The Mathematician K. Ogura and the “Greater East Asia War”

  • Tetu Makino


Kinnosuke Ogura (1885-1962) was an excellent Japanese mathematician, struggling for the modernization and democratization of his home country. However, during the Sino-Japanese War, Ogura was trapped in the mobilization of the Tennoist aggression against China. This paper provides some evidence, seeks for an explanation, and draws some tentative conclusions.


Science Education Mathematics Education Class Society Chinese Mathematic Japanese Translation 
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  • Tetu Makino
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  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringYamaguchi University UbeJapan

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