This chapter discusses the seeds of a grassroots imperialism built upon the blood and sacrifices of the people subjected to Japanese imperialism, such as the Ainu, the Koreans, the Taiwanese, and so on. Following a wartime shortage of rice and other necessities, the general sentiment in Japan was one of dissatisfaction as the Sino-Japanese war dragged on and living conditions deteriorated; yet this same sentiment did not call for peace but for a speedy resolution to the conflict. Under these dire economic straits, the people turned to the New Order Movement, a Japanese-style fascist movement whose influence would touch base at the grassroots level and eventually blossom into a sense of ethnic superiority that justified Japan's acts of war by their presumed role as Asia's leaders and saviors.
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