Skip to main content
 Previous Next
  • Zoom In (+)
  • Zoom Out (-)
  • Rotate CW (r)
  • Rotate CCW (R)
  • Overview (h)
Press translations [Japan]. Political Series 0279, 1946-02-04.
Supreme Commander for The Allied Powers. Allied Translator and Interpreter Section.

translation-number: political-1131

call-number: DS801 .S85



(View Page Image)
GENERAL HEADQUARTERS
SUPREME COMMANDER FOR THE ALLIED POWERS
ALLIED TRANSLATOR AND INTERPRETER SECTION
PRESS TRANSLATIONS
No. 1131 DATE: 4 Feb 46.

POLITICAL SERIES: 279

ITEM 1 Analysis of the Parties in the Various Ken - Provincial Newspaper Kobe Shimbun (Kobe) - 22 Jan 46. Translator: Paasche.
Summary:
AICHI-KEN:
1) Citizens' Association (AICHI-KEN KOMIN REMMEI): Head: ISHIKURO; Sponsors: 36 members of the Ken Diet; aim: Support of the Emperor. 2) Party of Reborn Citizens (SHINSEI KOMIN TO); Head: TAJIMA; aim: Preparations for elections. 3) AICHI Youth Party (AICHI SEINEN TO) Head: TANAKA; aims: democracy, abolition of feudalism, protection of workers and farmers. 4) New JAPAN Fraternity (SHINKO NIPPON DO - SHIKAI); Head; FUTOTA; aims: protection of demobilized soldiers, speedy return and employment of Japanese soldiers overseas, membership 60,000. 5) JAPAN Reformation Association (NIPPON KAKUSHIN DOMEI); Head: ANDO; aim; a new democratic JAPAN with the Emperor as its head. membership: 60,000; has secured a firm position in the Ken. 6) Farmers' party (SANSHU NOMINTO); Head: SUZUKI.
MIE-KEN:
1) Association for building a new JAPAN (SHIN NIPPON KENSETSU DOMEI): Head: TANAKA; aim: support of the Emperor on the basis of the Five Oaths of Emperor MEIJI, and construction of a new JAPAN, The group enjoys popularity among the Youth. 2) MIE: Counsil of Democratic Groups. Directors: MARUJIMA, KIMURA (Communist) UMEGAWA; aim is The Popular Front. 3) Farmers' and workers' party of MIE (in preparation).
YAMANASHI-Ken:
YAMANASHI Young Men's League (YAMANADHI SEISONEN REMMEI): Head: NISHIYAMA; aims: democracy, removal of feudalism, complete liberation of the people. Membership: 200.
ISHIKAWA-Ken:
ISEIKAWA citizens' Party (ISHIKAWA KOMIN TO); Head: YASOJIMA.
ISHIKAWA New Party (ISHIKAWA-KEN SHIKSEITO); Head: HEIJI; aim: support of Emperor.

NIIGATA-Ken
1) Socialist Party of HOKUETSU (HOKUETSU SHAKAI TO); Head: KOBAYASHI; aims: mutual assistance, creation of a co-operative society, political education of women. 2) ESSA Youth League (ESSA SEISONEN REMMEI) Head: SONE, the group is affiliated, with the Liberal Party.

