The Historical Dictionary of Japanese Foreign Policy includes a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Japanese Foreign Policy.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 412
Weight: 735 g
Dimensions: 234 x 162 x 31 mm
This reference book written by three scholars affiliated with Osaka University in Japan is intended for general audiences. Entries are relatively short, with cross-references bolded in the text or placed at the end. . . .The introduction provides a decent overview of foreign relations starting in 1543, although the book's focus is the late Tokugawa period from the mid-19th century through the 20th century. . . .[T]here is a general chronology and a listing of prime ministers, foreign ministers, and even vice foreign ministers. . . .For libraries collecting comprehensively. * CHOICE *
This book would be of most use in libraries serving users who are studying Japanese foreign policy at a basic level, especially those on courses that have the same approach to the subject as its authors. * s *