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great opportunity tonight to ex
plain to you. "What is in the eyes
of every Japanese the ideal person
ality." In other words, I shall des
cribe to you what Bort of personality
the Japanese regard as their ideal
and a struggling to gain and shall
thereby try to correct your mis
taken opinion of Japanese, if any
of you here possess it. And per
chance if any of you here tonight
should speak to the Japanese on the
ideal American personality, these
two occasions would enable the A?
merican and Japanese to have
deeply-penetrated understanding of
their friendly relationship, and
would contribute the element .of
permanency to it.
I myself, who do not have a clear
knowledge of and also who do not
have an ideal American personality'
positively believe that it is based
on Christ-like personality. Japan
ese personality, on the contrary, is
based on the Bushide. Now, what
does it mean Bushide? According
to Professor Nitobe, the Bushide, as
the Japanese interprets it, is deeper
in its meaning than the chivalry
of the European knights. It is the
"Teachings Of Samurai Behav
iour," the moral ideals which the
Busi or Samurai honors and strives
to practice in his daily life-. - Its
foundations are Buddhism, Shinto
ism and the religious-ethical teach
ings of Confucianism, Tonight, I
shall attempt to discuss what may
be regarded "the great fruits of
this way of life, which is the center
of gravity of the Japanese persona
lity. In my opinion, the primary and
most fundamental element of Japa
nese personality is Righteousness.
Righteousness is the way of practice
in accordance with principle of Jus
tice toward one's country, toward
society, toward the parents, the
relatives, and the friends. It is to
forget self, and to identify one
self with a higher cause, to honor
and follow the great truth of the
world and the "law deeply written
in the heart of every man," even
under conditions most trying,
whether in the presence of sudden
danger, calamity, or revernes. Be
cause of the characteristic, I believe
some of vou, Americans, may think
that the Japanese can not assimilate
and are very dangerous people.
That is a great illusion. Right
eousness of Bushido i s to fol
low the great truth of the world
and the law of the Universal God.
It is not to injure the other country
or the other person, and to seek the
prosperity of one's own country,
or the welfare of oneself. Bushido
inculcates to efface self, and to
indentify oneself with the righteous
ness, o r the highter cause. In
Christian words, it means to cast a-
way self, and to live in the Christ's
BDirit. Riehteousnese of Bushido
is this Christ-like spirit.
The second essential is courage
It is fearlessness to practice the
right , not to be hindered by others
in the practice of righteousness. It
is not the spirit of a militaristic na
tion. The third essential of, Japa
nese personality fully explains this.
Bushi or Samurai regards righteous
ness and courage as their life. Yet,
he does dot forget the ideal of Bene-
or benevolence is still the great stan
dard of Japanese people. It always
rouses in the heart of every Japanese
inexplicable feeling 0 1 warmth.
It spurs them to gain the same ideal.
There is an old story, which clearly
teaches the practice of benevolence.
Once two great feudal lords were en
gaging in a fierce warfare. The news
of the scarcity of salt in the enemy's
country came to one of these bellig
erent lords. This lord immediate
ly supplied his enemy with the salt,
saying he can not bear to see his
opponent suffer thus. His warfare,
he declared, is with bow and arrow,
and not with salt. Few years ago,
when General Nogi, who best illus
trated the Bushido, erected the
huge monument to t h e Russian
heroes, left a great example of this
ideal. H e embraced a Russian
captain who had fought courageous
ly in the defense of Port Arthur,
and said the enemy, who is always
mighty and strong, is also mighty
as an ally. Man without this benev
olence was never regarded as a true
There are many other ideals in
the Bushido. But I regard these
three as the most essential, and
shall therefore pass over the others.
One thing I must say. That is the
relationship of Japanese personality
and the woman. In its nature, Bu
shido is primarily the manly ways of
life. Woman, therefore, is one who
effaces self, and who completely
lives in the life of mart. That spirit
in turn well illustrates the spirit of
Bushido. The most essential virture
of Japanese Womanhood is chastity.
A woman born in asamurai-home is
always given a small dagger, - when
grown up, to protect her chastity.
Whenever her chastity is endanger
ed, she kills herself with it. A wo
man who has no self -consciousness,
and who thinks herself a mere tool
of man is not at all an ideal Japa
nese woman. A Japanese woman
never disputes with the man. She
sacrifices her whole body and soul to
him. That is for the sole purpose of
relieving the man from the constant
domestic worries and of encouraging
the man to live the life of righteous
ness. In the event of man forgetting
the practice of righteousness, through
his devotion to his wife, the woman
kills herself that she might not be
the stumbling block of her husband.
Such examples are innumerable in
Japan of today is different from
Japan of yesterday. The great tradi
tions of Bushido have declined.
Many different thoughts have come
into the national life, and many
great changes have sprung up. But
the life of the nation is preserved by
old teaching of Bushido. If the
Hawaiian-born Japanese had been
educated in the Bushido, the citi
zenship campaign would not have
been necessary." They would have
applied the Bushido, and should
have become of their own accord
the good and loyal American citi
zens. I regret that this essence of
Bushido had not been well impress
ed in the mind of the Hawaiian
born Japanese, through the lack of
training along the same line on the
part of their parents.
I repeat again that the American
and Japanese personalities have
great intimacy in their fundamen
tals. I tell it now to you that in
the event of your guiding the Japa
nese or Hawaiian born Japanese
your precise understanding of the
Japanese personality will give you
great help. In different planta
tions there are many Christian
ministers, priests, and schoolteach
ers. Their form of faith may be
different. But all are striving to
upbuild Japanese character on the
lais of the ideal Japanese per
sonality. By coming in do e con
tact with these people, you will all
bj able to gain great help.
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Next Sunday's Baseball
The baseball games next Sunday
in the final series will be as follows:
1st. bat. vs. 3rd. bat., atMakaweli.
Hoop. Corps vs. 2nd. bat., at Kealia.
There are only three more sets of
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on, the final windup being in Li
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For The House
August, 29, 191C.
To The Voters of Kauai:
I hereby announce my candidacy
as a Republican for nomination at
forthcoming primary election for
the House of Representatives, and
solicit the votes and support of all
If nominated and elected I prom
ise my beat efforts in behalf of Ka
uai and the Territory.
I John de C. Jabvis.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1916
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1916. in the Court Room of the
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same can be heard.
Dated Lihue, Kauai, August 16,
Assistant Clerk, Circuit Court
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Aug. 2-29. Sept. 5-12-19-26.
For The House
David Kanealii. of Wainiha,
Haualei, Kauai, hereby announces
himself to be a candidate for nom
ination by the Republican Prim
ary for the House of Representa
tives. Wainiha. Hanalei, May 15. 1916.
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