What is written in this article is highly credible. A slip of the tongue by Nobuteru Ishihara, who said “satyam” (Aum training facility) instead of Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, created some uproar. This article makes me fully understand the reason.
English translation of a Japanese article: Monju Bosatsu (Soure: Ashura) – November 2, 2012 –
If Aum Shinrikyo Had Succeeded in Coup, Would We Have Had Ishihara Cabinet?
– Truth About Shintato Ishihara Resigned From The Diet –
If Aum Shinrikyo, a cult organization, had succeeded in coup, would we have had Ishihara Cabinet?
Why did Ishihara take off his Diet member’s pin?
What makes Ishihara go abnormally frenzied about Korean issue?
The gist of the reason is as follows:
The mandala behind the seat on which Asahara, a founder of Aum, sat was painted by Shintaro Ishihara’s fourth son, Hirotaka, a painter. And Ishihara made great efforts to have Aum approved as a religious organization.
It is undeniable fact that Aum stuck to being approved as a religious organization as soon as possible.
As Aum was a qualified religious organization, the police and the prefectural government could not enter its training facilities for investigation.
This is different from a case of a private school, Totsuka Yacht School.
Aum members thoroughly learned the ins and outs of a coup from North Korean agents and actually abducted many young people. They carried out military training to prepare for a coup.
The former chief cabinet secretary of the cult disclosed a bombshell testimony that they had predicted election of Shintaro Ishihara as prime minister in the case of a successful coup.
Aum had contemplated a coup to topple Japan. There was a plan that Ishihara was to be appointed as prime minister. Ishihara dealt with the prosecutor’s office on the condition that his son’s involvement with Aum should never be disclosed and then resigned from the Diet.
He accepted a “plea-bargain” (or secret deal) with the prosecutor’s office and resigned from his official job or quit the Diet. This made the case shrouded in the darkness.
Shintaro Ishihara quit the Diet several weeks after the police started raiding the Aum facilities.
Koichi Hamada pointed his finger at Ishihara in his book “State of Emergency by Hamako,” which reads “Ishihara had donated an enormous amount of money to Aum.”
When Hamako spoke about Ishihara’s connection with Aum for the first time, Japan was in the middle of the Aum incident. Ishihara hastily quit the Diet during his term of office.
It is a matter of common sense that Ishihara, a devoted believer in Reiyukai, a new religion group, has close links with the Unification Church (Korean cult religion), which is affiliated with Reiyukai.