In case you missed it, Japan recently had two earthquakes, the one political, in Okinawa Prefecture, and the other geophysical, near the city of Habuka. Now, before we talk about the second one, let's address the first one. I made this a "tidbit" story a little over a week ago, but now there's more information, and it begs commentary. Consider the original tidbit and the following information it contained:

Okinawa Elects All Anti-U.S.-Bases Candidates

Now, look what happened: Okinawa prefecture elected a unanimous slate of anti-American-base candidates:

Hiroshi Taka

Data: (* = elected)

   For the Governor

     * ONAGA Takeshi (Anti-base)      360,820

       NAKAIMA Hirokazu (former Governor)  261,076

   For the Mayor of Naha, prefectural capital

      * SHIROMA Mikiko (Anti-base)    101,052

       YONEDA Kanetosh (supported by LDP-Komeito)   57,768

   For the Prefectural Assembly member from Naha

       * HIGA Mizuki (Anti-base)  74,427

        YAMAKAWA Noriji (LDP)  61,940

  For the Prefectural Assembly member from Nago

        *GUSHIKEN Toru (Anti-base)    15,374

         SIEMATSI Bunshinmatsu Bunshin (LDP)     14,281″

Then, five days later, a major quake struck Japan near the city of Habuka:

Damage worse than thought in Japanese earthquake

Now note something about The USA TODAY's reportage of the latter event:

The magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday west of Nagano city at a depth of 5 kilometers (3 miles), the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The agency revised the magnitude and depth from initial estimates. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a magnitude of 6.2. Since the quake occurred inland, there was no possibility of a tsunami.

Ryo Nishino, a restaurant owner in Hakuba, a ski resort village west of Nagano, told Japanese broadcaster NHK that he had "never experienced a quake that shook so hard. The sideways shaking was enormous." He said he was in the restaurant's wine cellar when the quake struck, and that nothing broke there.

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority said no abnormalities were reported at three nuclear power plants in the affected areas. All of Japan's nuclear plants are offline following a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and massive tsunami in 2011 that sent three reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant into meltdown. Fukushima is about 250 kilometers (155 miles) northeast of where Saturday's earthquake occurred."

Reading the second article, it was as if USA TODAY had read my mind and taken the words right out of my mouth, for note, it is they, and not I, who are raising the comparison with Fukushima. Indeed, why mention the latter event at all? After all, there are no nuclear reactors to melt down on Okinawa; there are no tsumamis sweeping over Habuka. So what's the common thread?

Well, since USA TODAY raised the comparison (not me), the common thread is this: recall that before Fukushima, there was another, much larger, Japanese political earthquake, as a new government took power in Japan, and quickly and quietly began politely requesting that the USA remove its bases in Japan. There was talk, even, of a state visit of the Japanese Emperor to Beijing to mend old fences between the two countries. Then, recall what happened next. Then-US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates issued a threat to Japan (not even a veiled one), that if it persisted in that course of action, there would be dire consequences. Then, a short time later, we had Fukushima, an earthquake-and-tsunami of rare power. The coincidence of the two events had some in Japan wondering if, indeed, the earthquake and tsunami had been artificially induced.

Now, Japan suffers from earthquakes all the time. But in the Fukushima instance, a powerful geophysical earthquake followed a powerful political one, one with huge geopolitical implications. In this case, again, there is a political event (one of lesser consequence, but nonetheless important), followed by a lesser (but still powerful) geophysical event. And again, I am not the one raising Fukushima; USA TODAY is, when there is little contextual connection between the two events other than the political one of anti-American-base slates being elected. So one has to wonder, is the newspaper the messenger boy for another message for the perfect plausible deniability that mother nature affords those that might be in possession of technologies to manipulate or cause geophysical events?

First there was the inexplicable sell-off of Indonesian sovereign securities; then there was a tsunami. Then there was a new Japanese government with a decidedly anti-base agenda; then there was an earthquake and melting reactors. Then there were new local Japanese governments with a decidedly anti-base agenda; then there was an earthquake. I don't know about you, but one is an "event," two is a "coincidence," but three begins to look like a pattern.

