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Aug 24, 2016

Benjamin Fulford News - August 15, 2016

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Benjamin Fulford News - August 15, 2016
Mr. Fulford, who is on his annual holidays, shows the whole picture of the report in an easy-to-understand way.  I quite agree with the report.
Figures clearly show that advanced nations cannot exist without the cooperation of BRICS countries. If the crimes the wealthy including the Rothschild have committed are exposed, it is not until they offer all their money to the people that their lives will be ensured. When their past crimes are exposed, all of them should be executed. However,  a better world will be created in a form that they would be able to save their face on the condition that they repent their past crimes and reveal them to the public.
As pointed out by Mr. Fulford, I think that it is necessary to establish a completely transparent and fair form of world government which is never controlled by the Cabal. It may be necessary to carry out fundamental change of the United Nation. I have a feeling that Russia is trying to create a rule on such reformation.

August 16, 2016
Masatoshi Takeshita

Shanti-phula has indicated some parts of the following text in blackbold type or in red letters.

Excerpt from GFL Service – August 16, 2016

Benjamin Fulford News  August 15, 2016


Notice to readers: Due to our annual holiday’s this week’s newsletter has been written in advance with non-time sensitive content

Recently, the Chinese government’s Xinhua news service reported that developing and emerging countries combined (the BRICS alliance) control 85% of the world’s population, 60% of its GDP and account for 80% of economic growth. In other words, the Khazarian mafia controlled countries have lost the battle both economically and demographically.

If you look at World Bank data on real GDP (Purchasing Power Parity) you see that the members of the OECD’s (the rich countries club) total GDP is 50.9 trillion dollars while the rest of the world’s GDP is 127.3 trillion dollars. That means that even if all the rich countries allied themselves with the Khazarian faction ruling the US, they would have less than half the economic power of the BRICS alliance.

Things only get worse for the US once you realize the numbers used by the World Bank are based on lies put out by the US government. For example, if you look at US government data, it says that prices in 2016 are only 35% higher than they were in 2001. That is because the US government has changed the composition of the basket of goods it uses to measure inflation over 20 times to make the inflation rate look lower. If you look at more realistic measures of inflation you will see that US prices are 160% higher in 2016 than they were in 2001.

Since the inflation rate is used to calculate GDP, what this means is that real US GDP is worth less than half of what it was in 2001.

If you look at industrial production figures you can see that US industry has not grown
since 1976. Click on the chart at this link and choose Max to see for yourself.

Then there is the fact that 22% of the US workforce worked in manufacturing in 1977 versus only 9% in 2016.

What this means is that most Americans are working in the service industry as public servants, or bank clerks or in restaurants and are not making anything that they can trade with the rest of the world.

That is why the US has been running a trade deficit almost non-stop since 1976. That is also why the US is the most indebted nation in the history of the planet. Again you can see this by choosing Max in the link below.

This cumulative trade deficit has left the US owing the rest of the world more than 19 trillion dollars. If you look at the Rothschild controlled G7 group of countries as a whole you can see they owe the rest of the world $47.1 trillion.

What this means is that the G7 countries have been on a degenerate path for the last 40 years. The cause of this degeneracy can be traced back to the Nixon shock of 1972 when President Richard Nixon took the US dollar off the gold standard. Until 1972 the developed countries were experiencing strong economic growth under the gold standard. However, after Nixon dropped the gold standard, the G7 countries just started printing money out of thin air and using it to buy stuff from the rest of the world. This is the financial equivalent of using amphetamines. You get a huge immediate burst of energy but you are destroying your body in the process. The G7 reliance of fiat money turned them into huge parasites on the rest of the world.

The rest of the world is now having an immune reaction against this parasitical infection by the Khazarian controlled G7 countries. They are sick and tired of the continual anti-social behavior of the Khazarians. The United States is the world’s worst rogue nation and has been at war almost non-stop since the end of World War 2. The recent destruction of Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya etc. by the Khazarian mafia and their puppets has shown the world their true nature. Not only that but, the Khazarians have tried on multiple occasions to start World War 3. For this reason most of the world is no longer willing to finance the countries they control.


