SDHF Newsletter No.232 1oo anniverasary of Japan’s proposal 2
Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Japan’s Proposal for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
The Greater East Asian War: How Japan Changed the World
Diplomatic critic and chairman of the Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact
December 17, 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.
Following Mr. Senaka Weeraratna, attorney at law from Sri Lanka, Mr. Kase Hideaki made a speech titled “The Greater East Asian War: How Japan Changed the World.”
He said that Between the last days of the Shogunate and the dawning of the Meiji era we Japanese had two immense dreams. One was the revision of insulting, unequal treaties that had been forced upon us by the imperialist powers of the West. The other dream was achieving racial equality throughout the world. Many members of Japan’s warrior class traveled to the West on observation missions between the end of the Edo Shogunate and the beginning of the Meiji era. During their ocean voyages, the Japanese travelers saw how their fellow Asians were abused by their white bosses, treated like beasts of burden, like slaves.
With strenuous efforts Japan realized those two dreams.
Symbolic example of this took place this year. Prince Harry took an African-American woman as his bride. An ideal world had materialized, thanks to Japan’s strength. Throughout human history, which revolution stands out the most? The French revolution? The Russian revolution? The Industrial Revolution? The IT revolution? None of these. The greatest revolution in human history was the achievement of racial equality in the world.
His entire speech is here:
Questions are welcome.
MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact