|Political Association Registered to
the Election Administration Commission of Chiba Prefecture in Japan
World Party Japan
Japanese Branch of
International Party to Establish the World Federation
|World Party Japan is a Japanese branch of World Party. Word Party was founded
in order to establish the World Federation and is composed of branches
in each country. Although the basic policy of World Party is to establish
the World Federation, the World Party has, like other parties, policies
for actual problems. The policies of World Party Japan are written in Policy of World Party Japan. With regard to the economic system, World Party Japan supports the liberal
economic system like those in Japan and USA. The branches of World Party
are listed in the Branch List. Major policies of World Party Japan are
Policies of World Party Japan is composed of the international policy and the domestic policy as shown below.
Establishment of World FederationBasic benefits of the World Federation are as follows.
Therefore, establishing the World Federation is a political policy but, at the same time, it is the most effective economic policy. Especially, these benefits are very important for developing countries.
The policy of World Party is based on the paper "International Party for the World Government". This thought is modified in "World Parliament Statute" and "Constitution of World Federation". In "International Party for the World Government", the World Parliament is under two-chamber system. But in "World Parliament Statute" and "Constitution of World", the World Parliament is under single-chamber system. For more detail, please read each document. Following policy is a modified one from "International Party for the World Government". Basic policy is to directly elect the delegates of each country in proportion to population and send them to the World Parliament. The World Parliament is under single-chamber system, and the house has basically 1,000 members.
For more detail, please see the page of the World Party.
Respect for the United Nations
As we can know from the bombing on Afghanistan and Iraq, USA, the most powerful country in the world, does not respect the United Nations. We can say that the respect for United Nations is the first step to the world democracy.
Mahatma Gandhi InitiativeMahatma Gandhi led India to independence by the policy of Non-Violence & Disobedience. This policy is applicable to the present situation of world politics. Nuclear states are dominant because of their military power. But on-nuclear states need not rely on the military power. Non-nuclear states can unite and put sanctions against nuclear-states. For example, non-nuclear states can put high tariff rate barrier against nuclear states. Or, they can boycott the products from the nuclear-states. Like this, non-nuclear states can, by uniting together, insist on their opinion against nuclear-states. So this policy was named, with the respect for Mahatma Gandhi, "Mahatma Gandhi Initiative". Of course, Mahatma Gandhi Initiative is applicable not only for the nuclear states but also for other militarily or economically powerful states. For example, if some come countries attack other countries without resolution of United Nations, products from those countries should be boycotted or trade should be restricted by tariff barrier by the Mahatma Gandhi Initiative.
Abolition of the Emperor System and Reconstruction of National Finance
Traditional Politics and Future Politics of Japan
Major domestic policy of the World Party Japan is the abolition of the Emperor System. But, after recognizing the traditional politics, we can think of the future politics. While there are many problems in the world, there are many problems in Japan also. In nowadays when serious problems of modern society of Japan are more and more getting worse, we must understand the good aspect and the bad aspect of traditional politics of Japan and think of the desirable future politics of Japan.
Traditional politics of Japan can be said, in a word, "The politics of Bushi (Samurai, ancient warrior in Japan)". As the famous phrase "The way of Bushi is to die," says, Bushi ruled over people with the power of spirit of fighting at the risk of their life when it is necessary. Seppuku or Harakiri (a ritual in which Bushi stab belly by sword and commit suicide to take responsibility) is famous in the world. On the other had, Bushi made their livelihood by collecting tribute from farmers. There was a serious problem in the finance of the society ruled by Bushi. Economy of Japan went bankrupt many times since the Kamakura Period (1192-1333). In Kamakura Period, Kamakura Shogunate (Japan's feudal government at Kamakura) issued Tokuseirei (an order of cancelling debts) in 1297, and 36 years later in 1333, the Shogunate collapsed. In Muromachi Period (1336-1467), Shashaku (people engaged in transport business by renting wagons), Bashaku (people engaged in transport business by renting horses), and farmers got the Tokuseirei from the Muromachi Shogunate (Japan's feudal government at Muromachi, Kyoto) in 1441. Twenty-six years later, the War of Onin began in 1467 and the country entered into the Age of Civil Wars (1467-1590). In this age, Japan was in the anarchy for more than 100 years, and each country fought to unify Japan. In the Edo Period (1603-1867), Tadakuni Mizuno of Edo Shogunate (Japan's feudal government at Edo (present: Tokyo)) who implemented the Tenpo Reform from 1841 issued the Kienrei (an order of cancelling debts) and exempted a part of debts of Hatamoto and Gokenin (direct and low-grade retainers of Shogun who was the commander-in-chief of an expeditionary force against the barbarians and was the head of the Shogunate), and tried to extract a huge amount of government funds from merchants. These government funds were, as it were, forced public bonds because they were to be refunded with interest. Furthermore, he issued a great amount of money by lowering the quality, and so the inflation occurred. And 26 years later, the Shogunate collapsed in 1867. Considering like this, we can see that the present age resembles very well the age when a regime collapsed and a new regime emerged. Namely, in the present age, the deficit of the national finance is swelling, and the state is going bankrupt. It is said that the debt of state is 200% of GDP. The Abe Cabinet, that started in 2012, is trying to take an easy-money policy. The policy is not essentially different from the Tenpo Reform in the Edo Period, and the result is clear. In Kamakura Period, Muromachi Period, and Edo Period, Shogun was appointed by Emperor and ruled Japan, and in these period, the Tokuseirei or the Kienrei were issued. Emperor is hereditary and so people around the Emperor was also hereditary, and this made the state go bankrupt. In the present age, government is Shogunate, and the national bankruptcy similar to that in the feudal age is going to happen. This is the traditional politics of Japan.
