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"[Wetzler] concludes that Hirohito participated fully in the decision-making processes that led to key events, from the Manchurian Incident, through the attack on Pearl Harbor, to the decision to surrender. He argues that like members of other decision-making bodies, Hirohito was able to prevail on some occasions but not on others, and that he shares responsibility for the decisions and should not be singled out for blame. The book's greatest virtue is its balanced approach to a topic that has been and will continue to be hotly debated." --Choice "An important addition to studies dealing with Hirohito and Japanese political history of the Showa era." --American Historical Review

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. 2. Imperial Navy Planning and the Emperor
  2. pp. 12-32
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  1. 3. Pearl Harbor and Decision Making
  2. pp. 33-60
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  1. 4. Tōjō and the Emperor: Mutual Political Convictions
  2. pp. 61-81
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  1. 5. Scientism, History, and Confucianism: An Emperor’s Education
  2. pp. 82-113
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  1. 6. Ancient Institutions and Foreign Cultures: New Interpretations for Modern Times
  2. pp. 114-138
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  1. 7. Hirohito’s First Adviser: Count Makino Nobuaki
  2. pp. 139-178
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  1. 8. Conclusion
  2. pp. 179-202
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  1. Appendixes
  2. pp. 203-221
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 223-267
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 269-280
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 281-294
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780824862855
Related ISBN
9780824819255
MARC Record
OCLC
45842906
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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