Japan and the U.S. Should Become True Friends and Achieve “Global Justice”




Japan and the U.S. Should Become True Friends and Achieve “Global Justice”

So far, we have discussed the mistakes the U.S. has made in its diplomatic policy, but that is not to say that we will not forgive the Americans for a thousand years in the same way we will our neighboring countries that have expressed resentment toward us. In order to establish a genuine partnership between Japan and the U.S., it is essential for the U.S. to reflect on its mistakes.


If the U.S. Had Allied with Japan, and not with the Soviet Union and China…

Before the war, Japan dispatched its troops to the Korean Peninsula and Manchuria to defend the country against the Communist power that was coming from the north. On the other hand, Roosevelt, who sympathized with the Communists and had deep-rooted prejudices against Japan, thought of Japan as just an aggressive nation. Truman, who took over the presidency, followed in his footsteps. As a result, the Soviets and the Communist Party members of China gathered strength and gained momentum.

If the U.S. had allied with Japan to contain the materialistic Communists, the subsequent Cold War, which involved the whole world, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and claimed a large number of lives, would not have occurred.

Moreover, from the 1980s to the 1990s, if the U.S. had welcomed the resurgence of Japan and had taken appropriate measures to curb China’s military rise, Asian countries would not be facing today’s military and economic threats from China.


There’s a Need to Reassess the Post-WW2 World Order

The U.S. was obviously naïve about Communism. In February of 1945, the leaders of the U.S., the U.K., and the Soviet Union gathered at the Yalta conference to discuss the post-war world order, which led to the establishment of the United Nations and allowed a Communist country to become one of the leading nations in the formation of America’s post-war world order.

The U.S. is a nation that espouses freedom, justice, and democracy. Nevertheless, it is also the nation that helped to unleash Stalin’s Soviet Union and Mao Zedong’s China, and dropped two atomic bombs on Japan when Japan was in conflict with those two communism forces. This is America’s dark side.

As a result, the U.S. had been hostile to the Soviets for about four decades of the Cold War, and even now in the 21st century, it’s facing new challenges from China, a military dictatorship. It is high time for the U.S. to change its view of Japan and fundamentally overhaul its post-WW2 world order.


Remove the “Enemy State” Clauses that Represent the Containment of Japan

In order to create a new international order, Japan must call for the deletion of the “enemy state” clauses. The enemy state clauses are discriminatory clauses that remain in the U.N. Charter as a legacy of the containment strategy that the Allies, consisting of the U.S., the U.K., the Soviet Union and other nations, employed against Japan, Germany, and Italy.

For example, Article 53 of the U.N. Charter states that if the nations, which once were enemy states of the Allies, commit acts of aggression, military sanctions could be applied against them without the authorization of the Security Council. Some hold the view that these clauses are no longer being enforced, but it is still possible that they could provide a basis for the containment of Japan.

An event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nation will be held this September, where Chinese president Xi Jinping is expected to appeal for the maintenance of the post-WW2 international order. He intends to label Japan as a “country that disrupts the international order” and to put pressure on it.

So, we should demand the removal of the “enemy state” clauses, and the U.S. should correct its perception that tends to lean toward the containment of Japan.


The U.S. Needs to Become More Tolerant to Values Besides American Ones

A good point about the U.S. is that it places much value on “freedom” and “human rights”. It is also a superpower that feels responsible for the world. It has a free atmosphere, which encourages people to produce new inventions and gives people the ability for an equal chance to achieve success regardless of their births.

The problem is that the U.S. does not understand any values other than American ones. Before WW2, Japan was never a narrow-minded, barbaric country. Rather, it was a nation of foresight that had been keeping the Soviets and Chinese in check. What is necessary for the U.S. is to become more tolerant to the values and good points of other countries.

Japan is also responsible for China’s military rise because it has been providing economic assistance to China even though it was just following U.S. policy.

Japan is now working on the development of new security legislation, which will further strengthen the Japan-U.S. alliance, and Japan must stop simply following the U.S. and instead become a true friend that can disagree with the U.S. when it makes mistakes or goes too far.

When that time comes, Japan and the U.S. will be able to work together to establish global justice in the chaotic, international, political arena.


Recommended Books for a Better Understanding of the U.S.


The Revolution for Freedom


Japan Should Serve as a Mediator Between the U.S. and Russia.

If President Obama were to make a mistake in his diplomatic policy, he has the potential to create a new Cold War structure. He must not isolate Russia. In this book, Master Okawa talks about what kind of national strategy Japan should build and how world affairs will develop.


To Become a Country that Protects Freedom


Did the U.S. Deceive Japan Again?

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(IRH press published the above two books, which Ryuho Okawa wrote.)

Was Dropping the Atomic Bombs a Crime Against Humanity? – Insights from Harry S. Truman and Franklin D. Roosevelt

Master Okawa Reveals the Truth Regarding the Dropping of Atomic Bombs over Japan.

Master Okawa summoned the spirits of two former U.S. presidents, Truman and Roosevelt, and asked what they had really thought about the atomic bombs. You will discover how Roosevelt saw WW2 and how arrogant the U.S. has been throughout its history.


Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of State, Reveals What She Really Thinks

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Can the Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Correct the Mistakes that Her Husband Has Made?

Former President Bill Clinton needs to reflect on his mistakes. What does Hillary Clinton, who might become the first female president of the U.S., really think about them?

(The Happiness Realization Party published the above two books, which Ryuho Okawa wrote.)
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