There are more names we know from Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, the home of Prime Minister Abe. Many of those who insisted on conquering the Korean peninsula were born and raised in Yamaguchi Prefecture, including Abe's maternal grandfather and WWII war criminal, Kishi Nobusuke, the son of Ito Hirobumi, the predecessor of the invasion of Korea, and Miura Koro, a prestigious emperor. During the August 15 Independence Day, SBS prepared a planned report to explore the roots of Japan's right wing represented by Prime Minister Abe. Today (13th), we covered Yamaguchi Prefecture, which is called the ideological home of Japanese right wing and the root that made Abe.
Reporter Park Sang-jin is here.
Yamaguchi Prefecture, located at the westernmost point of Japan's main island, is familiar to us as a tourist destination, but is famous for the Japanese as the hometown and district district of Prime Minister Abe.
Mr. Abe became a politician after his father's death in 1993, when he succeeded to his district as a member of the district.
[Yamazaki / Yamaguchi Prefecture Resident: (Who is the most famous politician in Yamaguchi?) It is Prime Minister Abe.]
[This is Prime Minister Abe.]
Yamaguchi Prefecture is a special place of worship for the Japanese right wing.
It is because the land of the invasion of Joseon was preached.
Representatives include Hirobumi Ito, who was shot by Ahn Jung-geun and Koura Miura, who was involved in the murder of the empress.
Behind them is a right wing thinker named Yoshida Shoin.
Yoshida Shoin taught Shohan Sonju, ie, to conquer Joseon after establishing Shokasonjuku.
Hirobumi Ito, who was the first to feel the Joseon Dynasty, passes through this place, and Shokasonjuku is considered the root of Japanese right wing thoughts.
Prime Minister Abe has always cited Yoshida Shoin as a strong follower of Yoshida Shoin's thought.
Yoshida Shoin's idea of conquering Joseon first to confront the Western powers led to Great East Asian publicism, the ideology of Japanese militarism, and is in line with Prime Minister Abe's claim to create a warable nation.
[Professor of Department of Japanese Studies, Yang Ki-ho / Success Group: It's not so bad about Yoshida Shoin's determinism or Asian expansionism, which only Japanese emperors can do… ]
It is argued that former Maternal grandfather Kishi Nobusuke, who was a suspected A-class war criminal, directly affected Abe.
[Prime Minister Abe (2012 Liberal Democratic Party president-elect): I will make a strong Japan and make Japan happy to be born Japanese.]
But ordinary citizens are also worried about Abe's oversight.
[Yoshinobu / Yamaguchi Prefecture Resident: (Abe) I don't like it. Is it dictatorship? I like Korea and I'm learning Korean too.
[Professor Lee Young-chae / Keisen Women's University, Japan: Pension problems, consumer tax hikes, and radiation problems after the March 11 earthquake. The Abe regime is continuing because Japanese citizens do not see a new alternative. ]
If Abe continues to insist on the anachronistic ideas that drove Japan to ruin in the past, the warning is rising that the same error will eventually be repeated.
(Video coverage: Hakmo Kim, Video editor: Jinhoon Park)
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There are more names we know from Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, the home of Prime Minister Abe. Many of those who insisted on conquering the Korean peninsula were born and raised in Yamaguchi Prefecture, including Abe's maternal grandfather and WWII war criminal, Kishi Nobusuke, the son of Ito Hirobumi, the predecessor of the invasion of Korea, and Miura Koro, a prestigious emperor.