Japan's Policies and Purposes: Selections from Recent Addresses and Writings

Japan's Policies and Purposes: Selections from Recent Addresses and Writings

Japan's Policies and Purposes: Selections from Recent Addresses and Writings

Japan's Policies and Purposes: Selections from Recent Addresses and Writings

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It is one of the many admirable American traits always to be ready and even eager to listen to what the other side has to say. On many occasions during the past few years -- far more frequently than one would expect in any other country -- I was asked to speak and write more or less publicly in the United States. And I have been deeply impressed by the open-mindedness and courtesy with which my utterances were uniformly received.

Now at the instance of several of my friends, I have decided to have a selection of my recent addresses and writings published in the present form. Having been originally intended for different audiences and readers at different periods, they contain repetitions of the same ideas and suffer from noticeable inconformity in style and tone, although omissions and alterations have been made where the contexts permit. But I hope the reader will discern, running through the whole of the compilation, a consistent and straightforward interpretation of Japan's thoughts and purposes, from which her policies naturally flow.

The arduous task of selecting and editing the papers has been performed by my old and trusted friend, Mr. Frederick Moore, to whom my sincere . . .

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