Nippon Kaigi

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Nippon Kaigi (日本会議, Japan Conference) is a Japanese unincorporated association and organization, which tends to be right-wing to far-right. It supports Japan's social conservatism, ultra-nationalism[1] to historical revisionism and Japan's rearmament.

This group supports the LDP politically. The group is also closely related to the Shinzo Abe government.

The organization is prone to Shinto fundamentalism. So, it has anti-feminist tendencies. The group is also hostile to gender-free education and the sexual minority civil rights movement.

Nippon Kaigi is also very negative about human rights for the disabled. Japan had a 'Maternal Health Protection Law' until 1996, which forced abortion and sterilization for the disabled and mentally ill, similar to the eugenics in the early 20th century. The law was repealed as pointed out by human rights groups, but Nippon Kaigi was desperately opposed to it and had engaged in various lobbying activities. Even now, they are secretly negative about the human rights movement for the disabled. Even now, the group describes the disabled in an inferior way.

Nippon Kaigi does not use the normal term the "Pacific War" to refer to the Asia-Pacific theater of World War II. Instead, they insist on the phrase "Great East Asia War," which was used during the Japanese Empire in the past. It also claims that the "Great East Asia War" was Japan's self-defense war. In addition, Nippon Kaigi uses historical revisionism regarding the Japanese Empire, the Japanese military's use of sexual slavery, the Nanjing massacre and other issues of serious war crimes by downplaying or downplaying the atrocities being committed. Some members even cite Holocaust denials.

About 260 of Japan's incumbent lawmakers are known to be members of the group. Of course, most are members of the LDP, a right-wing nationalist party.

The New York Times commented that it was a Tea Party in Japan. [2]

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  1. Nippon Kaigi: The ultra-nationalistic group trying to restore the might of the Japanese Empire. ABC News Online. Author - Matthew Carney. Published 2 December 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  2. Tea Party Politics in Japan. The New York Times. 12 September 2014.