See you on the flip side...

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Reno on December 10, 2014 at 7:39 am

    The evening of Dec 9th, TCM screened “Objective Burma” an Errol Flynn WW2 movie( although I remembered Road to Burma as the title that appeared on my screen ). A very good flick although I was surprised that in these politically correct times they would show a movie that repeatedly referred to the Japanese soldiers as “monkeys”. Like many older movies it ended with a short paragraph on the screen which said ” The story has reached its conclusion but not its end. The end will only come when japan is destroyed” (this isn’t exact but very close). The film was released 6 months before the atomic bombings. But I wonder if the ending statement may be of a more contemporary message.

  2. henry on December 10, 2014 at 1:43 am

    @”Now, look what happened: Okinawa prefecture elected a unanimous slate of anti-American-base candidates:
    * ONAGA Takeshi (Anti-base) 360,820
    NAKAIMA Hirokazu (former Governor) 261,076..”

    The key reason Takeshi Onaga was able to beat Hirokazu Nakaima (the previous governor of Okinawa) in this gubernatorial race is because Hirokazu was unable to fulfill his early election promise of not supporting the relocation of American military base to Henoko, Hirokazu’s defeat by Takeshi is a clear message from Okinawa it does not appreciate the presence of American military bases.

    To make the matter worse, the intensified dispute over Senkaku islands between Japan and China in recent years has not triggered “anti-Chinese” sentiment among Okinawans like it has among the mainland Japanese, on the contrary, the Okinawans have set up a commitee calling the Japanese national government to resolve the dispute peacefully, while acknowledging the Senkaku belongs to Japan, the Okinawans also expressed their worry that the dispute is damaging their “good historical relation with China”.

    On the other hand, the “extremist” activities associated with “anti-base” sentiment seems to be on the rise. Last November two improvised rocket launchers were fired near a US military base near Tokyo which is believed by the Japanese police to be “a guerrilla attack by extreme leftists”.

    Then there is “anti-base” slogans like this appearing near American military base in Okinawa.

    with four Chinese flags on it, the slogan is written in a mixture of Japanese and Chinese, from top to bottom it reads:
    – “close Futenma military base immediately”
    – “with strong support from the Ryukyu Shimpo”
    – “with strong support from the mayor of Naha, Onaga”(now Okinawa governor elected)
    – “those working for the independence of Ryukyu, the communist party of China, friendly association”.

    The conservative newspapers in mainland Japan has been calling such “extremist” Okinawans as “pawns of China” for quite sometime, but they are only “half-right” about it.

    The Ryukyu Shimpo is one of the most influential newspaper in Okinawa, and the first local newspaper which was founded in 1893 by Sho Jun, the former prince of the Ryukyu Kingdom.
    In 2012, the Ryukyu Shimpo held a pre-event in celebration of the 120th anniversary of the establishment of the newspaper, by performing Ryukyuan Dance and kumiodori performance entitled “Connect Beijing with Ryukyu” at the China Youth Center For International Exchange in Beijing.

    “Japanese Living National Treasure Choichi Terukina happily emphasized the importance of the event, saying, “Every time people applauded the performances, I was amazed. Each round of applause was impressive right through to the end. I am very pleased that so many people attended the event. That reminded me of the Ryukyuan dance and music performed for envoys from China during the era of the Ryukyu Dynasty 300 years ago.””, reports the Ryukyu Shimpo.

    Okinawa was an independent kingdom and a tributary state of China before Japan annexed it in 1879. However, some Ryukyuan fled to China in a bid to see their kingdom regained with Chinese help, such hope was smashed when the Japanese destroyed imperial fleet of the Qing during the First Sino-Japanese War, which also resulted in the Chinese withdrawal from Korean peninsula, and annexation of Taiwan.

