In order for posterity to name the "third 77 years" after 2022 as the "third period of modern Japan," Japan should never ride on the sweet words of the United States and Britain. The Japanese woke up from the illusion that they were "treated on an equal footing with Westerners" and "the only honorary white country in Asia", suspected the US and Britain's "criticism of Chinese tyranny", and the current politics as soon as possible. It is necessary to change the system. Needless to say, it is the dissolution of the Japan-US security system, which has virtually continued the occupation rule by the United States from 1945 to 7 years. In other words, it is a break from dependence on the United States. At the same time, by thoroughly clearing the negative legacy brought about by Japan, a late imperialist country in the prewar period, we renewed the way of cooperation and cooperation with Asian countries such as China, South Korea, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and India. It will be possible to lay the foundation for its own survival sphere in both name and reality in East Asia, which led the world economy in the latter half of the 20th century.
In order to expect a major turning point in the coming 77 years, let's first take a very rough overview of Japan's external relations over the past 150 years.
Modern Japan, which advocated "Out of Asia and Into Europe" , has been constantly manipulated directly and indirectly by the United Kingdom and the United States. The United States and Britain have consistently used Japan as a piece of their global strategy. He turned his attention to Japan to contain Russia's southward advance to China, the Korean Peninsula at the eastern end of Eurasia. During the defeat movement at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate, the United Kingdom invited five Choshu clan men, including Hirobumi Ito, called the Choshu Five, to their own country, and supplied weapons, technology, and funds to the Satsuma and Choshu clan. The system was realized.
The movement to overthrown the shogunate and the modernization of Japan cannot be talked about without a connection with British financial and industrial capital. The peak of cooperation in the prewar period was the Anglo-Japanese Alliance conclusion period (1902-1923). The United States snuggles up to this as a silent partner. A victory like stepping on the thin ice of the Russo-Japanese War would not be possible without the backing of the United States and Britain in raising war expenses and peace negotiations, and recovery from the Great Kanto Earthquake would have been difficult without the purchase of Japanese government bonds by the United States and Britain. In this way, US-UK financial capital led by Rockefeller, Morgan, and Rothschild is deeply linked to Japanese emperor aides and conglomerates. The Japanese military, which dismantled party politics in the 1930s, regarded the emperor's aide group, who advocated cooperation with the United States, as "the chaebol of your side" and targeted both the chaebol generals and others. Meanwhile, the ongoing invasion of China caused the United States to enter into a decisive confrontation with Japan, led by the military, and urged London to dissolve the Anglo-Japanese Alliance.
Japan's postwar period begins with the dismantling of the Japanese army, which went out of control in the pitfall of the Imperial Constitution, which was the independence of the Emperor's commander-in-chief, which prevented the Cabinet from commanding the army. The United States' initial occupation policy, led by the Allied General Headquarters (GHQ) Civil Affairs Bureau, is a thorough democratization and demilitarization, which is urgently set out in the draft outline of the Constitution of Japan drafted in March 1946. However, the emperor system is preserved, and the prewar cooperation with the United States plays a central role in forming the early rulers of postwar Japan. They survive by connecting with Wall Street and US intelligence. The network of cooperation with the United States inherited from the old system will be changed as a pro-American conservative. Linked to the yoke of US occupation, they will serve as a breakwater against anti-US communization in Japan, which was reborn by the enforcement of the Constitution of Japan in May 1947. Under the severe Cold War structure, Japan's democratization was suddenly braked, and the pro-US conservatives were handed over to the successor generation as the mainstream of the Liberal Democratic Party (Liberal Democratic Party), which was born by the conservative joint in 1955, and went through twists and turns. However, even today, the de facto one-party rule continues endlessly.
The Liberal Democratic Party has been in power for most of the time since 1955. Behind this one-party, semi-permanent government was the constant will of the United States. In Nagatacho (political world), Kasumigaseki (government world), and Marunouchi / Otemachi (business world), the "Japan-US alliance axis" became a definite command and replaced the emperor's belief. If they are disbelievers, they will fall down the steps of their careers, so almost everyone will chanting the "Japan-US Security Treaty" and follow Washington's instructions. It has been a long time since the profits brought about by this became vested interests. The elite of government and government assets all try to protect their vested interests. In the 21st century, the business world seems to be upset by the remarkable rise of China, but it is not in a situation to disagree with the categorical imperative of American belief.
