturing itself was all handled externally. The company is planning to release another 1,000 vehicles of two new models in 2019. Representative director and president Hiroyasu Koma said, "The trends in the automobile industry will shift just like in the electronics industry, shifting to a horizontal division of labor for manufacturing from now on."
The last article I’ll examine is another Nikkei article (July 10, 2017), this one titled, “Hong Kong watchmaker snaps up 'Japan's Tesla' for $114mn” (https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Hong-Kong-watchmaker-snaps-up-Japan-s-Tesla-for-114mn).

HONG KONG -- Watchmaker O Luxe Holdings said on Sunday it will buy Japanese electric vehicle startup GLM for about 896 million Hong Kong dollars ($114 million).

Of course, it is not even true that O Luxe is a “watchmaker,” but that is perhaps a topic for another post...

GLM was set up as a Kyoto University venture in 2010. The company develops, manufactures and sells electric vehicles and is often referred to as "Japan's Tesla," after its American rival.

Again, they keep spewing promotional disinformation about GLM, and one can only wonder why a leading Japanese economics newspaper would do that. GLM doesn’t deserve to me mentioned in the same sentence with Tesla, or Toyota, for that matter.


I will eventually polish these posts up a little, but am putting this up now simply to put these fraudulent people, enterprises, and media promotions behind me—for the moment—as there are others to address… 

For those who speak Japanese, there is a series of interviews I've come across on Youtube of Koma that details some of the points made in these two posts:














Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Who is Hiroyasu Koma? (小間 裕康 of Green Lord Motors “fame”)

The next curiosity I’ll present from the intelligence community side show is another individual being promoted as an entrepreneur in the pseudo economy that the CIA and Ko-an-sho are trying to superimpose on Kyoto as a sort of Trojan Horse cover for infiltrating their finance sector cohorts and other suspects with disposable ill-gotten gain. I have yet to get around to the second installment about Fujiwara Kenshin yet (Makers Boot Camp, etc.), as there are just too many operations and operatives to cover, but Hiroyasu Koma is in the same vein as Kristopher Tate; i.e., a pseudo tech mogul with virtually no credible background story to support the flimsy cover for the vaunted ascent into tech-entrepreneur stardom as an “entrepreneur” that has crossed my newsfeed, catapulted into the public eye the CIA et al.’s media team. In fact, Koma is listed as an “angel investor” in Fujiwara’s startup Hacarus (https://angel.co/hacarus, https://angel.co/hacarus/jobs/147021-director-of-digital-marketing, https://angel.co/hiroyasu-koma), which was incubated by 500 Startups (see blogpost about James Riney).

Like Fujiwara, Koma is a suspected Ko-an-sho (公安省: Japanese combined CIA/FBI agency called the Public Security Intelligence Agency). It is a common thread running through the so-called covert operations that the operatives and their fronts are mutually supportive, attempting to portray themselves as collectively constituting an organic aggregate of sorts in civil society.

As described below, it is claimed that Koma started a temp agency while in college, and then went to Kyoto University to do an MBA, through which the company, Green Lord Motors (GLM), developing the “EV super car” to compete with Tesla, etc., was launched. A prototype of the purported EV super car was put on display last year, the price disclosed as @$400,000. Then, before one was ever sold (2019 marketing date), the presumed front company GLM was reportedly sold to another presumed front company (selling jewelry!??) out of Hong Kong (http://www.oluxe.com.hk/en/company-introduction) that was founded in 1989. 

There is no Japanese Wikipedia page on this individual, but there is for the company developing the supercar: https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/GLM_(%E4%BC%81%E6%A5%AD). The first thing he is credited with doing on the following (somewhat dubious Wikipedia-like) website is reincarnating a so-called “legendary” sports car (Tommykaira ZZ (Japanese only): https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%88%E3%83%9F%E3%83%BC%E3%82%AB%E3%82%A4%E3%83%A9%E3%83%BBZZ) produced in Kyoto during the 1990s as an electric car in 2014. The aforementioned website (http://zatrendnews.com/6959.html)





describes Koma as being from Hyogo Prefecture, and having played in a piano duo in college, through which he met the founder temp agency Pasona (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasona). It states that Koma proceeded to start his own temp agency for dispatching musicians, and that he got a job at an electronics store to fund his temp agency, whereupon he found that the electronics store lacked staff, so he started dispatching temp workers there. It claims that he sold that company to another company, then started an outsourcing company for home appliance manufacturers. Then it states that he started a sales promotion company in 2000 called Koma Enterprises, which achieved sales of 2 billion yen in 2009, whereupon he entered an MBA program at Kyoto University.

