A journalist on the Japan Chronicle for eleven years this volume examines the history, economy, politics and society of Japan from just before the First World War until 1926. Japan’s relations with the West, as well as with Russia and China are also discussed.
1. An End and a Beginning 2. Katsura and the Mob 3. The Korean Conspiracy 4. Yamamoto and the Naval Scandals 5. Japan on the Eve of the Great War 6. The Outbreak of the Great War 7. The Making of Emperors 8. Japan’s Reactions to the Great War 9. Terauchi and his China Policy 10. Effect of America Entering the War 11.War Prosperity in Japan 12. The Hara Government and Intervention in Siberia 13.The Kochak Adventure 14. Social Developments After the War 15.The Independence Movement in Korea 16. Japan and the Peace of Versailles 17. Strikes, Trade Unions and Patriotic Societies 18. The Emperor 19. The Massacre at Nikolaevsk 20. Shantung and the Consortium 21. The Hunchung Rising 22. A Strange Religion 23. Morphia Replaces Opium 24. The Anglo-Japanese Alliance 25. The Patriotic Cult 26. The Great Dockyard Strikes 27. A Crop of Scandals 28. The Murder of the Premier 29. The Washington Conference 30. Sitting Tight in Siberia 31. The End of the Siberian Adventure 32. Dissensions in All Quarters 33. The Old and the New 34. The Great Earthquake 35. The Highest and the Lowest in the Land 36. A Better Chinese Policy 37. Three Remarkable Trials 38. Policies at Home and Abroad 39. A Stormy Close to a Short Era 40. The Taisho Tenno