UNICEF Uses Donations to Sue Critics into Silence

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UNICEF Japan, the children’s charity noted for considering the rights of imaginary children as more important than those of real ones, and for funding the lavish lifestyle of Agnes Chan, has come under sustained attack for its heavy handed attempt to muzzle a critic, using donations supposedly intended to feed starving children to fund a campaign of legal action against him.

A critic of UNICEF who became concerned about their latest donation drive, the “Tap Nagoya Project,” composed his objections into a letter which he then sent to participating businesses, also putting the letter online for all to read.

UNICEF’s reaction was to sue him in an attempt to silence the site.

A summary of the letter which prompted this attack:

UNICEF Japan recently held a fund-raising event called the “Tap Nagoya Project,” and there are some important questions I feel must be brought to your attention.

1. Are you aware that the organisation known as UNICEF Japan has no connection to the UN agency of the same name and merely appropriated the name? [details]

2. Are you aware that a quarter of all the donations received by this organisation are in effect “kickbacks,” having been used to build and furnish the organisation’s luxurious HQ in Tokyo’s Minato district [the most expensive area in Tokyo], to entertain VIPs in lavish parties, and to support Christian political lobbying [see here] with no connection to helping children?

3. Are you aware that those vast kickbacks are being used to pay salaries nearing 2 million dollars to staff who have been awarded their positions as a reward for their reporting in such news organisations as Asahi, Mainichi, Fuji TV, etc? [a well-known practice referred to as “amakudari”]

And did you know that the mass media refuses to report on the organisation’s shady background because of this relationship?

4. Did you realise UNICEF Japan spends much of its funds on aggressive direct mailing campaigns attempting to solicit more donations, and that some have objected to it spending their donations in this way?

5. Are you aware UNICEF Japan receives an annual income of some 18,000,000,000 yen (210 million dollars)?

Of course, they pay no taxes and there are no reports on just how many “children” they actually save. Much of this clearly disappears into employees’ lavish expense accounts and their numerous political contributions.

In spite of this, we “consumers” and “customers” are being involved with their fund-raising by way of the “Tap Nagoya” event at establishments such as yours – just why would this be?

6. The abuses of UNICEF Japan are well known on the Internet, away from the pressure of the mass media companies. Yet your company participates in their activities – do you approve of their swindling and misappropriation of funds in the name of saving the children?

7. Do you intend to keep collaborating with this fraudulent “donation business”?

This was physically mailed to a number of Nagoya businesses involved in the “Tap Nagoya Project.”

At least one business, the Nagoya branch of the Hilton Hotel, apparently took exception and forwarded the letter to UNICEF, who were doubtless highly upset about a direct attack on their funding.

UNICEF immediately proceeded to set lawyers on the site responsible, contacting the administrator’s host directly and ordering them to take the site down, whilst starting civil legal action. The site’s owner was subsequently ordered to appear at a Tokyo civil court in August to defend himself.

However, the host was not to be duped or intimidated, realising that UNICEF had no right to shut the site down.

They reported in no uncertain terms that “The site does not contravene any law or our terms of service” and that “Your claims about the site are completely without foundation.” They flatly refused to take the site down on legal or “voluntary” grounds.

The site owner reports that as he has no money with which to defend himself or pay any settlements he has no choice but to ignore the court summons, but whatever the outcome of any court action he will not take down the site.

He cites the example of 2ch founder Hiroyuki, who famously ignored all legal attacks on his site, as demonstrating that UNICEF are unable to directly do anything to him or his site.

He comments that “For such a huge organisation to take such an interest in suppressing the speech of one individual, the letter must have hit very close to home indeed.”


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    Comment by Anonymous
    07:19 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    " Are you aware that the organisation known as UNICEF Japan has no connection to the UN agency of the same name and merely appropriated the name?"

    Hopefully the next piece of news we hear about this will be the real UNICEF suing the fake UNICEF.

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    Comment by I ACCIDENTALLY
    11:01 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now, about helping REAL CHILDREN for once... Right Agn*n CH*n?

