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.
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