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Forces ThatMade Japan   Great Part of II, Forces ThatMake a Nation Great by  Jose P. Laurel (1943)
1.   Government by Symbol: His Majesty the     Emperor2.   Influence of Buddhism3.   The Nippon Family System4.   Compulso...
Who is the Emperor?•God-given ruler of the   country;•The representative of    the godsin the heaven; and•The direct desce...
   In Japan, His Majesty the Emperor is the symbol of    common imperishable tradition and nationality.   Emperor-worshi...
   The British King is the nominal leader of the    British Empire; however, he ceased to partake    of the divine charac...
Origin of Japanese           spiritual forcesworship of Nature and of spiritsShintoism-  refers   to a   lessarticulate he...
   Buddhism has been the main inspiring and    integrating factor that has had an ever-    pervading influence on the spi...
Japanese family              systemJapanese       family       ispatriarchal and is as a rule alarge family.The Japanese f...
 The couple’s importance is recognized  only in so far as it serves the purpose of  perpetuating the family by begetting ...
   The     archaic  and    feudal   system    of    primogeniture –eldest son inherits the power    to rule the family an...
Japan’s compulsory                education“Japan is a school, an Athens.Temperamentally alert and quicklike the ancient H...
 A uniform for school children is prescribed  so that proper supervision by the police  and other authorities over the yo...
   Boy student stays five years in the middle    school where he learns Japanese literature,    Chinese classics, a forei...
   In education, what is needed is not    democracy but regimentation, not liberty    but discipline, not liberalism but ...
National LanguageLinguistic unity is a bindingforce of utmost importancebecause the color and quality ofthe language large...
 Yokiuku is the classical Japanese. Initially  just the language in Tokyo, later was  nationalized. Language of Japan ha...
   During the Spanish regime, Spanish was the    official language in the Philippines    During the American occupation,...
Human IndustryIt refers to the developingof able bodied citizens.Above all industries of acountry should be humanindustry....
 To insure the good health of every  children born in Japan, the government  directly and indirectly cares for the  expec...
 Social legislation are strictly enforced in  the form of Factory Law, the Mining Law,  and the Health Insurance Law whic...
Benevolent              GovernmentIt is not the form of government butthe substance of government thatdetermines whether i...
 A. relative protection of life, liberty and  property; B. relative freedom of religion and of  worship; and C. relativ...
   The world is governed by God and man, the    former in His infinite Wisdom as the Supreme    Being and the latter, if ...
   A benevolent government is a result of    traditional practice of allowing the best-    endowned men in the service of...
   The government’s concept of its role is that it    is the God-chosen custodian of the people,    and it therefore, spa...
 Greater Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere Regional economyREGIONALISM
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  1. 1. Forces ThatMade Japan Great Part of II, Forces ThatMake a Nation Great by Jose P. Laurel (1943)
  2. 2. 1. Government by Symbol: His Majesty the Emperor2. Influence of Buddhism3. The Nippon Family System4. Compulsory Education5. National Language6. Human Industry7. Benevolent GovernmentMaterial and Spiritual Forces forNation-building
  3. 3. Who is the Emperor?•God-given ruler of the country;•The representative of the godsin the heaven; and•The direct descendent of thedivine ancestor of the race•The devotion to the Emperor isthe “old rock of the Japanesenation.”•The legendary symbol of theJapanese people and theircountry
  4. 4.  In Japan, His Majesty the Emperor is the symbol of common imperishable tradition and nationality. Emperor-worship is not merely a religion; it has the force of what may be termed a super religion. Thus, respective religions are also Emperor-worshippers. “The Majesty of our Imperial House towers high above everything to be found in the world, and it is durable as heaven and earth” Emperor-worship has been responsible for the existence in Japan of : continuity of traditions, reverence for the ruler, faith in a national or racial missionGovernment by Symbol
  5. 5.  The British King is the nominal leader of the British Empire; however, he ceased to partake of the divine character of his predecessors The Constitution id claimed to be the symbol of the democratic way of life chartered for the American people China is divided because of the lack of integrating living force that could counteract the demoralizing influences sown by dominant foreigners The Philippines is in need of a symbol possessed of similar compelling force and dynamic reality, because division and dissension is continued.Japan vis-à-vis other States
  6. 6. Origin of Japanese spiritual forcesworship of Nature and of spiritsShintoism- refers to a lessarticulate hero and ancestorworship with a background ofNature worshipConfucianismBuddhism- had its origin in India.
  7. 7.  Buddhism has been the main inspiring and integrating factor that has had an ever- pervading influence on the spiritual life of the Japanese people All religions coincide in the fundamentals; however, they differ in the methods of theological approach; The spiritual authority and social ascendency of Christianity are at any rate, losing ground in the modern world largely due to the failure of the traditional institutions of this faith to adapt themselves to the changing environmentInfluence of Buddhism
  8. 8. Japanese family systemJapanese family ispatriarchal and is as a rule alarge family.The Japanese family aims atthe preservation of itsname, the honor of itslineage, its mode of life, thefamily occupation and thecommunal property.The couple’s importance isrecognized only in so far asit serves the purpose ofperpetuating the family bybegetting heirs.
