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Politics and Culture in Wartime Japan
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Politics and Culture in Wartime Japan

Ben-Ami Shillony


The Pacific War was the most traumatic experience for Japan in modern times. This book examines the politics and culture of Japan during this period: the establishment of the wartime regime, its character and limitations; the actions and reactions of the emperor, the bureaucrats, and the politicians; the deposing of the Prime Minister in the middle of the war; political developments under his successors; the role of the press; the behaviour of intellectuals; and prevailing attitudes towards the West. This book argues that the wartime regime of Japan, repressive as it was, was very different fr ... More

Keywords: Pacific War, Japan, wartime regime, Prime Minister, Western civilization, intellectuals, emperor, bureaucrats

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198202608
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202608.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ben-Ami Shillony, author
Hebrew University of Jerusalem