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Martial Arts and Japanese Nationalism

By Joan Neide, Ph.D.

Martial Arts and Japanese Nationalism

At the end of the 19th century, Japan was developing a national consciousness around a political unity with an Emperor as supreme ruler. In their quest to become a world power, they looked to military culture to cultivate suitable ideals within their society, such as patriotism and discipline. Martial arts were supported as part of this process.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 4 No. 2 (1995): 8 pages.