By Richard M. Bueschel
The language of the observe used to be stiff. Written in Tokyo on the finish of November, 1944, after which passed over to the Ministerio De Asuntos Exteriores in Madrid via the japanese governments represen-tative on 2 December, it was once eventually introduced by way of the Spanish Embassy to the us Depart¬ment of nation in Washington, D.C., on four Decem¬ber. As one of many infrequent but rational diplomatic notesexchanged among the 2 basic antagonists of the Pacific warfare, it published way more in regards to the determined security arrangements made through Japan in its final yr of struggle than its writers may have wanted to exhibit.
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Aristotle, who coined the term and the concept of Just War for the Hellenic world, saw it not as an end in and of itself, but as a means to higher goals. He cast war in the light of conﬂict to further peace and justice, which in turn rested on the concept of natural law, a universal and self-vindicating morality rooted in religious or cosmic sanction. Under this view, war became acceptable only as a last resort and only when conducted so as not to preclude the restoration of a lasting peace. To this the Romans appended the role of the polity.
A less famous case occurred in 1091, when Minamoto Yoshiie and his younger brother Yoshitsuna were pulled into a dispute between their retainers, Fujiwara Sanekiyo and Kiyowara Norikiyo, over land rights. 30 28 THE MEANING OF WAR Feuding and self-help In principle, the state’s exclusive right to sanction violence ought to have robbed private war of any rectitude; but clearly it did not. Instead, the notion of Just War seems to have broadened over the course of the tenth to thirteenth centuries, making increasing room for the existence of legitimate battle, even in the absence of formal legality.
9 Any mobilization of more than twenty troops could be undertaken only by imperial edict. The procedures for promulgating such writs were complex, and required the concurrence of the Council of State (daijōkan). This meant that a decision to employ armed force could be effected only with the broad consensus of the ruling class. The issue would ﬁrst be discussed by various deliberative bodies and decided on by the Council of State, whereupon an imperial edict was petitioned for and an order to ﬁght issued in the emperor’s name.
Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu in Japanese Army Air Force Service by Richard M. Bueschel