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A country called Japan?

In the past, I thought of the United States as a wonderful country and may have been a little ashamed of being born Japanese. But today, half a century later, I am truly grateful to have been born Japanese. Why? Take, for example, this.

5,700 safes washed away by the tsunami following the Great East Japan Earthquake were recovered and 2.3 billion yen was returned to their owners. The Western view of humanity cannot explain why this happens. People stand in long lines for rationing. But this is not the result of the Japanese people's growing populace over the 75 years since the end of World War II. The same thing happened 100 years ago during the Great Kanto Earthquake.

During the days I spent in the huge encampment that housed the disaster victims, I did not hear a single complaint. I was not to bother or inconvenience others with sudden movements or outbursts of hurtful emotions. It was as if we were all in the same small boat, and everyone was still and quiet. (Paul Claudel, French Ambassador to Japan)

This is the essence of the Japanese people that transcends history and politics, and is truly something to be proud of. Perhaps we should ask ourselves why we are the kind of people we are. We need to think carefully about how this kind of temperament and nature was nurtured.

Westerners' colonial policies and imperialism. The philosophy of international finance capital is simple. The purpose of life is to increase one's income and assets, and the lives of those who are sacrificed for this purpose are nothing more than an expense. The philosophy of the Japanese is different.

First of all, be independent and not controlled by others. If you cannot stand on your own feet, assimilate with us as Japanese. We will spare no expense to support you. This is the philosophy of the Greater East Asia War and the annexation of Korea. Japanese people have never wanted to colonize and exploit other countries. This is why people with the philosophy of international finance capital, where self and one's own interests are the principle of action, feel threatened. Paul Claudel put it this way: "Un peuple pour le quel.

Un peuple pour lequel je souhaite qu'il ne soit jamais écrasé, c'est le peuple japonais. Il ne faut pas que disparaisse une antique civilisation si Nul peuple ne mérite mieux sa prodigieuse expansion. Ils sont pauvres; mais nobles, quoique si nombreux.(Henri Mondor, " Propos familiers de Paul Valéry ", Bernard Grasset, Paris, 1957, p. 221.)

What this means is this.

There is one race that I hope will never be crushed. It is the Japanese people. This ancient civilization, which is so interesting, must not disappear. No nation is more naturally capable of such astonishing development than Japan. The Japanese are poor, but noble. Despite their large population (Wikipedia)

Westerners see Japan as a place where large amounts of money are returned after major natural disasters. The Japanese, poor or hard-pressed, stand in orderly rows. Japanese who sacrifice themselves to fight for liberation, not exploitation. Such a philosophy of the Japanese people seems strange and frightening to the senses. That is what I am thinking these days. So, I made a political donation for the first time in my life (but that is not important), thinking that there are few political parties today that talk about such things and that the only exception is the Sangyo-kyokai.

We have inherited from our ancestors a philosophy that is not intrinsically self-centered but altruistic. If only we could spread these values, this way of life, this way of living, to the rest of the world. If we can spread these values, way of life, and lifestyle to the world, we can make the wicked people who are trying to satisfy their own self-interests by involving other countries in wars blush. This is Japan's next strategy.

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