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There is fear as to whether Japan, reduced to such a predicament, could ever manage to pay reparations to certain designated Allied Powers without shifting the burden upon the other Allied Powers. ---->>>

We will not fail your expectations of us as a new nation dedicated to peace, democracy, and freedom. ---->>>

We are determined that our nation shall cease to be a burden on other countries but shall contribute positively to world prosperity, while observing fully the fair trade practices in international commerce. ---->>>

I speak of the old Japan, because out of the ashes of the old Japan there has risen a new Japan. ---->>>

Almost a century has passed since Japan first entered the world community by concluding a treaty of amity with the United States of America in 1854. ---->>>

We pray that henceforth not only Japan but all mankind may know the blessings of harmony and progress. ---->>>

The second is that the role of China trade in Japanese economy, important as it is, has often been exaggerated, as proven by our experience of the past 6 years. ---->>>

Japan has opened a new chapter in its history. ---->>>

By perfecting this legislative machinery and by participating in the various international agreements we intend to contribute to the wholesome development of world trade. ---->>>

We have listened here to the delegates who have recalled the terrible human suffering, and the great material destruction of the late war in the Pacific. It is with feelings of sorrow that we recall the part played in that catastrophic human experience by the old Japan. ---->>>


Nationality: Japanese
Born: September 22, 1878
Die: 10-20, 1967
Occupation: Politician

Shigeru Yoshida (吉田 茂, Yoshida Shigeru), KCVO (22 September 1878 – 20 October 1967) was a Japanese diplomat and politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan from 1946 to 1947 and from 1948 to 1954, becoming one of the longest serving PMs in Japanese history.(wikipedia)