The ideas of the museum by Sadao Araki during the
Second Sino-Japanese War period (1937-45) [Part I]
A Study of the background that Sadao Araki (1877-1966) emphasized
importance of the museum when he was the chairman of the Japanese
Association of Museums (1940), as followings:
I. He had a sense of incompatibility to the school system of Japanese modern
ages since the boyhood, because of the influence received from his father who
managed the old – fashioned private school.
II. He was impressed with “The International Museum of War and Peace
at Lucerne” during his stay in Europe as Major or officer from The Japanese
Embassy in Sankt Petersburg around 1913.
III. He might plan the establishment of a Science Museum in the beginning
of the Showa era.
IV. He contributed to the advancement of science during his term of Minister
of Education (1938-1939) with the first Konoe Cabinet.