H-US-Japan is an edited, international, nonpartisan network that provides scholars, graduate students, politicians, journalists, policy-makers, researchers, professionals, and others a free daily forum to discuss US-Japan relations in the context of economic, security, political, and diplomatic issues. The primary purpose for H-US-Japan is to enable researchers of US-Japan relations to exchange opinions about the significance of current affairs and historical events of Japan-US relations in depth, to discuss new articles, books, papers, approaches, methods and tools of analysis, and to test new ideas and share comments and tips on teaching.

Recent Content

Author: 
Bruce Cumings
Reviewer: 
Jon Thares Davidann

Davidann on Cumings, 'Parallax Visions: Making Sense of American-East Asian Relations at the End of the Century'

Bruce Cumings. Parallax Visions: Making Sense of American-East Asian Relations at the End of the Century. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1999. 304 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-2276-4.

Reviewed by Jon Thares Davidann (Assistant Professor, Hawaii Pacific University) Published on H-US-Japan (July, 1999)

Author: 
Stephen D. Cohen
Reviewer: 
Timothy J. McKeown

McKeown on Cohen, 'An Ocean Apart: Explaining Three Decades of U.S.-Japanese Trade Frictions'

Stephen D. Cohen. An Ocean Apart: Explaining Three Decades of U.S.-Japanese Trade Frictions. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1998. xi + 256 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-275-95686-8.

Reviewed by Timothy J. McKeown (Department of Political Science University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) Published on H-US-Japan (May, 1999)

Author: 
Mayumi Itoh
Reviewer: 
Sandra Katzman

Katzman on Itoh, 'Globalization of Japan : Japanese Sakoku mentality and U. S. efforts to open Japan'

Mayumi Itoh. Globalization of Japan : Japanese Sakoku mentality and U. S. efforts to open Japan. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998. 224 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-312-17708-9.

Reviewed by Sandra Katzman (Interac Co., Ltd) Published on H-US-Japan (February, 1999)

Opening the Island

Japan is ten years into its third kaikoku, or open door policy, in modern history.

Author: 
Jon Thares Davidann
Reviewer: 
Sandra Katzman

Katzman on Davidann, 'A World of Crisis and Progress: The American YMCA in Japan 1890-1930'

Jon Thares Davidann. A World of Crisis and Progress: The American YMCA in Japan 1890-1930. Bethlehem: Lehigh University Press, 1998. 207 pp. $37.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-934223-43-0.

Reviewed by Sandra Katzman (Interac Co., Ltd) Published on H-US-Japan (February, 1999)

The beginning and the end

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