Follow this for a very informative article on Japanese Confucianism. The entire article is worth reading. Section 3.3 made me think about Gillian Russell’s article “Epistemic Viciousness in the Martial Arts”.Section 4 discusses the Meiji restoration and the (Confucian) scholar Yoshida Shoin as well as Inoue Tetsujiro’s contribution to the development of Bushido. Click Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy-Japanese Confucian Philosophy

For a more detailed discusion of the Mito School of Confucianism and the Meiji restoration click here.