Japan Should Not Rely on the U.S. to Protect Its Right to Life
What A Sovereign State Should Do To Protect Its People

At Japan’s special Diet on the 28th of August, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed his intention to dissolve the Lower House.

North Korea is ready for war. They launched another missile on the 15th of September, which flew over Japan and landed 2000km east of Cape Erimo. It is highly possible that they also conducted their sixth nuclear experiment on the 3rd of September. If Japan begins elections under this strain it will create a vacuum in the political system, which will significantly cripple the nation in responding to emergencies. The government is about to dig its own grave.

Abe’s decision to dissolve the Lower House is an attempt to evade any investigations into the ruling Liberal Democratic Party regarding the recent Moritomo-Kake scandals. An election will win their party seats in the Diet before another party takes over the administration. In other words, it is a plan to protect the Liberal Democratic Party administration.

Current politics has obviously reached its limit.

Master Ryuho Okawa, founder of the Happiness Realization Party, gave a lecture at Rihga Royal Hotel Niihama in Ehime Prefecture, entitled “How to Become a Resourceful Human”. Despite the coming typhoon, there was a full house of 700 people.


Japan Prospered Through Resourceful People

Japan is a country with no natural resources, Master Okawa said, and attributed Japan’s significant growth to the power of education. Japan’s greatest asset is its people. Even with the current depopulation trend, Japan is still able to compete on par with more populated and more resourceful countries. Master Okawa also stressed the importance of producing many resourceful people who can advance their country as world-class leaders.

With regard to Japan’s politics, Master Okawa criticized the way the Liberal Democratic Party has been running the government. In the 1980s, the fiscal deficit was approximately JPY 100 trillion (US$1 trillion); and now it has become JPY 1,100 trillion (US$11 trillion) due to the government distributing funds before elections to bolster its chance of winning. This is a barely legal form of bribery.

Additionally, the government has taken license authority over private businesses, which slows down their progress. “A government that kills the spirit of entrepreneurship is a ‘negative government’, and it has deprived Japan’s proactivity for 20 years,” Master Okawa said.


Are You Okay With Handing Your Right to Life to Another Country?

Japan also faces a problem in diplomacy. Prime Minister Abe has been abroad many times under the banner of “international harmony”, meeting with leaders in China, Russia and India to seek tighter economic sanctions against North Korea. These are countries engaged in fairly active trade with North Korea.

“Russia does not feel at all threatened by North Korea,” commented Master Okawa. “Neither does China . . . [India] being a nuclear superpower and heavily populated, is said to be China’s next rival, and they don’t feel threatened by North Korea either.” In other words, any form of cooperation by those countries with Japan would be nothing more than a display of friendship. Abe’s diplomacy lacks tact.

Prime Minister Abe has proposed an amendment to Article 9 of the Constitution, but it will retain the prohibition of military forces and the prohibition of the right of belligerency. The Chief Cabinet Secretary has stated that the government will not abolish the “Three Non-Nuclear Principles” no matter how many missile come flying their way.

In amongst this critical situation, the idea of relinquishing their reliance on the U.S. for defense has not crossed the Japanese government’s mind.

Master Okawa explained that if Japan continues to rely on the U.S. for defense, our best future course will change according to Dietary decisions and diplomatic relations. “North Korea is making Japan question itself: ‘we have placed our right to life in the hands of America for 72 years, but is this really okay?'”

“If you don’t want to face destruction, do what you have to do,” Master Okawa said, advocating nuclear armament. Finally, he ended the lecture imploring Japan to get its agency on par with the United Nations P5.

In the lecture Master Okawa also spoke about the following topics:

  • What you need to become more resourceful as a person
  • The mindset required to gain support from other people
  • Japan’s economic stagnation and the economic growth in China and South Korea
  • Abenomics and its failure
  • Information control in North Korea
  • The Japanese government and the issue of blurry statements
  • Japan’s revolutions have been 1) the driving off of Mongol invasion, and 2) the Meiji Restoration. What will be the third?
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