MANILA, Philippines – Partylist Bayan Muna a known leftist political group in the Philippines protest Japan Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko state visit in the Philippines complaining that it could be the start and rise of Japanese Militarism in the country.

Bayan Muna pointed out that Japan is utilizing the Philippines on its warmonger motivation and militarist intention utilizing its disproportionate lopsided economic aid and false military promises for the Philippines, as indicated in the scripts from the official statement of the said group.

Emperor Akihito’s state visit will be used to propel the economic and political-military motivation of Japan. This incorporates the utilization of Official Development Aid and the reaffirmation of the unbalanced Japan Economic Partnership Agreement.

Although the Emperor remains a delegate of the Japanese ruling class. The Emperor’s powers are limited only to important ceremonial functions. He is also not the commander-in-chief of the Japan Self-Defense Forces. Whereas the Japan Self-Defense Forces vests this role with the Prime Minister of Japan.

The role of the Emperor of Japan has historically alternated between a largely ceremonial symbolic role and that of an actual imperial ruler.

Japan’s Emperor Akihito, center, Empress Michiko, left, and Philippine President Benigno Aquino stand at attention as the national anthems are played upon their arrival Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. The 82-year-old Akihito will pay his respects at memorials for both the Philippine and the Japanese war dead during a five-day state visit. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - REUTERS
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe – REUTERS

What is now troubling is the drive of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration to restore and revive Japanese militarism and permit the sending of Japanese troops abroad. New legislation has offered to ascend for Japan flexing its military muscle, in the backing of the US pivot to Asia.

A statement from Bayan Muna said that “We join the tens of thousands in Japan who are protesting the rise of Japanese militarism and the US-Japan security alliance.”

According to the group, this may lead to the drafting of a PH-Japan Visiting Forces Agreement. As it is a clear disregard of the Japanese peace constitution, once it orders the deployment of Japanese troops abroad and it will participate in joint military exercises in the Philippines.

Both the Philippines and Japan have an ongoing dispute with China and majority of Filipinos supports the rise of the Japanese Self Defense Force, regardless of the bitter experiences in the hands of the Japanese Imperial Forces past world war-II era.

But for now, what is important for most of the Filipinos is for the Japanese Self Defense Force to counter a growing threat from China. – Carl E.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Come on people, move on. Japan yesterday is not Japan today. The world is of constant change. Change your obsolete ideas too.

  2. tang ina nyo BAYAN MUNA!!! bakit kayo ang pprotesta sa chinese embassy eh mas importante na mapaalis ung mga chekwa sa dagat natin mga wala kayo kwenta mga pota ina nyo.

  3. walang silbi sa bayan etong Bayad Muna … eh kung ang mga Tsekwa kaya pupunta dito? Sigurado matatahimik ang mga to

  4. ung pangbabastos nyo sa pulis na babae, nakalimutan nyo nah rally nanaman kayo na walang kwenta, mga pro rebels talaga kayo

  5. ang kikitid ng mga utak… kaya hnd naunlad pilipinas, kaya nahihirapan ang gobyerno dahil sa mamamayan na indio ang pagiisip… sa panahon ngaun hindi na uubra ang salitang pride sa stado ng pilipinas sa sitwasyon ngaun.. kundi dahil sa ibang bansa lalo na Amerika,, wala na sa mapa itong Pilipinas!… #respect

  6. Mga abnormal talaga kayo BAYAD MUNA – – -este BAYAG MUNA – – – ano ba yan… BAWAL MUNA….tangna nio!!! Mga Hinayupak kayo!

  7. siguro pag China ang nag estate visit sa Pinas, sigurado ako itong mga to ang unang una sasalubong, dala ang konyunistang bandila nila. Lahat na lang ng bibisita ayaw nila, ewan ko ba kase sa sistema natin, tayo lang ata ang bansang ang mga mismong rebelde me representatibo sa kongresso, komyunista pa..

  8. come on let’s k*ll those id*iot. .stu*pid. . .mother fuc**r BAYAN MUNA. .they don’t have the rights to use the word BAYAN. .they do not show any nationalism in their act. .f**k those insane people

  9. Stupid idiots these Bayan Muna!!! The Japanese are a very noble people and at least they acknowledge their wrongdoings and ask for forgiveness. They are so humble. No wonder they are a great people and a great nation. Tapos kayo mga miembro ng Bayan Muna ano naman ang contribution ninyo? Puro reklamo and you do not do nothing about it in a civilized manner? Pampagulo lang kayo lalo na yung lider ninyo.

  10. Plot twist: after their protest, they ate at Tokyo Tokyo then went home to watch some JAV on a Japanese-made laptop….

    Militarism? Seriously? Have you done some research beforehand? Cuz if you did, you would have found out that Japan DOES NOT have military right now…… -_-

    Then again, maybe you can just go after Shinzo Abe himself because he is the one trying to revive their military. Okay? Just Abe himself and all other Japanese who are like him…..

  11. lol is there even ONE PERSON in Bayan Muna with an I.Q. over 70? Seriously you communist pussies need to crawl back in your hole and go f**k yourselves. F***ing cry babies.

  12. Those useless and idiot militants need, to be slapped in the butt and thrown to their masters stolen islet in the scarborough shoals.

  13. Nde ba kyo napapagod sa mga walang kabuluhan nyong pagpoprotesta? Kung kayo ba ang nasa position, may magagawa ba kyo? Tigilan nyo na kasi ang pambabatikos, nakakasawa na at nakakapikon na kyo. Wala ng nangyayari sa bansa natin. Kung talagang maayos kyo, unahin nyo ang mga pamilya nyo, ang mga anak nyo na pagala-gala sa lansangan at gumagawa ng kung anu-anong kabulastugan. Sa mga lider nyo, huwag na sana nilang gamitin ang mga kababayan nating wala namang kinalaman sa mga walang kwenta nilang adhikain. TUMIGIL NA KYO!!! MAAWA KAYO SA BANSA AT MGA KABABAYAN NATIN!!! HUWAG NA KAYONG MGA PALALO AT MGA MAYAYABANG!!!! NAPAKATAGAL NYO NG NAGPOPROTESTA, WALA NAMAN ITONG NAIDUDULOT NA KABUTIHAN BAGKUS PURO PROBLEMA AT HINAHATI NYO PA ANG SANA’Y NAGKAKAISA NATING MGA KABABAYAN! MAHIYA NA KAYO!!!!!!!!! TAMA NA YAN!!!!!

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