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Excerpt from Famous People of Japan: Ancient and ModernThe object of this book is to present in a concise form some information about the famous people of Japan. This information might be much extended and the number of people dealt with might beMoreExcerpt from Famous People of Japan: Ancient and ModernThe object of this book is to present in a concise form some information about the famous people of Japan. This information might be much extended and the number of people dealt with might be much increased- but this would defeat the object of the book. We have tried to give what we consider is most needed by the general reader, whose time is limited and whose interest in the subject is not that of a specialist. With this aim in view we have had to consider as much what to leave out as what to put in, so as to make the book sufficient for its purpose without being redundant. The people we have written about are known to almost every Japanese- and if an educated man in this country were asked to make a list of a hundred representative famous and well-known persons, probably ninety percent of the ones we have chosen would be included in the list.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.