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Matsumoto Jiichirō and the making of democracy in postwar Japan

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Matsumoto Jiichirō (1887-1966) is best known for his role as leader of the Buraku anti-discrimination movement in Japan. He was chairman and main sponsor of the pre-war Suiheisha and re-assumed a leading role when the movement re-emerged in the late 1940s, creating the Buraku Liberation League in 1955. In addition to this, he was a successful businessman whose construction company, the Matsumoto-gumi, built bridges and public buildings across Fukuoka. His reputation as a role model within the...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/09555800701422837

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Japan Forum Journal website
Volume:
19
Issue:
2
Pages:
217-238
Publication date:
2007-07-05
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EISSN:
1469-932X
ISSN:
0955-5803
URN:
uuid:7ecdcfb6-3d5c-4d82-96f2-99dbbd27af4a
Local pid:
ora:3856

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