Reviews

Author: 
Stanley Weintraub
Reviewer: 
Brandon P. Seto

Seto on Weintraub, 'Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World at War, December 1941'


Stanley Weintraub. Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World at War, December 1941. Cambridge: Da Capo Press, 2011. vii + 201 pp. $24.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-306-82061-8.

Reviewed by Brandon P. Seto (History Dept, Loyola Marymount University)
Published on H-US-Japan (June, 2012)
Commissioned by Yone Sugita

Plotting a Course through the Storm, Christmas, 1941

Author: 
Christopher Aldous, Akihito Suzuki
Reviewer: 
Juha Saunavaara

Saunavaara on Aldous and Suzuki, 'Reforming Public Health in Occupied Japan, 1945-52: Alien Prescriptions?'


Christopher Aldous, Akihito Suzuki. Reforming Public Health in Occupied Japan, 1945-52: Alien Prescriptions? Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia Series. New York: Routledge, 2012. xv + 234 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-68149-0; $100.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-203-14282-0.

Reviewed by Juha Saunavaara (University of Oulu)
Published on H-US-Japan (June, 2012)
Commissioned by Yone Sugita

Author: 
Paul Midford
Reviewer: 
Alon Levkowitz

Levkowitz on Midford, 'Rethinking Japanese Public Opinion and Security: From Pacifism to Realism?'


Paul Midford. Rethinking Japanese Public Opinion and Security: From Pacifism to Realism? Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2011. 272 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-7216-7; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-7217-4.

Reviewed by Alon Levkowitz (Bar-Ilan University)
Published on H-US-Japan (April, 2012)
Commissioned by Yone Sugita

Author: 
Peter Mauch
Reviewer: 
Juha Saunavaara

Saunavaara on Mauch, 'Sailor Diplomat: Nomura Kichisaburō and the Japanese-American War'


Peter Mauch. Sailor Diplomat: Nomura Kichisaburō and the Japanese-American War. Harvard East Asian Monographs. Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center, 2011. xvii + 312 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-05599-5.

Reviewed by Juha Saunavaara (University of Oulu)
Published on H-US-Japan (January, 2012)
Commissioned by Yone Sugita

Author: 
Mark J. Mclelland, Nanette Gottlieb, eds.
Reviewer: 
Sandra Katzman

Katzman on Mclelland and Gottlieb, 'Japanese Cybercultures'


Mark J. Mclelland, Nanette Gottlieb, eds. Japanese Cybercultures. New York: Routledge, 2003. 252 pp. $53.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-415-27919-2.

Reviewed by Sandra Katzman (Osaka University, Adjunct Professor of English)
Published on H-US-Japan (August, 2011)
Commissioned by Yone Sugita

Cyber Cypher: The Start of Japanese Web Culture

Author: 
Mariko Tamanoi
Reviewer: 
Bill Sewell

Sewell on Tamanoi, 'Memory Maps: The State and Manchuria in Postwar Japan'


Mariko Tamanoi. Memory Maps: The State and Manchuria in Postwar Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2009. x + 211 pp. $49.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3267-4.

Reviewed by Bill Sewell (Saint Mary's University)
Published on H-US-Japan (July, 2010)
Commissioned by Yone Sugita

War, Memory, and Perspective

Author: 
Margarita Estévez-Abe
Reviewer: 
Brian J. McVeigh

McVeigh on Estévez-Abe, 'Welfare and Capitalism in Postwar Japan: Party, Bureaucracy, and Business'


Margarita Estévez-Abe. Welfare and Capitalism in Postwar Japan: Party, Bureaucracy, and Business. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. xv + 340 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-85693-5; $27.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-72221-6.

