Japan to America: A Symposium of Papers by Political Leaders and Representative Citizens of Japan on Conditions in Japan and on the Relations Between Japan and the United States (Google eBook)

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Naoichi Masaoka
G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1914 - Japan - 235 pages
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Page 170 - ... always respect the Constitution and observe the laws; should emergency arise, offer yourselves courageously to the State; and thus guard and maintain the prosperity of Our Imperial Throne coeval with heaven and earth. So shall ye not only be Our good and faithful subjects, but render illustrious the best traditions of your forefathers. The Way here set forth is indeed the teaching bequeathed by Our Imperial Ancestors, to be observed alike by Their Descendants and the subjects, infallible for...
Page 170 - KNOW ye, Our subjects: Our Imperial Ancestors have founded Our Empire on a basis broad and everlasting and have deeply and firmly implanted virtue; Our subjects ever united in loyalty and filial piety have from generation to generation illustrated the beauty thereof. This is the glory of the fundamental character of Our Empire, and herein also lies the source of Our education. Ye, Our subjects, be filial to your parents, affectionate to your brothers and sisters...
Page 148 - ... to be contented with the degree of development already attained, but ever to press forward to higher attainments. We urge it, therefore, as a duty upon all those who hold the same convictions as ourselves to endeavour in all things to discharge their full duty as men, laying to heart the principles of Independence and Selfrespect, as the leading tenets of moral life. 2. Whosoever perfectly realizes the principle of Independence both of Mind and Body, and, paying due respect to his own person,...
Page 119 - Religious instruction must not be given, or religious ceremonies performed at government schools, public schools or schools whose curricula are regulated by provisions of law, even outside the regular course of instruction.
Page 150 - Children, for their parts' should yield due obedience to their parents, and make every effort to fit themselves to become persons of Independence and Selfrespect when the time comes for them to step out into the world. 12. The ideal person of Independence and Self-respect deems it incumbent on himself to go on learning even to his old age, and never to allow either the development of the intellect or the cultivation of the moral character to slacken or cease. 13. Society having both individuals and...
Page 240 - Cloth. 50 cents A monograph by one of the educational leaders of England, which undertakes to show how Prussian tradition, starting with Frederick the Great, has succeeded in corrupting the Germany of to-day. The author takes the ground that the issue of the present struggle may be a great spiritual renascence or it may be the domination of the Huns. GP Putnam's Sons New York London By the Abbe Ernest Dimnet 8.
Page 153 - It is the duty of every citizen, not only to obey the laws himself, but to see that others obey them likewise, for this is necessary for the maintenance of the peace and order of Society. 26. The number of nations in the world is by no means small, and they differ from us in religion, language, colour, and customs. Yet they are our brothers. In our intercourse with them there should be no partiality, and no attempt at swaggering or boastfulness. Such conduct only leads us to despise other people,...
Page 101 - All roads lead to Rome.' In like manner the Mikado is the center of our nation. Considered as a body politic it has him as its sovereign; considered as a distinct race it has him as its leader; considered as a social community it has him as its nucleus.
Page 61 - California land law dispute ; it will stand more because we are bent on the maintenance of peace. But with a view to a speedy and amicable settlement of the outstanding complication, we claim that America accede to one of the two alternatives the granting of the right of naturalization to the Japanese, or the conclusion of a treaty to guarantee their rights of owning land or of leasing farms. I venture to say this is no extravagant claim. Justice demands that America shall treat the Japanese...
Page 152 - Since a taste for art and literature elevates the character as well as delighting the mind, and since it contributes indirectly to the peace and happiness of mankind, its acquirement should be deemed an object of the greatest importance for human life. 22. Wherever there is a country, there is a government. It is the duty of the Government to administer the country, to establish and maintain military power, to protect the people of the land, and to guarantee to the individual citizen the inviolability...

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