The following NHK article also indicates that a “temp agency he started as a student” achieved annual sales of 2 billion yen (https://www.nhk.or.jp/keizai/archives/20161105_10.html):
小間さんは、学生時代に人材派遣のベンチャー企業を立ち上げ、年間売り上げ20億円にまで成長させました。
Meanwhile, the Wayback Machine (Internet archive) has webpages for Koma Enterprises (https://www.koma-ent.com/) archived starting from 2004 (http://web.archive.org/web/20040815000000*/https://www.koma-ent.com/).
Apparently Koma has changed his name since then, as it reads 小間 博 (Koma Hiroshi) on the company description page archived in 2004: http://web.archive.org/web/20040318070239/https://www.koma-ent.com/























People in Japan almost never change their name…
But wait, it gets even worse. According to the data shown on that archived page, the company was established on January 11th in the year “Showa 36” (昭和36) according to the system of numbering years according to the reign of the emperor. So what year was Showa 36 by the Western calendar?

1961.

That presents a number of possibilities beyond the scope of speculation of this post regarding the company, such as that he might have inherited it from his father, for example (maybe his father was named “Hiroshi”). We don’t know anything about his family because there is no information online about the would-be Elon Musk of Japan… Regardless, such possibilities do not (and cannot) account for the fact that the media representations consistently lie about when the company was established (i.e., the year 2000). The name of the CEO was changed sometime between September 2007 and May 2008 (http://www.koma-ent.com:80/company/index.html):



Perhaps the information is being concealed because the aim is to portray Koma as an entrepreneur as opposed to a politically connected individual who inherited a company. The above-linked NHK article states that the $400,000 super car was created by a company with a staff of 22, but the explication of that is involved, so all I will say in closing this entry is that the company appears to own a grand total of one single patent related to motor vehicle chassis. The IP website that researched the company’s patent holdings questioned the value of that patent. That IP blog is in Japanese only, and I don't have time to translate it, but will post a screenshot: http://www.itopto.com/blog/?p=3532.





Thursday, October 26, 2017

Jessie Koumei and the Soka Gakkai sponsored cable TV broadcast "Why I live in Japan" on cable channel BS7

This initial posting consists of a view clips of the hour-long broadcast, with more clips and commentary to follow.

The purpose of posting now is to call attention to the Soka Gakai sponsorship of this pseudo-internationalization series featuring intelligence officers from different countries:
http://www.bs-j.co.jp/nipponsumu/backnumber.html


The Soka Gakkai is a pseudo-Buddhist (Nichiren-shu ripoff) that is associated with the CIA, Ko-an-sho, and yakuza (as usual, the unholy trinity, as it were).

I will examine the Soka Gakkai in more detail eventually, but suffice it to say that they have their ow n political party (the "Koumei-to") that is the coalition partner of the would-be State Shinto theocracy party the LDP (CIA installed, supported). 


Because of their support of the militaristic policies of the LDP, the Koumei-to has recently seen a fair number of defections from citizens whom had thought they were actual Buddhists, resulting in them losing five seats in the recent lower house Diet elections. One reason that the Soka Gakkai was established was to attempt to co-opt Nichiren Buddhism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nichiren_Buddhism). The background to that is somewhat involved, but encompasses two basic factors.


First, Nichiren Buddhism was a sect of Buddhism that came to prominence in the Kamakura period based on its political activism and protestations against the government. It was the sect that was the foremost proponent of the Mappo doctrine (decline of the Buddhist Dharma (law): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Ages_of_Buddhism). 


In other words, it was a sort of Protestant sect of Buddhism that was highly politically active, earning its founder exile from Edo, etc. 