(View Page Image)
POLITICAL SERIES: 279 (Continued)
ITEM 1 (Continued)
TOYAMA-Ken:
1) TOYAMA People's Liberation League (TOYAMA JI[illegible]KAIHO REMMEI) Head: not yet elected. 2) KOKUETSU Reform Party (HOKUETSU ISHIN TO); Head: FUKUOKA. 3) NAGAMI Association (NAGAMI SHINKO KAI) a group of influential persons in the NAGAMI district without published aims. 4) Livelihood party (SEIKATSUTO); Head: OMURA. 5) The Party of the Undaunted (YUSHITO); Head: IWASA; aims: democratic education of youth, and food policy. 6) Farmers' party (NOHONTO); Head: MORITA aims: betterment of all-round conditions.
KYOTO-Fu:
1) Liberal Women's party (JOSHI JIYUTO); Head: WASHINO; aim: Social advancement of women. 2) Republican party (KYOWATO); Head: KAWAKATSU; aim: abolition of monarchy, establishment of republican government
OSAKA-Fu:
1) KINKI Fraternity (KINKI DOSHINKAI); Head: TANAKA; membership 200, 2) Democratic League (INSHU KAKURITSU KISEI DOMEI); Head: KURIMURA; aim: Political education of women; membership 1,000 men, 2,500 women. The group is popular among women. 3) Youth Reform party (KAKUSHIN SEINENTO); Head: SANO (rightist author); aim: political education of youth; membership 20,000. 4) Democratic Youth Party of JAPAN (NIPPON SEINEN NINSHUTO); Heads: OKUDA.
NARA-Ken:
Social Reform Party (SHAKAI KAKUSHINTO); Head: HIRANO. aim: creation of anti-communist socialist morality.
HYOGO-Ken:
1) Farmers' League (NOHON DOMEI); Head: YOSHIDA; aim: Support of the Emperor. 2) TAJIMA Liberal Party (TAJIMA MIKKEN JIYUTO). Head: KOJIMA. 3) Reform Party of Japanese youth (NIPPON KAKUSHIN SEINENTO). Head: IWANOTO. Membership 600; a group with little ideological back ground, 4) Japanese People's Party (NIPPON HEIMINTO); Head: OKUMURA; aim: Emperor support.
TOTTORI-Ken:
1) TOTTORI Self-Rule Party (TOTTORI KEN JIJI TO); Head: not elected, aims: reactionary; the group is a rallying point for former Imperial Rule Assistance Association members. 2) INABA Liberal Youth Party (INABA SEINEN JIYUTO); Head: IWADA; aims: monarchy; creation of a democratic economy; membership 1,000. 3) INABA Reform Party (INABA KAKUSHINTO); Head: TANAKA; aims: respect for human rights, security of livelihood.
SHIMANE-Ken:
SHIMANE Farmers' Party (SHIMANE NOMIWTO); Head: SHIROKAWA; aim: Emperor support; membership 150.
HIROSHIMA-Ken:
Youth Reform League of GEIHOKU (GEIHOKU SEIN[illegible]: KAKUSHIN DOMEI); Head: TAKEDA; aims: socialism; self-government for the districts.
- 2 -

(View Page Image)
POLITICAL SERIES: 279 (Continued)
ITEM 1 (Continued)
YAMAGUCHI-Ken:
1) BOCHO Youth fraternity (BOCHO SEISOKEN DOSHI KAI); Head: KAMITOKU; aim: Emperor Support; membership 300. 2) Constitutional Democratic League (RIKKEN MINSHU DOMEI); Head: WATANABE, 3) Democratic Youth League (SEINEN MINSHU DOMEI); Head: HIKITA. aim: political reform.
KAGAWA-Ken:
1) KAGAWA People's Constitution Party (KAGAWA MINK NTO); Head: MUKAI; aim: constitutional monarchy, democratic economy. 2) Political Rebirth Society (SEIJISHIN SEIKAI); Head: KANAZAWA. 3) New Japanese People's Party (NIPPON SHINMINTO); Heads OKANO. (the group is a remainder of the former True Hearted Society (SEKISEIKAI);
FUKUOKA-Ken:
1) Liberal justice Party (SEIGI JIYUTO); Head; KUSUNOI; aims: Emperor support; Japanese type of Democracy. 2) New Youth Party (SHIN-SEINEMTO); Head: SATO. The group consists of former TOHOKAI members. 3) Social Democratic Party (SHAKAI MINSHU TO); Head: KUSAKABE; aims: abolition of monarchy etc. 4) KYUSHU Co-operative Democratic Party (KYUSHU KYODO MINSHU TO); Head: HOSHIWO. The group is related to the Social Democratic Party.
KAGOSHIMA-Ken:
1) Liberal Party of a pure JAPAN (JUNSEI NIPPON JIYUTO); Head: URUSHIMA; aims: monarchy, liberty, Peace, 2) New KAGOSHIMA Society (SEIN KAGOSHIMA KENSHISUKYOGI KAI); Head: NISHI; aim: support of the Emperor, development of agriculture, prevention of the growth of cities.
KUMAMOTO-Ken:
1) New JAPAN Youth Party (SHIB NIPPON SEINEMTO); Head: IKEDA; aim: democratic monarchy; 2) Japanese Party of Industrial. Youth (NIPPON S[illegible]ISAN SEI[illegible]NTO); Head: OHASHI; the group enjoys popularity among students. 3) Japanese Democratic League (NIPPON MINSHU SHUGI REMMEI); Head: SUGITACHI.
SAGA-Ken:
1) New JAPAN League (SHIN NIPPON KEUS[illegible]TSU REMMEI); Head: MIYANAGA. some Farmers' and workers' groups.
MIYAZAKI-Ken:
Several Youth groups.
OITA-Ken:
A Farmers' Association.
DISTRIBUTION "X"
- 3 -
HomePress translations [Japan]. Political Series 0279, 1946-02-04.
 Text Only
 Text & Inline Image
 Text & Image Viewer
 Image Viewer Only