Aug 23, 2016

Planet where people who chose to stay in the 3rd dimension will move – Process of evolution into humans and the future of earthlings who had souls destroyed

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Planet where people who chose to stay in the 3rd dimension will move – Process of evolution into humans and the future of earthlings who had souls destroyed
According to an article dated August 9, “those who have chosen to stay at the 3rd dimension will shift from the existing Earth to another 3rd dimensional planet in the not far future.” This article reminded me of an article from Sputnik shown below, which I read in the past.  This article reminded me of the following article from Sputnik I read before. One of 3rd dimensional planets other than Earth where such people will move is probably TRAPPIST-1 third planet. I suppose the preparation for relocation has already been made. I imagine that the people who are called as SSP Alliance by Mr. Corey Goode may have gone on spaceship to this planet, where they are doing research.
And now, for something completely different, only one in 1000 people still has soul (jiva: individual self) at present. The remaining 999 people have their souls destroyed and they have only the physical body in a broad sense if they are lucky. As for the wicked people, many of them have both etheric double (light body) and plasma body destroyed and they have only the physical body in a narrow sense.
Like this,
As mentioned above, very few people still have soul remaining intact. Forty-five percent of such people vibrate synchronously at the 5th dimensional frequency of Earth. The remaining 55 percent of the people still vibrate at the 3rd dimensional frequency, though they have still soul. Such people are the good but they usually turn their attention to limited range of interest and are strongly in tune with the physical consciousness. Such people are seen among many Olympic athletes on TV.
They do not tune to Earth evolution and they are, so to speak, dropouts. They have to restart their subsequent life from the beginning on another planet which is vibrating at the frequency close to the past Earth 3rd dimensional frequency. They can be reincarnated after life. However, those who have souls destroyed are not mere dropouts but rather people forced to quit school. They have to start again from scratch.
Approximately 80 percent of earthlings today are what Theosophy calls as the fifth root race (the Arian root race). They were reincarnated as humans for the first time about one hundred thousand years ago. They came into our higher dimensional solar system as life form approximately 12.29 billion years ago. They took enormous amount of time to be reincarnated on the material dimensional solar system for the first time approximately 3.96 billion years ago. Presumably, most of the earthlings who had souls destroyed will take about 12.29 billion years to evolve into humanity again in a stellar system of galaxy different from the Milky Way Galaxy approximately 522 million years later.
Since I didn’t make so detailed examination, I took this chance of doing so.

August 11, 2016
Masatoshi Takeshita

Shanti-phula has indicated some parts of the following text in black boldface type or in red letters.

English translation of an excerpt from the Japanese version of Sputnik – July 21, 2016 –

Atmosphere of the “Twin of Earth” Suitable for Life?

According to the British journal Nature, scientists succeeded in research and analysis of the atmosphere of earth-like planets most close to the earth for the first time. It was found that they are rocky planets and have atmosphere suitable for life.

In May this year, very rare star system TRAPPIST-1 was discovered. All the three are within so-called “habitable zone,” where water can be present in liquid form. They seem to have mass equivalent to the earth.

“Hubble” research team examined how the ray of the primary star passed through the atmosphere of the 2nd and the 3rd planets which are moving in orbit.

The examination confirms that the two planets have thin air and are not gas planets. The air may contain a large amount of water, carbon dioxide, oxygen and nitrogen.

They were able to measure the mean temperature of each planet: 92 for the second planet, which is inconvenient place for life to live, and 41 for the third planet, which is more comfortable place for life to live. They are going to make a research of TRAPPIST-1 with “Hubble” and other telescopes in order to determine whether the planet is an environment suitable for birth of life.

According to the previous report, a group of scholars decoded a message discover on Mars.


