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Old 08-20-2012, 04:52 AM   #10
Alex Megann
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Re: Hiroshi Tada Interview, Part 2

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Jørgen Jakob Friis wrote: View Post
News to me that O-sensei was associated with extreme right-wing people. Would have expected otherwise..
Given that most of his sponsors (as well as many of his early students) were high-ranking military officers, perhaps not too surprising...

Also, he was an avid scholar of Japanese Shinto literature, which does somewhat elevate the position of the Japanese nation in the world (though Omoto-Kyo tended to have a slightly more internationalist view).

Alex
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