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    Comment by Rehceel
    11:09 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    About time someone says something about these crackpots officially. You'd think that anyone could tell that an organization saving fake children would be bullshit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:50 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    For once, the toothlessness of the Japanese civil courts plays in favour of the little guy...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:05 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why the fuck is this woman still alive?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:22 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck these people who can't do shit in the 3D and is trying to make themselves look better by invading our 2D world. This world is one fucking sad place.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:38 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    so i guess it's time for Agnes Chan to pierced with lotsa razor sharp barbed wires from the bottom like Christabella from silent hill movie then be ripped apart since her organization is like the devil's cult

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:53 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Corruption everywhere...

    Save the children not your pocket!

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    Comment by SunnyJ
    04:33 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, I for one would be willing to host this guys stuff if his host turned him town or he had to take it down due to money concerns.

    All up for helping to protect the reality in it all. Let the truth be told.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:25 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    UNICEF = sect/cult

    There is your answer. Useless garbage, eliminate them.

    I hope really japanese Politicians will stays strong and won't accept the bribes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:02 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agnes chan days are numbered,she gonna be fucked up whether by herself or by this anonymous japan man
    and when she fucked,she gonna drag all those mother fucker UNICEF japan
    LONG LIVE PEDOPHILLES!!!

    Avatar of Master Evil The Return!
    04:11 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "LONG LIVE PEDOPHILLES!!!" <------ see shit like this is what get people into trouble.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:28 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, despite psychiatrists claiming it as a, "mental illness", pedophilia itself isn't a problem. A sexual attraction is just that, it's only becomes an issue for morans who can't figure out what is and what isn't acceptable behaviour in the real world.

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    Comment by Ikuhisashiku
    08:13 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @master-evil
    Add in the fact that Unicef Japan has actually quoted Sankaku before. Then, it becomes a very real possiblity that in an attempt to try to save face they'll do it again, turn his statement the wrong way, then say, "Look at people like this! This is why we need to protect the (quote-unquote) children! He'll attack your babies and corrupt their minds with his lolicon materials!"
    Throw in a few apologies and a few bowed heads for "misplacement of funds" and it's all one big, happy, moralistic, cencorship campaign again. ^^

    Damn, I sure hope none of them read that and steal my idea. xD
    IF they do, I call credits.

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    05:40 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I know pedophilla isn't the problem the problem is the bad eggs that do evil acts then everyone who is pedophilla becomes a "monster", it is the same behavior used on homosexuality and sociopathic, people can't accept others that are different from them, as for why i said "see shit like this is get people into trouble", the text anonymous posted can be taken in the wrong bias way, we already know the general public is narrow minded, fueling there ignorance isn't good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:21 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ROW ROW FIGHT DA POWA-!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:35 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Too much corruption goes on in Japan because there aren't enough people like this guy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:18 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Corrupted bastards, down with the UNICEF Japan!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:16 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    so he really did hit it where it hurts, their pocket. wish him all the luck. unicef japan is like a scientology, both working towards $$$.

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    Comment by meiling
    22:28 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    He would have got a better response if he had gotten his facts straight. Messing them up can get a person sued for defamation and such. Oh wait. :))

    To bad this ruined the great point of his letter/post that Unicef Japan has nothing to do with the UN group and the money is used for the groups personal needs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:42 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hello,

    Please help me spread the horrible truth and rate the unicef on WOT:
    http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/unicef.org

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:21 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The very second that this scam business equaled human rights to those of fictional, drawn characters was a shining testament to unprecedented mental derangement.

    It was also one of the most hilarious moments in history.

    I wonder, should fictional criminals be sentenced to serve time in fictional jails, supervised by fictional guards?

    It's high time to get rid of those idiotic fascist people before they can cause actual harm to LIVING beings. And that's more likely to happen than a hentai consumer going berserk.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:23 12/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dear sankaku and all awesome geeks.
    Today (12/08/10 JST, GMT+9), it has become to be clearly that Hil*on Nagoya is not part this trouble.
    If you read in Japnese, read this link.
    http://kitaharak.exblog.jp/14935606/
    (asterisk is for hiding from Google.)

    But many thankful.
    If you have twitter account and have interest to this problem, Please See hash tag #hijitsuzai.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:24 21/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    bring this organization down, by never send any money in. btw between UNICEF Japan and UNICEF UN the same thing happen, with all of the cost of marketing and lavish salaries.

    What we want to know is the percentage of money in / money out for operation and how much money being given/spend to the most intended.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:21 10/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Got to give it to the guy, he's got guts and if he's speaking the truth...well at least most of us here knows that UNICEF Japan "save" virtual girls instead of real children.

