“The grassroots conservative movement” of the 1990s and the recent “NET-UYOKU” are actively accepting the conservatives, right-wing rhetoric and narrative associated with subculture as the driving forces of social movements. Yoshinori Kobayashi has successfully visualized the feelings and views of the right by using cartoons. Kobayashi focuses on the problems revealed in the diplomatic direction of Korea, China, and Japan and the public sentiment today, and seeks to find a clue for the settlement in Toyama and Gen yōsha after Meiji Restoration through the Daitoaron. Since the Sensōron, Kobayashi’s problem consciousness has always been in the question of “loss of public concern”, so his work that leads to Daitoaron is consistent. In other words, he pointed out that the excessive emphasis on individual in the space of post-war democracy brought about a lack of “public concern” in his previous work, symbolizing the Kamikaze Special Forces during the Second World War II. At a time when NET-UYOKU and conservative media are talking about national interests and anti-Japanese activities, analysis of the situation in his work shows that the “nation” is destroying the “public”. Kobayashi, in his book Daitoaron, demonstrated the link between the realization of an Asian royal statesmanship, Pan-Asianism and the Civil Rights Movement, with the focus on Gen yōsha. This is a reaction to the anti-foreignist trend that appears in the political groups and NET-UYOKU that currently lead Japan. And it intends to spread the forgotten history of the recent debate on constitutional amendment to the public. Both the pre-war Meiji Constitution and the post-war Constitution of Japan share the limitations of the constitution, which has been granted by the Top. He wanted to highlight the people with sovereignty by portraying the Japanese people in the early Meiji period who wanted to actively participate in the constitutional amendment.
Ⅱ. 시바사관의 극복 혹은 변주
Ⅲ. ‘공(公)’을 위한 ‘국가’와의 싸움