Aug 22, 2016

Drastic changes on earth to start? Message from Jaicommeias from the Council of the Universe - Earth events anticipated to occur in the very near future August 9, 2016

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Drastic changes on earth to start? Message from Jaicommeias from the Council of the Universe - Earth events anticipated to occur in the very near future August 9, 2016
In an article dated August 5, I introduced channeling information from “Somaliasmeiyas, representative of space ship council of another universe beyond this universe” and conveyed that this person had disappeared. Today’s article is about information delivered by an alien named Jaicommeias from the Council of the Universe. I suppose that as Somaliasmeiyas disappeared, a new representative has been elected.
As far as I can judge from the contents and vibration of the information, newly elected Mr. Jaicommeias seems to be a very respectable person. Information from him is also trustworthy. However, earthlings cannot understand it unless explanation is given to some extent. The message says: “From July 27, 2016, the earth has been vibrating at the 5th dimensional frequency exiting from the 3rd dimensional vibration. The date is specified and it is possible to ascertain the truth. Examination shows that this date is the day when the veil surrounding the earth disintegrated on the causal plane level.
I examined this date in more detail. Goddess Tachibanano-himemiko (aka. Saotome) who is reincarnated as “Earth” is a “stellar deity” belonging to the “The 1st System 5th Level (184 D) of Stellar Deities” shown in the table of System of Heavenly World 10. Goddess Tachibanano-himemiko started to raise her evolutionary level of 185 at 2 a.m. on 27 (JST) and reached 186 at 4 a.m. This is the right meaning of the phrase that the Earth has been vibrating at the 5th dimensional frequency.
Earthlings who have prepared for ascension should reach the evolutionary level of 2. We consider that those who have reached less than 1.0 are vibrating at the 3rd dimensional frequency and those who have reached 1.0 are vibrating at the 4th dimensional frequency. Therefore, those who have reached 2.0 are considered to be “vibrating in tune with earth’s 5th dimensional frequency.”
Those who are flexible enough to accept such spiritual information and pure-hearted should reach 2.0 without exception. Such people will recognize that they can easily control feelings now.
However, not a few people, though good-natured, close their mind against information related to UFO, aliens or free energy. Such people hold a minority position but are vibrating at the old 3rd dimensional frequency.
If this information is correct, these people will shift from the existing Earth to another 3rd dimensional planet in the not far future. It is predicted that they will leave Earth for various reasons such as disasters.
The message mentions information about natural disasters we have to watch out for. With regard to Wobbling of the Earth axis, I’d like to explain as follows: I conveyed that  
the Great Central Sun goddess disappearedand an acting goddess was appointed as an acting goddess. This goddess Misakitakakunoboru-himemiko has newly become the central sun in our Milky Way Galaxy. My interpretation is that this would cause wobbling of the earth axis.
With regard to the second information, if such situation is expected, it can be said that we face a serious situation. However, as far as I observe Mr. Jaicommeias, he does not seem to tell a lie. His message seems to convey that drastic changes on Earth will finally start. I wonder how many people will be able to survive.

August 9, 2016
Masatoshi Takeshita

Shanti-phula has indicated some parts of the following text in black boldface type or in red letters.

Excerpt from a Japanese article: GFL Service – August 9, 2016 –

Jaicommeias from the Council of the Universe/ Earth events anticipated to occur in the very near future   August 9, 2016


Earth events anticipated to occur in the very near future
Jaicommeias/Council of the Universe
9 August, 2016
Chaneller:Taki Chino

I am Jaicommeiyas from the Council of the Universe which watches and controls of the events in all of the Universes. It is great pleasure for me to talk with you, lightworkers incarnated on the Earth.

The Earth is now just in the process of Ascension. From July 27, 2016, the Earth has been vibrating at the 5 th dimensional frequency exiting from the 3 rd dimensional vibration. This new vibration frequency is higher than the old one and those who still vibrate at the old frequency must be feeling discomfort. The period of this discomfort cannot be too long and these people will shift from the existing Earth to another 3 rd dimensional planet in the not far future.

However, you are requested to take note that the below following troublesome events might be caused in the very near future.

Wobbling of the Earth axis

During two days, August 19 and 20, 2016, wobbling of the Earth axis caused by the drawing forces among planets. The frequency of the wobbling will amount up to 20 times within two days. The magnitude of the wobbling will be 0.1degree within 10minutes. These events will happen not only once but several times until the end of October 2016.

0.1degree corresponds to 11Km on the Earth surface. This wobbling will be caused within 10 minutes. This means that the maximum additional surface speed reaches to 66Km/hour and not very slow. Particularly acceleration might be problematic. It would not be too dangerous and people would be able to keep balanced . The buildings during construction must be taken care not resulting in corruption. Human and animals could fall into panic.

