Japanese Guys And Protest Essay

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Both Tanaka Shozo and Sakura Sogoro believed that protest was any form of expression or objection by words or actions to an event, government policy or situation. Protest happen all over the world. They range from non-violent demonstrations, to full scale riots. Tanaka Shozo and Sakura Sogoro were both pioneers of non-violent communication. They believed that more could be said with words and non-violent acts, than with violence. The history of protest dates back thousands of years, some of the first recorded protest were in Japan.
Tanaka Shozo was a prominent Nineteenth Century Japanese politician and the first conservatism in the history of Japan. In his article ...view middle of the document...

One would think that a country that was highly disciplined and had citizens who were loyal to their emperors would not have protested, but protest happened. Particularly in the period of the industrial revolution, this had two phases. The first industrial revolution phase occurred between 1603 and 1868, and the second phase happened directly after the first in 1868 and spanned to 1912. (Shoji and Sugai, 2014).
All throughout the industrial revolution there were protest about the changes made to work and society. Some people wanted the change, others did not. Sakura Sogoro was a legendary farmer who appealed to the shogun of his region in 1652. At this time he was serving as the head man of his village. He pleaded with the shogun to relieve the taxes on the peasents and ease the burden on them. With all of the taxes and bad crops, people were in unrest. Appealing to the shogun during this period was illegal.
Sakura and his family were arrested and executed by crucifixion in 1653. Sakura’s death sparked unrest in his village, the people began to call him the self-sacrificing man. He was fair and did what he could for all of his town’s people. For example, the protest over the copper mine poisoning that caused all of trees around the mine to die in 1884, this protest was a just cause. The people wanted to protect their land.( Shoji and Sugai, 2014). Sakura would have supported such a protest.
Sakura saw all people as equal. He wanted the people in his village to have just as many rights and privileges as the royals did. Sakura and Shozo were not much different. Though they were worlds apart in time periods, they both seemed to care for all life and thought that if one were to protest, they had to care enough about the resource they were protecting, to truly...

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