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Three Motivations on Antarctica in 1911-1912

Kazutada Takeda
Takeda Office of Professional Engineer, Japan

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Published in: 10th QMOD Conference. Quality Management and Organiqatinal Development. Our Dreams of Excellence; 18-20 June; 2007 in Helsingborg; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 26:41, p.

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Published: 2008-02-15


ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


Japan was a country who had almost closed and isolated from the world until 1854; and modern education systems were not applied until 1872. Education and teaching were held in a small informal private school in those days. World affaires were informed to the child by some teachers who concerned through their interests. Shirase was born in 1861 and brought up in rural place; got his primary education in such small school and a teacher told the pupils some stories of exploration performed by Westerners. Shirase was deeply impressed especially by John Franklin’s Arctic expedition; in his eleven years of age. He was inspired in this way and brought up; but how did he keep it; in his life?


Antarctic; motivation; spontaneous; recognition; profit; logical


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