READERS IN COUNCIL - Freedom of speech under attack [Yukihisa Fujita & The Washington Post incident]
Title: Freedom of Speech Under Attack
Source: The Japan Times
Author: By Keisuke Akita
Published: Sunday, Mar. 21, 2010
The Washington Post editorial "Poisonous thinking in Japan" (which The Japan Times printed on this page March 10) is an example of an attack on freedom of speech. The editorial denounces a Japanese Upper House lawmaker (Yukihisa Fujita) for raising doubts about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
A ruling Democratic Party of Japan lawmaker who was criticized by The Washington Post for what it described as a ‘‘bizarre’’ conspiracy theory on the Sept 11, 2001, terror attacks received a stern warning from a senior DPJ lawmaker on Thursday.
DPJ Administration Committee Chairman Tenzo Okumura told Yukihisa Fujita, who serves as director general of the International Department of the DPJ, to watch what he says given the importance of his post, according to a participant at the meeting.
In its editorial dated March 8, The Washington Post presented Fujita’s views on the terror attacks, including his argument that some hijackers remain alive and that ‘‘shadowy forces’’ with advance knowledge of the plot profited from stock trading.
The U.S. daily described his views as a ‘‘bizarre, half-baked and intellectually bogus’’ conspiracy theory and said they ‘‘seem to reflect a strain of anti-American thought that runs through the DPJ and the government of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.’‘
Title: US should put 9/11 to rest with facts
Source: Arab News "The MIDDLE EAST's Leading English Language Daily"
Published: Tuesday 16 March 2010
US SHOULD PUT 9/11 TO REST WITH FACTS
Why should any challenge to official version be treated as treachery?
It’s been almost nine years since the Sept. 11 attacks yet questions still remain and accusations keep coming. Last week an influential elected member of Japan’s ruling Democratic Party and head of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs Yukisha Fujita said he believes that 9/11 was perpetrated by shadowy forces within America and then covered-up. He also claims that at least eight of the hijackers are still alive and suggests that The World Trade Center Building 7 was deliberately demolished with explosives.
Title: An interview that ran off the track
Source: The Japan Times
Published: Sunday, Mar. 14, 2010
By YUKIHISA FUJITA
Member of the House of CouncilorsTokyo
As a member of the Diet's Upper House and as director general of the Democratic Party of Japan's International Department, I wish to comment on the circumstances of The Washington Post editorial "Poisonous thinking in Japan," which The Japan Times published on this page March 10. [The editorial referred to my ideas about the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks as "bizarre."]
A mis-represented interview in the Washington Post incorrectly claimed that Japan's MP Fujita said that the 9/11 hijackers are alive and that 9/11 was a complete hoax. Dr. David Ray has doubts that Fujita made such a claim, however, Dr. Griffin went on to confirm that 9/11 was a hoax and the hijackers were alive after 9/11/2001 in this March 9 interview with Russia Today.
Below is a statement made by Yukihisa Fujita today about the interview with Lee Hockstader, Editorial Writer for the Washington Post.
March 10, 2010
Comment on Circumstances of Washington Post Editorial Dated Mar 8, 2010
Member of the House of Councillors
Office Tel: 3508-8205
At 10:30 am on March 3, 2010, Lee Hockstader, Editorial Writer for the Washington Post, visited myself (Yukihisa Fujita, member of the House of Councillors, and Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) International Department Director General) having made an interview request on the subject of “Japan’s stance on and shifting attitudes toward immigration” via the Foreign Press Center, Japan. (original interview request and questions in Japanese available on request)
"Yet while serving out a hit piece against the global “9/11 Truth” movement, it is in fact the editors of the Washington Post who are demonstrably “fact-averse”."
Title: The Washington Post on “Lunatic” 9/11 “Conspiracy Theorists”
Source: Dissident Voice
By Jeremy R. Hammond
March 9th, 2010
An editorial in the Washington Post yesterday slammed Japanese member of parliament Yukihisa Fujita because he “seems to think that America’s rendering of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, is a gigantic hoax.” His “ideas” about the terrorist attacks “are too bizarre, half-baked and intellectually bogus to merit serious discussion.”
