Issuikai boss seeks worldwide new right | The Japan Times Online
An interesting article on the Far right nationalists / tribal supremacists in Japan who recently reached across the water to BNP, FN, and other Eurofascist groups. (h/t Oyvind Strommen)
Unlike those who belong to Japan’s traditional rightwing groups, Kimura, who joined the group in 1981 and became its leader in 2000, considers himself something of an internationalist.
A graduate of the prestigious Keio University and fluent in English, Kimura seeks to forge links with international rightwing groups and others, and counts among his friends French rightwing leader Jean Le Pen and Uday Hussein, a son of deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. He says he has visited Iraq 12 times.
Proudly displaying a watch he claimed was “a present” from Saddam Hussein and showing off a photo of him and Uday, Kimura says he has no regrets about publishing in early March a book exhorting Saddam Hussein to resist the U.S.-led invasion.
“America says it went to war with Iraq because it had weapons of mass destruction. But no such weapons have been found. The war with Iraq was, under international law, an illegal invasion,” Kimura said on a recent trip to Osaka.
In late March, he traveled to France to meet Le Pen, whom his group supports.
“Le Pen told me that he greatly admired Japan’s tough immigration laws and that France needed something similar to control the flow of illegal workers,” Kimura said.
Although it only has 30 full-time members, Issuikai’s small size belies its influence, at least in the media.