Japan and North America: First contacts to the Pacific War, Volume 1

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Ellis S. Krauss, Benjamin Nyblade
Taylor & Francis, 2004 - Canada - 408 pages
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
manifest destiny modernisation
25
PART 10
56
Hamilton Fish 1872
62
from friendly irritants
109
evolution of a strategy
130
Japans special interests and the Washington Conference
157
The origins of the Pacific War
230
PART 9
251
deterrence theory and decision theory
255
Economic ties 209
261
The decision to use the atomic bomb
281
Marshall Truman and the decision to drop the bomb
297
Hiroshimas and Nagasakis in Japanese memory
345
World War II in the American
368

the background
167
the origins of the Second World
181
one road to Pearl Harbor
202
Japans plans for museum on World War II mired in dispute
386
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