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Showa Statism (also called Showa Nationalism), shortened Showaism, is a totalitarian, ethno-ultranationalist, culturally far-right, economically 3rd positionist (specifically favoring corporatism) and expansionist ideology, which was practiced and developed in Japan during the first half of the reign of Emperor Showa (at the time called Hirohito). Showa Statism was a political syncretism of extreme ideologies in Japan, which developed over time after the Meiji Restoration, when Japan overthrew the previous Tokugawa Shogunate.
Showa Statism's origins can be traced back to the Meiji Restoration. After the victory over China in the First Sino-Japanese War and over Russia in the Russo-Japanese War, Japan joined the Western powers. They needed a strong military to secure Japan's new overseas empire which was reinforced by a feeling that only through a strong military would Japan earn the respect of Western nations. The period where it was the most prominent was during the dawn of the Showa Period and throughout the Second World War. The first 20 years of Emperor Showa's reign it was characterized by extreme nationalism and a series of expansionist wars. It was a mixture of ideas such as Japanese nationalism, militarism, fascism (while disputed by some), and corporatism, that was initiated by several political philosophers and thinkers in Japan. Those philosophers include Ikka Kita, Shumei Okawa, and Sadao Araki. Many had different (sometimes outright contrasting) views, which is why Showa Statism could be described as ideologically syncretic.
The Kōdōha or the Imperial Way Faction was founded by were General Sadao Araki and his protégé, Jinzaburō Masaki. The Kōdōha was a radical faction, that sought to establish a military government that promoted totalitarian, militaristic, and aggressive expansionist ideas and was mostly supported by young officers. The Kōdōha was strongly supportive of the hokushin-ron ("Northern Expansion Doctrine") strategy of a preemptive strike against the Soviet Union, believing that Siberia was in Japan's sphere of interest; although there were supporters of the Northern Expansion in the Tōseiha, the faction largely favored a more cautious defense expansion. Both factions had struggled to gain influence over the military after the Manchurian Incident, however, the Kodoha remained dominant until the resignation of Sadao Araki due to illness, and the Kodoha would start to decline in its influence over the military. Araki was replaced by General Senjūrō Hayashi, who had Tōseiha sympathies. Thus, after the February 26 Incident, the Kōdōha effectively ceased to exist, and the Tōseiha lost most of its raison d'être.
A group of young IJA officers who supported the radical Kodoha. The young officers believed that the problems facing the nation were the result of Japan drifting from the kokutai (国体) (an amorphous term often translated as "national polity", it roughly signifies the relationship between the Emperor and the state). To them, the "privileged classes," exploited the people,(Almost all of the young officers' subordinates were from poor peasant families or working-class) leading to widespread poverty in rural areas, and deceiving the Emperor, taking his power and weakening Japan. The solution, they believed, was a "Shōwa Restoration" modeled on the Meiji Restoration of 70 years earlier. These beliefs were strongly influenced by contemporary nationalist thought, especially the political philosophy of Ikki Kita On February 26th, 1936, they would attempt a military coup with the goal of purging the government and military leadership of their factional rivals and ideological opponents.Righteous Army, who support the Kodo-ha, with the goal of bringing about the "Showa Restoration," purging their political opponents (particularly the Tosei-ha) and restoring direct rule under Emperor Showa (Hirohito). Although they managed to assassinate several leading officials and occupy the government center of Tokyo, they had failed to assassinate Prime Minister Keisuke Okada, secure control of the Imperial Palace, or get support from the Emperor. Their supporters in the army made attempts to capitalize on their actions, but divisions within the military, combined with anger at the coup, meant they were unable to achieve a change of government. Facing overwhelming opposition as the army moved against them, the rebels surrendered on 29 February. This resulted in the uprising being suppressed, the loss of Koda-ha factional influence, and the increase of military influence over the government.
