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By University of Haifa Edited by Guy Podoler

A large amount of writing has been released on Japan at struggle within the moment international warfare, and extra lately students were revisiting the Russo-Japanese struggle of 1904-5; while this quantity strives to ascertain Japan's twentieth-century method of conflict and militarism in a much broader point of view, bringing hitherto unexamined new topics and subject-matter below scrutiny as much as the current day. one of the themes lined are The February 26 Incident in Theatre and movie, Ethnicity and Gender in Wartime jap Revue Theatre, army fairs and the japanese Self-Defence Forces, significant tendencies in eastern therapy of POWs nowa days, and Japan's 'Tug of War'after the Russian warfare. released to mark the prestigious educational occupation of Ben-Ami Shillony, who retired in 2006, this quantity additionally bargains worthy new insights into the subject of the japanese and the Jews, together with the tale and fantasy of Anne Frank and Sadako Sasaki, the involvement of Jewish scientists within the making of the atomic bomb, and Japan's Jewish coverage within the past due Thirties.

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While Japan’s leaders responded positively, they were slow in proceeding and Sun found it urgent to seek an immediate loan elsewhere. When, however, Sun yielded the presidency to Yuan Shikai, his standpoint changed and he gave up his intention of setting up such a bank with Japanese aid. He conducted loan negotiations with Japan first as an agent for Yuan and later on behalf of forces against Yuan. In this way Japan’s objectives had spread during these revolutionary months from concentrating on Manchuria to assisting the revolutionary party to the south of the Great Wall.

Acting on behalf of his constituency, Yamamoto presented a budget based on a large expansion of the navy. But this was dismissed by the House of Peers. Failing to pass his budget and confronted by accusations of financial irregularities regarding the Siemens scandal, Yamamoto was not unhappy to resign in February. A second Chinese revolution in the form of a north-south rebellion against President Yuan Shikai had broken out in August 1913. Ijuin, the retiring minister to China who was seen as the scapegoat for Japan’s failed policy, had delivered a petition to the Foreign Ministry, criticizing the Japanese army for stirring up extremist elements in China (Woodhouse 2004: 128, 133–4; BDOFA 1993: para.

The Committee, which was deeply involved in decision-making regarding the Jewish problem and played a role of liaison and coordination among the three ministries, met at the Foreign Ministry whenever necessary. In March 1938, immediately after the closing of the First Far Eastern Jewish National Conference, several families of Jewish refugees arrived at Otopol, a Manchuria-Soviet border town, and requested permission to enter into Manchukuo. indd 31 19/6/09 10:32:00 32 War and Militarism in Modern Japan succeeded in doing so (Higuchi 1999: section 7; Sagara 1994: 56-94).

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