2 Earth diameter expansion

After December 2016, expansion of the Earth diameter will proceed and large cracks will be formed on the Earth surface, with increasing volcanic activities and earthquakes.

During four months between April and August 2017, the diameter of the Earth will expand by as much as 12%. As a result, very big cracks will be formed on the Earth surface with accompanying big earthquakes and serious Tsunamis. Sea water will flow into these cracks dividing the continents into several lands. Roads and rails will be separated.

Aug 20, 2016

Message which superficially pretends to be from Light but actually has contents of absolute darkness – Idea of God’s chosen people under the name of ascension

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Message which superficially pretends to be from Light but actually has contents of absolute darkness – Idea of God’s chosen people under the name of ascension
In an article dated July 31, I conveyed that a “group of remnants of the Hierarchy which spiritually guided production of a series of video Alcyon Pleiades” would be executed. As I had warned, they were executed at 2100 hours on July 31.
The message introduced in this article is from a person announced as a representative of Space Ship Council of another universe beyond this universe. The message is different from the message of the second video I introduced on July 31 in that the length of time of perfect darkness is slightly shorter.
As a rule, I indicate correct information in red letters.  However, there is almost no correct information in this message. So I reluctantly have indicated in red letters the outline of this message you can understand.
The person who sent this message might seriously give such a warning to earthlings. When I focus my consciousness on the date slightly before he presumably sent this message, he seems to be an alien residing in the 3.1 D, whose evolutionary level is 4.0. However, he does not emit good vibrations because he is full of negative energy, which I immediately feel. This vibration can often be seen in power-oriented people in higher positions. As expected, this person and his group were destroyed at 2100 hours on August 3. Therefore, if you focus your consciousness on this message, targeting subsequent date, you will see you cannot feel physical vibration.
I always advise you to be careful about channeling information. It is wise not to be interested in it, if possible. However, those who have a strong interest in this kind of channeling information are likely to get involved in a very dangerous situation because they are often used as their collaborators. It is highly likely that those who are interested in such message that pretends to be from Light but actually has contents of absolute darkness, who are in tune with the vibrations of them, will have their souls disappear in some day as the above remnants of the Hierarchy did.
Reading the message carefully, you will understand that those who are sympathetic to such information accept that many people will be killed in disasters on the earth. And on top of that, some of them completely believe that they are sure to be saved. This egoism that I am special, namely, “idea of God’s chosen people” is the root of all evil I point out.

August 5, 2016
Masatoshi Takeshita

Shanti-phula has indicated some parts of the following text in black boldface type or in red letters.

Excerpt from a Japanese article: GFL Service – August 2, 2016 –

One and half a days of darkness
1 August, 2016

Space ship council of another universe beyond this universe
Representative: Somaliameiyas
Channeler: Taki Chino

Note: Wave frequency can be expressed by a formula, A×10. In this article the number N shall be called frequency index (FI).

On one day in the year 2016, 1.2million souls who are going to return to the cosmos will experience the Ascension. Vibration frequency, in another word, FI, of these souls will start to rise form 22O'clock on this day. The base frequency is 10~12 which has been reached on the 27th of July, 2016. This means that the Earth has ascended to the 5th dimension on this day. 36 hours later, the FI of the ascending souls will rise up to 10th dimension of which FI is 30.This is actually the Ascension. At the time when the FI reached 22, the body of the ascending soul will transform into the original humanoid form. Several days later, these souls will take a space ship to go to either home star, a space ship of special duty, or another planet in higher dimension.

It is to be noted that the vibration FI of the Earth will rise form 10~12 up to 13 at the same time. At this FI, not only the light from the sun, but also everything including the Earth itself and other matters on the Earth becomes invisible for the souls residing in the lower frequency with FI 3~7.

This situation will continue until around 9 O'clock of the third day during one and a half days. During this period, the periphery around the souls residing in the 3rd dimension with vibration of FI 3~7 will be in the perfect darkness. However those souls should be rest assured because the situation will become the same as it was before the start of the Ascension with full light and energy. During the time of the perfect darkness, not only the light from the sun but also the power form the power grid will not be available because of the difference of the dimensions. It is natural that the electrical and electronic equipment, except for those driven by batteries, cannot be used. It is very important to keep warming in the extremely cold area without using any power equipment including heaters, motors or fans. In addition, the automobiles of which vibration frequency is high will not be able to drive as well.