The mechanism of regime collapse can be explained as follows. Sometime Emperor itself ruled a country or sometime customarily appointed the ruler. Thus, while Emperor System itself has continued, the ruler of country has changed many times under the Emperor. The reason why some regimes have repeated the rise and fall is that the Emperor System is a hereditary system. The Emperor is hereditary and so the privileged classes around the Emperor are also hereditary. For example, at the Edo Shogunate also, Shogun was appointed by Emperor. But there emerges a gap between the privileged classes such as Emperor, Shogun, Hatamotos and Gokenin, Daimyo (feudal lord) and other people because the privileged classes are hereditary. The Shogunate promoted the purge of outside Daimyo (Daimyo who was not a hereditary retainer of the Tokugawa clan who were the head of the Edo Shogunate) and, on the other hand, favored Hatamotos and Gokenin in order to maintain the regime. Inevitably, the finance of Shogunate becomes tight. The Shogunate issued the Kienrei or recast coins and boosted the volume in order to compensate the deficit. Thus, in this process, the complaint of people accumulated and the Shogunate collapsed. This can be said for the Kamakura Shogunate and the Muromachi Shogunate before the Edo Shogunate also. Needless to say, in the present age, the government corresponds to the Shogunate. Although Japanese economy is in recession, financial assets of people are more than 2 times as large as the GDP and Japan is the top class creditor nation in the world. So, the financial deficit is the responsibility of the government. Whether it is the Shogunate or the government, this is repeated as far as the man of power rules a country by revering the Emperor. Namely, it is the state slavery.
When we think of traditional politics of Japan, we must consider the politics of Japan at the time of World War II that constitutes another aspect the traditional politics of Japan. Here, we need to review the history of prewar period when there was no foreign troop in Japan. The following is an outline of history of modern Japan.
1853 Commodore Perry came to Uraga (a town near Tokyo). Next year, US-Japan Peace Treaty was concluded.
1861 Civil War in USA
1867 Restoration of Imperial Rule. The fall of Edo Shogunate (Japan's feudal government at Edo (present: Tokyo))
1874 Dispatch of troops to Taiwan
1889 Promulgation of the Constitution of Great Japanese Empire. Establishment of prewar Emperor System
1894 Sino-Japanese War
1904 Russo-Japanese War
1910 Annexation of Korea
1914 World War I
1920 Entry into the League of Nations
1931 Manchurian Incident
1932 5.15 Incident. Prime Minister Tsuyoshi Inukai was murdered.
1933 Withdrawal from the League of Nations
1936 2.26 Incident. Finance Minister Korekiyo Takahashi and others were murdered.
1939 World War II
1941 In November, USA presented the Hull=Note that required concessions such as the withdrawal of Japan from China and Vietnam. In December, the Pacific War.
