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Historical Dictionary of United States-Japan Relations - Historical Dictionaries of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations 4 (Hardback)
  • Historical Dictionary of United States-Japan Relations - Historical Dictionaries of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations 4 (Hardback)
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Historical Dictionary of United States-Japan Relations - Historical Dictionaries of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations 4 (Hardback)

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Hardback 344 Pages / Published: 29/01/2007
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The Historical Dictionary of United States-Japan Relations traces this one hundred and fifty year relationship through a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and cross-referenced dictionary entries on key persons, places, events, institutions, and organizations. Covering everything from Walt Whitman's poem, A Broadway Pageant, commemorating the visit of the Shogun's Embassy to the U.S. in 1860, to zaibatsu, this ready reference is an excellent starting point for the study of Japan's dealings with the U.S.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810856080
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 608 g
Dimensions: 220 x 149 x 29 mm


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a very useful reference guide and is recommended... * American Reference Books Annual, March 2008 *
This is a superb, authoritative, and comprehensive guide and dictionary, indispensable for pivotal individuals, as well as for events, treaties, even debates in the extraordinary-and extraordinarily revealing-150 years of relations between Japan and the United States. -- Walter LaFeber
The compilers of this volume, John Van Sant, Peter Mauch, and Yoneyuki Sugita have drawn on a wide range of sources, listed in the useful sixteen-page bibliography, to produce this wealth of information on a variety of subject areas. . . . The main value of this publication is to be derived from the rich and comprehensive 243-page body of the dictionary. The entries are written in clear and succinct prose, many of which point the reader in the direction of other related head words that are presented in bold type. . . . [A] practical and welcome resource for those studying U.S.-Japanese relations and an important reference work that should definitely be held by institutions with programs in Asian and American studies. * H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online, August 2009 *
The Japanese started arriving in America as castaway sailors in the 1840s. By 1853 President Millard Fillmore responded with a commodore, escorted by the biggest battleships in the world, to negotiate trade relationships in Japan. Thus began the complex relationship that developed between the US and Japan, partially based upon "gentlemen's agreements" that excluded the Japanese from the US, and partly based on the threat or reality of war. Working from an initial chronology, these entries describe the people and events that eventually became one of the world's more amicable relationships. Here Junichiro Koizumi expresses his opinion of the US with a denunciation of terrorism at 9/11 followed by a visit to North Korea; here liberal Mike Mansfield impresses conservative Ronald Reagan so much the new president asks Mansfield to retain his post as ambassador to Japan; here we find why Japan's military is even now limited to defense. * Reference and Research Book News, May 2007 *

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