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SDHF Newsletter No.92 Address of Wan Wai Thayakon

70th Conference Series 7)
Address of Prince Wan Waithayakon, Representative of Thailand,
Given at The Greater East Asian Conference held on November 5, 1943

March 20, 2015

Following Chang Ching-hui’s address, presented previously, we preset Prince Wan Waithayakon’s address.
He says “With profound foresight, the Japanese Empire has seen that progress in the modern world has to depend on the methods of Western civilization, but with reliance on the cultural principle of the East. She has, therefore, modified her form of development to conform to the
modern pattern, did away with extraterritoriality and advanced with rapidly to the status of a Great
“The Japanese Empire had followed the policy of establishing a Co-Prosperity Sphere, abiding
by the ideal of justice, righteousness and peace. .. Consequently, the War of Greater East Asia had
perforce to break out, and the great and glorious victories achieved by the Imperial Japanese Armed Forces filled the people, throughout, Asia with joy, for therein lies the hope of the people of Greater
East Asia to be able to establish on a solid basis the Co-Prosperity Sphere, in this region.”

For your reference, the series of 5 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

Questions are welcome.

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