Communist Politicians of Japan
55. Sen Katayama
(1859-1933, as a Christian, approached Marxism, pursuing socialism. He played a key role in founding the Japanese Communist Party as an executive committee member of Comintern)
The future of the Japanese people will be secured only by following the will of True Parents.
I, Sen Katayama, betrayed God. When looking at the creation in which we live, the five senses and the physiological functions of human beings, one certainly cannot deny the existence of God. Nevertheless, my ambition for honor and power darkened my spirit. Reverend Sun Myung Moon, I am grateful for your discovery of the Principle.
I, Sen Katayama, according to the will of God, will abandon my belief in communism without any reservation. Hereafter, undoubtedly, I will live my life in the belief that everything belongs to God; and I will believe the teachings of Reverend Moon, our True Father.
Dear Communist party members, Communism is leading us in the wrong direction. All Japanese people, not to mention Japanese Communists, will have to follow the will and direction of Reverend Sun Myung Moon in order to secure their future. I earnestly request that you accept the idea of peace with True Parents.
56. Kyuichi Tokuda
(1894-1953, one of the founders of Japanese Communism. After the war, he was active as the secretary of the Japanese Communist party. Later, the government forced him into asylum in Manchuria.)
I will live my life, introducing God and True Parents to the ignorant.
I, Kyuichi Tokuda , thought that God is the Supreme Being of faith only to Christians. However, it was such a serious mistake. Because of that wrong belief, I came to deny the eternal life after death. Here at the present time, my life is filled with remorse, lamentation and grief. So far, I have been living a life, thoroughly experiencing the heart of a blind person. However, God's love liberated me. Dear God, I thank you. Reverend Sun Myung Moon, I thank you.
From now on, I will be thoroughly armed with Godism, and will introduce God and True Parents to those ignorant of the Unification Principle in the spirit world. I thank You for your forgiveness. I hope that all Earthly people will be guided and be given direction by the True Parent, Reverend Sun Myung Moon.
57. Richard Sorge
(1895-1944, an international spy from Germany. According to the direction of Comintern, he attempted to lead the revolution in Japan with Communism. After being arrested, he was executed.)
I came to realize that I lived a wrongful life upon studying the Unification Principle.
When living on the Earth, I, Sorge, did not know that the spirit world existed. I never imagined that something was wrong with Communism. Yet now I know that God clearly exists as the Parent of humankind. Then, who are we? We, humans, are His children.
Dear Communist party members, Communism is wrong. You must realize that you are going the wrong way. You should keep in mind that in the life after death, you will have to be punished for your wrongdoings. After listening to the Unification Principle, I came to the realization that I did not live well on Earth. I deeply regret it. Everyday, I cannot stand the pain in my heart.
The Unification Principle must surely be a revelation from God. Reverend Sun Myung Moon discovered such truth and conveyed it to humankind. The Japanese people must quickly follow his teachings and direction as soon as possible. Bear this in mind. Life after death truly exists, and if you do not follow his teachings, you will not be free from grief, frustration and fear.
58. Hotumi Ozaki
(1901-1944, a journalist at Asai Newspapers. According to the direction of Comintern, he, along with Sorge, attempted to revolutionize Japan with Communism. Later, he was executed alongside Sorge.)
What could be greater pain than not recognizing the existence of True Parents?
To me, Hotumi Ozaki, the most painful thing is that Japan failed to recognize the Korean people. That is more painful than denying the existence of God and the life after death, and not understanding that we are God's children. Korea is a chosen nation and the birthplace of True Parents. In the universe, the greatest pain and sorrow would be not recognizing the existence of True Parents. Despite the fact that Korea is the nation where the Messiah of humankind was born, why did Japan persecute that nation so desperately? That is the greatest torment to me.
Actually, I am a sinner who denied God and the life after death. However, the Unification Principle of True Parents liberated me. The greatest thing that happened to me is that I accepted Godism and started a new life, cleansing my past life.