    The fact the issue of the close of American military base becomes a norm to the local’s evalution of their electorate candidate for Okinawa amounts to “a prefecture in defiance” of the handling of Okinawa by Japan national government and the U.S.

    on top of that, the globaltimes editorial (a semi-official Chinese mouth piece) openly calling for the support of “Ryukyuan independence”, and high-profile mouthpiece for the PLA openly discussing Ryukyuan history as an independence kingdom in military-affairs related talk shows, all making Okinawa objection anything but “inconsequential”.

  3. henry on December 9, 2014 at 1:36 am

    @”There was talk, even, of a state visit of the Japanese Emperor to Beijing to mend old fences between the two countries.”

    The three “special envoys” dispatched to China by Shinzo Abe prior to his meeting with the Chinese leader at APEC were interesting choices.

    -Yoichi Masuzoe, the Tokyo governer whose father was actually a financier of Sun Yat-sen’s revolution.
    -Yasuo Fukuda, once paid a visit to the home of Confucius as Japanese PM, not only aknowledging the cultural ties between the two countries but said “peace would come if nations abide by the teachings of Confucius”.
    -Tomiichi Murayama,famous for his 1995 speech as the Japanese PM, in which he made introspection of Japan’s imperialist history, and apologized to the victims of Japanese “colonial rule” and “invasion” during WW2.

    Shinzo Abe sent these men that represent the building blocks for establishing a peaceful relation, Japanese contribution to the modernization of China; historical and cultural ties; introspection of WW2 history.

    Its worth to mention, Tomiichi Murayama is also a “honorary advisor” to the “Japan-China friendship association” founded on October 1, 1950
    The same date PRC was founded a year earlier. If by any chance thats not a “coincidence”, then it means long before Japan’s official recognition of Communist China in 1972, there was an “unofficial recognition” of PRC as early as 1950, and certain element within Japan saw the need to develop relation with the mainland regime.

    @”Then there were new local Japanese governments with a decidedly anti-base agenda; then there was an earthquake.”

    About 74% percent of American military forces in Japan are concentrated in Okinawa.
    It takes a hour flight for American marines to reach the disputed Senkaku island area from their Okinawan bases as Okinawa is geographically closer to that hotspot than say to “North Korea”.
    But according to former US assistant Secretary of Defense Joseph Nye, “As China invests in advanced ballistic missiles, the fixed bases on Okinawa become increasingly vulnerable.”
    Not only Okinawa is “militarily vulnerable”, but its also “politically unstable”.
    “there is the fine print about Okinawa, where the crowded Marine air base at Futenma has caused friction that undercuts our larger strategy.” writes Mr.Nye in his 2011 New York Times piece “Marines in Australia: It’s About Time”.

    Also, since the F-22 stealth fighter made its “first appearance” in Korean Peninsula back in 2010, the region has since witnessed an increase in the deployment of these advanced stealth planes.
    Yet, according to an engineer from recently hosted Zhuhai airshow, the JY-26 Phased Array Radar which made an appearance during the event, “once detected and tracked a F-22 while it was flying over South Korea.”

    And that’s where Dr.Farrell’s “Stealth budgetary” observation comes in. If the F-22 or F-35 can not really enter Chinese airspace without being detected then there has to be something else doing the “stealth” work.
    “Coincidentally”, when F-22 was “first deployed” in the region back in 2010, something “odd” happened around that time period, the incident actually made quite a buzz back then, not only within the “alternative field” but also by the mainstream media, it was the shutting down of Hangzhou’s Xiaoshan international airport, reportedly by an “UFO”.

    But that’s not the end of this rabbit hole, over the past few years, a strange phenomenon has been reported across America, in which people are hearing “sound of explosions” in the sky, there has been similar reports coming out of the UK, but unbeknownst to the people in the U.S. and UK, a similar phenomenon also baffled many Chinese, who heard the “sound of explosion” in the sky as well.

    In the early 2011, there was a strange news coming out of Russia, allegedly, an “UFO” crashed in the Russian Far East, but the “photo evidence” of such crash was actually the decayed body of a typical grey alien. Three years later, in early 2014, there was another strange news, “strange objects” crash landed in China’s North-East region. (which is adjacent to Russia’s Far East region, coincidence?).

