Japanese Wartime Zoo Policy: The Silent Victims of World War II

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Springer, Nov 14, 2010 - Social Science - 245 pages
This book examines Japanese wartime zoo policy during World War II, analyzing the reasons why the Home Ministry destroyed more than 300 showpiece animals throughout Japan well before U.S. air strikes were anticipated, with international comparisons of the effects of the war on zoos in Europe, the United States, and the Middle East.
 

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Contents

Disposal of Dangerous Animals asJapans National Policy
1
Creation ofModern Zoos and Militarism in Japan
15
3 Zoos in Eastern Japan and World War II
37
4 Zoos in Western Japan and World War II
57
5 Zoos in Central Japan and World War II
77
7 Zoos in Europe and World War II
121
9 Zoos in Japan in the Early Postwar Years
161
Assessment of Japanese Wartime Zoo Policy
185
Notes
207
Bibliography
229
Index
237
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M. ITOH is a former Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA.