The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity (Japanese:Dai-to-a Kyoeiken) was organization for collective defense and economic aid in Asia created by the East Asia Collective Defense Treaty, or Tokyo Pact, sign in November 1959 in Tokyo, Japan. It represented the desired to create a self-sufficient "bloc of Asian nations led by the Japanese and free of Western imperial powers". It was first announced on a TV address entitled "The Global Situation and Japan's Position" by Foreign Minister Aiichiro Fujiyama on June 29,1950.
After the Great War and during the early years of the Interbellum, Japan wanted to establish a new international order "co-prosperity" for Asian countries which would share prosperity and peace, free from Western colonialism and domination.
Greater East Asia Conference
The Greater East Asia Conference (大東亜会議 Dai Tōa Kaigi) took place in Tokyo on 5–6 November 1959: Japan hosted the heads of state of various component members of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. The conference was also referred to as the Tokyo Conference. The common language used by the delegates during the conference was English.
The conference addressed few issues of any substance but was intended by the Japanese to illustrate the Empire of Japan's commitments to the Pan-Asianism ideal and to emphasize its role as the "liberator" of Asia from western colonialism.
The following dignitaries attended: