Tag: Japanese History,


Japanese Mythology and Nationalism: Myths of genesis, Japanese identity, and Familism

In the nationalism’s toolbox, mythology is one of the most useful and productive tools for the construction of national identity. Mythic tales provide a sense of ‘essence’ for the nation; in a way, they symbolize the ‘roots’ for the members of nation. Because of this valuable meaning, pre-nationalist /nationalist thinkers revive and reproduce them according


Kioku: An Analysis of How the Memory of the World War II Remains Influencing Social and Political Aspects in Japan

On 15 August 1945, the Japanese people listened on the radio, through the words of Emperor Hirohito himself, the unconditional surrender of their country. The World War II was then coming to an end at the Pacific theater. However, the end of the war created fertile soil for various memories about the conflicts that happened