The souls who ascend on this date should leave from their families, friends and community members at 22O'clock for ever.

Approximately 800million souls with FI 11~18 will shift to the inner Earth within 2016.These souls will experience the same Earth as usual with enough light and energy even during this Ascension period. It can be said that the souls who experience the same Earth during this Ascension period will be the ones to shift to the inner Earth in the very near future changing the vibration frequency to that of the 5th dimension , FI 10 which corresponds to the frequency of the inner Earth.

The souls who reside in the 3rd dimension will shift the place to live to another 3rd dimensional planet other than the Earth by the summer of the year 2017.

Many souls will ask When will be the day of the Ascension? The most probable date will be the middle of October, 2016. However, please be minded that the anticipated date is always incorrect.

Anyway, please remember and prepare for the event that prefect darkness of one and a half days will surely come when no light and no energy is available.

Aug 19, 2016

Remnants of the Hierarchy belongs to a group which has spiritually guided production of video “Alcyon Pleiades” – Seemingly righteous video induces people to cause war on the subconscious level

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Remnants of the Hierarchy belongs to a group which has spiritually guided production of video “Alcyon Pleiades” – Seemingly righteous video induces people to cause war on the subconscious level
A group of remnants of the Hierarchy which had a plan to cause pole shift was executed at 2100 hours as I commented in yesterday’s article. Not all members of the group were executed. Survivors seem to have understood that I told the truth.
Another group will be executed at 2100 hours tonight. It is the group which spiritually guided to produce a series of videos on “Alcyon Pleiades” as I picked up below. The video released on December 11, 2012 was so ridiculous one, which predicted that natural disasters would occur on the date. I had always told in video lectures and others that the end of the Mayan calendar is a start of a new calendar and nothing would happen on the date. It is obvious whether the prediction of such absurd videos or my explanation was right.
A video above poses a problem because it intends to induce World War III. If I had produced a similar video, I should have not only warned against the current situation but simultaneously proposed how to avoid it.
Like this video, a video which unnecessarily stirs up people’s fear appears to accuse the current situation from the viewpoint of justice but it is actually designed to induce people to cause a war on the subconscious level.
In fact, these people are remnants of the Hierarchy and belong to a group of “Galactic Federation of Light.”  As is the case with those destroyed yesterday, they indirectly have assisted the Bush/Nazi camp. They have also assisted the European bankers, that is, the Rothschilds. They have induced people to cause World War III. The Syrian civil war and the refugee crisis in Europe are the result of their spiritual guide. Moreover, Bill Gates’ plan to reduce world population through vaccines is compiled by them.
Originally, such plan was guided by Master Jesus (Jesus Christ in the New Testament). He was not a devil when he was reincarnated as a hero in the New Testament, but he became a Satanist in subsequent incarnation and had kept on committing such wrongdoing until he was executed at 9 p.m. on May 17 (Fri.), 2013.
Those who are to be executed tonight were let know the fact but did not believe it. They have kept on carrying out such plan. Therefore, execution is unavoidable measure. They have known such information that is released on this blog. However, like many channelers, they never believed the information. However, they are scared to death because they saw another group of comrades executed and disappear on the exact time I had warned of.
It is too late for them to repent. Execution has been determined. Evil people are determined to be executed upon being judged that they would never change behavior though they are given grace.
The remaining other two groups of the Hierarchy belonged to the “(fake) Galactic Federation).  Cobra belongs to one of the two groups. The other group spiritually guides Mr. David Wilcock and others. There is nothing wrong with these groups for now. However, deities and aliens belonging to the true “Galactic Federation” always monitor their behavior.

