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Fascism And The Path To War

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The 1930s were transitional years not only for Japan but for Hasegawa Nyozekan as well. Reflecting on Japan's crisis, in 1932 Nyozekan published Nihon fuashizumu hihan (Critique of Japanese Fascism). On July 1, 1930, Nyozekan and Hihan sponsored a roundtable discussion on Imperialism and Colonial Policy, anticipating the ultimate outcome of the Manchurian Incident that occurred slightly over a year later. The Manchurian Incident held sinister significance for Nyozekan, who saw in it the culmination of the trend toward fascism in Japan. The fanatical nationalism and call for unity that marked Japan's response to the domestic and international crises of the late 1920s and early 1930s recalled a similar response to the crises of the late nineteenth century. From 1935 until the end of the war, most of Nyozekan's criticism of the government was cloaked in his national character studies.

Keywords: fascism; Hasegawa Nyozekan; Hihan; imperialism; Japan; Manchurian Incident; nationalism; political criticism



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