Very interesting read.
Stan posted the 2nd interesting installment yesterday. There is a great photo Stan added that includes: Rinjiro Shirata, Tsutomu Yukawa, Tesshin Hoshi, Kaoru Funahashi, Kiyoshi Nakakura, Morihei Ueshiba, Gozo Shioda, Hatsu Ueshiba, Zenzaburo Akazawa, Kenji Tomiki, and a very young Kisshomaru Ueshiba all posing together from 1933.
(Presumedly it is a non-altered version.)
It is interesting to observe that Stan felt a few "balancing" notes were called for to help maintain historical accuracy, rather than a promoted political expediency.