    I just hope the guy had enough evidence to embarrassed those that try to sue him for telling the truth.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:16 09/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol! kickass!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:25 09/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's Funny, Because America's Salvation Army does this same shit. As in Kickbacks and Not using all donations for charities.
    I'm Ashamed to work for them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:36 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    2ch should do a scientology.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:07 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most of the Asian countries are not too obsessed with UN stuffs anyways.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:21 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have known that UNICEF has been a terrorist org. since I was five. They fund people to anti-second amendment! No one fuck with us americans!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:26 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You fail.

    Have you even read the whole article?

    Cause than you would know that UNICEF Japan has nothing to do with the real UNICEF.

    And newsflash: nobody outside the US cares about you amadments.

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    Comment by GHS
    17:55 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    By the way, is your blanket the American flag? Just asking.

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    Comment by Gatsby
    12:13 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Finally some real news

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    Comment by I ACCIDENTALLY
    19:05 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, with what UNIFAIL is doing, they're no better than scientology, if not worse (for claiming to help the innocent, helpless children by silencing their critics and attacking 2d)

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    Comment by SnooSnoo
    01:22 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shit man I need to go be this writer's bodyguard, like now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:29 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Criminals like this UNICEF should be sent to prison for their crimes. I'm sure the inmates will help them "save" the children.

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    Comment by Miroku74
    01:31 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The site owner reports that as he has no money with which to defend himself or pay any settlements he has no choice but to ignore the court summons, but whatever the outcome of any court action he will not take down the site.

    He cites the example of 2ch founder Hiroyuki, who famously ignored all legal attacks on his site, as demonstrating that UNICEF are unable to directly do anything to him or his site.

    He comments that “For such a huge organisation to take such an interest in suppressing the speech of one individual, the letter must have hit very close to home indeed.”

    This Site owner has proven that not all Japanese men have underdeveloped ballsacks or spines. Bravo for standing up for himself and telling the moral vultures to fuck off.

    Muckraking is a fine device for uncovering the bullshit rampant out there. It imporved the conditions in the meat packing industries of the 19th Century. Maybe it'll help clear up the nepotism rampant in politics and the marriage betwen Church, State, and Media? Only time will tell.

    Either way, UNICEF is a boil long overdue for lancing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:00 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    For extra karma and awesome. Use a military actual lance.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:59 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Finally, a Japanese who took Kamina's ideals to heart.

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    Comment by Hyra911
    11:25 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That man is a real samurai even without the katana.

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    Comment by kamiru
    03:03 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    raw raw fight da powwa

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    Comment by Biribiri
    01:02 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It reminds the church of scientology.

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    Comment by Kaoshima
    04:42 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You spelled it wrong, it's $cientology

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    Comment by Schrobby
    02:02 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those sectarists are no church. Even the name is wrong.
    They should be called moneytology.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:42 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Indeed, I much prefer to believe in more mainstream supernatural fantasies, like Christianity, or Islam, because that way 25-35% of the world will support me in my delusions.

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    Comment by DP
    02:43 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Scientology is just a big brainwashing experiment

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:03 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    not in just japan.. these type of organizations are all over the world.. and to anybody that does the slightest bit of digging (which our hero has done) can find out where the bodys are buried..

    and he's completly right.. they know who's palms to greese with money so that they can keep running in the shadows..

    people are waking up and doing there homework, some organizations print how much of every dollar (yen etc.) is used for "the children" and for buisiness expenses.. the best have a 100% donation to help the "children" while there business expenses are paid by a few business sponsors.. those are the best.. though most don't work that way.. maybe 80 cents to every dollar while 20% goes to expensese..

    father in law, gave to united way in the military, pretty much had to. but then he needed a few bucks for a plane ticket to go home for an emergency, and they said F you.. He went straight to the base officer and told him to cancel his donation..

    Just be carefull on who you donate to, even panhandlers!! do your research!

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    Comment by Artefact

    Don't give money to beggars.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:05 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hopefully this will be one of the many final steps leading up to the demise of their stupid moralfag rants and campaigning.

    I, for one, am happy to see them sweating so much over such a little (yet epic) letter.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:34 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Time for us all to repost what he said.

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    Comment by Panda Hero
    01:48 08/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    let´s spamm his letter all over the i-net and to your nations government xD

    someone will grab it and it will be a topic at the UN meetings x3







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