Conservative daily Sankei apologizes for running anti-Semitic ad


A conservative national daily on Saturday apologized for carrying an advertisement for books whose author claims that Jewish people were behind the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

The advert ran in a Nov. 26 regional edition of the Sankei Shimbun and promoted the works of Richard Koshimizu, a self-styled journalist and activist who also blames Jews for the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks in the United States.

The natural disasters of 2011 sparked the man-made Fukushima nuclear disaster and left 18,000 people dead or missing.

A little-known figure in Japan, Koshimizu used the promotional space to market a book claiming the United States is a “Jewish dictatorship state” that detonated an atomic bomb deep underwater to deliberately trigger the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated Japan’s northeast coastline.

In another book featured in the ad, Koshimizu claims the Holocaust was a fabrication designed to establish the state of Israel.

“It is extremely regrettable that an advertisement of this content was carried and delivered to our readers, and we deeply apologize to readers and the people of the Jewish community,” Sankei President Takamitsu Kumasaka said in a statement published in the paper.

“It was obvious there was a fault in our screening of advertisements,” he said.

Kumasaka added that he received a letter of protest over the ad from Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish rights group.

“The Sankei considers the Holocaust by the Nazis as an unforgivable, heinous crime and does not side,” the president said.

The Sankei said the ad was in the Tokai/Hokuriku edition covering central Japan, where it has a circulation of 5,000 copies.

Japan does not have a large Jewish community and the vast majority of the populace practices a mixture of imported Buddhism and indigenous Shintoism.

  • soudeska

    I’m sure Mr. Kumasaka is soooo sorry. Because Sankei Shimbun is not at all racist and would never justify any atrocities committed in WWII, or promote any ridiculous conspiracy theories.

  • Osaka Ali

    The missionaries of holocaustianity eye the conversion of the Japanese multitudes to their religion. Expect ‘holocaust-denial’ criminal laws in Japan soon.

  • Jeremy West

    Sankei HAS to apologize or risk the country being struck by another mega earthquake and tsunami.

  • Doc Lemm

    Why apologize for free speech?

  • thepoisonousmushroom2

    This is all true

  • Aripho

    Truth hurts . . .

  • AtomicMetroid

    haha more and more people are calling the Zionist evil out. good. Until the world calls them by name and exposes them, they will continue on. Call them by name.

  • AtomicMetroid

    Find who you cannot criticize and you find who rules over you.

  • Billo

    Check out Jim Stone freelance for his coverage and analysis of what happened at Fukushima. If he is correct, this was a despicable act of war by Israel.

  • Elba

    Japan is Israel’s last bastion. They can’t break it! Little known fact: Israelis are looked upon with great suspicion by immigration authorities in Japan- all Israelis are considered “potential spies” (and with good reason). Japan currently is not suffering from rampant out of control immigration, “gender” troubles, or race protests. The homeless there are orderly, polite and actually hard working (collecting cans etc). Jews HATE that. They want every nation to be under Talmudic law: confused, Marxist, and destructive.

  • Hp B

    Hahahahaha! Yeah, the truth really does suck, doesn’t it?
    It’s deja vu’ all over again. (duh)

  • gordonehil

    The comments here are a breath of fresh air. Many readers have clearly ‘smelt the coffee’.

  • musimann

    so telling the trurh is anti-semetic? odd the jews are not even semites – they are Khazars……. Israel is the dirtiest player on the international scene – but if you say anything about it – they accuse you of being anti-semite.

  • musimann

    The Jews hate the Japanese because they are real race and a real culture and they have a real history and a real religion – something the Jews do not have. It was the Jews in America that wanted to drop the bomb on Japan – they got the sucker Truman to do it. The also financed the Russo/Jap wars in the early 1900’s.

  • Muhammad Abbass

    Another own goal by the Jewish lobby.

  • wombleranger

    Well this makes sense considering that Japan is still an occupied nation and is directly influenced by the U.S. and there zionist regime.

  • Ritchard

    OH,Oh the cat’s out of the bag. Can you say under sea drones. Quickly now media damage control and disinfo.

  • Cuchulain

    The next thing you know, they’ll be saying that Israel has nuclear weapons. They do? So sorry.

  • Truman Golden

    No apologies required.

  • Augustus3709

    Give the Jews credit (no pun intended), they are fanatical about their PR and they spend incredible amounts of money to promote a favorable image.

    It’s up to you whether or not you believe them.