1945 The end of the war. Next year, announcement of the Constitution of Japan. Emperor became the symbol of Japan.
Like this, until the US Commodore Perry came to Uraga in 1853, Japan was in the Edo Period and almost completely under the isolation policy. Until then, Japan had been ruled by the Edo Shogunate and Emperor had been customarily respected as the head of Imperial Palace. Each feudal clan against the Edo Shogunate gathered under the Emperor in order to overthrow the Edo Shogunate. After the fall of Shogunate, the Constitution of Great Japanese Empire was promulgated in 1889 and the constitution expressly prescribed that the Emperor shall rule Japan. In 1945, the World War II ended, and in 1946, the Constitution of Japan was promulgated and the Emperor lost the political power and became the symbol of Japan. In the Edo period the Emperor customarily appointed the Shogun of Shogunate, from the Meiji Period until 1945 he ruled Japan for himself, and in the postwar period he became the symbol and appoints the Prime Minister following the nomination of the Diet. Like this, Japan has changed from a feudalistic country to a democratic country in less than 100 years. History of democracy of Japan is still shallow as compared with that of USA where the domestic war was eradicated and the democracy was established after the Civil War in 1861. And above all, the democracy in Japan has been maintained under the presence of US army in Japan and have not been maintained by the force of Japanese itself.
As for the history of wars of Japan with foreign countries, Japan advanced to Asia step by step. When Japan advanced to Manchuria and caused the Manchurian Incident in 1931, the Chinese Nationalist Party appealed to the League of Nations and the League, accepting this, dispatched the Lytton Investigation Committee to Manchuria. In 1933, the general assembly of the League passed, with favor 42 : objection 1 : abstention 1 (the objection is Japan and the abstention is Thailand), the advisory opinion toward Japan which required the withdrawal from Manchuria and other concessions. But Japan withdrew from the League. There is an opinion that, in 1941, USA came up with the Hull=Note which contained the unacceptable requirements such as withdrawal from China and Vietnam, and so Japan had to open the war against USA. But we must not forget that at the point of withdrawal from the League, Japan had already been on the route of invasion. On the other hand, in Japan, 5.15 Incident and 2.26 Incident were carried out by young officers of the navy and the army who support the Emperor, and VIPs of government such as Prime Minister Tsuyoshi Inukai or Finance Minister Korekiyo Takahashi and others were murdered. Although the rebel armies were suppressed and punished, these incidents made the parliamentarism powerless and Japan proceeded to the militarism. We can think that if the powerful troop like US army were staying in the country, 5.15 Incident and 2.26 Incident did not occur and the democracy did not collapse. Japan and Germany are same in the point that the democracy which was established to some extent collapsed. On the other hand, in the present day, Japan has become a democratic and peaceful country. But they are the democracy and peace under the presence of US army in Japan based on the US-Japan Security Treaty. Namely, the democracy and the peace of Japan is not maintained by the force of Japanese itself. If the Security Treaty is denounced and the US army withdraws from Japan, Japan will enter into the situation under which military coups like those in prewar period may occur, the parliamentarism loses its power, and the militarism may come.
But Japan is same as a colony as far as the troop of foreign country is staying in the country like now. It is needless to say, if we see the present diplomacy of Japan. It is a natural stream that Japanese will try to recover the dignity of independent country. But, if the US army withdraws from Japan, the situation will be same as the prewar period.
Like this, if we think of the traditional politics of Japan, the future politics of Japan necessarily becomes visible. Needless to say, there are a lot of wonderful things in the traditional politics of Japan also. Especially, it seems that the authority of the Emperor was the most important reason why Japan did not become a colony. But, on the other hand, there are many points that must be improved. The indispensable improvement to prevent the state bankruptcy and the militarism is to abolish the Emperor System and to introduce the President System. Considering that there were some state bankruptcies in the history of Japan, considering what Japan did in Asian countries in wartime, considering that Japan was defeated in the war after atomic bombs were dropped, and considering that the top of political regime of Japan was the Emperor, this is the inevitable conclusion. In the process of abolishing the Emperor System and introducing the President System, we must watch the attitude of members of Self-Defense Forces so that the Forces will stay under the civilian control. Persons who may revive the militarism must not be given important positions in Self-Defense Forces.
World Party Japan thinks that the Emperor is a great tradition of Japan, but it should not be in the political system but in the private sector and should be respected privately or customarily. Like status and holly land such as the Pope and Vatican of Christianity, Mecca of Islam, Varanasi of Hinduism, etc. that are respected by custom, the Emperor should be respected privately or customarily. At the time of abolition of Emperor System, a compensation such as lump sum, pension, etc. to Imperial Family and related people will be necessary.