THE STRAITS TIMES
Mar 9, 2010
Fujita Denies calling 9/11 a hoax
TOKYO - A LAWMAKER and foreign policy expert of Japan's centre-left ruling party Tuesday denied telling The Washington Post that he suspects the September 11, 2001 attack on New York was a hoax.
In an editorial Monday, the US newspaper said Yukihisa Fujita, a lawmaker of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), had questioned that the attacks were the work of terrorists.
The only good thing about 9/11 is to see brave figures rising, like Fujita, Gage, Jones, Jersey Girls & many others restoring the face of truth. This article can be one of those defining examples of how influential media are sabotage a serious and fact based discussion about what happened on September 11, 2001. The presentation of an authoritative and genuine politician from Japan, who risks his neck for the sake of truth.
Title: A leading Japanese politician espouses a 9/11 fantasy
Source: The Washington Post
YUKIHISA FUJITA is an influential member of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan. As chief of the DPJ's international department and head of the Research Committee on Foreign Affairs in the upper house of Japan's parliament, to which he was elected in 2007, he is a Brahmin in the foreign policy establishment of Washington's most important East Asian ally. He also seems to think that America's rendering of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, is a gigantic hoax.
Ron Paul Camp Snubs Japanese Peacemaker Yukihisa Fujita
by IndyInAsia on Feb.21, 2010, under Economy, International Relations, US News, World News
Is it Ron Paul himself? Is it Ron Paul staff members out of control, failing to communicate to Congressman Dr. Paul?
Why does Ron Paul refuse to meet Yuki Fujita?
Yukihisa Fujita, Director-General of the International Department of The Democratic Party of Japan (ruling party), and Director of the Committee on Financial Affairs in the House of Councillors (upper house) of the National Diet of Japan, who is somewhat of a folk hero to many Ron Paul RƎVO˩UTIONaries, has been trying diligently for months to make a personal contact with Congressman Dr. Paul. During that time, multiple faxes to multiple Ron Paul fax numbers, multiple phone calls to multiple Ron Paul offices, attempts by people with personal access to Dr. Paul, and finally, a plea from the Japanese Embassy directly to Ron Paul’s Congressional Offices in Washington, all have gone for naught, the inquiry from the Japanese government meeting with a flat refusal.
This is the ads they put on trains in Japan,
Left in white letters with black(and partially with red) in the back says:
"Now unravelling - 9/11 NY Terror Mystery"
Richard Gage Arrives Safely In Japan!
Richard Gage has arrived in Japan after his very successful Hard Evidence Down Under Tour in Australia and New Zealand see www.thehardevidence.com
On the way from the airport to our home, we stopped off for dinner at a Japanese noodle restaurant and I was able to interview him for a video podcast. Check it out!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAn2-Yc310k 9 mins 59 secs
Things have been extremely busy for me with organizing his seven stop tour in Japan as well as the preparation of all the conference material, including a 24 page pamphlet that has never before published Japanese translations of some important scientific studies that will help validate Mr. Gage's presentation. We have also prepared a Japanese version of his DVD, 911, Blueprint for Truth, for conference participants. It will be available for purchase from Jan 19th, 2010.
If we want a world that is safe for all children, where they can live in harmony and happiness, then we are going to have to look carefully at what we have done in the past and what we are doing right now.
SERIOUSLY, we need more politicians like him!!
Yukihisa Fujita on Ron Paul Radio
Yukihisa Fujita IndyInAsia Jack Blood 09/11/09
This is a rough cut of the September 11, 2009 IndyInAsia & Jack Blood interview with Yukihisa Fujita - Part 1. Callers include William Rodriguez, Manny Badillo, and more.
Yukihisa Fujita, a member of the Upper House of the Japanese Diet (Parliament) has recently published a book titled:
"Questioning 9/11 Terror at the National Diet - Can Obama Change the USA?"
Co-authors of the book are David Ray Griffin, Yumi Kikuchi, Akira Doujimaru.and Chihaya
Councilor Fujita is a current member and former director of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense. In this function he questioned 9/11 three times in parliament. Fujita claims that 9/11 as the main reason for the "War on Terror" needs to be newly investigated in order to find peaceful solutions.
On April 8 there was a formal reception on the ocassion of the publishing Mr. Fujita's book
at the Tokyo Dome Hotel.
