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1st Edition

War and Diplomacy in the Japanese Empire

ISBN 9780415587921
Published September 9, 2010 by Routledge
528 Pages

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Book Description

The author had access to many Japanese texts and private documents dealing with undercurrents of diplomacy and with constitutional history; he also had the advantage of knowing the Japanese attitude towards life and politics, the terrific force of Japan’s traditions as they are brought to bear on international relations, while at the same time possessing the necessary perspective provided by occidental training in analysis and criticism. The result is a revealing and careful exposition of the structure and psychology of the Japanese government, from the Emperor down, and the only history of Japanese diplomacy as a cause of war that has ever been written.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Constitutional Organization  1. The Imperial Constitution  2. The Imperial Throne, The Lord Privy Seal and the Genro  3. The Cabinet  4. The Privy Council  5. The Advisory Council on Foreign Relations  6. The Imperial Diet  7. The Judiciary  8. The Foreign Office and the Foreign Service  Part 2: The Control of Foreign Relations in Practice  9. The Revision of Unequal Treaties  10. The Sino-Japanese War  11.The Anglo-Japanese Alliance  12. The Russo-Japanese War  13. The Annexation of Korea  14. Japanese Entry into the World War  15. The Sino-Japanese Negotiations, 1915  16. Adherence to the London Declaration of Alliance  17. The Lansing-Ishii Agreement  18. The Siberian Expedition  19. The Paris Peace Conference  20. The Washington Conference  21. The Sino-Japanese Postal Agreement  22. The Tsinan Incident  23. The Pact of Paris  24. A Grave Manchurian Incident  25. The London Naval Treaty  26 .The Manchurian Crisis  Part 3: The Conduct of Foreign Relations  27. The Treaty-Making Power in Japan  28. The War Power  29. The Formulation of Policies.  Appendix. Bibliography.  Index.

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‘It is the most scholarly work in the English Language on this subject. It is tremendously important because it provides the only source of material available in English.’ George Sokolsky