Last week the Japanese yakuza, at a secret meeting with the White Dragon Society, agreed to form an alliance with the white hats in the Pentagon and the world’s intelligence agencies. The aim is to find a new legal structure for the Yakuza to operate as a quasi-governmental organization by the time the head of the 50,000 man Yamaguchi Gumi syndicate comes out of prison next April. This means the Japanese military/police/yakuza/right-wing nexus will be fighting both excess Chinese influence and helping rid the West of the dark cabal within its body politic.
What do North Korean nuclear threats, US military wiki-leaks, harassment of journalists, trouble on the Columbia/Venezuela border, attacks on Chinese oil pipelines, Japanese tankers and other oil facilities all have in common?
The answer is they are all desperate maneuvers by criminal Western oligarchs hoping to start World War 3 and keep themselves in power via martial law. It is also a symptom of the extreme, desperate power struggle now unfolding in Washington D.C. Although some are hoping for imminent announcements the nightmare has ended, this struggle is likely to continue into the autumn and possibly beyond.
In the last of our three part background series, we will explain why the Yakuza and other Asian gangs see the current global crisis as nothing more than a major gang war aimed at replacing an ancient Godfather and his clique.
My first dealings with Japanese gangsters at a high level began during the Japanese “bubble” years. My view, as was conventional with Japan watchers up until the 1980’s was that real power in Japan lay with the bureaucrats, especially Miti and the all-powerful Ministry of Finance.
For the next three weeks I will be disconnected from the internet and all digital means of communications so instead of summarizing the week’s news, I will be presenting deep background knowledge on the Yakuza and Asian gangs.
The first thing one needs to know about the Yakuza and the triads is that they are not crime gangs as defined in the West. The Yakuza are deeply connected to Shinto, the Emperor and Japan’s mysterious and ancient minority peoples.
The Yakuza are partially descended from refugee followers of Mozi who fled heavy persecution by the first emperor of China in 200 BC. They settled in Kyushu and along the South-West coast of Japan.
During my 25-years of reporting in Japan, the Japanese struck me as being a very superstitious people because they always insisted the Western world was ruled by David Rockefeller. At the same time veteran Western journalists told me the only serious taboo they ever encountered in their work was the emperor. Japanese journalists for their part took it for granted that criticism of the emperor would lead to harassment and even murder by right wing groups and gangsters. At the same time, there was always this façade in place that insists Japanese is a democracy with a free press.