The Pacific Era and the United States / Taiheiyo jidai to Beikoku: Kyokuto ninshiki, yoron, seiji, keizai, bunka no doko kenkyu. Masao Dodo.
The Pacific Era and the United States / Taiheiyo jidai to Beikoku: Kyokuto ninshiki, yoron, seiji, keizai, bunka no doko kenkyu
The Pacific Era and the United States / Taiheiyo jidai to Beikoku: Kyokuto ninshiki, yoron, seiji, keizai, bunka no doko kenkyu

Pro-Japan Argument for the Invasion of China

The Pacific Era and the United States / Taiheiyo jidai to Beikoku: Kyokuto ninshiki, yoron, seiji, keizai, bunka no doko kenkyu

Notes: An example of kokumin gaiko, or people's diplomacy, in support of the Japanese Army's occupation of China. Dodo was the editor of Rafu Shimpo, the largest Japanese daily in Los Angeles, and according to newspaper accounts at the time, a frequent lecturer in support of Japan's activities in China. This book, published for the Japanese American audience, justifies the Japanese invasion of Manchuria and Shanghai as a necessary response to Chinese provocations (the Mukden Incident). It also seems aimed at providing Japanese Americans information for discussions with White Americans. Each chapter, in Japanese, is followed by an extensive bibliography of sources and references, mostly in English.

See, for example, Eiichiro Azuma, Between Two Empires, p. 171 ff.

vi, 122 pages.

OCLC: 35555090

Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A very good copy in printed wrappers. Old staples rusted; perfect binding holding.

Publication: Los Angeles: Rafu Shinposha / Los Angeles Japanese Daily News, 1933 (Showa 8).

Item No: #307840

Price: $300