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The declaration closed with a threat of “prompt and utter destruction,” but did not mention two new factors: impending Soviet entry into the war and already-scheduled atomic strikes.17 With the cabinet divided over how to respond, Premier Suzuki used the phrase mokusatsu—he would ignore the declaration, “treat it with silent contempt.”
Prime Minister Suzuki Kantaro, a long time opponent of the war with the United States, had no choice but to declare mokusatsu: contemptuous silence.
The reviewer chooses to quote a sentence of mine to the effect that the study lacks direct policy implications — and therefore, he implies, it is not worth taking seriously: mokusatsu.
a long time opponent of the war with the United States, had no choice but to declare mokusatsu: contemptuous silence.
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