Edo-jo Castle
Chiyoda-ku Chiyoda.
  • We arrived at the Imperial Palace.
  • This place was Edo-jo castle in old days.
  • Was it Ieyasu Tokugawa to have made Edo-jo Castle?
  • It is much misunderstanding.
  • It was Dokan Ota to have built Edo-jo Castle.
  • Dokan Ota conquered castles in the suburbs of Tokyo.
  • Ieyasu Tokugawa made the strongest castle his place.
  • I can't see the castle tower.
  • There was the castle tower in 1607.
  • But it burnt down 50 years later.
  • Did not rebuild it?
  • They didn't need it.
  • Why?
  • The high place is susceptible to attack.
  • Tokugawa family lived a simple life.
  • There was not their property left.
  • They hid that.
  • It is the legend of the buried treasure at Tokugawa.
  • Was Tokugawa on the verge of bankruptcy?
  • The Emperor lives here since 1888.
  • Is the Emperor Japanese King?
  • Who is higher position the Emperor or The Prime Minister in Japan?
  • The citizen has authority.
  • Citizen can choose all.
  • The citizen leaves the government to a politician.
  • The Prime Minister is a representative of the politicians.
  • The Emperor is a Japanese symbol.
  • Does the Emperor not have authority?
  • The Emperor don't have authority.
  • They hold a ceremony as a Japanese representative.
  • Did GHQ determine it?
  • Yes.
  • However, originally the Emperor didn't perform politics in Japan.
  • It was until 1185 that the royalty performed politics.
  • Afterwards?
  • Samurai family had power from 1185.
  • It is rule by the violence.
  • The times of the survival of the fittest.
  • The person with the weapon must not have power.
  • The Meiji government which began in 1868 adopted new structure.
  • What is the new structure?
  • The government was not able to have the armaments.
  • The Emperor had a military decision right.
  • The government can't monopolize military power.
  • Does the Emperor monopolize military power?
  • Elder statesmen advised the Emperor.
  • Who were elder statesmen?
  • It was people who established the Meiji government.
  • Did elder statesman hold power?
  • They didn't want power.
  • How about Japan during World War II?
  • The foreign country thought Japan was the autocracy of the Emperor.
  • Who did have power?
  • Japanese citizen believed the power of the armed forces.
  • Nobody monopolize power.
  • Did the armed forces use the Emperor?
  • Their positions have been reversed.
  • I think that Japan depended excessively on an elder statesman.
  • The Emperor doesn't have the authority
  • in the Constitution of Japan from 1947.
  • Therefore nobody can use the Emperor's authority.
  • The Government has the authority to move armed forces now.
  • What did the Emperor do after war?
  • Japan surrendered to war in 1945.
  • One and a half months later.
  • The Emperor Showa visited commander-in-chief MacArthur of GHQ.
  • He said.
  • I have all the responsibility of the war.
  • This is a picture at that time.
  • Was the Emperor nervous?
  • The allied powers demanded execution of the Emperor Showa.
  • MacArthur did not support execution.
  • Why?
  • I don't know.
  • But Japanese people hating them as for the concern for allied powers.
  • If they execute the Emperor here,
  • The Japanese Islands become the guerilla war.
  • It is like Middle East countries war.
  • He demanded that Emperor Showa cooperates with GHQ.
  • The most of Japanese like the Emperor.
  • It is there that the Emperor is different from a politician.
  • The Emperor Showa went around the all over Japan for nine years.
  • He cheered up a Japanese.
  • He let citizen change a Japanese thought.
  • What is the Japanese thought?
  • You must not think the Emperor to be God.
  • You must not look down upon other races.
  • We match power with each other, and let's rebuild a country.
  • It is unbelievable that a Japanese understood.
  • That is an extremely rare example.
  • Japan imitated USA and European structure from old days.
  • Japanese Government had the sovereignty of the rebuilding of Japan.
  • Therefore Japan was able to recover.
  • I was exhausted from talk.
  • It was a long talk.
  • Let's return to work.
  • Okay, I meet my client at Tokyo Station.