15. 2013年7月04日 19:09:21
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(1) Thank you Mr. Vice President, and thank you Mr. Zeng Peiyan. Thank you very much for inviting me to the Global Think Tank Summit and giving me the opportunity to speak at the opening ceremony(2) I recently reached the end of my 26 year career as a politician, and am determined to dedicate the rest of my life to the realization of the East Asian Community, which I advocated but was unable to realize during my term as Prime Minister. I am now more convinced than ever that such a community is a necessity(3) Over the last year or so, many leaders of East Asian countries, and in countries with a major influence on East Asia, have either been chosen, elected or re-elected and returned to office. Although disputes remain within the region, I strongly hope that these new leaders will seek to resolve ongoing problems, not through physical force but through dialogue(4) In this era of globalization, economic crises in one country can have a serious impact on other countries. To prevent economic crises before they occur, it is extremely important to maximize co-operation between related countries(5) We are moving from capitalism based on the trade of goods and services, to an age of capitalism based on selling investments for profit. We need to take action to prevent this move towards excessive financial capitalism
(6) Abenomics is a policy without any concrete growth strategy. The aggressive monetary easing policies of Governor Kuroda, the new governor of the Bank of Japan, have resulted in the depreciation of the yen and the appreciation of stock prices, but this is simply the result of net stock purchases by foreign investors. When capitalism is based on selling investments for profit, there is a risk of a market crash. As the House of Councillors election is approaching, the government is desperately trying to support the market, but it remains unclear how long this strategy can be maintained(7) We must steer away from excessive financial capitalism and extreme forms of unfettered market capitalism. My wish is that East Asia's new leaders will carefully consider a form of capitalism based on fraternity and respect for people(8) For this reason, I think that rather than the TPP, it is preferable to prioritize bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements. Participation in the TPP will not necessarily be beneficial for Japan. The new Chinese government is also showing interest in TPP participation, but I am afraid the current timing might be too soon(9) The formation of an integrated ASEAN community in 2015 is not only beneficial for the economic development of the region, but it will, I hope, also contribute to securing peace in the region(10) Furthermore, the vision of ASEAN, Japan, China and South Korea forming the core of an East Asian Community based on the spirit of fraternity is also extremely important in order to create a peaceful Asia that can grow through stable co-operative development(11) My vision for the East Asian Community is not a closed vision, but rather an open vision with a flexible attitude for the participation by various countries. Particularly when discussing cooperation in the field of national security, the United States could not be left out of the discussions(12) However, there are various concerns that may hamper the path towards the creation of such a community(13) Firstly, even under the leadership of First Secretary Kim Jong-un, North Korea continues to develop nuclear weapons and missiles. An important issue for this region is how we can bring North Korea back into the fold of multi-party dialogue and encourage North Korea to become a responsible member of the international community. I am pleased to hear the recent news, announced following a meeting between an envoy of First Secretary Kim and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping, that North Korea would return to the six party talks(14) Further, we should also welcome the news that representatives from North Korea and South Korea responsible for the unification of the Korean peninsula have held talks regarding the restart of normal business at the Kaesong Industrial Region, and the reopening of the Mount Kumgang Tourist Region. However, it was regrettable that the scheduled North-South authorities talk was suddenly stopped just before by North Korea side. While addressing the United States Congress, South Korean President Park Geun-hye said that she would continue the trust-building process on the Korean peninsula, stating that "We cannot afford to put off a multilateral dialogue process in Northeast Asia. Together, the United States and other Northeast Asian partners could start with softer issues. These include environmental issues and disaster relief. They include nuclear safety and counter-terrorism. Trust will be built through this process. And that trust will propel us to expand the horizons of our cooperation.” She added that “Of course, North Korea could also be invited to join". I wholeheartedly support this proposalI heard President Park is now in China, and she had a summit meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. I am very much pleased that they had a very good talk on the subject of not only bilateral relations but also north Korea issue(15) A further source of worry in the region is the dispute between Japan and China over the Senkaku islands. I think we should learn from the wisdom of Chinese premier Zhou Enlai and Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka who reached an unspoken agreement to put the issue to one side and leave it to future generations to resolve. Recently, former Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiromu Nonaka visited China and admitted that this unspoken agreement actually existed(16) I also think that the East China Sea Peace Initiative proposed by Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou and the establishment of a forum to resolve sovereignty issues in the South China Sea proposed by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also represent proposals worth studying for their potential application to the resolution of the Senkaku Islands issue(17) A further source of concern is the attitude towards Asia regarding the Abe administration. Since statements made by Mayor of Osaka Toru Hashimoto, Prime Minister Abe appears to be refraining from making controversial statements, but he has previously expressed his intention to revisit both the Kono Statement on “comfort women” and the Murayama Statement recognizing Japan's invasions in Asia, and this has resulted in strong concerns over historical revisionism, not only from China and South Korea but also from the United States(18) Furthermore, the Aso Administration proposed "values-oriented diplomacy", this approach emphasized alliances between countries that share the values of freedom and democracy in an "arc of freedom and prosperity", and attempted to isolate China. Under my administration, we abandoned this concept, but the Abe administration shows signs of wanting to revise it. However, I am concerned that approach would actually result in the isolation of Japan(19) We must act as soon as possible to remove factors caused by Japan [which are negatively affecting the region](20) This is one of the reasons why Japan needs to take the lead in trying to create an East Asian Community. The time has come for us to take concrete action(21) One example of a concrete action is my "CAMPUS Asia" proposal that has already begun in Japan, China and South Korea. It is now no longer a dream for young students to study at universities unhindered by national borders. Another appealing prospect for cooperation in the region is a major project to harness wind and solar power in the Gobi desert in Mongolia and build a power transmission network throughout East Asia to link the region's countries together in the fields of the environment and energy. A further pressing issue is for us to learn from the severity of the recent nuclear accident in Japan and launch a common body for controlling nuclear power in East Asia(22) Cooperation between the people of East Asia in various fields can help us make progress towards the creation of an East Asian Community. However, I would like to conclude with reference to the issue of religion. Cooperation between different religions under the spirit of fostering benevolence and fraternity can facilitate the construction of communities across national bordersI hope you will all join with me in believing our prayers can be answered and that we can move forward towards the creation of the East Asian Community.