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Recitals of the Rescript in education were abolished in 1946 with the enactment of the Fundamental Law of Education. Officially, resolutions to repeal the Rescript were passed by both houses on 19 June 1948. I used the Japanese Wikipedia as a quick source, which is reasonably accurate on such basic facts (though notorious for its lack of citations). More ...


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The atomic bombings likely sped up the surrender of the Japanese forces, but it wasn't the only cause. It was a larger one, but not the only one. The Soviet invasion of Manchuria also helped speed up the surrender, as Japan was struggling. Without the bombings, America likely would've had to invade Japan, possibly with help from the Soviets. The question ...


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A lot of Buddhists got married in the Sengoku era- and in fact, quite a few daimyo were, like Kenshin, lay monks. Takeda Shingen and Otomo Sorin prior to his conversion to Christianity were two such lay monks, and they were both married and had children. And then, the leader of the Honganji sect, who was always a Buddhist monk, was also an inherited ...



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