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SDHF Newsletter No.196J アメリカが隠しておきたい日本の歴史(書評)

2017年12月27日 水曜日

An American Speaks: The Japanese History That Some Want Hidden
評者:Tadashi Hama


 戦前の日本側の歴史は現代の歴史学ではことさら無視され、日本が「侵略戦争」を行い、米国は正義のために「侵略者」日本を壊滅させたという歴史観が守られています。しかしその実態は全く異なるものであることを著者はチャールズ・リンドバークの”The War Time Journal”も参考文献にあげ、詳述しています。また、米軍はホノルルのスホテルストリートに州政府と警察と協力して売春宿を運営していたこと、また日本占領時に売春宿をつくらせたことなども遠慮なく指摘しています。

平成29年12月27日 「史実を世界に発信する会」茂木弘道拝

An American Speaks: The Japanese History That Some Want Hidden
Max von Schuler
Hart Publishers (Tokyo), 2016
Reviewed by Tadashi Hama

A German-American Max von Schuler came to Japan as a soldier of Marine Corps stayed in Japan over forty years.
There are two main themes in Von Schuler’s bilingual book. One theme, as suggested by the title, is the over-looked—perhaps “hidden”—history of pre-war Japan. While history is a collection of views, Von Schuler points out that the pre-war Japanese point of view has been studiously shunned in modern histories as they do not serve to bolster the American narrative—that Japan waged a “war of aggression” and America destroyed “aggressive” Japan for the sake of justice.
The second main theme von Shuler explores is the relationship between Japan and South Korea, one that could be characterized as Japanese reaction to constant Korean anti-Japan badgering based on—again—a mythical history. Von Schuler points out that neither Korea nor the US can claim the moral high ground when one objectively looks into their pasts. It is the right of people to coalesce around a common history which gives them a common sense of purpose and identity. However, the current book suggests that dogmatic faith in a mythical history is leading both Korea and the US down a self-destructive path. While von Schuler focuses on the relationship between Japan, South Korea and the US, upon reflection, his themes could be applicable elsewhere, such as to China.

Book Review: HTML: http://www.sdh-fact.com/review-article/1104/
PDF: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/An-American-SpeaksReview.pdfMOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact

SDHF Newsletter No.195J 黄文雄の「歴史とは何か」 5

2017年12月22日 金曜日

その5―第四章 人を殺さないで発展した日本の歴史

平成29年12月22日「史実を世界に発信する会」会長代行 茂木弘道拝

A macroscopic analysis of the differences among the histories of
East Asian nations: Japan, China, Taiwan, and Korea
No.5- Chapter 4 Japanese History: Progress Without Murder

Over 16,000 years of the Jomon period, Japan did not develop a culture of murder.
Of course, there were wars in Japanese history. Even during imperial succession, there were occasional battles, the largest of them was the Jinshin War, which erupted in AD 672. But it was small in scale and random killing was officially prohibited. This Japanese battle pales in comparison with, for example, the huge and extremely brutal war of succession of the second Emperor of the Tang dynasty, which took place in 626.
The author presents a unique point–that Bushido would never have come into being if Japan had not been at peace, which may seem, at first glance, contrary to conventional wisdom. But the fact is that while samurai kept Japan at peace, a spiral turning to a favorable direction was at work, and Bushido became even stronger in a peaceful society. If the spiral had been broken from the outside and a great number of people were unjustly killed, Bushido would soon have disappeared.
Since warfare was the objective of the samurai, a casual glimpse makes one think that the existence of samurai and warfare were two sides of the same coin. In that case, one could conclude that the mere existence of samurai was harmful to peace because they destroyed peace and caused wars. But this is a simplistic conclusion.
While the samurai needed to be strong, they were also required to be kind. Since they had the power to kill, when Bushido, which restrains the samurai from meaningless killing, was created, the samurai’s objective became maintaining and preserving peace.
URL: http://www.sdh-fact.com/book-article/1092/
PDF: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/KO-BUNYU-No.5.pdf
Profile of Ko Bunyu: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL02_1/72_S3.pdf

Questions are welcome.

MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact

SDHF Newsletter No.194J 国連人権高等弁務官宛公開書簡

2017年12月20日 水曜日




平成29年12月20日 「史実を世界に発信する会」 茂木弘道拝

Open Letter to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Universal Periodical Review Working Group for Japan in November 2017

The ‘Alliance for Truth about Comfort Woman’ (Chairman: KASE Hideaki) and ‘Academic Alliance for Correcting Groundless Criticisms of Japan’ (Chairman: TANAKA Hidemichi) jointly issued an Open Letter (dated December 19, 2017) to the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Universal Periodical Working Group for Japan in November 2017.

