SDHF Newsletter No.120J 大東亜戦争で日本はいかに世界を変えたか 10

第十章 日本人が成し遂げたこと




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平成28年4月13日 「史実を世界に発信する会」茂木弘道拝

The Greater East Asian War: How Japan Changed The World
By Kase Hideaki
(Published by KK Bestseller in Japanese, 2015)
Chapter 10 – What the Japanese People Accomplished

This link is to Chapter 10 and the Conclusion.
Mr. Kase’s father, Toshikazu, participated in the surrender proceedings, accompanying plenipotentiary Shigemitsu Mamoru, held in Tokyo Bay aboard the American battleship USS Missouri. When Mr. Kase was in middle school, he asked his father what was going through his mind while he was on board the USS Missouri. His reply was:

“Although Japan had been defeated in battle, we had liberated the people of Asia from hundreds of years of oppression and enslavement. As I stood on the deck of the USS Missouri, I knew in my heart with pride that Japan had actually won the war, insofar as we had led Asia into a great new era of history. Shigemitsu felt the same way.”

From the Conclusion: “For humankind, the greatest event of the twentieth century was the disappearance of the “color line,” which measured the worth of humans and divided them based on the color of their skin.”
It is unbelievable that there are many in the world today who deny this historical fact. Americans claim that the US-Japan war was a battle of “democracy vs totalitarianism.” It is beyond belief that a racist country such as the US can claim to be a democratic country and, furthermore, condemns egalitarian countries to be “non-democratic”. It is also silly that Europe and America, which colonized Asia, calls the Japanese “invasion” of their colonies as “imperialistic aggression”. Japan actually made the Philippines and Burma independent in 1943 and promised Indonesia its independence. Moreover, Japan fostered the volunteer army “Defenders of the Homeland” (Indonesian acronym PETA), which became the core force for independence in the struggle against British and Dutch armies.
I hope many, including Japanese, come to realize how Japan changed the world through the Greater East Asian War by reading Mr. Kase’s book.

Author profile:

*For your reference; Chapter 1. Up to the Day Japan Surrendered
          Chapter 2. The Trap Laid by the United States
Chapter 3. The Greater East Asia Conference and the Dream of Racial Equality
Chapter 4. The Noble Spirit Which Inspired the People of Asia
Chapter 5. Freedom From Racial Discrimination
           Chapter 6. Japanese Army’s “Spirit-First Policy”
Chapter 7. Why Do We Praise The Kamikaze?
Chapter 8. The United States and the Atomic Bombings of Japan
       Chapter 9. A Nation with a Fabricated History 

Questions are welcome.

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