SDHF Newsletter No.110J 大東亜戦争で日本がいかに世界を変えたか 第三章

第三章 大東亜会議と人種平等の理想



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平成28年3月15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 3 –
The Greater East Asia Conference and the Dream of Racial Equality

This link is to Chapter 3.
Mr. Kase writes at the binning of this Chapter;

At the beginning of 1942, the year following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the majority of the world was still under white colonial rule.

The racial discrimination at that time was severe and sometimes cruel throughout the colonized countries and even in leading countries like America and Australia. In 1919, In 1919, when the Charter of the League of Nations was being drafted at the Versailles Peace Conference convened in Paris after World War I, the Japanese plenipotentiaries proposed the inclusion of the principle of racial equality. But this proposal was killed due to opposition from the white colonial powers, including the United States, Great Britain, France, and the Netherlands.
Upon the outbreak of the war in 1941, the Japanese Army immediately captured Hong Kong, Great Britain’s “Pearl of the Orient,” and by May 1942, occupied in succession the British colonies of Malaya, Singapore, and Burma, Dutch-ruled Indonesia, and US-ruled Philippines. In 1943, Japan admitted independence of Philippines and Burma.
The Greater East Asian Conference was held on 5th and 6th of November 1943 in the Imperial Diet Building in Tokyo. Representatives of six independent Asian countries and provisional government of India convened. This was really the first non-white races summit.
The Greater East Asia Declaration was unanimously adopted at the conference. Article 5 of the Declaration stipulates;

The countries of Greater East Asia will cultivate friendly relations with all the countries of the world, and work for the abolition of racial discrimination, the promotion of cultural intercourse and the opening of resources throughout the world, and contribute thereby to the progress of mankind.

This was a great epoch in history of mankind to advancing racial equality in the world.

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*For your reference; Chapter 1. Up to the Day Japan Surrendered
          Chapter 2. The Trap Laid by the United States

Questions are welcome.

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