All the states do not necessarily go bankrupt. In United Kingdom and USA where the Anglo-Saxons are dominant, there is no state bankruptcy. In United Kingdome where democracy was born, there has been no state bankruptcy since the Glorious Revolution that started in 1688. In the Napoleonic Wars that occurred from 1803, it was hard but United Kingdom withstood it. Recently, there is a reform by the Prime Minister Thatcher who was the Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. She analyzed the situation minutely, implemented what should be done with iron will, and got a nickname "Iron Lady". On the other hand, in USA from 1981 to 1989, Reagan was the President, and he implemented a reform called the Reaganomics. At present in USA, while the President is Obama and it is in the situation of financial crisis, the crisis will be overcome after all. But, in Japan, as we can see in the history of Japan, the Tokuseirei or the Kienrei was issued, and the national finance went bankrupt many times. So, easy-money policy that is based on the theory of Keynesian economics that aims to control the effective demand is not applicable in Japan. Appropriate administration of economy following the Keynesian economics is possible in country where the national finance does not go bankrupt like United Kingdom and USA. Due to the traditional politics of ruling class of Japan that sill continues even in the present age, the redemption of national bond will be stopped or national bond will become no better than wastepaper before long.
The state bankruptcy is an evidence that the state is not a civilized state. When a state went bankrupt due to the traditional politics of ruling class, ordinary nation must clear up the mess of the ruling class. The ruling class is trying to tax asset that diligent nation saved by harsh thrift. A politician shamelessly says, "The financial asset of nation is 200% of GDP. Can't we make this usable for the state?". Namely, the traditional political regime is the state slavery.
Then, when will the movement of abolishing the Emperor System and introducing the President System take place among the whole nation? Basically, following 3 cases are possible.
1. When a motion of amending the constitution is made to the National Diet.
2. When the state bankruptcy occurred.
3. When the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty is denounced and the U.S. troop withdraws from Japan.
When one of these three happened, the debate for the abolition of the Emperor System will occur among ordinary people. In the present National Diet, even the parliamentary investigation rights is not utilized. In the article 62 of constitution, the right to conduct investigations in relation to government is stipulated as, "Each House may conduct investigations in relation to government, and may demand the presence and testimony of witnesses, and the production of records". But, actually, although the Ministry of Finance makes a budget that is the cause of the state bankruptcy every year, the parliament members, who were elected by election, do not utilize this right. It is said that there are funds called the buried gold in each ministry, but the Diet members do not investigate this utilizing this right. It is highly probable that among 3 conditions above, the amendment of constitution and the state bankruptcy will occur in the near future. Especially, the state bankruptcy will be serious. The debts of government of Japan is about 1,000 trillion yen. This is about 200% of GDP of Japan. This debts cannot be 2,000 or 3,000 trillion yen without the state bankruptcy. If the finance of government goes bankrupt, the government cannot repay debts. This means that we cannot draw our money from bank. To prevent this problem, we must abolish the Emperor system because, as far as the Emperor is in the political system, the politics of Japan must be traditional politics of Japan. In democracy, a person who is in the hereditary position is neither a symbol of state nor the governor of a state, but those who were elected by election administer the politics. This democracy is the inevitability of history. When one of the above 3 conditions is fulfilled, the inevitability or the stream of the history will become clear. Namely, the movement of the abolition of the Emperor System or a movement comparable to this will occur.
If the Emperor System is abolished, an authority, that rules Japan instead of the Emperor, is necessary. Without the authority, civil war shall break out. In the World Federation, the supreme authority is the World Parliament, and the authority of the President System in Japan is the President, National Diet, and the Court. Pillars that support these authorities are international political parties like the World Party. The World Party was, aiming to be a political party that will exist even after 1000 years, founded based on these thoughts. This is written in also "World Party Declaration" adopted in the First World Party Convention held in Ghana, Africa, in 2011.
Needless to say, the Emperor does not disappear even if the Emperor System is abolished. The Emperor will leave the political system and exist as one of citizen and the head of a religious cooperation. With regard to the Emperor after the abolition of the Emperor system, please read a book Soul Federation. In this book, it is proposed that a following declaration is adopted by the National Diet of Japan.
Furthermore, it is proposed in the book that the Emperor should issue prizes whose prize money is bigger than that of the Nobel Prize. The budget for these prizes is provided at least for 20 years after the abolition.
Thus, legally, the Emperor system is abolished, but, customarily, the authority of the Emperor will be higher than before the abolition.
Anyone who supports the policy of World Party can join the party. Anyone who wants to found a branch of World Party can apply for it. Information such as news, schedule of movement etc. are shown in World Party Forum and other pages.
World Party Japan is cooperating with following groups. Voice for World Government. Here, situation of world government movement is introduced. This journal is inviting your opinion and article. They will be published in this journal. This journal is revised sometimes and sent to World Federation related organizations in the world.
is the logo of the World Party. This has been registered with Japan Patent Office. Dark blue of background means the universe. Blue circle means the earth. Green circle means the life on the earth.
(C) Copyright, World Party Japan, 1998