July 31, 2016
Masatoshi Tekeshita

Shanti-phula has indicated some parts of the following text in black boldface type or in red letters

YouTube – July 25, 2016 –

Alcyon Pleiades 43 – Speical Edition: Nice attacks, Turkey Coup, Rio Olympics, Muhich, Brexit fraud

YouTube – December 11, 2012 –

Alcyon Pleiades Japanese (Part 1 of 3) – Origin Version

Aug 17, 2016

Remnants of the Hierarchy Plan to Destroy Earth by Causing Pole Shift

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Remnants of the Hierarchy Plan to Destroy Earth by Causing Pole Shift
Although I suppose that few Japanese believe in this ridiculous information, some people who are brainwashed by Christian eschatology will take it seriously.
The video below has been produced through spiritual guide of one of the four groups, in which a prophecy is released. It is something like delusion of destruction. They produce such video and release a prophecy with the intention to actually create a scheduled catastrophic situation with their own hands.
This prophecy is not unrelated to opening of the door to another dimension in a secret experiment by the CERN (European Organization of Nuclear Research). This group, which got involved in this experiment by CERN, and was about to seriously put into practice their agenda that not only humans but “more than 70 percent of living beings will be killed.”
The leadership of this group is supposedly a Master whose evolutionary level is 5.0. This must make you fully understand what scums people in the Hierarchy are. They are composed of the Masters who served Sanat Kumar (Lucifer) and their men (army group of devils). They have already been told that the Hierarchy had been destroyed. However, they don’t believe it.
They are the same as channelers never believe such information. I think that they never need to believe the information provided by Shanti-phula. However, it is quite another for them to devise a unbelievable conspiracy, which can be called a human extinction plan, and put it into action.
The door to another dimension opened by the CERN was ordered to be closed at 3 p.m. today and the door is close now. This has completely foiled their plan to make today “the last day” and they are in total confusion. All of them will be executed at 2100 hours tonight.
I suppose that another group will be executed tomorrow.

July 30, 2016
Masatoshi Takeshita

Shanti-phula has indicated some parts of the following text in black boldface type or in red letters.

English translation of an excerpt from a Japanese article: Interesting News Byokan SUNDAY – July 30, 2016 –

[Breaking news] Destruction of Planet to be Seen Today!? Pole Shift Causes the Whole Earth to be In the State of Microwave oven!

It is good news for all people who worry about what to do next week and for people who feel miserable about next week’s work or events. Surprisingly, the planet will reportedly be destroyed today.
The phenomenon which is set to occur today is “pole shift.” Putting it simply, it is reversal of the geomagnetic field. It will lead to the axial tile of the Earth, which will bring about various natural phenomena and more than 70 percent of living beings will be killed. In some cases, the whole earth will become in the state of microwave oven and livings beings cannot stand such heat and will die.
It is, of course, only believers that can survive.


(Reporter by Tamachan, Byokan writer)

Aug 15, 2016

If Emperor’s intention is respected, we have no choice but to approve abdication. – Abe administration’s schedule to amend the constitution has been thrown off.

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If Emperor’s intention is respected, we have no choice but to approve abdication. – Abe administration’s schedule to amend the constitution has been thrown off.
I’d like to praise NHK’s efforts only this time. NHK has repeatedly reported Emperor’s “intention to abdicate while he is alive” and gave an introductory comment that the Emperor would give a message which makes us how he truly feels although he would never directly use the expression of abdication due to constitutional restraints.
Today from 3 a.m. his Majesty’s message was broadcast. In his message, the Emperor makes a negative comment regarding reduction of official duty or establishment of a regent. If Emperor’s intention is respected, it appears that we have no choice but to approve abdication.
Since the Emperor has indicated his intention so clearly, the Abe administration would get confused because its schedule to amend the constitution has been totally thrown off.
I have found out a *tweet which simply summarizes the Emperor’s words using a few sentences.  I suppose that the comment hits the right nail on the nail.

August 8, 2016
Masatoshi Takeshita

*Tweet (translation from Twitter - https://twitter.com/xerespm/status/762531643403841537)
Summary of how the Emperor feels:(1)   Reduction of official duties is not real solution(2)   Placement of regent is not real solution(3)   Abdication upon the death of the Emperor places a heavy strain on the Imperial Family left behind.(4)   I don’t directly say anything because I’m told not to poke my nose into politics. “You should do something about it!”
The above is how the Emperor feels.

Shanti-phula has indicated some parts of the following text in black boldface in red letters.

