SDHF Newsletter No.153J 大東亜会議70周年記念シリーズ11



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平成28年12月19日 「史実を世界に発信する会」茂木弘道

70th Conference Series (11)
Address of Prime Minister Hideki Tojo, Representative of Japan
Given at The Greater East Asian Conference held on November 5, 1943

So far I have introduced addresses from representatives of six participating countries. The seventh is by Prime Minister Hideki Tojo, the representative of Japan. Actually, his address was given immediately after the opening of the Greater East Asian Conference. Since I feel that his address is inclusive and representative of all of the addresses, I present it here last.
He states “The need of upholding international justice and of guaranteeing world peace is habitually stressed by America and Britain. They mean thereby no more and no less than the preservation of a world order of their own, based upon division and conflict in Europe and upon the perpetuation of their colonial exploitation of Asia.”
If you read through his address, you will understand why Japan rose to fight against United States and Britain and why six Asian independent countries joined Japan’s fight.

For your reference, the series of 8 addresses:
Mr. Surya Bose (grandson of the brother of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose)
Mr. Kase Hideaki: “The Greater East Asia Conference Paved the Way to Universal Human Equality”
Mr. Henry Stokes: “Japan was the Light of Hope in Asia”
Mr. Watanabe (Professor Emeritus at Sophia University): “Greater East Asian
Conference which I remember”
Wang Chin-wei’s Address
Chang Ching-hui’s Address
Wan Waithayakon’s address
Jose Raurel’s Address:
Ba Maw’s address:
Subhas Chandra Bose’s address

Questions are welcome.

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