Yukio Mishima case
Shinjuku-ku Ichigaya.
  • It is The Japanese Ministry of Defense here.
  • In old days It was Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Camp Ichigaya.
  • There was the case to shake Japan here in 1970.
  • What is the case?
  • A famous novelist insisted on politics.
  • Who?
  • Yukio Mishima.
  • What happened?
  • Do you know the Vietnam War?
  • Vietnam was divided in the north and the south.
  • It was the fight of communism and the capitalism.
  • The United States supported capitalism.
  • China and the Soviet Union supported communism.
  • As a result, Vietnam chose the communism in 1976.
  • How was Japan?
  • Japan is capitalism same as the United States from 1945.
  • But the relations with the war were big problems.
  • There were many opinions in Japan and the United States.
  • What kind of opinion is it?
  • Capitalism or communism?
  • Should we participate in war?
  • I hate war.
  • The people prayed for peace.
  • But, the people had a different thought.
  • The opinion was divide in the right wing and the left wing.
  • What is the wings?
  • The right-winger is conservatism.
  • They support the government.
  • It is inclined to nationalism in Japan.
  • And, left-winger?
  • The left-winger is reformism.
  • They had many communists.
  • Which way is Mr.Mishima?
  • He was unique.
  • But his claim was very simple.
  • What is his claim?
  • He insisted that we should keep the peace and order of Japan.
  • Everyone thinks that.
  • But he thought that Japan was dangerous.
  • Why did he think so?
  • Opposition of the thought became the violence in then Japan.
  • The Self-Defense Forces were used with a politician by the United States.
  • If Japan is embroiled in war, who protects the Emperor and the people?
  • What do you think?
  • I don't know.
  • Mr.Mishima formed a private soldier.
  • They protect the Emperor from violence.
  • It is a dangerous act.
  • But he is a cultured person.
  • The media laughed at him.
  • In 1970. He came with his private soldiers here.
  • Is Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Camp Ichigaya?
  • Yes, here.
  • He said to the Self-Defense Forces.
  • You should act that
  • the government performs a constitutional amendment.
  • Why does it revise a constitution?
  • He thought the Self-Defense Forces to be unconstitutionality.
  • How did they answer?
  • His opinion was not accepted.
  • He said Long live the Emperor.
  • And, he committed harakiri.
  • Oh my god.
  • My talk will end here.
  • Okay, Let's go back to our office.