By Misuzu Hanihara Chow, Kiyofuku Chuma
This publication analyses overseas incidents within the Nineteen Twenties stunned Japan and adjusted the way the rustic checked out the West. within the Paris Peace convention, jap proposed Racial Equality invoice used to be defeated. In 1924, the USA handed the immigration legislations that singularly excluded jap from immigration. Little recognized at the present time, the 2 incidents made major effect on eastern way of thinking. targeted examine of the 2 incidents unearths how they contributed in the direction of the drastic transformation of Japan, from the liberal considering Taisho Democracy within the Twenties to the violent upward push of extremely- nationalism within the Thirties. Departing from a merely educational kind writing, the tale develops round the lifetime of Hanihara Masanao, eastern diplomat, Vice Minister of overseas Affairs and eventually the Ambassador to Washington in the course of the fateful years of 1923-24. a distinct pair of a jap reports pupil in Australia and a number one investigative journalist in Japan undertook the paintings. Rigorous archival seek prolonged over Japan, the us, Australia and Europe ended in an important quantity of latest fabrics by no means released in English before.