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  • They felt that nothing could stand in the way of the march toward global dominance by the leading race hakko ichiu,the eight corners of the world under one roof.

    Sea of Thunder

  • Matsumoto, after saying that “globalism” which I took to mean “globalization” is similar but perhaps more dangerous than was the idea of an “East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere,” then joked that perhaps the best translation of “globalism” was “hakko ichiu,” a wartime slogan meaning roughly “eight corners of the world under one roof.”

    National Museum of Japanese History On-Line


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