Japan: Military Regime
(see also Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, Burma, China: Revolution & Anti-Japanese War, Fascism & World War II: Pacific)
Japan's Surrender Decision & the Monarchy: Staying the Course in an Unwinnable War. Herbert P. Bix, Japan Focus (7/5/05).
On the Web: Specialized Sites
In the Library: Articles
Asada, Sadao. "The shock of the atomic bomb & Japan's decision to surrender: a reconsideration," Pacific Historical Review 67 (1998):477-512.
Buruma, Ian. "Asia world," NY Review of Books (6/12/03):54-57. Includes revealing note on governance of Manchukuo in 1930s as model for future of East Asia.
Csete, Anne. "Perceptions of the enemy: the US & Japan during World War II," Radical History 76 (win 2000):212-22.
Davidann, Jon Thares. "'Collossal illusions': US-Japanese relations in the Institute of Pacific Relations, 1919-1938," Journal of World History 12,1 (spr01):155-82.
Koshiro, Yukiko. "Eurasian eclipse: Japan's end game in World War II," American Historical Review 109,2 (4/04):417-44.
MacDonald, Callum. "'Kill all, burn all, loot all': the Nanking massacre of December 1937 & Japanese policy in China," in Mark Levene & Penny Roberts (eds.) The Massacre in History (NY, 1999), pp. 223-47.
Pollitt, Katha. "Cold comfort," Nation (6/11/10):10. Japanese Army & World War II sexual slavery.
Thomas, Julia A. "Photography, national identity, & the 'cataract of times': wartime images & the case of Japan," American Historical Review 103, 5 (1998):1474-1501.
Wilson, George M. "A new look at the problem of 'Japanese fascism'" Comparative Studies in Society & History 10,4 (1968).
Yoneda, Sayoko. "Sexual & racial discrimination: a historical inquiry into the Japanese military's 'comfort' women system of enforced prostitution," in Pierson & Chaudhuri (eds.) Nation, Empire, Colony (Bloomington: Indiana U, 1998), pp. 237-50.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Barnhart, Michael A. Japan Prepares for Total War: The Search for Economic Security, 1919-1941 (Ithaca: Cornell, 1989).
Bix, Herbert P. Hirohito & the Making of Modern Japan (NY: HarperCollins, 2000).
Chang, Iris. The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II (NY: Basic Books, 1997).
Cook, Haruko Taya & Theodore F. Cook. Japan at War: An Oral History (NY: New Press, 1992).
Choucri, Nazli; Robert C. North & Susumu Yamakage. The Challenge of Japan before World War II & After (NY: Routledge, 1992).
Dower, John W. Empire & Aftermath: Yoshida Shigeru & the Japanese Experience, 1878-1954 (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1979).
__________. War Without Mercy: Race & Power in the Pacific War (NY: Pantheon, 1986).
__________. Japan in War & Peace: Selected Essays (NY: New Press, 1993).
Duus, Masayo. Tokyo Rose: Orphan of the Pacific (NY: Kodansha, 1979).
Duus, Peter; Ramon H. Myers & Mark R. Peattie (eds.) The Japanese Wartime Empire, 1931-1945 (Princeton: Princeton U, 1996).
Embree, John F. The Japanese (Washington: Smithsonian, 1943).
Evans, David C. & Mark R. Peattie. Kaigun: Strategy, Tactics & Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1887-1941 (Annapolis MD: Naval Institutem 1997).
Fogel, Joshua (ed.) The Nanjing Massacre in History & Historiography (Berkeley: U. California, 2000).
Friend, Theodore. The Blue-Eyed Enemy: Japan against the West in Java & Luzon, 1942-1945 (Princeton: Princeton U, 1988).
Fujita, Frank. Foo: A Japanese-American Prisoner of the Rising Sun: The Secret Prison Diary of... (Denton TX: North Texas U, 1993).
Honjo, Shigeru. Emperor Hirohito & his Chief Aide-de-Camp: The Honjo Diary, 1933-36 (Tokyo: U of Tokyo, 1982).
Harris, Sheldon H. Factories of Death: Japanese Biological Warfare, 1932-1945, & the American Cover-Up (rev. ed.; NY: Routledge, 2002).
