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Japan’s Imperial Veterans

Sheila A. Smith

in Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167888
eISBN:
9780231538022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167888.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the controversies surrounding the Yasukuni Shrine. Firstly, was the frustration among Japan's conservatives with what many saw as Chinese intervention in the effort to ... More


Who has the Right to Mourn?: Politics of Enshrinement at Yasukuni Shrine

Akiko Takenaka

in Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan's Unending Postwar

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846787
eISBN:
9780824871628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846787.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 5 focuses on postwar attempts to have names of the dead removed from the Yasukuni register. In particular, I examine a recent lawsuit filed by Okinawans at the Naha District Court (Okinawa) ... More


Introduction

Akiko Takenaka

in Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan's Unending Postwar

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846787
eISBN:
9780824871628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846787.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The introduction proposes the framework of study, namely, to examine Yasukuni Shrine through its three components, Yasukuni the belief, Yasukuni the site, and Yasukuni the issue. It also outlines the ... More


Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China

Sheila Smith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167888
eISBN:
9780231538022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167888.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

No country feels China's rise more deeply than Japan. Through case studies of visits by Japanese politicians to the Yasukuni Shrine, conflicts over the boundaries of economic zones in the East China ... More


The Growth of Transnational Interactions, 1965–1988

Hiro Saito

in The History Problem: The Politics of War Commemoration in East Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824856748
eISBN:
9780824873714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856748.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Between 1965 and 1988, the history problem emerged after Japan normalized its diplomatic relations with South Korea and China. After normalization, Japanese A-bomb victims and affiliated NGOs began ... More


Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan's Unending Postwar

Akiko Takenaka

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846787
eISBN:
9780824871628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846787.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Yasukuni Shrine, a former national war memorial in which spirits of all Japanese military dead are commemorated, currently serves as the lightening rod for debates surrounding Japan’s legacies of the ... More


Shinto and the Meiji State

Helen Hardacre

in Shinto

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190621711
eISBN:
9780190621742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190621711.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Examines the numerous changes, many of which were initiated within government, that resulted in Shinto becoming independent from Buddhism and assuming new public roles associated with the ... More


The 1985 Anti-Japan Protests and Sino-Japanese Relations in the 1980s

Jessica Chen Weiss

in Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China's Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199387557
eISBN:
9780190206888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387557.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines Sino-Japanese relations in the 1980s, assessing China’s lenience toward anti-Japanese protests in 1985 and their contribution to political instability and Japanese concessions. ... More


Cross-National Fragmentation, 1945–1964

Hiro Saito

in The History Problem: The Politics of War Commemoration in East Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824856748
eISBN:
9780824873714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856748.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Between 1945 and 1964, the history problem did not yet exist because Japan had no diplomatic relations with South Korea and China. In the meantime, the Tokyo Trial prosecuted Japanese leaders for ... More


Shinto and Imperial Japan

Helen Hardacre

in Shinto

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190621711
eISBN:
9780190621742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190621711.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Treats Shinto from the early twentieth century until the end of World War II, when Shrines became potent symbols of home, duty, ethnic identity, the nation, and self-sacrifice. Shinto ritual ... More


Defeat Reconsidered: Heroes, Victims, and Perpetrators in the Popular Media

Akiko Hashimoto

in The Long Defeat: Cultural Trauma, Memory, and Identity in Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780190239152
eISBN:
9780190239190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239152.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Chapter 3 describes how Japan remembers the war and the war dead at the annual commemorations on August 15. It shows how political performances and popular media discourses divide rather than unite ... More


Ancestors, Angry Spirits, and the Unborn: Caring for the Dead on Path to Ancestorhood

Bardwell L. Smith

in Narratives of Sorrow and Dignity: Japanese Women, Pregnancy Loss, and Modern Rituals of Grieving

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199942138
eISBN:
9780199345915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199942138.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Examines concept of mizuko as an anomaly within ancestral chain, a process that stretches the limits of what an ancestor means. The various memorial rituals used for unborn “children” are adaptations ... More


Under the Flag of the Rising Sun: Imagining the Pacific War in the Japanese Cinema

David Desser

in Divided Lenses: Screen Memories of War in East Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851514
eISBN:
9780824869045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851514.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

“Under the Flag of the Rising Sun: Imagining the Pacific War in the Japanese Cinema” offers a survey of Japanese variations on the “World War II Combat Film” genre, spanning from the 1930s to the ... More


Unfreezing the Question of History (1998–2008)

Jennifer M. Dixon

in Dark Pasts: Changing the State's Story in Turkey and Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501730245
eISBN:
9781501730252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501730245.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter analyzes Japan’s narrative of the Nanjing Massacre between 1990 and 2008. Over this period, the official narrative came to include admissions of responsibility and apologies, and then ... More


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