Japan and North America: First contacts to the Pacific War

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Ellis S. Krauss, Benjamin Nyblade
Taylor & Francis, 2004 - Canada - 408 pages
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This collection makes available key articles on the Japan-North American relationship from the Meiji era to the present. Volume one focuses on the necessity of Japanese modernization post-1868 and examines the build-up to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbour. Volume two looks at the post-war period, in which US forces occupied Japan and were instrumental in its rebuilding as an economic superpower. In the years following this Japan and North America enjoyed a close yet occasionally fraught relationship, as competitors and allies. Volume two also examines the cultural ramifications of the influence of North America on Japan, and vice versa. Titles also available in this series include, Japan and South East Asia: International Relations (2001, 2 volumes, 295) and the forthcoming title Japanese Linguistics (2005, 3 volumes, c.425).
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART
2
From crisis to Cold War cornerstone controversy
11
How to think about economic competition from Japan 219
17
manifest destiny modernisation
25
selfdefense
27
The first Japanese embassy to the United States
37
why gaiatsu
40
the background
167
the origins of the Second World
181
Tokyo confronts terror
187
Japans dual hedge
198
one road to Pearl Harbor
202
The origins of the Pacific War
230
PART 9
251
deterrence theory and decision theory
255

the Japanese
62
Canada and the myth of the Japan market 18961911
89
from friendly irritants
109
A dangerous shift in defense policy
112
The case for a strong defense
119
PARTS
125
evolution of a strategy
130
from fear of abandonment to fear
131
six years later
143
Beyond selfdefence? Evaluating Japans regional security
152
Japans special interests and the Washington Conference
157
Economic ties 209
261
The decision to use the atomic bomb
281
Marshall Truman and the decision to drop the bomb
297
Revitalizing CanadaJapan economic relations
302
The shock of the atomic bomb and Japans decision
316
Japan confronts need
337
Hiroshimas and Nagasakis in Japanese memory
345
World War II in the American
368
Japans plans for museum on World War II mired in dispute
386
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