Speech by Mitsuhiro Kimura at the Global Conference on Multipolarity, 29 April 2023
First of all, I would like to express my sincere respect to all participants of the International Eurasian Movement’s Global Online Conference on Multipolarity, which is devoted to seeking justice and telling the truth about the world.
My name is Mitsuhiro KIMURA of the Japanese patriotic organization Issuikai. I am a patriotic social activist.
Let me begin with a few words on the current position of Japan. Japan has been under the umbrella of the United States since its defeat in the war with the U.S. and Great Britain 77 years ago.
We, however, seek complete independence of the Japanese nation and the sovereignty of Japan without subordination or limitation.
We also call for fair, just, and equal respect for each sovereign nation in international relations. In particular, we oppose imposing on the world that only U.S. values are universal. This is nothing but the situation created by the dollar reserve currency system and Pax Americana.
In this context, first of all, I would like to confirm that the current military action of Russia against Ukraine was set up by the Ukrainian reactionary regime’s plot to dismantle Russia, orchestrated by NATO’s eastward expansion. That plan comes from the desire to demolish traditions, culture, and unique values by force.
We believe that the traditions, cultures, and language values of each country and region must be respected. This pluralistic respect for international values is what the world needs today.
My second point is about the "Summit for Democracy" held earlier by the United States. The only aim of the summit was to support the U.S. world order. It tried to give the impression that the countries participated in it were healthy states, while the rest were labeled as "undemocratic" ones.
In the article "On the U.S. Summit for Democracy" published in the Russian newspaper "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" on March 27, 2023 Mr. Nikolay Patrushev, Secretary of the Russian Security Council, made a deeply insightful point about the deception of U.S. double standards.
"The U.S. emphasizes the beauty of its democracy only to cover up the crisis of its system, in order to maintain a world order that protects U.S. interests, while ignoring and deceiving the rights of ordinary U.S. citizens. They say there is freedom of speech, but it is nothing but an illusion, dominated by an elite group of powerful corporations, and the media has become their megaphone”.
“I'm tempted to say, what in the world is democracy?"
This is part of the interview, and it is exactly right. One should not be fooled by this U.S. propaganda.
Thirdly, I would like to dwell on the current situation in Japan.
Today, Japan is clearly a "colony" of the United States. This has not changed over the past 75 years.
Most Japanese people may not be convinced by this statement. It is understandable, because it is generally considered that "Japan’s sovereignty was restored" after the end of World War II and the signing of the Peace Treaty.
In addition, although U.S. military bases exist in our daily lives, they are viewed as "tomodachi" (“friends”) and have become a natural part of the Japanese landscape. The truth is that Japan is governed by the U.S. in a way that cannot be visualized, but it has been cleverly manipulated so that we do not feel it.
Therefore, most Japanese do not consider their country a "colony," and other countries also recognize Japan as an independent nation, albeit only to a certain extent. However, I repeat that Japan is unquestionably a "colony" of the United States.
Speaking of the last war, on March 10, 1945, 77 years ago, 100,000 people were burned to death overnight in a massive air raid on Tokyo. Moreover, Hiroshima and Nagasaki experienced the first use of atomic bombs in the history of mankind. But the occupation policy instilled a sense of self-flagellation in us that it was Japan that provoked all those bombings, and that the Japanese were to blame. This is the tragedy of Japan and the reason why there are still 100 U.S. military bases on Japanese territory.
The reason why there are Japanese who see it as a product of the democratic system is because they have been brainwashed by the War Guilt Information Program, as well as the reality of postwar politics that has been tied to the interests of the United States.
Japanese patriots cannot be content with the fact that 77 years after the end of the war, foreign troops are still stationed on Japan’s territory, half of the airspace over the capital, Tokyo, is controlled by the Yokota base, and Japanese commercial aircrafts are not allowed to fly freely.
In conclusion, I would like to point out that although the air raid on Tokyo and the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nothing but war crimes committed by the United States in defiance of international law, these facts were not pointed out and were subject to oblivion. As a result, the US grew impudent, which led to the Korean War, the Vietnam War, repression against Central American countries, interventions and wars against Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, Syria, etc.
The arrogant position of the US government stating “this is democracy”, “this is freedom”, “the democratic summit values are universal, and the USA is the world leader” must be judged as a war crime.
We hope today to see the formation of a fair and equitable international community that recognizes the value of international pluralism. And in order to end the postwar monopolistic dollar reserve system and Pax Americana, we must first legally form an international tribunal to try the U.S. war crimes in Iraq and elsewhere. The idea of a Eurasian movement with an international conscience that establishes a moral compass is important.
In this respect, we support the position of Brazilian President Lula, who proposed to announce a ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine. It is the United States that must first realize its responsibility to stop the war, and we urge it to do so.
We, the Issuikai, a Japanese social patriotic organization, hereby declare our stance at this International Eurasian Movement’s Conference.
Thank you for your kind attention.