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While Christianity did not prove to be the answer, the Meiji oligarchy did make the
emperor the key to a quasi-religious solution. Invoking an imagined Japanese
antiquity for the formula they settled on, the new power-holders sought to ...
The first thing the new rulers did, in an attempt to solve their colossal legitimacy
problem, was to move the Meiji emperor from his palace in Kyoto to the shogunal
castle in Edo, which was renamed Tokyo. This move, together with new ...
In a booklet published in 1985 by the Association of Shinto Shrines and aimed at
middle-school pupils, the old myth of the emperor as a descendant of the sun
goddess is reinstated, and a number of LDP members of parliament have again ...
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While the author seems biased by his own negative experiences as a foreigner trying to work in Japanese media, his severe critique of the weakness of Japanese leadership has been confirmed by events to a considerable degree. Read full review
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The neglected role of power
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