On the other hand, the British Empire, which built an unprecedented maritime empire in the 19th century, was exhausted by the two wars, and the colonies that once occupied a quarter of the land became independent one after another, greatly reducing their power and becoming a hegemon. Was handed over to the United States. However, after the war, Japan is said to be the monopoly territory of the United States, but the British Army was stationed in Japan in February 1946, about half a year after August 1945, as the British Commonwealth Occupation Force consisting of the New Zealand Army, the Australian Army, and the British Indian Army. Has taken over the occupation missions of the Chinese and Shikoku regions from the US military. After the war, Britain was close to the United States as a silent partner.
The European Union (EU) secessionists gained power in Britain and finally achieved the secession. Their slogan is "Global Britain". What is the ambition that the United Kingdom has with the United States, which has become an active partner from a silent partner in the United States? That is the main issue of the "Third Modern Japanese Thought".
Although the "invasion into China" has changed to "siege of China," the current situation in East Asia, where the US and European powers once again show off their military presence, is very similar to that of 100 years ago.
In 1918, young Fumimaro Konoe contributed a prominent article, "Eliminating American-British-oriented pacifism," which criticized the League of Nations in the speech magazine "Japan and the Japanese."
He insisted that: "Peace, as the Anglo-Americans say, is to maintain the status quo that is convenient for them, and regardless of justice or humanitarianism, it is'only related to the nickname of humanitarianism.' Britain and the United States insist on the fight between democracy and humanitarianism against monopoly and militarianism, and Japanese intellectuals also think that peace is equal to humanitarianism because of the rhetoric of Britain and the United States. Only Britain and the United States, the rest of the nations have nothing to gain if invited by the nickname of justice humanitarianism. Indiscriminate treatment ”should be insisted.”
If we replace the "League of Nations" mentioned here with the "China siege network," Konoe's claim is still convincing.
The allegation of "indiscriminate treatment of colored races" also leads to a protest against US President Wilson, who dismissed Japan's request to add a clause of racial equality to the Covenant of the League of Nations. Just as Asian contempt is rising in the United States today in the 21st century, it is the white world that shares the values of "freedom and democracy, human rights, and the rule of law" led by the United States and Britain, and they have emerged. We cannot give up the rule of law to the colored people of Asia. From this point of view, it is no exaggeration to say that Communist China and Japan are the same enemy.
Immediately after the start of the war between Japan and the United States, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), which is under the umbrella of the Rockefeller conglomerate and has a decisive influence on the US foreign policy, said, "Don't look down on Korea when occupying Japan, China, Russia, and Asian countries. We should take advantage of our superiority to the United States and the strong desire to be treated on an equal footing with Western countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom. " This recommendation was consistently adopted in the US policy toward Japan after the war. John D. Rockefeller III, who virtually presided over the CFR in 1950, the year before the conclusion of the peace treaty with Japan, came to Japan with Special Envoy John Foster Dulles, who will be Secretary of State under the Eisenhower administration, to root the conclusion of the peace treaty. , Both of them make similar remarks. Taking advantage of the inferiority complex of the yellow race is the basis of the Japanese handle of the American and British rulers. It is consistent to this day.
In particular, John Dulles, who is considered to be the "creator" of the Japan-US Security Treaty, said after signing the peace treaty:
"Although it was reformed by the occupation, I doubted that I could trust the Japanese who had a fierce war until 6 to 7 years ago. Behind the negotiations with the United States, a communist country but an Asian of the same yellow race. I suspected that it might be connected to the People's Republic of China. The superiority that the Japanese often had over other Asian countries, and the United States and the United Kingdom of the "Elite Anglo-Saxon Club". We should use the fulfillment of our longing to join the Western camp against the communist nations to hold back our loyalty to the Western camp. The Japan-US Security Alliance, which re-arms Japan and incorporates it into its western camp, while the dilemma of not being able to trust the Japanese, is to permanently subordinate Japan to the United States. It was solved by building. (John W. Dower, War without mercy, Pantheon Books, 1986)
The US and Britain's "criticism of Chinese tyranny" is by no means something that can be taken head-on.