War and Diplomacy in the Japanese Empire10/02/2012 djlatour 0 Comments
Category: Science & Mathematics
- Type: Paperback
- Pages: 524 pages
- ISBN: none
- ASIN: 9781136917738
- Edition Language: English
The author had access to many Japanese texts and private documents dealing with undercurrents of diplomacy and with constitutional history; he also had the advantage of knowing the Japanese attitude towards life and politics, the terrific force of Japan s traditions as they are brought to bear on international relations, while at the same time possessing the necessary perspective provided by occidental training in analysis and criticism. The result is a revealing and careful exposition of the structure and psychology of the Japanese government, from the Emperor down, and the only history of Japanese diplomacy as a cause of war that has ever been written.