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Pac.DS888.5.K4613 2006
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TITLE: From Marco Polo Bridge to Pearl Harbor : who was responsible? / foreword by editor-in-chief Tsuneo Watanabe ; edited by James E. Auer.
UNIFORM TITLE: Kensh›o sens›o sekinin. English.
ADDED TITLE: Who was responsible?
PUBLISHED: Tokyo, Japan : Yomiuri Shimbun, c2006.
DESCRIPTION: 410 p., 16 p. of plates : ill., facsim., maps ; 25 cm.
EDITION: 1st ed.
NOTES: Includes bibliographical references (p. 379-389) and index.
NOTES: An overview of Japan's wars in the Showa era -- Military elites' interference in politics over Manchuria and inner Mongolia: Japan's 'bastion' --Hirota's diplomacy: following the military,
NOTES: lacking an understanding of Chinese nationalism -- Hard-line stance leads to stalemate; constitutional government succumbs to military power --
NOTES: Siding with Germany to face U.S., staking Japan's fate on Tripartite Pact -- Japan miscalculates on oil embargo, advances south without determination --
NOTES: Tojo government fails in its mission, miscalculates and wages war --Personal vanity, misjudgment make war situation worse, leading to Japan's defeat in Battle of Midway --
NOTES: Rivalry grows between Army and Navy; desperate soldiers choose 'honorable death' --Battle of Okinawa results in huge loss of life; island is sacrificed in attempt to delay mainland attack --
NOTES: Jushin indecisive, government blind to peace talks -- Japan fails to prevent dropping of atomic bombs, Soviet entry into war --Japan agonizes over decision to surrender -- U.S. takes helm of Tokyo Tribunal; Soviet Union detains 575,000 Japanese --
NOTES: Who's responsible for the Showa War? -- Military, government and political leaders who are accountable for crucial moments of history --The persons most responsible for the Showa War -- What we should learn from the Showa War -- Afterword.
SUBJECT: World War, 1939-1945 --Japan.
SUBJECT: Japan--Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945.
SUBJECT: Tokyo Trial, Tokyo, Japan, 1946-1948.
ADDED ENTRY: Auer, James E.
ADDED ENTRY: Watanabe, Tsuneo, 1926-
ADDED ENTRY: Yomiuri shinbun (Tokyo, Japan)

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