Book Title: Tokyo University and the War

Author: Tachibana Takashi

Book Description: Tachibana Takashi analyzes the impact of World War II on Tokyo University and Tokyo University’s impact on the war: attacks from outside, faculty politics and purges, institutional expansion, the sacrifice of liberal arts students to the war machine, and heroic dissenting professors who tried in vain to bring the war to an early end.

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Tachibana Takashi (b. 1940 and himself a graduate of Tokyo University) traces the relations between the Japanese imperial state and Tokyo University, its showcase educational institution. He focuses on the era 1930-1945, including rightist politics, war mobilization, Pearl Harbor, and utter defeat. He describes attacks on the university’s patriotism by outside and inside agitators, factional fighting within the university (his focus is on the faculties of Economics and Law), collaborationism or the retreat into silence of many faculty. He lauds the heroism of the few who dissented, some of whom (Nambara Shigeru, Tanaka Kōtarō, Yanaihara Tadao) went on to play major roles in Japan’s postwar era.

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Tachibana Takashi

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Tokyo University and the War by Tachibana Takashi & Richard H. Minear is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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Title
Tokyo University and the War
Author
Tachibana Takashi
Editor
Richard H. Minear
Translator
Richard H. Minear
License

Icon for the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Tokyo University and the War by Tachibana Takashi & Richard H. Minear is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Primary Subject
History: specific events & topics
Publisher
University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Publication Date
November 22, 2017
Ebook ISBN
978-1-945764-04-2