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7/16/2009

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10/18/2005

My Tradition’s Bigger Than Your Tradition

Filed under: — Jonathan Dresner @ 8:30 pm Print
In an argument about Japanese-American draft-resistor internees during WWII, Eric Muller wrote
in my book I argue that vocal and visible protest of government orders are more distinctive facets of American popular culture than of Japanese popular culture. (I do not suggest that protest is absent from Japanese tradition, or that compliance is absent from American tradition; I simply maintain that as a comparative matter, vocal public protest has a stronger American lineage than Japanese.) Do you [ed.: Ken Masugi] see this as true? If you think it false, would you share with us prominent examples of the protest tradition in Japanese culture that match the Boston Tea Party, "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death," the National Woman's Party, lunch counter protests and civil rights sit-ins, the Stonewall riots, the Wounded Knee protest, etc. etc. etc.
To be honest, I'm on Eric Muller's side of this debate, but this passage rankled somewhat. Perhaps it's my background in social history, my early exposure to Mikiso Hane (even before I found out that my wife knew him) or just my contrarian, blogger-nature, but I can't just let it stand. First, there's the comparative history aspect: I can't think of any other national history that has such a distinguished tradition of civil political protest: perhaps the English? The French get too revolutionary too easily. Ghandian India, or pre-1990 South Africa perhaps? In the last twenty years or so, the ubiquity of marches and demonstrations has taken some of the edge off, though if you limit the field to "events critiquing one's own rulers" then you've a much smaller data set. Whether it rises to the level of a "tradition" in that exceptionalist American self-congratulatory sense is another question: I'm not sure that Muller's list couldn't be dismissed as "prominent examples" in contrast to a fairly conservative and gradualist tradition only recently challenged by strong civil rights movements. There are, as Muller concedes "prominent examples of dissent in Japanese history." Some would argue that there's more than that: from the peasant uprisings of the Tokugawa era to the rice riots of 1919, demo against the Security Treaty, the lawsuits of Minamata, individual acts of self-destruction, literary and cultural satire, and speaker trucks, I think that there is a reasonably strong strain of public self-criticism and scolding, particularly given an environment of repression which (at most times in the last century and a half) goes well beyond that which has existed in the US, even during its colonial era. What do you think? Non Sequitur: Sumo Wrestlers in New York [registration required]. Wait, actually, it's S.U.M.O., and the organizers swear it's unscripted....

9/17/2005

Who’s On Top?

Filed under: — Jonathan Dresner @ 4:44 am Print
This came across the H-Japan wires, and I was intrigued by both the project itself and the immense time-wasting potential of listmaking, so I wrote to Ms. Kim and got some clarifications, and now I'm ready to putter furiously....
From: "Linda J. Kim" [l_jkim at yahoo dot com] Dear Japanese History Professors, As some of you may know, I am a graduate student researching Japanese elites during the 19th century (and eventually the 20th century). I am requesting nominations of who you think belong in this top ten list of influential political leaders [from her e-mail: "We are using C. Wright Mill's concept of the power elite, which comprises corporate, miitary, and political leaders"; I may go ahead and throw in a cultural figure or two, if they had substantial influence] during the periods of:
  • 1840-1860
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  • 1880-1900
  • 1900-1920
I recognize these are crude time periods and some of you may be experts in Tokugawa versus Meiji Japan, or there may be overlapping leaders across time periods. That's okay. I would be grateful if you can fill in any of the periods that you are familiar with. Of course, I'd be happy to share the results with all interested parties. Sincerely, Linda Kim University of California, Riverside Department of Sociology Institute for Research on World-Systems
Here's my nominations, mostly off the top of my head. If I was a really good blogger, I'd include links with all these names to something like their wikipedia entries, but I've blown enough of a Friday on this already, and none of these folks is obscure.
  • 1840-1860: Well, part of the problem in this era is the lack of coherent leadership. There's the short-lived Shogunal leadership (Ii Naosuke, Abe Masahiro), and the rising mid-level elites (Okubo, Saigo). Aside from that, I'm not sure who I'd really pick as outstanding. Yoshida Shoin?
  • 1860-1880: Although this violates the normal 1868 boundary, the rising stars of the Bakumatsu cover this ground pretty well. Okubo Toshimichi, Saigo Takamori and Kido Takayoshi, of course are all leading figures and all die just before the end of this period. I'd probably include Fukuzawa Yukichi due to the influence of his writing and cultural leadership. A conventional list would probably include Shibusawa Eiichi as an economic leader, too, though perhaps his heyday is later? Iwakura Tomomi. Other names would come from the second-tier Bakumatsu/Meiji leadership: Okuma Shigenobu, Ito Hirobumi, Itagaki Taisuke, Mutsu Munemitsu. The eternal debate: to include the Emperor or not?
  • 1880-1900: This is, perhaps, the most stable of these eras, even though it crosses the Constitutional divide. Ito Hirobumi, Yamagata Aritomo and the Meiji Emperor have to top the list. Okuma Shigenobu gets high marks as an opposition rabble-rouser. Mori Arinori, Matsukata Masayoshi, Inoue Kaoru, Saigo Tsugumichi. There ought to be a business leader or two in here, but those names never stuck with me very well.
  • 1900-1920: Yamagata Aritomo and Matsukata Masayoshi; Saionji Kinmochi, Hara Takashi and Katsura Taro. I think Ito Hirobumi should make the top ten, even though he dies half-way through, but it depends on who else is near the top. Culturally speaking, Natsume Soseki. Nogi Maresuke is popular and makes an impact when he dies, but is he a top-ten leader? What am I missing here?
Obviously, the floor is open for discussion. (and later I will allow myself the luxury of looking at a textbook to see what I missed) This is part of a World History project including "US, Britain, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, and China" so almost everyone gets to play!