Second, unlike Korea, where the CIA was able to install a pseudo-Christian as the first president (Sung Man Rhee) and to subsequently back Reverend Sung Yung Moon and the creation of the Moonies to establish the largest presence of Christians (Evangelical Protestants) in East Asia in South Korea, Japan has remained impermeable to Christian proselytization, particularly of the Protestant variety. Only 1% of the population in Japan identifies as Christian, with the majority among them being Catholics, followed by Mormons. 


In short, I speculate that the Soka Gakkai is an attempt to co-opt the strongest protestant strain of Buddhism in Japan. For historical background, Oda Nobunaga (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oda_Nobunaga) had an affinity with Nichiren Buddhism and was betrayed by one of his own generals and ambushed at the Nichiren temple where he was staying in Kyoto called Honno-ji (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honn%C5%8D-ji). The background to that includes that the traitorous general had an affinity with the Tendai-shu temples that Nobunaga had raised on Mt. Hiei after their warrior monks had set fire to many Nichiren-shu temples in Kyoto.
Here, I will show the Soka Gakkai commercial shown repeatedly in this broadcast, and then the portions showing Yoshimura Koumei as well as her Tozan-ryu teacher, whom it appears I had mistakenly take to be her husband in earlier posts. Meanwhile, there is an older individual shown in the program that may be her husband, but I will try to confirm that before posting further clips and analysis.


We learn in the program that Jessie is from Berne, Switzerland, and that her uncle runs an aikido gym there.    

The first clip introduces the Soka Gakkai as sponsor before proceeding to air their commercial. 






The second clip I'll post for the time being is of the end of the program showing her having dinner with both of her shakuhachi teachers, one of whom I've known for years (Yoshimura Koumei, her current teacher: http://kunjuan.jp/archives/1872021.html), and 茅原琮山 (according to the following blog, the reading of those characters is "Kayahara Sozan (Sōzan)": http://aoisora3.exblog.jp/d2010-04-29/), but there are no hits Googling that name in English, and no hits Googling his Japanese name that aren't related to Jessie. That blog links to this video of her playing shakuhachi and him playing koto in April 2010: 



Both of them are suspected to work for the Japanese Public Security Intelligence Agency (Ko-an-sho [公安省]).

  

The third clip from that hour long program shows her visiting Yoshimura for a lesson.



Meanwhile, there had been a YouTuber posting videos from this cable channel BS7 series, but he removed them after I posted a link to the series in the last blog entry. He goes by the pseudonym David Bend:

I happened to be checking his site seeing if he would upload the Jessie video when he was making the others private. This screenshot is from before he's deleted all of them:



This screenshot is from after he made them private videos:



He is obviously an intelligence operative who was promoting them on YouTube. He had linked to a Facebook account (under another pseudonym), which I will upload the Friends data for in a subsequent post. 

Meanwhile, a couple of other individuals have posted individual episodes on YouTube, including episodes featuring Sheila Cliff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zfi6C7o0KUM
David Calvet:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JNfmSTbyCQ
and Mikel, from Poland:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_-Cv5TjJR4&t=1197s

None of those shows the Soka Gakkai commercials, though... I did see a Soka Gakkai website in Japanese website (which I had mistakenly assumed to be run by a Nichiren Buddhist group monitoring them) that links to some of their advertisements. http://takeshi.club/2017/08/31/seikyo-news0831cm/
on a YouTube page called "Soka Gakkai CM and Contents that features a number of videos of Soka Gakkai produced commercials:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2i1iy8wVKsRRb8Z6QQ_-7A
I hadn't expected that they were advertising their own advertisements, but that became apparent after I checked the main page of that website.

In addition, the cable channel BS7 has a YouTube page with 30 second clips from each of the episodes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk0ZmRLZ3FY
Here is the one for the Jessie Koumei episode:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWyDxo_RKQ8

Monday, October 16, 2017

Jessie Kitaguchi (aka Jessie Koumei) (ジェシー北口, aka ジェシー逅盟) Part 2

Jessie has recently moved her blog and deleted many of the photos I have posted on my blog (you won’t find those anywhere else…). 

I archived only so many of those on the Wayback Machine, and she has deleted many from her new blog, including these:























Which includes following piece from the Kyoto Shinbun, a local newspaper collaborating with the CIA and 公安省) posted on her old blog as follows.



