Issue 44 (Apr)

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Maritime Strategy and National Security in Japan and Britain, From the First Alliance to Post -9/11

Maritime Strategy and National Security in Japan and Britain, From the First Alliance to Post -9/11

edited by Alessio Patalano, Global Oriental, Leiden and Boston, 2012,  255 pages including index, ISBN 978-1-906876-27-2 Review by Sir Hugh Cortazzi This book arises from a conference held in London in 2009 organized by the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London and the Japanese Embassy. ‘This project [readers are told] represents the summation […]

Contemporary Japan: History, Politics and Social Change Since the 1980s

Contemporary Japan: History, Politics and Social Change Since the 1980s

by Jeff Kingston, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, Second edition, 2013, 313 pages including index and glossary, £19.99, ISBN 978-1-118-31507-1

A History of Japanese Political Thought, 1600-1901

A History of Japanese Political Thought, 1600-1901

by Watanabe Hiroshi, translated by David Noble, I-House Press, International House of Japan, 2012, 543 pages including notes, bibliography and index, ISBN 978-4-903452-24-1 Review by Sir Hugh Cortazzi Professor Hiroshi Watanabe is professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo and a specialist in the history of Japanese and Asian political thought.  Students of Japanese history, […]

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