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Paradoxically, the people and state of Japan living on such moral props were not innocent but had been stained by their own past history of…
In the recent years there have been criticisms levelled against Japan suggesting that she should offer more military forces to the United Nations forces and…
In Japan itself there have all along been attempts by some to obliterate the article about renunciation of war from the Constitution and for this…
I am one of the writers who wish to create serious works of literature which dissociate themselves from those novels which are mere reflections of…
Even though we now have the half-century-old new Constitution, there is a popular sentiment of support for the old one that lives on in reality…
After the end of the Second World War it was a categorical imperative for us to declare that we renounced war forever in a central…
The way Japan had tried to build up a modern state modelled on the West was cataclysmic.
The ambiguous orientation of Japan drove the country into the position of an invader in Asia.
I have survived by representing these sufferings of mine in the form of the novel.
After I got married, the first child born to us was mentally handicapped.
My observation is that after one hundred and twenty years of modernisation since the opening of the country, present-day Japan is split between two opposite…
The Japanese chose the principle of eternal peace as the basis of morality for our rebirth after the War.
By reading Huckleberry Finn I felt I was able to justify my act of going into the mountain forest at night and sleeping among the…
However, please allow me to say that the fundamental style of my writing has been to start from my personal matters and then to link…
From another point of view, a new situation now seems to be arising in which Japan’s prosperity is going to be incorporated into the expanding…
As I grew up, I was continually to suffer hardships in different realms of life – in my family, in my relationship to Japanese society…
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