The event was organized and promoted by a large group of Mr. Fujita's supporters including the Chairman of the daily newspaper Japan Times, several leading representatives of the Democratic Party and several business excecutives. They hosted the event in honour of Mr. Fujita
Yumi Kikuchi, a well known peace and 9/11 activist first presented a video lecture that had been prepared by co-author of the book, Akira Doujimaru, who lives in Spain and was not present at the event. The presentation explained in great detail the numerous main points that completely contradict the official 9/11 account of the US administration and the mainstream media. It was made clear that 9/11 is used to constantly justify wars.
Continued... (with photos)
Akira says he's not a truther but rather a LIE DETECTOR!, says his English is not flawless, but he's hoping to wake up more citizens around the world.
Please check it out and tell others!!
Councillor Fujita, along with three Japanese 9/11 Truthers is publishing a book on 9/11 Truth!!
Titled "Questioning 9/11 Terror at the National Diet - Can Obama USA Change?," Mr. Fujita presents numerous unanswered questions on 9/11 in order to wake up more Japanese citizens.
If you have friends or family members in Japan, please let them know about this book.
Amazon.co.jp will start taking orders shortly.
And tell them about this blog:
P.S. I was truly honored to be one of the co-authors here.
POLITICAL LEADERS FOR 9/11 TRUTH LAUNCHED TODAY
Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth (pl911truth.com) is today being launched as the latest formal group calling for a new investigation into the events of September 11, 2001. The organization is headed by Councilor (Senator) Yukihisa Fujita of Japan and former Senator Karen Johnson of Arizona.
This initiative is formed around a petition asking President Obama "to authorize a new, truly independent, investigation to determine what happened on 9/11."
Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth thus joins other concerned citizens’ groups calling for a new investigation, including Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth, Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice, and Veterans for 9/11 Truth.
Independent researchers from these professions have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that the official investigations have been cover-up operations.
The Rock Creek Free Press has been recognized by Project Censored for our coverage of one of the year's 25 most censored stories: "Japan Questions 9/11 and the Global War on Terror".
9/11 And "War On Terror" Questioned In Japan`s Parliament Landmark Speech By Congressman Yukihisa Fujita
(edited version of the 20 minute long speech - complete version will be added)
On October 22, 2008, Yukihisa Fujita, Congressman for the Democratic Party of Japan made a 20 minute speech on the floor of the Japanese Diet or House of Representatives. For the third time this year he directly questioned the official version of 9/11..
By JOHN SPIRI - Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - Special to The Japan Times
In a September 2003 article for The Guardian newspaper, Michael Meacher, who served as Tony Blair's environment minister from May 1997 to June 2003, shocked the establishment by calling the global war on terrorism "bogus." Even more controversially, he implied that the U.S. government either allowed 9/11 to happen, or played some role in the destruction wrought that day. Besides Meacher, few politicians have publicly questioned America's official 9/11 narrative — until Diet member Yukihisa Fujita.
In January 2008 Fujita, a member of the Democratic Party of Japan, asked the Japanese Parliament and Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda to explain gaping holes in the official 9/11 story that various groups — including those who call themselves the "911 Truth Movement" — claim to have exposed.
Fujita, along with a growing number of individuals — including European and American politicians — are leading a charge to conduct a thorough, independent investigation of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001.
UPDATE: Part 2 added:
Sunday March 30, 2008
Alex Jones (national Sunday edition) interviews Japanese MP Yukihisa Fujita of the Democratic Party of Japan, a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet of Japan (national legislature), who questions the official 9/11 narrative/myth and the endless "war on terror." Mr Fujita may be the single most important person to step forward to ask hard questions about the catalyzing event that changed the shape of world history.
(17 Minutes - 5.4 Meg)
* source = http://www.infowars.com
BBC5.tv present Oscar winning actress, Marion Cotillard, discussing the absurd notion that the Twin Towers and WTC7 collapsed due to fire. Also starring David Lynch, Charlie Sheen, Mos Def, Rosie O'Donnell and Yukihisa Fujita.
