Aspirations to Free Japan
From the Western Yoke
Longest serving Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, since WWII, proudly and diligently served an admirable ideal. Like patriots everywhere around the world would, he sought the national interest of his own Japan, at earnest. He strived to “make Japan great, strong, and internationally, a force to be reckoned with.” He pursued policies irrespective if they were popular so long as they served the state and the nation. Coupled with his devotion to the “ideal,’ he edged his name to history. If these were the reasons that ended his life abruptly on 8 July 2022, then be it. His legacy will even become weightier over time. Simply because, Abe’s assassination only reinvigorates aspirations to free Japan from the Western yoke.
Shinzo Abe sought an equality in alliance and partnership with the US and other Western powers. In pursuit of finally becoming a “normal country,” he believed Japan had to become a military force to defend itself. Much like his grandfather, also a prime minister, he followed a similar path of great lengths to establish the international stature and prestige of Japan. As a result, reportedly, Abe’s nationalist views have often raised tensions with China and South Korea.
Abe’s Assassination Only Reinvigorates
No matter how the investigation of Shinzo Abe’s assassination is to be concluded, his legacy will not change. In fact, Abe’s assassination only reinvigorates aspirations to free Japan from the Western yoke. The fact that he could not have achieved it during his lifetime, his tragic passing ironically will reinforce what he was striving for all his life. His deeds now will become an even stronger sign for his followers and others to carry on his mantle.
To Free Japan from the Western Yoke
The Tally for the US
Abe’s Assassination NOW Reinvigorates
In summary, the US imposed on Japan a pacifist constitution and made Japan a subservient nation-state. That became the reality of the twentieth century, the legacy of the World War II. No need to go to the annals of history as to why and how the past century evolved like that.
Since the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the leaders in the US should have had the vision and wisdom to understand and do their job. They did not. They should have allowed Japan to replace its constitution indigenously without interference from the vanquisher of WWII.
Abe’s assassination NOW reinvigorates the silent majority in Japan that time has run out. Abe’s tragic passing is a milestone and a sign for Japan to embark on a new path ever since the end of WWII. Unfortunately for the US, Japan will embark on this path with new and different partners, in view of the divided America.
Where Do I Get This “Wisdom” From?
I visited Japan for the first and only time in 2020. It was a political invitation. I ended up with half a dozen well connected Japanese elite. After building quick and sincere friendships, they all received a copy of my book, called: “GameChanger.” There and there, they immediately perused it. The leader of the pack turned to me and said: “This must be published in Japan.”
I said: “I know. It is necessary because it argues that it is time to free Japan from the Western yoke.” They could not believe their ears about what I told them abruptly. I pressed further: “Past three US presidents should have already offered Japan the opportunity to replace the WWII imposed constitution, but they did not.”
I continued one step further and said: “Donald J. Trump would do that. He has the capacity, vision, and wisdom to correct history.” Unfortunately, for Shinzo Abe and our hosts, the 2020 elections did not work out right. As a result, it is fate that resolving this issue will still rest on the shoulders of Shinzo Abe, even at his grave.
The Rest Has to Wait for Another Posting
In another posting, perhaps I can go into details about who my hosts were and their close association with Shinzo Abe.
Though not everything ever needs to be revealed in these visits, this much hint should be enough for the moment.
In memory of a great idealistic leader, Shinzo Abe, another posting may become appropriate after consulting with my hosts there, in due process.