The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere is a concept used to justify the Empire of Japan's imperialism. It promoted the cultural and economic unity of East Asians, Southeast Asians, South Asians, and Oceanians. It saw for its Pan-Asian ideals of freedom and independence from the control of western powers. In practice, it was often used by militarists and nationalists, who saw an effective way to strengthen Japan and advance its superiority within Asia.
The Second Sino-Japanese War was fought between the Republic of China against the the Empire of Japan. The war made up the Chinese theater of the wider Pacific Theater of the Second World War. The start of the war is historically dated to the Marco Polo Bridge Incident on 7 July 1937, when a dispute between Japanese and Chinese troops in Peking escalated into a full-scale invasion. It is not known who fired the first shots at this event. This war is often regarded as the start of the Second World War in Asia. Following the Marco-Polo Bridge Incident, the Japanese were able to score major victories such as capturing large cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, and the Chinese capital of Nanjing in 1937. Prior to failing to stop the Japanese forces in the Battle of Wuhan, the Chinese government was relocated to Chongqing. While Japan ruled the large cities, it lacked the adequate manpower to control China's vast countryside.
The National Revolutionary Army under the command of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and other regional Warlords fought against the Japanese in 22 major battles. By 1939, after Chinese victories in Changsha and Guangxi, the war reached a stalemate. The war would end on September 2nd, 1945, resulting in the Japanese surrendering to the Allies.
After the war, the Chinese economy collapsed due to the lack of American foreign aid in the war, unlike most other counties like Britain, Free France, and the USSR. The inflation rate skyrocketed, and corruption became extremely rampant. The CPC after receiving the arms and munitions from the USSR, was able to take advantage of this and launched a major “offensive” after Japan surrendered and controlled 2/3 of the territories occupied by Japan. Many historians assess that this war destroyed the popularity and stability Nationalist Government and paved the way for the communist takeover as the communists made minimum efforts to resist Japan, but instead focused on expanding its troops to turn on the nationalists.
Due to the fact that Showa Japan was militarily allied with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy and shared ideological similarities, Showa Statism is usually taken to be a type of Fascism, although this is disputed by some. Showa Statism is a syncretism of extremist ideologies. Some believed to unify the Asian race under the sacred rule of the emperor, some believed it was their destiny to liberate Asia from Western powers. Showa Statism is anti-western, anti-liberal, anti-communist, and anti-capitalist.
State Shinto, is the official religion of Japan from 1868 through World War II. It implemented the ideals of Shinto into a political system. State Shinto strongly encourage Shinto practices that emphasized the Emperor as a divine being.
The military often criticized political parties under a liberal democracy and the complicity of the politicians with the zaibatsu corporate monopolies. The military and zaibatsu favored the state controlling the market, to reduce the attraction of leftist ideologies like communism and socialism. This led to the rise of monopolies being formed during the Meiji Restoration, and some of those monopolies were owned by the state itself and the zaibatsus. This economic arrangement was in ways similar to the Corporatocracy model.
Japanese militarism refers to the belief that militarism should control the political and social life of the nation, and that the strength of the military is the same as the strength of a nation.
The Nippon Kaigi (日本会議, "Japan Conference") is an ultranationalist, militarist and historical revisionist non-government organization who seek 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. Most of the members of Nippon Kaigi viewed the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan as their political partner, as the movement is influential in the legislative and executive branches of the Japanese government through its affiliates. They are critical of progressivism, especially having anti-feminist and anti-LGBT sentiments in general.
The name is because it wants to unite Asia under its beliefs. It is also there because of the Pan-Asianism it believes in. It does not mean Eurasianism or Dugin's specific ideology geared towards Russia. Ikki Kita can be considered a Japanese fourth positionist.
