Pacifism in Japan comprises 8 essays which deal, between different issues, with such impressive figures as Uchimura Kanzo and Kagawa Toyohiko. it really is a huge contribution to the knowledge of the pacifist culture in Japan and exhibits its improvement because the finish of the 19th century. it is going to be of curiosity not just to the professional in eastern stories, but in addition to these focused on conflict and peace within the sleek global.
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Yanaihara Tadao helped reform the University of Tokyo in the spirit of the Constitution and wrote widely on the responsibilitities associated with democracy, while Tabata Shinobu led in the development of a logical defence of the peace clause. They worked in a nation where the position of the early socialists in Meiji was thus reversed. Under the old Constitution, the individual enjoyed few freedoms, and the advocacy of pacifism brought quick reprisal. The new Japanese Constitution guaranteed the Japanese as many freedoms as any people in the world and enshrined pacifism as national policy.
They will spoil, for the first time, that "glorious history of heavenly protection" of which the Japanese have long been boastful. This is not because of the strong power of the enemy, but because of God's hand moving upon her. In the same way, in ancient days, both Assyria and Babylonia were used as God's rod. It is not the Pacific fleet nor the powerful air force of the U. S. A. but God Himself of whom we should be fearful. Whenever we betray God's trust and love, we may expect to receive His severe punishment (pp.
If the Chinese co-operated, integration within the international communty would best serve Japan's economic interests. It the Chinese would not co-operate, active intervention would keep other foreigners out and secure China's raw materials and markets for Japan. The deepening world depression of the late twenties lent additional urgency to Japanese concerns. By 1930, the price of the two staple farm crops, rice and silk, had fallen to disastrous levels. Numerous persons in the countryside faced Introduction'.