Elementary School Principal
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|1913-1927 Elementary School Principal|
|1913||Apr 4||42||Appointed principal of Tosei Elementary School and its affiliated Shitaya night school.
As principal of Taisho Elementary School, 1919
|1914||Jan 20||43||Birth of third daughter, Tsuna.|
|July 28||World War I commences.|
|Sep 25||Publication of the eleventh edition of The Geography of Human Life with revisions and additional materials.|
|1916||May 2||45||Appointed principal of the newly-established Taisho Elementary School (serving concurrently as principal of Tosei Elementary School).|
|Sep 25||Publication of Chirikyoju no hoho oyobi naiyo no kenkyu (Researches into Methods and Content in the Teaching of Geography). more>>|
|Dec 22||Replaced as principal of Tosei Elementary School, serving full-time as principal of Taisho Elementary School.|
|1917||Nov 30||46||Death of Makiguchi's mother, Ine (aged 69).|
|1918||Mar 31||47||Appointed principal of Taisho Elementary School night school.|
|1919||Feb 16||48||Birth of fourth daughter, Kimi.|
|Dec||Removed as principal of Taisho Elementary School. more>>|
|Dec 12||Appointed principal of Nishimachi Elementary School.|
|1920||49||Early in 1920, Makiguchi is visited by Jogai (later, Josei) Toda, who had come to Tokyo from Hokkaido. The two discuss Japan's future and educational theory and practice at length. Later, Toda is employed as a temporary substitute teacher at Nishimachi Elementary School.
Jogai (Josei) Toda, aged 17, holding his teaching license
|Apr||Removed as principal of Nishimachi Elementary School. more>>|
|June 22||Appointed principal of Mikasa Elementary School and night school.
"Free meals for children of poor families." Tokyo Yomiuri Shimbun reports on Makiguchi's school-lunch initiatives at Mikasa Normal Elementary School.
|Nov 15||Japan becomes a charter member of the League of Nations.|
|1922||Jan 26||51||Death of Makiguchi's adoptive mother, Tori (aged 77)|
|Apr 15||Appointed principal of Shirokane Elementary School.
With students from Shirokane Elementary School, 1922 (front row, center)
|Sep 4-5||Presents a petition to the Metropolitan Police Headquarters demanding lower entrance fees for public baths for the sake of the health of children.|
|Nov 19||Attends, with Toda, the first of Albert Einstein's public lectures in Tokyo.|
|1923||May 25||52||Publication of the eighth edition of Research into Community Studies as the Integrating Focus of School Education.|
|July 12||Publication of a revised version of The Geography of Human Life in a smaller print format. This is the final edition of the book to be published.|
|Sep 1||The Great Kanto Earthquake devastates the Tokyo-Yokohama area.
|Sep 17||The pupils of Shirokane Elementary School form the Shozenkai at Makiguchi's prompting, to provide relief to victims of the Great Kanto Earthquake. more>>|
|1924||Sep||53||Attends the completion ceremony for Jishu Gakkan, a private school set up by Toda.
At Jishu Gakkan (front row, 4th from left) with Josei Toda (front row, 3rd from right)
|Dec 11||Death of second son, Zenji, of tuberculosis (aged 22).|
|1925||Mar 29||54||The Diet passes a universal manhood suffrage bill.|
|Apr 22||The Peace Preservation Law takes effect. more>>|
|1926||Dec 25||55||Emperor Taisho dies; the Showa Era begins.|
|1927||Apr 6||56||Shigetaka Shiga, Makiguchi's long-standing friend who helped prepare The Geography of Human Life for publication, dies of blood poisoning. more>>|
|May||A new three-story reinforced concrete facility is completed at Shirokane Elementary School thanks to Makiguchi's efforts.|