Hirohito and War: Imperial Tradition and Military Decision Making in Prewar Japan (Google eBook)

Front Cover
University of Hawaii Press, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 294 pages
1 Review
The debate over Emperor Hirohito's accountability for government decisions and military operations up to the end of the World War II began before the end of the war and has continued even after his death. This book documents this controversy while providing insights into the Showa emperor's role in military planning in imperial Japan. It argues that Hirohito both knew of and participated in such planning and offers evidence that he was informed well in advance of the planned attack on Pearl Harbor.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction
1
Imperial Navy Planning and the Emperor
12
Pearl Harbor and Decision Making
33
Tōjō and the Emperor Mutual Political Convictions
61
Scientism History and Confucianism An Emperors Education
82
Ancient Institutions and Foreign Cultures New Interpretations for Modern Times
114
Hirohitos First Adviser Count Makino Nobuaki
139
Conclusion
179
Appendixes
203
Notes
223
Bibliography
269
Index
281
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1998)

Wetzler is professor of Japanese business, politics, and language at the East Asia Institute of the Ludwigshafen School of Business Administration in Germany

Bibliographic information