SDHF Newsletter No.230 1oo anniverasary of Japan’s proposal 1
Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Japan’s Proposal for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbour ignited the liberation of Asia from Western domination – Time to express Asia’s Gratitude to Japan
Attorney at Law (Sri Lanka)
November 27, 2018
On November 14, 2018, a meeting was held to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Japan’s Proposal for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, sponsored by Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact. More accurately, the Japanese government made this proposal at the Paris Peace Conference, in a committee that would eventually draft the Covenant of the League of Nations, on February 13, 1919. In any event, we are commemorating this monumental event in a number of ways, domestically and internationally, and this meeting was one of them.
Three speakers made presentations at this meeting: Mr. Senaka Weeraratana, Attorney at Law, from Sri Lanka, Mr. Kase Hideaki, Foreign Affairs commentator and President of the Society, and Dr. Yamashita Eiji, Professor Emeritus, Osaka City University.
Mr. Senaka Weeraratna was the keynote speaker at this meeting. He is not only a practicing attorney but also acquired a Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies. He is actively involved in Buddhist-related activities–recently, he participated in an International Buddhist Conference held at Narita.
Mr. Weeraratna stated:
“I am here today not only to share my thoughts on what needs to be done to rectify a blatant historical injustice done to the leaders and people of Japan in the aftermath of the Second World War, through manipulation of the media and the writing of history, but also to fulfill a long overdue duty, as a Buddhist Sinhalese from Sri Lanka, as a representative of South Asia and a fellow Asian, to thank Japan for setting in motion a phenomenal process that brought about the liberation of Asia from Western colonial domination.”
His entire speech is here:
Questions are welcome.
MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact