In this book the author has intended to portray Japan as he finds it rather than as it was in the past.
However, the past is not ignored as it would be both foolish and futile. It is noted whilst there are no parts of Japan, and very few of her people, entirely unaffected by the new civilization, yet there are still some segments which are comparatively unchanged by the new ideas and ideals.
It is observed that although those who have been least affected by the changes are more in number than those who have been most influenced by the change, yet the latter are much more active and powerful than the former.
Table of Contents
I. Physiography II. Industrial Japan III. Travel Transportation Commerce IV. People Houses Food Dress V. Manners and Customs VI. Japanese Traits VII. History (Old Japan) VIII. History (New Japan) IX. Constitutional Imperialism X. Local Self-Government XI. Japan As A World Power XII. Legal Japan XIII. The New Woman in Japan XIV. Language and Literature XV. Education XVI. Aesthetic Japan XVII. Disestablishment Of Shinto XVIII. Confucianism, Bushido, Buddhism XIX. Japanese Christendom XX. Twentieth Century Japan XXI. The Mission of Japan
Ernest W Clement