Japan must follow the directions of Reverend Sun Myung Moon. Look at the history of humankind. Who is the leader who brought the meaning and direction of life to the light so clearly? I, Ozaki, am frustrated. Currently, Japan is unable to see the future due to her national pride. Japan must be able to recognize the true leader. And Japanese people must change their faith in various spirits to that of Godism. This is the earnest wish of Ozaki, who denied the existence of spirit world after death. The teaching of the Unification Principle and the Reverend Sun Myung Moon will shine as the splendid hope for humankind. Let Japan believe in this. The master of the life after death is God.
59. Inejiro Asanuma
(1898-1960, the chief secretary of Japanese Society Party. He was killed by a right wing youth)
I will live a new life centered on Godism.
The world is so vast, with a huge population. So are ideas and thoughts, but why did I live the kind of life I led in such a short life span? After coming here, I, Inejiro, cannot help lamenting over it. God is my own Parent and life after death clearly exists, but I lived my life like a fool. After coming here to the spirit world, I have no place to reside. People who lived a wrongful life do not have a place to live here. Nor is there a room for any forgiveness. On Earth, with force, power and money, our social status can be determined; but that does not work here at all.
Dear God, please forgive me. I repent for my wrongful life on Earth from the bottom of my heart. God truly exists as our Parent. Even the life after death certainly exists. God does not punish those who lived an evil life. They punish themselves.
According to the Unification Principle, the relationship between God and human beings is a Parent-child relationship. Reverend Sun Myung Moon, who revealed the Unification Principle, True Parents, I am immensely grateful. Hereafter, I will live a brand new life, attending God as my Parent, only centered on Godism. Communist party members, you are going the wrong way. I hope and wish that you will turn around your way as quickly as possible.
60. Yoshio Shiga
(1901-1989, a leader of the Japanese Communist Party. After the confrontation between Russia and China, he was expelled by the party for supporting the Russian side)
I clearly realized the greatness of God and human beings.
I, Yoshio Shiga, have finally come to a realization about the truth. I am truly grateful to the lecturers of the Unification Principle, who awakened me with the truth. On the other hand, I am deeply apologetic. Through the Unification Principle, I have finally come to acknowledge the existence of God. I also came to realize what the spirit world is like.
This is the place where our spirit self can live with God for eternity. I did not realize that when our Earthly lives were centered on the temptation of Earthly thought, it would cause that much pain to God. Heavenly Father, I am so sorry. I also apologize for not having regarded, with respect and dignity, human beings, who are in the image of God. I now have come to know clearly the greatness of God and human beings. I will follow the teachings of this new truth.
To my Communist comrades! You are going the wrong way. There can be no comparison between Godism and Communism. Communism is full of conflicts, distorting history, human beings and the phenomena of the universe. Communism is destined to fade away from the Earth. Therefore, the more quickly you abandon Communism, the better it is for you. Afterward, you need to study deeply the Godism brought by True Parents. That is the path that leads Communist party members to freedom.
My beloved Communist party comrades! Please be prepared with your future life that you will be living in the spirit world. Life after death surely exists.
61. Sanzo Nosaka
(1892-1993, a chairman of the Japanese Communist Party. Later, he was indicted on charges of espionage activities and expelled from the Party.)
Find God. God is the Parent of humankind.
The fact that God is the Parent of humankind was extremely shocking to me, Sanzo Nosaka . During my physical life on Earth, I was not interested in the existence of God and life after death. I was so intoxicated by the ideology of reforming the reality of the present life before my eyes that I never paid attention to my future life. That is very regretful.
Beloved Communist party members! We are now in a place where we can come to learn the new truth and rededicate ourselves to start a brand new life. Earthly people, please pay attention to my message: you should find God. Every single human being is a child of God. Study the Unification Principle. The Unification Principle, a revelation from God, is the truth that Reverend Sun Myung Moon discovered through numerous struggles with Satan, as he searched for answers to the fundamental questions of the true meaning and purpose of the physical life and the spiritual life.
