Collected Writings of J. A. A. Stockwin: Part 1 by J.A.A. Stockwin

By J.A.A. Stockwin

The quantity opens with a close autobiographical comic strip of the author's unique 'meeting with Japan', which begun in 1961after taking over a publish at ANU, Canberra (the results of a profitable reaction to an ad within the Manchester Guardian). After twenty-one years in Australia, Arthur Stockwin moved again to the united kingdom to take the chair of the then recently-established Nissan Institute of jap experiences. He used to be to be in put up there additionally for twenty one years, his retirement coinciding with booklet of his Dictionary of the trendy Politics of Japan (Routledge, 2003).

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The 1974 turnout was, however, higher than in any of the Kyōto prefectural governorship elections before 1970. 6. In the first national general election following the introduction of universal manhood suffrage, that of 1928, eight candidates of ‘proletarian parties’ were elected. Of these, two, Mizutani Chōsaburō and Yamamoto Senji, were elected from Kyōto. 7. Details are taken from Ninagawa Torazō, Ryakureki (Short Curriculum Vitae), Kyōto, 1974. Shifting alignments in Japanese party politics 31 8.

The long period in which Ninagawa, as governor, faced a hostile conservative majority in the prefectural assembly, is blamed for having led the JSP to defend him uncritically. Thus, according to the platform, ‘…even if the aim of the argument is to secure genuine local autonomy, we are guilty of misleading the local people if we argue that, just because we have a progressive Governor, all aspects of his regime are democratic. 17 The JCP is accused of blatant opportunism in having failed to cooperate consistently with Ninagawa in the 1950s and then, as it built up its own strength in the prefecture, having used him for its own ends.

No. 8, 1 December, 1973, p. 1. 24. In broad terms Ohashi can be considered the candidate of the branch’s right wing, and Tsubono of its left wing. See Kyōto Shimbun, 4 November, 1973. Stockwin 32 25. Fu Hombu Hō, No. 8, 1 December, 1973, pp. 1–2. 26. , pp. 2–3. 27. On the other hand, the KP leaders had experienced something of a rank and file revolt when they decided to support a Socialist-Communist-backed candidate for the mayoralty of Nagoya, so they had to tread carefully. Mainichi Shimbun, 12 January, 1974.

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