Pacifism in Japan: The Christian and Socialist Tradition

Pacifism in Japan includes 8 essays which deal, between different issues, with such remarkable figures as Uchimura Kanzo and Kagawa Toyohiko. it's a major contribution to the certainty of the pacifist culture in Japan and indicates its improvement because the finish of the 19th century. will probably be of curiosity not just to the expert in jap reports, but in addition to these focused on conflict and peace within the sleek global.

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Howes, John F. , 1924JX1961. J3P32 327'. 172'0952 C77-002111-5 ISBN 0-7748-0072-0 (cloth) 0-7748-0088-7 (paper) published in Japan This e-book has been released with the aid of a supply from the japanese Ministry of schooling; a furnish from the collage of Toronto-York collage Joint Centre on glossy East Asia; and a supply from the President's Committee on jap experiences, the collage of British Columbia, utilizing money supplied by means of the Japan origin. This web page deliberately left clean Contents Foreword ROBERT N. BELLAH battle and Peace in sleek Japan Preface jap own Names individuals Acknowledgments 1. creation: The surroundings for Japan's Pacifism 2. Kitamura Tōkoku: His Pursuit of Freedom and international Peace NOBUYA BAMBA three. Kinoshita Naoe: Pacifism and spiritual Withdrawal TAKESHI NISHIDA four. Uchimura Kanzō: The Bible and conflict JOHN F. HOWES five. Kōtoku Shusui: His Socialism and Pacifism MASAMICHI ASUKAI 6. Abe Isoo: The software guy CYRIL H. POWLES 7. Kagawa Toyohiko: A Pacifist? YUZO OTA eight. Yanaihara Tadao: Disciple of Uchimura ????? ??? ?????? ????? ????? ?????? nine. Tabata Shinobu: Defender of the Peace structure KATSUMI UEDA 10. end: eastern Society and the Pacifist Notes Index ?? xii xiii xv ???? ??? 1 35 sixty seven ninety one 123 143 169 ??? 221 251 ??? ??? This web page deliberately left clean Foreword some of the most widespread questions that i'm requested via anyone who has realized that i'm a scholar of Japan is whether or not the japanese will back turn into an army danger, no matter if the "Japanese militarists" will back develop into robust. Over thirty years after the top of global struggle II the relationship of Japan and competitive conflict continues to be powerful within the Western brain. to ensure, videos, either samurai and international battle II classic, foster such a picture within the public mind's eye. however the background of recent Japan is to a wide volume an army heritage and the query is much from silly. but my resolution, whereas wary, in view that i don't think any folks can see very a ways forward, is mostly reassuring. Few experts this day may are expecting an army resurgence in Japan. there are various purposes for such optimism. One is the devastating adventure of worldwide battle II that became a complete new release of jap deeply opposed to battle. yet while thoughts of the final struggle fade, present purposes opposed to eastern involvement in battle are compelling. No kingdom is extra susceptible to nuclear assault than Japan. or 3 good positioned hydrogen bombs may perhaps successfully cripple the rustic. monstrous continental states can calculate the losses after a nuclear strike. Japan can't have the funds for to. additional, Japan's postwar prosperity depends upon an unlimited community of peaceable alternate relationships. No kingdom has a better stake in a calm overseas order than Japan. although aim components favoring a relaxed stance are compelling, it'd be a mistake to disregard the significance of pacifist concept in postwar Japan. regardless of the real historical past of the 1947 structure, the very fact continues to be that it did resign battle as an software of nationwide coverage and that Japan is the one nice energy to have performed so.

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