This week, we review and analyze Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ (機動戦士ガンダムΖΖ) episode 16 - “Melee Aboard the Argama” (アーガマの白兵戦) - discuss our first impressions, and provide commentary and research on composer Ferdinand Beyer, the rules of war regarding "perfidy," and extramarital romantic and sexual relationships in Japan.
- Wikipedia page for Ferdinand Beyer, with references linking his piece to piano-curricula in Japan.
- A paper outlining an electronic support system for self-learning piano at the beginner stage. Beyer is highlighted as one of two foundational texts for beginning piano education.
- Scans of historic versions of Vorschule im Klavierspiel (or Beginning Piano School / Elementary Instruction Book for the Piano) op.101 in several languages (public domain)
- Wikipedia pages for the Geneva Conventions, "perfidy," "ruse de guerre" (a trick or stratagem that is not perfidy), and "false flag" operations.
- Relevant articles about the "rules of war" :
History of the law of war on land, June 30, 2000, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 838, by Howard S. Levie
The 'Rules Of War' Are Being Broken. What Exactly Are They?, June 28, 2018, from NPR's "Goats and Soda: Stories of Life in a Changing World," by Joanne Lu
The Laws of War in Ancient Greece, from Law and History Review, Volume 26, Issue 3, Fall 2008, pp. 469-489, by Adriaan Lanni
“Sailing Under False Colors” An Historic Ruse De Guerre, from Coriolis: the Interdisciplinary Journal of Maritime Studies, Vol 5 No. 2 (2015), by Hank Whipple_
* Definition of Perfidy from the International Committee of the Red Cross._
- Book chapter and journal article address extramarital relationships in Japan:
Dales, Laura, and Beverley Anne Yamamoto. “Romantic and Sexual Intimacy before and beyond Marriage.” Intimate Japan: Ethnographies of Closeness and Conflict, by Allison Alexy and Emma E. Cook, University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2019, pp. 104–125. (Available for free if you have a Kindle or the Kindle App)
Lin, Ho Swee. “‘Playing Like Men’: The Extramarital Experiences of Women in Contemporary Japan.” Ethnos, vol. 77, no. 3, Sept. 2012, pp. 321–343., doi:10.1080/00141844.2011.613532.
- Japan Today article covering 2018 survey about “cheating,” broken down by gender, age, and marital status.
- Discussion of negative employment consequences of workplace affairs in Japan (and court interpretations of labor law vis a vis these affairs and company policies around them).
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