    What if these seemingly unrelated events are somehow connected? If the F-22 is the “public face” of Lockheed’s “stealth” ability, then the anti-stealth radars are probably also the “public face”. For the mid-course intercept technology unveiled in Xinjiang appears to be a directed energy weapon system, for missiles can not shoot down “UFOs”. That’s where i find another strange report from 2013 maybe relevant to this hypothesis, reportedly an green “UFO” appearred in the night sky of Wuhan city in July, which turned out to be a testing of “laser radar” by a research facility located there. The problem? If you know people actually saw a beam of green light shooting out of a building and directing towards the sky why narrate the “testing” as “UFO incident”? But that’s not all, the city also happens to be one of the places where people have been hearing “sound of explosion” in the sky. Also, the city’s shipyard is where China is building its “stealth submarines”.

    What if these strange news and phenomena are tentative indications of not only more advanced “stealth” technology in play(and probably counter-stealth technology), but there has been a “stealth war” going on? (which reminded me of secretary Catherine Austin Fitts idea of using covert operations to rebalancing financial/economic situation) And what is the place of American military base in Okinawa in this equation?

    On the one hand Shinzo Abe’s actions are due to American pressure, but his “remilitarization” also means Japan is taking more independent course of action, the longer consequence of this remilitarization is obviously to counter China’s “increasing assertiveness” in the Western Pacific, but the “drawback” would be as Japan gaves more authority to its self-defense forces, the internal pressure for relocation even to close American military base in Okinawa will only grow.

    Meanwile the Chinese have been forging closer ties with Okinawa prefecture, through cultural exchanges, trade, tourism, holding symposium on “Japan-China relation” in Okinawa, establishing direct air links.
    As Yukio Hatoyama stressed after visiting Henoko fishing port in Nago
    in July, “It is a denigration of nature to build a huge structure on such a wonderful sea, one of the most important marine in Japan.” He added “It is outdated to beat drums by hyping the China Threat Theory. This is now a time when we must review the presence of U.S. military bases.”

    If by any Chance the recent dissolution of Japanese parliament by Shinzo Abe is a sign of possible imminent and drastic change in Japan’s politics, then the possible drastic response (in the form of earthquake) and its “coincidence” to recent “political earthquake” in Okinawa, means “Okinawan ojection” is more “consequential” than what one might think.
    btw, there is an interesting 2005 movie called “Stealth”, involving top-secret American stealth plane operating in foreign airspace gong because of rogue AI.

    P.S. its pertinent to add few other development, in the “East China Sea” and “South China Sea” regions..
    – after recent Xiangshan Foruma which was held in Beijing, the Chinese defense ministry is suggesting that there could be the establishment of a communicate mechanism between the defense forces of China and Japan
    – the South Korean president Park Geun-Hye said yesterday “its very important for the leaders of South Korea, China and Japan to have a meeting”, already the foreign ministers of these three countries are expected to have a meeting before the end of this year.(in other words, we are seeing similar diplomatic moves to that of DPJ’s Yukio Hatoyama even before Japan is about to enter “post-Abe” period.)
    – Indonesian military has just destroyed two seized Vietnamese fishing boats after the country announced earlier to join the AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank).
    – Philipines has just internationalized the South China Sea dispute by suing China in the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague while Typhoon Hagupit hits the Philipines. can this “coincidence” be included in Dr.Farrell’s “begins to look like a pattern.” observation?

  4. Centauri on December 8, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Right on the money, good doctor.

    For the consideration of the public.

    This is only a handful. HAARP was the prototype and now the real system is up and running. These towers have huge transformers underneath them that are well in excess of the power needed to push a signal around the globe. The new HAARP antenna array is the size of the united states and when these things fire up, the tower tops can be aimed in any direction.

    The chemical spraying you see above you are on days where they need to dope the atmosphere for greater electrical conductivity. To do this they spray barium (among others) which is one on the chemicals found in rainwater by many with a will to know. I’ll leave the research on barium and it’s electrical uses (AND the consistant and repeated analyzation of rainwater after heavy chemtrail days) to the uninformed. Maybe one day you will choose to be informed.

