Talk:Japanese Communist Party
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Lam Peng Er
Although I'm not an expert on Japanese Communists I don't see why it is necessary to devote almost half the history section to Lam Peng Er's view of the JCP written 10 years ago. I seriously doubt that his view is a universal one and therefore either this section should be dropped or an opposite view presented.
Andrés Böðvarsson, Iceland--126.96.36.199 16:49, 30 March 2006 (UTC)
That section seems to have been trimmed to about a quarter of the history section now. I rather like it the way it is, it adds different perspective on the JCP. If we can find some kind of counterpoint we can sure go about putting it in there. Alt lys er svunnet hen (talk) 02:22, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
Formulations such as "overcomes capitalism" and "steers Japan towards democracy and peace" are POV. So is talk about "struggling against imperialism and its subordinate ally, monopoly capital." This is communist rethoric not the description of a political party.
- I think such formulations are justified if this is the way a party veiws itself , after all it can have a POV of itself . If this wording is a direct translation of a quote from its own material or if the original author is a member of the party (who else would talk in such a way) then I believe it has a right to be here as long as the passages used are put in quotation marks and the proviso , "in its own words is made" .(Cetot 06:33, 29 August 2005 (UTC))
- I remember the Japanese Communist Party sending political speech trucks into the streets to PROTEST a Koizumi tax raise in `03! Times have changedstruggle 16:13, 5 May 2006 (UTC)
INCORRECT INFO ON JCP AND NORTH KOREA Twice I have edited by noting that the information on the JCP previously being a pro-North Koren party is wrong. It is the Japan Socialist Party (now Social Democratic Party of Japan) that was close to North Korea and has only recently changed over the abduction issue preinciapply.
(More specifically, one wing of the Socialist party; another wingwas behind a marriage of convenience with the rightist Liberal Democratic Party at one point about 15 years ago)
The JCP has long been on the outs with North Korea, not only recenly over the abductions. For whatever reason, someone keeps erasing this correction.
You can read Fuwa's remarks, which trace the animousity between the two to 1968 at least! http://www.solidnet.org/cgi-bin/agent?parties/0470=japan,_japanese_communist_party/980japanjan04.doc
I am the editor of tokyoprogressive and a co-eitor of Japan Indymedia. Twice my edits were erased.
Another Japanese Communist Party
I know there is another Japanese Communist Party. Its an Maoist Party... It Party have any web page, but I dont remember the direction. Anyone knows something about it? I think would be any link to this page...
- Try to find it here:
- FYI: JCP looks awesome!
Some thoughts about the JCP
I spent four months in Japan in 1980, and had much contact with the JCP.
The idea that the JCP is pro-North Korea would come from its (formerly?) close relations with Choosen Sooren, then the main representative group of Korean residents in Japan. Choosen Sooren is pro-North Korea. I was once inside its Osaka HQ, so can attest to that!
At JCP rallies the representative of Choosen Sooren was always the first dignitary to be introduced. This seems to have been a strict rule of the JCP. This may have been partly to keep Choosen Sooren from going off the rails completely, and partly as a mark of respect to the Koreans in Japan. I don't think it proves that the JCP was truly pro-North Korea, but its hard to say. At that time South Korea was in the grip of an extremely violent military dictatorship.
Recently I have read much about the reasons for China's support of North Korea's aggression in 1950.
At that time Korea must have been quite strong as an industrial power, as it had been built up by the Japanese and had suffered little from the war. I think that Mao Zedong wished to smash Korea and ensure that it remained divided. This view is nothing new.
However, I think there was another reason. It's pretty obvious that war in Korea would lead the US occupation authorities immediately to smash the JCP. The JCP was Mao's chief ideological competitor, and I think this was a major reason why he supported that terrible war. I wonder whether this thought ever occurred to the JCP--that they were being deliberately targeted by the Chinese Communists, or at least by Mao. It's typical of the sort of thing he would have done, but it appears that he never discussed it with any of his colleagues. The smashing of the JCP would have been entirely obvious to Mao.Luo Shanlian (talk) 01:39, 1 December 2013 (UTC)