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December 13, 2012 - Master Ryuho Okawa Speaks at Ōmiya Station
Master Ryuho Okawa, founder and honorary president of the Happiness Realization Party (HRP), gave a political speech in front of Ōmiya Station shortly after noon on December 13, 2012. Over 500 people gathered to hear him point out that Japan definitely must not show a compromising attitude toward China and North Korea, and that Japan should not send itself into a depression through an increase in the consumption tax. The contents of his speech are as follows:
There are two things Japan must do right now:
The first point is that Japan definitely must not take a compromising attitude toward countries that display tendencies for military expansionism! Japan should never compromise nor take a conciliatory approach toward evildoers. We must define justice as defeating evil and manifesting what is right.
The second point is the fact that Japan is on the verge of entering a whirlpool due to a crisis in the economy. The U.S. is currently in an economic recession, and Europe is in a major economic depression as well. The economic bubble is about to burst in our neighboring country, China. We most definitely should not send Japan into a great depression again.
What could send Japan into a great depression?
First of all, the very fact that the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), and the New Komei Party (NKP) forcefully doubled the consumption tax rate this summer through a three-party agreement could.
On top of that, those environmentally left-winged people, who use the words “denuclearization”, “anti-nuclear power”, and “eventual denuclearization” could. They are the very same people, who just a while ago, kept saying, “Stop carbon dioxide (CO2) emission.”
We will never allow ourselves to bear the brunt of foreign countries’ outrage. The behavior of North Korea and China make me think that the Japanese government should pursue a satellite launch in the direction to their countries. We must point out that China definitely has a close connection to North Korea. The Chinese Communist government opposes economic sanctions against North Korea while at the same time they say North Korea’s acts are regrettable.
We want to protect the peace and safety of this country, and the world, through a nation represented by citizens who love the world.
Let there be justice in this world! Let there be justice on Earth! People of Japan, let us stand at the top of such a world!
Please help nurture this political party because we conduct ourselves according to the truth. We are the party that will save this country!
- Fight With ‘Wisdom' and ‘Justice' When Dealing With the Hegemonic State of China
In this lecture, he clarified his view on important points that national leaders must consider when dealing with a hegemonic country in this current state of world affairs.
He emphasized the value of justice, which is something that the Japanese people tend to take lightly. He drew on Takeshima and the Senkaku islands to illustrate his point.
- Master Ryuho Okawa Preaches on “What Is Global Justice?"
In this lecture, Master Ryuho Okawa pointed out that the great superpower, America, is now going through a difficult phase. Since America has long been a key decision maker in setting the global standard for Justice, the world's people are now losing their benchmark for fairness.
Regarding North Korea and China, Master Ryuho Okawa strongly criticized their political systems saying that their national interests are not the nations' interests.
- China Is Not Entitled to Be a Permanent Member of the Security Council:
Following the recent comments by Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Sept 30, 2012, accusing Tokyo of stealing the Senkaku Islands, the Happiness Realization Party issued a statement [Note], saying that China does not have any entitlement to a permanent seat on the Security Council.