"The fugu is a highly poisonous blowfish. After the toxin-containing organs are removed, it is eaten and considered and exquisite delicacy. If it is not prepared carefully, however, its poison will kill you."
Japan Sought Jews to Colonize Manchuria
May 21, 2011
by David Richards in Harbin, Manchuria
'The Fugu Plan' was a policy by the Imperial Japanese to create Jewish settlements in their Chinese colonies, during the period of 1934-45. The settlements were envisaged as an 'Israel in Asia' contained from a distance by Japanese military rule.
The Japanese hoped the the colonies 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 who used their financial and mercantile genius to conquer nations by stealth.
This fear is reflected in the name of the plan. The fugu is a highly poisonous blowfish. After the toxin-containing organs are removed, it is eaten and considered and exquisite delicacy. If it is not prepared carefully, however, its poison will kill you.
The first global depression had left Imperial Japan in a desperate state. Despite being the most advanced nation in Asia, Japan lacked basic raw materials such as coal, iron, petroleum, alloy minerals, water, and even food. Unable to regenerate their broken economy internally, the Japanese sought to expand.
In 1931 they invaded North China and Manchuria. The region had been a battleground of Chinese, Japanese and Russian interests for many decades and was vulnerable. It offered raw materials and markets for industrialists and glory and booty for militarists.
The Japanese set up a puppet state called 'Manchukuo' with it's own flag and national anthem, and placed the last Emperor of the Qing dynasty, Pu-Yi, on the throne.
The largely rural population of 40 million were kicked off their farms, which were then handed over to Japanese immigrants. The native population was turned into slave labour to mine Manchukuo's resources to feed Japan's rapid militarization. Resisters were killed.
Manchukuo itself was not enough to fuel Japanese needs; instead it whetted Japan's appetite for the Eastern coastal regions of China. The Japanese conducted many experiments in chemical and biological warfare, the hub of which was 'Unit 731', situated in Harbin, the biggest city in Manchukuo.
Here, a litany of horrific experiments were performed on local resistors and innocents, including women and children. Horrors included: Vivisections performed without anesthetic where organs and limbs were removed. Outdoor nerve gasses experiments where Chinese peasants were nailed Christ-like to stakes in a field while Japanese doctors in gas masks recorded their death. Prisoners infected with the bubonic plague and then infested with fleas to create large quantities of disease-carrying fleas.
The chemical and biological weapons developed at Unit 731 fuelled a reign of terror across China as the Japanese captured large parts of Shanghai, Nanking and Wuhan. In the famous Nanking massacre alone, an estimated 300,000 Chinese were slaughtered, as well as tens of thousands of women and children raped in the most sadistic fashion.
THE LESSON OF THE HARBIN JEWS
The Japanese faced an enormous challenge developing Manchukuo. The area was 80% rural, disorganized and starving for investmentl. They could not afford to develop the region and found attracting foreign investment very difficult, especially as US-Japan relations were deteriorating.
The developmental history of the most advanced city in Manchukuo, Harbin, provided a solution.
Harbin owed its rapid rise to housing a small community of pioneering Russian Jews. In 1898 the Russians gained permission to build the trans-Siberian railway through Manchuria, and decided to develop the small fishing village of Harbin into a regional power center. Tsar Nicholas II encouraged Jews to move to the area with the promise of religious and economic freedom.
While their numbers peaked at only 25,000, the Jews were its' innovative core. Jews started banks, oil and gas works, pharmacies, textile and clothes shops, a brewery, music shops, opticians etc, and exported goods to Europe such as North Chinese soya beans. Harbin was quickly transformed from a fishing town into a mercantile hub of East Asia with a renowned Jewish-run international trade-fair.
Given they were a small Jewish community living in the frozen wastelands of Northern China, the Harbin Jews embraced militant Zionism. Under the local leadership of Dr. Abraham Kaufman, various Zionist youth organizations and militias were organized, and they paraded in full uniform and with flags through the streets of Harbin.
Disaster hit the community with the arrival of the Japanese, who immediately began expropriating private property and terrorizing the civilian population. They allowed Russian groups to spearhead anti-Soviet and anti-Jewish campaigns. The Japanese did not single out Jews for extortion, but the Russians did, and the Japanese police approved of their activities. In the ensuing chaos 70% of Harbin Jews fled.
The Jewish exodus ripped out Harbin's mercantile heart. Manchukuo's economy began to sink even deeper and the Japanese realized that they could not develop North China without the Jews. Having learnt their lesson, they began to draw up plans to attract and utilize Jewish capital and ingenuity.
HARBIN JEWS MAKE PACT WITH JAPANESE
in 1937 at a meeting of the Far Eastern Jewish Council, Dr. Kaufman announced a pact with his genocidal overlords:
"We Jews, attending this racial conference, hereby proclaim we enjoy racial equality and racial justice under the national laws, and will cooperate with Japan and Manchukuo in building a new order in Asia. We appeal to our co-religionists.'
In 1939, Dr. Kaufman went on a trip to Tokyo where he visited government ministries, wining and dining with top Japanese officials. Before returning home, he was presented with an imperial award.
It is easy to understand Kaufman's cooperation: providing security for his people, profiting from the billions of yen the Japanese were investing in Manchukuo, and evading Unit 731. .
THE FIVE MINISTER'S CONFERENCE
In 1938, a meeting was held between the most powerful government and military leaders in Japan to discuss the Fugu Plan. It has become known as the 'Five Minister's Conference'. Rabbi Marvin Tokayer translated the contents of the meeting in his book 'The Fugu Plan'.
