Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact


SDHF Newsletter No.85 Henry Stokes Summary

Falsehoods of the Allied Nations’ Victorious Views of History,
as Seen by a British Journalist
By Henry S. Stokes, former Tokyo Bureau Chief of The New York Times

Summary by Aldric Hama (Ph.D)

November 5, 2014

Mr. Henry Scott Stokes gives his candid observations on his vibrant life in Japan as the longest serving gaijin kisha, foreign correspondent, in Japan and attacks historical myths cited as facts and evidence of Japan’s past aggression. As one who has lived in Japan for over 50 years, Mr. Stokes has made acquaintances with the elite of Japanese society, including famed novelist and activist Yukio Mishima, the subject of Mr. Stokes’ biographic, The Life and Death of Yukio Mishima. Mr. Stokes was the only foreign correspondent who had ready access to Mishima, who spoke freely on matters important to Japan including her lost sense of “Japanese essence” and “Japanese uniqueness”. Underlying this loss is the total enthrallment of the Japanese people by a post-war view of history and an utterly alien world view fabricated and forced upon them by the West.

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MOTEKI Hiromichi, Secretary General
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact