Cover: Kokutai no Hongi: Cardinal Principles of the National Entity of Japan, from Harvard University PressCover: Kokutai no Hongi in E-DITION

Kokutai no Hongi

Cardinal Principles of the National Entity of Japan

Edited by Robert King Hall

Translated by John Owen Gauntlett

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674284869

Publication Date: 01/01/1949

200 pages


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Published by the Japanese government in 1937, the Kokutai no Hongi has been likened to Mein Kampf in that it officially dictated the peculiar national disciplines of the Japanese for the prewar and war years. Banned in Japan by General MacArthur and never published elsewhere, it is here presented to the American public for the first time. Anyone with a serious interest in Japan will find it a revealing document.

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