Yoichi Shimatsu
Yoichi Shimatsu who is Editor at Large at the 4th Media is a free lance journalist based in Hong Kong. He is former Editor of the Japan Times Weekly. Mr. Yoi is a former Tsinghua University lecturer. He's been regularly writing to several global media outlets including US, China and so on. He's been frequently sitting on CCTV News, Blue Ocean Network TV and other global media outlets in China, Hong Kong and other countries.

The ebola pandemic began in late February in the former French colony of Guinea while UN agencies were conducting nationwide vaccine campaigns for three other diseases in rural districts. The simultaneous eruptions of this filovirus virus in widely separated zones strongly suggests that the virulent Zaire ebola strain (ZEBOV) was deliberately introduced to test an […]

All The Queen’s Men Can’t Save The Biowar Ebola Serum Minions of the British Crown pressured the World Health Organization (WHO) to schedule a two-day expert panel on the pros and cons of authorizing the use of untested experimental drugs inside the ebola outbreak zone. Celebrity microbiologists are hailing evangelical missionary Dr. Kent Brantly’s rebound from an ebola infection contracted in Sierra Leone, thanks to a novel wonder drug called ZMapp. With rapt attention, world audiences watched a thrilling televised drama of a chivalrous medical volunteer helping his felled female colleague, followed by a desperate flight out of Africa and then a stake-out of reporters in front of an American hospital. Tales emerged from an isolation chamber of how a chilled vial of “secret” serum dripping into the hero’s veins saved his life within an hour. If the astounding comeback from certain death sounds too good to be true, it probably is. In the media-driven panic over the spreading ebola contagion, any doubts about the antibody-based therapy and inconsistencies in the Brantly story are being trampled under a stampede of foreign medical personnel fleeing West Africa.

As the only non-European journalist to cover The Hague inquiry into the Amsterdam crash of El Al flight 1862 (October 1992), which destroyed a Biljmeer district apartment complex, I discovered many aspects of the Israeli security set-up at Schipol International Airport and the role of the Mossad intelligence agency in secret operations there, one of Europe’s business transport hubs. This same airport spy network is very likely involved in the recent crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 over the Ukraine. Covering the Biljmeer crash for Japan Playboy, I uncovered the sordid facts of how the official investigation back then was undone by a large network of Israeli intelligence agents who paid hush money to victims’ families, pressured injured firefighters from filing lawsuits over radiation exposure, and suppressed data from the hangar where the wreckage was stored.

MH370 Revisited Part 1: Malaysians Defy Zionist Disinformation At a closed-door seminar on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, veteran police commanders and retired military officers said that erroneous media reports and bizarre blogger theories are aimed at debunking the logical conclusion that the jetliner was hijacked. Trivialized speculation and futile searching have presented a mid-sea crash as the only possible scenario and a given fact without a shred of evidence. Meanwhile the country’s largest ad agency is pushing a cynical publicity campaign to persuade families and friends to give up the search for their loved ones. Across the capital Kuala Lumpur, gigantic billboards and electronic signs are posted with “condolences” and “mourning” for those aboard MH370, asserting without an iota of proof that the passengers are dead. The shadowy ad firm Ganad behind this cruel hoax is hardly a moral standard bearer, after admitting to unreported business contracts and bribery in a court of law last year.

Instead of a non-politicized investigation and lab analysis, the UN investigation of alleged nerve-gas attacks inside Syria was led by Professor Ake Sellstrom, a man of mystery who keeps a veil of secrecy around his research and political-military relationships. Sellstrom’s report on Syria for the UN and his prior inspections record in Iraq are dubious, to say the least. In the eyes of laymen, his seeming objectivity and non-partisanship is based on the myth of Sweden’s neutrality. The public assumes – wrongly- that Sweden never takes sides in wars or geopolitical conflicts. Fraud of Neutrality This cosmetic veneer of Swedish neutrality has been deftly exploited by Israel and NATO to perpetrate falsehoods throughout Sellstrom’s work for the UN, including denial of the chemical-and-biological causes for “Gulf War Syndrome” and the shipments of U.S. chemical weapons to the Saddam Hussein regime.

An unstoppable tide of radioactive trash and chemical waste from Fukushima is pushing ever closer to North America. An estimated 20 million tons of smashed timber, capsized boats and industrial wreckage is more than halfway across the ocean, based on sightings off Midway by a Russian ship’s crew. Safe disposal of the solid waste will be monumental task, but the greater threat lies in the invisible chemical stew mixed with sea water. This new triple disaster floating from northeast Japan is an unprecedented nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) contamination event. Radioactive isotopes cesium and strontium are by now in the marine food chain, moving up the bio-ladder from plankton to invertebrates like squid and then into fish like salmon and halibut.