These people should now, according to U.S. news network MSNBC, be sent to secret prisons in Eastern Europe where they would undoubtedly be savagely tortured. Although if marion's going to be there, it could be worse. ;)
Gillian Norman is working toward an international distribution later this year;
"Five years after the dogs of war slipped the leash - with more than 1.2 million dead in Iraq, countless millions maimed, homeless and hungry; Afghanistan a smouldering wreck of a nation seething in bitter resentment; a legacy of depleted uranium deforming the next generation and blowing it’s cancerous death sentence in the wind – our hard-earned tax dollars are still at work wreaking devastation and destruction.
But who really cares? As one observant Aussie put it: “Oh yeah, we all know 9/11 was an inside job, but we’re over that…” Sure, it doesn’t really matter – just as long as we’ve got cold stubbies in the esky, meat on the barbie and the footy on the telly. The facts of the 9/11 events don’t surprise many people I meet, though most prefer not to let the truth get in the way of the comfortable numbness of silent complicity.
Yet like the lone voice of the fearless child who laughed at the naked Emperor when the chattering herd were all praising his imaginary regal dress, an assorted rabble of persistent 9/11 Truthers, Sydney Truth Action, has held up this issue with the tenacity of a hungry dog with a bone. Taking the issue to the streets on the 11th of every month, in discussions on blogs and radio broadcasts this group of activists is part of a growing Australian movement of businessmen, academics, mums and students who are not afraid to stand for the truth.
Members of We are Change UK were at the European Parliament in Brussels to watch the Premiere of Zero, a new film that questions the official version of events on 9/11. A panel of guests were in attendance to answer questions before and after the film. These included David Ray Griffin, Yukisha Fujita MP and Giullietto Chiesa MEP.
David Ray Griffin is one of the leading authors on 9/11, having written 6 books on the subject. His newest book looks at the 25 largest contradictions in the 9/11 Commission Report.
Here is the first video from the 9/11 Truth Debate in the European Parliament, with an interview with Japanese Parlementarian Yukihisa Fujita and comments from 911Belgium's spokeperson Mark Dermul. The video was created by the Spanish & French representatives of 9/11 Truth.
More video will follow shortly.
The beautiful city of Amsterdam last weekend witnessed perhaps Europes first ever assemblage of 9/11 activists for a very special 2 day gathering.
Amongst the many dedicated and talented activists in attendance were Japanese MP Yukihisa Fujita and Italian MEP Giulietto Chiesa fresh from their meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels a few days prior. Other notable attendee's included Icelandic writer and scholar Elias+Davidsson, Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen Niels Harrit and international war law expert and founder of The Campaign to Make War History Mr Chris Coverdale.
As well as introductions and reports from each country represented; future strategies, tactics and methods were discussed and debated.
Sunday morning featured a presentation of WTC 7 evidence from Professor Niels Harrit followed in the afternoon by a presentation and discussion of war law by Chris Coverdale which ran parallel with a workshop on grassroots activism.
Countries represented; France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Iceland, Sweden, Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, Scotland & England.
MP Yukihisa Fujita
In addition to the skepticism recently voiced in New Zealand by Dr. Koechler, he has updated an essay originally presented at the Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang back in December, 2007. The essay will be published in Studies in International Relations, Vol. XXX, later this year.
The essay is called, "The “Global War on Terror” and its Implications for Muslim-Western Relations". Here are some excerpts;
At the beginning of the 21st century, a comprehensive analysis of the notion and practice of the so-called “global war on terror” and the role that has been “assigned” to Islam in this antagonistic, almost hypocritically Manichaean, post-September 11 scenario has remained a desideratum – in spite of all the proclamations to the contrary. My preliminary philosophical reflections focus on the aspect of the “metaphysical enemy” in the context of the actual discourse on terrorism and the global order...
In the framework of international power politics in which the term is used today, “terrorism” has become a reified concept that signifies an enemy for whose actions no motivation other than “doing evil” is being admitted. Thus, the term has become a kind of value label employed in a specific context of (often undeclared) political interests, with the purpose of de-humanizing the adversary and, thus, gaining the moral high ground in confrontations that are often driven by economic interests, not by a commitment to moral or legal principles. Accordingly, the construct of a “global war on terror” attributes to “terrorism” a kind of mythical dimension, personalizing something which is a method of violence or tactic – as distinct from the acting subject against whom alone a war can be fought. Thus, the collective effort described as “war” in this sense implies a rather strange reification of actual conflict situations the causes of which those who claim to act in self-defense refuse to analyze.