URL: http://www.sdh-fact.com/essay-article/1094/
PDF: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/2017-12-Open-Letter-to-UNHCHR-Prince-Zeid.pdf
The major problems raised in the letter are that in the report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) phrases such as “sexual slavery practices”, “sexual slavery crimes”, “prosecuting and punishing perpetrators”, and “bring to justice those responsible” are used regarding the issue of the comfort women, referring to the Committee against Torture (CAT) and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).
The use of these words are completely groundless. YAMANAKA Osamu, Director of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Division, Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) clearly stated at a meeting of the Centre for Civil and Political Rights (CCPR) in Geneva on July 15, 2014 that the phrase “sexual slavery practices” is not at all appropriate. Moreover, SUGIYAMA Shinsuke, Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, MOFA definitely stated, at a meeting of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on February 16, 2016, that the phrases “forceful abduction”, “sexual slavery” and “the number of comfort women is 200,000” are totally without meaning after explaining in detail why so many fallacies prevail on the comfort women issue.
It is emphasized that Japanese NGO has, to date, requested seven times at Regular Sessions of the UN Human Rights Council that “the Coomaraswamy Report” on the comfort women in 1996 be withdrawn for reexamination of the facts on the comfort women.

Questions are welcome.

MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact

SDHF Newsletter No.193J 南京事件48人の証言 5

2017年12月15日 金曜日

その5―第二章 軍人の見た南京 1、陸軍

    1、陸軍 全部で10人ですが、今回はそのうちの3人です。



平成29年12月15日「史実を世界に発信する会」会長代行 茂木弘道拝

The Nanjing Incident: Japanese Eyewitness Accounts
-Testimony from 48 Japanese Who Were There-
By Ara Ken’ichi
No. 5: Chapter 2 Nanjing, as Observed by Japanese Soldiers
1. The Army, 19)~21)
We present No. 5 in this series, which contains Chapter 2: Nanjing, as Observed by Japanese Soldiers, 1. The Army, 19) – 21).
In the Section 1, The Army, ten army officers who were involved in the Nanking battle in the place of Nanking.
The author writes in the preface: “Those (soldiers) who could explore and broadly examine Nanjing and understand the situation in Nanjing were not lower ranking soldiers but senior officers.” So, he chose middle to higher class officers (Captain to Colonel) as an interviewee.
No.5 covers three officers: Major Yoshinaga Sunao (吉永朴), Staff Officer, 10th Army, Major Okada Yuji (岡田酉次), Staff, Special Duty Section of the Shanghai Expeditionary Army and Captain Onishi Hajime (大西一), Staff Officer of the Shanghai Expeditionary Army.
Captain Onishi was Staff Officer of the Shanghai Expeditionary Army and then Chief of Special Duty Organization in Nanjing, which took care about the life of Chinese people. So, he must be most knowledgeable about Nanjing at that time. He, of course, completely deny there were a sort of Massacre in Nanjing, as unimaginable thing.
He says “I know the truth–I, who knows the truth, must write the truth, so I thought and tried to write the truth. However, people around me told me that it was too late, that people would simply look at this as an excuse and nobody would believe me anymore, so I was discouraged.”   

URL: http://www.sdh-fact.com/book-article/1088/
PDF: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/Ara-Nanjing-5.pdf

Questions are welcome.

MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact

SDHF Newsletter No.192J 新しい歴史教科書ーその10(5章2節)

2017年12月5日 火曜日

英訳シリーズ その10
第2節 第二次大戦と日本


    73 世界恐慌とその影響
    74 共産主義とファッシズムの台頭          
    75 中国の排日運動と協調外交の挫折
    76 満州事変と満州建国
    77 日中戦争(支那事変)
    78 中国をめぐる日米関係の悪化
79 第二次大戦の始まり
  *迫害されたユダヤ人を助けた日本人 樋口季一郎と杉原千畝
80 大東亜戦争(太平洋戦争)
81 大東亜会議とアジア諸国
82 戦時下の国民生活
    83 終戦をめぐる外交と日本の敗戦

平成29年12月5日 「史実を世界に発信する会」茂木弘道拝

New History Textbook for Middle School Students
Series No. 10, Chapter 5: Modern Japan and the World (Part 2)
The Taisho Period and first half of the Showa Period
–Sections 2

Series No. 10 contains Chapter 5, Sections 2.

