Why U.S.A. still instigates anti-Yasukuni Shrine?

Before discussing U.S. motive behind its persistent anti-Yasukuni Shrine instigation, we will have to briefly review the history of colonization of Asia by the west that crucially and inevitably determined Japan’s course of action to follow for almost 100 years from the last half of the 19th century to the first half of the 20th century.

Japan, although her shores were closed to the world for more than two hundred years (1641-1854), had constantly updated on the conditions surrounding Japan and technological advancements in the west through the limited channels that remained open to the west.

Therefore, Japan was well aware of the miserable conditions prevailing in the colonized Asian nations. Japan was obviously and firmly determined to dodge their brutal advancement into her sacred lands by conversely increasing her intercourse with the west, through which she had quickly absorbed technologies and knowledge at the cost of her gold reserves and some of her long-preserved traditions. The slogan the Government of Japan upheld at the time of the Meiji Restoration was “Catch up with and exceed the west!” and otherwise there will be no future for Japan. She was obviously faced with growing military threats from Great Britain, Russia, France, Netherlands, U.S.A. Germany, etc.

As evidenced in the history of colonization in Asia, those colonialists expanded their vicious and greedy clout into Asia. Great Britain completed her control over India just 10 years before the Meiji Restoration in 1868, Burma in 1886, and the Malay Peninsula in 1909. France took Vietnam by force in 1887. Netherlands officially colonized Indonesia in 1904. U.S.A. annexed Hawaii in 1898, and seized the Philippines the same year. Russia was posing a great threat to Japan in those years. They were nothing but militaristic to satisfy their hungry stomachs.

                   The colonies in the early 20th century filmed by the colonialists
                   to report on their achievements to the people in their countries

At the outset of Japan’s modernization, the growing military threats were so complex as those colonialists vied for supremacy in Asia, threatening to colonize Japan, China (some parts of China were already colonized by the west), and Korea (a vassal state of China). The colonization is a major factor that made Japan resolve to compete with the western powers so as to avoid the imminent colonization by the west. Her determination was based on her thorough and constant observation of those colonized by the west in Asia and also based on her bitter experience with the western powers on a number of occasions, demanding Japan not only to open her door to the west but also to accept the unequal treaties at gunpoint.

Japan’s victory over Russia in 1905 was not only a big surprise to the west but also the dawn of the Asian era, during which the Asian nations had witnessed the modernized Japan quickly catching up with the west who had been brutally ruling most of Asia for centuries.

Despite Japan’s strenuous efforts, there implacably remained injustice and racial discrimination against the Asian race by the west for the purpose of exploiting Asia and its people.

Intensely dissatisfied with the racial inequality the white dominant international community had continued to neglect, Japan viewed the Paris Peace Conference held in 1919 after the World War I as the best opportunity to voice her opinion and to seek a universal approval on “racial equality”, thus making one of the most significant proposals in the history of mankind, called “Racial Equality Clause”.

                        The Japanese delegation to the Paris peace conference
                                                       Count Nobuaki Makino
                                               The head of the Japanese Delegation
Notwithstanding her earnest desire for the inclusion of “racial equality clause” in the Covenant of the League of Nations on 13 February, 1919 as an amendment to Article 21, the United States of America and Australia (self-governing dominion of the British Empire) strongly opposed the world’s first proposal made by Japan.

Namely the 28th president of U.S.A. Thomas Woodrow Wilson (Wilson was "deeply racist in his thoughts and politics" and his administration racially segregated federal employees and the Navy.-Wikipedia) who chaired the conference flatly turned down Japan’s proposal, saying that although the proposal had been approved by a clear majority, that in this particular matter, strong opposition had manifested itself, and that on this issue a unanimous vote would be required.

                               The 28th president of U.S.A. Thomas Woodrow Wilson

The proposal received a majority vote on the day. 11 of the 17 delegates present voted in favor of its amendment to the charter, and no negative vote was taken. The votes for the amendment tallied thus:
  • Japan (2) Yes
  • France (2) Yes
  • Italy (2) Yes
  • Brazil (1) Yes
  • Republic of China (1) Yes
  • Greece (1) Yes
  • Serbia (1) Yes
  • Czechoslovakia (1) Yes

Total: 11 Yes

  • British Empire (2) - Not Registered
  • United States (2) - Not Registered
  • Portugal (1) - Not Registered
  • Romania (1) - Not Registered
  • Belgium (2) – Absent                                 -Wikipedia
The U.S. opposition resulted not only in strong dissatisfaction among the Japanese public but also elicited such extensive riots as Red Summer riot (Omaha Race riot), Chicago Race riot,, Elain Race riot, etc. in the United States.

