Freedom in Asia is a major factor influencing global geopolitical conflict. If not defended, freedom will be lost. As President Reagan once said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
The Chinese Communist Party has expanded its quasi-colonial economic policy through the One Belt, One Road initiative. Taking advantage of the chaos during the 2020 U.S. presidential election, China announced it is preparing for war and, based on its military activities, appears to have its eyes on both Taiwan and the Senkaku Islands. It is highly likely that local conflicts will occur throughout the Indo-Pacific region in the near future, making it essential for Japan in particular to raise awareness of the importance of a strong national defense. Japan is being pressured both internally and externally to decide and make clear what its values are. Will Japan, the United States, Australia, and India actively lead the world toward freedom and democracy? Or will they instead accept a world dominated by totalitarian regimes like China and North Korea, where there is no recognition of human rights and freedom of speech? The time has come to choose what path to take going forward.
The APCU (The Asia Pacific Conservative Union) was founded in 2018 as a medium for mutual cooperation between conservative organizations from nations that share the values of freedom and democracy in the Asia-Pacific region. Its headquarters are in Taiwan, one of the most politically significant locations in Asia.
APCU’s activities seek to complement existing government initiatives on the civic level. Specifically, we hope to complement the Blue Dot Network initiative led by the United States, Australia, and Japan, as well as the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, which adds India to the three aforementioned countries.
Currently, we are working with individuals in the United States, South Korea, Taiwan, India, Brazil, Australia, and Mongolia. Member organizations from each country are in contact with each other to help and encourage each other as they advocate for freedom and democracy.
Currently, APCU’s activities include denouncing threats to democracy and the CCP’s expanding influence through China’s predatory economic policies.
Board meetings for the purpose of exchanging opinions and ideas are also held between Tokyo, Japan, Washington, D.C., USA, and Seoul, South Korea.
APCU has the ambitious goal of creating a framework for true international cooperation centered on shared values. Currently, international organizations like the United Nations are heavily influenced by totalitarian regimes. As a result, the UN has done little to condemn or stop the crackdowns in Hong Kong, the genocide of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang, and the censorship of information from Wuhan regarding COVID-19. It has become an organization that bends to the will of totalitarian regimes and as such needs to be replaced.
Therefore, APCU’s activities are not limited to the Asia-Pacific region. We hope to expand and build networks in Europe, South America, Africa, and the Middle East with the long-term goal of establishing a World Conservative Union. We work to defend freedom, democracy and to ensure continued global prosperity.
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Chairman of the Japanese Conservative Union (JCU). He has also served as an advisor to the Republican National Committee (RNC) in the past. In 2015, he founded JCU as the counterpart to the American Conservative Union (ACU). In March 2016 before Trump became the Republican nominee, he published a book titled The Trump Revolution in support of Trump despite vocal objections from people around him. Together with the Japanese language version of Clinton Cash published in February 2016 (Jay serving as the Editorial Supervisor), his books have achieved first place in the bestseller rankings on Amazon Japan. After President Trump was elected, the phrase "Trump Revolution" which he coined became widely used among conservatives. He also supervised the Japanese language edition of the book Trump’s America: The Truth about our Nation’s Great Comeback (2018, Sankei Shimbun Publications Inc.).