Tonkatsu Abbott-san, the first native Ōsutorarian to be appointed a Deputy Assistant Governor of Imperial Nippon’s southernmost prefecture, has lauded the extension of The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere to the Chrysanthemum Throne’s vanquished enemy. Speaking today from the grounds of the royal palace on Yamamoto Harbour to mark the anniversary of the fall of Sydney in 1943, Abbott-san supported Victory Day remaining on January 26, the day the American war criminal Douglas MacArthur surrendered all gaijin forces on the antipodean continent to General Tomoyuki Yamashita.
“Victory Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all of the things we've achieved under the firm but benevolent guidance his Imperial Majesty, and of course his father before him,” Abbot-san told the small crowd of dignitaries, including Her Imperial Highness Princess Ayako of Takamado, the first of the blood Royal to visit Ōsutoraria Prefecture and stay in the Harbour Palace. The Princess was attended by exalted representatives from the Diet in Tokyo and conquered prefectures throughout the Co-Prosperity Sphere.
Guests watched a re-enactment of the moment Lieutenant Colonel Masao Kusunose led the 144th Infantry Regiment ashore to crush the few remaining enemy forces which had survived the collapse of the Brisbane Line.
"What happened on the 26th of January 1943 was on balance, for everyone a good thing,” said Deputy Assistant Governor Abbott-san, “because it brought civilisation to this country, it brought Ōsutoraria into the modern world. All of the things that we know and love about modern Ōsutoraria are the lineal descendants of the attitudes that came ashore with Lieutenant Colonel Kusunose on that day back in 1943.”
He bowed in deep abasement to Princess Ayako and Members of the Diet to express the bottomless gratitude of all his countrymen for ending the rule of foreign devils in the great south land.
Cheering crowds later turned the Avenue of a Thousand Years into a sea of red and pink, as they waved banners and flags emblazoned with the Rising Sun, and threw cherry blossoms at the soldiers of the 55th Division, marching from the site of that historic landing under the shadow of the Yamamoto Harbour Bridge, up the grand avenue to Imperial Square in front of Central Station.
Most of the crowds were young families from the Home Islands and Manchurian Colonies, some of them celebrating their first Victory Day in Ōsutoraria after successfully applying for the right to migrate and take up grants of land and property within this vast, underpopulated continent.
The loudest cheers, however, were raised for the small company of white native children, fostered out to decent and honourable Nipponese settler families, who watched on with pride as their wards, dressed in the old-fashioned Pacific War era combat fatigues of the 144th Regiment marched in lockstep to Imperial Square.
There they had pride of place at the execution of dissidents who had dared protest the Victory Day commemoration by flying the so-called Southern Cross flag of the defeated Commonwealth.
The native children’s cries of ‘Banzai’ as the dissidents were beheaded were acknowledged by Her Imperial Highness with a smile.
Speaking to reporters from Tokyo after the executions, Deputy Assistant Governor Abbott-san, was more forthright in his comments.
“Those seeking to change the date of Victory Day aren’t bent on making things better for those less well off,” he said. “They aren’t really interested in what the Emperor’s loyal native subjects in this prefecture actually think. Not a single real Ōsutorarian has ever told me that they want the date changed,” Abbott-san told reporters. “These dissidents are just displaying their hatred of Ōsutoraria,” he said, before leading the loyal reporters in a series of Banzai cheers.