KUALA LUMPUR –  Anyone with the chutzpah to accuse Israel of genocide is going to bring on a preemptive strike. That is as guaranteed as cream cheese on a bagel. The word “genocide” is loaded, since many and probably most Jews believe themselves to have a monopoly on the term.  Most often cited in reference to the […]

Yoichi Shimatsu says US has proved itself a poor advocate of democracy Carved on a plaque in its famous grassy quadrangle is the informal slogan of Tsinghua University: “Deeds speak louder than words”, which is the streetwise summary of its formal motto “Self-discipline and Social Commitment”. Either version explains how the US government has failed […]

Ten years ago, the Space Shuttle Columbia exploded on descent during a top-secret mission. At the time, my analysis of the cause of the blast drew support from American aerospace engineers along with angry death threats from zealots in the Israeli Air Force. Not only was the Israeli military incensed by my revealing that their faulty laser gun system had destroyed the U.S. space craft from within but also that the expose was seen as insulting to astronaut Ilan Ramon, the Israeli war hero who had earlier led the air strike on Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor. The Challenger disaster of January 28, 1986, was immediately followed by the greatest cover-up in aerospace history, an information blackout that continues till now, even after the termination of the shuttle program.

Bloggers have described Beijing’s media brawl between CCTV Dialogue anchor Yang Rui and Charlie Custer, editor of ChinaGeeks, as a “flame war” between two hot-heated individuals. The controversy is hardly a personal matter when taking into account the agenda and insider connections of Custer’s employer and paymaster, Link Media/Link TV. Ample evidence and the back story, in fact, reveal Link Media Inc. connections with intelligence services. Whatever prompted “Custer’s last stand”, his personal record does not indicate that he’s a shagadelic spy like Austin Powers, but just that he’s a “useful idiot” for media higher-ups who need suicide bloggers to make exploding noises to impress their government funders.

William Shakespeare is the world’s greatest playwright ever, and that he is for sure, but surprisingly there are certain interest groups who loathe the Bard: Some, though not all, Jews hate him for the Jewish money-lender character Shylock in “The Merchant of Venice” Some feminists, though not all, hate him for his misogynist portrayal in  […]

Financial speculators are turning their street theater known as Occupy Wall Street from anti-capitalism toward regime change in America. The protests out of Zuccotti Park and Ogawa Plaza are being retargeted to destabilize the U.S. economy through the shutdown of the Port of Oakland along with a “money withdrawal” campaign to pull savings accounts out of major banks. Blocking exports to Asia is not going to create jobs; rather it is aimed at spurring mass layoffs of unionized workers in the wine, cotton and fruit sectors while paralyzing Silicon Valley.

Anonymous, cosponsor of OWS, have already launched denial-of-service attacks on banks and financial security firms, while agents provocateurs are instigating violent clashes by throwing glass bottles at police officers in Oakland. The objectives of the assault against trade, banking and municipal governments are to socially isolate the residual left-liberal base to prevent the reelection of Barack Obama. Escalation into arson and looting can be expected to discredit labor unions and community groups, breaking the backbone of the Obama campaign.

Lampang, Thailand – The silvery surface reflecting lines of trees extends without horizon, merging with the sky, as if the whole world was underwater. Invisible from the causeway road are the farmhouses raised on stilts where Thai families huddle over the rising lake or the patches of high ground where their pale brahmin cattle nip […]

At the news of the suicide of Situationist founder Guy Debord in late 1994, I took it as the last act of a polemicist whose reputation had fallen into the footnotes in the history of the New Left. Certainly, nobody in their right or left mind could seriously follow his example of pulling the trigger […]

The Nazis are back on the streets of the Western world. This time, they’re not wearing swastika armbands or raising the straight-arm salute. Instead, neo-Nazi operatives are keeping a low profile, tweeting messages over iPhones, communicating with hand signals and brandishing propaganda posters from Adbusters. Despite appearances of free-for-all equality at Occupy Wall Street protests, […]

The American media’s avoidance of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS), as noted in the Chinese press, stands in sharp contrast with the zealous press coverage of pro-democracy protests at Tahrir Square that toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Perhaps the U.S. media do not want Barack Obama to suffer the same fate.    The United States, […]

In just this year, seven monks have torched themselves in protest of restrictions at Kirti monastery, in the Aba district of Sichuan Province. Prior to self-immolation, each monk called for Chinese authorities to permit the homecoming of the 14th Dalai Lama. The burnings follow upon earlier suicides by a dozen monks and a nun.    […]

Coco Chanel famously said: “My friends, there are no friends.” The French fashion designer, a Nazi collaborator during the wartime occupation, would have found a comfortable fit in with the “Friends of Libya” in New York. The meeting, a sequel to an earlier summit in Sarkozy’s Paris, is aimed at expanding international support for the […]

A virtual unknown to the world, Japan’s new prime minister is Yoshihiko Noda, who has just scored an upset in the 5-way premiership race as the dark horse of the Finance Ministry. If you’re not interested in money, that’s all there is to know so go back to playing your computer game. If, however, you’ve  […]

The handshake between President Richard Nixon and Chairman Mao Zedong that began the integration of the People’s Republic of China into the international community has just reached its apotheosis. Over the past two weeks, a series of muted codewords and subtle gestures may not have exhibited the drama of the Nixon-Mao breakthrough yet it nevertheless […]

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