Sunday, October 05, 2008

Mr. Fujita's questions on 9/11 chosen as No. 24 in the Top 25 Censored Stories

Project Censored chose the Top 25 censored stories for 2009 and amazingly, one Japanese story is in the list. (I guess it is not so amazing actually, as I know all too well about the mainstream media censorship that goes on in Japan...).

Anyway, the story that was chosen about a topic that I am very involved in!

Parliament member Mr. Yukihisa Fujita asked questions to Mr. Fukuda, who was at that time the Prime Minister of Japan. The questions concerned not only the inconsistencies in the official version of what happened on Sept. 11th., but also debated the ethics of renewing Japan's 'anti-terror law' which supports the coalition forces operating in Afghanistan. Mr. Fujita pointed out that the US has not provided credible information that links al-Qaeda to Sept 11th.

The parliamentary session was broadcast by NHK TV live but not one newspaper or TV program even mentioned it that day or in the days following. To this day, almost no one in Japan knows about it!

There was and still is a total media blackout despite the importance of Mr. Fujita's questions!!

Please read what Project Censored wrote by clicking here.


Gray said...

Strange that to get in depth news about Japan you have to rely upon foreign sources.

This story received more attention abroad due to its connection to 9/11 but one has to wonder if a diligent press service (do any exist anymore?) was let loose in Japan for a week or two, how many scandals would be uncovered with only the slightest effort.

teddy said...

More attention abroad? The only place I ever saw it was Well, actually, it was reported by the Japan times about 3 or 4 months later. That situation of sensorship helped wake up at least one of my friends. I remember going to work the morning after Fujita was on TV. I looked through every news paper to show people. It would be my redemption that 911 was an inside job and that I wasn't the only one that believed it. To my disappointment, not a single news paper covered the story. That fact made my friend investigate what was going on and he's now a 911 truther thanks in part to the media black out of Mr. Fujita.