    Not science fiction at all. Not the bullshit misinformation about “mind control” either.

    Out in the open and most will still shake their head in doubt and ignorance. Well, hope this helps.

    Anyways! Love the website, doc!

  5. emlong on December 6, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    ELF waves can do the job, but there is doubt that an array of surface antennae far away could really generate sufficient power. How about stealth nuclear submarines stationed underwater near the fault. There is certainly a lot of ELF activity going on in the US Navy as we have seen from all the cetacean beach strandings in recent years.

  6. BetelgeuseT-1 on December 5, 2014 at 12:45 am

    I think you’re getting a bit too excited Dr Farrell.
    The Americans already got their way when it comes to the base on Okinawa. A new, larger base is being constructed as we speak.
    This was on Japanase news already last year.
    Here’s one article that talks about it.

    Looks to me the election results are non-concequential, the deal has already been done.
    Smoke & Mirrors.

  7. DownunderET on December 4, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    According to Zero Hedge, Japan has a lot more to worry about than rumblings in the ground. Apparently Japan is staring down the barrel of “default”, and if it goes, then it will be heard a lot more than some rocks falling. Mr. Abe has called early elections to “justify” his monitory policy, asking the Japanese to vote on the financial future of the country. As they say in the scriptures, WATCH THIS SPACE.

  8. Aridzonan_13 on December 4, 2014 at 10:21 am

    YAAC, Yet Another Amazing Coincidence! It’s as if the gODz don’t want Japan to be free of US occupational forces.. Imagine that!! I wonder what the Japanese said about these events?

  9. marcos toledo on December 4, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Things have come to this point because of USA (CSA) exceptionalism and entitlement. They think they’re above the law and every other country legal system is straight out of the caves. You think Okinawans have it bad just imagine military bases close to poor communities in the USA. The upholding of the civil army aka the police right to gun down or strangle who ever they want and get away with it the Okinawans have every right to be angry and afraid.

  10. Frankie Calcutta on December 4, 2014 at 9:25 am

    And another veiled message passed along from the Japanese military-industrial complex to the US via the Japanese media:

    “Ryo Nishino… said he was in the restaurant’s wine cellar when the quake struck, and that nothing broke there.” As reported by Japanese broadcaster NHK.

    Translation: nice try you American imperial swine but your machine engineered earthquake had no effect on our underground black projects. You’l ll just have to wait and see what surprises we have in store for you. You are the sick, dying patient and we are Dr. Kevorkian. We will soon put you out of your misery and rescue the world from the suffering you have imposed on us all. While it would be enjoyable to watch the decaying American empire implode slowly through poisoned food, drugs, mindless culture, systemic corruption, narcissist leaders, and mob rule, that enjoyment is more befitting a patient Chinaman. We Japanese would prefer to watch a more immediate and spectacular disintegration of the United States. And believe us, your “wine cellars” will not go unaffected when it comes. Imagine waves you can’t surf, states becoming islands, rivers becoming seas, and air you can’t breath. Imagine Nagasaki, Hiroshima and Fukishima all rolled into one. Get ready America for Tojo’s revenge!

    • Frankie Calcutta on December 4, 2014 at 9:41 am

      I always wondered if this news report from CNN shortly after Fukishima falls in the same category:

      In this case, the sadistic western elite were having a little tongue and cheek joke at the Japanese expense. Possibly the Japanese were working on a war decisive force field to protect their island when the US dashed their plans with the surprise Fukishima attack. No questioning that below Fukishima took the brunt of the damage from inundation and possible core meltdown. If this was an area for black projects, I doubt it and its projects survived the carnage.

