Unveiling Ceremony held on 24 November 2021
The Fukuda Doctrine memorial monument was built in Tokyo last year, and the unveiling ceremony was held on 24 November.
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Fukuda Doctrine Memorial unveiled Mr. Takeo praises “heart and heart” peace diplomacy engraving Former Prime Minister Yasuo “still valid”
A memorial to the late Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda’s basic policy for Southeast Asia, “Fukuda Doctrine,” was set up on the premises of the Asian Student Culture Association in Honkomagome, Tokyo, and the unveiling ceremony was held by the people concerned. It was held on the 24th. Former Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda, the eldest son of Mr. Fukuda, emphasized the importance of Southeast Asian diplomacy, where “heart-to-heart” touches, “I think it is time to re-examine the content.”
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Fukuda Doctrine, a commemorative panel was set up in the Manila Hotel in the Philippines, where Mr. Takeo gave a speech three years ago. Volunteers aiming to build a monument in Japan have solicited donations, and the monument will be set up on the premises of the association, which has been accepting international students from Southeast Asia for many years.
The monument was engraved with the three principles of Fukuda Doctrine and a portrait of Takeo Fukuda. In the unveiling ceremony, Katsumi Shiraishi, the president of the association, said, “Fukuda Doctrine is a historical text that seeks peaceful diplomacy through heart-to-heart exchange. I believe that it has universal value.” I praised his achievements.
In May 2008, during his tenure as Prime Minister, Mr. Yasuo announced the “New Fukuda Doctrine,” which follows this principle and focuses on the construction of the “Asia Disaster Prevention and Epidemic Prevention Network” to jointly deal with large-scale disasters such as earthquakes. There is. He acknowledged, “I think the content of the doctrine is still valid. It must be cherished as a major direction for Japan in the future.”
Three principles of Fukuda Doctrine engraved on the monument
Japan is determined to be peaceful and not to become a military power, and from such a standpoint, it will contribute to the peace and prosperity of Southeast Asia and the world.
(Ii) Japan will build mutual trust with Southeast Asian countries as true friends in a wide range of fields such as politics, economy, society, and culture.
(3) From the standpoint of equal cooperators, Japan will actively cooperate with other like-minded foreign countries in the voluntary efforts to strengthen solidarity and resilience of ASEAN and its member countries, and Indochina. We will foster relationships based on mutual understanding with countries and contribute to the building of peace and prosperity throughout Southeast Asia.
Fukuda Doctrine The basic principles of Japan’s new policy toward Southeast Asia announced in Manila by Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda, who visited the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries in August 1977. He showed ASEAN three principles, such as being peaceful and not becoming a military power. It is a pillar of Japan’s Southeast Asian policy.