Honda, Katsuichi. The Nanjing Massacre: A Japanese Journalist Confronts Japan's National Shame (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1999).
Hoyt, Edwin P. The Kamikazes (NY: Arbor House, 1983).
__________. Japan's War: The Great Pacific Conflict, 1953-1952 (NY: McGraw-Hill, 1986).
__________. Yamamoto: The Man Who Planned Pearl Harbor (NY: McGraw-Hill, 1990).
__________. Three Military Leaders: Heihachiro Togo, Isoroku Yamamoto, Tomoyuki Yamashita (Tokyo: Kodansha, 1993).
__________. Inferno. The Fire Bombing of Japan, March 9-August 25, 1945 (Lanham MD: Madison, 2000).
__________. Warlord: Tojo Against the World (NY: Cooper Square, 2001).
Ienaga, Saburo. The Pacific War, 1931-1945. A Critical Perspective on Japan's Role in World War II  (NY, 1978).
Kaiyuan, Zhang (ed.) Eyewitnesses to Massacre: American Missionaries Bear Witness to Japanese Atrocities in Nanjing (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2000).
Large, Stephen S. Emperor Hirohito & Showa Japan: A Political Biography (London, 1992).
Madej, W. Victor. Japanese War Mobilization & the Pacific Campaign, 1941-45 (Allentown, 1985).
Matthews, Tony. Shadows Dancing: Japanese Espionage against the West, 1939-1945 (NY: St. Martin's, 1994).
McCormack, Gavan. Chang Tso-lin in Northeast China, 1911-1928: China, Japan, & the Manchurian Idea (Stanford: Stanford U, 1977).
__________. Reflections on Modern Japanese History in the Context of the Concept of "Genocide" (Harvard Occasional Papers in Japanese Studies 2001-1; Cambridge MA: Harvard, 2001).
Morley, James W. (ed.) Japan's Road to the Pacific War (NY: Columbia U, 198?).
Morris, Ivan. Japan 1931-1945: Militarism, Fascism, Japanism? (NY: Heath, 1963).
Myers, Ramon H. & Mark R. Peattie (eds.) The Japanese Colonial Empire, 1895-1945 (Princeton, 1984).
Ohnuki-Tierney, Emiko. Kamikaze, Cherry Blossoms, & Nationalisms: The Militarization of Aesthetics in Japanese History (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 2002).
Peattie, Mark R. Nan'yo: The Rise & Fall of the Japanese in Micronesia, 1885-1945 (Honolulu, 1988).
Seagrave, Sterling & Peggy Seagrave. The Yamato Dynasty: The Secret History of Japan's Imperial Family (NY: Broadway, 2001).
Stephen, John J. Hawaii Under the Rising Sun: Japan's Plans for Conquest after Pearl Harbor (Honolulu, 1993).
Tanaka, Yuki. Japan's Comfort Women. Sexual Slavery & Prostitution during World War II & the US Occupation (NY: Routledge, 2001).
Yoshiaka, Yoshimi. Comfort Women: Sexual Slavery in the Japanese Military during World War II (NY: Columbia, 2001).
Yoshimura, Akira. Battleship Mushashi: The Making & Sinking of the World's Biggest Battleship (Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1999).
Young, Louise. Japan's Total Empire: Manchuria & the Culture of Wartime Imperialism (Berkeley: U. of California, 1998).
In the Library: Fiction
Endo, Shusaku. The Sea & Poison (London: Quartet, 1979).
Ishiguro, Kazuo. A Pale View of Hills (NY: Putnam, 1982). Japanese woman settled in Britain recalls horrors of World War II.
Maruya, Saiichi. Grass for My Pillow (NY: Columbia, 2002).
Sa, Shan. The Girl Who Played Go (NY: Knopf, 2003). Chinese girl confronts Japanese soldier in 1930's Manchuria.
Smith, Martin Cruz. December 6 (NY: Simon & Schuster, 2002). Thriller set in pre-war Tokyo.
Tsukiyama, Gail. The Language of Threads (NY: St. Martin's, 1999).
Wand, David Hsin-Fu. Asian-American Heritage: An Anthology of Prose & Poetry (NY: Washington Square, 1974).
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Photography