We charge dictatorial Abe Regime to the International Criminal Court.
Dear General Secretary of International Criminal Court
I am Japanese citizen lived in Japan,my birth country.
My friends and I need to tell you about the government of Japan and especially on our Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Nowadays many Japanese citizens begin to suspect that Prime Minister Abe has committed something regard as a war crime.
Last month (on May 3), at a press conference, PM Abe suddenly began to state that the Constitution of Japan and in particular Article 9 should be changed. Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution is a clause that forbids war as a means of resolving international disputes involving the state.
According to this new policy, Prime Minister Abe said the Japanese Self Defense Force is currently unconstitutional.
However, up until that time, Japanese Self Defense Force was regarded as fully constitutional by PM Abe and his party.
In 2015 the Parliament made a bill on national security which makes the government possible to send the SDF out of Japan.
However this bill is not for national security but for war. Indeed, Japanese soldiers entered war theaters such as South Sudan for peacekeeping operations.
But even this bill is not enough and unconstitutional for PM Abe, according to his latest statements.
For the first time, as the president of the Liberal Democratic Party (Jiminto) and prime minister, he began to call Japanese Self Defense Forces being unconstitutional.
Therefore many Japanese citizens began wondering about the time and motivation behind this sudden change of mind of our PM: when and why did the Liberal Democratic Party start to see Japanese Self Defense Forces as unconstitutional? Much of us who admire Self Defense Forces will be regarded it as ludicrous and unconstitutional?
And if the SDF are to be considered as such, shouldnt the act of sending soldiers abroad be regarded as a crime of war?
And my country will go to infringe the UN Charter’s Enemy Clauses?
As if that was not enough, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the ruling party accepted to use Hitlers Mein Kampf and the Imperial Rescript on Education as valid teaching material in schools. Behaviors like this do nothing but bring the political and social climate of our country back to the time of World War II: we are in peril to regress to a pre-war constitution and to awaken the same breed of nationalism that almost brought our country to destruction.
That is the reason why we have the suspicion that the prime minister and the government could be regarded as a war criminal.
We think that if no one will try to stop Shinzo Abe, the resulting situation will be against the provisions of the United Nations Charter.
So we are convinced that you will be able to help us. We want to keep our peaceful country.
Please keep democracy and human rights in the world!
Please help us!