    • Frankie Calcutta on December 4, 2014 at 10:05 am

      I wonder if Dr. Farrell would like to share with us one day in a vidchat what he suspects the Japanese Yakuza intend with their earthquake weapon? As someone who allegedly * worked as a consultant for the Yakuza while they built it, does Dr. Farrell know what they plan to do with it? Is this what the Japanese intend to use to shear California away from the rest of the United States? Do indigenous gangster attacks give nations plausible deniability just like the weather? Are the Japanese stealing from the Israelis’ playbook and using native gangsters to do their dirty work? How powerful is the Yakuza? It seems to me they would be a convenient and effective means to circumvent western imposed restrictions and covertly carry out nationalist aims. Are the Yakuza the Japanese version of the Breakaway Civilization? I would guess, knowing the ingenuity, intelligence and determination of the japanese people, that the Yakuza could very well be a formidable player on the world scene and could very well be driving Japan much like the Breakaway Civilization steers the US. I often wondered if the Yakuza had anything to do with Malaysian airline I or even Malaysian airline II.

      * these allegations regarding Dr. Farrell’s connections to the Yakuza were made by myself in a comment some time ago based on a rumor that he is covered with tattoos from the neck down and once worked in a Japanese gambling parlor.

    • Frankie Calcutta on December 4, 2014 at 10:14 am

      I defy anyone to watch this video and not shed a tear for these long suffering, plucky people:

      • Sandygirl on December 5, 2014 at 5:29 pm

        Beautiful people who treat their elders with respect. Their lifespan was quite alot higher than the u.s. I expect that to change now since fukishima.
        Katrina shocked many Country’s – how we treated our own people so bad at the colosseum. FEMA and homeland security, what a joke they were.

  11. Reno on December 4, 2014 at 7:33 am

    If the Japanese elections are like here, taking plenty of dough, it would be interesting to see who financed the anti-base candidates, and for that matter, the LDP candidates and the losing mayoral candidate.

  12. WalkingDead on December 4, 2014 at 7:06 am

    When one is in possession of weapons of this nature, the urge to use them is irresistible. We would have seen other instances of their use worldwide by now in other places around the globe. The question now is: Are there any instances where one could point the finger at other such occurrences?
    If we have this type of weapon, you can bet other geopolitical powers also have it. Maybe it’s time we took a closer look at other such “natural” occurrences for their geopolitical impacts. Hurricane Sandy comes to mind here; if one examines the track it took, it almost appears to have been steered into the coast for maximum economic impact.
    The US military and its’ own everything for warfare purposes mindset coupled with their above the law controllers makes for a potent mix for global mischief. “Natural” disasters have been used for some time as a means of entry for US/NATO military “humanitarian aid” and the resulting IMF “monetary aid” resulting in corporate control of resources and economic rape worldwide.
    It appears to be a recurring pattern; especially when coupled with NGO meddling in other sovereign states political arenas. It’s so repetitive that many other sovereign states are starting to take note of it. Our list of friends and allies is beginning to grow thin.

    • Reno on December 4, 2014 at 7:40 am

      Katrina too. I remember watching a news report, as the storm hit and was crossing Florida, that it had lost much of its intensity. I don’t know, are hurricanes able to downgrade once they hit land then reintensify once they hit water again?

      • kitona on December 4, 2014 at 9:18 am

        Yes, hurricanes can re-intensify if they hit open water after a land mass. Warm water (sea surface temps above about 26 degree Celsios) is the fuel for much of a hurricanes strength. The fact that Florida is quite flat does not help either. By comparison, when a hurricane directly hits the more mountainous terrain of islands like Hispaniola or Jamaica, that tends to be much more disrupting.

        Of course, I’m no weather scientist either. Just an amateur who has lived in the Caribbean for a while.

        • Reno on December 10, 2014 at 7:45 am

          thanks for the clarification

    • Guygrr on December 4, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      Add to the list the one that occurred in I believe it was Pakistan. Whichever one caused the weird island to pop up out of the water. The droughts that hit Asia with suspicious timing. And of course Haiti. Whomever caused Sandy I’m rather upset with them but also grateful for their kick in the ass. No power, heat, water or gas prompted me to become a dooms day prepper following years of procrastination.

  13. Reno on December 4, 2014 at 7:04 am

    If the quake was induced is the technology such that it leaves no clues to its use?

  14. basta on December 4, 2014 at 5:42 am

    The hand of Jahweh moves in rather predictable ways.

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