topic deals with modern Japanese views on Great Japanese Empire and the role of
Nakajima Atsushi in them. Usually empires mean something bad in national
discourses, but after the split of Soviet Union some social scientists started
to analyze empires from the colonizers side and try to deal with them less
negatively. In my research I am trying to find out how some Japanese
anthropologists and historians are following this new analytical approach and
if it has something to do with the rediscovery of Nakajima`s literal works.