Kaempfer wrote in late 1600’s
120 years ago in 1893 Professor Inoue Tetsujiro wrote as follows in response to similar antics of theirs
Neonationalism, Religion, and Patriotic Education in Post-disaster Japan Mark R. Mullins *Catholic Church*
Xtian teachers refuse to sing Japanese national anthem using spurious excuses. Remind u of anything about Vande Mataram etc?
The Invention of Religion in Japan By Jason Ananda Josephson