These right wingers were protesting in Ueno recently. When I first came to Japan, I was always really curious about what the signs on their vehicles said and what their speeches were about. Now I can read them, I’ve completely lost all curiosity, though. Here’s a translation:
People without a country. We vehemently oppose the immigration policy of accepting 10,000,000 immigrants. (Boukoku. 1000 man imin seisaku danko hantai)
Respect the war-dead-become-gods, who are our country’s foundation. (Wagakuni no ishizue to narareta eirei ni kansha o!)
Drive the China-loving diet members who are selling out the country out of office. (Bichuuha baikoku giin o seikai kara tsuihouseyo)
And this is when they’re not burning down houses of journalists…
I think the Right Wingers need to be even more vocal now than ever before. I really love what they are doing!
i like your blog. thanks.
I’ve heard these guys ranting away in Dotonburi in Osaka. I always wondered what they were saying. My Japanese friends always tell me, “I don’t know I don’t understand them either.” I just figured they were being polite… Now I know they were!
Thanks for the translations! (saves me time with the ole’ Kanji Dict.)
I find these guys mildly amusing. It worries me to think what they would do if they had any real power in Japanese society.
I think I agree with the part about the China lover sellouts in the Diet.
Immigration to Japan is fine as long as the immigrants become culturally Japanese.
I think actually they do have a lot of power in Japanese society. They give a lot of money to political parties and are said to have a lot of influence over them, they have a lot of influence over the media (who often censor themselves for fear of angering right wingers – just look at the Wai Wai scandal a few years ago), and they are the ones causing problems with history textbooks.