The Netto-uyokus (ネット右翼, Japanese Internet rightists, sometimes shortened to Netouyo or ネトウヨ) are netizens who embrace ultranationalist far-right views on Japanese social media. The netto-uyoku are individuals with xenophobic and racist views and they generally convey support for historically revisionist views that portray the former Empire of Japan in a positive way. They are compared with the western Alt-Right due to their similarities
Tatenokai, or Shield Society (1968-1970), was a private militia formed by author Yukio Mishima. Mishima was very proud of the traditional culture of Japan, and opposed western-style materialism. globalism, and communism, worrying that by embracing these ideas the Japanese people would lose their distinctive cultural heritage to become a "rootless" people. On 25 November 1970, Mishima and four members of his militia entered a military base in central Tokyo, took its commandant hostage, and unsuccessfully tried to inspire the Japan Self-Defense Forces to rise up and overthrow Japan's 1947 Constitution. After his speech and screaming of "Long live the Emperor!", he committed seppuku.
How to Draw
[!] Note: This flag can be considered shocking content in China, Taiwan and Korea. Be vary on this.The flag of Showa Statism is based on the war flag of the Imperial Japanese Army, and therefore not to be mistaken with the ensign of the Imperial Japanese Navy
- Draw a ball
- Fill in with white
- Draw a red circle in the middle
- Add sixteen red beams radiating from the circle
- Draw slanted eyes
- (Optional) Draw a "Kanmuri", a Japanese hat worn by Japanese Emperors throughout history.
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大東亜共栄圏 (Co-Prosperity Sphere)
- 帝国主義 - My father who taught me everything. Western imperialism is evil, Japanese imperialism is good!
- 国家神道 - Worship the Emperor!
- 民族社会主義（ナチズム） - This whole axis thing sounds cool.
- 死の崇拝 - 皇帝のために死ぬことは永遠に生きることですよ！(TO DIE FOR THE EMPEROR IS TO LIVE FOREVER!!!)
- ファシズム - You guys fight for your glorious nation and hate America. 凄いね! (Sugoi!)
- 超国家主義 - 日本に栄光あれ！(GLORY TO JAPAN!)
- 天皇制ファシズム - 天皇陛下万歳!!! (LONG LIVE THE EMPEROR!!!)
- 軍閥政治 - Our great military shall conquer all of Asia!!!
- 財閥政治 - Zaibatsu go brrr.
- アジア主義 - ASIA FOR ASIANS! We must liberate all of Asia from Western imperialism
and put them under new management of course.
- オルタナ右翼 / ネット右翼 - Thanks for defending me online!
- インセル - Same as above, plus the "right to sex" thing sounds attractive...
- ヒンドゥトヴァ - Thanks for speaking out in defense of our guys, Radhabinod Pal.
- 国立正教会-We will resist White Imperialism together!! Sorry for not being able to help you
- 無政府君主制主義 - How does this show honor?! Go commit seppuku!
- マルクス・レーニン主義 (Pre-1945) - Soviet trash, get ready to be pwned! (Although, thank you for the neutrality pact!)
- シオニズム - I'm a great ally to him but my Fugu plan will keep you safe.
So i can learn your secrets
- シルバーレジオニズム - You have the right idea, but you're a filthy American!
- 日本自民党 - Well it could be far worse...
- 一民主義 - Park Chung-Hee Is a student of mine! but Korea is Japanese.
- 主体思想 - Why are you me but communist?!?!
西洋帝国主義のスカム (WESTERN IMPERIALIST SCUM)
- 部族主義 と 先住民主義 - Ainu and Ryukyuan scum.
- 三民主義 -
MARUTAAAAAAChinese scum. You are not the successors of Sun Yat Sen!!!
- 毛沢東思想 - Communist + Chinese = DOUBLE CRINGE!
- 新保守主義 - American scum.
- 白人ナショナリズム- You will pay for what you have done to my people...
- ニューディール主義 - YOU KILLED JAPANESE PEOPLE AND NUKED ME! TWICE!
- 反日亡国論 - Self-hating Japanese who want to stop my imperialism against the world!
- 日本のマルクス主義 - You are a threat to the Emperor! You shall be banned!
- リベラル・フェミニズム - Rape culture? Based
even though we never did that.
- 無政府共産主義 - REEEEEEEE GET OUT OF MANCHURIA!