In order for you to guide your spirit in the right direction, you need to follow Reverend Moon's teachings. He is the True Parent of humankind sent by God. Japan, especially, must accept and follow the will of Reverend Sun Myung Moon for her future development. Otherwise, she cannot indemnify the sins and crimes committed by the people of Japan. I hope that you keep this in your mind.
62. Satomi Hakamada
(1904-1990, a leader of the Communist Party. For the charge of espionage, he led Obata Tabuo to death during the interrogation. Later, he was expelled from the Japanese Communist Party.)
Humankind can prosper and develop only by Godism.
After coming here to the spirit world, I found out that life after death truly exists. This is the place where we are punished for the wrongdoings committed during our Earthly life. Yet, I have now been given a chance to be forgiven for my sins and crimes. Before, I was suffering from pain more lethal than swords, guns or poisons. However, I will clear up all of my wrong understanding and concepts from the past, and will replace them with the Unification Principle. And I will boldly expose the real identity of myself to Communists on Earth.
My beloved comrades, since coming to the spirit world, I have been imprisoned in a cave with fear Heaven might punish me. But from now on, I will live like a human being centered on the Unification Principle. Even before my realizing it, God had been my Parent, and humans had been living both an Earthly life in the flesh, which is temporary, and a spiritual life in the spirit body, which is eternal. What is important is that once we do not live a right life on Earth, we shall be punished for it here in the spirit world.
My beloved comrades, life after death exists. Reverend Sun Myung Moon is the one who revealed the historically hidden secrets of the physical world and spirit world. Now, the only way for you as my comrades to restore your spiritual life is to accept Reverend Moon as the True Parents of humankind and receive his teachings and guidance.
Satomi is now informing Japan: We, Japanese people, are committing wrongdoings to Koreans, and are misunderstanding Reverend Moon. He is the Messiah of humankind sent by God. If you are not certain, please study the Unification Principle carefully. And Japanese people themselves should make a decision as to what to do. Humankind can be prosperous only by Godism. The prosperity of humankind goes side by side and hand in hand with Godism as if they are synonyms.
In the world after death, I came to realize many things. Japan needs the guidance of True Parents. That is the way for us Japanese people to live. If they do that, God's protection will be always with them. I wish and pray that Japan and Communists will always keep this in mind.
63. Ritsu Ito
(1913-1989, a leader of the Japanese Communist Party. He later condemned this institution.)
God is not the Parent of Christians alone, but of all humankind.
I, Ritsu Ito, found out here in the spirit world that God exists. Through the Unification Principle, I came to know that God exists as the unified Being, comprised of the dual characteristics of internal character and external form. I learned this systematically. God is not merely a conceptual Being, nor is He only for Christians. He is the Parent of all humankind, and we, humans, are His children.
Communist members and people of Japan! When watching you from here, you are so ignorant of Reverend Sun Myung Moon. Reverend Moon is the one who came to Earth to realize the world of eternal peace for humankind. His constant teaching is that all humans throughout the world are children of God and therefore siblings to each other. Right here, I saw it, heard it, and realized it. Humankind is too ignorant in recognizing Reverend Moon, who came as the True Father.
Ignorant people crucified Jesus. They made such a critical mistake, being ignorant of him as the leader of humanity and the Messiah of that time sent by God.
My beloved Japanese people! Politicians in particular, please listen to me clearly: Jesus, who was crucified on the cross, was the Messiah and Savior of humankind at that time. The Savior at this time is the Reverend Sun Myung Moon. And the Creator of the Universe, God, is our Parent. Therefore, we are brothers and sisters. Japan must attend the Messiah as soon as possible and be directed by Him. If a similar incident of Jesus being crucified is repeated, Japan will perish. Please deeply reflect upon this. I am sending this message from the sprit world.
Sincerely, Ritsu Ito on April 30, 2002.
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