講演・口頭発表等

国際会議
2010年10月31日

Ishibashi Tanzan’s ‘Small Japan Policy’ and his notion of Japan in the interwar period

International Symposium 2010: Japan’s Identity – Formation and Reaction
  • Yusuke Suzumura

記述言語
英語
会議種別
口頭発表(一般)
主催者
Hosei University Research Center for International Japanese Studies, Centre Européen des Études Japonaises d’Alsace, UMR 8155 ‘Centre de recherche sur les Civilisations de l'Asie Orientale’, and Université Marc-Bloch de Strasbourg
開催地
Centre Européen des Études Japonaises d’Alsace

The main purpose of this presentation is to examine the “Small Japan Policy” advocated by Ishibashi Tanzan (石橋湛山, 1884–1973) and his notion of Japan in the interwar period. In three consecutive editorials of the Toyo Keizai Shinpo entitled “The illusion of the ‘Big Japan Policy’” (1921), Ishibashi pointed out how important it was for Japan to give up its overseas expansionist policy, and provided a statistical basis for his claim. In these editorials Ishibashi mentioned two difficulties inherent in the “Big Japan policy”: first, such idea was a mere phantasm and second, those who advocate this iedea were blinded by shortsighted ambitions and therefore did not know how to realise long term ambitions or true national interests.
Even if, Ishibashi said, it were desirable for a great power to have a large territory, it was impossible for Japan now to imitate the territorial expansionism of the great powers. Such being the case it would rather be a wise strategy for Japan to have the great powers set free those territories, and for Japan to take the first step in this direction.

リンク情報
URL
http://aterui.i.hosei.ac.jp/tabid/760/Default.aspx