Eppstein, Ury

Beginnings of Western Music in Meiji Era Japan
1994 0-7734-9151-1
This investigation into the introduction of Western music into the educational system of Japan reveals the existence of conflicting tendencies within both the Early Meiji period and then again in the Late Meiji period. While the acceptance of other Western cultural values in Japan, such as philosophy, the arts, natural sciences, and many more, have been studied extensively, this book contributes on a subject not treated in great detail until now.