Rare Book Linking Anti-Japanese Sentiment with a Coming Pacific War
[Japan and the United States: Young Warriors] Nichibei moshi tatakawaba
Notes: A book tracing the history of US-Japanese relations focusing on the growth of anti-Japanese sentiment in the United States and the legal and diplomatic efforts to exclude and discriminate against Japanese immigrants. The author then turns to the growing possibility of a war in the Pacific between the two countries.
The book fits into a nationalist, imperialist narrative that was growing in Japan throughout the 1920s which argued for the inevitability of a US-Japanese conflict (several Western scholars also published books on the likelihood of a Pacific War during this time). Tamura's work is very little known, with just one library holding (in Japan), despite this copy being a fifth printing, published four years after the first.
The cover of the book has a Japanese flag on the front and a map of the Pacific Rim on the back, with lines showing distances between key locations.
, , 169,  pages.
OCLC: 703696048 (National Diet Library)
Edition + Condition: Fifth printing. Old dampstains in the page margins, else a very good copy in the original printed wrappers.
Publication: Kyoto: Bunsen Shoin, 1929 (Showa 4).
Item No: #361095