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[[ Read Epub ]] Ê Japan's Holy War: The Ideology of Radical Shinto Ultranationalism ⚫ Japan s Holy War reveals how a radical religious ideology drove the Japanese to imperial expansion and global war Bringing to light a wealth of new information, Walter A Skya demonstrates that whatever other motives the Japanese had for waging war in Asia and the Pacific, for many the war was the fulfillment of a religious mandate In the early twentieth century, a fervent nationalism developed within State Shint This ultranationalism gained widespread military and public support and led to rampant terrorism betweenandthree serving and two former prime ministers were assassinated Shint ultranationalist societies fomented a discourse calling for the abolition of parliamentary government and unlimited Japanese expansion Skya documents a transformation in the ideology of State Shint in the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth He shows that within the religion, support for the German inspired theory of constitutional monarchy that had underpinned the Meiji Constitution gave way to a theory of absolute monarchy advocated by the constitutional scholar Hozumi Yatsuka in the late s That, in turn, was superseded by a totalitarian ideology centered on the emperor an ideology advanced by the political theorists Uesugi Shinkichi and Kakehi Katsuhiko in the s and s Examining the connections between various forms of Shint nationalism and the state, Skya demonstrates that where the Meiji oligarchs had constructed a quasi religious, quasi secular state, Hozumi Yatsuka desired a traditional theocratic state Uesugi Shinkichi and Kakehi Katsuhiko went further, encouraging radical, militant forms of extreme religious nationalism Skya suggests that the creeping democracy and secularization of Japan s political order in the early twentieth century were the principal causes of the terrorism of the s, which ultimately led to a holy war against Western civilization An excellent analysis and examination on what radicalize Japanese Empire at the early twentieth century It s filled with thorough and detailed description of the person and the ideology that have shaped Japan into a country that wage war upon its neighbors and ultimately the world This books main failing however, when it tries to draw parallel to the radical Islam in the Middle East While it s ring some truth in regard to Al Qaeda and Wahhabism, the parallel fall short when the author try to An excellent analysis and examination on what radicalize Japanese Empire at the early twentieth century It s filled with thorough and detailed description of the person and the ideology that have shaped Japan into a country that wage war upon its neighbors and ultimately the world This books main failing however, when it tries to draw parallel to the radical Islam in the Middle East While it s ring some truth in regard to Al Qaeda and Wahhabism, the parallel fall short when the author try to put it on Islamic Revolution of Iran The lack of acknowledgement that Islamic Revolution of Iran was driven by Shia ideology, nor it mention the British USA backed coup of democratic elected Mossadegh, show the author lack of expertise in this area If the author wascareful on drawing his parallel and or at least acknowledge his own lacking in this are, this book would easily net a five stars from me