Osaka people don’t want to be prime minister

The Japanese economy can have today, thanks to the people of Osaka.

Because Japan’s three major chaebols-Mitsui, Sumitomo, and Mitsubishi, all developed in the Osaka area, then developed to Tokyo, and then expanded overseas.

It’s best not to bargain with people in Tokyo, because once you bargain, Tokyo people’s little hearts will not be able to bear it-don’t you believe that my things are genuine and good things?

However, if you are not bargaining with people in Osaka, you are a fool. Because in the price of Osaka people’s goods, there is at least a 5% floating price.

What is this indicating?

It shows that Osaka is a place where businessmen gather, and everyone knows how to make profit. In Tokyo, there have been many samurai since ancient times, and they are very decent in everything.

These are two different ways of living. People in Tokyo live more tiredly than people in Osaka.

Osaka people only believe in abacus, not politics. Therefore, the people of Osaka only give money to the government behind their backs, but they definitely do not fight for the prime minister’s throne.

Since the Meiji Restoration, there are only two prime ministers from Osaka, and they are all “prime ministers”, one is Kantaro Suzuki and the other is Kijuro Motohara.

In April 1945, Japan’s mainland was bombed into a mess by the US military, and defeat was set. At that time, no one wanted to be prime minister. The Emperor Showa found Suzuki, who was 77 years old, and said to him, “The national disaster is the head of the country. You must be yours.” As a result, Suzuki served as prime minister for 4 months. On the third day after Japan announced its surrender, He resigned, so he was called “the defeated prime minister.”

What should I do without the Prime Minister? The Emperor Showa went to invite another Osaka native to be prime minister. At that time, Kishihara Kijuro, who had served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, had already rolled up his bedding due to the bombing of his home, preparing for the family to flee to Shizuoka Prefecture for refuge. The Emperor Showa sent someone to find him, and said to him: “The national crisis is your head.” Motohara had to bite the bullet and take over the prime minister’s job, but he only worked for half a year. In May 1946, he resigned as he wished. Up.

For more than 70 years since then, no one in Osaka is willing to aspire to the throne of prime minister.

Perhaps the people in Osaka have a clear idea that eating political meals is more tiring than planning.

The Western parliamentary system introduced by Japan in the Meiji Restoration made the Changshu clan, who was born in large numbers of Restoration warriors, a vested interest.

The Clan of Changzhou is today’s Yamaguchi County.

Since the Meiji Restoration, the number of Japanese prime ministers who came from Yamaguchi Prefecture is the largest, with a total of 8 people, and most of them have long term of office. Among them, there is the longest record holder.

Japan’s first prime minister was Hirobumi Ito. When he was young, he was sent by the lord of Choshu to study in the UK to study the British constitutional system. After returning to China, he vigorously promoted this kind of Western system and was hailed as the “father of Japanese constitutionalism.” Ito Hirobumi has served as prime minister four times, but he is not from a samurai family, but a child of a peasant family. The two prime ministers, Shinsuke Kishi and Eisaku Sato, who were influential in the 1950s and 1960s, both came from the families of small vendors. The longest-term prime minister in Japanese history is Shinzo Abe, who is also a native of Yamaguchi Prefecture and his ancestor is a soy sauce maker.

It seems that people in Yamaguchi County are born to like to engage in politics, and they are full of feelings of saving the country. At every major historical node, it seems that people from Yamaguchi have come out to support the stage.

Although Hirobumi Ito was assassinated and killed by a Korean warrior at Harbin Station, his status in Japanese constitutional history seems to be unmatched. After all, he created Japan’s constitutional system, which made Japan quickly move from a closed-off Oriental island country. Developed into a modernized power.

After the surrender of World War II, Japan was occupied by the US military. How to prevent Japan from becoming a colony of the United States? Against the huge wave of protests across the country, Kishi Nobusuke signed the “Japan-US Security Treaty” with the United States, allowing U.S. troops to stay, but Japan is no longer an occupying power of the U.S. military.

By the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration, Japan’s prime minister was Shinzo Abe, the grandson of Kishi Shinsuke. He successfully bid to host the Tokyo Olympics, although the Olympics was postponed by one year because of the epidemic.

Therefore, there is a saying in Japanese society that “Osaka people save the country with money, and Yamaguchi people save the country with their heart”, and everyone else is floating clouds.

Knowing this characteristic of Japanese social development, you will also understand that what the Japanese call “inheritance” is not only about craftsmanship and family business, but also regional characteristics and unique regional cultural genes. And to abide by this kind of inheritance requires firm determination—to keep in mind the ancestral motto, not to be tempted, and to only do what you think.

Politics and economy are like two wheels on a carriage, driven by mutual respect and cooperation between two groups of people, pushing Japanese society forward. This is also a secret of why Japanese society is able to maintain peace.