Reprinted from Royal Household Agency Homepage – August 8, 2016 –

Message from his Majesty the Emperor


A major milestone year marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II has passed, and in two years we will be welcoming the 30th year of Heisei.
As I am now more than 80 years old and there are times when I feel various constraints such as in my physical fitness, in the last few years I have started to reflect on my years as the Emperor, and contemplate on my role and my duties as the Emperor in the days to come.
As we are in the midst of a rapidly aging society, I would like to talk to you today about what would be a desirable role of the Emperor in a time when the Emperor, too, becomes advanced in age. While, being in the position of the Emperor, I must refrain from making any specific comments on the existing Imperial system, I would like to tell you what I, as an individual, have been thinking about.

Ever since my accession to the throne, I have carried out the acts of the Emperor in matters of state, and at the same time I have spent my days searching for and contemplating on what is the desirable role of the Emperor, who is designated to be the symbol of the State by the Constitution of Japan. As one who has inherited a long tradition, I have always felt a deep sense of responsibility to protect this tradition. At the same time, in a nation and in a world which are constantly changing, I have continued to think to this day about how the Japanese Imperial Family can put its traditions to good use in the present age and be an active and inherent part of society, responding to the expectations of the people.

It was some years ago, after my two surgeries that I began to feel a decline in my fitness level because of my advancing age, and I started to think about the pending future, how I should conduct myself should it become difficult for me to carry out my heavy duties in the way I have been doing, and what would be best for the country, for the people, and also for the Imperial Family members who will follow after me. I am already 80 years old, and fortunately I am now in good health. However, when I consider that my fitness level is gradually declining, I am worried that it may become difficult for me to carry out my duties as the symbol of the State with my whole being as I have done until now.

I ascended to the throne approximately 28 years ago, and during these years, I have spent my days together with the people of Japan, sharing much of the joys as well as the sorrows that have happened in our country. I have considered that the first and foremost duty of the Emperor is to pray for peace and happiness of all the people. At the same time, I also believe that in some cases it is essential to stand by the people, listen to their voices, and be close to them in their thoughts. In order to carry out the duties of the Emperor as the symbol of the State and as a symbol of the unity of the people, the Emperor needs to seek from the people their understanding on the role of the symbol of the State. I think that likewise, there is need for the Emperor to have a deep awareness of his own role as the Emperor, deep understanding of the people, and willingness to nurture within himself the awareness of being with the people. In this regard, I have felt that my travels to various places throughout Japan, in particular, to remote places and islands, are important acts of the Emperor as the symbol of the State and I have carried them out in that spirit. In my travels throughout the country, which I have made together with the Empress, including the time when I was Crown Prince, I was made aware that wherever I went there were thousands of citizens who love their local community and with quiet dedication continue to support their community. With this awareness I was able to carry out the most important duties of the Emperor, to always think of the people and pray for the people, with deep respect and love for the people. That, I feel, has been a great blessing.

In coping with the aging of the Emperor, I think it is not possible to continue reducing perpetually the Emperor’s acts in matters of state and his duties as the symbol of the State. A Regency may be established to act in the place of the Emperor when the Emperor cannot fulfill his duties for reasons such as he is not yet of age or he is seriously ill. Even in such cases, however, it does not change the fact that the Emperor continues to be the Emperor till the end of his life, even though he is unable to fully carry out his duties as the Emperor.
When the Emperor has ill health and his condition becomes serious, I am concerned that, as we have seen in the past, society comes to a standstill and people’s lives are impacted in various ways. The practice in the Imperial Family has been that the death of the Emperor called for events of heavy mourning, continuing every day for two months, followed by funeral events which continue for one year. These various events occur simultaneously with events related to the new era, placing a very heavy strain on those involved in the events, in particular, the family left behind. It occurs to me from time to time to wonder whether it is possible to prevent such a situation.

As I said in the beginning, under the Constitution, the Emperor does not have powers related to government. Even under such circumstances, it is my hope that by thoroughly reflecting on our country’s long history of emperors, the Imperial Family can continue to be with the people at all times and can work together with the people to build the future of our country, and that the duties of the Emperor as the symbol of the State can continue steadily without a break. With this earnest wish, I have decided to make my thoughts known.

I sincerely hope for your understanding.