Chapter 5, Section2: Japan in World War II
Topic 73– The impact of the Great Depression
What effects did the Great Depression that started in 1929 have on Japan and
the world?
* The Economic Blocs and Japan
Topic 74 – The ascent of communism and fascism
What were the differences and commonalities between communism and fascism, two of the twentieth century’s most consequential ideologies?
* The Comintern and World Communism
  Topic 75 – The anti-Japanese movement in China and the failure of cooperative diplomacy
At a time when cabinets were party-based, why did Japan’s policy of cooperative diplomacy fail?
* Shidehara Kijuro’s Appeal to China for Prudence
* John MacMurray’s Views on the Situation in China
Topic 76– The Manchurian Incident and foundation of Manchukuo
How did the Manchurian Incident start and what was the world’s reaction to it?
* Summary of the Report of the Lytton Commission (September 1932)
Topic 77 – The Second Sino-Japanese War (The China Incident)
How did the Second Sino-Japanese War begin?
* Why Were China and Japan Unable to Avert War?
Topic 78– The deterioration of US-Japan relations over China
How did US-Japan disputes over China originate and why did they intensify?
* Foreign Support for Chiang Kai-shek
Topic 79 – The start of World War II
How did World War II begin and in what ways did it affect Japan?
* Excerpt from the Hull Note (November 26, 1941)
* The Japanese People Who Saved the Lives of Persecuted Jews – Higuchi
Kiichiro and Sugihara Chiune
Topic 80 – The Greater East Asian War (Pacific War)
How did the Greater East Asian War unfold?
Topic 81 – The Greater East Asia Conference and the nations of Asia
What was the significance of Japan’s war to the peoples of Asia?
* Excerpts from the Greater East Asia Declaration
* The Indonesians Who Welcomed the Japanese Military as Liberators
*How Japan’s Actions Inspired the Peoples of Asia
Topic 82 –The lives of civilians on the home front
What was life like in the final years of World War II for civilians living in Japan?
* What Was the “Name Change Policy”?
Topic 83 – Diplomacy to end the war and the defeat of Japan
What brought World War II to an end in Asia?
* Excerpts from the Potsdam Declaration
* The “Sacred Decision” of Emperor Hirohito Excerpted from the Testimony of
Chief Cabinet Secretary Sakomizu Hisatsune
The Greater East Asian War and the Independence of Asia
Though Japan lost the war that it fought in the name of Asian liberation, Asia
did manage to throw off the shackles of colonialism and achieve independence.
*Asian Countries That Achieved Independence After World War II
The International Laws of War and War Crimes
(explanation of key terms in less than 100 words)

URL: http://www.sdh-fact.com/book-article/1086/
PDF: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL02_2/Chapter-5-Section-2.pdf
Questions are welcome.

MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact

SDHF Newsletter No.191J 黄文雄の「歴史とは何か」 4

2017年11月29日 水曜日

その4―第三章 中国の残酷な戦争の歴史


平成29年11月29日「史実を世界に発信する会」会長代行 茂木弘道拝

A macroscopic analysis of the differences among the histories of
East Asian nations: Japan, China, Taiwan, and Korea
No.4- Chapter 3 The Brutal History of Chinese Warfare

The Chinese civilization, whose source was the Yellow River civilization, placed no restrictions whatsoever on warfare. From this basic nature, Chinese warfare became extremely brutal one throughout its history.
During the 367-year Spring and Autumn period (BC 770 – 403), the major powers clashed 448 times. Wars became even more frequent during the Warring States period (BC 404 -221), and also larger in scale. There were 222 major battles, and countless skirmishes.
Long, drawn-out siege warfare caused cannibalism. This took place especially at the time of the end of one dynasty and the beginning of another.
The Tang dynasty was the golden age of cannibalism. Cannibalism was widespread according to historical records and was practiced by the occupants of fortresses under siege. One-third of all incidents of cannibalism from Chinese history occurred during this period. This was also the time when human flesh and internal organs came to be viewed as having curative powers. Human flesh was sold openly–humans were captured, killed, and eaten.
Nanjing-style massacres took place over and over again. Near the end of the Qing dynasty when Nanjing fell, Andrew Wilson wrote in The Ever-Victorious Army the following:

On entering, the people were found dead in the streets by hundreds. They had been reduced to the last extremity; for human flesh had been sold as their food at 40 cash per catty, or one penny per pound; and it is worthy of note that, almost at the same time, the Imperialists besieged in Hangchow were reduced to the same dreadful extremity.

