First, the Japanese take citizenship very seriously. And in the news it was discovered that a politician from the left-wing opposition, the Democratic Party, basically a front for Red China, was exposed as a dual-national. In fact, dual-nationality is prohibited in Japan except for those under the age of 22, at which time such persons are required to make a choice as to their nationality.
In the case of the "Japanese" politician Renhō Murata, is less Japanese than Puerto Rican born Luis Gutierrez is American, she was exposed recently as having maintained her Republic of China citizenship, commonly referred to as Taiwanese citizenship, after the age of 22.
Flip-flopping from earlier remarks, Democratic Party deputy head Renho acknowledged Tuesday that she has yet to renounce her Taiwanese citizenship, a revelation that could affect her chances to be elected president of Japan’s biggest opposition party later this week.The vacuous Murata actually only uses her first name, much like pretentious rock stars Bono and Madonna. Murata is known in Taiwan as Lien-fang, so she is known as Chinese or Taiwanese outside of Japan, exposing her dual-loyalty, or more precisely, her loyalty to the Chinese cultural orbit. Complicating the issue is that her father was born in Taiwan when Taiwan was part of Japan, and was technically a Japanese subject of the Emperor of Japan. Even more complicating is that most native Taiwanese view the Japanese period positively.
In a hastily convened news conference, Renho, who is half Taiwanese and half Japanese, corrected her earlier assertion that she relinquished her Taiwanese citizenship at the age of 17 when she officially obtained Japanese nationality.
She called the mix-up an honest mistake and blamed it on her Taiwanese father, who had taken care of all the paperwork needed to get her Japanese citizenship.
[Renho Acknowledges That She Has Yet To Renounce Her Taiwanese Citizenship, by Tomohiro Osaki, The Japan Times, September 13, 2016]
However, Murata has made a career of playing the diversity card, which has not gone down well with most Japanese people, consequently she has been a long drag on the Democratic Party, which enjoyed only a brief stint in power some years ago. Murata has since been elected head of the Democratic Party, ensuring minority status for years to come as Shinzo Abe, the current Prime Minister, enjoys popularity based on Japanese nationalism and the threats from Red China and Communist North Korea.
But the anti-Japanese forces in Japan are continuing their fight against the Japanese people, as are the neocons and cuckservatives at National Review who, like America's domestic communists, see fascists under every bed.
This week, Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partners won a two-thirds majority in the legislature’s upper house, to go along with their two-thirds majority in the lower house. A two-thirds majority is required in each house to begin the process of amending Japan’s constitution. And amending the constitution is one of the central planks in the LDP’s platform.What Abe is actually doing is re-arming Japan in the face of Red Chinese threats to invade Japanese territory, as it has done to Vietnam and the Philippines, and to defend itself from nuclear obliteration threats from Communist North Korea. Interestingly, Josh Gelernter is known as Joshua Gelernter at the Weekly Standard. Like Rento, leftists see the need to play little games with their names.
[Japan Reverts to Fascism, by Josh Gelernter, National Review, July 16, 2016]
Similar to NR's campaign against Japanese patriotism and nationalism, is the campaign by elites in Japan on the Japanese people and their sense of identity.
For the second year in a row, those elites have chosen a hafuu, a half Japanese, half alien, as their Miss Japan beauty queen. In this case, the winner was a half Indian. And she was none to shy about her pride in her Indian heritage, but not so much in her Japanese heritage.
The tearful victory on Monday of Priyanka Yoshikawa, a Tokyo native with an elephant trainer’s license, as Miss World Japan, comes a year after Ariana Miyamoto became the first multiracial woman to represent Japan in the Miss Universe contest, one of the world’s three prominent beauty pageants. The others are Miss World and Miss International.And Yoshikawa does not really consider herself Japanese, her heart and mind are Indian:
[Japanese-Indian Crowned Miss Japan, Drawing Mixed Reaction, Staff Reporter, The Japan Times, September 5, 2016]
“We are Japanese. Yes, I’m half Indian and people are asking me about my ‘purity’ — yes, my dad is Indian and I’m proud of it, I’m proud that I have Indian in me. But that does not mean I’m not Japanese.”Worse yet, she wants to make an issue of the small minority of haafus in Japan, basically waging a diversity war on the Japanese people.
“I know a lot of people who are haafu and suffer,” said Yoshikawa, an avid kickboxer whose great-grandfather, a politician, once welcomed independence campaigner Mahatma Gandhi for a two-week stay at the family home in the city of Calcutta, now known as Kolkata.But as the Derb says, the hope lies in the comments section. The Japanese people are resisting this affirmative action for the alien and alienated in Japan.
“We have problems, we’ve been struggling and it hurts. When I came back to Japan, everyone thought I was a germ,” she added. “Like if they touched me they would be touching something bad. But I’m thankful because that made me really strong.”
Some people complained, however, that the contest should have been won by a “pure” Japanese.As I reported before, the neocons are on the warpath against the ethnostate of Japan, one of the last outposts, like Israel, of nationalism and ethnicity. Time to cheer on the Japanese people in their fight.
“I don’t mean to discriminate against races or appearances, but are the ‘haafu’ people given preferential treatment in beauty contests these days?” tweeted user @cyokuri.
The news was widely shared on The Japan Times Facebook page, where, as of Tuesday evening, over 7,000 people had reacted to an article on Yoshikawa’s victory as of Tuesday afternoon. It also sparked an intense debate on what it means to be Japanese.