                           The white Americans pose for a photograph after they burned
                           an African American Mr. Will Brown to death during Red Summer Riot

                                     An African American man was stoned to death
                                     by whites during Chicago Race Riot
                                                              Elain Race Riot

This rejection of Japan’s proposal eventually led to broader conflicts between Japan who demanded “justice” and a group of U.S. and UK who rejected “justice”.

During the Greater East Asia War (also called “The Pacific War or The World War II in the west), Japan convened, from Nov. 5, 1943 for two days, the international conference in Tokyo, better known as “The Greater East Asia Conference” with the participation of Burma, The Republic of China, Thailand, The Second Philippine Republic, The Provisional Government of India (as an observer), and the Government of Manchuria who were either Japan’s allies or those who gained the long-desired independence from the western colonialists after Japan liberated them.
                                  Participants of the Greater East Asia Conference.
                                  Left to right : Ba Maw, Zhang Jinghui, Wang Jingwei,
                                  Hideki Tōjō, Wan Waithayakon, José P. Laurel,
                                  Subhas Chandra Bose.

The conference was the first one ever held only by the Asian race in the history of mankind. Those who participated in the conference recalled that the summit was peaceful and harmonious throughout the entire period since they felt liberated from mindset of “master-slave” relations.

At the end of the conference, the participating nations published the Joint Declaration of the Greater East Asia Conference whose gist was to enhance “co-existence and co-prosperity based on racial equality”.

Immediately after the Greater East Asia Conference, the Cairo Conference was held in Cairo, Egypt from November 22 to 26, 1943 to counteract the Joint Declaration of the Greater East Asia Conference.
                            Roosevelt and Churchill, and Chang-kai Shek as a special guest
                                                           at the Cairo Conference

Knowing Japan’s claim to enhance “co-existence and co-prosperity based on racial equality, their (Roosevelt and Churchill) hatred towards Japan and her people culminated and decided to hold the Cairo summit by inviting Chang-kai Shek they supposedly believed representing Asia, thereby mitigating the expected impact of the Joint Declaration of the Greater East Asia Conference on their future actions and also trying to demonstrate that their fight against Japan was not racially oriented. Deep in their minds, they obviously chose to consider a brutal option “annihilation of the Japanese race” as Japan posed the greatest threat to the existence of their colonies solely based on exploitation of minor races, for which Japan had consistently condemned U.S.A. and UK.

If Japanese were asked to list a few inhumane acts among many executed against the Japanese race by U.S.A., they would forthwith articulate Hiroshima and Nagasaki massacres, including indiscriminate bombardment” of 68 major cities in Japan whose premeditated brutality was beyond one’s imagination.

                         Einstein requested Roosevelt to secure budget required for     
                         development of nuclear bombs, of which Roosevelt approved.
                         Truman, known as a member of Ku Klux Kan, approved of
                         dropping A-bombs codenamed “Fat Man” and Little Boy”

                                                              Hiroshima Massacre
                   Read: 68th Hiroshima Day:US hates anyone substantiating "Truth".
Curtis Emerson LeMay, (after the war, he became the vice presidential running mate of American Independent Party presidential candidate George Wallace in 1968) came up with a notorious tactic to kill all innocent Japanese civilians down below the Japanese sky inundated with B-29s just like vicious wasps. The aerial bombing he commanded was recorded as the most brutal in the history of mankind. The tactic he ordered his men to follow was as follows:

After B-29s reach the target area, they first bomb the areas surrounding the target, so that all Japanese are forced to remain within the area encircled with towering fires. Then, bomb the target area and annihilate all Japanese civilians within the target area.

