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JAPANESE  NATIONALISM LINKS

SHINTARO ISHIHARA, MAYOR OF TOKYO
(JAPAN'S LEADING NATIONALIST POLITICAL LEADER)

JAPANESE

Governor's Homepage
Governor of Tokyo, Ishihara Shintaro's official public website.

Ishihara Resource Center
A collection of links relating to Ishihara..
 
Support group based in Kyushu for making Ishihara Prime Minister in Japan.
 
Ishiharaís personal website.

ENGLISH  

GENERAL JAPANESE POLITICS

ENGLISH

Japan Federation of Economic Organizations (Nippon Keidanren)    An organization consisting of nearly 1500 Japanese big businesses.  Know for being one of the most, if not the most, influential special interest group with the LDP.

National Agricultural Federation (Zennoh)  An organization that contains most of Japan's nearly 5 million farming housholds.  Has heavy influence with the LDP and has probably played an instrumental role in developing Japanís trade policies.

The Power of Soka Gakkai      This 1995 Time Magazine article explains how the religion known as Soka Gakkai (an offshoot of Nichiren Buddhism) came to hold so much political power in Japan.  Very relevant today, as Soka Gakkaiís political party, Komeito, is now part of a ruling coalition with the LDP.

The Association of Shinto Shrines (Jinja Honcho)   This is an organization of over 80,000 Shinto Shrines throughout Japan.  They promote a link between Shinto and government and support other Shinto groups such as the Shinto-Government Association.                       

 

Mapping the Japanese Security Debate
 

JAPANESE

Shinto-Government Association (Shinto Seiji Renmei)   An organization that strives for Shinto affiliation in government.  Supported by many LDP hawks.

The Association of Shinto Shrines (Jinja Honcho)
This is an organization of over 80,000 Shinto Shrines throughout Japan.  They promote a link between Shinto and government and support other Shinto groups such as the Shinto-Government Association.

Japan Federation of Economic Organizations (Nippon Keidanren)  An organization consisting of nearly 1500 Japanese big businesses.  Know for being one of the most, if not the most, influential special interest group with the LDP.

National Agricultural Federation (Zennoh)     An organization that contains over 90% of Japanís private farmers.  Has heavy influence with the LDP and has probably played an instrumental role in developing Japanís trade policies.

The personal website of former prime minister and leading LDP hawk, Hashimoto Ryutaro

HISTORY DEBATES ON JAPANESE IMPERIALISM
 

JAPANESE

Japan Society for History Textbook Reform (Atarashi Rekishi Kyokasho wo Tsukuru Kai)     This is the organization that has led the effort to change Japanese history text books, removing the accounts of Japanese war atrocities.

ENGLISH

Japan Society for History Textbook Reform (Atarashi Rekishi Kyokasho wo Tsukuru Kai)     This is the organization that has led the effort to change Japanese history text books, removing the accounts of Japanese war atrocities.

 
Fujioka Nobukatsuís opinion on history education.
 
Research paper about the current issue of history textbooks.
 
From the University of Indiana.

JAPANESE NATIONALISM TODAY

JAPANESE

Seinensha    This is one of Japanís more popular right-wing organizations.

Issuikai   This is probably the most popular and main-stream of Japanís present-day right-wing organizations.  They are affiliated with a number of nationalistic authors.

The Revival of Nationalism and the Contents of its Ideology (Kokka Shugi no Fukkatsu to sono Ideorogi no Naiyo)   Hanazaki Kouhei, a Hokkaido scholar, writes this pamphlet trying to explain Japanís recent nationalistic trends.

Nationalism in Comic Books

This is the website for Gentosha Publishing House Web Magazine, which has frequent features on comics by one of their best selling artists, Kobayashi Yoshinori.  In his two most popular series', Declaration of War (Sensou Ron) and Washism, Kobayashi portrays a remilitarized Japan that feeds nationalistic sentiment.
Contemporary forms of Japanese nationalism and racism.
 
From the Japan Economic Foundation.