The Works of Inazo Nitobe

By Inazo Nitobe,

Book cover of The Works of Inazo Nitobe: Volume III Japan: Some Phases of Her Problems and Development

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University of Tokyo Press. NItobe worked to promote international understanding by explaining Japan to the West, and the West to his fellow Japanese.

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This book began to help me understand why my father was sent to New Guinea. It taught me a lot about how Japan saw herself in the world at that time and what she thought she could do about it. My conclusion is that Japan felt threatened and feared being colonized. The Europeans had been colonizing the Asian Pacific for centuries: France in Indo-China, Britain manipulating China; Germany held various Chinese ports; Russia pushing into Korea, the Dutch in Indonesia (The Dutch East Indies)… all milking those countries of their natural resources with oppressive control of indigenous peoples. Japan in…

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