  9. 9.  The couple’s importance is recognized only in so far as it serves the purpose of perpetuating the family by begetting heirs. Divorce in Japan is determined by the requirements of the family and not as in western countries, by the problems of mutual adjustments between husband and wife. A wife who enters the family must be faithful to the traditional mode of life of her husband’s family.The Nippon Family System
  10. 10.  The archaic and feudal system of primogeniture –eldest son inherits the power to rule the family and supervise its property but in return for this exclusive privilege he has the sacred obligation to consecrate himself to the perpetuation of the family tradition Cooperative character of the family; every member works not for himself but for the entire family
  11. 11. Japan’s compulsory education“Japan is a school, an Athens.Temperamentally alert and quicklike the ancient Hellenes, ofpassive turn of mind, ready toreceive, and immensely curiousto learn everything new andstrange, the people turn tolearning as do ducks to water.”In Japan, a Japanese boy or girlof seven has to go to one of theordinary primary schools and stayfor the required six years. In1946, Japan has 30,000 primaryschools with more than 100,000pupils. The literacy rate is almost100 percent.
  12. 12.  A uniform for school children is prescribed so that proper supervision by the police and other authorities over the young soul is practicable and efficient. Separation of sexes is prescribed after the primary grades on the theory that there should be differences in the system and methods of training and instruction on account of sex Middle school corresponds to our public high school.Compulsory Education
  13. 13.  Boy student stays five years in the middle school where he learns Japanese literature, Chinese classics, a foreign language, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, history, physics and chemistry, law and economics, technical studies, etc. Girl student who enters a high school followed a four or five-year course. She studies domestic science and sewing, as well the tea ceremony and flower arrangement.
  14. 14.  In education, what is needed is not democracy but regimentation, not liberty but discipline, not liberalism but correct orientation, not flexibility but rigidity in the formation of the desired mould of citizenship.
  15. 15. National LanguageLinguistic unity is a bindingforce of utmost importancebecause the color and quality ofthe language largely determinethe color and quality of thethought of the people who useit.
  16. 16.  Yokiuku is the classical Japanese. Initially just the language in Tokyo, later was nationalized. Language of Japan has been the most powerful factor not only for the cementing of national unity but also for the phenomenally swift absorption of word culture by modern JapanNational Language
  17. 17.  During the Spanish regime, Spanish was the official language in the Philippines During the American occupation, we were made to adopt English as the medium of instruction on the theory probably that the value of democratic institutions could be understood and appreciated only in that language Sec. 3, Article 8, Gen. Provisions, Original Constitution, “The National Assembly shall take steps towards the development and adoption of a common national language based on one of the existing native languages”Evolution of “Filipino”
  18. 18. Human IndustryIt refers to the developingof able bodied citizens.Above all industries of acountry should be humanindustry. On top of self-sufficiencyin goods and commoditiesand natural resourcesshould be sufficiency inman power.
  19. 19.  To insure the good health of every children born in Japan, the government directly and indirectly cares for the expectant mother, givers her aid in various forms, and protects her well being through the maternity hospitals and confinement advisory institutes of which there are a goodly number all over the country. Child bearing and celebration of marriage are encouragedJapanese Human Industry: Health
  20. 20.  Social legislation are strictly enforced in the form of Factory Law, the Mining Law, and the Health Insurance Law which safeguard the health of women workers, particularly those in the family way. Training and education for the populaceJapanese Human Industry: Labor
  21. 21. Benevolent GovernmentIt is not the form of government butthe substance of government thatdetermines whether it is popular orautocratic.The Government of Japan is farfrom being autocratic andtyrannical.
  22. 22.  A. relative protection of life, liberty and property; B. relative freedom of religion and of worship; and C. relative freedom of speech and of the pressMinimum requirements:Benevolent Government
  23. 23.  The world is governed by God and man, the former in His infinite Wisdom as the Supreme Being and the latter, if morally and intellectually capable. People cannot be both governors and governed at the same time. A good and efficient government, a benevolent government may exist WHEN MEN OF SUPERIOR MORAL AND INTELLECTUAL ENDOWNMENTS ARE IN CONTROL OF STATEBENVOLENT GOVERNMENT:ARISTORCRACY
  24. 24.  A benevolent government is a result of traditional practice of allowing the best- endowned men in the service of the state ample scope and latitude in the exercise of governmental powers. In theory, Japan has the most undemocratic state in the modern world, for it is the only government extant based on the divine right of rulers, but in practice, it is a most benevolent government.
  25. 25.  The government’s concept of its role is that it is the God-chosen custodian of the people, and it therefore, spares neither pains nor effort to improve the economic and cultural conditions of the nation. Japan has attained her present greatness because of mutual trust between the government and the people, and through a long consistent policy of unselfish devotion on the part of the government to the enlightenment, development, and uplift of the entire people
  26. 26.  Greater Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere Regional economyREGIONALISM

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