- 文教大学国際学部紀要 = Journal of the Faculty of International Studies Bunkyo University (ISSN:09173072)
- vol.28, no.1, pp.67-81, 2017-07-31
This paper is a case study of Yonezawa Hiroyasu, lived during the latter half of Meiji era throughTaisho era for Showa era, who had been writing a diary since he had started at the age of 19 until 85,from 1906 to 1972.Imperialist expansion over Korea, China and Asia is a dimension of the modernizing project ofmodern Japan that begins with a semi-colonized status to the position of an imperialist power. Boththe contentious and changing relations among Japan, Korea, China and the West, and Hiroyasu’sexperience that had undergone a change are major focus of this paper.The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between the imperial mentality andthe national identity through an analysis of the formation of both his national identity and imperialmentality in modern Japan. This paper also considers his imperial mentality demonstrated in hisgreat interests for protest, imperialism, democracy, and the emperor, taken for a new, plus-valuedideas, views and systems that appears widely in his diary since the 1900s to 1920s.