The story of the so-called Nanjing Massacre perpetrated by the Japanese army is merely a Chinese projection of their own gruesome history onto the Japanese.

URL: http://www.sdh-fact.com/book-article/1083/
PDF: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/KO-BUNYU-No.4.pdf
Profile of Ko Bunyu: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL02_1/72_S3.pdf

Questions are welcome.

MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact

SDHF Newsletter No.190 J 慰安婦登録ユネスコ判断に対する声明

2017年11月17日 金曜日


 また、アメリカ軍の公式文書「米国陸軍 インド・ビルマ戦域所属情報部 心理作戦チーム情報室.日本軍捕虜尋問報告第49号」は、4団体申請資料と同じく、8ヵ国連合の申請資料にも載っていますが、ここでは、明確に「「慰安婦」とは、兵士の便宜のために日本陸軍に随行した売春婦あるいは「軍隊随伴業者」に他ならない。」と記述されています。どうしてこの記録と真っ向から矛盾する「性奴隷説」を8ヵ国連合は主張するのか、あまりの支離滅裂さにあきれるばかりです。



平成29年11月17日 「史実を世界に発信する会」会長代行 茂木弘道拝
Statement concerning the decision of UNESCO’s Memory of the World register on
“Documentation on ‘Comfort Women’ and Japanese Army Discipline”

Four US-Japan groups issued a statement on the decision of UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register’s decision on two different proposals on the comfort women issue:

*Statement: URL: http://www.sdh-fact.com/essay-article/1071/
PDF: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/Mow_statement_English.pdf

We see this decision as fair and just, as UNESCO recommended that the two parties, which submitted proposals that fundamentally disagreed on the comfort women issue, have discussions to reach a common consensus.

However, we are disgusted that the “International Solidarity Committee,” comprised of members from eight different countries, continues to insist that the comfort women were “sex slaves”, even though they cite an official report, “UNITED STATES OFFICE OF WAR INFORMATION Psychological Warfare Team Attached to U.S. Army Forces India-Burma Theater Japanese Prisoner of War Interrogation Report No. 49,” in their list of evidence. In this report issues by the US government, the preface unambiguously stated that:
“A “comfort girl” is nothing more than a prostitute or “professional camp follower” attached to the Japanese Army for the benefit of the soldiers. The word “comfort girl” is peculiar to the Japanese.”

We strongly hope that the issue be openly discussed based on historical facts by the two groups, together with the people concerned, free from emotion and preconceived notions.

MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact

SDHF Newsletter No.189J 新しい歴史教科書ーその9(5章1節)

2017年11月16日 木曜日

英訳シリーズ その9


    67 第一次世界大戦と日本の参戦
    68 ロシア革命と大戦の終結          
    69 ベルサイユ条約と大戦後の世界
    72 文化の大衆化と都市の生活
平成29年11月16日 「史実を世界に発信する会」茂木弘道拝

New History Textbook for Middle School Students
Series No. 9, Chapter 5: Modern Japan and the World (Part 2)
The Taisho Period and first half of the Showa Period
–Sections 1

Series No. 9 contains Chapter 5, Sections 1.

Chapter 5, Section1: World War I and its repercussions
Topic 67– Japan’s participation in World War I
Why did World War I begin and how did Japan become involved in it?
* Excerpts from the Twenty-One Demands
Topic 68 –The Russian Revolution and the conclusion of World War
How did World War I change the world?
* Casualties of World War I
  Topic 69 – The Treaty of Versailles and postwar state of the world
How did the victor powers manage the aftermath of World War I?
Topic 70 – The rise of party politics and social movements
How did party politics evolve in Japan?
* Excerpt from the Founding Declaration of the National Levelers Association
* Attainment of Universal Suffrage
Topic 71 – US-Japan relations and the Washington Conference
What shifts occurred in US-Japan relations between the end of the Russo-Japanese War and the mid-1920s?
* Goto Shimpei
* Why Was the Anglo-Japanese Alliance Abrogated?
Topic 72 – City life and the democratization of culture
What were the distinguishing characteristics of the culture of the Taisho period?

URL: http://www.sdh-fact.com/book-article/1068/
PDF: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/Chapter-5-Section-1.pdf
Questions are welcome.

MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact

SDHF Newsletter No.188J 南京事件48人の証言 4

2017年11月10日 金曜日

その4―第一章 ジャーナリストの見た南京 5、その他(地方紙)



平成29年11月10日「史実を世界に発信する会」会長代行 茂木弘道拝

The Nanjing Incident: Japanese Eyewitness Accounts
-Testimony from 48 Japanese Who Were There-
By Ara Ken’ichi
No. 4: Chapter 1 Nanjing, as Observed by Journalists
5. Others (local newspapers)

We present No. 4 in this series, which contains Chapter 1: Nanjing, as Observed by Journalists, 5. Other newspapers (four staffers).
Similar to other journalists who were interviewed earlier in this series, all four journalists in this segment said that they neither saw nor heard of a massacre at that time.
On the contrary, Mr. Minami Masayoshi, Shin Aichi Shimbun, was shocked to see Japanese soldiers being hanged from plane trees that lined the streets. This was at the Zhongshan East Road, stretching from the Zhongshan Gate. The bodies were burned from below. He said that this was the most impressive incident, among others things, that he saw in Nanjing. After the war, he visited Nanjing again and went to see the plane trees. Time had passed–40 years–but the trees were still there.
Some would think that the reason why no reports of massacres appeared in the papers was because of military censorship. However, as seen thus far, most of the journalists who were in Nanjing said they neither saw or heard of any massacres. Even after the war, most of the journalists did not report of any massacres. So, the assumption that journalists were censored is invalid.
Mr. Yanai Shogoro, of the Fukushima Minpo Newspaper , said that they didn’t report on prisoners or massacres, not because of censorship, but because they were simply not raised as topics. Reporters were, however, strictly prohibited from writing names of places and the name of units since revealing locations or units could be exploited by the enemy.

URL: http://www.sdh-fact.com/book-article/1065/
PDF: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/Ara-Nanjing-4.pdf
Questions are welcome.

MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact

SDHF Newsletter No.187J 台湾―苦悶するその歴史(書評)

2017年11月7日 火曜日

< 書 評 >
“Taiwan: A History of Agonies” by Ong Iok-tek
(English language Translation by Shimamura Yasuharu, edited by Ong Meiri)
書評:アルドゥリック・ハマ Reviewed by Aldric Hama

 この思いで、アルドゥリック・ハマ氏が本書の英語版の書評を書いてくださいました。ハマ氏は、本年度の「国家基本問題研究所」の「日本研究賞」を受賞したジューン・トーフル・ドレイヤー・マイアミ大学教授の ”Middle Kingdom and Empire of the Rising Sun: Sino-Japanese Relations, Past and Present” (中華帝国と旭日帝国:日中関係の過去と現在)の書評(12ページに及ぶ力作)を The Journal of Social, Political and Financial Studies に寄稿した方です。

English review: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/Taiwan-a-history-of-Agonies-reviewed-by-A.Hama-.pdf 

  “Taiwan: A History of Agony” (Avanguard Publishing House)
  日本李登輝友の会 https://mailform.mface.jp/frms/ritoukijapan/uzypfmwvv2px

 海外向け(4000 address)には、下記の通り発信しました。

平成28年11月7日 「史実を世界に発信する会」茂木弘道拝

Taiwan: A History of Agonies
Ong Iok-tek
(English language Translation by Shimamura Yasuharu, edited by Ong Meiri)
(Reviewed by Aldric Hama)

This legendary book, originally written in Japanese, was translated into English in 2015 and published by Avanguard Publishing House in Taipei.
Mr. Aldric Hama wrote a lengthy review of this book, in summary:

It is not usual that a patriot conveys his deep appreciation of his homeland—but in an entirely alien language? Linguistics professor Dr. Ong Iok-tek wrote Taiwan: A History of Agonies in Japanese, a moving historical summary of Taiwan’s struggle for independence from an indifferent Chinese imperial clique, a murderous Kuomintang oligarchy, and the Chinese Communist Party, the world’s largest one-party dictatorship. Ong documents Taiwan’s economic and social advancement under Dutch “barbarian” rule. The Taiwanese people have always promoted autonomy and jealously guarded their identity, but they reached their social and intellectual zenith via Japanese education. The current generation should take heed of the lessons of previous generations to avoid repeating their pain and suffering.

Full text of the review can be found here.
* URL: http://www.sdh-fact.com/review-article/1063/
PDF: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/Taiwan-a-history-of-Agonies-reviewed-by-A.Hama-.pdf
Taiwan: A History of Agonies
Avanguard Publishing House, 2015, Taipei
Order: 博客來海外購書方式
FAPA(Formosan Association for Public Affairs)
Contact: Chiao-Jung Wang
552 7th St. SE Washington, DC 20003 USA
Tel: 202-5473686
US$ 20 + $10 (handling)

MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact

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