9/12/2005

Open Thread: Election Results

Filed under: — Jonathan Dresner @ 9:25 pm Print
Lots of folks are pretty sure that the success of Koizumi's rejuvenated LDP in yesterday's elections [here's a good summary] means something. What? It seems to me impossible to know what it means in a policy sense, but it clearly marks a step in the evolution of party politics and campaigning... a step away from past verities, but not necessarily towards anything easily recognizable or categorizable. For myself, the privatization of the Postal Savings and Insurance system would mark the end of something historically interesting. The Postal Savings system was a fundamental institution in the Meiji modernization, enabling reliable low-cost long-distance transactions (including remittances from overseas, which is where my research comes in) and accumulating small deposits into a pool of capital that was agressively used for investment in railroads and other heavy industrial development. The great success of what is now the largest financial institution in the world is part of what forced me to recognize that the "rational actor" theory of economics which I had disdained for so long did in fact have its moments: the speed with which Japanese peasants adopted newer and more reliable banking institutions (and avoided less reliable ones) was a remarkable demonstration of fiscal sophistication and self-interest at work.

7/19/2005

Article Nine on Film

Filed under: — tak @ 4:12 pm Print
Kei Yamamoto, writing for the citizen newspaper JANJAN, has reviewed the film Japan's Peace Constitution (邦題 『映画 日本憲法』). The film is directed by John Junkerman, who also gave us Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times. This documentary flick contains interviews with key intellectual in Japan and elsewhere, including John Dower, Chamlers Johnson, Noam Chomsky, Hidaka Rokuro (a leading Japanese social theorist), and others. Also included are clips from an interview with Beate Sirota Gordon, who literally gave the postwar constitution the gender equality clause (I wrote about her a while ago on my blog, but this site is much more informative, as is the wikipedia entry). The film is accompanied by a book in Japanese with the same title. The review article is in Japanese: 文化・「九条の町」で見た映画 日本国憲法. An earlier JANJAN article about the film is here. [The image shows the cover for the companion book, taken from amazon.co.jp and also displayed on the film's official website. The caption on the film site reads: 画 / 奈良美智「Missing in Action -Girl meets Boy-」(広島市現代美術館所蔵). ]

7/9/2005

Akihito as the Sovereign of Japan?

Filed under: — tak @ 10:19 pm Print
Asahi Shinbun reports that the LDP has accepted plans to push for changing the name "Self-Defense Force"(「自衛隊」) to "Self-Defense Military" (「自衛軍」). This is a bit alarming and I am sure that, if not already, there will be harsh criticism from Japan's neighbors in the coming days. But what made me shiver in reading this news was not so much Japan inching toward militarization, which had already been happening for a while now, but rather an effort by the LDP to (re)instate the emperor as the "sovereign" of the Japanese state. According to this Asahi article in Japanese, the commision almost approved a proposal to transform him into a mere symbolic figure to someone who would actually represent Japan in diplomatic settings.
自民党新憲法起草委員会(委員長・森前首相)は7日、改憲の「要綱案」を発表した。9条2項を改正し、自衛のための武力組織を「自衛軍」と名付け、軍隊であることを明確に位置づけた。また、象徴天皇制を維持することとし、天皇を「元首」とすることを見送った。委員会は今後、要綱案をもとに結党50年の今年11月に発表する党新憲法草案の条文化作業に入る。
When I read this, I could not believe my eyes. Is this really happening? What year is this?????
要綱案の内容は、たとえば天皇について、前文に「日本国民は国民統合の象徴たる天皇と共に歴史を刻んできた」との表現を加えて「自民党らしさ」を盛り込む一方、党内の一部に根強い支持があった「元首化」を断念するなど、今後の憲法改正作業を現実的に進めることを念頭に、公明党や野党の主張に配慮をみせたものとなっている。
The word that I translated as "sovereign" here is genshu (元首). (Wikipedia translates it as either "head of state" or "sovereign"). It is a word that comes from the pre-war constitution, The Great Japanese Imperial Constitution, which was promulgated in 1889 and revised during the Allied occupation (1945-51). [The image shows the first page of the original constitution, taken from here.] In the old pre-war constitution, the fourth article stipulates that the emperor is the genshu of Japan. This comes right after an article that declares the emperor to be divine. So it has really come to this? Can someone wake me up from this nightmare? Are they soon going to start hailing Akihito as, indeed, a god?

6/16/2005

Information v. Imperium

Filed under: — Jonathan Dresner @ 8:01 am Print
This week's Japan Focus brings discussion of the past, present and future of the Japanese imperial institution. I'm particularly intrigued by the story of the researcher who used Japan's Freedom of Information laws to pry documents out of the Imperial Household Agency, and how those documents may shed enough light on the arbitrary nature of "Imperial" tomb designations to jump-start the stalled process of studying the mounded tombs great and small.

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