The Japan Year Book (6-vol. ES set)
This is the second part of a series that has been established to reprint all the volumes of The Japan Year Book, first published in the pre-war period.
- Launched in 1905 and edited by Yoshitaro Takenobu, a professor of Waseda University and a founding editor of The Japan Times, The Japan Year Book was one of the most influential periodical sources of information on Japan in the early 20th century and was widely used and cited by overseas journalists, scholars, and authors.
- Despite its fame and importance, very few libraries—even in Japan—hold the early volumes of the Year Book in their collections. This long-awaited new reprint will therefore be especially welcomed by libraries seeking to fill these gaps.