Reviewed by Brian J. McVeigh (Department of East Asian Studies, University of Arizona )
Published on H-US-Japan (July, 2010)
Commissioned by Yone Sugita

Author: 
Michael J. Green, Bates Gill, eds.
Reviewer: 
Alon Levkowitz

Levkowitz on Green and Gill, 'Asia's New Multilateralism: Cooperation, Competition, and the Search for Community'


Michael J. Green, Bates Gill, eds. Asia's New Multilateralism: Cooperation, Competition, and the Search for Community. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009. xiii + 382 pp. $89.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-14442-1; $32.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-14443-8.

Author: 
John Van Sant, Peter Mauch, Yoneyuki Sugita
Reviewer: 
Fintan Hoey

Hoey on Van Sant and Mauch and Sugita, 'Historical Dictionary of United States-Japanese Relations'


John Van Sant, Peter Mauch, Yoneyuki Sugita. Historical Dictionary of United States-Japanese Relations. Historical Dictionaries of U.S. Diplomacy Series. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 2007. Illustrations, maps. 344 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8108-5608-0.

Reviewed by Fintan Hoey (University College Dublin)
Published on H-US-Japan (August, 2009)

U.S.-Japan Relations

Author: 
Yong Wook Lee
Reviewer: 
Brian J. McVeigh

McVeigh on Lee, 'The Japanese Challenge to the American Neoliberal World Order: Identity, Meaning, and Foreign Policy'


Yong Wook Lee. The Japanese Challenge to the American Neoliberal World Order: Identity, Meaning, and Foreign Policy. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2008. xvii + 284 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-5812-3.

Reviewed by Brian J. McVeigh
Published on H-US-Japan (April, 2009)
Commissioned by Yone Sugita

Author: 
Michael R. Auslin
Reviewer: 
Michael J. Wert

Wert on Auslin, 'Negotiating with Imperialism: The Unequal Treaties and the Culture of Japanese Diplomacy'


Michael R. Auslin. Negotiating with Imperialism: The Unequal Treaties and the Culture of Japanese Diplomacy. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006. 276 pp. $18.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-674-02227-0.

Reviewed by Michael J. Wert (Marquette University)
Published on H-US-Japan (March, 2009)
Commissioned by Yone Sugita

Author: 
Thomas W. Burkman
Reviewer: 
Kelly E. Crager

Crager on Burkman, 'Japan and the League of Nations: Empire and World Order, 1914-1938'


Thomas W. Burkman. Japan and the League of Nations: Empire and World Order, 1914-1938. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2008. xv + 289 pp. $58.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-2982-7.

Reviewed by Kelly E. Crager (Texas Tech University)
Published on H-US-Japan (March, 2009)
Commissioned by Yone Sugita

Japanese Interwar Diplomacy

Author: 
Takeshi Matsuda
Reviewer: 
Dayna Barnes

Barnes on Matsuda, 'Soft Power and Its Perils: U.S. Cultural Policy in Early Postwar Japan and Permanent Dependency'


Takeshi Matsuda. Soft Power and Its Perils: U.S. Cultural Policy in Early Postwar Japan and Permanent Dependency. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2007. Plates. xx + 372 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-0040-5.

Reviewed by Dayna Barnes
Published on H-US-Japan (February, 2009)
Commissioned by Yone Sugita

Author: 
Tomohito Shinoda
Reviewer: 
Michael David

David on Shinoda, 'Koizumi Diplomacy: Japan's Kantei Approach to Foreign and Defense Affairs'


Tomohito Shinoda. Koizumi Diplomacy: Japan's Kantei Approach to Foreign and Defense Affairs. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2007. 216 pp. $18.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-98699-9.

Reviewed by Michael David (Independent scholar)
Published on H-US-Japan (January, 2009)
Commissioned by Yone Sugita

Author: 
Masamichi S. Inoue
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Miller

Miller on Inoue, 'Okinawa and the U.S. Military: Identity Making in the Age of Globalization'


Masamichi S. Inoue. Okinawa and the U.S. Military: Identity Making in the Age of Globalization. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. xiii + 296 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-13890-1.

Reviewed by Jennifer Miller (Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Published on H-US-Japan (December, 2007)

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