SDHF Newsletter No.64Jヘンリー・ストークス講演

SDHF Newsletter No.64Jヘンリー・ストークス講演

元ニューヨーク・タイムズ東京支社長 ヘンリー・ストークス

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平成26年2月18日 「史実を世界に発信する会」事務局長 茂木弘道

“Japan was the Light of Hope in Asia”
Henry S. Stokes, former Tokyo Bureau Chief of The New York Times

Mr. Henry Stokes addressed at the 70th Conference for Greater East Asian Assembly held at Kensei Kinen Hall in Tokyo on November 6, 2013.
He says that one of the most surprising developments in the 20th century has been the sheer speed at which the 500 year curse of colonialism came to an end. Rule by white men petered out in mid-air. No one seems to have expected this.
What had happened to concertina all expectations?
The simple answer is the Second World War had broken out and it had shown that one relative newcomer to the world stage in 500-year drama, capable of delivering enormous blows to colonialism. And that was Japan.
He continues to say that the Greater East Asian Conference was held on November 5, 6, 1943 in Tokyo was the first Summit of colored races held for the first time in the long history of human beings. At this conference Mr. Chandra Bose, head of the provisional government of India, appealed, “let the joint declaration not only for fellow Asians but also for all the people of the world, who are suffering from suppressions as the Charter for Equality of Human Rights.” He said Japan was “the Light of Hope” for non-white people of the world. 

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