How the " Holy War " was Launched It is my contention that the " Fifteen Years
War " ( 1 ) which was fought as a " holy war , " beginning with the Manchurian
Incident of 1931 and ending with Japan's defeat in 1945 , has not as yet been
Author: United States. Office of War InformationPublish On: 1945
GEA " CONCEPT NOT ABANDONED : In the hour of def cat , Japanese
propagandists are busy bolstering the fiction that Japan's " holy GEA war " was
interested primarily in the welfare of Asia . The same lines vihich Tokyo has
Author: United States. Department of StatePublish On: 1943
might well be that , in the language of the Japanese Government relating to the
Nine Power Treaty , the gasoline understanding has become ... The purpose of Japan's Holy War is clear : it is the establishment of a new order in East Asia .
Author: United States. Dept. of StatePublish On: 1943
might well be that, in the language of the Japanese Government relating to the
Nine Power Treaty, the gasoline understanding has become ... The purpose of Japan's Holy War is clear: it is the establishment of a new order in East Asia.
Author: Sigal Ben-Rafael GalantiPublish On: 2020-12-04
Following World War I, Japan's democratization gradually accelerated, to the
point that the 1920s is sometimes termed the Taishō ... It was expected to support Japan's “holy war” in Asia, allegedly aiming to set it free of Western imperialism.
Author: Sigal Ben-Rafael Galanti
Publisher: Lexington Books
In Visions of Democracy and Peace in Occupied Japan, Sigal Ben-Rafael Galanti examines American occupation of Japan during World War II and the evolution of Japan’s political parties to highlight the country’s struggles for a democratic and peaceful “Japanese Japan.” Using a dynamic analysis approach, Galanti examines the pre-war, pro-democratic ideals and legacies that built Japan’s political parties and the parties’ evolving views on regime matters, socioeconomic structure, international relations, and security both during and after the country’s occupation by American forces.
In fact , the reason why NISHIDA cautioned against the war is his opposition to an
imperialistic war . Such a war would be a contradiction of the Japanese Imperial
Way , the “ Holy War ” that he idealized . Of course we might think that his ideal ...
verence has sensebes Japanese in the Japanese press as a ' Holy War . ' Many
sections of the people have genuinely felt and believed it to be a ' Holy War . It
may be asked whether the Japanese are a religious people . None who has ...
Gulf War Raises Questions About Japan's International Contribution By Yoshiro
Kurisaka Society JAPAN HEADS TOWARD ... Hussein's declaration of a holy war
reminds Japanese of my generation of the Pacific War , which the Japanese ...
The Mikado now proposed to make a pilgrimage with the Shogun to the temple of
the war god Hachiman , where he should deliver to him Ojin ' s sword , to use in
the holy war of driving out the miserable " barbarians . ” But the Shogun feigned ...
Support for such a statement can be found in the fact that from childhood the Japanese are taught that attitudes and usages connected with the shrines of
Shinto are vitally related to good citizenship. To be a worthy subject of the realm
Author: Walter Skya
Publisher: Duke University Press
Japan’s Holy War reveals how a radical religious ideology drove the Japanese to imperial expansion and global war. Bringing to light a wealth of new information, Walter A. Skya demonstrates that whatever other motives the Japanese had for waging war in Asia and the Pacific, for many the war was the fulfillment of a religious mandate. In the early twentieth century, a fervent nationalism developed within State Shintō. This ultranationalism gained widespread military and public support and led to rampant terrorism; between 1921 and 1936 three serving and two former prime ministers were assassinated. Shintō ultranationalist societies fomented a discourse calling for the abolition of parliamentary government and unlimited Japanese expansion. Skya documents a transformation in the ideology of State Shintō in the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth. He shows that within the religion, support for the German-inspired theory of constitutional monarchy that had underpinned the Meiji Constitution gave way to a theory of absolute monarchy advocated by the constitutional scholar Hozumi Yatsuka in the late 1890s. That, in turn, was superseded by a totalitarian ideology centered on the emperor: an ideology advanced by the political theorists Uesugi Shinkichi and Kakehi Katsuhiko in the 1910s and 1920s. Examining the connections between various forms of Shintō nationalism and the state, Skya demonstrates that where the Meiji oligarchs had constructed a quasi-religious, quasi-secular state, Hozumi Yatsuka desired a traditional theocratic state. Uesugi Shinkichi and Kakehi Katsuhiko went further, encouraging radical, militant forms of extreme religious nationalism. Skya suggests that the creeping democracy and secularization of Japan’s political order in the early twentieth century were the principal causes of the terrorism of the 1930s, which ultimately led to a holy war against Western civilization.
As a result , only a trifling 0.039 per cent of Japanese junior high schools used
the society's history textbook ( p . ... the seven war criminals ( Kō - A Kannon ) ;
the Great Monument to the Holy War in Greater East Asia ( Daito - A Seisen no
Taihi ) ...
It read ::" Ever since the Japanese started the undeclared war seven months ago
, at least half of China's educational institutions , from million - dollar foreign -
subsidized universities to ... The fight that China is waging with Japan is a holy war .
One writer informed Saitô that the goal of the war was to eliminate all traces of the
power of the English in China . A few letters even sought to instruct Saito on how
to carry out a holy war , as one proposing that : “ We Japanese should have the ...
After World War II , Professor Masao Maruyama , delving back into the records of
the Tokyo War Crimes Trials , recalled the unflattering testimony of General Jiro
Minami , who , upon being asked why Japan spoke of a “ Holy War , ” replied ...
There are some people who think that the exports to China will naturally increase
after constructing a new central government in China where Japan is fighting for
a holy war and making a new relationship with Japan and Manchukuo .
The Japanese subjects do whatever the Emperor wishes , willingly and
spontaneously . “ We must be ... The holy war of Japan would not end until its
goal is achieved , although it has to encounter with many hardships on its way . Japan is the ...
We must use new tactics to resist Japan's old tactics thereby becoming victorious
over her . Ours is the revolutionary army , and Japan's is the anti - revolutionary
army . We fight for selfdefence and for justice . Such war is a holy war , and a holy
She is a most graceful exponent Japanese and foreigners have considerably
increased , Thabanchu . The country around Thabanof the ... The Foreign Office
in London to an application Mohammedan banner for a holy war . Senussi's
Russia also claimed hers was a war of white superiority against yellow peril . A11
of Britain laughed at this " holy war . " See for example Ibid and Ivanovich , " The
Russo - Japanese War and the yellow peril , " in The Contemporary Review ...
statement made in Japanese and distributed at the inaugural meeting of the "
Association to Repay the Heroic Spirits ( of ... 28 Questions of “ genuine holiness
” aside , Mumon clearly persisted in his belief in Japan ' s holy war even into the ...
Author: Daizen Victoria
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
A compelling history of the contradictory, often militaristic, role of Zen Buddhism, this book meticulously documents the close and previously unknown support of a supposedly peaceful religion for Japanese militarism throughout World War II. Drawing on the writings and speeches of leading Zen masters and scholars, Brian Victoria shows that Zen served as a powerful foundation for the fanatical and suicidal spirit displayed by the imperial Japanese military. At the same time, the author recounts the dramatic and tragic stories of the handful of Buddhist organizations and individuals that dared to oppose Japan's march to war. He follows this history up through recent apologies by several Zen sects for their support of the war and the way support for militarism was transformed into 'corporate Zen' in postwar Japan. The second edition includes a substantive new chapter on the roots of Zen militarism and an epilogue that explores the potentially volatile mix of religion and war. With the increasing interest in Buddhism in the West, this book is as timely as it is certain to be controversial.