Reseña del editor
From the launching in 1850 of Commodore Perry sflagship, the Susquehanna, which I witnessed, to the end of the life of Mutsuhito the Great, in July, 1912, and the world events in 1915, my interest in Japan has never flagged. The present volume was written in large part during the lifetime of the august monarch, but the manuscript was withheld for much the same reasons of delicacy that prompt one to refrain from publishing the letters of a friend in the lifetime of their writer. In this age, however, the people who revere their great rulers memory should fear neither the light of investigation nor the revelation of a human life, in however exalted a position. Mikadoism is the symbol of all that is dear to the Japanese; yet, like all social forces, whether religion, or the magic of a great name, or the .national flag, the dogma is often abused by itsy so-called friends, is made an unnecessary engine I of cruelty, or is debased to selfish or mercenary purposes.
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