In Regard to the Presentation of The Okawa Statement -My Proposal-
Amidst the ever-worsening security environment around Japan, in order to fully protect the lives, safety and property of Japanese citizens and to protect Japanese sovereignty, it goes without saying that the amendment of Article 9 in our Constitution as well as increased national defense are necessary.
Despite that, while the Abe administration calls for a constitutional amendment, they are maintaining a coalition with the New Komeito Party, a party that is coutious to the amendment. Thus it can only be said that the outcome of the constitutional amendment under the LDP-NKP coalition government is yet unclear. Moreover, amidst the increasing accusations made by China and South Korea toward Japan over historical perceptions, Prime Minister Abe decided to adhere to the Kono Statement and the Murayama Statement, both of which he seemed to be intending to re-examine. Foreign diplomacy like this that tries to flatter neighboring countries, however, will in no way allow Japan to make a breakthrough from this stifling situation.
It is clear that Japan’s so-called masochistic view of history as well as the Murayama Statement and Kono Statement hinder our diplomatic operations as a resolute nation and are shackles to our constitutional amendment and national defense. We, the Happiness Realization Party, in order to vanquish Japan’s masochistic view of history have long called for the retraction of these statements, but now, Master Ryuho Okawa, president of our party, has released “The Okawa Statement –My Proposal–,” a reference to create a new statement that indicates the government’s historical perception of Japan. I strongly request that Prime Minister Abe will issue a new statement based on “The Okawa Statement” to clearly show Japan’s stance, founded upon the domestically and internationally correct historical perception, and work to eliminate Japan’s masochistic view of history.
Happiness Realization Party