That image and a part of the newspaper article were logged on this website, but the link to the full article doesn't work:
http://www.47news.jp/photo/1212420.php

The third image is from a recital of some sort (likely held by Yoshimura, center front: suspected Ko-an-sho (公安所) operative (website: http://kunjuan.jp/)) featuring the Yamada-ryu strings group in Kobe and with participation by two people (seated between Yoshimura and Jessie) from the Nara shakuhachi group to which I have belonged for the past 10 years or so, as well as an individual whom Jessie advertises/promtes on her blog (in the typical mutual support/promotion practice used by the intelligence operatives infiltrated into civil society as otherwise documented on this blog) named Ramie Yamaguchi (standing, far left) who is another student of Yoshimura’s and a suspected next-generation Ko-an-sho operative about whom I will blog soon: http://raimei.syakuhati.com/index.html). http://web.archive.org/web/20171015184213/http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/hogakuisshin/imgs/7/9/7927e091.jpg


This is a list of all URLs archived for that blog (ignore those from this month, October 2017): http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://ameblo.jp/hogaku-isshin/*






















A fair amount of the otherwise hidden data (due to the misdirection to the new blog) can be accessed from those links, which I have now taken the time to personally archive… She has perhaps been directed to move the blog to attempt to cover up the role of Kyoto Shinbun, which has promoted other CIA et al. operatives that I haven’t had time to blog about…

These two screenshots (not archived) are from an early downloading of a page from her blog (post of July 15, 2014), which includes a description in English of her so-called traditional Japanese music group “Hougaku-Isshin” (apparently defunct). It also lists her performing for NHK as a Tozan-ryu player (using the stage name “Jessie Fujun”).
























She has deleted her biographical profile:























In that she profile she states that she came to Japan in 2004, and started studying Bushido (“the way of the warrior”).

As well as the record of her shakuhachi related activities, of which one page from 2015 was archived:



By clicking on the bottom image from the post about her Tozan-ryu teacher (茅原先生) on this page:










































What I want to focus on here, however, is the NHK angle. Jessie has been filmed by Japanese public broadcaster NHK for a couple of pieces that have unfortunately been removed from their website and no copies available online, but I have a few screenshot traces from her blog, etc., that demonstrate their existence. In fact, she has placed some of the relevant material on her new blog, but you will not find a recording of her playing the shakuhachi anywhere.

She has posted a link on her blog to an episode called “Traditional Musical Instruments: Eternal Tones Waft through the Ancient Capital” from a series on NHK about Kyoto in which she apparently appeared. The video is no longer available:


But this is a remnant:


NHK seems to have archiving blocked for some of these pages, so I’ll post an enlargement of that photo.






















Current episodes from the series can be seen here: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/vod/corekyoto/
The TV video was 28 minutes long…






















NHK is a citizen-subscriber (mandatory payment if you own a TV) funded public broadcaster that has been shaken by scandals for overt political bias in recent years (the scandals surrounding Shinzo Abe and Momii (https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/12/02/national/beleaguered-nhk-chief-momii-unlikely-get-nod-second-term/#.WeTps2hL-Uk, https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/02/23/national/nhk-execs-to-return-pay-over-embezzlement-scandal/#.WeTqk2hL-Uk)), and most recently by the ka-ro-shi death (death by overworking) of a female employee.

Here, however, the focus is their use by the LDP to promote intelligence operatives to the public. The subject of the next post will be another such individual.

To wrap this up, she has recently 
blogs about being filmed for another TV program on another blog she keeps: http://blog.livedoor.jp/kyoto_kunjuan/. The program is produced by a cable TV company BS Japan, and is only in Japanese, the title translating as “Why I live in Japan” (http://www.bs-j.co.jp/nipponsumu/backnumber.html). There is a collection of @70 video episodes interviewing foreigners living in Japan posted on that page. 

Such conspicuous media coverage, focused substantially entirely on images (whereas she is being promoted as a musician) leads one to wonder why there is so much interest in this unaccomplished, unremarkable individual. That is basically the same modus operandi seen with the likes of Sean Lotman, Jake Adelstein, etc.