In 1940, Japan was into its third year of war with China, and relations with the United States were deteriorating. But in that year, the Japanese also commemorated the 2, 600th anniversary of the founding of the Empire of Japan.One featured examples from elementary school students and the other from middle school students. ... The essays provide a window into how colonial subjects were inducted into the civil religion of Japan. ... story, among other careful, measured displays of resistance, devises a ploy to foil the sixth-grade play that was to be staged, flawlessly of course, in honor of the birthday of Crown Prince Akihito (b.
|Title||:||Imperial Japan at Its Zenith|
|Author||:||Kenneth James Ruoff|
|Publisher||:||Cornell University Press - 2010|