As the Supreme Command of Allied Powers met in order to discuss the Zaibatsu forces’ role in both economical and political spheres, delegates disagreed on many issues.
The Zaibatsu forces are comprised of several business companies which have a strong influence on the Japanese Empire. While many supported forces like the Civil Intelligence Section for their strong influence on Japanese culture, others remained skeptical of their domination over the economy. In other words, they said the forces must cede some of the lands they possess to farmers, and share their benefits. On top of that, the Legal Section stated that ” the social perspectives have not been addressed yet”. According to one delegate, even though they play a key role in the Japanese society, they are socially unfair, do not respect civil rights, and exploit workers.
Just as the Allied Powers were arguing, representatives AND CEOs of the main Zaibatsu conglomerates in Shikoku entered into the committee, announcing they have taken the islands under their control. This way, they declared the independency of the smallest Japanese Island and clearly threatened the Allied Powers, saying “they were messing with the wrong people”.