He explained that there were three main reasons that he believes that the constitution and Article 9 especially should be reformed. His first point was that the constitution was created by the American occupation forces, and that it does not really match with Japanese society. Second, is that within the 60 years of its creation, time has changed. In order to receive that change the constitution should be reformed as time goes on which it meets the criteria of its time period, and not in the past. Lastly, former PM Abe stated that the constitution of Japan should be created the people and the government of Japan, since they are now responsible for the government and not the
The “Horserider Theory” formed by Egami Namio in 1949 has caused much controversy amongst a majority of Japanese academics. This is so because it suggests Japanese racial impurity and that early Japanese society was heavily influenced by Korean outsiders who conquered and invaded Japan during the late fourth century to the early fifth century. Opposition to the “Horserider Theory” cites the lack of archaeological evidence and the misinterpretation by Egami of historical literary records in order to refute the theory. However, Western scholars of premodern Japanese history, as well as more liberal ethnic Japanese historians, support the theory (Edwards 265-266). The “Horserider Theory” is accurate because of corresponding archeological and literary
Fukuzawa states, “The national structure of a nation is not something immutable. It is subject to considerable change.” Fukuzawa believes that advancing civilization takes time. As he continues, western civilization seems to just be a goal of Japan and not of Asia, even though the title of chapter two is “Western Civilization as our Goal.” It is selfish of Fukuzawa to group Asia together as one identity. “Besides, civilization is not a dead thing it is something vital and advancing.” This is a huge contrast from the idea he has in “Goodbye Asia” where he emphasizes that China and Korea should already be as advanced as Japan. Fukuzawa explains his idea of civilization through different processes and does not hint at any imperialism and only using the west as an example.
Previously, material concerning Japanese American Interment has been highlighted and even accentuated. Examples, such as Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and No-No Boy by John Okada, as well as secondary material from historians like John Dower, emphasize just how absent stories and material concerning German and Italian American internment have been from history books. This paper will aim to bring to light just significant accounts from German and Italian Americans who were present in these internment camps on an level playing field compared to material that accentuates the Japanese American side of the story. While it would be wrong to propose that internment towards any one group was worse than the other, the thesis of this paper claims that while many Americans believed they were fighting the “Good War” against Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Imperial Japan, many Americans were paradoxically discriminating on all three of these ethnic groups through the process of internment. This contradiction in American thought undermines the
In the very beginning of the movie, William says how difficult it is to believe his father, but the story is still factual: “In tellin' the story of my father's life, it's impossible to separate fact from fiction, the man from the myth. The best I can do is tell it the way he told me. It doesn't always make sense and most of it never happened... but that's what kinda story this is”
They removed the American and used only the Japanese of the term to “protection against espionage and against sabotage.” They say they are a “danger” because of what their “ancestors did. The families of those whole actually were a threat to Americans may not have been even related except that they were both
The Chinese film Devils on the Doorstep directed by Jiang Wen is a quintessential example of postmodern humor and the use of satire to point out political issue. Wen essentially takes the traumatic events of WWII between Japan and China and turns them into dark jokes. The film seems to propagate stereotypes throughout the film like Chinese referring to Japanese as devils and saying that they sound angry all the time and Japanese people referring to Chinese as simpletons. However, it then downplays Chinese, Japanese social tension in scenes like the interrogation of Dong and Hanaya take tragic events like Japanese killing and
I looked him straight in the eye…” and later Will is clarifying to his wife, Josephine the truth about his father 's stories, “It doesn’t always make sense, and most of it never happened”. Edward wants to feel understood so he exaggerates his stories so his son Will interprets them to be not true. Unlike Edward, Santiago tells his stories with the truth proving that people tell stories with different perspective to feel
Building up to the mid 1940s, Japan’s resentment towards western civilizations grew in response to their forced trade relationships. After militarily taking over parts of China, Japan decided to strike the United States before they could respond to Japan’s belligerence. With the attack of Pearl Harbor, Japan pushed the United States to officially join the Second World War. Fear from the attack towards the Japanese and existing racism lead to the internment of the Japanese citizens of North America, which led to hostile relations between those of the Japanese and the Americans. Pearl Harbor created an overwhelming fear amongst the citizens of America of the Japanese.
The film continued to convey untrue information as the story progressed. Soon after Algren agreed to aid the Emperor in training the Imperial Army, he left for Japan. The second scene filmed in Japan was of Captain Nathan Algren meeting the Emperor (Source 2). The first notable inaccuracy in this scene was the age of the Imperial Lord. The actor appears to be eighteen or nineteen years old.