Japanese author, educator, and publisher Written By: See Article History Fukuzawa Yukichi, born January 10,Buzen, Japan—died February 3,TokyoJapanese author, educator, and publisher who was probably the most-influential man outside government service in the Japan of the Meiji Restorationfollowing the overthrow of the Tokugawa shogunate.
Upon his return inFukuzawa became an official translator for the Tokugawa bakufu. Inhe visited Europe as one of the two English translators in bakufu's man embassy, the First Japanese Embassy to Europe. In Russia, the embassy unsuccessfully negotiated for the southern end of Sakhalin in Japanese Karafuto.
The books describe western culture and institutions in simple, easy to understand terms, and they became immediate best-sellers.
Fukuzawa was soon regarded as the foremost expert on all things western, leading him to conclude that his mission in life was to educate his countrymen in new ways of thinking in order to enable Japan to resist European imperialism.
In he changed the name of the school he had established to teach Dutch to Keio Gijukuand from then on devoted all his time to education.
He had even added Public speaking to the educational system's curriculum. Under the name Keio-Gijuku Universityit became a leader in Japanese higher education. He often spoke up in favor of equality between husbands and wives, the education of girls as well as boys, and the equal love of daughters and sons.
However, even Fukuzawa was not willing to propose completely equal rights for men and women; only for husbands and wives. He also stated in his book New Greater Learning for Women that a good marriage was always the best outcome for a young woman, and according to some of Fukuzawa's personal letters, he discouraged his friends from sending their daughters on to higher education so that they would not become less desirable marriage candidates.
Many in Japan were incredibly reluctant to challenge the traditional gender roles, in spite of numerous individuals speaking up in favor of greater gender equality.
After suffering a stroke on January 25,Fukuzawa Yukichi died on February 3. He was buried at Zenpuku-jiin the Azabu area of Tokyo. Works[ edit ] Fukuzawa's writings may have been the foremost of the Edo period and Meiji period.
They played a large role in the introduction of Western culture into Japan. It was his first publication. He translated it to Japanese and he added the Japanese translations to the original textbook. His inspiration for writing the books came when he tried to teach world geography to his sons.
At the time there were no textbooks on the subject, so he decided to write one himself. He then wrote Sekai Kunizukushi in six volumes in the same lyrical style. The first volume covered Asian countries, the second volume detailed African countries, European countries were discussed in the third, South American countries in the fourth, and North American countries and Australia in the fifth.Yukichi Fukuzawa (福沢 諭吉, Fukuzawa Yukichi) is the President of the Armed Detective Company.
Fukuzawa is a tall man who always has a stern expression over his face. He has long silver hair, which end just above his leslutinsduphoenix.com: "Silver Wolf". In March , Junji Banno published the new interpretation of "Datsu-A Ron" in the commentary of Fukuzawa Yukichi Sensyu (福沢諭吉選集, “Selected works of Yukichi Fukuzawa”) vol.7, ISBN , suggesting it was addressing the failure of Koreans to organize an effective political reform faction.
Fukuzawa Yukichi (福澤 諭吉 Yukichi Fukuzawa; 10 January – 3 February ) was a Japanese author, writer, teacher, entrepreneur and political theorist whose ideas about government and social institutions made a lasting impression on a rapidly changing Japan .
Yukichi Fukuzawa () was a leading figure in the cultural revolution that transformed Japan from an isolated feudal nation into a full-fledged player in the modern world.
Fukuzawa Yukichi: Fukuzawa Yukichi, Japanese author, educator, and publisher who was probably the most-influential man outside government service in the Japan of the Meiji Restoration (), following the overthrow of the Tokugawa shogunate.
He led the struggle to . Fukuzawa Yukichi (福澤 諭吉 Yukichi Fukuzawa; 10 January – 3 February ) was a Japanese author, writer, teacher, entrepreneur and political theorist whose ideas about government and social institutions made a lasting impression on a rapidly changing Japan during the period known as the Meiji Era..