Any tension or source of disagreement between Japan and the United States is fearfully presented as evidence that Japan is about to disregard US interests and assert themselves as a major power in order to turn against the United States and Britain.
PCG also fearfully announces that Japan is about to remove any restraints on the use of their Self-Defense Forces and that Japan is plotting to make nuclear weapons. (In fact many Japanese people utterly hate that idea and make their feelings heard to any Japanese politician who dares to utter such a thing.)
PCG's demonization of Japan is particularly cynical in that Japan is generally not treated as being particularly important in COG prophetic speculations (which very often have been proven wrong). Considering what HWA taught there is no need for PCG to demonize Japan in this way, but they choose to do so over and over again.
It is disgusting to see PCG's writers exploiting the injustices and tragedies caused by successive Japanese governments' militarism up to 1945 simply to keep their readers fearful and frightened of fanciful enemies. The readers do not see that PCG's leaders do not have the readers' interest at heart.
If I thought the writers of PCG were being sincere and simply trying to inform their readers I would have no problem with that. It is good to discuss and expose the many crimes and atrocities that were caused by the militarism of successive Japanese governments that occurred until 1945.
But to exploit this sorrowful history just to get people to pay three tithes and extra offerings is just disgusting, and a terrible exploitation of the mass suffering that occurred and which we still grapple with. This demonization of Japan is just a relatively small part of PCG's demonization of the entire world carefully designed to make people isolate themselves from the surrounding society and join PCG and devote all their energies to building it up for the benefit of a few privileged leaders within PCG.
What xenophobic bile these writers make!
But what can one expect from a group that dares to belittle the Srebrenica Massacre as just "a crime of passion" and falsely accuses Germany of starting the Yugoslav Wars in December 1991 when the armed conflict actually started in June?
I take great delight in exposing the writers who chose to demonize Japan simply to get people fearful for no good reason and frighten them into giving PCG their money.
Whenever possible the authors are named but many of these articles are written anonymously.
In Japan We Trust by J. Tim Thompson
Japan—What Does the Future Hold? by J. Tim Thompson
Sony Chairman Predicts Financial Collapse
Pearl Harbor: A Warning Unheeded by Gary Rethford
Is the World Unraveling Financially by J. Tim Thompson
Rewriting History by Ryan Malone
Japan’s Long History of Militarism by Ryan Malone
March Toward Armageddon by Ryan Malone
Japan's Place in the Future by Gareth Fraser and Ron Fraser
(This article was later used as Chapter 4 of PCG's booklet, Russia and China in Prophecy, in its 2009 revision, and in subsequent printings. However this article appears anonymously.)
A Nuclear Japan?
Viewpoint: A Tale of Two Perspectives by Ryan Malone
Japan, Iran Oil Deal Irks U.S.
Japan, North Korea Closer
Japan Told to Put Article 9 in File 13
Japan Stirs by Ron Fraser
The Contest for World Domination by Ryan Malone
Koizumi’s Huge Election Win to Reform Japan
Japan’s Constitution Makeover
The Looming Dangers of American Debt by Robert Morley
The Key to Japan's Revival by Ron Fraser
Ford’s Market Share Slips Behind Japan
A New Era for Japan by Ron Fraser
Pressure Mounts on Japan to Go Nuclear
Hawkish Prime Minister to Create New Japan
A Leaner, Meaner Japan by Brad MacDonald
Japan--On the Rise Again by Ron Fraser
Right-Wing Extremism Grows in Japan
Russia and Japan Move to Strengthen Energy Ties
The Great Global Power Transfer by Ron Fraser
Right-Wing Extremism Rising
Japan Drops Dollar to Buy Iran's Oil by Robert Morley
Japan Continues to Break Military Taboos by Brad MacDonald
Double Quakes Rock Japan by Robert Morley
Japan and China to Launch Massive Lunar Projects
Japan Ends Support for Afghan War
America Exhorts Japan to Increase Military Spending
Japan Furious at U.S. Military Misconduct
A Military Love Triangle: America, China and Japan
America Exhorts Japan to Increase Military Spending
China Becomes Japan’s Largest Trade Partner
America Calls on Japan to Reinterpret Its Pacifist Constitution
Japan to Make “Clear Shift” Away From U.S.
Is Japan Turning Its Back on Its Pacifist Constitution? by Andrew Miller
Japanese Opposition Wants American Troops Out of Japan
Japan Warming to the Idea of Nukes
Japan’s Military Looks to the Final Frontier
Japan Abandons America by Robert Morley
Political Upheaval in Japan by Robert Morley
Japan's Next Government by Jeremiah Jacques
Japan's Next Government -- Part 2 by Richard Palmer
Japan Eager to Boost Ties With China
Japan Wants East Asian Community
Nations of the East Agree to Unite by David Vejil
Is the U.S.-Japan Relationship Unraveling?
China and Japan Plan First Joint Military Exercises
Japan Scoots Towards China by Jeremiah Jacques
U.S.-Japan Security Partnership Continues to Weaken
Japan: Nationalism on the Rise by Jeremiah Jacques
Japan Deserting Its Postwar Pacifism?
Japan--Turning It Around? by Ron Fraser
An Earthquake of a Different Kind Rocks Japan by Robert Morley
(My word! How "compassionate" this is. Just after Japan goes through one of the most severe catastrophes they have experienced since 1945 Morley decides to allude to that catastrophe just to make a "catchy" title. Well, I am not impressed one little bit.)
The Coming Nuclear Meltdown by Ron Fraser
(And of course Ron Fraser uses the horrifying disaster at Fukushima to fear monger that nuclear war is just about to strike the United States.)
Japan's Quake Repercussions Hit America
Russia Steps in to Supply Japan’s Energy Needs
Will Japan Ever Be the Same? by Robert Morley
Japan: Do You Remember Herbert W. Armstrong? by Gareth Fraser
Japan Appoints Sixth Leader in Five Years
China and Japan Agree to Far-Reaching Currency Pact by Andrew Miller
China and Japan to Start Direct Currency Trading
The Day Japan’s Emperor Hirohito Greeted Herbert W. Armstrong by Gareth Fraser
Dispute With Japan Brings China and Taiwan Closer
China Threatens to Pull Pin on Global Economic Hand Grenade by Robert Morley
Germany and Japan: Biopharmaceutical Axis Powers by Andrew Miller
Herbert W. Armstrong's Speech to Japanese Officials and International Ambassadors
Hawks Ascend to Power in Asia by Jeremiah Jacques
Will China Call America’s Military Bluff? by Jeremiah Jacques
Russia Joins China in Provoking U.S. Ally [Japan] by Jeremiah Jacques
China Refutes Japan’s Claim of Weapons Radar Use
The Day the Dollar Dies by Robert Morley
Emperor Hirohito Awarded Herbert W. Armstrong Order of the Sacred Treasure by Gareth Fraser
Beijing Says Okinawa May Belong to China by Jeremiah Jacques
Shinzo Abe’s Japanese Economic Renaissance by Ron Fraser
The Fiction of Japan's Self Defense Force by Ron Fraser
Japan’s Deputy Leader: ‘Tokyo Could Learn From Nazis’ by Jeremiah Jacques
Japan Unveil Biggest Warship Since WWII
Is Japan's Military Secret About to Come Out? by Jeremiah Jacques
A Savage History by Jeremiah Jacques
Imperial Japan Rising?
Don’t Worry, Putin, Asia Has Your Back by Jeremiah Jacques
Russia, China, and Japan —Not U.S.— Are Priorities for New Indian Leader by Jeremiah Jacques
Does Japan’s Historic Constitutional Change Mean Its Military Secret Will Soon Come Out? by Jeremiah Jacques