The debate was split between those desiring to develop good relations with world Jewry vs. those who insisted the Jews were too treacherous to work with.
General Nobutaka Shioden led the 'no' side. He argued that for years many countries had tried to keep a large Jewish population under control - Spain, Portugal, Russia, and Germany etc. Always, in the end, the only forms of successful "control" were slaughter or exile.
Wasn't it bad enough that Japan's mainland neighbour China was so thoroughly controlled by Jewish Communists? It might be suicidal to put a Jewish state in the interior of Manchukuo.
Shioden deemed the risk of a 'Manchukuo Jew- Communist Jew' collaboration especially high because in 1934 the Soviets unveiled the Jewish Autonomous Region, popularly known as 'Birobidzhan', situated on the Siberian-Manchukuo border. He asked the meeting; should Japan really contemplate setting up a Jewish community so near an area that was known to be a staging ground for the Russian-Jewish takeover of Manchukuo and China?
The 'pro' side countered Shioden's fears by suggesting that the settlement could be in the Shanghai area instead- or another Eastern coastal region.
Shioden's disagreed, believing no matter where the Jews settled they would conspire to ruin Japan. Referring to the Protocols he reminded everyone, 'we have seen what they themselves say are their ambitions, their goals: nothing less than the disruption and takeover of the world.'
It was then the 'pro' side's turn to argue their case, led by Government and finance minister Ikeda. 'Of course Japan can control the Jews! No matter where we settle them, we will maintain control over all their dealings with the outside world. Their self-government will only be on a local level... Hundreds of years ago, China permitted thousands of Jews to settle in the Kaifeng region. Did they take over! By no means! In time, China, having benefitted from their cleverness and industry, calmly swallowed them up until today there is no such thing as a 'Chinese Jew'.'
"And dangerous or not, we need the Jews. The settlers themselves will be an asset to Manchukuo and to Japan. As Ayukawan-San has said, 'No Japanese has ever made a good pair of shoes. But the Jewish shoemakers...' Even more important, their settlements will encourage other Jews to release the capital we can't get any other way. By simply welcoming these beleaguered Europeans, we will gain affection of the American Jews who control the press, the broadcast media, the film industry... and possibly president Roosevelt himself. We cannot afford to alienate the Jews. If Japan imitates Germany's severe control of the Jews, discrimination will develop in connection with our foreign trade. On the other hand, if Japan goes in the opposite direction and befriends the Jews, entirely new economic possibilities will open up before us."
In the end the meeting reached a compromise, 'our diplomatic ties with Germany and Italy require that we avoid publicly embracing the Jewish people... but we should not reject them as our allies do... This is particularly true in light of our need for foreign capital and our desire not to alienate America.'
SHANGHAI JEWS RESIST JEWISH ASYLUM SEEKERS
It was decided that Shanghai would house the biggest settlement. Plans were drawn up considering a variety of population levels, from eighteen thousand up to nine hundred thousand and all the necessities of daily life for up to a million refugees: elementary and high schools, synagogues, hospitals, sewer lines, industrial areas, parklands.
The Japanese never intended to pay all the costs themselves, rather they hoped Jewish world bankers and industrialists would follow their lead and fund the project.
The plans were derailed though when the Sephardim and Ashkenazim Jewish communities, the biggest and wealthiest Jewish communities in Shanghai, protested after the arrival of the first wave European refugees. They insisted that they couldn't accommodate anymore than a few thousand.
They created a joint delegation to lobby their case and even asked the Japanese if they could persuade their allies Germany, and Italy, to prevent Jews embarking from Europe to Shanghai.
RABBI STEPHEN WISE
The Japanese needed world Jewry to support a policy of mass Jewish immigration to China. They decided that the American Rabbi Steven S. Wise, President of the World Jewish Congress, was the man who would make or break their plans.
The Japanese believed Rabbi Wise to be the 'power behind the throne' in the US, noting his close relationships with Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt. Naval Captain Inuzuka wrote, 'He goes anywhere the President goes as the shadow follows form.'
In 1939 a third-party intermediary was sent to speak to Rabbi Wise but he dismissed out of hand any ideas of housing Jewish refugees in China. This is hardly surprising as he also worked in a variety of ways to block Jewish refugees passage to the US. These facts tell us he knew exactly where uprooted European Jews were destined: Palestine.
Ultimately 'The Fugu Plan' was unsuccessful, Manchukuo's Jewish population only rose from 5,000 to 17,000, and overall only 24,000 European Jews arrived at Chinese settlements before the end of WW2.
The story is worth remembering because it contains the following lessons:
- The Japanese need for a 'Fugu Plan' shows that despite qualms about cooperating with the Jews, in a financial and mercantile system, Jewish people, being master merchants and financiers, are indispensible.
- By seeking approval from Rabbi Wise and financiers like the Rothschild's, the Japanese knew that any empire would be doomed without backing of organized world Jewry.
-- This was borne out by Japan's fate in World War Two, especially as the target of two atomic bombs. We tend to forget that the Second World War removed not one but two potential obstacles to the NWO - Germany and Japan.
It is also worth reading through the 'Five Minister's Conference'. In their confused and tortured debate, we can see the Japanese were outsiders looking in. But they raised a question that has yet to be answered; what is the exact nature and scale of Jewish power?