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Nationalism in Japan
Nationalism in Japan
By Delmer M. Brown
University of California Press, 1955, 336 pp

A substantial, scholarly survey of the growth of nationalist sentiment in Japan from earliest times to the post-Occupation period, its principal manifestations, and its shifting influences on public policy. The author concludes that since 1945 a "new nationalism" has arisen which is geared primarily to improving the lot of the common man, and that there has been a great upsurge of genuine internationalism in Japan. He warns, however, that the wellsprings of the blatant, aggressive ultra-nationalism which led the nation to disaster in the 1930's have by no means dried up.