On October 16, Chinese authorities announced that a
Japanese man named Hiroyuki Nagase was arrested in China for illegal organ
brokering. According to a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, IPC Information
Service Co., a Japanese-funded enterprise in Shenyang City in northeastern China
"has been found to have released information on the Internet under the name
of China International Organ Transplant Support Center and has helped to arrange
organ transplants for Japanese patients since 2004." Its website has been
shut down abruptly.
Website clearly states that the organ transplant trade has support from the
The "China International Organ Transplant Support Center" website
revealed a large amount of important information, including that there exists a
living organ pool in China for selling live organs for profit, and that the
large amount of organ trade is made possible and continuously supported by none
other than the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) itself.
The Center's website has been shut down and re-opened since the discovery of
the large-scale organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners. Some
consider the arrest as proof that the Chinese authorities have no choice but
face the consequences of persecuting Falun Gong, and the huge financial black
hole that has been created. Whether the chasing down of who is responsible will
lead to the main killer who gave the orders, is a focus in the media right now.
Nagase is the first person China has arrested with charges related to organ
trafficking. The high publicity of the arrest has inspired speculation that the
authorities' real aim is the bigger fish behind the live organ harvesting.
Announcement of the Arrest During the 17th CCP Congress
On October 16, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said that
Nagase is the CEO of IPC Information Service Co., which illegally conducts organ
trade. Hiroyuki Nagase has been arrested, and more people are also under
According to a source from Japan, Nagase was arrested in mid September at
Shanghai Airport. But the arrest was not announced until a month later during
the CCP's 17th National Congress, one of the most sensitive periods for Chinese
authorities. Considering China's customary lack of transparency and strict media
censorship, as well as its careful avoidance and denial of organ trading, the
noise it has made concerning Nagase's arrest is certainly unusual.
Not long ago, many overseas media reported that Chinese doctors promised to
never harvest death penalty prisoners' organs. Now, news about the arrest of
this Japanese organ trader has surfaced. These two events have kept the world
guessing if CCP's policies of persecution have really changed, and to what
degree the CCP is having an internal fight for power.
Dark Minions Need to Be Exposed
The Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said that Nagase's company
"has not only been doing business beyond what it registered to do, but also
violated the regulations of the Ministry of Health prohibiting organ trading in
China." Regarding these remarks, Dr. Wenyi Wang, a pathologist who has been
studying and protesting the CCP's organ harvesting since its discovery, pointed
out that the CCP is trying to pass the buck again. Dr. Wang argues that though
the website is under the name of Nagase's company, it had been fully supported
by the CCP and was used as an official government website. "The reason why
the CCP used Nagase to run it," observed Dr. Wang, "is because they
know organ harvesting is a sinister crime. Nagase's role is to be the scapegoat
to be sacrificed if the crime is exposed, which is exactly what's happening
CCP Supports the Japanese Company
Nagase's IPC Information Service Co. was registered in December 2003. Since
then the International Organ Transplant Support Center had served as a major
portal for bringing numerous foreigners to China for organ transplants. The
website did not provide information on the source of the organs.
Dr. Wang's accusation seems to be backed by the statements on the center's
website, which expressed gratitude for strong support from the Chinese
government without which "the huge numbers of organ transplants could not
have been achieved." The website also mentioned relevant laws issued on
October 9, 1984 in China which stated that the government supports the
provisioning of human organs. As the website correctly concluded, China is the
only country in the world that issues laws like this.
Hiroyuki Nagase admitted when interviewed by a Asahi Shimbun
journalist in January 2006 that he established his company in China because
otherwise he would be violating Japanese law forbidding organ trade for profit.
In March 2006, the website's Chinese version was quickly shut down after the
CCP's crime of harvesting living Falun Gong practitioners' organs was exposed.
But the site reopened a short while later.
Website is Proof the CCP Removes Falun Gong Organs
On its website, the Organ Transplant Support Center listed the typical
waiting period for each major organ. According to the list, livers and kidneys
can be provided within one to two weeks, with the longest waiting time of around
one month. For hearts and lungs, the waiting period is about one month.
Moreover, the website promised that if the organ found is not the right match
for the patient, the center will find another one within a week.
Obtaining fresh organs in China is disturbingly easy and quick, especially
when you consider that in all other parts of the world people have to wait years
for an organ transplant. Experts say that the only possible explanation is that
a huge number of living people are used as convenient organ sources.
According to the Center's website, China had conducted 85,000 organ
transplants by 2006, and in 2005 alone 12,000 were conducted. This number is
many times higher than that of executed prisoners in China according to official
Contradictory Data from the CCP after Crimes Exposed
In 2005, Pubic Health Minister Huang Jiefu admitted that organs used for
transplants in China come from prisoners, but his statements were contradicted
by Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang in March 2006 and by Public Health
Ministry spokesman Mao Anqun in April 2006.
Finally in late November 2006, the CCP officially announced in its media that
the organ transplant sources are mainly prisoners. In early 2007, the State
Department posted a regulation forbidding organ trade.
Epoch Times writer Zhang Jielian pointed out that the information from
the CCP in each department is contradictory, reflected by the varying
perspectives or attitudes of the different leaders. On the surface, it seems
that some are focused on the prisoners, but in reality they are concerned about
the organs being harvested from Falun Gong practitioners. Those involved are
trying to cover up their crimes, while the highest leaders must react under
international pressure. Zhang Jielian pointed out that the arrest of Hiroyuki
Nagase is a reaction to the huge overseas and domestic pressure.
According to investigations by the CIPFG and the Canadian Independent
Investigation report, since July 1999, when Jiang Zemin and the CCP began to
persecute Falun Gong, the Chinese Army, Justice Bureau system, Police
Departments, and hospitals have worked together in the live removal of Falun
Gong practitioners' organs to sell for profit. The exposure of this tragedy
shocked the world.
An investigation group of over three hundred scholars and politicians
requested to enter China, but they were rejected. They initiated the Human
Rights Torch Relay, a global multi-staged event to put pressure on China through
calls to boycott the Beijing Olympics. More and more international activists are
joining the Relay and calling to stop the evil crimes.
Even inside the CCP there are an increasing number of voices calling to stop
the persecution and bring the murderers to justice. According to internal
sources, in the past several years, Jiang's regime has used twenty-five percent
of the State's income towards persecuting Falun Gong. A little while ago, former
Finance Minister Jin Renqing was accused of misplacing one hundred billion yuan,
but he had actually used it for persecuting Falun Gong. Jiang dares not to give
up power due to fear of being brought to justice for the bloody debts incurred
in the persecution, which has resulted in the current internal power struggle.
Zhang Jielian said that under such pressure, both internally and externally,
the CCP's highest leadership must face and solve these problems. Arresting a
Japanese businessman during the 17th congress is telling, perhaps the
first step of a series of actions.