Curtis Emerson LeMay
for detailed information on U.S. air raid

Unfortunately none of the western powers had a slightest idea of giving up their colonies after the conclusion of the World War II till many of the awakened Asian and African nations stood up against the colonialists. Some Japanese soldiers remained in Indonesia, Burma, etc. even after the war and continued to assist local guerrilla drive out the colonialists. U.S.A. totally denied Japan to the point that Japan had been nothing but “Atrocious Fiend” at Tokyo Trials and imposed the American made constitution upon Japan while brutally purging anyone they thought unwilling to obey the orders MacArthur had issued, to ensure that Japan would not rise again against the whites.

Read: The Tokyo Trials and the Truth of "Pal's Judgment" by Watanabe Shoichi, Professor Emeritus at Sophia University, Tokyo(Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact)
Speaking of MacArthur who acted like a king of Japan, some Japanese seem to believe that he was full of the American sarcasm, as seen in deciding when to execute major events; he ordered his men to indict 7 Japanese (General Tojo and others including a civilian) of false charges on April 29, 1945, the first birthday after the end of the War Japanese people celebrated for the Emperor Hirohito. He executed them on December 23, 1948, birthday of Prince Akihito (the current Emperor of Japan). 

Furthermore, MacArthur ordered his young men (aged 20s) to draft “the constitution of Japan” less than 10 days and ordered Japan to promulgate the constitution on November 3, 1946, birthday of the Emperor Meiji (reigning from 3 February 1867 until his death on 30 July 1912) and to enforce it on May 3, 1947, a year after the Tokyo Trials formally began.

Although Japan was defeated by then white-ruled U.S.A. and white-ruled British Empire, Japan demonstrated its determination to fight for “racial equality” throughout history of her encounters with the western colonial states, including the United States of America. It is strongly believed among the people in Japan that Japan considerably contributed to emancipation of Asia and Africa from the western colonialists, including the realization of freedom to all ethnic groups in U.S.A., not to mention that “racial equality” was incorporated into the United Nations Charter, thereby later abolishing an infamous policy of apartheid and racial segregation in the white dominant nations.

Particularly U.S.A. and UK (including Australia) continue to harbor racially deep-rooted hatred towards Japan and her people due to the fact that Japan was the first nation in the world who denounced “racial inequality” practiced by the white dominant nations and who made the oppressed people of the world realize “they could change the world” although they were wholly not aware of Japan’s altruistic motive which U.S.A. and UK have always denied through their anti-Japan propaganda.

For the next century or so, U.S. will remain anti-Japan for a number of reasons. A moment after accepting that Japan is the first nation who proposed “racial equality” at the international conference and whose very action resulted in the greatest achievement in human history, U.S. will lose its ground for justification of its inhumane deeds such as Hiroshima and Nagasaki massacres, upon which U.S. motive of defeating Japan as an evil is based.

It seems so obvious that U.S. desires to keep Japan as its protectorate as long as possible and to suppress any moves to recognize Japan as the nation who changed the whole world (once brutally ruled by the white colonialists) for the world that promotes humanitarianism, by singlehandedly standing up against the western colonialists.
Yasukuni Shrine is in fact the most sacred place where the brave souls of the Japanese soldiers who sacrificed themselves for the various causes that had eventually consolidated into the racial equality and/or that had led to the racial equality are enshrined at with Japan’s earnest desire for peace-building, however, U.S. strongly desires to conceal this important message connoted in the Yasukuni Shrine visits vital to the history of mankind from the eyes of the good people in the world by instigating anti-Yasukuni Shrine in cahoots with a U.S. puppet the Republic of Korea born as U.S. anti-Japan tool on August 13, 1948 a few months before the conclusion of Tokyo Trials and The Peoples’ Republic of China whom U.S. subsequently helped satisfy territorial greed for brutally advancing into Tibet, Mongolia, Manchuria, etc.  


  1. When two people fight for what they believe, it is absolutely necessary to hear what both sides have to say. After that, it is everyone's responsibility to judge it by him/herself. That's what we call "fairness". Thank you for sharing this story. I'd like to share it with my kids. Though they may not understand now, I hope they will think back someday.

  2. It's great job, nice article posted,

  3. The West has never been friendly towards the East.

  4. MacArthur should not be quoted. No one quotes other twisted people.


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