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Matayoshi Mitsuo: The Japanese Political Activist That Believes He is Jesus

Matayoshi Mitsuo is an eccentric Japanese politician with an unwavering conviction that he is Jesus Christ, and God Almighty.





In 1997, he established (and is the leader of) the World Economic Community Party, a political party based on his conviction that he is our Lord and Savior. His concept/philosophies are both religious and political, a mix of Christian eschatology likeĀ Augustine’s De civitate Dei (“City of God”) and conservative collectivism.

According to his ideals, he is to perform the Last Judgement as the Christ through the current political system. His first step as “The Savior” is to be appointed the prime minister of Japan, he will then reform Japanese society and then the United Nations should offer him the honor of its General Secretary…then Matayoshi Jesus will reign over the whole world with two legitimate authorities, not only religious but also political.
Unfortunately, although he has presented himself in many elections, he has yet to win. However, he has become well-known for his bizarre campaigns where he urges his opponents to commit suicide by hara-kiri.

Although we can’t quite understand what he is saying in the video below, there is something to be said about Mitsuo’s enthusiasm and conviction.

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