- マルクス・レーニン主義 (post-1945) - REEEEE, I KNOW I AM LOSING, BUT YOU CAN’T JUST BREAK OUR PEACE AGREEMENT!!!!!!
- The US, not Japan, was the aggressor By Moteki Hiromichi,
- The Truth of the "Japan-Korea Annexation" Era at a Glance by Masanori Mizuma
- An American Speaks: The Japanese History That Some Want Hidden by Max von Schuler
- The Japanese Colonial Legacy in Korea, 1910–1945: A New Perspective by George Akita and Brandon Palmer
- Black Radicalism’s Complex Relationship with Japanese Empire by Mohammed Elnaiem
- Showa Statism
- Empire of Japan
- Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere
- Showa nationalist propaganda
- List of Japanese political figures in the Showa period
- Nippon Kaigi
- Japanese war crimes
- Comfort women
- Second Sino-Japanese War
- Imperial Japan: The Fall of Democracy by Kraut
- Playing the Victim | Historical Revisionism and Japan by Knowing Better
- THE AXIS CAUSE: IN DEFENSE OF IMPERIAL JAPAN by The Endwarkment
- AMERICA IS GUILTY: WHY JAPAN DECLARED WAR by The Endwarkement
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The Righteous Army (Kōdōha)
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- Hostile language is a social movement and censorship that emerged as part of the growing nationalism (nationalism, Japanism) and national control during the protracted China Incident and in the run-up to the Pacific War. Some movements arose spontaneously from private groups and neighborhood associations, while others were censored or guided by law by the Japanese Government (e.g. Ministry of Education and Ministry of Home Affairs).
- Refers to Showaists and foreign sympathizers with socialist views and genuinely motivated by Pan-Asianism and opposition to Western imperialism
- Refers to Japanese Showaists and foreign collaborators that were inspired by European colonialism and collaborated with the US and Chiang Kai-shek's KMT during the Cold War e.g. Nobusuke Kishi, Masanobu Tsuji, Yoshio Kodama, Matsutarō Shōriki, Yasuji Okamura, Hiroshi Nemoto, Ryochi Sasakawa, etc.
- https://www.bitchute.com/video/6R3kd7pPyZGb/, https://www.bitchute.com/video/6D75abaexy2J/ https://fascio.substack.com/p/north-korea-the-truth-about-juche these video explains juche ideology and its relation to japan, "It is worth noting that many fail to mention the fact that Imperial Japanese Korean collaborators played a foundational role in the early Korean Worker's party and the development of its doctrine, despite the party's superficial anti-Japanese rhetoric. While the United States executed Japanese collaborators in South Korea, Joseph Stalin, instead of punishing them, granted them prominent positions within the North Korean regime. They became instrumental in shaping the Juche ideology, which, at its core, bears resemblance to Imperial Japan's ideology. This occurred at a time when General Douglas MacArthur denied Japanese collaborators any influence in their own country, Korea. The Japanese Korean collaborators had more influence in North Korea than their counterparts in the South. Historian Cho Kwan Ja remarked that these collaborators considered themselves "pro-Japanese Korean nationalists," exemplified by figures like dancer and actress Choi Seung-Hee. One notable ethnic Japanese individual involved in the creation of North Korea was Osamu Hatanaka, an intelligence officer in the Japanese Army. Hatanaka was considered one of Kim Il Sung's aides and a close friend of Kim Chaek. There are even allegations that Hatanaka governed North Korea in its early years. B. R. Myers, in his book The Cleanest Race, suggests that the ideology of Juche bears closer resemblance to Imperial Japanese Fascism than Communism. The military is portrayed as a classless entity, acting as the synthesis of the people with the supreme leader, akin to the traditional emperor worship in Japan. Juche positions the supreme leader as a divine entity and the symbol of the state and unity of the people, similar to the aspirations of Japanese National Socialist theoretician Ikki Kita, who advocated for the synthesis of the masses with the Emperor."