Kokutai No Hongi. Cardinal Principles of the National Entity of Japan. Ed. by Hall, Robert King. With an introd. by Hall, Robert King. Transl. by Gauntlett, John. W. G. Beasley; Kokutai No Hongi: Cardinal Principles of the National Entity of Japan, International Affairs, Volume 26, Issue 2, 1 April , Pages , https. resulting page pamphlet, Kokutai no hongi, was published in March with an initial print run of , copies, although more than two million were.

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Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Great efforts were made to honvi a “Japanese spirit” even in popular culture, as in the promotion of the “Song of Young Japan.

English View all editions and formats Rating: Your request to send this item has been completed. The form of government, Seitaia secondary concept, then consisted of the historical arrangements for the exercise of political authority. The specific bo or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

The Tennou was a “god” among “humans”, the incarnation of the national morals. Please enter your name. The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. This term, and what it meant, were widely inculcated in propaganda. The Peace Preservation Law of forbade both forming honfi belonging to any organization that proposed altering the kokutai or the abolishment of private property, effectively criminalizing socialism, communism, republicanismdemocracy and other anti-Tenno ideologies.


It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Some objections to the founding of the Taisei Yokusankai or Imperial Rule Assistance Associationcame on the grounds that kokutaialready required all imperial subjects to support imperial rule.

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Write a review Rate this item: Article 4 declares that “the Emperor is the head of the Empire, combining in Himself the kkoutai of sovereignty”, uniting kkoutai executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government, although subject to the “consent of the Imperial Diet”.

According to the Hanyu Da Cidianthe oldest guoti usages are in two Chinese classic texts. Related articles in Google Scholar. Please verify that you are not a robot. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

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Sign in via your Institution Sign in. It is clear that at this stage in history, they were no longer dealing with a concept to generate spiritual unity like Aizawa Seishisai inor with a political theory of Japan designed to accommodate modern institutions of government, like the Meiji Constitution.

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Citing articles via Google Scholar. Miller gives this jo. The document known as the Kokutai no Hongi was actually a pamphlet of pages, an official publication of the Japanese Ministry of Educationfirst issued in March and eventually circulated in millions of copies throughout the home islands and the empire.

The committee of professors from prestigious universities sought to define the essential truths n Japan, which might be termed religious, or even metaphysical, because they required faith at the expense of logic and reason. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.

The Kokutai-seitai distinction enabled conservatives to identify clearly as KokutaiNational Essence, the “native Japanese”, eternal, and immutable aspects of their polity, derived from history, tradition, and custom, and focused on the Emperor.

Honig users should sign in with their email address. Hirohito evoked the Kokutai in the Jewel Voice Broadcastwhich announced the Japanese acceptance of the Potsdam Declaration unconditional surrender.

Sign In or Create an Account. The art of persuasion: For the leaders kokutzi Japan’s “fascist-nationalist clique”, writes Miller Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Subjects Japan — Civilization. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es.