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This work by these two authors is an excellent base for looking at the political situation that these authors believed to be behind the continued emergence of Japan as a great power in the Pacific area, or perhaps what we might, in 2013, call, East Asia. More specifically they cover the rise and influence of the great Meiji oligarchs, the men who really lead the Meiji Restorations, such as prince Ito (who died in 1909) General Yamagata (died 1922) and Matsukata who died in 1924. The issue that these writer correctly identified was how might the state of Japan be run in the political sense when so many of its real founding fathers had died.Those who had not were, by 1934, quite old for active political life. It is a very prescient work for the time when it was written. 

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CHATTM FACI I The Britain of the East
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The Menace of Numbers
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A Five Year Plan for Japan
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