Ryuichi Hirokawa is a internationally known Japanese photojournalist, film director and author of several books on Israel, Palestine and Middle East. In 2008, he produced and directed the movie NAKBA ( catastrophe in Arabic). Hirokawa is author of Children of a Stolen Land: Documentary Photographs of Palestine, and two-volume Yudayajin (The Jews).
Hirokawa believes that Israel is an extension of Western imperialism in the Muslim heartland. He like Israeli/Jew writers and authors, such as, Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi, Israel Shahak, Israel Shamir and Roger Tucker, doesn’t buy the Zionist narrative of the Jewish and Palestinian history.
Hirokawa’s work is also greatly admired in Zionist Occupied United Kingdom. He is considered a Hero by many British citizen.
Another Anti-Israel academic is professor Yuzo Itagaki (Tokyo University), who helped to establish PLO office in Tokyo.
Some Japanese have good reasons to hate Israel. For example, on April 29, 2011, investigative journalist Jim Stone claimed that the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant was an Israeli Mossad false flag operation to punish Japanese government for offering Iran help in latter’s nuclear program.
One good news is that the Organized Jewry cannot blame Muslims for the so-called ‘Japanese antisemitism’. Mordechai Kedar, PhD, who served as Israel Occupation Force (IOF) intelligence officer specializing on the ‘Arab Problem’ for 25 years – penned an article, entitled, The Land without Muslims, published by The Jewish Press on May 19, 2013.
“The official policy of Japan is not to give citizenship to Muslims who come to Japan, and even permits for permanent residency are given sparingly to Muslims. Japan forbids exhorting people to adopt the religion of Islam (Dawah), and any Muslim who actively encourages conversion to Islam is seen as proselytizing to a foreign and undesirable culture. Few academic institutions teach the Arabic language. It is very difficult to import books of the Qur’an to Japan, and Muslims who come to Japan, are usually employees of foreign companies. In Japan there are very few mosques. The official policy of the Japanese authorities is to make every effort not to allow entry to Muslims, even if they are physicians, engineers and managers sent by foreign companies that are active in the region. Japanese society expects Muslim men to pray at home,” Kedar wrote. How refreshing indeed!
Historically, both Israeli Jews and Japanese have several common traits – racism being one of them. Japanese don’t like non-Japanese to settle permanently in Japan. Same way, Israeli Jews (80%) doesn’t like to live in non-Jewish Arab neighborhood.
A Jewish state was established by Japanese occupation forces in Harbin (Manchuria) in 1934 which existed until 1945. The Japanese hoped the colony would gain the approval of international Jewish financiers such as the Rothschild’s, who would pump money into their empire. However, the Japanese were also apprehensive about cooperating with Jews. They were well versed in the ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion’ and were convinced of their authenticity. They viewed Jews as a subversive race which uses their financial and mercantile genius to conquer nations by stealth.
Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert’s parents lived in Harbin before slipping into British occupied Palestine.