The Postwar Constitution of Japan Found Invalid

Dr. Shoichi Watanabe, Professor Emeritus, Sophia  University (  http://bit.ly/eJPYQn ) discusses  "Who's stirring up anti-Japan sentiments in Japan" in the article I posted on February 10, 2011 and "Confute Fabrication of Comfort Women!" on February 25, 2011.

Now he discusses "Invalidity of the Post-War Constitution of Japan" with Mrs. Tomomi Inada, a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in Japan's National Diet. See her profile http://bit.ly/dUtt2y (As this English version is not fully translated, see the Japanese version for better understanding of what she stands for.)

The video footage of "Invalidity of the Post-War Constitution of Japan (9 min. 53 sec.)

A Summary of Discourse

The constitution of Japan enacted on May 3, 1947 as the postwar constitution has been found invalid based on the following reasons:

1. All the existing and available documents indicate that the constitution which many politicians, political circles, etc. have recently had heated discussions of whether to revise it or not was in fact imposed by Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers (SCAP), a title held by General Douglas MacArthur when Japan had no sovereignty at all over the administration of Japan and when Japanese nationals were not allowed to discuss anything related to their constitution. All the Japanese nationals were deprived of freedom of speech during the period when SCAP dictated in Japan as it issued a number of orders, decrees, etc. SCAP practiced "purge of those who discussed anything in favor of the Imperial Japan" while encouraging the Korean leftists to speak up to oppress the Japanese nationals.

2. Japan should not revise the present constitution at all for the reason that any partial revision will tacitly suggest legitimacy of the constitution imposed by the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers.

3. The following Imperial Edict (or Imperial Decree) is an order given by the Emperor Hirohito found to be a product fabricated by Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers (SCAP), in which the Emperor Hirohito stated as follows:


御名 御璽

We (Royal We), having been deeply pleased with the cornerstone so determined based upon consensus of all the nationals, so as to construct new Japan, hereby promulgate it with Our approval of revision made to the Constitution of Imperial Japan upon an advice made by Privy Council and upon decision made in the Imperial Diet in accordance with Article 73 of the Constitution of Imperial Japan.

Imperial Signature and Seal
November 3, 1947

However, no consensus was nurtured among the entire population of Japan before promulgation of the constitution. The Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers forced His Majesty The Emperor Hirohito to state as it was prepared.

Note: The above is a translation of the Imperial Decree tentatively done by Ted Yokohama since I did not find any authorized translation at all.

4. Those supporting a move to revise the current constitution should not attempt to revise it in such a way as to follow the legal procedures based upon the current constitution, thereby avoiding Japan's approval of the legitimacy of the current constitution. Japan should nullify it for convenience while reviewing it and deciding on which articles to keep or to abolish.

5. It is said that those Americans involved with drafting the current constitution wondered why Japan still had kept it as it was drafted and imposed upon decades ago. The Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers gave a wrong impression to the whole world that no democracy existed in the prewar Japan and that democracy was introduced to Japan by the United States of America.

6. General MacArthur stated in his testimony given in the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees of the United States Senate, 82nd Congress, Thursday May 3, 1951 "They feared that if those supplies were cut off, there would be 10 to 12 million people unoccupied in Japan. Their purpose, therefore, in going to war was largely dictated by security." His statement proves that Japan executed war for self-defense.

Related posts made by Ted Yokohama:

Who's stirring up anti-Japan sentiments in Japan? posted on February 10, 2011 See  http://bit.ly/hWNKL0  and Confute Fabrication of Comfort Women! posted on February 25, 2011  See http://bit.ly/h61vpj

Note: Please remember that I am still in a process of completing the translation of the above video footage.

1 comment:

  1. MacArthur cannot make up his mind. He murdered and censored, then he said Japan fought for self defense.


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