This is coolbert:
I see that Mr. Shinzo Abe has been re-elected Prime Minister of Japan.
Mr. Abe [pronounced Ah-Bay] the grandson of the World War Two accused war criminal Nobusuke Kishi.
Mr. Kishi often referred to as the ALBERT SPEER OF JAPAN.
Mr. Kishi in the post-war years a prominent Japanese politician part and parcel of the successful re-construction of Japanese society and industrialization. Rather than being condemned and considered a pariah for all eternity as was Albert Speer Mr. Kishi prospering and do so quite well.
"Nobusuke Kishi . . . 13 November 1896 – 7 August 1987) was a Japanese politician and the 56th and 57th Prime Minister of Japan from 25 February 1957 to 12 June 1958, and from then to 19 July 1960.
"with the end of the Allied occupation of Japan, Kishi was central in creating the "Japan Reconstruction Federation" . . . The party goals were anti-communism, promotion of small and medium-sized businesses, deepening of U.S.-Japan economic relations, and revision of the Constitution."
Mr. Kishi arrested, held in prison but NEVER INDICTED TRIED OR CONVICTED OF WAR CRIMES OR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY!
Accused of crimes involving the forced and impressed labor of Chinese civilians many of whom labored and died under deplorable conditions. As was the case in Germany, imported and impressed foreign labor needed for the war effort treated in an inhumane manner, many deaths occurring.
"In 1935, he became one of the top officials involved in the industrial development of Manchukuo, where he was later accused of exploiting Chinese forced labor. Prime Minister Hideki Tōjō, . . . appointed Kishi Minister of Commerce and Industry in 1941, and he held this position until Japan's surrender in 1945."
"As with other members of the former Japanese government, Kishi was held at Sugamo Prison as a "Class A" war crimes suspect by the order of the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers . . . Kishi was released in 1948 and was never indicted or tried by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East."
"He was called Shōwa no yōkai . . . ('the Shōwa era ghost/monster')".
Showa of course refers to that period of the reign of Hirohito! Ghost/monster I think needs no elaboration. The grandson seemingly NOT emulating the grandfather and we are thankful for that.