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Training Manuals for Military Personnel in the Meiji Period (1868-1912)

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The article discusses training manuals for military personnel which were the basis of the ideological education of soldiers and officers in the Imperial Japanese Army. These manuals, being an important instrument of ideological education, played an important part in the life of Japanese society in the Meiji period. Their authors took into account all possible aspects of the military service, seeking to give answers and explanations to all questions of spiritual, legal, and practical character. Those manuals regulated every movement of the soldiers, shaping their consciousness and way of thinking.

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E. M. Osmanov
Saint Petersburg State University
Russian Federation


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For citations:

Osmanov E.M. Training Manuals for Military Personnel in the Meiji Period (1868-1912). Russian Japanology Review. 2020;3(1):65-76. (In Russ.)

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