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.
John E. Van Sant is associate professor of history at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Peter Mauch is a lecturer of international history at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan. Yoneyuki Sugita is associate professor of American history at Osaka University of Foreign Studies and author of Pitfall or Panacea: The Irony of US Power in Occupied Japan.
Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Reader's Note Part 4 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 5 Chronology Part 6 Map Part 7 Images Part 8 Introduction Part 9 THE DICTIONARY Part 10 Appendix A United States Presidents and Secretaries of State, 1789-2005 Part 11 Appendix B Japanese Prime Ministers Part 12 Bibliography Part 13 About the Authors