Geography of Human Life
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|1901-1912 Geography of Human Life|
|1901||Apr 24||30||Leaves Sapporo for Tokyo together with his wife and children.|
|1902||Spring||31||Visits the geographer Shigetaka Shiga (1863-1927), author of the noted work Nihon fukeiron (Japanese Landscapes). more>>|
|Aug 4||Birth of second son, Zenji.|
|1903||Oct 15||32||Publication of Makiguchi's first major work, Jinsei chirigaku (The Geography of Human Life).
Jinsei chirigaku (The Geography of Human Life)
|Nov 1||Becomes secretary of Meikeikai, the alumni association of Tokyo Higher Normal School, the nation's premier teacher training institute.|
|1904||Jan 3||33||Becomes editor of the periodical Kyoiku (Education) published by Meikeikai (until Nov 1905).
With readers of the girls' magazine, Nihon no Shojo (Japanese Girls)
|Feb 10||Japan declares war on Russia.|
|Starts teaching geography at Kobun College, an institute for Chinese exchange students (until April 1907).
Commemorative photo with graduates of Kobun College (2nd row, 3rd from right)
|1905||Feb 20||Birth of second daughter, Izumi.|
|Mar||Employed as a teacher at Toa Girls School (until April 1907).|
|May||Establishes Dainippon Society for Further Education for Young Women, serving as general manager. more>>|
|Sep 5||Japanese and Russian representatives sign the Treaty of Portsmouth.|
|Nov 17||The Korean-Japanese Convention makes Korea a Japanese protectorate.|
|1906||35||Starting in 1906, edits and publishes Daikatei (The Great Family), a correspondence learning publication for girls.|
|1907||Feb||36||Appointed general manager of the publisher of the magazine Nihon no shojo (Japanese Girls).
Nihon no Shojo (Japanese Girls)
|Apr 8||Birth of third son, Yozo.|
|1908||Aug||37||Resigns from Dainippon Society for Further Education for Young Women.|
|Oct 18||Publication of the eighth edition of The Geography of Human Life with several new chapters.|
|1909||Feb 2||38||Appointed Senior Instructor at Fujimi Elementary School in Tokyo.|
|May 2||Meets Kunio Yanagita (1883-1959), considered the founder of Japanese folklore studies, beginning a period of exchange and collaboration.|
|1910||Apr 23||39||Resigns from Fujimi Elementary School.|
|June 21||Birth of fourth son, Choshi.|
|Aug 6||Starts editing geography textbooks for the Ministry of Education.|
|Starts attending the monthly meetings of the Kyodokai Community Studies Research Group, a cross-disciplinary research group founded on Dec 4, 1910, whose members included educator and internationalist Inazo Nitobe (1862-1933) and Kunio Yanagita.
With Kyodokai members, 1922 (far left)
|Aug 29||The treaty of annexation, signed between Japan and Korea on August 22, takes effect.|
|1911||Aug||40||Conducted a survey of mountain communities in Kyushu (Oita and Kumamoto Prefectures) commissioned by the Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce.|
|1912||July 30||41||Emperor Meiji dies, and the Taisho Era begins.|
|Nov 23||Publication of Kyoju no togo chushin toshite no kyodoka kenshu (Research into Community Studies as the Integrating Focus of School Education).
Tokyo, early 20th century