The considerable connection between Europe and Asia seen from epigraphic view point
Prof. Nobuhiro Yoshida
Light of letters moved from the east to the west. Our fieldwork for these 20 years have found and identified no less than 3000 engraved rocks and holy altar (Iwakura) rocks at about 600 ruins in Japan.
Judging from all such integrated data and finds, we can safely suppose that a lot of waves of cultures with many people flowed into
prehistoric Japan from various places over seas and lands somehow. Through our studies, we have found that sumerian, Celtic, Indian, Arabian and other western cultures continued to flow into the Far East waves after waves, although traditional academism in Japan used to insist that main cultural waves were fronChina and Korea with stoneheaded belief that there had been no alphabets or letters before Kanji, Chinese letters were officially introduced into Japan by Yamato Dynasty. This stubborn thesis, however, has come to be forced to fade or denied by scholars of foresight and labour who belong mainly to the Institute for the Studies of American Cultures and the Epigraphic Society both of which consist of members of the Harvard School or the States Universities of America, who had been long proposing their theses That sumerian or Celtic waves of cultures must have washed the Japanese islands in prehistoric ages until they naturalized there.