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What is the aim of Nippon kaigi?

What is the aim of Nippon kaigi?

The group describes its aims as to “change the postwar national consciousness based on the Tokyo Tribunal’s view of history as a fundamental problem” and to revise Japan’s current Constitution, especially Article 9 which forbids the maintenance of standing army.

How does Japanese politics work?

The politics of Japan are conducted in a framework of a multi-party bicameral parliamentary representative democratic constitutional monarchy in which the Emperor is the Head of State and the Prime Minister is the Head of Government and the Head of the Cabinet, which directs the executive branch.

What is kaigi in Japanese?

doubt, distrust, be suspicious, question.

What is the Nippon Kaigi (NK)?

Nippon Kaigi (NK, the “Japan Conference”) is Japan’s largest and most powerful conservative right-wing organization, whose members include current Prime Minister Abe Shinzō and most of his Cabinet. 1 This nationalist non-party political group was relatively unknown until recently.

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Is Nippon Kaigi turning Japan right?

Many recent publications 2 associate Nippon Kaigi with Japan’s rightward leaning trends: political climate, leadership, and a new current of nationalist sentiment. They report that NK agendas are essentially aligned with Abe’s political ambitions and views, most notably constitutional revision.

What is nanippon Kaigi?

Nippon Kaigi’s ideological foundations and legitimacy are rooted in two major religious movements in early 20 th century Japan. One is Seicho no ie 生長の家 (literally House of Birth and Growth), a syncretic religious organization founded by Taniguchi Masaharu in 1930.

Who are Nobuo Kishi and Toru Miyoshi?

Abe’s brother Nobuo Kishi is also a member of the Nippon Kaigi group in the Diet. Its former chairman, Toru Miyoshi, was the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Japan. After campaigning actively for LDP candidates in July 2016, Nippon Kaigi campaigned for constitutional revisionism in September 2016.